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Friday, January 27, 2017

Signin' Your Rights Away: Not-My-President Trump's poison pen


It has been
a busy week for Cheeto Jesus, notes Mother Jones:
Friday marks the end of President Donald Trump's first week in office. In just that short time, the new commander in chief and his administration have managed to produce an extraordinary amount of alarm in the United States and abroad. Concerns have ranged from a series of executive actions and efforts to gag federal agencies to Trump's penchant for promoting bewildering falsehoods and his obsession with his own popularity. It's been a lot to take in...
Now, I realize that Herr Drumpf's loyal fan base -- to whom he continues to cater, and damn the rest of us -- will dismiss the above as leftist partisan spin. The "truth," in their eyes, is that Trump is simply keeping his campaign promises, and has accomplished more in less than a week than his predecessor accomplished in eight years. Never mind that his spate of executive orders are ill thought out, ill advised, and perhaps even illegal or unenforceable -- and that many of them are reportedly the products of inexperienced bigots who have been writing the orders without any input from the agencies they would affect.
 

While it's true that to an extent all of our brains are functioning, or failing to function as the case may be, under the influence of politix, it seems that the brains of the Trump loyalists are having to work overtime to rationalize for their lunatic hero.

Be that as it may, a song had been going on in my head since Trump first sat down, to great fanfare, at that hallowed desk in the Oval Office, so I finally sat down and hammered out some lyrics. Below is a slightly modified version of the lyrics I posted on Facebook a few days ago. Granted, the meter and the rhyme patterns aren't identical to
the 1980 country hit song that inspired my efforts, but I think the message gets across. 

For those of you who are not familiar with the inspiration, here it is.



So now you can sing along.


Signin' Your Rights Away

~ Cosmic Connie


With a big glare and lotsa flair it's "So long, healthcare!"
Killin’ reproductive rights, pickin’ fights, wastin’ no time,
And I got to keep signin’
My press hacks, pro flacks slappin’ out those alt-facts,
Keepin’ perfect rhythm with the lies that are comin’ from my yap,
But I keep signin’
Ooh, I'm signin’ your rights away
Killin’ freedoms day by day for you
Ooh, I'm signin’ your rights away
Tearin' down the USA!


Got Steve Bannon, he's a loose cannon
Constantly fannin' the flames that are burnin' down the State
And Kellyanne's so grating
Then there's Spicer, he's a little nicer
May have to fire him 'cause he looks weak on TV
Bringin' down my ratings

Ooh, I'm signin' your rights away
Killin’ freedoms day by day for you
Ooh, I'm signin’ your rights away
Tearin' down the USA!


I saved those pipelines, screw the Sioux they’ll be fine,
Tried to gag some agencies too but they're all goin' rogue now,
Science is a menace!
Hail law and order, seal off the border,
Build the Wall, build me up, beat the press, gonna do it my way,
I don’t care what you say
Ooh, I'm signin' your rights away
Killin’ freedoms day by day for you
Ooh, I'm signin’ your rights away
Tearin' down the USA!

Killin’ regulations, pissin’ off some nations
Trade wars up ahead, I don’t care, wastin' no time,
And I got to keep signin’
Fightin’ over crowd size, stickin’ to my big lies,
Keepin’ just enough of the promises I made to the rubes,
And I got to keep signin’
But ooh, I'm signin' your rights away
Killin’ freedoms day by day for you
Ooh, I'm signin’ your rights away
Tearin' down  the USA!
Ooh, I'm signin' your rights away
Overhaul the USA for me
Ooh, I'm signin’ your rights away
Killin’ freedoms day by day

 © Connie L. Schmidt 2017
PS ~ For the growing number of people who are now regretting that they voted for Trump, here's a spot of cheer: I have another song. Y'all really should have listened to me back in November.

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