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I think this is very distasteful.
Jesus fuck, you morons.
You recognize that a blatantly misogynistic attack on his VP pick is A) totally inappropriate B) playing right into the Republicans' hands and C) totally inappropriate. Right?
Doesn't Erica Barnett still work at the Stranger? What the fuck is wrong with you people?
Exactly the kind of personal attack Obama is not engaging in.
So, it was horrifyingly sexist for some asshole to yell at HRC to iron his shirts.
Yet it's perfectly okay to call McCain's running mate a whore?
Way to be progressive, folks.
There are tons of legitimate political and ideological reasons to object to Palin. Resorting to crude, sexist slurs just looks shitty.
I agree with @1, 2, 3, & 4. You should pull this ASAP. Not funny, misogynistic, distastful, and counter-productive. Get rid of it.
Oh, please. It's satirizing what's a blatantly calculated move on McCain's part. The antiquated misogyny here comes straight from his big mouth.
I like how the big dipper still points to the North Star, which has become the star in the McCain logo... not sure if its intentional, but it's a nice subtle design touch.
@4: This sign refers to the fact that McCain called his wife a "trollop" ... not that The Stranger thinks Palin is a whore.
Save your offense for McCain (at least in this case).
It stinks so bad it's almost as if Kelly O and Eric are channeling some of our most-loved trolls. Maybe time for The Stranger to censor one of its own?
Nice taking the high road on that one.
Eric Grandy is a dickface.
The sentence above is satire, so it's ok.
@6 - (whispers) too soon
Satirizing McCain? Then do that. But, calling Sarah Palin a whore is nothing more than that: Calling Palin a whore. There's no defending this.
Can't we get to issues? Remember, even to disaffected Hillary supporters...the point is the focus on issues. We can beat McCain/Palin on issues. But, if you take it to this level, you stoop to theirs.
I remain disappointed that this is on SLOG.
This doesn't even make sense. Two thumbs down.
anyone who pronounces nuclear as nuk-u-lar deserves what she gets...
At least get the fonts right. Jeez, you people are in the print/web production business and can't match up serif/sans serif?
Are all of you fucking stupid, humorless twats? For once Kelly O shows a sense of humor that works and you're all having conniptions over it. Get over your PC kneejerk reactions for once in your life and realize this is a jab at McCains own outlook on women.
I saved this for posterity.
"Can't we get to issues?"
The issue here is that McCain's platform is anti-woman as hell, despite his token VP choice, and his infamous gaffe illustrates that nicely.
Fucking Christ people! Do you not get the reference?! McCain called his wife a Trollop (as well as a "cunt") on the record... this merely points out his views towards women and the fact that this is a disingenuous political move.
I personally think McCain/Cunt '08 is catchier, but hey, that might offend some sensitive folks on SLOG.
Wow. Nicely done.
Makes a good case for the practice of hate-fucking Republicans. It's a fun hobby if you've never tried it. Plus they're usually pretty hot.
this is hideous. absolutely, unequivocally hideous. and bold. is erica on vacation or something?
Nah, it's clumsy. Message is muddled. You struck foul with this one.
Yeah, seriously, you guys totally missed the freaking point. It's not funny because it's calling her a trollop, it's funny because those are JMcC's own words.
I do agree with the font comment, though; not the best photoshop job.
who the fuck remembers that john mccain called his wife a trollop? Only here...
It's funny that you all think Erica gets her way at the Stranger every time she gets her panties in twist.
Timothy, when are you stop going to be a liberal vajayjay? Never? Then who cares what you think.
Uh...yes, I certainly understand the reference you are TRYING to make. I understand that McCain and Palin have issue positions that aren't terrible for women.
This is a terrible way to make that point.
I got it. I laughed. Get over yourselves.
Um...that should have been "issue positions that ARE terrible for women." Damn lack of editing on SLOG! ;-)
Yes, we all get the reference. But the satire is predicated on the notion that McCain calling his wife a trollop and a cunt makes him a broad-based misogynist, which I don't think most people actually believe. I tend to think calling a woman a trollop and a cunt just means you have old-fashioned ideas about insulting people.
