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Conservative Critics Rattle Sabers About ‘Ground Zero Mosque’

Right-wingers like Sarah Palin know that nothing gets Americans hot under the collar like some good old-fashioned wordplay. Take “death panels” as one recent example of fanciful rhetorical styling for political gain. Or how about this one: “Ground Zero mosque.”

Posted on Jul 22, 2010 READ MORE


Celebrity Cures All

Sarah Palin’s failed candidacy and her ascendance to the ranks of political celebrity were, it turns out, the best thing that could have happened to Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston.

Posted on Jul 21, 2010 READ MORE


Michelle Bachmann
AP / Charles Dharapak

Here Comes the Tea Party Caucus

The newly hatched tea party caucus in the House of Representatives, for which we all have Rep. Michele Bachmann to thank, is sure to be a source of curiosity for many—and derision for others. Haters can hate, but this won’t be a coalition of one, as Bachmann already had another recruit by Tuesday.

Posted on Jul 20, 2010 READ MORE



Big Oil’s War on Earth

Today on the list: The places that make the Gulf spill look like a national park, Elizabeth Warren (yay) vs. Timothy Geithner (boo), Syria bans the veil, and the strange things men pay prostitutes to do (as if you don’t already know).

Posted on Jul 19, 2010 READ MORE



Sarah Palin Refudiates English

Move over, George W. Bush, there’s a new language butcher and she’s on a tear. Sarah Palin loved her made-up word refudiate so much she used it twice—first in an interview and again on Twitter. Realizing she blew it, Palin corrected the word to refute but then used it incorrectly. Eventually, she compared herself to William Shakespeare and called it a day.

Posted on Jul 19, 2010 READ MORE


The NAACP and the Tea Party’s Flag-Burners

Good for the NAACP. We need an honest conversation about the role of race and racism in the tea party. Thanks to a resolution passed this week at the venerable organization’s national convention, we’ll get it.

Posted on Jul 14, 2010 READ MORE


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Bush at the White House
AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Team Obama Readies Rhetoric for 2012

It’s a good thing there’s still time yet before the Obama administration really has to kick into high spin mode for Campaign ’12, because White House spokesman Robert Gibbs’ early attempt at facing down the competition needs some serious work.

Posted on Jul 13, 2010 READ MORE


Palin

Palin’s Pitch: From Pit Bulls to ‘Mama Grizzlies’

Gone are the lipstick-wearing canines of Sarah Palin’s lyrical past—2010 is the year of the “mama grizzly” for the Alaskan She-publican and her female followers. If you haven’t seen this ad already, you can catch a glimpse of things to come ... (continued)

Posted on Jul 13, 2010 READ MORE


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Wikimedia Commons / Therealbs2002

Sarah Palin 2012: ‘Unstoppable’?

Like her or not, Sarah Palin isn’t leaving the national stage anytime soon if she and her devoted supporters can help it. But can they? Well, for his part, The Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan sees signs that Palin may ... (continued)

Posted on Jul 9, 2010 READ MORE


Bristol Palin

Another Made-for-TV Teen Mom Moment From Bristol Palin

Here we have a prime example of entertainment education, in which important messages about a real-life social issue are embedded in a television program that’s slightly more subtle than an after-school special. Starring Bristol Palin!

Posted on Jun 23, 2010 READ MORE


Palin
Wikimedia Commons / Therealbs2002

Palin to Emanuel: ‘U Lie’

Since when has Twitter become a valid platform for national political discourse? Maybe valid isn’t quite the word, but it seems like Sarah Palin has once again attempted to commandeer the online medium to her advantage ... (continued)

Posted on Jun 21, 2010 READ MORE


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Palin Gets Energetic About Obama’s Speech

Sarah Palin was at the ready, all coiffed and skeptical, after President Obama addressed the nation about the oil spill catastrophe Tuesday night. And guess what? She’s not buyin’ what he’s sellin’.

