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Bill Moyers, A Lost America and Woody Guthrie

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Dust Bowl

It started with philosophers dating back to Cicero and Socrates.

During the Renaissance the word gave way to the roaming troubadour, who traveled the land and shared stories and news, reflecting on events and the times.

And finally there were the folk singers. The tellers of our struggles, our victories, our champions and our human condition.

Woodie Guthrie

Woody Guthrie was one such folk singer. He was before my time as was his son, Arlo. But Woody had left behind a body of work that was recently discovered, having been stored away since it's popularity, somewhere in the '30s and early '40s. His land was America. His region, the dust bowl. He saw it flourish, perish and along with it, so many dreams and lives. He cataloged our depressed country's struggles with his songs and guitar melodies. His voice was that of "Everyman." His spirit though, was hopeful. He rooted us on.

Funny about a lost archive of work. Not only does it shed light on an era forgotten to the ages, but causes you to compare it and reflect upon it in the light of your own time of discovery. Woody G wrote as a harbinger of things to come -- but not without witnessing first, the rape and pillage by the rich, the shrinking of the middle class, the swelling of the poor/homeless and the destruction of the  land that was not only made for you and me, but by you and me.

Bill Moyers has a short video on the late and perhaps forgotten author of This Land is Your Land. I suggest it's a wonderful revisit to a time we survived, yet echoes so well the times we're facing now. Got a few minutes to discover a lost treasure? If so, here's the place to do it.

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Video- CNN's Erin Burnett Asks GOP Sen. Ron Johnson If Clinton's Emotion At Benghazi Hearing "Was Real"

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Earlier today Jake Tapper credited the emotion to "exhaustion". You'd think any one of these numbnuts would have a clue that it's just plain old human emotion? Jeebus wept. At least it's not as bad as what Hannity and Limpballs said.

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VIDEO: The president likes my hair!

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Are you in? http://OFA.BO/4w12Pp

Today President Obama kicked off a two-day "Betting On America" bus tour through northern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. Today the bus tour is stopping in Maumee, Sandusky and Parma, Ohio, and tomorrow he'll be in Poland, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Okay, can we tawk? Between the adorable exchange above and the heartfelt image of President Obama consoling a very grateful supporter, can anyone seriously compare the connection this president has to voters to the MittBot's forced smiles, fake laughs, and gaping void where real emotion should be?

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VIDEO- Obama: Too Chill for the Spill?

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My Twitter pal Bondwooley (Lester and Charlie) has allowed me to share their latest video with you. It's a good one! Snarkage galore:

When the going gets tough, America calls for action, leadership and complete meltdowns. Is Obama dropping the ball when it comes to expressing outrage, hysterics and feeling our pain? Lester & Charlie sought out a sensitivity expert who had some sound advice for the president.

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VIDEO: Media demands Oscar-winning President Emo

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Oh good god. He's the president, not Denzel Washington or Meryl Streep (first actors who popped into my noggin).

So "kicking ass" wasn't good enough? Or was it too "gangsta"?

If he cries, will he be too "gay"? If he rants, will he be too "unstable"? If he bites his lip, will he be too Clintonian?

If I call the punditiots superficial, ratings hungry glory hounds, will I be too "radical"?

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VIDEO- President Obama wants to know "whose ass to kick"

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President Obama told Matt Lauer he wants to know "whose ass to kick" in response to the BP oil disaster. You want a little emotion? Here's some now:

H/t: Windy City Watch

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