The different emotions I felt while reading this disgraceful piece of trash, disguised as a liberal blog, immediately ran rampant through my mind…I felt everything from heartbreak to outrage to blatant and utter disgust. That someone would feel that a child, one with a severe disability, is such open game is beyond anything that I could imagine. For someone to speak this way, even against the child of their most hated enemy, is so beyond the most basest of all humanity and decency. I recoil at the thought of re-posting this, but it is necessary to fully understand the very concept of what we are speaking out against…for it has been said, there is nothing so inspiring as the courage of a bully- one who attacks those who cannot speak for or protect themselves.
BY JACK STUEF — That strange man yelling unintelligibly at Sarah Palin? He’s merely a lowly shepherd proclaiming the birth of our savior. Today is the day we come together to celebrate the snowbilly grifter’s magical journey from Texas to Alaska to deliver to the America the great gentleman scholar Trig Palin. Is Palin his true mother? Or was Bristol? (And why is it that nobody questions who the father is? Because, either way, Todd definitely did it.) It doesn’t matter. What matters is that we are privileged to live in a time when we can witness the greatest prop in world political history…
“Why just celebrate tax day today, April 18th? It’s also Trig Paxson Van Palin’s 3rd birthday. His mom went to a lot of trouble to leak amniotic fluid over 8 states to make sure that he arrived in this world somewhat alive,” writes Wonkette operative “Barbara_i,” reminding us of the occasion. “Sarah went to a whole lot of trouble to name him ‘Van Palin,’ a ‘Van Halen’ reference he will never get.” Indeed.
Enjoy yourself today, Trig. Have fun! Get drunk (on purpose this time)! We can hardly wait for 15 years from now, when you will finally be able to vote and will be sent off by your mother’s junta to fight the Union in the Great Alaska War. It’ll be quite a loss. You’re the smartest one in that family.
You just read Freedom of Speech at it’s more irresponsible level. Now, I’d like to post a response by Jersey-Texan Mish Mash and point out that so far Huggies, Papa John’s Pizza and Vanguard have pulled their ads from Wonkette’s website.
And there it is. Freedom of Speech in all it’s vitriol hurtful despicable glory. Yes, our country was founded on the principles of having the right to voice our opinions, but this is just detestable. Period. No child – regardless of their parent’s political affiliation – should be discussed in any way. They are off limits. Always. So, get a grip, Mister Let Me Make Fun Of A Disabled Child Because It Makes Me Feel Better. Dude. You’re doing it wrong.
Here’s the money is power part. I took it upon myself to call a few of the advertisers just to let them know where their ad was prominently shown and how I perceived this as a consumer. As a mother. As a human being. They were very quick to begin investigations and the ball is now rolling. So far I’ve personally heard back from San Diego Zoo, Live Nation, Hyatt and HP.
Was it my intention to have advertisers consider pulling ads? No. Papa John’s did it almost immediately from a single tweet by another concerned American. Then Huggies. Now I hear Vanguard. Will more follow?
The power is inevitably with the people, my friends. Because WE hold the purse strings that keeps them in business and I’m certain there are competitors out there who do NOT support the hateful rhetoric placed towards a mentally disabled child … or ANY child for that matter.
Join me in sharing your thoughts and feelings … with your inside voice and best Sunday behavior … to the following advertisers (in no particular order) that came up on this offensive website:
* Celebrity X Cruises
* Fed Ex
* Reliant Energy
* Jack in the Box (say it isn’t so, Jack)
* Constant Contact
* Starkist Charlie
* Betty Crocker
* Dunkin Donuts
* Grand Canyon Railroad
* Coca Cola
* Ann Taylor