Palin is, Elvis help us, talking again:
So, he’s scaremongering the markets about default, just as he tries to scaremonger our senior citizens about their Social Security, which, by the way, is funded by the Social Security Trust Fund and is solvent through 2038.
Best thing found at the link comes from article author TBogg, one of the best. He calls Palin the “neverending punchline”. That is good.
Go here for more. He’s funny.
This is a disaster for we vapid, shallow news junkies and consumers of utter nonsense. Aiken lost. Palin is gone (mostly, give it a few more months). Is it going to have to be all Louis Gomert all the time? Come back Donald, come back. Please.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) announced early Wednesday that she would not seek a fifth term in Congress in 2014 but would keep fighting for the conservative principles that made her a favorite of the tea party movement and, she said, are vital to protecting the United States from moral and economic decline.
Because it’s so much easier to throw stones than waste time on all that problem solving stuff.
Some scandals be a-comin’ her way, so time is of the essence – there are riches out there, waiting to be scooped up before fame fades.
Posted in broken government, Civics, Congress critters, elections, Government, Palin, Politics, Tea Party
Tagged Donald Trump, elections, Louie Gomert, Michele Bachmann, Politics, Sarah Palin, US Congress
“Mr. President, when it rains it pours, but most Americans hold their own umbrellas. Today in the Rose Garden you dismissed the idea of a Special Counsel to investigate the IRS scandal. With that, your galling political hubris shined bright in the midst of today’s dark clouds.”
And here’s the outrage that compelled Palin to speak out:
Sarah is hustling to rake in those last dollars before she fades entirely into obscurity. And how better than a book declaring her committment to stopping those who have declared the ‘War on Christmas’.
Now, those who declared that War were just down the hall from Sara in the Fox News Channel marketing department . Perhaps she didn’t know that. But as she’s recently been fired, I’m going to guess that they thought it prudent to stop her before she came through on her “committment to stop” them.
From her big announcement:
Palin also “will share personal memories and traditions from her own Christmases and illustrate the reasons why the celebration of Jesus Christ’s nativity is the centerpiece of her faith.”
Maybe. But that’s not the centerpiece of Christianity.
The ‘half-governor’ and now national joke offers one of her signature word-salads on Todd Akin. Here’s an exquisitely twisted bit of grammar (my favorite part is in bold). Just splendid.
Todd Akin has said he’s not going to drop out, and bless his heart, I don’t want to pile on Todd Akin, because in some respects I understand what he was trying to say here, in standing on principle that he doesn’t want to be perceived as a quitter, but you gotta know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em. Believe me, I’ve walked before, and I know when you have to hold that mantle and then hand it someone else in order to progress a positive agenda. That’s what I had to do in Alaska.
Posted in 2012 Elections, abortion, Congress critters, language, Palin, Politics, Right wing talk machine
Tagged elections, language, Politics, Sarah Palin, Todd Akin
“Yes, it improved the way I look, but this surgery was necessary for medical reasons,” she told the magazine for its May 23 issue, which will be on newsstands Friday.
Palin also told the magazine she wouldn’t get elective surgery unless she “got in an accident or something terrible and got disfigured.”
ED NOTE: Yes, I am aware that Chelsea Clinton had a little work done too, or at least I think she did. But seriously, how is that amusing. But Bristol? She of the We-Hate-the-Hollywood-Elite-Anti-American-Communist-Hedonists tribe? Now that I do find amusing. Story, more pix and delicious gossip here.
It devolves further: Now eating their own as Michelle Malkin calls Ann Coulter delusional. Wheeeeee!
Coulter is under the continued delusion that Sarah Palin was the problem with the 2008 ticket and not McCain. Later in the show, when Van Jones floated former Bush Secretary of State Condoleezza Rices name for VP, Coulter snorted again: “Too much like Palin.”
Like her love object Chris Christie, Coulter has been taking many open shots at Palin lately.
Posted in 2012 Elections, irony, Media, Palin, Politics, Right wing talk machine, Romney
Tagged Ann Coulter, elections, Media, Michelle Malkin, Politics, right wing noise machine
Meet The Press – EJ Dionne and some congressman I never heard of seemed sane and made some sense. The rest not so much. But lookee! Peggy Noonan agrees with me (I agree with her?) about, what’s ‘er name, Palin.
Petty of me, I know, but who can resist repeating this news? We may fervently hope it signals the end of the Palin road show. Conor Freidersdorf of The Atlantic Monthly went to the AMC in Orange (one of ten ‘select’ theatres around the country chosen for the opening of “The Undefeated”, the Palin biopic). And there was no one there. No one.
It’s odd, because who would want to miss this?
