Daily Archives: September 12, 2010

Sunday Morning Coffee (or Tea) – 51

Just a few newsworthy events (and comments thereon) that have been making their way through the political universe this past week. Please ponder and maybe chuckle a bit before enjoying a wonderful day!

BREAKING NEWS: This week’s episode of “People Who Get It” features Susan Retik of Boston, Massachusetts. This Jewish woman who lost her husband in the 9/11 attacks is planning to speak at a mosque in Boston today. She will be trying to recruit members of the mosque to join her battle against poverty and illiteracy in Afghanistan. Sarah Palin and Rev. Terry Jones could learn a lot from Ms. Retik.

THIS JUST IN: Time Magazine reports that a former National Republican Congressional Committee treasurer has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $840,000 from several political committees, including more than $670,000 from the congressional committee. Christopher J. Ward of Bethesda, Md., who has been under investigation for some time, entered the guilty plea Friday in federal court in Washington. Anyone surprised?

BREAKING NEWS: Sarah Palin this week endorsed gay-baiting, anti-sex Republican Christine O’Donnell for a Delaware US Senate seat. Salon.com reports that O’Donnell is a Tea Party candidate that “keeps insinuating that Mike Castle (her G.O.P. opponent) is gay. She is also opposed to masturbation.” oh Sarah, you really know how to pick-em!

THIS JUST IN: In a shocking turn of events, Moonbat-Crazy, Tea-Bagging Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle may need to hire one of those liberal elitist trial lawyers to defend her. In a lawsuit filed last Friday, Las Vegas-based Righthaven LLC alleges Angle has violated copyright laws by posting two newspapers stories in their entirety on her campaign website. The proposed remedy: Righthaven is asking a federal district judge for statutory damages for willful infringement of the two articles, attorneys’ fees and control of Angle’s domain name, sharronangle.com.

BREAKING NEWS: This week’s episode of “Ain’t The Bay State Great?” features the registered voters of Massachusetts. Despite US Senator Scott Brown’s January surprise, Massachusetts Republicans are still bleeding voters. The latest voter data show Republican registration has slipped to a recent low — just 11.34 percent of those registered to vote identify themselves as members of the Grand Old Party.

THIS JUST IN: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger took a shot at former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on Friday, writing that he was “looking everywhere but can’t see Russia from here” as his plane flew over Alaska. Don’t you just love it when Republicans ridicule each other?

BREAKING NEWS: Not to be outdone, Sarah Palin the half-term ex-quitting Governor of Alaska shot back at Arnold Schwarzenegger. “Arnold should have landed,” Palin tweeted. “I could have explained our multi-billion dollar state surplus & US energy security efforts. What’s he been up to?” Then again, Schwarzenegger should as k Palin why she tries to spend the majority of her time away from Alaska. Maybe the weather? Like we just said, don’t you just love it when Republicans ridicule each other?

THIS JUST IN: This week’s episode of “Fox Feasting On Fear” features, who else but Fox News. On Wednesday, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf of the proposed NYC Muslim cultural center went on CNN’s Larry King Live and warned of the dangers of perceived anti-Islam sentiment in the United States, especially as it relates to his Park51 project. Specifically, Rauf said that outspoken opposition to his project creates “danger from the radicals in the Muslim world to our national security.” In essence, he echoed the words of both Gen. David Petraeus and President Obama. How did Fox News react? Fox Nation broadcast as its top story that “Imam Threatens U.S., Says If Mosque Moves, Terror Will ‘Explode.'” Pam Geller — whose anti-Muslim bigotry leads her to view the world as a Magic Eye book filled with hidden Islamic crescents —announced in a headline that “Ground Zero Supremacist Imam Rauf Threatens America.” Jim Hoft claimed in a post about Rauf’s “threat” that the “radical” Rauf “warned that if America did not get down on its knees and allow the victory mosque to be built on the bones of dead Americans that …’They will attack.'” Hoft instructed Rauf to “take your victory mosque and shove it.” Face it, Fox no longer broadcasts news, but only broadcasts a spin on events that fits its conservative narrative. Fox News is nothing more than a cheerleading squad for Republicans and Tea-Baggers.

FINALLY: This post would not be complete without mentioning The Beck/Palin Traveling Prayer and Gibberish Revival which found itself in Alaska last night. You know, the event where Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck charged people up to $ 225.00 to remember 9/11. Nothing of importance was said by either Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck but there were a couple of head-scratchers thrown out there. First, Sarah Palin completely fabricated a story about the Statue of Liberty (the place where she claims she first met Beck). She said the statue was given to us by France as “a gift to warn us against socialism.” Not even close Sarah. The inscription on the statue itself declares the statue to be a gift from the people of the Republic of France that honors “the Alliance of the two Nations in achieving the Independence of the United States of America and attests their abiding friendship.” Better yet however, was when Glenn Beck proclaimed that the Palins actually dissuaded him (and many others, we’re sure) from ever visiting Alaska. Beck said that he once planned to vacation in Alaska, “We didn’t come to Alaska because your husband (Todd Palin) scared us to death.” The Palins sure have a strange way of promoting Alaskan tourism. It was refreshing to learn that at least one heckler shouted truthfully that Beck and Palin were hypocrites. At least someone in that audience was not brain-washed. By the way, does anybody know the total money-count Beck and Palin clawed from the wallets of their audience for the privilege of remembering the solemn events of September 11, 2001? President Obama and Vice President Biden did not charge a penny at their services.

Go Packers!!!

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 Write The Songs song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-fev20voMc

I WRITE THE SONGS

(sung to the Barry Manilow song “I Write The Songs”)

I sling the jive whenever,
I sit down and scribble a song
I put the words and Republicans together
I love music,
And I love these songs

I write the songs that I hope you folks sing
I write the songs to dethrone G.O.P. kings
I write the songs that expose all their lies
I write the songs, I write the songs

I’m from a state that’s deep blue,
And we make a damned good lobster roll
No, there aren’t many right wing guys
There’s some but then, all of them are very old

I write the songs that attack the right wing
I write the songs that I hope linger and sting
I write the songs that prompt Glenn Beck to cry
I write the songs, I write the songs

Oh, I’ll take a hostile stance
When Limbaugh begins to rave and rant
And I’ll lead you to a poll, he can’t disprove
Palin has no heart,
So, I will tear her life apart
Hannity, Coulter too,
Also, too, O’Reilly
None of them can hide from me !!!

I write the songs about Mark Sanford’s flings
I write the songs about Larry Craig’s stings
I write the songs about Mark Foley’s guys
I write the songs, I write the songs

I write the songs about Joe Wilson’s slings
I write the songs of Vitter’s diapery things
I write the songs about all of those guys
I write the songs, I write the songs

I love music, so I write these songs