Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New editions of the book "Live from New York" contains new excerpts which demonstrate just how upset Sarah Palin was at Tina Fey's impersonation.

Here are just some of the new excerpts concerning the 2008 election and Palin's appearance on SNL courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter:  

Sarah Palin, guest: I think SNL is egotistical if they believe that it was truly an effect on maybe the public debate about who should lead the country in the next four years.

Palin: I know that they portrayed me as an idiot, and I hated that, and I wanted to come on the show and counter some of that. (Kind of hard to accuse SNL of portraying her as an idiot when the writers borrowed whole blocks of her actual answers to Katie Couric, much of it left unedited,  for one of their segments.)

Palin: If I ran into Tina Fey again today, I would say: "You need to at least pay for my kids' braces or something from all the money that you made off of pretending that you're me! My goodness, you capitalized on that! Can't you contribute a little bit? Jeez!"

Yeah lady I think enough people have already contributed to help to support that family of yours. 

And Tina Fey can keep her money, after all she earned it money the old fashioned way. She worked for it.

Remember that? Remember working?

The funny thing is that Tina Fey demonstrated a great deal of empathy for Palin and even tried to protect her.

Fey: I was the one pitching, "Why don't you start her backstage, you know, with Alec, so the crowd won't boo." She had just been booed at a hockey game in Philadelphia, and I thought we had to be cautious. And of course the audience was just happy to see her because she was a star, a media star. Even the New York audience was not feeling their politics at that moment.

SNL did a brilliant job with Palin (Much of which you can see by visiting the Hollywood Reporter website.), but they did NOT destroy McCain and Palin's chances in 2008. That they did all by themselves.

All SNL did was allow us all to blow off steam by laughing at what could have been a terrible tragedy for this country.

And for that we owe them, and the amazing Tina Fey, a huge debt of gratitude.

Speaking of the NRA, here is a lame Chuck Norris "Get Out the Vote" advertisement that they paid for.

Here are the ten reasons provided courtesy of AATTP: 

No. 10: “You can always ignore my advice. The dinosaurs did.” 

No. 9: “Because I’ll know if you don’t.” 

No. 8: “You have time right now. I know, because I’m standing right behind you.” 

No. 7: “It’s taken me a lifetime to earn your respect. You can earn mine by registering to vote. 

No. 6: “Because I said so [pounding fists].” 

No. 5: “Anyone can throw a punch. It takes a real man or woman to punch a voter registration card.” 

No. 4: “Because the other guys don’t want you to. Well, I know who they are.” 

No. 3: “The only thing stronger than these? [Holds up his fists] Your vote.” 

No. 2: “I get asked for my autograph all the time. Now your government is asking for yours.” 

No. 1: “With one hand I can crush coal into a diamond. [Makes crushing motion with one hand.] With yours you can protect your rights.” 


No. 11: “Because Chuck Norris can have as many reasons as he wants.” Chuck Norris and the NRA want gun owners to vote.

You have to know that during the clenched fists portion of this video that old Chuckie's aged knuckles were firing of like a 21 gun salute to irrelevance.

The man is 74 years old for fuck's sake.

He may have been a bad ass in his day, but there are ten year olds that could kick his ass and take his Social Security check these days.

As always after watching Norris act like the toughest guy in the nursing home, I will cleanse my palate by watching the far more talented, and bad ass, Bruce Lee kick his ass.

I have seen that over a hundred times now. Never gets old.

The police have been shooting tear gas at protesters and terrorizing citizens of Ferguson, isn't this what the NRA has told us to arm ourselves against. Then where is their outrage?

Courtesy of the Daily Beast:  

The National Rifle Association has been warning us about the threat of a heavily-armed and dangerous government crushing dissent for decades. Their leader, Wayne LaPierre, even referred to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms as "jack-booted thugs." 

Their dystopian nightmare sounds exactly like what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. 

Yet somehow, the NRA seems to have missed the whole thing with the SWAT teams and the tank-like vehicles and the snipers and the LRAD sound cannon and the tear gas and the rubber bullets being trained on unarmed Americans. Not a peep from LaPierre on this extended assault on citizens of Ferguson, at least that I can find. 

