The Truth About Palin and Darfur.

6 10 2008

Sarah Palin talked big with claims of her administration’s leadership role in an attempt to divest Alaska holdings from Darfur. Sound too good to be true? Guess why. Here’s the real story from (D) Rep. Les Gara, who filed legislation cosponsored by (R) Rep. Bob Lynn to require Alaska to divest from companies supporting the genocide in Darfur.

Les didn’t even get to hear the last half hour of the VP debate, because as soon as Palin dropped her little bomb about Darfur and how she “called for” divestment as soon as she found out about it, his phone started ringing off the hook with people saying, “HUH?”.

Palin’s Debate Claim Not Accurate That She Opposed Darfur Investments When She First “Found Out” About Them

Documents Show Palin Administration Supported Investments in

Businesses Linked to Darfur Genocide Until March, 2008

“When I and others in the legislature found out we had some millions of dollars in Sudan, we called for divestment through legislation of those dollars to make sure we weren’t doing anything that would be seen as condoning the activities there in Darfur.”
Sarah Palin, Oct. 2, 2008, VP Debate.


Anchorage, AK – During last week’s Vice Presidential debate, Governor Palin stated that once she “found out” that her state’s large investment funds held stock in companies linked to the Darfur genocide, she worked to divest from them, in a stand against Sudan’s brutal genocide. Dozens of other states have divested from companies linked to the government-sponsored genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region.The facts show the Governor did not in fact take a stand on this issue when she “found out” about it. A recently discovered 2006 letter, other documents, and records of legislative committee testimony show the Palin Administration opposed efforts by Alaska legislators to pass a Darfur divestment bill until near the end of the 2007-2008 legislative session.
These documents (linked below) show Governor Palin was asked by members of Congress to divest from Sudan’s genocide-related companies in November of 2006. Records show her Administration was asked again to divest through 2007, that this issue was discussed in Alaska’s media, and that her Administration opposed legislation to divest from these companies through February of 2008.
“The Administration’s opposition to our divestment legislation was one of the reasons we couldn’t get the bill passed. I do appreciate that they eventually dropped their opposition. But in fairness, they didn’t do anything to help when they found out about this problem,” said Alaska State Rep. Les Gara (D-Anch.), who filed legislation in 2007 with co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Lynn (R-Anch), to require Alaska to divest from companies implicated in the Darfur genocide.The following documents demonstrate the Palin Administration was asked to join the divestment effort in November of 2006, and opposed divestment efforts through February of 2008:

1. In November, 2006, members of Congress wrote personally to the Governor to ask that she join other states in divesting their assets from companies implicated by the human rights community in the Darfur genocide.

(Nov. 2006 Letter To Palin).

2. In 2007 the Alaska press started covering the public effort to get Alaska to divest from genocide-implicated companies doing business in Sudan.

(Dec, 2007 Alaska NBC News Story On divestment Effort).

3. In December 2007, members of the Save Darfur Coalition Met with the Governor’s office, without success, in an effort to gain support for divestment.

(Save Darfur Coalition Meeting With Governor’s Office, December, 2007).

(Bill Press release, January, 2008)

4. The Palin Administration testified in opposition to divestment from companies implicated in the Darfur genocide. On February 9, 2008, the Alaska Legislature’s House State Affairs Committee held its first hearing on Rep. Lynn & Gara’s HB 287. The Palin Administration and the Permanent Fund Corporation testified against the bill. Brian Andrews (since deceased), Deputy Commissioner of the State of Alaska, Department of Revenue, testified on behalf of the Palin Administration. This testimony helped kill this bill, with 4 members of the Governor’s Republican party stating their opposition to the bill (Reps. Bob Roses, Craig Johnson, Kyle Johansen and John Coghill). The bill never left this committee, and died when the legislative session ended on April 12, 2008. Deputy Commissioner Andrews testified at length against divestment from Sudan, and stated in part: “[T]he desire to make a difference is noble, but mixing moral and political agendas at the expense of our citizens’ financial security is not a good combination.”
(Feb 9, 2008 House State Affairs Committee testimony Minutes).

(Juneau Empire Press Coverage).

5. Through February and March, 2008, the Save Darfur Coalition and Rep. Gara kept working to change the Administration’s position. The former held a rally on the capitol steps. “I was pretty angry at how lightly the Permanent Fund and Administration took this issue, and began pushing for meetings to convince them that investing in genocide was wrong,” said Gara. Rep. Gara’s office held meetings with both the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue, Pat Galvin, and Permanent Fund Corporation Director Mike Burns. In late March of 2008 the Commissioner of Revenue and Governor agreed to change course and support the divestment effort. On April 1 Commissioner Galvin testified in favor of a companion Senate bill, sponsored by Sen. Hollis French (D – Anch.). But with 12 days left in the legislation session at that point, the bill never made it to the Senate or House Floor for a vote, and House Bill 287 never made it out of the House State Affairs Committee.


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6 10 2008
jt4breakfast

I cannot comprehend lying about something that can be so easily fact checked.

6 10 2008
Quarter Granite Palin

http://theragblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/obama-and-weatherman-connection-in.html

Interesting post about another hot topic Sarah is hawking…the Obama/Ayers connection.

6 10 2008
Shove Maggot Palin aka the problem child

Why am I not surprised she would try, though?

6 10 2008
JB

She is beyond foul. NOTHING she does surprises me anymore. Oh wait, that statement of condolences for Joe Biden and his family released by her campaign this morning, THAT surprised me. I’m guessing someone else wrote that up and released it as a PR move, though.

Nothing heinous, inappropriate, mindless, self-serving, dishonest, or just plain DUMB that she does surprises me anymore. I wonder if she knows where Darfur is and/or could locate it on a globe.

6 10 2008
Alexander Rose

It’s right next to our ‘neighboring’ country Afghanistan…

This woman may be the biggest joke in American political history…

6 10 2008
delnorteco

lying B”><“H, she makes me sick.

6 10 2008
Copper Catfish Palin

Off topic:

I got a kick out of this McCain quote today: “The GOP presidential candidate told a campaign rally: “Sen. Obama has accused me of opposing regulation to avert this crisis. I guess he believes if a lie is big enough and repeated often enough it will be believed.””

Wow!! Really?? John McCain has been doing this his entire campaign and now he wants to accuse Obama of it? Wow, the GOP is getting really desperate!

6 10 2008
Lulu

They are craven. They are desperate.

My hat is still off to Margaret Atwood. Sarah Palin is right out of THE HANDMAID’S TALE. I had always heard about these wackos rising through the PTA, the City Council, trying to make their way to the Big Show. But honestly, I had never lived anywhere where someone as duplicitous as Palin was in office (and that’s saying A LOT, as there is major corruption in every state).

Palin & Darfur & lies…No, I’m not surprised. I guess what surprises me the most is that some Republicans just don’t care. But how they would EVER trust their economic interests to those two idiots McP is beyond me.

6 10 2008
obamamama

I guess Sarah will come back and say she was not aware of what her employees were doing. As soon as she was finally made aware she acted.
I am getting really tired of her and McCain and their lies and misquotations.

6 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Well, I for one, hopes this is the lie that keeps on giving. So she’s got the blood of thousands on her hands, and she can talk about Obama consorting with terrorists?
Well, thank God, Georgia’s going pink. I voted early today and except for some local politicians, voted blue – yes!

6 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

I miss the edit feature – I obviously need it.

‘hope’

6 10 2008
CreoleInDC

I love yall.

6 10 2008
shoeho

Hohum, Sarah lied. At this point, this is news? She’s like that old political joke about the pol’s mouth moving. PLLLEEEZE let people be smart enough to give her and Grampy John the heave ho. Y’all can have her back. Maybe Tina will come up and do a fundraiser for the impeachment.

