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TorafusuTorasanJun. 17, 2013 - 12:58AM JST
Is this the first rumbling of the 2016 GOP primaries?
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) knocked former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and his recent comments on immigration while speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's annual conference.On Saturday, Palin criticized Bush for saying the future of America's economy depends upon immigrants in part because they "are more fertile" and create more businesses than native-born Americans."I say this as someone who’s kind of fertile herself," Palin said.
Posted in: Sarah Palin back at Fox News
TorafusuTorasanJun. 17, 2013 - 12:24AM JST
Yes, those are thorny ethical issues that Bass wants us to consider rather than historians of the future. But anytime you and Serrano want to drop the pretense and chuckle along with the rest of the world when Sarah tells Jeb Bush that she is just as fertile as any immigrant, then you might get more people to enter your debates about the mission of the NSA, DOJ, the IRS, and any other government agencies that irk the profund pundit Sarah Palin.
TorafusuTorasanJun. 16, 2013 - 10:39PM JST
Serrano, to answer your question, I agree with anyone like Ban Ki Moon who calls for arms reductions and peace talks. But why do I have the nagging feeling that Palin is not so much advocating for the Syrian people as she is chiming in on the eve of her return to boost her shows ratings? Sorry, just too cynical to be able to see her maturing into an international humanitarian. The second incarnation of Mother Theresa would not spend her days at Fox or any other TV studio picking at the catering and gabbing with the manicurist.
TorafusuTorasanJun. 16, 2013 - 08:05PM JST
Well, considering the guy that is responsible for putting Palin on the national stage, John McCain, speaks in favor of arming the rebels, and he has decades of experience in the senate compared to Palins two or three years in state government, I wonder if her support ofthe UN is just a jab at the man she thinks cost her the vice presidency (Mccain).
TorafusuTorasanJun. 16, 2013 - 07:41PM JST
Since Serrano likes probing questions, isnt it strange for a member of the party that refused to pay Americas UN dues, prompting Ted Turner to cut an eight figure check, now freeloading on their recommendations? To come from Tea pitier Palin, it seems fishy.
TorafusuTorasanJun. 16, 2013 - 07:09PM JST
The Palin pitiers are waiting to see if embracing the UN is a one time gimmick. If Palin is consistent in following the advice of the UN for the next few years, then you might get me to vote for her... as ambassador to the UN.
TorafusuTorasanJun. 16, 2013 - 02:27PM JST
I agree that all politicians' underage kids should stay out of the monologues of comedians like Bill Maher. I apologize for being negative about Ron Paul's grandson recently.
But once those chubby babushkas start dancing for dollars on national TV (ahem, Bristol), they are suitable material for comedy. Someone should edit video of Dancing with the Stars with a Sarah Palin audio track, to make it seem like high concept interpretive dance about foreign policy.
Being a law professor before working your way up the political ranks is pretty dry and boring. Going from being a beauty contestant/TV newscaster/mayor of Wasilla, Alaska to runner up for vice president of the USA sounds like something only a team of sitcom writers would come up with to meet a deadline. She definitely helped SNL's ratings back at her peak.
TorafusuTorasanJun. 15, 2013 - 01:58PM JST
Note to organizers:
Do not replace her with J rockers Back Drop Bombs, old school Brit techno Bomb the Bass, or Joan Jett singing "Cherry Bomb."
Posted in: Avril Lavigne pulls out of Hiroshima A-bomb concert
TorafusuTorasanJun. 15, 2013 - 01:55PM JST
We're just trying to enjoy some light entertainment. If you two diehard Palin promoters are still riled up about her leaving politics half a decade ago, then please share it over at the glum environs of "Politics" or "World."
So, tell us Sarah, was the last straw for Wendi Deng finding one too many caribou steak sandwiches in the pantry?
TorafusuTorasanJun. 14, 2013 - 10:29AM JST
Ha, this lady is in the entertainment section. I really hope that instead of using her show to attack the administration that she lost an election to, she will hold forth in a fair and balanced manner on topics germane to a broad spectrum of Americans. Maybe she will tell us the juicy details about the Rupert and Wendi divorce, right?
TorafusuTorasanJun. 13, 2013 - 03:15PM JST
Does the "Big Red Box" line refer to her hairdo, or do I not want to know?
Posted in: Australian PM subject of 'grossly sexist' menu
TorafusuTorasanJun. 13, 2013 - 03:13PM JST
Put Greinke on the mound and watch the sparks (and fists) fly. But fighting in baseball is anachronistic--just look at the violence-free style of play (and don't even bring up the topic of steroids) in Japan.
