Monthly Archives: May 2010

Monday Night Music Byte

Lou Miami & The Kozmetix

Lou Miami (1956–1995) was a punk musician based in Boston. His group, The Kozmetix, was popular on the local scene and released two EPs. He combined a rough punk sound with a glam-influenced choice of clothing.

As was typical for many punk bands at the time, the Kozmetix regularly played at The Rathskeller (the Rat), the Channel, Jonathan Swifts, Cantones, and Spit as well as NYC haunts such as the Peppermint Lounge and the old Living Room in Providence RI.

Lou Miami and the Kozmetix also regularly played the Inn-Square Men’s Bar in Inman Square, Cambridge. Many Harvard Law students of that era proved to be among Lou’s biggest fans.

On The Kozmetix, Miami was the lead singer, Jack Rootoo played lead guitar, H.P. (aka Helen Privett) bass, Dolores Paradise organ, and Laural Blanchard drums.

During the band’s touring years of 1979–1981 the Kozmetix lineup was Lou Miami on vocals, Jack Rootoo guitar, Bill Norcott on bass and Melody Chisholm on drums. Bill and Melody came to the Kozmetix from their previous band Phobia. This lineup had a regular Monday night gig at Cantones for two years as well as appearing at numerous clubs in the Boston area. The group was managed by Joan Martin.

In a clever bit of marketing, their first 45 — with “Fascist Lover” on the A side and “To Sir with Love” on the B — was sold in a white plastic cosmetics bag that mimicked a Lord & Taylor shopping bag. It contained the memorable line “A fascist lover that made my mother and then my mother made me!” Their LP Lou Miami & The Kozmetix was produced by Ann Prim and Karen Kirby both from the Boston band November Group.

Lou Miami died in Los Angeles in August 1995. Jack Rootoo (aka Richard “Rick” Galivan) died in Massachusetts on June 13, 2008.

Please enjoy these two video clips of Lou Miami and the Kozmetix. The first is “Fascist Lover” from 1982 at The Channel in Boston. The second is a cover of “To Sir With Love” from 1981 at the Channel.

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Sarah “Drill Baby, Drill” Palin Says Obama In Bed With Big Oil

Sarah Palin is as delusional as her Fox News compatriot, Glenn Beck. This weekend Ms. Drill Baby, Drill actually claimed that the Obama administration is unlikely to come down hard on BP for its massive oil spill because…wait…wait…wait…“the oil companies … have so supported President Obama in his campaign.” The former ex-quitting Governor of Alaska is clearly out of her mind. It is the Republicans who are in bed with big oil. Was it not former dim-witted Presidents Bush and Bush that were actually in the oil business? Did Palin fail to remember that former Vice President and Face Shooter In Chief, Dick Cheney was the Chairman and CEO of Halliburton, which is the world’s second largest oilfield services corporation, and major culprit in this Gulf disaster?

Indeed, the Wall Street Journal exposed Palin’s lie by reporting, “According to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, Republicans receive far more campaign money from the oil and gas industry than do Democrats. So far in 2010, the oil and gas industries have contributed $12.8 million to all candidates, with 71% of that money going to Republicans. During the 2008 election cycle, 77% of the industry’s $35.6 million in contributions went to Republicans, and in the 2008 presidential contest, Republican candidate Sen. John McCain received more than twice as much money from the oil and gas industries as Obama: McCain collected $2.4 million; Obama, $898,000.”

Perhaps Obama administration Press Secretary Robert Gibbs put it best by responding. “Sarah Palin was involved in that election, but I don’t think, apparently, was paying a whole lot of attention. I’m almost sure that the oil companies don’t consider the Obama administration a huge ally – we proposed a windfall profits tax when they jacked their oil prices up to charge for gasoline.”

It becomes clearer by the day that Sarah Palin the author of 2009’s “Lie of the Year” (death panels) and the truth are not on speaking terms.

