Sarah Palin: Still Living Rent-Free Inside Their Heads

This one is a two-fer. Not only did a MSLSD talking head bash Sarah Palin for having a Christmas tree (pagan idolatry!!!) but Al Sharpton and Mediaite teamed up to spread lies about her:

Al Sharpton Shocked Palin Never Even Read Phil Robertson’s Quotes

MSNBC’s Al Sharpton was shocked to find out that Sarah Palin did not bother to read Phil Robertson’s controversial comments about homosexual sex before she started her full-fledged defense of the Duck Dynasty patriarch on Facebook and Fox News. “She went on TV to defend him but didn’t read what he said?” Sharpton asked in disbelief.

Palin made her admission during an interview with Fox’s Greta Van Susteren, who clarified that the Robertson case does not hinge on “free speech,” as she had been insisting. Just in case the former governor of Alaska was watching, Sharpton read Robertson’s comments so she could no longer plead ignorance.

“Let me be very clear,” Sharpton said. “Phil Robertson has the right to say whatever he wants. And his TV channel has the right to take action. But why are Republicans so eager to defend him, especially if one of their leaders doesn’t even know exactly what he said?”

First of all, Sarah said she didn’t read the original GQ article. She never said she didn’t read the comments that started the controversy. Secondly, the article (and a second linked article) imply that Sarah mistakenly believed that Phil Robertson’s first Amendment Rights were violated. Sarah never invoked the First Amendment.

Freedom of speech is a concept that exists independent of the Constitution. The First Amendment enshrines it into law but that law only applies to government action. If you support the principle of free speech you should support it all the time.

On the other hand, there is such a thing as “time, place and manner” restrictions. That means you don’t have to let some pinhead stand in your living room (or your blog) and harangue you with his opinions on politics and religion. Your freedom to speak does not impose any obligation on others to listen or agree.

More importantly, freedom of speech does not only protect people we agree with. The concept has no meaning if it only applies to certain people or certain points of view. The proper remedy for bad speech is more speech.

I fully support the free speech rights of idiots and scumbags. Without them, what would I have to write about?

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45 Responses to Sarah Palin: Still Living Rent-Free Inside Their Heads

  1. The Klown says:
  2. DeniseVB says:

    Yay, for End of Year Lists Season ! This one’s funny, also includes a Sarah wrongfully quoted (?) one.

  3. elliesmom says:

    The meme that Sarah is stupid has been really successful, though. I have conservative friends who fell for the ridiculous “joke” that her plane had landed in South Korea for Mandela’s funeral. My daughter who is pretty moderate on most issues, but has enough gay friends to support that she’s militantly pro-gay rights, believes Sarah Palin and Phil Robertson want gays and lesbians punished by the government. My only solace in this is while the vile progs are trashing her, they might miss it that someone else with a little of her common sense is sneaking through.

    • Somebody says:

      Sarah Palin vetoed a bill that would have blocked same sex couples from having insurance benefits, but allowed insurance benefits for hetero couples living together. Alaska provides benefits to same sex couples and that happened while she was Governor, so exactly how is she advocating gays be punished????

      • lyn says:

        The gay outrage and intolerant industry can stuff it. Portland, OR, gays ran a Christian bakery out of its business site because it wouldn’t bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. The bakery now is a home-based business.

      • elliesmom says:

        But that’s my point. My daughter is a heterosexual happily married woman, but several of her friends, mostly women, are homosexual. They all live in states where they could marry and adopt kids if they chose to, but all of them are single and childless. They have convinced my daughter Sarah Palin has enough influence to be the one of the chief reasons why they are “oppressed”. While I support her friends’ right to marry and raise kids, I wish Sarah Palin could wield the kind of power they attribute to her. On the one hand they laugh at her and say she’s dumb, but on the other hand she controls the world. It galls me because my daughter is an otherwise bright woman. When she says her friends are prevented from “finding love” by the government, and I suggest to her they may be single because they’re nasty, self-absorbed people who no one in her right mind would consider spending the rest of her life with, I’m “behind the times” and need to “catch up with modern morality”. I know she didn’t decide that on her own. When it comes to most issues, my daughter would be comfortable belonging to the Tea Party, but because Sarah Palin is supported by them, they must also be “dumb as a bag of rocks” and out to “destroy gays and lesbians”. The message is strong. Almost as strong as the Kool-Aid.

