Monday, October 27, 2008

Beyond the Palin "Suddenly Sarah"

Suddenly Sarah
by Karyl Miller

Undecided voters: Permit me one last try at to help you make your decision.

Close your eyes and imagine the USA is on the brink of economic disaster (I know it’s far-fetched, but bear with me). Jobs are disappearing, incomes are stagnant, and everybody seems to be running out of money and even losing their houses. McCain drops dead two weeks into his presidency (not at all impossible). Suddenly, Sarah Palin, housewife and small-town politician from Shit’s Creek, right-wing radical and religious fanatic, becomes President of the United States and leader of the free world. She lacks the qualifications, the knowledge and the intelligence to hold the highest office in the land. Period.

‘Don’t know much about history but when a country is at its lowest economic ebb, isn’t that when a crackpot dictator usually seizes control?

For some reason otherwise intelligent Republicans and Independents cannot see the difference between Palin’s spotty ho hum state (5 different ones) college record vs. Obama’s graduating # 1 in his class at Harvard. They can’t quantify her supposed great executive experience as a small-town mayor/first-time governor versus Obama’s being a professor of constitutional law, civic leader and a US senator. Really? This is the pile of perfumed horseshit the Republicans are inhaling to fool themselves into sticking with McCain (even though McCain made the unbelievably dangerous decision of picking a total lightweight like Palin to succeed him as President).

It’s time to face it Undecided people: As I suspected "Is She Smarter than a Fifth Grader?”, Sarah Palin is nothing but an actress. Now we know. What other profession has a hair stylist, makeup artist and personal wardrobe shopper on staff? Palin’s playing the part of VP candidate. In her introduction speech she warned us jokingly that she was a pit bull with lipstick. Turned out that was the last truth she spoke in the seven weeks we’ve known her. And she’s power hungry. If I was McCain, I wouldn’t go hunting with her, that’s for sure.

If you’re still on the fence, please take another hard look at the situation: McCain is 72, and has high blood pressure, an explosive temper, high cholesterol, and has had the deadliest type of cancer 4X! He only allowed glances at his most recent medical records. What’s he hiding? Is his erratic behavior related to the bucketful of prescription pills it’s rumored he takes every day? Is that why he gets flummoxed a lot just like grandpa?

Palin’s few unscripted moments revealed a total lack of knowledge of foreign policy, history and civics. She’s refused to even say what magazines and newspapers she reads. Why trust a person who’s evasive or worse - lying? Palin claims to be just an ordinary small town WallMart gal, but wears $150,000 designer outfits and stays in $700 a night hotel rooms. She also thought nothing of billing Alaska for many, many personal expenses. So, she’s already corrupt and hasn’t yet spent one night in D.C.

Please consider the many intelligent insiders like Colin Powell – both Republicans and independents, more knowledgeable than you or I, who have left McCain based on his age, health, and his reckless, cynical selection of replacement. And even tough Palin is only running for VP, let’s imagine the horror if McCain dies.

What more do you need to know? Just pick the candidate who’s obviously the healthiest, the smartest, most skilled, most sophisticated and most Kennedy-like diplomat: Barack Obama.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Beyond The Palin cartoon #23

Jack said this 'toon was a low blow and beneath me, but you know that's not possible, right?

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Beyond the Palin cartoon # 20

Okay even my husband didn't entirely get this. How about you? Wanna take a guess?

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Friday, October 03, 2008

Miller Report: VP Debate: She Was Strong, She Was Invincible, She Was Acting

Miller Report: VP Debate: She Was Strong, She Was Invincible, She Was Acting

VP Debate: She Was Strong, She Was Invincible, She Was Acting

VP Debate
Palin: She was Strong, She was Invincible, She was Act-ing!
by Karyl Miller

HELP: I’m trapped in a Frank Capra movie and I can’t get out!

