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  • backyardconservative 12:10 PM on 07/07/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    More threats from the feminist left 

    Joan Walsh: “A Lot Is Not Known” About Bachmann’s Foster Children It’s predictable, but still shocking and sick when you see it.

    So was Michelle Bachmann somehow a slut for caring for children not her own?

    Top comment:

    My God!  This filthy extreme left Obamamaniac is really going to go after the foster children of Rep Bachman? I had to listen to this clip 3x to believe she actually said that. Obama’s children are off limits, but the extreme left is already planning to go after Rep Bachman’s children, and openly saying it publicly? I have never seen or heard anything as filthy or sleazy, and I’ve heard and seen a lot. Ms Walsh has hit a new low for the extreme left. I don’t know how you get dirtier than this. Obama should publicly reprimand her and tell the extreme left that people’s children are off limits, that is unless this started out of the White House?

      Bachmann’s closing on Romney even in New Hampshire, so she’s getting the Palin treatment. Good luck with that. Obama poll numbers lately. And those other inconvenient numbers.

  • Jill 10:31 AM on 06/06/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    She’s come a long way, baby 

    Jim Geraghty on the new Sarah Palin film:

    Before the screening, Bannon mentioned that I and other political reporters were about to watch the “X-rated version,” as opposed to a “XXX-rated version” that he envisions being released on DVD someday. Within the first four minutes, the reason for that cryptic remark was clear, and the X rating is well deserved: The worst sneers, insults, and furious denunciations from Palin’s enemies are presented in their original language, sans any bleeps. (A version in theaters is likely to bleep out the worst ones.) The F word and the C word make multiple appearances. What’s remarkable is that the acidic comments from comedians such as David Letterman, Joan Rivers, Rosie O’Donnell, and Tracey Morgan aren’t really jokes. There’s no punch line per se; calling Palin “slutty” or a “whore,” or offering some other (usually sexual) insult, apparently is supposed to be the punch line.

    Their hatred for Palin is palpable. Again you might ask, as Matt Archbold did recently in another context, where are the feminists? If they had any principles, or courage, they’d be defending her against misogynistic attacks and embracing her as a role model.



    Put a cigarette in her hand and you’d have a ready-made Virginia Slims ad.

    (Taken from this post.)

    • pjMom 6:30 PM on 06/06/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Fabulous, isn’t it? She has the media in fits. The Beltway crew, too.

    • zillaoftheresistance 7:04 PM on 06/06/2011 Permalink | Reply

      The feminists would never stand against such abuse, but a femininican would! ;)
      I have to admit, I am liking Sarah Palin more simply because of how she’s holding her head up high as her detractors soil themselves over her. “Victorious” is indeed an apt title, I have never seen anyone weather so much garbage from the media and the ignorant public and come out looking even better on the other end of it. Good for her!

  • Jill 11:55 AM on 02/09/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Politico spins Santorum 

    Politico‘s Andy Barr tries to stir up some drama on the right, accusing Rick Santorum of attacking Sarah Palin in the interview below. Santorum responded with an unambiguous, and accurate,  “This article is garbage.”  But Barr stands by his distorted reading, hoping, I guess, that no one will actually watch the video:

    Cross-posted at P&P.


    • just a conservative girl 9:59 AM on 02/10/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Plenty on the right are saying the same thing. Another Palin drama that is created from nothing.

  • Obi's Sister 6:24 PM on 12/13/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    AP Soils Itself – Shame, Shame, Shame. 

    Look at this picture. (Photos via Free Republic)

    The AP and the usual haters are soiling themselves collectively, crowing that the evil, wicked, dispicable Sarah Palin took a hairdresser with her on her recent trip to Haiti. She was visiting the area as part of the humanitarian effort by Rev. Franklin Graham and Samaritan’s Purse. Instead of highlighting the good work being done there, AP chooses instead to show its backside, ginning up a scandal where there is none.

    The same photographer that took the picture above, also took this picture.

    Notice the young woman, second from the right. Notice her clothing, scarf and hairstyle. Compare it to the first picture. Isn’t that the same woman, the one fixing Palin’s hair? But wait … most of America should recognize this young woman by now … it’s Bristol, Sarah’s daughter. Suddenly you see the first picture in a different light, don’t you? Instead of a hairstylist, it’s a daughter securing a pin on her mother’s head.

    Nothing is too much of a stretch for the PalinH8rs. Shame on you. And just like MSNBC, it’s no wonder your credibility is shot.