Posted on Jun 16, 2010 READ MORE



Palin’s Payday, Flotilla Folly and Priest-Love, All in One

Why shooting peace activists to death is a big deal—even in foreign policy circles, what priests’ mistresses think of celibacy, and how much public money Sarah Palin got paid to attempt public speech.

Posted on May 31, 2010 READ MORE


Experts Propose Plugging Oil Leak With BP Executives

“We’ve tried containment domes, rubber tires and even golf balls,” said William Cathermeyer of the National Oil Leakage Institute, a leading consultancy in the field of oil leaks. “Now it’s time to shove some BP executives down there and hope for the best.”

Posted on May 30, 2010 READ MORE


There Goes Palin’s Neighborhood

I’m with Sarah Palin on this one. Her new neighbor, it turns out, is author Joe McGinniss. Coincidence? I think not. McGinniss wrote an unflattering profile of Palin for Portfolio magazine last year, and he’s now writing a book about the former Alaska governor.

Posted on May 27, 2010 READ MORE


Palin Refuses to Learn Anything

Sarah Palin has had ample time now, outside the crash course of a presidential campaign, to develop and exhibit some understanding of the issues. Her learning curve, from all the available evidence, is a flat line.

Posted on May 25, 2010 READ MORE


Haley
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S. Carolina Gubernatorial Hopeful Hit With Affair Accusation

Although she categorically denies the story, Nikki Haley, a GOP up-and-comer who’s angling to replace scandal-tainted South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, is now obliged to answer to rumors that she herself has dabbled in extramarital relations.

Posted on May 24, 2010 READ MORE


Johnston and Palin
AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

Bristol Palin to Speak Her Wisdom for a Steep Price

A girl can gain a lot of wisdom from adversity, and, as a teen mom and as Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol Palin has no doubt encountered some life challenges in just 19 years. But is that hard-won knowledge worth $30,000 a pop?

Posted on May 19, 2010 READ MORE


Gulf oil spill
AP / Gerald Herbert

Verify, Baby, Verify!

“Drill, baby, drill!” Those were the words that Sarah Palin used to electrify the 2008 Republican National Convention. But while she popularized that environment-be-damned slogan, it had already defined the eight years of oil-drilling policy that prevailed during the presidency of George W. Bush. 

Posted on May 11, 2010 READ MORE


Lady Gaga
time.com

Lady Gaga, Sarah Palin, Bill Clinton Make Time’s Power List for 2010

How exactly does Time magazine measure influence? That exact formula, such as it exists, might be known only to Time’s editorial team, but the rest of us can still exercise our own evaluative faculties in sizing up the mag’s picks for the 2010 Time 100.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Lisa Norman-Hudson

Palin E-Mail Hacker Could Get 50 Years Behind Bars

Remember that guy who allegedly broke into Sarah Palin’s Yahoo e-mail account back in 2008? Well, it turns out he’s in federal court in Knoxville, Tenn., facing 50 years in the slammer if convicted of the criminal charges.

Posted on Apr 24, 2010 READ MORE



Iceland Ash Edition

Is that an Icelandic volcano erupting or just the sound of Sarah Palin hosting a nature show on the Discovery Channel? Dig into today’s list and judge for yourself.

Posted on Apr 19, 2010 READ MORE


Can’t Have a Decent Apocalypse Without a Full Cast

According to a source close to Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, they have already drawn up a list of possible candidates for the additional two horsemen, a list which includes Limbaugh, Beck, Coulter and the entire Cheney family.

Posted on Apr 18, 2010 READ MORE



The ‘Trustworthiness of Beards’ Edition

Research shows that people just trust people with beards, “hypersociable” kids are less racist and iPads are messing up Princeton’s network. Get the details on these stories and more after the jump.

