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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Now Sarah Palin is going after Lester Holt



I wondered how long it would take Skanky to mention the debate.  Personally I think Lester was too lenient on Trump.

No wonder no one takes Sarah Palin seriously anymore.

Donald Trump gave aid and comfort to Cuba


From Newsweek

A company controlled by Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, secretly conducted business in Communist Cuba during Fidel Castro’s presidency despite strict American trade bans that made such undertakings illegal, according to interviews with former Trump executives, internal company records and court filings.

 Documents show that the Trump company spent a minimum of $68,000 for its 1998 foray into Cuba at a time when the corporate expenditure of even a penny in the Caribbean country was prohibited without U.S. government approval. But the company did not spend the money directly. Instead, with Trump’s knowledge, executives funneled the cash for the Cuba trip through an American consulting firm called Seven Arrows Investment and Development Corp. Once the business consultants traveled to the island and incurred the expenses for the venture, Seven Arrows instructed senior officers with Trump’s company—then called Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts—how to make it appear legal by linking it after the fact to a charitable effort.

The payment by Trump Hotels came just before the New York business mogul launched his first bid for the White House, seeking the nomination of the Reform Party. On his first day of the campaign, he traveled to Miami, where he spoke to a group of Cuban-Americans, a critical voting bloc in the swing state. Trump vowed to maintain the embargo and never spend his or his companies’ money in Cuba until Fidel Castro was removed from power

 He did not disclose that, seven months earlier, Trump Hotels already had reimbursed its consultants for the money they spent on their secret business trip to Havana.
At the time, Americans traveling to Cuba had to receive specific U.S. government permission, which was granted only for an extremely limited number of purposes, such as humanitarian efforts. Neither an American nor a company based in the United States could spend any cash in Cuba; instead, a foreign charity or similar sponsoring entity needed to pay all expenses, including travel. Without obtaining a license from the federal Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) before the consultants went to Cuba, the undertaking by Trump Hotels would have been in violation of federal law, trade experts say.

Officials with the Trump campaign and the Trump Organization did not respond to emails seeking comment on the Cuba trip, further documentation about the endeavor or an interview with Trump. Richard Fields, who was then the principal in charge of Seven Arrows, did not return calls seeking comment.

But a former Trump executive who spoke on condition of anonymity says the company did not obtain a government license prior to the trip. Internal documents show that executives involved in the Cuba project were still discussing the need for federal approval after the trip had taken place.
OFAC officials say there is no record that the agency granted any such license to the companies or individuals involved, although they cautioned that some documents from that time have been destroyed. Yet one OFAC official, who agreed to discuss approval procedures if granted anonymity, says the probability that the office would grant a license for work on behalf of an American casino is “essentially zero.”

 Prior to the Cuban trip, several European companies reached out to Trump about potentially investing together on the island through Trump Hotels, according to the former Trump executive. At the time, a bipartisan group of senators, three former secretaries of state and other former officials were urging then-President Bill Clinton to review America’s Cuba policy, in hopes of eventually ending the decades-long embargo.

The goal of the Cuba trip, the former Trump executive says, was to give Trump’s company a foothold should Washington loosen or lift the trade restrictions. While in Cuba, the Trump representatives met with government officials, bankers and other business leaders to explore possible opportunities for the casino company. The former executive says Trump had participated in discussions about the Cuba trip and knew it had taken place.

The fact that Seven Arrows spent the money and then received reimbursement from Trump Hotels does not mitigate any potential corporate liability for violating the Cuban embargo. “The money that the Trump company paid to the consultant is money that a Cuban national has an interest in and was spent on an understanding it would be reimbursed,’’ says Richard Matheny, chair of Goodwin’s national security and foreign trade regulation group, based on a description of the events by Newsweek. “That would be illegal. If OFAC discovered this and found there was evidence of willful misconduct, they could have made a referral to the Department of Justice.”
Shortly after Trump Hotels reimbursed Seven Arrows, the two companies parted ways. Within months, Trump formed a presidential exploratory committee. He soon decided to seek the nomination of the Reform Party, which was founded by billionaire Ross Perot after his unsuccessful 1992 bid for the White House.

 Trump launched his presidential campaign in Miami in November 1999. There, at a luncheon hosted by the Cuban American National Foundation, an organization of Cuban exiles, he proclaimed he wanted to maintain the American embargo and would not spend any money in Cuba so long as Fidel Castro remained in power. At the time, disclosing that his company had just spent money on the Cuba trip, or even acknowledging an interest in loosening the embargo, would have ruined Trump’s chances in Florida, a critical electoral state where large numbers of Cuban-Americans remain virulently opposed to the regime.

“As you know—and the people in this room know better than anyone—putting money and investing money in Cuba right now doesn’t go to the people of Cuba,’’ Trump told the crowd. “It goes to Fidel Castro. He’s a murderer. He’s a killer. He’s a bad guy in every respect, and, frankly, the embargo must stand if for no other reason than, if it does stand, he will come down.”
Its Stock Price Had Collapsed

By the time Trump gave that speech, 36 years had passed since the Treasury Department in the Kennedy administration imposed the embargo. The rules prohibited any American person or company—even those with operations in other foreign countries—from engaging in financial transactions with any person or entity in Cuba. The lone exceptions: humanitarian efforts and telecommunications exports.

The impact of the embargo intensified in 1991, when the collapse of the Soviet Union ended its oil subsidies to the island and triggered a broad economic collapse. By 1993, Cuba faced extreme shortages, and Castro was forced to start printing money solely to cover government deficits. Three years later, the U.S. Congress passed the Helms-Burton Act, which codified the embargo into law and worsened Cuba’s economic decline. With many financial options closed off, Cuba attempted to find overseas investment to modernize its tourism industry and other businesses.


The first signs that American policy might be shifting came in March 1998, when President Clinton announced several major changes. Among them: resuming charter flights between the United States and Cuba for authorized Americans, streamlining procedures for exporting medical equipment and allowing Cubans in the U.S. to send small amounts of cash to their relatives on the island. However, Americans and American companies still could not legally spend their own money in Cuba.

