Category Archives: politics

Fairness for Politicians

Congress wants to take away health insurance from Americans?  Cool.  Let’s take away government-subsidized heath insurance from Congress and their families.  They’re all millionaires; they can afford to buy insurance on the economy. Sign the Petition.    

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I Like Reality…

…I live there.  It’s where I keep my stuff.   Now comes the news that Trump pressured Park Service to find proof for his claims about inauguration crowd On the morning after Donald Trump’s inauguration, acting National Park Service director … Continue reading

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I’d Thought I Was Done with Politics

After reprinting the Whig and Republican songbooks from 1844 and 1888 I thought I’d be done with this.  But hey, it’s time to stand up for truth. Who knew that Teen Vogue would be a bastion of hard-hitting journalism? The … Continue reading

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Index of Titles and First Lines: 1888 Harrison Song Book

“And when some jubilant son-of-a-gun Yelled, ‘What’s the matter with Harrison?’ A voice replied, far up the height, ‘He’s all right.’” Songs from The Harrison log cabin song book of 1840 : Revised for the campaign of 1888, with numerous … Continue reading

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Farewell to Ben and Grover

    And here it is, the last entry in the 1888 Harrison Log Cabin Song Book: SET HIM THERE K-SOCK. And they’s still another idy ‘at I ort to here append, In a sort o’ nota beany, fer to … Continue reading

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Wave High the Red Bandanna

  And so, my friend, we approach the end of The Harrison Log Cabin Song Book of 1840: Revised for the campaign of 1888, with numerous new songs to patriotic airs. CLEVELAND’S VICE. Air — “Meerschaum Pipe.” Oh, who is … Continue reading

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I’ll Eat My Hat

  WHEN MY OLD HAT WAS NEW. When my old hat was new (’twas back in sixty-one), Brave boys went out to battle and with them Harrison, They fought for union of the States, for abolition, too, And many boys … Continue reading

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Tariff Tales

  WHAT SHALL THE TARIFF BE? Cutting the tax from the sheep’s white wool, Cutting the tax from the silken spool, Cutting the tax from the cotton hose, Cutting the tax from the English clothes; What shall the tariff be? … Continue reading

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D. Day Dodger

  THE PRESIDENTIAL FISHERMAN. Air — “The Fine Old English Gentleman.” Come listen, all ye soldiers who wore the royal blue, I’ve got a little story to tell you that is true, About a “mugwump” President named Cleveland, who they … Continue reading

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Yes, His Grandfather was Old Tippecanoe

  A SONG OF TWO SOLDIERS. Air — “Old Oaken Bucket.” Oh, dear to my soul are the days of our glory, The time honored days of our national pride, When heroes and statesmen ennobled our story, And boldly the … Continue reading

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