Friday, February 22, 2008

Foo Fighters' "The Pretender"

The Foo Fighters' The Pretender deservedly won the British music awards as part of Best New Album.

Dave Grohl said it was inspired by the current political unrest said:
"That's the thing with lyrics, you never want to give away specifics, because it's nice for people to have their own idea or interpretation of the song. But, you know, everyone's been fucked over before and I think a lot of people feel fucked over right now and they're not getting what they were promised, and so something to do with that."
And, it's a great song.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal

Whoever you vote for, the government always gets in.

HRC decides that Florida should count. She decides that now, after her competition agreed to abide by DNC's disenfranchisement of Florida voters because they dared to hold their primary in January.

HRC's campaign counts on the Super Delegates. One way to read this is "the hell with the electorate, let the party hacks decide the Democratic candidate." Does anybody remember Gary Hart?

NY Times reports that in about NYC 80 districts, Obama didn't receive a single vote. Recounts are revealing that is not correct. In an effort to provide a balanced account, the article goes on to state:
The Times’s review found a handful of election districts in the city where Mrs. Clinton received zero votes in the initial results.
So they can provide a number (80) for Obama, but "handful" for Clinton?

Monday, February 04, 2008

It's not plunging to your death on Wall Street, but it's a start

Walter Buczynski kills wife, jumps off the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

He really, really, really didn't want to fall back into middle class.