“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”
I had this song playing in my head when I woke up this morning, and the lyrics just seemed the perfect match to these images… :)
A little political humor from Mark Fiore and the folks at Truthdig… Uh… Merry Christmas?
No, that title is not the lead-in to a joke, although I can certainly understand how those who know my views on religion might think so. No, that line is actually taken from the Twitter feed widget on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell website, which was made in reference to the segment from last night’s show where Penn Jillette and Father James Martin teach America – and Congress – how to respectfully disagree on issues far more volatile than what the top income tax bracket should be.
If you’ve been as frustrated with the state of American politics as I’ve been, this video might just make your day too! :D
Okay, between keeping up with all my TV programming, a terrible backache, and my depression, it’s been a week since my last post. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been paying attention. And so, at great risk to my aching back, I’ve put together this little post to reflect just a few of my thoughts… :wink:
It’s funny, the tricks the mind can play. When I woke up this morning, a song was playing in my head that I hadn’t heard in going on 50 years. I’m thinking it was that Blazing Saddles clip I included in my Shutdown Reflections… post that finally dredged it up, but I suspect that the seed was actually planted when I included those images of Florida’s Seven Mile Bridge in my Amazing Bridges Around The World!
Well, it’s déjà vu all over again my friends. So I thought I’d post a little somethin’ somethin’ to reflect my thoughts…
With the news once again being filled with crap about the debt ceiling and Obamacare, and I was so tempted to go off on a rant. But then it occurred to me that there’s nothing I could say that hasn’t already been said so many times before. So I thought I’d do something a little bit different instead…
Break out the Kettle Corn friends, because the following clip from last night’s Rachel Maddow Show is like a weird Right Wing Dingbat parody of Jim Carrey’s I’m Kicking My Ass! bit from the movie Liar Liar. And if that isn’t schizophrenic enough for ya, the “party of small government,” that nevertheless insists on government-mandated ultrasounds for women contemplating abortion, is now telling us we don’t need health insurance…
In case I haven’t made myself clear, I am totally opposed to the plan, now being argued before Congress, to “punish” the Syrian regime, with U.S. air strikes, for that regime’s use of chemical weapons against its own people. But don’t get me wrong. I think President Assad and all the others responsible should burn in hell for these terrible crimes. I just don’t think that anything short of a massive, all-out invasion, with a lengthy involvement of thousands of American “boots on the ground” (which no one wants, including myself) has any chance at all of hindering Assad’s choice to use these weapons again in the future. And frankly, I don’t think even an all-out invasion will do the trick either.
With that in mind, I’ve extracted the following clips from two of the four Firesign Theatre: Everything You Know Is Wrong videos posted to 9IIFCS’s YouTube Channel, that expresses (with mockery, of course) my thoughts about the media, people pushing to “sell me” on pointless crap, and most of all, what laughably passes for “military intelligence!”