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Sarah Palin And Her Devil Dogs (Update)

Lynnrockets will continue with some Halloween song parodies this spooky week. Have fun. Now, let’s get to it…

Sometimes we bloggers have to leave it to the professionals to sum things up in a truly enlightening way. Such is the case today for Lynnrockets. Please enjoy some excerpts from an article by Diane Roberts of the UK Guardian which “tells it like it is” regarding Sarah Palin, the “Mama Grizzlies” and the Tea Party. When you are finished, please read the whole article here.

“Former governor Sarah Palin says she’s a feminist, “Mama Grizzly”. She supports female candidates such as Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell, endorsing them, stumping for them, helping them to raise money. Along with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Fox News regulars Liz Cheney and Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin gathers Tea Party women under the big bearskin tent of “conservative feminism”.

Precisely what “conservative feminism” embraces is not clear – it sounds like an oxymoron in the vein of ”jumbo shrimp” or “creation science”. Clearly, “conservative feminism” doesn’t mean support for working mothers: Bachmann voted against a bill that would allow up to four weeks’ maternity leave for federal employees. It doesn’t mean equal pay for equal work: Palin opposed the Lilly Ledbetter Act on the grounds it would be “a boon for trial lawyers”.

Equal opportunity doesn’t seem to matter much to them: Christine O’Donnell has said that she thinks women impede the combat readiness of the American military. For all that conservatives such as Tammy Bruce insist the right is more “tolerant” than the left, the likes of Palin, O’Donnell and Angle regularly slam “the gay agenda”. Though they snarl about protecting their “cubs”, they want to repeal the healthcare act, which protects children with pre-existing conditions from being denied insurance. And it sure doesn’t mean safeguarding a woman’s right to control her own body – they are so anti-abortion that they believe that a victim of rape should be forced to carry the child to term.

The reactionary end of the Republican party seems to be as dumb as a bag of hammers and proud of it. Jim DeMint, the senator from South Carolina and Tea Party godfather, wondered out loud if maybe gay men and single women who dare to have sex shouldn’t be barred from teaching in public schools. At a recent Delaware senate candidates’ debate, Christine O’Donnell was incredulous that the doctrine of separation of church and state was to be found in first amendment to the US constitution.

Most Tea Partiers don’t hold with evolution and don’t ”believe” in climate change, either. A recent New York Times story quoted various rightwingers calling it a “lie” and a “hoax”. One man said he “based his view on the preaching of Rush Limbaugh and the teaching of scripture”.

You’d have thought we had enough of arrogant stupidity in the Bush years. These people are not pro-woman. They say they want to take the country back; evidently, they mean back to when abortion was illegal, to when contraception was hard to get hold of, to a world of rigid gender roles and women being judged on how they look, back to when men were men and women were ladies.

The she-bears and their fellow travellers don’t do sisterhood. ”Conservative feminism” has nothing to do with empowering women in general, and everything to do with empowering these women in particular. They’ve ripped language away from meaning: they say they are pro-woman, but their policies are decidedly anti. As George Orwell taught us, war is not peace, and ignorance is not strength.”

Great article wouldn’t you say? Lynnrockets believes Ms. Roberts put it best when she says, “The Tea Party brand of ‘conservative feminism’ is a fraud. These people are not pro-women but reactionary – and really dumb.”

So, now that we have shown that even those “across the pond” believe that Sarah Palin and her ilk have the devil in their hearts, let’s have a song.

UPDATE

Fox News‘ Joe Scarborough seems to echo the UK Guardian. On his program “Morning Joe” this morning, Scarborough intoned that if only Sarah Palin hadn’t promoted the likes of Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell, Republicans would be on the verge of winning the Senate majority.  That was Joe Scarborough’s thesis on Morning Joe today, culminating in Scarborough saying that he hopes Sarah Palin “is proud of herself” for having killed the GOP’s chances. He also tried to ward off those oh-so-predictable Palinbot attacks by saying, “right-wing freaks, don’t email me going “you’re a RINO.”

Wow, is their one semi-sane voice on Fox?

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.

