Monday, September 29, 2008

Geriatric Park

Palin Claimed Dinosaurs and people co-existed (LA Times)

Soon after Sarah Palin was elected mayor of the foothill town of Wasilla, Alaska, she startled a local music teacher by insisting in casual conversation that men and dinosaurs coexisted on an Earth created 6,000 years ago -- about 65 million years after scientists say most dinosaurs became extinct -- the teacher said.

After conducting a college band and watching Palin deliver a commencement address to a small group of home-schooled students in June 1997, Wasilla resident Philip Munger said, he asked the young mayor about her religious beliefs.

Palin told him that "dinosaurs and humans walked the Earth at the same time," Munger said. When he asked her about prehistoric fossils and tracks dating back millions of years, Palin said "she had seen pictures of human footprints inside the tracks," recalled Munger, who teaches music at the University of Alaska in Anchorage and has regularly criticized Palin in recent years on his liberal political blog, called Progressive Alaska.

The idea of a "young Earth" -- that God created the Earth about 6,000 years ago, and dinosaurs and humans coexisted early on -- is a popular strain of creationism.


People and dinosaurs co-exist to this day. The evidence? Last Friday's debate between Obama and McCain.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

From Yahoo! News:

Palin once blessed to be free from 'witchcraft'

By GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press Writer Thu Sep 25, 12:27 AM ET

A grainy YouTube video surfaced Wednesday showing Sarah Palin being blessed in her hometown church three years ago by a Kenyan pastor who prayed for protection from "witchcraft" as she prepared to seek higher office.

The video shows Palin standing before Bishop Thomas Muthee in the pulpit of the Wasilla Assembly of God church, holding her hands open as he asked Jesus Christ to keep her safe from "every form of witchcraft."

"Come on, talk to God about this woman. We declare, save her from Satan," Muthee said as two attendants placed their hands on Palin's shoulders. "Make her way my God. Bring finances her way even for the campaign in the name of Jesus. ... Use her to turn this nation the other way around."

Palin formally announced her bid for governor a few months later, in October 2005.

Palin does not say anything on the video and keeps her head bowed throughout the blessing.


Palin may well be "a cocky whacko" (Lincoln Chaffee) but McCain's the one with the demonic possession problem.

What's called for is an exorcism. Can't you see Bishop Muthee wearing a bear pelt, moose antlers and a necklace made from wolves' teeth, dancing in circles around McCain as he shakes baby Trig's rattle?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I Can See Russia From My House

Palin bans reporters from meetings with leaders

By SARA KUGLER, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who has not held a press conference in nearly four weeks of campaigning, on Tuesday banned reporters from her first meetings with world leaders, allowing access only to photographers and a television crew.

CNN, which was providing the television coverage for news organizations, decided to pull its TV crew, effectively denying Palin the high visibility she had sought.

Palin planned to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Columbian President Alvaro Uribe in New York on Tuesday as the United Nations General Assembly convenes this week. She also was expected to meet with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.


It's really not necessary for Palin to actually meet with these world leaders.

She needs only to stand on the sidewalk outside the U.N.and gaze at the building where they convene.

Monday, September 15, 2008

John McCain Channeling James Joyce

From Yahoo! News:

McCain says Obama didn't call Palin a pig

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press Writer 1 minute ago

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Did Barack Obama really call Sarah Palin a pig, as a John McCain ad leads people to believe? "No," McCain said Monday. The Republican presidential nominee defended the ad anyway, saying Obama "chooses his words very carefully."

The implication: Obama was slyly up to something when he said McCain's call for change in Washington is "lipstick on a pig," days after Palin made a lipstick joke at the Republican convention.

"He's very eloquent," McCain told The Associated Press and Florida newspapers in an interview, and "it was the wrong thing to say."


Obama's reference to McCain's economic policies as "lipstick on a pig" can't compare with McCain's calling his wife Cindy a "trollop" and a "cunt".

That's downright electrifying.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Palin Puts The "P" In Reformer

Add the letter "p" to the word "reformer"and you get "performer".

Thursday, September 11, 2008

What Do You Call A Beady-Eyed Rodent Worth Twenty Billion Dollars?

As long as we're talking about lipstick and pigs and sexist politicians, someone should call out Michael Bloomberg. He disgusts me, and so does the sycophantic Liz Smith.

Here's a snippet from her column in The New York Post, March 6, 2007:

Pondering president-making and political futures, how about the fact that Mayor Mike Bloomberg is the 8,000-pound gorilla who can sit wherever he wants, when it comes to doing as he damn pleases!

His net worth is so much greater than anything previously indicated. It has been estimated in the $20 billion range. His financial news company has 125 bureaus worldwide and is possibly worth $22.5 billion, maybe more. This fortune alone makes the mayor of N.Y.C. more formidable than many have imagined.

And while we're at it, here's a Washington Post vignette on Bloomberg I've always loved. His office is a scurry of people. The mayor asks an aide, Clare Hickey, "Have you gotten Sharon Stone yet?"

