Tuesday, September 30, 2008

95 Ways

95 Democrats said no to the bail out, and we need to send thank you's to everyone of them. I will post each and everyone of the 95...
Here is all the noes...

AbercrombieAderholtAkinAlexanderAltmireBacaBachmannBarrett (SC)BarrowBartlett (MD)Barton (TX)BecerraBerkleyBiggertBilbrayBilirakisBishop (UT)BlackburnBlumenauerBoustanyBoyda (KS)Braley (IA)Broun (GA)Brown-Waite, GinnyBuchananBurgessBurton (IN)ButterfieldBuyerCapitoCarneyCarsonCarterCastorCazayouxChabotChandlerChildersClayCleaverCobleConawayConyersCostelloCourtneyCuellarCulbersonCummingsDavis (KY)Davis, DavidDavis, LincolnDeal (GA)DeFazioDelahuntDentDiaz-Balart, L.Diaz-Balart, M.DoggettDoolittleDrakeDuncanEdwards (MD)English (PA)FallinFeeneyFilnerFlakeForbesFortenberryFoxxFranks (AZ)FrelinghuysenGalleglyGarrett (NJ)GerlachGiffords
GillibrandGingreyGohmertGoodeGoodlatteGravesGreen, AlGreen, GeneGrijalvaHall (TX)Hastings (WA)HayesHellerHensarlingHerseth SandlinHillHincheyHironoHodesHoekstraHoldenHulshofHunterInsleeIssaJackson (IL)Jackson-Lee (TX)JeffersonJohnson (GA)Johnson (IL)Johnson, SamJones (NC)JordanKagenKapturKellerKilpatrickKing (IA)KingstonKnollenbergKucinichKuhl (NY)LambornLampsonLathamLaTouretteLattaLeeLewis (GA)LinderLipinskiLoBiondoLucasLynchMackManzulloMarchantMathesonMcCarthy (CA)McCaul (TX)McCotterMcHenryMcIntyreMcMorris RodgersMicaMichaudMiller (FL)Miller (MI)MitchellMoran (KS)Murphy, TimMusgraveMyrickNapolitanoNeugebauerNunes
OrtizPascrellPastorPaulPaynePearcePencePeterson (MN)PetriPittsPlattsPoePrice (GA)RamstadRehbergReichertRenziRodriguezRogers (MI)RohrabacherRos-LehtinenRoskamRothmanRoybal-AllardRoyceRushSalazarSaliSánchez, Linda T.Sanchez, LorettaScaliseSchiffSchmidtScott (GA)Scott (VA)SensenbrennerSerranoShadeggShea-PorterShermanShimkusShulerShusterSmith (NE)Smith (NJ)SolisStarkStearnsStupakSullivanSuttonTaylorTerryThompson (CA)Thompson (MS)ThornberryTiahrtTiberiTierneyTurnerUdall (CO)Udall (NM)ViscloskyWalbergWalz (MN)WampWatsonWelch (VT)WestmorelandWhitfield (KY)Wittman (VA)WoolseyWuYarmuthYoung (AK)Young (FL)

Monday, September 29, 2008

"Membership Drive"

"Thank You"
To all who responded. Welcome to Democracy In Suffrage.
We have plenty of plan's for the future. Women's right are human rights.
I believe the way to get equal pay for equal work is an action group to confront these issues head on. We are looking for a few good
Women & Men.
Please contact us or donate to 822 Spring St. Braddock, PA 15104
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"The Truth Squad, You Mean Suppression of Free Speech"

" Senator Barack Hussein Obama / Presidental Nominee for President"
ring leader of operation suppression of free speech
" Senator Claire McCaskill"
co conspirator of suppression of free speech

" County Sheriff Oliver "Glenn"Boyer"
co conspirator of suppression of free speech

"St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Robert McCulloch"
co conspirator of suppression of free speech

" St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce"

co conspirator of suppression of free speech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESaturday, September 27, 2008Contact: Jessica Robinson, 573-751-0290
Gov. Blunt Statement on Obama Campaign’s Abusive Use of Missouri Law Enforcement
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Matt Blunt today issued the following statement on news reports that have exposed plans by U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics.
“St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.
“What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.
“This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election.
“Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts - not a free society.”

Sunday, September 28, 2008

"Bill O Rielly"

"OK" I thought hell froze over, but you all have got to see this. I wish the rest of the Americans would wake up. Tell me what you all think...

Saturday, September 27, 2008


I believe any woman who does not support this ticket, is a betrayal against thier gender, the more I see, the carrying on out there, the angrier I get. If I hear one more time about the right to choose I am going to scream. We need leadership in this country. The Democrats have been in power for two years. Have they stopped Bush no. Have they made a commitment to end the war no. Have they made any strides in making our economy secure no. I have seen Dennis Kucinich tried to rally the Democrats to impeach Bush & Cheny, but the Democratic leadership shot him down countless times. Democrats want to give a 750 billion dollar blank check, with no oversight committee. Some of that money they propose would go to the Acorn group, which I believe would just end up in the Obama's campaign. Some of the finest Democrats we have in office agree this is a mistake to give a blank check with no oversight...


"The First Presidential Debate"

I think one thing came out of this debate is how little Obama truly knows. How off base he was to mince words, and the work's of Henry Kissinger. I think Senator John McCain, he truly showed he is a leader. McCain I believe was very "Presidential". I hope the message got out there, that Obama is dangerous, egotistical, and blind side of his self worth, and importance. Let me know what you thought of the debate...

Friday, September 26, 2008

"Our First Press Release"

I like to thank all the people who made this possible; Glo you are constant strength and encouragement. I like to thank our Co Hort the Judge, and thank you for bringing your son ( an asset to us all ). To work hard is an understatement, I will put in the work for the success of Democracy In Suffrage. I like to thank the people who did show up and supported us. I believe even the smallest step is a leap forward. I hope to see each and everyone of you in the future. I know that it takes the courage of the few who make a movement build.
"Thank You All"

Democracy In Suffrage
Operation Bombardment
Let's start October off with a bang! Democracy In Suffrage calls upon all Political Action Groups to call your own press conference and announce your campaign to defeat Obama. We believe Oktoberfest should be celebrated with getting out the vote for McCain / Palin. We have templates for flyers, or create your own. Check your facts, include your sources. Please pass your flyers out, any place you can. Remember you have Halloween parades in your towns across America, which your group can march in wearing Senator Hillary Clinton gear, passing out flyers and candy. We recommend donning a Hillary mask, or better yet, Suffragette wear. There are even more festivals held in October than Oktoberfest (late September lasting into early October). Make sure no Obama rally goes unnoticed. I believe that out of 18 million there are enough of us to make a difference in the November Election. We know that McCain / Palin are not our ideals, but when it comes to experience to run a nation, we know they can. McCain has always acted like a moderate Democrat, and has crossed party lines on many occasions for the betterment of all. We must all say that to not vote for McCain / Palin because of a few issues that you don't agree with would be cutting your nose off to spite your face. Even Biden said he would be honored to be on McCain's ticket as Vice President; of course we all heard Biden say at a rally that Clinton would have been the better Vice Presidential choice than he, and that she had more than enough experience and qualifications to be President. We will take him at his word. McCain had the courage to show women of this great nation that not only could he choose a woman, but one who is more than qualified for the Vice Presidential spot. McCain spoke to every woman in the United States of America that he heard our call, and took action. Let's face it-- Sarah
Palin running a state for almost two years is more qualified than a Junior Senator who spent the first 147 days of his tenure running for President. So let's take that glass ceiling and shatter it once and for all. We call to our fellow Americans to get out the vote for McCain / Palin. Let's bring an understanding to all Americans--patriotism starts with their vote.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


