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151 comments

  1. OffTheRecord

    Ugh. I hate that look people get on their face when they are happy to be holding a baby. It is all domestic and other disturbing things.

  2. whore4hope

    I’m more worried about Piper. It’s a lazy, self-centered mother who convinces her daughter that a new coat (probably from the RNC shopping spree) and a shiny headband equal a “costume.”

  3. Anonymous Office Zombie

    So, they got this one right, eh? Wasn’t sure they would be able to remember elephant instead of donkey after that whole scarf thing.

  4. Kev-O-Tron

    I’m just glad the kid’s not old enough to realize he’s being used as a cheap, political metaphor. With any luck his stupid Mom will be out of politics by the time he’s grown.

    Let me restate that: with any luck his stupid Mom will be working on a fish processor in the middle of the Bering sea after her term as Governor.

  5. Texan Bulldoggette

    Does this mean Barry’s daughters have to dress up in one of those 2-person donkey costumes where the fight over who gets to be the head & who has to be the ass is immortalized on YouTube & thereby loses Barry the election…

  6. Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=158477]magic titty[/re]: I know–it’s not his fault his parents are the 2 dumbest, conniving-est, corrupt, selfish people on the planet.

  7. Theta

    It’s nice to see we can come together despite our disagreements for the common purpose of dressing the mentally handicapped in humiliating outfits and laughing at them. God bless America!

  8. Dreamer

    Poor Trig, he deserves better than to be used by this nasty campaign. Does Palin even care about this poor child – Piper holds the child more than her.

  9. Scarab

    [re=158479]Styrofoam Boots[/re]:
    Actually it is ‘Morans’.
    The spelling is based on the famous redneck photo – Google it.

  10. DijitalDharma

    WAIT! I thought Bristol was supposed to be 7 month pregnant by now! She doesn’t look pregnant AT ALL!

  11. LittlePig

    [re=158482]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Bristol and the sperm donor are corrupt and selfish? I would think Trig’s grandparents Sarah and Todd qualify more for that honor.

  12. Dee Rule

    It’s so sad how Sara Palin is using her family as a sympathetic cover up of her ill knowledge of the world. An elephant outfit for the American People who cannot pay their mortgages.

    I wonder what she defines as happiness but the only conclusion I can come to is more money to the GOP and nothing for me?

    Dee Rule
    http://www.BabyScheduleRuler.com

  13. 3-legged Bloodhound

    Aww…just look at the little guy. He’s got his pappy’s looks and his momma’s brains.

  14. WadISay

    [re=158492]Styrofoam Boots[/re]: [re=158491]wheelie[/re]: In the future, kindly observe all internet traditions*. That said, it is kind of a hall of mirrors, where life imitates art, imitates life and a Chilean dwarf points at you and laughs manically before vanishing. In a few years, morons will be spelled morans, and we’ll all be going new-cue-lurr.

    *What the hell was this a reference to?

  15. J05H

    [re=158479]Styrofoam Boots[/re]: No, moran, it’s MORAN around here! When did you get posting priveleges you Commie Muslin?

  16. Kev-O-Tron

    [re=158485]slappypaddy[/re]: I lose track…

    No that’s the OTHER one. This one’s name is Trig.

  17. Giant Robot

    I feel sorry for Piper. She didn’t do anything to deserve this shit. I’m sure that lots of us have done stuff to embarrass our children but has anyone out there ever walked your kid onto the ice to be heckled and laughed at by ten thousand puke-drunk Flyers fans? Me neither.

  18. The Frogurt Is Also Cursed

    Welcome to Sarah Palin’s soul:

    It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

  19. Vewol Mevemont

    [re=158548]hobospacejungle[/re]: I think that’s Willow — a thirteen year old. Just sayin.

  20. Neon Trotsky

    Can the other Palin children dress up as those racial caricature crows, so long as we seem to be on a Dumbo theme?

  21. NotthatLC

    Seriously, why hasn’t child protective services been called, yet?
    Notice you haven’t seen the Obama girls in a while. That would be because they’re in SCHOOL. ‘Course, if the Palin kids were in school, then their mom couldn’t reimbursed for having them on the campaign trail. Whoops, sorry, forgot.

    Number one reason why I want Obama to win – so this self-serving, ignorant bitch will spend considerably less time on my tv screen and the internets. I know we will never get rid of her, but for right now, I will settle for less of her, and I’m willing to wait until Tuesday.

  22. wowzers

    I’m rejoicin’, you betcha! Just four more days and Atilla the Barbie will be headin’ back to Winter Wonderland for good. Praise Jeebus!

