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Rick Perry Finally Gives A Correct Response

The FrankenPerry Monster

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry appeared on Fox News a/k/a  the GOP Propaganda Network on Tuesday evening and expressed regret over taking part in the Republican debates. When asked if he feels he had made any mistakes in his campaign thus far, Perry responded it was, “probably ever doing one of the debates. All they’re interested in is stirring it up between the candidates instead of really talking about the issues that are important to the American people.”

Finally, an honest answer from Rick Perry. Anyone who has “taken one for the team” and watched the Republican debates knows that Rick Perry is a disaster on stage. He is simply incapable of providing a coherent and on-point answer to any question. He also has a tendency to lose his temper and speak in tongues. Back in September, Fox News’ very own Brit Hume summed it up best when he described one of Perry’s debate performances as follows:

“Perry really did throw-up all over himself at the debate and at a time when he really did need to raise his game, … he did worse…Perry is about one half a step away from total collapse as a candidate…What keeps happening here is these people have a moment, they get into the race as Perry did and zoom to the top and everybody is in love, and then we get a dose of them… and they don’t seem so great.”

Well said Mr. Hume. Very well said.

Rick Perry however, has other things to worry about as his campaign progresses and Americans learn more about him. For instance, his Texas miracle has been called into question. We learned that although Texas has been creating jobs, it leads the nation in jobs that pay only at or below the minimum wage and with no benefits. Perry also boasted that the federal govt. is too bloated and it should look to Texas as a model of how to create employment. Unfortunately for Perry, it was then revealed that Texas’ largest employer is actually the federal govt. (Fort Hood). Also despite Texas’ job growth, the state’s unemployment rate of 8.5 percent is higher than both the rate in Democratic New York and Massachusetts. Indeed Massachusetts’ lower unemployment rate of 7.3 percent was achieved despite the fact that the Bay State has near universal health insurance coverage as the result of its 2006 health reform law which includes personal mandates. On the contrary, Texas has the highest percentage of uninsured residents in the nation.

Speaking of health care, Rick Perry’s adamant opposition to health care reform has also called into question. You see, like flip-flopping Mitt Romney, Perry was also for health care reform before he was against it. The Daily Caller reports that in 1993, while serving as Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Perry praised the efforts of then-first lady Hillary Clinton to reform health care, a precursor to Obama’s health care reform efforts. In a letter to Ms. Clinton he wrote, “I think your efforts in trying to reform the nation’s health care system are most commendable” and “Again, your efforts are worthy, and I hope you will remember this constituency as the task force progresses.” Clinton’s health care proposal was of course, a single payer universal health plan. Ouch! That is going to leave a mark which the Tea Baggers will not miss.

An additional problem for Rick Perry’s Texas is that the tax cutting has led to a situation where Texas ranks 44th in expenditures per public school pupil. That has translated directly into Texas’ rank as the 43rd worse state in terms of percentage of high school graduates. This lack of academic achievement has simply provided a steady supply of applicants for all of Texas’ jobs which pay at the minimum wage or below. That probably does not bother Rick Perry all that much however, inasmuch as he was not much of a student himself. He was placed on academic probation while attending Texas A&M.

Perhaps Rick Perry is the actual Ponzi Scheme that he so often references. It appears that Rick Perry’s day in the sun is coming to an end. Republicans are beginning to chant, “Read My Lips, No New Texans!”

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.

The Beverly Hillbillies Theme song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFI-hhndCek

THE RICK PERRY HILLBILLY

(sung to the theme of “The Beverly Hillbillies”)

Come and listen to a story ‘bout a Gov. named Rick
Just like George Bush, a dumb and backwards hick
The Texans know they earn money for their food
Not cuz Rick’s around, it’s that bubbling crude
(Oil that is. Black Gold. Texas Tea)

As for sick folks Rick just hasn’t got a care
No insurance, all they have is prayer
Washington DC is the place he wants to be
So he threw his name in  for the Presidency
(Crazy that is, Bachmann, Newt Gingrich)

(academic probation break)

Well now its time to say good-bye to Rick and all his kin,
He is in New Hampshire raisin’ dough and campaignin’
He doesn’t know squat ‘bout economic policy
But that does not matter to those fools that drink his tea.
(Perry’s a hillbilly, that’s what we’ll call him now, cow polk)
Y’all come back now, y’hear?

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The Inconvenient Truth About Rick Perry

This pretty much sums it up.

It was just a couple of weeks ago when Texas gov. Rick Perry entered the GOP presidential candidates’ race and skyrocketed to the top of the polls. He was the big man on campus (actually, like George W. Bush he was a male cheerleader in college but that is beside the point). He was the soup of the day. He was the savior of the Republican Party.

