The segment started off well enough. It was really just a puff piece about the meaning of Thanksgiving in people’s lives. Things derailed quickly however, when the interviewer asked Palin about the controversy surrounding the holiday.
Palin sat dumbfounded (See photo) unaware of any controversy.
The host went on to fill her in on the fact that many Native American tribes do not celebrate the holiday. In fact, it is a day of mourning for them. And those that do celebrate the day do so because it is a reminder that they survived mass murder, forced relocation, the theft of their land and many other injustices.
Palin’s response was astounding, “Thanksgiving is for REAL AMERICANS not Injuns. We founded this Christian nation. Why if it wasn’t for the God-fearing pilgrims, the natives would still be running around in loin cloths shooting at things with their arrows.”
The gracious host tried to save her by stating, “Surely, you’re aware that the Indians were the native population of this country and were driven from their homes by the European settlers.
This further incited Palin and her rant continued, “I’ll tell ya what I know. I know that these tribes do a lot of whining. I mean they got special rights up the wazzoo. They have those casinos all over the place. Seems to me they got a great deal. If they would just put down the bottle and whatever they’re smoking in those peace pipes and get a job like the rest of us, they’d be alright. I see it all the time in Alaska with the Inuit. They just don’t want to join the rest of us. They’re still hunting whale for gosh sake.”
The station quickly went to commercial break and Palin was gone when the show resumed.
“I’m NOT supporting Liz’s candidacy.”
She later clarified: “By supporting, I mean not working, not contributing, and not voting for (I’m registered in Virginia not Wyoming).”
The best she could say of the sister who was once her close friend and confidante was a final postscript: “I’m NOT saying I hope she loses to Enzi (but???).”
- Mary Cheney (See photo), referring to her beloved sister, Liz.
Via: Huffington Post
A Florida congressman has been charged with misdemeanor drug (COCAINE) possession in Washington.
District of Columbia court records show charges against Congressman Henry “Trey” Radel were filed Tuesday.
The 37-year-old Radel, a Republican, was elected in 2012. Telephone and e-mail messages left with Radel’s spokeswoman, Amanda Nunez, were not immediately returned Tuesday afternoon.
Radel is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning.
Via: Huffington Post
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, speaking more than a year after he lost to President Barack Obama, acknowledged Friday that his campaign failed to attract minority voters.
“The place that my campaign and I fell short was probably in being able to speak openly and effectively to minority populations. We didn’t get as many African-American voters as we should have, didn’t get as many Hispanic voters as we should have,” he said on “CBS This Morning.” “Across the board, we need to do a better job explaining why it is that our policies will lead to higher wages, better health care, better schools.”
1. “didn’t get as many Hispanic voters as we should have.”
FACT: During the GOP presidential debate in Tampa, Fla., Romney was asked how he would address illegal immigration, and said he favored what he called “self-deportation.”
“The answer is self-deportation, which is people decide they can do better by going home because they can’t find work here because they don’t have legal documentation to allow them to work here.”
definition: ‘self-deportation’ – Make it so damn tough on ‘em, they will simlply leave!
2. “Across the board, we need to do a better job explaining why it is that our policies will lead to higher wages, better health care, better schools.”
- higher wages?
- better health care??
- better schools???
I refer you to the above GIF.
How to speed it along:
1. Turn the House BLUE in 2014.
2. Elect Hilary Clinton president in 2016.
Via: Raw Story
“Changing the country isn’t easy. And the establishment is going to fight back. In both parties, they don’t want to change.”
“And so, the reason — the nastier the attacks get — I mean, they’re directed at all of us, they are DIRECTED at the AMERICAN PEOPLE,” he continued. “Because a lot of the folks in Washington don’t want to be held accountable.”
You’ve probably been staying up late, losing sleep, wondering how Mittens could have lost in 2012 so bad and also, too, whatever became of the dream team that was supposed to get him elected King of America.
Well, worry no more because those dudes are keepin’ on keepin’ on, coming up with fresh hot new ideas about how having a baby is just like owning a Porsche.
As some conservatives continue to push the dim-witted talking point about being “FORCED” to “buy maternity coverage,” former Romney economic adviser Greg Mankiw explains why it’s cool for insurance companies to leave greedy bitches holding the bag for maternity care. [...]
“But having children is more a choice than a random act of nature.
People who drive a new Porsche pay more for car insurance than those who drive an old Chevy. We consider that fair because which car you drive is a choice.
Why isn’t having children viewed in the same way?”
“Just let me store my scooter in there for the winter”.
Senator Ayn Rand Paul (R-KY)
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