Letters to the Editor

Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 12:13am

Maverick back in the barn

Former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, just wrapped up her whirlwind book tour. From all accounts it was a rousing success, drawing standing-room-only lines everywhere she went. The book sold millions, set all kinds of records, and didn't drop in price to $4.79 until the second week of publication.

I didn't buy the book on principle. The public's fascination and blind faith to this woman is astounding.

Palin can take any event that most of us would call "tragic" and spin it into a wonderful, positive experience we all should envy. Her 16-year-old unwed daughter getting pregnant for instance, and she herself at 44. Finding out her child had Downs Syndrome she declined an abortion and now parades the boy around as a badge of honor.

Bristol's relationship has ended with Levi, soon after her mom's failed VP run. Or maybe his posing nude in Playgirl ruined the blessed event?

Now Palin claims to have no interest in running for president in 2012, or at least claims to not know, which I believe. Anyone who doesn't know what's lying on their coffee table, night stand or arriving in the mail, probably isn't up to knowing where the Oval Office is either.

Paul D'Argent, 37209

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445 Comments on this post:

By: bfra on 1/28/10 at 8:37

Maybe I don't keep up with the "stars", but I did not know John Travolta had a special need child until his death. So, he certainly didn't use his child to promote his career.

By: sidneyames on 1/28/10 at 8:38

By: dargent7 on 1/28/10 at 8:32
idgaf: True statement.
Read the "behind the scenes" account of how Palin referred to "Trig" from Levi Johnston.

Of course you relate to and believe Levi Johnson. You and Levi are "scabs" on the wound of the universe. He is an idiot. He is a gold digger; he is scum bag who did what he did to "get even" with the Palins. He's stupid; his mom does drugs and "behind the scenes" according to Trig who should be in the brig, is all fantasy.

He was 18 when he slept with a minor. He is darn lucky that the Palin's didn't get him on a sex offender register. He should be on one; he's exploited a teen age girl. So D7 I guess you agree with statutory rape -- that must be a democrapic thing.

Palin's gave his little trailer trash fannie a break. So he needs to shut up and be grateful.

By: idgaf on 1/28/10 at 8:39

By: gdiafante on 1/28/10 at 8:33
"Admit it she scares the crap out of the left."

She should scare the hell out of everyone...she's a nutjob.

And your messiah is what?

By: gdiafante on 1/28/10 at 8:40

"He was 18 when he slept with a minor. He is darn lucky that the Palin's didn't get him on a sex offender register. He should be on one; he's exploited a teen age girl. So D7 I guess you agree with statutory rape -- that must be a democrapic thing."

I guess the Palin's do too as they went along with the sharade, huh? You're not very good at this, you know.

By: gdiafante on 1/28/10 at 8:41

Jesus. Are you saying that Jesus is a nutjob, ID? Are you? C'mon, open your mouth, boy.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/28/10 at 8:43

the one really good thing about the Palin book being so deeply discounted is that it really hurt the christian bookstore market because they had to sell it below cost in order to compete.

ironic, isn't it. 8~P

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/28/10 at 8:43

i guess "god" does work in mysterious ways - lol!

By: idgaf on 1/28/10 at 8:44

By: dargent7 on 1/28/10 at 8:36
Idgaf & Ames: Palin is a waste of time. What scares me is that you two can walk the earth and Darwinism hasn't removed you, yet.

What amases me is that you get away with personally attacking other posters and the moderators do nohing about you.

If you pulled your crap on the rag they would deal with you.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/28/10 at 8:44

like you don't do the very same thing, id? come on.....

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/28/10 at 8:45

btw, good morning everyone.

By: gdiafante on 1/28/10 at 8:46

Someone get Id a tissue...

Learn to spell

By: sidneyames on 1/28/10 at 8:47

y: dargent7 on 1/28/10 at 8:36
Idgaf & Ames: Palin is a waste of time. What scares me is that you two can walk the earth and Darwinism hasn't removed you, yet.

D7 answer my question about aborting after a diagnosis of autism. You're avoiding the question (as usual0

G said "I guess the Palin's do too as they went along with the sharade, huh? You're not very good at this, you know."

Well, the boy (Levi) said he was going to Marry her. Then after she turned 18, she decided against it. Guess her eyes were open. And many families do the same thing -- don't file charges against their so-called future son-in-law.

Levi got off the hook.

By: gdiafante on 1/28/10 at 8:47

Good morning Blanket...are you ready for the storm of the century?

By: BenDover on 1/28/10 at 8:47

I wondered why they were always publishing this @$$-wiped spew from dargent. Turns out they ARE just scraping the bottom of the barrel for any form of content.

By: rldavenport@com... on 1/28/10 at 8:48

No, gdiafante. I'm just showing dargent's abject hypocrisy. I'll also tell you that you don't have any evidence to prove your claim, either.

