Monday, October 27, 2008

More on Ms. Fruit Fly and Boy Is It Fun

Never any lack of entertainment value when Palin opens her mouth. She is a walking, talking Saturday Night Live Meets Barbarella v. The Three Stooges.

But let's get to the mighty fruit fly (and again, this is dedicated to our friend, IT).

I talked about this the other day, here.

Enter Keith Olbermann. His topic on fruit fly begins at 1:40 (in the video below). Then Olbermann shifts to Michelle Obama and her talk about Obama's grandmother, Toot, who is seriously ill. Michelle thanks the public for their notes of concern, support and prayers for Toot and their family. She is graceful, kind and thoughtful (and made this ol dog cry). I can see the weight she carries as she bows her head.

Skip then to Olbermann at 4:55, and this is where it gets really interesting in his discussion with Richard Wolf on Ms. Fruitfly. Wolf, also a writer for Newsweek, tears Palin a new one in his first several sentences. As you well know, Newsweek is hardly a lib publication.

Wolf also makes some really interesting observations about McCain's "budget freeze" (which is such a joke...).

Here is the video:

Good God.

Then, as if Wolf didn't dis this brainless wonder quite enough, blogger Pharyngula, a fine science blogger, had this to say:

I am appalled.

This idiot woman, this blind, shortsighted ignoramus, this pretentious clod, mocks basic research and the international research community. You damn well better believe that there is research going on in animal models — what does she expect, that scientists should mutagenize human mothers and chop up baby brains for this work? — and countries like France and Germany and England and Canada and China and India and others are all respected participants in these efforts.

I am rolling on the floor, at this point. Mercy!

And what is even funnier is that this is the most popular republican in the U.S.! This is the best of the best! Sorry, I am laughing so hard I am tearing up. And the most politically interesting thing about this is that Palin--Ms. Fruitfly--is the choice of the absolute whacks (read hard religious right and neo con types) to lead the party forward. Yes, you read that right.

This while the intellectual wing of the party (the very, very conservative--the moderates were driven out long ago) abandons ship in the middle of the Pacific because it is safer and makes more sense with nary a lifeboat in sight.

It doesn't get better than this. The GOP is perhaps now the GODp the Grand Old Dead Party.

This is what happens when you lead an idiot into 8 years of office, drive dissenters who may actually have a brain to walk the plank (thanks, Newt!), start wars with lies, destroy the economy, choose brainless eye candy (though I don't see it) turned "victim" for a vice president then try to defend her ignorance time and time again because you are "proud of her" (huh?), and whack the press over the head for sort of doing what they are supposed to thinking even that is way out of line.

If I had to write a list of things to do to destroy their campaign and the GOP simultaneously, I could not have come up with this stuff. This is the political Three Stooges in their Oscar-winning classic piano-moving comedy, "The Music Box" (about 4 min.):

And if this wasn't enough to just make my day, I got this from my musician beloved from Salt Lake City, Utah:

I have to tell you, I was at the [folks] yesterday & [dad] asked to make sure I was voting. He's INTO the election this year, & the life-long repub. is voting for Obama!! Palin scares him to death. Pretty cute.

It just doesn't get any better than that.