Francis Scott Key hoists the first American flag in New York (artistic depiction, not an actual picture)
Francis Scott Key hoists the first American flag in New York (artistic depiction, not an actual picture) - 

We were gonna pay for financial reform
with a tax on the banks, who created the storm.
Instead, the money will come from -- I swear --
the bailout fund. 'Cause that seems fair.

The recovery is tiring.
Nobody's hiring.
Something wrong with Toyota's wiring.

Let's see . . .
World Cup . . . the Americans lose.
I'm trying to find some positive news.

Oh, the oil spill's fixed! . . . Nah, I'm just teasin' --
It's spewing like hell and it's hurricane season.

Uh, Supreme Court squashes the handgun ban?
I guess that's good, for a firearm fan.

You know what, these headlines are leaving me flat
It's a three-day weekend, let's focus on that.

Have fun with your sparklers and Francis Scott Key,
and I'll see you at marketplace.org.