I’ve been waiting for someone to say something like this for weeks:
One anonymous staffer expressed his outrage to CNN. “It’s about us people who were on the plane, who showed extreme loyalty to Palin, continually getting thrown under the bus or slapped in the face by her comments, whether she means it or not…”
wingnuts to iraq
I got slapped in the bus and thrown under the face…
And remember the Maine – and the Alamo. Tippy Canoe and Tyler, too.
Plus, teleprompters! ! Also.
she’ll go away, if we’ll let her
I’m not letting her. She’s amusing and she’s terrible for the Republican party.
What’s not to like?
Is it just me, or does Palin bashing never get old?
This is all part of Michael Steele’s plan.
wingnuts to iraq
@Joshua Norton: 54-40 or fight!
Honestly? The GOP has sooooo many "amusing and terrible for the party" members right now, I’m afraid I’m going to hit "ridiculous GOP member" fatigue. Not "Peak Wingnut", but rather "Peak Ridiculing Wingnuts".
I mean between Palin and Bachmann and Limbaugh and Steele and Cantor and Boehner and … well, you get the picture. It’s like a show with an ensemble cast where all of them are taking pratfalls and there’s no "straight-man" on board. It’s funny for a while, but eventually it becomes tiresome and you just want to change the channel.
(I’m not there yet, mind you – just I’m sure I’m going to get there. Eventually. Maybe.)
@DougJ: What’s not to like, indeed.
Especially when she’s sporting an updo at one end and Naughty Monkeys on the other.
(The red shoe issue really was one of my favorite parts of the whole miasma.)
@MikeL: Misogynist. You clearly just hate women.
But Michelle Bachmann’s a close second. With that whole consitutional ammendment affirming the US dollar as our offical currency, she’s picking up the slack.
Did you check in the men’s room?
This is a slap under the bus!
is this the anonymous staffer who outed palin as not recognizing africa was a continent?
Well, I guess I’d rather be amused by Palin than Limbaugh or Boehner the same way I’d rather be amused by Tea Leoni than Seth Rogan or Drew Carey, all other things being equal.
Sorry but no slacking. Think of this as an endurance sport and get serious about training for it–we’re only in the first couple miles of this marathon.
bachmann was on cspan the other morning. the way she keeps raising her profile, i’m starting to think she wants to run for president. palin vs backmann…can you imagine what that would look like?
OT, but this has been a shitty day. Can we have a Tunch pic?
It’s all part of a secret plan to make Michael Steele look good.
The article is about how Palin wouldn’t want to hold hands and pray with any of the McCain staffers. I’m not surprised by this, after all, for all his faults, I don’t think McCain filled his staff with the witch doctor types Palin is used to praying with in Wasilla.
Actually, this post wasn’t about ridiculing wingnuts, it was about being slapped in the face and thrown under the bus.
@harlana pepper: Go visit Ahab’s Momo. She moves around a lot more than Tunch.
No, no, no, no. Go big!
We can have our cake and it too: Palin/Bachmann 2012!
Though I think Steele has said he’d think about running too. Warms the cockles of my heart…
Forget Fake Birth Certifi-gate; a new scandal has emerged that will bring down the Obama Administration!!!
"OPEC Engineered Obama’s Harvard Admission"
Soooo… are we talking animal or mineral here?
@cyntax: You just made me spit aged cheddar and Tomato Basil Wheat Thins onto my MacBook.
Well worth the clean up.
The Other Steve
SARAH PALIN IN 2012! ! ! ! ! !
@harlana pepper: And maybe an open thread to go along with it?
The orange, vascular appearance of those arms makes me wonder if that’s a picture of the Flinstones bodybuilding team’s tour bus. At second glance they sort of look like the whole roasted ducks that one might see hanging in the window of a Chinese restaurant.
@Laura W: Fresh pic up. Just for the needy.
Am I the only one that worries that photos that include my bookshelf should reflect well on my collection?
