15 August, 2010

Legitimate Questions for Sarah Palin


Sarah, I read with interest your questions for the president. Now I have some for you.

You believe in the US constitution, don't you? You believe in people's freedom to worship as they see fit? If so, what's the problem?

You believe in small government, right? You believe that big government should get out of people's lives, don't you? If so, then what business does the president have in telling anyone what they should build where?

You make an interesting point that having the right to do something doesn't mean you should. Would you extend the same principle to – oh, let's say – gun control as well? Or would that be an attack on freedom and a trashing of the constitution? How can you try to have it both ways?

And you believe in the free market don't you? So if you object to the owners' plans for the site, why not just outbid them? Why not let the market decide?

In short, how can you justify a position on this issue that contradicts your positions on just about everything else?

I believe these are legitimate questions to ask.

- Bill

27 comments:

  1. Admirable, but no point expecting anything rational or reasoned from an emotive populist.

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  2. In Palin World only her questions are considered "legitimate."

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  3. We are only allowed to question democrats and people who aren't white.

    Silly wabbit.

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  4. As Keith Olbermann always says "That woman is an idiot".

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  5. Bill u are such an idiot- how dare u show disrespect to sarah palin - she satnds for what is right at the time - u stand 4 just wanting to argue

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  6. Um, "build on state land"? What about separation of church and state Sarah, or am I misreading the Constitution?

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  7. it seems by your questions to sarah palin your views are clear you support muslims, your for more government,you believe in building the Mosque at ground zreo,you dont understand what the free market is about. in closing i would like to say that your a field worker u should stick to picking your strawberries and stay out of politics since u obviously know very little

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  8. two sides to every story let the woman speak

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  9. Anon 11:13,
    Don't be silly. I think I know more about the free market than you do about spelling.

    Anon 11:16,
    No-one is stopping her from speaking. I think these are legitimate questions.

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  10. Sarah Palin has all the smarts of a tree stump (and in advance I apologize to any tree stumps that I have insulted with the prior comment) so consistency isn't one of those things that bother her.

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  11. Sarah Palin is in this for only one thing; to take in as much moola as she can as fast as she can.
    She is so out of her league professionally that it's laughable. Also sad that some people actually think that she knows what she's talking about.

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  12. Great post Bill, thank you.

    Meanwhile Ms. Quitter McWinksalot will avoid your questions and do a run and hide or charge a fee to hear her answers or it'll be only on Fox after it's pre-approved and pre-screened questions. Though her ghostwriter doing her Twitter or Facebook might have something to say. Or she'll have someone write the answers on her hands.

    You betcha.

    Paul

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  13. Of course I believe in the us constitution the greatest governmental document ever written. But of course I believe in freedom of worship. Its written in there for good reason. But there is good taste and bad taste in everything we do in our daily lives. There are 23 mosques in NYC there is no lack of worship for muslims there. You obviously didn’t lose your father, mother, brother, sister in those two buildings on 9/11 . Empathy is a virtue it seems long forgotten these days. But just the thought of the call to prayer being heard from that hallowed ground five times a day just doesn’t seem empathetic in my opinion. The mosques you speak of near ground zero were probably already there, I don’t know. I am not advocating there removal. Of course I believe in small government. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Henry Ford did not revolutionize the automobile industry under order from a bureaucrat. The President has no business weighing in on the situation. He has an oath to uphold the constitution. But since he decided to open his mouth, he is now in the arena. Although we all know he is a muslim and you voted for him. It’s all good man. So his stand on the issue is very predictable. And so is yours. You are in the bottom thirty percentile. As far as gun control goes, it depends on the situation. I don’t own a gun . No one has ever threatened me or my family in any way. But if they ever did , it’s comforting to know that I would have something to fall back on if that situation ever arrived. I have much respect for our law enforcement. But life and death can be determined before the police arrive. And if you sir, or anyone else wants to come hurt me , or my family in my castle, while they are asleep prepare to die. Of course I believe in the free market. In the only cases in which the masses have escaped the grinding poverty that occurs in this world. In the only cases in recorded history. Is where they have capitalism and largely free trade. If you want to know where people in the world are worst off. Its exacty in the kinds of societies that depart from that. So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people. That can hold a candle to the productive activities, that are unleashed by the free enterprise system. I wished I could outbid them. I don’t have the money to outbid the waiter. Who purchased the property for 4.5 million. I have been in the restaurant business for 27 years and never once met a waiter or waitress millionaire. Have you? I smell a rat. I have not contradicted my positions in any way and to further prove it I hope you will help invest in the gay bar that Greg Gutfeld has proposed on the property next door to the mosque. It will be catering to gay muslims. Will be open 24 hours a day since they will not be serving alcohol.. The drink menu will consist of 72 different virgin drinks. He is still thinking of a name for the bar.. Two of my favorites are. You Mecca Me Hot And Between the Sheiks.
    All in the name of outreach and tolerance my friend. Because we all know just how well gay muslims are tolerated throughout Islam. Be well my friend. Respect your views always . And look forward to your retort. I apologize for any spelling errors. I blame it on the ambien and President Bush of course.