6 10 2008
Michele

I’m so glad she’s going on the attack. It reveals her mean girl persona and will completely diffuse the “I’m just like you meme.” Nobody, except the hardcore Repub base, wants to be “just like” a vicious slandering bully. Plus, it totally removes the element of fear about how attacking a woman will be perceived on the part of the Obama camp. She started it. She opened the doors to questionable associations, pastor problems and anti-Semitism. Hope Biden and McCain walk right through with their verbal guns blazing.

Sadly, I think she is hooked to the national spotlight and will now be a fixture in national politics regardless of whether McCain wins or not (thanks a lot, John). She’ll probably run for Steven’s seat if they can manage to alternate their jail terms.

6 10 2008
C.Rock

How can you tell when Pailn’s lying ? …………When her lips are moving.

6 10 2008
judi

Is McShame senile or just a truly evil pathological liar?

6 10 2008
V.P., Flat Earth Society

This woman, for lack of a better word, is just straight toilet trash. Not a drop of conscience and not a drop of compassion. An empty plastic shell of a subhuman, totally devoid of any E Q (emotional quotient), a much more telling indicator of a person’s humanity than an I Q. I cannot for the life of me understand how someone of such LOW morals could be chosen to run as VP. Mr. McCain, I’m afraid, has lost his moral compass as well. Beyond contempt, the both of them.

6 10 2008
Butterfliesatnight

Oh my, what’s next?

6 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

“I guess Sarah will come back and say she was not aware of what her employees were doing. ”

As a sign on Harry Truman’s desk said, “The Buck Stops Here”

Sarah was/is the boss; she is ultimately responsible.

6 10 2008
tigerwine

Ya know, if she’d just not bring these things up in speeches, and make such a big deal about them (like the Bridge to Nowhere) and now Darfur, no one would even probably notice. I guess it’s like someone else said earlier “it’s all about HER”. I’m in a deep funk.

6 10 2008
C.Rock

The best indicator for future behavior is past behavior.

6 10 2008
NSWFM

I was just going to type, “How can you tell when Sarah Palin is lying? When her lips move,” but the pitbull with lipstick has verbal diarrhea. She needs to just stop talking.

Even the conservatives think McCain has lost this on the economy going down the toilet. And that Kathleen Parker of the National Review/Washington Post chat thought the debate winking was “unserious and obnoxious.” She was the one that got hate mail for saying Palin should step down.

The stock market drops another 400 pts and the McCain campaign is all lies, all the time.

6 10 2008
NoCalGal

Whatever happened to “THOU SHALT NOT LIE” ????

Well, this is in AKM today and the MSM tomorrow!

Thanks again for doing the legwork.. I am shaking my head at the stupidity. Why tell a lie that is so easily verifiable?

6 10 2008
Suchanut

SP had better hope Fox News comes across with a job offer…

6 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Palin

Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire!

Am I surprised? H*ll, no!

6 10 2008
Kittitians for Obama

Sarah Paling, Sarah Failing, Sarah Faking, now Sarah Lying….nothing surprises me with this woman at all

6 10 2008
Lulu

Michele wrote: “Sadly, I think she is hooked to the national spotlight and will now be a fixture in national politics regardless of whether McCain wins or not (thanks a lot, John). ”

I know this was also discussed on another thread, and various pundits have weighed in on it. But I think Palin is done; put a fork in her. How could she possibly be rehabilitated after this major loss? She is the original “falling star.”

And one thing I have not heard any Alaskans comment on: “HOW DOES PALIN RESPOND TO LOSING?” Yes, we know she is a vindictive horror, but when she lost the Miss Alaska pageant, for example, how did she respond? Has she ever lost a political race? If so, did she go into a depression?

6 10 2008
Democrat G (formerly "G")

Sarah Stalin! The woman is VILE!

6 10 2008
Trudger

If this VP thing doesn’t work out and the Troopergate investigation goes against Palin, she could definitely get a job in women wrestling or as a roller derby queen. It would help her to get ride of some of her aggressiveness.

6 10 2008
OswasldP

Palin has ALL the signs of a Pathological Liar. The principal characteristic is her ability to look straight in the eye, and without any hesitation, tell lie after lie. You can find several good articles online about this mental disease.

6 10 2008
asiangrrlMN

I think Palin might actually believe her lies when she says them, or crafts them as wishful thinking. ‘This is what I want to be true, so it is true.’ In many ways, she reminds me of a two-year old (including her thought process). Me, me, me, it’s all about me.

In that, she and McCain are a perfect match.

6 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Shallow, fake… Sarah Palin is beyond parody
The kid-glove treatment of the Republican vice-presidential candidate is an insult to women http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/martin_samuel/article4894253.ece

6 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Great article but I can’t link it – Here’s the first paragraph.

From The Times
October 7, 2008
Shallow, fake… Sarah Palin is beyond parody
The kid-glove treatment of the Republican vice-presidential candidate is an insult to women
Martin Samuel

There is a time when it is necessary to take the gloves off and that time is right now, said Sarah Palin in Colorado. Interesting that she did not want the gloves off before her vice-presidential debate with Joe Biden. Oh, gloves on then. Headgear, too. Maybe some of those big shoulder pads that quarter-backs wear; and throw cushions for a softer landing. In fact, Palin and her minders could not have demanded a safer arena for debate when the opposition was within striking distance. Biden appeared with his hands tied, his intellect muted, his manner subdued, lest he should seem smarter, better informed or more competent than his opponent, a move which was inexplicably deemed undesirable. This shows how far we have come. Intelligence is now viewed as a threat. Isn’t that how Pol Pot operated?

6 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Palin

judi,
I think McShame is a bit of each, honestly. But much more evil than senile. He is beyond disgusting.
My brother is no longer watching the TV news, at any level. He is boycotting until after the election and skipping the next 2 debates, as well. (He’s voting Obama) So, it’s just me and my SIL for tomorrow night.

Oh and happy birthday Anne!

6 10 2008
Democrat G (formerly "G")

According to Perez Hilton:

Tina Fey as Sexy Sarah! Sexy Sarah as Tina Fey????

This is giving us a headache!

While the Republican Veep candidate has joked about dressing up as Tina Fey for Halloween, the spoofed may spoof the spoofer in an upcoming broadcast of NBC’s Weekend Update on Thursday.

Nothing is set in stone yet, but rumor has it that the Sarah-Palin-as-Tina-Fey spoof be a take on Fey’s American Express commercials.

Can she do it?

We all know she can play the skin flute.

We can’t even begin to fathom what might happen if the rumor is true.

The world might explode.

Pew-pew!

PLEASE GO TO http://www.nbc.com to the CONTACT US area and WRITE TO THEM SAYING THAT SARAH PALIN SHOULD NOT RECEIVE ANY COVERAGE OTHER THAN NEWS OR DEBATES AND YOU WILL BOYCOTT THE STATION IF OTHERWISE OCCURS!!!

6 10 2008
Shikago

Awesome, so newsable, I just e-mailed this to Rachel at MSNBC. Great job!

6 10 2008
Cynthia, TX

Separatist But Equal
By: Eli Monday October 6, 2008 2:03 pm

So Sarah Palin wants to accuse Barack Obama of “pallin’ around with terrorists” because he has a very distant acquaintance with a member of the Weather Underground? Really?

That’s an awfully daring strategy, considering that not only is she sleeping with a former member of the Alaskan Independence Party (AIP), a radical separatist movement whose founder died in an explosives deal gone bad, she’s cc’ing him on government e-mails and letting him sit in on government meetings.

And if that’s not enough, she tried to install a right-wing militia member on Wasilla’s city planning board when she was mayor, and she recorded a very supportive video address for the AIP’s convention this year, telling the secessionists to “keep up the good work.”

So, what’s worse? Being vaguely associated with anti-American radicals, or marrying them and giving them pep talks and a prominent role in your government?

