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Another Silly Mistake by Sarah Palin

Another Silly Mistake by Sarah Palin

Commented Nov 12, 2008 at 16:09:10 in Politics

“What she probably meant is not "Harry Potter wasn't even out during my terms as Wasila mayor" but "Harry Potter only came out after my book-banning period".
I haven't fact-checked this, but what is the story on her involvement in having the book "Pastor, I'm gay" (I think it was called) taken from the shelves in local bookstores?”

taddles on Nov 12, 2008 at 17:58:33

“I think the whole thing with the Harry Potter stuff was because someone had posted a list of books that one group or another had tried to ban in the US and they incorrectly attributed the list to Palin.

As I recall, Palin made several overtures to the city Librarian about removing books from the library right after she was elected to the city council. Her church had been in a fight with the town to get the book, "Pastor I'm gay", banned. No surprise then that when their darling Sara ran for City Council, her church came out and voted her in. In essence, her church got her elected to the City Council so she could ban a book they didn't like. Gotta love small town politics.

So, instead of just saying that the Harry Potter book was on a list that was incorrectly attributed to her, she went and made yet another dumb comment which is easily debunked. This just adds to the mountain of stupid comments she's made in the past 3 months that goes to her credibility, honesty and integrity.”
The Case For Palin As <i>Time</i> Person Of The Year

The Case For Palin As Time Person Of The Year

Commented Nov 12, 2008 at 15:47:42 in Politics

“Palin: poster-child for the Peter Principle.
If you're going to give her the Time award, it should be because she was the deciding factor in many people's mind for voting for the Other Guy.”
Poll: 64 Percent Of Republicans Want Palin To Run In 2012

Poll: 64 Percent Of Republicans Want Palin To Run In 2012

Commented Nov 8, 2008 at 01:20:28 in Politics

“Anybody fancy scooting over to palintology.com and reporting the "87% of Americans want Sarah to run in 2012" figure? Anonymously, of course...”
Poll: 64 Percent Of Republicans Want Palin To Run In 2012

Poll: 64 Percent Of Republicans Want Palin To Run In 2012

Commented Nov 8, 2008 at 01:18:03 in Politics

“Doing the maths, that's 87% of Americans want her to run for president next time around (assuming Republicans account for 36% of electorate right now). I hope that number somehow filters through to her and inspires her to actually run... as deliberately misleading as that stat is, of course ;-)”
Right-Wing Attack Group Funder's Company Going Bankrupt

Right-Wing Attack Group Funder's Company Going Bankrupt

Commented Nov 7, 2008 at 23:25:47 in Politics

“Except that that's not the full story on the collapse of the USSR. Part of it, yes, but not the whole story. Nor was Afghanistan the ultimate cause, although that didn't help either.”
Top Aide: We Had

Top Aide: We Had "Zero" Meetings About Issue Of Obama's Race

Commented Nov 7, 2008 at 23:01:57 in Politics

“Buckminster Fuller once defined a racist as someone who believed in race. A fine way of putting it. There's only one race we belong to... the human race.”

quiviran on Nov 8, 2008 at 09:36:47

“Bucky was pretty smart about a lot of things. Got to reread "Synegetics" and "Critical Path". The world may have caught up with him.”

retrocozayshin on Nov 8, 2008 at 02:34:59

“Would be nice if people would stop trying to ignore our differences, and instead learn to celebrate our differences. Skin color isn't really the issue I'm speaking of as much as culture, and there ARE differences in cultures. There's not just one culture. We should be embracing our differences, and learning from each other.”
Sarah Palin's Clothes: GOP Lawyer Dispatched To Alaska To Retrieve Some

Sarah Palin's Clothes: GOP Lawyer Dispatched To Alaska To Retrieve Some

Commented Nov 7, 2008 at 22:59:55 in Politics

“Oy vey! Again with the pictures of Palin. A stock image of a coat-hanger would have done fine!”

NoMoreFreepers on Nov 10, 2008 at 03:56:06

“An image of a wire hanger for Palin illustrates her views on women's reproductive rights, indeed.

Thank God Obama won and Roe V. Wade won't be overturned!!

In the words of Joan Crawford, NO MORE WIRE HANGERS!!!”
McCain To Leno For First Post-Election Appearance

McCain To Leno For First Post-Election Appearance

Commented Nov 7, 2008 at 22:57:35 in Politics

“Obama: make sure you have secret service guard that day. McCain has an alibi...”
Former Defense Official: Obama Keeping Gates The

Former Defense Official: Obama Keeping Gates The "Dumbest Thing I've Ever Heard"

Commented Nov 7, 2008 at 22:50:37 in Politics

“Obama: don't think you have to appease the old guard. Dump Gates. You have enough people expecting you to really be an agent for change here, rolling back on all the spying, fearmongering, fantasy-based policy making and the like. Don't hamstring yourself by accepting a cuckoo's egg here or in any other of your team choices.
You need to roll back on FISA, on engagement in the illegal wars, the torture, etc. You need to cut the military spending and make the USA safe through diplomacy, re-instating human rights, fighting corruption and getting the economy back on track. Not by digging a bigger hole with the stupid Manifest Destiny and imperialist crap.”
Filibuster-Proof Democratic Majority Begins to Line Up in U.S. Senate

Filibuster-Proof Democratic Majority Begins to Line Up in U.S. Senate

Commented Nov 7, 2008 at 22:29:48 in Home

“Agree. Except note that Diebold is now called Premier Election Systems. They deserve to be shut down (as opposed to what'll probably happen: another name change).”
When Randy Met Sarah

