Thursday, September 04, 2008
Alaska iReporters on Palin

iReporters from around the United States are weighing in on Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's speech last night at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. But what do iReporters in Alaska think? You can see all their responses -- including one from Wasilla, Palin's hometown -- on the iReport map .

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September 4, 2008
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REPUBLICANS GOT US IN THIS MESS, FROM 9/11, OUR FAILING ECONOMY, AND LACK OF MORAL AUTHORITY TO PROTECT OUR ALLIES ALLOWING US TO PEACEFULLY SPREAD FREEDOM!

1. RONALD REAGAN (AND MCCAINE) TRAINED OSAMA BIN LADEN AND PUT THE TALIBAN IN POWER WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS. (WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND).  DO THE REPUBLICANS DESERVE ALL THE CREDIT FOR THE FALL OF THE USSR AND NONE FOR BRINGING US OSAMA AND 9/11?

2. DADDY BUSH ARMED AND FUNDED SADDAM HUSSEIN WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS WHEN SADDAM WAS GASSING HIS OWN PEOPLE (AS LONG AS SADDAM WAS KILLING HIS NEIGHBORS IN IRAN FOR US WE DIDN'T CARE WHAT ELSE HE WAS DOING BACK THEN WHY NOW)!

3. BABY BUSH INVADES IRAQ WITH THE ORIGINAL PREMISE THEY HAD WMD'S. WE FUNDED AND ARMED IRAQ WHEN THEY WERE USING WMD'S ON THEIR OWN PEOPLE!

NOW WITH THE MILITARY SUCCESS OF OUR TROOPS THEY HAVE CALLED THE WAR A SUCCESS WHILE IT HAS KILLED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS AND WEAKENED OUR STANCE WITH IRAN AND THE REST OF THE WORLD!

4. REAGAN, BUSH SR, AND BABY BUSH HAVE ALL BURIED US IN DEBT, SOLD OUT OUR UNION WORKERS, HELPED RICH BUSINESS OWNERS TRANSFER GOOD PAYING JOBS TO ASIA TO AVOID AMERICAN LABOR AND INSURANCE COSTS. (GET UP AND SHOW A DAMN CHART OF THEIR MASSIVE DEFICIT SPENDING COMPARED TO CLINTON AND EVEN CARTER)

5. ATTACK THESE DAMN TAX CUT STATEMENTS WITH THE TRUTH THAT WE NEED TO PAY FOR WHAT WE USE OR CONSUME, SERVICES LIKE AID FOR CHILDREN HAVING CHILDREN WITH NO MEANS OF FINANCIALY SUPPORTING A BABY!  NO FREE RIDE!!!!!!! IF WE WANT SERVICES AND INFRASTRUCTURE WE MUST PAY FOR IT NOT OUR GRANDCHILDRENS' GRANDCHILDREN!

Sarah Palin and John McCaine ask; how will we be better off if taxes go up?

Answer: We will retain ownership of our country instead of selling it to China to pay for our goods and services!

Sarah palin says Obama can't lead in a time of crisis.

I want a leader who will lead me AWAY FROM CRISIS!

Sarah Palin says the Iraq war was Gods will (George Bush was doing Gods work).

Do we really want this in the White House again?

Thank You,

Joel Taylor

Omro  Wisconsin

September 4, 2008
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am a thirty year old independent t female hat have never voted in any elections. I found Sarah Palins speech very angry and disappointing for me (as a woman). She was very sarcastic and mocked community work. Her speech seems to be aimed at NRA supporters and was more of a "coach and team" or "commander and marines" type of setting. IT HAD NO REAL SUBSTANCE.. And the difference between her speech and Obama, where Obama gives a positive note, a hope for the future and an inspiration.. Her speech is more like I DID and DID and DID, and my opponent is .... Her speech and the chants was not too dissimilar to Jerry Springer (without the fighting parts).. I think her speech definitely motivates me to vote for Obama. He can not be worse than the Republicans.

September 4, 2008
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While no one can deny the delivery of the speeches that have been rendered at this convention, especially by Governor Palin, no one can also deny what these republicans are showing to the American People. Are we all about USA when you insult and bash other fellow Americans who are working in whatever realm to help our people? Must we all fight or be a prisoner of war to get the equal respect deserved from the Republican Party. Should I vote for a party that continuously belittles their fellow Americans by calling them angry whiners? These are questions that the American people are asking themselves. When all of the hatred and sarcasm is done the fact still remains that our country is at a state where the next President as some work to do. Our economy is in struggling, people are losing their homes, our country is dependent on foreign oil, we're fighting in a war that seems to have no end, our healthcare system leaves families and children uninsured, and we're running the largest budget deficit that I've seen in my lifetime. The Republican Party hasn't revealed any plans to fix any of our current problems. They've shown the country how to throw punch lines, how to insult one another, and how to ignore the issues that have resulted from the past 8 years. I want to hear how the problems will be fixed and not how much you dislike Obama. As a first time voter, I can say that I am in definite support of Barack Obama. He's stated the issues and laid out plans to fix them. If the Republican Party's idea was to appeal to undecided, independent, or first time voters at this convention, I can say with competence: THEY BLEW IT!!!!!!!

September 4, 2008
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Palin...Did you see her face gestures while she was reading the script?? It showed a very angry probably a short tempered woman biting her teeth!! McCain and Palin - Two short Tempered individuals will take down America. Short Tempered people dont think clearly. She and others have been claiming that she made a lot of changes in her career, but it has been just 18 months as a Governor and it normally takes time for something she had implemented to backfire...which she probably did not expereince yet to learn out of it.. U select these two..Mark my words ..it will DICTATORSHIP in America...

September 4, 2008
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I Watched the speech yesterday night. Same old style speech given by Bush but in a different tone. If McCain and Palin can do so many things in next 4 years then where were they for last 8 years? Yesterday i was waiting for her to tell something about the economy, healthcare, the real problem here in America...But no....They do not have time for us. Bush, McCain and now Palin...Their brains are so much occupied with Iraq, Afganistan, Iran....They do not have time to think about America...So Its better to stay away from these guys..Other wise they will throw us in the Toilet.

September 4, 2008
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I thought Sarah Palin made an outstanding speech and I for one can fully relate to her. I have a 22 year old autistic child and an 18 year old daughter. I have always worked and have been the main bread winner in our family. In 2000 me and my husband made a decision for him to go to school full time and quit his job and I inturn would support the family; including paying his child support from a previous marriage. We struggled for almost two years until he graduated with honors from a career college and is now an instructor for the same school he graduated from for the past five years. However, during the time he was in school he was the one that took care of the kids, the house the cooking and was better at it than I was. I take offence when people question a woman like Governor Palin about balancing family and work. They seem to have a very close knit family and I am sure they have made arrangements to take care of their family issues just like i did and many other working mothers have done thru out the U.S.

September 4, 2008

Hi EVERYONE!!!

PLEASE,GOOGLE,YES GOOGLE, Keating5,Yes Keating5,The True McCain is there!!!So See the real McCain!!

Please Do not let the R.N.C Pull the Wool Over Your Eyes!!

GOD SAVE AMERICA,And GOD BLESS AMERICA

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!

September 4, 2008
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I was born in Alaska--you do not understand that Alaska is a very big area but very few people. 

I would like for Kara Phillips to get up to Fairbanks and take a charter plane up to an Eskimo village up above the Artic Circle and talk to those people and see the deplorable conditions that those people live in.

The U.S. had a missile site (abandoned) but would not let those people up there live in it.  It was paid for by taxpayer monies--those people live in squaller and are mostly alcoholic. 

This is a rough and tough place, many more men than women live up there. 

Alaska is actually awash in money but not all get treated equally.

This young woman is NOT qualified to be Vice-President. It is really scarey to think that she could be running our country--sorry, I am not a Palin fan.

September 4, 2008
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It Frightens me to hear that Sarah Palin might be our next V.P. if Barack Obama is not elected, because no one outside of Alaska knows Sarah, and what she is capable of. I am an Alaskan and I know. Yes she has cut spending, but at what cost? She is for the new pipeline, however she wants to run the line all the way to Canada. She does not want to stop the line in Valdez like the existing line. Effectively giving all those jobs to Canada. She is going to give this Canadian company $500 million to survey and find a way to get the line to Canada, before they even begin to build it, when there are other company’s  that will do it at their cost not at the cost to the State of Alaska. She said we can buy our Gas from Canada then. She said that Canada can deal with the impurities, not us. There are 7 minerals- 4 liquid, and 3 gas, all of which have value. When she was campaigning I asked her 4 questions, the same 4 I asked all the others.

    Question 1= How will you bring more jobs, or create more jobs in Alaska? She said the she would upgrade the state to find more, and she would help the fishing industries as that is our largest industry. Many fishermen are no longer fishing, they say they can not afford to fish anymore, too many cutbacks. This was before fuel cost went up. And we have less State jobs available.

   Question #. 2= The Alaska Marine Highway is our freeway, the only way for many of us to get from point A to point B. So, Is the State going to cut back on AMH runs? She said NO! She can see now that she has ventured out of the Wasilla, Anchorage area just how much we depend on it. She cut the Alaska Marine Highway travel almost in half. A loss of  many jobs, and effectively isolating many smaller cities, or villages with the only way out is by barge. Many of our cities are landlocked by water, glaciers, or terrain that is completely impassable.

   Question # 3= I asked how she felt about raising the tax on Cruise Ship Visitors? She said yes we need the tax money to pay for the infrastructure they are using. She did just that. The only one she kept her word on.

   Question # 4= The so called Bridge-To-Nowhere. We need it to get to the other islands so the city could grow, as there is no where left on this island. She said she understood, and was for it and that the city needs to grow and she will see what she could do as soon as she is Governor. Cutting bridge fund was the first thing she cut almost as soon as she was elected. She said we could just use the ferry system that is in place. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to pay $20.00 A DAY, every day just to go to work and back, on top of fuel cost. ( Hey maybe we could just force the local Natives off their land so we could build there).

We have lost 84,710 jobs since Sarah became Governor. This in a state of only 670,000 people, that’s 12.64% job loss. Compare this as if it were in Los Angeles County with a population of  9,948,081 at 12.64% that would translate to a loss of 1,257,737  jobs, how would they fare? How would they feel? What would they do? What will she do as Vice President, or heaven forbid if she had to take over as President? We don't have enough jobs now! She has turned on a dime as soon as she made Governor. She Lied to many of us. Sarah does what Sarah wants to do, and it does not matter what anyone else thinks.

