"I'm declaring February a Palin-free month. Join me!"

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    Jan 23, 2011 7:36 PM GMT
    Damn, I haven't heard about Palin for 2 weeks and this broke my record! icon_lol.gif
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/20/AR2011012004349.html?nav=hcmodulePalin clearly isn't going away: "I am not going to sit down. I'm not going to shut up," she told Hannity on Monday. But if we treat her a little less like a major political figure and a little more like Ann Coulter -- a calculating individual who says shocking things to attract media attention -- it won't matter. Sure, we might lose some Web traffic or TV ratings, but we might also gain something. Remember the "Seinfeld" episode where George Costanza, by giving up sex, suddenly frees up brain power to learn Portuguese and Euclidean geometry, to teach Derek Jeter the physics of batting, to become a "Jeopardy" whiz and to solve a Rubik's cube? If we stop obsessing over Palin, we might suddenly become experts in the federal budget or Medicare reimbursement rates.
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    Jan 23, 2011 7:49 PM GMT
    We don't need to declare anything.. just ignore her, there really isn't any reason to do anything else.

    But if you want to declare February a "Palin woman" free month, by all means.....


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    Jan 23, 2011 8:29 PM GMT
    Oh good! Since February is free again, we can declare it "Caslon Appreciation Month"

    ....yes, I know I'm picking the shortest month. That's my natural self-effacing humbleness winning out over my better judgment to pick a long summer month. Hey, that's the kind of guy I am.
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    Jan 23, 2011 11:08 PM GMT
    Personally, I think the MSM that she calls the "Lame Stream Media" is what made her popular, they gave her unwarranted media time and attention, keeping her in the public eye, yet she keeps putting a "stick" in that media's eye.

    I believe, that if her popularity rise or fall had been based on her own merritorious words or actions, that she'd have fallen flat. The public basicly had her thrown at them, put that along with her one talent of playing her own sympathy card, she caught on and became an avalanche of he said she said bull that primarily just showed her damned ignorance. That ignorance played right into the avallanche of attention and Walla Wassilla she's a Faux News starlette, with even more exposure.

    She had nothing of quality to recommend her for the number two office in our country at all and she keeps showing her ass, yet the media keeps her out front. Finally though her stupidity has caught up with her and the public are showing signs of Palin Pocks, they just want her to go away !!!
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    Jan 24, 2011 2:52 AM GMT
    Now I am going to have to go a whole month without wearing my favorite shirt.

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    Jan 24, 2011 3:10 AM GMT
    I don't think Palin and Coulter can be lumped in the same category.

    Regardless of whether you agree with Coulter's political views, she approaches things from an intellectual perspective. Of course, Coulter sometimes wraps her intellectuality with a thick veil of rhetoric and contempt designed to mock opposing viewpoints. But she is more than able to adequately articulate her views. Besides, Coulter is well aware that controversial one-line snippets will get her attention and drive book sales.

    Palin, on the other hand, is more of a populist, which is probably why she is able to connect with a very big crowd who reject elitism and embrace the potential political rise of a "commoner."

    I don't care for either one of them, but I think it bears to note that Palin, Carrie Prejean, "plummer" Joe, and others similarly situated cannot engage in the type of debates that someone like Coulter or Krauthammer can. This is not unique to conservative figures because there are intellectual and populist figures on the left as well.
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    Jan 24, 2011 6:31 AM GMT
    real life dad said Personally, I think the MSM that she calls the "Lame Stream Media" is what made her popular, they gave her unwarranted media time and attention, keeping her in the public eye, yet she keeps putting a "stick" in that media's eye.

    I believe, that if her popularity rise or fall had been based on her own meritorious words or actions, that she'd have fallen flat. The public basically had her thrown at them, put that along with her one talent of playing her own sympathy card, she caught on and became an avalanche of he said she said bull that primarily just showed her damned ignorance. That ignorance played right into the avalanche of attention and Walla Wasilla she's a Faux News starlette, with even more exposure.

    She had nothing of quality to recommend her for the number two office in our country at all and she keeps showing her ass, yet the media keeps her out front. Finally though her stupidity has caught up with her and the public are showing signs of Palin Pocks, they just want her to go away !!!


    And Obama had what to recommend him for the number one office in the country?

    I seem to recall him saying:

    "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure".

    But now that he is president and wants to raise the debt limit , it somehow isn't a failure of leadership.

    What hypocrisy !





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    Jan 24, 2011 1:04 PM GMT
    OK, let's ignore the president for a full month. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 24, 2011 1:27 PM GMT
    I can't think of anyone on the left (a failed VP candidate, failed governor) who is given a platform like Palin is. I do think she should be ignored because she is basically a reality show star now and her political statements are of no more value that the Real Housewives of New Jersey. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 24, 2011 1:32 PM GMT
    Sarah who?
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    Jan 24, 2011 4:16 PM GMT
    creyente saidSarah who?

    You know, the one Jefferson Starship sang about:
    Go now,
    Dont look back we've drawn the line,
    Move on,
    ...[I hope to] never find another girl like you

    Sarah,
    Storms are brewing in your eyes,
    Sarah,
    Now I can realize
    Sarah,
    There's danger in your eyes....

