Cold Fury

Harshing your mellow since 9/01

“I wasn’t 100 percent sober…”

No, I should say you weren’t. That much is obvious enough.

Blame it on the alcohol.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg blames falling asleep at this year’s State of the Union address on not being “100 percent sober.”

“The audience, for the most part, is awake because they are bobbing up and down and we sit there, stone faced,” Ginsburg said Thursday during an event hosted by The Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C., according to CNN.

She continued, “But we’re not, at least I was not, 100 percent sober.”

She was drunk as a boiled owl—blackout drunk, no less—not decades ago, at a long-since-forgotten teenage party, but as an adult, a Justice of the highest court in the land, during the performance of one of her solemn if admittedly peripheral duties. Any Republican even halfway serious about fighting shitlib fire with fire and beating their asses like a big bass drum would be screaming loud and long about the absolute imperative necessity of impeaching her and getting her alkie ass off the court.

And then she repeated the disgraceful performance five years later, too. Now, I personally am inclined to be forgiving of such a lapse myself, but then again I ain’t a liberal, either. Obviously, the woman has a problem—one that clearly indicates she lacks the judicial temperament required to be on the USSC. So here’s the deal, libtards: either shut your fat yaps about Kavanaugh’s teenage peccadilloes, or send Rummie Baked Ginsot’s ass packing, toot damned sweet. Thank you.

Slap back update! That’s how you do it.

President Trump hinted Tuesday at a rally in Mississippi that Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., could have a drinking habit.

“Patrick Leahy — oh he’s never had a drink in his life,” Trump sarcastically said at the campaign-style rally. “Check it out. Look (online) under ‘Patrick Leahy slash drink.’”

Trump, who does not drink, seems to be flipping the script on Democrats who have thoroughly questioned the drinking habits of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when he was a teenager.

“‘How dare you have a beer when you’re in high school?’” Trump said in a mocking tone toward the Democrats who questioned Kavanaugh.

And the NeverTrumpTards still can’t figure out why we love the guy. They oughta lay off of whining about Trump and get busy taking notes instead.


A female cuck?

You don’t concede the Left’s premises. Not ever, not even once, not for any reason.

Speaking of silly women inviting snakes into the fold, let’s address a recent essay published by National Review, titled “Conservatives Are Wrong to Dismiss Feminism.” It is written by one Sarah Quinlan, a woman who, we are told is a “front-page contributor to RedState.” This is intended as a credential, when in fact, it is rather more like calling someone a former lead engineer for the Hindenburg. But one supposes it was the best the likes of Ms. Quinlan could do under the circumstances.

One of Quinlan’s unlisted associations, however, is her sometime affiliation with one of the sadder outings in NeverTrump history, the so-called Buckley Club, an infected little pimple of an organization that knew so little of its namesake that it once mistook one of Buckley’s favorite phrases—“immanentizing the eschaton”—for a conspiracy theorist slogan.

Holt goes on to dismantle Quinlan’s convoluted mess of an argument pretty thoroughly, culminating in this stinging closer:

I’m sure she’ll get around to making a mockery of her other conservative principles in time, but we needn’t waste any more exertion waiting on her to do it.

At best, Quinlan’s piece is a vapid extended emotivist wail in search of a shoulder and a pint of vanilla ice cream to dash itself against. At worst, it is a hostile ultimatum that the Right must trade Trump for Teen Vogue, and transform William F. Buckley into William F. Becky-with-the-good-hair so that it can attract the votes of women whose character validates the assumptions of every misogynist who ever lived. Either way, it deserves to be rejected in the strongest possible terms.

And so, I will do just that. Conservatism needs feminism like National Review needed Sarah Quinlan’s byline: only as a tool for suicide. NRO’s brand needs to be hospitalized and any dangerous objects need to be taken away from the editors after this. As for True Conservatism (™), after the publication of this article, it will need a rape kit, which, unlike the thousands that Quinlan complains remain untouched, we have been obliged to process.

Ouch. Better put some ice on that, sweetie.



Hey, remember when Trump was patently unqualified to be President because he was a mere celebrity, a near-lifelike TV character with no political experience, no knowledge of how the DC game is played?

Yeah, well. About that.

Elizabeth Warren can’t be happy about Oprah considering a run. Big Chief Running Mouth is shrill and annoying, and you get the idea that she’s always on the verge of telling you to use your inside voice. Oprah is calm and soothing and offers mindless insights about how you have to be the very best you you can be, and how you always have to stand in your own truth. The rabble-rousing squaw wants to get people riled up and on the warpath. But Winfrey wants to calm them down, to make them relax, to allow them not to think, and to be swept away in the feel-good vibes. She wants to be the Oprah-oid of the masses.

Warren wants to keep resisting. Oprah’s secret is her unspoken promise of a return to normalcy, of calm and quiet. But, of course, that’s a lie. Oprah will be an activist liberal and will put a bull’s eye on those of us who refuse to fawn and applaud.

Oprah superficially seems to love everybody. She’s all feelings and hugs, but a TV show isn’t the campaign trail, and since the liberal media no longer has a monopoly of coverage, she won’t get to write the script. The truth will come out. Oprah already has her own deplorable problem – there’s an interview with her suggesting a good chunk of non-liberal Americans are racist and need to die. These people are apparently not the very best yous they can be, and must therefore be purged.

Oprah checks all the liberal boxes. She believes in science, meaning she thinks both heat waves and cold fronts prove global warming, that you can change your gender by wanting to, that vaccines are a conspiracy, and that Dr. Oz’s magic fungus extract will cleanse your body of negative waves, thereby allowing you to be the very best you you can be.

You know she’s going to hate guns in the hands of anyone but her private security force. You know that she believes in perpetual conflict over race, gender, and all the other touchstones of liberal hate-mongering. You know that a Winfrey administration would be filled with the same band of punks and hacks who brought us ISIS, North Korean nukes, and who abandoned the Iranian freedom fighters just before shipping their oppressors pallets of 100 dollar bills.

All of which underscores not just Oprah’s primary obstacle, but the Democrat Socialist Party’s as well. If their desperation was a tsunami approaching the West Coast, people as far east as, say, Missouri would be well advised to pack up and flee. And if futility was a snowstorm, we’d all be until June digging out from under it.


Drunk, bitter, personally-unpleasant, critically-ill harpy still whining about having her empty head handed to her

In other words, just another day in this sad bitter Harridan Nixon’s drunk and unfulfilling life.

As with Obama: how can we miss you if you won’t go away?

Elsewhere, Ace apologizes for and appropriately condemns all the unseemly Right Wing Violence™ of late:

You can find my condemnation of Greg Gianforte’s bodyslam right next to CNN’s condemnation of the professor charged with three accounts of attacking peaceful Trump supporters — with a bike lock. Which is a heavy metal improvised weapon.

Note the three attacks hit the victim in the neck or head — which is the target point which could kill someone with a steel bludgeon — and also note that it does not appear to be the cops or the media which ferreted out this guy’s identity, but 4chan.

Apparently the media couldn’t give any fucks about it, and still doesn’t.

You can also find my scathing rebuke of violence by the right next to CNN’s denunciations of the mob attackers at Middlebury College, at least one of whom participated in an attack on a woman causing her enough injury to need a neck brace.

Oh, and you can also find my denunciation in the same common repository in which CNN scolds Middlebury for promising to punish the violent felons, but then not really punishing them at all.

Still wondering why so many of us on our side were enthused by Gianforte’s brilliant and heartwarming smackdown of one of you shitweasels, are ya? Well, just carry on as usual and there’ll surely be lots more opportunities for you to get things figured out.

Like I said earlier: we’re fed up. You libtard propagandists don’t have to respect that, I guess. But you damned sure better wake up to it, at least. For your own sorry sakes.


Palin right again

Has this stupid, God-bothering snowbilly ever been wrong, really? About anything? And have the smug “liberals” attacking her as some kind of deranged ignoramus ever been right?

This running joke about Ms. Palin – who went on to become a Fox News commentator, star of her own brief reality show, and well-paid Obama scold on behalf of the tea party – came to mind when she went on Facebook to comment on the crisis in Ukraine:

“Yes, I could see this one from Alaska,” she wrote. “I’m usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did, despite my accurate prediction being derided as ‘an extremely far-fetched scenario’ by the ‘high-brow’ Foreign Policy magazine. Here’s what this ‘stupid’ ‘insipid woman’ predicted back in 2008: ‘After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.’”

Then she went on Fox News to elaborate.

“Back in 2008, I accurately predicted the possibility of Putin feeling emboldened to invade Ukraine because I could see what kind of leader Barack Obama would be,” she said. “The bullies of the world are always emboldened by indecision and moral equivalence. We can expect more of this sort of thing in a world where America is gutting its military and ‘leading from behind.'”

