Monday, September 29, 2008

500 Cunterific Words From The One The Only Mr. Mxyzptlk

Cuntless hours of interviews in small town Alaska. Muntains of documents to review. Yes, the vetting process McCunt’s staff undertook for Sarah Palin was thorough.

The dubious demagogues of Democrat say it was a choice made in haste after McCunt was told he couldn’t go with Labiaman or Rigid. But McCunt licked his finger and raised it high to see how the wind blew, and that blow job told him to go north to Alaska.

Alas the long nights make abstinence hard for a teenage girl. Sadly, it never occurred to her that as the daughter of the freakin’ Governor, this would not be a private matter. But not to worry, the Governor does not believe in the right to privacy. She, like McCunt, believes it is their right to enter your bedroom. If only they brought klieg lights and a camera.

“Mommy,” said, Tigger, “I cunt have this baby.” But Governor Mommy told l’il Tigger it was her burden to bear, as they sat on the bear hide sofa. “You must marry Levi, he’s a nice Jewish boy,” said Governor Mommy.

Meanwhile, the Democratics were apoplectic. How can they attack Tina Fey when she’s running for Vice President? What will happen to 30 Rock if she gets elected? And how did she get elected in Alaska during the writers strike?

L’il Tigger was upset. “Mommy, you said not to give the boys b.j.s, so what was I supposed to do? Abstinence does not make the heart grow fonder, it makes the hard-on grow harder!”

The Governor looked at her sternly and said, “You should have used natural birth control and taken it up your hind end like I do when the First Dude gets frisky.”

“But Mommy, you had another baby just this spring. Was that on purpose?”

“Yes, Tigger, the Governorship and four children just wasn’t enough to keep me occupied.”

In St. Paul, preparations were made for the Elephant convention. While John and the Governor were in Mississippi filling sandbags, Cindy was rehearsing talking points with Steve Douchebag of Fox & Friends.

“Oh, Cindy, unh, John was right, you are a real cunt.”

“Steve, omygod, unh, unh, remember to say Sarah Palin has fern policy experience because Alaska is near Russia.”

“I will Cindy, unh, unh, unh, aaaaah. Here comes my intercuntinental ballistic missile!”

“Oh, Steve, nobody fucks you over like Fox News. Where’s Geraldo? I need a mustache ride!”

As they dressed, grievances were being redressed in the streets below. Geraldo was busy getting teargassed for his live take. Bill O’Reilly grabbed Keith Olbermann from behind, spun him around and kicked him in the balls. Dan Rather broadcast live to the one subscriber to HDNet. And Jon Stewart decided to start doing straight news because there was nothing left to satirize.

And instead of speaking at the convention, Cheney took Bush sailing in the Gulf as a hurricane approached. Cheney said, “George, drop trou and bend over, it’s time to show your support for offshore drilling!”

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About my good friend Mr. Mxyzptlk, he is not only Superman’s most confounding nemesis, but the alter ego of a libertarian-leaning (but not really) super-liberal who did once vote for a Republican (for District Attorney). He resides in a western swing (y’know, Bob Wills) state that was recently host to two national nominating conventions.

Some of Mr. Mxyzptlk's finest posts, Hey Teresa Pay Attention, 10 Things That I Really Don't Want To, Skid Marks, PT Barnum Lives, Surging Toward Lowest Common, and Supergroup for Geezers.
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Mr. Mxyztptlk, brilliant, hilarious essay. Great satire, toots. Grazie!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Join the Planned Parenthood Action Fund!

Courtesy of my good friend, Bubbsie, he posted this article, Using Sarah Palin for Fundraising, Planned Parenthood Nets $760k in Donations in comments.

I dragged my ass to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund to donate. You can donate as little as $5!

If you missed it, read the Life begins at rape... just ask Sarah Palin yarn. HelenWheels just posted a kick ass yarn about "Mooselini's" shotgun wedding here. JDC just launched a poliblog here. And Frannygirl alerted us to this dish Sarah Palin's 1984 Miss Alaska Pageant Video, Swimsuit Competition.

((UPDATE)) Unrelated, but probably the most shocking thing I've read in a long time: by Keep it Trill Chasing HIV for Benefits. Run. Read. Now.

Life Begins at Rape... Ask Mayor Sarah Palin

The article below is supposedly responsible for a fabulous new movement online: Donating to Planned Parenthood in Sarah Palin's name. I read about it via a friend on Facebook and from my girl FreidaBee. To me, this idea is brilliant, hilarious and sick on every level, so, of course I love the idea. Hello, do you know me?!


Anywho, the scandalicious article I found below was written by a dame who was so outraged by Palin when she was Mayor of Wasilla for not only charging women for rape kits, but also making it illegal to purchase the Grindhouse rape doll.

As if that's a value-add for women who have been raped. What's next from Cunterella Palin, paying filing fees for restraining orders against stalkers? Peeping Toms? Or paying an additional fee for protection if a restraining order has been violated? How else would this misogynistic cunt like to abuse women?

Life Begins at Rape... Ask Mayor Sarah Palin
By Shannyn Moore

Can you imagine having to pay for the CSI (crime scene investigation-fingerprinting, photography, etc) if your home was robbed? What if a bill came for the breathalyzer tests if you'd been hit by a drunk driver? When Sarah Palin was mayor, the city of Wasilla had the most egregious policy against victims of rape in the state of Alaska, possibly the entire country. The rape kit, a set of items used by medical personnel for gathering and preserving physical evidence following a sexual assault, was charged to the victim. (note: step 6)

I sat with a rape victim during the “harvesting of evidence”. Mascara smeared eyes stared blankly out from a cave of shame. “We’ve got swimmers,” announced the forensic tech in the lab next door. My friend didn’t look surprised. In her 60’s, she was still asked if she felt the need for emergency contraception. Surviving the process would have only been compounded and made worse with an itemized bill; victimized twice courtesy of Sarah Palin and the city of Wasilla.

