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“Refudiating” Palin’s Racist Tweet

It feels strange weighing in on a house of worship thousands of miles away, well, at least for me. A proposed mosque two blocks from Ground Zero has Palin tweeting on a Sunday afternoon.

According to Politico:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s City Hall hit back at Palin, first tweeting “@SarahPalinUSA mind your business.”

The aide, policy hand Andrea Batista Schlesinger, followed that up with:

“@SarahPalinUSA whose hearts? Racist hearts?”

Bloomberg has defended the plan for the mosque, arguing that blocking it would impinge on religious freedom

This is a local issue for New Yorkers. I’m weighing in on Sarah Palin. She’s local for Alaskans.

9/11 for NYC, was a day many Alaskans couldn’t fathom. I’d never been there. My father didn’t know about the terrorist attack for weeks because he was on the Koyukuk River hunting moose. Another hunter was informed after a military escort surrounded his small aircraft on his return to town. Last year I visited New York City and wept when I realized how terrifying it must have been. I had no context until I stood in the canyons of buildings.

Do you want to guess how many mosques are in Wasilla?

The “stab through the heart” of 9/11 was felt by many, including Muslims. This article tells of some victims that day:

Imagine being the family of Salman Hamdani. The 23-year-old New York City police cadet was a part-time ambulance driver, incoming medical student, and devout Muslim. When he disappeared on September 11, law enforcement officials came to his family, seeking him for questioning in relation to the terrorist attacks. They allegedly believed he was somehow involved. His whereabouts were undetermined for over six months, until his remains were finally identified. He was found near the North Tower, with his EMT medical bag beside him, presumably doing everything he could to help those in need. His family could finally rest, knowing that he died the hero they always knew him to be.

Imagine being Baraheen Ashrafi, nine months pregnant with her second child. Her husband, Mohammad Chowdhury, was a waiter at Windows of the World restaurant, on the top floors of Tower One. The morning of September 11, they prayed salaat-l-fajr (the pre-dawn prayer) together, and he went off to work. She never saw him again. Their son, Farqad, was born 48 hours after the attacks — one of the first 9/11 orphans to be born.

I wonder why Palin can’t think bigger than 140 characters. She makes up words. “Refudiate“.

What about the thousands of Muslims who serve in our military? Does that yellow magnet on your car say “Support the Christian Troops”?

Maybe Sarah Palin’s soon to be released, little book of “Clever Sayings That Rock!” will include George Santayana’s “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. Almost 110,000 Japanese Americans were interned in 26 different camps after the Pearl Harbor attacks. 33,000 Japanese Americans served in the US Military during the same time.

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307 Responses to ““Refudiating” Palin’s Racist Tweet”
  1. You all don’t know how important this site is to this Colorado person. When all else fails I turn to your excellent site to either cheer me up and make me laugh at your humor and outlook on this woman. Always wanted to know….was she this out of the ballpark when she was your gov.?

    • Alaska Pi says:

      Not at first…
      The last few months before she quit – ugh,
      Way worse now…

  2. Splendid One says:

    It’s clear that she is pandering to racists and religious bigots, using their hatred to make money and gain power. Here are some comments on her Facebook page in response to her post there on this issue. It took me only 15 minutes to collect them. This is who her base is now.

    “People yell about impeaching Obama, again, I wish some psycho would just blow his sorry ass away! I’d love another paid holiday to celebrate the death of a black man.”

    “If you have ever read the Bible, you evil very plainly that there is NO tolerance for any other religion save Christianity.”

    “Let them build it … then … at sunrise … a tream of Navy Seals, and a few pounds of well place C4, perhaps a few claymores, could assist in the interior decoration that Mosque.”

    “Fuck em, any fucking Muslin tries to build a mosque there I saw we get our guns and kill the mother fakers and shoot the piece of shit traitor that allowed it.”

    “This could be the start of the Revolution. We all know there’s not enough cops in NY city to stop the riots.”

    “[S]wamplands … make a perfect site … feed them to the alligators at the same time.”

    “We should just bomb Mecca, that’ll teach ’em.”

    “I say kill them all and let Alli sort them out.”

  3. beth says:

    When Mr. Kelly says “zero tolerance”, he means “zero tolerance.” Palin and (her )T-Baggie-types seem to be spreading their intolerance well. To say I’m throughly disgusted by the whole ruddy lot of them, would be a gross understatement. beth.

    “““
    From a 7 June 2010 article by columnist Mike Kelly: “On this ground, zero tolerance”:
    [snip]
    Many protesters held American flags. Many carried signs.

    “A Mosque at Ground Zero Spits on the Graves of 9/11,” one placard proclaimed. Another sign depicted a toilet, with this message: “This is a Mosque. Do You Want it Built at Ground Zero?”

    At one point, a portion of the crowd menacingly surrounded two Egyptian men who were speaking Arabic and were thought to be Muslims.

    “Go home,” several shouted from the crowd.

    “Get out,” others shouted.

    In fact, the two men – Joseph Nassralla and Karam El Masry — were not Muslims at all. They turned out to be Egyptian Coptic Christians who work for a California-based Christian satellite TV station called “The Way.” Both said they had come to protest the mosque.

    “I’m a Christian,” Nassralla shouted to the crowd, his eyes bulging and beads of sweat rolling down his face.

    But it was no use. The protesters had become so angry at what they thought were Muslims that New York City police officers had to rush in and pull Nassralla and El Masry to safety.

    “I flew nine hours in an airplane to come here,” a frustrated Nassralla said afterward.

    The incident underscores how contentious — and, perhaps, how irrational — the debate over the mosque has become.

    Full article, here: http://www.northjersey.com/news/opinions/kelly/95748769_On_this_ground__zero_tolerance.html?page=all

  4. WAZVR4 says:

    This is great! I couldn’t agree more. All of this incite, disgust, knowledge of the constitution, humor, etc,etc I think exposes a real problem we have here in America. There is a substantial minority of people in this country that actually like this media whore. And prove it by giving her lots of money. She wouldn’t exist without them. They are the snarling dogs that love every bit of red meat she throws at them. They love to hate. They have been around for a long time. The Nazis whipped them up to hate the Jews. Joe McCarthy whipped them up to hate the commies and pinkos, John Birch got them hating everybody that wasn’t like him. Go back in history, there’s always been a group that wanted to listen to some one who spewed hatred. The problem we have is that we cant let them rule this country. By law they have the right to vote. So it’s up to us to make sure they never win.

  5. bb says:

    I like Mayor’s mind your own business remark. Personally I wish that everyone would just ignore her. Maybe she would go away.

  6. OMG says:

    After you read what the developer (who wants to build the community center in NY) did on 9/11 and how he was personally affected by the heinousness of the crime that took the lives of too many on that day, take a look at the contribution Sarah Palin made to the city of NY (can’t find any–gee that’s a surprise! Of course, NY isn’t in real America is it?). He wants to heal his city and bridge understanding between people. What does Palin want to do?

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/maggiehaberman/0710/Mosque_developer_refudiates_Palin_.html?showall

  7. Mattie says:

    She is going to go down in history for being a hate monger, racist, liar and quitter and much more also, too and in additon to. What good has Sarah Palin done for this country?

  8. Mattie says:

    Does this mean we will have to see “refudiate” written on her hand the next 50 times she speaks?

  9. Mattie says:

    How many times a day does she say constitution? Maybe she should read the first sentence.
    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;” During the campaign she didn’t even include NY in her “Real America”. And since when is Alaska in the heartland? The Twit’s tweets were so wrong on so many levels.

  10. Ladybirddeb says:

    OMG, every time she opens her moose-hole, I have the same response: “Shut up, stupid b*tch!” How dare she use this issue for press!

    I have lived in the NY Metro area all of my life. On 9/11, I could see the destruction from the hill at the top of my street — a street called Grandview. The issue of the Mosque/Islamic Cultural Center two blocks from the WTC site is a very difficult one for most people in this area. Just about every issue related to the WTC site and/or 9/11 is difficult for us. There is a wound here that will never heal.

    I doubt that any of you realize that there were many Muslims in the NY metro area dancing in the streets celebrating on 9/11. I live 30 minutes from NYC, and two towns away from me there is a large Muslim population. I saw the news footage of their impromptu celebration, before it was abruptly cut off for fear of an outbreak of widespread violence. That night, a Hispanic man whose pregnant wife had just died in the WTC collapse, murdered two of the Muslim revelers. A friend of mine knew the man and his wife from church.

    While Palin’s twit tweet was stupid and inappropriate (as per usual), I beg the rest of you to refrain from judging or automatically labelling as racist the people in MY area who are uncomfortable with the proximity of that Islamic Cultural Center to the World Trade Center site. Why? Why there? I think that for many if not most of us, it comes from a place of great pain, not hatred.

    • beth says:

      I understand your pov, Ladybirddeb. Thank you for sharing. I seem to remember, though, the reason the footage of the “impromptu celebration” (Muslims dancing in the streets) was ‘taken down’ was because it was footage shot, *not* in the US, but in the Middle East.

      And it was footage by a Reuters TV reporter/videographer who shot it that day of some Palestinians. In East Jerusalem. http://www.snopes.com/rumors/cnn.asp

      If I remember correctly, the footage was then passed off/aired by the media to the information-hungry public as something it was NOT; it was aired *as if* it was footage taken in NYC/the US. There was so much confusion; nothing was making any sense; the media was grabbing at any bits and pieces they could to try to get a handle on it. As a result, they aired that particular footage *without* making clear to the public the location of its shooting, and its images have remained in the memory of many AS IF those images were legit to the happenings of the day *in* the US. They were not. They were shot overseas. beth.

    • beth says:

      “That night, a Hispanic man whose pregnant wife had just died in the WTC collapse, murdered two of the Muslim revelers. A friend of mine knew the man and his wife from church.” – Ladybirddeb

      It goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway, ’cause I’m just that way…)

      Since it’s been proven/authenticated/certified (by the originating source) that the footage of the “impromptu celebrations”/celebrators were *not* celebrating –impromptu or otherwise– in NYC, its environs, and/or even in the US, any ensuing stories about “a Hispanic man whose pregnant wife had just died in the WTC collapse, murdered two of the Muslim revelers” is necessarily obligated to collapse in the rubbish heap due to its being based on an incident (the “impromptu celebrations”) that never happened!

      Therefore, whether related by “a friend” who “knew the man and his wife from church” or not, the “Hispanic man” story is wildly apocryphal, a total fabrication, utter bunk. And, strange tho’ it might be, the relating/telling of it *really* gets my blood a’boiling.

      Y’know, I honestly feel for people who’ve been hurt, who’ve been wronged, who’ve had the cr@p knocked out of them, who’ve etc. — I truly do; I ache for them. BUT, when their *legitimate* feelings of hurt, being wronged, cr@p-knocking, etc, are presented with bu11-crap ‘support’ *as if* that complete bu11-crap should somehow make their legit feelings have more gravitas, I’m sorry, it just really p1sses me off. And it makes me question –seriously!– the validity of any of what they’ve said. I can’t help it…that’s just the way it is, for me. beth.

      • Ladybirddeb says:

        Actually, Beth, I was not referring to the CNN footage of the Palestinians in Jerusalem. I was referring to footage I saw taken in downtown Paterson, New Jersey. It is two towns away from me, and you may want to give me a tiny speck of credit for being able to recognize it’s downtown streets and being able to rather easily differentiate them from the streets of Jerusalem. I have actually spoken to some people in Paterson’s Muslim community, and they admitted that there were people who celebrated openly on 9/11. New Jersey is one of the most diverse places on the planet, and I believe also the most densely populated state in the U.S. I live on a small dead-end street of 10 houses, and everyone on my street has a different ethnic background: Dutch, Greek, Irish, Italian, Egyptian, Algerian, African, Spanish and Israeli. Lots of variation in skin colors, cultures and religions, and we all seem to genuinely appreciate each other’s differences to the extent that we even feel them. For the most part, I think we’re so used to the diversity that we simply see each other as neighbors, as people. The vast majority of Muslims in New Jersey are probably good, peaceful people. Some, however, are not, as evidenced by the the links of some of the 9/11 terrorists (and other radical Islamic terrorists, including those responsible for the 1993 attack on the WTC and those planning the attack on Fort Dix) to New Jersey.

        As to the murder that my friend from Paterson told me about: Since her church went to the trouble of fundraising for the man’s legal defense, I’m going to assume that the story is probably true. If you don’t, then you don’t. I would strongly recommend, however, that you visit downtown Paterson sometime and talk to the people there who were actually there on 9/11. You may find it even more persuasive than snopes and youtube COMBINED.

        It’s sad when people feel entitled to judge the legitimacy and “gravitas” of other people’s feelings about a traumatic event. Would it have pissed you off a little less if I had shared with you that I spent 9/11 waiting to find out if my brother was still alive, and not if, but HOW MANY people I knew died in the WTC?

        I personally don’t like going to Ground Zero, because I find it too painful, but some people in this area find it a comforting place to grieve, where they feel more of a connection to someone they lost than they do at a grave that contains either no remains at all or nothing more than a smattering of human tissue scraped off of a girder. And I can certainly understand why they might prefer to do so out of the virtual shadow of an Islamic Cultural Center. I certainly would not want to see a German Cultural Center built in close proximity to a Holocaust Memorial. The terrorists don’t represent all Muslims any more than the Nazis represented all Germans, but in both cases, something dangerous and malevolent grew out of the larger group — not exclusively, of course, but undeniably the malignancy could not exist without its host.

