Why Is Sarah Palin Still Relevant?

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For some god-forsaken reason we live in a world where Sarah Palin still has a platform. Palin posted a delightful post on her Facebook page comparing Planned Parenthood to the Confederate flag and asking which group “killed more black babies last year?” This comes after the Center for Medical Process, an anti-abortion group, posted “undercover” videos against Planned Parenthood.

Team Blackness talked the waste of space that is Sarah Palin, the smearing campaign of Planned Parenthood by the right, and more of #TheEmptyChair.

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103 replies
  1. 1
    Amir Khalid says:

    As long as America has Tina Fey, no one need fear Sarah Palin.

  2. 2
    JimBucksbury says:

    Q: “Why Is Sarah Palin Still Relevant?”

    A: Team Blackness talked the waste of space that is Sarah Palin

    She’s posting on her Facebook page. Ignore it and she disappears.

  3. 3
    DCrefugee says:

    Since when does Sarah Palin, or any other Rethuglican, give a damn about black babies?

  4. 4
    kc says:

    Just wait til President Trump makes her Secretary of State.

  5. 5
    aimai says:

    @JimBucksbury: No she doesn’t. And at any rate she basically speaks what the Republican Id wants to say so monitoring her is simply a leading indicator of what they are saying and sharing on their facebook pages. This is actually kind of an important thing to realize–when I talk to a non political person about Trump or Palin I’m able to explain why they are significant, why they still have fans and supporters, because I do pay attention to them. They are not going away if we don’t pay attention–they and their party are here to stay, wrecking the country. So we need to keep informed about them and keep holding them and their voters accountable.

  6. 6
    Another Holocene Human says:

    I see Imani’s essay is getting retweeted:

    http://rhrealitycheck.org/ablc.....r-twitter/

  7. 7
    barry says:

    African American infant mortality rate in USA is close to what you find in Uruguay and nearly double the rate of white infant mortality.

    And that is mainly due to infant mortality rates of African Americans in the Old Confederacy where they don’t believe in a federal role in health care.

  8. 8
    Amir Khalid says:

    You can’t say Sarah Palin’s irrelevant, when the Republican party’s front-running presidential candidate says he wants to make her a Cabinet Secretary.
    ETA:
    @kc:
    Pout.

  9. 9

    @DCrefugee:

    Since when does Sarah Palin, or any other Rethuglican, give a damn about black babies?

    They don’t. They care about anything that can be used as a cudgel against liberals. They care about the concept of black babies, because they can be used to attack Planned Parenthood, but they don’t give a damn about the living, breathing article.

  10. 10
    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Amir Khalid: You’ve probably left earlier threads, but it appears that Russia has just vetoed the UNSC resolution calling for an international tribunal on the MH17 incident. It’s now clear why: they know who was responsible. Red Star TV (the Russian army TV) is reporting that it was a CIA agent named David L Stern, working as a reporter for the BBC. Thought you should know.

    For those who are concerned, the former NBA commish is David J Stern, not L.

  11. 11
    Jeffro says:

    For some god-forsaken reason we live in a world where Sarah Palin still has a platform.

    Yeah, but that platform is shrinking by the day…most candidates run from her endorsement, she even had to close shop on her own channel (I guess it’s not quite the grifting opportunity she thought it was).

    Just ’cause the Donald would like to “tap” her doesn’t mean she’s relevant…remember, he is around 70, she probably appears young to him. And even billionaires have bucket lists…O_O

  12. 12
    Archon says:

    @barry:

    There isn’t a pro-life conservative in America that would lose a minute of sleep over hearing about our disproportionally high black infant mortality rate.

  13. 13
    Germy Shoemangler says:

    I found this interesting:

    http://boingboing.net/2015/07/.....d-her.html

    It breaks down where all the money goes:

    Less than 4% of SarahPAC’s overall expenditures went to candidate contributions, even though the PAC’s appeals for funds makes a big deal about how contributions will be used to “fight against the liberals like Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders,” or “stop the illegal invasion,” or help “defund and investigate Planned Parenthood.”

  14. 14
    Tenar Darell says:

    Yeah. Between this and the indictment of that murdering cop in Cincinatti, think I’m going to go back to fanfic.