Posted on Apr 15, 2010 READ MORE



AP / J. Scott Applewhite

Calif. Students Dig Up Dirt on Palin Perks in Campus Trash

Dumpster diving—or the diminutive version, dustbin diving—is never a savory task, but a group of enterprising students from California State University, Stanislaus, had a tip-off before they dug around in the campus trash to find documents detailing ... (continued)

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 READ MORE


Colbert

‘Colbert Report’: The Wikileaks Squeal-stapo

After highly upsetting video footage, taken from a U.S. Apache helicopter, showing 12 Iraqi citizens being killed by American gunfire was posted on WikiLeaks, Stephen Colbert wonders how long it’ll be before the website’s proprietors can be tracked down by Predator drones.

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 READ MORE


Maher and Leno

Bill Maher on the GOP: ‘They’re Such Sore Losers’

Bill Maher was his usual irreverent self on Wednesday’s “Tonight Show,” praising House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “balls” in the health care reform saga and riffing on the infamous “death panel” controversy in ways Sarah Palin most definitely won’t appreciate.

Posted on Apr 1, 2010 READ MORE


Sarah Palin
AP / Jae C. Hong

Sarah Palin, Neocon Messiah

Judge them by their enemies. More evidence that Barack Obama might be shaping up as a good president is that Norman Podhoretz hates him so much.

Posted on Mar 30, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Jae C. Hong

Is America ‘Yearning for Fascism’?

Fritz Stern wrote “In Germany there was a yearning for fascism before fascism was invented.” It is the yearning that we now see, and it is dangerous.

Posted on Mar 29, 2010 READ MORE


Palin
AP / Ross D. Franklin

How Long Can GOP Leaders Ignore Tea Party Death Threats?

Let’s not pretend anymore that the tea party movement is harmless. Even Sarah Palin is making comments that could have lethal consequences, such as “Don’t Retreat, Instead—RELOAD!”

Posted on Mar 25, 2010 READ MORE


Sarah Palin
Flickr / sskennel

Discovery Springs for ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’

Looks like pursuing opportunities outside her former gubernatorial post is paying off for Sarah Palin. After she shopped her pitch for an “unscripted” television show about Alaska around heathen Hollywood, a winner, Discovery Communications, appears to have pulled ahead of Palin’s other suitors ... (continued)

Posted on Mar 23, 2010 READ MORE


Romney

Tea Party Talk With Mitt Romney

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney made a stop on his book tour for a somewhat awkward chat with a mustachioed gent and a flaxen-haired She-publican from the right-leaning Newsmax.com, during which he signaled his disapproval of big government, his firm support of free-market principles and his concerns about a potential tea party spinoff from the GOP.
   

Posted on Mar 9, 2010 READ MORE


Palin
youtube.com

Sarah Palin Shopping Alaska-Themed TV Show Around Hollywood

We keep trying to read the tea leaves each time news or rumors about Sarah Palin’s blossoming media career hit our radar—i.e., does this mean she’ll be too busy to run for, you know, president? What would it mean for her chances at the White House, for example, if she were to appear in a television show about Alaska she created with the help of reality TV megaproducer Mark Burnett?

Posted on Mar 4, 2010 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

‘Daily Show’: Sarah Palin Should Quit (Her Day Job)

Um, what’s the deal with Sarah Palin doing standup on “The Tonight Show”? Next thing you know, she’ll be pitching her own TV show around Greater L.A. Now that would be ... oh, never mind. Jon Stewart has some advice from one seasoned comic to this particular amateur: Maybe she should quit!

Posted on Mar 4, 2010 READ MORE


Palin

Palin Gives Leno a Palm Reading on ‘Tonight Show’

In this clip from Tuesday’s episode, as Jay Leno hunts for cue cards to open “The Tonight Show” a familiar voice calls out, “Hey, Jay—we’re goin’ old school tonight.” Yes, it’s Sarah Palin, taking the now-familiar route of attempting to drum up good PR by spoofing herself on a late-night comedy show.

