Madonna left her record deal for a new, kind of crazy wide-ranging $120 million deal with Live Nation, which I'm pretty sure used to be called Clear Channel; apparently the deal is "unprecedented." In more precedented news: she wore an ugly shapeless tracksuit to the gym, an auto workers strike was averted and a kid in a trench coat shot a bunch of his classmates before turning the gun on himself; this time it was a magnet school in Cleveland, and the kid, who was 14, had been suspended.
@sequined: And y'know - the american flag represents a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Let's just say it differs in meaning and allusion to Bush and his right wing fundamentalist bible thumping rascist mysoginist homophobic xenophobic coterie than perhaps any American of an ethnic minority or subculture that has or continues to suffer at the hands of the continued jingoist colonialist imperialist god-given smug ignorance of that same group.
Perhaps I'm not so interested in wearing cheap sentiment on my sleeve like a yellow star or pink triangle on my way to the ovens or maybe facing the dogs and fire hoses, or does that mean that I should just go back to where my family came from over 15 generations ago?
Tragedy and adversity. Either you learn deeper lessons about life and rise above, or you wallow in the muck and shriek and wail about your victimization and justification for the perpetuation of your ignorance.