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September 09, 2008

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Dave G

ljd3@ptd.net

How shocking….the Republicans are lying their way into the White House…isn't that their usual strategy…where is the news in that. I feel like I did playing with bullies on the playground…feeling like I had to take the high road and not fight back because I did not want to lower myself to their dirty tricks, etc., but for the sake of this country, Obama and Biden need to take off the gloves and ATTACK! Stop calling McCain your friend and stop being afraid of being called a sexist and take it to Ms. Palin….she does not speak for any woman I know and in fact terrifies them, both Dems and Republicans alike.

TBL

Is it true that you're planning to power one of your snow machines from biofuels distilled from the fat of surplus polar bears?
Cool! Who says your old lady can't think outside the Warshington Box?!

Priceless

by Deepak Chopra

Sometimes politics has the uncanny effect of mirroring the national psyche even when nobody intended to do that.

This is perfectly illustrated by the rousing effect that Gov. Sarah Palin had on the Republican convention in Minneapolis this week. On the surface, she outdoes former Vice President Dan Quayle as an unlikely choice, given her negligent parochial expertise in the complex affairs of governing.

Her state of Alaska has less than 700,000 residents, which reduces the job of governor to the scale of running one-tenth of New York City. By comparison, Rudy Giuliani is a towering international figure.

Palin’s pluck has been admired, and her forthrightness, but her real appeal goes deeper.

She is the reverse of Barack Obama, in essence his shadow, deriding his idealism and turning negativity into a cause for pride.

In psychological terms the shadow is that part of the psyche that hides out of sight, countering our aspirations, virtue, and vision with qualities we are ashamed to face: anger, fear, revenge, violence, selfishness, and suspicion of “the other.”

For millions of Americans, Obama triggers those feelings, but they don’t want to express them. He is calling for us to reach for our higher selves, and frankly, that stirs up hidden reactions of an unsavory kind. (Just to be perfectly clear, I am not making a verbal play out of the fact that Sen. Obama is black.

The shadow is a metaphor widely in use before his arrival on the scene.) I recognize that psychological analysis of politics is usually not welcome by the public, but I believe such a perspective can be helpful here to understand Palin’s message. In her acceptance speech Gov. Palin sent a rousing call to those who want to celebrate their resistance to change and a higher vision

Look at what she stands for:

* Small town values — a nostaligic return to simpler times disguises a denial of America’s global role, a return to petty, small-minded parochialism.

* Ignorance of world affairs — a repudiation of the need to repair America’s image abroad.

* Family values — a code for walling out anybody who makes a claim for social justice.
Such strangers, being outside the family, don’t need to be needed.

* Rigid stands on guns and abortion — a scornful repudiation that these issues can be negotiated with those who disagree.

* Patriotism — the usual fallback in a failed war.

* ”Reform” — an italicized term, since in addition to cleaning out corruption and excessive spending, one also throws out anyone who doesn’t fit your ideology.

Palin reinforces the overall message of the reactionary right, which has been in play since 1980, that social justice is liberal-radical, that minorities and immigrants, being different from “us” pure American types, can be ignored, that progressivism takes too much effort and globalism is a foreign threat.

The radical right marches under the banners of “I’m all right, Jack,” and “Why change? Everything’s OK as it is.”

The irony, of course, is that Gov. Palin is a woman and a reactionary at the same time. She can add mom to apple pie on her resume, while blithely reversing forty years of feminist progress.

The irony is superficial; there are millions of women who stand on the side of conservatism, however obviously they are voting against their own good.

The Republicans have won multiple national elections by raising shadow issues based on fear, rejection, hostility to change, and narrow-mindedness

Obama’s call for higher ideals in politics can’t be seen in a vacuum.

The shadow is real; it was bound to respond.

Not just conservatives possess a shadow — we all do.

So what comes next is a contest between the two forces of progress and inertia. Will the shadow win again, or has its furtive appeal become exhausted? No one can predict.

