Monthly Archives: April 2011

Racist Paul Takes On Confused Trump

Who could have guessed that there would be a second episode of Celebrity Death Match this week? Following immediately upon the heels of yesterday’s feud which featured Glenn Beck and Mike Huckabee, today we have Rand Paul v. Donald Trump.

While stumping in New Hampshire for his father Ron Paul, (the failed 2008 GOP presidential candidate), Paul Jr. took aim at reality television host and bankrupt billionaire Donald Trump. CNN reports that while speaking at a Merrimack County Republican Committee fundraiser on Thursday,  Paul said, “I’ve come to New Hampshire today because I’m very concerned. I want to see the original long-form certificate of Donald Trump’s Republican registration.”

It appears that while The Donald has been busy unsuccessfully questioning Barack Obama’s presidential qualifications, he has shined a spotlight on his own Republican bona fides. First he was unable to produce an official long form copy of his own birth certificate. Next, it was revealed that the China-bashing thug who claims that he knows how to bring manufacturing jobs back to the states, actually has his Donald J. Trump Signature Collection clothing line manufactured in guess where? Yes, China! Finally, Trump’s voting record and campaign contributions to Democratic candidates have also raised issues about his GOP credentials. CNN reported this week that Trump changed his party registration three times over the past 20 years and did not even cast a vote in the 2002 general election.

Little Paul also mentioned in his Granite State speech that Trump has donated thousands of dollars to Democratic majority leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada and Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York in the last election cycle. Paul expressed concern that attention focused on GOP candidates like Trump distracts from important discussions on topics of great concern to conservatives such as the deficit and the economy. He said, “Let’s look to Republicans who not only talk the talk but walk the walk.”

ROUND ONE: Rand Paul

Donald Trump however, has the ammunition to fire back at Puny Paul should he choose to do so.

You might recall that Paul is the guy that appeared on national television and stated that he believes that private business should once again be allowed to racially discriminate. He also said that he disagrees with the prohibition against such racial discrimination as delineated in the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Paul was so surprised by the near-universal condemnation of his position, that the following week he became the first politician in history to abruptly cancel his scheduled appearance on the Sunday morning Meet The Press television program. Yet, his endorsement of racial discrimination is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Rand Paul’s radical beliefs and contradictory statements.

Rand Paul also wants so called “anchor babies” (children born in the US with parents not legally in the country) to be stripped of their US citizenship and deported. Problem is, the US Constitution says, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” Additionally, Paul has said that Medicaid is a form of “intergenerational warfare”. What he has not admitted to however is that 50% of his medical practice’s income is in the form of Medicare and Medicaid payments. Furthermore, Paul has declared that elderly, fixed-income Medicare recipients should be subjected to a $ 2,000.00 deductible before receiving benefits.

Rand Paul also has a questionable personal life history. Although he professes to be a devout christian, while a student at Baylor University, Paul belonged to a secret society known as the NoZe Brotherhood. The group’s work often had a specifically anti-Christian tone, as it made fun of the Baptist college’s faith-based orientation and called the Holy Bible “a hoax”. Also while at Baylor, Rand Paul allegedly kidnapped a fellow student, tried to force her to take bong hits, and demanded that she participate in a bizarre ritual involving his God, which he referred to as “Aqua Buddha.”

Crazy stuff, but Rand Paul has also been deceptive as an adult. On June 14, 2010 the Louisville Courier-Journal reported that Paul, who described himself as a “board-certified” ophthalmologist, was not actively certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Paul is currently certified by the National Board of Ophthalmology, but that is merely a rival organization founded by Paul himself in 1999 with Paul as president and his wife as vice-president. The National Board of Ophthalmology’s mailing address is a UPS Store in Bowling Green, Kentucky; the organization lacks a website and is not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

ROUND TWO: Potentially Donald Trump

DECISION: Tie. They are both tainted losers.

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today;s topical song parody.

We’re An American Band song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy-JaDzvlXI

UN-AMERICAN RAND

(sung to the Grand Funk Railroad song “We’re An American Band”)

Out on the road for forty days
Last night in Bowling Green, he was in a haze
Dead-beat con-man was doing his act
Rand Paul is our foe and that’s a natural fact

Had a fight with Reverend King
Doesn’t like the 14th Amendment thing
Likes blacks when they’re out of sight
But not at the lunch counter sitting to his right

He’s un-American Rand
He’s un-American Rand
Kentucky’s biggest clown
Tea-Baggers hangin’ around
He’s un-American Rand

Hates honest Christians and Obama
Hating Medicare but that’s how he earns dough
He is no good, too far right and he’s Tea Party blight
Rand Paul hurls invectives to stir up a fight

Rand Paul is crazy, he should be banned
He seems to live in a fantasy land
Paul is just a crude Tea Party pawn
But he’s succeeding to bring that party down

He’s un-American Rand
He’s un-American Rand
Kentucky’s biggest clown
Don’t know a verb from a noun
He’s un-American Rand

He’s un-American Rand
He’s un-American Rand
Kentucky’s biggest clown
Shuns a big smile for a frown
He’s un-American Rand

($ 2,000.00 Medicare deductible break)

He’s un-American Rand
He’s un-American Rand
He don’t know up from down
Let’s kick this bum outta town
He’s un-American Rand

He’s un-American Rand
He’s un-American Rand
Kentucky’s biggest clown
Tea-Baggers hangin’ around
He’s un-American Rand

He’s un-American Rand (whooo)
He’s un-American Rand (whooo)
He’s un-American Rand (whooo)

Beck And Huckabee: Nazis And Cancer

This week’s episode of Celebrity Death Match features former Arkansas Governor and failed 2008 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee(Hound) and moonbat-crazy, soon to be former Fox News host Glenn Beck(enstein).

