Sunday, July 30, 2006

Bravado - By Rush

Sorry I didn't post in a while, but I's got stuff to do.

Anyhow, I was thinking of this song by Rush that was written in 1991 that could apply to a lot of things, but I think it could especially be applied to the current Iraq war.

It's called "Bravado," it's from their Album Roll the Bones and here are the lyrics:

If we burn our wings
Flying too close to the sun
If the moment of glory
Is over before it's begun
If the dream is won
Though everything is lost
We will pay the price
But we will not count the cost

When the dust has cleared
And victory denied
A summit too lofty
River a little too wide
If we keep our pride
Though paradise is lost
We will pay the price
But we will not count the cost

And if the music stops
There's only the sound of the rain
All the hope and glory
All the sacrifice in vain
(And) If love remains
Though everything is lost
We will pay the price
But we will not count the cost

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Added a new link

Say hello to Game Politics!

DNC gets into Busby/Bilbray election; calls for Manual Recount

DNC calls for manual recount in California's 50th Congressional District. It's about time! Better late than never, I'd say. They should have been there to recount the 2002 and 2004 elections where there were problems (like in Georgia and Ohio, for instance), but then again, Howard Dean wasn't in charge of the DNC back then. So there may be some changes. I guess I should keep my chin up.

Check it out.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

All your Snakes are belong to us!

Courtesy of Snakes on a blog.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Bill O'Reilly's wrath: Your best friend.

There are some people you don't want to piss off. Bill O'Reilly is not one of those people. His quick blood and hotheadedness has led to the aid of his enemies, such as:
  • Al Franken (insulted him at a book expo, so O'Reilly urged Fox to sue him in a frivolous lawsuit, which boosted Al's sales)
  • Keith Olbermann (went after Billy O'R., who retaliated by offering petition to replace Keith' show with Donahue, which Keith O. and the rest of the MSNBC employ signed, thus nullifying petition)
  • All the people, organizations, and nations he launched boycotts against, such as Ludacris and the nation of France (Ludacris was in "YEEAAHHH" (sp?) with Usher and Lil' John, which sold a lot of records and downloads, while France's domestic exports actually went up)
  • Stephen Colbert and for that matter, Jon Stewart and Ben Karlin, the show's producers (made the show "The Colbert Report" based on a sketch mocking The O'Reilly Factor until they realized they could make a show based on it)
If this is indicative of anything, it's that if you have your own platform, nothing can be more beneficial than Bill O'Reilly's anger directed at you.

Monday, July 10, 2006

A leader is lost.

From here. A Jewish leader is dead. Fortunately, it doesn't seem like a hate crime. Unfortunately, he's dead. This guy could have done much to solve the current crop of European anti-semitism, but he's no longer with us. Waht a terrible shame.

Bush's Real Brain

This is too funny...

Friday, July 07, 2006

Bad news

I just got off the phone with my mother. My father has cancer in the esophagus. He'll get the best care and will undergo chemotherapy, but I fear it'll be all for naught. My father may not have been perfect, but he was everything I ever hoped for in a father. I pray to god that the cancer does not spread. This is the kind of thing I wish never happened. I feel like I'm thirteen again and the suicidal urges come back, but if my dad had just a little bit of hope and courage, then maybe he could make it...


Busby/Bilbray Recount requested

In case you haven't heard, There's been a manual recount requested for the Busby/Bilbray election in California's 50th Congressional District (i.e., the one Duke Cunningham once represented). Now we get to find out who the real winner is, whomever it may be.

Problems with my father

Let me tell you a bit about my father. If you are a guitarist, and have ever used an Echo-Flanger (Or Poly-Chorus), BassBalls, or Small Clone, my father designed it for Electro-Harmonix. I tell you this because he was sick for the past month or so. His armpits were swollen with lymph. Now he's sitting in NYU Medical Center getting checked up. Right now, his status is up in the air. I'm afraid he will die, maybe of cancer or something. My father knew so much tech, that I don't know where I would turn if he were to leave me.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

First Post

Okay. Here we go. My name is Samuel Abram, from Brooklyn, NY. My current part-time job is an apprentice reporter at the Brooklyn edition of the Daily News. If you look hard enough, you can find some of my bylines, like here and here. More is (are?) on the way. This blog will be about two of my favorite passions: Video Games (and maybe some technology), and Progressive Politics. Otherwise, I doubt you'd find it enjoyable here, but as long as you contribute constructively and politely and don't troll, you probably will stay on my good side.

Update: I should have also said I'm a senior at NYU and I may be graduating next year.