  15. 15
    Germy Shoemangler says:

    Sarah is burning through that PAC money:

    $230,250 on consultants, including $80,500 to longtime aide and PAC treasurer Timothy Crawford

    $139,932 on direct mail, produced by conservative fundraising firm HSP Direct

    $128,482 on postage, printing, and related supplies

    $82,213 on travel and accommodations, including airfare, hotels, car and SUV rentals, travel agents, and taxis. The Waldorf Astoria in New York City ($4,562) and Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas ($797) were two particularly pricy line items. The $3,854 SarahPAC paid a New York–based limousine company came on Feb. 19, right after Palin appeared at the staging of Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary special, where she sat in the audience next to musician Taylor Swift.

    $48,000 on speech writing, mostly to Aries Petra Consulting, a small limited liability company registered in Virginia and based in Los Angeles

    $37,354 on Internet fundraising through Austin, Texas–based Harris Media LLC, which works for numerous conservative politicians

  16. 16
    aarrgghh says:

    sarah hasn’t been relevant for a long time. she is still imitating human noises, though.

  17. 17
    Culture of Truth says:

    What platform? She’s on Facebook. I only heard about what she said from this site.

  18. 18
    jl says:

    SATSQ:

    Trump said words that included ‘Palin’.

    And, it’s a free country, so almost anyone can have a platform, the question is how many pay attention to it, and also relevant here, Trump.

  19. 19
    proterozoic says:

    Do these people realize that each one of those 90,000 fetuses had a woman around it that actually made the decision to go & get an abortion, or is that just not a factor for them?

  20. 20
    trollhattan says:

    The next time Sarah Palin cares about the fate of black babies will be the first.

  21. 21
    trnc says:

    Another totally made up number by VSP*. We don’t know how many abortions there were last year because 2011 is the last year for which statistics are available.

    *Very Serious People

  22. 22
    catclub says:

    @kc: HHS. John Bolton gets State.

    ETA: Chuck Norris gets DHS.

    Chuck Conners gets Defense.

  23. 23
    Shakezula says:

    @DCrefugee: Since they forget they’ve told their followers to hate anyone with brown skin.

  24. 24
    Another Holocene Human says:

    @Gin & Tonic: Nice little anti-Semitism in there, too, like in the grand old days of the Tsar.

  25. 25
    Amir Khalid says:

    @Gin & Tonic:
    The Russian veto is no surprise at all. They know damn well the trail leads back to them. If I were the CIA and I wanted to shoot down a plane over Ukraine, I’d infiltrate the people who had the missile launcher. Not the BBC.

  26. 26
    srv says:

    Brilliant mememarketing shows Sarah is still relevant. You better get with the Trumpmentum. Trumpublicans agree:

    Patrick Murray, Director of the Monmouth University poll, said his surveys show Trump’s negatives declining from 55 percent in June to 41 percent in July.

    “I’ve never seen that kind of a change in just one month for someone who was so well-known already,” Murray said. “Usually it takes a scandal or heroic act for people to change their underlying opinions that dramatically. All he did was announce he’s running for president.”

    “This has gone on longer than I expected,” said Murray. “I though after the McCain comments, voters would start looking at other candidates, but he’s survived. I think it’s evidence he’s really tapping into something.”

  27. 27
    Betty Cracker says:

    Sarah who?

  28. 28
    Benw says:

    To Rick Santorum they’re blah babies and who cares about that kind of baby?

  29. 29
    Gravenstone says:

    @Amir Khalid: Ho-leee fuck! And I thought KC was just snarking. I swear, comments like that make me think Trump really is just having one over on the whole country, for a laugh (and to feed his ego).

  30. 30
    WereBear says:

    An excellent post on the reality behind Palin’s allegation:

    No, the African American Womb Is Not More Dangerous Today than during Slavery

  31. 31
    Gravenstone says:

    @catclub: Neat trick, since the latter Chuck has been dead for 23 years.

  32. 32
    shell says:

    Just ’cause the Donald would like to “tap” her doesn’t

    Like a maple tree for sap? Ewwww.
    *************

    Well no, Sarah.Thru out history maybe the Confederate flag/racism hasn’ t killed that many black babies. But its certainly killed a hell of a lot of their parents.

  33. 33

    I’m guessing that the number of black babies saved by Planned Parenthood’s low-cost prenatal care and well baby care programs dwarfs the number of abortions requested by black women, but of course forced birthers don’t want to discuss the other women’s healthcare that PP does since it would show that there is a major gap in women’s healthcare that no one else is willing to try and fill.

  34. 34
    ShadeTail says:

    Sarah Palin isn’t relevant, Mr. White. She isn’t relevant in the slightest. So stop paying attention to her.

  35. 35
    shell says:

    Trumpmentum. Trumpublicans

    The dumbest coined words Ive heard in awhile.

