Palin's Farewell Speech: My Father Smelled of Eldeberries

Sarah Palin's leaving Alaska for a "higher calling". Here for your snarking pleasure, I give you her farewell speech - with commentary.

What an absolutely beautiful day it is, and it is my honor to speak to all Alaskans, to our Alaskan family this last time as your governor.
The honor part was cool, but actually being your Governor? That part sucked.
And it is always great to be in Fairbanks.
Check. Fairbanks = always great.
Read the rest at Angie the Anti-Theist

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Comment by Chris on September 15, 2009 at 8:07pm
I didn't suggest that people in cults live in squaller. Sadly people pour money into making cult leaders rich. People such as Pat and Tammy Baker, or Pat Robertson live in luxury as they call to the flock to donate until it hurts.
Do you know who Pat and Tammy Baker were?

Tammy helped build the three largest Christian television networks in the world:
CBN (The Christian Broadcasting Network) with Pat Robertson. Tammy worked for Pat for nine years.

TBN (The Trinity Broadcasting Network) with Paul Crouch.

PTL - Jim and Tammy Bakker. In its last year in existence, six million people visited the theme park Heritage USA.

Perhaps this would be a calling you would like.
I hope not because it would be horrible to hear someone else say such nonsense as Hurricane Katrina was brought on by gods wrath to kill poor people, or some other B/S such as Pat Robertson said.

Comment by Angie Jackson on September 15, 2009 at 7:25am
I was lucky - even growing up in a cult, we had floor to ceiling bookshelves and appreciation for literature and higher education. While I was being brainwashed into thinking I had magic healing powers, my mom was getting a doctorate.

Pres. Bush NEVER made sense, but I can see where people who voted for him were coming from. But all the other nonsense made "sense" because I was brainwashed and not allowed to form my own personality, views, ethics, etc. I was created to be a clone of my cult-leading grandmother.

If she hadn't gotten Alzheimer's, and started slipping at the brainwashing in later years, I might be leading a cult right now. (It's what I was raised to do.)
Comment by Chris on September 14, 2009 at 10:29pm
Anti-intellect - sort of smarts like Stalinism, or the Mao cultural revolution doesn't it? Remove, kill, or reform the thinkers.

Why did it make sense then? More importantly, now that you are wiser does it make sense now?

Comment by Angie Jackson on September 14, 2009 at 9:21am
Chris - There have been strong undercurrents of anti-elitism, anti-intellectualism, and anti-government feelings for a *long* time, especially through the fundamentalist christian voters.

Bush wasn't just a guy you could drink a beer with. He was a guy you could sit next to in church, or maybe even cast out demons with! He was totally "sold out for Jesus" and seemed to "walk the talk" a lot more than the other (largely secular) Christian, or especially Catholic, politicians. I don't agree with it, but I used to so I can still remember why it made sense. (Although, when I say "used to" I mean back in the 80s and eaaaaaarly 90s. You know, grade school. By the time I could vote, I voted Dem.)
Comment by Chris on September 14, 2009 at 12:05am
Here's a video worth watching from one of Canada's leading intellectuals, Naomi Klein. I hope you like the way she thinks.
Part 1 of 6 is
I urge you to watch all of them and if you have time read some of Naomi Klein's books.
Comment by Chris on September 13, 2009 at 11:33pm
The lack of intellectual curiosity is also why I dislike George Bush so much. What I don't understand is why people would vote for a president because they would like to drink a beer with him, rather than a president who's smart. What's really shameful is that it happened twice and now Sarah Palin is the new intellectually bankrupt person that some are looking at as a potential candidate.
An interesting book is BUSH ON THE COUCH.
Comment by Chris on September 13, 2009 at 11:13pm
I apologize for not taking the time to look at your site close enough to see that you already had Palin's tribute to war. Isn't it pitiful how little intellectual curiosity Sarah has?
Comment by Angie Jackson on September 13, 2009 at 8:07pm
Aw, thanks Deb :)
It's good practice for debunking other bogus claims, which happen to be lodged in my brain from early childhood brainwashing.
Comment by Angie Jackson on September 13, 2009 at 5:13pm
@ Chris Gillespie - I deleted your comment (Palin's entire speech) because it was really long and made scrolling difficult. Also, because it's in MY post linked at the top.

I'll repost the link you provided of the full text though, and thank you for it. (Just wanted you to know why your comment disappeared.)
Comment by Angie Jackson on August 1, 2009 at 12:10pm
First, I have to say that the unintentional link between Sarah Palin and cheesepoofs is now firmly lodged in my brain. Excellent work A/N.

Next, Daniel - did you see William Shatner, reading Palin *as* poetry?



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