September 4, 2008
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I live in rural Alaska and I wish the reporters and the residents of the other 48 states would "bone up" on Alaska before they start giving their comments.  Last night a resident of some lower forty eight state said that Sarah Palin is not in touch with "normal people" and that although Alaska is a part of the United States, they do not have poverty or problems. Excuse me, but I don't know of any other communities in the US that are paying ten dollars a gallon for gas and heating fuel, eight dollars a gallon for milk (if it is even available)or over six dollars for a brick of cheese.  Are there community residents purchasing three hundred dollars worth of groceries or supplies and then spending another three hundred dollars to ship them home? Are there other community residents confined to their community because there are no roads out and the cost just to get to the nearest city is at least $450 dollars per person? Alaska has residents still peeing in a bucket and packing water. Alaska has extremely high alcohol, drug and teen pregnancy issues.  Alaska has huge unemployment numbers in the rural areas and very low incomes.  Fishermen that work around the clock to catch salmon get paid 68 cents a pound for fish that the lower forty residents pay over five dollars a pound for.....please don't say that Alaska does not know about poverty or problems.  This is the perfect time for the US as a whole to educate themselves on Alaska so they can speak intelligently on the the many subjects coming up during this election.

September 4, 2008
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The worst of Gov. Palin is better than the best of Obama.

September 4, 2008
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This entire Republican Convention is a freak show. All the speakers were full of mockery, smugness, and just plain old idiocracy..let me just say..I dont have any nice words to describe what we have faced the last eight years. I am still trying to understand why our president acts the way he does. Many people have described it as ignorant. The country is in trouble from one end of the spectrum to the other and no one in the RNC has addressed the real issues. You heard nothing but personal attacks on Obama/Biden that only shows what education and money does to some folks..it makes the act stupid and look stupid. I heard nothing beneficial to getting the the word deficit transformed into SURPLUS for the country. If we are not careful, we will become third world to china and many other countries. The Palin issue is another bone. Just because she is a woman does not mean she is the best and that the Republicans have the right idea. Her being chosen was a "cheap shot" that I felt is an insult. I am PRO-WOMAN all the way but I am not foolish enough to fall for the mind games. McCain is hoping the Hillary women supporters that may be uspset that she was not chosen as the Democratic VP nomimee  will vote republican because he chose a "woman". I pray to God that the women who are truly Hillary Supporters see through that.I hope they followed her in the beginning for the right reasons; what she believed in, what she stood for, not follow her because she is a woman. I am not impressed with the Sarah Palin idea. She may be strong and confident, so am I, but that dont make me the best choice. It's not her time. When I look at the RNC on CNN, I often think...if that is the best(McCain/Palin)the Republican can do. We are on the horizon to destruction. I think Mrs. Palin needs to get real. What mother on God's green earth would want their child to go to a place where war was unnecessary from the beginning. Her son is scared as you know what to have to go. Why wouldnt he be? I have family that are high ranking in the military, have done this for years, and each time they have to deploy, it is not a joyous occasion. Bush created this mess. And now it needs to be cleaned up. I have seen his kind....hold a job but dont do any work. Go figure. God help us all.

September 4, 2008
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Twenty-five years ago I left America and started a new life in Europe. Living abroad and growing older have shown me many things; one of the more important being that Americans profoundly believe that they are the only successful people on earth. This shameful attitude of superiority is personified by the woman anointed by Mrs. and Senator McCain to be the GOP VP candidate. Her speech was crass, combative and arrogant. Her narrow mindedness was painfully apparent from the words she spat forth, each one void of any warmth or humility.

You have - once again - a real choice between candidates (the true blessing of democracy). Let's hope the winner actually wins this time around and that you put an end to these years of insanity. As for modesty, well...

September 4, 2008
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My husband and I are Democrats of long standing, however, we can no longer sit back and pretend to approve of and vote for the liberal, bigger government, politics as usual that they stand for. Obama is not qualified to do anything that I can see, I doubt he even wrote the two memoirs himself, although the one thing he seems to excel at is talking himself up. His wife makes me cringe, has from the first time I heard her and she said something to the effect that his nomination was the first time she had ever been proud to be an American as an adult. This and other statements she has made have left me cold and angry, especially since she has availed herself of a fine, Ivy League education. And why doesn't Obama ever put his hand over his heart when the rest of the country is doing so when Pledging Alligance? Top it off with him sitting front and center at Rev. Wright's church for twenty years and I have my doubts as to whether he even likes this country.

    As for Sarah Palin and her speech last night I don't see how anyone could possibly not love her. She is exactly what this country needs. John McCain, a true American hero and a Patriot without doubt, will make just the right kind of President. He knows the horror of war, he will know what to do in the world to protect our country. His choice of Governor Palin as his running mate is brilliant and I would rather imagine that my husband and myself are not the only Democrats who will be voting Republican. We are actually taking it a step further and changing our affiliation to Republican. I cannot remain a Democrat solely because of the Clintons, actually because of Bill Clinton. Hillary has turned out to be a huge disappointment, her speeches once wonderful and inspiring began to sound desparate and then became so politics as usual that she simply turned us off. It was like she moved from Arkansas to New York and forgot suddenly where her roots are. Sarah Palin is a breath of fresh air who is not afraid to stand up to the good old boy system and she and John McCain together can change things for the good. Should she have to step into his shoes for whatever reason she is more than qualified, much more qualified than Obama.

     We stayed up last night to hear Gov. Palin and were so excited at the prospect of having someone of her caliber as V.P.  We were already sold on John McCain, all she did was reassure us that we were right in our decision to vote Republican.

September 4, 2008
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CWL

I would like to state that Sarah Palin's speech was well written and delivered. What I would like to point out is that it should be considering she is a communication/journalism major. If someone majors in a certain area than I would hope they could deliver what they were educated on. I want to hear what she can do and not how well she learned how to write and deliver a speech.

September 4, 2008
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Let me give you a description of the Republican National Convention and the Republican Party.....ROMPER ROOM. We all remember that show.

September 4, 2008
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Democrats want to Socialize this country. Those of us who work for a living don't want to support those who won't work. Obama in the White House? Why do you think blacks love him? Oh, they say it's not because he's black. Yea, right.I have heard ONE black say he is not voting for Obama and he is a businessman. If you watched the Dem convention, you saw the head of the NAACP shout to a black woman reporter, "It's our time, baby! It's our time!" If he didn't mean the blacks, I'll eat this computer. This race won't come down to Sarah Palin or the women's vote. It will come down to black voters vs white voters.

September 4, 2008
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Sarah Palin only proved last night that she can read a teleprompter.  How sadshe came across as angry and bitter and feeling superior and smugnot as a qualified person to be on the Republican ticket.  She clearly is not qualifiedeven if she served on the local PTAso she accepted the role of being John McCain's puppet or attack dog. Forget the barracuda description (which is really a figment of her own imagination, says girls who played on the same basketball team)she came across as a bitch or dog in heat.  Apparently she believes that you can make yourself look more important by ripping others down.  Where did the GOP get the figures that she has 80% voter approval?last week's poll showed 85% of the Alaskans polled said they did not trust Palin.  What about her comment about doing away with the driver and cook at the Governor's Mansionfact is that she refused to move to Juneauher family was more comfortable living in Wasilla and she refused to make the move to the Capitol.  What about the Bridge to Nowhereshe supported it and then refused to put the money into its funding.  What about McCain's campaign against pork barrel/earmarks?  She is known as the Queen of Earmarksshe even hired a lobbyist because she requested so many earmarks.  While she has been Governor, no state has come even near to the number of earmarks she has lobbied for.  How about Troopergateshe denied these allegations and then the guy who was fired has recorded calls from her and her family insisting that the ex-brother-in-law be fired. How about getting rid of all the corruption in Alaska politicsshe was a part of it until the House came Tumbling Downand then she acted innocent and claimed not to know about the dishonesty or corruption of her former friends.   Let's see how she has done on improving the economy and employment in Alaska12.64% job loss for the less than two years she has been Governor.  Let's look at her views on the waroh yeah, she said she is so busy with her family and being Governor that she has no time to become more knowledgeable about the war.  Anyway, in her opinion, the War is a directive to the United States from God. And she sees no need for sex education in the public schoolshow is that working for you, Sarah?  Isn't it funny how Palin and McCain have all the solutions for the problems that President Bush has caused for the past eight years????  Wouldn't you think that if they are so smart, the two would have shared some of their vast knowledge so our Country's employment figures and economy and health care system wouldn't be in such a mess.  OhI forgotthese two just don't get it--and don't feel that these are concerns of the American people and they feel it is easier to rip their opponents apart rather than come up with solutions.

September 4, 2008
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The media and this country is talking as if Mrs. Palin is the one running for President.  A woman commented on CNN that she is voting for Mrs. Palin.  Mrs. Palin is a great public speaker and has very agreeable views for our country.  Her influence would be very helpful but Senator McCain is the one running for President and we need to remember that when election day comes.

September 4, 2008
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After watching VP nominee Sarah Palin's speech last night, I realize that she is not aware of the many serious affairs that America faces.  In a laughing and unprofessional manner she told America what her true intentions of change were, nothing.  Overall it seems that the Republican party commends her for not fulfilling given expectations of state Govenor. She clearly used her position to terminate the commisioner. She did not consider the medical circumstances with giving birth after the age of thirty five. Also, she was not physically present 'enough' in her household to openly discuss the negative aspects of having a child at a young age and unwed. The Republican party have made my decision to vote for the Demoncratic very easy. I do not want to endure four more years of the same government tactics with the 'should-be' retired McCain and the comedic comments of Palin. Thanks for listening, JFK.

September 4, 2008
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So, Sarah, I also am a mother of five children.  I have the utmost sympathy and respect for a hard working mother who can keep her family functioning and loving while also working for a paycheck.   The real lack of experience for Michelle and Barack is that they have not yet lived through parenting teens and emerged smiling.  Babies make you tired and happy and toddlers will cutely wear you out.  Teenagers will exhaust you emotionally and leave your still beating heart, fleshy and raw, pounding outside of your limp body.  They will do this every weekend if they are normal.  In a small town, yes I have been there too, other parents will be happy to inform you of any escapades your teen was involved in that you might have missed.   I am from Mid-Missouri and am older than you, so I was a soccer Mom instead of a Hockey Mom.  I spent my days in the PTA and on soccer and baseball fields.  Nevertheless, I love that you can field dress a moose. I am more impressed that, more than once, you probably dressed yourself in the early morning hours to pick up your child.  So Sarah, you have the credentials in my book.  What I find the most offensive is that you are 44, had your fifth baby four months ago, and can wear high heels and can still see your feet in them.  My fifth is 20 and I haven’t seen my shoes for over a decade when I am standing, but I can tell you they are not heels.   So, Sarah, great job on being physically fit.