  • backyardconservative 2:42 PM on 11/11/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Person of the Year Prattle 

    What passes for debate at Time, via NRO’s Geraghty.

    2009 was Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, for saving us all. Well, that remains to be seen. What fresh hell.

    2008 was Barack Obama. Ditto.

    2007 was the murderous Vlad Putin.

    I think Time owes us a good one. For a change.

    If they can’t bring themselves to name the eeevil Sarah Palin (because, after all, how many conservatives read Time) then the TEA Party would be a good choice. Just in the interest of their retaining a shred of journalistic integrity. Or they too may be sold for a dollar.

    Who’s your pick, folks?

    • fuzislippers 2:46 PM on 11/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I voted for Glenn Beck this year, he’s done a lot to wake people up. But given Time’s record, they’ll probably go with Ahmadinejad who’s made such amazing progress with his nuclear program.

      • backyardconservative 2:47 PM on 11/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Right on both counts:)

        • rubyslipperblog 3:52 PM on 11/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

          I am surprised Meggie Mac didn’t nominate herself. I am going to have to cast my vote for Barack Obama, he’s had such a rough year and all. How long has it been since someone handed him a prize anyway, he’s overdue. /

          Seriously, I would have to think about it some more. In addition to the names mentioned here already, I would consider Paul Ryan or Marco Rubio possibly. I have to say that of all the candidates I actually met, I loved Pat Toomey but he didn’t get the national attention or do as much to influence public awakening. On a one-on-one basis, he struck me as the warmest and most sincere man you could hope for. You’d never pick that up from his television appearances though.

          I was bummed I didn’t get to actually get to shake Sarah Palin’s hand but her star power is really something to see first hand. No doubt about it she really shakes up the national conversation too. They’d never nominate her, especially with Meggie Mac speaking for the right (what a joke). Credit where credit is due – she did pick the Tea Party and Beck. Both are good choices.

          • backyardconservative 7:58 PM on 11/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

            We did have an amazing number of wonderful people come forward this year.

            I was surprised too Meggie had the wisdom for those picks.

            I wish she would go get a real job instead of trading off her dad’s success. Dissing Christine O’Donnell who has actually had the guts to run for office I thought was particularly nasty on Meggie’s part.

    • nicedeb 6:30 PM on 11/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Is the tea party a choice? That’s who I’d pick.

    • Tyson Vandevelde 12:24 AM on 11/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Interesting…I am gunna have to look into this a little more

    • Jill 7:35 AM on 11/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I wouldn’t be surprised to see Nancy, or Nancy and Harry, on the cover. Or Jon Stewart.

      How about Chris Christie?

    • backyardconservative 9:16 AM on 11/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Who does Time want to lionize this year. A good question. You may be right, Jill. There may be doubling down with Nancy and Harry. Stewart would be a cute duck from responsibility for a decision.

      Maybe grudging respect for Christie.

  • Mary Sue 3:51 PM on 11/10/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Sarah Palin brings star power to my backyard 

    Sarah Palin spent the day here in my neck of the woods yesterday, bringing her considerable star power and enthusiasm as she helped to raise money for a local Christian school. I was fortunate to be able to attend Palin’s speech as the guest of a friend who teaches drama at the school. It was an exciting night. Palin spent ample time discussing the role of faith in public life and stressed the importance of educating the younger generations on civics to preserve American exceptionalism and love of liberty. The press coverage, however, focused on Palin’s teaser of an opening comment:

    After an alumnus of the private school, north of Doylestown in Bucks County, finished an uplifting performance of “God Bless America,” she coyly asked him, “Would you like to sing that at an Inauguration?”

    Read the rest at Ruby Slippers. I have pictures, video and a lengthy post on her speech as well as commentary on the subsequent coverage of the speech by the press.

    • Obi's Sister 8:45 PM on 11/10/2010 Permalink | Reply

      OOOOOOOO. I’m jealous. She’s dynamic, isn’t she?

      • rubyslipperblog 9:13 PM on 11/10/2010 Permalink | Reply

        She is and she has legs to die for. I am sorry but they really stood out to me. She is very very pretty in person too.

        • fuzislippers 2:47 PM on 11/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

          Oh! yay! I’m so jealous too, lucky you!

          • fuzislippers 2:48 PM on 11/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

            oops, got carried away with the exclamation points, but I really am excited that you got to see her.

