Real Women Respond to Sarah Palin – Live Web-a-thon!

30 10 2008

Check out the live web-a-thon “Real Women Respond to Sarah Palin.”

It all started with a letter written by two women (Lyra and Quinn) that they emailed to 40 of their friends. “We are writing to you,” wrote Lyra and Quinn, “because of the fury an ddread we have felt since the announcement of Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential candidate for the Republican Party. She does not represent us.”

Within one week 100,000 women responded with their own impassioned stories and statements about why Sarah Palin should not be Vice President.

Join us on October 30th, 2008, when performers from all walks of life (unknown and celebrity) will lend their voice and human presence to the thousands of women across America who responded to Lyra and Quinn’s letter across America by reading their comments LIVE.


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30 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

This is awesome!

30 10 2008
nswfm CA

I’m a real woman, and I can’t stand the thought of her being anywhere near Washington DC.

30 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Darn, 2nd!

30 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

WAMP – Women Against McCain-Palin. Love it.

30 10 2008
WV Democrat

Just say no to Sarah Palin…VOTE for Obama/Biden 08!!!

30 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

WASP – Women Against Sarah Palin. Even better!

30 10 2008
NoCalGal

WOW= this is just amazing! As always AKM you get the best information for us! WOW!

thanks for the link.

30 10 2008
Blue Idaho

Lets go ladies!

30 10 2008
shell from Ohio

LOL Hey, I was one of the 100,000 who sent an opinion in to these two women. YAY!! Wish I could watch it from work. Way to go Lyra & Quinn!!

30 10 2008
mayflower

I’ve been waiting for this! Yeah!

30 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Man, I was responding to other posts and you slipped this new thread in…

30 10 2008
MJC

FL election offices revolting against GOP tactics (updated w/good OH news)

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/30/8334/7944/975/645855

**WOW – THIS IS GOING TO BE A “NAIL BITER” ELECTION

30 10 2008
AKMama

Fantastic!

30 10 2008
mvngfwd

Wow! Let’s join in!

ot-http://www.truthout.org/102908C
Nice little piece about McCain and his Bermuda reunion on taxpayer dollars…

30 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Hey, Shell from Ohio – you’re from a battleground state – here’s hoping they read your letter!

30 10 2008
mayflower

Hate to be off topic but I must share this: I just spoke with the sr. v.p. & editor of the ADN (Pat Dougherty) re the ‘story story’… He categorically denied the existence of any such story & says the blog post pointing to the ADN must be conjecture. Man & I was so hoping something would come out!

30 10 2008
mayflower

“Women voting for McCain are like chickens voting for Col. Sanders” Oh wow! I love that one.

30 10 2008
WV Democrat

NEWS FLASH!! NEWSFLASH!!

Senator McSame’s visit to shut down access to West Virginia!!

http://www.wtrf.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=46221

(I love the plain facts in the media around here…)

30 10 2008
shell from Ohio

hey deep blue….. I hope and pray that Ohio is the prettieest blue you ever did see come next Tuesday. If that other ticket squeaks by some how….oh the thought of it makes me want to upchuck my lunch…..I’m heading to Canada or maybe I can get a lift with Tina Fey outta here. LOL😉

30 10 2008
Bobg

Here I go analyzing again. There were 100,000 women that responded and wrote to the organizers. Admen will tell you that on a website such as this a 1% response is considered very good. That would indicate that 10,000,000 women that saw this website feel this way while most did not respond. This is a voting block that should not and can not be ignored. It is impossible to know how many women feel the same way but did not see the website.

30 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

WOW…….i just can’t keep up with this

30 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Oooh – I like the Alaskan gal who voted against Palin for Governor. Palin didn’t hoodwink, everyone, no-sir-ee.

30 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Well, Shell from Ohio,

On MY version of the electoral map, Ohio is true blue along with VA and a number of other supposed “red” states!

30 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Margaret and Helen’s blog. I love it that she’s posting every day now.

http://margaretandhelen.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/if-you-are-undecided-youre-not-paying-attention/#comments

30 10 2008
knife pile palin

sorry carry over post from the last thread…….
She had her eye on the VP seat and gunning for it LONG before being chosen. Spinning, scheming and plotting. Blind and selfish ambition makes one stupid enough to through logic out the window and risk anything.

Remember, she really believes in her mind she is the God chosen one for this position. It’s a part of the evangelical prophecy thinking. Believe me they do think God has a plan for them.

I can’t even imagine the stories that will come out in time, the books to be written.

Another thought that may or may not come out but could be true….that Bristle was pregnant but when discovered went into rehab because of drug/alcohol abuse thus the mentally injured baby, where the baby may have actually been born?

I’m just guessing. I don’t know where Bristle was during all this time or when she showed back up on the home or public scene.

All I do know is a pathological lair knows instinctively how to do it well and skilled at how to plot….. I don’t trust her, not one little grain of sand. This is like crazy afternoon soap crap, can’t tolerate that stuff either.

30 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Reporting for duty…

30 10 2008
Sandy Beach

Mayflower and others interested in the ADN story:

I can understand why the ADN might not want to go with the story. Especially not now. But there IS a story there. Please spend some time at palindeception.com and make sure you click the Blog link. Audrey is a midwife/birth coach/lactation consultant married to a doctor. She is a careful and responsible person and her research reflects that.

