Saturday, September 16, 2006

Still sitting still.

I've been sitting here reading an article about Sudan, and this peace agreement that is up in just more than a week. It wasn't really even an "agreement." All parties would have had to sign for that.

When the African Union troops pull out, there will probably be a massacre.
I have a hunch the US is unable to send any troops, as they've been calling even 7-year retired troops back to serve in Iraq for probably over a year.

I'm feeling the full weight of this tonight.


I want to push against the paralysis of statistics and fears to hear one voice sound louder than bombs. Pray for Sudan and our leaders, that we'll respond as a nation to this injustice. It's a good way to show that our foreign interests aren't just revenge, oil and forcing democracy.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Dumbing up...

We were in the airport this morning, flying to Baltimore, to play a gig on a boat. As we sat waiting to board, I caught the president in the rose garden, taking questions from the press. I copied an important part here.
QUESTION: Thank you, Mr. President. Mr. President, former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism. If a former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former Secretary of State feels this way, don't you think that Americans and the rest of the world are beginning to wonder whether you're following a flawed strategy?

THE PRESIDENT: If there's any comparison between the compassion and decency of the American people and the terrorist tactics of extremists, it's flawed logic. I simply can't accept that. It's unacceptable to think that there's any kind of comparison between the behavior of the United States of America and the action of Islamic extremists who kill innocent women and children to achieve an objective, Terry.
I think that he calls something "unacceptable" when he just can't comprehend the pot calling the kettle black. The definition of hypocrisy is this: The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness. Maybe it isn't hypocrisy if he still somehow believes Islamic extremists are the only people who kill innocent women and children. I can hardly comprehend that. See the transcript.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Mirrors & Smoke...

Here's a video done to a song we did on the new record, a duet with Leigh Nash. It's everything we suspected about superman, anyways.

I will neither confirm nor deny any involvement in the making of this. Enjoy it.