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She has also posted a most amazing map of the US to show which states are being targeted by her eponymous political action committee in the upcoming elections. And wouldn’t you know, she has used rifle sights to point them out to us.
Like, hmm. Love that gun imagery. Yup, guns are the solution to all our problems, especially the problem of losing a fair election, losing the majority in Congress, and then being unable to coerce the majority to let you make all the decisions.
Advocating violence against whoever you disagree with… If push comes to shove, is she going to claim that illiteracy kept her from knowing what her underlings were posting on her sites?
I am only asking the question. Why hasn’t she responded?
Well, once a quitter, always a quitter. Once again Sarah Palin has quit—this time after announcing on Twitter that she would run a 5k race. But she quit before reaching the finish line, to avoid the crowd.
Hello? There wouldn’t have been a crowd there if she hadn’t made the announcement, now would there?
She’s going to sue everybody who photoshopped her pictures after she whined that her wingnut talk show host supporter ended up on one. Especially the one who put two heads on her body.
The woman has always had issues with the concept of “truth”. Her story changes as often as she needs it to, and she expects us to accept her version with deference. It is disrespectful to question Sarah dearest, or to check the facts. Most often, she does not seem to be aware that people are capable of checking what she says to see if it is reality-based or non-reality-based.
To speculate on Sarah dearest, her shadowy past, her present, her future, her work ethic, her motives, etc., is illegal, or it ought to be. Sarah dearest is the law. There will be no other laws above her. Oops, does that sound like a Commandment?
According to a commenter to the story in the Anchorage Daily News,
Question_Assumptions wrote on 07/05/2009 08:58:12 AM:
If a rumor-monger only writes about and forwards negative rumors and doesn’t make an attempt to prove or disprove their veracity, that should be sufficient to prove “malice”. Slander and libel are not free speech and never have been.
My goodness. It looks like they’d have to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine and eliminate hate radio to satisfy that condition.
Too bad she’s incapable of taking advice, or she might have learned some skills years ago that would help her cope with criticism, which is part of being a public figure—which, by the way, she intends to continue being. Sarah dearest is the gift that will keep on giving and giving…
She might also have attempted to learn some facts about, oh, everything. Knowledge does not seem to be her strong point. And while she was at it, she could have picked up some creative writing skills. That speech Friday was atrociously badly written. She has a degree in journalism? Her alma mater should rescind her degree.
So sue me.
Somethingawful.com has offered a non-apology for making Sarah dearest resign. Warning! Offensive!
You know what they say, What goes around, comes around. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Sarah’s at it again.
I know just about everybody is reflecting deeply on how she whines hypothesizes that “pathetic, anonymous bloggers” (translation: anyone who can write and think, and who does so) who live in their parents’ basements and blog while wearing pajamas (she did say this) make lies about her to hurt her feelings… because they are jealous of her, I guess. I guess it at least partly has to do with the issue that ultra-cons like her consider it a mortal sin to try to imagine somebody else’s position on a issue. If they are not just like her, they must be evil, eh, Sarah?
But dang, can that woman not keep her mouth shut? The Alaska Daily News has reprinted a letter to the editor by Sarah, objecting to three things. I won’t list them here. The editorial response is just too funny. It’s a nice touch that she writes, “Say it aint so,” when the editor’s name is Pat, not Joe. Sarah just can’t shake a sound bite that worked for her once.
Bristol apparently has also dropped out and is supposedly taking correspondence classes to complete her diploma. I would have been surprised very much to hear that Bristol had kept up with her class, considering that Sarah kept her out of school for an entire year, which is one of the reasons why The Rumor™ caught on.
The Rumor™, you say? Yeah, the rumor questioning whether Sarah Palin was actually the mother of Trig, and whether the child was actually her grandchild, Bristol’s daughter.
I f* cannot believe she brought this up herself and put it in the mainstream news for the first time. But it’s time to revisit the original “evidence”, look at what’s happened since, and see how it stands up.
A photo of Bristol taken back in October or November of 2007 shows her with what looks an awful lot like a maternity bump. Click to see a closeup of the bump in question.
Appearance: Bristol still looks pregnant, not fat.
Bristol apparently was pulled out of school for much of that school year because of mono.
Appearance: Old-fashioned pregnancy coverup.
The above photo shows Sarah pregnant with a previous pregnancy. The one at the right shows her at what was supposedly 7-1/2 months during Trig’s pregnancy.
Appearance: Sarah was not 7-1/2 months pregnant in this picture.
Now we get to the weird stuff, how Palin started leaking amniotic fluid while at a Republican meeting of some sort in Texas, but decided to wait 3 hours to give a speech (during which she announced, yes announced she was leaking fluid) and take 2 flights home, then drive to an obscure hospital that had no facilities for high-risk births. During the flight no one was aware that she was in the middle of a life-threatening medical emergency during a high-risk pregnancy, supposedly ordered by her doctor to leave the best medical facilities in the country to take a 20 hour trip home.