Devil In Her Heart song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl9juuM-GA0

DEVIL IN HER HEART

(sung to the Beatles song “Devil In Her Heart”)

She’s got the devil in her heart
But the rednecks fantasize
That Palin is a sleazy tart
But her politics just chill me

Her smirking glances
Vocal dances
She’s a lipstick wearing pig
She’s just so flirty
Politics dirty
She’s a wicked entity

She’s got the devil in her heart
And some tricks are up her sleeve
Palin’s a dime store work of art
A web of lies she will weave

I’ll bet she leaves that Alaskan winter snow
She’ll board a bus to be with Plumber Joe
Palin is quirky
Her future’s murky
Like the G.O.P.’s

She’s got the devil in her heart
I know, know, know Palin will deceive
Next she’ll be working at K-Mart
Cuz today she is naïve

Sarah’s stance is to raise finances
From her writing debut
She’s just as perky
As fresh killed turkey
As we witnessed on TV

She’s got the devil in her heart
I know, know, know  and I do believe
She fell right off the donkey cart
Sarah should be on sick leave

She’s got the devil in her heart
And she’s no angel we can see
She’s got the devil in her heart
No, she’s no angel we can see

Sarah Palin And Her Devil Dogs

Lynnrockets will continue with some Halloween song parodies this spooky week. Have fun. Now, let’s get to it…

Sometimes we bloggers have to leave it to the professionals to sum things up in a truly enlightening way. Such is the case today for Lynnrockets. Please enjoy some excerpts from an article by Diane Roberts of the UK Guardian which “tells it like it is” regarding Sarah Palin, the “Mama Grizzlies” and the Tea Party. When you are finished, please read the whole article here.

“Former governor Sarah Palin says she’s a feminist, “Mama Grizzly”. She supports female candidates such as Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell, endorsing them, stumping for them, helping them to raise money. Along with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Fox News regulars Liz Cheney and Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin gathers Tea Party women under the big bearskin tent of “conservative feminism”.

Precisely what “conservative feminism” embraces is not clear – it sounds like an oxymoron in the vein of “jumbo shrimp” or “creation science”. Clearly, “conservative feminism” doesn’t mean support for working mothers: Bachmann voted against a bill that would allow up to four weeks’ maternity leave for federal employees. It doesn’t mean equal pay for equal work: Palin opposed the Lilly Ledbetter Act on the grounds it would be “a boon for trial lawyers”.

Equal opportunity doesn’t seem to matter much to them: Christine O’Donnell has said that she thinks women impede the combat readiness of the American military. For all that conservatives such as Tammy Bruce insist the right is more “tolerant” than the left, the likes of Palin, O’Donnell and Angle regularly slam “the gay agenda”. Though they snarl about protecting their “cubs”, they want to repeal the healthcare act, which protects children with pre-existing conditions from being denied insurance. And it sure doesn’t mean safeguarding a woman’s right to control her own body – they are so anti-abortion that they believe that a victim of rape should be forced to carry the child to term.

The reactionary end of the Republican party seems to be as dumb as a bag of hammers and proud of it. Jim DeMint, the senator from South Carolina and Tea Party godfather, wondered out loud if maybe gay men and single women who dare to have sex shouldn’t be barred from teaching in public schools. At a recent Delaware senate candidates’ debate, Christine O’Donnell was incredulous that the doctrine of separation of church and state was to be found in first amendment to the US constitution.

Most Tea Partiers don’t hold with evolution and don’t “believe” in climate change, either. A recent New York Times story quoted various rightwingers calling it a “lie” and a “hoax”. One man said he “based his view on the preaching of Rush Limbaugh and the teaching of scripture”.

You’d have thought we had enough of arrogant stupidity in the Bush years. These people are not pro-woman. They say they want to take the country back; evidently, they mean back to when abortion was illegal, to when contraception was hard to get hold of, to a world of rigid gender roles and women being judged on how they look, back to when men were men and women were ladies.

The she-bears and their fellow travellers don’t do sisterhood. “Conservative feminism” has nothing to do with empowering women in general, and everything to do with empowering these women in particular. They’ve ripped language away from meaning: they say they are pro-woman, but their policies are decidedly anti. As George Orwell taught us, war is not peace, and ignorance is not strength.”

Great article wouldn’t you say? Lynnrockets believes Ms. Roberts put it best when she says, “The Tea Party brand of ‘conservative feminism’ is a fraud. These people are not pro-women but reactionary – and really dumb.”

So, now that we have shown that even those “across the pond” believe that Sarah Palin and her ilk have the devil in their hearts, let’s have a song.

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.