  11. rachelbirds says:

    ShakesPalin — what’s next?
    Oh, refudiate, how thou
    dost repudiate.

    http://www.thehaikudiaries.wordpress.com

  12. goposaur says:

    Train wreck? She’s more like an ocean liner colliding with a locomotive that just got hit by a jumbo jet carrying the space shuttle full of Waterford crystal filled with dark matter.

  13. Zyxomma says:

    I, too, am a NYC resident, in the East Village (which is lower Manhattan). I disliked the WTC even when it was under construction, because those high glass towers changed the weather around them, and not in a good way. I avoided them for years. However, I never wanted them to go down in flames, and take so many human lives with them. We lived with the stench from their burning for months.

    There is no reason why, in diverse New York, a mosque should be denied two blocks from the WTC site. Manhattan, which is New York County, is quite diverse (though Queens has the distinction of being the most ethnically diverse county on the planet). We have people from all over, of every faith, and plenty with none. My neighborhood is quite small (we have very few buildings over six stories), yet there’s an Islamic center/mosque about six minutes’ walk from my apartment. (There are churches of several denominations and synagogues nearby, too.) Right now, there’s nowhere in the Financial District for Muslims to gather for prayer. Some of them attend Friday prayer in the mosque near my home. More of them go to Queens or Brooklyn. I see a mosque near the WTC site as an opportunity for healing. I think it should be built, although I acknowledge that many feel differently.

    Sowah has no opinion worth my time.

  14. benlomond2 says:

    …Lokks like Lawerence on KO, has pointed out the religous freedom bit, the fact that she can’t admit to a boo-boo, that the word ain’t a word, and she sin’t in the same league as The Bard….chortle! pretty good slam on her, all in all….even adlluded to her followers viewing as almost Papal in their worship of her…. and that they’re less than logical intheir thought process …hehehhehehe!!!

  15. Pj says:

    This one finally got me riled enough to post something. I was born in Alaska, grew up in Palmer and graduated from Palmer in 1981, so am something of a contemporary of Palin’s. I moved to New York City and lived there for many years. I was working there during the first WTC bombing and experienced the horror of that, which was minor compared to what my friends and family experienced in 2001.

    New York City has dealt with racial and religious diversity so much better than the valley (Mat-Su) has, and Palin needs to mind her own flippin’ redneck business. I am tired of her superiority, her ignorance and manifest stupidity.

  16. aussiegal77 says:

    bubbles, beth (and anyone else interested):

    I have thought a couple of times to write to my Pastor a sincere and honest letter re. Palin and how he is wasting his time defending her. But here is the thing (brace yourselves) – I’ve been brought up to not criticise the Pastor in such a open & direct way. I’ve thought about it a lot and I know I wouldn’t just write him a letter attacking him personally or his ministry but yet, something holds me back. I feel like a coward for not speaking up which doesn’t help.

    Thing is, I really respect what he is doing and of course the thought has occurred to me that becasuse I respect my pastor, I SHOULD speak up.

    Being a woman doesn’t help either. I have to tread a fine line between being submissive to the senior Pastor’s leading and telling the truth with love. It’s definitely been perplexing me for weeks. But perhaps now that I’ve forgiven him as I should and as the Lord would want, maybe the next step is to think on how I might contribute in a positive way.

    Here’s the thing: I have a strong feeling that it isn’t really my pastor that has the Palin conviction, that it’s the pastor’s wife. You know why I say that? Because just before he announced his ringing endorsement of Palin he had this to say:

    “I’m not saying whether she should or should not be President. (Nice little nip in the bud about it not being political but I wasn’t biting) But she has been attacked constantly by the “My Way machine”. My wife read a book all about it.”

    Cue stunned WTF silence from me and spouse (who wanted to yell out – Which book?! Going Rogue?!?)

    So yeah – see what I mean? I think it goes much deeper than just admiration for a fellow so called Christian. The pastor’s wife is probably a Palinbot. Probably?….I’m being kind. I would say “definitely” because right after the endorsement – a photo of Pastor’s Wife + Palin flashes onto the projector – I just about freaking died from sheer shock. Never in my life of going to church have I ever seen this happen. I called home to Australia to tell the news to my parents and my sister who are also Christians and they were just as stunned at the blatant politicisation of the American Church.

    Delicate situation, to say the least.

    • nswfm says:

      My vote: write the letter to both of them. When people don’t speak up forcefully, you end up with pre-9/11 documents that leaders ignore, a war in Iraq when there were no WMDs, and Grifter Gov $P.

      Then find a different way to keep true to your faith if you have to.

    • North of the Range says:

      How can she be attacked by a so-called My Way machine when she has her very own?

      • aussiegal77 says:

        EXACTLY.

        I appreciated his sermon about people who do insist on rebelling against God’s authority in their lives – I’m a christian, I believe in submitting to God’s rule for my life. But it was supremely ironic that he would use Palin as an example of someone being “persecuted”.

        Palin is not being persecuted – she’s being held accountable for all the lies she tells and all her wrong-doing as governor. BIG BIG difference to being persecuted for doing the right thing.

  17. beth says:

    A quick question: If you write something, send it, and then you erase it from the original location of its writing, is that the same as it never having been written at all?

    The reason I ask is, in checking the SarahPalinUSA Twitter page/website (I don’t Twitter, myself), there’s, gosh darn it, NO evidence of the twit Tweeting: “Peaceful Muslims; pls refudiate”. To be sure, the follow-up/back-peddling nonsense-Tweets are still there, but not that one.

    Is she trying to refudiate her abject ignorance by taking it down? What’s she trying to do?

    Is she under the impression that if it isn’t among the listings of Tweets she’s made, that it’s been permanently erased from the collective archive of our nation’s memory –and, equally, magically forgotten by all who’ve seen it? Does she also believe a woman with “carnal knowlege” of a specific man (resulting in the child that woman is holding in her arms) is a virgin because that woman is no longer with that particular man? Makes just as much sense.

    Then again, making “much sense” out of anything about $P has always been a Herculean task…and, usually, pretty much futile. beth.

  18. womanwithsardinecan says:

    In case somebody didn’t post it:
    http://twitter.com/search?q=%23shakespalin

  19. Wolf Pack says:

    This article indicates Sow-ah could be suffering brain damage from her mountain climbing this weekend at sweet sugar tooth Denali. This may explain cray tweeting on Sunday but leaves cause for prior behavior a mystery.

    http://climbing.about.com/od/mountainclimbing/a/AltitudeStudy.htm

  20. leenie17 says:

    As angry as I have been about the tweets, my heart has been lifted by the responses I have read from the mudpups, especially those of you from NYC.

    I know I shouldn’t be surprised – the people who frequent this place are some of the brightest, well-read, thoughful, compassionate people around.

    I’ve never been prouder to be a member of the Mudflats community.

  21. Lower48 says:

    Not all Muslims are terrorists. Most of them are peaceful. It is the radical element that creates the trouble. Not all Tea Party member are racists… Most of them are peaceful. It is the radical element that creates the trouble. See how that works? But, hate looks to breed hate…

    Hate knows it needs to feed The Fear. Fear feeds upon the fear. And fear produces Fervor… and Fervor with Intolerance leads to ACTION. And $arah Palin is very familiar with stirring the pot to create conflict, to promote hate, fear, fervor and intolerance. It’s all to promote $arah Palin.

    That’s why she does it – to stay in the headlines and to keep relevant… because $arah Palin knows like no one else that it will be covered in the media because “…$arah Palin tweeted this…”

  22. Dana in NYC says:

    I’m a native New Yorker and am raising my family here. I read every profile of every victim of 9/11 and there were immigrants from 89 nations among the dead. I remember the Muslim family that lost both their grown children who worked at Windows on the World and their mother’s wrenching hope that they were with each other when they died. I still cry over the loss these fellow New Yorkers suffered. The proposed mosque/community center is 2 blocks from Ground Zero and if you know this area it may as well be 2 miles for all the impact and/or sightlines it will offer to what is ultimately built there. New York City is the defacto capital of the world and it is only proper that we welcome the world’s diversity. This is America’s strength and the hope we offer for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. If we become less American over these attacks then the terrorists win. I’m sorry your half-term former governor feels qualified to comment but this is seriously none of her business. She should crack a dictionary and look to her own house. We have a mayor and representatives who are doing the job we elected them to do which is far more than anyone can say for Mrs. Palin.

    • bubbles says:

      a mighty MIGHTY AMEN!!!!

      • nswfm says:

        As in Los Angeles, NYC probably has 180 different languages spoken there and this freak of a mental retard thinks she has earned the right to say one g0d-d@mned thing to any of them.

        AK, when are you going to put a stop to this utter sack of sh:t?

        I’m hoping that when the Discovery program comes on, there is such a huge backlash, the pull the plug on it. Use twitter and Netroots for that and send a message loud and clear. This f’ing fraud represents no one but herself.

  23. Bordo says:

    I am always astonished at how much douches like $arah love New York City when its towers are aflame, but how much they hate big cities when they are not under attack. Isn’t this the same woman who claims the Real America can only be found amongst its smallest burgs and hamlets?

    And finally, why would anyone in NYC give a flying moose fart for what a half-term former governor nincompoop thinks about construction in Lower Manhattan?

    Alaskans, is there no way this screeching harridan can be silenced?

    • johnny says:

      yeah, you’d think she wouldn’t bother with those NYers who aren’t from Real America.

  24. n djinn says:

    I hate Christians.

    No not really. But so many I have interacted with were over the top crazy and did weird things that make no sense no matter what sort of god you have. I know that out there among the sane good doers of the world MANY are Christians. But in my personal life most of the people who have ever caused me grief (stolen, engaged in unethical business, lied and not the small stuff) were all Christians. I can’t get past that. Two employees I fired while managing a science store (selling telescopes, dino bones and meteorite bits) that I remember most. One was fired for stealing, I found a huge stash in his locker, he had claimed that he was a devout Christians, going to service 3 days a week. Another was a 7th day Adventist, this one was fired for lying and trying to steal commissions from other peoples sales. Another broader instance; I was the best man at a Catholic wedding. The groom had known the priest for 15 years. The priest was asking me about what church I went to and when I said I did not go to church he literally turned his back on me and walked off.

    Even the Christians I am friends with always follow their own version of Christianity that has nothing to do with what is in that double book set. It’s so confusing.

    Yet I hold out hope that most Christians are good people trying to do good works, I just don’t see much evidence of it.

    • beth says:

      …Funny, you don’t look like a non-Christian, n djinn.

      –the reason I said that is *not* to make comment on your appearance, n djinn, but to make a serious observation:

      It is NOT possible to determine a person’s Faith (or lack, thereof) just by looking at them, yet that is exactly what the rhetoric from the likes of $P would have people do — look at someone and judge them ‘good’ or ‘bad’.

      The real kicker in this line of thinking, though, is that since it *isn’t* possible to tell, just by looking at someone, what their religion is (a person can *choose* to follow any religion their little heart desires…or follow none at all), you *have* to fall back to the next ‘clue’ in line…their skin color. Ergo: skin color, an unchangeable fact, ultimately becomes the default by which ‘evil’ is revealed, judged, and known by those who ‘think’ about *others* as $P does. It’s a line of ‘thinking’ she would introduce, promote, and/or reinforce in our citizens as a worthy attribute to emulate because it is, to her way of ‘thinking’, valid. In $Ps world, it seems to be: “Us” [all of ‘us’ good guys] v. “them” [the rest…all the (pre-)judged bad guys].

      And therein lies the destructive and dangerous force behind the willfully-directed and all-important (all efforts-consuming) divisiveness of the ‘holier than thou’ crowd in this country (i.e. the ‘holier than thou’ “christians” [lower case “c” intentional] and all other idiological ‘holier than thou’ fanatics) who *demand* acceptance of their views on religion (and/or on other issues), but absolutely *refuse* to grant that same courtesy to anyone else.

      christians are *not* Christianity/Christians any more than the 9/11 hijackers were Islam/Muslim. Or than $Ps “rill Amurica/Amuricans” is reflective of *my* America or are reflective of *my* fellow American citizens. beth.

  25. rebekkah says:

    Her tweets are never about improving something. These newest ones are her interfering on a sensitive subject that doesn’t concern her one bit. Am sure New Yorkers are annoyed; they’re capable of dealing with this. Sarah is just mad cause she is losing control of her con schemes and fears more people are on to her fakery.

    She’s creepy and it looks like she really losing it.

    • aussiegal77 says:

      Australia just called a Federal Election set for August – I am sure Palin will weigh into THAT also too.

  26. ChiCat says:

    The funniest thing about her word creation is that neither of the original words is a good choice either. I know most of you all know the meanings, as this blog’s target audience is the reasonably well-informed, but just to make the point:

    Her “corrected” version used the word “refute” incorrectly. It means to prove false with evidence or argument, so she is asking peaceful Muslims to cite evidence to disprove the existence of a mosque that has not yet been built?

    “Repudiate” might be technically correct, but it’s a very strong word; really, she’s asking peaceful people to reject, condemn, or disown the building of a house of worship (for their own religion) and multicultural community center?