The feud began when Beck labeled Huckabee as a “progressive” on his radio show because of his forthright support for First Lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity initiatives. Leaving aside for the moment the ridiculous notion that somehow fighting obesity can be categorized as “bad” or “progressive”, Beck often compares the term “progressive” to cancer and Nazis. Then again, Beck pretty much compares everything to Nazis.

Mike Huckabee however, was not amused. CNN reports that Huckabee took to his blog to blast Beck in response, saying, “This week Glenn Beck has taken to his radio show to attack me as a progressive, which he has said is the same as a ‘cancer’ and a ‘Nazi.’ What did I do that apparently caused him to link me to a fatal disease and a form of government that murdered millions of innocent Jews?” Huckabee did not stop there. He went on to write,

“He seems to fancy himself a prophet of sorts for his linking so many people and events together to describe a massive global conspiracy for pretty much everything. His ridiculous claim that John McCain and I collaborated and conspired in the 2008 campaign is especially laughable…Beck needs to stick to conspiracies that can’t be so easily de-bunked by facts. Why Beck has decided to aim his overloaded guns on me is beyond me. He ought to clean his gun and point it more carefully lest it blow up in his face like it did this time.”

As we have said so many times in the past, is there anything more entertaining than watching conservatives eat their young?

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.

The Fool On The Hill song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KXrrh74wTs&feature=related

THE FOOL WHO KNOWS NIL

(sung to the Beatles song, “The Fool On The Hill”)

Day after day
He gives us a chill
Glenn Beck is crying again
Let’s watch his eyes start to fill

And nobody wants to know him
They can see that he’s just a fool
And he has not one good answer
Beck’s the fool who knows nil

George Soros stares him down
And Glenn’s face grows bright red
As his head spins around

Glenn’s head today,
Filled up with sound
Beck’s head hears a thousand voices
Screaming nonsense so loud

Everybody wants to jeer him
For the weeping that he does fake
Yet Glenn never seems to notice
Beck’s the fool who knows nil

He’s a dim-witted clown
In need of some strong meds
Beck’s off to crazy-town

(musical interlude)

And nobody seems to like him
It looks like he’s back on the booze
Or maybe he’s back drug dealing
Beck’s the fool who knows nil

He’s beginning to drown
And his sponsors have fled
Soon he’ll be not around

Oh, round, an’ round, an’ round, an’ round, an’ round
Nobody listens to him
They know that he’s a fool
They don’t like him
The fool who knows nil

He’s beginning to drown
And his sponsors have fled
Soon he’ll be not around

Oh, round, an’ round, an’ round, an’ round
Oh …

Palin Publications Are A Poppin’

If you have not had your fill of all things Sarah Palin since she was unwisely selected as the Republican Vice Presidential nominee back in 2008, do not worry. In the very near future at least four Palin books will be released. Unfortunately for the former ex-quitting half-term Governor of Alaska, each of the books is likely to cast her in a negative and unflattering light. TheWeek.com describes each of the tomes as follows:

1. The Lies of Sarah Palin: The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power, by Geoffrey Dunn
Dunn, a California-based writer and documentarian, says he was moved to write the book after hearing “troubling” stories from Alaskans about Palin’s life. Dunn focuses on her career in Alaska politics, placing it in the context of a corrupt political culture and the larger tradition of American populism and “demagoguery.” The first book in the queue, it is set for a May 10 release by publisher St. Martin’s Press.

2. Blind Allegiance, by Frank Bailey and Jeanne Devon
Bailey is a disgruntled former top aide to Palin, and Devon is the anti-Palin blogger behind The Mudflats. In a rough copy of the book that leaked online in February, Bailey quotes heavily from unflattering emails written by Palin. But while the book paints Palin as a vindictive, petty, self-obessed lightweight, it also spends lots of time on Alaska politics, potentially limiting its general appeal. After struggling to find a publisher, Bailey signed with Simon & Schuster earlier this month. Blind Allegiance comes out May 24.

3. The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, by Joe McGinniss
McGinniss, an investigative journalist, infamously moved in next door to the Palins last summer while researching his book. McGinniss calls The Rogue a “startling and penetrating examination of the illusion and reality of Sarah Palin,” and he has “signaled that his book will focus on the mother of all Palin conspiracy theories,” says Kenneth Vogel at Politico: That Palin didn’t really give birth to her youngest child, Trig. McGinniss says that while he personally is “a Trignostic,” his research raised some interesting questions. “But my lips are sealed until September,” when Crown publishes the book, he teases.

4. Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs, by Levi Johnston
“Levi is going to talk about everybody, including Sarah Palin, and the rest of the family,” manager Tank Johnson tells Radar Online. That includes former fiancee Bristol Palin, the mother of their son. Published by Touchtsone, Johnston’s book will also include previously unreleased photos and stories of his intimate, rocky, suddenly public life with the Palins. Will it live up to expectations? “I did get to talk to Johnston off the record at one point,” notes Palin critic Andrew Sullivan at The Daily Beast. “I look forward to the book and hope he tells it exactly like it was.”

Lynnrockets looks forward to the release of all of these books, but one in particular has the potential to be the most damaging to Sarah Palin. Inasmuch as he was truly part of their inner circle, Levi Johnston may have been exposed to the juiciest details of the Palin Family Circus. It remains to be seen however, if he is willing to candidly spill the beans on his once-future wife and in-laws. Each of the Palins has said some pretty nasty things about Johnston. The ball is now in Levi’s court. Will he serve an ace? Let’s hope so.

Please take at a look at my WRKO Boston talk radio-based blog also, too. It can be found here: Kevin’s Blog-A Liberal Dose of Reality.

In honor of the troops, today’s song parody musically illustrates the intriguing Sarah Palin/Levi Johnston relationship. Remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with the parody.

The Ballad Of John And Yoko song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t3oaPNJieg

THE BALLAD OF SARAH AND LEVI (PART IV)

(Sung to the Beatles song “The Ballad of John and Yoko”)

Posing in a condo in New York,
Levi about to remove his pants
He now has a knack
To annoy SarahPAC
Yet most of them will still want to take a glance

Christ you know it ain’t easy,
You know how hard it can be,
To play second fiddle,
To the Caribou-Barbie.

