The Watering Hole: March 9 — Sarah Palin is a traitor


Sarah Palin’s opportunistic and unceasing attacks on a sitting United States President, during a time of war, have earned her the scorching attention of Pravda.

By attacking the democratically elected President of the United States of America at a sensitive time in her country’s history, she shows the tact of a boorish drunkard bawling obscenities at a funeral….


Our own media won’t say Palin’s a traitor — probably because they want to spare us the high-pitched self-pitying whining screech that would emit from Palin and her wingnut protectors — or maybe just because they’re lazy.

But wait, there’s more…

If anything is a threat to the national security of the United States of America, it is this screaming, unrefined oaf with as much class as a searing release of flatulence followed by hysterical giggling at a state banquet. Is this what the people of the USA deserve?

Srsly, could anyone say it any better than this?

Bottom line, Sarah Palin and her ilk are traitors to this country.  Not because they constantly attack President Obama — he can take their annoying buzzing — but because they loosen the fabric of this nation by picking at threads.  Day after day, inch by inch, insidiously they do their best to shred what it means to be American.

History will remember these times with shame.

This is our daily open thread — Discuss!

90 thoughts on “The Watering Hole: March 9 — Sarah Palin is a traitor

  1. It isn’t just Sarah Palin the individual that is annoying to me.
    It’s her entire train wreck of a family that is trotted out before the media in a steady steam of self agrandizing sound bites and ridiculous TV shows.
    In Bristol Palins case, there’s a more literal meaning to “trotting out”
    Bristol glibly klippity klopped her way across the stage on Dancing With The Stars until America vomited.
    They got one thing right, life’s a trip in that family,

    • What irritates me is that she stands on a platform of family values when every single family member in her family can’t seem to get married before getting pregnant, and yet, Rush Limbaugh attacks the likes of a 30 year old Law student who dares to advocate for women’s access to affordable birth control.

  2. In Palin’s case, “traitor” is such a gentle and unassuming descriptor. Needs at least a dozen adjectives to “modify or make clearer the meaning” etc. Words like ‘stupid, shrill, disgusting, idiotic, uninformed, half-witted, slimy, putrid, …’ — well, you know.

  3. The entire Palin episode is attuned to the current American fascination for ‘reality’ crap.
    Her fifteen minutes are up, Bristol is a no talent media hoar just like her Mommy. It’s sad, pathetic and not newsworthy.

  4. From the Center for Biodiversity —


    Uranium won’t be mined anytime soon near two of Colorado’s most stunning waterways. A judge has upheld a ban on the U.S. Department of Energy’s 42-square-mile uranium leasing program near the Dolores and San Miguel rivers — a ban first obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity and four other environmental groups on a lawsuit we filed in 2008 — even in the face of what the Center’s Taylor McKinnon called the “Department of Energy’s legal shenanigans.”

    According to the Center’s suit and Judge Martinez’s decision, the department violated environmental laws when it approved the leasing program, threatening rivers with uranium, selenium, manganese, vanadium, arsenic and other nasty pollutants. Selenium and arsenic have been implicated in the decline of four endangered fish — the Colorado pikeminnow, humpback chub, razorback sucker and bonytail chub — and may still be impeding the fishes’ recovery. The injunction will help protect and restore what McKinnon calls “two of the West’s loveliest little rivers.”


    Outrageous: At a time when gray wolves need tougher protections and a concerted recovery effort, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week recommended removing federal protections for gray wolves anywhere they don’t currently live (except for possibly in a few special cases, such as that of the Mexican gray wolf). The proposal would cover places that haven’t yet seen a return of gray wolves but were home to wolves for millennia, before humans exterminated the social canines, and still contain good wolf habitat.

    Despite some real gains, the job of wolf recovery has only just begun. A mere 5,000 to 6,000 wolves occupy only about 5 percent of the animals’ historic range. What’s needed — and what the Center for Biological Diversity has petitioned for — is a national wolf recovery plan to guide reintroduction of gray wolves to suitable habitat in the Northeast, Southwest and Rocky Mountains, as well as on the West Coast.

    Wolves are keystone predators and are critical both to ecosystem balance and to keeping parts of our country wild.

    Overall, I continue to root for progress in the quest for human extinction.

