Right Wing and Bitter, Right Wing and Bitter

I’m sorry, because you’ll be singing this all day:

152 replies
  1. 1
    ThresherK says:

    I can’t unhear it.
    Also, now I’m afraid to fall asleep, in the “Can’t sleep–clown will eat me” sense.

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    Eric U. says:

    @ThresherK: I’m pretty sure the republican clowns will harvest your organs if you fall asleep as per a tweet yesterday from Erick son of Erick. So there’s also that reason to remain wakeful.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:


    Sorry to be pedantic, but it’s “Also, too….”

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    Is there anything Sarah Palin can’t do?

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    Face says:

    It’s times like these that make me glad I’m not traveling abroad. Foreigners must be aghast at the fuck dumbedness of the American political system. How a Never Has Been and Never Really Was One can become the face of 1 of only 2 major polical parties is just mind-blowing.

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    sukabi says:

    Pretty sure there wasn’t much creative editing to get that result.

    Going to be interesting over the next couple of days to see what Donald does with this yoooouge, clASSY endorsement. It might finally put to rest if he’s running a serious campaign or if he’s just trolling the GOP and the rest of the country.

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    The Moar You Know says:

    It was the most truthful thing Obama has said (so far) about the modern conservative movement and boy, I guess it climbed right up their asses and stayed there, because they’re all still furious about it.

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    ThresherK says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: I love pedantry as much as the next guy, but if wasn’t afraid to fall asleep before, and I am now, doesn’t now belong in there someplace?

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    catclub says:

    @Bubblegum Tate: The last line in that article, that after her speech the Trump campaign wanted less to do with her, is tantalizing. Not making it clear at the next event whether she skipped out or they did not want her, should lead to hurt feelings.

    Here’s hoping.

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    sukabi says:

    @Bubblegum Tate: More than likely it was a mutually agreed upon decision, ie, Trump told her to go take care of her family issues and may have given her a wad of cash to GO DO IT!!!

    Win, win for both of them. Sarah gets what she’s really after, and Trump gets rid of her.

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    dlm says:

    I woke up to her screechy, incoherent speech on NPR this morning. It was not a good start to the day. I wish this woman would go back to her hole.

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    Hope says:

    I do live abroad, and yes, people think we’re batshit insane. And who could disagree?

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    jl says:

    @dlm: I wasn’t listening to NPR, but an extended sound clip of Palin seemed obligatory on the radio news this morning.

    Seems like she feels that she has to ever increase the crazy, the incoherent, and the screech to make an impression.

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    gogol's wife says:

    @The Moar You Know:

    Yes, can you believe it? It really hit a nerve.

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    Mike R says:

    @Hope: No one with a functioning brain, and a scintilla of knowledge of American politics.

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    Princess (now General) Leia says:

    NYT is reporting Trump campaign has said she’ll be his running mate…

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    dedc79 says:

    Take a look at Rubio’s 3-2-1 (Contact!) plan for the nomination. It is hilarious, mostly because the South Carolina part is pure fantasy.

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    Dork says:

    I find it unpossible that Trump’s campaign just decided after one day to ditch the bitch. Unless his advisors were all living in a hermetically sealed underground bunker in Antofagasta the past 8 years, they could not have possibly been the slightest bit surprised at the train wreck and media eye-rolling they were accepting by bringing the Yeehaw Yeti on board. No way they just gave up after one day of great media coverage.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Princess (now General) Leia: Someone put Omarosa on suicide watch.

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    Marc says:

    @Princess (now General) Leia:

    You’re Fired / I Quit.

    The perfect team! What dark sacrifices do we need to do to make it so?

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    msdc says:

    Nice to see La Divina Palin is still dining out on that one thing Obama said eight years ago.

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    peach flavored shampoo says:

    @Princess (now General) Leia: No way, unless the whole campaign is one big troll job. NYT is either snarking or has been hacked.

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    jl says:

    @Princess (now General) Leia: So, you put two unreliable sources together and what do you get?

    I don’t think that Trump campaign sources, even Trump himself, is reliable.Say whatever gets some free media.

    But, if that transpires, would make a Trump ticket even more unelectable, which is a good thing. So, I hope it happens if Trump is the GOP nominee.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:


    I should have said “Also, too, now….”

    Honestly, this language.

    A Babylonish dialect
    Which learned pedants much affect.

