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“Survivor” mastermind Mark Burnett told The New York Post this week there were never any plans for a “Todd Palin: Snowmobile Racer” series that would have charged some lucky cable channel $1 million per episode.

“That is totally inaccurate,” Burnett told the Post. “In fact, the idea around snowmobiling was to be part of an episode in ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ — not a series.”

Burnett’s company is said to have charged TLC $1 million per episode for the first season of the low-rated Palin series, but the channel seems less excited about a second season.

“I think it is safe to say her time has passed,” a TLC source told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this month.

Even Fox News is rumored to be ready to decline a contract renewal for Palin.  That channel's chief, Roger Ailes, reportedly regards Palin as an idiot and grew super-pissed when Fox didn't get the exclusive when Palin announced she would not run for president next year.

The good news is the lamestream media is still bringing “Game Change,” an HBO movie that examines John McCain’s disastrous decision to name Palin his 2008 running mate. HBO just released a new promo:

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  • Dec. 21, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Wow, Julliane Moore?

    by Dhaemon

    Don't see any facial hair, so not a complete copy

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Her time has passed

    by I am not a number

    Pfff. Her time never came. Palin is an idiot; the less we see of her and her family, the better. It is bad enough they even aired the series, but whomever paid that much to do so should have been fired on the spot.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Incredible.

    by MrPaisley

    Very little interest in a McCain/Palin movie or ticket, but Julianne Moore looks like she fits the bill incredibly.

  • I think it is safe to say their time has passed.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    the look on woody harrelson's face is priceless

    by mrgreentheplant

    my god, what have i done...

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    The Mistake Was....

    by Atomike2

    The mistake was not selecting Palin - she made McCain's numbers rise. The mistake was in McCain's policies - which would have been much like Obama's. In other words, a total and complete disaster. Democrats have been running incredibly, far, far left-wind nutjob extremist candidates. Conservatives need to stop pandering to the uninformed, and run a real conservative for the top job. There are many voters who don't get their information from comedy shows. Those people all vote conservative.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 7:47 p.m. CST

    LOL

    by Bongwater

    As if there's a left-wing anymore.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Hah

    by Freddy

    I've got two names for you: Sarah Palin and Dan Quayle. I have plenty of criticisms of the democrat party, but idiots of this caliber only come from one place: you guessed it, the Republican party. Nominating anyone that dumb for anything other than a car-washing job is a god-damned colossal mistake, whatever your politics.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 7:52 p.m. CST

    sigh

    by JamesT

    Here Herc goes again trolling the talkbacks like chumming for great whites.. In what context other than the obvious does this belong on a site like this?

  • Maggie from The Walking Dead, even though she only showed side-boob.

  • Because she has a nice rack and all.

  • Pointed me to Mr Skin which said, yes, her boob pops out in a fight scene with, erm, maybe Kal Penn in "Van Wilder 2: Rise of Taj" which didn't look that sexy at all.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Palin was once in politics

    by WerePlatypus

    She's now a Kardashian or a Snookie. . . someone who makes money by capitalizing on a kind of fame that requires no real achievement.

  • I mean, in the episode is just watched, they chopped a bloated well-zombie in half and then smashed his face in. And maggie couldn't show her nipple. Am I missing something here? I feel like Ripley when she woke up from hypersleep: "Did IQ's suddenly drop while I was away?!"

  • Fox News isn't a comedy network?

  • Because the relationship between Glenn and Maggie is one of the few warm spots in a very dark book. Even though she tries to kill herself later on. Anyway, I got XMas presents to wrap and Walking Dead episodes to finish walking. Even though I already read the book and I know there's zombies in the barn anyway.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 8:18 p.m. CST

    PS - I'm drunk

    by Al

    In case you didn't know. Sarah Palin reality TV series are lamer than any of my above drunken posts combined.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    finish watching. not walking.

    by Al

    Argh. I've been reading WD comics and watching WD eps for the past 24 hrs, I think my brain is turning into zombie-related drunken mush. Screw it, I'm on vacation and I'm gonna go have a cigarette. So, to recap: Sarah Palin is lame and boring and shouldn't be talked about anymore. And Maggie has awesome breasts. Thank you.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    tallboy

    by Freddy

    Enjoy that vacation. You are more intelligent drunk off your ass than Sarah Palin was on her best day.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Game Change looks interesting

    by BlaGyver

    And goddamn, Ed Harris and Julianne Moore look spot on. Ed Harris especially.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Ugh anyone who says...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Democrats have gone too far left and all voters want is a conservative... Um please watch what is going on in politics right now. Conservative rambling hasn't attracted anyone. Now you have Perry and Bachman and others essentially going way over the top to prove how religious they are. If you think Obama is far-left leaning you're a fucking idiot and don't understand anything about politics. Sarah Palin was a fucking joke. Why she became popular is angry white people were pissed that Republicans had no "edgy" candidates. So she comes out and says stupid shit and they drooled all over it. Problem is she opened to flood gates to the destruction of the Republican party. Now everyone had to be loud and stupid as nails minus maybe Romney who is just sitting back and letting everyone else self destruct.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Hercules is so obsessed with Sarah Palin...

    by Christopher

    that he writes non-stories like this about her. So Burnett denies some rumor no one even heard of regarding the husband of a woman who's not in office or running for anything. Very hard hitting. Or maybe the scoop was "Even Fox News is rumored to be ready to decline a contract renewal for Palin." Really blew the lid off things with that one. And let me not forget the bit about that Game Change movie still intended for release. No way. NONE OF THIS IS COOL, NOR IS IT NEWS! What's next? Rumors about Kourtney Kardashian's bowel movements? Why are liberals so obsessed with Sarah Palin?

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 10:33 p.m. CST

    That fancy stage looks nothing like the Nutter Center.

    by Matthew King

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 10:36 p.m. CST

    atomike2

    by john

    if obama is far left, then im a fucking commie and of course palin made mccain's numbers rise he is a bitter old man that no one liked., and that whore from alaska gave all you repressed repukes...a woody palin doesnt really care if her time has passed...she did what she set out to do....make oodles of money off the yokels in the repuke party greatest long con ever played

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 10:42 p.m. CST

    strelnik0v

    by john

    how many palin posts has herc made in the past 6 months....you wingnut tool why the fuck do wingnuts watch tv or movies hollywood is controlled by the evil libs go away, you stupid fuck

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 10:56 p.m. CST

    John McCain

    by dukeroberts

    John McCain is a great American who has served his country for 50 years and almost gave his life for it. To me he has earned the right to be a little independent-minded at times. Despite his independence, his lifetime conservative rating from the American Conservative Union is in the mid to high 80's, which is more conservative than most others. And Barack Obama is pretty damn far left. He has had to give in on a few things due to the realities of the office and of politics, but he is a far lefty.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 11:51 p.m. CST

    I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go.

    by ComputerGuy68

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 11:52 p.m. CST

    We're the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad

    by ComputerGuy68

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Can't believe Herc didn't mention the Buffy connection!

    by oisin5199

    Like Recount, Game Change is written by Danny Strong (Jonathan, one of the nerd troika from Buffy).

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Navy Corpse-Man Christian Brossard

    by ComputerGuy68

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 11:56 p.m. CST

    I don't know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing

    by ComputerGuy68

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel's.

    by ComputerGuy68

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Yup Obama is a real smart one...

    by ComputerGuy68

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 12:39 a.m. CST

    ya...obama is an idiot

    by john

    who became president of the harvard law review because as we all know, harvard accepts only morons but ya...lets compare his intelligence to lady palin who attended 5 colleges in order to earn a degree...in communications you know, the same degree most football players major in so they can spend 90 percent of their time either practicing or raping coeds but look ma....i can find a few quotes that show obama flubbed his line....IM A FUCKING GENIUS...THATS WHY IM ON AICN BASHING OBAMA AND NOT USING MY SCARY TALENT FLIPPING BURGERS fuck all wingnuts...you make this country stink oh...and i really love how a wingnut argues....obama is very left...cuz i say so...dont really have evidence of this...i just say he is...so he is and fuck mccain...shitty pilot, who loved to suck gook cock

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 12:40 a.m. CST

    oh...and gervais new show...lifes too short....

    by john

    is fooking brilliant...and i lay odds that 90 percent of the doofs on this board will hate it...cuz it doesnt have cgi or big explosions...or tits

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Life & Times of Tim

    by ciroslive

    THE BEST series on HBO!

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 3:34 a.m. CST

    Obama is the fucking definition of moderate.

    by antonphd

    The only people in this country who hate Obama more than the GOP is the far leftists in this country who can't stand how centrist Obama is.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 4:18 a.m. CST

    So the news is no news...

    by Ryan

    but to harp on Palin, yet again. Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot you're all liberals...no, no I didn't... So what was the point of this bullshit again? http://batstud.blogspot.com/

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 5:22 a.m. CST

    Let me know when she's posing for Penthouse.

    by Flip63Hole

    Other than her, maybe if we ignore her, she'll go away. Please help us by not writing about her anymore...

