Open thread for Thursday October 4th: Electric Eye edition, plus quick debate thoughts
Here is the open thread for Thursday, October 4th; feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues happen to arise during the day.
With the debate last night I am sure this will be much of the conversation today. Here is my quick take on the debate: Romney was the adult in the room and did much better than I thought he would, while Obama seemed disgruntled and agitated at being questioned and had a continual scowl on his face when Romney was talking. Clear victory for Romney.
“I’ve been in business 25 years and I have no idea what you are talking about, I might need to get a new accountant.” That statement by Romney was one of the best of the night, and showed that Romney understands the economy while Obama doesn’t, but it was dwarfed by the new terminology coined by Romney about the Democrats: trickle down government. That was brilliant! And then there was “you don’t pick winners and losers, you pick losers” when talking about Solargate.
The one thing that struck me about Mitt Romney was how natural and at ease he seemed throughout the debate, normally I find Romney to be kind of plastic and unengaged but he didn’t come off that way at all tonight.
On to the musical selection of the day:
Earlier this week I wrote this post about how domestic spying has increased dramatically under Barack Obama in spite of the fact he railed against it when he was running for president so I thought I would choose a song by Judas Priest entitled ‘Electric Eye’ recorded live in 1982 as the musical selection for today. It seems fitting, here are some of the lyrics:
Up here in space
I’m looking down on you.
My lasers trace
Everything you do.
You think you’ve private lives
Think nothing of the kind.
There is no true escape
I’m watching all the time.
I’m made of metal
My circuits gleam.
I am perpetual
I keep the country clean.
Always in focus
You can’t feel my stare.
I zoom into you
You don’t know I’m there.
I take a pride in probing all your secret moves
My tearless retina takes pictures that can prove.
Rob Halford is one of the three best metal singers of all time in my opinion (with Dio and Bruce Dickinson) and Judas Priest were ahead of their time with this one, here it is. Enjoy: