Category Archives: rage against the machine

entertaining propaganda

It was embarrassing what propaganda this was. The “Amazon” title was just a wrapper. Most of the episode was talking shit about Russia, China, and Iran. It included a multitude of named, but unknown, “experts.”

It was so naked that I couldn’t take my eyes off of it.

Science Channel owned by Discovery.

closer than ever

Last night I streamed the 1984 British apocalyptic war drama “Threads” from The Internet Archive.

It’s old, and the video quality is low, but it’s surprising how many of the topics and situations are still current.

Other good “nuclear” movies are “The Day After” and “Nightbreaker.”

https://archive.org/details/threads_202007

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threads_(1984_film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_After

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightbreaker_(film)

journal ista

Guud Gawd. ProPublica as bad as Mother Jones. State a faulty premise in the first paragraph, then build a whole article around it, over n’ over ‘n over again.

votante

“the most hollow, illusory, and dispirited campaign ever seen at this level in US political history”

the putin forest

I know so many who are experts on Russia and Putin. They know the mind of Putin, what Putin thinks, and what Putin wants. They also seem to know vast chapters of the famous Putin playbook.

Now I have one popping up who is an expert on forestry because she is a Republican. 🌲 🔥

It gets more weird every day.

twitter quack

People do 50-tweet threads of things, instead of writing it up in one piece somewhere, so that their collapsing quackery sinks into the Twitter soup. Comments get scattered all over.

It’s one of the signs that makes me think, “here’s a tool.”

everybody sucks

Finally, a yard sign I could love. I’ll be looking for one of these

Text: Everybody sucks. We’re screwed 2020

old-time gospel hour

Years ago, I used to like watching Jerry Falwell preach at Thomas Road Baptist Church when I was in the mood to get revved up and pissed off. It was cathartic to yell my little obscenities at the TV.

These days I don’t need to see anything extra when I need a rev up. Just logging onto social media is usually enough.

she didn’t teach the textbook, well, not always

There’s a book out with this title, and I think it would be an interesting one.

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong (James W. Loewen).

My sixth grade teacher was very direct about these things. She said in so many words, “School textbooks are the way they are for many reasons. It’s up to you to find the truth.”

She was a good woman, that teacher. We even did exercises on spotting crap. She was heretical in many ways. I still think of her often.

snapping sanctions

USA doing something called “snapback” sanctions on Iran. I guess using a cutesy word like “snapback” makes it more tolerable. Maybe we can move on to others, like “snapping turtle sanctions,” “snap at it sanctions,” or “two snaps up sanctions.”