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Four Thousand.... So?
Author: Raine    Date: 03/24/2008 12:36:02

On Sunday, March 23, 2008 America lost it's 4000th Soldier.
So?
It was a somber and sad milestone that happened ironically, on Easter Sunday.
So?
We tried to not let it happen.
So?

Last week on the Fifth Anniversary of B*sh's War the vice *resident said::
RADDATZ: Two-third of Americans say it's not worth fighting.
CHENEY: So?
RADDATZ: So? You donít care what the American people think?
CHENEY: No.[...]

So..

He doesn't care, But I do. 2/3 of Americans do. The mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, partners, friends -- The loved ones of these soldiers do. The maimed, and the ones that will never be the same, care. The soldiers who HAVE come home, care.

So...
We care. Today, take a moment for the fallen, for those that will still fall and for those that we finally get home from B*sh's War.
SO...

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40688000/jpg/_40688681_coffins203.jpg
Come you masters of war
You that build all the guns
You that build the death planes
You that build the big bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks

You that never done nothin'
But build to destroy
You play with my world
Like it's your little toy
You put a gun in my hand
And you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther
When the fast bullets fly

Like Judas of old
You lie and deceive
A world war can be won
You want me to believe
But I see through your eyes
And I see through your brain
Like I see through the water
That runs down my drain

You fasten the triggers
For the others to fire
Then you set back and watch
When the death count gets higher
You hide in your mansion
As young people's blood
Flows out of their bodies
And is buried in the mud

You've thrown the worst fear
That can ever be hurled
Fear to bring children
Into the world
For threatening my baby
Unborn and unnamed
You ain't worth the blood
That runs in your veins

How much do I know
To talk out of turn
You might say that I'm young
You might say I'm unlearned
But there's one thing I know
Though I'm younger than you
Even Jesus would never
Forgive what you do

Let me ask you one question
Is your money that good
Will it buy you forgiveness
Do you think that it could
I think you will find
When your death takes its toll
All the money you made
Will never buy back your soul

And I hope that you die
And your death'll come soon
I will follow your casket
In the pale afternoon
And I'll watch while you're lowered
Down to your deathbed
And I'll stand o'er your grave
'Til I'm sure that you're dead
Copyright 1963, 1991, Special Rider Music


So...
Wage Peace.

:peace: and :heart:
Raine



112 comments (Latest Comment: 03/25/2008 03:56:12 by livingonli)
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Comment by shelaghc on 03/24/2008 12:56:18
Raine, can you add this link to your post for anyone who wants to find a vigil to attend?



http://support.afsc.org/site/R?i=kUfJwhBHyKRIbdKgIUovtQ..



Comment by Raine on 03/24/2008 13:06:58
Quote by shelaghc:

Raine, can you add this link to your post for anyone who wants to find a vigil to attend?



http://support.afsc.org/site/R?i=kUfJwhBHyKRIbdKgIUovtQ..

Good Morning Shelagh.



It is done.

:peace:



Comment by Raine on 03/24/2008 13:09:05
:wacko: that was a little too much for me at 9 am in the morning.







Comment by BobR on 03/24/2008 13:09:38
uh - oh... Listener DJ giving Shane-O a run for his money...

Comment by Raine on 03/24/2008 13:09:48
:puke: It's raining McCain, are they trying to make me sick this morning?

Comment by livingonli on 03/24/2008 13:23:07
Good morning everyone.



Poor Raine. The McCain song can make you lose your appetite indeed.

Comment by velveeta jones on 03/24/2008 13:23:27
Morning all.



Thanks for all your well-wishes. Aunt Azalea is feeling better. Still, her lungs need much healing. Which reminds me: when we come to the meet-up we won't be attending any bars/restaurants that have smoking in them. Sorry for any of you smokers........ but her lungs just can't handle it.

Comment by velveeta jones on 03/24/2008 13:24:34
Oh, and a great, but sorrowful blog this morning Raine. Thanks for the peace linky.

Comment by livingonli on 03/24/2008 13:28:12
Morning VJ. I am not a smoker. I think most of us in the group are not although there are a few notable exceptions.

Comment by livingonli on 03/24/2008 13:28:54
Oh, it does feel like a Monday. I also have a doctor's appointment so I had to make sure I got up.

Comment by TriSec on 03/24/2008 13:29:37
Good Morning.



Jeremy B. Parent, Member of Cub Scout Pack 250.



Just re-enlisted for a third stint, and will likely be heading back to Iraq on a third tour before the year is out.





Comment by Raine on 03/24/2008 13:32:03
Quote by velveeta jones:

Oh, and a great, but sorrowful blog this morning Raine. Thanks for the peace linky.
gave that one to us.



:hug:



Comment by velveeta jones on 03/24/2008 13:32:18
Quote by livingonli:

Morning VJ. I am not a smoker. I think most of us in the group are not although there are a few notable exceptions.


Morning!

yes, I figured that most of the 4F bloggers were not smokers, but not sure what the rules are in DC about smoking in public places. For the next 3-6 months she should not be anywhere where they even have "sections" for smoking.