And I haven’t even mentioned John McCain’s good friends Charles Keating and G. Gordon Liddy. Whoops! I guess I just have.

http://firedoglake.com/

6 10 2008
Di

God, this is making me ill and I’m a NZer living in Europe. How can she be so incredibly stupid as to lie about this? Stupid and cynical. I shudder to think of an America under her rule, and get sick about how it would affect the world beyond American shores.

6 10 2008
MJC

Monday, October 06, 2008
McCain does nothing as supporter calls Obama a “terrorist”

http://www.americablog.com/2008/10/mccain-does-nothing-as-crowd-member.html

**McShame has hit an all time LOW.

6 10 2008
Laurie

I have been wondering why Palin just keeps on lying. Well…its because she can. She doesnt give interviews…so who the hell is going to call her on it. She goes to her rallies…talks her hillbilly gibberish…acts smug, and then goes on to the next one. I dont even blame the media for this….they arent permitted to talk to her. I would like to see them ignore her rallies though. Why should they follow her around…why should she get any attention. She cant be bothered speaking to all Americans….she is only preaching to her choir..the base.

I did see a Sherriff in fully uniform on TV at one of her rallies today, and I was stunned. He stood up there….giving a speech saying….I cant wait for the look on Barack HUSSEIN Obamas face on November 4.

Are your police officers…sherriff especially…permitted to so openly talk against one candidate while introducing another one. I know things are different there…than here in Canada…but the head of our Police Dept…and in my town its the Federal police..RCMP..would NEVER think of doing such a thing. Unbelievable and disgusting.

6 10 2008
MJC

Fla. Sheriff Plays The “Hussein” Card At Palin Event; Campaign

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/10/06/politics/fromtheroad/entry4504484.shtml?CMP=OTC-RSSFeed&source=RSS&attr=FromTheRoad_4504484

**If I lived in Florida I would be calling the Police Dept to voice my opinion about this Sheriff!

6 10 2008
kimosabe

Lulu:

And one thing I have not heard any Alaskans comment on: “HOW DOES PALIN RESPOND TO LOSING?” Yes, we know she is a vindictive horror, but when she lost the Miss Alaska pageant, for example, how did she respond? Has she ever lost a political race? If so, did she go into a depression?

After Sarah lost the Miss Alaska pageant, she has spent her entire life trying to prove that she, not that MIss Southcentral tramp (who, btw, was African-American, what irony), is in fact the prettiest, most talented, and can say “world peace” the best. . She is accustomed to getting what she wants on account of her looks, and God help anyone who doesn’t bow down. So now at last she IS “Miss Alaska” — take that, Miss Southcentral!

6 10 2008
Raingods

I’m wondering, if Palin was picked simply to do minimize damage to the repugs. They know they’d lose, and didn’t want to have anyone who they’d take seriously as a candidate in the futre, to go down with the ship. Who in their right mind would miss Palin?

6 10 2008
Carol

Do you think Palin will quote the NY Times on the Martin Samuel piece after she “reads”
the Times today?

6 10 2008
Laurie

Did anyone see the view today? That obnoxious Elisabeth needs to go. She is just as vile as Palin is.

6 10 2008
TM

Our Prime Minister lies, too, that’s what politicians do, knowing the average voter doesn’t know their words aren’t accurate…..and because the MSM is so hooked into the government, no one calls them on it.

Thank God for Jack Cafferty and others coming out and calling Palin on her lying, backwater bullshit!

Thanks for the hard work!

TM

http://www.bcandbeyond.wordpress.com

6 10 2008
Laurie

Chris Matthews says the troopergate report will be out on Friday…and they will be watching. The hardball number is 7…for the aides who will now testify.

6 10 2008
reveur1147 aka Crop Schooner Palin

Why am I not surprised ??

McCain and Palin’s audacity and self-righteousness are unwavering. If it is opportunistic, noteworthy, newsworthy, self-aggrandizing, or career-advancing, they have regulated/deregulated it and worked for/worked against it depending upon how the wind is blowing and how the polls are polling.

Pseudo-mavericks at best, the pair are destined to live out the Peter Principle, with each rising to his or her level of incompetence — and untrustworthiness.

6 10 2008
Pam

Palin vs. Polar Bear
i know this is old news to those who have been here awhile…but to people who are new to this blog, please take a look – it clearly shows the workings of palin’s politics.
https://mudflats.wordpress.com/?s=Palin+vs.+Polar+Bear

6 10 2008
White Agate

This is such a bald-faced lie that I cannot believe it! And about such a tragic situation, it is stupefying. To quote the immortal Paul Westerberg, ‘Everyone is trying to make you feel stupid/And you know they’re lyin’/’Cause their lips are movin’.’

Again, this needs to get out. I saw an earlier version of this somewhere with Les Gara being quoted, but not at this level of detail.

And it seems like we will not have a press conference with Palin, nor a release of medical records, nothing approaching the access the electorate should have for such an important decision.

And these are the people who are smearing Obama. Please!

6 10 2008
MJC

WATCH: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Pushes Obama’s “Radical Connections” On “The View”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/06/elisabeth-hasselback-push_n_132239.html

** I think they should have kept Rosie and fired Elizabeth instead.

6 10 2008
karen marie

While recently in Alaska as part of his duties, Noam Scheiber, senior editor of The National Review, “came across a piece of paper from an old Wasilla city budget, on the back of which Palin doodled and brainstormed her potential mayoral campaign themes (“time for a change,” “you would be my boss!”) and qualifications (“life-long alaskan,” “NRA supporter,” “taxpayer!”). Read the fine print on this 1996 document; it’s a fascinating glimpse into how she thought she could best present herself to the Wasilla electorate.”

here’s the link to the scanned document: http://www.tnr.com/OnlineScan.pdf

here’s the link to the post at “the plank”: http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2008/10/06/sarah-s-doodles.aspx

6 10 2008
karen marie

“Hard-hitting facts and figures are
the backbone of my campaign . . .
I felt it important to stay away from
personal issues.” — Sarah Palin

http://www.tnr.com/Page4.pdf

6 10 2008
Steph aka Beans Harpoon Palin

“Hey Sarah Palin” song on Youtube, to the tune of “Hey There Delilah”

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7DIc8jdra0o&feature=email

6 10 2008
Deb

ok…before I left work today, I glanced at one of the MSNBC headlines which read “McCain accuses Obama of lying” I was only able to read part of the story, because I became so angry that I wasn’t sure I would be able to drive home from work if I read the rest! mccain accuses obama of lying????? give me a break! luckily, when I got home and looked on CNN, I found their headline to read “obama widens lead in polls” 🙂 those are polls taken as of THIS AFTERNOON! article goes on to point out that this indicates that the average voter (could that be Joe six packs among us?) still tie McCain to Bush and our failing economy….AND (and we mudflatians GOTTA love this) his running mate is bringing him down!
I’m still worried about how low McCain and Palin can go to win this election, but as long as Obama keeps going up in the polls, I like to believe the two “mavericks” are digging their own graves. Hey Sarah….say it ain’t so!!!

6 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Elizabeth H. is so representative of the McIdiot/Pathetic supporters. She has not vetted her own candidate – she does not read anything that does not support her position. Which in my book makes her not just stupid, but dangerous. She can’t defend her position, so she has to get louder and interject more and more inanity. What an ignorant ninny.

6 10 2008
Cynthia, TX

Ok I am going to post this great article about Palin again. I really think it gets to the heart of who she is and why people want to like her, but have questions

Is She a Hometown Girl or a Seductress?