  36. 36
    Chris says:

    @JimBucksbury:

    Have to say I agree with this. Nobody gives a fuck about Sarah Palin anymore, even right wingers who’ve found a new shiny object in Trump.

  37. 37
    Another Holocene Human says:

    OT: I just can’t take today. It’s not the news, it’s that I’m in pain from working four 10’s. And it’s too hot outside to take a nice walk.

    AND my high energy in-laws will be here this weekend. The house is not showroom ready, too much going on and I fucked up trying to hang curtains, will have to try over but I don’t have the energy for this shit right now.

    I’m in bare minimum mode. It’s sad, but that’s where I’m at. Meh.

  38. 38
    Another Holocene Human says:

    I actually did get something accomplished early in the day. Unfortunately it was a sit-down with a local Repub, and now my brain is trying to sort it out and go through self-cleaning cycle. Kind of effs with my ability to get anything else done.

    And my hands just hurt.

    I’ve been craving soda for the last 2-3 days like I have a cold, too.

  39. 39
    the Conster says:

    Sarah looks like shit. As a woman of a certain age I can say that. She’s lost whatever shine she had, and she’s got nothing else to offer anyone because she’s a complete pathetic dumbass who can no longer trade on her looks.

  40. 40
    Another Holocene Human says:

    @ShadeTail: idk, she seems poised to take over Michelle Malkin’s place in the twitters, since Malkin has withdrawn so much

  41. 41

    @proterozoic:
    That is the most important factor to them. A major racist belief is that black women are too stupid, lazy, lustful, and irresponsible to exercise any restraint in having sex, resulting in an epidemic of unwed mothers. Since black women are so lazy and selfish, they would rather get abortions than plan ahead and avoid getting pregnant. The other side of this coin is that they believe a lot of black women are getting pregnant so they can collect bigger welfare checks, but there’s no conflict in these beliefs because racists don’t expect blacks to make logical, consistent decisions.

    This isn’t, and never was about the babies. In this case, it’s about painting black women as murderers whose own lives are valueless because they’re murderers, white Christians as being the only truly good people whose lives should be worried about, and Planned Parenthood as a group that spends the money of good white Christians helping blacks lead easy, wasteful, criminal, evil, animal lives.

    EDIT – I want to make a disclaimer very clear: I am using disgusting, harsh descriptions because conservatives believe disgusting, harsh things. I find these opinions loathsome, but it’s important to not give racists fig leaves of decency they don’t deserve.

    @Germy Shoemangler:
    Palin might or might not believe her own bullshit, but she is first and foremost a selfish, short-sighted grifter (who got lucky). This is the woman who brought her family in to steal everything from the green room of a fashion show she was invited to as a special guest. If she’d waited two hours, they’d have given her that stuff. The show organizers were horrified and disgusted.

  42. 42
    the Conster says:

    OT – lion killer fucktard closed his practice. Hopefully that’s the best thing that will happen to him today.

  43. 43
    catclub says:

    @Gravenstone: Are you suggesting that Trump knows the difference?

  44. 44
    dogwood says:

    @efgoldman
    TBogg often refers to her as “mamacita oso”.

  45. 45
    rikyrah says:

    she has to get her grift on.

  46. 46
    Bokonon says:

    The culture war progrom against Planned Parenthood continues to soldier on, exactly as planned and according to schedule. Just in time for the election.

  47. 47
    Ian says:

    @barry:
    Or any kind of healthcare.

  48. 48
    chopper says:

    sarah! would prefer it was 90,000 pregnant moms, apparently.

    oh, you have a deadly infection and a stillborn fetus? too bad, bitch, you’re dealing with it.

  49. 49

    Why Is Sarah Palin Still Relevant?

    FTFY.

  50. 50
    catclub says:

    @Bokonon: A little early. ISIS and Ebola were much better timed in 2014.

    (I should adjust that depending on how the timescale of hearings works out. Rapid surrender in order for something not to drag on can work. I am not recommending that here.)

  51. 51
    ruemara says:

    @srv: hate veins run strong, rich and full

  52. 52
    Joel says:

    Donald Trump is a Sinclair Lewis character come to life.

    The question is whether he’s Buzz Windrip or Elmer Gantry.

  53. 53
    Belafon says:

    They need to ask God why He terminates half of all pregnancies.

  54. 54
    The Moar You Know says:

    OT – lion killer fucktard closed his practice. Hopefully that’s the best thing that will happen to him today.

    @the Conster: Next step and only acceptable outcome in all this: he is eaten by a lion.