By: sidneyames on 1/28/10 at 8:49

idgaf on 1/28/10 at 8:44
By: dargent7 on 1/28/10 at 8:36
Idgaf & Ames: Palin is a waste of time. What scares me is that you two can walk the earth and Darwinism hasn't removed you, yet.

What amases me is that you get away with personally attacking other posters and the moderators do nohing about you.

If you pulled your crap on the rag they would deal with you.

Yeah, Idgaf, you are correct. I wish Paul would not attack me. If he stops, I'll stop. But I threw up the white truce flag so many times and he agreed, but reniged. So please tell CP to make him leave me alone. I"m so helpless to defend myself.

Palin did the right thing. Her son will have a great life.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/28/10 at 8:49

hi, g. oh yes, i have a year's supply of t.p. and canned goods - lol! better stock up on beer, come to think of it....

hey, Ben. glad to see you didn't drown in the tea cup.

By: gdiafante on 1/28/10 at 8:49

Sid, if you really believe it was their choice to get married you should look into buying some ocean front property in Arizona.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/28/10 at 8:50

yeah, they're such outstanding models of good parenting. *not*

By: sidneyames on 1/28/10 at 8:52

Paul said: " Or maybe his posing nude in Playgirl ruined the blessed event?"

I guess Paul, you have not noticed that in some elections (Massachusetts) posing nude in magazines such as Playgirl or "Cosmo" can have it's rewards. Hmmmmm! That new kid on the block (Senator Brown) is a hottie! And he's held up quite well in my book.

So Paul, I don't think Levi posing anywhere in anything affects the Palin family at all. It just reflects on his "gold diggerary"!

By: gdiafante on 1/28/10 at 8:53

I think they're the norm, blanket. Children are having children these days and the parents seem oblivious. If their situation shows anything is that it can happen to anyone.

By: sidneyames on 1/28/10 at 8:54

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/28/10 at 8:43
i guess "god" does work in mysterious ways - lol!

And God has a sense of humor. Look at the joke he pulled on D7's mom!

By: house_of_pain on 1/28/10 at 8:56

I'm starting to think that Tim Tebow's mom made the wrong choice...

By: BenDover on 1/28/10 at 8:56

I just checked my book-scan numbers and Palin is #10 after 10 weeks... plus she was holding at #5 two weeks ago. That's a pretty damn good run so far.

By: sidneyames on 1/28/10 at 8:56

By: gdiafante on 1/28/10 at 8:49
Sid, if you really believe it was their choice to get married you should look into buying some ocean front property in Arizona.

No, G. I think it was a double barral shot gun type of situation. Then Levi said "YES" to the proposal (no pun intended) to keep his slimy little trashy butt out of jail. Then I think Bristol had second and third thoughts. She saw him for what he truly is.

So little boy Levi got off easy. HE deserves to be on the sexual offender register for life. If he slept with my daughter, he wouldn't get off (no pun intended) so easily.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/28/10 at 8:57

sid, if you really are sincere about not wanting dargent to insult you, quit throwing low blows yourself.

By: gdiafante on 1/28/10 at 8:57

House, Michael Wilbon said that he expects to see "Governor Tebow" in twenty years. Now that's scary.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/28/10 at 8:58

Ben, any book that gets priced 75% off would land at #10.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/28/10 at 9:00

it makes you wonder if they didn't plan it that way so that it would top the charts. i bet if it were not so deeply discounted it wouldn't be anywhere on the list.

By: gdiafante on 1/28/10 at 9:01

Sid, I respectfully disagree. The GOP didn't do their homework. They never properly vetted Palin, or her family/background. It's pretty obvious in many areas but the most obvious was the sham engagement. It was purely to satisfy the most Conservative wing of the party.

Once the political "necessity" of having the marriage ended, so did the engagement. Now, all involved are clawing and scratching to keep their fifteen minutes going. Typical.

By: sidneyames on 1/28/10 at 9:02

Tim Tebow is a real man; unlike the thugs running the streets murdering people. His mother chose to create life out of what a doctor called a "mass of fetal tissue".

Blanket, D7 started this mess months ago. Do your homework. I will not roll over to his insults. I told him that; and he continues to insult me.

He is truly still a "mass of fetal tissue" and needs to abort himself.

Tim Tebow supporters paid $$$$ cold hard cash for the ad at the super bowl. Now let his opponents belly up with their bucks and show us what an abortion looks like -- maybe a late term one - you know where they stab a viable, alive, screaming 8 month old in the base of the skull and suck it's brains out?

Yeah, let the pro-death folks have an ad, if they dare to show the truth.

By: sidneyames on 1/28/10 at 9:06

The GOP didn't do their homework. They never properly vetted Palin, or her family/background. said by gdifante.