"Crisis"; can we say Senator John McCain is being Presidential by suspending his campaign to deal with the crisis in Washington DC you bet! I believe Biden & Obama should suspend in this crisis. If our stock market drop's 2000 points or more that is called a collapse, a depression. Not a bull market, not a bear, but the whole Enchilada. "PEOPLE OF AMERICA" WAKE UP!!! This all started with the Nixon administration, evolved into operation Regan. "Not Clinton" But the ole' scored Republicans. Don't Blame All Republican. Senator Dodd is guilty he had a hand in this crisis along with other Democrats. Remember Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, has been diddle and dabble by Democrats too... Must we also forget , the top three beneficiaries of Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae have been Dodd, Obama, Kerry in that order.
(Remember, Acorn, Obama, this is a part of where he comes from)

Acorn, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Barack Obama’s Finance Chair-Penny Pritzker, All Tied To
As an executive at Fannie Mae, Franklin Raines illegally coerced his employees to falsify accounting facts so he’d get a maximum bonus. The government-backed firm used Enron-like fraud, in part at Raines’s orders, to create the largest bail-out in US history. Raines had the whistleblower fired. From the Heritage Foundation:
In 2004, after a tip from a whistle blower who was later fired, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (Ofheo) issued a report finding that the government-sponsored entity Fannie Mae had engaged in Enron-like accounting machinations that allowed Fannie to overstate its earnings and underestimate the risk the company faced. The accounting wizardry Fannie engaged in was designed so that Fannie could meet profit targets tomaximize bonus payments to company executives like Clinton administration deputy attorney general Jamie Gorelick and Carter administration assistant director for domestic policy Franklin Raines.
From the ACU:
Following his tenure in Democrat Bill Clinton’s White House as Budget Director, Raines returned to Fannie Mae where he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer prior to being forced out over accounting fraud allegations that federal authorities claimed were used to pad his own pocket with tens of millions of dollars in un-earned bonuses on top of his multi-million dollar pay. Raines and other top executives drew multi-million dollar salaries at Fannie Mae for many years.
Although he claimed no wrong doing, Raines agreed to settle the suit with the federal government just this year and agreed to pay back a few million of the near $50 million it had been alleged he obtained illegally through bonuses not due from Fannie Mae.
Now, this criminal is Barack Obama’s campaign adviser. Only one member of Congress, Chris Dodd, received more kickbacks from Raines’s Fannie Mae cronies than did Barack Obama–over $120,000 in bribes.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Invest in Democrats
Published by Lindsay Renick Mayer on July 16, 2008
(For an updated chart that includes contributions from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae's PACs and employees to ALL lawmakers back to 1989, including to their leadership PACs, go here.) and data The federal government recently announced that it will come to the rescue of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, two embattled mortgage buyers that for years have pursued a lobbying strategy to get lawmakers on their side. Both companies have poured money into lobbying and campaign contributions to federal candidates, parties and committees as a general tactic, but they've also directed those contributions strategically. In the 2006 election cycle, Fannie Mae was giving 53 percent of its total $1.3 million in contributions to Republicans, who controlled Congress at that time. This cycle, with Democrats in control, they've reversed course, giving the party 56 percent of their total $1.1 million in contributions. Similarly, Freddie Mac has given 53 percent of its $555,700 in contributions to Democrats this cycle, compared to the 44 percent it gave during 2006. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have also strategically given more contributions to lawmakers currently sitting on committees that primarily regulate their industry. Fifteen of the 25 lawmakers who have received the most from the two companies combined since the 1990 election sit on either the House Financial Services Committee; the Senate Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committee; or the Senate Finance Committee. The others have seats on the powerful Appropriations or Ways & Means committees, are members of the congressional leadership or have run for president. Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), chairman of the Senate banking committee, has received the most from Fannie and Freddie's PACs and employees ($133,900 since 1989). Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) has received $65,500. Kanjorski chairs the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government-Sponsored Enterprises, and Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are government-sponsored enterprises, or GSEs. Top Recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie MacCampaign Contributions, 1989-2008
1. Dodd, Christopher J
2. Kerry, John
3. Obama, Barack
4. Clinton, Hillary
5. Kanjorski, Paul E
6. Bennett, Robert F
7. Johnson, Tim
8. Conrad, Kent
9. Davis, Tom
10. Bond, Christopher S 'Kit'
11. Bachus, Spencer
12. Shelby, Richard C
13. Emanuel, Rahm
14. Reed, Jack
15. Carper, Tom
16. Frank, Barney
17. Maloney, Carolyn B
18. Bean, Melissa
19. Blunt, Roy
20. Pryce, Deborah
21. Miller, Gary
22. Pelosi, Nancy
23. Reynolds, Tom
24. Hoyer, Steny H
25. Hooley, Darlene
Includes contributions from PACs and individuals.2008 cycle totals based on data downloaded from theFederal Election Commission on June 30, 2008.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


For Immediate Release
Ms Je'Amour P. Matthews
822 Spring St.
North Braddock, PA 15104

Democratic group gathers to say No to Obama!
Supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton, from across the country, will hold a press conference to announce the Kick Off to their Nation Wide Pre Election initiative to defeat Senator Obama.
The press conference will be held on Friday, September 26th at the Pennsylvania Capitol Rotunda located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and will promptly begin at 11 a.m.
Democracy In Suffrage, a newly formed nonprofit political action group, will be hosting this event, and its founder Ms Je’Amour P. Matthews states that “not only will this press conference launch Democracy In Suffrage’s first political action but I am hoping that others who supported Hillary will now find their voice, and declare their support for the initiative to defeat Senator Obama by holding similar pre-election press conferences across the country."
Lynn Forester Rothschild, a top fundraiser of Democratic Party and a member of Democrats Abroad, has announced her support of Senator John McCain. She is not alone in her conclusion to not support Obama, and Ms Matthews and others believe that the stakes in the upcoming presidential election are just too high for those who oppose Obama to sit back and do nothing. Unlike any other time in the nation’s history our country needs experience, and by Obama not having Hillary on the ticket as his Vice President, or better yet by not simply doing the right thing for God and Country by becoming Hillary’s Vice President, he has proved that he places self interest and personal success above the real need and prosperity of this great nation, therefore he simply must be stopped!
Representatives from various states such as Ohio, Indiana, New Jersey, and New York will be on hand during the press conference and will carry Democracy In Suffrage’s initiative back to their respective states where they will continue to work for its success until Election Day. Http://democracyinsuffrage.blogspot.com

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

“Mind Over Load”

I have sat back for a few days digesting all I have read, and what I have seen. I am perplexed, and motivated more than ever. We need to get the message out there to all the news papers. Write the editors and explain how can Obama lead a nation, when Obama and his running mate seem to be running on opposite platforms,
one wants clean coal technology the other says no way. So which is it? This raises another issue, what other issue are they on the opposite sides? How can an administration operate when it's leaders are on opposite sides of the fence. This gives more credence to vote McCain / Palin at least they seem like they are on the same page...

