I don’t want to be all doom and gloom. Have a look at this. It’s really funny.
I don’t want to be all doom and gloom. Have a look at this. It’s really funny.
Sarah Palin posted this on her FB page today.
Well, she penned this one herself. Anonymous1253 wrote the following in the comments on the previous post:
Oh, my ! ! ! This from Ms SP’s FB this morning schooling ‘gullible’ Seth Meyers. The 1st paragraph “We desperately need a Commander-in-Chief for such a time as this, not a divisive “Community Organizer” with a blowhorn, stirring domestic aggravation. Americans should be able to live with no fear of any outmanned, outsmarted, outgunned punkass-evil, misogynist, homophobic, intolerant death cult trying to infiltrate innocent populations. ”
I would rewrite it as:
We desperately need for such a time as this, NOT a wacko, quitter, wannabe “Grizzley Mom” with a blowhorn, stirring domestic aggravation. Americans should be able to live with no fear of any irrational, narcissistic, mentally unstable, poorly educated, homophobic, intolerant, armed citizen spreading a message of hatred and violence toward the nation’s President, other government leaders and citizens.
Sarah Palin, your rhetoric is incendiary and seditious – – you should be charged and held responsible for the outcome of your ravings . . . . and in the end, you will be. I’m not sure Seth Meyers will take the time to rebut you on his show, but should he choose to do so, you will simply be made to once again look like the fool that you are ! It may be very hard for you to understand and comprehend, Ms. SP, but our current President was elected TWICE because the MAJORITY of the people spoke. The majority obviously don’t concur with your rantings !
I can’t say it any better than that. What I will say however is that narcissistic bitch is the ultimate coward. If that is the way she feels why didn’t she come right out and say it to Seth Meyers. I’ll tell you why. Because she didn’t have the guts to say that to his face. She smiled sweetly at Seth and then more or less agreed with him. Once safely back in her bunker at FB, she stewed over this for a week. Seth rightfully made mincemeat out of her idiotic, war-mongering ramblings and she looked like the fool that she is (bless her black heart). Her “book” is now ranked #1,661 in Books. That has got to be getting to her. It’s a dud, a flop, a failure and she has had to QUIT her book tour. On top of all that, her perpetually-pregnant daughter is flaunting her baby bump all over the place and reminding Sarah’s last few fans just what sort of a trashy family they are.
Shut up, Sarah. The world got a really good look at what the GOP has to offer this week. And guess what? They didn’t like it at all.
I’m sick to death of the Palins and the Republicans. They are scared of everything. Did it ever occur to them that despite having “the world’s mightiest army,” that will not automatically ensure a victory? Remember Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan? They are actually playing into ISIL’s hands.
to do something that gives someone else an advantage over you, although this was not your intention If we allow terrorists to disrupt our lives to that extent we’re just playing into their hands.
Idiots. Every last one of them. Why don’t you do what the rest of the world is doing and get on with your lives. The French got up, dusted themselves off and went out to their cafes to show the extremists that they would not be terrified by them and live their life in fear.
Fear is all the GOP has to offer. Fucking cowards, the whole damn lot of them.
“Americans should be able to live with no fear of any outmanned, outsmarted, outgunned punkass-evil, misogynist, homophobic, intolerant death cult trying to infiltrate innocent populations. ”
I agree. Get rid of the GOP.
Take your guns and your fear and shove them where the sun don’t shine.
Courtesy of Daily Kos:
Authorities are reporting a gunman at or inside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. There are multiple injuries reported, including an officer, and those in nearby businesses are being asked to shelter in place.
And they are worried about Syrian refugees?
Courtesy of The Guardian:
Donald Trump has accused a New York Times reporter of “grandstanding about his disability” as he denied mocking the journalist’s condition during a campaign speech.
Trump escalated his attack on reporter Serge Kovaleski and demanded an apology from his paper after it accused the Republican frontrunner of ridiculing Kovaleski, who has arthrogryposis, a congenital condition that affects joint movement.
“I have no idea who this reporter, Serge Kovalski [sic], is, what he looks like or his level of intelligence,” Trump said in a statement issued by his campaign on Thursday afternoon.
“Despite having one of the all-time great memories, I certainly do not remember him.
That is extraordinary because Trump said quite clearly before he mocked Kovaleski, “You’ve gotta see this guy.”
Trump went on to say…
“Serge Kovaleski must think a lot of himself if he thinks I remember him from decades ago – if I ever met him at all, which I doubt I did,” Trump said. “He should stop using his disability to grandstand and get back to reporting for a paper that is rapidly going down the tubes.”
Talk about having an inflated opinion of himself! Kovaleski has also stated the following:
“Donald and I were on a first-name basis for years,” Kovaleski told the Times on Thursday. “I’ve interviewed him in his office. I’ve talked to him at press conferences.
“All in all, I would say around a dozen times I’ve interacted with him as a reporter while I was at the Daily News.”
I don’t think anyone is buying what Trump is selling. Trump most definitely knew him and was mocking him.
I’m waiting for Sarah Palin to spring up out of the woodwork and demand that Trump apologize for his actions. She won’t however because she is a nasty, rotten hypocrite. Do you remember when she said the following?
“Just as we’d be appalled if any public figure of Rahm’s stature ever used the ‘N-word’ or other such inappropriate language, Rahm’s slur on all God’s children with cognitive and developmental disabilities — and the people who love them — is unacceptable, and it’s heartbreaking,” Palin wrote.
