Hillary Takes the Lewton Bus

Sept. 19, 2016 By Jack Jodell (in association with BURR DEMING, creator of and chief author over at FAIR AND UNBALANCED.COM – see my Blogroll in the lower right hand column).      

HILLARY RHappy Monday, everybody!  Enemies of the Clinton family have long tried, with no success at all, to portray them as criminals or somehow operating outside of (or believing themselves to be above) the law. From countless false allegations about Bill (Vince Foster’s death, the Whutewater non-scandal, among others), to renewed ones involving Hillary (Benghazi, emails, and Donald Trump’s “Crooked Hillary” name-calling nonsense), these pathetic failed attempts at defamation are repeated over and over by fearful Republicans who are grabbing wildly and futilely at any straw they can to try and keep Hillary from winning the presidency.  

In today’s podcast, our master podcaster Burr Deming very accurately draws parallels with an old and overused Hollywood  device called the Lewton Bus  and these Republican attempts to destroy Hillary Clinton.  

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Burr says, “Lewton’s Bus, the technique of scaring the imaginative with hints of danger that turn out to be nothing, reminds me of the generation-long vendetta that so many dedicated enemies have waged against the Clinton family…We watch in horror as the scandal erupts and overtakes the candidate.

Then we remember. We saw this in a low budget 1942 horror film. Val Lewton knew how to scare us. But now we know how it all ends.”

PODCAST

Transcript:
http://fairandunbalanced.com/?p=2388
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A CHALLENGE TO ALL OF MY READERS!

Sept. 15, 2916  By Jack Jodell.

FSTV blueHello again, everyone. The third quarter fundraising drive for FREE SPEECH
TV is still going on, and I want to stress again just how vitally important this network is to us and why it is our duty as progressives to keep it on the air! As you can see from the staff photo below this paragraph, this fabulous independent media outlet is completely staffed by only a few very intelligent and dedicated individuals – many of whom are millennials or near-millennials. Whereas most corporate-owned media networks typically have at least this many employees working on just one of their shows and only assigned to one task, FREE SPEECH TV runs efficiently lean, with each of these persons wearing several different hats and doing a tremendous job at each task! Unlike the corporate media, NOBODY at FSTV draws a multimillion dollar salary, so you can be assured that your contribution will go directly to providing excellent programming, NOT to line some overpaid
executive’s pockets!
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Long time visitors to this site know I am constantly promoting this fabulous network. I do so completely on a volunteer basis, for I AM NOT AN EMPLOYEE OF FREE SPEECH TV, NOR DO I RECEIVE ANY COMPENSATION – NO SPIFS OR FAVORS OF ANY KIND FROM THEM WHATSOEVER. For the fact is that this network can’t afford to hand out money for promotions, as every cent it takes in is earmarked directly for bringing us the kind of fantastic shows we are accustomed to! They are simply a great national treasure we cannot afford to lose, and FSTV means a great deal to me. That is why I will continue to promote them for free!

FREE SPEECH TV can be seen on channel 9415 DISH Network, channel 348 on DIRECTV, channel 122 on Burlington Telecom, channel 96 on Ashland Home Net, and FSTV in the ROKU Channel store. Even if it is not available in your viewing area, you can still watch this great network on your computer by visiting their website at http://www.freespeech.org/. They stream live many of their shows, and archives of past shows are easily accessible.

Now why do I carry on this love affair with FREE SPEECH TV? Simple: FREE SPEECH TV brings me news and covers topics that the corporate-owned mainstream media either ignores altogether, underreports, or constantly FSTVMISreports! Rather than featuring corporate shills posing as industry “experts” from right-wing, billionaire-financed groups like the Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, Americans for Prosperity, Club for Growth, or other similar organizations to give us corporate spin, FSTV presents REAL news and REAL facts and does so with brilliant investigative reporting that enlightens its viewers! PLUS, FSTV is commercial-free!   

