Friday, June 26, 2009

I'd Be Remiss If I Didn't Mention This: Sarah's At It Again!

Since Michael Jackson's death is clogging up the Intertubes, Caribou Barbie's gamely doing her best to grab any kind of attention she can.

Once again, she succeeded. Sort of.

Sarah is visiting the troops in Kosovo.

Why in hell an Alaska Governor is playing to the troops in Kosovo, I dunno. But I understand why a Presidential Candidate might. I just hope Alaskans aren't picking up the tab.

Unfortunately for Sarah, that gosh-darned King of Pop had to go and spoil her big headliner trip by shuffling off the mortal coil, you betcha. And also.

As a set-up: The other day, Senator John Kerry made not-very-good "Mark Sanford joke."

Kerry said that if a Republican Governor had to go missing, it was too bad it wasn't Sarah Palin (a lot of Alaskans feel the same way, John).

But hey, we all know Kerry's no comedian.

Naturally, Sarah just couldn't pass up the chance to respond with a joke of her own. Making fun of Senator John Kerry's physical appearance.

If you can't stand listening to 10 minutes of her patented "stream of unconsciousness" word salad, skip forward to near the end, about 9:45 in:

The irony here isn't that her joke isn't original... or even that she prattled on for ten minutes and made little, if any, sense.

The irony is that she cribbed this tired joke from pretty much every late-night comic out there... including David Letterman.

h/t to Rachel Weiner at Huffington Post.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Help Send Shannyn Moore To The 2009 Netroots Nation Conference!

Quoting Phil Munger at Progressive Alaska:
AK Muckraker has gotten a scholarship to attend the 2009 Netroots Nation Conference. You nominated and voted for her, and she got the scholarship, because of your support.

Now, Shannyn Moore has been nominated to receive the same scholarship. She needs votes to obtain it - lots of votes.
How cool would it be to have two of Alaska's most excellent bloggers attending?

So - go to the Democracy For America voting site to lend your support for Shannyn!

Michelle Bachmann Again Tries To Steal The Limelight From Sarah Palin With More Of Teh Crazy


Just when Meg Stapletongue thinks she's sewed up the Thursday/Friday News Cycle™ for Sacred Sarah©, that damned Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) goes and says something so wacky it trumps Sarah's "desecration. "

Michelle's already made a big fuss by announcing that she, personally, will not fully fill out her Federal Census form (a crime punishable by a $5,000), but now, this:

Previously, Representative Bachmann has warned America about Obama's plan to put our youth into "re-education camps."

Somebody get the net!

h/t to Talking Points Memo and

Celtic Diva's Raising The Palin Email Ransom Money!

In a previous post, I noted that Celtic Diva was holding a fundraiser to assist in raising the ransom that Palin's underlings are demanding for release of the Palindrones/Eddie Burke/Sheila Toomey emails.

As of today, Diva is less than $1000 away raising the payola needed!

Let's help her get at the truth.

Go throw a few bucks her way if you can!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The REAL Problem With Health Care Reform: Health Care For Everybody!

The group, Healthy Americans Against Reforming Medicine (HAARM) has the answer to putting an end to the scary prospect of health care reform:

Yeah, it's satire.
But it highlights the inane arguments most of the GOP members of Congress, Teh Crazy™ (like Glenn Beck), and the Coalition of the Corrupt and Spineless make against any meaningful reform.

h/t to Bob Cesca and

Sunday, June 21, 2009

From Rush Limbaugh:What Health Care Crisis?

On his June 16 Radio Rant, comedian Rush Limbaugh opined that "There is no crisis. ... The crisis in health care here has been manufactured."

Well of course there is no health care crisis for you, Rush.

Your last contract with Clear Channel was an 8-year, $38 million a year deal, along with a $100 million signing bonus... totaling about $400 million.

You can buy all the Oxycontin and Viagra you want.


h/t to Media Matters.