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Palin: Pit Bull or Victim?

Posted Wednesday, September 17, 2008, at 8:49 PM

I don't know that I'm ready to post another blog, but things seem to have stalemated around here, so we need to get moving again! Imagine my surprise yesterday afternoon, when the ole UPS truck came ripping over my levee road, throwing tree branches into the pond, and delivering a Palin biography called, "Sarah: How a hocky mom turned Alaska's political establishment upside down."

Mmmmmmm....Seems the book was sent by one of my blogger buddies. Are we hinting at something, guys?

I guess I need to burn the midnight oil and do some beefing up on the G.O.P. Powerhouse. I hope I can accomplish this reading task; it's a bit sugary for my taste, I fear!

This same generous and enterprising blogger informs me of a massive Dem assault on Palin, much as the mysterious, nameless Internet slammers have done with Obama. I understand that Sarah, too, is now being compared to the "devil."

Have any of you out there in bloggerland heard of this insidious smear campaign and care to share some carefully chosen items of interest? Keep it under control, folks. I have such a weak stomach for politics....

I should stay out of this - but isn't that a cute take-off on the old WWII poster my sister sent me?? The Palin political cartoons are really, really clever - but I'm not sure about the legality of posting them.

Actually, I'm thinking of a hummingbird blog next... That should be a nice, lightweight topic, don'tcha think? (Get it? Get it?)

From the dark and windswept hills of the Tillman Outback, this is your rural journalist, doin' the best she can with what she has left...

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Md, video of the former Sarah Heath in the 1984 Miss Alaska pageant has surfaced. You can watch a 44 second clip of her in the swimsuit competition at, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSdFIDygF... She is introduced by the MC and her accomplishments are talked about as she walks around the stage. The video is a little grainy (remember it was the ancient days of 1984) but it is clearly her.

-- Posted by FJGuy on Fri, Sep 26, 2008, at 5:56 PM
Madeline Dejournett's response:
I knew that video had to be out there! Somebody finally found it!

I have to admit that she handles herself pretty well - quite poised and ladylike in that red swimsuit. Of course, on my dial-up system here at home, it takes her about 15 minutes to make the entire stage appearance.

Thanks, FJ! You are the King of Research!

A vote for principle is never lost. A vote for conscience is never wasted. We need real change. As Hoon pointed out, both major parties have gotten us into this fix! If enough of us voted third party, the two major parties just might shape up. Republicans had their chance when they controlled both houses of congress. For awhile, they did good with "Contract for America", but then they failed to go through with it. Democrats took control with their slogan of "Had Enough?" They have failed. If enough of us voted third party this time around, and if the two major parties got the message, it wouldn't be wasted or lost votes!

I don't agree with FJGuy on his idea of a "parliamentary type system", although the idea sounds noble. Legislators from the two major parties have enacted laws making it hard for third party or independent candidates to get on the ballot. Those laws need to be changed. I think that is a better answer. At any rate, I agree with him that we need to do something to make getting on the ballot more fair.

-- Posted by swift on Fri, Sep 26, 2008, at 4:35 PM

There is blame to go around...but again, GW didn't wave a magic screw up the country wand. Slick Willy goes around acting like Jesus himself...there is blame for all of 'em.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Fri, Sep 26, 2008, at 3:01 PM

W-0-W!!!! Where did you find this?? Talk about prophetic! Sounds as if Freddie and Fannie were forced into this situation! And here we are blaming them.

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Sep 26, 2008, at 2:46 PM

Wildcat...Correct about who was in control...Repubs voted to a person AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME to continue regulatory legislation...Dems voted to a person AT THIS PART. time NO. Also interested to see who has taken the MOST money from Freddie Mac and Fannie May over the past 3 years, whether it be corporate donations OR individuals within these two companies.....Chris Dodd #1, Obama #2.

Here is some more interesting info. for all who think that BUSH waved a magic screw up the country wand and is solely to blame: This from the LA Times, a less than Conservative leaning publication.......

Flashback to the 1990s: Origins of the Credit Crisis

It's one of the hidden success stories of the Clinton era. In the great housing boom of the 1990s, black and Latino homeownership has surged to the highest level ever recorded. The number of African Americans owning their own home is now increasing nearly three times as fast as the number of whites; the number of Latino homeowners is growing nearly five times as fast as that of whites.

In 1992, [a majority Democratic] Congress mandated that Fannie and Freddie increase their purchases of mortgages for low-income and medium-income borrowers. Operating under that requirement, Fannie Mae, in particular, has been aggressive and creative in stimulating minority gains. It has aimed extensive advertising campaigns at minorities that explain how to buy a home and opened three dozen local offices to encourage lenders to serve these markets.

Most importantly, Fannie Mae has agreed to buy more loans with very low down payments--or with mortgage payments that represent an unusually high percentage of a buyer's income. That's made banks willing to lend to lower-income families they once might have rejected.

The top priority may be to ask more of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The two companies are now required to devote 42% of their portfolios to loans for low- and moderate-income borrowers; HUD, which has the authority to set the targets, is poised to propose an increase this summer. Although Fannie Mae actually has exceeded its target since 1994, it is resisting any hike. It argues that a higher target would only produce more loan defaults by pressuring banks to accept unsafe borrowers.

~LA Times article on May 31, 1999

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Fri, Sep 26, 2008, at 8:51 AM

In the U.S.' "winner take all" system, a third-party vote amounts to standing on principle or tilting at windmills ... take your pick. But for all practical purposes it amounts to spitting in the wind, because whichever candidate gets a majority of the vote takes all the marbles. It is a horrible defect in the U.S. Constitution duplicated by the states that a parliamentary type system wasn't adopted that recognizes representation based on vote percentage. That way the Libertarians, Naderites, Socialists, etc. would get their say in the seats of political power based on their degree of support, instead of the way they are now treated as if they didn't exist. Those alternate parties would get the many many millions of votes now cast by people who cast aside the dictates of their conscience and hold their nose and close their eyes while voting for the candidate/party that they consider the lesser of two evils -- which by any measure amounts to those people voting for what they consider to be evil.

-- Posted by FJGuy on Thu, Sep 25, 2008, at 9:18 PM

Okay, swift, please enlighten me with your philosophy about voting third party. How is that a viable alternative? What does it do? Are you saying that it sends a message to the other two parties - Shape up, or we're gaining on you?

