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March 27, 2014 5:59 pm March 25, 2014 2:36 pm 1:45 pm
Tornado eating a Rainbow.  Amazing!

Tornado eating a Rainbow. Amazing!

10:45 am

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/80691255038/thanks-cbs-your-stupid-letterman-promo-completely">Thanks, CBS. Your stupid Letterman promo completely ruined the “surprise” on The Good Wife.

Geez, Letterman. I’ve always despised your pompous ass, but now I’m really pissed.

I recorded The Good Wife on Sunday, but I didn’t get to watch it on Sunday, or during the day on Monday.

Then, on MONDAY in the early evening (only ONE FUCKING DAY later), CBS ran ads for the Letterman show, while “Mom” was airing. The promo showed who their guest was going to be that night (a character from The Good Wife) and in one brief moment, Letterman gave away the BIGGEST SPOILER EVER!!

I was given NO WARNING…if you watch this short little promo for the David Letterman show, it will RUIN your surprise, at the BIGGEST EVENT THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED on The Good Wife!

Thanks, CBS. Thanks, Letterman.

I was completely unable to react as I would have, if I hadn’t known what to expect.

Way to go.

P.S. If you unfollow me because I can’t stomach David Letterman, oh well. I can give you a long list of other famous people I despise, too.

March 24, 2014 9:47 pm 8:41 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/80646303327/there-is-no-such-thing-as-an-independent-press">“There is no such thing as an Independent Press.” ~ John Swinden, 1953

[Excerpt from the then head of the NY Times, John Swinden’s toast to “an independent press” at a 1953 gathering of the National Press Club.]

Full Quote:

“There is no such thing [at this date of the world’s history in America], as an independent press.

You know it, and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write his honest opinion, and if you did, you know beforehand it would never appear in print.

I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things. and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allow my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before 24 hours, my occupation would be gone.

The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it, and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press?

We are the tools and the vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks. They pull the strings, and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.”

March 22, 2014 4:01 pm 12:35 pm
Iraq War Veteran Scott Olsen Reaches $4.5M Settlement in Occupy Oakland Police Brutality Case

Iraq War Vet against the War, and Occupier, Scott Olsen was on Democracy Now this morning. He is still unable to work, a part of his brain is dead and he will need to use this money to live on for the rest of his life. He decided to settle, rather than fight it in court, as a court battle would have been extremely stressful for him. He still wants to encourage Oakland Police to stop the use of less than lethal weapons to “control crowds”.

March 18, 2014 4:55 pm March 11, 2014 7:03 pm March 9, 2014 8:28 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/79130578918/woot-better-call-saul">Woot! BETTER CALL SAUL!

NEW BREAKING BAD “PREQUEL” SERIES ON AMC:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3032476/

The earlier life of Saul Goodman and Mike Ehrmantraut (possibly Jesse Pinkman)!

…they’re BA-A-A-CK!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Vince Gilligan!

7:06 pm 5:30 pm
~ John Fugelsang

~ John Fugelsang

February 25, 2014 8:21 pm
"Rapper's Delight" Mash-up: Brian Williams and Lester Holt

Have you seen this Brian Williams rap mash-up that was on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show? This is truly amazing and hilarious. Click! It will make you laugh, I promise.

February 13, 2014 6:11 pm
Pot grows wild in all 50 states.  For many years, all citizens were REQUIRED to grow hemp, and you could pay your taxes with it.  The draft of the Declaration of Independence was on Hemp (the final version was on Vellum).  George Washington grew it.  Thomas Jefferson grew it.  Those free-thinkers, the revered “Fathers of our Country” were ALL POTHEADS!

In 1937 Congress was bought by W. R. Hearst, Dupont and other Corporations who found Hemp products to be competing with their own new products (Hemp was cheaper than paper to produce, and as good as nylon for rope-making, it also was used in the production of textiles, building materials, oils, seeds and other products).

With the introduction of machines that could decorticate the hemp plants, it had been poised to be the new billion dollar industry that was going to get the U.S. out of the Depression and create tons of new jobs.  But then, the corporations stepped in, and shut it all down.  They told Congress that they wanted it outlawed, and they got what they wanted.