Because there's a difference between what you say to one person during a heated moment and what you believe about an entire group. Calling his wife a whore when he's mad means he has poor judgment. Calling his VP pick a whore on general principle makes you a misogynist.
sorry, i don't buy it. kelly o and eric grandy are not smart enough to make any sort of cognizant political commentary work, and this is no exception. this is rush limbaugh territory. keep their posting privileges to lineout where nobody has to read them. the argument of "it's liberal/alternative media posting this, so it can't be offensive" is old fucking hat.
Oh, I see, the scintillating, subtle wit that the Stranger is so known for has clearly flown right over everyone's heads. You are all so brilliant over there!
I dunno, maybe I've just read too many commenters on the other Palin posts here comparing her to a porn star and talking about how she's going to blow McCain any second to be able to recognize the brilliance.
The shitty misogyny exists, and not just in McCain's campaign. There are better ways to make that point than with this clumsy effort.
If you guys have to explain what this is, that means you shouldn't have it on SLOG.
Could I just mention to you, in a moment of seriousness, that I spent five-and-a-half years in a prison cell. There were no ladies there. No floozies. No trollops. Not a single broad, twat, cunt, or ho. And I spent those five-and-a-half years because I love this country, not because I was looking for a piece of ass when I got out.
Anybody who excuses misogynistic language as a "joke" is a douchebag who needs a kick between the legs. Way to stoop to the level of a fifth-grader.
@16, damn, you got it first. :D
I like it. Nothing objectifies us ladies more than being chosen for office solely because of our gender. Shame on McCain, Mr. Mondale II.
@17, "all the" humorless twats are obviously the same bored guy, trolling under eleven sockpuppet names. PC/that new John Basil one/timothy/onion/clintonsarmy/et cetera
Emily, excusing misogynist language that was obviously a joke warrants violence? Grow some thicker skin or stop being stupid. I still can't understand why some "feminists" can only fathom to resort to base acts of violence when they feel maligned, even in jest.
Serif means feet, like the font for "Trollop." the McCain font is "sans serif."
Hey can you guys make one that says "cunt" instead. McCain called his wife a CUNT as well, right after he called her a trollop. Right after you fix your font problem.
Perhaps quote marks around trollop would help? But I kind of doubt this quickly photoshopped graphic is going to flash around the country, mobilizing people everyone to vote for McCain in protest against this outrage. So no biggie.
Sigh. Three months of this sort of thing feeding the pumas. How they can ignore the contingencies which benefit the Republicans is mind-boggling but they will. Since the R's are not running against a woman we have 3 months of the stranger, e.g., and progressives, e.g., looking more sexist than Rush Limbaugh.
It's funny because his vice-presidential pick is a woman.
Er, remove "people" please.
fuck the pumas. They are useless old crones that want to screw over women's rights for years to come.
@44: It's funny because she's a blatant token.
Yeah, if you have to explain things to people, what's the point? I look forward to the day that everything on SLOG is dumb enough that even you understand it.
@36: There's a difference between excusing misogynistic language as a joke and satirizing a misogynist's use of said language.
Not funny. Please remove this.
@35-That is funny. I LOL'ed.
Eric, then perhaps it would be funny if it said McCain/Token.
Trollop, cunt, twat, crones: inexcusable and NOT FUNNY.
I'm amazed at how much Slog commenters hate women.
again, a plea to disable commenting on Slog -- no value is added
We all get the joke.
But, it would be MUCH funnier and effective if someone had actually caught McCain calling his wife a "trollop" and a "cunt" on tape.
Plenty of Slog comments do reveal sexism, but I don't think this Photoshopped poster does so. It's just not clear enough about where the blame for the word lies to be really awesome and funny, though.
@35, yeah, but were there chicks and bitches?
