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  •  We were joking around the office yesterday (2+ / 0-)
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    psychodrew, hikerbiker

    (for other reasons) about the sans-culottes' song Ça ira from the French Revolution. But the longer this kind of shite goes on from the Obama administration, the more likely it is that I'm going to be humming that particular tune for the next couple of years. It wouldn't take but a bit of work to tweak the second verse to fit the present circumstances pretty closely:

    Voilà trois cents ans qu'ils nous promettent
    Qu'on va nous accorder du pain.
    Voilà trois cents ans qu'ils donnent des fêtes
    Et qu'ils entretiennent des catins!
    Voilà trois cents ans qu'on nous écrase
    Assez de mensonges et de phrases!
    On ne veut plus mourir de faim!

    Three hundred years they've been promising
    That they're going to give us bread.
    Three hundred years they've been throwing parties
    And doing business with whores!
    Three hundred years they've been stomping us down
    Enough of lies and slogans!
    We're tired of starving to death!

    (My freestyle translation of the original French.)

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