The Ongoing Oppression of Sarah Palin
Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 13 years ago
Sorry, Kacey - I beat you to this one.

http://politicalticker.bl...op-dinner/

Poor, poor Sarah Palin. Her 15 minutes are up and she can't quite reconcile that little fact with her misappropriated ego. She's a perfect example of someone who actually does need to "just go away," Kyle.

"And there was that media slant this go round," she said. "And unless things change, the GOP had really better can stand together, 'cause we got that on the battlefield also. I call it like I see it and like I lived it on the campaign trail. Not complaining, but dealing with reality."

How dare the media finally grow a backbone in 2008 and call Palin out on her limitations!

She owes her entire public existence to the media. She reminds me of Lindsay Lohan - both are have limited ability and have parlayed what nuggets of success they've had into disproportionate images of themselves. Lohan gripes incessantly about the paparazzi hounding her even as she depends on them for her fleeting stardom. Palin does the same.

"No, things have changed," she continued. "But complaining? Or whining? Absolutely not. But I am going to call it like I see it. It doesn't do any good to whine about any of this. But I can call it like I see it. Sometimes it gets me in a lot of trouble when I speak candidly, and I speak from the heart and I do such a thing. But I am going to."

Nope, certainly no whining to be found here.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 13 years ago
I'm just waiting to see the look of dumbfoundedness on BO as he's packing his bags wondering what went wrong Bob.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 13 years ago
Keep waiting there, wingnut. Also.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 13 years ago
Barack Obama - The Ultimate One-Hit-Wonder

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Posted by Kacey (+3161) 13 years ago
Brian,
I have been enjoying having a president who is literate and can speak without embarassing the entire county. Reading your post just reminded me of how I cringed everytime Palin opened her mouth and proved her lack of education and intelligence.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 13 years ago
I have been enjoying having a president who is literate and can speak without embarassing the entire county.

Kacey, is this the literate, "Can speak without embarrassment" President you're referring to?



http://baracksteleprompter.blogspot.com/
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Posted by Jim Brady (+427) 13 years ago
Obama's the Pride of our Country.

You bet.

The whole world is laughing at the buffoon who can't string two lies together without using a teleprompter. Even his Marxist brother, Hugo Chavez thinks he's an idiot. No word in from Raoul, yet. He's playing coy.

The so-called, industrialized nations are salivating over the prospect of Obama's upcoming appearance at the G-20 next month, to see how much of our children's tax money he will hand them. I'd say he's probably good for a half a trillion anyway. Gotta buy those club memberships, ya know.

The players sent their errand boy, Gordon Brown over to feel out Daddy Warbucks and after embarrassing Obama over getting stiffed on the State dinner and handed a Kmart sack full of bad movie CD's, I'm sure Brown reported back that it's "Game On!"
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 13 years ago
Jimbo -

You know, if I was you and you were me, I'd be accusing you of being a racist for calling our President a "buffoon."

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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 13 years ago




"I'll try to find ya some and I'll bring 'em to ya!"

HA!



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Posted by Jim Brady (+427) 13 years ago
I don't think so Brian.

Everybody except one, realizes that buffoons and Marxists come in all colors.
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Posted by Kacey (+3161) 13 years ago
Sorry but I don't have time to begin posting the tens of thousands of times Bush messed up. I'm sure there is a website somewhere devoted to Bush's being basically illiterate if you want to search for it. I personally am just delighted that I no longer have the urge to throw my shoe through the tv everytime the President speaks.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 13 years ago
Wow Bob! Is that the best you could come up with? One "Interview" by a television network notorious for outright lies and hit pieces for those with GOP at the end of their names.

On the other hand we have numerous documentation of the man she lost to and his own buffoonery.

Lonely Joe
http://www.milescity.com/...8078#58078

Then again it's refreshing to hear a literate President speak without embarrassing himself.



The Leader of The Free World not knowing just how many States are in his own country.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 13 years ago
Wow Bob! Is that the best you could come up with? One "Interview" by a television network notorious for outright lies and hit pieces for those with GOP at the end of their names.

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Yeah, Kyle, that Katie Couric sure is a tough interviewer, youbetcha, there then. Also.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15369) 13 years ago
Bob L: I am sure I will regret asking this question, but what is u with the "Also"?
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Posted by Jim Brady (+427) 13 years ago
Kacey

I think you are confusing the couple of dozen or so time Bush screwed up in 8 years with the tens of thousands of times the same screw up was rammed down our throats by the Leftist media. The difference here is the media won't show Barry and Plugs over and over again. They don't have to. It's Barry looking like a moron every time he looses the teleprompter and Plugs every time he opens his mouth.

Besides, Bush is gone. He's not a defense for Barry anymore.
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Posted by David Schott (+18212) 13 years ago
It's Barry looking like a moron every time he looses the teleprompter...

