Archive for December 3, 2009

Lets take a Sarah Palin media quiz…

Posted: December 3, 2009 by datechguy in Uncategorized
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There were two interesting Sarah Palin stories that took place today:

The First was contained in a clip from a Radio interview where she says this:

Q: Would you make the birth certificate an issue if you ran?

A: I think the public, rightfully, is still making it an issue. I don’t have a problem with that. I don’t know if I would have to bother to make it an issue ’cause I think there are enough members of the electorate who still want answers.

and the Second is a facebook post on Copenhagen where she says this:

Policy decisions require real science and real solutions, not junk science and doomsday scare tactics pushed by an environmental priesthood that capitalizes on the public’s worry and makes them feel that owning an SUV is a “sin” against the planet. In his inaugural address, President Obama declared his intention to “restore science to its rightful place.” Boycotting Copenhagen while this scandal is thoroughly investigated would send a strong message that the United States government will not be a party to fraudulent scientific practices. Saying no to Copenhagen and cap and tax are first steps in “restoring science to its rightful place.”

Which one do you think the media is going to focus on and which one do you think they will ignore?

All pols make mistakes and I suspect Palin’s unartful answer is going to be a weapon used against her. One could easily say that all she means is: It’s not an issue for her but the public has a right to know and ask if they wish to. If that is what she meant to say it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get that out pretty quickly. The real danger of this is the birthers jumping all over it, any retreat will annoy the most fanatical of them, but conspiracy theorists are easily annoyed anyways.

There is no way that the left will not jump all over this and the media desperately needs to keep the subject off of the many things that are big trouble for this president and the democratic congress. However the media has cried wolf so much and has thrown so much phony dirt at her that her fans are unlikely to pay any attention. That is the fruit of shoddy reporting.

If I’m a member of team Palin I do the following: If When the press refuses to take her explanation I would hit back at once saying: “Of course youthey don’t, this is the same press that pushed all those phony ethics complaints the latest of which has just been dismissed like all the others. I note the press isn’t reporting that for some reason.

Governor Palin has been subjected to 24 ethics complaints, several lawsuits, and dozens and dozens of public information act requests, few of which raised even a scintilla of a good faith issue, and most of which were simply done to garner a headline or promote opposition research for political gain.

Recently we learned that two more ethics complaints against Governor Palin have been dismissed—complaints that were filed after the Governor announced her plans to step down. One complaint asserted that it was unethical for the state to follow its own per diem regulations and pay per diem to the Governor as set forth by law. Of course, the complainant conveniently overlooked that the Governor and her family received less per diem than they were entitled to under State law—why let such details stand in the way of an ethics complaint? The other complaint that was dismissed asserted that the Governor, through me, supposedly violated the constitution because we informed a person who falsely implied that the Governor was “under investigation” by the FBI, that such statements are defamatory.

Every time they try to ask the “birth certificate” question I would counter with the News the media is unwilling to report. In fact I’d even consider putting the governor out there to do it herself. I think she is much brighter than a lot of these people, particularly in a quick interview format. For example if Morning Joe covered it in the 6 a.m hour I would have her call in before the 8:00 hour and offer a Q & A, but ONLY if they take her right now since she has “limited time”. If they take her then they have to think on their feet, while she is prepared, if they refuse her then THAT is the story.

Hey but what do I know, I’m just the fat bald guy on the couch.

Update: What a typo, egg on my face there. Thanks Milhoose for catching it. I have a bad habit of hitting post too soon.

…is exactly what the world needs more of these days, but I see that commentator Ayla was way ahead of me on this.

I hadn’t plugged Rich’s Comic blog for a bit. If you like good drawn art, fun stories and Dr. Who it is the place to be.

He is only 18 pages into his latest Dr. Who tale so you won’t have much to Catch up on.

If you want a sample of his work here is a bit from his 10 Ten Doctors with Sound added by a fan:

I recommend all of his work, just click on his comics archive and read em all.

If it was in book form it would be what I want for Christmas.

…Al Gore defeated by the very internet he invented:

Berlingske Media må med beklagelse meddele, at Al Gore har aflyst sit arrangement. De over 3.000 læsere, der har købt billet, får pengene retur.

For those of you who don’t speak Danish Don Surber has a translation:

Berlingske regret to announce that Al Gore has canceled his event. The more than 3,000 readers who bought a ticket, get money back.

Al Gore has this morning told Berlingske Media’s great annoyance has canceled his planned major climate talks for Danes 16th December 1 Tap in the old Carlsberg because, under the title “Climate Conclusion”.

Cancellation comes with regard to unforeseen changes in Al Gore’s program for the climate summit, COP 15.

If Gore who is rightly considered the single most expert pol on the subject is running scared from uncomfortable defending his Global Warming stance in the face of the scandal then what chance to other pols have?

The fall of house of cards can’t be far behind.

Via Prison Planet where I found it first. Can’t find an English language paper with it yet.

Update: Newsbusters and Nicedeb have it now.

Update 2: the Washington times has it now as does Memeorandum., would have had it sooner but cooked dinner and spent the last 100 minutes on the phone with a charming Catholic lady.

What are the odds of this post and this story coming on the same day?

Police in Greensburg said a 14-year-old girl and two 15-year-old girls at Greensburg Salem High School sent the pictures to their teenage boyfriends, who are 15, 16 and 17 years old. None is being identified because most criminal cases in Pennsylvania juvenile courts are not made public.

Police said the teens are part of a new trend known as “sexting.”

“It’s very dangerous. Once it’s on a cell phone, it can be put on the Internet where everybody in the world can get access to that picture. You don’t realize what you’re doing until it’s already done,” said Capt. George Seranko of the Greensburg Police Department.

Hey given the choice of listening to Rihanna; a well known pop star, or some old unemployed guy who doesn’t even know the difference between Lady Gaga and Christiana Aguilara, whose advice to you expect them to take?

Via the Incredibly not work safe Doc Weasel blog. The relevant post is the one before this work safe one. The fact that there is no direct link tells you how work safe the post is.