Letters to the Editor

Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 11:59pm

Palin operates on instinct

Like everyone else and seamingly bigger than a Beatles reunion, Sarah Palin's book tour had me captured. If not signing her new book, Going Rogue, she's on all the talk shows giving "exclusive" interviews. I passed on the Walters and Hannity ones, waiting for the two-parter on FOX's O'Reilly. He's #1 in cable news because he says so every show.

I must admit, this former Alaska governor has it down, pat. Aside from her attractiveness, she's "folksy" and down to earth, and America loves it. She's developed a brilliant strategy this time around.

According to her, forget and nevermind electing those Harvard educated lawyers for office. She's aiming for middle America, pulling at the strings as a stay at home mom, raising 5 kids, with one disabled that she shows off as a badge of honor for forgoing abortion. "I'm like a momma grizzly bear, I look out for my cubs." O'Reilly and many others really liked that one.

And I think there are more like those snipets to come. She clearly has the scent, is on the pathway to aspire to higher office, and wants those keys to the White House. I believe she is like a bear in the woods. All instinct and no thought.

Paul D'Argent, 37209

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207 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 1:27

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/23/09 at 1:18
House,

Why not? If you see someone's kids, they can be a good indicator of what kind of parent, and person, the parent is.

The Bush girls sure did pull their share of shenanigans. Just like dear old dad.

By: Funditto on 11/23/09 at 1:27

I still have yet to hear from Chief about divorced Catholics receiving communion. I know many of them and I'm sure you do, too.

Sid: the movie stars you love to compare a vice-presidential candidate to do not parade around handicapped infants. At least I haven't seen it. It makes me sick.

By: sidneyames on 11/23/09 at 1:27

I don't know house. Just ask the media; they are the ones chasing the kids and their parents and doing stories on them. Don't ask mee.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 1:28

By: sidneyames on 11/23/09 at 1:19
Better still, who'd he date BEFORE michelle? Before he was famous? Is she dead now? probably!

so you're not above slander?

By: Funditto on 11/23/09 at 1:29

By: sidneyames on 11/23/09 at 1:19
Better still, who'd he date BEFORE michelle? Before he was famous? Is she dead now? probably!"

Who cares? If you are doubting Obama's intelligence, you must be really desperate to find a flaw.

By: sidneyames on 11/23/09 at 1:31

Funditto on 11/23/09 at 1:27
I still have yet to hear from Chief about divorced Catholics receiving communion. I know many of them and I'm sure you do, too.

Sid: the movie stars you love to compare a vice-presidential candidate to do not parade around handicapped infants. At least I haven't seen it. It makes me sick.

No, they sell photo ops with them for a million or so (and donate it to charity ???); they are in people, parade and all the tabloids being drug around all over the place. What's the difference? I don't see any.

At least politicians are trying to do something good for America - well some of them.

Hey, how about that health care - for free? japan's is free! They go to the doctor 3 times more than americans. Today at St. Thomas folks were complaining about long 3 hours wait. ha, ha, ha. I spoke up and said "betca gonna LOVE it when it's free and the wait time iincreases 10 fold or you die waiting".

They got real quiet.. Musta been democrats!

By: Funditto on 11/23/09 at 1:34

Or were afraid of the crazy woman in the waiting room. You had a captive audience...

Name on movie star who has sold images of their child with Downs Syndrome. One.

By: house_of_pain on 11/23/09 at 1:36

I don't think it's a good comparison, chief. I'm good with my daughter because I care.
My job is just a job.

By: sidneyames on 11/23/09 at 1:39

so you're not above slander?
Blanket to answer your question, "probable" is not absolute;; it is conjecture, therefore I may, OR MAY NOT, think it. Maybe I don't. Maybe I do.

Just like Maybe he'll send troops to support afghan efforts; and Maybe he won't. No absolute there either.