POSTED BY ORHAN
Andrew Sullivan on where Sarah Palin got her Paul-Revere-rode-in-a-ringin-them-bells-to-warn-the-British riff:
The vicar who gave the Palins a guided tour of Old North Church explains how she got muddled up:
I gave them our standard talk about Paul Revere and the two men who hung the lanterns in the steeple, Robert Newman and John Pulling.
I added a bit about the debate between John Hancock and Sam Adams after they received the warning from Revere (Hancock: “Staying and fighting will look good on my resume when I run for president.” Adams: “You are too rich to fight. Let’s get out of here.” Adams ultimately won that debate.) I did mention that Revere was arrested by British troops and led back to Lexington, warning those British troops that the minutemen had been alerted.
After the introductory talk, we climbed up to the bell ringing chamber, where I talked about how Paul Revere how founded our bell ringing guild in 1750 as a teenager. Governor Palin was particularly interested to see a copy of the original bell ringing contract between Paul Revere and his friends and the rector of Old North, Dr. Cutler. The contract portrays a group of teenagers using democratic principles to organize their bell ringing guild. We did not have the time to get to the top of the steeple to see the lanterns.
He thinks the whole kerfuffle was ridiculously inflated. But he does note:
I knew where all the factoids she cited came from and take responsibility for putting them in her head. I will not take the blame for the odd order those factoids came out. Perhaps it was too much information in too short a period of time to digest properly. Maybe if we climbed to the top of the steeple and viewed the lanterns, the governor wouldn’t have focused on the bells. Who knows?
Who knows indeed? But would anyone want a president who could misread a briefing that badly so quickly?
Check out the jewelry. When in New York . . .
H/T BoingBoing via Eschaton
Angered by the disrespect shown SarahPAC over her thoroughly American and patriotic commentary on Paul Revere’s ride, her loyal minions have braved the “liberal” shores of Wikipedia in a frantic effort to rewrite the entry. Honest. (They considered using Conservapedia but nobody ever goes there.)
Check out section 21, here.
UPDATE: Turns out there was a bit of mischief at Conservapedia after all!
POSTED BY ORHAN
Via Andrew Sullivan. I’m not a big Bill Maher fan, but sometimes he gets it just right:
Did this woman sleep through grade school? Last week her SarahPAC video celebrating American History included Revolutionary era Redcoats – you know, the British.
Today, somewhere in America, she reminisced about the midnight ride of Paul Revere. You’ll have to watch and I dare you to find a sentence.
Also today, one of
PalinPAC’s SarahPAC’s oddly named children was pouting and said to a network reporter “thanks for ruining our vacation”. Because traveling in a bus with your name all over it, followed by a caravan of staffers, would have been under the radar if those press types had any manners.
A fine figure of a man
When I posted this video earlier, I missed something, but ojmo picked it up in comments. This all-bumper-sticker video celebrating Sarah Palin’s America? Watch it and ask yourself, as ojmo did, What’s with the Redcoats!.
For those of us who slept through high school History, the Redcoats were the British. We wore a very tasteful blue with cream lapels. Quite attractive – especially on Washington who chose the uniform. Epic fail Sarah. Now let’s see who amongst the punditocracy notices.
(This is going to piss off our friend Alan. But that’s not why I’m putting it up.)
Listen to this voice. Would you buy laundry detergent if urged to do so by this voice? How about tires? Handi wipes?
It’s because John Cole is funny. He understands the power of language and here achieves a bit of typographic brilliance. In a single sentence, he replays a years long narrative. Herewith:
Fox news alerts concerned white people everywhere that there is a new common enemy (not apologizing) for their two minute hate. This time it is
Rev. Wright Barack Obama Michelle Obama Eric Holder Van Jones Shirley Sherrod black farmers the new Black Panther Party Charlie Rangel Desirée Rogers Rev. Joseph Lowery AC-DC’s Back in Black Black Hole Sun The Man in Blackblack black BLACK BLACKITY BLACK BLACK! rapper Common:
Sarah Palin took issue with the White House inviting Grammy Award-winning rapper and actor Common, born Lonnie Rashin Lynn Jr., to a poetry event hosted by the first lady on Wednesday night.
During an appearance on Fox News’ “On the Record,” Palin said, “The White House’s judgment on inviting someone who would glorify cop killing during Police Memorial Week, of all times, you know, the judgment, it’s just so lacking of class and decency.”
Jon Stewart also took up this bit of nonsense last night in what might be one of his top ten takedowns of FOX News. (Conservative readers who don’t follow Stewart should know that Stewart’s really-very-all-the-time-favorite target is CNN.)
Posted in Blogsphere, Cable News, Media, Palin, racism
Tagged Balloon Juice, Common, Fox News Channel, John Cole, Jon Stewart, Media, racism, Sarah Palin