Saturday, July 24, 2010

CNN, Alan Colmes, and Junk

Just some random things...

Apparently, CNN is saying that someone needs to crack down on bloggers because of the Sherry Sherrod thing. Um, dudes, nobody forced news organizations to run with this stuff without checking up on it. It's your own stupid fault. And after a couple of years worth of liberals scouring the blogosphere for whatever trash they could find on the Palins, substantiated or not, this is rich.

Now, do I agree that people spreading lies blatantly should be held accountable? Yes. But all CNN is doing is passing the buck because of their own laziness. If they would apply that whole "research before you spread it" idea to all of their news coverage, including Palin, that would be great.

In other news, Weasal Zippers has a great piece on Alan Colmes:

The reason no one paid attention to Colmes being on that list is that he has no credibility or much of a listening crowd. However, there’s a mountain of evidence to establish a conspiracy by many in the media to smear Palin. Would someone please explain why The Soup on E! went to so much trouble to push in Palin jokes? Never has this dumb show presented any political viewpoint — all of a sudden there was a barrage of “Palin’s dumb” nuance. It was all over the place and the Journo-List scandal reconfirms conspiracy.

Colmes’ latest excuse: “there’s nothing wrong with it.”

The entire media establishment sets out to destroy a candidate’s reputation while covering for and diverting attention from scandals with their “selected — not elected” messiah.

The last election was stolen — if not by voter fraud (cough, cough, Minnesota elected a clown with fake votes) — then by eliminating a basic pillar of democracy: the free press.

So he was on the list — and the result: Wizbang: You stay classy Alan Colmes.

Nope, no conspiracy here. It’s always a good excuse to say, “Hey — I’m just Alan Colmes, I’m REALLY INSIGNIFICANT.”

The latest Daily Caller revelations prove that these liberals were worried that people would find the story about Trig heartwarming, which it is. And because they're lowlifes they had to do whatever to destroy that. A decent person would have left that alone because, well, it's just the decent thing to do. But these are not decent people. Must imply that she's a bad mother, must question the child's paternity, must question whether or not it's even her kid....

Anyone remember this? Rush Limbaugh said on September 4th, 2008 that Steve Schmidt had received requests from several PROMINENT, BIG NAME journalists requesting paternity (DNA) tests on Trig:

And these people want to claim that the underworld scourings of people on the JournoList had nothing to do with that? Ha!

They must destroy every piece of goodness they find. It doesn't matter how low they have to stoop, just as long as their guy wins.

Oh, let's see. What else?

Oh, the whole Bristol thing last night. Look, I'm sorry if I was too harsh. The truth is that I think Bristol is a great young woman and a great mom. I want her to be successful. And so when I see her doing things that cast her in a bad light or allowing Levi or that scumbag lawyer to say things that make them all look bad, it ticks me off. It's not because I don't like her, it's because I do. And I want to be able to trust what she says and to know that she has good intentions.

But here's the thing: we don't know the end from the beginning. Who's to say if some of this stuff that we think is bad won't turn out for good in the end? We do live in a celebrity culture. Maybe this will become a good thing. (shrug) Who knows.

As for the Kate Gosselin thing, who cares? My theory is that it's just a publicity stunt for Kate's show. Even if it is legit, hard as it may be to fathom, a lot of people like Kate's show. And TLC is the one arranging all of this stuff. Whatever.

I set up a place where people can sound off on this stupid stuff here. Predictably it attracted some anti-Palin peeps from the underground. I mean, come on, you think I don't recognize the garbage that you spew? Please. Don't even bother. I'll just delete it.

And on that note, I leave you all with this (language warning):

Friday, July 23, 2010

Palin Did Not Resign Just Because of Media Pressure

So the latest narrative is that Palin resigned from the Governorship of Alaska because the media was mean to her, or something like that.

The idea itself is absurd on its face since she's still making headlines all around the world just because she tweets, and the lion's share of the articles are negative. It's not like the media is suddenly her best friend now that she's out of office.

They get their idea from this quote she gave to the Daily Caller yesterday:

In exclusive remarks to The Daily Caller, Palin described “hordes of Obama’s opposition researchers-slash ‘reporters’” descending upon Alaska in the days after she was picked by McCain.