Much can be learned about the Palin Administration’s family values from reviewing their spending priorities. Former Chief of Police Irl Stambaugh included forensic rape kits (up to $1,200 per kit) in his budget requests. He was fired by Palin in 1997. In her termination letter, Palin wrote, “…I do not feel I have your full support in my efforts to govern the city of Wasilla. Therefore I intend to terminate your employment. . . ” Staumbaugh headed the police department since it was created in 1993. Before that, he served 22 years with the Anchorage Police Department rising to the rank of captain. Sarah Palin hired Charlie Fannon as the new Wasilla Chief of Police and said it was one of her best decisions as mayor. Fannon eliminated the forensic rape kits from the budget. Though the number of rapes weren’t reported, Fannon claimed it would save Wasilla taxpayers $5,000 to $14,000 a year.

When Eric Croft, a Democrat Legislator from Anchorage, learned of Wasilla’s policy, he drafted HB 270, which Governor Tony Knowles signed into law. The new law made it illegal for any law enforcement agency to bill victims or victims’ insurance companies for the costs of examinations to collect evidence of a sexual assault or determine if a sexual assault actually occurred. Upon signing the law, Governor Knowles said, “We would never bill the victim of a burglary for the cost of gathering evidence, nor should we bill rape victims just because the crime scene happens to be their bodies.”

Wasilla Police Chief Fannon protested the new law stating it would require the city and communities to come up with more funds to cover the costs of the forensic exams. Really? Are the true costs of sexual assault and forcible rape in a community only measured and reflected in the dollars spent on the forensic rape kit?

Alaska has the nation’s highest per-capita rate of forcible rape. A disproportionate number of rape and sexual assault victims are Native Alaskan women. Alaska Native people in Anchorage were 9.7 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than others living in the city between 2000 and 2003. Alaska crime statistics never seemed to make a “Northern Exposure” episode. But this isn’t about statistics-real lives were affected by Palin’s regressive policies. One thing Alaska can’t seem to export is the fundamental information around a woman’s rights.

Alaska “liberalized” abortion laws before Roe v. Wade. Our dirty secret had to do with a woman’s right to be safe from rapists. This right to choose was not only threatened, but abolished with Sarah Palin’s archaic policy as Mayor of Wasilla. The rape kit included emergency contraception. To be sure, emergency contraception is not, nor does it cause an abortion. In fact, ec prevents pregnancy and therefore reduces abortions.

Under Palin’s Administration, “Life Begins at Rape” for women unable to pay for their forensic evidence gathering. Justice is served to women who can afford it and denied for those who can’t. I live in Alaska-the wealthiest of the 50 states! Forcing rape victims to pay for their own forensic rape kits is something one would expect to find in a fundamentalist country overseas. I have outrage fatigue. I can’t decide which facet of this policy is more upsetting. Is it the denial of justice for the poor? Is it the punishment of women who had been raped? Is it the political policies of a woman so entrenched in the “Pro-Life” movement she would deny justice to a victim? This is not a “Pro-Life” policy. This is a “Pro-Rapist” policy, and forced pregnancy policy.
It should be noted
Joe Biden introduced legislation to fund rape kits to women in America. John McCain voted against it.

When Sarah Palin was elected Alaska’s first female governor, I hoped these issues would be addressed as part of her “historic” platform. When Amnesty International published their study on rape statistics and Alaskan women, the response was pathetic. The now dismissed Commissioner of Public Safety, Walt Monegan, acknowledged the lack of law enforcement in Alaska as part of the problem. Since that time, Walt Monegan has been fired and $2.5 million dollars threatened from the budget for State Troopers. John Cyr is executive director of the Public Safety Employees Association, and has been very critical of the Palin administration’s commitment to keep Alaskan’s safer.

Under the Palin Administration, a law was passed that specifically deals with rapists. I am not making this up. It is now illegal for Alaskans to buy or sell the “Rapist No. 1” doll. Oh, you haven’t heard of it? It’s an “action figure” from Quentin Tarantino’s film “Grindhouse.” Yes, really. So now if you’re raped, you can take comfort in knowing Alaska outlawed an action figure.

For all the Alaskans who have taken the charge to protect fellow citizens from predators, this was A GIANT WASTE OF TIME. It’s embarrassing to write this. Who in the hell has been prosecuted for this “outrageous” purchase. Did she think people in Alaska with the propensity to rape women were suddenly dissuaded because they couldn’t buy a movie action figure?


If Alaska’s sexual assault statistics were true for the rest of the country, rape would be considered an epidemic and the National Guard would be called up. As Mayor and Governor, Sarah Palin has made justice illusive to criminals and forensics a commodity that victims must purchase. Meanwhile, rape prevention sits on the backburner. Being a rape victim isn’t necessary for outrage. You don’t need ovaries to protect the physical sanctity of fellow citizens. Life does not begin at rape, it just gets harder.

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Shannyn Moore. Born Alaskan. Patriot. Constitutionalist. Lover of Freedom. Giving hell to the establishment. Standing up to fascists and tyranny...both foreign and domestic.

