Plus a Weird Election 2008 Factoid and a Plea to the GOP
“In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.”
— H.L. Mencken
Gov. Snowjob said on Larry King Nov. 12th that there is nothing wrong with “calling people out” on their past associations, defending her lame McCarthyite attempts to link Obama to Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground. She added that she expected she would be called out on hers as well. Good. Let’s see, she’s openly palled around with and supported for reelection convicted felon Sen. Ted Stevens, corrupt ex-Governor of Alaska Frank Murkowski, and she’s married to a former member of the Alaska Independence Party, a group that despises and wants to secede from the United States. Imagine if Obama had strongly supported two crooks and his wife once belonged to an organization that hated America? C’mon, Big Media, time to apply some fairness here, and Sarah asked for it.
Speaking of Sarah the Terror: Miller and Palin, Sittin’ in a Tree:
“Listen, she’s a great dame. People are fascinated by her because the left hate her. I think the left hate her — mostly women on the left hate her, because to me, from outside in, it appears that she has a great sex life. All right? I think she has non-neurotic sex with that Todd Palin guy. I think most of the women on the Upper East Side, their husbands haven’t been aroused since Mailer signed copy [sic] of The Executioner’s Song at Rizzoli’s back in the early ’70s.
“So they look at her, and they hate her. I think that snowmobile looks like mechanized foreplay to me, and that’s why people are fascinated by it.”
— Dennis Miller on “The O’Reilly Factor,” Fox News, Nov. 12, 2008.
I remember when Dennis had a functioning frontal lobe and was even occasionally clever, but years of drinking, drugs, chickenhawk fear, raging ego and his wiseguy notion that he’d just jump on the money train of what he thought would be generations of Republican rule softened his gray matter to the point where he’s defending a vacuous Alaska opportunist he once would have gleefully impaled with humor. BTW, I wonder what ‘non-neurotic sex’ is — the Moose Mama ‘Missionary Position’ (that would be a ‘rear mount’) or the opposite of whatever you call it when Miller picks up his paycheck these days?
My sympathies to the frustrated Mrs. Miller, if she’s still around married to a goofball who thinks snowmobiles equate with foreplay can’t be a pleasant existence.
It’s was so bad even Billo took note of what had surfaced in his ‘No Spin Zone’ punchbowl:
“Miller, I hate to say this, but I think you may be beyond help. I think Bordello of Blood was it.”
This caused failed movie star Miller to orbit Planet Sanity for a brief moment:
“And you know something? He’s my president now. And I am not going to do what the left did to Bush. I find it unbecoming. I hope that Barack Obama does so well that four years hence, I am salivating to vote for him. I want this all to work, because I love my country. At some point, I make Lee Greenwood look like the Rosenbergs. And I hope he does great.”
As if what remains of the imbecilic Fox News True Believers would know who Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were. At any rate, then he camp-squatted all over that verbal fillip with:
“But I will not turn my back on George Bush. Today, 2,619 days since a domestic terror attack on this soil. Thank you to my commander in chief. …”
Hint to Mr. Metaphor-Rich Republican you’re a civilian and you always have been; Bush is not and never was your ‘commander in chief’ — he’s your president. (Read the Constitution to spot the difference.) And what kind of 2-ton drop-safe has to fall ten stories on your head before you bail on the Bush Boy?
O’Reilly finally dodged out with:
“Next up, a viewer warning — I’m sorry I didn’t give you one before Miller.”
Dennis should have a yellow caution label permanently affixed to his forehead: “Warning: Plucked Chickenhawk. Toxic When Frightened By Terrorists.”
Election 2008 Weirdness: John Kennedy, a Republican, lost to US Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, beat Republican Kenny Hulshof for governor of Missouri. US Sen. Tim Johnson won his reelection bid in South Dakota while Blanche Lincoln, a Democrat, is still a US Senator from Arkansas. Oh, yeah, and John King continues to carp on CNN, for whatever that’s worth.
This is how shabby our Big Media is: While the Alaska Hockey Momster was dumping all over McCain staffers for outing her dumbnitude — calling them ‘unprofessional jerks’ for telling the press she didn’t know Africa was a continent and couldn’t name the countries involved in NAFTA — they typically passed up a golden opportunity to simply ask her to name, say, three African countries, cite the nations involved in NAFTA and, for bonus points, explain what the initials represent. ** (Oh, sure, they were probably afraid of asking her ‘gotcha’ questions.)
