It’s worth waiting through the ad to watch the video. I promise. ~ Mike
At the time, it seemed like hyperbole, and Alan Grayson was widely criticized for his interpretation of Republican ideas.
Funny how, with 20/20 hindsight, Grayson’s assessment looks less like hyperbole and more like prescience.
“The Investigator” is a scathing satire of Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-Wisconsin) and his eponymously named ‘witch hunts’ for commies behind every bush and tree.
In the late 1950s, when I was in my late ‘ones’, my friend from across the street played this record for me. I didn’t understand it at the time, but we listened to it several more times over the years, and little by little its significance became apparent to me.
Because this work is so little known and I think the history surrounding it matters even more than the piece itself, I’m posting the article on my site Continue reading
3/26/11: I apologize, Jon. As you can see, I un-screwed-up your name. ;) – Miek <– See? Penitence!]
This is video is anchored into an article in the Huffington Post. Scroll down to watch it, but the article is also a short and interesting read.
Maybe it’s the Mayan calendar apocalypse, maybe it’s the double-dip depression, maybe it’s just the Tea Party, but you may want to have this shirt.