Many people consider it a "wasted vote."

-- Posted by goat lady on Thu, Sep 25, 2008, at 8:35 PM

How about this one, IB Truth? Had Enough? Vote third party!

By the way, I got an email yesterday that might interest some of you independents. Ron Paul has endorsed the Constitution Party candidate for president, Chuck Baldwin.

-- Posted by swift on Thu, Sep 25, 2008, at 2:50 PM

MrsD, several state courts have dealt with the issue of campaign lying and ruled it is protected free speech. So politicians and their campaigns can lie to their hearts content. However, a candidate can sue if they think they have been libeled. There is something utterly insane that a mom and pop grocery has to tell the truth about what is in the 99 cent loaf of bread you buy or face stiff fines and maybe even jail time. But to deceive a person into voting for him or her a politician can lie their d*** fool heads off about issues involving millions and even billions.

-- Posted by FJGuy on Thu, Sep 25, 2008, at 2:21 PM

Just wandering Hoon....In 2005 The Republicans controlled both Congress and Executive. If so, this resolution must have passed, correct? Apparently, the regulation was not strong enough ...this is how the Republicans have worked under Bush/Rove; pass legislation disguised as regulation that is so weak not to be effective. Of course, the Democratic party would never support them. Do you not remember the Republicans in the past saying 'government is the problem, not the solution'. To a certain extent, I agree, but there are times when regulation and government intervention are necessary to protect the country's economy, defense, etc. Some Republicans on the Finance committee look like they are going to throw up at the thought of this bailout (see Sen. Bunnings comments)

-- Posted by Wildcat67 on Thu, Sep 25, 2008, at 10:50 AM

MD if it's all the same to you, I'd like to take a pole...the same one KFVS12 took last night. Do you think it's right that John McCain wants to postpone the debate so everyone can focus on the bail out?

I think it's a FANTASTIC idea. Sure, the election is VERY important...but if we don't do something soon about our economy, it's not going to matter who makes what promise on our economy!

HOON, I agree with you again. "Change" should be banned.

I still have a burning question for ya'll. Since we can be jailed for lying (in court, or by way of a legal document, for example), why can't a politician be jailed for lying to get votes? Sure, he/she could be impeached or voted out of his/her current position, but why doesn't he/she face the same penalties we do when it comes to lying about things that are so important?

-- Posted by mrsdolphin on Thu, Sep 25, 2008, at 10:42 AM

Change should be banned from ALL campaigns. What a **** joke. Good footage this AM on a 2005 Hearing headed by a Chairman from Alabama (Rep., forgetting his name). Greenspan testified and told that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could one day be responsible for a true crisis...on and on, basically predicting what has now happened. The vote to continue regulatory legislation in Congress was to a person YES on the Rep. side and to a person NO on the Dem. side. BUT you will still hear in the media that Conservatives are to blame for being against all regulation.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Thu, Sep 25, 2008, at 10:32 AM

Wildcat you have to remember we elected a Democratic Congress and Senate two years ago on a slogan for change and it has only gotten worse. Do you remember (Had Enough)? Well now I sure have. Absolutely nothing has been done. This slogan stuff, "Change" could be worse you know because then they will have complete control. That is a recipe for disaster.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Thu, Sep 25, 2008, at 9:00 AM

Wow...Wildcat isn't as liberal as he/she appears either! Would maybe leave Bloomberg off the list, but agree with your point. Also agree it will come down to 1-2 states...hard to tell which ones at this time. Please inform me of how Obama is going to give us the change we need and I will start listening. Too easy for people say that, but I need some hint of specifics if you want to convince me. You still haven't given me an idea of what blame our Congress shares in the problems we now have. I guess I feel the same way about Obama being in lock step with Pelosi and Co. I certainly don't go for liberal thinking/policy as pointed out earlier.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Wed, Sep 24, 2008, at 4:29 PM

I wish we could have all gotten together to promote the best independents for President. Just think if we could have formed a coalition with Colin Powell, Chuck Hagel, Joe Lieberman, and Michael Bloomberg. This would have/could have been the year for the independents and we could have broken out of this 50-50 logjam. This year is going to be another close one....with probably 1-2 states making the difference; it could all come down to Ohio again. If McCain would have kept distancing himself from Bush I would have considered voting for him, but no way now that he is his buddy....again. Obama gives us the best chance to change from the Bush disaster.

-- Posted by Wildcat67 on Wed, Sep 24, 2008, at 3:59 PM

Don't forget folks that Bill Clinton signed the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act into law. So we can blame leaders of both parties for this financial mess we're in!

-- Posted by swift on Wed, Sep 24, 2008, at 3:00 PM

I don't vote for any particular ticket. I just go for whomever (is that better GL? lol) fits best with my beliefs. It usually leads more in the republican direction, but it's not always the case. I, too, enjoy looking at both my options.

As far as Biden asking Sen. Greer to stand, I heard about that somewhere...I can't remember if it was radio or The Insider or where it was. But it just makes me see that if he can't pay attention to the men and women he works with on a regular basis...people he should know a TON about...then he sure as heck can't do me any good!

And I also knew about how McCain's label of "Maverick" came about. He shunned the republican party, and he still calls out a lot of his parties' people...such as the thing I mentioned earlier about Kentucky's own McConnell. If he can stand up for our country the way he did, and if he can stand up against corruption in his own party publicly in the name of what's right, then he's the better choice for me. Of course most of us will agree to disagree, but that's why we have elections after all!

-- Posted by mrsdolphin on Wed, Sep 24, 2008, at 12:57 PM

Would also like to add that I am far from as radical as I sound on here. I truly enjoy having the chance to look over candidates and decide who is the BEST person. Never voted straight ticket and NEVER will. It is just that you need an alternative and there is NONE here.....Not voting for someone like Obama. Race not a factor. Experience, judgement, past associations, tax ideas, pro-abortion of nearly any kind, anti-death penalty, no backbone on foreign policy, top 10 Liberal Senators by any account I can find (Biden joins him on these lists), class warfare policy, pro affirmative action, etc. doesn't describe me or most anyone I know, no matter which box they choose to check.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Wed, Sep 24, 2008, at 12:30 PM

Dolphin: Please remember this. Until McCain was tagged with the Elephant nomination, he was considered as far away from Bush as any Pub could have been. He was considered to liberal to win the nomination and was said to have no chance of earning the support of most of the "right wing". Maverick label came about because of all this.