I have learned so incredibly much from watching the shows on this network: how fracking damages our environment and contaminates our drinking NO TPPwater; the dangers that joining the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would pose to our wages and overall economic freedom and country’s sovereignty; how greedy and seedy billionaires like the Koch brothers are undermining our democracy by donating millions to political campaigns and setting up pro-corporate, anti-government and anti-labor groups like the American ALEC LogoLegislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to advise legislators and even write bills for them to submit to be NRXT SYSTEM PROJECTvoted into law; plus, thanks to The Next System Project, fabulously innovative NEW and alternative ways to get around the stifling, corrupt, and thoroughly rigged and unfair corporatist system which is strangling all but the very wealthy today, along with a whole lot MORE outstandingly useful and relevant information which can and will help us all eventually overcome the needless futility we are all facing in the pathetically inept system we are seemingly trapped in now.

FSConsider FREE SPEECH TV to be your alternative to TV networks owned and dominated by billionaires, corporations, and governments. Whereas corporate-owned media aims to constantly please and never offend its big business sponsors, WE are FSTV’s ONLY sponsors! They don’t bring us programming filtered through pharmaceutical companies, big banks, the fossil fuel industry, or the insurance companies – FSTV is beholden to NO ONE! This amazing and vibrant network is now more than 20 years old, is completely viewer-supported and receives NO funding whatsoever from commercial interests! That is why it can operate and grow by NEVER showing commercials and can report accurately without first having to defer to anyone’s approval. It is such pleasure to watch one of their awesome shows and not have them be interrupted every 7 or 8 minutes by a 3 or 4 minute string of annoying and intelligence-insulting advertisements! In fact, the only things which may interrupt their programming are an occasional public service announcement or a short informative and educational piece, and those are few and far between. WHAT A RELIEF! While you can go to their website and actually stream a number of their shows live, here for your convenience is a listing of what they offer each weekday:

bill-pTHE BILL PRESS DHOW – savvy and experienced commentator Bill Press brings us the latest political and economic news from his spot in Washington, D,C., usually with guest reporters, political figures, and/or authors he interviews. This is an excellent way to start your viewing day!

AMYlDEMOCRACY NOW! – Based in New York City, veteran investigative reporter Amy Goodman presents news stories from around the world and, together with either co-hosts Juan Gonzalez or Nermeen Shaikh, interviews in-depth figures of interest that are often all too ignored on corporate-owned, mainstream media. Good examples would be the brilliant progressive journalist Glenn Greenwald, plus Noam Chomsky and even Naomi Klein! On Wednesday, she interviewed director Oliver Stone in advance of the premier of his newest film Snowden. Ms. Goodman has traveled the globe, has been arrested several times in numerous countries while in pursuit of a story, and has seen it all. Recently, she flew to North Dakota to give us the ONLY close-up view of Native American tribes uniting in protest against the oil industry Dakota Access pipeline construction, and her footage was widely seen on corporate media “news” programs who never bothered to send their own “reporters” there to cover it! There has even been a warrant issued for her arrest, should she ever return to North Dakota! This is just a thinly-veiled attempt by authoritarian reactionaries designed to intimidate and muzzle independent media. THAT is precisely why FREE SPEECH TV is so vital and necessary, and why we MUST support it NOW!  Amy’s show is highly recommended by this blogger!

STEPHANIE MILLERTHE STEPHANIE MILLER SHOW is an irreverent riot, and often pokes fun at some of the ridiculous stances and statements made by various political figures. With the help of brilliant contributor “Rocky Mountain Mike” who supplies her with hilarious parodies of current pols using variations on former hit songs to do so, I have had many thigh-slapping and hearty laughs while enjoying this show. It is often like a fun-filled, frat house party, and is not to be missed!

thom-hTHE THOM HARTMANN PROGRAM and THE BIG PICTURE WITH THOM HARTMANN are very informative shows which are guaranteed to enlighten you.The first runs in the early afternoon hours eastern time, and it features Thom presenting many fascinating political, economic, and legal facts plus a large number of viewer call-ins to discuss or comment on virtually anything. The latter show runs from 10-11 PM Eastern, and features more vital info presented by Thom and often includes a discussion / debate with other panel members, some of them conservatives. Many times he will have a segment called “Conversations with Great Minds” wherein he will discuss current relevant topics with noted intellectuals or authors.

laura-flanders-lTHE LAURA FLANDERS SHOW is hosted by this English progressive, and she, like Amy Goodman, features probing interviews with guests and discusses topics seldom found on commercial TV. She comes from a family packed with journalists. While she has been living in this country for a long time, it is still interesting to note the English perspectives and form she occasionally displays on the show.

