Monday, February 26, 2007

Carolina Dreamin'


The drinking waters brown
Skies are smokey gray...
It's been almost a year
Since The Big Hoax came our way.
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What we've learned since then of Durham
Could take your breath away!
Carolina dreamin'...
On such a winter's day.
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The law is just lip service
The old boys have their "ways"
Since the DA schedules court dates
He can pick a Judge who "plays"!
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So Stephens waffled on the cell phone,
And let the Panthers into Court
Carolina dreamin'...
Not for the faint of heart.
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In Carolina there's redemption
For private cops who've run amok
If folks complain about your ethics
Why you may just be in luck!
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In the Durham DA's office
That's a resume builder, quite a plus
Carolina dreamin'...
Linwood's a man Nifong could trust.
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Whether harassing Elmostafa
And subjecting him to trial
Or the no-tape interview of Crystal
Nifong sure likes Linwood's style!
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That's the way it's done in Durham...
Remember Gottlieb's magic notes?
Carolina Dreamin'...
Business as usual for these folks.
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Judge Hudson was unruffled;
Nifong's conduct never made him sweat.
But two Grand Jurors having second thoughts
Have him making judicial threats!
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Remember when Rep. Michaux
Re-drew the District so he could move?
When you're in "The In Crowd"
Nothin' is too hard to do!
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Carolina D.A.'s become Judges
Then advise the Governor who to pick
To fill the DA spot they're leavin' ...
An incestuous little trick.
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The legislators help the judges
And the circle keeps its spin.
Carolina Dreamin'...
Hence, D.A. Nifong's smirk-y grin!
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Folks in Durham understood things
They laid low or played along.
Baker vouched for "just one story"
Chalmers left to nurse his Mom.
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Now all Durham's dirty linen
(And we don't just mean underpants)
Is piled up before the Nation
Quite a shocking happenstance!!!
.Was this an aberration?
Or is this just...Durham's Way?
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Carolina Dreamin'
On such a winter's day.

Joan Foster

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Think we can get catering to give them all ham sandwiches?

bill anderson said...

Joan,

You are the best!! Again, you have created a wonderful masterpiece that says it all!

Anonymous said...

a new low.