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A Little Campaign Ad Help For Mitt

Posted on | June 15, 2012 | 14 Comments

by Smitty

HotAir has the new Romney ad, and there isn’t really anything wrong with it, per se:

But can’t we just tart things up a bit, amidst our financial apocalypse, with some retro Zappa that is totally apropos #OccupyResoluteDesk?

Sage advice for the Obama Administration:

But you should be diggin’ it
While it’s happening. (Yes!)
But you should be diggin’ it
While it’s happening
’cause it just might be
A one-shot deal

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14 Responses to “A Little Campaign Ad Help For Mitt”

  1. Adobe_Walls
    June 15th, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    Frank Zappa,wisdom for the ages.
    Keep up the good work.

  2. Brendon Carr
    June 16th, 2012 @ 1:46 am

    Frank Zappa might even have approved! He self-identified as a conservative/libertarian, and with the libertarian Tea Party ascendant I’d like to think that rascal would have been with us. Perhaps Romney 2012 might ask Dweezil Zappa and the Zappa Family Trust for a license.

  3. echosyst
    June 16th, 2012 @ 4:43 am

    Zappa probably would have approved of occupy and his music sucked. Nobody would listen to 4 minutes of that noise.

  4. A.Men
    June 16th, 2012 @ 7:19 am

    President Kardashian, you have been voted off the island.  The Tribe (the American people) has spoken —  2012 Nov.

  5. smitty
    June 16th, 2012 @ 7:32 am

    What a research-free smear that is. See
    As to whether he sucked, he did work with the London Symphony Orchestra:,_Vol._I 

  6. cbinflux
    June 16th, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    We can hope, but BHO and Holder are doing all they can to rig the election — and the summer riots.

  7. Cadman70454
    June 16th, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    echosyst, you are flat out wrong.  you said, “Nobody would listen to 4 minutes of that noise.”

    Well I saw him 4 times over the years.  at 2 hours a concert that would be 10 hours.  once after the first show, I bought tickets to the second show and went right back in so that was a 4 hour show.  That fact in itself makes you wrong.  But it wasn’t just me.  His auditorium sized shows were packed.

    You might not like his style or his music but to say, “Nobody would listen to 4 minutes of that noise”, is ridiculusly wrong and uninformed.  Everyone at his concerts listened to far more than 4 minutes of his music and enjoyed it to boot.

    “Thank God that you still got hands”.  Now go use them disco boy.

  8. Wombat_socho
    June 16th, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

     Whatever happens, we have got
    A Nation of Riflemen
    and they have not.

    (with apologies to Hilarie Belloc)

  9. Adobe_Walls
    June 16th, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    Seeing Zappa at DAR Constitution Hall was one of the five best concerts ever for my milage.

  10. Neshobanakni
    June 16th, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    Last man standing in the Obama admin: “A sinister midget, with a bucket and a mop, as the blood runs down the drain…”

  11. richard40
    June 16th, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    haven’t listened to that much zappa, he might be a great artist, but that particular song didn’t do much for me.

    The romney commercial was very good.  Its always effective to quote the other guys own words condemning hmself.

  12. dickhead
    June 16th, 2012 @ 8:39 pm

    Most morons don’t know that Zappa was a recognized modern classical musician as well as a musical satirist, so it’s OK, you morons.  I think he was a liberal, although he was not an ideologue.  We could  use more of that type of independent thinking, even though I disagree with all things liberal…

  13. smitty
    June 16th, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    Having read The Real Frank Zappa Book a bazillion years ago, I think Frank was mostly libertarian, to the extent that categories of any sort didn’t melt upon his entrance.

  14. Casey
    June 18th, 2012 @ 12:58 am

     Cadman, I hear where you’re coming from, and I know how many fantastic musicians worked with Zappa over the years (Jean-Luc Ponty being a personal fave), but frankly I have trouble sitting down and listening to one of his pieces all the way through.

    On the other hand, I would never say he sucked, either. 😉