The AP doesn't want to believe it

Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue,” which became a bestseller before it was even available, has really angered the Associated Press. The book, which is 432 pages, features Palin’s take on the errors and downfalls of the 2008 election campaign, and generally paints McCain’s camp in a negative light.

The AP procured a copy of the book, and has spent some serious recession dollars hiring fact checkers–11 of them!–to dig through her book in an attempt to discredit her.

Palin hit back with her Facebook page: “Imagine that. 11 AP reporters dedicating time and resources to tearing up the book, instead of using the time and resources to ‘fact check’ what’s going on with Sheik Mohammed’s trial, Pelosi’s health care takeover costs, Hasan’s associations, etc. Amazing.”

The organization did not perform any fact checking on books by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, then-Sen. Joe Biden, nor have they poured over The American Communist Manifestos Obama’s two published books.

And since it’s Humpday, take a break at work and listen to the anthem of the Palin Fact Checking Gang, who will probably be up all night trying to find prices on Franco Sarto shoes and Kazuo Kawasaki eyeglasses.

SCOTUS: Redskins' name okay

19 years of litigation has seemingly come to an end for a group of Native American activits who were turned down yesterday by the Supreme Court regarding their challenge to the Washington Redskins’ racially charged name.

SCOTUS declined without comment, meaning a lower court’s ruling will stand. The Native American activists said that the Washington football team’s nickname was so offensive that it did not deserve to be trademarked.

The Redskins have adamantly maintained that their team name is a tribute to the Native Americans, not intended to be offensive in any way.

decade legal challenge by Native American activists to the nickname of the Washington Redskins came to a close Monday when the Supreme Court declined to review the group’s last loss in federal courts.

The justices declined without comment to reconsider a lower court’s ruling that the activists waited too long to bring their assertion that the nickname is so racially offensive that it does not deserve trademark protection.

“Obviously, we’re quite pleased; it’s been a long road,” said Robert Raskopf, a lawyer for the team since the suit was first filed in 1992. “We’re not surprised the court didn’t see any issue worthy of review.”

Philip Mause, who represented the challengers, said the activists were “disappointed” by the court’s decision but not yet resigned to accept defeat. A new group of challengers has filed the same trademark cancellation suit in hopes that their slightly different circumstances can avoid the procedural bar that halted this case.

Raskopf said the team is not worried about the new complaint. “I think we’re very confident with our likelihood of success,” he said.

Through the years, the team has steadfastly defended the use of the Redskins nickname as honoring Native Americans, not disparaging them. When based in Boston, the team was known as the Boston Braves and was renamed in 1933 as the Redskins. The team said in its brief to the court that t

Obama continues to improve race relations by reinforcing Asian stereotypes

Thanks Obama! This makes Americans look so educated. Everyone knows Asian people always bow, only eat rice, and own laundromats. That reminds me, I need to get more Kabuki makeup before I go home for Thanksgiving. Don’t want to disappoint the relatives!

Pamela Eyring, the president of The Protocol School of Washington, said this of Obama’s symbolic gesture of America’s hegemonic decline: “It isn’t correct for a chief of state to bow to another chief of state. It’s not appropriate. He should not be bowing to other chiefs of state.”

Palin: 2012 run "not on my radar"

Sarah Palin with her two daughters and talkshow host Oprah Winfrey

In a highly anticipated interview with Obama fanatic Oprah Winfrey, which aired Monday, former veep candidate Sarah Palin continued driving her fans/bloodhungry political pundits crazy by eluding her 2012 decisions. She did say that “having a title” has not been necessary for her recently to have clout, but she never did deny outright that she would not be running for prez in 2012.

Why do we still care about presidential elections in 2012? Doesn’t everyone know the world is going to end by then!? Trust me, I saw it in the movies.

iNancy Pelosi caricature "offensive"

A conservative Hollywood-based filmmaker created what he believed to be a patriotic iPhone app that offered directory listings of every US senator and congress(wo)man serving our country. However, the app was DOA when Apple caught sight of this drawing of Nancy Pelosi, which is apparently offensive. Here is what Pelosi really looks like:

Seems favorable to me.

The directory would have contained caricatures of members of all parties, drawn by former Mad Magazine artist Tom Richmond. The politicians’ heads bobbled on the screen for added effect.

Lou Dobbs duck-and-rolling out of CNN

Perhaps because he doesn’t enjoy gunfire, Lou Dobbs is leaving CNN “to pursue other opportunities. CNN allowed him to peace out of his contract early, and were probably glad to get rid of the neoconservative anchor whose views would have clashed with the other CNN anchors, who are outrageously liberal open-minded!

Dobbs has been working for CNN since 1980, when the news channel was conceived. He was hosting a show about business, but says his worldviews changed arfter the 9/11 attacks and corporate scandals. He began to more openly put forward his opnions, and was in particular very vocal about illegal immigration. Pointing out Obama’s clear lack of birth certificate didn’t help things, either, with the CNN crowd, and Dobbs says he has been in discussions for months about getting out.

Obamacare passes in the House

Apparently Tuesday’s GOP sweep did little to faze House Democrats, who haev been riding high on the Obama gravy train since the prez took office. Despite an overwhelming majority, and not simply a plurality, of Americans not wanting Obamacare to pass, the “landmark” bill found favor in the House, winning narrowly in a 220-215 vote.

An ecstatic Nancy Pelosi smiled as much as her Botox would allow, and compared the passing of Obamacare to the healthcare bill to the 1935 program of social security and then Medicare thirty years later, two largely successful government programs that are not drenched in scandal, fraud, or abuse. Can’t wait to see how the healthcare turns out…

It’s interesting the Lady of the House mentioned Medicare, as the 1.2 trillion dollar bill comes at the cost of Medicare and a tax on the wealthy: the bill cuts Medicare’s spending over $400 billion in the next ten years, while simultaneously imposing a 5.4%–1/20 th of one’s salary–on enterprising individuals who make over $500,000 a year, and on families brining in over $1 million a year. We don’t want people being too successful here in America.