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The Most Honest 3 Minutes in TV History
It's from a 2013 episode of "The Newsroom" but it is an accurate answer to the question posed. And it is still accurate today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML3qYHWRIZk
01-14-2022 09:48 PM
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(01-14-2022 09:48 PM)boss man Wrote:  It's from a 2013 episode of "The Newsroom" but it is an accurate answer to the question posed. And it is still accurate today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML3qYHWRIZk

He is right, of course, but the best course of action is to just keep repeating that it is the best, ignore all of the evidence to the contrary, never compromise our partisan views, and most importantly, keep spending, spending, spending.
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I really wanted to like that show. It had so much potential but then it basically turned into a show with a "republican" journalist who spent every episode bashing the hell out of republicans.

I kept thinking it is like the KKK hiring a black guy to trash talk black people.
01-15-2022 12:41 AM
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The deliberate dumbing down of America and tolerating the extreme leftist dominated Universities has led to the inevitable squabbles between groups vying for victimhood status on the totem pole. What so many don't realize is the extremely corrosive effect these "us vs them" squabbles have on the country. They originate with toxic ideologies drummed into college students by far left professors who haven't really worked a day in their lives in a real job. But they believe that they should be compensated equally with a business person who has built a company and has reaped the rewards. Their envy drives their passion to espouse ideologies designed to divide and sow chaos.

The usual leftist thought is that you take over a country by dividing it into warring groups because your group is far inferior in numbers. By keeping the population divided, you dilute their strength. You pit them against each other by sex/gender, race, income, sexual preference, abortion rights, voting rights, generational warfare and on a bunch of other issues.

While that has been happening, you have been infiltrating education, media, Hollywood, and high government positions in both state and local governments, such as Attorney General and Secretary of State. You get your people into judgeships, mayors, Governors. You quietly take over the school boards.

All this has happened because the average American was asleep. We didn't know that this could happen here. We were too busy working, spending time with families, enjoying our lives. We didn't understand the threat. We didn't understand that "freedom isn't free" is more than just a slogan but requires us to keep an eye on what is happening. That means we need to know just who the people are that we are voting on. We most certainly did not know or understand the enemy among us - progressives, Marxists, Maoists, Socialists, and Communists. Those extremists have a different perspective and work for generations to reach a goal. They have a long plan. We, as a people have a short attention span.

We've had bad government for quite some time now. We grouse about it but know that nothing happens to make things better. We've sensed that something is broken in our system. It is not that our system is broken, it is that it is being abused by authoritarians that refuse to work in it by the rules. Our system does not have enough tools built in to deal with this kind of problem and those we do have are compromised and don't work.

What many forget is what John Adams said. "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." As religion has been shrinking in this country, we seem to have tolerated more and more as a society. Most of what we are tolerating has been pushed hard by the left. More and more, the moral people who dislike and push back against these changes have been silenced or have decided to stay silent. Alinsky's rules state that ridicule is the most powerful weapon and it has been used on those who object with effective brutality, often with the assistance of the media..

Much of his speech focused on things that we took our eyes off of or didn't consider them as important as they had been when this country was truly leading the world. Can education be fixed? We really need to study what the most successful nations educationally are doing. We are still running an educational system that is essentially a factory system. We really need to re-imagine it. The average high school senior today could probably not pass the 8th grade exit exam from 1950. It's not their fault. The standards have been dumbed down, expectations have been dropped, all because we are afraid that some students who are too lazy and disruptive would fail. The stats wouldn't look good and the students would feel bad. If there were a real world consequence, like needing a HS diploma to get an entry level job maybe things would start to change. Most importantly, we need to stop basing our educational decisions on the bottom performers and move that focus to the middle and top performers.

Is there hope? Yes, there is always hope. What we need to realize is that to reverse the extreme lurch to the left that has happened, especially in the past two years won't be quick or easy. It is not time for business as usual, because this crowd of extremists running things does not play by any rules other than what they make up as they go. You CANNOT negotiate with them. The only language they understand is raw power.

It starts at the local level. We must vet and vote candidates that love America. Same at the State level. Vote out the extremists. Primary the RINOS at both the State and Federal level. We outnumber them greatly but it won't matter if we don't vote. Some might complain that the election problems haven't been fixed from 2020 so why bother? Well, if you don't vote, we have NO chance to find out if the problems were fixed. If we vote in overwhelming numbers we can start to flush out the effluent in our government.