  23. hobospacejungle

    [re=158558]Vewol Mevemont[/re]: yeah, I know that’s probably not Bristol, I was just sayin’.

  24. One Yield Regular

    Please. Trig is not an animal. He is a human being.

    And Piper’s costume? It’s on HuffPost. She’s dressed as Nastinka from “Jack Frost” (MST3K)

  25. Dreamer

    People the one holding the child is not Bristol – she is 14 year old Willow so keep your lecherous thoughts to yourselves!

  26. bitchincamaro

    I’ve learned to read the comments before I personally spew, but I’ve got to violate my rule and just say: STOP WHORING YOUR BABY ON THE WORLD STAGE. I have zero tolerance for your shit at this late stage. FUCK OFF, PALINS!!!!!!!111!!!!111

  27. Georgia Burning

    Can we just get Bristol hooked up with Kevin Federline after she gives birth? This (and a ticket to Vancouver) would immediately give that Levi guy a break and in about twelve years solve Alaska’s underpopulation problem.

  28. 3-legged Bloodhound

    [re=158612]Dreamer[/re]: Yeah – confine your drooling to the teenager who’s pregnant.

  29. Bob Hopeless

    This’ll be even cuter when Trig is like 15 and they’re still dressing him up in an elephant costume for their own political hijinks.

  30. bc

    May I please report child endangerment? She may not have aborted, but I assure you she’s spent the last few months trying to kill this poor baby!!!

  31. DustBowlBlues

    Wonder if that Palin kid hadn’t gotten herself knocked up they would still make her haul Trigger everywhere she goes? Is this to give teen-mama practice? Or just punish her?

    Stupid kid. Think what hi-jinks a hot little 17 year old could get into on the campaign trail if she weren’t preggers.

    And all the Palin inbreds must be so proud that Baby Daddy dropped out of high school to go work on the pipeline. Really? That’s what the fundy cretins want for their kids?

    If the Palins represent family values, I’d like to know whose family, exactly? The white trash of Tobacco Road? Our (well, Steinbeck’s) Joads were way cooler–and in the tank for Big Labor!

  32. liquiddaddy

    Bible Spice had a knarly hickie on the right side of her neck today, that was barely covered. Stay classy, Sara.

  33. Mr Blifil

    This is supposed to make up for the Donkey Scarf? Not bloody likely. At least they didn’t dress him as the mouse from “Flowers for Algernon.”

  34. mardana

    Are you really making fun of a retarded child? I hope not. The comments here are sick. Any real human beings?

  35. JLewis

    Wow, the commenters here are despicable. Making fun of a baby with down syndrome? Have you no shame???? I don’t care how much you dislike his parents. Your comments are absolutely reprehensible.

  36. 3-legged Bloodhound

    Lighten up Frances. Downs syndrome babies are blissfull happy babies. It’s you who deserves pity.

  37. hobospacejungle

    [re=158702]JLewis[/re]: You’re just pissed that nobody dressed you up in an elephant costume. But there’s still hope. Put down your bible, climb upstairs from your basement bedroom and ask mommy if she’ll dress you up as an elephant and massage your trunk. I’m sure if you cry enough she’ll comply.

    Happy Halloween!!

  38. JLewis

    [re=158704]hobospacejungle[/re]: Glad to see that another useful idiot has joined the party. A guy with the name “hobospacejungle” and a picture of a guy that looks like a homeless pedophile is talking about people living in a basement bedroom??? Nice!

  39. NYNYNY

    What is the difference between Sarah Palin’s ass and her mouth? Not everything that comes out of her ass is moose-scented diarrhea. And her baby’s stupid.

  40. S.Luggo

    [re=158711]NYNYNY[/re]: “And her baby’s stupid.” A matter of birth, not choice. Your excuse?

  41. hobospacejungle

    [re=158707]JLewis[/re]: Homeless pedophiles need love too, JLewis!

    Would I be out of line if I said your avatar gives me boner?

    Can’t we all just get along? I love you, JLewis.

  42. S.Luggo

    [re=158715]3-legged Bloodhound[/re]: In the Great White North, polyester is known as the hep guy’s fabric. Just keep it away from Colman Lanterns and flames.

  43. kicnbac

    It really galls you people she didn’t kill her baby doesn’t it. Sickos. This is why Obama will lose. We don’t need people like yo all “in charge”

  44. persiflage

    [re=158721]kicnbac[/re]: You’ve got it all wrong. It’s your mother’s said inaction that galls us.

  45. S.Luggo

    [re=158721]kicnbac[/re]:
    “You people” “Don’t need people like yo all”. “We”. This has nothing to do with Trig,
    Say what you mean. You are afraid of the darkies taking charge.
    BTW: The South actually did lose the war. Truth.

