Late Night: Palin Family’s Latest Flails and Fails

When last we visited the Alaskan All-stars, aka the the Superstar Snowbunnies, the Thrillas from Wasilla, Sarah was shootin’ elks on her reee-aliteee teevee show and Li’l Bristol  had jest ’bout won the dancin’ show.

Well now it’s almost Valentine’s Day and time to check in on the family:

Sarah Palin™(not) spoke about Ronnie Reagan Friday February 4 at the Reagan Ranch center in honor of the Gipper’s 100th birthday. RIP Ronnie’s son, Ron, Jr. was not amused.

Bristol Palin™(not) moved to Arizona, bought a house, and is writing her memoir! According to RadarOnline.com her new home is a 4000 square feet, with five bedrooms, and she scooped it up at the bargain price of $172,000 cash. Meanwhile, there are no court papers supporting Ms Bris’ wish Facebook post that Tripp’s last name was changed to “Palin.”

In other sad name related news, Reuters reports that both Sarah and Bristol Palin’s attempts to trademark their names were rejected because… A trademark examiner said:

Registration is refused because the applied-for mark, SARAH PALIN, consists of a name identifying a particular living individual whose consent to register the mark is not of record.

In other words…um she forgot to sign application.

The office also said Palin’s application failed to show that her name had been used in commerce and could also be rejected on those grounds.
Bristol Palin’s application also will need to be redone, according to a similar office action filed in her case.

96 Responses to "Late Night: Palin Family’s Latest Flails and Fails"
Suzanne | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:02 pm 1

lisa! love love love that picture


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:03 pm 2

I’d fire my lawyer on that trademark issue. Heck there are diy sites that could do you better!


Suzanne | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:04 pm 3

maybe she didn’t use a lawyer


Margaret | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:06 pm 4

A “memoir” from a 20 year old hillbilly? From what, her dropout days?


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:08 pm 5
In response to Suzanne @ 3

She is now!


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:09 pm 6
In response to Margaret @ 4

Working title: How Levi’s Johnson Got Me In Trouble.


Margaret | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:14 pm 7
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 6

Right? Or “How I Learned Not to Practice What I Preach”.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:15 pm 8
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 6

LOL! Supposedly Miss Bris has a new boyfriend. And Levi is still running for mayor of Wasilla. I wish he had stayed klassi


mzchief | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:16 pm 9

Oh, Pinal County! Home of the Pogonomyrmex maricopa or Maricopa harvester ant which is “considered the most venomous insect in the world.”


Margaret | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:17 pm 10
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 8

I wish he had stayed klassi

He dumped Palin didn’t he? HUGE improvement right there.


tearloch7 | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:17 pm 11
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 6

Ha ha .. good one .. the Palin’s continue to leave me speechless with incredulity .. or maybe its the combo of them and how the American public reacts to them .. they are such a reflection of the dire trouble society is in ..


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:18 pm 12
In response to Margaret @ 7

Geez, I could write that memoir in one word: “Mom.”


Margaret | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:19 pm 13

Or how about “How Levi got Into My Levis”?


DrDick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:20 pm 14

Lisa!

The Failin’ Palin saga continues. Who would have thought that failing at everything you try was a winning formula, but she seems to be getting rich off it.


Margaret | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:20 pm 15
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 12

Too many syllables. She’s probably misspell it.


Margaret | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:21 pm 16
In response to DrDick @ 14

Remember the immortal words of PT Barnum.


DrDick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:22 pm 17
In response to mzchief @ 9

Well, until a Palin moves in that is.


DrDick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:23 pm 18
In response to Margaret @ 16

And H. L. Mencken.


mzchief | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:24 pm 19
In response to DrDick @ 17

Hiding in the Phoenix metroplex’s southern region …


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:24 pm 20
In response to mzchief @ 9

Wow…bugs are rad!

And just in time for Valentine’s Day And you do need click the link!


midcenturymod | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:25 pm 21

I wish Palin had been elected Veep because then we would never have had to hear from her-or her progeny-for four blissful years. Just like Biden? or whoever our VP is.


