Rout

Eyeing the US Weekly at my local 7 Eleven headlining Sarah Palin Babies, Lies, and Scandal , I thought to myself, that’s gonna piss some people off!

Turns out, not only did some 10,000 subscribers call in to cancel their subscription, many even called up advertisers to complain about their sponsorship of the magazine.

Meanwhile, aside from one somewhat tough interview on the O’Reilly Factor, Barack Obama has been playing patty cake with mainstream media personalities getting teed up one softball question after another, notably cheered on by his inquisitors, one even got a tingle up his leg.

Right out of the gate Sarah Palin gets grilled by Charles Gibson questioning her experience (her resume’ makes Obama’s appear deficient) and presented with the vague sort of gotcha questions rarely submitted to Obama after 18 months of campaigning.

To one inquiry I was kind of wishing Palin would have replied, You know Charlie, I’m not sure what the Bush Doctrine is, but I know the Monroe Doctrine!  

It’s not that Gibson’s questions were unreasonable, but in a media environment that supports Obama and brags about his questionable oratory skills, just to be fair, Gibson should have started out, You know Mrs. Palin, you are even a better speaker than the candidate topping the Democratic ticket!

While anchors up and down the networks have been reading off the same Democratic talking points list in their effort to skewer the good Governor from Alaska, the Hollywood elite have come out to chastise McCain’s pick for veep.

The best one of all coming from Matt Damon suggesting that Sarah Palin is a bad Disney movie , then going on to exhibit his vocabulary prowess by suggesting the actuary tables show McCain is probably going to die in the next four years making this woman president.

Just to make sure he didn’t offend only women and senior citizens, Damon went on to offend people who believe in God by declaring he wants to know if Palin believes that dinosaurs roamed the earth only four thousand years ago.   The swipe insinuates religious people like Palin embrace a fundamentalist interpretation of the Bible which declares every word in its text must have a literal interpretation.   Some suggest that makes the world only five thousand years old.    

Damon believes anyone who believes in God is a moron.

All in all, the attacks have completely galvanized the conservative base around the Republican ticket, have seen a huge swing in women voters move to McCain, and have sent the Obama campaign scurrying for a coherent message.

In 2004 John Kerry was up in the polls before election time, the most leftwing senator with a most leftwing running mate, John Edwards,  and he lost to George Bush.   Barack Obama is today’s most leftwing senator, is not even up in the polls, and has a dolt of a running mate who said Hillary Clinton would have been a better choice.   He is running against a true American war hero and the nation’s most popular state governor.

This election we are going to choose an entertaining and heartwarming story like The Mighty Ducks, or an anti-American dishonest abortion like Redacted.  

My bet is the American people choose the bad Disney movie by a rout.
 

Copyright 2008 Jim Pontillo

42 thoughts on “Rout

  1. On neutrality:

    “We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.”

    – Elie Wiesel, Nobel Acceptance speech

    Maybe one explanation for why the media in America has become so “biased”?

  2. That’s good Matt,

    Except the media doesn’t help the oppressor, it is the oppressor.

    Small businessmen working 100 hour weeks providing jobs are the victims of “liberal” policy, while those who don’t work get paid to sit.

    What men and women are persecuted by their political views? By the media, it is always conservatives never liberals. Larry Craig, Mark Foley, crucified by the media. Gerry Studds had an affair with a 17 year old page. Marion Barry elected to office after going to jail for crack. No media outrage.

    At least you got one thing right. The media is biased. But they call themselves “journalists” and act indignant when you suggest they are not objective.

    They should call themselves what they are, pundits, like Ann Coulter.

    Difference is, Ann Coulter doesn’t lie about who she is.

  3. You always act as if businessmen provide jobs out of the goodness of their hearts. No, they do it because they require labour and need to purchase it off the market. Stop trying to make it seem like philanthropy.

  4. Regarding conservative scandals: Who is it who rides into office on a platform of traditional [anti-homosexual, anti-adultery, anti-underage sex, anti-extramarital sex] values? The conservatives. It is hypocrisy when they tell the electorate that they stand for traditional values and then get caught having sexy chats with a 16 year old boy or having an affair with a teenager or sleeping with hookers.

    The past crimes [especially drug use] of politicians is almost never used against them in a scandal. Marion Berry may have done crack, but Bush has also done cocaine and nobody seems to care. Nobody really cared about Clinton maybe possibly smoking a joint except indignant conservatives either.

