MORONS IN THE NEWS  8:54 am July 19, 2010

Sarah Palin Proudly Confuses Her Illiteracy With Genius

by Ken Layne

And Jesus was an illiterate, too!
Illiterate glory slob Sarah Palin mangles English so that her brain-damaged followers can write “peoms” praising her greatness, so why can’t you liberal elitists realize her Twitter-Facebooks are better than what’s his name, Shakespeare, who wrote a pretty good Claire Danes/Leo DiCaprio movie despite being even dumber than Sarah Palin and George W. Bush combined?

For never was a story of more woe. Than this of some Wasilla 'ho.
And then she proved her illiterary genius by quickly thumb-typing two sonnets (?) on her Blackberry about how Othello shouldn’t get busy in Manhattan because it “stabs the heart.” O happy dagger! [Sarah Palin Twitter]

Related video

Hola wonkerados.

To improve site performance, we did a thing. It could be up to three minutes before your comment appears. DON'T KEEP RETRYING, OKAY?

Also, if you are a new commenter, your comment may never appear. This is probably because we hate you.


ManchuCandidate July 19, 2010 at 8:59 am

A Dumbass by any other name would still be as fucking stupid.

x111e7thst July 19, 2010 at 8:59 am

Dipshit is as dipshit does.

rebelyankee July 19, 2010 at 9:01 am

This could actually be our President. Nothing like celebrating being stupid. I guess if she hit the big red button by accident, she’d celebrate that mistake, too?

Oblios Cap July 19, 2010 at 9:01 am

I can’t wait for her adaptation of Richard III – “A moose. My kingdom for a moose.”
Sheer genius!

SwanSwanH July 19, 2010 at 9:02 am

I think Wonkette speaks of country matters.

O_o July 19, 2010 at 9:03 am

Never mind that “refute” wasn’t the correct word to use in this context, but how would “to refudiate” be grammatically different from “to refute”? Is she seriously trying to verbify a word that’s already a verb?

Jar Jar Was a Senator July 19, 2010 at 9:05 am

[re=619991]Oblios Cap[/re]: I was thinking more along the lines of

And thus I clothe my naked villany
With odd old ends stol’n out of holy writ
And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.

for Richard III. Bonus: you don’t have to change any words.

OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin July 19, 2010 at 9:07 am

The lady doth stupidity too much.

carlgt1 July 19, 2010 at 9:09 am

she makes Lady Macbeth cringe….

Ye Olde Fap-Smith July 19, 2010 at 9:09 am

Sarah’s but a mongoloid’s shadow, a poor grifter
That struts and poops her hour upon the stage: it is a tale
Tweeted by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Monsieur Grumpe July 19, 2010 at 9:10 am

Wee-wee’d up?

charlesdegoal July 19, 2010 at 9:10 am

Could this be the summer of her dismalcontent?

Adversary153 July 19, 2010 at 9:10 am

And you would think Sarah would excel at the 128 character environment! Aren’t her speeches just the same five or six words repeated over and over? “Freedom, mama-grizzlies, founders, Trigg..”

Johnny Zhivago July 19, 2010 at 9:10 am

[re=619994]O_o[/re]: I strongly dispudiate your remarks.

FMA July 19, 2010 at 9:11 am

Sound and fury…tale told by an idiot…nothing significated.

Snarko Marx July 19, 2010 at 9:11 am

How is it that she manages to walk upright?

Johnny Zhivago July 19, 2010 at 9:11 am

[re=619998]OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin[/re]: Stupid is as stupid do-eth.

JMP July 19, 2010 at 9:11 am

The lady doth protest too much,
And confuseth the malapropism with the portmanteau.

bbqboy July 19, 2010 at 9:11 am

The spirit of Roman Hruska hovers above us.

madirishman July 19, 2010 at 9:13 am

Palin embodies the Republican paradox of education: “We want our kids to go to school, but we don’t want them to KNOW anything. We don’t want them polluted by new-fangled, dangerous, communistic, LIBERAL ideas like curiosity, tolerance, diversity or (God forbid!) questioning authority.” Atta girl, Sarah! Let your “stupid” flag fly!

Oblios Cap July 19, 2010 at 9:14 am

Sarah being a grifter, I imagine that Shylock is her role model.

Mad Brahms July 19, 2010 at 9:15 am

This is not how language works, Sarah. “Wee-wee’d” up might count, if there’s a speech community that recognized it, actually. But “refudiate” is just an ignorant error, because there’s not some group of people out there who distinctly and consistently use the term to mean something, except for wonkette readers, who are now using it ironically left and right.

13ollocks To The Rules July 19, 2010 at 9:15 am

I’d like to blast her with a few of those slings and arrows of outrageous fortune..

Tundra Grifter July 19, 2010 at 9:16 am

[re=620001]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: That’s what I want to know – Whiskey Tango Foxtwat?

Mad Brahms July 19, 2010 at 9:16 am

[re=620011]Oblios Cap[/re]: Now I’m reminded of Benincasa’s old video about Sarah at the RNC reacting to Joe Lieberman. “We even have a jew!”

