Lynnrockets Unveils “Kevin’s Blog – A Liberal Dose Of Reality”

Lynnrockets with an unlikely friend

Lynnrockets is back. The weekend with Canadian buddies turned into somewhat of a lost weekend. Now that the cobwebs have cleared it is time to get back to work. As many of you already know, I won (with the help of you Rocketeers) a contest to be the liberal political blogger for Boston talk radio station WRKO 680 AM. Well, today is the day that the blog debuted. It was not an easy transition. The process involved many meetings with the station brass and I am still struggling to learn the workings of the station’s blogging program. That being said, you can find my radio blog here. I would truly appreciate it if some of you could venture over to that site and leave a comment or two so that it can get up off the ground. I know that I can count on you.

Here is the post which is presently on www.wrko.com/blog/kevin:

Hello folks. My name is Kevin McCarthy and yes, I am a Democrat. The Democrat is by far the most abundant life form on the Massachusetts terra firma but he is a rare and endangered species on the airwaves these days. Take a look at this radio station’s daily lineup of hosts and you will discover the existence of just one pseudo-Democrat in the lot. The same can be said of Boston’s only other major talk radio station over on the FM band. They are both chock-full of local Teapublicans. In contrast, Boston’s only liberal station is hampered by weak signal strength and a lineup which lacks local talent and consists almost entirely of nationally syndicated hosts. In short, like Rodney Dangerfield, the Massachusetts Democrat “gets no respect” on the air.

Until now. WRKO, to its credit, has done something to even the playing field just a little bit. The station has been gracious enough to allow me the opportunity to spout-off on this blog. Please be forewarned that most of the satire, humor and vitriolic content of this blog will be knowingly and purposely aimed and directed at the conservative right-wing members of the Grand Old Party, their alter-ego the Tea Party and those members of the media that support them. In other words, if you do not like the thought of the likes of Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter being barbecued before your eyes, then now is the time to leave and never return. On the other hand, if that is the sort of stuff that grinds your beans, then put on your tinfoil helmet, strap yourself in and enjoy the flight.

My thoughts and ideas however, will not go unopposed. I have been provided a worthy conservative adversary by the name of Edward Kelleher who’s blog can be found here. On any given day we may comment on the same topic in a sort of cross-fire format, or we may simply describe what is on our minds at the present moment. Additionally, although I cannot speak for Ed, I welcome any and all comments whether they be friendly or contrary. I only request that the language be kept somewhat within the bounds of decency. I have a firm belief in the adage that “reasonable people may differ” and that the give and take of differing opinions strengthens our society.

In an attempt to add some levity to my blog posts, I will try to write and post a song parody most every day. I will also post a link (audio or video) that will help readers to either reacquaint themselves or familiarize themselves with the actual tune of each song parody. I hope that these contributions will amuse you. Perhaps on occasion, one of these parodies will become that annoying tune that you cannot get out of your head for the rest of the day.

So what do you say? Let’s get started.

Last night I attended the Salem State University Speaker Series which featured Newt Gingrich. Despite the discomfort of listening to conservative policy justifications at these sort of events, I believe that it is important to listen to what the opposition is saying. It provides both a chuckle and an insight into the workings of the deviant mind. The surreal mood of last night’s event was heightened by the fact that I was accompanied by a Sarah Palin celebrity impersonator. She is the most spot-on celebrity look-alike that I have ever seen. She has mastered every nuance, gesture and even the speech pattern of Alaska’s Queen of Quit. We were seated in the 6th row of the center section of the much less than sold-out auditorium.(Best online Salem News comment: “P.S. If all of his former wives had been there it might have sold out!”) My partner’s presence caused quite a stir in the audience and I hope that it un-nerved Newt Gingrich just a bit. He does, as we all know, have a wandering eye when it comes to women.