  • and I had a few.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 6:29 a.m. CST

    And Obama is a liberal like

    by ILK

    Ron Paul is a neocon. In other words, some of you appear to not know what either are.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Palinetta... still hot.

    by AshokForgiven

    lol, Palin is laughing all the way to the bank with how much money she's made since 2008.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 7:16 a.m. CST

    restyles you moonbat knob

    by Christopher

    Of the last 25 AICN stories about Sarah Palin (maybe more, but that's as far back as I checked) Hercules wrote 24 of them. Even the ones that aren't about TV! This is because he's obsessed. No one cares about Sarah Palin except for stupid people on the far right and the far left.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 7:36 a.m. CST

    @computerguy68...

    by Detached

    clearly, many of your quotes are beyond the deep political thinkers here.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 7:38 a.m. CST

    @restyles

    by Detached

    great example of kiddie political thought there. yeah, "wingnuts" are idiots. most people call them "voters." certainly democrats have learned to, after getting wiped out in 2010 and heading for another big loss in 2012.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 7:40 a.m. CST

    palin news...

    by Detached

    is this really what AICN is supposed to be about? herc's obsession with sarah palin? she just freaks lefties out. probably because she connects with so many americans (like it or not), while annoying the trendy airheads in the media.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 8:16 a.m. CST

    restyles

    by Xen11

    It's refreshing to find an intelligent person in this land of walking retards.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 8:32 a.m. CST

    "Her time has passed"...for everyone except Herc apparently

    by cockdiesel

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Jay Roach directed Game Change.

    by Royston Lodge

    'nuff said.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 8:46 a.m. CST

    The book this movie is based on was mostly about the Obama campaign.

    by Royston Lodge

    Interesting that they decided to make a movie about the minority part of the book.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 8:56 a.m. CST

    CHUMP CHANGE

    by Marc Cerasini

    The flaming libs at HBO finally saw the light. Their new film is about the worst president in US history. The story starts in 2008, when a no-name community activist is elected POTUS. In the first hour we see him wreck an already damaged economy with a bogus stimulus package, then an "affordable health care" bill that is anything but. He plays more rounds of golf in two years than any president in history played in eight (fact). He goes on expensive taxpayer funded vacations every six weeks (fact). He hates one race in particular and can't hide his contempt for working class christian whites (fact). This film is called CHUMP CHANGE, though for a while they wrestled with the title CHIMP CHANGE.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Repub's disasterous decision was a 110 yr old candidate

    by Timelord-2112

    Not Palin...

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Quick! As the year ends we need to drive some traffic to the site!

    by zacdilone

    Post a political story!

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    hansvonhammer, yeah you guys aren't racist AT ALL! *eyeroll*

    by Jaster Mareel

    The Republicans running for President is like the fucking 3 stooges. They don't even know where they are haldf the time and can't answer simple questions. They are freaking MORONS! When's the last time you saw a Democrat candidate who was a clueless bafoon? Yeah, never. We pride outrselves on actually knowing the facts. You drooling mouth-breathers pride yourselves on putting a rebel flag on your pickup truck right next to your gun rack. Yeah it's a real fucking mystery why the top 10 schools are in the NORTH, ha ha! Don't worry, I'm sure Mullet U's time is coming, HA HA HA!

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Liars, Cheaters and PROFOUND Idiots...

    by Jaster Mareel

    This is the cream of the Republican crop. Well, there's Baseball Mitt Romney, but he is single-handed responsible for the loss and/or export of untold thousands of American jobs, so it's sort of hard to paint him as a hero. The jackass is going around saying "I'll bet you $10,000!" Not really in touch with jobless America is he? By the by, House Republicans have sworn up and down they won't raise taxes......unless OBAMA proposes cutting taxes, then all of a sudden those pledges don't apply? So we're all going to pay more out of our checks in a couple of weeks because of REPUBLITURDS! How in the holy fuck can they defend that? We are going to fucking DEMOLISH them this election season, just like we did in '08.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 10:39 a.m. CST

    @ hansvonhammer

    by Jose Armenta

    Ok, don't know why I am bothering but.... can you please direct me to the source where you got the following info? He plays more rounds of golf in two years than any president in history played in eight (fact). He goes on expensive taxpayer funded vacations every six weeks (fact). He hates one race in particular and can't hide his contempt for working class christian whites (fact). cause, as someone mentioned already, just you declaring something as fact doesn't make it so. ie. You are a an ignorant, close minded, right wing authoritarian who watches only FOX news and is the president of the Glen Beck fan club.(fact) You see how that makes me look foolish by stating things like that? Oh, and if your source for your facts are Fox News or Glen Beck then don't bother. Fair and Balanced. Snicker:) Not even the so called liberal media have the audicity to claim themselves "Fair and Balanced"

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 11:03 a.m. CST

    @dukeroberts John McCain

    by tlyel37

    is a bitter racist old fuck who just pissed all over the constitution with his National Defense Authorization Act. I don't give a shit if how much time he served in the military, I don't give a shit that he's a POW, he's used his political power to push through a bill with a provision that completely disregards American citizens' basic civil liberties.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Kind of like Obama

    by Dr Hemlock

    --> making lots of money --> no real achievements

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 11:08 a.m. CST

    By far the funniest TB ever posted...

    by Detached

    When's the last time you saw a Democrat candidate who was a clueless bafoon? Yeah, never. We pride outrselves on actually knowing the facts.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    detached....i dont give a shit

    by john

    politics is a game....and none of the players give a shit about you or i but if you think that any of the crop of repukes is gonna beat obama...then you really are an idiot and i think that obama has been an avg to below avg prez

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 11:23 a.m. CST

    wrath_of_fett

    by john

    sorry....but our vp is indeed a clueless idiot which is why he is being dropped from the reelection ticket

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Sarah Who?

    by Michael Lunney

    Isn't she sumdumcunt with a loaf of bread prop baby she calls Trig? Her fall from irrelevancy to z -list personality didn't take very long.

  • Instead we get a dull-as-dirt fraud. The repub base hates his flip flopping ass, but they have no real alternative unfortunately.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    hate to tell you, restyles...

    by Detached

    ... but you clearly know nothing about politics. the dems & obama's re-election team are not running scared, they are running *terrified*. the poll numbers, especially at the state level, are disastrous for him. he might win re-election, but the odds are clearly against it. Most TBers here are unintentionally very funny when it comes to politics, because they rant so often while revealing that they know so little. I've been watching it for well over 40 years. I expected Obama to win in 08, but his chances of re-election are certainly below 50% right now.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Herc Herc Herc

    by Craig2574

    You know what they say about people who talk about someone else to much. We all know you have a crush on Sarah

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    "Disastrous" Herc?

    by Artemis Webb

    I'm no Palin supporter but I'm not a Palin hater either. Even Meghan McCain, who doesn't like Palin, admitted that her father got more votes with Palin on the ticket than he would otherwise have gotten. But keep showing your liberal bias there Herc, don't let facts get in the way.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST

    any poll (except maybe rasmussen) will do.

    by dahveed1972

  • of course all polls at this point have to be taken with a grain of salt. But we are talking South fucking Carolina here! Obama has a 45 (average of polls) approval in a deep south state. Yeah they are terrified.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    Difference between Palin's and Obama's verbal fuck-ups

    by Voice O. Reason

    Occasionally everyone mistakenly says one or two words in a sentence that make the sentence flat out wrong or silly. Sarah Palin doesn't just say silly things by accident, she says silly things on purpose and mangles entire conversations. I could've let her slide on it if she'd hadn't said she thought Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11, or said asking a question about what she'd learned on her trip to New England was a "gotcha question," or said the fact Alaska shares a border with Russia gives her foreign policy experience, or rambles on and on about energy policy when asked a question about education because that's the only question she can remember the answer to, or uses the fact the White House Christmas card has a picture of the president's dog sitting by a fire as proof of some grand anti-religious conspiracy, or couldn't do a single interview during the 2008 campaign by herself without screwing it up...yes, she's an idiot. The fact she had to keep transferring colleges or couldn't finish her term as governor doesn't help, either.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Obama vs. Palin

    by Voice O. Reason

    Could Palin have done this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1-jasxb7NY 85 minutes straight of Pres. Obama answering questions from Republican U.S. Representatives...and CRUSHING them. No teleprompter. No mercy.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Wow, Herc really hates Palin

    by FrodoFraggins

    She's mostly harmless and totally incapable of influencing policy or winning a national office. Well unless Alaska made her a senator. The scary thing was that if McCain won and died during office. OK. I see the threat but it's gone now. She's so stupid though, so I'm not surprised that FOX doesn't get much value from her.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    detached....terrified?

    by john

    of mitt? of newt? terrified of whom? obama should not win reelection he will, because the republican party is now certifiable

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    LOL -- I GIVE UP!!!

    by Chris Moody

    So, why ARE you so obsessed with Sarah Palin, Herc? I'm sure that there is some witty punchline in there somewhere. And, please don't ban me for asking this time. I have been at AICN for 14 years (with the exception of the time that you banned my previous moniker) and I have never seen someone who was so negatively obsessed with a silly politician during all of that time. Geez. As I have said countless times, I wouldn't support Sarah Palin...and neither would most Conservatives. I do think that she is grossly misrepresented in the media, but I wouldn't support her nonetheless. Still, your obsession with her borders on the obscene. You wouldn't happen to be the crazy writer who rented the house next door to her, would you? Just let the lady fade away in peace, Herc. There are much more important things on TELEVISION than Sarah Palin or the occasional Letterman ratings victory over Leno. Just...let it go, brutha.

