Thursday, February 09, 2017

So are the rumors about Sarah Palin becoming the ambassador to Canada true? Who knows, anything is possible these days.

Courtesy of The Guardian: 

Much of her life has played out like a Canadian stereotype: from her favourite food of moose stew to extolling the virtues of hockey moms and her love of snowmobiling. 

But after a White House spokesman refused to rule out the possibility that Sarah Palin could be the next US ambassador to Ottawa, few in Canada seemed to be embracing the prospect of the former Alaska governor taking up the role.

“Sarah Palin as ambassador?” New Democrat MP Charlie Angus asked on Twitter. “Well that would show how little Steve Bannon and his pal @realDonaldTrump think of Canada.” 

Others dismissed the idea as simply fake news or alternative facts, while some wondered if this was an early April Fools joke from the White House. 

“Appointing Sarah Palin as the US ambassador to Canada is, like, ultimate trolling,” noted one. “If he makes Sarah Palin the US Ambassador to Canada. I say we keep our oil and hockey players. BTW … does she speak Canadian?” Asked another.

Oh good Canadians have a sense of humor.

Well if Sarah Palin actually becomes the ambassador to their country they are going to need it.

So do I think this might be an actual possibility?

Sure. After all Donald Trump clearly has not let ignorance, racism, or mental illness disqualify any of his administration picks so far.

And would Sarah Palin be willing to take the job?

What other choices does she have right now?

But there is really nothing to worry about even if she does.

Ambassadors have virtually NO power, and as for embarrassing the United States, what more could she really do in that area that Donald Trump is not already doing?

So let Trump appoint her if that is what he wants.  It would just once again put her in a position to be mocked by the worldwide media and who does not enjoy that?

165 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:35 AM

    Are Canadians too polite to boo her in public? I sure would.

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    1. Anonymous9:33 AM

      I knew someone from Canada who was once asked by an American friend to "say something Canadian."
      He looked his friend straight in the eye and said, "F_ck you."

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    2. Anonymous9:41 AM

      $he'd just send out piper first

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    3. Anonymous10:59 AM

      O/T --

      CNN has been co-opted and reversed its ban on Kellyanne -- WH threats? Koch Bros? This is all playing out like The West Wing TV series warned.

      How long before Tapper (who tries to get answers out of her) is also fired? I haven't watched CNN for years, so am not surprised, but gutted yet again: nothing seems to point to any progress out of this quagmire...

      Bill Moyers also says, "...feeling a tiny bit more hopeful about my craft. On my rounds, I even fancied that in protest against the vilification constantly aimed at them by Trump and his thuggish enforcers, perhaps CNN and the other big guys on the block

      would pull out of the annual White House Correspondents Dinner this spring, that godawful spectacle where journalists and their corporate masters — those with much business pending before the government — preen and prance with the privileged and powerful.

      All are one, on a night of reveling reminiscent of the court at Versailles when it was the seat of power in the kingdom of France."

      (That The Red Cross was so tone deaf to their fancy dress ball theme this year at Mar-A-Leggo -- Versailles -- is appalling, no matter who won the election as the theme was undoubtedly set up before the election.)

      http://www.alternet.org/media/cnn-brings-back-kellyanne-conway?akid=15192.1075399.B5gU44&rd=1&src=newsletter1071993&t=2

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    4. Anonymous11:02 AM

      There is great anger at the Americans right now here in Canada and the PM Trudeau is seeing Trump on Monday... he better not pull a UK May, they are saying. Will young Trudeau stare down the ogre?

      I really don't want to imbue all the toxicity of news feeds these days, but can't stop watching: it is like a road pile-up: compellingly repellent.

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    5. Anonymous11:20 AM

      @11:02. I meant IMBIBE.

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    6. Anonymous7:56 PM

      I am Canadian. We are NOT too polite to protest and we are letting our Prime Minister know we will march on Ottawa if he doesn't refuse. Certainly as a sovereign nation we don't have to accept her. SEND HER HOME.

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  2. Anonymous8:45 AM

    Calista Gingrich is rumored to be in the running for ambassador to the Vatican, so anything is possible. Imagine the adulteress who was carrying on with Newticles while he was screaming for Clinton's impeachment over Lewinsky. Such a paragon of virtue. Hardly a representative of American womanhood.

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    1. Anonymous11:27 AM

      Maybe the pope likes parakeets, cause she looks like a life sized one.

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    2. She reminds me unnervingly of the chicken lady character from the Kids in the Hall series.

