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Saturday, 6 September 2008
Welcome
Mood:  caffeinated

Feel free to comment, disagree violently, add your two cents... whatever.  I'm always interested in hearing your ideas?

 Have I gone too far with a comment?  Do you have a better joke?  Did I miss something?

 

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Larry @ Large


Posted by larryatlarge at 3:32 PM PDT
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Sunday, 14 September 2008 - 1:04 PM PDT

Name: "Quinn Latimer and Lyra Kilston"
Home Page: http://blog called Women Against Sarah Palin

Friends, compatriots, fellow-lamenters,


We are writing to you because of the fury and dread we have felt since the announcement of Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential candidate for the Republican Party. We believe that this terrible decision has surpassed mere partisanship, and that it is a dangerous farce on the part of a pandering and rudderless Presidential candidate that has a real possibility of becoming fact.

Perhaps like us, as American women, you share the fear of what Ms. Palin and her professed beliefs and proven record could lead to for ourselves and for our present or future daughters. To date, she is against sex education, birth control, the pro-choice platform, environmental protection, alternative energy development, freedom of speech (as mayor she wanted to ban books and attempted to fire the librarian who stood against her), gun  control, the separation of church and state, and polar bears. To say nothing of her complete lack of real preparation to become the second-most-powerful person on the planet.

We want to clarify that we are not against Sarah Palin as a woman, a mother, or, for that matter, a parent of a pregnant teenager, but solely as a rash, incompetent, and all together devastating choice for Vice President. Ms. Palin's political views are in every way a slap in the face to the accomplishments that our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers so fiercely fought for, and that we've so demonstrably benefited from.

First and foremost, Ms. Palin does not represent us. She does not demonstrate or uphold our interests as American women. It is presumed that the inclusion of a woman on the Republican ticket could win over women voters. We want to disagree, publicly.

Therefore, we invite you to reply here <mailto:womensaynopalin@gma il.com> <mailto:womensaynopalin@gmail.com> with a short, succinct message about why you, as a woman living in this country, do not support this candidate as second-in-command for our nation.

Please include your name (last initial is fine), age, and place of residence.

We will post your responses on a blog called "Women Against Sarah Palin," which we intend to publicize as widely as possible. Please send us your reply at your earliest conveniencethe greater the volume of responses we receive, the stronger our message will be.

Thank you for your time and action.

VIVA!

Sincerely,

Quinn Latimer and Lyra Kilston
New York, NY
womensaynopalin@gmail.com

Sunday, 14 September 2008 - 1:06 PM PDT

Name: larryatlarge
Home Page: http://larryatlarge.tripod.com

You are the most dangerous people in society... and there are people like you on both sides of the spectrum.  In your case, not an original thought in your head... just regurgitation of CNN and MSNBC mantra, with no desire to even confirm your story... and then trying to foist it on people who have a brain.  Look what happened to Olbermann and Matthews for trying to pull off this garbage.  By the way... I am a Jew and I am pro-choice.
Your moronic note:
1.  "She is against Polar bears"
      
In her own words: 
"Alaska has engaged in research and worked closely with the federal government to protect them. This includes enacting a ban on most hunting -- only Alaska Native subsistence families can hunt polar bears -- and taking habitat protection measures such as set-asides around known denning areas to prevent bear harassment.  We are also participating in international efforts aimed at conserving polar bears worldwide."
2.  She is against sex education and birth control"
   In her own words: "I support sex education based on both abstinence and the teaching about contraception methods such as the use of condoms."  She does not support some "explicit sex-ed programs for early grades, unlike Obama who supported the bill to include Kindegarten students in the sex education teaching.  He denied he voted for it, until it was confirmed, and then he had to admit it.
  3. As mayor she wanted to ban books and attempted to fire the librarian who stood against her
Obviously you are regurgitating an e-mail that has been circulating about the books "she banned."  If you had bother to check with Snopes you would have found that not only is the e-mail false, no books were ever banned, and some of the books listed in the e-mail of this 1996 "event" had not even been published or printed yet.
I could go on... but anyone who you let read this (I'm sure no one will see it!) would get the idea.
The slap in the face to women is by you... to dismiss a woman who is principled, strong, and has accomplished much in a short time for her constituents (80% plus popularity in Alaska), just because you disagree with her on some issues... to denegrade her... makes you a part of what holds women back.  Like the NOW Organization who dissed her... it's not about being "all you can be"... it was always about being a liberal.
Your candidade for President is so weak that her short career makes his look bad.  A community organizer with crooked connections, who Bill Clinton said "uses the politics of a Chicago street thug," a state senator who's decisiveness led him to vote "present" more times than he would care to admit, and 140 plus days in the Senate before he ran for President... pathetic.  How could you even compare this elitist empty suit extreme left wing candidate with a man like John McCain who has not only given his life to public service, but reached across the aisle many times to actually accomplish things?  Something your candidate never did with his non waivering no compromise 100% liberal voting record? 
As far as decision making... Obama, bypassing Hillary and her 18,000,000 votes, in favor of a hack like Biden, who yesterday admitted Hillary would have made a better candidate for VP, shows what kind of decision making he is capable of. 
Back to Sarah.  Her accomplishments and nomination are exactly what "our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers so fiercely fought for."  And remember, I don't agree with her on several key issues, but I respect a person who has a clear record of acting on their beliefs.
And don't worry.  Roe vs. Wade won't be overturned.  You'll still get to abort your Down Syndrome baby.
Larry @ Large
http://larryatlarge.tripod.com

Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 3:37 PM PDT

Name: "Women Against Palin"

Psssst...pass it on!

