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  • spocko commented on the blog post Late, Late Night FDL: Willin’

    2014-04-20 23:39:33View | Delete

    Had a great talk with the person working on stoprush. I was angry on their behalf that Politico just kind of blew off the work done. They have changed the radio industry and I started it. That the people at the think tanks are getting into the business now is discouraging but they too can be fought.
    but I want to want a big FU to the people who don’t back and support this effort. And just assume that this is the way the world works, the rich win.

  • spocko commented on the blog post Late, Late Night FDL: Willin’

    2014-04-20 23:37:02View | Delete

    Love Call the Midwife and B Circle. too.

  • spocko commented on the blog post Late, Late Night FDL: Willin’

    2014-04-20 23:33:53View | Delete

    Dearie thanks for you comment in the other thread. Feeling a bit better.
    Part of it is my own anger at myself. That I haven’t “monatized” my work and that I’ve wasted ten year of earnings power fighting a slippery beast instead of making money.

  • spocko commented on the blog post Late Night: It’s Official – Right-Wing Terror Kills

    2014-04-20 20:46:42View | Delete

    What’ on my mind?
    Well I got very depressed today because of the stuff I’ve been reading about the way that the rich are just going to use all their money to fund bullshit programs and fund RW belief tanks and Limbaugh. I got angry at the way people have figured out how to hide funding so that they don’t have to take any responsibility for the development of policies that will lead to deaths.

    And I’m getting mad when I’m reading a lot of “What are ya going to do? The rich run the world.” The part of me that is a fighter doesn’t just want to stop them, but wants to take their money. The new studies that prove scientifically that we are an oligarchy demand different types of actions. But who is going to act? I’ve been studding how whistleblowers are attacked. I’ve been seeing how people wanting to protect consumers are driven to caution by legal and other tricks and I’ve notice how the narrative of “There really isn’t anything the people can do. ” Screw that.
    But I’m also frustrated that successful aggressive acts to go after the oligopoly with anything even resembling financial consequences are watered down and criminal charges are a thing of the past.

    Well you asked what was on my mind. :-)

  • spocko commented on the blog post Late Night: It’s Official – Right-Wing Terror Kills

    2014-04-20 20:36:19View | Delete

    whereas “terrorists motivated by al Qaeda’s ideology have killed 21 people in the United States since 9/11.”

    Really? What specifically are they referring too? I thought that President Bush kept us safe since 9/11?

  • spocko commented on the diary post Saturday Art: The Exit Room (short film) by Crane-Station.

    2014-04-19 16:54:27View | Delete

    The Monsters on Maple street was the first play I was ever in. 7th grade. I played Tommy.

  • spocko commented on the diary post Saturday Art: The Exit Room (short film) by Crane-Station.

    2014-04-19 16:53:50View | Delete

    BTW, a friend of mine wanted me to mention that, “AN OCCURANCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE” is very famous short story (By the author of the Devil’s Dictionary) Ambrose Bierce.

  • spocko commented on the diary post The Magic and Beauty of Hiding Behind Front Groups by spocko.

    2014-04-18 19:51:01View | Delete

    The other thing about Front Groups vs. Corporate Sponsors is that front groups can get away with pushing things no corporation would want to “own.” They can also defend practices that don’t have to be tied to an individual company. I saw this with the Pet Food Institute in 2007. They took the heat for [...]

  • spocko commented on the diary post The Magic and Beauty of Hiding Behind Front Groups by spocko.

    2014-04-18 19:41:50View | Delete

    Yeah. I was kind of hinting around about that what with my sarcasm and all. Demanding disclosure is one thing. But I want more. I was alluding to what we can DO with disclosure when we get it. One of the things that journalism can do is expose the problem. But then what? So Politico [...]

  • spocko commented on the diary post The Magic and Beauty of Hiding Behind Front Groups by spocko.

    2014-04-18 19:15:27View | Delete

    Thanks. I don’t know if we ever really had Peeps back on Vulcan. Black Jelly beans yes.

    Also I do not like hardboiled eggs. Putting them in colored shells doesn’t help much.

  • spocko commented on the diary post The Magic and Beauty of Hiding Behind Front Groups by spocko.

    2014-04-18 18:53:58View | Delete

    I’m figuring Friday before Easter Passover nobody his here, everyone is out buying those disgusting Peep or cheap chocolate Easter Bunnies.

    My MiL finally got a clue and buys Dove dark chocolate eggs now.

  • spocko commented on the blog post The Neocon Money Machine

    2014-04-18 17:21:02View | Delete

    Thanks!

  • spocko commented on the blog post The Neocon Money Machine

    2014-04-18 17:01:44View | Delete

    Good piece. I wrote a piece today about how the think tanks and front groups are funding RW radio.

    I titled it The Magic and Beauty Of Hiding Behind Front Groups.

  • spocko commented on the diary post The Magic and Beauty Of Hiding Behind Front Groups by spocko.

    2014-04-18 15:47:20View | Delete

    The quote from John Powers’ book isn’t exact. I couldn’t find my copy, but that is the part I remember. A wonderful wonderful book.

  • spocko wrote a new diary post: The Magic and Beauty of Hiding Behind Front Groups

    2014-04-18 15:45:08View | Delete

    ThumbnailFrom a great diary at Daily Kos,  ”Industry Expert Says StopRush Has Destroyed Limbaugh’s Business For Good “ by Proglegs :

    Speaking yesterday on the Ed Schultz radio show,  industry insider  Holland Cooke  credited a persistent  online activist movement  with completely destroying right wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s business model by using the very free speech that El Rushbo claims gives him carte blanche to do [...]

  • spocko commented on the blog post Liking A Company On Facebook Could Surrender Your Right To Sue

    2014-04-17 13:37:51View | Delete

    From a marketing and branding point of view, their people should have shut this down right away. This is really one of the best things about social media, the fact that it is public and two way can be very beneficial to consumers.

    I wrote a blog post “Using Social Media as a Weapon” a few years ago. It’s very possible and if you have an interesting an compelling story like this guy, you should use it. Porsche is blowing it big time. The companies that actually CARE about the brand and customers are the most vulnerable to this kind of pressure. The ones who say, “We don’t really give a fuck” or who are hidden by other brands also have it easy. That is why they hide behind front groups, trade groups and PACs the don’t want their brand to suffer.

  • spocko commented on the blog post Liking A Company On Facebook Could Surrender Your Right To Sue

    2014-04-17 13:02:02View | Delete

    Wow! Here is something interesting. The idea of forced arbitration benefits corporations almost always and works on both the rich and the poor.

    Here is a guy who got a porsche 911 that keep having all sorts of problems.
    He did a video of them because he doesn’t want to go into arbitration which will screw him.

  • spocko commented on the diary post LIVE STREAM: Thomas Piketty — Is Inequality Inevitable? by Elliott.

    2014-04-16 16:37:22View | Delete

    I’ve already been fucked by him.

  • spocko commented on the diary post LIVE STREAM: Thomas Piketty — Is Inequality Inevitable? by Elliott.

    2014-04-16 16:36:43View | Delete

    You first.

  • spocko commented on the diary post LIVE STREAM: Thomas Piketty — Is Inequality Inevitable? by Elliott.

    2014-04-16 16:28:18View | Delete

    He mentioned that progress tax started in WWI in france was to raise money for war.
    In the us we don’t need to do that anymore, says Cheney.

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