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Frivolous Lawsuit-Hating Palin To File Her Own Frivolous Lawsuit?

"I'll get you Joe McGinniss!"

Last week, author (and former Palin neighbor) Joe McGinniss released his scathing book about Sarah Palin, titled, “The Rogue: Searching For The Real Sarah Palin”. The acclaimed author certainly found out a lot about Sarah Palin and he was not shy about including the naked truth in his book.

McGinniss is the investigative journalist who infamously moved in next door to the Palins during the summer of 2010 while researching his book. In an effort to shield her family from the ever watchful eye of McGinniss, Palin constructed a ridiculously high spite-fence. Not only did the fence impede McGinniss’ sight lines, but it also looked terrible and probably decreased the value of the Palin property. The sex-obsessed SarahPalin justified the fence by alleging that McGinniss was some sort of perverted Peeping Tom. In a contemporaneous Facebook entry, she wrote,

Wonder what kind of material he’ll gather while overlooking Piper’s bedroom…

The fence did not prevent McGinniss from gathering his facts however, and they do not paint a pretty portrait of Sarah Palin or her family. For instance, the book states that McGinniss was told that Sarah Palin snorted cocaine off an overturned 55-gallon drum during a snowmobile excursion, slept with college (and later NBA) basketball star Glen Rice when she was an unmarried 23-year-old sports reporter (McGinniss talked to Rice for the book and he confirmed the relationship) and had an affair with Brad Hanson, husband Todd Palin‘s business partner, apparently as payback for her husband’s infidelities.

McGinniss also wrote that he was told that “By November 2001, Sarah’s domestic life was in tatters.… Time with friends — not that there were many friends — would degenerate into marital squabbles, raised voices, and frequent threats of divorce. A recurring cause of conflict was Sarah’s inability or refusal to act as mother to her children.” McGinniss also suggests “that Palin’s “hockey mom” image is the most stage-managed sort of lie. “Friends recall,” McGinniss observes, “that when Todd was working on the North Slope, the children literally would have a hard time finding enough to eat. ‘Those kids had to fend for themselves,’ one says. ‘I’d walk into that kitchen and Bristol and Willow would be sitting there with a burnt pot of Kraft mac and cheese on the stove … and Sarah would be up in her bedroom with the door closed saying she didn’t want to be disturbed.”‘

Ouch! All of this scathing information was certain to leave a lasting scar on the Palin family. It has. The first to respond was “First Dude” Todd Palin. In a statement to reporters immediately after the book’s release he described the book as “disgusting lies, innuendo, and smears. This is a man who has been relentlessly stalking my family to the point of moving in right next door to us to harass us and spy on us to satisfy his creepy obsession with my wife.”

Now the second Palin shoe has dropped. CNN reports that Sarah Palin has “threatened to sue the book’s author for including what her lawyer called a “series of lies and rumors presented as fact.” The CNN report also states that “In a letter sent to the book’s publisher, Crown Publishing Group, Palin’s lawyer said Monday both McGinniss and Crown knowingly published false information and ‘defamed the Palins.”‘

It is obvious that McGinniss’ book has hit a Palin nerve, but the author stands by the veracity of his written assertions. he stated the following to CNN’s “American Morning”:

“Sarah Palin has lived an outrageous life. All I did was talk to people about it, and they documented it for me. When I was comfortable with the veracity of what I heard, I put it into the book. There were a lot of things that I wasn’t comfortable with, that I didn’t put them in.”

Palin’s threatened lawsuit would be quite interesting. The discovery process alone would require her to make statements “under the pains and penalties of perjury” in the form of answers to written interrogatories and live deposition testimony. Furthermore, the Plaintiff (in this case Sarah Palin) bears the burden of proving that McGinniss’ statements are false and true statements are an absolute defense to her action. Palin also bears the additional burden of dealing with what is known as the “public figure doctrine”. That doctrine provides that for a public official (or other legitimate public figure) to win a libel case, the statement must have been published knowing it to be false or with reckless disregard to its truth, (also known as actual malice). That is a very difficult burden to prove for a public figure such as Sarah Palin.

Just wondering, but does the former ex-quitting half-term Governor of Alaska really want to expose herself to a lawsuit wherein her statements and those of family members and others would be made under oath and made public? Enquiring minds want to know.

This gives us the opportunity to re-post a song parody (with slight modifications0 which was originally written the last time that Palin threatened to sue somebody for libel. The subject of the song is Sarah Palin’s long-time attorney, Thomas Van Flein, Esq. Please enjoy.

Please click on the song link below to have more fun singing along.

