Category Archives: Palin

The Mayor’s Final Presser

Big can of crazy…

I’m guessing it’s the National Enquirer sex scandal stuff about to be verified, but I’m cynical like that.

One thing I can’t help keeping in mind, this person who is the darling of the GOP, who everybody wants to see run for prez in a few years, was quite simply the mayor of a tiny Alaskan town not two years ago.  She has no business on the national stage, at least not as a credible chief executive.  On the other hand, if she wants to fulfill her destiny as the teevee love child of Oprah and Glenn Beck, I say have at it.

Hypocrite of the Year

For crying out loud it is new year’s eve and I have been obsessing on the negatives. We need to put a shiny face on all the hypocrisy and have a good laugh. To that end, I nominate All the Hypocrisy’s first annual “Hypocrite of the Year”, a woman who has brought me so much joy, my wife…just kidding, that is, Sarah “Caribou Barbie” Palin!!

Also, I would like to announce that next year’s hypocrite of the year will be determined by an actual vote….WE’RE WORKING ON IT!

And lets hope the Obama team can change some of these same hypocritical problems that have nagged us for years.

Wooten Clan Ain’t Nuthin to F*** With

Worst October Surprise Ever:

Independent Counsel Clears Palin of Ethics Violations

A second investigation into whether Gov. Sarah Palin abused the powers of her office to pursue a personal vendetta has found “no probable cause” to believe she violated an Alaska ethics law by trying to get her former brother-in-law, a state trooper, fired or by actually dismissing the state’s public safety commission, who was the trooper’s boss.

The conclusion by an independent investigator for the state Personnel Board contradicts a determination last month of an inquiry by the Alaska Legislature that Ms. Palin had breached the ethics act by pressing to have the trooper, Michael Wooten, dismissed.

Combine that with the self-probe and 2 out of 3 investigations declare: innocent! That rounds up to full exoneration! (To be honest, I could care less about this story – I just wanted an excuse to post that title. )

Ms. Palin initially said that she welcomed an investigation into Mr. Monegan’s removal. But she then declined to cooperate with the Legislature’s inquiry, which the McCain-Palin campaign insisted had been manipulated by pro-Obama Democratic lawmakers trying to influence the outcome of the presidential election. Ms. Palin said that the Personnel Board was the appropriate body to deal with the matter, and she pledged to cooperate with the separate inquiry by the panel after filing a complaint against herself.

Everybody knows she did that shit. Hell, her supporters are proud of the way the Palins have psychotically stalked the estranged brother-in-law. As far as concerns about “abuse of power” go, that’s like a merit badge for Republicans.

No, there’s only one person in this whole sorry story who I’m concerned about: young Levi.

Gov. Sarah Palin and family members at the Republican National Convention. (wdcpix)

Gov. Sarah Palin and family members at the Republican National Convention. (wdcpix)

This kid must be horrified on a daily basis. I could be reading too much into this article, but does anyone else hear a cry for help?

“I just hope she wins,” he said. “She’s my future mother-in-law. She better win.”

… he said with a gulp.

Who’s Prankin’ Palin?

God love the Canadians…

More on the pranksters:

The well-known radio prankster duo of Audette and Sebastien Trudel have most recently tricked Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger. Other celebrity victims include [Britney] Spears and Bill Gates.

In 2007, they conned Sarkozy himself by impersonating Prime Minister Stephen Harper. And their 2006 call to former French president Jacques Chirac was rated by the BBC as one of the top 30 all-time best moments in radio history.

Known as the “Masked Avengers,” they’ve been popular on the Quebec comedy scene for a decade.

The article states that the Palin team acknowledges the prank and claims to be “mildy amused”. Hat tip to Daily Kos who notes that Palin should never have sat down without preconditions.

* * * Update * * *

The Secret Service gave the radio comedians her phone number.

“We had to go through the Secret Service, the people in her entourage. It’s the biggest coup so far. We’re proud to add (this prank) to our top hits.”

Pesky Science

Here is Palin spewing more idiocy without any help from those gotcha journalists.

Now if you had a high school or college biology class you might know that fruit fly experiments provided the foundation for the field of genetics. Palin said thanks but no thanks to biology. She was too busy filling out transfer applications to community colleges so the “baracuda” could find a roster spot with a college hoops team.

This fruit fly research is wasteful spending and cannot possibly help to unlock the mysteries of genetic diseases. Or can it?

* * * Uila Update * * *

From the evolutionary biologist, PZ Myers, via John Cole:

This idiot woman, this blind, shortsighted ignoramus, this pretentious clod, mocks basic research and the international research community. You damn well better believe that there is research going on in animal models — what does she expect, that scientists should mutagenize human mothers and chop up baby brains for this work? — and countries like France and Germany and England and Canada and China and India and others are all respected participants in these efforts.

Yes, scientists work on fruit flies. Some of the most powerful tools in genetics and molecular biology are available in fruit flies, and these are animals that are particularly amenable to experimentation. Molecular genetics has revealed that humans share key molecules, the basic developmental toolkit, with all other animals, thanks to our shared evolutionary heritage (something else the wackaloon from Wasilla denies), and that we can use these other organisms to probe the fundamental mechanisms that underlie core processes in the formation of the nervous system — precisely the phenomena Palin claims are so important.

This is where the Republican party has ended up: supporting an ignorant buffoon who believes in the End Times and speaking in tongues while deriding some of the best and most successful strategies for scientific research. In this next election, we’ve got to choose between the 21st century rationalism and Dark Age inanity. It ought to be an easy choice.

GOP Gangsta

Check out this crazy GOP gansta beeeahch.

Here’s a start to a new song-
drill baby drill, like i tap that ass,
blow up it all up cause we want more gas,
get the man fired if he don’t quit,
and i got more babies than a toilet got shit.

Bush League

Last night I saw Kathleen Parker on the Colbert Report. She’s a well known bootlicker conservative syndicated columnist who made some waves recently by calling on Sarah Palin to step down for the good of the country. Her point being that Palin had revealed herself to be supremely unqualified. (Or as Parker herself put it: “Out Of Her League”). So she turned up on Colbert to enjoy her moment of librul triumph.

[Aside: is Colbert not the greatest? That these right-wing hacks come on his show and glowingly seek his approval boggles my mind.]

I’m not linking either the article or the appearance. These hypocrites (and their numbers are growing by the day) actually expect credit for having the “intellectual honesty” to dump on Palin’s qualifications (and the McCain campaign in general). Well goody for you. You’re about eight years too late. There is absolutely no difference between George W. Bush and Sarah Palin other than lipstick and a skirt. There was ample evidence in 2000 that Bush was a blithering idiot. Where were the calls from the right-wingers claiming he was unfit for the presidency then?

Oh that’s right, they didn’t care because their man was still close in the polls. And they wouldn’t care now, except McCain is 10 points down, with only a 5% chance of victory. The rats are scrambling to get off the ship. (See: Christopher Buckley, Christopher Hitchens, Bill Kristol, David Frum… and why not, Kathleen Parker)

Get back to us when you’re ready to apologize for enabling the last eight years.