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Sarah Palin unplugged (Severe Hurl Warning)
The National Post ^ | April 16, 2010 | Diane Francis

Posted on 04/16/2010 10:33:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

"Raise taxes and you'll get Sarah Palin as President," -- Former Fed Chair Paul Volcker in Toronto last month.

His quip was entertaining but contained a nugget of truth. Sarah Palin is the poster girl for the anti-tax Tea Party movement south of the border and this movement is inflationary.

Ruinous inflation will happen if the Tea Party had their way, but only if you doubt that President Obama, with Volcker as an advisor, won't be able to stare down the noise as he did with health care reform and come up with new taxes and cost cuts.

It's entertaining. Republicans are tax crybabies who believe government is evil and should be slashed. Except the Pentagon.

And their Bush and his Darth Vader have fallen out of favor since they put the United States into Chapter 11, so into this vacuum swans the attractive Mrs. Palin. The good news is that she only registers 18% in polls and the other good news is that she divides the Republican Party.

Her outspokenness contributes to a healthy democracy. Personally, I prefer reasonable people with ideas who treat others with respect. She doesn't. She puts gunsights on a map to "target" Congressmen who voted for health care.

I doubt she'll be a serious candidate and is just a girl on a monetary tear. This week, she collected a rumored US$100,000 speaking fee at a Hamilton fundraiser which I attended out of curiosity.(continued)

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; canada; energy; jourbalism; palin; sarahpalin; teaparty; waronsarah
She must be Canada's Eleanor Clift. Believe me, this is what the elite thinks of you, too.
1 posted on 04/16/2010 10:33:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amazing! Could this dingbat be any more clueless?
She has all the talking points to go along with her complete disregard for (or lack of?) facts.
Way to pander to the moron vote...


2 posted on 04/16/2010 10:39:24 PM PDT by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin.


3 posted on 04/16/2010 10:47:46 PM PDT by jessduntno ( If someone calls me racist, I reply "you are just saying that because I'm white!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Diane Francis speaks with all the intellectual authority of a retarded ant!
Who cares what imbeciles say?
4 posted on 04/16/2010 10:50:09 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: astyanax

Let’s see...
The author of the hit piece lives in Canada... so how can Palin be a threat to her?
The author shows an unhealthy preoccupation with Palin... just reading through her prior opinion hit pieces. Maybe she is a threat a la Tim Mc Vey? I mean... all that anger and hate... must be fomenting SOMETHING!!!!


5 posted on 04/16/2010 10:55:29 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I didn’t even have to see the authors name beforehand, to know that a woman wrote this article...


6 posted on 04/16/2010 10:56:27 PM PDT by csense
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who is this Canadian bit*h, Diane Francis anyway?

Who the hell is she to call Dick Cheney Darth Vader, or to claim that George W. put America into Chapter 11?

Maine was booming during the Bush years. It’s in the crapper along with the rest of America now that the demonrats have taken over.

Why doesn’t she write a screed about Canada and their potential candidates for prime minister?


7 posted on 04/16/2010 11:05:04 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm voting for Sarah Palin because she pisses off the right people.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She seems a lot more into “angles” and cutesy writing than facts...sort of like people who can’t draw, fingerpaint.


8 posted on 04/16/2010 11:06:39 PM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; fanfan
It's entertaining. Republicans are tax crybabies who believe government is evil and should be slashed. Except the Pentagon.

Yeah, how dare you American scum defend your country?

9 posted on 04/16/2010 11:15:38 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light. I hate slow drivers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just sent the following to Canada's Eleanor Clift:

It is with interest that I read your article "Sarah Palin Unplugged" on April 16.

I had a couple of questions which I'd like to share with you about the article,

and the page, if you don't mind.

1) You wrote "Ruinous inflation will happen if the Tea Party had their way,

but only if you doubt that President Obama, with Volcker as an advisor,

won't be able to stare down the noise as he did with health care reform

and come up with new taxes and cost cuts."

This doesn't seem to comport with history: Volcker served under Ronald Reagan,

who was widely villified (at the time) for breaking the back of EXISTING inflation

by tamping down the money supply and massive tax CUTS.

That isn't conjecture, nor opinion: it is empirically-observed, history. It already

happened and has been recorded.

What then is your basis for saying a pursuit of new taxes (as you state) and

cost cuts (which will not happen: the Congressional Budget Office's numbers

were obtained by collecting the taxes for Obamacare for 10 years, but only

providing the services for 6 of them), will tamp down inflation?

2) You wrote "Personally, I prefer reasonable people with deas [sic] who treat others

with respect."

Can you show me where you excoriated people such as those in the following links:

http://laist.com/2008/10

/27/effigy_of_sarah_palin_hanging_in_we.php

Tommy Christopher's "Hate F***" article on Playboy

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2008/09

/19/2008-09-19_sandra_bernhard_issues_gang_rape_warning-2.html

3) You wrote "The facts are that US health care in 2009 inadequately covered 269 million

Americans out of 309 million at a cost of 16% of GDP.

