Ok, so over the last week I have been getting this same comment on my post about Sarah Palin’s speech. They are arguing with me over what I can only call, positives. So here is what they keep saying and I am going to refute everything on the list, or just disqualify it at a reason for me to NOT vote for Sarah Paling… here we go. It all happens below the fold…
Do we really want her to run our country? (consider McCain’s health issues)
They keep saying this about McCain. He’s been seen by MANY doctors and they all agree he is in excellent health. It is an invalid argument as I could make the same argument about Barack and him smoking as well as him and his campaign refusing to release his medical records.
The release of a scant one-page summary for 21 years of care brought some criticism to the Obama campaign – especially when compared to the thousands of pages of medical records released by McCain. Obama promised reporters that if there are additional health-related questions, his campaign would make that information available. “In terms of additional records, if there are particular things that people have questions about, then we’d be happy to give that information,” he said.
The top 10 things you should know about Sarah Palin
1) She is presently under investigation in Alaska for abuse of power
I am assuming that this is in reference to Palin trying to get her ex-brother-in-law fired for using his taser to punish his 11 year old son, Palin’s nephew, which he has admitted to. All of this was done when Palin was not even running for governor. Not to mention that the Alaskan State Troopers DETERMINED that Michael Wooten threatened to kill his wife’s father (Sarah’s father as well) if he helped his daughter get a divorce lawyer. Got that? The man threatened to kill his wife’s father if he helped her get away from his grip.
2) She believes creationism should be taught in public schools
So what. I am an atheist and do not believe in any of it. However I do believe strongly in the virtues and values that the church extols and think that if more people lived by them the world would be a better place. She may BELIEVE that it should be taught in schools however that is not going to happen. I believe that since I pay taxed I should get a free “Bitch Slap” card every year that I can use against anyone I want throughout the fiscal year and be able to put the smack down on anyone I want, one time, without repercussions. My first slap goes to Keef Obermun. THat doesn’t mean I’m going to get it.
3) She is opposed to abortion even in cases of rape and incest
That is ridiculous. Please show me where she has voted against something like this and I will give you credit for it. By the way how can you argue an abortion topic when Barack was the only person in the country to vote against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act?
Legislation was presented on the federal level and in various states called the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. It stated all live-born babies were guaranteed the same constitutional right to equal protection, whether or not they were wanted. BAIPA sailed through the U.S. Senate by unanimous vote. Even Sens. Clinton, Kennedy and Kerry agreed a mother’s right to “choose” stopped at her baby’s delivery.
The bill also passed overwhelmingly in the House. NARAL went neutral on it. Abortion enthusiasts publicly agreed that fighting BAIPA would appear extreme. President Bush signed BAIPA into law in 2002. But in Illinois, the state version of BAIPA repeatedly failed, thanks in large part to then-state Sen. Barack Obama. It only passed in 2005, after Obama left.
4) She is a champion for big oil and supports drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and everywhere else.
5) While mayor of Wasilla she tried to fire the city librarian because the librarian refused to censor books.
Were any books censored banned? June Pinell-Stephens, chairwoman of the Alaska Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee since 1984, checked her files Wednesday and came up empty-handed. Plus she never resigned or was fired until she herself resigned in August 1999, two months before Palin was voted in for a second mayoral term.
6) She believes global warming is a farce
Global Warming is a farce. There is nothing that anyone can say to me to refute that.
The Environment Minister Sammy Wilson has angered green campaigners by describing their view on climate change as a “hysterical psuedo-religion”.
In an article in the News Letter, Mr Wilson said he believed it occurred naturally and was not man-made.
“Resources should be used to adapt to the consequences of climate change, rather than King Canute-style vainly trying to stop it,” said the minister.
7) In 2007 she put out a bounty on wolves paying $150 for turning in legs of freshly killed wolves.
The program is being used to cull the wolf population to protect other species. It is approved by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Not to mention that it wasn’t started by Palin but her predecessor Frank Murkowski!
Shooting wolves from the air has always sparked heated debates in Alaska. It was first put to a public vote in 2000, when the citizens of Alaska gathered around a public referendum to ban the aerial hunting of wolves. Discouraged by the public view, then-Governor Frank Murkowski bypassed the aerial hunting ban by still allowing pilots to participate in land-and-shoot practices.
8) She is opposed to listing the polar bear as an endangered species and is suing the federal government over it.
At present, polar bear populations are robust and, according to native peoples living in the Arctic, are considerably larger than they were in previous decades. Predictions of polar bear endangerment are based on two sets of computer models: one set predicts how much Arctic sea ice will melt as a result of global warming, and the other predicts how polar bear populations will respond. But computer models of climate change are known to be fraught with problems, and the ecological models used to predict polar bears’ response to climate shifts are equally limited.
It is essentially impossible to know whether polar bears are endangered and whether their habitat is threatened by manmade global warming or other natural climate cycles. What we do know about polar bears is that, contrary to media portrayals, they are not fragile, “canary in the coal mine” animals, but are robust creatures that have survived past periods of extensive deglaciation. Polar bear fossils have been dated to over 100,000 years ago, which means that polar bears have already survived an interglacial period when temperatures were considerably warmer than they are at present and when, quite probably, levels of summertime Arctic sea ice were correspondingly low.
Bears are soulless, godless, rampaging killing machines. They are Satan’s minions and the TRUE symbol of evil. Once believed to be the work of dragons, Bears (like purple donkeys) enjoy running around the woods molesting and raping innocent people and squids. For years now, ravenous bears have had free reign to use our woods as their personal latrine, protected by their “endangered” status. Now the government is wisely considering ending the grizzlies’ special treatment in order to protect our honey jars and Paddington Station. Bears’ strong vitality and resilience makes them one of mother nature’s nearly unkillable animals. A bear has never been downed by any less than five gunshots. Combinations of high explosives, assault weapons, and trebuchets have been known to only piss the bear off. Why can man-kind put a man on the moon, but not invent a weapon that can take down Big-Yogi over there?
9) She supports aerial hunting of wolves and bears even though Alaskans voted twice to ban the practice.
I defer back to #7. You had a chance to put your talking points out there to support your dislike of Palin and used the same point on 2 points? Ridiculous. Typical left, unable to get ANYTHING right. But here’s another quote just to satisfy your hatred.
Wildlife biologists say that population can sustain an annual harvest of 30 percent to 40 percent of that number. The number of wolves the state wants killed each year is a fraction of that percentage. In the most recent season that ended last spring, for example, wildlife managers wanted no more than 664 wolves killed.
10) She used $400,000 of state money to fund a media campaign in support of aerial hunting
So I guess you are thinking about this argument based solely on environmental issues. However taking a point like the one above and reducing it to a brokendown talking point is typical lefty. The headline doesn’t match the data and it’s typical for you guys to say something that isn’t true knowing that no one on your side will look into it. Looking just below the surface ALWAYS blows it out of the water.
Fish and Game Commissioner Denby Lloyd would not comment about the education money when asked Friday.
He wrote a column in the pro-hunting Alaska Outdoor Council’s summer newsletter saying the wildlife division plans to educate the public about predator control largely by distributing two publications through Fish and Game offices statewide.
A booklet will explain the science behind the program and an annual report will detail its goals and successes. One success has been in the 23,000-square-mile Game Management Unit 13, between Cantwell and Glennallen, where the effort has boosted moose numbers, game managers say.
This spring, the state reported that aerial moose surveys show moose increased by 14 percent and calves by 110 percent.
The publications will emphasize that wolves and bears aren’t threatened and that the program won’t change that, Lloyd wrote. They will also note that the state won’t eliminate animals from areas where aerial hunting is allowed.