In 1939 Frank Capra directed one of the most popular populist movies of all time. In “Mister Smith Goes to Washington,” Jimmy Stewart, an average midwestern Joe, conquers corruption in Washington. You remember -- the kind of movie where your heart beats out of your chest with the wish that the Hollywood Ending were true?

Okay, well -- that was a loooong time ago. We know more now. We’re more sophisticated. We’re more cynical. Today we know the average jerk has a snowball’s chance in hell of becoming a celebrity -- that is, unless he has a YouTube account.

Ever since Kato Kalin, the division between the anonymous and the famous has become blurred. Every day another schmo, Joe or Josie Six Pack, becomes a media celeb. I blame American Idol and amateur internet porn. Thanks to that, any schlemiel can become celebrated with no merit whatsoever, or little merit if you count dressing a moose.

Open Confession to Katie Couric:
Katie I never forgave you for leaving Today, so I have rooted for you to fail as an anchorman. However, today I salute you for gently sticking it to Gov. Elusive!

Back in the old days, we used to say “Sisterhood is Power.” Well guess what? It STILL IS. So thank you Katie and Tina Fay and Amy Poehler! Keep it up! Comedy is a great revealer of truth. I also thank the women on the View for nailing McCain after he acted really, really Cheney-ish and lied to their faces.

Open Challenge for Second Vice-Presidential Debate!
I STILL have questions that didn’t get asked during the 1st VP debate --
questions only a career woman can ask another career woman; just like only a Jew can ask a Jew certain questions.

Need To Know PALIN FAQs. (Just the Facts Ma’m!)

Q. Who’s raising your kids while you play White House?

Q. Are you on birth control or are you going to pop one out of the oven every 10 months?

Q. Have you ever had PMS and if so, how bad?

Q. How do you put on model perfect eyeliner when you cannot see without your glasses?

Q. Will you release your most recent Lens Crafters prescription?

Q. Is there an actual Republican speech impediment where you guys can’t pronounce nuclear or are you all just copying the President so he seems less the dunce?

Q. Your spin-doctors keep saying you’re “The Most Popular Governor in America.” Why? I just Googled “Most Popular Governor in America,” and on the first page no less than 9 governors made that claim.

Q. And finally, forgetting McCain’s advanced age and reoccurring cancer possibly leading to his imminent death: How do we know you’re not going to “accidentally” shoot/kill him after an unusually wild inaugural ball? How do we know you haven’t already grown to hate the bully who famously and publically called his wife the C word?


Thursday, October 02, 2008

Miller Report: Open Letter to Women Against Palin

Miller Report: Open Letter to Women Against Palin

Open Letter to Women Against Palin

RE:Petition circulating web to remove Palin.

Dear WASP, I remain your loyal fan, however with all due respect, where's the button on your website that's for WomenAgainstPalin WhoWant Her To Stay In The Race - who disagree with your petition?

Why create a better ticket for the Republicans by asking Palin to step down now? You're hurting yourselves/the cause.

Tonight let America (and Repubs, in particular) see what kind of choices their Presidential candidate makes - who he thinks can replace him as leader (Eva Peron comes to mind) of his beloved America without sending
us into WWIII. Then they'll come to their senses and vote Democratic.
Never thought I'd say this but : please pass this on to everyone in your mailbox otherwise you'll have bad luck.
Karyl Miller

Beyond the Palin cartoon #17

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Jimmy Stewart for Prez

Karyl Miller

For weeks I’ve been sending out my Beyond the Palin left-leaning cartoons and blogs and exchanging further evidence with fellow Democrats that We’re making the right choice (and They’re not). I’ve been careful not to send anything to Republican friends because if a Repub friend started sending me the right-wing blogs and ‘toons, our friendship would surely be tested. Nevertheless, one of my ‘toons got sent to a Repub pal and I was soon confronted by my otherwise normal, sensible friend who told me Obama was actually a secret witch doctor, that he channels Malcolm X through his dental fillings, and that he honeymooned in outer space with Louis Farrakhan. All I could think was - This guy is never voting for a black man, period.

