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WWSD? Elucidifying ‘Refudiate’: An Open Letter by Sarah Palin

Elisabeth Dickson :: Monday, July 19th, 2010 5:00 pm

My fellow liberty-loving, equality-respecting, multiple firearm-owning American patriots,

Hi there! Many of you liberal types have expressed disdainment and constervation over my usage of a certain “fake” word. I am referring, of course, to the word “refudiate,” which I used in the following Tweet: “Ground Zero mosque supporters, doesn’t it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate.” Many of you Chomsky-readin’, Lady Gaga-lovin’, cornhole-pokin’ blue staters have used this word as an opportunity to mock me, taunt me, and cast Aspergers on my intelligence. And many of you remain unsatisfied by my attempts to justificate the usage of this word when I later Tweeted that “Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. English is a living language. Got to celebrate it!” MORE »


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Julia Gillard Loves Clothes, Hates God: A Rundown of Australia’s New PM

Elisabeth Dickson :: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 4:26 pm

Julia Gillard was elected prime minister of Australia on June 24 at 9:00 AEST, twelve hours after leading a party revolt that ousted former PM Kevin Rudd from office. Gillard, 48, is the first female prime minister, as well as the first unmarried PM, in Australian history. As prime minister, Gillard pledges to cancel advertising campaigns for mining companies that are funded by taxpayers’ money, as well as pursue a shelved carbon emission trading plan that would require Australian polluters to buy permits for every ton of gas produced. MORE »