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Sunday Mid-Morning Coffee (or Tea) – 94

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

BREAKING NEWS: If the Occupy Wall Street protests have got your attention, you might like listening to the following list of 7 protest songs from days of yore as presented by NPR: “We Shall Overcome“, Mavis Staples singing “We Shall Not Be Moved“, Pete Seeger’s “Solidarity Forever“, “This Little Light Of Mine“, Tom Morello’s (Rage Against The Machine) unedited original version of Woodie Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land“, Ani DiFranco’s version of “Which Side Are You On?“, and The Roots’ version of  “Ain’t Gonna let Nobody Turn Me Around“. Enjoy.

THIS JUST IN:  Speaking of the Occupy Wall Street movement, it is interesting to note one of the original founders of the Tea Party movement believes OWS is not only comparable to the Tea Party, but can learn from its mistakes. RawStory.com reports that financial blogger Karl Denninger said, “back in 2008, I wrote that when we will actually see change is when the people come, they set up camp, and they refuse to go home. That appears to be happening now.” Denninger also states however, that the tea party has been hijacked by the Republican Party and “used to protect the very people it had originally opposed”. Now he advises Occupy Wall Street, “Don’t let It Happen.”

BREAKING NEWS:  The next time some Teapublican tells you that the Republicans have a viable “Jobs Bill”, please remind them that a Moody’s economist says the Republican plan released this week would “Likely push the economy back into recession”. In contrast, the same group maintains that President Obama’s “Jobs Bill” will create 1.9 million jobs and grow the economy by 2% while cutting unemployment by 1%.

THIS JUST IN:  The worm is turning at News Corp. Reuters reports that the shareholder advisory service affiliated to Britain’s largest pension fund has issued an instruction to investors to vote against Rupert Murdoch and his family members in re-elections to the firm’s board of directors on October 21st. Keep your fingers crossed that they are successful and eventually we may be able to celebrate new control of Fox News over here in the U.S.

BREAKING NEWS:  Some additional good news for President Obama is that ABC News reports that he and the Democratic National Committee raised a combined $70 million for the 2012 campaign from July through September. The figure exceeded estimates and more than 606,000 people donated including 257,000 first-time donors. Obama remains well ahead of all rivals in donations.

THIS JUST IN:  It was revealed this week in the Huffington Post that Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry once voted against (yes, against) a Texas bill that would have outlawed the state’s investments in the South African government during Apartheid. Perhaps this better explains the name of his hunting camp.

BREAKING NEWS:  This week’s episode of “Heroes of Compassion” features Florida republican state Rep. Brad Drake. ThinkProgress.com reports that he introduced a bill last week that would eliminate lethal injection as the execution method in Florida and substitute it with electrocution or the firing squad. His said, “I am so tired of being humane…” Nice guy, huh?

THIS JUST IN:  Does Bank Of America‘s recent decision to increase debit card fees on millions of Americans prove that it is tone deaf? Just asking?

BREAKING NEWS:  Just a reminder to you Democrats in Montana and Nebraska. Don’t forget to vote against Senators Jon Tester and Ben Nelson for siding with the Republicans and helping to sabotage the American economy when they voted against President Obama’s Jobs Bill last Tuesday.

THIS JUST IN:  This week’s “Most ridiculously Outrageous” quotation was uttered by Glenn Beck. On his radio show this week, the self-described “rodeo clown” had this to say about the Occupy Wall Street protesters, “They will come for you and drag you into the streets and kill you…they’re Marxist radicals…these guys are worse than Robespierre from the French Revolution…they’ll kill everybody.” This of course, is just the most recent of Beck’s predictions of world-ending uprisings.

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 today’s topical song parody.

Desperado song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BwOXlGbW6Q

Desperado

(sung to the Eagles song “Desperado”)

Desperado, you better come to your senses
Your racist offenses, so public now
Oh, you’re a hard one
But this will be your last season
The Fox boys are teasin’ you
Your show’s all done now

After your unseemly cryin’, boy
We knew you were unstable
We have all seen you fall apart on your set

Now it seems to me, you don’t bring
One sane sentence to the table
But what could one expect from crazy Glenn Beck

Desperado, you better fetch that old plunger
You’ll soon be flushed under that porcelain throne
Your kingdom, your kingdom fell and it’s not all that shocking
You just kept on talking till you were all alone

Will your deep dark soul hibernate in slime?
Your name, Glenn Beck, constitutes a crime
As does most everything that you say
Your sponsors all fleeing your show
Ain’t it funny as we watch them go away?

Desperado, You’ve shown us all what nonsense is
The prevailing sense is, you only hate
Your tears are rainin’, cuz you know nobody loves you
The Lord in Heaven up above you
(heaven up above you)
The Lord in Heaven up above you will decide your fate

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Sunday Mid-Morning Coffee (or Tea) – 45

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 “Fright on The Right” features the multitude of violent conservative right-wing crazies that have telephoned or emailed threats of harm to Federal Judge, Susan Bolton as the result of her ruling to issue a preliminary injunction against most of the provisions of Arizona’s racist immigration law. The right is simply comprised of sore losers. Rather than accept the loss at the District Court level and move the case peacefully through the appellate process, the right wingers resort to what they do best: talk about armed insurrections and violence to peaceful individuals. How predictable.