Devil In Her Heart song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl9juuM-GA0

DEVIL IN HER HEART

(sung to the Beatles song “Devil In Her Heart”)

She’s got the devil in her heart
But the rednecks fantasize
That Palin is a sleazy tart
But her politics just chill me

Her smirking glances
Vocal dances
She’s a lipstick wearing pig
She’s just so flirty
Politics dirty
She’s a wicked entity

She’s got the devil in her heart
And some tricks are up her sleeve
Palin’s a dime store work of art
A web of lies she will weave

I’ll bet she leaves that Alaskan winter snow
She’ll board a bus to be with Plumber Joe
Palin is quirky
Her future’s murky
Like the G.O.P.’s

She’s got the devil in her heart
I know, know, know Palin will deceive
Next she’ll be working at K-Mart
Cuz today she is naïve

Sarah’s stance is to raise finances
From her writing debut
She’s just as perky
As fresh killed turkey
As we witnessed on TV

She’s got the devil in her heart
I know, know, know  and I do believe
She fell right off the donkey cart
Sarah should be on sick leave

She’s got the devil in her heart
And she’s no angel we can see
She’s got the devil in her heart
No, she’s no angel we can see

Sunday Morning Coffee (or Tea) – 52

Just a few newsworthy events (and comments thereon) that have been making their way through the political universe this past week. Please ponder and maybe chuckle a bit before enjoying a wonderful day!

BREAKING NEWS: You have got to love Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (D). He has canceled a $125,000 contract with a consulting firm that sent a bulletin to the state’s Office of Homeland Security in which it described opponents of natural gas drilling as “environmental extremists” and suggested they were a threat to the state. Rendell told reporters in a news conference on Tuesday (Sept. 15) that Pennsylvania would cancel its deal with the firm, the Institute of Terrorism Response and Research, which also identified animal rights demonstrations and anti-war events as potential security threats to the state. Good for you Ed! No use wasting the taxpayers’ money on that group of conservative thugs.

THIS JUST IN: This week’s episode of “Republican Gifts To Democrats” features Christine O’Donnell. She is the Tea Party/Sarah Palin endorsed anti-masturbation, gay bashing, college degree feigning, debt evading Republican candidate for a Delaware Senate seat. As the result of an influx of out of state Tea-Bagger money and the highly publicized Palin endorsement, O’Donnell defeated the party backed Mike Castle. As the result of her primary win however, the Democratic Party candidate Chris Coons, now leads by double digits in a race that was a Republican lock had Castle won. Thanks guys!

BREAKING NEWS: Speaking of Christine O’Donnell and Sarah Palin, the “Queen of Quit” just gave some new advise to the “Sexless Sweetheart”. Sarah Palin appeared on the O’Reilly Factor Wednesday night and ordered O’Donnell to follow the Palin game-plan of refusing to submit to un-screened interviews and to only “speak through FOX News and let the Independents who are tuning in to you, let them know what it is that she stands for, the principles behind her positions.” As we always say, there is nothing like a friendly uninformed audience to lull you into thinking you have no detractors.

THIS JUST IN: This week’s episode of  “Hate is Great” features Glenn Beck. Think Progress reports, that ever “[s]ince First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled her Let’s Move! program to fight obesity, conservatives have portrayed the effort as a government assault on personal freedoms and liberties.Glenn Beck joined the act, criticizing Michelle Obama for encouraging restaurants to “offer healthier versions of the foods that we all love.” He also joked that fat people should die:”

BECK: When I heard this I thought, get your damn hands off my fries, lady. If I want to be a fat fat fatty and shovel French Fries all day long, that is my choice. But oh oh, not so fast anymore. Because now we have the new fact, whether you like it or not, we have government health care now. … You know those fat people sitting on their couches? And I mean really fat. I don’t mean not like me. I mean the people who’s skin grows into the couch. … I say let them die. I say punish the person who’s been bringing them the milk shakes that allowed them to eat and not get up off the couch. Am I too harsh?

No Glenn, you are simply clinically insane.

BREAKING NEWS: This week’s episode of “Republicans Eating Their Young” co-stars Rush “To Judgment” Limbaugh and Karl “Turd Blossom” Rove. TPM Muckraker reports that we can now “[a]dd Rush Limbaugh to the list of prominent conservatives tearing into Karl Rove’s hide.” Rove, you may remember, went public last week with his criticism of the aforementioned Chritine O’Donnell. He said “I’ve met her. I wasn’t frankly impressed by her abilities as a candidate.” He also said, “One thing that O’Donnell is now going to have to answer in the general election that she didn’t in the primary is her own checkered background.” And Rove followed that up with, “There were a lot of nutty things she has been saying that don’t add up. Why did she mislead voters about her college education? How come it took nearly two decades to pay her college bills so she could get her college degree? How did she make a living?”

