They clicked their heels and all saluted, all red tied and all blue suited
All heil Grover Norquist – you’re our Fuhrer
Payroll tax cut? Thousand bucks?
For who? For all these working schmucks?
Don’t they know that suffering makes them purer?
We’ll only do it for the pipeline; the measly thousand is their lifeline
We Republicans believe it’s a fair ransom
Our bread is buttered with this oil
And if the Keystone kills the soil
Our oil corporation’s pay’s still handsome
And fuck “the people” anyway, who gives a shit for what they say
They’re dummies who believe the crap we tell ‘em
We tell ‘em rich folks “create jobs”
They swallow it in gobs and gobs
They gulped Iraq – ain’t no bridge we can’t sell ‘em
The Senate Dems bill cut our tax, and the right wing House took out their axe
Attaching Keystone oil to the bill
Which has jack shit and less to do
With a tax cut aimed at me and you
But puts cash in the greedy Right-Wing’s till
So Boehner and his band of thugs are willing to pull all our plugs
By gambling that the Dems again will give in
The Republicans don’t give a fuck
They worship the almighty buck
Except it comes to folks makin’ a livin’
The smash-and-grab Republicans not caring who they hurt for wins
Backed by the righteous hypocrites of purity
They’ve come for unions, Medicare
Killed schools and jobs, my friends beware
They won’t rest ‘til they get social security
I wonder if a day will come when people finally lose their dumb
And figure out who’s for the ninety-niners
The ones who always have our back
Or those whose method is attack
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As I understand it, there is a two month extention…more wait & see (& more ballads)…..
thanks Janet, so i guess that includes the pipeline too? yes…i’ve many more ballads coming – tho’ i’m prolly boring some folks…oh well…continue…
I see that the Republicans just ‘caved’, as the headline read.
THAT means it’s awards time. YOU have one waiting for you at my place.
well…yippee so far, but they still have to button it up tomorrow so…and i still haven’t been able to find out if that obscene koch bros/keystone oil pipeline is still in the mix (which oil contrary to the right’s bullshit i hear will be for export to china and not for our use.) anyway, thank you for my award, i appreciate the recognition Janece, and the kind comments you always leave me. continue…
Damned excellent !
thank you man, i appreciate the kind words. happy (i guess) holidays. continue…
I don’t usually make suggestions to other artists, but I’m breaking my rule. Will you please work your magic on the word “uncertainty?” I’m sitting here watching not a single media pundit ask Republicans to explain what they mean when they say certainty and uncertainty; not following up when the R’s say they’ve already passed the payroll tax cut for a year with “reforms” to unemployment insurance. They should have to explain themselves. Okay, rant over.
if they get their scum per cent fee
then they’ll have less uncertainty.
does that explain it? yeah, some of these “pundits” – with too few exceptions – don’t ask the tough follow-up lest they antagonize a recurring guest. sadly, in way too many cases it’s purely just a show. notable exceptions to this are dylan ratigan, martin bashir, and lawrence o’donnell. these R’s don’t give rat’s ass, and now it’s becoming a game for them to see just how far they can push whatever it is as long as it’s against whatever Obama wants – as you already know. thanks for the rant Lisa h, i appreciate it. continue…