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    Germy says:

    LOLGOP ‏@LOLGOP 17h17 hours ago
    FUN FACT: Sarah Palin is in the middle of a run-on sentence she began the day before she was elected mayor of Wassalia.

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    Shell says:

    Was only able to watch a little of Palins speech. But it was fun to watch the growing expression on Trumps face, like “WTF is she talking about? Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea…”

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    Germy says:

    LOLGOP ‏@LOLGOP 22h22 hours ago
    Watching your party run off with Trump must be what it’s like to watch your bride leave the wedding reception with the DJ.

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    jl says:

    @dedc79: A 3-4-oblivion outcome is more likely in the first three.

    It’s like Rubio looked at the Rudy strategy, and decided that doing marginally better than Rudy would be good enough for the nomination. Odd reasoning, IMHO.

    Rubio may be grifting, or just a practice run. It seems like a campaign that is designed to look serious, not do badly enough to hurt him in subsequent years, but not to actually win anything.

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    Punchy says:

    @jl: “unelectable” is putting it mildly. That would be grounds for the RNC to pull Convention shenanigans and nommy the Rubio/Nugent ticket over Trump. Not only would Trump/Palin lose in assuredly historic amounts, it would (or should) cast the GOP as so absurdly unserious about governing that the Senate could flip, too. Could, would, should….sigh.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Princess (now General) Leia:


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    donnah says:

    It was so nice when Caribou Barbie’s career was back in the shadows. Now Trump has slapped some more lipstick and glitter on that pig and she’s reanimated. sigh.

    We will never be rid of her.

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    catclub says:

    This is wonderful!

    “Maybe the Tea Party isn’t splintered and weak,” wrote National Review’s Jim Geraghty. “Maybe it’s dead.” His colleague Charles C.W. Cooke wondered if the Tea Party had instead descended from movement to racket. “Today was the day that Rick Santelli’s famous yelp finally melted into populism and avarice,” he argued. “Today, at about 10 minutes past six, P. T. Barnum beat out Hayek for the soul of the insurgent right. Today, the rebels became the charlatans they had set out to depose.”

    He is only about 6 years late to THAT realization.

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    catclub says:

    @Germy: Wassalalia! I learned a new word. And I made it myself.

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    Matt McIrvin says:

    @donnah: Based on today’s news, it sounds as if the Trump campaign dropped Palin like a hot potato after that speech.

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    @Just Some Fuckhead:

    Is there anything Sarah Palin can’t do?

    Speak coherently.

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    Calouste says:

    @jl: At least Rudy was leading in national polls for a long time, with percentages sometimes in the high 20s IIRC. Rubio last lead the national polls last April or so, and hasn’t polled above 15%.

    Well, he has until May 6 to change his mind and start running again for his current sinecure.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Roger Moore: Just because you don’t understand Evangelical Wingnut doesn’t mean it’s incoherent.

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    dedc79 says:

    @jl: yeah i’m predicting 3-3-4-spend more time with family.

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    Punchy says:

    @Matt McIrvin: An alternate explanation is that her family is incapable of staying out of jail, and Baked Alaska had to go front some scratch to keep her ammosexual spawn from making love to his cellmate.

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    chopper says:

    @Princess (now General) Leia:

    god doesn’t love us that much.

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    peach flavored shampoo says:

    the Yeehaw Yeti

    I like this. However, I cant believe we’re back to inventing new nicknames for this trollop.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: If I never see or hear the “also, too” construction for the rest of my natural life I will be quite content.

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    dedc79 says:

    @Calouste: At which point he’ll have to explain why the good people of Florida should reelect him for a job he never showed up for, admitted he hates, and claims to be pointless.

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    chopper says:




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    catclub says:

    Here is a sentence that I still cannot quite figure out.

    If a nontrivial percentage of culturally conservative white voters no longer sees a meaningful connection between limited government and their values, interests, or even livelihoods, that’s going to be a problem for the right that outlasts Trump.

    It appeared in The Week. I _think_ that ‘limited government’ is the placeholder for ‘drown government in a bathtub’
    that the libertarians profess. But I am not sure.

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    chopper says:


    seriously. this needs memeing.

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    @Just Some Fuckhead:
    Excuse me. She can’t speak coherently in English.

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    NonyNony says:

    @Princess (now General) Leia: CNN is reporting that Trump is dodging that question – he claims he “hasn’t thought that far ahead yet”.

