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Sunday Morning Coffee (or Tea) – 70

Just a few newsworthy items (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:  Tea-Baggers will be heading to Wisconsin to stage a counter-protest to the state and local union members who are protesting the Republican governor’s attempt to disenfranchise them of their collective bargaining rights. Lynnrockets cannot wait to see the misspelled signs and incomprehensible slogans.

THIS JUST IN: This week’s episode of “Take That!” features the Obama Administration which rescinded most of a federal regulation designed to protect health workers who refuse to provide care they find objectionable on personal or religious grounds. The Health and Human Services Department eliminated nearly the entire rule put into effect by the administration of President George W. Bush during his final days in office that was widely interpreted as allowing such workers to opt out of a broad range of medical services, such as providing the emergency contraceptive Plan B, treating gay men and lesbians and prescribing birth control to single women.

BREAKING NEWS: Ya gotta love the Green Bay Packers. No, not because the are the current Super Bowl champions and have the most championships of any team in the NFL, but because the publicly owned franchise’s players have signed a letter in support of the AFL-CIO’s efforts to derail Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to cut union bargaining rights. Now that is a professional team you can believe in!

THIS JUST IN: Unfortunately, former whack-job Republican Senate candidate Sharron “2nd Amendment Remedies” Angle has announced that she will not seek the GOP presidential nomination in 2012. With that announcement, Angle has denied many bloggers the opportunity to laugh out loud as they wrote about her campaign. Oh well, we still have Michele Bachmann for the time being.

BREAKING NEWS:  Fox News online comment of the week. Headline:  Facebook Add Support for Same Sex Civil Unions. Comment:  “Eww…It’s disgusting! Im glad I don’t have facebook. Facebook has turn into Sodom and Gomorrah. Facebook praise gays, now. Puke!” How erudite.

THIS JUST IN: Don’t you love it when Barney Frank (D MA) lectures the Republicans on governance? On Thursday, Frank referred to the House Republicans’ draconian budget cuts as an “orgy of self-congratulation”. Let’s watch:

BREAKING NEWS: This week’s episode of “Bushwacked” features who else but former President and torturer in chief, George W. Bush. Bush canceled a trip to Switzerland last week citing security concerns, but international human rights groups were prepared to have him indicted for torture while in the country. The groups maintain that Bush could be indicted if he travels to any of 147 countries that have signed the Convention Against Torture. Looks like Dubya will be trapped like an animal in the cage of the U.S. for some time.

THIS JUST IN: Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi brings up an interesting point in this morning’s edition of the newspaper.  She wrote, ” Senator Scott Brown’s {R-MA} revelations about a childhood that included sexual assault by a summer camp counselor are genuinely sympathy-inducing. But, they also make you wonder: in light of this searing experience when he was 10, how could Brown endorse Jeff Perry, the Republican congressional candidate, who, in 1991, allegedly stood by as a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a fellow police officer? The victim, Lisa Allen, came forward during the race that Perry ultimately lost and said that Perry “had to hear my screaming and crying. Instead of helping me, Jeff Perry denied anything happened.’’’ The other officer however entered a guilty plea and was convicted. Let’s get this straight, the Tea Party favorite Brown suffered at the hands of at least two sexual abusers, yet he still chose political party loyalty over morality when he endorsed a Republican candidate who, despite being a police officer, allegedly stood by and did nothing when a young girl was being sexually molested by his partner. Is that change you can believe in? BTW, Brown will be featured on “60 Minutes” this evening.

BREAKING NEWS: It would not be a complete weekly recap without some mention of Sarah Palin. Thankfully a book written by a former aid of the former ex-quitting half-term Governor of Alaska has been leaked. The author, Frank Bailey alleges therein that Palin hated being governor, festered with petty grievances and broke election laws by coordinating with the Republican Governors Association during her 2006 campaign for governor. The clock is now ticking with regard to how long it will take Palin to respond via either Facebook, Twitter or on Fox News.

THIS JUST IN: On Friday the Republican controlled House voted to defund Planned Parenthood. Do not worry however, because the Senate will never let that fly. Nevertheless, it was the perfect opportunity for Fox NewsGlenn Beck to go on a meritless rant against the organization. Beck spent his entire show yesterday railing against the non-profit. He so far to claim that the organization assists in sex trafficking operations involving underage girls. Honestly, at this point why doesn’t the wacky lunatic blame the Egyptian uprising on Planned parenthood also?

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.

That Smell song clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6q9nBusrq8

BECK’S SMELL

(sung to the Lynyrd Skynyrd song “That Smell”)

Whiskey bottles and drug filled jars
Those were Glenn Beck’s best days
Way too much coke and too much smoke
How does Fox News take pride in you?

Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
Don’t Glenn smell like hell?
Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
The smell of Beck surrounds you

Yeah,

Angel of darkness is in our view
He’s a weasel doing harm (you fool, you)
The bloviating bloke, has a show that just blows
Have a drink, fool, you clown, you (hell, yeah)

Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
Don’t Glenn smell like hell?
Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
The smell of Beck surrounds you

Righties call Beck prince charming
They take his word as the gospel truth
Yet Glenn Beck’s logic is hollow, and
Fox News just might learn he has no clue (no, clue)

Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
Don’t Glenn smell like hell?
Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
The smell of Beck surrounds you

(crying break)

Oh, Glenn Beck’s views
Do nothing else but spread alarm
Beck’s a fear-mongering bore

(Nazi reference break)

Beck has his own little Waterloo

It’s a monkey on his back
Sponsors have split from his racist schticks
One hell of a price and Beck’s show might get nixed (hell, yeah)

Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
Don’t Glenn smell like hell?
Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
The smell of Beck surrounds you

Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
Don’t Glenn smell like hell?
Ooh, ooh Beck’s smell
The smell of Beck surrounds you

Oh, Glenn Beck’s views
Do nothing else but spread alarm
Beck’s just a fool, just a fool, just a fool.