Sarah claims that she is embarrassed
Really, she just envies his fame
Katie Couric did say,
“Is your head made of clay?”
“And can you point out some newspapers by name?”.

Christ you know it ain’t easy,
Those interviews on TV.
Reviews were not glowing
For the brain-dead Sarah P.

Levi’s camped-out in the Hollywood Hilton,
Media folks want him to speak
The newspapers said,
“What’s going on in your head?”
He said , “my book is gonna be a good read”

Christ you know Levi’s teasing,
His book will earn him a fee
And he loves annoying
His mother-in-law to be

Earning every penny for a rainy day,
Starring in his book is “Baby T”,
Know what Sarah said?
“Soon he will be dead!”
But then she will be haunted by his ghost – Think!

Maybe she’ll have Levi arrested.
Palin dignity in free-fall.
Young Bristol will claim,
“He’s stealing my fame,”
“He really has no talent at all”

Christ you know she’s so sleazy
She lies so effortlessly
But Levi is going,
To crucify Sarah P.

How did Mac choose Sarah to begin with?
She is just a political hack.
A dumb “hockey mom”,
That can’t think and chew gum.
Why didn’t he select “Joe Sixpack?”

Christ she makes us uneasy.
In Yiddish we say, “Oy Vey.”
We’d love to replace her
With our good friend, Tina Fey.
We’d love to replace her
With our good friend, Tina Fey.

Birther-Babies Bounced Out With Their Dirty Bathwater (Updated)

Donald Trump’s continued assertion that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States is serving to fire-up the conservative fringe radicals such as the Tea Party, but it is also beginning to leave an indelible and ugly stain on the Republican Party as a whole. The conspiracy theorists who claim that Obama was born in a foreign nation despite confirmed legal documentation which proves otherwise and despite birth notices published in two Hawaii newspapers in 1961, are collectively known as “Birthers”. These Birthers are the persona non grata of the mainstream GOP because they reflect a certain “tabloid craziness” on the party as a whole. Consequently, most serious Republican candidates try their best to ignore or marginalize the Birthers. Problem is, one very loud and popular reality television host and potential GOP candidate for President has unabashedly joined the Birther movement and dragged into the national spotlight.

The Donald has made the Birther issue his cause celebre. He claims to have personally sent a team of investigators to Hawaii to get to the bottom of things. The bankrupt-billionaire would like nothing more than to to tell the President, “You’re fired!”. He has now proclaimed that the President’s original long form birth certificate is missing. In a recent interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Trump said,

“Well I’ve been told very recently, Anderson, that the birth certificate is missing. I’ve been told that it’s not there or it doesn’t exist. And if that’s the case it’s a big problem. I’d love for him to produce his birth certificate so that you can fight one-on-one. If you look at what he’s doing to fuel prices, you can do a great fight one-on-one, you don’t need this issue.”

Trump refuses to name the source from whom he allegedly learned that the birth certificate is missing and said that he feels bad about the situation, but it is without doubt that he has “gone all in” on the Birther issue. There is no longer an option of backtracking. As he has done so many times in his past, Trump has opened his mouth and said too much already. He now owns the Birther conspiracy and by continuing to portray himself as a serious front-runner for the Republican nomination for President, he has made it a GOP Party issue. If Trump runs, every other Republican candidate will be forced to address the issue.

That is not a happy scenario for the Grand Old Party candidates. By being forced to address the issue, they will be deemed to be wasting time on a fringe topic that has nothing to do with their stated goal of creating jobs and cutting the deficit. If they attempt to marginalize the issue, they face the possibility of a Tea Party backlash at the polls. If they cave-in (as so many of them have in the recent past) to Tea Bagger pressure, they will in turn alienate the more mainstream Republicans and Independents which they need to win the election in 2012. Donald Trump has created a “lose/lose” situation for his party.

You see, the problem with conspiracy theories is that they are usually false or cannot be proven. That is precisely the problem with the Birther theory. First of all, in 2008, the Obama campaign released the official document known as a “certification of live birth” which stated that he was born in Hawaii. That document which has been authenticated as being official is the document which the State of Hawaii issues to persons requesting their birth records. The certificate of live birth also satisfies proof-of-birth requirements for virtually all federal matters. Additionally, several news organizations and fact checking organizations have deemed Obama’s certificate of live birth to be authentic. Finally, CNN has reported that the former director of the Hawaii Department of Health said she has seen the archived original birth certificate in the vault at the department of health.

The Chicago Tribune‘s Clarence Page put it best when describing how the Democrats should deal with the Birther conspiracy. He said,  they shoud “Say nothing at all. Why get in the way of the opposition party when they’re coddling their own kooks?”

UPDATE:

The Obama administration released the President’s long-form birth certificate this morning. The Birthers have now been aborted.

Please take at a look at my WRKO Boston talk radio-based blog also, too. It can be found here: Kevin’s Blog-A Liberal Dose of Reality.

Remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody.

Birthday song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_Nz9B1XFio

BIRTHERS

(sung to the Beatles song “Birthday”)

They deny his birthplace
Hawaii says “screw ye!”
Racists in the first place
“Stop wasting all of our time”
“We’ve confirmed his birthplace”
Birthers don’t have a clue

Birthers are a part of the Tea Party
They are dumber than Laurel and Hardy
Birthers are a part of the Tea Party

They have all had a chance – Birthers
At a certificate glance – Birthers
Too dumb to zip up their pants – Birthers
Rants!!!

(musical interlude)

Less grey matter than plants – Birthers
Repeating racist rants – Birthers
Too dumb to zip up their pants – Birthers
Rants!!!