As I said the other day, there’s not one damned thing any American president, including both the gutless fraud we have squatting in the White House now and Fantasy President Palin, can or will do about anything Putin decides to undertake in Ukraine, up to and including giving every defenseless civilian an atomic wedgie before having them all beheaded with a garden trowel. But as with her Death Panels formulation and much else, Palin sees things a lot more clearly than any self-enamored supergenius like Obama ever will.


Message to the drooling savages of the “religion of peace”: kiss my ass forever

pResident Gutless Pussy hits the reset button:

Apparently President Obama can’t see Egypt and Libya from his house. On the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks ever perpetrated on America, our embassy in Cairo and our consulate in Benghazi were attacked by violent Islamic mobs. In Cairo, they scaled the walls of our embassy, destroyed our flag, and replaced it with a black Islamic banner. In Benghazi, the armed gunmen set fire to our consulate and killed an American staff member. The Islamic radicals claim that these attacks are in protest to some film criticizing Islam. In response to this, the U.S. embassy in Cairo issued a statement that was so outrageous many of us thought it must be a satire. The embassy actually apologized to the violent mob attacking us, and it even went so far as to chastise those who use free speech to “hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” (Funny, the current administration has no problem hurting the “religious feelings” of Catholics.)

But where is the president’s statement about this? These countries represent his much touted “Arab Spring.” How’s that Arab Spring working out for us now?

It’s about time our president stood up for America and condemned these Islamic extremists.

Why on earth would he do that? He doesn’t like America any more than they do; in every way that really matters, he’s on their side, not ours.

Update! Time to reset:

Appearing with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the White House Rose Garden, Obama said: “We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None. The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal attacks.”

Wrong, boy-o: there is a justification. It’s the Muslim ideology-masquerading-as-religion, and it has justifications aplenty for slaughtering the infidel. Deny it if you wish, but all you have to do to find them is read the Koran, their filthy, sick little murder book.

Updated update! As usual, Steyn hits it on the head:

The disgraceful statements of the US Embassy in Cairo (before the mob attacked) on the very anniversary of September 11th make Ezra’s point explicitly. And it’s pitiful to see at home the same cocky swaggering secular triumphalists who reserve the right to jeer gleefully at Mitt’s “magic underwear” and sneer at the Catholic clergy as career pederasts turn on a dime and argue that Islam should be uniquely deserving of “respect”.

The mob of “Islamic rage boys” gets mad about all kinds of stuff – cartoons, dogs, teddy bears. You can never make a long enough list to satisfy them. So you might as well tell them you’re not going to start.

Or get the surrendering over with already, which seems to be the path we’re actually on here. The real irony, as always, is that the usual crowd of oh-so-valiant Hollywood idiots who speak so loudly and strongly to defend their right to make movies offensive to Christians (often with absolutely no point or motivation other than just that) will raise absolutely no objection to the Muslim preference for violent suppression of any criticism whatsoever of their disgusting ideology–thereby telling us all we need to know about the depth and quality of Lefty “courage.”

Update to the updated update! McCarthy, crystal clear and five by five:

The coordinated violence against American installations in the Middle East on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11 was caused by one thing: Islamic supremacism. Contrary to the knowing lies government officials and opinion elites have been feeding the American people for 20 years, Islamic supremacism is not the fringe ideology of the terrorists; it is the predominant Islam of the Middle East. By margins of upwards of 2 to 1, the United States and the West are despised in countries like Egypt and Libya. As I point out in my just-released book, Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy, when given the chance, Egyptians elected Islamic supremacists by a 4-to-1 margin. The only surprise in the voting was not the weakness of secular democrats — that they are a non-factor, even though American politicians continue to depict them as emblematic of the Muslim Middle East, was a given. The surprise was that the Muslim Brotherhood, which has reaffirmed its goal of a global caliphate ruled by sharia, is not quite devout enough for about a quarter of Egyptians, who voted for the even more extreme “Salafist” parties.

Under sharia, as construed by Islamic supremacists (i.e., at least two-thirds of Middle East Muslims), any negative criticism of Islam or its prophet, no matter how trifling, is deemed to be blasphemy and warrants violent reprisals — including death. These Muslims — hundreds of millions of them — consider this to be a divine ordinance and thus to be imposed on Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

Understand that Islam, particularly as Islamic supremacists interpret it, is not merely a religion; it is a totalitarian ideology that has some spiritual principles, which make up a small subset of the belief system. Blasphemy is not applied only to the spiritual principles — say, to the oneness of Allah, and the like. The speech prohibition applies across the board to all Islamic doctrine. You’ve got a problem with a woman’s court testimony being worth only half of a man’s? Blasphemy! You’ve got a problem with needing four male witnesses to prove rape? Blasphemy! You’ve got a problem with the death penalty for homosexuals? With stoning for adulterers? With scourging for the consumption of alcohol? Blasphemy, blasphemy, blasphemy!

That’s what causes the rioting and murder. The “blasphemers” are only a pretext. What causes this is the indoctrination of Muslim populations in an evil ideology that justifies savagery over nonsense. That’s the proximate cause. If you want to look at a material cause beyond the proximate cause, the place to start would be American officials like the ones Daniel cites with seeming approval: David Petraeus, Robert Gates, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama — and I’d add Lindsey Graham to the list. They are the officials who condemned Terry Jones’s exercise of free speech — book burning — because, as Daniel gently puts it, they were “worried it would lead to Muslim violence against Americans.” That is shameful. What “leads to Muslim violence” is the toxic combination of Islamic teaching that violence is the appropriate response to even minor insults and the dhimmified superpower’s acquiescence in this barbarism.

No, we’re not at war with Islam, as appeasers in more than just the Obama regime have gone to great and disgraceful pains to point out again and again. But we ought to be forever on our guard against it; we ought to be exposing it for what it truly is, and fully prepared when the neverending conflict between liberty and pseudo-religious tyranny inevitably flares up into open hostilities and combat…as sooner or later, it always will. Defending it? Advocating for its supposed “right” to foment violence against us? Hell fucking no.

But, y’know, here we are.

Updates, forsooth! A powerful question that ought to have all of us hanging our heads in shame, especially so long after the 9/11 atrocities:

In Egypt, some of the protesters scaled the embassy walls, went into a courtyard, and took down the American flag. They tried (and failed) to burn it, then tore it up, and then put up a black Islamic flag.

My immediate question is this: Why did the first terrorist to touch our flag not have his head blown off? Or perhaps: Why did the first terrorist to touch our flag not receive a “warning shot” to the arm or leg, and the second terrorist, who presumably was not impressed by the admonition, not then have his head blown off?

On Wednesday morning, we learned that the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other embassy staff members were killed in the attack. President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton offered statements of outrage and condolence, but some of the blame can be found when they look in the mirror.

Again, I ask, why are there not dozens of dead Libyan radicals lying on the American sovereign territory they were invading?

Because we lack the national will and self-respect to aggressively defend ourselves against barbarian, knuckledragging savages, that’s why. Regrettably, Kaminsky unintentionally provides an example himself in the very next paragraph:

The offending film, of which you can see a 14-minute clip here, is a pathetic farcical joke of a film which comes across as more like Monty Python than a serious critique of Islam or anything else. Furthermore, it was posted to the web two months ago.

Ahh, the obligatory “I, too, am offended by this offensive offense against free speech.” It is neither necessary nor remotely relevant. But thankfully, after quoting the pathetic coward in the White House’s odious response, Kaminsky gets back on track:

This is, not surprisingly, a remarkable misstatement of the First Amendment. Saying something offensive is not “abusing” free speech. And what about the Islamic world, or even much of Europe, makes them claim that the right of free speech is “universal”? Perhaps they meant in theory rather than in practice, in which case our Founders might agree, but what is the point of making a statement like that to people who will never believe it, and who will take such a statement as incitement to further violence simply because it proves that we have decided on a suicidal strategy of Islamic rope-a-dope… from which we will never suddenly hit back.

These radicals are made that much braver by the obvious timidity and pro-Muslim bias of Barack Hussein Obama. Can you imagine what the Islamic world is thinking after we react to attacks on our embassies with soft words and apologies on the same day that it is reported that Barack Obama won’t meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because it’s just too inconvenient for Obama’s campaign schedule? (I’ll bet you dollars to doughnuts that Obama’s campaign advisers, desperate to win Florida in November, find a way to make the meeting happen.)

None of this is an accident or coincidence. It is our enemies testing us and finding us weak.

It is that. And nothing more. And it will never end, until we find the spine to make it so costly to the swine every time they try that the very thought of doing such again makes them spontaneously vomit from sheer terror.


Mission(s) accomplished

So of late there are a couple or three propaganda pieces fellating King Barrack the Wise, providing a litany of all his wonderful accomplishments for the good of government and the well-connected. But naturally, a certain stupid and diabolically evil snowbilly didn’t get the memo.

