Update below the fold.

I know, I know, that can cover a wide variety of issues, and these days there seems to be no shortage of ones that would merit such a response.

But in this case, I am referring to Jack Stuef at Wonkette writing a particularly egregious piece directed at – wait for it – Trig Palin. Yes, Trig Palin, the Downs Syndrome baby of Sarah and Todd. It begs the question, what in the world could anyone have to say about any toddler that would be egregious, but especially a Special Needs child? Well, the headline of Tommy Christopher’s article at MediaIte gives you a hint:”Wonkette Editor Comments on Reprehensible Birthday Greeting to Trig Palin.”

First to a portion of Jack Stuef’s piece (and hey, I’m not linking to it, because he doesn’t deserve the traffic):

[snip] Today is the day we come together to celebrate the snowbilly grifter’s magical journey from Texas to Alaska to deliver to the America the great gentleman scholar Trig Palin. Is Palin his true mother? Or was Bristol? (And why is it that nobody questions who the father is? Because, either way, Todd definitely did it.)[snip]

What the hell is wrong with him? Seriously – what would make a grown (presumably) man attack a child this way just to get back at his parents for what, BEING? That “snowbilly grifter,” as he called her, is the freakin’ former governor of Alaska, and former VP presidential candidate – just what the hell has HE done that is anywhere NEAR that level of accomplishment? Apparently, nothing. And I say “apparently” because when you target a toddler for no reason other than his Special Needs status and who his parents are, well, you’re not exactly the cream of the crop. IMHO, that is.

Christopher’s response was pretty much along the lines of my own:

[snip] Hey, that’s really funny, calling Trig a gentleman scholar because he has Down Syndrome. And the speculation that Todd Palin may have raped his daughter? Pure comedy gold. You know what will be even funnier? The first time Jack Stuef runs into Todd Palin. That one practically writes its own punchline. [snip]

Uh, yeah. Now, Todd clearly has way more class than Stuef, and I am not an advocate of violence, but, wow…

And get this initial reaction from Ken Layne, Editor of Wonkette, in response to Christopher asking if this offensive post would be removed:

[snip] On whose account are you requesting that Jack Stuef remove a post mocking Sarah Palin’s well-documented use of her special needs child as a political prop? Is this coming from Mediaite? Which editor? [snip]

“Political prop”? How’s that again? She had him around her when she had ALL of her children around her. He’s her child, and was an INFANT at the time. If she did NOT have him with her, there would be charges against her for being a horrible parent, hiding her Special needs child, blah, blah, blah – you know there would be. She just cannot win for losing.

And really – they are pushing this meme that Bristol is really the mother?? What is wrong with these people?!

There are more exchanges between Tommy Christopher and Ken Layne, and you can click here to read the rest. Suffice it to say, it didn’t get any better (and really, it went downhill). There is still no sense of shame, or acknowledgment that this toddler should not be a target for “satire” or “humor,” since that is what they think Stuef’s post was.

Honestly, is there no line these folks won’t cross? Sure doesn’t seem like it, but I gotta say, going after a toddler, a Special Needs one at that, just to get at his parents, is plain wrong. Never mind the depiction of Palin – that was offensive, too. But this is way beyond the pale. There should be no place for this, either by the writer, or an editor who would defend it.

Again, I have to ask: what the hell is wrong with these people??

Update: Fortunately, many advertisers have pulled their ads from Wonkette. Seems some people DO still have a sense of decency and decorum, since Wonkette clearly does not.

Faithful NQ reader, Helenk, provided a link to an excellent piece at HotAir, “3 Reasons Why Wonkette Self-destructed By Publishing A Hit Piece On Trig Palin,” which included the video below:

Well said, Mr. Crowder. Thank you.

  • wodiej

    All I can say is anyone who would make fun of a baby has some serious issues with hate and anger.

  • cathnealon

    We need these foul Obamcrats to become as disgusting as possible-it’s the only way to wake people up-there’s always an undercurrent of eugenic sentiment in the way they attack Palin-why would they care about bashing a baby-they are descended from the same progressives that brought us sterilization laws, abortion on demand, population control,-

    The advertisers must know something about the American people that the the libs don’t – that there are alot of us who are sick and tired of this crap – and we can make a dent in their profits-

  • William L. Donlon

    Helenk:  Funny how the MSM treats a “Special Needs Child”  the way they have always treated Presidents, and are treating this President the way they have always treated a “special needs child”????

    At this rate Trig will kick his ass in 2012.

  • IADK3SLT guest only

    West Virginia, I’m sorry, but you have me laughing.  You sound about the same as in this house.  And hubby just grumbled at the tv when Jamie Lee Curtis came on, “you have the nerve joking about ‘retards’ when you sound like this” , she’s been a great attacker of Palin and I wish she would keep her “I’m a great marketer myself, so I know what I’m talking about’ pie hole SHUT.