Did he all of a sudden change? Answer is no. The media is amazing!

Did you see the footage of Biden asking the handicapped former Sen. Greer to stand, when he has been in a wheel chair his entire life? NO.

Did you see Biden saying that back in '21 when the Stock Market crashed......going on to name the wrong President? NO

Did you see him saying that the attack add on John McCain run by his own campaign was "just awful"? a very little bit

He makes Dan Quayle look like a speech and debate coach, and yet you will not see much of any of this. Liberals protecting and promoting Liberals.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Wed, Sep 24, 2008, at 12:25 PM

Let's go back to Clinton times??? You mean the times when he signed that infamous trade agreement? Or when he made it even more clear to over 75% of our population that "cheating is ok if you don't get caught?" Have you noticed the rates of infidelity have risen a significant amount since his day of admission???

No, I think I'll stick with the man who was smart enough to have Palin as his VP. You're right...being that McCain gets to be so closely compared to Bush, she is the best thing we have going on this ticket!

-- Posted by mrsdolphin on Wed, Sep 24, 2008, at 9:51 AM

Taxing people who make $250K + hurt all of us. 2 out of 3 of "those people" are small business. Taxing the wealthy won't hurt you if you don't buy gas, groceries, or need a job though.

Bush tax relief lowered the tax brackets on everyone. If Wildcat didn't make enough money (any)...good. Glad we are giving tax credits to people who already do not pay taxes.

Still wanting to know what role Congress has played in the problems our country faces? Bush can't just wave a magic wand to make ideas law.

Check out Michigan's economy.....Governor got into to office promising to raise taxes and increase revenue and they are bumming right now as a state.

No matter what you say about Palin, remember she has, by any account, at least as much experience as Hussein.

Wildcat has no credibility stating that Clinton had control of ALL of our nation's problems. Many, like this Wall St. debacle and terror, have been brewing and were brewing then as well.

Wildcat: specifically address the role Congress plays in our current problems. You are likely in the 9% who approves of Pelosi and Co.

Second, address the fact that revenue (your money and mine the govt. has) has went up 20% since W took over for the Commander of Interns. I would think you would be a Bush fan with the way spending has increased.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Wed, Sep 24, 2008, at 9:44 AM

I expect any day now that Joe Weber will go bear hunting, kill a bear, and then declare that he is a candidate for V.P. Dexter is about the same size as Wasilla, AK.

O.K., in all seriousness Repubs., let Palin speak. She is the best thing you have going. She has more common sense that Bush or McCain. I may disagree with her, but she seems to be a straight shooter....(no pun intended).

-- Posted by Wildcat67 on Wed, Sep 24, 2008, at 9:17 AM

I had a really good laugh in the last couple of days; watching the Bush administration and McCain say we need more regulations on the securities industry. That, after they have fought for years to get rid of all oversight and regulations. Everyone knows they let the bank lobbists set economic policy and the oil lobbists set energy policy; then got a blank check from the Republican Congress. It hasn't been so comfortable for them since the Dems took back control of Congress. We need to return to the Clinton economy where we had surpluses, jobs, and proper oversight of banks and oil companies. Obama will turn this country around in the right direction.

-- Posted by Wildcat67 on Wed, Sep 24, 2008, at 8:16 AM

Morrison, Obama isn't going to raise taxes on me; I don't make over $250,000 a year. Wish I did as I would gladly pay the taxes and smile as a wrote out the check to Uncle Sam every year. I guess you do make over that amount, more power to you. You should feel very fortunate in this economy. I didn't get any tax relief from Bush; I don't make enough money. For myself, I always wondered why Social Security witholding stops at a certain amount, right now it is around $100,000. That certainly needs to be raised. However, to offset that, we need to stop taxing social security earnings on all people. Talk about stimulating the economy, that would do it in a heartbeat. I have already emailed McCaskill and Bond on that suggestion. Neither party seems interested. Morrison, I guess you don't like to pay taxes; would you then stop sending your kids to school, stop driving on our public roads and PLEASE don't call the police or fireman if you have a problem, and don't bother to file for social security, either. I had some family members who swore that social security was illegal, immoral, unconstitutional,etc. Then, when they got to be 65 were first in line to get their social security check.

By the way, if you are really an investor, you have already lost more money in this Bush Depression that you will ever lose on a tax increase; I don't really like taxes any more that anyone else, however, I am also smart enough to realize that you don't get services for free...you Republicans don't have the common sense to realize that yet.

-- Posted by Wildcat67 on Wed, Sep 24, 2008, at 7:48 AM

Wildcat, Social Security has been bankrupt long before G. W. Bush...that makes you an idiot. I hope all you liberals are right in thinking Obama is the answer. Because he could easily be a 40+ year plan of the extreme and idiot Islamic factor. Did anyone notice that the DOW took a nose-dive when Obama said he was raising taxes? It's true...look it up. Also, raising the capital gains tax KILLS small investors like me. How is that even Constitutional? It's government extortion to even tax capital gains in the first place.

I know there are a lot of people who are ignorant and want Obama to be president because he is part black. But, intelligent people look past that. We don't want someone as President just because it hasn't been done. We want someone with experience...especially millitary experience.

And, why would you EVER vote for someone who is going to raise your taxes?!? It's proven...higher taxes leads to lower ecomony. DUH!!

-- Posted by Jim Morrison on Wed, Sep 24, 2008, at 2:02 AM

GL, not meaning to disrespect, but I'm not "common"...no one is.

And I wasn't saying it would've went well if it had been introducted into Wall Street...I was just wondering what Wildcat's "better" idea was when SS is already so shook up.

-- Posted by mrsdolphin on Tue, Sep 23, 2008, at 9:50 PM

By "people," I think Wildcat means "common people." The people you mentioned are not "common," dolphin.

SS may not be doing well now, but it probably would have been worse if Wall Street had been in charge.

-- Posted by goat lady on Tue, Sep 23, 2008, at 9:32 PM

"Let the 'people' re-take control of this country." In case I'm confused, aren't we all people??? Including Bush, McCain, and all republicans?

Besides, SS isn't doing too well on it's own...with the possiblity of ourselves and almost definetly our children not being able to use the money they put back for this exact thing being depleted by the time we/they are old enough to retire...so what's your fancy idea Wildcat???