Monday Morning Coffee (or Tea) – 65

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 and hopefully productive day!

BREAKING NEWS: It was announced on Tuesday that radio station WOR in New York has dropped Glenn Beck‘s radio show as the result of poor ratings. Is it really any surprise that those well educated, elitist New Yorkers would have no reason to listen to Beck’s daily dose of misinformation? Will Philadelphia and Boston be next?

THIS JUST IN: This week’s episode of “Man With A Mission” features New York’s Democratic Party Senator Chuck Schumer. He has called for all Republican members of Congress who opposed last year’s health care reform legislation to decline the government provided health coverage for themselves and their families. Of course only one of those hypocrites has elected to turn down the health coverage that they hoped to deny their constituents.

BREAKING NEWS: Anyone else curious as to what really caused thousands of birds to fall dead from the Arkansas sky? Just wondering.

THIS JUST IN: This week’s episode of “I’m Not As Misguided As This Guy” feature’s Tucker Carlson of Fox News. Those of you that read this blog regularly will recall that I had a lengthy back and forth with a reader in the comment section of my posting about the Green Bay Packers last Sunday night. The reader felt that I went too far when I referred to the Philadelphia Eagles’ Michael Vick as the team’s “convicted felon and dog killing quarterback”. I defended my position by pointing out that I only spoke the truth. Vick is in fact, a dog killing convicted felon. The reader felt that I should lighten up on Vick, and maybe I should. Nevertheless, I certainly never went over the top with my dislike of Vick as did Tucker Carlson while filling in for Sean Hannity last week. Carlson actually called for Michael Vick’s execution. He said, “I’m a Christian, I’ve made mistakes myself, I believe fervently in second chances. But Michael Vick killed dogs and he did in a heartless and cruel way. And I think personally, he should have been executed for that.” I may dislike the guy but I certainly would not call for his execution. The folks at Fox News however always take an argument to its absurd extreme.

BREAKING NEWS: This week’s “Fox News Comments.com” racist quote appears in response to the Fox News headline, “Should Congress Raise The Nation’s Debt Ceiling”. The comment: “Negro-nomics must end! Stop spending and start saving! The citizens best invest in ammo, lots of ammo!” OK then.

THIS JUST IN: Speaking of Fox News, those masters of misinformation are at it again. MediaMatters.com informs us that during the January 3 edition of Fox NewsFox & Friends, the co-hosts brought on Fox News contributor Dana Perino to discuss her comments on the Energy and Independence Security Act of 2007 in The Washington Post. During the segment, she claimed that the bill included a “ban on incandescent light bulbs.” Problem is, it does not. The Energy Independence and Security Act which was passed in 2007 by a Republican majority Congress and signed into law by George W. Bush, does not ban all incandescent bulbs, only inefficient ones. The Faux News slogan should be,  “Misinformation For The Mainstream Media”.

BREAKING NEWS: This week’s episode of “The Real Death Panels of Arizona” features Arizona’s Republican Governor Jan Brewer. Since Brewer signed an executive order which cuts Medicaid funding to her state’s poorest residents, at least two people have died as the result of having their organ transplant claims denied. How’s that for an example of a Republican government bureaucrat coming between a doctor and his/her patient?

THIS JUST IN: Minnesota’s moonbat-crazy Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann made the news twice this week. First it was revealed that she is considering a run for the presidency in 2012. Then, just a day later, she introduced a bill to repeal the financial regulatory law recently enacted by the Democrats. The law’s co-sponsor Barney Frank (D-MA) lambasted the repeal effort in true flamboyant fashion. He said, “They yearn to return to the thrilling days of yesteryear, so the loan arrangers can ride again – untrammeled by any rules restraining irresponsibility, excess, deception, and most of all, infinite leverage.” The man has away with words and makes a more than valid point.

BREAKING NEWS: This week’s episode of “The Misinformed” features the Fox News audience. A recent poll conducted by WorldPublicOpinion.org revealed that “Those who watched Fox News almost daily were significantly more likely than those who never watched it to believe that most economists estimate the stimulus caused job losses (12 points more likely), most economists have estimated the health care law will worsen the deficit (31 points), the economy is getting worse (26 points), most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring (30 points), the stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts (14 points), their own income taxes have gone up (14 points), the auto bailout only occurred under Obama (13 points), when TARP came up for a vote most Republicans opposed it (12 points) and that it is not clear that Obama was born in the United States (31 points). The effect was also not simply a function of partisan bias, as people who voted Democratic and watched Fox News were also more likely to have such misinformation than those who did not watch it–though by a lesser margin than those who voted Republican.” Anyone surprised?