    In most of these scandals, it is a CONSERVATIVE POLICY that is explicitly broken by its supposed adherents. In the scandals liberals are involved in, it is CONSERVATIVE POLICY that indicts them. Liberal policies don’t really care about traditional values and abstinence as core issues, only the conservatives do. And that is what makes it news when a politician explicitly betrays the trust of the electorate.

  5. It can’t be the reason you brought it up;

    “Small businessmen working 100 hour weeks providing jobs are the victims of “liberal” policy, while those who don’t work get paid to sit.”

    If this was the reason, then CEOs and politicians and judges would also be oppressors, and you have stated repeatedly that CEOs deserve even more than they get.

    How does it logically follow that newsmen investigating and reporting the news are oppressing small businessmen just because they earn more money? How are the two connected at all?

  6. Both sides violate their own ideology as humans are unpredictable idiots and always will be.
    It is virtually impossible NOT to be a hypocrite on either side of the isle as their is always a moron from your own team willing to shit his own pants in public.

    The media may or may not be an oppressive entity, that is debatable, but they certainly CAN be as they are the sole custodians of the all powerfull propaganda machine. Just ask Joseph Goebbels, Hitler could never of come to power without him.

    The main stream media in this country for whatever reason leans left and that is a fact.
    That they go largely unchecked is another fact.
    That I have to unravel all the partison drivel to get to the real meat of anything I read or watch on television is an even sadder fact yet.

  7. I just saw a liberal calling Palin “Teleprompter Palin.” Like I said in my own blog, and you point out here, their guy hasn’t had a tough interview in 18 months and when he does get cornered on a “tough” question along the lines of “what do you plan to actually do?” its all ummms, uuhhhhs, errrrs, and ehh’s.

    I’m glad I found your blog. Good stuff. Thanks for the Twitter invite that led me here.

  8. Crumb doesn’t scare away easily. The re-education camp worked wonders with this one.

    (just joking)

  9. “What if I were to say it is the upper class which makes us great?” Column 24

    “In recent public speeches to Berkshire-Hathaway stockholders and others, Warren Buffet has repeatedly expressed disdain for U.S. tax policy which unfairly allows billionaires to pay far lower tax rates than individuals within his employment who make less than $100,000.00 per year. . . The answer is not to tax billionaires more . . . ” Column 46

    “Early in Bill Clinton’s Presidency he signed a bill to attack wages over one million dollars (only for CEOs, he conveniently exempted actors and athletes). The result was stock options, Enron, and WorldCom. Unintended consequences. What was the increased tax for to begin with anyway? Why on earth was Bill Clinton qualified to know what a CEO ought to make?” Column 77

    It’s evident that a major theme of your writing is that CEOs deserve whatever they make because of whatever you claim they did or earned, and it is wrong, even UNAMERICAN to try and take money away from them.

    Nevermind that this offhand CEO comment is not central to any of my questions and you are deliberately avoiding them.

  10. “What men and women are persecuted by their political views? By the media, it is always conservatives never liberals. Larry Craig, Mark Foley, crucified by the media. Gerry Studds had an affair with a 17 year old page. Marion Barry elected to office after going to jail for crack. No media outrage.”

    Maybe this is because liberals don’t preach morality to the unwashed proles and hence when they get ‘caught’ doing unsavoury acts themselves there isn’t the same stench of hypocrisy there is when some of our modern day Republicans are.

    You don’t seem to understand that both sides of the ideological dividing line (presuming there still is one) create discourses within which they are the oppressed and their opponents are the oppressors. This is how they galvanise their supporters. Liberals will blame Fox news, Karl Rove and right-wing radio while Conservatives blame MSNBC, New York Times and Al Gore. Both are right that these establishments and people are all biased one way or the other but neither are right in the one-sided situation they portray. What surprises me is that you would ever expect news coverage to be unbiased.

  11. Jim,

    You notice these guys never comment about the theme in your cloumns, they just pick out one sentence and attack you on it.

    Crumb and Matt,

    What do you think, is Obama gonna get routed or what? I kind of think Palin, being more qualified than Obama, is a great addition to the Republicans.

    ha ha

  12. Palin’s credentials are certainly the most worthy of inspection, given that the vice president is the new grand poobah.