    I can’t believe she tried comparing herself to Shakespeare. Like he created words out of ignorance instead of actual thoughtful creativity. I doubt she has even ever read any of his work….she strikes me as the type to read Clif’s Notes, if at all.

    • aussiegal77 says:

      A friend of mine who is conservative posted a link about the mosque on her facebook page a few months ago when the story was on Fox News website. I generally leave politics out of my conversations but had to weigh in this time. We had a discussion offline and her main points were that it’s just too sensitive. As if Muslim Americans were just cackling to themselves on 9/11. As if Muslim Americans don’t love this country as much as the next American and as if Muslim Americans didn’t die in those 2 towers. As if all Muslims by default are either jihadists or worse.

      We agreed to disagree and I am sure she is following this latest development closely. Seeing as our pastor all but endorsed Palin from the pulpit, calling her a faithful Christian who loves God (PUKE) – I am also sure my friend thinks Palin is a hero now. It just never freaking ends does it? Everything it black and white, for us or against us, all Muslims are bad or have the capacity to be bad, all Christians are good and never ever lie.

      Then in the same breath we sing Amazing Grace, that saved a WRETCH like me and blithely proclaim ourselves as sinner who are SAVED, nothing more. Sinners. Well, except you happen to be a Muslim, in which you are Satan’s spawn, capable of genocide and have no redemption value.

      • aussiegal77 says:

        Her other points were that Christians shouldn’t allow interfaith tolerance. Because “tolerating” other faiths meant we contribute to their “acceptance” and since all other faiths outside of the Christian one is satanic, ipso facto, we are supporting satanic faiths.

        I reminded her that religious freedoms extends to ALL in this country and that it is an individual choice whether someone accepts Jesus as Saviour by FAITH or not. Just because Christians get rid of all other religions in the land, it does not mean everyone will become Christians BY DEFAULT cuz there are….no other choices. By FAITH alone which implies a individual choice to accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ – does that have no meaning anymore?

        • kizzy says:

          Have to agree with your posts, aussiegal… loved the mashed up words post above.

          I avoid discussions of politics, religion, and abortion… seems there is no middle ground on any of them, and those topics really bring out the wingnuts.

      • bubbles says:

        it occurs to me Aussie that you are too good a Christian to associate yourself with people who are not born of the Spirit. i mean that with all my heart. it seems to me you ought to be the one in the pulpit. listen to the promptings, get yourself into theology school, start your own church and sing your praise songs my love. you can do it.

        • aussiegal77 says:

          Oh heavens, no. hahahah I would rather just do my own little bit here in my own little corner of the world that God has given me. Please, bubbles dear, don’t look to me, look to God because He is the one that changes me from within. I am full of faults and but for God’s grace, I’d be just as lost.

          You know, this friend of mine is dear to me and in all other respects, she is a lovely person but when you hear fearmongering on a regular basis, it gets into your system, you know? Same for my pastor – not even he is immune to the constant lies. I just want to ask them to please please do some research, do some reading and broaden their understanding of the world and not be afraid to LOOK and SEE and make up their own minds, without Fox News.

          I think in the end, the best thing I can do is continue to pray for my pastor that he will one day see he made a big mistake about Palin and hopefully be able to admit that to the congregation. I asked God this weekend to help me forgive him because I was really angry about it for a while. But anger doesn’t solve anything. Prayer is the best way to deal with this kind of blindness. I also pray for my friend – her heart is in the right place but when you have grown up with the same ideology, same people, same small town, it’s often hard to adjust. It baffles me a little though because she is in the Armed Forces and have been to places like Saudi Arabia which makes me wonder – haven’t you seen for yourself that not all Muslims are jihadists? And that not all Palestinians support Hamas and Hezbollah?

          Are my friends born of the Spirit? I would say most that profess to be Christians are. But there are definitely a few who display too many Palin-like traits…..just enough for me to wonder. But I don’t know for sure, it’s not for me to judge so I pray for them also.

          It occurs to me that Fox & Friends, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh plus so many other conservative media really are doing the Devil’s work because they lie all day every day about everything. It’s astonishing. To the point that authentic honest God-loving Christians are deceived. It also occurs to me that perhaps this is what the good book was warning about, in part, when it spoke of false teachers & false prophets. I hope that my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ will start to exercise some discernment instead of believing everything a person says, just because they first say “I am a Christian.”

          • bubbles says:

            ((((((((Aussiegal)))))))

          • beth says:

            aussiegal77 ~ you write: “I think in the end, the best thing I can do is continue to pray for my pastor that he will one day see he made a big mistake about Palin and hopefully be able to admit that to the congregation.”

            Oh, Lady (and I use that word to convey/mirror all the dignity, honesty, humbleness, and grace *you* consistently evidence to us all), did it ever occur to you that maybe, just maybe, there are times when praying for something just isn’t enough? When our prayers *have* to be augmented by our actions? I know I’ve found that to be the case time after time after time; possibly this would also be such a case. Yup, I’m pretty sure it would be.

            Mayhap you should continue to pray for your Pastor, AND you should also present said Pastor, at *every* opportunity (even create one where there isn’t one!), the facts about Palin. I have every confidence you would do it with the same openness and guilelessness you consistently show (and teach!) us ‘flatters, here — if Pastor *IS* the Christian you believe him to be, he can’t help but acknowlege, reflect, and act upon the G_d’s Honest Truth you share about the inconsistencies, hypocrisy, un-Christian words and deeds, and total misrepresentations of pretty-near everything, that are $P. On the other hand, if he is a christian merely posing as something else, no matter how much you pray for him, he’s not going to change his opinion of the woman and her ugly-to-the-bone ‘message’.

            It wouldn’t surprise me in the least, dear aussiegal77, if G_d isn’t calling on *you* to help Him do what needs doing; that He isn’t asking *you* to be an instrument by/with which your Pastor can be ‘enlightened’ *for* Him.

            Just a little something to think about… Hugs at you, my sweet. beth.

  27. aussiegal77 says:

    A little levity:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-borowitz/palin-says-refudiate-appe_b_650841.html

    Or is that hilar-vity?

    • aussiegal77 says:

      Crown ME the new Shakespeare, please!

      • bubbles says:

        thou art/is so crowned Aussie. forsooth for thou art fairly spoken…also. too. you betcha. by golly wow.

        • aussiegal77 says:

          hahahaha

          omg if Palin runs – HOW can we make it thru an entire Presidential campaign of her gibberish?? We’ll all be stark raving mad!! Maybe that’s her plan….cuz only insane people would voluntarily vote for her to be President!!

  28. LibertyLover says:

    Rufudiate Palin.

  29. johnny says:

    Palin, never afraid to wear her bigotry on her sleeve.

    She’s not one of us.

    • johnny says:

      From your second link:

      “Governor Stupid has just started the biggest twitter backlash ever.

      In order to see it in real-time, just go to http://twitter.com and search for example for “@sarahpalinusa”. It’s a riot!”

  30. aussiegal77 says:

    Today in English:

    “Refudiate”: Now, kids, this is not a real word. It is made up of 2 real words, mashed up together to form a fake word with no meaning. This word makes no sense – or rather, it is nonsense. It is made up of “Repudiate” and “Refute”. You can find the definitions of both these real words in your Oxford Dictionary, for tonight’s homework.

    “Misunderestimated”: Again, children, this is not a real word. It is made up of 2 real words, mashed up together to form a fake word with no meaning or rather, a word that is nonsense. It is made up of “Misunderstood” and “Underestimate”. Please also look up the definition of both these words as homework tonight.

    Now, kids, remember – making up words doesn’t show you are clever. In fact, it shows you are lazy. As you will see tonight, it is easier to look up words in the dictionary and learn their real meanings then make up fake words that make no sense so you can sound clever and smart to the people around you as you use them in every single sentence you utter from now on.

    Also, kids, remember – just because you mash up 2 words that have similar meaning, doesn’t mean you create a whole new word or to paraphrase a certain moron in the news all the time – “coin a new word”. It is not a new word when you just can’t remember the REAL 2 words that already EXIST to use so you make up a new one to avoid looking like a moron.

    Children, it’s better to admit you made a mistake, then learn the correct words and use them going forward. People will respect you for admitting an honest mistake and you learn something new as well. Instead of being for example, a moron, who is proud of being stupid, all the time.

    That’s our English lesson today, children, class dismissed!

    • bubbles says:

      LOL…sending teacher a golden apple.

    • leenie17 says:

      I’m dipping into my bag of stickers for an extra special one for you!

      • aussiegal77 says:

        I have this image of a small classroom of bright eyed bushy tailed children all agog at my lesson of the Moron from North Who Never Shuts Up. How I would regale these little ones with tales of her never ending stupidity! With stern warning to never ever follow in her example.

        I wanted to be a teacher but sadly being young and insecure, chose a completely different career path because I was convinced by my dear old dad that I would “hardly make any money!” SIGH So now I indulge in my little daydream =D

        • leenie17 says:

          Well, I hope your image didn’t include REALLY little ones listening to the stories about that horrible woman. They tend to pee in their pants when they get scared!

          (And, sad to say, your dad was right about the money thing. But what high-paying, prestigious job gives you a room full of small people with fingers up their noses and pee in their pants?!?!?)

  31. aussiegal77 says:

    So all of a sudden, the “heartland” that Palin is apparently Queen of remembers those “east coast liberals non-real Americans” that she constantly bashes every opportunity she gets?

    Give me a break, Palin, you egomanic.

    As if “peaceful” Muslims are all of a sudden supposed to say, hey, all mosques are REALLY grounds for terrorist jihad training so therefore, BOO!! How about peaceful Jews protest synagogues near Gaza? Or peaceful Americans protest the Militia movement? How about a tweet on those issues, you effing moron.

  32. MimiC says:

    What makes me sad is that the whole point of the mosque tweets was to lead to the Shakespeare one. It is no coincidence that she used “refudiate” on Fox, and then again on Twitter the same week. She just had to prove to her critics that she meant to use it. Poor man’s teleprompter, bendy straws, black tank top — she just can’t let anything go. I am coming around to the argument that she is mentally illL to incite violent responses against Muslims for the sole purpose of pretending she deliberately made up a word.

  33. J-Dog says:

    Perhaps The Peaceful Muslims can refudiate their new mosque to Wasilla? What do you tweet to that, Ms. Sarah Shakespeare?

  34. Mickey7 says:

    Best comeback to her stupidity was a tweet on @sarahpalinusa where the tweeter suggested her creation of a non-existent word (refudiate) was not an example of her idiocy, but of her ‘self-defecating’ style of humor. Yes. I totally agree…

    • johnny says:

      I saw that. Some of those are getting retweeted all over the place. Olbermann’s was good too.

  35. megacephalus says:

    While we [almost] all here can agree on Palin…

    as a site with concern for democratic values, and women’s rights, one would be wise to thoughtfully read Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s latest book: NOMAD, and then see if one can, with a straight face and good conscience, defend any mosque in the West, and particularly near the Jihadist triumph of ‘9-11’.

    • Diane says:

      I think we do more harm when we paint people with a broad brush.
      Isn’t this a recent arguement that you have heard recently?
      I have compassion for the families. However, I also believe that it is time for healing and a greater level of understanding. We can’t make it convenient to harbor resentment or fear. And we can only become stronger and find some sense of peace when we open our hearts. Fear grows out of the inability to understand each other. To seek many books of many point of views may challenge thoughts but may close the divide.

    • beth says:

      As a person *very* concerned with “democratic values, and women’s rights” -among many *other* issues I feel vitally important– I would suggest using Ms Ali’s ‘take’/’instructions’ on how to view (and act towards) *other* religions, particularily Islam, makes as much sense as taking ANY one person’s ‘take’/’instructions’ as the definitive conclusion on the issue.

      The ideas she espouses (that people *should* judge entire religions as ‘good’ or ‘bad’) are *not* ideas I will adopt/make. To me, personally, she represents all I cringe over re: the ‘conservative mind’ — she would insist a religion of many many millions be judged by the actions of a small, small few. Should I also judge the competence, intelligence, and honor of ALL Alaskans by the actions and deeds of the likes of Palin, Ted Stevens, and Mayor Sullivan? That, I believe, is what she would have me (and others) do — make sweeping and pejorative judgements of an *entirety,* based on the actions and deeds of a few. I will *not* do that.

      So yes, “with a straight face” and with a clear conscience, I *do* defend ALL places set aside for worship and thoughtful contemplation in this nation; particularily one encorporated into a long-established center devoted to providing recreation and services to my fellow citizens.

      And, I’m sorry, megacephalus, but if you believe the actions of the hijackers on 11 September were/are a “Jihadist triumph,” you’ve fallen for the rhetoric of those who, like Ali, would use the horrific events of that day, the disgusting, unconscionable, and roundly-denounced events of that day perpetrated by hijackers of airplanes AND of a religion, to paint all *others* as the devil incarnate. beth.

      Colbert interviews Ayaan Hirsi Ali (1 June 2010) ~ http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/309925/june-01-2010/ayaan-hirsi-ali

    • bubbles says:

      Megacephalus…..it is not necessary for us in New York to defend this mosque. we defend the Constitution of the United States of America. until the Constitution is changed by an amendment proscribing Muslims and their mosques we as citizens must support the intent of our founders. that is it in a nutshell. it is not my place to forbid Muslims to come here, to live here or to worship here. that is a question to be put before the people entire and the congress. until that happens we don’t have the right to deny Muslims a place to worship. if that Mosque proves to be a danger to New York or the people of the United States then we will close it down. tear it down and jail or expel the people who run it…until that time yours truly will be availing herself of that there pool they plan to install and slurping tea and eating food in the food court.

