Burch: Hank spanked, yanked

Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 8:12pm
By Michael R. Burch

Oh joy! Once again Tennesseans get to be the butts of late-night comedians’ one-liners, this time thanks to Hank Williams Jr.

Speaking on a Fox News segment of Fox & Friends, Bocephus compared President Obama's links pairing with House Speaker John Boehner to "Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu."

Asked to clarify, Williams said, "They're the enemy," adding that by "they" he meant Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Anchor Gretchen Carlson then pointed out, "You used the name of one of the most hated people in all of the world to describe, I think, the president."

Williams replied, "Well, that is true. But I'm telling you like it is."

Williams (or, rather, his publicist) later attempted a retraction of sorts, claiming that the intention had been merely to point out the marked contrast between the president and speaker, but the damage had already been done.

Williams has announced his possible candidacy, representing Tennessee, for the U.S. Senate in 2012. If he wins, that might usher in the end of the world as we know it, proving the doomsday prophets ultimately correct. (Or perhaps only proving that the comedians have a point when they mock rednecks for their superstitious beliefs, racism, intolerance and — increasingly — fanaticism.)

ESPN immediately spanked Hank by yanking his catchy NFL jingle "All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night." That ditty is, of course, based on his most famous song, "All My Rowdy Friends are Coming Over Tonight,” an ode to the joys of getting drunk and featuring those immortal lines:

I got girls that can cook,

I got girls that can clean,

I got girls that can do anything in between.

Thanks to his Stone Age “values,” Williams seems like a potential new star of the Tea Party. So perhaps we should spike the beverages, make sure all the “girls” are barefoot and pregnant, prime the muzzle-loaders and prepare for either the end of the world or the resumption of the Dark Ages. 

Michael R. Burch is a Nashville-based editor and publisher of Holocaust poetry and other “things literary” at www.thehypertexts.com.

 

91 Comments on this post:

By: BenDover on 10/7/11 at 9:48

A little perspective:

http://tinyurl.com/hippiesAndTeaBaggers

By: yogiman on 10/7/11 at 11:00

Mike,

Since you are "speaking" of rights, what was Obama's "rights" for invading Libya?

Oh, I'm sorry, I know, he isn't a oil inspired war monger.

By: yogiman on 10/7/11 at 11:07

BenDover,

What do you mean; "now that's right up there with yogi there"? Where am I at?

By: yogiman on 10/7/11 at 11:39

Well,

I'll see you children after lunch. I've got to run to town and pass out some copies of the Constitution and the book 'Obama Exposed' showing 21 ways Barry is radically reshaping our nation. Interesting, but you probably wouldn't like.

By: brrrrk on 10/7/11 at 11:50

Mike Burch said....

"(Or perhaps only proving that the comedians have a point when they mock rednecks for their superstitious beliefs, racism, intolerance and — increasingly — fanaticism.)"

You know, this has always been one of the mysteries of Southerners. They are so quick to get pissed at the image that people have of them, but on the other hand are ready to promote that image if it's something they can cash in on. Perfect example... there's now an attraction in Sevierville called the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud just chock full of all those Southern stereotypes.

By: brrrrk on 10/7/11 at 11:52

yogiman said

"I'll see you children after lunch. I've got to run to town and pass out some copies of the Constitution and the book 'Obama Exposed' showing 21 ways Barry is radically reshaping our nation. Interesting, but you probably wouldn't like."

Don't forget your crayons......

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/7/11 at 12:06

lol

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/7/11 at 12:06

yogi is off to add some more fertilizer to his noggin.

By: Mike Burch on 10/7/11 at 12:14

pswindle,

I think it is very unfortunate that so much Tea Party anger seems to be the whiplash effect of latent racism. Why are so many people so full of hatred for President Obama, when he is obviously not a "Muslim" or a "totalitarian socialist"? He's more conservative than the Kennedys and any number of white Democrats. So racism does seem to be part of the problem.

Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld did take the US down a very dark path. Cheney said that "deficits don't matter" and we ended up spending trillions of dollars we can't afford on wars we can't hope to win, if "winning" means creating stable democracies in the Middle East.

But we live in a democracy, and if American voters ever decide to vote for sane politics and economics, all they have to do is stop electing charismatic morons like Bush, Palin, Bachmann and Perry.

