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One More Thing: Palin Blames Bloggers

Sarah Palin just doesn’t know when to shut up, does she? Did you know that she is now blaming bloggers for the so-called misinformation and “gossip” that has been spread about her?

Yeah, Palin, it was just some blogger in pajamas hiding in his parents’ basement, spreading vicious rumors about you. It couldn’t possibly have anything to do with the utter incompetence, sheer ignorance and downright stupidity you displayed all on your own. It wasn’t the mindless drivel you repeatedly drooled in front of the cameras, or the steaming pile of poo that came slithering out of your mouth every time you opened it.

Let’s have a look at some of Gov. Palin’s more memorable turds, shall we?

  • Inability to name a single Supreme Court decision besides Roe v. Wade
  • Complete ignorance of the Bush Doctrine
  • Mocking fruit fly research
  • The ability to see Russia from Alaska
  • Inability to name a single news source that she reads regularly
  • Bailout Bill was about healthcare
  • “Thanks but no thanks” on her Bridge to Nowhere
  • Race-baiting
  • Inability to define the role of Vice-President
  • “Real America” comments
  • Spreading the wealth
  • Publicly rebuking supporters at a rally, calling them protesters
  • Explicit refusal to answer direct questions in VP debate
  • Insisting that she had been cleared of any wrong doing or unethical behavior in the Troopergate scandal when the official report found that she had, in fact, abused her power and violated Alaska’s Ethics Act.

And that’s just off the top of my head.

As blogger, Gina Telaroli observed, we only used what you gave us, Sarah.

As for your record, Gov. Palin, it was investigated, and let’s not forget that you first welcomed an investigation, but later tried to derail it when you didn’t like where it was going.

And now you have the nerve to whine and say that your record wasn’t thoroughly investigated, and to top it off, blame legitimate reports on some kid in a basement banging away at a computer?

Way to insult the blogging community as well as the mainstream media! Not to mention the intelligence of the general population, too. Because let’s face it: none of us knows how to verify sources, we’re all bigger buffoons than you and we take at face value anything posted on any blog we happen to stumble across. The mainstream media has no credibility and routinely reports unconfirmed gossip, and people around the world gobble it all up without a second thought. Yes, the entire world has been duped by some pajama-wearing teenage blogger hiding in his parents’ basement.

Give it up! Just because you’re stupid and gullible enough to fall for an obvious prank doesn’t mean the rest of the world is.

There is no conspiracy against you, Gov. Palin! You made your bed and now you are lying in it. So, please, stop your paranoid whining and attempts to blame everyone but yourself for your own failures and shortcomings.

I’d say you were only making yourself look worse, if I thought that were even possible.

If you learned nothing else from this experience with the big, scary world of the lower 48, I would have expected you to learn just how little you actually know and that the rest of the world isn’t completely stupid. In other words: I would have expected you to learn when to shut the hell up.

Unfortunately, that lesson seems to have flown completely over your head, the same way most other things do.

Posted by Lottie — Copyright © 2008 Rambling On


Sarah Palin: Spreading the Wealth

The McCain campaign has repeatedly called Obama a socialist, using against him the words, “spread the wealth around”. It’s kind of hard to blame them, at this point; desperate times call for desperate measures, I suppose. They’re losing badly and don’t seem to have any real plans of their own to promote, so the best they can hope for is to scare voters with threats of socialism or communism under an Obama administration.

At a rally in Des Moines, Sarah Palin says the following:

See, under a big government, more tax agenda, what you thought was yours would really start belonging to somebody else, to everybody else. If you thought your income, your property, your inventory, your investments were, were yours, they would really collectively belong to everybody. Higher taxes, more government, misusing the power to tax leads to government moving into the role of some believing that government then has to take care of us. And government kind of moving into the role as the other half of our family, making decisions for us. Now, they do this in other countries where the people are not free.

MSNBC – Keith Olbermann

Olbermann responds:

So Gov., Obama’s not just a socialist? Not just a re-distributionist re-distributor? Maybe not just a totalitarian? Maybe not just a dictator, he may be a communist?

To paraphrase you in Des Moines, Governor, Obama wants to set up, unlike other candidates, collectively owning the resources. By sharing that wealth and those resources. Collectivist sharing’ the wealth socialist communism, I’d say.

But wait! There’s more!