Please Mr. Postman song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8BPcNUQy-0

MR. VAN FLEIN (Version II)

(sung to The Beatles version of the song “Please, Mr. Postman”)

Wait, oh yes wait a minute mister postman
Wait, wait mister postman

Mister postman look and see
You got a summons in your bag for me?
I been waiting such a long time
Since I heard from Thomas Van Flein

There must be some word today
From Ms. Palin’s own attorney
Please mister postman look and see
If there’s a summons, to be served on me
I been writing and waiting mister postman
So patiently
For just a call. I got his letter
Saying that he would be suing me

Please mister postman look and see
If there’s a summons in your bag for me
I’ve been waitin’ for Thomas Van Flein
To prove to me that he has a spine

Wants to sue off my ass this time
For what she considers a crime
Threatening me makes her feel better
Palin will learn I’m not a bed wetter

Sarah Palin look at me
You shouldn’t hang out your dirty laundry
I’ll report it in my due time
Go tell that to Thomas Van Flein

You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
Wait a minute, wait a minute
You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
Check it and see, one more time for me

You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
Wait a minute, wait a minute
Mister postman
Deliver the letter, the sooner the better

You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
Wait a minute, wait a minute
You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
(repeat to fade)

Palin’s “Cougar Crush” And Possible Divorce

This week’s episode of “Sarah Palin and her Wasilla Hillbillies” features her husband Todd Palin and her almost son-in-law Levi Johnston. Tune in to witness family intrigue as the entire cast must deal with rumors of Caribou Barbie’s infidelity and the pressures it has placed on the entire Palin clan.

The episode begins as Levi Johnston gives an interview and says that Sarah Palin had a “Cougar Crush” on him. For those of you that may be unfamiliar with that term, it  is defined by UrbanDictionary.com as follows:

“The heart fluttering sensation experienced by women of a certain age upon seeing a man of much younger years, usually sporting six-pack abs, boyish innocence, and a clear willingness to learn. Side effects include: unclean thoughts, raised hemlines, and a deep desire to take on the role of tutor.”

Check out the E Online video here.

Come to think of it, from all that we have heard about Palin, the description seems quite believable. Inasmuch as Levi was sleeping and having a having a baby with the abstinence-only preaching daughter Bristol Palin at the same time, suffice to say that there must have been a lot of sexual tension in Chez Palin.

Scene two involves the allegation that Todd “First Dude” Palin is divorcing the former ex-quitting half-term Governor of Alaska. The Enquirer reports that Todd is “fed up” with the constant scandals surrounding his marriage. The recent book written by author Joe McGinniss, The Rogue: Searching For The Real Sarah Palin reveals that Sarah Palin had a one-night stand with former NBA star Glen Rice just prior to her marriage to Todd Palin as well as a six-month affair with her husband’s business partner, Brad Hanson.

This is certainly “Must See TV” so tune in to every network (except Fox News) this week at prime-time for more salacious details.

In honor of the troops, 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 also too.

The Beverly Hillbillies song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_XAPku7SgE&feature=related

THE WASSILLA HILLBILLIES – PART 3

(sung to the theme of “The Beverly Hillbillies”)

Come and listen to a story ‘bout a gal named Sarah
Not too many brains but a whole lot of mascara.
Her hair is in a beehive and she has some lipstick too,
She tried to run for V.P. but she didn’t have a clue.

Knowledge that is,   Bush Doctrine?,    Job of V.P. ?

Well the first thing ya know Obama left her in the dust,
So she joined the Tea Party to engage in some blood-lust
She said, “The Johnston family are so dumb that they just drool”
Then daughter Bristol and Levi dropped right on out of school.

Embarrasment that is,   Birth’n Babies,    Quittin’ Jobs.

Well now its time to say good-bye to Sarah and her kin,
The First Dude and his wife have some wounds that need lick’n.
The whole Palin clan now studies the encyclopedia,
So they can handle “Gotcha Questions” from the “lamestream” media.

Couric, that is.   Charlie Gibson,    Tina Fey..

Y’all come back now, y’hear?

Palins Are Wailin’ And Flailin’ About McGinniss Book

Just one more week before author Joe McGinniss’ long-awaited “The Rogue: Searching For The Real Sarah Palin” hits the bookstores. From what we know about the book already, it is sure to have Sarah Palin, her family and supporters in full damage-control mode. But the real damage will have already been done. McGinniss’ book and Levi Johnston’s tell-all tome (“Deer In The Headlights: My Life In Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs“) will be released the same day and they will provide the uppercut and knockout blow ending any hope of a Palin run for the U.S. Presidency.

