Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Which brings me 2 this point: wot riot mentality we have in this country. WTF?
"We luv Sarah!"
"Sarah is a breath of fresh air!"
"We h8 Sarah!"
"She isn't ready to lead!"
"Sarah's vagina should be the national vagina!"
"Sarah should be hidden in a cave until after the election!"
Disgusting. Do I need 2 remind ppl how many stupid people have run 4 elected offices & won? The current POTUS being 1? How soon we 4get. And this RR woman from the Freep, can suck it seeing as she comes from a town who elected not 1ce, but 2wce Kwame Midwest's Marion Barry Kilpatrick 2 office. If I were her, I would focus on the imploding rock pile she calls home aka Detroit, Michigan.
Here is my .02: I know ppl (& SNL writers) R xcited 4 Sarah's bout w/Joe Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Biden coz dey R mean spirited a-holes. That makes me
F u dnt live n Alaska, wot the hell has Sarah Palin done to you? Really???????? Tell me! Ur contempt & jealousy of her = so transparent I can clean it w/Windex. I can barely keep up with the Prayer List coz the venom is being slung from all sides. It's sickening. Stick 2 the issues, ppl - stop focusing on petty things like interviews and things she sez during public appearances. That shit dnt matter. STOP SPREADING LIES AND MYTHS AND SEEK OUT THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT SARAH'S AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The more people h8 on Sarah, the more m reminded of how u all treated Britney. Look what it did 2 her! She is just now recovering. I dnt want 2 c Sarah eating Cheetos & getting her head shaved. I dnt want her 2 lose her kids 2 The Todd, or drop Trig in public. But dis is wot will happen f u keep harassing her & attacking her.
Leave her alone!
On April 29, 14 black leaders in Alaska, including prominent ministers, NAACP officials, and community activists, met with Palin to voice their complaint over
minority hiring and job opportunities. During the meeting she allegedly said that she didn't have to hire any blacks. Even more damning, she purportedly said that she didn't intend to hire any.
Wow and I thought Governor David Paterson was the only crazy Black accusing Sarah of racism. How can she be racist? The Todd is part Eskimo or some shit and her hairdresser is gay. Yeah, nice try. Like learning about other countries, or boring policy matters, Sarah does not have time to be racist. She just doesn't have the inclination to hate people based on skin color. She doesn't care about your ethnic heritage because she doesn't care about you. It's that simple. To claim that she's being racist is so groundless that it proves how racist you are for making such an accusation.
"Palin filibusters. She repeats words, filling space with deadwood. Cut the verbiage and there’s not much content there."
"If BS were currency, Palin could bail out Wall Street herself."
Check out the video: um, could she be more sexually aggressive? If the interview went any longer, she would have flashed him and went for his crotch.
She lustily asks him what he thought about Sarah's RNC speech and he dutifully says it was "good", great, even. He deflects her come-ons with one-word answers showing the world how much he loves his wife. Note the love between the high school sweethearts when he talks about how Sarah said "thank you" after he told her she did good. That is solid as a rock stuff.
She is fascinated by the raw power that he has as First Dude of Alaska and possibly the First Hunk of America. He practically has to beat her off with a stick when they are walking around outside.
I won't pray for Greta, because nothing can save this Jezebel. She just better watch her back. There are several things that you don't mess with: her family, her gun or her man. Strike one, Greta. STRIKE ONE.
Friday, September 26, 2008
To their surprise, some nimrod intern or staffer told them that a: In case they didn't notice, Sarah was in fucking NYC meeting with world leaders, so she sorta isn't um, HERE; and b: maybe they should just mail the letter. Like anyone who just shows up unannounced (and I'm sure without a gift basket of assorted cheeses or even a danish tray), they were turned away. Now, they have their mom jeans in a pinch because they got dissed and they want people to sign a petition demanding that Sarah address these issues.
Attention MomsRising, in case you were too busy clipping double days coupons for the local sale at Penny's and packing organic carrots in your little Blake's snack pack, you should take note that John McCain is running for President and you should be asking HIM about these issues, not just Sarah Palin. Do not use your Mommy Status as some disguise for your political action committee.
Fuck you for hijacking issues that affect all people and turning it into another laundry list of petty petitions presented by lily white women.
I can't tell who is crying more loudly: you or your babies. Now, go throw on some blush - your kid needs to be picked up from oboe practice.
Let's just start off with the obvious: Sarah looked fabulous in her interview with Katie Couric. Fabulous. Now, I'm not mad at Katie for asking retarded questions during the interview. To be honest, I'm getting nervous.
Reading the transcript, then watching the interview made me begin to question Sarah. Then, I realized it's not her, it's the people preparing her for these interviews. They should all be fired. She keeps coming off as rehearsed versus prepared and I know Sarah can do better than that. She is more than a soundbite machine. And I know it's hard to be in a situation where you know you're prettier and smarter than the person you're talking to, but you have to be nice to them anyway.
This interview also got me thinking about why people aren't hitting Joe "Talk First Think Second" Biden these same hardball questions. What gives? Why isn't The Todd out and about a la Jill Biden to support his wife's candidacy?
In short: why is everyone against Sarah all of a sudden? Why all the hateration? Stop asking her why she thinks she is ready to be veep - accept that she just knows that she is, dammit. Stop bringing up that Russia comment. Stop asking her about the shit that honestly most veeps don't fucking deal with. How many people have asked her about domestic issues? What she thinks about education? Healthcare? Shit like that? Why are we asking her about what John thinks about the economy? She doesn't know, go ask him!
I think Sarah's best response in the whole interview was this:
Couric: In preparing for this conversation, a lot of our viewers … and Internet users wanted to know why you did not get a passport until last year. And they wondered if that indicated a lack of interest and curiosity in the world.
