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Before she was shot in the head in 2011, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords had gone on TV to complain that Sarah Palin was pallin’ around with terrorists; one had smashed Giffords’s office door after Palin’s PAC put out an ad with Giffords’s electoral seat, among others, targeted with “surveyor’s marks.” (They were not surveyor’s marks; they were crosshairs, like you see through a rifle sight. Don’t let anybody gaslight you with obvious bullshit.)

Was Palin dancing up to and over the line of inciting violence? Before her brain injury, before she had to learn to talk all over again, Giffords said yes:

“We’re on Sarah Palin’s Targeted list,” Giffords told MSNBC in March, after the door of her Tucson office was smashed after her vote in favor of the health care bill. “But the thing is the way she has it depicted, it has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district and when people do that, they’ve got to realize there are consequences to that action.” Giffords, however, demurred when the interviewer noted that such imagery has long been a staple of politics and asked whether Palin really meant it. “I can’t say, I’m not Sarah Palin,” Giffords replied.

Never let it be said that Palin refuses to take personal responsibility. After a Bernie Sanders dude shot up Republican baseball earlier this month, the New York Times editorial board wrote down some thoughts about how inciting violence is bad. And now Sarah Palin is suing them for it.

As LawNewz put it,

The Editorial Board walked into some dicey territory, however. They drew a parallel between the recent shooting and the 2011 attack on Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords, which also left six dead and more injured. In doing so, the board said there was a “clear” link between the actions of shooter Jared Lee Loughner and speech by Palin’s political action committee. Commenters, many conservative, did not respond kindly.

They corrected their opinion. (They corrected an opinion.) And they corrected it again:

An earlier version of this editorial incorrectly stated that a link existed between political incitement and the 2011 shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords. In fact, no such link was established. The editorial has also been updated to clarify that in a map distributed by a political action committee before that shooting, electoral districts, not Democratic lawmakers, were depicted beneath stylized cross hairs.

Gee, you know who else had that opinion, even when it was just goons smashing her office and not even yet shooting her in the head and face, after which she lost the ability to form opinions for a while?

CONGRESSWOMAN GABRIELLE GIFFORDS.

Sarah Palin should sue her too. Really. She should try it.

Here’s an opinion for you, Former Half-Term Governor Palin: There is a link between what you said, over and over — “don’t retreat, reload!” — and the guns you just could not stop humping (FIGURE OF SPEECH, I do not THINK you actually put guns in your chonch, Jesus wouldn’t like it!), and your goddamn crosshairs, and your trashing of any and all opponents as Kenyan Islamazoid un-American commie terrorists, and lunatics taking you at your word. Which, again, you said, a lot.

Here’s another opinion for you, Halfie: A “link” is in the eye of beholder. In fact, the ability to see connections, or “links,” between disparate events is a hallmark of creativity and intelligence (and sometimes, when those links run amok, schizophrenia!). You cannot sue someone for seeing “links” between things.

Here’s yet another opinion to take into consideration, Governor Quitter: Spending $77,500 on donations to candidates out of total spending of $2.2 million in 2016 makes your pac, SarahPAC, one of the political world’s shadiest grifters. I think you’re a crook! I believe you’re a terrible, stupid, vicious, lazy, greedy, slothful person. And I am pretty sure America dodged a bullet (GET IT???) when you sat your ass back down in the cheap seats after losing your race for vice president.

It’s a pity Gabby Giffords, and the six people who were murdered right next to her, didn’t dodge those bullets too.

[LawNewz]

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  • Nounverb911
  • Bill D. Burger

    Lady Blah-blah ain’t a havin’ that fake news a slanderin’ her good…err…fair….uhh…oh her fucking name, dontcha’ know.

  • Nounverb911

    Is Palin still working for Bristol Meth, Inc,?

    • PubOption

      Possibly waiting tables at the Mugshot Saloon.

  • msanthropesmr

    Damn you John McCain. Damn you to hell.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Just might be the most unforgivable thing Walnuts ever has done.

      • Miss Dill

        Yep.

    • Covfefe’s Evil Twin

      Thanks for reminding me; it’s probably been a few weeks since I yelled “Fuck you Walnuts!”

  • msanthropesmr

    Please donate to the anthropes pac.

  • Bill D. Burger

    “You tell them libs at the New York Times that Ima’ comin’ for em’ and I’m a bringin’ hell with me, dontcha’ know.” ___ The Polar Poltroon

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3e266647fc032cc14529b43700e98421bbfa5f4686a65a5d8e838a5351cccc55.gif

  • beatbort

    Oh how I wish Sarrie would sue me…
    I made the same connection back then
    If Sarrie would only just sue me
    I’d make that connection again and again and again
    Amen.

  • SigDeFlyinMonky

    The Wasilla Ice Palace was built partially on land the city did not own. Ms. P. Don’t know squat about surveying, just sayin’.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “Too much math. The square of the hippopotamus? What?”
      — Sarah Palin

      • PubOption

        Trig has always been a problem.

      • Skeptical_thinker

        “Too much meth.”
        IFYPFY

  • therblig

    hasn’t america flushed enough times to send this rancid turd into the sewer she so richly deserves? do we need to take the brick out of the tank just this once?

    • boredcatlady

      Leaving that skid in the bowl

      • schmannity

        Skidmark–is that the third or fourth child?

        • boredcatlady

          Prom baby

          • handyhippie65

            prom night dumpster baby?

  • MynameisBlarney

    LOL
    Bible Spice still thinks she’s relevant.

    • A Groucho Marxist

      Two sick burns in six words. Not bad.

  • DrBigHead

    The NYT better go to the mat defending against this bullshit. I saw the signs outside Gabby’s office. Drove by them every day. They were more than vile and many of them DID advocate violence, I don’t give a damn what these revisionist assholes claim.

  • Michael R
    • msanthropesmr

      To a trumpanzee that’s a feature not a bug.

      • “If they hate you, you must be doing something right.”

        I shudder to imagine their personal relationships.

  • Oblios_Cap

    do not THINK you actually put guns in your chonch, Jesus wouldn’t like it!

    I’m going to disagree with you here. Her version of Jebus probably advocates it. She’s probably got a fifty-caliber up her cooter right now.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    I assumed the proper response was to arm wrestle.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Slap fight!

  • Msgr_MΩment

    OT: Just returned from my annual alien anal probe (My urologist is Canadian. Why do you ask?). I’m sure today’s mix of banalities from Sarah and Donnie and their elk ilk will make me long for those few precious seconds of prostate groping.

    • Oblios_Cap

      It could be worse. Ms. Oblio and her friend just went this week for their mammograms.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        If they are doing her mammogram in her butthole, she should probably complain.

      • NastyBossetti

        They went together? Like, they had mammograms then went out for mani-pedis and mimosas afterwards? Because that sounds like a really good idea.

    • schmannity

      If your anal probing is by a urologist, tell your doctor he/she is doing it rong.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      The Lifetime movie about me is tentatively titled A Few Precious Seconds of Prostate Groping: The Gay Than Thou Story.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        I’m thinking Hallmark After-school special, but maybe that’s just me.

    • Kiri the Unicorn
  • schmannity

    Bar fightin’, White Trash spawnin’, rube griftin’, nitwit says wot?

  • jodyleek

    I also see links. A link from the corn pone, “mama grizzly”, homespun, nonsensical drivel that oozed from the not very bright mouth of Sarah Salad Shooter (remember those?) Palin and the current nonsensical, mean spirited, mentally deranged effluvium that comes out of the sphincter like hole that is below tRump’s nose. Sarah “primed the pump”, shall we say, for such a moron to become (hurk, cough, gag) president of these United (?) States. Fuck off Sarah, and Walnuts McCain, if I ever see your saggy ass, considered it kicked!

  • TJ Barke
  • Blackest Noobs

    maybe the Beatles were right and happiness is a warm gun.

  • ManchuCandidate

    You know nothing, Sarah Snow.

    • therblig

      someone show her the ho door.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Sarah Snow, the Princess of Moletown.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Do not put guns in your sexxxy fun hole: it’s not sanitary, and the guns have too many hard or sharp edges. Speaking of guns and my sexxxy fun hole, I was recently in Spain (maybe you heard), where I spent a lot of time day drinking in the name of “learning to appreciate and respect the local culture,” and there were a lot of super hot Spanish policemen. They carried semiautomatic automatic some kind of mean-looking guns. I am conflicted by the fact that the guns did not make them less hawt. In fact, quite the opposite.

    • Vicki Lawrence’s Covfefe

      Please say there are pics to be shared.

