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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:21 PM
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Randy Newman on PBS NOW
singing Political Science.

That song is more relevant today than when it was written.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:23 PM
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1. For all you younguns out there
who aren't familiar with this song or with Randy Newman, here are the lyrics:

POLITICAL SCIENCE

No one likes us-I don't know why
We may not be perfect, but heaven knows we try
But all around, even our old friends put us down
Let's drop the big one and see what happens

We give them money-but are they grateful?
No, they're spiteful and they're hateful
They don't respect us-so let's surprise them
We'll drop the big one and pulverize them

Asia's crowded and Europe's too old
Africa is far too hot
And Canada's too cold
And South America stole our name
Let's drop the big one
There'll be no one left to blame us

We'll save Australia
Don't wanna hurt no kangaroo
We'll build an All American amusement park there
They got surfin', too

Boom goes London and boom Paree
More room for you and more room for me
And every city the whole world round
Will just be another American town
Oh, how peaceful it will be
We'll set everybody free
You'll wear a Japanese kimono
And there'll be Italian shoes for me

They all hate us anyhow
So let's drop the big one now
Let's drop the big one now
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:25 PM
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2. Great song! In TX, Nova's on and it's a good one. nt
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:57 PM
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3. Hmm, will have to watch my PBS schedule for that show
Randy Newman is great, and yes, very relevant.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:24 PM
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4. Did you hear that
Dan Henley got in trouble for singing Political Science last summer? It was around the time of that Linda Ronstadt nonsense in Vegas. My son told me about it but I never found an article.

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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:56 PM
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5. Heard mention of it. Amazing how all those 'patriotic' flag wavers want
to walk on the rights of others and wipe their feet on the Bill of Rights, isn't it? They just LOVE America and invite anybody who doesn't agree with them on everything to leave.

Makes me sad. We had a really great experiment going, but too many folks left the lab and things went bad.

Democracy has to be participatory. The wingers don't want us to participate. They hate us for our freedoms

Hey, OT but I used to live around the corner from a little bar/steak house in Tucson where Ms Ronstadt was know to drop in for a bite and a song. Never timed my night out right though! Damn, should learn to drink I guess.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:03 PM
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6. And remember
Charlie Daniels and Ted Nugent are great Americans :)
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:03 PM
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7. Yeah, not subversive like Pete Seeger
;)
Waist deep in the big muddy
and the big fool says to go on...
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