That fall, as critics pressured Clinton to further loosen the embargo, Trump Hotels saw an opportunity. Like the Communist regime, the company was struggling, having piled up losses for years. In 1998 alone, Trump Hotels lost $39.7 million, according to the company’s financial filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Its stock price had collapsed, falling almost 80 percent from a high that year of $12 a share to a low of just $2.75. (After multiple bankruptcies, Trump severed his ties with the company; it is now called Trump Entertainment Resorts and is a subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises, run by renowned financier Carl Icahn.)   

The company was desperate to find partners for new business that offered the chance to increase profits, according to another former Trump executive who spoke on condition of anonymity. The hotel and casino company assigned Seven Arrows, which had been working with Trump for several years, to develop such opportunities, including the one in Cuba.

On February 8, 1999, months after the consultants traveled to the island, Seven Arrows submitted a bill to Trump Hotels for the $68,551.88 it had “incurred prior to and including a trip to Cuba on behalf of Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Inc.”

The 1999 document also makes clear that executives were still discussing the legal requirements for such a trip after the consultants had already returned from Cuba. The government does not provide after-the-fact licenses.

“Under current law trips of the sort Mr. Fields took to Cuba must be sanctioned not only by the White House but are technically on behalf of a charity,’’ the bill submitted to Trump Hotels says. “The one most commonly used is Carinas Cuba.”

The instructions contain two errors. First, while OFAC is part of the executive branch, the White House itself does not provide licenses for business dealings in Cuba. Second, the correct name of the charity is Caritas Cuba, a group formed in 1991 by the Catholic Church, which provides services for the elderly, children and other vulnerable populations in the Caribbean nation. Caritas Cuba did not respond to emails about contacts it may have had with Trump Hotels, Seven Arrows or any individuals associated with them.

The Cuba venture was one of two assignments given to Seven Arrows at that time, and the second has already emerged as an issue in the GOP nominee’s bid for the presidency. Trump Hotels also paid the consulting firm to help develop a deal with the Seminole tribe of Florida to partner in a casino there. Knowing that the Florida Legislature and governor opposed casino gambling in the state, Trump authorized developing a strategy to win over politicians to get the laws changed in an effort named “Gambling Project.” The law firm of Greenberg Traurig was retained to assemble the strategy. 

A copy of the plan prepared by the lawyers showed the strategy involved hiring multiple consultants, lobbyists and media relations firms to persuade the governor and the Legislature to allow casino gambling in the state. The key to possible success? Campaign contributions.

The plan states “the executive and legislative branches of Florida government are driven by many influences, the most meaningful of which lies in campaign giving.” For the Legislature, it recommends giving to “leadership accounts” maintained by state political parties, rather than to individual lawmakers, because “this is where the big bucks go and the real influence is negotiated.” Records show Seven Arrows also incurred $38,996.32 on its work on the Gaming Project, far less than it spent for the Cuba endeavor.

Aside from deceiving Cuban-Americans, records of the 1998 initiatives show that Trump lied to voters about his efforts in Florida during that period. At the second Republican presidential debate in September 2015, one of Trump’s rivals, Jeb Bush, said the billionaire had tried to buy him off with favors and contributions when he was Florida’s governor in an effort to legalize casino gambling in the state. “Totally false,’’ Trump responded. “I would have gotten it.”

The documents obtained by Newsweek give no indication why the $39,000 spent on Seven Arrows’ primary assignment—arranging for a casino deal with the Seminole tribe—was so much less than the $68,000 expended on the Cuba effort. The former Trump executive could not offer any explanation for the disparity.

Though it has long been illegal for corporations to spend money in Cuba without proper authorization, there is no chance that Trump, the company or any of its executives will be prosecuted for wrongdoing. The statute of limitations ran out long ago, and legal analysts say OFAC’s enforcement division is understaffed, so the chances for an investigation were slim even at the time.

And perhaps that was the calculation behind the company’s decision to flout the law: the low risk of getting caught versus the high reward of lining up Cuban allies if the U.S. loosened or dropped the embargo. The only catch: What would happen if Trump’s Cuban-American supporters ever found out?

Donald Trump is like Sarah Palin, nothing to him sticks.  He will skate on this one unfortunately.


All the people Donald John Trump has insulted

John McCain

Megyn Kelly

Elizabeth Warren

Hillary Clinton

Jeb Bush

Ted Cruz

Marco Rubio

Gold Star Parents

POWs

Working mothers

Muslims

Blacks

Hispanics

People with physical disabilities

Veterans

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

About the International Harbor Foundation

From Intharbor.org

Our founders are U.S. Special Operations veterans who felt compelled to continue serving others after their military career. This yearning led them to create International Harbor Foundation in 2015. They recruited a group of experts focused on medicine, advocacy, rescue, hostage negotiations, security, and humanitarian work.

We are an international mission that strives to take down human trafficking networks both at home and abroad. Our team of tactical and rescue experts are dedicated to freeing those in wrongful captivity and helping needy communities. We want to bring light everywhere we go.

We are a voice for the voiceless. We encourage governments to aid in our fight to end the human trafficking epidemic. We also educate the public with our own publications and provide resources to media outlets covering this issue.

After the rescue comes an even harder battle: rehabilitating human trafficking survivors. We connect survivors with other organizations and therapeutic resources to help them reclaim their lives.

Now that sounds all fine and dandy, but on Charity Watch they are not even registered.

Let's look at their affiliates.  The Institute on Religion and Democracy encourages you to donate but nothing on Charity Watch either.  Two of their board members are from the Weekly Standard and Patrick Henry College, right wing rag and organization.

Jones Group International was founded by James Jones who retired as a National Security Advisor to President Obama.  Sounds like they didn't get along anyway.

Ironhand Security is based in Iraq.






Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wrap up of the debate yesterday


Rachel Maddow and Steve Schmidt discuss Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Gary Johnson.

I also think it's safe to say Hillary won

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton finally squared off in a debate on Monday night at Hofstra University, and Twitter seems to think that Clinton was victorious.
Pundits were quick to point out that Clinton appeared healthy, which should quiet rumors of not being fit to serve as president. The debate, moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt, was the first of three before the presidential election.

Trump was fact-checked numerous times by various media organizations throughout the 90-minute event, specifically being called out for claiming Clinton has fought ISIS her entire life and denying that he once said China started global warming.


