Thursday, November 1, 2007


Ben Franklin famously said "the man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either." Supporting this court decision from Kansas against the Westboro Baptist Church does seem to be giving up some of our freedoms [specifically protesting soldiers' funerals with sign like "God Hates Your Tears"] but I can live with that.
If we can't yell "fire" in a crowded theatre, we shouldn't be able to do this either.
But on the "from every bad thing comes something good" front, I think God Hates Your Tears would be a great band name. I'm thinking Belle & Sebastian meets Seals & Crofts.

If you haven't investigated The Divine Comedy before a good place to start is with their latest album Victory For the Comic Muse. You can find it here.