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McCain/Palin : The Lyin', the Witch and the Wardrobe

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 2008 Election, Autism, Barack Obama, Fruit Flies, Sarah Palin, Special Needs, Politics News )

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We can't afford to keep voting for ordinary because yet another snake oil salesman (or saleswoman) sold us on the idea that we should somehow be terrified of the extraordinary.


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Blue Bunting (855)
Sunday October 26, 2008, 10:07 am

Watching the fruit fly speech, I wasn't sure if I was seeing the real Sarah Palin, Tina Fey as Sarah Palin, or Sarah Palin as Tina Fey as Sarah Palin. It's all starting to blur. She was so absurd, so off-the-rails embarrassing, so staggeringly dumb, that it left me thinking that maybe Sarah Palin is a special needs child.

If you missed it, this candidate for vice president of the United States of America made a so-called "policy speech" on special needs children. In that speech she took on earmarks (naturally), and said that money "goes to projects having little or nothing to do with the public good -- things like fruit fly research in Paris, France. I kid you not."

Sorry, but everyone knows -- and I mean EVERYONE -- that fruit fly research is not about fruit flies! What I didn't know specifically, but I love knowing now, is that fruit fly research has led to the discovery of a protein that is apparently critical in treatment of autism in children, the very kind of "special needs child" the candidate was speaking about. Just when you think she couldn't get any more embarrassing.

Palin's supporters are outraged, wondering how we could expect her to know that. Um, when the candidate for vice president of the United States chooses to give a policy speech on a topic that she claims to be an expert on, shouldn't we expect her to actually be an expert? She claims in her speech that she is the one in the McCain/Palin administration who will "lead the reforms" necessary in the area of special needs children. She's not asking us to put her in charge of the church bake sale. She wants us to put her in charge of our most vulnerable children. And, no, it doesn't matter that she is the mother of such a child. Just like it doesn't make her a foreign policy expert because she can see Russia from her house, it doesn't make her an energy expert because she lives near an oil pipeline, and it doesn't make her knowledgeable on the job of vice president because she plays one on TV (she thinks the VP is in charge of the senate!).

For the few people left who continue to stubbornly love this woman, I know it feels great to see someone on the national stage who reminds you of yourself and your own $150,000 wardrobe. I know you felt the same kind of familiarity with George W. Bush, when his brush clearing reminded you of your own 1500 acre estate, er, ranch. I get it. We all suffer from a touch of the narcissist from time to time. But how about we all stop looking in the mirror and start looking out the window? The world is big, complicated, messy, and very dangerous. The problems are deep and the problem solvers need to be deeper. We don't need more superficially familiar, intellectually vacuous, and insecurely arrogant people running the country into oblivion.

What we desperately need are smart, educated, curious, intellectually honest, and genuinely confident leaders. We can't afford to keep voting for ordinary because yet another snake oil salesman (or saleswoman) sold us on the idea that we should somehow be terrified of the extraordinary.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 26, 2008, 10:39 am
thanks blue. her special needs plan might have meant a little more -if she didn't continuously support poisoning infants and children with toxins in her own state. there is a medical term for that kind of illness -i forget what it is -the ones who make their babies and children sick or deathly ill in the first place and then reach out using the child for attention. the "fruit fly" blunder tells me she is not sincere to her own cause -or even ours for not doing research before she opens her mouth on the issues -easily that could result in the death of us all or wishing we were -betty white says it best "that's one crazy b!tch".

Yvonne White (229)
Sunday October 26, 2008, 1:20 pm
Palin the wolf-slayer, nay-sayer, Russian-roulette-with-the-environment player.. is simply an Ignorant Idiot. I would not wish her on any Special Needs person, and especially NOT My Son! Go home Sarah & take back the job of screwing up your own family (you have that down pat!)!

Blue Bunting (855)
Sunday October 26, 2008, 5:23 pm
From The American division:

What is known, however, is that Ms. Palin has had long associations with religious leaders who practice a particularly assertive and urgent brand of Pentecostalism known as “spiritual warfare.”

Its adherents believe that demonic forces can colonize specific geographic areas and individuals, and that “spiritual warriors” must “battle” them to assert God’s control, using prayer and evangelism. The movement’s fixation on demons, its aggressiveness and its leaders’ claims to exalted spiritual authority have troubled even some Pentecostal Christians.

Ms. Palin delivered an enthusiastic graduation speech for a class of young spiritual warriors in June at the Wasilla Assembly of God, the church in which she was raised.

As governor, Ms. Palin appointed Patrick Donelson, a pastor and fishing guide who helped found a spiritual warfare ministry, to the only seat reserved for members of the clergy on the state’s Suicide Prevention Council.