Limeylizzie July 19, 2010 at 9:17 am

[re=620001]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: Yes, I was wondering about that, possibly some ghastly euphemism for those delicate creatures who can’t say “Fucked up”?

facehead July 19, 2010 at 9:18 am

“Refudiate” is an easy coinage I can live with, but to compare it to “misunderestimate” is like comparing a baked potato to explosive diarrhea.

Tundra Grifter July 19, 2010 at 9:18 am

If English is a living language she’s doing her darn best to kill it. You betcha!

Oblios Cap July 19, 2010 at 9:18 am

[re=619996]Jar Jar Was a Senator[/re]:

The Devil and Noah Webster?

Limeylizzie July 19, 2010 at 9:18 am

[re=620008]JMP[/re]: As someone with far too many degrees in the English, I love you.

Dashboard_Buddha July 19, 2010 at 9:18 am

If only we could hook a generator up to the Bard’s grave.

Sleeves July 19, 2010 at 9:20 am

Hmm…If this was kinda-sweet-actually, do I have to worry about her impolitical comeback?

“The first thing we do,” Sarah, is “kill all the lawyers.”

Brick Oven Bill July 19, 2010 at 9:20 am

I like Sarah, she is a credit to her gender.

Skwerl Nutz July 19, 2010 at 9:22 am

Take thee to a cannery

SlouchingTowardsWasilla July 19, 2010 at 9:22 am

This is just unnecessary provocation. We need to stick with provocation that is strictly necessary.

Sara Benincasa July 19, 2010 at 9:23 am

[re=620025]Skwerl Nutz[/re]: AHAHAHAHAHAHHA!

WarAndG July 19, 2010 at 9:24 am

I gotta celebrate it! I have to invent words…


OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin July 19, 2010 at 9:25 am

Sarah should apply for copyeditor of those stupid teabagger signs. I mean the ones with the words, not the monkey/witchdoctor pictures.

ph7 July 19, 2010 at 9:29 am

[re=620024]Brick Oven Bill[/re]: She puts our language through some changes, Lord. Sort of like a Waring blender.

ella July 19, 2010 at 9:33 am

I’ll bet if you ask her how much Shakespeare she’s read, she’d say (eventually), “Oh, you know. All of ‘em!”

Mad Brahms July 19, 2010 at 9:38 am

[re=620014]Tundra Grifter[/re]: Apparently that one is from Obama, and was one of Her Griftness’ attempts to be equal-opportunity.

RPolanski July 19, 2010 at 9:41 am

“Wee-wee’d up:

“A sexist (and generally racist) term used for males solving an argument by comparing the size or length of specific body parts.
Gal: President Obama is really calling out the Senators about health insurance reform.
Guy: Yeah, he’s not afraid to get wee-wee’d up.” — Urban Dictionary.

Now, what on earth is a family values lovin’ woman doing tweeting a slang term that has its origin in male body parts?

FMA July 19, 2010 at 9:42 am

[re=620036]ella[/re]: Well, you could say that Lady Macbeth was the original mama grizzly.
Or maybe not.

JackDempsey July 19, 2010 at 9:43 am

Wait, I thought the *constitution* was living, and English language was dead, and now yer telling me it’s the other way around or something. CON-fusing.
I like it better when the whole “living/dead dichotomy” is decided with a poking stick.

Monsieur Grumpe July 19, 2010 at 9:46 am

Good old Urban Dictionary. Someone needs to point that out to Sarah.

Escape Goat Nation July 19, 2010 at 9:47 am

Absolutely fuckticulous.

Sleeves July 19, 2010 at 9:54 am

(“if you believe catastrophic pain caused” Gahd, she really did DingleBerry® these.) Computer-assisted translation, computer-aided translation, or CAT power to so speaking English.

S.Luggo July 19, 2010 at 9:56 am


Prommie July 19, 2010 at 9:56 am

Its like George Carlin’s bit about cats, when a cat makes a mistake, runs into the screen, skids into a piece of furniture, the cat picks itself up and saunters cooly away, saying “I meant to do that, I meant to do that.”

Rosie Scenario July 19, 2010 at 9:57 am

[re=620010]madirishman[/re]: They’ve solved the problem by home schooling their spawn. The ignorant teaching the ignorant. What could go wrong?

mumblyjoe July 19, 2010 at 10:00 am

Personally, my favorite part is the part where she takes a momentary break from culture warring on New Yorkers and calling them elitists out of touch with the “Real Americans”, as we call the 19% America living in rural areas, to tell us how we should feel about an attack against [b]our[/b] city.

Not only is she an illiterate genius like Shakespeare, but she’s also like Sigmund Freud and Mentok, the Mind-taker, all rolled up into one mooseburgery, grifty package.

FUNdamental July 19, 2010 at 10:02 am

A tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing. Macbeth, 5. 5

Mild Midwesterner July 19, 2010 at 10:03 am

Words. Words. Words.

