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A Voice in the Wilderness

As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness. -- William O. Douglas

Monday, May 14, 2007

The City of New Orleans - Willie Nelson

The City of New Orleans 
by Steve Goodman

Riding on the City of New Orleans,
Illinois Central Monday morning rail
Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders,
Three conductors and twenty-five sacks of mail.
All along the southbound odyssey
The train pulls out at Kankakee
And rolls along past houses, farms and fields.
Passin' trains that have no names,
Freight yards full of old black men
And the graveyards of the rusted automobiles.

Good morning America how are you?
Say, don't you know me I'm your native son,
I'm the train they call The City of New Orleans,
I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done.

Dealin' card games with the old men in the club car.
Penny a point - ain't no one keepin' score.
Pass the paper bag that holds the bottle
Feel the wheels rumblin' 'neath the floor.
And the sons of pullman porters
And the sons of engineers
Ride their father's magic carpets made of steel.
Mothers with their babes asleep,
Are rockin' to the gentle beat
And the rhythm of the rails is all they feel.


Nighttime on The City of New Orleans,
Changing cars in Memphis, Tennessee.
Half way home, we'll be there by morning
Through the Mississippi darkness
Rolling down to the sea.
But all the towns and people seem
To fade into a bad dream
And the steel rails still ain't heard the news.
The conductor sings his song again,
"The passengers will please refrain
This train's got the disappearing railroad blues."

Good night, America, how are you?
Say, don't you know me I'm your native son,
I'm the train they call The City of New Orleans,
I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done.

©1970, 1971 EMI U Catalogue, Inc and Turnpike Tom Music (ASCAP)


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Try - Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado

All I know

Is everything is not as it's sold

but the more I grow the less I know

And I have lived so many lives

Though I'm not old

And the more I see, the less I grow
The fewer the seeds the more I sow

Then I see you standing there

Wanting more from me

And all I can do is try
Then I see you standing there

Wanting more from me

And all I can do is try

I wish I hadn't seen all of the realness

And all the real people are really not real at all

The more I learn, the more I learn

The more I cry, the more I cry

As I say goodbye
to the way of life

I thought I had designed for me

Then I see you standing there
Wanting more from me

And all I can do is try

Then I see you standing there

I'm all I'll ever be

But all I can do is try


All of the moments that already passed
We'll try to go back and make them last

All of the things we want each other to be

We never will be

And that's wonderful, and that's life

And that's you, baby

This is me, baby

And we are, we are, we are, we are


In our love

We are free in our love


Saturday, May 05, 2007

"Booty call Rudy " Guiliani the Pharisee - Do as I say not as I do

This is all we need; another self-righteous, lying, hypocritical color-by-numbers Christian in the Whitehouse.

"For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you."
Matthew 7:2

It appears that Rudy Giuliani is gambling that a philanderers chances of getting into heaven - and the Whitehouse - is better than murderers.

Giuliani Says Saddam Paying for Offenses

By MIKE GLOVER, Associated Press Writer

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said Friday that former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is paying an eternal and deserved punishment for his brutal life's work.

"You sure wouldn't want to be where Saddam Hussein is, where we helped put him," Giuliani said during a campaign stop in eastern Iowa in which he praised President Bush's war on terrorism but acknowledged that mistakes have been made in Iraq.

Considering Adultry and Murder are two of the Ten Commandments... I wonder what Rudy's ex-wives think about his newly found righteousness.

Here's what Wikipedia has to say about Saint Rudy:

Giuliani met local television personality Donna Hanover sometime in 1982, and they began dating when she was working in Miami.[105] Giuliani filed for legal separation from Peruggi on August 12, 1982.[104] Giuliani and Hanover started living together later that year in Washington, D.C.[105] The Giuliani-Peruggi marriage was ended in two ways: a civil divorce was issued by the end of the 1982,[106] while a Roman Catholic Church annulment of the Giuliani-Peruggi marriage was granted at the end of 1983[104], according to Giuliani, because he discovered after fourteen years that he and his wife were second cousins[107] and they did not have the Church dispensation thus needed.[108]

Giuliani and Hanover then married in a Catholic ceremony at St. Monica's Church in New York on April 15, 1984.[109][104] They had two children, son Andrew (born January 30, 1986) and daughter Caroline (born 1989). Andrew first became a familiar sight by misbehaving at Giuliani's first mayoral inaguration, then with his father at New York Yankees games, of whom Rudy Giuliani is an enthusiastic fan; Andrew also was an accomplished junior golfer.

Beginning in 1996, Giuliani and Hanover's public relationship became distant, with Hanover appearing at few public events.[110] In 1997, a Vanity Fair article report that Giuliani had a romantic relationship with Cristyne Lategano, the mayor's communications director.[111] The mayor and Lategano denied the allegations.

In May 2000, the New York Daily News broke news of Giuliani's extramarital relationship with Judith Nathan, a sales manager for a pharmaceutical company. Giuliani then called a press conference to announce that he intended to separate from Hanover.[112][113][114] Hanover, however, had not been told about his plans before his press conference[115], an omission for which Giuliani was widely criticized[116]. Previously, Giuliani had hinted at the relationship by referring to Nathan as his "very good friend." Giuliani now went on to praise Nathan as a "very, very fine woman", and said about his marriage with Hanover, that "over the course of some period of time in many ways, we've grown to live independent and separate lives." Hours later Hanover said, "I had hoped that we could keep this marriage together. For several years, it was difficult to participate in Rudy's public life because of his relationship with one staff member," a reference to Lategano.

Well at least we know that Rudy prefers cheating on his wives rather than killing. How nice that he can pick and choose which of the Ten Commandments he can ignore and still consider himself a good Catholic.

Hmm, I wonder how the Lord is going to treat the adultrous ex-New York City Mayor...

My bet is that "Booty Call Rudy" has a better chance of getting into the Whitehouse.

Despite his religiosity, I am certain he will never be President.

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