OH IMAGINE THAT  9:38 pm October 11, 2008

Philadelphia Hockey Fans Wildly Boo Sarah Palin

by Jim Newell

Hey McCain-Palin campaign: not to say “we told you so,” but in fact to say “HA HA TROLLOPS, we told you so,” Sarah Palin was not received well by Philadelphia hockey fans tonight when she dropped the ceremonial first puck at the Flyers’ season opener. Liberal gotcha journal the New York Times describes the chorus of boos as “resounding (almost deafening).” This video is staggering. We’re fairly certain that the arena music is turned up louder in a vain attempt to drown out the SONIC WALL of booing. [YouTube]

 

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sk1win October 11, 2008 at 9:44 pm

I think we all saw this coming. Those Philly psychopaths booed Santa for fuck’s sake. Another great example of Walnut’s really high-level thinking.

itchnscratch October 11, 2008 at 9:46 pm

A real hockey mom would have brought in cookies for the players.

tsunami October 11, 2008 at 9:47 pm

i waited all day to see the reaction to palin. [sad life]

it was worth the wait…she was roundly booed and this video doesn’t
capture the sound as well as the msg tv feed.

btw…months ago, when i first saw palin on wonkette, my first post was…
“i’d hit that.”

i’ve changed my mind.

RubberSoul October 11, 2008 at 9:48 pm

Anybody have some clips of other ceremonial puck drops? I wonder if they always blast loud music during every one.

Gopherit v2.0 October 11, 2008 at 9:48 pm

Awww. No batteries No rotten fish? No bags of urine? Those fans weren’t even trying.

Kevpod October 11, 2008 at 9:52 pm

They aren’t booing, they’re just yelling, “Troooopergate, Troooopergate!”

President Beeblebrox October 11, 2008 at 9:58 pm

What did she expect? It’s Philly, where Flyers fans fight with players from the opposing team…

Crow T. Robot October 11, 2008 at 9:58 pm

Boo-urns! Boo-urns!

Rev. Juan MessyCan October 11, 2008 at 10:02 pm

Damn, I wish I’d been there! Although I don’t care a whit for hockey or Hockneyed Mom.

On second thought, this is good enough for me. I knew there was a reason I loved you, Wonkette. You bring the Evil-Doers humilitations right into my home.

As the financial world melts, I’ll have to make sure my hobo-condo fridgebox is close to a wifi node. (I might sell my ass, but I won’t sell my laptop! We all got our precious…)

mattbolt October 11, 2008 at 10:04 pm

[re=130728]President Beeblebrox[/re]: Oh God, I remember that. Not just any player, Tie fucking Domi. Flyers fans are just angry, drunk and dumb enough to jump into a penalty box to toss fists with people who are paid to fight.

For the uninitiated: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcgivAeVlI4&feature=related

hockeymom October 11, 2008 at 10:06 pm

too bad ogee oglethorp wasn’t there to check her into the boards.

Nathalie08 October 11, 2008 at 10:08 pm
kellygrrrl October 11, 2008 at 10:10 pm

maybe elm or oak or willow, whatevs, the middle kid who hasn’t gaffed out yet – she should hightail it for So Cal or NYC and change her name. Get out while you can, girl

Texan Bulldoggette October 11, 2008 at 10:10 pm

She said she brought the young un (not the mentally handicapped one) to prevent the booing. Guess that worked out as well as firing Moneghan & pretending she had a brain. I know nothing about hockey but whoo hooo hockey fans in Philadelphia.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/11/192018/03/127/607040

And thank you, Jim, for starting a new thread.

rocktonsammy October 11, 2008 at 10:11 pm

Booooooooooooooooooooooosh!!!!

irisheyes October 11, 2008 at 10:12 pm

[re=130725]RubberSoul[/re]: no…they were deliberately trying to drown out the 18,500 fans.

God I love me some Broad Street Bullies!

graceless October 11, 2008 at 10:17 pm

Well, at least she finally wore long sleeves…

astroprofeddie October 11, 2008 at 10:18 pm

Philly is in the tank for Obama…. HELL YES!!
Philly is going to bring home PA…..21 bitter electoral votes in your face moose girl

I love living in the philly metro area :)

eatsshootsleaves October 11, 2008 at 10:19 pm

I wish her kids weren’t so cute, so I could really enjoy the schadenfreude.

Rodney Badger October 11, 2008 at 10:20 pm

She’s having a really good weekend.

irisheyes October 11, 2008 at 10:22 pm

Meanwhile, over at the baked foxnews desk:

Palin drops Puck in Philly to Mixed Reaction.

Right…

Undeterredbyreality October 11, 2008 at 10:22 pm

AP describes it thus: “The Alaska governor and self-described “hockey mom” heard a few boos when she walked onto the ice, but that soon turned to polite applause as she headed to center ice with Mike Richards of the Flyers and Scott Gomez — from Alaska — of the Rangers.”

The youtube version is unintelligible to me, so I have to ask–which is it, a resounding (almost deafening) chorus of boos, or a few boos that turned to polite applause. I hope & pray it’s the former.

(But that just pisses me off that AP is such a suck-ass lame version of truth.)

Jim Newell October 11, 2008 at 10:22 pm

[re=130733]Nathalie08[/re]: Even factoring in the current state of that op-ed page, I see no logical way that any editor would let that be published. A Tennessee college student must have hacked it into the printers.

T-Bone October 11, 2008 at 10:23 pm

I would have thought a hockey mom wouldn’t need so much help to drop the puck. Check that. I would have thought a semi-retarded human being wouldn’t need help to drop the puck. Particular one running for vice president. Though to be fair, she probably only spent a few days rehearsing.

Rodney Badger October 11, 2008 at 10:25 pm

HA HA! Check out the Obama Biden signs in the background. It IS always sunny in Philadelphia. . .

tsunami October 11, 2008 at 10:25 pm

tomorrow, i’m going to eat a cheesesteak in honor of the flyers.

however, the giants are going to stomp the eagles twice this season.

smellyal8r October 11, 2008 at 10:26 pm

[re=130729]Crow T. Robot[/re]: No, Smithers, they are actually shouting “booo”.

