Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Puppet Show

Well, the dutiful bubble-headed talking heads on the Alphabets, like clockwork, are busily carrying the democrat water, spouting off about how gun control is now the best thing since sliced bread; that it was the gun that killed the children at Sandy Hook Elementary, not the finger attached to the perp that pulled the trigger.
The bodies are cold enough. Let the politicization begin.
I’m really tired of having public policy dictated by the emotion du jour instead of by clear-thinking minds, just so some idiot politician can beat his or her chest, and say “Look at me!! See what I did?? I care!!” not to mention the lamebrained kneejerk reactions by some politically correct company board rooms afraid of their own shadows, putting their ears to the ground, just so they could follow the latest mindless lemming stampede.
As David Axelrod said, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”
There’s nothing that the current statist government-uber-alles powers-that-be would love more than to have an unarmed populace of subjects, vs. an armed populace of citizens.Never mind that gun control in this country, no matter how strict, has NEVER worked. It has had the OPPOSITE effect.Never mind that criminals don’t give a flying copulatory act in a rolling pastry about gun laws.
Never mind that the only ones who will be disarmed are the law abiding citizens who would never otherwise visit harm upon their fellow man.
It’s all about EMOTION. Rationality, my friends, is over-rated.
What you are now witnessing is a textbook example of David Axelrod’s axiom in action; Big Government statists and willing media accomplices engaging in a coordinated “campaign of whispers” to whip the information-bereft Idiocracy into an unstoppable emotion-laden frenzy to do their bidding under the guise of “doing *something!*” little realizing (or simply not caring) that they are all too willing to give up freedom, for a false sense of security, only to be relieved of both.
The puppeteers are now licking their chops; joyously, triumphantly pulling emotion-laden strings, and the dutiful marionettes are happily, even if unwittingly dancing to their tune.
With their “Lord and Savior” Barack Obama at the helm, who even needs congress?
Lord knows these guys didn’t.

Victims, NO MORE!

As an educator, and as one who has lived through a school shooting incident, I’m not going to sugar-coat anything. What happened in Connecticut (as well as the school district in which I worked) is proof positive that there is evil in the world, and evil will continue to prey on the most vulnerable. The only way to combat this evil is to make the vulnerable less so. If there was an armed teacher or administrator at Sandy Hook Elementary school, there is a great chance that many if not all innocent lives would have been saved. This would have held true in the theater in Aurora, Colorado, and even in Fort Hood, where, ironically, there were strict gun control laws. To deny this is not only foolish, it continues to place our children (and other innocent, law-abiding citizens) in harm’s way. 
A “No Guns Allowed” sign is nothing but an invitation for any low-life scumbag psycho-killer to enter what promises to be a target-rich environment. 
Victims, no more. It’s high time we stop ignoring the dangers and put an abrupt stop to this madness.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Liberals Have Really Stepped in it This Time...

Judge finds NC ‘Choose Life’ plates unconstitutional
RALEIGH, N.C. – A federal judge has ruled it is unconstitutional for North Carolina to issue pro-life license plates unless…

Here is the takeaway line…
“This is a great victory for the free speech rights of all North Carolinians, regardless of their point of view on reproductive freedom,” said Chris Brook, legal director of the ACLU-NCLF.
Brook said the government cannot create an avenue to express one side of a political issue while denying an equal opportunity to citizens with an opposing view.”
This is quite interesting… and at once damning to all the government-sanctioned intellectual monopolies held by the Left.
Given the Federal Court’s decision, for instance,
Should the taxpayers support Darwinism exclusively being taught in schools, while at the same time denying equal opportunity and access for those who espouse Intelligent Design theory?”
Given the Federal Court’s decision, why should the taxpayers be forced to support Planned Parenthood, and at the same time not be forced to support Pro-Life organizations?
In their zeal to utilize the courts to push their agenda, it appears that ‘progressives’ have really stuck it to themselves this time.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

So That ______?