THIS JUST IN: It was nice to see a Democrat call out the hypocritical Republicans on the House floor last week. Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York took to the House floor to denounce the GOP for using parliamentary tactics to try and prevent a fund for the health of 9/11 responders from being established. The G.O.P. will do anything to oppose Democrats, even if that means turning against the victims of the 9/11 tragedy. Let’s go to the film:

BREAKING NEWS: This week’s episode of “Don’t Mess With The Blue Hairs” features Nevada’s Republican candidate for US Senate, the deranged Sharron Angle. Angle says, “We need to phase out Medicare and Social Security in favor of something privatized.” The Nevada chapter of the Alliance for Retired Americans, a national organization of retired union members says otherwise: “It’s a big concern for us. Seniors can’t afford Sharron Angle in the Senate, simple as that.” The message to Sharron Angle? Be careful because senior citizens in Nevada are many and they vote.

THIS JUST IN: Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska will become the first (and probably only) Democrat to vote against the nomination of Elena Kagan as Justice of the Supreme Court. Nelson says, “(I) have heard concerns from Nebraskans regarding Ms. Kagan, and her lack of a judicial record makes it difficult for me to discount the concerns raised by Nebraskans, or to reach a level of comfort that these concerns are unfounded.” Nelson didn’t however, outline what those worries were and Kagan is certain to win the seat. This is the same jerk that voted against the Health Care Reform Law. Nelson is also anti-choice and defends the Defense of Marriage Act. Why doesn’t he just end the charade and switch parties?

BREAKING NEWS: This week’s episode of “Don’t Make Me Laugh” features Republican US Senator from Louisiana, David “Diapers” Vitter. Notwithstanding his 2007 prostitute (and diaper wearing) scandal and a more recent controversy surrounding his retention of a top aide who attacked his girlfriend with a knife, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is seeking the endorsement of the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association. Talk about the fox guarding the whorehouse, oops we meant henhouse!

THIS JUST IN: Republican Texas governor Rick Perry lives in an alternative universe where truth is fiction and fiction is fact. On a radio program this week, Perry proclaimed that Texas “has the best health care in the country.” However, the truth is that while Texas’ health care system might work well for those who can afford to use its “fabulous” facilities, the state also has the highest rate of uninsured residents of any state in the country. Nearly 26 percent of Texans lack coverage — the national average is just 15.4 percent — meaning there are more uninsured residents in Texas than there are people in 33 states. If Perry follows through on his threat to secede from the United States he will be vindicated because Texas will then have “the best health care in the nation of Texas”!

BREAKING NEWS: This week’s episode of “Take That!” features Shirley Sherrod who announced this week that she will file a defamation lawsuit against serial liar Andrew Breitbart for his publication of a doctored videotape of one of her speeches. Breitbart will soon learn how it feels to be on the defensive.

THIS JUST IN: Let’s end today’s post by watching President Barack Obama slap down The View‘s Elisabeth Hasselbeck with a fact-based, yet polite, retort to her question about job creation. The best part is when the audience shows its agreement with the President’s view by means of its loud applause. Please click on the link (Here) to see the video.

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.

American Woman song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leSdvfYcDw0

REPUBLICAN WOMEN

(sung to the Guess Who song “American Woman”)

Republican women they’ve all lost their minds
Republican women, they’ve really lost their minds
Republican women they’ve all lost their minds
Republican women they’ve all lost their minds

Say “R”, say “E”, say “P”
Say “L”, say “I”, say “C”
Say “A” “N”

Republican women they’ve all lost their minds
Republican women they’ve all lost their minds
Republican women they’ve all lost their minds

Republican women, stay away from me
Republican women, from the G.O.P.
You are someone I’ll just ignore
I don’t wanna see your face no more
I got more important things to do
And I will never be sold on you

Now women, I said stay away

Republican women, listen what I say

Republican women, have no dignity
Republican women, and their tea-parties
Like I told you the time before
Michele Bachmann is just a bore
Mann Coulter I do despise
Malkin has a lazy eye
Now women, I said get away
Republican women, listen what I say

Republican women, it’s clear as day
Republican women, they’re no Tina Fey
Talk about defending our shores
Their husbands prefer time with whores
Jean Schmidt always makes a scene
Sarah Palin thinks she’s queen
Mary Matalin’s hypnotized
Ingraham’s mouth is super-sized
Now women, from the G.O.P.
Republican women, mama let me be

Go, gotta get away, gotta get away
Now go go go
Gonna leave you, women
Gonna leave you, women
Bye-bye
Bye-bye
Bye-bye
Bye-bye
You’re no good for me
I’m no good for you
Gonna look you right in the eye.
Tell you what I’m gonna do
You know I’m gonna leave
You know I’m gonna go
You know I’m gonna leave
You know I’m gonna go, women
I’m gonna leave, women
Goodbye, Republican women