Maybe I’d be brainwashed too if I watched FOX “news” 24/7. Thankfully I have Keith Olbermann, Rachael Maddow, Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert to keep me unbiased and reasonable.

Maybe party affiliation is the new religion and trying to convert somebody would be impossible. I certainly could no more switch my political party than I could switch my religion and start beating myself with pom-poms, only instead of crepe paper they’re made out of chains. That would be ridiculous, IMHO.

However, most exasperating are the independents/Undecideds because this last leg of the campaign dog and pony show is all for them - the namby-pambies who can’t make a damn decision. Could the candidates be any more opposite? Doesn’t that make choosing a candidate EASIER? Yet they can’t decide. They’re like the fat lady sashaying back and forth past the sample cheese plate at Whole Foods, testing and retesting the munchies, wondering “which do I like more? Muenster or Cheddar? Obama or McCain? Which makes my tongue happiest?” I pity the poor candidates busting their humps to win the favor of these ninnies.

A recent study, by me, surmises that Independent/undecided voters are overwhelmingly products of mixed marriages where the mother was a Democrat and the father a Republican or vice versa so the kids grew up not knowing WHO they were because they were constantly being torn apart to favor Mommy’s or Daddy’s candidate. So once these schizos finally take a stand, they’re automatically rejecting one of their parents, Freudianly speaking. So naturally, they’re postponing that ugly feeling till the last possible moment. One Woman On The Street on the Today show said she wasn’t going to decide till she closes the curtain in the voting booth. Wow! That is soo Freudian!

Who the hell ISN’T hanging up on robocall phone polls? I’ve got zero time to answer any robocalls or sales pitches. So who DOES have the time? ANSWER 1. Old people who have no one else to talk but their TVs and their doctors. 2. Unemployed couch potatoes, drug addicts and drunks. They’ve got plenty of time and plenty of opinions – no matter how stupid; also it’s too late to call in to C-SPAN.

PAY NO ATTENTION TO THAT MAN ON THE STREET! He’s just some schlub who wants to be on TV. There are plenty of ordinary people only too happy to help feed the 24-hour newsmonster. I say, never be a performing monkey for the 5 o’clock news. Don’t give them the answer they keep trying to squeeze out of you because if you do – THAT could be the ONLY byte that MAKES THE AIRWAVES. And it will live in infamy.

Barbara Walters and Lesley Stahl have a combined age of 210 years and yet they look fantastic! There’s no place in the media for ordinary looking people anymore and that goes for local (must be busty) weather girls, game show contestants and politicians. Everybody must be beautiful. The public has come to expect it.

Maybe we’re picking candidates based on their looks, but we’re unaware of it. Even if we were, who would say they voted for a candidate because “He was the cutest?” No one wants to be that shallow, but you’ve got to admit looks figure somewhat into the equation. If the Elephant Man was running for president, would you vote for him? Be honest!

IMHO McCain is a 1, the lowest rating on the beauty scale. Obama’s a 9 for being handsome in a black Jerry Lewis sort of way. Edwards went from a 10 to a 2 after he screwed the pooch. Mitt Romney is a 10+ because he looks like was drawn by Milton Caniff. If Dennis Kucinich looked like Mitt Romney, he’d be our candidate right now. Kucinich balanced out his ugly score by marrying a 10. Logic says a short ugly old guy couldn’t be elected president in these beautiful times. That’s why McCain hooked-up with Palin.

Palin won’t be the first pretty politician people fell for. Our first dumb president, hunky movie star Ronald Reagan, comes to mind. He pranced around in a cowboy outfit and convinced the American public he could play the part of governor and then president. Maybe what we’re looking for is a president who can give us a Hollywood ending – like Jimmy Stewart did in “It’s A Wonderful Life,” stopping the run on the banks and saving everybody’s mortgage. We want someone who can give us what we always get in fiction - a happy ending.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

McCain cartoon #1

For all those who thought I was focusing too much on Palin...

