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Song Parodies -> "House of the Coward's Run"

Original Song Title:

"House of the Rising Sun"

Original Performer:

Frijid Pink

Parody Song Title:

"House of the Coward's Run"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

Parody song about the AWOL Texas House Legislatures flight to Oklahoma to avoid voting on redistricting voting precints.Links to news stories:
There is a house in Austin town
From where the lame have run
They caused the ruin of the redistricting bill
By the dirty deed they done

As reps they are a failure
What they did was so obscene
They left their posts with time so lean
A dirty trick so mean

Now the only thing these skunks will need
Is a suitcase or a trunk
When they rip the public for their stay
This ploy is full of bunk

Oh congress tell your parties
Not to do what they have done
Spend the public trust on debauchery
And hurt the house from where they run

Well, the legislative business
Is going down the drain
Don't let them back in Austin town
They deserve a ball and chain

There is a house in Austin town
From where the lame have run
They caused the ruin of the redistricting bill
By the dirty deed they done

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Pat Carrasco - May 26, 2003 - Report this comment
I really liked this one! The mournful tone of the original song matches the deeds done by the Dems.
Michael Pacholek - May 27, 2003 - Report this comment
The true Texas coward is the guy who sat on his ass for 20 minutes in that Florida classroom, knowing that the World Trade Center was attacked, and then didn't get back to the White House to do his job. A hell of a time to realize that he never belonged in the White House anyway. Bravo to the Texas Democrats, for finally growing spines, and upholding the law which says that redistricting will be done once every ten years, and not when Tom "the Hammer" DeLay orders it!
Guy DiRito - May 27, 2003 - Report this comment
Have you ever been in the military and do you really know where he went? Well I'm here to tell you that he went to the absolute best place to go at the time and that was Offutt AFB in Nebraska to the underground command post four stories below ground with all the US military forces at his disposal. I know I worked there once. It was built to withstand a direct nuclear hit in the 1950s. And you are so wise to know exactly what was happening 20 minutes after the first attack and what was coming next?. 30 minutes after the first attack CNN was still trying to figure out why these jets were crashing. They thought it was some bum radar. At least the President knew where to go and I applaud him for that. What would you have done? And I suppose that you find fault with 'W' landing on that carrier. While I'm at it I would just like to say this to all who find that somehow troublesome. Have you forgotten or have you never realized that he is the commander in chief of the US military and he not only has the right but the duty to visit and inspect his troops wherever, whenever and however he pleases. This was never true about Clinton, with his hate for the military and his disrespectful and at times left handed salutes. We are lucky that Clinton did not completely wreck the military or Al Qaeda and the Taliban would still be terrorizing the planet on a 9/11 scale at will. Do you sleep well at night? If you do then thank George Bush.
Michael Pacholek - May 28, 2003 - Report this comment
No, I have never been in the military, so I don't have any of those vets benefits that your beloved Commander-in-Thief has cut. The best place to go was the White House to do his damn job, or should I say Al Gore's job. Details of where he was at the time of the attacks is readily available on the Internet. Bush landing on a ship named after Abraham Lincoln? I guess the U.S.S. Martin Luther King was unavailable. Civilian control of the military keeps us more free than anything else, or else we mutate into a banana republic where the leader is usually seen in military uniform, like -- Saddam Hussein. Or Fidel Castro. Or Kim Jong Il. And Bill Clinton had FAR MORE RIGHT to use the military as he pleased, because he actually won a Presidential election -- TWICE -- unlike Bush, who LOST. Clinton was the greatest President of the last half-century. The World Trade Center was NOT destroyed on his watch, or on any other Democrat's, but on Georgie Bush's watch. Georgie failed America on the issue of national security like no other human being ever did. Of course, that's assuming he is a human being. I have my doubts. And no, I do not sleep well at night, because I live in fear of my job going down the toilet like 3 million others. For that, I thank Georgie Bush. That bastard must GO. John Kerry -- a real war hero who actually graduated from Yale without his father's help -- for President, Sheila Jackson Lee -- a real Texan who is more man than Bush will ever be -- for Vice President.
