Fox Nation’s “Pic of the Day” highlights Fox contributor Sarah Palin proudly supporting Chick-Fil-A’s anti-gay views.
Do Palin and Fox think they know “better than you as to what constitutes a marriage?”
Chick Fil A is a private company and they hold whatever values they want, but this is a great example of Fox News acting as an extension of conservative values and not a news organization.
Bonus Pic of the Day - Chick-Fil-A’s brand approval crashes:
Way to swing those numbers around, guys!
Sarah Palin encourages voter fraud, hates America.
Except she really doesn’t. She’s just being her incompetent self.
In her time championing all things Republican, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R) has traveled all over the country, popping up in the most surprising places. She’s even been spotted in Topeka, Kansas recently, bending ears in the state via a pre-recorded telephone message, asking for their support in… a Texas Senate race.
That’s according to Topeka Capital-Journal reporter Tim Carpenter, who actually received one of Palin’s recent calls for Texan Ted Cruz (R). Cruz is one of the leading candidates to replace Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchision (R-TX), who’s retiring in November.
“Hello, Texas!” Palin announces in a robocall heard in Kansas this week. “I’m Sarah Palin.”
“Ted Cruz is a true conservative you can trust to stand on principle and change the way Washington does business,” she continues. “Today, through May 25, please vote early for Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate.”
I want you to imagine what the Fox News and wingnut blogosphere headlines would be if a Democrat had screwed things up the same way. I think they’d look a lot like mine. Except maybe with an exclamation point. And the tone of the pieces would definitely be a mixture of outrage and panic (of course, everything rightwing media publishes is a mixture of outrage and panic).
That said, I say we treat Palin the same way she’d treat a lefty who did this — by calling for her to be sent to prison. Preferably Gitmo.
And let’s see what the rightwing media has to say about this terrible, terrible example of a public figure encouraging crime…
That noise you hear is crickets.
It really, really ain’t happening, but the more this sort of talk circulates in the fever swamps, the less flexibility Romney is going to have to pick a running-mate who is a general election (or White House) asset instead of an act of submission to movement conservatives and a nod to racial, ethnic or gender diversity. This is, after all, precisely how John McCain wound up giving the nation the great gift of permanent celebrity for Queen Esther of the Permafrost.
Vote for Newt. Annoy a liberal. Vote Newt. Keep this vetting process going, keep the debate going.
News Roundup for 10/7/11
-Headline of the Day-
“Michael Bloomberg tells Occupy Wall Street protesters to lay off banks.”
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has just about had it up to here with these darned protesters on Wall Street. Mike wonders why they gotta pick on the banks, instead of protesting the government — like decent ‘baggers do. Unfortunately, his reasoning is just one big ol’ sack-o-stupid.
“Everyone’s got a thing they want to protest, some of which is not realistic,” Bloomberg said during his weekly radio show Let’s Rap With Da Mair. “And if you focus for example on driving the banks out of New York City, you know those are our jobs… You can’t have it both ways: If you want jobs you have to assist companies and give them confidence to go and hire people.”
Because that’s what the protesters want, don’t let the total lack of any “BANKS GET THE HELL OUT OF NYC!” signs or anyone saying anything like that fool you. The whole thing is about driving those danged banks to New Jersey.
Mike also had some words for labor unions that have thrown their support behind the protests, telling them “their salaries come from — are paid by — some of the people they’re trying to vilify.” He’d have a point, except labor unions pretty much exist to hold employers accountable. Try using that argument on a picket line sometime Mayor, then enjoy all the open-mouthed “WTF, are you stupid?” stares you get.
“We’re just supposed to sit there and be silent while people get hurt?” asks Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers. “Is that what the mayor’s rationale is?”
Apparently so. Now go home, put on a three-cornered hat and pantaloons, and protest Obama — like a normal person.
Did I mention that Micheal Bloomberg is a gazillion-dollar Wall Street type? I probably should have. (Politico)
-I think you’ve run out-
The Republican Party is taking the news that Chris Christie and Sarah Palin won’t run pretty hard.
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I think you guys are stuck with the nuts you’ve already got. (Go Comics)
“Nearly Half of Americans Cannot Name A Single GOP Presidential Candidate.”
Kind of explains the previous item, doesn’t it? (Wonkette)
News Roundup for 10/6/11
-Headline of the day-
“Palin: Already Almost Forgotten.”
When Sarah Palin announced she wouldn’t seek the GOP nomination for presidency, she said she wasn’t going away, but that she would “continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets.”