She said the media became a key reason she decided not to finish out her term as governor and faults, in part, the McCain campaign for failing to vigorously defend her.

First off, we don't have her direct quote, and the article was written rather haphazardly. It kind of jumps from one topic to another and back again. But note the words "a key reason." Just one of them.

The main reason Sarah Palin resigned, pure and simple, was the lawsuits. The money and the time wasted was the reason. The media, however, played a role in all of this, and that was her point:

Palin says the feeding frenzy culture of the media galvanized her political opponents in Alaska. “The media incentivized political opponents to file false ethics charges and expensive, wasteful, frivolous lawsuits against me, my family and my staff, in an obvious attempt to destroy us,” Palin said.

When those lawsuits caused legal costs in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, Palin had finally had it, she said.

“I said, ‘Enough. Political adversaries and their political friends in the media will not destroy my State, my administration, nor my family. Enough.’ I knew if I didn’t play their game any longer, they could not win. I would not retreat, I would instead reload, and I would fight for what is right from a different plane.”

The media helped create the enviromnent for the frivolous ethics complaints that did it. They wouldn't stop. Four more were filed after she announced her resignation, all were later dismissed. And they were headed into an election year. We all followed what was happening in Alaska on C4P. It was crazy. And it would have gotten worse as election time grew closer. The state was paralyzed because Palin posed a threat on a higher level. She wasn't going to allow those intent on destroying her to destroy the state. She simply moved to a battlefield where she could actually fight back.

But now, some in the media, such as David Corn, are misconstruing this as Palin resigning just because of media pressure. Apparently, he lacks the ability to read an entire article without taking it out of context. How he managed to pick up on the media line and miss the parts about the lawsuits is beyond me. Either that or the art of research has completely evaded his abilities. Or, it could be that whole "lying" thing yet again.

After the Daily Caller article yesterday, she said this to Bob and Mark:

And I love how libs like Corn seem to be almost gleeful because they think they got her to resign. In Corn's words she's not "tough enough." Putting aside the fact that that's ridiculous, dude, your role in this is not something to be proud of. You contributed to an environment that cost the state of Alaska millions of dollars by misrepresenting the truth (aka, lying):

“I have lost all respect for the ‘mainstream’ media because they lied; and still lie. And they abuse America’s freedom of the press — because with freedom comes responsibility.

"My son chose to put his life on the line to defend that freedom, and I feel like his, and every good soldier’s, efforts are thrown in their faces when the press takes advantage of their sacrifices instead of respecting the freedoms they’re willing to die for,” Palin said.

Sarah Palin told us all why she resigned when she resigned. If you still don't get it, well, that's your problem. She's not avoiding mainstream media outlets because she's not tough; she's avoiding them because they don't yet deserve a second chance. Once they start telling the truth for a change, she'll reconsider.

Camel's Back? Broken

I must be having a nightmare....

Well, that does it. I'm this close to washing my hands of them both. Seriously, who on earth would pay money to fund something like that?

I'm not going to say anything bad about these peeps, but I'm not going to be defending them anytime soon either. My main issue is that stupid lawyer. They need to get rid of him. His beef is with Sarah Palin and he never misses an opportunity to make that very clear.

Check Out This Lady Running in Chicago

Cedra Crenshaw, running for Illinois state Senate. Wouldn't it be great to have this woman become an Illinois State Senator, then go on to become a US Senator, and then become President? I'd go for that:

Cedra Crenshaw: Mom v. Machine from EAGTV on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bob McConnell: Why Sarah Palin Endorsed Me

Go Bob! Colorado's 3rd.

SmallgGay Explains Why He Loves Palin

Palin A Tourist Draw

The Washington Examiner:

Anyone who doubts Sarah Palin's celebrity need only talk to Lyn Carden.

As head of Wasilla, Alaska's chamber of commerce, Carden tends to be the frontline for tourists wanting to see Palin, perhaps even grab a cup of coffee at her house. And she's heard it all.

When Palin makes news, or carries a snazzy purse women want to buy, Carden invariably gets a call, or flurry of calls. Some callers have left credit card information, hoping to get that purse. Others send fan mail, or money for Palin's political action committee.

There are those, too, that just stop in, off a train and hoping for directions to her house — which they do not get — or eager to learn as much as they can about Wasilla's most famous resident. Many snap a photo of themselves with Palin's cardboard cutout.