Comment by livingonli on 03/24/2008 13:33:32
Scruff, McGruff

Chicago, Illinois, 606--




:pirate:



:blessed silence:



Oh, I miss mgm.

Comment by livingonli on 03/24/2008 13:39:22
I think I know what Momma can say next time she's on Hannity's show.

Comment by Raine on 03/24/2008 13:43:12
Quote by velveeta jones:

Quote by livingonli:

Morning VJ. I am not a smoker. I think most of us in the group are not although there are a few notable exceptions.


Morning!

yes, I figured that most of the 4F bloggers were not smokers, but not sure what the rules are in DC about smoking in public places. For the next 3-6 months she should not be anywhere where they even have "sections" for smoking.

Doesn't seem like a problem at all. I can go outside.







Comment by jd_in_ny on 03/24/2008 13:43:28
Um, I believe the REPUBLICANS were making Romney's mormonism an issue. I didn't care.

Comment by livingonli on 03/24/2008 13:44:56
If a caller’s going to comment on something Momma said, it would help if he listens to the show instead of just spouting GOP talking points.

Comment by m-hadley on 03/24/2008 13:47:51
Mornin' Everyone,

mfaye here from sunny Panama City Beach, Florida (the redneck riviera :D) in the lobby of the condo where I'm staying. Just wanted to check in and say "hey." Keep fighting the good fight everybody :peace:

Cheers,

mfaye

Comment by livingonli on 03/24/2008 13:48:12
We'll have to ask Mala what the laws are when she gets in. It may be different between DC and VA since we are staying in Arlington.

Comment by livingonli on 03/24/2008 13:49:04
Hi, Faye. It sounds like you're having spring break. Enjoy.

Comment by livingonli on 03/24/2008 13:51:16
Although if you went to Miami, you could listen to Momma on the radio there.

Comment by Raine on 03/24/2008 13:52:46
Quote by m-hadley:

Mornin' Everyone,

mfaye here from sunny Panama City Beach, Florida (the redneck riviera :D) in the lobby of the condo where I'm staying. Just wanted to check in and say "hey." Keep fighting the good fight everybody :peace:

Cheers,

mfaye
oooOOOOooo That sounds fabulous!



Comment by livingonli on 03/24/2008 13:53:39
Now that's a sermon you can get behind.

Comment by BobR on 03/24/2008 13:55:48
Quote by m-hadley:

Mornin' Everyone,

mfaye here from sunny Panama City Beach, Florida (the redneck riviera :D) in the lobby of the condo where I'm staying. Just wanted to check in and say "hey." Keep fighting the good fight everybody :peace:

Cheers,

mfaye


wow - you're just 5 hours south of us... and about 4 hours west of Mondo...

Comment by wickedpam on 03/24/2008 14:14:28
Morning :hug:

Comment by livingonli on 03/24/2008 14:29:44
Ugh, that caller. :monkey:



He misses the bad old days when whites ran everything.



And on that note, it's off to the doctor.

Comment by Raine on 03/24/2008 14:29:53
For those that did not read it...



The reaction of some of Mr. Clinton’s allies suggests that might have been a wise decision. “An act of betrayal,” said James Carville, an adviser to Mrs. Clinton and a friend of Mr. Clinton.



“Mr. Richardson’s endorsement came right around the anniversary of the day when Judas sold out for 30 pieces of silver, so I think the timing is appropriate, if ironic,” Mr. Carville said, referring to Holy Week.


Comment by Raine on 03/24/2008 14:30:42
Quote by wickedpam:

Morning :hug:
Good morning!



Comment by wickedpam on 03/24/2008 14:32:06
Good Luck Liv! :)





Heyya Raine and everyone!

Comment by BobR on 03/24/2008 14:32:27
Quote by Raine:

For those that did not read it...



The reaction of some of Mr. Clinton’s allies suggests that might have been a wise decision. “An act of betrayal,” said James Carville, an adviser to Mrs. Clinton and a friend of Mr. Clinton.



“Mr. Richardson’s endorsement came right around the anniversary of the day when Judas sold out for 30 pieces of silver, so I think the timing is appropriate, if ironic,” Mr. Carville said, referring to Holy Week.


So Hillary's wearing her crown of thorns, nailed to her cross, while Bill Richardson is hiding in the bushes counting his money and regretting his decision.



So who's playing the parts of Pilate and the priests?



Comment by starling310 on 03/24/2008 14:36:25
Morning...yeesh, my computer was slow to rise this morning.

Raine, nice blog this morning. Of all the vomit-inducing things uttered by this administration, I think Cheney's "So? was by far the worst.



Quote by Raine:



Doesn't seem like a problem at all. I can go outside.









I will join you on the sidewalk. ;)



Comment by Raine on 03/24/2008 14:39:56
"You regret every casualty, every loss," US vice president Dick Cheney told reporters during a visit to Jerusalem after the 4,000 death toll was passed.



"It may have a psychological effect on the public, but it's a tragedy that we live in a kind of world where that happens."
Cheney on the 4000th death....

Comment by starling310 on 03/24/2008 14:44:08
Quote by Raine:

"You regret every casualty, every loss," US vice president Dick Cheney told reporters during a visit to Jerusalem after the 4,000 death toll was passed.



