The Right of a Person to Laugh Shall Not be Abridged…

Laugh Campaign 2012

Good on ya’ Mitt. You cracked a joke. I didn’t think you had it in you. You’re usually as stiff as a cardboard cutout of yourself, yet you cracked a joke…and it was funny.

BTW, forget all this stuff about the joke being a nefarious plot. In addition to reasonably good “sing along with the radio when no one is in the car” renditions of Motown hits, Obama brings the funny sometimes too. Who doesn’t remember Obama’s joke about your shameful Sheamus episode? Well, um, other than Barry.

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How Depressing

Depressed Bag Guy

I’m lucky enough to know a number of very talented people – bloggers, artists, writers, musicians, photographers, scientists, even a ballet dancer. My tastes are very eclectic and these people fill my head, my eyes, my ears, and my heart with more important things than I can list. They are remarkable people and it is an honor to know them.

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Bad Company: The Music of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan

Romney the Rockstar

Who woulda’ thunk it? Paul Ryan loves Rage Against the Machine. I would have pegged him as a Randy Ayn and the Fountainheads fan or a sucker for Sweet Georgie and the Romneylans. And, all he got for his trouble was a little requited rage from the band and a head scratch from Mittens who is more of a Lawrence Welk Head who occasionally likes to rock out to the Osmonds.

Politicians and musicians always seem to have trouble with each other. The politicos are forever skipping over copyright laws and neglecting ASCAP fees to steal delightful ditties for their campaign songs.

Just last week, Romney panicked and flipped the Silversun PickupsPanic Switch. Over on the Veep side, America’s oldest young man ripped off Twisted Sister’s We’re Not Gonna Take It.

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