  • Obama will fucking DESTROY every single one of them in debate. Again...because he's got the actual FACTS on his side. The only weakness Obama has is his capitulation to Republicans for the last 3 years which has just wasted a lot of time and watered down his initiatives. That's why Democtrats are pissed at him, because he keeps trying to give those stupid, evil cocksuckers the benefit of the doubt and they keep snaping at him every time he tries to give them a chance. You think Bush would stand there for 85 minutes and take questions from a room full of Democrats? Christ, he wouldn't even let Democrats go to his fucking campaign speeches! Republicans are flat-out wrong on everything and they know it, that's why they fear the lie being exposed. The TRUTH is, they want to destroy middle America. It's evident in every single mother fucking thing they do. It's why they didn't approve this latest tax cut, even though the only thing they say they ever want to fucking do is cut taxes! They want to raid social security then spread the lie that it's insolvent. They want to lower taxes on the top 1% and corporations, even FOREIGN corporations, and spread the lie that America can't pay it's fucking bills. And how do they want to solve these issues? By cutting education and blowing apart unions that keep skilled, caring workers on the job. You wanna know why even when Republitards have 100% control of the country they NEVER do a goddamn thign about immigration? Because they LOVE IT! Why would their corporate bankrollers want to pay living wages to legitimate workers? Oh they may come up with some horseshit "guest worker" program, but we all know that just means less jobs for Americans and non aplication of labor laws! But see folks, that's how they see the vast amjority of Americans. We're just worker bees to them. We take their bags into the Hilton, we cook their scallops, we style their hair, but we're not REALLY human. And they feed us this line of shit that if we just tried a little harder, we could be just like them. They leave out the part where they inherited everything they have. Fuck Republicans. Fuck them up their pampered fucking asses. And fuck the clueless idiots that vote for them too. If you're too stupid to realize you are voting against yourself and everyone you've ever known, then you've got zero sympathy from me. Enjoy your smaller paycheck starting January 1st FUCKTARDS! Merry Christmas from your beloved Republicans!

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 2:44 p.m. CST

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    by pk68

    Watch Media Malpractice and then come back and comment on this thread. Media had a whole lot to do with Palin being so hated. The stuff at the end is great, interviews with people who had just voted. Strangely they know every little thing about Palin, all her quotes but then when quotes of Obama or Biden are read they don't know them. Lib Media had a huge part in the election last time and it will again. Funny though how people keep talking about Palin so much...

  • scary lol.

  • Same comprehension of politics, same hyperbolic teeth gnashing

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    We still talk about Palin because ...

    by Freddy

    ... it scared the living hell out of us people so dumb could come so close to the presidency. Why, did you think it was something else? We really must be a democratic society: people of all intelligence levels clearly have a shot at leadership. What that means to the success of America as a nation is something we need to figure out before someone as dumb as Palin stumbles into the Oval Office. Why do we have intelligence tests for so many other things, but no such qualification to lead the world's most powerful nation? You'd think that, after Dubya, we'd be used to it. Nope, it's still pretty scary!

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST

    ccchhhrrriiisssmredux

    by Michael Lunney

    all fading celebrity nobodys are funny judas

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Sar P = Chicken little

    by Michael Lunney

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST

    by zacdilone

    Democrats are flat-out wrong on everything and they know it, that's why they fear the lie being exposed. The TRUTH is, they want to destroy middle America. It's evident in every single mother fucking thing they do. It's why they proposed this latest tax cut, even though they know it will do no good whatsoever. They want to bankrupt social security then spread the lie that it was a good system. They want to raise taxes on the top 1% and corporations, even FOREIGN corporations, and ignore the fact that the top 1% already pay almost 37% of the taxes in this country. And how do they want to solve these issues? By pouring money into a failed education system and propping up corrupt unions that destroy the American work ethic by creating a sense of entitlement that is not proportional to output. You wanna know why even when Democraps have 100% control of the country they NEVER do a goddamn thing about immigration? Because they LOVE IT! Because they know that they can coerce immigrants to support their causes and create an even larger welfare state dependent on the government to take care of them. Oh they may come up with some horseshit "path to citizenship" program, but we all know that just means less jobs for Americans and unfair punishment of those who try to enter the country legally! But see folks, that's how they see the vast majority of Americans. We're just the bankrollers of their entitlement state, which extends to their sense of entitlement to god-like status because they "care." We pay their taxes, get caught up in their high-soaring rhetoric, and cry for them on cue, but we're not REALLY human. And they feed us this line of shit that our effort doesn't really matter, because it's all the fault of "the system." They leave out the part where the system they advocate has never worked anywhere else in the world. Fuck Democrats. Fuck them up their arrogant fucking asses. And fuck the clueless idiots that vote for them too. If you're too stupid to realize you are voting against yourself and everyone you've ever known, then you've got zero sympathy from me. Enjoy your downgraded economic outlook based on the unsupportable growth of government grift and overspending! Merry Christmas from your beloved Democrats!

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    zacdilone is your

    by Michael Lunney

    You would be funny ironist if you weren't such a consummate no nothing. Teabag ball sucker.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST

    This is talkback is about a Cable movie right?

    by Kippy_Spartacus

    Looks entertaining.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    I just can't wait until November 7, 2012...

    by Chris Moody

    A small group of loud and very obnoxious bleeding heart liberal posters will be trying to figure out what happened that returned Obama to his old "job" as a "community organizer" in the corrupt streets of Chicago. I can't wait! :-) Romney/Christie in 2012!

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST

    @ mcgootoo:

    by Chris Moody

    You poor fellow! You still have LOGIC ENVY. You can't logically defend your inept choice for president because the nation has fallen even further into a slump since he occupied the White House! On November 7, 2012, I suspect that you will be whining about how the election was "stolen" or how the majority of Americans aren't as "enlightened" (*cough cough that is some weird smoke in your house) as much as you fancy yourself. Obama's butt will be kicked back to Chicago in 2012. Unless a third party conservative runs (to divide the vote) or the Republican nominee really messes up and falls for the ol' DNC ATTACK MACHINE (since Obama can't run on his own pathetic record), Obama will lose in a landslide. Obama won just 52.7% of the vote in 2008 -- and I suspect that more than 5% of the nation has realized that the emperor wasn't really wearing any clothes...and that the "hope and change" slogans were just empty, useless rhetoric. Hopefully, Obama will FINALLY be able to get a job once he moves back to Chicago. Even on White House stationary, his resume is very thin...and he might have a difficult time getting a good reference.

  • So when a thought like that goes tripping through cobweb-infested brain.....at any point do you say "Wow....that makes no fucking sense at all"?

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    You mean the disastrous decision to name Palin running mate...

    by scottryfun

    ...that gave him his only lead in the entire election cycle?

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    zacdilone

    by Freddy

    That was quite a speech. Palin is still a fucking idiot.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    the top 1% already pay almost 37% of the taxes in this country

    by Jaster Mareel

    You do realize that the top 1% controlls 1/3 the GDP right? So considering that 37% isn't even fucking NOTICED has no bearing? Do you realize that people in the top 1% use public entities (roads for transport, FDA, FAA, ports, Homeland Security, etc.) like a fucking BILLION times more than the poor or middle class? And how about all the MASSIVE tax breaks and loopholes they get? Can I claim I'm a foreign corporation so I don't have to pay taxes? What about the $15BILLION a year the oil companies get despite being the richest entities in the history of the fucking planet? Shit, a lot of the biggest blue chip companies get TAX REBATES! Can I get that? No? but that's fair right? RIIIIIGHT. Yeah, those poor, poor super-rich. They're oh so picked on, despite paying the lowest taxes SINCE THE FUCKING 50'S! And what eveidence is there that low taxes do fucking ANYTHING other than line the pockets of the super rich anyway? You DO realize that the Bush tax cuts have been in place for 11 years right? Let me ask you something....where's all those fucking jobs they were supposed to create? Oh right....that was total bullshit, just like everything else Republitards vomit up. It's not difficult to see how it works. Big corporations buy Republitards. Republitards go to mouth-breathing inbreds shit-eaters and tell them that giant multinational corporations that dump billions of gallons of oil into our ocean are actually the good guys, and we should all just open our wallets and hand it all over to them. And our kids don't really need any sort of quality education do they? Nah, just take that money and give it to corporations instead. Do you need quality health care? Of course not! Just take all that money and hand it to corporations. Do we need repaired bridges and highways? Fuck no! Let them bitches fall, along with the levies. Just give all that money to Donald Trump, cuz he needs it. Why do we need our food inspected? So there's feces and salmonella in it, so fucking what? Just take that money and give it to corporations. Same with eall environmental standards, kids toys from fucking China, etc. Strip mine the whole fucking planet, toxify the earth, the water, the air. Who gives a fuck if the entire scientific communityy says global warming is real and caused by pollution. Fuck 'em! Let the Earth just dfucking burn! As long as the super rich get even richer in the process, THAT'S ALL THAT FUCKING MATTERS!

