Surprise Guest Poster–THOUGHTFUL and REASONED Dissent

Cross posted from Miss Beth’s Victory Dance here.

Ladies
and Gentlemen, this is a first for Miss Beth. I’m not known for
allowing dissent to my views in general–after all, this is my blog and
I’ll rant as I like.

However, I have a very dear friend, well
educated, articulate (heckuva computer whiz as well) who is absolutely
true-blue American to the core. We do have occasional disagreements on
some issues, but nothing explosive because we are comfortable in our
disagreements and can conduct ourselves in an adult fashion, we can
have a rousing good discussion and learn from each other. To that end,
I am more than willing to give her “dissent time” and ask you to really
read what she has to say–this isn’t just talking points, and she’s not
a fringe lunatic. THIS is how different view points should be
presented–and hopefully learned from. Hopefully, too, my friend will
allow her dissent to be presented here regularly.

By the way,
did I mention she lived in Alaska for awhile, so she has some actual
“working knowledge” we (or at least I) don’t have on the issue of Gov.
Palin? She has a better working knowledge of the actualities; unlike
most people who can claim to have lived in Alaska during that relevant
time, I know she actually did. She has the credibility, whereas people
in a comment thread lose that credibility simply from anonymity.

To that end, I present my friend, Sadie Adams.

September 2, 2008 – Tuesday Sarah Palin is the noose around McCain’s political neck: AKA Insult Me Some More ’08

I
am smack dab in the middle of the demographic of middle-class,
educated, independent-minded women that the Republicans (and Democrats)
currently seek to court. And in response to their mistaken impression
that the Hillary-loving masses have been slapped in the ass hard enough
by the Obama-gods that these intelligent though oft-times vocally rabid
voting women will about-face and turn their votes to the “dark side” in
response to Hill’s failure to win the nomination, the Republican
“smarty-pants” have brought inexperienced, backwoods, Alaska Governor
Sarah Palin to the ticket to fight the conservative fight alongside our
infamous Arizona political maverick, John McCain? I, for one, am
insulted. A vice-presidential candidate has never been a “make it or
break it” deal for me, but the spit in the eye of what seems to be the
“spoonful of sugar” to help the stale old Republican political
“medicine go down”, is utterly disgusting to me.

Now don’t get
me wrong… I am not on the front lines of the Democratic Party’s
political battle. I am not one to be counted among the flock of
Kool-aid drinkin’ Obama lovin’ sheep. Even as eloquently as he spoke
during his recent nomination acceptance speech at the DNC convention in
Denver, I will never vote for Barack Hussein Obama (AKA “God/Allah’s
Answer to All Our Prayers”). His communist/socialistic tendencies are
all too reminiscent of the early rantings from our island
neighbor/dictator to the south, Fidel Castro, for my taste. Couple this
with Obama’s rise from relative political and managerial Nowhere-land,
I can’t stomach the idea of this radically liberal “poster boy for
change” leading the American people, like Moses from the Bible stories,
out of wandering from the desert of despair which has come to exist on
the social, moral, legal, and economic landscape of today’s American
society. But Sarah Palin as our country’s wingman to the president,
face of American women, ambassador to the world, leader of our
legislative branch?! Are you freakin’ kidding me?!

Sarah Palin
is proclaimed to be a skilled moose hunter and avid ice-fisherwoman.
She is the high-school sweetheart wife to a “superstar” Alaskan
snow-mobiler and a loving mother of five children: ranging from an
adult son serving honorably in our military to a 4 month old newborn
afflicted with Down’s Syndrome. I have to admit she isn’t all that hard
on the eyes and I’ll be damned if she doesn’t look like she just walked
off the set having nabbed the role of some “Hot For Teacher” babe in an
80s rock music video. But does Sarah Palin’s résumé really do well to
balance out the Republican argument against Obama’s obvious lack of
solid and proven experience to qualify himself to lead our nation,
which has always been McCain’s ringer retort?

Even Obama was
smart enough to go along with the DNC money-wielding politicos to pick
a VP candidate with experience. Joe Biden got his start in Washington
politics while Obama was probably still a pimple-popping, wave-surfing,
binge-drinking, pot-smoking preteen back in Hawaii (even if it does
scream “bullshit!” at his own “time for change” mantra). And so, the
RNC’s response is what?! Our 70-something year-old straight-talking and
venerated war hero is paired up with the gun-toting beauty queen with
heart of gold and a redneck brood of kids to go with it. I’ll bet the
National Enquirer is standing in the streets of the town of Wasilla (a
small town, east of Anchorage – population approximately 8500 – where,
as mayor, Palin “cut her teeth on the political polls” before becoming
governor) just drooling at the chance to pay a measly $10,000 to the
first toothless wonder in exchange for any viable yet juicy tidbit
about the virtually unknown Sarah “Annie Oakley” Palin.

Sarah
Palin, though seemingly a well-rounded and well-spoken “All American
Girl” from what little us “Lower 48-ers” know and have heard from her,
is NOT my idea of a viable and experienced running mate to ANY
candidate for president, regardless of party affiliation, nor should
she be slated to be considered the voice of the intelligent,
middle-class American woman.

