Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Let's be more like Europe.

This makes me angry. How can anyone think this is okay:

"Homeschooling is so important to Uwe Romeike that the classically trained pianist sold his beloved grand pianos to pay for moving his wife and five children from Germany to the Smoky Mountain foothills of Tennessee.

Romeike, his wife, Hannelore, and their children live in a modest duplex about 40 miles northeast of Knoxville while they seek political asylum here. They say they were persecuted for their evangelical Christian beliefs and homeschooling their children in Germany, where school attendance is compulsory.

When the Romeikes wouldn't comply with repeated orders to send the children to school, police came to their home one October morning in 2006 and took the children, crying and upset, to school.

"We tried not to open the door, but they (police) kept ringing the doorbell for 15 or 20 minutes," Romeike said. "They called us by phone and spoke on the answering machine and said they would knock open the door if w e didn't open it. So I opened it.""
If you want to educate your children in your own way we will send the POLICE after you!?!?! I feel so bad for these people. I really hope the immigration authorities come through for them.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My New Favorite Show

KINGS is my new favorite show. I don't know if it's for everyone, but I think it's awesome.

What makes it so awesome?

1. A loose literary/dramatic interpretation of the Old Testament story of David.
2. An alternate universe. What seems to be New York, but with an absolute monarch.
3. For the most part great acting.
4. And, Beautiful camera work. It is alone awesome to look at.

The first season is paid for, but the ratings haven't been so good. At least we should get the first season. Honestly, it feels like it should have been an HBO/Showtime/A&E drama.

No doubt it will be canceled along with a host of other fabulous shows (Brisco County Jr., Firefly, etc).

Both episodes aired so far are on Hulu.

For those of you who actually watch TV it's on Sunday at 9/8 central.

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Mike Fight

John Lennon's - Imagine is probably the most grossly naive and hypocritical song ever written. I love the melody, but gag on the lyrics. This post is inspired by a discussion with the fervent John Lennon defender Mike Monson. Take it away Johnny:

Imagine there's no Heaven (just "heaven" on earth?)
It's easy if you try
No hell below us (aka no consequences for my narcissistic self indulgence)
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today (like me "whiskey bottles" and children I leave out of my will)

Imagine there's no countries (just anarchic destruction? or a one world utopian collective?)
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for (unless we need to force you to agree in the name of our ideal)
And no religion too (I'm not bitter or immature, but seriously religion does NOTHING good)
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace (in this heaven, oh sorry that's a forbidden idea, this utopia on earth)

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one (yeah that's the problem)
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one (one pool of human mediocrity)

Imagine no possessions
(hah! Says the multimillionaire)
I wonder if you can (nope impossible)
No need for greed or hunger (food = a possession: no possessions = hunger; IMPLOSION OF LOGIC)
A brotherhood of man (apparently genetically altered to not need food)
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Special note: The 20th century's death toll is the result primarily of the human pursuit of utopia on earth. Take a note from religion: utopia deferred is a utopia preferred.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Laughing my head off

A little un-PC, but seriously if it rubs your politics the wrong way just stick it out until the end. Sooooo worth it.