John Jenkins - May 28, 2003 - Report this comment
Guy, I commend you for humorously calling attention to an important issue that might otherwise have missed. It seems that one or both of two things might result from the AWOL legislators - gridlock and/or a $1.7 million assessment to reconvene the legislative session. I don't see gridlock as a big problem, but asking Texas' taxpayers to pay $1.7 million for this prank is a huge problem.
Guy DiRito - May 29, 2003 - Report this comment
John, Thanks much for punctuating my point that Mr. Pacholek's beloved democrats ripped the people of the state of Texas off to the tune of at least $1.7 million. I sincerely believe that our friend, Mr. Pacholek has his head where the sun does not shine. First off, who in their right mind would have the commander in chief on the front lines during a war? Bush moved his office to the security of the USAF Strat Com headquarters safely four stories below ground with walls 12 feet thick fortified by steel and concrete. Would he have had that kind of protection at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? He not only had protection he had firm command of the entire military. Our friend calls him a coward. I call him a savvy military commander who knows what to do under fire. Gore or anyone else for that matter would have done something similar. You see these contingencies are already thought out in advance where a president will go and what he will do in a crisis situation. I notice that Mr. Pacholek likes to apply colorful metaphors in place of intelligent verbiage. I wonder if he eats with that same mouth. We are being told only part of the truth by Mr. Pacholek. True 9/11 happened on the Bush watch, but what happened on Clintons watch? Lets see, there was the USS Cole and, Oh yeah, the two embassies in Africa in 1998 and lets not forget about the Kobar Towers in Saudi that killed a few hundred marines. What did those people in the White House, Hill and Billie do about it? Clinton half heartily lobbed a few cruise missiles at some tents in the Afghan desert. Boy that really showed 'em something didn't it. In all three of these attacks our military were among the targets, if not the primary target. This just proves the contempt that Clinton had for the military. I don't hate Bill Clinton. In fact there are only two things I don't like about him and that is his face. Where does Mr. Pacholek get his facts? Vets benefits taken away by Bush? Someone tell Bush that they missed me then. I'm also a veteran and I have lost no benefits. I lost my free medical under the Clinton regime that I was promised for 21 years in the military when that benefit was first described to me by my recruiter and promised until the day I retired. Clinton also shut down every MWR (Morale, welfare and recreation) installation that the US military had. These were a great benefit to the military person. Case in point. Laguna Shores was one such installation that was located on Corpus Christi Naval Air Station in Texas. This was well maintained substandard base housing that the Navy decommissioned. This housing tract was located right on the Gulf of Mexico. It offered a small house for a beach vacation for about 8 to 10 dollars a day. The average military person cannot afford the hotel rates at the Texas beaches in the summer time that can go for $75 to $100 per day. This same housing area today is a dilapidated slum that was turned this way when Clinton ordered it to be made available to the homeless. It is no wonder we have so many homeless here in America. From the looks of this place they destroy their own homes and that is why they are homeless. I don't say this about all homeless people but in this case it sure seems to be true. I think that Mr. Bush chose the USS Abraham Lincoln to land on because these troops were deployed longer than any other group. And besides I already made the point that it is his duty and right to do so. I am surely glad that all Americans are not as grateful as you are toward our military. So Mr. Pacholek, why don't you lighten up? This was only a silly song and you want to make a federal case out of it. Bush IS president so get used to it.
Michael Pacholek - May 29, 2003 - Report this comment