After my first and only political Shadow Blog, I received more mail from my readers than I’ve received in my entire career. Thank you for your overwhelming response. Obviously, my message gave voice to what many of you were already feeling. I apologize once again to those of you I’ve offended. (If you were offended by the last one, don’t be a masochist. Close this one now as you’re certainly going to be offended by this one as well.) Even at the risk of losing more of my readers, I feel compelled to continue to share my views on the upcoming election because we’ve got one of the best shadow figures — literally — that we’ve seen in a long time. And being a shadow lover, I just can’t pass it up. We’re all very lucky that this election gives us an unprecedented opportunity to see the shadow in all its disguises and all its glory. I would be remiss to ignore it.

This week, like most of you, I sat glued to my TV watching the Vice Presidential debate. Within three minutes and after the first wink, I became fascinated once again with Sarah Palin. I asked myself, “What is the deal with this woman? Why is she winking at me? Is she flirting with me?” I had to take a deep breath because I noticed this queasy feeling growing in the pit of my stomach.

http://www.debbieford.com/newsletter/shadow_blog_11.html

6 10 2008
MJC

If anyone is disturbed after watching the Video of Elizabeth on The View, please voice your opinion to the show as I have.

http://abc.go.com/daytime/theview/ask?sent

6 10 2008
Palmdale, CA

I just received this from a progressive friend who got it from another progressive friend, who… and so on. Unfortunately I cannot provide proper credit or a link. So, with apologies to our Canadian Mudpals who have so generously offered to sponsor us and put us up, just think, we too could be illegal immigrants.

From the MANITOBA HERALD, Canada (a very underground paper):

A flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past weeks, sparking calls for increased patrols to stop the illegal immigration.

The possibility of a McCain/Palin election is prompting the exodus among left-leaning citizens who fear they’ll soon be required to hunt, pray, and agree with Bill O’Reilly.

Canadian border farmers say it’s not uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, animal rights activists and Unitarians crossing their fields at night.

‘I went out to milk the cows the other day, and there was a Hollywood producer huddled in the barn,’ said Manitoba farmer Red Greenfield, whose acreage borders North Dakota.

The producer was cold, exhausted and hungry. He asked me if I could spare a latte and some free-range chicken.

When I said I didn’t have any, he left. Didn’t even get a chance to show him my screenplay, eh?’

In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Greenfield erected higher fences, but the liberals scaled them. So he tried installing speakers that blare Rush Limbaugh across the fields. ‘Not real effective,’ he said. ‘The liberals still got through, and Rush annoyed the cows so much they wouldn’t give milk.’

Officials are particularly concerned about smugglers who meet liberals near the Canadian border; pack them into Volvo station wagons; drive them across the border and leave them to fend for themselves.

‘A lot of these people are not prepared for rug ged conditions,’ an Ontario border patrol! man said. ‘I found one carload without a drop of drinking water. ‘They did have a nice little Napa Valley cabernet, though.’

When liberals are caught, they’re sent back across the border, often wailing loudly that they fear retribution from conservatives. Rumors have been circulating about the McCain administration establishing re-education camps in which liberals will be forced to shoot wolves from airplanes, deny evolution, and act out drills preparing them for the Rapture.

In recent days, liberals have turned to sometimes-ingenious ways of crossing the border. Some have taken to posing as senior citizens on bus trips to buy cheap Canadian prescription drugs. After catching a half-dozen young vegans disguised in powdered wigs, Canadian immigration authorities began stopping buses and quizzing the supposed senior-citizen passengers on Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney hits to prove they were alive in the ’50s.

‘If they can’t identify the accordion player on The Lawrence Welk Show, we get suspicious about their age,’ an official said.

Canadian citizens have complained that the illegal immigrants are creating an organic-broccoli shortage and renting all the good Susan Sarandon movies.

‘I feel sorry for American liberals, but the Canadian economy just can’t support them,’ an Ottawa resident said. ‘How many art-history and English majors does one country need?

6 10 2008
you'rekidding,right?

I say flood the Sheriff’s website with complaints:

http://www.sheriffleefl.org/about/sheriff.aspx

I’m thinking SP is walking a really fine line here – doesn’t she know that she’s got preacher problems of her own.

I’ll see your Jeremiah Wright and raise you one witch doctor.

6 10 2008
karen marie

this is another story that talks about sarah’s “wasilla days” and details some of her backstabbing but look to the links on the right side of the page, under “related content.”

there are four “pages” of “sarah palin’s campaign pamphlet” (they look to be four stand-alone campaign handouts, with very interesting content) and a link to palin’s contemplative page of “doodling.”

http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=8c130fe3-adab-4cb3-8443-c363f085cf13&p=4

it would be great if people could research her claims and/or promises in these documents, comparing it to what actually happened.

she’s pretty hilarious — the campaign slogan she apparently settled on was “positively sarah.”

6 10 2008
WCBG

Just curious….. At the end of the article above it states that the Governor eventually decided to go along with divestment in March of this year (almost a year an a half after she was initially approached with the recommendation), and it says that the bill was never voted upon because the legislative session ended. Has it been voted on now and did the legislature vote to divest itself of Sudanese investments?

6 10 2008
pj

I’m glad the McCain supporter (in full uniform) brought up Obama’s middle name, Hussein, today. I use it as fuel to prove McCain “doesn’t get it”.
The moderate/progressive Muslims are crucial in eradicating extremist terrorism actions worldwide…and he is using one of their most common (and meaningful) names in an attempt to prove Obama “unfit”. How do you engage assistance from a particular cultural group when you are also using that culture’s heritage (naming) as an insult? Bush ought to have shown McPalin that you don’t spit in the eye of those you need to ally with!!
Obama is right…McPalin just doesn’t get it.
And i’m going to e-mail this Darfur thread to Matthews, Oberman, Maddow and Factcheck…hoping someone will follow up on this.
Again, you guys are awesome!!! Thank you

6 10 2008
V.P., Flat Earth Society

I found the following on the Washington Post’s comments section and I hope the person who posted it doesn’t mind my posting it here, but I thought it might be of interest. I have not ‘vetted’ it, so it needs verification. Eyebrow-raising stuff!

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McCain has plenty of relationships with sixties radicals and terrorists. Indeed, until just a few years ago, McCain openly boasted not only about his passing friendship but also his deep collaboration with one of the most prominent of Vietnam-era student radicals, David Ifshin – who denounced America on Radio Hanoi as McCain sat locked up as a POW. Until the day he died, at age 47 in 1996, Ifshin never renounced nor apologized for his youthful, radical past. McCain said of Ifshin, “We worked together for our shared ideals.”

And then there’s Carl H. Lindner Jr., billionaire Cincinnati businessman, CEO of Chiquita Brands International from 1984 to 2001, and remained on the company’s board of directors until May 2002.As the co-host of a recent top-dollar fundraiser for Sen. John McCain, Lindner oversaw the payment of roughly $1.7 million to a Colombian paramilitary group that is today designated a terrorist organization by the United States.

Chiquita executives paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), which is described by George Washington University’s National Security Archive as an “illegal right-wing anti-guerrilla group tied to many of the country’s most notorious civilian massacres.” Following a Justice Department indictment last year, Chiquita admitted to illegally funding the paramilitaries and agreed to pay a $25 million fine. Chiquita’s payments to the AUC began in 1997 and lasted seven years; roughly half of the funds came after the group was designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the U.S. State Department in 2001.

While Lindner was CEO of Chiquita, the company began sending money to the AUC through its shipping subsidiary Banadex. A report by the Organization of American States states that Banadex also engaged in arms trafficking, helping to deliver 3,000 Nicaraguan AK-47 rifles and millions of rounds of ammunition to the AUC in 2001. According to federal prosecutors, when company officials realized the arrangement was illegal, they switched to making the payments in cash.

According to the Justice Department, the payments “were reviewed and approved by senior executives” of Chiquita, who knew by no later than September 2000 “that the AUC was a violent, paramilitary organization.”

