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By omop, June 15, 2010 at 6:48 pm Link to this comment

Sarah would well to copy cat Ms. Kagan’s endorsement of all the Law School
Deans in the world who support her endowment into the US Supreme Court.

Given there are only 50 states Sarah can only get not more than say 50% of the
State governor’s vote. Its rumored that by going to England she might talk the
queen into bestowing on her a Ladyship.

And presto an ex-pom - pom girl for President and a deviant on the USSC.

America the land of comics.

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By Leefeller, June 15, 2010 at 6:36 pm Link to this comment

For some reason I find scruples may not be one of Palins characteristics; missing along with integrity and of course intelligence. One would be safe to doubt Palin cares were the money comes from….... as long as it keeps on coming.

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By Peter Knopfler, June 15, 2010 at 5:50 pm Link to this comment

I read all the comments lots of time spent
and yet half the time,
from the comments it didn`t sound like Mrs Palin. I thought I could be wrong! that Sarah is working for Fox news network, owned by Murdoch Aussie from down under, who resently sold a portion to A SAUDI PRINCE, does that mean that Mrs. Palin will be Sahara Palin working for the Saudi Prince along with Beck, Hannity and O`Really, Now that`s truly red white a blue, very American Patriotic and deserves a TEA Party with Turbans, get your hat right here, what`s your hat siz Lady!

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By straight_talk, January 21, 2010 at 11:14 pm Link to this comment

ThomasG, the backlash you refer to may well be the
way the Repugnant/Dimmocrass-tick duopoly meets its
doom in this country, but I disagree that the
professional class has much to do with it. They may
be relatively successful financially and some of them
are foolishly selfish in their outlooks, but many are
not; and most are also victims in less extreme ways
of the corporate stranglehold on our government.

The trouble is many of them are just as fully blind
and just as much suckers as anyone else for corporate
special interest propaganda, so the greater political
power you perceive them as having is generally
misdirected and fundamentally useless to your goals
and those of the 70%.

Look at the extreme situations in some countries like
the ones I’ve seen in Latin America. The ruling class
has to live in self-constructed prisons to protect
themselves from the 70%. The quality of their lives
is degraded because of their short-sighted
exploitation of their fellow citizens.

The rich here don’t live as well as they would if
they were more compassionate, so in some ways it’s
the same here but less extreme (unless you live
somewhere near the bottom of the food chain). It’s
not to anyone’s advantage to do what they’re doing;
not even theirs. It’s all a product of short-sighted

I once heard a black gang member say that
the world was once ruled by blacks and that they had
white slaves. He said that would happen again some
day because history is cyclical. So my question to
anyone who thinks like that is this:

What the heck difference does it make who’s on top if
it’s always going to be stinking awful like that?

Nobody wins. He has no right to complain if he’s
wanting to do to whites what they’ve done to him.
He’s no different from the worst slave owner in
history, so what right does he have to complain about
somebody else’s racism? Whether it’s class or race,
the issue is fundamentally the same. Racism, if it’s
popular and widespread enough, always ends up as
class-ism anyway.

One thing I’ve discovered in my international travels
and multi-lingual capabilities is that in order to
exploit others you have to de-humanize them in your
own mind first. I’ve never seen any exceptions to
this and I’ve been places where the most extreme examples of slavery still effectively and openly exist in society even though it’s officially illegal.

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By ThomasG, January 21, 2010 at 5:03 pm Link to this comment

straight_talk, January 20 at 10:53 pm,

straight_talk said:  “Right now your 70% is full of pitifully ignorant suckers who buy all kinds of transparently idiotic propaganda from the power elite and shoot themselves
in the foot with the blind power of their votes.”

ThomasG’s answer:  The backlash will do harm to the American Populace/Back Street America, the 70% MAJORITY COMMON POPULATION, there is no doubt of that, but it will also do harm to the Democratic Party.

The American Populace/Back Street America, the 70% MAJORITY COMMON POPULATION, is in a “lose-lose position”; when the only choice of the American Populace/Back Street America, the 70% MAJORITY COMMON POPULATION, is to lose; backlash allows the punishment of the Democratic Party, as the party that created the polarized “lose-lose dichotomy” that the American Populace/Back Street America, the 70% MAJORITY COMMON POPULATION, is made subject to.

The Democratic Party chooses to suppress the American Populace/Back Street America, the 70% MAJORITY COMMON POPULATION, in support of the Professional Middle Class singularity of Corporate Democracy, Main Street, and the American Populace/Back Street America, the 70% MAJORITY COMMON POPULATION, chooses to suppress the Professional Middle Class singularity of Corporate Democracy, Main Street, as a backlash, so that Main Street suffers for the harm Main Street forces upon the American Populace/Back Street America, the 70% MAJORITY COMMON POPULATION.

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By omop, January 21, 2010 at 6:07 am Link to this comment

The most and hopefully lasting taggging of SP is that she is the first and hopefully
the last FACTITIOUS individual to acquire a comic book persona in american

Thereby fans of Superman, Batman, Spiderman and others who still adhere to the
notion that there are only two countries that are true democracies and who are out
to turn the rest of the world away from “evil” into democracies and free are doing the heroic thing.

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By straight_talk, January 20, 2010 at 6:53 pm Link to this comment

“I am interested in unification of the 70% MAJORITY
COMMON POPULATION of the United States, the American
Populace, Back Street America as a Class and
-  ThomasG

Well, good luck, ThomasG! I think we have to see

1) more compassion on the part of those who wield
financial, political, and military power;

2) less vulnerability on the part of the vast
majority of your cherished 70% to manipulation by the
current power brokers.

Right now your 70% is full of pitifully ignorant
suckers who buy all kinds of transparently idiotic
propaganda from the power elite and shoot themselves
in the foot with the blind power of their votes.

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By ThomasG, January 20, 2010 at 4:03 pm Link to this comment

straight_talk, January 20 at 2:22 am,

I am interested in unification of the 70% MAJORITY COMMON POPULATION of the United States, the American Populace, Back Street America as a Class and Culture that represents itself politically with its own political leaders and its own political party.

Code words of “informed citizenry” are representative of interests of the American Aristocracy and the Professional Middle Class representing the American Populace in the best interest of the American Populace, rather than the best interest of American Aristocracy and the Professional Middle Class, and I think that we both know that is not going to happen.

I have been at this for a very, very long time and it seems like expanding awareness necessary to benefit the American Populace is slower than the second coming , and I become impatient.  It was not my intent to offend.

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By straight_talk, January 19, 2010 at 10:22 pm Link to this comment

So, ThomasG, we basically agree. What are we arguing
about then? I was simply saying we need an informed
citizenry intelligent enough to process information
sensibly, including reading a personality well enough
to understand when we’re courting disaster if we even
consider voting for a crackpot like Palin or slobber
with pleasure over the likes of Limbaugh and others
of his ilk.

I never referred to some educated, elite minority as
you seem to have inferred. That’s exactly what these
idiots seem to honestly believe anyone is who’s not
as far off their rockers as they are, and they’re not
ashamed to say so in public again and again. They
apparently resent being stupid and take it out on
anyone who isn’t equally addled.

The fools who think Palin is a viable candidate for
president unfortunately almost represent half of
those who voted in the 2008 presidential election.
That means barely over half the voting population has
much good, solid sense at all. I was merely lamenting
that very sad fact. As you say, it’s very dangerous.

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By ThomasG, January 16, 2010 at 8:25 pm Link to this comment

straight_talk, January 16 at 2:40 am,

The “Founding Fathers” made reference to the American Populace, Back Street America, as the mean, vile, and vulgar.

I interpret what our founding fathers said and did by the “Federalist Papers” and the “Anti-Federalist Papers”.

With regard to Sarah Palin, I agree that Palin is a joke, but Palin is the kind of joke that Adolph Hitler was, because like Hitler, she has business and industrial interests that will support her prating, fulminating, and equivocating Nationalistic like sophism and propaganda of rage, outrage, ridicule, and indignation to accuse, condemn, denounce, negatively frame, and misrepresent the Left and Liberals in order to dominate, subdue and subjugate opposition that is representative of the American Populace, Back Street America, and make straight the way for totalitarian fascist Republican Right-Wing Conservative Governance in the United States.

I suppose that you would also say “I figure anyone who could seriously support Palin”,———‘Adolph Hitler’ ———“is missing some screws and can’t think their way out of a GI john”, and people thought that at the time about Adolph Hitler.

Sarah Palin is a demagogue and Adolph Hitler was a demagogue.  As a demagogue Adolph Hitler was the most destructive demagogue in the history of the world.

As a demagogue that represents the Republican Right-Wing Conservative EXTREMIST Base of the Republican Party, Sarah Palin and the Republican Right-Wing Conservative EXTREMIST Movement in the United States represents the same threat to the United States that Adolph Hitler did to the Weimar Republic of Germany.

