Archive for the ‘Ahmadinejad’ Category
The salient point I’m about to serve up is not original. It is not mine, I just happen to enthusiastically agree.
Names have not been changed to protect a single asshole.
Off we go.
If I hear another Republican dipshit criticize Obama’s reaction to the the Iranian election clusterfuck, when they all know as well as anyone else, for us to intervene or interfere anymore than we have is counter to foreign policy 101, with a country like Iran who’s history we’ve meddled in disastrously, I’ll projectile puke.
Shut up you idiots. Our Man’s course of action is obvious, informed and reasonable. What would you have him do?
Ridiculous and absurd. Their own people asking us not to wade into their affairs again. They are grateful for our support. Yet they understand better than the royal “we”, that any influence perceived as American fuel in this struggle will dilute it and ultimately disease it.
Iranians and Americans cannot afford for American government to be a component of this struggle. It would ruin it. It’s that simple.
The douchebags that persist in shouting that crap from the roof tops aren’t doing favors for anyone. McCain, Bill Bennett, Lindsey Graham and Newt. A message that only falls on the ears of the great unwashed. The lowest common denominator. The deaf. The stupid. The under informed. The arrogant jingo assholes who think it’s our duty to force our bullshit on every other camper.
Work with me, it was this exact thinking that got us into the trouble we’re in now.
I’m here to tell you that terrorists will not be killing you in your bed. They really are the least of our worries and even that’s an accident. If you’re on a list as a suspected terrorist, your biggest problem will be boarding a commercial airliner. The least of your inconveniences are buying guns or explosives. If you are an evil doer (love those two words), your best bet is some destruction at home as opposed to interstate travel. Our advice to you is to shit where you eat. The current terrorist watch list of more than a million members, does not prevent anyone from purchasing guns or even explosives, interstate travel however, is far more difficult.
You bet. Yeah baby we’re on it. Fear not, the NRA has your back.
It’s a goddamn joke and we are pigs.
God has not even dick to do with it.
An election was stolen from the Iranian people. They are indignant and I understand. I think they just might be an example to us. C’mon. Their bravery is awesome. We have been giant vaginas. Forgive the gender aspect. I’m just saying.
We should stay out of it for obvious reasons and let them show us how it’s done.
I’m getting tired of American hubris. Who the fuck do we think we are?
Drinks for my friends.
More than a little pensive.
The citizens of Iran have a profoundly legitimate beef. One of the best kind. Noble and justified. An obviously rigged election. Blatant. Ridiculous. The turn out was over 120%. Bullshit is the given.
Tomorrow may inform us of eventual fate. The Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, deigned to wade in today on the Sabbath, by vehicle of his scheduled sermon. Just another day of worship. He was clear: Those who “take wrong measures which are harmful, they will be held accountable for all violence.” He called President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad “the absolute victor” in last week’s election…..” -CNN.com
I’m spooked. The difference between these human events and Tiananmen Square for example, is that despite the Iranian government’s game face and perseverant campaign to control information, this revolution just may be televised. Forgive my trite. I’m not here to obviate something so big and ripe. I fear what happens next. Both sides are more than aware that the entire world watches.
The chances of a fistfight are always multiplied by an audience. Always.
The Ayatollah didn’t merely draw a line in the sand. He came out with serious lumber. He tells the people of Iran that they are welcome to test his bat. He tells them it will be ugly. I’m really afraid of that. I think it’s quite likely. Man, I hope not. Did you know that Iran is arguably the most pro-American country in the entire region? These people are in trouble and I doubt they will walk away. There will be blood. There already has been.
Iranians are not pussies.
Our Man’s facility with it all has been pitch perfect. He understands that any movement in Iran perceived as being fomented or even endorsed by the US government is a guarantee it will sink under that weight. The asshat Republicans shouting jingoistic bullshit from the rooftops are posturing with lamentable irresponsibility. Man I hate these pricks. No compassion, zero sensibility, reckless abandon in pursuit of grandeur. Shut the fuck up.
Iran is a modern society. It has a vibrant and youthful population, progressive by regional standards. Amazingly, a huge chunk of them don’t hate us. Really.
My fear is that the Iranian people will suffer for whatever they do tomorrow. For years.
