Friday, February 12, 2016

"Patriots ... surrounded by ducks" -- ballad of self-styled militia standoff at Oregon bird sanctuary, video and lyrics


Laura Sams and Garrett Palm sing "Ballad of the Malheur Patriots"

Cutlines: The Ballad of the Malheur Patriots

An original song spoof of Ammon Bundy and the band of patriots that occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon in an armed protest about the government, the constitution, ranchers and other things.

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on February 11, 2016 at 7:27 PM, updated February 11, 2016 at 8:51 PM

The lede:

The Oregon standoff is over, but the surreal cultural zeitgeist born from the 41-day anti-government occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge lives on.

In addition to an Ammon Bundy donut, late-night monologues and thousands of Internet memes, the showdown has inspired a satirical, Johnny Cash-esque ballad.

A group of Portland comedians called "Fit to Print" finished recording the Johnny Cash-esque "Ballad of the Malheur Patriots" on Thursday morning.

Comedians Laura Sams and Garrett Palm perform improv comedy based on news stories at Curious Comedy Theater in Northeast Portland.

Some lyrics:

Patrioooooots, Patriooooooots,
Stormin' a building surrounded by ducks,
They didn't stand down, they vowed to stand uuuuup
Even if they didn't know for what.

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