Newt Gingrich of course, is the disgraced former Republican Speaker of the House that was forced out of leadership and his Congressional seat by his own party. He is also a serial philanderer. He has been married three times so far. In 1962, he married Jackie Battley, his former high school geometry teacher. In the spring of 1980, Gingrich left Battley after having an affair with Marianne Ginther. According to Battley, Gingrich visited her while she was in the hospital recovering from cancer surgery to discuss divorce. Six months after the divorce was final, Gingrich wed Marianne Ginther in 1981. In the mid-1990s, Gingrich began an affair with House of Representatives staffer Callista Bisek, who is 23 years his junior. They continued their affair during the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal, when Gingrich was a leader of the Republican investigation of President Clinton for perjury in connection with his alleged affairs with Paula Jones and Monica Lewinsky. In 2000, Gingrich married Bisek shortly after his divorce from second wife Ginther. Word was, that at last night’s event he also had a case of wandering eyes and hands on more than one occasion.

Gingrich announced that he would speak about job creation and entitlement reform, but the first 10 to 15 minutes of his diatribe consisted only of talk about his unsuccessful search for some kind of beer and chocolate ice cream diet. Next, he told a lengthy story about how the fall of the Soviet Union came about not as the result of anything done by Ronald Reagan, but rather by the Pope visiting his homeland of Poland in 1979 which invigorated the Solidarity movement. He said he wanted to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency and he also surprisingly claimed that most Americans blame the Gulf Oil spill not on BP, but on the Obama Administration. Who knew? His only mention of entitlement reform was when he said “…Giving people money for doing nothing is fundamentally dangerous, because it teaches them to do nothing.” He did not however, comment on the fact that there are few if any jobs for these people to find. Indeed, by the time he wrapped things up, he barely touched upon his stated topic of job creation. He provided no specific plan and only said, “We have a fairly long history of creating jobs. It’s a pretty simple principle: Reward job creation, make it expensive not to create jobs.” Very tasty words but no meat to bite into. He did not a utter one single word about his desire that the Bush era tax cuts for those earning over $ 250,000.00 be made permanent. Perhaps the reason is that the facts prove that those tax cuts do not lead to job creation.

When George W. Bush signed into law the temporary tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 our nation slipped into the slowest period of job growth by any president since World War II. During his tenure, job growth was less than one-tenth of one percent. In contrast, after having raised taxes on that segmment of society to 39% (from the existing 31%) the job creation rate under Bill Clinton surged to 4.46% for the duration of his two terms. The argument made by Gingrich and other conservatives late last year was that if the Bush tax cuts were allowed to expire on the wealthy, job creation would be stymied, but if they were extended, employers would begin to hire once again. The conservatives got their wish when the tax cuts for the wealthy were extended through 2013 but where is the promised job creation? During the last year corporations and CEO’s have reported some of the biggest profits and bonuses in history yet they still resist creating jobs in this country. It is an undeniable fact that American businesses have added many jobs since the tax cuts were extended. Problem is, those jobs have been given to people that live in other countries.

Newt Gingrich failed to address those inconvenient facts last night in the same way that he failed to address his ouster from Congress and his serial marital infidelity. He may not want to discuss those things presently, but should he decide to run for the presidency, he will be forced to address them in the primary debates. He is in for some serious John Edwards treatment should he decide to run for president. He deserves it too!

Please 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 Grinch That Stole Christmas song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzXKWKaxt3c

YOU’RE A HAS-BEEN, NEWT GINGRICH

(sung to the Dr. Seuss song “The Grinch That Stole Christmas”)

You’re a has-been, Newt Gingrich
You’re lacking in appeal
Your were ousted as The Speaker
No one wants to hear you squeal
Newt Gingrich

You’re a unicycle
Without even one wheel

You’ve had three wives, Newt Gingrich
A mistress in the hole
Philandering’s your day job
You’re a slimy ugly troll
Newt Gingich

These woman that like you, must
Be on work-release or parole

You’re a vile one, Newt Gingrich
Your words reek with rancid bile
Your criticizing ol’ Bill Clinton
As you’re cheating all the while
Newt Gingrich