I still have yet to hear from Chief about divorced Catholics receiving communion. I know many of them and I'm sure you do, too. Funditto, my mother was Catholic; divorced and married to my stepfather 33 years. They did some type of counseling and a process in the Church so they could be married. He was married 22 years with no children and his wife said OK, as long as she got ALL HIS MONEY. She did; mother got the best deal, Bob!

I wish Joe Biden's bishop would levy he same hatchet on him as Kennedy's did. Hooray for a Catholic Bishop for standing up to a Kennedy. If that's the church you chose to go to, then follow the rules. No abortion or support of it. (unless mother's life is in danger)

By: Funditto on 11/23/09 at 1:40

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 1:27

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/23/09 at 1:18
House,
Why not? If you see someone's kids, they can be a good indicator of what kind of parent, and person, the parent is."

I disagree. There are many families whose children are as different as night and day. How many do you have? Are they alike?

By: house_of_pain on 11/23/09 at 1:42

If my wife tried to bring another kid home, her life would definitely be in danger...

By: sidneyames on 11/23/09 at 1:42

Name on movie star who has sold images of their child with Downs Syndrome. One.

Funditto: name a movie star who'd own up to a child with downs syndrome? None that I know of.

name a movie star who'd abort a downs syndrome child? Probably most of them!

No I'm not crazy unless you think you are crazy also Funditto. I'm as sane if not saner than you are. "fundito" What kind of wacked name is that? At least I use my real name and am not afraid to say what I mean and mean what I say.

By: sidneyames on 11/23/09 at 1:44

OR unless they want to raise money for some cause!

By: dargent7 on 11/23/09 at 1:46

Sid: "Oh, Great Wise One"...how about an 11 year old white girl getting molested and raped by a black man? How about by her father?...going to recommend counseling?

By: Funditto on 11/23/09 at 1:47

Names, please? Anyone? Any celebs parading their handicapped children along with their illegit grandkids? I'm waiting...

By: house_of_pain on 11/23/09 at 1:48

I've got one, Fun: Sarah Palin. Did I win anything?

By: Funditto on 11/23/09 at 1:49

the boobie prize! More sid posts as I'm outta here. Gotta go parade my child around.

By: dargent7 on 11/23/09 at 1:53

Loner: You can't just throw around words like "tits", blow-jobs", "giving head" and "anal sex" without fear of reprisals. Aren't I in command of this board, today?And I always tip extra if the girls talk dirty to me.

By: MamaG on 11/23/09 at 2:01

Funditto on 11/23/09 at 1:27
I still have yet to hear from Chief about divorced Catholics receiving communion. I know many of them and I'm sure you do, too.

I would like to know why the Catholics think the communion table belongs to Catholics only, in the first place? It should be God's table, anyone of any denomination should be allowed to partake in communion if they choose to do so. One person should not be allowed to tell another if they can take communion or not, IMHO.

By: Loner on 11/23/09 at 2:04

Darge, take a cold shower. Or think about baseball. I threw some titilation in there to add cokor to the post... I added too much...it's too hot. Mea culpa.

Sid, did you see my post about the Detroit Cannabis College? Growing medical grade Cannabis might be a good career move for you. Helping folks in need with the weed...that could be you, Sidney.

By: Loner on 11/23/09 at 2:14

Ooops SHB "add color to the post". Gotta take my cat to the vet for a blood test, see ya later!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 2:31

your cat is getting drug tested?

By: dargent7 on 11/23/09 at 2:35

Yeah, you've heard the phrase, "The rabbit died"? Well, when you're Jewish, the family cat buys the farm.

By: sidneyames on 11/23/09 at 2:42

By: dargent7 on 11/23/09 at 1:46
Sid: "Oh, Great Wise One"...how about an 11 year old white girl getting molested and raped by a black man? How about by her father?...going to recommend counseling?

No D7; that would be stupid. I'd recommend she fits into the 3% of rape and incest; that she and her mother make the decision but if she were my child, she would not have a baby. Then I'd say counseling. Because a person child, man woman who has been raped by any color of person or family member is tormented by the very act. So that person would need extensive support and counseling. But an 11 year old having a baby? I'd vote no on that, D7.

