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“Why We Did It” – Oh Boy… Whether You Find It To Be Accurate Or Not It Will Probably Upset You…

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You can click on this picture to watch their interview if you would like

Recently Rachel Maddow went on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and now that I have your attention here is some more information…

I considering myself a moderate, which more than anything means that new information can affect what I think. A while back Rachel Maddow produced a TV Documentary called “Hubris” which addressed the ‘so called” false pretenses that allowed our nation to go to war with Iraq – meaning that what was said about why we were going in was not in fact true. That documentary was posted on iTunes via the Rachel Maddow Show’s Podcast, and since she always asks people to post her show, and videos of it online I decided to post that entire documentary on my YouTube channel. It has since gotten about 100,000 views, and has filled my email with some incredibly angry YouTube comments from all kinds of people… I mean, angry stuff…

*By the way, I don’t just watch liberal stuff… I really can’t help but watch anything and everything I can get my hands/eyes on. I watch/listen to: The O’Reilly Factor, Meet the Press, Fox News Sunday, Real Time with Bill Maher, and others when I can. I like things other than politics, this is just part of my rhetorical diet to know what’s out there.

Anyway: I want to note that I am not a “Truther” (I don’t think that the United State Government was behind 9-11, so let’s just get that out of the way…), I do however think that this war was a war of choice, and that it was mismanaged, which I think is rather well voiced by documentaries like “No End In Sight” (posted at the bottom of this).

Hubris” addresses the issue of WMD’s (weapons of mass destruction), and this new documentary goes into some of the reasons why the makers of the film believe our government wanted to go. I don’t can’t speak to it’s legitimacy, and I don’t think that Mrs. Maddow is unbiased. I do however really appreciate that she presents sources, and gives room for actual debate, rather than just pure ad hominem. If you’d like to give some feedback that would be great – but the reason why I decided to post this second video (Why We Did It) was to keep the videos tied together, and because it might help us hold a conversation about reasons why we might not want to be so quick to go to war again anytime soon without more checks and balances (i.e.: Iran, Syria, Ukraine). And if you’d like to check in on the conflict going on in Ukraine feel free to click anywhere on this sentence.

Part 2
“Why We Did It”

Part 1
“Hubris”

“No End In Sight”

Best Emmy Moment Ever – Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on Reality

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Connecting Reality TV to the industrialized news that we get each day is pretty outstanding… Incase you forgot how great Stewart and Colbert are here is a reminder.

Best Emmy Moment Ever – Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on Reality

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Connecting Reality TV to the industrialized news that we get each day is pretty outstanding… Incase you forgot how great Stewart and Colbert are here is a reminder.

Serious Times Call For Hilarious Signs

 

For more funny sings from the Rally to Restore Sanity Click Here.

LiberalViewer: Fox News Creates False Obama Contradiction on Immigration? – YouTube

Fox News Creates False Obama Contradiction on Immigration? – YouTube.

Fox News Creates False Obama Contradiction on Immigration? - YouTube

LiberalViewer is a YouTuber who posts videos about a lot of things, but one of the main things that he posts about is dishonesty by Fox News. This is something that I really appreciate, because while I am just fine with people being conservative or liberal I have very little patience for Fox News anymore. To my conservative friends, that is not an attack on you or your ideas, I’m saying that Fox is a terrible news organization, that’s it.

Now that I’ve put that out there I think it could be useful for me to show you an example of what I mean. LiberalViewer has several different playlists on youtube that have videos about specific topics, and one of those playlists is about Fox’s Biases. The video that I’m posting here is just an example of that. Please have patience with me if this is annoying you because you like Fox, and just give this video a try. If you have thoughts about it please feel free to comment.

love,
Grady

The Funniest Signs From the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear from Funny Or Die (old, but still funny)

The Funniest Signs From the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear from Funny Or Die.

I just ran across this list of hilarious signs at the Rally To Restore Sanity, and I had to repost it. This is where I got the chance to really work with the No Labels team for the first time, and working with them really was a wonderful time for me. I love being around passionate and caring people. As I read these signs it makes me miss the friends that I got to spend a short time with in D.C., but it makes me happy to know that there are people out there like the No Labels back office.

(This sign was not meant to be funny.)

We know that we’re a little late to the game and that plenty of other websites have already posted best signs of the rally. But this is the internet, and since we are a website on that internet, we are required to post this. So without further ado…

Here are the funniest signs from the Stewart/Colbert rally.

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O’Reilly vs. Stewart Showdown (The Uncut Interview About Common)

‘Boo-Yah’: O’Reilly vs. Stewart Showdown Over Rapper Involves Accusations of ‘Pettifogging’ | The Blaze.

If you get a chance you should first watch the first 2 videos and then the third Uncut interview you should.

So this interview happened a little while ago now (it’s not brand new) but I’ve been busy and have just gotten around to listening to it a few times so that I could really soak it in and take a few of notes. The first thing that I might note is that the second part of the interview is probably better than the first, in my opinion. I think that it is a bit more telling of how they actually feel since the conversation has been going for a little while at that point.

