Nobody Could Have Predicted …

Who could have predicted that the GOP’s go to think tank on health care reform is run by a big insurance company

And I can’t resist posting this:

blogenfreude adds (because it never gets old):



How about we honor our brave troops defending our precious second amendment rights to personally own an individual firearm in our cold dead hands by separating some cheechakos from some sourdoughs?

Such fond memories:

“Well, it certainly does, because our, our next-door neighbors are foreign countries, there in the state that I am the executive of… We have trade missions back and forth, we do. It’s very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia. As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border. It is from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there, they are right next to our state.”

On Russia, by Sarah Palin:

We cannot repeat the Cold War.

We are thankful that, under Reagan,
we won the Cold War,
without a shot fired,


We’ve learned lessons from that in our relationship
with Russia,
the Soviet Union.

We will not repeat a Cold War.

We must have good relationship
with our allies,


helping us to remind Russia
that it’s in their benefit,


a mutually beneficial relationship
for us all to be getting along.

Well, this spares me the trouble…

I realized Monday how Palin speaks: Each clause is a snowflake, a private tweet, independently conceived and executed, the last word trigging another thought to be strung like pearls on a necklace, or grabbed like vines in a jungle. There is no destination to a sentence; the journey is all.

But having Shatner do it works much better.

@nojo: “trigging” … that’s a typo that should stay.

@nojo: This comes from using flashcards for debate prep and general policy prep.


Nah. If you watch O’Reilly for even 15 seconds that kind of stupidity not only is credible, but also expected.

Flash cards? I thought the lobbyists just shoved a hand up their asses.

Wow. Wow. Just ran through the Shatner video. It makes so much more sense now.

@Prommie: combined with her congenital beauty pageant/local sportscaster skill of saying utter nonsense with feigned conviction.

@ManchuCandidate: Actually, that might prove enjoyable to her. For Todd, it’s either Sarah or a warm moose out on the tundra.

TJ/: Attention Signal to Noise, Original Andrew, and any other Pacific NW Stinquers,

I’m planning a visit to Portland the weekend of August 22-23, and egomaniacally I’m using this as an excuse to propose a regional Stinque meetup! Cynica and Drinkyclown have already expressed interest (IanJ is sadly busy having a life or somesuch). We could meet in Portland or Cynica mentioned a Stinque wine tour in the Valley as well. If you’re interested, drop me an email.

Bill O’Reilly don’t know much about… fractions.

I’m more shocked that folks from Canada City actually watch his show.

@Nabisco: She seriously could not be more insincere, could she? I mean, like, ya know? Our brave soldiers are over there fightin’ and protectin’ and you betcha, I sure am appreciating of it, also, boy howdy.

@flippin eck: would love to but I work the third shift on weekends — so I’m basically trying to snag sleep until my weekend begins at 9 AM on a Sunday.

Wait. What was wrong with what O’Reilly said?

You know what — hang on a second.

[CB runs out, mugs dorky fifth grader, steals math textbook, looks up section on proportions, throws book down (hitting dorky fifth grader in head), runs back in]


DEVELOPING HARD: NBC Universal yanks Shatner video from Youtube. Money can be made, you see.

@Prommie: The chick pegs the self-serving self-pity meter. As epic trivialization of real human suffering goes, Talibunny’s little ditty here is the cutting edge of the art.

TJ: waddayasay we pay honoring to our loyal troops fightin’ for our freedoms off their, and remember that this is Cankles Awareness Month!

@Signal to Noise: Bummer. Maybe a post-work/post-party Dennys trip with the group at 6 am?

@flippin eck: likely, but am in the office until 9, 9:30 am.

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