Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

“The U.S. Spends 455 billion dollars a year on the military”

2005-11-03

Read this very interesting post, courtesy of Lisa Rein. It’s Andy Rooney from 60 Minutes, one of the biggest American investigative shows (numbers-wise). Here’s from Rooney’s latest clip.

Dwight D. Eisenhower:
“We must guard against the aquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disasterous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist.”

Andy: “Well, Ike was right. That’s just what’s happened.”

Andy continues: “I’m not really clear about how much a billion dollars is. But the United States, our United States, is spending five billion, six hundred million dollars a month ($5,600,000,000.00) fighting this war in Iraq that we never should have gotten into. We still have 139,000 soldiers in Iraq today. Almost 2,000 Americans have died there. For what?”

There’s even a couple of video-snippets showing Rooney’s stance on what’s wrong with the US military (among other things, of course).

And don’t forget Katrina: The Gathering.

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Racist lullaby

2005-10-25

prussian_victory.jpg You’ve got to check this page out. It contains link to a horribly home-made video, starring three children: two girls who (seem to) play and sing the song.

What song? Well, it’s a little racistic ditty. You’ll have to check it out yourself. The entire video is downloadable through mentioned site.

Noteworthy facts and questions:

  • The baby is named Dresden.
  • You clearly hear an acoustic guitar, but this doesn’t stop the guitar-playing girl from having a Steve Vai-ish electric guitar sling around her neck (and does that really match their “European clothes”?)
  • What the f-ck are “European clothes”?
  • Did the kids write the lyrics? Hell no. Talk about your racist parent who uses his kids for pushing his own agenda. Hello, Jordy.
  • The site says “It cannot fail to charm the socks — and the stereotypes — off anyone who sees it.” Do they mean the video will charm the light-weight prejudiced socks off and replace them with ultra-racist ones instead? I’m sure that’s what being implied.

The Daily Show clips

2005-10-23

tds_m4_10132_headline.jpg I don’t know what you’ve been told, but American politics are mighty cold. Hence, I think you should check out The Daily Show, one of the best political TV shows I’ve seen. The big thing about it is that it’s funny, which means anybody can access the humour of it all. Watching the big anchor, Jon Stewart, and his cohorts diss all kinds of political people is fun, even though Stewart himself sports a few bizarre traits, such as being for the latest American invasion of Iraq.

Catch a few torrents from the site here.