    First thing to come out of his mouth in years that I actually believe.

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    Hungry Joe says:

    Authentic tundra gibberish.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: AOT, K.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @catclub: Anyone hired by the National Socialist Review is a bit slow. Six years might be generous, too.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Matt McIrvin:
    Pity. The Donald and La Sarah would have made a good match, having in common that not-too-common combination of popular appeal and a complete lack of readiness for public office.

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    peach flavored shampoo says:

    @chopper: I dont get it. Why is that misspelling (pronounciation?) funny?

    /old and clueless

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    trollhattan says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead:
    Just one: drop that crank pipe.

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    trollhattan says:

    @peach flavored shampoo:
    It’s an over-the-top clever use of echolalia.Reason the umpteenth I keep coming to this joint, despite the lousy beer selection.

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    Germy says:

    What will Obama do after the White House?

    Could Obama — a former president of the Harvard Law Review who will be 55 years old as he starts his post-White House life — be tempted by the high court?

    “I think being a justice is a little bit too monastic for me,” he told The New Yorker in October 2014. “Particularly after having spent six years and what will be eight years in this bubble, I think I need to get outside a little bit more.”

    The example of the two Democratic presidents before him — Carter and Clinton, who both launched foundations that are respected beyond America’s borders — could serve as a guide for Obama.

    Persistent rumors also suggest he could be interested in teaching courses at Columbia University in New York, where he studied in the early 1980s.

    “I love teaching. I miss the classroom and engaging with students,” he told The New Yorker.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @chopper: I’m doing my part. I dropped it (with credit to catclub) over at Wonkette.

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    Bubblegum Tate says:


    As a DJ, I resent the comparison.

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    catclub says:


    Well, he has until May 6 to change his mind and start running again for his current sinecure.

    1) He won in 2010 – not a Presidential year – against turncoat Crist. This year is likely to be tougher.
    2) He has promised he will not run again. I think I will take his word on that.

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    Humboldtblue says:

    @catclub: That’s very good.

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    Calouste says:

    @dedc79: Rubio doesn’t have to explain anything to the good people of Florida, because they won’t vote for him. He also doesn’t have to explain anything to the bad people of Florida, because they would vote for a dead raccoon as long as it has an (R) behind its name. Of course, there will be other candidates in the GOP Primary, but Rubio could carry over money from his presidential campaign and PACs to his senate run and blow them out of the water.

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    trollhattan says:

    I’m plowing through the transcript [why, I cannot begin to explain] and there are so many delightful chalupas del Palin I simply can’t pick a favorite.

    Trump’s candidacy. It has exposed not just that tragic the ramifications of that betrayal of the transformation of our country, but too, he has exposed the complicity on both sides of the aisle that has enabled it, OK?

    Well, Trump, what he’s been able to do, which is really ticking people off, which I’m glad about, he’s going rogue left and right, man. That’s why he’s doing so well. He’s been able to tear the veil off this idea of the system. The way that the system really works and please hear me on this. I want you guys to understand more and more how the system, the establishment, works and has gotten us into the troubles that we are in — in America.

    The second graf reminds me of live Janis Joplin performances when she’d halt mid-song to rap. Believe she was on heroin at the time.

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    ruemara says:

    @peach flavored shampoo: glossolalia – the phenomenon of speaking in unintelligible tongues

    Wassalalia – Palin speech.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @dedc79: I believe that escape route is closed as Rubio has already indicated he’s not running for reelection. All that remains now is to see if the Democratic Party of Florida can fumble away a chance to gain a senate seat by nominating Alan Grayson.

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    Brachiator says:

    Trump and Palin next to each other … The new American Gothic.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @trollhattan: It’s all the same fucking day, maaaaaaaan!

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    Mike J says:

    @trollhattan: I thought it was a variant of glossolalia, speaking in tongues.

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    ThresherK says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: That’s from ‘enry ‘iggins’ song, ain’t it? Good call!

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    gbear says:

    It’ll be interesting to see, if Trump has really dumped Sarah, if Cruz tries to get her onto his team just for the spite of it. I wouldn’t put it past Cruz.

    My guess is that Trump dumped her because he was pissed off that her son was making headlines for battery at the exact moment that he was raving about her great family. Haha. Oopie.

