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Sunday Morning Coffee (or Tea) – 88

Sorry about the late post but these beach days are cutting into Lynnrockets’ productivity!

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: Democrats should not be disappointed at the results of last Tuesday’s Wisconsin recall elections. Although the Democrats failed to win the 3 seats necessary to switch majority rule over to them in the Wisconsin state senate they did win 2 seats. Consequently, the Republicans have 2 less seats than they did last Monday and there has been a 4 seat swing. Also, it should be remembered that 1 Republican senator stood apart from his party and opposed all of the labor-crushing bills promoted by Gov. Walker. Dale Schultz stood on the floor alone and voted with the Democrats. If he continues to adhere to his, dare we say, “mavericky” ways and vote with the Democrats, there will be a 17-16 pro-labor majority in Wisconsin. Every cloud has a silver lining.

THIS JUST IN:  Last Thursday’s Republican Presidential Debate exposed Mitt Romney as a flip-flopper yet again. (How many more times will we repeat that sentence before the Republican National Convention?). During the debate, Romney insisted that he opposes revenue-boosting tax increases. However, The Boston Globe has revealed that when he was Governor of Massachusetts, he bragged about them. They report, “The Romney administration in 2004 and 2005 quietly highlighted the state’s recent tax and fee hikes as part of an effort to persuade the financial rating agencies Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings to improve the state’s bond ratings. The administration’s bullet-point presentations to the agencies, made public through freedom of information requests, sought to make the case that Massachusetts had “acted decisively’’ to address the state’s fiscal problems with a combination of streamlining, belt-tightening budget cuts, and revenue enhancements. The enhancements included closing “tax loopholes’’ that would add “$269 million in additional recurring revenue’’ to state coffers, along with $271 million in increased fees, according to copies of the presentations.” Jeesh, summer is almost over. You would think it would be time for the Mitt(wit) to take off the flip-flops and slip into a more sensible shoe.

BREAKING NEWS:  The quote of the night from Thursday’s Republican debate came from Tim Pawlenty. He highlighted the list of Michele Bachmann’s non-achievements while in Congress and then said, “If that’s your record of results, please stop, because you’re killing us”. After Tim Good ‘N Pawlenty is eliminated from the race for the Presidency, he should pursue night work at the comedy clubs.

THIS JUST:  In other Massachusetts news, it appears that Elizabeth Warren, the architect of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is seriously considering to run against Freshman Teapublican U.S. Senator Scott Brown in 2012. This is great news for the citizens of the Bay State inasmuch as Warren is not only nationally recognized for her vast academic and professional achievements, but she is also a champion for consumers and the middle/working class. Warren has twice been named by Time Magazine as one of “The Most Influential People In The World”. In contrast, the only recognition earned by Scott Brown was as Cosmopolitan Magazine’s nude centerfold winner. This is a pure example of “substance over form”. Take a look at what happened at a Scott Brown fundraiser last week when he was confronted by members of the middle/working class:

BREAKING NEWS: Staying on the topic of Massachusetts for a moment longer, it was nice to see British Prime Minister David Cameron say he would turn to Boston for lessons in quelling angry riots in London. He was referring to both the peaceful celebration that followed the Bruins Stanley Cup triumph while angry fans took to the streets in Vancouver and to the “Boston Miracle” which has significantly reduced crime in the city.

THIS JUST IN:  Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced that he is entering the race for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Here are a few things you should know about Rick Perry. Like George W. Bush, Perry was a male cheerleader in college. According to his Texas A&M transcript, he earned 20 B’s, 27 C’s, and 9 D’s. A’s and F’s were rare. He earned only a bachelor’s degree and that was in Animal Science. Perry was also placed on academic probation for his poor performance in school. looks like Perry fits right in with the other unqualified GOP candidates.

BREAKING NEWS:  Capital Gains and Games has itemized a list of the 23 most recent polls, all of which reveal that a substantial majority of Americans believe that tax increases should be used to reduce the deficit. Show that list to the next Tea Party member that tells you otherwise.

THIS JUST IN:  This week’s episode of “Republicans Involved With Prostitutes” features Indiana State rep. Phillip Hinkle. The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports that “emails suggest Hinkle responded to a Craigslist ad which a man posted Aug. 6 in the “m4m,” or men for men, section. In the ad, Kameryn Gibson purported to be 18 years old and wrote, “I need a sugga daddy.” Gibson told the Star he’s actually 20. Emailing back-and-forth, Hinkle allegedly offered to pay Gibson up to $140 “for a really good time” and arranged to meet him at an upscale Indianapolis hotel Saturday night.” The paper goes on to report, “Gibson told the paper that when he and Hinkle were talking in a hotel room, he got cold feet after Hinkle mentioned he was a lawmaker. He said he tried to leave but Hinkle resisted, grabbing his rear end and exposing himself.” The local GOP chairman has called for Hinkle to resign? Will he? Who knows, David Vitter never resigned.

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.

Walk Like An Egyptian song link:


(sung to the Bangles song “Walk Like An Egyptian”)

All the G.O.P.s in bedrooms
They do the sex dance with their hoes
They’re getting their kicks (oh whey oh)
They think that their wives will never know

There sat Larry Craig with a smile
Hoping to score a tete-a-tete
He set for awhile (oh whey oh)
On the airport Men’s Room toilet

Cleans his pipe with a Handy Wipe play
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk with an erection

Mark Sanford goes missing for days
In South America for a score
He’s got the moves (oh whey oh)
But he’s a fink and his gal’s a whore

John Ensign met his while at work
Along with her son and her husband
He paid them like kings (oh whey oh)
No talking of his erection

All the guys in the G.O.P. say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk with an erection

(marital affair break)

Newt Gingrich left his wife with no tact
In the cancer ward on her back
Life is hard you know (oh whey oh)
He even took her new Cadillac

Mark Vitter pulled out all the stops
His escorts charged him the very tops
They sing and dance (oh whey oh)
Spent his way right into hawk

Then there’s Mark Foley with his men
He says he won’t do it again
But those heinies know (oh whey oh)
He works with a big erection

All the boys in the G.O.P. say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk with an erection
Walk with an erection