-- Posted by mrsdolphin on Tue, Sep 23, 2008, at 9:22 PM

We all should thank our lucky stars we didn't listen to McCain, Bush and the Republicans and put Social Security in the stock market. Talk about an economic disaster that would have been. They wanted to privatize and let the investment banks (i.e. Lehman, Merrill, and the rest) take control of all of Social Security. What a mess. We need to all make sure the Republicans are swept out of office and let the people re-take control of this country.

-- Posted by Wildcat67 on Tue, Sep 23, 2008, at 4:42 PM

Sorry about that site, MD! You can also go to Newsmax.com. I got their email news and that's where i got my info.

-- Posted by swift on Tue, Sep 23, 2008, at 2:45 PM

Not finding the gutter remark. I live in the gutter on the weekends and it isn't such a bad place. No racial slurs here....Obama's Mama was a less than respected citizen and his Daddy was a drunk. Not finding the racial slurs. Also waiting to hear what amount of blame a Pelosi led Congress has in the mess we are in. Surely they share some of the blame? And also looking for substantial accomplishments of Obama's.

Would like to also add that today marks exactly one year to the day that Sen. Joe Biden remarked, "the surge has 0% chance of success." Great addition to the ticket.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Tue, Sep 23, 2008, at 9:45 AM

Hoon, who censored you? You've gotten to say what you wanted on this blog, haven't you? It was the gas question on the main page where you were censored for making what was perceived as an obscene comment. And, as for your remark about "Get your mind out of the gutter," I have to believe that you knew full well what you were doing!

If you were gonna be censored here, it would probably have been for all those racial slurs you posted. However, even those were left intact, you'll notice.

Nobody's gonna censor you for called Dexterite a "bed-wetting liberal," as irresponsible and stereotypical as the remark is! You're entitled to your opinion, and the rest of us just have to take it all with a grain of salt. Most of the time, I can let it slide off my back. Only occasionally do I think you go too far.

-- Posted by goat lady on Tue, Sep 23, 2008, at 6:12 AM

What the hell deserved censoring on the last post? I simply called dextermite out for what he/she is...bed wetting liberal. Also told that it is typical to call names and then whine when on the other end of it. Also asked to be specific and give 3 things Obama has accomplished......not voted for this or supported this or organized this. Give me something he has DONE. Also said that dextermite and his bunch hate conservatives, but have NO alternatives to any of the problems we face. Again I ask, what the hell do you have to censor that for. You take me and some of the other dead rockers as hateful primarily because of our views and not what we say b/c you know we mean NO real harm with any of this......no need censoring the truth.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Mon, Sep 22, 2008, at 11:58 PM

NO, he is not a republican. He was Bill Clinton's primary political advisor. He's just mad at Hillary. That doesn't make him a republican. Neither side should trust him.

Did you know Fox news has some very highly connected liberal or democratic consultants. How about Hillary's campaign manager? Can't really say that about any of the rest of them having both sides, especially the Communist News Network.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Mon, Sep 22, 2008, at 7:12 PM

Yes goat lady, Morris is a political consultant on Fox News, need I say more????

-- Posted by changedname on Mon, Sep 22, 2008, at 6:16 PM

Is Dick Morris a Republican?

-- Posted by goat lady on Mon, Sep 22, 2008, at 4:57 PM

Obama is neo-Marxist. I'm not name calling when i say that. He has an awfull lot of ties to some pretty radical groups.

According to Dick Morris, http://www.dickmorris.com

McCain would have 290 electoral votes if the election was held today.

-- Posted by swift on Mon, Sep 22, 2008, at 4:34 PM
Madeline Dejournett's response:
Swift, forget it! You have to SIGN UP to view that site!

Hoon, on the race relations in our country, I'm sure the percentage is just as high, if not higher. The only difference between now and the 40's, 50's, and 60's is it's not politically correct to say what you feel.

-- Posted by mrsdolphin on Mon, Sep 22, 2008, at 3:51 PM
Madeline Dejournett's response:
We know what it's like in this part of the country, anyway. Can't vouch for everywhere. This election will really bring it out, won't it?

MD: When is name calling crossing the line? You suggest that Palin could be a Pit Bull in the title of this blog, which is actually the only good one going right now.

And would be interested in you finding a poll that tells what percentage of blacks have misgivings about whites. Get back to me on that one so we can get a complete picture of race relations in our country.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Mon, Sep 22, 2008, at 12:19 PM
Madeline Dejournett's response:
Neither I nor Sarah Palin consider the title "pit bull" an insult. You'll notice that she's comparing HERSELF to a pit bull. I think she's emphasizing her grit and determination. However, if I called her a "beauty queen.." would that be a compliment or an insult?

You have a good point about the percentage of blacks having misgivings about whites. It may well be higher than one third. However, I think this particular poll might have been intended to predict how whites would vote in this election. Still, I would definitely be interested in a reverse poll!

I've already heard that most of the black voters are going for Obama, but I have black friends who are conservative, and NO WAY would they vote for him!

Speak for yourself......you too can learn something everyday.

Choice is simple....

One ticket a moderate (was always tooooo moderate and a media darling until he landed the nomination...now he is a MEAN old crusty Republican)

One ticket one of the most liberal senators in Congress

You decide.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Mon, Sep 22, 2008, at 12:14 PM

I think we can all agree no one's opinion of this election is going to be changed either way, we're all just blowing smoke and growing older, not wiser.

-- Posted by changedname on Mon, Sep 22, 2008, at 11:43 AM

Layne has it down....system sucks and is likely too broken to fix.

Sorry to offend with name calling....but back in the 50's ask yourself what a white woman having a child by a black man would have been called. Not right, not MY feelings, but just how it was.

I also am not relying solely on name calling.

I asked for 3 things Obama has accomplished.....specific things that he has taken on.....and I got a laundry list of the same crap..."he became chairman of this, he supported that, he voted for this bill".....List accomplishments.

And Wildcat...stop putting your IQ after your name. IF you think Pelosi and Co. are good for this country, 67 would be a bit high. You HATE Bush for the way things are, but praise the leaders in Congress??????? Can't have it both ways.....

I am shannonhoon and I fight for my right to party.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Mon, Sep 22, 2008, at 10:55 AM
Madeline Dejournett's response:
Hoon, this isn't the 50's!! (Despite the fact that so much of the population is stuck in that era!)