  13. A couple of quick comments. For the most part Matt is correct about the republicans and moral mistakes. Aren’t there dozens of parables warning of this sort of folly? Sayings such as “those who live in glass houses should not throw bricks” or whatever? And it is true to an extent. It goes back to some previous posts I made about sex education, etc. Do not base your political agenda on pushing initiatives down others peoples’ throats when those agendas or beliefs are based on your own specific religious or spiritual dogma.

    Of course there are common grounds I think every reasonable person could agree on no matter what their faith…eg. you don’t molest kids, etc.

    But the higher the horse you decide to ride upon the further you must be willing to fall.

    That said, liberals seem to worship at the alter of the “State” it seems to me that one would be hard pressed to find one government program that is what I would call a great success. I think the only things governments can do well is oppress its citizens and sometimes wage war.

    Look at the current crop of do nothing idiots in congress and senate. What the hell have they done in 3 years? Nothing except to pass the buck on evil bush/cheney.

  14. “In recent public speeches to Berkshire-Hathaway stockholders and others, Warren Buffet has repeatedly expressed disdain for U.S. tax policy which unfairly allows billionaires to pay far lower tax rates than individuals within his employment who make less than $100,000.00 per year. . . The answer is not to tax billionaires more . . . ” Column 46

    I think people are probably getting income tax rate and capital gains mixed up. And don’t think it isn’t on purpose. B. Hussien Obama the (m)essiah tried to muddy the waters with the same comparison.

    Which leads us to another issue. Our tax code is a horrible piece of shit. IT SUCKS. Their is nothing fair, just or sensible about it.
    It is so convoluted I am convinced that it only exists in its current form so that politicians can manipulate it to reward and punish economic choices and voting blocs.

    No matter what side of the aisle you are on you must see that that is DANGEROUS.

  15. Since you are following me on twitter and since, 1) I have been a Republican for (I’m 50) 50 years and 2) I am a retired Naval Officer and 3) I am a public school teacher, I thought I’d throw up a comment.
    Senator McCain’s choice for VP scares the hell out of me. I can’t believe so many of you are not seeing what I’m seeing. The Mayor of most large cities have had a more challenging job than governor of AK. I really think there is going to be a huge stink bomb roll out and the ticket is sunk. And, if Sen. McCain gets elected I fear that he will die from the stress and then we will see Pres. Palin? Please, dear god, let me be wrong. Unfortunately, I think I’m right. Oh well, it’s too late now…..

  16. Chris and Faye,

    Let’s remember, the Presidency is an institution with many resources and experts available to it. Furthermore, separation of powers makes it difficult for any one individual to do too much harm to our country—although Jimmy Carter did give it a hell of a whack.

    The point is, the President is someone who must inspire us and encourage us, and make a good decision after being well briefed and educated about a particular circumstance.

    Neither Palin nor Obama are complete idiots.

    The question becomes, do you want your President to be someone who embraces and reveres the concepts that our country was founded upon, or do you want your President to be someone who believes the United States is an unfair nation and capitalism is an evil institution?

    The differences in these two people could not be more stark, and if you believe that we are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among those life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, then the choice is clear.

    Obama supports more power for government to curtail these inalienable rights and Palin will support more freedom to individuals guaranteed by the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

  17. Raul Reddy,

    “What do you think, is Obama gonna get routed or what? I kind of think Palin, being more qualified than Obama, is a great addition to the Republicans.”

    It depends what you mean by experience.

    If you mean ‘experience’ as in the experience required to be vice president it’s clear that Palin doesn’t even know what that experience is!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtilB1teksc&feature=related

    If you mean ‘experience’ in terms of conducting foreign policy (one of the very few areas where the Presidential office wields full control over), you could probably find a retarded giant tortoise with better knowlege of the world. Palin has only ever been abroad once, she has only had a passport for about a year and she has no knowledge of the Bush Doctrine, the most important foreign policy agenda since the end of the cold war.

    In sum, she is a sop to the god, guns and babies wing of the Republican party (yes, guys, I mean you) which they needed to prevent a rebellion. Her election would be the biggest disaster for the world since 9/11.

  18. Jim,
    “Palin will support more freedom to individuals”

    No freedom for women to have abortion though, not even if they were raped! And no freedom for libraries to offer books that go against what ‘god’ has said! Not to mention no sexual freedom until you’re married! Oh and also no freedom for polar bears and other endangered animals, they can all burn in hell or get shot!