  36. I happened to be in Twitter online last night when the tweets began in earnest against Mrs. Palin. I am happy to say I definitely added to the Palin As Shakespeare tweets afterwards. There was a lot of laughing and tons of wit and satire. It was good. I’d say that there were probably a million people that got the message yesterday that she is a dolt.

    The reality of the situation is, by making things up, she effectively deflected attention away from her religious intolerance at the time. That will all come back to her, tenfold, I hope. To call on “peaceful Muslims” through twitter to “refudiate” a Mosque NEAR the crater that was the towers was a clear and obvious representation of her bigoted hatred for “other”. Why, if she hates American freedoms so much, doesn’t she go back to Alaska and get involved with the AIP again? She has been loosed upon us and will be the impetus for the next civil war if someone doesn’t rein her in. She makes me sick.

  37. Jane in NC says:

    –snip–

    In a written statement Sunday night, a spokeswoman for the project, Daisy Kahn, said, “We agree with Ms. Palin that it is time to heal from the wounds of the tragic events of 9/11. We peace- loving Muslims have a responsibility to lead the effort of rebuilding Lower Manhattan. We envision a community center for multi-faith collaboration that is focused on promoting integration, tolerance of difference and community cohesion.”

    “We welcome the opportunity to discuss with Ms. Palin how Muslim Americans have an added responsibility to create a counter-momentum against extremism by building institutions like this center, that will amplify the voices of the mainstream peace-loving Muslims,” Kahn said.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/sarah-palin-takes-twitter-oppose-ground-mosque/story?id=11194148

    • Nan (aka roswellborn) says:

      A wonderful response! Masterfully worded, too!

    • Hannah says:

      Perfect. If Scary had any sense of shame or embarrassment, she’d be feeling it as she reads those words.

  38. rebekkah says:

    If Sarah is a christian, she should please wake up. God does answer prayer. And the prayer of the nation’s african-americans’ and white american’s (true christians) prayers were answered in the election of our new President, I sincerely believe it. After the horrific historical slavery trade and blight on US history, many of their prayers and tears were kept in a bottle in heaven, and God heard their cry, and he chose to have a black President to serve them. When President Obama was elected, I personally felt that the U.S. finally broke through it’s prejudices and proved they could put their trust in all elected officials, regardless of color. It was an emotional time.

    Sarah did not win. Maybe, just my opinion, she was chosen to lose, so that media could finally wake up and see the nasty underbelly of some, not all, but of some, republican operatives, their true hearts, otherwise, if McCain had won, we might not be exposed to all this ugly almost “racist” underlay.

    I’m just talking about the spiritual theme here. Christians are supposed to respectfully regard the laws and believe that all things are done for a purpose, God’s purpose. And if they wish for law changes, they should peacefully pursue these things. Not try to impose dangerous rhetoric on the public and supercede the man in charge.

    I

    • rebekkah says:

      **Please note** in my rant……by (true christians) I meant not fake ones, like we’ve been exposed to recently). Amen. On to the next coffee and beyond…….

    • bubbles says:

      lovely Rebekkah. i am glad you felt it too and that you understand so well what we are in truth seeing.

      goats and sheep baby. goats and sheep….

    • leenie17 says:

      We had a very simple choice in 2008:

      Obama/Biden = positive = hope

      McCain/Palin = negative = hate and fear

      We made the correct choice.

  39. heidi1 says:

    I simply can’t resist posting some of the funniest tweets I found on “SarahAsShakespeare” tonight (and I apologize if some of these have already been posted.)

    (1) To be, or not to be…HEY – that’s a GOTCHA question.

    (2) Fox & friends, Alaskans, Real Americans – lend me your ears. I came here to garble language,
    not to cohere it.

    (3) Refudiate the refudiators of this refudiating refudiational refudiation.

    (4) It is a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Coming this fall on the
    Discovery Network.

    (5) I am as constant as the northern star, of whose true fix and resting quality quits with
    half a term yet to run.

    (6) When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain. Thankfully, I have them aplenty
    and no deficit therein.

    (7) Whether ’tis nobler to take arms against a sea of turtles – or by drilling, end it. 🙁

    [These are my favorites] …

    (8) Refudiate or not to refudiate? What is the question?

    (9) Fire burn and cauldron bubble – bendy straws or my fee is double.

    It truly is a shame that the Shakespeare nonsense has overshadowed the main topic of her tweets today – the blatant religious intolerance. And “stabbing at the heartland”?? What the heck kind of violent rhetoric is that? Oh, $arah, you have no idea how transparent you are. What, pray tell, is Keith Oberman gonna do with this? (rubbing hands gleefully)

  40. If she had just typed “Ugh” it would have made more sense.

  41. Laurainnocal says:

    What is wrong with this b*tch? Everything out of her mouth is hateful.

  42. far from fenway fan says:

    My 18 year old pointed out that the “F” and the “P” are no where near each other on the keyboard so Palin’s gaffe is not a typo. That Lame Stream Media (LSM) to which she is so fond of referring? How about Lame Green Journalism (LGJ) which must be what she majored in! (From slate.com:

    ” green journalism tends to appeal to our emotions, exploit our fears, and pander to our vanity. It places a political agenda in front of the quest for journalistic truth and in its most demagogic forms tolerates no criticism, branding all who question it as enemies of the people.”

    WOW!! What a perfect description of Palin.

  43. Diane says:

    What was done to the Gulf Coast by BP should be considered a terrorist act.
    Why is palin not screaming about the destruction of the gulf coast, in the middle of the ‘heartland’?

    Is it because she is tied to the oil companies?

    What makes her tweet hypocritical and insulting is because she is not honest in her criticisms and they are insult a large part of the country
    Why is a mosque 2 blocs from the former WTC more upsetting to her then the destruction of the Gulf?
    Why is the heartland more honest and real then others?
    Her religious prejudice is blatant and should serve as a warning, a big danger sign to others.

  44. AKjah says:

    I dont know AKM but is suckinct as bad as ya’ll? Could we ad pissdaligionalism,

    • AKjah says:

      So if Scara started it can we now bastardize the English language? What doth the phak whroth.

  45. scout says:

    $racist is a religious fanatic, purveyor of hate and violence. Religious fanatics flew those planes into the towers on 9/11. May her comeuppance be as evil as that which she incites. Until that day cometh, let her eat “Green Eggs and Hamlet.”

  46. Jo Ann says:

    She is a disgrace to Alaska and the United States of America!

  47. LoveMydogs says:

    Oh dear, methinks the troll is still here….apparently it can’t read though.

    • Alaska Pi says:

      i’s a Quipper, not a troll…
      A Quipper on the Mount…
      and you are right, it can’t read…
      Kinda like our Quitter on the Mount…

  48. LoveMydogs says:

    Oh dear, methinks the troll is still here….apparently it can’t read though.

  49. Rene says:

    I think she might be able to learn something from her daughter!!! Peace.

  50. Rene says:

    I think she might be able to learn something from her daughter!!! Peace.

  51. maelewis says:

    I have never heard Sarah Palin utter one word of compassion for the people who died on September 11, along with their families, friends, and all of the people who miss them. I don’t believe I have ever heard Sarah utter compassion for the people who have suffered destruction in Haiti, on the Gulf, in homeless shelters, in emergency rooms, anywhere. For a woman who wears her religion on her sleeve, the only pictures that I have seen of Sarah visiting church was (1) after an arson fire and (2) to have a witch doctor lay hands on Sarah in some funny business of hocus pocus.

    I have never heard Sarah talk about being stabbed in the heart before. (That is a very strong religious message of how Mary felt when she learned of Christ’s crucifixion. Mary is pictured with seven swords plunged into her bleeding heart. Is that your point of reference, Sarah?)

    When Sarah imagined insults about her youngest child thanks to the Family Guy’s TV program, it was Bristol who “wrote” the face book post instead of the “wounded” Sarah. When Sarah and John lost the 2008 election, I would have imagined that a greater loss, a bigger wound than the thought of a mosque in New York City. I didn’t hear about the American voters stabbing her in the heart then, either. (Although I did like Cindy McCain’s reaction to being on the Oprah show, “They picked our bones clean.” Oprah, the hard-hitting investigative journalist!)

    This is all another one of Sarah’s stunning publicity stunts. Someone else in her family is getting too much attention lately, hogging the $100,000. magazine articles and all of the attention that Sarah wants for herself. (In competition like that, I always hear Sarah screaming, “Give me the ball now!”) Her outrage on Sunday will guarantee her appearance on more shows than Bristol on Monday. I’ll show that kid who gets more attention! Try and refudiate that!

    • lilybart says:

      She ONLY talks. She DOES nothing.

      Sean Penn is in Haiti. Not for photo ops but he is running a refugee camp that HE set up. the Generals love him. He is bringing doctors down. He is using his fame to help people, not divide people.

      And I am sure she would not shake hands with Sean Penn, not that he would offer!

  52. maelewis says:

    I have never heard Sarah Palin utter one word of compassion for the people who died on September 11, along with their families, friends, and all of the people who miss them. I don’t believe I have ever heard Sarah utter compassion for the people who have suffered destruction in Haiti, on the Gulf, in homeless shelters, in emergency rooms, anywhere. For a woman who wears her religion on her sleeve, the only pictures that I have seen of Sarah visiting church was (1) after an arson fire and (2) to have a witch doctor lay hands on Sarah in some funny business of hocus pocus.

    I have never heard Sarah talk about being stabbed in the heart before. (That is a very strong religious message of how Mary felt when she learned of Christ’s crucifixion. Mary is pictured with seven swords plunged into her bleeding heart. Is that your point of reference, Sarah?)

    When Sarah imagined insults about her youngest child thanks to the Family Guy’s TV program, it was Bristol who “wrote” the face book post instead of the “wounded” Sarah. When Sarah and John lost the 2008 election, I would have imagined that a greater loss, a bigger wound than the thought of a mosque in New York City. I didn’t hear about the American voters stabbing her in the heart then, either. (Although I did like Cindy McCain’s reaction to being on the Oprah show, “They picked our bones clean.” Oprah, the hard-hitting investigative journalist!)

    This is all another one of Sarah’s stunning publicity stunts. Someone else in her family is getting too much attention lately, hogging the $100,000. magazine articles and all of the attention that Sarah wants for herself. (In competition like that, I always hear Sarah screaming, “Give me the ball now!”) Her outrage on Sunday will guarantee her appearance on more shows than Bristol on Monday. I’ll show that kid who gets more attention! Try and refudiate that!

  53. AKFALAR says:

    I find it Ironic that All yall’s relevance is derived from Palin and the Republicans.

    This user has been placed in moderation for using the term “All yall’s” AKM

    • nswfm says:

      You only see a small part of our relevance. Palin and the Rs are a tiny part of people’s lives. We’re just waiting for the SPECTACULAR TRAIN WRECK.

    • beth says:

      Possibly “ironic” isn’t the right word. There seems to be a lot of that going around, lately…the use of incorrect and/or made up words, that is. On the bright side, there’re only 84 characters/spaces in the above, so there’re still 56 characters/spaces left for clarification. Or refudiation. Or mandation. Or whatever. Tweet on. beth.

    • seattlefan says:

      You must not read much here.

      • AKFALAR says:

        I have been, and it seems everything that is said has immediate or just a single degree’s distance from Don Young, evil conservatives or Sarah.

        • LoveMydogs says:

          You need to go back into the archives darlin’. This is a community of like minded individuals who found each other perhaps because of SP or other crazy-making politicians (and yes, that might be ironic). However, we often disagree vigorously with one another. But we always support each other (through birthdays, deaths of precious family members and even natural and man made disasters). Commenters on this blog include conservatives, liberals, progressives and everything in between. We have people of all colors and all faiths. And both genders. Some are pro-choice and some are not. Some support conservative ideals and some don’t. But the bottom line is that we have come here and found support when we needed it and voices of sanity and love when we are wandering and feeling alone. Contributers write stories about many things (even some that have nothing to do with politics–in fact food is often a common subject, as well as gardening, sustainable energy, quilting, helping our fellow man). So, if you are here in good faith, welcome, otherwise, it may not be the site for you.

          • lilybart says:

            Right. There is the best reporting on Native Alaskans here.

          • mwThatOne.. says:

            well said, LMD. A person can learn LOTS reading the posts, as well as the responses. Often what we see is what we contribute……..just sayin’ ……..(as in projecting of the negativity, if that is the case, or warmth and intelligence, if that is what we contribute).

        • Sue in Kansas says:

          Well let me say, I live in Kansas and I would say that’s darn close to the heartland. I am also a republican woman, and I can say that Sarah Palin does NOT speak for me. I wish she would stop claiming to. Those tweets are repulsive, that woman is an idiot, and I wish she would STFU and go back to Alaska!

    • A fan from CA says:

      Gee, I think I smell a troll. Haven’t seen one of those in a long time. Didn’t know anyone is still defending the Sow.

    • dowl says:

      That’s only because you are who you are.

