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Frivolous Lawsuit-Hating Palin To File Her Own Frivolous Lawsuit?

"I'll get you Joe McGinniss!"

Last week, author (and former Palin neighbor) Joe McGinniss released his scathing book about Sarah Palin, titled, “The Rogue: Searching For The Real Sarah Palin”. The acclaimed author certainly found out a lot about Sarah Palin and he was not shy about including the naked truth in his book.

McGinniss is the investigative journalist who infamously moved in next door to the Palins during the summer of 2010 while researching his book. In an effort to shield her family from the ever watchful eye of McGinniss, Palin constructed a ridiculously high spite-fence. Not only did the fence impede McGinniss’ sight lines, but it also looked terrible and probably decreased the value of the Palin property. The sex-obsessed SarahPalin justified the fence by alleging that McGinniss was some sort of perverted Peeping Tom. In a contemporaneous Facebook entry, she wrote,

Wonder what kind of material he’ll gather while overlooking Piper’s bedroom…

The fence did not prevent McGinniss from gathering his facts however, and they do not paint a pretty portrait of Sarah Palin or her family. For instance, the book states that McGinniss was told that Sarah Palin snorted cocaine off an overturned 55-gallon drum during a snowmobile excursion, slept with college (and later NBA) basketball star Glen Rice when she was an unmarried 23-year-old sports reporter (McGinniss talked to Rice for the book and he confirmed the relationship) and had an affair with Brad Hanson, husband Todd Palin‘s business partner, apparently as payback for her husband’s infidelities.

McGinniss also wrote that he was told that “By November 2001, Sarah’s domestic life was in tatters.… Time with friends — not that there were many friends — would degenerate into marital squabbles, raised voices, and frequent threats of divorce. A recurring cause of conflict was Sarah’s inability or refusal to act as mother to her children.” McGinniss also suggests “that Palin’s “hockey mom” image is the most stage-managed sort of lie. “Friends recall,” McGinniss observes, “that when Todd was working on the North Slope, the children literally would have a hard time finding enough to eat. ‘Those kids had to fend for themselves,’ one says. ‘I’d walk into that kitchen and Bristol and Willow would be sitting there with a burnt pot of Kraft mac and cheese on the stove … and Sarah would be up in her bedroom with the door closed saying she didn’t want to be disturbed.”‘

Ouch! All of this scathing information was certain to leave a lasting scar on the Palin family. It has. The first to respond was “First Dude” Todd Palin. In a statement to reporters immediately after the book’s release he described the book as “disgusting lies, innuendo, and smears. This is a man who has been relentlessly stalking my family to the point of moving in right next door to us to harass us and spy on us to satisfy his creepy obsession with my wife.”

Now the second Palin shoe has dropped. CNN reports that Sarah Palin has “threatened to sue the book’s author for including what her lawyer called a “series of lies and rumors presented as fact.” The CNN report also states that “In a letter sent to the book’s publisher, Crown Publishing Group, Palin’s lawyer said Monday both McGinniss and Crown knowingly published false information and ‘defamed the Palins.”‘

It is obvious that McGinniss’ book has hit a Palin nerve, but the author stands by the veracity of his written assertions. he stated the following to CNN’s “American Morning”:

“Sarah Palin has lived an outrageous life. All I did was talk to people about it, and they documented it for me. When I was comfortable with the veracity of what I heard, I put it into the book. There were a lot of things that I wasn’t comfortable with, that I didn’t put them in.”

Palin’s threatened lawsuit would be quite interesting. The discovery process alone would require her to make statements “under the pains and penalties of perjury” in the form of answers to written interrogatories and live deposition testimony. Furthermore, the Plaintiff (in this case Sarah Palin) bears the burden of proving that McGinniss’ statements are false and true statements are an absolute defense to her action. Palin also bears the additional burden of dealing with what is known as the “public figure doctrine”. That doctrine provides that for a public official (or other legitimate public figure) to win a libel case, the statement must have been published knowing it to be false or with reckless disregard to its truth, (also known as actual malice). That is a very difficult burden to prove for a public figure such as Sarah Palin.

Just wondering, but does the former ex-quitting half-term Governor of Alaska really want to expose herself to a lawsuit wherein her statements and those of family members and others would be made under oath and made public? Enquiring minds want to know.

This gives us the opportunity to re-post a song parody (with slight modifications0 which was originally written the last time that Palin threatened to sue somebody for libel. The subject of the song is Sarah Palin’s long-time attorney, Thomas Van Flein, Esq. Please enjoy.

