Thursday, June 08, 2017

Sarah Palin posted a picture of Florida lawmakers to illustrate foreigners cheering to celebrate the Paris accords costing America billions.

Courtesy of Politifact:  

It’s clear that Sarah Palin hates the Paris climate agreement. 

What’s unclear is why she used a photo of Florida lawmakers to make her point in a Facebook meme. 

"Don’t be fooled! The Paris climate accord is a scam," stated the headline at the top of Palin’s Facebook post June 6, 2017. (By June 7, the Facebook meme was no longer available but PolitiFact had taken a screenshot of her post, which had been shared at least 8,000 times.) 

Beneath the headline is a photo of an unidentified group of mostly men cheering. The Facebook post doesn’t identify the people in the photo, but they are Florida House members at the state Capitol in Tallahassee. 

Beneath the photo Palin shared is text that says: "They pretend it’s about fixing our environment ... But it’s really about stealing billions from the American people and giving it to foreign countries, governments and lobbyists!"

To be clear many of the folks in the photo are Florida Republicans who are certainly not fans of the Paris Climate Accords, and in fact many of who do not accept the conventional wisdom about climate change.

When Politico contacted them about this Facebook post, they had this to say:

Florida Republicans and insiders couldn’t stop mocking and laughing at Palin’s error. 

“I’m appalled. … As the owner of a publishing company, I find it appalling that she would use a low-res picture like this when a high-res picture is readily available,” joked state Rep. Scott Plakon, who’s in the picture standing with his hands together as he claps with joy. 

Plakon said, “I was almost in tears with laughter” that Palin got it so wrong with her 9:37 a.m. Tuesday post — which was shared nearly 8,000 times and generated hundreds of comments before it was deleted. “I’m not sure what she’s saying. Are we cheering for Paris or against it? I think she’s saying we’re celebrating Paris.”

You know making mistakes is simply part of blogging, but remember Palin outsources her Facebook posts and blog posts to a third party, who apparently gets paid for their work. 

I mean if this were the work of some coffee swilling middle aged dude in his pajama bottoms, that would be one thing. But this is a paid professional posting on the Facebook page of a former D-list political celebrity.

I think one would expect better.

But then again this is Palin, so perhaps this is exactly what we should expect.

28 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:14 AM

    Firstly Gryphen, as my youngest likes to point out, you are only middle aged if you plan on living into your 100's-now you are just old. And secondly, you forgot tne word "loose", as in "loose pajama bottoms"....
    Some things are never forgotten.

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    1. First off I just learned that I have to sets of great grandparents who lived past the age of a hundred, so I might very well be only middle aged.

      Secondly I thought the loose pajama bottoms were implied.

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    2. Anonymous1:13 PM

      My grandma was in her 90s when she died. A grandpa who smoked lived to 95. My mom is 87, lucid , driving, and knows more about what the GOP is up to than I do!
      Your PJs reminded me of a music parent at a 6th grade band concert with too tight too short athletic shorts and a skin tight tee that grabbed his low handles. Ick!

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    3. Anonymous2:20 PM

      "To" sets of great grandparents?! You must have attended school with the Johnstons. Bless your heart.

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    4. Anonymous4:50 PM

      Not to rain on anyone's parade, but a very dear friend of mine had parents who both lived well into their nineties but she died at the age of 70 - from cancer. When she first got sick, she was still working full time.
      Beaglemom

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    5. Anonymous9:30 AM

      @2:20 PM Name any Palin who is educated. Name any Palin who has common sense. Name any Palin who works for a living.

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    1. Anonymous9:36 AM

      As are her followers.

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  3. Anonymous9:31 AM

    ""confeve" G!

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  4. Anonymous9:35 AM

    I don't want to have a mental image of an old guy in his tight pajama bottoms.

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  5. Anonymous9:38 AM

    Paid Professional? Note: Palin doesn't have the funds for Professional anything! No PAC! More like Piper filling summertime online for extra boyfriend sleepovers.

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  6. Anonymous9:43 AM

    We shouldn't expect ANYTHING of relevance from Sarah Palin. She's a known idiot in Alaska and prove herself one w/each Facebook entry.