FUNdamental July 19, 2010 at 10:06 am

Shakespeare on Palin

A fool, an empty purse,
There was no money in’t: not Hercules
Could have knock’d out [her] brains, for [s]he had none.
Cymbeline, 4. 2

sezme July 19, 2010 at 10:09 am

I used to think this woman was kind of funny, but this whole “please don’t build a mosque there because your whole religion is kind of evil” schtick just ruined the comedy factor. She is dead to me.

How now? A rat? Dead, for a ducat, dead!

FUNdamental July 19, 2010 at 10:10 am

“Fit to govern? No, not to live.”
Macbeth, 4. 3

Wow, that Shakespeare dude was better than French Nostredame [Nostradamus]!

madtowngooner July 19, 2010 at 10:11 am

She’s plain redicutarded. There, I’m Shakespeare!

Manos: Hands of Fate July 19, 2010 at 10:11 am

I too am trying to come up my own new words; what’s the best one to describe a rotten, illiterate, snowbilly grifter and hateful hack who makes me hate this country even more than Bush did?

JMP July 19, 2010 at 10:14 am

[re=620042]FMA[/re]: Nah, Lady Macbeth was an intelligent, evil and power-hungry. Well, two out of three ain’t bad.

Manos: Hands of Fate July 19, 2010 at 10:14 am

It should be noted that English is a living language because it routinely adopts other languages’ words — like Taco f.e., a practice that was recently outlawed.

mumblyjoe July 19, 2010 at 10:15 am

[re=620061]mumblyjoe[/re]: Oh, and also about unrelated building plans in our city, that affect the lives of people who we actually live next to. Which, of course, have nothing to do with the attacks, but again, just to be clear, are ours to deal with however we want. It just pisses me off, how the vast majority of the people whining about the Islamic center, much like the vast majority of people who fetishize 9/11, not only aren’t New Yorkers, but spend most of their lives culture-warring against “elitist New York liberals”, etc.

Yeah, in New York, we have muslims. Lots of them. Most of us are okay with that, actually, and think they should probably be able to construct/renovate religious buildings to practice their beliefs. But, no, clearly we should listen to someone who’s spent the entire time she’s been in the national spotlight making it crystal clear how much she hates us and our way of life, on what we should do with buildings in our own city.

Godot July 19, 2010 at 10:21 am

See when Shakespeare “coined” new terms, he did so intentionally.

When Palin & Bush “coin” new terms, they do it by accident because they don’t know the real word they’re trying to use.

That’s like saying toddlers coin a new term for “spaghetti” when they say “bisketti”.

actor212 July 19, 2010 at 10:21 am

It stabs the heart. Or else it gets the hose.

weejee July 19, 2010 at 10:22 am

Does Elmer’s attorney know about this refud(d)iate business?

actor212 July 19, 2010 at 10:23 am

what’s the best one to describe a rotten, illiterate, snowbilly grifter and hateful hack who makes me hate this country even more than Bush did?

The obvious choice would be to import her brand name into the lingo, like band-aid or xerox. Call her a palin.

But soft, that way is too easy. Call her the “termaborter”.

actor212 July 19, 2010 at 10:24 am

[re=620088]Godot[/re]: Or when red staters call egg noodles, “pasta”.

Urbanachiever July 19, 2010 at 10:26 am

Please shut your mouth Sarah, it stabs ears

you didn't ask, but July 19, 2010 at 10:30 am

Oy. This stupid fucking bitch trying to justify her fuckupery. Right: Fucking William Safire 2, this one.

Jeebus Cripey on a saltine. Obvious to point out that if she meant to do this, she could have clearly indicated this word choice at the time. But I think a nerve with struck w/ Ms. Grift. She knows she’s as stupid as a pet rock and came up with this overwrought justification to overcompensate. (Linguistic theory isn’t some fucking down-home folk homilie shit. Who wrote this idea out for Sarah I wonder?)

W, with miseducate, just didn’t give a fuck about being unable to speak but he didn’t say he was redefining English, he just laughed the shit off, cold-hearted bastard that he was/is.

The mosque shit is ridiculous. She’s so fucking stupid. Mosques are all over fucking New York and have been for a long time. How is it too raw to have a building around? The fuck? If anything, it can be fucking Lower Manhattan building insurance, if the same crazy cast of characters get to scheming…the good angel on my shoulder says its peace assurance, demonstrating harmony, etc, etc.

ImBarb July 19, 2010 at 10:30 am

Get thee to a gunnery!

Clancy_Pants July 19, 2010 at 10:31 am

Snowbilly Queen:
Olberman and the lame stream media machine pursue me lasting strife,
If my child be not mine, ever I be a Mama Grizzlie!

First Dude:
‘Tis deeply sworn. Sweet, leave me here a while,
My head grows dim? Grew dim?, and fain I would beguile
The tedious day with real work.

Snowbilly Queen:
Sleep rock thy brain,
We’re all Arizonans now!

Katie Couric:
The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

RoscoeWild July 19, 2010 at 10:31 am

The word wizardry of gifted Gov. Palin adds charm & color to our colloquy, vigor & variety to our vernacular. She is brilliant!

