Archive for the ‘General Gross Out Moment’ Category

Going Cold Turkey on Sarah Palin News is Cruel and Unusual Punishment

November 21, 2008

So let’s go cold, bloody, and dying turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sarah Wants to Make Criticism of Her a Constitutional Wrong

November 1, 2008

My head hurts. Sarah Palin says that the free press questioning her intentions and statements violates her first amendment rights as an American. The problem is that the First Amendment states that the government (and this includes people in government seeking higher positions within it) needs to allow free, peaceful exchange of thoughts, associations, and grievances. And the government needs to stay clear of religion.

Maybe Palin’s confusing us with a religious state? Or maybe she read the first amendment upside down.

Read about it in the Huffington Post.

Read about the First Amendment here at Salon and here at Find Law.

Sarah Palin’s $150,000 Clothes Budget

October 22, 2008

Ouch. And the Republican National Committee spent that much in less than two months. Now how is Joe the Plumber supposed to compete with this when he buys his girlfriend a Christmas present?

Read about it here at Politico.com.

Republicans are NOT happy about this, either. Read it on the Huffington Post.

Update: Apparently saying that you’re going to donate the clothes to charity after the election still might not make it an allowable expense to be covered by political contributions under the Federal Elections Commission rules. Read: You’re supposed to buy your own clothes. Back in 1993 a Mavericky Senator from a southwestern state tried to tighten up the use of political contributions for personal use saying that the restrictions were written too loosely and could be misused.

“The use of campaign funds for items which most Americans would consider to be strictly personal reasons, in my view, erodes public confidence and erodes it significantly.”

– Senator John McCain, on the Senate Floor. May 1993.

Who Is this “Lisa Ann” and What Does She Have to do with Sarah Palin?

October 18, 2008

I love Google. You enter search word items and hundreds of thousands of related web pages across the universe appear beneath your fingertips. For the past seven weeks, one of my favorite search terms has been “Sarah Palin”. Through Google I’ve found a plethora of searches related to “Sarah Palin”:

  • witch doctor
  • witch hunter
  • snl
  • Katie Couric
  • vogue
  • Tina Fey
  • sexy
  • hot
  • pictures

And recently a couple of new ones:

  • nailin
  • Lisa Ann

Lisa Ann? Nailin?

Call me naive, but I had no idea what “naiin” and “Lisa Ann” had to do with Sarah Palin. Like Sarah Palin, I read multiple media sources — maybe not EVERYTHING that crosses my desk — but many of them. And I guess my town is a microcosm of America just like Sarah’s. But Sarah’s campaign just scorches the earth under her feet as she beats a path through the few, the proud, the pro-American parts of the country. She has opened my eyes to reams of new media sources.

Call me an elitist, but before Sarah entered the campaign I had neither purchased nor read the National Enquirier. And now it looks like I’m going to have to purchase a copy of Hustler Magazine to read about Lisa Ann. Really, it’s for the articles. Or catch it when it comes out on video?

It’s Raining Lies in 10 States

October 18, 2008

Robo-Calls — those automated calls from 6pm to 7pm when you’re sitting down to dinner — are coming down hard across 10 states. And they’re repeating some of the worst lies of John McCain’s campaign:

  • Bill Ayers and Obama are pals.
  • The Old Fashioned n-word.

Read about in the New York Times and the Huffington Post.

Report Robo-Calls to:

Fight the Smears.