Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mar Musik

Got some new music. Tell me what you guys think.
Also, check out Anberlin's new album "New Surrender". I would go as far as to call it their best album, but yea...its uber-awesome.
Anyways, Winter Camp is coming up. It should be stinkin awesome. And we get to go up on a bus which is even better. The only caveat to that is that one has to find a suitable seatmate: two-three hours of sitting next to each other...you'd better like that person. So now I've gotta find someone to sit next to.
I'm not all that stressed about it though. I'm just gonna let it happen (Jimmy Eat World, anyone?).
That's all for now,
Charlemayn

Monday, February 16, 2009

Muh Buk

Here it is.
Click to download.

Far Tha Anemalls

So I found this at Target.



We's gonna have some happy animals right about now.
Yeah. Life is weird like that. Get over it.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Nuu Powl

I've decided to start writing out title's phonetically. Just because I can. Why is poll spelled like that? It sounds like "bowl", and it should be spelled like it.
Anyways, I have a new poll up. In case you didn't notice. Basically I want to know if you would care about reading my story, which is technically a novella right now (27 k words). I hope to get it up to novel length (40k and above) before it's done. And it's not even close to being done right now. So let me know if you're interested.
That's all for now.
~Charlemayn

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Spendulous Bill

The government is trying to stimulate the terrible economy, this we all know. However, the bill that was pushed through the senate is so packed with pork, there is little doubt it will do anything at all to "create new jobs" and provide for immediate growth of the economy. On top of that, Pres. Obama was recently seen condemning opposition to the bill, telling Repubs that there is "a gaping whole in our economy" that must be fixed now. "We've had a good debate." Obama said, "Now it is time to act."
Though the Senate rejoiced and made a big deal about cutting out $110 billion in pork, you have to realize that the bill was $820 billion when sent to them from the House. It is now $827 billion dollars, an obvious $7 billion more than the original bill. Yay! We added more taxpayer money! The only thing that the Senate has done is add more pork to an already stuffed bill.
Interestingly enough, the bill boasts of creating new jobs, while it contains unemployment benefits. Brilliant! Lets make new jobs but reward those who have none.
Obama and co. keep talking about bipartisanship and "reaching across the aisle". It's why and how he got elected. However, his administration continues to send a "we won, now it's our turn" message. Obama rejected calls for tax breaks (which would offer immediate incentive for consumers to spend rather than to save), hailing them as, "the failed theories of the last eight years that got us into this fix in the first place."
Wait...what?
Tax breaks are now the cause of economic downturn? What about the deregulation of Wall Street, Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac (which, by the way, was called for by the democratic congress in 2006)? What about the billionaire execs that gave their offices million-dollar makeovers? What about the millions of foreclosures happening around the country because greedy lenders gave unqualified buyers huge loans that they couldn't pay off? What about the government officials Obama elected to his cabinet with hundreds of thousands of dollars in back-taxes?
I'm not pointing fingers. I'm just saying that if you're going to be bipartisan, be bipartisan. If you're gonna be partisan like Pelosi and co., then stick with that.
And stop stuffing pork into an already overfed and ineffective "stimulus bill".

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Nu Musik

Aight peeps, here's some new music for your listening pleasure (look to the right, scroll down, press play). First, Flyleaf and "Cassie." Honestly, I have never really enjoyed female lead vocalists, but Flyleaf takes it to a new level. They pretty much rock.
Next, Disciple and "Southern Hospitality." Disciple's new album came out a couple of months ago, and, though they took things in a different direction, it still was a hit. "Southern Hospitality" delivers some decidedly awesome southern riffs.
Third on the list we have 3 Doors Down and "Kryptonite," which is just plain old awesome.
Fourth, Oasis. Ok, ok, yes it is an overplayed and over used song, but seriously, it's just that good.
And *yay* Jack Johnson. What's he doing with these hard rockers? Meh, he can hang. "Times Like These" is pretty sweet.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Wooo!!!

Sooo how's everyone? I haven't been posting, but whatevers. Like anyone really cares.
Bunch of stuff going on. Preparing for a presentation next week...which is ridiculous. Trying to learn Salvation is Here on bass which is stinking fast. Anywho, life is moving at breakneck speed, and I'm trying not to get a broken neck. It's tough, people. Tough.

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