Saturday, September 06, 2008

Lady Palin does not wish to receive callers at this time 

Lady Palin has grown weary of your attentions.

"Palin won't submit to a formal interview anytime soon. She may take some questions from local news entities in Alaska, but until she's ready -- and until she's comfortable -- which might not be for a long while -- the media will have to wait."

The droll wooings and callings of the media bon vivants:
Palin Media Avoidance Watch, Day Seven
September 05, 2008

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was named to the Republican ticket one week ago, and she has yet to answer questions from reporters.


Time magazine's Jay Carney tried to get McCain spox Nicolle Wallace to answer this question the other night.

Carney: We know now that Sarah Palin can give one hell of a speech, she’s a natural, and that’s no mean feat. We don’t know yet, and we won’t know until you guys allow her to take questions, you know, can she answer tough questions about domestic policy, foreign policy –

Wallace: Wait, wait. Questions from who? From him, from you? Who cares? No offense, but –

When a lady does not wish to receive callers she instructs the servant to say that she is engaged, or "not at home," which may mean the same thing. If there is any one or more whom she makes an exception, she mentions the fact to the servant. [1]

UPDATE: McCain campaign spox Jill Hazelbaker emails to say "of course" Palin will do interviews and press conferences. On the other hand, our friend Marc Ambinder at The Atlantic reports that a senior McCain campaign official tells him that "Palin won't submit to a formal interview anytime soon. She may take some questions from local news entities in Alaska, but until she's ready -- and until she's comfortable -- which might not be for a long while -- the media will have to wait."

If any visitor is once admitted into the house it is the duty of the lady to see the person. Accordingly, if a lady wishes to be "not at home" to anybody, she must be careful to inform the servant before the visitor arrives. But a well bred-lady ought to endeavor to receive whoever arrives, and whenever, so far as she reasonably can. If calling, you should not hesitate to depart at once, when informed that the lady of the house is engaged. No matter how intimate you may be with her, to parlay with the servant, and insist that she will certainly see you, is the height of ill manners. [1]

The campaign believes it can effectively deal with the media's complaints, and their on-the-record response to all this will be: 'Sarah Palin needs to spend time with the voters.' Not out of the question are appearances on lighter, fluffier television shows. But -- not for a while."

"While receiving callers a lady should lay aside her work, unless urged by her guests not to do so; in which case, she may pursue some light [fluffier] employment which does not demand too much attention" [1]


[1] - Rules of Etiquette & Home Culture: Or, What to Do & how to Do it Published by Rand, McNally & co., 1889.


SBL Community Open Thread 

I want some rain.

Ok, your turn.


Thursday, September 04, 2008

Nasty, Brutish and Smug - and - The Rise of the Palindrones 

Same old Grand Old Party.

Expect a fleshy body wave of newly hatched zombie lies to stumble from the fever swamps of the Republican Convention in St Paul. Each one accompanied by a smug Palindrone media pundit grinning like a fat oil man with a belly full of baked Alaska and Christmas pudding.

[above photo: Republican convention attendee at lower left prepares to drill for natural resources on her own property.]

Joe Klein (TIME) got it right this time:
...it is important for the public to know that Palin raised taxes as governor, supported the Bridge to Nowhere before she opposed it, pursued pork-barrel projects as mayor, tried to ban books at the local library and thinks the war in Iraq is "a task from God." The attempts by the McCain campaign to bully us into not reporting such things are not only stupidly aggressive, but unprofessional in the extreme.

Pit Bull with Lipstick. Palin, your classic corporate boardroom barracuda. And a smooth talking professional liar too. If I hadn't know otherwise I would have sworn I was listening to Rudy Giuliani, in drag, delivering the VP nomination speech. She's a perfect fit for the Republican party. Fits to the T.

Bridge to No-wear

And speaking of T's... here's Palin in 2006 displaying a t-shirt advertising the Bridge To Nowhere. The same Bridge to Nowhere that she claims she opposed:

“Palin said Alaska’s congressional delegation worked hard to obtain funding for the bridge as part of a package deal and that she ‘would not stand in the way of the progress toward that bridge.'” - Ketchikan Daily News 9/2006

Sarah lipstick on a fish McSame. She's just more of the Bu$h/Cheney/McSame. Four more years of the same stinking fish rotting from the same stinking head. Same old same old anyway you turn it.


The Jet to Nowhere

"That luxury jet was over the top. I put it on eBay." - Sarah Palin.

Anchorage Daily News:
The state has tried selling its unwanted jet online four times and failed. So last week, the Palin administration signed a contract with an Anchorage aircraft broker who thinks he can succeed where eBay couldn't. The eBay thing didn't work out very well, said Dan Spencer, director of administrative services for the Department of Public Safety. He's the person charged with trying to get rid of the infamous Westwind II.

The administration made a deal last week with Turbo North Aviation, promising the broker a 1.49 percent cut of the selling price.

Didn't work out very well did it. Well, chalk it up to "executive experience". Palin should fit right in with the last eight years of "executive experience". That hasn't worked out very well either.