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By straight_talk, January 15, 2010 at 10:40 pm Link to this comment
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“So,——what you are saying is that the American
Populace, the 70% Majority Common Population of the
United States play NO Role and the so called
“educated and informed citizenry” will take care of
the American Populace much the same as the farmer
takes care of cows in the field?”
- ThomasG

Good grief, ThomaG! No, that’s NOT what I’m saying.
The phrase “educated and informed citizenry” refers
to the WHOLE citizenry and not some privileged
minority. Our founding fathers made this clear again
and again. And it’s common sense, to boot. If the
VAST MAJORITY of our citizens are a bunch of
uninformed, irrational, ignorant dingbats, democracy
can’t work. Simple! Get it? That’s why we can’t go
around the world with the simplistic idea of imposing
democracy on societies in which it can’t work. Some
societies aren’t capable of mounting a successful,
democratic form of government.

If you’re reacting this way because you think of
yourself as uneducated and uninformed and you also
think of the people who are as a separate minority
unfairly exercising power over you, then you’re part
of the problem. You certainly didn’t interpret
anything I said in any sensible way. You ask me a
question about what I’m saying and assume the wrong
answer to it. Then you go into a tirade that has
nothing to do with what I actually said. 

If your reading comprehension is so bad that you
easily fail to recognize and in fact badly
misinterpret a fundamental principle our forefathers
based our democracy upon, how can you get it together
well enough to make an intelligent voting decision
based on anything you read or hear? You won’t even
understand what they said well enough to figure out
whether it makes any sense or not, not to mention
whether it would be a practical, workable solution to

I figure anyone who could seriously support Palin for
vice president is missing some screws and can’t think
their way out of a GI john. It’s a sad commentary on
the level of our citizenry AS A WHOLE (please, get
that!) that barely more than half of us are sane
enough NOT TO HAVE VOTED for this joke of a candidate
and the other joke who chose her as a running mate.

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By omop, December 27, 2009 at 6:14 pm Link to this comment

Its been said that the further one can look back,[historically] the further into the future one is able to see.

In vetting Sarah Palin one need only to look “back” to the time the Roman Empire ended while Nero played his instrument.

The main issue is not Ms. Sarah. Its the existing American social/political fabric that made her “a persona” worthy of being seriously considered as a candidate that would be a representative of what most Americans consider one of the main political personalities representing 300 million or so citizens.

A somewhat embarrasing predicament to say the least and bespeaks the level of what politiicans think of the voters and the socalled present make-up of the two soc allcedpolitical parties.

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By ThomasG, December 27, 2009 at 3:34 pm Link to this comment

straight_talk, December 26 at 12:54 am,

straight_talk said: “The current power structure has to be changed with the support of an educated and informed citizenry, which is essential to a well-functioning democracy.”

ThomasG’s answer:  So,——what you are saying is that the American Populace, the 70% Majority Common Population of the United States play NO Role and the so called “educated and informed citizenry” will take care of the American Populace much the same as the farmer takes care of cows in the field?

The American Populace have experienced the “educated and informed citizenry” taking care of them from the time of Goldwater through Reagan, Bush I, Bush II and now Barack Obama, that are the Republican Party and the Democratic Party, and that so called “educated and informed citizenry” has served their own interests at the expense of the American Populace, moved into their own walled and gated communities, deindustrialized the U.S. Economy, financialized the U.S. Economy and brought down the U.S. Economy with the bursting biggest financial bubble that the world has ever known; and after all of that, forced the American Populace to pay TENS of TRILLIONS of DOLLARS to recapitalize the toxic capital of the Wall Street Criminals, “the educated and informed citizenry” that you are talking about.

What we need is an “educated and informed American Populace in the United States” that will stand up and say that this cyclical plunder of their communal resources must end, and that either you, so called members of the “educated and informed citizenry” will bring this cycle to a permanent end, or the American Populace will bring you, the “educated and informed citizenry” that created the problem to a permanent end, so that the whole Ponzi Scheme can be brought to an end and replaced with something that serves the greater good, rather than the greater greed.

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By straight_talk, December 25, 2009 at 8:54 pm Link to this comment

ThomasG, the answer to your fundamental question is really very simple. He wouldn’t be here if he had done what you suggest. No one in his position could get away with what you suggest as long as this country’s power structure remains as it is. You don’t seem to get that at all.

The current power structure has to be changed with the support of an educated and informed citizenry, which is essential to a well-functioning democracy. All you have to do is read the blogs here to notice that’s not what we have in this country, at least not right now. Our numbers are growing, though. In time, that will manifest. I’m much more optimistic than what I’ve just said might be interpreted to imply.

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By straight_talk, December 25, 2009 at 8:40 pm Link to this comment

OK, so some people here can’t see, hear, or read. By
her own mouth, she’s supposedly a right-wing
Christian, literal-minded fundamentalist who
participates in bathing-suit beauty pageants, can’t
play the flute on pitch, thinks it’s OK to abuse her
power as governor, lie for Jesus, practice socialism
in her own state, support abstinence training for
teen-agers although it didn’t work at all for her
daughter, and claim to be a super-patriot after
having courted state secession from the union, hasn’t
a clue about anything that’s going on in the larger
world around her, can’t put together a coherent
sentence, never mind cogently state a position, but
manages to lace her nonsense with tons of catch
phrases she knows some dough-heads will like without
noticing her otherwise brainless monologue, and
without any basis for it accuse Obama of many of the
things she has actually said and done as clearly
documented by her own mouth on video. So for all her
mind-bending supporters the media have somehow given
her a hard time by simply documenting her unbridled,
nonstop enthusiasm for gushing verbally palpable
stupidity, self-contradiction, and blatant deception.

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By AMH in Illinois, December 17, 2009 at 12:37 pm Link to this comment
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This woman has taken a beating by the media.  I don’t think she is even going to run for anything else, but she still is on every-one’s mind.

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By HiAxySheytan, December 2, 2009 at 10:03 am Link to this comment
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Interesting. These two morons have done more harm to this country than Sarah could do in your wildest nightmares. Your vehemence againt her is a measure of your own psychopathology.

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By ThomasG, November 28, 2009 at 5:48 pm Link to this comment

Sarah Palin is a purveyor of Anti-Populace Populism, as was Goldwater, Reagan, Bush I and Bush II.  How long is it going to take the American Populace to NOT ALLOW themselves to be led against their own best interests by demagogues fulminating Anti-Populace Populism.

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By ThomasG, November 28, 2009 at 4:28 pm Link to this comment

With regard to the 2008-2009 Financial Meltdown, I suggested to President Barack Obama that bailout money be used to establish financially solid banks that were independent of toxic capital, and that markets be established for toxic capital that could benefit homeowners and consumers by providing cheap affordable housing to the American Populace.

This could have been done by allowing toxic capital assets to go bankrupt and by a network of sound and financially solid banks supported by bailout resources providing credit to purchase and market toxic assets at ten to fifteen cents on the dollar to provide cheap housing and low payments to the American Populace.  The enormity of the losses to investors of their toxic capital would have generated massive deflation, the bailout money used to capitalize banks FREE of toxic capital would have created massive inflation and the markets enabled by credit from banks without toxic capital would have jump started the economy at the expense of the owners of the toxic capital that created the problem.

Instead of exercising this type of a plan, the bailout money was used to uphold the value of toxic capital and force those who bought toxic capital assets to continue to pay a revenue stream for overvalued capital assets without any expectation of relief, and was of no benefit at all with regard to reinitializing the U.S. Economy.

In order to avoid continuing “moral hazard” by privatized Capitalism, it was necessary for private Capitalists to lose their capital assets and their revenue stream and for others who were not a part of the scam to benefit from their misfortune that they brought down upon themselves;this was NOT done; this should have been done, and the question that looms higher than all others is, why was this not done?

At the expense of the toxic capitalists, the United States could have had a housing boom that would have benefited the masses of the American People and fueled an economic boom in the economy that would have in turn fueled manufacturing, export and the domestic economy; why was all of this given up to recapitalize toxic capital and rescue the revenue stream of a few private toxic capitalists???????

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By Leefeller, November 16, 2009 at 3:23 pm Link to this comment

If one is to take Palin seriously, it would be not as a Rogue, but instead a fanatic.  Fanatics may be intelligent only blinded by their cause.  Palin, as a fanatic who has the blatant qualities of an Imbecile being full of themselves, promotes and fills an empty spot for the deluded morons who see her as themselves and a savior.  In the end one must become a deluded moron, or be doomed.

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By xyzaffair, November 16, 2009 at 12:58 pm Link to this comment
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When she does the wink, she reminds me of Popeye.

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By szemi, October 29, 2009 at 5:01 am Link to this comment
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The interactive timeline is very useable.

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By tom, October 1, 2009 at 8:21 pm Link to this comment
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I have suffered, along with other thinking people, to discover who Sarah Palin’s face (figure is pretty nice, by the by, if you look at her Miss Alaska, or Miss Idaho, or whatever the beauty pageant was), resembles.

