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Lt. Kerry's Lonley Hearts Club Band
The Boston Herald ^ | 09/16/07 | Howie Carr

Posted on 09/16/2007 3:50:27 AM PDT by Andy'smom

If you thought Scaramouche was a pretentious name for Sen. John Forbes Kerry to give his 42-foot Nantucket gigolo boat, he’s gone and topped himself.

Liveshot has scuttled the name Scaramouche and rechristened it . . . Let It Be.

That’s right, the Beatles song. From Freddie Mercury to John Lennon. I’m telling you, you cannot make this stuff up.

Why “Let It Be?” My theory is the more appropriate Lennon-McCartney titles were taken: “Nowhere Man” and “I’m a Loser.” Not to mention “Fool on the Hill.”

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: johnfkerry; kerrryloserhowiecarr; kerry; scaramouche
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Funny Howie Carr column.
1 posted on 09/16/2007 3:50:31 AM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: Andy'smom

Scaramouche, Scaramouche, can you do the fandango?

“Lonley, you stay away from that strange man!”


2 posted on 09/16/2007 3:57:54 AM PDT by decimon
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To: Andy'smom

“Kerry That Weight” seems like a good name for the life boat.


3 posted on 09/16/2007 3:58:52 AM PDT by Ahithophel (Padron@Anniversario)
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To: Andy'smom
He originally wanted... “Screw You All”
4 posted on 09/16/2007 4:03:04 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: Andy'smom

Its bad luck to re-name a boat.


5 posted on 09/16/2007 4:07:51 AM PDT by abseaman (If you will not fight to the death--stay home.)
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To: abseaman

You’re right, I forgot about that.


6 posted on 09/16/2007 4:10:44 AM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: Andy'smom

LOL. We need some photoshopped versions of Jon Cary’s boat renamed

“Nowhere Man”

and

“Fool on the Hill”

maybe also

“Hard Day’s Night” (for what it must be like to be married to him, or for him to be married to Teresa)


7 posted on 09/16/2007 4:11:27 AM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: Andy'smom
“Nothing really matters,
Anyone can see,
Nothing really matters,nothing really matters to me,

Any way the wind blows....”

Most excellent bump!

8 posted on 09/16/2007 4:20:13 AM PDT by Samwise (Fred Thompson: I think the problem with crime in this country is criminals.)
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To: abseaman
We can hope so.

News update: "John Kerry on the Let it be, lost at sea."

9 posted on 09/16/2007 4:22:32 AM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: Andy'smom

Lonley = Lonely


10 posted on 09/16/2007 4:27:08 AM PDT by decimon
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To: Enchante

“The Tax Man”


11 posted on 09/16/2007 4:29:02 AM PDT by Roy Tucker ("You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality"--Ayn Rand)
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To: abseaman
"Its bad luck to re-name a boat."

I was thinking the same thing.

But it's nice to know he's encouaging Lady Luck to frown on him!

12 posted on 09/16/2007 4:31:15 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("We have met the enemy and he is us." -Pogo)
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To: Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; Carolinamom; Cheapskate; ..

Howie Carr column ping!


13 posted on 09/16/2007 4:31:54 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: decimon

I know, it was still dark here when I copied it, maybe the moderator can change it.


14 posted on 09/16/2007 4:35:03 AM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: raccoonradio

You know, not that I ever saw it, there was a movie made based on Sgt Pepper but it featured the Bee Gees. Which leads me to this song parody I wrote in late ‘04...

He is going back to Massachusetts
Couldn’t win the White House if he tried
And they still love him back in Massachusetts
They voted for him, through all those times he lied

Got a lot of votes in San Francisco
New York and L.A., they loved him too
But he’s still going back to Massachusetts
The Swift Boat hero made Democrats so blue.


15 posted on 09/16/2007 4:36:37 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

National Lampoon once had an article way back (dealing with
George McGovern, I think) called Sargent Shriver’s Bleeding
Heart Club Band :)


16 posted on 09/16/2007 4:38:00 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Andy'smom

>>When she said yes, he was feeling glad all over.