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    Mike J says:

    @trollhattan: Have you ever read the last words of Dutch Schultz?

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    JPL says:

    @gbear: She’s introducing Trump now. Guardian is streaming it, but I decided not to watch.

    According to the Guardian, she blamed her son’s arrest to PTSD which was caused by the President treating Illegals better than veterans.

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    HinTN says:

    @peach flavored shampoo: echolalia is a psychosis wherein the sufferer repeats everything said before/to them. I’m still failing to diagnose wtf Wasillalia is but we sure know what it looks like (and can laugh and point).

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @JPL: I have one word for that explanation of her spawn’s behavior.


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    HinTN says:

    @trollhattan: oops, should have kept reading instead of jumping in. glossolalia was also to the point.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    If Der Donald dumped La Sarah because Track was becoming an embarrassment, Le Ted* would have to be really stupid to pick her up on the rebound. So, of course, I could certainly see it happening

    * Since he.’s Canadian

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    The Moar You Know says:

    At which point he’ll have to explain why the good people of Florida should reelect him for a job he never showed up for, admitted he hates, and claims to be pointless.

    @dedc79: He’ll win in a landslide.

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    JPL says:

    @Villago Delenda Est: Track had pre PTSD for the indiscretion that occurred before he entered the military.
    I blame Obama for that also.

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    gbear says:

    @JPL: Gah. Of course she is. Of course she does. I’ll just shut up now…

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @JPL: Jesus Christ, she’s worse now than yesterday!

    PS: Note to Adele’s lawyers — you need to issue a cease and desist order on the Trump campaign stat!

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Bubblegum Tate:

    I honestly had never heard that referred to as an “Irish goodbye.” I’ve heard it called “taking French leave,” but I read a lot of historical fiction.

    Having Irish relatives and having married into an Irish family, I think people have it backwards. An Irish goodbye is saying goodbye and then never fucking leaving. Seriously, the family at G’s cousin’s wedding lingered so long after the official end of the reception that the hotel staff started vacuuming the room … AND THEY STILL DIDNT LEAVE. Eventually, the staff gave up and let people leave on their own. (It was at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, so they’re fully staffed 24/7 for the casino.)

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    Mnemosyne says:

    D’oh! I accidentally used a forbidden word. Will a kindly front pager release me from moderation, please?

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    JPL says:

    @Betty Cracker:
    From the Guardian..

    A lot of this speech is the same as yesterday in Iowa. “No, we won’t chill. In fact it’s time to drill, baby, drill down.”……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    Of course, having taken the trouble to write that kind of line, it would be a shame only to use it once.

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    Princess (now General) Leia says:

    Why would Trump not select her as his VP? Who else would he choose?

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    JPL says:

    @Princess (now General) Leia:
    Carl Icahn Vice President
    Sarah Palin Department of Education

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @JPL: The whole thing seemed to be a regurgitation of 2008 applause lines.

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    Princess (now General) Leia says:

    @JPL: ANd the Captain that crashed the Valdez will be head of the Dept of Energy!

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    Chris says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead:

    Yeah, win a national election.

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    It’s an over-the-top clever use of echolalia.

    I assumed it was actually a reference to glossolalia, aka speaking in tongues, which Palin’s speech sometimes resembles.

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    JPL says:

    @Princess (now General) Leia: Since Trump doesn’t drink, it makes sense that someone has to bring the liquor. Good choice.

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    nutella says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    Since he.’s Canadian

    There were unsubstantiated rumors that Sarah was born in Canada, too, back when she was running for VP. It would be funny to have a double-birther team.

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    vhh says:

    @Punchy: You can dream, but if the Dems nominate the affable, pure thinking ol Uncle Bernie, within 24 hours we will be back to 1930s Germany. The GOP will turn Bernie into a wild-eyed, senile 75 year old Communist class warrior out to nationalize our Medicare, banks, and everything else, increasing the overall net tax rate to 90%. Dem office holders will rush to join Democrats for Trump to proclaim their patriotism. Trump will vow to make English the only official language of the US, and Christianity the state religion. Mobs will cheer the news, and then rush out to burn down mosques, synagogues, and Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu temples. Once the GOP controls all the branches of government, they might finally give us Single Payer with permanent banning of abortion and contraception for unmarried people.

