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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 09:58 PM
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I just ain't feelin' the love ........
.... in the waning days of busholini ......

.... these motherfuckers are going to walk. And laugh.

.... the treasury is an empty vault. The hinges are sprung, and the lock's guts are hanging out.

.... the bus headed into town has a new crew in charge and a shiny paint job, but the tires are retreads.

.... as old fires are just starting to lower to a smolder, they set new ones. A mushroom cloud would not surprise me.

.... the social safety net has holes throughout.

.... our compact with those asked to serve has been a joke. The VA is falling apart from underfunding and homeless vets are simply ignored.

.... most of the children have been left behind.

.... the rich get richer and the corporate giants amass more power. They're now almost untouchable.

.... these motherfuckers are going to walk. And laugh.

.... and NO ONE who actually can seems in any hurry to stop them.

.... nope ...... I'm not feelin' the love.











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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 10:00 PM
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1. Why do you hate America, Husb2Sparkly?
Obama is saddling up his white horse and is going to save us. Get with the program!!
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 11:29 AM
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29. .
:evilgrin: Obama is saddling up his white horse and is going to save us. :silly:

Well if he insists on making nice with the pukes, he won't save us . x(
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 10:01 PM
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2. This is pretty grim...
How I hope you are wrong.

There's a mighty force coming into town...

Obama.


He comes from a place called hope...

We must work with him to get the love to come to life...


K&R

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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 10:02 PM
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3. No justice, no love
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 10:05 PM
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4. but just think..
when the history books are written, we'll be part of that generation that people will look back on with shock and awe.
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 10:06 PM
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5. and our fearless Dem leaders.....
....are tripping over themselves to suck Republican ass while throwing good Democrats under the bus....

....I'm not feeling the love either....
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 11:31 AM
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30. Same as it always was.
Why am I not surprised? :evilgrin:
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 10:07 PM
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6. The Ruling Class takes care of its own.
The only "change" is which mask the Ruling Class uses to con the masses.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 10:08 PM
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7. C'mon Pendulum ! Start turning.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 12:31 AM
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20. The Pendulum isn't Working Properly


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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 12:33 PM
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34. Dayum...
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Citizen Number 9 Donating Member (878 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 09:45 AM
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23. Maybe you need to apply some force (effort) of your own
Edited on Mon Jan-05-09 09:47 AM by Citizen Number 9
instead of waiting for someone else's momentum to move the pendulum.
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Independent_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 10:08 PM
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8. They'll walk if we want them to.
You can sit and bitch and moan, or you can stay in the battle for the long run.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 10:10 PM
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9. Lecture someone else
You don't know diddly fucking squat who I am or what I do.
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Citizen Number 9 Donating Member (878 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 10:16 PM
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10. You're a poet, right?
Okay, you get a bye. In order to emo the words.

Everyone else has to get over it and get on with life.
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Independent_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 10:19 PM
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12. Sorry if my post offended you.
I was just saying what I thought was the best I could offer. That's all.
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silverojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 05:23 AM
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22. We know you're ripping on Obama as if he's Bush III
No Democrat is perfect, but for crying out loud, let the man have a chance to be sworn in, before you start trashing him, will ya?
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 07:30 PM
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41. Obama, no support for gay marriage: He has to say that to get elected!
Warren: It's only a two minute prayer!
Kaine: He doesn't actually make policy!
No Statement on M.E.: He's not president yet!

Jesus, how many excuses are we going to see from you?

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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 11:12 PM
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18. What battle?
Where is it being fought?

Where is the opposition?

The strategy seems to be to go back to a slightly less painful time without changing what was wrought.


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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 07:31 PM
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42. What does that even fucking MEAN?
"stay in the battle" . . . ? What battle? The STFU battle?
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 10:19 PM
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11. Yep, we're part of the generation that historians from the planet Groxtil will look back
on and say, "Hey, they really tried to make it right. But they were so stupid they waited until it was too late to do anything. It's just that their brains lacked that lobe that we developed."