Friday, September 12, 2008

Palin cartoon #3

Well, iz this funny? Scary?

New word: funny+scary = scunny. Write me!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Is She Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?

Is She Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
Karyl Miller

Could a candidate hire a pretty actress to play the part of vice presidential candidate, and if so, how long would it take before the American public caught on?

Is the American electorate so dumbed down as consider these two right-wing tricksters? Do the Republicans think the public is THAT stupid? Well, yes, sort of – not ALL the public, just the segment of the population who just found out it’s an election year. These are the voters the spin-doctors are playing to - catering to from now till November 4 – the Undecideds.

VOTING FOR DUMMIES. Think about it: The people least qualified to lead could be elected by the people least qualified to vote. Sometimes they’re called “independents” and sometimes “Undecideds.” Haven’t they been buying gas and getting downsized all this time? Have they no opinion as to whose fault that is? So why are they still undecided? These dummies have had their heads up their asses up till now. They don’t like politics and they haven’t been paying attention. They’ve waited to catch up on current events till 60 days before the election. Do you want these knuckleheads casting the deciding votes in this election? These are the same yokels who voted for Bush. They’re casting their votes based on “facts” gleaned solely from political TV commercials! Be very afraid!

When Palin was announced as McCombOver’s running mate, I admit it, I gloated. What a gigantic miscalculation by the Republicans, I thought. Giant mistake by McCain. But now I worried. Why? Because the Dummies are even considering her seriously. And at 73, Gramps has one foot in it, statistically speaking.

Like Palin, I’m a fairly good executive, speech giver, a hockey mom and a MILF. Does that mean I’m qualified to LEAD A NATION should anything happen to Gramps? Wouldn’t that be the very definition of preposterous?

Every Demo I know, including myself, was and is totally energized by the idea of the Joe Biden/Barack Obama mating. The black Kennedy and the seasoned statesman. Wow! Smart good guys in the White house for a change. No more C students and sons of rich dads.

But the American public wants their leaders molded in their own image - someone they can have a beer with while their trailer is being fumigated, and I’m no different. I want a president just like me. I want a Blackberry president. I want a president who gets it techno-wise. Anybody who isn’t as connected as me, who can’t settle an argument by Googling the facts using his cell phone, ISN’T qualified to lead, IMHO.

When you need your young pretty wife to fetch you your Email – you just might be a too old guy. If you can’t figure out how to get your photos off your camera to your computer – sorry but you’re just NOT getting my vote, Gramps! You’re not smart enough. You’re not up to speed. Computing makes everybody sharper and more informed. We don’t need another dimwit who calls it “The Internets,” Enough electing folksy guys who don’t WANT to clutter their cowboy hats with details about “downloading,” and which ones are the Sunnis again and where exactly their towel head - freaking borders are. You’re just not smart enough!

Call me shallow, but if all I get to know about Palin is what I see, then that’s all I can talk about till after this gal finishes her crash course in foreign policy. Every man I know commented that Palin reminds them of the actress in the porno who takes off her glasses, shakes out her bun and goes from secretary to stripper in 2 seconds flat. Are we now casting our votes based on our sexual fantasies?

Visually, the McCain – Palen combo reminds me of the old New Yorker cartoons by Arno. Remember the drawings of the short old rich guy in a tux escorting a beautiful young showgirl – usually with her hair swept up like Palin’s? Big hair goes against everything Democratic women are about. I did wear my hair like Palin’s, but that was when the Edsel was considered a cool car. I stopped outlining my lipstick when Twiggie retired. Do they still make bobby pins? I thought the environmentalists outlawed hair spray. Did Ivana Trump open a chain of beauty salons? I had NO idea! Do retro hairdos signal retro values? Apparently so. Is this getting too personal, too nasty?

And speaking of nasty -- Remember Ann Richards’ sassy reading of the line “Poor George Bush. He can’t help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth.” That was funny, it was a joke but it wasn’t nasty. Palin’s sarcastic put-downs, delivered day after day, singsong style are downright nasty. Aren’t the Republicans getting sick of it? Why do they still laugh heartily at one-liners we’ve all heard ten times since their convention?