By the way MD, if you're going to post that hummingbird blog, you better do it soon, as they'll be heading to Mexico in less than a month! It just blows my mind how those little guys (yes, I got it, lol) lose half their body weight flying non-stop over the Gulf Of Mexico. How in the world can something that weighs only an ounce or so stand to lose half their body weight???

-- Posted by mrsdolphin on Mon, Sep 22, 2008, at 8:12 AM
Madeline Dejournett's response:
Hahaha! I have it ready to go at a moment's notice! I thought my little birds were gone a few days ago when it was SO COLD! But they stayed. However, I'm not having to put as much sugar water out as I did, so some may already have gone. It IS time!

Honestly, after the ads I've seen about McCain singling out republicans like Mitch McConnell that have said one thing during their campaign, and turned around to do the exact opposite after election has made me like McCain even more. For those of you who don't know, Mitch McConnell would be over Kentucky, and the man promised increases in Medicaid coverage (among hundreds of other broken promises), and turned right around 2 weeks after being voted in and decreased medicaid benefits for children so badly, that an unknown amount of CHILDREN lost their only hope/form of insurance. McCain singled him out as being "self 1st, country 2nd," and "only out for himself." It takes guts to single out people from your own party like that. Do with my comment what you will...I'll probably be taking another lengthy vacation from the blogs anyway.

If you want to see this ad, keep your t.v. tuned to channel 6 (NBC)...it usually plays more during primetime.

-- Posted by mrsdolphin on Mon, Sep 22, 2008, at 8:05 AM

Can we get off the same BS arguments??? It's an eroded system that is the cause of our plight. We are set to implode if we keep on keeping on.

It will take some serious changes to get us on the right track. The economy and destroying terrorist cells are the issues we need to focus on NOW. And then reforming the electoral process should follow. Our system is jacked up people.

I am Layne Staley and if you can't dig it, then I say "If I would, could you?"

-- Posted by layne staley on Sun, Sep 21, 2008, at 11:25 PM

Hoon has arisen from the dead with cryptic pronouncements!

-- Posted by goat lady on Sun, Sep 21, 2008, at 9:14 PM

"I See Dead People!"

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Sun, Sep 21, 2008, at 8:58 PM

It's Sunday and I am very thankful that we have Barney Frank, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi in charge. Bush and Paulson asked for a blank check for $700 Billion....how silly is that. Pelosi and the Dems said no way without to safeguards including NO EXECUTIVE Bonuses and Exhorbitant pay to those we buy out. Watch carefully the next few days as Bush, Paulson, and Behnor try to blame the Dems for dragging their feet.

-- Posted by Wildcat67 on Sun, Sep 21, 2008, at 6:32 PM

I think she may be a pit bull.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Sun, Sep 21, 2008, at 6:16 PM

Sunday morning and still no hoon..... As bad as he could be, the blogs are gonna be pretty boring w/o him, I think...

-- Posted by goat lady on Sun, Sep 21, 2008, at 7:45 AM

Hey, Ducky! We posted simultaneously! I'm glad you haven't missed out on the Disappearing Hoon Act!! Is he gone? Is he here? Only the Shadow Knows!

FJ, that posting was something else! Especially the first paragraph! You are in your element as a political satirist!

Hey, tonight one of my relatives showed me the most clever musical satire from jibjab.com (I think that's the site). You need to check it out. You could probably write some song lyrics for them.

-- Posted by goat lady on Sat, Sep 20, 2008, at 8:40 PM

Good information, FJ! Thanks for the update.

I used to have kids in class who were just too bright for their own good - The hacker sounds like one of them. They did stuff like that just because they COULD, usually to show off for their friends. Sad misuse of intellect. Of course, this incident is obviously more serious.

Gemini, I don't see any changes in this particular blog where hoon is concerned, but he definitely disappeared from the question on the main page.

He could be boycotting us now. Sad misuse of intellect.

-- Posted by goat lady on Sat, Sep 20, 2008, at 8:34 PM

Hmmm. Maybe someone got disgusted with hoon's disrepectful comments and deleted him. I'm all in favor of healthy disagreement, but isn't it a shameful when we can't have a civilized conversation about our differences without resorting to that sort of language?

-- Posted by Ducky on Sat, Sep 20, 2008, at 8:29 PM

MD, What we are being treated to is the first "reality TV" Presidential Campaign Show. The cast members are a fiesty 72-year-old who spent 5 years as a North Vietnamese POW; a half-white/half-black man with preacher like oratory skills who authored his autobiography at 34; a doggedly determined former Alaska beauty queen whose husband didn't know what he was in for when she volunteered for the PTA; and lastly there is an invisible man who has spent 80% of his adult life in the U.S. Senate.

The Presidential Campaign Show has all the hooping, hollering, intrigue and skullduggery of Survivor and Big Brother. So many questions and so few answers! Can McCain keep it straight when he is asked about Spain, that it is in Europe? Will the press continue to keep a hands off attitude to investigating Obama's past and his associations? Will Bidden somehow appear to be something other than a shadow? Will the dozens of investigators scouring Alaska in the employ of the Democratic Party, the National Enquirer and major newspapers succeed in finding the dirt that they hope will kill Palin's Vice Presidential bid? Stay Tuned!

IB, with McCain you would somewhat get your wish. Palin has "slipped up" several times and referred to what the "Palin and McCain administration" would do, and she has referred to McCain as her running mate. It is possible that the way they are campaigning together would extend to the White House, and for all practical purposes we might have the first quasi co-Presidency. Interesting!?

Hoon, Hoon, whereever you are?!? It is a federal crime to hack into someone's email, and just two months ago (July 08) a former Philadelphia news anchor was criminally charged with hacking into the email of his former co-anchor. And that man facing time in federal prison only shared the hacked emails with ONE person. See a story at, http://crimlaw.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/...

The emails from Sarah Palin's hacked Yahoo account were shared with the entire world on the Internet, and the kid who claims to have done it has said he did it for the purpose of trying to find incriminating information to destroy her Vice-Presidential bid. To the disappointment of the hacker(s) and tens of millions of Democrats, Palin's emails were non-descript. So what we are left with is to find out if the actions of those involved are treated as seriously as they should be. After all, the intent in hacking her email was to destroy her professionally ... and not just incidentally to possibly alter the outcome of who would be voted President of the U.S. That sounds pretty darn serious to me. Certainly a lot more serious in its implications than reading the emails of a Philadelphia TV personality.