    Think it can’t happen here? Go to Youtube and watch Triumph of the Will, Leni Riefenstahl’s propagandasm about the 1934 Nührenberg Nazi party rally. The Führer flies over the city in an airplane and is greeted by enthusiastic crowds at the airport and along his motorcade route. The introductory speakers exalt him and how he is Making Germany Great Again. He calls for national unity and hard work to rebuild the economy and a society free of class warfare. .

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    Chris says:


    Handpicked McCain stooge Sarah Palin now gonna tell us all about fighting The System (maaann). LOL.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Princess (now General) Leia:
    According to Wikipedia, Joseph Hazelwood still has his master mariner’s licence, although he hasn’t captained a ship since that incident.
    ETA: He might make a good Secretary of Transportation.

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    Peale says:


    she blamed her son’s arrest to PTSD

    If true, fuck her, fuck her children, fuck everyone in Alaska for voting for her and everyone who follows her on Twitter and who interviewed her with throwing vomit in her face. Seriously. Fuck her.

    (I blame my outburst on having to get up in the morning and go to work).

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    trollhattan says:

    I think we can have ALL THE LALIAS, Katie.

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    sparrow says:

    @vhh: You glossed over the part where Germany was in the throes of a really crushing depression, 1 million unemployed, practically no imports, a famine, a depreciating currency, and people physically weak with hunger and seeing no way out. Americans may not be better than Germans, but I don’t think this situation is remotely parallel.

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    trollhattan says:

    @Betty Cracker: @Chris:
    Heh. Maybe Sarah can tour with Kris Kristofferson. She could use her mad skilz to flag a diesel down.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @JPL: He deployed to Iraq two months before the 2008 election.

    Somehow his PTSD is Obama’s fault.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:


    No! Actually, it’s by the 17th-century English poet Samuel Butler (I had to double-check, because I always think it’s Alexander Pope).

    From the same source, Butler’s Canto I:

    For rhetoric, he could not ope
    His mouth, but out there flew a trope;
    And when he happen’d to break off
    I’ th’ middle of his speech, or cough,
    H’ had hard words,ready to show why,
    And tell what rules he did it by;
    Else, when with greatest art he spoke,
    You’d think he talk’d like other folk,
    For all a rhetorician’s rules
    Teach nothing but to name his tools.

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    Peale says:

    According to the Guardian, she blamed her son’s arrest to PTSD which was caused by the President treating Illegals better than veterans.

    I’m so tired of this meme. Really tired of it.

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    JCJ says:


    Seriously. Fuck her.

    Not with your (if male) or anyone else’s schlong, especially my own!

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @sparrow: For 27%, having a blah President is damn near the same thing.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    A Donaldish twist on “Both sides do it”.

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    Matt McIrvin says:

    @Peale: I’m still seeing people blaming veteran homelessness on Obama, even though veteran homelessness has dramatically dropped specifically because of Obama administration policy. And, yes, it somehow has something to do with illegal immigrants.

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    Litlebritdifrnt says:

    Ireland called they want their Banshee back.

    Did you guys see MJ this morning? Mika kept wanting to talk about Palin and Joe was so embarrassed he wouldn’t let her. It was hilarious. When Chuck Todd started talking about Palin’s endorsement Joe was just shaking his head.

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    Matt McIrvin says:

    …And, whoops, I guess this means Trump hasn’t dropped Palin from his rallies.

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    JPL says:

    @Amir Khalid: Normally Trump and Palin just disgust me, but today I am feeling out and out hate.

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    catclub says:

    @Matt McIrvin: Another achievement undersold. That is a very big Biden deal.

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    Peale says:

    @Matt McIrvin:Please list the social groups who have more wussies and whiners than Right Wing Veterans. The police unions may be a distant second.


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    Cacti says:

    I know everyone here will be shocked to learn that Sarah Palin has blamed her son’s girlfriend beating activities on Barack Obama.

    ETA: Is there no end to the nefarious powers of the hapless community organizer?

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    beltane says:

    OK, I’m in Italy right now, and I can honestly say we’ve managed to make Italian politics look staid and respectable. Heckuvajob GOP.

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    Peale says:

    @JPL: yep. I’m on the verge of typing a word that will get me banned.

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    scav says:

    @Peale: Well, Responsibility, Parties, sometimes all that Bitter-Bible-Clutching-In-A-Bottle-Blond-Battles means it’s all that other guys fault, Big Government Obama jackbooted thugs coming in and interfering in Christian family relationships too, which is not what we’re about, and what are the Second Amendment and Founding Fathers About if you can’t Clutch and Wave guns at law enforcement?!

