Sure, he messed up, but he didn't impeachment-level mess up. He only, like, tsk-level messed up. And I've already tsked, repeatedly, so I think it's time everyone drop it.
Kennedy was a Reagan appointee. To impeach him would be to question the judgment of the God of Republicans. Alas, the House Republicans don't realize this because they're too busy being assholes and threatening the separation of powers.
Bottom line: The House Republicans hate him, so there must be something worth appreciating. Other than his rulings, I mean. <3
Of all the people we have appreciated and will appreciate in the future, I cannot let this one slip by. I feel obligated to make a post regarding the wonderfullness that is Michelle Branch.
First of all, look at her. She's fucking hot. She can sing, she can play multiple instruments, she can write and her songs are amazing...what's not to love?
I suppose now I'll say how I came to love her.
Early in 10th grade, we had a study hall in jazz band. Someone was controlling the TV and stopped on MTV or VH1 because the video for "Everywhere" was on. The person said, "I love this song!" As I refuse to listen to the radio, I hadn't heard it, so I listened and said, "Wow, this is really good."
As a guitar player, I decided I wanted to learn how to play this incredible song. I found a tab, but the problem was, I didn't remember how the song went. So, learning it didn't go very well for me.
Since I loved the song so much, I went on a quest for the single. I went from store to store looking for a CD single for "Everywhere" with no success. The Spirit Room was readily available, but I was hesitant to purchase a CD when I knew one song; after all, how could I be sure that I'd like the whole CD?
After realizing that my search was futile, I finally cracked down and bought myself a copy of The Spirit Room, justifying it by saying, "She seems really cool. She seems like someone I'd like."
Upon returning home, I began listening to the CD, the CD that changed my life, I swear. "Everywhere" was the first track, and I was reminded how great that song was. As it ended, I was a little apprehensive; after all, I had just purchased a CD when I wasn't sure how it would sound.
The second song, "You Get Me," began. I said, "Wow, this song is really good," and found myself wrapped up in the music. As the track ended, I eagerly anticipated the next. Each song seemed to offer something new and different, and each song seemed to tug at my heart. I found myself able to identify with these lyrics in a way I had never before experienced.
The CD continued and I was in awe. Then "I'd Rather Be In Love" began playing. From the opening chord, I was sold. This song floored me.
I decided that the CD was not at all a waste, and over the past three years, it has become much more than a CD to me. I had recently begun songwriting myself, and listening to Michelle's music inspired me to continue with my efforts and work on honing my skill. She encouraged me to become a better guitar player, as I've honed my skill learning how to play almost every single one of her songs. The Spirit Room became my inspiration.
My musical tastes have changed over the years, but this CD has remained a staple in my collection. It's the first CD I played in my car after I got my license, when I made my first solo trip to Sheetz. It always ends up in my CD player on long trips, and when I purchased my MP3 player, those eleven songs were the first eleven songs I put on it.
Michelle Branch is more than an artist to me. She is my encouragement, my inspiration, and my role model. She is proof that, despite the music industry's shortcomings, there is room for talent today, which gives me hope as an aspiring artist. She's that one artist whose music I will never tire of, and I'm constantly looking for more.
In a word, Michelle Branch is amazing.
This is lame, but I don't care. She is so fucking incredible.
Plato was a little too concerned with the love life of his teacher. It's creepy, yo.
Also, Plato may have had an effect on the world that can still be felt today. But no one has yet explained to me how, exactly, this is the case.
Plato was so not getting in on the Socrates/Alcibiades action, by the way. Because no. A lot of people did, but I am remaining ignorant as to Plato's involvement and just assuming that said involvement is a non-issue.