I believe that is the point of the sign…It is not the left calling Palin a trollup, it is pointing out McCains own historical reverence, or lack thereof towards women. “In his 1992 Senate bid, McCain was joined on the campaign trail by his wife, Cindy, as well as campaign aide Doug Cole and consultant Wes Gullett. At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain’s hair and said, “You’re getting a little thin up there.” McCain’s face reddened, and he responded, “At least I don’t plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt.” McCain’s excuse was that it had been a long day.-Huffington Post
Or maybe I am wrong and they were just calling her a trollup…it seems to me another word would have been used if the reference was not there.
Just because McCain has chose a woman as VP does not mean he holds women in high regards, his actions already show otherwise on many fronts. It does show that he will USE a woman to try and steal votes that have been in limbo since Hillary left the race. I wonder how many “Long Days” he expects to have as president?
Let the misogyny begin. I thought this was the right wing's angle of attack?
This is just recreational misogyny.
Are these four hot broads in this year's campaign or what?! I haven't thought of Obama's dick once this morning.
If you're bored, you can be ageist two topics down.
I'm printing shirts and bringing them to the Evergreen State Fair. Anyone from the Repub party tries to give me a heelarious $3 bill with Obama in a turban on it is going to be eating one of them.
Race is fair game for the RNC, but making fun of calculated pandering is not Timothy?
"So, it was horrifyingly sexist for some asshole to yell at HRC to iron his shirts."
No, it wasn't OK, and Obama never said it. I never heard anything sexist come from Obama's mouth, or for that matter, people who spoke for him.
You just think he was sexist for daring to run against your woman.
(BTW, I voted for Hillary and only switched to Obama when the spokespeople for Hillary started fighting dirty.)
When I saw this post, I chuckled slightly.
When I read the comment @35, I laughed out loud.
so you take the demeaning words you hate fro you arch enemies and use them yourself?
Huh, so stupid
Of course just using the word trollop gets half the young males here on slog jacking off three or four times before they can focus on lunch
The post didn't affect me one way or another, but after reading #35's comment, I laughed out loud too. 35 FTW!!
Eric Grandy @47: It's funny if you are a douchebag half-wit (see: Bellevue Ave).
If this was supposed to be satire, y'all: 1. missed the target; 2. did a shitty job (matching fonts is too hard?); 3. can't even defend your attempt at humor without blaming those of us who find it stupid, tasteless, and/or offensive.
Please put up a poll on this post - funny, retarded, or fuck you all would be good choices.
But "retarded" is still okay to use, right?
This is terrible, and you guys should apologize and remove the image. I know that's not in the stranger's DNA, but this is exactly the kind of thing that's going to blow up in the lefts face. You guys should be ashamed of yourselves.
Wow, uptight Seattlites out in force today.
Wow... I don't know whats more surprising- the fact that this caused such an uproar, or that you honestly think they'd remove it.
@48, I understand it. However, based on some of the comments here and the resulting explanation by staffers, some do not. Try reading before posting.
I like it.
asteria, at least I'm not offended by words on a fucking website.
@57 - We all know the story. But, without a recording:
"McCain called his wife a cunt" = "Obama is a Muslim"
Sorry Stranger, this missed the mark. Although it seems hard to believe, just because she is republican and may very well have an evil heart filled with coal and oil, we don't get to call her a trollop. Please choose a non-gendered insult like 'ass clown.'
okay, joke...but you get my drift Btw......so happy to log on and see all of the thoughtful commentators who brought up how distasteful it is.
i kind of agree with @75 on this whole trollop thing.
Wow, @63, that's an amazing leap of logic you made there--you should try to get into the Olympics with that kind of jumping ability! I think if you look again, without that amazing jerking knee you seem to have getting in the way, you'll find I said not a word about Obama. This has nothing to do with him.
She's more likely a harridan anyway, I suspect.
has anyone else noticed the slog's troll:content ratio is way off lately?
@75 -- A widely circulated, objectively false smear is the same as a negative story from a candidate's past that was reported firsthand and has never even been denied by the candidate? Are you loco? @77, ditto.
You mean trollop:content ratio, right?