"Action Please"

We need to contact every major news channel, show, news paper, and scream foul, is this not a Democracy, how can this man get away with this...

The Speech Palin WOULD HAVE GIVEN at Rally TODAY, If Obama Didn’t Have Her Removed from the Speaker’s List
Governor Palin, the Republican nominee for vice president, was scheduled to speak today at a rally in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza to protest the appearance here of President Ahmadinejad of Iran. Her appearance was canceled by rally organizers who were facing threats from Senator Obama’s Campaign. Following are the remarks Mrs. Palin would have given:
Palin on Ahmadinejad: ‘He Must Be Stopped’
By SARAH PALIN September 22, 2008
I am honored to be with you and with leaders from across this great country — leaders from different faiths and political parties united in a single voice of outrage.
Tomorrow, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will come to New York — to the heart of what he calls the Great Satan — and speak freely in this, a country whose demise he has called for.
Ahmadinejad may choose his words carefully, but underneath all of the rhetoric is an agenda that threatens all who seek a safer and freer world. We gather here today to highlight the Iranian dictator’s intentions and to call for action to thwart him.
He must be stopped.
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.
If we retreat without leaving a stable Iraq, Iran’s nuclear ambitions will be bolstered. If Iran acquires nuclear weapons — they could share them tomorrow with the terrorists they finance, arm, and train today. Iranian nuclear weapons would set off a dangerous regional nuclear arms race that would make all of us less safe.
But Iran is not only a regional threat; it threatens the entire world. It is the no. 1 state sponsor of terrorism. It sponsors the world’s most vicious terrorist groups, Hamas and Hezbollah. Together, Iran and its terrorists are responsible for the deaths of Americans in Lebanon in the 1980s, in Saudi Arabia in the 1990s, and in Iraq today. They have murdered Iraqis, Lebanese, Palestinians, and other Muslims who have resisted Iran’s desire to dominate the region. They have persecuted countless people simply because they are Jewish.
Iran is responsible for attacks not only on Israelis, but on Jews living as far away as Argentina. Anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial are part of Iran’s official ideology and murder is part of its official policy. Not even Iranian citizens are safe from their government’s threat to those who want to live, work, and worship in peace. Politically-motivated abductions, torture, death by stoning, flogging, and amputations are just some of its state-sanctioned punishments.
It is said that the measure of a country is the treatment of its most vulnerable citizens. By that standard, the Iranian government is both oppressive and barbaric. Under Ahmadinejad’s rule, Iranian women are some of the most vulnerable citizens.
If an Iranian woman shows too much hair in public, she risks being beaten or killed.
If she walks down a public street in clothing that violates the state dress code, she could be arrested.
But in the face of this harsh regime, the Iranian women have shown courage. Despite threats to their lives and their families, Iranian women have sought better treatment through the “One Million Signatures Campaign Demanding Changes to Discriminatory Laws.” The authorities have reacted with predictable barbarism. Last year, women’s rights activist Delaram Ali was sentenced to 20 lashes and 10 months in prison for committing the crime of “propaganda against the system.” After international protests, the judiciary reduced her sentence to “only” 10 lashes and 36 months in prison and then temporarily suspended her sentence. She still faces the threat of imprisonment.
Earlier this year, Senator Clinton said that “Iran is seeking nuclear weapons, and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps is in the forefront of that” effort. Senator Clinton argued that part of our response must include stronger sanctions, including the designation of the IRGC as a terrorist organization. John McCain and I could not agree more.
Senator Clinton understands the nature of this threat and what we must do to confront it. This is an issue that should unite all Americans. Iran should not be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons. Period. And in a single voice, we must be loud enough for the whole world to hear: Stop Iran!
Only by working together, across national, religious, and political differences, can we alter this regime’s dangerous behavior. Iran has many vulnerabilities, including a regime weakened by sanctions and a population eager to embrace opportunities with the West. We must increase economic pressure to change Iran’s behavior.
Tomorrow, Ahmadinejad will come to New York. On our soil, he will exercise the right of freedom of speech — a right he denies his own people. He will share his hateful agenda with the world. Our task is to focus the world on what can be done to stop him.
We must rally the world to press for truly tough sanctions at the U.N. or with our allies if Iran’s allies continue to block action in the U.N. We must start with restrictions on Iran’s refined petroleum imports.
We must reduce our dependency on foreign oil to weaken Iran’s economic influence.
We must target the regime’s assets abroad; bank accounts, investments, and trading partners.
President Ahmadinejad should be held accountable for inciting genocide, a crime under international law.
We must sanction Iran’s Central Bank and the Revolutionary Guard Corps — which no one should doubt is a terrorist organization.
Together, we can stop Iran’s nuclear program.
Senator McCain has made a solemn commitment that I strongly endorse: Never again will we risk another Holocaust. And this is not a wish, a request, or a plea to Israel’s enemies. This is a promise that the United States and Israel will honor, against any enemy who cares to test us. It is John McCain’s promise and it is my promise.
Thank you.

"Ready To March"

Here is the real deal; we are planning a march October 13, 2008 in State College Pennsylvania, the march we plan on is to begin at 2:30 pm, al the details will be posted. ( We will march like Martin Luther King ) peaceful, respectful, mindful, but let our spirits soar...
"Please contact me if you plan to attend"

Monday, September 22, 2008

"Membership Drive"

Monday 29, 2008, September 6-7 pm Fuddruckers at the Homestead Waterfront on the patio. Join us in the fight for equality, Women's rights are human rights.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

"Keep Passing This Around"

"Feminist Alert"

We need to make sure this is in every Obamabot's face cause this is the facts. "Obama" does not care about you or me. What he will do just to get elected...

Pay Equity starts at home, Barack.
"The most recent statistics are for the half-year from Oct. 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008, excluding interns and focusing on full-time personnel. For someone who workedonly until, say, last Feb. 29, extrapolating up to six months' service simplifies this analysis. Doubling these half-year figures illustrates how a year's worth of Senate employees' paychecks should look.Based on these calculations, Obama's 28 male staffers divided among themselvestotal payroll expenditures of $1,523,120. Thus, Obama's average male employeeearned $54,397.Obama's 30 female employees split $1,354,580 among themselves, or $45,152, onaverage.Why this disparity? One reason may be the under-representation of women in Obama's highest-compensated ranks. Among Obama's five best-paid advisors, only one was a woman. Among his top 20, seven were women."

"The New Agenda"


This is the problem we have, NOW needs a message sent to them that they dropped the ball, and there organization has made it clear they have lost there focus, But on the other hand the "The New Agenda" is addressing NOW endorsement...