It is a BobbleHead. The smile (smirk?) never changes, and it resembles that of a moron, or, someone who is still listening to the gong (rung, off stage, like a Pavlovian experiment). Haircut is major, but it never moves anywhere else, even when she was slopping salmon, or whatever that activity is called. She is on something, or has been wired by the Repubs, for the duration. Like Cindy McCain on Big Pharma’s latest doses. She hasn’t laughed either.

Her Sarah’s) phrases, and references to Ronald Reagan, reflect some mesmerisation or memorization, or both, but nothing else (just like Ronnie used to do, like in the GE ads).

If she gets anywhere along the elective path, anyone who has voted for her, or given her campaign money, should also give up any voting rights they may have, or, keep them, and be like the wolves in Alaska, fair game for wingnuts with choppers and rifles.

Folks, if it wasn’t so sad, it wouldn’t even make the Late Nite talk shows. She belongs on Howdy Doody, or Laugh-In, or other clown show. She can’t even laugh. Ever heard her laugh? Sign of a wired machine. Beyond Narcissism, is Histrionic, among the accepted Personality Disorders. She is their Queen.

And you want her a melanoma away from running (or ruining) your life, and that of your children? Wow.

It also doesn’t speak well of Johnnie McCain, eh? He ate too many berries, or beetles, or twigs, for so long. Fool. Could have gone home after 2 years of it, and crashed 5 planes in his career, the last one was the worst. Hero, yes, but leave it at that.

Like when GHW Bush picked Dan Quayle for VP, after being warned by his cabal not to do so. Nut cases all, by me.

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By Leefeller, September 24, 2009 at 1:55 pm Link to this comment

When Texas finally succeeds from the Union, Palin can be their Queen, finger nails scraping on chalk board and all. (For some reason she reminds me of the Queen of Hurts)  Stories of a threesome between her and a stuffed bear and king crab can circulate for Texan amusement and entertainment, while doing the Texas two step.  Then there is always her ever so cutie kids nip and tuck or is it flick and flak sort of almost cowboy names like dusty with snow shoes.

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By Shenonymous, September 24, 2009 at 12:45 pm Link to this comment

Mrs. Palin is not national political material.  She is not intelligent enough, first of all, then her
squawking voice is another, can you just imagine hearing that rat terrier yapping day in and
day out?  Good grief, Charlie Brown would jump into a grave unaided.  Third, she is artificial in
her understanding of world politics, American finances, American values (which are not the
fundamentalist evangelical Christian she would force on the common people).  Her own morals
are tarnished with a double standard for her family and those expected of other people.  I
hope she is conscious enough to know we won’t ever let her forget that.  If she were a “good”
Christian, she would retire from politics altogether, but we know she loves the attention. 

Poor Republicans don’t have anything else except white haired old men.  Or that odd man
from Louisiana, Jindal.  With every step into the limelight in which she obviously preens
herself, she shows just how lacking she is between the ears in having the parts of the brain
developed enough for analysis and ability to act prudently on behalf of the American people. 
This is not someone I would want to represent me or my country.

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By Leefeller, September 24, 2009 at 2:53 am Link to this comment

A star in her own mind, sponsoring Fear and hate though an extra helping of ignorance, Palin seems to have a large following.

Special interests or powers that be (the Plutocracy) preference of ignorance within the masses and their use of fear and hate, seems a match made in Washington.

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By Shenonymous, September 23, 2009 at 11:32 pm Link to this comment

Energy ought to be saved to jettison this vacuous and witless (is that
redundant?) woman when she is paired with Romney by the GOP thinking
they will have more than a rat’s ass chance at the least (I know that isn’t
much) at capturing the imagination of an otherwise listless, uh, dopey,

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By omop, September 6, 2009 at 8:44 am Link to this comment

Any political party that adopts and promotes individuals of Ms. Palin’s cachet
betrays the characteristics of every law abiding and hard working American
concerned about his/her future and their children’s future.

As the saying goes; there is a place for everyone and everyone is best served with
everyone in their place. In my op. America is best served with Ms. Palin just
enjoying hunting and fishing in Alaska.

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By The Old Hooligan, September 4, 2009 at 8:04 am Link to this comment

I feel sorry for Sarah Palin. I don’t like her, but I still feel sorry for her.

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By Sylvia Barksdale, July 24, 2009 at 4:50 am Link to this comment
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I don’t see Palin going anywhere of importance.  She should just fade into the background and take care of her family.

Each time she opens her mouth, out rolls another bunch of ignorant crap.  Just what is it that she’s after?

Having studied psychology quite extensively, Sarah Palin seems to be on the ego manic side of the fence.  A little bit of national exposure wasn’t enough, though most of it was negative.  She obviously craves and desires more, negative or not.  Her dissertation on Obama’s green plans revealed just how uninformed she is on the environment or that she’s another denier of the human damage we’ve created.

If she wasn’t such an “in your face” person, I’d pity her.  Her audacity however, removes any such feelings.  I see the media eating her alive and if that’s what she wants, more power to them!

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By thanson, July 16, 2009 at 3:05 pm Link to this comment

Thank God she got blackmailed and has to go away!

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By Buckster, July 5, 2009 at 11:22 pm Link to this comment

Palin bashes:
All you idiots here know how to do is run your mouths. I hav not read one comment that wasn’t covered with your tears. I signed on to this link for info. and heard nothing but crying
I’m unsigning and leaving you babies to your heartless selfs

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By Tennessee-Chavizta, June 1, 2009 at 12:57 pm Link to this comment
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I don’t understand why this digital progressive newspaper waste so much space on an article about Sarah Palin.  I think we should ignore Sarah Palin, and all the celebrities of the Republican Party, since they are all losers. We should concentrate our forces on what it must be done in order to overthrow the capitalist system.


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By JohnRJ08, May 25, 2009 at 4:59 pm Link to this comment

Hey, Amos Hart! Neither Dodd nor Frank have any presidential aspirations. Any damage that they did was was enabled via votes in the Senate where, presumably, plenty of Republicans went along with them. Sarah Palin was the GOP Vice Presidential candidate in the last election and would have been #2 in line behind the oldest man ever to be elected president. To this day, she still aspires to national office. Therefore, she is fair game.

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By mike turner, May 25, 2009 at 3:38 pm Link to this comment

when does someone go through the female GW Bush’s beauty queen interviews?
Man those must be a real hoot. Imagine…“Ms. Palin what are your views on gay marriage? Ms. Palin who are your heroes?” There has to be some good stuff there.

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By amos hart, March 18, 2009 at 4:17 pm Link to this comment
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You Palin bashers are beyond pathetic. She didn’t win and she’s not going to eat your young. Focus on something relevant—like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd. These two morons have done more harm to this country than Sarah could do in your wildest nightmares. Your vehemence againt her is a measure of your own psychopathology. Sick, sick sick.

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By hippy pam, February 17, 2009 at 6:52 am Link to this comment

Oh No-here we go again…...“moose hockey” didn’t get “IT” so now she is “shilling” her unmarried teenage daughter.
I saw some of the interview with this girl who got in to trouble because her parents failed to educate her on the consequences of her actions.Or-at the very least-explain birth control.“ole S.P.” just “rattled on and on”....
And where is the father-who wants to ride “snow machines”,“play” hockey and “party” with his friends?
When do we get to see a DNA on trig AND tripp?

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By xyzaffair, January 20, 2009 at 7:00 pm Link to this comment
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Did anyone ever notice that Palin is an anagram of Plain?  It sort of describes her resume.

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By hippy pam, December 30, 2008 at 9:16 am Link to this comment

Unfit mother…Unfit grandmother…Unfit politician..Unfit….Unfit…..Unfit….

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By yellowbird2525, December 22, 2008 at 2:09 am Link to this comment

knowing that they have lost the people our “politicians” are frantically trying to get women to run; & no one will go for Hillary “we are so superior you cannot even LOOK or TALK to me”; not even her own party & same with Pelosi; so they are trying to get Caroline Kennedy; let’s get rid of the politicians & we will be rid of the problems in this slave minded the people must pay bribe & corrupt society; Pakistan “corrupt & abusive Gov” set up & based on USA image; Iraq: corruption & abuse & dictatorship; based on USA image; one thing tho: that I am seeing: the “contractors” get paid $7,000 up to $20,000 Black Water & the military men/women $1400; they have cash up the gazoo in Pakistan, Afghanistan & Iraq but NONE HERE? ALWAYS BROKE? c’on folks; get a clue! y’all seem to be buying this a little to much as if you were like Palin!

