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  •  Cross-Talk (4+ / 0-)
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    pickandshovel, PinHole, ozsea1, A Siegel

    Did you all hear what Brinkley says in the cross-talk at 31:39? Something like, "I know you went to Yuba College [?] and didn't graduate." Awesome, Dr. Brinkley. Way to put that authoritarian anti-intellectual asshole in his place. Who the fuck do these people think they are? They invite a respected historian to testify and then abuse him? Get his name wrong. Ridicule the "ivory tower." Fuck that. I've always liked Brinkely--his book on Katrina, how he tore the negligent powers that were a new one. It's people like Brinkley that give the "ivory tower" its salt (to mix metaphors).

    Where's Yuba [?] College?

    What recourse do the committee members have when facing an "unruly" witness? Declare him in contempt of congress?  What are the penalties for this? And can a committee member pretty much say anything the hell he wants? If so, a witness has the duty to call the prick out.

    •  There's a Yuba in California. Yuba City. (0+ / 0-)

      Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

      by dadadata on Sat Nov 19, 2011 at 12:02:07 PM PST

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      •  From Wikipedia: (1+ / 0-)
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        Young was born in Meridian, Sutter County, California. He earned an associate's degree in education from Yuba College in 1952 and a bachelor's degree from Chico State College in 1958. He served in the Army from 1955 to 1957.

        Doug Brinkley said he never finished college.  Don't know which is correct.

        Corporations aren't people; they're Republicans. Rev. Al Sharpton

        by HappyinNM on Sat Nov 19, 2011 at 12:57:57 PM PST

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