If I were suspicious of their motives--and I am--I might point out that when I visited their 9 acres of militarized gun-fun also known as their convention in Indianapolis, I saw fewer black faces than in your average episode of The Dukes of Hazzard. I'd also point out that LaPierre blows just about every tune he knows on his dog whistle, when warning his membership of the horrors confronting them during this period when violent crime has fallen to its lowest level in a generation: 

"We don't trust government, because government itself has proven unworthy of our trust. We trust ourselves and we trust what we know in our hearts to be right. We trust our freedom. In this uncertain world, surrounded by lies and corruption everywhere you look, there is no greater freedom than the right to survive and protect our families with all the rifles, shotguns, and handguns we want. We know in the world that surrounds us there are terrorists and there are home invaders, drug cartels, carjackers, knockout gamers, and rapers, and haters, and campus killers, airport killers, shopping mall killers and killers who scheme to destroy our country with massive storms of violence against our power grids or vicious waves of chemicals or disease that could collapse our society that sustains us all."

Besides making you wonder who spiked his drink with goofballs, what jumps out about that friendly little harangue? Who do you think LaPierre's speech is meant for when he mentions "terrorists" and "drug cartels" and "carjackers" and "knockout gamers?" 

Valid point.

When the protestors at the Bundy Ranch  were pointing semi-automatic weapons at federal agents and threatening them with violence, the NRA, and just about every conservative in the country, were rushing to stand with them and heralded the importance of the 2nd Amendment in keeping us safe from government overreach.

But the people of Ferguson have just had one of their own gunned down in the streets, have been subjected to tear gas, and now have the National Guard patrolling their streets, and the NRA says nothing?

You know if I were a cynic, I might just think that the NRA believes the 2nd Amendment only applies to people with the right color skin.

You know, if I were a cynic.

P.S. By the way I in NO way think that encouraging the people of Ferguson to take up arms against the police is a good idea, which of course is the same way I felt about the Bundy Ranch standoff.

All I am doing is pointing out the hypocrisy of an organization that on the one hand seems intent on instigating a shootout with law enforcement when the antagonists are white, but clams up when the antagonists are not quite so white.

You know I was just kidding.

Photo courtesy of Ric M.
Okay do you remember on Sunday when I kind of mocked Palin for giving a shout out to National Airborne Day?

If you remember I predicted that she would start pimping other frivolous "National Days" as well.

Of course I was kind of joking.

But apparently Palin took it as a challenge: 

Happy National Aviation Day! August 19th is National Aviation Day.

She then links to some NASA photos (An agency that I am somewhat surprised she even knows exists.), and of course the obligatory photos of Tawd and his plane.

"Show your butt Todd! This is going up on Facebook!"
So to sum up, Palin's Facebook page, once the source of many an angry diatribe against the President, is now much like your Aunt Martha's Facebook page in which she reminds everybody when it's Elvis Presley's birthday, or posts a picture of her bunions and asks "Does this look infected to you?"

I will have to assume that at some point today Palin will let us all know that it is National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day, and that Friday is National Tooth Fairy Day.

After all we know how Sarah Palin loves her imaginary magic people.

(I think tomorrow I might suggest that Palin needs to get butt implants and walk around in yoga pants because that is what all the gals are doing these days, just to see if she will do it. After all she just might.)

Dan Sullivan is the Republican choice to face off against Mark Begich in November.

Courtesy of Alaska Dispatch: 

Dan Sullivan, the former Alaska attorney general and natural resources commissioner, declared victory early Wednesday in one of the most divisive Alaska Republican primaries in decades, while Fairbanks lawyer Joe Miller ran 8 points behind in second place. Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell trailed third in the fight to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in the fall. 

With more than 98 percent of precincts reporting, Sullivan picked up more than 40 percent of the vote, followed by Miller with 32 percent and Treadwell with 25 percent. The Associated Press called the race for Sullivan at about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday. In a statement, Sullivan said he looked "forward to painting a clear contrast between Mark Begich’s inability to move our state forward and my vision for a brighter and better Alaska." 