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  14. UNDER THE FULL MANIFESTATION OF THE DEBORAH ANOINTING, GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN COURAGEOUSLY SPOKE OUT ABOUT SHARIA-CREEP IN NEW YORK!!!!

    To build a mosque at Ground Zero is a stab in the heart of the families of the innocent victims of those horrific attacks.

    TOO MANY POLITICIANS ARE WEAK AND “POLITICALLY CORRECT” IN THE FACE OF TERRORISM TODAY, YET GOVERNOR PALIN CONTINUES TO MINISTER TO AMERICAN UNDER THE POWER OF THE DEBORAH ANOINTING!!!!

    NOW, A MOSQUE IS ABOUT TO GO UP AT GROUND ZERO, WHILE 19 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE ENTIRE STATE OF NEW YORK HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED MARK 16:18 MINISTRY!!!!!!

    INDEED, EXCEPT FOR A BRIEF FEW DAYS LAST MONTH, THERE NEVER HAS BEEN A MARK 16:18 FELLOWSHIP IN THE NORTHEAST, AND THERE STILL ARE NO PRAISE AND WORSHIP CENTERS IN THE FULL ANOINTING WITH SIGNS FOLLOWING!!!!!!!!

    YET, IN THE COURSE OF AMERICAPHILE MINISTRIES' MISSION TO NEW YORK, THIS MINISTRY ENGAGED IN SPIRITUAL WARFARE WITH ISLAMIC MOSQUES, HINDU TEMPLES, RC CHURCHES FILLED WITH IDOLS, RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCHES BURNING INCENSE AND CANDLES TO PAINTINGS, BUDDHIST SHRINES, YOGA STUDIOS, LESBIAN/WICCA HERB SHOPS, DEMOCRATIC CLUBHOUSES, TAROT, SANTERIA, FENG SHUI, BLARNEY STONES, BOTANICAS, AOH, WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES “PROTESTANTS”, KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, THE U.N. AND COMMUNIST BOOKSTORES!!!!!!

    TERRIBLE!!!!! HARROWING!!! HEART-WRENCHING!!!!

    IT IS NO WONDER, THEN, THAT THESE IGNORANT SOULS PICKED PIAPS AS THEIR SENATOR!!!!

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  15. can't belive you fell for it ralph17/8/10 2:40 AM

    ralph you're an idiot
    muslims aren't our enemy.
    idiots are.
    sharia law has never been a part of us law and no one has ever suggested otherwise.
    except those who want to excite the idiots.
    break free ralph - the air is great in reality!!

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  16. Jerrypiece17/8/10 2:51 AM

    Im not sure what i feel about the mosque in new york. But we need to stop vilifying the Muslim religion for 9/11. There are extremist Muslims like the ones by whom we were attacked on 9/11 just like there are....oh say... extremist christian idiots who go protesting a gay straight alliance at a high school. We as people can complain and speak our views but unless you want to get to that land before they do, then they have every right to build their place of worship there.

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  17. Jerrypiece17/8/10 2:58 AM

    And republicans are hypocrites anyways. They dont believe in small government so that we can enjoy more of our freedoms. DOnt ask dont tell, anyone? The Patriot Act? They dont care about freedoms they care about money. The almighty green. When i hear someone like palin talk the first thing i think is "Who does she think shes kidding? No one will believe this tripe." Then i see a message board and get back to reality......