We reported on the Johnston book yesterday, so let’s spend today’s post commenting on the Joe McGinniss book. McGinniss is the investigative journalist who infamously moved in next door to the Palins during the summer of 2010 while researching his book. In an effort to shield her family from the ever watchful eye of McGinniss, Palin constructed a ridiculously high spite fence. Not only did the fence impede McGinniss’ sight lines, but it also looked terrible and probably decreased the value of the Palin property. Palin justified the fence by alleging that McGinniss was some sort of perverted peeping tom. In a contemporaneous Facebook entry, she wrote,

Wonder what kind of material he’ll gather while overlooking Piper’s bedroom…

The fence did not prevent McGinniss from gathering his facts however, and they do not paint a pretty portrait of Sarah Palin or her family. The Los Angeles Times reports the book reveals that,

Palin snorted cocaine off an overturned 55-gallon drum during a snowmobile excursion, slept with college (and later NBA) basketball star Glen Rice when she was an unmarried 23-year-old sports reporter (McGinniss talked to Rice for the book and he confirmed the relationship) and had an affair with Brad Hanson, Todd Palin‘s business partner, apparently as payback for her husband’s infidelities.

Also,  “By November 2001,”  he writes, “… Sarah’s domestic life was in tatters.… Time with friends — not that there were many friends — would degenerate into marital squabbles, raised voices, and frequent threats of divorce. A recurring cause of conflict was Sarah’s inability or refusal to act as mother to her children.” Indeed, the LA Times column goes on to say that McGinniss suggests “that Palin’s “hockey mom” image is the most stage-managed sort of lie. “Friends recall,” McGinniss observes, “that when Todd was working on the North Slope, the children literally would have a hard time finding enough to eat. ‘Those kids had to fend for themselves,’ one says. ‘I’d walk into that kitchen and Bristol and Willow would be sitting there with a burnt pot of Kraft mac and cheese on the stove … and Sarah would be up in her bedroom with the door closed saying she didn’t want to be disturbed.'” Ouch! That is sure to leave a mark.

But McGinniss was not finished there. The LA Times says that McGinniss also writes that “when Catherine Taylor, the Palins’ next-door neighbor, squawks about their decision to cut a road across her property, “Todd told her, very plainly, that Sarah was mayor and they could do whatever they wanted, and it would be a mistake for her to try to stop them,” while a man named Dewey Taylor (no relationship to Catherine Taylor) has his truck window shot out after delivering chairs to McGinniss’ house.

The New York Times reports that McGinniss even writes of the theory that Sarah Palin may not be the mother of her youngest son, Trig. He calls into question “the circumstances under which he was born. Mr. McGinniss puts forth a provocative case for doubting Ms. Palin’s account of Trig’s birth, which involved a round trip between Alaska and Texas while she was supposedly in labor.” McGinniss then concludes by writing,

The time has come to strike the tent, no matter how much my book sales might benefit from a Palin presidential campaign in 2012, I sincerely hope that the whole extravaganza, which has been unblushingly underwritten by a mainstream media willing to gamble the nation’s future in exchange for the cheap thrill of watching a clown in high heels on a flying trapeze, is nearing the end of its run.

The Palin response to the book so far? Politico reports that “[i]n a statement to reporters, Todd Palin described the book as “disgusting lies, innuendo, and smears.”‘ The First Dude also said, “This is a man who has been relentlessly stalking my family to the point of moving in right next door to us to harass us and spy on us to satisfy his creepy obsession with my wife.”

We have not yet heard a direct response from Sarah Palin, but feel free to hold your breath. We all know from past experience that the former ex-quitting half-term Governor of Alaska is incapable of ignoring criticism. It will only be a matter of minutes before she posts some sort of assault on either Facebook or Twitter. She simply cannot help herself.

In honor of the troops, please click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with the song parody.

Paperback Writer song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH3TvSxT288

PAPERBACK WRITER II

(sung to the Beatles song “Paperback Writer”)

Paperback writer (paperback writer)

Dear Todd and Sarah, will you read my book?
It took me months to write while I had a look
All of those things that I could see and hear
I put them in my book and I’m gonna be a paperback writer
Paperback writer

Its a dirty story of a dirty clan
Led by Sarah Palin and her “First Dude” man
I learned so much by reading through their mail
They’re a seedy mob but its fun to be a paperback writer
Paperback writer

Paperback writer (paperback writer)

It’s a thousand pages give or take a few,
It has some photos I took from my scenic view.
I must admit the Palins never do smile
They just sulked around in plain site of this paperback writer,
Paperback writer

I loved all the fighting I could hear at night
It wafted through the fence despite its massive height.
You’ll learn all about them so please have no fear,
They will quiver and quake but I’m gonna be a paperback writer.
Paperback writer

Paperback writer (paperback writer)

Paperback writer – paperback writer
Paperback writer – paperback writer
(fading)

Waiting For The Palin-Thing

As we approach the Labor Day weekend and the de-facto end of summer, there is very little earth-shattering news to report about other than that earthquake off Alaska. Indeed, there is very little political news at all. All we have is the never-ending will-she or won’t-she talk about Sarah Palin. No, we are not wondering whether she will announce her run for the presidency this weekend. She will not. Rather, as always, we must wonder whether she will even show-up at her scheduled speeches In Iowa and New Hampshire.