DrDick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:27 pm 22

OT, but I did something today that I have never done before. I had lunch with the great granddaughter of a US President. In this case, Anna Roosevelt, Teddy’s descendant, who is an archaeologist and gave a talk at the university.


Suzanne | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:27 pm 23
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 20

O
M
G


DrDick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:28 pm 24
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 20

Oh dear god! I am afraid that a Palin would kill them, however.


mzchief | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:30 pm 25
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 20

{ ROF }


Margaret | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:30 pm 26
In response to midcenturymod @ 21

Oh, we don;t hear from Biden because he knows how to behave himself. Do you really think we’d be so lucky with Palin?


DrDick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:31 pm 27
In response to DrDick @ 24

As an aside, based on genetic analysis we now know that those are descended from the gorilla louse and not the human head louse. No word on how they were transmitted from the gorillas to humans.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:37 pm 28
In response to DrDick @ 22

wow! what was the discussion?


mzchief | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:39 pm 29
In response to DrDick @ 22

Do tell DrDick!


DrDick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:44 pm 30
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 28

It was a small get together with several of the faculty in the department and the discussion was mostly about anthropological issues. I have been a fan of her work for a while as she is doing really groundbreaking archaeology in the Amazon which completely revises our understandings of the peoples there and of the impacts of European colonization.


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:46 pm 31
In response to DrDick @ 22

Wow! That is impressive. Did you have a good time?


DrDick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:48 pm 32
In response to ChristineEdmonson @ 31

I did. She is quite nice and asked for copies of a couple of things I have written, which I will email her tomorrow.


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:49 pm 33
In response to DrDick @ 32

Wonderful! Now that is a good day.


mzchief | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:50 pm 34

Here’s an interesting article regarding her work: “The Amazon Trail” (DiscoverMagazine.Com, by John Dorfman, Photography by Jennifer Tzar, From the May 2002 issue; published online May 1, 2002)


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:52 pm 35
In response to DrDick @ 30

HOT!!!! I was lucky enough to see the Aztec artifact exhibit at the Getty (though weirdly the Getty decided to tie it into their Imperial Roman art collection which ws really pushing a meme”oh look they both had raptors as symbols of power, but to the Aztecs the birds were god forms”


mzchief | Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:55 pm 36
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 35

What was the Getty thinking?


DrDick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:00 pm 37
In response to mzchief @ 34

The stuff I like is from more recent sites, closer to the contact period which showed a much larger population (ten to twenty times the modern populations) and large complex societies with intensive agriculture rather than the small, dispersed, egalitarian shifting cultivators of the recent period.


DrDick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:01 pm 38
In response to mzchief @ 36

Probably some riff on the official state symbolism of militaristic empire states.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:03 pm 39
In response to mzchief @ 36

I suspect they were thinking:

a) only way we can justify this amazing collection from Mexico on loan for a lot of $$$ is to haul out some of our stuff and tie it together–

b) maybe having this stuff here will attract more of SoCal’s Latino/Hispanic populatin and get the excited about the Getty

c)Wow, they’re lending us the stone that hearts were torn out on–we HAVE to invent a reason for the show so our donor will cough up the cash (see a)

d) this is IMPORTANT (see a and c)


mzchief | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:05 pm 40
In response to DrDick @ 37

I’ve gotta get up to speed on the Amazon. Very awesome. Glad you had a great meeting, DrDick.


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:07 pm 41

She forgot to sign the paper? Just who is her lawyer or did she try and do this herself without a lawyer?
Did she hire a relative as her lawyer or is everyone she hires in her same reading group?


RevBev | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:08 pm 42
In response to DrDick @ 22

Did you ask about Alice? So curious…..


DrDick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:10 pm 43
In response to RevBev @ 42

????


mzchief | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:11 pm 44
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 39

What would be your critique of the presentation of the Aztec artifacts, Lisa?


mzchief | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:12 pm 45
In response to DrDick @ 38

{ LOL } That’s a good one.


gvandergrift | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:12 pm 46

Completely out of ideas? Nothing to add?