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

Space Oddity link: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7823024126190739294

SPACE ODDITY

(sung to the David Bowie song “Space Oddity”)

Ground control to Sarah P.
Ground control to Sarah P.
You’re a space-shot and on that we can agree

Ground control to Bristol P.
Don’t blindly follow your mommy
Blind adherence to the right will just hurt you

Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five
Four, three, two, one, liftoff

This is ground control to Palin girls
You’re both somewhere in space
But the world wants you to practice what you preach
Soon you both will learn that life is a real “beach”

This is Sarah P. to ground control
I’ll do just what I please
I don’t give a damn just what Alaskan’s say
I’ll be ditching them for Washington someday

For here
Am I acting like a moonshot
So, “Thanks But No Thanks’
I do not need you
Because I’m the “Caribou”

(musical interlude)

I guide my spaceship with both winks and smiles
It’s really such a thrill
I’m oblivious to everybody’s jeers
Due to the empty space between my ears

Ground control to Sarah P.
You’ve gone brain dead
You’re so scary
Can you hear me, Sarah P.?
Can you hear me, Sarah P.?
Can you hear me, Sarah P.?
Can you….

Here is she floating like a moonshot
Unelectable
She has beehive hair
But she hasn’t got a prayer

(musical fade)

Monday Morning Coffee (or Tea) – 38

Just a few noteworthy news satellites that have been careening around the blogosphere this week…

BREAKING NEWS: This week’s edition of “Did Somebody Actually Vote For This Guy?” features Tea-Bagger favorite Rand Paul who won the Kentucky Republican Senate primary election last Tuesday. After his victory, not only did we learn that he is a racist that would like it to be legal for private businesses to discriminate, but then he defended BP and called President Obama “un-American” for his tough stance against the oil spill culprit. Let’s get this straight, it is un-American to hold a British foreign corporation liable for causing potentially the most devastating environmental disaster in US history and then trying to shift the blame elsewhere? Heck, then it must have been really, really, really un-American for the founding fathers to declare war on those same British merely for taxing our tea bags!

THIS JUST IN: This week’s edition of “Don’t let The Facts Get In The Way of A Good Story” features the “Turd Blossom” himself. Karl Rove, former President George Bush’s top adviser, while hawking his new book this week, declared that Bush “never allowed” staffers to call their opposition “disparaging labels,” or “question their motives“. His words…

President Bush, for example, never allowed a White House staffer or administration spokesman to go out and do what this administration and our predecessor routinely did — that is to engage in calling the leaders of the opposition party disparaging labels and question their motives.

Oh really Karl? How about in your 2007 speech when you directly challenged the “motives” of your political opponents when you implied that Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) intentionally used rhetoric that would endanger American soldiers? You said,

Let me just put this in fairly simple terms: Al Jazeera now broadcasts the words of Senator Durbin to the mideast, certainly putting our troops in greater danger. No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals.

Or how about when you questioned the patriotism of candidate Barack Obama for not wearing a flag pin when neither were you? Rove, you are a putz!

BREAKING NEWS: The good news of the week is that the Gulf Oil spill may be only 19 times greater than what BP originally told us.

THIS JUST IN: When moonbat crazy Republican Senator Michele Bachmann of Minnesota says, “No New Taxes” she means it. It was revealed this week that Bachmann “The Birther” has neglected to pay the property taxes owed on her million dollar home.

BREAKING NEWS: This week’s edition of “Your MySpace Page Said What?” features former Rand Paul campaign spokesperson Chris Hightower who’s MySpace page in 2008 said “Happy Nig_ _ r Day!!!” and featured a photo of a hanging man. Don’t believe me?

‘Nuff said about Rand Paul and friends.

THIS JUST IN: This week’s edition of “Meet The Press” features Tea-Party darling and Republican nominee for Kentucky’s US Senate seat, Rand Paul. Oops, wait a second…what’s that? Rand Paul has just canceled his scheduled appearance on Meet The Press this morning? Why would he do that? Isn’t this the honeymoon period after his election victory on Tuesday?