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    scottryfun

    by Freddy

    Yeah McCain got a temporary boost because at first it seemed an interesting choice ... like maybe the older white men that are the face of the Republican party had evolved to at least consider leadership by someone other than an older white man. Then Palin started talking, and it didn't seem like such an interesting choice anymore.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    wrath of fett

    by Xen11

    Thank you for speaking the fucking truth.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST

    can_o_whoopass

    by scottryfun

    There really wasn't anything wrong with most of what she said. And her Katie Couric interview was about a thousand times better than Biden's was, when he claimed that when the market crashed in 1929, FDR went on TV and told us how things were.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Did someone say Romney/Chrisco?

    by Mugato5150

    Didn't the latter fat fuck drop out and isn't Romney a Moron, the people who believed that black people were animals until conveniently in the 1970s when God apparently changed his mind? Yeah, great choice.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    After watching the obama deception

    by rakesh patel

    I've come to realise its all BS

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 5:16 p.m. CST

    @ mugato5150 :

    by Chris Moody

    And EITHER of them would be a step up over the MORON-IN-CHIEF currently living in the White House and making an even greater mess of things! Obama: ONE & DONE!

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 5:23 p.m. CST

    The point of my post is...

    by zacdilone

    ...both sides have developed a great ability to demonize the other side, but there is nothing even the slightest bit original in the kind of grade-school mockery that passes for political rhetoric online. Tossing around terms like "fucktards" does absolutely nothing to raise the level of debate. This is the legacy of the Internet: we have raised a generation of people who believe the most effective form of political advocacy is to call your opponent "evil" and accuse them of having no goal other than to destroy the country and promote their own self-interests. So keep tossing your words around Internet talkbacks, folks. It's the just the verbal form of your other main activity on the 'net anyway.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 5:48 p.m. CST

    You poor deluded fools................

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    Insane Mccain was already chosen by our Zionist masters for his slavish devotion to Israel. Same as Obama. None of these clowns could get elected as class clown otherwise. Thats why you see so many hit pieces targeting Ron Paul today.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Myphisdoom loves angry white guys!

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    He and restyles love to be cock canoed by them on a daily basis. Angry white guys this, angry white guys that... At least we don't riot fucking cities when we don't get our whiny way.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 7:17 p.m. CST

    wrath_of_fett is a bit angry...

    by WeylandYutani

    But he's also the smartest person on this thread.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Jercules is such a strange, sad, sorry little girl...

    by Immortal_Fish

    ...reminds me why I rarely visit this site anymore. Came here regularly since 98 or so. You know, when AICN actually reported scoops instead of random bouts of vitriol. If I wanted to watch a "Republican" bash a Republican, I'd listen to Scott Brown, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, John McCain, Joe Scarborough, Michael Jerconish, etc.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Tale of the tape...

    by Immortal_Fish

    Do they speak Austrian in Austria? No. Is Europe a country? No. Are there 57 states? No. Is Hawaii in Asia? No. Is it 2008? No. Is there an English embassy in Iran? No. Can you see the coast of Russia along portions of the Alaskan coastline? ... why, yes. Yes, you can. Somehow this fuzzy math results in Chairman O being brilliant and private citizen Palin being an idiot in the "Republican" mind of Jercules.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Obama's slavish devotion to Israel...

    by Immortal_Fish

    He wants the map lines redrawn to the 60s, which would severely weaken the country. How does that, along with making Bebe leave via the trash route from with White House, result in Chairman Obeyme being devoted to Israel in your glittering jewel of a colossally ignorant mind?

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Obama's slavish devotion to Israel...

    by Immortal_Fish

    He wants the map lines redrawn to the 60s, which would severely weaken the country. How does that, along with making Bebe leave via the trash route from with White House, result in Chairman Obeyme being devoted to Israel in your glittering jewel of a colossally ignorant mind?

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 7:58 p.m. CST

    99%? More like .99%.

    by AshokForgiven

    Dumb hippy welfare drama queens who think they are "entitled" to handouts from the rich because they are too freaking STUPID to get an education and get a job. If you need a measly $40 from a payroll tax cut to survive because you were too dumb to put together a savings account, you must be a total retard. I hope these neanderthal OWS protestors freeze to death this winter. Voting straight Tea Party in 2012, ans Sarah Palin is HOT. And she and Todd are a lot richer than Harry and the libtards that frequent AICN, LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 7:59 p.m. CST

    "the people who believed that black people were animals"?

    by AshokForgiven

    You mean we still haven't found the missing link? Oh snap!

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST

    its hack journalism like this...

    by Babba-Booey

    that enables bills like SOPAA to be passed in congress.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Palin smarter than Obama? Really?

    by Hercules

    Obama was president of Harvard Law Review before he graduated Harvard Law School Summa Cum Laude. He went on to teach constitutional law. Palin was a beauty contestant before she became a local sportscaster. Then she claimed David Letterman likes to tell jokes about rape.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 8:19 p.m. CST

    This article is perfectly cromulant

    by buffywrestling

    It's an HBO movie - ON TV - with a trailer. Some of you people are so fucking Palin.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    ashokforgiven: You're a tool.

    by Babba-Booey

    but you're a happy tool, so i don't begrudge your happiness. we must all get happiness wherever we can find it. in your case, you've achieved a dittohead kind of happiness...that special kind of happiness that a mongoloid child gets from rubbing feces all over himself then basking in the smell. i hope your evening happiness is smooth, creamy, and spreads evenly all over you, and while you're enjoying the aroma, say hi to obama that turd farmer, palin that punch line, and the left wing paultards who don't read up enough about the people they blindly endorse.

  • Or Perry, or Cain, or Bachmann or Dubya (who needed Daddy to get him into Phillips Academy, then Yale, then Harvard). That said, Dubya is looking smarter and smarter the more we see who's running the party these days. Again, thank you jesus for the Tea Party.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 8:30 p.m. CST

    On political content on this site:

    by Hercules

    1) This post is BARELY political in nature. There is no discussion of taxes or the war effort or the Affordable Health Care Act. If you look closely you'll discover this post is about Sarah Palin's TV career and a looming HBO movie. 2) I've been posting posts of this ilk on a fairly regular basis since the Clinton Administration. Kindly stop feigning surprise every time I post a new one. And stop threatening to stop reading this column and just stop reading already. 3) I said, "good day!"

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 8:36 p.m. CST

    wrath_of_fett

    by Immortal_Fish

    Do you realize that people in the top 1% use public entities (roads for transport, FDA, FAA, ports, Homeland Security, etc.) like a fucking BILLION times more than the poor or middle class?

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 8:39 p.m. CST

    by Immortal_Fish

    Oh, fuck this site already

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Buffywrestling

    by Hercules

    is a dirty Canadian with no dog in this fight.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Herc don't BS us or yourself....

    by Artemis Webb

    I like your columns. I'm sure you're a great guy. But to write ANYTHING about Sarah Palin and claim it's not political is either self delusion or a lie. I don't believe your self deluded. You brought the campfire logs. You put them in place. You lit the fire. Don't stand there and go, "Gee where did that fire come from?"

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Obama Vs Palin...

    by Ciderman

    I know which one I'd have sex with at least... And I mean the feminine one... That's Palin by the way!

