Run Away!

sirobin2In a move that will surely come as a surprise to everyone in America who hasn’t figured out yet that she is little more than a shallow, dimwitted, opportunistic coward, part-time Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin has publicly announced that she is too chicken-shit to face Al Gore in a one on one debate on the subject of Global Warming. The onetime mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, who tried her hand at the governorship before determining that it was just too difficult, established her expertise in the area of Climate science by penning a scientifically illiterate Op ed on the matter for the neo-conservative daily The Washington Post.runaway

Having established that she is not just a dimwitted former beauty queen, but rather, a dimwitted former beauty queen who is frequently invited to write deeply dishonest editorials for the Washington Post, one might expect that Palin would welcome the opportunity to heap her dishonesty on a wider public. Alas, it is not to be. Answering the question of whether she would be open to debating Gore on the Laura Ingrahm show, Palin noted:

INGRAHAM: Would you agree to a debate with Al Gore on this issue?

PALIN: Oh my goodness. You know, it depends on what the venue would be, what the forum. Because Laura, as you know, if it would be some kind of conventional, traditional debate with his friends setting it up or being the commentators I’ll get clobbered because, you know, they don’t want to listen to the facts. They don’t want to listen to some reasonable voices in this. And that was proven with the publication of this op-ed, where they kind of got all we-weed up about it and wanted to call me and others deniers of changing weather patterns and climate conditions. Trying to make the issue into something that it is not.

INGRAHAM: But what if it’s an Oxford-style, proper debate format. I mean, he’s going to chicken out. I mean, if you challenge him to a debate, do you actually think he would accept it?

PALIN: I don’t know, I don’t know. Oh, he wouldn’t want to lower himself, I think, to, you know, my level to debate little old Sarah Palin from Wasilla.

Damn you, Al Gore, for refusing to lower yourself to Sarah Palin’s level, even before you’ve been asked to do so by anyone!


Does anyone think she has any idea whatsoever what an “Oxford-style” debate is? Contrary to what you may guess, Sarah, it does not involve drunks yelling at each other while tailgating before an Ole Miss game.
Also: “we-weed up”? Seriously?? Your mastery of the English language continues to shock and amaze.

Have you guys seen this?

It’s one of those good news/bad news things:

“Austria’s parliament passed legislation Thursday allowing homosexual couples to enter into civil unions, a move hailed by proponents as a historic win for gay rights in the country.

The bill, slated to become law Jan. 1., will give same-sex couples a series of rights enjoyed by their heterosexual counterparts, including access to a pension if one partner dies and alimony in the event of a split. It bans the adoption of children or artificial insemination.”

If you’re a gay Austrian, you can get married, they just don’t want you breeding or having access to other people’s unwanted children.

This all started when Murdoch gave Newt Gingrich a $4 million bribe, er, book advance, shortly after which, Newt shoved through a bill relaxing the prior law, which would not allow anyone to own a newspaper and a TV station in the same city. I believe Newtie pushed through laws which in other ways allowed Murdoch to spread his slimy tentacles throughout the USA.

It was all fucking planned. The right only needed one network, with its news department controlled by none other than Saint Ronald Reagan’s campaign manager, and of course, by Potter, I mean Murdoch, himself, to bring us to this in less than 30 years.

This fucking woman is a gibbering idiot, these words she is speaking, its not quite that they are lies, its not quite that they are dumb, its more that they are conveying opinions which are divorced from reality in some kind of combination of mendacious stupidity. They simply make no sense.

She is saying “I wouldn’t debate him in any forum where I was expected to make confirmable factual statements and then propose logical arguments based n those facts.”

In other words, “I wouldn’t debate him if it was a debate.” She would apparently only debate him if it was a cockfight. Or a mechanical bull-riding contest, or a shitflinging contest.

@Mistress Cynica: I love the way the fact that someone has expertise, knowledge, credentials in a field, are to her evidence that they are not to be listened to or trusted.

I’m an ignoramus, Laura, and if I was to debate him in front of his friends (defined as “scientists, educated people, experts, anyone who is not an ignoramus) I’d lose, which just proves that they are all in a lying conspiracy against me, because I am right, of course, as proven by the enormous lengths they go to to muzzle me and fight against me, as evidenced by this vast conspiracy, which includes even things predating my birth, like the entire concept of empiricism, you know they only made that up because they are so afraid of my truth, and that proves my truth is truth, that they were so afraid of my truth, that they started making up lies against it thousands of years before I was born.”

A debate between those two would be the short film Bambi vs Godzilla all over again.

@Mistress Cynica:
Sarah’s idea of an Oxford debate is to answer a nuanced question with a garbled version of a factoid taken out of context and wrapped up in her trademark incoherence, thus leaving her opponent staring at his oxfords in disbelief

@Mistress Cynica: I imagine when she heard “Oxford-style” the only thing to come to mind was the question “dress shirts or shoes?”

Actually, a debate between OxygenAl and SarPal would be hee-larious, and probably end in a draw of exasperated sighs parried by the pageantry wink.

Damn Google Ads.

I got ads for “Date Wealthy Women”. Not that I’m, um, interested or anything.

@Nabisco: Should such a debate ever occurr, take the odds that she will say “there you go again” at some point.

@karen marie: But if you’re a heterosexual, you can apparently keep your kid in a basement and rape her for 15 years w/o anyone knowing or caring.

@ManchuCandidate: No doubt. It makes me wonder if Ingraham was trying to set her up. Surely, Miss Dartmouth 1985 knows better than to really think that the Thrilla from Wasilla would actually go for this idea or that if she did, she’d come out of it looking marginally more intelligent than Trig.

@Prommie: I know a guy from Mexico who can set us up with some fighting chickens if they want to go there. His brother was the local champ back on the rancho in Zacatecas, fed ’em special diets and everything. My friend thought Palin was hot though, but he might help out just to get back into the game. He really misses it.

@redmanlaw: Around here they just busted a group of people from central america who were holding canary-fights, or parakeet-fights, they were fighting sparrows or some other tiny-assed birds. You must have to have good eyes to be a fan of that sport.

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