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Offline Reginald Hudlin

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In Her Defense, I'm Sure the Moose Had It Coming
« on: December 08, 2010, 10:39:56 am »
from THE HUFFINGTON POST:

Posted: December 8, 2010 02:26 AM
In Her Defense, I'm Sure the Moose Had It Coming
By Aaron Sorkin

"Unless you've never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather chair or eaten meat, save your condemnation."

You're right, Sarah, we'll all just go f*ck ourselves now.

The snotty quote was posted by Sarah Palin on (like all the great frontier women who've come before her) her Facebook page to respond to the criticism she knew and hoped would be coming after she hunted, killed and carved up a Caribou during a segment of her truly awful reality show, Sarah Palin's Alaska, broadcast on The-Now-Hilariously-Titled Learning Channel.

I eat meat, chicken and fish, have shoes and furniture made of leather, and PETA is not ever going to put me on the cover of their brochure and for these reasons Palin thinks it's hypocritical of me to find what she did heart-stoppingly disgusting. I don't think it is, and here's why.

Like 95% of the people I know, I don't have a visceral (look it up) problem eating meat or wearing a belt. But like absolutely everybody I know, I don't relish the idea of torturing animals. I don't enjoy the fact that they're dead and I certainly don't want to volunteer to be the one to kill them and if I were picked to be the one to kill them in some kind of Lottery-from-Hell, I wouldn't do a little dance of joy while I was slicing the animal apart.

I'm able to make a distinction between you and me without feeling the least bit hypocritical. I don't watch snuff films and you make them. You weren't killing that animal for food or shelter or even fashion, you were killing it for fun. You enjoy killing animals. I can make the distinction between the two of us but I've tried and tried and for the life of me, I can't make a distinction between what you get paid to do and what Michael Vick went to prison for doing. I'm able to make the distinction with no pangs of hypocrisy even though I get happy every time one of you faux-macho sh*theads accidentally shoots another one of you in the face.

So I don't think I will save my condemnation, you phony pioneer girl. (I'm in film and television, Cruella, and there was an insert close-up of your manicure while you were roughing it in God's country. I know exactly how many feet off camera your hair and make-up trailer was.)

And you didn't just do it for fun and you didn't just do it for money. That was the first moose ever murdered for political gain. You knew there'd be a protest from PETA and you knew that would be an opportunity to hate on some people, you witless bully. What a uniter you'd be -- bringing the right together with the far right.

(Let me be the first to say that I abused cocaine and was arrested for it in April 2001. I want to be the first to say it so that when Palin's Army of Arrogant Assholes, bereft of any reasonable rebuttal, write it all over the internet tomorrow they will at best be the second.)

I eat meat, there are leather chairs in my office, Sarah Palin is deranged and The Learning Channel should be ashamed of itself.


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Re: In Her Defense, I'm Sure the Moose Had It Coming
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010, 10:58:32 am »
I can't help but think Sarah Palin wins.  Not an election but PR.  They say any publicity is good publicity and people can't seem to get enough of her, whether its praise or calling her a loon.  She's not going to win the nomination but she is staying in the news by people getting pissed off at every thing she does.  I for the most part just ignore her, and wish the media would too.

However, I do find this sentence to be idiotic, though maybe I am just reading it wrong. 

"I'm able to make the distinction with no pangs of hypocrisy even though I get happy every time one of you faux-macho sh*theads accidentally shoots another one of you in the face."

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Re: In Her Defense, I'm Sure the Moose Had It Coming
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2010, 12:57:26 pm »
However, I do find this sentence to be idiotic, though maybe I am just reading it wrong. 

"I'm able to make the distinction with no pangs of hypocrisy even though I get happy every time one of you faux-macho sh*theads accidentally shoots another one of you in the face."

I read it as:
"That "Save your condemnation" statement is some straight up bullsh*t. And yes I can say that even though I have this guilty pleasure whenever I think of Dick Cheney's sorry ass shooting that motherf*cker in the face while 'hunting'."

Or something like that...
"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."
"Be hard on systems, but soft on people."