Daily Archives: July 24, 2010

Boston Talk Jock, Severin Supports Afghan Nuclear Armageddon

What with all of the recent talk on Fox News and right wing radio outlets about how there is no racism on the right, Lynnrockets’ Blast-Off would like to introduce you to Boston’s very own Jay Severin.

Jay Severin is a reich-wing conservative talk show host who’s program airs on a Boston, MA radio station, known to  progressives as WKKK. Severin, (who changed his name from James Severino a number of years back, presumably to avoid any ethnic stereotyping) is a cowardly conservative host who has embellished his academic credentials and falsely claimed that he was the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize. He is, in essence, a light-weight Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh. He was suspended by his station about a year ago as the result of vicious racist comments made against Mexicans. For those of you that would like a little taste of what Jay Severin serves up on air on a daily basis, please have a look see at this:

Severin’s most recent outrageous comments were exposed by The Boston Globe this week. Columnist Scott Lehigh provides Severin’s words as follows:

I’ll tell you what I do want to turn on the television and see — I mean, I don’t want to, but as an alternative, what’s acceptable to me and preferable to me — is to see a mushroom cloud. I want to see it over the regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan where we believe the Al Qaeda are hiding, training, and organizing. What am I advocating here? No more nor less than what the United States of America did in Japan.

Lehigh continues by describing a disapproving caller who promptly pressed for particulars: “So . . . if you were the president and you had intelligence that there were five Al Qaeda operatives in a particular house in a particular city, you would wipe out the entire city?’’

“Yesterday,’’ replied Severin, soon following up that decisive response with a query he obviously considers trump: “If we weren’t going to use these bombs, why did we build them?’’

Lehigh wrote that someone should educate Severin that we were at war with Japan when we dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but though we are fighting in Afghanistan, we are not at war with the government of either that nation or Pakistan. In fact, in answer to Severin’s query about nuclear weapons, someone should have explained the complicated Cold War concept of nuclear deterrence.

As further evidence of Severin’s disconnect with reality, Lehigh wrote, “His (Severin’s) reply to a recent question about the Russian spy ring. After fretting about other spies and subversives who may be operating here, Jay concluded: “If it came out that Teddy Kennedy was one of them, I wouldn’t be shocked. If it comes out that Barack Obama is one of them, I will have been right.’’

He refers to his loyal listeners as “the best and the brightest”. It would be more appropriate to call them the “deaf and the sightless”. So don’t fret America, you are not alone. Even deep Blue Boston is subjected to local radio right wing morons.

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.

That’s Amore song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69O4PXzAQ5Y


(sung to the Dean Martin song “That’s Amoré”)

In Old Beantown on the air-waves
When ratings fall here’s what they say

When the shit hits the fan and they give you the can
You’re so boring
When you become racist and then cease to exist
You’re so boring
Phones don’t ring ding-a-ling-a-ling, ding-a-ling-a-ling
And you’re no happy fella
Listeners cheer have another beer, have another beer
Like a gay acappella

When you are such a fool that your words incite drool
That’s abhorring
When the “Best and the Brightest” are the dumb and the whitest
You’re alone
When you’re name’s Severino but you drop the letter “O”
That’s deceiving
Scuzza me, but you see, you’ve no masters degree
That’s abhorring

(When the shit hits the fan and they give you the can
That’s abhorring) That’s abhorring
(When you become racist and then cease to exist
That’s abhorring) That’s abhorring
(Phones don’t ring ding-a-ling-a-ling, ding-a-ling-a-ling
And you’re no happy fella) Happy fel Happy fella
(Listeners cheer have another beer, have another beer
Like a gay acappella) Sorry fella

When your mouth’s spouting lies of a Pulitzer Prize
That’s abhorring (That’s abhorring)
When you no longer play on W-K-K-K
That’s real love
When you’re talking the talk but have nowhere to walk
Cuz you’re boring
Scuzza me, racist pig, but we hardly knew ye
You’re so boring, (So boring)
You’re so boring