Blame Ellis for the title, he's the one who mentioned hearing the upcoming Godspeed You Black Emperor and Sigur Rós cds recently.
Why does he get the new music first?
Because he's cooler than the rest of us.
Over at Common Dreams:
McDermott Accuses Bush of Plotting to be Emperor
U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott broadened his attack on George W. Bush's war plans yesterday, saying the president is threatening military action in Iraq as part of a plot to crown himself emperor of America.
Criticized for saying on a trip to Iraq early last week that Bush would mislead the American public, McDermott, a Seattle Democrat, was back in his district yesterday telling cheering supporters that Bush is planning a war to distract voters' attention from domestic problems.
[. . .] At the heart of the debate, McDermott said, is whether Congress or the president has the power to declare war.
"This president is trying to bring to himself all the power to become an emperor — to create Empire America," he said.
And he warned his supporters, "If you go along like sheep that is what will happen."
The warbloggers, who never met a cliché they didn't embrace as a shortcut to thinking, have termed McDermott, David Bonior and Mike Thompson "useful idiots." Do they set macros for all their little catch phrases, do you think? Not for typing the blog entries, for arriving at their arguments. There doesn't seem to be any actual logic at work. . .
Oh yes, and The Warren Ellis Forum on Delphi?
All over. Nothing to see here.
My thanks and eternal gratefulness to the moderators.
It's been fun.
Again, announced after the fact. Sorry. One hell of an archive to dig through, though.