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Rolling Thunder Rally did not actually invite Sarah Palin

28 May

Remember how during her governorship Sarah Palin could never successfully tell anyone where she was going to be at any given time? That’s still happening! In Sarah Palin’s imaginary snowbilly iceverse, she can show up any time, anywhere and the troops will demand she bestow Her Words upon them as their Fairy Grifter Queen. Except that no, that is not how things work. Whoops! Palin’s schedulers (Piper Palin with Magic Markers) decided to start her touring field trip at the Rolling Thunder rally to support troops and veteran’s issues and then forgot to actually call the Rolling Thunder rally people, who are predictably annoyed she is trying to co-opt their event.

“It is a big distraction because my phone’s been ringing off the hook ever since she did that,” says Rolling Thunder spokesman Ted Shpak. “We’re not political. This is not a political event. We don’t want — you know, maybe she’s coming because she knows we have a half a million people in town and thinking she can start her — you know, it’s just the way it came out, she was saying we endorsed her. We’re not endorsing anybody, and she’s not speaking on our stage.”

Poor Sarah Palin, she just wanted to go to your nice rally for one minute so she could say all these people showed up to see her. Is that so much to ask?


[Crooks and Liars / Mediaite]

Has feminism gone too far? Part I

15 Jan

There is an important question in feminism that is not addressed enough by the mainstream media: Has feminism gone too far?

MSNBC, our favorite bastion for liberal-approved news, is up to the task.

F. Brinley Bruton takes on our question with an article about the Julian Assange case, because the arrest of Julian Assange is nothing if not a litmus test for how feminism plays out its objectives in our lives. Has feminism gone too far? he asks. Let’s strap in and see:


LONDON – Polemical filmmaker Michael Moore seems in no doubt that dark forces are behind the rape and sexual molestation accusations leveled against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in Sweden.

Ooh! The specter of conspiracy is always kind of exciting. That would definitely be going too far for feminism, wouldn’t it? Global conspiracy is likely in cahoots with feminism, according to Michael Moore. That would definitely mean feminism has gone too far. Is he going to say Michael Moore thinks feminism has gone too far? Next graf:


“Governments and corporations go after individuals … they go after people with this kind of lie and smear,” Moore told MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann. “This is all a bunch of hooey as far as I’m concerned.”


Look, It’s Michael Moore, angry, talking about the Evils In The World. Is feminism one of them? He doesn’t say. But wait, I thought Michael Moore made a few mistakes during this interview regarding the facts of the allegations against Assange. Well, that doesn’t really need mentioning. It’s not relevant to our title question. Maybe he’ll get to that next:  Continue reading