Archive for March, 2010

Sarah Palin: “Would you kill for me?”
March 30, 2010

At the recent teabagger rally in Nevada, Sarah Palin demanded of her followers that they chase and apprehend vehicles sporting an Obama sticker. This follows video footage out of Nashville of a driver whose Subaru was followed and repeatedly rammed because it of its Obama sticker. The attacker was unconcerned by the presence of a 10-year-old child in the vehicle.

This was Palin’s response: That bumper sticker that maybe you’ll see on the next Subaru driving by — an Obama bumper sticker — you should stop the driver and say, ‘So how is that hopey, changey thing working out for ya?'”

Don’t forget to RELOAD first. With any luck there’ll be a baby in the vehicle you choose to chase. Or two babies.

“Sarah Palin instructs her redneck followers to stop cars with Obama stickers”

As usual, palingates has all the facts.

To those calling for a civil war (update)
March 29, 2010


by Sgt C, USMC

I can’t speak for all, but in my case – the moment you declare civil war, you’re no longer civilians. The moment you attack the Constitution, you’re now enemies of that Constitution. And I swore to defend and support and if necessary give my life for that Constitution and utilize every tool, technique, and weapon at my disposal to do so. And trust me, I’m not alone.

It’s been said that the military is always preparing for war. That is true. We prepare for combat every day. We ran 5 miles today to the rifle range and shot nearly 200 rounds a piece at targets and then ran back. However, we also pray for peace. I would love one day to be completely unnecessary. But alas, I am a realist, and I know that day will never come.

The headlines of the last week have reminded me more of glimpsing at the S2 Daily Briefing Sheets while in theater or the Al-Jazeera than the NY Times or the Washington Post. Think about that for a moment, let it sink in.

Before I get into the main premise of this article – I need to make two statements here.

First and foremost , when it comes to the back and forth of who did what to whom and why – I don’t give a @!$%#. It doesn’t change the action. In life we’re judged by our actions, nothing more, nothing less. One of the greatest things of the military is when it comes to an enemy, the politics behind the situation – don’t matter in accomplishing that mission. For the military , life is simple in that regard.

Secondly, Regardless of your political ideology, you’ve earned the right as US Citizens to say your piece – no matter how wrong it may be. That is your right, and I will give my life to protect it.

But this government of ours is a democracy. We vote for our representatives, and they vote in our interests. Sometimes, the votes don’t go our way. That’s life, better luck next time. Exhaust your legislative options, and then focus on gaining the required votes and/or seats to achieve your desired legislative vote next election time. That’s the way things work.

But the SECOND you start committing acts of violence and vandalism, then you’ve usurped that Constitution. You in a way have assaulted it. And then you and I (I being every servicemember who has sworn to defend said Constitution) will have a MAJOR PROBLEM.

For those of you calling for a civil war, I implore you to stop and think about what you’re saying. Look around your neighborhood and your city. Now imagine using that terrain to survive. Imagine dodging semi-automatic rifle fire as you scramble from cover to cover, dragging your wounded child behind you. Imagine the deafening report of a mortar as it strikes the ground a 150 feet in front of you, the overpressure enough to shatter your teeth and perforate an ear drum. Try and envision a Stryker rolling through neighbor’s front lawn or a F/A-18 making lazy loops over your head in Close Air Support for the troops in the distance.

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Now I ‘d like to disperse a myth here – many of you think that US military would not fight civilians. I can’t speak for all, but in my case – the moment you declare civil war, you’re no longer civilians. The moment you attack the constitution, you’re now enemies of that constitution. And I swore to defend and support and if necessary give my life for that Constitution and utilize every tool, technique, and weapon at my disposal to do so. And trust me, I’m not alone.

I hope some of you heed my words and cool the rhetoric and focus on achieving your goals diplomatically instead of physically. It would never want to receive a frag order to Maryland, or North Dakota, or Texas, but it is an order I will follow no matter how much it pains me to do so.

To those calling for a civil war
March 27, 2010


by Sgt C, USMC

I can’t speak for all, but in my case – the moment you declare civil war, you’re no longer civilians. The moment you attack the Constitution, you’re now enemies of that Constitution. And I swore to defend and support and if necessary give my life for that Constitution and utilize every tool, technique, and weapon at my disposal to do so. And trust me, I’m not alone.

