Friday, June 27, 2008

Joie de Vivre

I know I haven't been posting too much lately. Been taking a bit of a break from the rat-race since Obama locked up the nomination.

Had to interrupt the hiatus for this though. This is absolutely my favorite video ever. No other even comes close.

Matt Harding dances in Gurgaon India
HQ version here at

I love everything about Matt and his videos, especially this latest one. It's just beautiful on every level. It's virtual heroin and I'm totally hooked on it.

The beautiful voice of Palbasha SiddiqueAnd the song is fantastic. Composed for the video, the song is Praan by Garry Schyman, and the beautiful voice is Palbasha Siddique, whose story and how Matt's girlfriend Melissa stumbled upon her is worth checking out. The lyrics are a Bengali translation of the poem "Stream of Life" by Rabindranath Tagore:
The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day
runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.

It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth
in numberless blades of grass
and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.

It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth
and of death, in ebb and in flow.

I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life.
And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.
Matt Harding dancing with Palbasha Siddique recording PraanPerfect. Thumbs Up!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Sen Hillary Clinton Brings it on Home

Well done. As much as I will admit I was predispositioned to not be easily sated by whatever she said just because it was days (weeks, imho) late in coming, Sen Clinton "nail'd it."

Jed: Tom DeLay is a Klansman

Tom DeLay is a Klansman*Jed Report:

And he hates America. Unless he proves me wrong, that is.

How else do you respond this?
Oh, and if you though Jed was bad, check Hunter:
Unless he proves me wrong, Tom Delay lures children into his van with candy, gasses them to death with bug spray, and uses their powdered bones as an aphrodisiac when making love to all the animals at the San Antonio Sea World.
omg. I'm not even going to try to photoshop that.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Rep Dana Rohrabacher's Obsession

Rep Dana Rohrabacher with panties on the brain
TPMmuckraker's Kate Klonick:

Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine was on Capitol Hill this morning to testify to the House Subcommittee on International Relations, Human Rights and Oversight, about his report on the FBI's role in detainee interrogations, released two weeks ago.

While some saw the hearing as a long-awaited chance for a serious examination of the torture techniques at Guantanamo Bay, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), the ranking Republican on the subcommittee, took an almost frat-boy glee in the torture details. In a statement of just 13 minutes, Rohrabacher managed to use the phrase "panties on [someone's] head" eight times. ...(more)
That does make me wonder just what all kind of stuff did Dana and his friends do when he used to run around with his Taliban/mujahideen buddies?

Rep Dana Rohrabacher and his Mujahideen Friends on Afghan Front Lines