Sara Palin may be smarter than a fifth grader and certainly more cunning. And Palin is as qualified to become president as Harriet Miers was qualified to sit on the Supreme Court and Brownie was qualified to run FEMA and Gonzales was qualified to be the attorney general. The Republicans always appoint in a downward direction because they have weak egos and don’t ever want to be challenged or feel threatened. But that’s just my opinion. Am I right?


Monday, September 08, 2008

Palin cartoon #2

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Got a Link to Stink? (see previous post) to articles with facts on McCain and Palin. Let me know.


Truth about Palin

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Truth about Palin - links to stinks
Sunday 9/7/08Got facts? Send me links to stinks and I'll post them here

The Mirrored Ceiling by Judith Warner

Neighbor tells truth about Palin

McCain Contradictions

Friday 9/5/08


Palin recently said that the war in Iraq is "God's task." She's even admitted she hasn't thought about the war much—just last year she was quoted saying, "I've been so focused on state government, I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq." 1, 2

Palin has actively sought the support of the fringe Alaska Independence Party. Six months ago,Palin told members of the group—who advocate for a vote on secession from the union—to "keep up the good work" and "wished the party luck on what she called its 'inspiring convention.'" 3

Palin wants to teach creationism in public schools. She hasn't made clear whether she thinks evolution is a fact.4

Palin doesn't believe that humans contribute to global warming. Speaking about climate change, she said, "I'm not one though who would attribute it to being manmade." 5

Palin has close ties to Big Oil. Her inauguration was even sponsored by BP. 6Palin is extremely anti-choice. She doesn't even support abortion in the case of rape or incest. 7

Palin opposes comprehensive sex-ed in public schools. She's said she will only support abstinence-only approaches. 8

As mayor, Palin tried to ban books from the library. Palin asked the library how she might go about banning books because some had inappropriate language in them—shocking the librarian, Mary Ellen Baker. According to Time, "news reports from the time show that Palin had threatened to fire Baker for not giving "full support" to the mayor." 9

She DID support the Bridge to Nowhere (before she opposed it). Palin claimed that she said "thanks, but no thanks" to the infamous Bridge to Nowhere. But in 2006, Palin supported the project repeatedly, saying that Alaska should take advantage of earmarks "while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist." 10

The plain fact of the matter is that Sarah Palin did a bang-up job delivering a Karl Rove-style political attack speech last night. That makes her a skilled politician but it doesn't make her views any more palatable for voters. Americans don't really want another far-right, anti-science ideologue in the White House.Please help get the word out about where Sarah Palin really stands on the issues.

P.S. If you haven't seen it, check out the Daily Show clip on Palin. It's worth a watch

1. "Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'," Associated Press, September 3, 2008

"Palin wasn't 'really focused much' on the Iraq war," ThinkProgress, August 30, 2008

"The Sarah Palin Digest," ThinkProgress, September 4, 2008 "McCain and Palin differ on issues," Associated Press, September 3, 2008

Ibid6.The Sarah Palin Digest," ThinkProgress, September 4, 2008

7. Ibid 8. Ibid.9."Mayor Palin: A Rough Record," Time, September 2, 2008

The Sarah Palin Digest," ThinkProgress, September 4, 2008

Thursday 9/4/08The money behind Palin

This is a news broadcast on the reasons for the earlier firing of thepolice chief of Wasilla as well as NRA involvement in her actions. 9/3/08

Joe Klein of Time was JUST quoted on MSNBC immediately after Palin speech with a list of facts totally contradicting many, many of her "facts." I couldn't find it yet on the web, but I did find these facts ...KarylPalin increased taxes and spending

Palin's church against Jews

Republican strategists caught on tape trashing McCain choice of Palin

Truth about Palin's ineptness at home

No evidence of "liberal" media trashing Palin

McCain against Palin before he was for her
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