September 5th, 2008

Red Rose

Lawl Politics Lawl

WARNING: politics, sex, religion, and Tierfal-style, opinionated offensiveness ahead.

Cindy McCain and others have asserted that Alaska's proximity to Russia has contributed to Palin's foreign-policy knowledge. What dealings has she had with Russia?

The campaign has not come up with any. Palin has never been to Russia.

From this Slate article.

Sorry; I was amused. :P

...California is close to Mexico, so I speak Spanish.

Yo quiero Obama, chicas.

This one frightens me, though, and I think rightfully:

Did she want to ban books from the public library as mayor of Wasilla?

Yes, at least according to John Stein, the town's former mayor. Stein says Palin asked the Wasilla library "how she could go about banning books" with offensive language. It's not clear whether any book was ever banned.

I'm sorry, but anyone who believes in banning books in a public library should NOT be running my country.

Hey, while I'm talking politics, I should throw some religion in, just to make this worse:

Does she believe in evolution?

Palin said in a 2006 debate that she supports teaching creationism alongside evolution in public schools on the grounds that "healthy debate is so important." She did not insist that creationism become a part of the curriculum. In the same debate, she said she believed in a creator and avoided an up-or-down stance on evolution.

...dipwad.

I mean, who said that?

OH, SWEET, I can throw sex in, too!  I'm three for three!

What are Palin's views on abortion?

Palin has said she is "as pro-life as any candidate can be" and called abortion "an atrocity." She has supported mandatory parental consent, and while she is pro-contraception, has also indicated her preference for abstinence education over "explicit sex-ed programs." She would permit abortion in cases where the mother's life was endangered, but not in the case of rape or incest.

I saw the best flair button on Facebook once -- "If the fetus you're saving is gay, will you still fight for its rights?"

...yes, I will stop editorializing and hating on Ms. Palin now.

...for the moment. >:E

.../flaming liberal of epic proportions
 
Red Rose

Earthyquake! :O

Earthyquake just went down.

It's true; I felt it.  Little one, though; didn't even knock my empty water bottle over...

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST, FOLKS.

...I was a bit concerned when things started shuddering, though, since apparently we're due for a huge-as-hell one sometime in the next decade or two, and the odds of it being on the fault that runs pretty much straight through my school are one in three.

We had a little tiny one last year, too.  Wtf, California?  Why are you strike-slipping and whatnot? D: