Friday, June 3, 2011

Paul Revere: friend of the British

I know I need to stop writing about Palin. I know this is a blog about marketing. I know I need to go on a 12-step quit-Palin program.

But like Ennis Del Mar said to Jack Twist, "I can't quit you, Sarah Barracuda." Especially when she gives and gives and gives, like in this bit of revisionist history.

After this: I stop. I swear.


Wilbur said...

At least Sarah Palin can say this - "I haven't destroyed the America economy" like our current Fearless Leader has.

Or golfed 70 times while taking the economy down.

Or pissed on every ally that is important to us.

Or apologized for America being great.

Like our current President - triumph of marketing over truth, which is of course the point of much marketing.

Anonymous said...

Your fascination with Palin is understandable. You know how bad you screwed up foisting the current Leader on us. Most people as they age become more wise, like their fathers (see Winston Churchill). I don't think this dawning has yet occurred with you. Pride or some deep personal issues. I suggest you read the David Mamet book. Brilliant liberal playwright. Glengarry Glen Ross. Came from Chicago. Member of the elite. Then he realized something. He was ignorant of political truth because he had not bothered to investigate, instead preferring to simply assume the fashionable views. He discovered the fashionable were amazingly wrong about everything, but extremely certain in their views nonetheless. I think if you have the courage to read it, you might find less fascination in the minor slips of Sarah Palin, and more interest in the determined efforts of her opponents to destroy the country we both live in. Which should matter, to a Dad.

Anonymous said...

57 states?

The Truth Hurts, Gary said...

BTW, Gary, I hate to burst your vital self-concept, but you know less history than Sarah Palin.

From Paul Revere's letter to Dr. Jeremy Belknap:
I observed a Wood at a Small distance, & made for that. When I got there, out Started Six officers, on Horse back,and orderd me to dismount;-one of them, who appeared to have the command, examined me, where I came from,& what my Name Was? I told him. it was Revere, he asked if it was Paul? I told him yes He asked me if I was an express? I answered in the afirmative. He demanded what time I left Boston? I told him; and aded, that their troops had catched aground in passing the River, and that There would be five hundred Americans there in a short time, for I had alarmed the Country all the way up. He imediately rode towards those who stoppd us, when all five of them came down upon a full gallop; one of them, whom I afterwards found to be Major Mitchel, of the 5th Regiment, Clapped his pistol to my head, called me by name, & told me he was going to ask me some questions, & if I did not give him true answers, he would blow my brains out. He then asked me similar questions to those above. He then orderd me to mount my Horse, after searching me for arms.

Letter to Dr. Jeremy Belknap from Paul Revere

Upon being stopped, did Revere, in essence, warn the British soldiers of the colonists’ plans? Yes.

Anonymous said...

(Encouragement to help you end your fixation on the voluptuous Sarah)

Editorial - Erections Have Consequences

NY Post, urging Anthony Weiner to do the right thing.

G.D. said...


Yes. That was icky.

Mr. Miyagi said...

From the New York Times and a Cornell law professor. See if you can grasp the meaning. I am not sure you are up tomit. My sense is mantras are more at your cognitive level. Still, I should give you a chance to redeem yourself.

Cooper Sterling said...

Gary - how about 99 words on how The One is doing, after the Marketing got him the job? Has he united, has he calmed the seas, lowered the temperature, fixed the planet? How about ethics in government? Is there peace now in the Middle East? How did the Chicago Olympics turn out? Is great Marketing a product, or is it meant to serve a real product with inherent value?. Where is the value in this vaunted idea that you helped market to the simple people? I hope to see you address this before Barack takes off for his vacation in Bali.

Bo Snerdley said...

GD - knowing you like to make witty and highly intelligent (above the masses) forays into politics, I thought you might like to comment on this hometown story, where a local representative of the proletariat must struggle to get by on what your favorite local political machine doles out. How will this productive citizen survive? Who know? You might want to make a donation. Help feed the poor. This guy represents ALL you stand for.,0,913026.story

Anonymous said...

Another priceless gem from the One from Chicago. His ignorance is so vast that you could supply GD with comic material for a decade, if GD could only get past the fact that he made a mistake. Even bigger than the blown iPad call.

Ignatius O said...

Obama will prevail. We need to work with him better.

Dewey, Cheatham and Howe said...

Gary - you can sue for theft of Intellectual Property.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone home?

Gar - your boy has goons in streets trying to whip the nation into a frenzy to "kill the bankers" and "kill the rich". Of course the union henchmen and Tony Soprano types are on the clock, doing their only skill - drooling and intimidating. These are pretty clearly all registered Democrats who voted, like you, for Obama. So, what witty lines will you have when the indolent, spoiled, college educated, living at home, following the "community organizer", actually start burning down the cities, as your President is suggesting they do. Oh yeah - you will blame Sarah Palin? The country lurches toward destruction under the leadership of the Che Guevara you helped put there, and I guess you like it. Not even 100 words on "how is the hope and change coming".? I guess Creative geniuses just make messes. About that, "Yes They Can".