A New Toast for a New Carolina

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!

Comments

She's the brains of this outfit

I am but the messenger.

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"...the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be."

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail

This is Spot On...

...and over at BackwardNC, they also have an updated "Old Backward State" Toast, Song and State Symbols.

Here's to the land of the long leaf pine,
The Old Backward State where people are second to dollar signs,
Where the weak get screwed and the strong grow greedy,
Backward NC, where they punish the needy!

It goes on from there.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

I'd love to hear

either one of them read at Moral Monday.

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"...the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be."

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail