Thursday, August 19, 2004

Electorial College vote as of today, and new music

Well, if you check out the Electorial College Vote you will see Kerry wins 301 to 213, with 24 votes tied.
In other news I increased my CD collection by about a fifth. Just bought Tracy Chapman by... Tracy Chapman. I also bought Keep Right by KRS-One.
I've been writing a lot, all of it short stories and reading Lord of the Flies as well as the complete works of Lord Byron.
I've been pretty worried about the stuff going on in Najaf, I really think harming the Ali Mosque could really screw the US in the short and long term. It would be like blowing up the Vatican just because the Pope was taking potshots at Lutherans.
At any rate, I hope we don't end up shooting ourselves in the foot, and I hope Al-Sadr quits shooting at us.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Song by Woody Guthrie

Jesus ChristJesus Christ was a man who traveled through the land,A hard working man and brave.He said to the rich "Give your goods to the poor."But they laid Jesus Christ in His grave.

Jesus was a man, a carpenter by hand,His followers true and brave,One dirty little coward called Judas IscariotHas laid Jesus Christ in His grave.He went to the preacher, He went to the sheriff,He told them all the same,"Sell all of your jewelry and give it to the poor,"But they laid Jesus Christ in his grave.

When Jesus come to town, all the working folks aroundBelieved what He did say,The bankers and the preachers they nailed Him on a cross.Then they laid Jesus Christ in His grave.
The poor workin' people, they followed Him around,They sung and they shouted gay,The cops and the soldiers, they nailed Him in the air,And they laid Jesus Christ in His grave.

Well, the people held their breath when they heard about His death,And everybody wondered why,It was the landlord and the soldiers that he hired,To nail Jesus Christ in the sky.This song was written in New York City,Of rich man, preacher and slave,But if Jesus was to preach like He preached in Galilee,They would lay Jesus Christ in His grave.