THIS JUST IN: It would not be a newsworthy week without some mention of Sarah Palin, now would it? It is especially rewarding when we can mention Palin and conservative Pundit Ann “The Man” Coulter in the same story. This week the Coulter guy tweeted, “Great video: head of GOProud interviewed by retarded person on MSNBC,” and provided a link to this interview, in which Barron of Republican gay rights group GOProud defends the group’s conservative credentials to Cenk Uygur, after invitees of the Conservative Political Action Conference boycotted an event over the inclusion of Barron’s organization. You might remember that last year Sarah Palin called for the firing of Rahm Emanuel for using the word “retard” but gave a pass to both Rush Limbaugh and shock-jock Ted Nugent for using the same word. Will Palin now call out Coulter or defend her use of the word as she did with the two right wingers? What is your guess? Oh and by the way, Ted Nugent is showing Palin no love. This week he told Anderson Cooper that he would not vote for Palin if she runs for president.

BREAKING NEWS: Speaking of Sarah Palin, Enteratinment Weekly (EW) reports that there will be no second season of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”. “EW did its due diligence and discovered there are no plans to send uber-producer Mark Burnett back to Wasilla with Palin, who’s lured an averaged 3.2 million viewers to TLC with her show. So this Sunday’s two-hour finale of Sarah Palin’s Alaska appears to be its last.” EW also states that “it makes sense why Palin wouldn’t want to commit to another season: If she and her family chose to shoot more episodes, it would surely be interpreted as a sign that she had no plans to run for office. By not doing a second round, Palin would spare TLC the trouble of having to provide her fellow candidates with equal-access time of their own in the event she did decide to run.” In Lynnrockets’ opinion, this is simply another charade by the Queen of Quit. If Palin agreed to film a 2nd season of her un-reality show this summer, it would reveal that she is not running for president. The only reason that Palin continues to draw the limelight and profit from it, is that she teases that she will run for office in 2012. As soon as it is certain that she will not run for the presidency, she is no longer newsworthy and her cash-cow will run dry. Consequently, Sarah Palin will do everything in her power to prolong the hype that she might run. As we all know however, in the end she is unelectable. Thank the Lord.

In honor of the troops, 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 song parody.

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

IMAGINE

(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…

(Aye-hi-hi-i-i-i…)

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-hoo-oo-oo-oo)

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-hoo-oo-oo-oo)

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

Sunday Morning Coffee (or Tea) – 58

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 “Not All Of My Children” features Sarah Palin. The former ex-quitting half-term Governor of Alaska has just released a new ad which looks strikingly like a Presidential candidate’s ad. In it, she makes reference to all her wonderful “Mama Grizzlies”. Problem is, she apparently has disinherited some of her unsuccessful cubs. Christine O’Donnell, Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman, Sharron Angle and Linda McMahon are all conspicuously absent. Let’s watch…

THIS JUST IN: Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) gave the most spot-on victory speech last Tuesday evening. After trouncing the Sarah Palin endorsed Teapublican Sean Bielat, he said this…

Go get’em Barney!

BREAKING NEWS: This week’s episode of “Despicable Me” stars Sarah Palin. The Queen of Quit included the following “tweet” as one of her favorites on her Twitter account: “The Blood of Jesus ATLAH World Missionary Church” in New York. The sign read: “The blood of Jesus against Obama history made 4 Nov 2008 a Taliban Muslim illegally elected president USA:Hussein.” The next time someone tells you that members of the Tea Party are not racist, vile, violent and deranged, show them Palin’s favorite “tweet”.

THIS JUST IN: It was nice to see the Democrats pick-up a few election victories after Tuesday. Patty Murray won a Washington Senate seat by defeating Sarah Palin endorsed Teapublican Dino Rossi; Pat Quinn won the Illinois Governor’s race by defeating far-right Republican Bill Brady; John Kitzhaber won the Oregon Governor’s race by defeating Republican Chris Dudley; Michael Bennet won a Colorado Senate seat by defeating Sarah Palin endorsed Teapublican Ken Buck and John Hickenlooper won the Colorado Governor’s race by defeating Sarah Palin endorsed Tea-Bagger Tom Tancredo. Dan Malloy won the Connecticut Governor’s race by defeating republican Tom Foley. Most surprising of all however, was that Jenny Oropeza won a California state senate seat by defeating Republican John Stammreich. This is startling because Ms. Oropeza passed away two weeks before the election.

BREAKING NEWS: This week’s episode of “Never Trust An Unnamed Source Unless It Furthers My Agenda” features Minnesota’s Teapublican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. The moon-bat crazy Bachmann was punked into believing an anonymous source quoted by an Indian newspaper that claimed that President Obama’s 10 day trip to India will cost in excess of $ 2 billion: $200 million a day, 34 diverted Navy ships, a 2,000-person presidential entourage, and 870 hotel rooms in India. To put things in perspective, the alleged daily cost of the trip would exceed the daily cost of the Afghan war. When pressed by CNN‘s Anderson Cooper to back up her numbers, Bachmann responded, “These are the numbers that are coming out in the press.” Of course she forgot to mention that the “press’ which she relied upon consisted of an unnamed Indian and the Drudge Report. The story has been denied by the Obama administration as “wildly inflated”. Michelle Bachmann is a crazy person and anyone that votes for her should be institutionalized.