FRANCE 14FRANCE 24 is a fantastic global news channel, broadcasting in English from the heart of Paris. It covers round-the-clock international news, weather, and sports in an unbiased and impartial way, without the hype and spectacle we have grown so accustomed to from our pathetic U.S. corporate-owned media. It is very interesting to see how events and politicians in our own country are covered on this hour-long news digest.

kohatcharRISING UP WITH SONALI – Los Angeles-based digest featuring award-winning investigative reporter and artivist Sonali Kolhatkar, who is also a weekly contributor to Truthdig. Somali roots out relevantnt but often overlooked stories from around the world. A native of India, she has long been an advocate for the rights of oppressed women in Afghanistan.

PAPFARRON COUSINSRING OF FIRE with “America’s Lawyer” Mike Papantonio and Farron Cousins, features a fascinating glimpse into the legal and illegal goings-on within our government and business community. Together, they focus on government corruption and corporate malfeasance, and have included guests like Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

elon-james-whiteBRAND NEW on FSTV is TWiB PRIME, a news show hosted by This Week in Blackness founder Elon James White. He proves that Black Lives DO Matter by featuring the latest in news, race, politics and pop-culture. This award winning and critically acclaimed TWiB Prime offers real talk on all levels. Evolving from talk radio, as many FSTV shows have, it was previously known as Blacking It Up & TWiB! Radio.

david pakmanTHE DAVID PAKMAN SHOW offers a wide variety of contemporary topics for discussion, often taking a controversial approach on subjects such as organized religion, politics, films, books, the economy, and our culture in general. These are presented from a millennial’s perspective, and his interviews with ideological opponents are often quite engaging. Just last Tuesday, for example, he presented a devastating and fully factual analysis of the candidate Donald Trump. His point-by-point analysis was was thorough and most compelling!

On weekends, shows like ACT OUT! ELEANOR ACT OUT!feature fiery young activist Eleanor Goldfield interviewing fabulous progressive journalists like Chris Hedges and highlighting representatives from progressive movements like Move to Amend to tell us about what they are attempting to accomplish. farmer-showShe begins each program with a spectacularly insightful bit of self-written prose; while MEET THE FARMER gives us a glimpse into innovative but seldom discussed techniques that are being practiced by farmers to market their products in a sustainable way; and TOM HAYDENBIONEERS treats us to visionaries like activist TOM HAYDEN and others delivering alternate methods of promoting practical, realistic, and innovative solutions to environmental and bio-cultural challenges gay-usaacross the world. Let’s not forget GAY USA, hosted by Andy Hum and Ann Northrup, which covers news and events pertinent to the LGBTQ community, or MEET THE RENEGADES with host Ross MEET RENEGADESAshcroft, which spotlights the world’s most compelling entrepreneurs, educators, and thinkers. He has these guests speak freely about the issues shaping our lives by talking about their work and the influence it has on the shift to a new political and business system which is gradually evolving.  

Finally, we definitely can’t omit the outstanding documentaries which are run quite often on this remarkable network! Such greats as PAY2 PLAY, which examines the way money (bribery) is corrupting our government; THE CORPORATION, which demonstrates how corporations, given rights through the utterly ridiculous notion of corporate personhood, are actually behaving like dangerous narcissistic sociopaths; PLUTOCRACY,which gives us the story of how the wealthy elite have used their economic and political power to subjugate those below them and create economic instability for their own benefit all throughout our history. It portrays the sacrifices of all who have struggled to win the freedoms we enjoy today, and reminds us of the importance of speaking truth to power and pushing for equality for all; AFTER THE END, which relates the suffering different people go through after experiencing the sudden loss of somebody close to them – it’s a a hope-filled example which invites us to observe grief in a powerful and honest way; and MONEY AND LIFE, which educates us about how and why currency came about, and how its use has changed and been corrupted over the years , plus new alternatives that are arising on how to combat this change, plus many, MANY more!

FSTVI strongly urge you – in fact, I CHALLENGE you – as progressives and open-minded thinkers, to become a member and contributor NOW to this great treasure trove known as FREE SPEECH TV! NO amount is too small – ALL contributions are TAX DEDUCTIBLE – and you will be doing your part to assure the continuation of this great American treasure! Call 1-877-378-8669 to pledge whatever amount you can afford – NO amount is too small! You can even arrange to contribute a small, set amount each month, or one bulk amount all at once! It;s completely up to you. You can even donate directly on their secure website of www,freespeech.org/. The donation you make may even qualify you for great premiums like DVDs, books, caps, sturdy tote bags, t shirts, and more!

