The drunken, bloody Palin family brawl has been a gift from the comedy gods. And true to form, Rocky Mountain Mike has packed it all into a superb song parody! To the tune of North to Alaska by Johnny Horton, naturally. For more Rocky Mountain Mike, go here.
Liberal talk radio has always been squeezed out by conservative talk and other formats, which has made my listening day challenging. I listen via computer (because liberal Las Vegas has never had a dedicated liberal station), both for blogging ideas, and because I have liked many of the hosts (though they're dwindling). By far my favorite--especially since Randi Rhodes retired--is The Stephanie Miller Show. There isn't anything on the conservative side like SMS, mostly because it's funny.
Because the format is shrinking, Steph's getting creative in keeping her show going. Over the past few years, she's had the touring Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour, a hilarious, dirty, unexpurgated show, going further than she possibly could on radio. And now, she's bringing Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour, a podcast with all that raunchiness, plus drinking! It features Jim Ward, Chris LaVoie and Carlos Alazraqui, and is free for the first edition (a free taste to get us hooked).
And since we're on the topic, here's today's interview with The Rude Pundit, Lee Papa. It's a segment that is a highlight of my listening week, since I loved Rude even before I discovered Steph!
Leave it to Rocky Mountain Mike to find a nugget of humor in the ongoing crisis in Ferguson, Missouri. Though, hopefully we're getting a consensus that the militarization of the police is at the very least disturbing.
If you missed it, Jonathan Saenz, the President of "Texas Values," ironically lost his wife to a lesbian lover. Which is hilarious, I don't care who you are. And to prove it, here's the Rocky Mountain Mike song parody, to the tune of D-I-V-O-R-C-E by Tammy Wynette. Enjoy!
What can you do when that right-wing, FOX "News"-watching, Sarah Palin-worshipping, Rush Limbaugh-listening co-worker or relative isn't around? Why, get the AutoConBot 3000, of course! Thanks, Rocky Mountain Mike!
Find more of Rocky Mountain Mike's fantastic parodies here.
There have been a lot of opinions thrown around about why Eric Cantor lost his job on Tuesday night, and what it all means. But I'll bet you haven't heard this point of view. Dave "Mudcat" Saunders, a long-time political strategist in Virginia--and something of an Eric Cantor expert--had some very interesting opinions about it, when he talked to Stephanie Miller on Wednesday morning. Worth a listen, if you want another perspective.
Cliven Bundy's unbelievable oddness and overt racism has been upstaged of late by the Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling. Poor guy! Kenny Pick, of Turn Up the Night and The Stephanie Miller Show has come up with a way to get poor ol' Bundy Back in the spotlight!
Well done again, Mike! Right Wing World is obsessed with Benghazi, so the only way to not get grouchy about it is to make fun of it. And Dizzy by Tommy Roe is one of my favorite all-time songs. So this is the best we can make of this ridiculous mess. Enjoy!
When I saw that "Benghazi" was trending on Twitter several times this weekend, at first I gave it a hard eye-roll. Then, I wondered if maybe this time there was some sort of real reason for the flurry of interest. Then, it turns out, the whole flurry of Right Wing World excitement was again focused on the Sunday morning chat show appearances of former Ambassador Susan Rice.
I still have zero understanding (along with Hillary Clinton) what difference, at this point, does it make? It is not still five days after the Benghazi attack. What Rice had to say--no matter what she had to say--is not still being said. If she straight-up lied that Sunday morning, who gives a flip? I mean really. Meet the FOX Nation This Week shows are about spin, and always have been. How many times have Lindsey Graham, Darrell Issa or John McCain gone on those shows and either been misleading or outright dishonest? Somebody please explain this obsessive focus on that one particular Sunday? Thank you. Now, let's point and laugh.
These song parodies are a lot more fun if you really like the song it's built around. And I love the song, Black and White by Three Dog Night. And surely there's more humor to be mined from the whole Donald Sterling thing, right?
There is a great hue and cry from Right Wing World over Cliven Bundy. Those who didn't either slowly back away from Bundy's racist comments, or just instantly denounce him, have decided that Bundy was taken out of context. Yes, the media apparently sneakily edited his hour-long press conference down to a useable length, in an effort to make this virtuous man sound like a bigot!
Not really, of course. There isn't any context that fixes the racism that permeates Bundy's comments. But at least there is humor to be mined from this whole sordid affair, and Rocky Mountain Mike knows how to pan for that gold! To the tune of The Mamas and the Papas' Monday, Monday, naturally.