THIS JUST IN: The next time some Tea Partier tells you that, as a result of the Republican capture of the House of Representatives in the last election, the Health Care Reform Law will now be repealed, tell them this. Tommy Thompson, the health and human services secretary under President George W. Bush says,

“When it’s all said and done, you’re not going to be able to repeal health care because President Obama is not going to sign it. And they don’t have enough votes to override a veto, so why push a cart uphill when you know it’s not going to be able to get to the top?”

BREAKING NEWS: This week’s episode of “Ouch! That’s Gonna Leave A Mark” co-stars former President George W. Bush and former ex-quitting half-term governor of Alaska Sarah Palin. The concensus fifth worst President in the history of our great nation has told friends that Palin is not qualified to be President. “Naming Palin makes Bush think less of McCain as a man,” a Republican official familiar with Bush’s thinking told the Daily News. “He thinks McCain ran a lousy campaign with an unqualified running mate and destroyed any chance of winning by picking Palin.” Heckuva job, McCain.
THIS JUST IN: David Letterman: “[Sarah Palin] says she wants limited government. … Does she mean fewer elected officials? Or few elected officials who will resign in the middle of their term? I think limited government will be perfect for her limited abilities.”
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.

The Ballad Of Davey Crockett song link:  http://www.televisiontunes.com/Davey_Crocket.html

THE BALLAD OF SARAH PALIN

(sung to the television theme song “Ballad Of Davey Crockett”)

Lives in a compound up in Wassilly,
Behind a big fence so Joe can’t see
She got a taste of being “Mavericky”,
So she quit her job as Alaska’s G
Sarah, Sarah Palin, the lipsticked mama bear!

Tea-Baggers follow her where she goes,
Starin’ at their tv’s when she’s on Fox shows
A Palin sighting sets them all aglow,
As she shakes their hands and then takes all their dough
Sarah, Sarah Palin, spreading her hate and fear!

Through Red State woods she’s a marchin’ along,
Makin’ up yarns like her “death panel” song
Her looks are frightenin’ and she smells quite strong,
She’s really just a liar with facts all wrong
Sarah, Sarah Palin, the brain-dead buccaneer!

Letterman said that she dresses like a whore,
Then she screamed so much that her throat got sore
She had money but she needed some more,
Got herself a Greyhound for her book tour
Sarah, Sarah Palin, profiteering pioneer!

She says the Lord is her guiding hand,
And dinosaurs co-existed with man
All those books that disagree should be banned,
That sciencey stuff she don’t understand
Sarah, Sarah Palin, logic she will not hear!

She believes that Congress should go to Hell,
She will send them there by castin’ a witch spell
Palin wants Washington to listen well,
To all those fabrications that she does tell
Sarah, Sarah Palin, the moonbat of the year!

When she goes home her politickin’ done,
Alaskans all will up and run
But Sarah will pick up her trusty gun,
And shoot up all her neighbors just for fun
Sarah, Sarah Palin, her rifle sight is clear!

She moved to Houston an’ Austin so,
To the southern states she just had to go
Tea-Baggers were fightin’ another foe,
And Sarah hates the immigrant Joe
Sarah, Sarah Palin, nativist without peer!

She’s not the smartest but she is dumbest,
Despite six schools could not pass a test
When it comes to being dumb she’s the best,
She should make her home in a cuckoo’s nest
Sarah, Sarah Palin, the lipsticked mama bear!

Tea-Baggers Squeezed Dry In Massachusetts

Pres. Barack Obama and MA Gov. Deval Patrick

It was not all bad news yesterday. The Democrats lost the House as expected but they maintained control of the Senate. Consequently, there is no chance that radically conservative bills can emerge from Congress. Furthermore, virtually all of Sarah Palin’s hand chosen Tea Party crackpots lost. The voters said “no” to Sharron “2nd Amendment remedies” Angle. The voters said “no” to Christine “Masturbation is Adultery” O’Donnell. The voters said “no” to Linda “Women are Sex Objects” McMahon. The voters said “no” to Carly “Worst CEO in History” Fiorina. The voters said “no” to Meg “Illegal Housekeeper” Whitman. The voters said “no” to John “Lasers in the Sky” Raese. The voters said “no” to Sean “Privatize Social Security” Bielat. The voters said “no” to Tom “Let’s Bomb Mecca” Tancredo. And, it looks like the voters will say “no” to Joe “Dump Social Security” Miller and Dino “Repeal Wall Street Reform” Rossi. In short, Sarah Palin was “refudiated” in a big way.

Additionally, it is now apparent that Scott “Nudist” Brown’s Tea Party fueled Senate victory in Massachusetts last January was a fluke. Unlike most every other state (with the notable exceptions of New York and California), Massachusetts elected Democrats to virtually every elective office yesterday. Indeed, the state is bluer today than it was yesterday.

Brown’s surprise election was heralded (mostly by the Boston Herald Enquirer) as the beginning of a Republican revolution in the Bay State. He emboldened the state G.O.P. to challenge incumbent Democrats for the first time in decades. Problem is, the Republicans had no credible candidates. Additionally, Brown’s victory did not serve to energize the G.O.P. as much as it served to awaken and energize the hibernating Democratic Party voters who had become complacent after so many years of success. In short, Massachusetts voters vowed that they would not be fooled again. And they were not.

