Posted on: November 24, 2010 11:09 AM, by Ed Brayton
The website Conservatives4Palin (apparently named by Prince) offers a top ten list of reasons why Sarah Palin is qualified to be president. Here's all you need to know about that list: "Ten years volunteer work in the Parent-Teacher-Association" is second.
Makes you wonder what #3 is, doesn't it? "Two years pro-life advocacy." But this is my favorite part. Number five on the list is "Two and a half years governing the largest state in America." Of course, it's the smallest state by population (or very close to it). Apparently, governing empty land is valuable experience. But this is the punchline:
As her state's chief executive, Palin not only oversaw 15,000 state employees and a $12 billion budget, she was immersed in the threats facing our nation as her state is the first line of defense against rogue ballistic and nuclear weapons that might be fired from North Korea or the former Soviet Union.
Now that's using creative language to make the fact that she can see Russia from her breakfast nook sound like serious preparation. She was "immersed in the threats facing our nation"? Seriously? They make it sound like she was manning a Patriot missile battery just waiting for a rogue ICBM to come flying by. But wait, it gets better:
wow, I was looking for my favorite old testament quote and found this on You Tube
Posted on: October 26, 2010 11:32 AM, by Ed Brayton
This may be the creepiest tweet ever. First the picture:
That's Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the proto-fascist lawman of Maricopa County, Arizona, and Sarah Palin. Now the caption:
I just got done welcoming Sarah Palin to our County. Had a nice chat and gave her a pair of pink underwear.
To quote the late, great Greg Giraldo: "I couldn't cringe any harder if I just saw my mom in a bukkake video."
Strange women flying about from Alaska receiving pink panties is no basis for a system of government.
Real Americans, Please Stand UpBy DICK CAVETT
All this talk about the mosque reminds me of two things I heard growing up in Nebraska.
I had a 6th grade teacher who referred to American Indians as “sneaky redskins” and our enemies in the Pacific as “dirty Japs.” This abated somewhat after I asked one day in class, “Mrs. G., do you think our parents would like to know that you teach race prejudice?” She faded three shades.
The rest of that year was difficult.
As a war kid, I also heard an uncle of mine endorse a sentiment attributed to our Admiral “Bull” Halsey: “If I met a pregnant Japanese woman, I’d kick her in the belly.”
These are not proud moments in my heritage. But now, I’m genuinely ashamed of us. How sad this whole mosque business is. It doesn’t take much, it seems, to lift the lid and let our home-grown racism and bigotry overflow. We have collectively taken a pratfall on a moral whoopee cushion.
Comment 7 by Richard Dawkins What an utterly brilliant film. Please help it to go viral. Who is the "Thinking Atheist"? Christianity may be only the second nastiest religion in terms of its actions, but it is surely the number one foul religion in terms of its defining theory. Richard
Thanks to AtheistMediaBlog for the link.
In the name of love and compassion, it's amazing the kind of damage religious parents can do to an innocent child.