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Teen daughter of GOP VP pick is pregnant

Posted on September 1st, 2008 at 19:05 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Bristol Palin, the 17-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin, is pregnant and will keep the baby and marry the father, a senior aide to Sen. John McCain confirmed to CNN Tuesday.

Republican presidential candidate McCain was aware of Bristol Palin’s pregnancy before he chose her mother for his running mate, the aide said.

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The aide said it was decided the campaign would reveal this information now because of rampant Internet rumors that Sarah Palin’s 4-month-old baby, who has Down syndrome, was actually Bristol’s.

“In the course of correcting that, we needed to get the truth out,” said the McCain aide.

Sarah and Todd Palin issued a statement saying they are “proud of Bristol’s decision to have her baby and even prouder to become grandparents.”


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  1. I’m not interested in their personal business so much as I am where the VP stands on the issues. As far as that goes, she is so pro-life and anti-sexual education, it’s doubtful Bristol made this decision herself.

  2. Actually I agree with Obama on this one: it is sick to drag in the family. I think that people who support Obama should follow his advice and simply avoid this topic.

  3. Obama is saying “back off” because this is something even the tabloids will cover, there’s no need to tear into palin. It’s the same thing in rocket science: “back off!” is what they shout when a missile is misfiring on the launchpad–it’s either going to fizzle out or explode.

  4. Ok, then I modify my sentence: I agree with his words, not neccessarily his intention. I think this whole thing is sick, and disgusting.
    But just my opinion, I sort of try to keep myself to the same line whether it’s about a democrat or republican, and I can’t accept the excuse of “but the other would do it too!”. If I did accept it I would go around stealing, for others do it too.

  5. I agree that the excuse “but the other would do it too!” is pretty stupid – that’s also not why I’m posing the stories. Palin is a very vocal proponent of “abstinence-only” education, and wants abortion outlawed. Looking at the effects of those policies on her own family is fair game. It’s basically the same reason the Edwards affair didn’t get much attention; he’s not the kind of politician who has made “family values” his main reason for being in politics, so I don’t much care about his own “family values”, even if my own viewpoint on staying true to the one you love doesn’t match his..

  6. Actually, if I look at Palin’s policy, her family shows on one side that:
    1) It’s a pretty stupid point of view, actually does not work
    2) She sticked to it even when it came to bite her family.

    The real scandal would have been if she were a pro-life but made her daughter to make the abortion to save face.
    So, I have a bit of mixed opinion here, for one I don’t agree with her beliefs, on the other hand at least she sticked to it even when it hit her family. So, they actually can spin it to “See, she is one who sticks with her beliefs, she is not a flip-flopper, she is adamant”.
    That can be spinned in a positive light, and can be scary at the same time, W is adamant too.

    This does not mean that I agree with her, far from it.
    Looking at the effects can be fair game, but while I don’t know her daughter, lets not forget she did not choose her parents, we don’t know how it affected her, and not sure she deserves to be dragged into it, no matter what “is fair”.

    Palin has enough hold on her that does not really warrant the public drag around of her daughter – who maybe is just like her mother, maybe is not, who knows, but just 17 years old kid, no put on the tabloid and made into a “bloody sword” carried around.

  7. 1) It’s a pretty stupid point of view, actually does not work

    and her own family shows this, and still she won’t even think about her opinion. Do you want a VP like that?

    but just 17 years old kid

    Just imagine the book deal that kid is going to be offered in december…

  8. corrections: “just a 17 years old” and “now put in the tabloids”

  9. “Do you want a VP like that?”
    No, definitely not, I just had a train of thoughts, and even labelled it as “scary” – and can be scary at the same time, W is adamant too.

    “Just imagine the book deal that kid is going to be offered in december…”
    Just imagine if she is actually a nice kid, and this scarred her for a life.
    I know it’s easy to paint her the same as her mother “she must be a money and power hungry girl like mum” but not sure that would be true. Can be of course, but maybe not.
    In the latter case the book deal won’t help her much.

Don’t Watch That, Watch This

Posted on September 1st, 2008 at 17:49 by John Sinteur in category: awesome

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A Critical Appraisal of Madness’s Videos

The Prince, One Step Beyond, My Girl, Night Boat To Cairo, Bed And Breakfast Man, Baggy Trousers, Embarrassment, Return Of The Los Palmas 7,Grey Day, Shut Up, It Must Be Love, Cardiac Arrest, House of Fun, Driving In My Car, Our House, Tomorrow’s Just Another Day, Wings Of A Dove, The Sun and The Rain, Michael Caine, One Better Day, Yesterday’s Men, Uncle Sam, Sweetest Girl (Not the official video), (Waiting for the) Ghost Train, Lovestruck, Johnny The Horse, Drip Fed Fred, Shame & Scandal, Sorry, NW5

An Illustrated Guide To… Madness , The Madness Story 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Official site, Wiki


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Praying for Rain? Be Careful What You Wish For….