BREAKING NEWS: This week’s edition of “Oops, I Did It Again” features Indiana’s conservative Congressman Mark Souder who resigned this week after it was revealed that he has been carrying on an extramarital affair with a staff member. We thought that type of behavior was mandatory to be a member of the Republican Party. Let’s look at our ever growing list of philandering Republicans:

Ronald Reagan, Newt Gingrich, John McCain, David Vitter, Mark Foley, Larry Craig, Rudolph Giuliani, Ted Haggard, Bob Allen, Glenn Murphy, Jr., John Ensign, Sarah Palin (maybe), Mark Sanford, Paul Stanley, Mike Duvall and now…Mark Souder.

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 Addams Family television theme  song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVRX_5tGOlo&feature=related

THE HORNY G.O.P.

(sung to the television theme song “The Addams Family”)

They’re creepy and they’re horny
Their dialect is corny
Morality is phony
The shady G.O.P.

If you’re in a museum
It’s real easy to see ‘em
With pants down to their knees’m
The dodgy G.O.P.

(Cheat)
(Beat)
(Their meat)

They always get their ball on
And that’s the sword they fall on
Another gal to crawl on
The horny G.O.P.


Sarah Palin, The Idiot Idahoan Endorses Vaughn Ward, The Idiot Idahoan

Sarah Palin and Vaugn Ward

You might recall that Sarah Palin was born in Idaho and eventually graduated from the University of Idaho. That makes sense inasmuch as the former ex-quitting Governor of Alaska is as dumb as a potato. We all still chuckle at the fact that the “Queen of Quit” was incapable of naming a newspaper that she reads; naming a Supreme Court decision other than Roe v. Wade; and realizing that Africa is a continent. Well, the brain-dead spud was back in Idaho Friday where she aligned herself with yet another geographically challenged imbecile.

Palin has endorsed Republican Vaughn Ward for Idaho’s 1st District Congressional seat currently held by Democrat Walt Minnick. Palin and Ward are a match made in heaven because they are both stupid. During a Wednesday night debate with his primary opponent, Raul Labrador, Ward made a Palinesque sized embarrassing flub. The Washington Post reports that, “The candidates got a question on whether they supported statehood for Puerto Rico. Labrador, who is from Puerto Rico, said he didn’t. And then Ward unleashed this:

The problem with extending statehood to some, to any other country, is that then, the infrastructure requirements — everything that we have under our laws, regulations, then applies to them. The infrastructure needs, I have read, cost an enormous amount of money. It is not time to grow the United States. Not today, not tomorrow. I don’t see a time when we would. We’re 50 states, I want to see us stay at that. When you can show me we’ve balanced the budget, we’ve got things under control, we’ve got immigration under control, we’ve got jobs in America, we can start maybe then looking. But I don’t see that happening in my lifetime. Let’s focus on America first. Let’s focus on what’s important here. And it’s about putting Americans back to work. It’s about putting this country right again. And I don’t see that — I don’t care what state it is, or what country that wants to become part of America. It’s not time, it’s not going to be time. Let’s focus on us, first.

Labrador then said, “I just need to correct. Puerto Rico’s not a country. Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States. It’s about time that we take some civics lesson and we learned what Puerto Rico is.”

Vaughn Ward’s brilliant response? “I really don’t care what it is. It doesn’t matter.”

Let’s go to the video…


Just like Sarah Palin, this guy simply will not let facts get in the way. Remember Palin’s “death panels”? They were proven to be a lie and yet she still harps on about their fictitious existence. Her endorsement of Vaugn Ward could be the inspiration for a seqal to the film Dumb and Dumber!

And that brings us to today’s parody. 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 the parody.

