Press is Hailin’ Palin’s Railin’

This just in from the AP. The GOP’s darling candidate for Vice President wowed the press with her blistering attack on the “tax-raising, terrorist-coddling, self-indulgent liberal” Barak Obama. Miss Congenialty can do nothing wrong, and does everything right — far Right!

Palin casts herself as Washington outsider

By TOM RAUM and LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writers

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Sarah Palin delivered.

An embattled vice presidential candidate, a novice on the national stage, the head of a family suffering its “ups and downs,” the first-term Alaska governor rocked the GOP convention with a star-turning performance.

Wielding a stiletto and a smile, Palin belittled Democrat Barack Obama and praised her new boss, John McCain, jolting the crowd of GOP partisans.

“Don’t you think we made the right choice for the next vice president of the United States!” McCain said, hinting the controversy surrounding his pick. “And what a beautiful family.”

However, when it comes to tax-raising, Palin is for it – as long as the increased taxes fall on the working class and not corporate interests.

There can be no doubt as to how Palin would treat terrorists. One just has to look at how she treats her friends! I’m sure that if she could, she would not hesitate to use “enhanced interrogation techniques” on all who cross her path.

Somehow, a “self-indulgent” liberal is to be loathed, while a self-indulgent conservative is to be praised.

IRAQ VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR

This site deserves as much exposure as it can get:

Why we’re against the war

Q: Why are veterans, active duty, and National Guard men and women opposed to the war in Iraq?

A: Here are 10 reasons we oppose this war:

I. The Iraq war is based on lies and deception.

The Bush Administration planned for an attack against Iraq before September 11th, 2001. They used the false pretense of an imminent nuclear, chemical and biological weapons threat to deceive Congress into rationalizing this unnecessary conflict. They hide our casualties of war by banning the filming of our fallen’s caskets when they arrive home, and when they refuse to allow the media into Walter Reed Hospital and other Veterans Administration facilities which are overflowing with maimed and traumatized veterans.
For further reading: http://www.motherjones.com/bush_war_timeline/index.html

II. The Iraq war violates international law.

The United States assaulted and occupied Iraq without the consent of the UN Security Council. In doing so they violated the same body of laws they accused Iraq of breaching.
For further reading:

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/imt/proc/imtconst.htm

http://www.westpointgradsagainstthewar.org/

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Mayor Palin Billed Rape Victims

While Palin was Mayor of Wasilla, the Wasilla Police Department billed rape victims for the cost of the rape kit used to gather evidence. The cost would range from $300 to $1200 per victim and Wasilla collected between $5,000 to $14,000 per year from rape victims!

You can get a good idea of how many women in Wasilla were victims of sexual assault just by doing the math. And remember, Palin is opposed to allowing rape victims the choice of whether or not to get an abortion, forcing them to incur even more expenses.

Taxpayers take on trillions in risk in Fannie, Freddie takeover

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USA Today reports the unprecedented federal takeover of mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae announced on Sunday is a bold attempt to stabilize financial markets and restore the faltering housing market, but it thrusts trillions of dollars of risk directly onto taxpayers’ shoulders.

“You can call it a bailout, you can call it a safety net or you can call it a rescue package, but the bottom line is the American taxpayer is left footing the bill,” says Richard Yamarone, director of economic research at Argus Research. More.

So, what ARE these two mortgage giants?  And why are they important?  How did we get into this mess? And most importantly, how does it affect you?

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Bush Presidency to Extend Beyond January, 2009?

In a startling announcement, Bush proclaimed that 8,000 troops will be withdrawn from Iraq. In February, 2009. The Commander-in-Chief is giving orders that ostensibly won’t be carried out until after He leaves office. Bush’s “short-term” surge has continued throughout the last two year’s of His official term of office and with this order, will continue for at least a month after the date Bush is scheduled to step down.

And, no, I’m not making this stuff up.

Hang on.. Not so fast!

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Lawmakers Seek Anthrax Details

A month after the F.B.I. declared that an Army scientist was the anthrax killer, leading members of Congress are demanding more information about the seven-year investigation, saying they do not think the bureau has proved its case.

In a letter sent Friday to Robert S. Mueller III, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Democratic leaders of the House Judiciary Committee said that “important and lingering questions remain that are crucial for you to address, especially since there will never be a trial to examine the facts of the case.”

The scientist, Bruce E. Ivins, committed suicide in July, and Mr. Mueller is likely to face demands for additional answers about the anthrax case when he appears before the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on Sept. 16 and 17.

“My conclusion at this point is that it’s very much an open matter,” Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the top Republican on the Senate committee, said of the strength of the case against Dr. Ivins, a microbiologist at the Army’s biodefense laboratory who worked on anthrax vaccines. “There are some very serious questions that have yet to be answered and need to be made public.”

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