'Cause Cheap is How I Feel' or All Along the Waterfront -Mahoning


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by Louie b. Free   | 348 entries

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 Recently - on the show - we were talking about CORRUPTION ! (surprised?) - Jim Traficant, the weak tea (so-called)party,et al. We talked about Not-so-Swank...Mont Blanc Frank(Russo...hmmm, didn't  Clouseau get him?--ah!, no, that was Claude Russo!)and the BIG money spent to buy a piece of Piggy Bank Frank..and, of course, we cannot talk  corruption without invoking the name of James -BanishmAnt -Traficant. I broke into laughter when the caller said "Louie, we come cheap here..." refering to the relatively, that's relative to Piggy Bank Frank Russo, short dollars spent to bribe the likes of former local 'officials'. Do we really come cheap'? Do we have an unusual acceptance of a culture of corruption? Or, is our culture common like Dannon yogurt? What we do not yet know: what will the rest of the iceberg look like? Will the(shhh) on-going probe / federal grand jury produce surprising results? Shocking results ? Expected results?  We know what it took to bribe a U.S. Congressman from the 17th district decades ago....but what's the current cost of a Mahoning waterfronter ? What we're seeing now is the preview. The Big Show's yet to begin.





There must be some kinda way out of here
Said the joker to the thief
"There's too much corruption,
I can't get no relief"

Businessmen buy their time
Con-men dig our  earth
None willl lay it on  the line
None of them see our  worth

There's little reason to get excited
The thief, he kindly spoke
There are many here among us
Who feel that we are  but a joke

But you and I, we've been through that
And this, we choose, our fate

We hear them talking  falsely now 

Our hour is getting late

All along the waterfronts
Princes kept our due
While factions  came and went
We're their  servants too

Outside in the cold distance
The govenrment barely growled
The county was  imploding
And the wind refused  to howl,

All along the waterfront
All along the waterfront













Bruce Springsteen & Neil Young - All Along The Watchtower

Jimi Hendrix- All Along the Watchtower

All Along the Watchtower

Cowboy Junkies - Cause cheap is how I feel

Tom Waits Putnam County 


is there a sealed indictment or two hanging out there???












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