Amazingly absurd, incredibly stupid! BrianInNYC

Every once in awhile in my travels over the internet super highway I come across something so amazingly absurd and incredibly stupid that it makes my jaw drop and my back teeth hurt.  Earlier this evening I had one such moment, for your consideration I submit the following:

 

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Go For It, Sarah

By Craig Crawford | December 8, 2009 12:00 PM |

“The only way we’ll ever see the two-party monopoly shaken up is if a high-profile personality with a distinct following gets serious about really starting a third party. Sarah Palin showed some interest in a recent interview flagged by Political Wire.

Asked about a future run by radio host Lars Larson, she said, "That depends on how things go in the next couple of years… If the Republican party gets back to that [conservative] base, I think our party is going to be stronger and there’s not going to be a need for a third party, but I’ll play that by ear in these coming months, coming years."

Already, it sounds like Palin would pursue this more as a vanity play, along the lines of Ross Perot’s fleeting bids as a third party candidate.

This country needs a viable third party so badly that it really doesn’t matter much to me where it comes from on the ideological spectrum. I’d just like to see it happen before my political observing days are over.”

 

 
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32 responses to “Amazingly absurd, incredibly stupid! BrianInNYC

  1. nannymm

    I’d love to see Moose Mouth start her own political party. Just think of all the fun we’ll have watching her make an even bigger fool of herself. 🙂

  2. dog's eye view

    Low hanging fruit.

  3. AmericanInSURGEnt

    Snowing like crazy in the hills of western MA this morning ……

    And here is the quacking duck…..

    Murray adds, “There are designs of this pipeline, and if you look at the deployment of US forces in Afghanistan, as against other NATO country forces in Afghanistan, you’ll see that undoubtedly the US forces are positioned to guard the pipeline route. It’s what it’s about. It’s about money, it’s about oil, it’s not about democracy.”

    As he tells us, “ The Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline is slated to be completed in 2014, with $7.6 billion in funding from the Asian Development Bank.”

    http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_5354.shtml

  4. dog's eye view

    Late to the party, but put up a comment on dnd’s climate thread yesterday. Good to see more discussion here on BC!

    Anyone going to be up early for Obama’s Nobel acceptance speech? Believe it’s tomorrow. Is it televised? Don’t have C-Span here, regrettably.

    For all the hoopla about the celebrity from Wasilla, remember how awesome it was to learn Obama had been awarded the Nobel? OK, I’d say a bit prematurely.

    But earn it he will. So sad he’s got to swim upstream so hard through all the lunacy, though.

  5. dog's eye view

    Hi Insurgent. We’re just rainsoaked in Virginia today. A lot of standing water. Enjoy that shoveling!

  6. AmericanInSURGEnt

    Morning Dog..its crazy,we had 70 degree weather here on Fri and now a blizzard. My driveway is 300 feet..I only shovel when absolutely necessary lol.

  7. Morning peeps, raining like mad here.

  8. dog's eye view

    Can’t blame you there on the shoveling! May mild weather ensue, soon.

    AI: what do you think of Margaret Coakley? Haven’t followed the Mass primary at all.

    =======

    Tom Friedman has a good column on climate change today. Of course, it’s in the New York Times, so automatically suspect to science deniers.

    But a great point, way more forward-thinking than the former governor from the far north:

    “If we prepare for climate change by building a clean-power economy, but climate change turns out to be a hoax, what would be the result? Well, during a transition period, we would have higher energy prices. But gradually we would be driving battery-powered electric cars and powering more and more of our homes and factories with wind, solar, nuclear and second-generation biofuels. We would be much less dependent on oil dictators who have drawn a bull’s-eye on our backs; our trade deficit would improve; the dollar would strengthen; and the air we breathe would be cleaner. In short, as a country, we would be stronger, more innovative and more energy independent.

    But if we don’t prepare, and climate change turns out to be real, life on this planet could become a living hell. And that’s why I’m for doing the Cheney-thing on climate — preparing for 1 percent.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/09/opinion/09friedman.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

  9. AmericanInSURGEnt

    I often wonder how much of these extreme weather conditions,events or changes like the one I just mention(70 degrees to a blizzard in 4 days) is due to weather manipulation/control,human induced climate change or natural occurring climate events. How can we tell the difference?
    With geo-engineering taking place and technologies like H.A.A.R.P. available it seems impossible to know.

  10. AmericanInSURGEnt

    Dog’s~

    Honestly I dont think much of her or anyone else that was in the race.
    After the last 3 presidential elections I have absolutely no faith in the system in its current state,its broken ,toxic,and criminal.

  11. dog's eye view

    Good point, AI re the extreme changes. Maybe we will know better in a few years.

    Australia’s got its climate change deniers too, despite some catastrophic changes. One has to remember that denial is a psychological defense as well.

