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Whose Statue Must Fall?

Jamelle Bouie joins the podcast to talk revolution, and how America remembers.
Tags: News, America, Wilson, Trump, Marx, Black Lives Matter Movement, Karl, Jamelle Bouie, Woodrow, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Monuments and Memorials (Structures, George Floyd Protests (2020


Milton Glaser (RIP) Presents 10 Rules for Life & Work: Wisdom from the Celebrated Designer

“None of us has really the ability to understand our path until it’s over,” the celebrated graphic designer Milton Glaser (RIP) muses less than a minute into the above video. Glaser’s many contributions to pop culture---the  I ? NY logo, the psychedelic portrait of a rainbow-haired Bob Dylan, DC Comics’ classic bullet logo---confer undeniable authority. To the outside eye, he seems to have had a pretty firm handle on the path he traveled for lo these many decades. Aspirant designers would d...
Tags: Google, Design, College, Life, Vietnam, Aiga, Marx, John Cage, Don, Facebook Twitter, Glaser, Milton Glaser, Roger Rosenblatt, Bob Dylan DC Comics, Milton Glaser Dieter Rams, Brian Eno Ayun Halliday


"Our first purpose was not to be noticed."

A long time ago I read Robert Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress for the first of many, many times.  I'm pretty sure I was twelve or thirteen at the time.  For those of you unfamiliar with the plot, the Earth is governed by a United Nations of sorts, and has turned the moon into a penal colony much like England did with Australia.  Subtle difference, though, without certain drugs and strenuous exercise, spending too long on Luna will result in irreversible physiological changes that pro...
Tags: England, Guns, Australia, Earth, Terrorism, United Nations, Luna, Authority, Marx, Kevin, Ben Shapiro, Robert Heinlein, Tough History Coming, Joe Sixpack, Stupid Human Tricks, Make 'em Mad" Dept


Mississippi Mayor Defends Cops Who Killed George Floyd: “I Didn’t See Anything Unreasonable, If You Can Talk You Can Breathe”

A Mississippi mayor is doubling down after coming to the defense of the four Minneapolis police officers responsible for the death of George Floyd on Twitter. Mayor Hal Marx of Petal, Mississippi posted a message on his Twitter timeline on Tuesday (May 26) saying: “Why in the world would anyone choose to become a police officer in our society today?” a day after Floyd’s tragic death. When one user responded that it’d be nice to have officers who used reasonable force, Marx continued to comment o...
Tags: Politics, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, Minneapolis, Cops, Jazz, Police Brutality, Police Officers, Marx, Floyd, Petal Mississippi, Hal Marx, George Floyd, Mayor Hal Marx, Javon Patterson


Competent Lawyering in an Age When Everyone can be Groucho Marx

By David Hricik Mercer Law School I regularly present on legal ethics in patent practice at CLE conferences around the country, and, less often, on general ethics or other IP ethics areas, such as trademark practice.  While doing some research a couple of years ago for one of those, I ran into the phenomenon of “trademark bullying,” which is when a powerful trademark owner sends a C&D letter to a small business, threatening a tour of the pits of misery (wait for it) if the small business doesn’t...
Tags: Google, Law, Groucho Marx, Ethics, Starbucks, Warner Brothers, Louisville, Caterpillar, Marx, Jack Daniels, Jack Daniel, Daniels, WB, Marx Brothers, Groucho, David Hricik Mercer Law


Gun-Grabbing Religious Useful Idiots Really Serving Interests of All-Powerful State

“Veniamin (Kazansky), Russian Orthodox Metropolitan of Petrograd and Gdov in 1917-1922, at the session of the Petrograd Revolutionary Provincial Tribunal facing charges of “Counter Revolutionary Agitation” for his stand against the wholescale requisitioning of church valuables by the Bolsheviks. He was charged and executed by firing squad by the decision of the Tribunal in 1922.” — Who better for the religious to give total power to than to those who demand it? (Public Domain) U.S.A. – -(Ammo...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Israel, Religion, America, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Palestine, Mitt Romney, Philadelphia, Associated Press, Al Sharpton, Resistance, Wall Street Journal, Tribunal


Bertrand Russell Remembers His Face-to-Face Encounter with Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

When the Bolsheviks seized control of Russia in the October Revolution of 1917, Bertrand Russell saw it as "one of the great heroic events of the world's history." A renowned philosopher and mathematician, Russell was also a committed socialist. As he would write in his 1920 book The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism: By far the most important aspect of the Russian Revolution is as an attempt to realize Communism. I believe that Communism is necessary to the world, and I believe that the...
Tags: Google, Wales, College, Russia, History, Moscow, Philosophy, Einstein, Stalin, Soviet Russia, Marx, Facebook Twitter, Russell, Lenin, British Labour, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