Along with the heels, things that I cannot imagine are a son going to Iraq, a daughter who is pregnant and a child with special needs.  So, Sarah, I take my hat and shoes off to you. My boys have chosen not to serve in the military and I respect both camps here.  My sleep will be easier because they will not be in a camp.  So Sarah, I salute you and your son for courage.  The only reason my children did not become pregnant is that I have five sons.  This does not mean they were not having sex, just not getting caught and thrown in the spotlight.  The double standard is a true and sore subject.  I was also an older mother, however 38 sounds young to your 44.  I remember the cautions and risks and believe we also would have loved and cherished any child.  I was luckier than you.  Your son is luckier than most to have been born to a baby toting, spit smoothing formidable family were he will be forever loved. 

So, Sarah, I am impressed.  You have made difficult choices many times in the past and are willing to throw yourself out there and continue to make the calls.  Whether or not you are elected your choices and hard decisions will not fade away.   If elected many of those choices will be harder and involve more people, many more than just your family.

So, Sarah, I respect you, I would never second guess your choices. We have made many of the same decisions as women and mothers.  Please respect my choice to trust the public schools, to allow them to teach my children science and then use that science to cure our children.  Please respect my choice to trust my children to read everything and anything written and then trust them to make their own choices.   Please respect the choice of all women who follow their hearts and minds and do what they feel is best for their family.  So Sarah, good luck this year and next, I respect and applaud your choices in life, please allow us ours.  

     

Lynn McIntosh   Columbia, Mo

September 4, 2008
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I was not surprised at how Sarah Palin presented herself to the country, in such a confident and well spoken way.

She is a great Gov of Alaska and we love her here. But with that said, SHE IS NOT QUALIFIED TO BE A HEART BEAT AWAY FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL SEAT!

Last night she chose to fill her speech (written by a republican speech writer) with jokes and snide remarks, instead of what we (the country) were waiting for. She didn’t mention one thing about our issues, she focused on making herself the "celebrity" that we never wanted in her.

I personally feel she is no more than a "PUPPET", FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY! "BARACK stated during the DNC that "it’s not about me it’s about you"!!! But unfortunately for Sarah I think she has decided to join the "Good Ole Boys" way of thinking and she's here to toot her own horn for her own benefit, not the benefit of OUR COUNTRY, ALASKA OR MOST OF ALL HER FAMILY.

I say come back to Alaska Sarah; let the GOOD OLE BOYS IN WASHINGTON MAKE THEIR MISTAKES WITHOUT YOU!

QUESTION: "WHATS SO GREAT ABOUT BEING, THE "SECOND" DOG ON THE HARNESS OF THE SLED, WHEN YOU CAN AND HAVE BEEN "OUR" LEAD DOG!!!!

GOD HELP OUR COUNTRY IF WE HAVE 4 MORE YEARS OF REPUBLICANS IN THE WHITE HOUSE....

SINCERELY,

DEZARI FRANK-TAYLOR

ANCHORAGE ALASKA

20 YEARS!

September 4, 2008
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So Palin sold the jet.  How did she get from Wasilla to Juneau?  Check the map! There are no roads without going through Canada--a several day trip!

September 4, 2008
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AN E-MAIL FROM GOV. SARAH PALIN's CLASSMATE

 

 

FYI:  This is a letter sent to me by a friend who attended college with Sarah Palin and also lives in Alaska.

 

 

Subject: From a former classmate of Sarah Palin who lives in Alaska

 

For those of us who have been stunned by McCain's VP pick, it seems to fit his cultivation of the idea of "maverick" over thoughtfulness, of political strategy over the good of the country.  We know so little about her.  And apparently, he doesn't know that much either, but it is a reflection about his process in coming to this "judgment."  She's connected through the oil lobby for sure.  The letter below is from Jackie who went to college with Sarah Palin and also lives in Alaska.

 

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See below. Jackie is a classmate of mine from Bryn Mawr.

 

Subject: John McCain's VP nominee

 

Dear classmates -

 

As an Alaskan, I am writing to give all of you some information on Sarah

Palin, Senator McCain's choice for VP. As an Alaska voter, I know more than

most of you about her and, frankly, I am horrified that h e picked her.

 

The most accurate description of her is red neck. Her husband works in the

oil fields of Prudhoe Bay and races snow mobiles. She is a life time member

of the NRA and has worked tirelessly to allow indiscriminate hunting of

wildlife in Alaska, particularly wolves and bears. She has spent millions of

Alaska state dollars on aerial hunting of these predators from helicopters

and airplanes, dollars that should have been spent, for example, on Alaska's

failing school system.We have the lowest rate of high school graduation in

the country. Not all of you may think aerial predator hunting is so bad, but

how anyone (other than Alaska wolf-haters, of which there are many, most

without teeth), could think this use of funds is appropriate is beyond me.

If you want to know more about the aerial hunting travesty, let me know and

I will send some links to informative web sites.

 

She has been a strong supporter of increased use of fossil fuels, yet the

McCain campaign has the nerve to say she has "green" policies. The only

thing green about Sarah Palin is her lack of experience. She has

consistently supported drilling in ANWR, use of coal-burning power plants

(as I write this, a new coal plant is being built in her home town of

Wasilla), strip mining, and almost anything else that will unnecessarily

exploit the diminishing resources of Alaska and destroy its environment.

 

Prior to her one year as governor of Alaska, she was mayor of Wasilla, a

small red neck town outside Anchorage.The average maximum education level of

parents of junior high school kids in Wasilla is 10th grade. Unfortunately,

I have to go to Wasilla every week to get groceries and other supplies, so I

have continual contact with the people who put Palin in office in the first

place. I know what I'm talking about. These people don't have a concept of

the world around them or of the serious issues facing th e US. Furthermore,

they don't care. So long as they can go out and hunt their moose every fall,

kill wolves and bears and drive their snow mobiles and ATVs through every

corner of the wilderness, they're happy. I wish I were exaggerating.

 

Sarah Palin is currently involved in a political corruption scandal. She

fired an individual in law enforcement here because she didn't like how he

treated one of her relatives during a divorce. The man's performance and

ability weren't considered; it was a totally personal firing and is

currently under investigation. While the issue isn't close to the scandal of

Ted Steven's corruption, it shows that Palin isn't "squeaky clean" and

causes me to think there may be more issues that could come to light. Clearly

McCain doesn't care.

 

When you line Palin up with Biden, the comparison would be laughable if it

weren't so serious. Sarah Palin knows nothing of economics (admittedly a

weak area for McCain), or of international affairs, knows nothing of

national government, Social Security, unemployment, health care systems -

you name it. The idea of her meeting with heads of foreign governments

around the world truly frightens me.

 

In an increasingly dangerous world, with the economy in shambles in the US,

Sarah Palin is uniquely UNqualified to be vice president. John McCain is not

a young man. Should something happen to him such that the vice president had

to step in, it would destroy our country and possibly the world to have

someone as inexperienced and inappropriate as Sarah Palin. The choice of

Palin is a cheap shot by McCain to try to get Hillary supporters to vote for

him. when McCain introduced her today, Palin had the nerve to compare

herself with Hillary and Geraldine Ferraro. Sarah Palin, you are no Hillary

Clinton.

 

To those of you who, like me, supported Hilary and were upset that she did

not get the nomination, please don't think that Sarah Palin is a worthy

substitute. If you supported Hillary, regardless of what you think the media

and the democratic party may have done to undermine her campaign, the person

to support now is Obama, not Sarah Palin. To those of you who are

independent or undecided, don't let the choice of Palin sway you in favor of

McCain. Choosing her shows how unqualified McCain is to be president. To

those of you who are conservative, I guess you have no choice for president.

But please try to see how the poor choice of Palin tells us a great deal

about McCain's judgment. While the political posturing inherent in the

choice of Palin is obvious, the more serious issue is the fact that the VP

is, literally, a heartbeat away from the presidency. Sarah Palin is totally

and unequivocally unqualified to be vice president, let alone president.

 

I know this is a lengthy and emotional email, but the stakes are high. I

thought it might help for all of you, regardless of political affiliation,

to know something about Palin from someone who has to live with her

administration in Alaska on a daily basis.

"It Takes A Village To Raise A Child"

Hillary Clinton

September 4, 2008
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So what Obama is a Black man. Society gets caught up on color. The white man has for decades been in a position of power. That does not make "white" supreme. So what some say they will vote for Obama because he is black. Where are the comments that question why white folks vote for white. YOu best believe a great percentage of those "white people" voting for McCain are voting for him because he is white. This should not be a color issue. The current administration has put this country in a bad position. The republican party will only support the havoc that is already there.

September 4, 2008
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This new "proposed" administration that professes "Country First" by the republicans would clearly be another eight years of the same rhetoric.  It has been obvious for years that there is no love loss between Bush and Cheney; and is it just me, but Palin and McCain don't seem to really like each other. They could not even look at each other at the end of her "blasphomous" speech.  She also says that she has known McCain for years, but they just met for the first time in February.  Their body language tells me that not only do they not really know one another, but like Bush and Cheney, probably don't even like one another.  Do we really need another team like this in the white house?

September 4, 2008
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I have been laughing on & on about the fact that Palin was the mayor of Wasilla and uses it as if that is important work to become president (which is what could happen).  I worked there for years. Its tiny- with just a few buildings and at the time had a blinking yellow light with one main road and the rest gravel roads.  Wasilla is great in a relaxation kind of way...but to be enough experience to include as  important experience  to be a possible president or VP is hilarious.  Being a hockey mom is also great, but I want somebody that is able to face down Putin with knowlege.  This is the dumbing down of America. Hillary could do it -not just with speeches written by someone else but with insight and knowlege.  Obama has spent alot of thoughful time on many subjects.  You're no dummy to attend Harvard,  This actually is getting scarier to think people can be so easily sucked in on superficial traits as what I see in Palin. I could do what she has done so far.  Do we want to chance her becoming the president?  Wake up people.