Posted on September 1st, 2008 at 15:41 by John Sinteur in category: Indecision 2008, Pastafarian News

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As Hurricane Gustav barrels toward the Gulf Coast and residents are fleeing in droves, I am reminded of this “humorous” piece put out by Dobson’s Focus on the Family organization last week:

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Are you listening Stuart Shepard? Hurricanes qualify as “rain of biblical proportions”, don’t they? Perhaps God is trying to tell you something.

To all people in the storm path; I hope you all pull through. I wish you all the good luck and strength you need…


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You know, there was a time when he didn’t stare at an ass for five and a half years…

Posted on September 1st, 2008 at 15:34 by John Sinteur in category: Indecision 2008

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McCain impressed by Palin’s courageous work at the PTA

Posted on September 1st, 2008 at 13:08 by John Sinteur in category: Indecision 2008

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Sen. McCain, of all the candidates you considered, what drew you to her?
JOHN: Obviously, I found her to be very intelligent and very well-versed on the issues. But I think the important thing was that she’s a reformer. She’s taken on special interests since she ran for the PTA and the city council and mayor. The courage, I guess, is what most impressed me.

That’s what most impressed John McCain?

My goodness, Putin must be shaking in his boots – there’s a real chance the USA get a VP with Wasilla PTA experience! I guess the though alone will make him withdraw from Georgia.

And thin must your resume really be as a politician if they start quoting your PTA work?


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Quote

Posted on September 1st, 2008 at 12:50 by John Sinteur in category: Quote

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“ Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

— Steve Jobs


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2006 Gubernatorial Candidate Questionnaire

Posted on September 1st, 2008 at 12:21 by John Sinteur in category: Indecision 2008

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11. Are you offended by the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not?

Sarah Palin: Not on your life. If it was good enough for the founding fathers, its good enough for me and I’ll fight in defense of our Pledge of Allegiance.

She would probably fail the exam all immigrants have to take to gain US citizenship.

In case you didn’t know:

The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy (1855-1931), a Baptist minister, a Christian Socialist, and the cousin of Socialist Utopian novelist Edward Bellamy (1850-1898).

Bellamy’s original “Pledge of Allegiance” was published in the September 8th issue of the popular children’s magazine The Youth’s Companion as part of the National Public-School Celebration of Columbus Day, a celebration of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s discovery of America, conceived by James B. Upham.

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In New York City on April 22, 1951, the Board of Directors of the Knights of Columbus adopted a resolution to amend their recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the opening of each of the meetings of the 800 Fourth Degree Assemblies of the Knights of Columbus by addition of the words “under God” after the words “one nation.” In the following two years, the idea spread throughout Knights of Columbus organizations nationwide. On August 21, 1952, the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus at its annual meeting adopted a resolution urging that the change be made universal and copies of this resolution were sent to the President, the Vice President (as Presiding Officer of the Senate) and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The National Fraternal Congress meeting in Boston on September 24, 1952, adopted a similar resolution upon the recommendation of its President, Supreme Knight Luke E. Hart. Several State Fraternal Congresses acted likewise almost immediately thereafter. This campaign led to several official attempts to prompt Congress to adopt the Knights of Columbus’ policy for the entire nation. These attempts failed.

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After the service concluded, Docherty had opportunity to converse with Eisenhower about the substance of the sermon. The President expressed his enthusiastic concurrence with Docherty’s view, and the very next day, Eisenhower had the wheels turning in Congress to incorporate Docherty’s suggestion into law. On February 8, 1954, Rep. Charles Oakman (R-Mich.), introduced a bill to that effect.

Bellamy’s original Pledge read, “I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”


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  1. It also interesting that on the same form, Sarah Palin answered the question “Do you support the Alaska Supreme Court’s ruling that spousal benefits for state employees should be given to same-sex couples? Why or why not?” with the answer “No, I believe spousal benefits are reserved for married citizens as defined in our constitution.”

    The currious thing is that the constitution does not define marriage. That is why so many people are trying to pass an amendment defining marriage.

    Maybe she should read the consitution sometime.

Cartoons

Posted on September 1st, 2008 at 10:00 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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