In typical Palin fashion, the former ex-quitting half-term Gov. of Alaska has enveloped herself in confusion. First she informed us that she would be making an important speech at a Tea Party event in Iowa. Then she announced that she would also be speaking in New Hampshire. She then said that as the result of unspecified problems she was having with the Tea Party organizers, that she might forfeit that event and do something else in Iowa. Now she claims that she will in fact appear at the original Iowa event. Confused? You should be.

Sarah Palin is one strange duck. Let’s take a look at how the Palin-thing was unleashed on America in the first place.

Just three short years ago almost nobody had ever heard of Sarah Palin. The G.O.P. was led by such familiar names as Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, a resurgent Newt Gingrich and the actor Fred Thompson. Then the unexpected happened. Somehow the centrist John McCain won the Republican Presidential nomination. McCain however, was trailing Democrat Barack Obama by such a wide margin that he was forced to do something drastic in order to draw some attention to his campaign. Much like the literary Dr. Frankenstein, McCain was compelled to create some life from scratch. He stitched together some uber-right-wing conservatism, some female DNA, some down-home colloquialisms, a beehive hairdo and some rimless glasses. His handmade creation was Sarah Palin.

Much like Dr. Frankentein’s monster however, the McCain creation also suffered from some fatal flaws. They both had a damaged brain. Each became stronger and more identifiable than its creator. Both wreaked havoc on society and in the end, the Frankenstein monster and Sarah Palin each turned against their respective creators.

The Palin thing was alive, ALIVE! This 21st century mindless monster quit her job and stumbled out of the wilds of Alaska on her way to the Lower 48. Unable to master the written word, the pathetic creature hired a ghostwriter to pen her fictitious memoir. Unable to master the spoken word, Palin turned to Twitter and Facebook as her means of communication and wrote crib-notes on her hands. Unable to appear human on television, she was forced to appear repeatedly on Fox News and in her own reality tv series. The thing that became known as PALIN  sowed fear into the hearts of all uneducated conservatives with her horrific tales of “death panels”, the godless land of Russia that she could see by means of her super-human vision and of her arch enemy, the would-be monster slayer, author Joe McGinniss.

Unlike the Frankenstein monster however, the Palin thing began to amass a large and adoring following. Sure, these devotees were comprised of racist, white, uneducated homophobes from the lowest rung of the food chain, but beggars can’t be choosers. The Palin thing’s fan base became known as the Tea Party (presumably because it is believed that something was slipped into their tea). These Tea-Baggers are a mindless lot that confusingly wants no government control over their government controlled Medicare and Social Security benefits. They hate the Obama administration because of his fictitious tax increases despite the fact that over 95% of them have actually benefited from the President’s middle class tax cuts. These Tea-Baggers have crowned the Palin thing as their de facto queen.

The Palin thing’s Tea Party royalty status is the biggest problem for the creature’s former party.  Before John McCain’s monster was created, the whacko Tea-Baggers were all firmly entrenched members of the Republican Party. They voted in lockstep for every Republican they could find thereby ensuring at least some electoral success for the party. The creation of the Palin thing has changed all of that. The Tea-Baggers are now actively seeking candidates from within their own super-radical ranks. These Tea Party candidates are so out of the mainstream that they oppose meaningful portions of the Civil Rights Act (Rand Paul). They hope to privatize Medicare and Social Security (Rand Paul, Paul Ryan), criminalize the consumption of alcohol (Sharron Angle), deregulate the oil industry (despite the Gulf oil spill) (Rand Paul), abolish the Dept. of Education (too many to name here), ban masturbation (Christine O’Donnell) and even remove fluoride from the nation’s water supply (Sharron Angle). This is crazy stuff.

Crazy, but Sarah Palin supports these radical views. Indeed, The National Review reports that she will use her speech in Iowa to defend the Tea Party against the criticism that it is an uncompromising bunch of misinformed idiots. ABC News adds that Palin’s speech will be a “full-throated defense of the Tea Party.” So there you have it. Sarah Palin will continue dithering as to whether she will run for President through at least the end of September. Guess we will have to keep on waiting for Palin.