I, too, lived in the Last Frontier
for a time myself. After driving over 4,000 miles of treacherous road
from my home in Arizona, I lived in Alaska long enough:
– to earn a
decent wage, making nearly double in one year than I had in the
previous year in Arizona doing the same job, and pay off some bills,
even despite the increased cost of living;
– to take out a fishing
pole and troll for salmon with my two daughters in a small boat along
the glacial silt-filled rivers and fjords, surrounded by majestic
snow-capped mountains;
– to wonder at the moose trolling around
among the residential neighborhoods and city streets in Alaska’s larges
city (which swelled to a “whopping” 250,000 or so people during
mid-summer);
– to be cautious enough when venturing out exploring
into the vast forests and mountains to remember to bring along a
shotgun and plenty of ammunition (aware of the presence of hungry
bears);
– to endure (as a desert rat accustomed to 60-70 degree
Christmases) one of the harshest winters the city of Anchorage had seen
in years;
– to escape death just before Thanksgiving with only nine
staples to my scalp and a cracked kneecap, injured when my vehicle slid
backwards, downhill, about 100 yards, then rolled over and landed
upside down in a ditch in the icy, snow-filled mountainside;
– to
learn first-hand, working for a reputable law firm, about the ins and
outs of the oil industry (as much from the big oil perspective as from
the environmentalist’s perspective) and fishing industry;
– and to
get a literal “bird’s eye’s view” of the landscape and throngs of
wolves, and caribou, and bears which outnumber humans so greatly in the
vast and great last frontier;

But none of this translates to
experience to stand toe-to-toe with political heads-of-state of foreign
governments and to preside over our legislature or to possibly step in
as Leader of the Free World and Commander-in-Chief of our military
(should any ill fate happen upon our elderly statesman McCain, while
possible serving as President), does it?

Picking Sarah Palin to
try and bolster the conservative agenda is political suicide for the
Republicans and for any chance that the so-called conservatives might
have had to keep Obama from “preaching his way into the White House”
with his socialist rhetoric, and letting the deep pockets of the
MoveOn-type Libs get a final stranglehold over our nation.

The
Dems are getting at what some people at first, undoubtedly, thought HAD
to be a joke when “The Mav” made the announcement on Friday of “his” VP
pick. The gossip train has been given all the fuel it needs to grind
it’s way right over McCain’s pasty and war-scarred back, right on into
the Metro station closest to Michelle Obama’s freshly painted, pretty,
new WhiteBlack House.

I sat at work today, surrounded by the
jabbering of the liberal, elitist, cream-of-the-crop, well-educated and
highly overpaid lawyers that I work with (actually for, since we
“pee-ons” who actually do most of the work they take credit for are
truly not, nor ever will be, equal to them). These same persons who
sell their souls daily to represent big business all in the name of the
mighty dollar that they earn as a result, while piously preaching and
seething about their rich clients’ injustices on the world and
“everyday, little man” behind their backs, were giddy and excited today
in their chatter about McCain and the RNC’s choice of Sarah Palin for
the Republican VP running mate. And who can blame them for their
exuberance?

Palin has brought with her to the Republican stage:
– a political scandal of allegations of abuse of power while having only been Governor of Alaska since 2006;

a very, very, very short list of political “accomplishments” before her
current gubernatorial position, including beating out a Republican
“political giant” who had faced some scandal of his own and being the
mayor of a very small town;
– and a baby sadly afflicted with Down’s
Syndrome, which might not be hers, but actually her grandchild, born
from her 17-year-old daughter, now pregnant (again?) out of wedlock.

I
am sure the Enquirer will find something more for the Dems to complete
their “wet dream” with. Regardless of what truth any of the produced
gossip might actually bear, I cannot argue with the “oh-My-GOSH” truth
of the fact that Sarah Palin has got to be the most ridiculous choice
that the Republicans could have pushed McCain to endorse. Mitt Romney
with his painted face, plastered hair and strict Mormon conservative
base would have at least helped to lock in the conservative vote,
regardless of any of the differences between the former presidential
hopeful and his previous rival, now nominated candidate/victor, John
McCain. But a “Beauty and the Beast” ticket? What the hell is the RNC
thinking?

As a woman, I am insulted. I cannot and will not
stupidly chant the party’s spin on this one. I am an independent,
intelligent and VOTING woman. I vote in every election cycle, even when
there isn’t a presidential position at stake. I take my daughters to
stand in line at the polls while I wait, sometimes hours, to make my
mark and complete my civic duty. I try to teach them of the importance
of having a vote and in taking a stance on issues important to our
everyday lives and putting people into office to represent the common
good. But in thinking that Sarah Palin is the answer to bring in the
“minority” woman’s vote they are attempting to court in the wake of
Hillary’s sunken hopes for the first woman to steer the American ship
from the helms of the Oval Office (well, from behind, not below the
desk, anyhow) – the Republicans have got their read on American women
all wrong this time, baby! They should re-draw the Republican Party’s
mascot elephant’s ass with a big ole’ Democratic Donkey hoof-print on
it now. Shit! I’d even give Monica Lewinsky credit for more experience
than I would Sarah Palin. (But Ms. Altoids wears blue, and not red, so
I guess she couldn’t have made it to the Republican short list, could
she?)

Sarah Palin should gracefully bow out now while the
“gettin’ is good”, and none of us would fault her for it. Sad as it is
to say it, the rigors of a campaign trail, as they choke on Obama’s
dust in the polls and as the Obama lovin’ media rips her and her
family’s still somewhat good name to shreds, will prove to be too much
for the Alaska girl and her December romance hero in the end. Mrs.
Palin needs to go home and earn her stripes before this intelligent,
All American girl will even think to stand in line and consider her
worthy of the No. 2 spot in my nation’s government. She should go home
and take care of that sweet baby who is going to be challenged enough
in his lifetime, without the added difficulty of missing some very
crucial bonding time early on, and go encourage that 17-year-old
daughter to put down the fishing pole, and press forward, baby in tow,
to complete a college education so that she can adequately support
herself and unborn child in the future, head held high. Mrs. Palin, go
sit down in the Governor’s mansion and listen to your state’s workers
and citizens to learn about the challenges of governing from all
angles, from top to bottom.

