Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Word Play: Sarah Palin

Thought any of you who live near the Wilcox/Douglas Family Preserve might appreciate this -- I'll try to find a Democratic one to balance the laughter -- any ideas? This could be a great NPR puzzle.



Anonymous Clinton fan for Palin said...

Sarah Palin is a bright, articulate, funny and accomplished woman. Taking cheap shots at a woman who ran for the highest office in her home state is not funny. It is pandering to the lowest common denominator and is sexist and misogynist. Women are not joke.

You have to have low opinions of women to start with before any of the Sarah Palin "jokes" make sense. And that is what should be disconcerting because of the ease and lack of embarassment so many show when making their low-down Sarah Palin attacks.

None of the attacks against Sarah Palin have anything to do with facts -- but they have a lot to do with false ideas, deep fears and unfounded hatred against women in general. Otherwise they would not have such wide reasonance. It is a war against women being conducted and using Governor Sarah Palin and/or Senator Hillary Clinton as the unwitting vehicles to carry that deep global hatred.

Women should be alarmed - first at their inability to see what is going on and secondarily for their motives to be willing to participate in this sexual violence.

Time will bring more of this to the surface. Just ooze is leaking out now. And this is a long and deep wound that does need to be lanced. No wonder so many US women are taking anti-depressants. They don't know how to be angry in US society.

Angry women are butts of jokes and still scare the heck out of men, and a lot of other women. But there is so much to be angry about in this country. Failure to express anger is keeping US women sick, and drugged. This is a unique US cultural curiosity.

Looks like if there is any word play out there it is Ayers and Obama using the same ghost writer for their "memoirs" ( both creative fictions), and what do the words Vera Baker really mean to BHO and MO?

10/12/2008 9:23 PM  
Blogger Sara De la Guerra said...

Ummm, just a joke. And if we are going there, getting your hand slapped from the Alaska legislature isn't without fact either. I hope you are as vociferous about the Muslim baiting and racist tone coming from Palin's supporters.

10/13/2008 6:40 AM  
Anonymous sa1 said...

Which line is funnier?

To the social conservatives,

"She's a pinup girl for people who don't believe in masturbating"


"She's a sexy dominatrix who'll beat you with the bible."

I don't care that she's a woman, what I find most offensive is her charcterization that the Average American is some sort of Redneck "Joe Sixpack" just because her husband and our loser president is. We've already suffered through 8 years of that mentality.

Obama beat Billery, the best of breed. That's enough for me.

(and I loved Clinton and would have been just fine with Hillery)

10/13/2008 8:37 AM  
Anonymous Clinton fan for Palin said...

The continual racist tone coming from the Obama campaign has long appalled me. Union job security that keep unfit Wooton on the job in Alaska appalls me.

A Alaska partisan witch hunt extrapolating motive ascribed to the Palins goes beyond the pale. No, I find little to fault in McCain Palin supporters because I refuse to apply a double standard only to them.

Yes, they are damn mad and I don;t blame them one bit. Obama divided the Democratic Party beyond repair and his lies and attacks and smears directed at McCain Palin will permanently divide the rest of the country.

His only economic policy it to create a vast welfare state while detroying the productive class - read the analysis of his fraudulent "95% tax reduction" scheme today in the Wall Street Journal.

Obama campaign, particularly online, has been clearly racist, sexist, hateful and base -- yet you complain about a "tone" coming from some McCain supporters who stand up in public and can be identified at their own risk speaking their minds and taking their own consequences for exercising their freedom of speech shows you are not paying attention to the vitriolic depth of the Obama campaign because there is no comparison to the two acts.

10/13/2008 9:07 AM  
Anonymous Don Jose de la Guerra y Noreiga said...

I certainly agree with 'Clinton fan for Palin'...the energy Sarah engenders pro and con is a marvel of present day American Culture and I find it fascinating.

If you want to argue about the Alaska inquiry my dear neice, I am ready...

And no candidate should be obliged to explain their supporters...there are plenty of whackos on both sides...(and web sites too!)

Don't forget to vote.

10/13/2008 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Harlem supports Sarah Palin said...

Is America too good for a democracy? Howard Stern interviews Harlem residents:

At least it is comforting to know they are thrilled to get Sarah Palin along with the bargain.

10/13/2008 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Sheep said...

Palin is a woman, so obviously nothing, nothing at all else matters on who would be the next President!

10/13/2008 1:03 PM  
Anonymous Cautious Observer said...