Time to Change the Law: No more last-minute pardons or executive orders. Except in dire emergency, the president must make all pardons and final executive orders ten days before the election of his last term, and those orders and E.O.’s must be made public.
Finally, I’d hate to beg the Republican Party for anything, but please nominate Gov. Clothes Horse as your presidential candidate in 2012, not only for the entertainment value, but also to help President Obama score a 49-state landslide.
** For any Wasillans reading this: Egypt, Nigeria and Sudan (where Darfur is) are three large countries on the continent of Africa; and Canada, Mexico and the United States are the three nations in NAFTA — the North American Free Trade Agreement.
I think he meant Great Dane. Or Pit Bull. Maybe even a Setter. In any case, she would still be a bitch.
Why is is that if you don’t like someone, you automatically “hate” that person? It isn’t an either/or. There are a lot of people I don’t care for, but that doesn’t mean I ‘hate’ those people. It just means I don’t care for them.
“Hate” takes effort. You actually have to go out of your way to hate someone or something, and it is such a strong emotion that it will completely consume you.
People like Palin aren’t worth that kind of effort. Just because I feel that she is staggeringly not qualified for national office such as Vice President or President, doesn’t mean I hate her. She might be qualified for Mayor of Wasilla, being that it is mostly a ceremonial job that any warm body can fill.
The point is, the Right has this tendency to project their attitudes on the rest of us. They might “hate” people they don’t agree with, and make a huge assumption that everyone else it just like them.
Thinking in absolute terms is a thinking error that most Right-wing people have. It is the “either you are with us or with the terrorists” type of thinking that completely ignores other possibilities. There is no grey area, no shades, no in betweens.
Reality is not made up of absolutes. There are ALWAYS grey areas. Water doesn’t always boil when 212 degrees is applied to it, nor does it always freeze at 32 degrees. — there are other factors involved.
First of all, eeeww!
Second, if the National Enquirer stories are true, she might actually be having non-neurotic sex with Brad, also. I am reminded that Michelle Malkin recently pointed out during the Edwards revelations that the National Enquirer has only been successfully sued once before, by Carol Burnett almost thirty years ago. They are probably more careful in collecting their facts than most “news” organizations.
There is some good news on the EO front:
You should read the rest of it. Someone in the Bush administration really screwed up in a good way. They missed the deadline by about five months. lol
True: Most of the wingnuts I’ve met have a large chip on their shoulder and believe their opponent of the moment hates them as much as they hate the opponent. Actually, hatred is best conveyed not through the obsessive attention of hatred, which is very close to love, but by utter indifference. Real fuming hatred often conceals jealously and envy and a hidden desire to be like the other person or group. The subconscious attitude on the gay marriage issue might be summed up “gays have all the sex they want with anybody they want and never pay the price! I can’t do that!” That is at the — ahem — bottom of their hatred of gays — homosexuals are having a better time than the wingnuts sexually and they’re envious.
Think of any other issue the wingers get riled up about — you’ll find jealously just below the surface of their outrage. It’s like that Mencken definition of Puritanism:
“Puritanism: the haunting fear that someone, somewhere is having a good time.”
Having a good time that the Puritan can’t share in, but would love to if they could free their minds. They hate ‘liberalism’ so much because, to them, it means you can do whatever you want without guilt or fear of punishment and their God just persists in making, as the Bible says, the sun rise on the good and evil. I think they don’t even really like their God much because he’s not fast-acting enough; the Christopublicans want an Alka-Seltzer tablet of Instant Doom handed down from Mount Sinai and they get zilch. ‘All of these sinners should be struck dead, yet they live on!’ Must suck to be a wingnut — or not, since the Almighty apparently doesn’t approve of that kind of ‘neurotic sex.’
Jebas, Dave, my friend who keeps up on the tabloid front says that she read Baby U-Haul was the product of Palin pallin’ around with the Bradster while Todd was out with his gonads on top of a snowmachine. A divorce was in the offing until the VP pick came along and now that Todd smells money, and maybe even a slot as national First Dude, he’ll be sticking with Gov. Snowball & Tirechain. And why is it okay to pester Edwards with questions regarding adultery (before he admitted it), but off limits to ask Palin about the Enquirer stories? There’s something devious going on here — the BM ridicule her while giving her primetime coverage and never ask the hard questions. Are they trying to help the GOP or bury it deeper, as a Palin presidential candidacy would surely do?
That is good news on the EO story — it seems they really are as incompetent as they seem. Well, who else would follow an Empty Suit like the Bush Boy except an incompetent boob?