Palin: I'm not one of those who maybe came from a background of, you know, kids who perhaps graduate college and their parents give them a passport and give them a backpack and say go off and travel the world. No, I've worked all my life. In fact, I usually had two jobs all my life until I had kids. I was not a part of, I guess, that culture. The way that I have understood the world is through education, through books, through mediums that have provided me a lot of perspective on the world.
Bamn! Way to call out those classist, wine sipping bastards, Sarah! This is what most Americans would say, too. MOST Real Americans also don't gallavant around the world. We learn about shit watching PBS and reading old National Geographics from church rummage sales. Sarah once again reflects how Real Americans live their lives. Why would the Governor of Alaska go all over the world when her job is leading her state? If she spent all her time travelling internationally, the people would attack her for ignoring home. Remember the Mccain motto: "Country First". That is what Sarah has done all her life.
I just want Sarah to be interviewed by someone not trying to earn more publicity for their station, one that won't be condescending and leading. I want her to be interviewed by someone who comes knowing that she is as viable as Biden and doesn't attempt to create an hostile environment. Is that too hard to ask?
File this under the Thanks, But No Thanks File along with all the housewives demanding that Oprah have SP on that glorified informercial she calls a talk show.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Who knew the day would come when Pakistani leadership would have better things to say than 1st Lady Bush Part 2?
Sarah continues to take NYC by storm with The Todd doing Daddy Duty with Trig and Willow and Piper. Upon shaking her soft and supple hand, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari gleefully remarked that "he now understood why so many in the U.S. "are crazy about" her.
Conversely First Lady Laura Bush loses all decorum and blathers this mess:
Laura Bush told CNN that she thought Palin had "a lot of really good common sense" and commended her executive experience. Asked if she thought Palin had sufficient foreign policy experience, the first lady said: "Of course she doesn't have that. You know, that's not been her role, but I think she is a very quick study, and fortunately John McCain does have that sort of experience."
Um. Why are people even addressing her and talking to her about things she doesn't understand? You want to ask her about her slutty daughters, children's books or being married to a monkey? Fine. Asking her about the Glory and Grace that is SP? Um: Big Mistake. Huge. Laura is so unwound and crazy - you can never trust her near a microphone. Her jealousy is so apparent in this comment. It's sad, really, when you think about it. Like, her life sucks and the only thing that makes her feel better is hating on someone younger, more beautiful and smarter than her.
I'm not saying Laura "Trim Your" Bush is ready for a prayer, but she's one comment shy of The List.
"What are you studying this semester?"
"Man, I got Sarah-tistics. I can't figure out the math on this earmark. What about you?"
"I'm taking Palin-osophy. My study group and I are discussing what happens if one makes a decision and does blink. Would the world end? I'm also taking Palinish as my foreign language elective. My Palinish name in class is Krinkle Bearcat."
Before my wildest dreams become a reality, take the Palin-tology Quiz and see how you rank on Sarah subjects. I took this quiz and with a little bit more cramming, I will be on top of my game.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
After some back and forth with the subject some pool reporters were allowed to smell the Essence of Sarah before the private meeting began. Here is what was captured before her and Karzai got down to brass tacks:
An exchange clearly heard above the clicking of cameras involved Karzai's son, born in January 2007.
"What is his name?" Palin asked.
"Mirwais," Karzai responded. "Mirwais, which means, 'The Light of the House.'"
"Oh, nice," Palin said.
"He is the only one we have," Karzai said.
Was that some sort of snub towards, Sarah, Mister Karzai? What do you mean "he is the only one we have"? Of course most people feel inadequate when first meeting Sarah, so I can understand if the context of that statement meant "My wife is not as fertile as you,". Personally, I thought all men from his country had a shitload of children. Guess I was wrong.
Notice that Sarah doesn't openly mock his child's weird name. She diplomatically says "Oh, nice," which shows you how merciful and gracious she is. Can you imagine if that was Laura Bush sitting there when he said that??
There is word Sarah Palin will grace the presence of pop musician Bono in the coming days. She will be able to enlighten him on ways to use his fame to advance missions of peace and AIDS awareness. I'm guessing he will also be presenting her with framed lyrics of the song he wrote about her.
Monday, September 22, 2008
But, no. Feminist anger against Sarah has exposed the fact that feminism is not about women's success and achievement. If it were, feminists would have been bragging for years about self-made women who are truly remarkable achievers, such as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, or former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, or Sen. Elizabeth Dole, or even Margaret Thatcher. Feminists never boast about these women because feminism's basic doctrine is victimology. Feminism preaches that women can never succeed because they are the sorry victims of an oppressive patriarchy. No matter how smart or accomplished a woman may be, she's told that success and happiness are beyond her grasp because institutional sexism and discrimination hold her down.
Yes, Condi, Liz, Carly and Margaret are true bastions of feminist accomplishment. I admit that I have on more than one occasion asked that their Vag Cards be revoked, but now looking at things differently, maybe Phyllis is right. These women have worked to get to positions of power, status and wealth. What is so anti-feminist about that? Instead we hail leaders like Golda Meir, Mother Theresa, Gloria Steinem and Carol Mosely Braun as feminists for their work to eradicate racism, poverty and violence. How biased.
Feminism is all about the Blame Game. Somehow men, who control politics and the economy are the root of what is wrong with society today. Yes, it's always The Men who rape women and start wars. Look at all The Men who are in cabinet positions and heads of state. How narrow has our view become, ladies.
Feminists convey a notion of entitlement, as though they deserve special privileges today because of wrongs in past years that no one any longer can remember, such as women not having the right to vote. The bad attitude of victimhood is indoctrinated in students by the bitter feminist faculty in university women's studies courses and even in some law schools. Victimhood is nurtured and exaggerated by feminist organizations using their tactic called "consciousness raising," i.e., retelling horror stories about how badly some women have been treated until small personal annoyances grow into societal grievances. The feminists resent Sarah because she's the exact opposite of Hillary Clinton. When the liberal media sharpened their knives against Sarah, some chivalrous McCainiacs cried foul about media unfairness, but we didn't hear any whining from Sarah. Sarah has been successful because of hard work and perseverance, not because she's a woman, and she's not going to pull any crybaby act now. Sarah didn't need any Equal Rights Amendment, which Hillary is still promoting even though it was declared dead by the Supreme Court 26 years ago.