Democracy In Suffrage

mission statement has said it all, we are the new deal, cause we address sexism misogyny, on the first sentence of the mission statement. If we as women of the United States of America, if we keep dancing around what the reality is, then we will never get taken serious. We need warriors, we need to stop this mandy pandy pandering. This is what wrong, we need to, as in Women's right are Human Rights, We need to quit cow towing to society, and say enough is enough. We need to shout from the roof tops foul.

Here is what we need to do, NOW needs to have there coffers smacked, ie no money will change there tune. Second NOW never properly address the misogyny in the primary, but got up in arms over the cover of a magazine with Obama and his wife. They need a reality check. I support any organization that supports women, but look at there little July get together in Washington, did they have a large celebration for the anniversary of Seneca Falls Convention. "Nope it got an honorable mention, as a woman's group it should have centered around that. If it was not for Lucretia Coffin Mott, or Elizabeth Cady Stanton where would we be NOW, pardon the pun...

Let's as Women ( Suffragettes ) & Men of Honor address this how it is...

NOW has turned there backs on Women, because of a few issues, instead of focusing on the whole picture. NOW has lost there focus, and ride on as being one of the first. "NOW" needs to be debunk and scraped until they come up to page...

I am leaving NOW & Forever...

Democracy In Suffrage & The New Agenda

Let's carry it across the finish line...

The New Agenda responds to NOW endorsement
September 20, 2008by Violet Socks, EditorcloseAuthor: Violet Socks, Editor Name: Violet Socks, EditorEmail: violetsocks@gmail.comSite: http://www.reclusiveleftist.com/About: Violet Socks is the editor of thenewagenda.net website, and also blogs as the Reclusive Leftist..See Authors Posts (7)
The Washington Post headline reads: Women’s Group Condemns NOW Endorsement of Obama.
Okay, that’s putting it a bit harshly. We’re not condemning NOW; we’re raising our collective eyebrow in puzzlement. (But other than that, it’s a great piece. Thanks, Garance Franke-Ruta!)
Here’s the full text of our press release:
The New Agenda responds to NOW Endorsement
Sept. 19, 2008 - The New Agenda, a non-partisan women’s advocacy organization, recognizes the decades of worthy work and achievement by the National Organization for Women. But The New Agenda is concerned that NOW’s recent endorsement of Barack Obama leaves many women in this country out in the cold.
This precedent-setting move marks the first time in NOW’s 42-year history that it has endorsed an all-male ticket.
Since its founding in 1966, NOW has endorsed only five presidential candidates:
1972 Shirley Chisholm for President1984 WalterMondale/Geraldine Ferraro for President/Vice President2003 Carol Moseley Braun for President2008 Hillary Rodham Clinton for President2008 Barack Obama/Joseph Biden for President/Vice President
The New Agenda co-founder Amy Siskind says, “We find it quite perplexing that NOW has chosen this moment to endorse an all-male ticket.” The endorsement seems all the more puzzling given the fact that the Republican Party is running its first female candidate for Vice-President, Gov. Sarah Palin, and the Green Party is fielding its first all-woman presidential ticket with Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente.
“Women need to stand together and help one another,” says Siskind. “Women’s issues such as unfair pay, domestic violence, and unpaid leave impact women of all political parties.”
The New Agenda is a not-for-profit organization and will not be endorsing a candidate in the presidential election.
The group is in talks with representatives from both Senator Obama’s and Senator McCain’s campaigns about the platform of women’s issues it wants to see addressed.
The New Agenda has also requested a meeting with Gov. Sarah Palin to discuss the group’s platform.
Jennifer Borg, another co-founder of The New Agenda, says, “We want to give Sarah Palin a chance to tell us what Sarah Palin believes on women’s issues.”

"Terrorist Ties You Cannot Dennie"

"Texas Hill Country Another Post, I Had To Post On Here"
Job Well Done

ANOTHER Terrorist Fundraising For Obama? Will It Never End???
Posted on September 21, 2008 by Texas Hill Country
Hatem El-Hady was the chairman of an Islamic “charity” named Kindhearts with was closed by the US government in 2006 for terrorist fundraising as a part of the “Holy Land Foundation” series of closures. These “foundations” sent millions of dollars to Hamas in Lebanon, according to the US government.
And, according to FPM, El-Hady’s “leadership of Kindhearts is not the only thing that has brought him scrutiny by federal law enforcement officials. Last summer, El-Hady was questioned by the FBI concerning his knowledge of possible conspirators in a UK-based terror plot.”
Now, Judicial Watch has new news on El-Hady’s current activities… “El-Hady’s new mission is to move Obama into the White House.”
Interestingly enough, El-Hady even had his own page on My.BarackObama.com, a website modeled after myspace and facebook where supporters can have their own page, blog and add “friends.” The most notable thing about El-Hady’s page… one of his three “friends” was Michelle Obama.
When news of the connection between El-Hady and Obama leaked, Michelle Obama’s name was quietly removed from El-Hady’s page, then the page was closed all together. Little Green Footballs has screenshots of the evolution from Friend, to Not Friends, to Gone.
An interesting thing to note is that El-Hady had earned 288 points on my.barackobama.com. Points are earned by attending events, phone banking, writing superdelegates, and a variety of other things. The 288 points may not seem like much, but it puts him at a ranking of around 30,000 out of several hundred thousand people, so he was obviously active.
So, my question is this… How many of these “bad guys” have to come out of the woodworks for the American people to go… “WTF?”

"I urge all to write every one of your Represenatives"

"Why" is it family planning, how about women's educational choice programs. We need to write every Republican, Democrat, Independent, or other who represent us and tell them it is about time women are not denied choice or most important an alternative, like comprehensive education on disease, and birth control. Maybe if we kept education and female health all on one page we would not have these misconceptions, and the oh my god christian in your face screaming abortion would not be. I keep saying if we have real health classes that teach "our" children around 5-6 or six years of age, the whole nine yards. It is proven in other countries they have the lowest disease rate, lowest teen pregnancy rate. "OK" I am done complaining, "Now" my Suffragettes and Men of Honor let's write these fools and get them on the good stick...

HHS tries to take away "Birth Control"

July 23, 2008
Senators to Leavitt: Abandon Attempt to Undermine Women's Health
In letter to HHS Secretary, 28 Senators Say Proposed Rule Would Limit Women's Family Planning Options, Access to Health Care Services
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Twenty-eight U.S. Senators today wrote to Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt urging him to drop a draft regulation which could deny access to critical family planning options to millions of American women. The draft rule, which surfaced last week in news reports, aims to change the definition of abortion to include all contraceptives and therefore allow health care providers and corporations to refuse to provide family planning.

The draft regulation could have the effect of severely undermining hard-fought state laws that guarantee women's access to birth control and could put federal programs like Medicaid and Title X, which provide family-planning services to millions of women, in jeopardy as well.

"As a matter of public policy, it is utterly irresponsible for the federal government to hinder women's access to contraceptive services. We urge you not to pursue this course of action as it would seriously undermine the access of millions of American women to affordable and effective reproductive-health care," the Senators wrote.

