Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Be Back on Sunday (and Palin pics)

I've got a few days off work, and I'm going to take advantage of them. I need a breather before the 2010 fights, and I'm really looking forward to hitting the winter wonderland that just became my house this morning. So I will see you again, probably next Sunday evening.

Some never-before-seen pics from that Sarah Palin magazine are found here.

And I also leave you with these (click on pics for full sizes):

The Left: Home of Misogyny and Hatred for the Perceived Imperfect

Given Palin's Facebook post last night, I thought this was appropriate. Originally broadcast on July 4th, 2009:

And New User over at C4P drew my attention to two articles that talk about Trig being targeted over on Hillbuzz. The first:

During the 2008 primaries, Dr. Utopia’s supporters threw rocks through one of our windows that had Hillary for President posters in them. The rocks, of course, had “Obama ‘08″ stickers on them. When we wore our Hillary buttons out, which was every day from February 2007 through June 7, 2008, Dr. Utopia’s “Hope and Change Gang” spat at us, called us RAAACISTS for not supporting him, pushed us, and tried to rip the buttons off our coats.

In the General Election, when we became DeMcCrats for McCain, the Left ratcheted up the hatred for us. Now, Dr. Utopia’s supporters started throwing punches. In Boystown, we almost got punched in the face in line waiting to get into Sidetracks a few times because Dr. Utopia’s followers didn’t like that we had on McCain tee shirts.

Just before the election last year, we actually got punched in the face and attacked when we were crossing the street, minding our own business, and overheard a group of Dr. Utopia supporters making fun of Sarah Palin, calling her baby Trig “a retarded troll”, and using every vile, misogynistic pejorative they love to toss casually out at women against Palin (a woman, in truth, they knew nothing about…except that the Utopia campaign wanted her destroyed).

They engaged us and said, “Yah, don’t you just hate her…don’t you just think that bitch should be raped and her baby should be dumped in the river” and more vile things than we can recount.

We stood up for Palin, asked them how talk like this fits into the whole Hope and Change agenda, and received a punch to the face for it.

We’ve continued to take lumps from the Left ever since. Our friends repeatedly tell us to stop speaking out against Dr. Utopia because we live in Chicago and so many of his thugs are here....

Many people who used to employ us for various projects will no longer return our calls, because they are Obots and don’t want to do business with people who aren’t drinking the Kool-Aid. This has caused great changes to our lifestyle and forced us to live and work on much reduced budgets, with far fewer friends in Chicago than we had in 2007 before any of the primaries and the general election.

So. Be. It.

Do you see what they do here? They have an automatic attack word prepped for whomever they want to go after. If it’s women, they’ll call them c**** or bitches or whores. If it’s gay men who aren’t falling in line, the words faggot and sissy are lobbed readily, followed by hopes they’ll get AIDS and die. If it’s someone white who is not blindly following White House directives, well that person is a RAAACIST.

It is the same damn thing every time with the Left.

And you know what? We’ve gotten hate mail from Republicans in the past. Do you know what’s interesting? Republicans, and people in the religious Right, have never, NOT ONCE, told us they wished we’d get AIDS. NOT ONCE. They’ve disagreed with us. They’ve told us we are bad people for not agreeing with them. They’ve intelligently taken apart whatever we’ve said, point by point, line by line, to correct us as they saw fit. But they’ve never wished death on us. They’ve never even name-called us.

They may have quoted Scripture and said how much they “disagreed with our lifestyles”, but they didn’t even tell us we were going to Hell, Fred Phelps-styled. At worst, the really religious people — the ones the LGBTQ community paints as such terrible hate mongers out to get all of us in Boystown — just say things like “We hope you repent before you are Judged by the Creator” and things like that.

It is night and day when compared to what the Left dishes out.

And it is startling to see that.


The second article:

We were told today that the Left is making the rounds on various sites like HuffPo, Daily Kos, etc. (all the usual suspects), talking about how great it would be for people to go to Sarah Palin’s book signings and throw eggs, tomatoes, rocks, etc. at her and her family.

Our first impulse at this is to say, “Sarah, declare yourself a 2012 candidate already and get Secret Service protection NOW. Dr. Utopia got it earlier than anyone in history, so you should get it early too.”

Then, we hear news that the sickos on the Left are hoping people hit Trig Palin with whatever they are throwing.