  46. S.Luggo

    “Hey Kids, Check Out Lil’ Trigger In His Elephant Costume”
    He selected it, right?

    “See what mama Palin, in front the cameras, chose to stuff her tiny kid into. Wah. ” would have been better.

  47. worstprezever

    Trig’s been political GOLD for Palin. No way would she’ve gotten this far if aborted.
    And sure-as-hell knows it, aka is milking every bit of currency from it.
    Way more about ambition than “religious beliefs”.

  48. palmerdawg

    [re=158721]kicnbac[/re]: Oh shit, somebody i can vent my frustrations on. Jagbag, i think you’re one of those gun loving shit head who thinks Palshit is sooooooo fucking smart, she had multiple do overs to get the role of a VP correct, she fuck that up, and it was open book! Spreading the wealth is what she does as a Governor, so she a socialist by her definition. Kahlidi is not pronounce Kah’la’di, McDryshit gave 500K, big O roll through at the dinner. Joe “the whale cum” plumber’s a con man, hitting up Cindy for a fix, i have said this before that dog shit Bush is a colostomy bag and it’s filled with asshole repugs. McViagra titanic’s in the water and Big O’s the iceberg.
    Wake up and smell the truth, embrace the hopetopia cause it’s coming, get on board or get swept away.

    M O T H E R F U C K E R!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. agitpropster

    Attention pious ‘pug troll losers:
    Please fuck right off back to townhall.com or wherever it is you vile fucktards hang out nod and spew gibberish at each other. This site is for the terrorist Muslin followers of Hopey The Black Arab a.k.a. the next President Of The United States. Posting here is for “reality-based” thinkers and that means you don’t qualify.

    I am tired of arguing with you ignorant, racist troglodytes. You morans aren’t educated enough for us to waste the time. All one has to do is look at the misspellings and bad grammar inherent to most wingnut troll posts. If you cannot point out Iran, Iraq or Afghanistan on a globe or if you pronounce “Eye-raq,” “Eye-ran”or “nuc-u-lar” like Smirky McFlightsuit or Mooselini, then shut your filthy pieholes and make your point walking away from us, idiots.

    I’ll tell you what is TRULY reprehensible, JLewis: (1.) The idea that having a Down Syndrome child rather than aborting it makes you both morally superior or somehow better-qualified to be VPOTUS. (2.) Bringing a retarded child into the world knowing that it will never be able to take care of itself or have a normal life just to validate your nutty God-botherer credentials to teh other nutty God-botherers. (3.) Displaying said Down Syndrome child at loud, noisy, hateful campaign events to validate your nutty God-botherer credentials to teh other nutty God-botherers.

    That’s reprehensible and repugnant, yo.

  50. imyourhuckleberry

    [re=158739]palmerdawg[/re]: “M O T H E R F U C K E R!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    Another fine example of a “caring liberal” who wants to take my guns and be arbiter of who gets health care.

    No, thanks. Not you. Not mine. Not ever.

  51. LittlePig

    [re=158750]imyourhuckleberry[/re]: Sigh.

    a) Nobody wants your guns. Rush is lying to you when he says that.

    b) Tell some old folks your little theory about how they’d be so much better off without Medicare and see how that works out.

  52. The Warden

    So you really think that Trig wished he was aborted? Only a cunt would think such a thing. But then again, the left is populate with them.

  53. JohnTBissell

    LaHood
    1505 Cody Dr. Silver Spring MD 20902
    301-691-5784

    I wrote this after attending Pope Benedicts Mass at Nats Stadium in Washington. My wife and I are Lay Missionaries of Charity in Forest Glen Maryland.

    Before Pope Benedict came to America to celebrate Mass in New York and Washington, it was revealed that as a young boy in Germany he had had a cousin with Down Syndrome. One day a Nazi doctor came and claimed his cousin for the Third Reich. Taken to be “cared for” at the “hospital” young Joseph Ratzinger never saw his cousin again: one of the host of “useless eaters” marked for extermination by that brutal regime.

