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Old 11-26-2009, 05:57 AM   #681
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The Mudflats Canada Punks Palin. Again!

Last time it was two DJs from Montreal who cooked up a prank that had Sarah Palin VP candidate on the phone with someone she thought was French President Nicholas Sarkozy. Not so, much to the amusement of many.

This time it’s comedian Mary Walsh in her character ‘Marg Delahunty’ that got the last laugh. She asked Sarah Palin if she had any words of encouragement for conservative Canadians about their socialized health care.

Of course, our neighbors to the north (or in my case, to the east) are basically pretty happy with their health care system, and look at ours with even more horror and disgust than we do.

Palin strolled over, looking down on Walsh and her crew to tell them that “Canada needs to dismantle its public health-care system and allow private enterprise to get involved and turn a profit.”

“Basically, she said government should stop doing the work that private enterprise should do,” Walsh said.

In addition to those comments, Walsh said, she found it equally bizarre that no one was allowed to ask Palin any questions at the book-signing.

“It was great fun, but also very strange,” Walsh recalled.

“We’re in a bookstore, at a public event, in a place one would think was a bastion of free speech. And no one was allowed to ask questions. What are they afraid of?”

They are afraid, my Canadian friend, that she will answer them.

So, yet again Canada comes through and gives us all a chuckle. It makes me proud that I can see Canada from my house.


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Old 11-26-2009, 07:35 AM   #682
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Palin strolled over, looking down on Walsh and her crew to tell them that “Canada needs to dismantle its public health-care system and allow private enterprise to get involved and turn a profit.”
The hilarious thing is that there would be no more surefire way for the Conservatives to lose an election than to follow this advice.

You'd have to rip universal healthcare from Canadians' dead, cold hands.
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There's a reason Tommy Douglas was voted Greatest Canadian.
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Old 11-26-2009, 01:41 PM   #684
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The Mudflats � Canada Punks Palin. Again!

“We’re in a bookstore, at a public event, in a place one would think was a bastion of free speech. And no one was allowed to ask questions. What are they afraid of?”

They are afraid, my Canadian friend, that she will answer them.
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:39 PM   #685
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The hilarious thing is that there would be no more surefire way for the Conservatives to lose an election than to follow this advice.


We have commie conservatives, comrade.
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On her Facebook page Sunday night, Sarah Palin posted a letter from a 95-year-old veteran named Harold B. Estes.

"I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, but you're the Commander-in-Chief now, son," Estes wrote. "Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if you're not in this fight to win, then get out."

The former Alaska governor linked to the whole letter, which adds: "I don't think you like America nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do for the obvious gifts this country has given you. ... Shape up and start acting like an American. ... I sure as hell don't want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle."

The whole letter is here

Congress.org - : Letter to Senator Bill Nelson (D-Florida): Do Your Job
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:28 PM   #687
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Go Harold
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"I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, but you're the Commander-in-Chief now, son," Estes wrote. "Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him."
Perhaps this man could use a lesson in civics.

The President is in charge of military decisions; not generals. That's why the United States isn't a military dictatorship.
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Did people actually think she was riding on that bus? I didn't.

Palin Plane Tour: Using Private Jet, Forcing Staff To Take Bus
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..and whats wrong w that?

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It's phony and calculated to present a certain image when it's not reality. I don't care if she luxuriates in a 24 kt gold throne on her Gulfstream while Todd feeds her chocolate covered cherries. Just don't pretend.

"What's wrong in this instance is the apparent fakery created and sustained for the sake of building pseudo-populist appeal--and selling books. Sarah Palin and HarperCollins have consciously tried to give the impression that she is doing her book tour by bus when the evidence suggests she is not. At every stop, she's been filmed getting off Big Blue looking rested and radiant. She dazzles onlookers and interviewers with her seemingly bottomless reserves of energy. And no one suspects she may secretly be hopping on and off her main means of transport, UJT750, and resting up in hotels."
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Well in her defense she did send me this email today:

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Hello Dave,

Can you believe it?

It’s really comical at this point! Despite all of the important events happening in the world today – the president’s speech tonight on the strategy in Afghanistan, the Senate debate over health care reform, the disturbing details of the “Climategate” scandal, the continuing challenges facing the world economy – the media is concerned about my travel and lodging arrangements on my book tour?! Does this sound familiar? It should. The media showed the same out-of-proportion obsession with my personal arrangements, clothes, and hairstyles last year instead of focusing on the crucial issues involving the election.

So what is this news “story”? That I fly on an airplane to complete some of the stops on my book tour when it’s impractical or physically impossible to reach the next event on time by bus. Some news outlets are behaving as if my travel was a secret that they didn’t know about – despite the fact that I’ve tweeted about my flights and at least one local newspaper reported on the arrival of my flight into Rochester, NY. What’s even funnier is that these same media outlets think it’s shocking that we stay in hotels. I guess they expected us to pitch a tent alongside the road. We love the great outdoors, but such an arrangement is hardly practical for a book tour. Using common sense, it was determined that traveling by plane between some stops would save time and energy and allow me to go to more events. Economically speaking for HarperCollins, it’s more efficient to travel by charter, and I am very grateful to the publisher for providing my family and me with this incredible opportunity to shake hands with as many Americans as possible on this book tour.

If you’re scratching your head wondering why my flight and hotel logistics warrant news coverage, join the club. They can, of course, report on whatever they like, but in my opinion CBS loses whatever professional integrity it still has when it links in its report to a website devoted to the bizarre conspiracy theory that I’m not the real mother of my son Trig.

I’m truly humbled by the response to my book tour by everyday Americans, and if traveling by plane means that I can meet more of these wonderful people, I’ll travel by plane (or bus or train or canoe or dog sled or whatever it takes). Please enjoy the photos below!

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She calls you Dave and not <>

Yeah and with all of these important things going on in this world she says she won't talk about the father of her grandchild then she says in the same breath that he calls himself Ricky Hollywood and says he wants to be a porn star And she's out promoting her book instead of focusing on those issues. She thinks the media reads her Tweets? I never saw anything about her plane on the news-maybe she was looking for it.

She should go by dog sled, that would be awesome. I don't like to see dogs pulling sleds but Sarah is so pro animal that I'm sure it'd be ok.
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Aerial view of a Palin book signing:

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i love how whenever anything doesn't go their way all republicans everywhere whine about the media.
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The results of Slate's "write like Sarah Palin" contest.
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This photo just shows me that her supporters can't even do something as simple as forming a single line for a book signing. This doesn't bode well.
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This photo just shows me that her supporters can't even do something as simple as forming a single line for a book signing. This doesn't bode well.
Right, and what's Z012??
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i love how whenever anything doesn't go their way all republicans everywhere whine about the media.
at least we do have one news network out there that is fair and balanced. god bless fox news.
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Hmm, or maybe the movie studio who produced 2012 paid them to do a little advertising?
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