Hey, you can always talk about Sarah Palin. She’s laughing at you all the way to the bank. As long as you spell her name correctly, she’s happy. That’s S-a-r-a-h P-a-l-i-n. Are you a proud member of the lib/prog “base” that’s energized by Ms. Palin’s ignorance and witlessness? She doesn’t care what the NY Times says about her and doesn’t care what you think, either. As I said, that’s S-a-r-a-h P-a-l-i-n.

Sneering at Sarah Palin. Now, that’s entertainment. Highbrow entertainment, to be more precise. Jeezus, I feel so superior when discussing Sarah.


RevBev | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:14 pm 47
In response to gvandergrift @ 46

Great comments in the piece about Ron Reagan…speaks right out.


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:15 pm 48
In response to RevBev @ 42

Alice — as in “If you have nothing good to say, come sit by me.”


RevBev | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:16 pm 49
In response to ChristineEdmonson @ 48

Thanks, yes. Quite a character.


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:16 pm 50

Sad thing is that no GOPer has the Stones to openly say they are running against Sarah because they are afraid of losing against her in the polls yes Sarah is beaten by Huckabee in the last poll but any bets Sarah still wins the Fundie vote that shows up to GOP Primaries?
Not Mitt with his Millions, Huckabee with his (I’m almost sane, have a sense of humor and can get the GOP moderate voters), not Ron Paul who has the only online fundraising list that shows grass roots support anywhere close to what Obama did, not Newt with his fameinfamy, ego, and connections to every right wing loon thinks they can beat Sarah.
At this time four years ago how many GOPers were announced candidates for President?
Actions speak louder than words but the word today is scared:)


DrDick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:18 pm 51
In response to gvandergrift @ 46

What’s this an actual fanboy/girl? Well good on you and keep the fires of freedom burning bright by inciting violence against your opponents and calling for their imprisonment or expulsion.


sfmikey | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:18 pm 52

Forgetting Sarah Palin, just read this on AP:

President Obama, in a gesture of outreach to his newly empowered Republican colleagues, will meet for lunch with the House’s GOP leadership in Washington tomorrow. Obama is scheduled to dine with Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, the first time he has done so since the party took control of the House in January.

Will BO ever make outreach to liberals, progressives or even his party’s base? Why is he always so warm and hospitable to the Right, and beastly frigid to the Left?

(Oops! The door just hit me on the way out.)


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:18 pm 53
In response to RevBev @ 49

Heh, I knew one of her friends back in the 1970′s..oh that Washington D.C. crowd.


DrDick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:20 pm 54

Time for me to toddle on off. Take care all.


myshadow | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:20 pm 55

All right that was a great photo shop image.
However, huffpo and tpm give this person plenty of face time and their threads are great snarkfests. Now that aolhuffpo are fused I would imagine it will be exponentially more so.
Really, most of the world is better off with out this person soiling the collective psyche.


sfmikey | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:21 pm 56

Uhh, #52 dropped the AP quote. Basically, he’s meeting with the Republican leadership and making another outreach. You’ll see it, if you haven’t already….


Suzanne | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:21 pm 57

g’nite dr dick


mzchief | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:21 pm 58
In response to DrDick @ 54

G’nite DrDick.


RevBev | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:22 pm 59
In response to ChristineEdmonson @ 53

Sounds like fun…one day you will have to tell more;)


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:23 pm 60
In response to mzchief @ 44

I was awestruck by them. I was especially struck by how so many cutlures have the deity of Death cast as a woman. And I started to walk in one room and had to back out and go look elsewhere for a bit and enter gradually. Turns out it was the sacrificial stone, which I didn’t consciously know–the info was on a 5 inch square card on a stand inside.