I, an alpha male by most counts, have a very high opinion of women. I have absolutely no qualms whatsoever about a woman serving as Governor, Vice President, or even President.

However, when a major political party offers as their Vice Presidential candidate, a woman:

1. Who is unable to construct a coherent English sentence

2. Who claims living close to a foreign country gives her foreign policy experience, and

3. Who doesn't understand the cause of global warming, and beleives that dinosaurs and cavemen occupied the Earth simultaneously

3. Who can't name a single Supreme Court decision other than Roe v. Wade, which she opposes

....that, "my friends", is a joke.

It would be equally a joke if the four items above were describing a male candidate BTW. No one would dispute that. This has to do with a total lack of qualifications and experience, not really with gender.

I still find it interesting that Palin supporters attribute all criticisms of her to "gender bias", when so many of them would rabidly attack any Hillary Clinton supporter who tried to make a similar claim about attacks on Clinton.

Hypocrisy is alive and well in the USA.

10/13/2008 1:19 PM  
Anonymous Clinton fan for Palin said...

Cautious observor, you need to make up your mind on what Palin actually said and not some biased, pre-digested or highly edited reconstrution of what someone wanted her to say .....but she did not.

Nothing you list was ever uttered by Sarah Palin and even her answers are Excellent Politicalize, but without the uhs, ahhs, umms and telepromoter Obama always uses. That is the kid who cannot put a sentance together unless it is rehearsed and not specific to the question being asked.

The rest of us can see Gov Palin is one sharp lady and will be happy to have a team of depth and experience, courage and solid ethics in the Whitehouse.

Notice today how stock market went up along with McCain's poll numbers. It is a trend you can't fight.

10/13/2008 6:15 PM  
Anonymous sa1 said...

"Nothing you list was ever uttered by Sarah Palin..."

OK Clinton Fan you are obviously in as much denial as OJs lawyers. You have zero credibility as you cannot think beyond what's (not) between her legs. Try explaining the following Palinisms:

"It's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where—where do they go?"


"I know that John McCain will do that and I, as his vice president, families we are blessed with that vote of the American people and are elected to serve and are sworn in on January 20, that will be our top priority is to defend the American people."

DJ, What's to argue about the inquiry? It was done by mostly state republicans who found her actions unethical. Do you think you have some defense for her? Or do you just want to wave the flag ad nausium cuz your son's in the military and Obama wants to unemploy him?

10/14/2008 6:20 AM  
Anonymous Cautious Observer said...

Dear "Clinton Fan"

What are you talking about. I saw the entire interview (if you could call it that) with Katie Couric. I watched the entire VP debate, and made up my own mind based on what I saw.....

Why am I even arguing with someone who calls themselves a "Clinton Fan" and apparently supports Palin, a condidate who holds views that are in 100% opposition to what Clinton believes??

10/14/2008 11:23 AM  
Anonymous Cautious Observer said...

How about this gem right here, a direct quote:

"That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in. Where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. Um, helping, oh, it’s got to be about job creation, too. Shoring up our economy, and putting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions, and tax relief for Americans, and trade — we have got to see trade as opportunity, not as, uh, competitive, um, scary thing, but one in five jobs created in the trade sector today. We’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All of those things under the umbrella of job creation."

Not exactly the words of a nobel prize winner.....

This sounds more like someone trying to fudge their way through an oral exam on a subject they know almost nothing about. Clearly that is the case here....the difference being that this is who John McCain claims is the "most qualified" to be Vice President of the United States of America!! What does that say about his judgement?

I could pick random people off the street outside my office and probably 4 out of 5 could probably give a more coherent answer.

10/14/2008 11:46 AM  
Anonymous Don Jose de la Guerra y Noreiga said...

Admit it--my colleagues against Sarah Palin, you just want her to shut up...It annoys you that people like her.

You find it incredible that 20,000 people in Virginia want to hear her.

Is the electorate stupid, you ask?

She doesn't want to sit down and shut up.

In Alaska she was cleared of any problem firing Monegan...completely within her rights as Governor Branchwater said...

Branchwater also said she violated an ethics statute designed to stop legislators from profiting financially from their votes...her decision said Branchwater was biased by her destation of the trooper who want to shoot her father.

Show me the money she garnered because of she wanted to fire this idiot trooper...(How can anybody support this guy? Escapes me. It's a good argument in this debate for considering the problem with Unions)...

Sarah turned herself in and demanded a fair hearing with the Personnel Board...