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  18. I think it's important to note that A) Cordoba House isn't technically a mosque, per se. It's a community center, that has a theatre, art gallery, etc, and just happens to also include a place of worship; and B) It's technically not at Ground Zero. It's two blocks away, not viewable from Ground Zero, and on a street that isn't even on most people's way to Ground Zero. To say it's offensive, that it will hurt those who lost loved ones in 9/11, is to say that the Muslims who will be going to that church were involved. What if it were a Catholic church being built in an area of the world that saw great atrocities at the hands of the Spanish Inquisition? Would that also be wrong, since it was Catholics who carried that out, even if it wasn't the Catholics there?

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  19. 1. It's not a Mosque, it's a cultural center.

    2. It's 2 Blocks away from ground zero, and not visible to ground zero.

    3. Why are there no objections to the strip clubs, sex shops and bars on this "hallowed ground"

    4. Don't we have more important issues to deal with than someone exercising their religious freedom?

    and finally...

    5. 9/11 was an inside job.

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  21. WAKE UP, AMERICA, AND MAKE THE CONNECTIONS!!!!!!

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  22. NY Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D):

    1) Nadler: “One, there is a mosque in the Pentagon, which is also hallowed ground. No one objects to that.”

    2) Nadler: “Second, the people who want to build this facility, which is partially a mosque and partially a community center, have a mosque a few blocks away from there, which no one has objected to.”

    3) Nadler: “I would take the sincerity of many of the Republican critics of this…if they were supporting, as Peter is, but very few other Republicans are, the bill to give health care coverage to the 9/11 heroes and responders which all but 12 Republicans voted against in the House last week.”


    http://kaystreet.wordpress.com/2010/08/15/ground-zero-mosque-developers-open-to-relocation-offer/

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  23. Anon 139,
    Regarding empathy, I know it's a raw nerve. I'm not so blind as to not see that. But empathy is a two-way street. Al Qaeda does not speak for Islam. Why must all Muslims be tarred with that crime? What of empathy for them?
    It seems to me that the crux of this debate is "We don't mind you being Muslim, but could you just go and be Muslim somewhere else?"
    Like the back of the bus, perhaps?
    In any case, I'm not talking about the Islamic centre two blocks away from the World Trade Centre, I'm talking about some pretty basic contradictions on Ms Palin's position. On the subject of empathy, I find it rather insulting that she is using the issue for such rank political opportunism.

    You are correct that the president swore an oath to uphold the constitution and that's exactly what he did. Why should that be so controversial?
    As for this, "Although we all know he is a muslim and you voted for him,"
    You assume WAY too much. ;)

    Ralph,
    No idea what you're talking about.

    Replier to Ralph,
    Correct - idiots are the enemy, regardless of creed.

    Jerrypiece,
    I agree.

    William,
    1 & 2, correct. 3 & 4, Good questions. 5, No it wasn't. It worked.

    kstreet,
    I didn't know that. Funny how the Pentagon always gets forgotten about. Thanks for the link.

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  24. Bill,

    Thank you for the critique, I must, however, disagree with you on #5.

    "No it wasn't. It worked."

    Casting my distain for Dumbya aside for the moment, who was in charge of the response on that morning? Answer - Darth Vader.

    Norman Mineta's testimony to the 9/11 commission has troubled me (testimony excluded from the final "report"):

    Having been in Cheney's office that morning...

    "the young man entered and said the aircraft is 10 miles out, does the order still stand?

    Cheney: Of course the order still stands. Have you heard anything different?"

    The Pentagon is one of the most heavily defended buildings on the planet. It has its own radars, its own IFF system, its own surface-to-air missile defense system. It is difficult for any rational person to believe that an aircraft, with known hostile intent, would be allowed to execute a 330 Degree descending turn within range of the pentagon's missile defense systems, to be allowed to strike the Pentagon, unless the order Sec. Mineta referred to was a "stand down" order. One of the many holes in the "official" theory.

    Yes, it worked. It worked because Dumbya wasn't in on the plan.

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  25. I agree that there are many holes in the official story, and such inconsistencies allow conspiracy theories to flourish.

    In an administration marked by incompetence, I don't find it credible that they could pull it off, with or without W. I don't think Cheney is as clever as people give him credit for.

    One way or another, the glee with which they seized this "opportunity" speaks poorly of them all.

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  26. When you question Sarah Palin, please limit the answers expected to what can be written on her left hand.

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  27. Good point.

    Would "It's an argument of political convenience" fit?

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