The only way to make this a more explosive pairing is include a Canada and Mexico rematch. They brawled at the WBC qualifying game earlier this spring if I remember correctly.
Posted in: 2014 MLB opener in Australia: Dodgers-Diamondbacks
TorafusuTorasanJun. 06, 2013 - 01:29PM JST
She made it up to him by offering to do the stitches for free.
Posted in: Jilted nurse stabs hospital boss with scalpel
TorafusuTorasanJun. 06, 2013 - 01:23PM JST
That caption is totally off. The guy is checking his manicure on his way to his job. He works as a hand model in electronics advertisements. By the most random of coincidences, he is walking in front of the ad that he is most famous for, but nobody has ever stopped him in public to meet one of the nation's top hand models!
Posted in: Quick hands
TorafusuTorasanJun. 06, 2013 - 01:17PM JST
I suggest forgoing the normal clenched sphincter and starchy upholstery style of "talks" and switch over to "beer garden summit" mode. Go all out and make it Ultra Cool Biz with Hawaiian shirts and bermuda shorts, footwear optional!
Posted in: North, South Korea agree to official talks
TorafusuTorasanJun. 05, 2013 - 05:48PM JST
@Elbuda "BEER and freedom"
One of Turkey's leaders was quoted saying anyone who drinks alcohol is an alcoholic. Since Turkish people just started drinking in recent years (yeah right), it shouldn't be too disruptive to unilaterally swoop in and ban beer.
The movie Team America had a funny song about the price of freedom. How does the price of a single dosage of freedom compare to the cost of a glass of beer in Turkey? Does the value of freedom differ between countries and fluctuate with the markets, or is it pegged to a single currency? Is it a tradable commodity?
Posted in: Turkish gov't offers apology as protests continue
TorafusuTorasanMay. 31, 2013 - 05:16PM JST
@"wrong", "foolish", "astonishing" and "stupidity"
Not sure why you postulate the only two choices as brutal secular dictatorship or radical islamist regime.
Western governments usually seem to envision toothless, pacified democracies where people high five on election day with purple thumbs up and dancing a jig on the detritus of the former regime. The problem is that the reality of longstanding schisms and feuds is not as rosy as Westerners would have liked or expected. Saying that Western governments under Bush, Blair and the rest thought Sharia-based countries would be best is disingenuous.
Posted in: Syria's Assad 'confident in victory' in civil war
TorafusuTorasanMay. 30, 2013 - 09:53PM JST
Hur hur, somebody keeps saying Dyk. What we need to know about the guy is if he was the one who started the jazz hipster facial hair. Next sailwind will shock the world with the news that Van Dyk owned three berets and an electric beard trimmer.
Posted in: Conservative lawmaker Bachmann to leave Congress
TorafusuTorasanMay. 30, 2013 - 06:16PM JST
At first I thought this was about the upcoming NRA theme park called Citadel in Idaho. Hundreds of like minded survivalists are planning to live together and support themselves by manufacturing and selling weapons. In a twist to normal theme park procedure, anyone without a gun will be asked to leave the premises. What could go wrong!
Posted in: Disney World patron finds loaded gun on ride
TorafusuTorasanMay. 30, 2013 - 06:10PM JST
Among the many amusing things she did was call the sitting President of the USA un-American, at the same time as she put in an application for dual citizenship in Switzerland that was made possible by her husband's dual citizenship. She deflected by saying her kids talked her into it.
Reportedly she has a trial scheduled next summer, involving one of her campaign staff whose prior claim to fame was playing mercenary in Africa. It is going to be right in the middle of her reelection battle. But Molenir thinks this is all about a principled stand on term limits. MB being on trial in the middle of her closest ever campaign would hand Graves an easy victory, so she folded a year early to give the GOP a chance to find somebody halfway viable in resolutely blue Minnesota.
Jun. 19, 2013 - 07:50PM JST
This well they have dug is between No.2 reactor building and the sea, not a great…
Posted in: TEPCO finds highly toxic strontium in Fukushima plant groundwater
Jun. 19, 2013 - 07:45PM JST
Had the great fortune to see the original lineup back in 1981 and with Sammy as…
Posted in: Van Halen opens first tour of Japan in 15 years
Jun. 19, 2013 - 07:43PM JST
So just because a child is restrained by a harness, they are being treated like dogs?…
Posted in: 3-year-old boy dies after being hit by car in Iwate
Jun. 19, 2013 - 07:42PM JST
The year on year export volume percentage changes are Feb -15.8%; Mar -9.8%; Apr -5.3%;…
Posted in: Japan's May trade deficit widens on import costs
Jun. 19, 2013 - 07:40PM JST
Thumbs up, bass.