Thursday, October 30, 2008

A pot is a pot, no matter how much lipstick you smear on it!

Fact Check: Palin's Alaska spreads its wealth By RITA BEAMISH – 3 hours ago
Republicans John McCain and Sarah Palin summon antidemocratic images of a communist state to attack Democrat Barack Obama's tax plan and his comment about spreading the wealth around. But in her home state, Palin embraces Alaska's own version of doing just that. Palin and McCain seized on a comment Obama made to Ohio plumber Joe Wurzelbacher, who asked about his tax plans. Obama wants to raise taxes on families earning $250,000 to pay for cutting taxes for the 95 percent of workers and their families making less than $200,000. "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody," he told Wurzelbacher. McCain said that sounds "a lot like socialism" to many Americans. Palin has derided the Illinois senator as "Barack the Wealth Spreader." But in Alaska, Palin is the envy of governors nationwide for the annual checks the state doles out to nearly every resident, representing their share of the revenues from the state's oil riches. She boosted those checks this year by raising taxes on oil. McCain campaign spokesman Taylor Griffin said Thursday that spreading wealth through Obama's tax plan and doing it through Alaska's oil-profit distribution are not comparable because Alaska requires the state's resource wealth to be shared with residents, but it's not taxing personal income. "It's how the revenue is shared between the oil companies and the state." A look at Palin's and McCain's comments and the record in Alaska: THE SPIN: "Barack Obama calls it spreading the wealth. Joe Biden calls higher taxes patriotic," Palin told a crowd in Roswell, N.M., and elsewhere. "But Joe the Plumber and Ed the Dairyman, I believe they think it sounds more like socialism. "Friends, now is no time to experiment with socialism." In Ohio, she asked, "Are there any Joe the Plumbers in the house?" To cheers, she said, "It doesn't sound like you're supporting Barack the Wealth Spreader." McCain told a radio audience that Obama's plan "would convert the IRS into a giant welfare agency, redistributing massive amounts of wealth at the direction of politicians in Washington." "Raising taxes on some in order to give checks to others is not a tax cut; it's just another government giveaway." THE FACTS: In Alaska, residents pay no income tax or state sales tax. They receive a yearly dividend check from a $30 billion state investment account built largely from royalties on its oil. When home fuel and gas costs soared last year, Palin raised taxes on big oil and used some of the money to boost residents' checks by $1,200. Thus every eligible man, woman and child got a record $3,269 this fall. She also suspended the 8-cent tax on gas. "We can afford to share resource wealth with Alaskans and to temporarily suspend the state fuel tax," she said at the time. Much as Obama explains his tax hike on the rich as a way to help people who are struggling, Palin's statement talked about the energy costs burdening Alaskans: "While the unique fiscal circumstances the state finds itself in at the end of this fiscal year warrant a special one-time payment to share some of the state's wealth, the payment comes at a time when Alaskans are facing rising energy prices. High prices for oil are a double-edged sword for Alaskans. While public coffers fill, prices for heating fuel and gasoline have skyrocketed over the last six months and are now running into the $5- to $9-a-gallon range for heating fuel and gasoline across several areas of the state." In an interview with The New Yorker last summer Palin explained that she would make demands of a new gas pipeline "to maximize benefits for Alaskans": "And Alaska we're set up, unlike other states in the union, where it's collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs."
Stina

"Women's Health" Is Nothing: Try Putting Air Quotes Around A Middle Finger, Great blog!

Check out this AMAZING blog! Brava!! "Women's Health" Is Nothing: Try Putting Air Quotes Around A Middle Finger
The other week, when John McCain got all dismissive about women's health during the presidential debate and kept waving his fingers around making sarcastic air quotes - or, as Jon Stewart correctly referred to them last night on The Daily Show, "dick fingers" - I thought that my head was going blow off. "Women" use "health" as an excuse to get abortions? This is something that the "extreme pro-abortion movement" uses as a ploy to promote abortion? "HEALTH"? If only there were some way to brandish one's middle finger and flick air quotes around it. I couldn't write about it. I couldn't even respond to Twitter discussions or Facebook comments or e-mails asking what I thought. I was too angry. Seriously. WAY too angry. Angry as in, incapable of making coherent and non-expletive-based comment. When I calmed down, I followed a few links to posts by women who were brave enough to write about why they were angry. Cecily wrote this post (and reminded me that McCain's comments were made on - get this - National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Eff you, McCain.) Dooce linked to this post from Alexa at Flotsam and this post from Julie at a little pregnant. I read those posts, and I cried and I raged, and then I went back to bed and stuck my head under the blankets. Which is where I stayed (as it happened, I came down with flu while sticking my head in the figurative sand) until, finally, somebody issued a rejoinder to McCain that allowed me to thump my raging, flu-addled chest and laugh, evilly, through my tears:
Samantha Bee, everybody: ROUND OF APPLAUSE. "Thank you, John McCain, for finally exposing the seedy underbelly of the "women's health" scam... Let's face it: women loooove abortions, and will do anything to get one - the later the better. "Hemorrhages" "sever uterine infections" "dying" blah blah blah blah... People can disagree about abortion, but still agree about the unimportance of women's health." Thank you, Samantha Bee, for that awesome bitch-slap. I'm still head-burstingly angry about McCain's words, but at least now I'm also laughing. Her Bad Mother is pro-choice and an enthusiastic proponent of all forms of birth control, especially on those days when poo has been flung at her head.
Stina