In yesterday’s elections, all statewide elected offices, including a closely fought governor’s race, and the entire 10-member US House delegation remained in Democratic hands, despite a national tide that left Republicans celebrating large gains last night. The Boston Globe reports that Peter Ubertaccio, a political science professor at Stonehill College said, “I don’t know how they view this as anything but a total disaster. I just don’t know what a political party does if all indicators across the nation, across the state, all point to a Republican year and they can’t win any races.”

Perhaps longterm Congressman Barney Frank put it best in his victory speech when he said, “The campaigns run by most Republicans were beneath the dignity of a democracy, and I am delighted they were repudiated.’’

Lynnrockets congratulates:

Deval Patrick
Barney Frank
John Tierney
Bill Keating
John Olver
Richard Neal
Jim McGovern
Niki Tsongas
Ed Markey
Mike Capuano
Stephen “Dino” Lynch
Steve Grossman
Suzanne Bump
Martha Coakley
Bill Galvin
Ben Downing
James Timilty
Mike Rodrigues
Mark Montigny
Dan Wolf
Steve Baddour
Fred Berry
Barry Finegold
Tom McGee
Jim Welch
Gale Candaras
Eileen Donaghue
Cynthia Creem
Karen Spilka
Sal DiDomenico
Jim Eldridge
Brian Joyce
John Keenan
Therese Murray
Marc Pacheco
Tom Kennedy
Anthony Petruccelli
Mike Bush
Harriette Chandler
Steve Brewer
Jen Flanagan and
Richard Moore

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 song parody.

Scott Brown's favorite birthday suit

Charlie Brown song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UnPzp2lmNk

SCOTTIE BROWN

(sung to the Coasters song “Charlie Brown”)

Fe-fe, fi-fi, fo-fo, fum
He’s the senator that will bare his bum

Scottie Brown, Scottie Brown
He’s a clown, that nude Scott Brown
He likes to bare his bod
In those magazines
(That’s why everybody’s always pickin’ on me)

That’s him on his knees
I know that’s him
Yeah, from 7 come 11
Down in the Senate gym

Scottie Brown, Scottie Brown
He’s a clown, that nude Scott Brown
Craig thinks that he’s hot
He hopes to steal a peek
(Why’s Lynnrockets always pickin’ on me)

Who’s always nude at the roll call?
Who’s lurking in the men’s room stalls?
Who’s sporting his bat and balls?
Guess who? (who me?) yeah, you!

Who walks through the Senate dumb and slow?
Who calls Mitch McConnell, Daddy-O?

Scottie Brown, Scottie Brown
He’s going down, next time around
His votes can be bought
Just you wait and see
(Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me)

(musical interlude)

He is in the Party that says “No”
With his private parts swinging to and fro

Scottie Brown, Scottie Brown
He’s a clown, that nude Scott Brown
He’s showing a lot
His bum, his wee-wee
(Why’s Lynnrockets always pickin’ on me)

Would Palin Still Endorse Sean Bielat If She Knew…

The Newton Tab Blog from Massachusetts writes, “Sarah Palin endorsed Republican Sean Bielat in his race against incumbent Congressman Barney Frank today.  When we asked Bielat how he differs from Palin, he was vague, saying that the differences are stylistic.  (He’s reluctant to take a stand on an issue unless it’s in contrast to Frank’s opinion). When asked his opinion on stem cell research, he said he “supports the current policy.”

“I wonder if Palin would still endorse him knowing that he agrees that “research involving human embryonic stem cells and human non-embryonic stem cells has the potential to lead to better understanding and treatment of many disabling diseases and conditions.” (Executive Order 13505—Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells)”

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.

Yellow Submarine song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM5NIi8m_kQ

YELLOW SARAH P.

(Sung to the Beatles song “Yellow Submarine”)

In the state where she was born,
The A.I.P. wants to secede,
Todd, “the First Dude’s” bossy wife,
Yes, her name is Sarah P.

Once the mayor of Wasilla,
And a one-time beauty queen,
Now she shills for “Arctic Cat”
Cheering for Todd’s snow-machine.

Alaska must get rid of Sarah P.,
Rid of Sarah P., Rid of Sarah P.
Alaska must get rid of Sarah P.,
Rid of Sarah P., Rid of Sarah P.

And her friends just love their boss,
Meg Stapleton and old Wayne Ross,
Now their band begins to play…

(Trumpets play)
DaDaDaDumpDeDumpDeDump
DaDaDaDumpDeDumpDeDump

Alaska must get rid of Sarah P.,
Rid of Sarah P., Rid of Sarah P.
Alaska must get rid of Sarah P.,
Rid of Sarah P., Rid of Sarah P.

(Full speed ahead, Ms. Palin, full speed!
Russia’s over here, Mam!
Putin! Putin!
Aye, aye, Mam, fire!
Guv’nor! Guv’nor!)

Now she lives a life of ease,
But can’t recite her A-B-C’s, (her A-B-C’s)
“Hockey Mom” (hockey mom), with “lipstick on”, (lipstick on)
Savior of (savior of) the G.O.P. (G.O.P.) (Hahaha!)

Alaska must get rid of Sarah P.,
Rid of Sarah P., Rid of Sarah P.
Alaska must get rid of Sarah P.,
Rid of Sarah P., Rid of Sarah P.

(fading)

Alaska must get rid of Sarah P.,
Rid of Sarah P., Rid of Sarah P.
Alaska must get rid of Sarah P.,
Rid of Sarah P., Rid of Sarah P.

