The Watering Hole: February 16 – Palin’s Google search story

“resignation letter samples”

Heh, I love it.  *wink*

HT:  Girl du Jour

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11 thoughts on “The Watering Hole: February 16 – Palin’s Google search story

  1. On Sunday morning I had caught part of some show called “To The Contrary”, I forget who the hostess is. There were 4 or 5 women sitting around discussing a couple of topics, including Sarah Palin. What struck me as insane was that all of the women took Palin seriously as a national political figure. To me, Palin is a joke – a nasty practical joke that the McCain, Bill Kristol, etal, played on the nation. I don’t understand how anyone can listen to Sarah without wincing and thanking their lucky stars that McCain did not win.

    I love how in just a little over one year McCain has, in the conservatives’ eyes, gone from Presidential candidate to useless old dinosaur. Or maybe albatross is a better description.

  2. You’re right, Cats, Palin is definitely insulting to women (except Carrie Prejean – they’re two peas in a pod.) It’s amazing, though, that some men go all drooly over Palin – if we women did that sort of thing over a nice-looking male Presidential candidate, we’d be ridiculed forever, and men would say “that’s why we should never have given women the vote”!

    Objectively, Mitt Romney is considered to be a good-looking man; under that exterior, he’s still a wealthy idiot! Under Sarah’s exterior, she’s not wealthy (but wants to be) but she’s definitely an idiot.

    Lass, as someone who hasn’t been able to afford new eyeglasses for several years, it just flabbergasts me to see how often Sarah changes hers. They can’t be just inexpensive reading glasses, because she does wear them all of the time. I have three pairs of glasses: bifocals, computer glasses, and prescription sunglasses. Replacing all three would run me about $1500. I wonder what Sarah pays for all of hers?

    • Palin has to wear those glasses to correct her wonky eye. 😛

      I’m in the same boat, Jane. I’ve been wearing these glasses for at least 5 years, and even though they’re bifocals, I have to use a magnifying glass for small print. Student Health doesn’t pay for glasses. I may soon have to hit the Bank of Dad. Not thrilled about that.

  3. To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, (pronounced ur-BAY) comes on my PBS at midnight on Friday nights. It’s a womens’ issues show, and it follows politics well. I used to watch it when I was routinely awake that late, while on night shift.

    I went without glasses for several years, until my employer paid for prescription safety glasses, and all I had to do was get a current prescription ($15 copay) and pick out the frames at work. My nearsightedness had regressed with age, so I could see well enough to drive without glasses, but wore a pair of non-prescription safety glasses when I drove, in case I was ever stopped by a cop. My license still requires corrective lenses.

  4. Looks like we’re all in the same boat – we haven’t had new glasses in 4 or 5 years, either. Darned computers, ruining our eyes so quickly! Really, anyone whose work involves peering at a computer screen all day should have full eyeglass coverage as part of their healthcare plan – I wouldn’t mind having to pay for my prescription sunglasses, but the prescription for my computer glasses should be updated at least every other year.

    I like some of Sarah’s frames – until fairly recently, my choice in frames was always limited by how goddamned thick my lenses were. Sigh…yes, I’ve always been a blind geek.

  5. I’m due for a new pair of glasses myself, and these current lenses are so strong you can see into next week with them!

  6. I’ve been wearing my reading glasses for ten years and also use a magnifying glass for small print. I even keep one in my purse so I can read menus in restaurants and fine print on ingredients in grocery stores. (Honestly, people are allergic to things like walnuts and the put them in such small in the ingredients, and this sort of thing can actually kill someone!)

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