The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Years Day

Happy New Years day to all in the blogosphere.  The new year promises to be full of trials and tribulations as several democrat processes are slated to start making their presence felt from Obamacare to the liberal attempt to subvert the 2nd amendment.  From EPA mandates to a myriad of taxes from sequestrian this year will be an eventful year.  The upshot is that freedom loving people are galvanized like never before.  A bulwark of freedom loving people have in the past saved this republic from harm and I am hopeful that this will continue.   I still believe in the optimism of the American people and the way of life.  That being said, we will be tested and like the steel sword that is fired and tempered, we will overcome the latest attempts by the liberal idiots and their followers to impose the will of the state on us.

"New Year's Day" is a song by rock band U2. It is on their 1983 album War and it was released as the album's lead single in January 1983. Written about the Polish Solidarity movement, "New Year's Day" is driven by Adam Clayton's distinctive bassline and The Edge's keyboard playing. It was the band's first UK hit single, peaking at #10 on the singles chart, #11 on the Dutch Top 40 and charting on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in their career. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine placed the single at #427 on their list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".[1] This song was also included in the Pitchfork 500.[2]

The video was one of their first to see heavy rotation on MTV. It was filmed in Sälen, Sweden in December 1982 and directed by Meiert Avis. The band only appeared in the performance scenes of the video as it was filmed in the dead of the Swedish winter. U2 guitarist Edge revealed in the official U2 biography that the four people riding on horseback in the video that appeared to be the four U2 members were in fact four Swedish teenage girls disguised as the members of U2 riding on horseback with masks over their faces. This was done as the band were frozen from shooting the video in sub-freezing temperatures the day before. Their biography states that Bono refused to wear any headgear despite the cold weather and had a lot of trouble mouthing the lyrics.[citation needed] The video also features footage of Soviet troops advancing in winter during World War II.
The video made its debut UK television broadcast on Friday 31 December 1982, on the Channel 4 music programme, 'The Tube'.[citation needed]
U2 allowed free-of-charge use of this song in a spot prepared by the European Commission. This clip published on YouTube shows a transformation of Poland in last 20 years mixed with short scenes from today’s Warsaw seen from a perspective of a 20-year-old woman.[13]

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