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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 10:35 PM
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13. There is hope.
Edited on Sun Jan-04-09 10:39 PM by Gregorian
Bush and his gang's trespasses will be healed, mostly. Not the dead. Not the injured. For some, there will be no hope of recovery. But everything else. It may not be nice, but we can turn it around.

I try to be hopeful. I even deleted most of what I posted so as to come across as hopeful. There is something much worse than Bush around the corner. And I'm full of dread and hopelessness. But that's another thread. Let's work together to open the eyes and minds of those who don't see we're in this together.


I would like to share something that happened yesterday. I went to the chainsaw shop. With my Obama sweatshirt on. Oh man. But what happened was almost miraculous. The man who works there is older. He came from Mexico as a child. He was poor. And he is excited about Obama. That was my first surprise. Then we started talking about how he'll make things change. I was talking about logging, and clearcutting, and one thing lead to another, about greed. And he said that he would rather have a friend than a hundred dollar bill. That line was like an entire seminar. And Obama knows poor. And humililty. That's all.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 10:48 PM
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16. Ya know ........
.... I try to be hopeful. I really do. But watching the crap of **just the last week** is hard. They have mere days left and it is unrelenting.

Then this Blago crap. And the ineffectual Fitzgerald.

Richardson's bagging it today got to me.

Poppy on Faux extolling that even-worse-then-the-first-two son of his, J.E.B., as a great man and a good choice for president. And the firm knowledge that it is actually possible.

I'm not happy with Kaine as DNC chair.

Its hard to be hopeful when it is so unrelenting.

What financial shit will hit the news tomorrow? How many companies will go out of business or offshore and strand even more of us?

Its hard .....
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 11:07 PM
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17. I found the hope!
Please, I'm not making light of things. I totally hear you. I have my own stories. But I just found this video, and it may not seem to have even a remote relationship to this discussion. It doesn't. But, what it does have is spirit. See, this is what I have spent my entire life searching for. Eclectic, creative, unique, human brilliance. The essence of what we are. Oh, this is going to be a letdown. I guess I'm just saying that where there's life, there's...disco?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkSPUDpe0U8
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Donailin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 10:49 PM
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46. OMG, thank you!
I just spent the last hour looking at all the Nimpotanque videos from that guy. Effin Hillarious. Especially the imposter bodybuilder. I haven't checked in DU in months and was bored -- you just gave me a reason to smile before bed, I think I want to try some of those pranks one day before I die. :-)
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:35 PM
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48. :)
What's life for anyways?

I was a roofer once. It was July. I had a guy's roof off. And it rained. I found out he was a very wealthy guy with IBM, and this was just his country house. I stood out there and thought I was going to die. He came up to me laughing and said, "Life's a joke". My worker just got more work, doing sheetrock repair.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 11:19 PM
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19. I'm right there with you
and it is sickening to watch people make excuses. :(
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 07:32 PM
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44. Thank you.
I needed to hear that.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 10:41 PM
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14. Karma will come, not in the way it should have with justice from the
very government they chose to destroy, but in unexpected ways that will surprise us and trip them up and those who let them get away with it. Watch and see. The unexpected will bring justice after all and it probably will right the wrongs our nation has done in the past before the BFEE even thought up its evil as well.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 10:46 PM
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15. Beautifully expressed. K&R. ;(
;(
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know_your_enemy Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 12:37 AM
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21. Easy Come-Easy Go
Kinda like my divorce. I was on top of the world when the marriage happened, and on top of it when it ended.

