Thursday, December 9, 2010

Remember all those jokes about Sarah Palin...

...traveling to other countries where hatred of her would unite warring peoples, thereby bringing about world peace? I think she may have been listening. Satire is truly going to kill us all in the end:

Palin to visit Haiti for "humanitarian effort" (derisive quote marks mine)


JUNEAU, Alaska -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin plans to visit Haiti amid a period of political upheaval this weekend to aid humanitarian efforts in the Caribbean country.
A Palin staffer confirmed Thursday that Palin, the 2008 vice presidential nominee and a potential 2012 presidential contender, planned to travel to Haiti with the Rev. Franklin Graham as part of the outreach of his Samaritan's Purse relief organization.

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Yes, this is the same Franklin Graham who is totally concerned about women's rights in the Islamic world. The evil, warlike Islamic world. It's interesting how the fundamentalist right wing drags out the rights of women when it's convenient to deride other cultures. Funny coincidence that. And yes, this is also the preacher who kept repeating the easily, often and thoroughly debunked "Obama is a Muslim" meme, which led to him being disinvited from a Pentagon prayer breakfast in May. Please don't spend any time contemplating the fact that the PENTAGON has an official Christian Conservative prayer breakfast. You'll just do yourself damage. Graham prayed in the parking lot with the other psychotic zealots.

Not that there is any question about the kind of company Sarah Palin keeps, nor is there any doubt about the agenda of her backers and handlers, but it's nice to keep these things in mind when you're trying to one-up your friends and co-workers in your daily "the world is coming to an end, for real this time and not in a Christian way" contest.

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