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FYI, today is the last day to vote on Frannylicious' essay, so click on over and vote. Tomorrow morning, I will be posting Mister Mxyzptlk disturbingly funny essay. Don't forget ya'll, it's the first October essay to be posted.

The winner of the McCunt essay contest for September will be announced on October 1. I have two spaces left in Octy, so anyone who wants to submit, e-stalk me. Loving....

Friday, September 26, 2008

Where Palinoscopy Exemplifies Fucktardaree



My favorite line is "I'll try to find ya some, and bring em' to ya".



Wait, she was being facetious when she said she stands for democracy AND freedom, right? I mean, right?! Loved her response to the passport Q, "The way I have understood the world is through education." Her stupidity is surreal. "Putin, where's his head?" with a hand wave. Fab.

PS: Only three more days to vote for
Frannygirl's cuntalicious essay! Leave your vote in comments, please. Grazarella. Loving...

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Great Schlep



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The Great Schlep

"The Great Schlep aims to have Jewish grandchildren visit their grandparents in Florida, educate them about Obama, and therefore swing the crucial Florida vote in his favor. Don't have grandparents in Florida? Not Jewish? No problem! You can still become a schlepper and make change happen in 2008, simply by talking to your relatives about Obama".

Hit The Great Schlep for details, yo!

Don't forget to check out JewsVote.org.

PS: Regarding the debates, Obama is right, they absolutely must go on!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

And to think I didn't know what to post

Thanks to my brother Nick, I now have something to post! Grazarella Nick. Loving.



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PS: Don't forget to vote on Frannygirl's essay. The winner of September's contest will be announced on October 1st, 2008. The first essay of October will be posted on September 29th. I know. I know. I know. Technically it's still September. Don't hock.

Loving....

Monday, September 22, 2008

I Cunt and I Won't, A Yarn by FranICuntilyAm

While I have a big fucking potty mouth, using the word cunt does not come easily to me.

When it comes to that word, I think - I cunt, I won't! However now how can I not use it? My mind thinks I cunt, but my heart knows otherwise - yes it can. Yes it cunt. Se si puede, cuntilicious style.

I got to thinking about all the cunty candidate issues with this whole fucking cunt of an election. Obama and Biden are cunt free. That is sad because a cunt would be great on the Dem ticket. But no. And I mean a good cunt- like a cuntastic one. Bad cunts are everywhere in politics. Cuntileeza Rice comes to mind. Kay Bailey Cuntison is another Republican bad cunt. There is Michele Bachman. No cunt in her name but she is cuntiest of all cuntdom in many ways. This cunt go on.

Let me make my cuntpoint so we can all move on to whatever cunt-ventures await us. Personally, I was thinking of booking a trip to see the Valley of the Cunts. Where is that? Oh how about right between Coco's legs? That place is big enough for a spa, a hotel and a fucking cunt-casino. The views from the lips are cuntastic.

Anyway, I cunt-gress. Where was I?

So in the end this political season we do end up with a cunt and a bad one. The Republicunts have spoken and in '08 it goes down like this... McMunt and Cunt '08 on the Cuntatlk Express.


See you at the polls, cuntlettes, I love you all.

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FranIAm is the author of Festinelente-FranIAm where she frequently and beautifully writes about religion and politics, her life and her faith.
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Sunday, September 21, 2008

New Millennium Depression

If we find ourselves in a Depression, like the Great Depression of 1929, what will life look like? What will be the plan? Will there be looting? Will homelessness increase? Will senior citizens and individuals who rely on government income and housing be turfed?

Will I still have to pay my debt to the IRS? Will I even be able to buy stamps? Will there be vegan and gluten free friendly lines? What about vegetarian soup kitchens? Will we be hunting and skinning chickens and drinking unpasteurized milk from the nipples of cows?


What will we wear? Will we be homeless chic? Will the Internet still be accessible and if so, from where? How will I get my prescriptions filled? Will pharmacists be a thing of the past? Will I get food stamps? How will they be delivered if the building I’m living in is foreclosed? Will I be kicked out, or will I be slumming it? Will there be enough water to shower? If so, how frequently? If I wanted to sell my worldly possessions, who will I sell them to? Will I have electricity? Will there be air raids for callback shits and giggles? What about gas masks? Will they be en vogue? Will we be a Deco nation again? Can we loot vinty boutiques for flapper gowns and hold hairdressers hostage to revamp our Do's? Will vacant buildings begin to crumble and echo sounds of former junkies now living in better quarters?

Specifically, what will happen if the market crashes? I don’t have a Do it yourself Depression kit. Moreover, I don’t think I have Depression skills, not physical ones anyway, and aren't those the ones that matter? Should I increase my exercise regimen? I can’t sew or darn socks. I can barely knit a sweater, though I can knit a scarf. Gloves are out. Oh, but gloves sans fingertips were all the rage during the Depression. Will they come back? Will we find ourselves hovering over garbage can fires at night? Will make our own firewood by tearing down houses we've looted. Assuming we're going to be a nation of looters, of course.

Should I take all of my money, not that it’s so much, out of the bank? Should I stop paying rent or send less each month and claim I need to save what little I have? Should I move in with my family? Oh, wait, I love them hard, but we’d kill each other. H
mm… wait, there is that looming Depression thing. What to do, what to do. What to do.

