Whisper A Prayer For The Dying

One of the truly great Rock and Roll voices and performers is a guy named David Coverdale. He started in the Big Time trading lead in Deep Purple. He later formed Whitesnake (where most rock and rollers know him from) after turning down the lead position for Black Sabbath. Great move, David.

I always felt his baritone voice (with an amazing range) is one of the best for Rock and Roll music (a personal preference), but what many people don’t realize is his song writing abilities.

As I was working in the wicked garden, this song came on and I couldn’t help but think about Iraqi children and innocents that have been killed and maimed by our illegal and immoral invasion and occupation. Listen and read the words.

If nothing else, this is my whispered prayer for them:

Whisper A Prayer For The Dying

I hear the sound of distant thunder, echo all around,
I see the tragedy of young ones lying on the ground,
I see the fathers sons and daughters, I hear the mothers crying,
Nothing left for me to do, but, whisper a prayer for the dying.

Oh, a prayer for the dying.

The suffocating heat of jungles, and burning desert sands,
Where everything reminds you, youre a stranger in a strange land.
The soothing words of politicians, those bodyguards of lies,
While guardian angels waste their time and every mother cries.

Oh, a prayer for the dying, dying, dying.

Machine gun, battle cry, you pray to God when the bullets fly,
The bombs fall like black rain, an all your dreams take you home again,
Nothing but bad dreams.

You cant read, you cant write,
Youre so scared, you cant sleep at night
You try to carry the heavy load,
Walking down armageddon road.

Oh, armageddon road.

I hear the sound of distant thunder, echo all around,
I see the tragedy of young ones lying on the ground,
I see the fathers sons and daughters, I hear the mothers crying,
Nothing left for me to do, but, whisper a prayer for the dying.

Oh, a prayer for the dying, dying.
Oh, a prayer for the dying, baby, baby.
Oh, a prayer for the dying, dying,
Whisper a prayer for the dying.

You cant run, you cant hide,
You cant show what you feel inside.
Youre going crazy, going insane,
You know youll never be the same again, no, no.

Whisper a prayer for the dying, dying, dying, dying, dying, no, no.
Armageddon road, armageddon road, Im walking down armageddon road.

B’Man’s Wicked Garden: Half-Way Planted

Tilled and Ready (tomatoes, green peppers and corn)

Tilled and Ready (tomatoes, green peppers and corn)

Tomatoes, cabbage and green peppers close up

Tomatoes, cabbage and green peppers close up

Lard Ass Digging a Row

Lard Ass Digging a Row

Lard Ass interupted to take pics

Lard Ass interrupted to take pics

A "wore-out" Lard Ass

A "wore-out" Lard Ass

A Wheelbarrow's view of Bean Rows

A Wheelbarrow's view of Bean Rows

OK:

So far I have planted one row of corn (another next weekend to stagger the crop and a third in about three weeks). 1 row of red onions, 2/3 of 1 in cabbage and the rest of that row in green peppers. Squash, Giant speckled Butter beans, Brown beans, black-eyed peas and potatoes.

I am leaving about 4 rows open for late planting, which leaves me with about 3 or 4 to plant some more this week.

Now to my ulterior motive. My “fighting weight” is about 200 to 205. When I began this garden my other motive was exercise and to lose weight. I began at 255 (yes, at least 50# over weight). I haven’t weighed again, but I can feel it coming off in how my clothes fit.

For those of you who have never planted a garden, it is hard assed work. But after planting it truly is just maintenance.

Also keep in mind that this lot was grass covered, so I had to till it 4 times and I have raked so much grass and roots that my arms hurt thinking about it.

But at 47, I intend to get back down to 200 (I would love to break the 200, for my ideal weight is closer to 185, or, at least, it WAS.)

Noteboek

Saw this at Neatorama and it is truly amazing. Winner of multiple awards.

Noteboek from Evelien Lohbeck on Vimeo (English title: Notebook) consists of 4 short experimental films where I try to confuse the reality. In these films, illusions and expectations are challenged.

Noteboek is a short film and part of my graduation project.

If you want to see more work please visit: evelienlohbeck.com

Music: The White Stripes-Seven Nation Army.

more about “Noteboek on Vimeo“, posted with vodpod

Illegal Swines!

Given that in Mexico City the streets are empty… and given the fact that we still have countless illegals crossing over into the states… much less travelers that basically don’t care about anyone but themselves… well… I am not sure how the CDC thinks it’s going to battle this one??
Swine flu confirmed in NYC high school students
By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press Writer Karen Matthews, Associated Press Writer – 43 mins ago
NEW YORK – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that students at a city high school were infected with swine flu.
New York officials previously had said they were eight “probable” cases, but tests later confirmed that it was indeed swine flu. Bloomberg stressed that the cases were mild and many are recovering.
The city is awaiting the tests of additional samples to see if more St. Francis Preparatory School students were infected.
About 100 students complained of flu-like symptoms at the school. Some students went to Cancun on a spring break trip two weeks ago.

