Rush Limbaugh had a horrid fright
A dream that kept him up all night
That FDR came back that day
And found the jobs Bush threw away
He dreamt there was a new New Deal
So many jobs – it was too real
New roads and rails and schools and this
An educated populace
Educate these people? Damn!
Then they’ll figure out our scam
And shit – if things improve – than what?
Less drugs? Less crime? that’s not so hot
He dreamt that pot was legalized
Thus prisons closed or way downsized
The money saved then used for schools
Oh fuck – this really was not cool
He dreamt we got the money out
Of politics and that no doubt
Was the most absolute last straw
No Superpacs! – it dropped his jaw
We’d repealed Citizen’s United
This gave old Rush such a terrible fright it
Made him bolt straight upright
Holy crap – what a terrible night!
He told Norquist of this great scare
A level playing field? Not fair!
They’d always hated FDR
The New Deal was their pet bete noir
Neocons blanched when they all heard
Build roads and rails and schools – absurd
This new New Deal will screw our scene
Next thing you know they’ll vote “go green”
Demand we get off oil’s teat
A policy we can’t permit
At stake is way way too much wealth
To care about this planet’s health
This money must stay in our drawers
P.S. our biggest earner’s wars
Oh Rush whatever else you do
Please say your nightmare won’t come true.
Please tell us there’s no new New Deal
How good that news will make us feel
Please tell us we can keep the bucks
We’ve taken from the working schmucks
Please tell us they will never learn
That money is our sole concern
That we don’t care what harm we do
That their dreams too will ne’er come true
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Hi, Tony! Got your message. Go to your “Dashboard”. Find “Settings” and you’ll see the SOPA Protest option. Pick that and then you can chose if you want to go “black” with a message and the corner banner, or just the corner banner. It also gives you the option to change the text on the “Black” page – and to see what it looks like. WordPress will activate it for us automatically. Just remember to chose your option and hit “Save”.
done! thank you so much Janece, amazing thing this internet eh? continue…
I can’t mash that “like” button hard enough!
Pet bete noir. Classic!
thank you lisa h, you know how i appreciate the appreciation. continue…
Brillianttttttttt, Bark. Is it possible to siphon off some of your right-on-ness? Don’t be stingy!
“At stake is way way too much wealth
To care about this planet’s health”,,..
It sickens the soul.
HuffPo needs to PICK YOU UP. NOW.
thank you so much lilabell, i would like that, nice that you think they should. i appreciate the props. continue…
When I read Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat Idiot I literally laughed aloud.
Your piece made me smile, but in a sad way because it is so true, and so succinct.
Tony I dearly hope you keep your ballads coming. You write ‘the clean line’ as Bukowski and Fante called it.
Can’t get enough.
Each is better than the last. Many thanks!
yeah, it is sad…and you’ll notice- this piece does not have the “humor” tag ’cause i don’t think it’s funny. i am honored you would put me into that class of writer…you’re much too kind. thanks Rachael, continue…
El Guapo is right on again, lets take each verse, write on sticky notes and discretely placed around the offices of our “fearless leaders”.
Thanks Janet, i appreciate the props. sticky notes – what a unique idea… 🙂 continue…
bete noir – my word for the day…
I love your rhyme, Tony. You’re such a one-off. I’m not full belt on US politics, but when I read your stuff I get a very clear picture. The cartoon is terrific, and it surprises me wikepedia has CURRENT cartoons.
‘too much wealth to care about this planet’s health’. I have never, ever comprehended anyone who thinks their OWN life, existence, themSELVES, more important than welfare of a many. Unreal.
And I can do six! !!!!!!
thank you Noeleen for the 6 !’s. 🙂 i appreciate it. yeah, our politics is a full-contact sport…only we’re the ones who get hurt. continue…
It’s like a checklist of what govt should be doing.
Oh,and I didn’t realize Rush needed an excuse for getting high (though when he does it, he just has to apologize and it’s ok.)
yeah, just like us right? thanks EG…gotta go to you now and enter the friday contest. thanks, continue…
You got it El. Don’t think that’s what Jesus meant when he said confess your sins and all will be forgiven. So much for amends… Now hand me those pills so I can get through the coming year of political lies, farce and bullshit. The PEOPLE should be given a prescription to deal with these demigods and politicians. The latter should be required daily 12 step meetings. just a though -wicked smile-.
That would be fantastic, Rachael. Sadly, isn’t the first step of a 12 step admitting that you have a problem?
It’ll never happen with that lot!
thanks both of you Rachael and EG, both of you are smart and witty, and i am chuffed that youse bot’ like my stuff. (i did not mean that to rhyme, i swear it) continue…
Amazingly good and spot on!
Thank you Carole, happy new year eh? thanks for the comment. continue…
Love it, and great writing.
I love it when I see videos of liberal callers getting him all worked up and pissed off. Its a riot!
yeah, me too…he is truly, as Keith Olbermann calls him, “comedian”. thanks Don. continue…
As always… phenomenal!!!!!
Michelle, i humbly thank you for the five (5) !’s continue…
Hear, hear that should be 🙂
here here, hear hear…i’ll take it anyway i can. thank you WB, i appreciate the huzzahs. continue…
Nice work…carry on
Thanks Kate…will do. trust you are ok. continue…
i thank you Susan. continue…
I say I like it since I love to hate Limbaugh. I respect your cleverness.
thank you Frugalista, my “cleverness” is fueled by a great and abiding enmity. i appreciate the read and the comment. continue…