Skip to comments.When a Beatle (McCartney) Should Keep his Mouth Shut
Posted on 07/29/2010 5:47:54 PM PDT by hiho hiho
Even today, the Crown expects certain standards of behavior and conduct from those who have been Knighted.
(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) - Recently Sir Paul McCartney, you accepted the Library of Congress Gershwin Award for Popular Song at the White House. As you accepted the honor you mumbled:
"It's a fantastic honor (for) the Gershwin family to give me this incredible award and for me to be awarded it by the Library of Congress. And in fact, after the last eight years, it's great to have a president who knows what a library is,"
While we will forgive the Yoda-like ending of the sentence with a verb, the context must be addressed. Sir Paul, you must try not to sing out of tune or you will need a little help from your friends. You see, Sir Paul, the President to whom you are referring in your pithy jibe possesses a Master Degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He was also the President of the United States. In comparison, Sir Paul, you are a Knight Bachelor with an education that would not qualify you in the USA to enter into the Harvard Business School. In fact, Five General Certificate of Secondary Education Ordinary Level subjects and an Advanced level subject are about the equivalent of a US High School Diploma and six semester hours of College work for a Baccalaureate Degree.
Now, Sir Paul, during your most creative years with the Beatles your contribution to modern culture is without parallel. No one can argue the fantastic string of musical hits that caught Americas imagination. It was during this time that the man you made fun of recently was serving on duty in the Texas National Guard. He stood ready, when called, to defend his country in time of war. In this country we call that honor and dedication. They are traits we admire and hold in high regard, kinda how England used to be back in World War II.
Sir Paul, I understand that you are enthralled with the new American administration. So enthralled, in fact, that you sung one of your famous songs Michelle to the First Lady with much passion and poetry. This was admirable of you considering the venue. But what song would you sing to President Bush if you wished to apologize for your statement quoted above? I have a few suggestions:
Nowhere Man to indicate your lack of knowledge regarding President Bushs educational achievements?
Day Tripper because it might give you a reason to take the easy way out?
Fixing a Hole to stop your mind from wondering where it will go?
From me to You to keep things satisfied?
Getting Better so that you wont continue to hide your head in the sand?
Girl so you wont feel a fool?
Golden Slumbers so you have a way to get back homeward?
I suppose the list could go on and on but I think Sir Paul gets the idea. So at this point I would like to remind Sir Paul of what it means to hold the title of Knight. Perhaps this is best explained through the words of Chaucer in his Prologue to his Knights Tale.
"And ever more he had a sovereign price, And though that he was worthy, he was wise And of his port as meek as was a maid. He never yet no villainy he said In all his life unto no manner wight He was a very perfect, gentle knight."
Clearly in Chaucers day a Knight was not expected to make snide, unfounded comments at Heads of State. Even today, the Crown expects certain standards of behavior and conduct from those who have been Knighted. For Her Majesty has been known, when circumstances warrant, to annul honors. An example of this was Lester Piggott, who had his Order of the British Empire (OBE) removed after being convicted for tax evasion. Of course, Sir Paul, you were aware of this royal tendency in a song you wrote many years ago:
Her Majestys a pretty nice girl but she doesnt have a lot to say, Her Majestys a pretty nice girl but she changes from day to day.
Answer: When he is a Dung Beetle.
This from a man who was suspected of ‘helping’ his first wife out of this world.
In the head.
George Bush’s annual reading contests with Dick Cheney have been documented. I’m pretty sure George Bush knows what a library is.
As someone much smarter than myself pointed out, “Paul McCartney?! When was the last time he was relevant? 1970?”
"For the last 50 years" would be a good start.
Why do these morons want to turn this country into Venezuela or Zimbabwe when they can go there?
The Beatles wern’t very good at keeping their mouths shut.
Ah yes, the Beatles, who publically left U.K. due to high taxes, preferring the U.S.’s lower taxes, but will tout socialism at every turn.
When a Beatle (McCartney) Should Keep his Mouth Shut
“For the last 50 years” would be a good start.”
ROFL... thanks for the chuckle. That was a good one and one that is oh so true....
Mr. McCartney and all those Progressive Democrats are brilliant, brilliant....more than brilliant.....absolutely smart, really really bright, intellectual and all-knowing.
So far advanced that they should seek a habital planet other than earth and move there to make it into a paradise,
unhindered by knuckle-dragging, right-wing, bible-thumping, gun-loving morons.
It has become crystal clear to me that taxes are supposed to paid by non-Socialsts.
a jackass who lost $30MM to a one-legged skank ought not to poke fun at others
“As someone much smarter than myself pointed out, Paul McCartney?! When was the last time he was relevant? 1970?
As I grow older and more conservative, I am beginning to feel that the only relevancy these aged rockers had was to help destroy the American culture. Oh I know it is nostalgic to muse on the “talents” of Paul McCartney but even by 1970,the Beatles had lost a lot of their edge.For Pete’s sake, they had to concoct a bogus myth about Paul being dead in 1969 in order to keep themselves current and interesting. He is only revered now because he reminds all the middle aged folks of their youth. Personally, I think that rock n roll music provided the early soundtrack for our cultural demise.
Since this is going to be a paul bashing thread, I’m going to try to say something nice about paul...
Paul, you’re not as weird as john. And if john was still alive, you would probably have a few more braincells still functioning than he.
This country needs a President who has actually left the library to work in the real world. I miss the Cowboy.