Daily Archives: April 8, 2011

Sarah Palin Honey, Please Run Along Now While Adults Try To Work On The Budget

From Malia Litman's Blog

Would somebody please tell Sarah Palin to “sit down and shut up”. The former ex-quitting half-term Governor of Alaska who was unable to name a single newspaper or magazine that she reads, is now injecting herself in the budget debate. Despite the fact that she is sinking in the polls faster than an anchor in the ocean, Palin still seems to think that her voice is welcomed in the realm of grown-up political debate. Unfortunately for Palin, such is not the case.

On Friday Sarah Palin took to her favorite sophomoric form of communication, Facebook and stated that President Obama’s handling of the budget stalemate between Congressional Democrats and Republicans is “appalling”. This is just the latest example of the linguistically-challenged Palin sticking to her plan of opposing anything that is proposed by the Obama administration regardless of merit or circumstance. Remember when she opposed the First Lady’s program to combat childhood obesity as wellas her plan to enable more mothers to breast-feed their infants? Well, Palin is up to her old tricks again.

Her Facebook message said,

“Essentially, he’s holding military funding hostage to NPR funding. This is a perfect analogy for what is wrong with this entire budget showdown. Our federal government has strayed so far from what is constitutionally mandated that they are blind to the fact that NPR funding is not a constitutional duty. Funding our military at a time of war is!”

“It’s about time the President step up to the plate and lead responsibly. Our troops who are putting themselves in harm’s way deserve a Commander in Chief who is not AWOL from the debt debate. The American people deserve a president who will take on the tough challenges and understand that funding ‘Car Talk’ is not as crucial as funding our troops at a time of three wars.”

Palin’s misinformed message came as the result of President Obama’s refusal to sign a Republican bill to fund the Pentagon for the remainder of the fiscal year. What Palin failed to disclose to her Facebook friends however, is that the President would have been more than willing to sign-on for Pentagon funding if that was all that was included in the Republicans’ temporary bill. But you see, that was not the only thing included in the GOP measure. The Grand Old Party members also tacked on a few additional policy demands such as de-funding their enemy, National Public Radio and inserting partisan anti-abortion funding language as well.

If the Republicans’ primary concern was to fund the military and as Palin says, protect “our troops who are putting themselves in harm’s way”, then their proposal would have dealt solely with military funding. But as usual, the GOP attempted to hide their primary goal of de-funding what they consider to be progressive programs by attaching them to a measure ostensibly dealing with Pentagon funding. Even the educationally-challenged Sarah Palin should be able to spot a basic “bait and switch” tactic when she sees one.

Apparently Sarah Palin is unaware of the Senate bill 724 offered by Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison on Friday which guarantees that the military will be fully funded in the event of a government shutdown. The proposed bill has no caveats or ideological partisan amendments. It is a clean bill without a hidden agenda and if other Republicans are sincere in their assertion that funding the military is their primary concern, then they should support that bill.

The frantic Facebook blast appears to be one of Sarah Palin’s last ditch efforts to try to remain relevant in a political world from which she is fast fading. Unfortunately for her, virtually nobody is listening any longer.

Please take at a look at my WRKO Boston talk radio-based blog also, too. It can be found here: Kevin’s Blog-A Liberal Dose of Reality.

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.

Imagine song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLgYAHHkPFs&feature=related


(Sung to the John Lennon song “Imagine”)

Imagine there’s no Sarah
She’s in a doublewide
No more winks and blinks
No Bristol the child bride
Imagine all Alaskans
Living life in peace…


Imagine “thanks but no thanks”
Was never said at all
There was no “Joe the Plumber”
She stayed at City Hall
Imagine Americans
Spared from Sarah P….


You may say that we’re dreamers
But we’re having tons of fun
The First Dude claims she’s a screamer
And she’s certainly no nun

Imagine a “pig with lipstick”
I’m certain that you can
Remember Katie Couric
And Gibson, he’s “the Man”
Imagine all the people
Tina Fey also…


You may say that we’re dreamers
But we’re not the only ones
Levi Johnston’s right with us
And he’s got Sarah’s grandson

Beck Bounced By Beleaguered Boss

Last month’s New York Times report that moonbat-crazy Glenn Beck may be told to pack up his things and leave Fox News-Ville in December when his contract with the network expires has proven to be true. Fox News announced on Wednesday that Glenn Beck’s nightly Teapublican propaganda show will be terminated before year’s end. The break-up allegedly came after months of infighting between Beck and the network. The straw that broke the camel’s back however, was most likely the fact that virtually all of the program’s sponsors fled along with their advertising revenue and Beck’s ratings have plummeted by approximately 40%. What show could withstand that type of double-whammy?

