Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hey, LOTS of People Have a Campaign Ad, a Campaign Movie and a Campaign Bus, Just for Shits

At least according to the totally impartial management at FoxNews:

While her just-announced national bus tour would seem to place Sarah Palin a step closer to a 2012 presidential run, her bosses at Fox News are not yet ready to cut ties with her.

“We are not changing Sarah Palin’s status,” Bill Shine, executive vice president of programming for Fox News, said in a statement Thursday.

Posted by StrangeAppar8us on 05/28/11 at 10:27 PM
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OPERATION STEALING THUNDER, OR JUST A SPAT WITH TED SHPAK

Roll, Roll, Roll

Relax, everyone! Operation Rolling Thunder board member Ted Shpak was just misinformed when he expressed dismay that Inanity Jane would be kicking off her traveling medicine show on the Mall, where it just so happened that half a million vets on bikes were converging with a purpose unrelated to promoting Alaskan banana oil.

Sarah was invited, by a retired board member who at the point of an off-camera moose rifle allowed as how he’d taken it upon himself to ask the Grisly Mama, news which somehow hadn’t reached the ears of the guys in the organization who actually, you know, are on the board. So just pipe down, OK? Schpak’s concerns that America’s Backstreet Driver (™Strange Appar8us) would be a fifth wheel and knock the event off-balance are entirely meritless, now that we know she was officially given an unofficial invitation, because you know, when there’s a chance to promote herself on the backs of our fallen heroes, you don’t have to ask Sarah twice! Or possibly, even once.

It could have been worse, after all. It could have been her running mate.

Posted by Mrs. Polly on 05/28/11 at 02:01 PM
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RIP Gil Scott-Heron


The Revolution Will Not Be Televised by mallox

Another good one gone.

Posted by StrangeAppar8us on 05/28/11 at 08:58 AM
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Friday, May 27, 2011

Palin: What Israel Needs Is a Failed Islamic State with 80 Million People on its Southwestern Border

It’s official: She’s a bloody fucking genius:

Should we be borrowing money from China to turn around and give it to the Muslim Brotherhood?

Given that we are running massive deficits and are drowning in more than $14 trillion in debt, and despite not knowing who will rule Egypt until its election this fall, this strange strategy may be the end result given President Obama’s announcement that he is committing $2 billion to Egypt’s “new government.” It’s part of a $20 billion foreign aid package laid out with the Group of 8 countries in Europe today.

Glad to see she’s abandoned her support for Israel’s national security.

Actual G8 package and rationale here.

Posted by StrangeAppar8us on 05/27/11 at 07:06 PM
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Republicans Unveil Children’s Primer of Job Creation

Now we denizens of Rumproast have had a little fun with some of the Pubbie’s prior plans.  There was the momentous, widely heralded “Road to Recovery”  which seemed to largely follow the dynamics of the underwear gnomes’ road to profits!!  Mostly through unspecified roads to cutting taxes, cutting spending and drill, baby, drilling!

And after that came the “Pledge to America”.  Which pledged to cut taxes, cut spending and drill baby, drill!  Oh, and missiles.  Missiles were in there too.

But the Repubs have learned to listen to wee the peepuls and they know that what peepuls are worried about right now is jobs! And mainly LACK THEREOF!  So, as a party of responsive politicians who are responsive to the concerns of their constituents (well unless you’re talking about Medicare but never-mind-about-that-now) the responsible party of responsive leaders has issued The House Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators”.*  Only I can’t give true justice to that title because I don’t know how to ramp the font on this thing up to ginormous.  Which is how the Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators was able to be stretched out to a whopping 10 pages.  Pictures, too.  Lots of pictures inserted.  In fact page 4 is just one giant picture.

And arguably the use of huge fonts and lots of pictures is not a bad strategy for this document as it semi-disguises the fact that, guess what?  This latest Republican Plan has nothing to say except cut taxes, cut spending and drill baby, drill.  Because that will create sooooooooo many new jobs.  Just like it did all through the Bush administration. 