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    Germy says:

    Saw this fine poem on LGM:

    Roger Ailes says:
    January 20, 2016 at 2:52 pm
    There once was an ex-Mayor of Wasilla
    Who said, “Trump’s totes the rill dill. Yah
    Betcha, him and his Trumpteers
    Ain’t no pussyfootin’ queers
    Squirmish, ass-kick, okey, Donny, I’ll bill ya!”

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    According to Wikipedia, Joseph Hazelwood still has his master mariner’s licence

    That’s a bit of a surprise, because I thought you needed a certain number of hours at sea every year to maintain your credential.

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    beltane says:

    @Cacti: In the old days that woman would have been referred to as a shameless hussy.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Someone on FB, re Palin’s endorsement speech: “It’s like a crossword puzzle exploded in her mouth.”

    Love it.

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    trollhattan says:

    @Gin & Tonic:
    If so, hopefully as the literal figurehead affixed to the bow.

    “Tell us if you spot any shoals, Joe,”

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @scav: You’re good.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @catclub: Wasillalia, haha. WIN.

    {Do people still say that? Such win so [emoji].}

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    The Golux says:


    It’s an over-the-top clever use of echolalia.

    Echolalia is “the unsolicited repetition of vocalizations made by another person”. However, palilalia is repetitions by the same person, which also fits, and has the advantage of coming from the Greek root pálin, which is just too perfect.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @trollhattan: I’ve looked at that Wikipedia article and I’m a little skeptical. It says, with no reference, that he never had his master mariner’s license “revoked.” But a USCG master’s license is only good for 5 years. You have to renew it by submitting a drug test, undergoing a Homeland Security check and attesting to 360 days at sea in the preceding 5 years.

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    Peale says:

    @Cacti: Fuck him. Maybe she should spend some of that hard earned media whoring money she got over the years on treating her son rather than on her oxycontin fix and camo shoes.

    Poor, poor, multimillionaire. Poor, poor multimillionaire.

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    scav says:

    @Gin & Tonic: Still lacks the true hidden essence of chaos, complexity and babble. I think I could reduce it and solve. But one can still dream of surfing the fractal front of textual elements. , ,

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    Chris says:


    I am mightily tired of The Troops being the excuse for why we can never do anything for anyone (illegals, minimum wage workers, etc) because no matter their situation, The Troops had it worse and should get all the attention first. (Even though that attention vanishes as soon as The Troops no longer have leeches and moochers to be compared with).

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    Tom Q says:

    @Mnemosyne: Agree here. In my fairly large Irish family, whenever a group of us is leaving, we say to allow half an hour for the Irish Goodbye.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    Greg Sargent ‏@ ThePlumLineGS 11m11 minutes ago
    Just amazing. New Pew poll finds 56% of GOP voters think Trump would make great or good president:

    @Tom Q: me too, it was just a couple years ago that I heard slipping out unnoticed is “the Irish good-bye”, in my family it as as you Mnem describe. Though the story is that my grandfather left his parents’ home for the US without telling them, leaving his brother and sister to do it for him, and that was pretty typical from what I understand, since the assumption was that they’d never see each other again. I wonder if that’s what it refers to (he left in ’25 or so, went back around thirty years later. HIs mother was alive but his father had died).

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    Gravenstone says:

    @trollhattan: Ho-leee shit! Those are actual words that tumbled forth from the Palin’s yap? I do believe I will continue with my conscious and active evasion of any and everything she chooses to utter. What little sanity I may have left will doubtless thank me.

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    trollhattan says:

    The well is deep and of Flintlike quality. As a famous drunk lady used to say, “Let us savor.”

    He, being an optimist, passionate about equal opportunity to work. The self-made success of his, he, you know that he doesn’t get his power, his high, off of O.P.M, other people’s money, like a lot of dopes in Washington do. They’re addicted to O.P.M., where they take other people’s money, and then their high is getting to redistribute it, right? And then, they get to be really popular people when they get to give out your hard money. Well, he doesn’t do that.

    Sarah is lecturing us on getting high, so I suppose this is actually in her wheelhouse.

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    JCT says:

    @Princess (now General) Leia: He was talking up that nitwit Scott Brown recently. This whole thing is like very bad performance art.

