Friday, December 05, 2008

Real Men's Rock


Michael - Franz Ferdinand

This group rocks. From what I've read we need not make any assumptions about the band member's sexual preference - one way or another, because we'd probably be wrong. Supposedly a few of the band members were really wasted one night, and started dancing with each other in a most homoerotic manner thus leading to the creation of the song. Love the style of this group as it reminds me of early 1980s alternative rock.

The tame video version lyrics

This is where I'll be so heavenly,
so come and dance with me Michael
So sexy, I'm sexy,
so come and dance with me Michael
I'm all that you see, you wanna see,
so come and dance with me Michael
So close now, so close now,
so come and dance with me, so come and dance with me, so come and dance
with me.

Michael,
you're the boy with all the leather hips,
sticky hair, sticky hips,
stubble on my sticky lips

Michael,
you're the only one I'd ever want
only one I'd ever want
only one I'd ever want
Beautiful boys on a beautiful dancefloor

Michael,
you're dancing like a beautiful dance whore
Michael,
waiting on a silver platter now ... and nothing matters now

This is what I am, I am a man
so come and dance with me Michael
So strong now, its strong now
so come and dance with me Michael
I'm all that you see, you wanna see
so come and dance with me Michael
So close now, its close now,
so come and dance with me, so come and dance with me, SO COME AND DANCE WITH ME

Michael,
you're the boy with all the leather hips,
sticky hair, sticky hips, stubble on my sticky hips

Michael,
you're the only one I'd ever want
only one I'd ever want
only one I'd ever want
Beautiful boys on a beautiful dancefloor

Michael,
you're dancing like a beautiful dance whore
Michael,
waiting on a silver platter now ... and nothing matters now

Michael,
you're the only one I'd ever want
only one I'd ever want
only one I'd ever want
(twice)

Beautiful boys on a beautiful dancefloor
Michael,
you're dancing like a beautiful dance whore
Michael, waiting on a silver platter now, nothing matters now, nothing
Matters now but you

YEAH


Discography

Albums
  • Franz Ferdinand (2004)
  • You Could Have It So Much Better (2005)
  • Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (2009)
Singles




Group Members

Alex Kapranos
Nick McCarthy
Bob Hardy
Paul Thomson

Origin

Glasgow Scotland

Sources for much of this: Wikipedia, with images being lifted off the net - so assume it's all copyrighted just like the video, and lyrics certainly are. I'm free-using them here for a type of promotional review.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Judging Divorce

As divorce rates have soared during the last half century so too has the finger wagging about who, and what was at fault. Much has been said about the damage that divorce has upon those families affected by marital dissolution. In fact I have blogged about the subject myself, sharing my concerns over the often abrupt disruption and cessation of stepfather-stepchild relationships.

However destructive divorce may be there are millions of divorced couples who feel that they have no other choice but to put an end to their personal suffering - a suffering brought about by their continued relationships. In that regard alone it is easy to argue that divorce allows a sort of rebirth for those involved.

Living in a marriage in which one, or both, parties feel that their lives would be better off simply by being apart isn't a feeling restricted to those who have or will divorce. Many couples suffer for years before one or both parties come to the conclusion that there is simply no other way to end their suffering, yet many of those couples stay together despite their suffering.

Couples often stay together "for the children", for financial reasons (i.e., too poor to separate), for fear of being alone, or a combination of reasons. These couples live in their personal hells biding their time, hoping for a change that will end their despair.

After years of suffering, and perhaps quiet planning, and prayers, some type of triggering event, or series of events takes place which allows one or both members of the marriage to rise to action - to end their suffering through the creative act of divorce.

I am certain that most of those who have divorced faced tough times initially. Divorce in the U.S. carries with it stigmas, and assumptions that still persist despite the divorce rate. People who divorce are often seen as tainted goods in religious, and social circles. Divorce is often seen as a sign of moral and ethical immaturity - that in some sense those who entered into the marriage were not developed enough as individuals. And while this is true in many cases it isn't always so, and yet the perception persist.

While divorce shouldn't be seen as lightly as moving from one home to another, or leaving one job for another, those who yearn for it, or who have already achieved it, should not be judged harshly for their situation. Despite the numbers of failed marriages one only has to look at the percentage of those who have married again to know that it isn't marriage that is being rejected; it is the specific marriage that is the problem.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Watch These Morons Insult The Prophet


When Prophets Speak The Insults Fly And To America's Peril

Links to several 4th Quarter 2006 interviews in which Peter Schiff warned of the coming economic collapse (Imagine going back in time, and moving your money out of the market within a few months of these interview). Watch how the other analyst are openly laughing at Mr. Schiff.



Ben Stein, you and your buddy Arthur Laffer (remember Stein's description of the Laffer curve in Ferris Beuller's Day Off) were totally and absolutely WRONG!

Look how the world has changed in just the last year since money manager Peter Schiff was being laughed off the talk show circuit for the crime of accurately stating the inevitable - a global economic meltdown.

While Mr. Schiff is not a prophet, and while I hope his latest prediction that Barack Obama's attempt to rescue the U.S. economy will only result in a deeper recession, it is obvious from the video (above) that alarm bells were ringing years before the global economic meltdown - and no one was listening.

The point to this post is that there were voices out there telling it like it is (years ago), and no one in a position of authority wanted to listen. This is most important as history has a way of repeating itself.

Vow

Vow

I did it for love
I did it for the touch
Of a kindred soul.

I did it to gather
A oneness
With you
Forever

My sweet burning
Fire.

Not for immortality
Nor protection from
Your incantations

Nor your flirtations
An irresistible darkness
Which beckons 0ur broken souls
.
.
Vow - A thought or two from the tortured mind of jerome prophet

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Pakistan: A Nuclear Armed Terrorist State

The U.S. move toward improving relations with India has been a wise one. For decades the U.S. attempted to "punish" India for having developed nuclear weapons in violation of International non-proliferation treaties, but that only helped the Soviet Union.

In 2002 India and Pakistan were at the brink of a nuclear war, and if not the for the diplomatic efforts of the U.S. it is likely the world would have witnessed a nuclear exchange.

While coastal Pakistan has long ties to the U.S. and the rest of the developed world Pakistan's northern territories have over the course of the last half century become a breeding ground for Islamic fundamentalism and Islamic radical groups (i.e., terrorist).

While the most recent terrorist attack upon India has caught the eye of the international media the sad fact is that India, the world's largest democracy, has been a victim to a continuous procession of deadly terrorist attacks launched upon it by terrorist groups based in Pakistan.

U.S. attempts to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden, and end Al Queda attacks in Afghanistan, have been stymied by Pakistan's reluctance to allow U.S. troops to launch attacks across the Pakistan-Afghanistan border - this is true despite the billions of dollars in international aid that the U.S. has provided Pakistan since 9/11.

While name calling may not be constructive it is important to recognize that by not acting to stamp out terrorist groups, and by not addressing rampant poverty in northern Pakistan, the government of Pakistan has become complicit in the spread of international terrorism.

The U.S. should take every step necessary to assist India in increasing its level of preparedness in defeating terrorism within its borders and beyond, and must continue to encourage Pakistan (by any means including military) to bring economic development to its impoverished regions, and bring terrorist to justice.

I wouldn't have a problem with the U.S. continuing hit and run attacks by special forces within Pakistan, as well as executing air strikes against known terrorist. I would pair such actions with the implementation of a well financed economic development program for Pakistan which would specifically target those regions within Pakistan which harbor terrorist.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Dedicated To Springfield, Illinois


A Love Song Fitting The Good People Of Springfield, Illinois

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