The Clown Princess Tweets by John Cole| August 18, 20107:06 pm| 147 CommentsThis post is in: Bring on the Brawndo!, Teabagger StupidityFacebookTweetEmailGroan: I can’t wait until she is President.
I just did an eye roll.
I’m going to guess she meant “gaggle”.
Wait! No I didn’t.
“Cackle?” Is that the right term for it?
Singular issue, huh? Well, we can’t really be expecting Palin to interest herself in the actual and legitimate complaints and counterpoints of others. It’d be a distraction from her cult of personality~
Google tells me that a cackle is, among other definitions, the collective noun for a group of hyenas. Would seem to apply nicely to Sarah and her followers. Ironic, even.
Sarah Palin is the GOP’s revenge against those of us who made fun of the way W murdered the English language.
“Oh yeah? See how you like this!”
Is a cackle of rads like a grumble of morons?
@dmsilev: I sure she didn’t mean that.
@AhabTRuler, V: Meaning is so passe.
Clown princess – how apt.
If there were no ignorant wingnuts spewing stupidity then the language would be poorer. Aside from Palinisms like “refudiate” we’ve also had a bounty of crap like “the toobs” or “the internets” or “the Google,” not to mention “misunderestimate” or “strategery.” Now Sarah has given us a new singular coinage: “a cackle of rads.”
These bozos may have started multiple pointless wars, sunk the economy, and destroyed the atmosphere, but they’ve delivered up piles of original neologisms.
Oh, good christ! Everyone stop making fun of Bushes prezidentin’ or we’re doomed!
I’ll risk the trade-off, really.
And Another Thing...
eeeegads…. Sarah does performance art…cackle of rads…
meanwhile…back on earth, The last “combat troops” are driving out of Iraq into Kuwait.
damn. I know there are some 50K troops still in Iraq, but this is a flicker of what it felt like when Viet Nam was over.
I can’t even tell what the fuck she’s trying to say.
Can’t we forget this stupid bitch today?
As the Seattle Times said, Senator Stevens certain made an impact.
Just remember how we all misunderestimated Bush–and what an awesomester preznit he turned out to be!
Crucify? wow, she loves playing the victim.
Don’t sell Palin short.
Last time this happened the Germans bombed Pearl Bailey.
She’s got more brains in her entire head than most people do in the entire tip of their pinky finger.
She will simply demesicate anyone she plays in Scrabble. By my McEstimate, she has invented at least 200,000 new words arleady.
OK, Sarah, you can make the collective noun for ‘rad’ feminists a ‘cackle’, if we can make the collective noun for your family ‘a trailer’.
What… what the fuck is a “rad”?
EDIT: Oh, I see, it’s short for “radical”. Brilliant.
Dammit, I nearly snorted water out of my nose. Ice-cold water! Would’ve bloody stung, and it would’ve been your fault. Consider yourself lucky.
Don’t know if that was intentional or not, but [golf clap] to you, sir.
Me neither. Wonder if she will legalize shooting liberals from a helicopter?
No idea what the fuck she’s even saying, but she makes me so stabby that i rolled my eyes so hard i’m pretty sure I sprained them.
A cackle of rads? Does that mean we can call her family “a murder of Palins”?
She ain’t stuttering. Maybe yore ears are a flapping.
Villago Delenda Est
Last time this happened the Germans bombed Pearl Bailey.
Thread over. El Tiburon wins!
So a woman who almost became president of the United States because of the lust crazed judgment of octogenarian considers herself a feminist?
Hey! I am a member of that cackle of rads! I want a tee shirt…
PS: In truth, it is Sarah and her ilk who would like to hijack “feminist” and define it as they wish.
Maybe she thinks it is “ironic and passe” to speak good English. She truly is the GOP’s secret weapon. In negotiations with other governments, they will give in just to shut her up. Given how she talks and writes, they won’t even know what they agreed too.
The irony is that if it wasn’t for the women’s movement, she will still be home in Wasila waiting for her man to come home with the fish.