    Yes, Republicans in Congress and in my state sure have been scaring me too.  But then the Dims show how disgusting and they are.

    There is no confusion as to why Republicans have been losing the generic polling of late.

    And it seems the only whay they’re going to straighten up is to realize, we is going to be throwing ALL THEIR ASSES OUT if they don’t shape up.

    Happy your roof landed! 🙂

  • West Virginia

    Night two of simmering over this.  My wife and I have been discussing how we are affraid of republicans in congress acting like the bad republicans we disliked when we were democrats (Now Independents)  We like the mean spirit of the “shout loud” liberals even less.  Tonight I told her about this story, and the Wonkedooles owe me for a new roof, for it just blew off the top of our house after my wife’s head exploded.

    I would tell you what she said but a whole post full of bleep bleep bleep would not make any sense.

    I own some political and government oriented websites that sell ads using Google.  The advertisers that canceled their ads are not the only ones who are going to go after these bastards.  Wonkette advertises their site on like minded sites.  I just changed the settings on my google advertizing control pannel to block those fuckwads.  I don’t want their money and I don’t want my sites sending visitors to them.

    I think if we wait for it.. four, three, two, .. yup.  The roof just landed in the neighbors yard.

  • Onofre’s arm

    Several more thoughts on the matter:

    We should be thankful for sites like wonkette, it helps to keep it’s readers from defecating in alleys, rummaging through dumpsters, and committing pedophilia. Thanks wonkette  🙂

    And Jack Stuef, through no fault of his own Trig Palin has an extra chromosome………………………………..what’s your excuse? 

  • IADK3SLT guest only

    sorry, youtube didn’t post
    Get your Grrrr on


  • IADK3SLT guest only

    Get your Grrr on.

  • IADK3SLT guest only

    Great work people.

  • IADK3SLT guest only

    Check out all the sponsors that dropped Wussettes.

    First of course was Pappa Johns,. Huggies then Vanguard,

    Now check these out.

    •Holland America Cruises:
    •Nordstrom: “
    •Reliant Energy:
    •Bob Evans:
    •Coldwell Banker:
    •Starwood Hotels:
    •Choice Hotels:

    Please go to the site to see the great comments these companies tweeted.


  • IADK3SLT guest only


  • Anita Finlay ("Ani")

    And remember that magnificent photo of Hillary in PA in 2008 in the primaries campaigning in the rain, gesturing toward the crowd, microphone in hand — pouring rain did not stop her from reaching her audience. She just put on a raincoat and did her thing.

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    Excellent, thank you, Helenk!

  • Katmoon

    I mean weasles, no wait maybe not, wee wee all the way home for those little piggies.

  • Katmoon

    I think I might mail a caopy of the article everyday to the remaining sponsors, and one to the weesles themselves, y’know, just for fun.

  • Katmoon

    I saved it yesterday, print screen of the whole mess.

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    Spot on, Noogan – I could not agree more. Well said!

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    Noonan, spot on comment – thank you. I could not agree more.

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    I completely understand, Katmoon. It was the kind of thing that makes one want to take a shower.

    And you are quite right – there is no need to try and convince an Obamphile of anything – they won’t ever believe you, or admit they were wrong.

    And, IALD, smart of you to get a PDF of it – because yes, we know they try to erase things like this…

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    Ani, well said. I am glad to hear that advertisers are pulling out from Wonkette. Nothing like money leaving to get the message across – there are some lines that should not be crossed, and when you do, there are consequences to your actions. Abt damn time, if you ask me.

    Absolutely, they would criticize Palin if she did NOT have her son with her. It is just nuts that they ridicule her for having her (then) infant son with her while on the campaign trail. Just where do they think she should have left him? And yes, then she would be a bad mom for hiding her Down Sydrome baby lest it impact her, or some crap.

    Just nuts…

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    Amen to that, Cathy. Well said.

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    Exactly, Babs. Being pro-choice does not mean one HAS to have an abortion, it means it is the woman’s CHOICE to have one or NOT. It is just insane the tack they have taken on this – attacking Palin for NOT having an abortion. Again, all I can say is, What the hell is WRONG with them???

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    I concur – well said, EllenD!

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    You nailed it, Ferd – that is exactly right. Rather than just request of Obama what EVERY other presidential candidate has had to produce, the Obamabots attack, demonize, harass, and berate anyone who dares ask for something as simple as a birth certificate, while going after innocent children. They have lost the edge.

    I never thought I would be glad to not be a Democrat any longer, but I gotta tell you, I am ashamed of my former party, and of who they have become.

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    Ah – well, that does make more sense.

    Still, what does it say abt these people that they would target a special needs child, and not see ANYTHING wrong with it? That is just immoral, IMHO.