Just off the top of my head, a few of these concerning issues include: a debt crisis that has us hurtling towards a Greek-style collapse, entitlement programs going bankrupt, a credit downgrade for the first time in our history, a government takeover of the health care industry that makes care more expensive and puts a rationing panel of faceless bureaucrats between you and your doctor (aka a “death panel”), $4 and $5 gas at the pump exacerbated by an anti-drilling agenda that rejects good paying energy sector jobs and makes us more dependent on dangerous foreign regimes, a war in Afghanistan that seems unfocused and unending, a global presidential apology tour that’s made us look feeble and ridiculous, a housing market in the tank, the longest streak of high unemployment since World War II, private-sector job creators and industry strangled by burdensome regulations and an out-of-control Obama EPA, an attack on the Constitutional protection of religious liberty, an attack on private industry in right-to-work states, crony capitalism run amok in an administration in bed with their favored cronies to the detriment of genuine free market capitalism, green energy pay-to-play kickbacks to Obama campaign donors, and a Justice Department still stonewalling on a bungled operation that armed violent Mexican drug lords and led to the deaths of hundreds of innocent people.
I’m sure I missed a few things, but the list is just for starters.

Well, sure, that’s all well and good to say and all, but…hey! A squirrel! And look, somebody is trying to ban contraceptives!!


Stupid snowbilly bint ruined EVERYTHING

Revisionist history, anyone? Joel Pollock ain’t having any:

I briefly served as a volunteer speechwriter on the McCain-Palin campaign in 2008. I was never part of the inner circle, and even if I had “dirt” to dish, I wouldn’t dare violate the confidentiality agreement I signed – even though that hasn’t stopped some former McCain campaign aides from publicly blaming Gov. Sarah Palin for everything that went wrong.

But here’s the truth about the McCain-Palin campaign, which HBO’s upcoming “Game Change” film attempts to shroud in fanciful anti-Palin fiction: Palin carried the campaign. She would have led the Republicans to victory had it not been for the September financial collapse and McCain’s disastrous decision to suspend his campaign so that he could vote for the TARP bailout in Washington.

The Democrats knew it, too. That fall, I was back in the classroom at Harvard Law School, surrounded by students and faculty who not only supported Sen. Barack Obama but were, in some cases, involved in his campaign at senior levels. They feared Palin and, after her arrival, could barely talk about the election without a sense of dread. They had no answer for her optimism, her authenticity, her femininity and her courage.

On the ground in New Hampshire, where I volunteered after classes and on weekends, Palin’s nomination had led to a sudden groundswell of support. Where McCain had struggled to fill an arena, lines outside events featuring Palin seemed miles long. She had awakened and rallied the conservative base.

And then, just as quickly, after the bailout vote, support for the Republican ticket collapsed. People who had greeted canvassers warmly just a few weeks before refused to talk to us. Some took razor blades and sliced their McCain-Palin bumper stickers so that only the “Palin” half remained (a few switched the names so that Palin was on top of the ticket). McCain changed the game – and Obama stuck to his strategy, casting himself as a beacon of stability in turbulent times. And he won.

The Prof dishes up more discomfiture for rabid, unhinged Palin haters here.


“Bold colors, not pale pastels”

Palin electrified ’em yet again, bless her little heart, and there’s much discussion of it out there, both hither and yon.

Palin will not accept that future because it is an un-exceptional one. An un-American one, to say the least.

“We are the heirs of patriots who cast off the chains of tyranny, of immigrants who braved the seas, of pioneers who pushed into the great unknown, of soldiers who stormed foreign shores, of farmers and workers laboring in field and in factories from dusk to dawn,” Palin said. “They toiled so their children would have a better life. That is America. And that is freedom. And that is why we are exceptional.”

Palin repeatedly said the door was open for a conservative victory, but the door that seemed to be open the widest was the one to her political future as the leader of the conservative movement and as heiress to the Reagan legacy.

It was her Party on Saturday, and it could be for the foreseeable future.

If only. More:

No one in their right mind would go on-stage after Palin’s political palaver. People who dislike or fear her are incapable of seeing or admitting it. But that doesn’t diminish the reality that Palin is a rare political celebrity and, therefore, an unharnessed power to be reckoned with within the GOP for the foreseeable future.

We’re not talking about her running for any office. We’re talking about her influence, her enduring proven ability to attract and then ignite a crowd — even before anyone sees her. The CPAC buzz was electric all-day. Impatient “Sar-ah! Sar-ah!” chants broke out during preceding speakers.

She has the ability to speak about issues that profoundly bother the audience in common ways and words that listeners instantly recognize and wish they had thought to say just that way. Watch in the video below of her full CPAC speech for how this church-going mother of five mocks Obama’s Winning the Future program with an almost off-color aside. And prompts shared laughter, not shock.

She gets immense unspoken credit for withstanding an amazing amount of abuse and keeping on ticking. Palin punches have power, like her elbows beneath the basket in high school athletic days. One supporter said to me, as if it was the highest contemporary compliment possible, “She fights like a girl!”

Most politicians these days talk to their audiences or, worse, at them. Even the Real Good Talker, who made his name on a 2004 convention speech and has been giving too many ever since. Governing is hard work. Campaigning is tiring, but much easier. So, he has been and will be campaigning, blaming others as usual.

Instead, instinctively Palin doesn’t speak at or to audiences. She speaks for them.

Well, she damned sure does for me, I’ll say that much. Given how the GOP nomination process has descended into tired, enervating farce–with a dishonest phony having come all too close to securing the nomination (with the obnoxiously presumptuous support of a lot of folks who should know better, along with plenty who will never get it), and a hold-your-nose field of also-rans nipping at his heels, thereby dispiriting just about everybody in a year that should have seen the slam-dunk denouement to the Tea Party shellacking of 2010–it’s actually, literally tragic that she didn’t run. But JE Dyer has an explanation for that that makes sense to me:

Six or eight months ago, the sea change in the voters’ sentiments and propensities might have been foreseeable, but it hadn’t happened yet. Those who think Palin could have won lots of primaries on the basis of pre-primary voter sentiments are wrong, I think. After all, the business-as-usual approach – Karl Rove tells everyone how bad a candidate is, the media magnify his or her every quirk or mistake, the media and some (not all) of the other candidates pile on with allegations that range from hostile spin to outright falsehood – has so far felled our most conservative candidates.

But in the process, the voters have been changing. That’s what Palin saw before others did. Do I think she is counting the days to a brokered convention? No. There is no one who could reasonably adopt that as a “plan.” She won’t run this year; that’s my rational assessment as well as my gut feeling.  (I could of course be wrong, although I think some big conditions will have to change more for that to be the case.)

But if she does run, it will not be because she has changed, but because we have. There are political conditions in which she could run successfully, and conditions in which she couldn’t. The latter have constituted our political environment up until the last couple of months.

If the conditions are changing now, I believe that is largely because voters are having to wise up to the flaws in our own thinking by going through this ugly spectacle. We already knew that the media have no intention of giving our candidates a fair shake, and that many in the GOP leadership want to submarine the small-government conservatives.  What many voters didn’t understand is that if we want to select leaders of character, we have to graduate from high school, and overlook the vicissitudes of “presentation” that sometimes make good people look like buffoons to those who see without humility, mercy, or discrimination. We have to see with better eyes. We have to think independently of the jeers embedded in the media narrative. We have to be wiser citizens, placing in political leadership only the hope that is appropriate to free men and women.

We can’t have a candidate who sounds like Mitt Romney, but will lead the way a small-government conservative would. That’s not an option. What we’re doing in this primary season is coming to grips with that reality. I think Palin knew instinctively that we would have to, before it would make sense for her to jump back into the electoral fray.

Like I said, makes a lot of sense to me. And not only does this analysis strike me as pretty wise, it also speaks volumes about Palin’s own natural, instinctive wisdom–a crucial part of her almost preternatural appeal. Could be she’s been misunderestimated yet again.

No wonder all the right people hate her so viciously.


Don’t call ’em death panels

They just hate it when you tell the truth like that, you know. They’re “ethics panels” now.

Caller: Basically what the document stated was that if you were over 70 and you’d come into an emergency room and you’re on government supported health care, that you’d get “comfort care”.

Mark Levin: Wait a minute…what’s the source for this?

Caller: This is Obama’s new health care plan for advanced neurosurgical care.
Mark Levin: And who issued this? HHS?

Caller: Yes. And basically they don’t call them patients, they call them units. And instead of – they call it “ethics panels” or “ethics committees”, would get together and meet and decide where the money would go for hospitals, and basically for patients over 70 years of age, that advanced neurosurgical care was not generally indicated.

Mark Levin: So it’s generally going to be denied?

Caller: Yes, absolutely…If someone comes in at 70 years of age with a bleed in their brain, I can promise you I’m not going to get a bunch of administrators together on an ethics panel at 2 in the morning to decide that I’m OK to do surgery.

