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Saturday, October 25, 2008

WFRL: I Got a Thing


Funkadelic ~ I Got a Thing ~ 1970


The Weakly Reporter


Merrie Melodies ~ The Weakly Reporter
1944

Missing Links: We're the Feral Fuhkawee!


Sly & the Family Stone
Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey

Europe's Sorry Lesson
What this guy does not seem to realize or care to admit is EUROPE'S SORRY LESSON is an object lesson for America that America has totally ignored. Matter of fact we are capitulating as a rate hitherto unknown in the universe. Get the so-smarts on it, stat. We may be breaking some laws of physics here. America is ignoring all her object lessons with breakneck speed. Seems like we just can't WAIT to be Post America. Not me MFers, not me. You can keep the potato. I ain't shooting your One World Hopium. Not now, not ever.

Oil prices fall despite OPEC cut

He wanted to go to the OPEC meeting maybe?

A man was detained Friday at a Moscow airport after allegedly threatening to hijack a flight from southern Russia to the capital, Russian news agencies reported.
The low-fare airline Sky Express was carrying 130 passengers when a man shouting "Allah Akbar" demanded the plane from the Black Sea resort of Sochi to Moscow divert to Vienna, a law enforcement source told Interfax news agency.
Later, the news agency quoted a law enforcement source as saying the disruption had been caused by "a drunk passenger who decided he wanted to take control of the plane."
All your booze belong to the Sudanese Islamic Authorities

Giant German Mosque Debuts Manyana

A famous preacher told me that he heard a speaker giving a Friday sermon in a small room in London and calling for the establishment of an Islamic caliphate.

FROM THE YALE DAILY NEWS:
Ahmed: ‘Hussein’ should be a point of pride for Obama George W Bush
Dick Cheney
Bill Clinton
Gerald Ford

UN chief says drastic action needed
Naturally!

GWB to host one world koom bah humbugfest on 11/15
They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast

UN asks nuke states to work toward nuclear disarmament

Now where have I heard that before?

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

US Air Force Creates Global Strike Command for Nuclear Weapons

QUICK! ACT NOW WHILE EVERYONE IS BLIND WITH PANIC!
Asian and European Union leaders on Saturday called for the international community to act quickly and decisively at a conference on responses to the global financial crisis next month in Washington."We have all understood that it would not be possible simply to meet and have a conversation," French President Nicolas Sarkozy said of the planned summit on the crisis on November 15.
Palestinian sources: Abbas-Olmert meeting postponed

Fatah enters Hebron in "security drive"

Israel submits security plan for withdrawal from West Bank

Pastor John Hagee to give $9.5 million to Israel

Obama: Radical Socialist, the evidence
Not that any of you entranced Obamaphiles give a rats ass, since you are all thoroughly hypnotized and completely cowed by the idea that opposing him in any way makes you a "racist". What is silly about this article is that they write of their fears that Obama will install Socialist policies and destroy Capitalism. LOL! Tovarich Bushki and Czar Paulson have already done this. Obama, if he takes the seat, will merely CONTINUE it. And so will McCain, just more covertly, and at a different rate of speed. Wake up America. The damage is DONE, already, it has ALREADY BEGUN. And the guy WE voted for did it. Wake up!
BIRDS OF A STATIST FEATHER
The McCain campaign has taken to calling Barack Obama a socialist. This is neither as derogatory as McCain's handlers seem to think nor as baseless as Obama supporters would like U. S. voters to believe. Yes, Senator Obama is something of a socialist. So is Senator McCain.

GOP Leader Asked To Resign After Calling Obama A "Muslim Socialist"

Vote Obama - Don't be a Racist!

Israel expects Washington to initiate direct talks with Iran if Obama is elected

Iran Endorses Obama

Iran holding American student in prison

Bahrain stresses gas deal with Iran

Russian Arms Exporter Sanctioned Over Iran

Russia's foreign ministry slams US sanctions


Russia to thrash out measures to regulate oil supply globally


Georgia accuses Russia of blowing up Abkhaz bridge

GAZPROM SEDUCING ROMANIAN GOVERNMENT


Romania opens door to Gazprom pipeline

Gazprom into Alaska Chukchi exploration?

