Randy Rainbow’s new video, The Room Where It Happened is out. Based on the lyrics from the song of the same name from the Broadway score of Hamilton, it speaks to the lies and the secrecy that is not only poisoning the office of the President Of The United States, but also our reputation of living under a true democracy.
It is also the perfect way to end the work week.
One of my new favorite songs is actually a classic. Disturb’s cover of The Sounds Of Silence is one of the most beautiful, haunting songs I have heard in a very long time.
It reminds me that this song, is still as powerful in 2017 as it was in late 60’s. The basic message of the song to be quiet and listen to one another. Given our present fractured political climate, it feels right to re-introduce the song to a new generation. Instead of yelling over each other, this country and this world would be a better place if we actually understood what it is to listen to others.
Songs are more powerful than we think they have. Songs can move mountains, change the world, change an opinion. This song is one of those songs.
That is the reason it is one of my new favorite songs.
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Randy Rainbow has done it again. His latest video once more proves why the not so commander-in-chief is acting less like a grown man who is the leader of the free world and more like a junior high school bully.
I could go on and on about why the good people in DC are screwing with our healthcare, but the post below says it all.
Source: Me Without Healthcare….
Within the world of politics, there is a sliver of absurdity.
For the last 30 odd years, Capitol Steps has had the pleasure of pointing out the absurdity of politics and politicians in particular.
Last night, I had the pleasure of seeing a show at The Symphony Space in New York City. A cross between a political SNL parody and a musical revue, the show uses popular music to satirize the truth about politics.
This show is brilliant, funny and the perfect release for the political agita that has become the norm over the last few years. I absolutely recommend it.
Capitol Steps is playing at various theaters around the country. Check the website for location and showtimes.
Randy Rainbow has done it again. It’s called Russian Ties and it is brilliant.
Once again, Randy Rainbow has released another brilliant video about the man who should not be in The White House, but is.
Speaking of Donald Trump, he announced yesterday that the US would withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.
I could state the obvious reasons why this a huge mistake, but I think the scene in The Day After Tomorrow when New York City is destroyed by a tsunami says it all.
While many scientists agree that the abrupt climate change depicted in the film is not quite accurate, the nugget of the idea is very much based in reality.
This man needs to get out of The White House, like yesterday.
Randy Rainbow has done it again. Using a song from the musical, Evita, he continues to point why Donald Trump is not fit for the office of the President Of The United States.
Thank you, Randy, for your genius, for your talent and for continually making us laugh.
I was a few years away from entering the world when Richard Nixon was in the The White House.
My guess is that some those who watched as Watergate unfolded and Richard Nixon was booted from The Oval Office, did not think they would ever see honorable seat of the President Of The United States disgraced again.
Enter Donald Trump and Randy Rainbow’s latest video.
Thank you, Randy. You have made this man’s awful tenure in The White House just a little easier to deal with.
There is nothing more heart wrenching to hear the pain in the voice of parent who is helpless to ease the suffering of their child. Last week Jimmy Kimmel’s wife gave birth to a baby boy. Within hours of the birth, a very astute nurse noticed that something was wrong with the baby. To make a long story short, his son was born with a heart defect and surgery saved his life.
We all know that Jimmy Kimmel is extremely funny and he, like his colleagues, have had plenty of material to work with, especially with the current administration in Washington DC. Instead using jokes and comedy to mock what is going on in The White House, he used his face and his name to speak up for the ACA (the Affordable Care Act).
“We were brought up to believe that we live in the greatest country in the world, but until a few years ago millions and millions of us had no access to health insurance at all,” he said. “You know, before 2014 if you were born with congenital heart disease like my son was, there was a good chance you’d never be able to get health insurance because you had a pre-existing condition. You were born with a pre-existing condition and if your parents didn’t have medical insurance you might not live long enough to even get denied because of a pre-existing condition. If your baby is going to die and it doesn’t have to, it shouldn’t matter how much money you make.”
It’s no secret that the ACA is flawed and needs some serious overhaul. But there is no point in throwing out the baby with the bath water. The ACA works, it just needs to be fixed.
If nothing else tears at the heart of our political leaders, it is the story of a parent who watched their child suffer and was powerless to relieve the suffering.