When Randy Met Sarah

Commented Nov 7, 2008 at 22:26:07 in Politics

“With Sarah's credentials, maybe she can try out as a Bond girl?”
Palin Calls Her Critics

Palin Calls Her Critics "Jerks," "Cowardly"

Commented Nov 7, 2008 at 22:15:38 in Politics

“> Did anyone see the Jon Stewart interview of the current Wasilla Mayor? She is as dumb as Palin.
I saw it, but I didn't see her as dumb. Just didn't have an awful lot to do besides hold a staff meeting one day of the week and sign checks on another. She did seem a little confused by the question of what she did, though, so I can see your point.”
Palin Calls Her Critics

Palin Calls Her Critics "Jerks," "Cowardly"

Commented Nov 7, 2008 at 22:04:48 in Politics

“I was expecting that as soon as I heard her comment. I had the feeling that it wasn't just the anonymous comments from within her own camp that was on her mind...”
Robert Gibbs: Press Secretary

Robert Gibbs: Press Secretary

Commented Nov 6, 2008 at 14:36:08 in Politics

“Hehe... I love the pose in the photo... anyone else reminded of "Comical Ali?"
http://img248.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bushattemptstoreassuremdf5.jpg
Source Of

Source Of "Infanticide" Smear Says America Elected "A Barbarian"

Commented Nov 6, 2008 at 14:15:38 in Politics

“"we are fooling ourselves if we think the United States is still a Christian nation," she said.
If only that were true. If only the USA dropped the "One Nation Under God" and "Manifest Destiny" schtick and replaced it with something more inclusive and multi-lateral like "One Nation Among Many" (and proud of our diversity!).”
Bush's Memoir: Publishers Say No Thanks

Bush's Memoir: Publishers Say No Thanks

Commented Nov 6, 2008 at 14:10:39 in Politics

“I bet more people buy the "goat book":
http://www.amazon.com/Reading-Mastery-Level-Storybook-Rainbow/dp/0026863553/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_i
Might be more at the level of whatever fans Bush has left, too.”
Palin Once Greeted McCain Staff Wearing Only A Towel

Palin Once Greeted McCain Staff Wearing Only A Towel

Commented Nov 5, 2008 at 12:17:32 in Politics

“Ugh. I need mental soap for my eyes. Wouldn't a picture of a towel have been more appropriate for this story?”
President Obama: Barack Obama Becomes America's 44th President

President Obama: Barack Obama Becomes America's 44th President

Commented Nov 5, 2008 at 01:13:31 in Politics

“Or just find a new supplier of Zombie juice...”
President Obama: Barack Obama Becomes America's 44th President

President Obama: Barack Obama Becomes America's 44th President

Commented Nov 5, 2008 at 01:12:26 in Politics

“Ou est le Centre de George Pompidou?”
Keith Olbermann Reacts To

Keith Olbermann Reacts To "SNL" Sketch, Proves Palin Altered "SNL" Script

Commented Nov 5, 2008 at 01:01:06 in Media

“Keith, "I need you like Ben Affleck needs acting lessons". Though admittedly, Ben seems to be doing OK without acting lessons.
PS Durka Durka Mohammed Jihad”
Keith Olbermann Reacts To

Keith Olbermann Reacts To "SNL" Sketch, Proves Palin Altered "SNL" Script

Commented Nov 5, 2008 at 00:58:37 in Media

“Ah, but he got the Churchill quote wrong... not "arrogant pedantry"; "arrant ", not "arrogant" is more commonly ascribed, but see: http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~brians/errors/churchill.html”
Saturday Night Live's Olbermann Sketch: Affleck's Pompous, Cat-Owning Keith (VIDEO)

Saturday Night Live's Olbermann Sketch: Affleck's Pompous, Cat-Owning Keith (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 5, 2008 at 00:38:03 in Media

“Love the 360 chair spin. Massachusetts under Mitt Romney was pretty funny too.”
Obama: McCain Deserves

Obama: McCain Deserves "Credit" On Wright

Commented Nov 4, 2008 at 11:58:01 in Politics

“William Gibson on the end of segregation, among other things
http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/source/agrippa.asp
When the colored restroom
was no longer required
they knocked open the cinderblock
and extended the magazine rack
to new dimensions,
a cool fluorescent cave of dreams
smelling faintly and forever of disinfectant,
perhaps as well of the travelled fears
of those dark uncounted others who,
moving as though contours of hot iron,
were made thus to dance
or not to dance
as the law saw fit.”

Noworries2008 on Nov 4, 2008 at 22:58:44

“segregation? what?


is that what you want ? another era of segregation? are you one of the many will make this a race issue?”
Election Predictions: Pundits Weigh In

Election Predictions: Pundits Weigh In

Commented Nov 4, 2008 at 11:15:06 in Politics

“Another question about terminology: What's "redistricting"? Is this a synonym for "gerrymandering"?”

soameshaley on Nov 4, 2008 at 12:38:09

“re-districting = gerrymandering. Kind of like what they did in Illinois to give Obama's district all of Hyde Park etc..

Works both ways friend.”
Election Predictions: Pundits Weigh In

Election Predictions: Pundits Weigh In

Commented Nov 4, 2008 at 11:12:38 in Politics

“What's with this word "blowout"? Isn't the meaning like getting a puncture and not being able to finish the race? What's wrong with the word "landslide"?”
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