  5. Couldn’t resist sharing this tidbit: from Media Matters this AM…
    Rush Limbaugh Closes First Hour With Dead Air

    Rush Limbaugh closed the first hour of his radio show on his flagship station, WABC, with 1:03 of dead air Monday.

    On a lighter note, he could have filled the dead time with a Blazing Saddles rendition of humorous flatulence!

  6. Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes Buys The New Republic

    Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is purchasing the New Republic, the nearly century-old political magazine known for its influence in progressive circles, according to The New York Times.

    Hughes’ acquisition comes as no big surprise. HuffPost’s Michael Calderone first reported about his interest in The New Republic in January. The magazine’s ownership, which includes editor-in-chief emeritus Marty Peretz, had earlier brought in the Blackstone Group to assist in finding a buyer.

  7. Many times I have listened to Progressive shows that played music during breaks because they couldn’t sell the ad space. It’s about time.

    • At the end of Game Change top aides watch McCain deliver his concession speech with Palin at his side. “Still think she’s fit for office?” Schmidt mutters bitterly to Mr. Davis.

      “Who cares?” Davis replies. “In 48 hours no one will even remember who she is.”

    • I’ve long thought it would be a good thing if the people who WRITE the books might eventually have some say in such things, but so far that’s only rarely the case. Of course, trees don’t have any say in paper profits either and things still proceed, so it’s understandable. Sort of.

    • I lived in Alameda during my junior high and high school years, but I never knew about this old nutcase or his creepy followers.

      Thank goodness.

    • “We humbly acknowledge we were wrong about the timing.”

      But not about the theory. There is nothing humble about Harold Camping. He was not the first to predict the Rapture was coming, nor the second, nor the third, nor the hundredth, nor the thousandth… False prophets like Camping have been “predicting” the rapture for quite a long time, even further back than should mathematically have been possible.

      If you apply Occam’s Razor, there is a very simple explanation for why Camping was wrong, and it takes into account all the facts: Harold Camping is mentally ill.

      • Did Harold Camping phone this one in from his private island in the Caribbean or whatever he has done with the money he conned out the saps who believed his bullshit…?

      • The chances that Harold Camping could be right about the actual end of the world date are about as likely as someone guessing 6 numbers and winning a lottery.

    • God told me to not play in santorum. Game on – now that’s funny. I do think that there is a major error in this song. Ricky will use his bible to rule the land and to hell with the Constitution.

    • I find it more than a little depressing that anyone, and I do mean ANYONE, is stupid enough to think that Rantorum is qualified to be POTUS. I fear it takes a great deal of genius to counteract that much stupidity.

  8. See the editorial in the NYT today by these two criminal asshats? How’s this for the annals of chutzpah:

    “Constitutional principles seem to be mere inconveniences to Mr. Obama,” – John Yoo and John Bolton, NYT.

  9. When you hear the right wing saying Obama’s not doing anything to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb, ask this simple question: What did Bush do to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb?

    • Bush made Cheney resign as CEO from Halliburton to become his VP – that stopped Halliburton shipping all kinds of industrial gear to Iran in defiance of US trade laws.

      So yes, he did *do* something to slow down their program – kinda.

      Click to access REPORT_Halliburton_Iran.pdf

      Oh wait they just kept on shipping stuff anyway … sorry… forget I said anything

    • Didn’t you hear the latest? According to FAUX”News” Michelle and the girls have actually been acting as couriers to take nuclear secrets and materials to Iran when they go on all those “vacations”. Plus, Obama has been secretly injecting oil eating bacteria into our oil fields so that Al Gore can get richer selling nonexistent wind and solar power generators. which is pretty impressive when he also has to make time to insert mind control devices into CFLs that turn our kids into abortion addicted gays.

    • And he invaded the country and got rid of the leader and …. oh wait that was EYE-rack not EYE-ran….. /fox news watching f***wit off

  10. Fox is quick to get out there to make sure righties are unhappy about the economy. In the graphic on their web page is this headline:

    Labor Department Reports February Unemployment Holding at 8.3%

    You can read it here: Jobless Stats Reveal Disparities As Economy Starts To Recover | Fox News

    And of course, we’ll be treated to all the right-wing talking heads mentioning any figure other than 8.3%. And while that figure might not take into account other factors, it’s been the same formula for many years.