-- Posted by FJGuy on Sat, Sep 20, 2008, at 6:12 PM

I didn't see anything impressive there that he personally accomplished that would make me think he is Presidential material.

Of course I don't want to vote for either one of them. I think Obama might be just a little full of his self and McCain might have a few marbles missing. How about we just elect the two Vice President nominees?

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Sat, Sep 20, 2008, at 4:26 PM

And if I remember correctly, it's still a secret ballot when you vote.

-- Posted by changedname on Sat, Sep 20, 2008, at 4:25 PM

Being intelligent.

-- Posted by changedname on Sat, Sep 20, 2008, at 4:21 PM

dexterite, if you did retire from a major US corporation on a comfortable pension. How in the world are you going to support Obama?

-- Posted by BonScott on Sat, Sep 20, 2008, at 4:12 PM

Thank you Madeline Dejournett. I just hate to see people talking about things they obviously don't know anything about.With a computer it is so easy to find things out. Just google it and you will have all the info you need.

What happened to Shannonhoon on this blog?

-- Posted by Gemini on Sat, Sep 20, 2008, at 3:20 PM

And, come to think of it, hoon did say, "If you're going to delete something, just delete the whole comment!" And they did!!

-- Posted by goat lady on Sat, Sep 20, 2008, at 2:37 PM

Well, I wouldn't have caught the off-color reference, even if I had seen the original post, but I'm sure some people would have - and it could possibly have made the site look bad.

Free speech can be tricky!!

-- Posted by goat lady on Sat, Sep 20, 2008, at 2:36 PM

I never saw any of the comments that were removed today, perhaps that was best, to me it ruins the purpose of discussions to begin name calling, reference to folks being on welfare, keep it clean and meaningful.

-- Posted by changedname on Sat, Sep 20, 2008, at 2:23 PM

Mmm...the blogs may have changed in character significantly, as of today. Has anybody been watching the main question about gas prices??? Hoon miraculously disappeared into thin air! Right before my very eyes! One minute, he was there, and the next - Poof! Gone!

-- Posted by goat lady on Sat, Sep 20, 2008, at 2:10 PM

Good to see your reply Gemini, just wanted you to know this is normal here and I'm sure not what MD intended when she started this post, but I'm sure she's not surprised either.

-- Posted by changedname on Sat, Sep 20, 2008, at 8:20 AM
Madeline Dejournett's response:
Well, that's one of the reasons I was hesitant do the blog, but I'm still a little surprised at the vehemence of the reply to Gemini's comment. Still, how sad if we have to avoid discussions simply because some people go off the deep end and stoop to such low comments.

Gemini, I appreciate your research very much, even if some of our bloggers don't feel the same way.

I debated on deleting some of the roughest comments, but I decided to let them stand, so people could see what's out there. In the light of the latest poll results on race, this discussion is super relevant. Did you hear this morning that 30% of whites polled said that they had some misgivings about blacks? In this part of the country, the figure may be significantly higher.

Names have never hurt me...lol I wonder who ShannonHoon really is. Since Shannon Hoon from Blind Melon has been dead for a while...

-- Posted by Gemini on Sat, Sep 20, 2008, at 7:34 AM

Gemini, if you want to be called 'names', post here. I was called a flaming liberal on welfare, when in reality I retired in 1993 from a major US Corporation after working 38 years, on a comfortable pension.

-- Posted by changedname on Sat, Sep 20, 2008, at 6:44 AM

Hmmm...another interesting blog here. When you boil it down, we've got two decent choices for President: A) the war hero maverick or B) the socialist lawyer. Check the records; both are public and neither are ground breaking. So the question is: Which candidate will do better leading us in a time where our economy is suspect and the war on terror is prevalent? Go to the polls and cast your vote. My suggestion would be to choose the guy with a spine. Again, check the records and may the best man win. Happy voting folks!

-- Posted by layne staley on Sat, Sep 20, 2008, at 2:01 AM

Here is my question to all of you who hate George W. Bush and the Republican Party. Do you have stocks or mutual funds? Do you have any type of retirement fund? If so, why would you vote for Obama. He WILL raise the capital gains tax, which in turn will screw anyone who makes money from the above mentioned. Is that constitutional? I don't think so. But hell, what do I know. I'm a Republican, so I should give my money to the poor people to buy gas, so they can go on vacation too.....**** on that!! I earn my **** money and I should be able to spend it how I want too. I'm BonScott and I'm sick and tired of giving hand outs.

Paid for by the Dead Rocker Association.

-- Posted by BonScott on Fri, Sep 19, 2008, at 11:30 PM

Look at her track record goat cheese and figure it out. I'm not saying it is true in every case, but when a kid goes to leave with his grandparents, something is probably screwed up with the family.

-- Posted by BonScott on Fri, Sep 19, 2008, at 11:21 PM

"white piece of trash white lady getting knocked up by black drunk who abandoned the family."

That's not bigoted? What makes his mother "white trash"?

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Sep 19, 2008, at 11:06 PM

Wasn't her use of her private email for public business a violation of the sunshine law? Not trying to hide anything, was she?

I thought Gemini answered your question.

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Sep 19, 2008, at 11:03 PM

Anyone have a problem with Palin's emails being stolen? Gemi hat? Goat? Wildpussy? Let me know.....

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Fri, Sep 19, 2008, at 10:42 PM

BAAAAAAAAA......The GOAT is alive!!!!!

Obama is for raising taxes on anyone making over $250K a year..... 2 out of 3 of which will be small business. gemi-hat. Like most liberals, you and goat think it is neat to tax the rich, as if these people are really just corporate names....they are people too. Most have earned their pay. You likely believe someone like Biden is a great American when he tells folks it is there patriotic duty to pay more taxes....when, BTW, he has paid an average of $360 to charity over the past 10 years...what a great guy.

I am much more than name calling and you know it.

Name 3 things Obama has done or accomplished??????????? Just 3.

Name 2 jobs he has had that were not government funded.

How am I a bigot???????

And I am sure you had the same feelings about Billy Clinton as you have about W.

Also....I can tell you can't stand W.....but please fill me in on what blame the Nanci Pelosi led Congress has in the last 4-6 years? W did NOT PASS ONE LAW without the approval of a democratic led Congress.

