My, How Things Have Changed.
In the movie “The Post,” Tom Hanks played JFK’s friend, executive editor Ben Bradlee.
The film portrayed him, his reporters, and the owner of The Washington Post as heroes for publishing secrets from the Pentagon Papers — despite Nixon’s threat of legal action.
Journalism has changed considerably since then. Newspapers have encountered drastic reductions in advertising and readers. Newspapers also cut back on investigative journalism due to its expense and tendency to attract lawsuits. It was easier for newspapers to play it safe and run politically correct, homogenized, canned material.
The corporate media think they get to decide who are journalists and who are not. They claim Assange is not a journalist, but they’re wrong. His work is no different from what the New York Times did 50 years ago. They won Pulitzer Prizes, while Assange wins jail time and even the threat of execution. We know that Hillary, the bloodthirsty butcher of Gaddafi, wanted a drone to execute him at the Ecuadorian embassy.
She and her Deep State want him silenced—perhaps permanently.
Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House. One is from Chicago, another is from Kentucky, and the third is from New Orleans. All three go with a White House official to examine the fence.
The New Orleans contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil “Well,” he says, “I figure the job will run about $9,000. That’s $4,000 for materials, $4,000 for my crew and $1,000 profit for me.”
The Kentucky contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, “I can do this job for $7,000. That’s $3,000 for materials, $3,000 for my crew and $1,000 profit for me.”
The Chicago contractor doesn’t measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers, “$27,000.”
The official, incredulous, says, “You didn’t even measure like the other guys. How did you come up with such a high figure? “
“The Chicago contractor whispers back, “$10,000 for me, $10,000 for you, and we hire the guy from Kentucky to fix the fence.”
“Done!” replies the government official.
And that, my friends, is how the Government Stimulus plan worked. Remember… Four boxes keep us free: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.
“I love my country; it’s the government I’m afraid of!”
The Editor: Which government is incompetent, the state or federal, LL ?
Ambivalent Cat: It is the fault of the American people for electing debased, criminal, fools.
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Californication is probably the worst state.
Over the past thirty ( 30 ) years the feds have sold American Citizens down/up the proverbial creek for some big bribes and lobby money. This is part of what Trump is fighting in the free trade problem.
The Interstellar Clouds of Orion
Image Credit & Copyright: Andrew Klinger
Explanation: The constellation of Orion is much more than three stars in a row. It is a direction in space that is rich with impressive nebulas. To better appreciate this well-known swath of sky, a new long exposure image was taken over several clear nights in January, February and March. After 23 hours of camera time and untold hours of image processing, the featured collage in the light of hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur was produced spanning over 40 times the angular diameter of the Moon. Of the many interesting details that have become visible, one that particularly draws the eye is Barnard’s Loop, the bright red orange arc just to the right of the image center. The Rosette Nebula is not the giant orange nebula just to the left of the image center — that is larger but lesser known nebula known as the Meissa Ring. The Rosette Nebula is visible, though: it is the bright orange, blue and white nebula near the image bottom. The bright orange star just left of the frame center is Betelgeuse, while the bright blue star on the upper right is Rigel. About those famous three stars that cross the belt of Orion the Hunter — in this busy frame they can be hard to locate, but a discerning eye will find them just to the right of the image center.
Tomorrow’s picture: open space