Pandy July 19, 2010 at 10:33 am

I don’t think refute means what she thinks it means. But I guess that doesn’t matter since she is an English speaking “Real American”. I just wonder how hard it is to find a copy of a dictionary these days.

you didn't ask, but July 19, 2010 at 10:33 am

[re=620082]mumblyjoe[/re]: “It just pisses me off, how the vast majority of the people whining about the Islamic center, much like the vast majority of people who fetishize 9/11, not only aren’t New Yorkers, but spend most of their lives culture-warring against “elitist New York liberals”, etc.” Absofuckinglutely, mumbly.

Wonkers, your Shakespeare rifts are the shit!

Golfing OJ July 19, 2010 at 10:35 am

Poor retard snowbumpkin, she shouldn’t have done the Reading is Fundamental thing with her gilled hellspawn Trig (who actually sprang from the bucktooth choad of Levi also, prove me wrong with prego pics of Sarah):

“Look, baby Trig, ‘See Spot. See Spot refudiate.’”

Poor cleft-palated circus freak was doomed from the start.

maven July 19, 2010 at 10:40 am

[re=620012]Mad Brahms[/re]: oh, its Wittgenstein time at Wonkette!

4tehlulz July 19, 2010 at 10:40 am

She talked about Shakespeare, so she’s obviously a RINO corrupted by the East Coast elites.

comicbookguy July 19, 2010 at 10:41 am

I disapproviate of this whole thread

snideinplainsight July 19, 2010 at 10:43 am

If she tweets and twee-tracts enough nonsense fast enough, she will break the internet.

Mr Blifil July 19, 2010 at 10:44 am

Shakespeare wasn’t shit. He wrote something like 36 or something plays and a bunch of poems nobody’s ever read and he only used the word “incarnadine” once. What an idiot-log!

Escape Goat Nation July 19, 2010 at 10:45 am

Yeah, let’s all help Sarah celebrate her own stupefying ignorance.

I was really hoping that the election of Obama would end Bush’s era of, ignorance as virtue.

But Sarah and the Tea Baggers refuse to let go of their abject idiocy. In your face Libruls, we’re dirt dumb and you’ll never take that away from us!

RPolanski July 19, 2010 at 10:46 am

It’s no accident that her tweet referenced the words, “misunderestimate,” “wee-wee’d up,” and “refudiate.” And, let’s not fool ourselves, Sarah’s tweets are the product of her handlers, not her (She is incapable of independently developing an intelligent thought. Witness her persistent dependence upon talking points during her live, impromptu performances.)

The three terms or words in question were hand-picked by her handlers to allow the tweet recipients to draw the obvious inference. “Misunderestimate” — George W. Bush. “Wee-wee’d up” — Barack Obama. And now, “Refudiate” — Sarah Palin. The obvious inference is that Palin is the next in line for the office of the presidency.

Make no mistake about. Her handlers are signaling that there is no doubt that this Talibunny, Grifter, Snowbilly, Skank is running for President in 2012.

Failed 2 Menace July 19, 2010 at 10:48 am

I hope future generations of Americans have the time – in between the standard of living ass-kickings they will regularly receive from every decent developed country on the planet – to be ashamed that this sort of rhetoric was accepted and/or embraced by so many of their ancestors.

A mosque is declared a “provocation.” A MOSQUE.

FlownOver July 19, 2010 at 10:49 am

[re=620009]bbqboy[/re]: You dishonorate the late Senator from Nebraska. Hruska advocated representation for the mediocre, and MooseBitch falls short of that level.

Escape Goat Nation July 19, 2010 at 10:49 am

Got an idea for you Sarah.
Why not spend your PAC money on campaigning to build a Mosque INSIDE the new building so the Muslins CAN’T bomb it.

mayor_quimby July 19, 2010 at 10:50 am

Damn, it is very early in the day for my first utterance of the word ‘cunt’ , but it was totally justified.

DustBowlBlues July 19, 2010 at 10:57 am

[re=620012]Mad Brahms[/re]: “except for wonkette readers, who are now using it ironically left and right.”

And I resent that, also, and resent your abuse of clogging the tubes of the internets to put down readers of wonket. This is the way a mavericky grizzly talks. She should have just pointed out the fact that language evolv–wait, she doesn’t believe in that, either, so she’ll need a new stategery. (If Sarah and George are allowed to make up words, then why not a perfectly respectable SNL comedian?))

Luke Wilson’s brilliant documentationary (Hey, two can play at the mavericky word game, bitch) film “Idiocracy” clearly demonstrates what happens to America when people the people of “Real America” where I live want a president just like them–that is, just as stupid and semi-literate as they.

Escape Goat Nation July 19, 2010 at 10:58 am

I’m curious as to why Sarah thinks leading a Pitchfork and Torch party to a Mosque helps promote, “healing.”

Jim89048 July 19, 2010 at 10:58 am

I used to have a job, and therefore a boss. My supervisor was marginally more highly educated than I, but was one of those so-called “independent voters” Nevada has so many of. We used to have some spirited discussions on teh politics, but when he began mispronouncing nuclear in solidarity with W I knew he was a lost cause. These are now $arah’s people.

