Showing posts with label Sarah Palin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sarah Palin. Show all posts

Monday, June 6, 2011

News reports 5 soldiers killed in Iraq but hey, Palin said something stupid again

Well at least this story made it to the top of the NBC online site.

NBC: 5 US soldiers die in Iraq rocket attack
Incident is the single largest loss of life for American military in the country in two years
NBC, and news services

NBC News' Jim Miklazewski reported that the troops died in a rocket attack that targeted a base in Baghdad.

However, a military statement gave no additional details about where the incident occurred or how they died.

The incident was under investigation and the names of the deceased were being withheld pending notification of the next of kin, the U.S. military said.

The deaths raised to 4,459 the number of American service members who have died in Iraq, according to an Associated Press count.
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5 US soldiers die in Iraq rocket attack

It also came before Palin on this morning's news report but didn't last very long.

You'd think a story like this would be more important than just a couple of minutes this morning on NBC, but they decided it was not as important as covering Palin and the rest of the political news. You'd think that the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan would matter more than a person the media turned into a celebrity. You may think way but it just goes to show how little the troops matter to broadcast media.

Palin: I didn't mess up Paul Revere history

Steven Senne / AP
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, accompanied by her youngest daughter Piper, right, speaks briefly with reporters while visiting Boston's North End neighborhood on Thursday.
Former Alaska governor says she wants to travel to Britain to meet Margaret Thatcher
WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin insisted Sunday that history was on her side when she claimed that Paul Revere's famous ride was intended to warn both British soldiers and his fellow colonists.

"You realize that you messed up about Paul Revere, don't you?" "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace asked the potential 2012 presidential candidate.

"I didn't mess up about Paul Revere," replied Palin, a paid contributor to the network.

"Part of his ride was to warn the British that were already there. That, hey, you're not going to succeed. You're not going to take American arms. You are not going to beat our own well-armed persons, individual, private militia that we have," she added. "He did warn the British."
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I didn't mess up Paul Revere history

In every state, we're reading about the men and women giving their lives up for the sake of this country, but national news wants us to think the troops have been forgotten about. We read about them coming home everyday and what they are up against back home, but they only merit coverage once in a while and then they only give the reports a few minutes.

NBC along with all the other stations should be ashamed of themselves. They may cover stories on their sites online but more people watch the news than read it. They decided what the American people think about and what they can just forget about. So why is Palin saying something stupid more important than another 5 fallen soldiers in Iraq?

They also thought that John Edwards mattered more too.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Harsh Words About Obama? Never Mind Now

Good but will their supporters now understand that what they heard from all of these people was not true?

Harsh Words About Obama? Never Mind Now
Published: November 8, 2008
That whole anti-American, friend-to-the-terrorists thing about President-elect Barack Obama? Never mind.

Just a few weeks ago, at the height of the campaign, Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota told Chris Matthews of MSNBC that, when it came to Mr. Obama, “I’m very concerned that he may have anti-American views.”

But there she was on Wednesday, after narrowly escaping defeat because of those comments, saying she was “extremely grateful that we have an African-American who has won this year.” Ms. Bachmann, a Republican, called Mr. Obama’s victory, which included her state, “a tremendous signal we sent.”

And it was not too long ago that Senator John McCain’s running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, accused Mr. Obama of “palling around with terrorists.”

But she took an entirely different tone on Thursday, when she chastised reporters for asking her questions about her war with some staff members in the McCain campaign at such a heady time. “Barack Obama has been elected president,” Ms. Palin said. “Let us, let us — let him — be able to kind of savor this moment, one, and not let the pettiness of maybe internal workings of the campaign erode any of the recognition of this historic moment that we’re in. And God bless Barack Obama and his beautiful family.”
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

FOX news reports the truth about Palin, almost too late

If FOX had been paying attention, they would have known how bad Palin would have been as a Vice-President a heartbeat away from McCain at 72! Bravo to Carl Cameron anyway. It almost came too late but at least the supporters she had can find some comfort she didn't get that close to being in charge of this entire nation.

Fox: Palin didn't know Africa is a continent
David Edwards and Nick Juliano
Published: Thursday November 6, 2008

So just how woefully unqualified was Sarah Palin? Now that the election's over, aides to John McCain's campaign are starting to dish on the former Republican vice presidential nominee. The Alaska governor who bragged about being able to see Russia from her home state was pretty uninformed on even the most basic details of the world, it appears.