It is the covert option that most media fails to talk about. I’m afraid they will be picked off at random, regardless of participation, until, you know, morale improves. I don’t see tanks but I do see terror. For years. They know full well, both sides get it. Tomorrow is going to be interesting.
See, we’re all just citizens of the world. After the sun impregnates the horizon and the stars come out, the day is done and we are all the same. We really are all the same. I live in a big city so ethnic diversity is but a part of my coat of many colors. Whether your thing is prayer or the power of positive thinking, it’s time to do a little dance.
Wisdom, safety and support to the people of Iran.
And, um, fuck the Ayatollah.
Drinks for my friends.
Today I learned of the existence of baconnaise.
This brought courtesy of The Daily Show.
I’m broke as fuck but I’m headed to Ralph’s first thing to get me some. I’ve still got quarters. Sounds like the world’s ultimate condiment to me. Oh my. The possibilities boggle. With french fries or on a sandwich. Combined with sour cream and chives for dipping. Inside a doughnut. Fish & chips? With a squirt of lemon? This shit is huge. Could be the best thing since Bob’s Bleu Cheese Dressing.
Nevermind I said that. Blasphemy.
Sheezus, I’m ashamed.
So you know, I’m pretty sure the Bob’s gave me the crapanacious the other night when I combined it with generic Doritos. We’re talking volume and velocity. I was impressed. Prodigious thrust.
Baconnaise. Fuck me. Gonna be a really big show.
More important was a segment that succeeded in contrasting the reality of the Iranian people with what we’ve been sold and bought under Dumbya. Most of us were already aware of this despicable gulf between a dictated perception and actual opinions of the people and the events on the ground in Iran.
Don’t forget the great unwashed.
McCain infamously sang the bomb, bomb, bomb……bomb bomb Iran song while campaigning for President just last year. The Bush administration had an embarrassingly obvious hard on for Iran for at least it’s last four years. The same kind your Black Lab or Irish Setter wags in front of everybody at every gathering you ever host.
I like girl cats.
This is why they fear Obama. It’s hope. And fear. And no more of that other shit. With dignity and wisdom he stays out of it almost entirely. Has the State Department ask Twitter to reschedule some maintenance hours. He’s on it and staying out of it. Nice.
The net effect really does reflect the quality of cheese in hand. Smooth.
What we have here is a failure to communicate.
Then a successful communication because of a complex humiliation. The previous administration is really hoping we don’t remember glimpsing their lipstick penises at picnics. Iran is not a monster. They want the same things we do. To live long and prosper. In peace.
The unwashed loathe Obama because he’s seen their penises and they haven’t seen his. They would have him be the Bull in the China shop in Iran. They pretend to not understand how stupid that is. To not remember the chaos that was wrought from their ludicrous lockstep loyalty to the biggest collection of assholes in history.
Refuse to remember how we were on the verge of war with yet another nation the represented no threat at all to us.
Goddamn these guys are stupid.
All this illumination for the masses from Comedy Central. As opposed to any news network. That really is my point here. So much energy spent to dehumanize these people and they show us in a flash that they may just be more courageous and sincere than we can boast of being.
We are far from real. Not even close. The Iranian people show us. Hundreds of thousands marching silently. When the guns of the government appear, they sit where they stood, in silence. Tens of thousands. Hundreds of thousands. Awesome.
The disparity between Mirhossein Mousavi and Ahmadinejad is far narrower than between Obama and McCain. Forgive me, at least on the surface.
The most compelling aspects are not on the evening news. Most of US don’t even know. A whole row of teeth that will be given away here. Twenty million people will chew wrong if they don’t play this game exactly right.
One way or another.
Courage be to you people.
I am impressed.
Drinks for my friends.
Ever since the bastard visited the worst kind of yellow journalism on Ahmadinejad last year, I’ve had a black place for him in my mind. I’m no fan of that shit Ahmadinejad, but Pelley’s questions were pregnant with flawed assumption and bullshit jingoism.
I enjoy 60 Minutes. Often brilliant. Yet, Pelley in particular, when reporting on all matters of war and foreign affairs, consistently misses the point. He did it again tonight. He grilled a soldier who’d never seen combat, thrust into the hottest of zones, over his actions and command in Haditha, Iraq after a vehicle in his convoy had been blown sky high and his men had come under fire in an urban enviroment.
