Daily Archives: December 28, 2009
Simple Minds are a rock band from Scotland, who had their greatest worldwide popularity from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. The band, from the south side of Glasgow, produced a handful of critically acclaimed albums in the early 1980s, and later went on to produce some politically inspired and critically praised work.
Simple Minds have secured a string of successful hit singles, the best known being their number 1 worldwide hit single “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”, from the soundtrack of the John Hughes movie The Breakfast Club and number 3 worldwide hit single “Alive and Kicking”.
Founding members Jim Kerr (vocals) and Charlie Burchill (guitar, keyboards), along with drummer Mel Gaynor, are the core of the band, which currently features Andy Gillespie on keyboards and Eddie Duffy on bass guitar.
The band have sold more than 40 millions albums worldwide since 1979.
Please enjoy “Alive And Kicking”.
Today’s edition of “Stupid Things Said By Republican Politicians” features Michigan Congressman Pete Hoekstra. You remember this liar don’t you? He’s the guy that ran for office in 1992 and promised to serve no more than six terms (12 years) in the House, and not to accept any money from political action committees. Well, in 2004, Hoekstra broke his term limits pledge by announcing that he would run for a seventh term and in 2006, he accepted over $160,000 in Policial Action Contributions. Obviously, this is a guy who’s word can be trusted.
Yesterday, Hoekstra appeared on Fox News‘ Chris Wallace Sunday and boy did he have some salient remarks. He said that it is “fair” to hold the Obama administration responsible for the recent attempted Northwest Airlines terrorist attack. Here are the remarks:
Wallace – “You were quoted in the Detroit Free Press this morning as saying that, you know, the key is to connect the dots and maybe the Obama administration will now realize that. Is it really fair to hold the Obama administration responsible here?”
Hoekstra – “Yeah, I think it really is. Connecting the dots here is not really on this particular case. It’s connecting the dots that we’ve seen over the last 11 months, over the last eight years.”
Really, Pete? Just wondering, but did you hold the Bush administration responsible for failing to connect the dots between the August 2001 written daily intelligence report to Bush which warned that al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden were preparing to attack the U.S. possibly by hijacking planes and the actual 9/11 attacks? Pete, you must remember when White house spokesman Ari Fleisher said,
There was . . . an awareness by the government, including the president, of Osama bin Laden and the threat he posed in the United States and around the world, That included long-standing speculation about hijacking…
Gee, those sure look like some dots that could have been connected, don’t they Pete? Were you so forthright in pointing that out in 2001 after the attacks? No? Why are we not surprised, Mr. No PAC Money Term Limits?
In other news, the Green Bay Packers clinched a wildcard playoff berth with their win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Go Packers! Also, don’t forget to tune-in to the N.H.L.’s Winter Classic at 1:00pm EST on New Year’s Day. This season the outdoor game will be played at Boston’s historic Fenway Park and will feature the Boston Bruins playing the Philadelphia Flyers. Here we go, Bruins, Here we go!
Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along to today’s song parody.
A Day In The Life song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7fKh3Vbj8&feature=related
A DAY IN THE LIFE (OF THE G.O.P.)
(sung to the Beatles song “A Day In The Life”)
I read the news today oh, boy
About a senator who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well, I just had to laugh
Is there a photograph?
John Ensign’s tryst will leave a scar
A “family values” guy who’s values changed
His dirty laundry will be aired
We’ve seen his kind before
In hypocrisy the G.O.P. wins all of the awards
I watched the news today oh, boy
Seems David Vitter spent time with a whore
It was a girl so he’s not gay
But here’s the funny hook
It’s all in her book
He’d love to make her gone
Horned up and out of bed
Larry Craig needed some head
Went to the airport to find a pup
Things looking up, he thought he found some bait
Found a leg to give a pat
Caught a bust in seconds flat
Gave a poor excuse when the news broke
Just another joke in the dirty G.O.P.
Ah, ah,ah, ah, ah, ah ,ah ……….
I read the news today oh, boy
The Sunshine State’s Mark Foley is a queer
These guys spew hate but have no balls
The party’s sure to fall
Hypocritical A-holes heading straight into a wall
They’d love to turn you on