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Ken takes you behind the scenes on Capitol Hill, The White House & the media.  Funny & truthy!  Great Music, Wicked Funny Parodies, Audience Sing-Along, Unforgettable!  “If you sometimes think life inside The Beltway is like another planet – this show is for you!” – The Boston Globe  “Political comedy’s new kid on the block.”- Rachel Ray, The Washington Diplomat.  Appearing monthly National Press Club.


NSA Hacks Putin’s iPod: Putin on the Hits


Finally, something fun and/or useful from the National Security Agency (NSA) Evesdropping — tunes on Vlad Putin’s iPod:

10. ‘This Land is MY Land’                     9. ‘Back in the USSR’
8. ‘Crimea River’                                          7. ‘Tanks for the Memories’
6. ‘Why Can’t We Be Friends’                   5. Russian Army Sings ‘Close To You’
4. Ricky Martin, ‘Livin La Vida Loca’    3. ‘Swan Lake’ (the Black Swan)
2. Madonna, ‘Don’t Cry for Me Angela Merkel’

and Vlad’s #1 Fave: Pussy Riot’s Greatest Hits


Christie: "Baby It’s Not Your Year To Run!"



You Give Crooks A Bad Name
(Shot through the heart) You Give Love a Bad Name
By Bon Jovi

Stuck on the bridge & you’re to blame
You give crooks a bad name
An angel’s smile is what you sell
You promise me heaven then put me through hell

Chains of Ft Lee got a hold on me
When the ramps are closed you can’t break free

Oh! You’re a loaded gun,
 Oh! There’s nowhere to run
No one can save me
The damage is done

Stuck on the bridge and you’re to blame
You give crooks a bad name
(Bad name)
The George Washington Bridge Song
(59th Street Bridge song)

Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
There’s gonna be traffic problems in Ft Lee.
Should have endorsed Chris Christie.

Ba da, Ba da, Ba da, Ba da…Chris Christie.

Hello commuters What cha knowin’?
I’ve come to watch your blood pressure growin’.
Ain’t cha got no votes for me?
Doot-in’ doo-doo, chris christie

I’ve got no deeds to do, No promises to keep.
I’m dappled and drowsy and ready to eat.
Let the morning time drop all it’s petals on me.
Ft Lee, F You, I’m Chris Christie.

Scalia's Lament "No More DOMA" (methinks he doth protest too much)

NO MORE DOMA. For some reason, Justice Scalia took the overturning on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) very very personally, as illustrated in his lament, Nessun Dorma (“No More DOMA.”) Imagine the dilemma for lovers who once protested, “You know I’d marry you if only it were legal!” The opera is best appreciated when sung in Italian with English subtitles (as we will perform it July 13 in DC)

Justices Scalia and Thomas in happier times

(CNN on-the-fly English Translation of “No More DOMA”)
No More DOMA, No More DOMA
Even you, O Clarence,
in your chambers cold
that tremble with love and with beard.

But my secret is hidden within me,
my name no one shall know…
On your silent mouth I will tell it.
And my kiss will reveal the love that dare not speak its name…
(No one will know his name and we must, alas, demur.)
Vanish, O beard!
Circuit cases! Circuit cases!
On appeal,
I will win! I will win! I will win!

Original Italian
Nessun dorma, Nessun dorma
Tu pure, o, Principessa,
nella tua fredda stanza,
guardi le stelle
che tremano d’amore
e di speranza.
Ma il mio mistero è chiuso in me,
il nome mio nessun saprà!
No, no, sulla tua bocca lo dirò
quando la luce splenderà!
Ed il mio bacio scioglierà il silenzio
che ti fa mia!
(Il nome suo nessun saprà!…
e noi dovrem, ahime, morir!)
Dilegua, o notte!
Tramontate, stelle!
Tramontate, stelle!
All’alba vincerò!
vincerò, vincerò!

PLANET WASHINGTON when news breaks, we fix it.
Hear Ken Rynne, comedian and lyric tenor, live February 13 at The Westin 1400 M Street NW Washington, DC. Ciao!

DC Scandal, Isn’t That Redundant?


A new guide to DC Scandals lists OUR OWN WESTIN HOTEL as site of Mayor for Life Marion Barry’s debut on the FBI’s reality show America’s Got Crack!
The Hotel was then known as The Vista Hotel – Now, The Westin. The room was and is No. 727. Although as Hizzonor explained “b@tch set me up,” the charges didn’t stick. Mr. Barry is currently City Councilman from Ward 8.

[As a Bostonian I understand this. My grandparents elected Mayor Curley to Congress – while a resident of Danbury Federal Prison. “He may be a crook – but he was OUR crook” as Grampa Keough explained].  Loyalty.

Where's Snowden?

BREAKING NEWS: US Intelligence sources believe they have located the whereabouts of fugitive Edward Snowden — a cave in Afghanistan.

Last SHOW Before HBO? Planet Washington Live Shows Added! June 15 & July 13!

(Washington, DC) – Planet Washington announced its next monthly show at the WESTIN will be Saturday, JULY 13. Last SHOW Before HBO?

If DC sometimes seems like another planet, Planet Washington is explained in mirth and song by Ken Rynne, a “recovering” lobbyist, writer, political raconteur, singer and Frank Plumer, pianist and non-political “control group.” An Irish tenor Jon Stewart. Mark Russell on Steroids!

When News Breaks, We Fix It. Guests at recent shows enjoyed 90 minutes ‘fixing’ current and enduring affairs in Washington DC and beyond — discussing Scandals, real and imagined, Boston, CNN coverage of the same, fertilizer plants, Texas, Elvis pen pals, drones, the media, Starbucks, Republicrats, Democants, sex (clean and tastefully touched upon), rock and/or roll, lobbyists, The President, The Congress, Bo Obama, liberals, conservatives, Walmart, Metrorail, Rush Limbaugh, Kim Jung Un, DC Think Tanks and numerous entertaining ad libs and insights some of them true.

Planet Washington has entertained diverse and distinguished Washingtonians from the US Army, Daimler, Costco, and others including a PhD from US AID, a historian from Connecticut, a dynamo named Margo, a Tennis Pro, one or two consultants, a cultural blogger, a very beautiful and discerning art critic, professional baseball fans, and visitors from as far away as Pittsburgh, PA!!!

There was SNL. Then The Daily Show. Now

PLANET WASHINGTON they wrote modestly

Planet Washington is not affiliated with Home Box Office (HBO) at this time

WHAT A WEEK "for me to poop on" – To Quote A Distinguished Colleague, Triumph the Late Night Comic Insult Dog.

Saturday night at The Westin “Planet Washington” takes on NRA Registration (Required Before Buying a Senator), the media (“Breaking News Means ‘BE AFRAID'”), and exploding fertilizer plants (CNN)…to name a few.

It was a week of bravery, resilience, and a community uniting — but we’ll be covering what you saw on the news.

NRA's LaPierre Applauds Model Korean School Security

When news breaks, we fix it.

Planet Washington Monthly Live Show!
Saturday, April 20, 7:30 pm.
The 2d Floor Fireplace Room
The Westin
1400 M St NW DC 20005
$20 at the door/in advance

Planet Washington’s April 20 Show: "Every Day Is April Fools in DC!"

Come see what all the laughter and music is about.
April 20 at 7:30 pm.
At The Westin Washington DC City Center Hotel, 1400 M St NW 20005. In the 2d Floor Fireplace Lounge.

WTOP’s Man About Town Bob Madigan came to our March Show – Bob Madigan LOVES Planet Washington.