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May 15 2010

Watch out Sarah, Mama Grizzlies ARE rising up

Ohhhh Sarah, Sarah, Sarah… How can we miss you if you won’t go away? Wait. Hold that thought. Just go away, I certainly won’t miss you. The laughs I get when you open your mouth and the stupid falls out just can’t compensate for my brain cells threatening revolt if I don’t change the channel. They gave notice after the 2008 election; I must respect that. My sons and the wine I drink because of my sons are doing plenty to kill off the remaining functional brain cells, they don’t need your help.

Yesterday you gave what passes for a speech; I’m going with a direct quote here, ’cause trying to put your words into The King’s English is just not possible without an IV drip of pure fresh-brewed coffee:

“You don’t want to mess with moms who are rising up,” Palin said at the Susan B. Anthony List event. “If you thought pit bulls were tough, you don’t want to mess with mama grizzlies.”

Pit bulls? Mama grizzlies? What’s next, flesh-eating zombies? (Oh, pleasepleaseplease, talk about flesh-eating zombies. Then we’ll know you’ve totally jumped the shark and can go on with our lives in peace). You want Mama grizzlies to rise up with you and fight for…what exactly? A gun in every pocketbook? Not a fan, even with two boys in the house. Against abortion? Really, stay out of my uterus. Respect the fact that I can make the decisions about my own body without others’ intervention, just as you did. Drill, baby, drill? You gotta be kidding me. My nine year old inventor-to-be is a shrimp fanatic; he is greatly displeased by the current drilling clusterfuck and is even more dedicated to developing green energy, if for no other reason than he’ll have a greater supply of shrimp in his future.

See Sarah, Mama grizzlies are on both sides of the political divide. And the Mama grizzlies on this side are starting to rouse. A little thing about Mama grizzlies you may not remember, as you’ve been too busy to go hunting lately; they don’t like it when their cubs are endangered. They rise up, roar like the pissed off Mama grizzlies they are, and smack down anyone or anything in their path. They’re cute and cuddly ’til that point, then you might want to hope you have either good health insurance (what’s that?) or a pre-paid funeral plan. The Mama grizzlies I know also want a better future for their kids, and they don’t want your morals dictating what that future is. Ever read Margaret Atwood’s The Handmade’s Tale? Probably not; it’s not the Cliff Notes version of Go, Dog, Go. Maybe have a staffer skim it and give you the bullet points version. It’s uber-conservative morals gone political gone terribly, terribly wrong. It’s a future where even you, dear Sarah, wouldn’t have a voice. While I relish that thought, I also appreciate having a voice, so this dystopian future is not for me.

If you want a Mama grizzly showdown, you’ll get one. There are a lot of women out there fighting for women’s rights instead of paying mere lip(stick) service to them. There are a lot of women out there deep in the day-to-day raising of special needs kids, instead of using them as a political talking point. There are a lot of women out there who can put coherent thoughts together and will use them as they rise up and smack down anyone or anything in their path. Are you ready for that showdown?

Bring.It.On.

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  1. Robin from Israel

    Did you just hear that giant whoop right now? That was me getting to the line about Go Dog Go…

    I already love you, but this post totally made me love you even more.

  2. ella

    This mama grizzly is right there beside you!

  3. MoCo Mom

    You go girl. Tell her. When I listened to NPR’s coverage of SP’s speech all I could think of was, “why won’t she just go away.”. Mama grizzlies indeed.0

  4. Cynematic

    LOVE!!!

    Fired up? Ready to go!

  5. Eileen @ Giving Her All Shes Got

    Ooooh, a new book recommendation! And I love Atwood! Excited to add it to the list!

    That is the only part of this post I can comment on without my anger getting out of control. I’m glad there are people like you out there who can still laugh, I just want to smack her silly! 😛

  6. Nancy Campbell

    At least there’s this…she will never been president because her statements are too ridiculous for the middle.

    Thank God.

  7. Sarah

    **applause** 🙂

    this momma griz is tired of little-miss-Alaska as well. However with momma grizlies on both sides of the political fubar, the resulting fight could very well end in several patchwork bearskin rugs…

  8. Soovereverthing

    Bravo! I cannot even begin to tell you how much I agree with you and the other commenters. I wish she would just go back to Alaska and look at Russia from her porch 😉

  9. Mama Zen

    Teabagging, yet still talking . . . that’s our Sarah!

  10. JenC

    Best. Blog. Post. Ever.

    Personally, I’m in favor of letting her talk all she wants. The more she talks, the stupider she sounds, and the more people she pisses off. Pretty soon it’ll be bye bye to her political nonsense for good!

  11. Mandy

    Love it. So true. So glad I found your blog & started reading!

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