"Of course, every single question is about her and where she is and where she gets her hair done and what she eats and what she's doing," Carden said.

A year after Palin's abrupt resignation as governor, interest in her and the small Alaska town she put on the map hasn't gone away. While it's not at the fever pitch it reached during Palin's run for vice president, there remains a steady stream of pilgrims. At least one tour company builds old Palin haunts into a trip that includes a musk ox farm visit.

Some in Wasilla don't see what the big deal is. To them, Palin's just a local-girl-made-good, a former mayor and current resident who hits her favorite running trails when she's in town and runs her own errands, seen at the Fred Meyer, gas station or library, dressed down, without immaculate hair and makeup.

But she's also one of the most popular, and polarizing, political figures in America — revered by supporters as a God-fearing Everywoman, who fights for what she believes in, and derided by critics as a political lightweight and quitter.

"There's no gray area," Carden said.

There's also no denying the fascination with her.

John Coale, who's no stranger to celebrity — he's married to Fox News' Greta Van Sustern and considers the Clintons friends — recalls a scene in Boston earlier this year when he took Palin and her husband, Todd, to a pastry shop.

Within "seconds," he said, people started asking for photos, and seemingly out of nowhere, a crowd of almost 100 amassed outside. It took about 45 minutes to get through, he said, with Palin stopping for autographs and photos, never complaining or acting a diva.

"It was like being with a Beatle," said Coale, who set up Palin's political action committee.

In Juneau, the state capital where Palin spent as little time as possible while governor, preferring to stay nearer home and work out of Anchorage, the occasional tourist will still ask about her on tours of the Capitol or visits to the governor's mansion.

Just the fact she once occupied the mansion was sufficient for Julie Pitre and Lucille Godin to hike Juneau's hamstring-working hills for a quick perusal of the stately home's grounds.

"It looks more like a family (home) than a big government mansion," declared Godin, of New Brunswick, Canada. "She had a beautiful yard," travel companion Pitre said, camera around her neck.

Back in Wasilla, there aren't many typical tourist-type places. But many diehards, well-versed in all-things-Palin, already have an idea of where they want to go, Carden said.

For those who don't, there are guides like Barbara Adams.

She generally drives between 12 and 24 tourists a week around town, stopping at places like city hall, Palin's old high school, the house she grew up in and pointing out Palin's current home — from a respectful distance, she said, across Lake Lucille.

"If someone's famous where I visit, I like to see a little bit about that person," Adams said. "There are some politicans or famous people I don't like but if they're buried somewhere or something, I'd like to see it."

The Palin stops are part of a larger trip Adams' guiding business offers for $199, and she makes them as brief — or detailed — as her customers demand. Many, she notes, are more interested in the train ride, sled dogs or other wildlife that are also part of the trip. But everyone — and she's had people from as far away as Australia, Israel, Singapore and Taiwan in her van — knows who Sarah Palin is.

Carden and others say the attention Palin continues to bring to Wasilla has been good for local businesses, and Alaska, generally.

The Mocha Moose is one beneficary.

The coffee shop sells Palin paraphernalia: sweatshirts, buttons, bumper stickers and Ts, with slogans like "Wasilla, Alaska, where men are men and women are vice president" and "Don't blame me, I voted for Palin."

It has the added distinction of being a place Palin frequents when she's in town, owner Ben Harrell said. Her usual: "90 percent of the time, a skinny white chocolate mocha."

"Financially, yes, she helped me, or the whole thing helped me," he said, adding: "I don't know if it's called excitement or what it is, but it's still there. She stirs the pot."

And love her or hate her, Wasilla Mayor Verne Rupright believes she's done a lot for Alaska's image.

Now, people know where Wasilla is, he said, and with the lake and mountains often serving as a backdrop for filming or live shots Palin does for Fox News, where she's a contributor, people get a different view of the Last Frontier.

"That kind of exposure," he said, "how can that hurt?"

Random Thought

One thing about Bristol/Levi from yesterday…

I think I’ll start calling them Blevi (Bevi?), or Listol. After all, they’re practically a celebrity couple like “Brangelina.”

Celebrities are paid for tabloid stories all the time. They’re paid for their love stories, their adoption stories, wedding pics, etc… Why should these kids be any different?