September 4, 2008
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Important Information about Sarah Palin:

 

 

 

 

I think everyone should read the below letter on John McCain's VP choice, it's long but worth reading.

As an Alaskan, I am writing to give all of you some information on Sarah Palin, Senator McCain's choice for VP. As an Alaska voter, I know more than most of you about her and, frankly, I am horrified that he picked her.

The most accurate description of her is red neck. Her husband works in the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay and races snow mobiles. She is a life time member of the NRA and has worked tirelessly to allow indiscriminate hunting of wildlife in Alaska, particularly wolves and bears. She has spent millions of Alaska state dollars on aerial hunting of these predators from helicopters and airplanes, dollars that should have been spent, for example, on Alaska's failing school system. We have the lowest rate of high school graduation in the country. Not all of you may think aerial predator hunting is so bad, but how anyone (other than Alaska wolf-haters, of which there are many, most without teeth), could think this use of funds is

appropriate is beyond me. If you want to know more about the aerial hunting travesty, let me know and I will send some links to informative web sites.

She has been a strong supporter of increased use of fossil fuels, yet the McCain campaign has the nerve to say she has " green" policies.  The only thing green about Sarah Palin is her lack of experience. She has consistently supported drilling in ANWR, use of coal-burning power plants (as I write this, a new coal plant is being built in her home town of Wasilla), strip mining, and almost anything else that will unnecessarily exploit the diminishing resources of Alaska and destroy its environment.

Prior to her one year as governor of Alaska, she was mayor of Wasilla, a  small red neck town outside Anchorage. The average maximum education level of parents of junior high school kids in Wasilla is 10th grade. Unfortunately, I have to go to Wasilla every week to get groceries and other supplies, so I have continual contact with the people who put Palin in office in the first place. I know what I'm talking about. These people don't have a concept of the world around them or of the serious issues facing the US. Furthermore, they don't care. So long as they can go out and hunt their moose every fall, kill wolves and bears and drive their snow mobiles and ATVs through every corner of the wilderness, they're happy. I wish I were exaggerating.

Sarah Palin is currently involved in a political corruption scandal. She fired an individual in law enforcement here because she didn't like how he treated one of her relatives during a divorce. The man's performance and ability weren't considered; it was a totally personal firing and is currently under i nvestigation. While the issue isn't close to the scandal of Ted Steven’s corruption, it shows that Palin isn't "squeaky clean" and causes me to think there may be more issues that could come to light. Clearly McCain doesn’t care.

When you line Palin up with Biden, the comparison would be laughable if it weren't so serious. Sarah Palin knows nothing of economics

(admittedly a  weak area for McCain), or of international affairs, knows nothing of national  government, Social Security, unemployment, health care systems - you name it.  The idea of her meeting with heads of foreign governments around the world truly frightens me.

In an increasingly dangerous world, with the economy in shambles in the US, Sarah Palin is uniquely UNqualified to be vice president. John McCain is not a young man. Should something happen to him such that the vice president had to step in, it would destroy our country and possibly the world to have someone as inexperienced and inappropriate as Sarah Palin. The choice of Palin is a cheap shot by McCain to try to get Hillary supporters to vote for him. When McCain introduced her today, Palin had the nerve to compare herself with Hillary and Geraldine Ferraro. Sarah Palin, you are no Hillary Clinton.

To those of you who, like me, supported Hilary and were upset that she did not get the nomination, please don't think that Sarah Palin is a wo rthy substitute. If you supported Hillary, regardless of what you think the media and the Democratic Party may have done to undermine her campaign, the person to support now is Obama, not Sarah Palin.  To those of you who are independent or undecided, don't let the choice of Palin sway you in favor of McCain. Choosing her shows how unqualified McCain is to be president. To those of you who are conservative, I guess you have no choice for president. But please try to see how the poor choice of Palin tells us a great deal about McCain’s judgment. While the political posturing inherent in the choice of Palin is obvious, the more serious issue is the fact that the VP is, literally, a heartbeat away from the presidency. Sarah Palin is totally and unequivocally unqualified to be vice president, let alone president.

I know this is a lengthy and emotional email, but the stakes are high. I thought it might help for all of you, regardless of political affiliation, to know something about Palin from someone who has to live with her administration in Alaska on a daily basis.

From:

Someone that knows about this Woman

September 4, 2008
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I have long admired McCain and was strongly leaning toward him.  Sarah Palin as VP cost him my vote.  I cannot in good consience vote for another politician who believes faith is a way of knowing about the natural world and who does not understand the difference between faith and science.  Creationism is NOT a viable science theory as it affords no testable hypotheses.  Belief that global warming has no man-made components because she wishes that were the case is not compatible with the leadership this nation needs to remain a vaiible economic power.

 

The challenges we will face in the next four years are one thing.  The potential damage another anti-rational politician in a powerful position might inflict vis-a-vis national science and education policy is another.  I would rather face the short-term damage I fear Obama might inflict than the longer term damage that might come from McCain's kowtowing to the advocates of faith over reason in the this world.

September 5, 2008
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Did any see that daily show clip tonight? they did a great segment called Sarah Palin Gender Card which showed the republicans real problem. You can see it at

www.comedycentral.com

September 5, 2008
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I thought Sarah Palin, in an attempt to get people to realize she is a strong woman (which I do believe she is), went about it in the wrong way.  I thought her comments were too catty, snide and very cycnical. And if I were a community organizer, I would be FURIOUS with her. Talk about putting someone down!

September 5, 2008
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Sarah Palin is a precious carrier house wife.She was not talk only.she did.She proof,she was elected as a governor!Become such a important person,decision maker in the statas,it is not easy ,isn't?Let your intelligence think!!!

September 5, 2008
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I hope that the Americans who can see through McCain's tactic to sway women voters will pass the word and talk to as many people as possible. I am a woman and I feel very insulted that he picked this woman as a "fool tool". She is being used to buy votes. McCain's chances of having known her "for years" as they say are about as likely that he having seen the face of Jesus..in Rudy Guiliana's words.."NOTHING, NADA", but I'm saying "NOT". Let's keep passing the word that this is a cheap scheme that should insult every woman in America. We are not pawns for a vote. It was sicken to watch that side-show. I am glad that circus is over. All broadcasts wasted time airing that "convention of mass destruction". Bush was determined to find WMD's in Irag..Well Baby Bush, dont look much further. All those speeches and attacks coming from your party were your WMD's. I am honored to be a Democratic supporter. While listening to the "CMD", all I could think was, listen to these maniacs,  just a bunch of morans. Just one more thing--I am curious to know what kind of mother would allow her 17 year old daughter, who is, I assume still in high school, pregnant or not, to sit holding hands with her boyfriend and claiming to be engaged. That is absurd. She is still a kid who is being supported by her parents and so will this baby. It looked ridiculous to see them sitting there holding hands like they are married. Who are they fooling? That boy looked about as happy as a pig on the way to the slaughter house.

September 5, 2008
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If the baby is born with down syndrome, then lets question the dad. Since now one remember Sara pregnancy. Is the birth certificate being updated! Who is the real baby daddy? Oh, by the way Where is Sara's college degree

Obama seem to have his?

September 5, 2008
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A friend asked if I would post this. 

 

"This is from a college classmate and old friend.  

Dear classmates -

As an Alaskan, I am writing to give all of you  some information on

Sarah Palin, Senator McCain's choice for VP. As an  Alaska voter, I

know more than most of you about her and, frankly,  I am horrified that

he picked her.

The most accurate description of her is red neck.  Her husband works in

the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay and races snow  mobiles. She is a life

time member of the NRA and has worked tirelessly  to allow

indiscriminate hunting of wildlife in Alaska,  particularly wolves and

bears. She has spent millions of Alaska state  dollars on aerial

hunting of these predators from helicopters and  airplanes, dollars

that should have been spent, for example, on  Alaska's failing school

system.We have the lowest rate of high school  graduation in the

country. Not all of you may think aerial predator  hunting is so bad,

but how anyone (other than Alaska wolf-haters, of  which there are

many, most without teeth), could think this use of  funds is

appropriate is beyond me. If you want to know more  about the aerial

hunting travesty, let me know and I will send some  links to

informative web sites.

She has been a strong supporter of increased use  of fossil fuels, yet

the McCain campaign has the nerve to say she has  'green' policies. The

only thing green about Sarah Palin is her lack of  experience. She has

consistently supported drilling in ANWR, use of  coal-burning power

plants (as I write this, a new coal plant is being  built in her home

town of Wasilla), strip mining, and almost  anything else that will

unnecessarily exploit the diminishing resources of  Alaska and destroy

its environment.

Prior to her one year as governor of Alaska, she  was mayor of Wasilla,

a small red neck town outside Anchorage.The  average maximum education

level of parents of junior high school kids in  Wasilla is 10th grade.

Unfortunately, I have to go to Wasilla every week  to get groceries and

other supplies, so I have continual contact with  the people who put

Palin in office in the first place. I know what  I'm talking about.

These people don't have a concept of the world  around them or of the

serious issues facing the US. Furthermore, they  don't care. So long as

they can go out and hunt their moose every fall,  kill wolves and bears

and drive their snow mobiles and ATVs through  every corner of the

wilderness, they're happy. I wish I were  exaggerating.

Sarah Palin is currently involved in a political  corruption scandal.

She fired an individual in law enforcement here  because she didn't

like how he treated one of her relatives during a  divorce. The man's

performance and ability weren't considered; it was  a totally personal

firing and is currently under investigation. While  the issue isn't

close to the scandal of Ted Steven's corruption,  it shows that Palin

isn't 'squeaky clean' and causes me to think there  may be more issues

that could come to light. Clearly McCain doesn't  care.

When you line Palin up with Biden, the comparison  would be laughable

if it weren't so serious. Sarah Palin knows  nothing of economics

(admittedly a weak area for McCain), or of  international affairs,

knows nothing of national government, Social  Security, unemployment,

health care systems - you name it. The idea of her  meeting with heads

of foreign governments around the world truly  frightens me.

In an increasingly dangerous world, with the  economy in shambles in

the US, Sarah Palin is uniquely UNqualified to be  vice president. John

McCain is not a young man. Should something happen  to him such that

the vice president had to step in, it would  destroy our country and

possibly the world to have someone as  inexperienced and inappropriate

as Sarah Palin. The choice of Palin is a cheap  shot by McCain to try

to get Hillary supporters to vote for him. when  McCain introduced her

today, Palin had the nerve to compare herself with  Hillary and

Geraldine Ferraro. Sarah Palin, you are no Hillary  Clinton.

