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No Surrender! The Burning Heart, Survivor

February 16th, 2014 No comments

You couldn't tell from my love of the Rocky movie series that my interest in boxing is near zero. Rocky is not so much about boxing, as it is about what it takes to overcome; what it takes to achieve success and victory even against long odds.

Consider the lyrics to this song, supplied by the same person who did the montage for the video above.

While all of it is powerful, Survivor's lyrics in the third paragraph below are particularly packed with meaning. Ponder, enjoy, then just do it.

Burning heart 

Two worlds collide, rival nations
It's a primitive clash, venting years of frustrations
Bravely we hope against all hope, there is so much at stake
Seems our freedom's up against the ropes
Does the crowd understand?
Is it a East vs. West, or man against man
Can any nation stand alone?

In the burning heart, just about to burst
There's a quest for answers, an unquenchable thirst
In the darkest night, rising like a spire
In the burning heart, the unmistakable fire, in the burning heart

In the warrior's code, there's no surrender
Though his body says stop, his spirit cries never
Deep in our soul a quiet ember
Knows it's you against you
the paradox that drives us on
It's a battle of wills, in the heat of attack
It's the passion that kills
The victory is yours alone

In the burning heart, just about to burst
There's a quest for answers, an unquenchable thirst
In the darkest night, rising like a spire
In the burning heart, the unmistakable fire

In the burning heart, just about to burst
There's a quest for answers, an unquenchable thirst
In the darkest night, rising like a spire
In the burning heart, the unmistakable fire

In the burning heart, just about to burst
There's a quest for answers, an unquenchable thirst
In the darkest night, rising like a spire
In the burning heart, the unmistakable fire
In the burning heart.

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L. A. “Tony” Kovach

Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party and Manufactured Housing Professionals

May 4th, 2012 No comments
Let me clearly state that I do not believe that there are a lot of similarities between the Occupy movement and the Tea Party movement. But there are some things similar, and part of that something is that both are born of frustration with the status quo. Each movement seeks in its own way to mobilize those who are tired of just complaining. We may agree or disagree with them, but they are acting to change things!
 
There are not many manufactured home owners or professionals I talk to who like the status quo either. But only a tiny fraction are politically engaged in getting the changes needed in Washington DC to get Dodd-Frank and the SAFE Act reformed and manageable. Don't be one who sits and complains, get in the game, as others have successfully. If you are already engaged, get others in your team and among your peers to get engaged too. HR 3849 is a political no-brainer for both political parties in an election year. But it will only happen when enough of us talk to our Congressmen and Senators offices. Set an example and then get others to do the same. Let's make the passage of HR 3849 a reality. Your one stop resources for HR 3949 are linked right here. ##