My lovely wife did this while I was out working today. She's a bit shy about it, but IMHO it's so damn spot on it demands to be shared with the BlueNC community. You saw it here first!
A New Toast for a New Carolina
By Diane Foust Hubbard (With apologies to Leonora Martin and Mary Burke Kerr)
Here’s to the land of the capitalist swine.
To the hopelessness of the unemployment line
Where the rich grow richer, and the poor garner hate.
Here’s to “Good Ol’ Boys”, in The Old North State.
Here’s to the Assembly, old, male and white,
Where government does business under cover of night.
Where McCrory and Pope and Berger can’t wait
To roll back the calendar, in The Old North State.
Here’s to the land where hateful rhetoric grows,
Where contempt for your women blatantly shows.
Where soar the egos of Congressmen of late,
Where Tarheel meets Taliban, The Old North State.
Away went my Carolina, I was privileged to share,
Where justice was equitable and cold hearts were rare,
Where neighbors were friendly, not blinded by hate,
The blessed land’s been shit-canned, my poor Old North State!