Having said that I really think that this interview is a good example of the problem with having “Opinion Guys” on news networks. The only network that makes a large distinction between the journalists and the “Opinion Guys” is Fox News, and it’s opinion people (O’Reilly, Hannity, and Beck). These people do not claim to be journalists, and actually try to make sure that people don’t

And here is a link to Jon Stewart explaining the lies that Fox News seems to be in the business of manufacturing and selling to it’s customers:
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-october-29-2009/for-fox-sake-
(sorry I was having trouble adding this link so just copy and paste if you want to see it, it’s worth your time.)

First Video:
1. Probably the most important part of this interview as far as Common is concerned is making the distinction between “someone who celebrates Cop-Killers” and someone who has heard stories of people who he has understood to have been wrongfully accused of murdering a Police Officer.
2. Live rounds in her purse – what happened to the conservative view of the second amendment?
3. At 4:00 of the first video Stewart begins to go into something that is very important in the structure of this argument. He begins to make a point that Fox is very selective of the people who they choose to put under their “journalistic” microscope.

Second Video:
1. I really liked that Jon Stewart asked him to be consistent with his outrage.
2. O’Reilly kept trying to say that Common sympathizes with cop killers (which is a misrepresentation because apparently Common is under the impression that these people are innocent, and that is part of the reason that he considers them so inspirational).
3. Jon Stewart asked O’Reilly to help him in promoting a reinstitution of The Ban on Assault Weapons, which O’Reilly apparently agrees with, and it would be a wonderful thing for him to stand up for considering the audience that will here him.

Now if you got the chance to watch both of the interviews and you are still interested you should go back and watch the unedited/uncut version that was put online. It is funny do me to look at some of the things that they chose to leave out. I think that this is the most telling video of all once you watch the other 2 and take notice of some of the seemingly obvious omissions.

Part 1

Part 2

Sorry I originally posted the wrong uncut interview. But Here it is now:
Unedited/Uncut Interview

Please let me know what you think about the interview, I love feedback about my comments, but I honestly am just curious to know what you think about the interview.

Moving to/Visiting Pennsylvania

Monday, October 11, 2010

Updated: I just added the video that we recorded from when my mom, Carrick and I were all setting up the apartment in early July. We thought that I would probably go there at the time, and so we set up a room for me, but now it’s actually happening. Enjoy, and feel free to give me feedback.

For the last few months I’ve had to analyze my life and try to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Of course people do this throughout their lives, but now that I’ve graduated from college the time has come for me to become much more proactive in becoming the grown man that I want to be. One of the biggest lessons that I learned during college was that taking a big step after college can really help a person grow. I learned that first in Dr. Halligan’s class about the history of higher education, but I also had a real life lesson when I went to China for a semester and was forced out of my comfort zone a little bit. Because I believe so much in stepping out and giving yourself a chance to fail I’m going to be making what could be considered my first of many steps towards my grown-up future. This week I will be driving my little green Ford Ranger to Pennsylvania to stay/live with my sister Carrick. I haven’t had the chance to live with her for more than a couple of days or weeks at a time since I was in 8th grade (2001).

I don’t have a grand plan yet, but I am excited to see what is out there. I have saved a little bit of money, not a lot, and I plan to travel and stay with some friends in the North East while I can. I will be applying for jobs in Oklahoma, as well as in the North East (so feel free to let me know if you hear about any good jobs ;-).

Here is a video of the apartment:

The apartment!

And here is the route I’m taking to get there:
The route, for now (it could change).

This summer I had time to do some “odd jobs”, but mostly I spent my summer working with preschoolers at Pumpkin Shell school, with my mom. Working with my mom has been an absolute blast, and I am going to miss riding to work with her, a lot. But we’ll have plenty of chances to do more fun stuff like that when I come back. For now my plan is literally to go explore as much as I can with the little money that I have, and I just thought that I should share that with my friends and family who cared to hear about it. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers during my travel this week, I’ll be driving alone.

One thing that I’m very excited about is going to the rally in D.C. on October 30th being put on by Jon Stewart that he has named “The Rally to Restore Sanity”. I think that if nothing else it will be funny, and a fun cultural experience for me. Here is a link to what I’m talking about:
Rally to Restore Sanity

Being from Oklahoma, and Stewart being considered somewhat liberal I understand that many of you will think that this is Grady just being a big liberal and being ashamed of where he comes from… Not true, but if you do feel that way I’d love to talk about it. The whole point of his rally is supposed to be about being more reasonable in our discourse, and not just calling the other side evil, or crazy for thinking that something else might work better than what someone else thinks.

Ok, I didn’t mean to get political or anything, just telling about an upcoming event that I think will be super fun. If anyone wants to talk while I’m driving over the next few days I would love it so feel free to text/call me anytime. (but of course I can’t text back while I’m driving.)

Alright, it’s time for me to stop ranting and start packing up my stuff. I am planning to leave tomorrow (Tuesday, October 12) and I’ll get there either Thursday or Friday, depending on how distracted I get by things on the way. If you’re reading this I love you, and I hope to talk to you soon.

Grady

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