Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Top Ten Songs We ALL Want to Hear on the Next "Kidz Bops" Compilation

10. Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine

9. Touch My Body - Mariah Carey

8. Niggaz Can't See Me - 2 Pac

7. Fantasy - Ludacris

6. Birthday Sex - Jeremih

5. Starf*cker - The Rolling Stones

4. N.I.B. - Black Sabbath

3. Lit Up (I Love the Cocaine) - Buckcherry

2. You Shook Me All Nite Long - AC/DC

1. Pony - Ginuwine

Monday, January 25, 2010

Populist ablution...

I've an increasingly hectic schedule, and therefore, find little time, of late, for blogging. This said, correspondence is necessary, and the following elicited thoughts were conveyed via email to friends and I thought I'd post them here, as they represent some of my thoughts regarding last week's election in Massachusetts. Hope all is well with you and yours...

populist ablution. i realize we don't speak politics around here often, but a remark, or 3, needs to be made about the political earthquake (sorry haitians) that is giving so many politicians heart-burn (sorry j). what we saw in the election of scott brown is a truly amazing event, and one that instantly changed political and electoral conventional wisdom. regardless of whether you favor the current healthcare legislation, or not, most should agree that the process...with the brazen bribing of senators and pharm companies, tax exemptions doled out to unions, and late hour christmas eve votes...has been unseemly. Most importantly, for months the american polity has been saying, " slow down for a second. let's take a look at this."....only to be rebuffed by the very people that we sent to d.c. so...what do you get? a republican representing taxachusetts. my point in bringing this up is simple....having lived abroad in places where the government actively contravenes the will of citizens, i recognize the haughty condescension of a politcal elite, and the thing do most americans. it's a part of our fiber...and that's why government largess and higher taxes, a.k.a. social democracy (see europe)....will never work here. the europeans have rousseau...we have patrick henry. once the american people look to their leaders and cry, "don't tread on me!", it's too late for said leader. pay attention to what goes on this summer, as something uniquely american is about to happen...the "people" are about to flex their politcal muscle, as it were.