This is my first ever Blingee!  How'd I do?

The reputable media have failed to confirm that Levi and Bristol are back to baby-making, which is why we need to turn to the “journalists of the future,” i.e., unemployed bloggers with an axe to grind — unemployed bloggers like LEVI JOHNSTON’S SISTER MERCEDE, HMM? Mercede “Not A Typo” Johnston took to her internet publishing platform,, your #1 source for Mercede Johnston news, to set the record straight on some ugly rumors that have been going around about her, and in the process inadvertently revealed that (a) yes, Bristol and Levi are probably romantically re-linked, and (b) Bristol has a Facebook page under a fake name

You will be denying yourself the greatest pleasure you could possibly have on a Friday if you do not immediately go over to Mercede’s blog and read this long, self-justifying post. But, if you want only the “high points,” here the are:

  • Mercede totally did not drive over to Bristol’s condo to take pictures of Levi’s truck outside, you guys. “First off I don’t even know where she lives, nor do I care. Believe me I would not waste my gas, and time, just to drive all the way into Anchorage to find her condo and take a picture.” So stop threatening her about it already!
  • “I knew that she and Levi were hanging out, but I was so upset that I didn’t even want to think about it, let alone tell the whole world about it.”
  • But Bristol won’t believe her, and posted a long mean thing on her Facebook page trash-talking her.
  • Wait, Bristol has a Facebook page?
  • Yes! “I will not be revealing her fake Facebook identity in order to protect her privacy, but this is from the ACTUAL Facebook page that she started under an assumed name.”
  • Mercede may currently be unemployable — “for your information I started working at age fourteen and had a number of jobs before it became impossible for me to find employment” — but Bristol really crossed the line when she claimed that Mercede was on food stamps. “I am also NOT on food stamps! And that was an unnecessarily ugly thing to say.”

Anyway, just read it, and put it in your RSS reader permanently, make her lots of advertising money from the “How to beat debt collectors” Google ads all over her website, etc. You will note that, while Mercede is not exactly a great prose stylist, the post is significantly more coherent than the stuff Sarah Palin farts out on her Facebook. Also, Bristol’s assumed Facebook name is almost certainly “Shmistol Nalip” or some close variation, so go look for that ASAP. [Mercede Johnston]

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  • Come here a minute

    Bristol Palin ==> Nipple Lorbist

  • JMP

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing; assuming Mercury is telling the truth, those Palins really are a petty, vindictive bunch.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Ooh, trampstamp wars. It’s a good thing Mercede didn’t go to Bristol’s apartment, or they’d end up throwing Bud Lite Lime bottles at each others’ heads.

  • freakishlystrong

    I know this is sorta OT, but I happened to catch Kathy Griffin’s show last night where she went to Wasilla and met up with Levi. I honestly was really impressed with him in the sense that he really got in on the joke of it all and played right along. Considering the rest of that self-involved, humorless cabal he’s a wiener!

  • norbizness

    This must be soul-crushing on some level for you, Josh, it certainly hasn’t done mine any favors.

  • just pixels

    Accusing Mercede of being on those socialist food stamp things? Oh, Bristol, how could you?

    Next just say she’s forced to wear her silk negligee on the internet instead of a fashionable “ZONA” hoodie (purchased by the Republican Party Party Department, no doubt).

  • memzilla

    Or she could be using an anagram, if she even knows what that means. Among the 11,742 anagrams of “Bristol Palin” there are: No Tribal Lips, Top Brain Ills, Bias Nip Troll, and Ball Snip Riot.

  • [re=610941]norbizness[/re]: Ha, I actually had been quite giddy about the subject material for this post, until you said that and made me realize the banal futility of it all. So THANKS FOR THAT.

  • no_u

    I just read a post on the internet from the sister of the baby-daddy of the daughter of the running mate of John McCain.

  • Jim89048

    I kinda feel bad for Mercede, being so late to this grifting game. She missed out big-time and must now harvest only the crumbs.

  • Rev. Peter Lemonjello

    “And who said I don’t have a hobby?”

    Fucking random black dudes in the abandonded hospital a hobby does not make.


    Oh for fuck’s sake. By the time I got to the freedom of speech bit, I was literally trying to gnaw my own leg off. Are we truly surrounded by this many idiots?

  • facehead

    6 out of 10 on the Blingee.


    Not much action going on here, except the suggested lesbian thing, with Justin Beiber peepin in the background. Low on the boner scale for most Blingees. However, not much to work with either, and so a minimalist approach was reasonable.