**** Deep breathes needed here ****

There are not words in English to relate how angry that makes us. We’d have to use Klingon to convey what we’d want to do to those sickos for even thinking about hurting Trig Palin. You want to see a bunch of laid-back, snarky, low-key gay guys in Chicago morph into the best badass impression of take-no-prisoners Marines, you mess with Trig Palin…or anyone with special needs. It just BOILS OUR BLOOD.

Here in Boystown, we’ve taken some punches for standing up for the Palins. We never look for a fight, but if we’re in a bar or walking down the street and here people saying vile things about the Palins, we will stand up and correct them. We will not let that garbage be said without challenging it. 99% of the time, the people spouting it are just repeating whatever Chris Matthews or Keith Olbermann just said on MSNBC, so they whither and back down right quick. But, on two occasions we’ve run into the most hateful Leftists who think it’s funny to make sick David Letterman-grade jokes about an infant with Downs Syndrome.

There’s something our grandmothers used to say that runs through our heads in moments like that: NOT ON OUR WATCH. You will not say such evil things in our presence. You will not spout such hate unanswered. You will not be so cruel to a child without challenge. NOT ON OUR WATCH.

Hell. To. The. No.

Like it or not folks, this is our watch. This is your watch. Our grandmothers had their time, and kicked some Nazi and Communist butt in their day. We, it seems, are tasked with doing the same to Islamofascists and Liberals. We are in the position where everything good about this country is under attack from the Left, and we need to do our part to stop that.

We need to be a vanguard of deceny and American principles. We need to push back against the Daily Kos and HuffPo crowd. We need to hit the David Lettermans, the Chris Matthews, the Keith Olbermanns, and their ilk where it hurts (their advertisers) whenever these sick puppies spit their venom at the Palin children, in particular.

If the Palins or their friends ever read this, you have a bunch of extended big brothers for little Trig here in Chicago. We’ll be field organizers for you in Iowa, too, when the campaign comes to that. We will gladly spend months in the cold gearing up for that Caucus for the Palin family.

Because every attack the Left launches connects us more emotionally to the Palins…we, too, have been under constant attack from the Left since 2007.

The DNC has no idea the damage the Left has done to the Democrat Party. Daily Kos and HuffPo are now the face of things, and what an ugly hateful face it is. We honestly can’t relate to these people anymore — not people who think it’s funny or fair game to hope a little baby gets hit by some of the things they are trying to throw at his mother.


“Not on our watch” needs to be the collective motto of everyone out there who doesn’t like what the Left is doing to this country under Dr. Utopia. Our grandparents’ generation fought fascists and tyrants. Our parents’ generation stood up to inequality and prejudice. And now we need to stand up to the worst threat we think this country has ever faced.

It’s going to be a hard fight. These loons will not surrender power willingly or without a battle. They are going to use every Alinsky trick in the book. As of next month, we have just two years until the Iowa Caucus.

Dr. Utopia will not get a second term under our watch.

Behind the Scenes of Oprah

This is a little old, but I never saw it until now. I never watch MSNBC. Interview with lady who was behind the scenes of the first Oprah/Palin interview:

Monday, February 1, 2010

Mama Grizzly Eats Fish

Rahm "Soon-to-be-Dead" Fish practically tries to be dinner.

The newly-released mind-boggling, record-smashing $3,400,000,000,000 federal budget invites plenty of opportunity to debate the merits of incurring more and more debt that will drown the next generation of Americans. Never has it been possible to spend your way out of debt. So... let the debate begin.

Included in the debate process will be opportunities for our president to deliberate internally the wisdom of this debt explosion, along with other economic, military and social issues facing our country. Our president will discuss these important issues with Democrat leaders and those within his inner circle.

I would ask the president to show decency in this process by eliminating one member of that inner circle, Mr. Rahm Emanuel
, and not allow Rahm’s continued indecent tactics to cloud efforts. Yes, Rahm is known for his caustic, crude references about those with whom he disagrees, but his recent tirade against participants in a strategy session was such a strong slap in many American faces that our president is doing himself a disservice by seeming to condone Rahm’s recent sick and offensive tactic.

The Obama Administration’s Chief of Staff scolded participants, calling them, “F---ing retarded,” according to several participants, as reported in the Wall Street Journal.

Just as we’d be appalled if any public figure of Rahm’s stature ever used the “N-word” or other such inappropriate language, Rahm’s slur on all God’s children with cognitive and developmental disabilities – and the people who love them – is unacceptable, and it’s heartbreaking.

