Saturday, February 19, 2011
A lot has been happening in the Babygate arena in recent days, and here are my opinions on whether or not any of these latest revelations have claws, or is each one just another cuddly puddytat? The short version is that I do not know any more than anyone else. Of course I have researched the issues, read a zillion opinions, and crunched the whole mess through my logic and motive analyzer. As anyone who has already read Paradigm Shift knows, I am obsessed with seeing America returned to the right track of income not so unequal equality, sanity in our political system, and the banishment of the destructive Southern Strategy to the dustbin of history. Sarah Palin is just America's most recent nightmare. If we rid ourselves only of the symptom, we are not curing the disease. Dr. Freud, would you take the floor?
There are basically two developments to discuss and they each may or may not have serious significance. Each of these issues can be divided into two sub-issues, one of consequence and one probably not so consequential. The Shailey Tripp story is about Todd as a hound dog and the un-pregnant Sarah. The former I cannot get too excited about, but the latter is significant, if it can break through the media blockade. The Frank Bailey book also showcases a pair of issues. The dinky one is that yes, Governor Palin was a narcissistic nutcase while in office. The second is that she and her cronies may or may not have committed a few prosecutable offenses.
If Todd really does howl at the illicit moon, who really gives a tiger's litter box, aside from his accuser and the family, of course? Some people keep insisting that Todd is gay, and that that is the big secret. I tend to doubt that, but there is little doubt that he is married to a nutcracker, so who knows? My gaydar has been wrong before. I generally feel that he just found an easy mark in Shailey due to her financial desperation at the time. He may have been using her for entertainment on the side of a sham marriage, but even so, she still has a few credibility problems of her own. I find it surprising that she has actually lived in Alabama, yet claims she does not understand exactly why Sarah would have created the Babygate scam. If Shailey had spent her entire, sheltered life in San Francisco, I could easily buy it, but Alabama? I think Ms. Tripp was first of all in need of money, and second of all, maybe a bit naive, and Mr. Handsome Moneybags Todd took advantage of the opportunity. Did she truly not realize the significance of massaging The Governor until nearly three years later? That's good stuff, lady. Can I have a toot?
Frank Bailey's previously announced Renegade is discussed in the Bibliography of Paradigm Shift. Until recently all we knew was that a particular pair of ghostwriters in California had originally agreed to develop the book, but then they suddenly backed out of the deal. If I remember correctly, it was a mother and daughter team. The new version of his book that was supposedly, suddenly made available may or may not be a considerably different book. I have many questions about these new developments, and I mean serious questions! Allow me to name just a few. Who sends a whole unpublished manuscript out on the innertubes? Why is the publishing agent's website on Wordpress? (Yes, I know this one may be of little consequence, but it certainly made me think twice.) Why has the author chosen to head up the ghostwriting project published only two fiction novels with a boutique press in Baltimore a number of years ago, if the goal is supposed to be to present all the exclusive documented evidence? If the other Alaskan is an established author, why do they need to involve this guy? Again, this may be of little consequence, but I do not place much faith in a Wall Street trader who has appeared with Kudlow and Cramer to particularly care much what happens to America's middle class or its leftward segment. Maybe he proudly wears Mittens? I have other questions concerning the author to publisher proceedings, but I shall spare you the details. My last big issue is with Joe McGinniss' involvement. Please pardon me for spelling your name McGinness repeatedly in Paradigm Shift: I must have looked at your name a hundred times before I noticed my error after the book had been published. I have a big problem accepting the McGinniss involvement simply as it has been reported. Of course I have had interactions with authors for years, even reading each other's prereleased books occasionally, and either there was a serious misunderstanding or something other than what we have been led to believe happened.
The leading concept upon which I disagree with many fellow Babygate fans is a part of what I call the Paradigm Shift or The Palin Matrix. The short version is that the Republicans care only about winning above all else, and this is the paradigm shift. American politics did not used to be this way. American media did not used to be this way, either. The former would promote The Tasmanian Devil for President if they were sure enough that he or she was the most likely candidate to win. The latter will do absolutely anything to sell the most tickets to the show that never ends, at least not anymore, The Presidential Election. Sarah Palin is not the danger to America; the selfish, ignorant, bigoted filth that has infiltrated the minds of so many right-wing Americans is the true danger to our democracy. I have thought for a couple of years now that if Patrick was the only one who had collected evidence of the existence of Babygate, that would be enough evidential proof for most anyone. If Gryphen had been the only one, that would have been enough. If the material detailed in The Palin Matrix was all there was, that should have been enough. Enough is enough, already! The MSM does not need more evidence. What they need is a fear that their cash cow is headed to the barn and Mittens or some other Wall Street-loving candidate is poised to take the crown away from the Quitter Queen. You can throw all the e-mail messages, books, and blog articles you want at CNN and Fox, but until they are ready to throw the baby out with the Wasilla bathwater, nothing, make that nuttin', is going to happen! Until a true-red Republican threat other than Quittypanties Palin walks out onto the stage, both CNN and Fox are going to continue their Alfred E. Neuman impersonations, and no other outlet matters because these are the only two with a big stinking market share of low-information, voting morons! Once again, our side has the diversity, intelligence, and political awareness. It's just too damn bad that we do not vote in the high percentages that we could (and should).
