Black People : The lipstick has left the pig...

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  1. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    http://mudflats.wordpress.com/2008/09/14/alaska-women-reject-palin-rally-is-huge/

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    Pretty neat YouTube video on the site. There are a LOT of women out there, with some pretty cool signs!

    ‘Alaska Women Reject Palin’ Rally is HUGE!

    14 09 2008

    I attended the Welcome Home rally for Sarah Palin this morning. Hooo. It was an experience. About a thousand (maybe) hard-core Palin supporters showed up to hear her speak at the new Dena’ina Convention Center in downtown Anchorage.

    After shaking it off with a good double shot of espresso, and a brisk walk back to my car, it was time to head to the Alaska Women Reject Palin rally. It was to be held outside on the lawn in front of the Loussac Library in midtown Anchorage. Home made signs were encouraged, and the idea was to make a statement that Sarah Palin does not speak for all Alaska women, or men. I had no idea what to expect.

    The rally was organized by a small group of women, talking over coffee. It made me wonder what other things have started with small groups of women talking over coffee. It’s probably an impressive list. These women hatched the plan, printed up flyers, posted them around town, and sent notices to local media outlets. One of those media outlets was KBYR radio, home of Eddie Burke, a long-time uber-conservative Anchorage talk show host. Turns out that Eddie Burke not only announced the rally, but called the people who planned to attend the rally “a bunch of socialist baby-killing maggots”, and read the home phone numbers of the organizers aloud over the air, urging listeners to call and tell them what they thought. The women, of course, received many nasty, harassing and threatening messages.

    So, as I jettisoned myself from the jaws of the ‘Drill Baby Drill’ crowd and toward the mystery rally at the library, I felt a bit apprehensive. I’d been disappointed before by the turnout at other rallies. Basically, in Anchorage, if you can get 25 people to show up at an event, it’s a success. So, I thought to myself, if we can actually get 100 people there that aren’t sent by Eddie Burke, we’ll be doing good. A real statement will have been made. I confess, I still had a mental image of 15 demonstrators surrounded by hundreds of menacing “socialist baby-killing maggot” haters.

    It’s a good thing I wasn’t tailgating when I saw the crowd in front of the library or I would have ended up in somebody’s trunk. When I got there, about 20 minutes early, the line of sign wavers stretched the full length of the library grounds, along the edge of the road, 6 or 7 people deep! I could hardly find a place to park. I nabbed one of the last spots in the library lot, and as I got out of the car and started walking, people seemed to join in from every direction, carrying signs.

    Never, have I seen anything like it in my 17 and a half years living in Anchorage. The organizers had someone walk the rally with a counter, and they clicked off well over 1400 people (not including the 90 counter-demonstrators). This was the biggest political rally ever, in the history of the state. I was absolutely stunned. The second most amazing thing is how many people honked and gave the thumbs up as they drove by. And even those that didn’t honk looked wide-eyed and awe-struck at the huge crowd that was growing by the minute. This just doesn’t happen here.

    Then, the infamous Eddie Burke showed up. He tried to talk to the media, and was instantly surrounded by a group of 20 people who started shouting O-BA-MA so loud he couldn’t be heard. Then passing cars started honking in a rhythmic pattern of 3, like the Obama chant, while the crowd cheered, hooted and waved their signs high.

    So, if you’ve been doing the math… Yes. The Alaska Women Reject Palin rally was significantly bigger than Palin’s rally that got all the national media coverage! So take heart, sit back, and enjoy the photo gallery. Feel free to spread the pictures around (links are appreciated) to anyone who needs to know that Sarah Palin most definitely does not speak for all Alaskans. The citizens of Alaska, who know her best, have things to say.

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    we should go over there and drop this blogger words of encouragement :)
     
  2. Omowale Jabali

    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The blogsite has some great photos. Thanks for posting this with the link.
     
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    Life begins at rape...

    interesting article - I'm feeling particularly anti-Palin this morning ;) Obama is running a clean campaign.. which means the onus is on us to say what he cant say - so I dedicate this thread to just that!
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    http://alaskareport.com/news98/x61620_rape_palin.htm

    "When Sarah Palin was mayor, the city of Wasilla had the most egregious policy against victims of rape in the state of Alaska, possibly the entire country. The rape kit, a set of items used by medical personnel for gathering and preserving physical evidence following a sexual assault, was charged to the victim."

    maybe this is why she was so ready to pass the buck: (racist anyone? hmm?)

    "Alaska has the nation’s highest per-capita rate of forcible rape. A disproportionate number of rape and sexual assault victims are Native Alaskan women. Alaska Native people in Anchorage were 9.7 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than others"

    "Under Palin’s Administration, “Life Begins at Rape” for women unable to pay for their forensic evidence gathering. Justice is served to women who can afford it and denied for those who can’t."
     
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    :SuN011: great images....
     
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    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    hehe - "Dont insult my pitpull" being one of my fav's - hehehe
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa!

    Zulile,
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    Outstanding! You go Zulile!
     
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    Palin crumbles...

    The New York Times is clearly in full meltdown mode concerning the popularity of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, and is having a hard time covering up its obvious state of panic.

    In its popular Sunday edition, the Gray Lady published four hit pieces about the Alaska Governor: a 3,100-word article prominently placed on the front page; two scathing columns by Frank Rich and Maureen Dowd, and; an article questioning Palin's husband's role in their state's government.

    That's over 6,000 words about the vice presidential nominee, most of them quite hostile as evidenced by the following [url='http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2008/09/14/nyts-palin-panic-four-hit-pieces-alaska-gov-one-day"]Here [/url]

    I’ve been in Alaska only a week, but I’m already feeling ever so much smarter about Russia. [...]


    Like W., Sarah has the power of positive unthinking. But now we may want to think about where ignorance and pride and no self-doubt has gotten us. Being quick on the trigger might be good in moose hunting, but in dealing with Putin, a little knowledge might come in handy. [...]

    Add it up, and the Times devoted over 6,000 words to attacking anything called Palin in Sunday's edition.

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  8. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Washington Post

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy.../09/15/AR2008091502406.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

    By Richard Cohen
    Wednesday, September 17, 2008;

    I am one of the journalists accused over the years of being in the tank for McCain. Guilty. Those doing the accusing usually attributed my feelings to McCain being accessible. This is the journalist-as-puppy school of thought: Give us a treat, and we will leap into a politician's lap.

    McCain has turned ugly. His dishonesty would be unacceptable in any politician, but McCain has always set his own bar higher than most. He has contempt for most of his colleagues for that very reason: They lie. He tells the truth. He internalizes the code of the McCains -- his grandfather, his father: both admirals of the shining sea. He serves his country differently, that's all -- but just as honorably. No more, though.



    the tide turns.. :dance1:
     
  9. Zulile

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    one of many Palin problems: "You can start out hating somebody and slowly fall in love with them. But you can't start out loving somebody, and then come to hate them, and then fall back in love. It never happens."
     
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    :qqb008:help meeeeeee....​
     
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