Sarah Palin, who has lately taken to calling Obama “Barack the Wealth Spreader,” seems to be something of a suspect character herself. She is, at the very least, a fellow-traveller of what might be called socialism with an Alaskan face. The state that she governs has no income or sales tax. Instead, it imposes huge levies on the oil companies that lease its oil fields. The proceeds finance the government’s activities and enable it to issue a four-figure annual check to every man, woman, and child in the state. One of the reasons Palin has been a popular governor is that she added an extra twelve hundred dollars to this year’s check, bringing the per-person total to $3,269. A few weeks before she was nominated for Vice-President, she told a visiting journalist—Philip Gourevitch, of this magazine—that “we’re set up, unlike other states in the union, where it’s collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs.”

[emphasis mine]

The New Yorker Magazine – Hendrik Hertzberg

I’d respond to this myself, but Keith Olbermann did it so well:

Who was the collectivist share-the-wealther, who was boasting to the reporter visiting from “The New Yorker Magazine,”of having been able to send a check for $1,200 to every man, woman and child in the state since, quote “Alaska is sometimes described as America’s socialist state, because of its collective ownership of resources?”

Why, you said that, Governor! You’re a share-the-wealth, collectivist, Almost-Socialist-Governor, Governor! Who also believes that income, property, inventory and investments, collectively belonging to everybody else, leads to a misuse of power, and government making decisions for us, turning countries into places where the people are not free.

Places like, Sarah Palin’s America! Governor, all sorts of choice words apply here: hypocrite, double-talker, snake-oil seller, socialist. But let me stick with just one, with which to bid you goodbye. You, governor, are a fraud.

I think that pretty much sums it up!


Good News

With the election drawing nearer, I’ve been paying more attention to the television than I usually do. I actually switched it on this is morning, which I rarely do. Between stories about Sarah Palin’s wardrobe, John McCain running a nasty campaign, Joe Biden being unprofessional and Barack Obama being a Marxist — all of which is beginning to wear just a bit, if I’m honest — I also heard a story that was very uplifting. We can all use good news once in a while, so I thought that sharing it here would be a nice way to kick off what might otherwise be just a crappy Monday.

Woman buys back foreclosed home for stranger, by Monika Diaz | WFAA-TV

While the misfortune of others lured hundreds of bargain hunters to the foreclosure auction, Tracy said she came to find closure. The mother took her seat among a sea of investors and strangers to say goodbye to her Pottsboro home, which is located just west of Denison.

[…]

“She was crying and I asked her what she was upset about,” said Marilyn Mock, of Rockwall.

When Tracy’s home, “Number 73,” came up for auction, Mock raised her hand and bid. With no picture of the property in the auction book, Mock had only Tracy’s word on the home’s worth.

[…]

It was a second chance given to Tracy by a stranger.

Texas Cable News

I’m all choked up again. Stories like this make me think that maybe the world isn’t as cold and hard as it sometimes seems to be.

Posted by Lottie — Copyright © 2008 Rambling On


The Brilliance Of Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin, so-called advocate for the disabled and children with special needs, doesn’t seem to know a whole heck of a lot about the cause she’s supposedly so committed to.

Am I in the middle of a nightmare that won’t end, or did this idiot just mock fruit fly research in the context of discussing how to help special needs children?

Good Gawd! Does this woman read anything besides bibles and teleprompters?

Fruit Fly Research Illuminates Human Health, by Alison Davis

Decades of study have revealed that the tiny insects, which bear little resemblance to people, nevertheless share much of our genetic heritage. Fruit flies possess strikingly similar versions of the genes that promote normal human development and, when altered, contribute to disease.

The NIH Record

And there’s more:

Fruit Fly Research Set To Revolutionize Study Of Birth Defects

ScienceDaily (Nov. 22, 2005) — A Queen’s University study of fruit flies that may revolutionize the way birth defects are studied has identified the genes affected by a widely prescribed drug known to cause birth defects.

Science Daily

But it gets even better:

Specific Brain Protein Required For Nerve Cell Connections To Form And Function

[S]cientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have shown that a protein called neurexin is required for these nerve cell connections to form and function correctly.

The discovery, made in Drosophila fruit flies may lead to advances in understanding autism spectrum disorders, as recently, human neurexins have been identified as a genetic risk factor for autism.

Science Daily

After saying that “no bureaucracy should stand in the way of special needs kids” she mocks the very research that benefits special needs kids and suggests that funding for it be cut or eliminated. According to Palin, it’s money wasted on a “political pet project that really [doesn’t] make a whole lot of sense” and “has little or nothing to do with the public good”.

