Tripped!

Bristol Palin has finally burst forth with abundant life, and his name shall be “Tripp”.  Yeah, that’s right — “TRIPP”:

The daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has given birth to a son, a magazine reported Monday.

Bristol Palin, 18, gave birth to Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston on Saturday, People magazine reported online. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Colleen Jones, the sister of Bristol’s grandmother, told the magazine that “the baby is fine and Bristol is doing well.”

Is it just me or is there something a little funny about a kid named “Tripp” who has a drug-dealin’ granny?  “Tripp”!?  HAHAHAHA!  I like it!  Captain Tripps!

Hell, I’d name the next three Flip, Flop and Fly!

48 Responses to “Tripped!”


  1. 1 Reality Bites Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 4:22 am

    “Colleen Jones, the sister of Bristol’s grandmother”

    Since Jones is directly related to Bristol herself, I wonder why they referred to her that way.

    “Hi JJ, I’d like you to meet my mother’s daughter.”

    “You mean your sister?”

    “Well if you want to be crude about it…”

  2. 2 Bruce Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 4:32 am

    JJ, What the hell time do you get up in the morning?

  3. 3 Q Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 4:33 am

    Maybe the 300 large paid for the pics will keep the new baby daddy around for a year..or two…maybe….

  4. 4 bcwaterboy Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 5:58 am

    Abstinence only sex education is only meant for those other people, not incompetent vice presidential candidates daughters.

  5. 5 pogge Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 6:14 am

    Hell, I’d name the next three Flip, Flop and Fly!

    Okay that deserves a reward.

  6. 6 JJ Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 6:54 am

    RB – I think a “grandmother’s sister” is a “great-aunt” isn’t it?

    “The sister of Bristol’s grandmother” sounds like a line from Chinatown.

  7. 7 JJ Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 6:59 am

    Bruce – Some nights I get sort of insomnia — I wake up, wide-awake up, every 2 or 3 hours. If I don’t get up, I read for awhile til I fall back asleep. If I get up, I surf the net. So sometimes posts appear at weird times 😆

    Fucking old age, the only good thing about it is I can say any whacked out thing I want and people just shake their heads and think “Menopause”.

  8. 8 JJ Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 7:00 am

    Q – I’m still wondering when they’ll come up with the REAL father… 😉

  9. 9 JJ Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 7:05 am

    waaterboy – Well, this is kind of where abstinence education leads: 17 years old and popping out first kid (“out of wedlock” — shrieeek!) by a self-identified “fuckin’ redneck” whose mom is (allegedly) the friendly neighbourhood drug dealer. Ding-dong! Hillbilly Heroin calling!

  10. 10 JJ Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 7:05 am

    pogge – Aw, thanks! I’m listening to it right now!

  11. 11 Reality Bites Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 8:19 am

    That’s right, although Americans often use grandaunt (as one word, like grandmother) as well. I learned that from a cousin who was raised in the US and became quite aware of minor vocabulary differences between what she’d picked up from her mother and heard from others. For example, Americans use cutlery to refer to serving spoons, carving knives, etc., not what you use to eat.

    When I was growing up I had an aunt only 12 years older than me (well actually she’s still only 12 years older than me), so she was a teenager when I was a young child. She explained to me that “Dora’s your great aunt, but I’m your wonderful aunt.”

    We have now had a deeper, more nuanced discussion of foreign affairs and family values than Sarah Palin has ever had in her life. No need to thankn me.

  12. 12 Reality Bites Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 8:24 am

    JJ – “Fucking old age, the only good thing about it is I can say any whacked out thing I want and people just shake their heads and think “Menopause”.”

    Except, of coure, for those who knew you before menopause who just shake their heads and think “JJ.”

  13. 13 JJ Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 8:31 am

    RB – “We have now had a deeper, more nuanced discussion of foreign affairs and family values than Sarah Palin has ever had in her life. No need to thank me.”

    Ain’t that the truth 😆

    “Except, of coure, for those who knew you before menopause who just shake their heads and think “JJ”.”

    That too 😉

  14. 14 JJ Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 8:36 am

    BTW, RB – I think Alberta Girl is mad at you for getting a few laughs at her expense. She may never come back.

  15. 15 Dr. Prole Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 8:59 am

    I’m surprised they didn’t name him Oops.

  16. 17 Reality Bites Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Not my blog, of course, but I have a hard time thinking of that as a bad thing. People who repeat talking points are ENDlessly dreary.