The question is whether Tennesseans and Americans are ready to put voodoo religion, voodoo economics and voodoo warmongering in the Stone Age past, along with animal sacrifice, slavery, etc. The Bible commands and condones slavery from Genesis to Revelation, but most Christians no longer "believe" in slavery. So they can just as easily stop believing that the American taxpayer has to fund the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, and thus bring about World War III in the hopes that Jesus will return from the clouds to wipe out all Muslims and send them to hell.

A vote for far-right Republicans is, essentially, a vote to destroy the world in the hope that God will rapture the world-destroyers off to heaven, as a reward for defending Israel (after which he will send all the Jews to hell for not believing in Jesus). I find it hard to believe that a loving, wise God came up with such an evil, unjust plan. But this seems to be the fervent belief of people like GWB, Palin and Bachmann.

If you want WWIII, vote for them and see what happens. If not, vote for an intelligent black man and perhaps things can improve.

Of course when I point out the obvious, all the religion-crazed fundamentalists will call me names. But that doesn't mean I'm wrong. I grew up in fundamentalist churches, and I understand how bad religion can lead to war and bankruptcy.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/7/11 at 12:43

By: yogiman on 10/6/11 at 11:34
Jealous, Mike?

Now this well thought-out statement shows just how stupid the Tea Party members are.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/7/11 at 12:47

By: serr8d on 10/7/11 at 7:02
Burch, you moron, Hank Williams did NOT 'compare' Barack Hussein Obama to Hitler.

Now we have another fine example of Tea Party wit, defending a Hill Billy hero.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/7/11 at 12:57

When Hank sings to me I feel the need to change my underwear.

Sidney. B. Itch-

By: Captain Nemo on 10/7/11 at 12:57

By: Mike Burch on 10/7/11 at 9:30
serr8d,

Is it wise for people who can't read to call other people "morons."

Burn!!!

By: Captain Nemo on 10/7/11 at 1:02

By: budlight on 10/7/11 at 9:48
Then why is the left marching against wall street? The people marching against and hating wallstreet are NOT, I repeat NOT employed, hard working Americans.

Oh how the right-wing nuts think it is alright for them to demonstrate, but let some none wing-nut from the right speak out and it is a sin against nature.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/7/11 at 1:04

By: brrrrk on 10/7/11 at 9:59
budlight said

"The right is centered and balanced."

As Sarah Palin would say, "Denial just isn't a river in South America". :-)

LMAO

By: Captain Nemo on 10/7/11 at 1:13

Mike,

Since you are "speaking" of rights, what was Obama's "rights" for invading Libya?

Oh, I'm sorry, I know, he isn't a oil inspired war monger.

Now we return to the world of the s#it face idiot, in which he sees himself a hero dressed in brown underwear and flowing cape.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/7/11 at 1:16

Blanket, Ben-

I stop at the MAPCO yesterday and fuel had dropped to $2.99 a gal

By: Captain Nemo on 10/7/11 at 1:23

By: yogiman on 10/7/11 at 12:07
BenDover,

What do you mean; "now that's right up there with yogi there"? Where am I at?

For someone with his head in his ass, this old shakl il nahaan has no idea where he is.

By: BenDover on 10/7/11 at 1:34

One day Burch you'll look back on all of this part of your life with great embarrassment. Either that or you'll be another clueless college professor brainwashing the next generation.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/7/11 at 1:40

$2.99? that's great! did you get some peanuts?

By: Captain Nemo on 10/7/11 at 1:48

Blanket-

Just a small bag and a 44 0z coke.

Got to go now. We got to get together soon.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/7/11 at 2:13

a bag of peanuts and a 40. LOL!

By: dargent7 on 10/7/11 at 2:16

Titans 24
Steelers 31

By: yogiman on 10/7/11 at 2:49

'scuse me, Mike. I thought we had a republican government. When did we convert to democratic?

Mike, where can you make one claim where Obama's race was brought into the argument, other than when he was talking personally? You keep bringing the "race factor" up, why? If race was a factor in our government today, why do you think so many people (and, yeah, even us whities) are supporting Herman Cain? After all, he is blacker that Barry Soetoro (I'm sorry, I meant Barack Obama) so why should we support that black man? Wanna know? Because he is a natural born American citizen. That other [semi-black] man ain't.

