universe of stupid into one short paragraph.
Here, peeking out from behind her digital curtain to talk to FOXNoise, Palin
posits the completely absurd as if it wasn't mind bogglingly STUPID...
"That was another one of those WTF moments, when he so often repeated this
Sputnik moment that he would aspire Americans to celebrate. And he needs to
remember that what happened back then with the former communist USSR and
their victory in that race to space, yes, they won, but they also incurred
so much debt at the time that it resulted in the inevitable collapse of the
1. The USSR most certainly DID NOT win the space race. We did, when we
landed on the moon in July of 1969. In point of fact, the USSR basically
gave up on the space race.
2. Sputnik, launched in 1957, had NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO with the fall of
the USSR in 1991, THIRTY FOUR FUCKING YEARS LATER!
3. Talk about missing the fucking point! Hey, Little Sarah Stupid, FYI, the
POINT, obvious to all of us with thumbs, was not that we should be like the
USSR. The POINT, was we should emulate OUR OWN reaction to Sputnik, which,
FYI, you unbelievable moron, was the reason we WON the space race.
But with Little Sarah Stupid, the stupid never stops. Proving her abject
idiocy wasn't an off the cuff gaffe, but in fact was carefully planned
stupidity, she launched into a bizarre segue about how "Spudnuts," a pacific
northwest donut chain, proved a small biz can succeed with no government
Well, except for the fact that Spudnuts is a failing franchise, now down to
40 locations from a high water mark of 600. And Spudnuts themselves credits
help from the US government - in the form of the interstate highway system -
as main reason for their earlier success. And the fact that the Spudnuts
shop Palin specifically mention is in Richland, Washington.
Richland was a top secret, Army controlled town that was a part of the
Manhattan project, which, IIRC, had something or other to do with the
Today Richland is home to the Hanford nuclear site, which is owned and
operated by the US government, as well as the, Pacific Northwest National
Laboratory, which is owned and operated by the US government, and the Laser
Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, which is owned and operated
by the US government. The only other major employers in the area are defense
contractors working on projects entirely funded by - you guessed it - the US
IOW, more than 75% of the workers in Richmond have jobs thanks to US
government spending. In point of fact, but for the massive spending of the
US government, not only would there be no Spudnuts, there'd be no Richmond,
WA at all.
Not to mention, here's an entire community built and supported by US
government spending, a center of national security, high technology, science
and engineering where higher education is a requisite, and Little Sarah
Stupid holds up a fucking DONUT SHOP, part of a failing chain, no less, as
an example of what we should strive for!?!?
Wow, way to make a point, Little Sarah Stupid!
Little Sarah Stupid's invocation of "WTF" is childish, puerile, sophomoric,
inappropriate and about as far from being presidential as one can be without
smearing one's self with dog poo and running naked through the neighbor's
roses. But the real stupid is in the hilariously asinine bullshit this
ignorant doofus seems to believe.
Or maybe she's not really an idiot, after all. Maybe she knows exactly what
she's doing. Maybe she just plays stupid because she knows it will sell well
with the half witted ignorant subliterate buffoon whiny ass tea bagger
universe of stupid into one short paragraph.
First up, Michelle Bachmann, who's cock-eyed puppet show delivery SOTU
unofficial response was thoroughly bizarre, as were her asinine claims.
Office stores report a run on Sharpies as women across America rush to use
back magic markers for eye liner.
As thoroughly bizarre - and packed full of lies - as it was, that wasn't
the beginning of the stupid. A few days before, speaking to a group of
anti-tax rightarded morans in Iowa, as if she has any chance of running for
prez, the delusional dimbo said...
"We also know that the very founders that wrote those documents
(Declaration, Consitution) worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in
the United States."
Apparently they worked so tirelessly that they were still at it, though long
dead, 100 years later, when the greatest of our national tragedies unfolded
and 600,000 Americans died. How the FUCK can anyone, much less Bachmann, a
REPUBLICAN fer chrissakes, not know that the Civil War ended slavery, not
the founding fathers?
