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Emeralds - Candy Shoppe

Sooth the chaos of the world from your mind.

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Isolating The Insanity Virus?

From Discovery magazine, by way of Disinformation, comes a revelation that could turn how we view schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses on its head: 

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Music Break: Johnny Crawford - Cindy's Birthday

It sounds like Cindy's having a pretty good birthday.

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Taking A Full Color Look At The Great Depression

On November 30, Glenn Beck pulled out some color photos from the Great Depression, just recently released by the Library of Congress. As he says, the photos do indeed make the people of that time seem much more real. The photos he picked, however, showed a family that seemed self sustaining amongst what would be to us poverty. There were other photos from that collection, however, that he didn't put up, perhaps because the men and women in them didn't look as "proud."

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Glenn Beck, Evangelism and the Imperfections of Capitalism

In an article by David Bromwich entitled "The Rebel Germ," published in the New York Review of Books, Browich paints a portrait of Beck that is confessional and at times quite enduring:

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Emotional Maturity Break

I figured alot of people in the country now could benefit from a little reminder, myself included. Yes, this video was made by the same guys that made your Political Science and Econ textbooks.

 

 

 

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Rush Limbaugh's Blatant Race-Baiting

Above: Rush Limbaugh juxtaposed with his intellectual forebear, Biff Tannon from Back to the Future.

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The Machine of Death Goes Creative Commons

Over at Little Green Footballs, I wrote on a graphic novel that caught Glenn Beck's resentful side by competing with him in sales at Amazon. From Comic Book Resources:

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Nationalism Rises Again In Europe

Hard economic times have seen a rise in ethnic hostility, with punitive immigration laws leading to a mass exodus of hispanics from Arizona and a disturbing rise of racially volatile rhetoric from the Right here in the United States. 

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