Tryin’ To Find The Sun

Long as I remember, the rain been comin’ down

Clouds of myst’ry pourin’ confusion on the ground

Good men through the ages, tryin’ to find the sun

And I wonder, still I wonder, who’ll stop the rain

I went down Virginia, seekin’ shelter from the storm

Caught up in the fable, I watched the tower grow

Five Year Plans and New Deals, wrapped in golden chains

And I wonder, still I wonder, who’ll stop the rain

Heard the singers playin’, how we cheered for more

The crowd had rushed together, tryin’ to keep warm

Still the rain kept pourin’, fallin’ on my ears

And I wonder, still I wonder…

Who’ll stop the rain?

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    • Edger on September 17, 2010 at 3:38 pm
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    There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.

    — Hunter S. Thompson

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    Police: Officers shoot gunman on Capitol Hill

    Authorities in Washington say police shot a man who pointed a gun at them on Capitol Hill.

    U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider says a lookout went out around 5 a.m. Friday for a man with a gun.

    Officers later saw the man, who pointed the gun at them. Schneider says the officers opened fire after the man refused to drop his weapon.

    The man, whose name has not been released, was brought to a hospital. His condition is not immediately known.

    • RiaD on September 17, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    or does this story sound strange?

    U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider says a lookout went out around 5 a.m. Friday for a man with a gun.

    a lookout???

    so this was part of a robbery?

    aren’t lookouts generally the bad guys??

    (but i woke very late & am quite groggy so i may be missing something)

  1. impresario of fear, Edgar.

         The fate of the country lie in two places.

        Neither are led by a singer, enjoy it for what it is, not for what you would like it to be.    

          The first is the government, strange to say. The legacy elected government plus the establishment power brokers who manage plus the financial plutocracy that wangled the death of capitalism. That’s the government; chaotic, conflicted and everything that people say it is.

          Remember capitalism? It used to be a functioning part of democracy, then democracy became a dysfunctional part of capitalism and then democracy became a vestige of profiteering.

         POTUS is the corporate lawyer in chief, elected officials have no room to compromise because they have been strong armed out of and sold that room to power and money interests.

         The second place is with people who manage to simply abandon supporting the political process, put time, energy and money directly into numerous, discreet efforts to maintain their communities. Obtain confidence from success and failure rather than cynicism from knowing it all and having nothing to show for it.

          I am talking about the struggle for human rights and social justice; feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, building playgrounds at your school, healing the sick, freeing the unjustly prosecuted and teaching the illiterate.

          Build hospitals and universities. Create partnerships to manufacture new energy like LEEDCO in Lake Erie. Take the burden of administering government programs by using non-profits. The legislators want that anyway so they do not have the responsibility to manage.

          Mature democracies are burdened by militarism, neo-colonialism, class disparity and the tendency to concentrate wealth and power, resulting in conservatism. The things that I see as being wrong occurred in this democracy.

            No ideologies needed except those that people hold important for themselves alone. There is no way I am going to subscribe to one. There is no civil way to enforce one.

           Get out of the politics box, the economics box or the God box, they cannot contain  this struggle. In fact, partisans perseverate in these ideologies like walking and spasticity in a neurological condition.

           Does it seem like I’m on your case? I am. I am trained to make people realize that they can walk on their own and stop feeling sorry for themselves. I know that you can do better and  really don’t care if you like me or not. This is serious, grown up stuff that you fucking with in front of me and I’m not ready to go away. I know that you can do better. You are not special until then.

  2. anything. For me, it is a fallacy of logic to use authority as a basis for truth. I think that is what you are doing.

        Bristle as you like, my comments are based on experience that I can document. You weren’t there to read some of his rather pissy psychological doggerel that was laid on me without knowing me at all. There was no attempt to  ask me questions.

       In fact, it was a question that he interpreted as passive aggressive that set him off rather than confronting the content of the question.

       Like I said, your loyalty is admirable, I think, your comments may be applicable if this were a 6th grade popularity contest. Is it?

         If Edger is an elder statesman of the blogosphere, yours is the first hint of it that I’ve had.

       I continue to run into his opinions, I mostly do not comment but I did on this last thread, as you said, it left me a bit tetchy.

       People are welcome to their opinions but when they lay their logic out in a forum like this and it is open to challenge, I welcome the opportunity to disagree and have a dialogue.

       IMO, that is not what has taken place and from what you have told me, I feel like I am dealing with one of the worst of the 7 deadly sins; pride and false pride at that.

  3. when actually they should sprinkle tofu in our path.

    That cretin didn’t steal the election, he wasn’t that smart. SCOTUS stole it for him and the miscreants who funded him.

    The only reason that I was politically savvy was I woke one morning in Columbus, Ohio,  spring 1970 with troops on the street corners, I doubt if they’ll be dumb enough to ever do that again.

    People have enough freedom to believe that they can protest, lef or right. Of course it doesn’t mean diddly.

    That is my message. When people say that we have to get organized,and only Democrats are welcome to help tear something down. I could puke. That era ended. It only lasted about 15 years. I do not mind that people are politically ignorant, I mind that people think they are politically savvy.

    No one here is ever saying, lets build a playground and anyone is welcome. That is not sexy, hip or au courant. Except if they all want to build a playground and they all have different belief system, they can learn to live with their differences to get the playground built. That is the democracy that Democrats are sayingthey want but they are so busy bellowing that I think they only like the sound of their own voice.

    Goddam

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