I need spielcheck in addition to my foxblocker…

Bordo July 19, 2010 at 11:01 am

If them there peaceful Muslims want $arah Palin to support their mosque, all they gots to do is alter the spelling to MOOSQUE.

doxastic July 19, 2010 at 11:02 am

That such a slave as this should wear a sword,
Who wears no honesty. Such smiling rogues as these,
Like rats, oft bite the holy cords a-twain
Which are too intrinse t’ unloose; smooth every passion
That in the natures of their lords rebel;
Bring oil to fire, snow to their colder moods;
Renege, affirm, and turn their halcyon beaks
With every gale and vary of their masters,
Knowing nought, like dogs, but following.
A plague upon your epileptic visage!
Smile you my speeches, as I were a fool?
Goose, if I had you upon Sarum plain,
I’ld drive ye cackling home to Camelot.

Shakespeare even rages better…

ImBarb July 19, 2010 at 11:05 am

I watched this unfold last night and was sad that her followers would cover her precious ass, as they usually do. Boy, was I wrong!

This went viral and I actually went to her twitter page and was reading what people had to say to her. I once feared that this woman could become the POTUS just by stupid people rising up and voting for her because she was a woman, the mother of a special needs child, etc. Many people would think that she couldn’t possibly be voted in and not bother to vote against her and *poof* we have mayhem in the White House.

People were ripping her a new asshole left and right last night. She REALLY touched a nerve last night with her bigotry. Some of the better points were:

a two-block distance in NY city is HUGE, the Mosque won’t be in the lobby of the tower. Even if it were, who cares?
Muslim people also died on 911
should a Christian church be prohibited near McVey’s terrorist site?
since when did she speak for New Yorkers? They aren’t “real Americans”
Then someone started a Twitter page, SarahPalinasShakespeare and it was hilarious. There was also PalinasShakespeare. Robert Ebert ripped her a new one. Robert Duvall called her a “rancher’s wife”

There was a great post:
bubble, bubble
toil and trouble
bendy straw
or my fee will double

I think she awoke the beast on this one. She thought that she was America’s “darling” and we ALL loved her and would throw money at her feet. I didn’t want to go to bed last night. I just wanted Stewart and Colbert to come on so that we could all remember the absurdity of what she had done.

I felt completely impotent last night, compared to what others wrote to her. I said, “Can we start calling you the Stratford upon Avon Lady now, ding dong!”

BlueStateLiberal July 19, 2010 at 11:05 am

What the hell is “wee-weed’d up?” Is this some kind of thing she’s coined to describe when she’s high? Or is some sort of oblique reference to John McCain?

Escape Goat Nation July 19, 2010 at 11:08 am

MSNBC even mentioned her last 3 twats.

DustBowlBlues July 19, 2010 at 11:08 am

Since the Rs want all the furiners to speak English, now, or get the fuck out, shouldn’t they clarify which version? Real English, Spanglish, Hindish or Teabaggish?

Dashboard_Buddha July 19, 2010 at 11:09 am

Not Shakespeare, but still sums up our age:

“Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, “

Lilybart July 19, 2010 at 11:12 am

[re=620076]Manos: Hands of Fate[/re]: Sarah Palin?

whiterabid July 19, 2010 at 11:17 am

Woids, woids, woids.

FlownOver July 19, 2010 at 11:17 am

Thus she shows herself “highly fed and lowly taught” – All’s Well that Ends Well

In her case, “ending well” would involve an ice floe. Meanwhile, there are at least five institutions of higher learning whose accreditation should be reconsidered forthwith.

Mad Brahms July 19, 2010 at 11:21 am

[re=620108]maven[/re]: We would have the best parties, we would.

[re=620128]DustBowlBlues[/re]: Hey, I am one of those readers / writers. “Refudiate” is one of my favorite new “words”. But it doesn’t mean “repudiate”, as Palin seems to believe; it more fully means “repudiate, as said by a snowbilly grifter moran”

you cannot be serious July 19, 2010 at 11:25 am

Neither a Palin nor a twitterer be.

irisheyesagain July 19, 2010 at 11:25 am

[re=620140]ImBarb[/re]: I had the same issue- didn’t want to go to bed just in case i missed something. Seemed like she only had one or two of her fans fapping their hardest to protect her and exclaim how brave she was for speaking truth. Truly fucktacular.

bago July 19, 2010 at 11:28 am

She is enverbificate, and so can you.

stew July 19, 2010 at 11:28 am

Perhaps someone can publish a Palin-to-English dictionary before she becomes world dictator.

Sleeves July 19, 2010 at 11:29 am

[re=620006]Snarko Marx[/re]: The enteric nervous system has been described as a “second brain”.

(The Filthy Critic…)

Radiotherapy July 19, 2010 at 11:29 am

[re=620101]Pandy[/re]: Click in your documents, and a icon appears that looks like a book. When you open it however, übergrifter and refudiate are not in there.

