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How Sarah Palin’s Moose Murdering Is Killing America



The Quitter And The Caribou

Sarah Palin killed a moose. Well, to be accurate, Sarah Palin, her father, some other guy, a TV film crew, several rifles, and, after five misses, a sixth shot killed a moose. But really, the American people killed the Caribou.

I know, I know, you’re probably screaming right now, “Not me, I had nothing to do with it!” Well, sorry to say, Dear Reader, you did. Metaphorically, that is, so you’re off the hook, but just a tad.

There are many who enjoy the “sport” of hunting, but watch this highly-edited video below, and tell me where the sport is in this? Three people, several rifles, hushed voices, and a moose standing still atop a hill. That’s not sport, that’s slaughter.

And it’s disgusting.

So is the sport Palin is plying: politics. As Maureen Dowd wrote in the New York Times Wednesday, “The poor caribou in the Arctic Circle, a cousin to Santa’s reindeer, had to die so Palin could show off her toughness to voters and try to boost ratings on her show that have slipped since its premiere.”

Palin, whose previous slaughter, not counting her own 2008 vice presidential bid, involved advocating the torturous killing of wolves from helicopters, has much to answer for. She, along with the support she’s received from John McCain, the GOP, the Tea Party, and, sadly, so many others, have turned this nation on its ear and we are all the worse for it.

But despite her worship of the “real America,” which, in her mind includes her positions against same-sex marriage and abortion, even Republican voters don’t want a President Palin. Last month, Palin’s unfavorable rating, continuing its upward trend, hit 52%. That’s right, more than half the country views the Quitter from Wasilla as unfavorable. And it gets worse for the soccer mom turned political princess. Only 16% of Republicans would support a Palin run for the presidency. Gallup tells us, “Her 40% favorable rating ties her lowest favorable score, recorded just over a year ago.” Hell, even Barack Obama has a higher favorable rating and a lower unfavorable rating.

So why all the fuss about a moose?

Well, it’s really quite simple. It was a living creature, and Palin had no problem pulling the trigger (well, she did have a problem, but that’s because she’s not as familiar with guns as she pretends,) to snuff out a living animal, for “sport.”

(Palin’s unfamiliarity with guns is as evident as her unfamiliarity with, say, the newspapers and magazines she regularly reads. In the video, she has to ask her father about the rifle, “Hey, Dad, does it kick?” And then she even has to ask her father if she should pull the trigger: “Hey, Dad, should I get him now?” Palin doesn’t even reload her own rifle. How’s that for a Commander in Chief wannabe?)

Maureen Dowd put it this way: “Sarah checked her freezer at home before she flew 600 miles to the Arctic, trying to justify her contention that she needs to hunt to eat. Wasn’t it already stocked with those halibuts she clubbed and gutted in an earlier show?”

Palin is the queen of playing politics, and using defenseless animals (and, sometimes, sadly, the president is included in that category,) as pawns. She is weaving a false blanket of Americana that doesn’t exist, never did exist, and doesn’t represent her or us. She’s like the Ralph Lauren of American politics, creating a heritage that never was, an ancestry we never had, replete with framed photos of (role) models airbrushed on Madison Avenue — only with Palin, they’re from Facebook.

Calling her a “phony pioneer girl,” Aaron Sorkin (you know him as the creator, appropriately, of The West Wing,) told Palin in the Huffington Post, “That was the first moose ever murdered for political gain. You knew there’d be a protest from PETA and you knew that would be an opportunity to hate on some people, you witless bully. What a uniter you’d be — bringing the right together with the far right.”

He’s right.

On Facebook, Palin wrote, “Tonight’s hunting episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska “controversial”?  Really? Unless you’ve never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather couch or  eaten a piece of meat, save your condemnation of tonight’s episode. I  remain proudly intolerant of anti-hunting hypocrisy. :)”

(What president would ever use emoticons?…)

To which Sorkin responds, “You’re right, Sarah, we’ll all just go fuck ourselves now.”

“I’m able to make a distinction between you and me without feeling the least bit hypocritical. I don’t watch snuff films and you make them. You weren’t killing that animal for food or shelter or even fashion, you were killing it for fun. You enjoy killing animals. I can make the distinction between the two of us but I’ve tried and tried and for the life of me, I can’t make a distinction between what you get paid to do and what Michael Vick went to prison for doing. I’m able to make the distinction with no pangs of hypocrisy even though I get happy every time one of you faux-macho shitheads accidentally shoots another one of you in the face.”

(P.S. Political activist, law professor, and Internet academic Lawrence Lessig’s response to Sorkin’s response? “Man, I wish I could write like this.”)

Sorkin has it down pat. Day after day after day, Sarah Palin has told the American people to go fuck ourselves.

I don’t know about you, but I’m way over the Quitter from Wasilla telling the American people that if we don’t like her view of the world (not to mention the view from her house,) we can go fuck ourselves.

Maureen Dowd says, “Sarah’s view of America is primitive. You’re either a pointy-headed graduate of Harvard Law School or you’re eviscerating animals for fun, which she presents as somehow more authentic.”

It’s not more authentic.

Neither, Dear Reader, is Sarah Palin.

I said in the beginning, “the American people killed the Caribou.”

Well, we did, by allowing Palin the notoriety and fame that she has taken. And it’s killing America. It’s time to take our country back.