  • Persistent Tennessee Rain

    She has no case because there are no damages. Plus, if she’s so fucking concerned about her reputation, she wouldn’t hang out with a pants-shitting, draft dodging, president threatening, underage girl fucking, piss herding cretin like Ted Nugent. Fucking cunt.

  • Jeffocaster in the East

    I have nothing to say but you are correct Rebecca. And it is cowardice to back off something that says, “you create violence by your speech, stop it!”

    “correct an opinion”……lol

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Our Sarah needs attention. Someone please pay attention to Our Sarah!

    • TundraGrifter

      It sure didn’t take long for the Trump presidential campaign to drop her like a bad transmission. In exchange for her support did she demand a new wardrobe for herself and her family?

      #Where’sTodd?

  • Phoenixdoglover

    The NYT should publically apologize for the harm to Palin’s reputation, and make a quick, binding, settlement offer commensurate with that harm. One dollar should be more than enough.

    • Jeffocaster in the East

      Quite the opposite. It enhances her cred with the RWNJs. I think she owes THEM

      • Phoenixdoglover

        Let the negotiation begin.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      I think she’d owe them, since they’re putting her in the news again and giving her the opportunity to grift she otherwise wouldn’t have had.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      I would NOT! buy that for a dollar.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Six people dead, including a child, Giffords with half her head blown off, an entire community traumatized…but $arah is the real victim.

  • lowenufc

    I’m still surprised that Sarah reads, and I don’t believe it for a minute.
    There is a Grifter Lawsuit Clearing House where she is a subscriber.

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      She’s probably one of those one-hit wonders that googles their name every day.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Grifter Lawsuit Clearing House is like a hindbrain for conservative crybabies. It feels and reacts to the initial stimulus so they don’t have to pay attention.

      • Bobo the Dork Boy

        They just haven’t been the same since Ed McMahon died.

  • Ryan Denniston

    I dream that one day, I will read a story like this and think, “who the fuck is Sarah Palin?”

  • Matt Hunter

    so why are democrats so violent
    3 killed, 30 wounded in weekend shootings in Detroit
    28 people shot in violent weekend in Detroit
    11 shot, 1 fatally, on deadly night in Detroit
    82 Shot, 14 Fatally, Over 4th of July Weekend in Chicago
    4 killed, 23 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings
    3 Killed, 32 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings
    Baltimore sees 11 shot, 2 fatally, over the weekend
    7 Die In Holiday Weekend Shootings In Baltimore
    29 shot, 9 dead in bloody Memorial Day weekend in Baltimore

    • rosenbomb

      If only there were a group of people calling for sensible gun control laws…

      • Matt Hunter

        gun control laws?…so guns have discovered a way stockpile themselves within the black community, aim themselves at other blacks and pull their own triggers, the black gunmen being merely innocent conduits….excuses of all moral culpability..?

        • rosenbomb

          Weird, I didn’t know only black people purchased guns. Last time I checked, white men enjoy murdering people. In fact, they enjoy shooting up movie theaters, abortion clinics, and schools!

          • Matt Hunter

            meanwhile…back in the real world..

            The Gun Violence Epidemic Impacts Black Americans the Most

            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/josh-sugarmann/the-gun-violence-epidemic_b_9540258.html

          • Seamus Romney

            You mean because they’re being shot at by cowardly white men and police.

            Yeah. That makes sense.

            Is there a man there we can discuss this with ma’am. You don’t seem to have a grasp of the US gun challenges.

          • Everrett Fanuelli

            meanwhile…. back in your mom’s butthole

          • Ricky Gay

            …thats not an argument…

          • Boscoe

            And I’m sure systemic disenfranchisement and the utter ease of obtaining guns in this country had nothing whatsoever to do with that. So to recap: Dems hate the 2nd amendment and want to take everyone’s guns, while also being responsible for all the gun violence. Meanwhile, republicans block every attempt to address these issues. Who are the assholes again?

          • ALP

            Don’t forget stabbing people on public transportation.

        • lowenufc

          And there’s the racism….

          • Matt Hunter

            racist=an individual that has just stumped a liberal with a question

          • Persistent Tennessee Rain

            You’re a goddamned idiot.

          • Matt Hunter

            …thats not an argument..

          • rosenbomb

            While we are being nitpicky, you didn’t actually ask a question above, so it’s impossible for you to have “stumped any liberals” with your queries. Typing phrases with ellipses followed by a question mark does not constitute a proper question.

          • Everrett Fanuelli

            Haphazardly throwing declarations out is not an argument. Oh and I banged your mom.

          • I hope her next child won’t be such a disappointment.

          • Kiri the Unicorn

            Nope, it’s a fact. Trust me on this one; I’m a unicorn.

          • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

            But it is an excellent point.

          • Ricky Gay

            …thats not an argument..

          • Everrett Fanuelli

            I put my stump in your mom this past weekend.

          • Gayer Than Thou

            Yeah, but it’s still actually super boring.

        • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

          I think all your references to “blacks” is missing a “the”.

          • Matt Hunter

            oh..is that what you call em?

          • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

            “I know what you are”?!? Snoooooorreeee

          • Everrett Fanuelli

            Your mom calls me “Big Daddy”

        • Persistent Tennessee Rain

          Somehow, I doubt you are truly concerned about the welfare of inner city youths.

          • Matt Hunter

            and neither are you..

          • Persistent Tennessee Rain

            I’m not the sheep fucker using them to score cheap political points on a liberal website, so there is that. Now go toss your mama a salad.

          • Matt Hunter

            so, as a sheep fucker, what are you doing to help the black community?

          • Everrett Fanuelli

            As a mother fucker I’m helping your mom stretch

          • Matt Hunter

            who are you kidding….Josh Duggers fingers have been inside more pussy than your dick

          • Ricky Gay

            ..thats not an argument

          • Ricky Gay

            Thats. not an argument.

          • Ricky Gay

            thats Not an argument…

          • Ricky Gay

            Thats noT an argument..

        • Everrett Fanuelli

          I pulled my trigger and shot all over your mom’s face this weekend.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      I think you forgot Bowling Green.

      • Matt Hunter

        …oh…so you dont know why democrats are so violent either huh?

        • Gayer Than Thou

          Sick burn, dude. I think that’s what you’re after, right?

        • Seamus Romney

          You sound like you’re on the verge of hysteria ma’am.Are you bleeding from your whatever?

        • GunToting[Redacted]

          I know you don’t know, but what am I? Am I doing this right? Is this thing on?

        • Christopher Story

          Timothy McVeigh
          Adam Lanza
          Dillon Roof
          Jim Jones
          David Karesh

          Are they the fault of Republicans, or just isolated incidents and I shouldn’t even be bringing them up because #reasons?

          • Matt Hunter

            because blacks commit homicide at rates six times higher than whites…that would be like me bringing up testicular cancer every time you brought up breast cancer

            Our study found that in 2013, the most recent year for which
            comprehensive national data is available, there were 6,217 black
            homicide victims in the United States. That year, the black homicide victimization rate in the United States was 16.91 per 100,000. That is four times the overall national homicide victimization rate of 4.27 per 100,000, and more than six times the national homicide victimization rate for whites at 2.54 per 100,000.

            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/josh-sugarmann/the-gun-violence-epidemic_b_9540258.html

          • NastyBossetti

            That says black people are 6 times more likely to be VICTIMS of homicide, which does not back up your claim that they commit homicide at rates 6 times higher than whites.

          • Christopher Story

            And whites killing Americans get to be anointed as martyrs for the cause. Let me guess: gun control isn’t the answer, racist branding, dog whistle memes, and institutional socio-economic and political disenfranchisement is.

            If this is such a concern of yours, what is your solution? Because us “Democrats” are trying real hard to ensure violent criminals and potentially dangerous offenders don’t have access or opportunity. What is your solution? Something racist?

        • Ricky Gay

          THATS not an argument…

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      What in the Wide World of Sports are you shitting out your word hole today, troll boy?

      • Matt Hunter

        …thats not an argument..

        • Persistent Tennessee Rain

          What you posted is fucking stupid, you dumb douchebag.

          • Gayer Than Thou

            That’s kind of harsh language to use when you’re talking to a 12-year-old.

          • Persistent Tennessee Rain

            12 year old boy libelz!

        • Bobo the Dork Boy

          I think “…thats not an argument..” with misbalanced ellipses and a missing apostrophe is going to be my new login.

        • Ricky Gay

          tHats not an Argument…

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “I am derp, hear me mewl.”

      • Matt Hunter

        …thats not an argument

        • Villago Delenda Est

          You are unworthy of an argument. You’re a pathetic little insect.