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By hippy pam, December 20, 2008 at 3:43 pm Link to this comment

I agree John-And is her head stuck so far up her ??? that she is totally blissfully unaware of anything?/everything?????Most moms-unless they are stupid-know some of what a kids friends etc. are in to-unless she is to busy playing “important” to take care of being a mother.Lots of people believe the baby she drags around is the daughters first child.Bristol missing school for several months for “illness” and the whole “cut the cord with her teeth at home birth” is a bit far fetched…And-as I said before-If it was my daughter-The court woulda been on it for neglect and unfit mother status.

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By JohnRJ08, December 20, 2008 at 1:12 pm Link to this comment

The issue here, of course, is not that this woman was selling meth virtually under Sarah Palin’s nose. A lot of kids from good families get caught up in drugs and it must be terribly heart-breaking. The issue here is that during her campaign Palin set herself as a self-righteous, ultra-Christian, great American who was completely comfortable with casting stones at other people with far less proof of what she was suggesting. These kinds of people are always brought down by some dirty little secret. It’s a cliché now days. For Palin not to know how her own daughter’s future mother-in-law lived and made money is indicative of the same parental detachment that contributed to her daughter’s pregnancy out of wedlock. (There may have been two). While the daughter is an adult and accountable, Palin is the one who has been preaching perfection from the pulpit, condemning other people who don’t believe exactly the same things she does, instead of putting her own backyard under that same sanctimonius microscope.  From my perspective, it’s a function of naiveté, ignorance and gross arrogance.

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By hippy pam, December 20, 2008 at 12:30 pm Link to this comment

Bristol Palins’ baby daddy mama… caught selling meth in WAH-SILLY[the drug capitol of ALASKA]-She IS A SOCCER MOM…..Just like “ole moose turd”.....Is there a “guilt by association” link here????Or is “pit lips” so BLIND and STUPID so as to NOT KNOW WHO/WHAT her kids are HANGING WITH?????Can this mean the new child will be born ADDICTED????I have heard that ANY CONTACT with that stuff is really dangerous….Is this[maybe] what is WRONG WITH TRIG???And HOW does the FIRE at the Wah-silly Church fit in?????I have also heard that stuff is HIGHLY FLAMMABLE….Could there have been an explosion?????I am SO GLAD SHE IS NOT OUR V.P…......

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By hippy pam, December 14, 2008 at 4:41 pm Link to this comment

WAH-SILLY in the news again….Burned down the church…...Most of us could care less about “ole moose turd” so…..SHE HAD TO GET IN THE NEWS SOMEHOW????????Could SHE have paid someone?????bribed some one?????intimidated some one????I wouldn’t put it past her…....Actually GOD was trying to tell the pastor and congregation that[maybe] they HAVE IT ALL WRONG.If their RELIGION was so GOOD and TRUE-God would have PUT OUT THE FIRE before it got that far….Obviously-GOD DID NOT APPROVE!!!!!

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By JohnRJ08, December 8, 2008 at 3:18 pm Link to this comment

As Forrest Gump once said, “Stupid is as stupid does.” By that standard, Gump was a genius. Palin and Bush have been celebritized by the stupid things they’ve said and done. Bush is living proof that you don’t have to be above average academically to graduate from Yale, and Palin is living proof that you don’t have to speak proper English to be governor of Alaska. For people in the public eye who fancy themselves to be politicians, ineptitude with the language can only be attributed to some kind of intellectual impairment. Palin takes things a step further by proudly proclaiming her opposition to the scientific method and espousing her unconditional belief that mankind walked alongside living dinosaurs. At a certain point, one has to accept the fact that these people are, indeed, intensely stupid. I think that referring to someone as being “stupid” without providing any supporting examples is never a good idea. However, in this particular case, both of these people have provided truckloads of evidence.

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By gary, December 8, 2008 at 2:26 pm Link to this comment
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i enjoy a good “hate sarah palin” party as much as anybody but i must disagree on some points…she is not stupid..nor is bush..keep underestimating her at your calling is fun but really doesn’t help

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By JohnRJ08, November 9, 2008 at 3:39 pm Link to this comment

Juli An—I’m sorry, but your description of Sarah Palin sounds like it bubbled out of an alternate universe. The only reason Palin comes off as “strong” is because she’s not bright enough to know what her considerable limitations are. A person who is oblivious to their own shortcomings often appears confident and, as some have said, “excessively decisive”. I don’t know of anybody who is threatened by or afraid of Palin. That is, unless you’re talking about her having any power over their lives. This is a woman who eschews the scientific method, and has shown zero interest in the world outside of Alaska for most of her adult life. After attending five colleges, looking for the campus with a suitable climate, she finally got a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and eventually became a television sportscaster. That gave her a taste of celebrité, which she has pursued ever since. There is simply nothing distinguished about her, yet John McCain would have placed her within his aging heartbeat of the most powerful office on the planet. That scared a lot of people, including some very smart ones, such as Peggy Noonan, Christopher Buckley, Kathleen Parker, Susan Eisenhower, Colin Powell, Ken Dubenstein, Scott McClellan and David Brookes. Now, either all of those distinguished Republicans aren’t as perceptive as you, or you have an other-worldly image of Sarah Palin. If you think that Palin has the intelligence and skill to end our energy dependence, I have some beachfront property I’d like to sell you up in Alaska. You can see Russia from the kitchen. This is the same person who thinks mankind walked alongside living dinosaurs and wanted to ban books in her local library. I would say that she excels in the pursuit of ignorance and reactionary ideology. You say she’s beautiful.  So what? Since when does a pretty face have one single thing to do with the intelligence necessary to understand complex issues and articulate policy? You say she’s kind and approachable, yet this is the same person who was the point-person for the most divisive, deceptive political campaign since Andrew Jackson ran against John Quincy Adams. And that is why so many people are still talking about Palin and expressing contempt for her.

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By Juli An, November 9, 2008 at 8:46 am Link to this comment
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How hard would it have been for anyone to simply say that Sarah Palin wasn’t qualified to be VP, a heart beat away from the Presidency and not vote for the McCain/Palin ticket?  The Liberal “destroy those you fear” is a real laugh.  From bloggers to Journalists it was as if a fire bomb had hit and everyone was racing to put it out with every means possible.  Why were you so afraid of Sarah Palin? 

If the Republican ticket was Mike Huckabee and another male right to lifer there wouldn’t have been such fear fueled hate and personal attacks.  It is really hilarious how you were so afraid of her.

My guess is that she was a strong, articulate and beautiful woman with a strong family, a loving marriage, who lived her values by not aborting her down syndrome child. 

I get the fear of Religion and the need to hold onto atheist beliefs.  I get the desire to dismantle the USA and become part of a one world power.  I got the 60’s where we espoused love and peace yet greeted the returning soldiers that had been drafted in the Vietnam War as baby killers and how bombing the Capitol was cool. 

What I don’t get is why you want American to be Energy Dependent; why you believe that gutting the Military will give us peace; why Robinhood Economics is the way to go and why killing babies at birth protects women’s rights.

I think that this woman, Sarah Palin, embodied the ideal woman - devoted Christian, devoted Wife and Mother, strong, hardworking, intelligent and most of all beautiful with a reputation of being approachable and kind. 

I say to you that you are the ones that “have antipathy towards others that are not like them.”  All you had to do was vote NO.

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By hippy pam, November 8, 2008 at 12:33 pm Link to this comment

I agree with Joe the Polar Bear…Ole’ “moose turds” is THE PERFECT REPUBLICAN…She is a liar-cheat-thief-conniver-dirty politician-smile to your face/knife you in the back-bridge to nowhere-bible thumping-uneducated-underhanded-bigot…AND THE REPUB PARTY WILL RUN HER AGAIN…but They will groom her better NEXT TIME….

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By Joe the polar bear, November 7, 2008 at 7:58 pm Link to this comment
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after watching the small minded alaskans put a criminal into power after he was convisted tells the whole story of alaskan mentality….........

besides having no brains ...they don’t taste very good.

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By Maura, November 7, 2008 at 4:21 pm Link to this comment
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Sarah Palin is SMART, PRETTY, a GREAT PUBLIC SPEAKER, STRONG AND BRAVE ... and IGNORANT .. and cannot be considered educated enough for the highest office in the land without the next 4 years devoted to Foreign Affairs, Science, Law, and .... Science, Science and more Science. 

Her ignorance of basic Biology and Law were flaws that held her back (she could have at a least been able to know Engel v. Vitale decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, which declared unconstitutional the inclusion of state-sponsored school prayer as a part of instruction in public schools, or MA’s Goodridge v. Mass. Department of Public Health on same-sex marriage—things she is really interested in and the core conservative party would applaud). 

I was also turned away by the negativism of her words - she made me think she was talking that different was bad.  Is Jewish bad?  Are all Muslims bad? No and No!  Fear mongering and race-baiting—it was terrible and she made me very very sad.  She really turned me away with the ugly attack speeches.  She needed to address problems with the world and how the McCain-Palin would address them with confidence and candor.  She did not need to go on ranting attacks.  She was vicous and ugly to a respectible good very educated man that now has the White House and no deserves my respect as my new Commander-in-Chief. 