A pretty face and some pretty
rhetoric, even if touted and paraded by the likes of Hannity and Rush,
will not stupify this independent woman into “plugging my nose and
voting McCain”. I’ll not be placing my vote for President this year –
Not if I have the choice of Old Man McCain and his lovely assistant,
What’s Her Name versus Barack Hussein Obama and his unproud, American
wife and white-haired friend Joe, who has a sad case of verbal diarrhea
from time to time. I’d rather eat glacial silt for breakfast. I’ll let
the dogs just fight this one out without me this time.

Now…
where’s my TiVo remote? That 30-second fast forward button might be
just enough to bypass those “I’m Dodo Bird, and I approve this message”
ads and get to those really cool Geico gecko and caveman commercials
and the next season’s episodes of Heroes to begin. That should keep the
bile down and me entertained at least until it’s time for the World
Series, when I can start ranting again about overpaid, steroid-junkie
athletes again.

Surprise Guest Poster–THOUGHTFUL and REASONED Dissent

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is a first for Miss Beth. I’m not known for allowing dissent to my views in general–after all, this is my blog and I’ll rant as I like.

However, I have a very dear friend, well educated, articulate (heckuva computer whiz as well) who is absolutely true-blue American to the core. We do have occasional disagreements on some issues, but nothing explosive because we are comfortable in our disagreements and can conduct ourselves in an adult fashion, we can have a rousing good discussion and learn from each other. To that end, I am more than willing to give her “dissent time” and ask you to really read what she has to say–this isn’t just talking points, and she’s not a fringe lunatic. THIS is how different view points should be presented–and hopefully learned from. Hopefully, too, my friend will allow her dissent to be presented here regularly.

By the way, did I mention she lived in Alaska for awhile, so she has some actual “working knowledge” we (or at least I) don’t have on the issue of Gov. Palin? She has a better working knowledge of the actualities; unlike most people who can claim to have lived in Alaska during that relevant time, I know she actually did. She has the credibility, whereas people in a comment thread lose that credibility simply from anonymity.

To that end, I present my friend, Sadie Adams.

September 2, 2008 – Tuesday Sarah Palin is the noose around McCain’s political neck: AKA Insult Me Some More ’08

I am smack dab in the middle of the demographic of middle-class, educated, independent-minded women that the Republicans (and Democrats) currently seek to court. And in response to their mistaken impression that the Hillary-loving masses have been slapped in the ass hard enough by the Obama-gods that these intelligent though oft-times vocally rabid voting women will about-face and turn their votes to the “dark side” in response to Hill’s failure to win the nomination, the Republican “smarty-pants” have brought inexperienced, backwoods, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to the ticket to fight the conservative fight alongside our infamous Arizona political maverick, John McCain? I, for one, am insulted. A vice-presidential candidate has never been a “make it or break it” deal for me, but the spit in the eye of what seems to be the “spoonful of sugar” to help the stale old Republican political “medicine go down”, is utterly disgusting to me.

Now don’t get me wrong… I am not on the front lines of the Democratic Party’s political battle. I am not one to be counted among the flock of Kool-aid drinkin’ Obama lovin’ sheep. Even as eloquently as he spoke during his recent nomination acceptance speech at the DNC convention in Denver, I will never vote for Barack Hussein Obama (AKA “God/Allah’s Answer to All Our Prayers”). His communist/socialistic tendencies are all too reminiscent of the early rantings from our island neighbor/dictator to the south, Fidel Castro, for my taste. Couple this with Obama’s rise from relative political and managerial Nowhere-land, I can’t stomach the idea of this radically liberal “poster boy for change” leading the American people, like Moses from the Bible stories, out of wandering from the desert of despair which has come to exist on the social, moral, legal, and economic landscape of today’s American society. But Sarah Palin as our country’s wingman to the president, face of American women, ambassador to the world, leader of our legislative branch?! Are you freakin’ kidding me?!

Sarah Palin is proclaimed to be a skilled moose hunter and avid ice-fisherwoman. She is the high-school sweetheart wife to a “superstar” Alaskan snow-mobiler and a loving mother of five children: ranging from an adult son serving honorably in our military to a 4 month old newborn afflicted with Down’s Syndrome. I have to admit she isn’t all that hard on the eyes and I’ll be damned if she doesn’t look like she just walked off the set having nabbed the role of some “Hot For Teacher” babe in an 80s rock music video. But does Sarah Palin’s résumé really do well to balance out the Republican argument against Obama’s obvious lack of solid and proven experience to qualify himself to lead our nation, which has always been McCain’s ringer retort?

Even Obama was smart enough to go along with the DNC money-wielding politicos to pick a VP candidate with experience. Joe Biden got his start in Washington politics while Obama was probably still a pimple-popping, wave-surfing, binge-drinking, pot-smoking preteen back in Hawaii (even if it does scream “bullshit!” at his own “time for change” mantra). And so, the RNC’s response is what?! Our 70-something year-old straight-talking and venerated war hero is paired up with the gun-toting beauty queen with heart of gold and a redneck brood of kids to go with it. I’ll bet the National Enquirer is standing in the streets of the town of Wasilla (a small town, east of Anchorage – population approximately 8500 – where, as mayor, Palin “cut her teeth on the political polls” before becoming governor) just drooling at the chance to pay a measly $10,000 to the first toothless wonder in exchange for any viable yet juicy tidbit about the virtually unknown Sarah “Annie Oakley” Palin.