They deny his birthplace
Hawaii says “screw ye!”
Racists in the first place
“Stop wasting all of our time”
“We’ve confirmed his birthplace”
Birthers don’t have a clue

Lynnrockets Returns From The Great White North

Lynnrockets and co. have finally returned from our extended stay in la belle province de Quebec. We left Boston on Friday April 15th and traveled to Canada via bus along with three other busloads of parents, coaches and hockey-playing youngsters.We were fortunate enough to make the trip on one of the parent buses which meant that there was plenty of laughs and booze. We were also lucky enough to have been on the parent bus which had a working bathroom which is very important when you consider that the normally 5 hour drive is extended to 8 hours with rest-room stops, a stop for lunch and the lengthy border-crossing procedure. Although we have no hockey-playing children, we took the bus trip to spend time with our many friends who either coach or had children playing in the cross-national tournament with Montreal.

We arrived in the city at about 4:00 pm, checked into the family friendly Hotel Gouverneur – Place Dupius and promptly headed to the nearest brasserie for one of those famous Montreal smoked meat sandwiches and cheesecake. Next, we met with one of my longtime Montreal friends and his wife at a storied watering hole known as Grumpy’s located on Bishop Street. Grumpy’s is best known for being a hangout for local writers. Later that evening it was off to a dinner of steak and frites in the French/Belgian tradition with the same couple at a wonderful restaurant on Peel Street.

Immediately upon returning to our hotel at about midnight however, we received a phone message from one of my American friends during which he begged us to rescue him from the dingy lounge that he found and to bring him and two friends to someplace a bit more upscale. We obliged but inasmuch as Montreal cabbies will only take 4 passengers, we were forced to take 2 cabs. I was the only person familiar with the city so I was in a position to do something that I have always wanted to do. I told the second cabbie to “follow that cab” (which was the one I was traveling in). Unfortunately, when we reached our destination, Winnie’s on Crescent Street, we soon realized that the second cab did not follow my instructions. Consequently, we lost our companions for the rest of the evening. On a positive note, the 3 of us enjoyed the club and returned to the hotel at about 3:30 am. Great first night.

After the children’s hockey game on Saturday morning, a few of us took a walking tour of Vieux Montreal (Old Montreal). Old Montreal is a major tourist draw; with the oldest of its buildings dating to the 17th century, it is one of the oldest urban areas in North America. Architecture and cobbled streets in Old Montreal have been maintained or restored to keep the look of the city in its earliest days as a settlement, and horse-drawn calèches help maintain that image.

Later that evening as the hockey parents and coaches attended a banquet with their Canadian counterparts, we met up with a few more of my Canadian friends for the purpose of watching the Boston Bruins face-off against the Montreal Canadiens in Game Two of their best of seven playoff series. Our beloved Bruins had lost Game One in Boston on Thursday and this would be the second game in that city. We were taken to a famous sports brasserie (Le Manoir) in Pointe Claire. The place was a massive undulating sea of patrons wearing their Bleu, Blanc et Rouge Montreal Canadian jerseys. Unfortunately, I was more than conspicuous in my vintage 1992  Bruins throwback jersey and the home crowd let me know it with a series of boos and insults throughout the night. To add insult to injury, the Canadiens won Game Two as well.

Our Boston friends and their children left Montreal for home early on Sunday afternoon in those cursed buses. We switched hotels to one more centrally located and spent the next two days shopping, eating (too much) and sightseeing. If you ever find yourselves in Montreal, make sure that you visit Moishes Steak House for one of the best meals you might ever experience. It is quite pricey but it is worth every penny to not only enjoy the meal but to take a step back in time to 1938 as the restaurant has changed little since. On Monday night we watched Game Three of the Bruins/Canadiens series at a pub on Crescent Street. In an attempt to change the Bruins’ luck, I donned the gold, black and white jersey which the Bruins wore in the 2010 outdoor Winter Classic game at Boston’s Fenway Park and my wife wore the 1992 throwback jersey. It worked in two ways. First, we were not heckled nearly as much as on Saturday night and secondly, the Bruins won!

After their win, the Bruins traveled to Lake Placid for some R & R before their Game 4 back in Montreal and we engaged in some more eating, drinking, shopping and sightseeing. There are more than enough things to see in Montreal including but not limited to the Biosphere, La Basilique Notre Dame, numerous museums, the casino, the Stade Olympique and of course, the Bell Centre (home of the Canadiens). On Thursday night we traveled to a friend’s home in Beaconsville to watch the game. We wore the same Bruins jerseys and the Bruins rewarded us with a big win in overtime. The series was now tied at two games apiece.

Friday consisted of some leisurely strolling along the ethnically diverse concourse known as Sainte Laurent Avenue. That evening we met up with yet another old friend who took the trouble to travel in from Toronto to see us. We took a ride out to Dollard des Ormeaux to visit his parents but the journey ended suddenly with a climactic car wreck resulting in the vehicle’s total loss but luckily, no serious injuries. Without going into too much detail, the accident involved our friend’s car, a light pole, a pedestrian carrying two bottles of wine and a liquor store, in that order. After the car was towed away and a rental was secured we all went to dinner on Good Friday evening. The rental was used to bring us back to our hotel without incident.

We indulged in more shopping and eating during the first half of Holy Saturday. That evening we went to yet another friend’s home in Lachine for dinner and to watch Game 5. The teams were now in Boston but we were still in Montreal. We wore the same two Bruins jerseys and our luck held out as the team won yet again, this time in double overtime. The Bruins have now won three straight games and lead the series 3 to 2 with a potentially decisive Game 6 to be played in Montreal tonight (Tuesday).

We flew back to Boston on Easter Sunday and resumed our usual daily affairs including the blog known as Lynnrockets’ Blast-Off. Our dog is more than excited to have us back. We too, missed her dearly. Now it is three to the bed once again. It was a wonderful trip but it always feels good to come home. Rest assured that eight fingers and two paws will be crossed tonight for the big Game 6! And yes, we will don the same Bruins jerseys.