30 10 2008
SMR

@knife —

I replied to you on other thread. copying here:

Bristol had mono for 5 months — that’s the story.

And yes, Bible Spice has had her eye on the VP job since last summer. It’s been written about over & over that she’s been vying for the position since the cruise season of 2007. That being the case, a pregnant teenage daughter in the midst of that would require some creative cover-up. Which could be what we’ve seen/heard. Not a great job, the flying while water broken story is not very credible to me. Either is a 5-month case of mono.

30 10 2008
West Virginian

WV Democrat (09:47:19) :

NEWS FLASH!! NEWSFLASH!!

Senator McSame’s visit to shut down access to West Virginia!!

http://www.wtrf.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=46221

(I love the plain facts in the media around here…)

Well, glad I’m not going to that way! So when I went to your wtrf link the banner at the top was “the original mavericks” with a picture of McCain/Palin. What the heck is that thing she does with her mouth? I would think they’d find a more flattering picture.
Everything about her and him too actually is starting to irritate me!

30 10 2008
shell from Ohio

Do you think we’ll be able to find this webcast on youtube later? or possibly a replay? Dang it I wish I could watch it.

30 10 2008
turns

Its great to here these voices! Its very hard for me as a 50 year old male in Alaska to voice my distain of SP in public without seeming sexist.
SP guiding light is much more than the self righteous religious right. Her views of ” good and bad “, are just too short sighted! She will lead are nation in a dangerous path. America is the kingdom of balance! Please help keep this over confident power hungry bitch out of office.

30 10 2008
Wrangler Tractor in VA

knife pile palin –
Please don’t spread untruths about Down Syndrome. It is not caused by anything that the mother or father do or don’t do. It is one of those crazy things that happens in genetics when chromosomes divide and create an extra one. Do NOT blame the parents. It is no one’s fault that a child is born with DS. That is way outdated and wrong information. Please do not spread that around. Religious folks tend to say things like, “God blessed you with this child”. Skeptics just figure, “ya know this is how evolution works. It’s just the luck of the draw.” Either way, it is out of our human hands. What is in our hands is how we treat those with DS or other special needs in our community. SP doesn’t have a great track record – for example she cut funding for Special Olympics. But please don’t blame the parents of Trig – whoever they are. Regardless, he’s stuck with them, and for his sake I hope they are doing all they can with Early Intervention to help him be as successful as his abilities will allow him to be.

30 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

Roger Cohen’s column in today’s NY Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/30/opinion/30Cohen.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

It’s beautiful.

30 10 2008
Dr. Patois

Off topic and maybe already in previous thread but, UNCLE TED CAN VOTE!

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/stevens-allowed-to-vote-next-week-2008-10-29.html

30 10 2008
BigPete

Refreshing to hear her called a LIAR in such a casual way. Amid all the crud that is ‘Sarah Palin’, it seems that the fact that she is such a tremendous liar doesn’t get stressed enough. Bill Maher had some good advice for her acting debut on SNL….”acting is easy…just pretend you’re lying”

PS why is it that the religious nuts, are sometimes the biggest liars?

30 10 2008
Cynamen Hussein Alaska Blue

Despite of the abstract division that is currently being perpetrated in this nation, here’s what real hope looks like…

It comes with a Kleenex alert.

GOTV!

30 10 2008
Democrat G (formerly "G")

PAT DOUGHERTY said there is NO TRIG and PALIN story via email to me….

30 10 2008
Road Runner

Dr Patois, I always thought a convicted felon cannot vote. How is this possible here?

30 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

This is fantastic, my late mother would be so proud of all progressive women today.

I have to run out to the office store for Mudstock II supplies. Be back later.

30 10 2008
shell from Ohio

I just checked my personal email and I had an email from Lyra and Quinn announcing this webcast. They said they received nearly 200,000 letters and. ..and it answers my earlier question….yes, it will be on youtube tonight!

30 10 2008
Dr. Patois

Road Runner:
You’ve got me but apparently Alaska decided last night that because he has not been sentenced etc. the case isn’t over so he is not yet a convicted felon or some such nonsense.

30 10 2008
Road Runner

Mayflower, maybe enough people will get so angry about the closer, they will rebel against McCain. As President he won’t allow the “World Series” to be delayed. Why is he closing streets to ordinary citizens?

30 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

THIS IS WONDERFUL!

30 10 2008
Crunk Petrol Palin

Here is a poll on the Ted Stevens race from the Alaska Dispatch:

Begich ahead in Senate race by eight points
By Amanda Coyne

A Rasmussen Report poll finds Mark Begich eight percentage points ahead of Ted Stevens in the U.S Senate race, 52% to 44%. Before Stevens was found guilty, the race was a toss-up. The poll was taken on Tuesday.

On Monday night, local pollster Ivan Moore said that he didn’t think Stevens had a “chance in hell” of winning the race. He said that Ted’s rock-solid base, the people who will vote for him no matter what, accounts for about 35-40% of Alaska’s populace. Given this poll, it seems he might have underplayed that base somewhat.

30 10 2008
mayflower

Sandy Beach (09:59:17) : I totally agree, like I talked about earlier this morning — no doubt there IS a story there. Not sure totally what, but I’m of the mind that there is more to it than is being floated, for myriad reasons.

30 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein 12 Point Lead..:)

Crunk…

Maybe it means more people in Alaska have a brain than they suspected..!

30 10 2008
Road Runner

GUYS AND GALS!!

