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  •  For some reason... (17+ / 0-)

    I envision you saying that over and over again in a monotone voice while staring into one of those black and white spinning spiral thingys.

    either that or like Bugs Bunny repeating:

    I am Elmer J Fudd, Millionaire.  I own a mansion and a yacht.

    "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

    by Buckeye Nut Schell on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 12:19:15 PM PDT

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    •  British Music Hall/Pub Song (chorus) (0+ / 0-)

      Courtesy of Barrand & Roberts

      I am the man, the very fat man,
          that waters the workers' beer.
      I am the man, the very fat man,
          that waters the workers' beer.
      And what do I care that it makes them ill
          -- that it makes them terribly queer?
      I've a car, a yacht and an aeroplane
          and I waters the workers' beer.

    •  Case in Point....Pennsylvania.... (4+ / 0-)

      where not even Gov. Corbett can get his neanderthal legislature to pass a critically needed transportation bill which would provide funding, among other things for hundreds of state bridges so woefully in need of repair that they are now being de-rated for original weight loads, forcing trucks to make wide detours to complete deliveries.

      House Speaker Mike Taurzi (famous for publicly crowing that the state's passage of a Voter ID law would win PA and the national presidency for Mitt Romney) says he is opposed to the proposed bill....because it requires paying workers prevailing union wages for their work.

      So the bill remains bottled...Philly and Pittsburgh both desperately need the funds to maintain public transportation, but Taurzi is standing firm.

      Oh, by the way.  That Voter ID law is being contested before the PA Supreme Court and is under a temporary stay of implementation for upcoming elections.  Despite that, the state is now running an advertising campaign telling people that they should "show their IDs" when they vote, but then adding that they are not required to.

      That little message is costing the taxpayers a few million in media and commissions, but it is all good because the commissions go to a GOP connected PR firm.

      Free markets would be a great idea, if markets were actually free.

      by dweb8231 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 02:12:47 PM PDT

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      •  I am a good American Citizen... (3+ / 0-)
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        orlbucfan, Capt Crunch, lostinamerica

        A patriot, I vote for freedom and lower taxes...

        I am a good American Citizen
        A patriot, I vote for freedom and lower taxes...

        or maybe more appropriately:

        Remember when you ran away and I got on my knees and begged you not to
        leave because I'd go berserk?? Well...
        You left me anyhow and then the days got worse and worse and now you see
        I've gone completely out of my mind.. And..
        They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!
        They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa
        To the funny farm. Where life is beautiful all the time and I'll be
        happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they're
        coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!!!!

        You thought it was a joke and so you laughed, you laughed when I had said
        that loosing you would make me flip my lid.. RIGHT???
        I know you laughed, I heard you laugh, you laughed you laughed and
        laughed and then you left, but now you know I'm utterly mad... And..

        They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa,
        They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa.
        To the happy home. With trees and flowers and chirping birds and basket
        weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes and they're
        coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!!

        I cooked your food, I cleaned your house, and this is how you pay me back
        for all my kind unselfish loving deeds.. Huh??
        Well you just wait, they'll find you yet and when they do they'll put you
        in the ASPCA, you mangy mutt!!! And...

        They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa.
        They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa.
        To the funny farm, where life is beautiful all the time and I'll be happy
        to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they're coming
        to take me away, ha-haaa!!!
        To the happy home, with trees and flowers and chirping birds and basket
        weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes and they're
        coming to take me away, ha-haa!!!
        To the funny farm, where life is beautiful all the time...
        Dr. Demento's Delights
        Warner Bros. 1975 BS 2855 0698

        "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

        by Buckeye Nut Schell on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 02:24:33 PM PDT

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