To which former Bush speechwriter David Frum answers, “Um, probably not.”
“Sarah Palin’s political voice had dwindled well before she announced her decision not to run,” he continues. “Now it will sink altogether into inaudibility. She will be no kind of force in future national discussions. She will have no sway over party debates. She will retain some starpower for a little while longer. She may for another cycle or two be able to help certain candidates for certain political offices raise some money. Even that will fade within two more years or four. Her political career was brief, bizarre, and sordid. But now at least it is definitively finished.”
Seriously, this whole post is great. It’s like an obituary written by someone who didn’t like the deceased very much and wanted to get one last good whack in before they started shoveling in the dirt. He says she was a phony who was “never even a very good con artist” and that the people who fell for her bullshit were “people who passionately wished to be fooled.”
Sure, she’ll pop up occasionally, but for the most part she’ll sit in the green room with people like Glenn Beck and Ann Coulter, waiting for the calls for an encore that never come. I like to imagine her as a sort of political Norma Desmond (look it up, kids), rattling around a decaying mansion in the end, waiting for past glories to come again and keeping an eye on the Behring Strait through a big spyglass, in the event that Vladimir Putin pops his head up. There he is! It’s Putin! Max! Max! Call Fox News! I’m ready for my live feed, Mr. Hannity!
However it ends up, it’s over. Those fifteen minutes are finally up. Everything from here on out is epilogue. (FrumForum)
-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, President Obama’s here and he’s going to tell us all about fighting terr’ism! Yay!
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In the words of the great Walt Kelly, “We have met the enemy and he is us.” (MarkFiore.com)
“Sarah Palin’s Die Hard Supporters ‘Stunned,’ ‘Disappointed.’”
Wow. You mean both of them? (ABC News)
Stories to Watch: 10/5/11
Damn it’s beautiful today. Seriously. Now here’s the news…
Any residual reason for the media to give a damn about Sarah Palin dies, as she announces she won’t run for president. Try not to let it get you too down.
Meg at Cognitive Dissonance finds a good piece; Michelle Malkin claims that the Occupy Wall Street protesters are “99%” white — because that’s just such an oh-so clever thing to say. FoxNation.com gets all excited about the observation, runs it as a piece on their site, and chooses a photo that proves Shelly wrong to accompany it. How stupid do you have to be to believe the crap at FoxNation.com? If this is any indication, pretty goddam stupid.
99-percenters have a friend in Russ Feingold. There’s also some support coming from elected dems, but none of the names are extremely surprising.
Chicago traders are assholes.
Senate dems rewrite Obama’s jobs bill, adding a “millionaires’ tax” to embarrass Republicans who vote against it.
Lamest hit job ever: RedState attacks the reporter who started Rick Perry’s “Niggerhead” scandal by revealing “public criminal records in multiple states stretching across 4 time zones.” This crime spree consists in its entirety of bouncing a check, failing to obey a highway sign, and two counts of speeding. That ought to make that whole racism story go away right pronto!
You know how people are always saying that America’s won’t do the jobs migrant workers do? Turns out that’s pretty much on the money.
Finally, is it just me or is Michele Bachmann just slightly more incoherent than normal?
Stories to Watch: 10/3/11
Polling shows that most people expect Barack Obama to lose reelection. I look at the GOP field and I’m a lot less convinced. Still, polling influences polling, so don’t write it off.
How to talk to news media — in particular, Fox News. If you’re planning to ever protest anything, watch this and see how it’s done.
The Transportation Workers Union in NYC will go to court “in hopes of blocking New York City from forcing bus drivers to transport any Occupy Wall Street protesters after the New York police department commandeered at least three buses to take many of the 700 protesters off the Brooklyn Bridge this weekend.” The report says this will happen today, but no update and it’s getting late.
Bob Inglis argues at Bloomberg that dealing with global warming is the conservative thing to do. It’s a pretty solid argument, but I had a lot of trouble getting past this first paragraph: “Normally, the country can count on conservatives to deal in facts. We base policies on science, not sentiment, we insist on people being accountable for their actions, and we maintain that markets, not mandates, are the path to prosperity.” Don’t worry, you’ll stop laughing eventually.
Evidence that straw polls don’t mean shit; after Herman Cain wins a straw poll in Florida, an actual poll shows Mittens Romney has him by four points in the state. Bonus fun; Gingrich beats out Perry.
“Class warfare” ain’t what it used to be. The gazillionaires complaining about this can officially be called “whiners.”
Finally, Sarah Palin is nobody.