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Rocknation's Journal
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September 15, 2014

Palin has not commented publicly on the episode,

and there is little doubt that the former Alaska governor would rather talk about anything else. But RealClearPolitics spoke with a source close to the Palin family, who wanted to provide their version of the events in question.

Consider the source: RCP's polls are great, but editorially speaking, I would be remiss in not advising you that it's more likely than not that the Palins will come out as the heroes. Aside from that, is this source an actual eyewitness, a family spokesperson -- or a family MEMBER?

According to previously published eyewitness reports, the fracas began when Track Palin, the former governor’s adult son, confronted a former boyfriend of his 20-year-old sister, Willow...But...the instigator was actually the former boyfriend...the young man in question “tried to get in” to the Hummer limousine after he’d engaged in some unspecified “questionable behavior.”

With or without Willow?

On the previous night, (Sarah was) at a fundraiser benefiting...wounded veterans. That event apparently was fresh on Palin’s mind when...her husband and son were trading blows with their adversaries...Palin was yelling (in reference to her son), “Don’t you know who he is? He’s a vet!” This...differs slightly but significantly from...Palin shouting, “Don’t you know who I am?”

It also differs slightly but significantly from “Don’t you know who the Palins are? They're idiots!”

At some point, Bristol Palin became involved in the free-for-all, but the Palin source took issue with a report suggesting she had brandished a “mean right hook,” noting that the eldest Palin daughter is left-handed.

That doesn't make the witness a liar -- Bristol might actually be ambidextrous. While I consider myself to be "naturally" left-handed because that's the hand I eat, write, and drink with, I do everything else right-handed, including throwing both objects and punches!

September 14, 2014

Won't somebody please think of the children???

Bristol’s young son Tripp was apparently sleeping in the back of the Hummer limo at the time, blissfully unaware of intoxicated mommy’s raging fists of fury.

Alone? Or being babysat by the chauffeur -- that would be better than nothing. And was Sarah's son there, too?

Somewhere out there, a Hummer limo driver is sitting on a gold mine. Call TMZ, sir. Be a patriot. Call them now.

LOL, but not a chance. Call it the Donald Sterling Principle: Since McKenna’s Paving sponsored the party, it was a workplace function. The employee who went to the press did so without their permission and presented the company in a bad light, so the McKennas did have the right to fire him. The chauffeur would be in the same boat if he blabbed.

September 14, 2014

Lets REALLY be honest: Miley is a slut-GAMER

she's in the business of being slut shamed!

Miley is a very good country singer -- so why ISN'T she one? Because her record label wanted a big-bucks video pop-parazzi tart of their own, and she accepted the job. You call it artistic license? I call it slut-GAMING, as invented by Miley's grandmother Madonna thirty years ago. You dress like a clown, act like a slut, sing as an afterthought, subsist on the resulting controversy -- and if anyone dares to call you on it, you accuse them of being an anti-feminist pearl-clutching slut-shamer.

Your record label makes more money off you than their other "serious artist" acts, and the only down side is that you're forced to invest more and more in your visual style than your artistic substance. But by supporting your right to "control your sexualization," your fans and media parasites retain their right to ogle you -- until you do something so outlandish they HAVE to dump you, or they trade you in for a younger model.

September 13, 2014

For my parents' generation, it was discipline, not abuse -- and "everybody did it"

because it was considered "normal" and "proper" child-rearing -- spare the rod and spoil the child, the Good Book says.

My parents (Mom mostly, Dad was only called in for major infractions) would qualify as abusers by today's standards, I suppose. But it's a moot issue anyway, because it didn't work on me. I came to resent not being physically punished as the only reward of "being good" -- it's sparing positive reinforcement that "spoils" a child. And since my parents' brand of discipline also proved to me that might makes right, I came to derive more pleasure in getting revenge against authority figures than trying to appease them.

I know Peterson is barely 30, and I hope I'm not being unfair, but I do think he should have known better. Reacting to all child rearing situations with anger and physical force has long since been disproven. If he'd done just a little basic research, he would have known his son is at least a year away from truly grasping the concept of taking turns, and just cutting off access to the toy would have worked better.


September 11, 2014

2014 9/11 Day Memorial Film Festival

Introductory remarks byJon Stewart.

An opening short subject by fellow DUer Symbolman:

And the feature presentation:


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