I just got this idea from an article on HoffPost. For those who receive the mailer from McLame and Palin oh-12, mark it “return to sender” and let them pay double. I thought I’d pass it on.

30 10 2008
JaneDoe

@ MJC *WOW – THIS IS GOING TO BE A “NAIL BITER” ELECTION*
You ainta kiddin’… ya betcha!

The closer it gets the less sleep I get. Don’t know about the rest of you Mudpuppies, but I’m even getting up early to check the poll numbers on the Kos, then RealClearPolitics then HuffPo and even keep Mudflats open all day and night on my computer at work and at home. Don’t want to miss anything. Maybe this is a new disease, EDD Election Disfunction Disorder.

Here’s a good one from HuffPo…I’m not alone.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amanda-michel/are-you-suffering-from-el_b_138706.html

AKM…thanks for the info.

30 10 2008
Road Runner

GUYS AND GALS!!

Just heard on Thom Hartmann radio show. McLame bused in 3000 students of the 4000 attendees to his rally where Joe-the-scammer didn’t show.

30 10 2008
knife pile palin

another thought……bet Todd and Sarah will have legally adopted little Trigg by the time this story comes out if it is true.

I’m going outside to enjoy some fresh air and warm sun on a gorgeous fall day in the Ozarks.

30 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein 12 Point Lead..:)

More evil yellow teeth death grin from mcloser..

It would be nice to have a pick based on policies and information about the candidates and their varied opinions.. Apparently, only Obama actually has a plan and a vision. mcloser only has evil, vile, ugly rhetoric about Obama.

It makes it an easy choice, but what I will never understand for all eternity, is how people that listen to mcloser and want to vote for him, can’t see the ugliness and evil mcloser portrays. How anyone wants to vote for him based purely on how he’s campaigned is beyond me..

30 10 2008
mayflower

@ Democrat G (formerly “G”) (10:12:18) :
PAT DOUGHERTY said there is NO TRIG and PALIN story via email to me….
__________
Yeah, said same to me, although I never asked about a ‘Trig’ story. I have asked whether there is a “Palin Expose” being withheld.
mayflower (09:43:28) :
Hate to be off topic but I must share this: I just spoke with the sr. v.p. & editor of the ADN (Pat Dougherty) re the ’story story’… He categorically denied the existence of any such story & says the blog post pointing to the ADN must be conjecture. Man & I was so hoping something would come out!

30 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

I smell a TROLL!

30 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

Susie in Jersey (10:25:36) :

I smell a TROLL!

Me to!

30 10 2008
Sarjo Mullet Troll

Susie in Jersey (10:25:36) :

My Palin name is “Mullet Troll”…but I am not smelly… *checking*…Nope, not smelly!

30 10 2008
Pacificnwgal

It is great that so many women are finally speaking out. As I said before, the nomination of Sarah Palin as VP has raised many, many issues that needed to be out there in our country. I hope that after this election is going, people, not only women, will become more active in their communities and country for the good of all. we are not merely consumers to be exploited by stock holders and Wall Street. There are more important things. We are people first and the values of this country need to change.

30 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

WHO IS THIS??

akdafool (10:23:25) :

jusy astonished at the kool-aid drinkers in here. please explain how obama is going to do anything besides destroy the basic foundation of our country. wake up people! change is coming alright, but all change is not for the better.

Someone who just got picked up by the scruff of the neck and flung into the mudflats. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SPLAT. AKM

30 10 2008
Brother Meat Hussein

Wow!
Real American Women, I am honored to share a country with you!

30 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

hello fellow voters…

hubby and i just returned from our four hour voting adventure here in los angeles. it is really astonishing that in a county of millions of peeps, that there is but one early voting site.
so we got up at six to head out to the site twenty miles away. we arrived a bit before 8 when the offices were to be open. thankfully, the line was only about 200 strong.
the television vans were lined up down the block waiting for what are certain to be record turnouts later in the day. i was interviewed about my reasons for voting early (need to travel this weekend to swing state for voter protection work).
all-in-all, it was a marvelous experience getting to know all the folks waiting with us. and i’ve learned a code word for “i’m a democrat and voting for that one”…. you know you’re in friendly territory when the person with whom you’re conversing says, “it’s a historical election, isn’t it”. this comment is followed by knowing smiles and bright shiny eyes.
i now have my “i voted” sticker which i will adhere with permanent glue to my favorite sweater and wear forever and ever in celebration of this election.

30 10 2008
Wrangler Tractor in VA

To knife pile palin – I didn’t mean to sound angry at you, if I did I’m sorry. I have a daughter with DS, and it still cuts to close to my heart to hear inaccuracies spread about how DS happens. I’m sure you didn’t mean anything by your comment. Having DS is like having blue eyes. It’s just part of your genetic makeup. 🙂

My heart just goes out to little Trig. It’s not easy to have a disability, but with a loving family anything is possible. I just don’t see that happening with Sarah. My daughter has brought unbelievable love, joy and magic to our family. She is teaching 3 super type A people (me, my husband and our son) how to enjoy the slower road. It’s a great trip and we are so greatful to share it with her.

30 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Susie in Jersey (10:25:36) :

As do I. Off to report it to AKM…

@Sarjo Mullet Troll (10:28:32) : nope, not you!

30 10 2008
Brother Meat Hussein

Don’t feed it Grammy, it will get bored and go away.