If you missed Game 5, please watch this highlight video-clip to get a taste for the excitement of this series:

A Tale Of Two Governors: DP (Deval Patrick) and SP (Sarah Palin)

Sine the late summer of 2008, Americans have been subjected to a near constant barrage of all things, Sarah Palin. On an almost daily basis, we have been bombarded with her indecipherable diatribes elicited via Fox News, Facebook or Twitter. We have also been exposed to her ridiculous catch-phrases such as “Drill Baby, Drill”, “the lamestream media”, “death panels”, “mama grizzlies” and “Don’t retreat. RELOAD”. All the while, the ex-quitting, former half-term Governor of Alaska has contributed zero specific policy suggestions or provided any credible evidence that her radically conservative tax-cutting and unregulated free-market capitalism rhetoric would have any positive effect on the nation as a whole or its economy.

In contrast, we have Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Indeed not only has Patrick served his entire first term, but upon his re-election last November, he said that he fully intends to complete his full second term in office. Despite being a close personal friend of President Barack Obama, Patrick has unselfishly flown under the radar of the media spotlight and governed his state quietly to a position of leadership in job creation, employment, health care and education. During his Governorship, Massachusetts has either led the nation or been amongst the top 5 five states in employment, job creation, student achievement in both national testing and graduation at the high school and college levels and in ensuring that 98% of its residents have full health care insurance coverage. He achieved all of that while also balancing his state’s budget and without stripping public unions and employees of their bargained-for rights.

As we have said so many times in the past however, a video clip is worth a thousand a words, so let watch both Sarah Palin and Deval Patrick in action.

Now let’s watch Deval Patrick from just this past week. Lynnrockets apologizes for not having the video appear directly in this post, but simply click on the link below to watch the clip in a new window.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-april-12-2011/deval-patrick

Deval Patrick and his leadership style are just a breath of fresh air.

Note:

Lynnrockets will be in the fair city of Montreal for the next several days enjoying some R & R with a few longtime hockey buddies. The timing could not be better as the Boston Bruins are facing-off against the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the NHL Playoffs. Problem is, the Canadiens defeated the Bruins by a score of 1-0 last night in Boston. The Boston loss has denied the Bruins home ice advantage and denied Lynnrockets of trash-talking privileges at least until Saturday night. Here is hoping things turn around quickly in the hockey department. In the meantime, please bear (get it?) with us if posting is a little spotty next week. Luckily, we have the best house/dog sitter on the planet.

Please take at a look at my WRKO Boston talk radio-based blog also, too. It can be found here: Kevin’s Blog-A Liberal Dose of Reality.

Remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody.

My Way song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E2hYDIFDIU

MY WAY

(sung to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”)

And now, the end is near;
To all of you, I’m glad I met ya’
Alaskans, let’s make it clear,
Did I fool you?, Oh yeah, “ya betcha!”

You’ve met Todd, the “First Dude”,
His snowmachine is in the driveway.
Is he drunk? My God, he’s blitzed,
The D.U.I. way.

Regrets, I’ve had a few;
More than most, I will remember.
My lipstick and my hair-do
But most of all, 4th of November.

Each day since then has been
Another never-ending whine and cry day,
And I’ve been told by Newt Gingrich,
To hit the highway.

Yes, there were times, that now you know
I failed to declare “per diem” dough.
What’s this about “stimulus funds”?
Let’s just cling to, our God and guns.
Oh, I just winked and then I blinked;
And did it my way.

Nicknames, I’ve had a few
There’s “Caribou” and “Barracuda”
Now I’m known as “Sarah Who?”
Cuz Tina Fey is so much cuter.

To think I’m a has been;
And I can’t see – beyond next Friday
Woe, oh woe is me,
I won’t have my day.

For what is a gal, what has she got?
When her career, has gone to pot.
How to appear on nightly news;
When she’s inept at interviews.
She’s still exposed despite those clothes
Please hit the highway!

Yes, hit the highway.

The Continuing Saga Of Sen. Scott Brown’s (R-MA) Refusal To Assist In The Apprehension Of A Child Molester

Scott Brown faces a lot of questions.

The Scott Brown childhood sexual molestation story continues to evolve on a near daily basis. Scott Brown ‘s reputation takes another hit as each day passes.

As mentioned in this blog on two separate posts last week, Teapublican Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts injected himself into the spotlight last February when he issued a press release for his yet unreleased autobiography titled “Against All Odds: My Life of Hardship, Fast Breaks, and Second Chances”. That press release revealed for the first time that the clothing-challenged Brown had been a victim of childhood sexual abuse on at least three occasions and by two different deviants. Two of those molestations occurred at a Massachusetts summer camp and the other happened at an unidentified location. By including that bit of personal red meat in the pre-publication release, there is no denying that the revelation was intended to launch sales of his book.

Brown however, has steadfastly refused to identify his molester and has also refused to assist law enforcement agencies in investigating the matter. When asked by local television station WBZ, at the time of the book’s release, if he would pursue his alleged sexual abuser, Brown said, “I have more important things to do… he’s probably in his 70s today.” Massachusetts Cape and Islands District Attorney, Michael O’Keefe reports that Scott Brown told him he didn’t want to pursue the case.  By means of his investigation obstruction, Scott Brown has painted himself into a corner from which he may not be able to escape without a permanent unsightly stain on his moral character.

The Senator had every right to keep his sexual abuse to himself as a matter of personal privacy. Indeed, he recently admitted that until the release of his book, he never mentioned the molestation to anyone including his mother and wife. That was his prerogative, but as soon as Brown publicized the abuse in his memoir, the rules changed. The criminal allegations have now been made public by Brown and there are resultant ramifications and obligations which must be addressed. Scott Brown now has a moral duty to reveal the identity of his abuser if for no other reason than to prevent this sexual predator from hurting more children. It makes no difference that the criminal is “probably in his 70′s” because there are numerous examples of convicted sexual predators in that age range. Additionally, inasmuch as sex offenders tend to repeat their crimes, it was quite likely that an identification made by a victim with Brown’s stature would urge any other past victims to come forward.