"It may have a psychological effect on the public, but it's a tragedy that we live in a kind of world where that happens."
Cheney on the 4000th death....




Is he f*cking kidding. He created the world where that happens. Mother F*cker. Those 4,000 boys and girls would be alive if it weren't for you, Dick! And, I say boys and girls, because on average they were, what? 21? 20? Even old enough to drink a beer before dying.

What a f*ckin' prick!



:star:ling apologizes for her negative attitude.





Comment by Raine on 03/24/2008 14:51:10
Quote by starling310:

I will join you on the sidewalk. ;)

SEE? No probs!







Comment by Raine on 03/24/2008 14:52:22
I was feeling pretty negative myself this morning too



Still do, Cheney opening up his soul sucking rotten evil mouth did NOT help.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/24/2008 14:52:34
Quote by livingonli:

We'll have to ask Mala what the laws are when she gets in. It may be different between DC and VA since we are staying in Arlington.






what laws?

Comment by BobR on 03/24/2008 14:54:42
Quote by wickedpam:

what laws?


smoking laws...

Comment by BobR on 03/24/2008 14:55:53


I can think of one or two more deaths that might help heal the pain of the 4000...

Comment by Raine on 03/24/2008 14:59:17
It doesn't matter what the laws are. We won't go to a place where there is smoking... Aunt Azalaea is more important. I can smoke outdoors. (besides then me and star get to have chatty cathy talk !!! )

Comment by TriSec on 03/24/2008 15:02:09
Quote by Raine:

"You regret every casualty, every loss," US vice president Dick Cheney told reporters during a visit to Jerusalem after the 4,000 death toll was passed.



"It may have a psychological effect on the public, but it's a tragedy that we live in a kind of world where that happens."
Cheney on the 4000th death....




Ya know, if any product, or food, or commercially-available item killed 900 people last year, the public would be up in arms, demanding investigations, and surrounding whoever made the damn thing with pitchforks and flaming torches.



Yet...Impeachment Is Off The Table™



F*ckers. All of them.



Comment by wickedpam on 03/24/2008 15:10:13
Quote by BobR:

Quote by wickedpam:

what laws?


smoking laws...




As far as I know you can smoke anywhere unless it's posted non-smoking.

Comment by Raine on 03/24/2008 15:13:31
WTF?!?!?!?!?!



But as three Miami Democrats look to unseat three of her South Florida Republican colleagues, Wasserman Schultz is staying on the sidelines. So is Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Miami Democrat and loyal ally to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.



That wasn't the case just two years ago when the pair flouted a long-standing Florida delegation agreement to not campaign against colleagues and vigorously backed Ron Klein in his winning bid to oust veteran Republican Rep. Clay Shaw.



This time around, Wasserman Schultz and Meek say their relationships with the Republican incumbents, Reps. Lincoln Diaz-Balart and his brother Mario, and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, leave them little choice but to sit out the three races.



''At the end of the day, we need a member who isn't going to pull any punches, who isn't going to be hesitant,'' Wasserman Schultz said.


From the Miami Herald earlier this month.



It should be noted that Schultz is a very Vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton.



Call me crazy, but is it too much to ask for members of our own party try to support OUR OWN PARTY?!?!?!?!





Comment by Raine on 03/24/2008 15:22:17
Quote by TriSec:

Quote by Raine:

"You regret every casualty, every loss," US vice president Dick Cheney told reporters during a visit to Jerusalem after the 4,000 death toll was passed.



"It may have a psychological effect on the public, but it's a tragedy that we live in a kind of world where that happens."
Cheney on the 4000th death....




Ya know, if any product, or food, or commercially-available item killed 900 people last year, the public would be up in arms, demanding investigations, and surrounding whoever made the damn thing with pitchforks and flaming torches.



Yet...Impeachment Is Off The Table™



F*ckers. All of them.



Especially when 97% of the deaths came AFTER Mission accomplished.







Comment by velveeta jones on 03/24/2008 15:25:29
Wow, ya'll The View is going WILD!! Even repub Shari Sheppard is jumping on sweet little "I'm not a racist" Elisabeth!



Very Amusing!!

Comment by velveeta jones on 03/24/2008 15:28:42
Quote by Raine:



Doesn't seem like a problem at all. I can go outside.






Quote byStarling:



I will join you on the sidewalk. ;)



Thanks ya'll..........







Comment by Raine on 03/24/2008 15:30:13
Comment by Raine on 03/24/2008 15:36:46


Comment by Raine on 03/24/2008 15:38:02
Quote by Raine:





Comment by starling310 on 03/24/2008 15:42:02
Quote by Raine:

It doesn't matter what the laws are. We won't go to a place where there is smoking... Aunt Azalaea is more important. I can smoke outdoors. (besides then me and star get to have chatty cathy talk !!! )




Absolutely...going outside is part of the ritual!

My new lady friend doesn't smoke ( although she has copped to an occasional one when 'being social' ) so, I'll be cutting way down anyway!!!

She wanted to come on the trip with me, but is working...she is from DC, so it would have been a quick trip home for her.

JESUS! I need to book a room. OMG...I totally spaced.