I just figured out the insidiousness connected with what passes for policymaking in Washington D.C. and elsewhere:

There aren't enough"so thats" 

A long time ago I had a wise supervisor (in education, of all things) who said, "For everything you do in your job, as well as for every change you make in your procedure, you need to have a "so that" attached to it. In other words, I do this, so that________." If you don't have a good "so that," then you have no good reason to keep on doing what you're doing, or for implementing the change you've been contemplating. 

Prime example: "We will raise taxes on the wealthy so that_____."

So that what? So that we can decrease the deficit?

By all accounts, the tax hike currently being contemplated by the Democrats will produce enough extra income to run the government for a grand total of EIGHT MORE DAYS. And that is a liberal estimate. With the concomitant economic slowdown, more like FOUR extra days.

So raising taxes so that to decrease the deficit doesn't wash.

So tell me, my Democrat friends- what is the "so that" connected to this grand scheme??

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Some Post-Election Thoughts...

(Cross-posted from Blogs for Victory)

Let me first say that what I’m about to write probably in no way reflects the feelings of Matt, or Mark, or any other contributor to this blog.  Hell, I don’t know if it even accurately reflects how I’ll feel a week from now.  Call it a stream of consciousness as to what I’m feeling at the moment.
I understand the Democrats played a good ground game. I understand we were rope-a-doped. I understand that the Republicans could have done a better job of conveying why Conservatism affords the most people the most opportunity for prosperity.
My question is thus– how can you overcome an opponent who not only can raise as much as you do, but has the added advantage of literally hundreds of millions of dollars more in free advertising and cover, from a group of people ostensibly charged to serve as watchdogs for the people against the government? The media was clearly, demonstrably, more in the tank for the democrat side than I have seen in my entire lifetime. Fox News tried covering the other side. But they’re one network. Difficult when you’re competing against NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN New York Times, ad nauseum.
How do you overcome those kinds of odds? How do you get a fair shot at selling your message?
Something tells me if we ran Jesus Christ Himself as a candidate, he still would have gotten smeared in wall-to-wall negative ads.  His Sermon on the Mount would have been misquoted and taken out of context, The networks would still have dutifully covered for Obama, stating that Jesus is just a poseur Messiah. Obama would promise more largesse, will have claimed to have lowered the rising seas, and would still have won the election yesterday. Seems the kind of world we live in right now. It may take a relatively long time, perhaps a decade, perhaps a decade in a half, until we are so far in the economic gutter that the economic Pridelands will have been picked of every life-giving force by the proverbial hyenas.
Only when the world has gone full Galt and the last of other people’s fruits wrought of productive enterprise have been sucked up and dried, will people understand the damage. By that time, I fear it will be too late. The United States, along with Egypt, Rome, Mesopotamia, Greece, Spain, Great Britain, and other great civilizations, will have been relegated to the books as just another flash in History’s pan.
Call me a negative Nelly, but at least at this point in time, I find it difficult to read the tea leaves any other way. Not that I won’t keep up the good fight, but right now I feel as if I’m taking the last stand at the Alamo.
Game over?

Friday, November 02, 2012


Damn this pissed me off...

I received this in an email:

 *****BREAKING NEWS**** 

Tea Party News Network Issues Endorsement for President:
 None of the Above
Adopts Reagan Line In Approach to Romney Administration: 'Trust but Verify'
WASHINGTON D.C.- The Tea Party News Network (TPNN) today announced its editorial endorsement for the 2012 presidential race: None of the above.

"We have watched the candidates closely over the past year and are convinced that four more years of an Obama presidency would be disastrous for this country's economy and for the cause of small government," Todd Cefaratti, editor of the Tea Party News Network, said today. "We considered an endorsement of Governor Mitt Romney, but concluded that his record raises too many questions about the level of his commitment to conservative principles and limited government.  The Tea Party has been burned too many times by Washington Politicians who promise change but don't deliver once elected. As the voice of Tea Party conservatives across America, we are not comfortable endorsing either major party candidate this year based solely upon hopeful rhetoric. Our approach echoes Ronald Reagan's advice on the Soviet Union: "Trust by verify.'" 

