via: PPP Poll
(Photo of a bear cub hitching a ride at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming by Steve Hinch / Solent News via the Telegraph) A young grizzly bear hitches a ride on his mum’s back in a bid to prevent his paws getting cold as his mum hunts for food in the freezing snow. Steve Hinch photographed the pair from a safe distance in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Source: telegraph.co.uk
Sarah Palin, using her most charming, real Amurikin, snowbilly meth-cookin’ slang words, said the ‘lame-stream media‘ was getting ‘all wee-wee’d up‘ and ‘whacked out‘ about Rick Santorum’s endless and weird Satan talk:
“They will attack any conservatives who boldly proclaims their faith and talks about there is good in the world and there’s evil in the world and that’s what Rick Santorum was talking about. And this was a speech that he gave back in 2008, where he named evil as Satan. And for these lame-stream media characters to get all wee-weed up about that, first you have to ask yourself, ‘Have they ever attended a Sunday school class even? Have they never heard of this terminology before?” And that’s why they got so, you know, just whacked out about the speech.”
After reading her comments, I wondered if Sarah has been getting a little professional coaching on the side — if so, it’s paying off big time! She’s progressed from publicly describing other adults with whom she didn’t agree as “getting their panties in a wad” to the more charming and rational critique of “getting all wee wee’d up” and “whacked out.” It’s like the transformation of Eliza Doolittle before our very eyes — are we seeing the true lady beneath the Bumpits?
Oh, and by the way: Steve Forbes thinks Santorum needs to stop talking about Satan too. Personally, I’d love to hear Palin tell Forbes to stop getting all wee wee’d up or hear her discuss how Steve’s panties are in a wad on the Sean Hannity Comedy Hour. THAT would be worth watching.
Okay, “Richard Santorum” if you want to get all technical about it.
“Satan has his sights on the United States of America! Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition.
This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country – the United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age? There is no one else to go after other than the United States and that has been the case now for almost 200 years, once America’s preeminence was sown by our great Founding Fathers.”
Moderator: “So you spoke about the dangers of contraception. Can you talk about why contraceptives are dangerous?”
Santorum: “What we are seeing is a problem in our culture with respect to children being raised by children, children being raised out of wedlock, and the economic impact and the impact on society.”
afternoonsnoozebutton: PRO TIP, BRO: BABIES HAPPEN WHEN YOU DON’T USE CONTRACEPTION, NOT WHEN YOU DO.
But the worst thing about these ridiculous things Santorum says? His supporters:
From PPP’s latest poll of Michigan primary voters. Santorum’s advantage over Romney seems to be a reflection of voters being more comfortable with where he is ideologically. 48% of voters think Santorum has more similar beliefs to them, compared to only 32% who pick Romney on that question.63% of primary voters think Santorum’s views are ‘about right’.
1) “I am requesting that the General Assembly amend this bill to explicitly state that no woman in Virginia will have to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound involuntarily. I am asking the General Assembly to state in this legislation that only a transabdominal, or external, ultrasound will be required to satisfy the requirements to determine gestational age. Should a doctor determine that another form of ultrasound may be necessary to provide the necessary images and information that will be an issue for the doctor and the patient. The government will have no role in that medical decision.” — Virginia Governor Backtracks, Offers Amendment To Ultrasound Bill
2) GOP debate audience (pictured left) boos contraception question – During a CNN-sponsored Republican presidential debate in Arizona, the crowd booed wildly at the mention of birth control. [...] Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney called the Obama administration’s decision to have all health plans cover contraception for women an “attack on religious conscience.” “I don’t think we’ve seen in the history of this country the kind of attack on religious conscience, religious freedom, religious tolerance that we’ve seen under Barack Obama,” the candidate explained. For his part, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum defended his earlier remarks about “the dangers of contraception”…
3) Five super-rich men are deciding the GOP nomination – A quarter of the money that has fueled a bitter nomination battle among Republican White House hopefuls, from which no settled favorite has yet emerged, has come from just five super-rich Americans. The sway that wealthy donors have been able to exert has come about due to them pouring money into so-called super PACs, political action committees with no formal affiliation to a candidate but, more crucially, no funding cap. [...] Around $126 million has so far been donated to super PACS, with nearly 25 percent of that money coming from Simmons, Adelson, Friess, Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, and Houston construction magnate Bob Perry.
4) Romney Admits He’d Give Huge Tax Break To Top 1 Percent – Romney admitted that his tax plan contained a massive tax cut for the wealthiest Americans: SANTORUM: Governor Romney even today suggested today raising taxes on the top 1 percent, adopting the Occupy Wall Street rhetoric. I’m not going to adopt that rhetoric. I’m going to represent 100 percent of Americans. We’re not raising taxes on anyone. ROMNEY: Number one, I said that we’re going to cut taxes on everyone across the country by 20 percent, including the top 1 percent. So that’s number one. [...] Romney’s plan to give a 20-percent tax cut, lowering rates for the wealthiest Americans from 35 percent to 28 percent, and repeal the alternative minimum tax would, as Romney admitted tonight, provide a huge tax break to the richest Americans, at a cost four times higher than the Bush tax cuts.
5) Minimum Wages Could Be Lowered In Arizona, Florida - Republican lawmakers in Arizona are pushing legislation that would lower the legal minimum wage for younger part-time workers and tipped workers such as restaurant servers, just as Florida lawmakers are considering dropping their state’s tipped rate as well. In both cases, proponents of the measures are arguing that the wage floor for such employees is too onerous on businesses.
6) Did you know: Stocks Return More With Dem in White House - While Republicans promote themselves as the friendliest party for Wall Street, stock investors do better when Democrats occupy the White House. From a dollars- and-cents standpoint, it’s not even close. The BGOV Barometer shows that, over the five decades since John F. Kennedy was inaugurated, $1,000 invested in a hypothetical fund that tracks the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPX) only when Democrats are in the White House would have been worth $10,920 at the close of trading yesterday. That’s more than nine times the dollar return an investor would have realized from following a similar strategy during Republican administrations.
7) Rick Santorum’s not really “from the coal fields” (nor was he born in a manger) – Santorum’s claim to have come “from the coal fields” is a stretch – by two generations. He has never worked in a coal mine. His parents’ professions were psychologist and nurse, and Santorum is a lawyer who has spent all of his adult life in politics. But he frequently invokes his grandfather, who worked in the auto factories of Detroit and then the coal mines of Western Pennsylvania after he immigrated to the United States from Italy.
8) Sarah Palin ‘believed Queen was in charge of British forces in Iraq’ – [A]ccording to research done for a new film chronicling her brief political rise. [...] Her confusion emerged during a coaching session with Steve Schmidt, a top McCain adviser, who asked Mrs Palin what she would do if Britain began to waver in its commitment to the Iraq war. In one of the many rambling responses that steadily eroded her credibility during the campaign, Mrs Palin reportedly replied that she would “continue to have an open dialogue” with the Queen.
9) Zombie chicken: it’s what’s for dinner – As long as their brain stem is intact, the homeostatic functions of the chicken will continue to operate. By removing the cerebral cortex of the chicken, its sensory perceptions are removed. It can be produced in a denser condition while remaining alive, and oblivious. … Food, water and air are delivered via an arterial network and excreta is removed in the same manner. Around 1000 chickens will be packed into each ‘leaf’, which forms part of a moving, productive system. || Note: Or there’s always savory lab-grown meat.