Posted April 17th, 2010 by impalin
WASHINGTON, Ill. — Sarah Palin criticized President Barack Obama on Saturday for saying America is a military superpower “whether we like it or not,” saying she was taken aback by his comment. “I would hope that our leaders in Washington, D.C., understand we like to be a dominant superpower,” the former Alaska governor said.
Posted April 8th, 2010 by impalin
The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition commented today on the continuing blind spot afflicting the Republican Party: “What does it say about a national party when they are so scared of their neo-Confederate base? Why was there such silence from the leading lights of the GOP, when their much-praised, up-and-coming future contender Governor McConnell reinstated the racist Virginia practice of praising Confederate History Month?
Posted April 1st, 2010 by impalin
Below is Alaskan Eddie Burke’s official press release announcing his run for Lieutenant Governor in 2010. His early forced retirement from AM-radio has left him with time on his hands - time enough to seek the second-highest administrative position in the Last Frontier. Progressive talk show host Shannyn Moore and I talked with Eddie on the air on her show , right after he was …. retired, and urged him to run for Governor as a Tea Party candidate. This isn’t quite as exciting, but the debates with Rep. Jay Ramras (R) and Diane Benson (D) will be amusing to say the least.
Posted March 30th, 2010 by impalin
I disagree with House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) that the media and Democrats are “fanning the flames” by reporting harassment, death threats, vandalism, and brick throwing directed at ten Democratic Representatives who recently voted “yes” on the Health Care Reform bill that recently passed in Congress. Isn’t this, pardon the metaphor, like “shooting the messenger”? Are we supposed to ignore this intimidation? Act as though it is not happening? How foolish is that?
Posted March 25th, 2010 by impalin
by Caryl Rivers A pop quiz: who haven’t you heard much about from the media and politicians in the last year: A) Tea Partiers B) Netroots bloggers C) Sarah Palin D) Wall Street bankers E) The poor. If you guessed E, you get a gold star on your forehead. Since the campaign -and reputation–of John Edwards dissolved in scandal, the issue of poverty has been almost totally absent from the national conversation. We hear about middle-class tax cuts, the squeeze on the middle class, the shrinking of the middle class, and the problems of health care for the middle class.
Posted March 23rd, 2010 by impalin
Discovery is really interested in paying $1.2 million per episode ? Sources say Discovery Communications has edged out rival A&E Networks in the bidding for the project, titled “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” An agreement could be announced in the next few days. It’s still undecided which network in the Discovery suite would air “Alaska,” which is being produced by Mark Burnett Productions. Although travelogues are on brand for the Discovery flagship, having Palin as a centerpiece also makes the show a fit for mom-friendly TLC.
Posted March 9th, 2010 by impalin
With over 100 advertisers (and counting) abandoning Glenn Beck’s show, it’s obvious that what’s left is the dregs of the world, like these guys . But the gold dealers dominating the ranks of his advertisers have new competition : Yup. All those Beck viewers are suckers, because their gold stockpile will be worth less than seeds ! But that’s not all! You know how Obama wants to steal your guns and shit? That’s not all he’s trying to confiscate! Phew! That’s a relief.
Posted February 26th, 2010 by impalin
Marketing and public relations experts say what the company does in coming days will be key to preserving its image. Glenn Bunting, managing director for the Los Angeles-based crisis management firm Sitrick and Co. said SeaWorld needs to respond promptly and proactively. “They need to review every safety precaution,” he said. “They need to explain how it happened, why it happened and make sure it doesn’t happen again to reassure the public.” The company stumbled during its first post-attack press conference.
Posted February 19th, 2010 by impalin
A year and a half ago, a few weeks before the presidential election, Google CEO Eric Schmidt made a bold claim about the impact of the internet on our public life: “We are witnessing the end of Rovian politics,” he declared to Arianna Huffington .
Posted February 18th, 2010 by impalin
Andrea Fay Friedman, the voice actress who played the role of “Ellen” –the character depicted as having Down syndrome on the Valentine’s Day episode of Family Guy , has responded to the criticism of sometime-Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Of special significance, Friedman herself has Down syndrome. Palingates has Friedman’s complete response : My name is Andrea Fay Friedman. I was born with Down syndrome. I played the role of Ellen on the “Extra Large Medium” episode of Family Guy that was broadcast on Valentine’s day.