That is precisely what has happened since Brown’s confession. Early last week an unidentified man came forward and claimed that he was molested at a Massachusetts summer camp (Camp Good News) where it has been confirmed that Brown also stayed. Indeed, this second victim said he came forward as the result of Brown’s disclosure. The difference between this victim and the clothing-challenged Senator however, is that this man had the guts and moral fortitude to assist law enforcement in its attempts to capture a child molester on the loose. In fact, the victim’s lawyer Mitchell Garabedian, said that his client would “fully cooperate” with any investigation because “he wants to make the world a safer place for children.”

Shortly after this new victim contacted law enforcement, we learned that the alleged molester Charles Devita, took his own life when he learned that he was being investigated. Brown has said that Devita was not his molester. If Devita was indeed a child abusing sexual deviant, then his reign of terror has ended and he will never violate a child again. The suicide occurred so quickly on the heels of the identification that it would appear that the person either felt that his capture was imminent or he suffered from an uncontrollable level of guilt. Since then, Garabedian has been contacted by two more brave men that claim to have been sexually molested at the camp by Devita as well as an additional brave man and woman who claim to have been molested at the camp by someone else. The investigation by law enforcement of that “someone else” is now under way and it is likely that if there is evidence of his guilt, that “someone else” will be brought to justice and another child molester will be prevented from re-offending.

All the while, Scott Brown continues to refuse to divulge the identity of his abuser to law enforcement agencies while maintaining that his molester was not Devita. This means that Brown continues to enable his molester to roam freely with the potential to defile again. Brown appeared on Boston radio host Howie Carr’s program on WRKO AM 680 last Wednesday and was confronted by the host regarding Brown’s refusal to assist in bringing a potentially dangerous child molester to justice.

Carr asked the following question: Isn’t it important for you to come out and name or at least cooperate?

Brown responded: Howie, nobody has asked me to do anything.

Carr then said: But, can we agree that pedophiles don’t usually stop committing these crimes?

Brown responded: Historically that’s accurate, yeah.

Carr then followed with: So, isn’t it the best move to inform the authorities who molested you?

Brown responded: Howie, I have no evidence that the person who did it to me 42 years ago is no. 1 even alive and no. 2 is doing it again…If I had any … inclination whatsoever I certainly would do anything… but once again, I’m moving forward in my own way…

Carr followed-up with:  …So, O’Keefe (Cape and Islands District Attorney) has not spoken to you. Is that what you are saying?

Brown said:  I’m not gonna talk to you about it anymore because it’s really nothing to do with what I’m doing on Capitol Hill right now.

Carr then put Brown on the spot again by saying:  OK, one last question. You don’t feel any guilt about what happened this morning (i.e. the alleged suspect’s suicide)?

Brown then selfishly answered:  … I’m a victim Howie, so I felt guilty long enough…

Carr:  But there could be other victims.

Brown’s non-answer:  If that’s the case. If me and the young man who came forward have given other people the strength to move forward and come out and talk about it, then it’s great.

Here is the audio link of the Carr/Brown interview. The juicy stuff starts at the 1:45 minute mark:  http://audio.wrko.com/a/39260794/senator-scott-brown.htm

Things are coming to a head as more and more brave and selfless victims from Camp Good hope emerge and what they can to help apprehend roaming child sex offenders. Brown’s continued obstruction is inexcusable. It is morally abhorrent for him to profit by means of publicizing his own childhood sexual molestation and then to claim that he wants to keep the identity of the perpetrator a private matter. His book made this a public matter, and victims may be mounting as Scott Brown selfishly protects a child molester by refusing to identify him. These six unheralded abuse victims did the brave thing and not only came forward, but assisted in bringing at least two child molester to justice. In the meantime, Scott Brown cowardly sits on the sidelines counting his book sale royalties while another unidentified child molester may remain on the prowl.

As I have now posted repeatedly, Scott Brown will need more than the Tea Party to win re-election in 2012. Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats may disagree on many issues, but protecting sexual offenders is not one of them.

UPDATE:

The Boston Globe reports today that an additional eight brave alleged sexual molestation victims from Camp Good Hope have come forward bringing the total number of potential victims to thirteeen. The thirteen victims have identified “less than five” alleged child molesters. When asked whether an identification by Scott Brown of his alleged molester would be of some assistance,  Attorney Mitchell Garabedian said, ““Would it help if he named the molester? Sure’’. Well Scott, we are waiting.

Please take at a look at my WRKO Boston talk radio-based blog also, too. It can be found here: Kevin’s Blog-A Liberal Dose of Reality.

Remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.

Downtown song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sku-1hqA5xw

SCOTT BROWN

(sung to the Petula Clark song “Downtown”)

If Mass. is your home
And you are full of baloney,
You must surely be – Scott Brown
You have your worries,
With no clothes in snow flurries
You’re a nudist boy – Scott Brown

You’re popular in the woods but were voteless in the city
Your term is only two years Scott, and isn’t that a pity?
You’re sure to lose

You’ve got some Mitt Romney hair
But it grows down on your buttocks, we’ve seen when you’re bare, and so
Scott Brown – politics of hate when you’re
Scott Brown – voted right out the door
Scott Brown – private life’s waiting for you
(Scott Brown, Scott Brown)

Don’t wear a frown
As the Tea-Baggers surround you
They are friends not foes – Scott Brown
The “Party of No”
Is just the place that they go to
Where their hatred grows – Scott Brown

Just charm them with the rhythm of your naked bossanova
They’ll be bare-assed with you too before the night is over
Happy again