This reminds me of another time she blatantly showed her ignorance of the English language. After the Couric fiasco, they had her on Fox three days later being spoonfed the answers to Katie’s softball questions. She said she was just being flippant in her answers to to that mean Katie. Actually, her answers were vacuous or vapid, not flippant.

She may have inadvertently contributed to science and the arts in another way. Her intractable hookworms will be forever mentioned in the Parasitology texts.

Jim89048 July 19, 2010 at 11:30 am

[re=620133]doxastic[/re]: If you can’t even rhyme “unloose” with “moose”, there’s just no helpin’ ya.

FMA July 19, 2010 at 11:33 am

[re=620122]FlownOver[/re]: The mediocre are still under-represented. The retarded and the crazy, on the other hand…

Pandy July 19, 2010 at 11:33 am

[re=620119]RPolanski[/re]: Either that or they were trying to indirectly say that Barry’s mistakes are the same as W’s. That’s their strategy. If you criticize her, then you must criticize him. Otherwise it would be a double standard. The problem with that strategy is that Barry can overcome his slip-ups with a seemilgly intelligent response. She can only cover herself with a high school level mean girl snipe.

OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin July 19, 2010 at 11:34 am

[re=620142]BlueStateLiberal[/re]: IIRC, Michelle the Mouth made the phrase popular after Obama said it. It quickly became part of the Lexicon of Conservative Stupidity. Not even they know what it means, or why they use it. Palin herself used it on Leno, as his 1st guest. I guess that supposed to show she’s in touch with the people or whatever.

Mad Brahms July 19, 2010 at 11:36 am

[re=620177]Radiotherapy[/re]: Did she mean “facetious”? Different word, different meaning! (Still spin, and inaccurate, but at least better spin!)

Google should hire someone to follow her around, so that whenever she misspeaks they can say “Did you mean *repudiate*?”

Katydid July 19, 2010 at 11:38 am

[re=620140]ImBarb[/re]: Google #shakespalin. They’re hilarious, and still coming.

“ajbopp: RT @paulandstorm: [S] All the world’s a stage, and I can see all of it from my house. #shakespalin
3 minutes ago via web”

JMP July 19, 2010 at 11:39 am

[re=620121]Failed 2 Menace[/re]: Well of course it’s a provocation; whenever the follows of one of those other, lesser religions (or those with no religion at all) do anything to remind Christians that they exist instead of groveling before the One True Religion, it’s a great affront and insult against their superiors.

RoscoePColtraine July 19, 2010 at 11:41 am

Don’t you libs get it? Fucking up and being stupid/ignorant are now defined as “Breaking Out Of The Mold” and “Being Original” and “Lighting The Way For Others.” You know, like all the GREATS. Sarah Palin is God’s gift to humanity, and so it’s only to be expected that we laugh and deride. She’s so way out in front of us….ahead of her time, as it were. I’m slowly beginning to recognize the brilliance which is so easily confused with retardation.

binarian July 19, 2010 at 11:43 am

[re=620123]Escape Goat Nation[/re]: Even THAT much wacky logic is beyond her.

sati demise July 19, 2010 at 11:45 am

[re=620121]Failed 2 Menace[/re]: in that case, what is the NYC Chinese Cultural Center?
hot bed of commies…

Oblios Cap July 19, 2010 at 11:48 am

$arah is truly our very own Bard of Avon Calling.

What fools these mortalsteabaggers be.

O_o July 19, 2010 at 11:48 am

[re=620004]Johnny Zhivago[/re]: Why dispudiate my remarks? They were perfectly cromulent.

Oblios Cap July 19, 2010 at 11:56 am

Has $arah refudiated the rumor of her hookworm infestation yet?

Sleeves July 19, 2010 at 11:56 am

[re=620179]Jim89048[/re]: I know I know: whom is that Tinpot Pope of the Warwickshire, William Quackforth? He’s drunk the Avon…

RoscoePColtraine July 19, 2010 at 11:57 am

Why couldn’t she have used Dr. Seuss as an example. It would have still been funny, and she would’ve been no less an idiot, but at least we’d have to give her a little credit. What I mean is, Dr. Seuss isn’t very elitist. Bringing up Shakes Spear might lose her the Skoal Rebels of her fan base.

Prommie July 19, 2010 at 11:58 am

[re=620194]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: Being ignorant,that defines what it is to be a “real american,” as opposed to those fake librul commie jews on the coasts. Alls I need to know is here in the Good Book, yee-haw. All them pointy-headed in-tell-eckshels don’t know nothing, with their book-larnin’.

TicChiracTac July 19, 2010 at 12:03 pm

O, brave new world, that has such people in it!

Radiotherapy July 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Maybe she’s just going rogue with English language.

bago July 19, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing refudiate them? #shakespalin

RoscoePColtraine July 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm

[re=620226]Prommie[/re]: With Sarah and folks like her, too much thinkin leads you away from the LORD.

Hey did you know that Mark Twain has a new book coming out? He would have LOVED Sarah Palin, doncha think? Something about being thought a fool and removing doubts and opening your mouth.

Birkit July 19, 2010 at 12:12 pm

So, naturally, she supports Ebonics.