The best thing about Gov. Palin is that she brought this conflict to light, which makes the upcoming debate honest.

It would be a shame to elect another Reagan, whose smiling persona was a stalking horse for the reactionary forces that have brought us to the demoralized state we are in. We deserve to see what we are getting, without disguise.

Rueben Drones

Dave G is right about us having to fight back. We gotta kick 'em in the nuts. America loves a good kick in the nuts. Can you imagine America's Funniest Videos w/out them? And when they call "sexism", kick 'em in the nuts. When they call "ageism", kick 'em in the nuts. And then kick 'em in the nuts, some more. C'mon, Barry. You can do it. You have to do it.

James Feger

NUTS !!!

If the far left liberals were to describe their political choices in terms of nutritional value! It would seem as though they would have to come up with something like a can of mixed nuts: There is the peanut (Reid), the hazel nut (Pelosi), the walnut (Biden), and the macadamia nut (Obama). And, let’s not forget their intended to include nut, the
“cash-you” (tax) nut.

Now, nuts do have nutritional value, but a whole meal they do not make. Even if you separate the nuts into three meals, peanuts and hazel nuts for breakfast, walnuts for lunch, and macadamia and “cash-you” nuts for dinner, it leaves a lot to be desired. And although these mixed nuts are a combination of less than fifty per-cent peanuts and considered a deluxe nut package, no one should be crazy enough to believe that the value/rule of life under a diet of nuts is going to benefit anyone except the nut packers.

Nuts are a good snack, but in terms of a political nutritional choice, I’m going with McCain and Palin. They just look like they know what a well-balanced self reliant, freedom spirited American should be served for their social and political health. And, when they speak, they speak to our sense of independence, our social conscious, and our common sense.

As far as I’m concerned, I’ve heard enough of what the deluxe nuts have done and what they intend to do. I’m not in a state of denial, a subconsciously depressed citizen with latent tendencies of becoming a socialist, and I don’t want to be spoken to like I’m. But, after this November, it won’t matter, the liberals will have to vacuum seal and shelve their deluxe, mixed-up nuts.

I’m dieting and dinning with whatever the McCain’s and Palins will be cooking up. And, I’m going to vote for them to serve us from out of the White House’s kitchen. (And, if I want a snack, I’ll eat popcorn)

Mike

Todd,

I don't mean any offense but this campaign is not about you it's about Sarah and her running mate, Mr. McCain. I think it would be much more appropriate and effective to have a tshirt with Sarah shooting the machine gun from a snow mobile. Those Defense Dept videos showing her shooting assalt rifles on CNN are really hot and would help bring real Americans to the voting booth for the Republicans in November. This is the most important election in our lifetime, and we need to focus on Sarah.

OSMR

Beans!!!

If the far right conservatives were to describe their political choices in terms of substance, it would seem as though they would have to come up with something like beans: There is the lima (Voinovich), the castor (Boehner), the white bean (Palin), and the navy bean (Mccain). And, let’s not forget their intended to include bean, the “magic” (as in your future) bean.

Now, beans have nutritional value, but a whole meal they do not make. Even if you separate the beans into three meals, limas and white for breakfast, castors for lunch, and navy beans for dinner, it leaves a lot to be desired and gas out the butt to boot. And although this mix of beans is onsidered a deluxe bean package, no one should be crazy enough to believe that life under a diet of beans is going to benefit anyone except the bean peddlers.

Beans are a good food, but in terms of a political "nutritional" choice, I’m going with Obama and Biden. Unlike the bean peddlers on the far right, Obama and Biden have had the courage to articulate what a well-balanced, self reliant, freedom spirited American can and should expect from their leaders and their government. And, when they speak, they speak to our sense of courage, independence, our social conscience, and our common sense.

As far as I’m concerned, I’ve had enough of what the bean peddlers have been selling: the divisive hate they foster, the economy the have wrecked, the senseless petro-wars, and what they intend to do next. My name is not Jack, this is not a fairy tale, and there are no magic beans. But, after this November, it won’t matter. The bean peddlers will have to pack and shelf their deluxe, magic beans to try and peddle to another generation.

