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Palin on Revere

Remember the secret “one if by land, two if by sea” signal that Revere carried while sneaking past the British patrols?

Here’s how Sarah explains Paul Revere’s midnight ride – she learned about it from a Bugs Bunny cartoon:

“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.”   

She makes him sound like some drunken redneck riding with a giant bell in one hand and a gun in the other.  Like Revere was just blaring through town yelling “Yeeeeee-haaaaww” – while firing his musket in the air (and then stopping and getting off his horse and putting his bell down so he can pack another shot into his muzzle-loaded rifle).

I think that in her head, she see Larry the Cable Guy riding in a monster truck, with the Liberty Bell mounted in the bed of the truck, and a Dukes of Hazzard horn on the hood, shouting “git r dun” into a megaphone, while firing a Dirty Harry revolver out the window.

How stupid does someone have to be to look at Sarah Palin and say “wow, Sarah Palin is really smart!

 As Rick Ungar (Forbes) humorously writes:

While I had been led to believe that Revere’s historic ride was actually for the purpose of warning our forefathers that the British were coming, it turns out that his midnight ride, complete with ringing bells and warning shots, was really all about letting the English know that we were armed.

No wonder the British lost. They apparently went into the Revolutionary War in the mistaken belief that we would not be armed and, as a result, failed to bring sufficient weaponry of their own.

June 3, 2011 at 10:59 pm 4 comments

A civil nation of laws

On the violent political rhetoric, I read a quote today that sums it very concisely:

“A civil nation of laws cannot have prominent members of society constantly calling for the murder and assassination of other individuals or groups.”

I’d say that this is fairly accurate.  If this rhetoric came from mainstrem voices on the left, those voices would no longer be “prominent members of society”, they would be ostracised by mainstream liberals (and reduced back to “normal” members of society).  The quote above is from Julian Assange.  Here is a snippet of a statement from today:

 The WikiLeaks founder said that although his organization is a devoted advocate of free speech, “when senior politicians and attention-seeking media commentators call for specific individuals or groups of people to be killed, they should be charged with incitement — to murder.”

He added, “Those who call for an act of murder deserve as significant share of the guilt as those raising a gun to pull the trigger.”

The statement listed several high-profile U.S. figures who have called for Assange and his supporters to be attacked, killed or executed. It noted that Sarah Palin has said the U.S. should pursue Assange as if he was an al-Qaida or Taliban leader, while Fox News commentator Bob Beckel has publicly called for people to “illegally shoot the son of a bitch [Assange].”

The 39-year-old Australian said his organization had now implemented “extreme security measures” to protect its staff and called on U.S. authorities to “protect the rule of law by aggressively investigating these and similar incitements to kill. A civil nation of laws cannot have prominent members of society constantly calling for the murder and assassination of other individuals or groups.”

January 11, 2011 at 10:14 pm Leave a comment

Don’t Retreat, instead Reload! Giffords was in Palin’s crosshairs

Shot Congresswoman Was In Sarah Palin’s ‘Crosshairs’

Gabrielle Giffords, congresswoman who was shot in the head today (January 8, 2011), was featured on Sarah Palin’s “make a stand” map, which targeted Democratic legislators by identifying them on the map with the crosshairs of a rifle scope. The map that was criticized as an incitement to violence. 

Don’t retreat, instead- RELOAD!” is how Palin introduced her map. Within a few days, a vandal smashed the glass door of Giffords’ Tucson office. Giffords’ father says that Tea Party members had been repeatedly threatening her.   

Shot Congresswoman Was In Sarah Palin's 'Crosshairs'

Giffords is entering her 3rd term in Congress.  Last year she supported the Health Care refor.   This earned her a place on Palin’s map of rifle scope crosshairs.  A later revision of the maps shows the candidates location in rifle scop crosshairs and ominously encourages follower to “Help us prescribe the solution“.  Earlier today, SarahPAC hurriedly shut down the entire site

In the recent congressional election Tea Party candidate Jesse Kelly carried on Palin’s violent rhetoric. He held an event with the description: “Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office. Shoot a fully automatic M16 with [me]”

Shot Congresswoman Was In Sarah Palin's 'Crosshairs'

January 9, 2011 at 4:53 am Leave a comment

Palin Dumb Tweet

grow so weary of “1st amendment, dude! Freedom of speech, dude!”   It gives me immediate slump-shoulder and head-droop.  Palin is claiming that Dr. Laura’s ‘Freedom of Speech’ has been taken away by activists. 

The Constitution = Federal government.  She didn’t get punished or obstructed by the federal government.  Even though she should have been fined.  The FCC fines people and the stations they work for when they do offensive things on live broadcasts.  Say ‘n’ 11 times in 5 minutes…for her to not get a fine is unbelievable.  

If Dr. Laura were a Democrat, Palin would be screaming for the FCC to keep our airwaves free of such vulgar language and insist that she gets a fine and gets fired.  When Sarah Palin hears someone say “The Earth is round”, she first has to determine if it was said by a conservative or a liberal before she decide if that statement is true or false. 

The 1st amendment doesn’t protect you against advertisers who don’t want to pay to advertise on your show.  It doesn’t protect you from your boss encouraing you to…pursue other options because you said offensive things.  It prevents you from going to jail because you speak out against the government.  I wish one of these flag-waving idiots would spend a little time learning about what the flag represents. 

 And the writing in the first tweet (see link)….it’s like a12-year-old girl’s status updates.  Might be one thing for a gum-chewing, pony-tailed, 7th grader but from a 50-year-old “leader”?

August 19, 2010 at 7:02 pm Leave a comment

More donations mis-spent

It’s not quite the volume of Palin’s shopping spree – but it’s still hardly the type of spending that is expected by donors. 

WASHINGTON – The controversy over Republican National Committee spending has led to the resignation of its chief of staff…

The resignation of RNC chief of staff Ken McKay on Monday made him the highest-profile official to depart the central committee after the revelation that the committee had picked up a nearly $2,000 tab at a sex-themed California night club. The incident proved embarrassing and a midlevel staffer was dismissed, a move that was not enough to assuage social conservatives urging a fundraising boycott.

RNC contributions for Palin’s $150,000 shopping sprees:

Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards. The McCain campaign found out last week when the aides sought reimbursement. One aide estimated that she spent “tens of thousands” more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband.

April 6, 2010 at 7:24 pm Leave a comment

Face of the GOP

Makes you proud to be a Republican?  Rush may be the voice of the party, but Palin is the face of it.  And…wow, what a dumbass.   

When asked to name her “favorite” founding father, Palin took a page from her infamous campaign interview with CBS’ Katie Couric and told Beck, “all of them” without a hint of irony. Apparently Palin likes her founders like she likes her newspapers.

Of Palin’s founding fathers answer, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews later asked, “how come she can’t answer the most simple questions?”

January 18, 2010 at 12:54 am Leave a comment

Bit by your own dog?

Good stuff – it takes a couple of minutes to pick up, though.  It’s about the Republicans who are saying “Hey – Palin doesn’t tell the truth!”  It’s like the people who get bit by their own pit-bull, you just gotta love it.



November 18, 2009 at 3:28 pm Leave a comment

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