Daily Archives: April 20, 2010
Here’s a clip (go into the whole article and find out what the Minister of Welfare and Social Security says is the best system to prevent earthquakes):
Listen to her here:
Her craft was like lyrical poetry. She was 86.
From the article in Salon:
Scored to Elton John’s “Amoreena,” the only piece of music in an otherwise score-free film, it’s a tribute to Brooklyn and to the urban experience in general. It’s also a burst of tough lyricism that’s more characteristic of Allen than of “Dog Day” director Sidney Lumet, a director not known for poetry. It can (and thanks to YouTube, does) work as a time capsule and as a self-contained work of art that can be watched and savored again and again.
“They want their government that expresses their beliefs…They’re against democratic government, they’re anti-democratic… I mean with the small “d”…basically with just respect for democracy in this nation, I mean this is what the people voted for, and it’s one thing to oppose it on policy, it’s another thing to use the kind of exterminationist, eliminationist rhetoric that they’re using in appealing to violence and that sort of thing.”
– Marcos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos, to Keith Olbermann
This is right on the money… especially from a guy who created a real democratic with a small “d” forum for American bloggers. I sure as hell like words more than guns and violence, and I like rational words infinitely more than the “Nazi, Commie” crap being slung around by te Tea Baggers.