Please click on the song link below to have more fun singing along.

Please Mr. Postman song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8BPcNUQy-0

MR. VAN FLEIN (Version II)

(sung to The Beatles version of the song “Please, Mr. Postman”)

Wait, oh yes wait a minute mister postman
Wait, wait mister postman

Mister postman look and see
You got a summons in your bag for me?
I been waiting such a long time
Since I heard from Thomas Van Flein

There must be some word today
From Ms. Palin’s own attorney
Please mister postman look and see
If there’s a summons, to be served on me
I been writing and waiting mister postman
So patiently
For just a call. I got his letter
Saying that he would be suing me

Please mister postman look and see
If there’s a summons in your bag for me
I’ve been waitin’ for Thomas Van Flein
To prove to me that he has a spine

Wants to sue off my ass this time
For what she considers a crime
Threatening me makes her feel better
Palin will learn I’m not a bed wetter

Sarah Palin look at me
You shouldn’t hang out your dirty laundry
I’ll report it in my due time
Go tell that to Thomas Van Flein

You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
Wait a minute, wait a minute
You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
Check it and see, one more time for me

You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
Wait a minute, wait a minute
Mister postman
Deliver the letter, the sooner the better

You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
Wait a minute, wait a minute
You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
(repeat to fade)

As Predicted, Bristol Is Next To Flee Sinking S.S. Palin

Those smiles are now fading.

Yesterday, Lynnrockets’ Blast-Off commented upon Thomas Van Flein jumping from the “Good Ship Palin” to work as deputy chief of staff for newly elected Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar. It was noted that Van Flein’s quitting on the “Queen of Quit” was a devastating blow because not only was Van Flein one of only four members of her inner circle, he was also the only Alaskan in that clique. Van Flein realized that the Palin dingy was taking on water as evidenced by so many recent national polls which revealed that Julian Assange (Wikileaks founder) has a better chance of being elected President than Sarah Palin. Before going down with the ship, Van Flein sought the calmer and more temperate waters of Arizona. Today we learned that he was only the first to leave Sarah behind.

In yesterday’s post we speculated that daughter Bristol would be the next rat to flee the distressed Sarah Palin. Guess what? We were correct. The Maricopa Monitor (Arizona) reports today that , “Bristol Palin, the 20-year daughter of former GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has purchased a 5-bedroom home in Maricopa — closing on the nearly 4,000-square-foot dwelling. Palin purchased the house from Michael and Cynthia Smith for $172,000, records show.”

What is it with Palin defectors and the state of Arizona? Could it be that the climate is that much more appealing or is it something else? Is there a Bristol/Van Flein fling that we don’t know about? Probably not, but with the wacky Palin’s, nothing is beyond speculation. Nevertheless, it is certain that Bristol is trying to separate herself from “Mama Grizzly” (can you blame her?). Their relationship is clearly strained. Remember when Sarah publicly made her feelings known about the short-lived Bristol/Levi reunion? Remember when Bristol took pot shots at her mother on “Dancing With The Stars” by choosing songs such as “Mama Told Me Not To Come” and “You Can’t Hurry Love”? It is only a matter of time before one of them writes her own version of “Mommie/Daughter Dearest”. The only question is, who will be the ghostwriter? Neither Sarah nor Bristol is very erudite after all.

Another question is just how will Bristol support herself and baby Tripp now that she has her new crib? It will be an awful long commute to her full time position at that doctor’s office up in Alaska that Sarah once boasted about. Also, that shell of a political consulting business never really found its legs. And, you cannot appear on reality television shows forever. Or can you? Who knows? Let’s wait for the Facebook announcement.

The more pressing question is, who will be the next rat to flee the sinking S.S. Palin? Is our Todd guess still in play. Only the Shadow knows.

Until we learn more, Lynnrockets wishes all of you loyal “Rocketeers” a very Merry Christmas.

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s parody.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPAOBN4Pt-Y

HAVE YOURSELF A SARAH PALIN CHRISTMAS

(sung to the Christmas song “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”)

Sarah Palin is far away
She’s out making some cash
This is Sarah Palin’s pay day
Just how long will it last?

