you got words? i don’t

photo by anna rousou posted on google+ by paul meulman

photo by anna rousou posted on google+ by paul meulman


clip from the daily show

some of my non-american friends (should i say perhaps even some of my american friends?) may not know who grover norquist is, nor samantha bee nor the daily show for that matter. in reverse order: jon stewart has a tv show called the daily show which is part parody of a mainstream media outlet and part commentary on our society–it plays on “the comedy channel”;  samantha bee is a regular contributor to the daily show,  and grover norquist is a lobbyist who is noted for two things:  1- he has managed to get a majority of congress critters to sign a pledge  >>never<<  to raise taxes and 2-  he has made it a personal project to have as many places, buildings, bridges, streets, etc, as humanly possible named after ronald reagan (at least one in every state of the union was his stated goal).

nJoy this very funny clip!

samantha bee and grover norquist

us government disinformation

Grand Delusion » CIA Disinformation Campaign – Quotes and Video

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”– William Casey, CIA Director (from first staff meeting, 1981)
also relevant: the “church committee report” under the direction of senator frank church (d-id), who chaired the committee.  “The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) were inspired by the recommendations of the Church Committee.” (wikipedia article on the church committee.) however, post-911 and under the PATRIOT Act, many of fisa’s limitations have been sidestepped…