Frontier Former Editor

September 14, 2008

Verrrrry interresting . . .

And a primary source account of Alaskan anti-Palin sentiment to boot . . .

I need to learn a little more about this Eddie Burke character as well.

I was once the victim of some on-air defamation by a guest on a talk-radio show with some supposedly conservative leanings. The guest, Michael ‘Oz’ Osborne, accused me of working on the payroll of our district’s congressman while also working as a newspaper reporter. The host realized during the show that his guest – a small-town religious bookstore owner with an intellectual depth measured in fractions of an angstrom – might have been wrong, and said guest supposedly realized what a dumbs**t comment he made. It was interesting getting a call at home from my editor and trying to explain that there was no way in hell I’d even consider doing something that stupid, unethical and evil. The dumbs**t guest did call the paper to apologize, but the editor intercepted the call and said I had no business giving the guy what for.

If I ever see him, I’ll be sure to say ‘Thank you, Michael Osborne, for prototyping Sarah Palin.’

Oh, and in a real test of irony, Pravda seems to share my opinion of Palin. Even if it is packaged with much the same sort of Russian style imperialism that almost justifies the dumb s**t spewing from Palin’s mouth . . .

“So Sarah Palin, Mrs. Hockey Mom housewife-cum-small-town gossip merchant and cheap little guttersnipe, suppose you shut up and allowed real politicians and diplomats to do their work? Threatening Russia with a war is perhaps the most irresponsible thing anyone could do at this moment in time. Have you any idea what a nuclear holocaust is? Have you any notion of the power of Russia’s armed forces? Did you know that Russia has enough missiles to destroy any target anywhere on Earth in seconds?”

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7 Comments »

  1. Wow. Pravda. That blows my mind.

    Can we even afford to stretch our military in such a manner?

    Comment by Stiletto — September 15, 2008 @ 10:21 pm

  2. Merhaba, Senor FFE

    I flatter myself that I agree with Mlle Stiletto on so many things

    I am especially nervous at commenting after her sagacious post, especially as a certain Aquilan pomposity was punctured with a Just Economy of Words, the last time une certaine Mlle directed comments at L’Aigle Gris

    BUT

    Doesn’t it worry you that you are in such agreement with Pravda, over a gun-toting Young Lady-Terror of Polar Bears, Democrats and Alaskan Sea-Otters, anxious about expanding Oil-Exploitation in their habitats

    Alles Gute

    G Eagle

    Comment by G Eagle Esq — September 17, 2008 @ 5:26 pm

  3. ‘I flatter myself that I agree with Mlle Stiletto on so many things’

    If anyone were to be flattered, it is I, G Eagle. Merci.

    Comment by Stiletto — September 17, 2008 @ 9:18 pm

  4. Tis well that we all are flattered.

    As for Pravda’s observations, they go straigh to the core of my worries: that someone as brash and ignorant and messianistic as Mrs. Palin would think that we should simply roll over and trust her and her erstwhile boss to handle Russia – not to mention an economy gone haywire.
    I’m no advocate of rolling over for Russia’s imperial vision, but I don’t believe that jingoism and messianism are the way to tell Russia to back off either.
    Seems like McCain and Palin need to take a few days to read “The Guns of August” and write a five-page book review on what Tuchman was trying to explain.

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — September 18, 2008 @ 9:45 am

  5. ‘Mrs. Palin would think that we should simply roll over and trust her and her erstwhile boss’

    Do you mean McCain, or God?

    Comment by Stiletto — September 19, 2008 @ 2:37 pm

  6. Neither, especially since they both supposedly inflicted her upon us.

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — September 19, 2008 @ 2:47 pm

  7. Palin … Putin … so many letters in common. And she keeps on about how she can see Russia from her bedroom window.

    And they have so much else in common–contempt for anyone who thinks differently from themselves, for starters.

    I see a conspiracy blooming … something along the lines of The Parent Trap.

    Comment by Metro — September 19, 2008 @ 7:37 pm


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