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Martin Bashir 3

“We end this week in the way it began – with America’s resident dunce, Sarah Palin, scraping the barrel of her long deceased mind, and using her all-time favorite analogy in an attempt to sound intelligent about the national debt…

Given her well-established reputation as a world class idiot, it’s hardly surprising that she should choose to mention slavery in a way that is abominable to anyone who knows anything about its barbaric history.  So here’s an example.
One of the most comprehensive first-person accounts of slavery comes from the personal diary of a man called Thomas Thistlewood, who kept copious notes for 39 years. Thistlewood was the son of a tenant farmer who arrived on the island of Jamaica in April 1750, and assumed the position of overseer at a major plantation. What is most shocking about Thistlewood’s diary is not simply the fact that he assumes the right to own and possess other human beings, but is the sheer cruelty and brutality of his regime.In 1756, he records that “A slave named Darby catched eating canes; had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, s-h-i-t in his mouth.” This became known as Darby’s dose, a punishment invented by Thistlewood that spoke only of the slave owners savagery and inhumanity.And he mentions a similar incident again in 1756, this time in relation to a man he refers to as Punch. “Flogged Punch well, and then washed and rubbed salt pickle, lime juice and bird pepper; made Negro Joe piss in his eyes and mouth.” I could go on, but you get the point.

When Mrs. Palin invoked slavery, she doesn’t just prove her rank ignorance. She confirms that if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, then she would be the outstanding candidate.”

Bill Maher 3

“Then he held up the Etch-A-Sketch and Sarah Palin said, ‘Hey, give me back my iPad.’ She’s stupid.

She’s stupid. I know I’m not allowed to say it, but I think she’s stupid.”

George Lopez

“If Sarah Palin becomes president at any point … I will move to Canada.”

Bill Maher 3

“Oh, the Palin’s. I tell ya, the shit [Bristol] doesn’t fall far from the bat.”

Chris Matthews

“I think Sarah Palin proved herself to be—I think she‘s proven herself to be profoundly stupid.”

Keith Olbermann 3

“And if Sarah Palin whose Web site put and today scrubbed bull’s-eyes targets on 20 Representatives, including Gabby Giffords, does not repudiate her own part – however tangential – in amplifying violence and violent imagery in American politics, she must be dismissed from politics. She must be repudiated by the members of her own party. And if they fail to do so, each one of them must be judged to have silently defended this tactic that today proved so awfully foretelling. And they must in turn be dismissed by the responsible members of their own party.”

Randi Rhodes

“[Sarah Palin]’s friends with all the teenage boys. You have to say no when your teenage boys say, ‘Can we sleep over at the Palin’s?’ No. No.”