The good news is that her stupid book is tanking.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,083 in Books
This short clip is self-explanatory. Trump mocks a disabled journalist for not backing up his story about the thousands of dancing Muslims. Joe Scarborough thought it was hilarious.
In response to Trump’s actions, the New York Times told CNN: “We find it’s outrageous that he would ridicule the appearance of one of our reporters.”
It is outrageous, but not unexpected. John Kasich sums it up pretty succinctly in his new ad.
We can add the disabled to that growing list.
This is all over the news in the UK and Ireland this morning. Trump really is an embarrassment to the US and the GOP needs to step up and say something. But what? They have made this mess and now they can’t control it or him.
From a Facebook post by Robert Reich (an Academic at UC Berkeley – http://robertreich.org/)
The other night I phoned a former Republican member of Congress with whom I’d worked in the 1990s on various pieces of legislation. I consider him a friend. I wanted his take on the Republican candidates because I felt I needed a reality check. Was I becoming excessively crotchety and partisan, or are these people really as weird as they seem? We got right into it:
Me: “So what do really you think of these candidates?”
Him: “You want my unvarnished opinion?’
Me: “Please. That’s why I called.”
Him: “They’re all nuts.”
Me: “Seriously. What do you really think of them?”
Him: “I just told you. They’re bonkers. Bizarre. They’re like a Star Wars bar room.”
Me: “How did it happen? How did your party manage to come up with this collection?”
Him: “We didn’t. They came up with themselves. There’s no party any more. It’s chaos. Anybody can just decide they want to be the Republican nominee, and make a run for it. Carson? Trump? They’re in the lead, and they’re both out of their f*cking minds.”
Me: “That’s not reassuring.”
Him: “It’s a disaster. I’m telling you, if either of them is elected, this country is going to hell. The rest of them aren’t much better. I mean, Carly Fiorina? Really? Rubio? Please. Ted Cruz? Oh my god. And the people we thought had it sewn up, who are halfway sane — Bush and Christie — they’re sounding almost as batty as the rest.”
Me: “Who’s to blame for this mess?”
Him: “Roger Ailes, David and Charles Koch, Rupert Murdoch, Rush Limbaugh. I could go on. They’ve poisoned the American mind and destroyed the Republican Party.
Me: “Nice talking with you.”
Him: “Sleep well.”
Happy Thanksgiving! Eek!
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #780 in Books
Well lookie here…
Courtesy of The Daily Herald:
Sarah Palin may be able to spot Russia from her house, but she won’t be seeing Naperville anytime soon.
The former governor of Alaska and the first Republican woman to run for vice president has canceled a book-signing appearance originally scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Naperville Marriott Hotel.
The event was sponsored by Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville. “This cancellation is due to circumstances out of the control of Anderson’s Bookshops,” the store said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon.
So I popped over to Amazon to have a gander at her rankings.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #646 in Books
This was up around #1000 earlier today, so I imagine that SarahPAC is probably doing some bulk buying. While I was at Amazon, I read her biography.
Sarah Palin grew up in Alaska towns, from Skagway to Wasilla to Anchorage, while her dad taught science and coached high school sports. (Wrong, Sarah never grew up). She and her future husband, Todd Palin, graduated from Wasilla High School in 1982, and she went on to earn her college degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Idaho.(Rilly?) Palin served two terms on the Wasilla City Council, then two terms as the city’s mayor and manager, (and was persuaded not to quit by her FIL) and was elected by her peers as president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors. She then chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. (And quit). Palin was elected Alaska’s youngest, and first female, governor, serving from 2006 to 2009. (Then she quit). While serving her state she was tapped as Senator John McCain’s running mate in 2008, becoming the first female Republican vice presidential candidate in our nation’s history. (And the laughing-stock of the entire world).
The Palins reside in Wasilla with their five (four) children, including a son in the U.S. Army, (last I heard he was wandering around a liquor store in Wasilla) and one grandson. (Poor Kyla never gets mentioned and we will never know exactly how many babbies Bristol has produced. I think it’s four but it could be as high as five, with another one currently being hidden and lied about). They enjoy an extended family throughout Alaska and the Lower 48. (Shame they don’t know who the baby daddies are – but they are out there somewhere).
So there you have it. Sarah Palin has quit her book-signing in Naperville. Snigger.
I have always wondered why the election of Barack Obama bothered the GOP and the right wing so much. Charles Pierce has a very good piece over at Esquire that explains a lot.
The country is sitting on a powder keg right now.
Shortly before his death, Thomas Jefferson described the issue of chattel slavery as the equivalent of holding a wolf by the ear—you can’t hold him and you can’t let him go. Jefferson, being fundamentally a white supremacist, misread the problem. It wasn’t slavery that was the wolf. That was only the most outward manifestation of the wolf. The wolf was racism, and we’re still just barely hanging on. It has become vivid in the past seven years, since the country had the audacity of electing a black man to be its president. The election of Barack Obama changed the context of the events that occurred during his presidency. All of those events—from the arrest of Henry Louis Gates in his own home, to the rise of #BLM in the wake of the killings of Trayvon Martin and all the rest, to the mass shooting in Charleston—took place in the context of racial opposition to the idea of Barack Obama’s election. It sharpened the racial edge of the political dialogue on virtually every issue. (Ever stopped to count how many synonyms for “uppity” have been used in connection with this president? You wouldn’t think there was a thesaurus that comprehensive.) The grip we have on the wolf is weakening.