Tuesday, September 28, 2010

WTF is the "Faith and Flag Alliance"?

hoax group

Amongst all the craziness that has come out about Christine O'Donnell this month, I've noticed that in a number of her past TV appearances (2007-08 at least) she was reported to be part of, or President of, the "Faith and Flag Alliance." The title is used on Fox News clips, for example, to apparently give her some reason to be on TV as a commentator. But I can find no evidence of this group having any existence beyond Ms. O'Donnell. (Of course, prior to that, O'Donnell was the president and founder of S.A.L.T., her anti-masturbation group. It is also unclear how many members SALT ever had, there is some evidence it had a few members.)

The very name "Faith and Flag Alliance" screams out like some kind of demand to repeal the First Amendment.

* Google news archives hits for "faith and flag alliance" currently yield one result, to a transcript of a March 2008 appearance on Fox News.

Just more ridiculous stuff.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Song of the Day - Into It. Over It. - Summerville, SC (2010)

Holy smokes, this guy is intense. The "band" is actually one guy (the mid-20s Evan Weiss), who runs with a sub-culture of young punk pop bands that I know little of (he was previously with the little-known and most-ridiculously-named-band-ever "Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start"). But this tune crosses over into a modern day version of melodic Husker Du mayhem (screaming "standing on a soapbox, but no one wants to listen, come on man its 3 a.m.") It deserves to be more than a niche gem.