Rove was quickly attacked “by some right-wingers for those comments. O’Donnell whacked him back in a televised interview. And then Rove responded to O’Donnell and his right-wing critics, daring them to ‘prove me wrong’. Then Palin slammed Rove. Now it’s Limbaugh’s turn.”
“If 51 seats was really the objective — if getting the majority is really that important, then let’s go balls to the wall for Christine O’Donnell!” Limbaugh screamed on his radio show today after playing a clip of Rove’s already infamous anti-O’Donnell interview.” Muckraker reports, “Rush seemed in danger of having an aneurysm at the idea that Rove would do something as heretical as point out that O’Donnell has more than a few very serious character flaws and — as the polls show — is a serious underdog against her Democratic opponent in November, in a race that Republicans had once thought was theirs for the taking.”
As we here at Lynnrockets’ Blast-Off always say, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” So let’s go to the tape. Limbaugh really flips out at about the 3:20 mark so stay tuned…

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

Puff The Magic Dragon song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wik2uc69WbU&feature=related

RUSH THE TRAGIC MAGGOT

(sung to the Peter, Paul and Mary song “Puff The Magic Dragon”)

Rush the tragic maggot lives by the sea
Was born in 1951 in a state called Missouri
Limbaugh’s education went down in a flush
He made it two semesters and his family kept it hush, oh

Rush the tragic maggot had an injury
It was a pilonidal cyst in a place he could not see
Rush the magic maggot petitioned his country
Then they deemed him too unfit for the military

Therefore he did not travel off to the Ho Chi Minh Trail
Limbaugh the rabid chickenhawk was deemed to be too frail
So he became a disc jockey and pursued his fame
Alas he was a failure as his music taste was lame, oh

Rush the tragic maggot found ABC
And began his talk radio stint shilling for the G.O.P.
Rush the tragic maggot tried football on Monday
But when he showed his racist trait they canned his ass hastily

The maggot talks forever and his voice sure annoys
Calls his listeners “ditto heads” while he’s making noise
Rush thinks that he matters and is gen’rally adored
Poor Rush does not realize he’s like a mouse that roars

The mike that he speaks into bigger, than his brain
His brain-dead thoughtless audience is his gravy train
“Operation Chaos” failed in a big way
Despite all Rush’s efforts the Dems won running away, oh

Rush the tragic maggot lives happily
He doctor shops his days away and frequents pharmacies
Rush the tragic maggot loves his Oxy-C
And when he’s feeling a bit down, there’s the blue pill known as “V”

A Waterloo For Jim DeMint And The G.O.P.

Jim DeMint (R-SC) poses for his Senate composite photo.

Remember way back last July when South Carolina’s Republican Senator Jim DeMint declared war on President Obama’s plan to reform health care? These were his words:

I can almost guarantee you this thing won’t pass before August, and if we can hold it back until we go home for a month’s break in August, Senators and Congressmen will come back in September afraid to vote against the American people. This health care issue Is D-Day for freedom in America. If we’re able to stop Obama on this it will be his Waterloo. It will break him. (emphasis added)

Let’s listen to him in his own words:

Well, Mr. DeMint we were just wondering, but how do those words taste now? Unlike the honorable Allied Nations of World War II, you and your cowardly cadre of Republicans had a dismally unsuccessful D-Day. You failed to liberate your beloved and ignorant Tea-Baggers from the shackles of the more fair and affordable health insurance reform that was foisted upon them. Indeed Mr. DeMint, it was you that faced your very own defeat at Waterloo. How does it feel?

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 which was inspired by blog reader Pat in MA. Enjoy!

Waterloo song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85yMOPKR94M&feature=related

REPUBLICAN WATERLOO

(sung to the Abba song “Waterloo”)

My my, it’s Waterloo; Republicans did surrender
Oh yeah, and Jim DeMint has now been forced to eat his big words today
The history book on the shelf
Is always repeating itself

Waterloo – Jim was defeated, we won the war
Waterloo – Health Care Reform was a giant score
Waterloo – Republicans did not have a clue
Waterloo – All they can do now is try to sue
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Waterloo – Republicans facing their Waterloo

My my, they tried to hold us back but we were stronger
Oh yeah, and now it seems their only chance is giving up the fight
And Democrats are so enthused
We win every time that they lose

Waterloo – Pelosi pushed them out the door
Waterloo – Minority status ever more
Waterloo – Can’t legislate if they wanted to
Waterloo – Lots of Red states will be turning Blue
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Waterloo – Republicans facing their Waterloo

The Tea-Baggers are not amused
They’ll have to go back to the booze

Waterloo – Palin’s “death panels” just were not true
Waterloo – Jim DeMint’s feeding on his own shoe
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Waterloo – Republicans facing their Waterloo
Wooo-oo-oo
Waterloo – We did something that they couldn’t do

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