In point of fact, the founding fathers enshrined the institution of slavery
in the Consitution in the infamous 3/5 of a person compromise. The
Republican Party, HER party, was FOUNDED on the bedrock of anti-slavery.
Lincoln ring any bells, Michelle?
She then went on...
"I think it is high time that we recognize the contribution of our
forbearers who worked tirelessly--men like John Quincy Adams, who would not
rest until slavery was extinguished in the country."
Um, ahem. John Quincy Adams was not, in point of fact, a founding father.
JQA was born in 1767. The Declaration of Independence was approved in 1776.
The Consitution was written in 1787. JQA had NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with
the founding of our nation.
Not to mention, he did, indeed, rest. In fact he was permanently laid to
rest in 1848. Slavery didn't end until the very last days of 1865, with the
ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment. Perhaps Bachmann thinks he was
resurrected especially to mark the occasion.
Bachmann, in her ego driven rush to screw over her own party as well as the
president, used a Ross Perot style chart to demonstrate spending under
Obama. Never mind the insanity of borrowing from the insane - Perot famously
ranted about Vietnamese secret agents trying to spoil his daughter's wedding
- she lied her stupid ass off. Repeatedly.
The chart Bachmann showed attributed fiscal year 2009 spending to Obama.
This despite the absolute and irrefutable FACT that the 2009 fiscal year
budget was drawn up by, passed by and implemented by Gorge W. Bush, not
Barack Obama. OOPS!
Bachmann also said, "While the government grew (under Obama), we lost jobs."
That's another lie. We've GAINED private sector jobs for 20 straight months,
now, totalling MILLIONS of new private sector jobs since Obama took office.
Contrast this with the hundreds of thousands of private sector jobs our
economy was hemorrhaging every month under BushCo, totalling MILLIONS of
jobs lost, as the now famous "bikini chart" so clearly shows.
Bachmann then proceeded to pile stupid lie on top of lie on top of stupid
"Instead of a leaner, smarter government, we bought a bureaucracy that now
tells us which light bulbs to buy, and which will put 16,500 IRS agents in
charge of policing President Obama's health care bill."
Um, no. Sorry. That's total BULLSHIT. The 16,500 new IRS agents exist only
in the fetid imaginations of Republidolts and tea bagging imbeciles, as
every independent fact check has clearly shown. For example...
Q: Will the IRS hire 16,500 new agents to enforce the health care law?
A: No. The law requires the IRS mostly to hand out tax credits, not collect
penalties. The claim of 16,500 new agents stems from a partisan analysis
based on guesswork and false assumptions, and compounded by outright
CNN Fact Check: 16,500 IRS agents to police health care?
The number seems to have originated in a GOP committee report last spring
The most recent data from the IRS, from 2009, shows that the service has
93,337 employees, of whom 14,264 are revenue agents and an additional 2,725
are special agents. That's a current total of 16,989 agents to handle all
investigations and taxpayer audits conducted by the IRS.
And Bachmann went further than asserting that 16,500 employees would be
hired -- she said 16,500 IRS agents may be "in charge of policing" the
health care bill.
But the health care bill specifically says that taxpayers who do not buy
insurance "shall not be subject to any criminal prosecution or penalty with
respect to such failure." And 16,500 agents would require the IRS to almost
double its force of agents or divert nearly all its current agents from
their existing audit and investigative duties. Either seems far-fetched,
given the provisions of the health care bill that prohibit criminal
prosecution or penalty of taxpayers who do not meet its provisions.
Congresswoman Bachmann's assertion is, at best, misleading.
Yet more lies followed...
"We need to start making things again in this country, and we can do that by
reducing the tax and regulatory burdens on job creators. America will have
the highest corporate tax rate in the world. Think about that. Look no
further to see why jobs are moving overseas."