Have yourself a Sarah Palin Christmas
Wink and blink your eyes
Leave the bus
And fly your jet up in the skies

Have yourself a Sarah Palin Christmas
Sign books to get paid
Take that dough
From people that you have betrayed

These are not like the olden days
These are golden days for sure
You don’t have to travel by bus
On your marvelous book tour

Come next year
Things will be even better
You’re the cat’s meow
You’ll still have the SarahPAC as your cash cow
So have yourself a Sarah Palin Christmas now

(These are not like the olden days)
(These are golden days for sure)
You don’t have to travel by bus
On your marvelous book tour

Come next year
Things will be even better
You’re the cat’s meow
You’ll still have the SarahPAC as your cash cow
So have yourself a Sarah Palin Christmas now

The Rats Are Fleeing the Sinking S.S. Palin

I'll Get You, Van Flein!

One of Sarah Palin’s most trusted advisers has just jumped ship. Attorney Thomas Van Flein is leaving Team Palin to work in Washington for newly elected Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar as his deputy chief of staff. This is a devastating blow to Palin because not only was Van Flein one of only four members of her inner circle, he was also the only Alaskan in that clique.

“I am pleased to have Tom Van Flein, with his experience and background, help me in D.C. with my District issues and the issues facing our country,” said Gosar. “As one of my trusted advisers, I look forward to working with him in Washington and ensuring that we listen to the American people and work to uphold the principles that make this country great.”

Many of you might recall that Van Flein was Palin’s personal legal counsel. He had a penchant for threatening to file frivolous lawsuits against any blogger or individual that was publicly critical of the ex-quitting, former half-term Governor. When push came to shove however, he usually folded like a lawn chair and failed to commence litigation. Van Flein has also been unsuccessful in his attempts to overturn the election results from November’s Alaskan U.S. Senatorial election so as to favor his client, Joe Miller. He has brought the issue before virtually every court in Alaska but he has lost each time.

Inasmuch as three national polls released last week reveal that Palin is unelectable to higher office, it is no wonder that Van Flein is the first rat to flee the sinking ship. Now the question is; who will be next? My guess is Bristol and then Todd shortly thereafter. Another question is; how long will it be before Sarah Palin publicly berates the traitorous Van Flein by means of either a Facebook post or a Twitter tweet?

Quote Of The Week:

“It does not scare me because I believe in the intelligence of the American public.”

- Oprah Winfrey responding to whether the thought of Sarah Palin’s running for President scares her.

In honor of the troops, please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune (if you are from Mars) and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.

Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exsGGdkgASY

DECK THE HALLS

(sung to the Christmas song “Deck The Halls”)

Deck the halls with quotes of Sarah
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Beehive hair and much mascara
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Don her “Arctic Cat” apparel
Fa la la, la la la, la la la
Doubts the words of Clarence Darrow
Fa la la la la, la la la la

See the blazing fool before us
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Brain tissue that’s really porous
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Palin seeks a life of pleasure
Fa la la la, la la la, la la la
Hawking books to boost her treasure
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Sarah wears her rimless glasses
Fa la la la la, la la la la
When she attends witchcraft masses
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Her supporters stick together
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Waiting out in the bad weather
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Sarah Palin 2010: Second Place Is For Losers

One tiring thing about the end of every year is those endless annual lists. You know, “The 10 Best (insert something here) of 2009″ or “The 10 Most (insert an adjective here) People of 2009″. How about every single radio station on earth’s “Top 500 Songs of All Time” ? Please give us a break!

That being said, we noticed one interesting end of year poll published this week. This was the USA Today/Gallup Poll released yesterday which named the “Most Admired of 2009″. The results of this particular poll reassured us that at the very least, the majority of Americans can choose a person with admirable personal qualities and place that person at the top of a list. As expected, many of the runner-ups are quite questionable but at least those persons at the top of each list are worthy of the title. Let’s take a look.

The most admired man is President Barack Obama who received 30% of the total vote. OK, that is easy to understand and defend in that he was elected in a landslide vote and is the leader of the free world. Things get a little koo-koo after that however. For instance, how could second place go to George W. Bush who was arguably the worst president in the history of our nation and who left office with a favorability rating in the low 20′s? Bush only received a meager 4% of the vote, but still? Even more startling was Glenn Beck’s fourth place showing with 2% of the vote. What sorry 2% of the American population actually admires that uneducated,  self-admittedly drug-addled, racist, cry-baby? Are Bush and Beck really deserving of more admiration than the Pope?