There couldn’t be a bigger hypocrite
Within a Midwest country mile

You’re a foul one, Newt Gingrich
Your first divorce smelled of skunk
Your wife, Jackie fighting cancer
You told her she was junk
Newt Gingrich

The nicest words to describe you,
Are, as follows, and I quote, Pink. Wank, Punk

You’re a coward, Newt Gingrich
Avoided your army spot
Deferment-seeking chicken-hawk
That likes to talk real tough
Newt Gingrich

Your soul is an appalling dump heap overflowing
With the most disgraceful assortment of Republican
Sound-bytes imaginable,
Mangled up in tangled up knots

You’re the racist, Newt Gingrich
It’s not Judge Sotomayor
You play the race card as a white guy
That’s so laughable I’m sure
Newt Gingrich

You’re a stinking pile of vomit
Sitting in the sun
With feces on top

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Posted on March 31, 2011, in Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Glad you are back and congratulations on your new gig!

  2. Glad you’re back, was starting to worry that you absconded to Canada with your buddies! Off to check out the RKO blog…

  3. Visited your new site Kevin – and what a wonderful picture. I’d love to see your friend perform. Bet you got a lot of double takes. Will you keep up both blogs now, or just the new one. By the way, Congratulations! My voting fingers are happy too. ;)

    • PS – I’m also KatzKids. :)

    • Thanks for visiting the new blog. You are correct that it is a bit strange when everyone keeps staring and glancing at her, but she handles the attention quite well. If you know of anyone that is seeking a Sarah Palin look-a-like for an event, let me know. She travels the country for appearances. Lastly, I am maintaining this blog (i.e. Lynnrockets) as my primary endeavor.

      Thanks again.

  4. Thought maybe you got hit by a puck, welcome back and congratulation on the new gig.

  5. Glad to see you here. Will continue to visit.

  6. Can you get a song like that for my blog? I’m just wondering. http://stealfromaliberal.com

    Arnegard

    • I understand that is difficult for conservatives to write comical song parodies. The reason is that Republicans and conservatives do not have a sense of humor and are not very adept at recognizing what is funny and what is not. Case in point, Fox News’ disastrously short-lived “1/2 Hour News Hour”. The conservative comedy show received historically poor reviews and is considered one of the “11 most disappointing tv shows of the 2000s” http://www.11points.com/TV/11_Most_Disappointing_TV_Shows_of_the_2000s.

      Inasmuch as I am liberal, I must respectfully decline your offer for assistance, but do hope that you seek the psychological counseling which may help you with your unfortunate plight.

    • Honestly, why would I subvert my own political cause by helping out a blog which describes itself as “We are a group of personalities that helps conservatives deal with unreasonable, illogical, dishonest, thieving liberals”? Really?

      • Also typical… Liberals won’t “help” anybody except by taking from someone else first. Look at Ted Kennedy. He loved to promote social programs, while other people paid for them. When he died, his money and estate went under a tax shelter. Quite typical of you guys. Dream up something that “helps” people, and then expect someone else to pay for it..never you though…just someone else. Do as I say, not as I do. I hear all the time from liberals who think we need to have taxes raised. Those same people retire, and do EVERYTHING they can to avoid paying tax on any retirement savings, etc. Typical. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? You advocate theft, but won’t “contribute” your own money. You might want to read this too… Arnegard Steal a Liberal’s Dinner

      • Actually, Ted Kennedy never accepted a dime in pay for any of his political positions. Secondly, isn’t it the conservatives that want to abolish the estate tax such that no taxes need be paid upon the transferring of wealth which occurs as the result of death? So why complain about Kennedy’s estate planning. It is, after all, something conservatives have been doing for generations. Also, most of us liberals pay our taxes without too much complaint. We are generally not the ultra-wealthy and corporations who benefit from tax loopholes and low capital gains and dividend taxes. Do you really think it is the conservative republicans that look out for the interests of the middle and working classes? If so, why is it they who oppose the Consumer Protection Agency?

