134 The LEFT Show – No Memorial Day Sale

Posted By on June 1, 2013

Very crowded studio today! Quang Dang and Bob Aagard join Jeff, Forrest, and Ultimate Bob for a chat around the studio in an attempt top either repair, or take over, the world! So … It’s Memorial Day

This is a “Holiday” that is supposed to mean something. Republican’ts cheapen it with false patriotism and political posturing – rampant capitalism whores it out to sell cars, carpet and furniture – and most people have lost touch with what Memorial Day stands for.

Memorial Day used to be observed on May 30. The Veterans of Foreign Wars and Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War still advocate returning the holiday to that date. The VFW released a statement in their 2002 Memorial Day Address that I think pins down one of the points I tried to make on the show:

“Changing the date merely to create three-day weekends has undermined the very meaning of the day. No doubt, this has contributed a lot to the general public’s nonchalant observance of Memorial Day.”

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134 The LEFT Show – No Carpet Sale <– Click To Listen

So – yeah. Here’s your links:

Neil deGrasse Tyson Tells Us Why ‘Star Trek’ Is So Much Better Than ‘Star Wars’ http://read.bi/16Y0jAB
Jim Matheson: It’s Official(ly over)  http://bit.ly/16XY3JN
HURRICANES and TONADOES
Uh Oh Someone Is Politicizing The Tornado In Moore, Time To Get The Pitchforks  http://bit.ly/16XXLTe
Inhofe: Tornado Aid ‘Totally Different’ From Hurricane Sandy Aid  http://bit.ly/16XXKyL
Oklahoma senator: Tornado aid “totally different” from Sandy aid  http://bit.ly/16XXPCk
Pathetic Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn Says Cuts Must Be Made Before He’ll Support Tornado Relief  http://bit.ly/16XXTC5
Why Did Obama Make Those Tornadoes? Ask the Tornado Truthers!  http://bit.ly/16XYBPX
Oklahoma Senate Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood Two Days After Tornado  http://huff.to/16XZdoI
GHOMERT OF THE WEEK
Gohmert: IRS ‘Would Have Shot the Boston Tea Party’  http://bit.ly/16XYGmt
Louie Gohmert Tells Woman She Should Have Carried Brain-Dead Fetus To Term  http://huff.to/16XYJPk
Louie Gohmert and Tom Delay, Titans of Congress!  http://bit.ly/16XYJyN
BOY SCOUTS
Boy Scouts and the American “Family” Association  http://bit.ly/16XZnwl
FUN STUFF
Colbert Mocks Hannity for Buying Obama Hater Jon McNaughton’s Painting  http://bit.ly/16XZvMj

About The Author

Writer, part time indie-film maker, musician, wonk and political consultant. Host of The LEFT Show - www.theleftshow.com Award winning writer of JMBell.org Former Democratic National Committee Communications Director for Utah. CEO of Defenestrate Media Group Award winning host of the late Left of the Dial.

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