    ETA: FUCK. He has NOT closed his practice and has no intentions of doing so. He is closed for the week.

    I’d love to sign up as a new patient and bite his fucking fingers off.

  55. 55
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    It’s typical of the really stoopid thinking of the hypocritical bint that is Sarah Palin that she’d post something both inane and untrue like this.

  56. 56
    worn says:

    Why Is Sarah Palin Still Relevant?

    My guess is that those with access to well-viewed media platforms continue, despite good common sense, to keep on giving her mention. Brian Eno said it best in a documentary I saw many years ago: “Attention creates value”

  57. 57
    PurpleGirl says:

    (1) She doesn’t care about Black babies.
    (2) Her daughters could use instruction from Planned Parenthood about responsible sexuality; it’s evident that she can’t teach her daughters any thing in that area.
    (3) And Bristol is a slut — what I mean by that is she knows nothing about being responsible. She WAS engaged and evidently had unprotected sex with someone other than her fiance and conceived another child. I’d like to know if any man touches her does she just have sex with the man? The girl needs a lot a help.

  58. 58
    piratedan says:

    what worries me, is if old irrelevant fucks like Krauthammer, Will and Kristol keep getting gigs, how long will this nitwit continue to be a festering boil upon the ass of US Politics

  59. 59
    slag says:

    Focusing on Palin is a distraction from the larger problem here, which is, once again, using the issue of dehumanization of black women to further dehumanize black women.

    It’s the “grownup” version of grabbing your sister’s hand and yelling, “Stop hitting yourself! Why are you hitting yourself?”, while you smack her with it.

  60. 60
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    I for one hope both Sarah Palin and abortion are front and center in the eventual nominee’s campaign. Has a GOP nominee been upfront about it since Reagan? Old man Bush used the “my wife is pro-choice” wink-and-nod, I agree with the wingers who didn’t believe Bob Dole gave a fuck (and who booed Colin Powell at the ’96 convention), Junior was reported (quietly) to have two different paragraphs in his stump speech on abortion, one for cameras, the other for invitation only events, McCain and Romney, both I think from the elder Bush/Dole model, pretty much mumbled and changed the subject.

    @PurpleGirl: The girl needs a lot a help.

    She strikes me as unhappy and she is unpleasant, and I think both qualities can be traced back to her mother.

  61. 61
    Another Holocene Human says:

    @PurpleGirl: No no no, you see sluts plan to have sex. That’s why they carry protection.

    Only a pure, godly ever-Virgin has an unexpected pregnancy. A moment of weakness in between all the praying and aspirin-wrangling.

  62. 62
    Another Holocene Human says:

    @slag: That shit on #tcot about slavery times is as enormously disgusting and inappropriate as Huckabee going Godwin over the Iran accord.

    No, conservatives, shut the fuck up about slavery! You were wrong before you even opened your mouth because you’re ignorant, arrogant, and your one Black friend doesn’t respect you enough to tell you the truth to your face.

  63. 63
    RaflW says:

    A little late to this particular display of snowbilly stupid. But, y’know, black women need a white woman to save them from their Planned Parenthood attackers.

    Oh, wait. Planned Parenthood takes phone calls and sets appointments, so I’m pretty sure the women who go there are not being assaulted. Plus, also, Sarah Palin is a shitheel who I am pretty damn sure doesn’t care about the fate of black women or their babies. Or did I miss her campaigning for more prenatal care funding, better schools, more job opportunities and less discrimination for black folk in America.

    Yeah, I don’t think so.

  64. 64
    Another Holocene Human says:

    @RaflW: Good time for a little reminder that outcomes for Black infants and mothers are faaaaaaaaar worse in the US than for whites.

  65. 65
    trollhattan says:

    @The Moar You Know:
    It’s quite an accomplishment to get the whole globe angry at, and mocking you.

  66. 66
    slag says:

    @Another Holocene Human: Last I heard, it takes at least two people to make a baby. Why Bristol insists on sleeping with these irresponsibly slutty men is her psychological cross to bear. And what’s up with these kids’ irresponsible parents?

  67. 67
    Belafon says:

    @Another Holocene Human: Someone should ask Hercules how well that worked out for these children.

  68. 68
    slag says:

    @Another Holocene Human: Luckily, racism is over so they don’t even have to worry about whether or not they’re being racist. Problem solved.

  69. 69
    Another Holocene Human says:

    @Belafon: Kevin Sorbo? He is a RWNJ.

