Feels Like the Second Time

Running gag.

Blogenfreude, June 9:

Buddy of mine here at the office says he went to an autism walk with one of his kids on Sunday.  The guest speaker was … Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who was also to lead the walk.

She bailed out 100 yards in, jumped into an SUV, and headed for Yankee Stadium to meet Rudy.

This was before the Iquitarod, so it was just a passing note at the time. But Friday night, Stinquer Original Andrew was among the first to note a curious sequel from a charity “Turkey Trot” in Kennewick, Washington:

Palin had announced on Twitter that she would be running the 5k race organized by the Benton-Franklin Chapter of the Red Cross.

She didn’t finish the race, opting to leave the course early to avoid more crowds at the end. About 40 minutes into the run, word started trickling out to people gathered at the finish line that she was gone.

With the latest news gathering Meme Steam, we just want to state for the record that we fucking own this story.

Busy Busy Busy [Stinque, June 9]

Palin participates in Turkey Trot [Tri-City Herald]


Sounds that she just want the Rubes’ money NOT actually MEET/TALK/INTERACT with them.

Palin missed her calling as a celebutard by being born 20 years too early.

@Jamie Sommers: I”m guessing they’ll have to do the FBI interviews for free. And Michaele, or however you spell you name: Never fuck over your stylist. Those bitchez know everything about you, and are just waiting for payback.
@ManchuCandidate: Palin missed her calling as a celebutard by being born 20 years too early. And in the middle of fucking nowhere.

@Mistress Cynica:
HA! my thoughts exactly. trespassing in the white house is legal now?
why aren’t these people talking to their lawyer instead of their agent?
i’m on a mini news blackout…last i heard they were MIA. did they surface, and if so, why aren’t they in custody?

@Jamie Sommers: They are grifters and famewhores, just like Sarah. No surprise there.

As for the above, I’d forgotten all about it – nice catch nojo.

@Mistress Cynica: Apparently, he did. After all, she spent 7 hours at his salon and her hair and make-up still ended up looking like shit.

@Jamie Sommers: If I were he, I’d have made damn sure everyone knew I wasn’t responsible for the abominable dye job.

@blogenfreude: Back in philosophy days, we would talk of a well-stocked mind; mine’s full of bric-a-brac.


Four police officers have been killed in an ambush at a coffee house in Washington state near McChord Air Force Base, reports a sheriff’s official. Few details are known, but a Pierce Country Sheriff’s spokesman said the four officers were sitting in a coffee shop near Tacoma with their computers when the shooting occurred this morning. He says he believes the officers were targeted specifically, and it was not a robbery, but a “flat out ambush.” Two gunmen reportedly burst into the coffee shop, shot the officers, and then fled the scene. Police are searching for male suspects and interviewing witnesses.

Add to this the three family murder suicides since Wed, and the minivan in Louisiana that crashed killing four of the 13 children who were riding in it without seatbelts, and you’ve got a crazy bloody T-day weekend.

@nojo: I recently went through my books and weeded out two types – 1) books I had read and would never read again (e.g. Goedel, Escher) and 2) books I had bought, not read, and would never read – thus I gave away my copy of Gadamer’s Truth and Method. I meant to read it, I really did, but I got about 50 pages in and found something else to do. Eh ….

@Mistress Cynica: Two gunmen … maybe convinced that Obama would send police to take away their guns? Maybe not, but it would not surprise me.

@Mistress Cynica: Ditto. But we’re obviously not working with the brightest light on the menorah since he agreed to work on her more than once.

@Jamie Sommers:
yeah, and for free yet. another genius.

TJ: Back to Tiger, dude has a sense of humor if he actually said “I need to get to Zale’s for a ‘Kobe Special'”

Though, Zales?!?

Proving Cynica’s theory that Tiger’s a cheap bastard.

@Mistress Cynica: Cops were either dirty, prosecution witnesses or had arrested the shooters or someone close to them. I’m thinking corruption, drugs or a domestic situation is at the root here.

Were the shooters pros? Think about going into the pancake house to take on four armed, trained guys in body armor.

I have not been watching the news, but I suppose any weekend can be miserable when you do a roundup of bad shit that happened to people.