And G, Obama was vetted, how? Black theology church for 20 years with a preacher preaching hate against whites and Obama never HEARD it? What was he doing? Sleeping on the job at church? And how many times did Obama vote or abstain or even show up as a Senator? And how many jobs did he really have that fit into the real world?

Please, let's don't get into vetting disputes. And how, pray tell, would marrying that scum bag advance anyone's political career (Levi)? It would only keep him out of jail and that was obvious from the start to anyone with a brain.

By: gdiafante on 1/28/10 at 9:06

Key word Sid: chose.

The system worked. If anything the ad is pro-choice. Tebow's mother made a decision, the right one, obviously. But that doesn't take away the fact that at least she had a choice.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/28/10 at 9:06

sid, i've been watching for months. you're stirring the pot then whining and it only makes you look like a jerk.

By: gdiafante on 1/28/10 at 9:09

Sid, don't change the subject, this isn't about Obama.

So now you think it was to advance Levi's political career?? LOL What political career?? You really don't understand the issue.

By: sidneyames on 1/28/10 at 9:10

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/28/10 at 9:06
sid, i've been watching for months. you're stirring the pot then whining and it only makes you look like a jerk.

Blanket, I just looked in the mirror and saw a warm, tender hearted, caring, giving, loving human being who does like being jerked around by Paul. No one else on this site is as offensive as he is.

So as long as he slaps me around, I'll slap back. NO turning the other cheek. And I don't care what you think. You're a Paul groupie. OR is that gropie?

By: sidneyames on 1/28/10 at 9:12

So now you think it was to advance Levi's political career?? No G. Sara's! You said Palin was not vetted. So I said 'how would Levi being involved advance anyone's career"? IT would not.

And you brought up vetting, so that's how I answered with "Obama's lack of vetting" also.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/28/10 at 9:13

why thank you for that warm, tender hearted, caring comment, sid.

By: gdiafante on 1/28/10 at 9:14

Jeez, ok, here we go...Palin is pro-life, her underage daughter is pregnant. Hmm...now put yourself in the position of a political advisor...how do you capitalize on this situation...

I'll wait...

By: gdiafante on 1/28/10 at 9:15

No, I said turn the other cheek.

-Jesus

By: sidneyames on 1/28/10 at 9:20

G as songwriter Dale Russell said: "I can see from down there on your bended knee, you can see where the sun don't shine, so why not take this opportunity to kiss me good bye -- but baby wait till I, turn the other cheek".

G, thanks for caring for my soul, but I'm OK. And D7 can just kiss my other cheek!

By: Loner on 1/28/10 at 9:20

Poster rldavenport@com used the term " female Democrat politician", as opposed to "female Democratic politician". Lobbing off the "-ic" suffix is an old name-calling tactic used by the GOP that dates back to the 30's...Rush and Glenn have revived the use of this juvenile pejorative. Fawning, gullible listeners/viewers, like rldavenport@com, emulate their right-wing radio & TV heroes. Whenever I read a post that refers to the "Democrat Party" or "Democrat politician(s)" I know that the poster is a loyal limbaugh and FOX News fan..

Welcome back, Ben Dover. Rumor had it that you never returned from the tea-bagger's protest. Preaching to the choir is boring, I look forward to more spirited debate.

By: BenDover on 1/28/10 at 9:21

If Palin is a fringe whaco the so was Reagan.

The only fringe whaco in all of this is the Mighty O himself... PotUS... Commandeerer in Chief... the Grand Poobah of elitist university-indoctrinated leftist myopia... Barrack Hussain Obama.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/28/10 at 9:24

come on, Ben. you got more names in the hopper than just that. keep going...

By: gdiafante on 1/28/10 at 9:25

Reagan was intelligent and not a zealot.

But he was a liar, so they have that in common.

By: Loner on 1/28/10 at 9:26

Ben Dover used the term, "@$$-wiped spew" to describe Dargent7's literary offerings. Dammit, I missed Dover's creative wordplay. He's misled and misguided, but he knows how to string words together.

By: bfra on 1/28/10 at 9:27

sid - Gotta agree with Blanket, you ask for it even on days when d7 is relative quiet, which I admit, that isn't often. However, he has a lot on interesting input.

By: BenDover on 1/28/10 at 9:27

They are Democrats... not Democratics, loner. Though I do rather enjoy the linguistic allusion of democra-tics to luna-tics... seems somehow fitting at times.

By: gdiafante on 1/28/10 at 9:30

Ben, you are starting to resemble those anti-Bush nuts you so eloquently dismissed.

By: DustyU on 1/28/10 at 9:34

Morning all

By: Kosh III on 1/28/10 at 7:12
bfra?
I-5 rom LA to SD? It does not go anywhere near Riverside.

bfra - don't let K3 fool ya - that building is the gay piano bar he was at :)

BD - I am a RR R, was out to his ranch twice and can tell you without a shadow of doubt he would be super pissed at what cheeyrushpatpalin have done to his party!