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a song for free corporate speech-Come Add A Verse

dick greenhaus 10 Feb 10 - 11:32 PM
open mike 11 Feb 10 - 01:30 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 11 Feb 10 - 04:44 PM
GUEST,999 11 Feb 10 - 05:26 PM
dick greenhaus 11 Feb 10 - 08:54 PM
Genie 12 Feb 10 - 12:08 AM
Genie 12 Feb 10 - 12:17 AM
Genie 12 Feb 10 - 11:38 PM
dick greenhaus 16 Feb 10 - 08:38 PM
katlaughing 16 Feb 10 - 10:51 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: a song for free corporate speech
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 11:32 PM

A submission from Caroline Paton, who's about to dip a toe into the murky waters of the Internet.
She'd be grateful for any additional verses.

O, my name is Exxon Mobil,
And I'm a person, too.
In spite of all my billions
I'm just the same as you.
Then do unto others, the Golden Rule
It is our highest goal
For gold it is the ruler now
That we are in control.

(tune: MacNamara's Band)
©Caroline Paton Folk-Legacy Records, Inc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: a song for free corporate speec
From: open mike
Date: 11 Feb 10 - 01:30 PM

It is great to see that Caroline is composing.
I hope others might add a verse or two.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: a song for free corporate speec
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 Feb 10 - 04:44 PM

As one of the 250,000 employees and annuitants of Exxon Mobil, the numerous holders of stock in Exxon and subsidiaries of the group such as Imperial and Petronas, and the hundreds of thousands employed in companies and businesses dependent on or servicing Exxon Mobil, I object to the left wing garbage implicit in such doggerel.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: a song for free corporate speec
From: GUEST,999
Date: 11 Feb 10 - 05:26 PM

Yer gang ain't bigger'n arn!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: a song for free corporate speec
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 11 Feb 10 - 08:54 PM

O, it costs a lot to make our leaders vote the proper way
And TV ads and lobbyists all need someone to pay;
Since common folk don't have the cash, we need someone who can will
And we get to pay the piper, 'cause we now can foot the bill


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: a song for free corporate speech
From: Genie
Date: 12 Feb 10 - 12:08 AM

Oh I am a corporation
With the all the rights of you-
The right to speak, the right to lie;
You peasants I can sue.
But the courts have ruled that I have just
A few more rights than you,
For I am not contstrained by limitations
Of the mortal crew.

I can own my own, but you cannot,
For slavery that would be.
And no one cares if I am gay
If merg-ed I would be.
And If I kill somebody, there'll be no one goes to jail.
And I can live a thousand years
If profits, they prevail.


(Feel free to edit and amend these if you feel so moved. They are strictly off-the-cuff.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: a song for free corporate speech
From: Genie
Date: 12 Feb 10 - 12:17 AM

Here's a rudimentary chorus, to be tweaked and edited PRN:


Oh, you bums can hang and the law be damned
As your rights, they fade away.
Scalia twists the common law
As John Roberts' court holds sway.
And Thomas, as usual, he still stays mute
As big business plays its hand.
The death of our democracy
Is the Corporatocracy's plan.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: a song for free corporate speech
From: Genie
Date: 12 Feb 10 - 11:38 PM

Aw, c'mon, folks.   Somebody's got to have more verses and choruses!

Maybe we should add "Song Challenge!" to the title?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: a song for free corporate speech
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 08:38 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: a song for free corporate speech
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 10:51 PM

I really like your two verses, Genie. Well done!


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