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The Weekend Waits – Blue Valentines

She sends me blue valentines
All the way from Philadelphia
To mark the anniversary
Of someone that I used to be
And it feels just like there’s
A warrant out for my arrest
Got me checkin in my rearview mirror
And I’m always on the run
That’s why I changed my name
And I didn’t think you’d ever find me here

To send me blue valentines
Like half forgotten dreams
Like a pebble in my shoe
As I walk these streets
And the ghost of your memory
Is the thistle in the kiss
And the burgler that can break a roses neck
It’s the tatooed broken promise
That I hide beneath my sleeve
And I see you every time I turn my back

She sends me blue valentines
Though I try to remain at large
They’re insisting that our love
Must have a eulogy
Why do I save all of this madness
In the nightstand drawer
There to haunt upon my shoulders
Baby I know
I’d be luckier to walk around everywhere I go
With a blind and broken heart
That sleeps beneath my lapel

She sends me my blue valentines
To remind me of my cardinal sin
I can never wash the guilt
Or get these bloodstains off my hands
And it takes a lot of whiskey
To take this nightmares go away
And I cut my bleedin heart out every nite
And I die a little more on each St. Valentines day
Remember that I promised I would
Write you…
These blue valentines
Blue valentines
Blue valentines

Summit Wrong!

Quite apart from Franmany deciding important issues on their own, the problem highlighted by Greece’s plight is a very simple one indeed.

Monetary Union is all very well but without fiscal union there can’t really be a proper single market. In the USA there is a federal budget to ensure some distribution of funds from richer states to poorer ones. This can’t happen in the EU….yet. The lack of fiscal union was a condition of many countries signing up to monetary union. Just like so many other Euro conditions, expect this to be discarded sometime soon.

In Germany (a part of Franmany) the retirement age is 67. In Greece a bail out would help prevent the retiral age being raised from 61 to 63.

United in Diversity my arse.

Edit And as if to prove that The EU’s definition of “agreement” is rather different to the norm, check out this from The Guardian

Summit Wrong?

Using your skill and judgement, tell me what is wrong with this picture and words (lifted from paddypowertrader)

It’s about the European Union (motto: Divided in Adversity United in Diversity)

Germany and France have agreed a deal to “safeguard financial stability” for Greece and the wider eurozone following crisis talks at a European Union summit.

Political agreement on general principles was thrashed out during tense negotiations between Germany, France, Greece and the European Central Bank on Thursday morning. “There is an agreement on the Greek situation.

We will communicate now the agreement to the other leaders,” Mr Van Rompuy said.

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