February 5, 2012

What Rhymes with "Mitt"

The New York Times reported that the band Survivor made Newt Gingrich stop using its song "Eye of the Tiger" for his campaign. And, Mitt Romney was asked to stop using Somali born K'Naan's song "Wavin' Flag". Don't you find it funny that rock and pop musicians are rarely if ever supportive of Republican candidates? What does that tell you? To add to that list, in earlier campaigns, Jackson Brown sued (and won) a suit against John McCain for using "Running on Empty". David Byrne of the Talking Heads sued Charlie Christ for using "Road to Nowhere". Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart stopped Sarah Palin (moron) from using "Barracuda". Tom Petty made Michele Bachmann (moron) stop using "American Girl". Don Henley of the Eagles forced Chuck DeVore to stop using two songs, "Boys of Summer" and "All She Wants to Do Is Dance".

All of these idiots used these songs without permission, stupidly assuming the artists would have no problem with it.

Interesting that Fleetwood Mac let Bill Clinton use "Don't Stop", with its lyrics "thinking about tomorrow", without any complaint.

But, oddly enough, country music star Toby Keith let Gov. Rick Perry use "American Ride".

So, what does this tell you? Well, it tells me that talented, liberal minded songwriters obviously want no part of the Republican agenda and refuse to allow them to use their songs. And, middle American, blue collar, sports loving, bible thumping Republicans must turn to equally small minded country artists for their campaign musical needs. Although apparently not very often....

And finally: The Republicans are seriously going to settle on Mitt Romney, the abortion hating, flip-flopping, religious Mormon lunatic, to be their candidate? They can't come up with anything better than this idiot in their entire pool of presidential possibilities? Fucking ridiculous.

The New York Giants won tonight. Yeehooo... Go team!! Thank God I missed it.

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