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Reader: Why does columnist feel need to tear down Palin?

Posted: March 27, 2012 - 8:54am

How can a human mind store up so much vile? I don't know whether Bob Franken's hair is whiter than mine, but he has a serious mind problem that won't let his mind wander from tearing down a woman who I thinks has much more character than he does. A whole column demonizing a person who has never done anything to him. I don't believe she has any criminal record like so many politicians of today have. I proudly had  the opportunity to shake her hand.

Not very many years back, I had a certain amount of respect for a whole bunch of writers, TV newscasters. And columnists.  But in the last decade, it is a mystery to me what has happened to the patriotism of the American people, and the news world.  It is OK for Bill Maher to use any filthy word which enters his wee mind about women,  after all, he is just a "comedian."  There are comedians and then there was a few Bob Hopes.

My mother tried to teach me not to hold judgement about others and to forgive them when things like this happen, but there are no old style mothers anymore and 50 percent of the children don't even have a family. Sad, sad.

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akmscott
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akmscott 03/27/12 - 04:35 pm
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Simple!He's a hard core

Simple!He's a hard core liberal.

northernlights
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northernlights 03/27/12 - 05:56 pm
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Power of the pen

People who talk bad about others have small minds. They focus in on others faults, it brings them delight to put others down, yet they are blind to themselves. They cannot see thier ugly attitudes or pride, they put themselves above all. The more they despise someone the more they dwell on it and do everything in their power to pursuade others to think like them. They are miserable with thier own private life, the people who hurt and insult others are doing nothing more than inflicting thier own misery on them. It hurts to be insulted, how much greater is that hurt than to have it done in writing and verbaly for the world to hear and see. When I hear people I know gossiping or insulting someone behind thier back, I immeditaly do not trust them, any respectful person holds thier tongue. Editors, anyone involved with the media who puts others down are not to be trusted, shallow minds and miserable.

Jerry
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Jerry 03/27/12 - 09:44 pm
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I have this trait my self,

I have this trait my self of wanting to some times say stupid stuff about others, it's called sin, which can result in hate if not treated with Love. It is usually exibited when one thinks more highly of them selves rather than others. It's a continual check & balance thing for me not to fall into the traps others set for me by their actions or words. Sometimes i fail and believe it or not, i really don't like me afterwards.
But, sometimes the plan simple truth without any added opinions will set some off into a hate filled frenzy of attacks on people, especially when Gods word is involved and it points out OUR sins against God & others. James 4;

Maybe this guy just hates women, most of all ones that are smarter than he seems to be, it also could be a Franken Family trait, as Al Franken also seems to have the same troubles. Can i get a Thumbs up here?

Jerry Baty
A wicked sinner saved by Grace, through Faith in Yeshua, not perfect, just forgiven.

cormit
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cormit 03/30/12 - 08:15 pm
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Why tear down Palin

Live by the sword die by the sword. Sarah Palin has become a celebrity by ruthlessly and ignorantly criticizing others. What goes around comes around and she deserves every bit of it.

bob99507
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bob99507 03/31/12 - 11:03 am
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cormit

Who did she criticize other than obama?

kenai_kid
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kenai_kid 03/31/12 - 12:08 pm
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bob...REALLY?

Does the name Gabriella Giffords ring a bell? Ann Kirkpatrick? Charlie Gifford, Lisa Murkowski, Mark Begich, the "liberal left wing political pundits." The list could go on for while.

cbeard
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cbeard 03/31/12 - 04:08 pm
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Yuck

Sarah Palin betrayed Alaskans by jumping ship and abandoning her more moderate platform which was becoming successful in our state (remember the near 100% approval ratings?) for a hateful, vile, Bible-thumping, Taliban-like rhetoric for the sake of fame and fortune in running for VP in 2008.

Then when that didn't plan out, she refused to learn from her defeat and turn the negative energy into positive energy for Alaska, which is what a GOOD governor would have done, and instead lead the state into a Tea party affiliated quagmire which tore apart what was the most cooperative total voter base out of any of the 50 states in history.

She and the cronies and family members who support her blindly deserve to be torn apart in the media every single day they lure money away for the sake of a false dangerous neo-conservative prophet.