A patriot in North Andover, Massachusetts, notified me of Rahm’s “retarded” slam. I join this gentleman, who is the father of a beautiful child born with Down Syndrome, in asking why the Special Olympics, National Down Syndrome Society and other groups condemning Rahm’s degrading scolding have been completely ignored by the White House. No comment from his boss, the president?

As my friend in North Andover says, “This isn’t about politics; it’s about decency. I am not speaking as a political figure but as a parent and as an everyday American wanting my child to grow up in a country free from mindless prejudice and discrimination, free from gratuitous insults of people who are ostensibly smart enough to know better... Have you no sense of decency, sir?”

Mr. President, you can do better, and our country deserves better.

- Sarah Palin

Magazines and Oil Companies

The Washington Post has an article up about a Palin magazine:

Retailing for $8.99, the 100-page glossy magazine, titled "Sarah Palin: Faith, Family, Freedom," hit newsstands in mid-January and was jointly published by a fashion-publishing subsidiary of international marketing firm IMG and Imagine That Publishing. It will remain on sale through April 30.

"The genesis of it was really simple," said Steve LeGrice, the publisher and editor of Imagine That. "We're up here in New York, and there was clearly this huge enthusiasm for Sarah Palin, and at the same time all the people in the media world were sitting around scratching their heads" about how people could support her.

"What we decided to do is put out a magazine all in her own words," he said -- a magazine "without any opinion or anything added in. This is an independent project," said LeGrice, who has never met Palin but says he "would very much like" to. "We are not endorsed by her at all...."

The Palin issue contains what LeGrice said are family pictures of Palin not previously published by a magazine -- including her as a child with her siblings and a dead bear bleeding over a stump; picking through shot white birds; holding a cardboard box of fish freshly caught at an ice hole; and with moose antlers still attached to a fragment of bloody skull.

It also shows her as cute and chubby little girl with glasses, the lone brunette among three blond siblings...

LeGrice said the childhood and family photos were obtained from private sources by a photo editor. A spokeswoman for Palin declined to comment.

The volume's print run is "in the hundreds of thousands" and "a substantial number," LeGrice said -- and it has been selling well.
PatrickinOH is supposed to be shipping me one. I haven't seen them around here. Now I'm all excited. :)

Okay, now on to some more serious stuff. A report shows that although the oil companies are whining about their high tax rates, ConocoPhilips was more profitable in Alaska than anywhere else in the country under Palin's tax system. Excerpts from article in the Juneau Empire:

The companies have said high taxes are driving away investment, but they may be doing better in Alaska than they're letting on, however.

ConocoPhillips Co. data for 2009 released last week revealed that the company was highly profitable in Alaska but lost money elsewhere in the country....The state's other two major oil producers, BP and ExxonMobil Corp. haven't filed details about their Alaska operations.

For 2009, ConocoPhillips reported profits of $1.54 billion for its Alaska exploration and production operations, compared to a loss of $37 million for those operations elsewhere in the nation.

Other company operations, including refining and marketing, corporate overhead, chemicals and emerging businesses combined with the Alaska operations for a total company profit of $5.3 billion.

"It sounds like they're doing pretty well in Alaska, compared to the rest of the country," said House Minority Leader Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau. "It is amazing how they try to tell us one thing, while their own reports show something else," she said.

Kerttula led House Democrats who allied in recent years with former Gov. Sarah Palin and some Republicans to revamp Alaska's oil taxes with the Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share act.

Brian Wenzel, ConocoPhillips' Vice-President of Finance for Alaska operations, said the profit disparity between Alaska and elsewhere in the United States were primarily due to the plunge in natural gas prices down south.....

Rep. Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage has introduced a bill for progressive taxing, where taxes increase along with oil prices.

It is that upside potential that oil companies bet on, spending money to drill new wells with the hope that they'll pay off big when oil prices rise, Helene Harding, ConocoPhillips' vice-president for Alaska North Slope Operations and Development said last fall.

Speaking to the Resource Development Council in Anchorage, Harding said that's the payday companies hope for when they decide where to invest their dollars. And that's what Alaska's tax reforms eliminated, she said.

"You take away the upside, (and) it is extremely hard to compete for dollars,' she said.

Department of Revenue Petroleum Economist Cherie Nienhaus said the state's tax law was intended to reduce oil taxes when prices decline to ensure Alaska remains a profitable place for business.

"I'm not surprised they are profitable despite the oil price decline, that's the way it was intended to work," she said.

Rep. David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks, doubted reducing taxes would spur new development.