But a funny thing happened on the way to the Presidency. People began to look at Rick Parry’s record.

First his Texas miracle was called into question. We learned that although Texas has been creating jobs, it leads the nation in jobs that pay only at or below the minimum wage and with no benefits. Perry also boasted that the federal govt. is too bloated and it should look to Texas as a model of how to create employment. Unfortunately for Perry, it was then revealed that Texas’ largest employer is actually the federal govt. (Fort Hood). Also despite Texas’ job growth, the state’s unemployment rate of 8.4 percent is higher than both the rate in Democratic New York and Massachusetts. Indeed Massachusetts’ lower unemployment rate of 7.6 percent was achieved despite the fact that the Bay State has near universal health insurance coverage as the result of its 2006 health reform law which includes personal mandates. On the contrary, Texas has the highest percentage of uninsured residents in the nation.

Speaking of health care, Rick Perry’s adamant opposition to health care reform was also called into question this week. You see, like flip-flopping Mitt Romney, Perry was also for health care reform before he was against it. The Daily Caller reports that in 1993, while serving as Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Perry praised the efforts of then-first lady Hillary Clinton to reform health care, a precursor to Obama’s health care reform efforts. In a letter to Ms. Clinton he wrote, “I think your efforts in trying to reform the nation’s health care system are most commendable” and “Again, your efforts are worthy, and I hope you will remember this constituency as the task force progresses.” Clinton’s health care proposal was of course, a single payer universal health plan. Ouch! That is going to leave a mark which the Tea Baggers will not miss.

An additional problem for Rick Perry’s Texas is that the tax cutting has led to a situation where Texas ranks 44th in expenditures per public school pupil. That has translated directly into Texas’ rank as the 43rd worse state in terms of percentage of high school graduates. This lack of academic achievement has simply provided a steady supply of applicants for all of Texas’ jobs which pay at the minimum wage or below. That probably does not bother Rick Perry all that much however, inasmuch as he was not much of a student himself. He was placed on academic probation while attending Texas A&M.

We also learned this week that Rick Perry supported the liberal Democrat Al Gore in the 1988 Presidential election. Gore of course, is the champion of the global warming movement while Perry denies the science of its existence. This will prove to be a particularly “Inconvenient Truth” for the Perry campaign.

It has not taken long for his Republican challengers to attack Rick Perry in his moment of weakness. Moonbat-crazy Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann supporters have already released the following ad:

It appears that Rick Perry’s day in the sun is coming to an end. Republicans are beginning to chant, “Read My Lips, No New Texans!” Who will be the next Republican savior? Chris Christie? Marco Rubio? Sarah Palin? Jeb Bush? Who knows, perhaps things will come full circle and Donald Trump will re-enter the race.

Stay tuned.

Please remember to click on the song link below before reading the lyrics because it is so much more fun to sing along while the actual song is playing.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpPdl0StUVs

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY PERRY WISH-LIST

 (sung to the Frank Sinatra song “Have Yourself A Very Merry Christmas”)

Have yourself a merry Perry wish-list
Rick loves the far right
He loves you, if you are Christian, rich and white

Have yourself a merry Perry wish-list (merry Perry wish-list)
That’s if you’re not gay (that’s if you’re not gay)
If you are, then simply pray that gay away

Rick Perry loves those olden days
Church-beholden days of yore
All those blacks that were near to us
In the rear of bus for sure

Tea-Baggers will vote for Rick together
Jews are not allowed
Muslims too are barred and for that Rick is proud
So have yourself a merry Perry wish-list now

(Rick Perry loves those olden days
Church-beholden days of yore
All those blacks that were near to us
In the rear of bus for sure)

Souvenirs of us and Rick together
He’s our sacred cow
Rick is our God on earth in the here and now
So have yourself a merry Perry wish-list now

Perry wish-list
Perry wish-list

Sarah Palin 2010: Second Place Is For Losers

One tiring thing about the end of every year is those endless annual lists. You know, “The 10 Best (insert something here) of 2009” or “The 10 Most (insert an adjective here) People of 2009”. How about every single radio station on earth’s “Top 500 Songs of All Time” ? Please give us a break!

That being said, we noticed one interesting end of year poll published this week. This was the USA Today/Gallup Poll released yesterday which named the “Most Admired of 2009”. The results of this particular poll reassured us that at the very least, the majority of Americans can choose a person with admirable personal qualities and place that person at the top of a list. As expected, many of the runner-ups are quite questionable but at least those persons at the top of each list are worthy of the title. Let’s take a look.