Last week, Senators Patty Murray and Hillary Rodham Clinton called on Leavitt to kill the draft rule. While the Senators have not heard back from the Secretary directly, a Department spokesman indicated that HHS "has an obligation to enforce" laws that would allow the hiring of health care professionals who could deny family planning options to women. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/115724.php

The full text of the Senators' letter follows:

Dear Mr. Secretary:

It has come to our attention that a draft regulation is being prepared by the Department of Health and Human Services that would have the effect of encouraging health-care institutions and individuals to refuse to provide birth control to patients who need it. We are writing today to urge you to abandon plans to promulgate such a rule. Though the proposed rule purports to enforce two existing pieces of legislation known as the Church and Weldon amendments, in fact, it goes much further. The draft regulation could deny access to critical family planning for women across the country.

In particular, the regulation, if it is published as it presently exists in its draft form, will define abortion as "any of the various procedures … that result in the termination of the life of a human being in utero between conception and natural birth, whether before or after implantation." (Emphasis added.) In other words, the draft regulation would define birth control as abortion and therefore allow individuals and health-care corporations to refuse to provide family planning.

By medical definition, a pregnancy does not begin until a fertilized egg implants in a woman's uterine wall. Most modern forms of birth control work, among other ways, by blocking a fertilized egg from doing so. Calling a fertilized egg "before implantation" a "human being in utero" is factually and biologically incorrect. Confusing the definitions of contraception and abortion could have profound implications, leading to disarray in law, regulations, and policy.

Here are but a few examples:

First, the regulation would allow health-care institutions – HMOs, health plans, and hospitals, for instance - to claim "conscientious objection" to birth control in addition to abortion, and to refuse to prescribe contraception and make referrals for birth control.

Second, the regulation directly undermines many important state laws. It could threaten rape survivors’ access to emergency contraception in hospital emergency rooms, and might even prevent women from learning that this option exists. Fourteen states currently have laws guaranteeing that access. Similarly, six states have laws ensuring that pharmacists will fill women’s birth control prescriptions. This draft regulation could directly undermine those laws. Finally, 27 states have laws guaranteeing contraceptive equity in health-insurance plans; this draft regulation could place those guarantees in jeopardy.

Third, the regulation appears to stand in open conflict with at least two federal programs that require contraceptive services to be provided to clients upon request: Medicaid and Title X. The Medicaid program includes birth control as a mandated benefit for patients. The sole purpose of the Title X program is to provide family planning and other related reproductive-health services. This regulation could throw both programs into chaos by telling both individual program staff and health-care institutions that they may refuse to provide family planning after all.

The fact is, most Americans – regardless of their position on reproductive choice -- agree that increasing access to birth control prevents unintended pregnancies – and results in fewer abortions. As a matter of public policy, it is utterly irresponsible for the federal government to hinder women’s access to contraceptive services.

We urge you not to pursue this course of action as it would seriously undermine the access of millions of American women to affordable and effective reproductive-health care.


Senator Patty Murray
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
Senator Barbara Boxer
Senator Barack Obama
Senator Debbie Stabenow
Senator Maria Cantwell
Senator Frank R. Lautenberg
Senator John F. Kerry
Senator Bernard Sanders
Senator Robert Menendez
Senator Charles E. Schumer
Senator Patrick J. Leahy
Senator Sherrod Brown
Senator Claire McCaskill
Senator Ron Wyden
Senator Richard J. Durbin
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator Jon Tester
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski
Senator Tom Harkin
Senator Max Baucus
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Senator Blanche Lincoln
Senator Russ Feingold
Senator Benjamin L. Cardin
Senator Edward Kennedy
Senator Harry Reid
Senator Christopher J. Dodd

Saturday, September 20, 2008

"Please Help"

Democracy In Suffrage needs help to get by. We are asking anyone who wants to get involved you are welcome. There is contact information on the blog. I want to let everyone know that I am in it for the long hall...

Sincerely Je'Amour

If you are in Western Pennsylvania, want to join us at the meeting tomorrow 6 pm Fuddruckers Homestead Waterfront, Homestead PA, on the patio

Friday, September 19, 2008

"McCain/Palin Headquarters PA"

"Monroeville, Parkway Building there is a McCain office, they need help, well so do we...
Victory OfficesSouthwest Victory HQAllegheny County100 Fleet Street Pittsburgh, PA 15220Contact: Chris Metz(717) 644-8128mailto:644-8128cmetz@pagop.org

Blair County GOP/Victory HQ413 Logan Blvd.Altoona, PA 16602(814) 944-4504Contact: Phil Copley (717) 306-8913mailto:306-8913pcopley@pagop.org

Bucks County Victory HQ1410 West Street RoadWarminster, PA 18974Contact: Steven Kratz(267) 282-5235mailto:282-5235skratz@pagop.org

Butler County Victory HQ133 S. Main St.Butler, PA 16001Contact: Kial Vidic(717) 644-8831mailto:644-8831kvidic@pagop.org

Cambria GOP/Victory HQ636 Main St.Johnstown, PA 15901Contact: Phil Copley(717) 306-8913mailto:306-8913pcopley@pagop.org

Chester Co. Victory Headquarters Devon Square Two,744 West Lancaster Ave, First Floor, Suite 105 Wayne, PA 19087Contact: John Kalinger(717) 222-9259mailto:%20jkalinger@pagop.org McCain/Victory State HQDauphin County112 State StreetHarrisburg, PA 17102Contact: John Case(717) 418-2248mailto:418-2248jcase@pagop.org

Delaware Victory HQ5035 Township Line RoadDrexel Hill, PA 19026Contact: Mitch Vidovich(717) 306-8840mailto:306-8840mvidovich@pagop.org

Erie/Northwest Victory HQ163 W. 14th St. Erie, PA 16501 Contact: Jon Hopcraft(717) 306-8541mailto:306-8541jhopcraft@pagop.org

Huntingdon County Victory Center621 Washington St.Huntingdon, PA 16652Contact: Ann Layng(814) 599-0175mailto:%20anlayng@geisinger.eduContact: Phillip Copley(717) 306-8913mailto:306-8913pcopley@pagop.org

GOP/South Central Victory HQLancaster902 Columbia AvenueLancaster, PA 17603Contact: Bryan Troop(717) 606-4047mailto:606-4047btroop@pagop.org

Lehigh Valley Victory2285 Schoenersville Road, Space 27Bethlehem, PA 18017Contact: Matt Balazik(717) 644-8778mailto:%20mbalazik@pagop.org Secondary: Skip Salvesen(717) 306-8951mailto:306-8951ssalvesen@pagop.org

Northeast Victory HQ 23 Dallas Shopping CenterDallas, PA 18612Primary Contact: Brandon Danz(717) 418-9682mailto:%20bdanz@pagop.orgSecondary Contact: Valerie Caras(717) 306-8848mailto:306-8848vcaras@pagop.org

McCain/Southeast Victory HQMontgomery County475 Norristown RoadBlue Bell, PA 19422Contact: Adam Gattuso267-470-4051(717) 306-8997mailto:%20agattuso@pagop.orgPhiladelphia GOP/Victory HQ3605 Cottman AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19149215-904-7263Contact: Adam Gattuso(717) 306-8997 agattuso@pagop.org

Westmoreland GOP/Victory HQ23 North Maple St. Greensburg, PA 15601Contact: John Kearney(717) 982-8314mailto:982-8314jkearney@mccain08hq.com

York Victory HQ 2210 East Market Street York, PA 17402Contact: John Case(717) 418-2248mailto:%20jcase@pagop.org

"Obama Heckeled By African Americans"

Well there was video footage of over a dozen heckler in another part of the rally who got thrown out. Once again the Obamabot's scrub the internet. Sorry folks it is fact I have seen the video now I am having a hard time to find it. Someone is scrubbing...