No wonder the Snowbilly Bint makes ’em so mad they could just spit. Time after time, she just keeps on being correct about them and their nefarious schemes, and they haven’t yet found a way to shut her up.

(Via Ross)


Sleazy PDS slime-merchant lets cat out of the bag


From: Joe McGinniss To: Jesse Griffin Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:15 PM Subject: I have to ask you for help

Legal review of my manuscript is underway and here’s my problem: no one has ever offered documentation of any of the lurid stories about the Palins.

[. . . ]

Neither from you, the Enquirer, AlaskaWTF, or anyone else, have I seen a credible, identified source backing any of the salacious stories about the Palin family.

Thus–as Random House lawyers are already pointing out to me–nothing I can cite other than my own reporting rises above the level of tawdry gossip. The proof is always just around the corner, but that’s a corner nobody has been able to turn. Maybe Jeff Dunn has, in which case I’ll be the first to congratulate him. But frankly, at this point, I’m tired of it, and I’ve run out of time.

A lot of us are tired of it, asshole. And if “I’ve run out of time” means “I may have screwed up badly enough in my attempt to pimp a bunch of sordid, made-up wank-fodder to a drooling pack of mindless haters that I may end up sued or in jail over it,” well, so much the better.


These aren’t the droids you’re looking for

Glenn says he missed this one from Den Beste last week, and so did I. But it’s right on target.

Q: What does Obama want?

A: He wants a huge, and permanent, increase in the size of government. This is the “change” he campaigned on, but never really described. The goal was to make the US into a European-style “Social Democracy”.

Q: Does he really think he can finance it indefinitely with huge deficits?

A: Of course not. The plan was to corner the Republicans and force them to agree to huge tax increases in order to pay for it. So spending was raised first, and eventually the Republicans would face the choice of raising taxes or having the national debt spiral up to clearly unsustainable levels.

Q: Are Democrats in the House and Senate on board with this plan?

A: Mostly they are.

Q: Why haven’t they been honest about it?

A: Because they know that the majority of American voters would object. They’re trying to sneak the program through, relying on the fact that once it’s in place it will create its own constituency.

Read the rest. He covers it all pretty well — especially the very last, sobering bit. Also via Glenn, there’s this gem from The Locus Of All Human Evil:

If we were really domestic terrorists, shoot, President Obama would be wanting to pal around with us wouldn’t he? I mean he didn’t have a problem with paling around with Bill Ayers back in the day when he kicked off his political career in Bill Ayers apartment, and shaking hands with Chavez and saying he doesn’t need any preconditions with meeting dictators or wanting to read US Miranda rights to alleged suspected foreign terrorists. No, if we were real domestic terrorists I think President Obama wouldn’t have a problem with us.

Hell, he’d be looking to unionize us, giving us “stimulus” money, and swearing to avenge us against our corporate-jet-owning Israeli oppressors. Not to even mention how he snuggles up to Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood, rubbing their feet, plumping the throw pillows for them, and asking them if he can make them a nice halal dinner while they rest on the sofa after another hard day of working to stop the Islamophobia pandemic. Nice slam on Waffles Romney, Professional RINO, too.


Who she is — and who they are

Jeff beats the liberal media’s incredible Palingate self-beclowning about the (pointy) head and (sloped) shoulders. Then he really takes off and soars.

Now, as most of you know, I’m not particularly religious. In fact, I’m agnostic — though I do believe in a higher power, or at least in the idea of a higher power, as a way to establish the provenance of natural rights (however you decide to name it). And here’s what I see in this letter: An optimism based in faith; a can-do spirit that used to be the hallmark of American individualism; a humility before a power Palin clearly sees as greater than herself — the power from which we derive our natural rights; a willingness to embrace difficult challenges; a love of family, and a recognition that because of the strength of that family, what at first appear to be challenges will, in time, reveal themselves as blessings…

– This is the Sarah Palin that is revealed here — far from the scheming, manipulative bitch willing to squeeze a slack-jawed political prop from her cooter (or pretend to do so, so that she can cover up that the child is not hers but rather is the illicit love child of her daughter and husband), what resolves here is a portrait of a hard-working, politically savvy governor who is vindicated in nearly every instance from the libels created to diminish her.

I wanted to just swipe the whole thing; it’s just that good. But since I’ve been fooling around with a sort of longish post of my own on a similar theme, and don’t wish to just lift the whole thing and leave you with no reason to go on over and read all of Jeff’s excellent piece, I’ll content myself with this other crucial bit:

I noted this before, but let me note it again: the antidote to Carter was not Howard Baker or George HW Bush. We’re at the brink. And if we can’t articulate the enormous CHASM that separates classical liberal and legal conservative principles from those on witness by the democratic socialists in power — who are actively working to increase government’s size and the people’s dependence on it, intentionally sabotaging energy production and private sector job growth while putting in place the bureaucratic structure to control us through our healthcare decisions and through regulations on the very exhalation that comes from our bodies, or the dust we kick up when we walk — we have lost our country anyway, and it’s damn certain that Mitt Romney and his carbon emission-sensitivity or his ethanol panders isn’t going to do dick structurally to help us get it back. At best he’s a kind of cultural procrastination. And at worst, he comes — like George Bush did in his two terms — to count as the benchmark of right-wing extremism, against which the next leftist candidate positions himself.

Aside from the basic problem with the “unelectable” argument — which is that you can’t know who’s “electable” before a single vote has been cast, unless you’re willing to put way too much faith in the sort of cooked polls that many of the same people usually (and rightly) scoff at for their manipulative bias, that is — hammering away at Palin, Bachmann, or anybody else as if they were somehow undermining conservatism by daring to run as actual conservatives ensures that the long slide leftwards continues, with no hope of a return to sanity either immediately or in the future. It concedes the game to the Leftists, who will be only too happy to choose our candidates for us before we even leave the locker room.

People who truly wish to see this nation turned around and put back on the Constitutionally-correct path really ought to stop insisting that actual conservatives have some sort of duty to abandon their principles for the sake of an unproven and unprovable “electability,” or just stay out of the fray altogether. It’s playing right into the hands of both the Left and the business-as-usual hacks, and it’s never going to get us anything but more of the same thing that got us into this mess in the first place.

Update! The Prof is right:

I agree that Palin has been unfairly but extensively damaged, but that does not mean she should not run. Pre-selecting our candidates based upon what the mainstream media does is a huge mistake, because whoever the nominee is, that person will be savaged by the mainstream media and entertainment industry beyond comprehension. Palin simply has been the test case. Perceived electability now says little about actual electability once the nominee becomes the focus of the pro-Obama media.

Let anyone who wants to run run, and let the voters sort it out in the primaries. If Palin is unelectable in a general election, that will be an argument against nominating her; just as it is an argument against certain other candidates.

The primaries will bring out the best or the worst in the candidates, and candidates either will overcome voter concerns about electability, or the candidates will not succeed. Let the voters decide, not the editors of The Daily Caller or National Review or even tiny inconsequential Legal Insurrection.

Bingo. Has anybody considered that the blue-on-blue damage inflicted by these doomsayers might actually contribute to a perception of unelectability as well, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy? Jacobson wraps it up:

I trust the voters. It’s too bad some very vocal Republicans do not.

Yep. Kinda hard to trust them sometimes, honestly, especially in the sort of rigged system ours has slowly devolved into. But in the end, it’s all we got. And I’ll be damned if I’m going to let a pack of liberal “journalists” and GOP insiders tell me who has any business even running in the first place, and who ought to fall on their swords and give up the fight “for the good of the party.” Hell with that; ever notice how they always insist it’s the strongest, most committed and principled fighters on our side who need to hang it up? Odd, that.



The Citizen Journalist Action Alert Brigade has already struck gold in HideousmonsterPalinwhoIhatemorethananythinggate. Hold onto your hats, folks, because you will scarcely believe the stunning HYPOCRISY evident in this e-mail. Thank God for Citizen Journalists and their demented obsession with Palin; otherwise, the LID might never have been RIPPED OFF of this OUTRAGEOUS SCANDAL, which demands a federal investigation, a fair trial, and a first-class hanging at the very least:

06/10/2011 10:40 PM Palin Needs A Drink
HuffPost’s Jason Cherkis:
According to a Washington Post account, Palin worried about leaving alcohol around the house: “With so many kids and teens coming and going in that house, esp during this season of celebrationstt [sic] for young people — proms, graduations, etc, I want to send the msg that we can be — and ‘the People’s House’ needs to be — alcohol-free,” the governor emailed Erika Fagerstrom, the executive residence manager, on May 6, 2007.

But by July 2008, Palin appears to have changed her tune, requesting that Fagerstrom hustle up some bubbly: “Pls get small bottles of champagne for the house. Thanks.”

Fagerstorm later replied: “They’re in the basement, but let me [know] – we can bring some upstairs. Thanks, E.”

