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OMG, Did You Hear What Sarah Palin Said?

I only wish I’d said it (and I probably will):

“Well, if I were in charge,” she continued, as the audience erupted in applause at the prospect, “they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.”

And then:

Elsewhere in her speech, she called the idea of gun-free zones as ‘stupid on steroids’ and dismissed the idea of gun stores being linked to crime.

‘Gun stores are an accomplice to crime – and that fork made me fat,’ she said.

Even:

‘Look, if you control oil, you control an economy,’ she said. ‘If you control money, you control commerce. But if you control arms, you control the people and that is what they’re trying.’

Oh boy, she’s going to catch it for that! What will she say next?

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Crazy b-word, she just might!

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Dying for Microsoft

Lefties are telling us all the time that the rich have too much influence in politics.

Damned if they’re not right:

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Would you trust you innards to this man?

[I]n a Rolling Stone interview, Bill Gates joins the chorus. He says–like bioethicist Daniel Callahan–that we have to be careful about making technological improvements in medicine because we won’t want to make them available to all. From the interview:

G:…If you accelerate certain things but aren’t careful about whether you want to make those innovations available to everyone, then you’re intensifying the cost in such a way that you’ll overwhelm all the resources.

RS: Like million-dollar chemotherapy treatments.

G: Yeah, or organ transplants for people in their seventies from new artificial organs being grown. There is a lot of medical technology for which, unless you can make judgments about who should buy it, you will have to invade other government functions to find the money. Joint replacement is another example. There are four or five of these innovations down the pipe that are huge, huge things.

RS: Yeah, but when people start talking about these issues, we start hearing loaded phrases like “death panels” and suggestions that government bureaucrats are going to decide when it’s time to pull the plug on Grandma.

G: The idea that there aren’t trade-offs is an outrageous thing. Most countries know that there are trade-offs, but here, we manage to have the notion that there aren’t any. So that’s unfortunate, to not have people think, “Hey, there are finite resources here.”

Says the world’s richest man.

Bill Gates is a smart guy; I knew he’d catch up with Sarah Palin on death panels eventually. Now, if only Barak Obama could match her on Ukraine.

But let’s look at his argument. Seventy-year-olds shouldn’t get organ replacements—those should go to… whom exactly? How many twenty-year-olds need new livers? Some, of course, but why rule out a class of people who through no fault of their own might need a replacement part after decades of honest living? Merely because they committed the crime of outliving their “usefulness”. We already make these tough decisions based on strict medical criteria, so what is he proposing to change, and why? Disturbing.

And how “limited” are our resources? Bill Gates himself could probably pay for everyone in the country to swap corneas, kidneys, bangers and mash, you name it, with each other—and then swap ‘em back! He chooses to waste his millions on clean drinking water for Africans instead. His money, his choice, God bless him, and I’m not serious (you Lefty haters) about it being a waste. But if Bill and Melinda Gates wanted to develop an organ bank, it would be the J.P. Morgan/Citigroup/Barclay’s of organ banks, with rows upon rows of hearts, lungs, and other offal on ice in massive sterile warehouses under bright fluorescent lights. They’d be growing new vitals like Colorado pot farmers grow weed.

And what of our government? Bill Gates is a pauper compared to the resources Obama can throw around (with a pen and a phone). Why are we extending unemployment benefits to people for a third year when grandma’s heart is giving out? EBT cards for scratch tickets, but little frail Johnny can’t get the liver he so desperately needs. Golf vacations in Florida, skiing jaunts in Aspen (separate and simultaneous), but no new lungs for sweet, adorable Maria, the first-generation daughter of hard working Guatemalan immigrants?

Bill Gates is asking us to trust government with these decisions? The people who brought us Lois Lerner?

It may be too late, America, but I don’t think so. We have walked to the brink and seen the abyss. It’s time to step back.


Spare me the sob story, and I’ll spare you the surgery.

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Sarah Palin Called The Fact That Putin Would Invade Ukraine And Obama Would Be Too Lame To Stop Him

I wonder what Katie Couric is thinking?

Sarah Palin may be having a bragging rights moment.

In 2008, when she was the GOP vice presidential nominee, Palin questioned in a speech whether then-Sen. Barack Obama would have the foreign policy credentials to handle a scenario in which Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine.

“After the Russian army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence – the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next,” she said in Reno, Nevada on October 21, 2008.

The former Alaska governor was happy to highlight her prediction on Friday and scold those who criticized her 2008 comments.

“Yes, I could see this one from Alaska,” she said on Facebook. That remark was a reference to a 2008 interview in which Palin argued that Alaska’s proximity to Russia helped boost her foreign policy experience.

Saturday Night Live parodied her remarks in a now-famous sketch with Tina Fey, who played Palin on the show, saying “I can see Russia from my house.”

