Friday, April 6, 2012

Today Show: The name Palin and the words Prosititution Ring together on the screen

I didn't watch the Today show live on Tuesday, I set the DVR and recorded it.  Later on Tuesday, I watched some clips of the broadcast from the Today Show website. Sarah being cutesy with newspapers. Sarah being cutesy in Matt Lauer's dressing room.  Sarah has no new gags. She and they are getting old.

Nevertheless, I felt I should sit down and get the feel of how the show went from the point of a viewer who tuned in at the start. It's a morning show and as such, it doesn't expect people to be glued to the screen like it was the final episode of "Lost."  People come in at different times and stay for different lengths of time.  It's a show you might be listening to but not looking at while  shaving, making coffee, or organizing a briefcase.

There were people who never looked at the television but heard Matt Lauer ask Sarah Palin for her thoughts on Mitt Romney.  Those folks missed the subliminal message on the screen.  I captured it for them, and for you:

So, I'd like to ask Sarah if this was:

A)  The lamestream media showing a liberal bias

B)  An act of God

C)  Friends of Katie Couric exacting revenge

D) A coincidence

Sarah doesn't believe in "D." That one is in there because there is always one easy throw away in a multiple choice question.  Usually there is another answer that gets eliminated after just a wee bit of thought.  That would be answer "B" if you think like Sarah Palin.

No matter how it happened, the fact is, those words were going across the screen accompanying a Palin face and voice.   Subliminally that registered with who knows how many viewers.  Yay for you, Sarah!  Want to brag some more about how many people tuned in to WATCH?

The actual story running under Matt and Sarah has many parallels to the Todd Palin story. The biggest difference may be that it was a woman running the business instead of someone who walks around with a small, two-toned penis between his legs.

The Scottish-born Ms. Gristina,  a 44-year-old parent of four, has been charged with running a multimillion-dollar Manhattan prostitution ring, may have made millions of dollars during 15 years of arranging trysts,  and boasts of ties to law enforcement.  She pleaded not guilty and is in jail after a judge declined to lower her $2 million bond.

The accused claimed she had “connections in law enforcement” who'd let her know if charges loomed. The charges of promoting prostitution, stem from a five-year-long investigation by a Manhattan district attorney's office unit that pursues cases against police and other uniformed city workers.  A co-defendant has yet to be arrested and hasn't been identified. 

Ms. Gristina has a secluded home in a wooded area off Lakes Road in the town of Monroe, New York (The Town of Monroe contains three villages and its claim to fame is being the home of the original Velveeta Cheese factory, located in the Village of Monroe. )  The house sits atop a hill at the end of a long driveway. According to the Associated Press, "Several children's bicycles lay beside the driveway. A sign for “Nick's Pet Resort” was affixed to the door.   Property records indicate a limited liability corporation called 881 Lakes Road bought the house and 12.2-acre propety in 2000 for $305,000."

AP also reports that "Gristina has business contacts around the world, counts many wealthy people as friends and clients and was with an investment banker friend when arrested, having been to his Morgan Stanley office for a meeting to try to raise money to finance what prosecutors believe may be an online prostitution business. 

If convicted, Gristina, 44, could face up to seven years in prison."

Seven years. Hey, that would be enough for the world to move on and forget the Palins. One can only hope there is a parallel investigation going on in Wasilla, Anchorage, Seattle, etc. into the activities of Todd Palin and Greg West.

So, even if the story in the news feed was not about Todd Palin and his interstate prostitution ring, he is in the business, and he needs to look over his shoulder. He probably doesn't sleep well. Unless he takes some of his wife's meds.

But, dang! What's the media waiting for?  Shailey's book is out.  Cover it, people!  Even Sarah gets something right once in a while, like when she said the darned lamestream media is run by people who, as she said,  are limp, weak, impotent... 

