Thursday, July 15, 2010

Was the ACORN Scandal Just More Republi-CON BS?

Watch this:

Read the California Attorney General Report on ACORN, which found that the video was severely distorted by dishonest editing. Further, immediately after O’Keefe and Giles [who made the video] left the ACORN office, a call was made to the police to report "that a self-admitted prostitute had been to the office and was discussing human smuggling." The report is based on unedited versions of the tapes made by O’Keefe and Giles who turned over the tapes after being granted immunity from any criminal prosecution under the state privacy statutes. The report concludes "that things are not always as partisan zealots portray them through highly selective editing of reality. Sometimes a fuller truth is found on the cutting-room floor."

Is this evidence of racism?

So many lies, so little time. (In fairness, Republi-cons don't consider it lying, to them it is "created reality.")

P.S. More to come, an ACORN employee fired as a result of the lies is suing the O’Keefe and Giles. Read the complaint.

Republi-con Family Values

UPDATE VI: "Bristol and Levi are engaged! Again! . . . What next? My money’s on an all-Palin-Johnston edition of 'Dancing With the Stars.'" Read The New York Times, The Bad News Bears.

Not everyone is happy about the pending nuptials. Read The Official Blog of Mercede Johnston, Who needs coffee when you wake up to news this shocking?

UPDATE V: What more can I say about the continuing "high-class anthology drama" of Palin Place. Read US Weekly, Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston Are Engaged!

UPDATE IV: "The only person who’s actually advancing the battle against teen pregnancy is Levi Johnston." Read The New York Times, My Boyfriend’s Back.

UPDATE III: More Republi-con family values. Read the Washington Post, Levi Johnston, Giving the Palins a Mud Bath.

Of course, consider the source, "an opportunistic creep; his claim to fame is having gotten his teenage girlfriend pregnant when her mother happened to be the governor of Alaska and a soon-to-be vice presidential nominee. Only in America can this be a springboard to a modeling and acting career."

On the other hand, "[i]t’s too bad Johnston is untrustworthy about every subject not covered by Field & Stream. Otherwise, this article might be fair payback for the Levi-Bristol convention appearance. In an effort to cement her family-values cred, Palin gave every teenage girl in the country a deeply unrealistic and dangerous vision of the wonderful way a boyfriend would transform once he discovered there was a baby on the way. (In the staged world, the handsome, expectant, unmarried couple held hands while the whole auditorium applauded. In the real world, after whacking off Levi’s mullet, Sarah had to veto his plans to go partying and force him to hang around the hotel with her pregnant daughter. “It was boring,” he concluded.)

Besides selling a fantasy about how easily a semi-delinquent, unemployed father-to-be could be turned into Prince Charming, Palin also spent her campaign trying to give the impression that running for vice president and taking care of five children, the youngest a baby with special needs, was as easy as falling off a snowbank. Politicians who don’t want the federal government to address child care issues like to imagine that’s true. It absolves them from dealing with the question of who takes care of the kids when women make up almost half the work force.

So it would be helpful to know if Palin was “always in a bad mood and she was stressed out a lot,” as Johnston claims. But really, we’re going to have to wait for a more reliable witness. . . .

However, I was fascinated by his claim that she doesn’t know how to shoot a gun. Hunting is one of the very few matters in which Levi Johnston seems like a trustworthy source, and if he says she showed no familiarity with weapons, I want to know more. In fact, I think Palin should never be allowed to bring that moose stuff up again until she appears at a rifle range and gives us a demonstration.

Anyway you look at it, the Palin family would make an interesting unreality show along with the Octomom and Jon Minus Kate, don't ya think.

God helps us if these are typical American families.

UPDATE II: It is a Republi-con axiom that it matters not what you do, it is what you say that counts. Ergo, pay lip service to those so-called conservative values, and do what you want.

In this case, those lip's belonged to the pitbull herself, Sarah Palin. It seems that she was letting her daughter's boyfriend 'stay over.' Read Us Magazine, Levi Johnston: The Palin Family Is Lying.

Not looking good for Palin, the Party Mom, in 2012!

What do you think?

UPDATE: Remember Sarah Palin. After she was selected as John McCain's running mate, the public learned that her 17-year old daughter was pregnant. To deflect questions about Republi-con family values, the campaign quickly flew in the father-to-be and claimed that the couple were engaged and planning to marry.

Of course, as most Republi-cons know, talk is cheap, and it turns out that it was all a cheap political stunt. Now that the campaign is over, Palin's daughter and her 'fiancé' have split. Apparently, the happy couple had "mutually decided 'a while ago' to end their relationship." I wonder how long ago 'a while ago' was, October perhaps.

Republi-con family values, like claims of fiscal conservatism, all cheap political talk.

The Palin family saga continues: Bristol is now a high school drop out, unwed mother. Not to be outdone, the baby's father also dropped out of high school. And his mother was arrest on felony drug charges.

And this from the party that claims to protect family values. Can you say hypocrisy?

But I sure do miss the skits on SNL. What about you?