Within minutes, his unit had killed twenty four Iraqi civilians.
It happened that fast, so yeah, mistakes were made.
Pelley plumbed the depths for an explanation of the recklessness and the degree of remorse. Of course, Robert Wuterich was more than sorry, but he said that under the conditions he could not imagine doing anything differently. It was chaos.
Wuterich will face courtmartial for the events of that day.
He said something like he never intended to go murder people in their houses, it’s what happened as he acted according to the way he was trained. He did not intend to be responsible for the deaths of twenty four civilians.
I’m not excusing it or them, I’m just saying it was close to impossible.
It’s all completely beside the point.
Dick-in-Bush are the criminals. Condi and Rummy et. al.
By some estimates, over a million Iraqi civilians have been killed as a result of American military operations in Iraq.
So, somebody please explain what the point could possibly be for prosecuting a soldier for murder under the circumstances they found themselves in. Circumstances our President and his cavalcade of greedy neoconservative douchebags have immersed our soldiers in. Sunk them in, so that many can barely breathe.
This is fucked up. America seeks to prosecute soldiers for a split second decision when they are surrounded by an enemy that is indistinguishable from the populace. A child, a woman or an old man may be pregnant with fifty pounds of exposives under traditional garb.
Congruent to Abu Ghraib, where guards were persecuted and prosecuted for an ethic of permissable torture and degradation that originated and was fomented in the highest corridors of power of the United States military authority.
It’s a goddamn joke. And it makes me want to puke. Engineer the clusterfuck and then hold the actors you cast in the ridiculous play responsible for the words you put in their mouths and the deeds you script in black and white.
Man, I hate these guys.
Where do they hope this sort of precedent will lead? Irresponsible. Unconscionable. Stupid and entirely without accountability or compassion.
They have destroyed everything. The trust and will of the world and the will and trust of the people of this country, undermined and sick.
Thus far, accountability has gone as far as soldiers and guards. That, boys and girls, is really bad news.
Allow me to recommend “The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder” by Vincent Bugliosi.
Forgive me, but how many morons are holding out for McCain? Seriously. You people are killing me.
Drinks for my friends.
60 Minutes has been the best show on network television for a lot longer than I can remember.
My least favorite crew member has always been Scott Pelley. Ever since he clumsily hammered Ahmadinejad when he visited last year, my disdain for him has swollen. He lacks suspension of disbelief. Seems like a dipshit sometimes.
I like that Anderson Cooper has joined. I’m thinking he should be Crew Chief of The Month. Brass rectangle added to the plaque and all.
I miss Ed Bradley. He was the coolest.
I realize that Pelley was probably put up to it by some CBS swine executive for mere schadenfreude. I still loathe him for it. It was dishonest on a global level.
Anyway, Prick JR. parked one tonight with his interview of George Piro. Mr. Piro was our government’s lead interrogator of Saddam Hussein. Absolutely compelling and fascinating. Enough for me to realize I was mouth breathing. What a coup for The Columbia Broadcasting System.
It was excellent TV; that’s all I’m saying.
Now. As you now know, Mr Obama prevailed spectacularly in South Carolina last night. My skirt is lifted by this gust of change.
I said early on that a black man with a last name that rhymes with Osama and a middle name that is Hussein, has virtually no chance of being President of The United States of America. I said that because I believed America to be sicker than she was.
I’m happy to be wrong. Very happy to be wrong.
There is a very tangible possibility that America will soon have it’s first Black President. I’m excited about this because it may just mean that American heads and hearts aren’t where I thought they were. Could it be these dark days were catalyst enough for some general epiphany?
Could this just be the right man for the right time?
I am happy to be wrong.
Let me just say this. We know know that MLK wasn’t perfect and JFK was barely able to maintain orbit. Then there’s Big Bad Bill. Bill was not your run of the mill house afire. I don’t give a mad fuck about that kinda shit.
I am concerned about Barack’s potential for efficacy. I’m not concerned about Hillary’s. She’ll get shit done. I worry about just how and where and what, however.
I digress. I am pleased and excited. Good stuff going on in America and I’m confident it’s indicative of an improving state of mind and over all better mental health.
Every effort has been made to slam our minds shut for the better part of eight years and a great many succumbed. Despite all that, we seem to be waking. Minds seem to be opening.
