Posts Tagged ‘Sarah Palin’

Those Who Would Nazi

Back in 2004, a blog commenter at Daily Kos made a video that compared Bush to Hitler, and there was a immediate run on smelling salts that lasted for weeks.  At the time I was working for a couple who were regular Fox News watchers, and they were naturally horrified.  “Really?” I responded.  “Aggressive wars, [...]

Go, Team

Given the disappointing performances in office of Democrats I’ve supported in the past, from Clinton to Obama and many lesser lights, I’m left with only one moment of hard-core partisanship every other year or so, and this is one of them.  On election night, I don’t give a flying fuck about the many affronts a [...]

The Private Sector

Perhaps one of the most loathsome disasters left to us by Dick Cheney (and there are a lot of them) is the elevation of the criminally incompetent Halliburton he once led to the cash-soaked tippy-top of the Military Industrial Complex.   Flush with no-bid contracts even before the bonanza of the Iraq War Cheney so coveted, [...]

Sore Losers

Although we all know you can’t spell Politico without POO, the story about Paul Ryan referring to Romney as “Stench” and Boston calling Ryan “Gilligan” certainly has the benefit of plausibility; after all, even children understand that there’s no honor among thieves, and certainly no loyalty.  Like Palin before him, Ryan was hurriedly trotted out [...]

One Boy?

Now, I ordinarily do my level best to ignore Sarah Palin so long after her sell date, but sometimes Caribou Barbie still manages to say something so eye-poppingly dense, and more importantly, funny, that I simply let her inimitable charms get the best of me.  Fortunately or not, today turned out to be one of [...]

With Victories Like These…

A dozen years or so ago I was complaining to my German friend, Marcus, about the dreadful loss of historic architecture in Portland and all across the country after WWII, and he said something that I found hilarious at the time but in retrospect, not so much. (Nazi accent) “After you destroyed our cities, you [...]

Rip Van Cohen

Considering that Richard Cohen has been a Villager in good standing since before I could drink legally, typing up dumbed-down Broderisms at the WaPoo with thudding regularity, you’d think he’d have at least absorbed a little bit of what was going on in that town all those years.  But no….  it seems he thinks that [...]

International Relations

I’ve been fascinated all weekend, but hardly surprised, by the growing Sheriff Paul Babeu scandal.  The script is drearily familiar: a grandstanding right-winger gets caught with his pants down and is revealed as a gigantic hypocrite, then he doubles down, lies about significant details, and aims to brazen it out.  Why not?  It worked for [...]

Dumb As A Post, But Cute

When you enter the alternative universe of Politico, it’s always a good idea to steel yourself against infantile false equivalencies, stunningly obvious conventional wisdom, and drearily repeated Republican talking points.  That way, you’ll suffer through far fewer poorly written articles that, like watching Fox News, will make you dumber than if you’d spent your time [...]

The New Cuban Missile Crisis

For some reason, a lot of Republican broads never learned much about the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Is it because they’re too busy being taught to hate the Kennedys?  Is it because no Freedom Bombs got dropped?  Dana Perino was probably the best, having never even heard of such a thing, but Michele Bachmann takes the [...]