Monday, November 29, 2010

Stuart Schneiderman: "Is Sarah Palin Being Defensive?:"
Despite herself, Lizzie Wurtzel confessed a grudging admiration for Sarah Palin. She was drawn to Palin because, to her mind, Palin does not take s#*t from anyone. Which is both true and fair.

Wurtzel is right to admire a woman who can stand up for herself and defend her dignity without engaging in histrionic displays, without pretending to be a man, without complaining about the injustice of it all, and without relying on a male presence to back her up.

36 Comments:

Blogger Stormbringer said...

And hated because of her ideals. The politics and beliefs negate all the rest for the feminazis.

8:50 AM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger Kevin M said...

Sarah Palin is everything people say about her: cinderblock stupid, a burgeoning media whore, and the most popular MILF in the trailer park.

I'd like to think I could be civil to her if I happened to meet her, and I don't care for the attacks on her kids, but PLEASE! This is no female version of Reagan, Teddy Roosevelt or JFK. She is an intellectually negligible strumpet pining for great things at the expense of this country. And I fear the voters are stupid enough to think she'll change anything for the better. If she's elected, she'll make George W. Bush, by comparison, look like the director of MENSA.

There. I said it and I'm proud of it.

8:52 AM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger Stormbringer said...

Proud of believing what you are told to think? Wow, you are worthy of admiration.

8:53 AM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger I R A Darth Aggie said...

Cinderblock stupid?

I wish I could be that stupid. Household name, check. TV show, check. Book sales, check. Capable of turning things on their ear with a Facebook post, check.

9:10 AM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger TMink said...

K, you are usually a good poster. But this one makes me doubt your sources and veracity. How exactly do you know these things about Governor Palin?

Sources please.

And they would need to be great sources to support the sweeping statements.

Trey

9:47 AM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger Larry J said...

People keep calling Sarah Palin stupid but based on what evidence? Many of the same people say Obama is super intelligent but based on what evidence?

Palin is far more representative of the vast American "fly-over country" than the DC establishment or the Ivy League crowd. The more the Left ridicules and hates Palin, the more Americans see what the Left thinks about the rest of us. I predict that as people see that "the party of the little people" is actually ran by and for the effete snobs, the more the Democrats will lose power. So, go ahead and keep it up.

Sarah Palin is a woman who rose from housewife to governor on her own merits without the help of a powerful daddy or husband. She doesn't play the victim. She isn't part of the new Mandarin class who believe they're entitled by birthright and credentials to rule over the rest of us. And for that, she must be destroyed.

Is she ready to be president? She's far more qualified than Obama was in 2008. Personally, I think she's still a bit young for the job but that's just a personal opinion.

9:58 AM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger Kim said...

...not to mention the fact that her husband could kick the ass of anyone who said bad things about her, but chooses not to.

Whatever her shortcomings -- and Kevin M's fevered ramblings aside, they are few -- she's a Real Woman, married to a Real Man. No wonder the Feminazis and Girlymen hate and fear her.

10:14 AM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger Cham said...

Sarah Palin is God's gift to the Democrats.

10:36 AM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger TMink said...

One thing she does, besides freak out abortionists (which is reason enough to love her) is she freaks out those who worship at the altar of intelligence. I know very intelligent people, I have worked for them, worked with them, and tested them.

Some were fine people, and some I would not let care for my pets. Intelligence is a good thing, but it is trumped by character and kindness.

Common sense kicks intelligence's ass as well.

And Governor Palin stirs up that issue quite nicely.

Trey

11:01 AM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger Zach said...

I would currently no like to see Sarah Palin run. Think she is an OK politician and a lot more like able than most of the Repubs, but the media hate her with a passion. The absolute circus that election would be... Though don't know if the repubs got anyone better. I think she is just as qualified as Obama, course that isn't a high bar.

I could see them bringing out Tina Fey again to impersonate her and most of the electorate thought the skits with Tina were actually Sarah Palin. So I don't think it would end well.

11:07 AM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger Larry J said...

Cham said...
Sarah Palin is God's gift to the Democrats.


And the Democrats' frothing at the mouth hatred of her is God's gift to Sarah Palin. The more they attack her, the stronger her support. Fortunately, the all-wise, all-knowing, all-caring Democrats are too stupid to realize that.

11:21 AM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger Cham said...

:)

11:49 AM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger Oligonicella said...

Folks, they insist that Palin is stupid because Obama can't be. No more than that.

11:55 AM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger TMink said...

Well Olig, she is not a member of the elite. That is also part of what is so damn threatening. Well, it is threatening to the elite!

Trey

12:21 PM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger Kevin M said...

Trey:

My sources? My SOURCES??!!

