Badly-needed fable for our times

November 6, 2010

When you’re fed up with the hysteria that Glenn Beck offers instead of true history, when your neighbor complains about how government regulation should “get off my lawn,” point them to this story.

It’s truer than Beck, righter than Limbaugh, and it deserves a wider audience:

[YouTube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdhTumEUBN8&feature=player_embedded]

Tip of the old scrub brush to Crooks & Liars Video Cafe, John Gray in Cincinnati, Ohio (whoever he is), and to Thom Hartmann, the performer of the piece, who seems like a regular Joe on the level.

A transcript, below the fold:

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Botanical lesson: Decaffeinated coffee comes from . . .

November 6, 2010

Too, too close to the truth:

Where decaffeinated coffee comes from

Posted anonymously? Who made this image?

Tip of the old scrub brush to Kenny, freezing in Beijing with no heat in his apartment.


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