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Palin floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee.
San Francisco Cronicle ^ | Sunday, September 7, 2008 | Willie Brown

Posted on 09/07/2008 8:18:55 AM PDT by kralcmot

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To: kralcmot
Sarah Palin is going to shake the Democratic leftist-liberal house to its foundation, and then bring it fact, she's already doing so.

She, her family, their faith, their values, and their story represent the absolute refutation of all the tired old liberal mantras and victimology that they malignantly use to mentally, psychologically, and financially enslave whole classes of people.

From women's rights, to family values, to gun rights, to abortion, to energy policy, to taxation, to envrionmentalism, to fundamental governing principal, to U.S. soveriegnty and independence, and on and on...she is a wrecking ball to the leftist, libneral, socialist house.

41 posted on 09/07/2008 8:58:43 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I do not want to know the type of person, who does not like Sarah Palin!)
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To: kralcmot

They need to begin planning to add a new face to Mt Rushmore.

42 posted on 09/07/2008 9:03:41 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Now you know why the needles on compasses point north - Sarah Palin.)
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To: kralcmot


43 posted on 09/07/2008 9:03:56 AM PDT by Gator_that_eats_Dems
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To: Grampa Dave

Thanks for posting that nice collection of pictures.

And, special thanks to Jeffhead FReeper fantastique for supplying the bandwidth to preserve and disseminate these images.

44 posted on 09/07/2008 9:04:57 AM PDT by kralcmot (my tagline died with Terri)
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To: kralcmot
"By the way, a note to John McCain: Get rid of the suits. McCain is best with an open collar, his sleeves rolled up and in a Western shirt. He doesn't come off well in suits at all. They make him look old. And Cindy - keep the hair up."

BS. John is speaking to thousands of people; he is presidential and his suit and her attire need to be appropriate to those roles. Save the shirtsleeves for small gatherings in the diner. Keep up the good work McCain and campaign.

45 posted on 09/07/2008 9:06:11 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: Monti Cello

The Obama is getting smaller and smaller each day.

The bloom is definately off this rose.

Uh oh.

46 posted on 09/07/2008 9:09:06 AM PDT by atc23 (Community Organizer? You mean Street Hustler?)
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To: Tallguy
With Liberalism its all about...

‘The Movement’.

47 posted on 09/07/2008 9:11:21 AM PDT by uglybiker (1f u c4n r34d th1s u r34lly n33d 2 g3t l41d)
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To: kralcmot
That’s WOW....what an incredible admission from the consummate leftist Pol.

Willie's been out there long enough to know BS from brilliance, and he's just trying to warn his fellow Rats not to dismiss Sarah as a brainless beauty queen. He's probably savvy enough to know that people outside of the bus routes don't automatically recoil when they think of hunting.

48 posted on 09/07/2008 9:21:05 AM PDT by hunter112 (Gov. Palin is ten times the woman Hillary could've hoped to be, if she had stayed a "Goldwater Girl")
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To: Senator Goldwater
Just hear on a Fox interview with some presstitute woman that the National Enquirer is going to press with a story of an extramarital affair between Sarah Palin and some business acquaintance. I am hoping this is the non-story about the guy who was trying to have his divorce records sealed. If it's something like an interview with his ex, who is evidently somewhat of a stalker, I think it will be a blow over. But what gets me is the press will pick this up and run with it, unlike the silence that covered Edwards until his public confession. The press is absolutely livid that the McCain Palin campaign has had the gall to fight back against their smears of Palin's family. This will be the dirtiest election that we've ever seen.
49 posted on 09/07/2008 9:22:52 AM PDT by pepperdog (The world has gone crazy.)
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To: kralcmot

I think Willi Brown needs a MRI of the brain. He must have some type of lesion there which is blocking the commie wacko talking points. Sounds way too reasonable in this piece.

50 posted on 09/07/2008 9:25:13 AM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
They are REALLY angry, and they're going to be after her tooth and nail.