  4. helenk3 says:

    sharpton and jackson are trying so hard to be relevant it is almost funny to watch. they have made a good living race baiting and do not want to give it up. injecting themselves into the duck dynasty flap is only the latest blunder. btw since they are both supposed to be preachers where is the outrage of st skittles of the sidewalk replacing Christ in a Christmas display?

  5. The Klown says:

    Here’s a real shocker:

    Ethan Krupp, the little man who played “Pajama Boy” in a widely mocked Obamacare ad, once characterized himself as a “liberal fuck.”

    Krupp, an Organizing for Action (OFA) content writer who became the face of progressive America while wearing a onesie pajama suit, also remarked that gays “are all liberal fucks” and criticized a “conservative gay prick” on his now-deleted WordPress blog, entitled “Not Being Creative.”

    “I am a Liberal Fuck,” Krupp wrote in one post. “A Liberal Fuck is not a Democrat, but rather someone who combines political data and theory, extreme leftist views and sarcasm to win any argument while make the opponents feel terrible about themselves. I won every argument but one.”

    Krupp then detailed the only political argument he claimed her ever lost, a drunken encounter he had with a “conservative gay prick.”

    “I sat in a pizza joint, chomping on meat-heavy pizza and slamming whisky sours with gay guys on Pride Parade day in Columbus, Ohio; My gay roommate and friends loved to ironically ‘bro-out.’ I love gays because they are all liberal fucks too,” Krupp wrote.

    “Someone mentions politics and everyone perks up, distracted from the whisky. Equal rights get first dibs, followed by education and then sassy comments about closeted Republicans. Feeding off the energy, I introduce abortion: ‘Old men controlling women’s bodies.’ The guy who’s stayed silent, Chip, joins the conversation,” Krupp wrote.

    Krupp claimed that he at first told Chip, a conservative on the abortion issue, that his “ignorant views come from his biological disregard toward pregnancy,” prompting Chip to explain a procedure by which fetuses can be removed from the womb, grown elsewhere, then given up for adoption.

    “The whisky yelled at Chip for being a terrible gay man. Chip smirked, knowing full well he won the argument,” Krupp wrote. “To this day, I haven’t fact checked Chip’s scientific report. Beyond the women’s rights implications, I’m afraid it would be the ultimate surrender if I knew the truth. No matter, the liberal fuck lost to the conservative gay prick that day; one rode off into the sunset, the other ordered another whisky.”

    Krupp’s parents, an accountant and an attorney, are “Chicago Machine Democrats,” according to a source.

    As The Daily Caller reported, Krupp was accused of racism and anti-Semitism during his college-aged stint as the editor of the Madison, Wisconsin comedy newspaper the “Madison Misnomer.”

    The “Misnomer” ran a piece joking about 9/11 and was accused of running offensive content, according to a 2010 Krupp interview with The Badger Herald.

    “We have gotten complaints about the paper being too harsh on Jewish students. It’s a comedy newspaper. Is there any doubt 95 percent of the writers are Jewish?…Actually, people have called us racist, sexist, anti-Semitic, fascist, ageist, homophobic, self-loathing, Glenn Beck supporters, Coasties and other negative words people commonly mistake with communism. To them I give a huge middle finger, and then probably agree with their concerns,” Krupp said.

    “That person was murdered,” Krupp said of the critic who compared him to a Glenn Beck supporter.

    “We have no morals, and we will attack you. But you really don’t have to worry because no one reads the paper anyway,” Krupp added.

    Though Krupp has been widely condemned for his smirking, cocoa-sipping performance in multiple Obamacare ads, at least one individual claiming to be a personal friend of Krupp’s has come out in Pajama Boy’s defense, and said that President Obama is “lucky” to have Krupp in his corner.

  6. helenk3 says:

    off topic

    we are so screwed in this country now. we do not have one branch of government that upholds the Constitution

    • leslie says:

      You gotta wonder what, exactly, they (NSA) learned about this particular judge that got him over to their side.

    • lyn says:


      Once there was an elephant,
      Who tried to use the telephant—
      No! no! I mean an elephone
      Who tried to use the telephone—
      (Dear me! I am not certain quite
      That even now I’ve got it right.)
      Howe’er it was, he got his trunk
      Entangled in the telephunk;
      The more he tried to get it free,
      The louder buzzed the telephee—
      (I fear I’d better drop the song
      of elephop and telephong!)