An article I wish I would never have to write – To those calling for a civil war, this Marine wants you to stop, and think…

Sarah Palin is not a governor
March 26, 2010

Discovery Channel boasts in their press release from today about the “remarkable Governor Palin”.

Discovery, I guess there is something out there to discover for you:

1. After Sarah Palin was elected mayor to the city of Wasilla, she had to hire the city manager John Kramer who then actually ran Wasilla – because Sarah Palin couldn’t handle her job.

2. Sarah Palin quit her highly paid job in the Alaskan oil & gas commission after 11 months – because she couldn’t handle her job.

3. Sarah Palin quit as Governor of Alaska after 2 1/2 years – because she couldn’t handle her job.

It is hardly justified to keep on calling Sarah Palin “Governor”, and she is far from “remarkable”.

Republished from palingates

Today is World Down Syndrome Day. No tweets from Quit Twit Sarah Palin?
March 22, 2010

Down Syndrome International (DSI) has officially earmarked 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). The date was chosen to signify the uniqueness of Down syndrome in the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome and is used synonymously with Down syndrome. Commemoration of World Down Syndrome Day started on 21 March 2006, it has ” grown ” manifold globally.

The annual observance of WDSD aims to promote awareness and understanding of Down syndrome and related issues : and to mobilise support and recognition of the dignity, rights and well being of persons with Down syndrome.

Awareness is not Sarah Palin’s forte. Her only link to the Down syndrome world is the use of Trig as a prop. I wonder if she’s going to twitter something about DSI day? She might, after she reads about it here…

Palin NOT tweeting about World DS Day while her child struggles to breathe

Sarah Palin lies about her record on health care in Alaska – AGAIN!
March 22, 2010

How can you tell when Sarah Palin is lying?*


VAN SUSTEREN:
What would you have liked to have seen done in terms of the 30 million or so uninsured? What would you have done?

PALIN: We need more health care providers, for one. There are steps that states can take, like we have taken up here in Alaska, to incentivize more health care providers to come here to supply more health care. And of course, when there is greater demand, and there will be greater demand because Baby Boomers are aging, we need more health care providers…Let the states take control of some of the health care fixes that we have to see, instead of the federal government thinking that it needs to come in and take over everything and run it better than a state or than the private sector can take. … [T]he Republicans have introduced and proposed that have been ignored, so that we can have interstate competition with health care coverage purchases and more of the states’ rights being respected so states can take over some of the problems and fix some of the problems.

by Amanda Coyne, Alaska Dispatch

“Between 2000 and 2009, health insurance premiums for Alaskans rose a whopping 90.8 percent, while earnings rose by 17.3 percent and nearly 33 percent of Palin’s constituents– about 200,000 residents — were uninsured at some point in 2008, one of the highest rates in the country.

In 2007 Palin said that providing adequate health care “is one of the most pressing domestic issues facing the United States as a nation.” But as governor of Alaska, she did virtually nothing to ensure “real” or any other kind of health care reform while she and her family had access to some of the very best tax funded health insurance available.

When Palin was governor, she could have changed Alaska state law so that we would have had the option of buying insurance from even more companies across state lines. She could have enacted tougher tort reform. If she had not quit, she could have, in her words, taken “control of some of the health care fixes.”

But she chose to do none of this, and then she quit. Now she’s on Fox, talking about all the things the states can do to help the people get better health care, and they’re letting her get away with it.”

The entire article is excellent.

* pic from Palingates

Sarah Palin’s Alaska – thanks, but no thanks
March 21, 2010

Just let A&E or the Discovery Channel try and pay this lying fraud $1m per ep for her bullshit – and see what happens.

What a shame she had to quit in order to raid her illegal slush fund – she had so much more devastation she planned to achieve.

Sarah Palin Still Killing – but not game
March 19, 2010

In spite of the fact that the Alaskan people regularly vote decisively against it, Sarah Palin contrived to overturn the Alaskan peoples’ wishes, and have entire Alaskan wolf packs shot from choppers by paying shooters – just for thrills.

