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I was going to say Brown v. Board of Education…

but how about BUSH VERSUS FREAKING GORE, you fracking lightweight??!!!!

The Palin aide, after first noting how “infuriating” it was for CBS to purportedly leak word about the gaffe, revealed that it came in response to a question about Supreme Court decisions.

After noting Roe vs. Wade, Palin was apparently unable to discuss any major court cases.

There was no verbal fumbling with this particular question as there was with some others, the aide said, but rather silence.

I am officially no longer a fan of Sarah Palin. I cannot forgive ignorance in people who have access to education. And her comment that people who get passports before the age of 43 are “spoiled” folsk whose “daddies pay for them to backpack through Europe,” pissed me the hell off. La di da, my parents were born in America so I didn’t have to get a passport when I was a baby to go visit my grandfather. And I hella bet her daddy paid for a lot more shit for her than mine ever did. And yet, I managed to start at one college and graduate from that one college because my daddy couldn’t pay for me to transfer all about. Ugh. She’s disgusting. Besides, she can kill more moose in Alaska. More dead mooses please.

I’m updating my facebook page now.

32 Responses to “I was going to say Brown v. Board of Education…”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    LOL, America will love her. You on the other hand…

  2. Casca Says:

    Lol, America will LOVE her. You on the other hand… not so much.

  3. Casca Says:

    LMAO, YOU are “moderating” comments? Life is a comedy.

  4. Dawn Summers Says:

    Yes, casca, after all your other comments, I drew the line in the sand here. That *you* accuse me of censoring is high comedy.

  5. Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg Says:

    Breaking: Sarah Palin isn’t a lawyer. Democratic party implodes.

  6. Karol Says:

    “Disgusting”? Seriously? Put down the Obama kool-aid, you’re sounding a little too rabid.

  7. Sean Harrington Says:

    You’re right, Palin isn’t a lawyer. But she might have to nominate a supreme court justice if she becomes president. And while it’s been two nearly decades since I took my government class in high school, here’s some off the top of my head:
    Miranda v. Arizona
    Marbury v. Madison
    The Dred Scott Case
    Bakke v. University of California
    Plessy v. Ferguson
    But then again, I’m not a lawyer either.
    http://straighttalkonmccain.blogspot.com/

  8. Dawn Summers Says:

    “Obama kool-aid”? Shoulder shrug. You watch that interview and tell me you aren’t offended…ah, but then again maybe you were spoiled and your daddy paid for you to go backpacking. My daddy didn’t. Wish he did, then I could be all “aw shucks that Palin is right” and not be accused of drinking “Obama kool aid” Guess all that kool aid is why I thought he crushed McCain in the debates. Eyeroll. You’re seeping into the camp of ignorance despite access.

  9. Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg Says:

    Well, gosh. She’s not a brain surgeon, either, so how will she possibly address healthcare issues? Nor is she a nuclear or chemical engineer, so I guess energy policy is out the window, too. Also heard she doesn’t speak Chinese, so we’ll just have to cancel the State Department.

    But your man Obama has got those covered, right? And his eye-watering credentials in constitutional law sure did come in handy when he changed his mind on 2nd amendment last month.

  10. Rick Says:

    Maybe the reason she went to five schools in 6 years before she got her degree is because they kept denying her access?

  11. Karol Says:

    Yeah, except you also used to think of travel as a luxury of the rich. Guess you got rich and forgot that.

  12. Dawn Summers Says:

    Yeah and you used to think people who criticized the rich were retarded. Who the hell doesn’t want to be rich? Guess now that stupid is as Republican does you forgot that.

  13. Pearatty Says:

    The fact is that her ignorance, not stupidity, but ignorance, is endemic in America, because we have an embarassment of a public education system.

    The result is that most Americans look at Palin, or Bush, and think, “hey, I don’t know the names of any Supreme Court cases; I don’t understand that fuzzy math. But this candidate doesn’t either, and he’s a big-wig; I must be A-OK. That other guy who thinks he’s so smart makes me feel bad — he’s a stuck-up asshole who doesn’t understand me and my people.”

    Any smart person who attended public school understands this dynamic.

    Right or wrong, Democrats are never going to win the presidency by trying to convince people that the candidate needs to know stuff the general public doesn’t know. That’s un-American. And Democrats who attended good schools need to figure out that there’s a lot of stuff the general public doesn’t know.

  14. Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg Says:

    That’s good, albeit standard, liberal demagoguery. Regular America is a land of dunces, isn’t it? Like little children, they’re all to stupid to make the right choice for themselves, and need the guiding hand of an enlightened mind like yours.