Exactly. Sarah has transcended her gender and succeeded. Sarah didn't need a small town to be a big fish, she could have been elected Mayor of New York City for chrissakes. And, Phyllis is right: all those horror stories of slavery, back alley abortions, the denial of voting rights and rampant acceptance of domestic abuse - while important parts of HISTORY - just aren't that bad today. At least not for me. I believe Phyllis when she says this because she was like, totally alive when women finally got the right to vote.
And Gloria Steinem is a whiner. (See Prayer List)
Kudos to Phyllis for pointing out the B.S. that women who are just plain jealous of Sarah are using in their hate campaign against her.
This group agrees that the endorsement was a slap in the face to vaginas everywhere:
The New Agenda is concerned that NOW's recent endorsement of Barack Obama leaves many women in this country out in the cold," the nonpartisan nonprofit group said in a release Friday. "The endorsement seems all the more puzzling given the fact that the Republican Party is running its first female candidate for Vice-President, Gov. Sarah Palin, and the Green Party is fielding its first all-woman presidential ticket with Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente."
Exactly. This isn't about the issues, this is about a chromosome, dammit and obviously NOW doesn't get it.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
In this article by the WaPo, the things that I admire most about Sarah are center stage.
It was three days before the legislature was to go home, and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was frustrated. The state Senate was thwarting a reduction she wanted in the fee for business licenses. So the governor's aides culled records at the state Department of Commerce for the e-mail addresses of nearly 23,000 Alaskan business owners.
Using the addresses, Palin sent a mass "special message" with her official portrait, the state seal and a backdrop of snow-rimmed mountains. "I urge you to contact your senator TODAY," she wrote, enclosing the phone number of every member of the state Senate.
Lawmakers and other critics were livid. The governor, they complained, had misused state records, violating people's privacy and flouting an ethics rule that forbids Alaska's state employees to use information to which they have access for personal or political benefit. Palin insisted she had done nothing wrong. And the legislature reduced the fee.
In response to complaints about her e-mails to business owners, Palin insisted that the Commerce Department records are public. "You just pick up the phone and ask," she told a news conference the day after this year's legislative session ended.
The result: license fees reduced by 50%. Sarah circumvented bureaucratic barriers and stood up for the Little Guy. And it worked. It's a style of governing called Getting Shit Done. I would argue that if more executives ran their states in this matter, the country would be an entirely different place. Another example of Getting Shit Done methodology:
A typical dispute occurred in January when Palin asked to deliver her State of the State address on the legislative session's opening day at 6 p.m., an hour earlier than the custom, because she had to catch a flight to attend the graduation of her eldest child, Track, from boot camp. When Green, the state Senate president, said the request would conflict with the chamber's schedule, the governor's office threatened that she might deliver her speech only to the House.
In the end, the legislature and the governor agreed on a 4 p.m. start for her 25-minute remarks. Still, Palin called a local radio show to express her displeasure. The
host, Bob Lester, sided with her. He twice said that Green, a survivor of breast cancer, was "a cancer" on Alaska's progress, and he called her a bitch. On an audiotape of the show, Palin is heard giggling at the expletive.
So what? She has a sense of humor. These people were being assholes: her son was graduating from boot camp for chrissakes. Renew your minds, people.
Bipartisan chorus of exultation:
"She has an incredible pulse on the public will," said Bruce Botelho, a Democrat who is mayor of Juneau, the state capital.
"She tends to . . . create a situation where legislators are cornered -- going against her would be political suicide," said John Bitney, who grew up with Palin, was her campaign policy director and became her first legislative liaison.
For all those women concerned about Choice:
Yet Palin has been less ideologically pure than the public image she has cultivated. An avowed fiscal conservative, she has increased state spending by about one-fifth since taking office. An ardent opponent of abortion, she did not fight for measures requiring parental consent and banning the procedure opponents call "partial birth" abortion -- bills the legislature ultimately defeated.
Sarah doesn't have time for bullshit pomp and circumstance. She's an avid multi-tasker:
Still, Palin struck some lawmakers as curiously detached from the process. In early March 2007, she invited the state Senate's leaders to her office for a preview of the pipeline legislation. To the astonishment of the five senators and their aides, she barely said a word for the hour. As staff members explained her signature plan, the governor was preoccupied with her two BlackBerries. "It was so bizarre. We all talked about it afterwards," said a legislative source, one of three participants in the meeting who recounted the governor's silence. "We all said, 'What was that? Was she even paying attention?'"
Haycox summed up a common criticism of Palin: "She seems as if she is incurious about the mechanism of government."
Haycox: ever heard the term "curiousity killed the cat? Yeah. Sarah doesn't need to be involved. She thought it up and has the right people on the execution end. There is nothing wrong being The Idea Person. Also, it's totally OK for politicans to shut the fuck up every once in awhile. Sarah didn't need to dominate the conversation just because she's the Governor. She's humble like that.
Furthermore, Sarah is not big into personal allegiances. Take this example:
Shortly after Palin took office, state senators were in an eight-hour ethics seminar when the new governor called an 11 a.m. news conference to unveil her ethics bill, borrowing from ideas Democrats had advocated for years, recalled Senate President Lyda Green (R), who represents Palin's home town and quickly became a nemesis. With the senators tied up in their training, the only people who stood with Palin before the cameras were a former Republican U.S. attorney and a former Democratic lawmaker. The news conference foreshadowed a pattern: Time after time, Palin's pursuit of her goals would trump her allegiances.
She's goal-oriented. What is so wrong with that? She's here to serve the people, not the Senate that represents the people. She's also outspoken. Apparently people have a problem with this since she has a vagina.
