HAPPY PATRIOTS’ DAY

Patriots’ Day is a legal holiday observed in Massachusetts as a way to honor the NFL’s New England Patriots. What, that is not correct? What do you mean? That’s what Sarah Palin told me last week on the Boston Common. Oh, I see…

Actually, Patriots’ Day is a civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. It is observed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and state of Maine (once part of Massachusetts), and is a public school observance day in Wisconsin. Observances and re-enactments of these first battles of the American Revolution occur annually at Lexington Green in Lexington, Massachusetts, (around 6am) and The Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts (around 9am). In the morning, a mounted reenactor with State Police escort retraces Paul Revere’s ride, calling out warnings the whole way.

Since 1969, the holiday has been observed on the third Monday in April, providing a three-day long weekend. Previously, it had been designated as April 19 in observance of the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. It is also a school holiday for the many local colleges and universities, both public and private.

The Boston Marathon is run on Patriots’ Day every year so many Bostonians know the holiday as “Marathon Monday”. Maine’s oldest road race, the Boys and Girls Clubs Patriots’ Day 5-Miler, is held in Portland.

The Boston Red Sox have traditionally been scheduled to play at home in Fenway Park on Patriots’ Day every year since 1959. They were postponed due to bad weather in 1959, 1961, 1965, 1967, and 1984 and did not play in 1995 during the players’ strike. Since 1968 the games have started early in the morning around 11:00 AM. The early start to these games usually resulted in the game ending just as the marathon is heading through Kenmore Square. However, since 2007 the marathon has started between 9:30 AM and 10:00 AM, resulting in the racers going through Kenmore towards the middle of the Red Sox game.

In honor of Patriots’ Day, Lynnrockets is taking a holiday today. In the meantime, please enjoy this Sarah Palin song parody.

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

I Left My Heart In San Francisco song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryF9p-nqsWw

I LEFT MY HEART IN OLD WASILLA

(sung to the Tony Bennett song “I Left My Heart In San Francisco”)

The loneliness of Juneau seems somehow sadly grey
The glory that was D.C. is of another day
I’m terribly alone and forgotten in Manhattan
I’m longing for my favorite city in A-K

I left my heart back in Wasilla
Convenience stores
and strip malls too
It’s where methamphetamines
are the drug of choice of the teens
You can hunt wolves from in the air,
I bagged a pair

My love waits there in old Wasilla
Todd the First Dude
and snow-machine
When I come home to you,
old Wasilla
Will you accept me
as your queen?

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Posted on April 19, 2010, in Songs and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. I learned about 10 new thing today on this single post. (I goofed around too much the first time I had US history to remember much.) Have fun, lynnrockets and other people in MA.

  2. No rest for the wicked

    The grifter might have left her heart in old Wasilla, but she ain’t leaving any money on the table!

    • People may be catching on, finally, to her since the release of her prima dona over-priced “speaking” (screeching) contract. May she be caught for faking a pregnancy next. I’ve been impatiently waiting since the end of August 2008.

      • Catching on?

        Charging the AK Gov per diems to hang around the house?
        Having to return $10,000 for her family’s travel expenses?
        Charging RNC more than $150,000 for hooker boots?
        Charging her PAC for her book tour expenses?
        Setting up a legal expense fund so that she can keep any “left over” money for herself?
        Setting up her daughter as a legal consultant?

        http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/04/only_dead_fish_in_handling_finances_palin_appears.php?ref=fpblt

      • My dear BigPete:

        I have known since 8/29/08 that she is a lying fraud since I first heard the story of her Wild Ride to give “birth” to the DS kid named Trig.

        However, now that the CA Attorney General, who is running for Gov, is involved, I’m hopeful that this will get more MSM attention instead of the fawning coverage to date.

        Needs more Poll Slide!

        (If I can find the side by side photos of her 10 days before the supposed “birth,” I’ll post it here. It’s positively ridiculous that anyone would believe she gave birth to her DS prop, after seeing this.)

      • Here’s the best comparison, with the Grifter Granny, 10 days before “giving birth” after flying from Dallas, where she gave a speech while—cough, cough—leaking amniotic fluid, to Anchorage, then driving to Wasilla.

        Anyone who buys that story, I’ve got some swamp land in Florida for you. Needs more Poll Slide!

      • How could I have forgotten to paste the link? Here it is, Not-Pregnant Palin…

        http://threebrain.blogspot.com/2010/04/happy-birthday-trig.html

  3. Another home-run Lynn. Love the little songs you do – very creative. Keep on truckin’ & doing excellent work! Palin certainly is a wealth of material to keep you going strong!

  4. I miss this holiday… AND….I miss The Boston Patriots. I couldn’t believe it when they changed to New England.

    • Yea, I liked the old Boston Patriots better also. I also like Pat Patriot better than the new Flying Elvis logo.

      • The new Patriots logo looks like something that was commissioned by the US Post Office. (There was nothing wrong with the red unis).

        Speaking of new looks…..if this is “our” new look, it’s pretty nice!

  5. You inspired the new look, BP. You might remember that some time ago you mentioned that the “comment” link was difficult to find. There was no way I could highlight it with the old blog theme. Hence we will try out a few new ones in the next few days.

  6. As long as we don’t get the “Margaret and Helen” layout.

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