To those of you who, like me, supported Hillary  and were upset that she

did not get the nomination, please don't think  that Sarah Palin is a

worthy substitute. If you supported Hillary,  regardless of what you

think the media and the democratic party may have  done to undermine

her campaign, the person to support now is Obama,  not Sarah Palin. To

those of you who are independent or undecided,  don't let the choice of

Palin sway you in favor of McCain. Choosing her  shows how unqualified

McCain is to be president. To those of you who are  conservative, I

guess you have no choice for president. But please  try to see how the

poor choice of Palin tells us a great deal about  McCain's judgment.

While the political posturing inherent in the  choice of Palin is

obvious, the more serious issue is the fact that  the VP is, literally,

a heartbeat away from the presidency. Sarah Palin  is totally and

unequivocally unqualified to be vice president,  let alone president.

I know this is a lengthy and emotional email, but  the stakes are high.

I thought it might help for all of you, regardless  of political

affiliation, to know something about Palin from  someone who has to

live with her administration in Alaska on a daily  basis."

September 5, 2008
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MedicineGirl:

 

    You might take a bit of advice from your founding father Thomas Jefferson.  "The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government".  You whine about liberals taking care of society and that "it's not your job" but as per our founding fathers, it is just that YOUR JOB as an American.  It is one of your duties.

September 5, 2008
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Just my take but I have a really hard time believing that a woman in labor, jumps on a plane from Texas to Alaska with an average flight time of 17 hours, then makes a 50 mile drive just to delivery a baby.  Call me a pessimist but I don't buy it.  If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck --- it's a duck. 

 

Also --- why has she not jumped all over a DNA test to prove paternity.

September 5, 2008
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Drill baby… drill baby…. drill baby… scare them baby… scare them baby…. get vote… get vote… get vote

This might not work

September 5, 2008
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By Keith Epstein

Sarah Palin has taken some minor heat in the blogosphere for failing to report some of her business interests on Alaska financial disclosure forms while in government – for instance, a 40% total stake with husband Todd in an Anchorage car wash and the founding of a marketing firm named Rouge Cou (French for “red neck”).

 

But on other matters she appears to have meticulous in reporting anything someone might imagine having even the faintest whiff of a conflict of interest.

 

To wit, this, exactly as it appears on the 13th page of Palin’s 2007 disclosure form, filed in March 2008 while governor:

 

No word on who was driving. Both mothers were probably too busy for carpools. Wendy Chamberlain is registered with the state as a lobbyist for numerous interests, from Anheuser-Busch and Marathan Oil to state associations of the cruise ship, real estate, and car dealers’ industries, as well as the cities of Nome and Anchorage.

 

Palin also lists son Track’s $8.50 hourly job at a snowboarding shop.

September 5, 2008
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No disrespect to Alaska but the fact that Palin claims she has all this Foriegn relations because she was Commander in Chief of the National Gaurd, and also Cindy McCain saying that since Alaska is close to Russia counts also, is rediculous.  I have lost a lot of respect for her over the past few days on the way she has done nothing but attack Senator Obama, but when legitimate questions are asked about her, the sexism card is pulled out so quickly.  Even though most of this is coming from the McCain camp and not herself, if your willing to dish out punches you better be ready to accept a couple yourself.  I don't know what she expected was going to happen when she became the nominee for V.P.

 

If she has enough confidence to go after Obama for his lack of experience, she better be able to go answer questions about hers.  Also, this whole thing about attacking Obama because he was a Comminity Activist is just another fact showing that they really don't care about the average American. 

 

I like how they say how biased the media is so they cancel their interviews with CNN and go to the MOST BIASED network, Fox News.  Fox News has the audacity to say the media is biased right after Sean Hannity has a week long special on how Senator Obama is a secret muslim who wants to destroy America, and how a fist bump is a terrorist action.  The Republicans are nothing but hypocrites, they say one thing do another.  During their Convention it seemed like they were trying to get people to forget that Bush is a Republican, who most of them agreed with until it became unpopular, and that we need them to swoop into Washington and clean it up, when in actuality they are the ones to blame for the mess.

September 6, 2008
Click to view barbarat's profile

Why is cnn so concerned about Palins so called trooper incident yet they do not go and investigate or get any information on the actions of their favorite person...Obama...How about checking into the facts that  his wife's salary tripled the year he became a senator and started earmarking funds to her employer....I think thats a lot more severe then the trooper incident....also what about his vocal support for a grotesque "infanticide bill" that was too extreme even for Nancy Pelosi...how about how Obama intervened to keep the Chicago Machine in power while he was a U.S. senator...The corrupt Chicago Machine politician who "made a U.S. senator" out of Barack Obama -- and how he did it...how about how Obama has repeatedly steered legislation to pay off campaign donors...These are serious accusations far more serious then the trooper incident which by the way on your own show he admitted he did all those things...so cnn...take your claws out of the McCain people and start digging where they beong...in the Obama camp....People are not stupid..they

see how cnn is always trying to push Obama down the Americans throats....yes it is great to have a first time black president but only if he is a good one...not Obama...he will set back racism 20 years if he is elected and can not do the job...his promises sound good but they are not realistic and people are starting to see that...also while you are at it why not ask Oprah why she is so racist that she never has jumped in to help any presidential candidate till a black one came along...now that is racist and people should stop watching her show in protest!!

September 6, 2008
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I just read all your remarks here, its amazing how so many people here are against McCain...yet he is running neck and neck with Obama...so someone must believe in him...do you go out and look for just Obama supporters...it just strikes me as odd thats all you seem to have in your commet sections....thank God, yes folks I said God not allah...wake up folks...the only people you are fooling are yourselves...God bless America and McCain and Palin!!!

September 6, 2008
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My friend, Ethel and her sister, Marina, grew up with me.  Marina now lives in Juno, Alaska and is a member of the Planned Parenthood board there.  This is from a friend of Marina's.  Thought you might be interested.

Allie

 

As an Alaskan, I am writing to give all of you some information on Sarah Palin, Senator McCain's choice for VP. As an Alaska voter, I know more than most of you about her and, frankly, I am horrified that he picked her.

 

The most accurate description of her is red neck. Her husband works in the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay and races snow mobiles. She is a life time member of the NRA and has worked tirelessly to allow indiscriminate hunting of wildlife in Alaska, particularly wolves and bears. She has spent millions of Alaska state dollars on aerial hunting of these predators from helicopters and airplanes, dollars that should have been spent, for example, on Alaska's failing school system. We have the lowest rate of high school graduation in the country. Not all of you may think aerial predator hunting is so bad, but how anyone (other than Alaska wolf-haters, of which there are

many, most without teeth), could think this use of funds is appropriate is beyond me. If you want to know more about the aerial hunting travesty, let me know and I will send some links to informative web sites.

 

She has been a strong supporter of increased use of fossil fuels, yet the McCain campaign has the nerve to say she has "green" policies. The only thing green about Sarah Palin is her lack of experience. She has consistently supported drilling in ANWR, use of coal-burning power plants (as I write this, a new coal plant is being built in her home town of Wasilla), strip mining, and almost anything else that will unnecessarily exploit the diminishing resources of Alaska and destroy its environment.

 

Prior to her one year as governor of Alaska, she was mayor of Wasilla, a small red neck town outside Anchorage. The average maximum education level of parents of junior high school kids in Wasilla is 10th grade. Unfortunately, I have to go to Wasilla every week to get groceries and other supplies, so I have continual contact with the people who put Palin in office in the first place. I know what I'm talking about. These people don't have a concept of the world around them or of the serious issues facing the US. Furthermore, they don't care. So long as they can go out and hunt their moose every fall, kill wolves and bears and drive their snow mobiles and ATVs through every corner of the wilderness, they're happy. I wish I were exaggerating.

 

Sarah Palin is currently involved in a political corruption scandal. She fired an individual in law enforcement here because she didn't like how he treated one of her relatives during a divorce. The man's performance and ability weren't considered; it was a totally personal firing and is currently under investigation. While the issue isn't close to the scandal of Ted Steven's corruption, it shows that Palin isn't "squeaky clean" and causes me to think there ay be more issues that could come to light. Clearly McCain doesn't care.

 

When you line Palin up with Biden, the comparison would be laughable if it weren't so serious. Sarah Palin knows nothing of economics (admittedly a weak area for McCain), or of international affairs, knows nothing of national government, Social Security, unemployment, health care systems - you name it. The idea of her meeting with heads of foreign governments around the world truly frightens me.

 

In an increasingly dangerous world, with the economy in shambles in the US, Sarah Palin is uniquely UNqualified to be vice president. John McCain is not a young man. Should something happen to him such that the vice president had to step in, it would destroy our country and possibly the world to have someone as inexperienced and inappropriate as Sarah Palin. The choice of Palin is a cheap shot by McCain to try to get Hillary supporters to vote for him. when McCain introduced her today, Palin had the nerve to compare herself with Hillary and Geraldine Ferraro. Sarah Palin, you are no Hillary Clinton.

 

To those of you who, like me, supported Hilary and were upset that she did not get the nomination, please don't think that Sarah Palin is a worthy substitute. If you supported Hillary, regardless of what you think the media and the Democratic party may have done to undermine her campaign, the person to support now is Obama, not Sarah Palin. To those of you who are independent or undecided, don't let the choice of Palin sway you in favor of McCain. Choosing her shows how unqualified McCain is to be president. To those of you who are conservative, I guess you have no choice for president. But please try to see how the poor choice of Palin tells us a great deal about McCain's judgment. While the political posturing inherent in the choice of Palin is obvious, the more serious issue is the fact that the VP is, literally, a heartbeat away from the presidency. Sarah Palin is totally and unequivocally unqualified to be vice president,... let alone president.

 

I know this is a lengthy and emotional email, but the stakes are high. I thought it might help for all of you, regardless of political affiliation, to know something about Palin from someone who has to live with her administration in Alaska on a daily basis.

September 6, 2008
Click to view Pilgrim99's profile

WOW! What a breath of fresh air, Sarah blows Obama away! I have NEVER been so excited about a Vice-Presidential candidate. She will be an excellent Vice-President and a GREAT President in 2016 when she is elected President. Nearly everyone I've talked to about Sarah has only positive things to say about her, and I live in a Democratic state. Even some Hilary supporters here are saying good things about Sarah Palin. I can't wait until November!

