Friday, March 15, 2013
Rant #921: A Boone to Humanity
What some people won't do to stay in the public eye ...
Pat Boone--the whitebread singer who helped popularize the emerging rock and roll scene with his versions of "Ain't That a Shame" and "Long Tall Sally," allowing white kids to hear black tunes for the first time and opening up radio to black audiences--has slammed President Obama.
The aging singer went on Fox Business News the other night and called the President a Marxist, a socialist, and, get this, a progressive.
"He is following his playbook, which is Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals," Boone said. "This is the guy that trained him to be a community organizer, a Marxist, a socialist, a progressive, who wrote the rules for doing what Mr. Obama is doing."
The "Speedy Gonzales" singer went on to say that the President has turned America into "a virtually socialist nation" and is against the rich, which, based on Boone's successes, he probably is.
This "Kenyan Muslim,"--a term which Boone has called the President in the past--has forced the singer to claim that he is on Obama's "enemies list."
The last time I looked, Boone was pitching walk-in bathtubs for the elderly, and his daughter must be in a similar situation, because she was pushing face lifts.
Gotta keep up the house payments, I guess.
I don't know these days what the President is pushing, but I will bet he won't be spinning any Pat Boone records in his off time.
I remember the last time Boone got into the public eye.
It must have been 10 or 15 years ago already, and the singer recorded a heavy metal album, "No More Mr. Nice Guy," and was parading around in leather and chains.
Well, the critical response to that was such that Boone went back to his sweaters and white bucks pretty quickly.
And again, this guy is an entertainer, so like so many of his peers on the other side of the fence who mouth off about things they know little or nothing about, I guess you have to have other guys on the other side of the ledger who do this too, and Boone is the poster boy right now.
Pat, just give us "April Love" and be quiet. Or just push those walk-in tubs, they do look comfortable, don't they?
Posted by Larry at 2:37 AM