Gazprom, BP and TNK-BP Alliance Potential
They'll make them an offer they can't refuse.

Kommersant: Gazprom ‘mole’ uncovered in Serbia

Gazprom and China National Petroleum

Mass kidnapping as wave of attacks hits southern Russia

JEHU: A Nation of Judases


PNC's $5.2 Billion National City Purchase Is Takeover Template

Turkey, OIC plan preferential trade system to start by 2009
....those who did not take the mark could not buy or sell......

Turkey's Tuzmen hosts ministers of OIC countries


Gül urges Muslim countries’ solidarity in face of global crisis

UAE looks forward to stronger Islamic cooperation on investments


Matrade Bags IDB's Islamic Solidarity Prize

Tanzania Fears Islamic Courts
As well they should.

Goldman Sachs Eyes Ax


WAR ~ The World is a Ghetto

Friday, October 24, 2008

WFRL: Is you is or is you ain't?


Dinah Washington
Remix ~ Is you is or is you ain't my baby?



Tom and Jerry
Is you is or is you ain't my baby?

Missing Links: It's a Wipeout!


The Surfaris ~ Wipeout

Fear and Loathing on Wall Street
The feverish pre-market atmosphere set in on the 79th anniversary of 'black Thursday', the start of the 1929 stockmarket crash
OK: Panic NOW, all ye Purple Proles!
The worse it gets, the better it is for us ~ Lenin

Asian Markets Panicking

BEHIND THE PANIC: Financial Warfare over future of global bank power
Using panic to centralize power...

OPEC cuts production

Reports: Ahmadinejad is severely ill
Ya, but is he unhealthy? Apparently so.

Fatahssholes not speaking to Hamassholes

This guy likes a Hamas takeover

The Muftis of Morningside Heights


Israeli businessman kidnapped in Africa

Holy Turnspeak, Mon Le Grande Frer:
Declaring that the recent turmoil had killed off the "dictatorship of the market," Mr. Sarkozy vowed to lead Europe toward a model in which the state will take a more active role in industry and protect firms from foreign takeover.
.... winston finally learned to love big brother...

The EU {hearts} Cuba!
The relationship between the EU and Cuba has taken a positive turn with the promise of a multi-million euro contribution. EU commissioner Louis Michel underlines the commitment to future cooperation with the country.
I feel like I am losing my mind sometimes, mostly due to reading babble like this:
The European Court of First Instance in Luxembourg said that the People’s Mujahedeen had renounced violence earlier this decade

And this:
Building bridges and altering misguided perceptions of other cultures are crucial in a globalised world, according Jorge Sampaio, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations and a former President of Portugal, who addressed a formal sitting of the EP on Wednesday on the subject of cultural diversity, in a speech given as part of the EP's series of guest speeches for Year of Intercultural Dialogue.
Come, alter my misguided perceptions, globalise my world. Bring an army. Ya gonna need it.

How about a nice relaxing Snake Massage?
[insert my shaking head here]

Australia considers Sharia banking

Germany to Oppose EU Plans for Full-Body Airport Scanning

Turkish minister heads to Kazakhstan after Oman talks

The FBI removed all mention of the controversial term “honor killing” from the wanted poster of a double-murder suspect after FOXNews.com ran a story announcing the use of the term
DHIMMIS. And they are supposed to be protecting us? Please.

WTF?
The draft security pact would require U.S. forces to leave Iraq by the end of 2011 and also provides a mechanism for Iraqi courts to try American troops for serious crimes committed off duty.
I have to look into that.... get back to ya

LA in Flames


Shimon Peres to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth

S&P slashes NYT rating to JUNK





Gary Hoey ~ Wipeout

WFRL: Lost Sides

THE ORIGINAL:

Bessie Banks ~ Go Now
1964

THE REMAKE:

Moody Blues ~ Go Now
1965

Bessie wins.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hamateur Night


Hamateur Night ~ Merrie Melodies ~ 1939

Isaiah Chapter 54


Billy Preston ~ That's the Way GOD Planned it
Concert for Bangladesh ~ 1971

Isaiah 54

The Future Glory of Zion
1 "Sing, O barren woman,
you who never bore a child;
burst into song, shout for joy,
you who were never in labor;
because more are the children of the desolate woman
than of her who has a husband,"
says the LORD.

