The pigs are flying!

September 10, 2008 at 2:27 pm 5 comments


Test Time!
When both sides completely stop talking about issues, ONLY snipe at each other and go effing nuts over  dumbass, bullshit, crapass common clichés – we have:
A. Less than two months until election day
B. All lost sight of what matters
C. No hope of educating the electorate
D. All of the above
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Sexy GILF Sarah Palin used the word ‘lipstick’ in her acceptance speech and suddenly any use of the word is off limits because it is somehow disparaging to her or her womanhood?
::: Ummm, like no n’ stuff? :::

Nutshell moment:
The phrase ‘you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’ll still be a pig’ has been around forfuckingEVER and is usually used to describe products, services, campaigns and so on that suck, stink, are putrid and won’t fly – no matter how fancy their packaging, message or delivery.

But, you know, that’s just how I’ve always heard it used.
I never checked the ‘Alaskan’ etymology.
::: neither did Big Mac :::

His Maverick Beefiness used it in a speech late last year in Des Moines, Iowa to articulate how he felt about his future running mate – HAHA, no, just kidding! He was referring to Hillary Clinton’s health care plan, silly! (graph 13 if you’re playing along at home):
“I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” he said of her health-care plan.

Now, acid flashbacks aside – my memory’s pretty good yet I can’t recall legions of outraged Dems accusing him or the GOP of likening Clinton to a pig … but – then again – they called her everything else in the book (and so did folks in her own party, if we’re being fair here) so it may have gone unnoticed …

But it does seem like folks have been puttin’ lipstick on pigs for a long time! Has it always about Her Alaskan Hotness??

…. hmmmm, let’s see! ….

Was it about her on November 2, 2004 when Vice President Dick Cheney used it?
“As we say in Wyoming, you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” Cheney quipped in a stump speech, referring to Her Supreme Sexiness – HAHA, kidding again!! He was referring to John Kerry and his assertions he would have been a credible war president.

Ok then … was it about GILFy on August 6, 2004 when an editorial in the New York Daily News used it? Page 46, Column 1:
“As in so many cases, the lesson here is that no matter (how?–ed.) much lipstick you put on a pig, you’ve still got a pig.”
::: Again, like no n’ stuff? :::

Ok, ok. You got me on that one, but what about November 16, 1985 – when the Washington Post used the phrase? Page 1, Column 1?
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15– KNBR, the AM radio station carrying the Giants baseball games, had raised $20,000 toward the construction of a new downtown stadium. The board of supervisors, reluctant to commit to such a project, asked if they couldn’t use the money to renovate Candlestick Park.
“That,” replied KNBR personality Ron Lyons, “Would be like putting lipstick on a pig.”
::: DENIED! :::

Man, this is HARD, y’all!

But it MUST have been about Her Sexy Snowyness with the March 24, 1995 use of the phrase in the New York Times … riiight? Page A22:
Representative Patricia Schroeder of Colorado called them “cosmetic amendments” and said: “It’s like putting lipstick on a pig. When you’re through, you still have a pig.”
::: No?? Again?!? :::

Well then – what about this even older reference from the Times on November 9, 1988?? Pages A1 AND A18:
And on “This Week,” Mr. Boehner said: “There was really no clear agenda for the year, And when there’s no agenda and there’s no real direction, what happens is you can’t–you really can’t have a message. You can put lipstick on a pig all day long, but it’s still a pig.”
::: Ummm, yeah – not so much there either :::

Ok, so none of those were about Hottie Granny but you can’t tell me Time Magazine is innocent!

Time Magazine was sooooo obviously gettin’ their lipstick-gate on when they published the History of the Electric Car – which is so CLEARLY about Her Ultimate Updo I almost can’t control myself:
Sticking a hybrid engine in a jumbo SUV is “putting lipstick on a pig,” says Ronald Hwang, vehicle policy director for the Natural Resources Defense Council, who argues that if GM is green serious, it should give up SUVs and build more efficient cars.

I know — like WOW, right?
Whew! I am so glad THAT is cleared up!

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Can’t anyone retire and mean it anymore? You see it

5 Comments

  • 1. leftcoastlibrul  |  September 10, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    I think Obama responded VERY well. It was exactly what needed to be said in response to a non-issue.

  • 2. Type Writer  |  September 10, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    “Putting lipstick on a pig” is such a well-known cliche, it’s even used in ad campaigns (“Okay, let’s put some lipstick on this pig and wheel it out there”). Apparently, the real difference between hockey moms and pit bulls is thin skin.

    TW

  • 3. Noni  |  September 10, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    YOU SAID IT!!

  • 4. Type Writer  |  September 11, 2008 at 1:10 am

    Right now, I’m watching Glenn Beck talk about what poor judgement Obama had to make the comment. I’m wondering at what point I fell through the rabbit-hole and entered Wonderland, because the Red Queen is busy redefining the English language as we know it.

    TW

  • 5. beyatch  |  September 11, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Glenn Beck is the devil’s mouthpiece


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