“they only answer, more, more,more…”

A woman whose son was killed in Iraq showed up at a speech by Laura Bush to voice her unhappiness about his death. Mrs. Bush listened thoughtfully, and the other members of the audience expressed their condolences and thanked her for the sacrifice made by her son in the service of a cause they continue to support.

Wait… I’m sorry. It seems I’ve gotten just a few of the details wrong.

It turns out that Mrs. Bush ignored the woman, the other audience members started chanting “Four more years!” (of the deaths of young American soldiers perhaps?), and the woman was led away in handcuffs.

Welcome to America.


Fortunate Son
Some folks are born made to wave the flag,
ooh, they’re red, white and blue.
And when the band plays “Hail To The Chief”,
oh, they point the cannon at you, Lord,
It ain’t me, it ain’t me,
I ain’t no senator’s son,
It ain’t me, it ain’t me,
I ain’t no fortunate one, no,
Some folks are born silver spoon in hand,
Lord, don’t they help themselves, oh.
But when the taxman come to the door,
Lord, the house look a like a rummage sale, yes,
It ain’t me, it ain’t me,
I ain’t no millionaire’s son.
It ain’t me, it ain’t me,
I ain’t no fortunate one, no.
Yeh, some folks inherit star spangled eyes,
ooh, they send you down to war, Lord,
And when you ask them, how much should we give,
oh, they only answer, more, more, more, yoh,
It ain’t me, it ain’t me,
I ain’t no military son,
It ain’t me, it ain’t me,
I ain’t no fortunate one,
It ain’t me, it ain’t me,
I ain’t no fortunate one, no no no,
It ain’t me, it ain’t me,
I ain’t no fortunate son, no no no,
Creedence Clearwater Revival

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