ADD: Now I’m thinking random crazy guy after reading some of the stories.

@Jamie Sommers: The guys who own the salon are insane for letting them grift. If they want my expert advice, they should wait until an hour before her next appointment and have all male employees each down a six of tall Ballantine Ales in bottles and to show up in pants that button instead of zip and soft shoes. Invite her relax with cucumber slices while she is reclining in the basin for her shampoo. When she is ready for her first rinse, have the guys pad over, extend their schlongs and give her a nice steamy fucking piss rinse – extra points if one can flip the cucumer slices with a well-directed stream.

Nojo, this is another great one: “Meme Steam.” Snap up the domain name.

Great review of “Going Rogue” here.

Choice quote:

Going Rogue is to the art of writing what the Holocaust is to the concept of a just God – the piece of disconfirming evidence so overwhelming that we are left questioning whether it can exist at all.

@SanFranLefty: He’s insane if he thinks he can get away with anything short of Cartier. Zales, indeed. Mr Cyn’s network of servers also report he’s a never-more-than-15% tipper. Nothing is more of a turn-off than stinginess.

@al2o3cr: I thought Twilight won that prize. Well, I suppose they can share.

@SanFranLefty: He turned away the cops again. Interesting. Do we know if she’s a citizen?

@Jamie Sommers: They got married in 2004, wouldn’t she have citizenship by now, given his money and connections? ICE is slower than Christmas morning but there are ways to jump the queue.

Breaking/Huckabee commuted sentence of suspect in Washington cop shootings.


The man whom police are seeking as a “person of interest” in the slaying of four police officers was released from an Arkansas prison nine years ago after a controversial decision by then-Gov. Mike Huckabee to commute his sentence.

Maurice Clemmons, 37, was identified late Sunday by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office as a man sought for questioning . Clemmons has pending charges in Pierce County Superior Court for second-degree child rape and third-degree assault for an attack on a police officer. He was released from custody in those cases after posting a $150,000 bond, according to the Lakewood Police Department.


@redmanlaw: I have no schadenfreude for Huckabee as bad stories make bad laws, and this just made it worse for every other potential parolee.

@SanFranLefty: Although he said hours before the shootings that he was leaning against running in 2012, this really seals it.

redmanlaw: Which really is a shame. If you put a gun to my head and said, “you pick a fundie to run the country RIGHT FUCKING NOW or I shoot you,” I wouldn’t have too much trouble with Huckabee — particularly in comparison to other thumpers. Srsly: if it were down to Huckabee v Palin (or v Santorum, or v Brownback), I would take Huckabee in a heartbeat.

@chicago bureau: I donno, the ones who can pass as rational may be more dangerous.

Willie Horton.

The GOPers have been feasting on that Lee Atwater meme for over 20 years. Demrats and GOPers have made mistakes and will continue to do so because they are human, but the difference is many if not most GOPers don’t acknowledge their mistakes.

@ManchuCandidate: Huck will say that this guy found Jesus while in jail.

@Dodgerblue: Right and God told him to kill the cop because the cop was about to sin and lose his ticket to heaven – so Clemmons did ‘God’s Work by delivering him unto the Lord, fit for admittance to the Kingdom!’ I can hear him now.

Still, it will be fun to have journalists ask Fuckabee 60 times a day what gave him the bigger hard-on, the guy raping a child – or killing a cop. Or: What the fuck does the bible have to say about a governor who frees a child rapist to go off and kill a policeman?

@Dodgerblue: According to the article, he did it because they guy was a teenager when he committed the crime. After Huckabee commuted his sentence, he committed another crime and was sent to prison again only to be paroled (after the Huckster was gov). This guy’s criminal history is all over the place.

@Jamie Sommers: Oh, great, the perfect little vignette for Roberts, Scalia, and Alito to latch on to in the pending case on life without parole for juveniles.

Apropos of nothing, I’ve been reading all the comments (not sure why) on the NYT article on food stamps that doesn’t dig into the systemic reasons as to why we have a hollow shell of a middle class in this country. Judging from the comments, we are well on our way in the proverbial handbasket.

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