“There was only one future President on that stage tonight and her name is Hillary,” one person tweeted. Another viewers wrote, “SAD performance by Trump. By performance I mean when he showed up and was himself. Hillary made history and made us proud.”
Another user felt strongly that Clinton dominated, tweeting, “She murdered him and torched the body.”
Neither candidate did anything too outlandish and the second debate should be another highly anticipated event. While most voters probably feel that whomever they liked prior to the debate was victorious, Twitter seems to feel that Clinton came out on top.

Sarah Palin get over it Colin Kaepernick has started a new trend



From Sarah's Fecebook page

Iron Mike Ditka! Love him... he doesn't mince words! Read his latest here --> http://ijr.com/…/699770-iron-mike-ditka-may-have-gotten-t…/…

 The Colin Kaepernick protest has now spread to the military as well

Colin also has a supporter in San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.  

I imagine a few NBAers will join in as well.

For me personally I was at a sporting event recently.  I stood for the national anthem because I wanted to.  Did it make me more patriotic?  Probably not.  Patriotism is more than saluting a piece of cloth hanging from a poll.  It means not committing treason like Donald Trump has in his dealings with Russia.



Monday, September 26, 2016

Ge your popcorn ready the first presidential debate is tonight



Presidential debate at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

So far Donald has complained about how the debates are rigged, everyone is conspired against him, and he will bring Gennifer Flowers to the debate.

How about Hillary bring the bodyguard that banged Marla Maples on the beach and Donald's rape victims?

Monday Meme


Saturday, September 24, 2016

This says it all


Thank you Chuck and Chuck Jr for the admission


Yes both Heath men are deplorable.  Chuck Sr is a dirty old man and Chuck Jr is following in his footsteps by knocking up a former student.

And this isn't the first time the Heath family has sported shirts confirming their identity:




Friday, September 23, 2016

Donald Trump's restaurants are bad too

From The Daily Beast

Donald Trump likes to eat fast food because “at least you know what they’re putting in it.” Katherine Purgatorio-Howard wishes her father knew what was in the mousse he ate at Trump’s Castle in October 1989, three months before he died.

“It was six figures,” she told The Daily Beast of the settlement her mother reached with the Atlantic City property over the mousse, which New Jersey health officials identified as the source of a salmonella outbreak. “But it didn’t make my father un-dead.”

Last Thursday, the Trump campaign issued—and then quickly deleted—a rant against the “FDA food police,” listing it as one of several “specific regulations to be eliminated” in his new economic plan. 
Among other things, the campaign whined about the Food and Drug Administration’s standards for “farm and food production hygiene,” safe cooking temperatures, and even “dog food.”

But these are the exact safety measures that help prevent foodborne illness outbreaks like the one that affected the Purgatorio family in 1989. In fact, the Trump business empire has a long and illustrious history of food poisoning cases and safety violations.

According to a 1991 Associated Press report, Kathleen and Thomas Purgatorio, then in their sixties, ate the “salmonella-tainted mousse” at a restaurant called Buffet by the Sea in Trump’s Castle Hotel and Casino on Oct. 16, 1989. Kathleen felt sick afterwards, Purgatorio-Howard recalls, but nowhere near as ill as her father who she told The Daily Beast “went from walking into the hospital to being in intensive care on a ventilator in a coma.”

“He was in critical care from October to December,” Purgatorio-Howard recalled. “We brought him home. We kept him in the living room in a hospital bed. He was in distress the whole time and then, in January, he went back to the hospital and died.”

The following July, according to the AP, the newly-widowed Kathleen and three other plaintiffs sued Trump’s Castle for “nearly $11 million” over the mousse, which the New Jersey Department of Health said in a report had sickened over 100 people—including the Purgatorios—over the span of four days in October 1989. Hers was one of six food poisoning lawsuits filed over the mousse around the same time, the AP reported.

That same July, Trump told the New York Daily News that the Purgatorio lawsuit was "ridiculous" and refuted any link between Thomas Purgatorio's death and the chocolate mousse.

"If you write that story, there will never be a dime of money spent by my casinos in the Daily News again," Daily News staff writer Salvatore Arena recorded Trump as saying in a phone interview. 

"And you can print that."

Alan Kaplan, an attorney for Trump at the time, told the AP that Thomas Purgatorio’s death was due to a “pre-existing heart condition.” Purgatorio-Howard, now a New Jersey nursing instructor, told 

The Daily Beast that her father had previously had a heart attack sometime before the trip to Trump’s Castle but maintained that “his symptoms and his organ failure came from the overwhelming salmonella infection.”

Kaplan also told the AP that the salmonella at Trump’s Castle was due to bad eggs from a vendor. If that’s the case, perhaps stricter adherence to FDA “farm and food production hygiene” standards could have prevented the eggs from ever reaching the restaurant.
“People have to be protected,” Purgatorio-Howard told The Daily Beast. “You really can’t have less regulation.”

The case file for Kathleen Purgatorio’s lawsuit was ultimately disposed, according to court records. Purgatorio-Howard told The Daily Beast that the case was settled out of court for “hundreds of thousands” of dollars but could not recall the figure. Attempts to reach attorneys for both parties in order to confirm her estimate were unsuccessful.

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a detailed request for comment and the Trump Organization did not have comment at press time. The Atlantic City Licensing and Inspection Department told The Daily Beast that records from this time are no longer available.

But newspaper reports indicate that Trump’s food-related woes only continued in Atlantic City. In 1992, the AP reported that “Donald Trump’s properties have the worst track record for food-related health problems among Atlantic City’s 12 casinos,” citing statements made by city health officials. Between 1984 and that time, the AP noted, there were five salmonella outbreaks at Trump properties, resulting in several temporary closures.

“We find it highly unusual that most of our problems in Atlantic City have been associated with the Trump properties,” then-Atlantic City health department official Denise Nelson told the AP. “The physical part of the [establishments] is top-of-the-line but it all boils down to extremely poor food handling.”
T
he AP report states that “Sharon Pearce, a spokeswoman for the Trump Taj Mahal, disagreed with [Nelson’s] assessment, but refused to elaborate.”

In his now-retracted anti-FDA screed, Trump complained about “inspection overkill” but restaurant inspections like these can prevent deadly salmonella outbreaks. The CDC estimates that 19,000 people are hospitalized and 380 people die due to salmonella every year. A total of 3,000 Americans die from foodborne illness each year.

As Trump’s business empire grew, so did the list of food safety violations. In November 2012, the DJT restaurant in the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas received a staggering 51 violations “including month-old caviar and expired yogurt,” according to another AP report.

