Daily Archives: December 31, 2009

2009: For Sarah Palin, It Was A Very Bad Year

For the former ex-quitting governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, it was a very bad year. Let’s take a look at some of Caribou Barbie’s lowlights from the last twelve months:

1.)  In January and February of 2009 Sarah Palin began vocally blaming John McCain’s staff for her poor showing in televised interviews during the duo’s embarrassingly failed presidential campaign. As if the staff could have predicted that Palin would be unable to name a single book or periodical that she regularly reads;

2.)  She got into a tit-for-tat tabloid worthy feud with her grandson’s teenaged father almost immediately after Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin ended their relationship;

3.)  She got into a tit-for-tat tabloid worthy feud with television comedian David Letterman over jokes that he made about Palin and her family;

4.)  On July 3rd she abruptly and unexpectedly quit her job as governor of Alaska and in her incoherent and rambling resignation speech, she managed to disparage quitters. Remember when she said, “It would be apathetic to just sort of hunker down and go with the flow. We’re fishermen and we know that only dead fish go with the flow. And though it may be tempting and more comfortable to just kind of keep your head down and plod along and appease those that are just sort of demanding, hey just “sit down and shut up” that’s a worthless easy task out. That’s a quitter’s way out.”?  So let’s get this straight, if someone tells you to “sit down and shut up” and then you quit your job, that is “a quitter’s way out”, but if you simply unexpectedly quit the job of governor without warning or explanation, that is not “a quitters way out”? Ok then;

5.)  Later in the summer, Palin announced that she would write a memoir but that she would not be the author. It would be ghostwritten. What a means of demonstrating that linguistic acumen that she cultivated over 6 years at 5 different less than Ivy League colleges;

6.)  Did we mention “death panels” yet?

7.)  Palin’s much publicized cross-country, blue-collar bus tour of village-like hamlets to promote her book was exposed as a fraud when it was discovered that she was actually traveling on a private luxury jet at the cost of $ 4,000.00 per hour;

8.)  Her book, Going Rogue was critically panned as the result of a slew of factual inaccuracies. Members of the McCain staff called it, “a pack of lies” and “a work of fiction”. Consequently, the book’s publisher felt compelled to admit that it did not subject the tome to any fact checking. Strangest of all however, was Palin’s description therein of two threatened gang rapes of her daughters which compelled “Mama Bear” to take her children out of school, but which she never reported to school or law enforcement authorities;

9.)  She broke from the Republican Party and endorsed a third party candidate in the election for New York’s 23rd Congressional District seat. The Republican vote was thereby divided and a Democratic Party candidate won the seat for the first time since the Civil War;

10.) And finally, her “death panels” remark was deemed the “Biggest Lie of 2009″ by PolitiFact.com.

Wow, will Sarah Palin ever be able to top herself in 2010?

SPECIAL MESSAGE

Before we send you along to today’s song parody, Lynnrockets’ Blast-Off would like to thank all of you Rocketeers for stopping by the blog this year. Your comments and suggestions have not only been helpful in supplying subject matter for the songs, but they have also provided the incentive to carry on with this time consuming blogging experiment which started on May 13, 2009. We owe a special debt of gratitude to the folks over at The Mudflats (themudflats.net) because they not only initially suggested that we start this blog, but they also helped this technology challenged novice to get it up and running. Once again, thanks to all of you and we hope that you and your families and friends have a happy and healthy new year.

Now let’s get back to the fun!!!

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.

It Was A Very Good Year song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYIvwnbbZXU

IT WAS A VERY BAD YEAR

(sung to the Chad and Jeremy version of the song “It Was A Very Good Year”)

When she was seventeen
It was a very good year
It was a very good year for this small town girl
That was not too bright
With pageant queen height
A sight to be seen
When she was seventeen

When she was twenty-four
It was a not so good year
It was a not so good year for this pretty girl
She was now a pair
In maternity wear
No wedding décor
When she was twenty-four

When she was forty-five
It was a hell of a year
It was a hell of a year for this rejected girl
Who made so many scenes
And had a pregnant teen
Her future hope died
When she was forty-five

But now her days are short
Cuz it has been a very bad year
And now Sarah Palin’s life is one big whine
She’s hit the dregs
Been knocked down a few pegs
She’s the target of jeer
She’s had a very bad year.

Wednesday Night Music Byte

Oh, what the heck let’s have another one from Boston’s Dropkick Murphy’s.

In honor of the Boston Bruins’ historic Winter Classic hockey game to be played outdoors at Fenway Park at 1:00 pm EST on New Year’s Day, we thought it would be appropriate to feature a Boston band that are also Bruins (and Red Sox) fans.

Dropkick Murphys are an American Celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts. First playing together in the basement of a friend’s barbershop, they blended traditional folk rock and punk rock known as Celtic punk. Their influences include Stiff Little Fingers, The Pogues, The Clash, Thin Lizzy, The Dubliners, Hot Water Music, and the Swingin’ Utters.

Tonight’s video clip is the Dropkick Murphys playing their song “The State Of Massachusetts” on the David Letterman show. We have provided the lyrics because we understand how difficult it can be for some of you to understand a Boston/Irish accent while screamed in traditional punk rock fashion. Please enjoy.

THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS

she had excuses and she chose to use them
she was the victim of unspeakable abuses
her husband was violent, malicious and distant
her kids now belong to the state of Massachusetts!

they’ve been taken away!
they’ve been taken away!

[chorus:]
Billy was the bright one
tommy’s off his head
mother loved them both the same,at least thats what she said
i don’t predict the future, i don’t care about the past
send them both to DSS, now you had your chance
the posion took your babies
the judges took your rights
you can have your children or the night!
I supposed youve been a victim
though i suspect you may have lied
have you lost all ambition why don’t you give this thing a try
if you can’t and you fail won’t be the only loser
these kid don’t stand a chance with you in their future!

they’ve been taken away!
they’ve been taken away!

[chorus x2]

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