POLITICAL: SO the “debates” are scripted?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

http://thepage.time.com/2012/10/14/moderator-role-under-scrutiny-before-the-debate/

Moderator Role Under Scrutiny — Before the Debate
By Mark Halperin | October 14, 2012

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In an unusual departure from the normal hostility that exists between the Obama and Romney campaigns, both parties wholeheartedly agreed with the Commission that they wished to avoid a repeat of what occurred four years ago. In 2008, NBC News’ Tom Brokaw moderated the town hall session between Obama and Republican nominee John McCain, and the two campaigns and the organizers felt that Brokaw redirected the topics too severely from the audience queries and asked too many of his own questions, limiting the number of citizens who got a chance at the microphone. Appearing on NBC News “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Brokaw said, “[I]t’s tricky for the moderator. I said that Candy Crowley ought to get combat gear after I went through that four years ago.” Brokaw told TIME, “I am satisfied citizens in the hall and online got a fair hearing.” Brokaw also said that while there was some press criticism of the job he did, he heard no complaints directly from the campaigns and a Commission official praised the debate to him as “good television.”

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George Orwell must be rolling over.

Talk about propaganda.

Very carefully agreed as to what the people will see.

Argh!

Wake up, Sheeple. 

Lambs to the slaughter!

Another “reality” show.

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INTERESTING: History’s dictators have always hated cats

Friday, June 1, 2012

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2012/tle670-20120513-03.html

Cats and Dogs
by L. Neil Smith
Attribute to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

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I find it endlessly fascinating that with one exception, history’s dictators have always hated cats, who, as independent creatures and nature’s libertarians, are not the best pet for someone who thinks he owns everybody else’s lives. Some individuals appear to resent their independence. For me, it’s the main characteristic that makes cats attractive.

The exception (I’ve pondered over this like a puzzle, for years) was Vladimir Ilich Lenin, who made a point of being photographed with his cat (I have its name around here somewhere) on more than one occasion.

It may not tell the whole story—nothing does—but the next time you wonder about a politician, or a potential employee or boss, or even that redhead you find intriguing, find out how they feel about cats. Come to think of it, I wonder where Obama, Romney, and Ron Paul stand.

It may tell you how they feel about individual liberty.

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Hmm, one of my co-workers rescues dogs and has four. 

Wonder what that says about her.

Maybe I should get a cat?

Hmmm!

Seems like there’s a Big Bang episode that covers that.

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