    Next time, use more Bling.

  • StanTheComedyMan!

    Three words:

    (1) Hot.

    (2) Lesbo

    (3) Catfight

    (4) Sex.

    Okay, four words. Whatever.

  • ShamWow

    Even two trashy snowbillies can’t cheer up Justin Bieber from the sadness of Sen Byrd’s death. Poor kid.

  • mookworthjwilson

    Yeah, she’s totally not on food stamps…they have that card now.

  • Dreamer

    I am guessing Sullivan is on #TeamMercede. I fucking hate spelling her name.

  • freakishlystrong

    So..Bristol is bitching about a breach in her privacy? And she drives around with “Tripp” on her license plate?

    In what sense Charlie?

  • Wonderman

    I think when my new service starts up, “TrailerParkBook” I will have two clients right away!

  • V572625694

    Is it pronounced Muhr-SAYED or Mer-SAY-De?

    [re=610940]freakishlystrong[/re]: “Happened to catch…” hahahaha…fess up: you never miss it.

  • Ninong

    Haha! You left out my favorite part: “And WHO said that I don’t have a hobby?

    I have a number of hobbies, such as golf, running, scrapbooking, photography, and many others.”

    How dare Bristol “Abstinence Forever” Palin accuse Mercede of not having a hobby.

    What happens if Bristol gets preggers again? Will she have to return the $15,000-$30,000 per speech the fundies paid her to preach abstinence until marriage?

  • LandSnark

    At least she has her mother’s fashion sense.

    Oh, and her mother’s multi-million dollar self-promotion empire. So there’s that.

  • Terry

    So Mercede and Levi are siblings, right? Did their parents take the names of prominent products and just lop off the S at the end?

  • JMP

    [re=610946]no_u[/re]: And John McCain had a cameo in 24 with Keifer Sutherland, who was in Flatliners with Kevin Bacon; it all connects!

  • joezoo

    If Miss Fancy-Pants-Luxury-Car-Name can afford her own domain name (“Only 99 cents at GoDaddy if you show your boobs!”) she better NOT be on food stamps! That would bring shame upon all the respectable tax-paying, meth-dealing businesspeople of Wasilla.

  • Doglessliberal

    I am just guessing that her page contains a posting objecting to the tanning salon tax.

    And are these young women going to the same party? Maybe it is sleazy satin and frumpy sweatshirt night at the local bar.

  • Failed 2 Menace

    I don’t think the English teachers in Alaska are very good.

  • imissopus

    I’m just glad William Seward isn’t alive to see this. He’d probably trade Alaska back to the Russians for a bottle of homemade vodka and a daguerreotype of the tsar’s daughters.

  • joezoo

    [re=610971]Terry[/re]: I don’t know. Ask their older brother, Thewalmart

  • Come here a minute

    Based on my extensive research (looking at the picture), Bristol can’t hold a candle to Mercede on the tramp front. She looks downright nerdy! Maybe she has even read a whole book, or, whatever, wrote “Going Rogue” because mama grizzly was too busy not being governor.

  • [re=610964]V572625694[/re]: It is hard to follow in the various instances of direct and indirect speech in her blog post, but I believe at one point she quotes someone on Bristol’s Facebook page referring back to her (Mercede) as “Sadie,” so I assume it’s pronounced like the car, but without the “S”.

  • Jim89048

    You guys, she has a PayPal button!

  • McDuff

    [re=610943]memzilla[/re]: Among the 11,742 anagrams of “Bristol Palin” … Ball Snip Riot.

    So, the Palins had planned a Ball Snip Riot for Levi, so he got out of the Palin klan while he could with balls intact?

  • Bubberella

    [re=610948]Rev. Peter Lemonjello[/re]: The hell you say. Now I have to reexamine my life’s work.

  • PerhapsSo

    It was a long shot, but I searched for people in the Wasilla High network in Anchorage. There were many Tylers and Dustins and one “Brandolynn.” Horrifying.

  • obfuscator

    these people.  it’s a fucking white trash camelot, but without the wealth and influence.  i guess mercede  trafficking of illegal substances, backstabbing, secret/alleged pregnancies, weird accents, power struggles, sibling rivalries, etc.  the main difference is that EVERYONE in the palin sphere seems to have underwent a botched lobotomy.

  • Crankenstank

    Mercede should definitely go into academia for her career, as she most assuredly has that “the arguments are so intense only because the stakes are so low” thing down pat.

