Wednesday, September 3

MORE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SARAH PALIN

From Alternet

Palin supports gunning down wolves from planes. . .

Palin doesn't believe global warming is man-made. . . According to the Washington Post, "Sarah Palin told voters there she wasn't sure climate change wasn't simply part of a natural warming cycle." Palin told the conservative Web site NewsMax, "I'm not one . . . who would attribute it to being man-made."

Palin staunchly opposes abortion, even in cases of rape and incest

Palin is under investigation for allegedly abusing her power as governor to help her sister in a messy divorce

A so-called political reformer, Palin has big money ties to Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, who has been indicted for political corruption

During her time as mayor, Palin drove a town deep into debt

Palin Tried to Ban Books From Local Library. . . Time reports that as mayor Palin asked the town librarian how to go about banning books from the local library. News reports from the time show that the librarian, who, strangely enough, was opposed to a tactic commonly employed by totalitarian regimes, had her job threatened for not giving her "full support" to the mayor.

Palin Apparently Doesn't Put 'Country First' . . . Officials of the Alaskan Independence Party say that Palin was once so independent she was once a member of their party, which since the 1970s has been pushing for a legal vote for Alaskans to decide whether or not residents of the 49th state can secede from the United States. And while McCain's motto -- as seen in a new TV ad -- is "Country First," the AIP's motto is the exact opposite -- "Alaska First - Alaska Always."

McCain, when introducing Palin on Friday in Ohio, praised her as a champion for "reform to end the abuses of earmark spending." . . . Under her leadership, the state of Alaska has requested 31 earmarks worth $197.8 million in next year's federal budget …

From the age of 12 and for most of her adult life, Sarah Palin attended the Wasilla Assembly of God. . . The Huffington Post writes that the Church's preacher Ed Kalinins "preached that critics of President Bush will be banished to hell; questioned whether people who voted for Sen. John Kerry in 2004 would be accepted to heaven; charged that the 9/11 terrorist attacks and war in Iraq were part of a war 'contending for your faith;' and said that Jesus 'operated from that position of war mode.' [Said Kilinins], "What you see in Iraq, basically, is a manifestation of what's going on in this unseen world called the spirit world. … We need to think like Jesus thinks. . . Jesus called us to die. You're worried about getting hurt? He's called us to die."

In an address to the church three months ago, Palin also used disconcertingly religious language to frame the conflict in Iraq: "Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God," she exhorted the congregants. "That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God's plan."

4 Comments:

At 7:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed Kalinins "preached that critics of President Bush will be banished to hell"

Well, since Bush is almost done turning the USA into hell on Earth, he's not far off.

 
At 7:52 AM, Blogger Elderlady said...

My stomach isn't strong enough to watch the Republican convention.

I can only comment on what I read.

On the AIP, her husband was a member until 2002. Looks like that lapel pin she always wears, is an Alaska flag, not a United States flag. Motto of the AIP is "Alaska First - Alaska Always."

She has a special needs child. As Governor of Alaska, she has at least one "nanny", and great health insurance. For the other "special needs" children in Alaska, she cut funding for their programs - some 62%.

She wants "creationism" taught in the schools, and tried to fire the Wasilla Town Librarian, because she wouldn't remove books from the library, that Palin thought were "inappropriate." (Science books.)

She is a "family values" Republican, who can't manage her own family.

She touts here "experience" and "responsibilities" as a small town Mayor. However, because she could not handle that job, the town council wanted to hire a city manager. Additionally, after inheriting a budget surplus when she took office as Mayor of Wasilla, when she left, she left the town some $20 million in debt.

Looking at her very thin resume, overall, she has neither "executive experience" nor personal good judgment.

And McCain, "putting country first" (end sarcasm) wants to foist her on the American people.

It boggles the mind.

 
At 5:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.oilempire.us/palin.html
Vice President Sarah Palin?
cementing the official illusion about Alaskan oil

 
At 12:13 AM, Anonymous Husker said...

These accusations are simply stupid. None of them have been proven. In fact, the absurd notion that she was part of an "independance party" is laughable. We settled the issue of seccesion in 1865. I am incensed that anyone would she "she can't manage her own family". Talk about sexist!

 

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