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The Sarah Palin story has it all over Michael Jackson celebrity prime time funeral fest in this author’s humble opinion. But that’s for another post when I can get my head around the almost obsessive media frenzy with the death of the music world’s number one weirdo pedophile. But I digress…
Sarah Palin is undergoing a funeral of sorts in her own right. She has now officially become the latest tragic figure in the Republican Party’s fallout from a failed McCain campaign. The GOP intelligencia seem to also be singing a funeral dirge over her future political career. But read further for an alternate and interesting point of view.
Here is a reprint of an excellent analysis of the Sarah Palin story from John Fund of the Wall Street Journal. John makes some excellent points regarding the “Media” and soon to be former Gov. Palin and perhaps her taking a new road that may certainly be one less traveled in national politics. Who knos she might even have the last laugh over the funny man from Minnesota, Al Franken.
People close to Sarah Palin say national political reporters and pundits have missed the real reasons for her surprising decision to resign as Alaska governor. The national media have dismissed or downplayed her real motives, which had little to do with any plans to run for president in 2012.Contrary to most reports, her decision had been in the works for months, accelerating recently as it became clear that controversies and endless ethics investigations were threatening to overshadow her legislative agenda. “Attacks inside Alaska and largely invisible to the national media had paralyzed her administration,” someone close to the governor told me. “She was fully aware she would be branded a ‘quitter.’ She did not want to disappoint her constituents, but she was no longer able to do the job she had been elected to do. Essentially, the taxpayers were paying for Sarah to go to work every day and defend herself.”
This situation developed because Alaska’s transparency laws allow anyone to file Freedom of Information Act requests. While normally useful, in the hands of political opponents FOIA requests can become a means to bog down a target in a bureaucratic quagmire, thanks to the need to comb through records and respond by a strict timetable. Similarly, ethics investigations are easily triggered and can drag on for months even if the initial complaint is flimsy. Since Ms. Palin returned to Alaska after the 2008 campaign, some 150 FOIA requests have been filed and her office has been targeted for investigation by everyone from the FBI to the Alaska legislature. Most have centered on Ms. Palin’s use of government resources, and to date have turned up little save for a few state trips that she agreed to reimburse the state for because her children had accompanied her. In the process, though, she accumulated $500,000 in legal fees in just the last nine months, and knew the bill would grow ever larger in the future.
“The Alaska ethics elves had painted such a target on Sarah’s forehead that she had begun turning down pretty much every invitation she got — even though they were pouring in every day by the dozens,” a confidant of the governor’s told me. “It is not throwing in the towel. It is deciding that she was ineffective in fighting for her principles and could do more in another role.” Continue reading
Rep. Phil Gingrey says if it’ll help the left like us, we’re happy to do it
Satire based on: House GOP leader tells talk radio giant to back off…
More satire can be found at The Picwit Picayune
The following is an excerpt from Politico from which the above graphic is based…
Rush Limbaugh may command a large following, but his caustic comments Monday about the GOP’s congressional leadership have at least one Republican House member defending his colleagues and offering an unusually candid critique of the talk radio powerhouse and his fellow commentators.
Here are our picks for the Top 3 Iraqi Flying Shoes Cartoons of the week…
Regardless of your political persuasion, you have to admit the scene was pretty damn amusing, if not embarrassing for the new Iraqi President. As for Bush, well he must be used to crap being thrown at him since the incident didn’t really seem to phase him in the least. Pretty consistent with his overall outlook on things these days. The smirk on his face was priceless!
What a poor excuse for a press corp. But then what can you expect from Neanderthals? If that had been Saddam standing up there with a foreign leader he supported he would have put a bullet between the guy’s eyes right where he stood!
Don’t forget to vote for your favorite at the bottom of the post or we’ll be forced to throw a Birkenstock at you!
Vote for your favorite…
NY Yankees get their bailout while out of work NYPD recruit (unverified) makes his case… Make sure you are sitting down when you play this video… Candidate for anger management? Fa get about it !!
How would you like this guy pulling you over for speeding on the FDR drive when he is having a bad day????
The never ending list of “NEW WORDS” continues to expand each year. There are a few in this list who’s origin can be traced back in time and a few new ones. Will any of these stick?? Only time will tell…
You can share any new ones you may have come across this past year in the comments section… Enjoy.
THE OLD NEW WORDS FOR 2007, 2008, 2009. 2010 and we suspect well into 2011 as well
1. BLAMESTORMING : Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline
was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.
2. SEAGULL MANAGER : A manager, who flies in, makes a lot of noise,
craps on everything, and then leaves.
3. ASSMOSIS : The process by which some people seem to absorb success
and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.
4. SALMON DAY : The experience of spending an entire day swimming
upstream only to get screwed and die in the end.