Is that a spoof, or a genuine crazy? It’s getting harder and harder to tell the difference.
@David: Man, that shit just hurt.
She just nominated the guy who advertises on the back of the phonebook to be the new AG to replace the old one got the blame for Troopergate…
@AhabTRuler: Momo made a
victimcompanion out of your link.
Here is Tippy Stretchy Kitty Momo
No. Every time I shoot a photo of one of my furs inside where you can see the carpet in the frame, I shudder for fear of what y’all must be thinking about my Domestic Goddess gifts. Prolly: "This is no Domestic Goddess."
Yes, I have a vacuum. Yes I use it. Quarterly. At most.
Add a latte and some arugula, and you’ll make Liberal Bingo.
Glad to be of service. Though I think John should do a whole Tunch/defurminator series of still lifes (if that isn’t redundant); he’s quite the feline favorite in our household.
BTW I googled "naughty monkeys." That’s some teh awesome stripper-fabulous footwear. So perfect for Palin.
Good, I can copy this again from CNN
Sarah was looking for a little help before her debate with Joe. God works in mysterious ways because she did not bother answer the questions asked anyway.
In all honesty, isn’t that a little bit harsh to Steele?
You must’ve been out having A Life unlike some of us when this installation was on exhibit.
A pit of Jello comes to mind…
There is one thing I fear in all this: that given the choice in 2012 between covering an extensive debate of Krugmanomics vs. Obamanomics on the Democratic side and clowns juggling feces and chainsaws in the GOP tent, the media will be pulling harder for the circus than anything we’ve yet seen.
Yeah, let’s just uh… assume that, shall we?
What I meant to say was another series.
The Moar You Know
Wholly OT: HAHA that idiot Obama and his tire gauge! What a jerk! What a stupid idea!
Suck on that, GOP.
Did I mention I will be having some Tim Tams sent from Australia by a gay friend for dessert?
Exactly. Just a year ago might have reasonably thought Bush was something like a once in a hundred year type occurrence, but even before he could tell and act out his last fart joke in the Oval Office they trot out another one.
Not only that, their Bush bench is deep. If Winky falls in 2012, it could be Bachmann’s turn in 16. And really, can you ever write off Tits Harris? She gets another inheritance she could be back in the game.
So I’m looking around for somebody to pray with
With me its cobwebs, I hate killing spiders, so they tend to take over, so whenever I take a shot of one of my furbabies I am paranoid that there will be a huge cobweb in the shot, complete with eye glowing spider with various bits of prey scattered around. I decided years ago that this "domestic goddess" nonsense was not for me, after years of spending my weekends, polishing, scrubbing, sweeping, dusting, vacuuming, I suddenly had an epithany, I was cleaning in the kitchen and noticed that the garden was full of butterflies and thought "when I go to my deathbed will I be saying ‘I wish I had done more housework’ or ‘I wish I had got that perfect shot of a tiger swallowtail’" I stopped what I was doing, grabbed my camera and went outside and haven’t looked back since. My philosophy is "the house is here for my benefit, not the other way around".
If only there were a machine which could harness the vast power of cliches, we could solve the energy crisis and the carbon issue with one paragraph.
I am hanging that on my (mold infested) refrigerator as we speak.
My wife believes that cleaning consists of sweeping the room with a glance, my son believes that dust is good for you. I was in the Navy wherein dirt is a sin and sailors relaxing means that something isn’t being cleaned, polished or painted. The tension is amazing at times.
Imported food and Teh Gay are good, but I’m going to have to dock some points for "Australia". Consulting my WIngnut Decoder Ring, I find that Australia is currently on the list of Good Foreigners. To truly hit Liberal Bingo, I’d suggest something from France. Some brie, perhaps.
If you had written "with a gay friend for dessert" Cole’s hit count would have gone through the ceiling.