I still haven’t recovered from her recent twitter where she equated state-sponsored terror — overtaking the Bosnian enclave Sbrenica — with a group of Muslim Americans wanting to build a community center in NY. As someone who was in Tuzla at the time and helped the survivors, mostly women, young girls, and babies, with food, housing, and medical care, this utterly stupid, insensitive, and absurd twit still pisses me off.
poor grandmaw grizzly.
her neck is looking very crepey.
is there such a thing as neck botox?
she can’t be a feminist unless she supports reproductive choice for women, poor sad bighaired mallbangs pageantspeak dimbo. i kinda want to see her run….just to see her get shut down again by all the 80s hairbands she fancied.
if america had chavs, she would be one.
oh…..btw…my guy friends said AllahP needs to disabuse himself of the MILF thing…..Palin is a GILF.
and they’d rather die.
@Ash Can: Same here. I read that stupid thing twice and I don’t know what it means. I’ve never been good at understanding gibberish.
I’m with Ash Can here. Since you’re so in tune, maybe you could translate for us?
It matters not. By tomorrow she will be writing a “cackle of hyenas” on the palm of her hand.
Tosh.0 just ripped on her.
Why not simply “a ‘trash’ of Palins”?
Koko love tickle here apple.
Can a brother get a fly in his chardonnay?
I’m dead. Game over man, game over.
I bet her facebook ghost writer will soon tell us that the wasilla nitwit was brilliantly using “cackle” in the right context.
What do you think she’s trying to say, you morans?
What she’s trying to say is, “Let’s Dance!” -cue “Anyway You Want it” by Journey, now get your Caddyshack groove on.
@DougJ: Can a sister get a knife? It’s like I’ve got 10,000 spoons over here.
I guess I am slower than most.
What is the ‘singular issue’?
Abortion? Equal pay for equal work? Equal educational opportunity? Equal health care access? Bras required at work?
Or do the femiNazi rads have a problem with Cingular phones that I haven’t heard about yet, and Palin had a typo?
Trolls please note: I have sympathy for peoples’ typos, so don’t taz me, bro!
Probably the last. I am always out of the loop on important breaking issues.
@DougJ: All this time I thought you’d been getting a free ride here, but it turns out you’ve already paid.
What the hell kind of gay French word is “passe”? I don’t think Real Americans use those sorts of Eastern Establishment words.
I had forgotten that one.
I met the man of my dreams today, and then his beautiful wife.
I call shenanigans: no way, no how did Miss Refudiate tweet the word passé with the correct accented ‘e’ and use the obscure collective noun for a group of witches or hyenas. Someone obsessed with language would, sure, but not this harpy git.
@El Cid: The aide who types up these things will probably get a stern talking to.
Well, geese come in gaggles. Presumably, witches come in cackles. Maybe she’s saying that these rads are witches. Makes as much sense to me as anything else she might have meant…
I think that is what Levi calls Bristol’s little moose knuckle.
What? Too soon?
Obviously she meant ‘gaggle’, although I believe some of the proper terms are: ‘soviet of rads’, ‘bedlam of Palins’, ‘putsch of Republicans’, ‘invertebrate of Democrats’…
Apparently Norm Crosby is still alive. Possibly the only way to stop the Palin bandwagon would be if he sues her for stealing his schtick.
What’s wrong with “cluster-fuck”?
God. Another post in which I’d have the argue that words, and what they mean, matter. That is, if I wasn’t sick to death of this fuckin’ moron.
I still think “a cluster-fuck of Palins” catches all the nuances of that bizarre and repellent clan best. Anyway, I think the crow family might be a tad miffed at this unwanted association. They got the “murder” collective noun first.
I think the thought expressed in proper Palin dialect would go something like:
“Any 1 notice the passéd hijacking feminists have done, crucifyingly disagreeing others who simply utter their 1st AM RIGHTS on singularity issues of note all this time?”
What the flying fuckety fuck is a “cackle of rads”?
To quote Inigo Montoya:
Of course, in this instance, it applies to every word she tweets. Including “and” and “the.
What would a flock of Palins be called? A murder of Palins? A pustule of Palins? Would the collective of vipers be a Palin of vipers?
A cluster-fuck of Palins?
