Merry X-mas and Happy New Year to everyone. It is the time of the year for evenings spent with family in front of a fire or the languid light of our created existence, the television. It is the wailing of George Bailey through the streets of Bedford Falls in the rhythm of cheering Merry X-mas! and good will to all mankind. It is only unfortunate that it doesn't last all year long. Let's work together to change that.
To slap you in the face. I would hazard to guess that you do not or did not realize that our president signed the Torture Act on 10/17/06. Giving the President the right to do whatever, to whoever, whenever, for however long he or she would deem necessary. Perfect for a dictator or the anti-christ. And we aren't becoming a Fascist State?
"Equal in wrath is concealment. One should not mess with the Federal Government." Me (5/18/97)
"The acts of the leader are the acts of the nation. If the leader is just, the nation is just; if he is unjust, the nation too is unjust and is punished for the sins of the leader." Zohar
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle
"The moon is one, but on agitated water it produces many reflections. Similarly, ultimate reality is one, yet it appears to be many in mind agitated by thoughts." Maharamayana
"The value of consistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but that we will hear him." William Mcgill
She is the needle to my vein and I am biting my lower lip and tightening my belt around the arm. I am rolling my eyes back white and watching her hips leave step by step along the sidewalk as my tears slide down the drain. Me
"Hope is like a road in the country; there wasn't ever a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence." Lin Yutang
I hope that more people will wake up to the lies that they have been told and shown over and over again concerning that awful day on September 11th, 2001. The day that has been used to engage in a never ending war. A war where the enemy is ourselves and our freedoms. Where we have handed over the powers of a dictator to our president and future presidents hereafter. It is not George W. Bush I'm afraid of. I'm afraid of the next president that comes along, who will more than likely be smarter than the current one. And grin at the chance to truly use the power that has been given. "Something wicked this way comes?"
"God loves us not because of who we are, but because of who he is." Unknown
"Do not fear, only believe." Mark 5:36
"That which you see and hear, you cannot help; but that which you say depends on you alone." Zohar
I leave you today with my jaw still dropped onto the floor at the awe-inspiring performance of Damien Rice at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis on Wednesday evening the 20th of December, which quite simply propelled myself and hopefully everyone else that was present that night into asking, why isn't he more popular and why don't we hear more of him on the radio? And who the hell does James Blunt think he is? "You're Beautiful" is a good song, but I am sorry to say, James, you are nothing more than a 1st grader compared to the bursting at the seams, standing ovation talent of Mr. Rice. Ladies and Gentlemen, He is the Elephant in the room. Please come and join the safari.
Next time......I am gushing over Regina Specktor. And check out Devotchka and thanks again Troy for Alexi Murdoch. If we must be forced to live in the current atmosphere of naiveté' and ignorance, then let our music be a release for our souls.
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