Iraq, Iran… Whatever

As Jon Stewart pointed out last night, contrary to all of the crackpot theories by right-wing “analysts” like Bernie Goldberg, it’s the sheer dumbassitude of Sarah Palin that drives many people crazy.

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26 responses to “Iraq, Iran… Whatever

  1. Ti-Guy

    Ugh. Bernie Goldberg.

    *shudder*

    You know, it’s the ones who know better who should be the focus of the media’s attention when it comes to explaining the appeal of people like Sarah Palin, not Palin herself, who’s really just a blank slate.

  2. Apparently, she’d have no problem running in 2012 with Glen Beck.

    Isn’t that comforting.

  3. TofKW

    I don’t wish any harm on the poor Iranian people (who have suffered enough under various regimes over the past 100 years), and I’m quite happy the Obama administration is there to beget a healthy dose of reasoning to this whole mess. But part of me wishes McCain/Palin won in November, just to see what would transpire afterwards. Between draining the well to fund two wars plus the current economic shit-storm, adding a new war with Iran to the equation would certainly hasten their demise. The problem with the US playing Realpolitik all these years is they’re really bad at it, and it needs to end.

  4. Ti-Guy

    The problem with the US playing Realpolitik all these years is they’re really bad at it, and it needs to end.

    Interesting just how bad they are at that, isn’t it? They’re even lousy at Realpolitik with Canada.

  5. Dean

    Holy carp. It’s one thing to cynically seem dumb in front of a anti-intellectual base, but it’s another to be *really* dumb like this.

  6. Ti-Guy

    I do wish the focus were on the mandarins, poobahs, pundits and courtiers who are anointed to explain to the masses how empty vessels like Sarah Palin (a wealthy, lucky woman) really do represent them and have their best interests at heart.

    This is really the genius of the American ruling class and it fascinates me no end, particularly since they fall for it, over and over and over again.

  7. TofKW

    This is really the genius of the American ruling class and it fascinates me no end, particularly since they fall for it, over and over and over again.

    Indeed, I keep wondering when the taxpayers of the US will comprehend where their $10 trillion (and counting) in debt is going, and who is profiting. For anyone who loves the gangster movie genre (as I do!) the situation is not unlike what happens to a legitimate business once it finds itself the clutches of the mob (normally to pay for the heavy gambling debt of its owner). As you say Ti, the genius is that the taxpayers never figure out what role they play in this movie, in fact they even continue to vote against their better interests.

  8. Ti-Guy

    Keeping them distracted with perpetual political campaigns and the sham of complex elections and ballots with 50 referendum questions on them each and every time helps a lot as well.

    It’s bloody genius.

  9. Hmmmmm.

    No question Sarah Palin has done more than enough to earn the derision of a wide variety of people (including, for the record, myself.

    But the amount of sheer hatred directed at Palin seems to have exceeded what she’s earned through own mistakes.

    I’m sure everyone remembers l’affaire Mallick and the extent to which she couldn’t resist making her attacks on Sarah Palin deeply, deeply personal.

    Are there plenty of legitimate reasons to criticize Palin? Absolutely. But there seems to be a Derangement Syndrome (for the record, metaphor, not an actual mental illness) as well.

  10. Ti-Guy

    And here’s FatPrick, spoiling for a fight, dragging up irrelevant detritus from a year ago.

    Time to stalk to the sister again…

  11. Well, Ti, I’m sure you think that stalking my sister is easier than losing another argument to me, if an argument is really what you want to start here.

    It’s your call. But if you really want to go that route I’m going to make you go cut yourself a switch first.

  12. Ti-Guy

    I’m just hoping to keep in one place long enough until the paramedics arrive.

  13. What interests me, Ti, is that you would deem Heather Mallick’s public-self-humiliation to be irrelevant to any discussion of criticisms of Palin.

    Like I mentioned previously, there are many valid criticisms of Palin. I personally think the valid criticisms of Palin far outweigh the invalid criticisms.

    But, this being said, the invalid criticisms are every bit as relevant to the discussion as the invalid criticisms. They aren’t irrelevant simply because you want them to be.

  14. TofKW

    Patrick, did you even bother to read any of the commentaries before you blundered in here complaining about us continuing to shoot at the big, slow-moving target that is Sarah Palin? If you did, then you’d realize we’ve actually said very little about her, but rather on the machinery that brought her into the political limelight. Palin is little more than a tool, I think we can all agree on that point.

  15. Ti, did you bother to read what I actually wrote here, or are you just conveniently trying to ignore my actual comments.

    If I were here to complain about you “shooting at the slow moving target that is Sarah Palin”, noting that most of the criticisms of Palin are perfectly valid — including the Jon Stewart cricism — would be an awfully odd way to do that.

    Having criticized Palin myself would be odder still.

    I’m just pointing out that there are numerous invalid criticisms of Palin as well.

    If you want to argue about that, you’re going to have to start that argument yourself. If that’s what you want to do, then good luck (you always seem to need it), and go cut yourself a switch. Make it decent-sized. After all, this is discipline, and you sorely need it.

  16. Ti-Guy

    If you did, then you’d realize we’ve actually said very little about her, but rather on the machinery that brought her into the political limelight. Palin is little more than a tool, I think we can all agree on that point.

    Thank you. We can safely assume Patrick didn’t read the comments. Here never does.

    I was in fact deliberately staying away from making personal observations about Palin for precisely those reasons…to avoid stupid and clapped-out accusations like “derangement syndrome.”

    I don’t trust Palin; she’s obviously a hypocrite and is likely hiding quite a bit from the rest of us. But that’s really secondary to the apparatus that exists to maintain her status.

  17. Thank you. We can safely assume Patrick didn’t read the comments. Here never does.

    Which, even if that were true, would change nothing about what I have to say, and the extreme manner in which you reacted to it.

    I’d still like to hear your explanation about how it is that Mallick’s comments are allegedly irrelevant to this discussion.

    They aren’t, and we both know it, but I’m interesting in hearing whatever excuse you think you can conjure.

  18. Ti-Guy

    Look over there…eight-sided triangles!

    You won’t get the reference, TofKW, but believe you me, everyone else does.

  19. TofKW

    You won’t get the reference…

    Too bad, I’d love the hear the story behind it sometime.

  20. TofKW

    BTW Patrick, I agree with you that there were personal attacks against Palin that crossed the line. But that still makes your comments here irrelevant.

  21. Just because you want them to be irrelevant doesn’t make them so.

    And Ti-Guy refusing to have a rational debate on the issue at hand! Colour me thoroughly unsurprised.

  22. Ti-Guy

    Too bad, I’d love the hear the story behind it sometime.

    It’s actually kind of sad. Patrick is quite literally, insane.

  23. Hey, Palin wants fame, attention – and she likes to dish it out.

    It goes with the territory……she puts herself out there with all her stupid statements and will have to take the criticisms that go with it.

  24. Patrick,

    Just because you can use italics doesn’t mean you have to use italics all the time. Like your outrage, it gets tiresome as you use them in the wrong place. I will admit that I enjoy your use of italics in invalid. That one was funny.

  25. heh. “twatrick.”

    KEvron

  26. sapphireandsteel

    Twatsy showing why all the ladies are beating down his door again. Must be a challenge to be a ladies man like him and live in his parent’s basement.

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