"Unlike other media outlets that purport to defend the cause of the tea party, this organization is not going to fall in line behind any candidate simply because they call themselves a conservative," added Scottie Nell Hughes, a member of the editorial board and News Director of TPNN.  "We have kept track of the promises made by both President Obama and Mitt Romney.  Neither has yet convinced us that they truly will bring the kind of revolutionary changes to Washington that the Tea Party has demanded."  Hughes took issue with the return of so-called 'Moderate Mitt' in the campaign's final weeks, a reversal of his stance during the primaries.  "We saw what happened during the George W. Bush administration when Constitutional conservatism was confused with the interest of the Republican Party. They are not one and the same."  

While praising Romney for articulating the case for smaller government, the News Network also pointed to a number of issues that have raised "concern" about Romney's commitment to the Tea Party agenda. They include his movement away from across the board tax relief, recent refusal to stand behind comments to reform FEMA and return more control to local governments, and a top aides notorious "Etch-A-Sketch" comment in regard to Romney campaign promises. Romney's earlier record as Governor and as a political candidate also provided cause for viewing him with "ambivalence."  

Todd Cefaratti today said he understood that a vast majority of Tea Party members will vote for Romney as the best choice among the available alternatives. And he held out hope that the organization might endorse Romney in 2016.  But he also vowed to release a list of Romney's campaign promises and to serve as "vigilant watchdog" of the Romney administration should it come into power. "Starting on day one of a Romney administration, as with the Obama administration, we'll be vigilant watchdogs for the Tea Party and for the conservatives across the country," he said.

TPNN is launching its election day coverage on Tuesday with live streaming video. It will be focusing on national and statewide races involving Tea Party candidates with correspondents stationed on the ground with the Ted Cruz campaign in Texas, the Allen West campaign in Florida, Michele Bachmann in Minnesota, Mia Love in Utah, and others. 

The nationwide coverage, anchored from Las Vegas, will begin Tuesday, November 6, at 3 PM ET online at http://www.tpnn.com and continue late into the night. 

Partnering with the Talk Radio Network, TPNN election night coverage will be anchored by top talk radio host Rusty Humphries and TPNN News Director Scottie Nell Hughes. It will be live streamed on the Talk Radio Network and on over 350 Rusty Humphries Show affiliated radio stations nationwide.  Coverage will feature exit poll results, returns as they come in, coverage and interviews from TPNN correspondents around the country, and exclusive live interviews with top candidates for national office.


About TPNN: The Tea Party News Network is the Tea Party's only trusted news source and the antidote to mainstream media bias.  Working on behalf of neither candidate nor political party, we cover the stories other outlets ignore, hold politicians of both parties accountable for their promises, and pull no punches in our principled commentaries on the national scene. Our single motivation is to tell readers the truth about the Washington establishment, our elected officials, and the depth of their fidelity to constitutional principles.   

I responded thusly: 

I hope you have fun throwing your country and your countrymen down the toilet while you smugly sit by and watch Obama be re-elected. 

You know DAMNED WELL that there is only one of two people in the United States who will be President on January 20, 2013- Barack Obama or Mitt Romney.

To say that there is not an appreciable difference between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama is the apex of intellectual dishonesty.  

To sit by and say that you cannot endorse Romney because he is not ideologically pure enough, and then let the nation go to hell in a handbasket under another four years of a socialist, murderous, tyrannical pig like Obama is unconscionable.  

Very much like Union thugs in Jersey turning away Hurricane Sandy relief workers because they weren't union enough.  

A lot of fucking good that does. 

You and yours give the TEA PARTY a bad name, and I call upon you to relinquish that brand-
carrying on the TEA PARTY banner does no good if all common sense is left behind. 

The TEA Party was not meant to be a suicide pact.  .  

You are NOT the TEA Party. Neither you nor your organization can lay claim to the name and claim to speak for all in the movement.That is nothing less that wanton piracy. There has been no and there remains no central leadership in the TEA Party.  Just because you choose to get up and walk in front of a parade doesn't mean that the people behind you are actually following. 

You make me ill.

Get the hell off our team.

