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by pelcan Mon Jun 25th, 2007 at 07:28:07 PM EST

Here are some of the best political youtube videos I've seen:


The Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, John O. Pastore, "was not previously familiar with Rogers' work, and was sometimes described as gruff and impatient." (wikipedia) PBS is like the American BBC, it is, for the most part, unbiased, provides objective reporting, and represents how news should be. I'm also a big fan of NPR, the channel's radio station, which provides a huge contrast when you switch from the stupidity that is talk radio to the intelligence from its reporting. With all the talk among the Republicans about how Christianly they are, one would have thought they acted like this man, a minister who acts out what real Christian values should be.

2. I'm certainly not a fan of Trump, who seems like a greedy businessman, but this interview provides the greatest argument against the Iraq war that I've ever seen. This is what truth to power really means. An absolute must-see:


The only lefty in the US to anchor his own news show, Keith Olbermann is a hero to the American left and his special comments provide a clear direction in a world surrounded by meaningless right-wing talking points. If Bill O'Reilly is Joe McCarthy (and there are many comparisons, which I might deal with in a later column), then Olbermann is Edward R. Murrow. He doesn't give the demagogues of the right a free pass when they make yet another outrageous statement and he holds the federal government accountable on their actions. While pundits from the extremes of both the left nd right are often so caught up in there hatred of the other party to think straight, Keith still manages the entertain with his clever sense of humor Watch more of his commentary here

As I have mentioned in an earlier post, the justice system in the US is out of control, as demonstrated in the $54 million missing pants lawsuit. Fortunately, the case was dismissed, and the plaintiff may have to pay some of the Chung's legal fees. However, the emotional and financial impact on the family and their store will continue to last.

Catch up on the US presidential race-with jokes!- on this great site:

A shocking report that resulted from real journalism. The mastermind behind an environmental genocide, the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives and (trillions?) in US treasure gets his WashPo series.

If you've got some good videos or commentary on US politics, please comment.

The #1 reason I want a Democratic president: the Supreme Court. In three cases today with rulings as incomprehensible as Gore v. Bush, th court managed to rule against student free speech, monitoring campaign advertising (you Europeans take it for granted), and keeping tax dollars away from faith (pandering)-based initiatives.
http://news.yahoo.com/i/701;_ylt=Av29bnyspWTvHRuw3V0jLC.yFz4D Strangely, although the court claimed a breach of free speech as reason to allow 'issue ads" runs in the weeks before the election, it also shut down free speech rights for students (even though Christian groups feared the ruling would limit sudent's right to religious expression too, but it's not like the right ever really cared about them anyways).

Here's a site where you can look up videos of the hilarious and ingenious new show, Lil' Bush: Resident of the United States

http://promotions.ampd.com/lilbush/ http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/lil_bush/index.jhtml

Certainly worth a visit. I saw a commercial for it where Lil' Bush pops out and says: So be sure to watch my new show, or you're a cut-and-runner.

Democratic straw poll: If you could or ill vote in the Democratic primary, who will it be?
. Hillary Clinton 0%
. Barack Obama 20%
. John Edwards 40%
. Bill Richardson 20%
. other 0%
. unsatisfied with all 20%

Votes: 5
Results | Other Polls
Not political, but lately I've been adicted to this smart BBC series, The Real Hustle, that teaches you how to prevent getting scammed.

by pelcan on Mon Jun 25th, 2007 at 08:02:48 PM EST
the case was dismissed, and the plaintiff may have to pay some of the Chung's legal fees

Yay!  Triple yay if they get all of their fees paid.

Bartnoff ordered Pearson to pay clerical court costs of about $1,000 to defendants Soo Chung, Jin Nam Chung and Ki Y. Chung. A motion to recover the Chungs' tens of thousands of dollars in attorney fees will be considered later.

"Judge Bartnoff has spoken loudly in suggesting that, while consumers should be protected, abusive lawsuits like this will not be tolerated," the Chung's attorney, Chris Manning, said in a statement. "Judge Bartnoff has chosen common sense and reasonableness over irrationality and unbridled venom."

Speaking to reporters outside their dry cleaners, the Chungs said they held no hard feelings toward Pearson. "If he wants to continue using our services, then, yes, he is welcome," Soo Chung, a Korean immigrant, said through a translator.

Please let me know if I'm missing some subtleties in this case.  I come from far away and, like Herodotus, stories from far away, via my input-output system, are subject to mucho errores!

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Mon Jun 25th, 2007 at 08:16:29 PM EST

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