September 14th, 2008


fell off my sleep cycle, and I can't get up

Slept in until early afternoon yesterday (about 1400), hung around the apartment playing this and surfing that, and tried to get to bed around midnight. Tossed and turned until 4, got up and played Eve until downtime, and then managed to crash for about six hours. Awake now with a headache and a complete disinterest in doing anything.

Especially politics. After the last couple of weeks in which the press and left-wing blogs have pretty much gone collectively batshit trying to take down Governor Palin by any means necessary, I'm tired of talking about it. revolutionaryjo has a very nice post encouraging people to cut the bullshit and focus on the facts, and I think that's what everyone should be doing, but as we all know, political campaigns aren't run in that gentlemanly, front-porch interview way any more. They're brutal, dog-eat-dog pit fights in which all's fair and everyone even vaguely associated with the candidates is a potential target. Worst of all, the press has mutated since the 1960s into a viciously partisan collective that would have been comfortable holding down jobs at Izvestia or Pravda. I never thought I'd say this, but it seems that only the Washington Post among the major papers is even making an attempt to be objective; the rest of them are following the NYT's lead - solidly in the bag for Obama. Well, fuck 'em. They've succeeded in making sure that come Election Day, I'll get to the polls if I have to crawl a quarter mile over broken glass, because I'm not going to let those bastards win. Whatever his policies, Obama may be a nice guy in person, but he's got some world-class assholes in his corner, and those people need their noses rubbed in their own piss. A thumping at the polls ought to do that nicely.

Sunday Kid Rock coolness; Green Day, not so much

Kid cuts an ad for the National Guard.
It was a little weird hearing the music to "Jackson, Mississippi" being used for something this serious & positive*, but it works.
(Ace, in the headlines)

There's also a really awful Green Day cover in the drilling post, but I don't hate any of my Loyal Readers enough to subject them to that.

*If you haven't heard it, it's probably the best instance of the blues to come out in the last decade. IMAO.
Hit me where I live, anyway. Like the man says, "If it looks good, you'll see it. If it sounds good, you'll hear it. If it's marketed right, you'll buy it. But...if it's real, you'll feel it."