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Re: Everything you wanted to know about Sarah Palin....
« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2008, 07:54:06 AM »
Bill Maher on feminism (courtesy Croggy in another thread)

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Re: Everything you wanted to know about Sarah Palin....
« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2008, 11:46:21 AM »
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Re: Everything you wanted to know about Sarah Palin....
« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2008, 01:23:24 PM »
Unlike the nice people in Vermont, the Alaskans seem to be a very rightwing bunch indeed, for privatisations and homeschooling to appeal to the religious nutter faction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaskan_Independence_Party

I don't feel like ploughing through a lot of sites on this crew, but I haven't seen anything on the question of Aboriginal rights.
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Re: Everything you wanted to know about Sarah Palin....
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2008, 01:50:02 PM »
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Re: Everything you wanted to know about Sarah Palin....
« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2008, 07:35:13 PM »
Good piece from AlterNet

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An Ex-Beauty Queen for VP: Political Risk or Political Genius?

With no foreign policy experience and a political resume that could fit on my pinky fingernail, Sarah Palin is an absurd choice for vice president. Yet it should come as no surprise to the public -- especially to Democrats -- that John McCain chose her anyway.

That's because the very issues that Democrats say make her a political risk -- her newness to the political world stage, her anti-choice stance, her opposition to gay marriage, her support of capital punishment, her disregard for the environment -- matter very little in determining the outcome of elections. Voters -- some of whom dissect policy issues daily, but most of whom don't -- ultimately cast their ballots based on emotion. Not logic. Not knowledge of "the issues."
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Re: Everything you wanted to know about Sarah Palin....
« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2008, 07:47:59 PM »
I thought this was an interesting article from the Guardian: Palin case highlights teenage pregnancy

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The US is said to have one of the worst annual rates of teenage pregnancies in the developed world.
According to a report by Population Action International, published at the end of last year, there were 44 births per 1,000 women aged 15-19 in the US for 2000-2005.
This compares with figures in the UK - itself said to be the country with the worst teenage pregnancy rate in Europe - of 27 births per 1,000 women aged 15-19.
Put differently, America is estimated to have some 750,000 teenage pregnancies a year.
   
 Despite the continuous declines, the US teenage pregnancy rate is still among the highest among industrialised nations  

And Palin, of course, is opposed to sex education.
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Re: Everything you wanted to know about Sarah Palin....
« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2008, 08:32:19 PM »
Reliable sources tell me that Palin even made up the Miss Congeniality story.

I really think that this candidacy has jumped the shark.

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Re: Everything you wanted to know about Sarah Palin....
« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2008, 09:08:05 PM »
Link?

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Re: Everything you wanted to know about Sarah Palin....
« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2008, 09:31:01 PM »
I don't have a link except for comments at emptywheel. She and her FDL cohorts have been reading everything, as I haven't. I've probably missed whatever link there was. But if they're saying so, it's so.

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Re: Everything you wanted to know about Sarah Palin....
« Reply #40 on: September 02, 2008, 09:45:32 PM »
Quote from: skdadl
I really think that this candidacy has jumped the shark.
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I kinda thought so with the first teevee look at her, it was definitely the 'Elaine' look that told me that.
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Re: Everything you wanted to know about Sarah Palin....
« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2008, 09:46:46 PM »
Who is Elaine?
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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Re: Everything you wanted to know about Sarah Palin....
« Reply #42 on: September 02, 2008, 09:48:03 PM »
Seinfeld
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Re: Everything you wanted to know about Sarah Palin....
« Reply #43 on: September 02, 2008, 10:11:49 PM »

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Re: Everything you wanted to know about Sarah Palin....
« Reply #44 on: September 02, 2008, 11:04:31 PM »
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Reliable sources tell me that Palin even made up the Miss Congeniality story.

I read that today, too. The reliable source was supposedly the contestant that was actually named Miss Congeniality.  ;)
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