Saturday, October 31, 2009
Speaking of Halloween (Happy Halloween), Levi won't go away. What a surprise. Like the tick that just won't back out of your bloodstream, the parasite keeps feeding off of his host. Spurred on by the egging of the losers that surround him, Levi continues his assault on the Palins. He's now reportedly thinking of taking the Palins to court for custody of Tripp. Audio here.
He seems surprised that the Palins aren't giving him great big bear hugs every time he comes to their front door. He claims that Sarah has turned Bristol against him. Ummm, Levi, are you sure you haven't turned Bristol against you? Quit listening to the spiders in your ears. They're leeching off of you.
As for the custody battle, it's about time.
Is it a coincidence that this is happening just as Palin's about to go on her book tour? I think not. Pathetic, lefties. Using a child to smear a potential rival. You have no shame. And Rex, he's never been malicious? Ha!
Correct me if I'm wrong, genius, I'm pretty sure Sarah Palin has nothing to do with your son. That's Bristol's territory.
Bring it the h-e-double hockey sticks on. That's right, I said hockey sticks. Let's see what you got, pretty boy.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
We, like many, are appalled at the inflammatory statements being made or implied. Trig is our ‘blessed little angel’ who knows it and is lovingly called that every day of his life. Even the thought that anyone would refer to Trig by any disparaging name is sickening and sad.I, personally, think Sarah should just ignore Levi. I know it's tough. I know he's annoying and he's smearing her, and it's probably driving her crazy. I know it would me, especially the remarks about Trig. But that's why he's doing this. As long as he can get her to respond, he gets publicity. That, in turn, equals big bucks for him.
CBS should be ashamed for continually providing a forum to propagate lies. Consider the source of the most recent attention-getting lies — those who would sell their body for money reflect a desperate need for attention and are likely to say and do anything for even more attention.”
So, hard as it is, unless he comes out with a charge saying that she laundered money or something, she should just ignore him. If he had any credibility, I would say, "Yes; defend yourself." But nobody belives him anyway. He's not a threat, he's an annoying mosquito that won't quit buzzing in your ear. There are bigger fish to fry.
And if Sarah responds, all she does is play into their hands. All they're trying to do is distract her. If she goes off and fights with a nineteen-year-old, guess what? She's distracted.
That's just my take on the whole deal. If people took Levi seriously, yeah, sure. Go ahead. But they don't. Going after him is just wasting bullets.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I'm speaking, of course, of Levi's interview on CBS (part 1) this morning. Yes, there will be a part 2.
I think I saw this coming, I may not have known that I saw it coming, but I think I saw it coming.
When I first heard the news that Bristol and Levi had broken up, my initial reaction was, "Oh, no. Please let them patch this up and let nobody get hurt." Even if that "patching" didn't involve actually getting back together. I got a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. I think I sensed a vulnerability in Levi. He was ripe for the picking.
And he's been picked; oh, boy, has he been picked.
This stuff about him during the election is a joke. Nobody cared about Levi. He was there as moral support for Bristol, and that's it. He just sat and stood there. Whoop de doo. There was no image, he was just there. After the convention I never thought twice about him. DURING the convention I never thought twice about him. It was never about him. Someone apparently convinced him it was.
Levi claims to have "huge" things he hasn't spilled about the Palins. That could be true. Listen, I don't doubt about 90 percent of what he says. I think he leaves out any and all context, but who isn't cherry picking facts these days?
The Palins are human. They do human things, like complain about their jobs and watch tv. I don't doubt that Bristol did a lot of the caregiving for Trig before Sarah resigned. Other magazines who did interviews at the Palin's house SAID that. The woman was the Governor of the State of Alaska. She was busy. Nobody rags on the man for leaving his wife to do the majority of the child rearing while he's out being the Governor or what have you. Why are we throwing a conniption fit if Todd does the majority of the child rearing? What's the problem?
The stuff about "she never hunts or fishes." Again, Governor! Listen, I like to ride horses, but that doesn't mean I do it every single day. I do it maybe once a year, if that. But I still like to do it. Sarah Palin was a working mother of five with a husband with a job thousands of miles away. I doubt she went fishing every other day.
That's what I mean when I say that I think Levi is being factual, but not necessarily truthful, because there's no context.
As for Todd and Sarah supposedly not liking him - Dude, you knocked up their daughter. Be thankful they didn't shoot you. Also, you broke up with their daughter. That's just plain old awkward.
See, I think Levi got hurt. Couple that with the voices around him that are anti-Palin, a desire for revenge, a chance to make money, and voila - one ruined life coming up.
As for the stuff he's supposedly holding back that he won't spill:
Listen, Levi, either spill it all or quit talking about it. Either leave Sarah Palin alone or drive the knife in deep.