  19. I have noticed a couple of characteristics that are possessed on the ‘right’ then the “left”. Those commentators on the right seem to cherry pick and only refer to ‘talking points’ as though they recieved them directly from the GOP. Because of my wife, I have discovered Mrs Hasselback on The View. She is a perfect example of blindly following one side. This type of person is incapable of following through on any discussion because they only act as vessels. The left is wrought with issues as well, but it seems to me that common sense seems to flow through them in a greater capacity. After the last 8 years, why wouldn’t anyone not want to try something different. The uproar by the right that occurred when Clinton was caught was his ‘pants down’, should be drowned by the outrage at what has been done to the US, especially by the Republican party. By blindly backing one side is the true injustice.

  20. All this talk about EXPERIENCE is making me ill.
    Of course Obama’s camp can’t pony up one single nugget of presidential qualification from their client. And anyway why should they? He’s BLACK, and thats what he’s running on, and its good enough to shoe him in for the democratic presidential nominee for 2008. Admit it. Thats all he’s got….thats all he needs.

    He came out of nowhere and brings nothing to the table but his diversity, and in the eyes of liberals that trumps all – experience – knowledge – competence – everything.
    He’ll be the first black president! Thats all that matters isn’t it? That IS his experience you halfwits! Can’t we all just vote him in on that and forgo all the BS?, whats with the big Amway scam anyway? Why is everyone going through the pretense of debating his accomplishments when they are so utterly lacking as to be a joke even by piss poor Latvia presidential standards.

    The democrats have propped him up like a flat cardboard cutout form Staples, and if you question his thinness or ability to run a nation you are a racist moron who just doesn’t get the big picture.
    The fact that this empty suit with a grand total of 143 days of senatorial service even has a SHOT against a war hero of McCains caliber with all his years of service, and IN a time of war to boot, is ludicrous and unfathomable to me.

    Also slamming Palin who should be an inspiration to all women who aspire to loftier heights in a male dominated profession is a testiment to the lengths of conniving and deciet liberals will travail in order to bolster their cause.

    Oh, and did I mention he’s black? well he is, so quit bothering him with all those pesky questions and let the guy work.

    Hello,hello…is this mic on?….man, this is a tough crowd.

  21. do any of you have jobs………..you spend alot of your or your employers time posting. get to work!! how much money does crumb make……..does he pay taxes? does he like to pay taxes? or is he canadian(communist)????

  22. I don’t know where Jim got this “Palin is the spirit of America given form and Obama is secretly Stalin and Hitler’s lovechild” thing from. How do you know that Palin is on par with Thomas Jefferson as a freedom-loving mega-philosopher?

  23. I make good money, I pay my taxes, and I am a card-carrying member of the communist party [I only joined when I was in college so I could whip out the card at parties and have a laugh]. Also I have a computer at work!

  24. Matt,
    “Palin will support more freedom to individuals.
    No freedom for women to have abortion though,”

    “Dr. Haskell brought the ultrasound in and hooked it up so that he could see the baby. On the ultrasound screen, I could see the heart beating. As Dr. Haskell watched the baby on the ultrasound screen, the baby’s heartbeat was clearly visible on the ultrasound screen.

    Dr. Haskell went in with forceps and grabbed the baby’s legs and pulled them down into the birth canal. Then he delivered the baby’s body and the arms– everything but the head. The doctor kept the baby’s head just inside the uterus.

    The baby’s little fingers were clasping and unclasping, and his feet were kicking. Then the doctor stuck the scissors through the back of his head, and the baby’s arms jerked out in a flinch, a startle reaction, like a baby does when he thinks that he might fall.

    The doctor opened up the scissors, stuck a high-powered suction tube into the opening and sucked the baby’s brains out. Now the baby was completely limp.

    I was really completely unprepared for what I was seeing. I almost threw up as I watched the doctor do these things.

    Mr. Chairman, I read in the paper that President Clinton says that he is going to veto this bill. If President Clinton had been standing where I was standing at that moment, he would not veto this bill.

    Dr. Haskell delivered the baby’s head. He cut the umbilical cord and delivered the placenta. He threw that baby in a pan, along with the placenta and the instruments he’d used. I saw the baby move in the pan. I asked another nurse and she said it was just “reflexes.”