Worlds End October 11, 2008 at 10:27 pm

I laughed for a good 5-10 mins.

smellyal8r October 11, 2008 at 10:30 pm

[re=130733]Nathalie08[/re]: The poor dear. She’s finally lost it. She’s been close all election season. Now, gone round the bend. Mo we hardly knew ye.

Texan Bulldoggette October 11, 2008 at 10:30 pm

What the hell is pregnant Bristol doing walking on slippery ice (is that the name of a Bon Jovi album)? Is she trying to fall & have a miscarriage so Bible Spice can get the sympathy vote? Come on…

Worlds End October 11, 2008 at 10:31 pm

[re=130751]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Yes

smellyal8r October 11, 2008 at 10:31 pm

[re=130742]irisheyes[/re]: I’m surprised they were that “fair” and/or “balanced”.

StrangelyBrown October 11, 2008 at 10:34 pm

[re=130744]Jim Newell[/re]: I would say that “barracuda borealis” is almost cute enough to be clever, but I don’t believe in encouraging people in their delusions.

Texan Bulldoggette October 11, 2008 at 10:39 pm

[re=130733]Nathalie08[/re]: Simple, that’s what happens when you change your font to Webdings or Wingdings.

hockeymom October 11, 2008 at 10:41 pm

[re=130751]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: That’s not Bristol…it’s the next one, Hemlock, Sagebrush or whatever.

flhb October 11, 2008 at 10:44 pm

Why’d she bring the knocked-up one and not the lil’ imbecile? Her handler must’ve had the weekend off.

mattbolt October 11, 2008 at 10:44 pm

In West Philadelphia born and raised,
At the ice rink was where I spent most of my days,
Drinkin’ and cheerin’ and yellin’ some boo’s
And fightin’ some Pen fans with my orange crews

When this Republican chick,
Who was up to no good,
Tried to drop the puck in my neighbourhood,
I threw in one little “boo”
Secret Service got scared,
They said “You’re movin’ with Achmed on first-class Gitmo Air”

rocktonsammy October 11, 2008 at 10:45 pm

Mooooooooooooooooooooooooooose!!

teebob2000 October 11, 2008 at 10:47 pm

Best part is the giant Obama/Biden signs behind them in the crowd.

azw88 October 11, 2008 at 10:48 pm

How about her staring up at the jumbo-tron, watching herself on TV… and the Palin’s waved and smiled as the crowd booed. She is either thick skinned or just completely oblivious to what was going on around her…

azw88 October 11, 2008 at 10:50 pm

[re=130733]Nathalie08[/re]: That would be putting Lipstick on pig-latin….

Worlds End October 11, 2008 at 10:52 pm

[re=130751]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: The GOP Vice-Presidential nominee said at an earlier fundraiser that she would stop some of the booing from the rowdy Philadelphia fans by putting her seven year old daughter, Piper in a Flyers jersey. She said, “How dare they boo Piper!”

mattbolt October 11, 2008 at 10:52 pm

Nice trenchcoat, Carmen Sandiego. How about, shit, I dunno, a hockey jersey? Like people normally wear for this sort of thing?

Also, one of the related Youtube videos that flashed up at the end was the nWo Theme Song. Fuck, I forgot how awesome that was. Mid-presidency, I want Obama to schedule a press conference, then the feed from the White House press corps goes black and white and that music kicks in as Obama struts out in a torn t-shirt, shades and a week’s stubble and announces that from now on, he’s NWObama

HomoElectus October 11, 2008 at 10:55 pm

what this video doesn’t show is that every member of the audience was the pal of a terrorist.

FreshCliches October 11, 2008 at 10:56 pm

Sean Hannity whining that “The NHL is IN THE TANK for Obama!!” in 4…3…2…

bofm October 11, 2008 at 10:57 pm

Well, Snowflake has outlived her usefulness to the RNC.
The Crash and Obama’s crushing spread have made her whipping up of Da Base a liability. Now Walnuts is fighting to tone down the loonies that Snowflake was lashing into a frenzy just yesterday. She is on that last sad journey to the political glue factory. There is nothing sadder than a diva who is failing to dazzle anymore.

loquaciousmusic October 11, 2008 at 10:58 pm

I cheered their booing.

Wow. That’s deep.

Biker CRD October 11, 2008 at 10:59 pm

I Love hockey fans, They don’t put up with this kind of BS.
In MN watching the Wild Win!

HuskyMescan October 11, 2008 at 10:59 pm

I feel sorry for her daughters Gif and Jpeg who she dragged with her as human shields. I bet she thought , who’d boo me with my cute daughters? Good ole American hockey fans, ya hairlip.

wrenchdevil October 11, 2008 at 11:02 pm

I’ve never seen Philly fans be this kind. Compared to what usually happens at a Philly sporting event, that was a lovefest. She’s lucky they didn’t shower her with full cups of beer.

DoctorCulturae October 11, 2008 at 11:02 pm

I heart Philly fans.

Of course if she were at the Garden there’d be a tsunami of debris along with what I could only expect would be a torrent of the most colorful vulgarities.

Du bist ein Philadelphian not.

Texan Bulldoggette October 11, 2008 at 11:03 pm

[re=130764]Worlds End[/re]: I saw that article earlier. They didn’t seem to have any problem booing the little non-Down Syndrome child. I feel bad for the kids, but Bible Spice deserves every bit of shit that can be heaped upon her.

StrangelyBrown October 11, 2008 at 11:05 pm

[re=130773]DoctorCulturae[/re]: I think you just called the Governor a “Philadelphian emergency”.

azw88 October 11, 2008 at 11:05 pm

Stay tuned to the Daily Show Monday night (or does he Celebrate ‘getting Lost on the way to India’ day too?)

Nathalie08 October 11, 2008 at 11:06 pm

the two O-B signs behind her make my weekend!

