When The Lie's So Big

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When the lie's so big
As in
Robertson's case,
(That sinister face
Behind all the Jesus hurrah)
From: (Mike Quigley)
  Pat Robertson. Frank had a special place in his heart for this guy. "Case" here means "as in the example of pat Robertson"
From: (Cliff Heller)
  Robertson is a TV Evangelist who had close involvement with the most unsavory, religious right-wing fascist element of the Republican party. This was written during his '88 presidential bid. Robertson way outdid himself during the '92 campaign when he said that the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) was not about Equal Rights for Women, it was about a movement which encourages women to divorce their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft and become lesbians.
  Yes he really said that.
  It's a large part of the reason why Clinton won the election. The Republican party had sold too much of its platform to this extremist element.
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(That sinister face
Behind all the Jesus hurrah)
Could result in te end
To a worrisom trend
In which every American
Born Again
Could be punished in cruel and unusal ways
  See SEX track on The Man From Utopia
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Criminal saints
With a 'Heavenly Mission" -
A nation enraptured
By pure superstition
(Do you believe in
Invisible Army?)
From: Vladimir Sovetov <>
  Seems to be something from Pat agitprop:-) arsenal.
From: (Cliff Heller)
  You got it. Apocalyptic visions from his TV show.
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The Republican trick
Ketchup is a vegetable)
can be played out again"
From: Evil Bob <>
  This refers to some dubious reclassifications of food groups and substitutions allowable for US school-lunch programs perpetrated by the government during the Reagan years as one of the many ways in which the Reagan White House cut massive amounts of money from social and educational programs and re-directed those funds in more "useful" directions (like large corporate bodies and defense subcontractors). When these school-lunch program reclassifications came out sometime around 1982 I remember reading with astonishment some of the substitutions. The one that stood out most prominently in my mind (and I guess in Frank's as well) was the one referred to in this song: instead of serving an actual vegetable dish, a small cup of ketchup was listed as a suitable nutritional substitute.

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