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Herc, with all due respect...

    by CountryBoy

    and I do respect you -- any big fan of both Woody Allen and BRIDESHEAD REVISITED is all right in my book -- you can't deny you appear weirdly obsessed witrh Palin. If not, your mention of GAME CHANGE would at least acknowledge the other half of the plot, i.e. Obama/Biden. I remember when the book came out, Entertainment Weekly actually complained that it made Palin look too GOOD. I'd seen the 60 Minutes piece on GAME CHANGE, and assumed that the whole book was about what an ape Palin was: not realizing Africa was a continent (this from disgruntled McCain campaign workers, arguably not the best source), unable to function in debate prep, etc; but in fact 60 Minutes (sort of like you) focused exclusively and negatively on Palin, when she's only a part of the story -- and according to EW, not really shown as the neanderthal they were hoping for. BTW, Newsweek had a cover story on Palin a while back, by Peter Boyer, a writer from The New Yorker (therefore not, I would presume, a knuckle-dragging conservative), which actually treated her as a human being. The story was sometimes complimentary, sometimes critical, and portrayed her as a quirky, tough, exasperating, but wholly credible figure. Any Palin-hater should check it out: it might disabuse you of your frenzied rage. She's not the monster you want her to be. Oh, finally, a favorite factoid of mine, re: 60 Minutes and the eeeeevil Republicans: According to a story they did on George W. Bush (once he was safely out of office, as I recall!), he is personally responsible for saving 1,000,000 lives in Africa due to his monumental pledge of AIDS funding. They actually said that: he is PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR SAVING ONE MILLION LIVES. But yes, all "Republiturds" only want to destroy the earth and get rich. (I'm not saying you think that, Herc, but some of your fellow travelers do.) Okay, gonna go watch one of the THIN MAN movies on TCM. Merry Christmas, all!

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 9:16 p.m. CST

    pray tell, ccchhhrrriiisssmredux

    by Mugato5150

    How is Obama making a worse mess of things?

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 9:45 p.m. CST

    terrified...

    by Detached

    as i said, obama's poll #s are awful. liberals know this. kiddies on this site & elsewhere can keep their heads in the sand- so what? they probably thought jimmy carter would be re-elected too.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST

    zacdilone

    by Freddy

    There's something you said I can agree with: "Both sides have developed a great ability to demonize the other ... Tossing around terms like 'fucktards' does absolutely nothing to raise the level of debate." But in your previous post: "The TRUTH is, they want to destroy middle America ... Fuck Democrats. Fuck them up their arrogant fucking asses." Okay so you didn't say fucktard, but Democrats might have felt a little demonized. You might even agree that wasn't raising the level of debate. Hey I get a full head of steam too, and say shit I regret. However, I do not regret saying Sarah Palin is a fucking idiot.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 10:24 p.m. CST

    can_o_whoopass

    by zacdilone

    I was actually quoting, or borrowing language from, wrath_of_fett. I took his ridiculous ranting post and just changed the position from left to right in an attempt to show how ridiculous and pointless that form of debate can be. Unfortunately, with the whole "only open posts you want to see" thing here at AICN, that may have been somewhat lost. Sorry 'bout that.

  • Only some of the things that come out of her vagina are retarded.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 1:10 a.m. CST

    I am a dirty Canadian with no dog in this fight

    by buffywrestling

    but when Herc brings up Palin (or a 60 Minutes segment & the like) , it has already gotten play or will GET play on every other TV site including AV Club, EW, LA Times blog, HitFix & others. Herc may give the pot a stir but its the politically charged TBers that egg it on; that add their own ingredients. Harry, Herc, Quint & the others with their lack moderation have made some of you feel like "at home" here; like they are coming into YOUR house & talking shit. That is backwards.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Go ahead, defend this shit...

    by Voice O. Reason

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxAO7cH-xrE It's like Couric's trying to discuss politics with a 10-year-old.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Airing on HBO

    by Ted Knight

    which stands for: HAIL BARACK OBAMA!

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 3:42 a.m. CST

    You fucking yanks

    by Ciderman

    What is the deal with your lousy political system. You have the Democrats trying to make a difference to the majority of americans and the Republicans who are busy blocking and shoring up the support from the wealthy and protestant, trying to convince those they need to take power that they are doing it all for them, when it couldn't be further from the truth. And sadder still is that you've got two parties to choose from, right wing conservative or the republicans... The two party system, the lobby groups, they are strangling the states and so the world.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 3:48 a.m. CST

    That's bullshit

    by buffywrestling

    As soon as Obama is out of office, there will be plenty of TV/movies about him. Primary Colors, that one with Josh Brolin as Bush that no one watched, Game Changer...Hollywood isn't going to get so decisive with a sitting President.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 5:56 a.m. CST

    buffywrestling

    by ILK

    I hadn't thought of it that way in a long time (we being in THEIR house, etc), and I find myself having to re-think my attitude while here. But having spent a good 13-plus years here, (sometimes daily or more) I get this slight feeling that counts for something. Certainly not any privilege or special treatment, but certainly something. I certainly do not feel entitled to anything, but these days it is feeling like there are secret rules no-one has informed anyone of. Or a rogue element no-one is keeping in check.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 7:55 a.m. CST

    ilk

    by buffywrestling

    I haven't been around as long as you. I started lurking '03, maybe started posting a couple years after. But I have never changed my talkback handle. I'm thinking that maybe me, Shermdawg, Ribbons and a very few other regulars haven't felt the need to create another handle or had to create one because of the ban-hammer. Some people want boundaries just so they can push at them. As for the "rogue" element, they will sink or swim by themselves. One trick ponies who will never make a dent. I don't revisit here because I think I'm special. I come here because I feel comfortable. Throwing smack; getting some smack back - you take it too serious your doomed.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Obummers polls numbers are in the sh1tter

    by AshokForgiven

    That smoking hot Michele Bachmann could beat his black butt in a national election. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 9:05 a.m. CST

    zacdilone

    by Michael Lunney

    Your little exercise was a big failure

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 9:18 a.m. CST

    ilk

    by Michael Lunney

    Yeah, it counts- you wasted 13 years of your life.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST

    ashokforgiven

    by Michael Lunney

    100% buffoon.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Palin hate is so short-sighted

    by silentjay

    If this woman was never named a VP candidate and continued serving Alaska, where she was for the most part favored for work, then one day showed up at some woman's leadership conference, she would be lauded by lib feminists, etc. A working woman who made her own career in a man-led, burly state like Alaska, rose through the political machine to become governor. Politics aside, why is that such an awful, horrid backstory? If she wasn't filtered through the American media screen she would exemplify what most love about this country. Again, hate her politics, that's fine. One can't also deny that as a governor, she was substantially more qualified, politically, than a one-term Senator. However, I don't believe that political experience equates to leadership quality but a lot of America does. Unless that person is an attractive female Republican.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 9:47 a.m. CST

    askforgiven.....nope, not at all

    by Jaster Mareel

    Poll: Obama leading all GOP candidates http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/68416b3ff44e43f8860a3c75db47a8fe/NV--Nevada-Election-Poll/ President's approval nearing 50% http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/20/cnn-poll-presidents-approval-nearing-50/ As a point of comaprison, W's approval ratings stayed in the 20's for most of his Presidency. http://www.pollingreport.com/BushJob.htm The REPUBLICANS are what's in the shitter my friend. Which is handy, you know, since they are made up of largely fecal matter.

  • She had TONS of ethics violations she was being investigated for. She got REAL LUCKY that she got famous so she could have another revenue stream to jump to because her political career was already unraveling by the time McCain met her.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 9:58 a.m. CST

    @wrath_of_fett

    by AshokForgiven

    The lamestream media thought Gore and Kerry were gonna win elections too. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 9:59 a.m. CST

    All it takes is a few rigged Diebold machines in 2012

    by AshokForgiven

    And wonder boy is toast. (for all you conspiracy freaks, hehe)

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST

    To wrath-of-fettid

    by Marc Cerasini

    I haven't found any references to these stories on Fox, so your bigotry is secure. Obama's profligate golfind schedule covered in THE WHITE HOUSE DOSSIER: http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2010/07/16/obama-played-41-rounds-golf-president/ Obama's Vacation schedule (61 vacations in 31 months of office as of the story's filing) This from CBS news: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/08/17/eveningnews/main20093801.shtml Obama's racism has been highly covered, as in his "bitter clingers to guns and religion" comment in San Francisco. And let's not forget his pal Reverend Wright. So there are your facts, in your face and not from Fox News. Stated and proved.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    silentjay

    by Michael Lunney

    You are full of shit with your imaginary meanderings.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST

    hogan

    by Michael Lunney

    Sayintg Sara P. is stupid isn't rebellious, it is just being observant.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 10:22 a.m. CST

    One More Thing Boba-Fettid

    by Marc Cerasini

    Bush one and two generally paid for their own vacations. Bush two at Crawford, TX, at his own ranch. Obama is spending four million dollars of taxpayer money for his Xmas Hawaii fest. Bush two generally spend Christmas Day at the White House, so the Secret Service agents who lived in DC could have time with their families. That's what a considerate human being does. Of course, Obama thinks he's king, so off he goes--and then has his dog Bo flown back to DC for a photo op yesterday. What a great leader.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    ciderman

    by Freddy

    You make a lot of good points. Could do without the "you fucking yanks" thing though, like we're all the same. Part of the problem is that we're actually so diverse -- lots of wonderful, intelligent people with all the best motives, and almost as many greedy, self-interested, dumb fucks who keep pushing us two steps back for every one we take forward. Just like anywhere else.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    hansvonhammer

    by Michael Lunney

    What makes you such a boring, inconsequential twit? Oh yeah, your petty points of view. Fucking racist.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    hansvonhammer: yeah they're considerate to people they know ...