HuskyMescan October 11, 2008 at 11:06 pm

[re=130772]wrenchdevil[/re]: I think that’s why she took her daughters with her. I’m surprised she didn’t take her daughter’s baby….oh, i her newborn out there as a human shield. Those AIP’ers know their terrorist tactics.

Texan Bulldoggette October 11, 2008 at 11:07 pm

[re=130773]DoctorCulturae[/re]: The only correlation here in TX is when neurosurgeon Jessica Simpson shows up to cheer on her beau, Tony Romo (the Cowboys subsequently LOSE). Gawd, do Texans HATE Jessica Simpson, but she’d probably still get more votes than Bible Spice. It’s okay to be stupid, but not okay to be stupid & mean!

CooterMarie October 11, 2008 at 11:13 pm

[re=130735]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Can you imagine the response if she hadn’t brought Sniper and Pistol to deflect some of the “Boos”? She might have had a wingnut-style angry mob on her hands and gotten pelted with Philly-cheesesteaks. Good thinking on her part. Of course, maybe she should have taken it a step farther and held up little Trigger as a human shield.

Dernyul October 11, 2008 at 11:17 pm

We’re all Philadelphians now.

TeddyS October 11, 2008 at 11:18 pm

Damn libruhl sports fans, abusing their power like that. From now on she only appears at sporting events between Liberty University pickup teams.

Undeterredbyreality October 11, 2008 at 11:21 pm

[re=130778]HuskyMescan[/re]: “while it was within her constitutional and legal authority to surround herself with children while being attacked, it may have raised a few ethical questions…”

Dorje Drolo October 11, 2008 at 11:25 pm

She’s quite the Honky, er, Hockey Mom

StrangelyBrown October 11, 2008 at 11:27 pm

[re=130781]Dernyul[/re]: We’s all kindsa things.

stolichnayaaa October 11, 2008 at 11:28 pm

They’re saying boooooarbie.

Weeping Jesus October 11, 2008 at 11:29 pm

Gomez of the Rangers is from Alaska. I think the audio just barely catches the Flyers guy saying something to Gomez about wanting to check out Palin’s “crease”.

Worlds End October 11, 2008 at 11:31 pm

Anyone read the new mudflats entry interesting.
http://mudflats.wordpress.com/

Also how the fuck is this legal?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/11/palin-blurs-line-between_n_133863.html

gjdodger October 11, 2008 at 11:35 pm

You know…those fans behaved just like George C. Wallace.

Fuel Injected October 11, 2008 at 11:54 pm

[re=130763]azw88[/re]: exactly

Lionel Hutz Esq. October 11, 2008 at 11:59 pm

Philadelphia is a mostly Democratic city, right?

Gov. Palin must be pretty brave to walk into an arena full of terrorist.

jagorev October 12, 2008 at 12:03 am

This is so perfect. I love you psycho Philadelphians.

No new post on John Lewis’s RACIST ATTEMPT TO ROUSE A LYNCH MOB against John McCain?

Vanity Smurf October 12, 2008 at 12:05 am

Now the kids know that everybody else hates their awful mother too.

Rhinoplasty October 12, 2008 at 12:13 am

The whole thing about booing Santa is a bad rap. That Santa was drunk and stumbling around Franklin Field. ANYONE would have booed.

kellykapoor October 12, 2008 at 12:16 am

Hmm, anyone notice how the hockey player ON THE RIGHT cleverly avoids hand contact with Miss Palin? Nice move.

PigeonPoop October 12, 2008 at 12:21 am

We are all Philadelphia Flyers fans now

Ilikepigeons October 12, 2008 at 12:24 am

that bristol girl is not pregnant. take a good look.
I think she had one of those Obama/Biden crazy abortions.
Go Flyers!!!!

GinBomb October 12, 2008 at 12:30 am

You call that booing?

saridout October 12, 2008 at 12:36 am

that may be the saddest and most uplifting thing i’ve ever seen…

Gob October 12, 2008 at 12:37 am

What is hockey?

WadISay October 12, 2008 at 12:39 am

In my experience of Philly fans, they would have booed the Palin kids, even if mom wasn’t there.

On a lighter note, I spent the evening with some lads from the band getting beered up at the Liffey, where the Wonkette crew is warmly remembered from the RNC. Apparently, you played the Replacements obsessively. Yeah.

Ilikepigeons October 12, 2008 at 12:40 am

[re=130788]Worlds End[/re]: thanks. I needed a new scandal
to keep me going…

Ilikepigeons October 12, 2008 at 12:44 am

[re=130733]Nathalie08[/re]: I think she said we could buy Iceland.

Jukesgrrl October 12, 2008 at 12:44 am

[re=130751]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: The Bon Jovi album is Slippery When Wet (you were close). And slippery or not, Bon Jovi (who owns the half of Philadelphia closest to Jersey) is in the tank for Obama, so he won’t be hawking his next CD on Fox.

Sassy McButterpants October 12, 2008 at 12:45 am

MSNBC has another take:

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/27136268/

TJBeck October 12, 2008 at 12:45 am

Seriously – this woman is so out of touch that she almost went jogging in Philly a couple weeks ago in a NY Rangers jersey.

http://football.realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/9334/20081006/palin_swaps_rangers_sweater_for_eagles_jersey/

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Go Phillies
Go Eagles
Go Flyers

springfield_meltdown October 12, 2008 at 12:47 am

[re=130799]Ilikepigeons[/re]: It isn’t Bristol the Pregnant. The older kid is Willow who is 14, I think, and probably hasn’t gotten knocked up yet because with all those moral values they wait till at least 16. The Palins are a classier kind of snowbilly.

azw88 October 12, 2008 at 12:51 am

[re=130807]Sassy McButterpants[/re]: Not even Fox Sports gives it that rosy a picture… No, she was booed….

Beans October 12, 2008 at 1:01 am

I’m so surprised she didn’t have the look-I-didn’t-abort-this-retard prop baby but, as usual, the little kid would get stuck having to hold little Trigger. BTW–Even in OK, people don’t name their kids after Hollywood horses.

