Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Better this World


By some good fortune I turned on the t.v. to see this film just starting. An amazing film. And it's available online, linked above. For some reason, I didn't pay any attention to the 2008 GOP convention or, more to the point, what was happening in the streets. I'm fairly confident, though, the news channels weren't showing what was really happening in any event.

Trailer here: http://www.pbs.org/pov/betterthisworld/trailer.php

9 comments:

  1. Haven't watched the film yet, but I recall that demonstrations were limited to a fenced off area.

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  2. Going to be a hot time in the old town this time around, depending on who is left at that point to fire up the faithful. I can only imagine what disgusting platform the Tea Party contingent will push for.

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  3. I remember a fenced off area, too, in Denver. But this goes way beyond that. Highly recommend the film. I was transfixed, and I normally don't watch this kind of programming on t.v.

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  4. Reading the recaps of the GOP "debate," show me how hollow these candidates are. Perry, as expected, came away with the longest nose,

    http://news.yahoo.com/fact-check-perry-romney-twist-records-debate-021556685.html

    Not that anyone of them would admit but Obama has been the Republicans' best friend these past 2 years, extending the Bush tax cuts over the protests of fellow Democrats and now withdrawing the Clean Air Act in yet another appeasement to the Right. Taxes are at a historical low, and what few regulations have been reinstated since 2008 seem pretty easy to bypass.

    This is shaping up to be a very gloomy election year.

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  5. Off Topic but I hope Robert is OK and that is bboks are dry. Scranton Wilkes Barre really got flooded.

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  6. GOP Debate: cringed when I heard the crowd cheer about the number of executions in Texas.

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  7. Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. What an ugly "debate."

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  8. Marti, that was without a doubt the low point of the debate.

    Bo, I've been thinking about Robert too. I hope he's okay.

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  9. I exchanged e-mails with Robert and he is still in the processing of recovery. It is taking longer than he at first imagined but appears to be doing OK. Everyone needs to send him best wishes!

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