just because i can't take being that cranky anymore...
how about some sonia dada? they haven't put anything out lately, which is a cryin' shame; hopefully they'll get back in the studio sometime soon. if you like this one, poke around on UToob some and check out their other songs - they rock long and hard. there are actually a few other songs i think i like better, but this one hit the spot tonight.
i heard a report over the weekend that crystallized something that's been rattling around in the back of my head for weeks. the reporter said, (loosely paraphrasing) 'the choice of the word smear is an interesting one' in the reports that Obama is supposedly Muslim.
so what if Obama were Muslim? *so? what?* the fact that he is being called upon to defend his religious beliefs, and deny that he is or ever was Muslim, and further, that the charge is being called a smear (by no less than the New York Times) - when did it become a crime to be a Muslim?
right. yes, i know, 9/11, terrorism, war, fear of the other, right. okay, i get why people are jumpy.
but honestly, isn't all this just a variation on 'i won't vote for that Negro' (quote, heard in a recent voter interview, when a registered Democrat was asked who she might vote for)?
maybe i'm hopelessly naive, or optimistic... i believe in the separation of church and state, and thought others would as well. if you can balance the budget, negotiate peacefully with other countries, provide services to citizens, work on alternate energy, defending women's rights, defending gay rights, bolstering our education system... i could give a flying f*ck if you worship at the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
yes, i suppose the sight of the POTUS going to church on Easter is reassuring or comforting to some. but what good is that if the POTUS then turns around and (insert your item of outrage here)?