January 9, 2008

"Now I'm back and not ashamed to cry."

That's a lyric in the song that plays at the end of Barack Obama's speech last night.
Like a fool I went and stayed too long
Now I'm wondering if your love's still strong
Oo, baby, here I am, signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours!

Then that time I went and said goodbye
Now I'm back and not ashamed to cry
Oo, baby, here I am, signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours!
More appropriate for Hillary, don't you think?

(Thanks to my son John for pointing this out.)


Mortimer Brezny said...


Now I'm wondering if your love's still strong.

Peter V. Bella said...

How about the Fifth Dimension-

Billlllllllllll, I love you Bill...

George M. Spencer said...

Does she really think she'll get by with a dream?

....I think I can deal with ev'rything going through your head.


Bill_45 said...

But which version? Gloria Gaynor's hopeful and uplifting version? Or the bitter and beaten down take by Cake, where "I will survive" is more a threat than a promise.

Peter V. Bella said...

Obama has Yes we can.

Hillary's new slogan is-

Cries and lies!

Bissage said...

Why didn't I think of this sooner?

There's an LOLHillary just waiting to happen!


Peter V. Bella said...

So take a good look at my face
You'll see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer, it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears..

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reader_iam said...

I truly, truly thought I'd come in here and find someone had already pointed to this.

Sometimes you guys disappoint me.

Kurt said...

I wish I remember what clever commenter on some other blog came up with this one, but all I know is that it wasn't me. Nevertheless, I'll repeat it here. Hillary's new theme song should be "It's my Party, and I'll cry if I want to."

Peter V. Bella said...

reader_iam said...
It is her new campaign song.

rhhardin said...

Athletes retire weeping all the time. Mike Breen used to make it a regular feature on Imus, like here .

Peter V. Bella said...

Barak "Mr. Rogers" Obama

It's a beautiful day in this primary state,
A beautiful day for a voter,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?

It's a neighborly day in this polling place,
A neighborly day for a supoorter,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?

I have always wanted to have a supporter just like you,
I've always wanted to serve people just like you.

So let's make the most of this beautiful day,
Since we're together, we might as well say,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won't you be my voter?

Won't you please,
Won't you please,
Please won't you be my voter?

Spoken: Hi voter, I'm glad we're together again....

blake said...

MCG makes me think of this classic:

Take a look at me now
There's just an empty space
And you coming back to me
Is against all odds
And that's what I have to face

Meade said...

Janis sings it for all the Hillary sympathizers who came out last night for She Who's Widdle Feewings Got Hurt By Those Two Big Mean Men.

reader_iam said...

Oh, that still takes a piece of my heart, all these years later.

reader_iam said...

This would have been, what--something like three months or so before Janis' death?

Bissage said...

Meade, the perfect contrast!

And . . . truly awe-inspiring.

Meade said...

Yes, reader, I hadn't thought of that - a few months before her fatal overdose. Eerie.

Some people compare one of the other candidates to Janis Joplin. But she...

Trooper York said...

Now I am back, as I spent the entire day at the Department of Motor Vechiles in the Atlantic Center on Flatbush Avenue. I think it was exactly what my grandfather went through when he was in Ellis Island in 1912 when he came here from Ischia. All I needed was a 12 year old Vito Corleone singing in the next cell.

Meade said...

Welcome back, Troop. You probably have some catching up to do. Did you hear about Hillary? She's running for president. More importantly, she's a Yankees fan. Or Red Sox. Or one of those football teams there from nonflyover country. Anyway, she's very passionate about them and doesn't want them to fall backwards whatever that means.

Peter V. Bella said...

For Trooper:

O' Sole A mio...

reader_iam said...

Meade: I was caught in flashback, not intending a comment to extend the metaphor re: Clinton.

But it strikes me that, as it turns out, I've mostly been setting up extensions via pitching softballs recently, which is pretty much a sure sign that I should take a timeout.

Thanks for the call! I need that.

Trooper York said...

Friday night is coming so you're saving all your money
Cause you need to buy some buds and some beer
You won't be doin nothing cause you spent up all your money
So you smoke until you choke and drink your beer all alone

You drank up all your beer and you're feeling fine
You look up at the clock, it's only quarter till nine
So you woof a bunch of munchies cause there's nothing to do
But when you find they don't mix, you're chunkin' mulligans stew

(Mulligan Stew, Vengeance Rising)

Meade said...

Nobody heard the word "change."
Last night as she stood up on the stage.
Ev'rybody know
That Hil' had grabbed the mo'
'cause Monday we saw the broad display emo
For ten seconds she seemed real.

Oh she fakes just like a Clinton, yes, she does
And she shakes (her finger) just like a Clinton, yes, she does
And she takes (corrupt campaign contributions ) just like a Clinton.
But then (she quickly regains her political posture after) she breaks just like a little girl.

(forgive me, Bob)

reader_iam said...
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reader_iam said...

TROOPER: I had no idea, 'til I Googled. My tale (the one which brought up "Mulligan stew" the other day) was actually organic, not "referent," in terms of the "Mulligan stew" part. It just goes to show that, in fact, rust does sleep (through, and even a lot), among other things. Timeout signal, indeed!

And, so it goes.

reader_iam said...

At the very least, my stepping back protected you all from my linking to Joan Armatrading (whom I love still, and will; so don't even bother).

If only on that basis, you ought to let me take a break in peace. Dontcha think?

Freeman Hunt said...

Hillary doesn't have the relaxed confidence for Motown. Bill could maybe play such a song after a speech.

Related to the cry moment: this made me 'heh.'

rhhardin said...

WSJ is free starting today.

Clinton's Victory Resonates With Women

In New Hampshire, Mrs. Clinton scored best with women who had lower incomes and less education as opposed to highly-paid, educated women. Half of women who earn between $15,000 and $30,000 voted for her, compared to 29% for Mr. Obama. Just 31% of women with post-graduate degrees voted for Mrs. Clinton, however, compared to 43% for Mr. Obama. Mrs. Clinton also did well with women who are single, separated, divorced or widowed, carrying single women by 17 points in New Hampshire while Sen. Obama carried them in Iowa by 13 points.

See also, from the past, Diana's Death Resonates With Women in Therapy

Remember it's only a minority, 40%. People everywhere play to their interests, and their interests happen to be there in this case.

Trooper York said...

Reader of course you should get a break. I was only teasing. I only tease people I like. I just thought that was funny. All the best.