Go back to watching the View, Letterman, and MSNBC.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Fri, Sep 19, 2008, at 10:40 PM

When confronted by facts, resort to sarcasm (and name-calling). You guys have been harping on & on about "What has Obama ever done??" and now that someone answers you, you whip out the "liberal bed-wetting" label. Yeah, now you can start "baaaaaaaaaa-ing," too. That's your typical response...

By the way, a person doesn't have to be a liberal or even an Obama supporter to be disgusted by some of the trash talk going on here.

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Sep 19, 2008, at 9:47 PM

Why do you think he should tax the corporations? What good would that do? These companies already pay a major amount in taxes. So if you place more taxes on them, they will have to cut back, which means lay off employees. What a great idea(sarcasm)! I say we just keep increasing minimum wage so everyone can be rich....now I am thinking like a liberal Democrap, I am a genius.

-- Posted by BonScott on Fri, Sep 19, 2008, at 7:36 PM

Dear Hoon,

I have noticed that when someone does not know what they are talking about they resort to name calling.

One thing he is not proposing taxing the small businesses. Just the corporations. Most small businesses fall in the middle class bracket.

Now I am sure you do not have anything to worry about.

-- Posted by Gemini on Fri, Sep 19, 2008, at 5:52 PM

Pretty sick comments hoon...Guess there are still intolerant bigots in Dexter...I wonder why you would support W. and his crew as he has gotten everything handed to him. He actually dodged the draft by getting into the National Guard...by the way that is how they did it back in the 60's and 70's as you had to 'know' someone to get in so you would not have to see combat. I guess since W.'s company in Texas went belly up, but was part owner of the Texas Rangers made him more qualified to be Pres. And since Palin once shot a bear makes her qualified to be President. What morons.....

-- Posted by Wildcat67 on Fri, Sep 19, 2008, at 3:30 PM

Very well said Hoon. I am BonScott and I approve your research.

-- Posted by BonScott on Fri, Sep 19, 2008, at 2:39 PM

Very impressive...still searching all of that MESS to find a paycheck he may have earned that wasn't paid for by gemi hat and you and me. Osama Obama is the product of a white piece of trash white lady getting knocked up by black drunk who abandoned the family. Still trying to figure out how a poor kid like him was able to afford Harvard? Let me know what your research finds. Gemi Hat is obviously a yeller dawg liberal. But I will commend you on your research. Must of taken hours and hours to find all of these remarkable accomplishments. My own mind tells me I ain't votin' for a baby killing, tax raising, voting present so I don't have to make tough decisions, tele prompter reading, pull out of Iraq b/c the surge isn't working-oh wait it IS working, class warfare loving, raise taxes on the rich and small businesses so jobs numbers will tank, affirmative action drooling, no death penalty supporting, government can save everyone thinking, inexperienced dirty Chicago politician. I am HOON and I approve this research.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Fri, Sep 19, 2008, at 2:17 PM

I am tired of reading statements by people that have not researched anything.

When people say that Barak Obama has not done anything they are just repeating what they have heard. Use your own mind...

So here is some of my research...

As a member of the Democratic minority in the 109th Congress, he helped create legislation to control conventional weapons and to promote greater public accountability in the use of federal funds. He also made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. During the 110th Congress, he helped create legislation regarding lobbying and electoral fraud, climate change, nuclear terrorism, and care for returned U.S. military personnel. After announcing his presidential campaign in February 2007, Obama emphasized withdrawing American troops from Iraq, energy independence, decreasing the influence of lobbyists, and promoting universal health care as top national priorities.

After four years in New York City, Obama moved to Chicago to work as a community organizer for three years from June 1985 to May 1988 as director of the Developing Communities Project (DCP), a church-based community organization originally comprising eight Catholic parishes in Greater Roseland (Roseland, West Pullman, and Riverdale) on Chicago's far South Side.During his three years as the DCP's director, its staff grew from 1 to 13 and its annual budget grew from $70,000 to $400,000, with accomplishments including helping set up a job training program, a college preparatory tutoring program, and a tenants' rights organization in Altgeld Gardens. Obama also worked as a consultant and instructor for the Gamaliel Foundation, a community organizing institute.In mid-1988, he traveled for the first time to Europe for three weeks and then for five weeks in Kenya, where he met many of his Kenyan relatives for the first time.

Obama entered Harvard Law School in late 1988. At the end of his first year, he was selected, based on his grades and a writing competition, as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.In February 1990, in his second year, he was elected president of the Law Review, a full-time volunteer position functioning as editor-in-chief and supervising the Law Review's staff of 80 editors.Obama's election as the first black president of the Law Review was widely reported and followed by several long, detailed profiles.During his summers, he returned to Chicago where he worked as a summer associate at the law firms of Sidley & Austin in 1989 and Hopkins & Sutter in 1990.After graduating with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) magna *** laude from Harvard in 1991, he returned to Chicago.

The publicity from his election as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review led to a publishing contract and advance for a book about race relations.In an effort to recruit him to their faculty, the University of Chicago Law School provided Obama with a fellowship and an office to work on his book.He originally planned to finish the book in one year, but it took much longer as the book evolved into a personal memoir. In order to work without interruptions, Obama and his wife, Michelle, traveled to Bali where he wrote for several months. The manuscript was finally published in mid-1995 as Dreams from My Father.

Obama directed Illinois' Project Vote from April to October 1992, a voter registration drive with a staff of 10 and 700 volunteers; it achieved its goal of registering 150,000 of 400,000 unregistered African-Americans in the state, and led to Crain's Chicago Business naming Obama to its 1993 list of "40 under Forty" powers to be.

Beginning in 1992, Obama taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School for twelve years, being first classified as a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996, and then as a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004.

He also, in 1993, joined Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, a 12-attorney law firm specializing in civil rights litigation and neighborhood economic development, where he was an associate for three years from 1993 to 1996, then of counsel from 1996 to 2004, with his law license becoming inactive in 2002.

Obama was a founding member of the board of directors of Public Allies in 1992, resigning before his wife, Michelle, became the founding executive director of Public Allies Chicago in early 1993. He served from 1993 to 2002 on the board of directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago, which in 1985 had been the first foundation to fund Obama's DCP, and also from 1994 to 2002 on the board of directors of The Joyce Foundation.Obama served on the board of directors of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge from 1995--2002, as founding president and chairman of the board of directors from 1995--1999.He also served on the board of directors of the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Center for Neighborhood Technology, and the Lugenia Burns Hope Center.