    I have been a nurse for a long time and I have seen a lot of death– people maimed in auto accidents, gunshot wounds, you name it. I have seen surgical procedures of every sort. But in all my professional years, I had never witnessed anything like this.”

    http://www.nrlc.org/abortion/pba/keymedical.html

    http://hotair.com/archives/2007/04/19/audio-presiden

  25. Reasons for Partial-Birth Abortions: Dr. Martin Haskell

    In his 1992 paper, Dr. Martin Haskell, who has performed over 1,000 partial-birth abortions, described the procedure as “a quick, surgical outpatient method that can be performed on a scheduled basis under local anesthesia.” Dr. Haskell, a family practitioner who operates three abortion clinics, wrote that he “routinely performs this procedure on all patients 20 through 24 weeks” (4 1/2 to 5 1/2 months) pregnant [emphasis added], except on women who are more than 20 pounds overweight, have twins, or have certain other complicating factors.

    For information on why Dr. Haskell adopted the method, the 1993 interview in Cincinnati Medicine is very instructive. Dr. Haskell explained that he had been performing dismemberment abortions (D&Es) to 24 weeks:

    But they were very tough. Sometimes it was a 45-minute operation. I noticed that some of the later D&Es were very, very easy. So I asked myself why can’t they all happen this way. You see the easy ones would have a foot length presentation, you’d reach up and grab the foot of the fetus, pull the fetus down and the head would hang up and then you would collapse the head and take it out. It was easy. . . . Then I said, “Well gee, if I just put the ultrasound up there I could see it all and I wouldn’t have to feel around for it.” I did that and sure enough, I found it 99 percent of the time. Kind of serendipity.

    In 1993, the American Medical News– the official newspaper of the AMA– conducted a tape-recorded interview with Dr. Haskell concerning this specific abortion method, in which he said:

    And I’ll be quite frank: most of my abortions are elective in that 20-24 week range. . . . In my particular case, probably 20% [of this procedure] are for genetic reasons. And the other 80% are purely elective.

  26. TWO WAY MEDIA PERCEPTIONS
    OK…here it is a list of two way media perceptions. It seems the broadcast liberals have decided when your attributes are assets or drawbacks. So feel free to circulate these……..

    IF YOU HAVE SPENT TIME IN WASHINGTON:
    CONSERVATIVE…YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM
    LIBERAL…YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE

    IF YOU DON’T HAVE TIME IN WASHINGTON:
    CONSERVATIVE….YOU HAVE NO EXPERIENCE.
    LIBERAL….YOU REPRESENT CHANGE

    IF YOU HAVE WEALTH:
    CONSERVATIVE…YOU ARE GREEDY AND A CHEAT
    WHO HAD ADVANTAGES IN LIFE
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL AND YOUR LIFE
    STORY IS AN INSPIRATION.

    IF YOU DON’T HAVE WEALTH:
    CONSERVATIVE…YOU ARE LOW CLASS.
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE DISADVANTAGED

    IF YOU WENT TO COLLEGE:
    CONSERVATIVE…YOUR ACADEMIC PEDIGREE IS SCRUTINIZED
    LIBERAL….YOUR DEGREE SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.

    IF YOU DIDN’T GO TO COLLEGE:
    CONSERVATIVE…YOU ARE UN-EDUCATED
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE AN ARTIST/ACTIVIST

    IF YOU OWN A BUSINESS:
    CONSERVAITVE…YOU ARE A PROFITEER
    LIBERAL…YOU PROVIDE JOBS TO THE COMMUNITY

    IF YOU ARE WORKING CLASS:
    CONSERVATIVE….YOU’RE JUST A (INSERT JOB TITLE OR TRADE).
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE A PROLETARIAT WHO FINDS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS.

    IF YOU BELIEVE IN THE WISDOM OF THE CONSTITUTION:
    CONSERVATIVE…YOU ARE NARROW MINDED.
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE A CIVIL LIBERTARIAN.

    IF YOU BELIEVE IN INDIVIDUAL FREEDOMS:
    CONSERVATIVE….YOU HAVE MADE PEACE WITH INEQUALITY
    LIBERAL….YOU ARE FOR CHOICE.

    IF YOU TAKE TO THE STREETS TO VOICE YOUR OPINONS:
    CONSERVATIVE…YOU ARE A THUG
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE A DEMONSTRATOR.