Public records from the Southern Nevada Health District show that DJT was indeed closed on Nov. 2 of that year with 51 violations during a routine inspection, reopening later that day with only 6 violations.

But the sudden closure and reopening did not escape the notice of local news station KTNV, which bestowed the dubious honor of a “Dirty Dining” award on the resaurant.

“The DJT restaurant in the Trump hotel is described on its website as ‘elegant’ and ‘in a class by itself,’ KTNV investigative reporter Darcy Spears announced in her exposé. “It is indeed in a class by itself this week, receiving the highest number of demerits of all restaurants health inspectors visited.”
Spears went on to list the many expired foods that health inspectors found at the DJT restaurant, including veal stock, tomato sauce, caviar, cranberry juice, duck, yogurt, peanut dressing, and black bean chili. Spears further reported that inspectors found “eggs, cream, cut tomatoes, potatoes, and sausage” were being kept at “unsafe temperatures.” As the AP noted, they also found “no measures to destroy parasites in undercooked halibut and salmon.”

In last week’s anti-FDA rant, the Trump campaign specifically highlighted required “food temperatures” as an example of potential over-regulation.

DJT ultimately provided KTNV with a statement that said, “We take these situations very seriously and all adjustments were made immediately. DJT opened within a few hours that same evening. We greatly value our guests, and delivering an exceptional experience to them is our top priority.”

A business in the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City even fell directly afoul of the FDA in October 2013. The agency sent a warning letter to the Trump Times Newsstand notifying the business that a minor was able to buy a box of cigarettes from the newsstand around 1:30 p.m. on a weekday without showing ID. The letter threatened “regulatory action without further notice” if the situation was not immediately remedied. The “FDA food police,” it seems, doubles as the cigarette police, “too.”

But one of the worst brushes with health inspectors hit Trump even closer to home. As The Daily Beast has previously reported, public New York City health department records show that the Trump Cafe and Grill in Trump tower received 45 violations during an ungraded inspection in October 2015. 

That’s counting five “critical” violations including unapproved shellfish, a lack of appropriate “metal stem-type” thermometers to check cooking temperatures, and unsanitary wiping cloths. Two months later, the Trump Cafe and Grill scored only 12 violations and received an “A” grade.

But this May, another ungraded inspection found “live roaches present in [the] facility’s food and/or non-food areas” of the Trump Cafe and Grill and determined that the restaurant was not “vermin proof,” meaning that there were “conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.” One week prior to that inspection, Trump had tweeted a picture of himself eating a taco bowl prepared in that restaurant. Yum.

By the time of its most recent inspection in June 2016, the Trump Cafe and Grill appears to have resolved its roach and rodent issues. It has maintained its “A” grade.

But depending on the outcome of the presidential election—and on how serious the Trump campaign was about curtailing the “FDA food police”—restaurants might not have to struggle so much with food safety come 2017. Judging from history, that could be good news for at least one hotel magnate turned politician.

Flashback Friday: David Letterman let's John McCain have it


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Donald Trump could be impeached if he wins election


From Raw Story

A legal researcher at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law says that current lawsuits against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump are sufficient grounds to impeach him from the presidency.

Professor Christopher L. Peterson has found that should Trump win the election in November, he would be vulnerable to impeachment even before he takes office, thanks to fraud and racketeering lawsuits related to the Trump University case.

“In the United States, it is illegal for businesses to use false statements to convince consumers to purchase their services,” Peterson wrote in a paper published Monday titled Trump University and Presidential Impeachment. “The evidence indicates that Trump University used a systemic pattern of fraudulent representations to trick thousands of families into investing in a program that can be argued was a sham.”

“Fraud and racketeering are serious crimes that legally rise to the level of impeachable acts,” he said.

Trump University, say a number of litigants, was billed as a series of seminars with Donald Trump and top real estate professionals that would teach enrollees to wheel and deal in high-value properties and amass millions in profit.

Families were encouraged to take out extravagant loans and max out their credit cards to pay the program’s $30,000 average tuition. Documents have been introduced into evidence that show that the organization targeted the families of veterans and single mothers as ideal prospects for the scam.

Peterson said that evidence in the case thus far shows that in no way was Trump University an actual educational seminar, but in fact a “sales environment” where enrollees were urged to put more and more of their own money into the program.

“Sales practices at each seminar were systematically designed, painstakingly choreographed, and implemented ruthlessly,” he wrote, based on internal memos between Trump University administrators and staff. “Posing as teachers, sales staff were trained to manipulate students’ emotions in order to sell expensive ‘Trump elite’ packages.”

“Trump University trained staff to find the emotional vulnerabilities of students and exploit those vulnerabilities to sell additional Trump University packages,” he said.

Many attendees were left bankrupt with their credit ruined. Then when they attempted to seek redress, their calls weren’t returned and the company appeared to evaporate into thin air.

“Somehow in the cacophony of the 2016 presidential campaign, no legal academic has yet turned to the question of whether Trump’s alleged behavior would, if proven, rise to the level of impeachable offenses under the impeachment clause of the United States Constitution,” said Peterson, who specializes in consumer protection and litigation of predatory scams.

Among Peterson’s findings, were the following points:

Fraud and racketeering are serious crimes. Both fraud and racketeering are considered felonies under state and federal law. First-degree fraud is punishable by up to four years in prison in Trump’s home state of New York. Racketeering is punishable by up to 20 years in prison under federal law.
·Civil cases can legally inform Congress on whether impeachment is justified. The U.S. Constitution has never required criminal conviction prior to impeachment proceedings.
·Impeachment for pre-incumbency conduct is legally permissible under the U.S. Constitution. Nothing in the Constitution’s text requires impeachable conduct to have occurred while the president is in office. The framers rejected alternative formulations of impeachable offenses that included limitations to incumbent activity.


Question for Sarah and Todd Palin



Sarah why have you not released Trig's birth certificate?

Todd have you ever been with or hung out with hookers in Anchorage?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Donald Trump is to blame for the recent attacks in St Cloud MN, New York City, and New Jersey


This past weekend saw three heinous acts of terrorism happen, bombs going off in New York and New Jersey and a Somali terrorizing people with a knife before getting shot and killed at a mall in Minnesota.

In this past year more by Muslims have increased and it has to do with Donald Trump and his dangerous and hateful rhetoric.  San Bernadino, Orlando, New York, New Jersey, Minnesota.