2 "Enlarge the place of your tent,
stretch your tent curtains wide,
do not hold back;
lengthen your cords,
strengthen your stakes.

3 For you will spread out to the right and to the left;
your descendants will dispossess nations
and settle in their desolate cities.

4 "Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame.
Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated.
You will forget the shame of your youth
and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.

5 For your Maker is your husband—
the LORD Almighty is his name—
the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;
he is called the God of all the earth.

6 The LORD will call you back
as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit—
a wife who married young,
only to be rejected," says your God.

7 "For a brief moment I abandoned you,
but with deep compassion I will bring you back.

8 In a surge of anger
I hid my face from you for a moment,
but with everlasting kindness
I will have compassion on you,"
says the LORD your Redeemer.

9 "To me this is like the days of Noah,
when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth.
So now I have sworn not to be angry with you,
never to rebuke you again.

10 Though the mountains be shaken
and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of peace be removed,"
says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

11 "O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted,
I will build you with stones of turquoise,
your foundations with sapphires.

12 I will make your battlements of rubies,
your gates of sparkling jewels,
and all your walls of precious stones.

13 All your sons will be taught by the LORD,
and great will be your children's peace.

14 In righteousness you will be established:
Tyranny will be far from you;
you will have nothing to fear.
Terror will be far removed;
it will not come near you.

15 If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing;
whoever attacks you will surrender to you.

16 "See, it is I who created the blacksmith
who fans the coals into flame
and forges a weapon fit for its work.
And it is I who have created the destroyer to work havoc;

17 no weapon forged against you will prevail,
and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.
This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD,
and this is their vindication from me,"
declares the LORD.


PAINTINGS BY WILLIAM BLAKE

Missing Links : Destroy Demonocracy


MUSE ~ Assassin

"Oppose and disagree
Destroy demonocracy
"

Someone TRIED to poison Nasrallah to no avail
Professional courtesy I suspect, one poison to another.... Hizballah denies the incident.

Report: Israel poisoned Hizballah chief
Naturally, Israel did it, even if they didn't. And if they did, he'd be dead, so they didn't.
Get it? Got it? Goooooood.

A meeting between Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Mustaqbal Movement chief Saad Hariri is facing security and not political obstacles, sources involved in efforts to reconcile the two men told pan-Arab daily al-Hayat. They said there were no political obstacles that prevented the Nasrallah-Hariri reconciliation meeting particularly after a delegation from the Loyalty to the Resistance bloc headed by MP Mohammed Raad visited Hariri at his mansion in Qoreitem.

Hezbollah rejects any form of negotiation with Israel

Listen... if I were Queen of Iraq this statement would really make me flip us the bird. And if you have been following my links you already know Al-Maliki is no fan of America. Maybe that's the true intent of that statement. Who knows at this point.... there is SO MUCH deception in all of it ...
"Without a deal, the United States could be forced to end its military operations."
See what I mean? "Forced" - the plausible deniability factor to "failed and split". We were FORCED to leave, see? Politicians are always looking to protect "Their Legacy", looking to make sure that history marks them "benevolent" regardless of reality.

Iraq's ruling Shia parties have demanded changes to a deal that would allow US troops to stay in the country until 2011

Ahmadinejad: US-Iraq pact seeks to enable 'pillage'
Oh good, I haven't pillaged in SO LONG! I'm in.

RUSSIA:
UN mandate for Americans in Iraq could be extended
With feelings mounting here against the proposed security pact between the American and Iraqi governments, the idea of allowing the American troops to stay under an extended United Nations mandate has been floated and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia has said that, contrary to public reports, his country would support such a plan.
$4.5 Billion Pledged to Rebuild Georgia
The United States pledged the largest amount

Georgia Says Russia Has 7000 Troops in South Ossetia

IRAN: AHMADINEJAD MAKING POLITICAL MOVES TO ENHANCE HIS AUTHORITY

From Muammar Qaddafi of Libya, talking about Obama:
"All the people in the Arab and Islamic world and in Africa applauded this man. They welcomed him and prayed for him and for his success and they may have even been involved in legitimate contribution campaign to enable him to win the American presidency.'"

