The Watering Hole, Saturday, July 20, 2013: I Worry ‘Bout It

Time for another parody, what d’ya say? This one was inspired by a friend of mine, Frank, who said he really liked this song. Frank may actually help me record some of these things (I’m the hold-up, not him; stage fright); so this is for him. I hope you all enjoy this one about arguing with political opponents, or anyone who you think hasn’t a clue what he or she is talking about, but insists it’s right anyway. I’m sure some of us won’t agree who needs to hear it. (I know who I think needs to hear it. :))

I Worry ‘Bout It
Original Words and Music “Opus 17 (Don’t You Worry ‘Bout Me)” by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randel, 1966
Additional Lyrics by Wayne A. Schneider, 2013

Ahhhh, I can see
This ain’t no fun for me-
You’re only showing in your heart no empathy
If there’s another plan
That I don’t understand
Go on and tell me, Man
‘Cause now I worry ‘bout it

It’s so true
That you’ve been lying, too
The world all knows we only want what’s best for you
What good are facts denied
If your whole point’s implied
Go on and be decried
And hope I worry ‘bout it

Say you’re wrong
And I’ll just move along
Although you’ll think about it when you hear this song
I’ll always think that you
Intend to take the view
That somehow it’s all true
And that I worry ‘bout it

Ooooooooooh bay-ay-by.

See this guy
Before he says goodbye
Remember if they ever let him spin and lie
Don’t hide your own disdain
Don’t ever feel to blame
‘Cause he’ll do that again
That’s why I worry ‘bout it

I thought you
Know better than you do
You’ll spend your whole life saying what you want is true
And so this is goodbye
I know you’d rather lie
But don’t you tell me why
‘Cause then I’d worry ‘bout it

This is also our daily open thread. Feel free to discuss arguing with political opponents/idiots, brilliant song parodies you’ve read recently, or anything else you want to discuss..

62 thoughts on “The Watering Hole, Saturday, July 20, 2013: I Worry ‘Bout It

    • Tenacious journalist/reporter. Truly a refreshing approach – asking direct questions, expecting direct answers (which of course was rare).

      • Not that many years back the RWNJs were viciously attacking her on one of their echo chamber rolls, calling her old and ugly and rude — because she dared to ask GW uncomfortable questions. We will never see her like again. No more I F Stones, no more Edward R Murrows. We’re basically fucked.

  1. What a way to start the day, having to file a police report for a stolen mailbox! The damn cat was outside all night and did nothing to stop the thief so I refused to pet him before feeding him this morning.

    • oh dear! Hope there was no mail in the box. (mail theft is on the increase in this part of the universe).
      Smokey doesn’t know from mailboxes, give him an extra pet!

      • Stealing a mailbox is very serious.
        My favorite is to sink a six inch black iron pipe 3ft deep filled with concrete (with a flange on top) into the dirt and mount the pipe/flange to the inside top of the box.
        Paint the pipe to look like wood.
        If they’re smashing mailboxes and stealing them, the fact that it is round will not hinder their already poor judgement
        When some punk wants to hit it with a bat they get a swell surprise.

  2. Will Ferrell’s best performance, always love Emma Thompson, and music from Spoon…one of my favorite movies. Here’s the end to Stranger Than Fiction.

  3. Sigh… I fear we won’t ever see another reporter, or prosecuting attorney for that matter, like Helen Thomas again. Kicking her out of the front row was one of the most glaring examples of the pettiness that ran rampant in Bushco.

    • That was her badge of honor! And the immaturity of the baby-Bush administration. All because she dared question why he chose to attack Iraq.

    • According to the article the plane and surrounding area were napalmed, finding remains is going to prove very difficult.

  4. RIP Helen Thomas (1920-2013)–Watch Her 2007 and 2009 Interviews on Democracy Now!

    “It was a disappointment not to have had weapons of mass destruction.”
    Baby-boy Bush

  5. Warning: don’t go to and read this link without having a barf bucket (or better yet, two of them) handy.

    Saturday nutpick-a-palooza: Obama and Trayvon


    Whites aren’t racist, they are tired of African Americans being slothful, violent, criminal, and milking the system because they squandered their free public education, and refused to learn to read, write, do arithmetic, and speak English.
    Blacks are their own worst enemy!

    • I needed three barf buckets. 😦

      These morons are such deeply-ingrained racists, that they don’t even know they’re racists!

      They get pissed off when the President has the nerve to address this country on ANYTHING, and will always connect what Obama says to race. Hello!? Classic psychological projection, anyone?


      • My guess is that they really WANT, maybe even CRAVE a “Race War.” Give them something to do with their assault rifles, their pickups, and their tee-tiny dicks as they snap-to and shout ‘Zieg Heil’.

        Not sure I’ve ever in all my born days seen such a blatant display of abject idiocy . . . but that’s probably because I never waste my time on wingnut websites, including Fox “news.”

    • Okay, logic is not this guy’s strong suit.

      “Are you running for president?” Fox 5 reporter John Henrehan asked Kokesh.

      “Yes sir, in 2020 on the platform of orderly dissolution of the United States government.”

      When Henrehan asked Kokesh if that was a good idea, the activist responded, “Why is having a federal government a good idea at this point?”


      The article goes on to state:

      “He told Fox 5 that he is 70 percent disabled due to his military service and currently relies on government assistance to get by.”

      So he wants to abolish the government he depends on.

      • TeaPublican thinking, obviously…interpretation: never think the entire process through before shooting off your mouth.
        (if he becomes a convicted felon, nutcase can run for President just won’t be able to vote for himself)

  6. Hi Zoosters:

    I’ve been hard at work with my research for my CSI St. Augustine project. I’m currently involved with Henry Morrison Flagler who lived between 1830 and 1913. I find it very interesting that during his lifetime Evangelical Christianity was influencing peoples lives, businesses were unregulated and making excessive profits, wealth was concentrated in a small percentage of the population, politicians were easily bought off, investment was needed in transportation infrastructure, there were racial issues, particularly involving blacks, women were fighting for their rights, there was a rush to drill holes in the ground to extract fossil fuel and pipelines were being built to transport that fuel.

    At the Northeast Corner of the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C. is a statue called Future and engraved on it’s base is a phrase from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a phrase that was used by Vice President Biden in his debate with Sarah Palin: WHAT IS PAST IS PROLOGUE.

    Will the people of this country ever learn from our own history?

  7. Okay, I’m just not going to do the farmer’s market when it’s 102 degrees when I pull into the parking lot at 3 p.m., and still 100 degrees when I pull out of the parking lot at 7:30.

    I don’t know how Outstanding does it, with the kind of humidity she has; she’s a better woman than I am.

    • RWNJs never allow the facts to interfere with their ‘reality’.
      A young man was murdered by a trigger-happy racist.

  8. I don’t normally use multi-part tweets, since that defeats the whole point of the Twitter, but here goes:

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