    Let us not forget, Pearatty. Fully 50% of Americans are at or below average intelligence.

  15. Dawn Summers Says:

    I’m not selling my views to anyone. I said I found what she said offensive to me. I didn’t get a passport because my daddy was sending me backpacking, I got it because I am the kid of an immigrant who needed one to see her grandparents. Any travel I did as a kid was paid for by the church or serious credit card debt. Her hoity toity generalizations pissed me off and now i’m not her fan anymore. plus, i’m fairly sure if anyone does any digging they’d find more evidence of spoiled little rich girls in her house than in most of the rest of ours. “America” (I also love how we’ve somehow conceded that nyc isn’t america somehow) can vote for her snotty attitude or not, i’m not. Plus, that she couldn’t name miranda or brown or bush v. gore tells me all i need to know about her. again, except for the dead moose thing which i wholly support.

  16. Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg Says:

    The result is that most Americans look at Obama or Kerry, and think, “hey, I’ve never held an actual job in my life; I have no idea what it means to meet a payroll. But this candidate doesn’t either, and he he went to Harvard/Yale; I must be A-OK. That other candidate who lives like a regular American makes me feel superior — she’s a backwards red-neck who doesn’t understand me and my people.”

  17. Karol Says:

    Yeah and you used to think people who criticized the rich were retarded. Who the hell doesn’t want to be rich? Guess now that stupid is as Republican does you forgot that.

    I still do. She wasn’t criticizing the rich, she was criticizing the rich that were criticizing her.

  18. Pearatty Says:

    “Regular America is a land of dunces, isn’t it?”

    Please do not put this statement on me. No, America is not a land of dunces. It’s a land of poorly educated. They are poorly educated because we, Americans, do not support public education.

    And I know this because I went to crap public schools. I couldn’t have told you the name of more than two Supreme Court cases by the time I graduated high school, and I probably learned them from the news, not in school. I have never taken calculus. I didn’t take physics until I was in college. As I went through my K-8 school, they systematically cut the art, music and extra curricular programs. Our textbooks were routinely 20 years old. I’m no dunce, but I was let down by my public school.

    It’s a clever, clever ploy of Republicans to simultaneously erode the public education system and make it an insult to those educated within it to point out the system’s flaws.

    And by the way, I am hella smart, and had one or two advantages that most of my school friends didn’t. That’s why I managed to get myself out of a state full of Republican retirees whose own kids got educated on someone else’s dime in the midwest, but who don’t want to pay school taxes now, because “hey, who needs a school on a golf course,” and got myself into a good private school for grad school. I am not whining for me; I’m talking about all my smart friends from grade and high school who got stuck with the kind of crap education America has to offer. Those people deserve better.

    And fuck you for saying they’re dunces.

  19. Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg Says:

    I love the open-book narcissism of liberals! You’re so, so intelligent, aren’t you, Pearatty?

    Not only are you bright, but apparently you can read minds, too! Tell us more about what average Americans think! I’m dying to know! Pretty please?

  20. Pearatty Says:

    I know what average Americans think, because I am one.

    And, yeah, I’m smart. So what? Aren’t you?

  21. Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg Says:

    No, I’m a knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing, carbon footprint stomping, beer-swilling, teenage girl ogling neanderthal.

    But awful as I amy be, I wouldn’t presume to know what other people think just because I have an opinion.

  22. Pearatty Says:

    Sure you do, Snoop. You keep presuming to know what I think. Wrongly.

  23. Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg Says:

    I don’t need to presume, Pearatty. I just read your brilliantly crafted posts like the rest of the commoners.

  24. Pearatty Says:

    Well done. You keep flinging that shit that I’m the one who doesn’t respect the American people because I think they deserve better than their government gives them. It stuck on the Democratic party, maybe you can get it to stick on me.

    Now I’m the stuck-up asshole, right? The stuck-up asshole who wants more funding for public schools.

    Great game you guys have going — you laud the results of a shoddy public education system. Then you run mediocre candidates geared to appeal to the victims of that system. Then you attack the people trying to fix the system, by saying that they’re attacking the victims of the system.

  25. Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg Says:

    “I think they deserve better than their government gives them.”

    And you’re the one to deliver it to them, aren’t you!

    Your vitriol and foul-mouthed, screaming-little-girl descent into a paranoid rant is very telling, Pearatty.