Remembering Austan Goolsbee

Who, you ask?

This is the guy that came out to give assurances to Canadians after  Barack Obama’s campaign promises to limit or regulate NAFTA. He fell on his sword to tell the press and everyone listening that this was not true. Mr Goolsbee explained that Mr Obama was using rhetoric and that the Canadians had nothing to worry about.

Now back to “Who, you ask?”

I wonder if you have heard a word about him since that time. Is he still a part of Mr Obama’s “team”? Does it matter?

I say, “Yes, it matters.” Because we have been lied to AGAIN by The Left’s Savior, Mr Barack Obama. This man is the height of political expediency and will lie with abandon, not giving a shit about you or your support any more than what he needs to get elected or his policies passed. He lied to you to get elected and now his actions show him to be the bald faced liar he is (and I have seen from day one).

How can it be that this ignorant old redneck can see him for the damned liar he is and you others can’t? (I must have asked myself that question a million times during the Bush Admin)

This country is chock full of Sheople and it is bringing us down. You fools that are still immersed and emotionally invested in the two party system are literally bringing this country to its knees.

From the WSJ:

Perhaps we should call this Austan Goolsbee’s revenge. Recall that last year the Obama economic adviser had told a Canadian diplomat to ignore Mr. Obama’s Nafta campaign rhetoric; the candidate was merely pandering to Big Labor. When that disclosure became news, Mr. Goolsbee was banished to the campaign’s isolation ward for imperfect spinners. Now we know Mr. Goolsbee — not the candidate — was the one telling the truth.

h/t UNDERNEWS

How many of you Sheople are going to defend your Savior from this lie? Are you now going to agree with the man when you know NAFTA has taken a huge toll on the American worker? Will you join in and attack those that see the lie, call him on it and become the same idiotic sycophants that were ball licking W?

B’Man’s Patriot Watch: Mathis Chiroux

This young man is standing up for what is right and noble from a soldier’s perspective. It takes balls to fight against illegal orders. It takes balls to tell anyone, including the POTUS that what they are doing is illegal and immoral. Mathis has been fighting this for quite some time and an earlier interview can be seen here with Amy Goodman.

But, in this case, he is hit by the complicit MSM talking points and he shuts down the rhetoric as easy as A, B, C.

Hell No, I Won’t Go

h/t AfterDowningStreet

Accommodating or fear?