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Posted by marindenver on 05/27/11 at 03:46 PM
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More Star-Spangled Happy Horseshit from the Suzie Flagfucker™ Kommonsense Kitsch Kollection

After watching this inspiring piece of shameless self-promotion, I don’t just want to wrap myself in Old Glory…I want it in me.

Posted by StrangeAppar8us on 05/27/11 at 01:56 PM
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Iowa Shrugs - “Palin: The Movie” already a clunker?

The barely awaited million-dollar Palin docuvertisement at which we’ve been laughing our socks off in anticipation looks like it’s going to hit a similar snag to the cult flop Atlas Shrugs unless there’s some devastatingly cunning strategy behind its release during the hastily cobbled together Tragical Blustery Tour.

It’s all very well producing a movie, but how do you get it before the eyes of an eager audience, let alone an unconvinced one? The Demoines Register isn’t encouraging:

“Typical political movies don’t do two cents at the box office,” said Brian Fridley, a co-owner of R.L Fridley Theatres Inc., which has 22 locations and 89 screens in Iowa. “No one cares but the Kool-Aid drinkers, whether they’re on the right or the left.”
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Some Republicans in Iowa have said they’ve written off a Palin candidacy, partly because of her lack of activity here.

But volunteers not affiliated with Palin continue to feverishly organize support throughout the state on her behalf.
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Denise Mahon, owner of the Varsity Theatre near Drake University in Des Moines, said no one has approached her about running the picture, and she has little interest in it. But out of curiosity, Mahon called her New York distributor today to try to track down details about where in Iowa the film will debut.

Fridley, who described himself as an independent-thinking Republican, said he hasn’t been asked to carry the film — and won’t unless film tracking surveys show it would be popular. “We give films priority as to what’s going to do business at the box office and what are good films we’d like the public to see that may have been looked over,” Fridley said.

Fridley said he personally finds Palin “annoying.”

“Why would you do a movie? Are you going to judge your candidacy on whether people want to see the movie or not?” he said. “I think she really shot herself in the foot when she couldn’t put up with the pressure as governor. How is she going to be as president? If she’s under pressure, is she just going to resign?”

Unless Fox makes the arguably illegal move of airing it, which given its length alone is pretty well out of the question, expect it to debut to the faithful few in some hastily hired venue yet to be announced, then probably go the samizdat route via Youtube before sinking without trace.

But the Register did manage to find one person who was enthusiastic:

Avowed Palin supporter Richard Rogers, 61, of West Des Moines said he was excited about the film.

“It’s likely to be helpful because I think a lot of people are confused or unaware what really was happening when she returned to Alaska after the 2008 campaign,” said Rogers, a professional pilot and regional director for Polk and Story counties for the national grassroots group Organize4Palin. “It will kind of be a second introduction.”

The people who’re most confused about what was happening when Palin returned to Alaska after being soundly trounced in the election are her remaining fans. If the media get behind it, it may gain some legs just because it’s Palin and stories about her always attract eyes, but it should also invite scrutiny of the many other threads that remain as yet unraveled from the heaping pile of fail that was Palin’s half-term as semi-detached governor, a number of which are dozing dogs she might be better advised to let lie.

h/t Politicususa

Posted by YAFB on 05/27/11 at 09:29 AM
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If The Cops Don’t Getcha, The Yarn Bombs Will

New York! You’d better have a plan, know where you’re going and how to get there and not fall by the way-side, or else things may happen to you. Strange things. Colorful things. Woolly things.

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Meet the “Yarn Bomb.”  (link h/t: Strange)

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Oh noes, looks like this one’s coming down with a case of the crochet too!

These bits of incendiary yarnwork were quietly parked in the Financial District, where I discovered them last week, during such thoroughly moist weather that they seemed as much fungal growth as art piece.