          • Ricky Gay

            Stumpy troll bot. Pez dispenser of unfocused rage, racism and bile.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          Last night you were masturbating to rape and torture fantasies. How was it for you?

          • Persistent Tennessee Rain

            Was that before or after he used his mom’s dildo as a butt plug?

        • Ricky Gay

          Thats not An argument

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      Comments: 499
      Upvotes: 113

      Gee, I wonder if this is a troll account used by someone to deal with their sadistic urges they’re too cowardly to do in public.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Don’t forget that I shot my wad into your mom this weekend.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        … with a great force of impact.

    • GunToting[Redacted]

      Voter registration records or GTFO. Oh wait, the implication is that the shooters are NEGRO! I get it now!

      BRB, grabbing hearing protection as the dogwhistles are driving my critters nuts.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Let’s toss in some little white kids killing little white kids in Alabama with daddy’s toys in Alabama into the mix, shall we?

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Oh. I thought you were going to compare RWNJ active shooter incidents to the number of terrorist attacks from Trumpy’s scary six predom-Muslim countries.
      I’ll wait while you crunch those numbers…..

    • Phoenixdoglover

      Cherry picking is for narrow minded fools.

      As for the murder rate in the US:

      “Overall crime rates in 2016 are projected to remain the same as last year according to a year-end analysis by the Brennan Center. The murder rate is projected to increase, driven by problems in Chicago.”
      https://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/crime-2016-updated-analysis

      Yes, Chicago a bad problem, and our murder rates are still too high, but the long term declines are simply wonderful, and give reason for hope.

      http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user230519/imageroot/2016/09/26/20160926%20-%20FBI%20Crime%20Data%204.JPG

      • Matt Hunter
        • rebecca

          “five month record”? what about a two week record? what about a four hour record”? you’ll want to look at some longer terms for your stats; you’ll also want to note the number of shootings rising in red states, but that might not fit your very smart theory.

        • Phoenixdoglover

          And declined in Chicago for the first four months of 2017. And declined by 11% in DC through June 28th. And overall crime (with a 35.7% reduction in murder rate) in NYC dropped to it’s lowest in a generation in the first 4 months of 2017.

          Which only proves that it is easy to pick statistical cherries when the true picture is complex.

        • Bigby

          “Murder rate in NYC today under DiBlasio is half what it was under Rudolf Ghouliani and they totally ban guns everywhere”.

          Gosh, cherry picking is soooooo much fun, Stumpy! Thanks, Stumpy!

        • Ricky Gay

          ThAtS not an argument..

    • Covfefe

      That’s a partial list. Leaves out Sandy Hook Charlestown Church shooting, Orlando night club shooting, etc. How may shootings will it take to start regulating firearms?

      • Boscoe

        Right? Matt makes a TERRIFIC argument for gun control. thanks Matt!

    • Panika MCD

      how is bring a cherry picker working out for you? does it pay well?

      • Matt Hunter

        …thats not an argument….next…

        • Panika MCD

          awe. poor baby never gets what he wants. shall I call you a whaaaaaambulance?

        • Ricky Gay

          next..thats not an argument

    • Your keyboard must be so sticky now.

      • Matt Hunter

        ….thats not an argument…..

        • Ricky Gay

          Argument that is not..

    • boredcatlady

      Oh, that’s really interesting, where do you get your news?

      I didn’t know that asking political party was common booking procedure, and oh my gosh, if the shooter was taken out, how would you know?

      In any event, that is some incredible detective work. In a matter of hours being able to determine that all the shootings over the weekend were committed by card-carrying Democrats. Wow.

      I mean really, have you thought maybe of applying to the FBI, because you know, none of the libtards in here are going to take you seriously. But anyway man, seriously, cracking good work!

      • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

        Oh crap, we’re supposed to carry our cards on us when we murder? I’ve been doing all of mine unlicensed! I’m going to get in so much trouble with the death panel…

        • Msgr_MΩment

          How did you expect to collect your bounty in Sorosbucks?

      • Msgr_MΩment

        The Soros sharpshooting classes are really paying off bigly, but what people fail to correct for are the Koch Brothers’ Culling-the-Blah-Herd courses being taught at innumerable police academies.

        • rosenbomb

          This non-comment makes me want to laugh and weep simultaneously.

    • Tiffany de Houston

      Annnddd…a swing and a miss. Try again, dumbass.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Your mom’s calling. She wants you to bring her a Diet Pepsi from the mini-fridge. Being passed around as a sexual plaything at a liberal mommyblog is tiring — but rewarding — work.

    • Christopher Story

      Here’s a novel idea: lets ban lethal ballistic ordinance for public use and use by public law enforcement officers. No lethal ordinance would drastically reduce the number of fatal shootings.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        At the very least, we should ban it “until we figure out what’s going on”.

    • Bigby

      Hey, since you “stumped” everyone here with your 100000000th wingnut rendition of “n-CLANGs are all dummycraps and rural white shitbag Republicans never shoot anyone”, can we call you “Stumpy”? I suggest everyone call you “Stumpy” from now on. Seems very, very apropos, Stumpy. Practically a compliment for you, Stumpy!

      Come back soon with more erudite “wisdom”, Stumpy. Later, Stumpy!

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Say, who is this Matt you are hunting, and why is he not falling for your obvious charms?

    • Chyron HR

      “4 killed, 23 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings
      3 Killed, 32 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings”

      You don’t do numbers so good, do you, sport?

    • Panika MCD

      say, maybe you can ‘splain to all of us liberals why the South happens to have the highest murder rates in the country, smart guy. and, oh, look at that, I found crime statistics going up to 2015…how is it that a stupid liberal like me can find crime statistics through 2015 (2016 will be out sometime in August or September) and you can only find ones through 2013? is it that elitist learnin’ I did?

      https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/murder-rates-nationally-and-state

      but you didn’t really want an argument, did you? you just wanted to throw some of your own poop. too bad, so sad. that whaaaambulance will be here to pick you up in a minute.

    • Ricky Gay

      Thats not a good argument…

  • memzilla Ω

    Looks like someone didn’t get her option picked up by Faux ‘News’ or TLC. Countdown to Mooselini becoming a commentator on Russia Today RT Network in 9… 8… 7…

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “I can see my office from my house!”

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Weak, Sad, and Failing are the new ungood.

    • therblig

      and yet somehow in the running to replace “E Pluribus Unum”

  • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

    I mean, ok, Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head, so she gets to feel however she wants to feel about Sarah Palin putting a figurative gunsight on her. But the NYT drawing a causal connection between those images and her getting shot is, well, pretty fucking stupid.

    But their greatest sin was dragging Sarah Palin out of obscurity-ville and giving her another round or two on the right wing victimization circuit.

    • GunToting[Redacted]
    • alwayspunkindrublic

      These causal connections are always sketchy. That said, there is no doubt that Loughner was seriously mentally ill AND that his head got gassed up by the right wing hate machine. People like that can be very susceptible to violent rhetoric. You can’t charge anyone with a crime over it, but it is not completely true that there is no connection.

      • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

        I mean, loath as I am to be credulous to the right wing hate machine, crazy people often get their animuses from something that randomly wanders across their mental path: John Hinkley’s belief that murdering Reagan would impress Jodie Foster, for instance.

        While her graph was part and parcel in what the right wing has been pumping out for years, I always did find it odd that her image, above all others, is the one that got singled out.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          I agree…”the dog told me to do it”. But as Astraea pointed out, it wasn’t just the symbol…it was in the context of “2nd Amendment solutions”, Ted Nugent etc.; it is extremely disingenuous of these assholes-knowing goddamn well of their appeal to the mentally marginalized-to disavow any responsibility or connection.

        • Ricky Gay

          It is exactly as valid as all the claims made against ‘leftie moonbat libtard demoncrats’ since forever.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      If it was just the gunsight image alone, I’d agree, but there was a lot of crazy talk from Palin and the right at the time.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        “At the time”. Thank God they’ve come to their senses and gotten away from that, right?

    • Msgr_MΩment

      “Another round or two”? First I think she needs to sweep the cobwebs off her magazine.

  • Bemused Australian

    Relevance deprivation syndrome strikes again.

  • goonemeritus

    When did self reflection and a healthy sense of shame become unfashionable?

    • Crystalclear12

      11/08/2016

      • Bemused Australian

        8/11/2016

        • Msgr_MΩment

          #neverforgetwhateverthehellitwaswewereneverforgetting

        • Latverian Diplomat

          “2016-11-08
          — Computer standards people, who understand how lexicographic order should work. :)

          • Bobo the Dork Boy

            My Brother! I ALWAYS use ISO-format date/time stamps for this very reason. Well, that and they always sort correctly.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            There you go!