Last month, just before a vote on a ballot initiative to strengthen environmental restrictions on the proposed Pebble Mine -- an enormous project critics say would damage salmon-rich Bristol Bay -- she broke with a long tradition in which Alaska governors have not taken public positions on such citizen initiatives and announced that she opposed it. She had not alerted Rick Halford (R), an influential former state Senate president who had helped her get elected and had been an informal adviser -- and who was a leader of the pro-initiative forces. It failed.
Effective. Bamn. Next, Sarah not only trims the fat off her body, but the state budget as well:
After her first legislative session, she stunned allies by using her line-item veto to make unprecedented cuts in capital budgets for projects in their districts -- $231 million in all -- a particular surprise in a time of large budget surpluses.
"I remember when we were crafting the budget, there were discussions: 'Where is the governor at? What does she want the total size to be?' . . . We could never get a firm answer from her," Wielechowski said. And then, he said, she "whacked . . . without warning, really."
Wielechowski had been one of two Democrats who, incurring the anger of their party caucus, had spoken out forcefully on the Senate floor to support Palin on the pipeline and on an oil tax increase she also pushed through. But the governor cut capital funds for his Anchorage district, he said, by 95 percent. He was startled to discover that, at the same time, she had approved money for a kitchen in a sports complex in Wasilla and for bleachers and stadium lights at high schools just outside her home town.
Wielechowski is just jealous and now he has no Democratic friends. He thought it was going to be tit for tat back scratching, but this not how SP operates. Secondly, what's wrong with a kitchen and new bleachers for the kids? I've seen worse use of public funding.
I just don't get how anyone cannot see how fucking awesome she is. I mean, really. Who wouldn't do shit her way if they were in her peep-toed shoes?
“No, she is an instinctively effective candidate with a compelling story and I think it was exciting to some that she was a woman that she is from Alaska,” Clinton said. “And she grew up and came up in a political and religious culture that is probably well to the right of the American center but she didn’t basically define herself in those terms. She said ‘this is where I am from, I am not going to impose this on you, this is what I want to do that I think we can all be a part of.’”
He added: “She handled herself well so no, I wasn’t surprised. I think that you know I disagree with them on many issues and that’s why aside from my party affiliation I would be for Obama and Biden anyway but I get why she has done so well. It would be a mistake to underestimate her…her intuitive skills are significant.”
I think it was easier to get praise out of him for Palin than it was for Obama. In my heart-to-heart with Senator Clinton last week, I did allude to some concerns the public has about Bill's potential attraction to Sarah. (It's not his fault, of course, this is SP we're talking about) I think this little snippet here confirms those suspicions.
Carly Fiorina, a key surrogate for John McCain on economic issues, said on Tuesday that Sarah Palin does not have the experience needed to run a major company like the one that Fiorina formerly headed.
"Do you think [Sarah Palin] has the experience to run a major company,
like Hewlett Packard?" asked the host. "No, I don't," responded Fiorina. "But you know what? That's not what
she's running for."
You're right, Carly. That is not the position she is running for and clearly you couldn't do it, either. Let me translate what Carly was trying to say:
"I wish I were as pretty and fulfilled as Sarah."
"This woman hates women," the singer said. "She is not a feminist. She is not the woman that's going to come behind Hillary Clinton and do anything that Hillary Clinton would've been capable of ... I can't imagine overturning Roe vs. Wade. She's not of this time. The woman terrifies me."Pink, an animal rights activist, suggests
creatures other than humans should be just as scared of Palin: "I can't imagine shooting a wolf out of a helicopter."
I can. And it sounds fabulous.
Pink, who is no feminist herself, whoring around in videos and on a MTV stage near you needs to go back to frying her hair and wearing hellicious clothing. Just looking at her makes me want to go and get checked for an STI.
Wow. I mean knowing this nasty secret may actually change how I feel about Sarah. The Huff Post reports that Page Six said that someone told them Sarah's style team urged her to buy a $2,500 jacket for her nomination acceptance speech in St. Paul.
Um. How much did Barack pay for his suit for his speech at the DNC? I highly doubt he got it at the Men's Warehouse.
It was the friggin' RNC for chrissakes! I would have splurged, too, dammit. Try focusing on real news.
They even provide "before" and "after" pictures. One of which is SP in the grocery store and a pic of her at the RNC. (She looks Glorious in both.) Um, how many women do you know dress to the nines to go to the grocery store with their newborn baby?
Hey, Huff Post: Barack's balls are calling. They miss your mouths all over them.
I don't find abortion funny, Mr. Stanhope. Secondly, you leave Bristol out of this. Your lame attempt at humor devalues the right of choice and access in this country, makes light of a PRIVATE FAMILY SITUATION and makes a victim out of an innocent person. I guess I shouldn't expect any less from a man whose career includes hosting this piece shit television series. I've puked better things after a night of binge drinking and free taco buffet at a Mexican restaurant than that show.
Stick to making jokes, not judgement. You will be prayed for because I don't know the when or the how, but I know that Sarah and First Dude are coming after you with a venegence.
Did you find the pictures of her kids amusing? I hate you. Are you going to break into anyone else's personal email? Gonna steal Rack Rack's Blackberry? Snatch Cindy's purse next time you see her in public?
You're a criminal. You are no hero. The only scandal you are uncovering is yourself. And for that, we will pray for you.
Sarah was in Ohio spreading her awesomeness around. While here, she was asked about the federal bailout of AIG. Her exquisite and poignant response?
I'm running out of ink keeping up this is
"She doesn’t have any foreign policy credentials," Hagel said in an interview with the Omaha World-Herald. "You get a passport for the first time in your life last year? I mean, I don’t know what you can say. You can’t say anything."
"I think they ought to be just honest about it and stop the nonsense about, ’I look out my window and I see Russia and so therefore I know something about Russia,’" he said. "That kind of thing is insulting to the American people."
