Thursday, July 29, 2004

Lyrical fuel for the political fires

I wonder who they were talking about here? (yes I know I'm being sarcastic)

Stars & Stripes

A tyrant is a man who allows his people no freedom
Who is puffed-up by pride
Driven by the lust of power
Impelled by greed
Provoked by thirst for fame

Divided and conquered
Gripped by fear
Wishful thinking that it can't happen hear
It's well underways but nobody knows
A repeat of history
That's how it goes

Tell the people that they're under attack
By man-eating foes from mars or iraq
Mobilize outrage
Muzzle dissent
Send in the troops
Strike the pre-empt

Stars & stripes
Learn how to fight
We come together by the dawn of the light
Oh so proudly we hail as the rockets red glare
Stars & stripes

Control the airwaves
Fuel the reaction
Use every weapon of mass-distraction
Turn active people into passive consumers
Feed 'em bogus polls and harebrained rumours

Cut back civil rights
Make no mistake
Tell 'em homeland security is now at stake
Whip up a frenzy keep 'em suspended
Don't let 'em know that their liberty's ended

Everything goes in the desperate states
The veneer of democracy rapidly fades
Wreak total havoc on all opposition
In any event fulfill your mission

Totalitarian media sensation
You will give 'em domination
Never mind they call you a liar and thief
By now you're undisputed commander-in-chief

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

I think I did this test before but...

Saturday, July 03, 2004

House Hunting

Sorry I've not been writing much lately. I've started the house hunt. It's a long drawn out process but I'm learning a lot about myself and what I want, as well as about the whole process.

I just drove about 50+ miles around where I live now, checking out neighborhoods. I'm afraid however that it was fruitless. I drove as far as 30 miles out from where I am now, which is about 10 miles from downtown Nashville and about 20-30 minutes commute, depending on traffic. I can't see adding on that much more of a drive. It just isn't worth it. The homes were nearly the same price too. They had a bit more acreage, but still, that's a long way out! I think I'd be perfect for someone who wanted to get out of the city, really out, and enjoy a bit more of the simple life. I'm just not ready for that. I like the conveniences of the city and the medium length commute to work.

So I'm off to check out some other neighborhoods. Wish me luck.

Friday, July 02, 2004

Good for Bill

Bill Cosby has a good mind and isn't afraid to express it.

I don't feel comfortable discussing deeper the thoughts he had but I can say that it's good to hear him stepping up to the plate and telling the brutal facts! Go Bill.