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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:18 AM
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"We are the least informed but most entertained populace in the world." --
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 01:27 AM by Bozita
- Bernie Ward on KGO.

That's the topic. Bernie's taking callers.

http://www.kgoam810.com/listenlive/listenlive.ram

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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:29 AM
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1. Ed Murrow in Good Night and Good Luck talked about that...
warned of it happening actually.
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McKenzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:40 AM
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2. That's a large part of the problem Bozita
and largely why things are a mess.

Entertainment is fine provided that people still participate in democracy. Unfortunately, we live in a society with a squillion distractions and that allows bad shit to go on unchecked.
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crikkett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:52 AM
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3. us and the romans:
their Public executions, bread and circuses... our beer and football, the case of the missing white lady.

Correlation?
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Ferret Annica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:55 AM
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4. A big reason it was so entertaining to many to see Reagan...
...elected. Poopie pants was a shitty POTUS, but hey, he had a smile and that good eunuch class hairdo.

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zippy890 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:04 AM
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5. HAHAHA you are so right
Reagan had the acting down, he fooled a lot of people, acted his way through his presidency.

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