The most admired man is President Barack Obama who received 30% of the total vote. OK, that is easy to understand and defend in that he was elected in a landslide vote and is the leader of the free world. Things get a little koo-koo after that however. For instance, how could second place go to George W. Bush who was arguably the worst president in the history of our nation and who left office with a favorability rating in the low 20’s? Bush only received a meager 4% of the vote, but still? Even more startling was Glenn Beck’s fourth place showing with 2% of the vote. What sorry 2% of the American population actually admires that uneducated,  self-admittedly drug-addled, racist, cry-baby? Are Bush and Beck really deserving of more admiration than the Pope?

The most admired woman section of the poll was strikingly similar. It is heartening to realize that the majority of Americans recognize Hillary Clinton’s admirable qualities of decades-long public service and perseverance and consequently voted her into the top spot on the list with 16% of the vote. It is equally heartbreaking however, to realize that 15% of Americans deem Sarah Palin, the former ex-quitting governor of Alaska to be an admirable person. Honestly, what has the quitting, unemployed, uneducated, language challenged non-author ever done to be admired?

At Lynnrockets’ Blast-Off we believe that there is a  lesson to be learned from this poll. That lesson is that thankfully, the majority of people in this nation can think coherently and act accordingly, but there is a sizable and dangerous minority that lacks those qualities and consequently can be led like sheep to follow misguided leaders into effectuating foolish policy. Let us make it our New Year’s resolution to do whatever we can to enlighten those in the uninformed minority in the hope that more of our countrymen (and women) can participate more intelligently in the political process in the year and years to come.

NHL WINTER CLASSIC AT FENWAY PARK TODAY AT 1:00PM EST ON NBC

The big game is today. Check out this terrific photo of the Boston Bruins sporting their Winter Classic uniforms. The special uniform was not just some willy-nilly design. It has true historical significance. The Boston Bruins have won 5 Stanley Cups since their formation in 1924 (1928-29, 1938-39, 1940-41, 1969-70 and 1971-72). The uniform pays tribute to each of the decades in which championships were won. The traditional black of the uniform has been replaced with the brown that was worn during Eddie Shore’s roaring 20’s. The main gold of the jersey recreates the predominant gold worn during the 1930’s. The spoked “B” chest emblem has been modified to the style worn during the Bruins’ 25th season in 1948-49. Finally, the laced collar of the jersey is reminiscent of the Bobby Orr 1970’s. The Bruins are one of the “original six” NHL franchises and the team’s brass did a wonderful job of honoring the team’s tradition.

The opposing team for today’s game is the Philadelphia Flyers. They will be wearing a throwback uniform from 1974-1976, the two seasons when they won the Stanley Cup.


SPECIAL MESSAGE

Before we send you along to today’s song parody, Lynnrockets’ Blast-Off would like to thank all of you Rocketeers for stopping by the blog this year. Your comments and suggestions have not only been helpful in supplying subject matter for the songs, but they have also provided the incentive to carry on with this time consuming blogging experiment which started on May 13, 2009. We owe a special debt of gratitude to the folks over at The Mudflats (themudflats.net) because they not only initially suggested that we start this blog, but they also helped this technology challenged novice to get it up and running. Once again, thanks to all of you and we hope that you and your families and friends have a happy and healthy new year.

Now let’s get back to the fun!!!

Happy New Year to all you Rockateers !!!

In honor of the troops, please remember to click on the song link below so as to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s New Year’s song parody.

Auld Lang Syne song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acxnmaVTlZA&feature=related

OLD LAME WHINE

(sung to the Traditional song “Auld Lang Syne”)

Hope our acquaintance we forget
And never bring to mind
She has no patience nor a thought
Just Palin’s old lame whine

Just an old lame whine, my dear
Just an old lame whine
Palin is not done whining yet
She has an old lame whine

Pay no attention to what she says
And you will be quite fine
She’ll pout and lie and pitch a fit
And continue to whine

Sarah Palin has failed to learn
Earning an honest dime
And nobody will trust her word
‘Cept ol’ Thomas Van Flein

Just an old lame whine, my dear
Just an old lame whine
Palin is not done whining yet
She has an old lame whine

(musical interlude)

Surrounded by her brainwashed group
That cannot tell she’s lyin’
They will take her crap and eat it up
For auld lang syne

Sarah just loves to spread that fear
Amongst her right wing kind
And she’ll pontificate without a thought
In her old lame whine

Just an old lame whine, my dear
Just an old lame whine
Palin is not done whining yet
She has an old lame whine

Just an old lame whine, my dear
Just an old lame whine
Palin is not done whining yet
She has an old lame whine