Sep 3, 2008

Text of Palin's speech and my response..

You can read it here. I will highlight the horseshit.

And I accept the privilege of serving with a man who has come through much harder missions … and met far graver challenges … and knows how tough fights are won - the next president of the United States, John S. McCain. - POW POW POW POW POW…She mentions it alot..A LOT. It has nothing to do with being capable of running our nation.

Our family has the same ups and downs as any other … the same challenges and the same joys. Sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenge.And children with special needs inspire a special love. - Special needs babies and children also need extra care and attention and you aren’t going to be able to provide that being on the campaign trail. But by all means..use your son to sell yourself Sarah.

I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a “community organizer,” except that you have actual responsibilities. I might add that in small towns, we don’t quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they are listening, and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren’t listening. - People of her small town were in the throes of starting a recall election…so you didn’t know all of them, and you certainly didn’t serve them all well.

The right reason is to challenge the status quo, to serve the common good, and to leave this nation better than we found it. - Since your views on Global Warming are opposite of your main man, John McCain, I highly doubt you can leave this nation in better shape than you found it. By accepting that pork money for the didn’t challenge shit lady.

But we are expected to govern with integrity, good will, clear convictions, and … a servant’s heart. - Unless you don’t like someone..then you attempt to get them fired…and if the head of the Law Enforcement division balks at that shitcan him as well..hows that for integrity?

I came to office promising major ethics reform, to end the culture of self-dealing. And today, that ethics reform is the law. - TrooperGate again comes to mind..tsk tsk.

Senator McCain also promises to use the power of veto in defense of the public interest - and as a chief executive, I can assure you it works. - Unless of course its one of the lobbyists that currently are employed on his campaign or one of their company cohorts…then lets see how Johnny does regarding the cough…public interest.

I told the Congress “thanks, but no thanks,” for that Bridge to Nowhere. If our state wanted a bridge, we’d build it ourselves. - Oh give it a fucking rest lady…YOU KEPT THE MONEY!!! IT WAS PORK FOR CHRISTS SAKE NO MATTER WHAT YOU SPENT IT ON!

And when that deal was struck, we began a nearly forty billion dollar natural gas pipeline to help lead America to energy independence. - Too bad it’s being built by the Canadians eh? So much for American jobs eh?

To confront the threat that Iran might seek to cut off nearly a fifth of world energy supplies … or that terrorists might strike again at the Abqaiq facility in Saudi Arabia … or that Venezuela might shut off its oil deliveries … we Americans need to produce more of our own oil and gas. And take it from a gal who knows the North Slope of Alaska: we’ve got lots of both. - Oh will take a minimum of ten years to get that oil and gas into the delivery system and it will only lower prices by cents, not to mention its so small that it will be used up in less than a decade.

But listening to him speak, it’s easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform - not even in the state senate. - John McCain has missed more votes in the Senate than any other senator in history that wasn’t least Obama was there the majority of the time.

The answer is to make government bigger … take more of your money … give you more orders from Washington … and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world. America needs more energy … our opponent is against producing it. - Bullshit, bullshit and more bullshit. Not even worth itemizing the bullshit in this one folks.

Al Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America … he’s worried that someone won’t read them their rights? Government is too big … he wants to grow it. - Yeah, thats right, you think civil rights are a joke, we know..and interestingly enough..people are innocent until evidence is presented against them at a trial. Those big bad Muslims are all guilty of something aren’t they?

The Democratic nominee for president supports plans to raise income taxes … raise payroll taxes … raise investment income taxes … raise the death tax … raise business taxes … and increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars. My sister Heather and her husband have just built a service station that’s now opened for business - like millions of others who run small businesses. - The inheritance tax will be restored, not raised for Christs sake. He has no plans to hit small businesses, so unless your fucking sister is making millions off her gas station she has nothing to fear you freak. The rest is total bullshit, Obama isn’t raising shit on middle and lower class Americans.

How are you going to be better off if our opponent adds a massive tax burden to the American economy? Here’s how I look at the choice Americans face in this election. - Yeah, we protecting the corporations tax loopholes. God forbid we actually get the 75% of corporations that paid little or no federal taxes to pay their fucking fair share.

And then there is the idealism of those leaders, like John McCain, who actually do great things. They’re the ones who are good for more than talk … the ones we have always been able to count on to serve and defend America. Senator McCain’s record of actual achievement and reform helps explain why so many special interests, lobbyists, and comfortable committee chairmen in Congress have fought the prospect of a McCain presidency - from the primary election of 2000 to this very day.- With over 100 lobbyists working on his campaign…who the fuck are you kidding woman?

There is only one man in this election who has ever really fought for you … in places where winning means survival and defeat means death … and that man is John McCain. In our day, politicians have readily shared much lesser tales of adversity than the nightmare world in which this man, and others equally brave, served and suffered for their country. It’s a long way from the fear and pain and squalor of a six-by-four cell in Hanoi to the Oval Office. - POW POW POW POW…nothing that prepares him to run our fucking country!

It’s the journey of an upright and honorable man - the kind of fellow whose name you will find on war memorials in small towns across this country, only he was among those who came home. To the most powerful office on earth, he would bring the compassion that comes from having once been powerless … the wisdom that comes even to the captives, by the grace of God … the special confidence of those who have seen evil, and seen how evil is overcome. A fellow prisoner of war, a man named Tom Moe of Lancaster, Ohio, recalls looking through a pin-hole in his cell door as Lieutenant Commander John McCain was led down the hallway, by the guards, day after day.- I will say it again..POW POW POW POW…nothing that prepares him to run our fucking country!

Christ almighty..what a load of hooey!

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