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Oh, and Mel Gibson is such a pillar of admiration! Just the perfect example of a conservative right?

Wrong. Fail. Oh the poor celebs. I am so sorry that they are bullied if they are conservative 'Pubs. I am so sorry that they are suffering such a tragedy! Why don't they throw some cash at the problem as the 'Pubs always seem to do and fix it? Please. Boo-effing-hoo. Give me a break. Call me one of these said bullies, but I think that most 'Pubs have this same pattern. They are too busy caring about what others think. Celebs of all people to "care" what people think about them? SINCE WHEN. OH, and Paul Bond, try to use a better example (Mel Gibson) for your woes. Thanks. Republicans in biz feel stifled, bullied-Conservatives claim their politics can have consequences
By Paul Bond Oct 19, 2008, 10:00 PM ET Updated: Oct 20, 2008, 04:39 PM ET At a recent event for Republicans in Hollywood, an actress was asked whether she had ever worn her pro-Sarah Palin pin to an audition. "You must be joking!" she said with a laugh, adding, "But I see Obama stuff all the time." It's no secret that the entertainment industry is overwhelmingly liberal -- political donations this presidential cycle from the movie, TV and music industries recently were running about 86% Democrat versus 14% Republican. But being outnumbered is one thing, but being bullied by your liberal co-workers into keeping your opinions to yourself is quite another. Is that what's going on? Yes, say many of the industry's conservatives. That's why secret organizations with such names as "SpeakEasy" and "The Sunday Night Club" spring up every so often. They're not conservative per se, they just let it be known that attendees of their gatherings may freely discuss politics without being chastised for not toeing the liberal line. "Are you kidding me? Of course it's true," Kelsey Grammer said when asked whether the town is hostile to conservatives. "I wish Hollywood was a two-party town, but it's not." Grammer said he knows of a makeup trailer that sported a sign warning Republicans to keep out and of U.S. war veterans who keep their backgrounds a secret from their Hollywood co-workers because they hear them belittle the military. He even said that, earlier in his career, his job was threatened by a prominent sitcom director who demanded he donate money to Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate campaign. To keep his job, he gave $10,000 to Boxer and the Democrats. Nowadays, Grammer is a bankable actor who is unafraid to speak his mind. His advice to less established industry players, though, is to shut up about politics -- "unless you think the way you are supposed to think," and that means liberal. Unlike Grammer, most Hollywood conservatives appear to be of the closeted variety. "I know every liberal at work and don't know any conservatives because they never speak up," a longtime executive at Warner Bros. said. However, there are many who are trying to make Hollywood more accommodating to political diversity. Andrew Breitbart is one. At his Breitbart.com, he's launching a "Big Hollywood" blog with 40 industry conservatives tasked with -- among other things -- highlighting liberal intolerance. "There's an undeniably vicious attitude against those who dissent," Breitbart said. "Hollywood is the most predictable place on the planet, not exclusively because of politics but because of narrow-mindedness." Breitbart maintains that liberals have pushed conservatives too hard in Hollywood and that Americans have noticed. His intent is "to stop the bullying." One "Big Hollywood" blogger is Andrew Klavan, an accomplished novelist-screenwriter who made a splash with a Wall Street Journal article comparing Batman and the "The Dark Knight" to President Bush and the war on terror. "It's not easy being different," he said. "The liberals aren't all that liberal. We think they're wrong, but they think we're evil, and they behave like it." Klavan said a producer, worried that Klavan's political reputation had become common knowledge, asked recently whether he could pitch something Klavan wrote but under an assumed name. Klavan declined. "I don't want to be the Dalton Trumbo of the right," he said. If you lean right, pitch to those who are sympathetic, or at least tolerant of conservative viewpoints, Klavan said. Mel Gibson, Jerry Bruckheimer and Joel Surnow come to mind. Klavan also said liberalism seeps into too much Hollywood content nowadays and offers as proof the several anti-Iraq war movies that have been boxoffice bombs. "These aren't even movies about the war on terror," he said. "They're Vietnam War movies, made by people who sit around at Skybar discussing their pacifist world view." TV also is too one-sided, he said. "They don't even make fun of Barack Obama," he noted. "How is that possible? The guy's hilarious." (more on link above)
Mel Gibson Mug Shot Pictures, Images and Photos
Stina