During its run, Beck’s show focused primarily on criticizing President Barack Obama. It is interesting to note that the program debuted on Fox News the day before President Obama took office It is also ironic to note that Obama will retain his position at the very least through 2012 while Beck will be long gone from Fox. That alone shows that Beck’s program was a massive “Mission Unaccomplished”. In fact, Glenn Beck’s steady fall from grace began in 2009 when he proclaimed that President Barack Obama has a “deep-seated hatred for white people”. That remark caused such a public backlash that over 300 advertisers pulled their commercials from his program.

Soon thereafter, Beck began to describe wacky conspiracies involving socialists, communists, leftists and Muslims all joining forces to infiltrate the Obama administration and then take down the world. Honestly, even Austin Powers’ arch enemy, the sinister Dr. Evil, could not come up with something that devilish. It appeared that he was having a mental breakdown on a nightly basis before our very eyes. He was reduced to tears more often than John Boehner. His television stage-set resembled the hidden-away attic classroom of an addle-minded tenured professor who has been reduced to spewing unintelligible gibberish and writing inane code on a blackboard in front of which there are no longer any sane students. His conspiracy theories were so wildly imaginative and unrealistic that even the other Fox hosts such as Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity steered well clear of all things Beckian. Simply stated, Glenn Beck had become a raving lunatic and a liability to Fox News.

Fox executives should have realized that Beck spelled trouble from the very beginning. He has no formal education or work experience in the world of politics. Glenn Beck’s college career consisted of ONE COURSE, not one semester mind you, but one course. His radio background consisted of merely a bunch of shock-jock jobs with a number of different stations. Add to that his history of alcohol and drug abuse, and you have a recipe for some kind of on-air nervous breakdown. That is exactly what we and Beck’s bosses seem to have been witnessing of late.

Don’t believe me? Watch this:

Beck delivered his own on-air epithet Wednesday night. It was a strange and rambling diatribe in which he compared himself to Paul Revere and quoted “Macbeth”. He said,

“When I took this job I didn’t take it because it was going to be a career for me. Paul Revere did not get up on the horse and say, ‘I’m going to do this for the rest of my life.  He didn’t do it. He got off the horse at some point and fought in the revolution, and then he went back to silversmithing.”

He then went on to say,

“If I could prove my case that something wicked this way was coming, something in America was wrong, America would listen, and they have. I will continue to tell the story. Stick together. I’m going to be showing you other ways for us to connect. But I have other things to do.”

Thankfully for most sane Americans, Glenn Beck will not be showing us things and doing things on one of the largest cable networks in the nation for much longer. Ah Glenn, we hardly knew ye!

Please take at a look at my WRKO Boston talk radio-based blog also, too. It can be found here: Kevin’s Blog-A Liberal Dose of Reality.

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.

Last Train To Clarksville song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KSHyXGy6XA


(sung to the Monkees song “Last Train To Clarksville”)

Take the last train to Nutsville
Beck will meet you at the station
You can be there by four-thirty
Cuz Fox made your reservation
The Beck Show, oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!

Glenn lost his mind without warning
And it won’t be back again
Glenn Beck’s facing stormy weather
And it’s causing quite a strain
So, he must go, oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no

He might have a lobotomy on his dome.

Take the last train to Nutsville
Glenn Beck is their famous patient
If he’s not crying he’ll blow some kisses
But don’t attempt conversation
Oh… oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!

(conspiracy theory break)

Take the last train to Nutsville
That’s where Glenn Beck now calls home
We can’t hear him making noisy
Conversation all alone
He’s feelin’ low. Oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!

And I don’t think that Glenn finds another home.

(break with reality)

Take the last train to Nutsville
Beck will meet you at the station
He will look ragged and dirty
And in need of medication
Beck must go, oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!

And I don’t think that Glenn finds another home.

Take the last train to Nutsville
Take the last train to Nutsville
(repeat and fade)