Think about it, my friends: sitting around complaining about the state of today’s media, government, poorly informed electorate, or business climate accomplishes NOTHING! Only by taking concrete, definite ACTION will we obtain solid, measurable results! NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD PROGRESSIVES TO COME TO THE AID OF A QUALITY NEWS SOURCE – PLEASE donate generously NOWTODAY – and be sure to tell all your friends! Thank you very much! 🙂
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The Serious Side of the Corner Taco Truck

Sept. 12, 2016  By Jack Jodell (in association with BURR DEMING, creator of and chief author over at FAIR AND UNBALANCED.COM – see my Blogroll in the lower right hand column).

Happy start of a new week, everybody! In this election year, we have seen a seemingly endless parade of Donald Trump surrogates making ridiculously 

baumgoofpiersonnonsensical statements as well as outright lies. From Healy Baumgardner to Katrina Pierson to the latest, “Latinos for Trump” founder Marco Gutierrez, these self-proclaimed spokespersons gutierrezend up putting their feet in their mouths as often as Trump does and making their candidate appear to be a lightweight. Gutierrez, with his insane warning of how we had better elect Trump or we will soon find a Taco truck on every corner, reinforces Trump’s ethnocentricity and bigotry in a way that should make even a KKK member blush.

In today’s podcast, our master podcaster Burr Deming carves up and shreds this prejudice, giving us some interesting and seldom-discussed history on immigration in the process. He even relates an incident from his youth which he still carries with him. 

burrBurr tells us, “Humans often make a point of not letting facts interfere with opinions…      

We laugh at the absurd warning. Our society will be overtaken by a Taco culture.

But there is a deadly serious side, in our politics and in our history.”

PODCAST

Transcript:
http://fairandunbalanced.com/?p=2270

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BE WITH US LIVE nearly every Sunday from 6 – 7 PM Eastern Time on BlogTalkRadio’s HERE-BE-MONSTERS THE SUNDAY SHOW. My co-hosts GWEN BARRY of ROUNDTREE7 Blog, WAYNE JOHNSON of MINDS AND TIMES OF F. WAYME JOHNSON, and I discuss a wide range of political, social, and economic topics in an open forum, often with additional guest activists and other persons of interest. Past guests have included ELEANOR GOLDFIELD of FREE SPPECH TV’s ACT OUT!; activist CHERRI FOYTLIN of Bridge the Gulf Project; DANIELLE GUILDAY of The THOM HARTMANN PROGRAM; DENNIS TRAINOR of Acronym TV; comedian LEE CAMP of RT America’s Redacted Tonight, “The Progressive Professor” Dr. RONALD FEINMAN, and many more! Call in to participate at (213) 816-0357 , or click on this link to hear an archive of past shows: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/here-be-monsters

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NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD PROGRESSIVES TO COME TO THE AID OF A QUALITY NEWS SOURCE!

Sept. 8, 2016  By Jack Jodell.  

FSTV STAFFFSTVHello, everyone. The third quarter fundraising drive for FREE SPEECH TV has just begun, and I want to stress just how vitally important this network is to us and why it is our duty as progressives to keep it on the air! As you can see from the staff photo above, this fabulous independent media outlet is completely staffed by only a few very intelligent and dedicated individuals – many of whom are millennials or near-millennials. Whereas most corporate-owned media networks typically have at least this many employees working on just one of their shows and only assigned to one task,  FREE SPEECH TV runs efficiently lean, with each of these persons wearing several different hats and doing a tremendous job at each task! Unlike the corporate media, NOBODY at FSTV draws a multimillion dollar salary, so you can be assured that your contribution will go directly to providing excellent programming, NOT to line some overpaid executive’s pockets!

FREE SPEECH TV can be seen on channel 9415 DISH Network, channel 348 on DIRECTV, channel 122 on Burlington Telecom, channel 96 on Ashland Home Net, and FSTV in the ROKU Channel store. Even if it is not available in your viewing area, you can still watch this great network on your computer by visiting their website at http://www.freespeech.org/. They stream live many of their shows. 