US Weekly has denied the price tag, but who cares if it is true?

I’m just glad they’re not doing a reality show. They should just slip back into private life and try to make it work.

Hehe. I fancy "Listol" myself.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Joe Miller on the Bob and Mark Show

This was yesterday morning:

Not All PUMAs Think Alike

Most PUMAs are Hillary fans, like the Hillbuzz boys. But not this guy:

If all PUMAs thought alike, well, then they wouldn't be PUMAs.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Will Glenn Go Blind?

He may and then again he may not. Reminds me of Beethoven going deaf.

II Cor. 12:7-10 -

And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

A Little Comedy for Your Monday Morning

It's Monday! Back to work. Take a chuckle with you:

And in light of the mosque controversy, here's a clip from 2008:

When it Ain't a Word - UPDATE

Well, if "refudiate" wasn't a word before, it sure is now. Beats "wee-wee'd up" anyway.

I've heard a lot of people say "refudiate" before, so it kind of cracks me up that this is a big deal. It's one of those "words" that's so similiar to the right one that if you slip into it people know what you mean so they usually don't even bother to correct you. Or maybe something like that has never happened to you and I just hang around grammatically incorrect people.

There's one word my mom always gets wrong like that and it drives me nuts. I correct her every time, and she still says it. I can't remember what it is right now, but I'm sure she'll do it again soon and at that time I shall inform you. I'm sure you'll be waiting on pins and needles until then.

"Ain't" wasn't officially a "word" for a loooong time, especially around picky English and Speech teachers. In college they still told us it wasn't a word, although that never made any sense to me since everybody uses it and knows what it means. How can it not be a word if I can communicate it to you and you can understand what I'm saying? It may be an improper word, but you cannot tell me it's not a word. My vorpal blade will go snicker-snack if you disagree with me.

Today you can find "ain't" in some dictionaries, so perhaps it now qualifies.

"Refudiate"will be added to the dictionary sooner or later, I'm sure. ;)

"Oh, she meant repudiate. Wow. An "f" for a "p." That's worth getting wee-wee'd up for."

Cubachi on Twitter:

@SarahPalinUSA invented "refudiate" and FDR invented "normalcy." Word creations are bipartisan.


I just got back from my break and my co-worker asked me what'd I'd been working on. I told him about the "refudiate" thing. He looked at me like I had two heads. He totally thought it was a word. I told him it wasn't and he's like, "What? It's not? News to me."

I'm tellin' ya, I'm surrounded by grammatically incorrect people.

So, I expect the media will run this into the ground. At least you don't think of urine every time you hear it. Or dead people.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

"Heil Hitler" Shouted; Jews Flee Sweden

This is unbelievable:

MALMO, SWEDEN — At some point, the shouts of “Heil Hitler” that often greeted Marcus Eilenberg as he walked to the 107-year-old Moorish-style synagogue in this port city forced the 32-year-old attorney to make a difficult, life-changing decision: Fearing for his family’s safety after repeated anti-Semitic incidents, Eilenberg reluctantly uprooted himself and his wife and two children, and moved to Israel in May.

Sweden, a country long regarded as a model of tolerance, has, ironically, been a refuge for Eilenberg’s family. His paternal grandparents found a home in Malmo in 1945 after surviving the Holocaust. His wife’s parents came to Malmo from Poland in 1968 after the communist government there launched an anti-Semitic purge.

But as in many other cities across Europe, a rapidly growing Muslim population living in segregated conditions that seem to breed alienation has mixed toxically with the anger directed at Israeli policies and actions by those Muslims — and by many non-Muslims — to all but transform the lives of local Jews. Like many of their counterparts in other European cities, the Jews of Malmo report being subjected increasingly to threats, intimidation and actual violence as stand-ins for Israel.

“I didn’t want my small children to grow up in this environment,” Eilenberg said in a phone interview just before leaving Malmo. “It wouldn’t be fair to them to stay in Malmo.”

Malmo...reached a turning point of sorts in January 2009, during Israel’s military campaign in Gaza. A small, mostly Jewish group held a demonstration that was billed as a peace rally but seen as a sign of support for Israel. This peaceful demonstration was cut short when the demonstrators were attacked by a much larger screaming mob of Muslims and Swedish leftists who threw bottles and firecrackers at them as police seemed unable to stop the mounting mayhem.

