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“A girl, a woman, a young lady has not headlined [Glastonbury] in 20 years. So this is history.”
+ AMA Adopts New Policies at Annual Meeting | The American Medical Association now recommends that nutritional counseling be included in insurance plans for pregnant women and new mothers and that advertisers consult youth health experts in order to promote a healthy body image.
+ GOP: What War On Women? | It’s important that 2012 voters remember the undermining of women perpetrated by the Republican majority in Congress.
The reporter did ask a few of them if they’re feminists, a word which they were more reluctant than Sarah Palin to embrace. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler said she’s “pro-woman, just like I’m pro-family, just like I’m pro-man.” Rep. Diana Black said, “I can tell you I’m not a feminist; I respect both the male and the female perspective. The creator made us different for a reason, and both of those perspectives are important.” (more…)
Let’s all give a warm welcome to the newest member of the Palin family:Â Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston. Now, that’s a mouthful. His initials are the same length as my first name. Ridonkulous. I wish TEMJ the best of luck in life. Especially with a name like a Tripp. I actually once lived on Tripp Avenue. Great street name. However, I don’t know how it will hold up as a first name. Whatever, this is still an Alaskan we’re talking about. Anything goes, right?
If there is anything that gets a message across or brings attention to issues, it has to be online games. From Kung-Fu Election to the Throw a Shoe at Bush! game, we have seen the Internet react to a whole variety of current events and topics. To bring in the holiday season,PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has released their own Holiday Snowball Fight to combat those fur-wearin’, animal-hatin’ celebrities.
AKM, the blogger behind one Alaska’s great political blogs, The Mudflats, sums the game up well:
The purpose of this game is to pelt (forgive the pun) with snowballs, celebrities who areÂ â€œfoes of animalsâ€.Â There are four levels to the game.Â In the first, we meet Madonna and other fur-draped celebsÂ in a shopping mall, then Colonel Sanders and Charlton Heston rise from the dead.Â But the fourth and final level features none other thanâ€¦.you guessed itâ€¦.Sarah Palin; gun totinâ€™, bikini wearinâ€™ Sarah Palin, who is wired for the mission of bagging Â Santaâ€™s reindeer, and itâ€™s up to us to save them.Â You have to pelt 10 Sarahs to pass the level, and thereby win the game.
More after the jump… (more…)
Everyone seems to have a theory about what Gov. Sarah Palin is going to do now that the election is over. David Letterman has some thoughts:
More likely, however, is this Daily Kos blog piece:
There are many in our party, and in the DailyKos community, who believe that Gov. Sarah Palin is finished in public life, that she has been humiliated, disgraced and permanently retired to an ice floe off the Pribilof Islands for a long, quiet life of snowmobile races and muktuk dinners. Â I am not among them.
I tend to agree. While we may think now that having Sarah Palin run again in 2012 would mean an easy reelection for President-Elect Obama (I love saying that!), I think that many people underestimate the ability for her to change. We know that she’s charismatic, we know that, while unread, she is not stupid (by that, I mean that she may not know NOW that Africa is a continent, but I truly believe that in 4 years she will actually know what she’s talking about simply because she’s not an idiot). And, we know that a lot of people love her.
Expect her back in 4 years, this time as a serious contender for the presidency.
Sarah Palin has accused Barack Obama of being friends with a former PLO spokesperson.Â Although the PLO is now a mainstream party, especially when compared extremists like Hamas (or Likud), Obama’s freind worked for the PLO in the 70s and 80s when they were unabashidly a terrorist organization.Â Except they’re not friends.Â And he never worked for the PLO.
Weekend Update’s Palin Rap, the funniest Palin related SNL sketch yet.
Some of the comments made are offensive…
As I was reading CNN.com, I came across this disturbing policy during Palin’s years as Mayor of Wasilla.
It seems Governor Palin, while mayor of Wasilla, allowed her police chief to charge women for their rape exams. These exams can cost up to $1000, not to mention the psychological and emotional damage one suffers from rape. The rape rate in Alaska is 2.5 times the national average, and the Democrats in Alaska have been trying to combat this staggering statistic. A former state Rep. Eric Croft (D) sponsored a law that required free rape exam kits in the 90s, and he said the only continual resistance he encounted was Wasilla, of which Palin was the mayor from ’96 to ’02. Luckily, Alaska’s legislature banned the charge in 2002, but for Palin, who is supposedly advocating women’s rights, to be a party to this ridiculous situation is horrible. Lucky for Palin, the records in the town show no evidence that Palin knew her police chief was vehemently opposed to Croft’s law, but in a small town, fighting against state legislature… I think as the mayor, she would have to know. For the police chief’s excuse, I must admit, it is quite legitimate. According to Fannon (the police chief), “I just don’t want to see any more burden on the taxpayer.” Yes, Fannon, let’s not raise taxes on the good people of Wasilla, and simply force the women, who are 2.5 times likelier to be raped in Alaska, pay for the examination of their rape. Yes, because the rape is not emotionally damaging enough. On the economic side, Palin reviewed the budgets for each segment of the local government, and she cut the “Miscellaneous” (which paid for the rape kits) in half as soon as she became mayor.
The McCain-Palin team keeps telling us that the prevention of domestic assault and sexual assault are number one on Palin’s list, but how are we supposed to believe that when her record says otherwise?
Finally someone speaking exactly what everyone is thinking.