          • Villago Delenda Est

            In the military, it’s date-month (three letter version)-year. Always.
            8 NOV 2016

          • Latverian Diplomat

            That goes back to before computers (slightly harder to sort). They will probably never change it.

      • boredcatlady

        3132016
        (Julian date, for manufacturing dorks. Nov 8 is day 313 out of 365)

    • Panika MCD

      6/16/15

    • Latverian Diplomat

      When the first slave reached American shores?

    • Msgr_MΩment

      “When that Injun-massacreist brought his whore wife into the White House.”

      — J. Q. Adams, when nobody was listening.

    • Pre-Truth Ron

      Somewhere around Homo habilis, I think.

  • Crystalclear12

    Another attempt to be relevant, Sarah?
    I checked the timer, your 15 minutes is up!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      9 years ago, in fact.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    “If we don’t get it done it’s just going to be something that we’re not going to like and that’s OK and I understand that very well.” Translation, please?

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      “I’m a fat fucking loser and I belong to a party of losers. I’m a disgrace to my country and the human race. I’m insecure about myself and I avoid having to face my demons by projecting them onto others.”

      • Ricky Gay

        “…and I have a tiny penis.”

        • Boscoe

          “…and it’s okay if healthcare fails because I’m just going to blame it on Obama anyway.”

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Statement from the New York Times:

    “We appear to have inadvertently offended Ms. Palin. We regret any ill feelings this has generated, and hope we can move ahead without further rancor. However, we meant everything we said about that bitch Hillary Clinton.”

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Her emails…the greatest scandal in this country since Credit Mobilier!

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    I worked with a teacher who grew up in Wasilla. She said that Sarah’s parents were hardcore Dems, but they were really torn when Palin ran for office. She said Palin’s dad was a substitute teacher and the kids loved him. She also said that Palin is kind of an embarrassment in Wasilla.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      No surprises there. She’s an embarrassment to Alaska as well.

      • Panika MCD

        and Idaho.

      • TundraGrifter

        And to the US of A.

        Meanwhile, Alaska should be embarrassed. What did she accomplish as Governor? Squandering $300,000,000 on the failed AGIA?

        “A newly issued Alaska State Legislature report held some grim findings about women living in the Last Frontier: They earn less than men, were imprisoned at a higher rate during the past 10 years, and have a suicide rate that’s twice the national average, among other problems, including homelessness and a lack of health care.”

        http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/is-alaska-the-worst-state-in-the-nation-for-women–202627073.html

        • Boscoe

          UNDEFEATED!!!!1!11!

    • Bemused Australian

      I think it speaks to the lofty heights that her career reached that she went on to become an embarrassment to your entire country.

      • Miss Dill

        Good point. She’s ambitious, that one.

        • ahughes798

          But on the Trumpian scale of All-Around Horribleness…she’s only a 3.

    • Panika MCD

      how did they feel after she left the town in debt for a stupid Rec center when they really needed a water treatment plant and updates to their runoff and sewage treatment infrastructure? how did they feel about the Permanent Fund going from $80B to $42B under her watch?

    • ariel_gee_398

      Wasilla is all of us

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Today, we are all Wassillans.

      • Panika MCD

        I’m going to stick with Fairbanks, thanks. and Palmer would like to see you in its office.

        • Pre-Truth Ron

          ‘I’m a gnome. I’m from Alaska.’
          ‘Nome?’
          ‘Fairbanks.’
          Fractured Fairy Tales

    • elviouslyqueer

      “Kind of an embarrassment” has got to be the understatement of the fucking MILLENNIUM.

    • therblig

      “Palin is kind of an embarrassment in Wasilla.”

      “Challenge accepted” – DJT

      • Villago Delenda Est

        “Hold my beer” – Uday, Qusay, and Lolita

    • Spurning Beer

      Sarah is kind of an embarrassment to multi-cellular organisms.

    • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

      I liked when Todd ran his snowmobile into something and she tells everyone he is in intensive care, but doesn’t go home from the political trail or anything. Meanwhile on FB some local person posts that he and Bristol are getting drunk in the local wateringhole.

  • Panika MCD

    it’d be nice if the Sarah Bitch would admit that she used dangerous rhetoric and imagery that resulted in the deaths of 6 people–if not the maiming of Fmr. Congresswoman Giffords–if only to say, “gee whiz, Mamma and Papa Grizzliez! I didn’t mean for you to try to kill the district!” and I don’t even care how she spells “rhetoric” or “imagery” when she does it.

  • boredcatlady

    Soooo, this right here is why all the smarty-pants you know seem to be freaking out and behaving in all kinds of irrational ways. When faced with a storm of incomprehensible gas lighting authoritarian bullshit, all of us are like “this is like something out of a novel. This can’t be real life. OH MY GOD IM GOING CRAZY!” Cause the Occams Razor answer is that you are crazy, not everything around you.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f773366682d8b3727aadda9ef0c6856d3c95d6c8d52f80eca69cafc9d72d4c88.jpg

    • Bemused Australian

      I’m pretty sure I’m crazy. I’ve been having this horrible delusion that Donald Trump, you know, the real estate TV guy, became president. But it gets worse, my delusion extends to thinking that everyone else thinks the same thing. I even had a dream where he showed me around Trump tower and explained that he had become an alcoholic, then let me fly away in his helicopter. I am not well.

  • CutterTeam

    Sounds like Klondike Kardashian is out of money.

    • schmannity

      stolen. thanks

  • Funny how the quickest way to get a wingnut to sue you for defamation is to accurately relay their words and deeds to the wider public.

    • Boscoe

      It really IS the meanest thing you can do to them.

    • Covfefe’s Evil Twin

      There’s a saying bout that: if you want to annoy a liberal, tell a lie about him; if you want to annoy a conservative, tell the truth about him. Or something like that.

      • fifthdentist

        “Let me say on the record, any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood.” — Newt Gingrich

  • Me not sure

    “If one is expressing oneself using metaphors and the metaphors are violent ones then one is still using violent expressions.”
    Write that on the palm of your hand, Sarah.

  • boredcatlady

    And the other thing?

    That editorial re-write is a reminder to me to not be such a fucking pussy, worrying about people’s fee-fees.

    My feminist friend WAS being a bigoted terf bitch, I was a hundred percent right to call her out, and I wish I hadn’t massaged my argument to her, almost excusing her bullshit, when she huffed up and flounced.

    • ariel_gee_398

      The TERF crowd has got to be the stupidest, most self-defeating group of feminists out there. You’re concerned about not being able to define and decide what it means to be a woman, so instead of making space for women fighting the exact same fight from a different angle and joining forces with them, you’re gonna do the work of the oppressors for them?

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        That end of radical feminism (in the academic sense of “radical”) is filled with contradictions. They rail the hardest against gender essentialism while engaging in gender essentialism harder than just about anyone else.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          So, they’re very confused people.

      • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

        Gotta feel superior to somebody, I guess.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Hasn’t this bitch gotten an actual job yet? I mean, shit, McDonald’s always needs fry cooks.

    • Lori

      At least one of the Palin spawn should be able to hook her up. One of them must be working 2nd shift at a gun store or bar that could use help.

  • ariel_gee_398

    If Trump was paid $6 million to go away, Sarah figures she can get an easy $4M for this, accounting for the gender pay gap.

    • Joe Beese

      This case is going to get laughed out of court. The Times won’t pay her a cent.

  • Kurt Weil

    I am in love with you for writing this. But not that kind of love, just the kind that is filled with admiration and respect.

    • Bobo the Dork Boy

      Same here. Except that kind of love too.

      • proudgrampa

        Also. Too.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      I am in love with eclairs. Which is a kind of love filled with creamy goodness.

      • Pre-Truth Ron

        To this day I regret that I did not order an ‘I Declair’ at the Claim Jumper we visited in LA. A one-pound chocolate eclair. Nowadays that would probably kill me, though I’d be dying happy.

        • ahughes798

          A bakery near me occasionally makes Creme Brulee eclairs. I could easily put away about a pound of that.

  • Joe Beese

    Has anyone ever commented on Mitch McConnell’s resemblance to a turtle?

    Because it’s really striking.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/532b30f59c0fae0e9d09ba8deae3b4b952a35f9b6d953d22de7f01405141ab40.png

    • Bemused Australian

      Not that I’m aware of. But you’re right, that could be a thing.

