Monday, May 26, 2008

Poetry Corner, Segeant MacKenzie

Segeant MacKenzie

By: Joseph Kilna MacKenzie

Scots Tongue

Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun
Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun

When they come a wull staun ma groon
Staun ma groon al nae be afraid

Thoughts awe hame tak awa ma fear
Sweat an bluid hide ma veil awe tears

Ains a year say a prayer faur me
Close yir een an remember me

Nair mair shall a see the sun
For a fell tae a Germans gun

Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun
Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun

English Translation

Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone
Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone

When they come I will stand my ground
Stand my ground I'll not be afraid

Thoughts of home take away my fear
Sweat and blood hide my veil of tears

Once a year say a prayer for me
Close your eyes and remember me

Never more shall I see the sun
For I fell to a German's gun

Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone
Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone
Where before many more have gone

Listen to the lyrics here.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

My muse is anger

At least, so it seems at the moment. I've been away from a the blog for a bit, I've been trying to get my business started and when I haven't been working on, well, getting work, I haven't wanted to touch the computer. Since most of today is gonna be spent on the computer tending to details and waiting for replies, I figured I'd catch up on current events etc. I'm understandably a little pissed.

A quick once over of the news and my take:

Ted Kennedy has a tumor. Too damn bad. I've already heard how I shouldn't crow over his misfortune just because we differed politically. Bollocks. Actually, BULLSH*T. That man was born an elite and crafted his entire political career catering to the damn ignorant bread and circuses crowd while grabbing up our rights with every booze soaked, wobbly step. On a personal angle, on the character (what there is of it) of the man, Mary Jo was unavailable for comment.

Myanmar refuses aid from the United States. Bleeding hearts everywhere don't get it. They're not refusing aid, they just want us to turn everything over to their 'soldiers' so they can control distribution and we happened to have someone on the ground who wasn't an idiot. We learned a lesson in Africa. The assholes running this crappy little countries don't care about their people even a little bit. Anything they get their blood soaked little hands on goes to their own bank accounts and to keeping them in power. From what I understand, the 'International relief effort' is now co-ordinating with local authorities or some such crap. I didn't have the stomach to research any further.

The Republican party is being urged to 're-format' is image or, as that idiot Arnold Schwarzenegger called it, brand to appeal to more centrist voters. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Every time those morons try to appeal to a 'wider audience' they lose more seats in both houses. Why is that, I wonder? Maybe it's because the conservatives, who are supposed to be the party's base, are disgusted with the RINOs and big government rats and either don't vote or vote Libertarian, Independent, etc. Those freaking short sighted idiots are already way to close to the Democrats in regards to big government, gimmie programs, shrinking the military, restricting gun rights, etc. What the hell to they have to offer people like me to make us want to vote in the first place? Not everyone is motivated, as I am, to vote simply for the lesser of two evils. If they can't vote for someone who shares their beliefs, they just won't bother. I can't blame 'em.

If our founding fathers....No. If our Founding Fathers (better) were around now, they'd call us a bunch of cowards for letting our government walk all over us they way they are. They'd castigate us for our foreign policy of letting petty tyrants walk over and dictate to us. Even Thomas Jefferson, the original, well sorta, democrat would call us idiots for our soft stance on Muslims. Yes, the guy whose Koran Keith Ellison, Congress' token muslim, was sworn in on.


I am the poster child for Amercian conservatives

Why is that?

Because I'm seething with impotent rage.

In case there is any doubt, I'm not endorsing any of those links. They're why I'm pissed.

I'll hold my nose and vote for the lesser of two evils (McCain), but I don't have to like it.

Poetry corner-The Second Coming


Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)