  70. 70
    Another Holocene Human says:

    OT or is it: http://jezebel.com/reports-on-.....1720816360

    Edited. This graf says it all:

    The New York Times investigated this discrepancy, quoting leading forensic toxicologist Dr. Nikolas P. Lemos, who stated: “If you’re a woman with all that T.H.C. parked in your fatty tissue, after death it leaks out and contaminates the adjacent blood, so it artificially elevates the measured concentrations in blood.” According to Dr. Lemos, the report’s findings reveal “nothing about impairment, nothing about use in jail, nothing about when she took it.”</blockquote

  71. 71
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Another Holocene Human: I always like to read the occasional article about the Republican fund-raisers featuring conservative “stars”. It’s a fun memory challenge to place the names. Kelsey Grammar never shows up, probably because he’s afraid the rest of them will hit him up for loans.

  72. 72

    Actually, Sarah, neither of those symbols killed anyone; symbols just sit there. Also, too, a fetus is not a baby, so the claim that Planned Parenthood kills babies is nonsense.

  73. 73

    I don’t know why Palin is still relevant and I don’t care. She is a troll, paying her attention rewards her behavior.

  74. 74
    Kevin Nay says:

    @proterozoic: @proterozoic: Do you realize there weren’t 90,000 abortions at PP last year. Stop repeating the exaggerated number as though its fact.

  75. 75
    Mike in NC says:

    I really do hope that Tina Fey is going to write a screenplay that would have her playing Secretary of State Sarah Palin. It would be an awesome movie.

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    gorram says:

    By providing affordable perinatal care, how many Black lives does Planned Parenthood save from abortions that would otherwise be financially coerced or medical problems that would be overlooked because of the institutional anti-Black racism in our society, often represented by the Stars and Bars?

  77. 77
    Gimlet says:

    @Gin & Tonic:

    Link to phone conversation. No way to know for sure if it’s valid

    http://www.pressbox.co.uk/Gove.....04679.html

  78. 78
    Chris says:

    @piratedan:

    what worries me, is if old irrelevant fucks like Krauthammer, Will and Kristol keep getting gigs, how long will this nitwit continue to be a festering boil upon the ass of US Politics

    Probably a long time, but like Krauthammer, Will and Kristol, she’ll be someone that that part of the American public that doesn’t follow politics closely (i.e. the majority) doesn’t even remember. Her days as the Republican Party’s pop star are gone.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @gorram: Do not ask nuanced questions like that of Our Sarah. It makes her feeble brain hurt.

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    Chris says:

    @Another Holocene Human:

    That shit on #tcot about slavery times is as enormously disgusting and inappropriate as Huckabee going Godwin over the Iran accord.

    No, conservatives, shut the fuck up about slavery! You were wrong before you even opened your mouth because you’re ignorant, arrogant, and your one Black friend doesn’t respect you enough to tell you the truth to your face.

    Yeah, that’s the other thing that pisses me off about this. It’s not JUST about dissing abortion – it’s just as much about minimizing the Confederacy, and a middle finger to those people who (after 150 years) are finally discussing it honestly because hey, you people are so silly, that was long ago and who cares, when what you should really be caring about is THIS?

  81. 81
    Chris says:

    @Another Holocene Human:

    It was actually a very sad moment when I discovered that as a grown up. I goddamn loved that show.

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    @Gimlet:

    No way to know for sure if it’s valid

    I’ll just go right out and say that is not a direct transcript of a native English speaker; no native speaker talks that way. It appears to have been translated from another language by a somebody who has English as a second language. I suppose it’s possible that it is a result of a double translation, but no American would speak the way the person in that “transcript” does.

  83. 83
    JPL says:

    We need a new thread because I think Sarah is evil.

  84. 84
    JPL says:

    Since Kasich, the moderate one, called Blockbuster to remove Fargo videos from their stores, we could discuss what other movies he might ban.

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    Tommy says:

    I am somewhat grateful for Sarah. Got my mom to vote for a Democrat for the first time in her life. My mom cusses like once in a blue moon and she was like Palin is fucking shit all stupid. I just said, yes, yes she is.

  86. 86
    Schlemazel says:

    @Tommy:
    I really am pulling for a Trump/Palin ticket in 16. I assume they will lose badly but if they don’t it will speed the end of human life on the planet & I’m OK with that too.

  87. 87
    Tommy says:

    @Schlemazel: People here are often confused with how my parents vote. Dad still votes Republican. Yet he is pro-choice. Against invading Iraq. If people of the same sex want to get married, so be it, none of his business what other adults do.

