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Thursday, January 19, 2012

GOP's Pipeline Anthem

To be sung to the tune of Don't Fence Me In. Image from

O give me jobs, lots of jobs on the oil pipeline’s route
Let Keystone flow
Let it glide o’er the plain and make sure it won’t pollute
Let Keystone flow
Give us oil, lots of oil from the tar sands please
We’ll refine it even though it makes us wheeze
Then we’ll try and sell it to those rich Chinese
Let Keystone flow

Just turn it loose
Let the oil come and roil some environmentalists
They’re so abstruse
They elaborate, collaborate with sentimentalists
They want to stop using oil and find green solutions
All in the hope that they can stop pollutions,
Undermine our economic institutions
Let Keystone flow

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