Palin responded: “Yes, we’ll need some upstairs.” She later added further instructions about where the mini champagne bottles should go: “Just in the kitchen wine fridge is all I need at this point. I can bring them up from downstairs…where are they?”

The MONSTROUS, EVIL, ALCOHOLIC, DRUNKEN BITCH. Endangering our children with her uncontrollable lust for demon rum, in blatant contradiction of her HYPOCRITICAL and phony “concern” about maintaining her deception about her out of control drinking. She actually made a statement suggesting she intended to set a good example for our children, and then, a mere year later, decides to slake her rampant thirst for spiritous liquors with a few mini-bottles of champagne, without regard for either our children or her previous lie!


Plus, how about her staggering insensitivity to the Noble Poor, as she arrogantly orders her servants to stock her Larder of Sin instead of doing it herself? Oh, sure, she callously pretends to throw these poor downtrodden laborers a bone by saying she can “bring them up from downstairs” herself, but what reasonable person could doubt for a moment that this DISGUSTING LUSH would end up forgetting or something, and then breaking the spirits as well as the backs of her slaves by demanding that they do it for her? Probably while lashing them with a buggy whip laced with roofing nails the whole time?

Not only did she sully the Alaskan People’s House with her dissipation and debauchery; not only did she try to trick decent people with her intentionally misleading statement about keeping the governor’s mansion “alcohol free,” when she clearly had no intention of adhering to that most solemn of oaths; she WANTONLY BRUTALIZED her poor, hard-working staff by making them a party to her Bacchanalian proclivities. Not to even mention the profligate waste of taxpayer money involved in stocking her tawdry, trailer-trash mini-bar, and the deadly carbon wantonly released into the atmosphere by the completely unnecessary drive to the local likker store.

Is there no depth to which this vicious termegant will not sink to satisfy her grotesque appetites? No lie too brazen, no treachery too base, no shame too filthy to wallow in like a pig (with lipstick!) in mud? SHE WANTED A FEW CHEAP MINI-BOTTLES OF CHAMPAGNE, FOR CHRIST’S SAKE, a bourgeois drink favored by despots and slavemasters throughout history! How DARE she present herself as being in touch with the common people when she so defiantly indulges her decadence in such a fashion? WAKE UP, AMERICA!

If anyone had any qualms about courageously acknowledging this woman as PURE EVIL INCARNATE, let those qualms be laid to rest forever. THE DEVIL WALKS AMONG US. AND HE CALLS HIMSELF SARAH PALIN.

Plus, she spelled “celebration” wrong — sic! Sic! Godammit, SIIIIC!

And those idiot Palin supporters made sport of us, saying there wouldn’t be any bombshell scandals lurking in this treasure trove of iniquity, dishonesty, and treason. WHO’S LAUGHING NOW, WINGNUTTZZ™?

Update! ZOMG!!eleventy!! IT GETS EVEN WORSE, if you can believe it:

Among the people talking up a vice presidential run to Sarah Palin before she was picked: George W. Bush.

Palin wrote her chief of staff Mike Nizich about an encounter she had with the then-president in early August — about a month before John McCain selected her as the running mate.

“The [president] and I spoke about military, [including] Track’s deployment and how Iraq is a different place than it was a year ago,” Palin wrote Nizich. “He also spoke about (and we joked about) VP buzz.”

CONFIRMED: the existence of a shadowy, vast right-wing conspiracy intent on stifling dissent and destroying our sovereign socialist nation! THIS WOMAN TALKED TO GEORGE W BUSH! They apparently did some light plotting on his illegal, immoral war for oil imperial conquest corporate fatcats Halliburton his monstrous ego his feeble “manhood” the destruction of the entire planet in Iraq, as well as firming up their plans to kill every man, woman, and child in the world who isn’t in the oil business and makes less than a million a year.

SHE TALKED TO GEORGE W BUSH! How much more do we need to have her summarily executed, for God’s sake? THE PEOPLE DEMAND JUSTICE!

Most pathetic update EVAR! NYT: our bug-fuck insane obsession with Palin is all Palin’s fault. Y’know, at some point, laughing at droolcases this pitifully retarded begins to feel a little…well, great, actually.


MFM self-immolation: ask yourselves why we’re laughing at you

My God. Just take a look at Prof Jacobson’s list of headlines from this BLOCKBUSTER NEWS EVENT. This has got to be one of the most pathetic gaffes ever committed by the most corrupt, transparently biased media establishment the world has ever seen.

How could anyone with even the merest shred of intelligence take these people seriously ever again? Possibly the funniest of them all: Sarah Palin Shall Have Her Revenge On The Mainstream Media. Indeed she shall. In fact, she already got it — and she didn’t have to lift a finger.


Calling all citizen journalists: YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER

Yeah, Palin owes you assholes something, all right. But it ain’t the kind of kowtowing and deference you were sniffily demanding from behind her bus.

More than 24,000 e-mail messages sent to and from Sarah Palin during her tenure as Alaska’s governor will be released Friday. Join The Post in digging through them. We are looking for 100 organized and diligent readers who will work alongside Post reporters to analyze, contextualize, and research the e-mails. Think of it as spending some time in our newsroom.

Our hope is that working together, we can efficiently find interesting information and extract new stories that will lead to further investigation. We don’t know what we’ll find, but we want you to be ready and open for the challenge.

And if their legions of trolls and weedy homunculi don’t find anything they can use to destroy her once and for all, they’ll certainly be happy to make something up, you betcha.

First thing we do, let’s kill all the “journalists.” They couldn’t be bothered to report on Ogabe’s unsavory associations, his myriad past declarations of fealty to socialism, or his complete lack of any useful experience whatsoever in his/their drive to usurp an office for which he’s patently unfit. They didn’t trouble themselves about Weinergate until it had rocketed out of their control, even after years of viciously disemboweling any Republican who ever showed evidence of having a sex drive. They buried John Edwards’ vileness and lack of character, as they did Clinton’s. Barney Frank’s frequent dispensation of government favors to his slimy sexual partners, and those partners’ running of prostitution and dope rings from his home, don’t exist for them. Ditto Rangel’s, Pelosi’s, Reid’s, and McKinney’s ethics transgressions, among many others.

But now that Palin has told them in no uncertain terms to go piss up a rope, they are by God going to get their revenge.

Liberal-media douchetools, ask yourselves why we hate you. Because believe me, we do. Anybody besides me out there fairly longing for Fox News to do something similar targeting any and all liberal-fascist politicians? They’re nowhere near sleazy or ethically depraved enough to, of course. But wouldn’t the sanctimonious expressions of shock and horror from the WaPo and NYT over such a thing be just delicious?


Fools STILL rushing in

Palin was right. Deal with it.

That the Republican non-candidate, in fact, knew more about the actual facts of Revere’s midnight ride than all those idiots unknowingly revealing their own ignorance by laughing at her faux faux pas? How secretly embarrassing this must be, to be forced to face that you’re dumber than the reputed dummy.

As it happens, though, such phenomena are regular occurrences in American politics, reminding consumers of news to be wary when some fresh story seems to fit contemporary assumptions so absolutely perfectly.

The well-known fable is Revere’s late-night ride to warn fellow revolutionaries that the British were coming. Less known, obviously, is the rest of the evening’s events in which Revere was captured by said redcoats and did indeed defiantly warn them of the awakened militia awaiting their arrival ahead and of the American Revolution’s inevitable victory.

Palin knew this. The on-scene reporters did not and ran off like Revere to alert the world to Palin’s latest mis-speak, which wasn’t.

Like a number of famous faux gaffes in American politics, the facts of the situation no longer really matter.

Certainly not to the oh-so-smug commenters to the post, who insist that the incomplete history they learned as children in government indoctrination centers is the whole story. But here’s what Palin actually said, as opposed to what obstinate PDS-afflicted lunatics hear:

“He who warned, uh, the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms uh by ringing those bells and making sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free and we were going to be armed.”

Which, of course, is exactly what the fuck he actually did. Not according to the famous poem by Longfellow, or according to idiot liberals who don’t know dick about the history of this nation but have convinced themselve of their own genius, but according to Revere himself.

Patrick Leehey of the Paul Revere House said Revere was probably bluffing his British captors, but reluctantly conceded that it could be construed as Revere warning the British.

“I suppose you could say that,” Leehey said. “But I don’t know if that’s really what Mrs. Palin was referring to.”

Nah, you couldn’t possibly know that, could you? After all, it’s only precisely what she said. But no unhinged, arrogant, Palin-hating fool could ever accept something as simple and straightforward as that.

McConville said he also is not convinced that Palin’s remarks reflect scholarship.

“I would call her lucky in her comments,” McConville said.

