1.12.2011

Yeah, Right

“When we say ‘take up our arms,’ we are talking about our vote.”

She'll also tell you she has a good deal on a bridge in Lower Manhattan.

19 comments:

Jane said...

Perfect

Anonymous said...

thanks! you hit the nail on the head (or horns)

Lori Buff said...

She's going to use this as her campaign poster.

annell said...

She isn't a nice person.

Nancy Natale said...

I'm with Charles Blow, who refuses to even say her name to contribute to her media hype.

Joanne Mattera said...

I agree. I don't use her name either, but the statement was so egregious--and such an example of the repugnicans trying to blame others for their bad behavior, their DEADLY behavior, that it has to be noted.

Antonio Arch said...

Bravo, Joanne. Brava!

Diana said...

Like! :)

The Artist Within Us said...

Greetings,

I cannot agree more with your sentiments. The problem Sara Palin has is that she is a rifle and gun totting individual who just loves to shot her weapons and kill the innocent creatures in her crosshairs.

Now having said this, it is important that we look past this and send a message of unity and less hateful rhetoric, beginning with politics; then stop reality shows like Jersy Shores.

PS: If she is running for 2012 higher office, I will be packing, because if she wins, I will leave America.

Judy Vars said...

SHE who shall not be named.

Joanne Mattera said...

She won't win. Even the repugnicans aren't that stupid. But it's shameful and disgraceful that with so many intelligent and able female politicians--women really deserving of our vote and we of their service--this pinhead is the one who's getting attention.

Tamar said...

SP now talking about blood libel--we already know she has no shame, but she always manages to dig herself deeper into the muck.

Bea Modisett said...

Joanne- I adore that you have the "balls" to be this straight forward, but I believe it can be harmful for us (democrats...woot woot!) to be so extreme without repercussion, please let us remember our roots, and that our arguments are valuable through reason and thought, as opposed to our counterparts...don't let our riot toward this one specific act give others (the "repugs") a reason to think we are unthoughtful, or irrational. Let's use our wits to create a smart argument. Let us rise above through reason, and through compassion. Once again, our president says it well:

"At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized--at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who happen to think differently than we do--it's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds,"

Let us pause.

WILLIAM CHESAPEAKE said...

The republicans are far from stupid Joanne. Considering that their mission is to take tax revenues from the poor and middle class and redistribute them to very wealthy, the political success they've enjoyed to date is nothing short of phenomenal.
As for Ms. Palin, it's not the presidency she's seeking (in my humble opinion), but the threat of her candidacy which brings her the fame and fortune which she desires.

Joanne Mattera said...

William,
You are right that those repugnican lawmakers with an agenda are wily. However I can't ascribe that same kind of intelligence to a group (Tea partiers, mostly) that would support a pinhead such as the horned woman in the picture.

Bea,
The President has been moderate in every way, and the repugnicans have disrespected him in every way. (Take the the "birther" movement, for instance.) They have ramped up their anti-immigration, anti-healthcare, anti-gay voices. The horned one has made hugely inflammatory statements--putting politicians and whole regions of the country in her crosshairs--and we see what that kind of inflammation can do.

If I learned one thing from the Women's Movement--and, indeed, I learned many things that allow me to live my life as a strong, independent person--it's that when someone has their foot on your neck, you don't say, "Would you please be so kind as to remove your foot from my neck," you grab the foot and do what you need to do to get free.

The horned person doesn't have that much personal power (when she doesnlt have a gun in her hands), but her words are incendiary. She is egging on the masses of psychopaths, political crazies, and that great mass of bad spellers known as the tea party, to act in ways that are truly dangerous. Moderation is not a concept understood by crazy people at the edge. We have to speak out, strongly. To paraphrase: Don't retreat. Re-word.

Mery Lynn said...

I thought the Devil was silver tongued? This woman garbles the language, scrambles thought and has the tone of cheap lead.

chewy said...

and... those aren't targets, they're map symbols... yeah, right... not on my map.

kim matthews said...

Palin/Bachmann 2012: Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you feel like two! Actually I sorta wish Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty would run and get 'em both out of public office.

mariandioguardi.com said...

For her to paint herself as a victim of "blood libel" when the only blood shed was from the truely innocent victims of the shooter and those murdered was truly shameful, paranoid and the wrong thing to do.

It 's also important to note that her language , like Bush's, is couched with biblical and religious terms used to promote an agenda that sets one American off against another. Be aware. Beware.