[The] Alaska Women Reject Palin rally was to be held outside on the lawn in front of the Loussac Library in midtown Anchorage . Home made signs were encouraged, and the idea was to make a statement that Sarah Palin does not speak for all Alaska women, or men. I had no idea what to expect.

The rally was organized by a small group of women, talking over coffee. It made me wonder what other things have started with small groups of women talking over coffee. It's probably an impressive list. These women hatched the plan, printed up flyers, posted them around town, and sent notices to local media outlets.i??One of those media outlets was KBYR radio, home of Eddie Burke, a long-time uber-conservative Anchorage talk show host. Turns out that Eddie Burke not only announced the rally, but called the people who planned to attend the rally "a bunch of socialist baby-killing maggots," and read the home phone numbers of the organizers aloud over the air, urging listeners to call and tell them what they thought. The women, of course, received some nasty, harassing and threatening messages.

I felt a bit apprehensive. I'd been disappointed before by the turnout at other rallies. Basically,in Anchorage, if you can get 25 people to show up at an event, it's a success. So, I thought to myself, if we can actually get 100 people there that aren't sent by Eddie Burke, we'll be doing good. A real statement will have been made. I confess, I still had a mental image of 15 demonstrators surrounded by hundreds of menacing "socialist baby-killing maggot" haters.

It's a good thing I wasn't tailgating when I saw the crowd in front of the library or I would have ended up in somebody's trunk. When I got there, about 20 minutes early, the line of sign wavers stretched the full length of the library grounds, along the edge of the road, 6 or 7 people deep! I could hardly find a place to park. I nabbed one of the last spots in the library lot, and as I got out of the car and started walking, people seemed to join in from every direction, carrying signs.

Never, have I seen anything like it in my 17 and a half years living in Anchorage. The organizers had someone walk the rally with a counter, and they clicked off well over 1400 people (not including the 90 counter-demonstrators).i??This was the biggest political rally ever, in the history of the state. I was absolutely stunned. The second most amazing thing is how many people honked and gave the thumbs up as they drove by. And even those that didn't honk looked wide-eyed and awe-struck at the huge crowd that was growing by the minute.This just doesn't happen here.

Then, the infamous Eddie Burke showed up. He tried to talk to the media, and was instantly surrounded by a group of 20 people who started shouting O-BA-MA so loud he couldn't be heard. Then passing cars started honking in a rhythmic pattern of 3, like the Obama chant, while the crowd cheered, hooted and waved their signs high.

So, if you've been doing the math Yes. The Alaska Women Reject Palin rally was significantly bigger than Palin's rally that got all the national media coverage! So take heart, sit back, and enjoy the photo gallery. Feel free to spread the pictures around to anyone who needs to know that Sarah Palin most definitely does not speak for all Alaskans.The citizens of Alaska , who know her best, have things to say.

Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 3:42 PM PDT

Name: "Larry@Large"
Home Page: http://larryatlarge.tripod.com

 

This was sent to me with Pics... and I was puzzled.  At first I thought you can find 1400 people anywhere to protest against anything.  You can even go to any city U.S.A. and find 1400 kooks to come out for Ralph Nader.  I think there are more than 1400 in any city who would come out to protest the use of electricity.
But wait... I thought! There must be more to this story.  Why would they be so angry about Sarah Palin?
1.  There's the pipeline.  Natives of Alaska have dreamed of a pipeline for more than 30 years. Sarah Palin in less than two years got the bill passed and the framework is now laid for them to move forward with the project, which will bring great wealth to Alaska... that's AWFUL!  But that's not it.
2.  She eliminated $240,000  a year worth of debt for Alaska when she sold the Governor's Jet, and then eliminated the Chef and other wastes that cost the taxpayer many thousands of dollars.  I guess all that was awful, but that's not it.
3.  She fought and was victorious against corruption in government and even in her own party.  Another terrible thing... but that couldn't be it.
4.  She tripled funding for special needs children... just awful!  But I don't think that's it.
5.  As mayor for 10 years, she had a record of reducing property tax levels, increasing municipal services and attracting new industry to her town.  More awful things to picket.  But I don't think that was it.
6.  Without any press, on a return trip to Alaska, she stopped in Germany to to visit wounded soldiers in the hospital, an activity that Barack Obama did not see fit to engage in during his own overseas venture, because he couldn't bring the press.  Another terrible thing!
7.  Recently, Sarah approved gas tax relief for Alaskans, and paid every resident $1,200 to help ease their fuel-price burden.  Can you think of anything worse than that?
I then looked at scores of other accomplishments she racked up, including a current 80-90% approval rating... the highest of any Governor.  These women wouldn't be up in arms just because she's pro-life, I thought.  Roe vs. Wade is safe... it won't be overturned.  This is America.  We can differ on the issues and still be civil.
And then it came to me!  The reason these 1400 women protested.  As I looked closer at the pictures they sent, I realized that all the women at the rally looked like moose, and they were afraid she might mistakenly shoot one of them!
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Tuesday, 16 December 2008 - 12:35 PM PST

Name: "Wanda"

This is just soooooooooo RIGHT in soooooooo many ways.

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