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Just came across this on youtube. Anthony Head plays the part of the teacher and the leader of the vampire slaying gang on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series. It’s actually a fun series. Well written, by the same guy who did Firefly. Dark and deeply ironic humor. Clever plot lines. Lots of subversive metaphors and political themes. A creative series only sometimes drug down by soap operaishness and it grew a little darker than it had to towards the end of the series.
There’s only the audio with stills of each actor speaking in the scene. In the scene, some of the gang track Giles down to his favorite coffeehouse (Buffy is in trouble, trapped in a haunted frat house), and find him singing. It’s a funny scene, but but truly I like Anthony Head’s version of Behind Blue Eyes more than I like the Who’s, and it’s my favorite Who song. Unfortunately, the song is cut off in this clip before he finishes.
Kos posted some of his favorite hate mail of the week, which includes the following:
LEAVE GLENN BECK ALONE!!!!!!!!!!! Im glad he has the KEY to the City!!!!!!!! You are nothing but a FAR Left Group that has no Place in America. So Get LOST!!!!!!!!!
That inspired Kos to post this video, which…. God! I pray it’s satire.
If not, then why hasn’t anybody posted one for me? I get mean posts, mean emails, and even mean phone calls! I want a fan like this!
Well, not quite like this. You don’t have to cry or anything. Just some righteous anger about how mean these posts are when I have two kids, my laptop broke down, the kids stopped up the toilet with God knows what, and my eggs kept breaking this morning when I tried to fry them!
Leave Eric alone!!!
Okay, with that out of my system, I have a few more points.
1. The rumor about the Eureka Public Schools censoring Obama is false. A form was sent home to allow parents to opt out, but the Superintendent is not requiring that the kids have parental permission before allowing them to be exposed to what the Florida Republican Party is officially dubbing “socialist propaganda.”
2. As I mentioned earlier, I had some interesting discussions at the Thompson town hall, all of them positive from my point of view. This Kos poster talks about a discussion he had with a reform opponent who told him simply, “I’m scared.” He or she goes on:
But then came the critical moment, the teaching moment, the opportunity to connect. She said, “I’m scared.” My instinct, my general inclination, is to be just as dismissive of this as the rest of her rant, but I overcame it, because I know better, and because I had nothing, conversationally, to lose.
I said, “I’m sorry you’re scared.” I meant it, too – at least to some extent. The rest of her words had no meaning, no truth behind them, but her fear is real, no matter how ill-founded. And it’s what makes her and millions like her subject to manipulation by the insurance industry and other evildoers.
Her fear doesn’t give her the right to be irrational. Doesn’t give her the right to spew bullshit. And I didn’t cut her any slack on those accounts. But it’s something, an opportunity to connect, and acknowledging it and expressing sympathy gave us a shot at genuine dialog and persuasion, and it made a real difference.
He/she goes on to make a point about a “great start.” I just wish he/she didn’t refer to the woman as a “wingnut.” Obviously the Kos poster has a way to go as well.
These people are quite scared as well and need hugs.
3. 10,000 plants nabbed at Willow Creek. I do have to wonder how much money that cost the local economy. On the other hand, maybe it’s offset by the lowering of supply to increase the prices. The article states that over a hundred thousand plants have been seized by CAMP this year in the county and three million statewide. I’m never clear if they include starts in these figures, but the recession has me thinking in terms of dollars. How many jobs lost? Revenues for public services?
Granted, as one anti-marijuana acquaintance pointed out, “jobs were lost when Auschwitz was closed.” I’ll remember that line for the next logging controversy.
4. I’m taking a short break from the health care discussion – waiting for the big summit between Obama and the Progressive Caucus next week – but here are some interesting thoughts around the questions, just who is Obama compromising for?
Meanwhile, Bill Moyers made a special comment on his show last night (transcript through the link as well as video): “Mr. President, we need a fighter.”
Addendum: Chris Bowers explains why Blue Dogs have more to lose than progressives, and progressives as well as Obama should be negotiating that way.
Second addendum: Where was the tea party outrage when this couple were arrested for wearing t-shirts in 2004?