In honor of the troops, 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.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj2bmQ4P4cM

SARAH PALIN’S CRAZY BRAIN-DEAD CLAN

(sung to the Beatles song “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”)

About twenty years ago or so,
Sarah Palin married Todd her beau
They’ve been trying to enhance her style
With rimless glasses and a great big smile
So may I introduce to you
The folks you’ve known for all these years,
Sarah Palin’s crazy brain-dead clan.

We’re Sarah Palin’s crazy brain-dead clan,
The folks that you’ve all come to know
We’re Sarah Palin’s crazy brain-dead clan,
You wouldn’t want to be our foe.

Sarah Palin’s crazy, Sarah Palin’s crazy,
Sarah Palin’s crazy brain-dead clan.

She loves to instill deep fear
“Death panels” if you will
We are her brain-dead audience,
We’d love to take her home with us,
We’d love to take her home.

We don’t really want to end this show,
But Track Palin just produced some blow.
And now Bristol’s firing-up her bong
Sarah says that they can do no wrong

So let us bid adieu, to you
We’ve been with you for the last three years
We’re Sarah Palin’s Crazy Brain-Dead Clan.

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.

“Reality” Star Palin Facing Legal Reality

The first episode of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” has been recorded and is scheduled to air on TLC on November 14th. Unfortunately for the former ex-quitting half-term Governor of Alaska and the network, the episode’s broadcast may prompt a costly lawsuit against them. One segment in particular may prove to have been quite damaging to Palin and Co. You see, in her quest to maintain her own privacy, Sarah Palin and TLC seem to have invaded the privacy of her former neighbor, investigative author, Joe McGinniss. Watch the subject clip below.

How hypocritical for Sarah Palin to complain about her lack of privacy while at the same time suggesting that husband, Todd drill a peep hole in their fence so that she can spy on her neighbor.

The television segment was not missed by Joe McGinniss who has hired legal counsel to issue a cease and desist demand to Palin and the network. Here is the letter.

Edward Sabin, COO
Eileen O’Neill, President
The Learning Channel (TLC)

David Zaslav CEO
Peter Liguori, COO
Discovery Comm., LLC

Mark Burnett, President
Mark Burnett Productions

RE: “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” // Invasion of Privacy of Joe McGinniss

Dear Ms. O’Neill, Mr. Sabin, Mr. Zaslav, Mr. Ligouri and Mr. Burnett:

This law firm represents Joe McGinniss. It has come to our attention that the first episode (titled “Mamma Grizzly”) of the above referenced television show, scheduled to air on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 9:00 PM on TLC, contains unauthorized videotaped images of Mr. McGinniss which were obtained without his knowledge or consent. In addition, you have already placed a video clip containing this image of Mr. McGinniss on your website and it has been picked up and reproduced by the Huffington Post and many other online sites.

Mr. McGinniss was not asked if any production crew could videotape him as he read a book on the secluded deck of the house he was living in at that time. He was not aware that any camera crew was in fact videotaping him. Mr. McGinniss had a reasonable expectation of privacy under those circumstances. The mere taking of the video therefore gives rise to an actionable claim for invasion of his privacy. The publication of the video on your website and in the television show constitutes an additional wrong – the unauthorized use of the likeness of Mr. McGinniss. Finally, the manner in which Ms. Palin describes Mr. McGinniss in the episode is defamatory: Mr. McGinniss has never invaded the Palins’ privacy, contrary to the many statements made by Ms. Palin and her husband, both prior to this television production, and now repeated in the episode referenced above.

DEMAND IS HEREBY MADE upon each of you that all images of Mr. McGinniss be removed from any television show produced by any of you, and removed from any website controlled or operated by any of you. If you do not do so, Mr. McGinniss will be forced to pursue all his available remedies.

Please confirm in writing by November 12, 2010, to this office that you will remove these images.

Mr. McGinniss reserves all of his rights.

If you would like to discuss any of the above, contact this office.

Very truly yours,

Dennis Holahan

How ironic that Sarah Palin’s quest for television cash may end up costing her and her network a boat-load of dough.

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.

Lawyers, Guns And Money song link: http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/song/Lawyers_Guns_And_Money/2283625

LAWYERS, GUNS AND MONEY

(sung to the Warren Zevon song “Lawyers, Guns and Money”)

She looks just like a waitress
With her beehive hairdo
We can only guess
Who she will threaten to sue

There’s a story by a blogger
Who took a little risk
Her lawyers, guns and money
Show that she is so damned pissed, hyeah

Most people just can’t stand her
She passes the buck
Should put a sock in her smug face
She’s running out of luck
Yes, running out of luck
Palin’s sure out of luck

She dresses like a tourist
From a foreign land
Her lawyers, guns and money
Still carry out her plans

All right
Her lawyers, guns and money
Huh!
Uh…
Her lawyers, guns and money
Uhh!
Her lawyers, guns and money
Hyah!
Her lawyers, guns and money
Ooh!
Yeah!
Yeah Yeah… Uh!

