You know I have to plug my own music here. This is a milestone for me, my first time offering digital music downloads for sale. The new Distaster single, "Terry & Holly," comes packed in a zip file with "Hamburger Xmas Eve" (featuring vocals by Clay Leverett of Lona
and Now It's Overhead
) and "Essie, the Aussie Swimdancer" (featuring vocals by Dave Marr of Star Room Boys
) for $2.97, exactly what it would (and will) add up to at iTunes.
Lo-fi mp3's of "Terry & Holly" and "Hamburger Xmas Eve" are at the MySpace page
The Rosie View
By now you've heard about the comments of beauty queen and intellectual giant
Rosie O'Donnell on "The View," relating to the moral equivalence between radical Islam and its Christian counterpart.
As you see from the link above, the GOP is making use of this and adding it to the aggregate of other stupid comments from prominent Democrats. Maybe it will help somewhat in "galvanizing the base" but I think it might be too much effort to spend on someone as stupid as Rosie O'Donnell. I prefer more thoughtful debate. I say, don't waste your time with DailyKos, take your debate to The New Republic
; don't waste your breath on AirAmerica, go to NPR
Before any of you think her "orientation" has anything to do with it, I submit there are many better representatives for that community (Ellen DeGeneres is actually attractive and funny) and I expect most of them to understand the literally mortal threat radican Islam poses to them.
I fully realize that every candidate needs the votes of stupid people more critically than thinking people but I still prefer intelligent dialogue to a team-sports soundbite mentality. If this makes me an elitist then maybe I can't be bothered to apologize.