Nudist US Senator Scott Brown Speaks With Forked Tongue

Poor Scott Brown. The newly elected and clothing challenged US Senator from Massachusetts continues to put his foot in his mouth. Last Sunday he appeared on Face The Nation and said he plans to participate in a Republican filibuster of the financial regulatory rules as proposed by majority Democrats unless they are changed, but he has not offered any specific proposals. Then again, it is the modus operandi for the G.O.P. to demonize all things proposed by Democrats while failing to propose any specific alternatives of their own. Remember their non-existent health care reform legislation?  Moreover, it appears that Brown simply fabricated an estimate of jobs that would be lost in Massachusetts if the Democrats’ regulations were enacted.

The Boston Globe reports that Brown said that his weekend prediction on national TV Sunday that tightening Wall Street rules would kill 25,000 to 35,000 jobs in Massachusetts was “based on my speaking with industry leaders’’ in recent weeks, but he did not cite any specific analysis. A representative of Brown’s office said that Brown was given the estimate by the chief executive of MassMutual, a large insurance company headquartered in Springfield.

The Boston Globe revealed however, that,

MassMutual officials said Sunday, and again yesterday, that they did not give Brown any firm estimates of projected job losses in the Bay State. The company said it warned of unspecified job losses in the future and provided him with estimates — dramatically inflated estimates, the company acknowledged yesterday — of jobs lost thus far in the current recession. MassMutual officials said they had overcounted the losses in a way that nearly doubled the impact.

Peter Morici, a professor at the University of Maryland and former director of the Office of Economics at the US International Trade Commission was quoted as saying,

I don’t see it either creating or destroying very many jobs, certainly not in numbers that are quantifiable. I’m no fan of this legislation. I kind of like Scott Brown. But . . . I don’t know where he comes up with numbers like that.

As usual, Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) summed up Brown’s allegation quite nicely. He said,

No one has argued to us this is going to be cutting jobs as an overall in the economy. I have no idea where that figure came from. I don’t think anybody does. It may have just been spewed out by the Icelandic volcano with some of the other debris.

Pressed by The Boston Globe to describe the source of his estimate, Brown said the figure was “based on my speaking with the industry leaders over the last month or so.’’ Brown aides then cited a study by the Business Roundtable — which largely opposes the current bill — estimating that a crackdown on a financial tool called over-the-counter derivatives would cause companies to be less profitable, resulting in 100,000 to 120,000 direct and indirect job cuts nationwide. The industry group did not provide any Massachusetts-specific figures however

Brown aides then said on Sunday that the figures were provided to him by Roger W. Crandell, the chief executive of Springfield-based MassMutual, during a meeting they had on Friday.

MassMutual officials initially said they provided Brown with no such estimate. Yesterday, company officials explained that they had given Brown an estimate of how many jobs have been lost in the Massachusetts financial sector since the recession — which they told him was about 33,000 jobs — and said the current legislation could further exacerbate the problem. They did not however, provide Brown with any figure or an analysis of job loss.

Senator Brown has now demonstrated that he will simply parrot the assertions of anybody that agrees with him without first checking the veracity of the allegation or the methodology of any analysis cited. Like his Republican brethren, Scott Brown has revealed that he will utilize unsubstantiated fear as a means to oppose Democratic party initiatives. Perhaps like Sarah Palin, he too should pursue employment as a reality television show host. Maybe something called Republican Fear Factor.

The Senator wears no clothes

It appears however, that once again Brown’s vote may be as meaningless as his 41st vote against health care reform which he never had the opportunity to cast. Democrats state that it is likely that they will be able to gain bipartisan support from at least one of the following Republican Senators:Collins (ME), Snowe (ME), Corker (TN) or Shelby (AL). A vote from any one of them will prevent Brown’s threatened filibuster. If that happens, Scott Brown’s tenure to date will have been meaningless. Let’s hope it stays that way.

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.

Charlie Brown song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UnPzp2lmNk

SCOTTIE BROWN

(sung to the Coasters song “Charlie Brown”)

Fe-fe, fi-fi, fo-fo, fum
He’s the senator that will bare his bum

Scottie Brown, Scottie Brown
He’s a clown, that nude Scott Brown
He likes to bare his bod
In those magazines
(That’s why everybody’s always pickin’ on me)

That’s him on his knees
I know that’s him
Yeah, from 7 come 11
Down in the Senate gym

Scottie Brown, Scottie Brown
He’s a clown, that nude Scott Brown
Craig thinks that he’s hot
He hopes to steal a peek
(Why’s Lynnrockets always pickin’ on me)

Who’s always nude at the roll call?
Who’s lurking in the men’s room stalls?
Who’s sporting his bat and balls?
Guess who? (who me?) yeah, you!

Who walks through the Senate dumb and slow?
Who calls Mitch McConnell, Daddy-O?

Scottie Brown, Scottie Brown
He’s going down, next time around
His votes can be bought
Just you wait and see
(Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me)

(musical interlude)

He is in the Party that says “No”
With his private parts swinging to and fro

Scottie Brown, Scottie Brown
He’s a clown, that nude Scott Brown
He’s showing a lot
His bum, his wee-wee
(Why’s Lynnrockets always pickin’ on me)

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Sunday Morning Coffee (or Tea) – 17

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BREAKING NEWS:  Is it a surprise to anyone that a “sex tape” has emerged starring former Ms. California, Carrie Jean Prejean? Apparently in her perfect world, marriage is a sacred institution between a woman and her sex toy. Like the other beauty pageant runner-up, the former ex-quitting governor of Alaska Sarah Palin, everything she touches turns to crap. Then again, the sex tape indicates that Prejean may have a promising solo career. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more.