Shut the fuck up Donald.  And how did you know about the attacks in NYC before the media did?

Donald Trump called into “Fox & Friends” Monday morning to slam CNN for being “disgusting and dishonest,” as well as gloat over correctly calling an explosion in New York City a bombing before officials confirmed the attack.

Trump complained that CNN, or “Clinton News Network,” reportedly edited the word “bombing” out of a video of the Democratic presidential nominee commenting on the incident.

“She used the words ‘bombs’ also, by the way, that’s true” Trump said. “I heard I was criticized for calling it correctly. What I said was exactly correct. I should be a newscaster because I called it before the news.”


Sarah Palin sells her house, finally



From KSDK

Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate, has sold her upscale Scottsdale retreat for $2.275 million.

The 7,900-square-foot mansion, situated on five acres near Pinnacle Peak, was originally listed for almost $2.5 million.

Palin and her husband, Todd, paid $1.75 million for the six-bedroom house in 2011. The couple used a Delaware LLC called Safari Investments to quietly buy the property.

The Palins upgraded their Scottsdale home, adding a lighted sports court with a full-size basketball court and putting green complete with artificial turf.

Scott S. Hill bought the former Palin home, according to public records filed Monday morning.

John McCain picked Sarah Palin to be his his running mate on the 2008 Republican presidential ticket. She hasn't held public office since leaving her job as governor of Alaska in 2009.

For a while, it looked like the Palins would make Arizona home. In 2011, their daughter Bristol bought a home in Pinal County for $172,000. She sold it in 2012 for $175,000.

Richard Barker of Keller Williams Arizona Realty had the listing for the Palins' Scottsdale home.

I don't see how putting in a basketball court and artifical turf is upgrading, considering none of them play basketball anymore and artificial turf is FUGLY.

After taking out the commission, realtor fees, taxes, and upkeep Palin is lucky to clear $200,000 which will give a temporary boost to Sarah Pac and pay off Track's legal fees but it won't last long.

I'm sure all the neighbors are throwing a block party to celebrate Sarah leaving.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Incest is best in the Trump family

From US Magazine

Too much for daytime TV? Dr. Mehmet Oz is being highly criticized after his production team edited out Donald Trump’s comment about kissing Ivanka for an episode of The Dr. Oz Show that aired Thursday, September 15.

According to The Wrap, when Ivanka, 34, joined her father on stage at the taping of the show Wednesday, Trump, 70, greeted her with a kiss.

NBC’s Peter Alexander reports that Dr. Oz then remarked, “It’s nice to see a dad kiss his daughter,” to which the GOP presidential hopeful replied, “I kiss her every chance I get.”

The cringeworthy comments were later edited out of the final broadcast, however, causing reporters who were present to slam the daytime talk show for removing the inappropriate banter.

I totally understand a dad kissing his daughter when they are babies or toddlers, or when they are older and it's a special occasion like a dad giving his daughter away at a wedding, but Ivanka is fucking 35 years old!  And I'm sure Ivanka and Donald saw each other backstage before the show started taping.

This is not the first time Donald has said or done something inappropriate regarding his female offspring:


Here are more pictures of Ivanka sitting on his lap or Donald touching her inappropriately:







Then there is this comment regarding his youngest daughter Tiffany who was a newborn at the time:


I hope Ivanka doesn't allow Jared to touch their children like that.

Todd Palin posing with deceased animals and Bristol and Dakota are grifting again

From Sarah's Fecebook page

And the men... they brought home dinner.
Fresh organic pure protein from God's green earth. (I can't get skunked! It's my turn next.)




Considering all the injuries from Todd's "accident" no way he could carry those antlers.  A torn shoulder can take up to a year to heal, and the "accident" was in March.

And where is Track, still in lockdown at Jordan's?  And why isn't Dakota hunting with him.  Oh that's right he too's busy grifting so he can support Bristol and his adopted daughter:




And Bristol is doing her share as well, hawking her shit drinks again

bsmp2I want to give you all an honest review of @teamiblends tea. You know I've been drinking the Skinny for almost a month now, and it truly gives me a boost of energy every morning--which I need to keep up with these two! 
I partnered up with them to offer you all a free pink tumbler! Use "BRISTOLPINK" when you order tea! #thankyouteami

Monday, September 19, 2016

All of Donald Trump's conspiracy theories



From NBC News

Donald Trump's abrupt acknowledgment of President Barack Obama's U.S. birthplace has brought his lengthy history with conspiracy theories, rumors, and innuendo back into the spotlight.

On Friday, Trump finished a press event in Washington featuring veterans supporting his campaign with a short statement on his history of birtherism. He took no follow-up questions and left the stage.

There are many follow-up questions to be asked.

The first sentence of Trump's brief statement was not true: "Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy." Neither Clinton nor her campaign ever brought up Obama's birthplace, only a handful of supporters primarily online late in the race.

His second sentence also was not true: "I finished it, I finished it. You know what I mean." Trump launched the conspiracy theory to new heights in 2011 and continued to do so long after Obama released his long form birth certificate that year.

And then finally: "President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period."

Whether Trump publicly renounces birtherism — and his trolling event on Friday was far from definitive — is largely beside the point. That's because the broader issue isn't just the question of how he feels about Obama's birthplace, it's the way inflammatory and false claims have defined his political career.

Trump has changed his position on a lot of things over the years. But if there's one consistent thread, it has been his seeming obsession with conspiracy theories that touch on race, religion, or ethnicity.

In the case of Obama, Trump spent years spreading separate rumors about not only the first black president's nationality, but also his religion, and whether his accomplishments were the result of affirmative action.

On the narrow issue of Obama's birthplace, Trump's theories were so elaborate that limiting it to the narrow question of whether the president was born in America barely scratches the surface.

Does he believe, for example, that a Hawaii state official who died in a plane crash in 2013 was killed to protect a secret plot, as he implied in a tweet at the time? Who was the "extremely credible source" he claimed in a 2012 tweet told him Obama's birth certificate was forged? What did the investigators he claimed he sent to Hawaii to research the issue come back with?

Trump has also been obsessed with Obama's college records, part of an apparent effort to prove he attended Ivy League schools and became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review on the basis of his race.

