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It’s been 8 years since that astonishing day that John McCain tapped Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential running mate. Since that painful moment, Sarah has proven herself to be just as ignorant, vicious, and bigoted as she was then. Only a few things have changed. (1) Bristol is on her third/fourth/fifth pregnancy. (2) Shailey Tripp is no longer working for Todd. (3) Track has fathered two children out of wed lock. (4) Sarah is 8 years older. She has attempted to change her hair, breast size, hair color, facial contour, glasses, but has totally failed to educate herself about political issues. Sarah has turned on Ted Cruz (She endorsed Trump instead of Cruz) Sarah has turned on Lisa Murkowski, the Republican Senator from Alaska. Sarah has turned on John McCain. (Sarah endorsed Trump and he doesn’t like losers). Now she’s turned on Trump.
Now she’s reverted back to attacking President Obama, and making references to slavery. She said:
“Fail baby Fail,” “Obama’s destructive ‘energy plan’ enslaves America to unfriendly nations, which he’s been warned about for eight years.”
Thus in one Facebook post Sarah Palin tried to revive the “Drill Baby Drill” slogan, lodge another attack on Obama even though he has days, not months, left in office, and make inappropriate references to slavery.
Palin was complaining about Obama recent executive order blocking oil and gas drilling in Arctic and Atlantic oceans
The order came after hundreds of kayaktivists protested drilling in the Arctic and the Port of Seattle being used as a port for the Shell Oil drilling rig Polar Pioneer.
This was another attempt by President Obama to solidify his environmental legacy. This order withdraws hundreds of millions of acres of federally owned land in the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean from new offshore oil and gas drilling. Obama used a little-known law called the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to protect large portions of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas in the Arctic and a string of canyons in the Atlantic stretching from Massachusetts to Virginia. In addition to a five-year moratorium already in place in the Atlantic, removing the canyons from drilling puts much of the eastern seaboard off limits to oil exploration even if companies develop plans to operate around them.
The announcement by the White House late in the afternoon was coordinated with similar steps being taken by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to shield large areas of that nation’s Arctic waters from drilling. Neither measure affects leases already held by oil and gas companies and drilling activity in state waters.
This is not the first time Obama has used the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. He did it to safeguard Alaska’s Bristol Bay in 2014, and again last year to protect part of Alaska’s Arctic coast. The president has protected 125 million acres in the region in the last two years, according to a fact sheet issued by the White House. Sarah probably didn’t know about those.
These areas Obama is trying to protect are widely recognized as major biodiversity hotspots that are critical to fisheries. The canyons provide deep water corals used by a wide array of fish. The area also provides habitat “for . . . deepwater corals, deep diving beaked whales, commercially valuable fishes, and significant numbers of habitat-forming soft and hard corals, sponges, and crabs,” the White House said.
Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, called it “a historic victory in our fight to save our Arctic and Atlantic waters, marine life, coastal communities and all they support.” Carter Roberts, president and chief executive of the World Wildlife Fund, applauded what he called “a bold decision” that “signals some places are just too important not to protect.”
Moreover the country is not in need of additional oil resources. The current oil in the Arctic represents a mere one tenth of one percent of the nation’s oil production overall. World oil production is in balance. The long decline in U.S. crude oil production appears to be over. September 2016 output increased 60,000 bopd. Thus, the limits on drilling isn’t “enslaving” America. Obama has protected the country.
So it’s been 8 years of Sarah Palin attacking Obama and making inappropriate references to slavery. No other celebrity or political figure has ever devoted so many years to attacking a politician without any alternative proposals. No other person has absolved themself of any responsibility for making any positive change while pretending to care about acts of those in power.
We are tired of the same old whine from Sarah Palin. I’d rather listen to the Four Tops:
It’s WWIII. It’s a cyber war, and it has had an impact on the 2016 election. To say that Trump wasn’t part of the conspiracy is ludicrous. He encouraged it on national television.
Now that Trump has won the election, he claims that Russian interference didn’t happen. Yet the evidence is overwhelming! This site spells out the findings.
“It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,” the Post quoted a senior U.S. official as saying. “That’s the consensus view.”The evidence of a reason to be genuinely fearful about the involvement of Russia in the election is Trump’s recent pick for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. Tillerson admits he is a long-time friend of Vladimir Putin.
Trump suggests that the hack was not revealed until AFTER the election. In fact it was reported at least as early as October 13th. Now Trump disputes the validity of the intelligence that the hacking occurred. In fact 17 AGENCIES HAVE CONFIRMED THE HACK, INCLUDING THE CIA.A bipartisan group of senators, including John McCain, R-Arizona, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, and Republican Speaker of the House called for an investigation into the intelligence community’s finding that Russia attempted to influence the election.House Speaker Paul Ryan, said:
With Russia now accused of interfering in the U.S. election, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made a crack that recalls one of her most famous lines from the 2008 campaign, when she was the Republican vice presidential nominee.
- Sarah Palin isn’t reloading! SHe isn’t attacking the country who has hacked the most precious of American rights, the right to elect our leaders. Sarah is laughing about it. If she could keep an “eye on them” then she should have prevented the hack. Since she didn’t, she must bear responsibility for not being incensed about the hack. All of our rights guaranteed in the Constitution could be eliminated by the election of a corrupt President with ties to Russia. It is more important than ever the the American people stand together now and demand a new election, free from influence of countries outside the United States. If we don’t demand a new election, America will never be the same. Because we have never been given Trump’s tax returns, we are blind to the investment in Russia that Trump might have. We already know about the involvement of Tiller, and that is horrifying! Imagine the damage that could be done to America by a President and Secretary of State indebted to Russia for their election/re-election. Imagine the damage that could be done to America by a President and Secretary of State who stand to make millions/billions of dollars as a result of their relationship with a foreign leader. Sarah Palin shouldn’t be laughing she should be re-loading!
As indicated in yesterday’s post, Sarah Palin has been in bed with big oil and British Petroleum for years. The next logical question is whether Palin was conscientiously indifferent to the failure of BP to comply with safety standards, or whether she intentionally disregarded the impact of BP’s failure to comply with safety standards in an effort to increase the profits of BP, and thereby her state. Consider the positions of Palin regarding the environment:
- Palin opposed protections for salmon from mining contamination.
- Palin was responsible for initiating a lawsuit against the federal government to remove polar bears from the endangered list.
- Before Palin resigned as Governor she encouraged the cutting of timber, mining, drilling and fishing in Alaska.
- Palin has not only been a strong advocate for wolf predator control, but she has shot wolves from helicopters herself. She also worked to encourage others to kill wolves by offering a bounty for every wolf killed.
- Palin advocated removing beluga whales from the endangered list.
- Palin has been a strong advocate for drilling in ANWR.
- Palin has been a proponent of building a rail line across the Alaskan wilderness.
- Palin doesn’t believe that global warming is the result of man’s efforts. Even George Bush acknowledged that the U.S. should reduce man-made carbon emissions.
- Palin spent $500 million in state money to encourage the development of a 1,700 mile pipeline to transport natural gas from the North Shore of Alaska.
- Palin refused to press Exxon to repay Alaska for the unanticipated environmental damages from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill; all the while Exxon continued making record breaking profits in Alaska.
After reviewing Palin’s history of environmental apathy, it is clear she willfully and consciously favored oil companies over the constituents and the resources of the state she was elected to protect. She purposely sought to increase the profits for oil companies at the expense of Alaska. Palin’s hands are not merely covered in oil, but in the blood of the countless animals who died as a result the aerial hunting, loss of habitat and environmental degradation in the pursuit of profit.