"Those who are impotent and limp and gutless and they go on their anonymous -- sources that are anonymous -- and impotent, limp and gutless reporters take anonymous sources and cite them as being factual references," Palin continued. "It just slays me because it's so absolutely clear what the state of yellow journalism is today that they would take these anonymous sources as fact."

This doesn't exactly fit the Shailey Tripp story because she is not an ANONYMOUS SOURCE, the type that Sarah decries, but still, the mainstream media is loathe to carry the story of being coerced by the First Dude of Alaska into performing sexual acts on him and his "clients" in order to buy food (but not always diapers) for her two disabled babies.   Shailey's documentation appears to be factual,  too. But, Sarah has not once publically mentioned "Boys Will Be Boys: Media, Morality and the Coverup of the Todd Palin Shailey Tripp Sex Scandal," the memoir of a strong, single mom, raising two kids and working two, three, four jobs at once - one being a part of Todd Palin's prostitution ring.   Sarah loves "hard workin' single moms."  Ha! Life as Shailey Tripp certainly makes "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp" look like the fairy tale it really is.

Oh, and the "Volume One" designation on Amazon is not a mistake.  If you haven't bought Ms. Tripp's  book yet, I encourage you to do so asap. It will help Shailey accrue what she needs to publish the book in e-format and get it in front of a wider audience.  Which then will help her afford to publish Volume Two.  Press the purchase link and consider it a poke in the eye to Todd Palin.


Floyd M. Orr said...

Shailey let it rip in her latest post on her blog. She mentions several issues in addition to the prostitution ring, too.

Olivia said...

Thanks for this post. It is really important to start ramping up the interest in this issue. It can be done if everyone keeps it alive.

Cracklin Charlie said...


I gotta read that again!

Anonymous said...

Great post, Allison. Thanks.

I am with you and will continue this fight for exposure.

...Jes' gonna make it my hobby.


Anonymous said...

Wow- that is a GREAT catch there Allison! Actually, if you read the screen, aside from the weather, SP's name immediately precedes "..of running a multi-million dollar prostitution ring." :-)))

Also, too, if you want to head over to Floyd Orr's blog, you will see a very long and revealing comment by "Renegade Tiger" aka SP or her stenographer. This comment essentially admits that Todd was involved in a prostitution ring..and much more.

Conscious at last!

Anonymous said...

5 or 6 inches, which is how Shailey describes Todd in private email, isn't "small". It's average. And unless there's an odd pattern or abnormal color, a two-toned penis isn't too uncommon.

Just from my personal experience.

Anonymous said...


Be sure to send links to this post to TMZ, and Wonkette!

Anonymous said...

Renegade Tiger is OBVIOUSLY the troll who spouts nonstop at both Immoral Minority and now on Shailey's blog. Please don't believe a word of what they say. Their agenda is obvious.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ April 6, 2012 10:27 AM said...
"5 or 6 inches, which is how Shailey describes Todd in private email, isn't "small". It's average...
Just from my personal experience."

It's small if it's an erect penis. A non-engorged penis that inflates to 5 or 6 inches when erect is normally 3-4 inches. That's small.

A non-engorged 5 or 6 inch penis inflates to 8 or more inches, which is near an adequate porn-star size. Not a starring role, perhaps, but maybe a bit player... ;-)

Anonymous said...

are we really discussing inches? SRSLY?

Anonymous said...

10:27 a.m., are you Todd? Because who else would care enough to make this kind of comment?! You're letting all the allegations of pimping, sex trafficking, etc. slide but taking umbrage with less-than-flattering penis descriptions? HAHAHAHAHAHA

Jeanabella said...

Excellent catch!
Tweeted out several times.

shaytripp said...

Allsion, I had to devote a good hour to your blog and catch up on everything you've been writing on. You have been quite busy and hitting hard. You are very observant to catch the prostitution news banner across the bottom of the screen. I was going to watch and decided not to. I went a to a few websites and would see bits but I just couldn't watch it. I think Sarah Palin was set up. It seem slike they talked about all the topics that she needed to be called out on. It almost seems like a very clever joke. I am glad you are out there Allison! You are on to something, I know becuase of the kind of emails I got today and yesterday.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing to me how strong you are, Shailey, to put yourself out there. I'm sorry you have to put up with the dregs of humanity. You, too, Alison, as I'm sure you get your share as well.

