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Song Parodies -> "I've Been Cursing At The Website"

Original Song Title:

"I've Been Working On The Railroad"

Original Performer:

John Denver

Parody Song Title:

"I've Been Cursing At The Website"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

After five weeks the Obamacare site still fails most applicants and is shut down regularly for "maintenance." Concurrently millions are receiving notices that their insurance plans will terminate at year-end because they don't conform to the federal standards, despite Obama's innumerable promises to the contrary. I used this version of an old song to express the frustration of a typical applicant who must get new insurance soon via the healthcare exchange. I appended two "echo" lines, urging young healthy people to pay the annual $95 or 1%-of-income "penaltax" rather than the high premiums that would support their elders' expensive care.
I've been working at the website:
Health care gov, wrong way.
I've been cursing out the website;
"Must you crash this time?" I say.

Can't you hear how whistle-blowers
Sized up so early it was torn?
Don't you hear Obama shouting,
"Why did no one warn?"

Why did no one know?
Why did no one show?
Why did no one crow that morn?
Why's the site so slow?
Nine aborts in a row!
Why not surf nude, ogling porn?

Hired guns in there, stitchin' each line up;
Wired guns in there, hitchin' the flow.
Bummed ones out here, itchin' to sign up,
Comin' to be sold "Brand O."

Free for little guys, B.O.?
Freedoms dwindle, slide and go.
See my middle finger, bro',
Comin' where no mold can grow!

Tumblin' off the old plan? Whoa!
Summon brawn, be bold, man. No!

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President Obama - November 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Horse hockey! See my comment to Kalafut. The website is not ACA, so stop your cheering and jealous jeering. The site will be fixed in four weeks, but on this Election Day the Dems are going to mop the floor with your boys in Virginia and New York City. In N.J., you're lucky to have your whale washed up safely by Hurricane Sandy. No score.
Barry J. Mitchel - November 05, 2013 - Report this comment
@President Obama: I saw your comment to Kalafut. Ask your NSA spies to report mine there. ;^)
Obama Rules! - November 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Why would anyone advise young people to not carry health insurance and pay a penalty? Young people get injured and diseased like anyone else. Stop blaming old folks for healthcare cost increases. We paid 'em long before the current youth did by decades. In today's word everyone should be responsible with car insurance, health insurance, dental insurance, and life insurance if they can afford it. But no, the youth of today can buy new 4G cell phones every few months and tablets and gaming systems and HDTVs and new cars...but f*ck health insurance??? Answer that Reptilian fatcat!
Tea Party - November 05, 2013 - Report this comment
If you think the website is bad, wait until you see the program; but remember, if you protest against any of this at all, it's because you're racist!
Barry J. Mitchel - November 05, 2013 - Report this comment
@Obama Rules!: Young people might buy cheap catastrophic insurance, pay the penaltax and still save compared to Obamacare premiums. By "elders" I meant the 55-65 age group, not Medicare enrollees who paid into that system. You write like a conservative curmudgeon. ;^)
Patrick - November 05, 2013 - Report this comment
The website crash is a distraction from the fact that the whole program is an unconstitutional nightmare. "Affordable Care Act". A lie from the first word, you can imagine what a crock the next 20,000 pages are.
Jonathan - November 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Oh Obama will you never cease to infuriate us? 5's

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