The etimology of “Palin”

Palin: n:

1. An applicant lacking even basic job skills.

2. Someone supremely un-self-aware or lacking any relative sense of what s/he does or doesn’t know.

HR sent me another Palin for the marketing manager job.

Derived from Sarah Palin, Gov. of Alaska, picked to be Senator John McCain’s running mate in an unsuccessful bid for the White House in 2008. Sarah Palin instantly rose to national prominance, only to plummet just as quickly when she gave her first nationally televised interview, revealing near-total ignorance of the most basic political subjects and issues of the campaign.

HT – Urban Dictionary

With Solemn Pride

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, armistice began. World War I, The “Great War,” the war between the Entente Powers (the Allies) and the Central Powers (led by Germany) had finally come to an end. The next year, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11, 1919, to be Armistice Day. His proclamation began, “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations….”
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Matthews Slams Harris: You Speak With A Forked Tongue

Chris Matthews calls B.S. on Todd Harris for the double standard Republicans have where they come in with slim wins and do exactly what they want and say they have a mandate, but expect Democrats to pussy-foot around and apologize for being there when they win by large margins. Todd replies by saying that acting that way will make Obama end up with an approval rating like Bush. Really Todd Harris? You think that’s what will happen if Obama pushes through a populist agenda against the will of the Republicans?  Todd Harris is a typical Republican Strategist – all that comes out of his mouth is garbage.

Scarborough drops f-bomb on live television

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MSNBC broadcasted uncensored profanity today on Morning Joe. Joe Scarborough was talking about Rahm Emanuel when he used the F-word.

Scarborough said, “The nature of this campaign has really been the steady nature of Barack Obama, the steady nature of David Axelrod, the not so stead nature of Robert Gibbs – only because he went to Auburn – but these are good decent steady men. that don’t go around flipping people off or screaming ‘fuck you’ at the top of their lungs.”

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Apparently it wasn’t the first time… (This tape from November 10, 2006)

Can you imagine the screams of rage and anguish from the Right if it had been someone like Keith Olbermann or Rachel Maddow who had let lose with the dreaded ‘F-word’ on either of their shows…

Great News! 4 More Years of Keith Olbermann

MSNBC sent out a press release heralding four more years of Keith Olbermann on MSNBC:  Huffington Post has the release.

MSNBC has voted for four more years of Keith Olbermann and the top-rated “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” it was announced today by Phil Griffin, President, MSNBC. The new four-year agreement calls for Olbermann to continue as host of “Countdown;” additionally, Olbermann will play a prominent role in MSNBC’s coverage of all major news events. He will also continue to co-host NBC’s “Football Night in America” studio show.

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