“I was very scared and upset at the same time,” recalled Jehoshua Kaufman, a Jewish community leader. “Scared because there were a lot of angry people facing us, shouting insults and throwing bottles and firecrackers at the same time. The sound was very loud. And I was angry because we really wanted to go through with this demonstration, and we weren’t allowed to finish it.”

Alan Widman, who is a strapping 6-foot-tall member of parliament and a non-Jewish member of the Liberal Party who represents Malmo, said simply, “I have never been so afraid in my life.”

The demonstrators were eventually evacuated by the police, who were not present in sufficient numbers to protect their rally. But some participants complained that the police’s crowd-control dogs remained muzzled.

The Eilenbergs are not particularly religious, but they have a strong Jewish identity and felt unable to live in Malmo as Jews after this episode. Eilenberg said he knows at least 15 other Jewish families that are thinking about moving away...

Saeed Azams, Malmo’s chief imam, who represents most of the city’s Muslims, is quick to disavow and condemn violence against Malmo’s Jews. Recently, he, along with Jewish leaders, have been participating in a dialogue group organized by city officials that seeks to address the issue. But Azams also downplayed the seriousness of the problem, saying there were “not more than 100 people, most under 18 years old,” who engage in violence and belong to street gangs. “There are some things I can’t control,” he said...

But the problem is not just Muslims, and not just Malmo’s.

A continentwide study, conducted by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence at the University of Bielefeld in Germany, released in December 2009, found that that 45.7% of the Europeans surveyed agree somewhat or strongly with the following statement: “Israel is conducting a war of extermination against the Palestinians.” And 37.4% agreed with this statement: “Considering Israel’s policy, I can understand why people do not like Jews.”

“[There is] quite a high level of anti-Semitism that is hidden beneath critics of Israel’s policies,” said Beate Kupper, one of the study’s principal researchers, in a telephone interview with the Forward, citing this data and a tendency to “blame Jews in general for Israel’s policies.”

Kupper said that in places where there is a strong taboo against expressions of anti-Semitism, such as Germany, “Criticism of Israel is a great way to express your anti-Semitism in an indirect way.”

According to Bassam Tibi, professor emeritus of international relations at the University of Goettingen in Germany, and author of several books on the growth of Islam in Europe, Muslims form a significant subset of this problem. “The growth of the Muslim diaspora in Europe is affecting the Jews,” Tibi said. Among some Muslim populations in Europe — though not all — “every Jew is seen as responsible for what Israel is doing and can be a target...”

Because he is the most visible Jew in Malmo, with his black fedora, tzitzit and long beard, Malmo’s only rabbi, Shneur Kesselman, 31, is a prime target for Muslim anti-Jewish sentiment. The Orthodox Chabad rabbi said that during his six years in the city, he has been the victim of more than 50 anti-Semitic incidents. An American, Kesselman is a soft spoken man with a steely determination to stay in Malmo despite the danger.

Two members of the American Embassy in Stockholm visited him in April to discuss his safety. From Keselman’s account, they had good reason to worry.

The rabbi recalled the day he was crossing a street near his house with his wife when a car suddenly went into reverse and sped backward toward them. They dodged the vehicle and barely made it to the other side of the street. “My wife was screaming,” the rabbi said. “It was a traumatic event.”

Local newspapers report that the number of anti-Semitic incidents in Malmo doubled in 2009 from 2008, though police could not confirm this. Meanwhile, Fredrik Sieradzki, spokesman for the Malmo Jewish community, estimates that the already small Jewish population is shrinking by 5% a year. “Malmo is a place to move away from,” he said, citing anti-Semitism as the primary reason. “The community was twice as large two decades ago.” The synagogue on Foreningsgatan, a fashionable street, has elaborate security. Reflecting the level of fear, the building’s glass is not just bullet-proof, Jewish communal officials say; it’s rocket-proof. Guards check strangers seeking to enter the synagogue...

One victim was Jonathan Tsubarah, 19, the son of an Israeli Jew who settled in Sweden. As he strolled through the city’s cobble-stoned Gustav Adolph Square on August 21, 2009, three young men — a Palestinian and two Somalis — stopped him and asked where he was from, he recalled.

