All the news of home just gives you the blues

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WTF? “Senate Republicans succeeded early Thursday in forcing a change in a measure altering President Barack Obama’s newly enacted health care overhaul, meaning the bill will have to return to the House for final congressional approval.” How is that possible? It’s enacted. Something that is signed into law IS law. I just don’t get it. Deeply depressing. Joni, sing us a song of hope.

Joni Mitchell: California

Sitting in a park in Paris, France
Reading the news and it sure looks bad
They won’t give peace a chance
That was just a dream some of us had
Still a lot of lands to see
But I wouldn’t want to stay here
It’s too old and cold and settled in it’s ways here
Oh, but California
California I’m coming home
I’m going to see the folks I dig
I’ll even kiss a Sunset pig
California, when I get home

I met a redneck on a Grecian isle
Who did the goat dance very well
He gave me back my smile
But he kept my camera to sell
Oh the rogue, the red red rogue
He cooked good omelettes and stews
And I might have stayed on with him there
But my heart cried out for you, California
Oh California I’m coming home
Oh make me feel good rock’n roll band
I’m your biggest fan
California, I’m coming home

CHORUS:

Oh it gets so lonely
When you’re walking
And the streets are full of strangers
All the news of home you read
Just gives you the blues
Just gives you the blues

So I bought me a ticket
I caught a plane to Spain
Went to a party down a red dirt road
There were lots of pretty people there
Reading Rolling Stone, reading Vogue
They said, “How long can you hang around?”
I said “a week, maybe two,
Just until my skin turns brown
Then I’m going home to California”
California I’m coming home
Oh will you take me as I am
Strung out on another man
California I’m coming home

CHORUS:

Oh it gets so lonely
When you’re walking
And the streets are full of strangers
All the news of home you read
More about the war
And the bloody changes
Oh will you take me as l am?
Will you take me as l am?
Will you?

song of the week 🙂 englisch lernen mit liedern

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  1. Thanks, Chris. Our lovely politicians finally did get their act together and approved the details. The WashPost says of the way the “reconcilliation bill” (what a name; means any fix-it bill that is attached to another bill that is found to be in conflict with other laws) was negotiated,

    “Lawmakers are leaving Washington on a rancorous note. Members of both parties seethed over the political response to threats of violence against a number of House Democrats, and senators belittled one another during amendment votes that lasted nearly 21 straight hours.

    Senate Republicans forced 41 votes to strip or alter provisions — although Democrats won every one — and identified 20 words that violated procedural rules, requiring the bill to return to the House to be approved a second time.

    Both parties think they are emerging from the health-care debate in the stronger political position, going into midterm elections.”

    Oh, yeah?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/25/AR2010032500006.html?hpid%3Dtopnews&sub=AR

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