From the daily archives: Thursday, February 15, 2007

Who is Joel Surnow?

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Joel Surnow is the man behind FOX’s popular action drama, 24. Personally, I like 24. Despite the show getting increasingly insane, I find it enjoyable. Jack Bauer does, in fact, kick ass. But I also recognize it’s fiction. Torture works on 24, every time, but – perhaps because I’m a member of the reality-based community – I know that torture does not work in real life.

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In 1995, Chrysler got 10 years worth of tax breaks to move its Mopar parts distribution center from Solon to Streetsboro.

Those tax breaks ran out last year- and this year Chrysler is closing the distribution center.

Man, I would be PISSED if I was Streetsboro.

I’d get together with some top Streetsboro lawyers- and make sure the headlines read:? “Streetsboro to Chrysler: Give Us Back Our Tax Breaks, Bitches!”

Instead, the Mayor and Rep Tim Ryan both said they will help retrain or relocate the soon-to-be-unemployed workers.? The headline read: “Streetsboro says it can weather […]

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Why We Fight / Iraq For Sale

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Just finished watching the documentary Why We Fight. I’m a little late to the game, but what a fantastic documentary. It avoids cheap emotional tricks, and does a tremendous job of laying out the evidence supporting Dwight Eisenhower’s statement about the dangers of the military-industrial complex. Followed it up with the good – but not quite as great – film Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers, explaining who is making money off of the Iraq War, and at whose expense.

Bottom line – I have my doubts as to whether democracy and capitalism/consumerism can […]

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