A short post of Joe Miller's blog, "Restoring Liberty," early Wednesday morning said Miller had called Sullivan to congratulate him. "While there are still over 20,000 absentee ballots to be counted and several major precincts yet to report, it seems unlikely we will be able to close the 7000 vote gap, given the current trends. I have called and congratulated Dan Sullivan for running a strong campaign.”

I have to admit I am a little shocked that Miller had such a strong showing. 

I was pretty sure that he would trail both Sullivan and Treadwell, so the fact that he pulled in 32 percent is a little troubling. Sometimes I forget just how many idiots are living up here with me.

Of course Sullivan is no prize either.

He is a carpetbagger from the east coast who has claimed on his taxes that his principle residence is in Maryland. He was appointed as the Alaska Attorney General by then Governor Sarah Palin, after her earlier appointee, Talis Colberg, resigned in disgrace, and the Alaska Legislature rejected her first choice as his replacement, Wayne Anthony Ross.

So yes Sullivan is another Palin-ite who has continued to protect her up here, and who as Senator will undoubtedly do exactly as you would expect an associate of the Wasilla Wendigo to perform his duties.

Sullivan will have a lot of money to work with in the November election so Begich needs all of the support he can get.

I predict Begich will win, but it will undoubtedly be a squeaker.

A 1963 interview with Frank Sinatra about his lack of faith. I had no idea.

So I was on Reddit the other day looking around and I found that somebody had posted this amazing interview with Frank Sinatra from way back in 1963.

Do yourself a favor a take a moment to read it. Playboy: All right, let's start with the most basic question there is:  

Playboy: Are you a religious man? Do you believe in God? 

Sinatra: Well, that'll do for openers. I think I can sum up my religious feelings in a couple of paragraphs. First: I believe in you and me. I'm like Albert Schweitzer and Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein in that I have a respect for life -- in any form. I believe in nature, in the birds, the sea, the sky, in everything I can see or that there is real evidence for. If these things are what you mean by God, then I believe in God. But I don't believe in a personal God to whom I look for comfort or for a natural on the next roll of the dice. I'm not unmindful of man's seeming need for faith; I'm for anything that gets you through the night, be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniel's. But to me religion is a deeply personal thing in which man and God go it alone together, without the witch doctor in the middle. The witch doctor tries to convince us that we have to ask God for help, to spell out to him what we need, even to bribe him with prayer or cash on the line. Well, I believe that God knows what each of us wants and needs. It's not necessary for us to make it to church on Sunday to reach Him. You can find Him anyplace. And if that sounds heretical, my source is pretty good: Matthew, Five to Seven, The Sermon on the Mount. 

Playboy: You haven't found any answers for yourself in organized religion? 

Sinatra: There are things about organized religion which I resent. Christ is revered as the Prince of Peace, but more blood has been shed in His name than any other figure in history. You show me one step forward in the name of religion and I'll show you a hundred retrogressions. Remember, they were men of God who destroyed the educational treasures at Alexandria, who perpetrated the Inquisition in Spain, who burned the witches at Salem. Over 25,000 organized religions flourish on this planet, but the followers of each think all the others are miserably misguided and probably evil as well. In India they worship white cows, monkeys and a dip in the Ganges. The Moslems accept slavery and prepare for Allah, who promises wine and revirginated women. And witch doctors aren't just in Africa. If you look in the L.A. papers of a Sunday morning, you'll see the local variety advertising their wares like suits with two pairs of pants. Playboy: Hasn't religious faith just as often served as a civilizing influence? Sinatra: Remember that leering, cursing lynch mob in Little Rock reviling a meek, innocent little 12-year-old Negro girl as she tried to enroll in public school? Weren't they -- or most of them -- devout churchgoers? I detest the two-faced who pretend liberality but are practiced bigots in their own mean little spheres. I didn't tell my daughter whom to marry, but I'd have broken her back if she had had big eyes for a bigot. As I see it, man is a product of his conditioning, and the social forces which mold his morality and conduct -- including racial prejudice -- are influenced more by material things like food and economic necessities than by the fear and awe and bigotry generated by the high priests of commercialized superstition. Now don't get me wrong. I'm for decency -- period. I'm for anything and everything that bodes love and consideration for my fellow man. But when lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday -- cash me out. 

