Monday, March 31, 2008

Seeds--Bruce Springsteen--circa 1980

Well a great black river a man had found
So he put all his money in a hole in the ground
And sent a big steel arm drivin' down down down
Man now I live on the streets of Houston town

Packed up my wife and kids when winter came along
And we headed down south with just spit and a song
But they said "Sorry son it's gone gone gone"

Well there's men hunkered down by the railroad tracks
The Elkhorn Special blowin' my hair back
Tents pitched on the highway in the dirty moonlight
And I don't know where I'm gonna sleep tonight

Parked in the lumberyard freezin' our asses off
My kids in the back seat got a graveyard cough
Well I'm sleepin' up in front with my wife
Billy club tappin' on the windshield in the middle of the night
Says "Move along man move along"

Well big limousine long shiny and black
You don't look ahead you don't look back
How many times can you get up after you've been hit?
Well I swear if I could spare the spit
I'd lay one on your shiny chrome
And send you on your way back home
So if you're gonna leave your town where the north wind blow
To go on down where that sweet soda river flow
Well you better think twice on it Jack
You're better off buyin' a shotgun dead off the rack
You ain't gonna find nothin' down here friend
Except seeds blowin' up the highway in the south wind
Movin' on movin' on it's gone gone it's all gone

Monday, March 17, 2008

An Open Letter to Hillary and Barack

by Deborah Lake


Please stop smearing one another. That’s what Republicans do. Stop acting like Republicans. Start working together as a team now, to defeat the Republicans.

At that point in time, I will believe that you are truly Democrats. No more whisper innuendo campaigns. That’s so Rove-Goebbels.

There is a celery-string’s worth of political differences in your “opposing” views. Hillary says, we will have sort of a one-half of a public healthcare system. So does Barack. Yawn!!! People want affordable, dependable, knowledgeable health care providers. They will pay what they can for that service. That seems fair, doesn’t it? After all, people are never going to stop getting sick. Why let private insurance companies profit from not treating people? Shame on you. That’s welfare for the rich. Is that what you mean by market efficiency? Sounds more like the sucking black vortex to hell to me.

People want to end the war on Iraq and bring their family members home. You want to leave troops there to guard the obscenely expensive new embassy we built there after we invaded and despoiled the country.

People are tired of hearing about your hairsbreadth differences and tired of dirty campaigns. This material on Barack’s pastor is old news. How lame, really. Especially since the Pastor was right, and Barack was wrong.

Barack wrote in his blog: “I categorically denounce any statement that disparages our great country or serves to divide us from our allies."

George Herbert Walker Bush said in 1988: “I will never apologize for the United States — I don't care what the facts are... I'm not an apologize-for-America kind of guy.”

It’s time to differentiate yourselves from your alleged opponents!

Apologize publicly for all the lies and innuendo you have spread about one another. Proclaim a healing of America. Start telling us what you would do as a Democrat instead of arguing within the Republican framework.

We know who pays your bills. Shame on you, Senators, for not changing the laws so that we have publicly financed elections. That explains everything, does it not?