Sarah Palin, though seemingly a well-rounded and well-spoken “All American Girl” from what little us “Lower 48-ers” know and have heard from her, is NOT my idea of a viable and experienced running mate to ANY candidate for president, regardless of party affiliation, nor should she be slated to be considered the voice of the intelligent, middle-class American woman.

I, too, lived in the Last Frontier for a time myself. After driving over 4,000 miles of treacherous road from my home in Arizona, I lived in Alaska long enough:
– to earn a decent wage, making nearly double in one year than I had in the previous year in Arizona doing the same job, and pay off some bills, even despite the increased cost of living;
– to take out a fishing pole and troll for salmon with my two daughters in a small boat along the glacial silt-filled rivers and fjords, surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains;
– to wonder at the moose trolling around among the residential neighborhoods and city streets in Alaska’s larges city (which swelled to a “whopping” 250,000 or so people during mid-summer);
– to be cautious enough when venturing out exploring into the vast forests and mountains to remember to bring along a shotgun and plenty of ammunition (aware of the presence of hungry bears);
– to endure (as a desert rat accustomed to 60-70 degree Christmases) one of the harshest winters the city of Anchorage had seen in years;
– to escape death just before Thanksgiving with only nine staples to my scalp and a cracked kneecap, injured when my vehicle slid backwards, downhill, about 100 yards, then rolled over and landed upside down in a ditch in the icy, snow-filled mountainside;
– to learn first-hand, working for a reputable law firm, about the ins and outs of the oil industry (as much from the big oil perspective as from the environmentalist’s perspective) and fishing industry;
– and to get a literal “bird’s eye’s view” of the landscape and throngs of wolves, and caribou, and bears which outnumber humans so greatly in the vast and great last frontier;

But none of this translates to experience to stand toe-to-toe with political heads-of-state of foreign governments and to preside over our legislature or to possibly step in as Leader of the Free World and Commander-in-Chief of our military (should any ill fate happen upon our elderly statesman McCain, while possible serving as President), does it?

Picking Sarah Palin to try and bolster the conservative agenda is political suicide for the Republicans and for any chance that the so-called conservatives might have had to keep Obama from “preaching his way into the White House” with his socialist rhetoric, and letting the deep pockets of the MoveOn-type Libs get a final stranglehold over our nation.

The Dems are getting at what some people at first, undoubtedly, thought HAD to be a joke when “The Mav” made the announcement on Friday of “his” VP pick. The gossip train has been given all the fuel it needs to grind it’s way right over McCain’s pasty and war-scarred back, right on into the Metro station closest to Michelle Obama’s freshly painted, pretty, new WhiteBlack House.

I sat at work today, surrounded by the jabbering of the liberal, elitist, cream-of-the-crop, well-educated and highly overpaid lawyers that I work with (actually for, since we “pee-ons” who actually do most of the work they take credit for are truly not, nor ever will be, equal to them). These same persons who sell their souls daily to represent big business all in the name of the mighty dollar that they earn as a result, while piously preaching and seething about their rich clients’ injustices on the world and “everyday, little man” behind their backs, were giddy and excited today in their chatter about McCain and the RNC’s choice of Sarah Palin for the Republican VP running mate. And who can blame them for their exuberance?

Palin has brought with her to the Republican stage:
– a political scandal of allegations of abuse of power while having only been Governor of Alaska since 2006;
– a very, very, very short list of political “accomplishments” before her current gubernatorial position, including beating out a Republican “political giant” who had faced some scandal of his own and being the mayor of a very small town;
– and a baby sadly afflicted with Down’s Syndrome, which might not be hers, but actually her grandchild, born from her 17-year-old daughter, now pregnant (again?) out of wedlock.

I am sure the Enquirer will find something more for the Dems to complete their “wet dream” with. Regardless of what truth any of the produced gossip might actually bear, I cannot argue with the “oh-My-GOSH” truth of the fact that Sarah Palin has got to be the most ridiculous choice that the Republicans could have pushed McCain to endorse. Mitt Romney with his painted face, plastered hair and strict Mormon conservative base would have at least helped to lock in the conservative vote, regardless of any of the differences between the former presidential hopeful and his previous rival, now nominated candidate/victor, John McCain. But a “Beauty and the Beast” ticket? What the hell is the RNC thinking?

As a woman, I am insulted. I cannot and will not stupidly chant the party’s spin on this one. I am an independent, intelligent and VOTING woman. I vote in every election cycle, even when there isn’t a presidential position at stake. I take my daughters to stand in line at the polls while I wait, sometimes hours, to make my mark and complete my civic duty. I try to teach them of the importance of having a vote and in taking a stance on issues important to our everyday lives and putting people into office to represent the common good. But in thinking that Sarah Palin is the answer to bring in the “minority” woman’s vote they are attempting to court in the wake of Hillary’s sunken hopes for the first woman to steer the American ship from the helms of the Oval Office (well, from behind, not below the desk, anyhow) – the Republicans have got their read on American women all wrong this time, baby! They should re-draw the Republican Party’s mascot elephant’s ass with a big ole’ Democratic Donkey hoof-print on it now. Shit! I’d even give Monica Lewinsky credit for more experience than I would Sarah Palin. (But Ms. Altoids wears blue, and not red, so I guess she couldn’t have made it to the Republican short list, could she?)

