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HAVING A BALLAD FEELING

As Slovenia's opposition leader reveals that he is refusing to pay his TV licence http://www.slovenskenovice.si/novice/slovenija/jansi-zarubili-denar-zaracunali-se-obresti it seems a good time to remember that there are better ways to make your own entertainment, such as this jail tale, specially deleted by the Slovenia Times in October 2014..

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THE BALLAD OF BAD READING IN JAIL

Reading in jail, Mladina? No...
  Slovenske Novice,
Which then wipes ass of Muslim guy,
  Ordinarily rendered there -
Guantanamo - no - no inferno,
  Say hi to Koper's mayor!

No fruit there was, hiring Matoz:  
  Re Srpak's stir, oh poor.
Zagajski tosses - but not bombs
  At Kresal and Pahor.
Square meter norm of student dorm,
  It's hotter upstairs - phwooar!

JJ's not thrilled - the thing he loves,
  Your body politic,
May send him shovelling biomass,
  To heat Slovenia's nick,
A Finnish gig o'watts and joules -
  That's kinda ironic!

The Warders? Mostly NSi.
  Prison: Catholic mainstay.
Election slime heads, thanks to crime,
  Towards a more purpler shade of gray:
Three and nine tenths percent could jump
  To four - unhip hooray.

Solids, total, not dissolved,
  Creep through old pipes that throb,
While gritty bread and titty mags
  Surround Dob's stiffed nabob,
True hell: RTV-SLO in cell -
  Stir flashbacks of old job.

Once made, he lies in his own bed,
  Amid the smell of socks:
A buffet rough, no thermostat,
  A barely humane box
Free!! Tourists pay for similar
  To Sava...paradox.



"25 prisoners and 12 employees had not received their salaries for several months."

http://www.varuh-rs.si/media-centre/work-and-news/news/detajl/prisoners-may-be-asked-to-contribute-towards-accommodation/?L=6&cHash=e57339a3c877fe2a2c2c619933834b4b


So it's just the same as on the outside! It's like a holiday camp!

http://www.archive.org/stream/balladofreadingg00301gut/rgaol10.txt
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