  7. As I clearly explained, I have a problem with people wanting more expensive, worthless programs, and not paying for them, like Ted. Got it? Also, yes, some conservatives (a lot of people that call themselves “conservative” these days really aren’t) want to abolish the theft that takes place when you die and the government steals the money before your family can get it. If you don’t see something very wrong with that, then you are sick, and I mean that literally. Next, as I mentioned, I have heard A LOT of liberals complain about taxes, and then do their best not to pay them. Next, your statement about “we are generally not the ultra-wealthy” is a complete lie. You are either intentionally telling a lie or are ignorant. Next, it is not anybody politician’s job to “look out for” any particular CLASS of people. The destructive, two party system that we have is partly because of people like you (normally racist) that like to divide people up into classes and use them for political gain, etc. Lastly, the CPA, just like any other alphabet agency, has nothing to do with protecting the consumers. As I made that last statement, I’m realizing, that regarding that comment above, you probably weren’t lying, and ARE just ignorant. I suggest you do some research. Goodbye.

    • OK, here you go. Liberals do not believe that their programs such as Medicare and Social Security, school lunches and Unemployment Insurance etc. are worthless and neither do those programs’ recipients. Furthermore, those programs are paid for by all of us (including Ted Kennedy while alive) by virtue of our tax payments.

      The estate tax is not theft from the deceased. It is an income tax on the recipient of the deceased person’s wealth upon the transfer of that wealth to the recipient (sort of like winning the lottery). The recipient did not earn that money himself. Furthermore, you should know that in light of the fact that the estate tax threshold is well over a net estate value of $ 3 million, fewer than 1% of estates are actually subject to the estate tax at all (and even fewer than that actually pay anything as the result of estate planning methods). Furthermore, there is no estate tax at all since 2010 in light of the fact that the exemption law expired.

      When you say, “I have heard A LOT of liberals complain about taxes, and then do their best not to pay them.”, are you suggesting that conservatives do not say and do the same?

      As for my wealth statement and political affiliation, do you deny that most corp. CEO’s and banking institution owners are Republicans and/or support and donate to the Republican Party? if so, then why all the fuss about the recent Citizens United case?

      You are correct that it is not anybody’s duty to “look out for” any particular class of people, but liberals believe that common decency dictates that government exist to promote the common good. To let the unfortunate (in terms of health or wealth) suffer, does not promote the common good.

      I would prefer that you not refer to me as a racist of all things when you have no idea how I conduct my lifestyle or how I think. I can tell you however, that is not the Democrats that attempt to restrict voting access to certain minorities/ socio-economic classes by means of restrictive voting laws.

      Your statement that the Consumer Protection Agency has nothing to do with protecting consumers reveals your ignorance. The agency’s purpose is to regulate banks and credit companies and pay-day lenders from abusing consumers by means of complicated documentation and unfair lending and collection practices. You can always determine who an agency helps and who it hurts by means of who supports and opposes it. In the case of the CPA, it is supported by every single national consumer advocacy group and it is opposed by banks, mortgage companies, credit card companies and pay-day lending businesses.

      Like to discuss anything else?

      and millionaires are Republicans?

  8. You said:
    “The estate tax is not theft from the deceased. It is an income tax on the recipient of the deceased person’s wealth upon the transfer of that wealth to the recipient (sort of like winning the lottery). The recipient did not earn that money himself.”

    Oh, so just change the definition of theft, and then it’s okay? So the recipient didn’t earn the money, but the government somehow DID???? Liberal logic there. That is some sick stuff. I certainly hope you haven’t raised any children to believe that stealing is okay. Oh, and by your comments about hardly anybody having to actually pay that tax, you’re also saying that stealing just a little is somehow okay, as long as it’s not a lot. I really can not believe that you guys will put this kind of stuff in writing for people to see. You are advocating outright theft on a forum that is visible to the public.