Fucking brilliant!

Richard Wolfe, says to Keith Olbermann:

Keith, I’m going to be as restrained and measured as I possibly can about this. This is the most mindless, ignorant, uninformed comment we have seen from Governor Palin so far, and there’s been a lot of competition for that prize.

Please watch this short clip to hear Richard explain precisely why this is Palin’s worst blunder to date:

Posted by Lottie — Copyright © 2008 Rambling On


Saturday Cartoons: Hailin’ Palin

What if, by some miracle, McCain actually wins the election? And what if, tragically, something were to happen to him, and Sarah Palin became President? Would Jesus be Palin’s VP? For the cold hard facts of one possible future (hey, if the Dobsonites can do it…) watch this cartoon:

BoundlessMultimedia

Funny side note: When I was adding tags, I accidentally typed “theocrazy” instead of “theocracy”. Hmmm….


Sarah Palin: A Victory For Women?

I’ve come across quite a few people lately, mostly self-proclaimed feminists, who say that even if we don’t agree with Sarah Palin’s politics, women should be proud to see another woman running for Vice President because this is a victory for women.

Is it really, though ?

Sarah Palin has been used and exploited by the McCain campaign. She is embarrassingly unqualified for the position of VP, but we won’t let that stand in our way; let’s just dress her up like a $150,000 Barbie doll and get her to smile and wink for the camera. Oh, and make sure she keeps her mouth shut unless she’s being told exactly what to say or can divert it to hockey and mooses.

In other words, “You don’t have to know anything, Sugar, just be a good girl and smile for the camera like you’re told.”

Can someone please explain to me how that is a victory for women? Because it looks to me like the exact same kind of degrading treatment that women, and especially feminists, have been trying to overcome for generations. I would think that feminists, of all people, would be outraged by this, rather than supporting it.

If we settle for this and call it a victory, we haven’t come nearly as far as I thought we had.

Posted by Lottie — Copyright © 2008 Rambling On


November 5, 2008 — Palin Interview

After posting Sarah Palin’s Alternate Universe yesterday, I started wondering how she might respond to a landslide win for Barack Obama. The headline: Barack Obama Wins By Record Landslide. This is how I imagine an interview with Palin would go:

Reporter: Governor Palin, what do you think of Barack Obama’s landslide win?

Palin: Well, I’m just very, very pleased that, you know, that Joe six pack and hockey moms across this great nation were, uh, you know, able to make it out yesterday to the, uh, polling booths and cast their votes as God-fearing, patriotic Americans and I’m looking forward to working side by side with maverick President McCain and appreciating, just, tsk, ::sigh:: you know, just working really really hard at, uh… whatever Vice Presidents are supposed to do, doggonit.

Reporter: But, Governor Palin, you and John McCain didn’t win. Barack Obama and Joe Biden won by a record landslide. What do you expect to see happen over the next four years under an Obama Administration?

Palin: Oh, there’s no way any of us can know what’s going to happen over the next four years, but the important thing is that, you know, that John McCain and I have, you know, shown the American people that we were, um, able to, uh, you know, fight back against all the terrible and vicious attacks launched against us by Barack Hussein Obama’s terroristic campaign and still, uh, you know, uh, conduct a respectable campaign of our own that I think will live forever in the hearts and minds of god-fearing patriotic Americans, Joe six pack and hockey moms across this great nation who, uh, voted for us and made it possible for us to, you know, continue working hard together as mavericks, and I plan to do everything I’m told… eh… everything I can to, you know, serve God and the people of this great nation as, um, you know, uh, Vice President of the United States, God bless America!

Reporter: But you’re not going to be Vice President. It’s over. McCain lost. Obama won. By a landslide. Do you think he’ll make a good President?

Palin: You know, Katie, you’re really starting to annoy me, so, you know, I’m not going to answer anymore of your questions, and not because I don’t, you know, know the answers but because you won’t let me, uuhhh, say whatever I want to say without, you know, trying to, uuhh, you know, clobber me at every turn, so… energy reform hockey did you know I shot a moose once Joe?

Reporter: I’m not Katie, and you’re not the new Vice President but thank you for your time. I guess.

Palin: You betcha! Thanks so much for having me and, you know, I’d better head on back to Alaska now because we have a heckuvalot of packing to do and a few troopers to fire on my way out, so may God bless the god-fearing pro-America areas of this great nation and our new President, John McCain!

Reporter: 😯

Posted by Lottie — Copyright © 2008 Rambling On