    • seattlefan says:

      AKM….Lol! All yall’s is definitely worth “refudiating” that user. 🙂

    • LoveMydogs says:

      AKM- BWahahahahahahaha.

    • Lee323 says:

      “I find it Ironic that All yall’s relevance is derived from Palin and the Republicans.”

      I find it ironic that you think your comment has any relevance at all.

    • HAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAA

    • bubbles says:

      thanks AKM!! we all loves ya!

    • thatcrowwoman says:

      good call, AKM.

      any southerner worth her salt knows it is “all y’all”…the apostrophe marks the place of omitted letters, like we learned in second grade…

      No wait…plural possessive…you’uns’? youse guys’? all y’all’s? all y’alls’? Dang, my head hurts!

    • boodog says:

      All y’all’s? You misunderestimate all us’s.

  54. AKFALAR says:

    I find it Ironic that All yall’s relevance is derived from Palin and the Republicans.

    This user has been placed in moderation for using the term “All yall’s” AKM

    • nswfm says:

      You only see a small part of our relevance. Palin and the Rs are a tiny part of people’s lives. We’re just waiting for the SPECTACULAR TRAIN WRECK.

    • beth says:

      Possibly “ironic” isn’t the right word. There seems to be a lot of that going around, lately…the use of incorrect and/or made up words, that is. On the bright side, there’re only 84 characters/spaces in the above, so there’re still 56 characters/spaces left for clarification. Or refudiation. Or mandation. Or whatever. Tweet on. beth.

    • seattlefan says:

      You must not read much here.

  55. Ratfish says:

    Palin said the other day that there is no racism in the tea party.

    Oops.

    “Tea party leader expelled over slavery letter”

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/07/mcconnell-on-tea-party-racism.html?hpid=topnews

    Refudiate that, Palin, if you are not wee-wee’d up, or too busy misunderestimating Bristol and Levi’s “abstinency thingy.”

    The tweet silence is deafening, after:

    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/36769_Sarah_Palin_Calls_on_Peaceful_Muslims_to_Refudiate_Their_Own_Religion

    Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn’t it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate

    Er, I mean:

    Peaceful New Yorkers, pls refute the Ground Zero mosque plan if you believe catastrophic pain caused @ Twin Towers site is too raw, too real

    No, no, I really mean this:

    Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing

    And she has a degree (?) in journalism!!

    Doesn’t she?

    ps Palin- You are no Bard (although not even Shakespeare could write a play approaching your sordid life.

  56. Ratfish says:

    Palin said the other day that there is no racism in the tea party.

    Oops.

    “Tea party leader expelled over slavery letter”

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/07/mcconnell-on-tea-party-racism.html?hpid=topnews

    Refudiate that, Palin, if you are not wee-wee’d up, or too busy misunderestimating Bristol and Levi’s “abstinency thingy.”

    The tweet silence is deafening, after:

    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/36769_Sarah_Palin_Calls_on_Peaceful_Muslims_to_Refudiate_Their_Own_Religion

    Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn’t it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate

    Er, I mean:

    Peaceful New Yorkers, pls refute the Ground Zero mosque plan if you believe catastrophic pain caused @ Twin Towers site is too raw, too real

    No, no, I really mean this:

    Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing

    And she has a degree (?) in journalism!!

    Doesn’t she?

    ps Palin- You are no Bard (although not even Shakespeare could write a play approaching your sordid life.

  57. Terpsichore says:

    Ah, nothing says I understand the meaning of the first amendment to the American Constitution like thumbing out not one, not two, but three tweets about my disagreement that a certauin religious group won’t “Sit Down and Shut Up” when I tweet them to do just that.

    Yet I think I should be able to spout my beliefs without any criticism whatsoever. Anyone who criticizes me is a hater and un-American.

    Do you actually know what the first amendment protects, woman?

    Would you protest a Christian-backed building being built there, or a Jewish-backed building being built there?

    Oh, stop me now. About to go into a rant.

    Must retire to bed instead. This is a fight that can, fortunately, wait another day.

  58. Terpsichore says:

    Ah, nothing says I understand the meaning of the first amendment to the American Constitution like thumbing out not one, not two, but three tweets about my disagreement that a certauin religious group won’t “Sit Down and Shut Up” when I tweet them to do just that.

    Yet I think I should be able to spout my beliefs without any criticism whatsoever. Anyone who criticizes me is a hater and un-American.

    Do you actually know what the first amendment protects, woman?

    Would you protest a Christian-backed building being built there, or a Jewish-backed building being built there?

    Oh, stop me now. About to go into a rant.

    Must retire to bed instead. This is a fight that can, fortunately, wait another day.

  59. Wolf Pack says:

    Only July 14th she said, “Bristol believes in redemption and forgiveness to a degree most of us struggle to put in practice in our daily lives.”

    On July 18th, Sow-ah proves she is struggling.

    • thatcrowwoman says:

      Struggle?
      H3LL NO! She doesn’t even try. She’s a legend in her own mind, “practically perfect in every way.”

      Paging Rev. Muthee. Paging Rev. Muthie. Clean up on aisle one, please!

      *trading my b!tchy britches for a swimsuit and heading to the pool for some aquatherapy before the storms roll in*

      love you guys…keep up the good work and hold down the fort, eh?

  60. Wolf Pack says:

    Only July 14th she said, “Bristol believes in redemption and forgiveness to a degree most of us struggle to put in practice in our daily lives.”

    On July 18th, Sow-ah proves she is struggling.

  61. Lee323 says:

    Great post, Shannyn. Under the hilarity of Palin’s ignorant use of “refudiation” lies a heart of darkness: racism and ethnocentrism.

    SP likes to attach herself to controversies as a way of siphoning off publicity for herself. Think of a big tapeworm attached to the gut of America, siphoning off the nutrients from its host.

    Just a few days ago, Palin attached herself to the NAACP’s resolution against racism in the Tea Party controversy by tweeting this on 7/13/10:

    “I’m busy today so notify me asap when NAACP renders verdict: are liberty-loving, equality-respecting patriots racist?Bated breath,waiting… ”

    Do you think she’s still waiting around with bated breath? Not likely, since Mark Williams, Tea Party Express leader, was booted out of the Tea Party for his blatant racism today. Palin’s hoping you wouldn’t notice because she doesn’t want to elaborate on her own ignoble defense of TP racism. Nope. That whole Tea Party racism hole has been sucked dry, so she detached from that site and moved on to the juicy controversy of NYC’s Muslim Center to start sucking that one dry.

    Palin’s a media whore of the worst kind. She doesn’t care what mess she leaves in her wake as she moves from controversy to controversy, stirring up sh*t.

    • thatcrowwoman says:

      Well said, Lee323.

      here’s the Reader’s Digest condensed version for Sowah so she doesn’t hurt herself sounding out all those big words or stumble over the multi-layered nuances of your assessment…(Caution, friends, using my OUTSIDE VOICE):

      SOWAH SUCKS!

      …got her a big old bendy straw here and a Gulf full of oil in need of her bodacious suckitude, also, too…

      Meh. What a piece of….
      work. (and that’s not just the migraine talking)

  62. Lee323 says:

    Great post, Shannyn. Under the hilarity of Palin’s ignorant use of “refudiation” lies a heart of darkness: racism and ethnocentrism.

    SP likes to attach herself to controversies as a way of siphoning off publicity for herself. Think of a big tapeworm attached to the gut of America, siphoning off the nutrients from its host.

    Just a few days ago, Palin attached herself to the NAACP’s resolution against racism in the Tea Party controversy by tweeting this on 7/13/10:

    “I’m busy today so notify me asap when NAACP renders verdict: are liberty-loving, equality-respecting patriots racist?Bated breath,waiting… ”

    Do you think she’s still waiting around with bated breath? Not likely, since Mark Williams, Tea Party Express leader, was booted out of the Tea Party for his blatant racism today. Palin’s hoping you wouldn’t notice because she doesn’t want to elaborate on her own ignoble defense of TP racism. Nope. That whole Tea Party racism hole has been sucked dry, so she detached from that site and moved on to the juicy controversy of NYC’s Muslim Center to start sucking that one dry.

    Palin’s a media whore of the worst kind. She doesn’t care what mess she leaves in her wake as she moves from controversy to controversy, stirring up sh*t.

  63. beth says:

    You know, not only is she an idiot, she’s a real b1tch.

    There, I said it.

    And I’m glad I finally did. beth.

  64. beth says:

    You know, not only is she an idiot, she’s a real b1tch.

    There, I said it.

    And I’m glad I finally did. beth.

  65. Enjay in E MT says:

    I too have been attempting to write what I feel about her tweet(s) today and the words just won’t come to my fingertips. Obviously, this woman climbed down from the rock she was on for the last couple days and missed the public attention. (Picture MsQuitter jumping up & down waving arms screaming Over here – I’m over here)

    Sarah, do us all a favor,
    you need to climb back up that rock you were on
    – and throw yourself off.

  66. Enjay in E MT says:

    I too have been attempting to write what I feel about her tweet(s) today and the words just won’t come to my fingertips. Obviously, this woman climbed down from the rock she was on for the last couple days and missed the public attention. (Picture MsQuitter jumping up & down waving arms screaming Over here – I’m over here)

    Sarah, do us all a favor,
    you need to climb back up that rock you were on
    – and throw yourself off.

  67. Simple Mind says:

    Gee – I didn’t realize there was internet access up on Denali.

    • jimzmum says:

      That’s what I said yesterday. I guess she knocked that off her bucket list in a couple hours. Sheesh.

    • tigerwine says:

      Ooohhh – that’s right. She’s supposedly is climbing mountains – big unknown ones.
      Hmmmmmm.

  68. Simple Mind says:

    Gee – I didn’t realize there was internet access up on Denali.

    • jimzmum says:

      That’s what I said yesterday. I guess she knocked that off her bucket list in a couple hours. Sheesh.

  69. ocliberal says:

    I have been waiting for almost 2 years now, from the day this woman was thrust into our national consciousness – I have been waiting – for one ounce of compassion, intelligence or humanity to come from this despicable woman. Two years later I am still waiting.

    In those two years I have heard nothing from this miserable, small minded person except hate, divisiveness, and disrespect, not only towards our elected President, but also towards the very foundations upon which our nation was founded. But today I am not laughing at her stupidity, I am filled with complete disgust at her and the despicable bigotry that this woman has communicated.

    ENOUGH of this stupid woman and her hate filled, small mind.

    We, as Americans, as better than Sarah Palin. Can’t we all just say we have had enough of this hateful, ridiculous woman?

    Democrats and Republicans both should want better for our country than the hate this woman spews forward.

  70. ocliberal says:

    I have been waiting for almost 2 years now, from the day this woman was thrust into our national consciousness – I have been waiting – for one ounce of compassion, intelligence or humanity to come from this despicable woman. Two years later I am still waiting.

    In those two years I have heard nothing from this miserable, small minded person except hate, divisiveness, and disrespect, not only towards our elected President, but also towards the very foundations upon which our nation was founded. But today I am not laughing at her stupidity, I am filled with complete disgust at her and the despicable bigotry that this woman has communicated.

    ENOUGH of this stupid woman and her hate filled, small mind.

    We, as Americans, as better than Sarah Palin. Can’t we all just say we have had enough of this hateful, ridiculous woman?

    Democrats and Republicans both should want better for our country than the hate this woman spews forward.

  71. Wolf Pack says:

    Sounds like Moma Grizz had too many sow-ah grapes while climbing the sweet sugar tooth of Denali. She should have snacked on freedom fries instead.

  72. Wolf Pack says:

    Sounds like Moma Grizz had too many sow-ah grapes while climbing the sweet sugar tooth of Denali. She should have snacked on freedom fries instead.

  73. nswfm says:

    I’ve deleted what I wrote, twice.

    My office was 2 blocks away from there, and I’m just saying, it’s too bad she was….use your imagination.

    John McCain, this a$$hole is your legacy—congratulations on your Hail Mary Pass.

    • jimzmum says:

      I can’t say I understand. I wasn’t there-there. But, I am sorry. Oh, so sorry. And I agree with you about McCain.

      • nswfm says:

        Thanks. I think I want them both to go drunk hunting with Heartless Dick Cheney.

  74. nswfm says:

    I’ve deleted what I wrote, twice.

    My office was 2 blocks away from there, and I’m just saying, it’s too bad she was….use your imagination.

    John McCain, this a$$hole is your legacy—congratulations on your Hail Mary Pass.

    • jimzmum says:

      I can’t say I understand. I wasn’t there-there. But, I am sorry. Oh, so sorry. And I agree with you about McCain.

      • nswfm says:

        Thanks. I think I want them both to go drunk hunting with Heartless Dick Cheney.

  75. jimzmum says:

    Also, too. The MSM will ignore this as well? Mr. Biden can’t make a gaffe without being headline news for a week, but Mrs. Palin gets a pass again and again.

  76. jimzmum says:

    Also, too. The MSM will ignore this as well? Mr. Biden can’t make a gaffe without being headline news for a week, but Mrs. Palin gets a pass again and again.

  77. Xenon says:

    So, peaceful Muslims should be expected to stab themselves in the heart for the benefit of “real” Americans? Typical Palin…myopic racist to the bitter core.

  78. Xenon says:

    So, peaceful Muslims should be expected to stab themselves in the heart for the benefit of “real” Americans? Typical Palin…myopic racist to the bitter core.