    WaPost today: ” … Australians are on the front lines in experiencing the life-altering consequences of climate change, which is the subject of global scrutiny this week at the international climate summit in Copenhagen. Brush fires killed 173 people earlier this year during the most severe heat wave in the history of southeast Australia. Rising temperatures and declining rainfall are, with increasing frequency, transforming the Outback into a crematorium for kangaroos, livestock and farm towns.

    … Yet along the Murray [River farmland], there is a climate-change conundrum that responsible politicians and smart scientists have yet to solve: Most farmers, the biggest losers as the river shrinks, simply do not buy the notion that southern Australia’s climate is changing in a way that is probably irreversible. Their skepticism has withstood nearly 13 years of unrelenting drought, falling incomes and daily encounters with a river that is dying in front of their eyes.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/08/AR2009120804490.html?sid=ST2009120804530

    Australia’s government has warned farmers that financial aid for exceptional conditions is being tapered off, as drought becomes the new normal.

  12. dog's eye view

    I believe in President Obama. Call me a -bot; that’s fine. Don’t agree with him on every point, but I think he’s the best our political system is going to come up with.

    But the resistance and stagnation and sheer idiocy he’s faced is depressing.

  13. Dog the problem is not the idea of a third party (though frankly I don’t think it would ever be successful in this country), the problem is suggesting that that idiot be the head of any party and make a serious run for the WH, just imagine what would happen if by some fluke she actually won?

  14. dog's eye view

    Uh, Australian crematorium badlands would look way better? We’d be swimming to get away?

    Maybe that’s why the Bush family has purchased land in Paraguay.

  15. dog's eye view

    “Perhaps her greatest strength was that she never overstepped the limits of her talent.”

    Did someone say this about Sarah Palin?

    Find out. Great article about one of my favorite authors awaits.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/07/books/07book.html?ref=books

  16. AmericanInSURGEnt

    Dog~
    I am not a climate change denier(not sure if that’s what you were implying,its ok if you were) ,If you read my last few post in the past 2 threads you’ll see my issue lies with what they say is the solution.

    I personally dont see the need for ANY parties all party lines do is divide us according to our core beliefs. Its very difficult if not impossible to “make” anyone change those beliefs.
    For example I am pro choice not because I pro fetus killing but because of the current system and how unwanted children would be treated. Organizations like C.P.S. and D.S.S. are disgusting in my opinion.
    I mean this two party system we have how does this actually work well?
    Every 4-8 years a new guy from the other party gets “voted” in. How? How do 2 parties that keep switching powers convince enough voters of the opposing party to give them their vote when the parties are based on core values and beliefs. I believe this system only works to keep the American people disillusioned and pre occupied, fighting amongst themselves and focusing on “characters” like Palin or Barney Frank . Instead of being aware of whats really happening around them.
    An example would be the food industry,the revolving door between the F.D.A. execs and Monsanto execs Codex Alimentarius and how this relates to the cost of health care. Health care would be a non issue if this issue was fixed.
    European farmers protest against GMO and codex constantly but I’d be willing to bet that less than 2% of the American population has even heard about it.
    Just my view through the trees thats all…

  17. AmericanInSURGEnt

    Sorry for those typos and run on sentences ,I was trying to cook and blog simultaneously 😛

  18. dog's eye view

    AI: not taking you for a denier! Thinking more of the Inhofes and people reveling in “Climategate” (who showed no similar interest in the Downing Street memo).

    Got to scoot; check back with you all this evening.

  19. AmericanInSURGEnt

    Inhofe is just another character taking a partisan stance.

    Have a great day Dog ,nice blogging with you !

  20. Paul Krugman – New York Times Blog
    December 9, 2009, 8:48 am
    The health care compromise

    Here’s what’s being reported. No public option, but a trigger which is unlikely to be pulled. But some good stuff in exchange: nonprofit plans available through the exchanges, plus Medicare buy-ins for the 55-65 set (me! me! me!).

    If this is the final plan, it’s better than most of us were expecting — and definitely good enough to go with.

    I love the “me! me! me!” part, I totally relate!

  21. In case you didn’t see this this morning, Orrin Hatch is actually amazingly frank when he says why the GOP don’t want health care reform, a permanent Dem majority:

  22. AmericanInSURGEnt

    Land of the free?..home of the..?

    Boycott google..

    “None are more hoplessly enslaved then those who falsely believe they free. “..J.W. Van Goethe

  23. What’s the alternative AI? Give up suring the net entirely?

  24. Hi gang…

    Hey dog…
    The reason Bush bought property in Paraguay is because they don’t have extradition treaties so Bush could not be extradited to the U.S. to stand trail for War Crimes or even the Hague.

    Though I believe that Bush could still be rendered as a means to get him to a International Court for his War Crimes Trial or his imprisonment if tried in abstention and found guilty.

    Well catch you all another time. Take care and …

    God Bless.

  25. TempeBev

    Re: Rachel and the loon. Loved her eyeball roll near the end.

  26. Hey AP, good to see you, stop being such a stranger.

  27. Interesting post, i enjoyed it =D

  28. Curtisgap

    vgpricb

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