To be fair, Senator McCain has no executive experience (aside from commanding a mavericky backyard baby-back BBQ smokeout with rustic small town tire swing media sway in tow). John McCain has never been the Mayor of a town with enough people in it to draw a NAHL Junior A League Hockey team or a Gov... and doesn't even know how to use a friggin' god damed computer... let alone know how to try to sell Cindy's beer jet and 7-8-9-10 houses online at the worlds largest yard sale. So maybe the Maverick ticket should read Palin/McCain. Yes? Or, wait no... Palin/Huckabee! Yes, that's the ticket! Sooper-double reverse mavericky flip out! Whoo-hoo!

Afterall, Gov Mike Huckabee knows how to fry dead squirrels in a popcorn popper and Mayor/Gov Sarah Palin knows how to field dress a dead cow Moose. That's a whole lotta tasty 'sperience.

Moose and Squirrel 2008 2012 16...sooner or later. Whatever. Praise. Let us eat.


Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Sarah Palin's Veto Pen 

Washington Post:
Palin Slashed Funding to Help Teen Moms
By Paul Kane

ST. PAUL -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee who revealed Monday that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant, earlier this year used her line-item veto to slash funding for a state program benefiting teen mothers in need of a place to live.

After the legislature passed a spending bill in April, Palin went through the measure reducing and eliminating funds for programs she opposed. Inking her initials on the legislation -- "SP" -- Palin reduced funding for Covenant House Alaska by more than 20 percent, cutting funds from $5 million to $3.9 million. Covenant House is a mix of programs and shelters for troubled youths, including Passage House, which is a transitional home for teenage mothers.

According to Passage House's web site, its purpose is to provide "young mothers a place to live with their babies for up to eighteen months while they gain the necessary skills and resources to change their lives" and help teen moms "become productive, successful, independent adults who create and provide a stable environment for themselves and their families."


Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Sarah Palin on War in Iraq: what-ever! 

Don't know much about history...don't know much about the I-Rakeee.... but i do know that if you vote for meeee... what a wonderful career move it will beeeee. For me.

"I'm not here to judge the idea of withdrawing, or the timeline," she said in a teleconference interview with reporters during a July 2007 visit with Alaska National Guard troops stationed in Kuwait. "I'm not going to judge even the surge. I'm here to find out what Alaskans need of me as their governor."

That's a little weird, since Fort Richardson, near Anchorage, has dispatched countless soldiers to Iraq, including many who did not make it back.

But, but, the Rooskies have not breached the Unimak Pass, overrun Bristol Bay Borough, and turned Ugashik into a soviet beet farm, during Sarah Palin's gritty command.

Yay! The tiara, please.


Monday, September 01, 2008

SBL end times thread 


[update] Via dday at Hullabaloo:
The members of the Council for National Policy are the hidden hand behind McCain's Palin pick. With her selection, the Republican nominee is suddenly -- and unexpectedly -- assured of the support of a movement that once opposed his candidacy with all its might. Case in point: while Dobson once said he could "never" vote for McCain, he issued a statement last week hailing Palin as an "outstanding" choice. If Dobson's enthusiasm for Palin is any indication, he may soon emerge from his bunker in Colorado Springs to endorse McCain, providing the Republican nominee with the grassroots support of the Christian right's single most influential figure

There ya have it.

The Christian Reconstructionist undertow:
James Dobson & Reconstructionist Politics:

Now that the Christian Coalition has faded into relative irrelevancy, James Dobson and his Focus on the Family are the most powerful forces in the Christian Right. In 1996, James Dobson endorsed Howard Phillips for president. Phillips was running for the U.S. Taxpayers Party, the political arm of Christian Reconstructionism. Focus on the Family sells and endorses A New World View, a Reconstructionist book co-written by Gary DeMar.

dominium ~ dominus ~ tyrannia (April 2005)

One Nation Under Biblical Law:
Christians have an obligation, a mandate, a commission, a holy responsibility to reclaim the land for Jesus Christ -- to have dominion in civil structures, just as in every other aspect of life and godliness. But it is dominion we are after. Not just a voice. It is dominion we are after. Not just influence. It is dominion we are after. Not just equal time. It is dominion we are after.

World conquest. That's what Christ has commissioned us to accomplish. We must win the world with the power of the Gospel. And we must never settle for anything less... Thus, Christian politics has as its primary intent the conquest of the land -- of men, families, institutions, bureaucracies, courts, and governments for the Kingdom of Christ. ~ George Grant, former Executive Director of Coral Ridge Ministries, The Changing of the Guard, Biblical Principles for Political Action; pages 50-51.


Eagle Forum/Alaska:
The following questionnaire was sent to all candidates for Governor with their responses listed in the order we received them.


11. Are you offended by the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not?

Answer (SP is Sarah Palin):
SP: Not on your life. If it was good enough for the founding fathers, its good enough for me and I’ll fight in defense of our Pledge of Allegiance.

That's right, "the founding fathers" in this case being the Knights of Columbus and President Eisenhower.

The Pledge in its original form was written in 1892. The "Under God" phrase (which isn't in the original Pledge) was lifted from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and officially adopted in 1954.

See Pledge history / Wiki entry

next Question: Which founding father was responsible for placing a Gideon Bible in every motel room in the country?

a) - George Washington
b) - Johnny Appleseed
c) - Johnathan Edwards
d) - Admiral Anthony Nelson Doubleday


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