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Sarah Palin’s Evil Socialist State Film Subsidy Funded ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’

by Jack Stuef

In case you missed it, small government crusader and Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin’s TLC reality show “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” received a $1.2 million subsidy from the state of Alaska. The show spent $3.6 million on production in the state, meaning that Alaskan taxpayers covered a third of the cost of the show.

Sarah Palin may have quit her job, but that doesn’t mean she can’t still force her state to pay her a salary.

More importantly, is immoral Hollywood lamestream teevee funded by socialism what Alaska really needs? It could be using that money to drill endangered species for oil. [Tax Foundation]

 

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Come here a minute March 30, 2011 at 11:24 am

Great work, Snowbilly, keep on grifting!

ifthethunderdontgetya March 30, 2011 at 11:25 am

Damn.

What comes after "Grifter Queen"?

Grifter "Empress of the Known Universe?"
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johnnymeatworth March 30, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Earth Grifter Mother

GlowneyHouse March 30, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Reverend Mother of Grift – "The grift must flow…"

Lionel[redacted]Esq March 30, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Socialist Grifter Queen?

Barbara_i March 30, 2011 at 11:25 am

She's the grift that keeps on grifting.

Tundra Grifter March 30, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Y'all user "Grifter" like it's a bad thing…

hagajim March 30, 2011 at 11:30 am

That cunt has figured out more ways to grift off the public dime than anyone I know….I imagine she used food stamps to pay for Bristols teen-preggers house also.

horsedreamer_1 March 30, 2011 at 1:26 pm

What… is your QUEST?

To find any & all means of sustaining oneself that are beyond the pale!

Zvi_Bleindmeis March 30, 2011 at 11:31 am

Hey government! Get out of the way!

I'll be waiting for the taxpayer-subsidized, updated remake of the classic silent film, "Nanookie of the North."

JustPixelz March 30, 2011 at 11:51 am

Or remake of the documentary "Nailin' Paylin".

BloviateMe March 30, 2011 at 11:54 am

I thought "Riden' Biden" was way more tastefully filmed.

horsedreamer_1 March 30, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Feminist, also, since almost all the female performers were "on top" (cowgirl), thus better controlling the arc of their pleasure.

freakishlywrong March 30, 2011 at 11:32 am

It matters not one whit when socializms benefit wingnuts. See: Michelle, (crazy pants), Bachmann/Ag subsidiez. Hypocrittin' is easy, fer the shameless.

bumfug March 30, 2011 at 11:32 am

Her latest statement: "Normally I would be against this sort of government waste, but this was me."

Callyson March 30, 2011 at 11:33 am

This is only the beginning: Palin's next move will be to claim that her show increased tourism to Alaska, and demand a cut of the profits from the cruise ships and hotels in the state for services rendered.

JustPixelz March 30, 2011 at 11:54 am

Please don't use the phrase "services rendered" with Sarah Palin™. Grandma Palin hasn't done anything of value for the past 100 years. Also, makes me think of naughty things.

donner_froh March 30, 2011 at 11:36 am

In isn't a subsidy–it is an investment when the money goes to Sarah Palin (peace and mercy and blessings of Allah be upon her).

horsedreamer_1 March 30, 2011 at 1:28 pm

She's a job-creator. Granted, all the jobs filled for her show — camera operators, drivers, etc. — came to Alaska from other states, but, yeah…

OC_3300X_Serf March 30, 2011 at 11:36 am

Obviously, that $1.2 million did NOT go to schoolteachers in Wasilla…

JustPixelz March 30, 2011 at 11:59 am

Alaska gets its money from oil company fees which it redistributes to citizens in cash and services. It's a socialist paradise.

Tundra Grifter March 30, 2011 at 12:48 pm

JustPixelz: If you want to have some fun, go on one of the right wing nutsites like "Newsbusters" and point out that Duh Guv'Nor pushed through Socialism.

During her administration (well, half-administration) they passed a "windfall profits tax" on oil companies doing business in the state. As the price of oil rises, so does the tax. This is an addition to the existing oil royalty trust fund.

The state of Alaska takes that money and directly distributes it to the citizens of the State. The oil companies deduct those payments as a business expense, lower their Federal income tax burden (if any) and the citizens of the remaining 49 states subsidizes them because our national government collects less revenue.

Point this out and you'll get some very funny answers – nobody, however, will admit this is pure Socialism.

nounverb911 March 30, 2011 at 11:37 am

I'm still waiting for Palin to demand that Alaska join OPEC.

JustPixelz March 30, 2011 at 11:58 am

Alaska exports crazy. Organization of Psycho Exporting Countries?

Jim89048 March 30, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Hasn't she come out as anti-union, though?

assistantatlas March 31, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Never gonna happen. Too many brown countries in OPEC.

SorosBot March 30, 2011 at 11:37 am

But the show did perform an important service for Alaska by advertising the state for tourism to TLC viewers; that's why it's now filled with middle-aged housewives who are obsessed with cakes and babies.

horsedreamer_1 March 30, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Arielle Fleisher's Alaskan equivalent is overcome with cupcake shoppe reviews, no doubt.
http://community.adn.com/node/150773#

Schmannnity March 30, 2011 at 11:38 am

Because, like Olestra, it gives you the shits?

nounverb911 March 30, 2011 at 11:38 am

"Sarah Palin may have quit her job, but that doesn’t mean she can’t still force her state to pay her a salary. "
Mmmmmm, blackmail! She must have the dirt on someone.