‘Of course I smoked marijuana!’ Elliott Gould on stardom, Streisand and Elvis Presley

The star of M*A*S*H, The Long Goodbye – and more recently, Friends – talks about drugs, his fiery marriage to Barbra Streisand and getting his best reviews from Groucho Marx and Muhammad AliThe best review ever received by Elliott Gould – renowned actor and star of M*A*S*H and The Long Goodbye; not to mention, Ross and Monica’s dad on Friends – was from Groucho Marx. The two of them had become close in the comedian’s latter years – so close, Gould says, “he used to let me shave him”. One day Mar...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Film, Friends, Los Angeles, Groucho Marx, Culture, Atlantic, Television & radio, Elvis Presley, Ross, Barbra Streisand, Marx, Gould, Monica, Elliott Gould


By Picking Joe Biden, Democrats Are Kissing Their Future Goodbye

A generation of Democrats is haunted by the party’s infamous 1968 convention in Chicago. After one of the most tumultuous presidential primaries in US history—in which the incumbent Lyndon Johnson withdrew from the race, in which Bobby Kennedy built a multiracial working-class coalition before he was shot and killed, and in which the young college students and activists of the New Left rallied behind Eugene McCarthy, all against the backdrop of urban riots, Vietnam, and a breakaway segregationis...
Tags: News, Milwaukee, US, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Chicago, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Vietnam, Johnson, Biden, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders


Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad author suggests saving Bitcoin, not cash’

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Marx used to say: Yolo! Bitcoin price We closed the day, April 01 2020, at a price of $6,606. That’s a respectable 2.63 percent increase in 24 hours, or $169. It was the highest closing price in five days. We’re still 67 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 ...
Tags: Startups, Bitcoin, Marx, Hard Fork, Satoshi Nakaboto


On Productivity, Part 2

Yesterday’s discussion about productivity and the deep life sparked a really interesting conversation, both in the comments section and my inbox. I thought it might be useful to continue with this topic and see where we end up. A crucial distinction that seemed to arise from this back-and-forth was between productivity in the business context versus the personal context. In the business context, productivity refers to the efficiency with which an input is converted into a more valuable output. ...
Tags: College, Uncategorized, Marx


Critical Legal Studies in Historical Perspective

Last week Princeton University's LAPA program and library hosted a conference on critical legal studies in, as I would put it, historical perspective. (There is of course something a bit odd about finding oneself to be an object of historical inquiry.) I'm still digesting what was said, but here are some preliminary, mostly unconnected observations.1. In what sense, other than as an organization, is CLS dead? One younger participant suggested that it wasn't dead at all, because it lived on in sc...
Tags: Reagan, Cambridge, Muslim, Shakespeare, Branding, Princeton University, Trump, Marx, John Roberts, Roberts, Lapa, Willy Forbath, Mark Tushnet, Gary Peller


Can you create a libertarian dictatorship?

Can you create a libertarian dictatorship? Bernie Sanders’ reflexive defense of Marxist dictators has raised concerns literally left and right. Democrats on the considerable space to his right worry that Sanders’ apologies will cost them the election, while leftists worry his rhetoric will cause people to equate socialism with tyranny. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, socialists have done all they can to encourage a social amnesia about the crimes of Mar...
Tags: Berlin Wall, Religion, Karl Marx, Cuba, Pyongyang, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Marx, Ben, Kim Jong, Kim Il Sung, Shang, CC BY SA, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Masha Gessen, Gessen


The books I read in 2019

Here are all my extracted answers from our monthly Basecamp check-in question of What are you reading? for 2019. (See also my answers from 2016, 2017, and 2018). The Sane SocietyAnother Fromm tome! This one starts from the premise of evaluating the different social characters of various societies. But not from the abstract, pretend objectiveness of “everything is equal; everything is just different”, but from a bold perspective of “some societies truly do better than others at promoting human...
Tags: Apple, Google, Europe, Snowden, Iraq, Israel, Uncategorized, America, Eu, Blogging, Northern Ireland, Ira, Buddhism, Seinfeld, Brexit, Malibu