  • McDuff

    [re=610975]Failed 2 Menace[/re]: May be they had that thare home school’n.

  • proudgrampa

    [re=610943]memzilla[/re]: Ball Snip Riot. I love it.

  • rmontcal

    OMG that dress. AWE. SOME.

  • Failed 2 Menace

    [re=610986]McDuff[/re]: I TRIP ON BALLS

  • Johnny Zhivago

    [re=610991]obfuscator[/re]: More like a white trash trainwreck!

  • An Outhouse

    Regardless of whether Mercede is receiving foodstamps (who in Alaska isn’t?), at least she didn’t live next door to a house full of “recovering” drug addicts.

  • freakishlystrong


  • V572625694

    This is why Facebook is evil. It knows about Web pages you visit, and reports them to the world.

    [re=610980]Josh Fruhlinger[/re]: Thanks, Josh, for the scholarly close reading and thoughtful exegesis of this fine text. By the way, have you read Orwell’s great essay, “Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool”? It’s something like your work here, only with fewer boobs.

  • Snarkalicious

    [re=610965]Ninong[/re]: What’s the over/under on her having been sterilized in her sleep by her handlers?

  • JMP

    [re=610990]PerhapsSo[/re]: From everal previous stories dealing with Alaska, I’ve gotten the impression that everyone there gives their kids incredibly stupid names, not just the Palins. Maybe it’s a law or something.

    [re=611002]An Outhouse[/re]: She’s got no need for foodstamps in the state that pays all its residents from its oil money just to live there. And yet, Sarah still decries welfare for the rest of us.

  • Terry


    Or the younger brother Tacobel

  • Formerly Preferred

    I am as big a fan of Blingees as anyone, but in this case the Blingee art tragically hides the best “feature” of Mercede’s dress–the string of bows that runs down the front.

  • McDuff

    These gals act like they’re still in high school — in the near future, socialists may find heavy Facebook use delays adulthood.

    (When I went to my 5-year high school reunion, I was struck by the fact that the kids who’d stayed in town, even if they had gone to the local college, were still the same as they were in the 12th grade — in same cliques, mad at the same people, and they stood off in a corner in their gossip circle with their arms crossed, just like they did in the hallway outside the lunch room. The people who had left town, even if they hadn’t gone to college, had grown up and moved on.)

  • yellowdogdem

    I loved that film “The Grifters,” but in retrospect the characters seem totally classy compared to Bristol/Mercede et al.

  • Terry

    Probably wouldn’t be to difficult to find Bristol’s facebook page, if one was so inclined. How many girls named April from Alaska have Facebook pages. You could rule out anyone with a good education or a job. Then just look on her friends list.

  • assistant/atlas

    [re=610943]memzilla[/re]: I call Ball Snip Riot for my new band name!

  • ssccss

    Blingee needs more cowbell.

  • Jim89048

    [re=611012]Formerly Preferred[/re]: I’d hit that; the one who hasn’t birthed a coupla kids already.

  • Failed 2 Menace

    I have been a lot of places, and I have seen a lot of things, but only now, thanks to a few minutes spent attempting to decipher her auto-idolatry, do I truly understand what “slumming” feels like.

  • edgydrifter

    [re=611023]assistant/atlas[/re]: Best swing-revival band name EVAH.

  • weejee

    [re=610964]V572625694[/re]: Twyla

  • Prommie

    Back in the day, my heyday, as it were, my single days, I was never what you would call the lion on the prowl, no, I was more of a hyena, and I was only able to prey succesfully on the weakest members of the herd, the slow, the misshapen, the clueless, the desperate (and sometimes, the hot-but-really-drunk, but those were special occasions). Looking at this photo brings those days right back, instinctively, I would hit on the goofy-faced Johnston chick. Unless Bristol were throwing up, if Bristol were throwing up, I would do my patented “hold her hair” move, and try to take advantage of that situation.

  • actor212

    Did anyone check the obvious?

    Bristol Johnston? As in the kind of puerile claptrap she’s been doodling in the margins of her notebook in stenography class?

    I would, but FB is blocked by Websense where I work.

  • Formerly Preferred

    [re=611045]Prommie[/re]: You, sir (?), are a gentleman and a scholar.

  • Prommie

    Oh shit, I just went there and actually read Sadie’s blog, I think I love her. What is wrong with me? She is cool.