As Fox News's Carl Cameron reported Wednesday, Palin allegedly thought Africa was a country -- not a continent -- and didn't know which countries were a party to the North American Free Trade Agreement. (That would be the US, Mexico and Canada.)Cameron's report joins negative portrayals of Palin in Newsweek and the New York Times, which on Thursday revealed that Palin had not prepared for her disastrous interview with CBS's Katie Couric and did not inform McCain officials that she had scheduled an interview with two Canadian pranksters posing as French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sorry Sarah Palin, real America noticed

Real America, pro-America, in case Palin forgot, are the cities and towns all across this country and the over 300 million people who live in them. They are the men and women who get up everyday, go to work, when they still have jobs, worry about their families and do the best they can everyday. They are the men and women who come from every part of this nation, again in big cities and tiny towns, who serve in the military, the veterans who have served along with the families of all of them. They are the men and women who serve in the police and fire departments, the first responders, EMT's and National Guards along with the Reservists. They are the doctors and the nurses, teachers, you name it. They all make us "Real America" but Palin wouldn't notice that. She thinks they are just the people who support McCain and her, the rest of us, well it all goes along with the same kind of talk that called people like me "unpatriotic" when we wanted accountability from the Bush administration, wanted him to answer to us and when what he did was no longer supported by the American people, we expected him to be held responsible for the way things turned out. We were called all kinds of names from people like Palin.

None of what we did as Americans mattered to people like her. Why should we? Why would we matter to someone so isolated that she thinks "Joe six pack" represents us?

Americans are tired of feeling as if they don't matter or they matter less because they have different ideas. They are tired of feeling as if their faith is of lesser value if they worship in a different place than those who hold the power. They are tired of hearing how someone who is Muslim should be ashamed just as they are tired of hearing that any other faith other than people like Palin is something to be ashamed of. Sorry but, I don't believe in the way Palin believes that in her faith the woman needs to submit to her husband and that witches should still be hunted out of town. I don't believe that women who are raped should have to suffer even more by being forced to pay for the rape kits to find out who raped them or to be forced to deliver a child if the rape caused pregnancy or if a father rapes a daughter. Alaska is the highest state for rape and is also right up there on drugs but Palin wants everyone to think that she did such a fine job as Mayor and then Governor that it's like a Norman Rockwell world of perfection.

Palin's values are not what "real Americans" value because we all hold our own values, morals and ideas. It's too late to take back what she said. She can apologize for saying it but she can't say that she didn't mean it. She said it too many times to pass it off as a slip of the tongue.
October 21, 2008
Palin apologizes for patriot 'pro-America areas' comment
Posted: 04:31 PM ET

(CNN) – Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin apologized Tuesday for any misunderstanding that resulted when she referred last week to the patriotic values of "the real America" and the "pro-America areas of this great nation."

Democrats and others immediately criticized Palin, alleging she was saying that some part of the country are more patriotic than others.

Palin denied that was her intention in an interview with CNN on Tuesday.

"I don't want that misunderstood," Palin said. "If that's the way it came across, I apologize."

Speaking at a fund-raiser in North Carolina, the Alaska governor said: "We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard-working, very patriotic, um, very, um, pro-America areas of this great nation."
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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Palin speech raises record $10 million in a day,,,for Obama

After Palin speech, Obama has record $10 million day
Posted: 08:50 PM ET
(CNN) – Barack Obama's campaign for president has raised $10 million since Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin spoke Wednesday night, the campaign announced, calling it a "one-day record."
Palin, the governor of Alaska, launched harsh attacks on Obama, accusing him of being two-faced and a political lightweight with no significant legislative accomplishments.
"Coverage of the Palin attacks on the news this evening just pushed us over $10 million," Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in an e-mail to reporters Wednesday night.
The Republican Party announced earlier in the day it had raised $1 million in the wake of Palin's speech.(Update with new fundraising total)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

McCain was against Palin before he was for her?