The Cinematic Wet Dream! Hollywood Promotes “Fun Violence” with Guns ~ VIDEO

Opinion Editors Note: the video is included to highlight the hypocrisy, insensitivity, and detachment from reality of the producers as they try and spin the movie as a “satirical thriller”. Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “The dictatorship of the Communist Party is maintained by recourse to every form of violence.” ~ Leon Trotsky, 1921. After narrowly surviving several assassination attempts, Trotsky was finally murdered, while in exile in Mexico City, by agents of Stalin’s dreaded NKVD, on ...
Tags: Hollywood, Guns, Reagan, Mexico City, Stalin, Communist Party, Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Leon Trotsky, Planet Earth, John Farnam, Gun Rights News, Ammoland TV, Shooting Media News, Defense Training International


Marco Rubio's recent rant on socialism accidentally proved Marx right

In April 2019, the Hard Times (my personal favorite satire site) posted a piece titled, "I Was Brainwashed by the Liberal Media. Then I Saw a Video of a Man Ranting Alone in a Truck." I Was Brainwashed by the Liberal Media. Then I Saw a Video of a Man Ranting Alone in a Truck https://t.co/Ysk94jjOA3 — The Hard Times (@REALpunknews) April 20, 2019 If you've somehow been fortunate enough to avoid this trend, I can assure you: truck rants are a whole sub-genre unto themselves. And just the o...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Marxism, Marco Rubio, Karl Marx, Satire, Rubio, Marx, CC BY SA, Engels, Democratic Socialism, The Hard Times, Farce, Truck Rant, Michael Vadon Flickr


Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Long Bitcoin? Warren Buffett suggests shorting suitcases’

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Marx used to say: Time to learn some stuff about Bitcoin! Bitcoin price We closed the day, February 24 2020, at a price of $9,650. That’s a notable 2.73 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$271.40. It was the lowest closing price in three days. We’re still 51 percent below Bitcoin‘s al...
Tags: Startups, Bitcoin, Warren Buffett, Marx, Hard Fork, Satoshi Nakaboto


Trump Re-Election Year CPAC Is A Fever Swamp-Filled, Star-Studded Coup-A-Palooza!

The conservative movement fully belongs to President Donald Trump, and nowhere is that more evident than the absolutely bonkers agenda for CPAC — the Conservative Political Action Conference. The annual affair for Washington’s elite now also represents the choleric mud puddle at the heart of the right-wing fever swamp. And the theme of this year’s tribute to the President is clear: The libs staged a “coup” by investigating Our President! We need a do-over term in 2021! Everywhere one turns in...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, Disney, Fbi, Poland, Donald Trump, Hillary, Megadeth, Cabinet, Nancy, Trump, Marx, Jim Jordan, KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE


The Swim that Kicked Off China’s Cultural Revolution

In 1966, Chinese leader Mao Zedong had a PR problem. His Great Leap Forward policy had resulted in tens of millions of deaths from famine, his health was rumored to be failing, and he was afraid, following the recent de-Stalinization of the Soviet Union, that his legacy was not secure. So he went for a swim. Mao wanted to leave behind a powerful Communist legacy, like Marx and Lenin before him. And in order to do so, he needed to connect with the younger generation before he died. So afte...
Tags: China, Mao, Marx, Jason Kottke, Soviet Union, Mao Zedong, Lenin, Yangtze River Mao


7 philosophers who were exiled from their societies

Many thinkers have been killed for their ideas. Some got away with exile.Most of the ones we'll look at here were driven out by the government, but others fled for their own safety.The fact that some of these thinkers are still famous centuries after their exile suggests they might have been on to something, even if their countrymen disagreed. It's no secret that people often have a difficult time allowing radical thinkers to live in peace. History is full of examples of philosophers who died fo...
Tags: Europe, London, Crime, Greece, France, Government, China, Germany, Nazis, America, Turkey, Cologne, Paris, Moon, Innovation, Portugal


With Cameras Monitoring His Grave, Karl Marx Still Can’t Escape Surveillance

Video cameras monitor the German philosopher’s grave in London after it was defaced twice last year — the latest vandalism in a tumultuous history.
Tags: England, London, News, Karl Marx, Vandalism, Marx, Cemeteries, Karl, Politics And Government, Highgate Cemetery (London


The Democratic civil war

The Democratic Party may be united in their righteous detestation of Donald Trump, but the spirit of comity ends with that. Rather than a party united to depose a presidential tyrant, it is increasingly riven by disputes both personal and policy-driven, and, more importantly, exposing an increasingly clear division between party interest groups. For generations the Democratic Party has survived as an amalgam of competing factions: the labor-oriented party Middle American mainstream, the assorted...
Tags: New York, Obama, Opinion, Elizabeth Warren, America, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Harvard, Soccer, Gop, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Warren