Playboy: But aren't such spiritual hypocrites in a minority? Aren't most Americans fairly consistent in their conduct within the precepts of religious doctrine? 

Sinatra: I've got no quarrel with men of decency at any level. But I can't believe that decency stems only from religion. And I can't help wondering how many public figures make avowals of religious faith to maintain an aura of respectability. Our civilization, such as it is, was shaped by religion, and the men who aspire to public office anyplace in the free world must make obeisance to God or risk immediate opprobrium. Our press accurately reflects the religious nature of our society, but you'll notice that it also carries the articles and advertisements of astrology and hokey Elmer Gantry revivalists. We in America pride ourselves on freedom of the press, but every day I see, and so do you, this kind of dishonesty and distortion not only in this area but in reporting -- about guys like me, for instance, which is of minor importance except to me; but also in reporting world news. How can a free people make decisions without facts? If the press reports world news as they report about me, we're in trouble. 

Playboy: Are you saying that . . . 

Sinatra: No, wait, let me finish. Have you thought of the chance I'm taking by speaking out this way? Can you imagine the deluge of crank letters, curses, threats and obscenities I'll receive after these remarks gain general circulation? Worse, the boycott of my records, my films, maybe a picket line at my opening at the Sands. Why? Because I've dared to say that love and decency are not necessarily concomitants of religious fervor. 

Playboy: If you think you're stepping over the line, offending your public or perhaps risking economic suicide, shall we cut this off now, erase the tape and start over along more antiseptic lines? 

Sinatra: No, let's let it run. I've thought this way for years, ached to say these things. Whom have I harmed by what I've said? What moral defection have I suggested? No, I don't want to chicken out now. Come on, pal, the clock's running.

Okay that almost literally blew my socks off.

Here is, at that time, just about the biggest name in show business, openly discussing his lack of faith and his disgust with organized religions.  

And the thing is he KNEW the risk he was taking by speaking out this way. The interviewer even offers him the chance to start the interview over and leave the part out that might cost him his career, but his response was "No, I don;t want to chicken out."

My admiration for this man just went through the roof.

(Here is another source.)

Iowa Republican legislator accused of sexually abusing his incapacitated wife in her nursing home bed.

Courtesy of HuffPo:

Henry Rayhons, 78, a Republican state representative from Iowa House District 8, was told by medical staff on May 15 that his wife, 78-year-old Donna Rayhons, no longer had the mental ability to consent to sexual activity, according to a criminal complaint obtained by WHO-TV. 

Donna Rayhons, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, had been living in Concord Care Center in Garner, Iowa, since March, according to the Des Moines Register. 

On May 23 — 8 days after being told his wife could no longer consent — Rayhons went into his wife’s room at the nursing home and closed the curtains that separated the woman from her roommate. The roommate later told staff that the noises she heard indicated Rayhons was engaged in sexual activity with his wife. 

Surveillance video also allegedly shows Rayhons throwing his underwear into a laundry bag as he left the room, according to the complaint. 

In an interview with law enforcement in June, Rayhons allegedly confessed to “having sexual contact” with his wife, according to KCCI. He also allegedly admitted that he had a copy of the document that stated his wife did not have the cognitive ability to give consent. 

Rayhons was charged with third-degree sexual abuse on Friday.

You know Republicans are forever telling people that there are certain kinds of sex that is permissible, between a man and his wife for instance, and types of sex that are not permissible, such as any kind that is really enjoyable.

And of course they use the Bible and label everything they do not like as a "sin."

However for those of us who do not take our morality from the pages of an ancient book, we usually determine permissible sex as any sex act between to consenting adults, who have the capacity to provide that consent.

What Mr. Rayhons did is disgusting.

He took advantage of a person who was unable to provide her consent.

It does not matter that the body he used was that of his wife, because her mind was unable to make a decision to provide consent. and that makes what he did rape.

And HE is a pig for putting his salacious needs above those of a woman that he is supposed to love and protect.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Let's end the day with the Rick Perry mugshot.

Courtesy of CBS News: 

Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, turned himself in Tuesday afternoon to be booked and have his mug shot taken at the Travis County Justice Center. The governor was indicted last Friday on two felony counts of abuse of power, which he called "baseless political charges." 