Appearance: This story is so unbelievable she has to be lying. If her doctor told her to do this she should lose her license. She was rushing home to be present in the state on the date the baby was born.
Then she went right back to work without taking any time off. Huh?
Appearance: She did not give birth.
At this point I’d like to add something about all the photos that Sarah scrubbed off sites she controlled within a day or two of being selected as running mate.
Of course, we could always look at less-supported rumors. A friend said Sarah had her tubes tied after her fourth child, and Bristol was seen looking pregnant during her confinement. But these are anonymous rumors. But yeah, they’re just rumors…
Now let’s look at what happened during the campaign. A remarkable coincidence, Palin made an uncorroberated announcement that her teenage daughter was 5 months pregnant and could not have been the mother of Trig.
Appearance: In the absence of any evidence whatsoever, we did not even know for sure that Bristol was pregnant. But people stopped asking inconvenient questions, so the strategy worked.
The deleriously happy family announced that there would be a shotgun wedding of the happy couple. This did not happen.
Appearance: Something fishy going on here. If they weren’t going to get married before the birth of the baby, why even announce that they were? They are still not married, and there is no sign it is going to happen.
Anybody else notice that Bristol was the campaign nanny who was Trig’s sole caregiver when he wasn’t being passed around like a prop?
After long delays following a promise to release her medical records, Sarah came up with a note from her doctor that was so vague it did not say how many children she had borne or when.
Finally, the birth. A member of Sarah’s large extended family announced the details of the birth on December 29. All birth reports stem from this single announcement.
So if Trig was born at the end of April and little Trisket was born at the end of December, it’s not possible that Bristol gave birth to both babies.
So what are the options:
Sarah is telling the truth, including the part where she threw her kid under the bus to squelch the rumors that were threatening her career. Verdict: she is an irresponsible mother to both her unborn baby and to her teenaged daughter.
Sarah adopted baby Trig, probably from a hapless pregnant girl in her church, when it was discovered that the baby was going to have Downs and the girl didn’t want to keep it.
Bristol had the baby back in April. Sarah, brain-dead to her dysfunctional family, was not aware of the pregnancy or the fact that it was going to be a Downs baby until too late to get the girl an abortion or fake the pregnancy believably.
Yeah, it raises more questions. In fact, if either of the last two is correct, that means that they decided to fake the pregnancy to keep people from asking awkward questions, because she needed people to believe it was her baby, not adopted. Why? To take advantage of the positive spin having a Downs baby at her age—rather than an abortion—would have on her career.
Now if the last option, the “Bristol-as-Trig’s mother” option, is correct, that would still leave the origin of the latest baby uncertain. But the surprise announcement could well have coincided with Sarah finding a pregnant girl in her church who needed a home for her baby. Levi was paid off with an apprentice position in the oil fields that he was not qualified for, and the wedding is of zero importance since Bristol didn’t really give birth to that baby.
You be the judge. Or come up with your own version. I’m sure I’ve missed at least one alternate reality here here.
Who am I talking about? Sarah Palin, of course. In an blog post on the New York Times site, Dick Cavett, a man who knows how to turn a phrase, writes about Sarah Palin, a woman who appears to have no first language. She is a woman of many words, but unfortunately does not seem to be able to assemble them into coherent sentences. Just in case you didn’t notice.
Everybody has completely missed the point of her grammar. The “language” she is using only consists of syntactically correct sentences when she is reciting memorized talking points or speeches. When speaking extemporaneously in response to questions (real questions, that is), she appears to speak a mishmash of seemingly randomly-chosen words and phrases. It sounds like language, but it is not.
Like any good Pentecostal, she is speaking in tongues.
Kudos to Keith Olberman for digging up the facts. Who’d have thought that only a couple of months ago Palin herself was bragging about making Alaska a bastion of socialism, from sharing the wealth of big oil companies with the public, to taking pride in the fact that the state’s resources were owned by the public. She even used the word “Socialist”.
Seriously, it’s time for a good ambush interview with Michelle Bachman, Republican rep from Minnesota. Ask her some tough questions, but word them in a neutral way, so as not to set off her “UnAmerican meter”. Let’s find out if she thinks a “House UnAmerican Activities Committee” might be a good idea. I want to know if she knows who Joe McCarthy was.
People like this piss me off. She’s convinced that she wasn’t elected by the people of her district, she was chosen by God, because God supports everything she ever has done or will do, regardless of how amoral her behavior appears.
By pretending to be devout but not a religious fanatic, she has duped enough people into her disctrict into thinking that she’s a good person who would fight for their rights. And the rest? By claiming that her opponent personally wants to speak with Bin Laden and wants to see dead babies in the streets, she’s got the whacko vote tied up.
She’d probably disenfranchise 95% of Americans, given the opportunity.
And finally, they’ve uncovered her academic history. Well, kind of. Nobody can really remember her at the 5 colleges she attended in 6 years, and she doesn’t seem to have participated in any extracurricular activities, like the school newspaper. Kind of odd for a journalism student. Is that the moral equivalent of graduating 5th from the bottom of her class? As the limbo man says, “How low can you go?”