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    3. Anonymous6:37 AM

      Oh dear christ, 5:08, I thought I had forgotten that horrible character! We used to watch Kids In the Hall reruns on Comedy Central during class breaks (1990's), and never failed to gag over Chicken Lady!
      BTW, you're spot-on. Calista's a dead ringer.

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  3. Anonymous8:46 AM

    What a unfunny joke. I would expect protests against her if she leaves her bunker & the boycotting of her parties.

    Already 2,000+ Ottawans circled the U.S. Embassy protesting his Muslim ban.

    And on January 22nd, 7,000 people marched against Trump. The biggest demonstration in Ottawa history.

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    1. Anonymous11:12 AM

      Save Justin Trudeau protests would begin.

      She would be spending all her time chasing after him.

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    2. Anonymous11:27 AM

      Thank you Canada!!

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  4. Anonymous8:48 AM

    Ambasasdor positions are usually given t LARGE donors. Maybe none of them wanted this particular one, so here is $carah PayMe ready and willing as always.

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    1. Anonymous9:12 AM

      The job doesn't pay well, and $he'd have to be away from Tick for too long. He might drunkenly beat another pregnant woman down or endanger another infant while $he's fancy pageant walkin' in Canada, so $he's just gonna haveta say No.

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    2. Anonymous9:39 AM

      It must pay close to $200K/yr, with some pretty hefty perks. Not much compared to $100K speeches, but a lot if the easy money days are long gone.
      Speaking of her brood, though, there's also her special gift from God to consider. She'd either have to give up all pretense of being Trig's mother, or have him institutionalized, or produce his birth certificate to get him a passport.
      For various reasons I also tend to think it'll never happen.

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    3. Anonymous10:09 AM

      Depends on where the post is, salaries run from 119,000 to about 180,000 with their residence paid. Ajustments are made for dangerous areas, certainly not Canada, and for extremely high costs of ling, not Canada, think Paris for that one. Though there adjustments for school fees for minor children and even those attending college while living with the family( no need to worry about any of the retard Palins going to college).
      But, while many see this as a "cushy" job, you are expected to live in the other country.
      And no Sarah, no one is flying you home every weekend. And , of course, much of your salary would go to wearing appropriate clothes to dinners, maybe Sara Palin could borrow Kuntyannes red, white, and blue coat?
      Still too much work on a daily basis for Sara "I grift my life away" Palin.

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    4. Anonymous10:19 AM

      employees. The 2010 through 2012 minimum pay for ambassadors is $119,554 a year. The maximum is $179,700. The State Department is one of many governmental agencies that have adopted a certified performance appraisal system.

      ANd: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2012-12-13/the-economics-of-being-a-u-dot-s-dot-ambassador

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    5. Anonymous10:23 AM

      I wonder if sarah regrets not donating more money to congress instead of living the high life for the last 8 years.

      She missed out on a cabinet position and I will bet this falls through also.

      Also why wouldn't she "campaign" for a warm country like in the Caribbean?

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    6. Anonymous10:31 AM

      Not to mention LOT's of entertaining on a scale Chrunch Wrap supreme and moose stew, fire the chef Palin is clueless abot. Also, one is required to use the proper spoon and other dining utensils. That seems to disqulaify $arah.

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    7. Anonymous6:27 PM

      well isn't that old old man a donor? :/

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  5. Anonymous8:56 AM

    Trump’s policies at work: ICE tries to deport an immigrant mother in the middle of the night

    http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/2/9/14560258/guadalupe-garcia-de-rayos-deportation-trump

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    1. Anonymous9:09 AM

      Use the 'O' and the 'T' with a '/' between them before your off topic post.
      Or start your own blog if you don't like the subject matter.

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    2. Anonymous9:40 AM

      Palin's rarely a thread topic anymore and Palin talk always winds up in other threads. There's no reason why the deportation post can't be here. People post mixed topics all the time, and often without an OT or O/T (god forbid we forget the slash), especially because when people stop reading the older threads and posting there, the new info may not get seen. What happened in AZ last night was hugely important. It was the first big evidence of how Trump is going to get rid of all illegals, no matter their ties here, and not show sympathy.

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    3. Anonymous9:47 AM

      9:09. Lighten up. I appreciate getting a heads up on news through the comment section here. Yes, it's nice when there's an O/T up front....but certainly not a deal breaker when there isn't. And certainly doesn't warrant your snotty little comment to "start your own blog..." Didn't Gryphen let their comment through? Isn't it his blog? If you want to enforce your own blog rules, maybe you should SYOB....