Late last week, Lindner co-hosted a $25,000-per-person fundraiser for McCain and the Republican Party in the wealthy Indian Hills neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. The event raised about $2 million; Lindner also serves on McCain’s Ohio Victory Team. McCain has described FARC as “one of the worst” terrorist groups and accused his opponent, Sen. Barack Obama, of being unwilling to support Colombian President Uribe’s anti-terrorist efforts. The Arizona Republican is raising funds from a man whose company once paid that very same terrorist group.

And then, there’s G. Gordon Liddy – fundraiser/contributor for John McCain. Liddy, a self-professed admirer of Adolf Hitler and CONVICTED FELON for his part in the Watergate Scandal, is a long-time friend, says John McCain, who also said to Liddy, “I’m proud of you.”:

And then, there’s Charles Keating, CONVICTED FELON and mentor of John McCain — who is the most damning relationship of all, given the eerily similar banking meltdown of the current economic crisis… McCain was censured in Congress for his role in the Savings and Loans scandals back in 1989-91 that cost taxpayers $500 BILLION to bailout… McCain claimed then to have learned his lesson, but apparently not.

I think Maureen Dowd said it best a couple of days ago:

“Real Mavericks don’t brand themselves.” She was speaking about Palin, but I think it applies to John McCain, too.

6 10 2008
Lulu

Kimosabe, thanks for your thought on Palin’s reaction to losing….

So, she keeps trying to redeem her public loss, huh? Then I fear we won’t have heard the last of her because losing the election is going to feel a lot worse than losing Miss Alaska.

6 10 2008
Lara

@ MJC If anyone is disturbed after watching the Video of Elizabeth on The View, please voice your opinion to the show as I have.
http://abc.go.com/daytime/theview/ask?sent

You can also go to http://www.watchingtheview.com. A lot of reasonable discussion (and a few trolls) about these issues (and a lot of people pointing out the idiocy of EH – as Rosie says, the identical cousin of SP)

6 10 2008
karen marie

i don’t know anything about linder but do know that mccain was and is definitely good pals with liddy and his close personal relationship with keating is indisputable.

6 10 2008
Kestrel

Bless you for covering the deeper issues that fly past the mainstream media radar screen without a word! Your coverage of this and other topics related to your great state’s present governor cum vice presidential aspirant is first rate. I’m adding Mudflats to my blogroll at http://planetpalin.wordpress.com/ and a shout about this post in particular.

6 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Moonshine Palin

This whole thing is just making me sick. I cannot believe people support her. She came to Omaha (which now needs to be disinfected) last night with SRO (in a fairly good sized venue, sigh) and all the Nebraska papers are aflutter. However, Obama opened a SECOND headquarters in Omaha, and Lincoln is mobilizing without formal support from the campaign. I don’t think the old repub guard has realized the impact that liberals/Demos in Nebraska are having… and I think we may just see a split electoral vote this year! This is huge!

And Alaskan people— are you planning a recall or impeachment for your village idiot? Let us know what we can do to help!

6 10 2008
Allan

Sarah Palin commits genocide.

6 10 2008
califpat

Sarah Palin is an empty vessel. I have not been on the Mudflats blog for a few days and I cannot find the site where I can click onto the newer mudflat’s blog. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?

6 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor

@WCBG (14:00:24) :

Our Legislature ended its current (regular) Session on April 13, 2008. Because this is an election year, any bills that did not get passed by the end of regular session will have to be reintroduced by sponsors when the next Legislative Session begins in January 20, 2009 (returning legislators, new legislators (we HOPE), and all). I know Rep. Gara will be back, so my bet is he’ll reintroduce the Darfur devestment bill, with co-sponsors too I’m sure.

6 10 2008
janetshusb

You know a candidate is in trouble when a look alike comic makes more sense and behaves more graciously than the the real candidate does.

6 10 2008
Pam

strange thing is that everything that M/P ‘s attack obama on is something they themselves have done/will do….because they’re saying obama’s taking donatations from illegal sources, it REALLY makes me wonder what would be found in M/P”S financial funding records……..hmmmm

6 10 2008
Larry Harms

Sarah Palin is actually Sally Field!! I discovered this on August 30th..today, I added a link to this article, because it is very honest, but want everyone to also have a good laugh at the pictures that prove who Palin really is..

6 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor

@califpat (14:14:43)

The “new” site crashed, so we’re all back here for the time being until the server/computer gods/godesses can figure out how to let us back into our “new home”. Welcome back.

6 10 2008
enjay AKA Turbine Yukon

Not sure if anyone has already posted ~~

WTG AKM & MUDFLATS !!!

You are on “WHATS THE BUZZ” @ Buzzflash.com
Right side Box regarding Alaska rally’s

Congrats on going National (and Global) AGAIN!!!!

[ and just think,,,,,, I knew you when…… ]

6 10 2008
SMR

@Palmdale.

Thanks so much for the great Canadian article. Can’t wait to join my husband there — we’ll have lots to talk about with our expat & Canadian friends when that day comes (7 months, counting the days).

6 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Catfish P.

*ahem*
the above “copper catfish palin” is NOT me.

to the “new” one, would you possibly mind creating another new and exciting name so as not to muddy the muddy waters any further? *batting eyelashes*

6 10 2008
karen marie

for those wondering about the palin tax returns …

The release of an opinion letter by attorney Roger M. Olsen dated September 30, 2008, has stirred up the pot once again about the accuracy of Sarah and Todd Palin’s 2006 and 2007 tax returns. Not only that, but Mr. Olsen’s letter raises a couple of new issues.

This paper focuses on five problems: three raised in the tax returns and two new ones raised by Mr. Olsen’s letter. Here’s a summary of the five problems and my conclusions, for those who want to cut to the chase. My analysis will follow.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2008/10/tax-profs-agree.html

6 10 2008
Deb

apologies for my need to keep going back to the polls (after reading/seeing what the mccain campaign is doing, it helps me keep my sanity somewhat)
fivethirtyeight.com now has (drum roll) both Georgia AND Montana PINK (were previously solid McCain) I’m not sure either will change completely toblue, but when you start seeing more solid republican states changing just a bit, to me it’s a sign we (obama’s “family”) are on the right track!

6 10 2008
Fact check: Palin, Alaska & Darfur « Focus on John McCain & Sarah Palin

[…] An excerpt appears below, but you should definitely check out the whole story over at Mudflats [click here]. During last week’s Vice Presidential debate, Governor Palin stated that once she “found […]

6 10 2008
Kiminohio

I think SP is sisters with Casey Anthony down in Florida who killed her little precious daughter and everything out of her mouth is a lie. They are so much alike it is scary.

The poor wolfs,bears and Brian the moose better go in deep hiding because she will be a mad a hell when she loses and will shoot anything in her way

6 10 2008
MJC

Hi you’rekidding,right?,

Thanks for the link to the Sheriffs Dept’s web link. I just sent an nice little e-mail voicing my opinion.🙂

6 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Moonshine Palin

Karen Marie– as my daughter used to say, “It would suck to be_____” Sarah Palin! Ah, karma is a b*tch🙂

6 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Catfish P.

I really hate that she lied about this serious issue. Has she no conscience? I think not. I fear not.

Just got home from work and am about to catch up on the news of the day…..perhaps I should pour myself a nice little drinkie before I delve into the abyss…..

6 10 2008
MJC

Hi Kiminohio,

Please don’t take this the wrong way, but….as much as I dislike Sarah Palin’s actions or behavior, I cannot in all good conscious compare her to Casey Anthony. Not even Sarah Palin deserves that.

6 10 2008
mde

So, is this Darfurgate? How many -gates can one person have?

6 10 2008
Proud Community OrganizerWA

Yeah she lies and lies and lies.

I hope her God is keeping score!

6 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Moonshine Palin

I think Sarah has raised the bar in terms of the number of “gates” one can have. At least we can give her the Moose Nugget award for most dubious claims to fame and candor.