They’ll take off their underwear
Then they’ll forget all their troubles, forget all their cares like you,
Scott Brown – not erudite or bright
Scott Brown – every nudist’s delight
Scott Brown – you’re gonna be alright now
(Scott Brown, Scott Brown, Scott brown)

(Scott Brown, Scott Brown)

And you might find that your behind will help ingratiate you
With Larry Craig who loves the view and has a gentle hand to
Guide you along

And maybe you’ll see him bare
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares dear bro
Scott Brown – get right down on all fours
Scott Brown – don’t wait a minute more
Scott Brown – Larry Craig’s waiting for you

Scott Brown (Scott Brown) Scott Brown (Scott Brown)
Scott Brown (Scott Brown) Scott Brown (Scott Brown)
(repeat and fade out)

The Self-Induced Implosion Of Sarah Palin

Every once in a while a blog author has an idea for a posting but realizes that somebody else has already made the point in a much more succinct, pointed and interesting way than the blogger could have achieved. Such is the case today. Lynnrockets intended to add a chapter to the seemingly endless anthology of Sarah Palin’s journey into irrelevance. He then discovered this gem written by Steve Chapman and published in the Chicago Tribune as “Sarah Palin’s self destruction”. Please read, enjoy and visit the home of the article here.

“Back when boxer Evander Holyfield was in his prime, SportsCenter had a humorous spot in which he was informed that an ESPN anchor had ranked him “the 50th best heavyweight.” Holyfield, shocked, asked: “In the world?” No. “In Georgia.”

That sounds like Sarah Palin’s new plight. She’s running fifth in the 2012 presidential polls, and that’s just among Republicans. Sixty percent of Americans view her “very unfavorably.” She’s getting close to being politically radioactive.

How could such a star burn out so fast? Two reasons: She started out with a lot to learn about national and international affairs, and she didn’t bother. And she’s got a mean streak.

Listening to Palin talk about anything complex brings to mind when the Miss Teen USA contestant was asked about American ignorance of geography – stringing empty phrases together in a vain attempt to sound knowledgeable.

Worse was Palin’s reaction to criticism of her inflammatory rhetoric after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, when she accused detractors of “blood libel.” It was clear then that Palin is drunk on her own anger, self-regard and sense of victimization.

Those are not the qualities we look for in a president. And even if we did, Palin would find Charlie Sheen tough to beat.”

I honestly admit that I could not have written a better summary of the decline and fall of the Palin Empire. Great work, Mr. Chapman. Bravo!

Please take at a look at my WRKO Boston talk radio-based blog also, too. It can be found here: Kevin’s Blog-A Liberal Dose of Reality.

Remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody.

Lady Madonna song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-kX-1lIT9U

LADY PRIMADONNA

(sung to The Beatles song “Lady Madonna”)

Hey, Primadonna, children at your feet
You and John McCain went down in defeat
Poor Sarah honey’s, capital is spent
When she spoke nobody knew what she meant

Some might say your family are all fruitcakes
Tenure in Alaska is now done
Kids of your’s sure missed a lot of school days
Campaigning’s fun

Hey, Primadonna, we are not impressed
An ex-head of state so sluttily dressed
Duh, duh, duh, duh…
Duh, duh, duh, duh…
Obama won

Hey Primadonna, beehive on your head
Has it sunk in yet that your future is dead?

When you speak your words are never-ending
Voters feel that you are really dumb
Your next job will likely be bartending
You are a bum

Hey Primadonna, you can’t take the heat
You were punked by the liberal elite

Donald Trump Is Dumb As A Stump

Trump is as crazy as he looks!

Each passing day Donald Trump appears to be inching closer to announcing that he will run as a Republican candidate in 2012 for the office of President of the United States. It only makes sense inasmuch as the potential field of GOP candidates is already chock-full of certified lunatics like Sarah “Queen of Quit” Palin, Michele “Light-Bulb Loving” Bachmann, Rick “Man on Dog” Santorum, Haley “Boss Hog” Barbour, Newt “Resign in Disgrace” Gingrich and Rudy “A Noun, A Verb and 9/11″ Giuliani. Adding Donald Trump to the mix is akin to stuffing an extra clown in the Volkswagen Beetle at the circus. Entertaining, yet harmless fun for the viewing audience.

The Donald announced that he will be headed to Iowa in June. While there, he will headline the state Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines. Iowa of course, plays an important role in the presidential election because its caucuses are the first in the nation. Trump has also declared that he will speak in New Hampshire in June. That state is also considered to be critically important to any presidential candidate because it holds the nation’s first primary election. It should also be noted that Trump spoke at February’s CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) which is a “who’s who” of potential GOP presidential candidates. Trump maintains that he will formally announce his presidential intentions in June.

Donald Trump is a perfect fit for the Republican nomination because he shares so many traits with other Republican politicians. The thrice married “family values” Trump is a serial philanderer like Rudy Giuliani and Newt Gingrich. He is a reality television series host like Sarah Palin. The former enthusiastic proponent of universal health care has now flip-flopped on the issue just like Mitt “Personal Mandates are Good” Romney. He is employed by Fox News along with Palin and Huckabee (and recently, Bolton and Santorum). Trump is also a “Birther” like Michele Bachmann, who doubts that President Barack Obama was born in the United States. When you consider that The Donald has also filed for bankruptcy on at least 4 occasions, it begs the question, “who would be more suited to lead our nation out of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression?”

This week Trump has doubled-down on his “Birther” allegation. CNN reports that Trump is so doubtful of President Obama’s birthplace that he has “sent a team of his own investigators to Hawaii in hopes of getting to the bottom of the issue”. In an interview with NBC he said that his investigators might uncover “one of the greatest cons in the history of politics and beyond.” He added, “I have people that have been studying it and they cannot believe what they’re finding.”