In 2012, he offered to donate $5 million to charity in exchange for Obama's college and passport records. In 2014, he increased his offer to $50 million and said he believed Obama — even if he was born in America — claimed to be Kenyan to exploit the admissions system. "If you were born in Kenya, you got into colleges, and you got aid," Trump told reporters. As late as last August 2015, he demanded Obama release his academic transcripts in an interview on "Meet The Press" and repeated a lie that the president had spent "$4 million in legal fees" concealing them.

Polls show a large number of Trump's supporters — as many as two-thirds at one point — believe Obama is a Muslim (he's Christian) and Trump repeatedly fed these false rumors both during his peak "birther" phase and during the current presidential race.

When asked by NBC News' Chuck Todd whether the country would accept a Muslim president, Trump replied last September, "some people have said it already happened, frankly." He tweeted in February that Obama skipped Justice Antonin Scalia's funeral because it wasn't "held in a Mosque." After the Pulse nightclub shooting in June, he hinted Obama sympathized with radical Islamic terrorists. "He doesn't get it or he gets it better than anybody understands," Trump said.

Trump's conspiracy tendency is not limited to issues surrounding Obama nor is it a relic from an earlier time in public life.

In fact, it's been central to his presidential campaign.

Trump launched his White House run not just by talking up immigration and border security, but by accusing the Mexican government of a secret plot to send "rapists" and other criminals into America.

Trump offered no evidence for the claim, which experts across the ideological spectrum on immigration denounced as wholesale fiction, but he repeated it over and over again.

"The Mexican government forces many bad people into our country because they're smart," Trump told NBC News in July. "They're smarter than our leaders."

Trump has been particularly eager to spread false or unsourced rumors that portray ordinary American Muslims as secret extremists. He claimed he personally witnessed "thousands and thousands" of Muslims celebrate 9/11 on rooftops in New Jersey and refused to back down despite failing to provide any credible evidence for the claim.

He has repeatedly and falsely accused neighbors of the San Bernardino shooters of seeing pipe bombs on the floor of their apartment and not passing the info on to the police. "The Muslim community is not reporting what's going on," he said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" in December. "They should be reporting that their next door neighbor is making pipe bombs."

Those themes fit into a broader pattern of accusations of dual foreign loyalties Trump has cultivated. In addition to suggesting the president is sympathetic towards America's enemies, and that Muslim Americans broadly sympathize with terrorism, he repeatedly accused a federal judge presiding over a lawsuit against him of bias due to his "Mexican heritage." The judge, Gonzalo Curiel, was born in Indiana. He falsely suggested before and after winning the nomination that Senator Ted Cruz's Cuban-born father Rafael Cruz was linked to the JFK assassination.

Trump's rumor-mongering on Obama's religion also set the stage for regular comments during his run questioning the faith of various political rivals. During the presidential campaign, he hinted at dark secrets about the faith of Dr. Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney, and Hillary Clinton.

"Are you sure he's a Mormon?" he asked a crowd in Salt Lake City about Romney.

"Not too many evangelicals come out of Cuba, OK?" he said of Cruz.

"I'm Presbyterian. Boy, that's down the middle of the road, folks, in all fairness," Trump said of Carson. "I mean, Seventh-day Adventist, I don't know about. I just don't know about."

Trump has surrounded himself with a cast of similarly-minded advisers. There's Roger Stone, the longtime confidant — now outside the campaign — who wrote a book accusing Lyndon Johnson of killing JFK. There's Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who launched his own investigation into Obama's birth certificate. There's Frank Gaffney, the anti-sharia activist Trump credited with inspiring his Muslim ban who has spread wild conspiracy theories about radical Muslims infiltrating government and the conservative movement.

And, speaking at Trump's own event on Friday, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, who submitted an affidavit in 2010 warning of "widespread and legitimate concerns that the President is constitutionally ineligible to hold office" in a court martial concerning a birther soldier who refused to deploy overseas because they considered Obama an illegitimate commander-in-chief.

Reached by NBC News, McInerney said he did not recall the affidavit and believed Obama was born in the United States. Asked how he came to that belief, he replied: "Because he said he was. I mean, he has never told a lie has he?"

In fairness to Trump, not all of his conspiracy theories touch on racial or religious themes. He also baselessly accused Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen last week of a hidden plot to help Obama politically by maintaining low interest rates, despite praising her for pursuing identical policies just months earlier.

Donald knows how to play the dumb and uneducated, which is why he went with all these theories.  He is the female Sarah Palin.  In fact if she had gone unscripted back in 2008 she would sound just like Donald.

Monday Meme


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Even though Donald Trump finally admitted President Obama was born in the US his followers still want him and Hillary dead



From NBC News

So-called "'birthers" are OK with Donald Trump abandoning their cause, as long it helps him win the presidency — even if they still believe Obama was born in Kenya and don't necessarily agree with his claim that Hillary Clinton started their movement.

"President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period," Trump said Friday in Washington, D.C., reversing course on a five-year campaign to undercover proof that Obama was not really born in Hawaii. No evidence was revealed during the course of that time to back up his initial claim.

But in his 40-second statement, Trump replaced one conspiracy theory with another by claiming Clinton "started the birther controversy." That is simply not true, according to multiple independent fact checkers, who call the claim "ridiculous."

And now, even some leading birther activists tell NBC News that Clinton was not involved in their effort.

Trump didn't start the birther movement either, but he was by far its highest-profile spokesperson.

Also from NBC News

MIAMI — Donald Trump mixed policy with intimations of violence in Miami on Friday, reversing his position on re-engaging with Cuba and pushing for Hillary Clinton's security to disarm because of her proposed firearm reforms.

Trump represented Clinton's position on gun rights as wanting to "destroy your Second Amendment" and said that her bodyguards should no longer carry firearms in light of her policy stance, which includes expanded background checks for gun sales.

"She doesn't want guns, take their — let's see what happens to her," Trump said. "Take their guns away, okay? It'll be very dangerous."

Trump's comments were slammed by Clinton's campaign on Friday night:

"Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President, has a pattern of inciting people to violence. Whether this is done to provoke protesters at a rally or casually or even as a joke, it is an unacceptable quality in anyone seeking the job of Commander in Chief," Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook, wrote in a release.

"This kind of talk should be out of bounds for a presidential candidate, just like it should be out of bounds for a presidential candidate to peddle a conspiracy theory about the President of the United States for five years," Mook added.