I would not vote for her and for John McCain for fear that she was not prepared for this office.  He has had malignant melanoma 3 times and the incidence of recurrence of this deadly disease is very very high.  There is also no way he could possibly run in 4 more years.  I could not risk my vote on her.
If she comes back in 2012 and can pass 9th grade Biology ... she might have a chance.  First she needs to learn that Fruit Flies are not things to drop off in earmarks as stupid fluff of no use to common citizens as this is a foundation for research in medicine (a foundational tool almost as important as the microscope for research in cancer, all genetics and has paved the way for research into autism and Down’s syndrome - search YouTube for Fruit Fly Palin).  Using these tools we can say something other when looking under the microscope than “OOO Pretty ...It looks so Big”. She does not know how the Senate works ... sorry Sarah.  Study constitutional government fast.  She has not looked at foreign affairs or really worried about what has been going on in the rest of the world—that is my perception.  I want a candidate that is educated enough to take on the world as well has who has a moral core.  She needs that education—and she needs it fast.  Science, science, law, foreign affairs.  Sorry she did not have it this time.  I do not know if she will open herself up past the small town person and remove that veil of religion to allow herself to fully accept the science she needs to learn. 

Glad to see the back of her on the way to AK.  Please let her stay there where she can believe the world is 4000 years old.  I hope she can leave the Beluga Wale alone finally too [search Palin loses bid to block Beluga whale protection].  When she graduates from Harvard as a Law Professor or does something else other than spew lies and shoot wolves from helicopters on the AK taxpayer’s money ... maybe.

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By ztar, November 7, 2008 at 7:39 am Link to this comment

Well, now that the election’s over and my choice has won, here’s a few thoughts I’d like to share with you all:

Ms. Sarah will be back for two reasons:
1) Do you really think, after 8 years of Coup detat rule that the religious right is just going to fold their tents and go away?

2) SP’s ambition, as supported by The Third Wave, knows no bounds and no shortage of money.

If there’s some further research you’d like to do on the cult of personality we have on display with SP:

If John Dean sees it, we should take him at face value.

Here’s to hoping Ms. Palin never darkens our door again. But somehow, I think we’ll see more of here. If Mary Glazier has anything to say about it.

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By Rusty Scalf, November 5, 2008 at 10:13 pm Link to this comment
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All those screaming at the thought of ‘more Sarah’ have no concept of the importance of history. Facts are most accurately recorded in the present, even if some distance is needed for analysis. Let us not ignore, lest we be condemned to repeat. I say document, and do so with depth and accuracy, so that future generations will know what happened.

We are now being subjected to a revisionist version of the Reagan years. We mustn’t let that happen again.

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By JohnRJ08, November 5, 2008 at 9:32 am Link to this comment

Sarah Palin’s 15 minutes are up. Now, the Republican Party will re-evaluate her potential and then ditch her faster than a Jamaican sprinter. She has been an embarrassment to herself, her state and the GOP.

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By JimBob, November 5, 2008 at 8:30 am Link to this comment

Time to take this story (and her picture) off the site.  Hopefully we’ll never have to hear or see this woman again.

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By Expat, November 5, 2008 at 6:37 am Link to this comment

This vacuous harpy is finished; get her off of here!!  I never want to hear reference to her again.  May she disappear under a pile of moose dung!  Karma realized!

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By hippy pam, November 5, 2008 at 6:22 am Link to this comment

Hey….“Ms.Mooseturd” you can go back to WAH-SILLY and secede “your great state” from the rest of US[the lower 48]....cuz WE-THE PEOPLE….HAVE DECLARED YOU AND MCSHAME/BULLSH*T UNFIT TO LEAD…......

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By suzannemiller, November 3, 2008 at 2:07 am Link to this comment

This McCain Palin campaign is a new low in the history of our country. They have nothing positive to
offer us, so they have resorted to hatred and their
own kind of poisonous terrorism in the USA…they are
truly a disgrace to our democracy. Fascism, anyone?

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By ekeats, November 2, 2008 at 10:27 pm Link to this comment

What other purpose could Dick Cheney’s Presidential endorsement yesterday serve at this point than to go on the record in a big way in support of Sarah Palin, who is likely to continue to be his and the neo-cons front person for a long time, or so they hope. I mean, isn’t a Cheney’s endorsement the kiss of death for McCain.

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By ZeFrenchy, November 2, 2008 at 8:32 pm Link to this comment
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So that all non French-speaking folks who listened to the prank call to Sarah Palin get a more in-depth enjoyment of it :

1) While FRANK LOUVIER is indeed President Saykozy’s Communications Advisor, JOHNNY HALLIDAY is NOT his Special American Advisor, but rather the French equivalent of, let’s say… Elvis Presley.
The #1 French Rock n’ Roll Star/Actor since the 50’s.

2) During the hunting part of the call, “Sarkozy” says “...on pourrait tuer des bébés phoques” which translates into “...we could kill some baby seals”.

3) Shouldn’t the Governor of Alaska, a State which shares miles and miles of common border with Canada, know that STEVEN HARPER is the Canadian PM?
STEF CARSE is a Canadian Pop/Country singer.

4) As for the PM of Québec, he certainly is NOT RICHARD Z. SIROIS (a Canadian Radio/TV comedian) but JEAN CHAREST.

5) Oh… and the title of the song that CARLA BRUNI-SARKOZY certainly did NOT write about you, Governor Palin, is “Du rouge à lèvres sur une cochonne”
which, thanks to a marvelous double-entendre (do you know what THAT means ?) means both “Lipstick on a sow” and “Lipstick on a slut”.

How about “the DUMMING OF AMERICA”, Governor Palin… do you know what THAT means ?

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By JohnRJ08, October 31, 2008 at 8:11 am Link to this comment

Sarah Palin’s experience as governor of Alaska is inconsequential. Alaska’s total population is one-twentieth of Illinois’, where Obama was a state legislator and then U.S. senator . Because it feeds at the spigot of the oil companies drilling there, every Alaskan is given a check from the state rather than having to pay any state tax. The primary reason that the Alaskan Independence Party emerged is because a large number of its citizens resented having to pay any federal withholding on their paychecks. 

Whatever limited experience Palin has gained over the last two short years as that state’s governor is offset by her utter lack of interest in and knowledge of the complex national and international issues we’re facing today. Ronald Reagan was a two-term governor of a state with nearly 50 times Alaska’s population, and an economy as big as many countries. Because California is the gateway to Asia and has three major ports and two international airports, Reagan was also involved international trade issues, and he often traveled to other countries to develop trade and tourism relationships. To compare Palin’s experience with Ronald Reagan’s is laughable.

Palin’s greatest shortcoming is that her arrogance makes her indifferent to her own limitations. This hubris makes her a person who would be dangerous with any real power. She has showed signs of this during her governorship in Alaska. To say that she has more experience than Obama is not only inaccurate, it also ignores the fact that she lacks the education, both academic and practical, to make informed decisions about almost anything. She’s a former sportscaster at a local television station who knows how to play the flute and wink. And the only thing that she has done in this entire political campaign is divide the country and inspire more partisan hostility than we have seen in decades. 

There is no question that relevant experience is an important quality for any leader, but the most important qualities are intellectual competence and the ability to unify rather than divide. Any candidate who says with a straight face that they have foreign policy experience because they could see Russia from an island which they’ve NEVER set foot on should be automatically disqualified from holding national office.

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By MCSwe, October 30, 2008 at 10:19 pm Link to this comment
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He wanted someone that would be compared to Obama. As it turns out she seems more quilified to me than he is. It’s all about the job training anyway…for both of them.

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By ender, October 29, 2008 at 12:46 pm Link to this comment

I’ve been trying to understand the uncomfortable feeling I get when watching Sarah Palin speak to an audience.  She appears pleasant enough and she shouldn’t be hard to look at but…..

The smirk/grin never leaves her face.  Regardless of the seriousness of her words, she has that constant almost smile.  And I’ve finally figured out where I’ve seen this before.  In highschool.  Yes, in those high school student government speeches, where the cheerleader cum class treasurer wannabe is smirking because she knows she’s the hottest twat in the class, and the rest of her class is a bunch of losers that just don’t get it.  It doesn’t really matter to her what she is saying, just that she is saying it with all of the confidence her raw ambition and class superiority can bring her.  She is the perfect George W. Bush clone.  Don’t forget, he lettered in cheer leading.  McSame seems committed to continuing the Bush Doctrine, but while Palin doesn’t even know what that is, she’s committed to exuding the Bush Style.  Though I doubt she has the genetic credentials, she is channeling that same screw you arrogance and breech no argument rich boy confidence that has the US standing alone on every front.