"I'm here today because I believe in the rule of law. And I'm here today because I did the right thing," he said as he entered the courthouse. "I'm going to enter this courthouse with my head held high knowing the actions that I took were not only lawful and legal, but right," Perry added, promising promised that he would veto funding for the Travis County-based Public Integrity Unit again if was given the chance.

Perry maintains that the indictment is a political attack that infringes upon his right of free speech as both a governor and a private citizen. 

"This indictment is nothing short of an attack on the constitutional powers of the office of governor," Perry added. "There are important fundamental issues at stake. And I will not allow this attack on our system of government to stand. I'm going to fight this injustice with every fiber of my being. And we will prevail. We'll prevail because we're standing for the rule of law," he said.

God I love that picture!

I hope someday to see another former Governor face in a similar mugshot.

As for Perry's contention that this is all a political witch hunt, here is a Texas blogger and political expert who begs to differ: 

First, he used the veto to threaten a public officeholder. This is abuse of the power of his office. Presidents and governors frequently use the possibility of vetoes to change the course of legislation. But that is considerably different than trying to force an elected officeholder to resign. What Perry did, if true, can be politely called blackmail, and, when he sent emissaries to urge Lehmberg to quit even after his veto, he may have indulged in bribery. According to sources close to the grand jury, Perry dispatched two of his staffers and one high-profile Democrat to tell Lehmberg if she left her office the governor would reinstate the PIU budget. One report indicates there may have been a quid pro quo of a new, more lucrative job for the D.A., which is why this case has nothing to do with his right to use the veto. 

But that’s where Perry will focus his public defense. 

Of course, he will also continue his argument this is another manifestation of partisan politics in Austin. That claim is as misleading as his veto rhetoric. There wasn’t a single Democrat involved in the investigation and indictment. In fact, Perry appointed the presiding judge in the case, Billy Ray Stubblefield of the 3rd Judicial District. Stubblefield named retired Judge Bert Richardson of Bexar County (San Antonio) to handle the grand jury investigation, and Richardson picked Mike McCrum to be the special prosecutor in the case. McCrum, who withdrew his name from consideration for U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, had the support of the two Republican Texas U.S. Senators and the state’s Democratic officeholders, which hardly makes him a Democratic Party hack. (A Washington gridlock over the confirmation process in the U.S. Senate caused him to withdraw.) 

That all makes it hard to sell the partisan attack narrative that reporters are spreading for Perry. 

The idea that he was concerned about Lehmberg’s drunk driving is also fatuous nonsense. Two other Texas D.A.s were arrested for DUI during Perry’s tenure in office and he spoke not a discouraging word about their indiscretions. Kaufman County D.A. Rick Harrison drove the wrong way into traffic and was found guilty of drunk driving in 2009 and in 2003 Terry McEachern, D.A. of Swisher County, was convicted of a DUI. Perry said nothing. It’s probably only coincidental that both of those individuals were Republicans and did not oversee an investigative unit responsible for keeping elected officials honest in the capitol.

I can hardly wait to see how this whole thing plays out. 

SarahPAC identified as one of five prominent Tea Party ponzi schemes.

Uh oh!
Courtesy of the Daily Beast:  

This article is not a piece of commentary about beliefs or ideologies. Airing concerns openly can be constructive, civil debate can be productive, and incumbency shouldn’t equate to job security. 

This article is about the hijacking of a movement that started in 2009 by the modern equivalent of the “Old West Snake Oil Salesman.” Slick, fast-talking, and capable of whipping a crowd into a frenzy, they travel from town to town peddling their promises of “change.’ 

The problem is evidence indicates some Tea Party groups care far less about your ideals and far more about your money—taking it and making it their own. They’re an ideological Ponzi scheme; they use donations to generate more donations, by creating sensationalistic ad campaigns to persuade donors they’re getting value, and to scare or guilt them, and new donors, into sending more donations. 

Here are five very recognizable organizations that spend vastly more on fundraising efforts than on support for any candidate.

Actually I would like to disagree that the majority of the money for SarahPAC is spent on "fundraising." I think that is just the excuse they use for spending so much on "postage."

I think the vast amount of the donations goes right into Palin's pocket.