The Helvetica Scenario October 12, 2008 at 1:06 am

She killed. It was her evening. She was the star.

azw88 October 12, 2008 at 1:12 am

[re=130811]Beans[/re]: Oh, there is no way she was taking trig on the ice… she was afraid she’d drop the kid and hold th puck up to her titties to suckle… Actually, I’d pay money to see that…….

tednugentslover October 12, 2008 at 1:13 am

[re=130803]WadISay[/re]: the Replacements stole Cat Scratch Fever and made it Gary’s Got a Boner. It mad Ted mad, until I told him that they gave him songwriting credit and he gets a royalty.

And incidentally, I heard that in Alaska “dropping the puck” is a synonym for a teabag. That’s what I heard, anyhow.

azw88 October 12, 2008 at 1:17 am

[re=130815]tednugentslover[/re]: So those aren’t wrinkles on Palin’s cheeks on the NW cover, they were scrotum marks due to Todd’s bad aim!

WithMySFValues October 12, 2008 at 1:23 am

Just got back from a friend’s gay wedding tonight where the gracious nice gays were far kinder in cocktail chitchat to Palin than would have been expected. Anyway, umm, I can’t hear the chorus of hate that I expected in this video. Damn. Effing YouTube in the tank as well?

Politicartoons October 12, 2008 at 1:23 am

I love that dramatic music. The soundtrack of the downfall of a major party has to be dramatic.

azw88 October 12, 2008 at 1:26 am

[re=130817]WithMySFValues[/re]: Maybe they were still euphoric due to the recent nuptuals, weddings gay or straight tend to make people all giddy and shit.

Or maybe they just love her fashion sense!

tednugentslover October 12, 2008 at 1:28 am

[re=130816]azw88[/re]: hmmm… scrotal track marks. An interesting theory. And now that you mention it, have you noticed that her mouth (when not giving an inspid grin) is set in a sneer with the right side higher than the left? Perhaps to offset the “left hangs lower” effect?

wellspring October 12, 2008 at 1:32 am

I feel bad for how completely Caribou Barbie is whoring out her kids. Pipewrench wearing a Flyers jersey tonight, and she was wearing a Reds jersey the other day. Which is it, kid? I just hope she can stick it out for another month before they let her go back to her budding career as a hair stylist out of the public eye.

HuskyMescan October 12, 2008 at 1:32 am

[re=130818]Politicartoons[/re]: For the republican party, I think the end rolling credits song should be the theme to the Benny Hill Show.

azw88 October 12, 2008 at 1:36 am

[re=130820]tednugentslover[/re]: Could be, you know those tough outdoor types have balls of steel!

HuskyMescan October 12, 2008 at 1:42 am

[re=130820]tednugentslover[/re]: Hmmm, i think I saw this on CSI. I believe the tell tale are the white specks in the scrotal track marks area…Scrotum Talc.

dilhavarti October 12, 2008 at 1:46 am

Who let her out there? What an asshole.

azw88 October 12, 2008 at 1:51 am

[re=130824]HuskyMescan[/re]: Folks wondered if sarah was shaved, not we must ask if Todd’s nutsack is shorn….

HuskyMescan October 12, 2008 at 1:57 am

[re=130827]azw88[/re]: I’m counting on the brave gotcha journalist that can get to the bottom of this.

azw88 October 12, 2008 at 2:05 am

[re=130828]HuskyMescan[/re]: Yeah, why didn’t Couric ask Sarah, “Governor, do you drink from the hose?”

Lascauxcaveman October 12, 2008 at 2:15 am

[re=130815]tednugentslover[/re]: WTF? I love both those songs, and they aren’t remotely related.

Also: Gary’s Got a Boner > Cat Scratch Fever.

soymocha October 12, 2008 at 2:26 am

[re=130771]HuskyMescan[/re]: Yeah, I don’t get how she subjected to her kids to that.

Obama’s healthcare plan now includes the Palin Offspring Longterm Therapy Fund.

HuskyMescan October 12, 2008 at 2:35 am

[re=130829]azw88[/re]: Yeah, Couric dropped the ball on that one. Hahaha…uh..ahem. Well, at least we made a google hit here for “scrotal track mark palin” .

tinybubbles October 12, 2008 at 2:38 am

Well that’s what working moms do…they drag their kids all over the country and subject them to people who don’t see America like she does. Don’t you know it is sexist to suggest because she is a woman and a mom and a governor and a hunter and a hockeymom she shouldn’t make a public spectacle of and humiliate her children?

Ohhhhhh, it’s because she’s an idiot that she shouldn’t make a public spectacle of and humiliate her children…my bad.

Ya done good, Philly. Ya done good.

BillyT October 12, 2008 at 2:41 am

Palin brought her daughters especially the SEVEN YEAR OLD PIPER as her HUMAN SHIELD. How Sadaam Hussein of her!

This ironically from her supporter station FOX NEWS:

The GOP Vice-Presidential nominee said at an earlier fundraiser that she would stop some of the booing from the rowdy Philadelphia fans by putting her seven year old daughter, Piper in a Flyers jersey. She said, “How dare they boo Piper!”

http://embeds.blogs.foxnews.com/2008/10/11/palin-drops-puck-at-flyers-game-receives-mixed-reaction/

HuskyMescan October 12, 2008 at 2:41 am

[re=130831]soymocha[/re]: Human shields. She had to have known that there was a possibility that she was going to get booed or get stuff thrown at her.

I hope Obama’s plan also includes short-term therapy for Palin Withdrawal Syndrome, we’re sure gonna miss her after Nov 5…seriously, Oldnutz made this campaign interesting by choosing her.

azw88 October 12, 2008 at 2:44 am

Piper: Mommy, why are they booing you?

Sarah: They are not booing me, dear they are saying “oooh” because they are soo Jealous of your good looks, Alaskan independent spirit and your wonderful maverickness.

amy amnesia October 12, 2008 at 2:53 am

i’ve never been prouder to be a philadelphia sports fan.

of course, philadelphia sports teams rarely give me anything to be proud of…

facehead October 12, 2008 at 3:02 am

[re=130817]WithMySFValues[/re]: Palin is a total fag hag (not to mention a moose hag).

