NOW for Sarah Palin? – the evangelical outpost

Shelley Mandell, President of the L.A. Chapter of the National Organization for Women, heartily endorsed Sarah Palin at the October 4th rally in Carson, CA. (See the video) Elena, with the California NOW chapter, sent me an email reminding me that NOW has very clearly distanced itself from Ms. Mandell with a strongly worded statement in favor of Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

In fairness to Elena, she did help me find an article on the NOW website opposing the blatant sexism displayed toward Sarah Palin.

Thanks Elena.

NOW for Sarah Palin? – the evangelical outpost.

Palin E-mail Hacker Indicted

David Kernell has been indicted for breaking in to Sarah Palin’s private email account. I admit a wee bit of surprise but am glad they caught him.  Kernell is being charged with “gaining unlawful access to stored communications and obtaining information from a protected computer via interstate communication.

If convicted, could he do some real time? You betcha’. Breaking in to someone’s email isn’t just mischievous. He could be sent to prison for five years, fined $250,000, and then face three years of supervised release.

Cyber crime is the FBI’s top criminal investigative priority,” said FBI Agent Richard Lambert. “We would like to thank all of the Internet service providers and others who partnered with us to bring this matter to a quick and successful resolution.

However, one wonders if this will just fade away. Especially if Obama is elected.

Michelle Malkin, HotAir, and Right Voices all have good material

What If Sarah Palin Was A Democrat

I have been asking myself, What if Sarah Palin was a Democrat?” How would the media be treating her? Would they like her? Would she be treated like an outcast by the National Organization of Women?

Hot Air has a great blurb in their Quote of the Day.

If she were a Democrat, her unusual life would be spun into a compelling narrative that would make her the darling of the coastal elite.

How she’s raising that lovely brood of kids, her care for that severely handicapped baby, her relationship with that rugged hubby who often cares for the kids and is part native, her unlikely rise through the political minefields, her tough knocks and gutsy performance on the national stage – all would be testament to a breakthrough of historic proportions we would be ordered to celebrate in the name of diversity and equality…

Quote of the day.

SNL Parody VP Debate

I love well done satire and SNL parodies often set a high-water mark. While I was critical of SNL for the incest reference, their spoof of the VP Debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden is side-splitting hilarity.

Look Who’s the Hypocrite NOW

I stumbled across a wonderfu blog that you may enjoy. This article on the National Organization of Women and their endorsement of Barack Obama and virulent criticism of Sarah Palin captures my feelings on the subject.

NOW has evolved into a group that is devoted to liberal causes that affect women rather than all causes that affect women. The “National Organization of Women” should be composed of ALL women regardless of their particular view on a particular issue. Instead, they focus on only a few issues and take a liberal view. Conservatives are clearly not welcome.

NOW says that although Sarah Palin is a woman she does not support women’s rights.  I have a hard time believing that Sarah Palin is not for pay equality and is not against violence towards women.  So in reality, NOW is only concerned about a candidate being pro-abortion.  I say pro-abortion as opposed to pro-choice because if they were really pro-choice then they wouldn’t have a problem with a woman choosing to be pro-life, choosing not to condone sex outside of marriage, and choosing options other than abortion.  These are their big issues with Sarah Palin.  Here we have a successful, articulate, intelligent mother of five as a vice-presidential candidate but NOW won’t get behind her because she is against letting them kill unborn women (and men).

Look who’s the hypocrite NOW « Rett Hatcher & Company.

Hot Air has a great video

Michelle Malkin opposes this irrational goofiness.

So-called “comedian” Sandra Bernhard learns a lesson.

*** EDIT ***

California NOW has contacted us to say that no NOW chapter or affiliate supports McCain/Palin. No surprise there. They go on to say that, “California NOW has also been at the forefront of calling out sexism against Palin, as you can see from the site.” However, the article referred to does not mention any support for Palin.

I have asked for a clarification.

Sarah Rocks The Debate

My favorite line from the debate goes to Sarah Palin – “Nice to meet you. Hey, can I call you Joe?” After ‘Barak’ talked to ‘John’ in the first debate I thought it was a lovely, but subtle, jab.

Second favorite line also goes to Sarah – “It is so obvious that I am a Washington outsider,” Palin says, “someone just not used to the way you guys operate” as she points out Joe Biden’s attempt to double-talk his way to Obama’s position.

The media consensus seems to be that Palin did much better than expected. Liberals think she did poorly and Conservatives think she did great. The Liberals were hoping she would flop and were disappointed.  They seemed especially upset that Sarah did not always answer the exact question that was asked. I wonder why they haven’t raised that issue before with liberal candidates? The report from middle America seems more supportive of Palin.

There seems to be some real heat that Biden simply lied about a number of issues. Biden does make a huge gaffe on Article One of the Constitution. He should know better but it was a mistake not a lie. Most blogs that are posting a “Fact Check” blatantly reveal their bias to support their own candidate.  CBS News, for example, notes only one correction for Biden and ten for Palin.

Evangelical Outpost did a live blog as does Michelle Malkin. I enjoyed reading both. Hugh Hewitt has a scorecard that is absolutely excellent.

Gwen Ifill Seemed Fair

I posted a lengthy article about the appropriateness of Gwen Ifill serving as moderator for the VP debate. She has a real, not just apparent, conflict of interest with her new book lauding the “Age of Obama.” Liberals would never accept this conflict if the situation was reversed. Say if Rush Limbaugh were hosting a debate.

I have come to accept the Liberal bias of the MSM and recognize that we must live with it. The ongoing double standard still did not set well with me.