Veterans benefits were cut for the Fiscal Year 2004 budget which was passed by the Republican-controlled Congress and signed by Georgie. It takes effect in September. When the African embassies were attacked, Clinton attacked bin Laden's Afghan camp. When the WTC was attacked, Bush promised to bring bin Laden in, "Dead or alive." Clinton didn't make that promise because he didn't know if he could keep it. Bush made it, and has failed. And when it became obvious that bin Laden was not about to be found, Bush started telling lies about Iraq, as though Saddam was the only brutal dictator out there. He was just the one with the most oil, except for Bush's friends in the House of Saud, whom he does not dare disappoint. Homeless? In another great stroke of compassionate conservatism, mental health funds were cut in the 1980s, putting many patients on the street. Bush's duty? His duty is to resign, for he holds an office he did not to win. I'm not making a federal case out of the song. I am making a "federal case" out of people like you who will not admit the truth: When Republicans are in the White House, the American people suffer. Bush is NOT President. To be President, you must win the office, not steal it. Or did the great Christian Georgie not read that part of the Bible, along with "What you do to the least of these, you have done to me"? As I've said before, there's a difference between satire and genuine anger. Pointing out how dumb Bush is, that's satire. Pointing out the great harm he's caused in this country alone, that's genuine anger. Multiply that by 55 million, and you'll get an idea of what Bush faces on November 2, 2004, when the voters, choosing John Kerry, kick Georgie's miserable little ass back to his desert in Crawford.
Guy DiRito - May 30, 2003 - Report this comment
Mr. Pacholek, As I said earlier, Clinton lobbed a few missiles at a training camp in Afghanistan and that was all that was done. And just what are you smoking? Clinton had a deal with Somalia for Bin Laden. Somalia wanted to turn Bin Laden in to the US. Clinton feared the legal ramifications of bringing Bin Laden to justice and passed on the offer. And there would have probably been a dog and pony show something similar to what Zacarias Moussaoui is now orchestrating onto our legal system. Would the WTC disaster been avoided had Clinton grabbed up Bin Laden when he had the chance? Who knows, but what I do know is that it was a sure bet that it would and did happen due to Clinton's disinterest. At least Bush has the guts to go after Bin Laden and just because he has not been brought to justice yet does not mean he will not be. To quote a favorite Yankee ball player and manager "It ain't over 'til it's over". We shall yet see. And why don't you quit crying about the election and who may have stolen what. If you don't have anything new or pertinent to offer about it then drop the rhetoric or dial 1-800-WAAAAAH. It gets old and boring reading the same thing over and over again on how poor little Al Gore got robbed without offering any conclusive evidence to that fact. I told you before and I'll tell you just once more, Bush's win was managed by the slight margin of gain he received from the military absentee votes - the same votes that Algore wanted declared null and void. This is sweet justice for the party of the man who so hates the military to have his party defeated by those humble servants. Gore did not have the election stolen from him. He was beaten by those he chose to treat apart from everyone else. And since you like to "quote" the Bible here's one that applies here. Galatians 6.7 "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Wake up and smell the coffee! This should give you a clue about that man who claims to have invented the internet. And I'm doubting that you read the verse in the Bible that .you are quoting for it is grossly misquoted. I am assuming you are trying to quote Matthew 25:40 which actually says, "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. " Nothing was done TO anyone in this verse. This verse references something done for someone and actually means that not one is more important than another. Algore seemed to think that the humble military servant, who could be considered "the least of these my brethren" had somehow less of a right to cast votes for Florida's electorate then someone else. If you are going to quote the Bible at least have the respect to quote it correctly. And you seem to have that fuzzy math syndrome that so beleaguered Gore. There are no longer 55 Million people that would vote against Bush. Check the poles for approval rating. I doubt that the Dems will make a show. They have no platform and stand for nothing at this point in time. They can't stop reinventing themselves long enough to get a grip. So dream on toward the next election and your precious John Kerry. Bush is president so get over it and move on. One more thing - study a little geography. Crawford Texas is not in the desert. Desert areas of Texas are located in the western part of the state. Every time you make a wrong statement hurts your credibility. Do your research before you write back please.
ChuckyG - May 30, 2003 - Report this comment
Yesh, I think you guys need to calm down, or find a politics board to discuss this stuff on.. seriousily.. I'm surprised the comment software even allows comments this long.

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