Now why is it that I like this network so much and promote it and the end of each and every post I make here? Simple: FREE SPEECH TV brings me news and covers topics that commercially-owned media either ignores, underreports, or constantly MISreports! Rather than featuring corporate shills posing as industry “experts” from right-wing, billionaire-financed groups like the Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, Americans for Prosperity, Club for Growth, or other similar organizations, FSTV presents PAPREAL news and REAL facts from the likes of  ‘America’s Lawyer” Mike AMYPapantonio, award-winning investigative journalist Amy Goodman, author and in-depth analyst Thom Hartmann, and fiery young activists like Eleanor Goldfield, and so very many more. I have learned so THOMincredibly much from watching the ELEANOR ACT OUT!shows on this network: how fracking damages our environment and contaminates our drinking water; the dangers joining the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would pose to our wages and overall economic freedom and country’s  STOP TPP
sovereignty; how greedy and seedy billionaires like the Koch brothers are undermining our democracy  by
donating millions to campaigns and setting up pro-ALEC Logocorporate, anti-government and anti-labor groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to advise legislators and even write bills for them to submit to be thenextsystemproject_CMYK_200voted into law; plus, thanks to The Next System Project, fabulously innovative NEW and alternative ways to get around the stifling, corrupt, and thoroughly rigged and unfair corporatist system which is strangling all but the very wealthy today, along with a whole lot MORE outstandingly useful and relevant information which can and will help us all eventually overcome  the needless futility we are all facing in the pathetically inept system we are seemingly trapped in now.  

Consider FREE SPEECH TV  to be your alternative to TV networks owned and dominated by billionaires, corporations, and governments. Whereas corporate-owned media aims to constantly please and never offend its shareholders, FSTV’s ONLY shareholders are US – its viewers and supporters! This amazing and vibrant network is now more than 20 years old, is  completely viewer-supported and receives NO funding whatsoever from commercial interests! That is why it can operate and grow by NEVER showing commercials and can report accurately without first having to defer to anyone’s approval. It is such pleasure to watch one of their awesome shows and not have it be interrupted every 7 or 8 minutes by a 3 or 4 minute string of annoying  and intelligence-insulting advertisements: in fact, the only things which may interrupt their programming are an occasional public service announcement or short informative and educational piece, and those are few and far between. WHAT A RELIEF! While you can go to their website and actually stream a number of their shows live, here for your convenience is a listing of what they offer each weekday:

BILL PRESSTHE BILL PRESS SHOW – savvy and experienced commentator Bill Press brings us the latest political and economic news from his spot in Washington, D,C., usually with guest reporters, political figures, and/or authors he will interview. This is an excellent way to start your viewing day!  

amy goodman lDEMOCRACY NOW! Veteran investigative reporter Amy Goodman presents news stories from around the world and, together with either co-hosts Juan Gonzalez or Nermeen Shaikh, interviews in-depth figures of interest that are often all too ignored on corporate-owned, mainstream media. A good example would be the brilliant progressive journalist Glenn Greenwald, plus Noam Chomsky and even Naomi Klein! Ms. Goodman has traveled the globe, has been arrested several  times in numerous countries while in pursuit of a story, and has seen it all. Her show is highly recommended by this blogger!

STEPHANIE MILLERTHE STEPHANIE MILLER SHOW is a riot, and often pokes fun at some of the ridiculous stances and statements made by various political figures. With the help of brilliant contributor “Rocky Mountain Mike” who supplies her with hilarious parodies of current pols using variations on former hit songs to do so, I have had many thigh-slapping and hearty laughs while enjoying this show. It is often like a fun-filled, frat house party, and is not to be missed!

THOMTHE THOM HARTMANN PROGRAM and  THE BIG PICTURE WITH THOM HARTMANN are very informative shows which are guaranteed to enlighten you.The first runs in the early afternoon hours eastern time, and it features Thom presenting many fascinating political, economic, and legal facts plus a large number of viewer call-ins to discuss or comment on virtually anything. The latter show runs from 10-11 PM Eastern, and features more vital info presented by Thom and often includes a discussion / debate with other panel members, some of them conservatives. Many times he will have a segment called “Conversations with Great Minds” wherein he will discuss current relevant topics with noted intellectuals or authors.

