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no, no, remember, remember the fifth of november

Posted on 2006.05.11 at 19:22
where am I: going to eat something soon
How I feel about it all: hungryhungry
Soundtrack: John Lennon - Remember
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John Lennon - Remember

Also, Saddam gets death by hanging.

Headline quote: 'Bush calls verdict "a major achievement for Iraq's young democracy"'. Jesus.

Song and article not related at all, despite line about hanging. Saddam's no hero, that's for sure.



the pirate queen of norway
ashkitty at 2006-11-06 00:51 (UTC) ()

eltonroo at 2006-11-06 04:57 (UTC) ()
As Elton sang tonight during one of his heartfelt songs, "I miss John Lennon's laugh".
I hope you one day get to hear Elton play that live.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-07 06:54 (UTC) ()
I haven't gotten a chance to read your post-concert, er. Posts. I will, though, very soon. *g* I also need to find out if he's passing this way any time soon. I figure if he's gonna go to Toronto, it's not very far by plane to New England.
peacey at 2006-11-06 13:17 (UTC) ()
Jesus doesn't do the dispatching. He deals with the afterwards. I'd be willing to venture a guess as to which elevator button Jesus pushes for this guy though.

I'm no fan of the death penalty, but if anyone deserves it, Saddam Hussein does. Anyone that doubts this should click here</i>. WARNING: The video included in this link is NOT suitable for kids and is EXTREMELY brutal and graphic.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-07 06:45 (UTC) ()
It's not about deserving or not deserving to me, it's about whether humans have the right to take another human's life. I don't think so, and I never have. I remember debating this subject in second grade. No, really. *g*
topaz7 at 2006-11-06 19:06 (UTC) ()

Or choose to rescue from a flooded city, or rig an election for...


Funny coincidence that the verdict came down 2 days before the election, innit.
topaz7 at 2006-11-06 21:02 (UTC) ()
Seen this? It's pretty good, in a depressing kind of a way.


YouTube seems very slow today, though.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-07 06:52 (UTC) ()
That's brilliant. I need to link to it. Depressing, yeah, but. Two more years, and IIRC, things are looking good for the Democrats right now.
topaz7 at 2006-11-07 15:22 (UTC) ()
I've got my fingers crossed for you all today!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-07 19:32 (UTC) ()
Thanks! Although my vote isn't going to exactly do much for the Democrats, since I'm voting for a Republican for senator. I thought for a long time about whether I should vote my conscience or vote so it would help the Democrats take congress. I decided I had to go with the conscience thing. *points to icon*

Chafee's good for the environment and a lot of other things. I've been really happy with him as my Senator, and I can't not vote for him.

He's a Republican in name only. He's more of an independent, which IMO we need in the Senate. He's the only Republican Senator to vote against the war in Iraq. Which says a lot for him. He's really the heart of what Rhode Island stands for, to me. Check out his website.

*sigh* This voting for Senator thing is grueling. Sometimes I think you guys have it easier not having to do that (at least in the Senate), but then I think, hmm. I kind of like having a say in it. Unfortunately a lot of other people feel the same way who don't necessarily have the same political opinions as I do.
topaz7 at 2006-11-07 19:57 (UTC) ()
I've heard of Chafee, and all good things. I'd probably do the same. I wonder why guys like that decide to become Republican in the first place.

It's odd having appointed senators, and they are pretty much useless. Because they know they weren't elected and so don't want to oppose anything the elected members do. so the point of having them would be ??? I expect that will change some day - either they'll be elected, or abolished altogether. I'm ambivalent about it.

try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-07 22:00 (UTC) ()
Chafee is a Republican because his father was a Republican. It's a Rhode Island thing, or maybe it's a New England thing, but it's amazing how much some of us hate change. Chafee seems to embrace change, though, so I'm thinking it's out of some kind of family loyalty. John Chafee was a pretty cool guy in his own right, as well. I would have most likely voted for him, too. I think I did once, actually, years ago. This would have been before he died, of course. *g*

Canada's senatorial system is really different from ours. I don't even pretend to understand it, because I barely understand ours. I do like our equal representation, though. I live in the smallest state in the US, we have the same amount of representation in Washington as California or Texas or Alaska. Exactly what kind of influence that representation has is sort of dependent on the politicians from each state, but still. Some states still are poorer than others, though, so I dunno. I suppose that in Canada I'd be worse off politically living in the Maritimes, because there's got to be a correlation between the relatively tiny amount of representation they have and the economic struggles they've had in the past. But like I said, I barely understand my own country's politics, and our economics even less, so I'm sure I'm completely talking through my hat in this case.

I think whether politicians are appointed or elected, they're mostly going to do what's in their best interest, which means that they don't usually vote their conscience, they vote their meal ticket. That sounds horribly cynical, but mneh. I'm from New England, and we're genetically cynical. *g*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-07 22:07 (UTC) ()
Oh, and about abolishing the senate? That is SO Star Wars. *g*

And okay, now I'm thinking, hmm. Canadian!Star Wars. Directed by Don McKellar, of course.
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