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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 1:05am

Spares no expense

Remind me not to vacation to Alabama anytime soon. Seems some nut there "loves Sarah Palin so much" she's forking out $63,500 for a four-hour lunch with the former vice presidential candidate.

All of it is going to charity, but knowing Palin, she'll skim a little off the top for "expenses." And of course, stiff the waiter.

Paul D'Argent, 37209

 

 

 

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286 Comments on this post:

By: gdiafante on 9/29/09 at 9:17

"So just what HAVE we been doing while Iran has been building rockets?"

You know, Iraq, Afghanistan...pay attention.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 9:23

Loner,

My loyalty is to the US...and since we are allies with Israel and since we are NOT allies with the Palestinians, I will fight with our allies, as directed by the US government.

Now that we have THAT out of the way, I fail to see the issue. Can the Palestinians not go to where jobs ARE? Are there not fellow Arabic states close by who could provide employment, sustinence etc for the Palestinians? Why are they wanting to be in the Israelie areas, if there are others close by who sympathize with them?

I fail to understand why they HAVE to be allowed into the Israelie areas, when they are not so deterred from the surrounding areas.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/29/09 at 9:24

Kosh, Iran is a festering situation that Bush let fester the day he went into Iraq.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/29/09 at 9:26

Loner if Isreal attacks Iran, then Isreal days are numbered.

By: dargent7 on 9/29/09 at 9:26

Oh, Ciief, come on...you're late to the party. The LTE has me already been called "nasty", classless", "drivel", now "poor taste"?
Since you're a totally left brained, military kinda guy, let's look at this spectacle:
A woman bids $63,500 to have lunch with Palin, all for charity.
How's Palin going to get to Alabama or is she flying her to Alaska?
Probably a limo ride for both. Who's paying?
They both order salads because there will be a standing room only TV camera in their faces for the duration.
What charity is the money going to?
So, when it's all said and done, how much of that "publicity stunt" money is left?
Since you're so uppity and sanctimonious, you must really be besides youself if you watched the SNL parody of the semi-blind Gov. of NYC.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 9:26

Kosh,

Actually, a good idea about dropping the oil price...however, I cannot see that happening. It has been tried before against Iraq when Saddam was in and it failed then.

Frankly, I do not see many other options available other than perhaps putting up an embargo and surrounding the country to prevent trade from being done until they capitulate...however, that could escallate into a full-scale war again. So, I'm afraid I don't have the answer either.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 9:29

Gdia,

"You know, Iraq, Afghanistan...pay attention"

But...I thought Obama was ready to roll and was going to fix everything. So I say again, what have we been doing to fix this - ok, I'll add - SINCE January 2009?

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 9:32

Ok...off subject, but HOLY COW! I would NEVER have thought Whoopie Goldberg would say THIS garbage!!! Is this how she really thinks???

What really got me was when she was asked if she would want her 13 year old sleeping with someone and she said "Not necessarily"!!! GEEZ!

Whoopi Goldberg on Polanski Crime: “It Wasn’t Rape-Rape”
http://www.mediaite.com/online/whoopi-goldberg-on-polanski-crime-it-wasnt-rape-rape/

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 9:34

Nemo,

"Kosh, Iran is a festering situation that Bush let fester the day he went into Iraq."

No offense, but it appears to me the festering situation has STILL been festering and nothing STILL has been done about it since Bush left office.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/29/09 at 9:37

Bush let it fester for 8 years and you were silent, chief. Obama had been in office less than a year and you're having a fit.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/29/09 at 9:38

There was only seven people that made a bid to have lunch with Palin.

Her support grows.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 9:38

Dargent,

I was giving you the benefit of the doubt that you weren't just being nasty and that it was just a joke that didn't make it.

"A woman bids $63,500 to have lunch with Palin, all for charity.
How's Palin going to get to Alabama or is she flying her to Alaska?
Probably a limo ride for both. Who's paying?
They both order salads because there will be a standing room only TV camera in their faces for the duration.
What charity is the money going to?
So, when it's all said and done, how much of that "publicity stunt" money is left?"