    Don't waste your time covering Palin - she has not improved throughout her first coming on the scene over ten years ago in Alaska. She's a liar, fraud, racist and idget - which matches Trump to a tee!

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    1. Anonymous9:51 AM

      $he i$i$ a 'key' 'hole' $lut player' from way>
      'over ten years ago' LIKE Xxx4+
      'back in the day'.

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  7. Anonymous10:16 AM

    Sarahhhh, Sarahhhhhh

    Don't worry about Paris, France, Mexico or any other place.

    We need you to concentrate on prepping and becoming president once Trump, Pence and all of them are imprisoned.

    Please learn the difference between North and South Carolina, learn that North Korea is not our ally.

    Please learn if Africa is a continent or a country in a continent.

    Please do not let Todd get chummy chummy with your presidential Secret Service detail or you will eventually find yourself impeached like the guy who bought you dinner in New York when you sipped soda with a plastic straw from a paper cup and eating deli pizza on a paper plate using utensils made of plastic.

    Please please be ready to become president. No more word salad and stay off of Facebook.

    Please please do not show up in front of the White House like the Beverly Hillbillies with your mom riding her rocker like the Beverly Hillbillies arriving at their new mansion.

    Keep your kids out of Washington DC, you do not need your kids getting pregnant or impregnant the locals. You do not want them getting drunk and fighting your WH staff or the locals.

    Please please learn some finesse.

    By the way leave your water bra at home. They will not help you in Congress like they helped you when you were in Wasilla or the state capitol.

    Do not wear your fake huugge breast unless you plan on wearing them every day.

    Sarah be ready, you will not president just to gun carrying alt-rights and white trash.

    You will be president to all Americans.

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    1. Anonymous2:05 PM

      Speaking of impregnating, whatever happened to Track? The rest of the family went to a wedding last week. Eldest boy was not mentioned.

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  8. Anonymous11:27 AM

    Sarah sure is desperate for a White House job! I think she wants to replace Sean Spicer.

    Such supreme stupidity. Only the Republican Party can so deliberately ignore facts so completely! And Sarah Palin is their poster child!
    Beaglemom

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  9. This isn't the first time "she's" got it wrong, either.

    I guess when it comes to a ghost, you get what you pay for.

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  10. Anonymous11:51 AM

    Sarah is such a joke. Can't believe anyone ever thought she should be VP. Dumber than a doornail.

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    1. Anonymous1:15 PM

      But look who we have now.

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  11. Anonymous1:18 PM

    One would think after so many years of rightfully being labelled a dumb@ss, she (or ghostwriter) would dot every i and cross every t before posting. Nope, she has to consistently prove it.

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  12. Anonymous1:51 PM

    I take Shits that have more intelligent then that ditzy bitch.

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    1. Anonymous2:33 PM

      Correction, intelligence

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  13. Anonymous2:02 PM

    Oh Sarah honeytries so hard to be relevant, have some importance in today's politics, like she used to. Hun, that ship has sailed. Find something else to fill your time, like a book group, cooking class, pie-making, etc. The world has moved on, so should you.

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    1. Anonymous7:30 PM

      Or, ya know, interact with your famous DS kid/grand kid. What normal people would do.

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  14. Anonymous4:36 PM

    Why the fuck does she even bother any more. Seriously Sarah, you're stupid, boring, and so fucking irrelevant as to define the very word.

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    1. Anonymous9:14 PM

      4:36 Its always the same old dance,different day with Silly Sarah these days. Can you say "early dementia"? Isn't that what her mom has?

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  15. Anonymous7:53 PM

    She just feels obligated to remind us why we voted for the fabulous and brilliant President Obama and sent her packin' back to ALAAAAAASKA.

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  16. Speaking of Sarah Failin':

    Here's a tender little conservative buttercup/cupcake who needs to SUCK IT UP!!
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/conservative-student-wants-court-to-change-her-grade-from-f-to-a-after-she-refused-to-read-gay-poets/?comments=disqus

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