A Boy Named Bush

Jason Andreas
Language: English

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Testo di/Lyrics by Jason Andreas
Music: to the tune of "A Boy Named Sue" by Johnny Cash
Musica: sull'aria di "A Boy Named Sue" di Johnny Cash

Il testo è ripreso da Political Songs

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My daddy bombed them when I was wee
But he didn't do a good job to me
Just a couple of warships and a stupid Smart Bomb.
Now, I don't blame him for leaving Saddam alive
But the dumbest thing I can describe
Was letting me, his boy, try to finish 'em.

Well, y'all must think that quite a joke
And you can stand up 'gainst it like Chomsky folk
It seems I had to shoot off my whole mush.
Some Frog would niggle, a German stall
The Russians cried to leave it all
I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named Bush!

Well, I got a friend and I got him quick,
Lil' Tony his name and we're thin and thick
And we roam from place to place to change their view.
But I made a vow to my dear ol' pater
That I'd boil his ass like an ol' po-tater,
And kill that made who made my daddy stew.

Well it was UN-HQ in cold mid-winter
I'd just hit town with the proof to hinder
All the folks who want to hold us back.
At a conference table down in the gloom
They laughed at me from round the room
And said we still would not attack Iraq

Well I knew those snakes were out to stop me
I said "What's so wrong 'bout a good ol' bombing?"
But they just sat and hummed and hawed some more.
So I called upon my new friend Tony
He galloped in upon his pony
And said "Dear fellows, your nature I implore!

Don't let this madman be an obstruction,
With his nasty bombs of mass destruction
We need to strike him fast and do it soon!"
But they all just sat and looked down floorward
And not a one could be moved forward
So me and Tony went to fight alone.

I tell ya, we've had tougher battles
But this ol' dude's a snake who rattles
And his moustache damn near scared us all to death.
So what to do, we all did think
When faced with a man upon the brink
Who could melt a tower building with his breath?

He said "My fellows you are wrong
We never had those bombs at all,
You just were worried in case you lost our oil!
But that was that for this here man
And me and Tony made a plan
Cos we weren't lettin' our cool war be spoiled.

So we sent our troops out to shoot him good
All dressed in green like Robin Hood
And managed to piss off the Arab states.
Now the UN boys they all did tangle
And all our plans were in a fangle
My god, did this ol' boy need some new mates!

I got choked up and threw down my bombs
And I called him "Buddy" and he called me "Dumb"
Then we came away with a different point of view.
But I think about him, now and then,
Everytime I think how could he have won
And if I ever have a son, I think I'll gonna tell him
Son, just stay away. He'll get what's due him soon...

Contributed by Riccardo Venturi - 2005/6/24 - 19:29

Non è forse un commento pertinente ma... vedete voi... mi permetto di segnalarlo a commento della prima canzone contro Bush che c'è nel database sterminato delle CCG...

Segnalo questo articolo su Asia Times Online a firma di F. William Engdahl:

Si parla di una vicenda che anche da noi i media hanno liquidato come "scandalo a sfondo sessuale". Il vero scandalo è invece che Eliot Spitzer, l'ormai ex governatore dello Stato di New York, dimessosi per essere andato a puttane, è stato incastrato e fatto fuori in un'operazione sporca orchestrata dal "Klan Bush". Infatti Eliot Spitzer era un personaggio scomodo che da tempo denunciava la complicità del governo Bush con la finanza predatoria che sta portando sul lastrico decine di migliaia di famiglie americane. Solo il 14 febbraio scorso, il Washington Post pubblicava un articolo di Spitzer intitolato: "Predatory Lenders' Partner in Crime: How the Bush Administration Stopped the States From Stepping In to Help Consumers."

L'ultima frontiera della guerra moderna: la guerra scatenata dai governanti contro il loro stesso popolo al solo fine di consegnare al proprio klan sempre più potere e denaro...

Alessandro - 2008/3/19 - 17:56

L'articolo di Spitzer sul Washington Post del 14 febbraio 2008

Predatory Lenders' Partner in Crime
How the Bush Administration Stopped the States From Stepping In to Help Consumers

By Eliot Spitzer*
Thursday, February 14, 2008.

Several years ago, state attorneys general and others involved in consumer protection began to notice a marked increase in a range of predatory lending practices by mortgage lenders. Some were misrepresenting the terms of loans, making loans without regard to consumers' ability to repay, making loans with deceptive "teaser" rates that later ballooned astronomically, packing loans with undisclosed charges and fees, or even paying illegal kickbacks. These and other practices, we noticed, were having a devastating effect on home buyers. In addition, the widespread nature of these practices, if left unchecked, threatened our financial markets.