Now THAT’S desperation, folks: she was “lucky” because she had the whole story ready to hand; speaking extemporaneously, if awkwardly, she made a legitimate point accurately, based on the complete historical record and not the romanticized fable which is all any of these super-geniuses seem to know of American history.

She just took their arrogant asses to school, then sat back and let them make fools of themselves all over again, as they piled on each other in a blockheaded scrum of self-righteous derangement and demonstrated their own irrepressible ignorance one more time. No wonder they’re all so terrified of her. They damned well ought to be. She represents everything they hate and fear most; she’s living in their heads rent-free, and they can’t get her out. For them, she’s a total nightmare — and they just can’t stop her.

I fully expect at least a few of these droolcase liberals to spontaneously combust over the next few days as the extent of their self-beclownment becomes more obvious. This has got to be the funniest thing in politics since…well, ever. I’ll let Ed wind it all up:

If all people know of Revere is Longfellow’s poem, which is what the reaction to Palin’s remarks seem to show, then they know far less than they think.

They ALWAYS know far less than they think. But that never seems to give the blithering idiots the slightest pause. Ignorance is an ugly and even pitiable thing, but when combined with the special brand of elitist arrogance liberals always evince, it becomes truly hilarious.

Update! Goldstein lays the treacherous GOP dinosaurs out cold:

I’m tired of listening to erstwhile liberals — who’ve since found a niche as conservative pundits — tell me who can and can’t win elections, or why I’m to take John Huntsman and Mitt Romney seriously, while dismissing Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin or Herman Cain. I’m tired of taking advice from the same dickbags who gave me McCain and HW Bush and Bob Dole and “compassionate conservatism” — who told me the era of Reagan was over, and that “conservatives,” to remain anything other than a regional party, had best embrace big government and the social nanny welfare state: that is, to become the Democrats, while the Democrats veer toward socialism. I’m tired of taking counsel from the “major voices” on the right, the same people who just two years ago were smirking at the TEA Party movement and telling us how unhelpful was our willingness to identify Barack Obama for what he is.

The GOP simply wants to keep its power. It, as a national party with a national “message,” cares not a whit about legal constitutionalism, classical liberalism, or the foundational principles of this republic.

As such, it can go straight to hell. I said it before and I’ll say it again, and I don’t much care what anyone else thinks on the subject: I’m tired of rewarding the GOP with my vote just because they recognize that I recognize that the other choice is worse.

The fact of the matter is, BOTH choices are destructive of my liberties and of the greatest country ever devised by man. And I’m not going to contribute to that managed decline any longer.

Frankly, I’d rather just hang back and wait for the revolution.

Yes indeed, on all counts. And apropos this nonsense: support Mittens all you like, TPE. I won’t be. I refuse to vote for a big-government weasel just because he has an “R” by his name. The trouble with voting for liberals — no matter how carefully they cloak themselves in rhetoric and labels, or how pollyannaish-ly you tell yourself they can be “pulled to the right” once in office, which never, ever actually happens — is that a liberal always ends up taking office, and the slow creep leftward isn’t stopped, much less reversed.

To hell with that, and to hell with them. If Mitt somehow gets the GOP nomination, wake me when the shooting starts — and not before. Because at that point, it’ll be the only real hope left for restoring the nation. Mitt damned sure won’t do it, and will never care enough to even try. He’ll always be keeping a jaundiced eye on his political fortunes, just like every other RINO. It’s how the Tea Party Congress went from a solemn promise of a hundred billion in immediate cuts to about four dollars in phony ones.

He, and they, won’t stand on principle — can’t stand on principle — because he, and they, don’t have any beyond “elect me.” Which means he, and they, will never be anything but part of the problem. I don’t care to kid myself about that any longer. Your mileage may vary.


Better and better

Okay, remember how yesterday I was filled with glee over how Palin has been chumping liberal-media assholes right and left? Well, I am sorry to say I must retract that, and express my horror and disgust instead. It’s just not nice to run pranks on deranged people. The mentally ill should be treated with kindness and compassion, and these people are nothing if not mentally diseased:

MARTIN BASHIR: It’s time now to Clear the Air and to ask a question: what is the purpose behind Sarah Palin’s current bus tour? It’s difficult to ask that question directly because Sarah Palin specializes in checkbook journalism. That is, she only gives interviews to a network that pays her in excess of $1 million a year. So we’re forced to make judgements from the outside and it all looks like the precursor to a presidential campaign. The vehicle itself reminds us of all those campaign buses that crisscross the nation at election time. The media are ever-present, catching her every handshake and every book signing. And the journey itself – visiting locations of national importance along the East Coast and proclaiming once again as the most patriotic American that ever lived.

And yet, even in her paid-for interview, she seems coy and almost confused about what she’s doing. “This is not a campaign bus,” she said on Fox News. “This is a bus to express to American how much we appreciate our foundation and to invite more people to be interested about all that is good about America.” It all sounds like a wonderful commitment to American values and American history, but it’s nothing of the kind. In fact, the whole thing could be in breach of a federal law because the United States Flag Code establishes important rules for the use and display of the stars and stripes, the flag of the United States. Under standards of respect and etiquette, it’s made clear that the flag of the United States should never be used for any advertising purpose whatsoever. Yet that’s precisely what Sarah Palin is doing. She’s using the flag of the United States for her own financial purposes. She drapes herself in the stars and stripes and makes millions of dollars in the process. This has got nothing to do with the presidency and everything to do with filling her pockets. And by raising her profile, she raises her income. It is as simple as that. So she was right when she said that hers is not a campaign bus. It’s a cash bus and she’ll keep it rolling for as long as she can.

More to be pitied than censured, my friends.

In a pig’s eye! SUCK ON IT, YOU USELESS PIECES OF SHIT! Palin OWNS your asses, and it’s driving you right around the bend, reducing you all to blibbering droolcases. You all ought to be in a locked ward someplace, never to see the free light of day again, and that’s the damned truth.

OWNS. YOUR. ASSES. You pathetic twerps.

Did I say pathetic twerps update? I did. I surely did.

At the Statue of Liberty today, ABC News asked the former Alaska governor how much her tour has cost so far and how she’s paying for it.

“How am I paying for it? SarahPAC,” she said, adding that she’s traveling in “our own personal motor home that we’ve had in Alaska.”

Palin didn’t answer when asked how long she’s owned the bus that’s adorned with the Constitution and a larger-than-life version of her signature. When asked, twice, how much her “One Nation Tour” has cost four days into the trip, she got visibly irritated.

“Check,” she said. “I don’t know why in the world you would ask a question like that. I’m just thinking about America and our foundations and our freedoms and our opportunities. Why would you ask something…”

ABC News pointed out that she often talks about the economy and how much money we’re spending.

“What does our economy have to do with how much we’re — I’m not asking you to pay for a penny of this trip,” she said.

Any of you ABC “News” asswipes asked how much Barky and Moochelle Antoinette spend on any of their myriad vacations and thousand-person entourages yet — which usually ARE paid for by taxpayer money?

Didn’t think so.

Sarah doesn’t even have to chump these shitweasels. They do it so well themselves. Here’s the question you “journalists” ought to be asking, but don’t dare: ask yourselves why we hate you.

(Via JWF)


Palin punks the media — again

Palin continues feeding the liberal-media swine their own livers:

Palin fakes out reporters at Gettysburg hotel
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (CNN) – Sarah Palin pulled a clever bait and switch on reporters in Gettysburg on Tuesday, as her “One Nation” bus tour rolls into its third day.

The Palin family and a few members of her staff snuck out of their hotel early, leaving their flashy bus behind in the hotel parking lot to give reporters chasing her the impression that she was still readying for the day.

As members of Palin’s advance staff began to roll out luggage to the bus on Tuesday morning, a crush of media and tourists gathered to meet the potential presidential candidate on her way out of the hotel.

But CNN was soon tipped off that Palin was long gone, off to visit the Civil War battlefields and onward toward Philadelphia.

You just gotta love it. The “dumb snowbilly” is making utter and complete fools of the schmucks and parasites, and I’ll guaran-got-damn-tee you there are a whole lot of people all across the country laughing like hell at them right about now. They’re getting what they deserve at last, and the outraged op-eds we’re going to start seeing soon in the wake of one chumping after another are gonna be a pure delight to read.

Update! As Bill says: WAAAAAHHHH!

Day 2 of Sarah Palin’s bus tour, and the former vice presidential nominee has prompted little more than confusion over exactly what she is up to.

For you assholes, maybe. Here’s a hint: she’s touring historical American sites by bus, getting out and meeting real people, with half an eye towards gauging support for a potential run for President — and you “journalists” are not invited, welcome, or necessary. Too bad you hacks are more accustomed to oleaginous crooks trying to simultaneously mask their real intentions and sucking up to you, in the standard sinister circle-jerk that has done so much to destroy this fucking country. You’re so jaded by the manipulative skullduggery you’re accustomed to that you can’t even recognize simplicity and integrity when it’s slapping you in the face and telling you to go take a flying fuck at a rolling donut.

