Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tea Party Propaganda Film - Extras Wanted

Y'all want your 15 minutes of fame?   Come be in a tea bagger production.  Woodstock generation folks wanted......Woodstock, Georgia....that is.

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Film Extras Needed in Woodstock Saturday March 2

We are doing a film shoot in downtown Woodstock this week.  We have need for extras in the production.  Below are the opportunities.
Thursday evening, Feb. 28 at 6:30 pm in the CITY CENTER - 8534 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188  (the old church building right behind Hot Dog Heaven)
 The city has given us access to the council chambers and we need six business men and women looking people.  You would be sitting behind the desk watching the "evil bad guy" deliver his speech.  We will only need you from 6:30 until 8:30.  Please contact if you can help us with this.
Saturday Afternoon, March 2
Location:  Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, 8534 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188
We need 10 extras to stand in line at the "Food Distribution Center" to receive your ration of food. The first take will be at about 12 noon. Wardrobe: bland and dull colors
We need 35 extras to stand in a crowd as the SWAT team arrests some member of the resistance who are protesting the big government control. This will take place at 1:00 Wardrobe: bland and dull colors
We need another 35 extras to stand in line inside the Food Distribution Center to receive your boxes of food. This will take place at 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Wardrobe: bland and dull colors
Saturday evening, March 2
We need 100 extras to stand in a crowd and cheer when our young resistance leader light the torch of freedom and challenge all to "Take Up The Torch" for liberty and freedom. Wardrobe, solids no writing on t-shirts. 
Location:  Woodstock Park, lower level behind the Gazebo. 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm  Families welcome.
Please email Jo Anne Livingston to RSVP your attendance. She needs name, age and which casting call you will be attending.

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"Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock."
       -- Ben Hecht

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Something to Know - 28 February

Ben Sargent
There is a lot of stuff to know out there.  However, trying to ignore the stupidity of Congress in all matters pertaining to what is known as "The Sequester" is difficult.  I am a simple student of our form of government where the basic rules are that the Supreme Court makes decisions on what is in line with the intent of our Constitution.   The President, or the head of the Executive branch, enforces the legislation that roles out of Congress, and the Legislative Branch crafts the laws, or legislation.  Why is it that the Speaker of the House keeps up this silly dialogue that he wants the President to come up with "the plan"?  Does he not know that he is the guy running the show on money matters?.  I  really think that Rachel Maddow's view that Congress and the President approved of the messy problem last year, so why can't they "un-approve of it this year"?  Mr. Boehner, the resolution to do so starts from your House.   Anyway, let's see if we can find something else to know.

1.  Here is an opinion from a "Republican" on what is screwed up and damaging to the economy and the growing disparity between the wealthy and all others in this country:

2.  While the United States is preoccupied with city, county, state and federal budget cuts, and slashing teachers and closing the doors to education, let's look at Mexico.  Thomas Friedman has this little piece for us to keep in mind.  Yeah, things are really bad in some places and the narco-trafficantes are a large problem, and we may think that all that Mexico does is export unskilled labor across the this.  As it develops its technology and intellectual capacity, it is finding its legs to compete for the future.   Should we not be doing the same?:

3.  One of the more crass and disgusting perrmances by the GOP was their recent snarky attacks and opposition to Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary.  They just wasted time, and introduced us to the reincarnation of Joe McCarthy in the body of their Ted Cruz:

4.  Here is a story with multiple layers of interest and learning possibilities.   Monsanto has made itself an ugly reputation in the world, just like BP in the Gulf States.  So, here is Monsanto and its sacred GMO corn seeds making its same ugly presence known in Mexico, for the same reasons it has done so in India and the USA.  Mexican farmers can be very vocal, and react when they are pissed off.  You can also enjoy some good street scene parades in Mexico City, and judge how well you can understand Spanish:


"Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock."
       -- Ben Hecht

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Something to Know - 25 February

Ben Sargent
1.  Albany News Bureau comes through again.   Our history of the world, as we interpret it, in two minutes.   No college credit given, but you gotta see it:

2.  Now, one of my favorite topics, and one which I advocate - the Draft.   Not for what you think it is, but for all the collateral side effects, among which are  (1) Being less likely to enter stupid wars, (2) The experience isolated kids get when they enter into groups of people they never new existed, (3) Social experiences with ethnic groups they never understood before, and working with them as a team, and (3) Getting a grip on what the world is really like from a leveled playing field.  We need to expand the "draft" into a program that expands to national service with areas into public service sectors across our country and the Peace Corps.   No exemptions...period.  I am sure that you probably have your own reasons:


"Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear."
 - Mark Twain

Friday, February 22, 2013

Something to Know - 23 February


I previously sent you the Daily Show presentation of Steven Brill's interview regarding his article in Time Magazine.   I hope that you feel energized to learn a bit more.  To that end, I have, today, included  A. A short video from Mr. Brill where he explains the content of his article, and B.  The link to the full Time Magazine article.   


