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post Sep 15, 2008, 08:54 AM
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I hope that Saturday's anti-Palin demonstration in Anchorage will prove to be a taste of things to come for the Wacko from Wasilla. Organized by a local group known as "Alaska Women Reject Palin," the demonstration drew a crowd of around 1,500 - quite large for the sparsely-populated state, and in spite of attempts by local right-wingers to intimidate the organizers and preempt the event.

Following a press release by the organizers to Anchorage media outlets, local right-wing talk show host Eddie Burke broadcast their names and telephone numbers on the air. "They're a bunch of socialist maggots...," Burke told his listeners, "...a bunch of socialist baby-killing maggots." After Burke's broadcast the organizers began receiving harassing and threatening phone calls (see KTUU TV, Alaska Public Radio). Another anonymous Palin supporter contacted local media on Friday posing as one of the anti-Palin organizers and told them the rally had been cancelled; and yet another faxed a forged document saying that the Secret Service had cancelled the permit for the demonstration. It seems there was nothing to which local Republicans wouldn't resort to silence their fellow Alaskans.

The protest went ahead as planned, however, drawing a crowd that may have been the largest ever in the state's history. Most of the demonstrators were women committed to making it clear to America that Sarah Palin does not speak for them. Signs carried by protesters included a host of highly uncomplimentary slogans directed at the Alaska governor: "Bush in a Skirt" ... "Hey Hockey Mom: Keep the Puck out of DC" ... "Pro-Woman, Anti-Palin" ... "Another Alaska Woman NOT for Sarah Palin" ... "Keep Your Church Outta My State" ... "Flip-Flop Sarah" ... "Great Performance, But We're Not That Stupid" ... "Don't Insult My Pit Bull" ... "Women: Vote Issues, Not Gender" ... "My Daughter Deserves Better" ... "Palin=G.W. Bush with Lipstick" ... "We Love Alaska, Not Palin" ... "Wrong Woman, Wrong Message" ... "McCain/Palin: Unstable/Unable" ... "Hockey Mama for Obama" .... Photos and video of the event are available at Mudflats, Daily Kos, Huffington Post, KTUU TV, and Photobucket. National and mainstream media coverage of the event has thus far been sparse, but the story has appeared in USA Today, at UPI, and on the Washington Post political blog in addition to the local Anchorage Daily News and KTUU TV. The story is circulating rapidly through the political blogosphere, meanwhile, and stands to gain more mainstream media attention as papers go to press Monday morning.
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post Sep 15, 2008, 10:48 AM
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Thanks for the post, Lucid. Here's a link to a rally article with pictures:

http://mudflats.wordpress.com/2008/09/14/a...-rally-is-huge/

I think it won't be long until many Palin enthusiasts wake up and think "what did I ever see in her?", kind of like waking up and taking a good look at the girl brought home from the bar last night.
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post Sep 16, 2008, 12:10 PM
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more info on Palin!

1. Wants Intelligent design (creation) taught in school.

2. Is under investigation for ethic violation and abuse of power.

3. Hunts wolves from a helicopter.

4. Wants Polar Bears removed from the endangered animal list.

5. She objected to listing beluga whales as endangered in Alaska.

6. She voted against a proposition to limit mining where runoff would threaten salmon populations.

7. Does not believe in global warning.

8. Over reaching the eminent domain laws to build a stadium.

9. The bridge to nowhere scandal.

10. Wants the failed abstinence-only taught in place of sex education even thou she has a pregnant teenager at home.

11. Her husband once belonged to the group known as the Alaska Independence Party. This is a group that wants Alaska to secede from the United States. She took money from them when she ran for Mayor.

12. It is being reported that she said: She urged students to pray “that our leaders that our national leaders are sending [soldiers] out on a task that is from God.”

She added, “That's what we have to make sure that we are praying for: that there is a plan and that that plan is God's plan.”

13. According to John Stein, the town's former mayor. Stein says Palin asked the Wasilla library "how she could go about banning books" with offensive language. It's not clear whether any book was ever banned.

14. She is outspoken about opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other offshore locations for oil drilling.

15. Wants to charge Rape Victims for the rape kit that is used to convict rapist.

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post Sep 16, 2008, 12:41 PM
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12. I saw her on a video saying exactly that to the congregation of her church.

13. She fired the librarian for refusing to ban books and the librarian was later reinstated after the community protested the firing.

15. She actually did have the Wasilla police charge rape victims for their rape kits. Read all about it here:

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/09/16-8
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post Sep 18, 2008, 08:18 AM
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QUOTE(lucid_dream @ Sep 16, 2008, 12:10 PM) *


11. Her husband once belonged to the group known as the Alaska Independence Party. This is a group that wants Alaska to secede from the United States.

Hey! what's so bad about this one? We've been trying for dacades now to re-inagurate what was once known as the Independent Republic of Texas! We're tired here in Texas of the Federal goverment taking all our money to fatten their fat cat system in Washinton and giving us in return just orders on how to run our business at every level. Eventually, I think, it's in everyone's psyque here in Texas that one day we will be independent again.
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post Sep 18, 2008, 11:27 AM
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QUOTE(code buttons @ Sep 18, 2008, 09:18 AM) *

QUOTE(lucid_dream @ Sep 16, 2008, 12:10 PM) *


11. Her husband once belonged to the group known as the Alaska Independence Party. This is a group that wants Alaska to secede from the United States.

Hey! what's so bad about this one? We've been trying for dacades now to re-inagurate what was once known as the Independent Republic of Texas! We're tired here in Texas of the Federal goverment taking all our money to fatten their fat cat system in Washinton and giving us in return just orders on how to run our business at every level. Eventually, I think, it's in everyone's psyque here in Texas that one day we will be independent again.

There's nothing inherently wrong with wanting to secede from the union, except that if you are running for Vice President of the country you're trying to secede from, people might suspect lunacy.

I guess after Texas secedes we'll probably have to charge a toll to get onto the interstate highway to drive from Houston to Dallas. Or may just sell the internal highways to Texas and put up barriers at the borders. If Mexico invades to get you back, don't look to US for protection.
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post Sep 18, 2008, 02:55 PM
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QUOTE(lucid_dream @ Sep 16, 2008, 12:10 PM) *

more info on Palin!

3. Hunts wolves from a helicopter.



Very interesting.
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QUOTE(Rick @ Sep 18, 2008, 11:27 AM) *

If Mexico invades to get you back, don't look to US for protection.

Hey, that's OK! Why do you think we kept the Alamo!
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post Sep 21, 2008, 06:56 AM
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I really wonder what goes on in US?
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post Sep 22, 2008, 12:39 AM
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Thank God Alaskans stood up against that thing. I wonder if the brainwashing news channels will actually cover the protest info?
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post Sep 22, 2008, 07:56 AM
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QUOTE(Enki @ Sep 21, 2008, 06:56 AM) *

I really wonder what goes on in US?

No need to panik, Enki. It's only a handful of Texans crazy enough to want to secede from the union, and they are usually extreme rightists with a survivalist mentality. They'll never succeed. But it is also true that a certain sort of indepence spirit prevails in most Texans mentality, native or adoptive.
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