"Press Release"

For Immediate Release

Ms.Je'Amour P. Matthew
822 Spring St.
North Braddock, PA 15104
412 351-6764
Democratic group gathers to say No to Obama!
Supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton, from across the country, will hold a press conference to announce the Kick Off to their Nation Wide Pre Election initiative to defeat Senator Obama.
The press conference will be held on Friday, September 26th at the Capital Rotunda located in Harrisburg Pennsylvania and will promptly begin at 11 a.m.
Democracy In Suffrage, a newly formed non profit political action group, will be hosting this event, and its founder Ms. Je’Amour P. Matthew states that “not only will this press conference launch Democracy In Suffrage’s first political action but she is hoping that other’s who supported Hillary will now find there voice, and declare their support for the initiative to defeat Senator Obama by holding similar pre-election press conference’s across the country.
Lynn Forester Rothschild; a top fund raiser of Democratic Party, and a member of Democrats Abroad, has announced the support of Senator John McCain. She is not alone in her conclusion to Not support Obama, and Ms. Matthew, and other’s believe that the stakes, in the upcoming presidential election are just too high for those who oppose Obama to sit back, and do nothing. Unlike any other time in the nation’s history our country needs experience, and by Obama Not having Hillary on the ticket as his Vice President, or better yet by not simply doing the right thing for God and Country, by instead becoming Hillary’s Vice President Obama has proved that he places self interest and personal success above the real need, and prosperity of this great nation therefore, he simply must be stopped!
Representative's from various states such as: Ohio, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, will be on hand during the press conference and will carry Democracy in Suffrage’s initiative back to the respective states where they will continue to work for its success on Election Day.

"Here Put The Palin Rumors To Rest"

