Watch the whole thing, especially starting around 2:30.



  1. #1 JanieBelle
    November 22, 2008


  2. #2 peter
    November 22, 2008

    oh, what a wonderful word!

  3. #3 Angel
    November 22, 2008

    Stunned speechless ………

  4. #4 Lurkbot
    November 22, 2008

    Daniel Dennett, I think, among others likes to deny the possibility of the Zombies so beloved of philosophers, but Sarah Palin is all the proof I need that Zombies exist. She can imitate human behavior, to a certain extent anyway, but there is absolutely nobody at home there: no consciousness, no self-awareness. A living, breathing Zombie!

  5. #5 Angel
    November 22, 2008

    …. a new low, OMG it was actually possible for her to sink lower. And “falling” oil prices is the crisis?

  6. #6 Pierce R. Butler
    November 22, 2008

    Angel: … “falling” oil prices is the crisis?

    It is (they are?) in a state which pumps so much oil that royalties from same provide an annual check to each Alaskan of over $3000 and pays for all of the state government’s expenses, as well as buying all the politicians.

  7. #7 Phil
    November 22, 2008

    Someone should have cut the conference off at the head. I would have said that she laid an egg, but clearly it’s a case of the head not knowing what the rest of the body is doing. Perhaps someone should have called fowl after the press asked which programs were on the chopping block.

  8. #8 zayzayem
    November 22, 2008

    I understand its a bit tasteless … but how is this “breaking news”?

    Media really can’t call silly tabloidism of their own creation breaking news.

  9. #9 JanieBelle
    November 22, 2008

    More fun video, Greg.


  10. #10 Alan Kellogg
    November 22, 2008

    She was? She kills, skins, and butchers moose and bear for the meat. Turkeys getting decapitated by a machine aint nothin’. You want to eat turkey a turkey has to die. Somebody came up with an efficient way to kill turkeys, a way Palin has no problem with because it works and it works quick. Now people are getting upset because they’re being reminded that their nourishment requires the death of another animal. Well, if you don’t want a turkey to die just so you can eat, stop eating turkey.

    Reality is all about blood, guts, and embarrassing sexual positions. Not only that, but Jerry (of the Tom and Jerry cartoons) ate shit. That’s what mice do. You think watching a large, vicious, stupid bird getting stuffed down a funnel to get its head whacked off is bad, try being there when a pride of lions are pigging out on a lowing cape buffalo.

  11. #11 Phil
    November 23, 2008

    Mr. Kellogg, people laugh because she’s spouting policy and just pardoned a turkey while they’re being killed in the background. It’s called irony. Not a single person here has commented on the fact that you have to kill a turkey to eat it.

  12. #12 Barn Owl
    November 23, 2008

    Alternatively, the irony arises from the similarities between many Palin supporters, and the turkeys used for commercial meat production in the US: white, dim-witted, raised in poorly-constructed metal buildings, require artificial assistance to mate ….

  13. #13 Greg Laden
    November 23, 2008

    Alan: I completely agree with you. But yes as Phil says, there is irony here, actually, in a number of ways.

    Barn Owl:!Brilliant!