My day job is driving on the ride sharing platform, Lyft. Several years ago, I retired from teaching school to devote myself to writing and painting and lived off savings until I couldn’t. Four years ago, I started driving Lyft so I wouldn’t have to take a straight job and could focus on my creative work....more
Posts Tagged: sarah palin
After reading a spoof article where Sarah Palin was quoted as being a tad more incendiary than usual, Azealia Banks suggested via tweet that the former vice presidential candidate be sexually assaulted in a whole bunch of ways. Palin reacted by threatening a suit, and now Banks is eating her tweets (again)....more
From Lincoln’s famous love of quoting Shakespeare to George Bush’s prodigious reading habits, American politics have always mingled with the literary pantheon. Now that Sarah Palin is back in the news for her endorsement of Donald Trump, Jeet Heer traces her literary roots to Walt Whitman:
This is democratic verse, that tries to encompass the world in a bear hug.
This month’s Believer Magazine has got a cornucopia of fall’s literary treats and some are available in full on their website. Here’s a review of Andrew Foster Altschul’s Deus Ex Machina, the Rumpus’ Book Club selection back in December....more
Poetry is the literary art form that can most readily adapt the grammatically-fraught, political commentaries of Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, apparently.
Michael Solomon compiled and edited a bunch of Sarah Palin-isms in I Hope Like Heck: The Selected Poems of Sarah Palin....more
The latest memoir of the 2008 Presidential campaign is a fake book about fake events by a fake political operative....more
The “debate” over health care reform in this country has gotten out of hand. If you’ve followed this story at all over the last week, you’ve been treated to reports of disruptions and protests at Congressional town halls, comparisons of health care reform to Stalin’s regime and Hitler’s Final Solution (link opens a video), and claims that the government is going to start euthanizing old people....more
Okay. Just so you know: the Top Ten Comedic News Stories of the Year are as different from the Top Ten Legitimate News Stories of the Year as a tarantula infested banana tree is from a small paper bag of locking quarter inch steel washers painted blue....more