    I’m an a–hole because I don’t want to throw good money after bad at an educational system that you acknowledge is failed. That’s fine logic.

  26. Pearatty Says:

    “And you’re the one to deliver it to them, aren’t you!”

    What are you offering?

    I don’t know that I, or anyone currently in, or running for, office knows how to fix our education system. But some groups of people want to fix it, and some don’t. Those who “don’t want to throw good money after bad,” really mean they “don’t want to pay for public schools.” The Republicans count on a poorly educated workforce. They like it. They have no plan at all for getting better education to the poor or working classes. So yeah, given the choice, I’ll go with the person who wants to fix things, not the one who says they’re fine.

    And calling me a little girl is awfully disrespectful.

  27. Sean Harrington Says:

    Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg Says:
    “Well, gosh. She’s not a brain surgeon, either, so how will she possibly address healthcare issues? Nor is she a nuclear or chemical engineer, so I guess energy policy is out the window, too. Also heard she doesn’t speak Chinese, so we’ll just have to cancel the State Department.

    But your man Obama has got those covered, right? And his eye-watering credentials in constitutional law sure did come in handy when he changed his mind on 2nd amendment last month.”

    You do realize right that you are mocking your own argument? I’m not the one that said she needed to be a lawyer to know supreme court cases. You were using her lack of being a lawyer as an excuse for not knowing more than one supreme court case. Surely you would agree that people who are in the executive branch of the government should know a thing or two about the judicial branch, yes? The Supreme Court is one of the three branches of our government, so it would be nice if our vice-president had an inkling as to what they may have done that was influential in our country.

    My man Obama? I ‘m not a Democrat and I have no intention of voting for Obama. Do you always make assumptions that make you look so foolish?

    http://straighttalkonmccain.blogspot.com/

  28. Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg Says:

    “What are you offering?” Let’s see Pearatty, howz’about school vouchers? You know the ones where the poor get a tuition credit to send their kids to a good private school, and getting them out of the failed public schools you love so much. How about that, Pearatty?

    “And calling me a little girl is awfully disrespectful.”

    Oh, now we’re gonna get outraged about name-calling, huh?

  29. Pearatty Says:

    “howz’about school vouchers? You know the ones where the poor get a tuition credit to send their kids to a good private school”

    Riiiight. School vouchers are a way to take taxpayer money and give it to people who are going to send their kids to private school anyway. Poor people don’t need a discount on their private school education, they need a decent public education.

    Vouchers or no, you have the same number of people who need to get educated, with the same issues of poverty and social class. Getting a few of them into private schools is not going to change the fact that the people left in public schools will need to be educated. Unless you think that so many private schools will open up to handle the needs of all these new students with their vouchers, that we won’t need public schools anymore?

    At which point, we’re funneling taxpayer money to privately run schools, which have no government oversight or standards—rife with embezzlement and poor education. (That’s how the Charter system works here in AZ.) So then we’ll have what we have now, a few very good schools, and a lot of mediocre/bad ones, but no way to keep a rein on the bad ones.

    “‘And calling me a little girl is awfully disrespectful.’”
    “Oh, now we’re gonna get outraged about name-calling, huh?”

    Dude, here’s a voucher, go pick yourself up a sense of humor.

  30. Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg Says:

    “Poor people don’t need a discount on their private school education, they need a decent public education.”

    Well, gosh, Pearatty. What are we to do? You yourself acknowledge that the public education system is a total failure, yet you refuse to reform it or abandon it.

    Right now we’re funneling taxpayer dollars into a black hole (sorry Dawn) called public edu-ma-kation and your only solution is to pour more cash into it.

    You wouldn’t be a 4th grade social studies teacher by any chance, would you, Pearatty?

    “Dude, here’s a voucher, go pick yourself up a sense of humor.”

    It’s not humor, Pearatty. I was reminding you of what a selectively-outraged fraud you are. Enjoy your mediocrity; there’s plenty of it, but it’s kinda luke-warm.

  31. pearatty Says:

    “Right now we’re funneling taxpayer dollars into a black hole (sorry Dawn) called public edu-ma-kation and your only solution is to pour more cash into it.”

    Well, we’re not. Not at the level of any other first world society. Before we start saying this is a problem that can’t be solved by throwing money at it, why don’t we try throwing some money at it?

    “It’s not humor, Pearatty.”

    I wasn’t saying you aren’t funny, I was saying you didn’t recognize funny.

  32. Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg Says:

    “…why don’t we try throwing some money at it?”

    Thank you, no. I’d sooner throw tax dollars at you.

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