Bishop Thomas Muthee, the Kenyan preacher shown on the YouTube video anointing her as she ran for governor, is celebrated internationally as an effective spiritual warrior who led a prayer movement that drove a witch out of his town in Kenya. The removal of the witch, Bishop Muthee says, resulted in a drop in crime, alcoholism and traffic accidents.

Religious leaders in Alaska, including Mr. Donelson, declined interviews, with several saying they had been told by the McCain-Palin campaign not to talk to members of the news media.

Russell P. Spittler, provost emeritus at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., and an eminent scholar of Pentecostalism, said, “Most Christians would accept the view that there are forces and powers in the world that oppose Christian virtues.” But, Mr. Spittler added, “Spiritual warfare makes a religion of identifying demons by names and ZIP codes.”

Y'mean, like, "Beelzebub, 07078?"

Critics say the goal of the spiritual warfare movement is to create a theocracy. Bruce Wilson, a researcher for Talk2Action, a Web site that tracks religious groups, said: “One of the imperatives
of the movement is to achieve worldly power, including political control. Then you can more effectively drive out the demons. The ultimate goal is to purify the earth.”

The article does assure us that it sounds scarier than it is. After the
brouhaha over Terri Schiavo, which included a confrontation between the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the local sheriff, that is no reassurance at all.


Past Member (0)
Sunday October 26, 2008, 7:43 pm
(found it)One psycho with Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy poisoning a whole entire state of babies(unborn too), and children.

she is a demon blue -those that are always judging and accusing others like they are god's and godesses are demons -they're crafty and twisted. her crapola is an anti messiah movement -man made -ficticious -lies -against the will of our creator. here are just a few demon names -greed, lust, ignorance, hate, lies, all seductive all located by the zip code of 666.


Cina C. (1)
Monday October 27, 2008, 9:46 am
WOW this guy has so many stars in his eyes for Obama he can't see what is right before his eyes. What are the duties of the vice president? Did any of you watch the vice presidential debate? Can you answer that questian or au like Biden who couldn't answer. (Sarah Palin answered correctly) This idiot picked up on an answer that she gave to a child (simple definition because a child of that age could not possibly comprehend the full explination). Also, I am sure she knows about the fruit fly, after all that is what her speech was all about (Raising money to aid the Special children) but this idiot read something into it that did not exist-I think her statement was mis-read, i took it to mean the it did not benefit the entire public community, since it is specifically for Special Needs children. AND her wardrobe controversy--SHE did not select it herself, it was bought and brought to her AND it will be returned after the campaign is over. I am so sick of the way the main stream media twists things to suit their political affiliation.

Blue Bunting (855)
Monday October 27, 2008, 9:50 am
$arah Palin might be auctioning off her "Governor's Man$ion" TANNING BED ... she's already conceding the election:

WATCH... Palin: Once This Race Is Over I'm Back To My "Favorite Consignment Store"

Daniel Barker (35)
Monday October 27, 2008, 5:43 pm
If money is evil, why do we always spend it when we have it? Until this year people spent tens of thousands of dollars on sport utility vehicles they did not need to show they had status.

If you think about it, if you believed the wealthy get wealthier and the poor get poorer you would do something about it. First, you would stop worshipping celebrities (who get paid tens of millions of dollars a year). Second, you would stop spending money on things you did not need but wanted to impress other people.

Blue Bunting (855)
Monday October 27, 2008, 5:45 pm
Poor Daniel, can't defend the RepubliCON$ robber baron policies, so he changes the $ubject; typically RepubliCON.

Blue Bunting (855)
Monday October 27, 2008, 6:08 pm
The Lyin’, the Witch and the Wardrobe - An Alaskan Tale.

Sarah Palin has “fairy tale” written all over her. From her humble beginnings to her humble middlings, to her swift Cinderella rise to fame as Alaska’s first female governor. And now to the surreal celestial realm of national celebrity, riding around in her pumpkin coach with her glass stilleto-heeled slippers trying to be the second-most important person in the land! I had almost convinced myself that this was the Palin metaphor, except for the one glaring problem. Cinderella was nice. Cinderella was humble, and sweet. She loved the little creatures. She sang like an angel. Cinderella was not a diva, or a pitbull, or a hockey mom. Not even close. And she didn’t shoot the little creatures for fun.

The quest for the perfect Palin metaphor fell stagnant, until coffee the other day with a couple friends. We were talking about how Barack Obama truly represents the American dream, but Palin is nothing but a fairy tale. Quest for metaphor woke up again. ”There has GOT to be a perfect metaphor for Sarah Palin,” I kept thinking. What are her features…She’s beautiful, she’s seductive, she’s not what she appears to be, she sucks people in, she has an agenda that people don’t realize, she has no qualms about throwing people under the bus if it suits her, she’s manipulative, she has a lust for power, she is the center of her world……lights flashing, buzzers buzzing, whirring machine noises……..DING! A small index card is ejected from the metaphor machine.

