Sound and Fury

Can someone explain to me how Gen. Wesley Clark saying that McCain’s military experience isn’t neccessarily a qualification to be president is “attacking McCain’s war record”?

Clark points out that McCain’s 40-year-old military experience (getting shot down in a fighter plane) doesn’t translate into any experience of executive responsibility during wartime. He points out, in response to a direct question, that McCain’s sole command was of a peacetime training squadron. He goes out of his way to say “I certainly honor his service as a prisoner of war. He was a hero to me and to hundreds of thousands and millions of others in the armed forces, as a prisoner of war.”

But says that the heroism doesn’t neccessarily translate into a presidential qualification.

That’s an attack?

That’s “demeaning”, “belittling”, “swift-boating” or any number of the other things I’ve heard from various media outlets today?

What the fuck?

Quantum of Solace

The first trailer for the new Bond movie will be running with Hancock later this week:

Quantum Of Solace — coming November 7th. I’ll be there, opening night, as usual.

Friday Music

Not a long list this week — things have been insanely busy, and I haven’t really had the time to search.

First up, for The Minion and for everyone supporting Germany in Sunday’s Euro2008 final, here’s a novelty tune currently playing on German radio, urging the team to “bring it home.” Oliver Pocher – “Bringt Ihn Heim.”

One of the new tracks from Coldplay’s latest album — I was drawn in by the title, I’ll admit. Makes me want to dust off the eyeliner and Black #1, a bit. Coldplay – “Cemeteries of London.”

A brilliant piece of verbal dexterity and turntable skills…Blackilicious feat. Cut Chemist – “Chemical Calisthenics.”

We finish up with two new mash-ups. The first is less recognizable to most folks, but I love how it turned out. It mixes Nine Inch Nails “Hand That Feeds” with Roisin Murphy’s “You Know Me Better” — PingPong – “You Know The Hand That Feeds You.”

And lastly, an absolutely amazing mix of Faith No More, Queen and AC-DC. I *love* this. DJ Lobsterdust – “Epic Black Rock.”

There you go. Enjoy.