    My wife and I operate St. Joseph’s House, a daycare and respite care home for handicapped children. As it happened one of the children we care for, a wheelchair bound young lady, was chosen along with three other handicapped folks to carry the gifts up to the altar before the consecration at the Mass at Nationals Stadium in Washington D.C. on April 17, 2008. One of these was James, a 30ish man who works in the Officer’s Club at Andrews AFB. James has Down Syndrome. He was chosen to carry the large host which would become the Body of Christ lifted up before the assembled. As James with great ceremony advanced toward the Pope, his native enthusi­asm overcame his reserve and he started to run. Simultaneously the Holy Father leapt from his chair and walked towards James with his arms out­stretched. We have a picture of this moment which I cannot look at without tearing up. What did he see as he gazed so lovingly at James? I believe he saw his cousin. I believe he saw the face of Jesus. And I believe that his great prayer as he elevated that host on that impossibly beautiful day was “As long as you did to these the least of my brethren, you did it to Me.”

    The next day April 18th, a boy was born to of all people, the Gover­nor of Alaska. They named him Trig.

  54. brooklyn88

    Why would anyone mock a baby being loved by his family? I suppose the anonymity of these boards, plus the desire to be mini-Daily Show writers is a possibility, but from my observations of the people who write into these left wing sites is that it allows their crypto-nazi leanings to flourish. (Credit to Gore Vidal for term crypto-nazi, although as a friend of mine pointed out, Gore Vidal was a queer, but William F. Buckley Jr. was not a crypto-nazi, but a conservative.) As pointed out above, terminating these babies was pretty routine stuff for the godless Nazis. The garbage on this site is really rock bottom, and to paraphrase a certain dean portrayed in the movies, we’re all dumber for visiting here – except for the humanity expressed by John T. Bissell.

  55. WABishop

    There is so much acrimony here today! Why can’t we all just get along? Let us all work together and get back to doing what we do best, which is making fun of the ways ambitious politicians use their family and friends as live props.

  56. glaring4

    To pick on an innocent baby and one with special needs just shows the mentality of the liberals. I hope it makes you feel all warm and tingly inside to know you mocked an innocent child. You libs make me sick and it just confirms why I will never vote democrat. Its one thing to pick on Sarah Palin thats fine and dandy but for god’s sake have some compassion and leave the baby out of it. It just astounds me how the libs feel so much pity for freaking polar bears but yet here is a precious life and you mock and make fun of him. Hell has a special place for you disgusting pigs.

  57. Monsieur Grumpe

    Trig has enough going against him in life but to be raised by these morans is just too much for any person, retarded or not. Future note to Trig: Son, run away and join a circus; it’s your only hope.

  58. Jack Bauer

    And that goes for the excrement-bag Grump. Preferably of pancreatic cancer. But I’m a caring guy, so I would offer the euthanize you first.

  59. LoriBe

    Nice work guys…ridiculing children for dressing up for Halloween. Jeez! I think this is a nice family. If you don’t agree with Sarah Palin and John McCain fine but leave the kids out of it. Surely you can make an intelligent point without resulting to narrow minded and cruel comments.

  60. 3-legged Bloodhound

    Can just ONE of you morans please tell me how ANY of this vitriol HURTS a retarded kid? Christonastick you people are lame. Save your sanctimony for the child molester. I mean really, are you here to uphold our reputations as definied by yourselves? Or perhaps you are afraid that if we keep making fun of Trig he’ll become MORE retarded? By the way, this “special place in hell” of which you would have us exhiled – does it have a mini-bar? Oh – and one last thing… only a cunt would wish someone to be damned to hell for eternity. Great system of beliefs fucker. Yay for polar bears. Peace out.

  61. 3-legged Bloodhound

    [re=158753]The Warden[/re]: Do you really think Trig wishes ANYTHING? It’s a joke. If you’re not here to laugh, get the fuck out. Please don’t take yourselves so seriously, honestly.

  62. imanopenedmindedlib-nowshutup!

    WOW, so these are the Obama supports I have heard all about.
    Hey, I know, if Obama gets elected, why don’t you all round up all the special needs
    childern and drive them around in the back of a bus with the exhaust
    fumes pumped directly into the windows. 3-legged Bloodhoud
    can drive the bus!

  63. persiflage

    Can someone find the trollboard and the exact posting that sent this flock of winged monkeys here to shit in our soup?

  64. imanopenedmindedlib-nowshutup!

    Boohoo! Don’t like it when people disagree! :(
    get angry, say bad words, boo hoo!

  65. palmerdawg

    [re=158750]imyourhuckleberry[/re]:Hey huckleshit, get over it.
    even idiots need love, please leave the planet and take the GOP withcha.

    Flagged as uninformed!

  66. 3-legged Bloodhound

    imanopenedmindedlib-nowshutup!: Now how am I supposed to drive a bus when I’m missing my clutch foot? Way to hurt a cripple ya muddafuckha.

  67. cameron_Foff

    I’m forwarding this thread to everyone I know, Republicans and Democrats alike. I’m sure it’ll help make up some minds, thanks Wonkette Community. I’ll be sure to check back on November 5th and see how this worked out for you.