The most admired woman section of the poll was strikingly similar. It is heartening to realize that the majority of Americans recognize Hillary Clinton’s admirable qualities of decades-long public service and perseverance and consequently voted her into the top spot on the list with 16% of the vote. It is equally heartbreaking however, to realize that 15% of Americans deem Sarah Palin, the former ex-quitting governor of Alaska to be an admirable person. Honestly, what has the quitting, unemployed, uneducated, language challenged non-author ever done to be admired?

At Lynnrockets’ Blast-Off we believe that there is a  lesson to be learned from this poll. That lesson is that thankfully, the majority of people in this nation can think coherently and act accordingly, but there is a sizable and dangerous minority that lacks those qualities and consequently can be led like sheep to follow misguided leaders into effectuating foolish policy. Let us make it our New Year’s resolution to do whatever we can to enlighten those in the uninformed minority in the hope that more of our countrymen (and women) can participate more intelligently in the political process in the year and years to come.

NHL WINTER CLASSIC AT FENWAY PARK TODAY AT 1:00PM EST ON NBC

The big game is today. Check out this terrific photo of the Boston Bruins sporting their Winter Classic uniforms. The special uniform was not just some willy-nilly design. It has true historical significance. The Boston Bruins have won 5 Stanley Cups since their formation in 1924 (1928-29, 1938-39, 1940-41, 1969-70 and 1971-72). The uniform pays tribute to each of the decades in which championships were won. The traditional black of the uniform has been replaced with the brown that was worn during Eddie Shore’s roaring 20′s. The main gold of the jersey recreates the predominant gold worn during the 1930′s. The spoked “B” chest emblem has been modified to the style worn during the Bruins’ 25th season in 1948-49. Finally, the laced collar of the jersey is reminiscent of the Bobby Orr 1970′s. The Bruins are one of the “original six” NHL franchises and the team’s brass did a wonderful job of honoring the team’s tradition.

The opposing team for today’s game is the Philadelphia Flyers. They will be wearing a throwback uniform from 1974-1976, the two seasons when they won the Stanley Cup.


SPECIAL MESSAGE

Before we send you along to today’s song parody, Lynnrockets’ Blast-Off would like to thank all of you Rocketeers for stopping by the blog this year. Your comments and suggestions have not only been helpful in supplying subject matter for the songs, but they have also provided the incentive to carry on with this time consuming blogging experiment which started on May 13, 2009. We owe a special debt of gratitude to the folks over at The Mudflats (themudflats.net) because they not only initially suggested that we start this blog, but they also helped this technology challenged novice to get it up and running. Once again, thanks to all of you and we hope that you and your families and friends have a happy and healthy new year.

Now let’s get back to the fun!!!

Happy New Year to all you Rockateers !!!

In honor of the troops, please remember to click on the song link below so as to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s New Year’s song parody.

Auld Lang Syne song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acxnmaVTlZA&feature=related

OLD LAME WHINE

(sung to the Traditional song “Auld Lang Syne”)

Hope our acquaintance we forget
And never bring to mind
She has no patience nor a thought
Just Palin’s old lame whine

Just an old lame whine, my dear
Just an old lame whine
Palin is not done whining yet
She has an old lame whine

Pay no attention to what she says
And you will be quite fine
She’ll pout and lie and pitch a fit
And continue to whine

Sarah Palin has failed to learn
Earning an honest dime
And nobody will trust her word
‘Cept ol’ Thomas Van Flein

Just an old lame whine, my dear
Just an old lame whine
Palin is not done whining yet
She has an old lame whine

(musical interlude)

Surrounded by her brainwashed group
That cannot tell she’s lyin’
They will take her crap and eat it up
For auld lang syne

Sarah just loves to spread that fear
Amongst her right wing kind
And she’ll pontificate without a thought
In her old lame whine

Just an old lame whine, my dear
Just an old lame whine
Palin is not done whining yet
She has an old lame whine

Just an old lame whine, my dear
Just an old lame whine
Palin is not done whining yet
She has an old lame whine

Sarah Palin Is “Tripp”ed-Up In Custody Battle

Levi Johnston appears to have landed the last blow in his battle with Sarah Palin for calendar year 2009. It was recently revealed that Palin’s daughter, Bristol has commenced court proceedings in an attempt to secure sole legal custody over her son, Tripp. Tripp’s father of course, is none other than Levi Johnston. Unfortunately for the Palins however, things have not gone as smoothly as planned.

