Saturday, November 23, 2013
This month is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. NBC news has brought out some extraordinary archival footage of Kennedy on Meet The Press during his presidential campaign in 1960. Bryan Williams featured Kennedy's most memorable speeches, from civil rights to peace on Earth. The NBC website also features this remarkable interactive page with interviews from various people, including former President Clinton, Jane Fonda and Oliver Stone, reflecting on JFK. Meanwhile, over in looney, right-wing media world, historians have publicly criticized the right-wing media for their attempt at trying to revise history and erroneously paint Kennedy as a conservative.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Imagine if you had a 17 year old child who was walking home from the store at night. A man driving down the street suddenly starts following him, gets out of his car and starts chasing him and then attacks and fatally shoots him in the chest. Imagine if the man who murdered your child then got off on self defense. How would you feel? How is it self defense when the murderer gets out of their car and chases someone? Please sign the petition created by Benjamin Todd Jealous, President of the NAACP, calling on the U.S. Justice Department to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
Friday, July 12, 2013
After James Gandolfini’s recent, tragic passing I realized I had never watched The Sopranos before but always wanted to. I started a major marathon watching every episode from the first season. I am now up to season 4 and there are 6 seasons in total. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s definitely one of the best shows ever made for television. I'd always thought the show was just about the mafia but after watching it I realize it’s about family and it’s brilliantly well done. A very tight-knit, dysfunctional family but family nonetheless. Gandolfini is amazing in it of course. RIP Mr. Gandolfini, we'll miss ya. I’m powering on with my marathon until I finish every episode so if you need me knock on the shell.