I’m dieting and dinning with whatever the Obamas and Bidens are cooking up. And, I’m going to vote for them to serve us from out of the White House kitchen!
(And, if I want a snack, I’ll eat nuts---thanks for the idea, James!!)

Zenboy

Through the Palindome, the first ever holodeck for politicians, the political candidates can experience what it is like to walk in the shoes of their opponents, by living their lives in approximately 15 minutes (30 minutes for McCain's).

http://yooryoo.com/2008/09/introducing-the-first-ever-political-holodeck-the-palindome/

Obama can experience what it is like to be a tortured Vietnam War vet who gets old and in his senility picks a vice presidential running mate with zero credentials for the job. McCain can also experience what it is like to black woman, and Sarah can experience what it is like to be a well-connected, politically savvy, knowledgeable and experienced Senator from New York. I think with this type of "walking-in-another's-shoes" we will make better candidates, that will no longer have the handicap of not being born black, or a woman, or decrepit old guy.

Read more here:
http://yooryoo.com/2008/09/introducing-the-first-ever-political-holodeck-the-palindome/

namekarB

Wed. 10 Sept. 2008
CoonAir Media Services

While the "bridge to nowhere" and it's related story may have allowed some of the more naive voyeurs of this campaign a bit of temporary relaxation if not glory, consider the following item regarding the Alaskan Governor..Governess.. Governesser..Whatever!

A few short miles outside of Moosebreath, Alaska, stands outrageous testimony to the squandering of our 49th state's financial resources by none other than the Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Few other monuments stand today which better represent the self-serving and egotistical designs of the empowered, than the large quiet arena named the "Palindrome". Built at taxpayer's expense, the self named Palindrome was initially passed off to the denizens of the state as a sports venue, but since it's completion, only family members of the Palin sect have enjoyed or been allowed access.

Snowmobiles, the familiar mode of transport during the long dark winters of Alaska are not the reason it was constructed, but the track is perfectly level for a "race car"! Madam Palin has apparently been self-serving enough to pass this deed off as a "Civic" project. An eye should be kept on Her "Pop" as well, as he is also attempting to keep the news of the Palindrome under the radar, but it has leaked out anyway due to the need of Ms. Palin to toot her own horn. A man, a plan, a canal, panama.... few icons other than the pyramids of Cheops equal this vain and ostentatious display of ego. You may bombard a drab mob with details, but Dammit I'm mad! Are we not drawn onward to new era? This deified diva may assume she is discrete, so I say, harass sensuousness Sarah, enjoy your Kayak Salad, Alaska Yak! If you wonder who I am...... Madam, I'm Adam...

Can-El

Here's a nice picture of Sarah without glasses:
http://canada-elections.blogspot.com/2008/09/canadian-elections-pale-in-comparison.html

OSMR

Sarah:

You can't hide your lyin eyes
And your smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now you'd realize
There ain't no way to hide your lyin' eyes
There ain't no way to hide your lyin' eyes
Honey, you can't hide your lyin' eyes.

Many thanks to the Eagles.

avimia

not a whole lot to say here other than to respond about the t-shirts.. and the desire to have some young hunks on them instead. Are you kidding??? Have you seen the photos and films of John McCain in his younger days? OMG!! He was A HUNK!! Check it out on his home page and watch the video. Look.. even if you don't like McCain, after watching the videos, you'll admit he was VERY good looking! Just the way it is. :-)

I like her site>>> www.PartyForPalin.com

TomPendergast

lOOK FOR THIS T-SHIRT COMING SOON TO A STORE NEAR YOU!

A Picture of Red Lips and this slogan:

What happens to Sarah Palin when she tries to speak the truth?
Her Lips Stick!

Second shirt: Why was Sarah Palin seen putting lipstick on a dead polar bear? It was a photo opp!