THIS JUST IN: In light of Glenn Beck’s recent emergency appendectomy, would it be fair to say that now Glenn Beck is also sick of Glenn Beck? Also, too (as Sarah Palin would say) is he worried about being cared for by those thuggish SEIU nurses?

BREAKING NEWS:  Michele Bachmann (R – Nutsville) said on CNN’s American Morning this week that Democrats have forgotten the lessons from the contentious town hall meetings this August in which angry conservatives criticized health care reform. She also said,

I think what we’re going to see is the town hall coming to Washington, D.C., just to remind members of Congress [that] we’re the ones we would like you to pay attention to, not lobbyists. And we don’t want the government to own our health care

Just wondering, but don’t the lobbyists represent the private health insurers and not a proposed government run public option? Why does Bachmann accuse the Democrats of siding with the lobbyists when they are seeking to create a not for profit public program? Methinks the crazy one is confused. Again.

THIS JUST IN: Christmas shopping will be a lot less expensive this year than originally thought. Newsmax has just slashed the price of Sarah Palin’s soon to be released memoir, Going Rogue to $ 4.97. That’s right, you can now enjoy a comic read over the holidays and then kindle your fireplace for less than the price of a gallon of eggnog.

BREAKING NEWS: Michele Bachmann’s (R – Mars) Chief of Staff, Michele Marston has announced that she is quitting her job. She has refused to give an explanation as to her reasons for leaving however, POLITICO reports that a conservative Republican House member, speaking on the condition of anonymity, has said, “When your captain’s crazy, it’s time to find a new ship.” Were truer words ever spoken?

THIS JUST IN: The most recent USA Today/Gallup survey released November 5th contains more troubling news for the political future of the former ex-quitting governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin. the poll reveals that only one in three Americans would seriously consider voting for Palin in the 2012 presidential election. Is that the fat lady that we can hear singing?

BREAKING NEWS:  Last night the House of Representatives passed its version of a health care reform bill by a vote of 220 to 215. It is a bi-partisan bill because one Republican, Joseph Cao of Louisiana voted in favor of its passage. The bill includes a public option as well as prohibitions against insurance denial for pre-existing conditions and it prohibits increased premiums based on medical condition or gender. Not unexpectedly, the House Republicans stood silent and teary eyed as the votes were counted. Today they will lick their their wounds at a tea party at the home of John Boehner (pronounced, “boner”).

THIS JUST IN: Speaking of John Boehner (pronounced, “boner”), did anyone hear him at Michele Bachmann’s (R- La La Land) Teabagger Protest at the Capitol this week? He held up a copy of what was purportedly the United States Constitution and began reciting it to the meager crowd in attendance. Problem is, the words in his recital were from the Declaration of Independence and not the Constitution. These Republicans are pure and simple uneducated buffoons.

BREAKING NEWS:  Former ex-quitting governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin will be the Republican speaker at this year’s Gridiron Club and Foundation’s winter dinner. The dinner is organized by the group which is comprised of journalists from around the nation. Will Palin have the guts to tell them to their faces, “quit making stuff up”? Probably not, inasmuch as the dinner is scheduled a few weeks after the release of Palin’s ghostwritten memoir which is sure to contain a lot of made-up stuff. I wonder if these journalists will be allowed to record, take notes or comment upon Palin’s speech at their own function. By the way, the Democratic Party speaker will be Barney Frank of Massachusetts. hopefully, he will speak second so that the eloquent and sharp tongued orator can comment upon whatever Palin had to say. Keep your fingers crossed.

Now it is time for today’s Sarah Palin song parody. In honor of the troops, please click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along.

Born To Run song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTEjjGW3vUA&feature=related

BORN TO RUN

(sung to the Bruce Springsteen song “Born To Run”)

In the day she sweats it out on the streets, she’s a runner-up beauty pageant queen
At night she tears her hair out in worry atop Todd’s snow-machine
Hate filled rages at the five and dime
High heeled, misdirected and sporting a sixties beehive, Whoa
Wasilla town hopes she never comes back
She’s a dumb quack, a political hack
Sarah speaketh with a forked tongue
But tramps like her, baby they were born to run
(yes she will run)

Sarah’s got thin skin but she’ll run again
She can’t find work on television
SarahPAC will cater to her whims
Their dedicated to her mission
Together they will dish out crap
She’ll run till she drops, maybe from a heart attack, Whoa
All her friends, she’ll continue to hire
‘cause baby she wants to be the next “Decider”
But her wagon has lost all its wheels
She behaves like a little child girl, a pitbull refusing to heel
(full of baloney)

(instrumental interlude)

She’s filled with malice right down to the bones buried in her backyard
She casts no reflection in brand new mirrors
Like a vampire caught off guard
Her unfeeling heart, rises cold and dark
A dominatrix with an iron fist
She’s gonna try to befriend thee in the deep dark night
With a wink and a blown kiss, Huhh

(another instrumental)

(one two three four…)