Oops, Howie, that one wasn’t a Beatles song (Glad All Over).
Dave Clark 5, IIRC... :)


17 posted on 09/16/2007 4:40:16 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Teresa In The Sky With Diamonds (about about $700 million)

“When I’m 64” I won’t be president

Ted K version (Day in the Life, starting with “he blew
his mind out in a car” line):
He drowned Kopechne with his car
He drank too much and drove it off a bridge
Didn’t report it for 10 hours
Got re-elected though
Nobody in Boston cares as long as you’re a Democrat
He’d love to turn...you...on...


18 posted on 09/16/2007 4:46:58 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

AND about $700 milliion, that should say


19 posted on 09/16/2007 4:47:23 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Glad Al l Over was a DC5 hit, but was subsequently covered by the Beatles (BBC sessions I think with lead vocals by George).


20 posted on 09/16/2007 5:16:37 AM PDT by beckaz
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To: Andy'smom

Kerry is probably trying to maintain political viability by concealing the real reason for the name “Scaramouche”. See the brilliant post from a few years ago, exclusive to FR, excerpted below:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1472855/posts

The Quiet American by Grhame Greene is the quintessential anti vietnam novel. Written in 1955 while the French effort in then Indochina was raging, the novel explores and illustrates the various feelings regarding Vietnam that came to dominate American political culture in the late 1960’s.

The protagnist of the book is a guy called Fowler. Fowler is an American hating, left-leaning atheist in the mold of Greene himself.

On the other side is a fellow named Pyle, who works at the American embassy and is a strident anti-communist.

Fowler is very Kerry-esque, tortured by every conceivable nuance missed by the US and Western governments, and ultimately finds himself far more sympathetic to the Communists than to the French, Americans or non-Communist nationalists.

This is the quintessential book opposing the French/American effort in Vietnam, and there is no doubt that Kerry read it.

Fowler goes on to conspire with the viet minh to have Pyle killed. Fowler’s alibi for the evening when Pyle was killed? He was watching the movie Scaramouche.

The name of John Kerry’s yacht? Scaramouche. Coincidence?


21 posted on 09/16/2007 5:19:18 AM PDT by Stingray51
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To: beckaz

then it qualifies! good


22 posted on 09/16/2007 5:22:41 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Enchante

Would “ THE LANCHED LURCH “ be a fitting handle for this pero?


23 posted on 09/16/2007 5:35:24 AM PDT by CHEE (You don't have to practice to be miserable.)
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To: Roy Tucker

I guess the name Swiftboat was already taken. (LOL)


24 posted on 09/16/2007 5:35:30 AM PDT by steve7
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To: Enchante

How about “Back in the USSR”


25 posted on 09/16/2007 5:38:14 AM PDT by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: Stingray51
Even taking 'Scaramouche' at face value would be enough. According to Wikipedia, the protagonist of the novel is a young French aristocrat who "becomes in the course of the novel a lawyer, politician, and lover, confounding his enemies with his elegant orations and precision swordsmanship".

Sounds a lot like our boy JFnK, the lawyer, politician, and gigolo, except that his logic and sword are both quite bent. His identifying with a French aristocrat is too funny for words.

26 posted on 09/16/2007 5:39:50 AM PDT by US at Risk
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To: normy
Hoe 'bout "CAMBODIA"???
27 posted on 09/16/2007 5:46:30 AM PDT by OldEagle
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To: US at Risk; Stingray51
No matter how you slice Scaramouche, it makes Kerry look like crap.

Here’s the American Heritage Dictionary on Scaramouch (or Scaramouche):

NOUN: A stock character in commedia dell’arte and pantomime, depicted as a boastful coward or buffoon.

ETYMOLOGY: French Scaramouche, from Italian Scaramuccia, from scaramuccia, skirmish.

Let it be! Indeed.

28 posted on 09/16/2007 5:49:17 AM PDT by beckaz
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To: OldEagle

Or “Christmas in Cambodia”?


29 posted on 09/16/2007 5:52:57 AM PDT by OldEagle
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To: OldEagle

Or “I used to fairy CIA guys to Cambodia”?


30 posted on 09/16/2007 5:54:58 AM PDT by OldEagle
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To: US at Risk

Actually, the protaganist is the illegitimate son of two aristocrats and raised by the mother’s friend. After joining a roaming acting troop, which uses the charactors of traditional comic plays such as Pantaloon, Rhodomont (the likely source of rhodomontade) Polichinelle, etc. All very stereotypical. Scaramouche was the trickster. He later works for a fencing master and becomes expert and still later ends up joining the National Assembly during the early days of the French Revolution, in part to keep aristocrats from killing their opponents in duels. It’s a great book (by Rafael Sabatini).