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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 13 years ago
I think you are confusing the couple of dozen or so time Bush screwed up in 8 years with the tens of thousands of times the same screw up was rammed down our throats by the Leftist media. The difference here is the media won't show Barry and Plugs over and over again. They don't have to. It's Barry looking like a moron every time he looses the teleprompter and Plugs every time he opens his mouth.

Jimbo -

You mistyped. Obama misspoke. You're even - should we start calling you a Marxist?

Yes, Bush is gone. As are 4,261 members of the U.S. Armed Forces whose lives he threw away in his pet war. At least Bush gets to wake up tomorrow. Trillions of dollars are also gone on Bush's watch. A great deal of the United States' clout and respect is gone as well.

I'll take a President who occasionally looks like a moron over one who actually is (sorry, was) a moron any day.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 13 years ago
I'll take a President who occasionally looks like a moron over one who actually is (sorry, was) a moron any day

So Brian, I guess what you're saying is that you're no longer an Obama supporter for him moronically thinking he can spend his way left and right out of the recession we're in?
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 13 years ago
So Brian, I guess what you're saying is that you're no longer an Obama supporter for him moronically thinking he can spend his way left and right out of the recession we're in?

Here's your chance, Kyle - how would you address the recession (which started on Bush's watch, but nevermind that - he's gone, after all)?

Since you and Jimbo are so much more intelligent than our President (at least sufficiently intelligent to call his ideas "moronic"), tell us your ideas.

Let me ask you this: say the local economy of a small town is flagging. What would you feel would be the best way for the citizens of that community would be to help local businesses and the people who are employed by them. I am curious to see what your answer might be.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4462) 13 years ago
It's going to be pretty amusing to see the posts around here come 2011 when we elect our first female President.

I think you mean 2015

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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 13 years ago
America's at least smart enough to not to put here anywhere near the White House again.
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 13 years ago
Actually Kyle, according to a national poll 7 out of 10
Americans approve of the job she is doing as sec. of state....

http://www.cnn.com/2009/P...index.html
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 13 years ago
Wow, a poll from CNN on the job performance of a Clinton that's a positive one. That sounds objective.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 13 years ago
America's at least smart enough to not to put here anywhere near the White House again.

Yeah, because the Secretary of State is lightyears away from the Oval Office.

Wow, a poll from CNN on the job performance of a Clinton that's a positive one. That sounds objective.

Almost as objective as a poll from Fox News that casts a Clinton in a negative light. What's your point?
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 13 years ago
Kyle
Maybe you should take the advice of your republican party leader and stop your bitchin.....He thinks the republicans brought this on themselves...

http://www.bostonherald.c...nt?ref=fp4
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 13 years ago
He thinks the republicans brought this on themselves

Howdy, I've long said that Republicans have gotten away from fiscal conservatism in the last 8 years. Again, had they practiced the policies of Reagan and fiscal conservatism, Harry Reed would be Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi would be just another Congresswoman from California and Barack Obama would still be a Junior Senator from Illinois.
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 13 years ago
Well I think that both parties are the wings of the same bird...They both stink as far as I am concerned.....what we need is a new national party that has a viable chance of winning a national election..
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18248) 13 years ago
I am glad to see the peacefire here from downtown burning to smithereens has ended...reminds me of "All quiet on the western front"....anyone seen that movie?
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10255) 13 years ago
Gunnar,

I prefer the 1930 production, with Lew Ayres as Paul Bäumer, over the 1979 made TV remake with Richard Thomas as Paul Baumer. Although, Ernest Borgnine did deliver a great performance as Katz in the `79 production.
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Posted by Matt Schmitz (+404) 13 years ago
hey.......aaa.......kyle? keep this just between you and me, but reagan, and his conservative principles are still dead. Shhhhhh! if the general public ever hears about this, hannity and limbaugh are out of work. nothing worse than lying millionaires out of work. Keep it down man. your gonna ruin it for them. and also dude.............you should google Nov 7, 2008. quietly though...........the majority of americans told conservatives to shut the hell up. you may get another shot someday...........maybe not. until then........as quietly as i can say it..........shhhhhhh.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 13 years ago
Howdy, I've long said that Republicans have gotten away from fiscal conservatism in the last 8 years. Again, had they practiced the policies of Reagan and fiscal conservatism, Harry Reed would be Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi would be just another Congresswoman from California and Barack Obama would still be a Junior Senator from Illinois.

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You've been hitting the OxyContin again, haven't you Kyle?

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Posted by Derf Bergman (+585) 13 years ago
I'm interested in knowing how much the federal deficit increased while Ronald Reagan was in office. Anyone know?
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 13 years ago
Bob, nope no Oxy here, just a statement of fact. Obama would never've been elected had GWB and the last Congress practiced fiscal conservatism.

Derf, Reagan had the right idea of lower taxes etc. Sadly though a certain party never saw fit to curb their outrageous spending. Just ask Tip O'Neil.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 13 years ago
Still waiting, Kyle.