  17. 18 Reality Bites Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 9:36 am

    JJ, it appears that Alberta Girl has chosen a greener pasture on which to spread her fertilizer:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081229.WBSilverPowers20081229233801/WBStory/WBSilverPowers#comment2969935

    It went up this morning – so the facts that were pointed out to her last night were of no impact. She’s a pure and simple (in every sense of the word) troll.

  18. 19 Frank Frink Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 9:36 am

    SDr. Prole, Oops will be the name of the next one… as in ‘I did it again’ 😉

  19. 21 JJ Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    RB – “She’s a pure and simple (in every sense of the word) troll.”

    With a brain like a chicken on speed, apparently. She seems to have a lot of time for posting comments all over the place — which would be great, if she made any sense. I still don’t get this Iggy connection she keeps yapping about. Maybe I should go and read Kinsella before I criticize her, though.

    Or maybe not — I assume you’ve already read whatever it was Kinsella posted that got her in such a lather?

  20. 22 JJ Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    JAB – 😆 Poor Britney 😦 Actually, what am I saying? Nobody that rich & pretty has any right to be so fucked up.

  21. 23 Bruce Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    JJ, I’ve been doing the exact same thing with sleep lately, it’s driving me nuts, I can’t seem to get back into a regular cycle.

  22. 24 JJ Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Bruce – Yeah… its horrible… my circadian rhythm is all fucked up. I go to bed at a normal time, wake up at 2, stay up til 3, go back to bed til 5, get up again at 6 (if I have to work), or 7 (if I don’t) etc etc.

    I always end up being super tired all day, and usually have to take an afternoon nap (on my days off — on workdays I just stand behind the counter in a state of suspended animation all day). Speaking of which, it’s almost naptime 😦

  23. 25 Niles Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    It’s all the snow, JJ. Your system is trying to hibernate.

    Other than that, I have to note the naming of the baby is just following old family tracking habits where surnames (often of maternal families) are recycled into children’s names as ‘given’ names, sometimes as the only way to ‘preserve’ the name under the patriarchal anglo system. That evolution from surname to given name happens over and over again. Even if it didn’t, I find it a bit odd that people who are normally supportive of harmless differences are choosing to sneer at the dubbing done by the Palins.

    Not you in particular, JJ, since you’re finding the ironic hippy giggle in the coincidental word, just those that are managing to reach back into the staledated ‘hillbilly’ stereotypes for kicks at the clan. Disingenuous and exploitive as the Palin GOP circus has been of public trust, it’s been a wolf in ‘rural’ sheepskin, like any smug wardboss of past political control. They use everyone.

  24. 26 Reality Bites Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Kinsella barely wrote anything at all. It was a picture of Harper and Ezra, linked to the Globe and Mail story, headlined “HIDDEN AGENDA NOT SO HIDDEN”

    One could certainly argue that the link to Harper (and Ezra) is tenuous, but Brooney IS a member of his caucus AND a parliamentary secretary.

    But even if he’d written a long piece on it, the fact remains that Kinsella didn’t break this story and hardly has the readership of the Globe and Mail. The ONLY reason this story broke is because Brooney pushed it out there by giving an interview and writing an op-ed piece.

  25. 27 JJ Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Niles – Actually, the kids’ unusual names are one of the few things I like about the Palins. (It didn’t occur to me that the names could be recycled surnames, but there’s that too — that is an old tradition.)

    As for the hillbilly thing, most people don’t have a problem with rural lifestyles (I live that way myself). Palin just became so unlikeable so early in the campaign that people didn’t hesitate to grab the low-hanging fruit to criticize her. I still think she deserves a lot of criticism, but not for being a hillbilly.

  26. 28 JJ Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    RB – That’s it? He didn’t write anything about this secret caucus? Then WTF was Alberta Girl blathering about?? Jeezus, these people are brain dead.

  27. 29 Raphael Alexander Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Damn, I’m not trying to be cruel but… Naming “Tripp” should be considered a form of child abuse. No? How about Tula does the Hula from Hawaii?

  28. 30 Reality Bites Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    No, he really didn’t write anything at all. He drew his readers’ attention to a story alreay in the mainstream media, and made a little comment on it. This is just not a story that was pushed by Kinsella or any other Liberal.

  29. 31 J. A. Baker Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    and his name shall be “Tripp”

    Am I the only one who saw this and immediately thought of that awful woman who worked at the Pentagon and secretly recorded Monica Lewinsky’s “tale of woe?”

  30. 32 Bene D Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    We don’t know there has been a birth.

    Look at the AP story, they put they couldn’t confirm up in the first couple of graphs.