So you really don't know me after all.

By: dargent7 on 11/23/09 at 3:01

Well, Sid, since I don't cavort with ex-cons, and the like, may I suggest you council with your brother, "Chief", who's on record as saying, Yes!" to all the above.

By: govskeptic on 11/23/09 at 3:17

Sarah will be crushed by all these ugly comments?
She will however push on to sell probably 2 million books
maybe 3 million. Being rejected by the staff, personalities
and guest of CNN, MSNBC, and ABC will probably not
hurt her feelings, In fact it is probably helping sell more
books than she otherwise would have done. She is certainly
attracting the Independent thinking women to her
views on many-many of today's subjects of discussion.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 3:18

independent thinking women? really?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 3:21

Dow's triple-digit rally puts index at a 13-month high. Nasdaq, S&P both gain 1.4%

By: MamaG on 11/23/09 at 3:22

Echo that sentiment, blanket. I'm an independent thinking woman and she isn't attracting me to any of her views on anything whatsoever!

Have a great evening everyone!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 3:23

you too, Mama.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/23/09 at 3:40

Page on goes to Loner.

The two chimps are drooling in their Palin goo.

By: house_of_pain on 11/23/09 at 3:42

Loner's cat would fail the s**t out of a drug test.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/23/09 at 3:42

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/23/09 at 9:33
Dargent,

Really? Well you know, if we Southerners are so much less intelligent than you Northerners, just why are so many of you coming here? Seems to me, you'd rather visit areas that are more in keeping with your progressive level.
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Northerns know where the suckers are. LOL

By: house_of_pain on 11/23/09 at 3:47

"Well, Mr. Fluffy, looks like somebody's been smoking Tender Vittles again..."

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 3:54

lol, house! catnip - it ain't just for breakfast anymore....

By: house_of_pain on 11/23/09 at 3:55

Poor dog...sitting in the corner...freebasing Alpo...

By: Captain Nemo on 11/23/09 at 3:57

Page two

The wild eyed rants go to the two chimps. Even with the help Of BenDover for Bush and now (BenDover for Palin), Ben is not given the level of intelligent any raise for the right-wing wackos.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 3:58

Nemo, the dow is up today. it's got him in a tizzy.

By: house_of_pain on 11/23/09 at 3:59

Now in haiku form:
poor little doggy
sitting there in the corner
freebasing Alpo

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 4:01

yappy Sarah Palin
migrates south from Alaska.
refrigerator.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/23/09 at 4:02

Page Three

Ben goes to his closet to find anything to fight back against Funditto.

By: BenDover on 11/23/09 at 11:23
Geezzz... what a freakin' liberal stroke-job funditto.

Debbie didn't get one down that far when she visited Dallas.

By: house_of_pain on 11/23/09 at 4:04

Monday on the board
zombie hour and fruitcakes
Loner's cat is stoned

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 4:07

right wing extremists
bleat with fear and anger.
kool aid abounds.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 4:09

Palin knows nothing
About the Constitution.
Puppets don’t have to.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 4:11

Financial vultures
First gobble up our assets,
Then demand dessert.

By: Loner on 11/23/09 at 4:11

I'm back. My male cat has a thyroid problem and takes meds daily. He needs to have blood drawn every so often to monitor his condition.

My crystal balls are working quite well, Lou Dobbs just leaked his presidential; ambitions. Palin-Dobbs in 2012, as a third party choice, could be deadly for the GOP and a blessing for the Democrats.

Go, Lou, go!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 4:12

dang, sorry to hear about your cat, Loner. is he doing okay?

By: house_of_pain on 11/23/09 at 4:15

I had a little fun at the expense of your animals, Loner...nothing personal.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 4:23

and it wasn't just YOUR animals.....

By: Captain Nemo on 11/23/09 at 4:24

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 3:58
Nemo, the dow is up today. it's got him in a tizzy.
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This is unusual, Blanket. When the Dow is doing good he does not bother with us. It must be his hormones or in Ben's case his-mones that have got him fired up.