Saturday, December 07, 2013

Jefferson, Christmas, and Sarah Palin's faux America; or, further evidence that Sarah Palin is a complete moron

By Michael J.W. Stickings

The Raw Story:

If Thomas Jefferson were alive today, Sarah Palin said, he would probably go on Fox News to complain about the war on Christmas.

The former half-term governor of Alaska and failed vice presidential candidate appeared Thursday at Liberty University to promote her new book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas.

She told the audience of students that the U.S. Constitution was written by and for moral and religious people, and that nonreligious people probably were incapable of appreciating its principles.

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Palin said Jefferson would likely agree that secularists had set their sights on destroying the religious themes in Christmas celebrations.

"He would recognize those who would want to try to ignore that Jesus is the reason for the season, those who would want to try to abort Christ from Christmas," she said. "He would recognize that, for the most part, these are angry atheists armed with an attorney. They are not the majority of Americans."

Palin said there was a double standard that protected atheists at the expense of the religious.

I was going to go through her incorrect statements one by one, but, really, everything she said is wrong. The woman has zero understanding of America, its Founders, and its Constitution, and it's simply ludicrous that she opens her mouth to suggest otherwise.

[Keep reading to see how Woody Allen fits into all this.]
 
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If only this could be like that scene in Annie Hall where Alvy (Woody Allen) and Annie (Diane Keaton) are waiting in line to see a movie and there's a pretentious academic blowhard behind them talking about Marshall McLuhan (the famous Canadian communications theorist). (You can watch it below.)

"What I wouldn't give for a large sock with horse manure in it," says an increasingly annoyed Alvy, who then turns directly to the audience: "What do you do when you get stuck on a movie line with a guy like this behind you? It's just maddening." 

[Yes, I just used a shit reference in a post about Sarah Palin. Of course I don't have an MSNBC show, but, regardless, it fits.] 

The guy then challenges him: "Wait a minute. Why can't I give my opinion? It's a free country."

To which Alvy responds, "Do you have to give it so loud? I mean, aren't you ashamed to pontificate like that? And the funny part of it is... Marshall McLuhan, you don't know anything about Marshall McLuhan's work."

"Really, really? I happen to teach a class at Columbia called 'TV, Media, and Culture.' So I think that my insights into Mr. McLuhan, well, have a great deal of validity."

"Oh, do you? Well, that's funny, because I happen to have Mr. McLuhan right here, so, so..."

Whereupon the real Marshall McLuhan, playing himself, proceeds to tell the blowhard he knows nothing of his work. "How you ever got to teach a course in anything is totally amazing."

"Boy, if life were only like this," says Alvy. 

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Wouldn't it be nice to pull out Jefferson just like that? I suspect that Sarah Palin would make him despair even more profoundly over the state of American democracy and media. Not that she would listen to him, let alone learn anything from him, but he could teach her a thing or two about religion (and the need for the separation of church and state), the Constitution, and what America is supposed to be all about.

If he even bothered with her. He might just want to move back to France.

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  • Palin ignores the real culprits in the war on Christmas because there is no money to be made by blaming the businesses and greed that have turned the seasons meaning to be grab all the cash you can and consumption til you drop.We are losing Thanksgiving , a day to give thanks for his blessings to another day to work in the mad cash grab. It will soon be Brown Thursday. Sarahs followers will not buy a book blaming these people . She knows there is more money to be made releasing a book blaming libs and atheists. She like the other culprits in the war on Christmas will spend the next few weeks pushing her product .

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:41 AM  

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