The point is, all of that was already paid for, most likely put up for the charity...so the bidding should have gone to the charity. If not, then they should have told everyone on the front end. Am I naive enough to believe that ALL of the money would go to charity? Nah, some of it probably went to costs. But I doubt Palin is getting anything for being there other than face time on the camera...would look too bad if it came out she did...she's not stupid, you know.

By: brrrrk on 9/29/09 at 9:40

If it were up to me I'd kick both Israel's and Iran's collective asses and take their nuke toys away from them. I'm sick and tired of their pissin' and moanin' about each other screwing things up for the rest of us.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 9:41

Blanket,

"Bush let it fester for 8 years and you were silent, chief. Obama had been in office less than a year and you're having a fit."

Bush had two wars to worry about...and I don't recall Iran shooting too many missles at the time. Oh and I do recall in the last year there was some talk of moving into Iran, which was summarily dismissed by many as assinine.

Ah well, 20/20 hindsight.

By: gdiafante on 9/29/09 at 9:44

Just disregard Chief, he likes to whine.

By: Loner on 9/29/09 at 9:45

Chief, no I am not afraid that the Dems might lose the White House. If the economy is turned around, and the Iraq War terminated, Obama will be swept into a second term. If Obama is "removed", Joe "LBJ" Biden would make a formidable foe for any GOP presidential aspirant.

I'm just hopng that Palin goes rogue and starts her own party....that would take all the bigots out of the GOP and put them in her column, a cleansed GOP might be quite appealing to secular humanists.

By: gdiafante on 9/29/09 at 9:46

Chief, you recall only what you want to. Iran was more of a threat in 2003 than Iraq, but you're head is so far up Bush's ass you were too busy tickling his pancreas to notice.

By: Kosh III on 9/29/09 at 9:46

As to Iran, well, Obama has been somewhat preoccupied, what with trying to fix the Bush Recession and all.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/29/09 at 9:48

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/29/09 at 10:37
Bush let it fester for 8 years and you were silent, chief. Obama had been in office less than a year and you're having a fit.
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Blanket:

It must be....... his tiny brain....that cause him to process..... life...so slowly. lol

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 9:48

brrrrk,

"If it were up to me I'd kick both Israel's and Iran's collective asses and take their nuke toys away from them. I'm sick and tired of their pissin' and moanin' about each other screwing things up for the rest of us."

I would be nice if we could disarm everyone over there...sure would make things easier for us. Unfortunately, I can't see that happening.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 9:50

Kosh,

"As to Iran, well, Obama has been somewhat preoccupied, what with trying to fix the Bush Recession and all."

Perhaps...but once Iran started firing so many missiles, one would THINK that would have gotten Obama's attention.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 9:54

Loner,

"If the economy is turned around, and the Iraq War terminated, Obama will be swept into a second term. If Obama is "removed", Joe "LBJ" Biden would make a formidable foe for any GOP presidential aspirant."

BWHAHAHAHAHAHA! BIDEN...a FORMIDABLE foe? Sorry but I don't see that at ALL! Now, IF the economy turns around, then I could see Obama getting in again...but like I said, the things he's trying to do right now will not accomplish that, IMO.

"I'm just hopng that Palin goes rogue and starts her own party....that would take all the bigots out of the GOP and put them in her column, a cleansed GOP might be quite appealing to secular humanists."

Indeed...and it could take out a lot of Democrats as well who are fed up with their party and move them into a place which isn't the GOP as well. The sword could cut BOTH ways. Wouldn't THAT be interesting...Palin getting in because BOTH sides have so many people tired of their party's ridiculous positions??? LOL

By: dargent7 on 9/29/09 at 9:54

Chief: One question, and ONE only: Did Palin "do the right thing" when she quit as Alaska's Governor? Was her decision in anyway responsible, valid, and correct?
Didn't have a dad/ husband dying in the hospital, kid w/ cancer, personal health issues.
Just quit.
Now, she's embarking on a book tour. More responsible than governing the state of Alaska?

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 9:56

Dargent,

I'm not qualified to say if what she did was "the right thing to do" as I am not from Alaska and do not have ALL the facts to the situation. Sorry but I won't say yes or no because I don't know.

By: gdiafante on 9/29/09 at 9:57

Chief's right, we should fight on three fronts and take up McCain's idea to "Bomb, bomb, bomb...bomb bomb Iran"

I wouldn't want to be Obama. On one hand you have the absolute MESS that he has to clean up, and on the other you have whiny little babies who cry about EVERY thing he does or doesn't do (fast enough for them).

