Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Hail Us Now Our Great Defenders!

"Hail Us Now Our Great Defenders!"
(sung to Beethoven's "Ode to Joy")

By PoorGrrl

Hail us now our great Defenders!
Soldiers bold and soldiers strong!
Fighting with a fearsome splendor
'gainst the foes of Freedom's song!

Gun and tank and bomb and rifle
evil enemies do slay,
in the hands of our brave warriors
pledged to keep us free and safe.

Hail us now our great Defenders!
Guarding Freedom's Home with steel,
like the Lord of Hosts above us
saving with His righteous shield!

Strength and courage are their armor
and them both they proudly wear.
Knowing well the holy nature
of the Cause they chose to bear.

Hail us now our great Defenders!
Like the Spartans, we admire!
Standing firm and never falt'ring
'fore the awesome Gates of Fire!

Long and hard, with grit they struggle
for our precious Land to save.
We, their sons in spirit honor
those who fullest measure gave.

This song popped into my head yesterday while I was playing classical music for my babies' nap time. Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" was on and almost instantly the above tribute to our troops emerged in my mind. I know it sounds quite martial, but it's an ode to our fighting men and women, not to Jane Fonda and her crowd. Let me know what you think of it. I may write other songs for America inspired by my favorite music, classical and otherwise.



Thursday, February 08, 2007

Stupid Word Games

Hey America, there's a new dirty word in our version of the English language and you better learn it fast before you use it on someone and then get walloped by the pc language police. The word is "articulate". Horrors!

Actually, articulate is bad only if you use it on a Black American. You see, calling Blacks articulate is condescending according to Black critics of Sen. Joe Biden and President Bush, who both described Sen. Barack Obama with the offensive word. Biden actually went one better than Bush and called Obama clean as well as articulate. The racist fiend! Gee, I would never have guessed that saying someone is clean and a good speaker, which is what "articulate" essentially means, was such a horrible thing. I guess I must not be Black enough to get it.

So here's what Bush, Biden and other Whites should say about Obama (and other prominent Blacks) in order to stay out of trouble: "Barack Obama is a dumb, dirty, ugly, thuggish, drug using, liberal, jungle bunny." There, "articulate" is no where in sight. Happy now?

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Fuhrer Chavez

Here's one for all those loony leftists who've spent the last six years trying to make a tyrant out of Bush.

A couple of days ago Venezuelan leader and liberal darling Hugo Chavez was granted the power to rule by decree by the Venezuelan legislature which is stacked with Chavez's friends and cronies. To those who don't know, rule by decree means that Chavez can make any law he wants, no questions asked. Who's acting like Hitler now, Jay Bennish?

Of course, Bennish, Cindy Sheehan, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte and all the rest of the Hugo-worshiping, Bush-hating cabal won't make a fuss about this turn of events. In fact, I'm sure they'll be on the tv soon offering all kinds of Orwellian rationales for Chavez's dictatorial power grab. What they'll most likely point out the most is that Chavez's rule by decree is only supposed to last 18 months. But if Fuhrer Chavez can make any law he wants, why not make one giving himself emergency powers indefinitely? That's the way tryants operate.

What tyrants don't do is allow the opposition party to win control of the legislature. And tyrants don't allow their citizens to criticize their policies. And tyrants don't allow anti-government newspapers to publish. And tyrants don't allow opposition bloggers to operate freely. And tyrants don't allow their people to travel abroad, criticize them, then return home with no fear of arrest, or worse. Tyrants don't do any of those things. All of these things are going on under President Bush as I write, yet Bush is "the world's greatest tyrant", according to Belafonte.

A part of me hopes that Chavez will crack down murderously on his people. No, I don't want to see Venezeulans suffer, but I fear that that will be the only thing that'll shake the loony leftists out of their Chavez-adoring stupor and bring them back to reality. On the other hand, other tyrants like Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Che, and Stalin remained--and still remain-- gods to the left in spite of the blood dripping from their hands. Obviously, "tyrant" means something very different to leftist ideologues than it does to normal people. So I guess we'd better get used to the cries of "Heil Hugo!" that will soon be echoing on the streets of Venezuela and San Francisco.
And that's sad.