Just get a load of this confusing, baffling, mystifying subterfuge:

“This isn’t a campaign bus,” Palin said, according to reports. “This is a bus to be able to express to America how much we appreciate our foundation and to invite more people to be interested in all that is good about America and to remind ourselves we don’t need to fundamentally transform America, we need to restore what’s good about America.”

Now I ask you, what devious socialist could ever make heads or tails of that? Why, it’s plainspoken, sincere, and completely en clair. No good Leftist would ever be able to decipher it.

For supporters and reporters looking for more details, Palin isn’t providing them. Palin’s staff has been unresponsive to reporters’ requests or told them to check the SarahPAC website, which updates with information only after she’s stopped somewhere. 

Like I said: not invited, not welcome, not necessary. There’s a message here for the part-of-the-problem GOP, too:

The lack of information is irking many GOP leaders in the states Palin is expected to visit. “I have had no contact. I question the value of the ‘theater’ by some candidates,” Pennsylvania GOP Chairman Rob Gleason told POLITICO.

In case you hadn’t noticed it, nobody asked you, douchebag. Which of course is exactly what he’s pissed about. But I’ll help out: the “value” to go-along, get-along party hacks is nil. And that’s just as it ought to be. Keep on rolling, Sarah — right over all of them.

Too much pork for just one fork update! Via Ed: it just gets better and better.

Sarah Palin and her advisers are refusing to tell members of the media where she is going on her current bus tour – and the former Alaska governor seems to be enjoying the cat and mouse game that’s resulted.

“I don’t think I owe anything to the mainstream media … I want them to have to do a little bit of work on a tour like this, and that would include not necessarily telling them beforehand where every stop’s going to be,” she told fellow Fox News employee Greta Van Susteren in an interview from the bus.

Since Palin and her team won’t share where the potential candidate is headed, reporters and producers have little choice but to simply stay close to Palin’s bus. This has resulted in scenes of the Palin bus tooling down the highway followed by a caravan of 10 or 15 vehicles all trying to make sure they don’t lose sight of the Palin bus.

It adds up to a dangerous situation, says CBS News Producer Ryan Corsaro.

“I just hope to God that one of these young producers with a camera whose bosses are making them follow Sarah Palin as a potential Republican candidate don’t get in a car crash, because this is dangerous,” he said.

Boo fucking hoo. Maybe if you jackals would recognize that SHE NEITHER NEEDS NOR WANTS YOU UP HER ASS 24-7, things might become a little clearer to you. She’s a private citizen, not currently running for anything, and she has every right to dodge you in any way she can on her vacation. Screw every last one of you; if you can’t buzz off and leave her alone, and insist on acting like the scum-sucking DNC paparazzi you are, you deserve to live with whatever “dangerous” situation your remorseless drive to hound her and her family creates, and the ensuing consequences. Or, as one of her people puts it:

Corsaro asked a member of Palin’s team if he thought it was dangerous to have reporters forced to chase her from stop to stop. “You’re the ones that are trailing us,” he replied.

Bingo. This, too, is priceless:

She appears to be trying to show that she doesn’t need mainstream media outlets (other than Fox News, where she remains a contributor) to connect with the American people.

“It feels like she’s baiting us and treating us like paparazzi and make the ‘lamestream media’ appear that way,” said Corsaro.

Bingo yet again. Get it through your pointy heads: they don’t need you. They don’t want you. Get lost. Or keep right on letting her make fools of you. Your choice, jerks.

This is going to go down in history as one of the greatest stunts — or pranks, if you will — ever pulled on these self-righteous punks. Bravo to Palin and her crew. What a pleasure this has been to watch unfold; I’d just about vote for her for this alone, and that’s the damned truth.

Bottom line update! Jeff puts his finger on the button:

David Brooks and George Will (among others) may want to rethink who comes to count as an imbecile in this new paradigm — those who blindly follow the same broken and unproductive rules laid out by a feckless establishment class ubiquitously demonized and on the defensive from a hostile media they try desperately to woo; or those who, you know, don’t.

Bang, zoom. You got it. Stupid snowbilly bitch is ruining everything. And it’s about damned time somebody upset their precious little apple carts.


Dumb snowbilly bitch outlines stupidest-ever foreign policy guidelines

Except that they make far more sense than any confused, futile dog’s breakfast Ogabe — or any and every other liberal, for that matter — has ever come up with.

First, we should only commit our forces when clear and vital American interests are at stake, period.

Second, if we have to fight, we fight to win. To do that we use overwhelming force. We only send our troops into war with the objective to defeat the enemy as quickly as possible. We do not send our military and stretch out the mission with an open-ended and ill-defined mission. Nation-building, a nice idea in theory, but it’s not the main purpose of our armed forces. We use our military to win wars.

And third, we must have clearly defined goals and objectives before sending our troops into harm’s way. If you can’t explain the mission to the American people clearly, concisely, then our sons and daughters should not be sent to battle. Period.

Fourth, American soldiers must never be put under foreign command. We will fight side by side by our allies, but American soldiers must remain under the care and command of the American officers.

And fifth, sending our armed forces should be the last resort. We don’t go looking for dragons to slay. However, we will encourage the forces of freedom around the world who are sincerely fighting for the empowerment of the individual.

IT JUST MAKES NO SENSE!!! Why, the woman is clearly a menace. And stupid. Did I mention she’s stupid? Well, she is.

No wonder Progressivists are so terrified of her. She just goes right on hitting that common-sense nail right square on the head, just about every time. They just hate it when you do that.


SCANDAL DU JOUR: the monster Palin caught flouting all human morality again!


Sunday was Ronnie’s centennial, and here’s my take on his enduring popularity: Ronald Reagan was the last guy I voted for who didn’t give me the creeps.

We can talk philosophy and track record some other time. I’m trying to put my finger on a basic and near universal quality of our political figures — right, left and center. There’s something wrong with them.

Something creepy wrong. They give off the paste-eating-kid-from-kindergarten vibe.

Ronald Reagan wasn’t an ordinary person, of course. Neither is Sarah Palin. “Ordinary” is not a desirable quality in a leader. But they are among the few people in political life who don’t seem like they probably wet the bed until they were thirty.

Accompanied by a very nice shot of Palin astride a horse, which will probably lead to a lot of screaming, hand-flapping, and pointed questions from the deranged and moronic about why she isn’t riding side-saddle, ferrchrissake.


Insight and perspective

From Glenn, on the monster Palin:

On the other hand, if (as isn’t clear to me) she actually wants to be President, she’ll have to learn to be Presidential. Barack Obama has had his problems in that department, too, and unlike Palin, he’s had the benefit of a desperately supportive and eager-to-please mainstream media.

Palin, on the other hand, has been royally screwed-over by that same media, and has managed to come back and beat them out again and again, from “death panels” to “blood libel.” And that engenders considerable sympathy. A musician friend of mine who’s not especially political emailed me the other day: “I don’t particularly care for Palin, but every time they do this to her, I find myself hoping she becomes President, out of pure spite.”

I understand the sentiment, but being screwed over by the media, while it may breed sympathy, isn’t a qualification for being President. Richard Jewell was royally screwed over by the media, too, but he didn’t belong in the White House because of it. if Palin is to be elected President, it’s not going to be on a sympathy vote.

But here’s what’s going on in the dance between Palin and what she calls the “lamestream” media: Every time they attack her, they wind up doing something that hurts them worse than it hurts her. She may not become President, and she may not even want to be President — though, regardless, it’s in her interest to keep everyone guessing as long as possible — but with little more than an Internet connection and Facebook she’s done more lasting harm to their position than anybody else. Last night Barack Obama threw them under the bus over the whole “rhetoric” question, just hours after she had managed to work them into a snarling frenzy with an Internet video. Even though it’s hurting them, they can’t — and I mean, literally, psychologically can’t — leave her alone. And she’s getting rich the whole time.

So I don’t know about “Presidential,” but who’s dumb, here?

This was the core of the “I’ll have more on this” I mentioned Friday; since then, I’ve run across posts elsewhere that bear on what I was intending to say — such as this, from Prof Jacobson:

Why is such an announcement necessary now, at the very moment that the conservative movement is trying to fight back against the mainstream media campaign related to the Tucson shooting?

You can throw Palin under the bus if you want, but what will you do when the next candidate faces blistering false accusations which drive negatives high after a mainstream media feeding frenzy?

Why not let the political and primary process work itself out.  We do not even know if Palin is running, or if she will garner enough Republican support to win.

There is an insatiable mainstream media hunger to demonize and marginalize potential Republican nominees. Feeding that beast in the wake of the Tucson shooting is not the way to win in 2012.


The issue is not Sarah Palin.

