Living Liberally Joke of the Day:
Even though every frontrunner has refused to participate, the Congressional Black Caucus is continuing with its plan to host a Fox News-sponsored Democratic debate in September. I suppose next they'll be hosting debates with Augusta Golf Club, Denny's and FEMA.
TRANSFORMERS: Liberal Parable in Disguise?
by Seth Pearce
Besides probably being the best movie Hasbro has ever made, Transformers is also a compelling metaphor for energy policy in a post-industrial age. The greedy Decepti"Cons" (hint, hint, nudge, nudge) have drained their planet Cybertron dry. Endless war and blatant energy misuse (sound familiar?) has left them without the capacity to survive. Like many imperialistic powers, desperate for fuel, they turn their attention to the fruitful planet Earth. They don't care about the well being of the Earth's current inhabitants, they are just focused on one thing: the AllSpark (Oil-Spark maybe?).
This AllSpark gives life-energy to inanimate objects wherever it goes. This is not necessarily a bad thing except for its perilous side effect of turning all its creations into violent killing machines (including one evil-ass Mountain Dew machine). The Autobots, however, do not give in to the lure of the AllSpark. They recognize its great creative powers but refuse to let it become more important than life, even if that life is not like their own. Optimus Prime is a great role model for our leaders today. It would be really cool if John Edwards could transform into a giant robot! More, importantly, our leaders, like Prime, will have to deal with the death of a significant energy source and supplement this loss with other forms of energy. If you want to see a liberal film this weekend, check out Transformers and when you do, notice that you never see them fueling up at the pump.
(However, I will admit there is another side of the argument...)
(wait till after the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles part)