First, it's a LIE that tax breaks and less regulation creates jobs, as the
massive job losses under Bush, as Republicans gutted regulations and slashed
taxes, so irrefutably prove. We lost millions upon millions of jobs as the
Bush administration slashed taxes and gutted regulatory agencies. Because of
the regulatory genocide of the Bush administration we barely averted a
financial disaster that nearly destroyed the world economy and suffered the
worst oil spill in history, a disaster of unmatched proportions that has
decimated much of the Gulf coast.
Second, it's a LIE that American corporations pay the highest corporate tax
rate in the world. In point of fact, the biggest US companies pay the least
- many of the biggest companies pay nothing at all - while the small
businesses Republicans pretend to care about get screwed. Overall it's a
lie, too, as US corporations pay an average of 26% in taxes. The average for
the world as whole is, ahem, 25%, virtually identical.
Even her meant to be rousing closing contained the kind of glaring,
nonsensical error that would net you a "D" at best on a 6th grade history
"The perilous battle that was fought during World War II in the Pacific at
Iwo Jima was a battle against all odds, and yet this picture immortalizes
the victory of young GIs over the incursion against the Japanese."
So, the victory at Iwo Jima, which, BTW was nowhere near secured when the
famous picture was taken, was a victory over the incursions against the
Um, say WHAT? We, as in Americans, led the incursions against the Japanese.
Iwo Jima, in point of fact, was an American incursion into Japanese
territory. So, she's saying it was a victory over... ourselves?
Nor is this just some Freudian slip of the tongue. She - or someone equally
as stupid - wrote it exactly that way, as the text version she released to
the media - the one she doggedly read off of a teleprompter into the wrong
As hard as it is to believe, she really is THAT fucking stupid. And the
whiny ass tea baggers love it! After all, she's just like them.
The whiny ass tea baggers claim to have quite the fetish for the founding
fathers and the Consitution. Unfortunately, they are completely ignorant of
both subjects. Not surprising, as their leaders are obviously ignorant, too.
They rhapsodize about an entirely imaginary history. And when they're not
making shit up about our history, they're outright lying their asses off
about our present.
So Sarah Palin went on Greta Van Susteren's show last night and one of
the "questions" was about what she thought of President Obama's
reference to America's "Sputnik moment" during his State of the Union
Just about everyone knows that the phrase "Sputnik moment" refers to
America's response to the Soviet launch of the Sputnik satellite and
how it galvanized the nation to make the scientific and technological
advantages that allowed us to go to the moon and beyond.
But not Sarah Palin. Apparently she never learned about Sputnik and
the US response in any of the five colleges she attended or any of the
schools she attended between grades 1 and 12.
To Palin, the Sputnik moment was a bad thing for America and the fact
that President Obama "would aspire Americans to celebrate" it
represents a "WTF moment." Why? Because, she says, Sputnik "resulted
in the inevitable collapse of the Soviet Union."
Of course, the collapse of the Soviet Union had nothing to do with
Sputnik (and does Palin really think its collapse was a bad thing?).
But -- the point of President Obama's speech -- which, clearly Palin
is too fucking stupid to understand -- wasn't that we should emulate
the Soviet Union -- it was that we should emulate our own history and
our own response to Sputnik.
Palin obviously didn't understand that, which makes for a truly
remarkable 45 seconds of television -- quite possibly the stupidest 45
seconds of babbling by a potential presidential candidate in American
GRETA: Governor, last night there was a lot of discussion about the
Sputnik Moment the President wants us to have. Do you agree with him?
Is this our moment?
PALIN: That was another one of those WTF moments, when he has so often
repeated, the Sputnik Moment, that he would aspire Americans to
celebrate, he needs to remember that what happened back then with the
former communist USSR and their victory and that race to space, yeah,
they won, but they also incurred so much debt at the time that it
resulted in the inevitable collapse of the Soviet Union so I listen to
that Sputnik Moment talk over and over again and I think, no, we don’t
need one of those.
SWEET JESUS THIS WOMAN IS STUPID!!!!!!!!