On Facebook, Palin continued to explain how she anticipated a growing crisis between Russia and Ukraine, where there has now been an uncontested arrival of Russian military forces by air at a Russian base in Ukraine’s Crimea region. They are believed to be Russian land forces, according to a U.S. assessment.

Political tension grows in Ukraine’s Crimea region

“I’m usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did, despite my accurate prediction being derided as ‘an extremely far-fetched scenario’ by the ‘high-brow’ Foreign Policy magazine.”

Democrats are so dumb.

- Aggie

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Happy Birthday, Sarah!

And if you need someone to jump out of a cake or sing a breathy version of Happy Birthday, I’m available.

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He’s Sorry He Fantasized About Voiding His Bowels in Sarah Palin’s Mouth

[Very, very sorry. Really. Just devastated.]

Apparently, a host no one’s ever heard of on a network no one watches said something unspeakably crude. Did he make a sound?

Former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) punched her way back into the news this week by invoking slavery in remarks about American public debt, then doubling down on the remarks in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. On Friday afternoon’s Martin Bashir program on MSNBC, host Martin Bashir delivered a scathing attack on Palin, while attempting to contextualize the horror of slavery for her by detailing some of the cruelty recorded in the diary of Thomas Thistlewood, a British overseer at a Jamaican sugar plantation. Bashir concluded his commentary by suggesting Palin is deserving of the same treatment.

“In 1756, he records that a slave named Darby ‘catched eating kanes had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, s-h-i-t in his mouth.’”

“This became known as ‘Darby’s Dose,’ a punishment invented by Thistlewood that spoke only of inhumanity. And he mentions a similar incident in 1756, his time in relation to a man he refers to as Punch. ‘Flogged punch well, and then washed and rubbed salt pickle, lime juice and bird pepper, made Negro Joe piss in his eyes and mouth,’” Bashir recited.

“I could go on, but you get the point,” Bashir said, concluding “When Mrs. Palin invokes slavery, she doesn’t just prove her rank ignorance. She confirms if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, she would be the outstanding candidate.”

And you’d pay money to watch, wouldn’t you Martin? To be honest, I’m not that upset with him. He’s just an annoying brat looking for attention. But who’s the adult at MSNBC? Who’s there to teach the little ones what’s inappropriate, and disciplines them when they’re bad?

Chris Matthews?

TOM MCGRATH, PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE EDITOR: Two days after Election Day, Chris Christie has crushed his opponent. Is he gonna be the Republican…

CHRIS MATTHEWS: The one I feel for is his wife.

[Laughter from the crowd]

MCGRATH: Why’s that?

MATTHEWS: Did you just say, “crush?” I mean, use your imagination.

Too bad Keith Olbermann‘s gone. He was always known for his sober, rational opinions:

KEITH OLBRMANN: Runner up, Michelle Malkin.

… total mindless, morally bankrupt, knee-jerk, fascistic hatred, without which Michelle Malkin would just be a big mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it.

Does this sort of speech really belong in the marketplace of ideas? I don’t want government censorship, but a little self-censorship—call it dignity or class if you prefer—wouldn’t hurt anybody. This does.

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She’s a W-O-M-A-N

As the old commercial put it:

She can bring home the bacon,
Fry it up in a pan,
And never let you forget you’re a man…

Sarah Palin · 3,885,434 like this
Yesterday at 1:10am

President Obama flew in to Boston today to deliver another “ShamWow”-style infomercial for Obamacare, and it went about as well as his entourage’s snarled traffic debacle in Beantown.

As millions of Americans are being kicked off their desired insurance plans and seeing their premiums skyrocket, the President had a lot of ‘splaining to do today. For starters we anticipated a Presidential apology for lying to Americans repeatedly when he promised things like, “If you like your current health care plan, you can keep it.” Make no mistake, he knew he was lying when he said that. And make no further mistake, after five years of false Obama claims, no one should actually expect contrition on this administration’s part.

Bloomberg reports that in June of 2010, the administration knew millions would be kicked off existing healthcare plans due to Obamacare; but President Obama continued to knowingly deceive the American people with repeated claims that if we liked our current plan we could keep it.

So, finally busted, did the President apologize? Was remorse and sympathy shown for Americans who now can’t afford health insurance thanks to Obamacare? Nope. He instead informed us that Americans who receive cancellation notices have been on “substandard” plans supplied by “bad apple” insurers. That’s right. Obama didn’t lie to you when he said, “if you like your plan, you can keep it.” Why? Because, you sillies, you DIDN’T REALLY like the plan you chose for yourselves! No arguing. Barack Obama knows best and he’ll tell you whether you actually liked your insurance plan or not. If you’re an elderly bachelor, your old plan was clearly “substandard” because it didn’t offer maternity care. What’s that you say? You don’t need maternity care? Well, according to the President today, he says you do, and any insurance plan that doesn’t offer it is a “junk” plan provided by a “bad apple” insurer.

