Friday, January 23, 2015

How The Terrorists Won and ESPN Lost

Bristol, Connecticut is a small town located 103 miles north of New York City.  It is known mostly for being the home of the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, a.k.a. ESPN.

The popular media outlet is owned by The Walt Disney Company which also controls ABC News.

In Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales published the highlights of their five hundred interviews with people at the sports network.*

Chapter six delves into the events at ESPN in the days after the 9/11 attacks in New York and D.C.  One comment here jumps right off the page.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Humpday Humor: Government Buildings

The Department of Labor in Washington, D.C.

Photo credit: Benny Johnson 

Check out more awesome government buildings at BuzzFeed

Monday, January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King Gets Angry About Media Hypocrisy

"The time has come for America to hear the truth about this tragic war." 
- Martin Luther King Jr.

One year before his death Martin Luther King Jr. began speaking out against the U.S. attack on Vietnam.  Not only did he defend the rights of brown people in Southeast Asia but he also grasped the economic devastation that militarism brings to residents of both sides of the war.  

"And you may not know it, my friends, but it is estimated that we spend $500,000 to kill each enemy soldier, while we spend only fifty-three dollars for each person classified as poor, and much of that fifty-three dollars goes for salaries to people that are not poor.  

 So I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor, and attack it as such." 

In addition to his grievances with racism, militarism and economic exploitation King also criticizes the press.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Short, Honest Debate About Income Inequality

A self-proclaimed "progressive" engages in a debate about income inequality.  Cara Santa Maria at least comes off sounding honest.

Here is the 3-minute clip from the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Humpday Humor: Gas Prices Are Too Low!

Gas Prices Are Just Too Low

With gas prices at 2 bucks a gallon how are those greedy oil companies supposed to make their Billions?

Maybe if enough drivers boycott these low prices ExxonMobil will jack them up and start gouging us poor consumers again.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Which Politicians Effect You?

Do politicians effect your life?  Yes, but not the one's who are on TV all the time.  Says Doug Stanhope...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Humpday Humor: The Pledge of Allegiance

"This is not a form of brainwashing.  This is not a form of brainwashing.  This is not a form of brainwashing.  This is not a form of brainwashing.  This is not a form of brainwashing.  This is not a form of brainwashing.  This is not a form of brainwashing.  This is not a form of brainwashing."

Credit: The Whitest Kids U'Know