6 10 2008
Bobg

I don’t know whether it’s because I feel that it’s so ridiculous that she’s running for the second highest office in the land or what. Her voice just grates on me something terrible. When I see her come on TV I either turn the TV off or hit the mute button. I could only watch an hour and ten minutes of the debate before I had to turn her nasal voice off. Sorry Sen. Biden. The above from a Republican. I was leaning toward McCain (slightly) before he picked her. Can you imagine the mass suicides if she would ever become President (shudder, shudder?)

6 10 2008
DonnaInMichigan

Why doesn’t any of this information get onto the MSM??
Oh, they will repeat her lies in her Palinpalooza tour….however none of this even GETS out on the MSM.

6 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Moonshine Palin

We are all moving to Canada, New Zealand or Australia. If we can sell our houses and all of that…

6 10 2008
Deb

lol yes she definitely deserves a “moose nugget” award. I remember back when I lived in alaska, one could actually buy JEWELRY made from moose nuggets. alaskans, you still see that around? if so, we need to contract with one of the “jewelers” to make a moose nugget “trophy” to be presented to sarah after she loses the election (we can send one to her “pal” mccain for good measure)

6 10 2008
MJC

Deb, my question is did anyone actually buy Moose nugget jewelry? Ewwww.

6 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Moonshine Palin

Great idea Deb!!!!!!

6 10 2008
pj

@ Nebr. Native
do you still reside in this great state?

6 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Catfish P.

OMG.

I wrote to ABC and the View.
“I am probably the Nth person to write to you today in perfect outrage regarding Elisabeth Hasselbecks’ assertions of “truth” about the next president of these United States. I certainly hope that the View and ABC respond accordingly and removes this hate-mongering, shallow, talking-point spewing Ultra-conservative from the show. I don’t watch daytime TV because I am lucky enough to have a job. But she is talking to many people who don’t have anything but their TV and is perpetrating the fear of the Bush Administration, via Barack Obama’s good name. Shame on her. Please stand up to this type of behavior. And thank you Barbara Walters, for attempting to set her conscience back on its feet. Apparently she doesn’t have one.”

6 10 2008
Deb

MJC-I think they did. My ex hubby (note EX) who was sort of crafty decided to make some himself rather than to fork any$$ over for it. (he got that jewelry in the divorce)

6 10 2008
MJC

Deb, you’re so funny. Good riddence to the ex and the moose nugget jewelry! ewwwwww.

6 10 2008
kimbers Chop Meth Palin

MJC- that video of McCain’s response to the person in the crowd who responded ‘terrorist’ to McCain’s question about who Obama is, was just beyond the pale.

Why it just makes me want to go to his town hall style meeting here on Friday and ask him point blank if he thinks Obama is a terrorist (since I’m sure no one will touch that tomorrow night).

So, I decided to bite the bullet and sign up on the campaign’s website to get a ticket. But, the ‘event’ wasn’t listed there. Hmmmmm…. So, I called the campaign headquarters here and found out that you have to go to one of 3 campaign offices and pick up your ticket in person and the McCain campaign won’t give you one unless you commit to doing volunteer work for them.

Good luck with that.

They are predicting 5000 people turning out and I’ll bet it will be under 1000 for all the steps you have to take just to get a ticket.

On a brigher note, I have been out canvassing for the last 3 days (in both MN and WI) and I’m happy to report that overall people aren’t falling for the McCain/Palin nonsense and it’s working up into a huge backlash for McCain and Palin that will show with increased votes for Obama and Barr and several hardcore Republicans so disgusted they will not be voting at all.

Dems and Independents are really, really fired up!!

As much as it pains my ears and my brain, I hope that McCain, Palin and their supporters keep this nonsense going while Obama mostly stays on message. It really seems to be telling people who they really are.

I’ll come here if I need to scream. : )

6 10 2008
pj

SP was in Omaha Nebraska on Sunday…one of the signs seen read “Palin for the Good Life”…that them is fightin’ words Miss sarah…I can’t wait to go to Omaha for a canvassing session! I want to do my part in washin’ her stink outta my state!

6 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Moonshine Palin

PJ… yes, in Lincoln… and you?

6 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Moonshine Palin

I said somewhere on here that Omaha must be disinfected. Also.

6 10 2008
califpat

@Injuneauakatractor: Thanks for the information concerning the new Mudflat’s site. Thanks, it feels good to be back. We hosted a successful Obama calling party yesterday and made friends with people who were avid about a victory for Senator Barack Obama.

6 10 2008
MJC

HI Kimbers,
Wow, great job on your volunteering efforts for the Obama campaign! You Go Girl!

I guess the McCain campaign is really hard up for volunteers..heh, heh, heh.🙂

Yeah, I suspect that their negative attacks on Obama will backfire on them. I pray that Obama scores big time at the Debate tomorrow night. Maybe then his poll numbers will sky rocket beyond McCain’s reach.

6 10 2008
pj

Lincoln also…isn’t this site a perfect example of bringing people together? I think Alaska is one of the best examples of the “grass-root” type of pulling many together…I think we have been missing this passion shown here.

6 10 2008
Bobg

I was talking to my brother (Ex thirty year Marine who makes Bush look like a bleeding heart liberal.) I asked him what he thought of Palin. He said that McCain picking Palin was a stroke of genius (his words.) It shows that we have some work to do. Don’t ask; he would never go to a website that had anything bad to say about Palin.

6 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Moonshine Palin

PJ… are you registered on the forum? We must do lunch and can pm on the forum board. If not, register, and I will contact you if you are OK with that… And I agree… altho, Lincoln is “working” for Obama, we are too quiet.

Back to regular non-Nebraska programming🙂

6 10 2008
Homesick4Seattle

Hey folks, this is my first time posting and I’ve read the incredible wealth of knowledge. Thanks Mudflats!! This is extremely insightful and informative. I love coming here and reading the well written facts about Palin. Kudos to the Alaskans who have the guts to tell the truth!! We in the lower 48 greatly appreciate this blog. Personally I want Palin exposed for the liar that she is.

To those of you who are emailing “The View” regarding E.H., don’t bother. Bob Geddes, the show’s Republican producer, has that email box going straight to his inbox. Someone who works for the show blogged about it when Rosie and E.H. had that blowout. The best way to get critic E.H. is to blog about it. My take is that Geddes will not fire E.H., but Walters will.

6 10 2008
ocliberal

I just realized that the only thing Sarah Palin is good at is lying.

She can lie without remorse, without regret, without blinking and even while winking. She will read whatever is put in front of her without a nanosecond of hestitation as to whether or not she really believes it, understands it or agrees with it.

McCain has a campaign that can not run on issues because he is on the wrong side of every damn issue that really matters to most Americans right now.

So if you think about it, he really has the perfect running mate for himself. A semi-attractive, ammoral, compulsive and pathlogical liar who will regurgitate bile and lies and semi-veiled racists attacks and do it all with a big smile on her face, a twinkle in her eye and a twitch of her nose.

This woman scares me to death. Has anyone ever seen her show true emotion?

6 10 2008
pj

@ NE Native….
sorry, i’m a wee-bit challenged here…honestly, don’t know what you’re talking about. I only visit here and at myBO…but please call me 489-3662.
Sorry everyone, this ol’ lady is doin’ her gosh-darn bestest to conquer this electonic-y world…
Miss Sarah ain’t the only one w/o a clue…pls forgive me for doin’ a wee-bit of socializin’ on your dime (winky-wink)

6 10 2008
pj

PS I forgot…I may be challenged in this format (e-world) but I never had the “gummchin’ to rule the dang-garn world”…take that Miss Sarah (obscene gesture not optional)

6 10 2008
Homesick4Seattle

Palin is unqualified and truly Bush in a skirt.

6 10 2008
pj

@ Homesick
what is scariest…Palin in Bush’s suit…or Bush in Palin’s skirt?

sorry, just had to ask?