Jew Hate crazed Pali stabs 86 year old man to death (not to mention wounding a coupla cops too)

Peres visit to Cairo coordinated with Livni

Jihad on Egypt's Christians


World Bank says West Bank land prices rocketing


McCain's Daughter gits her Keffiyah on
Not fah nuttin, but ~ she looks like a real bitch to me.

Kabul, Afghanistan: Balkh University journalism student Seyyed Perwiz Kambakhsh was arrested a year ago on the grounds of insulting Islam. He was just sentenced to TWENTY YEARS.

"Hit a Jew Day"! OK - can you imagine the frikkin' riot "Hit a Muslim Day" would cause? Come & hit me, ya little brats. I'm right here.

OIC Secretary General attends the International Conference on Education in Copenhagen and meets with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

UK: HORROR/EUGENICS: HUMAN ANIMAL HYBRIDS (CHIMERAS) LEGALIZED
Hybrids - called "admixed embryos" by the scientific community - are banned in at least 21 countries, but scientists believe that they could be used to find cures for dozens of serious conditions, from heart disease to dementia.
2005: Scientists have begun blurring the line between human and animal by producing chimeras—a hybrid creature that's part human, part animal

STALIN'S APE MAN

China Pakistan Nuclear Deal


French diplomat: Beijing ASEM to open new era in Asia-Europe ties

Japan non-committal on civil nuclear cooperation with India

OPEC Courts Russia Ahead of Cuts

Medvedev: Russia to enhance cooperation with OPEC

Russia launches 31 year old Stiletto missile

Gazprom issues cashflow warning despite record-breaking performance

Gazprom to become Russia-Venezuela energy consortium operator

ROMANIA IS THE LATEST TARGET FOR GAZPROM

Romanians phone shill for Dems in MT!
Republicans, furious about negative campaign phone calls made by Democrats last week in Billings, did everything but label the tactic un-American. Turns out, they could have.
The calls were made from Romania, according to phone records submitted this week to the state commissioner of political practices.

Goldman Buys Their Own Stock at $220 and Sells It Seven Months Later at $120. Great Idea! Let’s Put Them In Charge of the Treasury!

5.6 & 4.3 in New Zealand, 5.0 in neighboring islands

5.0 in New Guinea

4.8 in North Korea

6.4 in Tonga


Seal ~ Killer

WFRL: DJ Q-Burn Spins...

THE ORIGINAL


Shuggie Otis ~ Strawberry Letter #23

DJ Spleen Spins the Remake:


The Brothers Johnson ~ Strawberry Letter #23

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday Night Cartoon: Dough for the Do-Do


Looney Tunes ~ Dough for the Do-Do

IT CAN HAPPEN HERE!


Missing Links: Now boarding the last train outta Delusional City


MUSE ~ City of Delusion

Top Iranian officials recommend preemptive strike on Israel

Iranian Mullah issues fatwa against US-Iraqi pact

Jews banished from Temple Mount

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal on Tuesday welcomed the setting up of diplomatic ties between Syria and Lebanon as "a step forward."

Syrian Envoy: Future generations "will pay for Israeli obstinacy"
Listen, Envoy, Jews have been "paying for their obstinacy" for almost 5,000 years. It's in the contract, it's what we do. So, I say Song of Moses & Psalm 83 upon you! Go, make me pay.

More Env-oys: Iranian envoy meets Lebanon’s Hariri

Taliban leaders are holding Saudi-brokered talks with the Afghan government to end the country's bloody conflict -- and are severing their ties with al Qaeda, sources close to the historic discussions have told CNN.

Saudi Arabia admits hosting Taliban talks

Canada willing to fund job training for former Taliban

Increasing Nostalgia in Germany for..... Communism
Germany's current love affair with the left is not just a knee-jerk response to the credit crunch, with record sales of Karl Marx's Das Kapital and a huge increase in the membership of the recently formed socialist Left Party. Surveys also show that increasing numbers of young Germans, all born after Germany's reunification in 1990, know little or nothing about life under communism. Some even think it was the West Germans who built the Berlin Wall.