10 quotes: Sir Roger Scruton

10 quotes: Sir Roger Scruton Sir Roger Scruton, whom Acton Institute co-founder Rev. Robert Sirico once described as “perhaps the world’s leading conservative philosopher,” passed away from cancer Sunday at the age of 75. His profound intelligence probed every subject from aesthetics and sexuality to religion and the minutiae of governing. Below are 10 quotations that encapsulate his view of conservatism, culture, and the meaning of life. What is culture? ...
Tags: London, Washington, Religion, Swift, Adam Smith, Roger Scruton, Marx, Bach, Hayek, Douglas Murray, CC BY SA, Scruton, Acton Institute, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Rev Robert Sirico, McGilchrist


Soviet architecture of Bishkek

While nomadic communities of yurt-living, horse-riding sheep herders are still thriving in the most remote valleys of Kyrgyzstan, the capital city shows a different facet of this little-known nation. Built from scratch during the Soviet era, Bishkek is packed with a well-preserved collection of modernist concrete experiments. Although the country gained independence from the USSR in 1991, the ferro-concrete modernist buildings and architectural oddities that have characterized the Soviet era ...
Tags: Travel, White House, Russia, Ukraine, University, Kyrgyzstan, Moscow, Ussr, Karl Marx, Russian Federation, All, Communist Party, Marx, Presidential Palace, Almaty, Bishkek


Florida Judge Blocks Prosecutors from Obtaining Jeffrey Epstein’s Grand-Jury Records

A Florida judge on Tuesday blocked special prosecutors appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis from obtaining grand-jury records from alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein's 2006 indictment on a single charge of soliciting prostitution, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.Epstein, a financier who was found dead in a New York jail in August while awaiting prosecution, was accused of numerous instances of rape and sex trafficking. The Herald revealed in 2018 that Epstein had received an extrem...
Tags: Florida, England, New York, News, Fbi, Herald, Marx, Palm Beach County, Andrew, Roberts, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Krista Marx


Tesla's success proves that what America needs is business, business, and more business (TSLA)

Tesla has endured many ups and downs in the past decade, but with the stock price hitting all-time highs and the company setting sales records, the carmaker is on a serious tear. Tesla and CEO Elon Musk a living proof that great businesses arise from an appetite for risk. America is supposed to be a business-mad national, but for 10 years the country has discouraged more than encouraged new businesses to get started. Tesla shows that business, business, and more business is the way forward for...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, Wall Street, China, US, America, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Atlantic, Ford, Gm, TSLA, Chrysler, Silicon Valley, Musk


Mumford -- Art and Technics (ix)

"...this recognition of the human importance of technics was indeed one of the radical discoveries of modern times...[Bacon] proposed to honor inventors and scientists in the way that mankind had once honored statesmen, saints, philosophers, and religious prophets...[Marx] pointed out that the means by which a culture gained its living and mastered the physical and economic problems of existence altered profoundly its spiritual attitudes and purposes. ...The world had too long overlooked the sig...
Tags: Jazz, Technique, Brass, Technics, Marx, Stefan Kac, Blog Month 2019, Art And Technics (mumford, Mumford (lewis, Order And Control, Mechanisms Of Devolution


My life had grown distant from my mother’s – but she tended my baby while I read Marx

In 1984, my mother thought I was doing a degree because I was a single mum who couldn’t get a job. Cramped together in her house in Ipswich that year, I realised she was there for meAt Christmas in 1984, my baby was seven weeks old. I was in the last year of a cultural studies degree and simply saw Christmas as a time to get some work done. My mum could take the baby while I caught up with Marx, Foucault and Barthes, and worked out what my dissertation would be on. (Pleasure, as it turns out, bu...
Tags: Christmas, Life and style, Parents and parenting, Ipswich, Marx, Barthes, Marx Foucault


Maybe they can get a dead cat bounce out of the movie

Watched or listened to the whole Founders movie, almost two hours. I’m retired and free to waste time as I see fit. There’s no grass growing right now that needs watching and, not being all that energetic, there’s no drying paint to gaze upon. There are some interesting things in this but, yeah, we’ve got a lot of old white guys talking mostly about matters of race. Someone tally up the minutes of the film that puts African-Americans front and center as the source of objectionable stuff. Well, ...
Tags: Religion, Disney, Marx, Al Mohler, SBC, BFM, John Calvin, Buice, Josh Buice, CRT, SBC Issues, Voddie Baucham, Wade Burleson, Tom Nettles, McKissic, Tom Ascol