Joe McGinniss Is Done Pallin’ Around With Palin

All good things must come to an end and so it is for author Joe McGinniss’ Summer in Alaska. The writer who is also known as “the man behind the fence” has finished his Wasilla-based research of the Palin clan and returned to Massachusetts where he will commence putting his thoughts on paper. Will his new book describe the whereabouts of Sarah’s truckload of RNC purchased clothes? Will it contain any juicy quotes from “Troopergate” star and estranged former brother-in-law, Mike Wooten? Will the book predict the future of the “spite fence”? Will there be a chapter on the amazing things one can see “while overlooking Piper’s bedroom”? Who knows. We will just have to wait for the book’s release.

Actually, McGinniss is playing it pretty close to the vest as to what he observed of the Palins. In an interview with the Huffington Post he said, “They live in a place where anybody who wants to look onto their property, all they have to do is get a boat and park 10 yards off shore and they can sit there all day and look at the Palin’s yard, if that’s what they want to do. But I don’t know who would want to do that.”

He described Palin supporters however, as something akin to those identically dressed criminal henchmen In James Bond films that would do anything evil villain Blofeld asked of them. “It’s just a peculiar thing, but she does, as I found out in May, she presses a button and what comes back is hate,” he said. “The people who respond when she complains about something are just so filled with hate. I got some of the ugliest, most vile e-mails directed at me, my grandchildren, my children, my wife – just ugly, ugly stuff.” Then again, what did he expect?

Unlike the recent Palin-blasting Vanity Fair article however, McGinniss said that most people in Palin’s hometown were willing to speak to him. Yet, he did agree with the Vanity Fair characterization that there was what he calls an “undercurrent of fear.” He said, “People – I don’t know if they’re afraid of shadows or whether there’s something real there – she’s no longer in a position of governmental influence but there are people up there who are scared to death to talk because if Sarah ever found out they talked, oh, something terrible would happen to them.”

Nevertheless, McGinniss claims that most everyone would talk to him. “It was the greatest place because there were no closed doors. There was nobody who said, ‘I don’t want to talk to you. And that’s pretty much the way it is today with the single exception of that least Alaskan of all Alaskans, Sarah Palin.'”

What, Sarah Palin would not talk to the author? Of course not, if she had, she would have been unable to later claim that she was not consulted or provided the opportunity to explain things. That is, after all, the Sarah Palin standard operating procedure for dealing with criticism.

Who cares what Palin says or thinks anyway? Let’s just hope that McGinniss has unearthed a whole big bunch of Palin skeletons while he was lurking about in their backyard. Stay tuned for the book’s release. Until then, let’s have some fun with a song parody.

We will address the latest round of Tea-Bagger/G.O.P. primary election infighting tomorrow.

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.

Hey Joe song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzkvWWMacyY

HEY JOE

(sung to the Jimi Hendrix song “Hey Joe”)

Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that pen in your hand?
Hey Joe, I said where you goin’ with that pen in your hand?
I’m goin’ to a town called Wassilly
To see Sarah Palin and the “First Dude” man

Yeah, I’m gonna write a book ‘bout that lady now
You know I’ll be messin’ ‘round with the Palin clan
If that ain’t too cool

Hey Joe, I bet you’ll take that Palin down, take her down now
Hey Joe, I bet you’ll make her squirm and frown, take down that clown
“Yeah, yes I will, I’ll get her
You know I love when I’m messin’ ‘round with those Palin clowns”

Yes I will, I’ll get her
You know I love when I’m messin’ ‘round with the Palin clowns
Yeah, and I’m sure havin’ fun
I’ll get her!

(great Hendrix solo)

Hey Joe
Who’s she gonna run to now, who’s she gonna run to now?
Hey Joe
Who’s Sarah gonna run to now, who’s she gonna run to, baby?

She’ll go to the big mouth, the big mouth
She’ll go to Glenn Beck baby, alright
She’s goin’ way down south, way down south, baby
Way down there on Fox TV

Ain’t no one gonna mess with her there, baby
That’s her gang man, brother
There a great big bunch of dopes, dopes like Sarah P., yeah
You better believe it baby

Hey, Joe, you’ll take that Palin down, I bet ya
Goodbye Palin buddies

Lighthearted Labor Day Laughs (at the Palins’ Expense, of Course)

Sarah Palin says, "Talk to the hand!"