But, you’r probably right about Kerry’s admiration for the French and for The Quiet American. Remember a few years ago that Michael Caine was miffed because he didn’t win best actor for the movie.


31 posted on 09/16/2007 5:57:50 AM PDT by McGarrett (Book'em Danno)
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To: Andy'smom
I know, it was still dark here when I copied it, maybe the moderator can change it.

For purpose of searching the forum.

Otherwise, 'Lonley' is OK. 'Lonley' could be who would follow Kerry.

"Lonley, don't you get on that boat!"

32 posted on 09/16/2007 6:00:57 AM PDT by decimon
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To: Andy'smom

YELLOW SUBMARINE (paint boat to match).


33 posted on 09/16/2007 6:06:44 AM PDT by shove_it (nonilligitimus carborundum)
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To: Andy'smom

Reporting for dooty?


34 posted on 09/16/2007 6:12:22 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: Andy'smom

Very, Very Bad Luck to change any boat’s name...as any true seaman knows. But this poor slob Kerry has flip-flopped on everything else in his life, why not his boat’s name too. Pitiful jerk!!!


36 posted on 09/16/2007 6:21:47 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Andy'smom

Ship of Fools?


37 posted on 09/16/2007 6:28:44 AM PDT by Fresh Wind
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To: Andy'smom

38 posted on 09/16/2007 6:31:05 AM PDT by Fresh Wind
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To: Phatboy
Classic!

Kerry - boats - Scaramuccia, all becoming classic. Maybe Lonley is the classic dupe.

39 posted on 09/16/2007 6:37:42 AM PDT by decimon
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To: abseaman

Its done all the time on the Great Lakes.


40 posted on 09/16/2007 6:46:00 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: Andy'smom

Howie is always entertaining!


41 posted on 09/16/2007 6:49:36 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: Andy'smom
This momentous nautical event happened last November, but apparently nobody noticed the official filing with the Coast Guard until now.

Actually, a caller to his radio show mentioned seeing Kerry tie up the "Let It Be" next to a tony pierside restaurant on Nantucket. Howie said he thought the name of the War Hero's lastest command was the "Scaramouche", but he'd look into it.

I was a little taken aback by Kerry's choice of the name Scaramouche, knowing it's connotation, especially in light of the Swiftboat allegations and the fact that he was basing his presidential campaign on his "War Record".


42 posted on 09/16/2007 7:05:37 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake but Accurate, Experts Say)
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To: Andy'smom

How about Bonnie Tyler’s “Lost in France”?


43 posted on 09/16/2007 7:12:25 AM PDT by Wil H (Turning $1000 into $100,000 through cattle futures requires the "willing suspension of disbelief")
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To: Andy'smom

“Let It Be”

It’s actually a plea to the Swiftboaters and others who revealed some of the truth about his military service.
He just doesn’t want the hidden truth of his questionable discharge persued any further.

“Please, oh please, let it be.....”


45 posted on 09/16/2007 8:49:11 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: OldEagle

Or “I used to fairy CIA guys to Cambodia”?

That would tie in nicely with “Fairy ‘cross the Merci” (say it with a French accent)


46 posted on 09/16/2007 8:53:51 AM PDT by Bernard (The Fairness Doctrine should be applied to people who follow the rules to come to America legally)
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To: Fresh Wind
Great float! I can just imagine hearing “Just a Gigolo” playing as the flat rolls by!
47 posted on 09/16/2007 9:10:44 AM PDT by jackieaxe (I'm voting for Ron Paul in spite of the Neocon/Big Government Republican propaganda!)
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To: Andy'smom
Thanks Howie, that was Hilarious! And in this day and age, a much needed humor break!
48 posted on 09/16/2007 9:53:25 AM PDT by gidget7 ( Vote for the Arsenal of Democracy, because America RUNS on Duncan!)
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To: Andy'smom; johnny7; TomGuy; maryz; Lonesome in Massachussets; JLO; gidget7; nopardons; ...

LT ping - sneaking in for a good laugh...........


49 posted on 09/16/2007 10:00:14 AM PDT by bitt ("And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.")
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To: steve7

How about ‘The Minnow’?


50 posted on 09/16/2007 10:02:50 AM PDT by Maumee (wt)
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