      —Laura Elizabeth Richards

  7. helenk3 says:

    A&E announced Phil is Back

    • helenk3 says:

      A&E says ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson will remain on series; filming resumes in spring – @THR

    • underwhelmed says:

      Go Phil. And seriously? Here’s the proof that pushback against the left wing bigotry machine can work.

      For the record, I think he couldn’t be more wrong. But that’s not the point.

    • The Klown says:

      An A&E statement to The Hollywood Reporter read:

      As a global media content company, A+E Networks’ core values are centered around creativity, inclusion and mutual respect. We believe it is a privilege for our brands to be invited into people’s home and we operate with a strong sense of integrity and deep commitment to these principals.

      That is why we reacted so quickly and strongly to a recent interview with Phil Robertson. While Phil’s comments made in the interview reflect his personal views based on his own beliefs, and his own personal journey, he and his family have publicly stated they regret the “coarse language” he used and the mis-interpretation of his core beliefs based only on the article. He also made it clear he would “never incite or encourage hate.” We at A+E Networks expressed our disappointment with his statements in the article, and reiterate that they are not views we hold.

      But Duck Dynasty is not a show about one man’s views. It resonates with a large audience because it is a show about family… a family that America has come to love. As you might have seen in many episodes, they come together to reflect and pray for unity, tolerance and forgiveness. These are three values that we at A+E Networks also feel strongly about.

      So after discussions with the Robertson family, as well as consulting with numerous advocacy groups, A&E has decided to resume filming Duck Dynasty later this spring with the entire Robertson family.

      We will also use this moment to launch a national public service campaign (PSA) promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people, a message that supports our core values as a company, and the values found in Duck Dynasty. These PSAs will air across our entire portfolio.

      • DandyTIger says:

        Shorter A&E: money talks.

      • angienc says:

        What kind of bullshit disclaimer is this? A&E wants to have its cake & eat it too. All they had to say is “Phil Robertson’s opinions do not reflect the views of A&E. For that matter, none of the opinions of any of the people on our shows reflect the views of A&E” and left it the fuck at that to begin with & told GLAAD to bite them. Of course, that would take some courage, which they obviously lacking.

  8. helenk3 says:

    backtrack signs executive order giving federal workers 1% pay raise.

    the fact that congress has the power of the purse is so yesterday

  9. lyn says:

    News bloopers:

  10. The Klown says:
  11. helenk3 says:

    TSA gives advise to transgender travelers

  12. The Klown says:
  13. The Klown says:

    Here’s Everything We Learned From the Duck Dynasty Controversy Summed Up in Just One Sentence

    You can say whatever you want, including that gay people are sinful and full of “murder, envy, strife, hatred” and are in the same league as those who enjoy being penetrated by barnyard animals and that black people were “happy” and were not “singing the blues” when Jim Crow laws ruled America, and as long as you later tack on “I love all of humanity” and I would “never incite or encourage hate” and throw around the word “tolerance,” and as long as there’s enough money and publicity swirling and more ready to be made, you will face absolutely no consequences and if anything you’ll be celebrated as a hero and lauded as an icon of freedom — some will even go so far as to call you the “Rosa Parks” of our generation — while the people you were talking about will still be vilified and will have to fight even harder against society’s belief that they are — even in the 21st century, even in a country that is not supposed to be ruled by religion or heartless, hateful zealots — at their very core all of those vile and (let it be said once and for all) patently untrue things that you said about them.

    You mad, bro?

  14. The Klown says:
  15. The Klown says:
    • DandyTIger says:

      Yep, A&E wants to kill all AA’s and Gays. They’ve taken their 30 pieces of silver. They’re evil. All corporations are cold blooded and evil, and we need to steal all their money. Or something.

    • Lulu says:

      So A ampersand E lost. The white shoe law firms explained contracts to them. The boys from Bentonville told them how much money the network owed them for breach of contract (non delivery of merchandise). Disney/Hearst explained you do not change a hit program when you are on top. The film crew who was insulted by Calvinist religious doctrine will not be welcome back in Louisiana by the locals. Notice that using common anatomical descriptions is considered vulgar by hicks but not on HBO (note that no one said the said offensive speech was untrue). The reputed hillbilly redneck hicks have the whip hand and will be meeting contractual obligations only if stipulated clearly and nothing more as they are very busy attending church.

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