Although Bristol Palin is the named litigant, Her mother Sarah’s fingerprints are all over this court proceeding. To begin, Bristol’s lawyer happens to be Sarah Palin’s personal attorney, Thomas Van Flein. It can also be assumed that the legal fees, if any, are being paid by “Mama Bear” Palin inasmuch as it does not appear that Bristol is employed or has any stream of income. Finally, the court pleadings reveal that the Palin camp has attempted to have all court records deemed confidential and closed to the public as well as to have the litigants names redacted and replaced with pseudonyms. Secrecy of course, is a Palin trademark.

Father Levi however, opposed the secrecy and in a scathing affidavit filed with the court he alleged,

I know that public scrutiny will simplify this matter and act as a check against anyone’s need to be overly vindictive, aggressive or malicious, not that Bristol would ever be that way, nor that I would. But her mother is powerful, politically ambitious and has a reputation for being extremely vindictive, so, I think a public case might go a long way in reducing Sarah Palin’s instinct to attack.

The court agrees with Levi Johnston. On December 23, 2009 it denied the Palin clan’s request to use pseudonyms and ordered that all court records remain open to public scrutiny. We cannot wait for further public disclosure of the inner workings of the Palin family which should be revealed in the next few months. Are you listening, Court TV ?

In honor of the troops, please click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with the song parody.

Goldfinger song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MagCoUYvIXE

GOLD-DIGGER

(sung to the theme of “James Bond’s Goldfinger”)

Gold-Digger
She’s the gal, who’s hairstyle is a bit much
She’s stripped her clutch
Such a gold-digger
Signing books for dough while wearing a grin
It’s a win-win

Golden words Palin pours in your ear
But her lies will continue next year
Her voice resembles a cobra’s hisses
she’s got real bad breath…

That Mrs. – - – - Gold-Digger.
Sarah P. will do anything for gold
If truth be told

Palin’s mantra is hatred and fear
Blinking eyes, telling lies everywhere
To the soldier boys, Palin blows kisses
It’s the kiss of death…

From Mrs. Gold-Digger
Baby Trigg’s birth story remains untold
If truth be told
The story controlled
We were sold
Sarah’s bold
The story controlled
We were sold
Sarah’s bold.

Bloggers And The Blogging Bloggers Who Blog Them

From ozmudflats.wordpress.com

From ozmudflats.wordpress.com

OK, we could not wait any longer before commenting on this one.

This past weekend an un-named blogger broke a story about an un-named female former politician. The story was a good one and we hope it proves to be true, but until we can be certain of its veracity, all names will be changed to protect the innocent (and we use that term loosely).

It seems that said former female politician from a northern (and we mean really northern, wink, wink) state may be having marital problems. We were also informed by said un-named blogger that the un-named spouse of the un-named former politician may have pulled a gun on the un-named teenaged father of the un-named couple’s un-named pregnant teenaged daughter. It was also reported that that the un-named former politician may have illegally obstructed the prosecution of the un-named teenaged father’s un-named mother in her pending drug case. Finally, upon learning that the above stories were posted on the un-named blogger’s un-named blog, the un-named former politician instructed her un-named personal attorney to send a cease and desist letter to the un-named blogger and to threaten to have him served with a summons and complaint at the un-named bloggers place of employment, his kindergarten class.

Got it? Good. We will keep you updated as things progress and become even more clear.

Please click on the song link below to have more fun singing along.

Please Mr. Postman song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cxSAh-LFAM

MR. VAN FLEIN

(sung to The Beatles version of the song “Please, Mr. Postman”)

Wait, oh yes wait a minute mister postman
Wait, wait mister postman

Mister postman look and see
You got a summons in your bag for me?
I been waiting such a long time
Since I heard from Thomas Van Flein

There must be some word today
From Ms. Palin’s own attorney
Please mister postman look and see
If there’s a summons, to be served on me
I been blogging and waiting mister postman
So patiently
For just a call. I got his letter

Saying that he would be suing me

Please mister postman look and see
If there’s a summons in your bag for me
I’ve been waitin’ for Thomas Van Flein
To prove to me that he has a spine

Wants to serve me in class this time
For what she considers a crime
Kindergarten Cop makes her feel better
Palin will learn I’m not a bed wetter

Sarah Palin look at me
You shouldn’t hang out your dirty laundry
I’ll report it in my due time
Go tell that to Thomas Van Flein

You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
Wait a minute, wait a minute
You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
Check it and see, one more time for me

You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
Wait a minute, wait a minute
Mister postman
Deliver the letter, the sooner the better

You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
Wait a minute, wait a minute
You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
You gotta wait a minute, wait a minute
(repeat to fade)

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