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Posted by Mrs. Polly on 05/27/11 at 06:11 AM
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

CA Republican Pol Has Innovative Solution to Global Warming

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Clear cut the rain forests.

And no, I am not kidding.  So, I’m not a scientist, did not take any but the basic science classes in school, and even I know that trees don’t give off carbon dioxide, they absorb it.  They give off oxygen.  Oxygen=good stuff.  Clear cutting the rain forests=dumb stuff.  People of California, vote this moron out please.  I’m tired of the rest of the world laughing at us.

Yrs Trly

marindenver

h/t

Posted by marindenver on 05/26/11 at 05:55 PM
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Could This Be the Magic at Last?: Palin to Announce Some Damn Thing at 3:00

From GretaWire:

See below…does this mean she is running?

Per Cameron:

Sarah Palin will announce a bus tour at 3pm today.

It will be in connection with the Rolling Thunder festivities in DC this Memorial Day weekend, either starting or ending with the festivities at Rolling Thunder.

Nice weather. Friendly crowd of veterans. Washington backdrop. Plus, now that the movie’s out of the bag, she pretty much has to quit Fox or admit it’s all a joke, so why not?

[UPDATE:] Never mind. She’s just going to start running for President in a way that doesn’t derail the Money Train. Rush just confirmed it on his radio show. Bus says “One Nation Under God” on the sides.

[UPDATE:] Oh, for fuck’s sake. Does this woman have no shame? And shouldn’t that read “Me the Palin”?:

Posted by StrangeAppar8us on 05/26/11 at 12:41 PM
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Rumproast World Flash: Palin Surpasses 3 Million Fans on Facebook

Game over, dude, game over! The war was lost sometime last night.

There was supposed to be some major “Money Bomb” action when she hit the three million mark, but for all her fans know she’ll be handing their money over to Herman Cain or Tim Pawlenty, once she discovers the joys of a “resort-style” backyard with an in-ground pool. Mama Grizzly lives BIG, bucko.

Posted by StrangeAppar8us on 05/26/11 at 10:17 AM
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Hannity Previews Palin’s Vanity Documentary, “The Undefeated”

Whoa. If they want me to watch two hours of this shit, there’d better be an open bar.

Posted by StrangeAppar8us on 05/26/11 at 08:40 AM
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Thursday Morning Junk News

♦  Bristol Palin’s Jewish mom upset she’s dating a schvartze.

♦  US Dept. of Justice threatens to impose No-Fly Zone over Texas.

♦  To hell with courts: Orly Taitz issues subpoena in Birther civil case, signs it herself.

♦  More Birther madness: Dogged investigator discovers that embossed seal on Obama’s COLB is only “raised” on one side!

♦  Sharron Angle drops out of special election for open Nevada House seat. Notes without irony that “the Special Election is making a mockery of the election process.”

♦  New Progressive Alliance releases first 2012 recruitment video.

Posted by StrangeAppar8us on 05/26/11 at 07:19 AM
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Revealed: Obama drunk in Ireland

The shame. The shame.

Posted by YAFB on 05/26/11 at 01:11 AM
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Free Dumb’s Just Another Word For No Shame Left To Lose

So after asshat Republican representative Bob Woodhall (R-Heartless) scolded the apprehensive woman whose employer didn’t offer healthcare to retirees for being a mooching moocher (“When do I decide I’m going to take care of me?”), so then what happened?

This:

He is going to be keeping his government healthcare instead of going to purchase the exquisite healthcare available through the revered auspices of the Free Market, Peace Be Upon It, because it’s FREE, just like he “went to Walgreens and bought Activon when I don’t have any arthritis pain. Because it’s free.”

Because doesn’t EVERYBODY, given the opportunity to snarf up all the swill in the government trough, just plunge their snouts right in and SUCK IT ALL UP?  SUCK ON, PROUD REPUBLICAN! 

Posted by Mrs. Polly on 05/25/11 at 03:11 PM
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