Also coming soon to a store near you! Sarah Palin "Bumper Lip Stickers" featuring the Sarah Palin Kiss of Death Lips - example her banned books list!

The above is for entertainment only. I don't think she ever really tried to put lipstick on a dead polar bear or a slain moose - and her lips do not actually stick when she attempts to speak the truth - But the banned books list? That might have some truth to it.
Have to go I feel the rapture coming.

LGPEARL

We must not vote for McCain/Palin. She is corrupt, stupid, vain-glorious, and inept. If he died we would be in deep trouble.

Wellwisher

Sarah!
I just heard about these great campaign pins. They're going to say:

"Attention Sarah Palin!

Jesus Christ was a community organizer.

Pontius Pilate was a governor."

I have placed an advance order of 18 million, so that every single person who has made a crack in the glass ceiling can have one.

Barnabus

Palin is supposed to be a Christian, and family values are apparently a major point of her candidacy with McCain. The VP and the President ought to be leaders morally as well as economically and militarily to the nation.

How does one equate Palin's failure to lead her family and state morally (her 17 year old daughter is pregnant out of marriage after all, and she and her family have harassed an unliked former inlaw out of his job and chased another good civil servant out of his position over this) with potential success and fitness as a leader of the United States?

JAMES w. fEGER

Beans !

Only a far left nut could admit they couldn’t conceive an original idea. But, I’m glad to be able to help you get through the thinking process of a thought. Your beans plagiaristic comments kind of remind me of the foot in the mouth syndrome Obama is presently suffering from with his the “lipstick” statement.

I’m voting for McCain and Palin because they do know how to think their way through a thought.

The best thing Obama can do to improve his default systems, is to wear a hat with his name printed on it so he will always be in contact with someone who knows him, and put bells on his shoes so he will always know where is he is. (And, don’t try commercializing that thought, it’s intellectual property.) If Obama is going to talk like a fifth grader, he might as well dress like one.

Hope that stimulated your envy: Eat your nuts and I’ll send you some beans for dessert.


LauralovesTerriers

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DOES SARAH LIKE? This is in response to OSMR'S quoting of THE EAGLES "Lyin Eyes." With a patriotic name like THE EAGLES, perhaps she and Todd once made love to, uh, "Witchy Woman," during a walk in the woods when branches were the skyyyyy....and perhaps produced their daughter Willow? (name of a tree) She perhaps enjoys doing her brood's dirty laundry while listening to "Dirty Laundry?"while she changes a diaper and takes a call from McCain, since afterall, she is the Queen of Multitaskers, isn't she?? Hey Sarah, let us know WHO YOUR FAVORITE BANDS/SINGERS ARE, OKAY? And thanks OSMR for posting that....great memories of recent Eagles tour. Lyin Eyes indeed!! They showed up behind those real estate lady glasses she wears.

LauralovesTerriers

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DOES SARAH LIKE? This is in response to OSMR'S quoting of THE EAGLES "Lyin Eyes." With a patriotic name like THE EAGLES, perhaps she and Todd once made love to, uh, "Witchy Woman," during a walk in the woods when branches were the skyyyyy....and perhaps produced their daughter Willow? (name of a tree) She perhaps enjoys doing her brood's dirty laundry while listening to "Dirty Laundry?"while she changes a diaper and takes a call from McCain, since afterall, she is the Queen of Multitaskers, isn't she?? Hey Sarah, let us know WHO YOUR FAVORITE BANDS/SINGERS ARE, OKAY? And thanks OSMR for posting that....great memories of recent Eagles tour. Lyin Eyes indeed!! They showed up behind those real estate lady glasses she wears.

castors

Sarah Palin....
what can we say
Great blog? :)

oto kiralama

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Jordan Shoes

I am actsee the resemblance. So it was kind of a letdown. That, plus no good catch phrases ("sock it to me" etc.), so I don't really see how they could make

Jordan Shoes

't see the resemblance. So it was kind of a letdown. That, plus no good catch phrases ("sock it to me" etc.), so I don't really see how they could make

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