I have two kids under 4 so I know how he must feel towards Republicans...eventually they grow up...right?

By: Kosh III on 9/29/09 at 9:59

I am sure it has gotten his attention, but there are still other issues that the President must deal with as well. It's not like Iranian Marines are gonna start landing in Biloxi to start the occupation.
Iran is very unstable right now. We should be working quietly on a less overt response.
There is a dissident group, Fedayykin(?) mostly based outside Iran, Can we support it? Other dissident groups, use the Internet to stir up dissent? We've got thousands of ex-pat Iranians, can they help. (Ok not the Pahlevi though)
Can our Kurd allies stir up dissent in Kurdish Iran? Isn't there an oppressed Sunni minority that can appeal for help from Sunni countries?

By: Loner on 9/29/09 at 9:59

Chief, a million or so Palestinian Arabs were already living in what is now called "Israel" in 1948. The Jews drove the Arabs off the land in an ethnic cleansing campaign - Al Naqba. Those Arab refugees and their descendants live in abject poverty in camps in Gaza. Sixty one years of race-based and fauth-based Israeli aggression and oppression has turned some of the young Arab refugees into militant freedom fighters.

Chief would allow an American, a European or even an Asian or African Jew to "settle" on the stolen Arab lands, at US taxpayer expense, but he wants the displaced native Arabs to go to neighboring countries, their land claims are too old to be valid, yet the 4,000 year-old Jewish land claim is still valid....such is the madness and inhumanity of our beloved Chief.

I'm beginning to think that Chief is simply a vacuous jerk, delusional but happy.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/29/09 at 10:00

I had to go back and read chief's post because others seem to focus on what he was ranting about.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 9:55
Nemo,

Because a blank wall is where everyone reads what is posted. DUH.
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Sorry house but once again chief has posted the dumpiest post of the day.

These explains a lot about how chief mind does not work at any level. LOL

By: brrrrk on 9/29/09 at 10:04

chiefpayne568 said

"I would be nice if we could disarm everyone over there...sure would make things easier for us. Unfortunately, I can't see that happening."

Well, one thing WE could do is be fair with sanctions. We should be imposing sanctions on ANY country that waves nukes around... including Israel.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 10:08

brrrrk,

It's been tried before...but to be honest, short of war, I don't know what else we could do.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 10:17

Loner,

Hummm...so I am a jerk because the Palestinians and Arabs rejected a UN plan to partition the country between Jews and Palestinians. And then Arabs from Jordan, Egypt, Syria and Iraq teamed up with the Palestinians to battle against Jews...and got their tails kicked, even though they outnumbered them? So basically, the Palestinians refused to share the country with the Jews, per the UN plan so they were forcibly removed and the Jews took over. Point is, this is the land that was given them after WWII...simple as that.

As for them living in squallor, they had options. Did they HAVE to live in Gaza? Could they not move to other locations?

Look, they DIDN'T want to share the land with the Israelies and they didn't want to go somewhere where there would be no conflict. They WANT to remove the Israelies from the area...period. BOTH sides don't like the other...so BOTH sides are at fault.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/29/09 at 10:18

I wonder if chiefpayne is one of sidneyames's Multiple Personality Disorders or is sid one of chief's Multiple Personality Disorders?

By: slacker on 9/29/09 at 10:18

Been out of town. Just flew in from Phoenix, and boy are my arms tired, badda-binggggah.
But seriously folks, Sarah Palin will not play any part in the next Pres. election.
If the Repubs. are smart they will run Tim Pawlenty from Minn. Poor Mitt thinks its his time, but the Mormon deal, and transporting his dog on the top of the station wagon, does him in.
This Iran - Israeli conflict may escalate into something that costs us dearly. So eat, drink, and be merry, you can't do a thing about any of this.

By: slacker on 9/29/09 at 10:21

chief, I believe you have the history correct.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 10:21

Kosh,

"I am sure it has gotten his attention, but there are still other issues that the President must deal with as well. It's not like Iranian Marines are gonna start landing in Biloxi to start the occupation."