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:23 pm 61
In response to gvandergrift @ 46

We talk about Sarah because there is no other GOPer who is as likely to win the GOP Presidential nomination we are a political blog after all.
We may not like Obama much we do admit that Sarah is his best chance at reelection.
However since Sarah can’t win a general election Obama’s threat of dissing the Left because we can’t let the GOP win losses some of its power.
Sarah takes the 30%ers Obama gets the African American vote and we who represent the majority view of the voters on the issues that Americans think are the most important Jobs, Homes, End booth wars now, National Healthcare, Social Security etc can get the rest of the vote and win!


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:25 pm 62
In response to gvandergrift @ 46

And I am sure you are thrilled when Rush does the same to the other side of his aisle.


gvandergrift | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:26 pm 63
In response to DrDick @ 51

The post is what it is. There is nothing useful about discussing Sarah Palin, or reading about SP, or watching SP. They all put money in her purse, keep her momentum going.


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:26 pm 64

Sarah wining the GOP Presidential Primary is the best case scenario for a Lefty Independent candidate to run and win the White House!
Obama thinks he can scare us with Sarah but just like Algebra political equations can be reversed :)


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:26 pm 65
In response to RevBev @ 59

It is a VERY long story, involving my friend, a manuscript librarian (since deceased), Mrs. Merriweather Post, Hillwood Museum (in D.C.) and MrCE’s fear of Emily Post.


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:30 pm 66
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 60

I always thought that since the three fates, the maid, mother, crone were women then Man was death. Man changes maid to mother, man marries mother and given that child birth was a big cause of female death and male husbands, boyfriends, family etc are still a big cause of female death well a male death God fits?
Its just my theory.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:31 pm 67
In response to ChristineEdmonson @ 65

That synopsis is very intriguing!


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:33 pm 68
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 67

Indeed! I’ve met some very interesting people in museums.


mzchief | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:34 pm 69
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 60

I totally read you. I painstaking went through every detail of the exhibit “Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries” (there’s a book also by Octavio Paz). The enormity of human suffering that represented was not lost on me intellectually or viscerally but I had to know. Even though I have some understanding of MesoAmerican culture, religions and symbolism, IMHO, I thought eventually the Aztec royalty were off the deep end. Seems like that was literally true by the time the Spaniards showed up.


gvandergrift | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:34 pm 70
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 62

I’d like to hear what you think about Kim Kardashian. More about Kim, please. (Snark)

I don’t find SP amusing. In any way. You’re dumbing down the conversation.

Thought you’d like to know there is another opinion.


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:35 pm 71

Also if Sarah is the GOP Presidential nominee then GOP turnout will be light. Because there is the realization that she can’t win, because she will inspire our base and drive away Moderates from the GOP with her hate, lies and Stupidity.
This means we can retake the House and Senate even if we Primary every Blue Dog!
We just need a candidate is Dennis willing?


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:39 pm 72

I need ice cream


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:40 pm 73
In response to mzchief @ 69

Spain had that king nicknamed cursed by god around that time ? I saw a painting book of Velázquez sketches of what he really looked like not the royal painting ick. His cousin was Joan the Mad inbreeding really effected the royal family.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Velázquez


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:41 pm 74
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 72

So do I…nothing in my freezer! Thanks Lisa, Cheers!


mzchief | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:41 pm 75
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 72

Maybe we should have cultural and physical anthropology night with DrDick sometime. We both forgot everything to ask him questions. “:-)


Suzanne | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:42 pm 76
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 72

i almost picked up ice cream when i was at the store today….


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:44 pm 77

You’re dumbing down the conversation.

Sarah until I see polling evidence otherwise is the GOP frontrunner among likely voters at GOP Presidential Primaries.
Last I checked FireDogLake does opposition research on GOPers because we are political activists its what we do. People like Lisa make research fun:)


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:44 pm 78

I have a secret love of Sarah Lee lb caek.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:44 pm 79

nigth dr dick!