Sarah Palin should gracefully bow out now while the “gettin’ is good”, and none of us would fault her for it. Sad as it is to say it, the rigors of a campaign trail, as they choke on Obama’s dust in the polls and as the Obama lovin’ media rips her and her family’s still somewhat good name to shreds, will prove to be too much for the Alaska girl and her December romance hero in the end. Mrs. Palin needs to go home and earn her stripes before this intelligent, All American girl will even think to stand in line and consider her worthy of the No. 2 spot in my nation’s government. She should go home and take care of that sweet baby who is going to be challenged enough in his lifetime, without the added difficulty of missing some very crucial bonding time early on, and go encourage that 17-year-old daughter to put down the fishing pole, and press forward, baby in tow, to complete a college education so that she can adequately support herself and unborn child in the future, head held high. Mrs. Palin, go sit down in the Governor’s mansion and listen to your state’s workers and citizens to learn about the challenges of governing from all angles, from top to bottom.

A pretty face and some pretty rhetoric, even if touted and paraded by the likes of Hannity and Rush, will not stupify this independent woman into “plugging my nose and voting McCain”. I’ll not be placing my vote for President this year – Not if I have the choice of Old Man McCain and his lovely assistant, What’s Her Name versus Barack Hussein Obama and his unproud, American wife and white-haired friend Joe, who has a sad case of verbal diarrhea from time to time. I’d rather eat glacial silt for breakfast. I’ll let the dogs just fight this one out without me this time.

Now… where’s my TiVo remote? That 30-second fast forward button might be just enough to bypass those “I’m Dodo Bird, and I approve this message” ads and get to those really cool Geico gecko and caveman commercials and the next season’s episodes of Heroes to begin. That should keep the bile down and me entertained at least until it’s time for the World Series, when I can start ranting again about overpaid, steroid-junkie athletes again.

Surprise Guest Poster–THOUGHTFUL and REASONED Dissent

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is a first for Miss Beth. I’m not known for allowing dissent to my views in general–after all, this is my blog and I’ll rant as I like.

However, I have a very dear friend, well educated, articulate (heckuva computer whiz as well) who is absolutely true-blue American to the core. We do have occasional disagreements on some issues, but nothing explosive because we are comfortable in our disagreements and can conduct ourselves in an adult fashion, we can have a rousing good discussion and learn from each other. To that end, I am more than willing to give her “dissent time” and ask you to really read what she has to say–this isn’t just talking points, and she’s not a fringe lunatic. THIS is how different view points should be presented–and hopefully learned from. Hopefully, too, my friend will allow her dissent to be presented here regularly.

By the way, did I mention she lived in Alaska for awhile, so she has some actual “working knowledge” we (or at least I) don’t have on the issue of Gov. Palin? She has a better working knowledge of the actualities; unlike most people who can claim to have lived in Alaska during that relevant time, I know she actually did. She has the credibility, whereas people in a comment thread lose that credibility simply from anonymity.

To that end, I present my friend, Sadie Adams.

September 2, 2008 – Tuesday Sarah Palin is the noose around McCain’s political neck: AKA Insult Me Some More ’08

I am smack dab in the middle of the demographic of middle-class, educated, independent-minded women that the Republicans (and Democrats) currently seek to court. And in response to their mistaken impression that the Hillary-loving masses have been slapped in the ass hard enough by the Obama-gods that these intelligent though oft-times vocally rabid voting women will about-face and turn their votes to the “dark side” in response to Hill’s failure to win the nomination, the Republican “smarty-pants” have brought inexperienced, backwoods, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to the ticket to fight the conservative fight alongside our infamous Arizona political maverick, John McCain? I, for one, am insulted. A vice-presidential candidate has never been a “make it or break it” deal for me, but the spit in the eye of what seems to be the “spoonful of sugar” to help the stale old Republican political “medicine go down”, is utterly disgusting to me.

Now don’t get me wrong… I am not on the front lines of the Democratic Party’s political battle. I am not one to be counted among the flock of Kool-aid drinkin’ Obama lovin’ sheep. Even as eloquently as he spoke during his recent nomination acceptance speech at the DNC convention in Denver, I will never vote for Barack Hussein Obama (AKA “God/Allah’s Answer to All Our Prayers”). His communist/socialistic tendencies are all too reminiscent of the early rantings from our island neighbor/dictator to the south, Fidel Castro, for my taste. Couple this with Obama’s rise from relative political and managerial Nowhere-land, I can’t stomach the idea of this radically liberal “poster boy for change” leading the American people, like Moses from the Bible stories, out of wandering from the desert of despair which has come to exist on the social, moral, legal, and economic landscape of today’s American society. But Sarah Palin as our country’s wingman to the president, face of American women, ambassador to the world, leader of our legislative branch?! Are you freakin’ kidding me?!

Sarah Palin is proclaimed to be a skilled moose hunter and avid ice-fisherwoman. She is the high-school sweetheart wife to a “superstar” Alaskan snow-mobiler and a loving mother of five children: ranging from an adult son serving honorably in our military to a 4 month old newborn afflicted with Down’s Syndrome. I have to admit she isn’t all that hard on the eyes and I’ll be damned if she doesn’t look like she just walked off the set having nabbed the role of some “Hot For Teacher” babe in an 80s rock music video. But does Sarah Palin’s résumé really do well to balance out the Republican argument against Obama’s obvious lack of solid and proven experience to qualify himself to lead our nation, which has always been McCain’s ringer retort?