  • F*T*S*

    [re=611045]Prommie[/re]: Thank you for brining the funny back!

  • Prommie

    [re=611059]Formerly Preferred[/re]: Indeed, my avatar does not share my gender. My avatar is actually the only female member of the cast of Up The Creek who does not bare her breasts during the movie. I hold her in high regard. She closely resembles a hot, drunk chick I got very lucky with, once long ago, and oh so far away.

  • taylormattd

    I hate you. I just spent like an hour reading Mercede’s poorly-spelled posts.

    Oh, and the reason it is “impossible” for her to work is because she has to drive her meth-head mom around, for pissing in cups:

    [quote]Will I be able to attend college while taking care of my mother during the time she is on Ankle monitor?

    My mom has a very strict schedule, and she is also not allowed to drive. So it is left up to me to drive her to all of her appointments, parole officer meetings, random urine analysis, doctors visits, etc., etc., etc. Therefore, at this time it is very hard to plan ahead, or think too far into the future. Sometimes taking care of mom seems like a full time job, but you know, I love her.

    I have also attempted to get a job, but it is impossible to find a potential employer who is willing to allow me to work around Mom’s schedule. So for right now I am going to continue my education online. I am pretty determined, and have decided pursue a degree in Forensic Science.

  • Prommie

    [re=611071]taylormattd[/re]: CSI Wassilla! She can dust me for fingerprints any time!

  • Terry

    “So for right now I am going to continue my education online. I am pretty determined, and have decided pursue a degree in Forensic Science.”

    This will allow her to gather evidence to help exonerate her family and friends as each is brought up on various charges.

  • S.Luggo

    Needs more high school drop-out.

  • friendlyskies

    So many things disturb my patriotic tranquility on the eve of our nation’s drunk-drivin-an-splodin-stuff weekend: Mercede’s lack of an “s;” Johnston’s extra “t;” Levi’s lack of full frontal nudity; BP’s failure to cap the Deepwater Horizon spill; the fact that Mercede chose to post a picture of herself wearing the Confederate debutant interpretation the Palin updo and ghetto-drag-queen version of dlisted’s slut dress, while Bristol looks ready for a quiet evening with the bong and some maxi pads (I’d unfriend the bitch, too, just for that); our almost-vice-president’s inability to spell “What do you know?” correctly on her facebook page; or that I am following a hormonal teen-girl catfight when I could be doing something useful, like drunk driving.


    Do we really have to wait until December 2012 to end all this? Humanity has descended in two short years from the banality of evil to the banality of banal banality, and I’m not sure I can face what’s next. Not without much harder drugs.

  • Long Form Def Certificate

    How can you be on food stamps, but still buy designer purses and wear designer jeans? Do you think you’ll go far in life by making fast money solely on untrue, completely illegitimate accusations? .. Like I said you’re seeking attention, and you don’t have enough friends, or a job, or even a hobby, occupying your time. I know you’re life must be depressing hun, but that’s why there antidepressants.

    Classic Rovian Republicanism: describe your worst traits, but ascribe them to your rival.

    Looks like Bristol might have a brighter future in politics than even her mother.

    (I used to feel a little sorry for Bristol — & her siblings — for having the parents they do. Now, I say, fuck ’em. Fuck ’em all. These people make Eminem’s childhood & present-day look downright stable & normative.)

  • Chumpatized

    From Bristol to her frenemy: “You hold no title, and you have no class.” Man, that’s rich. What’s Bristol’s title, Duchess of the Wasilla Ice Holes?

    She’s quite her mother’s daugher–full of spite and petty bitchery. Also.

  • BarackMyWorld

    Wonkette, please let this one go. Its beneath you.

  • Neilist

    [re=611045]Prommie[/re]: “the slow, the misshapen, the clueless, the desperate . . . .”

    Look, Prommie, whatever your gender really is: I never had sex with you.

    That I remember, I mean.

  • taylormattd

    [re=611077]Prommie[/re]: She might force you to wear an ankle monitor. Very hawt.

  • Escape Goat Nation

    Well this changes everything!

  • GOPCrusher

    [re=611100]Long Form Def Certificate[/re]: The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree. I can only imagine that behind closed doors, the Palin brood witness on a nightly basis, Bible Spice ranting some paranoid diatribe with a Marlboro hanging off her lip and full glass of cheap vodka in her hand.
    I’ve yet to read anything from either Bible Spice or Bristol that dissuades me from that opinion.

