Daily archives: January 30th, 2012

Bloomberg: Gingrich Sued for Using ‘Eye of the Tiger’ at Campaign Stops

From Bloomberg News:

Newt Gingrich, fighting for the Republican Party’s nomination to challenge President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, was sued for unauthorized use of “Eye of the Tiger,” the Grammy-winning theme song from “Rocky III.”

Rude Music Inc., an Illinois corporation owned by Frank Sullivan, a co-author of the song, sued the candidate today in federal court inChicago, seeking a court order blocking Gingrich’s unauthorized use of the song at campaign rallies. Rude Music is also seeking unspecified money damages.

Newt 2012 Inc. and the American Conservative Union, a political advocacy group, are also named as defendants in the five-page complaint.

You mean you can’t just take anyone’s music and play it anywhere, particularly for the purpose of raising money for your own political campaign? What? What about the First Amendment.

Oh. Right.

That doesn’t apply in this case.

Yoi. Another ethical lapse for the former speaker?

And, yes, you can be sued for stealing music.

Is that what Newt did? The courts will decide.

The Muppets Attack Fox News: Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy Speak (Video)

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy hit back at Fox News during a UK press conference following the London Premiere of their new film. Fox had publically criticized the film for supposedly pushing a ‘dangerous liberal agenda’ at kids.

Kermit mocks their blatant and pointless fear mongering before Miss Piggy offers her own opinion on Fox News.

Camera and Post by Russell Nelson.

So, so cool.

Tip of the hat to Media Matters for America.

Earth to Newt Gingrich: Phone Home

The title is suggested from Charles M. Blow’s wonderful critique of Newt Gingrich 2011-12, still the Newt of the 90s, even if the GOP dares not recall:

Gingrich told a crowd on Florida’s so-called Space Coast on Wednesday that “by the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the Moon. And it will be American.” And he said that he would push for the introduction of a “Northwest Ordinance for Space” so that when the number of colonists reached 13,000, they could petition for statehood.

(By the way, I find it interesting that Gingrich didn’t insist on answering the question about Puerto Rican statehood at Thursday’s debate, yet he’s advocating for a state on the Moon. Earth to Newt: phone home.)

The writer notes former Senator Bob Dole’s concerns as well:

One of the latest establishment Republicans to try to avert the Gingrich catastrophe is former Senator Bob Dole, who wrote a letter to the Romney campaign on Thursday saying: “I have not been critical of Newt Gingrich, but it is now time to take a stand before it is too late.” It only got better from there. Dole continued, “hardly anyone who served with Newt in Congress has endorsed him, and that fact speaks for itself. He was a one-man-band who rarely took advice.”

How long until Newt is tossed aside?

Or, dare we say it, how long until he wins the nomination from the GOP? Then what? Will the Dems finally win the south again, as well as the east, west and north?