Even Obama was smart enough to go along with the DNC money-wielding politicos to pick a VP candidate with experience. Joe Biden got his start in Washington politics while Obama was probably still a pimple-popping, wave-surfing, binge-drinking, pot-smoking preteen back in Hawaii (even if it does scream “bullshit!” at his own “time for change” mantra). And so, the RNC’s response is what?! Our 70-something year-old straight-talking and venerated war hero is paired up with the gun-toting beauty queen with heart of gold and a redneck brood of kids to go with it. I’ll bet the National Enquirer is standing in the streets of the town of Wasilla (a small town, east of Anchorage – population approximately 8500 – where, as mayor, Palin “cut her teeth on the political polls” before becoming governor) just drooling at the chance to pay a measly $10,000 to the first toothless wonder in exchange for any viable yet juicy tidbit about the virtually unknown Sarah “Annie Oakley” Palin.

Sarah Palin, though seemingly a well-rounded and well-spoken “All American Girl” from what little us “Lower 48-ers” know and have heard from her, is NOT my idea of a viable and experienced running mate to ANY candidate for president, regardless of party affiliation, nor should she be slated to be considered the voice of the intelligent, middle-class American woman.

I, too, lived in the Last Frontier for a time myself. After driving over 4,000 miles of treacherous road from my home in Arizona, I lived in Alaska long enough:
– to earn a decent wage, making nearly double in one year than I had in the previous year in Arizona doing the same job, and pay off some bills, even despite the increased cost of living;
– to take out a fishing pole and troll for salmon with my two daughters in a small boat along the glacial silt-filled rivers and fjords, surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains;
– to wonder at the moose trolling around among the residential neighborhoods and city streets in Alaska’s larges city (which swelled to a “whopping” 250,000 or so people during mid-summer);
– to be cautious enough when venturing out exploring into the vast forests and mountains to remember to bring along a shotgun and plenty of ammunition (aware of the presence of hungry bears);
– to endure (as a desert rat accustomed to 60-70 degree Christmases) one of the harshest winters the city of Anchorage had seen in years;
– to escape death just before Thanksgiving with only nine staples to my scalp and a cracked kneecap, injured when my vehicle slid backwards, downhill, about 100 yards, then rolled over and landed upside down in a ditch in the icy, snow-filled mountainside;
– to learn first-hand, working for a reputable law firm, about the ins and outs of the oil industry (as much from the big oil perspective as from the environmentalist’s perspective) and fishing industry;
– and to get a literal “bird’s eye’s view” of the landscape and throngs of wolves, and caribou, and bears which outnumber humans so greatly in the vast and great last frontier;

But none of this translates to experience to stand toe-to-toe with political heads-of-state of foreign governments and to preside over our legislature or to possibly step in as Leader of the Free World and Commander-in-Chief of our military (should any ill fate happen upon our elderly statesman McCain, while possible serving as President), does it?

Picking Sarah Palin to try and bolster the conservative agenda is political suicide for the Republicans and for any chance that the so-called conservatives might have had to keep Obama from “preaching his way into the White House” with his socialist rhetoric, and letting the deep pockets of the MoveOn-type Libs get a final stranglehold over our nation.

The Dems are getting at what some people at first, undoubtedly, thought HAD to be a joke when “The Mav” made the announcement on Friday of “his” VP pick. The gossip train has been given all the fuel it needs to grind it’s way right over McCain’s pasty and war-scarred back, right on into the Metro station closest to Michelle Obama’s freshly painted, pretty, new WhiteBlack House.

I sat at work today, surrounded by the jabbering of the liberal, elitist, cream-of-the-crop, well-educated and highly overpaid lawyers that I work with (actually for, since we “pee-ons” who actually do most of the work they take credit for are truly not, nor ever will be, equal to them). These same persons who sell their souls daily to represent big business all in the name of the mighty dollar that they earn as a result, while piously preaching and seething about their rich clients’ injustices on the world and “everyday, little man” behind their backs, were giddy and excited today in their chatter about McCain and the RNC’s choice of Sarah Palin for the Republican VP running mate. And who can blame them for their exuberance?

Palin has brought with her to the Republican stage:
– a political scandal of allegations of abuse of power while having only been Governor of Alaska since 2006;
– a very, very, very short list of political “accomplishments” before her current gubernatorial position, including beating out a Republican “political giant” who had faced some scandal of his own and being the mayor of a very small town;
– and a baby sadly afflicted with Down’s Syndrome, which might not be hers, but actually her grandchild, born from her 17-year-old daughter, now pregnant (again?) out of wedlock.

I am sure the Enquirer will find something more for the Dems to complete their “wet dream” with. Regardless of what truth any of the produced gossip might actually bear, I cannot argue with the “oh-My-GOSH” truth of the fact that Sarah Palin has got to be the most ridiculous choice that the Republicans could have pushed McCain to endorse. Mitt Romney with his painted face, plastered hair and strict Mormon conservative base would have at least helped to lock in the conservative vote, regardless of any of the differences between the former presidential hopeful and his previous rival, now nominated candidate/victor, John McCain. But a “Beauty and the Beast” ticket? What the hell is the RNC thinking?

