Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sibelius: My First Published Score

Just a note to those who express interest in my musical scores. I put the first one up at today. You can find "Epiphany" there under "Claude Bullard" (defaults to my first name).

Epiphany was originally an instrumental piece for the University in Perth (Western Australia) 3D web world project headed up by Chris Thorne who commissioned the piece. (Thanks Chris and OZ!!) I used the funds to buy Sibelius V. The score is a choral version with lyrics and orchestration I wrote at my wife's request for a piece for her ladies section at Hazel Green United Methodist.

Friday, July 18, 2008

A Proper Ettiquette for Adultery

jane sez:
I would like to finally have a POTUS that I can be proud of.

Me too. Unfortunately I'm stuck with these turkeys.

I can remember being in Paris during the whole Bill and Monica thing and my host saying that French politicans have mistresses, but are smarter than to mess with plump little girls and are too discreet to get caught. UGH.

I guess we have a lot to learn from the French about the proper etiquette for adultery. Here, cuckolded wives have to stand next to their husbands at the press conference. In France, wives stand next to the mistresses at the funerals of their husbands.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Flip Flop and Splish Splash

Predictably, Obama is trying to move to the center and the volatile elements of his coalition are angry. The agent of change is seen to be the agent of the same old same old. Obama is for Obama.

Big surprise. Yawn.

Is he flip flopping? There is a difference between changing one's mind in light of new evidence and doing it to follow polling numbers.

Take the changes individually and ask what new evidence caused his reconsideration. If he replies that a change signifies leadership, in other words, he defends his character but does not present new evidence, he is flip flopping.

Whoda believed Obama could make Dick Cheney look like a man of integrity and character? Sometimes it really is a well-scrubbed, well-polished act but that is all it is.

Now we have the New Yorker page. Liberals go crazy. Yawn.

Some complain "The satire is lost on average folks." and that they will believe it.

How many of them are reading New Yorker? Of course the right wingers will use it to make their case and so will the left wingers.

That's how satire works. People are up in arms because it is Obama and everyone knows he needs to be cuddled and coddled. And after that, they still expect us to vote for him?

Cluetrain: we don't care about white guilt. We don't feel guilty. In fact, the longer this goes on, the less guilt there is to be found. THAT is the cost of this campaign. It isn't making us more aware. It is desensitizing us not because we are haters but because we aren't hypocrites.

Sheesh. They said nothing about Hillary's picture on a urinal target and dozens of other tasteless displays. The elite needs to figure out another way to play Spy vs Spy because no one really cares what that cover means. They want to know how to keep themselves on the road at $4 a gallon and if their money is still IN the bank.

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