"But we've seen again and again that no amount of failed resets can change who Donald Trump is. He is unfit to be President and it is time Republican leaders stand up to denounce this disturbing behavior in their nominee."

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was wounded in a 2011 shooting attack that left six people dead, also denounced Trump's comments, and called Trump "reckless, irresponsible and unworthy of the office he seeks."

"We call on him to renounce these comments, apologize to Hillary Clinton, and acknowledge that once again he has gone dangerously too far," Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, said in a statement.

The Trump campaign hasn't yet respond to a request for comment.

Basically the birthers don't care because they hate blacks and women.  If Obama was white this would never have been an issue.

After 7 1/2 years President Obama finally acknowledges Sarah Palin and Sarah almost orgasms over it

From Blasting News

Over the last eight years, President #Obama has made a lot of enemies on the political right, especially in the form of Tea Party members. While Obama is set to end his second term in the White House in just five months, some of his oldest critics are still not giving up their attacks.

Palin fail

When Obama and Joe Biden won the 2008 election, they defeated Sen. John McCain and former half-term Alaska Gov. #Sarah Palin in record fashion. After the Bush administration led the United States into two wars and the Great Recession, the country was looking for change and gave the young Chicago senator a chance. In the years that followed, Palin has often gone on the attack against Obama, despite never running for any public office since their defeat. While Obama usually keeps quiet about his views on Palin, he decided to use her as the butt of a joke while speaking to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute on Thursday night. Taking to her offical Twitter and Facebook accounts on September 16, Palin did her best to respond.

After thanking those in attendance for helping his administration move the country forward, Obama gave a short list of accomplishments before stating, "What Sarah Palin called that hopey-changey stuff." The crowd erupted in laughter, but prompted the former governor of Alaska to response. "I'd normally tell President Obama to quit the comedy and stick to his day job, but....," Palin wrote, which led to a massive negative response from her followers. Palin's remark only highlights the political divide in the country, as her followers openly questioned Obama's birthplace, despite the "birther" conspiracy being debunked on more than one occasion.









The hilarious thing is, Sarah quit her day job and failed at comedy.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Donald Jr and Ivanka Trump are useful assets, for the Democrats that it


From The Guardian

There’s nothing there. But if there is, they’re going to try to create a story. We don’t need a story where everyone questioning everything … it’s just going to change the dialogue.

– Donald Trump Jr, explaining why Trump’s taxes must remain secret

Both Trump Jr and his sister, Ivanka, cut interviews short on Wednesday. Trump Jr declined a question about the Trump Foundation. Then Ivanka Trump objected to a question about her father calling pregnancy an “inconvenience” for businesses.

Ivanka Trump interview in Cosmo

So I think that you have a lot of negativity in these questions, and I think my father has put forth a very comprehensive and really revolutionary plan to deal with a lot of issues ... I’m going to jump off, I have to run. I apologize.

– Ivanka Trump, to Cosmopolitan magazine

And from the Daily Beast

The latest: comparing reporters to Nazis. Really.

“The media has been her number one surrogate in this. Without the media, this wouldn’t even be a contest, but the media has built her up,” he told the Philadelphia radio station WPHT on Wednesday. 

“They’ve let her slide on every indiscrepancy, on every lie, on every DNC game trying to get Bernie Sanders out of this thing. If Republicans were doing that, they’d be warming up the gas chamber right now.”

Trump later told NBC that he was referring to gas chambers used in the U.S., not the ones used by Nazis.

Sadly Donald thinks his kids fart rainbows.  Oh well it will just give Hillary more ammo.

To the trolls


Ever since I started moderating blog comments you still comment anyway.  You know damn well I'm not going to let them through and I won't listen to you, so why even bother?

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Colin Powell did advise Hillary Clinton


From NPR

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell used a personal computer connected to a private telephone line to send and receive emails to staffers, friends and foreign leaders without having to go through State Department servers.

Powell shared that experience with Hillary Clinton two days after she took over as secretary of state. Powell cautioned Clinton to "be very careful," lest her emails be discovered and become part of the official State Department record.

"I got around it by not saying much and not using systems that captured the data," Powell wrote to Clinton in January of 2009.

The advice from Powell was referenced in an FBI report released last week, and the former secretary's full email exchange with Clinton was made public Wednesday by Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee.

Cummings said it demonstrates that Clinton's reliance on a personal email account for government business — which has become a flashpoint in her presidential campaign — is nothing new.

"This email exchange ... illustrates the longstanding problem that no Secretary of State ever used an official unclassified email account until the current Secretary of State," Cummings said in a statement.

Clinton told the FBI that Powell's advice did not factor into her decision to use a personal email account. And she has said she did so for convenience, not to skirt government record-keeping requirements.

Powell's email suggests he was determined to avoid having his correspondence preserved and possibly made public, describing that as "a real danger."

"What I did do was have a personal computer that was hooked up to a private phone line (sounds ancient)," Powell wrote. "So I could communicate with a wide range of friends directly without it going through the State Department servers. I even used it to do business with some foreign leaders and some of the senior folks in the Department on their personal email accounts. I did the same thing on the road in hotels."

Powell also told Clinton that he used a primitive form of BlackBerry to communicate, despite concerns raised by the State Department's security force.

"The real issue had to do with PDAs [personal digital assistants], as we called them a few years ago before BlackBerry became a noun. And the issue was DS [diplomatic security] would not allow them into the secure spaces," Powell wrote.

"When I asked why not they gave me all kinds of nonsense about how they gave out signals and could be read by spies, etc. Same reason they tried to keep mobile phones out of the suite. I had numerous meetings with them. We even opened one of them up for them to try to explain to me why it was more dangerous than say, a remote control for one of the many tvs in the suite. Or something embedded in my shoe heel. They never satisfied me and NSA/CIA wouldn't back off. So we just went about our business and stopped asking. I had an ancient version of a PDA and used it. In general, the suite was so sealed that it is hard to get signals in or out wirelessly."

Clinton, who described herself as a "berry addict," had asked Powell for advice about her own mobile device.

"What were the restrictions on your use of your blackberry?" she asked Powell, in an email dated Jan. 23, 2009. "Did you use it in your personal office? I've been told that the DSS [Diplomatic Security Service] personnel knew you had one and used it but no one fesses up to knowing how you used it!"