No more of this middle stuff; make up your mind. If there really is something nefarious that went on, we need to know about it. But put up or shut up.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
So, Bristol dumped Levi's butt and he got bitter. He finally caved to all of the media outlets who were banging down his door asking to him to, quote - "dish the dirt on the Palins." He went on Tyra and some others, and that probably sealed the deal for Bristol. No way she was ever taking him back. Levi had nothing to lose after that. Might as well just cash in.
Who are those who are telling him what Palin's really saying about him? Well, one is a guy who has never met Sarah Palin, but won't go so far as to say she's not evil. The other is a dude who claimed during the 2008 election that Palin "had no use for black people." Very objective sources, Levi. I'd venture that person #2 - Rex Butler, like person #1 - Tank Jones, has never met Sarah Palin either, yet he apparently knows her so well.
The first Civil War began long before the first shots were fired on Fort Sumter. Fort Sumter was just the culmination of a conflict that had been raging elsewhere for decades.
Any political structure will eventually become corrupt, and when the "Conservative Party" structure got corrupt it would drag the conservative brand down with it.
I also doubt Glenn Beck's idea that Sarah will run on a third party ticket. She might run as an Independent, but like I've said, I tend to think she'll run as an "R," but an "R" in name only. A conservative first and foremost. But we'll see. Anything is possible at this point.
The following is an article by tbascom. Read the whole thing:
I increasingly side with Palin. The McCain Presidential run really did teach the lesson that the Republican base is not interested in voting for the modern notion of a centrist Republican – which is pretty far from our founders’ vision of the commonwealth. But despite the fact that the McCain campaign was languishing in the weeks leading up to the Republican convention, and was only invigorated by the selection of Palin as the Vice Presidential candidate, not even McCain seems to have learned the lesson or faced the fact that without Palin he would have been killed in the election.
The issue is that the political scene has moved significantly to the left over the last 30 years, and many traditional (not conservative, but traditional) Americans don’t think either party reflects original American values and standards. Add to that the rampant corruption – which we expect from Democrats, who make a virtue of denying traditional moral standards, but don’t want to tolerate in Republicans – and the fact that recent Republican administrations have tended in the same direction the Democrats have now embraced without restraint, and the reasons to support run-of-the-mill Republicans dwindle.
It’s My Freedom, Even When I Use it Stupidly
I think the real divide emerging in America is not between Republican and Democrat, but between those who champion the Constitution as written, and those who are willing to compromise the Constitution to win elections and find common ground with politicians who are actively destroying the intentions and original meaning of the Constitution in order to engineer society in their own image. In other words, the battle is between those of us who have come to see that when we begin to water down the standards of the Constitution we create the conditions that let others wash it away, and those who think the Constitution is out of phase with the temperament of the country and the world.
Which is exactly the dilemma facing doctors and patients under the proposed national health care bill. Doctors will be denied the freedom to make decisions about what tests and treatments are good for patients. The rationale is to prevent doctors from making decisions that are “bad” because they are not always necessary. Doctors will be forbidden to recommend a patient spend more money on more tests that might be able to reveal a cause of ill-health because retroactive analysis shows that in similar situations those tests were either not necessary or not instructive.
The Second Civil War Is Already Here
The promise of the Conservative Party candidates is that they will honor the sentiments behind the establishment of the Constitution. It’s yet to be proven that they will, but it’s too obvious that too many Republican leaders are too willing to let the Democrats set the agenda. And that’s not good for either the Constitution or the autonomy of the individual.
The fact is that we are already engaged in a civil war. It is not being fought with guns and knives, but the U.S. is under attack. And the enemy is within. Our neighbors, our family, our friends are lined up on one side or the other, and only the Democrat/Liberal “progressives” are on the attack. The Republican/Conservative “traditionalists” are still hoping for a reasoned discussion leading to a restoration of American tradition. We want to avoid open hostilities while they savagely attack and attempt to destroy us and our non-compliant leaders – like Palin.
In the case of New York State’s 23rd Congressional District, I don’t know whether the Conservative Party candidate is that kind of person. But I do know Sarah Palin, and while I do not agree with her in all things (what two people do?), I fundamentally trust her. And I trust the fact that the Democrats and progressives, as well as the liberal wing of the Republican Party, want to marginalize or destroy her. I am not willing to give her my unqualified allegiance, but I am willing to give her the benefit of the doubt. And I appreciate that she is willing to break with the Republican Party on principle.
Principle might lose in the short term, but political pragmatism is already losing. In the current climate, being a political pragmatist is to cooperate with your enemies in your own destruction. It is suicidal. I’m ready to die to the present in order to be reborn as a real American idealist – a revolutionary idealist re-embracing the revolutionary idealism that birthed our country.
It’s time and past time to raise Patrick Henry’s banner: Give me liberty, or give me death!