Right? Right????

Starrigavan July 19, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Next she’ll be flying out to Attu in the Aleutians to campaign against Japanese fishing boats, right? Doesn’t it stab the heart to see the JAPANESE FLAG flying so close to an American WWII battleground????

She’d probably crap herself if she ever went to Paris and saw a Mercedes…

x111e7thst July 19, 2010 at 12:13 pm

[re=620226]Prommie[/re]: Fucktards don’t actually read the “Good Book” either, they just jabber on and on (and on) about it.

get real July 19, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Archie Bunker lives – and goes by the name ‘Sarah Palin’.

just pixels July 19, 2010 at 12:22 pm

What could be more elitist that claiming your “words”, by dint of speaking them, should be deemed part of the English language? That is nothing if not exclusitorical.

imissopus July 19, 2010 at 12:28 pm

[re=620147]DustBowlBlues[/re]: I was thinking that as well. Shouldn’t Americans learn English before we start screaming about the immigrants who haven’t?

And may I also say, this thread is awesome. All the Shakespeare quotes are a nice way to start a Monday morning. Perfectly cromulescent.

comicbookguy July 19, 2010 at 12:28 pm

I was going to say something along the lines of “All the world’s a Facebook page” but my knowledge of the Bard falls short of the Wonkette standard so I’ll remind you that if Palin is right, future students will be forced to read her works and write thousand word essays on what they mean. Or maybe 140 character essays, being the future and all.

BeWoot July 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm

You all (well, most of y’all) make me proud.

But wasn’t “refudiate” contributed by Al Greene, the taciturn representative of Democrats everywhere?

Wee wee’d up, though. I had no idea Obama said that. I thought that was something Triggish.

geminisunmars July 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Mistress of Baloniry

jrd345 July 19, 2010 at 12:31 pm

She made up a word. Better than making up a foreign policy.

Extemporanus July 19, 2010 at 12:33 pm

“What is it she does now? Look how she moves her hands.”

“It is an accustom’d action with her, to seem thus
moving her hands. I have known her continue in this forty and a’hundred characters.”

“Yet here’s a twat.”

“Hark, she tweets. I will blog post what comes from her, to
satisfy my remembrance the more strongly.”

“Out, damn’d twat! OUT I SAY!”

ImBarb July 19, 2010 at 12:33 pm

irisheyesagain, my husband had Blue Oyster Cult at his place last night and there was a thunderstorm in the outside arena. I was like, “who cares, Sarah is getting her ass kicked!” Don’t bother me with anything but more beer! I never eat at night and I was making nachos at midnight. (bad idea in hindsight)

Katydid, thanks for the hookup. My faith in humanity is renewed now that I know that “real Americans” still have a sense of humor and can spot bullshit and refudiate it.

Cape Clod July 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm

“There are more things in heaven and earth, you dumb quitter, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. A lot more. You have no idea. Really.”

proudgrampa July 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm


ladymacbeth July 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm

this exact trope used to kill me in the bush years: he’d come out and be all smug and teachery about how he and his administration were doing great things in far away places like belarus or uganda or tulsa and we should all just sit back and let the experts handle things and not ask awkward questions of the experts.

and you’d just KNOW he’d never ever heard of belarus or uganda or tulsa or that shakespeare made up words til five seconds earlier.

real knowledge takes work.

rudesby begone. also.

jrd345 July 19, 2010 at 12:38 pm


Good point with the exception that if we ignore the immigration problem, we will all have to eventually start over by learning to speak Spanish. Refudiar (verb) – to refudiate; Intiendes?

RoscoePColtraine July 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm

[re=620274]jrd345[/re]: Nope. She didn’t make up a word. That’s what she expects you to believe. She tried using a word that already exists, in a sentence. That is all.

jrd345 July 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Obama in 2012. Make Ebonics the National Language!!! FO SHIZ!!!!

comicbookguy July 19, 2010 at 12:44 pm

[re=620287]ladymacbeth[/re]: Aye, there’s the rube.

ImBarb July 19, 2010 at 1:02 pm

“quote the Bard, in the style of the tard” I just yodeled Diet Pepsi out of my nose.

Capitol Hillbilly July 19, 2010 at 1:03 pm

In the words of Titus Andronicus, “eat me.”

chascates July 19, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Meanwhile,l the Twitterati weigh in:

@SarahPalinUSA Please repudiate, refudiate, repoofiate, reloofaiate, or just apologize for, your religious intolerance about 20 hours ago via web
Keith Olbermann

Oblios Cap July 19, 2010 at 1:19 pm

I’m surprised that $arah hasn’t started her own Amway distributorship. With her “base”, she would be the top producer in record time.

Extemporanus July 19, 2010 at 1:21 pm

[re=620339]chascates[/re]: I think I smell another INXS hit song in the making…

Actually, I stand refudiated — that’s just Michael Hutchence’s rotting corpse.

Aurelio July 19, 2010 at 1:29 pm

[re=619996]Jar Jar Was a Senator[/re]: Or:

O most pernicious woman!
O villain, villain, smiling, damnèd villain!
My tables—meet it is I set it down
That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain—
At least I am sure it may be so in Denmark.


