Remy: God Bless the USA (VA Scandal Edition)

Remy reworks the Lee Greenwood classic for today's Veterans Affairs administrators.

Written and Performed by Remy. Video by Meredith Bragg. Music Tracks by Ben Karlstrom.

Approximately 2.30 minutes.

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LYRICS:

Well they'll be there in an instant
with the stars and stripes unfurled
glady going to the most dangerous
places in the world

But today it seems our fighting folks
are in danger once again
You may have seen the headlines in the news
or watching CNN

When we heard the wait times on our list
were so long that patients died
We said "This is government-run healthcare"
"So we're gonna do what's right"

We're gonna grab a piece of paper
and we'll make a second list
We'll just say that wait times aren't that long
and that no deadlines were missed
and when people die we'll cross them off
and pretend they don't exist
cuz there ain't no doubt we can't be fired
God bless the government

It ain't just about the soldiers
you see we also sacrifice
There are days you'll find us working
until the crack of 4:45

But for all the soldiers out there
who sick and need some help
What can they do to get the government
to care about their health?

They could grab a piece of paper
and write down something like this
and abandon your whole unit
then they'll care when you get sick
and if people die when they look for you
we'll pretend they don't exist
cuz there ain't no doubt we can't be fired
God bless the government.

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  • Hollywood||

    Bravo! Bravo!

    *rises to applaud*

  • Alton Knutson||

    Absolutely excellent once again!

  • guru||

    This really made my day! Thanks!

  • Ghetto Slovak Goatherder||

    Just wanna say I love these videos and each time I see one posted I get really excited.

  • Rainbow||

    Word!

    Remy u da one, u da u da one!

  • Res ipsa loquitur||

    I laughed !

  • Richard Rider||

    Makes one laugh AND cry.

  • buybuydandavis||

    Remy has a real knack for the military songs. His video that sticks out most clearly to me is "Why They Fought".

  • AlbertP||

    Insanely Brilliant! :)

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    rock and roll

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    Moustache Remy is a very plausible-looking villain.

  • Almanian!||

    That's his evil twin. Cause - mustache.

  • VicRattlehead||

    Not nearly sinister enough, needz moar Snidely Whiplash

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Obama gives commencement speech at my alma mater, turns it into climate change lecture

    President Barack Obama said denying climate change is like arguing the moon is made of cheese, as he issued a call to action on global warming to Saturday's graduates of the University of California, Irvine.

    Obama issued the call to the tens of thousands gathered at Angel Stadium even though he said Congress "is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence" and say climate change is a hoax or fad.

    Obama said others duck the question.

    "They say, 'Hey, look, I'm not a scientist.' And I'll translate that for you: what that really means is, 'I know that manmade climate change really is happening but if I admit it, I'll be run out of town by a radical fringe that thinks climate science is a liberal plot,'" he said.

    Obama's address to about 8,000 graduates from the Orange County campus comes two weeks after he announced a contentious plan to dramatically cut pollution from power plants. Obama also used the address to announce a $1 billion competitive fund for communities who have experienced natural disasters to rebuild and prepare for the impact of extreme weather.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    Shorter: Obama is a classless asshole.

  • jdgalt||

    Obama knows no more about climate than about Constitutional law (another topic on which he has "expert" credentials but has shown himself completely clueless).

    In two years he'll be out of office, but that's not enough to undo the damage he's done. He must go on trial for corruption and go to prison.

  • ||

    If you invite a megalomaniac to speak at your commencement ceremony, don't be surprised when he makes it about him. And as a bonus, he's a fucking idiot, so you get that too.

  • ||

    Missed the commencement by a year's worth of credits. Looks like I didn't miss much.

  • Dances-with-Trolls||

    I don't see the problem. It's not like there are any pressing affairs of either a domestic or international nature going on at the moment that could use the leadership of the nation's chief executive and a guy can't golf all the time.

  • Jerry on the sea||

    It's like arguing how many other planets in the universe can support carbon-bassed life.