Monday, October 26, 2009
GOP Campaign Calls Upon Conservative Hoffman To Drop Out, In Wake Of Poll With Him Up :
Hoffman spokesman Rob Ryan gives us this comment: "This just proves many Republicans don't know how to read polls or sense the groundswell of support that's taking place in the district. Dede Scozzafava is the spoiler in this race, because she's so liberal. Doug Hoffman will be the next Congressman, because Republicans from throughout the district will vote for him on election day."
The website is here.
The real story is this: liberal progressives thought that Obama was going to magically transform the world into some kind of leftist utopia. The utopia that they're forever striving for, and in the process, forever pushing out of reach. I got news for ya - it ain't gonna happen.
Well, now that the year is almost over and Obama has turned out to be a big dud, they're trying to relive the glory days of the campaign when all things were possible.
I actually feel sorry for them. Their "Messiah" was nothing but a mistake. Oh, well. We'll let them take one more whirl around memory lane before we bring them back to reality. 2010 and 2012 baby!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Sarah Palin hit the vice presidential campaign trail last year and touted what Alaska could provide for the rest of America -- a natural gas pipeline to help lead the country to energy independence.
When a pipeline might be built remains a giant question for Alaskans who need the project to support a vulnerable economy and for the Lower 48 states that need the gas. But an expert who spent more than 25 years in the Alaska Department of Revenue says it may never happen under Palin's plan.
Petroleum economist Roger Marks said Palin's proposal used faulty accounting to reach the flawed conclusion that a pipeline owned by a third-party would be more profitable than one owned by major gas producers, who must be on board for any project to be successful. He wrote in an industry journal last month that her plan discourages big gas producers' participation and may even hinder a more financially viable project.
But Palin's replacement, Gov. Sean Parnell, remains committed to her plan. Marks' former boss, Revenue Commissioner Pat Galvin, says Marks' perspective was thoroughly analyzed and "found to be without merit."
Well, at least they included the administration's response.
The open season for the final determining of how this pipeline thing is going to play out isn't until next summer. Here's a novel idea: How about we stop this fruitless speculation and wait and see?
Um, Todd, looks like you've got a bird on your head...
Good morning and happy Sunday.
First up, a light-hearted interview about hockey with the world's best-known hockey mom. This was at the puck-dropping ceremony at the Flyers game.
Now, on to the more serious issues. Here's an interview Palin gave to Investor's Business Daily in 2008, I believe in July. IBD has been a fan of Governor Palin and her policies for some time. They've written many editorials in defense of her positions. In this interview Palin delves quite deep into her state's position with regards to ANWR, energy independence, and budgeting the oil money:
A remarkable train of events has been set in motion, due to what would normally be deemed an uninteresting race in an obscure western New York Congressional district.
GOP-NY nominated Dede Scozzafava, a left-liberal New York assemblywoman, as its candidate for Congress from the 23rd district of New York. Scozzafava is in the notable position of running far to the left of her Democrat opponent: she favors abortion on demand, paid for by public funds; political action to combat "global warming;" the notorious "card check" provision for strengthening labor unions; and a host of other left-liberal nostrums. But NY-23 is considered a "safe" Republican district, which apparently has led Republican power-brokers in New York to underrate the importance of its candidate's convictions.
First is the electorate's fatigue over "Tweedledumb or Tweedledumber" ballot choices. It's well understood that third-party candidates are hopeless causes -- that the major parties will do anything short of murder to prevent a third-party candidate from attaining the degree of recognition required to prevail over the political establishment. That's tightly tied to another current, but even on its own, it's elicited a great deal of cynicism about "insider politics."
The professional pols hate and fear Palin as no one since the 1966 rise of Ronald Wilson Reagan -- who, despite what many have been led to believe, was not well liked by Republican power-brokers.
Your Curmudgeon suspects it to be Divine intervention that Governor Palin was tapped for the vice-presidential nod in 2008, catapulting her to national prominence. We now know that neither John McCain nor anyone in his inner circle really liked Palin, as healthful as her nomination was to his otherwise lackluster campaign. They continue to marginalize her as best they can, to this day.
If anyone can reignite a sense of hope in American politics, especially among small-government types, Sarah Heath Palin is the one. She's sticking tightly to her core themes. She's displaying all the right moves. Her effectiveness at conveying a message via the New Media is indisputable. Her great beauty is merely icing on a superlative cake.
All by itself, Governor Palin's endorsement of Doug Hoffman has thrown the race for NY-23's Congressional seat into turmoil. Hoffman is now regarded by many as having no less of a chance for victory than Scozzafava. GOP-NY's power-brokers are aghast that this outsider, this Alaskan woman, could upset their applecarts so easily. They confront the prospect of irrelevance before a superior power, and it frightens them.