Daily Archives: June 1, 2009

Inspired By BigPete

Palin Jeopardy

Another song parody inspired by a reader who always contributes a great video with his comments…

Take The Money And Run song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-vBd-r_Pww

TAKE THE MONEY AND  RUN

(sung to the Steve Miller song “Take The Money And Run”)

This here’s a story ‘bout Sarah P. or “Caribou”
As for nicknames, ya know, she’s got quite a few
There’s “Failin’ Palin” and the “Pig with Lipstick” too
And here’s what happened up north when she was cut loose

She was the Guv, but spent no time in Juneau
One mean bitch with the temperament of Cujo
She double-crossed just about anyone you know
Sarah P. took the money and run

Sarah took the money and run
Sarah took the money and run
Sarah took the money and run
Sarah took the money and run

Sarah P. said she would not accept federal money
She said Obama was up to something funny
She told the Senate to hop away like a bunny
The legislature said, “Thanks But No Thanks” honey

Sarah P. was pissed she didn’t get her way
To Indiana she went, the very next day
The House and Senate, hey
Took the funds anyway
Sarah P. was forced to  declare the “Big OK”
Singin’ OK let’s take the money and run
OK, take the money and run
OK, take the money and run

OK, take the money and run
OK, take the money and run
OK, take the money and run
OK, take the money and run
(Haroooga!)

OK, take the money and run

Run Sarah, Run!!!

Palin volcano

We here at Blast-Off realize that we post a disproportionate amount of Sarah Palin related articles and songs. The problem is that Caribou Barbie is the gift that keeps on giving. Palin’s semi-daily comical and ill-fated antics (not to mention those of her family members’) simply lend themselves to ridicule.

For instance, it seems that every time the state of Alaska faces some sort of natural disaster, Governor Palin can never be found. She seems to always find a way to be on some junket to the Lower 48 when Mother Nature is angry such as when Mt. Redoubt recently erupted or when Spring ice flows wreaked havoc with residents. Today we have learned that a small earthquake took place in the City of Fairbanks and we can only wonder if Little Miss Sunshine will stick around to see what develops.

Which leads us to this afternoon’s song parody…

Remember to click the song link immediately below because that makes it more fun to sing along. Please be patient with this song link. It takes a little longer to start playing than most of the others.

Volcano song link: http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/song/Volcano/1030500

VOLCANO

(sung to the Jimmy Buffett song “Volcano”)

(Chorus)
Now I don’t know
I don’t know
I don’t know where Sarah P. will go
When the volcano blow

Let me say now,

I don’t know
I don’t know
I don’t know where Sarah P. will go
When the volcano blow

Ground she’s covered all in snow
And that ice melt sure does flow
Mt. Redoubt she starts to quake
Sarah P. has left the state

Let me hear ya now

I don’t know
I don’t know
I don’t know where Sarah P. will go
When the volcano blow

Now Sarah she will seek safety
With Fox folks in N-Y-C
She’s got Bristol by her side
With Todd and Tripp they’ll all just hide

Let me say now, I don’t know
I don’t know
I don’t know where Sarah P. will go
When Mt. Redoubt blow

Mr. Wooten!
(musical interlude)

What about poor Ol’ Levi
They can only hope he’ll die
If he lives they hope he’s mum
They’ve heard enough from that pond scum

Now I don’t know
I don’t know
I don’t know where Sarah P. will go
When the volcano blow

One more now, I don’t know
(she don’t know)
I don’t know (she don’t know mon)
I don’t know where Sarah P. will go
When the volcano blow

She might want to land
In Rapid City
Might want to land
In Buffalo (ho ho ho)
Don’t want to land on no
Three mile Island
Don’t want to see her skin aglow (no no no)

Might want to land in
Indianapolis
Or in Nashville, Tennessee (ho ho ho)
Don’t want to land in
Massachusetts
Or in Putin’s territory (no no no)

Might want to land
In San Diego
Might want to land
In Miami (ho ho ho)
But the place that she wants so dearly
Is Ol’ Washington DC

I don’t know
I don’t know
I don’t know where Sarah P. will go
When the volcano blow

Just one more, I don’t know
(she don’t know)
I don’t know
(she don’t know, man)
I don’t know where Sarah gonna go
When Mt. Redoubt blow!