This man Obama can certainly be the wind to blow piss back into the faces of the complacent, apathetic and ignorant. The greedy and the powerful.
Make no mistake, if America elects this man, the entire world will exhale and relax a little. They will. That’s what I’m talking about.
I can’t know how well he would govern us. But he is smart, wise and confident. I am impressed. He is as real as they get on a stage so elevated.
For what it’s worth, George W. Bush is real too, he’s just really stupid.
Drinks for my friends.
Allow me to come at you correct, Ahmadinejad is not the most savory character on the world stage these days. He is in fact, a punk ass bitch. He’s a micro-penis in the power structure of his own country. He holds no currency. And, he’s a dipshit. He says they don’t have gays in his country, despite the fact than one can be executed for it.
Oh, and he questions the Holocaust.
However, he’s on the world stage and he regularly commands a spotlight. His influence over Sunnis in the Arab world is powerful, yet callow. He is extraordinarily well educated, accomplished and probably very smart.
He knows what he’s doing.
The stupid among you will be smug in your estimation that a savage dared to visit our shores and summarily had his ass handed to him.
He already knows what you think and you just spent three days with his hand up your ass. That, is why he came.
By the way, you guys did great. Your jingoistic outraged hubris was spot on. When the president of Columbia university lacks the basic courage to respond to Ahmadinejad’s remarks after the fact, as opposed to engaging in sophomoric rhetoric and insults before he utters a single word, it’s obvious there’s still a majority in this country that can’t get enough Kool Aid.
While America stands with hands on hips and thinks that we showed that bastard, and who the fuck did he think he was anyway, the rest of the world bowed it’s head and shook it.
More than a few covered their eyes.
“A man walks down the street
He says why am I short of attention
Got a short little span of attention
And woe my nights are so long
Where’s my wife and family
What if I die here
Who’ll be my role model
Now that my role model is
He ducked back down the alley
With some roly-poly little bat-faced girl
All along along
There were incidents and accidents
There were hints and allegations” – Paul Simon
Soon we will have been in Iraq for FIVE YEARS. Already longer than the big one.
Every aspect of this clusterfuck has played underneath and just behind the proscenium of a short attention span theater. Dumbsfeld said weeks, maybe months. All these years and it’s still unmitigated chaos. And it’s costing in excess of 700 million dollars a day.
A brief caveat: Today Dumbya vowed to veto a bill that would increase health care for uninsured children.
You have got to be fucking kidding me.
Now, imagine if you will, that this same scenario was taking place in Canada. Would we be selling them arms? No. We would be giving them away. Or maybe selling them to both sides because we’re dirty, filthy, greedy pigs.
You can bet your ass we’d be involved. Neck deep. So Ahmadinejad gets torn apart for wading into the power vacuum that we left behind out of myopic stupidity right next door to his house.
Is our attention span so short that we’ve forgotten that we made this goddamn mess? We made this mess with a country that didn’t have dick to do with the original mess. Mess O’ Patamia.
The only hope of stabilizing the region at all is to initiate a dialog with Ahmadinejad’s bosses. Quit kicking the little bastard and take his country seriously.
I was really looking forward to the interview with Christiane Amanpour on CNN. After 60 Minutes and the debacle at Columbia I was anticipating a more level, if still American, stage.
It didn’t happen. Ahmadinejad had already accomplished what he came here to do. In spades. He didn’t come here to talk to us. He came here to talk to the rest of the world in front of us and despite us.
Predictably and infuriatingly, we played the straight man. Well done, assholes. I predict you’ll be sorry.
Drinks for my friends.
I need to point some shit out.
Tempted by the fruit of another
So, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran took the podium at Columbia University today.
Before he takes the mic, he’s pretty much savaged by the dickhead in charge. Didn’t they invite him? He’d already had his ass handed to him by 60 Minutes.
And then well, he stood up and said some really ridiculous shit and they laughed at him. He has some serious sack, this pious fuck, but he’s still a bit of a douchebag.
This pissing match between him and Dumbya is a little like a bare knuckle fist fight between a pair of geriatric invalids. It’s kinda funny. I picture them naked except for huge saggy diapers.
Yep, silly, pointless and a little tragic. Neither one holds all the cards, and neither one wields the power of their respective regimes. Punch and Judy.