Those of you who think Bailey's Blind Allegiance is going to beat the date of the first Republican debate on May 2 are probably in for disappointment. It practically always requires months of prep time to release a book with a single, all-inclusive launch date. You can release a book without waiting on the whole, slow publishing distribution process to be set up, as I did with Paradigm Shift, but the marketing chronology of such a plan leaves a lot to be desired. That's why I have to continually plug my book on blogs; otherwise, few would know it exists. I expect to see Bristol's book out before Frank's, and right now a search for hers at Amazon still brings up Paradigm Shift at the top of the page, and I hope the Palinbots are loving it! My book is still yet to become available in print form in outlets other than Amazon, but I was hell-bent on getting that 1/1/11 release date, just before the Repubs took control of The House. Of course I hope Mr. Bailey's book hits nationwide as soon as possible and forces the cash cow to stampede back to her Wasilla barn, but I think we shall know whether or not she has the guts to show up at the first debate before the official version of Frank's e-mail squawkathon hits the bookshelves. Personally, I expect her to show up at either or both of the first two debates. The second is currently scheduled only three days later, which I know is weird. What does this mean? I don't know. You might try asking a Republican operative. I do not expect Frank Bailey's book to expose diddly squat about Babygate. Will his book become the absolute authoritative reference for Troopergate if it is finally released? Hell, yes. Will it send anyone we know packing her orange jumpsuit and chastity belt? Only if hell freezes over or if she is convicted of murder or kidnapping. These are about the only crimes for which American judges commonly tend to send pretty white girls to actual prison.
I asked Shailey Tripp if she wanted to do an in-depth interview with me. This was more than a week ago and she has not responded. The offer is always open to her and anyone else who wishes to tell her story; however, an in-depth one-on-one interview is the only kind I do. You can read the one I did with Bree Palin in Paradigm Shift, or some of the ones I have done on my book review blog, PODBRAM. Interviews are the single most time-consuming type of blog post I do, so I take them very seriously in both content and professionalism.
Many of the icebergs I have discussed here could develop into nothing more than small puddles on the floor of a disappointed Palin critic. I have always tried to keep an open mind about all the issues, even the ones that interest me somewhat less. The one concept that I stand behind, no matter what happens, is that the Palin monster will be stopped only by CNN and/or Fox News. If the clowns who present themselves as news people on those two cable channels do not find something seriously negative about Sarah Palin to babble continuously on about until we are sick of hearing it, she will not be stopped. I do not care if the issue is sexual, financial, or political. It is way past time for The Tasmanian Devil to be on the menu instead of wabbit.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Not only was I a fan of Swiss artist H. R. Giger even before this album was released in that greatest of all rock years, 1973, but this has always been my favorite ELP album and I love that title! "Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. Come inside; come inside!"
I know that many of you may have been caught off guard when I abandoned Palin Babygate late yesterday, but I assure you that it was just a long time coming. If not for obvious concern over what I knew a year ago would become the incendiary subject of my sixth book, I never would have launched Palin Babygate as a separate blog in the first place. I would have written all the same posts, but they would have been here on my regular blog. I use that descriptive because most authors have a blog or website with which to communicate with their readers and announce and promote new releases. Nonfiction in a Fictional Style (NIAFS) has always been my regular blog. I also have Tiddlerosis and PODBRAM, which have always been separate entities simply because they include a lot of material that has little to do with my books. Anyone who looks closely can see the obvious pattern. It is practically impossible to remain consistently active on several blogs simultaneously. One always seems to dominate at any given time, and that time for Palin Babygate is past. By now I am sure you all have learned that Gryphen has just unleashed what finally might be an iceberg headed for Wasilla and more MSM contact. I can only hope that The Big One has finally arrived to do some serious damage to the S. S. Palin Teflon Hull.