Since it would be cruel to make cute fluffy wolf puppies endure the slow agonizing death that results from the poor shots of these amateur riflemen, they simply gas them in their dens after they’ve slaughtered their families. Killing the adult wolf families is made extra easy by assholes in light aircraft who chase the wolves until they can barely move … then the amateur marksmen come along in their choppers and take pot shots at them. Nice. This is called Palin Roulette.

Remember, folks, you can’t eat wolf. These shooters are not hunters. Just killers. Sarah Palin swindled Alaska into agreeing to this annual orgy of thrill-killing.

Now Sean Parnell – Alaska’s Former Half-term Second-Best Governor Sarah Palin in a Suit – is soon up for re-election and has found it timely to remind Alaskans that he’s (ahem) a man (cough) with his own personal blood lusts, and sent his own Fish & Game people out for a recreational kill. Parnell is presently trying very, very hard to install another of his puppets on the Board of Fish & Game – a taxidermist, fer Chrissakes! Doesn’t a taxidermist prefer wilddeath to wildlife? This one certainly loves to kill. And then to mount.

But Sean Parnell’s boys fucked up royally. They went where they were told not to go, and killed what they were told not to kill. Couldn’t help themselves. Their ammo was burning a hole in their jockey shorts. Well, something was burning a hole in their jockey shorts …

Now for the lies and the attempted cover-ups … business as usual in Sarah Palin’s filthy State – Sarah Palin’s filthy bloody State.

You would think Parnell would know better than to let these idiots return to the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. But no. He’s no smarter than Sarah Bloody Palin.

Watch this video while you can – it’s already being hunted ….

Good sports on St Patrick’s Day
March 16, 2010

Sarah Palin Attacks Alan Grayson: Grayson Applies Calamine Lotion to the Resulting Reddish Skin
March 15, 2010

On Friday night, Sarah Palin came to Orlando, and attacked Rep. Alan Grayson. This is what she said:

“I got to meet quite a few candidates who are lining up in a contested primary who want to take out Alan Grayson. And I think Alan Grayson — what can you say about Alan Grayson? Piper is with me tonight, so I won’t say anything about Alan Grayson that can’t be said around children. [Good one, Sarah!] But thank you, Florida, for allowing candidates in a contested primary to duke it out over ideas and principles and values, all with the same goal, and that is unseating those who have such a disconnect from the people of America. That’s what the goal is here in this race against Alan Grayson. Please fight hard, and do this for the rest of the country. Fight hard, and send a conservative to Washington, DC.”

Palin, the former half-term Governor, current-nothing and future-even-less, charmed the all-Republican audience with her folksy folksiness and her homespun homespunnery. Atypically, Palin was wearing clothes that she had paid for herself. At the end of the event, she shared her recipe for mooseface pie.

In response to Palin’s attack on Rep Grayson, Grayson actually complimented Palin. Grayson praised Palin for having a hand large enough to fit Grayson’s entire name on it. He thanked Palin for alleviating the growing shortage of platitudes in Central Florida.

Grayson added that Palin deserved credit for getting through the entire hour-long program without quitting. Grayson also said that Palin really had mastered Palin’s imitation of Tina Fey imitating Palin. Grayson observed that Palin is the most-intelligent leader that the Republican Party has produced since George W. Bush.

When asked to comment about what effect Palin’s criticism might have, Grayson pointed out, “As the Knave’s horse says in Alice in Wonderland, ‘dogs will believe anything.’” Earlier, as the Orlando Sentinel reported, Grayson said, “I’m sure Palin knows all about politics in Central Florida, since from her porch she can see Winter Park,” which is part of Grayson’s district.

Grayson said that the Alaskan chillbilly was welcome to return to Central Florida anytime, as long as she brings lots of money with her, and spends it. “I look forward to an honest debate with Governor Palin on the issues, in the unlikely event that she ever learns anything about them,” Grayson added, alluding to Politifact’s “liar, liar, pants on fire” evaluation of much of what Palin has said.

Scientists are studying Sarah Palin’s travel between Alaska and Florida carefully. They hope to learn more about the flight patterns of that elusive migratory species, the wild Alaskan dingbat.

Rep. Alan Grayson’s campaign website is here. Donate. We need his sense of humor.