  68. Keram2

    [re=158766]glaring4[/re]: I came to a comedy website, and there were mean liberals in the comment section. Therefore, I’m not voting for Obama. That’s a great reason to vote for a candidate.

  69. ms palin look a like

    facehead, you piece of crap, what a horrible thing to say about that child………I’ll bet you give realllllllllllly good head don’tcha “facehead”?? you probably had your head between your own legs giving yourself “head” when you wrote that disgusting, mean spirited, trash comment. YOU, FACEHEAD should have been aborted along with many others on this site. You’re all supposed to be for the “underdog” Ha! what a bunch of low life losers you all are. You don’t want to help and lift people up that are down, you want to KEEP them DOWN, than it makes you feel better, as if you’re better than them, us, whoever, whatever, you need to do/say something to make your low-life, worthless piece of shit lives seem important…HAHAHAHAHAH! You’re just mean, nasty evil, horrible scum bags. You should be ashamed of yourselves for talking the way that you are about that beautiful child, and his caring loving family. I can’t wait for them to ABOLISH abortion, that’ll drive all you Lesbians AND faggots nutz!! Hope you die of AIDS. Fucking cunts licking, cock sucking pigs……….howz is feel Facehead?

  70. Rabidog

    [re=158913]ms palin look a like[/re]: Slow down Frothy, your spittle’s coming through my computer screen. Oh – and before I forget, eat me.

  71. Rabidog

    “I can’t wait for them to ABOLISH abortion, that’ll drive all you Lesbians AND faggots nutz!! Hope you die of AIDS. Fucking cunts licking, cock sucking pigs……”

    Wow – now THERE’S some comedy gold.

  72. ms palin look a like

    Rabidog, BITE ME. You couldn’t kiss my ass in Macys window, just not good enough, that’s why you’re so bitter, and mean, and evil……small dick? loose twat? awwwwwww sorry. NOT

  73. Rabidog

    [re=158952]ms palin looks like a dyke[/re]: You’re wrong. My dick is huge and my twat is incredibly tight.

  74. PoliTacky

    [re=158918]ms palin look a like[/re]: “…should have been aborted along with many others on this site” … “I can’t wait for them to ABOLISH abortion,”

    So, you’re pro-retroactive-abortion for people you disagree with? That’s an interesting theory, please elucidate.

  75. MB73

    Good to see the people who proclaim themselves as tolerant and open-minded are consistent in their practices when it comes to people who ascribe to a different political ideology. I have a younger sister with Down Syndrome (it is not “Down’s Syndrome” despite the fact that many people think it is). I find this poor attempt at dark humor absolutely reprehensible. It is just as bad as it would be if someone made racial comments about the Obama girls. If that happened, however, the offending party would be publicly lambasted, as they ought to be. However, as we can see with this post and most of the accompanying comments, it’s all good if your Caucasian, Conservative, and from a rural area.

  76. Rabidog

    [re=159021]MB73[/re]: Nice comparison: Trig’s retardation to the Obama girl’s race….hmmm. And let me get that crucial fact of trisomy 21 straight – it’s DOWN, not Down’s (after the British doctor who named it) syndrome. Great. Okay. Now how about these pertinient facts? A woman who is over 40 and having unprotected sex should be educated enough to know that she has an incredibly GOOD chance of having a Down’s syndrome baby – after all, her eggs are over 40 fucking years old – they’re tired. Tests can be done to see whether you’re carrying an embryo that is affected, and you can abort said embryo and become pregnant with a normal child, should you so choose (abnormal, in this case, is not meant to imply any kind of judgement, but rather describes an aberration from the norm – as in the chromosomes did not seperate properly). Trig’s just an innocent who happens to be retarded. His mother, on the other hand, is a complete fucking idiot.

  77. rocktonsammy

    [re=158929]Rabidog[/re]:

    I hope yalls grateful for the weekend Wonkette.

    I’m going to rake leaves now.

  78. redneckgeek

    Totally freakin’ cool. Another site filled with hateful leftists. Have your brown shirts arrived yet, or is Barack waiting until Wednesday to mail ‘em to ya?

  79. Rabidog

    [re=159052]ms palin look a like[/re]: Jeezus do you still go down on your Grandpa with that mouth?

  80. Dave R

    If anyone still doubts that liberalism is a mental disorder, and that liberals themselves are nothing more than hate-filled, wretchedly miserable people, all they have to do is read the comments on this thread.

    What a bunch of sick, twisted people you are!

    -Dave

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