30 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein 12 Point Lead..:)

John mcloser pandered to women by selecting barbie. he figured, incorrectly, that women would flock in droves to him, regardless of the qualifications of his selection as long as it was a woman.

clearly that theory failed and as more women realize she’s a walking/talking/real life action doll, but not much else, the results was a mass exodus for woman away from mcloser, in a large part because of barbie.

the whole election has been a tale of two ideologies.. one based on information, policy, plans and confidence. The other is one based on no vision, terror, worry, ugly deceit and the scam of a woman.

Obama will win, simply because he’s the better choice and has vision to help heal the country. Mcloser has nothing to offer.

30 10 2008
aka Klomp Molen Palin from Holland

For me, this web-a-thon is as addictive as the Mudflats.

Wonderful to see and hear all these women, reading other women’s stories.
Indeed, 100% real women – straight from real life.
Watching them emphasizes SP’s ‘teflon’ image.

30 10 2008
knife pile palin

Wrangler Tractor in VA (10:06:00) :

I am so sorry! I in did not mean any harm towards downs syndrome indiviuals or any person, I happen to believe we are all special in our own right, however we may be.

What I should have asked is, the diagnosis on Trigg confirmed? Please do share what you know about him.

Again I apologize I did not intend to harm.

30 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Yes, I got that response from Dougherty as well.

So, how many folks think he’s going to admit to anything? That has to be his response until they are 100% behind the story.

Again, there’s just too much that does not add up and something is really, really stinky. I firmly believe that the truth will come out eventually as it always does!

30 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein 12 Point Lead..:)

Fawnskin that’s amazing.. One polling place??

There is something really inherently unfair to have one polling place, making it inaccessible to thousands or millions of people without transportation.

Of course, I live in Fairfax VA and VA doesn’t even have early voting, only absentee with an excuse.. So, who knows what’s worse..

30 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@knife pile palin (10:35:48) :

I think the issue may be that there are other diagnoses that can look similar to Down’s Syndrome that are more likely to occur in younger mothers, particularly if they are suspected/known to be partiers. I have no clue if the diagnosis is confirmed, other than what SWWNBN has said. Additionally, since more women under 40 have babies than those over 40, there are more actual babies with DS born to younger women than to those over 40. It’s just that the percentage of DS babies to non-Ds babies is higher in older mothers.

30 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Road Runner – I just read the McCain Ohio rally – bussing in 3,000 kids story in HuffPo, too.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/30/mccain-camp-busses-in-sch_n_139300.html

I was going to ask the Ohio folks on here if there couldn’t be some outrage here. Who (taxpayers?) paid for the school busses and who agreed to let the kids out of school? For a “partisan” civic lesson? Unbelievable. I have never heard of Obama pulling something like this.

Too funny that he called out for Joe the Plumber – and he wasn’t even there.

30 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Brother Meat Hussein

I am having a hard time taking your advice on feeding the you know what.

30 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

ADN sitting of Palin expose?
http://cajunboyinthecity.blogspot.com/2008/10/is-major-us-news-publication-sitting-on.html
“Now here it is almost a week later, mere days before one of the more monumental elections in our nation’s history, and the report has yet to emerge. In the meantime, I’ve received tips from other sources that seem to corroborate the very things that my original source told me. In addition, I’ve attempted to contact the publication in question for verification of the report’s mere existence and have yet to have an email or phone call returned. I have also spoken to reporters who have told me that they too had yet to receive even a verification or denial of the report’s existence. One mentioned to me in an email that they were flat out “stonewalling.”

He gives phone number to call ADN. Lets face it…this “news’ needs to come out before election, whatever it is. And as Cajun Boy asks what if they win?
Of course we are doing everything possible to make sure they don’t but, Bush stole TWO Elections!!!

30 10 2008
Cutegirl

I was a responder to Women Against Sarah Palin – wrote two letters. I got an email this a.m. from Lyra & Quinn, website founders, notifying me of the broadcast today. Tried to forward it to Rachel Maddow today but it didn’t work. Nearly 200,000 women is a terrific number.

30 10 2008
Road Runner

GUYS AND GALS!!

What the heck?

6% of the voters in Florida, who have already voted, haven’t decided who they will vote for. LA Times. Think these are in McLame’s age bracket?

30 10 2008
mwTHATONE40yrsAnchorage

After forwarding a piece from a friend in Ireland to the ADN they said they were not accepting any more unsolicited articles with any partisan bent so close to the election.
For what that’s worth.

30 10 2008
Wrangler Tractor in VA

knife pile palin – don’t worry, I realized after I hit submit comment that you didn’t mean any thing at all. But yes, the diagnosis is correct of DS for little Trig. Enjoy your beautiful Fall in the Ozarks. 🙂

Fawnskin – wow, 200 lined up at 8am for early voting. That.Is.Amazing!!

30 10 2008
Brother Meat Hussein

Grammy,
The important thing is that you do what you think is right.

30 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Brother Meat

No, you’re right, I don’t want a dialogue w/ “it” . . .

30 10 2008
ira2

Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin (10:46:23) :

Brother Meat Hussein

I am having a hard time taking your advice on feeding the you know what.

Me too, but as they say – you can’t feed ’em all. That’s why spaying and neutering grown trolls is so important.