Simon Says song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTBpafu_DE8&feature=PlayList&p=C7BA3DA90EF5F781&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=6

SIMPLE SARAH SAYS

(sung to the 1910 Fruitgum Company song “Simon Says”)

She likes to play a game,
That is so much fun,
And it’s something even she can do,
The name of the game is “Simple Sarah Says”,
And she would like for you to play it too

Put style gel in your hair,
Simple Sarah says,
Lipstick on your mouth,
Simple Sarah says,
Do it when Palin says,
Simple Sarah says,
And they will vote you right out

Simple Sarah says,
Put glasses on your head,
Don some pants that stretch,
Sarah says,

Simple Sarah says,
Get Bristol out of bed,
That Levi is stiff,
Sarah says,

A beehive on your head,
Simple Sarah says,
The First Dude by your side,
Simple Sarah says,
Hate speech for the left,
Simple Sarah says,
Kind words for the right

(musical interlude)

F-me pumps that are red,
Simple Sarah says,
A gun strapped to your side,
Simple Sarah says,
Diversity left,
Simple Sarah says,
Only whites on the right

Now that we have learned,
To play this game with she,
Sarah Palin has something to do,
Let’s try it once again,
We’ll mimic Sarah P.,
But let’s do it while we’re drinking too

Go kill a polar bear,
Simple Sarah says,
Give your shoes a shine,
Simple Sarah says,
Dress yourself like a whore,
Simple Sarah says,
Ah, you’re looking fine,
Simple Sarah says,
Now, interview if you dare,
Simple Sarah says,
Mingle with the slime,
Simple Sarah says,
Get your ass out the door,
Simple Sarah says,
Make it double time

Arizona Gets Becked By Boycotters

Just as Glenn Beck’s racist comments resulted in a massive advertiser boycott of his Fox News program to the extent that the show has virtually no sponsors, The State of Arizona is now facing a boycott of its own. In addition to the five pending lawsuits against the state’s recently enacted racial profiling law which may, on their own, prevent the law from ever being utilized, many municipalities have officially enacted boycotts against Arizona. This ever growing list of cities has each passed ordinances which prohibit city employees from traveling to Arizona and the municipalities have also prohibited any city contracts with Arizona businesses. Here is the list of boycotting cities to date:

-Seattle, Washington
-El Paso, Texas
-Austin, Texas
-Boston, Massachusetts
-St. Paul, Minnesota
-Boulder, Colorado
-San Diego, California
-West Hollywood, California
-San Francisco, California
-Los Angeles, California
-Oakland, California

Keep up the good work, fair cities!

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.

Arizona song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhdiSqt6sXE

ARIZONA

(sung to the Mark Lindsay song “Arizona”)

I sure do long for San Francisco
This Arizona day
They just pulled over ol’ Pedro and Cisco
Racism has its way
Police don’t believe in brotherhood or neighborhood
If your skin is brown, you’re prey
And Jan Brewer we all laugh at her
As she initiates the neo-Nazi ways

Arizona – take off your racist shades
Arizona – have another look at the world
My, my
Arizona – don’t follow John McCain
Arizona – hey, put down that Kool-Aid

Mmmm try as you might, you’ll never solve your problems by deporting a child
Coat them in red paint as you place them in shackled restraints
Arizona – you’ve made the evening news
Arizona – You’ll have pure white highways

Lock them both up, Pedro and Cisco
Make them sit there and wait
As the wheels of justice turn so slow
Just stare at them with hate
And you can tell them that brotherhood and neighborhood
Is the Arizonan way
But you and they know it’s an untrue fable
To justify locking them away

Arizona – now you resemble Hades
Arizona – you’ll soon be cut off from the world
My, my
Arizona – don’t follow John McCain
Arizona – wake up and use your brain

Hey, Arizona – discard your racist views
Arizona – you’ll soon be cut off from the world
My, my
Arizona – next will it be the Jews?
Arizona – wake up and use your brain

Come on, hey, Arizona – cast off your racist ways.