If we borrow that proposed 700 billion dollars, can we rename Black Tuesday Black Bush? The semi-crash we’re experiencing now isn’t a full-on crash, so there’s that. And I suppose that is what Bush is going for, right? I mean, right? That is his plan, isn't it? To turn us into a third world country or a depressed nation. The HAVES will no longer HAVE anything. The HAVE NOTS, let's face it, we're accustomed to a decent style of living, even if it isn't plush by other's standards.

What is the fucking DEPRESSION PLAN?! Somebody please tell me what we're going to do if we find ourselves in a Depression in the next few weeks, or months. The only upside that I can think of is that I'd be thin.

Last Day to Vote!

Shalomers Lovers. Today is the last day to vote on JDC's essay Sometimes I want to call Cindy McCain a Cunt, Too. Leave your vote in comments here. This is a damn close race, folks. Damn close. Those Bojamacakes are calling.

Tomorrow, I will be posting my girl Frannylish's yarn.

I have two more spaces left in October, peeps. Estalk me your yarns, videos, audio clips, whatever you wish. I'm all eyes and ears.

Five Scandalicious PoliQ Meems

First, this kick ass image is courtesy of @JPostman on Twitter, social networking guru and author. Thank you, J.

Second, THANK YOU to every blogger who participated in the poliQ Meem. So far, we are up to 18 (as far as I know). I'm kvellarella. I am hoping this week, we can hit 20! Spill the beans and viralate this meem. Ooh, I think I'm happy with viralate as a new made up word. Thoughts? Love? Hate? Maybe?

The more we discuss the issues in this forum, the more I hope we sway moderates and independents, even libertarians fencing and wondering why they should bother voting. Every poli blogger who posted the poliQ Meem here, here, here and here not only shared their personal point of view, but maintained extraordinary objectivity and presented honest, insightful facts about the economy -- especially -- where we're headed if another republican is elected into office. And how much the middle and working class have suffered during the past eight-years. Can we really afford more of the same? Seriously?! Personally, I feel Palin is the devil's mistress and McSlain is a fucktard with one foot on the peel. Objectively, we will hit a depression and economic disaster if they win, period. Sorry. I'm blueJewin' it on that one, kids.

However... I am proud to bring you five more fabulous poliQ meems, all are new bloggers to me. Each offers a unique perspective on similar issues and are definitely worth the read.

The Quaker Agitator is most furious about the wars, yes wars, not war: within our country and abroad and the economic fallout as a result. QA spilled about education, too. My favey quote was in response to the question if McCain/Palin were to win this election where we'd be in four years "To hell, quickly, in an Alaskan hand basket. With wolf fur trim." HA. Though, he's right. His response to question #6 will take your mothah fuckin wig off! Final quotable that I la-havd "John McCain selected Ms. Palin simply and only for the sake of political expediency, and because, I believe, some other folks wanted her on the ticket to satisfy their agendas. And that makes this choice rash, and dangerous." What are you waiting for? Click, beautiful babies, click.

Liberality is a divine dame, she's a hippie by her design. The issues she's most passionate about in this election are the restoration of our civil liberties, ending the war and preserving the environment. She writes at length about the severity of our economic sitch and the realities we face if Obama/Biden don't make it into office. Favorite quotable, "We have lost our civil rights. We have become a broken country with a broken government. We went from having a balanced budget, with a peace time surplus, to a huge debtor nation on the brink of collapse." She's sooooo right! Run. Read. Now.

Border Explorer is a volunteer and an activist. Her biggest issues, the war, peace, foreign policy, the economy, international trade, constitutional rights, health care and the environment. Ooh, good quote "Our economy is bottoming out. Irresponsible spending has bankrupted us." Sad, but true. You gotta read this one, tootsie rolls.

A Feather Adrift's issues are health care, the war and foreign policy. Her points regarding eliminating lobbyists and removing business from politics were excellent. For the love, we've become a war mongering big business government and we've been fucked because of it. Good quotey-quote "Palin is unqualified pure and simple, and an embarrassment internationally." And "Sarah Palin is not fit to run a day care center let alone a country." You disagree? Didn't think so. Read.

Okjimms Eggroll Emporium's take is snarky, funny and wise. His issues of concern, the war and when "Palin is going to finish that bridge from Alaska to Hawaii". Ha. Check it out, yo.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Flawless PoliQs if I do Say so myself

I am in PoliQ bliss right now and in awe of FreidaBee and Randal. They have truly outdone themselves. Wait until you read what these two have cooked up. They are so in the loop politically and so damn smart and savvy.

FreidaBee's PoliQ. First of all, FreidaBee is one of my favey dames. I adore this woman. She's not typical, and not someone you can compartmentalize or categorize. She is her own woman through and through. Her brutal honesty is as alarming as it is exquisite.

FreidaB wrote from a very personal perspective about the environment, health care, economic equality, ending the war, eliminating the death penalty and preserving a woman's right to choice. Excellent points all around, especially these quotables, "End the War- Yesterday. Try Bush, et. al for crimes against humanity, please. I think killing is wrong. (Plus, quick look over at the counter over there in the sidebar. We've paid and gone into debt $555 trillion to do this murdering.)" And "It seems like he thinks that we (women) are so stupid that we won't know the difference between Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin. It is the sexist version of the provebial racist view that all people of color look alike." You have got to run and read this post now!

L'ennui Melodieux's PoliQ, I think I could start blogdating Randal, he's quite possibly more irreverent than I am and so inappropriately funny. When I say you have to read him, I mean you don't have a choice, but to read him. Why? He's insanely brilliant, or insane and brilliant. Regardless, he's fabulous.

