Daily Archives: February 25, 2011

A Friday Three-fer

Three things caught the attention of Lynnrockets’ Blast-Off in the last few days.

1.  CNN reported that Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Michael Capuano came under fire for heated comments he made at a union rally earlier this week. Capuano spoke at a rally outside the statehouse in Boston Tuesday in support of Wisconsin state workers. He encouraged union members to challenge a proposal that would limit collective bargaining rights stating, “Every once in a while you’ve got to get out in the streets and get a little bloody when necessary. This fight is worth it.”

The seven-term congressman was one of many who called for toned-down rhetoric after the shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords last month, and therefore his rhetoric seemed a bit strong. Indeed, Capuano himself realized this fact an offered an almost immediate apology for his words. He said, “I strongly believe in standing up for worker rights and my passion for preserving those rights may have gotten the best of me yesterday in an unscripted speech. I wish I had used different language to express my passion and I regret my choice of words.”

Capuano is mulling over a bid to take on Republican Sen. Scott Brown in 2012 and has said he will decide by this summer. At this point, Mike Capuano is Lynnrockets‘ choice to replace Brown.

2.  In contrast to the way Democrats are handling the use of violent rhetoric, we have Republican Georgia Rep. Paul Broun. You might remember Broun as being the guy who was forced in 2008 to apologize when he likened then-President-elect Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler. He also drew national attention last month when, live tweeting during President Obama’s State of the Union Address, he wrote among other criticisms, “Mr. President, you don’t believe in the Constitution. You believe in socialism.”

According to the Athens Banner-Herald, at a town hall meeting last night, the first question asked of Broun was “Who is going to shoot Obama?”. Shockingly, the comment drew laughter from the crowd, but Broun did not exactly denounce the comments, according to the paper. His reply? “The thing is, I know there’s a lot of frustration with this president,” he said in response. “We’re going to have an election next year. Hopefully, we’ll elect somebody that’s going to be a conservative, limited-government president … who will sign a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.”

As is the case far too often, if a Republican is not personally vomiting-out violent rhetoric, he or she implicitly condones such language by his or her supporters. The difference between the demeanor of the parties could not be more apparent.

3.  We have saved the best for last. Dancing with the Stars is already searching for potential stars to train with professional dancers in the next season of the hit ABC show. Christine O’Donnell has reportedly been asked to be on the show. O’Donnell is still unsure if she will accept the offer to dance. “My initial thought was to decline,” she said. O’Donnell said that she didn’t think that her dancing abilities were up to par, but she’s reportedly still deciding on whether or not she wants to try her chances on the show. Lynnrockets wonders if she is also mulling over potential costumes. The obvious choice is, of course, a witch, but she could also pull-out the infamous Halloween lady-bug duds. Stay tuned.

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. Enjoy!

“Dancing Queen” song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y62OlGvC-bk


(sung to the ABBA song “Dancing Queen”)

She can’t dance, she can lie, She is absurdly pro-life
Scheming girl, witchcraft scene, she is the dancing queen

Not too bright and her sights set low
Looked like an ass on Bill Maher’s show
She loves that right-wing music, sporting her new bling
Let’s pray that she don’t sing

She will trip and she will slide
Our laughter won’t be denied
Out of step to the music. Christine is not refined
There’ll be no second chance
Let’s all watch Christine dance…

Christine the dancing queen, two left feet, flubbing her routine
Dancing queen, seeking green from the cash machine
(Oh yeah)
If by chance she survives, will it ignite her sex-drive?
O’Donnell, on TV, she is the dancing queen

She’s a teaser, she’ll turn ‘em on
Hellfire burning on her front lawn
She’s a spell-casting mother cooking-up her brew
She’ll put ‘em in a trance
Let’s all watch Christine dance…

Christine’s the dancing queen, two left feet, flubbing her routine
Dancing queen, turning green on the TV screen
(Oh yeah)
What’s the chance she’ll survive? Will she make it to Round 5?
O’Donnell, on TV, she is the dancing queen
Christine’s the dancing queen