Even though predatory lending was becoming a national problem, the Bush administration looked the other way and did nothing to protect American homeowners. In fact, the government chose instead to align itself with the banks that were victimizing consumers.

Predatory lending was widely understood to present a looming national crisis. This threat was so clear that as New York attorney general, I joined with colleagues in the other 49 states in attempting to fill the void left by the federal government. Individually, and together, state attorneys general of both parties brought litigation or entered into settlements with many subprime lenders that were engaged in predatory lending practices. Several state legislatures, including New York's, enacted laws aimed at curbing such practices.

What did the Bush administration do in response? Did it reverse course and decide to take action to halt this burgeoning scourge? As Americans are now painfully aware, with hundreds of thousands of homeowners facing foreclosure and our markets reeling, the answer is a resounding no.

Not only did the Bush administration do nothing to protect consumers, it embarked on an aggressive and unprecedented campaign to prevent states from protecting their residents from the very problems to which the federal government was turning a blind eye.

Let me explain: The administration accomplished this feat through an obscure federal agency called the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). The OCC has been in existence since the Civil War. Its mission is to ensure the fiscal soundness of national banks. For 140 years, the OCC examined the books of national banks to make sure they were balanced, an important but uncontroversial function. But a few years ago, for the first time in its history, the OCC was used as a tool against consumers.

In 2003, during the height of the predatory lending crisis, the OCC invoked a clause from the 1863 National Bank Act to issue formal opinions preempting all state predatory lending laws, thereby rendering them inoperative. The OCC also promulgated new rules that prevented states from enforcing any of their own consumer protection laws against national banks. The federal government's actions were so egregious and so unprecedented that all 50 state attorneys general, and all 50 state banking superintendents, actively fought the new rules.

But the unanimous opposition of the 50 states did not deter, or even slow, the Bush administration in its goal of protecting the banks. In fact, when my office opened an investigation of possible discrimination in mortgage lending by a number of banks, the OCC filed a federal lawsuit to stop the investigation.

Throughout our battles with the OCC and the banks, the mantra of the banks and their defenders was that efforts to curb predatory lending would deny access to credit to the very consumers the states were trying to protect. But the curbs we sought on predatory and unfair lending would have in no way jeopardized access to the legitimate credit market for appropriately priced loans. Instead, they would have stopped the scourge of predatory lending practices that have resulted in countless thousands of consumers losing their homes and put our economy in a precarious position.

When history tells the story of the subprime lending crisis and recounts its devastating effects on the lives of so many innocent homeowners, the Bush administration will not be judged favorably. The tale is still unfolding, but when the dust settles, it will be judged as a willing accomplice to the lenders who went to any lengths in their quest for profits. So willing, in fact, that it used the power of the federal government in an unprecedented assault on state legislatures, as well as on state attorneys general and anyone else on the side of consumers.

*The writer is [was - ndr] governor of New York.

Alessandro - 2008/3/20 - 10:54

Speriamo Iddio che non avremo in futuro George Walker Bush III o IV.Visto che quello di esportare la democrazia nel mondo è un vizio di famiglia.

Don Curzio Nitoglia - 2009/1/17 - 12:00

Beh, volendo, ohimè, ci sarebbe il fratellino, Jeb Bush, che non so se sia ancora governatore della Florida. Speriamo se ne resti a godersi il sole e la spiaggia di Miami...

Riccardo Venturi - 2009/1/17 - 22:30

Mi riferivo anche alla figura di Bush senior.Per questo parlavo di “vizio di famiglia“.

Don Curzio - 2009/1/18 - 01:16

Quanto a Bush senior, esiste l'antico detto "Talis pater..."; certo, il vizietto delle "guerre del Golfo" ce lo devono avere avuto in famiglia, così come quello della pena di morte (non scordiamoci mai che, prima di diventare presidente, Bush junior è stato il governatore del Texas che ha trasformato il "suo" stato in una fabbrica di bracci della morte e di forche). Certo che il signor Bush senior ha superato persino il paparino. La cosa più tragicomica (scelga ognuno se la vuole considerare più tragica o più comica) è che, nel suo recente messaggio di commiato, Bush junior ha dichiarato di avere lasciato un "mondo più libero"; come no! La libertà dei "patriot acts", la libertà di compiere genocidi indisturbatamente, la libertà di un'economia mandata alla la cosa più tragica e comica al tempo stesso, è che parecchie persone gli credono ancora. Senza per questo riporre eccessiva fiducia nel suo successore...


Riccardo Venturi - 2009/1/18 - 14:36

Certo che il signor Bush senior ha superato persino il paparino

Volevi dire junior ?
(Don Curzio)

Esattamente quello, è stato un errore di distrazione....[RV]

2009/1/18 - 15:41

B.B. - 2019/1/20 - 21:05

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