Feb 11, 2009

Beautiful.

My dear Liberal and Left friends, when I speak of Truth and Beauty in the public political debate, it is completely encompassed in this short and excellent video:


If the truth is too tedious to Twitter, maybe it's at least short enough to hear for yourself. If you didn't wait for the last word, you've missed the whole point.

h/t Mike Wilson.

Update: Atlas is Twitching...

16 comments:

jwm said...

*SMACKDOWN*
Damn. That was better than pro-wrestling.

JWM

LauraB said...

What a way to end the evening...I needed that in so many ways...thx.

WV:bleses - yes,bleses everyone...

Robin Starfish said...

Fresh water from a deep well.

PeggyU said...

Do you suppose any of that sunk into Donohue's head? Wish I could have been in that audience.

pamibe said...

Love Friedman. Wanted to slap Donahue.

Mike said...

Hundreds of Americans moved to Russia in the 1930's because it was the Promised Land run by one of Donahue's angels. Stalin soon turned on them, killing many of them and sending the rest to the Gulags for a slower death.

hoosierboy said...

That video should be required watching each and every morning in all public, private schools and universities. It should be required viewing each and every hour for members of Congress. It should be on an endless loop in every room in the White House.

Too bad we cannot hear Phils lame attempt at a comeback.

Mike Wilson said...

I dunno. I wouldn't hit Donahue too hard on that. Sure he's who he is and he's not invited to dinner at my house.

But he served the role in the conversation perfectly. He stated his side of the case perfectly.

He did what an interviewer/host is supposed to do: Provide a framework for his guest to speak.

The fact that his side of the debate is an affront to all that is good is an entirely separate measure.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Well, Mike, you are correct in the objective sense, but like Oprah, Donohue influenced a pretty large segment of the young skulls full of mush in his day. He was an excellent host and interviewer, no doubt, but if you watched him for years, you'd understand the manipulative compendium of his entire body of work.

julie said...

I find Phil's body language in this interesting. He started off with bravado, seemingly setting the stage for a "gotcha" moment, as though what he's suggesting has never been considered by his guest. Once Mr. Friedman started speaking, he just sat there like a sullen teenager having his fantasies challenged, pouting and frowning. You can see the cracks starting to form in his conceptions, and the effort it takes for him to mentally Block. It. Out. I don't even have to hear the rest of his response - that little "Well..." at the end there says it all.

Ricky Raccoon said...

Who’s the greedy bastard on the right?
Where’s my dictionary…

Ricky Raccoon said...

…maldistribution of wealth?
flip flip flip..
My dictionary IS broken!

GUYK said...

Human greed has been around I reckon as long as there have been humans...but who are the greedy? Those who want to keep what they earn or those who want to extort it via law. Keep in mind that one of the first ten laws of Moses was "Thou shalt not covet" I reckon the ancients wanted that free lunch also.

Anonymous said...

Phil, being the good cafeteria Catholic that he is, forgets that there are 7 deadly sins;not just one.

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

But we wanna steal your money for a "victims" own good.
Afterall, while stealin' may not be kosher it will help pay all those poor bureaurats who decide how to spend what's left over.

Phil is a freakin' idiot.

ZZMike said...

If you liked that bit, pick up one of Friedman's boks. "Free to Choose" is as good as any to start.