Anonymous said...

Both of you courageous women, please keep up the diligent pursuit of truth! Your strength is inspirational.

Whoa, Baby! said...

If a two-toned penis isn't unusual, why haven't the rest of us seen one or ever heard about it? Yeah, that's what I thought.

Dis Gusted said...

"a two-toned penis isn't too uncommon."

neither is Herpes...doesn't mean it's desirable.

Stefanie said...

Perhaps "Two-Toned Todd" was using the "Austin Powers Swedish Penis Enlarger" incorrectly and damaged some blood vessels there also too. ewwww!

Great catch on the Today Show Allison, you are on fire! Love it!

Anonymous said...

This comment was posted in IM under the post with the photo of LJ/BP & Tripp:

AnonymousApr 8, 2012 07:44 AM
maybe Levi is tired of paying for his little brother? He pays for the first child born to Bristol that lives with unknown parents.

Silly Sarah married Levi and Bristol when they were 16 and new parents. Since that time she's hidden Bristol's first child, faked a pregnancy of a DS child, Bristol has two more kids - allegedy Tripp is one, and the DWTS kid is another.

Willow's child was born the end of spring 2011 and was passed off as Track's child.

Lots of babies around - none of them are Sarah's.

I am beginning to think there is some possibly valid information in this comment.

What do you all think?

Conscious at last

Allison said...

C@L - My first thought was that the marriage of Levi and Bristol might have been like the marriage of Track and Britta. No paperwork. No legal ties.

My second thought about the comment is that I can believe Bristol had a pregnancy at 16, Trig at 17, Tripp at 18 and a DWTS baby in 2010.

Track's baby girl is Britta's, though. Not Willow's.

So, those are my thoughts. I guess I'm with you - a possibility that there's some valid info here. Or just someone like us who looked a the same puzzle pieces and assembled them the same way.

Anonymous said...

@Conscious at last

I do remember there was a reported sighting early summer 2011 of Track, Britta and a infant. But it was never mentioned again after Britta's baby shower. Willow's child?

Not that I trust Tank, but he did swear he drove Levi and a child called Tripp, a one year old in spring 2008. Then Tripp #1's name could be on the custody / child support papers legally. And IM says he has pictures of Bristol pregnant in 2007.

Trig could easily be an adopted(?)fundie baby or Todd's illegitimate child. From Shailey we know Todd screwed around a lot and condoms are only 89% effective.

Rumors of a marriage between Bristol and Levi have been popping up for years. I can totally see $arah insisting on marriage to save face with the religious crowd, if found out. 16 yo was OK in Alaska, but too young to be palatable in national arena, so it was kept hidden.

Anonymous said...

"What's the media waiting for? Shailey's book is out. Cover it, people!"

It's a media blackout. Big media isn't going to cover it, nor are they going to cover Palin's badly faked 2008 "pregnancy."

They know very well that reporting on these tip-of-the-iceberg stories would not be good for their health, or the health of their families.

If you think we have a free press, you are simply not paying attention.

Anonymous said...

What does anyone think about the idea that "Levi is tired of paying for his LITTLE BROTHER?"

In other words, the commenter was suggesting that Trig or Ruffles is actually not Levi's child with BP, but his dad's child. This point has been made over the past three years by others. With all of the new information, it is beginning to seem like it might not be so crazy after all.

I don't know what to believe except that this is all quite complicated.

Conscious at last

Olivia said...

I remember a post on Mercede's blog that said something that hinted of a situation like this. I will have to do some research and see if I did a screenshot of it.

Liberal Bias said...

Oooh! Sure this should be known!

MapsofWorld said...

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