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    Filed at 5:41 pm under by dcobranchi

    I need a copy of Mao’s Little Red Book.

    What happened to America?

    5 Responses to “WISH LIST”

    Comment by
    December 17th, 2005
    at 6:38 pm

    What happened? The best explanation I’ve found is Bill Moyers’ closing speech at the National Conference on Media Reform, May 15, 2005. It airs on some of the non-mainstream satellite channels from time to time – I’ve listened to it three times now, including just night before last – and every time I hear it I’m encouraged and heartened and just wish there were more strong voices out there like Bill’s (I know, there are, they’re just not easy to find in the day-to-day madness).

    A couple of my favorite quotes (from memory, so they might not be 100%):

    “A free press is one where it’s okay to think the conclusions you’re led to by the evidence.”

    “Standing up to your government can mean standing up for your country.”

    “The American eagle needs both a right wing and a left wing…”

    His speech is online, of course, but seeing and hearing him deliver it just takes it all to another level. Here are a couple of links to it:


    Common Dreams NewsCenter:

    Comment by
    December 17th, 2005
    at 7:15 pm

    Although it would not surprise me if this did happen, if you scroll through the comments there is reason to doubt to veracity of this story.

    Comment by
    December 18th, 2005
    at 12:49 am

    I thought these things only happened on episodes of Good Times –remember when Michael sent off for the pamphlet on Cuba for a school project, then the FBI started snooping, and James lost his job (again) because the feds showed up and interviewed his boss? (C’mon. Remember?)

    Homeland Security and the Patriot Act are [clap] DYNO-MITE!!!

    Comment by
    December 18th, 2005
    at 9:04 am

    I think Natalie is my new favorite blogger. Anybody that can work a Good Times plot into this conversation is alright with me 🙂

    Comment by
    December 18th, 2005
    at 12:48 pm

    Another good reason to shop on eBay.