Thursday, November 17, 2011

Libya, Our Next War...Maybe. -- UPDATE



With great deference and respect for Julius Henry Marx, one of history's true, genius wordsmiths (and Yip Harburg, [thanks for the catch, Anon]) -- and to launch my Sixth Blogiversary Fundraiser:








3...2...1...

Libya oh Libya, say have you met Libya,
Libya, our next war...maybe.
Unknown rebels folks adore so,
And all that oil even more so.

Libya oh Libya, our martial ad-libia
Despoiled by Colonel Macbeth.
Beneath him's a footstool called Tripoli.
(Where he shared a few hot tubs with Berlusconi)
And from where he now murders by land, air and sea,
You can learn a lot from Libya.

La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la

Homicidally unbound, Muammar'll dance you around,
Like a pinata made by a Neocon.
If you squint you can see Kosovo or Granad-ee
Or Caesar crossing the Rubicon.

La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la

Libya oh Libya, say have you met Libya,
Libya, our next war...maybe.
When the bombs start to flyin',
That's when comes the real lyin'

Libya oh Libya, our martial ad-libia
Despoiled by Colonel Macbeth.
For a dime Billy Kristol will show you his dick
And explain what makes a Fox fascist tick
As 10 years vanish like a cheesy card trick
You can learn a lot from Libya.

La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la

Come along and see Newt with his ass out.
John McCain panting so hard he might pass out.
While side-kick Joe digs out his war pout.
And Beck doubles down on his freak out.

La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la

Republicans suddenly caring where the money goes.
Chickenhawks suddenly back on the talk shows.
Here are PNACers back rattling sabers.
Back to tossing kids 'round like flesh cabers.

La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la

Libya oh Libya, our martial ad-libia
Oh Libya the champ of them all.
Where once was a Commie who French-kissed big banks
('Til Ghadaffi started killing civilians with tanks)
Now that Kenyan Usurper has risen 10 ranks
For he went and conquered Libya!

I said Libya
{He said Libya}
They said Libya
{We said Syria}
La La!



The Original, for those who have never heard it, or haven't seen it in far too long:


Update:

The"update" to this post is that a nice lady promised me candy if I hauled it out of mothballs.

And I do like candy.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Filking is the last refuge of the scoundrel and the first refuge of the helpless nerd.

Mal said...

Ah but what a great piece of filking it is!

Suzan said...

Aren't they filling that hole with some guy named Ross Don'tKnowShat?

See here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/28/opinion/28douthat.html?hp

They never miss a trick (to pull on US). Paul K will be gone next.

Mysteriously. To write that book he was never able to before on the American Thought Police and the smearing of real journalists by those with an ultimate, evil control agenda.

"one more indicator of just how reflexively vindictive, how un-American, one of our two great political parties has become."

Read it now!

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/28/opinion/28krugman.html?src=ISMR_AP_LO_MST_FB

Love ya,

S

Anonymous said...

I've had "...say have you met Libya" bouncing around my brain for weeks now, so extra cheers from me to Driftglass for seeing it through to the end. But don't you owe deference and respect to Yip Harburg instead of/as well as to Groucho?

driftglass said...

Anon 1,
I don't remember ever pretending to be otherwise :-)

Anon 2,
Thanks. Updated.

Suzan,
Thank you.

Mal,
Awww.

Rev.Paperboy said...

Saw it coming just from the title alone, before i saw the photo of brave Capt. Spaulding (and Hooray for him, says I!) and it still killed me. Bravo sir!
when is the recording session?

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Libya: While the idea of getting involved in another war whilst refusing to even consider undoing the Bush tax cuts to pay for it is something to make the gut churn, a key reason that's more often given for opposition to aiding the rebels -- namely, the meme that the rebels are all Al Qaeda and will turn the place over to bin Laden oooga boooga -- is, well, not really operative:

http://phoenixwoman.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/so-how-did-gaddafi-become-bushs-favorite-muslim/

Bustednuckles said...

Nice header dude, me like.

Congrats on six, fucking, years of screaming into the void and being a huge influence on my outlook on life.

Busted

Coldtype said...

Actually Anon, the best reason for resisting the call of the Libyan “rebels” is that this unelected hoard of racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, radical Islamists had absolutely no popular support among the other tribes comprising the nation. Furthermore, the duplicity of the Obama administration and NATO could not have been on better display as the protesters in Bahrain were crushed (with a healthy assist from Saudi troops) directly under the nose of the US 5th Fleet around the same time with nary a comment from the Prince of Peace.