Randy Newman sang a rather interesting song at the conclusion of the Macworld Keynote Speech. Here was the relevant portion of his song:

Its pissing me off a little that the Supreme Court is going to outlive me. Couple young Italian fellas and a brother on the Court now, too. But I defy you to find me, anywhere in the world, two Italians as tight-assed as the two Italians we got here. And as for the brother- well Pluto’s not a planet anymore either.

You can find the .wav file here. Calling Justices Scalia and Alito ‘tight-ass?’ Calling Justice Clarence Thomas a ‘brother?’ Oh dear.


2 Responses to “Randy Newman Critiques The Court During Apple Keynote”

  1. 1 Phelps

    The “Pluto” remark was offputting too. Was he revoking Thomas’ “black card”? Seriously? Randy F’in Newman? If someone had said that about Obama he would be tarred as a racist before he got offstage.

  2. 2 theBrian

    Calling Scalia and Alito tight-ass is almost complimentary. And Clarence Thomas…. it was not racist.

    I have seen “A Few Words in Defense of Our Country” performed live by Mr. Newman on several occasions — the audience was more than complimentary.

    Ours is an Empire that is in disarry [to be charitable.

    Randy Newman is no racist. He never stood on his piano bench and shouted “god damn america”.

    This song in its entirety is a biting and accurate commentary on what Mr. Newman has observed in his ~65 years observing America and the World.

    Read about him @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_newman


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