YES MEN is an irreverent new series that’s part Ashton Kutcher’s Punk’d, Ali G and Michael Moore-like mini-documentaries. It spoofs reality and current affairs in a hilarious and playful way as Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonnano pose as corporate and government spokespeople from countries around the world. These YES MEN have become a pop-culture phenomenon. Their pranks are elaborate and the results are profound as they consistently challenge the accepted status quo on a variety of topics. As a pair of creative hoaxers, the YES MEN turn initial impressions about societal falsehoods upside-down, through impersonation, infiltration and sophisticated public theatre. YES MEN is produced by Renegade Pictures for Planet Green.
“free at last, free at last. thank god almighty, we are free at last.” – Martin Luther King, Jr
It’s sick to think that we celebrated the birthday of one of the greatest civil rights leaders the United States of America has ever seen only to have it book ended with a monstrosity of a Supreme Court decision that allows non-human entities (ie corporations) to donate freely to political campaigns. I will not stand for this injustice and have added my name in support of Change Congress. We really need a fair and just funding system for elections, it is the root of our democracy… And when that day happens, once again we will have the freedom to honor the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.
It’s good to see the House stand up for itself and to assert the need to fix this bill. It is more than within the realm of possibility to do this bill and to do it better if Dem leaders show the will to do so. That might mean telling Ben Nelson and Mary Landrieu (who really should not be allowed to go in front of cameras) to take a flying leap–we’ll pass these important reform without you. So be it. It would be good to see some of the anger and pressure where it should be focused, on the obstructionist ConservaDems.
If Democrats run for cover, if we become pale carbon copies of the opposition, we will lose – and deserve to lose.