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    4. Anonymous10:10 AM

      @ anon 9:09am
      If Gryphen minded he wouldn't have posted the post. So, to YOU....if you want to monitor what gets posted on a blog start your own.

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    5. Anonymous10:15 AM

      Oh boy the self appointed O/T blog police is all over this thread.

      First there are no rules stating you MUST put O/T and second how hard is it to figure out the comment is about a different subject. Really.

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    6. Anonymous10:33 AM

      Hey Gryph, I didn;t know that IM now has security gatekeepers. Or can we tell teh useO/T snarky poster that they forgot to use O/T on a post that is clearly O/T? (al, @ 9:09)

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    7. Anonymous7:34 AM

      @10:33AM
      English isn't your first language?lol

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    8. Anonymous7:41 AM

      HEHEHE, i'm the O/T Troll!
      Smacked all yer nerves, did I?

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  6. PalinsHoax9:00 AM

    But there is really nothing to worry about even if she does. (take the job)
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    Oh I heartily beg to differ !! No self-respecting Canadian wants to have that unwashed, crusty old gargoyle come into our beautiful country and desecrate our land.

    To have her pollute the very air we breathe with her hideous presence is beyond a slap in the face. It's a kick in the shins, a stab in the back, a punch in the stomach and a wound to our heart.

    In other words: KEEP HER OUT OF CANADA!!! SHE IS NOT WANTED HERE !!!

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    1. Anonymous9:10 AM

      Plus she'd figure out a way to really monetize it.

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    2. Anonymous10:24 AM

      Maybe Canada can just impose a travel ban on her and not let her into the country?

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    3. Anonymous11:49 AM

      Don't worry, Canada. Ol' $pew won't take the job -- because it would mean she'd have to actually show up every day and WORK! Not a chance ...

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  7. Anonymous9:01 AM

    'Too stupid and annoying'

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    1. Anonymous4:10 PM

      or part of a strategy to move more money?
      i mean she shifted 500 mil there already?
      then move people over there? november baby?
      oh right they are in new zealand. my bad.

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  8. Anonymous9:03 AM

    What an insult that would be to Canada!
    Beaglemom

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    1. Anonymous10:11 AM

      Totally agree!

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    2. Anonymous11:08 AM

      She (and her fake pregnancy) is what first got me interested in politics: have followed her rise, hideous influence on American politics and (I thought) fall (altho still waiting to see her taken off in an orange jumpsuit and chains) and am sickened that she might come here, in such an official post.

      I have known many Ambassadors and High Commissioners and know they would be polite to her, but hope they would ignore her remarks as the crap they are.

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    3. Anonymous11:31 AM

      Oh Canada!
      Maybe one of your press/media could reopen the TriG fairy tale and get it the attention it deserves. The Wild Ride, also too.

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    4. Anonymous3:06 PM

      @11:31 -- It was the Canadian media that spoke most questioningly about Trig's parentage back in the day. But she didn't give much (or anything?) to Trump's campaign, so those "pleasure" postings go to donors.

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  9. Anonymous9:06 AM

    California Farmers Surprised That Trump Is Anti-Immigrant

    ...Trump literally spent his entire campaign making immigration his first priority and trade his second. But all these conservative farmers in the San Joaquin Valley voted for him anyway because, you know, he was going to lower their taxes and Make America Great Again. Now they're shocked that his top priorities are...immigration and trade.

    http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/02/california-farmers-surprised-trump-anti-immigrant

    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-garlic-labor-shortage-20170207-story.html

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/09/us/california-farmers-backed-trump-but-now-fear-losing-field-workers.html

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    1. Anonymous10:45 AM

      Serves them right. They should have paid attention.

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  10. Anonymous9:06 AM

    Sounds like a WH leak to catch a leaker.

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    1. Anonymous4:11 PM

      sarah said 'it's not who you know it's what you know' so may be she's the leaker! run!
      to canada? roll of eyes. yeah right.

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  11. Anonymous9:08 AM

    President Donald Trump and his family have done little to assuage concerns that they see the White House as a cash cow.

    ...Mrs. Trump evidently believes her new title affords her a chance to rake in millions of dollars.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/opinion/melania-trump-inc-imperiled.html

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    1. Anonymous9:50 AM

      Already had a post on it.

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    2. Anonymous10:12 AM

      @anon 9:50am Give up monitoring Gryphen's blog.

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    3. Anonymous10:35 AM

      And Daaahhhdddy's little squeeze Ivaaaahnka thinks every retailer must carry her crappy made in China fashion design disasters.