LAURA FLANDERS LTHE LAURA FLANDERS SHOW is hosted by this English progressive,  and she, like Amy Goodman, features probing interviews with guests and discusses topics seldom found on commercial TV. She comes from a family packed with journalists. While she has been living in this country for a long time, it is still interesting to note the English perspectives and form she occasionally displays on the show.

FRANCE 14FRANCE 24 is a fantastic global news channel, broadcasting in English from the heart of Paris. It covers round-the-clock international news, weather, and sports in an unbiased and impartial way, without the hype and spectacle we have grown so accustomed to from our pathetic U.S. corporate-owned media. It is very interesting to see how events in the U.S. are covered by them, plus we see great amounts of real news from other countries which is completely omitted here!

FARRON COUSINSPAPRING OF FIRE with “America’s Lawyer” Mike Papantonio and Farron Cousins, features a fascinating glimpse into the legal and illegal goings-on within our government and business community.  Together, they focus on government corruption and corporate malfeasance, and have included guests like Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

elon-james-whiteBRAND NEW on FSTV is TWiB Prime,  a news show hosted by This Week in Blackness founder Elon James White. He proves that Black Lives DO Matter by featuring the latest in news, race, politics and pop-culture. This award winning and critically acclaimed TWiB Prime offers real talk on all levels. Evolving from talk radio, as many FSTV shows have, it was previously known as Blacking It Up & TWiB! Radio.

david pakmanTHE DAVID PAKMAN SHOW offers a wide variety of contemporary topics for discussion, often taking a controversial approach on subjects such as organized religion, politics, films, books, the economy, and our culture in general.  These are presented from a millennial’s perspective, and his interviews with ideological opponents are often quite engaging.  

eleanor on screen episode 11These are mainly the daily offerings. On weekends, shows like ACT OUT!
feature activist Eleanor Goldfield interviewing fabulous progressive journalists like Chris Hedges and highlight representatives from progressive movements like Move to Amend to tell us about what they are attempting to accomplish. She begins each program with a spectacular MEET FARMERinsightful bit of self-written prose; while MEET THE FARMER gives us a glimpse into innovative but seldom discussed techniques that are being practiced by farmers to market their products in a sustainable way; and BIONEERS treats us to visionaries like activist Tom TOM HAYDENHayden and others delivering alternate methods  of promoting practical, realistic, and                                                                                                      innovative solutions to environmental and bio-cultural GAY USAchallenges across the world. Let’s not forget GAY USA, hosted by Andy Hum and Ann Northrup, which covers news and events pertinent to the LGBTQ community, or MEET THE RENEGADES with host Ross Ashcroft, which spotlights the world’s most MEET RENEGADEScompelling entrepreneurs, educators, and thinkers. He has these guests speak freely about the issues shaping  our lives by talking about their work and the influence it has on the shift to a new social, political, and business system which is evolving.

But alas, we definitely can’t omit the outstanding documentaries which are run quite often on this remarkable network! Such greats as PAY2 PLAY, which examines the way money (bribery) is corrupting our government; PLUTOCRACY,which gives us the story of how the wealthy elite have used their economic and political power to subjugate those below them and create economic instability for their own benefit all throughout our history. It portrays the sacrifices of all who have struggled to win the freedoms we enjoy today, and reminds us of the importance of speaking truth to power and pushing for equality for all; AFTER THE END, which relates the suffering different people go through after experiencing the sudden loss of somebody close to them – it’s a a hope-filled example which invites us to observe grief in a powerful and honest way; MONEY AND LIFE, which educates us about how and why currency came about, and how its use has changed and been corrupted over the years , plus new alternatives that are arising on how to combat this change; WATER WARS, which shows how water will become increasingly more valuable as pollution limits its availability, as well as how its possession is already being used in a gluttonous and harmful way, plus many, MANY more!  

I strongly urge you, as progressives and open-minded thinkers, to become a member and contributor NOW to this great treasure trove known as FREE SPEECH TV!  NO amount is too small – ALL contributions are TAX DEDUCTIBLE – and you will be doing your part to assure the continuation of this great American treasure! Call 1-877-378-8669  to pledge whatever amount you can afford – NO amount is too small! You can even arrange to  contribute a small, set amount each month, or one bulk amount all at once! It;s completely up to you.  You can even donate directly on their secure website. The donation you make may even qualify you for great premiums like DVDs, books, caps, sturdy tote bags, t shirts, and more!

