Thursday, April 29, 2010

Inspiring Violence Is More Like It

Time has announced the most influential people of 2010 in their top 100 list.  Glenn Beck, age 46, comes in at #40 of 200 with a little over 15,000 votes.  Apparently Sarah Palin, former half-term governor of Alaska and currently half-witted celebrity was asked to write a blurb on the Beckster in which she stated (bolding mine),
Best of all, Glenn delights in driving the self-proclaimed powers-that-be crazy. Though he sometimes dismisses himself as an aw-shucks guy or just a 'rodeo clown,' he's really an inspiring patriot who was once at the bottom but now makes a much needed difference from the very, very top.

Serpent Beck and Ice Queen Palin - two peas in a bloody pod
Well, this inspiring patriot not only has a TV show but also a radio show and if you ask me, what he's been inspiring over our public airwaves is anything but patriotism -- unless of course you think being a patriot means inciting fellow Americans to carry out violence against those with whom you politically disagree.

Here's Glenn not so long ago (video), screaming about killing a member of Congress with a shovel:
I've been sittin' here for the last few minutes trying' to come up with a list of people that I wanna kill with a shovel!  People that I want to whack over the head with a shovel!

Let's light 'em up and shoot 'em in the head!

People we'd like to beat to death with a shovel: Charlie Rangel!!
And then here's Glenn again (video), vividly imagining himself killing Michael Moore by strangulation:
I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out -- is this wrong?
If this is patriotism, or inspirational in any decent, honorable, 'common sense' sense of that word, then call me unpatriotic.

Sarah of the supposed fine family values, do you really condone this sort of over-the-top rhetoric?  This sort of shock jock insanity?  Is this what you want your children to listen to?  Has life been so cruel to you that you find it necessary to stroke the ego of this madman to climb the popularity ladder?  He thinks you belong back in the kitchen, you know.  (See video at YouTube.)

Sunday, April 25, 2010


As in the title to this post, my new coined word is meant to express the supreme hypocrisy as embodied by Sarah Palin.

Take for example her recent quote that bad behaviour should be punished.  Then flip back through your cards to find that never once was Ms Sarah punished:  hacking Randy Ruedrich's computer; lying about being pregnant for the 5th time with "Trig;" Willow getting off scot-free even though she was the mastermind of breaking into and trashing a nearby vacant house for sale; spending $50,000 on a red velvet makeover of the Wasilla mayor's office, and when challenged, saying "I'll do what I want until the courts tell me I can't."

Unfortunately the hypocrisy that is Sarah Palin doesn't begin or stop here... it's rather an ongoing show with her. 

I'm about to add the word, "sarahypalinocrisy" to the urban dictionary.  If you have a concise description and some examples, please let me know. 

Monday, April 19, 2010

Canada, Oh Canada, Did You Deserve the Intimacy? [UPDATED]

[Updated to add pop-up boxes with actual word salad in them.]

The Globe and Mail (a Toronto publication) obtained a recording of Sarah Palin's recent speech in Canada, given before 900 people who paid $200 per seat/plate for a little known charity.  A transcription of the speech is available on the Globe and Mail's site.

Here is an interesting fact about the speech that Palin gave:

She used the word "I" (or a variant like "I'm," "me", or "we" in the personal or royal sense) at least 265 times in her overly long 45 minute dinner ramble.  When you do the math, that comes out to 5.87 references to herself every minute, or once every 10.22 seconds.  Can there be any doubt that for Sarah, she is the very center of the universe?

Since the speech was awfully long I'll just paraphrase each paragraph below.  But if you are willing to wallow in her trademark word salad complete with moose dropping dressing one paragraph at a time, just click the buttons to see what she actually said.

1. I don't know the difference between Buenos Aires (Argentina) and buenos dias (kinda like bonjour) but I love diversity and I'm used to being heckled, so bring it on!

2. I really don't want to be "political" but I can't help myself talking about energy.  After all, the more we drill, baby, drill, the more money we can donate to worthy causes because we'll all be richer!  Yay!

3. I'm just getting off the Tea Party trough. And hey, shifting from the political, where you never knew which interviewer would play "gotcha," is a good thing because "gotcha" is a terrible game.

4. Poor Piper, doesn't want me cheating by asking God to speak through me in the VP debate.  Not that I would ever think God actually would do such a thing!  But no harm in asking… "Cause you know, why not?"

5. Go Hamilton, go NHL, rah rah. And I'll use my awesome powers of persuasion on the NHL president if I gets the chance. Rah.

6. Out of left field, there's this Marcanti family. What a story.  [What story?]

7. There was this coach who said we shouldn't just sit around in parked cars waiting for God to do something for us. 

8. And eh, I even sound Canadian so you should really like me.

9. We lived right across the border from you, and hockey too.  Good times.

10. Even had a bootlegger in our family tree from Canada.  We Palins are never boring!

11. I'll forgive you for winning the Olympic gold in hockey.

12. By the way, everyone wants to know if I'm going to run for President in 2012, don't you?

13. And don't forget about not just sitting in your parked cars.

14. Todd's cool.  He is gone 6 months of the year but still goes to all kinds of tea parties, even the women kind, and rides snowmachines with a broken arm. And Alaska is really big, too!

15. I did a lot of cool things when I was younger. My kid Track broke his shoulder at 18 and joined the Army instead of becoming a major league hockey player. Freedom isn't free, ya know?

16. I don't know how much Todd has to do with it but I found out I was pregnant with a retard. Go figure that God would pick me instead of my sister. But I found the silver lining eventually.