Hickey says Stone's people haven't gotten back. "Did you tell her she has the chance to be the next Mrs. Bloomberg?" quips the mayor. Then he humorously charts a graph in the air: "As I get older, I get more valuable," he says moving his left hand up. "As she gets older, she gets less valuable . . . now would be the perfect time for an intersection."

I love the mayor, his sense of humor and his utter refusal to guard every word and gesture. He'll either become president or the world's biggest philanthropist

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Sarah Palin's "Thanks, But No Thanks" Whopper

Citizens Against Government Waste Newsletter, September 24, 2007

Washington, D.C. - Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today celebrated a major victory over one of the most infamous pork barrel projects in recent history, the “Bridge to Nowhere.” On September 19, Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin (R) announced the state would abandon the project and focus on other transportation priorities.

“CAGW welcomes the end of a three-year battle over a $398 million bridge for 50 people,” said CAGW President Tom Schatz. “Taxpayers across the country and the state of Alaska will no longer be on the hook for funding what has become the poster child of government waste.”

The “Bridge to Nowhere” became a symbol of congressional excess and set off a firestorm of demands for earmark reform when it was added to the 2005 pork-stuffed transportation bill. Congress originally designated a federal share of $229 million for the Gravina Island Bridge, connecting Gravina Island (pop. 50) to the town of Ketchikan. But bridge opponents argued that Gravina Island is adequately served by a ferry and funding the bridge would take away from more urgent transportation priorities. After public outcry and a bizarre series of events that included Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) losing his temper on the Senate floor, Congress removed the earmark instructions and allowed state authorities to spend the money as they saw fit, leaving much of the bridge unfunded.

Gov. Palin directed the Alaska DOT to create a list of other uses for the $36 million in federal money that will be freed up with the desertion of the project. The DOT will also work to come up with a more financially responsible solution, such as improved ferry services, to serve the residents of Gravina Island.

In CAGW’s Congressional Pig Book, Alaska has ranked number one in pork per capita since 1999, pulling in $489.87 worth of pork per resident in 2006. Since 1999, the state’s delegation has brought home more than $3 billion in federal pork.

“The announcement marks a huge victory in the battle against wasteful spending. The elimination of the Alaska bridge is a triumph for every taxpayer who protested this ridiculous waste of their hard-earned money,” concluded Schatz.

Citizens Against Government Waste is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.


Palin was for the bridge when it was the bridge to Gravina, but against it when it became the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere".

Sunday, September 07, 2008

The McCain Mutiny

There's an 8-minute rant by John McCain on YouTube titled "John McCain Losing His Cool". A better title would be "John McCain Losing His Marbles".

Remember Captain Queeg, the paranoid and vindictive navy captain in "The Caine Mutiny"? This video reveals an accusatory, rageful McCain who is as unfit for command as his fictional counterpart.

Queeg graduated from the United States Naval Academy and lived in Phoenix, Arizona.

Life imitating art.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

A Pitbull With Lipstick, Or Lipstick On A Pig?

So she gave a great speech. So what? She didn't write it, she read it off a teleprompter. As I remember, Hitler gave great speeches, too.

We need to know a lot more about this woman. Once the other shoes drop - and there appear to be several shoes - I predict disaster for the ticket.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Family Values? Depends on Whose Family You Are Talking About.

Palin cut $1.1 million from funding for teen moms in need

09/02/2008 @ 7:40 pm

Sarah Palin seems to have a double standard when it comes to teenagers who are pregnant and unmarried.

Sarah Palin, speaking as a mother:

"Bristol and the young man she will marry are going to realize very quickly the difficulties of raising a child, which is why they will have the love and support of our entire family," Palin said in a statement. "We ask the media to respect our daughter and Levi's privacy, as has always been the tradition of children of candidates."

Sarah Palin, acting as the governor:

The Washington Post revealed Tuesday that Alaska Governor and McCain vice presidential pick Sarah Palin, whose 17-year-old daughter Bristol is pregnant outside wedlock, earlier this year used a line-item veto to cut $1.1 million in funding which would have at least partially benefited teen moms in need.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Young Love

From Yahoo News:

To rebut rumors, Palin says daughter, 17, pregnant

By Steve Holland 33 minutes ago

The 17-year-old daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is pregnant, Palin said on Monday in an announcement intended to knock down rumors by liberal bloggers that Palin faked her own pregnancy to cover up for her child.

Bristol Palin, one of Alaska Gov. Palin's five children with her husband, Todd, is about five months pregnant and is going to keep the child and marry the father, the Palins said in a statement released by the campaign of Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

Bristol Palin made the decision on her own to keep the baby, McCain aides said.


Expect to see Bristol Palin and Jamie Lynn Spears starring in a TV reality show, changing diapers, warming bottles, studying for their high school equivalency diplomas and listening to Contemporary Christian music on their iPods.

Eat your heart out, Miley Cyrus.