This is my favorite quotable, "Everything is about control. Resource control, economic control, social control, body control -- and not in that Mary Lou Retton/Mikhail Baryshnikov kind of way -- all while being fed shiny bullshit in order to numb the cerebral cortex so even more control can be exerted, the whole sordid program done with a smiling face thereby preventing the need for jackbooted thugs better seen in black and white movies, video games and World War Two reenactments in various Idaho towns."

Oh, wait, found another, "Don't get me started on the fucking censorship shit. I don't have to read your Bible, you don't have to read my 69 Ways to Find Cheap, Quality Porn Online." Click away and read.

Palin: wrong woman, wrong message, By Gloria Steinem

Found on my girl PlainsFeminist' blog, a Gloria Steinem essay in the LA Times that you must, must, must read. Below are a few excerpts.


Palin's value to those patriarchs is clear: She opposes just about every issue that women support by a majority or plurality. She believes that creationism should be taught in public schools but disbelieves global warming; she opposes gun control but supports government control of women's wombs; she opposes stem cell research but approves "abstinence-only" programs, which increase unwanted births, sexually transmitted diseases and abortions; she tried to use taxpayers' millions for a state program to shoot wolves from the air but didn't spend enough money to fix a state school system with the lowest high-school graduation rate in the nation; she runs with a candidate who opposes the Fair Pay Act but supports $500 million in subsidies for a natural gas pipeline across Alaska; she supports drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, though even McCain has opted for the lesser evil of offshore drilling. She is Phyllis Schlafly, only younger.

I don't doubt her sincerity. As a lifetime member of the National Rifle Assn., she doesn't just support killing animals from helicopters, she does it herself. She doesn't just talk about increasing the use of fossil fuels but puts a coal-burning power plant in her own small town. She doesn't just echo McCain's pledge to criminalize abortion by overturning Roe vs. Wade, she says that if one of her daughters were impregnated by rape or incest, she should bear the child. She not only opposes reproductive freedom as a human right but implies that it dictates abortion, without saying that it also protects the right to have a child.

Run. Read. Now.

Coco Has a New Magazine

Courtesy of my good friend, JDC, who also penned this magnificent essay Sometimes I want to call Cindy McCain a Cunt, Too (remember voting ends tomorrow, Sunday! Run. Read. Vote. Now), sent me a Coco link. Anyone who reads The Vey knows how hard I OCD about Coco and her lipantics.

Guess what?!?!?

Our girl is starting her own magazine. Are you wondering what the name of it is? I bet you are, aren't you? I'm sure you'll be shocked to find out, too. The name is so, well, like nothing you'd ever imagine. She chose a unique name, really she did. Our girl is very, very, very clever. Click here to find out and then come back.

In true form, Coco has even given us a pictorial sneak peak of what's to come in the first issue. I wonder if they're looking for writers. Gee, I'd be fabulous. You disagree?

PoliQs Meem

Shalom Loverdeedo's. So. I've been thinking... Many of the finest polibloggers out there have participated in this meemish (THANK YOU!) I'd love to see it going until the election. I think it gives us an opportunity to sway voters on the fence, like independents and moderate republicans.

You've all tabled important issues and put so much thought and passion into your answers. Please help me keep it going! Anyone who participates, drop me a lil' e-stalk and I will post about it like I did here and here.

PoliQ's below:

1) What is your name (nickname, whatever you're comfortable sharing), your age (range), gender, occupation, income bracket (range), how you identify (gay/straight/whatever)? Married/Single/Divorced? Kids (how many)?

2) What are the most important issues to you in this presidential election and why?

3) Why do you think voters should vote for Obama/Biden, what differentiates this ticket from McCain/Palin?

4) If McCain/Palin wins this election, where do you see our country going in the next four years?

5) Economically, where do you think this country is today and how do you think Obama/Biden can make a positive impact?

6) In the past 8-years, how do you think this country has changed under the Bush regime? Have you been affected by these changes? If so, in what ways?

7) I have read that Palin is considered the new voice of feminism, which is offensive in my opinion. Of equal concern are her views on abortion and the removal of books from libraries. I'd like to know what you think about all of that and how you feel about McCain choosing Palin as a running mate. And what kind of message you think that sends to women?

Anything else you wish to add, please feel free to do so.


What do you say, chuckie'eggs?! Are you in?
xo

Friday, September 19, 2008

Which One A Youse Lives in Omaha?!

Author of one of the most brilliant novels I have ever read, Three Fallen Women, Amy Guth, also one of my favorite people evah, is going to be at the Downtown Omaha Lit Fest this weekend. Read all about it here.

Throughout the weekend, there will be events, writerly panel discussions, readings and so much more.

Hit it, yo! Treat yourself to a weekend of literary loveliness. Please, how perfectly flawless. Run. Go. Now.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ask Your TV Stations Why You Didn't See The Biggest Rally in Alaska?!

This is awesome! Just sent via email.

The Alaska Women Reject Palin rally was to be held outside on the lawn in front of the Loussac Library in midtown Anchorage. Homemade signs were encouraged, and the idea was to make a statement that Sarah Palin does not speak for all Alaska women, or men. I had no idea what to expect.

The rally was organized by a small group of women, talking over coffee. It made me wonder what other things have sta rted with small groups of women talking over coffee. It's probably an impressive list. These women hatched the plan, printed up flyers, posted them around town, and sent notices to local media outlets. One of those media outlets was KBYR radio, home of Eddie Burke, a long-time uber-conservative Anchorage talk show host.

