Walter Rhett

“Strike the Last Word:” Videos and Links to Today’s News

In National Affairs, Perlo on May 31, 2011 at 3:15 pm

“Strike the Last Word,” is a motion used by members of the US House in order to obtain time (5 minutes) to address the House on particular issues.
Some things never change. see this oldie but still true DNC clip on social security.

A quick look from Anita Perry on the jobs we need.

Richard Pryor’s comedy skit, The First Black President, was produced 32 years ago. It has an eerie resemblance to the issues that swirl around Barack Obama today. Look for Robin Williams, Masha Warfield, Tim Reid, and Sandra Bernhart in the sketch.

Leave a comment.  Share your reaction after you are through laughing and marveling at how close Pryor comes to the real thing and why his comedy was timeless.


The greatest lawyer in South Carolina history died on Friday, July 29, 2011. Judge Matthew J. Perry, Jr. was one of the greatest lawyers in the history of the Southern civil rights movement. He almost single-handed guided South Carolina into the modern era, ending the priactice of legal racial separation known as segregation. He dampened violence and hostile confrontation by using the courts again and again to open the doors to public and higher education, public accomodations, voting, employment, and the legal system, winnning landmark case after case to forever chase the face of the state. Click the link below to see profounding moving tributes by State Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal, US Congress member Jim Clyburn, and US Circuit Court Judge John Anderson, among others. The sermon is a powerful example of Southern homiletics by one of the state’s most gifted preachers. The video, recorded by the state’s ETV network, is unique as oral history, in telling the story of segreagation at the funeral of the man most engaged in overturning its legal structure within South Carolina.
Click here to see the tribute video and web page.

The video clip below captures Rep. Clyburns remarks during the House debate over the debt ceiling bill.

Jon Stewart after the verdict stretches a point and strikes his best politcal best from left field.

The UN Makes Rape a Crime of War, A Historic First for the International Criminal Tribunal

US House of Representative Member, Gwen Moore, WI, discusses defunding Planned Parenthood in light of her own pregnancy at 18.

Who Runs The Zombies?

In Perlo on March 31, 2014 at 9:24 am

he deconstruction of America’s politics has been a key goal for three heavyweight groups: the party affiliates defined by their agreement on negatives–the ones who threw sand in your face in pre-k and spread nasty rumors in jr. high who define your right to die uninsured and tell you corporations are persons and use equal protection to deny your right to vote; the special corporate interests who hide their corruption and profits in the shadows; and the mega-rich oligarchs, successful at obscene wealth-building but unfulfilled unless they are micromanaging every step in our democracy–controlling a woman’s body, testing blood for every poverty benefit, yet eager to exempt themselves from regulations and rules that protect and define our common will–conspirators that, for some reason, half the country embraces.

These groups have turned money into an absolution. They use media effectively, creating fear by repeatedly omitting details. They have a plan. They think big and small. Their oldest and favorite tactic is blame: divide the country and trash the other in every way, from personal to policy–while claiming the moral high ground.

Their key lies are easy: cut backs, skill gaps, Agenda 21, school reform, death panels; or derisive: UnAmerican! So this potent combination of big money, lies, and special interests finance, push, and prod the American breakdown from which they benefit.

Zombies have borkors, overseers who call the shots; they don’t operate on their own.

Congress Member John Lewis has a Heart Full of Spirit and Feet of Dancing Joy!

In Perlo on March 21, 2014 at 5:31 pm

“Nothing can bring me down,” Congress member John Lewis says at the end of his dance.


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