30 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin (10:46:23) :

Fed or not, such things have been reported to the flinging authority, so all may soon be well in the Mudflats…

30 10 2008
Pam

I just wanted you to know that several people who post on newsvine(MSNBC) have suggested this site for info about Sarah Palin. Great job here. Keep up the fantastic work!!

30 10 2008
Whiskey Otter Hussein

I wrote to ADN and rec’d the following reply from Rich Mauer, Projects Editor:

“You’ve got to be kidding — do you think we’d ever be intimidated about publishing a story about a public figure? Have you been reading our publication on line? Please.

There is no such story behind withheld.”

He may have a point!🙂

30 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Thanks everyone – I am definitely not used to seeing that sort of “language” on this site – was chilling!

30 10 2008
Bobg

Ak da fool- I must disagree with you. I have stated in several posts that I am a lifelong Republican and I am also the same age as McCain. When Palin was announced as McCain’s VP pick I had never heard of her. I try to be an informed voter so I did a Internet search for information about her. Within 6 hours I knew enough to know that I definitely didn’t want this woman as my Vice-President. McCain’s age (my age) also influenced my decision to support Obama. I shudder to think that Palin could become President with the sudden death of McCain. Others on this site won’t discuss Palin’s apparent pregnancy coverup but I will; I’m not that nice. Please go to http://www.plaindeception.com. This is a Republican doctor and wife (midwife) that have created a website about the Palin pregnancy or non-pregnancy. It raises many serious questions that Palin could easily put to rest if she wanted. I thoughts are; if she would lie about this what else would she lie about?

30 10 2008
Rope Hoover Recoil Zoo Palin aka Misfit

Road Runner (10:16:13) :

Mayflower, maybe enough people will get so angry about the closer, they will rebel against McCain. As President he won’t allow the “World Series” to be delayed. Why is he closing streets to ordinary citizens?
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So his brother doesn’t have to call 911 because he is stuck in traffic….

30 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

@Sarjo Mullet Troll (10:28:32) :

Susie in Jersey (10:25:36) :

My Palin name is “Mullet Troll”…but I am not smelly… *checking*…Nope, not smelly!

~~

You’re not the smelly one. 🙂

30 10 2008
GJ in Idaho

I just love the web and Mudflats. I opened my email, got the notice from “Real Women”, then checked in here and am right now this moment listening to the women of american speak against SP as I type! Life is so amazing and so are all of you gals and guys!

I’ll be back to read and listen some more later, as now I’m going online to make calls to turn out the vote, via gotv2008. It’s so easy and fun. I’m working on turning out the vote in ID, but you can get a list for any state, on the Obama website. Spend as much or as littel time as you like. And do it right at home. Life is sweet and yes, We Can!
Later, all you wonderful mudpuppies!

30 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Anybody have RM email?
I think she needs to step in on this story.

30 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein 12 Point Lead..:)
30 10 2008
Soldotna Sue

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin (10:47:09) :

Some how I missed the beginning of this “story story.” What are you guys talking about?

30 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France
30 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

Breaking News!

According to a report just released by the RNC, Barack Obama is the real-life character Mark Watson from the 1986 film Soul Man starring C. Thomas Howell. In the movie as in real life the 100% Caucasian white male Watson (now known as Obama) exploits the institution of affirmative action by chemically transforming himself into a black man to earn admission to Harvard Law School. Watson decided to give himself a Muslim name- Barack Hussein Obama- to earn a joint PLO-IRI john McCain grant-funded scholarship.

30 10 2008
CO Almost Native

Bobg-
I understand where you are coming from; I was raised in Red Nebraska by Republican parents, and they would have been appalled by this campaign, and the party’s swing to the right. It’s not just Sarah Palin- well, it is her- but the tone, the lies, the old policies. I may be AARP, but I strongly believe the country need to move into the future.

I also believe that no one, no one, has the right to impose their religious beliefs on other who do no believe the same.

30 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin (10:57:45) :

If you’re referring to trolls and such and wanting AKM’s e-mail:
1) it’s already been reported to AKM, and
2) the e-mail can be found in the About Mudflats tab at the top of the page if needed in the future.

30 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

mwTHATONE40yrsAnchorage (10:48:05) :

After forwarding a piece from a friend in Ireland to the ADN they said they were not accepting any more unsolicited articles with any partisan bent so close to the election.
For what that’s worth.
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Well, this is the ONLY thing that makes sense about not releasing the story. BUT, I still think they have an obligation to print the truth about her – but only the TRUTH.

30 10 2008
Halcrow

Powerfully written…and articulately read.

Thanks for this link and topic, AKM.

30 10 2008
mayflower

Hi Cali & Soldotna!
Ok ladies, here’s the latest link:
http://cajunboyinthecity.blogspot.com/2008/10/adn-responds.html

Let me just say, it’s gotten kinda messy. I talked to the Sr. VP & Ed. at ADN today & he categorically denied that they have any ‘story’ they are sitting on re Palin. But follow that link for Cajun boy & hopefully you guys can catch up.

As for me, well, I’ve had the day off but haven’t gotten one darned thing done around here as I have been absolutely transfixed by Mudflats and this webathon & news etc. & now it’s time for school to let out, so I’m headed out to finish up some Halloween costume duties!

I’ll check back later!

