Category Archives: Sarah Palin

Team Politics

It’s not just having lived in Los Angeles for thirty years, and the last fourteen of those in Hollywood – this can be a silly place, from the Chinese Theater to Venice Beach and on out to Paradise Cove where … Continue reading

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Misunderstood Dragons

There are the op-eds in the morning paper, and usually on the facing page, the column of the paper’s editorial positions for the day on this and that, next to an array of letters to the editor, and somewhere in … Continue reading

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The Stench in the Room

It’s official. The polls are in. America has given up – it’s all pointless. We might as well curl up and die, and we’d be in despair if we weren’t too depressed to be in despair. There’s no point in … Continue reading

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Sneaky Bastard

On Thursday, January 13, it was over. Most of the commentary that morning on both speeches – Palin on Facebook and Obama in Tucson – was that things had gotten to the point on both the left and the right … Continue reading

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Sunrise, Sunset

Wednesday, January 12 – an odd day. In the morning Sarah Palin released a video about the “blood libel” against her. The notion is, like the Jews through the centuries, accused of mixing the blood of Christian babies to make … Continue reading

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Calling the Professional Organization of English Majors

Garrison Keillor likes to poke gentle and oddly generous fun at all sorts of things – dour Lutherans and film noir detectives, in the Adventures of Guy Noir – as he has a fondness for useless and clueless but good … Continue reading

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All-American Bears

Sarah Palin devotes a chapter of her new book America by Heart to defending the “Mama Grizzly” movement and her own feminist credentials – and, oddly, she starts by accusing citizens of the lower-forty-eight of perpetuating “bear propaganda.” That’s odd … Continue reading

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