She’s got a bunch of Fox News zeroes that fuel her hopes and drive
Sarah Palin likes you if you are white and have no use for gay pride
Every Wednesday she will give an address
That will reveal all the madness in her soul, Whoa
Someday girl, we don’t know when, you’ll learn that you’re a disgrace
Something we already know, her career will be done
But till then just like puss, Sarah will return to run

Oh, Sarah just like puss, baby we hope that you run

Please believe me, all of us baby, sure hope that you will run

Being (Barney) Frank With Tea-Baggers

Anti-Health Care Reform Protesters and their clever signs

Anti-Health Care Reform Protesters and their clever signs

I do not mean to brag, but sometimes I am very proud that I live in Massachusetts, the “Cradle of Liberty.” In this most blue of all blue states, political discourse is welcomed. Starting with those “Founding Fathers” that conservative Republicans love to invoke so frequently, through those hate filled days of court imposed desegregated school busing in the 1970′s, and right up to today’s Anti-Health Care Reform protests at congressional town hall meetings, Bay Staters have encouraged vigorous public debate. Perhaps it is a by-product of the over 120 colleges and universities in the Boston metropolitan area, that the population is educated and enlightened enough to realize that well informed decision making will trump ill-informed rabble rousing most every time. That might also explain why the Commonwealth has never in its 389 year history, had a Republican Governor serve two full terms.

But I digress. The purpose of this particular post is to illustrate how to best conduct a town hall meeting when alleged protesters that are bought, paid for and bussed to the meeting by Republican interest groups funded by Republican lobbying firms attempt to disrupt the meetings rather than to engage in thoughtful discussion. To that end, please welcome Congressman Barney Frank.

On August 18, 2009, Frank held a town hall meeting in Dartmouth, MA. There were plenty of Health Care Reform supporters and vocal opponents. Unlike many of his brethren throughout the country however, Frank did not cancel his meeting, phone-in his meeting, or resort to accepting only written questions. On the contrary, he explained precisely why he supported health care reform, allowed opponents to question him and provided thorough fact based answers to those questions.

Whenever an opponent resorted to the Republican Interest Group tactic of simply disrupting the meeting by means of screaming and shouting out talking points, Frank confronted them directly. He shamed them, in no uncertain terms, by telling them that such behavior was counter-productive to their cause and would not be tolerated. When attacked by shouted myths of health care reform, such as mandated coverage for illegal immigrants, death panels and budget implosion, he calmly countered with facts taken verbatim from the draft of the most recent incarnation of the proposed bill. In short, he held his ground.

Most impressive however, was the way in which he handled those opponents that displayed personally derogatory illustrations of the President and/or made Nazi comparisons. He fired back at them without pulling any punches. To one woman that displayed a caricature of President Obama in which he resembled Hitler, Frank berated her by asking what planet she came from and then told her that trying to hold a conversation with her was akin to having a conversation with his living room table. She was silenced by her own absurdity.

Barney Frank has manufactured the template for all members of Congress to utilize at town hall meetings. Have a comprehensive knowledge of your material; express it thoroughly yet succinctly; allow opponents to question you civilly and respond in kind; and when confronted by ill informed obtrusive or insulting behavior, exercise your 2nd Amendment rights and fire back unapologetically. To you Mr. Frank, I say, “Bravo.”

Please do yourself a favor and watch this entire clip. They should make multiple copies and hand them out to every member of Congress.

OK, now for the funny stuff. Today’s song parody is my version of the Tea-Baggers’ National Anthem. As Sarah Palin would say, in honor of the troops, please click on the song link below to have more fun singing along. (As an aside, please note that the music video link is in honor of recently deceased filmmaker, John Hughes and is a clip from his wonderful film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

Twist And Shout song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUrOMB-iBLk&feature=related

BITCH AND SHOUT

(sung to The Beatles version of the song “Twist And Shout”)

Well, make it up, ladies, now (make it up, ladies)
Bitch and shout (bitch and shout)
C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, ladies, now (come on ladies)
Know what you’re talkin’ about (talking about)

Start spreadin’ some doubt, honey (spreadin’ some doubt)
Wear your pillowcase hood (pointy hood)
You got the bullshit flowin’ now (bullshit flowin’)
And you’re sportin’ some wood (didn’t know you could)

Just make it up, baby, now (make it up, baby)
Bitch and shout (bitch and shout)
C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, baby, now (come on baby)
You got to start spreadin’ doubt (start spreading doubt)

Just show your twisted little world (shit little world)
Hold up your twisted sign (twisted sign)
Go on up, bitch a little closer, now (bitch a little closer)
And just hold that party line (hold that party line)

Ah
Ahh
Ahhh
Ahhhh
Ahhhhh

Yeah, you’re frothing like rabies, now (frothing like rabies)
Bitch and shout (bitch and shout)
C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, baby, now (come on baby)
Jumping and screeching out loud (screaming out loud)

Just show your twisted little world (shit little world)
Hold up your twisted sign (twisted sign)
Go on up, bitch a little closer, now (bitch a little closer)
And just hold that party line (hold that party line)

Well, fake it, fake it, fake it, baby, now (make it up, baby)
Well, fake it, fake it, fake it, baby, now (make it up, baby)
Well, fake it, fake it, fake it, baby, now (make it up, baby)

Ah
Ahh
Ahhh
Ahhhh

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