McSame might ‘get ‘er done’ just like Bush, but Palin will even do it just like Bush.  All in all, she is probably the more dangerous, like Shrub probably psychotically dangerous, of the two.

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By independent, October 27, 2008 at 7:43 pm Link to this comment
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Palin = the anti-intelligent. 

Palin = cultivates ignorance and promotes Hate, Fear, Intollerance and Bigotry.

The GOP has the lowest expectations of their leaders.  Not cool for the rest of us who value brain power and common sense.  I am a Hillary Clinton supporter and Palin is no Hillary Clinton.

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By thebeerdoctor, October 26, 2008 at 10:35 am Link to this comment

re: djc007x

Thank you for reporting on the Governor of Alaska’s library activities. Just what this nation needs: a self confidently ignorant person who believes intolerance is a form of righteousness.

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By JohnRJ08, October 26, 2008 at 8:05 am Link to this comment

Right now, Sarah Palin is so full of herself that she is speaking publicly about her dissatisfaction with the McCain campaign. My guess is that she will pick up on the “rogue” tag, and wear it just as proudly as McCain wears his “maverick” badge. She also seems to think that nobody remembers the Couric interviews, because she is revising history and claiming that Couric didn’t ask her any relevant questions. She now says she “got frustrated with the interviewer”. Well, anybody who saw those interviews knows that most of Palin’s answers were stunningly incoherent, as if she just didn’t understand the questions. These were questions that wouldn’t permit her to resort to talking points, so they revealed Palin’s inability to think and her pathetic lack of general knowledge. She has proven that she can read a teleprompter and regurgitate talking points at these rallies, but she is an intellectual disaster who is lost without them.

It is going to be very interesting to see how quickly Palin goes from pitbull to poodle when she loses this election and the Republican Party ditches her faster than Usain Bolt. She has been prancing around in the limelight for two months now, and it’s all going to end on November 5th. No more big rallies with adoring, undiscriminating fans. News organizations will have no reason to worry about sounding biased against her, so any subsequent interviews will make the Couric interview look like a FOX News tribute. 

What is going to be most interesting will be the concession speeches. How do you give a gracious, unifying speech after having run such a despicable, slanderous campaign? If they believe even half of what they’ve said about Obama in the last month, how can either one of them say they’ll stand behind the new president without sounding like raging hypocrites? In the process of throwing all that mud, McCain and Palin have been digging themselves into a very deep hole since the Republican convention. Watching them trying to climb out of it is going to be better than the final episode of “Survivor”.

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By Who's Kidding Whom, October 25, 2008 at 7:10 pm Link to this comment
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I guess I thought it was fortunate when I heard the news that relatively inexperienced and totally unknown Alaska governor Palin was chosen McCain’s runningmate. Good to have Mitt out of the picture, I figured. And then we started to know her. The very first thing I heard was her reply to a reporter’s question about her views on the Iraq War. “I really haven’t thought about it,”  was her paraphrased comeback. “Say wha’?” I thought. In everything I’d done since the Bush stolen election of 2000, in every single thing I’ve done, has been the cloud of the Nazicons’ impact hanging over life. Allowing 911 with no one ever calling them out on it, using it as a rallying point to war and the Patriot Act. “How about Ws of MD,” I asked her rhetorically. How about Shock ‘n Awe. Mission Accomplished. IEDs. No armor plating or body armor. “We go to war with what we have, not with what we want.” Saddam’s trial and execution. Sunnis & Shiites, Al Sadr & Al Qaeda. Fallujah and Mosul. Chemical Ali, Jessica Lynch. Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Armitage? Condaleeza and Colin? The Coalition of the Willing, Downing Street Memo, yellowcake, Plame, Libby. Halliburton and Blackwater. How about American young fucken men and American young fucken women being blown high into the air and coming down with no arms or no legs? Comeon, say something. “Ok, I really haven’t thought about it,” she said straight-faced.

And that was it until she showed up at the RNC, and I saw what she looked like, heard her talk. She was smooth, and slick, like she’d always been there. But there was nothing about helping to heal America. Nothing about guiding us out of the cloud that was the Nazicon legacy. “You know the difference between a community organizer and the mayor of a small town?” she asked. “A mayor actually has responsibility for something.” And in just a few moments I’d had enough of the face, the shrill voice, the ugliness of the mocking and the cheering. I did catch that she was a maverick and a fiscal conservative, just like John here, and of course, a Christian. She’d left her little town in better shape than when she started as mayor; she brought them a sports arena, after all. As governor she took on the oil companies, and she won. She didn’t think polar bears were endangered, and she had the environmental studies to prove it. Man is not responsible for global warming. It doesn’t matter if he is or is not. And I heard her say how she told them, “Thanks. But no thanks,” to that most famous bridge that had been the big joke in congress for the longest time. How McCain had used that bridge to nowhere. And how in the world had he come upon, and chosen, the joker in the middle of it all?

Later we would hear that she never abused her power as either governor, nor before as the mayor of her little town. Never tried to ban books or fire a librarian, never knew anything about rape victims and rape kits, never had arena cost-overruns and never received a free new house built by the contractor. Never harrassed nor tried to get a state trooper fired, never had petty, vengeful alterior motives for firing the man called Monegan. She’d fired her predecessor’s personal chef, and sold his personal jet on EBay, at a profit. So in spite of everything that was done to keep her away from the press, and us, we’d learned all this about Sarah, and more. We learned that it was all lies. The great speech at the RNC? Lies. All of it. The books and the librarian and the arena and the house, Troopergate and Monegan, that bridge and the chef and the jet? Yup. Even the oil companies and the polar bears. The fiscal conservative, the maverick, the Christian.

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By Inherit The Wind, October 25, 2008 at 1:11 pm Link to this comment

JohnRJ08, October 23 at 9:19 am #

Why is Sarah Palin qualified to be vice president if she…

Doesn’t know the vice president’s job responsibilities.
Doesn’t know what the Bush Doctrine is.
Doesn’t know what a “precondition” is.
Doesn’t know what newspapers and magazines she reads to keep informed.
Doesn’t know what her own running-mate’s policies are.
Doesn’t know what a socialist is.
Doesn’t know any real plumbers.
Doesn’t know the difference between an attack ad and an ad criticizing policy.
Doesn’t know anything about foreign policy.
Doesn’t know anything about economics.
Doesn’t know who is “palling around with” who.
Doesn’t know who the U.S. commander is in Afghanistan.
Doesn’t know that someone making $200,000/year isn’t in the middle class.
Doesn’t know that we can’t drill our way out of dependence on foreign oil.
Doesn’t know that global warming is caused by man’s use of fossil fuels.
Doesn’t know that mankind never walked alongside living dinosaurs.
Doesn’t know that banning books from libraries is unAmerican.
Doesn’t know that spending $150,000 on clothes is excessive.
Doesn’t know or care about the implications of her divisive remarks.
Doesn’t know that one area isn’t more “pro-America” than any other.
Doesn’t know that secessionists are unAmerican.
Doesn’t know that she was found guilty of abuse of power in Alaska.
Doesn’t know that a “maverick” is a lost steer.
Doesn’t know that Saturday Night Live was laughing at her, not with her.
Doesn’t know when to shut the hell up.

I would have made a list of what she knows, but I’m not feeling that creative today.


Why? It would have been a VERY short list!
She doesn’t even know how to teach her own daughter about either abstinence or birth control.

BTW, in her NYTimes Bio of yesterday or the day before, I noticed that she and Todd eloped and Trick was born 8 months later!

So…obviously, Ms. Religious was gettin’ it on before she and The First Thug tied the knot.

Yet another religious hypocrite.

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By JohnRJ08, October 24, 2008 at 1:52 pm Link to this comment

I think Sarah Palin, in her ambitious self-absorption, sees herself as superior to John McCain. She’s younger, easier to look at, more popular, and she has the Republican Party base in her handbag.  But she is going to be in for a rude awakening. If, by some miracle, John McCain wins the election, he’ll be stuck with Palin for the next four years, assuming he lives out his term. Palin is an aggressive, obnoxiously ambitious, self-promoter, and she would be nipping at McCain’s heels from the Oval Office to the Rose Garden. Todd will be there, too. Palin knows that McCain would be a one-term president because he’ll be a very old and beat up 77 by the time he started a second term. That would leave her as the default presidential nominee in 2012. But there is no way that the Republican Party is going to allow her to gain that position because it would tear the party apart.  If the GOP wants to remain a viable political party in the coming years, it is going to have to regroup,  re-prioritize, and re-think its platform. And whatever plan Republicans come up with, you can bet Palin won’t be part of it.

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By JanetG, October 24, 2008 at 1:18 pm Link to this comment

Thanks for the answer.I accidently hit (Report this) in your reply.Sorry.You hit it on the head about Rice.She would upstage him.I’m sure McCain would try to do his best,however,he has taken the low road to get elected.He says “Country First” What a Lie!