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Do Something.

What is Palin and McCain succeed? (videos included on website) If John McCain and Sarah Palin are elected, what actions would they take to stop abortion, and what would those actions mean for real women? At the final presidenial debate on October 15, 2008, Senator McCain and Senator Obama squared off on the next President's role in keeping abortion safe and legal. For all the rhetoric, the Republican candidates often avoid answering questions about what direct actions they would take to achieve their goal of banning abortion in America. Luckily, their records speak for themselves. Senator John McCain’s Record on Abortion Of the 130 congressional votes related to reproductive freedom that Sen. McCain has cast since 1983, 125 have been anti-choice. Sen. McCain has said he believes Roe v. Wade should be overturned. Even George W. Bush has never gone that far. Sen. McCain has said he would ban abortion outright. He supports a constitutional amendment to ban abortion and said he would have signed into law the controversial 2006 South Dakota ban.
Sen. McCain has supported every roadblock to abortion: * Supported 2003 ban on safe abortion procedures * Opposed emergency contraception for women who have been raped * Co-sponsored bill prohibiting grandparents and caring adults from accompanying young people across state lines for abortion care Sen. McCain has consistently supported cutting funding for abortion rights: * Voted for barring funds for health care services to organizations that perform provide abortion care * Voted against funding for low-income women to receive abortion care * Opposed the use of federal money for abortion care and groups that help women obtain abortions * Opposed funding for family planning * Opposed funding to prevent teen pregnancy * Voted against requiring insurance coverage for birth control On Supreme Court nominations, Sen. McCain would choose anti-choice nominations: * Confirmed Pres. Bush's Supreme Court picks, Samuel Alito and John Roberts, both opposed to legal abortion and likely to vote to overturn Roe v. Wade * Has vowed that he will "'try to find clones of Alito and Roberts' to fill future court vacancies.”
Sen. McCain is allied with the far-right anti-choice extremists in his party. He calls himself a "loyal and unswerving friend of the right to life movement.” His campaing website praises the "tremendous work" the anti-choice movement has done and even goes so far as to say that the "government must find new ways to empower and strengthen these armies of compassion." Governor Sarah Palin's Record on Abortion Gov. Palin has said that she would support criminalizing abortion even in cases where a woman was a victim of rape or incest. Yet in an interview with Katie Couric that aired on September 30, 2008, Gov. Palin said that she does not think "anyone should end up in jail for having an abortion." Their positions are clear: under a McCain/Palin administration, abortion would be banned. The consequences are inevitable: good doctors would stop providing safe and regulated care, abortion procedures would be driven back underground, and women would be forced into dangerous, criminal situations. This kind of extremism is a threat to women and families across America. Do something.
Stina

If McCain and Palin win, Women Lose.

Stina

Proposition 8. A tell tale of bullshittery.

