The hairstyle that launched a thousand comedy sketches is getting its due. Or at least the designers of said up-sweep are. The Beehive Beauty Shop in Wasilla, owned by Palin fan/local glam squad-cheerleader Jessica Steel, is the focus of a two-part reality show, Big Hair Alaska on TLC, the same channel that brought us Sarah Palin’s Alaska. (No word yet who is producing; Palin was the executive producer for three episodes of her own reality show, with Survivor producer Mark Burnetr responsible for the whole run.)
inside a busy hair salon in Wasilla, Alaska, where the personalities of the owner and her staff are as big as the hairstyles they create.
The Beehive’s Facebook page has several ecstatic mentions about the production, and really, good for them. With Mad Men returning to cable and upcoming network shows like Pan Am and The Playboy Club, retro-dos are all the rage, and supporting small local businesses is important in this economy.
Let’s just hope they weren’t responsible for this:
Movies-goers and politics junkies will have their eyes-a-poppin’ when The Undefeated hits theaters July 15th. Directed by Tea Party activist Stephen Bannon, the documentary features numerous Palin supporters giving rah-rahs about the former Alaska governor, which makes sense: Real Politics reports that while the defeated VP candidate
did not have any editorial role in the project, Palin facilitated access for Bannon and his film crew to key Alaskan defenders who were involved with the major achievements of her administration, and the filmmaker spent several weeks in the 49th state gathering archival film and conducting research and interviews for the project.
As of now, The Undefeated is scheduled to be released in markets such as Dallas, Denver, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Atlanta, Orange County, Phoenix, Houston, Indianapolis, and Kansas City; premiering in the state of Iowa as a warm up for the caucus. The film, according to CBS News political correspondent Jan Crawford, who has seen the full documentary is
an unabashed defense of the former Alaska governor that leaves the distinct impression her presidential candidacy not only is possible, but inevitable.
Meanwhile, guerrilla filmmaker Nick Broomfield has a Palin pic in the can. In the past he’s skewered Courtney Love in Kurt & Courtney, raised more than a few questions in Biggie & Tupac, and profiled Margaret Thatcher, dominatrixes, and serial killer Aileen Wuornos. According to a source close to Broomfield, who spoke to the Los Angeles Times anonymously due to the sensitive nature of the film, the yet-to-be-titled documentary features:
Palin’s parents as well as numerous ex-aides. Many of those people, the source added, describe her not as the likable repository of aw-shucks wisdom Palin likes to present but a more ruthless politician who has trampled over opponents and is now a potential presidential candidate.
The Times hypothesizes that Broomfield’s film will play festivals before getting distribution in the 2012 election cycle in which Palin will be a key player.
(photo: screen shot from Katie Couric interview with Palin)
Former lots-of-things Sarah Palin rode on the back of motorcycle driven by a woman (Todd rode his own) at the Rolling Thunder motorcycle run which began at the Pentagon and featured four hundred thousand hog riders. Rolling Thunder supports the efforts to find those missing in action. Ahis was not an official Palin bus stop Sarah did not give a formal speech when the ride ended at the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial though she did tell Fox
Jacksonville, Florida has a candy-phobic, demon busting candidate for city council who is thankful for slavery. And thinks despite the Holocaust, Jews own everything. Oh and she’s a Democrat. WTF? (Her past as a crack addict and prostitute isn’t that big a deal, IMO. People change. But her hatred for the LGBT community is vomitous) Is Kimberly Daniels’ candidacy some weird plan by insane fundamentalists to take over by creating one party? Like I say,
The way to change the NRA is to join the NRA
but this is going a bit far!
Where is the Democratic party in Florida and what are they doing about Kimberly Daniels, this crazy, bigoted, homophobic, demon-spotting minster with her own radio show who is in a run-off against Republican David Taylor slated for May 17? How did she get this far? And I wonder if under this sort of logic I could end up on the Republican ticket someplace?
Bruce Wilson at Talk2Action.org–who helped bring Sarah Palin’s crazed version of Christianity to light–gives us these quotes from Daniels:
I thank God for slavery. Mmm. I thank God for the crack house. If it wasn’t for the crack house, come on somebody, God wouldn’t a never been able to use me how he can use me know. And if it wasn’t for slavery I might be somewhere in Africa worshiping a tree! [...]
You can talk about the Holocaust, but the Jews own everything.
Along with asking God to
bind the ministry of psychics, the teaching of black liberation theology, and every New Age and secular humanist doctrine away from the White House…
Daniels prays for Obama that God the prayers of her faithful will
break every soul tie and vow that has been established between him and Harvard, secret societies and the illuminati…
expose the work of every witch, sorcerer, spiritualist or person from the dark side operating through his cabinet members or through anyone else closely associated with him
Daniels want to remind us of the dangers of Halloween candy and the holiday itself:
most of the candy sold during this season has been dedicated and prayed over by witches.