I love this Tweet:
They doctor those pictures to make it look all pretty, when in reality it’s a shithole that would look better with a bunch of drills and pipelines!
ETA: Sorry to inflict more Palin tweets on everybody, but I was trying to get some context to the original one. I guess this is Palin’s way of celebrating the anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
Yes, but if I’m in polite company, I go with “a shed of tools.”
A tool-shed of Palins? A brain-fart of Palins?
@TuiMel: Unfortunately, they’ve already hijacked it.
LOL!! you are so right. that is my ultimate wish.
And were it not for that cackle of rads, Ms. Palin would never have been governor of Alaska.
When Todd and I and our groundswell of random nounspawn drive into the sunrise on the great freeways of liberty in this our country of Alaska, we passés on the right. also.
(nah, can’t manage it. I blame kindergarten.)
@Ash Can: My sentiments exactly. My overriding emotion in response to this has not been anger or offense or indifference – it’s been pure confusion, with perhaps a tinge of sleepiness.
I thought the proper term was a Roentgen of rads, although I suppose Curie of rads would also be acceptable
I think she meant “cackle of centigrays“.
Geek humor! Get it? Cause, like, a rad has been obsoleted out by centi…
Sorry. Never mind.
Perhaps her comment will make more sense you think of a “rad” like this.
That's Master of Accountancy to You, Pal
This thread is staying disturbingly on-topic. Can we get an open thread?
Wow, just wow, fellas.
@JGabriel: pat pat don’t worry, I keep seeing, or rather hearing, the sounds that come about of a Geiger counter and that isn’t even half as clever as yours.
It’s obvious – Trig is in charge of Caribou Barbie’s Twitter account.
@jrg: I think it’s more like a sphincter of conservatives.
I swear that I didn’t see who tweeted this when I started reading it, so when I saw the “Who hijacked term: “feminist”?” part, I thought, “Stupid hags like Sarah Palin that don’t know what it truly means to be a feminist.” Then I read the rest of the tweet, saw who wrote it, and thought, “Case in point.”
Surely Democrats gather in trembles.
And witches gather in covens where they then cackle.
@That’s Master of Accountancy to You, Pal: Is it possible disdain should die or go off-topic while she hath such meet food to feed it as Signiorina Palinista?
Bruce (formerly Steve S.)
Whatever Turing machine generated this tweet has failed, because I don’t recognize this as human conversation.
she has the electrolytes we need? I don’t get that either. (the .jpg alt-text)
I think it’s a reference to Idiocracy.
Seeing or hearing her gives me a headache in two seconds and I rarely get headaches. Thinking of seeing and hearing her if she was president gives me a massive migraine.
can’t say I saw that “whom” coming
I don’t know about you guys, but this steady diet of word salad by the Moose Queen makes me suspicious that we’re seeing some kind of twitter tea-party/mama-grizzley shibboleth. This has to be deliberate.
@Sheila: A pageant of Palins
OHH. Brawndo. That movie needs a sequel set in fall of 08. Or 10. Can’t see how a professional writer could write such a thing, tho.
So, anyway, a cackle of feminists, a tremble of Democrats, and a dildo of Republicans are sitting at a bar. The bartender turns to the dildo and says, “Hey fellas, why the long face?”
Where the hell did she learn English… face/palm.
As Olbermann says: She’s an idiot.
@60th Street: Yeah, I like it.
@Restrung: Oh, nothing that Ken Burns couldn’t handle.
@jrg: I like that — “a grumble of morons”.
How did my beloved Rads get mixed up in this mess?
Isn’t it ironic,
Don’t ya think?
It’s like Palin
In your VP slot,
It’s calling it a mosque
When you know that it’s not,
She’s capable of deep thought,
And who woulda thought? It figures…
And why does she know the ASCII code for e with an acute accent? Whoever writes her tweets is going to blow their cover!
A crookery of grifters.
A quittery of retards.
That’s OK she can’t tell what she’s saying either.
Y’all need to chill. Here, listen to some Justin Bieber.
