Why is this song more appropriate today than when it was written
That song always makes me cry. It's appropriate for any human age. Unfortunately.
That made me cry too. When will we stop this insanity? It's like humanity has a birth defect that makes us into homicidal maniacs.
... and for anyone who accuses Philo of being a diehard conservative or Bush apologist, this might make you think twice.
No it won't. Those who are positive I am a Bush apologist have made up their minds and don't see any reason to let facts sway their opinion. :)
July 18th, 2007 7:25am
Philo--a Bush apologist? Huh? Not in anything that I've read.
No, I think Philo has quite a complicated political position. Characterizing it as liberal, moderate, conservative, or even libertarian doesn't really work very well.
Occasionally I find his disparate opinions a little perfectionist -- meaning nobody will really satisfy him. But he still has very interesting positions from time to time.
This current "beat up the Democrats because they're not reversing 6 years of Republican abuse RIGHT NOW" meme is a little tiring, though.
I'm impatient, too. :)
July 18th, 2007 10:04am
"Occasionally I find his disparate opinions a little perfectionist -- meaning nobody will really satisfy him."
A valid point, one I hope would be true of most people. Hell, even *I* probably wouldn't satisfy me, esp. when political necessities are taken into consideration. there's also the issue that this nation is like a cruise ship - it doesn't turn on a dime, and some changes, if made well, cannot be made overnight.
Having said that, while no candidate may make me completely happy, it would be nice to get a candidate who scores over 10%. [sigh]
July 18th, 2007 10:06am
I like the cruise ship analogy, although it's starting to seem more like the Titanic. And the captain is steering it towards the iceberg, on purpose.
Because in his mind, that's no ice-berg, that's a nice fluffy soft cloud, where he and his cronies can rest and play far away from poverty and liberals.
Sadly, recovering from actually hitting the ice-berg will take a lot of time.
Some unintended consequences are much more unintended than others.
Hell, even *hitting* the iceberg is taking a long time.
Seriously. With a physical iceberg, there is no doubt. Blam crunch, we're fucked. With this, it's an agonizingly slow, screeching, quasi-deniable gutting of the underbelly.
With graphics (basically a you-tubed slide-show) from the Iraq war.