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wop's picture

Last week Palin stated that a war between Russia and NATO is an option.
So anyone who knows anything about international politics and international economy knows that this is an impossibility. First simple reason being that Russia supplies the gas that heats over half of western Europe and no governing body will freeze it's population to go to war with a country that has not invaded that country or on of its close allies. The list of other reasons gets too long so I'll cut to the point.
Is this woman really a total Idiot regarding international economy and politics or is she just saying what she thinks the American population wants to hear ?
Philip

MadMom's picture

(post #50895, reply #1 of 168)

But, Philip, she can see Alaska from Russia.  Surely that makes her an expert.  (Note that was sarcastic!)



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samchang's picture

(post #50895, reply #28 of 168)

>[S]he can see Alaska from Russia.  Surely that makes her an expert.<


 


Well I for one am glad she said that because that now means I can mention that I'm an expert on Mexican politics on my CV.

smslaw's picture

(post #50895, reply #78 of 168)

>[S]he can see Alaska from Russia.  Surely that makes her an expert.<


I can see the moon from my yard.  I guess that makes me an astronaut.

msm-s's picture

(post #50895, reply #87 of 168)

I like that! LOL

Sondra's picture

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Is this woman really a total Idiot regarding international economy and politics or is she just saying what she thinks the American population wants to hear ?


Both??

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #50895, reply #3 of 168)

The two options are not mutually exclusive. She may be an idiot who says what she thinks America wants to hear. (To be fair, I don't really think she's an idiot -- just misundereducated, and maybe criminally naive ;^)).





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AnnL's picture

(post #50895, reply #6 of 168)

misundereducated?  I have to look that one up.  ;-)

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #50895, reply #7 of 168)

Sort of like misunderstimated.





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AnnL's picture

(post #50895, reply #13 of 168)

Ah, that clears it up. 

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

wop's picture

(post #50895, reply #12 of 168)

You won't find it. It was in one of those books Palin banned.
Philip

AnnL's picture

(post #50895, reply #14 of 168)

Snort!  :-)

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Napie's picture

(post #50895, reply #21 of 168)

Please support that comment.  Just what book did she ban?  Folks here accuse the right of tossing out unsubstantiated crap, and then you better not do the same.

AnnL's picture

(post #50895, reply #22 of 168)

It was a joke, Napie.  Lighten up.

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Napie's picture

(post #50895, reply #24 of 168)

Why?  That is how you always react to Jim and me.  Only you get to enjoy some righteous indignation?  Oh, that’s right, if we disagree with your position we are not allowed to voice it per you “miss censorship”.  I really feel bad for someone so blinded by their own opinions that they are unable to see a broader world view.

kathymcmo's picture

(post #50895, reply #25 of 168)

"I really feel bad for someone so blinded by their own opinions that they are unable to see a broader world view."


Ya can't write satire funnier than this! ROTFL

AnnL's picture

(post #50895, reply #26 of 168)

It was a joke, not righteous indignation.  <rolling eyes>


 I really feel bad for someone so blinded by their own opinions that they are unable to see a broader world


LOL!  See, if you make a joke, we'll laugh with you.  ;-)


Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

wop's picture

(post #50895, reply #27 of 168)

Are you actually accusing me of being leftist ? No, No... dear sir I am hard core right wing . Why, if was up to me, we would dig up Nixon and put him back in office.
Philip

AJ12754's picture

(post #50895, reply #62 of 168)

She wanted Daddy's Roomate removed from the library shelves. 

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Canuck's picture

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<is she just saying what she thinks the American population wants to hear ?>


Please tell me no American thinks going to war with Russia is a good idea. Surely one war at a time is enough.


I feel like going back to bed, pulling the covers over, and keeping my fingers crossed.

