Oct. 25, 2008, 2:36 p.m. by Sam
Teenage Mutant Ninja Poodle
While looking at this picture, I got to thinking about Sarah Palin. Look at this poor dog. Forced to look like a ninja turtle. Not just any ninja turtle, but Leonardo, the _de facto_ leader of the group. This poor poodle doesn't look too happy about that. I doubt he feels equipped or ready to handle a leadership position, but, well, here he is, like it or not. There's a pit bull lipstick joke here somewhere. This morning I saw this [video](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCXqKEs68Xk) of Mrs. Palin talking about how silly it is for scientists to get funding to study something as silly as "fruit fly research in Paris, France," all the while doing that folksy little headcocking business. Way to play to the uneducated hicks who make up the vast majority of your voting base, ma'am. I also saw a clip somewhere of John McCain saying he wanted to end funding silly projects like "black bear DEE ENN AY" (with strategic pauses between DEE, ENN and AY to highlight the notion that it's all just made up hoo-ha). It really grinds my fucking gears when people think any research that isn't directly related to CANCER or something is stupid and a huge waste of money and effort. As if all scientists (especially biologists) are just a bunch of crazy kooks in lab coats, drunk on lab-grade ethanol, laughing in a menacing manner and studying bear DEE ENN AY. Give me a cotton pickin' break. Vote Democrat, if only for the reason that the Republicans want to squash funding for research they don't understand. Also, happy birthday, Paul.
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vince Says:

Nov. 10, 2008
I rage-voted for obama because of this.

lew Says:

Oct. 27, 2008
That dog has more mutant turtle experience than obama, biden, mccain, bush sr. and jr. and fdr rolled into one. i read that the french fly money was for usda facility to study crop pests. palin will stop sending money to france to study fly, and from now on drosophila is now known as a \"freedom fly.\"

Paul Stiverson Says:

Oct. 26, 2008
Keith Olbermann made an illusion to dog and pony show that she was dragged into unwittingly on [Countdown (Oct. 6)](http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/27057346#27057346) (Thanks Heather L. for the link). That is a really good video, if you have 11 minutes to kill—and who doesn’t—I suggest you watch it.

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