            • rubyslipperblog 3:15 PM on 11/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

              I didn’t notice the exclamation points but I will gladly add some myself. It was great to finally see her!!!!!

  • Mary Sue 1:23 PM on 11/09/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Sarah Palin can see Zimbabwe from her house 

    Exhibiting a “more sophisticated knowledge of monetary policy than any major Republican this side of Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan,” Sarah Palin calls on Chairman Ben Bernanke to cease and desist his “pump priming,” in a speech delivered to a trade association yesterday. The effect of quantitative easing or pump priming has been disastrous in Germany and Zimbabwe in the past, leading  to a devalued currency and hyperinflation.  The Wall Street Journal notes Palin calls for real and sustained growth as she elevates discussion on monetary policy debate:

    Stressing the risks of Fed “pump priming,” Mrs. Palin zeroed in on the connection between a “weak dollar—a direct result of the Fed’s decision to dump more dollars onto the market”—and rising oil and food prices. She also noted the rising world alarm about the Fed’s actions, which by now includes blunt comments by Germany, Brazil, China and most of Asia, among many others.

    “We don’t want temporary, artificial economic growth brought at the expense of permanently higher inflation which will erode the value of our incomes and our savings,” the former GOP Vice Presidential nominee said. “We want a stable dollar combined with real economic reform. It’s the only way we can get our economy back on the right track.”

    This praise for Palin’s knowledge of monetary policy from the Wall Street Journal stands in stark contrast to criticism from from another Wall Street Journal reporter who seems not have read his own paper.  Sarah Palin delivers a masterful rebuke as she wonders, Do Wall Street Journal Writers Read the Wall Street Journal :

    So, imagine my dismay when I read an article by Sudeep Reddy in today’s Wall Street Journal criticizing the fact that I mentioned inflation in my comments about QE2 in a speech this morning before a trade-association. Here’s what I said: “everyone who ever goes out shopping for groceries knows that prices have risen significantly over the past year or so. Pump priming would push them even higher.”
    Mr. Reddy takes aim at this. He writes: “Grocery prices haven’t risen all that significantly, in fact.” Really? That’s odd, because just last Thursday, November 4, I read an article in Mr. Reddy’s own Wall Street Journal titled “Food Sellers Grit Teeth, Raise PricesPackagers and Supermarkets Pressured to Pass Along Rising Costs, Even as Consumers Pinch Pennies.”

    The point is not really grocery prices have risen significantly in the past year as Mr. Reddy counters.  Consumers will feel the real time effects of inflation as the Fed undertakes the risky measures that may or may not have any real effect in unclogging the lending pipes to spur a temporary economic growth.  As Palin notes, if it doesn’t work, what do we do then? Print even more money? What’s the end game here? Where will all this money printing on an unprecedented scale take us?”

    History tells us all this money printing takes us to Zimbabwe.  Former governors and current housewives will be among the first to see Zimbabwe from their homes.

    Also blogging:
    Anne Leary – Palin on Point on the Fed. WSJ: Sophisticated Knowledge
    Palin pops a persistent meme bubble at POWIP
    This topic currently at the top of Memeorandum as well.

    cross posted at Ruby Slippers

  • fuzislippers 7:31 AM on 07/26/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Refudiate Liberalism Now! 

    Bill Kristol responds deliciously to the crowing on the fringe left about Sarah Palin’s “refudiate” tweet.

    The case for linguistic innovation is this: We need a word that captures and conjoins the meanings of refutation and repudiation. And we need it now. To save the country from the ravages of contemporary liberalism, we have to refute liberal arguments and see liberal politicians repudiated at the polls.

    So the conservative agenda is, in a word, refudiation. Indeed, given the dramatic moment at which we have arrived, one might say that we now have the prospect of a grand refudiation of liberalism.

    This is exactly how you do battle with progressives: on their own turf. And better than they do.

    Read the rest.

  • fuzislippers 11:51 AM on 07/22/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Gynoguilt in Action: Journolist Femisogynist Recommends Bashing McCain’s Sarah Palin Selection as “Sexist” 

    Reading the recent release of the Journolist discussion on the day of Sarah Palin’s selection to be John McCain’s running mate, I was surprised by how un-surprised I was . . . until I got to the part at which Suzanne Nossel – chief of operations at Human Rights Watch and author of Presumed Equal: What America’s Top Women Lawyers Really Think About Their Firms (1998) – suggests one possible way to attack McCain and discredit Sarah Palin:

    “I think it is and can be spun as a profoundly sexist pick. Women should feel umbrage at the idea that their votes can be attracted just by putting a woman, any woman, on the ticket no matter her qualifications or views.”