  79. Baker's Dozen says:

    Ah, the Bard from the Heartlessland. Now she compares herself to Shakespeare (that would be Billy Bob Bubba) ’cause he made up words, too.
    So she’s written:
    Obama (that play about the black Moor)
    Othello (That play about the White Christian done in by a black Moor)
    Romeo and Twitterette
    Two Gentlemen of KKK
    The Tempest in a Teabag
    King Lear at Me
    Joe the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Six Pack
    As I Like It and Who Cares About You?
    The Scottish Gay
    Hamlet–Right Next to the Mashed Potatoes
    Dour Women of Palin
    Winter’s Tale–Get Me to a Warm Climate
    Comedy of Serrors
    Midsummer Night’s Reality TV
    Measure for Measure, and More
    Much Ado About Nothing “Cause I Haven’t Been in the New.

  80. Baker's Dozen says:

    Ah, the Bard from the Heartlessland. Now she compares herself to Shakespeare (that would be Billy Bob Bubba) ’cause he made up words, too.
    So she’s written:
    Obama (that play about the black Moor)
    Othello (That play about the White Christian done in by a black Moor)
    Romeo and Twitterette
    Two Gentlemen of KKK
    The Tempest in a Teabag
    King Lear at Me
    Joe the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Six Pack
    As I Like It and Who Cares About You?
    The Scottish Gay
    Hamlet–Right Next to the Mashed Potatoes
    Dour Women of Palin
    Winter’s Tale–Get Me to a Warm Climate
    Comedy of Serrors
    Midsummer Night’s Reality TV
    Measure for Measure, and More
    Much Ado About Nothing “Cause I Haven’t Been in the New.

  81. seattlefan says:

    Shannyn….good on you for focusing on the blatant racism that spilled out in all those insane tweets. Most of the attention is being paid to the Shakespeare reference, but to me her total ignorance and bigotry was the clincher.

  82. seattlefan says:

    Shannyn….good on you for focusing on the blatant racism that spilled out in all those insane tweets. Most of the attention is being paid to the Shakespeare reference, but to me her total ignorance and bigotry was the clincher.

  83. scribe says:

    The members of that mosque have been in that neighborhood for 20+ years. They have received all necessary permits and approvals, and it’s two blocks away from “Ground Zero.” If this were a Christian church or a Jewish temple, you wouldn’t hear one word from this hypocrite. What part of the first line of the First Amendment doesn’t this twit get?

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;”

  84. scribe says:

    The members of that mosque have been in that neighborhood for 20+ years. They have received all necessary permits and approvals, and it’s two blocks away from “Ground Zero.” If this were a Christian church or a Jewish temple, you wouldn’t hear one word from this hypocrite. What part of the first line of the First Amendment doesn’t this twit get?

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;”

    • Alaska Pi says:

      She doesn’t get 16 words of it…
      Oops, that’s the whole thing !

  85. Seagull Junker Palin says:

    Bottom line: she is siding with racists going against the Constitution.

    BOTTOM LINE.

  86. Seagull Junker Palin says:

    Bottom line: she is siding with racists going against the Constitution.

    BOTTOM LINE.

  87. jimzmum says:

    Thank you, Shannyn. Thank you LoveMyDogs.

    Mrs. Palin. I live in the heartland. You don’t. Please do as others have asked and stop makin’ things up! For rill.

    Just go away. Back to your home. By the lake. With the pretty birds. Go. Now. Please.

  88. jimzmum says:

    Thank you, Shannyn. Thank you LoveMyDogs.

    Mrs. Palin. I live in the heartland. You don’t. Please do as others have asked and stop makin’ things up! For rill.

    Just go away. Back to your home. By the lake. With the pretty birds. Go. Now. Please.

  89. benlomond2 says:

    I’ve been trying for sometime to find a way to express my distaste for this latest expression of Sow-ah’s intolerance for anyone who does not “fit” in to her view of what America should be… There’s just too large of a list of how she has demonstrated that she does NOT understand what being an American should be….
    Religous tolerance
    Charitable to others in need
    Respectful of difference of opinion
    Law abiding
    A steward of the land and it’s resources
    if elected to office, a servant to the people
    Striving to adhere to the spirit of the law, as well as the letter of it
    encouraging to those who strive to make a better life for themselves here, thru hardwork and education
    Understanding that people who experience Life’s hard knocks need help at times from others, not putdowns and disdain.

    AARRGGHHH !!! Is she the 8th plague that didn’t make it to Egypt in time ???? 🙂

    • Nan (aka roswellborn) says:

      The limo driver got lost on the way from the airport… that’s her story and she’s a-stickin’ to it.

  90. benlomond2 says:

    I’ve been trying for sometime to find a way to express my distaste for this latest expression of Sow-ah’s intolerance for anyone who does not “fit” in to her view of what America should be… There’s just too large of a list of how she has demonstrated that she does NOT understand what being an American should be….
    Religous tolerance
    Charitable to others in need
    Respectful of difference of opinion
    Law abiding
    A steward of the land and it’s resources
    if elected to office, a servant to the people
    Striving to adhere to the spirit of the law, as well as the letter of it
    encouraging to those who strive to make a better life for themselves here, thru hardwork and education
    Understanding that people who experience Life’s hard knocks need help at times from others, not putdowns and disdain.

    AARRGGHHH !!! Is she the 8th plague that didn’t make it to Egypt in time ???? 🙂

  91. laprofesora says:

    Just stand back and let her keep screwing up any chance at ever holding elected office again. I knew in time she would be her own worst enemy. Let the hate flow, Scarah, you’ll one day reap what you sow.

    • nswfm says:

      Comic relief of how she’s doing herself in.

      http://twitter.com/CatfoodUSA

      Deer$nowflake Enclosed is duhCa$h Eye Wood Like2 Don8 2ur ill Eagle $lushFund $igned Colbert #palin #CatFoodNayShun #elEssEmm #ProofReed 17 minutes ago
      • Deer $nowflake duhChilledWren No When $umThinZzz Wrong Also2 HoleLotta YoungVoterZzz Clowning urTired CarniShow #palin #duhQueenZzzEnglish 24 minutes ago
      • Deer KlingTardNay$hun Dew Knot Believe duh elEssEmm Eye R Wicked$mart Also2 ReFuDi8= Testing urFaith $igned $nowflake #DinosaurZzz #palin about 1 hour ago
      • Deer$nowflake NoOffense But duhEnglish Just Knocked Ewe duhEff Out EssHappenZzz Also2 Thyme2 Fade Inn2 Bolivian ReSpeckFuWii TieSun #palin about 16 hours ago
      • Deer$nowflake Oh Eye GetIt veryVeryClever HowZdat WerkinOut 4Ya? HuhWuh? Bee Inn Clever HowZdat WerkinOut 4Ya? Frum TylerDurden #FyghtKlub about 17 hours ago
      • Deer$nowflake HeyN00b NiceTrainingWheelZzz EweMite Want2 Slow urRoll HunKnee Also2 FocusOn duh FunDuhMentalZzz $igned $hakey$pearey #palin about 19 hours ago
      • DeerPrez Y R U AuntEye UsAmer English? Also2 ReFuDi8 duh $inTack$ 4 duhChilledWren Thx Inn Advance $igned $nowflake #palin #EffEwePunct about 21 hours ago
      • Deer @PatriotJesus Wheat U Talking Bout Willis? #seitan #palin #HomeSkoolerZzz #EyeDuhHoe #VandalZzz #ReFuDi8 #ProofReeder #RaManSewer about 22 hours ago
      • RT @PatriotJesus: Seitan, I #refudiate you! #palin #bible #p21 about 22 hours ago
      • Deer$nowflake Plz Kiss Me B4 Yew FieldDress Me $igned duhQueenZzzEnglish #LivingLang #FundamentallyRetardAmerica #13thGrade #RetardSummit about 22 hours ago
      • Deer$nowflake KnowOohFence Butt Ewe R Effing duh BeeGeeZzzUss Outta duh UsAmerLang $igned TyeGrr #nyke #stanferd #SWF #palin #EyeDuhHoe about 23 hours ago
      • Deer$nowflake Eye Am Mad A$ Hell Also2 Eye Will Knot TakeIt Enn Knee Mohr $igned duhQueenZzzEnglish #palin #EffingRetarded #HomeSkoolerZzz about 23 hours ago
      • Deer$nowflake Enclosed R duh RetardPillZzz TakeEm AllEm Also2 ProofReeding = urBeeEffEff $igned urFarm Uh Cyst #palin #RetardSummit #ReFuDi8 about 23 hours ago
      • Deer @JedediahBila LettuceBerry Divisive Tock$ick PaulEyeTick$ Also2 EffEwe EweEffing EmmEfferZzz $igned $nowflake #palin #EffingRetarded 3:29 PM Jul 17th

      http://otoolefan.wordpress.com/2010/06/20/close-encounters-of-the-turd-kind/

      • Sarah Palin on The Learning Channel is like Joey Buttafuoco reads Jane Austen. 2:43 PM Jun 17th
      • Watching Sarah Palin flounder with even FOX hosts is poetic justice. That just leaves Hannity. 11:12 PM Jun 16th
      • @SarahPalinUSA the Dutch do have the solution to our #oilspill. They’re called windmills. #p2 8:51 PM Jun 15th
      • Sarah Palin didn’t get a boob job. She’s just a boob WITH a job. (FOX) 7:12 PM Jun 12th

      • -@SarahPalinUSA WhymustyoualwaysjameverylastwordintoyourdumbassramblingsonTwitterwhenclearlyyouaretoodumbtotweetanythingofsubstanceorlogic?? 2:36 PM Jun 12th
      • RT @AkSyrin: A BOOB has a boob job? Palin’s bros wife works for Dr. Manuel, the premiere plastic surgeon in Anchorage. NOT Surprised! Sa …

  92. laprofesora says:

    Just stand back and let her keep screwing up any chance at ever holding elected office again. I knew in time she would be her own worst enemy. Let the hate flow, Scarah, you’ll one day reap what you sow.

  93. AK Born and Raised says:

    Thank you.

  94. AK Born and Raised says:

    Thank you.

  95. LoveMydogs says:

    Sarah Heath Palin:

    front and center honey.

    Now, sit down and listen.

    I am taking time out from a very busy day. I have been working (yes, working on a Sunday–I have 2 jobs and no days off at present so count yourself lucky that I am taking my time for you). And no, I am not getting paid $250,000 to take this time so please respect that fact.

    No, no Sarah, just shut it and listen.

    The people of this state (outside of your inner circle of followers) and country are tired of your ignorant spewing. We are tired of your bigotry and attempts to divide us. It is time for you to accept the fact that there are millions, yes millions dear, of people on this planet who do not worship the same way that you do. It will surprise you to learn that many of them live in this country.

    By the way, this is not just your country, but my country too.

    There are citizens who do not look like you, think like you or worship like you. They have just as much right to worship in their own way as you do in yours. This has nothing to do with terrorists and everything to do with freedom of religion. When and where they choose to worship is their business, not yours.

    I would bet on the brain of the absolute stupidist person I know against yours. But it really isn’t the fact that you haven’t mastered the English language or that perhaps you are just too lazy to pick up a dictionary before spewing (you know, I’ll bet there is a dictionary inside that Blackberry you are addicted to-hint,hint). Or perhaps you just don’t have enough neurons.

    But I digress…. the fact is, that you spout off about things without having the slightest grasp of either A) what you are talking about, or B) what effect it will have on those who read your words. It has to be one or the other. It cannot be both. And since you don’t seem to know what you are talking about (other than the freedom loving , patriotic, heartlandy AmeriKKKans), well, I guess you really do intend your words to result in divisiveness, more bigotry, fearmongering and generally stirring up nastiness.

    There was a girl in a fairy tale who, every time she opened her mouth, spewed forth vipers and spiders and toads.

    That would be you.

    So I am asking you nicely, for the sake of my country (and the world)…PLEASE, OH PLEASE

    SHUT THE FU*# UP! (And that includes tweeting)

    • Cassie Jeep Pike Palin says:

      I’m seconding that, Love My Dogs!

    • seattlefan says:

      LoveMyDogs…your scolding of the “refudiator” is a thing of beauty. 🙂 I hope she reads Mudflats and actually reads what you just wrote. That is one of the best “ZINGS” I have seen yet.

    • ks sunflower says:

      We who read your words, lovemydogs, love you! Thank you for that beautifully conceived, wonderfully written and totally delightful “conversation” with Sarah. Ah, if only she had real “common sense” she would listen to your wise counsel.

      • overthemoon says:

        She’d have to have a sense of shame to listen and a soul to understand.

    • beth says:

      LoveMydogs — you were *much* more polite than I could ever hope to be in ‘refutiating’ the unrelenting ugly spewing from that creature. Her constant barrage of thoughtlessness, divisiveness, and unadulterated stupid have gone way past tiresome. My most fervent hope is: By her own words and deeds, may she finally destroy herself. She is an idiot! beth.

      • beth says:

        refudiating. b.
        (Dang, I wish she’d quit makin’ things up! Shakespeare she ain’t. She ain’t an energy expert, either. Or a parenting expert. Or a foreign policy expert. Or kind. Or polite. Or… )

    • AKjah says:

      thank you LOVE MY Dogs.