5. CUBE FARM : An office filled with cubicles
6. PRAIRIE DOGGING : When someone yells or drops something loudly in a
cube farm, and people’s heads pop up over the walls to see what’s going
7. MOUSE POTATO : The on-line, wired generation’s answer to the couch
8. SITCOMs : Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. What
Yuppies get into when they have children and one of them stops working
to stay home with the kids.
9. STRESS PUPPY : A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and
10. SWIPEOUT : An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless
because magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.
11. XEROX SUBSIDY : Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one’s
12. IRRITAINMENT : Entertainment and media spectacles that are Annoying
but you find yourself unable to stop watching them. The J-Lo and Ben
wedding (or not) was a prime example – Michael Jackson, another…
13. PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE : The fine art of whacking the crap out of an
electronic device to get it to work again.
14. ADMINISPHERE : The rarefied organizational layers beginning just
above the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are
often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were
designed to solve.
15. 404 : Someone who’s clueless. >From the World Wide Web error Message
“404 Not Found,” meaning that the requested site could not be located.
16. GENERICA : Features of the American landscape that are exactly the
same no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip malls, and
17. OHNOSECOND : That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize
that you’ve just made a BIG mistake. (Like after hitting send on an
e-mail by mistake)
18. WOOFS : Well-Off Older Folks.
19. CROP DUSTING : Surreptitiously passing gas while passing through a
Some additional jewels submitted for 2008 which we have added to the list:
20. FRIENDILIGENCE — The amount of time it takes to maintain friend requests on social networks such as MySpace and Facebook. “I just don’t have time for all of this friendiligence!”
21. PREHAB — A program to prevent young stars from behaving inappropriately. “Looks like Miley Cyrus is the only one who’s been to prehab.”
22. BROMANCE — Combination of brother and romance used to describe a strong heterosexual relationship between to males. “Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have a great bromance.”
23. EARJACKING — Eavesdropping on a conversation. “That guy at that table over there is earjacking us!”
24. GINORMOUS — Combination of gigantic and enormous. “That sandwich I just ate was ginormous.”
25. PLAXIDENT — What you call an accidental gun shot wound to the leg in a bar when surrounded by your posse. (Hat tip MikeD)
If you have discovered a new word and would like us to consider adding it to this list, simply submit it in a comment. If we add it we will give you credit with a link back to your site if you have one
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There are occasions when certain points of view are priceless. Scott reports on another one of those occasions as he dissects the not so slip of the tongue slip by one of Hilllary’s campaign supporters…
(Iowa) — Former presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton today apologized to rival Barack Obama for any offense he may have taken from the way former Sen. Bob Kerry endorsed her candidacy this week.Bob Kerry …oops
Mr. Kerrey, who ran for president in 1992, in his endorsement remarks mentioned that Sen. Obama’s middle name is Hussein and that he has Muslim ancestors, “not that there’s anything wrong with that.”
Sen. Clinton, in a written statement said: “While I’m grateful for Bob’s endorsement, which generated headlines across the country and even some stories that briefly mentioned me, his choice of words may have left some people with the impression that Sen. Obama is related to Saddam Hussein — a fanatical dictator who gassed his own people, cut off ears and tongues of dissidents and littered Iraq with mass graves. Any implied comparison was purely accidental, I’m sure.”
“There’s nothing to be gained,” Mrs. Clinton said, “by repeating Barack Hussein Obama, Barack Hussein Obama. It’s as immature as noting the similarity between the name Obama and Osama bin Laden.”
She called Mr. Kerrey’s reference to Sen. Obama’s Muslim relatives “fundamentally irrelevant, and radically inappropriate.”
“When you think about it, Barack’s body is made up of cells,” she said, “but that doesn’t mean he’s connected with al Qaeda terror cells. It’s silly, you know, to link Hussein, Obama, Osama, Islam, al Qaeda.”Obama and buddy
Sen. Obama said he took no offense at the endorsement remarks, noting, “After all, Bob Kerrey’s last name sounds like John Kerry, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s a failed former presidential candidate, whose political life will be a mere footnote in the history books, if he’s lucky. And of course Hillary Clinton has the same last name as…well…you get the point.”
The Illinois senator added, “At least he didn’t remind people that I’m related to Dick Cheney, which could actually hurt my chances in the Democrat primaries.” — as reported by satirist Scott Ott / ScrappleFace
The polls are now saying John Edwards may be leading. No one should be surprised about that. The move to the ever popular youthful white attractive male seems to be making a comeback in Democrat circles. Let’s see if he has real “staying” power .
Our own poll shows Hillary neck and neck with Obama… with Mit and Rudy neck and neck as well. Both new developments over the past week as the voting public grows tired with the whole affair.