What a load of fucking crap. This proposition 8 business is such a load of bullshit to the nth level of FAIL. It reeks of fail. Stinks of fail. It is, fail. WHY get in the way of two people that are in love and that want to spend the rest of their lives with each other? Why does it MATTER to YOU? How come you care so much? Since when does what other people do with THEIR own lives bother YOU so much? Is it because you think that marriage should ONLY be between a MAN and a WOMAN? Is that it? A wise friend once said this:
1.Those who say "save traditional marriage" have forgotten that traditional marriage now only occurs in countries where the women have less rights than the animals. Traditional marriage used to be a contract between two families, where basically the bride's family was paying the groom's family to take her off their hands. She became the property of the husband, subject to his laws, his rules, his wishes. It wasn't a covenant, it wasn't a holy union, it wasn't anything other than a business arrangement. I'd like to see a conservative Christian wife say "ok" to her husband who tells her that she needs to stop watching CBN and start sucking his donkey dick. 2. Homosexual behavior itself wasn't specifically prohibited in the bible, but rather the act with regards to prostitution in holy sites, i.e. the Jewish temples. Jesus never spoke about homosexuality - or the nature of it if we want to get into the whole semantics of it and bring up the fact that homosexuality wasn't even a word during biblical times - which is something that most Christians don't like to admit. 3.Marriage between a man and a woman is supposed to be a sacred bond, yet can be entered into and exited out of through legal means, as opposed to religious ones. Why? If we're supposed to get married before God, why do you not get divorced before him, too? 4.The act of procreation is often brought up because that is, supposedly, the reason for marriage. Let's get one thing straight first and foremost, Adam and Eve were married, but never supposed to procreate. NEVER. That being said, over one third of women and about a quarter of men experience fertility problems. Does that mean that they are not supposed to marry? Pink haired Jesus lady would be the Pink haired Corner lady if that were the case. Also, if marriage were such a sacred entity for the bearing of having children, then conservative Christian wives who were barren would not be upset if their husbands decided to take on a mistress in order to bear them a child, a la Jacob. 5.The two main figures in Christianity, God and Jesus, weren't married (unless you're a believer of the whole Mary Magdalene thing) and while people suggest it was because they did not need those trivial things, since God is God, and Jesus was the son of God, obviously God needed a son, which is trivial when you're God, and Jesus needed clothes to cover up his God's Son bits, which SHOULDN'T be trivial, if yer gettin' what I'm meanin'.
So how about this, homophobes. Stop bullshitting yourself with the bullshittery and get ON with your life, stop getting OFF on it. XOXO!
Stina

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Shop at the "low-end" places already!! Sheesh Palin!

So now, a candidate has to run up the bill for her state since her children MUST tag along to her events. A candidate MUST buy the most expensive shoes, clothes, haircuts, etc. and charge the state. Saks Fifth Avenue por ejemplo. Oh Sar? I thought that you were JUST like us plain Jane middle class folks? SincefuckingWHEN did the lower and middle class folks shop at Saks Fifth Avenue? If these types even step in there, they are given a look!!! COME ON. Wake up and smell your own rose smelling bullshit. Cuz it is flowing out of you every which way but Election day. YOU (yes even you Sar) can shop at Macy's and get some really professional clothing. You don't HAVE to shop at Saks, regardless of what Paris Hilton told you. Oh and Republicans. Please. PLEASE, don't tell you that you AGREE that it is ok for her to do this? To charge the state of Alaska all of this asinine moose knuckle money for her and her family? I say, if you do agree, you are just as fucking stupid as she is.
Stina

Ignorance is the Veep.

You know something? I don't get why when people make a comment about another person that makes more money than they do, they are suddenly considered a "classist" by Sar Palin and her franns? Especially when they are of similar cultures and backgrounds. Why does Palin and her cronies think that being intelligent is such a bad thing? They continue on with their "elite bashing" as if they are proud to be ignorant. Since WHEN does this become a GOOD thing for the next Veep nominee? I do not think that I received that memo. Not everyone that is well informed is considered "elite." So the double standard being that no one can be proud of their intelligence but very proud of ignorance. Me thinks that Sar is just a bit jealous of when the statement was made about Obama when Colin Powell was being interviewed was how he admired his intellect. Then she and her crones feel the need to bash everyone that makes one little comment about her oblivious thoughts and actions. Just like McCain feeling the need to do the "Neener neener neener, I have the support of Kissinger, Haig, Eagleburger, and Shultz. So it doesn't surprise me that Powell is supporting Obama blah blah blah." Ugh. This gives a new meaning to ignorance is bliss. Bliss is the Veep.
Stina

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Faux friends. Yes, those kindz.