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    Jan 24, 2011 4:29 PM GMT
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    real life dad said Personally, I think the MSM that she calls the "Lame Stream Media" is what made her popular, they gave her unwarranted media time and attention, keeping her in the public eye, yet she keeps putting a "stick" in that media's eye.

    I believe, that if her popularity rise or fall had been based on her own meritorious words or actions, that she'd have fallen flat. The public basically had her thrown at them, put that along with her one talent of playing her own sympathy card, she caught on and became an avalanche of he said she said bull that primarily just showed her damned ignorance. That ignorance played right into the avalanche of attention and Walla Wasilla she's a Faux News starlette, with even more exposure.

    She had nothing of quality to recommend her for the number two office in our country at all and she keeps showing her ass, yet the media keeps her out front. Finally though her stupidity has caught up with her and the public are showing signs of Palin Pocks, they just want her to go away !!!


    And Obama had what to recommend him for the number one office in the country?

    I seem to recall him saying:

    "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure".

    But now that he is president and wants to raise the debt limit , it somehow isn't a failure of leadership.

    What hypocrisy !







    Obama had then and still does have obvious intelligence and leadership abilities to recommend him. As for defending some of his hypocrisy, I can't !!!! Because some of his hypocrisy pisses me off and amazes me, nearly as much as Palin's rise to fame over her damn ignorance.
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    Jan 24, 2011 4:38 PM GMT
    Maybe if you liberals didn't obsess over her so much in the first place, you wouldn't have to create mechanisms to help you ignore her. But I'll bet you guys can neither ignore her, nor rein in your obsession even for a week. If she says something that is reported, you'll be all over it like flies on flypaper.
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    Jan 24, 2011 5:01 PM GMT
    If you notice, the OP is a journalist who's asking for a Palin-free period. The title of the thread is the article's title.
    So yes, I hope the media takes up his pledge.
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    Jan 24, 2011 5:07 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidMaybe if you liberals didn't obsess over her so much in the first place, you wouldn't have to create mechanisms to help you ignore her. But I'll bet you guys can neither ignore her, nor rein in your obsession even for a week. If she says something that is reported, you'll be all over it like flies on flypaper.


    We're not obsessed with her but, rather, forced to keep hearing about her as the conservative and corporate controlled media shoves her down our throats.
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    Jan 24, 2011 5:50 PM GMT
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    socalfitness saidMaybe if you liberals didn't obsess over her so much in the first place, you wouldn't have to create mechanisms to help you ignore her. But I'll bet you guys can neither ignore her, nor rein in your obsession even for a week. If she says something that is reported, you'll be all over it like flies on flypaper.


    We're not obsessed with her but, rather, forced to keep hearing about her as the conservative and corporate controlled media shoves her down our throats.

    Assume you are referring to TV as newspaper and magazine articles can easily be ignored. Aside from the pending takeover of MSNBC by Comcast, I didn't think any of the favored media outlets were controlled by corporations that had anything but scorn for her. Is it possible that you hear of her so much because the outlets enjoy ridiculing her? Then you would have the dilemma of simultaneously loving the ridicule but hating to hear of her.
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    Jan 24, 2011 6:00 PM GMT
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    Christian73 said
    socalfitness saidMaybe if you liberals didn't obsess over her so much in the first place, you wouldn't have to create mechanisms to help you ignore her. But I'll bet you guys can neither ignore her, nor rein in your obsession even for a week. If she says something that is reported, you'll be all over it like flies on flypaper.


    We're not obsessed with her but, rather, forced to keep hearing about her as the conservative and corporate controlled media shoves her down our throats.

    Assume you are referring to TV as newspaper and magazine articles can easily be ignored. Aside from the pending takeover of MSNBC by Comcast, I didn't think any of the favored media outlets were controlled by corporations that had anything but scorn for her. Is it possible that you hear of her so much because the outlets enjoy ridiculing her? Then you would have the dilemma of simultaneously loving the ridicule but hating to hear of her.


    It's TV, newspapers, magazines, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc., etc. In fact, Twitter suggested I "follow" her last week. I nearly threw up in my mouth. Of course, I don't read much about her but she's fairly omnipresent.
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    Jan 24, 2011 6:22 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    socalfitness said
    Christian73 said
    socalfitness saidMaybe if you liberals didn't obsess over her so much in the first place, you wouldn't have to create mechanisms to help you ignore her. But I'll bet you guys can neither ignore her, nor rein in your obsession even for a week. If she says something that is reported, you'll be all over it like flies on flypaper.


    We're not obsessed with her but, rather, forced to keep hearing about her as the conservative and corporate controlled media shoves her down our throats.

    Assume you are referring to TV as newspaper and magazine articles can easily be ignored. Aside from the pending takeover of MSNBC by Comcast, I didn't think any of the favored media outlets were controlled by corporations that had anything but scorn for her. Is it possible that you hear of her so much because the outlets enjoy ridiculing her? Then you would have the dilemma of simultaneously loving the ridicule but hating to hear of her.


    It's TV, newspapers, magazines, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc., etc. In fact, Twitter suggested I "follow" her last week. I nearly threw up in my mouth. Of course, I don't read much about her but she's fairly omnipresent.

    That's pretty funny. Twitter is real high tech, so they must know some things about you that you might not realize yourself. Too funny. Guess I must lead a sheltered life. Often on the web, watching media, etc., but the most I hear of her is right here on good old RJ.