Friday Night Music Byte

The Talking Heads

Allmusic tells us, at the start of their career, Talking Heads were all nervous energy, detached emotion, and subdued minimalism. When they released their last album about 12 years later, the band had recorded everything from art-funk to polyrhythmic worldbeat explorations and simple, melodic guitar pop. Between their first album in 1977 and their last in 1988, Talking Heads became one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the ’80s, while managing to earn several pop hits. While some of their music can seem too self-consciously experimental, clever, and intellectual for its own good, at their best Talking Heads represent everything good about art-school punks.

And they were literally art-school punks. Guitarist/vocalist David Byrne, drummer Chris Frantz, and bassist Tina Weymouth met at the Rhode Island School of Design in the early ’70s; they decided to move to New York in 1974 to concentrate on making music. The next year, the band won a spot opening for the Ramones at the seminal New York punk club CBGB. In 1976, keyboardist Jerry Harrison, a former member of Jonathan Richman’s Modern Lovers (who, by the way, were featured on a Lynnrockets’ Blast-Off Music Byte a few weeks ago), was added to the lineup. By 1977, the band had signed to Sire Records and released its first album, Talking Heads: 77. It received a considerable amount of acclaim for its stripped-down rock & roll, particularly Byrne’s geeky, overly intellectual lyrics and uncomfortable, jerky vocals.

Talking Heads embarked on an extensive tour in 1984, which would turn out to be their last; it’s captured on the Jonathan Demme-directed concert film Stop Making Sense. This video clip of Life During Wartime is from that movie. Take note that the band’s dance-like performing seems to be as impressive as the music. The band is now dissolved and frontman, David Byrne has vowed to never reunite with his former bandmates.

Please enjoy this video clip of the Talking Heads performing their haunting song “Heaven” from the Stop Making Sense film.

Scott Brown Shuts The G.O.P. Down … Again

Remember back in January when Republicans and Tea-Baggers were giddy over the election of Scott Brown to Ted Kennedy’s Massachusetts Senate seat? Well something funny happened on the way to the 2012 Republican nomination for President. Scott Brown has demonstrated that he is not the dependable conservative rubber stamp that the G.O.P. and Tea Party thought they had elected. First, he never had the opportunity to cast his promised 41st vote against Health Care Reform legislation. In fact, his first Senate vote was in favor of a Democratic Party jobs bill that was bitterly opposed by Republicans. On Thursday, the clothing challenged Scott Brown broke from the Republicans once again and voted in favor of cloture on the Democratic Party’s Financial Reform bill which stymied the G.O.P.’s filibuster efforts and virtually assured the bill’s passage into law. Brown’s was the decisive 60th vote. A huge victory for the Democrats and another betrayal of the Republicans. As George W. Bush would say, “Brownie…you’re doing a heck of a job!”

Scott Brown is now certain to be summoned to Mitch McConnell’s office for some corporal punishment. But who will deliver the blows? Larry “Men’s Room” Craig? David “Diapers” Vitter? Michele “Birther” Bachmann? Don’t worry, we will know soon enough. Photos are sure to leak!

What will Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Ann “The Man” Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Bill O’Reilly and all those moonbat crazy Tea-Baggers have to say about their once and future favorite nudist now? Is there anything more beautiful than watching conservatives eat their own? Stay tuned. The fireworks will begin long before Independence day this year.

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.

Charlie Brown song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UnPzp2lmNk

SCOTTIE BROWN

(sung to the Coasters song “Charlie Brown”)

Fe-fe, fi-fi, fo-fo, fum
He’s the senator that will bare his bum

Scottie Brown, Scottie Brown
He’s a clown, that nude Scott Brown
He likes to bare his bod
In those magazines
(That’s why everybody’s always pickin’ on me)

That’s him on his knees
I know that’s him
Yeah, from 7 come 11
Down in the Senate gym

Scottie Brown, Scottie Brown
He’s a clown, that nude Scott Brown
Craig thinks that he’s hot
He hopes to steal a peek
(Why’s Lynnrockets always pickin’ on me)

Who’s always nude at the roll call?
Who’s lurking in the men’s room stalls?
Who’s sporting his bat and balls?
Guess who? (who me?) yeah, you!