    • As somebody who keeps turtles let me just say, if your turtle looks like THAT, take it to a vet immediately. For euthanasia.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Soup on the hoof.

    • proudgrampa

      Colbert last night said he was the love child of Ackbar:

      https://youtu.be/4F4qzPbcFiA

    • Boscoe

      No, I don’t think I’ve ever heard that one before…

  • Flashman

    Whilest we’re about retracting editorials, I seem to remember that, about 10 or so years ago Wonkette identified the then unknown governor of Alaska Palin as the GILF. I would like to see an abject, obsequious, grovelling apology for that one. I weep for the Cornhuskers’ Lotion that was spilled in vain…

  • Ryan Denniston

    (FIGURE OF SPEECH, I do not THINK you actually put guns in your chonch, Jesus wouldn’t like it!)

    But that’s like, your opinion man. Wonkette should stick to the facts! In fact, is it not true that Wonkette does not know for certain Palin does NOT stick firearms into her whowho?

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      She has Todd file the foresights down first. (allegedly!) She ain’t STOOPID!

      • Celtic_Gnome

        At this point, does Todd even exist?

    • Edith Prickly

      It would be irresponsible not to speculate…

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    So how is Giffords nowadays? Did she make a full recovery? Last time I saw her on the news she was able to speak to a certain degree but that was a few years ago.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      She’s really improved. She will always have a speech impediment though

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        Good to hear.

      • PubOption

        She seems to have limited use of one arm.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          Yeah, she will never fully recover all her motor functioning, despite all these years of intensive therapy. And she was the lucky one.

      • Chyron HR

        So does Palin, but she doesn’t let it get her down.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        She speaks far better than Griftzilla.

  • fawkedifiknow

    Sarah Palin is such a complete phony, I’ll bet her tits are fake, too.

  • proudgrampa

    Thesis, antithesis, synthesis.

    Who can explain it?

    • Bemused Australian

      Hegel? Not very concisely though.

      • proudgrampa

        Indeed. He always was a bit long-winded.

        • Bemused Australian

          I recently saw someone trying to say that homeopathy was a Hegelian dialectic based on quantum mechanics, and this was why it couldn’t be understood with ‘science’. The internet must be destroyed.

        • ahughes798

          But Heidegger, Heidegger
          Was a mean old beggar
          Who could drink you under the table.

    • PubOption

      Materially, did it contribute to the surveyors Marx?

      • proudgrampa

        Well played!

  • TundraGrifter

    The discovery process is going to be quite entertaining.

    Who is paying Duh Gov’s attorneys? Who is funding this lawsuit? She doesn’t have a job, and I believe her scam PAC (“grafter” seems a bit harsh) has been disbanded, after collecting millions of dollars she distributed to various advisors, minions, hangerson and otherwise-unemployables.

    Actually, look at the compensation for the administration of any PAC with “Teat Party” or the cognomen of a famous right wing gasbag in its name. Mr. Trump’s current attorney/spokesperson Jay Sucknewlow has just been exposed for running a “non profit” for personal aggrandizement.

    • Joe Beese

      I expect some attorney would be willing to pursue this on a contingency basis for the “exposure”.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        They would end up exposed as the real life Lionel Hutz.

  • Joe Beese
    • TundraGrifter

      Members of the Trump Administration consistently refuse to go on the record – no video of “press conferences” (heck, only one real press conference by the President) – then he whines about anonymous sources.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Gabbie’s office used to be down the street from me. Every day they protested out front and not in any sort of peaceful fashion. They used to attack her in restaurants, pester her and her husband at the movies or shows. They were complete assholes. In short, Sarah can go fuck herself…

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      And her fucking hurt feelings. And her methbilly spawn. And her mangy little dog too…

    • Msgr_MΩment

      It’s patriotic to trash astronauts if they’re married to Dems, apparently. Otherwise, it’s a treasonous crime.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Advocating for gun control while astronauting is a serious offense these days.

      • ahughes798

        Isn’t Kelly also a veteran?

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        I can’t wait until he gets drafted to run against Flake of McCarpetbagger

    • Celtic_Gnome

      I take it her husband has more control than Buzz Aldrin. At least, I haven’t seen the videos.

  • TundraGrifter

    Just what damages is Duh Gov’ claiming? To her reputation? That’s pretty funny.

    The First Lady’s defamation law suit first admitted she wanted to use her role for profit. That established a base for the claim of monetary loss. The jobless former half-governor can’t claim that…so what’s left?

  • Blackest Noobs

    O/T: More Library and being Rude

    hilariously i witnessed an interaction between one of our librarians and a patron. the patron wanted to get library cards for kids who are not her kids. the librarian tried to explain she could do this but she would be financially responsible for those kids accounts and if she wanted to remove that responsibility, she would need to bring in those parents to transfer that responsibility. she kept on not accepting what he said even after repeating the SAME FUCKING THING.

    so of course because the lady didn’t get the response she wanted, she declared the librarian was being rude to her. she came to me and said it wasn’t what he said but how he said it…but question…if someone tells you point blank what can be done and you still do not accept it, how in the fuck is that being rude????

    and yet another reason i fucking hate working public libraries….we get nothing but fucking morons who think we are being rude to them….jesus fucking christ give me a fucking break. and i never witnessed or had to deal with this kind of bullshit from faculty or students or visitors in an academic library….just dunno why public library patrons are so cra-cra.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      For some odd reason, I have many friends who are public librarians. The stories they tell….mother of God…

    • jesterpunk

      Someone should call her a waambulance. Not getting your way isnt the same as being rude, that argument doesnt work for a 2 year old kid.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        But 2 year olds are smart.

        • jesterpunk

          Sorry, I shouldnt have insulted 2 year old kids by comparing them to these children.

          • Blackest Noobs

            to be honest, i have had 2 year old patrons who were 120% better than most of the people i deal with on a day to day basis.

            im super cool with the kids and teenagers, just fucking hate the fuck outha their parents.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Smarter than this woman, by all available evidence.

        • HooverVilles

          Yep. Just ask the man child president, he has the best brain and the best words.
          Egads, the stupid it burns.

    • Bemused Australian

      Raze the libraries! It’s the only way to be sure.

      No, wait… that’s a bad thing isn’t it? I’m having trouble keeping everything straight these days.

      • Blackest Noobs

        nuke it from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure….

      • jesterpunk

        I think it is Shakespeare’s fault, he keeps causing a lot of problems now that more people are hearing about him.

        • Bemused Australian

          Failing Fakespeare! So low energy, he just lies there dead. Sad.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            Michael Moore sent the Shakespeare in the Park people 10K.

    • Susan Durham

      From the most hated (attorney) to all you librarians. Before there was an internet, we went to our public librarians to find out about stuff, including where we could find out stuff that they didn’t know. I once called asking if agar had any calories. I was directed to the Dept. of Agriculture. Do they still exist? Librarians were the keepers of all knowledge, useful and otherwise. I love you all. If I had the $$ I’d provide each of you with a copy of Azimov’s Foundation Trilogy, and tell you to get on the first out-bound space station to the first M-class planet, and do you an encyclopedia!

      • Blackest Noobs

        lawyers are a necessary evil. i am kicking myself for not getting a law degree instead of master of library science.

      • Yr. Gma

        Pfftt. Most hated. I was an English teacher.

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      People in service industries are expected to put up with a hell of a lot more than I ever would put up with. And I’m a corrections officer. Of course, I can tell a guy to shut the fuck up and go lock in if he pisses me off enough. The funny thing is that all the emphasis on being respectful to one another actually seems to sink in. Inmates are generally a hell of a lot easier to deal with than members of the public, in my experience – and the funny thing is that other inmates will dummy a guy up pretty quick if he acts like an asshole. “Knowing how to do time” is something “fish” are taught early on.

      It’s a weird place to work, sometimes.

    • boredcatlady

      If you lived in a city shortly after Reagan “reformed” mental health care, public libraries were mostly just a place where homeless vets could stay warm and pee.

      • mfp

        this^^…at that time (early-mid ’80s) i lived two blocks west of a STL library at grand and utah–we loved walking down there and going in, reading and relaxing–it’s a lovely old building, lots of windows, airy and quiet–but we had to almost wade thru newly ‘reformed’, formerly institutionalised folks to get to the front door–it was jarring, to say the least…we thought it was shameful at the time, little did we know how much worse it was going to get

      • HooverVilles

        You hit the nail on the head with this. We lived in CA at that very time and your observation is Spot on. Some were harmless while others were not. One night, a brick went flying through a library window and landed near some studying students.
        Thanks Saint Raygun!

