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Over in America, home of the free
Land of unlimited opportunity
People in the streets protest whatever they can
While over in Iraq and Afghanistan
The brave, far from home, are standing tall
toeing the line, so they can have it all
Some like to complicate it but it's simple to me
They're making noise, we're making history
We're making history
They're making noise
We're facing the fire
They're playing with toys
Nobody ever said
That it would be easy
They're making noise
While we're making history
Some would like to tell you that we can't get it done
Some would like to think that it's time to cut and run
Me I like to finish something once I've begun
And I don't think I'm the only one
Here making history, hearing the noise
of louder things, bigger things, things that destroy
Things you'd never want to see on your street
Things you might call the price of defeat
So forgive me if I come home a little annoyed
I've been making history while you were making noise
Iraq, May 2007
After effects of the Toby Keith concert: Wrote this country music song while driving around in my humvee. Maybe later I'll work out the guitar part and record.
I think you should record it or sell it to Toby Keith and have him record it cause it is an awesome song. Not to mention it is sooo truePosted by Earl Sullivan Jr at May 25, 2007 01:23 AM
I like this poem! I like this poem alot!!
LorinPosted by Lorin Friesen at May 25, 2007 01:30 PM
Good words, can't wait to hear how it sounds to you in your head.Posted by Barb at May 25, 2007 02:09 PM
What Earl said!Posted by syn at May 25, 2007 02:16 PM
I like it! (no suprise)Posted by Lisa in DC at May 25, 2007 09:44 PM
Once again, you show your disdain for America, Americans and all we stand for. You belittle those who may have a different opinion than you and you chastise them for "making noise" about it.
If you hate America so much, why don't you just stay in Iraq? Here is your big opportunity to make a dictatorship in your image. In fact, if you stayed there and never came back, that would be fine with me since you hate us "noise makers" so much.
I can't help but wonder though that maybe those two soldiers would be found by now and that maybe less soldiers would be killed by now if their officers did not go around writing songs while they were "driving around in their humvees".Posted by Kevin at May 26, 2007 11:28 AM
Kevin, you idiot! Do you think every officer in Iraq is responsible for the missing men? Have you been there? What you do is helping the ones who captured them. Give yourself a pat on the back for that. What do you do to help America? What is your contribution to the world?Posted by Grannylu at May 27, 2007 03:53 PM
I actually don't remember anywhere in Greyhawk's song that he said you didn't have the right to protest. Get you facts straight before you make assertions. What he did say is you are "making noise". In other words, he doesn't share your opinion about the war. What I think is sick is how you could assert that he HATES America just b/c he doesn't like your protests or believe in them. You sure you wouldn't like to call him a baby killer or join forces with Rosie and call him a terrorist also. Oh, I'm sorry you already have that covered with your comparison of Greyhawk and the rest of his ilk (i.e. the military men and women) to Nazis.Posted by SpectreCode at May 28, 2007 06:53 AM
Because SpecreCode wrote his comment on my blog as well, I went back to reread my posting on my blog. He/She accused me of claiming Greyhawk said I did not have the right to protest.
I reread my posting and NO WHERE on my blog did I make that claim. I said he holds disdain for protesters and belittles them but no where did I say Greyhawk claimed we did not have the right.
So, I assumed since SpectreCode must have seen this somewhere, I went to my comment here to just see what the hell he/she was talking about. Did I make the claim here?
Well, no. I reread my comment here and never once said Greyhawk said that. So, in the words of the Caveman on the Geico commercial, my response to SpectraCode is:
WHAT?? What the hell are you talking about?? Are you just making things up to argue against?Posted by Kevin at May 28, 2007 02:41 PM
I actually don't remember anywhere in Kevin's post where he stated that Greyhawk said Americans don't have the right to protest.
Get all your facts straight before you make assertions. And maybe don't do the very thing you accus others of doing, yeah? Just a suggestion if you don't want to look ignorent or like a hippocrate.
No wonder we're still in Iraq, and it's been longer than we were in WWII.
Everyone here supports the troops. But the only remaining supporters of this failed "plan" are folks like you and Greyhawk - along with draft-dodgers Bush and Cheney. You're in good company, mate.Posted by Steve at May 28, 2007 03:02 PM
I apologize. Maybe I read into your comments too much. But when you throw around words like "disdain" and "hates america", then you state, "He would prefer it to be some kind of dictatorship where it is made in his image." It just seems kind of implied that you think he would like all of you to "go away". Last time, I checked most dictators didn't look too favorably on dissenting views, just ask Saddam.
But what I think is funny is how hypocritical you are. You say "He hates dissent, he hates protests, he hates anything that does not support his jackbooted idea of what America should be." Yet this is exactly how you treat his opinion. You use allusions to dictatorship, hating America, and Nazism in you description of him and his opinions and others that happen to share his view. I certainly believe he has earned the right to not agree with you ideas. I believe he has the right to assert that they are "noise". Just like it is your right to use off-hand, emotional charged words like "Nazi" and "dictatorship" At least, he has enough respect to temper his words when describing the "dissenting" view.
Oh BTW, I loved the slander you wrote about John McCain:
"In a guest appearance today, John McCain decided he wanted to kill some innocent American soldiers. As a result of his stupid and inane remarks such as, "Voting against Iraq is like a vote of surrender" (Paraphrase), six more soldiers were killed.
Thanks to Senator John McCain, our soldiers are being killed at break neck speed. McCain is a killer and for his performance he wins an honorary "George W. Bush War Criminal" award."
Who hates dissent?? Who shows disdain??
"In this posting he, once again, describes how protesters are just "making noise" and he is making history. This LTC HATES America. He would prefer it to be some kind of dictatorship where it is made in his image. Instead of saying to the protesters, "Congratulations for exercising your right" he just degrades them.
Yes, Mudville and his ilk are making history in much the same way Nazi Germany made history: It is BAD history, believe me."
Last I checked I wasn't your mate.
Maybe you shouldn't assert what my beliefs are, mate! You don't know me and know nothing about my beliefs, mate!Posted by SpectreCode at May 28, 2007 05:32 PM
Wow, lighten up, Francis. Look at all them exclamation points.
Didn't feel your response was strong enough to post both here as well as at the Command TOC like you did before? It appears you can point fingers of blame over there, but ya just can't admit a mistake back where them godless liberals might read it, eh? S'okay, most neocons are the same.
Even still, you're my mate. Unlike you and ol' Greyhawk, us good Christian folks love America and all Americans - even if and especially when they disagree with us. Give Paine a read sometime.
But it's Memorial Day so thanks for any service you might have and God Bless.Posted by Steve at May 29, 2007 01:49 AM
Greyhawk - fine job. The prior comment about you sending those words on to Toby Keith was spot-on!
Your love of America is apparent to all who share that fellow-feeling with you.Posted by Beth* A. at May 29, 2007 06:20 PM Hide Comments | Show/Add Comments in Popup Window(13) | (Note: You must refresh main page to view newly posted comments here)