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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hubris Bites

This story may not be that significant but I thought it was funny. The press is so sure Sarah Palin is an idiot they tweeted all over her admonition to Tea Partiers not to "Party like it's 1773" yet. We have the Daily Kos guy, NPR's Gwen Ifill and and others wetting themselves over Palin's public display of idiocy. Oops.


Wolf's Head said...

As it has been amply demonstrated by Cracker lpov, the left are ignorant morons.

The Boston Tea Party occurred on December 16th, 1773, so Palin's reference is historically correct and the left's response is, of course, totally stupid.

Gwen Ifill is far from being a Rocket Scientist, and the Daily Kos has more idiots than Congress.

Mike D. said...

Why nothing about tonight's Tea Party candidates forum? It was an excellent event, and I learned a lot about the candidates.

WataugaWatch was in the house with a Billy Kennedy lover. I believe J.W. even got temporarily stuck in a ditch in a minivan after the event, but perhaps I am mistaken and it was not he.

If you want a reporter at an event, and you don't have one to spare, as long as it's on an AppalCart route, please ask and I'll be happy to report for the blog.

guy faulkes said...

Good point Wolf. What do you expect from those so ignorant of history that they could not tell you the difference in Bunker Hill and Breed's Hill, not to mention continuing to try to return to the failed system of socialism?

Sarkazein said...

Rush will have a ball with this one.

Sarkazein said...

Will Obama make all 58 States in this weeks campaign tour?

Honest Debate said...

Silly Sark! There are only 57 States.

Honest Debate said...

I would not be surprised if Palin purposely baited the lamestream media with the line. She's running circles around them and they have no idea what to do with her.


guy faulkes said...

From another blog:

I do not like this Uncle Sam,

I do not like his health care scam.

I do not like these dirty crooks,

or how they lie and cook the books.

I do not like when Congress steals,

I do not like their secret deals.

I do not like this speaker Nan ,

I do not like this 'YES, WE CAN'.

I do not like this spending spree---

I'm smart, I know that nothing's free.

I do not like your smug replies,

when I complain about your lies.

I do not like this kind of hope.

I do not like it-- nope, nope, nope!

Go green - recycle Congress in 2010!

Honest Debate said...

A similar display of ignorance happened at the last Coons/O'Donnell debate. Here's the video. Skip ahead to 2:50 for the relevant part. When Coons is asked where "separation of church and State" appears in the Constitution, the holier than thou crowd erupts in laughter. These people vote and that's scary.

Elitist SnOBs.

Honest Debate said...

Good one Guy.

Sarkazein said...

H.D- RE: O'Donnell debate link. For 200+ years no one in our country was smart enough (including the Founders) to figure out the First Amendment meant a complete separation of Church and State. Now, the current generation is so smart that anyone that thinks the Founders had it right should be laughed at.

Mike D. said...

When I cast my ballot at the courthouse at noon today, the vote counting machine told me mine was number 1,205. I asked the poll watcher, who said that is the total number, just from the courthouse, since early voting began on the 14th. Now, I don't know if there is much significance to that number, but to me it seemed extremely high for one location.

Does anyone else have a report from a different location, and perhaps some analysis of the numbers?

As I said, after the county sales tax referendum, I predict extremely high turnout from rural areas all across the country. Could this early voting number be an indication that my prediction will come true?

Honest Debate said...


Good point but in this case I think it's worse than that. The audience for this debate were students from the University of Delaware. While Coons was making the First Amendment Establishment Clause argument (which you rightly point out as bogus), I think the students, judging by their reaction, think the words "Separation of Church and State" are actually in the US Constitution. They seem absolutely convinced O'Donnell is an idiot for not knowing it.

The silver lining is the press has actually been saying the Constitution does not say anything of the sort. I even saw a Constitutional scholar on Olbermann last night setting the record straight. They all, of course, are bending over backwards to say the establishment clause is a defacto separation but the message is getting out that the words do not appear. When people learn that (for the first time) it will bode well for O'Donnell... I hope.

Honest Debate said...

Mike D.,

Seems high to me too but I have no idea other than my gut. If turn out is high I think that helps us this cycle. Democrats are not fired up.

I saw you offer on another thread to be a roving reporter, feel free. This is good info, please keep it up. If you get the urge to write something more comprehensive, using information from on the ground that we can't get elsewhere, Blogger or I will most likely move it forward. We might even start calling you Clark Kent.

Reader said...

Mike D., went to AG Center on Monday, was showing 520, considering it was only a few days in.

NewGuy said...

First two days of early voting in Watauga...
869 total....315 Rep, 358 Dem, 196 other.

I am not sure how that turnout compares to 2008....a presidential election year......
But, BOE staffers told me that the first day was much bigger than expected.

NewGuy said...

In looking at my previous post, I have to wonder if what I read was a complete report.

Based on the numbers from the voting machines, as reported on this blog, it would appear that the 869 number is - more likely - the first day count only.

Either that, or a two day count from one location.

I will watch for updated numbers and report them as I find them.

guy faulkes said...

New Guy, thank you for your reports.