Saturday, November 1, 2008

Feeling Palinesque...

After Barack Obama's infomercial the campaigning seems to be less intense, as if a feel good balloon had burst. I was thinking that this weekend there would be riots, crowds bashing people waiting in line to vote early, young skinheads marching ready to battle anyone who doesn't have a mohawk, large black men waylaying young, plump white girls and carving unspeakable things on their cheeks, and Sarah Palin supporters making up their own signs of support, creating secret handshakes, and other cult-like manifestations.

And the Caribou Barbie (thanks to Maureen Dowd, I'm not worthy) has gone off on her own. There seem to be three Republican campaigns being waged right now, John McCain's, the RNC's, and that rogue Sarah Palin's. At a recent rally in Florida, there were no large signs for John McCain, but there were new ones for Palin, that proclaimed " Florida is Palin Country."

After the election there is supposed to be a secret meeting of top Republican poobahs to decide the fate of the party. I guess disbanding will not be an options and is why I have not been invited. Because Sarah has become such a fast learner, having gone from village idiot in the first press interviews to dominating over John McCain during the Brian Williams piece, she may continue being the public face of Conservative opposition to the Obama administration.

Here is a set of jokes I got off of the Internet:

The Conservative Palinguage Guide

If you’re a minority and you’re selected for a job over more qualified candidates you’re a "token hire."
If you’re a conservative and you’re selected for a job over more qualified candidates you’re a "game changer."

If you live in an Urban area and you get a girl pregnant you’re a "baby daddy."
If you’re the same in Alaska you’re a "teen father." (Actually, according to your own MySpace page you’re an F’n redneck that don’t want any kids, but that’s too long a phrase for the evil liberal media to take out of context and flog morning noon and night).

Black teen pregnancies? A "crisis" in black America.
White teen pregnancies? A "blessed event."

If you grow up in Hawaii you’re "exotic."
Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, you’re the quintessential "American story."

Similarly, if you name you kid Barack you’re "unpatriotic."
Name your kid Track, you’re "colorful."

If you’re a Democrat and you make a VP pick without fulling vetting the individual you’re "reckless."
A Republican who doesn’t fully vet is a "maverick."

If you say that for the "first time in my adult lifetime I’m really proud of my country" it makes you "unfit" to be First Lady.
If you are a registered member of a fringe political group that advocates secession that makes you "First Dude."

A DUI from twenty years ago is "old news."
A speech given without proper citation from twenty years ago is "relevant information."

If you’re a man and you decide to run for office despite your wife’s reoccurrence of cancer you’re a "questionable spouse."
If you’re a woman and you decide to run for office despite having five kids including a newborn with Downs Syndrome… Well, we don’t know what that is ‘cause THAT’S NOT A FAIR QUESTION TO ASK!

If you get 18 million people to vote for you in a national presidential primary, you’re a "phoney."
Get 100,000+ people to vote you governor of the 47th most populous state in the Union, you’re "well loved."

If you are biracial and born in a state not connected to the lower 48, America needs darn near 2 years and 3 major speeches to "get to know you."
If you’re white and from a state not connected to the lower 48, America needs 36 minutes and 38 seconds worth of an acceptance speech to know you’re "one of us."

If you give your wife a dap on stage, it’s actually a "terrorist fist jab."
If your daughter licks her palm so that she can slick down your youngest child’s hair on national TV it’s an "adorable moment." (Seriously, forget about abstinence only, teach these folks some grooming skills).

If your pastor rails against inequality in the United States of America, you’re an "extremist."
If your pastor welcomes a sermon by a member of Jews for Jesus who preaches that the killing of Jews by terrorists is a lesson to Jews that they must convert to Christianity, you’re a "fundamentalist."

If you’re a black man and you use a scholarship to get into college, then work your way up to being the president of the Harvard Law Review, you’re "uppity."
If you’re a conservative and your parents pay your way to Hawaii Pacific University . . . you only have four more schools to attend over the next five years before you somehow manage to graduate (it might be five more school over the next five years. No one has yet verified whether or not Palin was actually ever registered at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. But, you know how shady people are who ever attended any kind of school in Hawaii).

If you spend 18 months building a campaign around the theme of "Change," it’s just "empty rhetoric."
If one week before your party’s national convention you SUDDENLY make your candidacy about "Change," that’s "red meat."
Submitted by Jay, Long Island, Ny.


  1. I am a staff worker with the Jews for Jesus organization. Most blogs and news services have quoted the same one paragraph of the message that David Brickner of Jews for Jesus delivered at Sarah Palin’s church, giving the false impression that he believes that terrorist attacks are God’s judgment on Israel for not believing in Jesus. Please read or listen to the entire message for yourself at so that you can hear Brickner’s remarks in context. Please also take a look at Brickner’s comments concerning his message at Wasilla Bible Church, as well as interviews by Christianity Today and MSNBC with Brickner about this issue, at Among other things, Brickner says, "The comments attributed to me were taken out of context. In retrospect, I can see how my rhetoric might be misunderstood and I truly regret that. Let me be clear. I don’t believe that any one event, whether a terrorist attack or a natural disaster, is a specific fulfillment of or manifestation of a biblical prediction of judgment. I love my Jewish people and the land of Israel. I stand with and support her against all efforts to harm her or her people in any way."

  2. I have a cousin who is a member of Jews for Jesus, along with her family. They enjoy the church very much, but personally I don't share their views. I must confess that I don't understand the mentality of folks who willingly join a splinter group or any group where you are not allowed equal standing and have to follow the teachings of some leader. The Mormons are another very bizarre group who now are accepted as a religion...


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