You're a pretty good writer, Mike. You should use some of your education to get educated.

By: Loner on 10/7/11 at 3:21

Good afternoon, Nashville.

Sitting in my motel room in Montour Falls, NY....tasted the grape at six wineries today...tried some $75 per bottle Vignoles ice wine....$5 just to taste it....heavenly nectar of the Gods.

Looks like the troglodytes are circling their wagons around their brain-damaged hero. Bocephus may or may not be a contender for the US Senate, from Tennessee, in 2012; he has the Obama-hater's vote; locked up, but he pissed off the ADL...without AIPAC support, Bocephus will be merely spinning his wheels...Antisemites have difficulty attracting donor cash....maybe Williams is rich enough to finance himself, and say "screw you, Jews!"

Williams' showed great insensitivity to the horrors of the Holocaust and the Nazi's attempt to exterminate the Jews. His support for Israel is probably based upon his desire to see every American Jew pack up and go to Israel. If he hates Negroes, he probably hates Jews too.

By: yogiman on 10/7/11 at 4:30

I find this to be interesting. You might want to consider this data when solicited for a donation to their charity.

The American Red Cross President and CEO Marsha J. Evans salary for the year was $651,957; plus expenses.

The United Way President Brian Gallagher receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.

UNICEF CEO Carly M. Stern receives $1,200,000 per year plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE. Less than 5 cents of donated dollars go to the "cause".

The Salvation Army's Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary of only $13,000 per year [plus housing] for managing this $2 billion dollar organization. 96 percent of your donated dollars go to the cause.

The National Commanders of the American Legion, The Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Disabled Veterans, The Military Order of Purple Hearts and the Vietnam Veterans Association receive no salary in any of the organizations. Your entire donations go to help the veterans and their families and their youth.

By: dargent7 on 10/7/11 at 5:08

L'ner: Watch the movie, "Sideways".

By: serr8d on 10/7/11 at 9:02

Burch...
A vote for far-right Republicans is, essentially, a vote to destroy the world in the hope that God will rapture the world-destroyers off to heaven, as a reward for defending Israel (after which he will send all the Jews to hell for not believing in Jesus). I find it hard to believe that a loving, wise God came up with such an evil, unjust plan. But this seems to be the fervent belief of people like GWB, Palin and Bachmann.

Yes, you seriously are a moron, if you believe that hyperbole. And I think you do.

And, sorry, but it looks as if your SCOAMF will be landslided...

Is there anything the government can do to bring unemployment down? Or is it now too late? If we are indeed in the early months of a double-dip recession, than I think it is too late: unemployment is more likely to go up than it is down from here. And even if the economy’s still managing to eke out modest growth, I don’t see much hope that the unemployment rate will come down to a remotely acceptable level any time soon. Realistically, America’s unemployed are here to stay. And we’re only just beginning to understand how that’s going to affect the political economy of the nation.

...because John Galt just dug in his heels.

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/07/unemployments-here-to-stay/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=60132

By: budlight on 10/8/11 at 6:15

Yogi, that is why I only give to Salvation Army and military. I have never given to Unicef.

They are all cons.

Captain Nemo on 10/7/11 at 2:16
Blanket, Ben-
I stop at the MAPCO yesterday and fuel had dropped to $2.99 a gal

Join the gas club at Home Depot and each time you spend get credit. We got 20 gallons for $2.27 this past week. It's for a one time fill up (up to 20 gallons), but worth it. It felt like "old times" again.

By: yogiman on 10/8/11 at 6:34

Sorry, budlight,

But the "old times" are history. But then, history does repeat itself sometimes. And with the education the government is giving the people today is making it repeat itself too often. Too many 'guvmunt' educated fools can't remember yesteryear.

And that makes too many 'guvmunt' educated idiots. What mental capacity do you think someone would have who would vote for someone they didn't even know for the presidency of their nation?

By: govskeptic on 10/8/11 at 7:06

Thin, thin thin skinned author and posters on these type stories.
pswindle has asked "oh where has TN gone" every since he lost
on every vote cast in the last many yrs. The answer may be that
many former democratic voters in this state has had enough of
the direction his party has taken and have left the straight line
party vote. Thus the large number proclaiming Independent status! .

