Saturday, April 29, 2006

More Better Star-Spangled Banner

Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Under darkness of night and bright stars, through our perilous flight,
O’er the boarder we swam, we were so gallantly streaming.
And the spotlights’ bright glare, the ‘copters buzzing in air,
Gave proof through the night that our ass was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the jobs and the home of the payday?

Is the rewrite of the national anthem opened to anyone or do you have to be a recent arrival? I hope I’ve captured the essence of the new nation.

What’s interesting is watching the immigration situation divide the Republicans between the classic moneyed ruling class and the blue collar, cloth coat middle class majority. Business loves the current immigration policy that allows them to pay low wages and no benefits. The working class sees their wages being held down by the influx of cheap labor and strong belief that laws should be obeyed. An interesting article on this subject by Craig Shirley appeared in the WaPo a few days back.
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