Sarah Palin’s favorite holiday is Labor Day. After all, her husband Todd has been a card-carrying labor union member in the oil industry (although neither he nor she ever bring that subject up). Also too, Sarah has been in labor either four, five or six times depending on who you believe. That being said, we can be sure that the grills were be serving up plenty of moose meat at Chez Palin today. Will neighbor/author Joe McGinniss be invited to share in the warm-hearted Palin frivolity which includes such things as expletive laden shouting tirades between Sarah and Todd, the “four letter word maximum” Scrabble tournament, or the three legged mukluk races? Let’s hope the entire Palin clan has a little light-hearted fun as the summer ends and Sarah begins to prepare for her her big September 11th surprise with Glenn Beck.

In the meantime, Lynnrockets would like to take all you faithful Rocketeers on a little stroll down memory lane. Here is wishing you all a wonderful day!

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 Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U219P_zs7w

THE WRECK OF THE SARAH L. PALIN

(sung to the Gordon Lightfoot song “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald ”)

The legend lives on from the North Slope on down
To the town they call Sandpoint, Idaho
The Heath’s one would say, had a daughter that day
Why they kept her, I must say, “I don’t know”

They loaded up the truck and they tested their luck
When they moved to Wasilla, Alaska
Sarah enrolled in school and was nobody’s fool
On the court they called her “Barracuda”.

In 1982 she left for Honolulu
Off to Hawaii Pacific College
She did not last long there nor at anywhere
In her quest for some meaningful knowledge.

She finally did see a journalism degree
After stints at 5 or 6 safety schools
Sometime in between she was a pageant queen
Then she worked in TV for KTUU.

She met up with her fate sometime in ’88
When her TV career was a failin’
And everyone knew, as her parents did too
She would soon be the Bride of Todd Palin.

Long before she did wed, she conceived in his bed
That was the end of her abstinency
While laid out on her back, she gave birth to Lil’ Track
The result of an unwed pregnancy.

She was now in a lurch cuz of her right wing church
But she carried on without a care
She had a beehive hairdo, but had nothing to do
That all changed when she became the Mayor.

She appointed some crooks then she banned some good books
No one lasted if they weren’t on her team
Wasilla’s deficit grew, kids fired-up on homebrew
Not to mention the methamphetamine.

She became the next Guv and to show the state love
She proposed to unite remote shore banks
But once in a bind she politely declined
To the bridge she said,”Thanks but no thanks”.

John McCain now you see had to choose a VP
His campaign was certainly failin’
He wanted a she that was trés “mavericky”
So he chose Alaska’s Sarah Palin.

But poor press reviews of her live interviews
With Couric and Gibson oft replayed
Showed she could not spar with the nightly news stars
Let alone outperform Tina Fey

The election was lost and poor Sarah was tossed
From her seat on “The Straight Talk Express”
She went home and did pose in her new store-bought clothes
But  Alaskans were not now impressed

She’s no longer a saint due to ethics complaints
She has nobody left now to wink at
Her appointees ignored and her actions abhorred
She’s reduced to shilling for “Arctic Cat”

She gave Levi some lip about visiting Tripp
And Todd’s sister is facing some jailin’
But paternity laws might be the final straw
For the wreck known as Sarah L. Palin

Will Palin Condemn Beck?

Remember back in February when Sarah Palin went all “smoke-monster” about White House Chief of Staff’ Rahm Emmanuel’s describing liberal activists as “retards”? Do you also remember however, that a few days later Palin defended conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh’s use of the same term a number of times on his radio show? That was hypocrisy at its best.

Well, as we all know, history has a way of repeating itself. Sarah Palin has a long history of claiming that the media unfairly targets her children. She claims that all children should be exempt from negative coverage regarding their parents. First there was the Trig Photoshop outrage. Next there was her allegation that David Letterman joked about a possible statutory rape of daughter Willow. And just this week Palin alleged that investigative reporter Joe McGinniss would be peeping in daughter Piper’s bedroom window.

This week however, Glenn Beck violated the Palin rule of disparaging children. On his radio show, Beck spent a full four minutes mocking and making fun of 11 year-old Malia Obama.  Beck and his co-host mocked the young daughter and questioned her “level of education.”  At one point, Beck even brought race into the equation by mocking Malia Obama’s voice while she asks her dad why he “hates black people.”

How will Sarah Palin respond to actions of her Fox News associate? Will she condemn Glenn Beck as she did Rahm Emmanuel or will she attempt to explain away his transgression as she did for Rush Limbaugh? Well Sarah, which will it be? Enquiring minds want to know.

