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 Post subject: Re: Sarah Palin's response to critiques of her violent rheto
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:32 pm 
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I assume everything tweeted or facebooked by any Palin or other politico is written by a ghost writer, and I'd treat this no differently. There's a reason why people like them have "handlers"; their image is carefully controlled and manipulated.


But Palin's "handlers" have shown they are not particularly great at their jobs. She has always had a tendency to "go rogue," or otherwise go off-message on television, in print and online. If her people were actually decent at handling her image, half of America wouldn't be sitting around talking about how she's a ignorant, evil, though admittedly folksy moron who would be catastrophically dangerous for this country. But we are. Because she is.

I disagree; I think they're doing an amazing job of ensuring she remains in the public eye. Think about it. She had a failed VP run. She quit her role as Governor of Alaska. She landed a job a correspondent for Fox News and a full season of a show solely about her "life" in Alaska. News outlets are even speculating that she will run for President in 2012. Have you heard nearly half as much out of John McCain since his campaign ended?

She's not going off-message at all. Her handlers are purposely painting her in a light that will appeal to one subset of people while disgusting another subset so that they will constantly talk about her. People in the middle or people who don't care still cannot escape her because she's constantly on the TV, or in the mainstream news outlets, or in workplace discussions. We can't get rid of her, despite her lack of relevance, because no one will stop talking about her.


If internet counts for anything, she is basically as internationally famous, and as representative of the United States, as President Obama.

I am so sick of seeing her stupid forking face. It's not even worth it for the incredulous amusement and righteous anger at this point.

Maybe if everyone ignores her, she will GO AWAY.


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 Post subject: Re: Sarah Palin's response to critiques of her violent rheto
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:40 pm 
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I am so sick of seeing her stupid forking face. It's not even worth it for the incredulous amusement and righteous anger at this point.


this is exactly how i feel.


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 Post subject: Re: Sarah Palin's response to critcism of her violent rhetor
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:46 pm 
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stupid wikipedia guy wrote:
Blood libel is a U.S. political term popularized by former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin in January 2011, in the aftermath of the 2011 Tucson shootings.


"Popularized" doesn't mean "said once."

I too was shocked to learn that Sarah Palin wasn't actually accusing Democrats of saying she uses the blood of Christian babies in her Jewish rituals. Because I thought that's what she meant.

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 Post subject: Re: Sarah Palin's response to critcism of her violent rhetor
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:47 pm 
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like she even knew what she meant.


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 Post subject: Re: Sarah Palin's response to critcism of her violent rhetor
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:47 pm 
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Of course she doesn't know what it means. What a dimwitted moron.

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 Post subject: Re: Sarah Palin's response to critcism of her violent rhetor
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:56 pm 
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Of course she doesn't know what it means. What a dimwitted moron.


Then whoever wrote the speech for her knows what it means. No one would just decide to put together the phrase "blood libel" out of nowhere.


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 Post subject: Re: Sarah Palin's response to critcism of her violent rhetor
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The new blood libel article is being considered for deletion according to it's wiki blurb. Comment on it if you wish. I see no need for it to be there when there is one with the history of the term through the centuries. They must have put that one on lockdown so someone felt the need to create the new one.

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 Post subject: Re: Sarah Palin's response to critcism of her violent rhetor
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The new blood libel article is being considered for deletion according to it's wiki blurb. Comment on it if you wish. I see no need for it to be there when there is one with the history of the term through the centuries. They must have put that one on lockdown so someone felt the need to create the new one.

On Wikipedia? I didn't see it anywhere on the "blood libel" entry. Is it gone?

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 Post subject: Re: Sarah Palin's response to critcism of her violent rhetor
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:08 pm 
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Of course she doesn't know what it means. What a dimwitted moron.


Then whoever wrote the speech for her knows what it means. No one would just decide to put together the phrase "blood libel" out of nowhere.


I'm guessing they thought it meant something like "false accusations that I have blood on my hands." Which is actually pretty close to how it's often used, but in a different context. There was a Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) post that used the term in regards to her a couple days before, so that's a likely source.

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 Post subject: Re: Sarah Palin's response to critcism of her violent rhetor
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:30 pm 
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I know that Wikipedia is far from an official or respected academic source...but even if it chooses to alter it's entry of this phrase because a dimwitted politician used it outside of its established historical meaning in order to attempt to create a new meaning that fits the incorrect context...this world has become far to Orwellian for me and I am going back to bed and hiding under my covers.


In another vain : Holy run on sentence Batman!

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 Post subject: Re: Sarah Palin's response to critcism of her violent rhetor
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:40 pm 
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The new blood libel article is being considered for deletion according to it's wiki blurb. Comment on it if you wish. I see no need for it to be there when there is one with the history of the term through the centuries. They must have put that one on lockdown so someone felt the need to create the new one.

On Wikipedia? I didn't see it anywhere on the "blood libel" entry. Is it gone?

The page that Jordan linked to earlier in this thread is what I referred to as the new article and it is now deleted. There was no new info posted on the old article as I imagine they put that one on lockdown after Palin's video. The one Jordan linked to was a separate page.
I was interested because I have never heard this term in my life and have been referencing that wiki article.
I'm pretty sure I am ready to give a speech now.

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 Post subject: Re: Sarah Palin's response to critcism of her violent rhetor
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:37 pm 
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Sarah Palin is being criticized for using the term “blood libel” in a statement casting herself and fellow conservatives as victims of the Arizona shootings, because liberals are mean when they say that violent rhetoric can beget violence. Andrew Breitbart apparently decided to respond, tweeting:

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I used ‘blood libel’ because I thought using analogy of lefties at pinball machine in Jodie Foster film ‘The Accused’ was too obscure.


Oh fork you. For those who haven’t seen “The Accused,” there’s a famously graphic scene of Jodie Foster being gang-raped on a pinball machine. So for Breitbart, criticism = gang-rape, but maybe lefties won’t get the gang-rape reference, so criticism = long-standing anti-Semitic myths, which resulted in the persecution and killing of Jews, about ritually slaughtering Christian babies. Got it. You’re disgusting.

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 Post subject: Re: Sarah Palin's response to critiques of her violent rheto
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:43 pm 
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Wow, that woman keeps peeling away layers of ignorance to reveal even more appalling layers of ignorance! What a scary, shameless individual. Instead of retracting and apologizing, I bet she tries to claim an alternate definition of blood libel.

Oh, nosirree bob! She does so know what it means (and it's goshdarn delicious, doncha know)!
http://www.funnyordie.com/articles/bf46a632a6/sarah-palin-s-blood-libel-matzah-recipe

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 Post subject: Re: Sarah Palin's response to critcism of her violent rhetor
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Good article on Palin and the blood libel comment in today's Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 84102.html

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:13 pm 
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So, now it's not just blood libel, it's also a pogrom. http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2011/01/in-shit-i-couldnt-make-up.html This is just disgusting that the same people who talk about how America is a Christian nation are appropriating these terms.


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So, now it's not just blood libel, it's also a pogrom. http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2011/01/in-shiitake-i-couldnt-make-up.html This is just disgusting that the same people who talk about how America is a Christian nation are appropriating these terms.


Well, not really, considering the Christian tradition is pretty much responsible for the phrase.

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I am sick of all this anti-Semitism against Sarah Palin!

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Awesome!!!


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Awesome!!!

theyre fighting back! yes!


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That's freakin' awesome!

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