“Sarah Palin, Queen of Narnia”. Remember the White Witch? Well…everyone else called her the White Witch, but she called herself the Queen. Now close your eyes, and imagine… After struggling through the world of Alaska political corruption, we suddenly find ourselves out in the fresh air, standing by a lamp post, in a strange new place. We see a sleigh silently moving across the snow. Everything is glittering, and we can see our breath. It’s been snowing for a long, long time. The sleigh is pulled by six pure white caribou, (or polar bears…take your pick). There is the silver tinkling of little bells as the sleigh approaches, and we see sitting there, wrapped in the furs, and clad in something fabulous from Nieman Marcus, is the White Witch. Stunningly beautiful, icy cold, smiling.

She sizes us up. She smiles, a radiant glossy, tattooed lip-liner smile. She winks. We feel warm and reassured. She scoots over and pats the white furs on the seat, and we climb in. We’re special, she tells us. She’s here to serve us, to help us, to get ‘er done. She knows what we want. Even though she’s wearing a $3000 polar bear fur jacket and $400 designer snow boots, under all that, she’s really just like us. Are we cold?, she asks. We are offered hot cocoa. “Thank you”, we say, “That cocoa is just like a breath of fresh air!” ” The last guy that asked us into a sleigh, kind of beat us around a little bit”, we confide. “He told us we could trust him, but he was a bad bad man.”

The White Witch bites her lip a little, in sympathy, smooths our hair, and tells us the bad man is gone forever…she saw to that. He’ll never come back. She even sold his sleigh on Ebay so we wouldn’t have to think about him any more. We smile, and start to feel a little sleepy.

You seem so cold, she purrs. Is there anything I can do for you? ”How about some Turkish Delight?” we timidly suggest…hardly daring to hope. Her eyes twinkle…”I’ve got something even better.” A beautiful tin box appears out of the snow. She reaches down and gently takes up the box. She sets it in our lap, with a look that tells us it’s something special. We coax the top off the box and peer inside….It can’t be! It’s a check for $1200! “That will keep you warm this winter, won’t it?” she smiles. “Thank you!” we say. “My family of four will be so grateful!”

“Family of four? Well, gosh, why didn’t you say so?” Three more $1200 checks suddenly materialize in the box. We are speechless. We kiss her cold white manicured hand. She pats our head, and puts her hand back in the wolf fur muff. “I killed it myself,” she confesses with a smile and a coy downward glance. “Now, off you go!” We climb reluctantly out of the sleigh. ”I ask only one thing. Do you see up there between those two mountains? Right past the big strip mall? That’s where I live. The castle with the float plane out front, and the windows that look just like the ones in the sports complex next door. And there’s my church over there. And there is where I work. All I ask is that you never ever come there, do you understand? Do not ask any questions, do not use the freedom of information act, and do not question what I do in any of those places, am I making myself clear?” Suddenly, her eyes flash. We’re not sure we like it. It makes us feel a little uncomfortable.

She tucks the four checks in our breast pocket and pats them. She kisses our forehead. We feel all warm and gooey inside. “OK,” we hear ourselves saying. We won’t do any of those things….Bye!” We wave wistfully, ” Will I see you again?” She turns around and winks as the sleigh moves silently on. As we give one last look, and as the hot cocoa starts to wear off, we make out something on the back of the sleigh. It’s….it’s people, but they are all grey and frozen like stone and stacked up in a little pile like cord wood. Like someone used a magic staff of evil to rob them of life and soul… Who are they? If we didn’t know better we’d guess it was our Commissioner of Public Safety, a State Trooper, and 3 or 4 members of the Narnian Legislature! Is it? Should we tell someone? ….Nah….that’s crazy. It couldn’t be. She’s so wonderful! And besides, we need to run to the bank.

Scarlett P (126)
Tuesday October 28, 2008, 7:09 am
Funny you don't believe a word McCain/Palin says... But the word of NoBama is gospel???????????? Wow... How blind, He is Muslim, Rev. Wright is his mentor... and he lives in the neighborhood of Ayers (terrorist), Wright (who and i quote "God Dam America")... You want to tell me... This man is going to be "your" prez... Blue Bird... I feel sorry for you...


