This is a 13-minute presentation Carlin delivered on August 28, 2006. According to Carlin, as the country continues to deteriorate, “Nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care.” Comment posted at the video site: “As in feudal days, it seems that the jester is the only one left allowed to speak the truth openly.”
I do love quotes! A novel in every sentence, as I see it. I’ve been collecting quotes for years. These are quotes that I noticed or noticed anew over the past six months. There’s no particular theme here, though many of these do concern education/enlightenment: In preparing for battle I have always found that plans […]
The Missouri legislature will soon consider Senate Bill 285 to protect the right of pharmacists who refuse to dispense birth control pills. Here’s the text of the bill: This act protects the conscience rights of pharmaceutical professionals. Such pharmaceutical professionals shall not be required to perform, assist, recommend, refer for, or participate in any service […]
Salon’s War Room presents Fox’s coverage as a case of especially shoddy journalism regarding Iran’s alleged provision of arms to forces hostile to the US in Iraq: Let’s say for the sake of argument that the administration is right on two key points: that Iranian arms are indeed flowing into Iraq and that it’s happening […]
Today is also known as Evolution Sunday. Many church congregations celebrate the genius of Charles Darwin today. I celebrated Darwin by going to the St. Louis Zoo with my six-year old daughter. The zoo has a terrific ape exhibition area. We focused on gorillas, and they put on a great show. The scenary inside, including the murals […]
A man who conducted interrogation of Iraqis as a contract employee for the U.S. military tell us how it really was in the Washington Post. Here’s an excerpt: The lead interrogator at the DIF had given me specific instructions: I was to deprive the detainee of sleep during my 12-hour shift by opening his cell every […]
You guessed it. See here for Mother Jones’ tabulations. On MSNBC it was Anna Nicole Smith by a 7 to 1 ratio.