We’re Also Jealous of Ferris Bueller, James Bond, Indiana Jones, and Mr. Incredible

It's empty inside — just like the real one!We’re just looking for an excuse to run the Sarah Palin Halloween mask again, but what the heck — the author of yet another book on the increasingly crowded Talibunny shelf says feminists are jealous that she temped her way to glory:

It was telling that Fey should be the actress who impersonated Palin. The two women may look like each other, but they could not be more dissimilar. Each exemplifies a different category of feminism. Palin comes from the I-can-do-it-all school. She is professionally successful, has been married for more than 20 years, and has a large and (from all outward appearances) happy family. And while Fey is also pretty, married, and has a daughter, the characters she portrays in films like Mean Girls and Baby Mama, and in television shows like 30 Rock, are hard-pressed eggheads who give up personal fulfillment — e.g., marriage and motherhood — in the pursuit of professional success.

Note the comparison: Not to Tina Fey herself, but to the fictional characters she plays. Last time that happened, Murphy Brown built an entire episode around it.

Palin Book: Feminists Jealous of Sarah’s Rise [US News]

It’s a fair comparison – the “professionally successful” Sarah Palin is a fictional character as well. :)

I love how the age old use of “Ivy Leaguer” as insult is trotted out in that article.

You see, this is the real irony because every last one of those people would kill or be ass raped to get into (or get their children into) one of the Ancient Eight.

@redmanlaw: A black shroud will be on the Stinque logo.

@Jamie Sommers: I was a reporter covering the Revolution there 20 years ago. There were SWAT guys atop the council chambers with AR-15s, concrete zig zag barriers in the streets. Two people were killed in a riot over a power struggle that led, eventually, to Peter McDonald’s downfall and imprisonment and the amendment of the Navajo Nation code to eliminate the office chairman, create the president’s position and make the council stronger. (Note that the council speaker believes himself to be at least equal to if not superior to the president.)

As for out friend in the photo, I’m guessing Winchester M70 bolt action rifle in a cop model, most likely a .308 cal.

ADD: Here we go:

Winchester Model 70 Stealth

@redmanlaw: The last chairman/first president Honorable Dr. President P. Zah was a moderator to a debate on the council reduction referendum Wed. night (at ASU) and he asked the CDs present to state what the charges and the evidence were against Shirley that led to his forcible administrative leave so he could “scold” him if necessary.

I saw the video of the riot when I was an intern at the USAO many years ago. The guy who supervised me was the one who prosecuted McDonald.


How long before the Right Wing Machine makes this kid eat a bunch of dirt? Unless he had a pretty pristine adolescence, I’m guessing not too long.

/PSA: I’m on my way to drunk and already waaay past cranky. I’ll try to keep my comments to a minimum. Or maybe I’ll pass out soon. Also, yay for Yards IPA! This is some good shit here!

Did anyone fix Nabeesko’s log in?


Hullo Dearie, missed you of late.

Comment away! When did being drunk stop any of us?

@JNOV: It’s not even 8 pm…well done!

Believe me, my xon, we’ve all done drunken commenting.

@JNOV: I don’t know, did they? And if so…..hey, eff you Pedro Martinez. I tune in at the 95th pitch mark and *bam*, Texeira.

@Tommmcatt is hunkered down in the trenches: I’ve been lurking.

@SanFranLefty: This Yards IPA is 7%, so after one, I’m already toasted. Must be that NDN liver of mine. Why can’t my Irish, Welsh and French genes come through in a pinch? Jeez!

ADD: @SFL: I guarantee no one will dire, but right now I’m encouraging all my exmo buds to buy Hitachi Magic Wands. I got my 82-yr-old aunt to buy one last week. They should start kicking back a little sumthun sumthun to little ole me.

and more proof for my stepmonster!

@Just Nabisco, ma’am: Yeah, and he’s all like, “I’m the most influential mutherfucker to ever enter Yankee Stadium!” I’m glad he got beat, stupid fuck.


Dear Barb,

I am drinking Pennsylvania beer tonight. It’s a tradition, like scrapple and pork roll (okay, pork roll is NJ, but whatevs).

Why must you cyberstalk your stepdaughter? I’ve got something better for you to do. It’s almost Halloween. Pull out your broomstick and entertain the kiddies, mmmkay?