    People are how can he vote Republican?

    Honestly I am not totally sure but he does. Palin was just too much for my mother. You get a Trump and maybe the same thing happens with my father. Sure the Republicans might be shoring up their 18-22% base of the Tea Party but they are losing people like my parents.

  88. 88
    Kay says:

    @Roger Moore:

    Actually, Sarah, neither of those symbols killed anyone

    Weird how the woman disappears completely isn’t it? It’s like that in the statutes too. Poof! She’s gone and it’s all the physician and the child. They mention the mother again at the end but only as an afterthought- if she’s dying she must be considered.

    She should say what she really thinks. If she believes babies were killed then she believes the mother(s) did it. They’re grown women. They walked in there under their own steam and they have all the agency of any other adult human being. But she can’t say that because that would be admitting women have the capacity to make a choice.

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    A guy says:

    Because she’s hot and there’s an underground conspiracy to keep Tina Kay’s career alive . Cause without Sarah Tina would be a nobody

  90. 90
    A guy says:

    Fays

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    dww44 says:

    @Mnemosyne (iPhone): Perhaps this has been answered already, but how would one confirm those numbers in Sarah Palin’s tweet? Is 90,000 aborted AA babies a good number? Seriously unless we, all of us, don’t coalesce and pushback against the smearing of Planned Parenthood it will go the way of ACORN. How can we fight back in a meningful visible way, aside from donations to Naral, etc.

    It’s not enough to say Palin is irrelevant as she can still do damage. Fox, Palin, et al, are just demonizing a worthwhile woman’s reproductive health resource.

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    trollhattan says:

    @A guy: @A guy:
    Tay/Fays makes and is worth orders of magnitude moar money than the Wasilla Meth Queen, which is all you folks measure success by, so by that metric Tina is the Winnah. Bet she knows who fathered both her kids, also, too.

  93. 93
    A guy says:

    Never heard of Tina till Sarah. Enough said.

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    J R in WV says:

    @catclub:

    A friend and neighbor has a tiny dog, 2 pounds of dawg and another pound of fuzz.

    Named the little dog, who is really sweet, Chuck Norris~! ;-{0

    Really funny! Chuck Norris loves Andy, who does heavy construction. I don’t think Chuck Norris gets to ride on Andy’s lap when he’s at work, even though he’s the boss.

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    It’s ironic that Sarah Palin wants to defund Planned Parenthood. If she and her family availed themselves of their services, she might be vice president. Oh wait…

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Gimlet: Yeah, um.

    The transcripts purport to be of telephone conversations between David Stern and some unidentified person. The supposedly linked audio files are actually just one audio file, of the purported July 4 conversation, no audio of the others. Except the party in that conversation that is, according to that transcript, David L Stern, sounds nothing at all like the David Stern that has actually appeared on BBC, and is easily findable on YouTube. And the transcript is not actually what either of the two people said in the conversation, according to the audio file — it’s reasonably close, but far from exact. And the “columnist” Caleb Gilbert who posted those transcripts on pressbox doesn’t appear to actually exist anywhere in print.

    So I’m going to call BS, if that’s OK with you, before you give gin-based cocktails a bad name here.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Roger Moore: Should have read all the comments. As I pointed out to Gimlet, I listened to the one audio file available, and the transcript isn’t what they are actually saying. The audio sounds like actual English speakers, the transcript seems like it’s been translated to Russian and back.

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    C.V. Danes says:

    I dunno. Which symbol stands for black apartheid, bitch.

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    Gravenstone says:

    @dww44: 90k would be roughly 2% of all live births in the US. And African Americans make up just over 13% of the population. Assuming births are uniformly distributed across all racial demographics (they’re likely not, but for sake of argument), that means roughly 520k of those births are to AA women. So 90k would mean nearly 20% of all AA pregnancies are being terminated. Pure, unadulterated bullshit. Of course, we’d expect nothing less from Failin’ Palin (or whomever is feeding her that number).

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    Joseph Nobles says:

    @proterozoic: Nice one. Consider it stolen. :D

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    AxelFoley says:

    @efgoldman:

    She’s like the little, fading, shrinking dot when you shut off an old fashioned CRT TV: ignore it and it goes away

    LOL, damn. I remember those TVs.

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    Paul in KY says:

    @Tommy: Just get him to sit out the Presidential election (vote for lower races, but not for President). Getting him NOT to vote for a Republican is a win here.

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    Paul in KY says:

    @A guy: She was nationally known loooong before Snowbilly Snookie ever hit our national consciousness.

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