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  •  George Carlin was right.... (10+ / 0-)

    ... they don't want well-educated people capable of critical thinking....  About one minute in comes the part about education.  An educated populace could figure out what these criminal classes at the top tier of government are up to (the ones who are treating heroic whistleblowers like criminals).  A well-informed voting public is the last thing politicians want.  Keeping us as ignorant as possible keeps us stupid enough to hand our money over to them when they're campaigning (little piddly amounts compared to what their corporate overlords pay them to enact legislation that favors corporations), and it keeps us voting for them (or, at least we think we're voting for the winners).
    George Carlin ~ The American Dream

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 09:58:42 AM PST

    •  If he was still alive, (4+ / 0-)

      Carlin would be having a field day with what's going on now.  Imagine what he would say about Republican hostage taking and Debt Ceiling fiascos.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 12:35:34 PM PST

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      •  I miss George Carlin... (3+ / 0-)
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        Some humorists should just never die.  With a quick wit like he had, it's all the more sad when they go.  There are too few super-intelligent types like him in this world.

        Ditto Molly Ivins, another truth-teller using wit to get the point across.

        The fools can always get by with telling the truth.  It's a truism as old as time, as recent as Shakespearean plays, and as new as Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert [loved Colbert at the press dinner when he was slicing Dumbya off at the knees, then the balls, and working upward...].

        You know it's bad when a basically serious person tunes in to Stewart and Colbert for actual news vs whatever propaganda is recited by the teleprompter readers on network television.

        I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

        by NonnyO on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 02:05:26 PM PST

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        •  I recommend Stewart and Colbert (2+ / 0-)
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          far too often.  It's a testament to how bad our media has become.

          Even corporate owned MSNBC won't report on some stories where their owners have a vested interest.

          There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

          by Puddytat on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 03:49:33 PM PST

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