{ 2008 09 06 }
Palin Rumors
Permalink to this listhttp://explorations.chasrmartin.com/2008/09/06/palin-rumorshttp://www.palinrumors.com
Yes, she is Governor of Alaska. No, she’s not the Lieutenant Governor. No, she’s not currently Mayor of Wasilla. Yes, she was Mayor of Wasilla, some years ago.
Yes, as Governor of Alaska, she’s the Commander in Chief of the Alaska National Guard. And yes, her professional military subordinate is quite impressed with her in that role.
And yes, the New York Times says the job of Governor of Alaska is one of the harder, and more powerful, jobs in state government.
Yes, there are people in Alaska who think she’s too liberal.
Yes, she did giggle when someone called Lyda Green a “bitch.” Yes, Lyda Green is a cancer survivor. Yes, it was the same Lyda Green who tried to force a scheduling conflict that would make Palin miss her son’s high school graduation. Yes, this would also be the Lyda Green who complained no one had asked her about Palin during the vetting process.
Yes, she did push for and approve the Wasilla Sports Center. Yes, it did cost a lot of money. (People keep saying $20 million, that article says $14.5 million, but then they also added a $1.2 million dollar food service/kitchen piece. This year, after Palin was out of office as Mayor.) Yes, the city went into debt to do it (how did you buy your house, bunkie?) and raised the city sales tax from 2 percent to 2.5 percent to pay for it. Yes, the city is paying it off early. Yes, there is an ongoing dispute about title (following a struggle with the Nature Conservancy and another buyer. And yes, at the time it was built, Wasilla had a Federal judge’s decision that they had title to the land. Here’s a place to think a little, folks: if Wasilla got a $15 million sports center, and got a mortgage for it, then the city incurred more longterm debt, you bet. It also got a capital asset. You do it with a mortgage; a city does it by setting up bonds and a tax base to service the bonds. Same thing. Whether it was wise or not is another question, but the bonds and tax increase were approved by a special election by the people in Wasilla.
Yes, she did want authority to have wolves culled from the air, because they were taking too many moose and caribou. Which people hunt for food in the back country in Alaska. No, she isn’t shooting them herself. I mean, not that she couldn’t, but I’m sure she doesn’t have time. (Thanks to bluemerlin in the comments.)
Look, this is one of those that I’m tempted to categorize under “cripes, what city folks will believe.” You don’t sport hunt from the air; this isn’t some fascination with “blood sports.” This is wildlife management; the authority wasn’t general, it was for only a limited number of wolves, and it was to be done by people with state-issued permits. Here’s how this happens in the wild in a predator-prey model: the predators build up to the point that they cut the population of the prey animals dramatically. They then starve. The prey animals then build up again. Repeat. Only, in this case, the predators who would starve include Alaska’s native (and Native) human population.
No, the Downs baby (Trig) isn’t Bristol’s kid, and no, the kid wasn’t born with Downs because (a) Palin flew on an airplane (b) went home to have the baby after an amniotic leak (c) because he was the result of incest between Todd Palin and Bristol.
No, Track (the kid who is leaving for Iraq) didn’t join the NG because he was a drug addict. (It’s worth noting that drug addiction is a medical disqualification for service.) He may have joined the NG because he was tired of people saying his Mom was getting him into the good hockey leagues. (Yes, that one was original reporting. I’ve got sources in Wasilla.) It also wasn’t because he had been caught for some juvenile crimes (see the end of the list.) That “join the army or go to jail” thing doesn’t happen much any more, and in any case he didn’t enlist until two years after the supposed vandalism thing.
No, Willow and Piper aren’t named for witches on TV. Among other things, Willow was born before Buffy came on TV, and Piper was born before Charmed was a popular girls name in 1994. In any case, try to settle on one theory, okay: she can’t both be a witch and be a crazy AoG fundamentalist, can she?
Yes, Trig’s name may be misspelled. Isn’t it usually “Tryg” as in “Trygve”? In any case, I doubt he’s named for the Secretary General of the UN (1948-1952), either. But at least that was before he was born, unlike the others.(Thanks to Chris, via his blog.)
Yes, it appears that she has a Big Dipper tattooed on her ankle. She lost a bet.
No, she’s never been in any porn as far as anyone can find (and God knows I get enough google hits on those very topics.) I would think the Big Dipper tattoo would be a giveaway.
No, no one seems to be able to even find swimsuit pictures of her from her beauty queen days; God knows I looked. The bikini pictures that are around are photoshopped, just like the Vogue cover I have up.
No she wasn’t a member of the (wild-eyed libertarian) Alaska independence Party, although her husband once was
No, neither the (Canadian) National Post, nor Marc Armbinder at the Atlantic have troubled themselves to issue a correction. Yes, the New York Times did finally correct their story of September 1 — on September 5. And on page 14. This was after Elizabeth Bumiller was quoted by Howard Kurtz as saying she was “completely confident about the story.” Yes, that was after the New York Times’s source retracted the story. Yes, this should embarrass the Times, Bumiller, and Howard Kurtz. No, there have been no signs of embarrassment.
No, she was never a Pat Buchanan supporter; even when Buchanan claims she was, she was on the board of Steve Forbes’a campaign in Alaska. Yes, Palin was a Steve Forbes supporter in 2000.
No, she’s not anti-semitic. In fact, she has an Israeli flag in her office. (Contrary to popular belief, the usual Evangelical thinks Israel has a right to exist, granted by God.)
No, I don’t think she’s being “indoctrinated by Lieberman and AIPAC as we speak”; I don’t get the feeling that being indoctrinated is something that Palin does well.
Yes, it seems unlikely that she’s going to be in hiding for the next two weeks seeing as she’s been in rallies twice in the last two days. Or at least it’s going to be real rough, given that she has three media interviews scheduled today (6 September) alone. Note: Since then she’s been interviewed on several occasions, and it’s still not quite two weeks.
Yes, it does appear that Palin’s local pastor preached about an end time when God will judge everyone, even Wasilla, Alaska, and the United States. Duh. This is called the book of Revelation, and while I don’t believe it personally, I don’t see it as a disqualifier for the hundred million or so Baptists, Methodists, Evangelicals, Episcopalians, Catholics, Assembly of God, Presbyterian, Lutherans (traditional and Missouri Synod), African Methodist, and so on Christians in the US.
Yes, I do sometimes wonder about the state of Andrew’s health. All of this is true, but it screws up the numbering. The next update will introduce a new ordering with a new numbering.
No, she’s doesn’t believe that the Iraq War was directed by God. Yes, she did pray that proceeding with the war was God’s will: “they should pray ‘that our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God, that’s what we have to make sure we are praying for, that there is a plan, and that plan is God’s plan.’” (Ever hear the phrase “Not my will, but Thine, be done”?) Yes, this apparently freaks some people right out. But it’s worth mentioning that Obama has also prayed that he was acting in line with God’s will. Here’s a little hint for the confused here: if someone prays for rain, that doesn’t mean they think it’s already raining.
It’s a little unclear who Buchanan supports now. At one point, he seemed to be supporting Obama. (Buchanan did think her speech was amazing, but then so do 80 percent of the people who saw it.) Buchanan did say “I stand with Obama” after Obama’s acceptance speech. Buchanan sure doesn’t like McCain though.
Yes, she was apparently pregnant when she got married
No, so far there’s no confirmation she had an affair while she was married, and they’ve denied it pretty strongly. No, she wouldn’t be the first Christian woman who got a little on the side, if it were true.
No, she wasn’t named as a co-respondent in a divorce; there’s no evidence she had an affair with her husbands’ business partner. The partner tried to have his divorce records sealed because he was being harrassed by journalists who used them to get his phone number. The National Enquirer seems to still be pushing this one.
Yes, barring immaculate conception virgin birth (whatever), Bristol appears to have had sex with her fiancee. No, Bristol didn’t receive only “abstinence-only” sex ed.
Yes, I have it on reliable report that Sarah Levi’s mom has been heard screaming “Way to go Levi!” at her future son-in-law son. No, it doesn’t appear to have been when Bristol broke the news to her family.
Note: I originally understood this story to be about Sarah, not Levi’s mom, in the context of hockey games. As such, it’s shouldn’t be in a Sarah Palin Rumors story, but I like the story too much to delete it.
yes, her 17 year old daughter is pregnant; no, the baby’s father is not an eighth grader; no, having sex at 16 is not statutory rape in Alaska. And no, there’s no way that a 17 year old can be 5 months pregnant as a result of having sex before she was 16. Learn to count for God’s sakes.
yes, she did fire the public safety guy, Monegan — but he said in the Anchorage paper that, for the record, she never, and no one else in her administration ever, tried to make him fire her ex-brother-in-law.
and yes, the state trooper (her sister’s ex-husband) she was worried about did: tase her 10 year old nephew; drive his state patrol car while drinking or drunk; did threaten to “bring her down”; and did threaten to murder her father and sister if they dared to get an attorney to help with the divorce.
yes, the state trooper was suspended when he was put under a court protective order
no, the trooper wasn’t fired
yes, she did fire the Wasilla Chief of Police as Mayor; yes, it was because he was lying to the City Council.
Yes, she did try to cut her own salary as Mayor by $4000 a year; yes, she had voted against the $4000 a year raise while on the City Council. Yes, she did hire a city administrator; she’d tried to get that through while in the City Council, and was apparently part of her platform when she ran for mayor.
No, she didn’t cut funding for unwed mothers; yes, she did increase it by “only” 354 percent instead of 454 percent, as part of a multi-year capital expenditures program. No, the Washington Post doesn’t appear to have corrected their story. Even after this was pointed out in the comments on the story.
No, she didn’t cut special needs student funding; yes, she did raise it by “only” 175 percent.
yes, she did try, clearly unsuccessfully, to get Bristol married off to her fiancee before the story came out