    • DrBigHead

      I dunno, Ms. BigHead works in an academic library and gets plenty of righteous indignation from faculty all the time, especially those that do not realize that in most cases, the publishers own the copyright to their work and can’t understand why they cannot have complete digital copies of their work distributed to their students.. And don’t EVER get her started on the graduate teaching assistants….

      • Blackest Noobs

        that’s sad but the biggest problem libraries, public or academic, is demonstrating all that free and unrestricted access to information isn’t all that free nor all that unrestricted….that is our goals in both types of libraries but our users don’t see those costs…they just see free information.

        when we all went digital we thought it would bring down cost but the publishers thought oh fucking cool, let’s charge them more. and their ways around it…but it stuff way before anyone publishes those professors’ work.

        • beatbort

          I worked at the Library of Congress for more than a decade, sometimes ran the desk in one of the reading rooms. Some patrons were crazy, seriously, but most were polite and respectful (except for the guy who…ah never mind…you don’t want to know).
          The hands-down rudest, most obnoxious, arrogant and vicious patrons at the LoC were ALWAYS the Congressional staff members. Always. it was almost a given that if you had to deal with a Congressional staffer, you were going to have to take some shit.
          Oh, the stories I could tell….

          • Blackest Noobs

            oh please do tell…you do know this is a mommy political blog….so congressional staffers being asses…we love that stuff here!

        • DrBigHead

          This is exactly the madness Ms.BigHead deals with every day. Her team (which she now manages) is responsible for electronic document delivery and interlibrary loan. The actual costs for tracking down a 17th century manuscript held by one library in Spain and getting a scan of the document delivered to the requestor is not seen by the client.They just bitch when the quality of the scan is not up to their liking.

    • I spend a lot of time doing ACA stuff in libraries. I love my librarians. They are subject matter experts, social workers, cops, comedians, gods.

    • Zyxomma

      I love and respect the librarians at NYPL, and I’m sure they put up with a lot of shit from people who aren’t me.

      • Blackest Noobs

        NYPL is a pretty decent library system….i think…and may be mistaken, they have an outstanding OPAC….online public access catalog.

    • Maggielle

      If it helps, I recently told my local library staff that I loved them, and not just because they are so good at getting the books I want through inter-library loans. Because just generally.

      • Blackest Noobs

        that’s awfully nice of you…i tell my patrons if you want changes…you have to complain and complain A LOT…as a staff i could point these things out but my admin NEVER listens to us….you know cuz they have such great leadership skills.
        personally if any of these so-called leaders were in my platoon, we probably wouldve fragged the ever living shit outha them and then some.

    • I do not think it is the public Library so much as the Central Virginia that is your problem :hugs:

      • Blackest Noobs

        i guess so and maybe you are onto something….my times on the west coast, it was like hey where are all the assholes….and sure the west coast gotta have assholes but maybe not in the numbers we do on the east coast.

        • HooverVilles

          It did get worse after Saint Raygun reformed the mental institutions.

    • The Librarian

      All of these stories, below and above ring true to me. I’ve worked for just about every type of library there (public, academic, corporate). The biggest complainers are the ones who think they know it all, but know the least and think they can ride roughshod on the staff, because “we pay your salary with tax dollars” or because they’re faculty and think their shit doesn’t stink. I don’t care how the salary is earned, one is not entitled to be rude because one doesn’t like the rules or copyright laws.

      • Les Appentis De la résistance

        It seems like the Philly librarians main job is saving over dose victims.

        • The Librarian

          Yeah, I read that article too. I give them a lot of credit.

    • Les Appentis De la résistance

      It was rude because she was white. duh.

      • Blackest Noobs

        actually the lady was black. but then again i rarely see white people trying to get library cards for brown-skinned children.

    • Yr. Gma

      Poor Noobs really hates his job. (I have seen plenty of rude and stupid in academic libraries, too.)

    • handyhippie65

      as someone who loves libraries, we’re not all psycho. and thank you for your service.

      • HooverVilles

        Second this!

  • jesuswasablack
    • Panika MCD

      CUNT LIBELZ!!!

  • TundraGrifter

    I’m still going with the classic “Caribou Barbie.”

    • Alexander Stallwitz

      I take offense at that. Barbie accomplished more and stay in her jobs longer than Palin.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      I’m very fond of “Mooselini” myself.

    • Bemused Australian

      I usually call her “For fuck’s sake, what’s she doing on the television again?”

      • TundraGrifter

        Even Faux News got tired of her act and let her go. What more do you need to know? Her fifteen seconds of fame were up years ago.

    • Bible spice

      • Persistent Tennessee Rain

        or the alternative, “Babble Spice”

    • Jeffery Campbell

      My fave: Snowbilly Grifter.

      • TundraGrifter

        Watch it!

    • Boscoe

      Those are all nice, but I feel like mine is more to the point: $A®AH!™

    • Panika MCD

      “the Sarah Bitch” is the traditional AK moniker.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    Tundra Forest Footnote says what now?

  • Joe Beese
    • Villago Delenda Est

      She’s not aging well.

      • Persistent Tennessee Rain

        Inside ugly has a way of seeping out.

    • fifthdentist

      Remember that time she was whacked on Quaaludes and grain alcohol at that speech thingy and the Republicans booed her?
      That was fun.

  • Alexander Stallwitz

    As i said yesterday, Palin must be jealous of all the grift the Trump family is doing and so had to remind everyone shes still around. Its nothing more than a desperate cry for attention and to get money no doubt.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      You’d almost think she was one of those Z list “celebrities” who get their 15 minutes of fame, but forget to go away.

    • Yr. Gma

      Oh, you know all the attention and $$$ he gets is eating her alive. She’s a rank amateur at grifting compared to the Donnie and his spawn.

  • Susan Durham

    Love you, Rebecca. $$ check next week.

  • Swampay

    I’ma thinkin’ that grift won’ hunt

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    Man, the Wonkette’s first two stories are about Palin and McConnell. This is the first thing that popped into my head.
    “Natasha, Moose and Turtle foil us again…”

  • William
    • Relativicus

      Yes, she’s a regular Governor Herpes.

    • Panika MCD

      that’s one hell of a way to pass the Turing test.

  • William
    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      You betcha!!

    • Boscoe

      “among other problems, including homelessness and a lack of health care.”

      Huh, weird. Why don’t they just hop the border to canada and steal some healthcare like Palin’s parents did when she was a kid? ;P

      • arensb

        And who needs food stamps when there’s dine and dash?

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      But she does have deep conversations about “splody heads,” so that should count for something.

      • arensb

        deep conversations

        You misspelled “derp”.

  • TundraGrifter

    At the risk of being serious for a moment, let’s look at Duh Gov’s sorry, sorry record. This doesn’t include the Wasilla Sports Complex debacle ($22,000,000 in new debt for the city; contractors for the civic project “volunteering” to work on her home, etc.) or the failed AGIA project that cost the taxpayers of her state $300,000,000 for nothing, or her introduction of socialism with the ACES program that had to be repealed it was so terrible, etc., etc.

    WASILLA – The Matanuska-Susitna area is the methamphetamine capital of Alaska, according to Alaska State Troopers.

    http://juneauempire.com/stories/030805/sta_20050308002.shtml

    A newly issued Alaska State Legislature report held some grim findings about women living in the Last Frontier: They earn less than men, were imprisoned at a higher rate during the past 10 years, and have a suicide rate that’s twice the national average, among other problems, including homelessness and a lack of health care.

    http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/is-alaska-the-worst-state-in-the-nation-for-women–202627073.html

    •Almost 75% of Alaskans have experienced or know someone who has experienced domestic violence or sexual assault.

    •There were over 6,000 reported cases of domestic violence in Alaska in 2005.

    •524 forcible rapes were reported in Alaska in 2005, representing almost 13% of all violent crimes.

    •The Alaska rape rate is 2.5 times the national average.

    •Child sexual assault in Alaska is almost six times the national average.

    •Alaska has the highest rate per capita of men murdering women.

    •Almost 30% of Alaskans were not able to access victim services or encourage others to do so because there were no services available in their area at the time.

    •Almost 90% of Alaskans would vote to increase funding for victim service programs, and over 90% would support increased penalties for domestic violence and sexual assault perpetrators.

    http://www.ncadv.org/files/Alaska.pdf

    • ez

      Obviously not enough guns in the snow frontier

  • KnaveOfSwords

    I hope they don’t fold on this one. Let Failin take them to court. It’ll be delightful. For this suit to succeed, her legal team would have to prove three things.