Canadian health care covered 34 million

for 10% of GDP."

So for one and two/thirds the share of GDP, the US covered seven *TIMES* as many people as Canada!

(Yes, the US GDP is higher, but the cost of living and the standard of living are higher as well -- so it won't be a clean apples-to-apples comparison.)

Incidentally, how many Canadians come to the US for

elective surgery for which they are put on waiting

lists in Canada? How many advanced diagnostic instruments

such as MRIs are available per capita in Canada?

And when will Canada stop having their cost of

pharmaceuticals subsidized by US consumers in the form of artificially price differentials?

Finally --

You brought up Sarah Palin's $100,000 payday. So what? A year ago she was $500,000 in debt due to a slew

of frivolous lawsuits brought by shills for the left

abusing a loophole in Alaska state law. If the left had

stopped attacking her (recall also the slam at her daughter

by David Letterman, despite Obama's "injunction" to

leave the children out of personal attacks), she wouldn't

have aroused so much interest.

What is your speaking fee?

Finally--the link on your page concerning your

Professorship at Ryerson University seems to be inoperative.

What field is your degree in, what institution of higher learning did you attend, what was your GPA?

Best Regards,

(email name)

PS--

The link http://www.ryerson.ca/news/news/General_Public

/20071003_DFrancis.html gives the following page when

clicked:

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10 posted on 04/16/2010 11:22:04 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.http://www.free)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Here’s why I’ll never have a job writing headlines: Clueless Canuck Comments Candidly Covering Commie Criminal Class


11 posted on 04/16/2010 11:28:03 PM PDT by KarinG1 (They should put the terror watch list online so we'd know who to drag out and feed to the gators.)
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To: fanfan; GMMAC; -YYZ-; USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Say, is Diane Francis one of those American draft dodgers that Trudeau let into your country back in the 1960s?


12 posted on 04/16/2010 11:58:17 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light. I hate slow drivers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I believe this is Diane Francis:


13 posted on 04/17/2010 12:04:07 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light. I hate slow drivers.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Oh my!


14 posted on 04/17/2010 12:40:38 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"She puts gunsights on a map to "target" Congressmen who voted for health care.

The Left takes figurative language literally when it suits their purpose. The image conveyed with the gun sights is that Democrats are being targeted. When one takes aim at a target, one uses gun sights.

Here are similar uses of the image:

Frontline: a military line formed by the most advanced tactical combat units:


15 posted on 04/17/2010 12:41:21 AM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s not about staring down the noise, it’s about buying votes. WITH OUR MONEY


16 posted on 04/17/2010 1:58:13 AM PDT by Carley (I'll keep clinging to the constitution, my guns and my religion, thank you.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Grey - that was too long. But if you are going to take on a Canadian dolt, all you have to do is mention the Premier of New Brunswick who just went to to the hospitals in Boston to save his own life. The Canadian health authorities wouldn’t operate on him in timely fashion so he went to Boston. His quote was something to the effect “I ran for Governor, I didn’t sign on to die”


17 posted on 04/17/2010 2:07:06 AM PDT by major-pelham
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I prefer reasonable people with ideas who treat others with respect. “

Really? You mean you hate all Liberal Democrats? They have no ideas and no respect.


18 posted on 04/17/2010 5:11:15 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Ruinous inflation will happen if the Tea Party had their way”

Uh-uh. Prosperity would erupt.


19 posted on 04/17/2010 5:14:47 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: jessduntno

oh, my…


20 posted on 04/17/2010 6:18:49 AM PDT by Mr. Thorne ("But iron, cold iron, shall be master of them all..." Kipling)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is in direct response to her recent visit to Canada, where even Canadians embraced her conservative message. In an interview, one Canadian wishes she would be Prime Minister of Canada! Of course, we know that’s not possible. But her message resonates to our Canuck neighbors.


21 posted on 04/17/2010 6:23:00 AM PDT by rintense
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

The whole country is in the crapper since Pelosi/Reid took over:

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/04/graph_of_the_day_for_april_10.html


22 posted on 04/17/2010 6:28:25 AM PDT by csmusaret (If it sounds like Marx and acts like Stalin, it must be Obama!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Yes, but back then (s)he was known as “Dwayne Frank”. (/just kidding)

Normally, she's not such a Moonbat — it seems that she was just channeling Peggy Noonan.

23 posted on 04/17/2010 9:35:46 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: KarinG1
"Here’s why I’ll never have a job writing headlines: Clueless Canuck Comments Candidly Covering Commie Criminal Class"
I can see why you'll never get that job.
You forgot the perfect "C" word to describe the author... ;)
24 posted on 04/17/2010 6:58:19 PM PDT by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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