Clinton also noted that President Obama broke new ground by carrying his own, secure BlackBerry. "I just have to figure out how to bring along the State Department," she added.

In her interview with the FBI in June, Clinton said she never brought her unclassified BlackBerry into the secure area of her State Department office. Former security agents told investigators Clinton stored the device in a desk drawer that was within the secure area. Clinton's aide Huma Abedin told the FBI Clinton would retrieve the BlackBerry and leave the secure area when she wanted to check email.

It was clear from Powell's email to Clinton that he often chafed at demands of the Diplomatic Security Service, and sometimes ignored them.

"You will find DS driving you crazy if you let them," Powell wrote. "Their job is to keep you hermetically sealed up. Love, Colin."

IOKIYAR

Katie Couric is still a real journalist Sarah Palin



Unlike Sarah Palin Katie apologizes when an error has been made.  So does Rachel Maddow.  When is Sarah Palin going to apologize for this:







Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Some of the deplorables Hillary Clinton was talking about

The Palin family, except for Trig
Dakota Meyer

David Duke
Willie Robertson
Phil Robertson


Here are some examples of Trump supporters:








How about Palin University?

Since Trump University has been defrauding it's students, I'm surprised Sarah Palin hasn't started Palin University.

I'll help her get started by coming up with some classes:

Pregnancy faking

Guy trapping

Circumventing the law

Grifting 101

Grifting 201

Fake a snowmobile crash

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Donald Trump making money off his campaign



From CBS News

In 2000 Donald Trump told Fortune magazine, “It’s very possible that I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it.”

During this primary season, Donald Trump made a point of not taking outside donations, but now he is. Some of Trump’s campaign money is making its way back to the candidate himself, because unlike any other candidate in modern history, Trump is using his businesses for his campaign.

Legally, Trump has to pay no more than fair market value, so we crunched the numbers to see how much he’s essentially paying himself, reports CBS News correspondent Julianna Goldman. 

Donald Trump has contributed more than $52 million to his presidential campaign. 

“I didn’t need to do this folks. I’m spending a lot of money,” Trump said during a rally in Ohio.

But the Republican nominee has offset some of that by pouring $7.2 million dollars -- just over eight percent of the money his campaign has spent through July --  into his own businesses.

Since Trump moved into the general election phase, that spending has increased. 

During the first year of his campaign, he spent on average half a million dollars a month at his own companies. But as his campaign ramped up from the end of June through July, he spent $1.2 million at Trump businesses.

“There’s a good chance that Donald Trump’s the first candidate for president who makes money off the whole endeavor,” said Charlie Spies, a Republican election lawyer who was Mitt Romney’s CFO in 2008. “The difference with the Romney campaign -- he’s a numbers guy, that he’s very cheap, I think in terms of how money is spent, so we were looking to save as much money as possible.”

Take the candidates’ travel expenses. Campaigns typically split about the cost of flying with the press corps who fly on their planes -- a practice Clinton started this week. On Monday, Trump allowed a small group of reporters onto his plane. It’s unclear if they were charged, but he told them it wouldn’t be a regular occurrence. 

Throughout the campaign, he’s paid his own aviation company $5.6 million to fly his multiple planes like his luxury 757.

He also spent more than $423,000 to rent out his private Mar-a-Lago club. And in July, Trump’s campaign paid $48,239 to rent the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County. By comparison, holding an event for thousands of people at the nearby Westchester County Center costs about $10,000.

On rent, the campaign has spent over $830,000 for office space at Trump Tower. In July, it paid over $169,000, up 133 percent from May. Trump officials reportedly said they expanded into more office space in anticipation of additional staff.

“So as much as it looks like he is putting money into the campaign, he is filling space in his building that otherwise, there would be no revenue off of, so it absolutely is circular,” Spies said. 

Spies said what Trump is doing is not illegal, but it’s discouraging big-dollar Republican donors from giving money to their nominee.

“When they see things like buying Trump brand products and flying on the Trump plane, it doesn’t inspire them to give,” Spies said.

The spending on Trump brands is still well below what the Republican nominee has personally invested in his campaign, but it also comes with free publicity that can’t necessarily be valued.

The campaign did not respond in time for our story but provided this statement to CBS News after the story aired: 

“Mr. Trump continues to contribute his own money to the campaign, including $2 million dollars on this report which more than accounts for things like rent at his own properties, which he is required to pay according to FEC laws. To date he has contributed over $60 million dollars to fund his campaign and to say he has profited in any way is totally and completely false,” campaign spokesperson Hope Hicks said. 

Donald Trump is a grifter, just in a different way.

This is a real crosshair





From Sarah's Fecebook page

Another epitome in media double standards, in my opinion: A schizophrenic shoots an Arizona representative and the media goes berserk blaming me for the crime. That year's SarahPAC electoral map had included a "target" icon, and media erroneously claimed it somehow spurred on the criminal. https://www.facebook.com/notes/sarah-palin/dont-get-demoralized-get-organized-take-back-the-20/373854973434/

The attack on the Arizona politician and innocent bystanders was beyond horrific, and many of us continue to lift up in prayer those who are affected by any unwarranted violence, as the nation witnessed that day in Tucson. Also unwarranted is the blame game liberals capitalized on then, as they continue to do today.

Back then, unable to defend myself with the obvious message that I had nothing to do with the shooting, and wanting to remind the media that using target icons in graphics is used universally by democrats and liberal media (including the liberal "Crossfire" news program), I finally disobeyed my employer's directive (FOX News) to stay silent about the false accusations. Days after the tragedy I made my own video to post a defense, hoping to help exonerate ALL who are falsely accused. http://abcnews.go.com/…/sarah-palin-gabrielle-giffor…/story…

The apoplectic media pinning me for the crime caused turmoil and threats that are inexplicable, stretching still to this day. I say this not to claim any sort of victimization, but to point out the power the media has to try to destroy someone's career, reputation and spirit, by employing its common double standards. http://www.breitbart.com/…/remember-when-the-gabrielle-gif…/
This morning on MSNBC the liberal media once again features their "target" icon in their political graphics. And all is well in the lamestream media. Let's hear it for consistency...
http://conservatives4palin.com/…/cnn-puts-sarah-palin-cross…

- Sarah Palin

Yes Sarah blame everyone else for your embarrassment.  And by the way these are not crosshairs:



Anyone with a brain would know that.