Rev. Juan MessyCan October 12, 2008 at 3:15 am

[re=130838]facehead[/re]: *fag-burning hag; **moose-sucking hag

/fixed

Rev. Juan MessyCan October 12, 2008 at 3:17 am

As it was pointed out by someone else, somewhere (else?) that about the only thing we can trust about her is that she is biologically female… is it wrong for me to imagine that she pegs the First Dud anyway?

ellis October 12, 2008 at 3:18 am

Not okay for her to bring her children out into the spotlight like that. As if having her child around would be a shield against the boos. This woman just keeps exploiting her family left and right.

Hooray For Anything October 12, 2008 at 3:35 am

[re=130834]BillyT[/re]: She obviously knows nothing about Philly. Maybe it’s because she can’t see Philadelphia from her house.

gurukalehuru October 12, 2008 at 4:12 am

I know it’s OT, and I know it’s bad form (in civilized places, which is why I do it at Wonkette) to indulge in Schadenfreude over the death of a public figure, particularly an untimely and unexpected death, but Jeorg Haider is dead, and I’m happy about it.

helenaHandbasket500 October 12, 2008 at 4:21 am

The MCFAILIN campaign is starting to remind me of DICK

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2DLiRXu6C4

EliteAfroChick October 12, 2008 at 5:29 am

People, that is not Bristol. That would be Piper. I wonder where K-Todd was but most importantly I wondered if the Guvnor peed on the lines to see if she is pregnant yet.

Lionel Hutz Esq. October 12, 2008 at 5:38 am

Shouldn’t they have had Russian players participate in the puck drop? After all, she is an expert on Russia.

[re=130733]Nathalie08[/re]: Apparently someone had a lot of stock in AIG, or someone hasn’t been laid in a very long time. I’m betting on both.

[re=130776]azw88[/re]: Well, Stewart is Jewish.

druranium October 12, 2008 at 6:11 am

[re=130786]stolichnayaaa[/re]: BOOOOOOOO-Urns!
Heh Heh Heh.

wade williams October 12, 2008 at 6:13 am

her daughters have already perfected that beauty contestant little hand wave….wow homeschool rocks!

Steeevyo October 12, 2008 at 6:16 am

They didnt boo Sarah.
They booed Piper for inciting hate and violence at the rallies.

druranium October 12, 2008 at 6:18 am

Sarah Palin is a loser who gets booed at sports games.
If there is a Jeesus, I think he really has a wonderful sense of humor.

Barack Like Me October 12, 2008 at 6:19 am

Here’s ya booing w/out the musical soundtrack: http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ2DB8pNvJ8

Boo! Yah!!!

njdon October 12, 2008 at 7:11 am

,,,,,.

[re=130853]Barack Like Me[/re]: thanks.

that hockey player should have done her on the ice.

i woke up this morning visualizung a movie showing grandpa, little awful annie, and their cat in their old car with bad suspension and misaligned tires weaving their way across the country on the interstate. their destination as pointless as this comment.

,,,,,.

accidental_tourist October 12, 2008 at 7:29 am

You can’t make this go away by saying they boo’d Santa and the Easter Bunny too. If they weren’t evil capitalist pagan symbols closely tied to witch doctors, they wouldn’t have been boo’d either.

jasonelias October 12, 2008 at 7:30 am

The boos are more than satisfying, frankly I haven’t heard anything like it. I love it.

superfecta October 12, 2008 at 7:31 am

I’m not often proud of out fair city’s sports fans, but today, we are all Flyers fans.

accidental_tourist October 12, 2008 at 7:32 am

Favorite campaign sign: Palin – I can see the end of your career from my house.

WestEdEd October 12, 2008 at 7:35 am

I, for one, am upset there was no “she’s a crack whore, clap, clap, clapclapclap” chant. I hope she handles a puck at a Cap’s game, if you know what I mean.

springfield_meltdown October 12, 2008 at 7:40 am

[re=130834]BillyT[/re]: I can’t believe that she is displacing the booing for her on to her poor child. Because the Flyers fans were so offended by young Piper’s spit fixing of her brother’s hair? Next she is going to say that they were booing that nice middle aged lady that won the contest. Palin is such an obvious narcissist and makes my skin crawl.

Larry McAwful October 12, 2008 at 7:47 am

The announcer wasn’t allowed to finish his sentence. He said, “The best-known hockey mom in the United States, Sarah, pallin’…” but they cut his mike before he could finish saying, “Sarah, pallin’ around with terrorists!”

Anyway, it’s the middle of October already. What’s she doing, dragging those kids all over the country? Shouldn’t they be in school? At this rate, even Bristol’s gonna flunk Lamaze. They have school in Alaska, right?

chapka October 12, 2008 at 7:54 am

As a Flyers fan, I was disappointed in the relatively friendly reception Ms. Palin got at the Wachovia Center (soon to be the Wells Fargo Center, soon to be the HSBC Center, soon to be the People’s Five-Year Athletics Committee Center).

accidental_tourist October 12, 2008 at 7:58 am

Good article at http://www.fivethirtyeight.com comparing Obama and Palin rallies in Ohio.

Obama came out, rolled up his sleeves, and talked economy for about an hour. He united his enthusiastic, respectful crowd.

Palin made a rock star entrance and hung around for just under 30 minutes – long enough to
throw out a few “terrorist,” “judgment,” “ambition” arrows. As for DHL shutting down 8,000 jobs in Wilmington, she said “we’re gonna do something about it.” Then got right back to the Barack attack.

Get a load of her grand entrance to the rally – kinda makes Barry’s pillars in Denver look sparse.

“Palin’s rally featured the more impressive entrance, with giant video screens showing the crowd the slowly turning campaign bus as it approached the cavernous inside venue. Finally, the fog machines hit high blast, the huge blue curtain parted, and the bus drove right inside the hall. As “Eye of the Tiger” blasted over the loudspeakers, Palin bounded on stage to a full-throated roar.”