@Just Nabisco, ma’am: As you can see, I just rescued a batch of yours (and Benedick’s) comments from the spam queue.

(Didn’t know we still had a spam queue — turned off Akismet a year ago.)

My best guess why your comments are getting snagged is that there’s an apostrophe in your screen name. Zap that, and see what happens.

I totally freaked out the exmos, or they’re all on another tab ordering magic wands.

@nojo: Much obliged, and apologies…

@JNOV: I actually like Pedro. And of course it was Matsui with the dinger in the 6th or 7th, not Texeira, I missed that one.

ADD: @Jamie Sommers: @redmanlaw: Do yinz guys get to have your own peace officers and shit? I read Mathiessen’s “In the Spirit of Crazy Horse” but don’t remember how the jurisdictional issues were addressed, if they even were.

@Just Nabisco: When they went up 2-1, I mentally bailed on the game. The sense of doom was overwhelming. I hope we come up with some suitable sing-songing expletives to throw off their game.

@Just Nabisco: Jamie and RML know much more than I do, but I was taught that there’s been this *huge* erosion of tribal law enforcement jurisdiction w/r/t non-natives fucking around on the rez. And this is a bigger problem now that many nations have casinos. For example, stuff like murder of an NDN by a non-NDN falls under federal law (thanks Russell Means).

@JNOV: Well, hypothetically speaking, would you want the local rural po-po in AZ or NM or OR or rural CA investigating how a NDN cocktail waitress was strangled by a highrolling gambler, or would you want federales on it? I’d go with the Feds on that scenario.

@SanFranLefty: Well, sovereignty is kind of a joke, but historically, the federales haven’t given a shit about dead NDNs.

There was this really famous murder and dismemberment of a woman that occurred in NDN country — can’t remember her name. She was left in a ditch on the side of the road. The NDN law enforcement folks had leads on the guys who killed her, but they lost jurisdiction and her murder was never solved. I wish I could remember her name. I think she was Lakota.


Greetings from West Hollywood. Tonight, half a bottle of a very nice red I found, then off to see a film of some kind- my husband’s choice tonight- then a lovely spliff, then bed.

Didn’t want you to think I was slacking off.

@JNOV: Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. The whole case has been a disaster, and it was the FBI who chopped off her hands for identification purposes. Cause of death was first “exposure,” but after her body was exhumed, a bullet wound was found in her skull. AIM members may have killed her — no one is really sure.

There is an aspect of the Palin phenomenon which is rarely even touched on, I suspect because of the howls of sexism which would result; Sarah, it seems to me, might be very much controlled by her troglodyte hubby. If anything, he seems stupider than she is, and politically, much further out, he was the member of the Alaskan secession group, remember? There were stories about how he attended top level meetings when she was governor, although he had absolutely no official position.

He was the one who got silk underwear, don’t you think he grabbed for those credit cards she was given? His influence, possibly control, over her, seems a taboo subject.

She came from a half-decent background, teachers, liberals, it seems, but him, is it not possible the grifting, the lowlife grifting, the unpredictability, the way she commits and backs out of things, is this him, vetoing what she agreed to? Is it him, “Sarah, we need to cash in, don’t go there unless they pay you?”

Is Todd, the moron, more in control than political correctness allows anyone to speculate in public?

@baked: @JNOV: @Tommmcatt is hunkered down in the trenches: What’s all this? I’ve missed out by having to actually work. If we’re trying to prove what degenerates we are, I can add that I have a glass of red wine and a glass of white at my elbow. Unfortunately, that’s about as exciting as I get.

@Mistress Cynica: Apparently someone’s step-monster thinks we’re a bunch of brilliant, funny, good-hearted yet mentally ill drunkards/potheads.

Like that’s a bad thing.

@Mistress Cynica: Write a note to Barb. Don’t forget to bless her heart.

Time for more beer! The food done soaked it up!

Don’t make me go to FNFF. Is there even still a FNFF?

@Promnight: Do you know about Penn Masala? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fom3P3Nm9Uw

They’re right in our backyard…

@Promnight: Ack! Don’t abandon me or I’m left chatting with some MENSA dude on FB.

I should tell him I’m only interested in Prometheus Society members.