But don’t worry, the President also promised that only “rich” people making $250,000 or more will see their premium costs rise. This lie is so appalling and so easily debunked that the brazenness with which he made it is simply breathtaking. But who will hold him accountable for it? Media, you know I love you… so let me help you save your hide with the American public by suggesting you fact-check that.

Kicking ass.

Of course, she’s not the first to make the comparison:

PS: Not only does she bring home the bacon, she shoots it and field dresses it too!

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Mama Grizzly

Any questions?

Sarah Palin found a novel way to turn down an interview request from Piers Morgan on Friday, posting a picture on Facebook of a bear she had shot dead and a note saying she was busy.

The former Alaska governor thanked chat show host Morgan for inviting her on his ‘shambolic show’ but added she was ‘kind of busy right now’.

The Facebook message, which had been liked by nearly 3,000 of Palin’s supporters within two hours of it being posted, is part of an online spat between the pair after Morgan poked fun at her intellect.

Earlier in the week the host of Piers Morgan Live tweeted ‘And she’s back’ and linked to a satirical article from the Daily Currant claiming Palin believed Jesus had celebrated Easter.

According to conservative website Breitbart, Morgan was ‘gleefully tweeting out a Currant story attacking Sarah Palin, without noting that the story was untrue’.

Palin linked to the Breitbart article and, in another twist of the knife, added in her Facebook message: ‘And to all our British friends: we ask, what did your friends across the pond ever do to you to deserve your Piers?’

He was run out of Britain, dear Sarah. Private Eye doesn’t call him “Piers Moron” for nothing.

But the rest of CNN is taking notice too:

After laying low for much of this year, Palin is gingerly stepping back into the public arena with a national book tour, a trip to the always-important political state of Iowa, and an eye on making yet another series of splashy endorsements in a variety of competitive Republican primaries.

Five years after rocketing from Alaska obscurity to worldwide fame, Palin wants to be a political player in 2014.

Which raises the question: Does she still matter?

“She is the most important endorsement in Republican politics today, by far,” said Sal Russo, a Republican consultant who co-founded the Tea Party Express, a group that has booked Palin to speak at numerous public events dating back to the 2010 midterm cycle. “She can move the needle in a primary more than anyone else can.”

I would dispute the notion that she ever went away. Her Facebook page, from which she has tweaked and taunted President Obama, has 3,868,725 likes. I’m not on Facebook, but you can add me in there too.

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Allah Will Not Be Mocked

Sarah Palin teased President Obama and his—let’s be honest—imbecilic policy toward Syria:

So we’re bombing Syria because Syria is bombing Syria? And I’m the idiot?

As I said before, if we are dangerously uncertain of the outcome and are led into war by a Commander-in-chief who can’t recognize that this conflict is pitting Islamic extremists against an authoritarian regime with both sides shouting “Allah Akbar” at each other, then let Allah sort it out.

Outrage ensued:

She could’ve easily translated “Allah Akbar” into English, noting that the combatants were screaming, “God is great.” Or as Sen. John McCain remarked Tuesday on Fox News, “Allah Akbar” is no different than an American Christian saying, “Thank God.”

But Palin went with the Arabic. Why? Because I think deep down she loves the language. And I bet Palin knows even more Arabic words such as humus, falafel and possibly babaganoush.

Oy. I’m already regretting this. What are the odds that this guy has a point? (And did John McCain really say that?)

But my cynical side tells me that Palin was just trying to use inflammatory language to get attention. (I know what you’re saying: “No, our Sarah Palin would never do that.”)

But let’s not forget what Palin said about President Barack Obama’s comments on Libya: “Obama’s shuck and jive shtick with these Benghazi lies must end.” Palin was roundly criticized for using “shuck and jive,” which is a term dating back to 1870s and was originally a “Southern ‘Negro’ expression for clowning, lying, pretense.”

Palin denied she was being racially insensitive in using that phrase. Was it just an inadvertent slip or a ploy to draw media coverage?

So what’s the genesis of Palin’s statement, “Let Allah Sort them out”?

Genesis? That’s the first book of the Holy Bible! One-fifth of the Pentateuch!! How dare this Mohammedan (if he is one) defile two great faiths by taking in vain the story of G-d’s creation of the universe?

See how tiresome this can get?

In the future, if Sarah Palin is going to show off her Arabic vocabulary, it’s my hope that she doesn’t use it to encourage the world to turn a blind eye as innocent people are butchered.

Instead, she might use an Arabic word such as “salaam,” which means “peace,” and encourages people to support a policy that brings an end to the fighting. After all, peace means the same thing in every language.