"Some think that it was like living in a social paradise," said Elke Urban, who runs the East German school project from the Leipzig Stasi building that has been reborn as a museum. "Paradoxically, it is the east German young people who know least because their parents are reluctant to talk about the past."

Castro meets with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church
That can't be a good sign

Fidel Castro says he had an "agreeable and edifying" meeting with a top Russian Orthodox leader and that the churchman "is no enemy of socialism."
See? DRINK!

US quietly kisses and makes up with Russia
Makarov, the head of the Russian general staff, requested the meeting with Mullen which was arranged in secrecy and at short notice by Finland, US military officials said. Mullen described the session as positive but made clear that normalising military relations disrupted by the August 8 invasion still involves "significant challenges."

"It wasn't a meeting about disagreements (so much) as it was a dialogue and a commitment to continue the dialogue -- in particular between him and me," Mullen said, referring to Makarov.


I find this headline scary: Turkey decides to form new structure in fight against terrorism

Hamassholes Foil Fatahsses

Fatahsses arrest Hamassholes


Lets call the whole thing off........

Hamas welcomes Egyptian plan for Palestinian unity


Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine does not like it

The PFLP is guided by Marxism-Leninism
and, together with other left-wing Palestinian organizations, claims to be struggling to build a working-class party. Habash viewed the “liberation” of Palestine as an integral part of the world Communist revolution.

Peres to visit Egypt to revive Arab peace talks

KOOM BAH HUMBUG CALIPHELATION:
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has lauded Europe’s commitment to the values of cross-cultural tolerance, dialogue, respect and understanding, all of which “must be pillars of the better world we are trying to build."

In a message to the European Parliament session on the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue (2008), taking place in Strasbourg, Mr. Ban noted that throughout its history, the continent has witnessed terrible outbreaks of armed conflict often rooted in prejudice and hatred.

At the same time, it has also been “fertile soil” for some of the world’s most remarkable innovations, artistic creations and scientific progress, the Secretary-General said in the address, which was delivered by his High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, Jorge Sampaio.

The Alliance of Civilizations is an initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General which seeks to galvanize international action against extremism through the forging of international, intercultural and interreligious dialogue and cooperation. The Alliance places a particular emphasis on defusing tensions between the Western and the Islamic world.

India launches first moon mission

UK: George Galloway openly supporting terrorists:
George Galloway Respect MP, Bethnal Green and Bow, received a rousing reception from the meeting and he spoke at length on the recent history of Pakistan and Kashmir. George Spoke of how “The Hangman [a reference to Genral Zia’s execution of Zulfigar Ali Bhutto the leader of the Pakistani Peoples Party] in April 1979] Zia Al Huq” became the USA’s favourite dictator and how they used him and Osama Bin Laden in their Jihad against the Soviets in Afghanistan.
UK looks to beome a global provider of Islamic finance

BEIJING: Olympic Official in bribery scandal sentenced to Death

INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE

The Philippines down with it

5.0 in Bali

7.1 east of Tonga


Hamas compares Obama to JFK

Al Qaeda now rooting for....... McCain!
"Al-Qaeda will have to support McCain in the coming election," said a commentary posted Monday on the jihadist Web site al-Hesbah, which is closely linked to the terrorist group. It said the Arizona Republican would continue the "failing march of his predecessor," President Bush.
Police prepare for "unrest":
Police departments in cities across the country are beefing up their ranks for Election Day, preparing for possible civil unrest and riots after the historic presidential contest.


Aerosmith ~ Train Kept-a Rollin'
Midnight Special, 1974
GREAT CLIP with bonus hysterical intro by Little Richard!

WFRL: He Sank Beneath Your Wisdom Like a Stone


Leonard Cohen ~ Suzanne


And Jesus was a sailor
When he walked upon the water
And he spent a long time watching
From his lonely wooden tower
And when he knew for certain
Only drowning men could see him
He said "All men will be sailors then
Until the sea shall free them"
But he himself was broken
Long before the sky would open
Forsaken, almost human
He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone
And you want to travel with him
And you want to travel blind
And you think maybe you'll trust him
For he's touched your perfect body with his mind.