    Chuck Heath (Bristol’s grandfather) suddenly shut up after chattering away on grandparents.com and is referring inquiries to the governors office.

    People Magazine corrected the time/day of Tripp’s birth and changed the birth weight.

    Meantime AP completely mixed up baby Trig’s age.
    They are saying he is 7 months, he is at least 8 1/2.

    Now a People Mag exec is vehemently claiming they haven’t made a deal.

    I’ve never believed Trig was Sarah Palin’s kid, however I do think Bristol is a) either a new mom or b) going to be a new mom. If there was a birth, was she induced to cover up the earlier Trig story?

    What I find odd is the Alaska Governor Office Press Secretary was unable to make a common birth announcement – time of birth, weight, gender, location. How hard can that be? How can a PS screw up a birth announcement?

    And since when did this family decide this supposed birth was a family matter?

  31. 33 JJ Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    RA – “Tripp” isn’t bad. You should have seen what people were naming their kids back in the early 70s. “Moonchild Zen”, “Crystal Rainbow”, “Sunshine Hawk”… arrrrggghh.

  32. 34 JJ Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    RB – I saw it — it was just a picture of Harper & Bruinooge, and a comment. Such hysterics over diddly-squat! Somebody needs to ring Nurse Ratched and tell her it’s time for AG’s meds.

  33. 35 JJ Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    JAB – Linda Tripp! Omg, as usual IT ALL GOES BACK TO THE CLENIS.

  34. 36 JJ Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Bene D – “I’ve never believed Trig was Sarah Palin’s kid, however I do think Bristol is a) either a new mom or b) going to be a new mom. If there was a birth, was she induced to cover up the earlier Trig story?”

    You’ve been reading Andrew Sullivan! 😆

    Frankly, I’ve never believed that Sarah Palin was Trigg’s mom either. There are too many weird circumstances surrounding Trigg’s birth, like Palin flying all over the place after she started leaking amniotic fluid, etc. It’s one of those stories that *could have* happened that way, but if it did, it’s weird.

    The kicker for me is less fact-based and more of a maternal instinct-female intuition-gut feeling: just watching the many videos of Bristol with Trigg during the campaign, I had the overwhelming feeling that this was mother and child, not sister and brother.

    As far as baby Tripp goes, I guess we’ll find out in due course if he’s really been born or not (he was supposed to be born 10 days ago, so he’s already a little late). The Palin Saga goes on!

  35. 37 Reality Bites Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 4:00 am

    Oh my goodness, you’re right, it is Looney Brooney. That smarmy little smile made me think it was Ezcretia Levant and it would make sense for WK to use him to illustrate a story on Conservative sleaze.

  36. 38 JJ Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 5:09 am

    RB – It does look like Levant — I had to look twice for a second to make sure.

    While it would certainly make sense to have a picture of Harper and Ezzzz to illustrate Conservative sleaze, I’m not sure even Harper would want to have his picture taken with a nut like Levant. (OTOH, he’s had pictures with McVety and every other kind of wingnut so why not Ezzzz?)

  37. 39 Beijing York Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 11:28 am

    I don’t get the hold-up on the shotgun wedding?

  38. 40 Frank Frink Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    I don’t get the hold-up on the shotgun wedding?

    Simple. Babydaddy ain’t sticking around, never really had any intention of sticking around. He did go along with ‘the show’ during the campaign, but now that mcCain/Palin lost the election the deal is off.

    That and Babydaddy’s Momma’s little drug dealing problem.

  39. 41 JJ Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Beijing – I thought when this first came out, they were supposed to be getting married right after the election, before Tripp made his grand entrance into the world.

    They’re looking for someone to be the REAL father, I’m sure of it!

  40. 42 JJ Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    FF – Yep! Didn’t we have a pool on this a few months back?

  41. 43 Frank Frink Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    O/T and unsure where to post it, so this is probably as good as anywhere else.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, JJ!!!

  42. 44 JJ Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, FF!

    Got a gig tonight?

  43. 45 Frank Frink Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    I wish. It’s been a few years now since I’ve had a NYE gig. Always the biggest payday of the year for a musician.

    I’ll be heading out to Surrey in about an hour for a small, private get together/dinner party/celebration. 🙂

  44. 46 JJ Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Well, have a good time. But not TOO much of a good time 😉 just good enough.

  45. 47 J. A. Baker Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Happy almost new year, JJ! (I’ve still got about an hour to go…)

  46. 48 JJ Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Happy belated new year, JAB!


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