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
(As The Times reported recently, in 1995, Palin, then a city councilwoman, told colleagues she had seen “Daddy’s Roommate” on the shelf of the library and did not approve. The Wasilla Assembly of God tried to ban “Pastor, I Am Gay” by Howard Bess, a liberal Christian preacher in nearby Palmer.)
In its brillance, the blog outlines why Sarah is indeed a feminist choice. She ignores left-leaning rationale such as public documents and first hand accounts to get to the root of who....the essence....of Sarah Louise Heath Palin. She lambasts Prayer List Members with the same vitirol of The Palin Effect. She beautifully re-posts columns written by other Palinites with such grace and eloquence. I'm proud to share part of the blogosphere with her.
Indeed, sister, stand up and SHOUT for women everywhere in your praise for The Every Woman!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
However, while there is an awesome picture of Sarah, THERE ISN'T ENOUGH ABOUT SARAH ON THE WEBSITE. Where is the bountiful praise and adoration? Why is there all this dribble about McCain and Hillary. Who cares?
This site severely lacks SP goodness.
Palin's statements date to her 2006 gubernatorial run. In July of that year, she completed a candidate questionnaire that asked, would she support funding for abstinence-until-marriage programs instead of "explicit sex-education programs, school-based clinics and the distribution of contraceptives in schools?"Palin wrote, "Yes, the explicit sex-ed programs will not find my support."But in August of that year, Palin was asked during a KTOO radio debate if "explicit" programs include those that discuss condoms. Palin said no and called discussions of condoms "relatively benign.""Explicit means explicit," she said. "No, I'm pro-contraception, and I think kids who may not hear about it at home should hear about it in other avenues. So I am not anti-contraception. But, yeah, abstinence is another alternative that should be discussed with kids. I don't have a problem with that. That doesn't scare me, so it's something I would support also."
Sure, she initially said in a 2006 gubernatorial questionnaire that she supported abstinence-only education. BUT she changed her mind a couple of weeks later. Just like she changed her mind about global warming. Yet again, excercising CHOICE.
I guess that isn't good enough for haters like Kim Gandy and Cecile Richards. Or even Leslee Unruh, president of the National Abstinence Clearinghouse and campaign manager of the Vote Yes for Life effort. Spews Leslee: "I don't think it's clear. It seems disjointed to me."
Surprisingly, a couple days later (and perhaps after a fulfilled prayer request for her soul) she clarified her hate language and said this: "I support her in every way."
Way to get back on track there, Leslee.
Make some room on the
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Obama's campaign fires back with this statement from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz:
"Sarah Palin should spare us the phony sentiment and respect. Governor Palin accused Senator Clinton of whining and John McCain laughed when a questioner referred to her by using a demeaning expletive. John McCain and Sarah Palin represent no meaningful change, just the same failed policies and same divisive, demeaning politics that has devastated the middle class."
Joe Biden, who stepped over Hillary's dying body, spoke up for Hillary by saying:
"Make no mistake about this," Biden responded. "Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Let’s get that straight. She’s a truly close personal friend, she is qualified to be president of the United States of America, she’s easily qualified to be vice president of the United States of America, and quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me. But she’s first rate, I mean that sincerely, she’s first rate, so let’s get that straight."
I mean...Sarah spoke more eloquently that roughneck Joe, but I can't disagree with either of them.
Republican efforts to delay the probe until after the Nov. 4 election were thwarted when GOP State Sen. Charlie Huggins, who represents Palin's hometown of Wasilla, sided with Democrats. "Let's just get the facts on the table," said Huggins, who appeared in camouflage pants to vote during a break from moose hunting.
The facts could have waited until November, Mr. Huggins, but nooooo you had to have them now. What the hell does Todd have to do with this anyway? So what if he got copied on official state business despite not being a public official or state employee. Keep Todd out of this!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Music often invokes memories and emotions. People derive meaning from lyrics and sounds making a soundtrack for their lives. Sarah Palin is my life. Here are the best songs that capture the essence of SP:
Maneater by Nelly Furtado
"You wish you never ever met her at allYou wish you never ever met her at allYou wish you never ever met her at allYou wish you never ever met her at allYou wish you never ever met her at allYou wish you never ever met her at allYou wish you never ever met her at allYou wish you never ever met her at all"
Queen Bitch by David Bowie
"She's an old-time ambassador
Of sweet talking, night walking games
And she's known in the darkest clubs
For pushing ahead of the damesIf she says she can do it
Then she can do it,
She don't make false claims
But she's a Queen"
You Don't Know Me by T.I.
"I think it's time I made a song for niggas who don't know me
I graduated out the streets, Im a real O.G.
I been trappin shootin pistols since I stood 4 feet
So all you niggas actin bad you gone have to show me"
Bitch by Meredith Brooks
"So take me as I am
This may mean
You'll have to be a stronger man
Rest assured that
When I start to make you nervous
And I'm going to extremes
Tomorrow I will change
And today won't mean a thing"
Redneck Woman by Gretchen Wilson
"Some people look down on me, but I don't give a rip
I'll stand barefooted in my own front yard with a baby on my hip'cause
I'm a redneck woman
I ain't no high class broad
I'm just a product of my raising
I say, 'hey ya'll' and 'yee-haw'"
Bossy by Kelis
"Aye Yo... You don't have to love me..... you don't even have to like me...... but you will respect me........You know why cause Im a boss"
Psycho Killer by Talking Heads
"You start a conversation you can't even finish it.
You're talkin' a lot, but you're not sayin' anything.
When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed.S
ay something once, why say it again?"