Not to worry, they'll be sucking up to here in no time.

51 posted on 09/07/2008 9:37:07 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: ErnBatavia
That way when the robbery starts, you can slip off your jewelry and drop it into soup so the robbers won't see it.

This says a lot about Oakland.

Here in rural OR, I just make sure my .38 is loaded. Enough of us do that so the robbery never starts...

52 posted on 09/07/2008 9:37:22 AM PDT by CurlyDave
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To: Hattie

And just when is this going to start?

When Hell freezes over.

53 posted on 09/07/2008 9:40:25 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: mort56

That was a dig at Ron Dellums, now mayor of Oakland. Willie always despised Dellums and co., and is a good friend of Jerry Brown (yes, “governor moonbeam”) who was in fact one of Oaklands best mayors. Dellums crew is basically pillaging and burning down all that Jerry Brown did.

Dellums is just as corrupt as Brown, but much less intelligent. And his machine is 100% thugs, weirdos and cretins.

54 posted on 09/07/2008 9:42:33 AM PDT by buwaya
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To: kralcmot
"And Cindy - keep the hair up.""

Cindy? Cindy WHOM?

55 posted on 09/07/2008 9:43:16 AM PDT by redhead (Alaskans use US money, drive cars and SUVs, live in houses, and eat at McDonalds)
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To: Tallguy

GWB and Cheney never stood up to them or held them to account for their lies. It is one of the things that disappointed me so about Bush. He would not stand up for himself or his actions, he just ignored the media and the dims and let them pound away time after time.

To be honest it is not just a failing of Bush, Republicans in general have not stood up to the media or dims for their attacks. I think one of the major components of Palin’s appeal is that she will stand up to both the media and the dims. That is why she is being so viciously attacked, the cry babies are not used to being called on their crap.

56 posted on 09/07/2008 9:56:22 AM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support and pray for our Troops, as they serve us every day.)
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To: redhead

Cindy mcCain maybe who knows

57 posted on 09/07/2008 10:03:01 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Always Right
Willie is raising the alarum for his colleagues who are in denial, and who think Sarah will be a pushover for their smears. He simply gives her credit for who she is and what she represents. He is a pro who understands that there is no virtue in disparaging your opponent's strengths and who apparently appreciates skills when he sees them.
58 posted on 09/07/2008 10:04:22 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: kralcmot

The equation is relatively simple - get this country back into the business of PRODUCING energy, enough energy that we have some to export.

We have the resources, we have the means, we have the technology, what we need is the will to construct the infrastructure (a source of a CONSIDERABLE number of well-paying jobs) and the determination that we will pull up the energy out of sources now largely overlooked, and be the good stewards of the earth at the same time.

The equation for balance of resources to the energy extracted is only partly filled in now. The endless benefice of precipitation, which falls on the just and unjust alike, and of sunshine, can be harnessed in so many more ways than it already is. There is that almost magic intermediary, the ability of green growing plants to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turn it in the the fraction of the atmosphere that sustains us, oxygen, and into a fixed form of carbon called carbohydrates, sugar, starches, cellulose, lignin, and the building blocks of both fats and proteins. All of these substances are the source of energy and growth of plants for those hours of the day the sun does not shine, and ALL of the time for the rest of us. In fact, this range of compounds is produced in such profusion, that much of it just recycles itself back into its elemental parts and is reformed again and again, without any human assistance at all, in vastly greater numbers and quantities than all the human endeavor in the world can muster.

There IS a waste stream from human activity, but up to now, the earth has been able to take this waste stream and reduce it down to its basic fractions, to build it up again. We are a lot smarter now (well, some of us) than we were, say, fifty or a hundred years ago. We have always depended on the action of microbes to erase the effects of our waste stream. But we know how to duplicate some of the effects of this microbiological waste reduction, and in some cases, it is economically feasible to put it into operation.

A lot of the waste stream from human activity is, well, rather yucky. How about, we begin to apply a little of what we already know, and turn this waste stream into something clean and useful, free of pathogens, and leaving nothing harmful to spill out into marshes and waterways that feed the aquifers that provides our drinking water?