    To her credit, Nossel asserts that she at least believes this to be true, but her suggestion is met with enthusiastic support from her fellow femisogynist conspirators. Indeed, Jonathan Stein leaps on board by admitting that Palin’s being a woman is “the SINGLE thing that Palin brings to the ticket.” Context matters here, of course, and he’s saying this because a female VP pick would have appealed to feminists, including faux feminists on the left. Another woman being selected for vice president? Isn’t that what feminists should rally behind? Would normally rally behind? Did rally behind when the woman in question was a liberal? Yes, yes, and yes.

    So we have a leftist woman suggesting that gynoguilt should immediately be used, strategically so, to discredit Palin and to undermine the selection of a woman to be vice president. In this instance, gynoguilt is leveraging guilt associated with the historic repression of women and using it to cut down a woman to further their own political agenda.

    Read the rest.

    • rubyslipperblog 3:30 PM on 07/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Really well done Fuzzy. I particularly agree with your point on tokenism: “tokens” do not exist in the case of leftists; instead, they are “watershed,” “historical,” and reflect glory on leftists everywhere). Michael Steele? Token black. Sarah Palin? Token female.” We had some of our *supposed* female leadership chiming in with the left on this point as well. Peggy Noonan, Kay Bailey Hutchinson and Kathleen Parker, to name a few, gave credence to the left’s attack Palin was a token with little else to offer. They were all hard at work attacking Palin immediately. Meanwhile the least qualified man ever to seek the highest office skated by without question. Journolisters made it abundantly clear that anyone roughing up Obama with tough questions had to go. They should really all hang their heads in shame.

    • fuzislippers 3:52 PM on 07/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Ruby! :) And that’s how gynoguilt works against women, just as white guilt works against blacks. It’s mass manipulation based in supposed feminism. And yes, can you believe that BO got a pass like that? Heck, I listen to Joe Biden and am amazed that anyone can dismiss Sarah Palin as unintelligent, and I listen to BO stammer and stutter and erm and uhhhh and am stunned that anyone can think her inarticulate. It’s downright bizarre.

  • nosheepleshere 11:42 PM on 06/13/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    The Baroness And The Barracuda To Meet? 

    The Daily Mail is reporting that Sarah Palin could soon be on her way to Great Britain to meet with Baroness Margaret Thatcher.

    Palin’s representatives contacted the “Iron Lady” to request a meeting “as part of a bid to enhance her claim to be the ‘heir to Ronald Reagan’ and prepare to challenge the current occupant of the Oval Office.

    Lady Thatcher has agreed to see Mrs. Palin, who stood as the Republican vice-presidential candidate in 2008. A spokesman said: “We had an informal approach asking if Lady Thatcher would meet Mrs Palin if she comes to Britain and we said yes.”

    The report continued, “A meeting with Margaret Thatcher would be an enormous publicity coup for Sarah Palin. Thatcher is by far the biggest political name in US politics, much bigger than Blair. Palin’s big hero is Ronald Reagan. In US Republican folklore Thatcher and Reagan brought down the Soviet Union between them. That’s why Maggie is so important.”

    Jay Nordlinger writes, “Palin is what I’d call a true-blue Reaganite, a Reaganite across the board: a free-marketeer, a social conservative, and a hawk. Beautiful.”

    Awesome. Simply. Awesome.

    Read more at No Sheeples Here.

  • Jill 9:47 AM on 05/26/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Sarah Palin’s new neighbor, Joe McGinniss 

    He’s writing a book about Sarah, and he’s rented the house next door. She’s not thrilled:

    We found out the good news today. Upon my family’s return this morning from endorsement rallies and speeches in the Lower 48 states, I finally got the chance to tackle my garden and lawn this evening! So, putting on the shorts and tank top to catch that too-brief northern summer sun and placing a giddy Trig in his toddler backpack for a lawn-mowing adventure, I looked up in surprise to see a “new neighbor” overlooking my property just a stone’s throw away. Needless to say, our outdoor adventure ended quickly after Todd went to introduce himself to the stranger who was peering in…

    Joe announced to Todd that he’s moved in right next door to us. He’s rented the place for the next five months or so. He moved up all the way from Massachusetts to live right next to us – while he writes a book about me. Knowing of his many other scathing pieces of “journalism” (including the bizarre anti-Palin administration oil development pieces that resulted in my Department of Natural Resources announcing that his work is the most twisted energy-related yellow journalism they’d ever encountered), we’re sure to have a doozey to look forward to with this treasure he’s penning. Wonder what kind of material he’ll gather while overlooking Piper’s bedroom, my little garden, and the family’s swimming hole?