 

It seems as though every time the media attacks her, she only gains more sympathy and support. Thank you Liberal media, and please, please, keep up the Palin attacks. The latest polls show that Sarah is now more popular that Obama, Biden, and even her running mate John McCain. Thanks for all your help in making Sarah Palin the subject of every dinner table conversation in America.

September 6, 2008
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Can you vote for Sarah Palin after watching this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGPFPBmzRrQ&feature=related

I’ve been a Republican for 35 years, and I can’t.  I won’t!

The truth about aerial hunting of wolves in Alaska

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Mu_rqmFpL8

 

To send a message to Gov. Palin:

https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?page=UserAction&id=839&s_einterest=C3C4&s_Affiliate=savewolves_&JServSessionIdr012=kscecyarz3.app23a

September 7, 2008
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crz

Barack Obama realizes there are problems with the economy, unemployment, environment, foreign relations, health care, the nation's debt, energy, among others and he will attempt to solve these problems. John McCain does not even believe that some of these issues are problems. McCain said he would fight by my side. If he is the President, I do not want him by my side, he is suppose to lead. Is he going to help people struggling to keep their homes? Is he going to keep the soldiers fighting in Iraq forever? Is he going to assist people without health care? I heard republicans say that is not the governments job to make sure people have health care.I do not want McCain's type of government. I am sorry he was a POW, but, after his wife waited 5 years for him to come home, he cheated on her many times and married his current wife. What does that say about him and his current wife? He got off on the Keating 5 investigstion, but the Senate Ethics Committee said he had "poor judgement". He also chose a vice president candidate that has less than zero foreign affairs experience. With his age, health history, and the state of thee world today, how can anyone vote for him knowing that Gov. Palin would then be the President. Again, poor judgement.It is a no-brainer. Vote for Barack Obama.

September 7, 2008
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Since the Rep. party did not do their job vetting Sarah Palin, will they allow US the people, to find out what we need to know considering,Alaska really does not see themselves as part of the US?

September 7, 2008
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We know Sarah Palin can say what they write.We know she does not the people she has been downgrading. We know she stands with independent party. we do not know how she feels.  If the Rep. thinks she has more experienced than Obama, why don't they feel confident to let her interview like the world did Obama? Why cant she speak by herself? Do they really trust her? Why don't they trust YET?

September 7, 2008
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Americans we need to look in the comments Clemmentine has raised, When we heard about her daughters boyfriend being a RED NECK, they took his my space down. We need to ask some real hard questions and look for answers, not just take the rep.parties word , They have lied to us before!!!She already downgraded our media, go for it guys, we went after Obama the same way!!!

September 7, 2008
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Those people who will vote for color or gender, Close your eyes and listen to every voice speak. You cant do that because your feelings would be hurt. They can see only what they want to see and not what is real. Listen to the issues, let the force be with you.

September 7, 2008
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If you watch the speech John McCain and Sarah Palin yesterday, she talked about how one cellmate look through a hole in the door watching McCain being walked up and down the halls... If you watch McCain , at that moment, He grabs his right side, and make such a sad face,I thought Sarah barracuda had hit him at that point, but then I realized at that point, He wants us to feel sorry for him. He wants sympathy. I like to know did he have any one to talk to him about how he deals with all that in his past? Does he look stressed out to you?American want to know.

September 8, 2008
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This past week while watching the news networks I noticed the GOP is touting the success of the “Surge” effort by our great military in Iraq.  The McCain camp wants the American public to believe that Senator Obama’ s judgment regarding the “Surge” was improper.  Senator Obama has praised our military for doing an outstanding job. 

   Lets be clear!  Iraq is a country where its own people are too reluctant to fight for its own freedom and too complacent to see our sons and daughters shed blood while we Americans await the Iraqi “Awakening”.  All while their purse grows by the billions.  Why would any government want the current arrangement to change?  We are paying for their security in blood.  Money is replaceable but blood is not! 

   I hope in the very near future straight talkers like Bill Cafferty, Larry King or Campbell Brown ask Senator McCain to define “victory”.  Senator McCain with his “Maverick” persona and great military background should find such a question easy, but for the laymen public on such an answer might be alarming.  Remember Senator McCain has already stated that we could stay in this country indefinitely.  If we are waiting for the Iraqi people to take over the reigns of this fight and become our ally in the war on terror then sadly in the end we Americans may be in for a great disappointment?  For the laymen remember this enemy is not a state it is an ideology and it is finding haven in neighborhoods in states that sponsor a similar ideology.

   The biggest gaff reported by news networks wasn’t a gaff.  On Friday May 2, 2003 President George W. Bush declared “victory” for Operation Iraqi Freedom while aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.  The president said,

  “The transition from dictatorship to democracy will take time, but it is worth every effort. Our coalition will stay until our work is done. Then we will leave, and we will leave behind a free Iraq… Our war against terror is proceeding according to principles that I have made clear to all: Any person involved in committing or planning terrorist attacks against the American people becomes an enemy of this country, and a target of American justice.” the Al Qaeda “network” was wounded but not destroyed and that we would continue to hunt and destroy the “network”. 

Too often lost by Senator McCain is his preparedness to stay in this “war” indefinitely to accomplish a “Win”.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/05/20030501-15.html 

   Senator McCain has yet to define “Victory” or how he intends on achieving his view of victory.  Again, I am at a loss because President George W. Bush has already declared victory.  Our soldiers can meet any challenge but to extend their duty by being asked to “police” a state is wrong.  A mighty army is used to crush, overpower and destroy an enemy.  America’s mighty army destroyed the enemy in two states and toppled corrupt government regimes and sent the disillusioned coward enemy into hiding into caves.  Senator McCain really thinks our army, after these accomplishments, has failed the mission?  Really!

   Senator McCain and President George W. Bush have reduced this immense deadly firepower to the uncharacteristic role of cop in a foreign land.  It’ s time to bring our heroes home!  The battle has been waged and won and declared so by the leader of the free world President George W. Bush.  Does Senator McCain disagree?

   I am for protecting Americans not the interests of the Iraqi government.  Is Senator McCain declaring that we remain at “war” with extremists and their “network” in Iraq?  How can we be at “war” if congress has never declared this a war?

   The reality is that these terrorist “networks” are small.  As Senator Obama has stated, attention must be spent on the network and its activities but the current administration and Senator McCain have paid too little attention on stopping those states that sponsor those networks.  That philosphy will have us in Iraq for 100 years.

   I hope each candidate and their respective VP selections are asked to define “Victory” because we have already won. 

   Lastly, Governor Palin does not impress me.  The GOP says the “surge” is working.  I’ll believe them when they don’t have to send more troops to the region; like Governor Palin’ s 19 y.o. son or Senator Joe Biden’ s son.

September 10, 2008
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September 8, 2008...9:21 pm

Palin on Tribes

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From Lloyd Miller & Heather Kendall Miller

 

Sarah Palin’s Record on Alaska Native and Tribal Issues

1. Palin has attacked Alaska Native Subsistence Fishing

Perhaps no issue is of greater importance to Alaska Native peoples as the right to hunt and fish according to ancient customary and traditional practices, and to carry on the subsistence way of life for future generations.

Governor Sarah Palin has consistently opposed those rights.

Once in office, Governor Palin decided to continue litigation that seeks to overturn every subsistence fishing determination the federal government has ever made in Alaska. (State of Alaska v. Norton, 3:05-cv-0158-HRH (D. Ak).) In pressing this case, Palin decided against using the Attorney General (which usually handles State litigation) and instead continued contracting with Senator Ted Stevens’ brother-in-law’s law firm (Birch, Horton, Bittner & Cherot).

The goal of Palin’s law suit is to invalidate all the subsistence fishing regulations the federal government has issued to date to protect Native fishing, and to force the courts instead to take over the role of setting subsistence regulations. Palin’s law suit seeks to diminish subsistence fishing rights in order to expand sport and commercial fishing.

In May 2007, the federal court rejected the State’s main challenge, holding that Congress in 1980 had expressly granted the U.S. Interior and Agriculture Departments the authority to regulate and protect Native and rural subsistence fishing activities in Alaska. (Decision entered May 15, 2007 (Dkt. No. 110).)

Notwithstanding this ruling, Palin continues to argue in the litigation that the federal subsistence protections are too broad, and should be narrowed to exclude vast areas from subsistence fishing, in favor of sport and commercial fishing. Palin opposes subsistence protections in marine waters, on many of the lands that Natives selected under their 1971 land claims settlement with the state and federal governments, and in many of the rivers where Alaska Natives customarily fish. (Alaska Complaint at 15-18.) Palin also opposes subsistence fishing protections on Alaska Native federal allotments that were deeded to individuals purposely to foster Native subsistence activities. All these issues are now pending before the federal district court.

 

2. Palin has attacked Alaska Native Subsistence Hunting

Palin has also sought to invalidate critical determinations the Federal Subsistence Board has made regarding customary and traditional uses of game, specifically to take hunting opportunities away from Native subsistence villagers and thereby enhance sport hunting.

Palin’s attack here on subsistence has focused on the Ahtna Indian people in Chistochina.

Although the federal district court has rejected Palin’s challenge, she has carried on an appeal that was argued in August 2008. (State of Alaska v. Fleagle, No. 07-35723 (9th Cir.).)

In both hunting and fishing matters, Palin has continued uninterrupted the policies initiated by the former Governor Frank Murkowski Administration, challenging hunting and fishing protections that Native people depend upon for their subsistence way of life in order to enhance sport fishing and hunting opportunities. Palin’s lawsuits are a direct attack on the core way of life of Native Tribes in rural Alaska.

3. Palin has attacked Alaska Tribal Sovereignty

Governor Palin opposes Alaska tribal sovereignty.

Given past court rulings affirming the federally recognized tribal status of Alaska Native villages, Palin does not technically challenge that status. But Palin argues that Alaska Tribes have no authority to act as sovereigns, despite their recognition.

So extreme is Palin on tribal sovereignty issues that she has sought to block tribes from exercising any authority whatsoever even over the welfare of Native children, adhering to a 2004 legal opinion issued by the former Murkowski Administration that no such jurisdiction exist (except when a state court transfers a matter to a tribal court).