Obama was elected to the Illinois Senate in 1996, succeeding State Senator Alice Palmer as Senator from Illinois' 13th District, which then spanned Chicago South Side neighborhoods from Hyde Park-Kenwood south to South Shore and west to Chicago Lawn.Once elected, Obama gained bipartisan support for legislation reforming ethics and health care laws.He sponsored a law increasing tax credits for low-income workers, negotiated welfare reform, and promoted increased subsidies for childcare.In 2001, as co-chairman of the bipartisan Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, Obama supported Republican Governor Ryan's payday loan regulations and predatory mortgage lending regulations aimed at averting home foreclosures.

In January 2003, Obama became chairman of the Illinois Senate's Health and Human Services Committee when Democrats, after a decade in the minority, regained a majority.He sponsored and led unanimous, bipartisan passage of legislation to monitor racial profiling by requiring police to record the race of drivers they detained and legislation making Illinois the first state to mandate videotaping of homicide interrogations.During his 2004 general election campaign for U.S. Senate, police representatives credited Obama for his active engagement with police organizations in enacting death penalty reforms.Obama resigned from the Illinois Senate in November 2004 following his election to the US Senate.

Obama voted in favor of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and cosponsored the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act.In September 2006, Obama supported a related bill, the Secure Fence Act.Obama introduced two initiatives bearing his name: "Lugar--Obama," which expanded the Nunn--Lugar cooperative threat reduction concept to conventional weapons,and the "Coburn--Obama Transparency Act," which authorized the establishment of USAspending.gov, a web search engine on federal spending.On June 3, 2008, Senator Obama, along with Senators Carper, Coburn and McCain, introduced follow-up legislation: Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in Federal Spending Act of 2008.

Obama sponsored legislation requiring nuclear plant owners to notify state and local authorities of radioactive leaks.In December 2006, President Bush signed into law the "Democratic Republic of the Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion Act," marking the first federal legislation to be enacted with Obama as its primary sponsor.In January 2007, Obama and Senator Feingold introduced a corporate jet provision to the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act, which was signed into law in September 2007. He introduced S. 453, a bill to criminalize deceptive practices in federal elections.Obama also introduced the Iraq War De-Escalation Act of 2007.

Obama and Richard Lugar visit a Russian mobile launch missile dismantling facility.

Later in 2007, Obama sponsored an amendment to the Defense Authorization Act adding safeguards for personality disorder military discharges. He sponsored the "Iran Sanctions Enabling Act" supporting divestment of state pension funds from Iran's oil and gas industry, and co-sponsored legislation to reduce risks of nuclear terrorism.Obama also sponsored a Senate amendment to the State Children's Health Insurance Program providing one year of job protection for family members caring for soldiers with combat-related injuries.


Obama held assignments on the Senate Committees for Foreign Relations, Environment and Public Works and Veterans' Affairs through December 2006. In January 2007, he left the Environment and Public Works committee and took additional assignments with Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. He also became Chairman of the Senate's subcommittee on European Affairs. As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Obama has made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.

-- Posted by Gemini on Fri, Sep 19, 2008, at 12:07 PM

Yeah....and Obama is LOADED with experience in ALL areas. He was a community organizer you know.

Black is Back in '08!!!!!!! Has quite a ring to it. Layne, you got anything to say about that?

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Thu, Sep 18, 2008, at 9:21 PM

Dexterite, I would be more concerned about Gov. Palin's management style in dealing with people who disagree with her than with Hagel's comment that she lacks foreign policy experience. He needs to tell us something we don't know.

-- Posted by goat lady on Thu, Sep 18, 2008, at 5:57 PM

I saw a girl in Sikeston a few weeks ago wearing a t-shirt that said this...."Obama '08, Black is Back."

I will let you come up with your own conclusions. I know what mine is.

-- Posted by BonScott on Thu, Sep 18, 2008, at 5:07 PM

You need to read Senator Chuck Hagel's response to Sarah. By the way, he's a Republican Senator from Neb.

-- Posted by changedname on Thu, Sep 18, 2008, at 11:08 AM

I saw a bumper sticker the other day that said


Does anyone know where these are available

-- Posted by mythought on Thu, Sep 18, 2008, at 9:24 AM

I have to admit that the media bias is pretty obvious. Have you seen the red and blue U.S. floor map that CBS is using to predict how each state will go in the election? They keep saying, "Well, IF Colorado goes for Obama, and IF Arizona goes for Obama...."

I still don't think it's gonna make much difference, though. They were biased in the last two presidential elections, and Bush still won. Nobody listens to them... You guys are getting your heart rates up all for nothing...

-- Posted by goat lady on Thu, Sep 18, 2008, at 7:28 AM

Liberal mainstream media is fishing for anything and everything to find on her......daughter's pregnancy, firing her bro in law who used a taser on an 11 year old, lack of experience even though she has been Gov. and Mayor (Obama has never received a check that wasn't tax payer funded and never been in charge of running anything), her special needs child and how she is going to be a good parent and a VP, etc. The feminists hate her. Biden has said her being VP would be a step BACK for women. Also, has anyone seen the footage of the difference between the way McCain was grilled and disrespected on the View versus how the same morons drooled on Obama's khakis? And lastly, check out Biden on youtube asking Senator Graham to stand up and be recognized!!!!!!!! Graham is in a wheelchair and has been his entire life. You think that would have made headline news if it were McCain or Palin??????? HOON is back!

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 11:23 PM

Always have LOVED that old poster extolling the virtues of the newly-liberated Working Woman of World War II!

I haven't seen any smears on Palin yet, but the night is young....(and so is the campaign...)

-- Posted by goat lady on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 9:12 PM

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Madeline (Giles) DeJournett is the Advance writer for the North Stoddard Countian. A retired high school English/history teacher, she spent 32 years teaching in 5 schools in Missouri and Alaska. These days, she lives quietly with a menagerie of wild and domestic animals on 52 secluded acres in the remote Tillman hills south of Advance. She graduated from Dexter High School in 1960 and Southeast Missouri State in 1964. She can be contacted at advancensc@sbcglobal.net.
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