Rumors by Lindsay Lohan
"I'm tired of rumors starting
I'm sick of being followed
I'm tired of people lying
Saying what they want about me
Why can't they back up off me
Why can't they let me live
I'm gonna do it my way
Take this for just what it is"
Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani
"I heard that you were talking shit
And you didn't think that I would hear it
People hear you talking like that, getting everybody fired up
So I'm ready to attack, gonna lead the pack
Gonna get a touchdown, gonna take you out "
Jesus Freak by D.C. Talk
"What will people think
When they hear that I'm a Jesus freak
What will people do when they find that it's true
I don't really care if they label me a Jesus freak
There ain't no disguising the truth
[There ain't no disgusing the truth][I don't need to hide it... The truth]"
Papa Don't Preach by Madonna
"But I made up my mind, I'm keeping my baby, oh
I'm gonna keep my baby, mmm...
He says that he's going to marry me
We can raise a little family
Maybe we'll be all right
It's a sacrifice
But my friends keep telling me to give it up
Saying I'm too young, I ought to live it up
What I need right now is some good advice, please"
Brick by Ben Folds Five
"They call her name at 7.30
I pace around the parking lot
Then I walk down, to buy her flowers
And sell some gifts that I got
Can't you see
It's not me you're dying for"
Mother by Danzig
"But if you wanna find hell with me
I can show you what it's like
Till your bleeding"
Let's Talk about Sex by Salt 'n Peppa
"Let's talk about sex for now to the people at home or in the crowd
It keeps coming up anyhow
Don't decoy, avoid, or make void the topic
Cuz that ain't gonna stop it"
Piece of Me by Britney
"I'm Miss bad media karma
Another day another drama
Guess I can't see the harm
In working and being a mama
And with a kid on my arm
I'm still an exceptional earner
And you want a piece of me"
Furthermore, she's supports the American economy by supporting small business:
"Obviously we're going to get a jump from this," says Joe Aronesty, owner of WigSalon.com. In the past week, the company has sold about 25 Palin-esque wigs, ranging in price from $100 to the "Bargain Sarah Palin" wig for $46. "And it's not even close to Halloween," Mr. Aronesty says. Early next week, Mr. Aronesty plans to send a newsletter to his 25,000 subscribers highlighting Palin wig options and styling tips.
That is just how fucking awesome SLHP is. She's sassy and classy. While many executive dress coaches balk at the idea of a professional woman wearing peep-toe heels in a work setting, SP, ever the Maverick, eschews this antiquated mantra and premiered herself to the world showing sexay toe cleavage.
In other feminist moves, SP is bringing the nerd look to the masses: brown hair? Hot. Glasses? You know you want them. For years, feminists have been trying to modify the beauty ideal and SP pretty much did it in less than a month.
However, the elitist fashion industry refuses to support progress. One example is Patagonia, which SP has bestowed free publicity on by citing them as a favorite. I've never heard of these people, but I certainly won't be supporting them now. Whines spokeswoman, Jen Rapp:
"Patagonia's environmental mission greatly differs from Sarah Palin's," Ms. Rapp says. "Just wearing the clothing of an environmental company does not necessarily make someone an environmentalist."
Stay in denial, Ms. Rapp, as you watch your bottom line sink lower than your level of intelligence. Palinites: feel free to contact Ms. Rapp and tell her what you think about her refusal to support the awesomeness that is SP.
Mr. Gibson, who sat back in his chair, impatiently wriggling his foot, had the skeptical, annoyed tone of a university president who agrees to interview the daughter of a trustee but doesn’t believe she merits admission.
While she says that Gibson was fair and balanced (gee, who else says they're Fair and Balanced?), she admits:
But his attitude was at times supercilious: He asked if a nuclear Iran posed an “existential threat” to Israel, as if it were the land of Sartre, not Sabras.
It's official: you're on the list, Gibson.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm has met Sarah Palin several times and says the Alaska governor seems like a very nice woman.
"She wouldn't ask to be treated with kid gloves. This is the vice presidency," Granholm told reporters Thursday. "She's tough. She's made that very clear."
Jennifer goes on to admit that she isn't ready to lead like Sarah:
"I'd be the first to say — and I've been governor for six years — that I do not have international relations experience," Granholm said. "The question for the American people to decide is whether you want a vice president who's a heart beat away to have no international relations experience."
But that is where she stops on my good list. Unfortunately, Governor Granholm will be slapping the women of America in the face by helping Sarah's opponent, Joe Biden, prepare for his debate with Sarah.
The Democratic governor will be Palin's stand-in as Biden prepares for the Washington University debate in St. Louis. She said being the only female governor besides Palin with children at home may give her "a perspective that allows me to step into those shoes a little more easily."
A sensible, but stylish pump in black or navy for which your feet are too big Governor Granholm.
Thankfully, Michigan Republican Chair calls Jennifer out on her hypocrisy:
Michigan Republican Chairman Saul Anuzis said Granholm is a good debater, but called it "ironic" that the Michigan governor will be pretending to be Palin.
"Granholm will be playing the role of a governor who actually cut taxes, created jobs and reformed government," Anuzis said. "It's a far cry from the role that she's played over the last seven years."
Way to show your unity with other lady leaders, Jen. We will pray for you.
Arizona and Alaska both begin and end in the letter A, one's hot and one's cold and all the white people are scared of the brown people
Sarah performed beautifully in the Charlie Gibson interview. I hate Gibson. I don't even like ABC. His malice was so apparent, however, Sarah managed to keep her obvious disgust for the media at bay while she addressed hard-hitting questions about energy, foreign matters and things John McCain should really be concerned about. Notice her conversational use of "Charlie" and "gonna". That shows the folksy appeal that other candidates completely lack.
When asked if Georgia joined NATO, whether the United States should go to war if the country was again invaded by Russia, Palin responded: "Perhaps so. I mean, that is the agreement when you are a NATO ally, is if another country is attacked, you're going to be expected to be called upon and help."
"And we've got to keep an eye on Russia. For Russia to have exerted such pressure in terms of invading a smaller democratic country, unprovoked, is unacceptable," she said.
