Category: Sarah Palin

Palin Comparison

If you have been paying any attention, you will notice that Wednesdays are especially long (humpy, even) for me.

I wake up around 6-630 and get him and her and me, of course( bathed and dressed for school/day care/college.

8am finds me hanging out with Professor Cheesehead in GOVT 2305 and 9am finds me with Professor Arkansanette in HIST 1301.  Then I hit the lie-bury  and do a bit of online stuff before heading up to the plantation to put in 12 hours of service excellence only to return home and make sure everyone is happy before heading to bed only to hit the ground running at 6-630 am tomorrow.

As such, I am subjected to low volume CNN, ESPN and ESPN2 all day at work.

Today, I found myself besieged by everyones favorite hockey mom/constitutional scholar/moose killer.

After hour number 5 or 6 of the endless loops of one of her interview I finally said out loud to no one in particular:

Me: This has nothing to do with my personal ideology, but for the love of intellect can we get her off the damn TV for a little while?

Random 20something white Bartender: Iono…she IS hawt.

Me: Naw, man.  She ain’t hawt.  Pretty?  Sure.  Easy on the Eyes? sure.  HAWT?  not a chance.

R20sWB:  Yeah but shes Governor Hawt.

Me: Governor Hawt is like pygmy tall.  or idiot smart. its oxymoronic (pauses for effect)  laughs to himself Geehee ….OXY moronic.  thats not REAL hawt.

So….Leaving aside, for the moment, the substance (such that it was) of what Governor Hawt said today (all effin day) aside, Let the record reflect, once and for all what HAWT is.

/engages in mildly misogynistic objectification

^hawt^

Not Hawt.  not really even lukewarm.  Tepid at best.

Not Hawt. not really even lukewarm. Tepid at best.

Just so we are clear.

Any questions?

The not-so-soft Bigotry of white colloquialisms

I still haven’t seen more than a smattering of seconds of last night’s debate.

What little I did see in between the Absolut Mandarin and sodas and Al’s Favorite Cosmos that i was slinging around irritated the Piss out of me.

So…I can have a woman running for vice-president get all folksy on me talking about a heckuva lotta this and heckuva lotta that…

BUT…

Let a sista get up there and suck her teeth and say Uh-Uh and folk want to hand her the keys to a Cadillac with one hand and an EBT card in the other?

This woman is EXACTLY what people who deplore Affirmative Action have always complained about and what people who support Affirmative Action live in constant fear of.

If the stakes weren’t so high, the irony would be delicious.

The more I watch the more I realize none of the “experts” know what the hell they are talking about…and the more expert they are, the LESS they actually know.

Fools, all of them.

This woman is not fooling a soul who doesn’t want to be fooled into thinking that she is worthy of the position she currently occupies.

She is positively cringe-worthy.

 

And I haven’t even SEEN the debate.

 

I bet Gwen Ifill was just ITCHING to belt out ONE follow up question.

 

Just one.

A quick word about tonight’s debate

It was a tough call, as to whether or not to switch my schedule around to catch Railroad Joey Delaware v. Alaska McMooseKiller at home in real time, but I decided against it.

Black Thursday is an institution and my fans will not accept my absence for such a reason.  Besides, that’s what DVR is for.

Nevertheless, it is important that we not confuse what WE see with what  others see, and more importantly what others are TOLD to see.

(we will now pause while Inkognegro TELLS you what you are going to see)

What you WILL see is a woman who is comfortable on stage, facing a man who is more comfortable on stage than he should be.

hot on the heels of McCain/Palin pulling out of Michigan, Tonight could be the game breaker Obama/Biden  has been looking for.  But Joey Delaware has to be patient and Do him without getting antsy and trying to end it right there on stage.

Alaska McMooseKiller is going to go at Joe Biden hard and heavy, but Joe has to resist the urge to disembowel her right on stage.

That’s right Joe, none of that Noun verb and 9/11 stuff tonight.

Take a cue from your running mate and just shank her beneath the armpit.

Let her go back to the igloo and bleed out, that way no blood on you hands.

Shock and Awe

I know a Black woman who is completely infatuated with Sarah Palin.  Personally.

(pauses to let that sink in)

I know her personally.

I used to know her really well.   Today?  not so much.

 

Can’t speak  on this topic anymore…but I FULLY INTEND To get back to this.

 

 

Yes, I stopped what I was doing JUST to type that sentence.

A Day of Blogging for Justice: I am a Community Organizer

(NOTE)  This is a preliminary post…Links, details and further rants and rails are forthcoming after I leave school.

In the football game of life, the community organizer is the fullback; the lead blocking reliable check-down receiver who takes all the punishment to enable the other skill players to shine.

In the basketball game of life, the community organizer is the board crashing, pick setting, charge taking power forward who has no plays run for him

In the baseball game of life, the community organizer is the utility player who can play any position effectively, leads the team in sacrifice bunts and every other intangible that never shows up in the box score.

Any chance Sarah Palin had of registering on my radar of people I respect evaporated the moment she talked about my momma.

My mother was  is a community organizer.  She spent the entirety of my puberty putting in 45-80 hours a week bringing the gospel (and carbs) of the Girl Scouts to previously unserved housing projects in outlying parts of Allegheny County. 

Now she is a supervisor for a transitional housing unit for mothers who have completed drug treatment programs.

Being a community organizer, in my broad definition applies to anyone who is involved in building people and communities.

There is a delicious, yet thus far untasted irony in having Alaska Governor Sarah Palin take shots at not just one person who was once a community organizer but at the very notion of community organizing.

Take a look at this analysis of the Palin Mystique in slate

Of course, conservatives are partly lining up behind Palin just so they can stay in the game. But it’s not all crass opportunism. To any religious conservative, Palin, with all her contradictions and hypocrisies, is a very familiar type in this peculiar moment in evangelical history.

Starting in the 1970s, leaders such as Dobson began rewriting the rules of the traditional Christian marriage to make it more palatable in an age of feminism. Domestic work was elevated to a special calling; Christian women were told their child-rearing decisions had national implications, as they were raising a generation of righteous soldiers. Mom took on a political tinge. Home-schooling mothers dragged their large broods to volunteer in campaigns. Like with many Christian moms of her generation, Palin’s résumé starts with the PTA.

What really grates me about Palin’s diss is what she MEANT.

Palin wasn’t trying to insult ALL community orgainzers, because she WAS one. 

Palin was insulting the very idea that OTHER people who are community organizers for THEIR (read: inferior) communities.

That one of those OTHER community organizers would have the audacity to think that preparing out of work steelworkers from an international city like Chicago for the coming 21st century economy was in anyway comparable to being involved with the Wasilla, AK PTA is simply more than she can stand. 

As I write this, the very notion that I should devote a lot of time to Gov. Palin comes off as casting pearls after swine.

 

The truth is, Gov. Palin has nothing against the idea of Community Orgainzing.  She WANTS communities to be orgainzed.  Even yours.

Gov. Palin doesn’t think orgainzing communities counts as preparation for a career in Politics….unless it is HER community or one like it.

So if you will excuse me, I will go back to orgainzing my community and leave Gov. Palin to her bigoted and small-minded notions of experience.