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Tub-Thumper - 1. A speaker or preacher who for emphasis thumps the pulpit; a violent or declamatory preacher or orator; a ranter. (from oed.com). This blog will be a combination of reasoned posting somedays and an occasional rant.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
OFF THE PACE
Thanks again for all the nice comments about the movie (see one post below this one). As I said, if you couldn't get it to work then there is a link for a perfect quality download as well.

This time I am back to posting other peoples vids.

I don't like Letterman at all but this segment is great.

When I first started this blog did a 'What do you think?' thing every so often and one of the topics was about whether or not politicians believe they are doing what they are saying or not. Is it the road to hell being paved with good intentions or is it nefarious purposes from the get go.

It is a difficult question and probably varies from person to person but there is at least one person whom you are not going to be able to convince me has good intentions....

posted by michael the tubthumper @ 3:12 pm  
7 Comments:
  • At 6:07 am, Blogger GraemeAnfinson said…

    christ, even lettermans figured it out

     
  • At 7:38 am, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    yeah.

    just a big bowl of bad.

    thats about right

     
  • At 8:17 am, Blogger sumo said…

    Letterman had better be careful...he might get invited to go hunting with Cheney and be on the ass-end of a bullet.

     
  • At 10:34 am, Blogger a rose is a rose said…

    damn, sorry you don't like dave. i sure do! i hope you got a chance to see him give o'reilly 'what for' a few months back. THAT too was wonderful

     
  • At 4:45 pm, Blogger rev. billy bob gisher ©2005 said…

    i knew there was a reason i liked dave, the eloquence...big bowl of bad.

     
  • At 6:12 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    thats the bit i liked

     
  • At 2:02 am, Blogger Peter (the other) said…

    Michael, I'm with you. Letterman is a snide and nasty guy so often, making humour of others discomfort, that even when he is funny, I watch for a nasty hit from the side.

    I am also worried about the disarming of anger with humour. The points he lists about Cheney add up to over a hundred thousand dead humans, and many more mired in poverty. It is possible to look at this clip as equivalent to making a joke about a rapist (who has not been called to account). One someone kills your family, the guy making a joke about it down at the local, is NOT your ally.

    He shouldn't joke (it implies "don't take this seriously"), he should use his pulpit to stand up and point a finger, only, that might cause him some economic discomfort (ratings etc.).

    But I'm not opinionated.

     
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About Me: Tub-Thumper - 1. A speaker or preacher who for emphasis thumps the pulpit; a violent or declamatory preacher or orator; a ranter. This blog will be a combination of reasoned posting somedays and an occasional rant. 28 years old, I write and research for a couple of websites and also do my own stuff.
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I have made a few short movies. Here are links to free downloads for them all in the order that I made them (as far as I can remember). Please feel free to use, distribute, disagree with, shout at etc etc

  • Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition
  • This was a REAL song from World War 2. I was so stunned by it I had to make a movie

  • How Far Is It From Here to Nuremberg
  • This is my attempt at a video for the excellent, if worrying, David Rovics (see links) song

  • What You Like
  • I believe the word for this is "splenetic". Only 20 seconds long.

  • Imperial Measures
  • What is going on in Iraq? Some things you knew, some you didn't. A couple of bits of info are out of date now.

  • Wish You Were Here
  • Wish You Were Here is a 6 minute film about the unprecendted rate of animal extinction we are currently experiencing

  • Gorillas and us
  • I don't like creationism, neither did Douglas Adams

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