Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Real Americans

We already know who Sarah Palin and John McCain believe are real Americans. Sarah Palin says, "We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working, very patriotic, very pro-America areas of this great nation." "Real Americans," according to Sarah Palin's warped version of reality, live exclusively in small towns and have good Anglo-Saxon surnames and attend evangelical churches and vote Republican. "Real Americans" don't carry passports or speak French or consort with foreigners. "Real Americans" know that nothing worthwhile ever came from a book unless it was the Good Book. "Real Americans" get their news from Fox.

And according to McCain/Palin, the following two people are not real Americans:

Elsheba Khan at the grave of her son, Specialist Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan

If Sarah Palin was in front of me right now, I'd slap her bigoted racist lying fucking face.

UPDATEe: Chairwoman of Otero County Republican Party weighs in that Muslims are not real Americans. Ms. Marcia Stirman apparently believes that Cpl. Khan was an enemy of America. She is lucky that she is in New Mexico and I am not.
UPDATE2: Apparently Sarah Palin thinks real Americans spend $150,000 for clothes. As someone who buys most of his clothes from Wal-Mart, I assure you that it's damned hard to spend $150,000 for clothes from Wal-Mart, unless you bring a dump truck with you. Does that mean Sarah Palin isn't a real American? Hmm...

-- Badtux the Rude Penguin


  1. The $150,000 on clothes thing seems to be getting a lot of traction in the meeja, based on the number of stories I see in the online newspapers I can scan from here. I guess that's because it's a story with an emotion-level hook that people can relate to.

    "Hey! I wear clothes! I have a mental conception of how much money $150,000 is. I can't concieve of spending that much on clothes. Why, that makes me angry!"

    While I'm glad to see anything that would make "MILF Mooseturd 1984" look worse in the eyes of the mouth-breathing 23%ers who still support the fascist ticket, it's too bad it has to be something this trivial.

    Fact is, anyone allowed to run for high political office in the U.S. is going to be part of the upper class. They're not like you and me who have to work for a living. Once chosen to be among the politically annointed, they move in rareified circles and get to do/eat/buy things we can't dream of.

    I'd rather see Palin denounced for her ties to the Alaskan separatist party that aims to do what the Confederacy couldn't do -- break apart the "United" States. I'd like to see her slammed for being an apocalyptic religious wack-job who would start a nuclear war to bring Jeebus back to Earth as soon as Johnny McCaincerface finally rots away. I'd like to see her exposed for having her house built by companies that got sweetheart deals to build that hockey rink in Wasilla -- just like her mentor Ted Stevens!

    There are many things I'd like to see Sarah crucified for. (Religious reference intended -- remember there were thieves on crosses on either side of Jesus.) This is a small one.

    But hey, if the mud sticks, smear it! Especially when it's mud she rolled in herself.

  2. I think you're being unfair to McCain here. Sure, his running mate is scum of the earth and he's proven to be pretty scummy himself, but I have a hard time seeing him besmirching the service of any American, regardless of religion.


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