Geogre July 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Sarah Palin’s literary role model is much easier to find than Shakespeare. It’s Mrs. Malaprop or, if you prefer novels to plays, Wyn. Jenkins from Humphry Clinker.

Malapropisms Shakespeare did not do, except in the figures of his fools, like Malvolio and Polonius, who were notable for talking out of their asses, just like Mrs. Malapalin.

comicbookguy July 19, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I am looking forward to summers in the park watching the players on stage recite Sarah Palin’s twitter feed.

Neilist July 19, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Much as I like to quote the more obscure plays to you Liberal Commie Pinko SCUM, this time you don’t have to go any further than Hamlet:

“O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I . . . .”

Nerdalicious July 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm

This is fun it reminds me of Nooninton speak:
Twittering For Dummies:
“My moose, My moose, My kingdom for a moose!”
Seriously, Miss P gave away Reindeer Hotdogs in a gift basket at some rethug event recently. Discuss.
Santa Claus Hamburgers
Christmas Elf Sausages
She likes to give away nonsensical loony gifts, yet she takes so much nice stuff like hundreds of thousands worth of designer clothes. What a Ho.

Nerdalicious July 19, 2010 at 1:43 pm

OMG! Sorry Oblios I didn’t see your post before I wrote mine!

Nerdalicious July 19, 2010 at 1:47 pm

“The lady doth tweet too much dumb shit”

chascates July 19, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Shakespeare liked to coin new words too.

“Comparisons are odorous.”
Constable Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing.

GOPCrusher July 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm

I’m sure that Bible Spice will appear on Faux Noise complaining that the evil libruls are elitist scum for pointing out her misuse of the “Gotcha” language, English.
And hookworms, awhlso.

BklynIlluminati July 19, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Her fantastic tardness knows no bounds!

Dashboard_Buddha July 19, 2010 at 2:16 pm

I wonder if she will rebakkakedate her male followers when she tires of the fapping on her?

JMP July 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm

[re=620295]jrd345[/re]: Yes, Obama speaks in a way that could be described as “ebonics” and not like a Harvard-educated law professor; because he’s black, and all black people speak like that, even when they never do. And someone ranting about “eboncs” then making fun of the way black people are supposed to speak according to stereotypes is in no way racist. Troll.

thehelveticascenario July 19, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Well, I don’t think English is living any more. She killed it. I’m going to switch to Latin, anyone want to join me? Bimbo delenda est!

Malketeer July 19, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Palin’s a regular S.I. fuckin’ Hayakawa.

Can O Whoopass July 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Grim-visaged Shrub’s war hath smoothed his wrinkled balls;
And now, instead of mounting Laura
To fright the souls of Limpball’s adversaries,
He capers nimbly in Condi’s chamber
To the lascivious pleasing of a good suck.
-Richard III, 1. 1

EdFlinstone July 19, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Just how many blocks away would appeasiate(Palinese) Shakespalin and the teabaggers? 4 blocks, half mile, not on Manhattan, not in unreal America NYC?

desertwind July 19, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Out, out damned twat.

True American July 19, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Oh, that Sarah, what a hoot.

She should leave the public speaking (tweeting) to that well-oiled wordsmith Joe Biden or perhaps the members of this esteemed assemblage (puts the Algonquin round table to shame it does).

lochnessmonster July 19, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Dumber than a fence made of mud.

smitallica July 19, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Out (of our political discourse), damnéd cunt!

Diana Davies July 19, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Well, I’ll have some drinks, but I’ll still think that’s some stupid shit.

smitallica July 19, 2010 at 7:33 pm

[re=620654]desertwind[/re]: Damn. You beat me to it, and better too. Well played, sir-or-madam.

vinyukon July 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Granted, Palin’s an idiot, but a sonnet has 14 lines.

zhubajie July 19, 2010 at 11:44 pm

[re=619990]rebelyankee[/re]: Probably she will be. After all, “He who sits in the heavens laughs them to scorn.” It’s a prophecy!

zhubajie July 19, 2010 at 11:48 pm

[re=620061]mumblyjoe[/re]: She’s not genuinely rural, in any case. Living in Wasilla is urban. Does she raise her own food? Has she ever had dirt on her fingers? I think not.

zhubajie July 20, 2010 at 12:07 am

[re=620191]JMP[/re]: You can be sure her brand of tongues-speakers have no more use for Catholics or most Protestants. State Church, here we come!

zhubajie July 20, 2010 at 8:16 am

She was twittering in tongues! Glossotwatolalila!

FlipOffResearch July 20, 2010 at 11:29 pm

Clearly the leading intellectual force of the Tea Party.

Trinkett July 21, 2010 at 5:34 am

Illiterate Glory Slob = Excellent band name

jus_wonderin July 22, 2010 at 12:45 pm

OMG. How’d I miss this story. Given the size of her brood, I doth she protest muche. (added an E to much as that is the ye olde Englishe spellinge.)

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: