UPDATE – She is, quite simply, the dumbest VP nominee EVER

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Palin doesn’t understand First Amendment [Salon]

At this point, McCain should have called me to be his running mate.  I would have been an improvement.  I’m waiting for the right wing brain trust to defend this. 5, 3, 4, 2, 1…..

AND here’s why I love the Internets.  People from every corner can discuss the the brainiac’s latest dosage of constitutional brilliance.  Also, it’s not piling on when she makes it so easy!

Enjoy!

Palin’s First Amendment [Mydd.com]

Clueless: Prof. Palin on the First Amendment [Spin Cycle]

An Amendment That Isn’t In The Constitution [The American Prospect]

Audio! [A Tiny Revolution]

UPDATE #2- If these two losers win…

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Via about.com

I will know the real glue that holds America together — ignorance and fear.

I will have more fear of Americans who believe that ignorance and fear are virtues compared to sober pragmatic intelligence.

I will wonder if The Financial Times and The Economist feel comfortable having a bunch of economic boneheads in charge of the US economy.

I will pray that Andrew Sullivan, Keith Olbermann, Bill Maher and Chris Matthews don’t spontaneously combust at the reality of living with a McPalin presidency.

I will wonder how long it will be before Palin kills McCain to assume the presidency.

I will not riot.

I will be fetal and may not leave my bed for a few days.

I will leave my bed for fried chicken and chocolate cheesecake.

I will watch American media make a worthless fuss over the birth of Bristol Palin’s illegitimate crotchfruit and eventual wedding.

I will not pray for America.  I’m done. If McPalin wins, I don’t care anymore.

I will watch the fuckwits who whinge about their taxes finally figure out how the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are being funded. (That McPalin don’t bother explaining to their zombies on the campaign trail just how much the zombie are funding the two wars with their hard earned money  is akin to a person repeatedly  having unprotected sex with a retarded person.)

I will wonder if the same fuckwits will realize that their wealth has been spread around to the wealthy. (Probably not, that requires being exposed to other media than Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and the National Review.)

I will watch in horror as Palin galumphs around the world in all her uncouth glory with her lunkhead husband.

I will bemoan the fact that Satan’s butt boy James Dobson will feel empowered to practice more bigotry and sexism because a vote for Palin is a vote for gay discrimination and anti-choice.

Update - I will steal anti-depressants for my friends because some of them will need them.

I will read James Baldwin for sustenance. Especially The Fire Next Time.

I will watch The Colbert Report and The Daily Show religiously because well they will be my Prozac, Lithium and Ambien.

I will weep because a McPalin win means Patrick and Bay Buchanan will NEVER GO AWAY.

Link Slut, October 29th

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Miss Piggy Rocks!

Why doesn’t The Economist mention any of Sarah Palin’s socialist tendencies when discussing the Republican ticket accusing Barack Obama of being a socialist? [The Economist]

(An aside: Fine, no one pays taxes for the rest of their lives.  There goes the funding for the Iraq AND Afghanistan Wars, no money to pay off the insurgents in Iraq, no funding for  autism and Down’s Syndrome research, who needs to maintain our bridges and highways…that’s right no taxes ever again!)

Kanye picked this outfit for Rihanna.  I’m so sure. [The Frisky]

I am not a mother but I think if my child was possibly involved in a triple homicide, I would not be talking to Nancy Grace. I’m just saying. [Sandra Rose]

Sorry, Sarah Palin is not smart. [Slate]

The Conservative on the ‘Conservative’

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To which, let me add a personal, affectionately-intended note: Rush, I knew William F. Buckley, Jr. William F. Buckley, Jr. was a father of mine. Rush, you’re no William F. Buckley, Jr.

-Christopher Buckley, patrician conservative elite to Rush Limbaugh, trashy bottomfeeder conservative drug addict [The Daily Beast]

Buckwheat explains Election 2008 to the masses.

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Our Man in the White House [The Root]

Favorite part:

He looked around to make sure no one could overhear his whisper.

“Bush is really down with the brothers, and he understands white people’s attitudes. He figured that the only way one of us could win would be to mess things up so much that white folks would decide they had nothing to lose if they put a black man in the White House!”

“You’re saying Bush deliberately screwed up the country to give a black candidate a better chance to become president,” I replied incredulously.

“That’s right,” Buckwheat replied. “And Bush, God bless his soul, delivered more than we ever expected.”

As his excitement mounted, he relapsed into Ebonics and began to shout.

“He de wurst Prez-ah-dent ‘n his’try. He done such a bad job, ‘most any Demercrat cud beat ‘most any ‘publican in dis here ‘lection. Even ah black one! Dat white man throwed hissse’f on de bonfire of his’try to give ah black man uh bedder chance to make his’try! We owes him our eternal thanks for his selfless sacrifice!”

Quote of the day

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H/T:  Ta-Nehisi Coates

This idiot woman, this blind, shortsighted ignoramus, this pretentious clod, mocks basic research and the international research community. You damn well better believe that there is research going on in animal models — what does she expect, that scientists should mutagenize human mothers and chop up baby brains for this work? — and countries like France and Germany and England and Canada and China and India and others are all respected participants in these efforts.

Yes, scientists work on fruit flies. Some of the most powerful tools in genetics and molecular biology are available in fruit flies, and these are animals that are particularly amenable to experimentation. Molecular genetics has revealed that humans share key molecules, the basic developmental toolkit, with all other animals, thanks to our shared evolutionary heritage (something else the wackaloon from Wasilla denies), and that we can use these other organisms to probe the fundamental mechanisms that underlie core processes in the formation of the nervous system — precisely the phenomena Palin claims are so important.

-Biologist PZ Myers in reaction to Sarah Palin mocking funding fruit fly research in her scintallating first ever policy speech.

If a majority of the American public is going to let someone this dumb  be at the center of power for the next four years, I give up.  I give up.  No matter what she wears or how well she stokes ugliness on the campaign trail, nothing NOTHING makes up for how completely clueless this woman is and remains to be.

At this point, McCain should replace her with Trig Palin.  It would be an improvement.