Both the state courts and the federal courts have struck down Palin’s policy of refusing to recognize the sovereign authority of Alaska Tribes to address issues involving Alaska Native children. Native Village of Tanana v. State of Alaska, 3AN-04-12194 CI (judgment entered Aug. 26, 2008) (Ak. Super. Ct.); Kaltag Tribal Council v. DHHS, No. 3:06-cv-00211-TMB (D. Ak.), pending on appeal No 08-35343 (9th Cir.)). Nonetheless, Palin’s policy of refusing to recognize Alaska tribal sovereignty remains unchanged.

4. Palin has attacked Alaska Native Languages

Palin has refused to accord proper respect to Alaska Native languages and voters by refusing to provide language assistance to Yup’ik speaking Alaska Native voters. As a result, Palin was just ordered by a special three-judge panel of federal judges to provide various forms of voter assistance to Yup’ik voters residing in southwest Alaska. Nick v. Bethel, No. 3:07-cv-0098-TMB (D. Ak.) (Order entered July 30, 2008). Citing years of State neglect, Palin was ordered to provide trained poll workers who are bilingual in English and Yup’ik; sample ballots in written Yup’ik; a written Yup’ik glossary of election terms; consultation with local Tribes to ensure the accuracy of Yup’ik translations; a Yup’ik language coordinator; and pre-election and post-election reports to the court to track the State’s efforts.

In sum, measured against some the rights that are most fundamental to Alaska Native Tribes - the subsistence way of life, tribal sovereignty and voting rights – Palin’s record is a failure.

Kaltag:

https://ecf.akd.uscourts.gov/doc1/0231295649

Fleagle:

https://ecf.akd.uscourts.gov/doc1/0231254875

State v. Norton opinion:

https://ecf.akd.uscourts.gov/doc1/023086165

State v. Norton complaint:

https://ecf.dcd.uscourts.gov/doc1/0451584225

Tanana:

Alaska court system is not electronic

Nick v. State

https://ecf.akd.uscourts.gov/doc1/0231352147

 

September 10, 2008
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September 11, 2008
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Dear America... what are we going to do?? We are being forced to choose between two people who have done nothing but attacked each other.  Every day we sit and watch as our 4 year old girl tells us that boys have cooties, she attacks the other side speaks DOWN TO and AT the American People, with each condesending snide remark she sticks out her tongue, licks her lips or smears her teeth...   than we have the 4 year old boy who tells us that girls have cooties makes condensending snide remarks and smirks.

 

In between these battling children we have Grandpa making statements as to how he will not attack and how mad he is that the children are not playing nice, than sending his granddaughter out to kick that boy again.

 

I think it's time we demand from both sides a committment to serious talk, we demand from both sides a detailed concise list of what his or her plan is.

 

America we need to demand the nonsense to stop or we had better start looking at alternative candidates because if neither of these two can grow up quickly we are going to be in some serious trouble in less than a year regardless of who wins.

September 11, 2008
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i think that this whole thing is soooo ridicoulous. stick to the topics people! while you are sitting here talking about pigs with lipstick people are dying in the war.people have no insurance meaning i  break my leg and im gonna be in debt because our government is uncapable of looking AFTER their people. mcain used the term three times and no one ever said anything about it. WAKE UP !!!!! long story short i could care less if she was transgendered bottom line if mcain croaks she would not be my first choice as a vp. stick to the issues is not about women power is about who can take care of our country!!!!!YOU PEOPLE MAKE ME SICK!!!! GROW UP!!!!!!

September 11, 2008
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John mcCain should be ashamed of himself he calls himself as a patriot.  Well patriotic people donot destroy their country, they love their contry and are willing to give up something for it.  I think he is a man hungry for POWER and that is all he cares about. 

if he really things his childish tricks are going to win him this election, and if he does ...than USA we should be ashamed of ourselves.  i am not saying Obama is the best candidate, but people forgot sake McCain should not even be considered...

and i am not sure if people are just so retarted that they cannot see this. All i know is educated people would not vote for mcCain, because knowlege teaches us to evaluate the pros and cons.....

I am not a kind of person who imposes opinion on people , but just sending a message out comeone people be SMARTER.

September 11, 2008
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There is this great website if you have not heard of it called womenagainstsarahpalin.blogspot.com.  You can send an email to womensaynopalin@gmail.com and they post your comments.  There are a lot of people against her.

 

Thanks,

 

Karen

September 11, 2008
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It is my understanding that Palin tried in her time as the governor of Alaska to have it removed from the us and to become a separate country I am not sour that this is true or not but if this is will someone let me and the world know because if it is she definitely does not need to be a part of this race or even step foot on the floor and speak out to us saying that she is in any way here to help the USA she may be in it to help out Alaska but that is not even that clear at this point and why have we not herd more of this oh yah because all we get to hear about is her going home and the fact that she might be a pig with lipstick on

September 11, 2008
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Some of the thing that I have seen on CNN and the NET in the past few days about the running mates for the upcoming election have made me once agen wonder about where the USA is headed when we will let the people that run our country do to us what is being done if there is someone that is different we should try and see what they can do … if nothing else they can’t do worse than what has been going on

We should look at other countries and see how they have run their government who makes there decision and who is benefiting from them dose the people matter or is it the upper class the ones who will getting the money and the help that is out there

The people are who run the country they don’t get to make the decision but we do run it and we should be more interested in what is going on the old saying is that knowledge is power we don’t seem to have the power now when one party can steal what the other party has said and try to use it in their own campaign and we just let it

If this country is going to get back on top of our game we will need to stop fighting a war that we can’t afford we can no longer pay the oil and power  tycoons the money we have we need to get back our country regain the American way of life

Someone told me today that the top one percent that have all the money will find a way to keep taking and keeping our money why should we let them we let them by not standing up for our self’s and anyone that seas that that’s is the way it is just helping with their cause

We are spouted to be in a country that separates church and state because that is what this country was founded on not the idea of know religion but being able to make your choices based on the facts and what is better for the people  not what we believe god would say was right or wrong

If the people in other countries and our own would be able to see eye to eye on what is being done too them and us we might have a different outlook on the hole way of life that may not be so one sided the internet is helping with this a lot by letting them see us and us see them in their own life day today we can see that we are not that different we may believe a little different but in the end we all live and die some just get a few more years a few more dollars some more that others and if we can learn to help out each other and not cut each others throats there would be a lot more to go around and people would have a better chance to make a difference for the betterment of men

September 12, 2008
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Why is Megan McCain on record saying how much she Almira and feel so complete about Sarah Palin, when she knows her even less than John McCain ? Why is Megan McCain praising Sarah Palin ,about something so trivial when ,her own mom ,Cindy McCain, who has been there all her life and has showed Megan so many valuable instincts, and integrate and self respect and many other important tracts , how does she think her mom feels  when her and her dad are speaking so highly of Sarah Palin as if Cindy McCain has done nothing, Sarah Palin even steps in front of Cindy McCain at times just to wave.I feel bad for Cindy, We love you Cindy,and everything you have done for so ,any others,all your life,Thank You Cindy McCain.

September 12, 2008
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You Dems crack me up!! You have the audacity to call Sara Palin on ethics?  Did you forget that your candidate is a thief, a liar a terrorist and an anti-American supporting raciest? Oh and lets not forget his little issue with drug addictions in the past.

 

It was not all that long ago, maybe a month ago that your candidate got a free pass in the media and could do no wrong. No one knew who he was or what he was about and I submit you still don’t except his bold face lies about how he is going to change America, he has made no substantial statements about how he intends to make all this change!!! and besides change is not necessarily always good change.  Oh ya you forgot about that hu! So you have some double standard its ok for Obama but not for Palin.

 

You want to argue that he is change, please give me one landmark legislation your candidate has sponsored or even put his name on.  He misses more votes then he actually shows up to or votes present in order perserve his right to say he was against something that may not work out.  You are so blind to vote in a black man just to make up for your granddaddies mistakes that you would follow the anti-Christ even if he was to reveal himself.

 

All politicians have some form of corruption in their background. It pretty much comes with the territory.  I can see that Sara Palin has a few issues that need sorting out and I assure you that the attack media will get their crack at her sooner or later to get some answers to those questions. Your candidate is no better; he will say or do anything to get elected. He supports Black Nationalism which is akin to a white candidate boldly stating I support the KKK.  You think McCain would be this close neck and neck if he boldly stated I hate blacks and want to hang them all. No he’d be run out of politics faster then a snake bite would kill you.

 

At least Palin is closer to you and me in everyday life and knows what it is to be a simple American. She was a small town mayor just two years ago. Bidin and even McCain are all life long politicians. Obama is a very inexperienced candidate not ready to be a president. I think with some time and effort he might be able to lead but right now he is pretty unequipped to be a commander and chief. And unfortunately for him we are at war right now.  At least give Palin the same respect you gave your deadbeat candidate and let the issues come out and judge on substance and not party lines. She was a state politician, she was obviously involved in some stuff that can maybe be construed to look dishonest but we don’t have all the facts yet.  Obama is far from a perfect angel either. So judge on substance and quit your stereotypical whining about how she gets a free pass. I assure you that you would not pass the American test either.

 

I for one think she is closer to understanding my issues then any one of the other politicians in WA will ever be and I intend to give her a chance to fix Bush’s failed policies. And one last thing McCain is not Bush even Obama voted 90% along the lines of Bush. They vote on such useless things every day that it is impossible to say Obama and Bush don’t have a ton in common as well.

September 12, 2008
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After reading all of the all these lies..I HAVE to wonder what most of you people spend your time doing?? and you Lynn M. ...how can you say trust public schools for the books in the lib.? most of the teacher do not even know what books are in the schools...ask them?? we have teachers in our family...also professors...and how can people say Sarah Palin has no experience ...did you know that ALASKA is the line of defense in our missile interceptor defense system, the 49th millile defense battalion of the alaska national gurad is the unit that protects the entire nation from ballistic missile attacts.it is on permaent active duty unlike other guard units. As governer of Alaska Palin is briefed on highly classified millitary issues, homeland security, and counterterrorism. She's also the commander in chief of the Alaska Defense Force a federally recognized militia incorporated into homeland security countertrrorism plans.

Now some of you need to get out there and check on the Obama and see why he has friends like Tony Rozko, William Ayers, Rev. Wright...and the others he hangs with....Why do you choose to wear blinders??

 

Sarah Palin and John McCain will bring change and this is why he picked her and you can not smear her and make the people her turn on her...