    • ValleyIndependent says:

      Thank you. A little duct tape over that mouth of hers, and around her fingers, and the world would be a better place.

    • The Rubber Room Hotel says:

      OH BRAVO!!
      I am always entertained and educated at the Mudflats, I am more of a lurker, but do show up once in a while. I love AKM and proud to be one of her Alaska fans from day one! I have a great respect for her and Shannyn and Linda and all the other great talent at the flats. One of the best parts of the flats is the community, the personalities and passions and glorious snark!
      LoveMyDogs brilliant, Thank You what an enjoyable read!

      May I second that notion!

      I am an Alaskan

      and as one I ask you MS. Palin to
      SHUT THE FU*# UP!

    • If she would only listen and follow your advice, we’d all be a lot happier. But has she ever listened to anyone’s advice? No, I didn’t think so.

      • leenie17 says:

        Aren’t Alaskans famous for their creative use of duct tape???

        Just sayin’…

    • bubbles says:

      great rant Love and oh so very true.

    • laingirl says:

      St. Sowah of the Uninformed should really listen to you. You speak the words that I’m sure millions of us agree with on every level. Sowah seems to be unable to keep her mouth shut on things she knows nothing about; she continues to show her sorry ass without any filters every chance she gets.

    • GrainneKathleen says:

      thank you, lovemydogs! that was truly cathartic!

    • leenie17 says:

      (clap, clap, clap)

      “There was a girl in a fairy tale who, every time she opened her mouth, spewed forth vipers and spiders and toads. ”

      I have read no more accurate description of Sarah Palin than this one. Thank you.

    • puffin shrapnel palin says:

      LoveYou, LoveMyDogs!

    • Lois from AZ says:

      Love My Dogs; you are so spot on with that post. I would love for Phalin Palin to read it, but sadly that would require that she knows how to read. Alas, I get the impression she can’t. She can spew though.

      Again, thanks for your insightful comment.

  96. LoveMydogs says:

    Sarah Heath Palin:

    front and center honey.

    Now, sit down and listen.

    I am taking time out from a very busy day. I have been working (yes, working on a Sunday–I have 2 jobs and no days off at present so count yourself lucky that I am taking my time for you). And no, I am not getting paid $250,000 to take this time so please respect that fact.

    No, no Sarah, just shut it and listen.

    The people of this state (outside of your inner circle of followers) and country are tired of your ignorant spewing. We are tired of your bigotry and attempts to divide us. It is time for you to accept the fact that there are millions, yes millions dear, of people on this planet who do not worship the same way that you do. It will surprise you to learn that many of them live in this country.

    By the way, this is not just your country, but my country too.

    There are citizens who do not look like you, think like you or worship like you. They have just as much right to worship in their own way as you do in yours. This has nothing to do with terrorists and everything to do with freedom of religion. When and where they choose to worship is their business, not yours.

    I would bet on the brain of the absolute stupidist person I know against yours. But it really isn’t the fact that you haven’t mastered the English language or that perhaps you are just too lazy to pick up a dictionary before spewing (you know, I’ll bet there is a dictionary inside that Blackberry you are addicted to-hint,hint). Or perhaps you just don’t have enough neurons.

    But I digress…. the fact is, that you spout off about things without having the slightest grasp of either A) what you are talking about, or B) what effect it will have on those who read your words. It has to be one or the other. It cannot be both. And since you don’t seem to know what you are talking about (other than the freedom loving , patriotic, heartlandy AmeriKKKans), well, I guess you really do intend your words to result in divisiveness, more bigotry, fearmongering and generally stirring up nastiness.

    There was a girl in a fairy tale who, every time she opened her mouth, spewed forth vipers and spiders and toads.

    That would be you.

    So I am asking you nicely, for the sake of my country (and the world)…PLEASE, OH PLEASE

    SHUT THE FU*# UP! (And that includes tweeting)

    • Cassie Jeep Pike Palin says:

      I’m seconding that, Love My Dogs!

    • seattlefan says:

      LoveMyDogs…your scolding of the “refudiator” is a thing of beauty. 🙂 I hope she reads Mudflats and actually reads what you just wrote. That is one of the best “ZINGS” I have seen yet.

    • ks sunflower says:

      We who read your words, lovemydogs, love you! Thank you for that beautifully conceived, wonderfully written and totally delightful “conversation” with Sarah. Ah, if only she had real “common sense” she would listen to your wise counsel.

    • beth says:

      LoveMydogs — you were *much* more polite than I could ever hope to be in ‘refutiating’ the unrelenting ugly spewing from that creature. Her constant barrage of thoughtlessness, divisiveness, and unadulterated stupid have gone way past tiresome. My most fervent hope is: By her own words and deeds, may she finally destroy herself. She is an idiot! beth.

      • beth says:

        refudiating. b.
        (Dang, I wish she’d quit makin’ things up! Shakespeare she ain’t. She ain’t an energy expert, either. Or a parenting expert. Or a foreign policy expert. Or kind. Or polite. Or… )

  97. overthemoon says:

    And so Sarah tries to appear smart for being dumb as a post. A new word. Good for her. Just like how she now writes on her hand and shows it proudly at every opportunity. She’s getting coaching from Rove. Always on the offense. Never apologize. Never back down.

    • bubbles says:

      i believe Palin to be at best a sociopath and at worst a psychopath. such creatures are always offensive. they never apologize unless it will benefit them and they never stop. not ever. Karl Rove is another such a one as are many we can name here.

  98. overthemoon says:

    And so Sarah tries to appear smart for being dumb as a post. A new word. Good for her. Just like how she now writes on her hand and shows it proudly at every opportunity. She’s getting coaching from Rove. Always on the offense. Never apologize. Never back down.

  99. AKFALAR says:

    I totally want to see the religion of peace put up a Mosque near ground zero.

    America so deserved 911. Having the Mosque there will only remind us of that.

    • Baker's Dozen says:

      No, we didn’t deserve it.
      Nobody deserves to be treated that way. No nation, no group, no individual deserves to be treated that way. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and tolerance. That doesn’t mean that their words or ideas need to be, but the person does.
      We don’t like Sarah’s words or her actions, but I haven’t heard anyone advocate taking her out. And she wouldn’t deserve it if someone did. Her ideas don’t deserve respect. As a person it’s her right, just by being a person.

    • Lee323 says:

      Your comment and Sarah Palin’s tweet have a lot in common, both in substance and motive.

    • North of the Range says:

      I may be willing to stay out of NYC’s decision on this, and defend US’s freedom of religion, but I totally want to see this commenter speak his/her mind in person at a NYC firehouse someday. Good luck with that.

      • bubbles says:

        i would bring an easy chair, popcorn and a flashlight. cause we going to be there for a while. LOL

    • LoveMydogs says:

      I don’t live in NYC now (although I did once) so I will leave the decisions to those who do.

      However, IMHO I think that a Mosque NEAR ground zero might be just the message that this country needs to send to the world. That our country is so great because of our tolerance and solidarity, especially in the face of great tragedy. That our young men and women risk their lives for this very fact.

      If we want to go all democracy on the rest of the world then we had better get our poop in a group on our own soil. We had better try to live by the standards that our country was built on. We had better start coming together in peace and justice and stop tearing each other apart in the name of one person’s ideas being better or more right than another’s.

      The ability to understand that this was an American tragedy that affected all of us and then the ability to accept that those who are responsible are individuals and not an entire group of people who happen to share the same religion.

      For Pete’s sake, would this all be going on if the people who flew those planes had declared themselves to be WASPs??? Doing it in the name of Jesus? And don’t kid yourself, worse things have been done the world over in the name of Jesus. Sad to say.

      • 1smartcanerican says:

        LoveMeDogs, thanks for sharing your thoughts that we, as Americans, need to walk our talk. Unfortunately, there have been too many people on all sides driving wedges between us and we have responded in kind rather than remembering the tenets of our American principles. You are so correct, we do need to show the rest of the world that America remains the place where all peoples are respected and where freedom of – and from – religion is respected. Our freedoms are why people came here originally. We need to remember and live that ideal today.

        Shannon, thank you also for your thoughtful writing. We need to continually recognize and call out racism whenever and wherever we see it.

        I have been enjoying laughing at Palin today, but the underlying serious must also be recognized. She is divisive, racist, and generally hateful.

      • ValleyIndependent says:

        Well said.

      • jm_nyc says:

        I’m a native NY’er, and I bop around and revisit these political websites every so often, I’m glad I swung back around to mudflats, it’s such a great site. Anyway, I just want to let you know that I completely agree with you. There are other fellow NYer’s who are very upset about the idea of the Mosque being built, but I’m glad that Bloomberg and I agree on this issue. Folks are letting their emotions just completely drive every decision they make.

        Could you imagine, in the history books, what a middle-finger this would be to the islamic extremists who were behind this atrocity, if our city had a Mosque near the WTC? Have the lessons of King, Ghandi, and the rest just not penetrated our collective thick skulls? It is really a shame.

    • tallimat says:

      Well if that is the course of your thought, perhaps relocating Palin to the 9/11 site, forever, is warrented. She could stand on a street corner passing out cookies with scripture verse written on the wrapper. Consider her presence and gesture a real living monument of how not to behave.

      Me thinks IT’s brain is rancid.

    • jimzmum says:

      No one deserves that. Ever. And, Mrs. Palin is sadly unaware of that. Sick. How can anyone deserve terror. How can anyone deserve death? Fear? Sadness? Helplessness?

    • ValleyIndependent says:

      Our country has done many things that I disagree with, and there is much to answer for. However, there were many innocents killed that day, as there are each day in armed conflicts the world over. Each of those losses is a tragedy. To forget that and give up our humanity for revenge, is to lose our souls.

    • bubbles says:

      what an absolutely stupid thing to say.

    • Alaska Pi says:

      Oh, pffft! What a load of horsepunky!

      When one’s disgust for policies becomes a thing in and of itself and real live people become abstractions, it is easy to wave a magic wand over 3000 fiery, bloody deaths , eh?
      Kinda like extremists everywhere? Left and right?
      Kinda like whatzername standing on the shoulders of the dead to get another view of herself in her cracked mirror?

      Let us remember the remarkable people on the planes who knew they had minutes to live and called families to tell them they LOVED them and with that in mind, let us wrap the family of the young muslim EMT and the widow Baraheen Ashrafi in our arms as Americans who paid as dearly as anyone that day.
      Let us keep working toward a meaningful peace and away from hate masquerading as morals…your perverse morals too… also.

    • dahlia97 says:

      America so deserved 911 like Baghdad so deserved ‘shock and awe.’ Unfortunately, no culture (country, religion, etc.) that I know of can call themselves ‘of peace.’ That includes people who say they are ‘of peace’ but proclaim America ‘so deserved’ to be bombed on 911.

  100. AKFALAR says:

    I totally want to see the religion of peace put up a Mosque near ground zero.

    America so deserved 911. Having the Mosque there will only remind us of that.

    • Baker's Dozen says:

      No, we didn’t deserve it.
      Nobody deserves to be treated that way. No nation, no group, no individual deserves to be treated that way. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and tolerance. That doesn’t mean that their words or ideas need to be, but the person does.
      We don’t like Sarah’s words or her actions, but I haven’t heard anyone advocate taking her out. And she wouldn’t deserve it if someone did. Her ideas don’t deserve respect. As a person it’s her right, just by being a person.

    • Lee323 says:

      Your comment and Sarah Palin’s tweet have a lot in common, both in substance and motive.

    • North of the Range says:

      I may be willing to stay out of NYC’s decision on this, and defend US’s freedom of religion, but I totally want to see this commenter speak his/her mind in person at a NYC firehouse someday. Good luck with that.

    • LoveMydogs says:

      I don’t live in NYC now (although I did once) so I will leave the decisions to those who do.

      However, IMHO I think that a Mosque NEAR ground zero might be just the message that this country needs to send to the world. That our country is so great because of our tolerance and solidarity, especially in the face of great tragedy. That our young men and women risk their lives for this very fact.

      If we want to go all democracy on the rest of the world then we had better get our poop in a group on our own soil. We had better try to live by the standards that our country was built on. We had better start coming together in peace and justice and stop tearing each other apart in the name of one person’s ideas being better or more right than another’s.

      The ability to understand that this was an American tragedy that affected all of us and then the ability to accept that those who are responsible are individuals and not an entire group of people who happen to share the same religion.

      For Pete’s sake, would this all be going on if the people who flew those planes had declared themselves to be WASPs??? Doing it in the name of Jesus? And don’t kid yourself, worse things have been done the world over in the name of Jesus. Sad to say.

      • 1smartcanerican says:

        LoveMeDogs, thanks for sharing your thoughts that we, as Americans, need to walk our talk. Unfortunately, there have been too many people on all sides driving wedges between us and we have responded in kind rather than remembering the tenets of our American principles. You are so correct, we do need to show the rest of the world that America remains the place where all peoples are respected and where freedom of – and from – religion is respected. Our freedoms are why people came here originally. We need to remember and live that ideal today.

        Shannon, thank you also for your thoughtful writing. We need to continually recognize and call out racism whenever and wherever we see it.

        I have been enjoying laughing at Palin today, but the underlying serious must also be recognized. She is divisive, racist, and generally hateful.

    • tallimat says:

      Well if that is the course of your thought, perhaps relocating Palin to the 9/11 site, forever, is warrented. She could stand on a street corner passing out cookies with scripture verse written on the wrapper. Consider her presence and gesture a real living monument of how not to behave.