My dad was a huge McCain supporter at this time a year ago – dad’s got that whole war hero thing going on and folks were calling him a Maverick long before McCain even came on the scene. But even dad is shaking his head in disgust, listening to Obama with more of an open mind. Folks, this is HUGE.

dano October 12, 2008 at 8:09 am

Booing is the real reason people in Philly even go the sporting events, the game is only secondary. Hell, they used to boo Mike Schmidt for Christ’s sake! Palin’s campaign manager is clearly in the tank for Obama for letting her go out there. Anyone how knows anything about Philly could have told you this would happen. I’m surprised they didn’t rain garbage and rotten fruit down upon the ice.

ChrissMari October 12, 2008 at 8:37 am

So I was at a Phillies game and Andy Reid’s daughter was singing the national anthem and there was heckling about whether or not her brother could get various members of the crowd drugs/guns. They love Andy Reid too!

I love Philly. I boo everything it’s great.

ChrissMari October 12, 2008 at 8:41 am

Also, srsly, they’d boo Obama too. Not because of any “this is hockey don’t make it political” statement or because they hate him… but because IT’S FUNNY TO BOO.

Philly = best IRL Trolls EVAR

MISTAHCOUGHDROP October 12, 2008 at 8:50 am

Isn’t hockey a game about beating the opponent to a pulp? A curious sport for Bible Spice to embrace.

A new McCain-Palin poster here: http://homepage.mac.com/mistahcoughdrop/PhotoAlbum6.html.

Notice the cheerful bunny skull and the embrace of the heavens.

Rush October 12, 2008 at 9:04 am

[re=130863]accidental_tourist[/re]:

My dad has not voted for a Dem. pres. ever. He is also strongly considering Barry and thinks Palin has a low class family.

4tehlulz October 12, 2008 at 9:13 am

[re=130867]MISTAHCOUGHDROP[/re]: Why? That’s what her brand of Christianity embraces, and she certainly has no qualms about using her power to crush her opponents. Hockey is the perfet game for her.

MISTAHCOUGHDROP October 12, 2008 at 9:26 am

[re=130869]4tehlulz[/re]: Mr. 4tehlulz, That’s a Christianity from the 11th century, well before hockey became a hit on cable TV (and the WWF, too!). There’s a neanderthal quality about Palin’s mindless bearhug of violence, and clearly McCain’s history of wrecklessness (see the Rolling Stone story here: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/make_believe_maverick_the_real_john_mccain ) makes warmongering a virtue.

You are correct. She’s a hockey head who enjoys blood. We’ve not evolved much in 1000 years.

S. Cullen Bonz October 12, 2008 at 9:46 am

It was Santa? I thought they booed Santana after a bad “Black Magic Woman”

Clancy_Pants October 12, 2008 at 9:53 am

[re=130733]Nathalie08[/re]: My head hurts… Here’s an early entry translating Sunday morning Dowd:

http://ablativeabsolute.blogspot.com/2008/10/maureen-dowd-translated-from-original.html

Monkey October 12, 2008 at 10:40 am

It is indicative of the absolute delusional mindset of that campaign that they think she would be well received, in Philadelphia of all places. There is no sports fan as low, crude, cruel and ignorant as the Philadelphia sports fan. And now they have a campaign to match them.

Kwame' October 12, 2008 at 10:48 am

Apocalypstick did not seem very warm to that Hockey Mom. She could barely stand to look at her, let alone touch her.

stew October 12, 2008 at 10:51 am

Mo Dowd–the DT’s have finally taken. See what you can do with this:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/opinion/12dowd.html?ref=opinion

PJ October 12, 2008 at 10:52 am

To all Minnesotans:

If you have moved and your driver’s license does NOT have your current address on it, you can STILL VOTE on November 4th if you do the following:

On voting day, bring your passport and/or old license and one of the following with you to your polling place so you can register to vote on voting day:
1. A utility bill with your name and current address.
2. Someone who can vouch for you…that you live where you say you live.

To all young Minnesotans: you can NOT just vote at ANY polling place. You must vote in the polling place designated for your current address. Go to this website to find your polling place: http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/.

Love ya!

Scooter October 12, 2008 at 10:58 am

Maureen Dowd, having alienated 99.99% of her former fans, has now chosen to be unamusing in every language.

iolanthe October 12, 2008 at 11:01 am

[re=130724]tsunami[/re]: My husband said the same thing. First few times he saw her, it was “ROWR!”

But not the sight of her just makes him queasy, and is about as erotic as roadkill. Especially when he has to listen to her, too.

civan93 October 12, 2008 at 11:29 am

Drill Drill Drill!

shoeho October 12, 2008 at 11:34 am

I can’t believe the RNC or whomever is in charge of the Gov these days was stupid enough to let her do this. Philly fans pride themselves on booing. As much as I detest SP and all she stands for, I can’t help but feel sorry for the kids, especially the little one. She’s way too young to understand the “why” of the reaction.

Reefpilot October 12, 2008 at 11:38 am

Much better video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXNetpeu_mk

Incredible. From the stands, about halfway up. The overwhelming booing is undeniable. Keep listening for chants of “asshole, asshole.”

The boos just keep coming and coming. You can hear the music go up too, but from the stands, it doesn’t muffle it.

I worked concessions at the civic center in Asheville NC for 3 plus years and the only boos I ever heard this loud were at a WWF event, when the bad guy wrestler hit the ring or cracked someone’s head with a steel chair.

Speaking of which… yup should forget politics. She’d be a great heel for Vince McMahon, a new management type who screws the wrestlers and tries to fire them. And uses her own kids as human shields when she comes to the ring.

Fear of a Black Reagan October 12, 2008 at 11:42 am

[re=130733]Nathalie08[/re]: I got six years of graduate training in Greek and Latin under my belt, and no. No I can’t.

“Maureen, I knew Latin. I worked with Latin. And that, Maureen Dowd, is no Latin.”