Posted on Mar 3, 2010 READ MORE


O'Reilly

O’Reilly: Palin Needs to Go to ‘Political College’

By the way that Bill O’Reilly talks about “the media” with George Stephanopoulos in this clip, you’d think he wasn’t a part of it. According to O’Reilly, “the media presents a distorted picture to Americans” about politics, “because they seize upon the loons on both the left and the right.” (continued)

Posted on Feb 25, 2010 READ MORE


Family Guy
Fox via YouTube

‘Family Guy’ Actor Says Palins Didn’t Get the Joke

Turns out that Andrea Fay Friedman, the voice actor who played the part of Ellen on the last episode of “Family Guy,” has Down syndrome, as does her character on Fox’s cheeky cartoon. As it also happens, Friedman thinks Sarah Palin ... (continued)

Posted on Feb 19, 2010 READ MORE


Family Guy

‘Family Guy’ Makes Not-So-Subtle Fun of Palin Clan

Politicians try all the time to use popular culture to their tactical advantage, but attempting to tweet their way into the hearts of Americans can invite certain pop-cultural comebacks, as a clip from Sunday’s “Family Guy” episode demonstrates.

Posted on Feb 15, 2010 READ MORE


don't tread on me
Flickr / Susan E Adams

The Tea Party Movement Is a National Embarrassment

At its core, the tea party movement is rife with contradiction, incoherence and a willful contempt for facts or reason. It is but a parody of the legitimate movements for which American democracy has historically been held in such high regard.

Posted on Feb 13, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Is Palin for Real? Can Obama Reboot?

For this week’s show, “Left, Right & Center” fans have the option of watching all four of the show’s regulars—Arianna Huffington, Robert Scheer, Tony Blankley and Matt Miller—in action together at the “Santa Monica mothership” as they ponder whether Obama can turn his own ship around before it’s too late, whether Americans take the tea party movement seriously, and other pressing questions of the day.

Posted on Feb 12, 2010 READ MORE



Flickr / SpecialKRB

The Tea Party Queen

The headlines scream as if Godzilla were rising from the icy depths of the Potomac: “Sarah Palin: Threat or Menace?”

Posted on Feb 11, 2010 READ MORE



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Poll Shows Americans’ Dissatisfaction with Gov’t, Doubts About Palin

Do Americans really get what the tea party movement is about? Did Sarah Palin’s performance at last weekend’s inaugural Tea Party Convention in Nashville help or hurt her standing among her fans and would-be supporters? These may not be questions that keep us all up at night, especially in these hard times—but hey, that’s what pollsters are for.

Posted on Feb 11, 2010 READ MORE


Sarah Palin’s Inauguration

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Tancredo
AP / Chris O'Meara

Fear of a ‘Multicultural’ Nation

Fear that America is becoming overrun and unsafe because of people of color undoubtedly stems in part from media-generated images, but a fear of the other also is a big factor.

Posted on Feb 10, 2010 READ MORE


Palin
BBC

Palin Calls Global Warming Research ‘Snake Oil Science’

During her speech at a logging conference in Redding, Calif., on Monday, Sarah Palin criticized California’s environmental regulations, pointed to her polar-bear-related lawsuit against the federal government, and compared certain global warming research to “snake oil science.”

Posted on Feb 9, 2010 READ MORE


ENTER_ALT_TEXT

Sarah Palin’s Cheat Sheet

Sarah Palin brought fire to the goofball convention, but she also brought talking points—drawn directly on her hand.

Posted on Feb 9, 2010 READ MORE


Palin
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Palin: ‘It Would Be Absurd Not to Consider’ Presidential Run

There are few single statements that have the power to evoke terror and delight in the same breath, but surely this is one of them: On “Fox News Sunday,” the channel’s own political commentator and tea-party headliner Sarah Palin opined “that it would be absurd not to consider” a run for the White House in 2012.

Posted on Feb 8, 2010 READ MORE


Sarah Palin Speaks at the Goofball Convention (Raw Video)

This is—no joke—how Sarah Palin began her speech to the tea partiers: “I am so proud to be an American. Thank you so much for being here tonight. Do you love your freedom?” She then thanked the troops for her freedom, repeated that she was proud to be an American and said, “Happy birthday, Ronald Reagan!”

Posted on Feb 8, 2010 READ MORE


The Tea Party

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