Franz Von Stuck ~ "Susanna"

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Isaiah Chapter 30


Woe to the Obstinate Nation
1 "Woe to the obstinate children,"
declares the LORD,
"to those who carry out plans that are not mine,
forming an alliance, but not by my Spirit,
heaping sin upon sin;

2 who go down to Egypt
without consulting me;
who look for help to Pharaoh's protection,
to Egypt's shade for refuge.

3 But Pharaoh's protection will be to your shame,
Egypt's shade will bring you disgrace.

4 Though they have officials in Zoan
and their envoys have arrived in Hanes,

5 everyone will be put to shame
because of a people useless to them,
who bring neither help nor advantage,
but only shame and disgrace."

6 An oracle concerning the animals of the Negev:
Through a land of hardship and distress,
of lions and lionesses,
of adders and darting snakes,
the envoys carry their riches on donkeys' backs,
their treasures on the humps of camels,
to that unprofitable nation,

7 to Egypt, whose help is utterly useless.
Therefore I call her
Rahab the Do-Nothing.

8 Go now, write it on a tablet for them,
inscribe it on a scroll,
that for the days to come
it may be an everlasting witness.

9 These are rebellious people, deceitful children,
children unwilling to listen to the LORD's instruction.

10 They say to the seers,
"See no more visions!"
and to the prophets,
"Give us no more visions of what is right!
Tell us pleasant things,
prophesy illusions.

11 Leave this way,
get off this path,
and stop confronting us
with the Holy One of Israel!"

12 Therefore, this is what the Holy One of Israel says:
"Because you have rejected this message,
relied on oppression
and depended on deceit,

13 this sin will become for you
like a high wall, cracked and bulging,
that collapses suddenly, in an instant.

14 It will break in pieces like pottery,
shattered so mercilessly
that among its pieces not a fragment will be found
for taking coals from a hearth
or scooping water out of a cistern."

15 This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says:
"In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength,
but you would have none of it.

16 You said, 'No, we will flee on horses.'
Therefore you will flee!
You said, 'We will ride off on swift horses.'
Therefore your pursuers will be swift!

17 A thousand will flee
at the threat of one;
at the threat of five
you will all flee away,
till you are left
like a flagstaff on a mountaintop,
like a banner on a hill."

18 Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you;
he rises to show you compassion.
For the LORD is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!

19 O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. 20 Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. 21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it." 22 Then you will defile your idols overlaid with silver and your images covered with gold; you will throw them away like a menstrual cloth and say to them, "Away with you!"

23 He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful. In that day your cattle will graze in broad meadows. 24 The oxen and donkeys that work the soil will eat fodder and mash, spread out with fork and shovel. 25 In the day of great slaughter, when the towers fall, streams of water will flow on every high mountain and every lofty hill. 26 The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted.

27 See, the Name of the LORD comes from afar,
with burning anger and dense clouds of smoke;
his lips are full of wrath,
and his tongue is a consuming fire.

28 His breath is like a rushing torrent,
rising up to the neck.
He shakes the nations in the sieve of destruction;
he places in the jaws of the peoples
a bit that leads them astray.

29 And you will sing
as on the night you celebrate a holy festival;
your hearts will rejoice
as when people go up with flutes
to the mountain of the LORD,
to the Rock of Israel.

30 The LORD will cause men to hear his majestic voice
and will make them see his arm coming down
with raging anger and consuming fire,
with cloudburst, thunderstorm and hail.

31 The voice of the LORD will shatter Assyria;
with his scepter he will strike them down.

32 Every stroke the LORD lays on them
with his punishing rod
will be to the music of tambourines and harps,
as he fights them in battle with the blows of his arm.

33 Topheth has long been prepared;
it has been made ready for the king.
Its fire pit has been made deep and wide,
with an abundance of fire and wood;
the breath of the LORD,
like a stream of burning sulfur,
sets it ablaze.


PAINTINGS BY FRANZ VON STUCK