They launched an attack against any doctor that was prescribing it, and forced the AMA to do a 180° on the issue - from it being a helpful, medicinal drug, to saying that marijuana was evil.

Despite many studies as to the positive effects of marijuana, the powers that be ignored those studies, and shut down all research that was not producing the results they wanted.

So Congress did what they were told, and they labelled Hemp as Marijuana (the Mexican word for it) and launched a hate and fear campaign against it.  Passing the law, which criminalized marijuana, had nothing to do with the health and well-being of the American People (does it ever?).  The law was crafted to maximize profits for the true leaders of our beloved country — the corporations.

Follow the money — it’s always the money, isn’t it?

For more astounding information about the uses of marijuana and the true history of this wondrous plant, you can read (for free online) Jack Herer's excellent book,”The Emperor Wears No Clothes”.

 "This is the book that started the cannabis hemp revolution. More than 600,000 copies have been sold to date. Jack wanted this information to be available to everyone, so he published the text of the book here on the internet for free."

It’s an amazing read.  And now you can have it for FREE on the Internet.  I hope you check it out.

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P.S. I noticed a comment, saying that the Founding Fathers grew industrial hemp, and that doesn’t mean they were potheads, and that my saying so was “childish”.  How about the Founding Fathers smoking it in Pipes?  That doesn’t count?  Or is it the term “potheads” that offends you?

Chillax, Discordia.

Here’s a direct quote from Thomas Jefferson’s Diary: 

“Some of my finest hours have been spent on my back veranda, smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye can see.”- Thomas Jefferson

Pot grows wild in all 50 states. For many years, all citizens were REQUIRED to grow hemp, and you could pay your taxes with it. The draft of the Declaration of Independence was on Hemp (the final version was on Vellum). George Washington grew it. Thomas Jefferson grew it. Those free-thinkers, the revered “Fathers of our Country” were ALL POTHEADS!

In 1937 Congress was bought by W. R. Hearst, Dupont and other Corporations who found Hemp products to be competing with their own new products (Hemp was cheaper than paper to produce, and as good as nylon for rope-making, it also was used in the production of textiles, building materials, oils, seeds and other products).

With the introduction of machines that could decorticate the hemp plants, it had been poised to be the new billion dollar industry that was going to get the U.S. out of the Depression and create tons of new jobs. But then, the corporations stepped in, and shut it all down. They told Congress that they wanted it outlawed, and they got what they wanted.

They launched an attack against any doctor that was prescribing it, and forced the AMA to do a 180° on the issue - from it being a helpful, medicinal drug, to saying that marijuana was evil.

Despite many studies as to the positive effects of marijuana, the powers that be ignored those studies, and shut down all research that was not producing the results they wanted.

So Congress did what they were told, and they labelled Hemp as Marijuana (the Mexican word for it) and launched a hate and fear campaign against it. Passing the law, which criminalized marijuana, had nothing to do with the health and well-being of the American People (does it ever?). The law was crafted to maximize profits for the true leaders of our beloved country — the corporations.

Follow the money — it’s always the money, isn’t it?

For more astounding information about the uses of marijuana and the true history of this wondrous plant, you can read (for free online) Jack Herer's excellent book,”The Emperor Wears No Clothes”.

"This is the book that started the cannabis hemp revolution. More than 600,000 copies have been sold to date. Jack wanted this information to be available to everyone, so he published the text of the book here on the internet for free."

It’s an amazing read. And now you can have it for FREE on the Internet. I hope you check it out.

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P.S. I noticed a comment, saying that the Founding Fathers grew industrial hemp, and that doesn’t mean they were potheads, and that my saying so was “childish”. How about the Founding Fathers smoking it in Pipes? That doesn’t count? Or is it the term “potheads” that offends you?

Chillax, Discordia.

Here’s a direct quote from Thomas Jefferson’s Diary:

“Some of my finest hours have been spent on my back veranda, smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye can see.”
- Thomas Jefferson