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Watchman on the Wall 04/01/12 - 03:21 pm
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Well all i can say is this

Well all i can say is this really amazes me the way you folks talk about Obama's cousin Sarah Palin. Yes she is supposedly a distant cousin to Obama and all the rest of the politically correct group that seeks a Totalitarian Govt. World wide steming from the Samuel Hinckley Tree of Cap Cod 1662.
Did ya know that Palin was the very First Woman & Obama was the First Almost Black man EVER invited to this special Group, club of politicians after the election to celebrate.
General Robert E, Lee, also a cousin, started this club many yrs ago, sorry the name of the group, club evades me at the present, but it shows that BOTH sides are involved with a Family Dream, no matter who wins.

For ALL of you that voted for what we now have I hope your happy with your Chosen Ones New Hope & Fundamental Change to Believe in, religion of ONE World.
So please explain to me just exactly who deserves all the trouble we see coming on ALL OF US DUE TO YOUR BAD Choices, is it really Sarah Palin?

Please allow me to say that I don't hate our Prez. but as simple minded as i am i can read the writtings on the Outhouse Walls. Writtings all of which are saying we are in it deep with this chosen one of ya'lls and his Fundamental changes which imply a total removal of OUR old Fundamentals, namely OUR Constitutions protection for all and replacing them with his Totalitarian rules for a few.

I really think we need to focus on the real trouble maker for ALL the World here folks and it ain't Sarah Palin thats placing economic sanctions on ALL the World if they reject his Dream Act plans of control for his Global OWO.

Jeremiah 6:17

kenai_kid
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kenai_kid 03/31/12 - 05:22 pm
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FOR YESHUA'S SAKE...

Jerry, either take your meds, adjust the dosage, try a new drug orrrrrrrr slip into something a little more comfortable, like a straight jacket!

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msjinxie 04/01/12 - 08:09 pm
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The "Tearing down" in Politics

We all know mud slinging to some degree is normal in any elections. However, over the years, it has went from polite nudging, to right out bashing and catty comments, even on commercials and radio. Maybe if they would concentrate on the ISSUES they are supposedly running for and stop the child like name calling, this country maybe can get a start to gaining back some respect. I'm sorry, but I am so tired of hearing nothing but rumours being perpetuated about issues over and over....Leave Sarah alone. Are you not all humans that make mistakes? ..Lets stick to the real issues at hand and not someones celebrity "status" you are happy or unhappy with. Personally, give me a president who has some military background, that is older and has their act together, that knows there is more to it than looking all pretty for the camera and making a mockery of the entire system.

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scarter 04/02/12 - 12:42 pm
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palin

Miss palin may not have a criminal record, however she bailed on her governership that's criminal in it self, she should stay out of politics all together.....................

lilypad444
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lilypad444 04/02/12 - 02:32 pm
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hypocrisy

It kinda sounds like your article contradicts the point you were trying to make.

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cheapersmokes 04/02/12 - 06:35 pm
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Palin!

I feel that she did a great job for the citizens of Alaska as a whole and would of done a great job as our VP if McCain didn't have the worst campaign team ever put together! She left the state when the nuisance FOIA requests got to be too much of a burden on the state and she cannot be faulted for looking out for the state on that action. Did you also notice how the news media gives Obama a pass on almost everything to include never presenting absolute proof of his place of birth or even an explanation on how he got a SS number reserved for Connecticut when he has never lived their. Also why hasn't even one student ever come forward and said they were in a class with him in college and he has never produced any proof of his schooling. Take away his teleprompter and he will prove what an idiot he is within a few minutes. But then I was taught never to talk about someone if you can't say something good so please ignore these comments since I cannot say even one good thing about that jerk off!

Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 04/04/12 - 12:34 pm
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KK i see you got 3 thumbs up

KK i see you got 3 thumbs up from your hatefilled comments about what i said, Feelings Hurter. Do i do this to you about your comments or opinion? That would be a Big NO, i try to respectfully give what i see and have heard or read, just as your comments are on things you read or see or understand.

Your not one of those folks that E. Ward is talking about that is supposed to be a christian, but if accused and taken to court they could not find enough evidence to convict you for it, are you? Just asking as you did say that you are good to go since baptism which i take as you are claiming to be saved.
But by your attacks against me a christian it appears that one of us is a little off on how we are to treat others as followers of Christ Jesus. Romans 1;

Have a GR8 Day!!

Jeremiah 6:17

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