The issue is whether we will demoralize voters who would work hard to elect a Republican — even a Republican not quite to their liking — in the general election provided the primary process were viewed as fair and open.

If “she can’t win” is the means by which one of the candidates wins the Republican nomination, then we can’t win either.


No one on our side has an obligation to support Palin just because Palin has been a target of almost unbelievable hatred merely for being.  Support whomever you want, and make the case for other Republican candidates, but don’t join the mob as some people did in the wake of the Tucson shooting.

Palin is not just another potential Republican candidate.  Palin is someone who has endured attacks by the mainstream media, entertainment establishment, and left-blogosphere second to no one currently active in Republican politics.

Palin’s political and economic survival under this assault is why Palin’s supporters in the Republican Party are more motivated than those of any other potential candidate. 

And it is why people like me, who currently are open-minded as to the field of potential candidates in the absence of knowing who will run, will not support any Republican candidate during the primaries who attacks Palin.

Now, a good one from Billy Hollis:

I am impressed, though, with her intuition, her courage, and her resilience. She absolutely refuses to be intimidated by the usual post-modern, politically-correct leftist BS. She absorbs anything the self-righteous Olbermann types can throw at her, laughs it off, and “punches back twice as hard”, to follow the advice of a well-known leftist.

The constant, withering attacks from legacy media do cause some damage to her image, according to various surveys and polls. However, she has a core group that regards every such attack as proof that she’s right. These folks have been looking for someone of consequence to tell the left-leaning media to pi$$ up a rope for a long time. The fact that it’s a woman doing it just adds to the frisson.

Of course, there’s a core group on the left that regards her as beneath contempt and laps up everything the legacy media hands out. They are joined by the pusillanimous establishment Republican types who still quiver in fear that the Washington Post might say something negative about them, and go into a fan-waving fainting spell when they see someone with enough self-confidence and guts to not give a whit what the lefties at the Post think.

Both groups attack her regularly. Amazingly, though, after the attacks die down and Palin gets back to her tweets and Facebook postings, the damage seems to dissipate. Her unfavorable numbers oscillate around, but the key is that they do oscillate; they don’t go negative and stay there. Plus, the more illogical and mean-spirited attacks sometimes have the opposite effect of damaging the attackers and helping Palin.

So my message to those on the right who are not especially enamored of Palin is this: you need her. She’s the tank on the team. The leftist monster must be slain.***

I’m not the only one thinking along these lines, of course. I first mentioned the tank comparison in a comment at Legal Insurrection last week, and William Jacobson seems to be on the same general page in his post yesterday. This is just my way of explaining why we need her, even if we don’t think she’s perfect.

I have no idea what her chances to become president are, and at this point it’s too early to care. She’s certainly not my top choice, but she comes in well ahead of Mitt “Plastic Fantastic” Romney. (Mike “Worst of Both Worlds” Huckabee isn’t even on the list; if the GOP is stupid enough to nominate him, they might as well prepare for a third party).

As long as she’s highlighting the dishonesty and mendacity of the left, the overall bias of the media, and the cowardice and privilege-protecting mewling of the establishment GOP, she has my support. It will take a team to do what has to be done, and we need a tank. She’s the best one we have right now.

Those who really don’t quite get Palin’s support among a whole lot of people — and who sincerely want to try to understand it, as opposed to deriding or mocking it — don’t need to look a whole lot further than the Lincoln quote in Muir’s Day By Day a couple of days ago: She fights. She says what she believes without embarrassment, self-consciousness, apology, or timidity. What she says, a great many of us agree with. She speaks mostly to the kind of larger-issue, macro-not-micro themes that a lot of us want to hear addressed, particularly from higher leadership. And sure enough, we cannot spare her. The great tragedy with Republicans in this age is that she’s pretty much one of a kind.

A lot of people, particularly the Beltway-insider crowd mentioned by both Jacobson and Hollis, insist that she needs to start getting down and dirty with specific policy proposals, and maybe there’s some truth to it. But I wouldn’t want her to allow herself to become bogged down in futile pedantry via some hostile newstalker, quibbling over whether it’s more essential to cut 2.3 billion or 3.2 billion from one alphabet-soup bureaucracy or another, to the detriment of sustained focus on her larger themes: freedom, limited government, the inherent superiority of capitalism over a federally-managed economy, and the critical importance of a strong national defense.

A lot of people, myself included, like Palin because she represents our views with vigor and without compromise. Speaking for myself, I was dismayed to read that she was considering another attempt at courting the liberal media; it’s pointless, and accomplishes nothing but prolonging their day of reckoning by lending them a credibility they long ago abandoned.I don’t see any reason in the world for a conservative to bother with them: conservatives will never be granted a fair hearing by them; they will always be attacked by them via underhanded means. Liberal-advocacy “journalists” will always do everything they can to hide heir bias while sneakily indulging it to the fullest extent they think they can get away with.

There are many more-credible alternatives for getting one’s message out, and the more support they receive from folks like Palin, the quicker the old, established liberal institutions will crumble into dusty irrelevance. People like Couric and Lauer and Amanpour are not harmless, honest, even-handed purveyors of information; they are advocates, particularly unscrupulous and devious ones.

A lot of people know that. They know they have a lot more in common with Palin than they ever will with Couric. They know that liberal-media “journalists” are horrified by the very idea that a woman like Palin even exists. They know from whence a good bit of Lefty discomfort with and resentment for Palin really comes: many, maybe most, elitist liberals left home for big urban centers mostly to escape from the supposedly strangling embrace of their bourgeois suburban parents — the kind of boring, upright people that Palin reminds them of all too uncomfortably.

Palin is a little too close to home for liberals, and a lot like home for middle-American conservatives. Reflexive liberal hatred for her will never abate; her every utterance stokes the fires of the adolescent resentment that cramps their souls and keeps them in thrall to the snotty Left mutiny that, to them, represents true freedom.

Palin might or might not be the best choice for the GOP 2012 presidential nomination; it’s way too early to tell about that, and the current to-and-fro amounts to political onanism on the part of people who really need to step away from the op-ed circle-jerk now and then and get out more. But she’s certainly providing us not only with a strong, stalwart spokesperson for limited-government conservatism, but with some fine entertainment, as we watch one of the uglier aspects of arrested development reveal itself again and again. To paraphrase Lincoln once more: we cannot spare this woman.

Update! Here’s a link to the DBD cartoon mentioned above. Don’t know why I didn’t think of including it before.


The monster Palin’s invincible, unstoppable mind-control death ray

Wherein the unguarded truth slips out, and the liberal-fascist wishful thinking behind this week’s vicious, self-flagellating smear campaign stands revealed in all its weak-kneed ignominy:

“I think that the president’s message is going to prevail. In fact I think Sarah Palin may be looking at the end of her political ride. I think she may be at the end of her ride right now. If Sarah Palin would have said ‘you know what, I probably have been responsible for overblown rhetoric and I’m going to watch myself,’ that would be different. But she is completely unrepentant…”

HOW DARE SHE refuse to humbly submit to our grossly malicious lies about being complicit in a mass murder! HAVE YOU NO SHAME, YOU MONSTER? AT LONG LAST, HAVE YOU NO SHAME?

She is finished. Finished! Because I said so. Thank God. Every time she speaks, I pee myself a little, and I’m running out of fresh Underoos here. In fact, you could go so far as to say I’m all wee-wee’d up.

Link goes to Treacher, not the original PuffHo item, because fuck them in the liver. Jim adds:

Yeah, what’s up with her playing the victim? Who among us hasn’t been accused of guiding the hand of a demented killer, based on absolutely no evidence whatsoever? As Tim Carney puts it: “Honestly, why did Sarah Palin have to inject herself into this debate over whether she bears blame for mass murder?”

Although the more I think about the Magic Voodoo Map of Death, the more plausible it gets. It’s the perfect crime: Palin sticks a pin in a map, in a matter of speaking, and her evil sorcery causes somebody who lives at that location to do something awful. The beautiful thing is, her victim doesn’t even need to see the map. He doesn’t even know that’s the reason he’s doing it. He has no idea Palin is controlling his mind. She has complete deniability.

The fact that such an idea is completely nuts is just the capper: That’s what she wants you to think. There’s nothing this monster won’t stoop to.

See? Leftism is easy. All you have to do is stop thinking.

Ain’t that the doggamned truth. The nice thing is: THEY HAVE NO CLUE HOW BADLY THEY’RE SCREWING THEMSELVES WITH ALL THIS. As usual. The not-so-nice thing is: next time they get their heads handed to them (SHRIIEEEK!) in an election, they’re going to go even more batshit crazy trying to find ways to avoid acknowledging the real reason why. But even that has an upside: number one, it’s funny as hell, and number two, they’ll damage themselves and their misbegotten cause even more when they do. Hey, Leftards, if you bite down even harder and go around in circles even faster, sooner or later that tail you have between your teeth is bound to get tired and give up.




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