As a woman, I am insulted. I cannot and will not stupidly chant the party’s spin on this one. I am an independent, intelligent and VOTING woman. I vote in every election cycle, even when there isn’t a presidential position at stake. I take my daughters to stand in line at the polls while I wait, sometimes hours, to make my mark and complete my civic duty. I try to teach them of the importance of having a vote and in taking a stance on issues important to our everyday lives and putting people into office to represent the common good. But in thinking that Sarah Palin is the answer to bring in the “minority” woman’s vote they are attempting to court in the wake of Hillary’s sunken hopes for the first woman to steer the American ship from the helms of the Oval Office (well, from behind, not below the desk, anyhow) – the Republicans have got their read on American women all wrong this time, baby! They should re-draw the Republican Party’s mascot elephant’s ass with a big ole’ Democratic Donkey hoof-print on it now. Shit! I’d even give Monica Lewinsky credit for more experience than I would Sarah Palin. (But Ms. Altoids wears blue, and not red, so I guess she couldn’t have made it to the Republican short list, could she?)

Sarah Palin should gracefully bow out now while the “gettin’ is good”, and none of us would fault her for it. Sad as it is to say it, the rigors of a campaign trail, as they choke on Obama’s dust in the polls and as the Obama lovin’ media rips her and her family’s still somewhat good name to shreds, will prove to be too much for the Alaska girl and her December romance hero in the end. Mrs. Palin needs to go home and earn her stripes before this intelligent, All American girl will even think to stand in line and consider her worthy of the No. 2 spot in my nation’s government. She should go home and take care of that sweet baby who is going to be challenged enough in his lifetime, without the added difficulty of missing some very crucial bonding time early on, and go encourage that 17-year-old daughter to put down the fishing pole, and press forward, baby in tow, to complete a college education so that she can adequately support herself and unborn child in the future, head held high. Mrs. Palin, go sit down in the Governor’s mansion and listen to your state’s workers and citizens to learn about the challenges of governing from all angles, from top to bottom.

A pretty face and some pretty rhetoric, even if touted and paraded by the likes of Hannity and Rush, will not stupify this independent woman into “plugging my nose and voting McCain”. I’ll not be placing my vote for President this year – Not if I have the choice of Old Man McCain and his lovely assistant, What’s Her Name versus Barack Hussein Obama and his unproud, American wife and white-haired friend Joe, who has a sad case of verbal diarrhea from time to time. I’d rather eat glacial silt for breakfast. I’ll let the dogs just fight this one out without me this time.

Now… where’s my TiVo remote? That 30-second fast forward button might be just enough to bypass those “I’m Dodo Bird, and I approve this message” ads and get to those really cool Geico gecko and caveman commercials and the next season’s episodes of Heroes to begin. That should keep the bile down and me entertained at least until it’s time for the World Series, when I can start ranting again about overpaid, steroid-junkie athletes again.

Myth vs Fact

Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace. Sahih Muslim Book 020, Number 4638:

It has been narrated on the authority of Nu’man b. Bashir who said: As I was (sitting) near the pulpit of the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him), a man said: I do not care if, after embracing Islam, I do not do any good deed (except) distributing drinking water among the pilgrims. Another said: I do not care if, after embracing Islam, I do not do any good deed beyond maintenance service to the Sacred Mosque. Another said: Jihad in the way of Allah is better than what you have said. ‘Umar reprimanded them and said: Don’t raise your voices near the pulpit of the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) on Friday. When prayer was over, I entered (the apartment of the Holy Prophet) and asked his verdict about the matter in which they had differed. (It was upon this that) Allah, the Almighty and Exalted, revealed the Qur’anic verse:” Do you make the giving of drinking water to the pilgrims and the maintenance of the Sacred Mosque equal to (the service of those) who believe in Allah and the Last Day and strive hard in the cause of Allah. They are not equal in the sight of God. And Allah guides not the wrongdoing people” (ix. 20). This tradition has been narrated on the authority of Nu’man b. Bashir through another chain of transmitters.

Tafsir

Obama on Palin’s Family: Taking the Moral High Road or Merely A Convenient Ploy?


From CNN.com
Obama Says Palin’s Family Off Limits

MONROE, Michigan (CNN) — Sen. Barack Obama said firmly that families are off-limits in the campaign for president, reacting to news that GOP running mate Sarah Palin’s 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.

“Let me be as clear as possible,” Obama said. “I think people’s families are off-limits, and people’s children are especially off-limits. This shouldn’t be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin’s performance as governor or her potential performance as a vice president.”

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A note from Radarsite: After all that I have written about the very real dangers of an Obama Presidency, whenever I hear the leftist media — and even some delusional conservatives shmoozing about how Obama has taken the moral high ground on an issue, my antennae start tingling. The latest example of OB’s claim to moral heights is his kind and generous admonishment to his followers not to attempt to draw Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin’s family into the fray. This high-toned rhetoric would have carried much more weight if his army of sycophantic minions in the leftist media had not already jumped all over these personal family issues in what they themselves later characterized as an orgiastic “feeding-frenzy”. A media frenzy so blatant and tasteless, so vile and contemptuous, that even some well-known liberal talking heads appear to be genuinely shocked.

So then this is what we have — a perfect example of how you can have your cake and eat it too. Have your character assassins do the best and most efficient hatchet job they can possibly do, as quickly and expeditiously as they can do it; then after the deed is done denounce the denouncers. After all the bloody knives have been put back in their sheaves, you can step back and look aghast at the carnage.

And there is another game afoot. If we are to make all candidate’s family members taboo for investigative journalists’ probings, doesn’t that also have the added benefit of removing OB’s embarrassingly anti-American rhetoric-spilling wife from the field of battle?

Barack Hussein Obama as president would be absolutely disastrous for this vulnerable nation of ours. To lend him or his campaign any moral weight, based on their cynical manipulation of their sympathetic media is delusional and foolhardy. The only way Barack Obama can take the high moral ground in this race is to withdraw himself from it, and not to unleash the chaos on this country that his presidency most certainly would.

