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Whiskey & Wry — Freedom movement

29. Speaking Laughter to Power

To the state, political humor is no laughing matter. Lenny Bruce rendered politics and social mores absurd through his piercing stand-up comedy routines. Of the left, he said, “The liberals can understand everything but people who don't understand them.” Of the right, he stated, “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks.” In 1966, Bruce allegedly died of a drug overdose; he actually died of censorship, arrest, and obscenity trials.Laughter is under attack everywhere as 'hate speech,' including in supposed Western bastions of free speech: A Canadian comedian...

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4. Who owns your candidate? - Freedom Movement Bumper Stickers

In our last post, we grouched that far too many political candidates are just well-trained poodles fabricated in marketing labs on Madison Avenue, and that there's no real accountability for the countless li ... er, "untruths" ... told on the campaign trail. The result, of course, is that the hapless voting public has a devil of a time figuring out which jackal might deserve a meaningless fling in the ballot booth. We don't recommend it — there are far better things to do with one's time like raising your kids or tweezering your nose hairs — but if you really want to learn something useful about an office seeker, tune out the constant stream...

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