Sometime between now and May 1, I expect to dump the e-tabitha.com URL from this blog and everything else associated with my authorship. As with yesterday's change, this one has been a long time coming, too. Tabitha was the name of a lovable Balinese cat we had for sixteen years. The name was chosen nearly a decade ago when my wife and I were beginning to get really serious about playing with computers. We did not know at that time where the future would take us, and as it turned out, where we landed has been a huge surprise to both of us! For one thing, we never dreamed we would someday have sixteen cats, although we are down to only nine now! The NIAFS name popped into my mind one day as an accurate description of my writing and I have been slowly trying to develop that brand ever since. Please note that this blog answers to the name of NIAFS or e-tabitha.com for now, but this will soon change. I bought the Tabitha name for ten years and the contract runs out in May. The way things worked out has just been confusing for everyone. If you just train your browser to use niafs.blogspot.com now, you will never know the difference when the e-tabitha name is phased out. Anyone currently communicating with me through the tabitha e-mail name should change over to the ice9 name, since I plan to dump the Tabitha e-mail, too, as soon as I get a few loose ends cleared up.
I hope to get all the links and other navigational issues sorted out so the confusion will soon wane. I am not abandoning my readers, and I certainly hope to attract a few new ones as this blog continues, but if you expect much more about the Babygate issue from me, you may be disappointed. The details from my point of view have already been published in The Palin Matrix, currently the first book you will see if you search for Bristol Palin at Amazon! Whatever posts I write next all depends on how many gates, icebergs, and whoopie cushions the other bloggers manage to scare up in the future. As I have always maintained, I am not a journalist. I am not here to be the first to report the latest Babygate facts or evidence. I am here to steer the ship in the direction that I have known for far too long that America must go. My goal is to lead intelligent readers to the larger truth. That happens to be in the opposite direction of the brain salad surgery propagated by Sarah Palin and the mainstream media. My ultimate goal is not to sell books, but to lead a new American movement, one of true Christianity, compassion for our less fortunate citizens, and the reversal of the destructive Southern Strategy and the relentless income inequality that has infected our nation like a MRSA bug!
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The world is not coming to an end, but my Palin Babygate blog is about to be deleted. This is not being caused by any sort of Palinbot attack or any other nefarious reason. I have wanted to give it up for some time now. The only reason I have kept it going these past weeks is that few of you have seemingly wanted to read my posts unless I put them on PB and you could arrive from The Immoral Minority. As some of you may know, I considered dumping PB months ago and just posting here at NIAFS. There were two simple reasons for this: (a) It takes so much of my time to try to keep two blogs going instead of only one and (b) any use of the words Palin and/or Babygate are consistently blocked from comments at The Huffington Post. The main reason I created PB in the first place, and the only reason I kept it going, has been a concern in mixing the Babygate material in with the rest of my books and writings on other, far less incendiary, subjects at NIAFS. This has not developed into a problem and I do not wish to keep going in circles, repeating the same old theories over and over again, continually beating the subject to death. If something comes up about Babygate that I wish to write about, I shall do so here at NIAFS.
Anyone can read whatever I have to say about the subject in great detail in The Palin Matrix. I am tickled silly that whenever a curious reader puts Bristol Palin into the search engine at Amazon, the first thing that appears is Going Rogue and the second is Paradigm Shift! Bristol's book has simply disappeared temporarily until the publisher has a title or cover ready. Don't worry; it will be back soon! Nobody believed me when I said the house in Maricopa was quite publicly purchased in Bristol's name for political reasons. Few believed me when I went after Arianna as a traitor to progressives, either. I am still The Shaman and I tend to find my own path. I encourage anyone who wishes to continue learning how we got where we are today and where we are going to read Paradigm Shift. The rest can follow the celebrity Pied Pipers over the cliffs of oblivion. Can you handle the truth?
Thursday, February 3, 2011
If Harley-Davidson can patent the exact sound that emits from these staggered dual exhaust pipes, then Sarah and Bristol Palin can patent the usage of their names. This is only one of several bits of news on the Palin front of the past few days, and those other subjects will be covered in a moment. Does this mean that Van Flein has a plan to make it easier to sue bloggers and other media sources for imposing upon the copyright of these despicable names? Does this mean that not only are these two undeserving clowns raking in the cash for public speaking, but now they can collect fees from others using their names? Are they about to become the Sarah and Bristol Corporations? I would not be surprised if all of the above is true, but certainly some of it is, at the very least.
I am not so sure I fully understand all the ramifications of the latest National Enquirer expose, but I certainly hope it pertains to Babygate, as I still maintain that that story is The Babbling Buffoon's leading political Achilles heel. I do hold at least a little hope that Ms. Tripp got an eyeful of nekkid Sarah Palin in a distinct state of non-pregnancy in January 2008! As for Todd's alleged philandering snowmobile joystick, I really cannot see where that will do much damage beyond the usual boo-hooing press conference, although we know someone who is all too chicken to include the press conference part.