Dennis – I am also ex-navy, and it took willpower of epic proportions to overcome the cleaning habit. I think Hurricane Floyd had something to do with it, when I think of what the house looked liked after two feet of snake, fire ant, sewage, toxic chemical infested water had receded I can live with some dust and cobwebs. Only drawback was I became almost OCD about things being in their place, where I can find them (after everything being piled up on any available dry space), my cupboard shelves are labelled!
@dmsilev: Christ. Liberal BINGO is hard!
I happen to know that my ghey friend WHO I AM HAVING FOR DESSERT TONIGHT is going to Portugal, Amsterdam, Bangkok and Singapore at year’s end. Besides vintage port wine, good pot, an underage sex slave, and a sling…what could I request he send me for maximum pointage?
I am so sucking at the NCAA tourney, I’m thinking Liberal Bingo might just be my game.
I like amusing and terrible for republicans as well as the next guy, but that vile abomination of a woman came THAT CLOSE to being one ancient, worm-ridden heart away from the presidency. I don’t think I’ll ever get over being scared shitless by that prospect — and speaking of prayer, thanking God it didn’t happen.
I saw her face, now I’m a believer.
That said, yeah, she is amusing. It’s kind of like that Bugs Bunny cartoon where the giant, menacing monster from the haunted castle gets magically reduced to an inch-tall harmless squeaky thing.
@Dennis-SGMM: I think I may have worked it in on the edit after reading your tip. Always happy to do my part for Cole’s hit count. As long as I don’t have to spoof or embarrass myself, I mean.
Good thing she had Piper to pray with.
Else God’s wisdom might not have shone through.
She’s going to finish third in 2012.
Well, now can we say those phrases have jumped the shark
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Is this it? Is this her new excuse for why she F.A.I.L.E.D? McPOW didn’t provide appropriate praying partners. Maybe if they hadn’t been so tired from buying clothes for Palin and her family.
We should just go ahead and make Fundamentalist Christian a synonym for Hypocrite.
Someone needs to start working on that video now. Sarah kneeling by the bed praying for that 3am phone call to stop ringing.
Nobody insults Erick Erickson’s crush and gets away with it. Prepare to meet the fury of Operation Leper/Red State Strike Force, you bunch of RINO McCain staffers. And even though there’s a 99 percent chance that Erick will misidentify the perpetrators and will wind up looking like more of an idiot than he already is, you will experience fear like you’ve never have before. Such is the power and awesomeness that is Red State.
I salute your breaking the habit. I still fold my damned skivvies like they had to fit in a Sixties-era shipboard locker.
“Sweepers, sweepers man your brooms. Make a clean sweep down fore and aft. Sweep down all decks, ladders and passageways. Throw all sinkable trash clear of the fantail!"
File this under "Things A Former Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Would Never Say."
And for that, I have to say I’m thrilled. :-)
Awww, she’s beeyootiful!!! (um, I meant Momo, not Sarah)
Because it’s all about the conservatives now, didn’t anybody notice that she slammed Biden, too? Not only could she not find anybody to pray with from the McCain team and had to ask Piper to be her partner, but also clearly that Catholic Democrat devil she was sharing the stage with would never dream of asking God for help beforehand (which is why Piper said it would be cheating to ask to be God’s mouthpiece). I guess everybody’s a godless heathen in national politics except our Sarah.
We were not only very nearly a heartbeat away from having this woman be President, but we were also very nearly a heartbeat away from having a state religion based on her version of God. (Can it be a theocracy if the person in charge is not a priest(ess)?)
I’m a Christian, and I do believe there is a special power in praying with a partner or a group. However, would I want a President who can’t function (based on her performance in that debate) unless they find an appropriate prayer partner? What will she do in a crisis? Refuse to respond unless she finds someone she "wants to pray with?!"
@kommrade reproductive vigor: You appropriately quote Matthew: what, she couldn’t just, oh, I don’t know, pray alone?!
Consider that a woman who moments before had prayed for God’s spirit to guide her … responded to Biden’s emotional story about his childrens’ lifethreatening injuries by blathering on about McCain’s mavericky-ness.