Thursday, September 04, 2008

Sweet Lord: Tom Shales doesn't get it and Basketball Jones Obama

Tom Shales from the WaPo writes Re-Branding the Old Elephant

The article can be found here:

A money quote that will not bring much money to the WaPo, but what the hell, all print media is tanking to include the now infamous US Magazine.

He used the word "change" at least 10 times in his bombastic speech -- the convention's emotional climax -- but since the Republicans have controlled the White House for the past eight years, what does McCain want to change from? And to? It really is an audacious ploy, to tell people that the country's got to correct the mistakes made by a political party when that's the very party you represent.

Earth to Tom Shales, have you not heard Obama's speech about change? Have you not heard about raising the ghosts of Democrats in the past like JFK or how about MLK.

What is this thing; talking about change and Rezko in the same breath. Wait you guys in the MSM haven't being using Rezko and change in the same breath when talking about the Democrats on Obama.

Words of advice: Basketball Jones. It seems we now have the truth about Barack's community service when he talked about hearing tougher talk when he was on the basketball court. That was his "community service."

He's got a basketball jones.................. "...Obama said that he has been called worse on the basketball court."

Playing hoops, surely it is, we have pictures of him in Germany playing hoops instead of visiting wounded soldiers in Germany. Short memories by individuals like Tom Shales can be overcome by a Kodak moment.

Now lets all sing in unison; "I got a basketball jones"

Basketball Jones,
I got a Basketball Jones
Got a Basketball Jones, oh baby, oo-oo-ooo
Yes, I am the victim of a Basketball Jones
Ever since I was a little baby, I always be dribblin'
In fac', I was de baddest dribbler in the whole neighborhood
Then one day, my mama bought me a basketball
And I loved that basketball
I took that basketball with me everywhere I went
That basketball was like a basketball to me
I even put that basketball underneath my pillow
Maybe that's why I can't sleep at night
I need help, ladies and gentlemens
I need someone to stand beside me
I need, I need someone to set a pick for me at the free-throw line of
Someone I can pass to
Someone to hit the open man on the give-and-go
And not end up in the popcorn machine
So cheerleaders, help me out{cheerleaders sing repeatedly...}(Basketball
Jones, I got a Basketball Jones)(I got a Basketball Jones, oh baby,
oo-oo-ooo){while Tyrone Shoelaces sings/speaks...}
Oh, that sounds so sweet
Sing it outC'mon Coach Booty, Red Blazer, sing along with me
That be bad, honky
YeahI want everybody in the whole stadium to stand up and sing with
Oh yeah, sing it out like you're proud
All right, everybody watchin' coast-to-coast, sing along with us
Bill Russell, sing along with us
Chick Hearn, sing along with us
Chris Schenkel, don't sing nothin'Oh, it feels so good
Gimme the ball I'll go one-on-one against the world, left-handed
I could stuff it from center court with my toes
I could jump on top of the backboard, take off a quarter, leave fifteen
cents change Icould, I could dribble behind my back I got more moves than Ex-Lax
I'm bad I could dribble with my tongue
Here I go down court, try to stop me
You can't stop me 'cause I got a Basketball Jones
Here I come That's my hook shot with my eyebrow Yeah, I could dunk it with
my nose I'm, I'm bad as King Kong, gimme the ball I'm hot, I'm hot as...,I'm hot
as..., I'm hot as... uh Uh, uh, uh, uh(Basketball Jones, I got a Basketball
Jones, I got a Basketball Jones, Basketball Jones)(Basketball Jones, I got a
Basketball Jones, I got a Basketball Jones, Basketball Jones)(Basketball Jones,
I got a Basketball Jones, I got a Basketball Jones, Basketball Jones)(Basketball
Jones, I got a Basketball Jones, I got a Basketball Jones, Basketball

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