From HBO, but pretty damn true…

I’m not a big fan of HBO most of the time, but this trailer does hit the nail on the head…

Although they are acting, everything said is pretty much true!!!

h/t Ev


From HBO, but pretty damn true… — 17 Comments

  1. I’ve felt the same way, but he (the writer) articulated it quite well… Amazing for a Sorkin show…


  2. The MSM cabal has had a big hand in America’s decline, he hit the nail on the head.

    Bloggers are part of the solution.

  3. Stephen- It does

    TBG- Yep, amazed at Sorkin here too!

    eia- Or they don’t WANT to… They’ve been brainwashed.

    Opus- We can only hope!

  4. And how did we wind up in this situation?
    Anyone? Beuler?

  5. Where did you find this one? This is a great clip!

    What bothers me the most is that the USA incarcerates more people than any other country in the world, and at the same time the CIA world factbook states that 99% of people age 15 and over can read and write, and I don’t believe that one for a second.

  6. I watched that series for one episode and that was as much as I could stomach. However, this particular clip is DEAD ON.

  7. Much truth, but it leaves one question unanswered.

    If America is not the greatest nation, who is?

    I guess it depends on how you define “greatest.”

  8. People are great.

    And people suck.

    As for which is the greatest nation? I’m not playing that game.

    Nations are just lines on maps and governments. Some suck a little and some suck a lot. None of them are great.

  9. I wish we had politicians worth electing. Men, not beta males. Intelligent men that could give a speech like that without a teleprompter. Men that don’t pander to everyone, but stand for us because they can stand for themselves.

    Someone to elect that isn’t just the lesser of two fools. Men that show strength of character. Honesty. Love. Honor.

  10. WN- Crickets…

    MSJ- Got it via email…

    LL- I haven’t watched it at all

    WSF- I don’t know, but they are worried…

    Tim- Today? I don’t know…

    N1- Yeah, honesty from a strange direction!

    Alan- Good point!

    North- Concur!

  11. The clip was excellent, and the writing’s definitely as good as you’d expect from a Sorkin piece. As far as the truth of its message, though, it’s worth remembering that the society he describes educated and trained the so-called “worst generation ever”. We have an abundance of “beta males” because of a society that stopped caring who could lift the most and started caring who could think (or talk) the fastest. Bill Gates is Captain America, 21st century edition. The “war on poverty” has been more disastrously expensive and futile than any actual shooting war in the history of mankind, and ushered in the concept behind the “war on drugs” and the “war on terror”. The advances he describes were paid for with promises that are being covered out of our pockets and your children’s, and leaders with “strength of character” are nearly impossible to elect without mass deception or a truly homogenous body of voters.

    It’s not as simple as saying “we had it all right until these damn kids started being so selfish”.

  12. I’m sorry NFO, but a half truth is still mostly a lie.

    “…Built big things…” “…waged wars on poverty, not poor people…” “…we reached for the stars…”

    This is just a paean to big government and leftist ideas.

    Also “…we didn’t identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election…” has Sorkin ever read any American history? or any history?

    And “…we able to be all…and do all these things because we were informed. By GREAT MEN…” Because uncle Walter would never, ever lie to us.

  13. Patrick- Excellent point, thanks!

    Ratus- I’ll concede the election point, but I thought the others were pretty good… And ‘my’ takeaway was the leaders we had, NOT the commentators…