Laura's E-Blast
October 27, 2008

Peggy Noonan said Friday that if "Mr. McCain loses, the reason will not be press bias." That, of course, will be impossible to determine one way or the other. But we do know the media is trying its best to prove Peggy wrong. The media's malfeasance and malpractice may prove decisive:

Money. The airwaves are saturated with Obama advertising. These ads are financed by record campaign hauls, much of which comes from illegal fund-raising. (Obama's website allows contributors to use phony names, thereby allowing well-off financiers to circumvent contribution limits.) More than 80% of Obama's fund-raising has come from "small donors," whose names we don't know. Where are the calls for transparency? Who knows how many Obama commercials would be possible absent the illicit cash.

Reporting. Sen. McCain is quickly learning that the media is consistent only in mangling his words and his ideas, all the while giving a free pass to inaccurate criticisms against him. Like countless Republicans before him, McCain now knows that if he wants his message to reach the people, he needs to speak to them directly, bypassing the dinosaur media. Even worse, though, is that when an Average Joe (e.g., Joe the Plumber), asks a question the press won't, the media joins, and in some cases leads, the partisan witch-hunt to destroy him.

Unholy alliances. No, I'm not talking about Barack Obama's terrorist connections. Rather, NBC/MSNBC's work with "Election Protection," an autumnal cornucopia of far-left groups like ACORN and People for the American Way. These stations are telling viewers to call an Election Protection hot-line on Nov. 4th if they spot any "trouble." Please.

The power of suggestion. Notice how only the polls showing big leads for Obama ever get picked up? Other polls show the race in a statistical dead heat, yet receive zippo coverage. Instead, the only polls receiving any air time have Obama up double-digits. By planting this idea that McCain's hopeless, potential conservative contributors will be less inclined to donate.

Wagon circling. Barack Obama has never been made to answer any questions about what views he shares with his radical left-wing friends (like, Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Bernandine Dohrn, Michael Klonsky, Rashid Khalidi and Franklin Marshall Davis). In Chicago, Obama oversaw the disbursement of funds to school projects that taught radical, socially-divisive afro-centric curriculums that yielded no positive gains to students. Does he have something similar in mind for schools nationwide? It's not unreasonable to at least ask. I'm sure parents are curious.

Selective curiosity. While the media may or may not have been involved in the illegal accessing of Joe the Plumber's DMV and tax records, we do know this for sure: It certainly wasn't involved in any kind of thorough investigation of Sen. Obama's tax records. From what his campaign released -- which was later pored over by a few conservative websites -- Obama earned income in 2000 and 2002 from speaking fees. In Illinois, it's illegal for legislators to accept speaking fees. Would it not sway at least a few votes if people learned Obama broke the law while serving in the state senate?
So what now?

Far from a disinterested actor working on behalf of the people, the media's regressed into Obama cheerleaders. That McCain is holding up as well as he is actually signals serious Obama weaknesses. For these to be fully appreciated, though, it will be up to the people -- not the press -- to use these last eight days to inform their fellow voters.


Scarlett P (126)
Tuesday October 28, 2008, 7:12 am
OH and you believe the quote of Michelle NoBama... We buy our own clothes... Nah... Another Lie

Scarlett P (126)
Tuesday October 28, 2008, 7:14 am
I am sorry to say.. this is a blind Demo site... once the election is over... I will no longer be part of it... but for now I am here to spread the word of NoBama... the liar, the Muslim, the friend of Ayers oh by the way.. is a terrorist....

Scarlett P (126)
Tuesday October 28, 2008, 7:18 am
you know... the truth is... Clinton came in on a great man's back "Regan" so he was considered a great man... Now Bush came in on Clinton's back so he gets blamed for everything that is wrong is this country... Duh "Clinton" is the reson.... 9/11 is clinton's fault... Osama was in site several times and he the scared ass he is... would not give the word... 3,000 dead or on his head....

Scarlett P (126)
Tuesday October 28, 2008, 7:20 am

Cynthia Davis (340)
Tuesday October 28, 2008, 8:35 am
Palin has the brain of a fruit fly. Scarlett I am sorry that you are so uninfromed and blindly racsit and against muslim's. Not all muslim's are terrorists. I am afraid you have been sold a bill of goods that is very far from the truth. All of you type of people must be plug in to the same socket because you all sound the same. Like a bunch of fruit flies.

Linda H (13)
Tuesday October 28, 2008, 9:08 am
You don't have to be afraid of Muslims, Witches, or Christians or even Buddhists, you only have to be afraid of Religious Extremists and they are found in all of them. Religious extremists start wars and kill in the name of some God. The funniest thing about this article is the picture though, beautiful women can be ugly can't they.

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday October 28, 2008, 10:40 am
Scarlet, you're right, I don't believe a word out of the mouths of McCain/Palin ... and just so you won't forget ... Here’s a list of McCain camp lies I’ve seen exposed in articles I’ve read.

Here is a critical, comprehensive list of McCain flip-flops from the carpetbaggerreport. Keep it handy and forward it to every Republican you know.
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