Saturday, September 13, 2008

Junkie


I'm out. Drool on the couch, drink spilled on the floor, clothes still on and arms flung over face kind of out. The sun parades through the room like a marching band and my head is still on a scary out of control merry-go-round. I've had way... way too much.

I'm a junkie. I am totally addicted to politics right now. If you see me at the coffee shop with my hair dirty and my shirt on backwards, I probably just got off an 8 hr binge. It's scary, it's affecting my marriage but as long as I don't do it infront of Eric I'm ok. I am consuming more political blogs, diavlogs, videos, and articles than I think the average human consumes in 10 years. There's a lot to know... a TON to know... you might not care, but I do.

There's Palin's AIP history and Obama's voting record and McCain's tax policy and the lies... but the lies that don't really matter because people who KNOW politics accept them as constances but the American public gets all up in arms because they get distrancted by shiny objects and their own tails and then the smart people laugh at them... AND I want to be one of the smart people laughing! And I'm laughing a little already... but as soon as I get a good giggle going... I have more questions... "is Palin gonna make us Alaska's bitch?" ... "will Obama make us the WORLD's bitch?" ... "are the Democrats gonna be giddy school girls with mom's credit card? and we're mom?" ... "will the Republicans ever act like Republicans again or is this permanent?" ... "what change can happen and what can't" ... "does McCain have any ACTUAL plans or just character?"

Honestly... there's a lot of sillyness out there... but there's a lot of awesome information too. Unfortunately, it takes more work than what most voters are willing to put it. If you are already decided on who you are going to vote for, I'm pretty sure you haven't asked enough questions. Anyhow... I'd like to say more, but this is cutting into my addiction... oh and if anyone wants to talk politics hit me up, Eric is sick of me...but only if you want to talk policies and such, if you talk about Islam, teen pregancy, insulting Chelsea, arugula, gay rights or Roe vs Wade... I'll punch you in the face.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Palinpalooza’s Thin Silver Lining

Ok so you people will hear me refer to diavlogs if you read my blogs or bulletins. They are video blogs, where two people (pastors, journalists, authors, professors, etc) discuss news, politics, etc. They are awesome if you like smart people talking about interesting topics with NO media filter (THANK GOD). Interested? Go to www.BloggingHeads.tv but only after you read MY blog first... I'm selfish.

I am watching a diavlog that is two evangelical pastors... and one said on Palin "Too many evangelicals and religious conservatives are too preoccupied with values and faith and pay no attention to competence. We don't apply this approach to ANYTHING else in life, including selecting a pastor." He was quoting Mark DeMoss. DeMoss goes on, "Imagine if a church was searching for a pastor and the leadership was brought a candidate with great values but little experience. They've been a pastor for two years at a church with 150 people but he shares our values, so we hired him to be pastor of our 5,000 person church? It wouldn't happen! That's absurd. Yet we apply that to choosing presidents. It blows my mind."

If you have been keeping up with me on this you will know I am not just critical of Palin... I am very critical of EVERYONE... Obama, Biden, McCain... all players... but I am VERY distressed by the reactions of my fellow Christians and Republicans to Gov. Palin. I truly hope you starry eyed Palinbots have more than her SPEECHES to go off of, because those really mean nothing and say nothing for what she can do. As of this moment... I will most likely be voting with my party... BUT that doesn't mean I'm one of you. Every conversation I have with one of her supporters is completely void of evidence of deliberation of any kind and is swathed in emotionalism... which I find sticky and disgusting. There are very intelligent supporters out there... there really are, and as someone who has put in about 12-15 hours of serious study on her background and on Alaskan politics as a whole, I feel like I can some-what intelligently discuss her political strategies and character... or at least intelligently listen. But sadly I'm hearing very little of that from others... and I'm disappointed.

I'm sad for America... I'm sad you prefer an entertaining speech to sitting down and actually educating yourself. Please remember... Bush was elected because of character... because he followed his gut and hey, you can't go wrong with someone who is their own man no matter what. Right? Wrong. Very very wrong. Oh and let's not forget, he's a Christian too... and still wrong.

The good thing? You will most likely vote for the right party... just for the wrong reason.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

My Husband's Band is Signed! Label's Annoucement!

I'm so proud of my husband! I knew his creation would make it!

From Insubordination Record's myspace:

The Adorkables to release new album on Insubordination

Out of left field, the Adorkables have recorded (c/o the Blasting Room) an amazing 12 song album, entitled, ...She Loves Me Not. The band has really leapt forward since their last release to create a record that is surely going to make a lasting impression on both the vapid Ramones loving sect and the cry baby geek-pop faction.

First impressions: The Adorkables draw on some of the same nonsensical themes as the Ramones (Brain Drain era) but also inject some really fun pop tunes into the mix. While Eric's vocals share some of the same vibrato characteristics as Kody from the Lillington's, the similarities really end there. I know what you are thinking, but trust me, while some Lillington's fans may burn down the house after the first listen, the songs on this album take on a completely different character as the album progresses. The album is terrifically poppy: standout songs such as Brokenhearted, Christina Ricci, and Hope Your Happy are particularly well produced in such a way that the band's enthusiasm shines through. After the first five listens, I found that ...She Love Me Not is an album that fans of the genre will rank at the top of their play list (erm CD player).

We are all super-excited to welcome this band to Insubordination. Expect the album to drop sometime in early '09. Check out a song sample from ...She Loves Me Not titled, Hope You're Happy in our media section.

-- Chris Imperfekt