ManchuCandidate March 30, 2011 at 11:39 am

Considering that show tanked and made the Snow Queen of Twats look like an unbearable self involved phony to many of her base of fucktards, I think It was money well spent.

SorosBot March 30, 2011 at 11:51 am

Didn't some of her insane base abandon her because an episode showed that she didn't know how to use a rifle? That's an insane reason to abandon a politician, but it helped her current slide to political irrelevance that should have happened long before.

ManchuCandidate March 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm

It is a stupid reason, but they also happen to be stupid people. After watching her for two years, I seriously question the intelligence/competence of anyone who actually thinks she'd be a good leader of anything.

weejee March 30, 2011 at 11:39 am

Aw gee, these monies let Lou Sarah's thoughts take wing. Perhaps she should earn her for realz wings as the pilot of a Tomahawk cruise missile?

nounverb911 March 30, 2011 at 11:40 am

I missed the show, did she do an episode on the most scenic meth labs?

elviouslyqueer March 30, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Not yet. She'll make that into a mini-series for the Hallmark Channel.

freakishlywrong March 30, 2011 at 11:43 am

You have won the Fisites™ with an Olestra reference.

edgydrifter March 30, 2011 at 11:43 am

Tax records also show "Deadliest Catch" cost $1.7 million to film in AK last season, which was a whopping $1.9 million LESS than the production costs for "Sarah Palin's Alaska." Huh? One might wonder how Queen Griftula's show could possibly cost so much to make, but only if one had no idea who Sarah Palin is or how she operates.

Schmannnity March 30, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Wardrobe costs.

superdave March 30, 2011 at 12:06 pm

And bumpits.

elviouslyqueer March 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Mama needs a new pair of Naughty Monkey FMPs!

jus_wonderin March 30, 2011 at 5:02 pm

In CFM Red?

trampndirtdown March 30, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Condi had better taste in shoes.

MegPasadena March 31, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Of course the cost was high if you had to pay the "actors" an arm and a leg..

Hatrabbit March 30, 2011 at 11:45 am

Whoops-a-daisy! Looks like another Sarah Palin / Lame-stream Media squirmish coming up.

BloviateMe March 30, 2011 at 11:51 am

I wonder if Russia can see the hypocrisy from their houses.

Redhead March 30, 2011 at 11:56 am

She already gets subsidies from the government because of oil drilling, and her grandchild is on government healthcare (Medicaid! gasp).

She says whatever she thinks will get her more air time and therefore, more money. Greedy ignorant ass is greedy, ignorant of what she's saying. Shocking.

prommie March 30, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Its not socialist to give government subsidies to corporations or the wealthy, thats "capitalism." Its only when the government gives money to the poor that its socialist. Think of it this way: Robin Hood = Socialist Marxist Fascist Kenyan; Dennis Moore (steals from the poor, gives to the rich, stupid git) = fine upstanding Conservative Christian Capitalist.

AKbum March 30, 2011 at 12:58 pm

You'll get Lupins and like it!

prommie March 30, 2011 at 12:10 pm

To put it another way:

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

mavenmaven March 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm

But it was good for the people of Alaska because when they promote the Will of the Leader, they promote the Will of the Volk.

nounverb911 March 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Don't they get a family discount from Levi's mom?

Gopherit March 30, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Why that sneaky socialist. I should have known she was a gov't teat sucker by how shitty a shot she was. 5 shots to take down a caribou? WTF? Was it deaf or was it Trig Caribou?

glamourdammerung March 30, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I hope the teabagger crowd does not start threatening Palin.

We all know how much they hate welfare queens.

KeepFnThatChicken March 30, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Three point six million to make a god damn "B" roll?!

RedneckMuslin March 30, 2011 at 12:48 pm

"It could be using that money to drill endangered species "

Dinosaurs are already extinct.

AKbum March 30, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Sarah Palin can see Canadia's Health Care System from her house.

chascates March 30, 2011 at 1:05 pm

The Perpetual Victim just posted her defense:
One final thought: having to set the record straight on my Facebook page yet again is further proof that the media can’t be trusted even to print a statement in a manner that people can read.

MinAgain March 30, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I'm looking forward to the sequel, "Sarah Palin's Alaska: Season of the Hillbilly Grifter".

EdFlintstone March 30, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I can see how that would really benefit Alaskan tourism. I always wanted to go on a halibut clubbing vacation.

jus_wonderin March 30, 2011 at 4:58 pm

But, but, this benefited the Palins so, its okay.

ttommyunger March 30, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Waiting for the Sequel: "Sarah Palin's Private Hell". I almost feel sorry for this wormy cunt and her gaggle of misfits.

zhubajie March 30, 2011 at 9:37 pm

That's her life after the money runs out and Todd runs off with his latest hooker!

ttommyunger March 30, 2011 at 9:41 pm

She is on the cusp of losing her looks too, which is nice.

trampndirtdown March 30, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Even worse she is on the cusp of losing her audience.

MegPasadena March 31, 2011 at 9:04 pm

You forgot to mention that the subsidy is based on a bill that she helped sign into law when she was the governor.

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