  • maven

    [re=611012]Formerly Preferred[/re]: In fact, there would be twice the number of comments here if they hadn’t hid the pierced belly button. I have already proactively lost a week’s worth of sleep over the actual picture. I suspect that one day when I am old I will awake in a filthy room smelling of alcohol with someone in a dress like that standing over me saying that its time for me to leave.

  • rastignac

    [re=611069]Prommie[/re]: So, your avatar does not share your gender.

    I just assumed that it did. And, given the nature of some of your messages, I figured you were just a free-wheeling horny lesbian who did not give a fuck what anyone thought. It was so much more fun when you were a lesbian acting like a man in heat.

  • rastignac

    [re=611071]taylormattd[/re]: I can’t wait for Mercede to get her degree in Forensic Science. Then someone can finally tell us who Trig’s real mother is.

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    This is just normal liberal media stuff. Why do you think no one has taken up Andrew Breitbart’s offer of $100K for proof that Bristol ever had sex. Or his offer of $20 for Levi to give him a blow job?

  • rmjag

    bristol should not use the word illegitimate , as if she was against it . bristol has the same basics trait as her mother , a fraud’s arrogance with the inevitable lack of class . one a brighter note , i’m still hoping that levi will go gay for pay .

  • Oblios Cap


    I hear ya, brother. I’d offer her a DNA sample any time.

  • rmjag

    [re=610971]Terry[/re]: why the fuck didn’t his mom name him after a big name brand other than levi ? what about jockey ? or speedo ? and nickname him “underpants”

  • Tommmcatt


    Prom is a full-on lesbian. Why would you think otherwise?

  • imissopus

    [re=611069]Prommie[/re]: One of the sadly underappreciated movies of the 1980s.

  • sezme

    [re=610965]Ninong[/re]: Scrapbooking: Is that what the kids are calling it now?

  • Long Form Def Certificate

    [re=611230]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: So, Tripp is also Sarah Palin’s baby.

  • Seek

    [re=610943]memzilla[/re]: Do you really believe that Bristol knows what an anagram is? I surely do not.

  • ms_mcgee

    I has the sads. In part because I actually went to the blog and also because I read this tidbit:

    “Did I ever see books in the Palin home? No I did not. But then again I was not really paying attention.”

  • the wiz

    Levi, Bristol, Trig, Mercede…..Don’t they have any real names in Alaska?

  • 2Big2Fail

    Mercede writes better than most of the idiots over at the WaPost.

  • Enslave the Whales

    Re: names. Ease up on Levi, eh? My grandad was named Levi, as was mfing Levi Strauss, who invented the goddam bluejeans. Admittedly, it’s an old testament name, but it’s not the short form of a clothing product.

    And Mercedes was, originally, a little Austrian girl’s nickname. The cars were named after the girl, honest. “Mercede”, on the other hand ….

  • BrownPenance

    Nerdy Mctroll here. In classical Latin, Mercede roughly means a gift or reward. The spelling is correct. This has influenced words like “merced” and “mercede” in Latinate languages such as French and Spanish. “Mercedes” is a Spanish name. We don’t mock “Ronald” simply because there are “Renaldos” in the world. Any Latin dictionary, or even an English dictionary with etymology blurbs would confirm this.

  • BrownPenance

    ..but I concede that it may be unwise to give a child a name that sounds like an existing brand name.

  • Sharkey

    Sadie Sadie Sadie!!!!

  • ladymacbeth

    what are sasha and malia up to?

  • Neoyorquino

    Mercede. You think she put the ‘rash’ in white trash, maybe?

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    [re=611358]Long Form Def Certificate[/re]: Obviously. Which means Brietbart owes Sully $100k.

  • Zorg

    After reading through all of this, I’m in the mood for a long, long shower…

  • Rocky in Texas said…

    Bristol fucks for fun when she’s not busy…

    being a virgin.

    and her hobby is “playing with abstinence cream”

  • gurukalehuru

    [re=610948]Rev. Peter Lemonjello[/re]: Sure it does.

  • gurukalehuru

    Ooooh, Sexy Sadie
    Look what you’ve done
    you’ve made a fool of everyone

  • rmjag

    [re=611452]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: and breitbart owes levi $20.00 . for each one . puts it at $100,000.00 . roughly

  • Ran

    [re=610971]Terry[/re]: Exactly, Terry! I personally cannot wait to read more about the other Johnston siblings: CocaCol, Nik, and Hershe.

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