That said, Gwen seemed to be fair and balanced in her demeanor and questions.

So, maybe we should give Sean Hannity a shot at moderator. Bill O’Reilly? Dick Morris maybe? Anybody agree? Not even Brit Hume?

SNL Incest Joke is Evil

NBC and SNL have sunk to an incredible new low in their latest parody poking fun at Sarah Palin. Supposedly, the sketch was intended to poke fun at the New York Times and show how disconnected they are to most Americans. The wheels fell off when the skit suggested that Todd Plain had committed incest.

World Net Daily said that the skit does appear to mock the out of touch left-leaning reporters in New York and their lack of knowledge about Alaska, but conservative viewers didn’t find it funny.

“It is time the Palin family brought out the big guns. They need to sue General Electric, NBC, ‘Saturday Night Live,'” Florida resident Al Barrs told the Web site. “This is clearly criminal and defamation of character of an entire family and state. All the above needs to be taken to their knees big time once and for all.”

I am wondering what the ‘Looney Left’ would be saying about a video on YouTube that suggested an article be done in the Dallas Morning News about the possibility that Joe Biden was sexually involved with his daughter. Would the MSM be offended at that? This type of humor is evil.

NBC has an opinion page so that you can express your view online.

Sacred Monkeys has a good post on this.

More Palin Rumors Debunked

I am still amazed at double-standards of the MSM. They whine and complain about how unfair McCain is to Obama. “McCain is distorting his record,” they cry.

What about the smear campaign on Sarah Palin? “Well, in the sense that it has not been completely proved to be untrue, we still have to acknowledge the possibility that its truth might be verified since it is impossible to to prove otherwise.”

More myths debunked Palin Rumors for shedding light on this topic

  1. No, Palin didn’t eliminate or “void” the Alaskan WIC program as Newsweek claimed. Warren Throckmorton explored this in detail; the truth is that the WIC funding increased during Palin’s time in office; what was cut was a $15,840 separate line request for office supplies and literature. Based on his work, Newsweek was forced to issue a clarification.
  2. No, Trig isn’t an alien either.
  3. No, Sarah Palin doesn’t think that dinosaurs walked the earth with Adam and Eve 4000 years ago, In fact, this was a purposeful satire that comes from a post actually entitled Fake Governor Palin Quotes. This has, however, kept neither Matt Damon nor Maureen Dowd from propagating them as fact.
  4. No, Palin never said she and Todd would kill as many as 40 caribou at a time. That was from the same damn collection of fake quotes. No does it make any sense: can you imagine field-dressing 40 caribou?
  5. No, she did not cut the Special Olympics funding in a recent budget, except in the Washington sense of “didn’t increase it as much as someone wanted.” Warren Throckmorton shows is was actually a 10 percent increase over the previous year; voxitar in the comments gives a link to the previous year’s budget of $250,000.
    These have gotten sort of silly, though: she has a line-item veto power, and every last one of the cuts she made can be spun, by a political opponent, to say that she is hurting something that sounds good. She cut a new fire station building; she must be against fire departments. She cut an audio system for a grade school; she must be against education.
    But then, if she cut nothing she wouldn’t be a fiscal conservative, would she?
  6. Yes, she did bill the Alaska State Government for per diem on days when she was “home.” This is how it works: she is maintaining two households. The state law defines her official residence in Juneau as “home”, so when she’s up in Wasilla, she’s “traveling”. That’s the way the law is written, and it appears that she has documented and handled her expenses legally and appropriately, even if it seems odd. And yes, her expenses have been anywhere from a third to a fifth of the expenses of the previous Governor. The Washington Post suggests this calls into question her claim to be a fiscal conservative; personally, I think cutting expenses by 70 to 80 percent seems like a pretty good claim to the title.

Michelle thinks Palin needs her own Truth Squad.

Speech Palin Would Have Given

I understand why Hillary did not want to go onstage with Sarah; she did not want to get upstaged by a mere Govenor. But why did the rally organizer’s cancel Palin? This girl is hitting some serious nerves.

The world must awake to the threat this man poses to all of us. Ahmadinejad denies that the Holocaust ever took place. He dreams of being an agent in a “Final Solution” — the elimination of the Jewish people. He has called Israel a “stinking corpse” that is “on its way to annihilation.” Such talk cannot be dismissed as the ravings of a madman — not when Iran just this summer tested long-range Shahab-3 missiles capable of striking Tel Aviv, not when the Iranian nuclear program is nearing completion, and not when Iran sponsors terrorists that threaten and kill innocent people around the world.

The Iranian government wants nuclear weapons. The International Atomic Energy Agency reports that Iran is running at least 3,800 centrifuges and that its uranium enrichment capacity is rapidly improving. According to news reports, U.S. intelligence agencies believe the Iranians may have enough nuclear material to produce a bomb within a year.

The world has condemned these activities. The United Nations Security Council has demanded that Iran suspend its illegal nuclear enrichment activities. It has levied three rounds of sanctions. How has Ahmadinejad responded? With the declaration that the “Iranian nation would not retreat one iota” from its nuclear program.

So, what should we do about this growing threat? First, we must succeed in Iraq. If we fail there, it will jeopardize the democracy the Iraqis have worked so hard to build, and empower the extremists in neighboring Iran. Iran has armed and trained terrorists who have killed our soldiers in Iraq, and it is Iran that would benefit from an American defeat in Iraq.

Hugh Hewitt has a look at this – Townhall.com::Blog and The New York Post has published the text of the remarks Palin was to have delivered.