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So, That Settles That

Remember when Sarah claimed that the reason Todd was a member of the Alaskan Independence Party (for seven years) was that he checked the wrong box? And then she freaked out? Remember the email she sent to Steve Schmidt, McCain’s chief strategist?

“That’s not part of their platform and he was only a ‘member’ bc independent alaskans too often check that ‘Alaska Independent’ box on voter registrations thinking it just means non partisan,” Palin wrote. “He caught his error when changing our address and checked the right box. I still want it fixed.”

The only problem is, there is no “Alaska Independent Box”.

You see, due to my recent move, I had to fill out the State of Alaska Voter Registration Application. This is the form you fill out when you register to vote for the first time, and you have to do it again when you have a change of address. So, while filling out the form, I noticed the “Political Affiliation” box.

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You can see that there is no way someone with average or above intelligence (I’m going to go ahead and assume Todd is at least average) would “accidentally” pick the Alaskan Independence Party when they meant declaring themselves an Independent. The main reason is that Independent is not a choice. You can choose from Nonpartisan or Undeclared. It clearly states that Nonpartisan means you have no party affiliation and Undeclared means you just don’t want to declare your party affiliation.

So, there you have it. Check off the box for another one of Sarah’s lies proven false.

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Kindergarten Wisdom

From Robert Fulghum’s All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten:

All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten.
ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW about how to live and what to do
and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not
at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the
sandpile at Sunday School. These are the things I learned:

Share everything.

Play fair.

Don’t hit people.

Put things back where you found them.

Clean up your own mess.

Don’t take things that aren’t yours.

Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.

Wash your hands before you eat.

Flush.

Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.

Live a balanced life – learn some and think some
and draw and paint and sing and dance and play
and work every day some.

Take a nap every afternoon.

When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic,
hold hands, and stick together.

Be aware of wonder.
Remember the little seed in the styrofoam cup:
The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody
really knows how or why, but we are all like that.

Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even
the little seed in the Styrofoam cup – they all die.
So do we.

And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books
and the first word you learned – the biggest
word of all – LOOK.

Everything you need to know is in there somewhere.
The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation.
Ecology and politics and equality and sane living.

Take any of those items and extrapolate it into
sophisticated adult terms and apply it to your
family life or your work or your government or
your world and it holds true and clear and firm.
Think what a better world it would be if
all – the whole world – had cookies and milk about
three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down with
our blankies for a nap. Or if all governments
had a basic policy to always put thing back where
they found them and to clean up their own mess.

And it is still true, no matter how old you
are – when you go out into the world, it is best
to hold hands and stick together.

This week Gryphen over at The Immoral Minority was sent an email from Sarah Palin’s lawyer, Thomas Van Flein, threatening to serve libel papers at the Kindergarten class where he works (even though school is not in session). Mr. Van Flein didn’t say, “at your place of work” or “at the school where you work.” He said, “please let me know if you want to be served with the summons and complaint at the kindergarten where you assist or at your residence.” This is the same as saying, “I know where you work and I have no problem coming over there.” If that isn’t a threat, I don’t know what is.

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This led me to think about common sense and decency. I don’t think Sarah Palin or Mr. Van Flein have much of either. As I was reading the list, these are the ones I think they need to study:

  • Play fair.
  • Don’t hit people. Put things back where you found them.
  • Clean up your own mess.
  • Say you are sorry when you hurt somebody.
  • Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
  • The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation.
  • Ecology and politics and equality and sane living.

I think I’ll send a copy of this book to both Sarah and Mr. Van Flein. They would do well to read up a bit on these items and do some soul-searching.

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Palin Divorce?

According to Gryphen at The Immoral Minority, there is a very good explanation for why Miss Sarah was not wearing her wedding ring to the Governor’s picnics last weekend: Todd and Sarah are getting a divorce. This would definitely help explain her sudden resignation (some pending scandal involving an affair perhaps?) and some of the other things that have happened lately.

As you can clearly see in this photo, she is not wearing her ring at the swearing-in ceremony in Fairbanks on July 26th.

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Go here for the full story and lots of other interesting Palin tidbits.

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