Reefpilot October 12, 2008 at 11:43 am

Oh, also worked the majority of Asheville “Smoke” games when the hockey team was still in Asheville and saw a good number of their games. Granted, the Smoke is not the same venue or league as above, but I could see Russia from my window at the concession stand so I do know what I’m talking about.

jagorev October 12, 2008 at 11:44 am

[re=130883]Reefpilot[/re]: OMG, that’s perfect. I knew her personality and her whole act reminded me of something… and that something is a professional wrestling lady.

iolanthe October 12, 2008 at 11:53 am

[re=130751]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: That older girl isn’t Bristol, folks. That’s “Willow”, the forgotten middle child they loved so little that they gave her an almost-normal name (well … “normal” in that more than ten other people on Earth share it, including characters on Buffy and such.)

Bristol is probably locked in a tower somewhere.

Willow is, oh, 14 or 15. She is not yet pregnant.

Like her big sister Bristol, Willow is principled enough to avoid pregnancy until her Senior Year in High School, after her eye settles on whichever big ol’ good-looking inbred high school thudhead she intends to permanently trap. These girls aren’t *sluts*!

Two REALLY uncharitable thoughts:

Willow (the teen there) inherited more than her share of the Family Ass, didn’t she?

Speaking of good-looking inbred thudheads, I finally figured out who both Todd Palin and Levi Johnston (Bristol’s shotgun groom) resemble:

L’il Abner! Check it: http://www.perogatt.com/peroblog/li'l-abner-g.jpg

It’s possible only folks of a Certain Age will appreciate this picture. Once, I looked like Daisy Mae. (Seriously! People used to tell me that when they were very very drunk!) Now I look just like Mammy Yokum (the diminutive matriarch with the corncob pipe and the very punk stockings.)

iolanthe October 12, 2008 at 12:06 pm

[re=130809]springfield_meltdown[/re]: Oh, Jesus. I posted mine long before I saw yours re Bristol/Willow. We made exactly the same point, right down to “Shutcho mouth! these people have *class*!”

Heh.

iolanthe October 12, 2008 at 12:10 pm

[re=130827]azw88[/re]: BTW, I vote that from here on out, we call a totally shaved or waxed set of adult female genitalia a “John McCain” … as in “bald pussy.”

tinybubbles October 12, 2008 at 12:11 pm

[re=130854]njdon[/re]: Hey I really like that visualization. Especially if the cat’s driving & his name is Toonces.

S. Cullen Bonz October 12, 2008 at 12:12 pm

When Palin was a sportcaster she asked her producer if she could go up to Mystery, Alaska to interview the hockey team because they put up a good fight against the New York Rangers.

jagorev October 12, 2008 at 12:16 pm

[re=130861]Larry McAwful[/re]: School is for liberal terrorists-in-training. I think these kids are homeschooled.

iolanthe October 12, 2008 at 12:18 pm

[re=130836]azw88[/re]:

Piper: Mommy, why are they booing you?

Sarah: They are booing Mommy because they hate Jesus, Piper. It’s true.
And one day you will grow to be a woman, my child, and when you have done so, *YOU WILL AVENGE MY HUMILIATION*, um … I mean, um … yeah … *JESUS’ HUMILIATION!*

gurukalehuru October 12, 2008 at 12:34 pm

[re=130883]Reefpilot[/re]: Thanks for that. From the Huffpo video, which I’m guessing is the same one used by most networks, I thought, hey, no big deal.
Glad to hear it was not exaggerated.

cheeto_jeebus October 12, 2008 at 12:36 pm

maybe a little ot, but since new threads are scarce on weekends…More vid of John Wayne Gacy with a monkey doll outside of a Palin Rally has turned up.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/12/74747/282/342/628166

what’s up with his glasses? did he loose his and decided it was okay to wear mom’s?

ReverendGreen October 12, 2008 at 12:41 pm

She’s gonna try to get Philadelphia fired!

donner_froh October 12, 2008 at 12:53 pm

[re=130873]Clancy_Pants[/re]: a minor work of art particularly “Emerging from her tanning bed to the forests in Eskimo-land, now she is asking everyone who is the most traitorous, most ominous, most scurrilous, most dangerous lover of terrorists and criminals of Chicago? You betcha!

SayItWithWookies October 12, 2008 at 1:19 pm

[re=130895]cheeto_jeebus[/re]: Pretty atrocious. On the other hand, if a 106-year-old Catholic nun living in Rome can decide to vote for Obama, maybe there’s hope for everyone yet:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7665925.stm

Johnny Zhivago October 12, 2008 at 1:21 pm

Those were boos of approval and affection, you America haters!

Texas2Step October 12, 2008 at 1:30 pm

[re=130757]hockeymom[/re]: I think it’s Willow…. Or Oleander.

cheeto_jeebus October 12, 2008 at 1:35 pm

[re=130900]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Heartening.

TeddyS October 12, 2008 at 1:37 pm

ANCHORAGE

nurple October 12, 2008 at 1:39 pm

Notice they said “best-known hockey mom”. I bleeve the press-release said “most famous hockey mom.”

soymocha October 12, 2008 at 1:39 pm

[re=130883]Reefpilot[/re]: Wow. It’s unmistakably brutal from the stands. This is the video more sites should be posting.

Still can’t wrap my mind around what McCain’s camp was thinking. It’s like a practical joke: “C’mon, Sarah! They’ll love you in Philly!” Later some staff members wrapped her toilet in Saran Wrap and scrawled “Ha ha, Maverick!” on her forehead while she was sleeping.

InKnockYouUs October 12, 2008 at 1:46 pm

“ceremonial puck drops”–that’s what they call these events. You must be kidding me.

TGY October 12, 2008 at 1:57 pm

Snow-bunny-on-ice can’t sing, can’t dance, can’t skate. What does she expect?