(No, seriously, this is AWESOME ambient music that starts with a Bieber single but gets stretched to 8 times its length by a kid from Florida and ends up sounding like Eno, This Mortal Coil and/or Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Or, as someone here said, “like Sigur Rós doing Vangelis covers in a cathedral being washed away by the sea”.
pageant of Palins– Besides momma being a shittty governor for a little while, they’re only slightly more successful than the Balloon Boy family. And the helicopters weren’t laughing; they were killing wolves!
@TuiMel: Oh yes, a t shirt, please. I would send the woman a dictionary if I thought she could read it. Words have meanings, Sarah, even those that end in ist.
WHY CAN’T I LINK HERE ANY MORE? WHY IS MY PREVIOUS COMMENT IN MODERATION? I AM CRYING NOW SO, SO HARD! DON’T LEAVE ME IN A WORLD WHERE PALIN SHRIEKS AND GULPS ON MY EARS FOREVER!
EDIT: OK, I can link, but not anything related to Justin Bieber. (Those of you who have been paying attention for the past couple of days know that this isn’t as terrifying as you might think). Or maybe I just can’t make TWO links.
Agreeing with Mister Papercut and others, that accent mark on “passè” is mightily suspicious. One might say, un-American. Let’s blow this up into a controversy.
Baby otter learns how to swim.
Otters holding hands.
EDIT: I can make 2 links, but not to what I want. I give up.
@Bill Murray: Subdued LOL. Clever boy.
If she gets the Republican nomination her pick for veep may be the most important decision in this country since the choice to fire on Sumpter, just on the chance she wins. It would be like Nixon’s last days from her day 1 in office. They’ll have to take the choice out of her hands a la Cheney-Bush. Could you imagine Palin-Bachmann? I better get working on that Italian citizenship I qualify for because of my grandparents.
@p.a.: Me too. I’d rather deal with Berlusconi and his mountains of burning garbage than with the USA under a Palin presidency. I am not kidding.
Did she graduate junior high?
I think if we’re really expecting any politician to do his/her own tweets (except possibly Pete Hoekstra) we might as well put up our hands and admit to the ponies as well.
Thanks, McCain. you fukker.
I don’t know which is worse…what she says or the possibility that she actually believes what she says.
Or a yap of TPers.
Anyone who thinks Palin is doing her own tweets is… almost as dumb as Sarah Palin. But not as crafty.
if it is a reply to another comment, that is a third link –
WP no likee.
I just heard of him yesterday. Best I can tell, he’s some 10 year old singing sensation moppet. I feel like I’m completely missing out on an important cultural phenomenon.
It’s not ironic at all to want to crucify women and abort pregnancies. Unless she means it’s ironic to want to protect women’s rights by crucifying them. She should clarify. Either way, I suspect she’s misreading the first clause in constructing the second. Pre-semi-colon Sarah Palin spoke of metaphorical crucifixions.
@catclub: Nope, I’ve been caught by that before, so my post in moderation really only has two links.
What the hell. I’ll try again.
Leap of faith time.
EDIT: Woo-hoo! It worked!
For peak Palinosity, you’d have to go with “A fustercluck of Palins”.
Also, I will note that the official terms are ‘a murder of crows’ but ‘an unkindness of ravens’. Guess ravens are big enough that it pays to be polite about them!
Uhhh, I think Cole might have posted this a tad too soon. Check out Sarah’s latest tweets:
Ummmm…. ok, and:
I mean, just…. wow.
I’m sure she meant………………….fill in the blank. Mrs. Family Values has no idea what she meant so why should we worry about it.
This is just another collective liberal stab in the heart of the heartland by those east coast and west coast elitists who mock the middle America of applie pie and Jim Crow and the free market way of life that we all hold sacred and near and dear to our families and way of life of capitalism and free markets that are being threatened by the gay communists who laugh all the way to the athiestic banks of moral decay.
118: I hope someone gets screenshots before those are inevitably removed.
@JenJen: I’m keeping tabs on off-hand twitter comments that will doom 2012 Presidential runs. Newt can say goodbye to a large percentage of the Latino vote solely based on his bigotry re: Sotomayor. Defending someone’s right to say “nigger nigger nigger” while taunting a black person … probably disqualifying. Any other ones?