    by Freddy

    But how about the people they never met who got blown to shit in Iraq for WMDs that never existed. I'd have to call that inconsiderate.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    @can_o_whoopass

    by AshokForgiven

    My friend actually went to Iraq. Oh, he voted for Bush and McCain, and supports Ron Paul. Everyone in the military hates Failbama.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 10:53 a.m. CST

    the one thing this thread proves is

    by Michael Lunney

    all the assholes who loved Sara now think she is an idiot- like all those who voted for W. but deny it now. Fucking creeps. Maybe they can bring back Hollywood Squares and Sarah can be the permannent center square - in more ways than one. She is such a humorist.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 11:02 a.m. CST

    ashokforgiven

    by Michael Lunney

    What a sad little liar you are. My friend actually went to Venus. And he loves liars.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Re: in the topic of pointing fingers.

    by Jose Armenta

    I got two words for people like zacdilone and wrath of fett. Motivated Bias. Look it up, it might help you to understand that you are both right and both wrong. To me the root of the problem in America, is Greed and Complacency. Greed from certain people, and from what I understand doesn't even qualify to the 1 %. More like the .5% of americans, who have the widest access and influence to the U.S. political process and have spent several decades taking advantage of that access, which both the democratic and republican party have happily participated in because it keeps them in power and provides them with many monetary opportunities. They don't want to make the necessary changes needed to help this country because it is not in their best interest. Now, as for the complacency. Well, I did a little web search, see the link: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0781453.html in the past 5 decades, US voter turnouts, on average has been 47.60 % That means that more than half of voter eligible American Citizens have not participated in the political process in the past decade. A very large group of people who refuse to, or don't bother to participate. That is a travesty. The idea that we as american citizens have a responsibility, a civic duty, to be well informed, intelligent and "registered" voters, not just for ourselves, but for all of the people in the past who have sacrificed and worked hard for this country, and for all of our future children who should have a future where they are provided with the best opportunities. No, this idea isn't even acknowledged, let alone, brought up in any debate. The part that has dissapointed me most about the average american citizen is that since the problem started in 2008 , all we have done, was point fingers and blame each other, and refusing to acknowledge our own culpability in this mess, Its the liberals fault, its the conservatives fault, its the islamist faults, all we have done up to this point is argue and fight about our differences instead of acknowledging our problems and trying to figure out how to solve those problems, hell we cant even come to an agreement on what the problems are. As a nation, we have displayed the emotional maturity of a spoiled 13 year old, and we have embarassed ourselves in the eyes of the world. This country is not going to solve its problems, until "WE THE PEOPLE" get our act together, roll up our arms, stop fighting over our differences, and work hard to solve the root of our problems for ourselves. We cant keep expecting, like a spoiled child, for both of our parties and the filthy rich to suddenly grow a conscience,ala Christmas Carol, cause it aint gonna happen. They are making way too much money to stop.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    cockdiesel

    by Michael Lunney

    Sarah is a politician? fucking stupid statement

  • Jeopardy theme ...

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    boodoffstager

    by Michael Lunney

    a few good points, you made, but many conservatives pride themselves on their ignorance- intelligence is for sissies. God will always win all of their arguments for them.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 11:20 a.m. CST

    boodoffstager...good, blame hard working americans

    by john

    cuz its their fault that there is no manufacturing base left in america, their fault that outsourcing was encouraged, their fault that bush, clinton and bush2 kept signing "free trade" agreements that werent exactly free or equitable their fault that wall street figured out how to make more money out of biz and banks failing, then job creation ARE THERE NO WORKHOUSES?

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    silentjay

    by Michael Lunney

    Just stick your fingers in your ears, harder, scream like a baby and writh on the floor while ignoring reality - it might help you to cope

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST

    conservatives do not want positive change

    by Michael Lunney

    they just want to be rich and greedy - all of them- and thery don't care how it is done

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Like I said

    by silentjay

    Who can contribute ... mcgotoo surely can't. She'll just type out nonsensical (and unfunny) retorts in a desperate attempt to avoid being engaged in a debate that would require an open mind and you know, knowledge of politics.

  • Man I hope The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo wins Best Picture. USA version was fantastic.

  • What is your sick, disturbing obession with that stupid excuse for a politician?

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Sure, Palin is a nutball, but....

    by Orbots Commander

    ....she sure is smoking hot, for an older lady. I wouldn't think twice about a roll in the hay with her, and those naughty librarian glasses...(Gggrrooowwl).

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    @ silentjay

    by Jose Armenta

    Interesting. I dont remember specifically blaming HARD WORKING AMERICANS! In fact, you missed the whole point entirely. I am saying all of us are to blame, because we fail to understand how important and significant it is to be INVOLVED IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS. TO BE INFORMED, KNOWLEDGEABLE VOTERS! And from what I can see silentjay, you aren't informed enough, simply because you only want to hear and listen to what agrees with your philosophy and you dismiss or distort the truths of people who dont agree with you, and when you refuse to see or listen to other peoples views and opinions and truths ,just because you are afraid you will LOSE THE ARGUMENT. Then you are being uninformed, close minded and are part of the problem. Look, let me put it another way. Say you are a carpenter. and a man comes to you asking you to fix his very priceless, and ornate dining table. Now, the first question is rhetorical. Does he use a hammer to fix the table. The answer is obviously yes. Now the real question is, "Does he ONLY use a hammer?" and the answer is no. The carpenter will use a wide variety of tools to get the job done. Just to fix a table. Now, we have a country with many complex, difficult issues to solve, and not only do we only limit our tools to two, republican or democratic philosophies, but we waste most of our time arguing about how we only need ONE TOOL to solve all of our problems. It's Ridiculous, we should be using whatever tools are needed to solve the problem, if its a republican idea, a democratic, socialist, fascist, who gives a crap, it could be an idea sprung from communism, but if its an idea that can solve a problem, then we should use it! in my opinion, "ism's" are bad. One should not believe in an "ism". You should believe in yourself.:)

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Stupid America

    by PTSDPete

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    hansvonhammer, don't post links that prove you wrong my friend

    by Jaster Mareel

    You just hope and pray that nobody actually follows the link that proves your full of shit. No such luck I'm afraid. It is a WELL KNOWN FACT that W took more vacation days than any President in history, and this article mentions it: Here's the ENTIRE quote: So far, President Obama has taken 61 vacation days after 31 months in office. At this point in their presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 180 days at his ranch where his staff often joined him for meetings. And Ronald Reagan had taken 112 vacation days at his ranch. So yeah, Bush took 3 TIMES AS MUCH VACATION DAYS! Were you calling for his head? No? Somethign tells me that if Obama took 180 fucking days off work, you'd be frothing at the mouth and twitching on the floor. Either that or buying a high powered rifle to put that n-word in his place. You're so kewl Brewster!

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    I know it's hard to believe but

    by buffywrestling

    some women don't vote for women just BECAUSE there are women to vote for. Some women actually hold down jobs & can read & are not projections of the girl in high school you could never get.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    ashokforgiven: everyone in the military hates Obama?

    by Freddy

    What, did you take a survey or something? You have one friend in the military who hates Obama and you just extrapolate that out to the entire military? Even if true, it's more a testament to the effectiveness of the Republican bullshit machine than the righteousness of the war in Iraq. We were fucking lied to, and thousands of dead soldiers later, some of us are still too stubborn to accept that.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Which President got Bin Laden again?

    by Jaster Mareel

    Which President got us out of Iraq again? Which President supported the uprising that unseated Qadaffi? Failbama huh? Try reading at some point. It learns yuh stuff.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Failure? Hardly.

    by zacdilone

    This entire talkback is indicative of how ridiculous political debate has become in the Internet age.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    I wasn't aware any President "got" Bin Laden.

    by AshokForgiven

    Kudos to SEAL Team Six though. I think Carter, Clinton, Bush, and Obama were all sitting back in comfy chairs. Obama did pick up a phone tho, I will give him a point for that. Sucks the moron lost a drone in Iran tho.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Ron Paul is the only candidate trying to divert our Zionist government from WW3.

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    And a nuclear apocalypse. Fact.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    silentjay

    by Michael Lunney

    It must hurt you to know that no one here thinks it is worth their time enriching your Sara Palin fan fiction fantasies. Enjoy your what if world - it makes the conservatives so obviously out of touch with the American public.