    First, they’d have to prove that there was no connection between Palin’s rhetoric and the shooting, which is the kind of negative that’s virtually impossible to prove. You’d be hard-pressed to prove the absence of a connection between my breakfast this morning (coffee, btw) and the weather during King George’s coronation. The idea that there is a connection may be ludicrous (the breakfast-coronation one, not the speech-shooting one), but proving that it doesn’t exist is another matter entirely.

    Second, they’d have to prove that the NYT knew that there was no connection (this one is – once you get past the first one – a bit easier, as “could reasonably be expected to have known” seems to be good enough).

    Third, they have to prove that the half-term halfwit has a good name to have been damaged by the NYT printing this claim.

  • FlownΩver

    I want video of the Palin deposition conducted by the New York Times’s attorneys. It could make Donnie Two Scoops sound rational and coherent.

  • Zyxomma

    Yes.

  • Iam Reading

    Don’t worry New York Times. She will quit halfway through the deposition.

    • I want the judge to make her explain surveyor marks. Herself. For the record.

      • Heyzeus Ahchay

        After reminding her that perjury is a crime?

      • fifthdentist

        Palin: In what respect, your honor? In my own words?
        Judge: No, in the words of a sane person who is semi-literate in the English language. And try to keep it down to just one afternoon.

  • Charles Wolf

    Faecal bacteria ‘in ice in Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero’

    How hard could it be to make Shit-Free Ice?
    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40426228

    • Boscoe

      Pretty hard apparently, contaminated ice in restaurants is common everywhere.

    • Les Appentis De la résistance

      They neglected to put porta johns on the ice flow. The migrant workers had to crap wherever they could.

    • Nicola Andrews

      One reason I never get ice in drinks. These studies pop up from time to time.

    • Teto85

      “We live in a cloud of poo.”

      Adam Savage, Mythbusters.

  • Mavenmaven

    There’s no link between what leaders say and what they actually do…. Donald Trump

  • The Librarian

    NYT should file a counterclaim for all the times Palin has lied and they didn’t report it.

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    Ya know, Ms. Mooseburger, there’s a problem with filing iffy lawsuits like this. It’s called discovery, and it can be a bitch on a boomerang.

    • Relativicus

      I don’t think it ever makes the discovery phase.

      • SineDie

        Quite correct, I’d say. Dies on the Motion to Dismiss.

    • SineDie

      She’d have to sit for my favorite form of recreation: a deposition under oath. Please, please, can I do that one?

      • Panika MCD

        nice alias you got there!

        • SineDie

          Fellow member of the Bar?

          • Panika MCD

            no, worker at the Pink Dome.

  • arensb

    Even if Sarah Palin isn’t personally responsible for either Giffords’s shooting, the baseball shooting, or any other event, isn’t this just another case of “every snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty”?

  • Bitter Scribe

    Too bad the NTY ran that retraction. It might help Palin’s case.

    • SnarkON

      Nah, quite the opposite. The retraction basically shuts it down.

      • Parakeetist

        Yay!

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      Actually, it goes toward there being no malice. Just because someone says something untruthful about someone, if that person is a celebrity, they must prove malice in order to prevail in a lawsuit.

  • Les Appentis De la résistance

    $arah’s super pac slush fund must be running dry. She needed a reason to beg her admirers for donations.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      Grifter’s gotta grift.

      • TundraGrifter

        You betcha!

  • Surveyor’s marks. Palin please. They’re crosshairs. Palin may not get that, but this guy did: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/804f808c324f372c5386e8c8d9558319416da4b1f918bee673b9d3f09ed2438f.png

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Rafael Cruz is everywhere!

  • Hemp Dogbane

    I see a link between Palin and a specific type of perky stupidity.

    • SnarkON

      They were SURVEYORS’ MARKS. There is nothing perky about surveyors’ marks!

  • Les Appentis De la résistance

    I believe there is a clear link between the degraded state of American politics and the nomination of Sarah Palin as Walnut’s vice presidential candidate.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    Climate change? Too warm in Alaska so the Caribou Barbie is migrating to the litigation fields of New York?

    • The Librarian

      Lol, filing in the jurisdiction where the nefarious act took place.

      • OrdinaryJoe

        Which clearly show me this is just a publicity stunt to get lots of monies from Palunatics.

        • The Librarian

          Her grifty bucks must be drying up.

          • fifthdentist

            Maybe she will “write” another “book” about her big city doin’ in the Noo York Citee.

          • The Librarian

            And how she is at the mercy of big city lawyers trying to squelch “justice”.

  • Lefty Wright

    I believe you are being too kind to Sarah Palin.

  • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

    She must be running out of meth, er I mean, cash.

  • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

    Sarah, what newspapers do you sue?

    AOTK

  • Mike Steele

    You’ll note that she was an honored WH guest alongside ‘suck my automatic rifle’ Nugent, undoubtedly Cheeto’s penance for not offering his spangly surrogate a payin’ job. Even HE knew better than to hire Quittin’ Barbie. While we’re on this, wish Giffords/Kelly, the Sandy Hook group et. al. would PLEASE get onboard with the well-established (since Reagan shooting) Brady Coalition, so we can have ONE united, well-funded voice. At the rate (R)s, SCOTUS and NRA are headed, gun ownership will be mandated before long.

    • davidhollenshead

      Of course she was, all of Führer Trump’s favorite white supremacists were invited.

    • Bebecca

      before a baby can leave the hospital, they have to have a car seat and a hand gun.

  • SnarkON

    Speaking with only one J-school semester’s worth of media law knowledge, there is no way Palin could win that theoretical lawsuit. In fact, there’s no law being broken. The Times didn’t libel her in any way (meaning they didn’t knowingly lie); they took pains to clarify their “error” when it was called to their attention; and Palin is a public figure and therefore the paper is allowed to publish opinions about her. Furthermore, Palin can’t prove any financial damage resulting from the article and can’t prove that it harmed her career in any way. Literally NO LAWSUIT THERE. But go ahead, Sarah, sue away — it’ll just waste you a ton of money.

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      Plus, since she is a celebrity, she has to prove malice.

      • SnarkON

        “Reckless disregard for the truth or knowing falsehood” to be precise. And she can prove neither.

      • davidhollenshead

        Palin has already proved that she acts with malice.

    • Teto85

      I agree, but she gets a recharge on her 15 minutes, and that’s all she really wants.

    • Heyzeus Ahchay

      I think you have to have some character in order to assert that your character has been besmirched. She has no character.

  • Relativicus

    I like that some shyster is going to take her for thousands of dollars in legal fees despite knowing, without question, it’s a loser of a suit. Even better is if the shyster then gets sanctioned by his state bar for filing frivolous lawsuits.

    • davidhollenshead

      She is likely seeking a settlement that is less than the cost of defending the NYT, while more than honest work would pay.

      • Weird Fishes

        Isn’t she going to be a grandmother again? As Wonkette will attest, onesies ain’t cheap!

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    Is she going to start a GoFundMe for her legal bills? Grifters gotta grift, you know.

    • HooverVilles

      Something something inquiring minds something something

  • BreakingDeadMen

    Someone needs to start a Go-Fuck-Yourself for her

    • davidhollenshead

      That is not sufficient for Palin’s crimes.

  • What a career trajectory- from governor to VP candidate to PAC grifter to frivolous litigant… What next, GILF porn for aging RWNJs?

    • orygone

      hey, not just for RWNJs

    • Weird Fishes

      Oh I hope so. But with a strong guns-n-Jesus theme

  • BearDeLaOursistance

    $arah, calling that libel is libel libelz.

  • BreakingDeadMen

    In lieu of payment, they should offer to never mention her in print again until she is convicted of a crime. Or something else genuinely newsworthy. Criminal activity being the likeliest thing she could do that would be newsworthy.

    • davidhollenshead

      Nope, we should know what Palin is up to, as she is already an apparent criminal.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      I see a birthday party in her future. The drunken kind.

  • davidhollenshead

    If you research Palin, you’ll find she ends up back stabbing her friends.

    • HooverVilles

      Quelle surprise!

  • Jonny On Maui

    The only thing I can come up with…

    Sarah who?

  • TundraGrifter

    The New York Times vs. Sullivan – NYT won and that was over an ad!

    The New York Times prevailed against the Federal government of the United States of America in the Pentagon Papers case.

    They can take care of Duh Gov’ while standing on their collective head. Ping pong time.

  • TundraGrifter

    The textbook case (freely cut and pasted from Wikipedia):

    Cherry v. Des Moines Leader

    The New York Times referred to The Cherry Sisters as “Four Freaks from Iowa. The Times, in their assessment of the sisters, considered the act “more pitiable than amusing” and noted “…the effects of poverty, ignorance, and isolation are much the same all over the world, and the Cherry sisters exhibited every one of them with a pathetic frankness that left no question as to their status or their character.”