The charts, above and below, were created using actual values from the FEC financial reports filed by the Tea Party Leadership Fund, Tea Party Patriots, Madison Project, Sarah Palin’s PAC, and the Tea Party Express; from January 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. To be clear, these numbers are exactly what each organization reported without manipulation or modification.

Gee and still that was not enough, and Palin had to turn to hillbilly reality shows on cable outlets nobody can find, poorly attended speeches, and a subscription only internet TV channel that is run so shabbily that now all of its content is available free on YouTube.

The Daily Beast then goes on to point out the scam that is Sarah PAC:Total receipts were $2,068,666, with expenses of $2,120,019 and $106,000 benefiting candidates. That’s 95 percent on expenses and 5 percent to candidates. With just a measly one-hundred grand in candidate support, Sarah Palin’s PAC basically has taken a shotgun approach by doling out $5,000 cash contributions to eight senatorial candidates, and a half-dozen House candidates, most of which are notable for their primary losses.

Oh man you just know THIS is going to piss in a certain somebody's Cheerios today. 

I can hardly wait for the response.

Hmmm, I wonder if it will only be available with a subscription?

New book claims Florida's Marco Rubio takes politicians to strip clubs, gets them drunk, and then takes pictures for the purpose of blackmail. Damn!

Courtesy of Alternet: 

Peter Golenbock’s The Chairman: The Rise and Betrayal of Jim Greer pulls back the curtain on Florida Republicans’ inner circles and their shady dealings. Greer lambasts his former colleagues for trying to scuttle Charlie Crist when he was the Republican governor, and then accuses Crist of betraying him. (Today, Crist is again running for that office as a Democrat.) 

Greer says U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is little better than an extortionist, taking fellow Republicans to strip clubs and taking photos to subsequently bribe them. 

Is it true? Greer wants us to believe him, and recent Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) actions bolster his claims of skullduggery and high-flying Republicans. 

Greer made national headlines in 2012 when he was accused of taking $125,000 in Republican Party funds when he was state chair and Crist was governor. Now, according to the book, Greer says he was railroaded and scapegoated by Tea Partiers who really wanted to target Crist. He said he pleaded guilty to avoid a longer sentence, and blamed his misfortune on unswerving loyalty to Crist, who has denied any prior knowledge of Greer’s misdeeds. (On the 2014 campaign trail, Crist said he hadn’t read it and did not recognize anything in reporters’ accounts as “truthful.”) 

After a severe drubbing in the press during his trial, Greer wanted to tell his side of the story, so he sought out author Golenbock, who agreed to work with him. The result is The Chairman. Greer has no financial stake in the book. 

The account is filled with behind-the-scenes views of top GOP officials, power plays and treachery. There’s lots of steamy stuff. Greer recounts the pay-offs, prostitution, powerful “dragon ladies,” blackmail and more. One of the most eyebrow-raising episodes concerns Rubio and his cronies. 

“According to Greer, Rubio would take first year politicians to Miami strip clubs, get them drunk, and then take pictures so they could blackmail them,” Golenbock said. “That’s the one thing in the book that surprised me...I know politicians will go far, but I didn’t think anyone would go that far." 

Greer says Rubio doesn’t want African Americans or gays in his Republican Party. He doesn’t want immigrants to have any rights either. Neither does Rubio want the state to take federal funds to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, or to build high-speed rail lines, another Obama-proposed economic stimulus program. 

The prevailing ethos in GOP circles is the quid pro quo, which, according to Greer, means that no one does anything for anyone without getting something in return, and keeping that side of party business secret.

Holy crap!

The article goes on to reveal some rather scandalous stories from inside the Florida GOP, and then links to articles that lend credence to those claims.

However it is Rubio who virtually gets buried under a mountain of information that should result in his expulsion from the Senate,  a severe reprimand from the Republican party, and possibly several Federal indictments.

Personally I have no problem believing almost everything that I read.

Florida is well known for its corrupt politics, and shady backroom deals.

And if even a portion of this is true, then Marco Rubio is one of the biggest scum suckers on the planet.

Sarah Palin to give speech for anti-abortion group masquerading as a sex and pregnancy resource center.