“I’m from Israel,” Tsubarah responded.

“I’m from Palestine,” one assailant retorted, “and I will kill you.”

The three beat him to the ground and kicked him in the back, Tsubarah said. “Kill the Jew,” they shouted. “Now are you proud to be a Jew?”

“No I am not,” the slightly built teenager replied. He said he did this just to get them to stop kicking him. Tsubarah plans to go to Israel and join the army.

Many Jews fault Swedish police for not cracking down on anti-Semitism. Most hate crimes in Malmo are acts of vandalism, said Susanne Gosenius, head of the newly created hate crime unit of the Malmo Police Department These include painted swastikas on buildings. According to Gosenius, police do not give priority to this type of crime. “It’s very rare that police find the perpetrators,” she said. “Swedes don’t understand why swastikas are bad and how they offend Jews.” According to Gosenius, 30% of the hate crimes in the Malmo region are anti-Semitic.

Members of Parliament have attended anti-Israel rallies where the Israeli flag was burned while the flags of Hamas and Hezbollah were waved, and the rhetoric was often anti-Semitic—not just anti-Israel. But such public rhetoric is not branded hateful and denounced, said Henrik Bachner, a writer and professor of history at the University of Lund, near Malmo...

During an interview in his office, Imam Saeed Azams said it was wrong to blame Swedish Jews for Israel’s actions. The wheelchair-bound Azams stressed the importance of teaching young Muslims to stop equating the Jews of Malmo with Israel. But this seemed to include an assumption that Jews, in turn, should not permit themselves to be seen as pro-Israel.

“Because Jewish society in Sweden does not condemn the clearly illegal actions of Israel,” he said, “then ordinary people think the Jews here are allied to Israel, but this is not true.”

The imam is an advocate of dialogue with Jewish leaders, and welcomed the creation of the dialogue forum. Reepalu, Malmo’s mayor, has appointed Bjorn Lagerback, a psychologist, to take charge of the newly formed forum. And Sieradzki, the Jewish community leader, was optimistic about its prospects to eventually improve relations...

Meanwhile, 86-year-old Judith Popinski says she is no longer invited to schools that have a large Muslim presence to tell her story of surviving the Holocaust.

Popinski found refuge in Malmo in 1945. Until recently, she told her story in Malmo schools as part of their Holocaust studies program. Now, some schools no longer ask Holocaust survivors to tell their stories, because Muslim students treat them with such disrespect, either ignoring the speakers or walking out of the class.

“Malmo reminds me of the anti-Semitism I felt as a child in Poland before the war,” she told the Forward while sitting in her living room, which is adorned with Persian rugs and many paintings.

“I am not safe as a Jew in Sweden anymore,” a trembling Popinski said in a frail voice. But unlike others, she intends to stay in Sweden. “I will not be a victim again,” she said.

Governor Palin and the Pink Elephants

From PalinTV:


Okay, so there's a bit of a hubbub going on over this whole Levi/Bristol thing among Palin supporters. Some are all riled up, some are thinking that Bristol has gone over to the dark side, others are saying how wonderful it is that their love has prevailed (gag me), and then there are those more in the middle like me.

I went and read the US Weekly piece. I looked at it as someone who has no opinion on the whole thing. As a bystander, it was harmless, and that's just the truth. I would recommend actually reading it before passing judgment on it. Who knows how her family feels about it, but that's not my place to speculate.

Now, as far as bashing Bristol for taking back the loser is concerned, I figure that that's her family's business.

As far as the reality show and how much they were paid for the exclusive, blah, blah, blah... Most of it's rumor. By the way, celebrities get paid for this stuff all the time, so while I read that US Weekly denied the price tag, even if they did get $100,000 I couldn't care less.

Levi says he'll never say anything bad about the Palins again, etc... He says he's almost out of the limelight. He wants to get his GED and go be an electrician.

Talk at this point is cheap. I wait to see what happens. For now, I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt. But if they go off and do the opposite of what they said in the article, then I will cut the cord. I will just have to write them both off as liars and move on.

Until then, I'm chillin'.

P.S. When I said I was putting a kabosh on this tabloid stuff, I really did mean it. Normally I would break down the articles and analyze them, try to explain them, etc... I'm done with that for awhile.