Who walks through the Senate dumb and slow?
Who calls Mitch McConnell, Daddy-O?

Scottie Brown, Scottie Brown
He’s going down, next time around
His votes can be bought
Just you wait and see
(Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me)

(musical interlude)

He is in the Party that says “No”
With his private parts swinging to and fro

Scottie Brown, Scottie Brown
He’s a clown, that nude Scott Brown
He’s showing a lot
His bum, his wee-wee
(Why’s Lynnrockets always pickin’ on me)

Constitutional Dead End For Health Law Opponents

Sunrise in Boston

This morning’s Boston Globe has a wonderful editorial authored by noted Harvard Law School professor Charles Fried. He utilizes the dictum and holdings of the recent 7 – 2 Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutional power of Congress to allow the indefinite detention of sexually dangerous child pornographers after the end of their federal sentences to illustrate just how far-fetched are the constitutional objections to the new health care legislation. Please enjoy.

Health care law’s enemies have no ally in Constitution

By Charles Fried

A RECENT 7-2 Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutional power of Congress to allow the indefinite detention of sexually dangerous child pornographers after the end of their federal sentences has the surprising effect of showing just how far-fetched are the constitutional objections to the new health care legislation.

One objection holds that the Constitution’s clauses giving Congress the power to regulate interstate commerce do not give Congress the power to impose a modest penalty (up to about $700) on people who could — but do not — buy health insurance.

To see why this is a bad argument, consider the steps by which the Court held that Congress has the power to keep sexually dangerous child pornographers in confinement: The Constitution explicitly gives Congress the power to regulate interstate commerce. And it has long been the law that Congress can forbid commerce in things that might be harmful. Those who traffic (or possess, in the case of child pornography) such things can be prosecuted and imprisoned.

The recent Supreme Court ruling, United States v. Comstock, added that the power to imprison implies an obligation to protect the public from dangerous people even after they had served their sentences. There can be no doubt that insurance, and particularly health insurance, is commerce with interstate effects that Congress may regulate.

For the health regulation to work, though, it is “necessary and proper’’ — the clause explicitly in play in Comstock — to nudge (with the $700 penalty) the young and healthy to enter the insurance pool, and not to wait until they are old and infirm. Insurance just won’t work if you could wait until your house is on fire to buy it. But, say the objectors, this is not penalizing someone for doing something harmful; it’s penalizing him for not doing something, and that’s somehow different.

It is not. Congress has the power to enact the regulatory scheme and to design it in a way that is “necessary and proper’’ to its good functioning, and that means sweeping in the unwilling. But even granting Congress’s power under the commerce and “necessary and proper’’ clauses, is it not an offense to constitutional liberty to impose the $700 penalty? Is the mandate not independently constitutionally “improper’’?

That objection would complain that such a mandate violates some constitutional liberty even if enacted by a state (as Massachusetts has done). Here again, Comstock is instructive. The convicted child pornographer claimed that he was deprived of his constitutional liberty by continued detention after he had served his sentence, but the Supreme Court had decided many years ago that Kansas could, with proper procedural safeguards, do just that. And if it violated no liberty for Kansas to do it, then neither did it violate any liberty for Congress to do it. (To read the rest of this terrific piece, please visit The Boston Globe here.)

Thursday Night Music Byte

James Montgomery of the James Montgomery Band

From his website we learn that in 1970, while attending Boston University, James Montgomery formed the James Montgomery Band. His inimitable (oh yeah, he majored in English) harmonica playing combined with his incredibly energetic live shows led to the band’s quick ascension on the New England music scene. Within two years, the James Montgomery band was among the hottest acts in Boston along with J. Geils and Aerosmith, and they were quickly signed to a multi-album deal with Capricorn Records.