      Me thinks IT’s brain is rancid.

  101. jojobo1 says:

    I could just see palin putting all Muslim’s into interment camps like we had for the Japanese back during world war 2,before we knew better. Like now many back then blamed all Japanese for what the country did.May served in our military as do many muslin’s now,palin need to start living in the real world.

  102. jojobo1 says:

    I could just see palin putting all Muslim’s into interment camps like we had for the Japanese back during world war 2,before we knew better. Like now many back then blamed all Japanese for what the country did.May served in our military as do many muslin’s now,palin need to start living in the real world.

  103. Elsie says:

    Shannyn, thank you for REPUDIATING the b.s. of Scary Paylin so well, yet again.

    • Bretta says:

      I second that Elsie –
      as well as the BS where she compared HerrSelf to Shakespeare.
      Sorry SOWah, not in a million years… you are just too too ignorant.

      I can hardly wait for Bill OR to run her over with a truck again… he’s awfully good at that – especially that she just doesn’t get it.

  104. Elsie says:

    Shannyn, thank you for REPUDIATING the b.s. of Scary Paylin so well, yet again.

  105. Alaska Pi says:

    Skipping the invoke-Shakespeare-lived-in-language “refudiate” gaffe , what is this “heartland” crap?
    Alaska is not the heartland…We’re the way-up-there-yonder-land…

    And this “ours”- who is this rest of us?
    More of rill dill umerica?

    Somebody’s “servant’s heart” is pumping sewage again…

    • Elsie says:

      I love it when Alaska Pi gets pissed.

      “Somebody’s ‘servant’s heart’ is pumping sewage again…”

      • ValleyIndependent says:

        Me, too. Alaska Pi, thanks for your knack for quickly cutting through her “sewage.”

    • lilybart says:

      I hate that heartland crap. Meth rules the heartland as does illegitimacy and divorce….New Yorkers have plenty of heart!

    • bubbles says:

      love it Pi.

  106. Alaska Pi says:

    Skipping the invoke-Shakespeare-lived-in-language “refudiate” gaffe , what is this “heartland” crap?
    Alaska is not the heartland…We’re the way-up-there-yonder-land…

    And this “ours”- who is this rest of us?
    More of rill dill umerica?

    Somebody’s “servant’s heart” is pumping sewage again…

    • Elsie says:

      I love it when Alaska Pi gets pissed.

      “Somebody’s ‘servant’s heart’ is pumping sewage again…”

  107. hulibow says:

    Thank you for this post. I have spent the last minutes enjoying the snarky humor that is burning up the web, but I have a sick sinking feeling about what was said in her initial tweets. I listened to the open meeting on CNN web last week regarding the mosque and New Yorkers were given mic time to express their feelings. I cannot describe how terribly depressing it was to listen to my fellow Americans stereotyping with such anger. And this ignorant woman fans the flames. She is the worst kind of idiot – an angry, spiteful, mean one.

    • laprofesora says:

      Sadly, why would be surprised at stereotyping after the new immigration law in AZ? The ignorance is infectious.

      • Diane says:

        Did she actually or honestly type that? For those that think this woman is brillant, she sure does some pretty asinine things.

      • Bev says:

        I fear we are taking a step back in history and still not learning from what we all went through…what dark ages we could be heading for if people like her are listened to.

    • mudfarmer says:

      I live in NYC today and used to live about two blocks from the WTC complex. To write that this mosque isn’t registering as a concern to most NYC residents is an understatement. Most of the people who showed up at that “open” televised meeting don’t live in NYC, or even the immediate suburbs of NYC.

      Certainly there is a group of 9/11 families who are deeply offended at anything occurring in lower Manhattan. There’s a group who want the WTC complex to remain undeveloped as a permanent scar, sorry, memorial.

      But the rest of us: we want to move on. We have our moments, especially in the first weeks of September. Come around a corner in the city just the right way and you can still be shocked at the hole in the skyline, even 8,9 years later.

      Moving on doesn’t mean forgetting. It doesn’t mean conceding defeat. It means accepting the event as part of our lives and getting on with living as best we can.

      More often than not, the people who raise the bloody shirt of 9/11 lost no one, live nowhere near NYC, and likely despises those of us who did and do.

      Where’s her indignation about the strip clubs that surround the WTC area, resurgent with the growth of construction crews?

      • ValleyIndependent says:

        Can you imagine what Britain would look like if they had never rebuilt after the Blitz of WWII? It is appropriate to remember, to mourn, and to take reasonable measures to prevent any further such tragedies, but to stop living is to give our enemies a victory they do not deserve.

        Palin would not be pleased if the people of NYC all decided to weigh in on uniquely Alaskan issues. In fact, Alaskans are often particularly unappreciative of Outside opinions and influence on local issues, and the AIP, of which Todd was a member, is evidence of that. The location of a mosque in NYC is none of her business, and her choice to paint all members of a particular faith with the same brush is racist and disgusting, and indicative of her lack of knowledge and extremely narrow world view. I so appreciate her giving us yet one more reason why she should never be allowed near the White House.

        Thanks, Shannyn, for the post, the link, and the photo of the grave marker to bring it all into perspective.

        • Alaska Pi says:

          AND can you imagine what would have happened if Germany had not been rebuilt?
          Had hatred and disgust for what it allowed itself to fall for ruled the day?

      • lilybart says:

        I live in NYC and I am not afraid. Most New Yorkers were never afraid, even after Bush told the world we scared of every shadow.

      • bubbles says:

        Mudfarmer!!! brilliant.

      • leenie17 says:

        I was born a third generation Long Islander and have many wonderful memories of spending time in NYC. I was living here in western NY on 9/11 and watched in horror as the towers fell. The son and soon-to-be-daughter-in-law of a close friend of mine were in the second plane to hit the WTC. I know several police officers and EMTs who were involved in the response. I grieved as I looked as pictures I had taken of some British friends during a visit to the towers. Each time I pass the skyline on the way to LI, I feel an emptiness inside that echoes the empty place where the towers had stood.

        The terrorists who committed this horrific crime wanted to bring this country to its knees. They wanted to show the world how evil we Americans are. To move on with our lives and to rebuild is the best way to show them that we cannot be broken. The best way to honor those who died, and to diminish the terrorists’ act, is to become a better, stronger and more compassionate nation. We must never forget, but we must also not allow the past to haunt and paralyze us. We must NEVER allow hate to guide us…or we become like them.

        Although the events of 9/11 affected all Americans and people around the world, a celebrity politician in Alaska has no business using this controversy as a means to gain publicity for herself. She cares nothing for the people who died, for their families and communities, or for the NYers who face Ground Zero, and the memories of those we lost, every day.

        To use this as an opportunity to gain some media attention is simply despicable.

      • dagian says:

        Where’s her indignation about the strip clubs that surround the WTC area, resurgent with the growth of construction crews?

        Why would she be indignant about that? It’s the perfect example of the free market in action!

        In $arah’s limited mind, there are rill mericans; then those other ‘christians’; maybe a tacit nod at the people of the Old Testament; then everyone else with more melanin-enhancement and other ‘religions’. She’s defined by her teeny-tiny imagination and understanding of the world at large. Her high school teachers must still be flagellating themselves in their basements for releasing her upon the wider world.

      • I See Villages from my House says:

        Mudfarmer, Lilybart and Bubbles, my mother was at a conference near the White House the day of the attacks. She was an honored guest as an Alaskan Elder at a humanities forum. I had to tell her what was going on – hearing the sirens in her background as she wasn’t aware of the goings on with her jetlag.

        It was a day of uncertainty and though we were not affected the way New Yorkers were, we can only imagine the terror and the sense of loss and violation. It wasn’t just white Christian businessmen lost that day – as any reader of any and all newspapers could ascertain, the WTC was made up of all colors and faith.

        My family and I went to New York shortly after to support the city. We were treated so nicely, every local was hospitable, strong and magnanimous. It is hard to imagine that only hate could mark the event. We felt a lot of love in that great community.

        Sarah has done us a favor, illustrating how much she would chose not to represent the rights of all Americans under her Administration. We’ll keep this over head Sarah, and it is only one example of why you can’t lead.

  108. hulibow says:

    Thank you for this post. I have spent the last minutes enjoying the snarky humor that is burning up the web, but I have a sick sinking feeling about what was said in her initial tweets. I listened to the open meeting on CNN web last week regarding the mosque and New Yorkers were given mic time to express their feelings. I cannot describe how terribly depressing it was to listen to my fellow Americans stereotyping with such anger. And this ignorant woman fans the flames. She is the worst kind of idiot – an angry, spiteful, mean one.

    • laprofesora says:

      Sadly, why would be surprised at stereotyping after the new immigration law in AZ? The ignorance is infectious.

      • Diane says:

        Did she actually or honestly type that? For those that think this woman is brillant, she sure does some pretty asinine things.

  109. mea says:

    Sarah Palin is full of Sh*t
    SPIFOS!
    she is also an extremely ugly american
    i also think she’s drunk or stupified by drugs or something

  110. mea says:

    Sarah Palin is full of Sh*t
    SPIFOS!
    she is also an extremely ugly american
    i also think she’s drunk or stupified by drugs or something

  111. AlaskaDisasta says:

    She remains dumber than a sack of hammers.

    • CorningNY says:

      Hey, you are insulting hammers…at least they are useful. $arah has no use, except to serve as a bad example.

  112. AlaskaDisasta says:

    She remains dumber than a sack of hammers.

    • CorningNY says:

      Hey, you are insulting hammers…at least they are useful. $arah has no use, except to serve as a bad example.

  113. Cassie Jeep Pike Palin says:

    Her bigotry knows no bounds. It matters not what ideals are espoused, unless they are her own….more than that, she has to articulate them FIRST for them to have any validity.

    This is the curse of ignorance.

    You reject tolerance and know nothing of the great thinkers and arbiters that lived before you.

    I thank God that we need not rely on Sarah Palin for moral guidance in a world more complicated than she could ever comprehend.

    • Bev says:

      Well, she did say she left Hawaii because there were too many “natives.”

      What does that tell you about her love for “her” fellow man?

      And she will be speaking for Alaska on the Discovery channel???? I am speechless.

  114. Cassie Jeep Pike Palin says:

    Her bigotry knows no bounds. It matters not what ideals are espoused, unless they are her own….more than that, she has to articulate them FIRST for them to have any validity.

    This is the curse of ignorance.

    You reject tolerance and know nothing of the great thinkers and arbiters that lived before you.

    I thank God that we need not rely on Sarah Palin for moral guidance in a world more complicated than she could ever comprehend.

  115. southernyankee says:

    Well said. Thanks, someone needed to tell that witch and put her in her place. She is no better than anyoneelse. A half baked AK crab. Why don’t the people in AK expose the lies.

  116. southernyankee says:

    Well said. Thanks, someone needed to tell that witch and put her in her place. She is no better than anyoneelse. A half baked AK crab. Why don’t the people in AK expose the lies.

  117. Baker's Dozen says:

    Of all the awful things she has put out, this may actually be the worst. I am disgusted. Her “christianity” is no my Christianity. Her morals and ethics are not mine And I don’t want her country back. I want my country to continue to progress.

    Sarah, I can’t think of one issue on which you have ever spoke for me. I’ll continue speaking for myself.

  118. Baker's Dozen says:

    Of all the awful things she has put out, this may actually be the worst. I am disgusted. Her “christianity” is no my Christianity. Her morals and ethics are not mine And I don’t want her country back. I want my country to continue to progress.

    Sarah, I can’t think of one issue on which you have ever spoke for me. I’ll continue speaking for myself.

  119. Susie Snowflake says:

    Sarah Palin is a total embarrassment to Alaska, and our whole country since many other countries pay attention to our national politics. She has nothing positive or constructive to offer, EVER! She has gained notoriety and political points by disparaging one person or group after another. I’m Outside right now, and people just want Alaska to take her back. We don’t want her back! What will make her go back to Wasilla and sit down and shut up?!!!

    • southernyankee says:

      Why don’t the people in Wallisa expose her. If they all get together she can’t fight them all.

      • maelewis says:

        She can’t refudiate them, either.

        • dagian says:

          No, she’ll just threaten their livelihood by getting them fired, particularly if they don’t swear an oath of fealty and agree to be sold with the land. The feudal system is alive and kicking, evidently.

          But I can hardly wait for them to start talking, privately, to McGinniss and anybody else looking to get to know the real $arah.

    • B in Wasilla says:

      Susie We here in Wasilla don’t want her skanky butt here anymore than you want her there. I actually called her a skank in line at the local Fred Meyers one day I got a huge round of applause. She couldn’t get elected sewage inspector here now .

  120. Susie Snowflake says:

    Sarah Palin is a total embarrassment to Alaska, and our whole country since many other countries pay attention to our national politics. She has nothing positive or constructive to offer, EVER! She has gained notoriety and political points by disparaging one person or group after another. I’m Outside right now, and people just want Alaska to take her back. We don’t want her back! What will make her go back to Wasilla and sit down and shut up?!!!

    • southernyankee says:

      Why don’t the people in Wallisa expose her. If they all get together she can’t fight them all.

  121. teri gray says:

    Well said.

  122. teri gray says:

    Well said.

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