(chirp ... chirp ... chirp)
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Posted by Bridgier (+9469) 13 years ago
Kyle... just saying something is a fact, doesn't make it so.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 13 years ago
Kyle... just saying something is a fact, doesn't make it so.

Unless you bury said "fact" in the sand for 2,000 years.
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Posted by souix (+303) 13 years ago
Derf is correct. The attempt to re-invent the Ronald Reagan presidency leaves everyone believing that he was a fiscal conservative, however, the federal deficit increased from $73 billion to $155 billion during the Reagan years, and the national debt ballooned from $711 billion to $2 trillion.
With or without a teleprompter. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/24/teleprompter-vs-no-telepr_n_178474.html
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 13 years ago
But Derf and Souix, Ronald Reagan parted the Red Sea! He invented sliced bread! He dug the Grand Canyon! He whupped Chuck Norris!

How dare you use Ronald Reagan's name in vain!
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Posted by Bridgier (+9469) 13 years ago
Is this what all the teleprompter bs is about? http://blogs.telegraph.co...pter_gaffe

"Then it was Cowen's turn, and he was in for a surprise. 'We begin by welcoming today a strong friend of the United States,' he said--then stopped in surprise as he realized he was reading President Obama's speech off the teleprompter. 'Why don't these things work for me?' he asked, as the crowd roared. 'Thank you for having us. Who said these things were idiot-proof?' Then he got his bearings and gave the same talk that he delivered in the East Room. When he ended, at 8:12, Obama stepped to the microphone and said, 'First, I'd like to say thank you to President Obama...(much laughter). Happy Saint Patrick's Day, everybody.' Then we were escorted out."
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1882) 13 years ago
They're scrimping.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 13 years ago
however, the federal deficit increased from $73 billion to $155 billion during the Reagan years, and the national debt ballooned from $711 billion to $2 trillion.

Wow Souix, evidentially you're in some mad rush to triumphantly parrot out tired old Liberal mythology.

I don't suspect that you'd read these but here goes:

Ten Common Myths About Taxes, Spending, and Budget Deficits
http://www.heritage.org/R...bg1660.cfm

The Real Reagan Economic Record: Responsible and Successful Fiscal Policy
http://www.heritage.org/r...bg1414.cfm

There's my answer Brian. Make the right tax cuts, MASSIVELY cut Federal Spending and the economy will get back on its feet faster than Obama's reckless and irresponsible spending.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 13 years ago
Why am I not surprised to see that your source is the Heritage Foundation?

Switzerland they ain't when it comes to neutrality.

I'm sorry, Kyle, but I am confused by something I'm reading from your second link. I've copied and pasted the excerpt below:

Although critics continue to focus on President Reagan's budget "cuts," federal spending rose significantly during the 1980s:

Federal spending more than doubled, growing from almost $591 billion in 1980 to $1.25 trillion in 1990. In constant inflation-adjusted dollars, this was an increase of 35.8 percent.


It seems to me that you would have President Obama do the opposite of what your hero (Saint Ronald) did in the 1980s when it comes to countering a recession. You believe that Obama is moronic for increasing Federal spending, yet seem not to have a problem with Reagan doing the same thing. Can you reconcile this for me?

Can you also explain to me why there is no mention in the article of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982, which raised taxes by $100 billion dollars?
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 13 years ago
Actually, Lindsay Lohan can act, which still doesn't make her a great asset to the human race. But she is still waaaay ahead of Palin.

It's good to see you back on the boards, Dona.

Let me ask you this: as the mayor of a city of approximately 55,000-60,000 people, do you feel that you would be qualified to be the President of the United States by 2016 or 2020?

Would you feel more qualified if you were to be elected governor of Montana in 2012?

Great Falls, after all, is ten times the size of Wasilla (and Montana has twice the population of Alaska). Is it not outside the realm of plausibility that you, Ms. Stebbins, are anywhere between twice and 10 times as qualified for the Presidency as our favorite GOP eye candy, is it?

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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 13 years ago
Bob, nope no Oxy here, just a statement of fact. Obama would never've been elected had GWB and the last Congress practiced fiscal conservatism.

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Kyle:

If my aunt had male genitalia, she would not be my aunt.

Besides, the Republicans ran that great conservative Alan Keyes against Obama...how'd that work out?

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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 13 years ago
If my aunt had male genitalia, she would not be my aunt.



This is easily the funniest thing I have read in the last 3 1/2 hours.
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Posted by Dona Stebbins (+821) 13 years ago
Brian, I am certainly not aspiring to the presidency, and do not consider myself qualified. However, I do believe I would rather see Tina Fey in that position than Palin. At least it would be good for a few laughs. Palin is a joke, and not a particularly funny one.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15369) 13 years ago
Was Sarah aspiring to be the VP or President prior to her selection by McCain?
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 13 years ago
Yes.

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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15369) 13 years ago
How do we know this for certain?
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 13 years ago
How do we know she wasn't?

For certain?

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