Theme song for republican ticket: My heart belongs to daddy.
there was blatant sexism on slog against clinton, and now, we are seeing it surface against palin -- surprise surprise.
the problem with acting like a sexist bigot in order to make fun of sexist bigots is that when you are in the company of sexist bigots they thing you are making fun of the trollop too, not just the bigot (if the bigot at all).
not only that, but it does demean her accomplishment's as a republican woman. we don't have to demean her for being a woman while insulting her for being a republican.
@81 yes, in the eyes of a republican, that is pretty much the case. i can appreciate the differences between the two while acknowledging the similarities. especially since it's supposed to be about issues for us. issues? remember them?
I'm pretty sure that everyone is making fun of John McCain.
The next person who comes up to me to ask me about *MY* joke, is gonna get clocked in the kisser.
When you're a designer, at work, and a writer emails you, asking you to help them with Photoshop project, YOU DO IT.
When you have 96 tasks to complete, because there's an early deadline due to to a holiday weekend, YOU DO IT FAST.
I know that font isn't the same. My eyeballs aren't garbage cans. I just really couldn't afford to give more than two shits, because I have too much other work to do.
@68 - Did you know that Palin's youngest son, "Trig", has Down syndrome?
And her childrens' names are Trig, Track, Bing, Bzzzt and Whitney.
This is dumb. I know you're trying to be all ironic and poking fun at McCain for being a misogynist, but even knowing that the joke doesn't work like you think. Instead, it sounds like you're being misogynistic, too.
We're also being misandryst, you white male property-owning patriarch!
If this spoof McCain banner is a modern Holocaust (and it obviously is) then Kelly O is the Adolf Eichmann of the Trollopcaust.
Just. Following. Orders.
If Eric Gandy's email had mentioned it would look nice done in real human skin she would have flayed Brendan Kiley in five minutes flat just to get back to her real work.
...And when they came for Brendan Kiley, I didn't speak up because, well, shit it is only Brendan Kiley. I mean honestly.
@91: It's spelled 'misandrist.' And I'm a property-renting future patriarch, thank you very much.
I admit I'm astonished that so many people missed the OBVIOUS joke -- which is that it's a swipe at McCain, not whatshername.
Either there are more McCain shills here than are obvious, or ECB's warped mindset of finding sexism in everything has finally become all the rage.
And @88: Did you know that whatshername's youngest son is actually her grandson by her 16 year old daughter?
@92 Godwin's Law.
The sound of this thread dying:
Do not dishonor my experience as a trollopcaust survivor!
A lot of people getting might pissy in here. Let us just face the fact, the the only and I mean ONLY reason palin was offered the vp position is because she is a woman. Hell the only experience in her very brief term in office is a scandal for having a State Trooper fired as payback for her sister's divorce. Other than that she is just some Creationist Nut Soccer Mom.
Other wise I am not so sure that she really isn't just Dan Quail in a dress.
What a bunch of pussies.
Pathetic attempts at trying to justify this "satire". It's not going to work, boys and girls.
Typical liberal, and Obama supporter.
Hey Hillary supporters, have you had enough of your own party? I wonder if you now see how pathetic you liberals (aka Democrats) truly are? No, of course not. It's anything goes for liberals.
You have the first amendment right to free speech. The first amendment allows you show the rest of us what poor judgement you have and what you really think of a strong female. Keep on alienating Hillary voters and watch the erosion of the democratic party's chances to win this November. It's not just one comment, it's the constant drip-drip-drip of your views towards women that will give Obama, Dukakis like results in November.
Stay classy liberals. That surely isnt anywhere near sexist.
Kind of funny because even we liberals know republican women are hot! ... Its unGodly to see unDemocrat women. They are just too big boned ! ... but women are attracted to strong men so that leaves us liberals squarely out of luck !
Hilarious. You remind me of my gay neighbors who jokingly refer to all attractive women as "whores" ... I guess that is what liberal guys do when they see one. Think "whore" ... since they are so accustomed to making due with unattractive women.
Hypocrite double standard typical libs...
I heard that Jesse Jackson called Obama the N-WORD...
Would it be ok for me to make a cute little campaign sign using that same N-WORD?
Don't you get it, it's funny cause Jesse Jackson called him the N-WORD...
I could go on and on with examples like this...
The biggest problem with you hypocrites don't even stand for what you claim to stand for...
You'll attack someone for being gay, paint someone in blackface, or call someone a trollop based on some anonymous claim...
But it's ok don't worry we are progressive, it's funny that 1000's of people might die in New Orleans cause we might get more votes from unfair pres coverage... I mean it's already proven that we can blame natural disasters on Pres Bush... Haha get it...
I've heard that even the APPEARANCE of misogyny, racism etc could be damaging to the victim class in question?
Oh wait... This is TOTALLY different from Republican hate speach, this was posted on a FRIDAY... Totally different thing and if you weren't a Republican you'd see how harmless this is...
And of course if you don't get it, it's not because you don't find misogyny funny, it's because you simply don't have a sense of humor...
Oh and you mispelled something, or made a grammatical error in your post, and this invalidates anything you said...
Oh and yr taking it out of context... (By which I mean any critisism on Obama is racism)
Did I cover all the lame, liberal excuses there?
It's not just misogyny, it HYPOCRITICAL misogyny...
HATERS everyone who excuses this...
The ones that spoke out against this, well there are progressives who aren't total hypocrites... I wouldn't mind having a discussion with you, even though I almost totally disagree with what you prob stand for, I'd listen...
You guys give WAY too much cover for people like these though, they are allowed to be taken seriously by other non hypocrite progressives...
Cue Barack Obama: This is not the Eric Grandy I know.
Or rather that's what we all know he WOULD say, if His Royal Highness had the time to step down from his Temple and engage with us little people.
OK, so you've taken a statement allegedly made by McCain about his wife, and turned it into a misogynist attack on his VP, whom you in your own opinion see as a calculated move?
Breathtakingly progressive and fair!
Usually when you make a calculated move, you don't actually invest a lot of your own capital into it. You know, because now McCain actually has Palin as his VP candidate.
It's not some throw-away gimmick that he can use and get rid of like Obama's throw-away lines (read: lies) in speeches about being willing to debate McCain any time on foreign policy.
A calculated move is abandoning your pledge to take public financing because you think you'll get more money by doing so.
A calculated move is abandoning your pledge on voting against FISA because you need to win over centrist voters.
A calculated move is saying you'll have direct presidential diplomacy with Iran in the primaries to win over the base, and then semantically escape your previous position when you need to win over centrist voters.
McCain put more on the line, and risked more of himself, by choosing Palin than Obama has done in his whole life on anything.
I think it should be left up.
The more people see it the more people will se exactly what liberals are.
I'm spreading all over the net.
Satire: UR doin it rong
Too late to take it down, Moloch worshippers.
This shit is saved!
P.S. Say it to Todd Palin's face, pussy boy.
Candidate for “Vice” President Sarah Palin has finally fessed up that her unmarried teenage daughter has been running around town having unprotected sex. Truly, the Lord Jesus is showing us two things by this sad example of teenage harlotry:
1. That a mother who also engages in sexual activity outside of a traditional, Christian marriage (if you doubt this, check out the birthday of Sarah’s first son — April 20, 1989 — and the date she and her handsome hubby eloped — August 29, 1988!) sets an appalling example for her own children. Indeed, studies from Focus on the Family have proven that harlot mothers wind up with harlot daughters 93.4% of the time. Similar studies by the godly gals at Concerned Women for America have concluded that these poor, impressionable girls learn to strut, show inappropriate décolletage and beguile like pushy prostitutes in their very own living rooms.
2. And a mother who values her career (to the point of abandoning a newborn to campaign 24-7 for a new job in another state) above raising her precious family should not be surprised when she FINALLY steps back inside her family home (if she remembers the address) to find that it has been filled with bastards in her shocking absence!
And, honestly, what is happening to our once-godly country when REPUBLICANS are getting all giddy over a unrepentant harlot? I expect Demoncrats to go for that nonsense, but not the party of God. Please join me in praying to the Lord Jesus that Mr. McCain kick this trash to the curb!
Good attacks. Keep it up.
This was really stupid.
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