    You said:
    “As for my wealth statement and political affiliation, do you deny that most corp. CEO’s and banking institution owners are Republicans and/or support and donate to the Republican Party? if so, then why all the fuss about the recent Citizens United case?”

    I have already answered this, and told you that you are either lying or are totally ignorant and that you need to do some research. That seems to be a theme with you.

    You said:
    “I would prefer that you not refer to me as a racist of all things when you have no idea how I conduct my lifestyle or how I think.”

    I CAN tell how you think by your political beliefs and the things you are writing that you are most likely a racist. It is quite obvious. You’re just the same as most liberals. by your welfare, minimum wage, ad nauseum, you like to keep women, and people who aren’t white, “in their place.”. I certainly hope you haven’t taught any children that either.

    You said:
    “I can tell you however, that is not the Democrats that attempt to restrict voting access to certain minorities/ socio-economic classes by means of restrictive voting laws.”

    OH MY G*d!!!! Have you ever even READ a history book???? Or are you just lying again??? When you are doing your other research that I requested, I suggest you also pick up a book on how Democrats feel about the rights of minorities to vote, slavery, Civil War, etc. They wanted to CONTINUE slavery, while the Republicans (of which I am not, by the way) voted AGAINST IT! And, it continues today, by keeping them as modern day slaves with welfare, all in the name of getting votes. I really am having a hard time believing that you don’t know any history or didn’t have an education about all this. You must be lying. Of course, I know what you’re thinking. Now that I’ve schooled you about the Civil War and Democrats wanting to keep slavery, and keep minorities from voting, you’ll just say, “well, that was history”. Okay…if you want a modern day Democrat racist, who recently died, why not research Robert Byrd.

    You said:
    “Your statement that the Consumer Protection Agency has nothing to do with protecting consumers reveals your ignorance.”

    No. You’re wrong (again). The CPA will require banks to make loans to people that can’t pay them. In case you haven’t noticed, that’s a big reason for the mess we’re in now.
    It is just as evil as any of the other alphabet agencies. ATF, DEA, FDA, etc. etc.

    • The estate tax is not theft. In fact it is the exact opposite. It is the law of the United States govt. As you may know, the govt. has the authority to tax. I stand by my statement that inasmuch as the tax does not kick-in until a net estate exceeds 3.5 million, then consequently, less than 1% of estates are subject to the tax. I always get a kick out of ordinary everyday conservatives that rail against taxes on the very wealthy when that group does nothing at all to help the working man.

      Again, I ask you why it is that corporate CEOs and lobbyists and Republicans support the Citizens United case?

      You said:
      “I CAN tell how you think by your political beliefs and the things you are writing that you are most likely a racist. It is quite obvious. You’re just the same as most liberals. by your welfare, minimum wage, ad nauseum, you like to keep women, and people who aren’t white, “in their place.”. I certainly hope you haven’t taught any children that either.”

      Honestly? My support for the minimum wage and welfare makes me “most likely a racist”? Is it liberals that want to keep women down by our insistence that they have freedom of choice in birth issues and do we desire to keep women down by trying to pass equal pay for equal work laws? You might also have noticed that we just elected a black President. I’m sorry, but your argument here is off base that it would be laughable if it were not so lamentable.

      BTW, the Democrats today are not supporting slavery and poll taxes. They are also not attempting to suppress the poor and minority vote by means of restrictive voter access laws. We do know our history and were wise enough not to repeat the mistakes of the past. Republicans and conservative must have missed that gem of knowledge somehow.

      You could not be more wrong about the Consumer Protection Agency. Its purpose is to make sure that banks, pay-day lenders, mortgage companies and credit card companies do not take advantage of consumers by means of over-complicated contract language and unfair interest rate increase triggers. The CPA has no authority to “require banks to make loans to people that can’t pay them”. I, hereby challenge you to find such and produce such a mandate in the CPA’s authorization. Then again, by your language I am beginning to think that I might be communicating with a young child or someone not very well educated, so you will have a difficult time finding your nonexistent mandate.

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