You know. I don't understand the nerve of some people. You know the ones. The ones that we could do without breathing the same O2. The ones wasting it for their selfish excuse of being. The ones that their friends (well, so-called friends) congratulate, praise, give regards, hand it to them when success has been achieved. They hug them (Virtually and in real life cuz these fuckers exist err'where. I hear they even exist in the Pacific Ocean.). They call them on the phone. Friends all but bend down and lick the grounds that their feet walk (or swim) upon. Any and every little detail about their declared life of rhapsody is commented on. No matter what the detail may be. If the detail is good. If it is bad. No matter what, the person cannot even fart a fluff in their eyes. For example. An event such as a birthday for illustration. Said friends take the time during their self-proclaimed days of chaos and significance to wish them a happy birthday. Even give gifts. Some to give phone calls. Most of them more so than others. Does the person acknowledge this sympathetic deed? OF COURSE NOT. Will they ever even know that most of the ones that did this deed, even EXIST on the same planet as their intellective being? Hell to the farcking, NO. A big jiggly NO. A big, fat, jiggly, wobbly, stupendous sea creature full of NO. Did the person ever even acknowledge theirs? The friends of the admirable buddy that everyone wants in their lives? OF COURSE NOT ONCE AGAIN. ANOTHER winner on aisle friendship! Why can't these people (the friends) realize that those lumps of adipose tissue will never give a smegma about them and their fascinating lives. Because they are too blinded by the fluff of it. Stina

Please don't undo what women have fought for. This is for you Palin.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The McCain/Palin mob from Ohio!!



At least they make me laugh.


Why can't she just tell SOMEONE already?

For the life of me, I cannot understand why Casey Anthony will not just tell someone where little Caylee is already?! WTFE. She is fcuked either way. She did it, she was an accessory to it, something but come on. Tell someone already. Why the hell hasn't this new "witness" come forward before? There is a new "witness" now saying that he saw Casey Anthony near the airport coming out of a wooded area with a shovel by her white car. This is supposed to be the 2nd eye witness that has seen her in this area. Why the hell hasn't he came forward already? Ugh. I was just watching Nancy Grace and saw some of the bullshit boo-hoo cries of Casey. She only cries when she gets into trouble i.e. when she was found guilty. She never cried for Caylee. She just struts around in those t-shirts that say "Help Find Caylee" yet has she shed a tear for her own daughter? Nope. Not in the public eye. Only sheds for herself. For you precious angel. I hope you are safe and out of harm's way. I hope that you are found and that you are not distressed. To think someone would do something to you is a remote thought. It is unimaginable. You are the same age as my baby and you will never become unremembered. Your beautiful smile and bright, luminous eyes will never become oblivious. Caylee M. Anthony Pictures, Images and Photos

McCain FAILing Bully tactics = FAIL!

Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher related to Charles “the Crook” Keating. Oops.
John McCain did great tonight in the debate. But every time John mentioned “Joe the Plumber,” some of us in the campaign banged our heads against the wall. If Steve Schmidt had any hair left, I hear he would have been pulling it out tonight. He reportedly screamed at John’s debate prep team tonight (out of earshot of reporters, of course). “You idiots - he’s related to Charles Keating… of the Keating Five scandal!” They thought they had a real live Joe Six-Pack who’s spurned Barack Obama’s tax plan. But what they forgot to do was check on Joe Wurzelbacher’s background. Turns out that Joe Wurzelbacher from the Toledo event is a close relative of Robert Wurzelbacher of Milford, Ohio. Who’s Robert Wurzelbacher? Only Charles Keating’s son-in-law and the former senior vice president of American Continental, the parent company of the infamous Lincoln Savings and Loan. The now retired elder Wurzelbacher is also a major contributor to Republican causes giving well over $10,000 in the last few years. Does any of this make Joe the Plumber a bad guy? Of course not. In fact, after that ill-fated night at the Watergate, he may finally be giving plumbers a good name. But at a debate where John goes full bore on Obama for guilt-by-association with William Ayers (and dodges a bullet by Obama not mentioning Keating Five), the press is going to bring it back front and center by midday tomorrow once they delve deeper into the most popular plumber in America. This might remind you of the Paris Hilton scandal - where one side of the McCain campaign attacked her in an ad, not realizing that her family were huge donors. I was the first to warn the campaign of the perils of miscommunication within the campaign, and that story flared for a week.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Where is MY bailout?

You can read the correct and splendid works of the bathroom wall here. One of her latests:
$819 BILLION DOLLARS. Tax dollars from every single tax paying American in this country is going to be paying nearly a trillion dollars to bail out wall street, thanks to our Senators who seem to think that you, me, and everyone else can easily afford to do that. And what do they care? Their salaries, their pensions come from tax dollars, as well. Their pay won't decrease because the economy is going to pot. They couldn't care less about the average American citizen, who will be bearing the brunt of this entire debacle. Oh no. $90 billion every month for Iraq and now $800 billion for filet mignon eating, Armani suit wearing, Hamptons and Martha's Vineyard home owning victims of our economy's collapse, all at the hands of we devious middle class and lower citizens who make the up majority of the work force, without whom this country would cease to function. Where's the bailout for the people whose jobs were lost because of tax benefits for outsourcing? Where's the bailout for the people whose homes were foreclosed on because of deceptive and criminal lending practices? Where's the bailout for the people who simply tried their hardest, but it wasn't good enough because inflation just kept increasing while their pay did not? Why is it a much more economically sound idea to give a few corporations and banks that couldn't keep their hands out of the proverbial cookie jar nearly a trillion dollars of our money, but it's not a good idea to give the citizens of this country who pay those tax dollars less than half of that to pay off their debts, and to put that money back into the economy with the spending that we were encouraged to do just a few months ago? I'll be waiting for my check.
Stina