6 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor

@Deb (14:49:26) :

Yes…they still sell that moose nugget stuff (including drink stir sticks–double EWWW). I think it’s mostly tourists who buy it; little piece of Alaska and all that… Funny thing is that some stores here in Juneau actually sell it, AND WE DON’T HAVE MOOSE IN JUNEAU!
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@califpat (15:06:00) :

Welcome back, and congrats on the successful calling party (where in CA are you? I lived in Davis for a while.) And have you found the Forum? Life is fun over there too. Look up on the right hand side of these pages for the “*Mudflats Forum!*
Join the Conversation” link.

6 10 2008
Homesick4Seattle

@ PJ, lol!! I think Palin in a skirt is scarier. She lies with a smile on her face and with ease. Plus people are eating up her act. S C A R Y!!

6 10 2008
Grace RN NJ

The only difference between Palin and the rest of us white trash is that she lives in a nicer trailer.

6 10 2008
Bec in Illinois

Palmdale — Thanks for the great article from “Canada” (are you sure it isn’t the Onion?!)
I haven’t laughed and snorted that much in ages. If felt so good and diverted me from the fact that the Sox are about to end their playoffs experience.

6 10 2008
Bec in Illinois

Bobg – sadly, I think a lot of guys love Palin primarily for the fact that she is “hot”. Some of these photos of her looking like the naughty librarian about to strip, that is all they need. Our country be damned.

6 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Catfish P.

“Don’t bother” is not in my nature, Homesick4Seattle. And thank God it’s not in anyone here’s nature either, especially those folks up there in Alaska.

I received a response from ABC, stating that they received my mail. That’s good enough for me, even though it was clearly a canned response. NO matter. They can’t ignore them all.

Palinitis= inflammation of the opposing Party.

just made that up. I hope!

6 10 2008
possumlady

My dream for tomorrow night is for McCain to bring up Ayers or Rev. Wright and for Obama to pause, look him right in the eye and say “Senator, Have you no shame?!”

6 10 2008
Lara

@possumlady: “Senator, Have you no shame?!”

Perfect

(for those who don’t recognize the quote – check out Joseph Welch. At the McCarthy hearings, he took on Joe McCarthy, and at one point during a frustrating conversation in which McCarthy was at his worst in trashing the reputations of others (well worth looking up the entire exchange http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/welch-mccarthy.html) said:

Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?
(often stated as “have you no shame” which is essentially the same meaning in the context.)

6 10 2008
AnnaBanana

The Washington Post from 10/4 called out Palin on Darfur. They called it an exaggeration and not a lie – but the way I read it, it’s a lie.

“PINOCCHIO TEST

Sarah Palin is exaggerating her role in leading the Sudan divestiture in Alaska. The legislative record shows that her administration was late in embracing the campaign to sell stock in companies that do business with Sudan, and that it initially opposed the divestiture. The Alaska Permanent Fund still invests in companies blacklisted by the Save Darfur Coalition.

TWO PINOCCHIOS: Significant omissions or exaggerations”

Also, Palin and McCain are in good company – today I was waiting at the drugstore checkout and noticed the headline on the National Enquirer that has solid “proof” that Barack Obama is a muslim.

6 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Palin

I don’t know about moose nugget jewelry, but I still have some “Alaska Tundra #5–Alaska’s Wilderness Perfume” posted on the bulletin board in my kitchen. (still in the package and no scent)
It was a gift from a friend, quite some time ago…

6 10 2008
kate aka chin duststrap

I continue to be appalled. She really has no sense of decency. I can only hope that the undecideds are not falling for these lies and slander and we will be rewarded[not in heaven as SWWNBN states] but in November when they both are humiliated beyond belief in a loss.

Four/five years after the crisis in Darfur she still hadn’t divested and she lies about it. Incredible! Really, Mudflats is all that keeps me sane nights.

6 10 2008
tess

look up The Hatch Act

The Hatch Act explicitly states that an individual:
1. May not use their official authority or influence to interfere with an election
2. May not engage in political activity while on duty
3. May not engage in political activity while in uniform
4. May not wear political buttons on duty

(If the Merit Systems Protection Board finds that the violation warrants dismissal from employment, the employing agency must either remove the employee or forfeit a portion of the federal assistance equal to two years salary of the employee. If the Board finds the violation does not warrant the employee’s removal, no penalty is imposed.)

so I would think this sheriff “could be” looking for a new job soon.

6 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Road Apple Palin

Again and again we see Palin lie while in full stride. Some christian she is. She has absolutely no moral compass, scruples or shame.

6 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Road Apple Palin

Just watched a lively but very civil debate on PCN.org between Arianna Huffington and Mike Huckabee at the Annual PA Chamber of Business and Industry dinner in Harrisburg, pennsyltucky. Huckabee can argue McCain’s positions better than McCain does. But even Huckabee stretches the truth a bit when it comes to substantive matters, ie, he claims to know a trucker who makes in excess of $250k a year and would be negatively affected by Obama’s tax proposal. The call-in segment of the program is sad, really sad.

Doug from Allentown called in to claim that Obama wants to “kill all small business.” Welcome to pennsyltucky and the small-minded non-thinkers that live here.

Mary from east bumfooey called in to tell everyone that she will vote for McCain and then gushed all over Palin. Mary is a woman who obviously hasn’t done any homework on Palin. Either that or she is in love with a serial liar.

6 10 2008
Pistol Tanker Palin (my name sucks)

People believe what they want to believe, as long as it doesn’t make the change their mind about anything.

Take heart, though, that this McCain/Palin duo will go down in history as the most despicable, nasty, lying, shameful pair ever to vie for the highest office in land. How sad for us.

The Republican party will really have to do some soul searching when this is all over. Hopefully, they will come to some positive conclusions about how to regroup.

We all deserve better.

6 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Revlon Red Palin

@Pistol Tanker Palin (my name sucks) (18:17:59) :

You can pretty up your name a bit by adding something nice to it.

6 10 2008
Pistol Tanker Palin Kitty Kat

How’s that?🙂

6 10 2008
bill

EVERYONE ON THIS BLOG…THINK ABOUT THIS…
Now is the time to concentrate on defeating John McCain. If all of us channel our energies to defeat John McCain as we have on Ms. Palin, then we rid ourselves of Sarah Palin and the rest of the story will take cancer of itself. It is my opinion that as long as we do nothing but concentrate on Sarah Palin’s idiocy, then we miss the real target of this election…It Is John McCain!

John McCain is the one who chose her, he’s the one who’s hiding behind her skirts, he’s the one who is sending her out in public with this rediculous “script”. Let’s face it, she’s not intelligent enough to subcribe to the text she is spousing, let alone have any intimate knowledge of the retoric which she is engaging in. She’s nothing but a “boob” and his mouth piece. As long as we hone in on Sarah, we’re not focusing on the true “enemy” in this fight…it is John McCain!

Let’s start using our research and journalistic skills to dig up all we can about John McCain and sharing it with our global family of blogers to eliminate them both, forever, from influencing our children’s future.

6 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

karen marie (14:24:49) :

for those wondering about the palin tax returns …
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Thanks, Karen Marie. It’s nice to know that we were on the right track!

6 10 2008
Edie

MJC (14:31:12) :
Hi you’rekidding,right?,

Thanks for the link to the Sheriffs Dept’s web link. I just sent an nice little e-mail voicing my opinion.
—————————————-
He’s up for re-election. His opponent’s information is below. Maybe we could support Mr. Meister in some way

Christian Meister and Campaign Team
Candidate for Lee County Sheriff, 2008
“The People’s Sheriff”
http://www.meisterforsheriff.com
B.A. Communications, Cum Laude, Cal State Fullerton, CA
FDLE Florida State Certified Officer
DCF Child Protection Phase I Certification
U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, Petty Officer, Operation Desert Storm
Former Gubernatorial Candidate in the 2003 California Special Election

6 10 2008
Pistol Tanker Palin Kitty Kat

Hi Bill,

You’re absolutely right. We should all be helping our fellow citizens be better informed. I love this blog because it helps me do that. Part of the reason why I’m so insistent that we beat McCain is because of his choice of a running mate.

