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Old 11-25-2010, 09:33 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I know what she is saying, it isn't so bad really..... if she were just some chick in a restaurant talking with friends.

She is a bloody high ranking politician. This is what is troubling.

Remember when we were young and thought the leaders of the world were really smart and amazing.....

Sad truth is, they really aren't.
That is the biggest problem that I have with her. She isn't necessarily that stupid as a person in general, but she is really bad for a politician with the influence that she has. It seems that some people would rather have their bar friends in power than the best people for the job.
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:36 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:49 AM   #23 (permalink)
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instead of facepalm why don't we just laugh. She's a joke and it keeps getting funnier.

facepalm is so 2009.
She's a joke but it's really scary that there's a sizable chunk of the American population who identify with her and agree with her policies ... God knows what 2012 is going to bring but I hope, for everyone's sake, that this crazy woman does not become president. Of anything. Ever.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:09 AM   #24 (permalink)
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She is dumb, very dumb, much dumber than the average person in any country. Her tone of voice makes my blood boil.
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lol if she is ever elected as the president of the united states, may god watch over the united states
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:53 AM   #26 (permalink)
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She is dumb, very dumb, much dumber than the average person in any country. Her tone of voice makes my blood boil.
she isn't by any chance related to Dan Quayle is she ?
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lol if she is ever elected as the president of the united states, may god watch over the united states
If she ever gets elected, I'll emigrate before her inauguration.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:22 AM   #28 (permalink)
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She's a joke but it's really scary that there's a sizable chunk of the American population who identify with her and agree with her policies ... God knows what 2012 is going to bring but I hope, for everyone's sake, that this crazy woman does not become president. Of anything. Ever.
how would she win any vote? Wasn't she the main reason why McCain campain ended up losing in the end? I don't follow politics much at all, but i totally remember her being a laughing stock of that election.

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If she ever gets elected, I'll emigrate before her inauguration.
lol good luck with the canadian immigration people
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how would she win any vote? Wasn't she the main reason why McCain campain ended up losing in the end? I don't follow politics much at all, but i totally remember her being a laughing stock of that election.
She has pull among the fringe right-wing, which lately has grown to 20% or more of the total US population. They're also very ferocious and engaged, which means they often vote in bigger numbers than many more moderate voters (Democrats, for example, are around 2/3 less likely to vote when it is raining).

I don't think she has a chance of winning, because the people she has alienated the most are the people you need to win over in order to become President. She will still get votes, though....
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Old 11-25-2010, 03:33 PM   #31 (permalink)
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what she is saying is more than fine, she just picked a bad avenue to say it against.
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:41 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:56 PM   #34 (permalink)
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what she is saying is more than fine, she just picked a bad avenue to say it against.
what she is saying is not fine at all. there are no such thing as god-given rights in the usa. it is a secular country, and the line she is blurring is extremely dangerous.
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Old 11-25-2010, 05:49 PM   #35 (permalink)
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what she is saying is not fine at all. there are no such thing as god-given rights in the usa. it is a secular country, and the line she is blurring is extremely dangerous.
I suppose because they dont beleive in God.....

But I take it as she is implying that the government doesnt need to have a stance on every single matter that a household deals with. Instead it is up to the parents to prevent children from becoming Obese. it isnt the governemtns problem.

Maybe if the government made it a bit easier for parents to spend more time with children and not have to live a lifestyle that is so fast pasted that folks would be able to prepare proper meals and make time for play and excerise for themselves and their children.

That and if healthy food wasnt 200% more expensive than crap food.
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I suppose because they dont beleive in God.....

But I take it as she is implying that the government doesnt need to have a stance on every single matter that a household deals with. Instead it is up to the parents to prevent children from becoming Obese. it isnt the governemtns problem.

Maybe if the government made it a bit easier for parents to spend more time with children and not have to live a lifestyle that is so fast pasted that folks would be able to prepare proper meals and make time for play and excerise for themselves and their children.

That and if healthy food wasnt 200% more expensive than crap food.
agreed in some senses, but the us gov't isn't forcing people to do anything. michelle obama is simply advocating that people eat healthy food and exercise. there can't possibly be anything wrong with that, can there?

as to belief in god or not, that's simply irrelevant. the issue is separation of church and state. rights are granted by the state not by churches, and as a politician she is simply either stirring the pot or not understanding the first amendment as it has been interpreted by the supreme court.
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:08 PM   #37 (permalink)
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agreed in some senses, but the us gov't isn't forcing people to do anything. michelle obama is simply advocating that people eat healthy food and exercise. there can't possibly be anything wrong with that, can there?

as to belief in god or not, that's simply irrelevant. the issue is separation of church and state. rights are granted by the state not by churches, and as a politician she is simply either stirring the pot or not understanding the first amendment as it has been interpreted by the supreme court.
I agree. and that is why I said she is taking the wrong avenue to express her concerns and it makes her look a bit foolish.

government and religion are separate for one.

for 2 she is implying that the governemtn is telling people how to raise their shildren when they are saying eat healthy and exercise.
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Most of the US believes in god. In fact, the US is more theistic and more religious than Canada is. Palin does believe that her rights are literally god-given, and that The US Constitution was divinely inspired. She is wrong (an interesting historical note: Thomas Jefferson was quite concerned that some of his fellow Americans were right about Christianity being the basis for Common English Law, so he did some research of his own; turns out that law and morality pre-date the religions that take credit for them). This is mostly irrelevant, though, as the constitution, especially when supplemented by writings of the founding fathers, is fairly clear about the limited extent to which government and religion can interact with each other (to the benefit of both).

I agree 100% with the notion: what a wonderful world it would be where the government didn't tell anyone how to do anything! As a Libertarian leaning liberal (classical liberal to the econ buffs), I prefer that the government is restricted to maintaining our negative rights (ie. our right to not be subjected to a particular action by a person or party), but this particular issue is more complicated than that.

Do parents have the right to effectively kill a child with their poor decisions? That sounds like an exaggeration but it is so only to an extent. When parents raise their children on bad eating habits, not only do they set their children back during their most important years, but they set them up with bad behaviour patterns for years to come. With the huge numbers of overweight and obese people in Western society, I think it is clear that many parents are not doing the job that the children can't do themselves. We are all, ultimately, responsible for our own behaviour, but many adults are incapable of taking care of themselves, to say nothing of the children!

I don't think the government should be totalitarian about things, but I certainly don't see a problem with trying to protect the children. Children are NOT the property of their parents, to be raised in whatever manner the parents see fit. A child has a right to information, some guidance in processing information, and ultimately as much autonomy as they can manage.

Well, that's how it works in theory; it's a lot fuzzier in practice.
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:15 AM   #39 (permalink)
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nope - she meant south of course, but it was just a little too tricky for her to get right.
can you blame her? its an easy mistake, especially if she cant see the country from her house...
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