30 10 2008
Lacy Lady

Too bad that we can’t round up enough money to have this on all the news outlets. They are truly women who have struggled for women’s rights. And to have Sarah running for VP , to tear down what has been achieved, is unexceptable. I don’t know if I can find the right words to describe a person like her. She has such a disorted view on everything democratic. I look at myself as an equal to my husband. I am an elderly woman who worked when it was not the popular thing to do. After World War II, women were told it was time to go back home—have kids, cook, and clean their house. But it was o.k. that they worked during the War in factories to keep the war going, while husbands and brothers went off to War. Well——we are NOT second class citizens. We are just as American as Apple Pie—and Proud to be Americans.
God bless all–God bless America!!

30 10 2008
Sandy Beach

Bobg posted a wrong url. It is http://www.palindeception.com. Audrey is married to a Republican doctor but the site is all by Audrey, midwife/lactation consultant, with occasional support from her husband. Be sure to click the Blog button, where all the discussion takes place.

This story has been out there for months. I’m sure AKM has known about it since the baby was born but has elected not to blog about it. If you are interested in learning more about and discussing the story, you might want to go over there rather than do it here where it seems off topic.

30 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Soldotna Sue (11:01:49) :

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin (10:47:09) :

Some how I missed the beginning of this “story story.” What are you guys talking about?
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I am talking about the story that Cajun Boy says ADN is witholding,Whiskey Otter Hussein (10:53:32) : wrote to them and that they deny any story…?
I want RM to investigate, let them tell her, there is nothing!
http://cajunboyinthecity.blogspot.com/2008/10/is-major-us-news-publication-sitting-on.html

30 10 2008
mayflower

Soldotna Sue (11:01:49) :
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin (10:47:09) :

Some how I missed the beginning of this “story story.” What are you guys talking about?

——–
Hopefully this won’t post twice — I just sent one & it didn’t go through, so here goes a 2nd time….

http://cajunboyinthecity.blogspot.com/2008/10/adn-responds.html

The above is the latest Cajun Boy stuff that started early this morning. It’s gotten a bit hairy. I talked to the Sr. VP & Editor of the ADN who categorically denied the story existed (after I sent a flurry of emails, you bet!). Anyway, if you guys follow the link above, hopefully it will catch you all up.

Also, on the post prior to this webathon, there was quite the conversation about the Cajun Boy stuff — you might want to read that if you have time.

Meanwhile, I haven’t been able to tear myself away today & get anything done around here, and it’s my day off! Now, school’s out & I must head out to take some kidlets to finish their Halloween costuming — yippee….

Will check back.

30 10 2008
mwTHATONE40yrsAnchorage

All I can find is:
If you have a question for Dr. Maddow call us at 212-871-8173
and
you might go to msnbc website and email them…

30 10 2008
mayflower

Soldotna Sue (11:01:49) :

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin (10:47:09) :

Hello ladies — I’ve tried to post a couple times now & it’s getting lost! Let’s try once more…

30 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein (10:42:50) :

@knife pile palin (10:35:48) :

I think the issue may be that there are other diagnoses that can look similar to Down’s Syndrome that are more likely to occur in younger mothers, particularly if they are suspected/known to be partiers. I have no clue if the diagnosis is confirmed, other than what SWWNBN has said. Additionally, since more women under 40 have babies than those over 40, there are more actual babies with DS born to younger women than to those over 40. It’s just that the percentage of DS babies to non-Ds babies is higher in older mothers
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true …..when I was a teen…….i had a friend ….a couple of years older…..that had a down baby……….

30 10 2008
CO Almost Native

Crust Scramble-

Thanks for the info on a new Margaret and Helen; I sent it to all of my not-voted-yet friends, as well as those who voted without thinking. I told the voted-wrong ones to go out and convince one person to vote for Obama to cancel out their vote. Do some good for once…

30 10 2008
mayflower

Ok, so that went through —

Soldotna Sue (11:01:49) :
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin (10:47:09) :

Cali: If you look at Cajun’s latest post & also the post on Mudflats from earlier this morning, there was quite a flurry of activity. I sent a flood of emails myself & then spoke to Pat Dougherty, the Senior VP & Editor of ADN (I also spoke to the communications director of McClatchy, ADN’s owner), who categorically denied the existence of any “Palin expose” Never did I mention a ‘Trig’ angle or “medical records” or anything. My emails simply said: “If you have any evidence of further deception/dishonesty on Palin’s behalf you owe it to the electorate…..”

Anyway, quite a busy day! Your idea of having Maddow check into the validity of a story is spot-on… Go, girl!

30 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

Troll is now sinking in the mud……..thanks AKM

30 10 2008
A Fan From Chicago

Re: Trig

Not to dampen anyone’s curiosity about getting to the bottom of this story but realistically, neither Maddow nor Olberman is likely to take it on at this point.

There are four days left till voting starts. They and their producers are booking guests, preparing for election night coverage, researching stories that they have come up with, doing interviews, appearing on other shows, etc.

It would basically be impossible for them to dive into this story cold at this point and accomplish anything in the short time left before Tuesday. The two sites that have been referenced have had people working on this almost non-stop for weeks and can’t prove anything yet.

I’m sure Keith and Rachel will do us proud in the next four days but don’t except them to take this one on.

30 10 2008
Lighthouse (Sport Grunt Hussein) CO

off topic, but I’m at work and way behind.

SMR:

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for posting the link to Cajunboy which referenced the “Who Would Jesus Vote For” blog!

It’s an excellent resource for those of us who are trying to combat the arguements from people who just can’t get past the abortion issue.

Thanks again!

