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11:08 am - Arguably, even more relevant than before.
I am Governor Jerry Brown
My aura smiles
And never frowns
Soon I will be president...

Carter Power will soon go away
I will be Fuhrer one day
I will command all of you
Your kids will meditate in school
Your kids will meditate in school!

California! Uber Alles!
California! Uber Alles!
Uber Alles! California!
Uber Alles! California!

Zen fascists will control you
100% natural
You will jog for the master race
And always wear the happy face

Close your eyes, can't happen here
Big Bro' on white horse is near
The hippies won't come back you say
Mellow out or you will pay
Mellow out or you will pay!

California! Uber Alles!
California! Uber Alles!
Uber Alles! California!
Uber Alles! California!

Now it is 1984
Knock-knock at your front door
It's the suede/denim secret police
They have come for your uncool niece

Come quietly to the camp
You'd look nice as a drawstring lamp
Don't you worry, it's only a shower
For your clothes here's a pretty flower.

DIE on organic poison gas
Serpent's egg's already hatched
You will croak, you little clown
When you mess with President Brown
When you mess with President Brown

California! Uber Alles!
California! Uber Alles!
Uber Alles! California!
Uber Alles! California!

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From:beethatbumbles
Date:November 3rd, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
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Better than Meg Whitman.
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From:testing4l
Date:November 3rd, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
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That's damning with faint praise. 8)
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From:beethatbumbles
Date:November 3rd, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
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Better than fainting with damn praise.

:D
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From:testing4l
Date:November 4th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
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I don't know about that. I'd catch you.
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From:theswede
Date:November 3rd, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
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Been a long time since I listened to the DK's, but they've never really become irrelevant. Over here "Nazi punks fuck off" is quite relevant right now, and, well, there's always room for jello!
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From:testing4l
Date:November 3rd, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
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Very true.

Although, every so often, I feel self-conscious driving around in my sports car on the way to my well-paying job blasting "Kill The Poor".

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From:promiseoftin
Date:November 3rd, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
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Is it weird that I like Jerry Brown AND Jello Biafra?
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From:testing4l
Date:November 3rd, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
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Depends really. Old Jerry Brown or New Jerry Brown?

I kinda like New Jerry Brown. He seems to have things together.

Old Jerry Brown makes me shudder. Having gone to college at UC Santa Cruz made me allergic to people who are super liberal flower children.
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From:promiseoftin
Date:November 3rd, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
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I don't know about his Gov. Moonbeam days. Unfortunately, as my job is to edit mostly conservative columnists, my only perception of Brown's old days is airy fairy (but how accurate that is, I dunno). But now, he seems like a kind but equally blunt grandpa. :) And, yes, I agree with him on many of the issues, too.
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From:testing4l
Date:November 4th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
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He was really hard-charging on a lot of environmental issues. People remember him for taking away a tax-break from oil companies and pushing for bigger environmental standards.

Admittedly, those sound a lot less crazy these days.

He also refused to live in the governor's mansion or be driven to work. He rented an apartment and drove a Plymouth in. Given that he was holding Oakland city council meetings in his garage, it's likely he'll do something similar again.

By the way, the name came along because of Linda Ronstadt. He was dating her at the time and a Rolling Stone journalist heard her refer to him as "Moonbeam".

Jello Biafra mentioned a few years after "California Uber Alles" that Brown wasn't nearly as bad as he had thought.

And, of course, he was a damn sight better than Reagan or Wilson. But that's another story for another time.
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From:testing4l
Date:November 3rd, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
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Meg Whitman is one pearl necklace I never intend to give. ; )

You had your chance to run for governor. You would've been more credible than Ariana Huffington or Gary Coleman. 8)
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From:testing4l
Date:November 3rd, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
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I'd like to buy who ever thought that up, a drink.

You mean a pearl necklace? I got a kick out of a "pearl and ruby necklace". 8)

I remember when little Arnold died. It occurred to me that the last governor of CA died in 1934 and he would've been only the fourth one.

I'd make a rad governor. I'd have mandated nap time *laugh*

Jello Biafra ran for mayor of San Francisco at one point. He planned on forcing businessmen to dress in clown suits and forcing police officers to be elected.

I just had a bunch of pizza, so I could use a siesta right now. You have my vote 8D

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