There was tragic news out of Moore, Oklahoma, on Friday afternoon when 54-year-old wife, mother and grandmother Colleen Hufford was attacked and beheaded by a former co-worker who had spent the past weeks trying to convert fellow employees to Islam.
Local news outlets reported he was shouting Muslim phrases during the attack so the feds were called in to investigate.
A decade after the September 11th terrorist attacks, Joe Scarborough wrote a patriotic and memorializing song about the feelings and nightmares of the American people in the aftermath of 9/11. In response to the song, The Huffington Post wrote,
Even as thousands of American soldiers have lost their lives overseas, fueling a level of public antiwar sentiment not seen in a generation, there is still no anthem that speaks to this era, that defines it. Now Joe Scarborough is aiming to change that.
“In the flash of an hour / Watching dreams fall from towers / All I once knew came tumbling down,” Scarborough sings, lamenting about the terror and heartache America experienced during the attack and thereafter. With a video full of deeply moving images that represent the bravery that took place on that day, his final message to listeners is simple: “At the end of the hour / When I’m drained of all power / I still find the reason to believe.” We will never forget the utter helplessness we felt on that September day, it lives in our bones, and we are constantly reminded of the pain, but we can strive to remember those who we lost, and recognize our strength as a nation every time we play his song.
“Married to My Hack,” a song from the album Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes – on which a supergroup of musicians have set music to recently rediscovered Bob Dylan lyrics – has come out, and it features Elvis Costello on lead vocals. The track, which lasts a……