Sarah Palin's Down Syndrome child is the genius in her family.
Michelle Malkin -- the original "anchor baby" -- tries to equate Democrats stealing yard signs to Republicans calling for killing public officials
March 11, 2009—NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre speaks at the 2009 Conservative Political Action Conference and announces that “Our Founding Fathers understood that the guys with the guns make the rules.”
March 21-22, 2009—Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) states that she wants residents of her state to be “armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back. Thomas Jefferson told us ‘having a revolution every now and then is a good thing,’ and the people—we the people—are going to have to fight back hard if we’re not going to lose our country.”
April 4, 2009—Neo-Nazi Richard Poplawski shoots and kills three police officers responding to a 911 call to his home in Pittsburgh. His friend Edward Perkovic tells reporters that Poplawski feared “the Obama gun ban that’s on its way” and “didn’t like our rights being infringed upon.” Perkovic also commented that Poplawski carried out the shooting because “if anyone tried to take his firearms, he was gonna’ stand by what his forefathers told him to do.”
April 7, 2009—The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis releases an assessment of right wing extremism in the United States. The Department notes that “the economic downturn and the election of the first African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment.” Recalling the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing by Timothy McVeigh, the Department speculates, “The possible passage of new restrictions on firearms and the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.”
April 15, 2009—Daniel Knight Hayden, 52, is arrested by FBI agents after he openly states on Twitter that he is going to turn the upcoming Oklahoma City “Tea Party” into a bloodbath. Two months earlier, Hayden had written online, “The only thing that is keeping the New World Order from destroying this nation is the presence of over 100,000,000 guns in civilian hands. When guns are outlawed, only criminals will have guns. Since we are already criminals in the eyes of the New World Order, and they intend to enslave us all, and to kill those of us who will NOT submit to their slavery, I say to IGNORE gun "laws" and keep your guns (AND ammo) handy.”
July 2, 2010—The Wyoming Department of Revenue suspends sales tax collections at the state's gun shows because of "increasing animosity" toward field tax agents. Dan Noble, director of the department's Excise Tax Division, cites one particular incident at a gun show that "crossed the line" and says, "We tend to have more trouble at gun shows than any place ... I have 10 field reps throughout the state, and every one of them has experienced some animosity ... I don't want to put my people at risk."
July 3, 2010—Joyce Kaufman, a conservative radio hosts on WFTL in Florida, tells a crowd of supporters at a Fort Lauderdale Tea Party event, “I am convinced that the most important thing the Founding Fathers did to ensure me my First Amendments rights was they gave me a Second Amendment. And if ballots don’t work, bullets will. This is the standoff. When I say I’ll put my microphone down on November 2nd if we haven’t achieved substantial victory, I mean it. Because if at that point I’m going to up into the hills of Kentucky, I’m going to go out into the Midwest, I’m going to go up in the Vermont and New Hampshire outreaches and I’m going to gather together men and women who understand that some things are worth fighting for and some things are worth dying for.”
July 6, 2010—Herb Titus, a lawyer for Gun Owners of America, tells Religion Dispatches, "If you have a people that has basically been disarmed by the civil government, then there really isn't any effectual means available to the people to restore law and liberty and that's really the purpose of the right to keep and bear arms—is to defend yourself against a tyrant." Titus goes on to cite the "totalitarian threat" posed by "Obamacare" and "what Sarah Palin said about the death panels."
In announcing her campaign to unseat these 20 Dems, she created a little controversy by using violent rhetoric. “Don’t Retreat,” Palin urged her followers. “Instead — RELOAD!”
One of those crosshairs was on the district of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Democrat from Tucson, Ariz., who was shot through the head at an event in her district today.
Six people were killed, including a nine-year-old girl, a Giffords staffer and U.S. District Judge John Roll. Twelve people, including Giffords, were wounded.
“Get on Target for Victory in November. Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office. Shoot a fully automatic M16 with Jesse Kelly.”