What do you think this is? A White House press conference follow-up on the invasion of some foreign country?!

My "sources" are the same as everyone else's: What I posted was my opinion of a popcorn media sensation that isn't fit to carry Condi Rice's shoes across a room.

If you like her, you won't hear a peep from me on what YOU think.

Clearly, the preponderance of posters on this thread are threatened by someone who doesn't share their views.

Real American of you.

Now you just go on and keep worshiping Creationist Barbie and telling yourself how she's the next Reagan. I so love a good laugh.

3:26 PM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger Kevin M said...

Stormbringer: Lots of people try to tell me what to think. No-one has succeeded yet.

How's the view from that high horse you rode in on?

3:27 PM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger Stormbringer said...

I want to be just like Kevin when I grow up. Then I can make wildly absurd claims and still be right. Woo hoo!

3:29 PM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger Stormbringer said...

Can't tell, Kevin old boy. I keep squinting upwards at you on your own high horse. And who, pray tell, is telling you what to think? It would be beneficial to society as a whole if people of your ilk would learn how to think instead of regurgitating leftist hate.

3:31 PM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger TMink said...

Kevin, I respect you enough to ask the basis for your opinions. This is not an attack, this is an act of respect. I blow off nincompoops on a daily basis, but I think much more of you than that.

So I ask again, why do you think these things of Governor Palin? I am interested in your data.

Thanks.

But I do agree with you in my deep resepct for Dr. Rice.

Trey

5:03 PM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger Kevin M said...

Trey: I am not an FBI profiler, but at some point everyone has to assume they know something about human nature.

When Obama was running for prez, many things were revealed about his background. Just to select one, look at his voting record in the Senate. It was repeatedly claimed that he voted "present" (not yay or nay), but "I'm here, I heard the argument, and I'm claiming NO COMMENT on this vote"). Now I realize there are times when a Senator must consider that the jury is still out on a topic, or perhaps he/she wants to investigate further. But in Obama's case, his entire senatorial career was a blatant act of careerist survival. He wanted to avoid controversy, making enemies and otherwise shirk his duties as a senator just to survive.

That, to me, is the antithesis of what a government official or public servant should be or do.

Most of us on the right knew this guy was a poseur, a fraud and a pretender to the throne.

AND WE WERE RIGHT! Even thought the left accused us of being racists. We were absolutely right.

Let's flip the coin. What do I see and hear about Sarah Palin? Her background in gov't is as meager as Obama's, she quit her only state post (although there is an argument for nobility of intent). My "sources" as you inquire are one: Sarah Palin.

When a leftist schmuck like Matt Lauer and Katie Couric can play with that woman like a kitten plays with a ball of yarn, I don't see POTUS material. When Palin recently yammered about how she wouldn't "waste my time" talking to the likes of Couric again, that told me she likes to get her ass handed to her, run away and sulk, then re-emerge with an air of condescending superiority.

Again, I'm no profiler, but there is no bottom to Sarah Palin. She is to candidacy what Oprah Winfrey is to broadcasting: a wind sock.

I can easily see why the religious right like her, and I share even her view that "blue bloods" and Wall Street swine are taking this country for a ride. But in no way do I see the intellectual or educational capital, let alone the presence of genuine character (hers is akin to Glenn Beck's: it moves where the money is). Allen West is very religious, and I respect his right to believe whatever he does. He has earned the right to his mettle.

Palin? Not in a month of Sundays.

A vote for Sarah Palin is just like a vote for Barack Obama. It's revenge voting. People don't vote for those candidates because they truly know they're the best person for the job. They vote for them out of a loathing of the incumbent. Obama was the anti-Bush (and a deft way to purge white guilt).

That's it.

Now I have to go change my shirt. I spent so much time laughing at Stormbringer's assertion that I am a leftist that I broke out in a sweat. Some people never advance much beyong the 4th grade.

7:11 PM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger Stormbringer said...

Walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, claims to be a Conservative. Go figure.

7:29 PM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger Kevin M said...

Has a profile listing his love of creationism and all things superstitious. Small wonder it's in love with Bible Spice.

7:40 PM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger Stormbringer said...

Wow, attack much? First, you lash out at Palin with all sorts of venom. Then, you react like a child caught with his hand in a cookie jar when you're asked to substantiate some of your hateful rhetoric (which sounds suspiciously like leftist kool-aid). Now you want to attack me for believing in creationism and the Bible? Wow, I do not have time or patience to discuss the logical fallacies that you are exhibiting, and will dismiss you as a vicious, obstreperous little troll. I have atheists who have much more entertaining attacks on me that you are capable of doing, Duckie.

7:44 PM, November 29, 2010  
Blogger TMink said...

Thanks Kevin. But I do not follow the greed accusation. What makes you think she is primarily motivated by money?