Leo Pusateri

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday Hero Blogburst 10-24-2012

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Sgt. Darrell Cole
Sgt. Darrell Cole 24 years old from Park Hills, Missouri 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines July 20, 1920 - February 19, 1945 U.S. Marines Sgt. Darrell Cole joined the U.S. Marines in 1941 and appointed to the Field Music School because he knew how to play the French Horn. He wasn't happy with the assignment and applied to be a machine-gunner four times before he was finally approved. In his three years of service, Sgt. Cold saw action in Guadalcanal, Kwajalein, Saipan and Iwo Jima. Sgt. Cole was KIA on February 19, 1945 in Iwo Jima when he was killed by an enemy grenade after he had single handily attacked two gun emplacements armed with only a pistol and one hand grenade. For his actions that day Sgt. Darrell Cole was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor: "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Leader of a Machine-gun Section of Company B, First Battalion, Twenty-Third Marines, Fourth Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces during the assault on Iwo Jima in the Volcano Islands, 19 February 1945. Assailed by a tremendous volume of small-arms, mortar and artillery fire as he advanced with one squad of his section in the initial assault wave, Sergeant Cole boldly led his men up the sloping beach toward Airfield Number One despite the blanketing curtain of flying shrapnel and, personally destroying with hand grenades two hostile emplacements which menaced the progress of his unit, continued to move forward until a merciless barrage of fire emanating from three Japanese pillboxes halted the advance. Instantly placing his one remaining machine gun in action, he delivered a shattering fusillade and succeeded in silencing the nearest and most threatening emplacement before his weapon jammed and the enemy, reopening fire with knee mortars and grenades, pinned down his unit for the second time. Shrewdly gauging the tactical situation and evolving a daring plan of counterattack, Sergeant Cole, armed solely with a pistol and one grenade, coolly advanced alone to the hostile pillboxes. Hurling his one grenade at the enemy in sudden, swift attack, he quickly withdrew, returned to his own lines for additional grenades and again advanced, attacked, and withdrew. With enemy guns still active, he ran the gauntlet of slashing fire a third time to complete the total destruction of the Japanese strong point and the annihilation of the defending garrison in this final assault. Although instantly killed by an enemy grenade as he returned to his squad, Sergeant Cole had eliminated a formidable Japanese position, thereby enabling his company to storm the remaining fortifications, continue the advance and seize the objective. By his dauntless initiative, unfaltering courage and indomitable determination during a critical period of action, Sergeant Cole served as an inspiration to his comrades, and his stouthearted leadership in the face of almost certain death sustained and enhanced the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country." In March 11, 1996 he received the honor of having a Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Cole (DDG-67), named after him.
You can read more about Sgt. Darrell Cole here and here These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero. Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. For more information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on your site, you can go here.
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An Open Letter to NBC

I wrote this to NBC news earlier today, but it could be easily applied to any of the fellow-traveler networks:
Dear NBC News:
You no doubt have now heard the news that the Obama administration’s Situation Room had received word of the terrorist nature of the Benghazi attack no later than two hours after it began. They did NOTHING to protect the lives of those in the Embassy compound. President Obama went to sleep, then jetted off to Las Vegas to raise campaign cash, meanwhile, relying on a manufactured cover story of some locals being riled up over a YouTube video that wasn’t seen.
There wasn’t any report in the cables or emails about a protest preceding the attack. The attack lasted over 7 hours before the final two occupants of the compound were murdered. And the Obama administration did NOTHING to help. Instead, they continued their COVER-UP of the video story, for WEEKS afterward.
I listened to the NBC news top of the hour radio broadcast. Not ONE WORD of the above. Just Obama giving his “Romnesia” line, and something about his jetting 5000 or so miles today campaigning.
What– somehow you don’t think that these developments in Benghazi are NEWSWORTHY? That the administration not only knew of the attack, but refused to take action to protect the embassy occupants? And then, COVERED IT UP, LYING about the nature of the attack, and making his underlings spread his propaganda, FOR WEEKS, until the cover story collapsed under the weight of contrary evidence?
Not to mention that there remains an INNOCENT man still sitting in jail!! (Don’t tell me it had nothing to do with Obama’s cover story!!))
Are you SO enamored, so infatuated with this president, that you, the press, are willing to be derelict to your Constitutional First Amendment duty and to cover up for his abject malfeasance? They did that with State-Controlled media in Soviet Russia. They do that in China. They have no choice. YOU HAVE A CHOICE!!
Are you that devoid of conscience???
It took long enough, but ABC News is finally beginning to grow a pair:
NBC still doesn’t have word one about this story on their website.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Jim Graves-- Conservative???

