Showing posts with label Meatball Ron. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Meatball Ron. Show all posts

February 15, 2023

Just for fun: Stephen Colbert on Trump's new name for DeSantis: Meatball Ron, plus Billy Joel video

By Hal Brown

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I think that the Meatball Ron story was first reported in The New York Times on Feb. 12th.

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Since November, despite the criticism he faced at the time, Mr. Trump has periodically hit out at his potential rival, albeit to a relatively small audience. He posted his most recent innuendo about the governor on Truth Social, where he has just under five million followers. And he has insulted Mr. DeSantis in casual conversations, describing him as “Meatball Ron,” an apparent dig at his appearance, or “Shutdown Ron,” a reference to restrictions the governor put in place at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

The media jumped all over this story so Trump got lots of free publicity (see news search for Meatball Ron)

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This was covered by Fox News here:

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Although I read that Trump was going to try out his new nickname for Ron DeSantis, Meatball Ron, I hadn't seen the Stephen Colbert segment about this where he sang the Billy Joel 1983 classic, Uptown Girl, with new lyrics. This was referenced with a link to the music video of the song in this  article in Raw Story.

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I watched his 10 minute segment here, and then watched the Billy Joel version (scroll down). Colbert was very funny especially in his skewering of Nikki Haley. His singing his Meatball Ron lyrics to the tune of Uptown Girl was inspired.

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The official music video form 1983 has been viewed 208 million times. The YouTube channel for the song has over 45,000 comments.
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Billy Joel is currently on tour playing some events with Stevie Nicks. Click here for the Billy Joel website.
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Earlier posting of the blog misspelled Colbert's first name.

Postscript (reply on Twitter):


Amazing! Trump just got some bigots pissed off. By Hal Brown, MSW

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