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Trump’s Tuesday Address Was as ‘Presential’ as a Can of Spam

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Don’t be fooled. On Tuesday you were just seeing Trump’s best Sunday school behavior. And even that was barely passable. Trump is still Trump, no matter how you clean him up. Op-ed Since Tuesday night, all I’ve been seeing on Facebook are smug conservatives and hopeful leftists posting about how “presidential” Trump was in his speech before Congress. As Colonel Potter used to be prone to say on MASH: “horse hockey!” Any resemblance to an authentic presidential demeanor was all delusional and in the heads of those who are easily […]

Want to “Sabotage” Trump’s Latest Media Survey?

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Your help is needed to help the President of the United States determine which news sources are the most trusted. If you are not a Trump supporter, you should not fill out this survey because it will skew the results. […]

The Simple Complex

We’re being confounded by the issues. The press, run by giant corporations by the way, wants you to believe the problems facing the United States are complicated. From the mass media we hear that we are a nation divided by a complex range of issues which they then fire at us like bullets from an Uzi, in a constant stream. We buy into this and define our stand on an issue by issue by issue basis. All you need do is take a look at your Facebook “newsfeed” to see […]

Could Carlin Be Talking About Syria?

The Other Sunday Funnies Welcome to a new feature on If This Be Treason. The Other Sunday Funnies isn’t what comes buried in the advertising section of your Sunday newspaper. Nor is it intended to mimic the clip feature that some of you have come to expect at the end of ABC’s This Week every Sunday morning, which basically just offers up some stand-up one liners from late night TV, mostly of a populist and reactionary nature–anything for a yuk you know. In our feature here, we’re hoping to bring […]

Mandrake the Congressman

These days American government is all just a magician’s show, nothing but slight of hand and misdirection. That’s only to be expected. For years Congress, the Presidency, Wall Street and about everyone else who holds the real keys to ownership in this country has been maintaining the illusion that you and I, who have nothing but a borrowed pot to piss in, are actually the owners of this great land and that the government works for us. […]

Fear and Loathing at the ‘Jamestown News’

You can’t fire Ogi Overman. What’re ya, nuts? If you’ve got a community driven newspaper anywhere in the Triad, especially in Jamestown or anywhere else in Guilford County, firing Ogi makes about as much sense as having Disneyland in your portfolio and firing Mickey. Or owning NBC and firing the Peacock. Or being England and giving the Queen her walking papers. […]

Facebook Bans Historical Hippie Artifact

Zuck the suck has a lot to learn about being cool and hip. This week Mr. Social proved that neither he nor his little Facebook site have an inkling of hippness away from the Starbuck’s universe, when they decided a historical photograph from counter cultural Toronto, taken in the late 60s or early 70s, was nothing but unacceptable nudity, or worse, porno. Then again, I could be wrong. This could merely be a case of a computer algorithm with penis envy. […]

Thievery Corporation’s Eric Hilton on “Illegal Downloading”

One of the hallmarks of the ’60s’ and early ’70s’ revolution was summed up by The Who’s finale on the 1971 Who’s Next album, “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” which ends with the all too prophetic words, “Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.” httpv://youtu.be/9fHFM9UhsKI Recently, when being interviewed by Max Keiser on the RT network’s Keiser Report TV show, Eric Hilton of the Washington, D.C. based band Thievery Corporation used the words to describe the current situation musicians face, now that the music biz jungle has moved from […]

Demand Progress Video On Implications Of Kirtsaeng Case

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on FOSS Force. Reprinted with permission. The internet activist group Demand Progress has released a short 2 1/2 minute video on YouTube that explains the implications of the legal wranglings between student Supap Kirtsaeng and textbook publisher John Wiley & Sons in a case that’s already gone before the U.S. Supreme Court and is now awaiting a ruling. At issue is the reselling of new textbooks purchased cheaply abroad in the United States. Kirtsaeng, a Thai graduate student in the U.S., sold textbooks […]

And the winner is Michelle Obama?

Guest Column Hollywood and politicians have made strange bedfellows from back in the days of Charlie Chaplin whose independence sealed a lifetime beyond the cherished reels and busy work of the war lords consigning him to distant shores until the final redemptive days. You are either with us or against never upon us. Lord Louis B. Mayer gave the Republican Party a say in the 1920s in building a solid propaganda machine. Edward G. Robinson fought Nazi’s–Ronald Reagan and George Murphy darlings of the high flying right served as presidents […]