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Sarah Palin Re-Launches Bus Tour With Monochromatic ‘We Grow Good People In Small Towns’ Video

Yup, she’s giving it another go. Tommy Christopher at Mediate has the story:

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin relaunches her “One Nation” bus tour in Iowa today, and to kick off the festivities, Palin has posted a video on her SarahPAC website that presumably shows the “One Nation” she intends to maybe decide if she wants to lead. Echoing her “real Americans” rhetoric of the 2008 campaign, the video extolls the virtues of the “good people” who are grown “in small towns.”

Taking Palin at her word that the people in these stock clips are all “good,” they all have one other thing in common.

Anybody wanna take a guess?

I’m disappointed and thoroughly not surprised I guessed correctly:

If you have a hummingbird’s visual cortex, you can make out a stray black person here or there, but the golden-hued soft focus on the “good people” who do all the hard work is reserved for the white people in Palin’s video, which even manages to find an all-white stock clip of marching Marines.

Those inclined to dismiss Palin’s omission of black people from her relaunch video should pay attention to the not-so-subtle clues in the clip’s title, “Always Proud,” and her declaration that these “good people” are “always proud of America,” and consider them in context with this jab at Michelle Obama…

What does this say about Palin? Probably nothing new. At best, it means that whoever put this video together just didn’t notice the lack of diversity, and didn’t need to, because the folks Palin is appealing to aren’t all that concerned with diversity…

Yep, those hard-working “real Americans” are apparently all white. This is, of course, nothing new for Palin or her acolytes. I’m sad adding comments is disabled on the video, but the suggested videos on the sidebar are consistently hilarious. 

Oh, and cue the victimhood in 3-2-1…

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Flag bill clears Wyoming House committee

Rep. Gerald NotGay continues his asshattery and government interference:

House Bill 204, titled “Patriotism in the Classroom,” cleared the committee on a 5-3 vote. Its prime sponsor is Rep. Gerald Gay, R-Casper.

Gay could not attend the committee meeting.

According to his colleague, Rep. Bob Brechtel, R-Casper, Gay decided to introduce the bill after he visited a school classroom and noticed the absence of a flag.

The teacher then pointed to a tiny flag “on a toothpick” stuck on the top of the blackboard.

The bill as it stands requires only a standard-sized flag. It also requires students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in the first period of the day.

Oh, and any student who wishes to not say the pledge is singled out by being required to leave the room quietly while the real Americans chant. Seriously. They have to leave. I can see Gerald NotGay showing up with his shotgun and yelling: “Hey, you! Jehovah’s witness kid! GTFO, you unpatriot while we chant the chant of the godly land!”

This is what we have to waste our time on. Mandating the recitation of the pledge and display of the official regulation flag of the country, whilst casting the heathen offensive ones aside. Gerald NotGay, our Dear Leader, shall carry us henceforth upon his brawny demi-god shoulders into the future.

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