I plan to do a lot of letter writing to local papers (New Mexico) so that the McCain campaign doesn’t get away with its lies.

Viva USA; si se puede!

6 10 2008
bill

@Pistol Tanker Palin Kitty Kat:

Thanks! You’re one soldier…let’s see how many other’s care as much as we do…

6 10 2008
tess
6 10 2008
tess

http://www.motherjones.com/mojoblog/archives/2008/09/9663_mccain_fannie_freddie.html

(QUOTE: McCain suggested bold reforms for Fannie and Freddie that would “terminate future lobbying, which was one of the primary contributors to this great debacle.”

If that’s the case, McCain should look first to his campaign staffers as the cause of that debacle. One of them was Fannie Mae’s head of lobbying, and spread tens of millions of dollars around Washington in the form of lobbying contracts. A number of McCain staffers were on the receiving end of those contracts, collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars each from the lenders to rep their interests. And McCain’s campaign manager served as president of a lobbying association that fought to protect Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae from the sort of regulation that McCain is now proposing.)

6 10 2008
tess

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122315505846605217.html

(QUOTE: John McCain would pay for his health plan with major reductions to Medicare and Medicaid, a McCain top aide said, in a move that independent analysts estimate could result in cuts of $1.3 trillion over 10 years to the government programs.

But Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Sen. McCain’s senior policy adviser, said Sunday that the campaign has always planned to fund the tax credits, in part, with savings from Medicare and Medicaid. Those government health-care programs serve seniors, poor families and the disabled. Medicare spending for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30 is estimated at $457.5 billion.)

6 10 2008
tess

McCain likes to say he is a champion for vets …
He likes to say he will take care of our veterans but he has voted to cut benefits every chance he gets.
He likes to say he is for breaking the stranglehold of Big Oil and yet he votes against every alternative energy bill that comes across his desk.
John McCain says a lot of things but unfortunately they seldom mirror his actions.

McCain has voted NO or present on numerous GI bills while Obama has voted yes. Then McCain stands there and says “I’ll protect the veterans of this country!” I thought Obama should have called him out during the debate and wonder why he didn’t??
Call him out about claiming to being a champion for veterans, but that his voting record has proved he is anything but.
Not only has McCAIN refused to support the 21st Century GI Bill, which the Veterans of Foreign Wars endorsed last June, he has consistently voted against increasing funding for the Veterans” Administration, which oversees all medical care for veterans:

” Voted AGAINST an amendment providing $20 billion to the VA”s medical facilities. [5/4/06]

” Voted AGAINST providing $430 million to the VA for outpatient care “and treatment for veterans,” one of only 13 senators to do so. [4/26/06]

” Voted AGAINST increasing VA funding by $1.5 billion by closing corporate loopholes. [3/14/06]

” Voted AGAINST increasing VA funding by $1.8 billion by ending “abusive tax loopholes.” [3/10/04]

” Voted AGAINST FOR a $650 million increase in veterans” medical care funding. [8/1/01]

6 10 2008
tess

(QUOTE: Obama Denounces ‘Scare Tactics,’ Focuses on Economy)

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/10/06/obama-zeros-in-on-economic-crisis/?mod=loomia&loomia_si=t0:a16:g4:r1:c0

Good for him … way to Go Mr Obama !!!!

6 10 2008
bill

@tess: as we say in political land…” you, GO GIRL! thanks!

6 10 2008
Pacificnwgal

God, I am tired of this woman. Unfortunately she is on a roll since she thinks she beat Biden in the debate. So, now she can just be as mean and vicious as possible about Obama…. and keep on going. I have been reading some of the articles in the Huffpost. She may be planning on becoming president! We may even see her in 2012. And go on SNL (oh boy… I don’t care enough to watch). Oh my God…. I just want her to go away so bad. I can’t even stand looking at her face and hearing the stupidity out of her mouth anymore. What is even more boring… are the ridiculous people defending her. Yuck!

6 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Road Apple Palin

Interesting comment with link up there about Palin’s tax returns and how professional tax lawyers look at them.

6 10 2008
Laurie

@tess…thank you for the info on the Hatch act. I am Canadian, and I know that an officer in uniform here would never be permitted to do what that officer did. I hope Americans on this blog and elsewhere will write to the proper authorities. What he did made me feel ill.

6 10 2008
Pacificnwgal

AKM
This article on the Huffpost comparing Palin’s track record on disabilities with Obama’s is pretty good…
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-k-longmore/palin-talks-about-special_b_131758.html
Despite the fact that she has a new Down syndrome baby, she doesn’t have the slightest idea what the future will hold. My son with Down syndrome is now 28. And it has been a really interesting journey. If it wasn’t for the caregiver union (SEIU) in Washington State in the past few years our lives who be a lot more insecure. Here is another avenue for advocacy in Alaska for people with disabilities and their caregivers to fight the government and demand services. Organize the union up there… it is worth it! It would be another blow against Palin and all the people like her who do not have a clue.

7 10 2008
More Lies from a Campaign of Lies « idiosyncrasy

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7 10 2008
steadycat

Sarah Palin lies again.

7 10 2008
Handsome Matt

Maybe there were add-ons and earmarks with each of those legislative attempts? Because no one would use a hot button topic like Darfur to try and sneak a few kickbacks to their constituents. You accuse Governor Palin of not being honest, and yet you don’t present everything associated with the issue (IE: A copy of the actual bill presented to the Governor). But it’s cool, attempt to over exaggerate the other side in an effort to make the democratic party look better.

7 10 2008
averageuscitizen

She make a lot of claims and shows us no evidence to back up these claims. Of course that’s her whole schtick. She thinks that American people are too stupid to actually do some research on their own and verify what she pulls out of her hat. Unfortunately Sarah….we are not. We actually do look up documents, listen to both sides of the story and make up our own minds and not just what you TELL us we are supposed to believe.

7 10 2008
Ergot (Rankle Hiway Pa'in)

Laurie (13:22:15) :
The Hatch act is specific to federal service. While most states have a “mini”-hatch act it -usually- applies to merit service employees, not political or elected ones. This sheriff may well be within his legal rights. Possibly stupid, when people remember his stand, but, alas, legal.

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Deputy Commissioner Andrews testified at length against divestment from Sudan, and stated in part:
“[T]he desire to make a difference is noble, but mixing moral and political agendas at the expense of our citizens’ (…financial…) security is not a good combination.”
Funny how much difference one word makes.
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Had to go back and get rechristened from Commando Coalfire to Rankle Hiway, seems somewhere I’ve got a twin.

7 10 2008
Lorax

Holy cr@p, thanks for the info. I wonder if Olberman will add this to his list of lies from Sarah Palin that he donates to charity for. She’s very shameful.

11 11 2008
Palin Lies to Greta Van Susteren on Darfur « Palinoscopy

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15 11 2008
Karen

Annenberg fundation is who Obama worked for as will as Bill Ayers.Annenberg also works now for Facts check.You see the ways BMHO has it covered????? Obama goes searching for website making sure his buddies-goggle an yahoo did the nasty job there is.Go check the senate records and congress and the libery congress records. Obama is a liar and then he goes and paste on his website.As if he did the work when really his nasty buddies did the work. Some will send him the infor to put up on his website.I know I been around

Why hasn’t he shown his birth certificate and other documents??? Simple documents. Obam ais a liar and who knows what he will do next ..seal birth certificate ha ha……. LIAR SCUM BUCKET!!!!!! What next.Oh the draft he signed for.No records could be found from anyone.Ok now lets make one now..UMMM




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