Going, Going, Gone

A more appropriate Republican symbol

A more appropriate Republican symbol

When one considers that the Democrats inhabit the White House and have nearly insurmountable majorities in both Houses of Congress, not to mention a crazily lopsided advantage in nationwide voter registrations, it appears that the future of the G.O.P. is dim at best. Also too (gratuitous Sarah Palin reference intended), the defection of longtime loyal Republican Senator Arlen Specter (no relation to music producer and convicted murderer, Phil Spector) to the Democratic Party indicates that some of the former rats are fleeing the ship. Are Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine far behind? Let’s hope not.

The Republicans seem to have exacerbated the problem this week (Oh, and by the way, for you Republican readers, exacerbated means, to make more violent, bitter or severe). In reaction to Barack Obama’s nomination of Sonia Sotomayor as Supreme Court Justice, some of the more vile and outspoken reich-wing leaders and pundits have reared their ugly heads and will, most likely, drive even more people away from the G.O.P.

For instance, comedian Rush Limabaugh, who once told an African American caller to his show to, “Take that bone out of your nose and call me” has now called Sotomayor a, “reverse racist.” Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House, who once referred to bilingual education communities as, “living in a ghetto”, has now called Sotomayor a “racist woman.” And former Congressman Tom Tancredo who called the largely hispanic City of Miami, “a third world country”, now claims that Sotomayor, “appears to be a racist.” Wow, talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Do the Republicans realize they need to increase both their female and Hispanic membership to even have a slight chance of competing against Democrats in upcoming elections? If so, why do they choose to further alienate both groups by means of such a hypocritical attack on Sotomayor, who is both female and Hispanic?

At this rate the Republican Party will become as extinct as the dinosaurs of which they cannot seem to agree ever existed in the first place (and isn’t that the best dose of irony you’ve ever seen?). With this in mind, doesn’t it seem appropriate for the G.O.P. to trade-in their elephant mascot for the more fitting  and coincidentally, extinct unicorn?

And, could there be a more appropriate song parody than The Irish Rovers’ The Unicorn Song?

The Unicorn Song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch4N4KB3XaI&feature=related

THE REPUBLICAN SONG

(sung to the Irish Rovers song “The Unicorn Song”)

A long time ago when the States were new
There were lots of political parties so let’s name a few
They bickered and they fought in this land that was free
But always the sore loser was the G.O.P.

There were Whigs and Tories, Greenbacks, also too
The Progressive Party of 1 – 9 – 1 – 2
Democrats and don’t forget the Labor Party
Yet the sorriest of all was the G.O.P.

The Lord seen some sinnin’ from some of his men
So he grouped ‘em all together in a single pen
He said, “I need a name for you barbarians”
“You’ll be Republicans”
And behave like those…

Whigs and Tories, Greenbacks also too
The Progressive Party of 1 – 9 – 1 – 2
Democrats and don’t forget the Labor Party
The sorriest bunch was still the G.O.P.

Wise Abe Lincoln was there to answer the call
He set free all those slaves so there’d be freedom for all
Teddy Roosevelt did his duty too
These were good deeds well overdue
Just like…

Whigs and Tories, Greenbacks also too
The Progressive Party of 1 – 9 – 1 – 2
Democrats and don’t forget the Labor Party
It looked like there was hope for the G.O.P.

Then came the late 20th century
Them Republicans were up to their old tricks again
Dick Nixon and Watergate led to defeat
Oh, that crooked G.O.P.

There were Whigs and Tories, Greenbacks, also too
The Progressive Party of 1 – 9 – 1 – 2
Then came Ford and Reagan and George Bushes one and two
And reduced the G.O.P. to an old worn shoe

The voters started movin’ to the other side
And with them the hopes of all Republicans died
The Democrats came down and wooed Arlen Specter away
That’s how the Republican Party died and floated away

You’ll see Independents and Democrats too
Green Party members from states both Red and Blue
Libertarians and members of the A.I.P.
We’ll never hear no more from the G.O.P.

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