@TuiMel: a trailerpark of palins.
@Zach: It’s almost as if she’s telegraphing that she’s dying to go on TV and say the “N” word a few dozen times herself, honestly.
Also? Since when does the 1st Amendment guarantee all Americans the right to their own radio show, and the right to be immune from all criticism about the words they use? It’s just unfuckingbelievable to me.
She’s really stepped in it this time. And she tweeted that while combat troops (including her own son, I imagine) were withdrawing from Iraq. She’d rather praise Dr. Laura. It really says a lot about who we’re dealing with.
according to conservatives… the first amendment means their right to say offensive fucked up shit and not be held accountable.
in the real world, we understand that it’s all about her beloved “free markets” at work. sponsors pulled out b/c they could no longer make $ by advertising on “Dr Laura’s” fucked up show. sigh… why isn’t this obvious?
if she’s president in 2012 i’m outta here… off to amsterdam, at least there will be copious amounts of legal pot. though as a transplanted new yorker, i’ll miss the the LA Kogi truck, but the lack of Korean beef tacos will be a small price to pay.
Roger Ebert was all over it, and quickly:
@JenJen: “It’s almost as if she’s telegraphing that she’s dying to go on TV and say the “N” word a few dozen times herself, honestly.”
I have to admit that would rally the base.
Shit, I forgot her son was in the military. I hardly expect her to remember, considering how busy she is.
And hell, were any black people ever going to vote for Sarah in a million years? I’ve never seen a person of color at any of her rallies. Her base makes the tea party seem diverse.
That it would.
I prefer Mad Sow myself.
It would make sense Sarah Palin would admire Dr. Laura. Like her, she feels victimized by the left wing. And like her, she quit her job, so she could be more free to do what she wants to. At least Dr. Laura waited for her contract to come up for renewal.
I sent a jpeg of the two twits/tweets to John, Doug, and Anne.
Why can’t we just ignore her? She’s not as important politically as everybody seems to think she is, but every liberal tweet/blog post only confirms in her mind and the minds of her followers that she’s the leader of the 28%ers.
Naw, Track is home drinkin’and huntin’.
Mike in NC
FYI, pot is legal in Prague, one of the most beautiful cities we’ve ever visited. Perhaps not as easy to come by as in Amsterdam, but they have excellent food and that world-class Czech beer. Gorgeous women, also too.
Yes, exactly. I’m sure she is. There have been stories? rumors? about Palin trafficking in those kinds of slurs ever since she emerged on the national scene.
It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Palin’s eager to take it live and national.
@Zuzu’s Petals: Ahhh, I was not aware of that. Maybe one of her next tweets will be in support of Ted Nugent’s poaching habits, then?
@Comrade Mary: It’s ambi e n t because it contains the sleeping pill.
Fuck you, Palin. No, seriously. You DO NOT get the word feminist, you lying, conniving bitch. You just don’t.
I think y’all are being to hard on Palin’s texter here – dude went out of her/his way to accent “passe,” and use whom. You think the twitter version of Palin pre-“refudiate” would’ve done those things? Plus used a semi-colon? No, that all smacks of trying too hard.
And I think the “cackle of rads” is a shot at how disagreeing women sound, like a “moo of cows” or a “honk of geese” or like a “static of Limbaughs” would sound to us.
Huh, and all this time I thought the correct usage was “a cackle of terror babies.”
@asiangrrlMN: D’oh! Thankyouthankyouthankyou!
I can’t believe she nailed the accent in passé. Who knew she had upper-ASCII-fu?!
Well, given how vastly overqualified earlier feminists needed to be to break ground in male-centric careers, I guess the fact that this willfully ignorant, barely a mom to her kids dipshit can pull in eight figures a year . . . shows feminism won?
i can say with no small amount of pride that my partner and i were behind the emily’s list video to which this refers.
and i love that palin wasn’t able to get her words right. YOU MEAN GAGGLE NOT CACKLE IDIOT.
anyway, we’ve got more coming, hope you all enjoy.
Palin’s definition of feminism is as anti-feminist as anyone can get. No wonder so many conservative men drool over her.