YES. Keeping an eye on Russia is the most sane and logical diplomatic plan I have heard so far. And it's something we can all do. It's like a global neighborhood watch in which all Americans are taking a bite out of crime. On to energy and war:
"Let me speak specifically about a credential that I do bring to this table, Charlie, and that's with the energy independence that I've been working on for these years as the governor of this state that produces nearly 20 percent of the U.S. domestic supply of energy, that I worked on as chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, overseeing the oil and gas development in our state to produce more for the United States... but I want you to not lose sight of the fact that energy is a foundation of national security. It's that important. It's that significant," she said.
I want these Palin haters to tell how drilling in the ANWR won't solve our dependence on foreign oil. Tell me. Sarah makes a clear connection between the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and Iraq. Nail? Meet Head. Bamn. On Jews and WMDS:
"Well, first, we are friends with Israel and I don't think that we should second-guess the measures that Israel has to take to defend themselves and for their security."
Iran, she said, presented a threat not only to Israel but to "everyone in the world."
"We have got to make sure that these weapons of mass destruction, that nuclear weapons are not given to those hands of [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad, not that he would use them, but that he would allow terrorists to be able to use them," she said.
Ever the maverick, Palin shows us that weapons of mass destruction DO exist throwing the middle finger to "experts" who claim to have found none. AND ever the tolerant Christian, she supports Isreal despite the fact that it was responsible for her Lord & Savior's death. On the Bush Doctrine:
Though seemingly flummoxed by the term, Palin agreed in principle to the "Bush doctrine," or the idea that the United States has the right to preemptively strike another country before first being attacked.
"Charlie, if there is legitimate and enough intelligence that tells us that a strike is imminent against American people, we have every right to defend our country. In fact, the president has the obligation, the duty to defend.
Who knows better than Sarah about defend one's own? Legitimate intelligence in this case is valid, whereas legitimate intelligence regarding WMDs is irrelevant mostly because it was done by Europeans. Sarah is a complex rationalizer - it takes a B.A. from the University of Idaho to achieve this level of thinking.
Is she soft on war? "Hell" no:
"I believe that America has to exercise all options in order to stop the terrorists who are hell bent on destroying America and our allies. We have got to have all options out there on the table."
See: she is pro-choice. She advocates exercising all options when it comes to war. On God and war:
"I would never presume to know God's will or to speak God's words. But what Abraham Lincoln had said, and that's a repeat in my comments, was let us not pray that God is on our side in a war or any other time, but let us pray that we are on God's side."
When asked if she believed she was "sending [her] son on a task that is from God," Palin said: "I don't know if the task is from God, Charlie. What I know is that my son has made a decision. I am so proud of his independent and strong decision he has made, what he decided to do and serving for the right reasons and serving something greater than himself and not choosing a real easy path where he could be more comfortable and certainly safer."
Like choosing to be an organizer rather than support the country in real service. Exactly. Like Bristol, Trak has made his own decision about his own life and Sarah had nothing to do with it.
On humans and climate change:
"I believe that man's activities certainly can be contributing to the issue of global warming, climate change. Here in Alaska, the only arctic state in our Union, of course, we see the effects of climate change more so than any other area with ice pack melting. Regardless though of the reason for climate change, whether it's entirely, wholly caused by man's activities or is part of the cyclical nature of our planet -- the warming and the cooling trends -- regardless of that, John McCain and I agree that we gotta do something about it and we have to make sure that we're doing all we can to cut down on pollution."
Initially, I too was concerned that Sarah denied man's involvement in climate change. Now that she has clarified her position, I realize that her reversal of thought really demonstrates her ability to be flexible.
I think she did a great job and this interview does nothing but reassure me that she is indeed the right person to be running with John McCain. I think she represents the Republican line of thinking very well.
September 12, 2008 9:10 am
by MarilynJean Mortensen
What was supposed to be a regular meeting of women's rights activists at a local YMCA turned into a bloody stage of violence when a meeting participant attacked another woman while she was speaking.
Witnesses describe seeing Jane Smith, 49, of Cleveland Heights leap from her seat onto the back of the unidentified victim. Witnesses say the woman was speaking about a petition from the group Women Say No to Palin, encouraging women to sign on. The victim was reading from a laundry list of reasons as to why vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is not qualified to serve.
"I just....I just couldn't stand it anymore," says Ms. Smith when questioned by authorities. She claims blind fury led her to attack the victim. "I don't know what came over me. I'm just so tired of people attacking this woman. She is a mother. She has worked hard to get to where she is. I resent these feminist hacks claiming that her selection by John McCain was affirmative action and an insult to women everywhere. Where do they get these ideas?"
Ms. Smith is currently being held at a local mental facility under police supervision. Police officers arrived on the scene to find Ms. Smith rocking back and forth in the corner of the multi-purpose room where the attack occurred muttering about moose burgers. The victim was being assisted by other women in the room.
"In my twelve years on the force I have never seen anything like it. I mean...it's as if the woman was attacked by a dog or something. The stench of blood and patchouli was almost overwhelming. Luckily EMS arrived on the scene pretty quickly," reports Officer Wayne Robert who was first to arrive at the scene.
The second officer, Doug White, attended to Ms. Smith. "When I saw her in the corner, I didn't know what to make of her. She was wearing this flowing skirt, like something she made herself and she had some sort of t-shirt on that said something about war not being pro-life. I instantly called a social worker because I knew she was crazy and not your average criminal. They don't prepare you for this at the academy."
Kathy Blake, the social worker handling the case shared some insight. "This woman is a victim as well. She is suffering from a relatively new condition that is dubbed the Palin Effect. It's a syndrome really. Cases have been popping up all over the country. Normally progressive minded women find themselves losing insight and reason. They fail to understand facts and reality. I have read reports of women lashing out Obama rallies and staff meetings. In Ann Arbor, Michigan, a community organizer was attacked by a woman who tried to run him over with her Prius."
There isn't much to learn from the medical community about this condition. Sources say that the Palin Effect is very new, but spreading rapidly and affecting only women who are registered as independent or democrat with their local board of elections. Republican women are somehow immune to the Palin Effect. "The symptoms that are caused by the Palin Effect are actually normal functions in women who married to or registered as Republicans," says Ms. Blake.