  • PssttCmere

    Mr. Natura:  You are in Vegas?  Me too!!  Please don’t shoot me by mistake…. 😎

  • PssttCmere

    Mr. Natural….You are in Vegas?  Me too!

  • PssttCmere

    Ferd…..hmmmm maybe that athlete’s foot is truly gross?  lmao  😛

    “Say What You Will…It Feels So Good”


  • Lana

    A woman posted a poem for Trig at a Palin website. Here is Steuf”s response:

    “Oh, little boy what are you dreaming about
    A mother’s soft lullaby…the soft touch of her hand…the soft sound of her voice as she says “I Love You”
    Dream on little boy as the Angels stand guard”

    What’s he dreaming about? Nothing. He’s retarded.

  • ~~JustMe~~

    Opps, hanging!

  • ~~JustMe~~

    I guess with a face like that he has no mirrors haning in his dive!

  • oowawa

    That’s a good article, Noogan.  The theme of leftist misogyny dovetails with a horrific story from the 60’s by a woman who claims to have been raped at the instigation of William Ayers.  If anyone hasn’t read this, it is indeed a must-read.


  • oowawa

    That’s a good article, Noogan.  The theme of leftist misogyny dovetails with a horrific story from the 60’s by a woman who claims to have been raped by William Ayers.  If anyone hasn’t read this, it is indeed a must-read.


  • oowawa

    That’s a good article, Noogan.  The theme of leftist misogyny dovetails with a horrific story from the 60’s by a woman who was raped by William Ayers.  If anyone hasn’t read this, it is indeed a must-read.


  • oowawa

    And what a speech it was!  One for the ages . . .

  • oowawa

    Yes Ani–the “political prop” business gets me sick.  It was a similar kind of charge that got that nincompoop in trouble at MSNBC when he said Hillary was “pimping out” Chelsea.  What is a “political prop”?  Well, a really good example of a political prop would be the styrofoam columns that Thee One used to magnify his awesomeness.  People are not “props.”


    A good article on the stupidity of wonkette




  • Lana

    Everyone enjoy a pizza today. From Alaskans4Palin:
    “I am 100% thrilled that, as of this writing, 43 companies have joined Papa John’s Pizza, Huggies Corp., and Vanguard in removal of their advertising from that more than obnoxious website.”

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    Thank you for shariing your story. Many blessings on you and your family – lovely comment.

  • Noogan

    From a comment at Daily Caller, I was reminded of the hideous mindset of people like this “liberal” hell-hole, “wonkette.” A good article, but it will raise your blood pressure reading it:

    The Wilding of Sarah Palin


  • Noogan

    Good question, RRRAmy. I do not have an answer. It is just one of the most disgusting, sick, depraved things imaginable for someone to say. It is breathtaking. Honestly, I find it hard to even try to be cynical about it; after the language from the left against Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin and now, Michelle Bachmann, not to mention David Letterman’s moment of shame regarding Bristol Palin, and Leno’s disgusting and deliberate humiliation of Bristol Palin on his show [seating a psychopath who had said incredibly vile things on Twitter about Sarah Palin], I didn’t think I could be shocked by the utter depravity of Democrats. Yet here I am, rendered speechless by a new low in their depravity. 

    They are encouraged and applauded and incited by their media leaders: Chris Matthews, Olberfuck, Ed Shultz, and Lawrence O’Donnell. These people accuse Glenn Beck of incitement? Pullleeze. Beck is an amateur in comparison. The hatemongerers in the leftist media take discourse to new lows; their hangers-on at hell-holes like “wonkette” compete in a “race for the base” in political depravity. 

    Jack Steuf wins this week, but I suspect there will be a newer more vile entry in the near future. It boggles the mind. I count my blessings that I do not inhabit their craven minds. 

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    Thanks, Linda – honestly, when I read this, I just could not believe someone would sink to this level, all while being so arrogant, condescending, and completely without remorse. Just appalling…

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    Thank you, oowawa, and FLDemFem – beautifully said.

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    I know, CIndy – it really is remarkable the depths to which people have descended. To attack this child, this TODDLER, is reprehensible.

    And Madame, me, too – it serves them right that they are losing ad revenue. Sometimes, karma is immediate…

  • Sassy

    Mother’s Day is on May 8th. I’m sure Jack’s mom will be delighted by a copy of his article inserted in her Hallmark card!

  • IADK3SLT guest only

    I knew the weasels they are would also try to delete it, evidence of the bottom feeding scum eaters they are, if they didn’t just get praise from the liberals.  Notice, they tried every different tactic before deleting.  First blame Sarah herself, then claim it was supposed to be comedy, then they deleted it.

    So, I made a PDF so I will always have a copy, even AFTER they deleted it!