FSTV blueThink about it: sitting around complaining about the state of today;s media, government, poorly informed electorate, or business climate accomplishes NOTHING! Only by taking concrete, definite ACTION will we obtain solid, measurable results! NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD PROGRESSIVES TO COME TO THE AID OF A QUALITY NEWS SOURCE – PLEASE donate generously TODAY to FREE SPEECH TV, and TELL YOUR FRIENDS, too!
1-877-378-8669 or http://www.freespeech.org/ Thank you!!! 🙂
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The Back Road to Politics, Scandal, and Cover Up

Sept. 5, 2016  By Jack Jodell (in association with BURR DEMING, creator of and chief author over at FAIR AND UNBALANCED.COM – see my Blogroll in the lower right hand column).

Happy Labor Day, readers! We hope you are enjoying a very restful and pleasant holiday weekend! The Tea-Party infested, reactionary Republicans, saddled as they are with a most unsavory character called Donald Trump as their nominee for president, are desparately  trying to manufacture a scandal out of nothing concerning Hillary Clinton;s email usage to pin on her. As our podcaster extraordinaire Burr Deming points out in this week’s offering, their double standard is obvious and disgusting, considering how they deliberately turned a blind eye to Karl Rove’s erasure of potentially damaging Bush White House emails a decade ago. Is it any wonder that these Republicans will lose control of the presidency this November for at least another four years?                                                                                       

burr demingBurr says, “A scandal involving good works, public policy, deleted email messages, financial donations, and a traffic collision on a lonely backroad in the South.”

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Transcript:
http://fairandunbalanced.com/?p=2211
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DON’T BE FOOLED BY THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY!

Sept. 1, 2016  By Jack Jodell.    

no repubsDemocratic_Party logoWe are closing in on Labor Day, the holiday set up to honor the workers of this country who actually produce the goods and services we buy and use. Although the presidential campaigns have realistically been in full swing for many months now, the official start of them has always been on Labor Day. So, until Nov. 8, fully expect to be completely bombarded with political ads and spin on all candidates up for election or re-election this fall. Regrettably, we have seen a massive increase in this nonsense in recent years. We will also see more, now that the Extreme Court‘s horrifically bad pro-corporate Citizens United decision has made it virtually impossible to restrict campaign donations from billionaires and their corporations!

NOAM LThe great intellectual thinker Noam Chomsky summed it up best when he said, “In the US, there is basically one party – the business party. It has two factions, called Democrats and Republicans, which are somewhat different but carry out variations on the same policies.”  Others have referred to them as “Tweedledum and tweedledee,”  and an increasing number of voters are becoming tired of these so-called “two major political parties” which seemingly offer little or no realistic choice in each election. Many of these disaffected voters have begun to label themselves “Independents.” Some have even been misled into voting for lesser, third party candidates who lack the organization or resources to mount a truly successful campaign, and are therefore wasting their vote on a candidate who stands no chance at all of winning an election. One such candidate in this category is the Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein. The other is the Libertarian Party’s former NM governor Gary Johnson. It is he and his party that I will focus this post upon; I may cover Ms. Stein later.  

GARY JOHNSON LLibertarian_Party_USAs governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson was originally a Republican who was elected in the Republican-friendly year of  1994. He is a fiscal conservative who also happens to be socially liberal. He, like libertarians do, believes in limited government and military restraint. While serving as New Mexico’s governor, he cut taxes fourteen times. He has been an advocate of the Fair Tax, something which would do away with all federal income, corporate, and capital gains taxes. These would be replaced with a 23% consumption tax on luxury and non-essential goods and would effectively be a regressive rebate to taxpayers based on income level, as the wealthiest would benefit far more than anyone else. Like many Tea Party Republicans, he wants to slash government spending, including that for Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare (a whopping 43% on the last two). He has advocated cutting our military’s personnel as well as cutting expenditures on military bases, intelligence, and nuclear weapons. He has pledged to not support Israel should it attack Iran and would not automatically go along with her should she begin a war with Iran or anyone else. He also advocates the legalization of marijuana and supports same-sex marriage. On the surface, some of these proposals may sound sensible and fair, but they are most definitely NOT!