Oh, I think Sarah Palin knows the word, or at least its Hebrew equivalent, “shalom”.

But she can be forgiven, I think, for being confused by the president’s (and this writer’s) pursuit of salaam via the contrails of a barrage of cruise missiles.

Just as I have to confess confusion by the writer’s evident ignorance that the “butchery” of “innocent people” is by Muslims on Muslims. In Syria, and in too many other countries to list here. And he’s upset with Sarah Palin? Such fatuousness practically makes him an accessory to after the fact!

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Touché

“So we’re bombing Syria because Syria is bombing Syria? And I’m the idiot?
Sarah Palin

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Death by Health Care

Story’s a couple of days old, but it’s never too late to gloat about being right.

Also, it’s great to share an insight with the greats Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin:

RUSH: Kathleen Sebelius, have you heard about this? There’s a little girl in Pennsylvania who is being denied a lung transplant because she’s 10 years old.

I lit a cigar in honor of Sarah Palin right as the program began. Death panels. Just exactly what Sarah Palin said, exactly what we all knew. Obamacare establishes death panels, and right now Sebelius is it. And that’s what Obamacare says. I don’t know how many times it says it in there, but the phrase “as the secretary shall determine,” meaning the secretary of Health and Human Services. Well, Sebelius is determined a 10-year-old doesn’t get the lung. She doesn’t get a lung transplant ’cause she is 10 years old, and you have to be 12 to get a lung transplant under the current regulations.

Her congressman has begged Sebelius to waive the regulation, but she has refused. The congressman’s a Republican. Of course Sebelius would refuse. But I remember how people laughed. I remember how the media said, “Ah, you Republicans, ah, you conservatives, you’re just over the top. There aren’t any death panels. What are you talking about?” Look, I’m not even gonna sit here and say that Sebelius is wrong not to not intervene, but they’re death panels. The government’s making the decision who lives and dies. That’s what Obamacare is.

Things have changed in the last day or so. A judge ordered the Lord High Exectionatrix to add the little moppet to the list, even if she may not live to receive the lungs, declaring:

… keeping the girl off the list was discriminatory and that by failing to make an exception in this case, Ms. Sebelius was failing “to protect the very few children nationally who are subject to” the law…

Just so.

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Howlin’ Arlen

Back off Arlen, she’s mine:

Former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter has a new memoir on the way and let’s just say he is giving us way too much information about his feelings.

For example, in one steamy passage on page 156, he recalls riding on Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) campaign bus in 2008 with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.

“We were sitting virtually knee to knee in the cramped bus,” he writes. ”She radiated sensuality. Her skirt rode above her knees — not exactly short, but close.”

I think that’s how she would describe the bulge in your trousers, Senator. Is there a single less attractive figure you can think of to admire your knees than Arlen Specter? One not named Kucinich, I mean?

I hope Sarah carries a can of mace in her purse.

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Tou-[bleeping]-ché

Why don’t you try WAsilla 6-5000?

Dear President Obama,

You don’t know my telephone number, but I hope your staff is busy trying to find it. Ever since you called Sandra Fluke after Rush Limbaugh called her a slut, I figured I might be next. You explained to reporters you called her because you were thinking of your two daughters, Malia and Sasha. After all, you didn’t want them to think it was okay for men to treat them that way:

“One of the things I want them to do as they get older is engage in issues they care about, even ones I may not agree with them on,” you said. “I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way. And I don’t want them attacked or called horrible names because they’re being good citizens.”

And I totally agree your kids should be able to speak their minds and engage the culture. I look forward to seeing what good things Malia and Sasha end up doing with their lives.

But here’s why I’m a little surprised my phone hasn’t rung. Your $1,000,000 donor Bill Maher has said reprehensible things about my family. He’s made fun of my brother because of his Down’s Syndrome. He’s said I was “f—-d so hard a baby fell out.” (In a classy move, he did this while his producers put up the cover of my book, which tells about the forgiveness and redemption I’ve found in God after my past – very public — mistakes.)

If Maher talked about Malia and Sasha that way, you’d return his dirty money and the Secret Service would probably have to restrain you. After all, I’ve always felt you understood my plight more than most because your mom was a teenager. That’s why you stood up for me when you were campaigning against Sen. McCain and my mom — you said vicious attacks on me should be off limits.

That’s Bristol Palin, if you couldn’t tell, showing some of the spunk and classiness that run in her family. She goes on to say that she really doesn’t expect him to return the money, but she does say what should be said: that demeaning language and repugnant behavior aren’t excused because you’re a liberal, much less a rich, donating liberal.

BTW, not to excuse Rush, but “slut” and “prostitute” are nothing—less than nothing—compared to what Maher has said of the Palin women (some of which I’m hearing only for the first time). Yet which is the media talking about?

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