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Kid Berwyn

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I am the DUer who once posted as Octafish. Ask me about the BFEE.

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Captain Angel F. Espada, U.S. Army, Killed In Action 12 November 1944

"A man of integrity," he was my grandfather's best friend, machine gunned in a NAZI ambush as he led his men in France. My grandfather, who also was in the Army, and grandmother threw him a going-away party in Panama, where they had been stationed before Capt. Espada shipped out overseas. My father remembered the occasion and the generosity of Capt. Espada, who gave my then-7-year-old dad a basketball as a gift. Decades later, my dad recalled the moment. It was the first time I had seen my father cry.

Some background info on Capt. Espada from University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez, where he had served as an educator -- what we today call an Athletic Director:

"He exercised his vocation as a teacher, day by day in an intimate dialogue with his pupils and colleagues, making them buy into in his idea that scientific knowledge is a way of penetrating human reality," highlighted the profile read by the rector of the UPRM, Dr. Jorge Iván Vélez Arocho, during the unveiling ceremony organized by the Secretary of the Academic Senate, Joanne R. Savino. He added that “as a teacher and as a friend he was an example of humanity, teaching his sports techniques to many schoolchildren. His intellectual and moral attitude had a lot to do with the roots in which his vocation as a physical educator grew."

More in Spanish: https://www.uprm.edu/news/articles/as2006067.html

I look forward to viewing a new documentary about the 65th Infantry Regiment, a unit Puerto Ricans who served together in World War 2 and the Korean War, "The Borinqueneers": https://borinqueneers.com/en_US/soldier/cpt-angel-f-espada/

It's not a thing, like the BFEE.

Which is, real. So the Bush Family Evil Empire hires liars to lie in order to keep attention from their own sundry treasons and insider criminal operations. Ask Clarence Thomas, shown above with George Herbert Walker Bush, just after he was tapped to join SCOTUS almost 32 years ago.

Imagine what the nation would be like today if liberals ran the airwaves?

Cellist Pablo Casals greets first lady Jacqueline Kennedy after a concert given in the White House in November 1961.

Each second we live in a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that never was before and will never be again.

And what do we teach our children in school? We teach them that two and two makes four, and that Paris is the capital of France.

When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them:

Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all of the world there is no other child exactly like you. In the millions of years that have passed there has never been another child like you.

And look at your body — what a wonder it is! Your legs, your arms, your cunning fingers, the way you move! You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven.

You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel.

And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel?

You must cherish one another. You must work — we all must work — to make this world worthy of its children.

— Pablo Casals

One NAZI Gasbag Got 40 Years to Divide America in Two

Then, the rotten GOP gave him a Presidential Medal of Freedom for a life misspent.

Still, even with all his lying and propaganda, Flushbo deserves a medal all right.

From Vladimir Putin.

Making that clear will help reunite the country.

Feels like just the other day...

It was a time of genius. And every day we remember just how much our nation and world were robbed of greatness.

One who survived to Reagan’s day was Abbie Hoffman. He wrote about the October Surprise in the October, 1988 Playboy — where the Ayatollah did Casey and Poppy Bush a major — and was suicided six months later. Just the other day, we have new confirmation from Ben Barnes (D-Texas), the same guy who arranged for Smirko Bush to jump to the top of the Texas Air National Guard waiting list. Such survive and thrive.

Thank Goodness for Justice and History. Both are on our side. Today, because of Dimdonnie the Traitor’s incompetence and criminality, we have a darn good chance to end their warmongering days and lock more than a few of them up.

Kansas is full of great people.

Why do they listen to GOP crapola?

Because for 40 years, pretty much all they heard broadcast were variants of…

Current CNN issues foretold by Robert Reich last year.

The changes at CNN look politically motivated. That should concern us all

Brian Stelter’s very popular and commerically successful show was axed. The reason? Follow the money

by Robert Reich
The Guardian, August 24, 2022


CNN’s new corporate overseer is Warner Brothers Discovery Inc, which now owns what used to be Time Warner, including CNN. The CEO of Warner Brothers Discovery is David Zaslav.

Zaslav has been prodding Licht to reposition CNN to the center, and be a network preferred by “everybody … Republicans, Democrats”.


The anti-democracy movement in America (as elsewhere) is among the biggest issues confronting us today. Is reporting on it considered “straight news” or “opinion”? Wouldn’t failing to report on it in a way that sounded alarms be a gross dereliction of duty?


The leading shareholder in Warner Brothers Discovery is John Malone, a multibillionaire cable magnate. (Malone was a chief architect in the merger of Discovery and CNN.)

Malone describes himself as a “libertarian” although he travels in rightwing Republican circles. In 2005, he held 32% of the shares of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. He is on the board of directors of the Cato Institute. In 2017, he donated $250,000 to Trump’s inauguration.

Malone has said he wants CNN to be more like Fox News because, in his view, Fox News has “actual journalism”. Malone also wants the “news” portion of CNN to be “more centrist”.



Absolutely. And Alan Ford almost didn't get the role.

He was on his third or fourth interview and forgot to put on his contacts and had to wear his glasses that time. Guy Ritchie saw him and knew at once. And I do mean knew.


The Media Monopoly

A phrase that’s not heard on TV, coined by the late Ben Bagdikian.

Ben Bagdikian, Visionary

Jeff Cohen
Fairness and Accuracy In Media FAIR, March 12, 2016


Before almost anyone else, Ben warned about the impact of the modern wave of media mergers that accelerated during the Reagan years (and accelerated further during the Clinton administration). In the first years of FAIR, I heard from various sympathetic journalists in mainstream media who said they were thrilled that, finally, a pro–working journalist media watch group had formed . . . but that we were off-base to emphasize the impact of corporate owners—that the problem was in the newsroom far more than the boardroom. A few years and a few mergers later, these same journalists told us that we’d been right, almost prophetic—that boardrooms were undermining journalism, often quite nakedly.

But we weren’t the visionaries. It was Ben Bagdikian who was the seer.

Ben was a journalist’s journalist—from his years as a local reporter to his years at the Washington Post (where he played a crucial role in publishing the Pentagon Papers and went undercover as an inmate in a maximum-security prison). He served the public, not the boardroom—and luckily for him, he got out of corporate media before the conglomerate era.


Ben’s motto through all these decades could have been: “Tell the Truth and Stand Strong.”

The New York Times obit for Ben (3/11/16) quotes his message to his journalism students at UC Berkeley:

Never forget that your obligation is to the people. It is not, at heart, to those who pay you, or to your editor, or to your sources, or to your friends, or to the advancement of your career. It is to the public.

SOURCE: http://fair.org/home/ben-bagdikian-visionary/

Additional info on corporate owned news:



Media Monopoly: Great for the Billionaires, another disaster for Democracy.

If so, Fascism is what's for dinner.

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