Volume 1, Number 18, Part 2 -- November 11, 2008
This week in New World Notes:
# 38 -- Part The Last of Mutual Corruption: Business, Media, and Politics; . . . or: Roll Over, George Orwell, and Give Tim Russert the News. My heart always had a soft spot for tough-guy prosecutor and writer Vincent Bugliosi. In this final installment, his voice is added to those of Usual Suspects Mark Crispin Miller, Charles Lewis, and Bernie Sanders. I think I heard Greg Palast in there as well.
Tom Lehrer, 1959. Hit song:
"Poisoning Pigeons in the Park" (1959)
And yes, I did swipe the asylum's name from Tom Lehrer. If you want to sue on Tom's behalf, have your lawyers contact my lawyers. Gambino, Gambino, Bonnano, Trafficante, and Kissinger, LLP--General Delivery, Queens, New York.
At this point--if we were Monty Python's Flying Circus--the camera would cut to the Major, riding crop in hand, who would order, "CUT! . . . Look, this started out as a relatively nice little newsletter, but now it's gotten rather SILLY!"
So I'll end with an odd-sounding phrase--President Gore--and with the suggestion that if we lived in a democracy . . . or even in a representative democracy with an Electoral College--the phrase would sound considerably less odd.
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Nice quote from this installment:
"If they would do this. . . . If they would stoop this low, to steal our White House, what else would they do? What else are they capable of? . . . What else are they capable of? I want to know!" --V. Bugliosi
Coming up November 18 & 21:
We commemorate the 45th anniversary of the murder of the only U.S. President ever to declare complete worldwide disarmament a national goal . . . to describe that goal as both attainable and in the national interest . . . and to order the first steps towards it to be taken--unilaterally and immediately.
You shouted out, "Who killed the Kennedys," did you? Satan lied. It wasn't you & me after all. Nor was it Satan and we. Nor, in all probability, was it Lee Harvey Oswald, either ... as Michael Parenti cogently and hilariously explains. Don't miss "JFK, Parenti, and 'Lone Gunmen' Galore!" You betcha!
In 2 shows in mid-December, we'll listen to the fine and stirring speech described, above: JFK's American University commencement address, June 10, 1963.