30 10 2008
Bobg

Can anyone give me a quick summary of Palin’s medical records that were released early this week? I know they were released because she promised that they would be.

30 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Mudpup’s,

Andrew Sullivan of the Atlantic is covering SP Medical Records/Fake Baby in his blog today as well:

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/

Folks, all this will come out. Just wish sooner…

30 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

Update from the ADN–They now have this in their Alaska Politics Blog:

http://community.adn.com/adn/node/133634

30 10 2008
Lee

This is a wonderful idea. I am a woman, and could not ever vote for Palin.
We have already voted at our house.
Three votes for Obama/Biden.

It was a no brainer. The choice was obvious.

30 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Bobg (11:35:06) :

Ha, ha. And I have a lovely bridge to nowhere for sale…!

30 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Hey Marty in VA (and any other VA denizens who might be interested):

I just read on WaPo that both VA and MD are going to revert to paper ballots after this election. VA is going to do it gradually as the electronic machines wear out. It also said that in Fairfax they’ve been offering paper ballots to those who prefer them.

I’ve never had a problem with the electronic machines we have here, but it is troubling that there’s no paper trail, and hence no possibility for a manual recount.

30 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

I just saw the public denial from ADN…? I guess CB will have to reveal his sources?
B/c someone is lying here!
The truth will come out about Grifter spice, Truth will prevail, one way or another.
She & McLame will not win and she will come back to a mess of ethics complaints and possible legal issues, let the Ganes begin 8)

30 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Got this in an email froma fellow Dem:

PBS has an online poll posted asking if Sarah Palin is qualified. Apparently the right wing knew about this in advance and are flooding the voting with YES votes.
The poll will be reported on PBS and picked up by mainstream media. It can influence undecided voters in swing states.

Please do two things — takes 20 seconds.

1) Click on link and vote yourself.

Here’s the link: http://www.pbs.org/now/polls/poll-435.html

2) Then send this to every single Obama-Biden voter
you know, and urge them to vote and pass it on.

The last thing we need is PBS saying their viewers
think Sarah Palin is qualified.

30 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

OK I’m back…
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Goalie Sanka Palin in NM (11:37:06) :

Mudpup’s,

Andrew Sullivan of the Atlantic is covering SP Medical Records/Fake Baby in his blog today as well:

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/

Folks, all this will come out. Just wish sooner…
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@Goalie Sanka Palin in NM I followed this link thank you. While at the WSJ I saw the below comment posted by a Repug, under the story about Baracks, Infomercial last night.
Right on…
– — – – –

I watched Obama’s entire “commercial” and was extremely impressed .
I’m sick and tired of the same old nonsense.

It really is time for a change and you just get the feeling that Obama really wants to make a change for the better for working folks..the 95% of us.

It’s OUR turn for “bail out” for attention..to work to lower insurance premiums that the Health Insurance companies are always looking for reasons to raise rates and not cover anything.

This Republican has decided to give the guy a chance . He is a Family man that clearly loves and respects his wife and kids and wants the best for them and I believe he is sincere that he wants to give the working class a break..that he will actually work to that end..that’s why I will give Obama my vote

Comment by Dan M – October 30, 2008 at 1:39 pm

30 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2008/oct/30/election-voting-whitey-race

A (funny?) article in today’s Guardian from a Pennsylvanian.

30 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Ok…CB still stands my his source and story! Well, as I said Truth will prevail, we know Grifter spice is hiding ALOT, and it will come out.
http://cajunboyinthecity.blogspot.com/2008/10/adn-responds.html
I think its pretty awesome that ADN got emails from EVERYWHERE about this!
Hopefully someone who knows something will SPEAK!! 8)
(this is my fave smiley now)

30 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

@caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin,

When troopergate was happening on the 10th of October at the statehouse, I had e-mailed Cajun Boy a life feed. He mailed back saying that he was getting live text messages from a reporter friend who was sitting in the hallway.

So, I do believe he has a real source on the inside. He has made references to this individual many times.

Put this in the FWIW category.

30 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

New Thread UP

New Thread UP!!

30 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

I posted earlier when I first found this blog back when Palin was first announced.

Let’s use logic! Something that makes you go hmmmmm.

I am a mother of 4 children, each time I gave birth my labor got easier. When you have children, the less time you stay in labor! Palin had “5” children, and do you really think she would have stayed in labor that long? Ask any OB/GYN about the labor duration when a person give multiple births.

I know our bodies are different, but come on people!

I also breat fed my last child, and my breast got bigger, and they often got bigger when I didn’t pump the breast milk out.

Now, I am going to leave this along!

30 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Right on Amy, We don’t need any more bullies…

30 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein 12 Point Lead..:)

i sit down and get Barbielies..

god.. i will be so glad when this is over.

30 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Two points on the ADN story story, Cajun boy is reporting second hand that his friend, a reporter has a story the friend wants published in ADN. Both he and the friend may be so eager to get it published there that they overrate its actual reliability – whether there is hard documentation to support it or just assertions by individuals. If his friend had a really solid story simply wanted to get the story out there are many other alternative media routes, as Newsweek reporters found in breaking the Lewinsky story to the Drudge report.