So... Jim Graves, the democrat running against Michele Bachmann in Minnesota's 6th Congressional district, is trying to convince voters that he's some sort of arch conservative. 

Jim Graves stood up in righteous indignation that Michele Bachmann would actually call him a "big spender." He's none of the sort-- so he says. 

So, to prove that fact, what does he do? 

Why, for a fundraiser he invites one of the biggest spenders in Congressional History, the architect of the Fannie-Freddie disaster, the guy who insisted that Fannie & Freddie were solvent before the housing market crashed--


You just keep those 'small government' bonafides front and center, Mr. Graves.  I'm sure that the voters of CD-6 will take notice!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ignoring The Scorpion...at Our Peril..

Forgetting the Parable of the Scorpion...

They pander and walk on egg shells, ever so careful not to affect Muslim "sensibilities" (while trampling roughshod over everyone else's) and then sit back in wide-eyed, befuddled wonderment as Mus

lims turn on their benefactors.

The answer, of course, is simple. Those who follow the Koran, who choose to live in the 14th century, and who perform mayhem and murder in its name are evil. Treating them as moral equals (as their doctrine moral relativism dictates) doesn't work, because they are NOT moral equals.

But as long as these liberal loons are in power- as long as they continue to think that these attavistic freaks will all of a sudden sing kumbaya if only we can convey our good intentions, expect to get stung again.

And again.

And again.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Anyone Else See A Disconnect Here?

  • Voted three times to allow a child who survived an abortion to die on a gurney.
  • Allowed the trafficking of guns into the hands of Mexican drug lords via Operation Fast and Furious, knowing they would be utilized in the commission of crimes and murders, sending hundreds of people to their deaths, including U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry.
  • Forced Catholic and other Christian institutions to violate their consciencesby attempting to force them to fund birth control and abortifacients.
  • Imprisoned a Marine for speaking his mind on Facebook
  • Shut down hundreds (1000s?) of GM dealerships and put thousands out of work.
  • Prevented tens of thousands of United States workers from finding gainful employment during the worst recession since the Great Depression- by blocking the Keystone Pipeline Project.
  • Is the consummate narcissist, assigning credit to no one but himself, assigning blame to EVERYONE but himself.
Now, can you please tell me again why you think he’s a “nice guy?”

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Spaceballs can teach us a lot about the current state of the RNC.

Well…What DO we got?
To answer in short– a hell of a lot.
The problem is that there are a bunch of spineless wimps running the RNC. They don’t understand that the DNC is willing to do ANYTHING, lie, cheat, steal to get their people elected. All we have to do is hit them with the TRUTH– but when you’re a democrat, the TRUTH is ugly and hurts like a sonofabitch– in fact, any truth telling is considered an all-out assault against them–like a cross against a vampire. The RNC, though, always wants to play “nice.” They don’t want to go into the gutter– but at the same time, they don’t realize that they don’t have to go in the gutter– they just need to tell the TRUTH. Until they realize that, we’re in for a long, upward battle. Like During WWII, which was ended with the dropping of two atomic bombs, the simple telling of the TRUTH are the atomic bombs the Republicans have in their arsenal that for some reason known but to God they are unwilling to use!
For Heaven’s sake, they won’t even allow two conservative superstars, Sarah Palin and Colonel Allen West- to speak at the convention!
With the dismal outcomes of Obama’s empty promises he made in 2008, his administration’s direct connection to the murder of Brian Terry, his squandering of our taxpayer dollars for no other reason than to benefit his Union and “green job” campaign benefactors, his stonewalling on energy, his total irreverence for the First Amendment and freedom of Religion and of conscience; his de facto increase in the size of the Dependency Class in America; his administration’s extended use of drone technology to target American citizens; his administration’s selective administration of the law (i.e., their refusal to prosecute the Black Panther voter intimidation case); not to mention his wholesale complicity with the destruction of the unborn; we not only have a Cuisinart- we have the most powerful weapon known to man on our side–the TRUTH– and it’s high time the RNC uses it.