Under the old Economic Limit Factor tax system, many productive fields paid little or no tax regardless of development, he said.

"What economic development did they do when it was basically not taxed at all?" Guttenberg said.

And the debate rages on.

Krauthammer Copies Palin

Thanks to Sheya:

And here's Palin as Governor talking to the ADN about how Alaska needs to be more self-sufficient:

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ailes and Alaska

Fox News dude, Roger Ailes talked about Sarah Palin on ABC today:

And the state of Alaska is trying to clean up the mess left by the anklebiters in the wake of the 2008 election. The article is a tad biased, but here it is:

Attorney General Dan Sullivan has proposed broad changes to Alaska's ethics rules that Palin complained helped drive her out. One Sullivan recommendation that might sound familiar: Setting ethical standards for spouses and kids to travel with the governor or lieutenant governor at taxpayer expense.

Another would implement an opinion he issued in August, that the state could pay legal fees executive branch officials rack up fighting ethics complaints, if the official is exonerated by an attorney general, independent investigator or by the state Personnel Board, whose members are appointed by the governor.

Sullivan's proposals are on track to take effect after a review of public comments unless the legislature passes superseding law. The prospects for that happening - in an election year, with many Alaskans worried about job losses and energy prices - appear dim....

But at least one lawmaker believes any change to the ethics code should come from the Legislature, rather than from a political appointee.

Rep. Max Gruenberg, D-Anchorage, has introduced legislation with some provisions similar to Sullivan's for travel and legal fee reimbursement. He would like the state to put off implementation of Sullivan's plan, pending legislative action.

None of Sullivan's proposals would retroactively benefit Palin, according to the state's ethics attorney. But they do speak directly to complaints raised during her tumultuous two-and-a-half years in office, and are aimed at clearing up gray areas and, according to Sullivan, discouraging abuse.....

Her emergence on the national political scene prompted a flood of public records requests, the volume of which state officials hadn't seen before and are still working to fulfill, and set off a flurry of ethics complaints.

More than 20 complaints were filed against her with all but two, related to travel and a legal defense fund, dismissed, said her personal attorney, Thomas Van Flein.

While the defense fund issue is still pending, the travel complaint, related to Palin charging the state when her kids traveled with her, was settled, with Palin agreeing to reimburse the state for some questionable costs. The investigator's finding, that there is little in state rules to determine ethical travel standards for the first family, gave rise to Sullivan's proposal that a family member can tag along at state cost if his or her presence is required for state business or otherwise "benefits the state....."

At least two legislators, including one Democrat, are supporting measures to bar those lodging ethics complaints from taking their charges public. If they do, their complaints would be dismissed. The lawmakers said the proposal would reduce the frivolous or partisan complaints that they say besieged Palin.

"You want to make political points against Sarah Palin? Hire a hall," said Rep. Mike Doogan, an Anchorage Democrat and former journalist. "Don't make the state of Alaska your soapbox. ... This is really about what's right here, for anybody who finds themselves in that situation."

Anchorage resident Andree McLeod, who's filed numerous complaints against Palin, believes each had merit.

"This is the only avenue I have to address the misconduct of government officials," she said, adding that lawmakers are "totally out of line" if they believe any of her complaints were politically motivated.

Right, Andree. Riiiiiight:

I honestly think Andree's got a few screws loose. Just my personal opinion. Who on earth has the time to pour over thousands of documents? Does this woman have a life? Apparently not. She strikes me as a tad obsessed, and that's being extremely generous.

It spoke volumes when Andree showed up at the Personnel Board's press conference announcing that Palin had been cleared of the Troopergate charges, and the first thing Andree said was that the Independent Prosecutor spelled her name wrong. She's a few asteroids short of a belt, if you ask me.

To hear and see the press conference where Palin appointed Attorney General Dan Sullivan, go here , here, and here.

Happy Video Sunday

Interview during the campaign about hockey:

Random shaking of hands:

And just for fun:

And here's some cool pics to start out your day:

Palin You Tube Video Astroturfed?

It's one of those things that makes you go, "Hmmmm."

Who knows if there's anything to the story or not, but it does make you go, "Hmmmm."

I'll let others cover the actual story. Links here, here, and here. Well, the guy did finally admit that he produced the video. See here. Whether or not Obama was behind it, I have no idea, but it's interesting.

Discussion on Free Republic here.

In other news, on January 28th, Obama bowed to the Mayor of Tampa: