Here’s some pretty to freshen up your day, The Cat Empire.
And here’s my Cat Empire station from Pandora – The Cat Empire Radio. That station has been playing an excellent selection of tunes all day, including a new favorite, “Kate” by Ben Folds Five.
I love Jay Smooth. (“Well then why don’t you marry him?”)
This guy is one of the smartest people on the web. I subscribe to his blog, and I love it, because a lot of his subject matter is outside of my normal sphere of experience and knowledge. There’s no way I could know as much about hip hop as this man does. I do appreciate a lot of it, though, and it’s good to hear a critique of it from someone who is more intimately aware of it than I am. I have unfortunately not been exposed to as much of it, and to be honest, have been put off by a lot of it. I should get back into it. . . maybe I’ll do that. Anyway. . .
I hope he never gives in to his “little hater” and keeps posting many more v-blogs.
And I hope I get to make out with him some day. Smarts are sexy.
Update: I just was going back and re-reading this post, and I realized that I went off on a tangent, and forgot to even mention how much I agree with what he’s saying about the RNC. He’s spot on, as far as I can tell.
I’m watching a little bit of the Republican National Convention. I know, I know, I know. You’re asking why I would want to torture myself like that. I just want to see what they have to say.
And what they have to say is pretty exasperating. I’ve yet to hear any one suggestion about why anyone should vote for McCain. All they have to say is what’s supposedly wrong with Obama. All they do is bash and bash and bash. The only reason to vote for McCain is to vote against Obama.
Why so defensive, Republicans?
Because you ought to be. Because I think that you know that McCain is a hard sell to the American public. And so is Palin.
Side note – I can’t believe that Giuliani just tried to bring up the Republicans’ role in ending slavery, while earlier in this speech, he said something that sounded exceptionally racist (thanks Jay Smooth) about “Islamic Terrorists.” What about the Catholic Terrorists? What about the just plain psychotic terrorists? What about the Neo-Nazi White Supremacist Terrorists? Not a problem? Don’t need to protect Americans from those? Just the Muslims, huh?
Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, the hard sell. Here’s the thing, the Republicans have got to know that the American public is tired of their shit. Tired of their national debt, which is the lead cause of our faltering economy. The reason our young people are being sent to die in a war that does not have a damn thing to do with the terrorists who have attacked Americans in our land.
McCain would rather lose the election than lose a war, and that’s just what he’s going to do. Because to “stay the course” is to ignore the will of the American people, who have spoken, and who have said, “Enough is enough!” He’s disrespectful of democracy, just like Bush, and for that reason he should not, and FSM willing, will not be elected.