Afternoon Snack: Ani DiFranco and Ry Cooder, “Deportee”

Congressman Steve King blasted the President yesterday because the first family invited Ana Zamora–a Dream Act candidate–to sit with Michele Obama during the State of the Union speech.

Zamora did not merit being referred to by name: rather King tweeted “#Obama perverts ‘prosecutorial discretion’ by inviting a deportable to sit in place of honor at #SOTU w/1st Lady,” King wrote. “I should sit with Alito.”

Basically that means King is in congress to represent the xenophobes and bigots within our population (you know who you are).

I tweeted back that King should check out the Lucinda Williams/David Rodriguez  song, Deportee. In the tweet I noted that he would like the song since all the undocumented die in a plane crash at the end of the song.

I have a live version my friend Les burned for me (by Williams and Rodriguez), but I could not find it on YouTube. But, in searching, I discovered the song was written by Woody Guthrie, and is based upon a real incident (the actual title is Deportee (Plane Crash at Los Gatos).

Anyway, I found this cool version by Ani DiFranco and Ry Cooder. Good stuff.

And, fucking bite me Steve King. Good thing you descended from Native Americans, and not from immigrants (that was sarcasm Steve: I forgot, you are not smart enough to understand sarcasm without an explanation).

4 thoughts on “Afternoon Snack: Ani DiFranco and Ry Cooder, “Deportee”

  1. Geez, Lawr. Kindness on the Imperial State Electric song balanced by pure venom here. That’s yin and yang, I guess.

  2. Never hypocritically rankle my sense of justice (which i admit is stilted by me, but i try to stay pretty fair and objective).

    But, what is cool is when I tweeted that response, I referred to Lucinda’s twitter account, and damned, if she did not “favorite” the comment. Funny.

  3. No way. Berkeley. Barbara Lee, the only member of congress to vote against both the Patriot Act and the Iraq invasion. There were calls to try her for treason for that. But of course no one on the right remembers that now.

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