GARY JOHNSON RLike some of the Libertarian platform, a certain amount of what he advocates seems common sensical, at least at first glance.  Yet Johnson and many other Libertarians also support our adoption NO TPPof the Trans Pacific Partnership, which would dangerously surrender much of our economic independence to a foreign-run corporate board, and which I have been campaigning strongly AGAINST since I first learned of it. For it would destroy much needed safety regulations for workers; would negate what little leverage remains for them to negotiate for better wages and working conditions; and would nullify all anti-pollution legislation as being too costly.  I am also greatly disturbed at the Libertarian opposition to any form of gun control whatsoever.  Johnson himself  has stated, “I’m a firm believer in the Second Amendment and so I would not have signed legislation banning assault weapons or automatic weapons.” In the wake of ever-rising mass shootings and the death of far too many innocent people, I find this stance to be not only ludicrous, but dangerous to our society as well. For our Founding Fathers did NOT favor anybody and everybody having whatever kind of weapon they wanted at their disposal: they wanted these weapons to be made available to a “well regulated militia,” rather than in every Tom, Dick, Mary, or Harry’s hands! It is very BAD that the NRA and similar groups have perverted and twisted the meaning of that most important Amendment so much in recent times. By their crazy and incorrect “logic”, then, everybody ought to have the right to own their own nuclear weapon for protection – how thumbs downutterly INSANE! Why have police, and why even bother with any type of military then? These Libertarians are pushing for a very anarchist, unstable, and wholly impractical and foolish “Wild, wild west” scenario which is the last thing needed today!

The Libertarian Party is, at best, impractical. At worst, it is unfair, unrealistic, and downright dangerous! It was begun by billionaires like angry sneaky charles kochCharles Koch  for the benefit of billionaires like him. It offers little or no protection for the middle class, the poor, students, the elderly, or the vulnerable. By advocating as little government as possible, it allows reese uncaring billionaires to pollute without restriction and  fails to protect the public from the very real excesses of these powerful, wealthy economic predators. It offers NOTHING to workers or anyone besides the wealthy, and that is why I am urging all voters to NOT vote for any Libertarian candidates, especially Gary Johnson! Instead, support your best interests by voting for PROGRESSIVE, fair-minded and forward-thinking candidates who stand a good chance of winning! Instead of pissing and moaning about the current, bought-out status of today’s Democrats and Republicans, DO SOMETHING about it! Write an editorial to your favorite newspaper or magazine – call and write your Representative and Senators and let them know, as THEIR employers, how YOU feel about certain issues –  run for office yourself next time! GET ACTIVE!!! Most of all, though, do NOT be fooled into voting for the deceiving and dastardly Libertarian Party!
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The Strange Mr. Assange

Aug. 29, 2016    By Jack Jodell (in association with BURR DEMING, creator of and chief author over at FAIR AND UNBALANCED.COM – see my Blogroll in the lower right hand column).

ASSANGEHello and happy start of a new week, readers. While many have been critical of Julian Assange and the way he has spilled a huge number of sensitive, secret government documents to the world press via WikiLeaks, I have long hailed him as being a hero dedicated to making governments be more transparent and less secretive. However, thanks to my friend BURR DEMING (our resident master podcaster), I am now rethinking that position. I continue to believe that whistleblowers are necessary in a democracy, but perhaps Mr. Assange was a bit hasty and even reckless in the way he chose to make some of his releases…thank you, Burr, for providing us this info, and I speak for all in saying we are glad your son escaped harm!

burrIn today’s podcast, Burr relates the gripping, nervous anxiety he felt as a father when communications with his son serving in Afghanistan became interrupted by a major Taliban attack, which may have been precipitated by one of the WikiLeaks document dumps. This is a difficult subject for me, as I know our own government has at times lied to us about its national security concerns and we have used collateral damage as an excuse to justify murderous military actions we have undertaken that have killed many innocents. But Burr illustrates how rash disclosures can also jeopardize the lives of our sons and daughters who aren’t deliberate perpetrators of international intrigue and are only doing their duty…

Burr tells us, “He was at the very start, as he is still, an anti-privacy activist. We know of such people, the sort whose spam we have learned to delete before we lose our credit information to some teenage thrill seeker…

He is accused of leaking state secrets because he hates legitimate exercise of national security. The accusation is not true.

In reality, Mr. Assange is much worse.”

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Transcript:
http://fairandunbalanced.com/?p=2117
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