Women are encouraged to read daily to prevent loss of fact-based understanding. Authorities are encouraging people to delete any chain emails on site. Other precautions include:
- Read articles daily from credible newspapers and magazines
- Maintain contact with progressive minded friends
- Avoid babies and children
- Stay away from hunting stores
- Abstain from meat
- Avoid CNN, MSNBC and Fox News
The Sappho Art Center will also be selling kosher-certified nag champa incense and vegan rice crispie treats. Proceeds will go to the victim's medical fund.
For Jane Smith, the road to recovery may be a long one. Once released, she will be formally charged. The victim is safely recuperating with family.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Sayeth beautifully Regina:
So, what kind of mother is Sarah Palin?
The kind people all over America can relate to.
A mom who joined the PTA to make the public schools better.
A mom who is sending her own son off to war. (How many governors, senators and Congress members have sent theirs?)
A mom who chose to have a baby others would have rejected as imperfect.
A mom who asked if we knew the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull, then pointed to her face and said, "Lipstick."
A mom who married a fisherman/oil field worker who never finished college and looks clumsy in a suit.
A mom raising a flawed family, the kind we all have.
Women can relate to her. I know I can. It doesn't mean I'll vote for her, but I'm excited that she's one of our choices.
Like it or not, Palin proves there's more than one kind of feminist. That you don't have to be pro-choice to fit under that umbrella. That women can break ground for other women and still believe life starts at conception and is always a gift.
Those who criticize Palin for putting country first and family second should consider this: Men do it all the time, only when they do it, we call them heroes.
Bravo, Regina! For being a brave Palinite soldier in the war against her awesomeness.
I grew dizzy with rage after reading this excerpt from Wilson's column:
"Sarah Palin and her virtual burqa have me and my friends retching into our handbags. She's such a power-mad, backwater beauty-pageant casualty, it's easy to write her off and make fun of her. But in reality I feel as horrified as a ghetto Jew watching the rise of National Socialism.
She is dangerous. She is not just pro-life, she's anti-life. She is the suppression of human feeling and instinct. She is a slave to the compromises dictated by her own desire for power and control. Sarah Palin is untethered from her own needs and those of her family, which is in crisis, with a pregnant daughter, a son on the way to Iraq and a special-needs infant."
Here's what I gleamed from the above excerpt:
Instead of looking at what makes SP so awesome, you try to point out "flaws" in her policies, values and experience. THAT, Miss Wilson, is not the issue here. Sarah may be anti-choice, but YOU are anti-woman. Yes, I know she is pro-life and against abortion even in cases of rape and incest, but what does that have to do with her serving as Vice President? Quite frankly, I'm concerned about what organizations like Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America are going to do when she doesn't become VOTUS. They won't have anything to do because Senators Obama and Biden will protect a woman's right to choose. That will put thousands of people out of jobs. By becoming VOTUS, Sarah Palin is ensuring the employment of thousands of back alley abortion providers, lawyers, community organizers, nurses and activists for at least four years.How is that not feminist? How is that wrong, Mz. Wilson? Yeah, you can't answer that question because you're busy attacking Sarah for her God-given good looks. Jesus made her pretty on the outside and he obviously forgot to make you pretty on the inside. Shame on you, Cintra. I will pray for you and so will Sarah.
Said Sarah at the RNC in response to people questioning her executive experience:
"So I suppose a small town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except with real responsibilities."
Said Paterson on her comment:
"I think the Republican Party is too smart to call Barack Obama 'black' in a sense that it would be a negative. But you can take something about his life, which I noticed they did at the Republican Convention – a 'community organizer.' They kept saying it, they kept laughing."
"I think where there are overtones is when there are uses of language that are designed to inhibit other people's progress with a subtle reference to their race."
Yeah...I totally see how her back-biting was construed as racist. Newsflash, other Governor: SP was being a bitch. Not a racist. Two completely different things. Yes, Republicans are making fun of the Senator's work as an organizer. I, too, don't trust a man who willingly chose to work in a community he's not even from instead of building da Benjamins on Wall Street like the rest of his Ivy-League classmates. I mean...would he do that as President? I think that is the question SP was bringing to the table.
While Obama was busy getting all the glory helping disenfranchised union workers (Todd is a Union Man, btw) get their jobs back, Sarah was busy bringing pride to her town and state by competing in the Miss Alaska pageant. You don't see her throwing that around in campaign commercials because she's humble.
You're being sexist by calling her belittling statement racist.
What I've know for WEEKS now, statistics finally back up. A very credible Fox News poll shows that the American People believe that Sarah Palin "gets it". They were asked, "Which of the candidates -- including all four presidential and vice presidential aspirants -- "best understand the problems of every day life in America?"
"Even 14 percent of Democrats said Palin's the one who best understands everyday problems, and she leads on this score among independents, who split 35 percent for Palin, 22 percent for Obama, 20 percent for McCain and 8 percent for Biden."
"It's like a really bad Disney movie. You know? The hockey mom, 'Oh I'm just a hockey mom from Alaska,' and she's the PRESIDENT, and it's like she's facing down Vladamir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink. It's absurd, it's totally absurd, and I don't understand why more people aren't talking about how absurd it is. It's a terrifying possibility. The fact that we've gotten this far and we're that close to this being a reality is crazy.
I need to know if she really think that dinosaurs were here 4,000 years ago. I want to know that, I really do. Because she's gonna have the nuclear codes."
I smell fear. He's afriad of the God-inspired change that is about to rock this country. That change is called Sarah Palin. If she did meet with Mr. Putin, she would match him wit for with and then they would fight in a cage match, with Sarah kicking him in the kidney winning the match. If that's not the sort of diplomacy we need in these times, then I don't know what is. Thank you, Mr. Damon for embarassing liberals yet again with your assinine comments.