Tuesday, April 18, 2006

This Land is My Land

This ditty was supposed to accompany reskeptic's post on MALT. So here it is. Moo.
THIS LAND IS MY LAND
(Apologies to Woody Guthrie)

Chorus:
This land is your land, this land is my land
From Sausalito, to north Novato
From the county border, to the Marin headlands
This land was made for mostly me

As I was grazing a ribbon of pasture
I saw above me an endless skyway
I saw below me your pricey homesteads
This land was made for mostly me

Chorus

I've mooed and munched and I've followed my hoofsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond beaches
And all around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for mostly me

Chorus

The sun comes shining as I was strolling
The wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
The fog was lifting a voice come chanting
This land was made for mostly me

Chorus

As I was grazin' - I saw a sign there
And that sign said - you can't buy here
But on the other side .... it said in foreclosure
Now that side was made for mostly you!

Chorus

In the squares of the city - In the shadow of the steeple
Near the relief office - I see your people
And some are grumblin' and some are wonderin'
If this land's still made for mostly you.

19 Comments:

Blogger marin_explorer said...

Thanks! This is also under comments in the sat photo (MALT) article.

Apr 18, 2006, 10:21:00 AM  
Blogger Marinite said...

Oops. Sorry. I stopped reading that thread I guess and didn't see it there.

Apr 18, 2006, 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger marinmaven said...

Oh. It's so easy to blame the cows, isn't it? They can only defend themselves with the series of Moos. ;-) Don't blame the cows nor the open space they occupy.

Blame the irrational exuberance toward real estate investment coming out of the Enron/Worldcom scandals. Blame people for taking leave of their common sense and forgetting the rule of "buy low, sell high" in favor of "buy high, it can only get higher." Blame people who don't buy for the long term, within their means, and for having something to hand down to their children and grandchildren.
Blame consumers for not being tougher and resisting these outrageous prices.

Blame the financial institutions and the real estate industry for enabling and encouraging this behavior, because it means more financial gain for themselves.

Repeat after me, "The cows are not our enemy."

Apr 18, 2006, 10:36:00 AM  
Blogger Marinite said...

Those cows are all nazis. They are in cahoots with the Fed and the corrupt lenders I tell you! They are plotting behind our backs:

http://tinyurl.com/qm7hq

LOL!

Apr 18, 2006, 10:41:00 AM  
Blogger marin_explorer said...

We are merely servants to the wise and powerful cow...if you haven't seen the latest "Got Milk?" campaign.

Apr 18, 2006, 10:49:00 AM  
Blogger moonvalley said...

It's gonna be.."Got Milk?...Or else."

Apr 18, 2006, 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Cow said...

Puny humans, you will buy my organic, family-farm-produced dairy products, and you will like it.

Apr 18, 2006, 2:59:00 PM  
Blogger marinmaven said...

Malign the cow while millions of Hindu praise it as sacred and millions of others are sustained from their bounty of cheeseburgers and ice cream deliciousness?

Laugh at the cow, but cows do not take out loans they cannot afford. In fact, after years of being called stupid animals, they can look upon foolish humans and laugh.

I am Maven, I speak for the cows.

Apr 18, 2006, 3:10:00 PM  
Blogger Marinite said...

http://tinyurl.com/jvm4m

Apr 18, 2006, 3:34:00 PM  
Blogger marinmaven said...

Your blatant anti-bovine propaganda does not move me.

Apr 18, 2006, 4:15:00 PM  
Blogger moonvalley said...

I adore the cow, and bless them for their tasty goodness and their wonderful cheesiness. In fact for sheer cheesiness I prefer our cud chewing friends to Realtors. Besides, they have 7 stomachs dontcha know.

Apr 18, 2006, 5:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why live in Marin if you don't like open space and outdoor sports? The homes are dog ugly and overpriced, where is the coffee house and beer pub? People seem to move here thinking that Marin nauralizes itself as a suburb to S.F.
There is a Jonathan Richman song with a lyric that goes something to the effect "People are moving to California who don't like the beach. They would rather wach t.v. then here a real person sing"
And Let's not forget the old Dead Kennedy song "Moon Over Marin"

Apr 18, 2006, 6:41:00 PM  
Anonymous rejunkie said...

anonymous 3,888,284:

That was a complete non sequitur. If you want to bag on Marin, you are a but late to the party -- it has been done on death on this blog.

Blame people who don't buy for the long term, within their means, and for having something to hand down to their children and grandchildren. -marinmaven

These trust fund kids and their wealth effect (from no effort on their own, but being born into the right family) is part of the problem. They sell the family homestead and use the proceeds as down payment on a phat Tiburon pad (actually, I have no basis, anecdotal or otherwise, for this assertion -- it just sounded provocative -- feel like stirring the pot on the inherited wealth debate)

Apr 18, 2006, 8:20:00 PM  
Blogger Marinite said...

anonymous 3,888,284

LOL.

Ok people, it would be nice if you chose a login name (you don't need to be a blogger to do it) like "rejunkie" and stick with it.

Why? Well, mainly because that way we can keep track of who is saying what. You would still be anonymous.

Unfortunately, all I can do is either require 1) a blogger identity on the one hand or 2) a blogger identity or "other" (user name) or anonymous. Those are the two options.

Apr 18, 2006, 8:29:00 PM  
Blogger Marinite said...

If you want to bag on Marin, you are a but late to the party -- it has been done on death on this blog.

Hardly. We could go so much further. How about south Marin's penchant for aromatherapy? Pet counseling? Yoga variants? Psychics? Meditation centers? Boob jobs and face lifts? Wine?

junkie -

Dude, when this is all over and the dust settles I hope you will join me for a beer some time.

Apr 18, 2006, 8:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People seem to move here thinking that Marin nauralizes itself as a suburb to S.F.

Uhh...it is a suburb of SF. Sorry if that bursts your little "Marin is special" bubble.

Apr 18, 2006, 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous rejunkie said...

Hardly. We could go so much further. How about south Marin's penchant for aromatherapy? Pet counseling? Yoga variants? Psychics? Meditation centers? Boob jobs and face lifts? Wine?

LOL! That sounds like the average week in the life of my wife. I am not kidding: she gets a facial, mani-pedi, goes to aromatherapy/back massage and yoga EVERY WEEK and my 16 month old son sees a holistic osteopath to have his head and spine adjusted once a month. Some people spend their RE windfall on Escalades and Lexi, I spend it on this crap. At least the dog is mentally healthy though...

junkie -
Dude, when this is all over and the dust settles I hope you will join me for a beer some time.


Would love to. If some of the prognosticators on this blog are right, you might have to buy me one since I will apparently be in foreclosure on my rentals. ;-)

Apr 19, 2006, 9:28:00 AM  
Blogger Marinite said...

you might have to buy me one since I will apparently be in foreclosure on my rentals. ;-)

If this market busts I'll be hurting too. I'll stock up on the brewskies now.

Apr 19, 2006, 9:43:00 AM  
Blogger sf jack said...

marinite -

Since the day I started assigning random numbers to anonymous posters, I've been waiting for you to say:

"Ok people, it would be nice if you chose a login name (you don't need to be a blogger to do it) like "rejunkie" and stick with it."

Finally.

Thanks.

Apr 19, 2006, 2:31:00 PM  

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