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:45 pm 80

Very Aztec thread Lisa I totally approve:)


Suzanne | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:45 pm 81
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 78

ooooo that’s the good stuff when it comes to eating late at night


mzchief | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:47 pm 82
In response to ThingsComeUndone @ 80

We can always talk about cocoa .. the Pre-Abuelita


mzchief | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:49 pm 83
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 78

I can eat pounds of pound cake. Angel food is great too but a good, hot out of the oven jelly roll is sublime.


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:51 pm 84

OT Headline biggest protest yet the Government thinks they are cute by not counting protest size anymore this way they can ignore Lefty protests and let GOPers lie about the size of their protests however with multiday protests the Government risks biggest protest ever? headlines because there is no accurate count.
Wednesday we could see the same headline! Thursday we could see the same headline that will give the story an appearance that the movement is growing and get people’s attention not counting protest size officially could end up hurting the GOP/Dems.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/09/egyptians-stage-massive-anti-mubarak-protest_n_820575.html


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:52 pm 85
In response to mzchief @ 82

That wasn’t snark:)


mzchief | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:58 pm 86
In response to ThingsComeUndone @ 85

I try to mark the snark for greater clarity so no I did make a snarky comment.

Really, I love the ground-from-organic cocoa (from cocoa bean, seed of Theobroma cacao) and it’s my preferred form. Then I mix it with different ingredients depending on the result I want. Although Abuelita is very good (newer formulation these days which I don’t like as much), it’s a bit too convenience-y food for me.


EdwardTeller | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:58 pm 87

Bristol has started dating an ex student of mine, at least according to the guy’s band’s new keyboard player and a couple of sorta groupies. The dating started after this recording session. My son used to play lead guitar in the group and won’t let me share the juiciest tidbits out of respect for Jared, who deserves far better than Bristol or to be around that pathetic family.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:58 pm 88
In response to ThingsComeUndone @ 73

King was one of the Hapsburgs, as I recall. He was the reason Velázquez freed his slave Juan–Juan painted the king’s dogs and the king saw the painting; it was punishable by death for a slave to paint, so V freed him.


mzchief | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:59 pm 89
In response to mzchief @ 86

correction (my bad typing): “no I did not make a snarky comment.”


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 09:59 pm 90
In response to EdwardTeller @ 87

Wow, I wonder how her house in AZ will affect their relationship. And I wonder how Wasilla will vote re: Levi for mayor?


EdwardTeller | Tuesday February 8, 2011 10:02 pm 91
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 90

Levi will never be mayor of anything and Bristol is at least a 3-timer at present. She wants a boy in every port.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 10:08 pm 92
In response to mzchief @ 69

It was a very extreme belief system–sacrifices to keep the sun orbiting. But The conquistadores were equally as vile.

Side note: Many Jews left spain for the New World so they could practice their faith freely once they got settled. Originally any Spanish name ending wiht EZ was supposed to Jewish, while the Catholics were ES; wiht time that changed.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday February 8, 2011 10:08 pm 93

Night all!


mzchief | Tuesday February 8, 2011 10:12 pm 94
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 92

You wrote:

It was a very extreme belief system–sacrifices to keep the sun orbiting. But The conquistadores were equally as vile.

Yes. They had a monumental collision in the “New World.”

You wrote:

Side note: Many Jews left spain for the New World so they could practice their faith freely once they got settled. Originally any Spanish name ending wiht EZ was supposed to Jewish, while the Catholics were ES; wiht time that changed.

Didn’t know that part.

Have a good evening, Lisa! Nighters. :-)


Adam503 | Tuesday February 8, 2011 11:08 pm 95

There’s a new band that originally hails from Wasilla breaking out now too. They’re working out of Portland now.

Portugal. The Man – People say

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGDQOECShw8

You guys are gonna love ‘em. It’s like the Palins put this massive karma debt on the city of Wasilla and the universe has to spit out the next Modest Mouse straight out of Wasilla to rebalance everything.

http://portugaltheman.com/


VJBinCT | Wednesday February 9, 2011 09:04 am 96
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 6

subtitle: ‘My ten seconds of bliss, my lifetime of heartache’


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