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    I scanned the chyron quickly and read “AMES, IA” as “AMNESIA” in front of the Trump name (scrawled in big blue letters- that’s TRUMP!) In case it was missed. I think my initial visual impression was right on the mark…

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    ed_finnerty says:

    @Shell: i thought the same thing

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    Matt McIrvin says:

    @Peale: Videogamers.

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    Mike J says:

    @Matt McIrvin: That depends on if you define videogamers as “people who play video games”, who tend to be pretty sane and normal, or “people who insist that ‘gamers’ are a distinct culture”, most of whom tend toward being neither of those things.

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    Matt McIrvin says:

    @Mike J: The latter. Though we can perhaps expand it to “people who post a lot on videogame-related Internet forums.”

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    Hoodie says:

    @trollhattan: So I guess declaring bankruptcy and stiffing creditors doesn’t qualify as OPM..

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @trollhattan: @Hoodie: or the campaign funds she took to Nieman-Marcus for some fancy new big city duds

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    PaulW says:


    Apparently Barack Obama had Track brainwashed while in the military so that Track will go all secret assassin whenever anyone asks him to pass the time with a little solitaire.

    Either that or Obama used his Star Trek teleporter to get over to Alaska and put a samurai sword to Track’s head forcing him to punch his girlfriend and go DUI while possessing a gun.

    This is where blaming Obama for EVERYTHING gets ridiculous to the point where every human being has to HAS TO point at Sarah Palin and tell her how wrong she is.

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    PaulW says:

    @Mike J:

    It’s a clue where he hid the Oak Island treasure.

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    jl says:

    @trollhattan: Can you figure out whether Palin did booze talk from dope talk from meth talk from barb talk? If so, can you figure out two and three way combinations?

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    farthestnorth says:

    I suppose it shouldn’t surprise me that our former half term governor followed up her deranged remarks last night with something even more stupid and offensive this morning, but Yikes! Blaming Obama, even obliquely, for her effed up kid’s latest eff up? Please go away, though now that she has had a whiff of media attention again I imagine she will get increasingly bombastic, if that is even possible.

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    jl says:


    ” The Troops had it worse and should get all the attention first. ”

    And how come the ‘Troops had it worse’? What political party used them like shovels until the handle broke and the blade bent, because, well, because, they could do that?

    I remember patriotic GOPers who love to prate about the Warriors, when the Bush-Cheney disaster sent them off on endless and repeated deployments, saying that those chumps signed a contract, and they could be used just as the ruling class damn pleased that they be used. So, they should shut up and do it. No matter what it is.

    The F them attitude was pretty blatant as I recall, when people started complaining about unreasonable demands on the ordinary troopers. They may have been glorious Warriors, but they were still disposable ‘lesser’ people.

    Edit: which doesn’t excuse Track if he did beat up someone, threaten them with a gun, and then fall apart and get all suicidal, if the news report I read is correct.

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    blueskies says:

    @The Moar You Know: Sorry to be dense. What was it that Big O said that pissed off the conservatives?

    Edited to say: Duh. How could I forget. Holding on bitterly to their guns and bibles or something like that, right?

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    jl says:

    @blueskies: probably the ‘they cling to their Bibles and their guns’ comment Obama made to some campaign volunteers back in 2008. I’m pretty sure that is what Palin was referring to.

    Maybe it’s just me, but I have read the whole Bible and I have shot plenty of guns in my time, but I took no offense. But then, I am not ‘clingy’ about them either.

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    nellcote says:

    full quote in context:

    “But the truth is, is that, our challenge is to get people persuaded that we can make progress when there’s not evidence of that in their daily lives. You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

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    tones says:

    @Roger Moore: and makes more sense as well as the bonus of rhyming…

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    tones says:

    @jl: I would like it to include : endless deployments all the while fighting in congress to lower the benefits they are entitled to when [if] they actually return.

    The whole time they were patriot warrior-ing they were trying to gut the benefits.

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    MaryRC says:

    @JPL: After her son’s girlfriend called the police, he called them himself to say that his girlfriend was drunk and they should ignore her.

    Did PTSD make him do that, Sarah?

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    boatboy_srq says:

    @Eric U.: According to the tweet, the Son of Erick merely knows what it’s like to prevent a bathroom fixture from sleeping after it has donated an organ…

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