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is it ‘opposite day’ in sarah palin’s world?

For those of you who have been in a decontamination center: Sarah Palin apparently got caught with her hand in the cookie jar. With the swell of information regarding the 2008 elections, Obama being a “terrorist”, John McCain hating “gooks”, and the economy vaporizing – someone easily could have missed the scandal that the McCain-Palin ticket has worked hard to bury.

Basically, Sarah Palin’s sister married the wrong guy and her governor sister came to her aid when things seemed to spiral beyond her sister’s control. Being the arrogant maverick that she is – she fought back, and basically wanted to show her brother-in-law, who was a State Trooper, who had the most swagger in the state of Alaska. Palin attempted to impose “impermissible pressure…on several subordinates in order to advance a personal agenda” and used her role as governor to cast unethical influence on others to push for the termination of the in-law, and ultimately to fire the subordinates who resisted. And she got caught, and has proceeded to intervene and disrupt the investigation in any way possible – often referring to the legitimate investigation into her as a “circus.

So what is Sarah Palin’s response to the investigation’s findings which showed she was unethical and abused her powers?

“Sometimes the most important thing you need to know about a politician is the frequency and enthusiasm and skill with which they lie to you.” [Note: It’s no longer if they lie, it’s how well they do it.]

The easiest way to verbalize what Mrs. Palin showed us in her responses – is to say – she thinks it is “Opposite Day.” Remember that great childhood game when if you wanted someone to do something, you asked them not to – and if you wanted them to not do something, you begged them for it. What if the politicians involved in Watergate simply said “Finally, the investigation shows we are innocent!”? I’m not sure of the actual power the investigating committee has, but it seems from Palin’s comments that she is playing semantics. Her emphasis in both comments of being cleared of any legal wrongdoing is probably how she justifies with herself that it is in fact NOT lying – but merely pointing out the lack of authority of the committee, who cannot find her legally guilty of anything.

In honor of this great display of undeniable support for the spirit of “Opposite Day” – Sarah Palin, we love you.

Related article: Son of Troopergate, Sarah Palin files an ethics complaint against herself?

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anonymous text message intimacy.

For the record, I just don’t get this:

Two weeks ago over 5,000 of you posted your numbers here for texting secrets – and last week over 10,000 of you did. By telling your friends about this experiment of “anonymous intimacy” we are growing it into a movement!

Keep spreading the word! (Twitter, StumbleUpon, Digg etc.)

1. Email your secrets to the most recently added numbers in the comments section below.
2. List your number in the comments section. (To get more secrets post it again.)
3. Invite your friends to share their secrets and list their numbers too.

Does this mean I am getting old if I can’t grasp the appeal or concept? How is this anything different than something that could be achieved via an instant messenging service, email, chatrooms, message boards (relating to your “secret”), or even a journal. What if the man who shot the guy for wearing a Barack Obama shirt text messages his secret to someone? In the new age of web 2.0 and the dominance of social media, where does the duty to snitch fall – especially without any “therapist/patient privilege” blanket to hide in?

To me, the real irony is: half of those MySpace users who posted their phone numbers for the public to have and use had their MySpace profiles marked as ‘private’ to prevent “non-Friends” from seeing and viewing their page. Completely logical, yeah?

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lunary vs. lunacy – language loopholes.

Language is the blood of the soul, into which thoughts run and out of which they grow. –Oliver Wendell Holmes

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. –George Orwell

Lunacy – insanity; intermittent madness; foolish acts.

Lunary – of, and relating to the moon; a name for an herb also known as honesty; it is said because gravity has linked the earth and moon together, they share a divine honesty with one another; the moon is the basis for modern time-keeping, and we accept what it tells us without hesitation [now, that’s trust].

Languages and their internal links to one another never cease to amaze me. The ways the slightest change in letters, positioning, emphasis, etc. can alter meanings and mix messages. One can only marvel at the genius behind the evolution of language from one culture to the next throughout time.

In the case of the above example, their letter-by-letter spelling is almost identical – yet, one brings about thoughts of derangement, while the other is linked to honesty and the connection of our moon. The only difference, just from looks, seems to be the C and the R. The c and the r. The see and the are. See and are.

So, it could be said: the only difference between insanity and honesty, is embracing what you see and what you are. If you accept what you C, lunacy. If you accept what you really r, lunary.

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beatbox to beat off weak thoughts.

He’s inside my brain, his full time job is making me insane. Serving up self-sabotage, like my self confidence is a big mirage…” –Jay Smooth

Our fears and insecurities over “the haters” (formerly known in the 90’s as “people who pray & prey on my downfall”) seems to by skyrocketing as a culture.   One swift view of any YouTube video and you’ll surely see profanity-laced comments that make you scratch your head and just wonder – why? But, don’t worry about the folks on that branch of the hater tree, they’re human after all (and the easiest kind to deal with). The real hater you should be focused on battling is the little hater inside.

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3 minutes of undiluted inspiration.

“If you want to be happy, be.” –Leo Tolstoy

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