The second point is: it’s important to remember that while MCCain will know he’s finished when he wakes up on Wednesday morning. SP will be waking to what she will see as a whole new world of opportunities. The people at ADN must be well aware of this and of the need to deal with her on her return. If they do sense there may be a story they may well want to hold it in reserve until it’s fully fleshed out and they really need it. At this late point in the campaign one more vice-presidential candidate story would only be icing on a very heavily loaded cake. On the other hand, it might have great importance in the soul-searching and decision making that Alaskans will be undertaking after the election when they have to deal with a totally reconfigured political landscape. Things will probably get pretty ugly just as Winter really sets in.

30 10 2008
ENOUGHwiththetrainwreck

just one of many things we need to remember about mccain/palin trainwreck: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/mccains-campaign-funding_b_108772.html

see link:
In the fall of 2007, McCain opted into the public financing system for the GOP primaries, which meant he’d later receive just over $5 million in public funds in exchange for agreeing to a fundraising limit of around $54 million for the entire primary process, which ends when he accepts the nomination at the Republican National Convention in September.

By late November, his campaign was practically broke, so McCain took out a pair of $1 million loans, using the public funds he would receive as collateral.

Cut to Super Tuesday, when McCain had the Republican nomination all but wrapped up. Suddenly, he didn’t want to be bound by that $54 million limit, so his campaign did a 180 and opted back out of the public financing system.

But as David Mason, the Republican-appointed chair of the FEC, has pointed out, you can’t just unilaterally opt out — especially after securing a loan based on having opted in. The response of the McCain campaign is quite simply to ignore Mason. And because the FEC currently lacks a quorum (thanks to stalling tactics by that human roadblock to reform, Mitch McConnell) that’s where things stand, pending a ruling on a lawsuit filed by the DNC.

30 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Hussein ProAmerican Goodwill Shopper Palin

Having spent 20+ years working with folks with a variety of disabilities, I can tell you that some syndromes are (partially) detectable, visually. It doesn’t tell the whole story, though. There is a certain look to Down Syndrome, often, but it still varies in degree. Everyone is different. Kids with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome also have a certain look (that is NOT at all similar to Trig’s look, from what I can see) and a few other syndromes, too. And while there are certainly behaviors that pregnant women can hurt their children with, there is no way to know if that’s the case without a LOT of medical history. And the doctors aren’t always so hot, either. Took quite a while before they admitted that autism was NOT the result of “cold, rejecting” mothers. I wouldn’t speculate about other folks’ children, in that regard.

30 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Hussein ProAmerican Goodwill Shopper Palin

You’re killin’ me, Big Al! A couple of your news flashes this morning and I almost fell off of my chair…

Anybody smell a new troll?
Smells like bologna?

Can any Christians tell me why killing Iraqis is OK? But women having total control over their own bodies and making their own medical decisions is not?
Just sayin’

And I’ll stop feeding ’em now. Sorry. Couldn’t resist.

30 10 2008
SE_Idaho_Reader

bolognasmoker (13:54:31) :

No, Sarah Palin is NOT just like Hillary.

You are right about one thing, however. Women have been fighting for the right to ascend to prominence, whether they are competent are not, just like men. And Sarah Palin has proven beyond any doubt that she’s just as incompetent as many men in politics.

The only reason women are making a point of speaking out against Sarah Palin is because John McCain thought that by picking a woman as his VP, he would automatically appeal to ALL women. That’s still the kind of foolishness that women must work to overcome.

30 10 2008
shell from Ohio

I’m just now getting to watch some of these letters being read…….I think this is incredible! Great points being made.

I totally forgot about the Obama ad that was running last night. I wish I had set the tivo. Anyway, I was able to see about 20 seconds of the end that was replayed on tv. Can I say I got goosebumps listening to him for those 20 seconds? Total inspiration and hope and a light at the end of the tunnel. I don;t get how so many don;t get it……

30 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

put the troll biscuits away.

and Goalie Sanka Palin in NM (11:37:06) : I can’t find this link… it doesn’t work.

30 10 2008
Ennealogic

Wow, the live video feed folks just read my e-mail! *dances*

30 10 2008
Sparky

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/

AKM: Speaking of mean Uncle Teddy, scroll down TPM’s page for more photos of his welcome home gala…can you spot yourself in one of the pics? Or were you at Begich’s shindig by that time?🙂

30 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

someone named Diana D gave a shout out to Mudflats!

30 10 2008
bolognasmoker

SC Strike Chipper Hussein ProAmerican Goodwill
Can any Christians tell me why killing Iraqis is OK? But women having total control over their own bodies and making their own medical decisions is not?
Just sayin’

the human body is a great gift from God and should be honored as such. Not just a shell that “you” can do anything you want with. Just think about it. And as far as Iraqis are concerned, I’m not sure how I feel about all that but I sure would like for women who think that Palin is the devil would have stand up and condemn the non-existance of a woman’s rights in Iraq. Just want you to be consistant.

30 10 2008
0whole1

The people involved in the women v palin videos may wish to archive any and all files for use again…in 2012.

30 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

I have a troll management question. What happens to trolls that post on mudflats? Do they just eventually slither away unfed or are they somehow blocked by AKM from posting?

30 10 2008
Marie (themom)

Thanks for this site info…I spent all 8 hours on there. It was an empowering program for women…especially having the opportunity to share the same opinions of a person SO not suited to have an elected potition.

30 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

bolognasmoker (14:56:31) :

And as far as Iraqis are concerned, I’m not sure how I feel about all that
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Why don’t you come back and preach when you ARE sure you feel about “all that”?




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