True enough, but everyone keeps saying Bush should have done something...my only point is that Bush is no longer in office, so I question what is being done NOW.

"Iran is very unstable right now. We should be working quietly on a less overt response. There is a dissident group, Fedayykin(?) mostly based outside Iran, Can we support it? Other dissident groups, use the Internet to stir up dissent? We've got thousands of ex-pat Iranians, can they help. (Ok not the Pahlevi though)
Can our Kurd allies stir up dissent in Kurdish Iran? Isn't there an oppressed Sunni minority that can appeal for help from Sunni countries?"

A nice idea, but I suspect it wouldn't work. The Kurdish Iranians and the Kurds from Iraq generally don't see eye to eye on a lot of things. But I WOULD hope we are doing SOME covert activity there to at least retard their nuclear efforts. However, given the angst between the CIA and the White House at this time, one would wonder if this is happening now.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/29/09 at 10:24

Welcome back slacker!!!!! I hope your arms will recover soon.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/29/09 at 10:31

Someone needs to teach this lady some slang:

http://imgur.com/7AOOG.jpg

But then again, maybe she does know what that means.

By: brrrrk on 9/29/09 at 10:33

chiefpayne568 said

"Hummm...so I am a jerk because the Palestinians and Arabs rejected a UN plan to partition the country between Jews and Palestinians."

Hmmm, I wonder if you'd have the same perspective if Mexicans wanted to partition part of the United States off? I see no difference....

By: pswindle on 9/29/09 at 10:36

There is one born every minute, and Alabama now has the latest one.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/29/09 at 10:37

That is funny Blanket.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/29/09 at 10:37

lol, pswindle.

By: Loner on 9/29/09 at 10:38

Attention! Posters, please note, Chiefpayne is claiming that the United Nations got something right.

The UN got it right, by partitioning Palestine without the consent of the Arabs living there at the time....according to Chief. Again, Cheif is delusional.

But the UN got it all wrong ever since, according to Chief. In 1967 and in 1973 too. Now the Goldstone Report is being dismissed as more UN-sponsored anti-Semitic behavior. Dr. Goldstone, a world-renowned jurist, and author of the report, is a Jew, so go figure.

Chief, your beloved, innocent Chosen People assassinated Count Bernadotte in cold blood, by tommy gun, when he tried to intervene early on in the conflict; he was the first official UN peace envoy to the region. Bernadotte saved thousands of Jews from the gas chambers during the Holocaust, yet this cowardly act of state-sponsored terrorism was his reward from the Zionists.

Chief has also bought the excuse that the prolonged Israeli air and naval attack on the USS Liberty, June 1967, was simply a case of mstaken identity. Chief, how can you defend these murderous ingrates?

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 10:39

brrrrk,

"Hmmm, I wonder if you'd have the same perspective if Mexicans wanted to partition part of the United States off? I see no difference."

You mean they aren't trying already to do that??? LOL Ok...seriously:

1. We weren't given this land after events similiar to WWII.
2. We weren't governed by the UN to do so.
3. We weren't offered to make peace doing that.
4. We have superior firepower and can defend out land if necessary, which makes this a moot point.
5. We aren't nomads, traveling around all over the place and not claiming land until someone else tries to first.

I see a difference.,.you do not. Ah well, no one can always agree with everyone.

By: slacker on 9/29/09 at 10:40

brrrrk, the Hispanics will do just that. They will control the southwest in 30 or less yrs., and they will not have to fire a shot.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/29/09 at 10:40

Nemo, you'd think someone would have clued her in, right?

By: Kosh III on 9/29/09 at 10:41

'given the angst between the CIA and the White House at this time, one would wonder if this is happening now."

Angst or not, in house politics or not, the CIA needs to remember that they work for the Commander-in-Chief.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/29/09 at 10:41

Loner it is cheif many personalities that keeps him so confussed.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/29/09 at 10:44

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/29/09 at 11:40
Nemo, you'd think someone would have clued her in, right?
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I don't think any of them have a clue.

By: MamaG on 9/29/09 at 10:45

Blanket, that link is toooooo funny!!!

Darge, I liked your LTE today.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/29/09 at 10:45

well, you definitely have a point there, Nemo.

actually, i think that protestor is chief in drag.