This post deserves a song parody about both Palin and Beck don’t you agree?

Please remember to click on the song links for both songs so as to familiarize yourselves with the tunes and to have more fun singing along with both of today’s song parodies.

That Smell song clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6q9nBusrq8

BECK’S SMELL

(sung to the Lynyrd Skynyrd song “That Smell”)

Whiskey bottles and drug filled jars
Those were Glenn Beck’s best days
Way too much coke and too much smoke
How does Fox News take pride in you?

Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
Don’t Glenn smell like hell?
Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
The smell of Beck surrounds you

Yeah,

Angel of darkness is in our view
He’s a weasel doing harm (you fool, you)
The bloviating bloke, has a show that just blows
Have a drink, fool, you clown, you (hell, yeah)

Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
Don’t Glenn smell like hell?
Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
The smell of Beck surrounds you

Righties call Beck prince charming
They take his word as the gospel truth
Yet Glenn Beck’s logic is hollow, and
Fox News just might learn he has no clue (no, clue)

Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
Don’t Glenn smell like hell?
Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
The smell of Beck surrounds you

(musical interlude)

Oh, Glenn Beck’s views
Do nothing else but spread alarm
Beck’s a fear-mongering bore

(musical interlude)

Beck has his own little Waterloo

It’s a monkey on his back
Sponsors have split from his racist schticks
One hell of a price and Beck’s show might get nixed (hell, yeah)

Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
Don’t Glenn smell like hell?
Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
The smell of Beck surrounds you

Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
Don’t Glenn smell like hell?
Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
The smell of Beck surrounds you

Oh, Glenn Beck’s views
Do nothing else but spread alarm
Beck’s just a fool, just a fool, just a fool.

Sexy Sadie song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYck2B_0-DI

SEXY SARAH

(sung to the Beatles song “Sexy Sadie”)

Sexy Sarah what have you done
You’re now a fool to everyone
You’re now a fool to everyone
Sexy Sarah, ooh your day is done

Sexy Sarah with your own rules
You only speak if there’s a fee
You only speak if there’s a fee
Sexy Sarah, oooh your fans are fools

There was a day when you were just a lousy mother
Then John McCain came looking for someone
Sexy Sarah the lamest of them all

Sexy Sarah became the show
Although she didn’t have a clue
Although she didn’t have a clue
Sexy Sarah, oooh “went with the flow’

Sexy Sarah you’ll get yours yet
However big you think you are
However big you think you are
Sexy Sarah, oooh you’ll get yours yet

They gave her everything they owned just to sit at her table
Maybe she would let them kiss her ring
Sexy Sarah was the latest and the greatest of them all

She’s now a fool to everyone
Sexy Sarah,

However big you think you are
Sexy Sarah.

Ouch! Take That, Sarah Palin.

Investigative reporter Joseph McGinniss has responded to Sarah Palin’s outrage at his renting the home next to hers while writing a book about her. He told the Washington Post that in fact, he was first approached by Todd “First Dude” Palin at the rented home and Palin told him that he was unwelcome in a conversation in which Mr. Palin became increasingly hostile. When Palin left the author’s home, he then fetched the camera from which he snapped the photo that wife Sarah then posted on FaceBook with her fiery remarks about McGinniss.

Subsequent to the FaceBook posting and Sarah Palin’s call-in to Glenn Beck’s radio show on the same topic, McGinniss claims that he began to receive hatemail and threats via email. It appears that conservative radio host Mark Levin publicly revealed McGinniss’ email address prompting some 5000 messages in four hours, some of which contained veiled death threats. McGinniss says,

I would term this (Palin’s response) hysterical. By being here, I have learned things, and I’ve gotten an insight into her character, into her ability to incite hatred, that before I only knew about in the abstract.

There you have it folks, Sarah Palin’s own actions have undermined her yet again. Anyone surprised?

In honor of the troops, please click on the song link below to not only familiarize yourselves with the tune, but to have more fun singing along to the song parody also, too.

The Brady Bunch television theme song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou-FeOoKDq4

THE PALIN BUNCH

(sung to the theme of “The Brady Bunch”)

Here’s the story of a gal named Sarah
Who was the Governor of State number 49.
Then John McCain came lookin’ for a V.P.
And that sounded just fine.

Here’s the story of Todd the First Dude
He had a D.U.I. and drove a snow machine.
He couldn’t count to ten on his fingers
With just his G.E.D.

The election didn’t go the way they planned it
Our girl Sarah couldn’t handle interviews.
The media exposed her dearth of knowledge
Except for Fox News and that blonde chick from The View.

The Palin Bunch, the Palin Bunch
That’s the way they became the Palin Bunch.

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