Saturday, August 04, 2012


I hear that there are catcalls from everywhere in the left wing fever swamp to pull broadcast licenses. Death threats have been left on the answering machines of corporate officers, and “99 %ers” have been camped out on their lawns.  Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are leading the charge with their bullhorns, calling for JUSTIIIICE!!
Wait– You mean it wasn’t Fox and Rupert Murchoch that did this? You mean it was NBC that did this?
Never mind–move along…nothing to see here.
NBC Stumbles Into PC Trap | Power Line
Is NBC raaaciiist? They’re getting hammered right now for the juxtaposition of their coverage of Gabby Douglas’s gold medal in gymnastics and a network spot promoting an upcoming NBC show. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving…

Thursday, July 26, 2012

What's In A Name?

Make no mistake. They are no longer the "Bush tax cuts." They were tax cuts when they were enacted in 2001 and 2003. They have been the going tax rate for the past 9 years. They are the Bush tax rates. Any move to increase the current tax rates amounts to a TAX INCREASE. The Bill passed in the Senate today was NOT A TAX CUT BILL. It would simply maintain CURRENT TAX RATES for those making 250K or less.

And for some reason known but to God, Harry Reid thinks that if you make $250,000 (many small businesses fall into this category) that you're magically a millionaire! (Liberals were never very good at math, were they?).

Not only that, they think that taking resources from those who have the ability to create jobs during this economy will somehow help the economy.

Moronic thinking such as this deserves no quarter. These clowns MUST GO.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Day That Freedom Died

~A long long time ago

I can still remember how
That freedom used to make me smile
And I knew if I we had our chance

We could get people out of their trance

And maybe they'd be lucid for a while
But my computer made me shiver
With every web page it delivered
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn't take one more step
I can't remember if I cried
When I read Roberts bought the lies..
But something touched me deep inside
**The day that freedom died**

Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey in Rye
Singin' this is the day freedom died
This is the day freedom died.

Did you read the book of Marx

And do you see people in light or dark

If the Networks tell you so?
Now did you see that latest poll?
Can socialism save your mortal soul?
And can you teach me how to bleed real slow?

Well, I know the MSM's in love with him
Cause I saw them dancin' in the gym

They smiled and fawned away
Cause socialism's here to stay! 

I was a regular guy just tryin' to make a buck
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
But I knew I was out of luck
The day that freedom died
I started singin'


For over 200 years we've been on our own
Now moss grows fat on a rolling stone
But, that's not how it used to be
When the jester sang boy he was stinkin'
In a coat he borrowed from ol Abe Lincoln
And a voice that came from NBC
And while Lady Liberty was looking down
The jester stole her noble crown
Now SCOTUS had adjourned
A vile verdict was returned
And while Michelle read a book on Marx

And Maoists revelled in the park

We sang dirges in the dark
The day that Freedom died
We were singin'


Helter skelter in a summer swelter

What's left of liberty in a fallout shelter
Paddles attached and fading fast

It landed foul on the grass
The players tried for a forward pass
But the Jester on the sidelines was an ass 
Now the half-time air was stale perfume
While the MSM played a marching tune
We tried to break the trance
Oh, but we never got the chance
Cause patriots tried to take the field
But the Supreme Court refused to yield
Do you recall what was revealed
The day that freedom died?
We started singin'


Oh, and there we were all in one place
A generation lost in space
With no time left to start again
So come on Barack be nimble, Barack's solution
Barack just burned that Constitution
Cause fire is the devil's only friend
And as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in Hell
Could break that Satan's spell
And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite
I saw Obama laughing with delight
The day that Freedom died
He was singin'


I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news
But she just smiled and turned away
I went down to the health care store
Where I'd experienced freedom, years before
But the man there said the government wouldn't pay
And in the streets the children screamed
The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed
But not a word was spoken
The Liberty Bell was broken
And the three men I admire most-
the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost-
They caught the last train for the coast
The day that freedom died.
They were singin'