Something called Thermal Depolymerization, which has been used at industrial level, can be fed a slurry of organic matter and some water, into a retort which is sealed up, and the temperature raised to somewhere between 600º F. and 900º F. under a pressure maintained between two and five times atmospheric (30 to 75 pounds per square inch) for a period of about two hours. Presto chango, out comes a substance called “kerogen” which resembles crude oil, except it is not gritty and dirty like the crude oil pumped up out of the ground, and is ready for immediate refining and processing into a wide range of products we already extract from petroleum. The other product is water that is mostly a little brackish. It contains all of the minerals that were part of the organic material that went into the retort originally. With minimal additional treatment, this water is sufficiently safe to dump back into the water table, where it provides nutrients for the plants in the marshes and streams.

If you want to kick things up a notch, and destroy HUGE quantities of the waste stream rather quickly, there is something called Plasma Arc Trash Reduction. This technology already exists as well, and is a way to convert waste to energy. Not merely incineration, the heart of the design is ia a plasma arc, which when initiated, generates temperatures about three times the surface heat of the sun, some 33,000º F. When the coarsely shredded waste stream is fed into this blazing arc, everything organic is converted to elemental hydrogen and carbon monoxide, the stable forms at these elevated temperature. Everything else is stripped down to elemental form, which may either be the element itself, or an oxide of that element. The temperature of the mixed hydrogen and carbon monoxide, known as syngas, is about 2,300º F. and is drawn out of the reaction chamber, used to drive turbines that drive generaters. The syngas is then burned as fuel to fire up additional power generators. When the operation is up to optimum, it is generating about three to four times the amount of electrical energy needed to maintain the plasma arc. While all this syngas is being formed and drawn off to drive the power generators, there is white-hot slag being drawn off at the bottom of the reaction chamber, and depending on how it is cooled, forms an obsidian-like silica compound, like that formed by a volcano. This is an end result of all the trash that was thrown into the arc, much of which was stone and concrete rubble, and all the metallic elements and their oxides are dissolved in this silica compound. This substance is in fact an excellent ore for recovery of many of these elements, as they tend to separate out in discrete layers within the silica. For some elements, it is a more pure and concentrated form than that used in mining methods around the world now, so this is an excellent way to recycle so many things we now simply discard altogether.

Since most of the product is a form of silica, rather like glass, it may be broken up into finer granulations and used as building material, as concrete or aggregate for asphalt paving. Or it could be hot-formed into building blocks, a durable and fireproof material for construction of structures and housing.

These processes require some input of energy, and the cheapest and cleanest source we have is natural gas. This is part of the intermediary steps we have to take to get to real energy independence. The truth is, there are HUGE amounts of natural gas to be recovered, and we have scarcely begun. One of the precursors of natural gas, and the source of the deposits that do exist, is a substance called Methane Hydrate, a strange compound that is the result of maintaining methane, from the decomposition of organic material, under pressure while in water that is at 38º Fahrenheit, the temperature of almost all water at depths of greater than about 1,500 feet in the ocean. This substance that forms looks rather like ice. Not quite crystalline, it is amorphous, that has the methane molecules trapped in a lattice between the water molecules. Learn how to recover this substance on an economically feasible basis, and there is an endless supply of energy that can be harvested from the ocean floor.

Then there is coal. If left in place in the ground, and a flame is ignited and fed with oxygen plus water, syngas, the same substance mentioned above, is formed and drawn out of the ground, to power generators without having to mine the coal first, avoiding all its inherent dangers to men and the environment.

59 posted on 09/07/2008 10:07:51 AM PDT by alloysteel (Sarah has got spunk. And that is a GOOD thing.)
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To: buwaya

Thanks for the insight. It goes to prove I was correct forty years ago when I left the Bay area after a brief residency.

60 posted on 09/07/2008 10:11:06 AM PDT by mort56
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