    The Cherry Sisters’ act was met with derision by the local press as well as the audience. In 1930, Time magazine noted, “In every town that the Cherry sisters played, it was an invariable custom for the editor of the local paper to review their act with a column and a half of humor, satire, parody and biting sarcasm.” In January 1893, Fred P. Davis, the city editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, reviewed their performance at Greene’s Opera House, noting, “…their knowledge of the stage is worse than none at all.” The sisters demanded a retraction, and the Gazette complied, allowing them to write it themselves. The Cherry sisters did not consider the retraction to be sufficient and accused Davis of libel.

    In 1898, the Odebolt Chronicle printed an extremely negative review of the Cherry sisters’ act, entitled “The Cherries Were Here”. Critic and newspaper editor Billy Hamilton’s piece described the sisters as being “three creatures surpassing the witches in Macbeth in general hideousness” and continued, “the mouths of their rancid features opened like caverns and sounds like the wailings of damned souls issued therefrom.” The article was later reprinted in other newspapers around the state, including the Des Moines Leader.

    In response, the Cherry Sisters sued the Chronicle and the Leader for US $15,000, claiming that the unflattering descriptions of their physical appearance presented in the article constituted acts of “false and malicious” libel. The Odebolt Chronicle kept an ongoing log of the progress of the proceedings, which included a courtroom performance by the sisters, noting on April 27, 1899, “we had lots of fun out of the case.”

    The Polk County Court decided in the newspapers’ favor in 1899, and the sisters appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court. The Court upheld the verdict, stating in their May 28, 1901 decision, “the editor of a newspaper has the right, if not the duty, of publishing, for the information of the public, fair and reasonable comments, however severe in terms, upon anything which is made by its owner a subject of public exhibition, as upon any other matter of public interest; of privileged communications, for which no action will lie without proof of actual malice…Surely, if one makes himself ridiculous in his public performances, he may be ridiculed by those whose duty or right it is to inform the public regarding the character of the performance.”

    Eventually the sisters performed behind a wire mesh curtain to avoid being struck by projectiles from the audience, although they would later deny that this had ever been necessary.

  • Bebecca

    SP seems quaint, almost harmless, by today’s standards does she not?

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      She seems to me more like the enabling grandma of the creepy RW freaks of the present day.

  • surfjac

    sarahpac has failed and she’s looking for another revenue stream. suing the NYT might work if it doesn’t get laughed out of court first.

    • Gregory Brown

      I can’t imagine why the NYT would change a damn word in its editorial, other than to note that only a conservative or a lunatic (but I repeat myself) could fail to see the connection between Palin’s actions and the shootings.

  • Weird Fishes

    See, it’s very simple. The NYT has money, and she…does not.

    *sigh* Oh, those emails.

  • BearLeft

    Former Half-Term Governor, Full-Time Half-Wit Whackjob.

    • JAKvirginia

      I like to think she aborted her governorship. Just sayin…

      • Saxo the Grammarian

        And in the 2nd trimester! The SELFISH MONSTER!!!!!!!!

        • phoenix00

          So who’s killing the babies and selling off the baby parts now?

  • Suse

    I will not form an opinion until I hear what Barstool has to say about this.

  • handyhippie65

    as someone who possesses both a rifle with a scope, and a surveyer’s transom, the crosshairs are the same. hell, a cheap transom is just a rifle scope on a tripod with a leveling head. my $400 model isn’t much more than that.

    • thixotropic jerk

      Because Lou Sarah really meant “Don’t retreat– reload” your surveyor’s theodolite! Calling FAIL! on that if only because “theodolite” is too bigly of a word for Mooselini’s limited “Aw shux” vocab.

    • anomie

      She was pretty clear on the language, even if she meant it or the graphics metaphorically. And there was nothing as tranquil as surveying suggested.

      • handyhippie65

        she didn’t think of anything except rifle sights ’till she started getting flak for it. not to mention, i don’t think she even knew what a surveyor’s mark was till someone suggested it to her.

        • anomie

          agree.

  • Lyly Sirivong

    She’s almost as thin skinned as Trump.

  • gallbladder

    I hate every bone in that goddamned woman’s body, thrice-over.

    • Heyzeus Ahchay

      Nobody with any taste wants their bone in her body.

  • Holly

    I’m trying to use my words wisely and deliberately to convey what my brain is trying to process…processing….processing….processssinnngggg….processsinnngnnggngneia;osia;oirjgijeijspwijf…SNAP SIZZLE POP….(white noise)

  • Truth
    • thixotropic jerk

      Missing a few letters in your handle Bub should correct it to “Truthiness”

    • Saxo the Grammarian

      Someone is playing checkers on a US map?

      • Truth

        See anomie above

    • anomie

      Well first, Arizona is NOT one of the target states on that map, as you seem to imply with the Loughner comment.

      The state you might be confusing it for is New Mexico.

      Also, if this is even real (no source cited), not one person was shot by a bow and arrow in any of these states during this time period (2008? again, no source). Those look like archery targets to me.

      • Truth

        Only a fool would quibble over what sort of target when it is obviously one and one that, by Dem “standards’ drove Loughner to shoot Giffords. Whether New Mexico or N.Y is not the point it is the fact of targets by the DNC “creating a climate of violence’

        Hoist petard

        DLC Website
        There’s just no way around it: Democrats have to be competitive in every
        region of the country to be a true national party, and they have to win
        more states to have any hope of consolidating a durable governing
        majority in the future.

        The heartland strategy begins by choosing likely targets for Democratic gains. Let’s go to the map:

    • phoenix00

      One word fer ya: GERRYMANDERING.

    • Resistance Fighter Puipui

      Those look like vinyl records. Did someone throw LPs at a congressional rep in Nevada ten years ago and I didn’t hear about it?

      • Truth

        Anomie below says they are archery targets-wise up

  • RugzYaBurnt

    This is a thing of beauty. Well done, Editrix!

  • TootsStansbury

    I wish I could upfist this post.

    Oh well, here`s my standard, not all that witty Sarah Palin reaction:
    Not this cunt again.

    I’ll add that these right wing trolls are the biggest, whiniest, titty sucklingest babies! Come crying to me when you’ve spent your ENTIRE ADULT POLITICAL LIFE being demonized and having all sorts of violence wished upon you by hate radio and internet.

  • Truth
  • puredog

    Why, I’m ALMOST tempted to send your babby more food.

  • shocktreatment

    Punchline Palin, sitting by the phone, hoping to get a call offering gainful employment… Instead it’s her goddam offspring, calling from jail or the ER, as usual.

  • Wookie Monster

    Glacier Gidget is just trying to get her name back in the news so she can raised enough money to pay off her bar tab.

    • HooverVilles

      SAD!

    • Celtic_Gnome

      Maybe Bristol’s doctor office job needs someone part time to staff the receptionist desk when Bristol goes to lunch.

      • Wookie Monster

        Is she pregnant again?

        • Heyzeus Ahchay

          Are there more than 2 losers in Alaska? (Rhetorical question.)

    • Lambsendbeds

      All the upvotes for “Glacier Gidget”!

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Goddamn, Trix! That economic anxiety really brings out the straight talk express in you, don’t it?

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    I really thought Carly Fiorina should have been brought up on charges of inciting violence after her “baby parts” babbling at the GOP convention. Several people DIED because of her BS. The murderer who attacked Planned Parenthood was shrieking about baby parts, and it happened right after the GOPee’s convention.

  • TrojanHusker57

    Sarah/Pac running short of available funds?
    There’s old grifters, and bold grifters, but damn few old bold successful grifters.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    “Now tell us, which law do you think the Times broke?”
    “All of them, Katie.”

  • Lambsendbeds
  • Maybe

    Sarah Who?

    • fifthdentist

      What is a future Jeopardy answer?

      • Maybe

        I wonder what the question will be for the answer “Donald Trump.”

        I’m curious. What did the first four dentists do?

        • fifthdentist

          Four out of five dentists recommend sugarless gum to their patients who chew gum.
          I guess the fifth dentist told his patients to chew on gravel and sugar cubes.

          • Maybe

            Thanks for the erudite explanation. Perhaps you should add chocolate to that fifth dentist list; you’d be a very popular dentist.

            And busy.

  • Jeff Mc Donald

    Shit! All of the news about Trump and now Palin? Isn’t there a maximum amount of stupid allowed per day? I’m going back to bed.

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