Thursday, May 5, 2011
Colorado Christian College Sarah Screech for the Troops Transcript
Transcription of Sarah Palin Colorado College Speech by Dr Patois
Sarah Palin adores talking about heroes. Even some of the folks who hire her in order to hear her free-associations (such as Heroic Media) have the word in their title. But ya wanna know what rill heroism in action looks like? Um, yeah? Ya do? May 5’s hero of the day was DrPatois, who transcribed Palin’s speech at Colorado Christian University. Here is just a small helping, thank you very much, of the word salad served on that day, meant to convey Palin’s five-point military strategy, with Thousand Island dressing on the side:
“Hey you know before we get started even um, and speaking of being here for the right reasons and supporting TAPS and all that uh Bonnie is doing and, and the sacrifices that she and her family have made in um, in order to help those who have been touched by tragedy I thank you for showing your financial support for such a group an’ um in, in order to kind of articulate, in trying to think, in simple terms, which I’m very comfortable doing, I wanna’ read you something, you’ve probably have heard it before, I want to read you something that we believe was written by Charles Provence some years ago and it is again in just simple terms why it is that we are able to assemble here today freely, why it is that we know that we can be here safely and those with opposing views even are able to uh, express their views and um, share and debate and discuss. The reason that we’re able to do that is because of the sacrifices that our military have made for us. Let me read you this real quickly because we do need to remember that “it is, because of, the veteran, not the reporter, who has given us freedom, of the press. It is our veteran, not the poet
who has given us freedom of speech. It is the veteran, not the campus organizer who has given us freedom to protest. It is the veteran, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial. It is the veteran, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote. And it is the veteran, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag and who’s coffin is draped by the flag and who allows protesters, to burn the flag” (quotation marks are a guess). It is the veteran who is allowing us to be here today. So, with that, we salute the veteran, we recognize that without the sacrifices that have been made, by them, we would not be sitting here today.
“And what a place to be sitting today. A basketball court for one. I’m just tickled to get to be here, we just fill [sic] right at home. And in Colorado, you know, a lot of similarities between Alaska and Colorado…”
Because I’m a natural-born wet pocket, I’ll step on Palin’s next line by telling you one of the similarities between Alaska and Colorado: Both have mountains.
Kathleen then rolls up her sleeves to discuss Palin’s five-point military strategy, about which I can only quote DrPatois’ one-word assessment: “Oy.”
Friday, May 6, 2011
Steve Kroft Speaks on Sunday with President Obama in his First Interview Since the Death of Osama Bin Laden
On Sunday President Obama speaks to Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes” in his first interview since the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
Despite goading from Sarah Palin and others to release the graphic photos of Osama Bin Laden, President Obama makes the correct call and decides that it would not be in the interests of the United States to release photos of Osama Bin Laden’s body as such images may inflame the Muslim world. Sarah Palin’s call to President Obama that he stop “pussy-footing” and release the photos is yet another example of her absolute unpreparedness for high office. Imagine, for a moment, how Palin herself would react if someone accused HER of “pussy-footing.” I believe we’ve already seen an example, back during the 2008 campaign when Palin took the expression “lipstick on a pig” very, very personally.
Has she copyrighted the word “lipstick”?
Patrick hints in comments that “something is coming up.” And was it ever…! No need to wait, just look below at May 8!