These extremists running this country into the ground are very unpopular. We can oust them but everybody needs to get vocal and get involved.
01-15-2022 01:47 AM
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The incarceration rate is an interesting point. My question would be--why? Unless you believe our government is incarcerating massive numbers of innocent people---then we either do a better job of catching criminals than most counties or we simply have more criminals in our population than most counties. One might want to look and see if scrubbing God, religion, and morality judgments from the public square is such a hot idea in a free society. Just sayin...
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Shows like this are entertaining but they tend to follow the same narrative....conservatives are evil and liberals are incompetent. If only the liberals were more competent would the world be a better place.
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(01-15-2022 02:19 AM)Attackcoog Wrote:  The incarceration rate is an interesting point. My question would be--why? Unless you believe our government is incarcerating massive numbers of innocent people---then we either do a better job of catching criminals than most counties or we simply have more criminals in our population than most counties. One might want to look and see if scrubbing God, religion, and morality judgments from the public square is such a hot idea in a free society. Just sayin...

Plenty of godless liberal countries have little crime. America is the perfect storm of dysfunctional problem solving and poor governance, coupled the tendency to just shove problems off onto other people. Its never going to change.
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(01-15-2022 02:19 AM)Attackcoog Wrote:  The incarceration rate is an interesting point. My question would be--why? Unless you believe our government is incarcerating massive numbers of innocent people---then we either do a better job of catching criminals than most counties or we simply have more criminals in our population than most counties. One might want to look and see if scrubbing God, religion, and morality judgments from the public square is such a hot idea in a free society. Just sayin...

One the main reasons this country was founded was for people to escape religious persecution.
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+3 for Boss man sharing one of my favorite clips on YouTube. Watching Will McAvoy give that speech in the first few minutes of The Newsroom, I remember thinking that was some of the best television I had seen in a long time.
The poor wide-ended coed, standing there speechless, was lost because she had made it through 12 or 13 years of formal education and no teacher in all those years had bothered to tell her the truth.

There it is. You have the NEA liberal on the left and the McCain clone babbling about Freedom on the Right. The liberal broad looking like she hadn’t been properly bedded in a decade vs an empty suit with a veneered smile and perfect hair with all the appeal of a cheesy used car salesman. America’s two extremes with Will McAvoy sitting smack dab in the middle where most Americans are today. Well any American over 30 who’s ever held a job, produced anything or been held the least bit accountable.

This line hits me every time I hear it:

“We didn't identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election…”

I’m guilty of this I admit it. I have to work on being better about that. Too many times I let the D or R next to a person’s name determine whether I agree with their statement or idea. Usually without taking the time to carefully consider it.

Great post
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Another moving speech full of life lessons…



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(01-15-2022 02:19 AM)Attackcoog Wrote:  The incarceration rate is an interesting point. My question would be--why? Unless you believe our government is incarcerating massive numbers of innocent people---then we either do a better job of catching criminals than most counties or we simply have more criminals in our population than most counties. One might want to look and see if scrubbing God, religion, and morality judgments from the public square is such a hot idea in a free society. Just sayin...

Truth.

And maybe if we had more people believe in "angels" then we wouldn't have so much crime. (see Adams quote below)
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(01-15-2022 04:52 AM)Todor Wrote:  
(01-15-2022 02:19 AM)Attackcoog Wrote:  The incarceration rate is an interesting point. My question would be--why? Unless you believe our government is incarcerating massive numbers of innocent people---then we either do a better job of catching criminals than most counties or we simply have more criminals in our population than most counties. One might want to look and see if scrubbing God, religion, and morality judgments from the public square is such a hot idea in a free society. Just sayin...

Plenty of godless liberal countries have little crime. America is the perfect storm of dysfunctional problem solving and poor governance, coupled the tendency to just shove problems off onto other people. Its never going to change.

Really? Where? My theory is a free society divested of religious morality tends to have a much higher crime rate than one that has a strong religious based morality. So--all communist countries and dictatorships are out. Also, lets not ignore the fact that crime and incarceration rates are not direct functions of one another. For instance, the incarceration rate in Mexico or Afghanistan would be MUCH higher if it really controlled its crime problem and incarcerated the massive organized violent crime rings that literally control the streets in much of those nations.
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