Sarah Palin spoke yesterday at that off-the-grid Missouri vacation Bible school we spent a few hours laughing at a month or two ago, the college that goes by the trademarked tacky marketing slogan “Hard Work U.” They work so hard at this potentially unaccredited propaganda enclave that they’ve even discovered a new spelling for “inagural.”

Sarah Palin won this first “Great American Award” for loving war so much, the press release says. “Patriotism is one of the important goals of the College.” Ah, the Academy. At least the award came with a prize: this bland pink/green sweatshirt from the clearance rack at the school bookstore, which can only be returned for a store credit.

[College of the Ozarks]

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  1. What, the bookstore was all out of Hard Work U mugs?
    And as to the unorthodox spelling, that just illustrates their point that there’s no I in inaugural. Oh, wait — there’s no U in inagura — crap.

  2. [re=470874]god.was.stingy[/re]: That’s not a corsage, it’s vomit from the infant she’s always toting around. She’s very busy. And hard-working also!

  3. I think the changes in her face need some attention by this blog, some before and after photos and video.

    Her face is different, very different

  4. Is it just me, or is the guy behind the lectern at right not ex-UK prime minister John Major? A man so forgettable the UK cartoonists had him printed as grey in otherwise coloured comic strips. Figures. I often, -er, OK, sometimes, -er, OK never, wondered where the hell he’d buggered off to……..?

  5. I’ve been wondering about the red-all-the-time outfits. Someone must have told her “red is your color” or she thinks it makes her vibrant-looking. It seems vaguely communist to me.

  6. 1,000,000 internets for the operative who posts pictures of her pounding shots at some dorm/fraternity/random-undergrad-basement party after the award ceremony.

  7. [re=470874]god.was.stingy[/re]: The corsages are probably presented to her by young christian men at all of her stops. Good opportunity to slightly invade her personal space, get a good double lungful of her scent, then penetrate that sensible red lapel.

    Jeebus, I’m spent just writing about it.

  8. [re=470897]DickRod[/re]: I wonder if the used hanky between his greasy head and that slimey tome hinders or help with the osmosis process?

  9. “We’re with you 100 percent,” Presley told Palin after she signed his book. “You ain’t nothin’ but a hounddog. Thank you very much.”

  10. “they’ve even discovered a new spelling for “inagural.” ”

    Looks like Jim went to Hard Work U. “inagural” is the new spelling for “inaugural.” IDIOT

  11. This can only come from using the default options in MS Word. Clear the check box from the “Ignore words in UPPER case” option in the “Spelling & Grammar” tab now.

  12. [re=470883]Flanders[/re]: Ha! I’m assuming you saw the photo of sleeping hobo using a copy of Going Rogue for it’s intended purpose: A pillow. We are all Bob Rutz.

  13. Can’t be much to look forward to after this stop on the tour. I guess this was her “Royal Albert Hall” gig, but with “Jesus!” instead of “Judas!”.

  14. [re=470900]SmutBoffin[/re]: Someone has forgotten the College of the Hillbillies’ alcohol policy. It would have to be somewhere far off-campus without likelihood of getting caught.

  15. Stories like that of Veteran John Cipolla and Veteran Alvin Henderson flavored the evening with true patriotism, not found in a bottle, but present in the perseverance and sacrifice of those who fought for the American way.

    And the winner of the SayItWithWookies inagural Incongruous Usage Award goes to the College of the Ozarks for randomly dropping “not found in a bottle” into that sentence. Only thing I can figure is they really like their Pabst in cans.

  16. [re=470874]god.was.stingy[/re]: Yep. If I could tweak the wayback machine, one of the things I’d do is get her elected homecoming queen so she could get it out of her system.

  17. Hayy, I done kraduatted frum they Coollege of the Ozarcs, and now’s I is a Legislative Aides fer a Republican Kongrissman on Kapital Hill in Wershingtonn, d.C.

  18. [re=470955]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Given that these veterans have been sleeping under a bridge for the last 6 months, it was important to point out that their flavored (and no doubt fragrant) patriotism was “not found in a bottle.”

  19. “In her 50-minute address to about 4,000 people at Keeter Gymnasium, Palin blasted the mainstream media at least five different times for spinning her story; defended her decision to step down last summer as Alaska’s governor, saying it “has worked for her state;” and blamed government for the economic crisis, slamming the economic stimulus package.

    Palin, wearing red, served up the red meat and the crowd ate it up.”

    Courtesy of Mudflats

  20. [re=471052]Flanders[/re]: Whoa, only a 50 minute set? And the whole thing is just the greatest hits from her former band. That’s no way to start a solo career.

  21. that look on her face is priceless, i can totally read her mind:

    “dear jeebus, i pray that these hill-folk don’t actually expect me to wear this hideous thing. yay america!”

  22. [re=471063]Gorillionaire[/re]: Yeah, it was only a 50 minute set, and 20 minutes of that was an endless extended version of “The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys.”

  23. Jim, millions of young people have dedicated their lives to simplifying the English language, sometimes successfully reducing entire words to a single letter or even number! Losing the “u” from inaugural is only the beginning of their effort. I understand many have decided that word is simply too complex and should be eliminated altogether in favor of the simpler “cermony.” In case you’re wondering where all those extra letters have gone, many have migrated to seldom-used words such as “preventive,” which has been changed to the much more interesting “preventative.”

  24. I’m actually from a town several miles from this fine educational institution. Did you know that every harvest time, they sacrifice a student to ensure a bountiful crop? It’s true. To my dear brother RIP, the corn that year was delicious.

  25. “…the Governor spoke at College of the Ozarks to a crowd of more than 4,000 that consisted of College of the Ozarks students, faculty and staff and critters.”

    [re=470928]x111e7thst[/re]: You betcha it’s serious place. They have yet to release the bodies of the Hessians who were captured during the Revolutionary War. Plus there’s no TV during school days.

  26. “She…defended her decision to step down last summer as Alaska’s governor, saying it “has worked for her state.”

    Hey, you gotta give credit where credit is due.

  27. “I feel like they’re really intimidated by her,” said Debbie Bridges, 57, who left West Plains at midnight Tuesday to arrive at Borders in the middle of the night. Why are they so obsessed with this idea that libruls are scared of her??? Is she Hitler or Joseph Goebels re-incarnated, and somehow no one’s told me?

  28. Important safety tip to Debbie Bridges, 57:

    We’re not afraid of Sarah Palin. We’re afraid of Sarah Palin having any actual political power because we know she will fuck up. She used what limited political power she had in Alaska to go after her former brother-in-law hammer and tong. If elected Vice President in 2008, she would already be making us sorry Nixon resigned. We’re telling you to run for your political life and you’re standing in line to see the worse possible candidate in history. All of history.

    True story. When McCain selected Palin, all my Republican friends called me to ask me questions about Obama. Must have liked my answers…

  29. Sadly, they fixed “inagural” in the release. Happily, nothing could fix the rest of the press release, which appears to have been written by someone in third grade.

    There must be some interesting essay out there analyzing the connection between functional illiteracy and deranged political views.

  30. Actually we work very hard at this college. We’re not ‘hicks’ or ‘bubbas’, we are the children of the working generations that got ripped-off by greedy corporate leaders. Since, unlike many of you, mommy and daddy couldn’t pay our way through school we decided to WORK for our education. I’m just sorry that none of you are brave enough to come and actually meet the students here on our campus,I think you’d change your mind about us.

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