People in either country think they’re both assholes.
Lest we forget, Ahmadinejad is next door to the worlds biggest conflagration/power vacuum. He may be stupid but he plays because he’s living on the slope of an active, lava filled, geopolitical zit.
Don’t blame him for attempting to influence the flow of puss from the boil America picked at.
He’s here, but so far he’s talking to and playing for, his own people. Meanwhile, we don’t talk to very many besides our own either. We sure as hell don’t talk to Iran.
What if we did?
What if we tried being friends instead of arrogant red neck war mongering ignorant pricks? See, right or wrong that’s the path that they have been led down. That is what they think.
Bear in mind that Iran is fairly progressive society in the context of that region. And although it’s people regard some of our policies as idiotic, let’s face it some are, they don’t hate Americans.
Not yet anyway. Dick-in-Bush are doing their damndest to squander that goodwill.
“Comb your hair and paint and powder you act proud and I’ll act prouder
You sing loud and I’ll sing louder tonight we’re settin’ the woods on fire
You’re my gal and I’m your feller dress up in my frock and yeller
I’ll look swell but you’ll look sweller settin’ the woods on fire………..”
It’s absurd. Still, I’m a little giddy over the anticipated catfight tomorrow at the UN. Perhaps Douchebag and Dumbya will compare dicks and we can all move on.
I don’t intend to paint this embroglio as anything but really goddamn serious, because if we initiate hostilities with Iran we really are ‘arrogant red neck war mongering ignorant pricks’.
Allow me to be clear:
Attacking Iran, while we’re losing two other wars in the region, at the same time Iran exerts far more influence in the way bigger of the two conflicts than we do, is an unbelievably stupid idea.
See, despite the fact that our ground forces are a blister about to burst, there is an assload of 21st century firepower parked in the gulf right at the end of Iran’s front sidewalk.
The Navy is all fresh and ready to fuck something up. And they will. The first part will be over in a few weeks, just like both forays into Iraq.
And then, best case scenario is an even more pissed off and far larger nest of wasps who can’t wait to kill Americans any way they can.
Worst case scenario is complete chaos. Lotsa nukes over there kids.
That’s ok with Dumbya and Douchebag. They both get a little moisture over the apocolypse.
It’s gonna be great. The nighttime footage will be spectacular.
Drinks for my friends.
60 Minutes tonight delivered a message to the President of Iran on behalf of Dumbya “You’ve made terrible choices for your people, you’ve isolated your nation, you’ve taken a nation of proud and honorable people and made your country the pariah of the world”.
This guy, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is a jackass. But is he any more of a jackass than our own president?
The Iranian president’s response should have been that he could say exactly the same of President Bush.
Certainly, as recent polls attest, Western Europe now believes that Dick-in-Bush and therefore America, are THE greatest threat to security and peace in the world today.
I pointed it out just a few days ago and tonight 60 Minutes put it out there. Russia is back and they don’t give a mad fuck about democracy.
Yeah, so the Fed cut interest rates. Band aid. Don’t forget that move simultaneously devalues the dollar; you know, the currency rapidly on it’s way to being worth the same as a peso?
Watch commodities like gold and oil. Can you say ‘recession’?
It’s kinda weird, but the Lyndon LaRouche people call me every few weeks. They called Friday night and they tell me the states are panicking over the subprime meltdown. Meanwhile it’s already on our backburner. The stockmarket bounced back didn’t it?
Oh, and China is propping us up while getting ready to strangle us for resources.
Then there’s the two wars we’re losing at $700 million a day and the one we’re lusting after in that country just to the right of the one we’re a sucking chest wound in this very evening.
You all know how we got here, but where do we go from here?
I don’t really know either. I just wanted to interrupt your Sunday evening repose with a reminder. Kucinich is my man but he stands the same chance as a fart in a whirlwind. Hillary will be a kinder gentler new boss but same as the old boss.
As much as I hate to say it, I think hope still has a home in the legislative branch. As the train speeds along the tracks this evening, she’s pointed to a Democratic executive, most likely the wife of William Jefferson Clinton.
Now, the Democrats are notorious dipshits, and they could screw this up, fail to heed an order to stop the silver bullet for a bus full of neoconservative, fundamentalist, evangelical born again christian fetuses with various disabilities, freshly aborted, for example. And the spectacular collision footage with fire and oversized heads flying everywhere will be played ad nauseum by mainstream media with even more graphic footage on the internet.