MadMom's picture

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Believe it or not, there are people who pray for the end of the world, and definitely want to be here when it happens.  Those are the hard-core right wing nuts who would love to see a war with Russia and the ensuing nuclear holocaust.  I'm certainly not saying that all McCain-Palin supporters fall into that category, but a lot do.



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msm-s's picture

(post #50895, reply #9 of 168)

I love Alaska, and the people there are great, but at the same time, i got the impression for the most part that many people who choose to move there do so to get away from
"normal" society; to varying degrees, they are separate both physically and mentally from the rest of the U.S.

Canuck's picture

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Seriously, that attitude scares the pants off me. I'm just one person, with a family I love and whom I want to see grow up. Surely these people have loved ones too? Or do they just hate the "commies" more.


Honestly, I think I've had enough. I'd like to put some people in a really long timeout and lose the key.

msm-s's picture

(post #50895, reply #20 of 168)

"Surely these people have loved ones too?"

This bulldog raises her pups tough. She's breeding an army of her own.

evelyn's picture

(post #50895, reply #34 of 168)

'Surely these people have loved ones too? Or do they just hate the "commies" more.'


But Russia's really not communist any more, right?  So what's the problem?


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Canuck's picture

(post #50895, reply #36 of 168)

Not that they're communist, but that's the excuse people used when I was growing up. Now warmongers will just find other "others" to hate.

Napie's picture

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Really, how many would that be?  What are the percentages of “right-wingers” that hold to that world view?  I suspect it is about the same as the as the lefties who want as many babies aborted as possible,  who want America to become a completely socialist state, because you know a lot of Obama supporters really want to turn us into a communist, baby killing, godless nation.


Come on how can you make an outrageous statement like that?  And YOU accuse McCain of spreading lies; you do a great job of propagating them yourself.


(For those that don’t understand, that was intended to be very sarcastic)


 

leonap's picture

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First, I will state that I pray that Obama is our next president. Having been raised by parents who believe much like I assume Palin does, who fervently believe that we are living in the "end-times," I will state unequivocally that my parents nor any of the many, many likeminded people I knew while growing up want to go to war with Russia nor see the end of the world. They look forward to spending eternity in Heaven but they all have a healthy fear of death just like the rest of us. I stated in another thread that I perceive that a large majority of McCain supporters get his vote solely on the pro-life issue. They feel it is their duty to try to ban abortions. Perhaps you do personally know people who want to go to war with Russia and see the end of the world, but I do not and I feel like I have a pretty good understanding of how both Pentecostal and Evangelicals believe.

There are several issues that I don't necessarily agree with them on, but my parents are two of the most upstanding, honest people I know. On the one hand, it floors me that they can put the abortion issue above the war in Iraq and the economy, but there is no changing their minds. Even my two sisters who aren't so hard-core as they are, are voting for McCain.

There is a fine line of trying to follow God's will and then deciding that you know what God's will is when it comes to such issues as going to war. I suspect being elected into positions of great power does this to some people. (One reason why I loved Obama's "not in my pay grade" answer to the abortion issue.) Palin scares the heck out of me. Obama will surround himself with people who are wise and will give him good council and even challenge his thinking. Palin will bluff her way through just like Bush has and she will be one heartbeat away from being our president! I have no faith in McCain whatsoever and his choice of Palin was the final nail in that coffin.

MadMom's picture

(post #50895, reply #32 of 168)

Thank you.  I don't personally know anyone who prays for war with Russia, so should probably not have used that example, but I have heard it before.  I, too, hope that Obama is elected.  I once supported John McCain; definitely thought he was better than Bush in 2000, but Karl Rove's tactics did him in.  The fact that he not only forgave Bush, but embraced him is something I shall never understand.  I think he has lost his "maverick" title and will currently do anything to be elected.



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

wop's picture

(post #50895, reply #8 of 168)

One at a time ? They are already in Two. (Remember Afganistan).
Philip

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #50895, reply #10 of 168)

Make that three -- remember the War on Drugs? How's that going, I wonder?





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