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 News‘ “Fox & 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
(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
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
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: Remember Doug Hoffman? Sure you do. He was one of the first Tea-Baggers that Sarah Palin endorsed last year. Palin endorsed him in the special election for New York’s 23rd District congressional race instead of the Republican candidate. As the result of Hoffman’s injection in the race, the Republican vote was split, the Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava dropped out of the race and endorsed Democrat Bill Owens and Owens ran away with a huge victory in the election. Somehow Palin managed to help the Democrats win a seat that they had not held for over 100 years. Well, not to be forgotten, Hoffman decided to throw his hat into the regularly scheduled race for the same seat this year. He has also modeled himself after after Sarah Palin because we learned last Tuesday, that like his BFF, he has quit the race. Sarah Palin sure has a way of rubbing off on Tea-Baggers. Vote Democrat Bill Owens!
THIS JUST IN: This week’s episode of “Damn It, They Caught Me!” features Rand Paul, the moonbat-crazy Tea Party/Republican nominee for a Kentucky U.S. Senate seat. Paul is the guy who disagrees with the 14th Amendment’s prohibition against racial discrimination in privately owned places of public accomodation such as lunch counters and busses. He has also said that Medicaid is a form of “intergenerational warfare”. What he has not admitted to however is that 50% of his medical practice’s income is in the form of Medicare and Medicaid payments. Vote Democrat Jack Conway in Kentucky!
BREAKING NEWS: Sarah Palin let slip Tuesday that Dancing With The Stars wanted her husband, Todd “First Dude” Palin to be a contestant – but she didn’t say if he was sought out instead of her daughter Bristol, who is currently appearing on the show and narrowly advanced to the fourth week of competition. “They wanted Todd to be on the show,” Palin remarked during a speaking appearance in Houston. “I think that would have been cool to see, too. But here Bristol is, out of her comfort zone, doing something all new.” Is Sarah implying that ballroom dancing is within Todd’s “comfort zone”? Please Sarah, tell us more.
THIS JUST IN: This week’s episode of “Out-Foxed” stars, you guessed it, Fox News. The unfair and unbalanced news network was embarrassed last week when it falsely reported that the Los Angeles police purchased 10,000 jet-packs at a cost of $ 100,000.00 each to patrol the city’s streets. Fox’s crack mathematics team was apparently unable to figure out the total price of the fictitious purchase would have been well out of reach for the city in that it equaled ONE BILLION DOLLARS! Need we even mention that Fox picked up the story from the crazy tabloid newspaper known as The World Daily News and ran with it without a fact check? We didn’t think so.
BREAKING NEWS: Joe Miller, the moon-bat, crazy Sarah Palin endorsed Tea Party/Republican nominee for one of Alaska’s U.S. Senate seats has proclaimed that he believes that unemployment benefits are unconstitutional. He has not however, stated whether his wife is unconstitutional inasmuch as it was revealed last week that she actually accepted unemployment benefits after having worked as her husband’s clerk in 2002 when he was a federal magistrate. Just another case of Tea Party/Republican “do as I say, not as I do”. Vote Democrat Scott McAdams!
THIS JUST IN: A new poll indicates that the Democrats have double digit leads in all three races at the top of the ballot in New York this year. According to a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday, New York State Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Cuomo holds a 14 point advantage over Republican nominee Carl Paladino, a Buffalo businessman and developer. According to the survey, New York’s two incumbent Democratic senators are leading their Republican challengers by double digits. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tops Joseph DioGuardi, her GOP opponent, 55 to 41 percent among likely voters, and Sen. Chuck Schumer leads his little known GOP challenger Jay Townsend 57 to 41 percent. Go Democrats!
BREAKING NEWS: This week’s episode of “Whack-Jobs Flying Under The Radar” features former Pennsylvania Senator Rick “Man on Dog” Santorum. The chairman of the National Man-Dog Love Association (NAMDLA) has formed a political action committee in Iowa. The forming of a PAC is one indication that a person is testing the waters for a future candidacy. Could it be for President? Let’s hope so, because the Republican primary needs all the crazies it can get.
THIS JUST IN: In the category of “Sometimes These Things Just Write Themselves“, we have Tea Party/Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from Delaware, Christine “Black Magic Woman” O’Donnell. The New York Times revealed last week that the evolution-denying candidate’s father had a television role playing Bozo the Clown. All we can say is, if nothing else, Christine sure has some big shoes to fill!
BREAKING NEWS: This week’s episode of “Let’s Watch Rand Paul Lie” features who else but Rand Paul the lying Tea Party/Republican candidate for a Kentucky U.S. Senate seat. let’s go directly to Paul’s most recent campaign ad and then his Democratic opponent, Jack Conway‘s response ad. This is a real doozy.
Please click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with the song parody.
A Day In The Life song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7fKh3Vbj8&feature=related
A DAY IN THE LIFE (OF THE G.O.P.)
(sung to the Beatles song “A Day In The Life”)
I read the news today oh, boy
About a senator who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well, I just had to laugh
Is there a photograph?
John Ensign’s tryst will leave a scar
A “family values” guy who’s values changed
His dirty laundry will be aired
We’ve seen his kind before
In hypocrisy the G.O.P. wins all of the awards
I watched the news today oh, boy
Seems David Vitter spent time with a whore
It was a girl so he’s not gay
But here’s the funny hook
It’s all in her book
He’d love to make her gone
Horned up and out of bed
Larry Craig needed some head
Went to the airport to find a pup
Things looking up, he thought he found some bait
Found a leg to give a pat
Caught a bust in seconds flat
Gave a poor excuse when the news broke
Just another joke in the dirty G.O.P.
Ah, ah,ah, ah, ah, ah ,ah ……….
I read the news today oh, boy
The Sunshine State’s Mark Foley is a queer
These guys spew hate but have no balls
The party’s sure to fall
Hypocritical A-holes heading straight into a wall
They’d love to turn you on