McCain had criticized earmarks from Palin
Three times in recent years, the Arizona senator's lists of 'objectionable' pork spending have included earmarks requested by his new running mate.
By Tom Hamburger, Richard Simon and Janet Hook Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
September 3, 2008
WASILLA, ALASKA - For much of his long career in Washington, John McCain has been throwing darts at the special spending system known as earmarking, through which powerful members of Congress can deliver federal cash for pet projects back home with little or no public scrutiny. He's even gone so far as to publish "pork lists" detailing these financial favors.Three times in recent years, McCain's catalogs of "objectionable" spending have included earmarks for this small Alaska town, requested by its mayor at the time -- Sarah Palin.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Big election on small issues

When Obama said that we shouldn't vote on a big election for small issues, some of the people in this country were just not listening. They still want to vote on what someone does in their private life. I'm not just addressing the right who want to control what a woman does with her body, or those who want to make sure gay people cannot be afforded the equal rights the rest of us have. I'm talking about those who think Bristol Palin's pregnancy is an issue on both sides. The "right" think it's great and a fine example of deciding to keep a child, while the "left" want to point out that she's only 17 and was taught "abstinence only" along with even more who still claim that Trig is her child pointing to pictures taken of her before Trig was born and slim now that her mother says she's five months pregnant. Statments made are they "support the choice she made to have the baby" but they don't want anyone else to have the same right to decide what to do. Is it something to gossip about? Sure but it is not something to vote over. What happens in Palin's family has no bearing on your family or on mine.

Palin wanted all she could get for her tiny town, wanted to separate Alaska from the rest of the US and wanted the bridge to nowhere while she was supporting Stevens, then said she didn't want it because of the backlash. She then tries to portray herself as against earmarks. This all has to do with your family and mine. She has been under investigation for getting someone fired because they wouldn't fire her ex-brother-in-law, a State Trooper who was serving the people of Alaska. This also has to do with your family and mine. The actions of Palin have a lot to do with us.

Palin does not know anything about the big issues facing us. The people supporting her are focused on guns, abortion and gay rights. It's their right to think that the rest of it doesn't matter like global warning, science, diplomacy, energy conservation, the economy, the infrastructure, education on and on, all big issues that do matter to their family.

We cannot get thru to the "right" when it comes to what really matters to us and I think it's time we gave up trying. We need to focus on the people in this country, 60% who do not vote. We need to make sure they get it. That they understand when they decide to not vote, they end up supporting the people who have taken this country into a direction that is destroying it. We need to make sure the students understand that what the elected do today will affect the rest of their lives. We need to make sure people understand they are responsible for elections even if they do not pay attention.

An example of this is the amount of veterans being interviewed about John McCain. How many times do we have to read they are supporting him because he is one of them? After all, how can they miss that fact when almost every time he opens his mouth he reminds them? What they do miss is his deplorable voting record on veterans. They need to make an educated decision. If even knowing the facts about McCain's record they still feel loyal to him, it's a problem nothing can open their eyes to.

We need to pay attention and focus on the big issues and make sure they know what we face. If we focus on Palin's daughter, then we will get what we deserve. Stop wasting time on the sex lives of someone else when we can't even manage to feed the hungry or house the homeless now.

This is the last time I will post about Bristol Palin. Believe me, I've seen the pictures and had to stop myself from posting about all that is in the blog world. Wow was I tempted but then I read about another veteran who committed suicide and understood that the Palin story belongs in the gossip magazines.

Now this does matter
Palin's Alaska Town Secured Big Fed $$$ 384
Washington Post: Gov. Palin Hired Lobby Firm To Secure $27 Million For Town Of 6,700

Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain just gave election to Obama on a silver platter

McCain picks Alaska governor as running mate
John McCain has chosen Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice-presidential candidate on the Republican ticket for the White House, a senior McCain campaign official has told CNN. The 44-year-old Palin, now in her first term as governor, is a pioneering figure in Alaska, the first woman and the youngest person to hold the state's top political job.

Palin's term has not been without controversy. A legislative investigation is looking into allegations that Palin fired Alaska's public safety commissioner because he refused to fire the governor's former brother-in-law, a state trooper.

Palin acknowledged that a member of her staff made a call to a trooper in which the staffer suggested he was speaking for the governor.

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Just think of the vision of something happening to the senior senator and Palin becoming president! This is just too stupid to believe. Does McCain have any respect left at all for the Republicans or the American people? No wonder they can't give away 10,000 seats to their convention.