We are all a product of our upbringing, and Bristol grew up a fundamentalist Christian in a patriarchal society, the daughter of a highly visible Republican. She grew up surrounded by ideas of what a good woman is and what a good woman isn't. She is what she was raised to be.
Her parents have created a situation where she has to apologize for procreating, like humans do, all the time. Seriously, like daily.
Calling something sexual assault that clearly isn't helps no one; worse, it diminishes the trauma of real sexual assault and its consequences.
Sarah Palin, whom shame and decency dictate should be hiding out somewhere in the back of a dark deep cave with a bag over her head this week, is instead standing on the tippy top of Mt. Hypocrisy with a giant bullhorn yelling, "Look at me!"
The Sept. 6 melee was initially reported by police as a fight involving around 20 people at a South Anchorage home. Homeowner Korey Klingenmeyer was hosting a birthday party for his son and twin brothers Marc and Matthew McKenna. Palin's husband, Todd, a friend of the McKennas, was also celebrating his 50th birthday.
With the upcoming double elimination looming over "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars," the contestants were anxious to prove that they deserve a spot in Week Four.
It's only Week 2 of the All-Stars season of "Dancing with the Stars", and already, the dancers are feeling the pressure. The judges' standards are higher and the majority of the stars are actually competent on the stage.
I'm here reporting live off of the coast of Kentucky at the 2052 Republican National Convention, where presumptive nominee Bristol Palin is preparing to take the floor.
When people feel the need to state explicitly how "tolerant" they are, it's usually a sign that something is amiss. Such is the case with Bristol Palin's recent blog post.
What people like Palin are saying is that I should be tolerant of their intolerance.
I guess I'd feel sort of silly if I got a tattoo about how great I was, and it turned out it also described how Jerry Sandusky felt about how great he was. But then, I've never been in the arena.
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp has to be the worst reality show in TV history. Even by the scum floating on the cesspool standards of reality TV, this one hits bottom.
It's not fair to put Jerry Sandusky and Bristol Palin in the same sentence. But they have linked themselves with their favorite quote, which is weird.
You described gay marriage as "a policy position that could affect the entire nation." Yet you've shown little interest in treating it as an important concern that ought to be addressed seriously. Doesn't this deserve critical analysis and debate beyond how rude people have been to you?
This week, Facebook went public with the third largest IPO in history. On the downside of the ledger, Moody's downgraded more than three-dozen Spanish and Italian banks, and JPMorgan's trading losses zoomed past the original $2 billion estimate. On the political front, a pro-Romney super-PAC's plan to disentomb the Reverend Wright scandal made headlines. Some might question the wisdom of those backing a candidate who is an elder in a church known for magic underwear, baptizing dead people and a belief that Jesus visited America making religion a campaign issue -- but in a world where single-mom Bristol Palin shamelessly moralizes about the value of kids "growing up in a mother/father home," all bets are off. The controversy prompted Romney to deliver the quote of the week, saying of his stance on Reverend Wright: "I'm not familiar with precisely what I said, but I stand by what I said, whatever it was." Mitt, check your Facebook timeline!
Spare me the line about how your anti-gay views are unassailable because they're your firmly held religious beliefs. It's utterly hollow. Hate wrapped in the name of God is still hate.