And while I agree that Couric handed Palin her ass, do you not also agree that this was a setup 'gotcha" interview? Couric has had exactly one tough interview, that one!

I do not respect Palin for her intellect, it is her common sense, values, and character. I am not sure I would vote for her for President. But how smart do you have to be to vote "no" role back spending and dismantle large parts of the fed?

Not very in my book. She has the intent to do those things which places her miles above most other politicos.

Trey

9:48 AM, November 30, 2010  
Blogger Locomotive Breath said...

It irks the self-described intellectual left to have their lunch eaten daily by someone who they think is "cinderblock stupid". I like that about Sarah Palin.

"When a leftist schmuck like Matt Lauer and Katie Couric can play with that woman like a kitten plays with a ball of yarn."

Let's get Matt and Katie out of their home-turf studios and into Sarah Palin's Alaska which is HER studio. We'll see who plays with whom. Here's a hint. Guess which locale is more representative of people who work for a living?

10:47 AM, November 30, 2010  
Blogger Kevin M said...

@LB: LOL! What's your next distraction? You gonna have the Treestump Queen challenge Katie Couric to a gunfight?

Someday when you have an argument, let me know. Your point is easily seen on top of your head.

3:41 PM, November 30, 2010  
Blogger Locomotive Breath said...

Kevin M immediately goes for the insult which means he has nothing. Not only that but the insult is only decades old. What an original thinker!

Speaking of pointy heads, having never done anything actually productive in their lives, and part of a dying industry, Katie and Matt couldn't survive more than 24 hours outside their little sheltered media bubble. I'd love to see them try. There's a reality TV show idea for you. Except no one would watch. Then again, no one watches them now.

3:51 PM, November 30, 2010  
Blogger Xiaoding said...

"What I posted was my opinion of a popcorn media sensation that isn't fit to carry Condi Rice's shoes across a room."

Are you speaking of the Condi
Rice, who let the 911 attack happen, without a whimper of objection? The Condi Rice, who was National Security Advisor, for George Bush? The Condi Rice who saw her job, as said avisor, to carry out the Presidents instructions, without any objections or complaints, even though the National Security Advisors job is to be the one person in the administration who says "STOP" to the President? That Condi Rice? Who let 911 slip by, because she had no clue how to operate in the real world, outside of a professors office? That one?

Or perhaps you mean another one.

7:17 PM, November 30, 2010  
Blogger Kevin M said...

@Xiaoding: Wow! Am I sooooo out of the cellar with your tirade! It's been so long since I've heard such a musical spew of hysterical, indefensible conspiratorial dogshit! I am so flattered that you've latched on so shamelessly to my puny little admiration of Condi Rice.

You flatter me.

Seriously. You complete me.

You had me at fucking hello.

I'd never thought I'd meet so many brain-dead lunatics on this site, but, hey, that's what makes life so mysterious and worthwhile.

If it weren't for Trey and BR 549 (and even Cham), I'd never have guessed this place was so ripe with the adventure and mystery of human silliness.

I can't thank you idiots enough.

"The Condi Rice that let the 911 attack happen..."

Please let my dinner settle before I have to endure another spasmic attack of laughter at the celestial stupidity of the religious right and everyone who can't even spell "hubris."

Seriously. Thanks ever so much. This has been a fucking gift.

11:51 PM, November 30, 2010  
Blogger Cham said...

I know what the allure of Sarah Palin is, Kevin M, and it isn't all that pretty. Our best bet is to just let Ms. Palin keep doing her thing. The joy will be what will ultimately bubble to the surface. Sometimes it is best not to stand in the way. :D

7:37 AM, December 01, 2010  
Blogger TMink said...

Cham, I am interested to hear your idea about her allure.

For me, it is her faith, her common sense, her not being part of the elite, and she is the only person who can tear the current President a new one and get away with it. Well it seems that she is the only one.

While the Republican elite remain weak and meek, Palin went for the throat.

I like that.

But I would also like to hear your ideas.

Trey

9:37 AM, December 01, 2010  
Blogger Cham said...

I won't be putting my ideas on the Internet. I am too busy right now to have pointless Internet discourse over this.

2:43 PM, December 01, 2010  
Blogger TMink said...

You tease! You dangled it in front of us and now are all coy and busy!

Count me as disappointed.

And I think you, like the rest of us, enjoy pointless internet discussions because you regularly have them. So there! 8)

Trey

3:08 PM, December 01, 2010  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Kim, you're awesome!

12:38 AM, December 03, 2010  
Blogger Xiaoding said...

Kevin: not one fact in your reply. You get no respect. Worthless.

11:13 AM, December 05, 2010  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Dr. Helen, I love your site! Open and smart.

7:23 PM, December 06, 2010  

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