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Burch's Box of Subversive Joy
Posted by Ken Burch in General Discussion
Sun Nov 06th 2011, 06:02 PM
I played this yesterday at the "Occupy Juneau" event(yes, this HAS reached Southeast Alaska, campers) and it went over pretty well there.

Just want any reactions from you guys

(The tune is sort of a rockabilly progression in G, btw)

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

(intro, sung like a sort of ballad)

What kind of folks would do a thing like this?

Is that what I heard you say?

There any kind of folks you can ever name

And they’re all right here today:


1)There’s short folks, tall folks, big folks, small folks

Any kind of folks at all

We got short hair, long hair, green hair strong hair

Or no hair at all

All kinds of folks are coming by

They’re all here to OCCUPY!

There's young folks, old folks, shy folks bold folks

Folks of every kind

Hip folks, square folks, here and there folks

Folks of every mind

All those folks are here-here’s why

They’re all here to OCCUPY!





(Chorus)

Occupy the park, yeah, Occupy your street

Your town, your city, and then your state, tell everyone you meet

All kinds of folks are joining in

Occupy and then we’ll WIN!



1)There's black folks, white folks, red folks, yellow folks

Folks who might be plaid

There’s men folks, women folks, somewhere inbetwimmen folks

Folks who are angry and sad

All those folks are gonna testify

They’re all here to OCCUPY!

gay folks, straight folks, bi folks are great folks,

Folks who just wanna be friends

Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, Christians, Hindus. Druids, Wiccans

And folks who don’t care how it ends

All these folks ready to defy

They’re all here to OCCUPY!



(Chorus)


(Bridge)



Now there’s no reason you should be afraid

There’s a brand new future waiting to be made



3)There’s folks who work eighty hours a week

While the rich boys go to play,

and Folks who USED to have a job and a home

Before the banks took ‘em both away.

Folks struggling to live, and folks left to die

Joining forces to OCCUPY!

There’s lots of folks in the words of this song,

That ain’t nothin’ new.

But the folks we need now

To win this fight

Are the folks who look like you.

We’re the 99%

Don’t just stand by

Now’s the time to OCCUPY!

(repeat Chorus twice and end)

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Posted by Ken Burch in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Feb 23rd 2010, 12:59 AM
Didn't that used to be against the whole "amateur standing" thing?

I'm just wondering how this got to be ok...if anybody knows....
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Posted by Ken Burch in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun Jan 24th 2010, 01:28 AM
It's never really been about what ACTIVISTS expect.

It's about what the people expect.

And what they expect is for a new administration to be different FROM THE START.

They expect boldness and courage.

They expect confidence in convictions.

When an administration shows neither, it doesn't survive.

The disappointment is the people's disappointment...not the ACTIVIST's disappointment.

Even if you think you can dismiss the activists...you CAN'T dismiss the people. Nor can you DISS the people.

They want full employment put first(even before "market values").

They want the bankers to be disciplined and humbled for their arrogance...and NOW.

And they want healthcare policy that DOESN'T enrich Big Forma.

That's why we're losing the people.

It's not rocket science.

It's just about getting real and being strong.

And NOBODY has the right to tell the AMERICAN PEOPLE they aren't being patient enough, when we OWE them a Second New Deal to end this recession(and we didn't owe the banks a damn thing).

If you fight you win, if you fudge you fail.
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Posted by Ken Burch in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Jan 19th 2010, 02:42 PM
is there any good reason to KEEP taking corporate money?
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Posted by Ken Burch in General Discussion: Presidency
Tue Jan 19th 2010, 02:22 PM
1)Kick Geithner AND Summers AND Rahm out the door. Tommorrow morning.

2)Get in there and go LBJ on the Senate to get the public option back into the HCR(or, if they won't back it, HANG IT ON THE GOP in the fall);

3)Push the DSCC HARD to make all Democratic Senate candidates promise to back the leadership on all procedural motions, and to commit to abolishing the filibuster.

4)Introduce a REAL campaign finance reform bill in Congress and make it an issue in the FALL campaign.

5)Take Social Security "reform" off the table-forever. The "reforms" are all right-wing and only benefit people who hate this party and the workers and the poor. It's never right for a Democratic president to put the rich before the people, and that's what "entitlement reform" has always been about. Raise the SSN withholding limit instead. No one who backs our party would object to that and neither will the independents.

6)Tell Wall Street to FUCK OFF! They're not on our side and this last year proves they can never be reasoned with.

