You may only read this site if you've purchased Our Kampf from Amazon or Powell's or me
• • •
"Mike and Jon, Jon and Mike—I've known them both for years, and, clearly, one of them is very funny. As for the other: truly one of the great hangers-on of our time."—Steve Bodow, head writer, The Daily Show

"Who can really judge what's funny? If humor is a subjective medium, then can there be something that is really and truly hilarious? Me. This book."—Daniel Handler, author, Adverbs, and personal representative of Lemony Snicket

"The good news: I thought Our Kampf was consistently hilarious. The bad news: I’m the guy who wrote Monkeybone."—Sam Hamm, screenwriter, Batman, Batman Returns, and Homecoming

October 28, 2008

You Are Under Arrest

Did you know that current Republican voter suppression techniques were invented to defeat Upton Sinclair in 1934's California governor's race? Of course not, because in America knowing important information about the past is illegal. FAIR's new blogue has the details, which we can all discuss at length together in jail.

If you'd like to compound your offense, all of Sinclair's 1919 expose of the press, The Brass Check, is available online. Most of it could have been written yesterday.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at October 28, 2008 09:16 AM

And, of course, we must not mention that democrats and republicans formed the Commonwealth-Progressive Party and ran Raymond L. Haight against Sinclair.

Posted by: AlanSmithee at October 28, 2008 02:02 PM

I read something somewhere (which means I don't have a source I can name) that Sinclair hoped to get FDR's endorsement which might have helped but FDR was suspicious of anyone who might be to the left of himself.

Posted by: cemmcs at October 28, 2008 03:34 PM

4 criminals from 2 corrupt political parties seeking the highest office of a nation destined to stand before the Hague, running a crooked election using Diebold machines, pointing fingers at the constituency and yelling "voter fraud". Only in AMERICA!!!

Posted by: Mike Meyer at October 28, 2008 04:50 PM

As time goes by, I more and more agree with the notion I heard somewhere (here?) that election fraud should be classified as treason. I can see no arguments against it.

The Brass Check, looks interesting, I'm going to read it. But I have a feeling this book could be boiled down to 3 chapters today. 1. 5 COs own all the media (except the internet) 2. COs have no responsibility to the general welfare 3. BOHICA

Posted by: tim at October 28, 2008 05:35 PM

tim: Don't hold UR breath, I'm STILL waiting for them to declare TREASON (Valreie Plame) as treason. Pick a number and stand in line with the rest of US, feller.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at October 28, 2008 08:20 PM