Republicans have a problem. The most-talked-about figure in the GOP is a reality show star who cannot be elected. And yet the same leaders who fret that Sarah Palin could devastate their party in 2012 are too scared to say in public what they all complain about in private.
I’ve never seen Joe’s show but I suspect he is speaking for many Republicans who are, indeed, scared to go up against this woman. Why? I have no idea, but while I do my best to ignore her, it’s hard not to hear the Crazy that comes out of her camp on a regular basis (she just accused a non-citizen of the U.S. of committing treason while somehow blaming Obama for it–and no, I do not follow her on twitter).
Slowly, though, they are speaking out. Palin would get destroyed in an actual election, the Booze Cabinet stands by that prediction! But I would be amazed if she got that far: the GOP candidate for president? Wow, what a disaster that would be, for all of us. We’d have to hear that voice screeching at us for the next 2 years and wall-to-wall coverage of every burp and fart out of her. No, right-wingin’ conservative nutballs, please…NO!
Well, this is pure genius… “Spankin’ Sarah Palin: A clown short of a circus“!
If Sarah Palin is not some kind of a massive political joke in the USA, wheeled out to liven up the political scene from time to time with nonsensical and pastiche (one hopes) displays of sheer and utter ignorance, then it is worrying … she shows the tact of a boorish drunkard bawling obscenities at a funeral. … a real-life female version of Homer Simpson-cum-Belching Barney at Mo’s, giving us ever-more hilarious soundbites as she sets herself up as the dumbest woman on Earth.
You do shots? Wolf it! Four classy plastic cups o’ Jameson at the Double Door. Happy Turkey Day, you turkey-faced turkey heads!
A pitch-perfect review of GWB’s book Decision Points at Seattle’s The Stranger, for those of us who haven’t, and will never read the book. It tells me all I need to know:
He hasn’t changed at all. The experience of leading the free world, ordering the deaths of human beings, and seeing some of his closely held conservative free-market convictions turn to dust in his fingers taught him absolutely nothing. Some define living as changing, and George W. Bush has written nearly 500 pages about how he has not changed at all and is proud of that fact, above all else.
But the real key to the review is the comparison with internet dickhead Tucker Max’s book, Assholes Finish First. The point being: they’re interchangeable.
Both men operate under the assumption that they are always right. Neither shows any real sorrow for his evil actions. And neither one can write.
Interesting article on the huge exodus from the Catholic Church in the NY Times. The stuff about the pope and the condoms made me giggle, but this is more substantial, and revealing, when you realize that:
The bishops opposed the final version of the healthcare bill, convinced it allowed federal financing of abortion. The bishops ought to be “great cheerleaders” for the expansion of health care coverage, says Archbishop Dolan in the article, and he is correct, but…they are not. Yet, the bishops will not stop speaking out (archaically) on political issues like abortion, same-sex marriage and immigration.
Who is it that listens to these people anyway?
Well, the article also tells us that “one-third of Americans born and baptized Catholic have left the church, only half of young Catholics marry in the church and weekly Mass attendance has dropped to about 35 percent of Catholics from a peak of 78 percent in the 1960s.”
So, I guess there you have it.
An outdoor Tecate from smoke-free California!
Nothing radical or leftist about identifying the moral disgrace of George W. Bush or defining his actions as criminal. Hell, he’s admitted it anyway, so…let’s call it what it is. The rule of law does not bow to one man.
One moment he might be holding forth to a great perspiring tent at Hay-on-Wye. The next moment, click, some embarrassed member of the Welsh constabulary could walk on stage, place some handcuffs on the former leader of the Free World, and take him away to be charged.
That’s the honorable Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, imagining the possibilities if Bush came to Europe on his book tour. Damn right. The Booze Cabinet maintains its position, held for lo these many years, that Bush is indeed a war criminal in need of handcuffing. History will bear us out.
Beer from a wedding in Healdsburg, California a coupla weeks ago. Not bad.
What a drag, to see this guy again. And what a bigger drag, to hear him speak. Decision Points, Decider, makin’ decisions, blah, blah, poop. His decisions still suck. I’m with Michael Moore: run “Fahrenheit 9/11″ on NBC to counter the George W. Bush Rehabilitation Week. I don’t need to be reminded but there are shitloads of dumb-asses who do, for sure.
Matt Lauer actually asked one good question in that interview: “Would it be OK for a foreign country to waterboard an American citizen?” Bush’s response: “It’s all I ask is that people read the book.”
What else would a war criminal say? The truth?
That’s right, a Bloody Mary straight outta Sausalito, California. Oh, for a taste right now!
A classic case. Did you hear? Obama’s going to India and he’s taking 34 warships and it’s costing $200 million a day? Yep, it’s true, it has to be, it’s on the internet. Rachel Maddow and Anderson Cooper both are on it. But yes, this is how it’s done.
Here it comes, some San Francisco pix, in all their glory, where I see how many different shots of the Golden Gate bridge I can find.
I recently re-read Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur: “…marching forth into North Beach…I’ve bounced drunk into his City Lights bookshop at the height of Saturday night business…” That’s Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s bookshop of course, and his cabin that Kerouac heads to in Big Sur to self-destruct.
And then across the alley to Vesuvio for some drinks…
Some other stuff:
It’s not so bad, actually: all the crazies pretty much lost. Angle in Nevada, O’Donnell in Delaware, Buck in Colorado, Fiorina and Whitman in California, McMahon in Connecticut, Paladino in New York, Miller in Alaska–to a write-in (pending the frontier-style vote count). I’m sure there’s more but it says something, doesn’t it? A small dose of sanity that took hold?
Ah, I’m such an optimist! Maybe I haven’t watched the shows or seen it written but, is anyone pointing this out?
Seriously, when the Democrats win it’s like New Year’s Eve. When the Republicans win it feels like the end of the world. Gloom and doom. I don’t really feel that way but there’s just a general sense.
But…the nutjobs from Nevada and Delaware lost, it looks like the Colorado nutjob is going to lose after all, and who knows about the Alaska race…it appears that “Write-in” is going to win, which is kind of hilarious. That’s Palin’s boy Joe Miller that’s losing to Write-in. Well, we’ll see. But yeah, it still kind of sucks.
Just got back from San Fran today and caught the final 3 outs tonight. I could care less, really, but it’s always nice to see a cool city win a championship. Although I still remember ’89 against the Cubs…