  11. Friday and Rush Limbaugh and the other mysogynist pond life still occupy air time.

    In the meantime, try reading this – Eric Holder and what he said this week in Chicago

    “Let me be clear: an operation using lethal force in a foreign country, targeted against a U.S. citizen who is a senior operational leader of al Qaeda or associated forces, and who is actively engaged in planning to kill Americans, would be lawful at least in the following circumstances: First, the U.S. government has determined, after a thorough and careful review, that the individual poses an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States; second, capture is not feasible; and third, the operation would be conducted in a manner consistent with applicable law of war principles.


    Some have argued that the President is required to get permission from a federal court before taking action against a United States citizen who is a senior operational leader of al Qaeda or associated forces. This is simply not accurate. “Due process” and “judicial process” are not one and the same, particularly when it comes to national security. The Constitution guarantees due process, not judicial process.”

    There you have it – the Bill of Attainder established by precedent of the drone attack on

    “The Obama administration has refused to release the Justice Department legal opinion on al-Awlaki’s killing under the Freedom of Information Act and is in court opposing efforts to have it made public.”

    I was reminded of this by the sight of John Yoo floating in putrescence on the surface of the pond politic again this week. John Yoo has his equivalent in the Obama administration and yes, there’s another memo justifying the assassination of American citizens….

      • If that mattered, then there would be no reason to hide the memo and send Holder out to defend their actions…. Just like Yoo’s torture memo allowed Bush to flaunt the constitution, so too does this memo, which they clearly don’t want *you* to read, allows Obama to drop a drone warhead on anyone he chooses.

    • No matter how the administration attempts to couch it – as soon as there is an exception:

      ..targeted against a U.S. citizen who is actively engaged in planning to kill Americans, would be lawful at least in the following circumstances..

      Downhill at dangerous speed..crash goes the constitution.

      • Democracy Now

        Amy has a great discussion with Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU’s National Security Project
        who states:

        “While Holder acknowledges that the Constitution requires ‘due process’ before the government takes the life of one of its own citizens,” Shamsi argues, “he says it is up to the Executive Branch alone, without judicial review, to determine what process is due and to make that decision without any oversight — and that’s simply not the case in our constitutional system of checks and balances.”

      • United States Constitution

        Section 9:

        “Clause 2: The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.

        Clause 3: No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.

        Bush shredded the first one, Obama the second.

        • Not sure exactly how to interpret this further mention. Anyone?

          Article III, Section 3, Clause 2:

          The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

          • I think it means that only the person charged with treason shall be tried etc etc, not his descendants. *And* that digging the dude up and flogging the corpse or executing it post-mortem is regarded as beyond the pale, not to mention disgusting …. unless you are a Mor(m)on who love to do stuff with dead people just to piss off their families.

  12. So this new movie about Sarah Palin. Who is supposed to go see it? Conservatives won’t go because “Hey, leave Para Salin alone already”. And liberals already know she was a nutter so why go see someone playing her? Seems like a movie born to loose.

      • Oh right. It’s ‘Made for TV’. That makes a bit more sense. Not enough to watch it of course. Can’t stand to hear the real one talk so I can’t see how watching an actor imitate her would be attractive in any way.

          • I’ll watch her in other movies. I think this movie might ruin her for me. I’d hate to see Parah whenever I saw Julianne.

          • Julianne Moore is always worth a look….. but this time I think I’d rather be lying face down in the woods having bowel surgery performed by a bear with a stick than see even a facsimile of Bible Spice or her life.

            • That bear surgery sounds painful so forget about it! Hey wait a minute.. wouldn’t it be more uncomfortable being on your back? 🙂

            • I’m not sure if its the full moon or the solar flare but I had a strange thought about a bear, a stick and a bowel being related to man on dog sex. 😯

      • If you liked Recount, you’ll like Game Change. I’ve seen it and it really focuses on Schmidt and Palin and while the Palinites are already lambasting it, the movie is fairly sympathetic to an unqualified and unprepared Palin.

        And I like Sarah Paulson (Nicole Wallace) in everything.

    • Hateful little man is pRicky.
      Imagine Obama being so evil as to think the health and welfare of a country are important issues//

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