    IF YOU ARE RELIGIOUS:
    CONSERVATIVE….YOU ARE A FUNDAMENTALIST.
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE SPIRITUAL.

    IF YOU ARE SERVING IN THE MILITARY:
    CONSERVATIVE…YOU ARE A MINDLESS KILLER
    LIBERAL…YOU WEAR THE UNIFORM OF YOUR COUNTRY.

    IF YOU ARE POPULAR:
    CONSERVAITVE….YOU HAVE BLIND SHEEP FOLLOWERS
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE LEADING A MOVEMENT.

    IF YOU ARE ATTRACTIVE:
    CONSERVATIVE…YOU ARE SHALLOW AND EMPTY
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE STUNNING AND A TREND SETTER.

  27. Sake mike,

    Your anti-abortion propaganda is slightly boring, to be honest. I could easily post a load of pro-choice propaganda in response to try and convince you but I get the feeling you won’t be stirred by any of it. The fact remains that Palin would restrict a woman’s freedom to control her own body.

    Johnny McB,

    “Palin…should be an inspiration to all women”

    Please note the above paragraph and conclude that your statement is ridiculous, unless of course you think a good inspiration for women would be for them to concede less personal freedom and choice to the state.

  28. Sake Mike,

    Here is your list corrected for how the Conservative media portrays the world, just to prove my point.

    IF YOU HAVE SPENT TIME IN WASHINGTON:
    CONSERVATIVE…YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE INEXPERIENCED

    IF YOU DON’T HAVE TIME IN WASHINGTON:
    CONSERVATIVE….YOU REPRESENT CHANGE
    LIBERAL….YOU ARE INEXPERIENCED

    IF YOU HAVE WEALTH:
    CONSERVATIVE…YOU SHOULD BE ADMIRED FOR REPRESENTING THE AMERICAN DREAM
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE A HYPOCRIT.

    IF YOU DON’T HAVE WEALTH:
    CONSERVATIVE…YOU ARE A ‘GREAT WORKING AMERICAN’
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE A FECKLESS SCROUNGER

    IF YOU WENT TO COLLEGE:
    CONSERVATIVE…YOU SHOULD BE WORSHIPPED LIKE A GOD
    LIBERAL….YOU ARE PART OF THE LIBERAL/COMMUNIST CONSPIRACY.

    IF YOU DIDN’T GO TO COLLEGE:
    CONSERVATIVE…YOU ARE A ‘GREAT WORKING AMERICAN’
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE A COMMIE

    IF YOU OWN A BUSINESS:
    CONSERVAITVE…YOU SHOULD BE WORSHIPPED LIKE A GOD
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE PART OF THE COMMUNIST CONSPIRACY

    IF YOU ARE WORKING CLASS:
    CONSERVATIVE….YOU’RE A GREAT WORKING AMERICAN.
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE A DANGEROUS SOCIALIST.

    IF YOU BELIEVE IN THE WISDOM OF THE CONSTITUTION:
    CONSERVATIVE…YOU ARE A GREAT DEFENDER OF AMERICAN VALUES.
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE A SOCIALIST/SOVIET SYMPATHISER.

    IF YOU BELIEVE IN INDIVIDUAL FREEDOMS:
    CONSERVATIVE….YOU ARE DEFENDING THE SINGLE FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN VALUES
    LIBERAL….YOU ARE MOST LIKELY A COMMIE

    IF YOU TAKE TO THE STREETS TO VOICE YOUR OPINONS:
    CONSERVATIVE…YOU ARE DEFENDING THE CONSTITUTION
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE AN ANNOYING SOCIALIsT.

    IF YOU ARE RELIGIOUS:
    CONSERVATIVE….YOU ARE A GREAT AMERICAN.
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE A COMMUNIST.

    IF YOU ARE SERVING IN THE MILITARY:
    CONSERVATIVE…YOU WEAR THE UNIFORM OF YOUR COUNTRY
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE A TRAITOR.

    IF YOU ARE POPULAR:
    CONSERVAITVE….YOU REPRESENT TRUE WORKING AMERICANS
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE A ‘CELEBRITY’.

    IF YOU ARE ATTRACTIVE:
    CONSERVATIVE…YOU HAVE ACHIEVED THE AMERICAN DREAM
    LIBERAL…YOU ARE A VACUOUS NON-ENTITY

  29. Matt,

    “you think a good inspiration for women would be for them to concede less personal freedom and choice to the state.”