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

From Ellen Goodman: Sarah Palin proves you can do it all, so long as you don't need help.

Ellen Goodman: Sarah Palin proves you can do it all, so long as you don't need help

Who would have dreamed that a hockey mom could produce such a bounce?

But now that so many women have skated over to her side, allow me another metaphor. Sarah Palin is the Zamboni of this campaign.

This hockey mom rolled onto the ice, did a couple of turns around the rink and managed to clear off all the nasty old Republican detritus. She gave the Grand Old (Boy) Party a new image, or at least a new surface.

Let us remember that Republicans had long targeted working mothers as the centerpiece of the culture wars. They ran an entire convention on Marilyn Quayle's line that "Most women do not wish to be liberated from their essential natures as women."

Now their heroine is the in-your-face governor who once said: "To any critics who say a woman can't think and work and carry a baby at the same time, I'd just like to escort that Neanderthal back to the cave."

Hey, wasn't that our line? Weren't the Neanderthals who wanted women to stay in their traditional roles these same conservatives? Suddenly, we are watching the parade of the flip-floppers, patriarchs with pedicures.

Who can forget James Dobson, who blamed the decline and fall of morality on "working mothers and permissiveness," and told us that real women "are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership." He now says "I believe Sarah Palin is God's answer. "

Who can forget Phyllis Schlafly who said the "flight from home is a flight from yourself, from responsibility, from the nature of woman." She now says that "I think a hardworking, well-organized CEO type can handle it very well."

Who can forget all this? I'll tell you who can forget: Everyone! Sarah the Zamboni has cleared the ice of this pesky historical memory.

Mind you, sexism is still alive and well. Back when a Hillary hater asked McCain "How do we stop the bitch?" John responded "Excellent question!" Now his campaign says it's "offensive and disgraceful" of Obama to use the word "lipstick." How do you spell chutzpah?

Nevertheless the good news for this cockeyed optimist is that Sarah Palin has made it politically incorrect to criticize working mothers.

There is, however, another divide between left and right that has reappeared with the governor's star turn. It's the difference between those who think a woman can have it all as long as she can do it all ... by herself. And those who think that it is neither wimpish nor whiny to push for some help.

The conservative virtue of Sarah Palin's life is that she doesn't need anything from anyone outside the family. She isn't lobbying for, say, maternity leave, equal pay or universal pre-K. Let alone universal health insurance. Or college tuition breaks, especially for that soon-to-be-teen-mom and her soon-to-be husband. Compare this to the actual Wal-Mart mom juggling day care fees and gas bills, fantasizing about a job with benefits and the flexibility to be home when the kids are sick.

So let us applaud the way Sarah Palin has pushed the working mother out of the firing line of the culture wars. But what about those family issues flattened by Sarah Zamboni?

Totally Mavericky! Thanks Shar.

Embed Great Saturday Night Live Videos!

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Mavericky!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Biden/Palin debate. I guess.

I honestly wasn't surprised with Palin. After all, she is famous for her inability to answer questions given to her, speak truths to their entirety, and the main part..her superficiality. Every single time she made her "point" she made a nervous face. As if she really wasn't "sure" of herself. However, for someone that has nothing of substance to say, I shouldn't be surprised. She also claims herself to be a middle class family yet her income is over a quarter of a million. I suppose her cutesy poses and superficial "style" will win the hearts of voters. If she were a bag hag, this wouldn't be going on. She wouldn't be the "hot chick" anymore. No one would pay her any attention. Way to go! Remember she doesn't and can't answer what the role of a Veep is. After all, that is what really matters, isn't it? /sarcasminserted Stina

To the independant and republican women, does this insult you?

I came across this blog on blogher and wondered, does this insult you? What do you think? Could she have reworded or was it her right to say this? I am sure much worse has been said honestly. Stina