By: govskeptic on 10/8/11 at 7:07

Thin, thin thin skinned author and posters on these type stories.
pswindle has asked "oh where has TN gone" every since he lost
on every vote cast in the last many yrs. The answer may be that
many former democratic voters in this state has had enough of
the direction his party has taken and have left the straight line
party vote. Thus the large number proclaiming Independent status! .

By: pswindle on 10/8/11 at 12:24

Well, Tennessee has made National Headlines agian. This time about a 96 year old woman that cannot vote because she does not have a driver's license. Thanks to the voter ID law, although she has voted for over 70 years and never had a problem. She had sveral items of proof, but none were good enough. I bet there are as many republican without ID as democrats. It was said that over 500,000 in TN would not be able to vote in the next election. What is the old saying, " Cut your nose off to spite your face."

By: yogiman on 10/8/11 at 4:40

I think you need to go back to school, pswindle. By what law does it require you to have driver's license to vote? None. They passed a law requiring a voter ID (period). Hopefully that will help stop the cheaters from stealing votes. You know, like voting with the name of a dead person. Well, as of now, they can't get a voter's ID... or a driver's license either. Thank God. I like my competitive drivers to see.

Your ignorant comments is saying a disabled person who can never drive isn't eligible to vote because they can't get a driver's license?

By: yogiman on 10/9/11 at 11:18

It isn't funny, but it is laughable that Mike could make such a facetious comment with the titled post on this cite about Hank making the statement he did 'comparing' Obama with Hitler... but readily accepts and never questions Barack Obama about his legal eligibility for the Oval Office.

Other than being the "president", just who is he, Mike?

Is he a natural born citizen, or is he even a citizen? Was he born n Hawaii as claimed, or was he born some where else... like Kenya? Just who is he?

By: Mike Burch on 10/9/11 at 12:43

Yogi,

Why single out Barack Obama for special attention? How do we know that GWB wasn't implanted in his mother as part of an alien plot to destroy the earth through sheer stupidity? Can the sudden rash of charismatic morons running for President possibly be "natural"? What are the odds that three "people" as stupid and unable to speak basic English correctly as GWB, Palin and Bachmann could end up running for President?

Yogi, you need to stop worrying abut Barack Obama and consider the obvious fact that aliens are trying end life on earth by 2012 by dumbing us down to the point of extinction. And it seems their nefarious plot is working!

Seriously, Barack Obama is just as American as anyone born on American soil or to an American parent. Hell, my two sisters were born in England to an English mother, but they're still American citizens because our father is American.

Your paranoia is unbecoming, as irrational fears usually are.

Mike

By: Captain Nemo on 10/9/11 at 1:14

Shut up old fogi

By: yogiman on 10/9/11 at 4:50

Mike,

Call me what you wish, but your comments are so facetious its pathetic. You question my concern about the man in the White House. I'm concerned he was allowed for it to happen.

Factually, anyone can hold that office if they are a natural born citizen of our nation. Barry Soetoro is not a natural born citizen with a Kenyan father.

Your remark about George Bush. Well, he does have a legal birth certificate. The facts are, it doesn't matter if George misses a word in his talk. Barry doesn't seem to be an expert speaker unless he is standing in from of his teleprompters.

And seriously, Mike, Barack Obama is not just an American. Did he convert his citizenship back to the USA after his citizenship in Indonesia?

Can you explain why his Social Security number cannot pass the the E-verify machine of the Homeland Security Department?

Can you explain why he run for the office to "keep an open office"? Why has re refused to open his books to the public?

Mike, I suggest you read page 104 of the 104 First Congress Session in 1790 where it spells out what a natural born citizen is. And Barry Soetoro ain't.

By: bfra on 10/9/11 at 6:14

Checked in and there is yogi still rattling to his empty head!

By: yogiman on 10/9/11 at 7:11

Ole yogi is going to rattle until you children learn a valuable lesson. Its called civics specializing in th Constitution of the USA. I hope you all have pea brains in your hard headed skulls large enough to some day understand what you are being taught.

By: localboy on 10/12/11 at 9:10

"The 'Hitler' comparison was automatically made in the minds of LeftLibProggs, who inwardly and guiltily feel that maybe, just maybe, someone might've hit the nail square on the head." Not being a LeftLibProgg (whatever that may be), actually I thought he was referring to Rep. Boehner...;)