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By Leefeller, October 24, 2008 at 12:56 pm Link to this comment

Janet G,

If you are serious, McCain did not select Condelize Rice, because she is educated and smart, plus she may be conceived as uppity to McCain.  Another thing Condaleeza Rice would upstage McCain, his ego could not stand it, but it almost seems to be happening to him now with Palin, she is getting ready for 2012, get out of the way McCain. Do not know if McCain is a racist, but he does use it as a tool. It would be harder to be bashing Obama, using code racism with Rice on his ticket. 

McCain is quite the sexist, his attitude toward women has been seen to be quite unsavory, look how he has treated his spouses, like his houses, he has lost count.

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By JanetG, October 24, 2008 at 12:38 pm Link to this comment

Why is it that John McCain chose Sarah Palin instead of Condaleeza Rice as his running mate?She would have been a much smarter choice.She has more experience,especially in foreign affairs.Was it because she was Black?

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By JohnRJ08, October 23, 2008 at 10:19 am Link to this comment

Why is Sarah Palin qualified to be vice president if she…

Doesn’t know the vice president’s job responsibilities.
Doesn’t know what the Bush Doctrine is.
Doesn’t know what a “precondition” is.
Doesn’t know what newspapers and magazines she reads to keep informed.
Doesn’t know what her own running-mate’s policies are.
Doesn’t know what a socialist is.
Doesn’t know any real plumbers.
Doesn’t know the difference between an attack ad and an ad criticizing policy.
Doesn’t know anything about foreign policy.
Doesn’t know anything about economics.
Doesn’t know who is “palling around with” who.
Doesn’t know who the U.S. commander is in Afghanistan.
Doesn’t know that someone making $200,000/year isn’t in the middle class.
Doesn’t know that we can’t drill our way out of dependence on foreign oil.
Doesn’t know that global warming is caused by man’s use of fossil fuels.
Doesn’t know that mankind never walked alongside living dinosaurs.
Doesn’t know that banning books from libraries is unAmerican.
Doesn’t know that spending $150,000 on clothes is excessive.
Doesn’t know or care about the implications of her divisive remarks.
Doesn’t know that one area isn’t more “pro-America” than any other.
Doesn’t know that secessionists are unAmerican.
Doesn’t know that she was found guilty of abuse of power in Alaska.
Doesn’t know that a “maverick” is a lost steer.
Doesn’t know that Saturday Night Live was laughing at her, not with her.
Doesn’t know when to shut the hell up.

I would have made a list of what she knows, but I’m not feeling that creative today.

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Big issue: McCain campaign spent $150,000 on clothes for VP nominee Sarah Palin, purchased at high end stores. Big deal. How does this differ from buying campaign signs, or installing Greek style columns? On the one hand, I’m glad to have the McCain campaign impeded by a phony issue. However, distractions such as this and the William Ayres terrorist implication and the Acorn foolishness have no place in in serious campaigns.

And, in this case, buying the clothes for Palin is clearly relevant and proper since she is mainly a campaign decoration.


Chris Matthews and others have been bashing VP candidate Sarah Palin for her view of the role of the vice president. In response to a question from a 3rd grader, she said, among other things, that the VP is in charge of the Senate and can promote policies there that will improve our nation.

The pundits keep pointing out that, under the Constitution, the vice president’s role is only to succeed the president if necessary and to preside over the Senate, voting only to break any tie.

Has no one heard of Dick Cheney? He has demonstrated that the VP job can include running the White House, monitoring the CIA, firing Justice Department lawyers, promoting the use of torture, and starting wars in the Middle East.


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By Paracelsus, October 22, 2008 at 9:39 am Link to this comment

She would ban Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World? That is like the bible of the anti-NWO crowd. Death of a Salesman was about how it does not pay to be a handsome, charming psychopathic salesman who is basically an empty suit. Perhaps she saw an invidious comparison to herself.

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By djc007x, October 21, 2008 at 9:37 am Link to this comment

I’m amazed that even the MSM doesn’t report on the books that Mayor Palin wanted banned from the public library.  This is from National Women’s Political Caucus, SFV, Newsletter, Sept - Oct. ‘08.  “...When she was Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska she tried to get the local library to bad 69 books!  Including Brave New World by A. Huxley, Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller, Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman, Lysistrata, Aristophanes, Of Mice & Men, John Steinbeck, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey, Slaughterhouse - Five, Kurt Vonnegut, The Merchant of Venice & Twelfth Night, Shakespeare, Oh yes & all the Harry Potter’s… Confirmation on this comes from the official minutes of the Wasilla Library Board. When the Librarian refused to ban the books, Palin tried to get her fired.”

I think we’ve all heard about Palin trying to fire the Librarian, but I was amazed to find out exactly what books she was so afraid of.  I had read somewhere that it was simply a children’s book about a same sex couple raising a family.

Banning books is perhaps one of the most anti-American activities any politician can be involved in, and yet, here again, this is not reported in the MSM.

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By bfranky, October 19, 2008 at 8:07 am Link to this comment

There’s a hilarious quiz called “What Would Sarah Do?” in her first days in office (if she wins). It’s by the people who wrote The Decency Rules and Regulations Manual, which skewers Bush and the Moral Majority. It’s at

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By JohnRJ08, October 17, 2008 at 1:35 pm Link to this comment

John McCain was a high-strung young man long before he disappointed his father, Admiral John McCain Jr., with his dismal academic performance at the Naval Academy. Graduating 894th in his class of 899 midshipmen made him a man with something to prove. His short, stocky frame was well-suited to the cramped cockpit of a jet fighter, but it didn’t help him live up to the imposing image he needed, so he over-compensated by being physically tough and taking risks, especially when he flew. At the Academy, he had been a boxer and wrestler who was often in trouble with superior officers. When you put this kind of A-type personality into cruel captivity for five years, take away all of his dignity and torture him into betraying his country’s Code of Conduct, it’s going to do some serious psychological damage that doesn’t just go away. In my opinion, McCain shows all the symptoms of someone suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. His manic body language, with constantly clinched fists and jutting thumbs, rapidly blinking eyes, tightly clinched jaw and grimace-like smile are physical manifestations of psychological issues. McCain had a well-earned reputation in the Senate for being ill-tempered and profane, and his inability to control his emotions was painfully evident in the last debate. In the last five years, McCain has also been faced with battling a lethal form of skin cancer, which cannot help but add to his stress levels. It is my belief that John McCain’s erratic choices during his campaign have been an expression of his emotional duress. Even some of his long-time supporters have described him as being “tightly coiled.” Whether you’re a Republican, Democrat or Independent, you have to be somewhat concerned about a man with these issues being put in charge of our country at such a fragile time. Yes, John McCain is a fighter. The problem is that he has been fighting all his life and doesn’t know when to stop.

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By davidperi, October 14, 2008 at 11:12 pm Link to this comment
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Palin´s said she was a simple and perhaps that is way is puts her foot in her mouth many times…

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By cyrena, October 12, 2008 at 10:04 pm Link to this comment

By troublesum, October 12 at 1:57 pm #

We now know more about Sarah Palin than we know about Obama’s early days in Chicago and his connection to this Resko character.  Obama hasn’t exactly been forthcoming with any details.


You lose again troubled bert. Three books later, and a full tour of all 50 states, (and many more than once) we know more about Barak, his wife, his parents, his siblings, and for SURE his early years in Chicago, than we’ve ever known about a single other presidential candidate.

He couldn’t BE any more forthcoming. Maybe you should just read what he’s put out there, and check in on the mountains of recorded documents that have become a part of the record wherever he’s been.

It’ll probably take you a couple of years, since you’re obviously a bit ‘slow’. But, you also obviously don’t have anything better to do.

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By vajara, October 12, 2008 at 3:17 pm Link to this comment
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A smiling devil is not someone who we want to lead our country. She is dangerous as she demonstrates with her forked tongue. She spews hatred, anger, fear and rage—just as one who carries the little demon inside her cheerleader body. Is McCain nuts, or does he need a special session with her pastor to clear his inhabitants?

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By troublesum, October 12, 2008 at 2:57 pm Link to this comment

We now know more about Sarah Palin than we know about Obama’s early days in Chicago and his connection to this Resko character.  Obama hasn’t exactly been forthcoming with any details.

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By blainesmith, October 12, 2008 at 12:02 am Link to this comment

So is the plan of Sarah Palin, a supporter and backer of the Alaska Independence Party (AIP), to wheel and deal her way into having Alaska become Independent of the United States and declare themselves a Sovereign Nation!!!
While Sarah points fingers at Barack Obama and his relative bleak relationship with Ayers, accusing him of “Palling around with a terrorist”, she has hesitated to tell us about her GRAND PLAN and ULTERIOR MOTIVES.
Sarah Palin in the last year, along with her card caring member husband Todd Palin, was a featured speaker for the AIP, in which she said “Keep up the good work”. Well, exactly what is the founding and goals of the AIP. The website ( ) spells the matter out very plainly on the homepage:
The Alaskan Independence Party’s goal is the vote we were entitled to in 1958, one choice from among the following four alternatives:

1) Remain a Territory.
2) Become a separate and Independent Nation.
3) Accept Commonwealth status.
4) Become a State.