    I was referring to what she’s DONE….of course that means nothing to you.
    Because she’s pro life she isn’t qualified. Is that your twisted logic? You really think there’s NO women who are pro life out there? Not everyone believes pulling a baby out and drilling a hole in its head in the third trimester is a noble act. It may be OK with you but doesnt the baby deserve a piece of that personal freedom and choice you blather about? You are a hypocrite. Thats why Palin is an inspiration, she wants to save the life of someone who cant speak for themselves.
    Only a LIB could demonize someone who wants to save a babies life of all things.

    Like mostl liberal ideology, your pukings radiate from the same central theme – unaccountability.

  30. matt,

    signing a death warrant to murder is not the right of the people.

    when a pregnant mother is killed/murder you libs scream and protest to have the killer/murderer charged with two murders. One charge for death of the mother and one for the death for the living baby inside her. How does that work? The baby is a living life if someone else kills/murders the baby that’s inside her? If the mother of the baby kills her baby that’s inside her its not a life and she’s doing a act of freedom by kill a living thing?

    2+2=4, murder+freedom=jail time (25 to life), mother+abortion= death, death+freedom= the right not to live??????????? Did I get this right?

    the only propaganda I’ve seen is coming from Obama and his camp with load messages in order to produce an emotional rather than rational response.

  31. Fuck Liberals. Fuck Obama. Yes I am vile but I am just trying to get to the level of Heather Mallick the canuck government subsidized left wing whore. Well I can’t really because if I did I would have to start throwing out racial slurs against the chosen one. …and that’s not like me.

  32. Your comment incenses me to look up who this Heather Mallick even is. Then I found this;

    http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5gD2t1487NkG1G5igJ39GiwJdqR4g

    “Mallick says those comments pale in comparison to the abuse that’s come her way in the wake of the column. She’s been called a “pig” by Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren, has been branded an insane Pakistani Muslim by commentators on Fox message boards and has received violent and threatening email, some of which include anti-Semitic slurs – despite the fact that she’s neither Jewish nor Muslim.”

    “Messages left on the Fox News website also contain a lot of anti-Canadian sentiment.

    “Canada is made up of small towns and many if not most trace their ancestry back to their ‘redneck cousin’ and they still have relatives here in the U.S.,” one wrote.

    Wrote another, “Those morons up north just can’t keep their ignorant mouths shut when it’s really none of their socialist business … the People’s Republic of Canada is no friend of the USA!””

    Way to go, Porch Potato. You’re apparently one of the many who helped her conclude this;

    “The responses to my column proved me correct about the extreme right in the United States: they have a great misogynist rage in them,” Mallick said in an interview from Toronto on Saturday.”

    So, way to go spit-shining the reputation of the American Right.

  33. Let’s see, this hack Heather Mallick, initiates this whole affair that your link points to by penning a hate filled, trash spewing rant insulting a woman, her family and a much of the population of our country and THEN seems to be surprised at the level of response that her very article incited?

    That’s fresh. Only liberals can rationalize that sort of logic.

  34. I’d be pretty surprised at being called an insane pakistani muslim or receiving anti-semitic slurs if I had a scottish name and looked as white as can be, yeah!

  35. I’m not going to defend idiots who call her an insane pakistani. But you ignore the main point…that she started the mess.

    They should have just referred to her an an insane liberal hack job who should be driven from town and dumped in a river.

    Why do these worthless media types still exist? She is a shrill shreiking hate filled lunatic. Like most of the (m)essiah’s supporters.

    Down liberal, down.

  36. That’s a nice way to change your turn, but she was surprised to receive plainly incorrect racist insults. She said herself that she expected to be jumped on by misogynists and the American Right.

    And “media types” like her exist because this is a free country with free expression. And if you actually read her articles, you would see that she is not shrill or shrieking [two traits that misogynists attach to women they disagree with, I notice! Seems she’s really onto something with that misogyny bit!] and is in fact very calm and, in this column anyway, very caustic and mean.

    Fox News and its supporters, on the other hand, and very much shrill and shrieking.

  37. Beyond all that, she wrote an opinion piece. Nobody is claiming that she is a reporter. She is giving an opinion. In the Canadian media. Why exactly is this a problem for Americans, that an opinion columnist in another country uses the same stereotypes for Alaskans that Americans use? Or cites the same stories as the US tabloids?

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