"The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom." 
       -- H.L. Mencken

Something to Know - 22 February


1.  The Daily Show usually brings us, through the wonderful art of satire and comedy, a humorous presentation of honest news in a laughable way.  Jon Stewart, this piece, is totally serious and amazed on the issue of our health care system in his interview with Jim Brill, on an article written in Time Magazine.   I do not recall Stewart every being as affected by any one news story before.  Make sure you see all three videos.  Easy - nothing to read...just watch:

2.  The Albany News Bureau has been actively perusing the news media in the Bay Area, and has found this gem.   It concerns a schism within the unity of the Democrats.  Probably not as serious as the turmoil in the Republican party, but it does make you wonder:

3.  "Sequestration".  Dems and GOPers do not like it.  David Brooks, here in this piece, writes about the mutual likes and dislikes of it.  I think the best suggestion is the one that came from Rachel Maddow.  To paraphrase her..."  You guys got together last year and passed it.  Now, neither of you like it and predict bad things from it....    So, why can't you get together this year and up-pass it.  Just have it go away by voting it away.  Don't do it".....":


"Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip."
       -- Will Rogers

Monday, February 18, 2013

Something to Know -

Clay Bennett
1.  Batteries are the wall that we have run up against as we advance in technology.  The size and weight for electric cars, the life in our incessant collection of digital hand-held gizmos, and the power supplies for the the new generation aircraft.   Here is one way, perhaps, that technology can meet demands and expectations.  - next is the conversion to fresh from sea water:

2.  The military mind from Ben.  The Albany new bureau keeps track of good stories out of the Bay Area.  The suggestion here is that perhaps we are not asking the right questions or failing to see our own failures in the pursuit of a good debate on the issue of drones and drone warfare:

3.  As long as we are in the discussion of warfare, you need to read this - for at least two reasons.   (1) You need to know about it because it is going to be widely discussed today.  (2) It focuses on the weakness, or Achilles Heel we have, with our total dependence on the internet and cyber technology.   In addition, all those hawks in Congress can get off their jet fighters, tanks, and old-school weapons programs, and realize that we are in a new phase of warfare that does not involve things that catch fire and explode:

4.  Rebutting the Chinese Army unit that is hacking our power grids, corporate secrets, and the Coca Cola recipe, David Brooks fires back on the strategy of just collecting data, and just going with your gut emotions.   Mr.  Brooks is going to war without a gun:



Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.

 by WC Fields

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Something to Know - 18 February

127169 600 Gone Fishing cartoons

1.  If you recall a piece I did a while back, I was making an alert about the corporatization of the prison business.  In the same vein, and you are probably aware of it already, is the strategy being done on the closing of public schools and replacing them with cash-cow centers of supposed learning institutions.  Here is an example of it in the city of Philadelphia:

2.  A problem that the Republicans just keep encouraging is their mean and nasty appearances.   We know that the crazy old senator from Arizona is nothing more than a vengeful loser hell-bent on striking out at anything and anybody that has displeased him.  Now, he is aided and abetted by a snarky and dyspeptic Tea Bagger from Texas.  The duo act comes across like a load of expended manure - which the GOP just cannot seem to clean up:

3.  Ross Douthat looks at the influence of the Catholic Church, and how it seemingly is losing out as it loses its grip on the reality of what its followers are experiencing:

4.  If you are Dan Brown, you must read this to begin your next screenplay for the story of the Vatican and the politics at the top.   This is a guaranteed long read, but almost as good as the novel to be created:

Something to Know - 17 February

The Borowitz Report

FEBRUARY 17, 2013



WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology said today that the committee would hold hearings next week "to settle the question, once and for all, of whether meteors exist."

"The media has been in something of a frenzy recently on this whole topic of meteors," said chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas). "I think it's irresponsible of them to frighten the public about something that, at the end of the day, may be about as real as unicorns."

Rep. Smith said that he had seen recent reports of the "so-called Russian meteor" of last week, but added, "Maybe it's the scientific skeptic in me, but this 'meteor' may just have been a bunch of fireworks that some Siberian fellow set off after drinking a little too much Stoli. It is winter, after all, and that's how those folks keep warm."

The Texas congressman said that he and other meteor doubters are worried that scientists had "a vested interest" in convincing people that meteors are real: "They want the government to spend more money on science, and, let me tell you, that is the last thing the Science Committee is going to do."

As for the scientific theory that meteors may have killed the dinosaurs, Rep. Smith chuckled, "That theory would also have us believe that there were dinosaurs."

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All I know is I'm not a Marxist.

 by Karl Marx