Blood libel? Death panels?

Sarah Palin issued a statement which responds to critics who assigned various degrees of responsibility to her for the shootings in Arizona. Here is her video:The full statement is here. I want to focus on these words:If you don’t like their ideas, you’re free to propose better ideas. But, especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to con … [Read more...]

Gov. Sarah Palin to resign?

That's what Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin at Politico are reporting.What can it all mean? Not running for re-election, one could understand if indeed she wanted to seek the GOP nod in 2012 but why quit now?Much of the negative said about Palin during the election was not accurate (as I documented). Since the election, she is often mentioned as a contender for 2012. However, I wonder how an early departure from Alaska will effect those plans. … [Read more...]

Year in review: Top ten stories of 2008

As in year's past, I have enjoyed reviewing the posts from the year and coming up with the top ten stories.1. Cancelation of the American Psychiatric Association symposium - Amidst threat of protests, the APA pressed to halt a scheduled symposium dedicated to sexual identity therapy and religious affiliation. Whipped up by a factually inaccurate article in the Gay City News, gay activists persuaded the APA leadership to pressure symposium organizers to pull the program. Gay City News later … [Read more...]

Top ten posts by number of comments and page views – 2008

Time to wrap up 2008 with a review of the stories told and topics covered. I also will give the top ten posts based on page views.By far the election was the broad topic which generated the most page views. Aside from the Berg vs. Obama thread, readers prefer to comment on the sexual identity related posts. As in past years, I will pick out my top ten themes in a later post.Top ten by number of comments (fluctuation should be minimal since most of these threads are quiet now)1. Berg … [Read more...]

Fundraiser for Sarah Palin's destroyed church

Wasila Bible Church was virtually destroyed by a suspicious fire last week. Via Michelle Malkin, Team Sarah provides a way to help out.Due to arson, Sarah’s home church has suffered $1 million in damage.I have gotten numerous emails asking for how to help and make donations, so here is how we can show the church and Gov. Palin that Team Sarah members are here to support them in their time of need.1. Please make your check payable to: Wasilla Bible Church2. Mail your check t … [Read more...]

Palin policy speech today on special needs families

I wish I could have heard it but just down the road in Pittsburgh, Sarah Palin delivered a policy speech, on the topic of special needs and disabilities.Her full remarks are here with video.She has been much maligned for her special needs record. However, claims of cutting programs that I have researched have been false with most programs for special needs families receiving increases from her Alaska budgets. … [Read more...]

Michelle Obama likes upscale clothes too

UPDATE: 11/6/08 - Tiffany Wilson has the scoop on Michelle Obama's election night outfit; prob about 12k. Bet the MSM are preparing stories about it right now.Actually the whole clothing ruckus involving Sarah Palin is silly and being driven for political purposes. One of the media arms of the Obama campaign, Huffington Post admits as much here:Beyond the political tit-for-tat, however, the revelation of the clothing expenditures offers what some Democrats see as a chance not just to win … [Read more...]

CNN refuses to acknowledge mistake in Palin interview

Big media deal today; CNN's Drew Griffin misquoted a National Review article as follows:He seems to have misinterpreted Byron York's statements on Palin. York said:Watching press coverage of the Republican candidate for vice president, it's sometimes hard to decide whether Sarah Palin is incompetent, stupid, unqualified, corrupt, backward or - well, all of the above.York was referring to press coverage of Palin and not offering a negative … [Read more...]


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