Obama on Palin’s Family: Taking the Moral High Road or Merely A Convenient Ploy?


From CNN.com
Obama Says Palin’s Family Off Limits

MONROE, Michigan (CNN) — Sen. Barack Obama said firmly that families are off-limits in the campaign for president, reacting to news that GOP running mate Sarah Palin’s 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.

“Let me be as clear as possible,” Obama said. “I think people’s families are off-limits, and people’s children are especially off-limits. This shouldn’t be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin’s performance as governor or her potential performance as a vice president.”

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A note from Radarsite: After all that I have written about the very real dangers of an Obama Presidency, whenever I hear the leftist media — and even some delusional conservatives shmoozing about how Obama has taken the moral high ground on an issue, my antennae start tingling. The latest example of OB’s claim to moral heights is his kind and generous admonishment to his followers not to attempt to draw Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin’s family into the fray. This high-toned rhetoric would have carried much more weight if his army of sycophantic minions in the leftist media had not already jumped all over these personal family issues in what they themselves later characterized as an orgiastic “feeding-frenzy”. A media frenzy so blatant and tasteless, so vile and contemptuous, that even some well-known liberal talking heads appear to be genuinely shocked.

So then this is what we have — a perfect example of how you can have your cake and eat it too. Have your character assassins do the best and most efficient hatchet job they can possibly do, as quickly and expeditiously as they can do it; then after the deed is done denounce the denouncers. After all the bloody knives have been put back in their sheaves, you can step back and look aghast at the carnage.

And there is another game afoot. If we are to make all candidate’s family members taboo for investigative journalists’ probings, doesn’t that also have the added benefit of removing OB’s embarrassingly anti-American rhetoric-spilling wife from the field of battle?

Barack Hussein Obama as president would be absolutely disastrous for this vulnerable nation of ours. To lend him or his campaign any moral weight, based on their cynical manipulation of their sympathetic media is delusional and foolhardy. The only way Barack Obama can take the high moral ground in this race is to withdraw himself from it, and not to unleash the chaos on this country that his presidency most certainly would.

Obama Meets Ahmadinejad by Proxy

(Cross posted from Right Truth)

From Anti-Mullah:

Not waiting to be elected, Obama started secret, unconditional talks with the islamic regime of Mullah iran behind America’s back. By proxy.

And has reached an agreement with them!

Which partly explains why his advisor Tony Lake made his rather strange and very public statement to C-SPAN that his boss Obama wanted to go on record (again?) that the first order of priority when he was in the White House would be to start immediate – unconditional – talks with islamic iran.

We reported Tony Lake’s remark but the news behind it has only just reached us in usable form. Actual names of those involved will be divulged later.

Reportedly, through Obama VP candidate Joe Biden’s long standing friendship with the islamic regime’s established representative in the USA, Houshang AmirAhmadi, the Obama camp set up a meeting in the USA with an official delegate of the Mullahs.

Last week, three Iranian men and one Iranian woman, ostensibly Democrat activists but reportedly paid Mullah agents in the USA met at a restaurant with an fully authorized Obama senior representative and a man sent from Tehran by the islamic regime.

The Tehran man, dressed unusually in a suit and tie to avoid showing his Mullah regime status and membership in the islamic regime’s nuclear program, brought a slew of documentation with him, trying to prove the regime wanted peaceful use of their nuclear efforts.

The four Iranian locals were mostly window dressing.

He insisted that Tehran had about four hours of power blackouts a day and was desperately in need of nuclear powered electricity generation.

Nobody bothered to comment to the Obama representative that it would be completely in line with the Mullah regime to create artificial blackouts to irritate the populace into “demanding” a nuclear solution, which could be spoon fed to the West and as an explicit justification for the pursuit of additional uranium centrifuges.

The Mullah delegate offered a quid pro quo deal whereby if Obama supported the Mullah nuclear program when he got to the White House, islamic iran would guarantee that Israel would never be attacked by islamic iran.

The Israeli aspect being offered so Obama could backdoor this assurance to the Israelis and win their support for his election bid.

Again, nobody bothered to inform the Obama representative that islamic iran’s power structure is splintering on an almost daily basis and already consists of half a dozen power centers with about 15 key players vying with each other in a kaleidoscope of ever changing alliances – none of which can guarantee anything. Not even being there a few months from now.

Nor addressed the fact that one of the key players, former president and rival to both Ahmadi-Nejad and Supreme ruler Khamenei, “ayatollah” Hashemi-Rafsanjani stated in a recent Friday Prayer meeting over which he presided that the destruction of Israel was one of his highest priorities and it would not exist for much longer.

As a billionaire with a following inside the country he is a force with which to reckon and can sabotage any deal that the Mullah delegate makes with Obama.

The Mullah delegate also added the Mullahs would ramp up the efforts to promote Obama in this final stretch with money and Moslem shoe leather.

Sad to say, Obama, who refused to fly a single American flag in Denver at his Democratic convention is once again proving he will go to bed with the devil himself to win the race and has no apparent misgivings of placing America in danger from islamic iranian terrorism.

And, incidentally, who (other than the ambitious Obama) can ever believe or trust the Mullahs and their promises, so Obama’s selfish pact with the Mullah devil speaks volumes of how easily he can intentionally or by inexperience put us all in danger.

In closing, much to your surprise, perhaps, the Mullahs, because of their close ties to China and Russia, have established ever closer ties with Iranian Marxists and Communists around the world to achieve alliances to further their cause.

Obama fits exactly into that slot as a great Marxist-Islamist.