Tonight on The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT), Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) will make his third appearance on the program, this time to talk about the important issue of…milk freedom! Specifically, the "Milk Freedom Act of 2014" and the "Interstate Milk Freedom Act of 2014," bills co-sponsored by Massie and a bipartisan group of 18 other lawmakers that would
provide relief to local farmers, small producers, and others who have been harassed, fined, and in some cases even prosecuted for the "crime" of distributing unpasteurized milk…[and] would prohibit the federal government from interfering with the interstate traffic of raw milk products. […]
[and] prevent the federal government from interfering with trade of unpasteurized, natural milk or milk products between states where distribution or sale of such products is already legal.
You read about these bills first here at Reason.com, of course.
The eclectic Party Panel tonight is composed of Russell Simmons's Political Director Michael Skolnik and former Michigan congressman Thaddeus McCotter, who will talk about: A) the return of Monica Lewinsky. B) the hold threat by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) and Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) on the nomination of proposed 1st Circuit Court judge David Barron, due to Barron's reported authorship of a memo providing legal support to the administration's extra-judicial assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki. C) President Barack Obama's big new report linking climate change to weather patterns. And D) Rick Santorum's comments yesterday that Republicans ain't no libertarians.
The co-hosts will discuss the awful mass kidnapping of girls in Nigeria, and also the far more humorous case of MSNBC host Krystal Ball doubling down on her recent insistence that George Orwell's Animal Farm is a parable
where a bunch of pigs hog up all the economic resources, tell the animals they need the food because they're the makers and then scare up a prospect of a phony boogie man every time their greed is challenged
Ball's response to critics?
In fact, if you read Animal Farm today, it seems to warn not of some now non-existent communist threat but of the power concentrated in the hands of the wealthy elites and corporations. The pigs cast themselves as Mitt Romney-style makers; they built it and deserve the rewards. The farm animals outside the elite pig circle are left to suffer and toil, working all day with little to show for it and with retirement always just out of reach. There is, at least at first, a theoretical political process, but the pigs rig it so that they always get their way. Napoleon and Snowball even have a brilliant propagandist named Squealer, a Frank Luntz of Karl Rove type who convinces the animals that things are so much better under their benevolent rule that giving the pigs more tax cuts — I mean more food — is in everyone's best interest.
This has triggered a pretty funny #KrstyalBallBookClub outburst on Twitter, from which we'll be reading.
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