17. Haha, nobody knew I was 7 months pregnant, and I had the kid after only 3 weeks. Can you believe there's some people who question this?

18. Good ol' Trig, he's a blast.

19. Not only did we get Trig, my perfect daughter got knocked up! Raining babies … wow.

20. Shit happens.  Wonder what Tripp is going to call me?

21. And then, go figure, in the very same year, John McCain calls me up. Talk about being in a tough situation before! This is when I realized I could use some cheering up, and after all, Plato said be nice to everyone.

22. Ok some days are better than others and if you just hang on, you'll live through all the crap.

23. I mean, it's painful to go through all the crap but look at me now!

24. My idol, Reagan, loved you Canada people. Good on you for sending troops who died in our war.

25. Think about all the people who said they'd leave America.  Where do they want to go?  Canada!

26. There's more Canadians in Los Angeles than you can shake a stick at! But we lost, me and McCain, so they didn't have to leave.

27. And by the way, after driving on the Al-Can highway which only took 26 days to ram through, I was a mayor and a city council member and a city manager and a commissioner and a governor, too, don'tcha know!

28. Don't forget that we have hungry, hungry markets for energy. I was transparent, and I defeated untold oil and gas corruptions and  got the gasline moving after 50 years of talk.

29. That's why I gave the contract to TransCanada, for their ingenuity and work ethic.

30. Your tar sands make me drool.

31. Don't forget, if we drill we will prosper and be more secure too. Maybe then we can volunteer to help others.

32. By the way, I'm still working on energy.

33. Tea Parties are just a hoot! But the life-size pictures of naked people caught me off guard.

34. Todd's not even a Republican, and more power to him, even if I can't get him to join the party.

35. Drill, baby, drill.  That will keep our people from hurting and stop terrorists from attacking.

36. Did I mention that I'm going to focus on energy?

37. Let's work together just like we did when I was governor. Remember I was governor?

38. Even if I don't have a title you can still call me governor.

39. Remember Plato and the Al-Can!

40. Oh, and did I tell you that Todd's an Eskimo? God bless this night and carry the torch because our ancestors gave it to us and that's not a coincidence.

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Danielle Crittendon, who writes for the Globe and Mail, published a way-too-kind synopsis of Palin's speech here and my friends at Palingates published Danielle's live tweets from the event. (Danielle's husband is Canadian-born David Frum, recently of the National Review, and no longer employed thanks in part to his, imo honest, assessment of where the Republicans went wrong in the health care debate.)

Archivist has a totally LOL take on this speech too, spotlighting just a fraction of the truly stupid that spilled out of Sarah's mouth.  No wonder Sarah didn't want anyone taping it.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

"Happy Birthday," Trig

April 18 2008 - the day that God Almighty blessed Sarah Palin with a gift beyond compare, a child with an extra chromosome. Or so the story goes. In loving memory of this grand lie, let us have another look at Sister Sarah just a week or so before she had her miracle birth.

On the left, we have (ta da!) Sarah Palin, taken from a video of her on or about April 8 -- when Elan Frank visited Alaska to film her.  On the right, we have a woman who is actually 7 months pregnant.

Interesting that we have heard nothing about or from Elan Frank since then!

Anyway, the child most of the world knows as Trig, even though you didn't emerge from Sarah Palin's womb and even though your real birth date is not likely to be April 18, 2008, please know that a lot of people care about you and hope you are doing well -- getting the special help you need, even if your so-called mother is not the one providing it.

Happy Birthday, Trig.

Oh Really, Sarah?

One of the tweets from the twit who acts as if she is still a governor says:

Oh really? And just how do you think such tragedies can be averted in the future? This was the worst coal mining disaster in decades. According to the Washington Post,
The industry's influence in Washington was highlighted several years ago during a fight over safety legislation co-sponsored by then-senator Barack Obama. The 2007 bill would have allowed MSHA to issue subpoenas and to more easily shut down troublesome mines.
But according to Mrs. Todd Palin, government intervention in private industry is what is destroying our country. Go figure that Barack Obama, now our President and prime target for the failed VP candidate from last election, thought mine safety was important enough to sponsor a bill about while he was doing nothing as a Senator, if you believe the Grifter Queen.

So how, pray tell, how would you -- Mrs. Palin -- work to eliminate the awful heartache just suffered by our West Virginia coal-mining families? What do you have to offer? Smaller government? Less regulation? Freedom for the coal industry to crank up and make more money? What good is a wage if you die while earning it?

It's immensely disappointing and even disturbing that many residents of West Virginia's coal mining towns think you care about them, Sarah, when everything you seem to support would work to kill them even faster than now. Health care? Pooh. Get a job! Pre-existing conditions? (Think black lung.) Bah. Tough luck for you. Crippled in a mine explosion? Ha! Get your community to bring you casseroles, but don't stop mining that coal because after all, it's energy and you all know energy = security! Bring a law suit against the coal companies? No way! How will they survive if you put a dent in their multi-million dollar lobbying efforts!

I really dislike hypocrisy, and that, my friends, is Sarah's true name. She could give a sh!t about those who died at MontCoal. She has no clue why they died or what to do to keep such a horrid event from happening again. Her tweet about being sorry is nothing more than theatre.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010


Sarah Palin Bobblehead Doll


Photo-op with Michele Bachmann
and Sarah Palin


Waking up one day to the news that Sarah Palin has been indicted for graft, fraud, corruption and tax evasion