yes, she did ask the librarian if some books could be withdrawn because of being offensive; no, they couldn’t; yes, it was “rhetorical”, at least as was reported contemporaneously in 1996[1] ; yes she did threaten to fire the librarian a month later; no, that wasn’t over the books thing but instead over administrative issues; no, the librarian wasn’t fired either; yes, the librarian was a big supporter of one of her political opponents; yes, the librarian was also the girlfriend of the Chief of Police mentioned above; no, this is not the first time in the history of civilization that someone has been threatened with being fired over a political dispute
No the list of books she wanted to ban that’s being passed around isn’t real; among other things, it includes a number of books published after her time in office there.
No, that hasn’t actually deterred people from claiming it really is true even if the list isn’t correct. For example:
“This list might not in fact reflect the books Sarah Palin wanted banned. As more than one person in Comments has pointed out, some of them were not published when Palin was in office. It is my hope that the mainstream media will not let this story drop and that at some point an actual list will surface. The very thought of having someone who once advocated book-banning possibly occupying one of the highest offices of our land fills me with profound dread. It should fill you with dread too.”
No, I don’t understand why a fake list is supposed to fill me with dread, either.
no, it wasn’t won’t be [bad tense, hasn't happened yet] a shotgun wedding; Bristol and Levi been engaged for a good while according to Levi’s mother. It was either an accident or just an unconventional order.
yes, she’s an was an Assembly of God Holy Roller. No, she doesn’t attend an AoG church now. Yes, she did leave the AoG because they were getting too weird for her.
No, she’s not anti-Mormon. No, not all AoG churches are anti-Mormon. (AoG is even more hard-core about allowing each pastor and congregation to make their own decisions than the Baptists are.) (Thanks to AnonAmom in the comments.)
No, she’s not from another planet. No, I haven’t actually heard that one yet, but you wait. Okay, I have now heard it.
yes, she apparently believes in some variant of Intelligent Design.
Note: This started an argument with my best friend, who is a Biology professor and rather more of an atheist than I manage to be. He thinks this is code for “Creationist”. But let’s look at what Palin actually said:
In an interview Thursday, Palin said she meant only to say that discussion of alternative views should be allowed to arise in Alaska classrooms: “I don’t think there should be a prohibition against debate if it comes up in class. It doesn’t have to be part of the curriculum.” She added that, if elected, she would not push the state Board of Education to add such creation-based alternatives to the state’s required curriculum.
An AP article also makes it clear that Palin hasn’t pushed the idea in Alaska schools. Here’s the point, one which the AP seems to have missed themselves. (Another rant for later is on the state of science education among journalists.) “Creationist” generally has a lot stronger meaning than simply believing in a Creator. It’s usually used for people who reject the notion of evolution at all. Palin’s strongest statement on this has been “I don’t pretend to know how all this came to be.” But pretty much anyone who believes in a Deity will end up with some kind of “intelligent design”; even a complete Cosmic Clockmaker Deist thinks of a Designer, a Grand Architect of the Universe. Both Obama and Biden are professing Christians, who believe in a personal Deity, a Creator. So what’s the difference? Only what people have made up about what they think Palin must believe.
no, she didn’t try to force the schools to teach it; she said if someone brought it up, it was an appropriate subject for debate. She did, however, say it shouldn’t be part of the curriculum.
No, she doesn’t believe in “abstinence only” education. Yes, she thinks abstinence is an effective way of preventing pregnancy. Duh. Yes, she believes kids should learn about condom use in schools.
Yes, she did smoke marijuana, when it was legal in Alaska. Yes, she apparently did inhale.
yes, she kills animals and eats them, and wears their skins
yes, she was a beauty contest contestant
yes, she was once a sportscaster
yes, she has a college degree in Journalism, but I won’t hold that against her, as she seems to have found honest work as well
yes, she sometimes wears her hair up; no that’s not a “beehive”
yes, her husband is Not A White Person (he’s a Yup’ik; an Eskimo but not an Inuit as my Inuit cousins have taken some pains to explain)
yes, she has on occasion, as Mayor, tried to get money from the federal government.
yes, she did finally turn down the money for the bridge. Yes, that meant changing her mind about it.
yes, she was vetted extensively, not just in three days — I’ve got links to press reports about people coming to Wassila on 29 May, and we had her on our Veepstakes at PJM from the first day we ran it.
yes, she want to a bunch of colleges before getting a degree. No, that’s not illegal. Yes, she seems to have made something of herself anyway.
no, they didn’t talk to a lot of the R’s power structure during the vetting; that probably has to do with the fact that she beat them in elections and sent a bunch of them to jail caused a couple of them to leave the government, admit wrongdoing and pay fines. (Corrected because they didn’t apparently actually go to jail. Thanks to Frank for the correction.)
Yes, Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech was written by a speechwriter. Duh. No, none of Obama’s, McCain’s, nor Biden’s speeches were impromptu off the cuff things either.
Yes, she did put the Governors plane on eBay. No, that’s not how it was finally sold. Yes, McCain did say it wrong. Bad McCain.
No, Sarah Palin doesn’t have such control of Alaskans that people are afraid to say bad things about her. (What, are you nuts? Look at this list.) No, I don’t think it’s likely that she called Obama “Sambo”. (Good God, man, I’m ten years older than she and I barely remember “Little Black Sambo.”) Yes, it seems unlikely to me that she’s be real racist and marry a Yup’ik (or a part Yup’ik.) But yes, people are capable of amazing things. Yes, I’m sure there are people who don’t like her — I’ve talked with some myself. And no, I don’t think this waitress would have been thrilled to be called an “aboriginal”. And yes, if she called Hillary a “bitch”, I’m pretty confident is wasn’t the first time anyone in politics has said that.
No, she’s not a “global warming denier”, and when the crush dies down remind me to explain why the very phrasing “global warming denier” is anti-scientific, anti-intellectual, and a clear sign of a desire to impose your beliefs by coercion. But in the mean time, while I do believe that she has expressed some skepticism that warming is wholly human-caused, the existence of the Alaska Climate Change Sub-Cabinet and the Alaska Climate Change Strategy work demonstrate that she’s considering the problem and has brought together people more expert than she to advise her.
Yes, Todd Palin did have a DUI. Twenty-two years ago. Get a grip.
No, Sarah Palin’s brother isn’t in jail. Yes, there was a rumor that her brother was in jail. (If he were, it would seem she was in good company with a brother in trouble, see, eg, Billy Carter and Roger Clinton.) But in fact no one seems to have a source for this except for comments posted places like CNN; many of those comments have now disappeared. (Thanks to Galynn in comments.)
Yes, Sarah Palin’s pastor apparently does believe that gays can “repent” and be cured of homosexuality. No, believe it or not, even fundamentalist Christians don’t have to believe every litle thing their pastor believes. Yes, Palin seems to be more libertarian about this. In any case, according to the interview with Greta van Susteren, this isn’t something he emphasizes.
Yes, contrary to press reports, Sarah Palin’s mother-in-law plans to vote for her and the R ticket (when interviewed on Inside Edition.)
No, the fact that some 17 year old was arrested for malicious mischief at the right time doesn’t mean Track Palin was. One of the actual perpetrators was interviewed by the New York Daily News, and he says unequivocally that Track wasn’t involved. The National Enquirer says “unnamed judicial sources” say otherwise. You pick which you believe.
No, she didn’t try to charge rape victims personally for rape kits. This is one of those complicated ones with a tiny hint of truth behind it. First, the Chief of Police in Wasilla (not Palin) did apparently have a policy of asking a victim’s health insurance to pay for the rape kit as part of the ER visit. This, it turns out, is policy in a number of states, including Missouri and North Carolina. Second, the way this became an issue was after the then-governor of Alaska signed a bill forbidding it; this law was signed before Palin was Governor and no one tried to reverse it while she was Governor. Third, what the CoP in Wasilla wanted to do was charge the perpetrator as part of restitution.
Yes, she did say that she figured if “under God” was good enough for the Founding Fathers, it was good enough for her. No, in context I don’t think that means she thinks the Founding Fathers wrote the Pledge of Allegiance.
No, she didn’t violate operational security when she mentioned her son was to be mobilized for iraq on 11 September. That was an announced, public departure ceremony. The way this works is you’re mobilized, then go to a US base for conditioning and final training,and then actually go overseas.
Yes, she is apparently against an expansion of casino gambling in Alaska. No, she hasn’t tried to make home gambling illegal.
No, Palin didn’t institute a “windfall profits” tax on the oil companies. She modified the existing severance tax, which works more or less like a sales tax on resources taken out of the ground. (A windfall profit tax, of course, is based on profits.) Just by the way, how is it she’s both “in the pocket of the oil companies” and supposedly instituting a windfall profits tax anyway?
Yes, Todd Palin works for BP Oil. There is a rumor around that he was some kid of executive; it’s not true. He was originally a plant supervisor, and after the concern about conflict of interest, voluntarily was reduced to be a night shift plant operator, a regular technician job. In any case, he took leave from BP when Sarah became Governor, since she would be negotiating with BP, in order to remove the potential conflict of interests.
No, British Petroleum/BP wasn’t the sole sponsor of her inaugural. It was among 20-odd sponsors. In any case, they certainly didn’t get their money’s worth if they were trying to use the inaugural to buy influence; Palin’s renegotiation of the severance tax cost them a pile of money.
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.
No, Trig isn’t an alien either.
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.
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?
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?
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.