  • C. Anacreon||

    how many other planets in the universe can support carbon-bassed life

    Or carbon-sunfished life, or carbon-northern piked life, for that matter.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    I see what you did there...

    ...and I don't think I like it.

  • Sevo||

    So don't bite...

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Yeah, I won't take the bait.

  • ||

    I think you're both terrible for being hooked on puns.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Sometimes I use puns just for the halibut.

  • Dances-with-Trolls||

    You shouldn't cast aspersions on them, jesse, for reel.

  • ||

    I hate you all. If I could wipe you from the face of the earth, I would do so, after taking care of Michael Bay first.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Epi, why do you have to be so shellfish and sole the mood with your carping about our fish puns?

  • ||

    carping

    Well spit me on a pike, I need to refresh more often.

  • ||

    So you want to play with fish puns? Fine.

  • ||

    Wow, Epi. That was definitely some fish pun pr4wn.

  • ||

    Quit carping on Michael Bay, your obsession with him is quite fishy.

  • Dances-with-Trolls||

    He's just angling for hater of the day honors. Kinda shad, really.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    I think you guys are doing this on porpoise.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    Let's not be anemones.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    In fact, let's net fight at all.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    We don't want to set a bad example for the urchins.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Okay, who's been sardine? Perhaps you should go see a sturgeon to fix your fishy bowels.

    Seriously, my eyes are watering like I've been sniffing a grunion!

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    I just calamari as I see them.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    With a pun addiction, the first step is admitting that you need kelp.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    You'll never take me alive, I barracuda-ed the door.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    Wow, I'm schooling you with these fish puns.

  • Sevo||

    Episiarch|6.14.14 @ 9:09PM|#
    "I hate you all. If I could wipe you from the face of the earth, I would do so, after taking care of Michael Bay first."

    Epi, ya know it's just not healthy to hold it in. You need to tell us how you REALLY feel about it.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Hey everyone, remember back in 2012 when Obama and his supporters took credit for ending the Iraq War?

    Down the Memory Hole!

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    This country imports a lot of flags, 97 of the imports being from China, according to the article.

    Congress is in the ball, to help our veterans by making flags just a bit more expensive. The military can only buy American-made flags according to the most recent appropriations bill. Other parts of the government can still buy furrin flags.

    http://www.denverpost.com/busi.....ag-day-too

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    Congress is *on* the ball...

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    "Ukrainian military plane shot down; all 49 aboard dead"

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/14/.....ne-crisis/

  • Almanian!||

    Only Alaska and Hawaii survived. I haz a sad...:(

  • Almanian!||

    I like that Remi come on the RedEye, too. More exposure, and to a different audience. Brilliant work as always.

  • Ken Shultz||

    Best one ever.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    Even better than Saudis in Audis?

  • ||

    My proggy aunt sent that to me and I was really confused. She thinks his pre-Reason stuff is hysterical, but I don't know if she knows he does music for a ideologically dangerous outfit like Reason.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    Wow, he loves Arabs!

  • Sevo||

    "Best one ever."

    I like the NSA take a bit better, but hey!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SegAoSpHJck

  • Irish||

    The best reason music video is pre-Remy though.

  • Christophe||

    Fuck. Wasn't ready for dog shooting. But you're right, that is good.

  • Ken Shultz||

    The part where he sings, "You may have seen the headlines in the news
    or watching CNN" is genius.

    No, CNN isn't news, and showing CNN covering Flight 370 instead of the VA scandal is genius.

    It's the best one he's done for Reason.

    No doubt.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Why hasn't anyone made a movie about this guy?

    He might have been the most eccentric dictator in the history of the Americas.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    I found this 70-minute "one-man show"

    http://vimeo.com/46409774

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    And he is at least a character in this 1997 movie *Independencia,* which I would assume deals with the independence movement.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405045/

  • AlmightyJB||

    Only one paraguay dictator movie allowed per century.

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