Turns out that Eddie Burke not only announced the rally, but called the people who planned to attend the rally 'a bunch of socialist baby-killing maggots,' and read the home phone numbers of the organizers aloud over the air, urging listeners to call and tell them what they thought. The women, of course, received some nasty, harassing and threatening messages.

I felt a bit apprehensive. I'd been disappointed before by the turnout at other rallies. Basically, in Anchorage, if you can get 25 people to show up at an event, it's a success. So, I thought to myself, if we can actually get 100 people there that aren't sent by Eddie Burke, we'll be doing good. A real statement will have been made. I confess, I still had a mental image of 15 demonstrators surrounded by hundreds of menacing 'socialist baby-killing maggot' haters.

It's a good thing I wasn't tailgating when I saw the crowd in front of the library or I would have ended up in somebody's trunk. When I got there, about 20 minutes early, the line of sign wavers stretched the full length of the library grounds, along the edge of the road, 6 or 7 people deep! I could hardly find a place to park. I nabbed one of the last spots in the library lot, and as I got out of the car and started walking, people seemed to join in from every direction, carrying signs.

Never, have I seen anything like it in my 17 and a half years living in Anchorage. The organizers had someone walk the rally with a counter, and they clicked off well over 1400 people (not including the 90 counter-demonstrators). This was the biggest political rally ever, in the history of the state. I was absolutely stunned. The second most amazing thing is how many people honked and gave the thumbs up as they drove by. And even those that didn't honk looked wide-eyed and awe-struck at the huge crowd that was growing by the minute. This just doesn't happen here.Then, the infamous Eddie Burke showed up. He tried to talk to the media, and was instantly surrounded by a group of 20 people who started shouting O-BA-MA so loud he couldn't be heard. Then passing cars started honking in a rhythmic pattern of 3, like the Obama chant, while the crowd cheered, hooted and waved their signs high.

So, if you've been doing the math… Yes. The Alaska Women Reject Palin rally was significantly bigger than Palin's rally that got all the national media coverage! So take heart, sit back, and enjoy the photo gallery. Feel free to spread the pictures around to anyone who needs to know that Sarah Palin most definitely does not speak for all Alaskans. The citizens of Alaska, who know her best, have things to say.

That sure did make my day and I am so not a forward queen.

Dish and That

Free Republic... my ass. Check out that link, seriously. Lipstick republican women for Palin. What these women are talking about is so disturbing, "My husband thinks she's hot." "She doesn't have cankles". "Love her!" "I just ordered dozens of lipstick republican t-shirts for my daughters." "I love her hair". "Those glasses are soooo cute."

Not one woman addressed her politics, not one. Insult to injury, they regard her as the new feminist. I'm deeply offended that a woman advocates throwing us back 50-years, is against equal pay, opposed to a woman's right to choice and supports book banning. If you can stomach it, check out the link. If, if, if you can stomach it because you will be super neesh after reading it.

In case you missed it on some other blogs, you must read this article found on Acts of Hope regarding White Privilege. Rolling Stone wrote a scanadlicious article about the Stolen Election of 2004. Courtesy of From The Left, McCainpedia lie counter. Fanfuckintastic I tell ya. Kick ass Facebook group for those of you who are facebooking: STOP McCain-Palin (One Million Strong AGAINST McCain-Palin).

For the non-political dish of the day, yesterday morning I got an email request asking what color my bra and panties were. I responded by telling him I was quite certain he e-stalked the wrong Katie. His response, "lol im sorry! however it would still be nice to know......" Would it kill you to capitalize LOL? What about adding an apostrophe after "I" and before "M"? How about capitalizing any letter? Throw me a bone. Oy.



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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

More Brilliant PoliQs, I'm Kvelling!


What a grand blogging day today was, just like yesterday. I was introduced to 4 new bloggers who answered the PoliQs flawlessly.

My Saturday Evening Post is brilliance and sarcasm at it's finest. Pushing Fifty Gently's POV from Canada was awesome. I'd love to see more people in other countries participate in the PoliQ. I am so looking forward to getting to know her delicious bloggy blog. Thailand Girl addressed concerns about foreign affairs with a slew of quotables. Little Merry Sunshine dished up fierce facts and a fast talkin' (writing) personality. A blog of note that we all know and love is Bubbsie's, who tossed out so many pearls of wisdom, I'm still reeling.

Bubbsie is the author of Sprawling Ramshackle Compound and my good friend, a truly amazing mensch with a heart, and family spun of gold, answered from the exquisitely personal, to the brilliantly objective. Lots of important facts and links. Callbacks to the past and what middle class Americans once had and how that's literally become a thing of the past. Bubbsie, you're the shit. We love him hard! Loved this quote: "It's like I told a coworker the other day: if you're more outraged by flag lapel pins and YouTube clips of angry black preachers than you are by the fact it costs you $3,000 a year to drive to work now, and you can't retire because you can't pay for health insurance, then I guess McCain is your man. Go home, pour yourself a stiff drink and listen to God Bless the USA a few more times until you numb the pain." Make like a mouse and click now!

My Saturday Evening Post, PS: We started blogdating instantly. He's tits, yo. He dished about the restoration of our civil liberties. This quote killed "wacky 18th century hippies, Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Franklin". MSEP also wrote about ending our occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, oodles of facts about tax and debt relief for Americans who need it the most. Our fiscal crisis and where we're heading if McCain/Palin win. What struck me the most was the messages we're sending by electing these two shmeggeggies into office, as well as the message Palin's nomination sends to women. Run. Read. Now.