@Promnight: So, tell me — what it is that hits you right there. Is it the Western/Eastern mashup? Do you have a thing for Eastern instruments/melodies? The Beatles were the first Western band, that I know of, who adopted these awesome sounds. I dig the vocals, especially the falsetto you hear in lots of Indian music. I’m going to see if I can dig up some other stuff for you.

Oh, and Dueling Banjos is a great song aside from that pig squealing business. Oh, oh, I read somewhere that the banjo was invented by slaves.

ADD: Oh, oh, oh — love it!

@Promnight: Dude. Did you pass out, or are you crafting some epic comment?

Levi doesn’t seem like a bad sort (which I guess was the whole point of the article.) Nothing really surprising.

Laughed at his scorn at cutting his mullet. Truth is no self respecting hockey player would ever do that, unless he was dating a Victoria Secret Model or Czech Stripper.

I’ve never seen them sleep in the same bedroom. (I don’t know how she got pregnant.)


@JNOV: I don’t know what it is, but it hit me, for sure. I has to think on it. But it hit me in that dueling banjos far more than George Harrison playing around with the sitar ever did. I am not composing anything epic, tired and sleepy.

@Promnight: I really don’t know, and it is a legitimate question, but I suspect Sarah wears the pants in that family, such as.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that, especially in my fantasies of heterosexual male fantasy, except that it’s the Talibunny pegging that ass.

@Jamie Sommers: I caught the forum on a link from a friend before it went live, but I had to run to catch the bus. Peterson Zah is my clan bro. He told me they would continue to claim me so long as I did a good job.

@Just Nabisco: I’ve seen the jurisdictional thing from both (or three) sides now, having been a tribal attorney, state prosecutor and pro bono appointed defense counsel out on Navajoland. Tribes can have they own cops, if they can afford it, otherwise, they depend on the BIA which means that you have one cop on duty at night covering three communities anywhere from 20 mins to an hour apart.

Not only do you have glacial response times, but the cases go to the bottom of the stack at the US Attorney’s office for prosecution. I had an official (former law enforcement officer) of a client prepare and and hand over a slam dunk embezzlement case to los federales. That was a year ago and we havn’t heard back from the feds.

The family of my cousin who was killed last year in Santa Fe could let the justice system work as they monitored it. Out in the outback, I can see someone doing a little self-help out there.

@JNOV: Our office made a grid for that: V = Ind, non-Ind; Perp = Ind, non-Ind; site of crime = rez, non-rez, right of way w/tribal jurisdiction, etc; nature of crime, etc.

ADD: went to a fundraiser tonight for my candidate for gov in next year’s election. Full of hacks in nice blue blazers and khakis all looking for work if she wins next year. I was in my pink oxford, boots, jeans, and black fleece vest. It’s nice not having to need to be there. I felt a little uncomfortable. I can’t believe I used to do that for fun.



Firstt!!!!!!1! WOOOhat? (rillly? Catt? not so very much butch)

Halloween!!! I got the headline. Woo hoo. First. 1!!!!!!!!


This is the happiest day of my life. I want to thank my agent and my mother who pushed me past all those boys who were calling me queer and my English teacher and his alluring appendage and all the little people who got me to where I am today. Oh, and also God. Or Jeebus.

Global Warming bitchezz!!

Ghoul’s on First!!!!!


I must go to bed. Brilliant.

And I mean that sincerely. You are going to have to marry me. Because I love you.

@Benedick: Oh, please. It’s the same damn banner I used last year.

@Benedick: “I’d like two of whatever Mr Benedick is having, please.”

It’ll take me higher . . . even better than the real thing.

@redmanlaw: Sounds like he went for the Hood River Vodka after all.

@redmanlaw: I’m surrounded by blue blazers and khakis in the new gig. Despite my total lack of fashionista cred, one thing I do know is how lame that looks, kind of like Kenneth the Page writ large. If I’m gonna throw a tie on, I go full suit, if not, it’s dress down to the verge of hobo-ness.

I need to try this “Hendricks” you and Prom speak of; my newly acquired taste for martinis has been driven by Bombay, I feel ready to make the leap.

@Just Nabisco: Just remember: no lemon zest or olives. A cucumber is the appropriate garnish.
There’s a dirty joke there, but I can’t quite put it together.

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