CNN counters however, that in “2008, the Obama campaign produced a certification of live birth that reports his birthplace as Honolulu, Hawaii – a document the Hawaii government says is official evidence of his birth in the state. Among other evidence of Obama’s birth there is the fact the hospital where he was born took out ads in two Hawaiian newspapers in 1961 announcing the birth, while current Gov. Neil Abercrombie says he knew Obama’s family and remembers his birth.”

In the NBC interview, Trump also claims that he is more serious than ever about running for president, but he will not make a decision until this season of his reality television program “Celebrity Apprentice” is finished. How is that for arranging one’s priorities? Trump’s television show takes precedence over his decision to lead the most influential nation on earth! He is just the sort of person that I would want in control of that famous “red button”.

So, buy a box of popcorn and a horn of cotton candy, take your seat and enjoy this election cycle’s version of the Republican Bros. Flying Presidential Circus.

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody. Enjoy!

Big Bad John song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWKGhwwVgKY

BIG DUMB DON

(sung to the Johnny Cash song “Big Bad John”)

Dumb Don
Dumb Don

Every Tuesday at nine, you will see him arrive
He stands 6 foot 5, weighs 289
A reality show host who’s not very hip
He fires contestants if they should give him any lip, he’s Dumb Don

Dumb Don
Dumb Don
Big Dumb Don
Dumb Don

He wears a toupee atop his big dome
Donald Trump acts like a clown, still he seeks the throne
A dim-witted putz, he’s not a bright guy
Claims he robbed Quadafi but that’s a lie – Dumb Don
The nit-wit hails from the borough called Queens
And he has managed to file too many bankruptcies
Filed so many you can’t count them on one hand
Yet Trump still thinks he’ll lead the country to the promised land – Dumb Don

Dumb Don
Dumb Don
Big Dumb Don
Dumb Don

Head made of clay and he loses every dime
He owned a football team that lost all the time
Built a casino, it did not last
Then the taxpayers bailed out his sorry ass – Dumb Don
Through the dust and the smoke as his empire fell
Crawled this maggot of a man that will soon rot in hell
Called a willing banker and he begged for a loan
But when asked for collateral he said “it’s all been blown” – Dumb Don

Dumb Don
Dumb Don
Big Dumb Don
Dumb Don

And now Donald Trump thinks that the Lord up above
Will stroke his election dreams with a velvet glove
Yet little does he know that he can’t be saved
Donald’s campaign is headed to the grave – Dumb Don
Don Trump won’t earn his seat in DC Town
Let’s all watch his big smile turn to a frown
And as The Donald learns life is unkind
All of us just knew it was the end of the line, for Dumb Don

Dumb Don
Dumb Don
Big Dumb Don
Dumb Don

Let’s hope that we are done with this worthless twit
Even Tea-Baggers know Trump’s an idiot
If only the future could be planned
We would love to say, “You’re Fired!” to this shell of a man – Dumb Don

Dumb Don
Dumb Don
Big Dumb Don
Dumb Don

Palin Plummets In Polls (Again)

Once again the question is, “How low can she go”? The most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey reveals that Sarah Palin’s unfavorable rating has hit an all time high for that particular polling group. As of last Wednesday, 53 percent of all Americans say they hold a negative or very negative view of the ex-quitting former half-term Governor of Alaska. To add insult to injury, only 25 percent view Caribou Barbie favorably. That 25 percent figure is tied with Republican George W. Bush and 1 point behind Republican Richard Nixon for the worst numbers ever. She has already surpassed Democrat Jimmy Carter’s worst number which was 28 percent. In earlier polls conducted by the same group last December and one year ago, the unfavorable rating was 50 percent and 45 percent respectively. This is not a hopeful trend for someone considering a run for the presidency.

Palin received even worse numbers still in a poll released last month by Bloomberg. That poll revealed that the palm-note scribbling maverick is viewed unfavorably by 60 percent of American adults. That number is higher than the worst numbers ever recorded by even Nanvy Pelosi. Ouch, that is going to leave a very noticeable mark!

Even the Tea Partiers are running away from their former darling. Sarah Palin is now ranked a lowly fourth by the Tea Baggers. She trails Donald Trump, Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee respectively in garnering support from the colonial era attired crowd. About the only supporters she has left are the First Dude’s snow-machine team and even that may be in jeopardy if the National Enquirer‘s previous rumors of a marital split prove to be true.

It now seems more obvious than ever that Sarah Palin’s 15 minutes of fame have expired. She lost her 2008 run for the Vice Presidency. She quit only halfway through her term as Governor of Alaska. Her unreality television show was canceled and now her supporters are fleeing the Good Ship Palin like rats from a sinking garbage barge. Sarah, we hardly knew ye!

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s always popular song parody.

Rawhide song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldkxqiosXYY

POLL-SLIDE

(sung to the TV theme of, “Rawhide”)

Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’
Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’
Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’
Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’
Poll Slide

Keep movin’, movin’, movin’
People disapprovin’
Sarah’s not improvin’, Poll-Slide!
She cannot understand ‘em,
She hopes results are random,
Soon she’ll be in a double-wide.
There’s no way of definin’
Just why the polls declinin’, declinin’ like a massive
Landslide.

Headin’ down, movin’ fast,
Losin’ ground, ship her out,
Headin’ down, movin’ fast
Poll-Slide!
Kick her out,  shoot her down,
Send her home, push her out,
Kick her butt, fallin’ fast
Poll-Slide!

Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’
Her eyeballs are ballin’
How come no-one’s callin’?
Poll-Slide!
It looks like stormy weather
And she’s light like a feather
She’ll be swept under by the tide.
She’ll be unemployed soon,
A wolf killin’ buffoon,
And all this resultin’ from her lies

Headin’ down, movin’ fast,
Losin’ ground, ship her out,
Headin’ down, movin’ fast
Poll-Slide!
Kick her out,  shoot her down,
Send her home, push her out,
Kick her butt, fallin’ fast
Poll-Slide!

Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’
Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’
Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’
Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’
Poll Slide

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