Sexta-feira, 07.11.08

Ela ainda vai voltar

O Partido Republicano parece querer eleger como sua líder aquela senhora que McCain escolheu para ser sua vice-presidente, se tivesse vencido as eleições, e que não sabe que África é um continente.

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Terça-feira, 30.09.08

Palin e os Estados Unidos da América

Matt Taibbi, colaborador da revista Rolling Stone, escreveu um artigo muito corrosivo - tão corrosivo que parece o ácido fluoroantimónico - para o AlterNet sobre Sarah Palin e a sua nomeação para vice-presidente do candidato republicano à Casa Branca. O texto ainda é um bocado grande, mas é uma muito boa leitura para quem tem algum interesse pela política norte-americana ou apenas pela nomeação de Palin, como é o meu caso.

Abaixo deixo alguns excertos do texto, só para vos aguçar o apetite e terem uma ideia do que vão encontrar.

Sarah Palin is a symbol of everything that is wrong with the modern United States. As a representative of our political system, she's a new low in reptilian villainy, the ultimate cynical masterwork of puppeteers like Karl Rove. But more than that, she is a horrifying symbol of how little we ask for in return for the total surrender of our political power.

Not only is Sarah Palin a fraud, she's the tawdriest, most half-assed fraud imaginable, 20 floors below the lowest common denominator, a character too dumb even for daytime TV -and this country is going to eat her up, cheering her every step of the way. All because most Americans no longer have the energy to do anything but lie back and allow ourselves to be jacked off by the calculating thieves who run this grasping consumer paradise we call a nation.

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The great insight of the Palin VP choice is that huge chunks of American voters no longer even demand that their candidates actually have policy positions; they simply consume them as media entertainment, rooting for or against them according to the reflexive prejudices of their demographic, as they would for reality-show contestants or sitcom characters. Hicks root for hicks, moms for moms, born-agains for born-agains. Sure, there was politics in the Palin speech, but it was all either silly lies or merely incidental fluffery buttressing the theatrical performance. A classic example of what was at work here came when Palin proudly introduced her Down syndrome baby, Trig, then stared into the camera and somberly promised parents of special-needs kids that they would "have a friend and advocate in the White House." This was about a half-hour before she raised her hands in triumph with McCain, a man who voted against increasing funding for special-needs education.

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Then there's the God stuff: Palin belongs to a church whose pastor, Ed Kalnins, believes that all criticisms of George Bush "come from hell," and wondered aloud if people who voted for John Kerry could be saved. Kalnins, looming as the answer to Obama's Jeremiah Wright, claims that Alaska is going to be a "refuge state" for Christians in the last days, last days which he sometimes speaks of in the present tense. Palin herself has been captured on video mouthing the inevitable born-again idiocies, such as the idea that a recent oilpipeline deal was "God's will." She also described the Iraq War as a "task that is from God" and part of a heavenly "plan." She supports teaching creationism and "abstinence only" in public schools, opposes abortion even for victims of rape, denies the science behind global warming and attends a church that seeks to convert Jews and cure homosexuals.

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Here's what Sarah Palin represents: being a fat fucking pig who pins "Country First" buttons on his man titties and chants "U-S-A! U-S-A!" at the top of his lungs while his kids live off credit cards and Saudis buy up all the mortgages in Kansas.

Já pensaram no que seria de nós se tivessemos uma Sarah Palin como candidata a Primeira-Ministra ou Presidente da República? Digo-vos que estávamos bem fodidos.

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Quinta-feira, 11.09.08

Sarah quêm? - perguntou Matt Damon

Questões importantes estas, colacadas por Matt Damon, acerca do percurso político e social de Sarah Palin, a fanática religiosa que John McCain escolheu para ocupar a vice-presidência caso ele vença as eleições.

via Nelson Silva @ Twitter

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Quinta-feira, 04.09.08

A história menos boa de Sarah Palin

Eu tinha ficado com uma ideia negativa da senadora que McCain escolheu para sua vice-presidente caso ganhe as eleições, mas estava longe de saber que ela é uma rica peça...

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Terça-feira, 26.08.08

Pão ou circo

Hoje vi uma reportagem sobre a convenção do Partido Democrático americano e fiquei sem saber se aquilo era um comício político ou um espectáculo da MTV.

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