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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Random thoughts about Sarah Palin on the Today Show

1. Goddammit, I swore I would never write about Palin again. And yet, here I go.

2. Come on, NBC, have some fucking dignity. This horrible woman takes every opportunity to discredit the profession of journalism, constantly accusing you of bias, bad faith, and bearing false witness, not to mention just "makin' stuff up," and you reward her by feeding her insatiable lust for fame and attention? She's made no secret of her contempt for you, why lend her any of what remains of your credibility?

3. That stupid "Tweet." Going to go rogue and infiltrate some turf. You were invited on the show, you ridiculous imbecile! You're not infiltrating anything. You're selling out, and you're using the same weak rationale that every sellout has used, pretending that you're going to take them down from the inside, or whatever. Nobody's buying it.

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/01LR6Wu23AaKi/610x.jpg 
Except maybe these paint-huffers.

4. The whole "oh my God, newspapers!" and "hey, I'm writing on my hand" schtick? I don't know whether to pity you or congratulate you on being self-aware enough to realize that you are a walking punchline of a self-parody.

5. You seriously have the balls to say this about Katie Couric? "And, frankly, I'm ecstatic we beat the 'perky one,' 
The Perky One? Your whole shameful career is based on being the perky one. Your only political "skill" is your ability to say despicable, hateful things with a cutesy-poo smile and wink. You invented perky-as-substitute-for-anything-of-substance. The only reason Bill Kristol was smitten enough with you to twist McCain's arm to ad you to the ticket is your smarmy perkiness.

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/39/2010/03/340x_custom_1268067003072_palin030810.jpg
Yes, yes, and those.


 

How is this indecent?

http://towleroad.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c730253ef0168e999a548970c-300wi


A student in Ohio has been told that he can not wear the above T-shirt because it is supposedly "indecent."

Sporting a T-shirt that could get him suspended from school, but one he considers a message of acceptance, teenager Maverick Couch has become a plaintiff in federal court.
Couch said he attempted to wear the shirt last spring for a student-led event called "Day of Silence," which is designed to take a stand against bullying.He said he complied with a request from the school principal to remove it, and subsequent requests for permission to wear the shirt were also denied. Couch said that he has been threatened with suspension if he violates the school stance.

So what could the school possibly be objecting to?
According to Lambda, when pressed for an explanation, the school wrote, "the message communicated by the student’s T-shirt is sexual in nature and therefore indecent and inappropriate in a school setting."

Oh. Well I guess the fact that the shirt  was illustrated with graphic photos of gay sex. . .oh, no, wait! It's a drawing of a colorful fish!

http://www.tomilyn.com/images/PinkRainbow.jpg 
Hey, whoah! This is a family blog!
 
So, would it be less offensive to accuse Jesus of homophobia? Yes.This is Cincinnati.

http://cmsimg.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=AB&Date=20120403&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=304030054&Ref=AR&MaxW=300&Border=0&Gay-student-sues-over-banned-T-shirt 
 
Seriously, how could anyone find this offensive?