If that happens, no one will pay attention to eyewitness accounts that Sekletor Guiliani was seen at the crossing holding a mysterious handheld clumsy black box with a giant antennae while wearing his standard rictus grin.
I’m starting to wonder if the only answer is to support an even further sea change in the legislative branch. I’m getting tired of hearing Biden and friends pissing & moaning about not enough votes as an excuse for not taking off the gloves and getting down in the goddamn mud. Hey Joe, you want more of your own next November? Start swinging now. You and Reid. He used to box you know. By the way, you won’t be getting the nomination.
I don’t care about religious denomination; whether Democrat or Republican matters less each day. All I want to know is if you’re rational, truthfull and truly patriotic. Patriotic as in, let’s call an end to this failed avaricious exercise, spending lives and money we don’t have and bring these unfortunate kids home.
Then, I don’t know, explore the diplomatic tip with the same brand of conviction?
It sounds kinda weak, I know. But it would be pretty handy to be able to say to Congress, “Shut the fuck up. Do what we tell you, you’re out of excuses”.
Face it, no matter what happens, our arsonists laureate are determined to bequeath a clusterfuck. This, is the only certain thing. So, the the time to figure out what to do with said clusterfuck is today.
My suggestion is to start looking hard at your elected representatives. Starting today.
Drinks for my friends.
“There’s an old saying in Tennessee â€” I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee â€” that says, fool me once, shame on â€” shame on you. Fool me â€” you can’t get fooled again.”
I just can’t stand it.
Here we go again.
I’m gonna ramble a little. Pontificate if you will. Well, rant.
The Bush doctrine of preemptive war has reared it’s ugly head again.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has never threatened another country with nuclear weapons. He has in fact, never so much as expressed a desire for them. His simply stated goal has been to develop nuclear energy for his people.
If you wonder why an oil rich state in an oil rich region would want to develop alternative energy sources, it is because they are not stupid. The less oil they use, the more they can sell.
By the way, he never said that Israel should be wiped off the the face of the earth. Watch this. Then read this.
Our own CIA says that IF Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program, they have no evidence, that they are least five, if not ten years away from producing a single nuclear device. Of course, they could be wrong, as a key figure for determining proliferation of this kind in the region, one Vallery Plame, was exposed in a meretricious smear perpetrated by the very administration seeking aggression of this preemptive brand against said country.
I stand slack jawed. Agape and unconsciously leaking copious amounts of drool on my frilly liberal blouse at their audacity, their ostentatious vigor in pursuit of the most astounding duplicity ever witnessed by a civilized people.
As a platform, Dumbya used the state of the union address, to advance his diabolical agenda. And now that disingenuous, corporatist bitch Hillary Clinton, is standing along side rattling sabers and gnashing teeth with the usual asshats McCain and Lieberman.
“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me” – chief engineer Scott from The Starship Enterprise. Wake the fuck up people. Iran represents no more of a threat to you or me or anyone else in the world than Iraq did. And look where that got us.
And now our arsonists laureate, Dick-in-Bush, seek with marvelous composure, to send more child warriors. To throw good money after bad. They endeavor to convince us that grinding salt and ground glass into this gaping wound we have opened will make a difference. Indeed, they endorse escalating the scale of death and destruction. More American kids will die and many more innocent Iraqis will die in a shitstorm of our ruler’s own device.
As I write this, a second aircraft carrier task force speeds towards the gulf. Our military has begun to train sailors to fight on the ground. The army is advertising $40,000 signing bonuses. We are preparing to bomb the shit out of more brown people.
And they tell us twenty thousand, when what they are clearly saying is as many as forty eight thousand. Combat troops require support troops. And those support troops are just as likely to die, lose a limb or come home brain damaged as those doing the fighting.
Against all advice. Against the will of the people. Against all good and common sense.
And in the news today, our legislative branch has taken it upon iteslf to smite any debate over the language for a non binding resolution to express polite dissatisfaction for all of this.
I can’t stand it.
“Woe to you, Oh Earth and Sea,
for the Devil sends the beast with wrath,
because he knows the time is short…
Drinks for my friends.