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Tennessee Governor Slammed After ‘Praying’ for Nashville School Community Without Mentioning Mass Shooting



Governor Bill Lee quickly drew tremendous outrage in the wake of a school mass shooting where six people including three young children were shot to death. Social media users criticized the Tennessee Republican, who had signed a permit-less gun carry law, for declaring he was “praying for the school, congregation & Nashville community,” without posting any mention of the mass shooting.

Tweeting he was “closely monitoring the tragic situation at Covenant,” Gov. Lee said, “As we continue to respond, please join us in praying for the school, congregation & Nashville community.”

There was no mention of any loss of life, and, as Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts passionately noted, the “situation” was a mass shooting.

“If thoughts and prayers alone worked to stop gun violence, there wouldn’t have been a shooting at a Christian elementary school. It’s your actions – including weakening the state’s gun laws – that’s killing kids in Tennessee,” Watts also tweeted. “SHAME ON YOU.”

Gov. Lee signed a permit-less carry bill into law in 2021, at a Beretta gun manufacturing plant.

According to the CDC, as of 2020 – one year before the permit-less carry bill was signed into law – Tennessee ranked tenth in the nation in per-capita firearm mortality.

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Meanwhile, others took notice of the gun culture Gov. Lee has fostered in “The Volunteer State.”

MSNBC analyst and Bulwark writer Tim Miller commented, “Tennessee governor Bill Lee issued a statement recently about how the drag ban in Tennessee ‘protects children.’ If only he would have instead focused on laws that might have prevented the mass murder of children in his state today.”

Historian Kevin Kruse pointed to an article from last year, after the Uvalde, Texas school shooting, titled: “Rep. Clemmons Seeks Renewed Gun Laws, Gov. Lee Requests Prayer.”

“You chose prayer over gun reforms last year after the Uvalde massacre,” Kruse wrote. “And now here we are.”

The progressive website Tennessee Holler pointed out that Gov. Lee, along with GOP lawmakers, “just appointed Jordan Mollenhour to the [state] board of education— whose company was sued for selling ammo to an underage mass killer (SANTA FE) and sold ammo to at least one more (AURORA) He has ZERO education experience.”

Let’s Give a Damn founder Nick Laparra tweeted, “We are 86 days into 2023. So far, 9859 people have died by gun violence and there have been 128 mass shootings. Meanwhile, @GovBillLee spends his days being outraged over drag queens and CRT and book bans. This is Bill Lee’s and the GOP’s fault.”

See the tweets and video above or at this link.

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Mystery Grand Jury Witness in Trump Hush Money Probe Is Former ‘Enquirer’ Publisher and Trump Ally



Avid followers of the Manhattan District Attorney’s moves noted the grand jury had been called into service for Monday, and soon news leaked that yet another witness would be testifying in the probe into Donald Trump’s alleged hush money payment to Stormy Daniels.

Monday afternoon, NBC News’ Garrett Haake reported live on MSNBC that the mystery witness was David Pecker, the former tabloid publisher of the “National Enquirer,” who reportedly had been looking for stories in 2016 to protect Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Haake notes Monday was Pecker’s second appearance before the grand jury in the hush money case.

The New York Times also reported David Pecker as the grand jury witness, calling Pecker “a key player in the hush-money matter. He and the tabloid’s top editor helped broker the deal between the porn star, Stormy Daniels, and Michael D. Cohen, Mr. Trump’s fixer at the time.”

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“While the focus of Mr. Pecker’s testimony is unclear, he could provide valuable information for prosecutors. A longtime ally of Mr. Trump, he agreed to keep an eye out for potentially damaging stories about Mr. Trump during the 2016 campaign,” The Times reports. “For a brief time in October 2016, Ms. Daniels appeared to have just that kind of story. Her agent and lawyer discussed the possibility of selling exclusive rights to her story of a sexual encounter with Mr. Trump to The National Enquirer, which would then promise to never publish it, a practice known as ‘catch and kill.'”

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Harry Litman weighed in, noting, “nothing about that decision [to have Pecker testify] suggests any change of heart on Bragg’s part to indict Trump.”

Former Dept. of Defense Special Counsel Ryan Goodman, an NYU professor of law, notes that Pecker’s “testimony can show the [hush money] scheme was designed to affect outcome of election.”

“He reportedly communicated directly with Trump on payment,” Goodman adds.

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‘Our Children Deserve Better’: First Lady Jill Biden Speaks Out After Six Die in Nashville School Mass Shooting



First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, speaking Monday afternoon at a National League of Cities conference, told attendees, “Our children deserve better,” as she broke the news of the Nashville school mass shooting at Covenant Presbyterian School where three children and three adults were shot dead.

“You know,” Dr. Biden, herself an educator and clearly pained by the news, began her remarks by saying, “I hate to say what I’m gonna say next because you know you’re so enthusiastic and with so much energy and hope and I feel it.”

“But while you’ve been in this room, I don’t know whether you’ve been on your phones but we just learned about another shooting in Tennessee, a school shooting and I am truly without words and our children deserve better, and we stand – all of us – we stand with Nashville in prayer.”

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The First Lady, a former public high school English teacher and currently a professor of English at a community college, was speaking at the organization’s Congressional City Conference.

Watch Dr. Biden below or at this link.

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