Sunday respite: ‘Any Bonds today’ Andrew Sisters

This week we honored those who fought and died 70 years ago as the Allied Armies achieved victory in Europe. My parents often talked of the sacrifices Americans made during the war. The ration books, the buying of bonds, the victory gardens. I can’t think of any song I could choose for my Sunday respite that could reflect the change in American culture, and unwillingness to sacrifice for our Country than the Andrew Sisters “Any Bonds Today?” Just think about the words.

Any bonds today?
Bonds of freedom
That’s what I’m selling
Any bonds today?
Scrape up the most you can
Here comes the freedom man
Asking you to buy a share of freedom today

Any stamps today?
We’ll be blessed
If we all invest
In the U.S.A.
Here comes the freedom man
Can’t make tomorrow’s plan
Not unless you buy a share of freedom today

The tall man with the high hat and the whiskers on his chin
Will soon be knocking at your door and you ought to be in
The tall man with the high hat will be coming down your way
Get your savings out when you hear him shout “Any bonds today?”

Any bonds today?
Bonds of freedom
That’s what I’m selling
Any bonds today?
Scrape up the most you can
Here comes the freedom man
Asking you to buy a share of freedom today

Any bonds today?
All you give
Will be spent to live
In the Yankee way
Scrape up the most you can
Here comes the freedom man
Asking you to buy a share of freedom today

Won’t you buy some bonds?
We’ll all be blessed
If we all invest
In the U.S.A.
Here comes the freedom man
Can’t make tomorrow’s plan
Not unless you buy a share of freedom today

Songwriters: IRVING BERLIN
Any Bonds Today? lyrics © IMAGEM U.S. LLC

Sunday respite: The Pusher Man

The latest gentle giant is AKA the drug pusher AKA Freedie Grey. Keep in mind just what he was. So this one is for him.

Well now if I were the president of this land
You know I’d declare total war on the pusher man.
I’d cut him if he stands, and I’d shoot him if he run,
And I’d kill him with my bible, and my razor and my gun….

Baltimore’s Freddie Gray, drug dealer with 18 arrests

You know I smoked a lot of grass.
Oh Lord! I popped a lot of pills.
But I’ve never touched nothin’
That my spirit couldn’t kill.
You know I’ve seen a lot of people walking ’round
With tombstones in their eyes.
But the pusher don’t care
If you live — or if you die.
God Damn! The pusher.
God Damn! The pusher.
I said God Damn! God damn the pusher man.
You know the dealer, the dealer is a man
With a lump of grass in his hand.
But the pusher is a monster
Not a natural man.
The dealer for a nickel
Goin to sell you lots of sweet dreams.
Ah…but the pusher will ruin your body;
Lord he’ll leave your mind to scream.
God Damn! The pusher.
God Damn! God damn the pusher.
I said God Damn! God damn the pusher man.
Well now if I were the president of this land
You know I’d declare total war on the pusher man.
I’d cut him if he stands, and I’d shoot him if he run,
And I’d kill him with my bible, and my razor and my gun….
GOD DAMN! The pusher
God damn the pusher.
I said God damn! God damn the pusher man!

Sunday respite Luka Sulic ‘Theme from Schindler’s list’

Sunday respite is Luka Sulic playing the ‘Theme from Schindler’s List.” It seems appropriate for this week.

Sunday Respite: Kung Fu Piano: Cello ascends

One of my favorite duo’s that I have discovered recently. The Piano Guys. Great visuals go along with some great music.

Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends – ThePianoGuys (Wonder of The World 1 of 7)

Veterans Affairs officials are illegally accessing whistleblowers medical records in retaliation

bunkerville:

Just in case anyone thinks this regime has let its foot off the neck of those who might reveal anything negative about this regime, I bring you this.

Originally posted on America's Watchtower:

 It has been quite awhile since I have written anything about the Veterans Affairs scandal but today we heard a new, and quite disturbing, accusation: Veterans Affairs officials have been illegally accessing the medical records of whistleblowers in an attempt to discredit them.

  Here is more:

An official at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said Monday that Department of Veterans Affairs officials are known to be retaliating against VA whistleblowers by illegally going through their medical records, in an apparent attempt to harass and discredit these whistleblowers.

This surprising testimony from Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner was delivered at a House Veterans Affairs subcommittee hearing, which was called to discuss the problems whistleblowers face when they try to expose the ongoing failure of the VA to provide medical care to veterans.

In Lerner’s prepared testimony, she explained that many VA officials who try to reveal these problems are veterans…

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Sunday respite “Brother can you spare a dime”

This choice seems appropriate for a Sunday respite.

Sunday respite Happy Easter!

He has Risen, he has Risen indeed!

From Andre Rieu’s “Live From Radio City Music Hall” in New York City 2004, with the Johann Strauss Orchestra and the Harlem Gospel Choir.

 

For the lord God omnipotent reigneth

(Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah)
Hallelujah

The kingdom of this world;
is become
the kingdom of our Lord,
and of His Christ
and of His Christ

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