Jobs has finally topped the news cycle with an overpowering media assault and now maybe more US peoples will have a chance at getting employed…
Whoa, wait a sec!
Not that kind of jobs, dumb ass!
Yes, Steve Jobs is dead.
Two things there — one, life is really, really fleeting, he was only 56, and two,Â all the money in the world can’t make you live one minute longer.
In the long run, however, the world will not lament the guy’s passing, but all the techno-bullshit his company spewed out the last three decades, which in one way or another helped contribute to the quick-approaching end of an age.
The other side of the coin is always ugly.
Nearly buried by all the Apple-talk-news yesterday was another story which has been knocked about for weeks, and in its coming, brings to an inglorious end one of the most-crazed, unbelievable sagas in US political history.
Sara Palin ain’t running.
(Illustration found here).
Palin reflected an extreme-hideous side of Americana, which only in its loudness within an unhinged, ignorant babble caught the attention of first the easily-swayed news media and then a certain portion of the public.
Anyone with a dab of sense knows she’s never, ever been much more than trailer trash.
From Palin’s last political will and statement:
After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States.
As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision.
When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country.
My decision maintains this order.
I will continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets, including in the race for President where our candidates must embrace immediate action toward energy independence through domestic resource developments of conventional energy sources, along with renewables.
We must reduce tax burdens and onerous regulations that kill American industry, and our candidates must always push to minimize government to strengthen the economy and allow the private sector to create jobs.
Such is bullshit.
If one considered it, John McCain should be held greatly accountable for hoisting Palin on an unsuspecting US landscape in 2008 when he snatched the Alaskan governor up to be a partner in the presidential race — once on board, however, the shit really hit the fan.
â€œOur, our next-door neighbors are foreign countries, there in the state that I am the executive of.â€
â€”Sarah Palin, on her foreign policy experience, CBS News interview with Katie Couric, Sept. 25, 2008
Also in that same interview:
Couric: And when it comes to establishing your world view, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this â€” to stay informed and to understand the world?
Palin: Iâ€™ve read most of them again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media â€”
Couric: But what ones specifically? Iâ€™m curious.
Palin: Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years.
Couric: Can you name any of them?
Palin: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news.
And because that Couric talk was such a horrifying disaster, Palin never goes anywhere now except Fox News, which by the way, has made its own news.
In a confirmation of all this crap was made by Roger Ailes, the Fox News chairman, who had Palin on the network not for her great brain.
Via Raw Story:
In an interview celebrating the 15th anniversary of Fox News, Ailes told The Associated Press that he hired the former Republican vice presidential candidate â€œbecause she was hot and got ratings.â€
According to one Republican who is close to the Fox News chairman, Palin certainly wasnâ€™t hired because Ailes respected her intellect.
â€œHe thinks Palin is an idiot,â€ the insider told New York magazine earlier this year.
â€œHe thinks sheâ€™s stupid.
He helped boost her up.
People like Sarah Palin havenâ€™t elevated the conservative movement.â€
And Ailes himself is a sexist asshole:
In a 2008 prologue to his planned book, former Fox News executive Dan Cooper recalled that Ailes liked to â€œtalk macho and compare the anatomies of women in the office.â€
â€œI was too scared to make salacious comments about women in the office,â€ Cooper wrote.
â€œLike everyone, I had taken classes in workplace behavior.
â€˜How about those bazookas on that Indian girl, or whatever the hell she is!â€™
â€˜Pussy masala on the menu today?â€™â€
No wonder the US is finished.
The rise of Palin allowed the rise of political lying — and the getting away with it.
I’ve always knew she was a complete phony and ignorant beyond belief, and didn’t give a shit — this is my first post on her. (And the last).
Somebody at The Daily Dish said it best yesterday: It is hard to describe the relief of this awful person finally going away.
You betcha, again.