Morality is not determined by the church you attend nor the faith you embrace. It is determined by the quality of your character and the positive impact you have on those you meet along your journey
Beautiful! Had not heard of these guys and hope this hits the charts.
Sorry, O/T but timely. Thanks Jesse for allowing me to post this.Here's my post over at USA Today. I plan to leave similar posts at other media sites as well. If anyone else has the time and inclination to speak out on the issue of NBC exploiting our servicemen and women, please make your opinions known to others. I probably need to edit my post and make it more concise, but I won't because this is not a press release. It's from my heart. Thanks to all.Todd Palin was a registered member of a secessionist group, the Alaska Independence Party (AIP) for at least 7 years. The Party's sole reason for existence was to secede from the United States of America, and its hatred for the US federal government knew no limits. This is not a secret as it was revealed during the 2008 general election in which Obama/Biden defeated McCain/Palin as well as the nominees from all of the other political parties.Why NBC would not check the background of its participants invited to participate in this show? And if NBC actually did background checks, why would NBC want to include someone like Mr Palin in this type of show supposedly honoring our men and women in the armed services? This is an insult to military families everywhere. Keep the token donations to yourselves and save the millions in production costs and salaries to those like Mr Palin.The promotion and exploitation of jingoism by the News Networks and print media allowed corrupt forces within the Bush Administration to lead us into the boondoggle of the Iraq War. Shame on NBC for attempting to soften the public's perception of the sacrifices made by real young men and women of our armed forces by glorifying usage of the tools of war which are intended solely to kill other human beings. I guess the audiences are expected to sit in front of their TV's shouting "USA USA USA" as they watch these pretend warriors play soldier with some real soldiers who are being exploited and have apparently lost sight of what our nation's defense forces' mission really is.Shame on Wesley Clark. Shame on NBC. Shame on the Mark Burnett Productions. And shame on the advertisers supporting this nonsense. This isn't merely entertainment programming. It's a promotional vehicle for war and the tools of war, and it is shameful. This isn't about honoring US troops, or someone like Todd Palin would never be allowed near the set, most less actually hired and promoted as one of the "great Americans" on the show. I hope NBC hears from the families that have suffered casualties as well as the citizens who served their country and don't appreciate these efforts to cheapen their sacrifices by having a handful of marginal "stars" play soldiers for profit on a faux reality show. This is a travesty.--- Pokeyposted at usatoday.com Aug 14, 2012http://www.usatoday.com/life/columnist/criticscorner/story/2012-08-13/stars-earn-stripes-the-closer-grimm/57016084/1#uslPageReturn
Great post, Pokey! Post it far and wide, post it everywhere, email it to the network and the sponsors. Palin should not be allowed to sweep his checkered past under the rug.
Excellent comments re AIP/Toddler Palin. The ONLY thing I would add is that their founder's dying grump-laration "I've no use for America or her damned institutions" became their unofficial slogan. I might also point out specifically that AIP is a political party, not just some club. People need to know Todd chose AIP registration for over seven years INSTEAD OF the republican party, not "in addition to". Gryphen, this song is LOVELY! I am not familiar with the song or the singers but what a passionate and moving duet. I am going to try and find it on iTunes as soon as I finish posting this comment.
I always loved this song! I first heard it as a song on American Idol and hadn't heard it before then. Love it.
Beautiful and pure.
I believe this song is by the band Keane.
I too love this song and I love listening to an alto sing; there's so much more depth and nuance than a soprano. They did a wonderful job and the video is lovely too. Thanks for sharing.
Check this out Gryphen. Not sure how old the article is. It just shows that it's time for everyone to push back against any kind of bigotry.http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/08/gay-and-proud-in-uganda.html#slide_ss_0=2
Never heard the song before but oh how beautiful. Thanks for sharing it!
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