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05 September 2008 @ 07:30 pm
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.


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
Feeling: deviousdevious
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Vitamin Ctierfal on September 6th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
At first I was like, "WELL-PLAYED, MR. MCCAIN," and now I'm more like, "Umm, do not want." XD

Yeah, we get to vote at 18. It's slightly ridiculous -- they trust us on the highways at 16 and with our country's leaders at 18, but we can't have alcohol until 21. What? Though my favorite is that we can't rent cars until 25, which, according to a National Geographic article I once read, is when the brain is actually fully developed as far as understanding consequences...

Anyways, yeah, I voted in the Democratic primaries earlier, and it was tres cool and so on. Then I was too lazy to vote on some town stuff that came up. XD
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Vitamin Ctierfal on September 7th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
Very odd. Ah, government. XD

Compulsory voting is an interesting idea... I support the idea of everybody getting at least a little into politics, but I don't think I support enforcing it. How do they enforce it? O_o

And yay, voting is kind of exciting. XD

Hey, pointless comments are kind of the best ones. :D
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Vitamin Ctierfal on September 8th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
Aha, the old wallet strategy! Well-played, Australian government. XD

Yeah, though, I know what you mean -- at least the people around here who can't be bothered to learn which party they like don't have to skew the results for the rest of us. D:

Haha, we... do not have the remotest pretense of respect for our leaders. XD It's funny that we give that impression; Bush jokes are about as good as Yer Mom jokes in some contexts...
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Vitamin Ctierfal on September 10th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
Hahaha, no worries. I think that will be one of Bush's legacies, however -- the fact that he can unite vast groups of people who like to make fun of him.

Think you're right that we cover politics like mad, though. Politicians and celebrities seem to be the only people we care about in the media world... and sometimes the line between them gets very blurry. XD Like when you consider the fact that the governor of California is none other than the Terminator...

I... cannot name a single Australian Prime Minister, I'm afraid. XD I know a couple French presidents! :x
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Vitamin C: Ltierfal on September 10th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
Props to Harold Holt! ...I think? XD

Reminds me of a teacher we had in high school who disappeared from his post under mysterious circumstances that were never fully explained. Rumors flew like confetti. XD
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Vitamin Ctierfal on September 10th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
Haha, conspiracy theories never cease to entertain. XD Officially "drowned"... *snerk* Yeah, uh huh, sure. 8D

Someday I'll need this tidbit of trivia and look like a genius. XD