Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Hey before you make those vacation plans, have you thought about taking a cruise with a bunch of old, cranky Right Wing nuts? Well you can!

"The closest thing to being a king," says one elderly gentleman.

"I'm among two hundred or so people who think, politically, just like I do." says another. Followed up by "There's no such thing as a politically incorrect statement."

I love that not one of the people interviewed look a day under seventy five. If this is not a visual indication that the Republican party is dying out, I don't know what is.

For those among you who know your trivia, you may remember that this self same cruise was the beginning of one of the darkest times in American political history.

It was on the exact same Weekly Standard sponsored cruise that  Bill Kristol discovered Sarah Palin:  
In June 2007, a cruise hosted by the political journal The Weekly Standard set anchor in Juneau, Alaska. Standard editors William Kristol and Fred Barnes then lunched with Governor Sarah Palin. It was a moment of discovery to equal Hernando Cortez’s landing at Veracruz. 

Kristol appeared on Fox News on June 30, 2008, confidently predicting that McCain would select Sarah Palin and as a public display of support, oil prices would miraculously fall. 

Kristol can fairly lay claim to having “discovered” Palin for Washington political circles. Palin’s name appeared in 41 Weekly Standard articles since the Juneau meeting—starting with a paean entitled “ The Most Popular Governor” that ran right after the reception. 

Indeed, Kristol, who was a loyal McCain supporter in 2000 and is often thought to have suffered exclusion from Bush’s inner circle as a result, may have played a key role in McCain’s decision to tap Palin as his running mate.

Yep that's what happened in 2007.  As if anybody needed another reason to despise Bill Kristol.

Just think if you go this time perhaps they will discover something equally as destructive such as a skin dissolving bacteria, or a giant Tokyo stomping creature like Godzilla perhaps.

Though to be honest it would pale in comparison.


  1. Such diversity! How representative of our country!

  2. Anonymous12:50 PM

    I bet they discover oil! And start the next Alaska boom.

  3. Anonymous1:00 PM

    Maybe they'll all get food poisoning. Ha

    1. Anonymous3:48 AM

      nah, something really juicy like a good, norovirus. They'll be sick for months at their age.

  4. Anonymous1:05 PM

    Why would conservatives go to Greece? Is it to gawk at the misery and preview what they warn will happen here?

  5. Anonymous1:07 PM

    I never got an answer from the NYTimes when I asked what their policy was about plagerism -- when I discovered that Kristol had used a simile in a Monday column that had appeared in their very own tv column the week before.
    That was in the fall of '08. His one-year contract wasn't renewed the following January.
    He's a phony and a poseur and has done real damage to this country. In addition to crowning Sarah Palin queen of the may -- he thought he could control her once she was vice president.

  6. Anonymous1:37 PM

    They are among people who think just like they do. Isn't that a wonderful feeling? To feel safe and be able to speak and behave they way you want without worry of attack?

    Well, wingnuts, now you know how minorities, women, and gay folks feel when you try to run (and ruin) their lives. Enjoy, while you can, idiots.

  7. fromthediagonal1:54 PM

    This looks and sounds just like the Assisted Living Facilities commercials in our area, and is probably just as appropriate!

    I am sure the guy who said they would not have to be concerned about politically incorrect statements is proud of that.

    1. Anonymous4:01 PM

      The stench of soiled Depends might ruin the scenery on a voyage with the CPAC of the Rich and Anglo. I think I'll pass on this one for the next couple of decades and see how it evolves as these worthless critters die off.

    2. Cracklin Charlie4:36 PM

      They don't do evolution.

  8. Anonymous2:06 PM

    I always wanted to take the whole famdamly on a cruise to Alaska. Wouldn't do it on a bet even it were FEREE. I know way too much about Alaska. We should take them off the flag.

    1. Anonymous5:19 AM

      Well, you belong on that boat then, if you have generalized about our fine state and people.

      About a third of Alaska voters selected Sarah out of a crowded three-way race, that's hardly a resounding victory to unfairly paint our State as unworthy of America.

  9. Cracklin Charlie3:36 PM

    Ship of Fools!

    You'd have to drug me, blindfold me, put me in a straitjacket, load me onto a gurney, and wheel me into that boat, kickin' and screamin' to get me on board that floating nightmare!

    Oh, Hell. No.

    1. Anonymous4:05 PM

      That looks like the perfect crowd for a couple of hundred of Somali Pirates to "assimilate" with and have a mutual exchange of "culture". I think I'll send them a brochure and a registration form...

  10. Anonymous3:41 PM

    for a bunch of old people who hate paying their taxes they should do love to throw their money away. wake up these guys are scammers.....

  11. Anonymous6:43 PM

    There are fantastic voyages on special ships, then there are "cruises", you know, the $1200 4 day cruise in the caribbean, or the cheap cruise to Alaska. Unless you are booking a berth on the QE2 for a transatlantic voyage in the lap of luxury, the rest of the "cruises" are just hell on the water. I have an aunt that likes to cruise and she has no family to cruise with her so once or twice a year I go on one of these budget cruises with her and the food is terrible and the accommodations are nothing to write home about. Still, it's a free tan in the middle of winter so I guess I can't complain too much. I do bring lots of snacks and my own booze stash, but really, a bunch of old people eating too much and gambling too much is just not a great time.

  12. Anonymous6:46 PM

    A cruise to Alaska
    And meeting Gov. Palin
    Doesn't get better than that

    1. Anita Winecooler8:27 PM

      Yeah, it worked out so well for President Obama when John McCain "plucked" Sarah from Wasilla and showcased her vast knowledge of Governing, Leadership abilities, and her down home folksy charisma.

      It doesn't get better than that!

    2. Anita Winecooler8:38 PM

      It's obvious that they've seen the error of their ways and made the extra effort to appear more racially diverse and inclusive. "Every night, we had dinner with different people". Isn't "different people" code for people of color, hispanics and liberals?

      The Mediterranean, Italy and Greece- what fun!d They get to see Jesus's Birkenstocks in Rome, an They get to see real austerity and how much more exceptional living life as a conservative is by comparison to life in Greece. Wonder if they drop anchor on the Isle of Lesbos?

      Gaa, I'd rather have root canal while awake than spend two seconds with these idiots!

  13. Anonymous9:56 PM

    Good grief! Boatloads of the Brainless!

  14. Anonymous5:54 AM

    My kingdom for a torpedo.....

  15. Anonymous8:44 AM

    Thank you for posting this.. it was hilarious. It reminds me of interviewing kindergardeners after visiting a petting zoo. And I for one, am glad these old geezers get to go on outings like this.. it seems to make them happy. Who knows.. maybe Kristol will find the next Rep.VP
    candidate on the Isle of Capri.


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