I do not buy candy during the Halloween season. Curses are sent through the tricks and treats of the innocent whether they get it by going door to door or by purchasing it from the local grocery store. The demons cannot tell the difference…
The danger of Halloween is not in the scary things we see but in the secret, wicked, cruel activities that go on behind the scenes. These activities include:
* Sex with demons
* Orgies between animals and humans
* Animal and human sacrifices
* Sacrificing babies to shed innocent blood
* Rape and molestation of adults, children and babies
* Revel nights
* Conjuring of demons and casting of spells
* Release of “time-released” curses against the innocent and the ignorant.”
Seriously. Who let this nutbag into the party? Also she has a radio show preaching this sort of whackery, so does that kind of get in the way of Equal Time?
Thank Gods–yes, Kimberly Daniels, I am calling on my GODS, multiple, plural, old and ancient, and on Jesus, too, while I’m at it since theologically, oh why bother with theology with you Kimberley because you are incapable of the critical thinking required for theology–Thank GODS, the reasonable realistic Christian ministers from People For the American Way’s African American Ministers in Action (AAMIA) issued a statement:
At African American Ministers in Action, our hope is that Americans will always have the opportunity to elect public officials who stand for respect and liberty, fairness and equality, and treat all people with the dignity that they deserve. We are disheartened by the advancement of a candidate who has instead chosen to be a voice of fear and intolerance. The people of Jacksonville deserve better.
Yes they do. The people of America deserve better. And certainly the Democratic Party deserves better.
Burton has long studied fundamentalists and Sarah Plain, and her insight into God’s Own Party (also the title of her upcoming book) gives insight into a growing group of religious nutters who give believers and Americans a bad name as they attempt to force their narrow doctrines on to the populace.
The goal of Christian Dominionism is to abolish Separation of Church and State and to establish the United States as a distinctively Christian Nation based upon Old Testament Mosaic Law. Dominionism is an umbrella term that harbors many divergent groups claiming a foundation in Christianity. You must be “born again”…accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour…and profess your personal relationship with Christ.” All Christians are not Dominionist, but all Dominionists claim Christianity.
The illogical concept with Dominionism is that in the New Testament Jesus said to listen to him, not follow the old book, but hey, Dominionists think they know better, so they mix and match whatever works for them in order to try and get their repressive way.
Hope you can tune in for what looks to be a lively series!
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:
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.
Steampunk–a style of dress and for some a way of life is based in the worlds of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Robert Anton Wilson and Alan Moore. Think an alternative Victorian England where steam power runs elaborately geared machines, women wear corsets and–as in The Wild, Wild West TV series and its unfortunate cinematic remake–there’s a nutty villain and outrageous gadgets.
Now The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen has transmuted into what could be called The Legs of an Extraordinary Woman in the new comic book Steampunk Palin. And it’s not satire. But it does include eight pin-ups, along with the most ridiculous confusing plot line (here below the spoiler alert) as I understand it from the review by Comics Alliance’s Chris Murphy who suffered through reading it–and worse yet through looking at the drawings. Chris, your eyes will stop bleeding soon, I promise. Bless you for your service to your country, nay, the world!
Somewhere in the near future, after a huge war makes the Earth’s oil dry up, politicians and policy makers gather to figure out a new power source is needed.
Naturally being a big energy expert, Sarah Palin suggests steam power to run the world’s generators, as a replacement for the now long gone oil. Because ya can’t have Tea Party with hot water, youbetcha!
And uh, you can’t have steam without heat and heat is made from generators run on what now? Steam? But how to get steam to make more steam? Do you build huge distilleries to recycle the steam? but how do you get the energy to manufacture the steel and copper needed to build giant steam generators that…oh never mind, but you see why I am baffled?
So anyway, the energy conference is bombed by the evil forces of Big Oil/Nuclear Energy (wait, I though the oil had all been destroyed in the war).
*Poof * When Steampunk Palin and Robama–yeah, clever that–Obama/Robama– and every one elses awakens, they have been rebuilt in to half human-half machines and Sarah’s breast seem to have truly become a fan boy (0r fan) girl fap fest.
But kudos to the artists that Sarah doesn’t shake down her up-do and take off her glasses to gain even more super powers.