Apr 23, 2009 22:08 JPOST
Accommodating Ahmadinejad
By DAVID HOROVITZ

Iran wants to see Israel destroyed, but it also wants to take the free world back to the dark ages. So even if they don’t care about Israel, why do the world’s democracies continually furnish Ahmadinejad with the platform to undermine them?
Poor old Ban Ki-moon.I mean, it’s not as though he hadn’t told that dreadful Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to steer clear of the provocative anti-Israel material.
At their tete-a-tete earlier in the day, wailed the valiant secretary-general when it was all over, “I stressed the importance of the conference to galvanize the will of the international community toward the common cause of the fight against racism” and “reminded the president that the UN General Assembly had adopted the resolutions to revoke the equation of Zionism with racism and to reaffirm the historical facts of the Holocaust.”
But, goodness gracious, shock, horror, would you believe it? The Iranian president simply ignored Ban’s stresses and reminders, and launched another of his insidious assaults on the despicable post-WWII world order in general, and the racist, genocidal Zionist regime in particular.
So clearly flummoxed was Ban by this astounding betrayal of his earnest advice, this misuse of his UN platform, indeed, that he had been rooted to his seat, evidently horrified into paralysis, as Ahmadinejad’s interminable toxic peroration continued – a scheduled seven-minute conference opener extending into an hourlong horror show.
“I deplore the use of this platform by the Iranian president to accuse, divide and even incite,” the appalled secretary-general now solemnly declared. “We must all turn away from such a message in both form and substance.”
What Ban didn’t say, though, was: I won’t allow my organization to be a party to this any longer. What he didn’t say, though, was that so long as he had blood in his veins and air in his lungs, he would do everything in his power to prevent repeat performances of the grimly familiar Ahmadinejad-abuses-the-UN’s-global-platform show. What he didn’t say was that he was launching the procedures, as mandated by the United Nations’ own 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, to prosecute the Iranian president for inciting and conspiring to commit genocide against the Jewish state.
What the head of the body that is designed to safeguard the international community didn’t say in the aftermath of his guest’s crystal-clear exhortation to bring down Israel – an assault which had occurred, with such bitter, un-ignorable coincidence, just as we prepared to begin our annual day of Holocaust commemoration – was: Never again.
THIS LATE into Ahmadinejad’s ignominious career, the faux naivety of the UN secretary-general and his oh-so deplorably misused platform simply doesn’t wash.
The Iranian president’s Geneva assault on Israel, on ostensible Zionist manipulation of international affairs and on the wider illegitimacy of the post-War World II order, was a patent inevitability from the moment he announced his intention to appear and his hosts chose not to prevent him from doing so.
It represented the completely predictable maintenance of a strategy he has pursued at his appearances before the supine UN General Assembly in past years in New York.
In 2007, at the GA, he castigated the selfish, domineering “big powers” as the cause of global injustice and inequality, denounced an alleged over-ready resort to violence, critiqued promiscuous Western society, sketched a vision of a world without democracy in the image of his Iran, and warned the international leadership to end its “obedience to Satan” or face calamity.
Last September, at the same forum, he gloated at the ostensible imminent demises of the Zionist regime (“on a definite slope to collapse”) and the American empire (“reaching the end of its road”), and blamed the former for the latter: “The dignity, integrity and rights of the American and European people are being played with by a small but deceitful number of people called Zionists.”
On Monday, he merely made the assault more brazen, condemning the “totally racist government in the occupied Palestine,” branding Israel a “perpetrator of genocide,” blaming Zionists and their allies for all manner of world ills, and demanding the remaking of the world order to eliminate the Zionists’ purported control of its affairs.
Of course Ahmadinejad trampled all over Ban’s pleas. Of course the leader of a brutal regime, which perverts Islam, kills its opponents and encourages the indiscriminate murder of those who don’t subscribe to its benighted religious outlook, abused the forum to mislead and manipulate a global audience about the virtues of his ideology and the ostensible ills of democracy and its freedoms.
The question is why the international community persists in letting him do so.
THIS COLUMN has repeatedly highlighted the skilled employment by Iran of the tools to seek Israel’s delegitimization and ultimate destruction. There is the relentless progress toward a nuclear capability. There is the arming, funding and inspiring of Hamas and Hizbullah at either end of our territorial sliver. And there is the drip-drip indoctrination about Israel’s perceived fundamental illegitimacy – the potent false depiction, repeated in Geneva on Monday, of modern Israel as a rootless European colonial implant, imposed upon the blameless Palestinians, rather than the tragically belated revival of historic Jewish sovereignty in the only place on earth where the Jews have ever sought to determine their collective national fate.
Year by year, this combined practical and rhetorical assault on Israel takes a greater toll, posing more acute security challenges (with which Israel strategically seeks to grapple) and more acute intellectual challenges (where Israel continually fails to adequately explain and advocate).
But the Iranian regime’s ambitions, as emblemized by the range of its missiles, manifestly extend far beyond Israel. So even as one acknowledges the dismal minority of steadfast international defenders of Israel, it is bizarrely self-defeating for the other nations whose freedoms the mullahs are bent on reversing to continually provide Iran with the military and propaganda means to pursue its mission.
Call him every name under the sun, but don’t accuse Ahmadinejad of concealing his goals. At every opportunity, he makes plain his regime’s intent to remake the world order in its image – to reform “the inequitable and unjust management of the world,” as he put it on Monday.
A handful of nations did the right thing, or at least some of it, in staying away from Geneva. More walked out of his speech.
But neither the boycotts nor the walkouts will have troubled Ahmadinejad in the slightest. Indeed, they only reinforce his case, bolstering the argument he makes over the diplomats’ heads that the traditional centers of global influence don’t care about the underprivileged, that they don’t want to hear his “truth.”
His victory, yet again, was in the very fact of getting to speak – to speak to a global audience, his words carried live on network after network worldwide, his calculated oratory preying on profound, widespread, genuine grievances in less-developed countries. He was reaching out, again, to the poor and the ill-educated and the repressed, and offering his Islamist worldview as a panacea.
That it was Ahmadinejad calling attention to international injustice does not make such injustice any less acute. That it was Ahmadinejad, the public face of a repressive, misogynistic, homophobic regime, whose “solution” would lead the world back into the dark ages, is a continuing case of canny manipulation by him, and shameful, appallingly counterproductive indulgence by his hosts.
Iran’s principal targets are a “great Satan” that strives to protect and encourage freedoms and democracy, and a ‘little Satan” that struggles to preserve the enlightened values its faith brought to the world. Again, in Geneva on Monday, the United Nations gave him the platform to pursue an expansionist agenda that places a brutal, narrow-minded and intolerant interpretation of religion above free world values, and applauded as he won over further converts toward achieving it.