Pushing Fifty Gently, Oh, I like this dame. We've just begun our blog courtship. Jaliya wrote from the Canadian perspective, loved this one. She boils it down from the outside looking in. One of my favorite quotes, "As a Canadian citizen, I can’t think of many things more important than to contribute to our American neighbours’ awareness of how the rest of the world is holding its collective breath for their election’s outcome. Hit it, loverdeedos.

ThailandGal, Yuppers, I'm diggin' ha. One of my favorite quotes was "I believe any country is only as civilized as the way it treats all its citizens." Have truer words been spoken?! Nah. Thailand Girl gave us an eyeful regarding foreign policy, education, health care and economic equality. Another quote that resonated was this one, the antithesis of the republican party "I haven't been that affected but that doesn't matter. If any of us are affected, all of us are affected." Click riiiiiiiiiiiight now.

Little Merry Sunshine, Merry Little Sunshine is a woman. One of the questions asked was if she had kids. Her answer: "None that I know of". Moxie and humor. Love ha. Biggest issues, the economy, health care and the war. Outstanding facts. Comprehensive comparagraph re: O/B and M/P. Oh, wait and this quote kicks ass "Not to be funny, but McCain/Palin believe government should be small enough to fit inside my uterus." Make your Merry way over, my dears.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

PoliQs Of Great Importance From 5 Great Women!

I could not be more in love with FranIAm, DCup, ImpeachmentAndOtherDreams, HelenWheels and DivaJood, five brilliant women, than I am right now in this moment.

I am so proud of each of these dames and admire their moxie so hard. Eloquently parsing fact from fiction, expressing their disdain with the Bush regime while articulating their views about why we should vote for Obama Biden and sharing how the past eight-years have impacted their lives personally and professionally. You have got to read what they've written. Speaking for myself, every literary morsel took my wig off, made me think and taught me something new about each politician that I am grateful for.

These broads KICK MOTHAH FUCKIN ASS.

Run. Read. Now. Here's the dish:

DCup of Politits, my sweet, open-minded friend and blogger spoke at length about the economy and the war. The important separation of church and state. Our loss of civil liberties and how much worse it will get should McCunt and Palin make it into office, and ending our dependence on fossil fuels. Click ovah, bubbies.

My good friend and fascinating dame with an indefatigable spirit, FranIAm wrote about the importance of separation of church and state, the economic woes we would continue facing if Bush/Palin win and, and, and how myopic their agenda would be if elected, versus thinking about what's best for America, especially in this horrific and what I regard as deadly economy. Beautiful. Go on, get your click on.

ImpeachmentAndOtherDreams, a new blog buddy, wrote at length about the economy, re-regulation and where we're headed if McCain/Palin steal the election. PS: One of her comments about sacrificing the goat is hilarsquared. The part about Palin being a tool for the patriarchy is brilliant. Again, you know the drill... Click, click, click.

HelenWheels, New blog buddy, to be sure. Though originally not an Obama supporter, which I can relate to because I was hoping for Hillary, expresses honestly why those who might not have originally chosen him should vote for him. The issues HW tables about global warming, the war, health care, civil liberties, international relations and our economic infrastructure include lots of important facts! Brilliant points all around. Run. Read. Now. After you've fallen for her, HelenWheels also posted about voter cockblocking that you must read.

DivaJood, a dame I adore slammed us with health care, the environment, the Supreme Court and Roe v. Wade, the war and with pure candor, the impact to her life personally and professionally. Great facts on Palin's pro-life posture veiled as "Feminists for Life". Drag your gorgeous touchases to her blog and check it out.

Anyone interested in participating and tagging other great political bloggers, I beg you to do so. If you need the questions, you'll find them over at each bloggers post above. You can also e-stalk me and I'll e-mail them to yas. Oh, and, darlings, send me the URL. I will post about it and link to you.

This election is too important for any of us to be apathetic. Ooh, that was pushy-judgey-judgey. Sorry. Hey, I'm a pushy dame. Are you new?!

I am filled with awe and gratitude for these goils and thank them dearly.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

What PoliQ You Ask?

I asked a few heavy hitting political bloggers from all walks of life to answer some poliQ's about why they're voting for Obama/Biden, issues of concern for them, a bit about their background, etc.

One of the bloggers, a favorite of mine, actually is MonkeyMucker. As you know, he's deeply passionate about politics, especially this election and his been blogging a lot of important issues that we need to know about.

Please, please, please check out his answers to the PoliQ, they took my wig off, yo. Some of what he said regarding economics realllllly struck a chord.

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Sometimes I Want to Call Cindy McCain A Cunt Too

One has to wonder what McCain will call his new Vice-President choice Sarah Palin when he inevitably loses his cool with her? Surely it couldn’t be “shithead”, “asshole”, or “fucking jerk” like he has referred to his fellow congressmen. He respects and works with these men every day. They work together to shape our lives and the future of America. There is an unimagined level of camaraderie and respect between these political gentlemen and women.

No, this is just the kind of behavior real men show. Real men often call each other names that are the complete opposite of what they think. Real men jokingly refer to their friends as “fags”, “queer”, and “dickface” all the time.

This man was a POW - as he takes every opportunity to remind us. Real men make hard decisions every day. For example, McCain realized he was deeply in love with Cindy Lou Hensley and made the difficult choice to end his marriage of fourteen years. It takes a strong man to realize when something is wrong and to make it right by marrying his mistress one month after his divorce.

