Wednesday, October 1, 2008

These Pictures Say Quite A Lot About...


Aah, the great outdoors! It's so wonderful to watch your prey running for its life and know it doesn't have a chance of survival. And if that's not enough to make a true hunter crave for the kill, the governor's put a $150 bounty on their poor little tails.

Life is good.

It's Official: Palin Thinks Of Herself As Crazy!

Doing Nothing For Alaska's Women Is Just As Crazy.

Alaska has the highest incidence of rape per capita in the country:
(from Amensty International):
Alaska ranks number one for rapes in the United States, according to FBI statistics. Alaska Native women also experience high levels of sexual violence in both rural and urban areas. According to one study, between 2000 and 2003, Alaska Native people in Anchorage were 9.7 times more likely to experience sexual assault than others living in the city. Meanwhile, at least one-third of Alaska Native villages that are not accessible by road have no law enforcement presence at all. Alaska Native women may have to pay for an expensive trip to reach a hospital or clinic for a sexual assault forensic examination.
This is how Sarah Palin responded to the accusation that as Maor of Wasilla, she made rape victims pay for their rape kits:
The entire notion of making a victim of a crime pay for anything is crazy. I do not believe, nor have I ever believed, that rape victims should have to pay for an evidence-gathering test.
And this is closer to the truth:
In a budget-cutting move, Palin’s administration began charging rape victims for exams and the kits containing the medical supplies. (Her signature is on the budget.) USA Today reported:

It is not known how many rape victims in Wasilla were required to pay for some or all of the medical exams, but a legislative staffer who worked on the bill for [state legislator Eric] Croft said it happened. “It was more than a couple of cases, and it was standard practice in Wasilla,” Peggy Wilcox said, who now works for the Alaska Public Employees Association. “If you were raped in Wasilla, this was going to happen to you.”

The practice of charging rape victims got the attention of state lawmakers in 2000, who passed a bill to stop the practice.

Sarah Palin's "radar":
Peggy Brown, executive director of the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, said of Palin: “She’s really done a lot of work on oil and gas, but when it comes to violence against women and children…we haven’t been on her radar as a priority.”

"Alaska Is Really Like A Microcosm of America" !

Skyscrapers, anyone?

Give That Woman an "F" in sociology, an "F" in geography, but an "A" in Chutzpah!

It would be difficult for any state in the country to say that it was a "Microcosm of America" But Alaska? Yes, Anchorage is really just a small New York, Juneau is a tiny Washington and Fairbanks is a...Denver?

And what equates with Wasilla? Peoria? All that tundra is sort of like the rolling hills of Kentucky, right? And Anchorage's auto body-shop row is just like - Detroit's General Motors!

It all happened after Katie Couric asked to name which periodicals and dailies she reads to get her "worldview"

COURIC: But what ones specifically? I’m curious.

PALIN: Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years.

COURIC: Can you name any of them?

PALIN: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news.

And, of course, some people have their take on Palin reading every newspaper under the sun:

(Think Progress) Tired of Being Lied To:

Oh, great. now we find out she’s as well read as W.

News Bulletin: Fire in Alaska Governor’s residence destroys Governor Palin’s personal library. Both books were in brand new condition, and one of them had never even been colored in.

Palin has made gaff after gaff. It's no wonder I think her candidacy is a gaff.
Oh well, America must have its entertainment. If she gets elected, we'll hear a collective sign of relief from every stand-up comedian. It may even be a cheer.

Just a thought.

The following is another Palin spoof with the Charles Gibson interview. It's performed beautifully by Waco of The Damned Show!

Sarah Palin is "Pro Choice" !!

Not About Abortions, Silly, But About Gays!

But as for homosexuality, I am not going to judge Americans and the decisions that they make in their adult personal relationships. I have one of my absolute best friends for the last 30 years happens to be gay, and I love her dearly. And she is not my 'gay friend,' she is one of my best friends who happens to have made a choice that isn't a choice I would have made.

Considering the things Sarah Palin has enlightened us about, it really isn't surprising that she believes homosexuality is a choice. I mean, she thinks that Adam and Eve cavorted with dinosaurs 6000 years ago, so from her sage wisdom we can deduce that she thinks people would pick a lifestyle that could get them seriously bashed and kicked out of their homes by the same people who go to her church. Why, that's only common sense.

Isn't it?

From what she has told us about her beliefs, she seems to be straddling this very shaky fence: placating the Christian Right at all times, while trying not to sound bigoted. A question to her "dearest, bestest friend in the world": are you out yet? I'll bet the reason Sarah doesn't introduce you as her "gay friend" is because she doesn't want people to know you're gay.

So, if you're out of the closet, maybe you wouldn't mind
telling us your name? What's the matter? Cat got your tongue? After all, if anyone tries to harm you in anyway, I'm sure Sarah will be there to support and protect you, right?

Got gay friends, Sarah? PROVE IT!

Sorry, Sarah, but I must stay true to my beliefs, one of which is "A politician is guilty before proven innocent." If you have had a gay friend for 30 years but not said anything about it, you realize that, in a sense, you just "outed" her: all of your other friends will be looking back 30 years and guessing who that Lesbian is. Does she have a partner also in the closet? Worse yet.

No matter how hard she tries to look "open-minded", Palin can't disguise the fact that she's the Christian Right's dream girl.