September 12, 2008
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MEDICINEGIRL..............You have it right on the money........it is black white.....at the hospital where my husband worked for 40 years....you would not believe how they have been since Obama won over Hillary....I just hope the people who are voteing for him because he is black will wake up...he is not for the poor blacks...he used the Slum Lord "Tony Rozko" in Chicago and Rev. Wright also, HE got MILLIONS from the gov. for that church.......and Wright probably gave him money under the table.......

You know that the Democrats have wanted to SOCIALIZE the gov. always...........my doctor said to me.."My daddy died when I was 9, my brother was 11, we are both doctors and we worked hard to get where we are...why should we not have a good life, we worked for it.....but wahy should we be taxed to death and come out making about what someone would at McDonalds?"......the special programs in our country cater to the groups of people who want work...when I was working.....each month I had to fill out forms for people working in our company...the got day care payed for, they got low rent reductions, they got free food...from our gov. now these give aways need to stop.........we need CHANGE....Did you people hear McCain say that we should not bail out people who have run charge cards up and bought home that they could not afford......I say right on.........CHANGE........

September 14, 2008
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September 15, 2008
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http://www.blackbottom.com/watch.php?v=WdBJd9b9i8A.

 

For everyone who reads this, I do not know if this is true but the boy seems sincere enough to me.  If this is true, then the Palins should not be hiding Bristols indescretions and face it head on.  I believe they will get more respect that way.  And if this is NOT true, then someone should think about suing that young man for defamation of a young girls character.

September 18, 2008
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its a sad situation when mc cain picks sara palin that does not have any exspirience only tells me one thing. he is useing her as a patsifier to draw wemen voters.

September 20, 2008
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I am the mother of six children, who I had to work to support since my ex did not feel compelled to pay child support.  I don't relate to Palin and her "motherhood" since it seems she is not the one who is raising them. She is too busy hunting wolves and running for office while her husband or a nanny stand in. Palin is worse than just unqualified.  She has proven to be vindictive, petty, greedy and ignorant -- denying evolution and human contribution to global warming are a couple of examples.  If you want to get an inside picture of Sarah Palin, you don't have to look far.  To amuse her friends and colleagues at a restaurant after Obama defeated Hillary in the primaries, she said: "Looks like Sambo beat the bitch". If you want to check that racist and antifeminist statement out, just google "Sambo beat the bitch".  There is a lot of evidence to back it up.

September 24, 2008
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Well here we go making fun of politicians it is the oldest form of journalism there was and ever shall be.

We claim to be for women in the political arena...but when we have one we cut her down just because she is from the small towns in Alaska.  Well I will never understand it.  She comes from a place steeped in history.  The Indian tribes may be a problem up there...so they won't ever be satisfied with our government.  Maybe some day they will realise that

the our country is older now...time has passed...try to forget...it just eats you alive to dwell on the past.

Each new day brings opportunity to do some great things as a nation...under God...no matter which one we believe in.  We need to stop the bickering...there is enough of that to go around.  We have so many terrible things to conquer...the folks who do not believe we are wrong to abort are out there...the folks that are out there who believe our hearts are in the right place...we try to keep the awful terrorists out of our beautiful country....read more...and don't go to movies that kill a million people in them...then hollywood says they hate war. I know I am rambling...but I love my country.  Please try to see...Mrs. Palin is a good woman...she is angry for the right reasons.  God Bless the people who want to help us get back on track. No more bail outs...and big CEO golden gifts when they leave...no more terrorism looming in the shadows of our country...

September 24, 2008
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This is bologna. The real reason John McCain wants to postpone the debate is so he can postpone Palin's debate with Biden. Biden will eat her lunch. Shame on you McCain trying to pretend to suspend the campaign to solve the financial crisis. What have you been doing all those years in Washington? Find yourself a hobby

September 24, 2008
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September 26, 2008
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Three things;

first,  this mess were in now is your own doing white America.  Now all of act like your outraged. You 30%er(people who vote for only whites)' put these fools in office, and now you see how much they really care bout you.  As a African-American we have always had to do much with little, while white dominated all the high paying jobs in this country for decades.  Well, Welcome to our world. Now you'll get a chance to see what beans and corn bread taste like on a weekly basis.

 

And by the way;  a blue collar worker is not some person making 80 -100 thousand dollars a year.  So those of you who make this kind of money and were working in the factories that are now in China and Japan, your collar may get dirty at work, but that just makes it a dirty shade of white.

 

Blue collar workers are those who have to work two jobs to make ends meet, or those who make under 50k a year.

 

This country has a chance to move in a different direction and the only way you can that is to elect a person who knows what it's like to beans and corn bread three times a week, or you can go a head and listen to those 30 percenter, and I you will be holding a sign by the highway: Ill work for food>

September 29, 2008
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Both Biden and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama voted to kill a Senate amendment that would have diverted federal funding for the bridge to repair a Louisiana span badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina, Senate records show.

 

And both voted for the final transportation bill that included the $223 million earmark for the Alaska project.

 

So, where is the integrity of these prsidential candidates? Why do the mocking? Why do the playing in a serious event??

 

The McCain-Palin ticket is the best choice for the future and security of America and the world.

October 2, 2008
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I hate the way the press is handling the debate tonight making it as if Sara Palin is representing women. She DOES NOT represent me. She speaks the language of men and represents a particular ideology that DOES NOT have anything to do with mine. Please stop making her look like she is representing the women from the United States. I hope that the American women are smarter than that.

October 2, 2008
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This may have been a little observed detail,but did anyone notice the difference between the iris constriction of Gov.Palin and Sen.Biden in the Vice Presidential debate.A distinct difference under the same lighting conditions.

December 21, 2008
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Go to my stories and comment and rate them please.

 

I would love to see all the other states do the same.  Ohio is the first state to have a bill passed to put emergency contact with our drivers license so if there is ever an accident law enforcement will no who to notify more quickly.  Please it is so very important for all moms and dads and others.  Wish it had already been in place when my son had his accident. 

 

Thank you so much and Merry Christms to all

March 6, 2009
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Fortunately, we have Keith Olbermann to point out that Rush Limbaugh did not accurately quote the preamble to the Constitution in his CPAC speech last weekend. I'm not sure what scam Olbermann imagined Rush was trying to put over on the American people by saying conservatives believed in the "preamble to the Constitution" and then quoting words from the Declaration of Independence -- but Olbermann put an end to that cruel deception!

 

These small-time opportunities to show off by correcting someone else's teeny-tiny mistakes are the lifeblood of Olbermann's MSNBC show, "Countdown." Olbermann is no more capable of not correcting Rep. Charlie Rangel when he said "inferred," but meant "implied," than an obsessive compulsive could pass a sink without washing his hands.

 

There is utterly no purpose to these lame "gotchas," except that Olbermann is so desperately insecure that he is willing to waste valuable airtime in order to convince other status-conscious idiots that he is, like, scary-smart.

 

Olbermann relentlessly attacked low-level Bush administration employee Monica Goodling for not going to a name-dropping college, saying -- approximately 1 million times -- that she got her law degree "by sending 100 box tops to Religious Lunatic University."

 

I would venture to say that the students at Goodling's law school at Regent University are far more impressive than those at the Cornell agriculture school -- the land-grant, non-Ivy League school Keith attended.

 

I wouldn't mention it, except that Olbermann savages anyone who didn't go to an impressive college. As it happens, he didn't go to an impressive college, either.

 

If you've ever watched any three nights of his show, you know that Olbermann went to Cornell. But he always forgets to mention that he went to the school that offers classes in milking and bovine management.

 

Indeed, Keith is constantly lying about his nonexistent "Ivy League" education, boasting to Playboy magazine, for example: "My Ivy League education taught me how to cut corners, skim books and take an idea and write 15 pages on it, and also how to work all day at the Cornell radio station and never actually go to class."

 

Except Keith didn't go to the Ivy League Cornell; he went to the Old MacDonald Cornell.

 

The real Cornell, the School of Arts and Sciences (average SAT: 1,325; acceptance rate: 1 in 6 applicants), is the only Ivy League school at Cornell and the only one that grants a Bachelor of Arts degree.

 

Keith went to an affiliated state college at Cornell, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (average SAT: about that of pulling guards at the University of South Carolina; acceptance rate: 1 of every 1 applicants).

 

Olbermann's incessant lying about having an "Ivy League education" when he went to the non-Ivy League ag school at Cornell would be like a graduate of the Yale locksmithing school boasting about being a "Yale man."

 

Among the graduates of the Ivy League Cornell are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thomas Pynchon, Paul Wolfowitz, E.B. White, Sanford I. Weill, Floyd Abrams, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Ginsburg, Janet Reno, Henry Heimlich and Harold Bloom.

 

Graduates of the ag school include David LeNeveu of the Anaheim Ducks, Mitch Carefoot of the Phoenix RoadRunners, Darren Eliot, former professional hockey player, and Joe Nieuwendyk, multiple Stanley Cup winner.

 

One begins to understand why Harvard students threw a chicken on the ice during Cornell's famous rout of Harvard at a 1973 hockey game.

 

If you actually want to pursue a career related to agriculture, there is no better school than the Cornell ag school. I have nothing but admiration for the farmers and aspiring veterinarians at the ag school. They didn't go there just to have "Cornell" on their resumes.

 

In addition to the farmers, there are some smart kids who go to the ag school -- as there are at all state universities. But most people who majored in "communications" at an ag school don't act like Marshall Scholars or go around mocking graduates of Regent University Law School.

 

The sort of insecurity that would force you to always say "trebled" instead of "tripled" could only come from a communications major with massive status anxiety, like Keith. Without even looking it up, I am confident that Harvard, Yale and Princeton do not offer degrees in "communications." I know there is no "communications" major at the Ivy League Cornell.

 

"Communications" is a major, along with "recreation science," most commonly associated with linemen at USC. But at least the linemen can throw a football, which Keith cannot because his mother decided he was not physically robust enough to play outdoors as a child.

 

It may seem cruel to reveal the true college of someone who already wakes up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat worried that he's a fraud. But I believe that by pointing out that Olbermann actually is a fraud, I am liberating him.

 

You may not realize it now, Keith, but you will look back on this day and say, "That was the best thing that ever happened to me!"

 

Finally, you can stop pretending that you went to the hard-to-get-into Cornell.

 

Now you won't have to quickly change the subject whenever people idly remark that they didn't know it was possible to major in "communications" at an Ivy League school.

 

No longer will you have to aggressively bring up Cornell when it has nothing to do with the conversation.

 

Relax, Keith. Now you can let people like you for you.

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