Heck, everyone loves this little war-victim – even the honest and unbiased press. He brings donuts to those little fuckers (see, I used a real man teasing term of endearment there). He reminds us often of the ideals of America and the moral fiber that runs deep in our souls, but people forget that he is also a man of deep humor. He just doesn’t take himself too seriously and that ease translates well into his loving relationship with his wife Cindy. Take this playful scene from the early 1992 Senate bid.

“At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain's hair and said, "You're getting a little thin up there." McCain's face reddened, and he responded, "At least I don't plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt." McCain's excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days.”

Cunt indeed! It’s this very sweet and good-natured playfulness that takes away the pressures of the world when you are partners in life. How silly and juvenile for any of the naysayers who scoff that McCain married Cindy for her money, all the beer he can drink, and a sweet GILF.

Consider this when McCain says things about Obama like "I admire and respect Senator Obama. For a young man with very little experience, he's done very well. For his very, very great lack of experience and knowledge of the issues, he's been very successful." I’m certain he shows the same respect for Miss Palin with her Alaskan governor experience of two years and now a heartbeat away from the most powerful position in the world. Cindy may be the cunt of his life, but I know that “Pussy” Palin can’t be far behind.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on SNL

We all saw this, yes? If not, it's entirely too flawless not to pass along....

Too Delicious Not to Pass Along

Just got this via email, Obama vs. Palin & McCunt.

I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight.....

If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're "exotic, different."?

Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, a quintessential American story?

If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim?

Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, you're a maverick?

Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable?

Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded?

If you spend 3 years as a community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you don't have any real leadership experience?

If your total resume is: local sportscaster, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you're qualified to become the country's second highest ranking executive?

If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian?

If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a Christian?

If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society?

If, while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state's school system while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant, you're very responsible?

If your wife is a Harvard lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise afamily, your family's values don't represent America's?

If you're husband is nicknamed "First Dude", with at least one DWI conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely admirable?

OK, much clearer now.

Deepak Chopra on The Palin Effect



Very interesting read from the psychological perspective.

Sometimes politics has the uncanny effect of mirroring the national psyche even when nobody intended to do that. This is perfectly illustrated by the rousing effect that Gov. Sarah Palin had on the Republican convention in Minneapolis this week. On the surface, she outdoes former Vice President Dan Quayle as an unlikely choice, given her negligent parochial expertise in the complex affairs of governing. Her state of Alaska has less than 700,000 residents, which reduces the job of governor to the scale of running one-tenth of New York City. By comparison, Rudy Giuliani is a towering international figure. Palin's pluck has been admired, and her forthrightness, but her real appeal goes deeper.

She is the reverse of Barack Obama, in essence his shadow, deriding his idealism and exhorting people to obey their worst impulses . In psychological terms the shadow is that part of the psyche that hides out of sight, countering our aspirations, virtue, and vision with qualities we are ashamed to face: anger, fear, revenge, violence, selfishness, and suspicion of "the other." For millions of Americans, Obama triggers those feelings, but they don't want to express them. He is calling for us to reach for our higher selves, and frankly, that stirs up hidden reactions of an unsavory kind. (Just to be perfectly clear, I am not making a verbal play out of the fact that Sen. Obama is black. The shadow is a metaphor widely in use before his arrival on the scene.) I recognize that psychological analysis of politics is usually not welcome by the public, but I believe such a perspective can be helpful here to understand Palin’s message. In her acceptance speech Gov. Palin sent a rousing call to those who want to celebrate their resistance to change and a higher vision.

Look at what she stands for:

--Small town values -- a denial of America's global role, a return to petty, small-minded parochialism.

--Ignorance of world affairs -- a repudiation of the need to repair America's image abroad.

--Family values -- a code for walling out anybody who makes a claim for social justice. Such strangers, being outside the family, don't need to be heeded.

--Rigid stands on guns and abortion -- a scornful repudiation that these issues can be negotiated with those who disagree.--Patriotism -- the usual fallback in a failed war.

--"Reform" -- an italicized term, since in addition to cleaning out corruption and excessive spending, one also throws out anyone who doesn't fit your ideology.

Palin reinforces the overall message of the reactionary right, which has been in play since 1980, that social justice is liberal-radical, that minorities and immigrants, being different from "us" pure American types, can be ignored, that progressivism takes too much effort and globalism is a foreign threat. The radical right marches under the banners of "I'm all right, Jack," and "Why change? Everything's OK as it is." The irony, of course, is that Gov. Palin is a woman and a reactionary at the same time. She can add mom to apple pie on her resume, while blithely reversing forty years of feminist progress. The irony is superficial; there are millions of women who stand on the side of conservatism, however obviously they are voting against their own good. The Republicans have won multiple national elections by raising shadow issues based on fear, rejection, hostility to change, and narrow-mindedness.

Obama's call for higher ideals in politics can't be seen in a vacuum. The shadow is real; it was bound to respond. Not just conservatives possess a shadow -- we all do. So what comes next is a contest between the two forces of progress and inertia. Will the shadow win again, or has its furtive appeal become exhausted? No one can predict. The best thing about Gov. Palin is that she brought this conflict to light, which makes the upcoming debate honest. It would be a shame to elect another Reagan, whose smiling persona was a stalking horse for the reactionary forces that have brought us to the demoralized state we are in. We deserve to see what we are getting, without disguise.

Deepak Chopra

 

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