Sure, she can drop a puck, but will anyone respect her in the morning?

springfield_meltdown October 12, 2008 at 2:08 pm

[re=130900]SayItWithWookies[/re]: The nuns would be in the tank for Obama since they are associated with known terrorists. Some of them were arrested for civil disobedience for protesting wars, nukes, and torture etc. Oh and don’t forget teaching poor people in South America how to read and that they have rights! They are both domestic and foreign terrorists!

Scooter October 12, 2008 at 2:20 pm

Natalie 08: I’m well steeped in languages and had little trouble reading and comprehending Dowd’s bizarro ‘Latinish’ remarks, but IMHO they are both stupid and unfunny. In other words, “Veni, vidi, vomeri.”

Seek October 12, 2008 at 2:22 pm

[re=130845]gurukalehuru[/re]: Me too! Asshole Neo-Nazi. What is with the Austrians?

phillyhope October 12, 2008 at 3:41 pm

as a lifelong flyers fan and philadelphia, i am so so proud

azw88 October 12, 2008 at 3:59 pm

[re=130890]tinybubbles[/re]: That would be ironic, since Johnny-Mac seems to have preferred The whole Brazilian look, even before it became popular!

NYNYNY October 12, 2008 at 4:22 pm

Widely quoted: “The GOP Vice-Presidential nominee said at an earlier fundraiser that she would stop some of the booing from the rowdy Philadelphia fans by putting her seven year old daughter, Piper in a Flyers jersey. She said, ‘How dare they boo Piper!’” Unbelievable. Mid-splitting. I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt and just say, she couldn’t have said that.

“Piper, honey, all these people hate you so much, ya know, it’s making mommy look bad. Maybe it’s because you’re so ugly. Maybe that’s why they were booing at you. Gosh darn it, you’re gonna make me lose the election, bein so ugly, ya know.”

Lionel Hutz Esq. October 12, 2008 at 4:40 pm

Hey, isn’t it true that every time Sarah Palin attends a puck drop, someone in her family gets knocked up?

Obama is my co-pilot October 12, 2008 at 5:38 pm

To clarify PJ’s comment about registering at the polls in Minnesota on election day, you can have someone vouch for you but they must be registered to vote in the same precinct so grab a neighbor, any neighbor.

Also for Minnesotans if you do not vote “yes” for the clean water amendment it counts as a no vote. We have been told we can not mention this on election day which seems totally nutty to me.

Sarah Palin, even stupider than W.

phillyhope October 12, 2008 at 5:51 pm

i love how she thought people wouldn’t dare boo if she brought her little daughter. you’re not in alaska no more, babe. booing small children has never phased us here.

also we don’t boo just any pol that comes along. eddie rendell is our soul brother, and mayor nutter(a TERRORIST BLACK) got a standing ovation from the largely white, suburban crowd at phillies opening day

also in the inquirer sports section today there was a long article interviewing barry about sports. he came through with flying colors-our boy knows a little somthin about ball. he said julius erving was his hero as a kid, which was an a-plus remark because doctor j is the WHITE WORKING CLASSES favorite black guy ever

Viva la Cynthia October 12, 2008 at 6:20 pm

Aaaahhhhhh wow. That made my weekend. Thank you.

WadISay October 12, 2008 at 6:36 pm

As someone once said of John Kruk back in the day, he was a player who represented his city well.

sarcasticusername October 12, 2008 at 7:14 pm

@cootermarie: filthydelphia fans might be crazy/stupid but no way they’d waste a good cheesesteak on madame moosealini.

rocktonsammy October 12, 2008 at 9:35 pm

People from Philadelphia are complete assholes. The town smells like urine. They have the dumbest sports fans and Rick Santorum, :wink:.

blader October 12, 2008 at 9:50 pm

[re=130887]iolanthe[/re]:

I’d hit Daisy Mae. Easy.

Baldeagle79 October 12, 2008 at 10:16 pm

Despite a rich tradition of Republicanism, alas Philadelphia is now a bastion of liberal ideology. We move an inch closer to pure democracy (mob rule) every election cycle.

http://www.offeringcommonsense.blogspot.com

–JD

President Beeblebrox October 12, 2008 at 11:43 pm

[re=131115]rocktonsammy[/re]: Actually, Santorum is (allegedly) from the Pittsburgh area.

Larry McAwful October 13, 2008 at 2:14 am

[re=131137]President Beeblebrox[/re]: Yeah. And so am I. We’re not proud of our former senator, not proud at all. And it’s partly my fault, since I moved out of Pennsylvania for good in 1996, not voting him out in 2000, on account of my voting for Jon Corzine. But even though Senator Santorum declared himself a Virginia resident so he could send his kids to expensive private school, he was one of ours.

Western Pennsylvania tried to give the Senate Ron Klink, but that failed. We haven’t tried since. We’ll see what happens in 2010, when Arlen Specter finally leaves the Senate and goes back to producing records full time.

Smoke Filled Roommate October 13, 2008 at 3:07 am

[re=131065]WadISay[/re]: Yeah, Kruk with his pine tar lumberjacky shit even before [that] was cool? Manny’s got a lot on his helmet, too. He must be ‘great’ because he’s in LA. Fucking Drama Queen.
No one understands Philly sports fans– it’s a passion. If the passion tears into someone’s need for “civilized behavior”, then by all means, fuck them. For instance, I’ve lived in AZ for the past ten years and pay for Sunday Ticket just to see Eagles games.. And drum roll.. I’m a chick.

maggi October 13, 2008 at 3:42 am

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More Americans are expected to vote this year than ever before in history, so don’t be left out! Be sure to ask everyone you know the following questions:
• Are you registered to vote? If you moved recently, have you updated your voter registration?
• Did you apply for an Absentee Ballot? Do you know your state may not require any reason?
• Can you find your local Polling Place? Do you know it may have changed from last time?
The answers to these questions — and all your voting needs — can be found at http://www.StateDemocracy.org

Schadenfried October 13, 2008 at 12:00 pm

[re=131083]sarcasticusername[/re]: Except a Geno’s, Pat’s or the equally tourist-trappy Campos cheesteak. By all means, dig in Govenor.

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