The weirdest part is that the Evil Mastermind Mad Villain behind the oil/nukes profit machine and has his bad guys fight Sarah’s army of good guys (it’s all relative) is actually Al Gore. Okay that definitely makes this an alternative universe. For most people reading this, an alternative universe is one where Gore won the 2000 election; DOMA was repealed and ENDA passed; the genders of people marrying was no longer an issue; the war was over; health insurance was affordable and.. and, too.
Then the Russian start a war on the border with Alaska! Naturally in the end, aided by both Robama and a spare parts-rebuilt version of John McCain (the cyborg building team fixed up his bad arm an gave him a metal one to go with his medals! How thoughtful), Sarah’s bipartisan alliance wins against the army (somehow her robot body controls a her own robot army-insert “twiddle knobs/push her button jokes here), and she poses for those pin up drawings. Then makess herself a nice cup of red-blooded, all American tea. (Okay, I made that last senten up).
Oh and while we’re on the subject of alternative history genres and smash-ups, this summer will bring us COWBOYS VS ALIENS, directed by John Favreau, starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. Fer realz.
The Michael Steele trainwreck is a thing of the near past, and his misdeeds are now eclipsed by a double wallop: An expensive fundraiser for GOP freshmen Congress people, and what at least is being speculated on as being a warming towards the LGBT community.
The GOP fundraiser designed to feather the nests of GOP freshmen for the 2012 elections was conceived by incoming Rep. Jeff Denham of California, a two-time State Senator, and features House Speaker-elect John Boehner on the invite– though the dandy-but-manly Orange Crush will not be attending the $2,500 per person ticket affair to be held at the W Hotel reports Politico. However lobbyists will be attending, along with political action committee members and other GOP supporters who will be gobbling the canapes. And some may even shell out for the $500K package that includes tickets for eight and a VIP suite at the W (was that hotel chosen to make the location easy to remeber or as a tribute to the two former presidents/POTUSES/POTI?).
Denham of course will benefit from the fundraiser since it helps fill his reelection coffers as well as those of the 86 other wet-behind-the-ears Congresspeople. Denham has been working with the National Republican Congressional Committee to help raise dough for the newcomers and created a leadership PAC which funneled $100K to the NRCC. Only eleven newbies have joined the committee, and a number have declined the offer.
Wait, $2,500 aticket? That’s 2.5x higher than Nancy Pelosi’s 2008 freshman prom where tickets were $1000. Okay, yeah there’s the increased cost of living, but seriously I didn’t think things were that out of control! And aren’t the Republicans supposed to be all about austerity and stuff like government spending? Oh, but it’s okay to spend a lot to get into government. I see…and granted the GOP has proposed $35 million spending cuts in the Congressional budget, which will reduce staff size and office supplies, but still that
Well, what do you get for that ticket? A performance by that anti-GOP-envisioned family values singer LeAnn Rimes who recently performed a number of songs (including one in a sexy Santa outfit) with the Gay Mens Chorus of Los Angeles and earlier this year confessed to an extra-marital affair. Hey, maybe it’s the GOP’s way to lure more free thinkers and libertines into the Grand Old Party.
Several news sources (including my own local teevee channel KTLA which has great coverage of car chases) have speculated that Sarah Palin may becoming more free thinking in her views of the LGBT community. She retweeted the following message from openly lesbian NRA member and conservative commentator Tammy Bruce:
Bruce says she was not commenting on DADT, but rather tweeted this remark in response to the recently publicized videos shown aboard the USS Enterprise several years ago, made by now-recently-relieved-of-command Navy Capt. Owen Honors when he was aircraft carrier’s second-in-command. The videos included gay slurs, homoerotic shower scenes, and really dumb bad acting by creepy Capt Honors himself.
(Side note: if the diversity-dishonoring Honors was second-in-command, how did the first-in-command feel about the videos? Why did he allow Honors to continue to make them? Isn’t that giving tacit okay on that attitude, and what has happened to him?).
Conservatives4Palin are making the case that Bruce’s tweet is more a comment on society and psychology than of stance on DADT, DOMA, ENDA and other LGBTQ issues.
The people Bruce is mocking are those on the right and the left who spend every waking hour of their day thinking about homosexuality. In the same way that someone is not necessarily anti-gay if he or she opposes repeal of DADT and civil unions, someone isn’t necessarily endorsing homosexuality if he or she supports repeal of DADT and civil unions.
Speaking of psychology, here’s a clue for Conservatives4Palin: “Complaining about” is very different than “thinking about.”
But now Sarah Paln, who seemed all proud about her coining the term even comparing herself to Shakespeare who did some fine wordsmithing in his day, has gone and refudiated her nifty neologism, saying it was a Twitter typo, even though she’d spoken the the word on Sean Hannity’s show.