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>Coldplay! and CIA Stuff

May 19, 2009

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Coldplay was unbelievable. The above shot was taken before Coldplay took the stage at the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Shelby County Alabama. I would pay good money to see them again right now. I recorded about 4 songs on my Blackberry, but I will not subject you to those poor quality videos. But here’s a live video from another person at a concert on this tour in Tokyo. What an evening. Balloons and all.

Chris Martin makes a big deal out of bass guitarist Guy Berryman’s hot looks and says he’s the reason they are so successful, he draws the teen age girls and all the gay guys. Read it here at Towleroad. Or, just gaze at these pictures from that site.

Guy is second from the right in this photo.

The CIA and Pelosi

Ok here’s a thought about the CIA and Nancy Pelosi. First, it is no where near as important what Pelosi knew and when as it is to determine and hold accountable those who authorized and commanded that torture take place.

Second of all, the CIA has a mission and to carry out that mission involves espionage and spy techniques. In order to do that, they lie. Being a spy means you have to lie about who you are and what you do. Since the CIA lies to fulfill its mission, why should we believe that the CIA would not lie to make itself look better?

Third, I don’t like plagiarism, and although I usually enjoy Maureen Dowd and her columns, she’s been caught. Read this. She used the words of TPM’s Josh Marshall. Poor excuse, Maureen.

>Viva La Vida

May 18, 2009

>Dan is back at Daily Dixie. Yay!

JT won a million bucks. Yay!

Obama is the voice of reason. That deserves more than a “yay.” Read his speech at Notre Dame here.

I liked this part:

…And yet, one of the vexing things for those of us interested in promoting greater
understanding and cooperation among people is the discovery that even bringing
together persons of good will, men and women of principle and purpose, can be
difficult.

The soldier and the lawyer may both love this country with equal passion, and yet
reach very different conclusions on the specific steps needed to protect us from
harm. The gay activist and the evangelical pastor may both deplore the ravages
of HIV/AIDS, but find themselves unable to bridge the cultural divide that might
unite their efforts. Those who speak out against stem cell research may be
rooted in admirable conviction about the sacredness of life, but so are the
parents of a child with juvenile diabetes who are convinced that their sonʼs or
daughterʼs hardships can be relieved.

The question, then, is how do we work through these conflicts? Is it possible for
us to join hands in common effort? As citizens of a vibrant and varied
democracy, how do we engage in vigorous debate? How does each of us
remain firm in our principles, and fight for what we consider right, without
demonizing those with just as strongly held convictions on the other side?…

He then went on to explain how.

Meanwhile, the protesters are left looking silly and narrow minded. Now I’m not demonizing them when I say that, although I did say yesterday that Alan Keyes should be jailed and stay there.

Part of Obama’s “how” was:

Thatʼs when we begin to say, “Maybe we wonʼt agree on abortion, but we can still
agree that this is a heart-wrenching decision for any woman to make, with both
moral and spiritual dimensions.

So letʼs work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions by
reducing unintended pregnancies, and making adoption more available, and
providing care and support for women who do carry their child to term. Letʼs
honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion, and draft a sensible
conscience clause, and make sure that all of our health care policies are
grounded in clear ethics and sound science, as well as respect for the equality of
women.”

That makes more sense than filling the jails with women who have made a heart wrenching decision and the doctors who are performing the medical procedures.

Viva La Vida

I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sweep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own…

Tonight, at Verizon Wireless Music Center. Coldplay! I have waited years to see them.

Here’s a link to watch The Scientist.

And here you can watch it backwards (which means forwards, or something like that). Wear your seat belt. always.