Courtesy of The Joplin Globe: 

 Sarah Palin will visit Joplin at the end of September to talk about her experience having a child with disabilities. 

The former governor of Alaska and vice presidential nominee will speak at a fundraising event for the LifeChoices Health Network at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Taylor Performing Arts Center at Missouri Southern State University.

Still using Trig to get speaking gigs, huh Sarah?

Perhaps she ought to invite the people who really care for Trig to do the talk. After all they would actually know what they are talking about.

By the way this LifeChoices outfit is a thinly camouflaged anti-abortion group that pretends to give young women  advice on sex, sexuality transmitted diseases, and prenatal care but is really all about convincing them to avoid sex altogether and keep the baby if they do not do the former.

This is in their Truth about Sex section: 

Be aware of the message the media gives you about sex. Is it true? Movies, music and magazines tell us that sex is just a physical act, it's no big deal, it's without consequences and it's just part of dating. 

The truth is that sex is more than just physical. Sex involves all of a person - their mental, emotional, social, spiritual AND physical parts. When someone gives themselves sexually to another, they are giving a part of who they are, which includes all the components. The reality - sex is a very big deal; it's the most intimate act two people can share with one another. 

The main negative consequences of sex are obvious: 

sexually transmitted infections 
broken hearts 

These are serious and sometimes life-long consequences! Just because you are in a dating relationship does NOT mean that you need to be having sex. In fact, if you really care about your boyfriend or girlfriend you will want the best for them. Is putting them at risk of getting a disease or giving up their dream of going to college to take care of a baby, the best for them? True love is patient and willing to wait, wanting the best for each other.

Yeah nothing judgmental or manipulative about that!

Gee I wonder if they have a religious agenda?

Need you ask?

This is a supposedly a testimonial from one of its clients:

You're Not Alone 

"Talking with my counselor helped me realize that I really do have a lot of people in my life for support and that no matter what, God is there for me."

Pushing abstinence and God, of course these people are willing to pay Palin to show up and lie about giving birth to Trig.

Perhaps one of the audience members might be brave enough to ask her why if she was so concerned about her Down syndrome baby's health she decided to fly all the way from Texas to Alaska while dripping amniotic fluid instead of rushing to a hospital to make sure her baby was okay.

I mean if these people are really focused on prenatal care you would think that would be the first question posed to this fraud.

Don't you think?

Mike Huckabee joins Sarah Palin in endorsing Joe Miller. Bit late don't you think Huck?

Courtesy of Alaska Dispatch:

 The Republican primary is Tuesday, and the major candidates include Miller, Treadwell, and Dan Sullivan. 

Huckabee, in a statement provided by Miller’s campaign, is quoted as saying that Miller “embodies the kind of values our country so desperately needs.” 

Miller “is unequivocally pro-life, pro-family, and pro-traditional marriage,” the statement quotes Huckabee as saying. “And above all, he understands that life and liberty come from God.” 

Miller last week was endorsed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, but Huckabee’s support might be even more valuable. 

Yeah, no kidding.

At this point an endorsement from Satan would be received more warmly by Alaskans than one by Palin.

Personally I am not sure why Huckabee is bothering considering that Miller is currently trailing both Sullivan and Treadwell. Besides the election is today and I doubt that many primary voters will even be aware of this endorsement before the polls open.

It's almost like Huckabee simply wants to get his name mentioned during the Alaska primary in case he decides to run for president in 2016. 

The Dispatch also noted that Treadwell received a last minute endorsement from astronaut Buzz Aldrin, which is probably even less helpful than the Huckabee endorsement. 

The favorite, Dan Sullivan's big endorsement came from Condoleezza Rice, another name that probably does not impress very many Alaskans.

For my money the most important endorsement in this race came from Palin. Not because it could help Miller in any way, but because it was the final nail in his political coffin.

Since you all seemed to enjoy those pictures of Alaska's Byron Glacier the other day, feast your eyes on this.

From the You Tube page:  

A montage of the beautiful scenery and life of Alaska in the middle of July. Filmed around Anchorage and the Kenai Penninsula. 

Somebody wanted to know if I ever traveled around to visit other places.

Would you?

Ferguson police firing range target.

How long did it take you?