Another group of news stories involve who will or will not be spreading word salad over a dinner theater crowd in the near future. Of course the future patented sceecher and the future patented mumbler will both say absolutely anything to anybody if enough cash lands in their personal bank accounts, as long as an actual journalistic press is not present to repeat the lies. I see no reason this farce is going to end anytime in the immediate future. There are far too many corporate speaking scams to closed audiences available to exploit throughout red America.
There are many of you out in Babygateland who are tenaciously hanging onto several fallacies. Believe me when I say that I fully understand why you do it, but I am continually surprised that you keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Yes, of course I shall be the first to say so if I am proven wrong on these issues. I look forward to the day when I can hold my head low in the shame of a deep apology, but as with the other issues mentioned here, I am not holding my breath. I have discussed these issues on my blogs, in my book, and with many of you personally. You have no idea how much I want to be wrong about this.
I stopped blogging and finished Paradigm Shift because I did not feel like delaying the obvious any longer. I have been writing this material from my soapbox for two decades. Like the 2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster Hugger above, it is the real thing, baby. That machine is not a Japanese copycat or a derivative model. H-D even owns the name on those curved handlebars. They are called Buckhorn. I am a progressive liberal to the max. I have always voted Democratic. When two small herds of politicians stood on the early debate stages in the 2008 election, I supported even the weakest Democrat over the best Republican. I have hated SP's guts since she completed the first couple of sentences from her buzzard's perch at the RNC. There is nothing anonymous or deliberately deceptive about the books or blogs I write. What you hear from me is the real thing. Boogedy-boogity.
Geoffrey Dunn is, one way or another, an associate of Arianna Huffington. He has published exactly one book, a very academic tome about a man who lived centuries ago. If you try to comment at Huffington Post with the name Palin or the word Babygate, your comment will be delayed until it lands pages back where few will read it or else it will be deleted immediately. GD is a regular writer for HP. Need I say more? Well, there is much more. Read the blurbs and any other information you can locate on Dunn's book. Do any of them mention Babygate, babies, or any other scandals? Isn't one of the official review blurbs by one of the most famous Alaskan bloggers who has totally refused to discuss Babygate? This book has been delayed at least three, and I believe four, times, each one for several additional months. Have you noticed that the title, cover, and page count have not changed? What part don't you understand? I look forward to reading Mr. Dunn's book as much as you do, but at best, he can only light the fuse. Only CNN can stop her, and they will not do that unless or until they are certain the gravy train has already crashed into a wall of truth.
McGinniss' book will be released in September. At least that is the latest official statement. The title has been changed since I noted it in the Bibliography of Paradigm Shift. Of course I know that everybody loves the idea that he lived next door to the compound for two months. Why is it taking fourteen months to release the book? Well, that may actually be legitimate. I know how long it takes to completely prepare a book for publication. You should have plenty of time to read The Palin Matrix before Joe's book is available, although it is certainly twice the word count of McGinniss' upcoming tell-maybe-some-of-it. As is the case with Dunn's book, I want to read this one, too, but keep in mind that All the President's Men was published long after we all knew that Watergate was a new word in the American lexicon.
The last time I looked at least, there were no icebergs on the loose in Texas. A few are ever so slowly melting, but The Palintanic seems safe for the moment. As some of you may have forgotten, the winner of the Republican Primary does not usually select his VP until after he has been declared the winner. The scuttlebutt is that Mittens despises Huckleberry the Hick and I suspect he considers the Alaskan pinup girl even hickier than the Huckster. Can he stomach Bachmann The Opportunist or Liz I'm a legacy Cheney? Now that's a better question. I suspect that the Newt Monster has the stomach for Palin as a running mate, but they have to finish decapitating each other in the primary first. By that point, I suspect that the Queen will take her Palinbot boy toys and go elsewhere, I hope into the welcoming hands of a Tea Party led by Bachmann. In that case, the Queen would never allow her name underneath the pseudo-Christian mouth of Minnesota, so the result would be either an unusually gracious Bachmann or the best catfight this side of High School Hellcats of 1958!
I try not to burn any motor oil or blow any smoke up your optimistic attitude here at PB. I realize that sometimes being the voice of reality can be harsh, especially when it turns out that I am right. Like all the material in my books, everything you read here is nothing more than my personal opinion. The unique feature of my writing is what computer nerds used to call WYSIWYG: What You See Is What You Get. There are no hidden agendas or delusions of grandeur, although I am tickled silly to be featured next to Keith Olbermann! (Scroll down the page.) I know going into the project that not many people will read The Palin Matrix or any of my other books. When I feel compelled to tell the world a true story, I don't mess around with designer exhaust systems or try to make compromises with corporate media or publishers. Wake up to the sound of my rolling thunder. Boogedy-boogity.