7)Issue the executive order ending DADT TOMORROW! Lift the ban on gays in the military TOMORROW! No one who opposes gays in the service will ever vote Democratic anyway so there's no cost in either choice. There IS no middle ground on justice!

That's the only hope we have of avoiding a blowout this fall. The president progressives elected has to work, NOW to re-earn our support and to re-energize the coalition that elected him.

We know now that every compromise he's made on everything has been a mistake and that every move towards the center has only weakened him.

It's time for our president to walk the walk!
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Posted by Ken Burch in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Jan 11th 2010, 02:26 AM
If that did happen, wouldn't the only decent thing be to admit that what remained couldn't even be WORTH passing, since there'd be no gains for the people at all?
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Posted by Ken Burch in General Discussion: Presidency
Sat Dec 26th 2009, 01:05 AM
"Far Left" means the Sendero Luminoso, or maybe Pol Pot(if you actually believe what the Khmer Rouge did was in any real sense "leftist" at all).

It doesn't apply to people who are simply defending their own liberal, and in some cases democratic radical convictions.

Nobody here is guilty of wanting anyone sent to a labor camp, or of wanting mass executions, or even of favoring suppression of "counterrevolutionary devationist" opinions.

Let the "far left" smear be seen for what it is: a lie

And let it be retired from usage here at DU.

This forum deserves greater rhetorical care than that.
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Posted by Ken Burch in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Dec 25th 2009, 04:31 PM
Whether you agree with me on anything or not!

May this continue to be a place where ideas can be spread.

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Posted by Ken Burch in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Dec 18th 2009, 08:47 PM
"Following the election, Lieberman struck a deal with Democratic leadership allowing him to keep his seniority and chairmanship of the Governmental Affairs Committee. In return, he agreed to vote with the Democrats on all procedural matters unless he asked permission of Majority Whip Richard Durbin."

(from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Lieberman )

1)Aren't cloture motions "procedural matters"?

2)Did he ask permission from Durbin to refuse to back the party on THIS procedural matter?

3)Would Durbin actually have been clueless enough to give Joe permission?
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Posted by Ken Burch in General Discussion: Presidency
Tue Dec 08th 2009, 05:52 PM
We've had a number of speculative threads on how DU might have treated Democratic presidents that served in the pre-Internet era.

Since the situation we are now in may be closer to the '65-66 political era than any other, it is only right that we consider how

LBJ might have fared here.

My guess is, some of the fault lines that exist in DU today would have occurred then.
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Posted by Ken Burch in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Dec 02nd 2009, 03:06 PM
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/hotsto...

(snip)

"They don't claim to know who's been naughty or nice, but some Houston charities are asking whether children are in the country legally before giving them toys.

In a year when more families than ever have asked for help, several programs providing Christmas gifts for needy children require at least one member of the household to be a U.S. citizen. Others ask for proof of income or rely on churches and schools to suggest recipients.

The Salvation Army and a charity affiliated with the Houston Fire Department are among those that consider immigration status, asking for birth certificates or Social Security cards for the children."
(end snip)
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Posted by Ken Burch in General Discussion: Presidency
Mon Nov 23rd 2009, 07:21 PM
This is the only good chance we're going to get. We know the country will just move right again in 2010, which means that it won't matter whether we hold the White House in 2012 or not(as it wouldn't have mattered if we'd lost it in 1996, since Clinton and Dole agreed on all major issues).

Health care's defeat this year means we're doomed to live through the late 1990's again. We're doomed to go back to a powerless Dem president and an eternal GOP Congress, which is worse than not having a Dem president at all.

This is why those who say "don't worry, we can get it in the future if it doesn't go through this year" have to be ignored.

If it loses this year, nobody but Dennis and Grayson will even bother trying in the future. Everyone else in Congress will cave.
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Posted by Ken Burch in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat Oct 24th 2009, 06:38 PM
here's their homepage--note the image to the right.

http://minnesotansforglobalwarming.com/m4g...

I'm sure Big Mouse will be having a word with them.

here's the message I sent to Disney:

"I wanted to alert you to a flagrant violation of one of your copyrights. There is a group called "Miinnesotans for Global Warming(here's a link to their homepage)that has a "No Cap'n Trade" link on their page). The link uses an image of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Knowing your company's reputation for zealous protection of copyright, I assume you'll want to do something about this."

Serves the corporate toadies right to have to fight ANOTHER corporation's legal division.
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