They will all meet their demise in some way shape or form. Trust me.
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SlowDownFast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 10:05 AM
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24. You ain't the only one. n/t
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 10:22 AM
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25. Same shit different millennium....
Edited on Mon Jan-05-09 10:24 AM by jus_the_facts
....indeed. :nopity:
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 10:26 AM
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26. Oh gag me. Obama equals a retread of Bush? In what planet?
Edited on Mon Jan-05-09 10:29 AM by Jennicut
Seriously, is Obama pro-torture? Is he utterly incompetent and has to have his VP run things for him? Does he ruin every good thing he comes in contact with? Did his Daddy set his life course for him? Really, Obama's life history is nothing like Bushes so why will he be anything like him? All president's have their good and bad sides but none are truly retreads if each other.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 11:08 AM
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27. Who said the retread was of bush?
How about ....... oh ....... back before bush ...... who was that ...... ?

But you knew that already. You just didn't like what was said. So you built a strawman.

Tough shit.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 12:25 PM
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31. He is not a retread of Clinton either. No two presidents are alike.
All presidents are different in their own way. Some have good qualities, some have bad. Obama is nothing like Clinton in terms of not dealing with situations, asking everyone an opinion and then finally coming to a solution. Clinton was a procrastinator and Obama is more into quickly getting a concise opinion and that to me means more how they will govern that in any appointments made. Politically, Obama has cast votes that are very liberal. Really, can we see what happens in the first year before we decide to kill ourselves out of depression or is that too hard?
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 03:49 PM
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37. I guess it must be all those fresh new faces he's appointed .......
...... I can see how you think as you do that it isn't a lot of retreads ...... like today ..... Panetta at CIA ..... fresh and new .......

:eyes:
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Usrename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 07:23 PM
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40. He hasn't really come out against any of the torturers.
There's an argument to be made that by doing nothing he will be supporting them. It certainly is worth thinking about.

Clinton stopped pretty much all legal actions stemming from the Iran/Contra crimes and look what it got us. The same recylcled criminals.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 11:22 AM
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28. I think I will kill myself right now
Why is that on DU the threads that seem to win the popularity contest with the cool kids always seem to be those written by aspiring Russian novelist types?

Oy.

Julie
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 03:44 PM
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36. Gee .... I didn't realize my writing was so inspiring.
:eyes:
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 04:22 PM
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39. Sometimes you ARE inspiring
You must be feelin' a bit more dark today. I for one cannot give up hope just yet, I have almost nothing else left. Literally.

Julie
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 12:26 PM
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32. And the evil ones that will follow someday...
Will take heed of the lack of justice, and run us the rest of the way into the ground.

Not prosecuting is asking, no, BEGGING for someone to fuck us over again.
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specimenfred1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 12:27 PM
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33. If America lets criminal repukes go, they'll just come right back to commit
the crimes all over again, as did Cheney, Rumsfeld and 100s of other repukes. People who think their "belief in redemption" somehow shields them from being victims of crimes are fools.
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DoBotherMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 12:37 PM
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35. To the Hague with Them!
These guys are criminals. Everytime I go through the laundry list, my anger boils. I'm with YOU man! Dana ; )
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StreetKnowledge Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 03:49 PM
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38. So far
You're being proven entirely right.

Why the Dems are playing nice is beyond me. The Republicans never do. They've been saying and doing outlanding, disgusting, insulting crap for 14 years. It's long past time they got shoved out of Washington, because their helping only those who help them is fucking up the entire country. Our children will pay for the stupid wars they caused.

Bush and Cheney don't need to go to the Hague. They need to go to an American court, to be tried, convicted, and jailed for treason.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 07:31 PM
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43. i feel like i've been abused for eight years and the abusers will walk into the sunset with riches
m o t h e r f u c k e r s
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 07:36 PM
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45. That captures how I feel lately too.
Thanks.
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 11:18 PM
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47. And the world looks just the same
And history ain't changed
'Cause the banners, they all flown in the last war

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around me
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
No, no!

I'll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive
I'll get all my papers and smile at the sky
For I know that the hypnotized never lie

Do ya?

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

There's nothing in the street
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Is now the parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around me
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again
No, no!

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss
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