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Maybe it’s just the winter blahs.

Maybe it’s the approach of a milestone birthday.

Maybe it’s just a desire to be free from the knowledge of what lies ahead, both individually and for Western Civilization (such as it is at present).

Whatever it is, I find myself reduced to shaking my head over stories like this one, in which Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell says:

… in order to accomplish his plan, the government must have the ability to read all the information crossing the Internet in the United States in order to protect it from abuse. Congressional aides tell The Journal that they, too, are also anticipating a fight over civil liberties that will rival the battles over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Thinking that this excerpt had to be a misquote, tonight I read the article about McConnell in the current New Yorker

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Happy Birthday, Charlie


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Happy Birthday to the Greatest-

On your 80th, know that your music has inspired a Legion; Country Boys, Working Men, Fighting Men, and Men that don’t ask permission to do what it takes-

Nowhere in the Army did I not meet hard men who couldn’t sing along to The Devil Went Down to Georgia or In America, or felt the same feelings coming home from Iraq or Afghanistan as Still In Saigon.

But your best is not the awe-inspiring duels with your bandmates live or the thunderous energy you put into your work, it’s that you’re a man of faith and you mean exactly what you say.

On a day filled with so much evidence of the Lord’s Hand at work, as well as being your birthday, your rendition is needed more than ever-

How Great Thou Art

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