Montgomery has toured with many major artists, including Aerosmith, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, the Allman Brothers, Steve Miller and others. He has jammed on stage with B.B.King, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Jr. Wells, James Cotton, Charlie Daniels, Bonnie Raitt, Greg Allman, Laverne Baker, Patti LaBelle, and Peter Wolf among others, including an impromptu session with Mick Jagger at New York’s “Trax”.

Over the years Montgomery’s band has been a springboard for many musicians. Members of his band have included Billy Squire, Wayne Kramer (MC-5), Jeff Golub (Rod Stewart), Jim McCarty (Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels), Nunzio Signore Bo Diddley), Jeff Pevar (Ray Charles Orchestra, Crosby, Stills & Nash), Bobby Chouinard (drummer with Ted Nugent, Squire and Robert Gordon), Jeff Levine (Joe Cocker), Aerosmith’s Tom Gambel, and many others.

Please enjoy these video clips of the James Montgomery Band. The first is a 1981 performance at Boston’s Music Expo. The second is a performance from 2008 at the Tupelo Music Hall with J. Geils of the J. Geils Band.

Educationally Challenged Sarah Palin Is Also A Political Ignoramus

“Ignoramus”: An utterly ignorant person: Dunce. Merriam-Webster seems to have included a word which defines Sarah Palin perfectly. The former ex-quitting Governor of Alaska provided a shining example of her ignorance once again on Wednesday night when she appeared as a guest on the Fox News comedy show known as Hannity. Newshounds informs us that Palin was invited on the show to discuss the primary races and the special election in Pennsylvania for the deceased John Murtha’s seat. Republican Tim Burns ran against Democrat Mark Critz in that election. But when Sean Hannity asked Palin about the contest, she seemed to think Burns was running against Senator Arlen Specter. Of course, Specter was in a primary race against fellow Democrat Joe Sestak (who won). Palin nevertheless predicted Burns would win. He lost decisively.

Sean Hannity said, “the race that I am most interested in tonight… and that is the Pennsylvania 12 race. And here you have John Murtha’s old seat, he held for all these years – two-to-one Democrat to Republican in the district. It’s literally neck and neck… If Burns pulls this off tonight, what would that say to you?”

Sarah Palin responded, “I think Burns will pull this off tonight. And just like the Rand-slide that we were just talking about, you’re gonna see Burns, having this representation of a smaller, smarter government, getting the economy back on the right track with limited overreach of the governments (sic). That’s what Burns stands for. And, you know, Specter, he was a representative of bigger government, even when he was within the Republican Party. And people are saying, ‘When you consider what it is that he stood for and voted on and represented, enough is enough.’ That’s not what our country needs today. We need someone like Tim Burns in there. And you’re gonna see that via vote today with the electorate.”

So, in summation, Sarah Palin did not know who the candidates were in the elections upon which she was asked to comment and she was wrong when she predicted that Tim Burns would win. Two strikes. We cannot wait for the next pitch.

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 new song parody.

I’m A Believer song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfuBREMXxts

SHE’S A DECEIVER

(sung to the Monkees song “I’m A Believer”)

She tells about as much truth as fairy tails
She considers herself “mavericky”
Russia she claims to see
So say’s Sarah P.
She and Bristol were both pregnant teens

Nose grows on her face, cuz she’s a deceiver
Not a trace, of truth in her lines
Lord above, she’s a deceiver
Couldn’t believe her if I tried

She walked out the door cuz she’s a quittin’ thing
Palin up and caved when things got hot
She never stopped lyin’
Sarah sounds insane
Even though there’s sunshine, she says rain

When I see her face, I see a deceiver
Not a trace of truth in her lines
Lord above, she’s a deceiver
Couldn’t believe her if I tried

Ohhh, McCain didn’t vet she
When he formed his team
Then Palin went and blew his dreams

When I see her face, I see a deceiver
Not a trace of truth in her lines
Lord above, she’s a deceiver
Couldn’t believe her if I tried

When I see her face, I see a deceiver
Not a trace of truth in her lines
She’s a deceiver
She’s a deceiver
She’s a deceiver