So what's the problem with Sarah? Did you ever read what Andrew Jackson actually said? And he's the hero of Democrats...Can Sarah be worse than Andrew Jackson? I can think of other who don't rise to the intelligence of Sarah...

You are so self-satisfied SA 1!

10/14/2008 7:25 PM  
Anonymous Art said...

The only thing sharp about Sarah Palin is her eyeglass frames.

10/14/2008 9:47 PM  
Anonymous Clinton fan for Palin said...

Correction: you watched the edited interviews with Governor Sarah Palin, not the entire interview. Same with the Gibson interview. You can at least get the full transcripts of the Gibson interview online.

I saw nothing wrong with any of Gov Palin's responses. She was candid, wry, charming, intelligent and appropriately political. She saw where a question was going and took it where she wanted to take it. This shows intelligence and a deft handling of personal power. She is a chess player. Couric and Gibson were playing checkers, or even better Calvin Ball.

And this former captain of a state wide winning basketball team played it cool all the way through these sloppy and biased "interviews". All they wanted was to make her look bad, but they couldn't touch her.

But I saw plenty wrong was people's mockery and false interpretations of what in fact she did say. Thank you for the actual quotes because you can see the clear gap between what she said and what you said she said, ad nauseum from trite media hit pieces.

And if you are going to use quotes against someone as a weapon, why not use Obama's often nonsense replies when he is not using a telepromter and/or Biden's real and constant bloopers. Why are you only striking out against Palin? This is the mystery that belies your alleged generous intent.

But let's talk about something else. If you put SEIU Obama and Acorn into google, why do the exact same names and funding sources come up with every single "grass roots" organization that is linked to these three names.

Why does Chicago play such a large role in both SEIU and Obama's political fortunes. What is George Soros's agenda for America and why is he funding so many Obama front organizations.

Truly, when one man pulls the strings on so many Obama activities I would like to understand what he expects in return for this investment. Please enlighten me.

Obama is not a free agent, and the sooner you accept this the better. You are going to wake up with a hangover if Obama is elected. His life is a fraud. His nomination is a fraud. His campaign is a fraud. And his supporters all got drunk on this fraud. They shall wake up. But they never can claim they did not see this coming.

Too many people have learned to really hate Barack Obama and he brought this all on himself.


10/14/2008 9:57 PM  
Blogger johnsanroque said...

Here's an interesting quote from Christopher Hitchens--hardly someone you'd think was in the pocket of the liberals.


Christopher Hitchens endorsed Barack Obama on Slate on Monday, calling Palin’s conduct "a national disgrace” and writing: “Given the nasty and lowly task of stirring up the whack-job fringe of the party’s right wing and of recycling patent falsehoods about Obama’s position on Afghanistan, she has drawn upon the only talent that she apparently possesses.”


Note to Clinton Fan....

That "whack-job fringe" he's referring to is you.

10/15/2008 6:09 AM  
Blogger Happy Programmer said...

If Obama=Osama

Then why can't Palin=Stalin?

10/15/2008 12:34 PM  
Anonymous sa1 said...

"You are so self-satisfied SA 1!"

Indeed I am, mi amigo.
I certainly can't count on the religelous right wing nuts fo' satisfaction.

It struck me a couple of nights ago why Palin rubs me the wrong way. As I meandered through Gethsemane on my way to a friend's sukkah, we talked about a newly restored synagogue very near the Temple Mount.

Palinistas are just like the radical Haridim and the islamo-fascists. They cannot leave well enouhe alone. They will always find a way to push their religelous agenda on the public regardless of the cost to peace and prosperity.

You heard me...Palin is closer to Osama than Obama! McCain could have had my vote but he screwed the pooch with this VP pick. He might as well have picked Ann Coulter.

10/16/2008 7:57 AM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

As someone who walks his dog on the Douglas preserve several times a week, I thought this was hysterical. I think the same of Saracuda! You Betcha!

10/18/2008 1:49 PM  
Anonymous Cautious Observer said...

Regardless of what I think, it is interesting what Colin Powell had to say about Ms. Palin as a VP pick.

Apparently he thought it did not reflect too well on the state of J. McCain's judgement.

Maybe he got the Iraq/WMD thing wrong, but he is definitely correct on the Palin issue.

IMHO, Ms. Palin represents a much greater threat to our national security than any WMD that might be out there. She would erode us and take us down from the she might say "Sorta like cancer".

10/20/2008 1:12 PM  

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