  • But he is PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE for losing a drone in Iran. Gee....you're SMAAAAART! And by the way, we knew from day 1 Bin Laden was in Pakistan. Every mother fucker not living in a cave knew it. Yet when asked, Bush lied as usual saying he didn't know where he was and didn't even give a shit where he was. So good thing Obama said on the campaign trail that he would get Bin Laden in Pakistan, which conservatives all over America railed againt saying it was irresponsible and war-mongering *stifled snicker* So who was right and who was wrong there genius? Especially since Bin Laden had plans to launch further attacks against America when we got him! I wonder what kind of freakish existance you must lead waddling around with your head shoved fully up your ass.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    zacdilone

    by Michael Lunney

    You might be a fine chap, but your transposition was laughable and see thru hollow.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    why do conservatives hate a payroll tax cut extension they benefit from?

    by Michael Lunney

    simple question.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    ashokforgiven

    by Michael Lunney

    If Bin laden was dealt with during W's administration, you would be jerking off to that W. victory every night. Too bad he didn't care enough to get the terrorist who was responsible for the attack on America. But conservatives are just so unreliable to do the right thing. But they sure do know how to lie about anything and everything, and they have certainly proven they hate America and Americans. And you are indicative of how stupid conservatives really are. Philospohicasl question, who is dumber, a christian or an American conservative? Kumbaya, ya'll.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    silentjay

    by john

    you really know nothing about this woman's political career....do ya?

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    @mcgootoo

    by AshokForgiven

    Have fun beating your chest while the GOP holds the House and sweeps the Senate in 2012. Romney or Paul 2012. Over and out.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    restyles

    by Michael Lunney

    silentjay is just your dime store variety posturing putz living in an irrelevant what if world. But if Palin had only , blah blah blah- puke.... What kind of world might we have if religion were never invented? Let's do it, instead if imagining it.

  • Donate it to the Republican Party.

  • but of course, you are lying. Idiot.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    mcgootoo

    by AshokForgiven

    Yeah, I tend to NOT support politicians who bow to our enemies and support corruption like Fast and Furious, Solydra, illegally selling a Senate seat in Chicago... oh, how about Blagojevich getting 14 years in prison. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    zacdilone

    by palooka_boy

    don't worry, your post's purpose was not lost on all. it's people who take their politics so personally and defensively that see satire as direct attack. then, of course, when you explain yourself, the response is "yeah, well...that's stupid. nice hair, faggot."

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    palooka_boy

    by Michael Lunney

    The purpose of that post was not lost, just poorly exceuted, whth the same old faux equuivalency busllshit that idiots love so much.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST

    ashokforgiven

    by Michael Lunney

    so, where are the jobs republicans promised, asshole. Can you name one republican plan that will better America? I might actually be for something like that.

  • ...a woman with actual accomplishments, ideals, values...and the whole "call the Republicans dumb until it sticks' doesn't work anymore, since all you libtards voted in the two biggest retards the White House has ever seen. And oh yeah, Palin always looks hot. Unlike prominent liberal women, who look like they all crawled out from under a rock and can use a year's worth of showers.

  • He's a maroon as well. And you should be neary as scared he's that close to the presidents chair, as Palin could have been! As for state of American politics. The whole inside the beltway is a mess. Both sides are to blame. So you lefty fools spitting hate to the rIght, you aren't innocent, and righties, bush 1 and 2 are just as much to blame for this mess. As one of our founders said (john adams): There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution. George Washington also warned against this 2 party system, but 99% of you probably stopped reason by now anyways.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Pardon me *reading* not reason, but ya use reason!

    by xcornealiousx

  • Some advice: focus on a specific issue and make a reasoned argument for or against. dont waste time trying to sound "balanced".

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    ignore the "a". dam fone.

    by dahveed1972

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    xcornealiousx

    by Michael Lunney

    everyone is equally to blame is just such horseshit- xcornealiousx - you are to blame for the mess we are in.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    thecat

    by Michael Lunney

    Fuck you and your IF void of reality

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Sara P. -- the best and the brightest of conservative quitters

    by Michael Lunney

    Now all you have left is to say, dah, duh, doy, yeah she's still hot and I'd still fuck her. The perfect icon for conservative stupidity.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    mcgootoo

    by silentjay

    Point is, Palin may not be fit for president, but neither was Obama. At least Palin spent years climbing the ranks and making a stand on things. It's amazing how people are so fast to discredit a person based on what they hear from the Today show. Make up your mind for once. Don't forget she was only running as VP. Obama had no men to hire of his own, no longstanding connections or viewpoints, just the same cadre of Democrat advisors that have been swimming around the beltline for years. He hired Larry Summers for christ's sake, the same dweeb that every lib in the US wanted lynched for saying women were not as smart as men in science and math when he was president of Harvard. How soon we forget. And, O put the same guys in place that orchestrated the whole mess on Wall Street. There isn't an original thought in that guy's head. I would have given Obama about 10 more years in the Senate before making him a viable candidate. Don't be such a lemming.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    thecat - nothing has to stick- republicans are dumb

    by Michael Lunney

    Sarah Palin would shit on you before fucking you. OOps, that might be your preference.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 4:52 p.m. CST

    by Michael Lunney

    So, where are the jobs? Which Republican plan will help America the most?

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 4:53 p.m. CST

    silentjay

    by Michael Lunney

    do you hate your payroll tax cut extension?

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 4:54 p.m. CST

    silentjay

    by Michael Lunney

    Point is, you will always be the lemming.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Id there were a viable alternative to Obama, I would vote for him

    by Michael Lunney

    But there isn't.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    @mcgootoo

    by AshokForgiven

    so, where are the jobs republicans promised, asshole.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 6:24 p.m. CST

    @mcgootoo

    by AshokForgiven

    The Republican proposal to go ahead with the Keystone XL pipleline would have created jobs. Too bad the black azzhole in the White House decided to stall the pipeline, even unions which are typically pro-left are split on how to react to Failbamas JOB KILLING policies.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 6:35 p.m. CST

    ashokforgiven

    by Michael Lunney

    Yup - 50 permanent jobs, and an ecological nightmare waiting to happen. Is that all you have? Try again, dummy.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 7:06 p.m. CST

    an ecological nightmare waiting to happen

    by AshokForgiven

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 8:09 p.m. CST

    ashokforgiven

    by Michael Lunney

    look it up asshole

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Sorry, waiter. I didn't order this...

    by gamerawangi

    I go to this website for the scoop on upcoming movies and TV shows. I don't come here for political rants. Of either side. I don't care if Herc thinks Palin is a god or ultimate evil. His personal political rant doesn't belong here, not on this website. And all it's done is gotten AICN readers to go at each other's throats. Fat lot of good that's doing. I've had enough of that in real-world politics. I don't expect it here. This site is losing its focus (entertainment and inside news) and credibility. And this story, and its comments, prove it. When you're getting "out-scooped" by the Onion's AV Club, and allow a writer to yammer on about his political views (that has barely anything to do with any entertainment medium), it's time to rethink your website.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Ed Harris is genius casting. And Julianne Moore

    by Nerfee

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST

    dammit!

    by Nerfee

    And Julianne Moore is just the most interesting actress in Hollywood. Not to mention the hottest :¬)

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 10:21 p.m. CST

    The only "Sarah Palin News" I hope to hear from now on...

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    ...Is her indictment for campaign money misappropriation, or her dumbfuck redneck hubby's arrest for statutory rape, or her going on TV to shriek that the clearly honest and fair election in which she just got creamed was the result of "demonic forces taking over the soul of Alaska" - Or any of a dozen embarrassing-but-highly-likely incidents that are lurking around the corner for that washed-up, egomaniacal publicity whore. Palin was always the Paris Hilton of politics, a shameless moneygrubber, idiot bait and the exact kind of unaccomplished celebrity that she claims to hate. Good Fucking Riddance.

  • Dec. 24, 2011, 12:55 a.m. CST

    tee-hee

    by Michael Lunney

  • Dec. 24, 2011, 1:27 a.m. CST

    John Kerry? Al Gore?

    by Mr. Waturi

    I'm not a fan of Palin either, but Dems should not pretend that they've always given us "smart" candidates. For eight years they couldn't even find a candidate that could beat George W. Bush. John Kerry (who I unfortunately voted for) was as incompetent and phony as they come, and Al Gore was also a joke. It's been so bad, they actually put a guy in the White House who had less than 2 years experience in the Senate. Obama may be smart, but he is clearly in over his head.

  • Dec. 24, 2011, 1:58 a.m. CST

    that one republican candidate that is more qualified than obama?

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    Just one...............Ron Paul. 2012 baby

  • Dec. 24, 2011, 2:02 a.m. CST

    hey! i've got a fever. and the only cure is more ron paul!

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    The only candidate that guarantees no more foreign wars.

  • Dec. 24, 2011, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Trying to engage in political debate on the Internet...

    by zacdilone

    ...is like trying to discuss the merits of "Citizen Kane" while standing in line to see "Chipwrecked."