The call for this vote is in furtherance of the dream of the Alaskan Independence Party’s founding father, Joe Vogler, which was for Alaskans to achieve independence under a minimal government, fully responsive to the people, promoting a peaceful and lawful means of resolving differences.
Basically, the comment that Sarah Palin made during her debate with Biden, regarding the increased power of the Vice President’s role in the Senate via the US Constitution is becoming increasingly clear. While the Constitution provides no more such authority, it appears that she may intend to at least try and overthrow our Country in some manner and declare Alaska as an Independent Nation. The pieces are starting to fit together slowly. This is also called “Treason” and is punishable by the Death Penalty. While they promote a lawful means, it would certainly help to have ‘Good Ol Sarah’ pushing the measure through and turning her State into a Nation of her own. Quietly overthrown the US and forget about all the money that the other 49 States have paid into the development of Alaska.
Let’s take a look at the founder of AIP, Joe Vogler, who was murdered shortly after his beginning attempts to try and have Alaska become Independent from the US. A true patriot of the US Government, Joe Vogler made the following remarks in 1991 in an interview which is now housed in the Oral History Program in the Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

“The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government,” Vogler said in the interview, in which he talked extensively about his desire for Alaskan secession, the key goal of the AIP.

“And I won’t be buried under their damn flag,” Vogler continued in the interview, which also touched on his disappointment with the American judicial system. “I’ll be buried in Dawson. And when Alaska is an independent nation they can bring my bones home.”

Volger also advocated renouncing allegiance to the United States. “And then you get mad. And you say, the hell with them. And you renounce allegiance, and you pledge your efforts, your effects, your honor, your life to Alaska.”

AFTER these comments, Todd signed up and became a card carrying member and Sarah started attending their conventions. In fact she addressed their convention this past March.

There you have it folks, Sarah and Todd Palin support having Alaska as an Independent Nation, advocate a party and founder who renounces allegiance to the United States. If that does not sound like an overthrow and treason, I just don’t know what does!

Seems Sarah pals around with people who don’t want to be a part of the United States and have renounced their allegiance.

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By GW=MCHammered, October 11, 2008 at 10:52 pm Link to this comment
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What the Troopergate Report Really Says

“But even though she won’t likely face any legal repercussions, the amateurism and cronyism of her brief administration hardly leaves Palin sitting pretty. Troopergate’s final verdict may be even more damaging than a rebuke: her administration was, at least this regard, just as self-motivated as the Washington fat cats and lobbyists she hopes to unseat.”,8599,1849399-2,00.html

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By wildflower, October 11, 2008 at 11:37 am Link to this comment

Wonder if McCain vetted Todd Palin? In the Troopergate Investigative Report, Officer Wheeler testifies that Todd Palin spent almost 50 percent of his time in Governor Palin’s Office. When asked to compare Todd Palin’s involvement with the involvement of other Governors’ spouses, Officer Wheeler testifies that the First Ladies were primarily involved in functions like Breast cancer awareness events while Todd Palin was more involved in day-to-day activities. [Pgs 45-46]

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By Marshall K, October 10, 2008 at 7:39 am Link to this comment

I am most disturbed by her recent speeches that foment anger, racism and hatred.  She spews lies and works the crowds into irrational rage against Obama and his supporters.  She is Joseph Goebbels in lipstick and encourages the vilest human behavior.  It is rabble rousing and should make most Americans afraid.
Even when they lose, Palin/McCain have created a poisoned atmosphere that will make our efforts to turn out country around much more difficult.  Their campaign is seditious and anti American.  The Republican party is no longer a respectable political organization, but rather a right wing fringe party representing anti government, anti constitution, anti American bigots.

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By GrammaConcept, October 6 at 8:31 pm

Yeah, that’s my impression of her too. Reptilian. Cortical and limbic functions practically nonexistent.

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By Howard Dee, October 9, 2008 at 7:34 pm Link to this comment
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You should especially look at the first vid about Troopergate. They have found a video of Palin lying about Troopergate. This story has not been covered by the national news media or the alternative media yet -

It has the potential to be a gigantic story because it shows her lying about her reason for firing the chief of the state police and whether she"s lying or not is at the heart of the whole probe. It’s archival video from a local TV station in Alaska and has not been seen by anyone outside of Alaska - and it won’t unless word spreads of it

Their site has only been live for a few months and this key vid won’t get seen by hardly anyone unless it spreads.

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By Midway54, October 9, 2008 at 8:40 am Link to this comment
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Ah, yes, Fox Newsfixer TV Channel, the Plutocracy’s echo chamber, had a full Wednesday evening that must have brought a kind of orgasmic joy to the resident propagandists at Fox and to the usual assortment of mesmerized Dupes and other vacuities reliably in its audience.

Hannutty played patty-cake with McBush and his wife.  Shrieking Sarah played patty-cake with Greta van Susteren, the newest political Stooge at Fox, who for now does not report on matters of crime and missing persons.  Ailes wants her to propagandize her many female listeners in anticipation of the election.

It is reported that McBush handlers will not permit her to appear on such programs at Meet the Press or on CNN’s Sunday program with Blitzer.  She will be permitted to continue guesting at Fox and spewing her bilge in the Hannutty and van Sustern cheering sessions.

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By ApprxAm, October 8, 2008 at 6:33 pm Link to this comment

Palin?  I think Mrs. Cindy needs to be vetted.  Is she for real?  Obama is running the dirtiest campaign in American History? Wow, does S.C. 2000 and the rumor of out of wedlock babies mean anything to her.  The desperation of the RePugz is sickening.

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By dihey, October 8, 2008 at 3:24 pm Link to this comment

More about “energy independence nonsense.” Can you name the country whose leaders dance a jig every time one of the candidates yells “energy independence?” You got it: China. Every barrel that we wont buy they can get their hands on.

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By dihey, October 8, 2008 at 9:59 am Link to this comment

I mistakenly clicked on “Submit” before I was finished. Here is the rest.
The notion of both Obama and McCain that Russia can be “punished” by our “energy independence” because prices of crude oil would then plunge is the acme of irresponsible idiocy. To name just one country that will not allow this to happen ever: Saudi Arabia. They will just throttle their output to keep prices high which will benefit their overloaded fields anyway.

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By dihey, October 8, 2008 at 9:49 am Link to this comment

Judging from the nonsense that McCain/Palin spout about the oil industry it is certain that they have not read “The Prize” or “Twilight in the Desert” to mention just two seminal works on the topic at hand. What Palin is doing is obvious. She is preparing the groundwork for the next gubernatorial election so that she can brag: “I fought for Alaska during the Presidential campaign!”
Obama/Biden are just as much at sea. They share with McCain/Palin the nonsense that 700 billion dollars is transferred every year to countries “that hate us.” Guess what, the two countries that sell us most of the imported crude are our deadly enemies Canada and Mexico!

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By sal3, October 8, 2008 at 7:52 am Link to this comment
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I’m a retired codger and have been a registered, voting Republican for 51 years -until this year. I’ve registered democrat, and Palin is just one of the biggest reasons. Actually there is a long list of reasons, but Democrats should not feel smug; many of the reasons for my concern regarding the future of our democracy are shared by both parties. Both are corrupted by corporate influence, both employ revisionist history and both pander to so-called “christian” radicals who have no more place in the pulpit than the cancer they truly are in America. Palin is the poster child for the pathology in our politics and citizens MUST wake up, get smart on key issues, and act energetically or we’re going to squander our last opportunity to realize the vision of our Founders. What an unspeakable waste!

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By cyrena, October 8, 2008 at 12:05 am Link to this comment

Dear All,

In regard to the glasses…

I’m pissed that Palin would do this thing with the glasses, in part because I’ve ALWAYS hated phonies, but more than that, because by now, (11 years older than Palin) I actually NEED them, and can’t afford them. (no..doesn’t matter that I’ve worked my ass off for years, and supposedly have medicare…it doesn’t cover astigmatism)I don’t CARE about being ‘cute’, (since I already am, without the assistance) or ‘looking smart’. I don’t need glasses to ‘look’ smart, because I AM smart. (age, experience, and education help).

So, I’ll make ya’ll a deal. I will continue to invest in US, (that would be OUR country and OUR future..which means OUR youth) if you guys just find a way for me to get a new pair of glasses. That’s all I ask. If they make my green eyes look better, so be it. I only care that I can SEE better, to share the view.

BTW…Sarah Palin can kiss my ass. I’d beat her hands down in ANY contest, but I’m leaving that up to our future generation of leaders…Barack Obama, with the guidance of the rest of us…

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