And also what they said . . .

Some responses to Palin & Giuliani’s bashing community organizers that I felt compelled to share.

From the man himself.

And I really like her video.

My only critique would be that her graphic listing community organizers goes by too quickly.  You can hardly see that Jesus Christ leads the list.

I also really dig this post from Ding on Bitch Ph.D.

Community Organizing: Not a Frakkin’ Tea Party

 

Palin said:

“A small-town mayor is sort of like a ‘community organizer,’ except that you have actual responsibilities”

And a community organizer I respect very much once said:

“[T]here never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.”

-Susan B. Anthony

It’s a classic case of biting the hand that feeds you.  Without the work of community organizers, a woman like Palin would never be able to vote, let alone run for the second highest office in the land, and some day they highest.   And yet, Palin would have you believe that Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Staton, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other community organizers do not have any responsibilities.   I suppose in once sense they don’t, other than the responsibility that most of us have to make our lot and the lot of our fellows better.   The question is: Does it make a person more qualified to govern when they have been elected to lead than if they have taken it upon themselves to lead?   I think that many community organizers have done as much or as little for this country and its citizens than many elected officials.   To be honest, I’m not well versed on Obama’s record as a community organizer, and I’m not suggesting that he has is on par with MLK, Jr. or the suffragists.   I think that remains to be seen.   My point is, if you want to attack his record, then attack his record.   Don’t bash community organizers in general.

Now I feel like I’ve beaten this topic to death.  

 

I would like to post something on McCain’s speech tonight, but honestly, I tried to watch it, and I fell asleep.  Then I tried to watch the replay, and it just wasn’t . . . inspiring, in any sense of the word.   It was just bland. I mean, it certainly didn’t change my mind, as if it stood a chance.   It didn’t even boil my blood.  It didn’t do anything for me at all.

Insomnia is Expensive

OK, so I can’t sleep. I’m still mildly sinus infected and/or dealing with whatever that was at the beginning of last week, and recovering from my weekend get away to TJ. I should have passed out the second I hit the pillow. That would make sense. Since when have my sleeping patterns ever made sense, though.

A lot of the time when I can’t sleep, it’s because I’m obsessing on one particular thought or series of thoughts.  Sometimes it’s because I’m excited about something.  Tonight it seemed like I just had the vague sensation of having forgot something.  Like, maybe I had forgotten to think of something or obsess over it.  Maybe there was some future conversation that I hadn’t imagined yet and run through twelve hundred times in my head.    One of these days, I’m going to be better at meditating that stuff out.   Well, actually, I can meditate it out, but meditation doesn’t put me to sleep.   Me’da says it works for him, but for me, it sort of heightened relaxed state, so it’s like I’m too focused on being relaxed to be relaxed enough to fall asleep.

Whatever.  Rambling.  See this.  This is why I don’t sleep.  This is exactly what goes through my head.

Anyway, so I’m sitting here on the computer, and I’m reading blogs, and I see this one blog on Feministing about a documentary, and one of the people interviewed in the clip is an author.  Next thing you know, I’m looking her up on Amazon, and buying three books.   

Aarrrggghhhh!  I need to go to sleep before I buy any shoes.  I don’t need shoes.  I don’t.

Anyway, here’s the trailer for the documentary that started this all:

Soul Captives ft. Liz & Kolle of Strange Manor

I saw The Soul Captives on Monday night. During one song, our friends joined the band on stage to sing back ups. I shot a little video. This is my first YouTube video, too.

The sound is a little rough and distorted, ’cause I took it with my little Kodak EasyShare piece ‘o crap camera, but it’s not too too bad.

I took a bunch pictures, too.

New Phenomenauts Video on YouTube

I love this new video for the song “Infinite Frontier.”

From MySpace:

The Phenomenauts have teamed up with Emmy Award-winning animation writer RICH FOGEL (Justice League, Batman Beyond, Transformers: Animated) to produce INFINITE FRONTIER, an animated music video based on the song from their new album FOR ALL MANKIND.

It’s great when one of your favorite bands are also some of your greatest friends.  I hope some day

I am very proud of these guys, and happy to call them friends.