  • Dec. 24, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    zacdilone

    by Michael Lunney

    no it isn't

  • Dec. 24, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Even in line at "Chipwrecked"...

    by zacdilone

    ...you might find one or two folks who can carry on that conversation. But the majority of folks there would either have no idea what you're talking about, or no idea what they're talking about. Political discourse on the internet is very similar. Occasional flashes of actual serious reflection and analysis lost amidst cries that "Republicans want to kill poor people" and "Democrats want to bankrupt the country." As long as people refer to the other side as "libtards" and "repubtards," I'll hold to my original statement.

  • Dec. 24, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    gamerawangi

    by Freddy

    Don't disagree that this is not a site for political debate, but your expectations may need adjusting. Aintitcool never had crediblity, or real focus. It's a bunch of guys that dig movies and have a site, on which they put pretty much whatever they want. Which is fine, for what it is, but for your own sanity don't expect it to be more. Harry's reviews are not really reviews, they're life experiences, including whether he farted during the picture, whether he had childhood flashbacks, and how many times he scratched his balls. And Jesus Christ, the typos. Once you settle into the idea that this is just a site by guys who like movies, with no real standards of professionalism or mission, you'll learn to just sit back and laugh your ass off at the talkbalks, and be content. Happy Holidays.

  • Dec. 24, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    can_o_whoopass

    by Michael Lunney

    perfectly said Happy Holidays to you and the usual gang of idiots. Mad Mag

  • Dec. 24, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Zacdilone is right

    by jorson28

    Most people get their political news from exeremely biased sources on BOTH sides, whether it's the Fox News network or any number of shows hosted by arrogant comedians that think they have some great insight into the way America ought to be (not to intentionally quote Limbaugh, but you get the picture). In a way, it's appropriate - almost "Democracy in action" since you pretty much have to be biased to make a choice of who to vote for - but the extremes nowadays are staggeringly bad. Each side uses every little change in the political climate to prove they're right and the other side is braindead. Republicans did it last year when they took the House and Democrats like the one up there are doing it - in this case, tearing down Republicans by quoting Obama's approval ratings as being closer to 50% now (whoopty-doo...) - particularly since Boehner's cave-in on the payroll tax extension recently -and citing Bush's as having been in the 20's - something that is irrelevant now, even if it probably is accurate, though I think that was mostly in his second term and reflects just as poorly on the Democrats since they couldn't even manage to defeat an unpopular president in 2004. The BIG hypocrisy is each side occasionally calling the other side an enemy to Democracy (for any number of reasons) when the whole point of democracy is to have a choice. Besides not being a total Democracy in the first place, America also isn't JUST conservative or JUST liberal - it's an experimental balance of ideals that may or may not continue to work, but has at least produced a system that can withstand these sorts of political extremes (at least so far) without completely self-destructing (at least post-Civil War). Extreme differences in opinion are definitely nothing new, either in the civilian population or within government, itself. Post-Revolution, there was even a large contingent that wanted America to be another England, with a King and all! That's not even taking into account the battles that raged over the existence of a national bank. Me, I'm generally conservative but I am NOT a Sarah Palin fan. She annoys me to no end, but one of the things I dislike about the trailer for this movie, at least (besides the fact that, yet again, it's going to reek of anti-Republican bias) is the suggestion that McCain's choice of her as his running mate somehow had to do with thinking that choosing a woman would be, as the title says, a "game changer." Even if that were ture, it ignores a lot of information (true or false) that had been circulating at the time suggesting otherwise - much of it on the part of liberal journalists - including the FACT that one of the highest ranking and most conservative members of Bush's administration was Condoleeza Rice - not just a woman, but an African American, for which the Republican party STILL gets absolutely no credit from people that cling to the idea that every Republican in existence is racist. Most tellingly would be the rumors at the time that Palin was a sort of last resort because, given McCain's "rogue" image and unpopularity within his own party, almost nobody else WANTED to be his running mate. Then again, I guess if this were a pro-Republican movie, it would be taking the same kinds of liberties. Still, it's annoying. For once, I just hope I'm at least partially wrong and this trailer is, to me at least, misleading in that regard. Palin must be extremely easy to impersonate because like Tina Fey, Julianne Moore is almost indistinguishable here, both in terms of voice and image (though the real Palin's voice sounds a bit less refined).

  • Dec. 25, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    to those who wonna fuck pailin...

    by JAMF

    she only fucks black men and already has a cuckold white husband so that rules out most of us on here who are white guys... anyways, from the writer/director of recount? sounds fantastic. recount and margin call have been really great films i've actually rewatched a number of times.

  • Dec. 25, 2011, 11:18 p.m. CST

    @Hogan-Excellent points

    by victor82

    Palin was the only Republican articulating the control of the Obama Administration by the banks, and the control of the GOP by the banks I should add. For that, all the lemmings on this board shout "stooopid" while Obama sells their future down the crapper to the Chinese and the banksters. Barack Obama is a front man for the greatest assembly of economic war criminals since Hitler convened the "Organization Todt" to rape all of Europe on his behalf. He is a puppet of the banks, and you all are golf-clapping his minstrel show. No wonder Palin didn't run. I am not surprised to watch supposedly intellegent people applaud as their chains are wrapped around them by the Chinese and the banks. She was telling you the truth all along, but most of you were too close minded to listen. That's okay; you had a future...once.

  • Dec. 26, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    victor82

    by Freddy

    It's "intelligent" not "intellegent". A particularly unfortunate typo which distracts from your point. Which I do not agree with. You call Obama a tool of the banks, but is it any surprise the president following Bush -- who let Lehman Brothers collapse and sent the economy into a downward spiral -- would need to work more closely with banks to stabilize the situation? The world did not start when Obama was sworn in ... there was a whole shit-ton of problems Bush had left in our backyard that Obama had to decide how to handle: Iraq, bin Laden, the economy. From where I stand Obama solved two of those three. Not perfect, but at least he's solving problems instead of creating them.

  • You must have found yourself in an ethical dilmma when Bush surreptitiously used American tax payers' money to pay Iraqi militants a weekly wage not to shoot each other and American soldiers so that The Surge looked like an unqualified success, then, eh? That's right - **your** money went toward paying a wage to people who had killed brave American soldiers just weeks or days earlier. America, **fuck yeah!**

  • Dec. 26, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Homosexual box office is a parody of its former self

    by torontoxic

    This is just another leftist nail in the HBO coffin. Peddle your agenda elsewhere. Or don't. I installed Ad Blocker Plus specifically because of the obvious bullshit leanings of this site's staff. Not all of us are going to agree with you, Herc. And you should be man enough to admit you are hell bent on pushing material that agrees with your perspective. Denying it just makes you look even worse. Oh and Obama is a slimy offspring of Strauss politics (University of Chicago you say?). As much as its impossible to prove you know damned well he is where is he because of his race and people like you who fell victim to the whole white guilt bullshit. <P> Obama lined eastern Europe with missile silos and got a Nobel peace prize. Bush ramped up the efforts to fight AIDS in Africa and got called a war criminal. Palin may be a tart but she's on the right side and the only reason you're posting this is because you're on the wrong side.

  • It was the Obama administration that looked over Solyndra's books and detemined they weren't solid enough, so they REVOKED the loan approval, which is why they failed. So pretty much THE EXACT FUCKING OPPOSITE of what Fox "News" reported. Real great journalists over there. *eyeroll* http://www.truth-out.org/five-biggest-right-wing-lies-about-solyndra/1316440538

  • Dec. 27, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    zacdilone

    by Freddy

    Belated apologies, didn't get the context of your post. :)

  • ...film at 11!

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Palin sunk McCain, at least for me.

    by impossibledreamers

    I always felt kinda' bad for the ol' Vietnam vet and thought he was good middle of the road guy. When Obama appeared out of nowhere and McCain got the bid, I made up my mind. Then Sarah Palin appeared. And opened her fool mouth. And my next thought was - HOLY SHIT, that bat-shit loon woman is a heartbeat from the White House. Knowing the country's luck, he'll die then she'll decide to invade Iran and we'll end up in a war with China etc. etc. etc. and she'll be turning to Fox News for answers since she has no brain, no ideas and no understanding of the world. [X] Barak H. Obama / Joseph Biden (D) [ ] John McCain / Sarah Palin (R) Congratulations to the right-wing. In the desperate bid to make McCain seem more conservative, they sunk him by mating him with a conservative pin-up girl. And they've created a monster.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Was it really a game changer, though?

    by Chad

    If the strategy of the game was to lose terribly, embarrass yourself, quit your day job, drag out a money making farce over four years while your supporters are totally oblivious even after you finally admit you are not running for president, all set to the backdrop of initially attempting to imperil the entire country with your incompetence as a backup leader to the free world... ...then good job. Game duly changed. Luckily everyone else decided they didn't want to play that game, and she's left playing with herself.