    Read the rest. Via Hot Air, where you’ll find a video of Glenn Beck’s reaction.

    • Sherry 12:36 PM on 05/26/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Creepy man.

    • Obi's Sister 12:50 PM on 05/26/2010 Permalink | Reply

      This just creeps me out. I wonder how long it will be before the Palin’s have to get a restraining order to keep him from going through their garbage.

      • Quite Rightly 5:30 PM on 05/26/2010 Permalink | Reply

        He’s probably already been through her garbage. She must be the strongest woman in America.

  • backyardconservative 10:41 AM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Did Kristol Pick Another Mama Grizzly? 

    Sarah Palin backed her, among other Mama Grizzlies. Fired up! Bill Kristol hailed Nikki Haley for Gov. of South Carolina, now he suggests resigning CNN show host Campbell Brown to take on Dem Sen. Chuck Schumer in NY.

    Well, I didn’t watch her show either but the GOP is the big tent this year.

    (No grizzly analogy after that one, we’re not talking Yogi and Booboo at Jellystone Park…“cubs will not survive without their mother in the wild”)

    …OK, I’ll bite with this one–these are the Tea Party Moms, waking up from hibernation.

  • backyardconservative 1:20 PM on 04/26/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Palin Challenges Pioneer Women or New Woman 

    James Thunder, The American Spectator,  writes about the physical courage of Pioneer Women and reflects on our role models today.

    The Left keeps trying to objectify Sarah Palin, but another reality is breaking through, even in NYC. James Geraghty, NRO’s Morning Jolt.

    Even in the Beltway. Washington Whispers.

    Is Sarah Palin the new role model as the woman who can have it all?

    (And isn’t that why the Left hates her?)

  • nosheepleshere 4:27 AM on 04/22/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Andrew Sullivan: Demented Poofter Struggling To Learn 

    Should I go here?  Yes, I think I must.  Andrew Sullivan sings his “Johnny One Note” song again:

    “The reason I banged on and on about Palin’s bizarre story about her fifth campaign prop during the campaign was not because I wanted to invade someone’s privacy, or engage in loony conspiracy theories. The reason is simply that this story raised legitimate questions of fact, and that the press decided that it would never ask the relevant questions, and indeed ostracize and ridicule those who did.”

    “Palin managed to sail through the campaign without any real scrutiny on a crucial matter of credibility, when proving her case would have been as easy as a simple fax of a readily available extract from what must have been voluminous medical records. But not even the McCain campaign asked for such evidence. And the press utterly bailed. Now, she is able to use one powerful propaganda outlet, press-restricted buck-raking speeches, and a book of magical realism to continue this creepy, unaccountable celebrified campaign.”

    “The problem here is not really Palin. Every delusional, ignorant nutcase should have a chance to get away with running for national office. The problem here is the system—a system that allowed someone no one knew anything about to get very close to being a 72-year-old’s heartbeat away from the presidency, a system that deems some questions unaskable, a press that is more concerned with maximizing ratings and avoiding offense than in getting answers. This system is dangerous. If you construct a sealed media cocoon, and false narrative, and a massive money-machine, you can get further than most people imagine. And remember, presidents have been elected with 43 percent of the vote before.”

    The system to which our poofter refers is the very same system that got Fearless Reader into the Oval Office.

    There’s a Facebook Group whose mission it is to ship this wretched little man back to Britain, where he can have all the socialized medicine he wants. Perhaps surgeons there can give him the uterus he so desperately craves.

    Sully meet Charlie.

    “You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something.” –Charles Manson

    Read more at No Sheeples Here.


    • One Ticked Chick 2:31 PM on 04/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I really shouldn’t engage in name-calling but — Andrew Sullivan strikes me as delusional.

    • iainswife 5:26 PM on 04/24/2010 Permalink | Reply

      My husband knew him at Oxford and considered him a friend and a decent chap. It’s strange to us how far off the rails the man has gone.

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