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    4. Anonymous10:38 AM

      @10:12
      :-)

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    5. Anonymous10:30 PM

      Go away,alicia. You're boring.

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    6. Anonymous7:42 AM

      Why should I 10:12? You're doing it too.

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  12. Anonymous9:10 AM

    Trump Attacks Senator’s Credibility Over Gorsuch’s Comments

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/09/us/politics/donald-trump-administration.html

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    1. Anonymous9:49 AM

      start your own blog hun

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    2. Anonymous10:13 AM

      @anon 9:49 am
      Maybe you should since you are the one trying to monitor Uncle Gryphen's blg. Start your own.

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    3. Anonymous4:12 PM

      949 has been daydreaming again of power...

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    4. Anonymous7:43 AM

      Maybe YOU should, 10:13.
      -the O/T Troll

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    5. Anonymous7:44 AM

      It's like 4:12 is reading my mind.....
      -the O/T Troll

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  13. Anonymous9:11 AM

    Kellyanne Conway Breaks The Law By Using The White House To Sell Ivanka Trump’s Clothes

    ...By telling people to go buy Ivanka Trump’s fashion line, Conway violated the ban by using her position for the financial gain of friends. She also endorsed a product while serving in an official capacity, and misused government property by selling Trump’s fashion line from the White House briefing room.

    Kellyanne Conway broke the law, and her behavior was exactly what experts were worried about when they discussed the Trump family’s conflicts of interest. An employee of the federal government is using her position to enrich a friend on government property. The violations don’t get any clearer than what Conway did.

    Conway broke the law, and her ethics violations need to be investigated immediately. President Trump and his corrupt administration must be held accountable.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/02/09/kellyanne-conway-commits.html

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    1. Anonymous9:48 AM

      thanks. how bout an o/t next time?

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    2. Anonymous9:54 AM

      Instead of the media running the 24 hour clock on the dyed blonds most recent comment as to Ivanka -

      WHY aren't they talking about what steps need to be taken to obtain an indictment against her or what needs to occur to make sure she is fired from her governmental position.

      Trump's entire gang or out and out mobsters and evil doers! Everyone of them fits the definition of 'deplorable'!

      Fuck them ALL!

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    3. Anonymous10:14 AM

      @anon 9:48 am
      Well hun, why don't you start your own blog if you want to be in charge of what is posted? Because Gryphen, you know, that guy who's blog this is, has clearly already made the decision to post it.

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    4. Anonymous10:42 AM

      Ethics Watchdog Files Complaint Over Conway's 'Product Endorsement'

      The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) on Thursday filed a complaint with the Office of Government Ethics and the White House Counsel’s Office charging that Kellyanne Conway broke the law by urging Fox News viewers to buy Ivanka Trump products.

      “The law is clear that public officials should not use their offices for their own private gain or the private gain of others,” CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said in a statement announcing the complaint. “It’s hard to find a clearer case of that kind of misuse of office than we saw today.”

      The liberal government watchdog group alleged that Conway violated regulations that bar federal employees from endorsing products, in addition to breaking a law that bars the use of federal funds for non-official purposes.

      During an interview on Fox News Thursday morning, Conway urged viewers to buy Ivanka Trump's products as she defended President Donald Trump's tweet slamming Nordstrom for its decision to stop carrying his daughter's clothing and accessories line.
      "Go buy Ivanka's stuff is what I would tell you," Conway said. "I hate shopping, I will go get some myself today."

      "This is just a wonderful line," she added. "I own some of it. I fully—I'm going to give a free commercial here. Go buy it today, everybody, you can find it online."
      Read CREW's full complaint below:

      http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/crew-complaint-conway-ivanka-trump-product-endorsement

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    5. Anonymous10:54 AM

      What she really needs counseling for is her pathological lying.
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      White House: Conway has been 'counseled' for urging people to buy Ivanka's products

      .... Conway’s comment on “Fox & Friends” appears to violate an Office of Government Ethics regulation prohibiting the executive branch from endorsing companies or products. That OGE regulation also prohibits the use of public office for private gain of friends or relatives.

      “Kellyanne has been counseled and that’s all we’re going to go with. She's been counseled on that subject, and that's it,” Spicer said Thursday when asked if the White House believed Conway had crossed an ethical line.....

      http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/kellyanne-conway-ivanka-nordstrom-white-house-react-234856

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    6. Anonymous11:05 AM

      Ethics Watchdog Files Complaint Over Conway's 'Product Endorsement'

      http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/crew-complaint-conway-ivanka-trump-product-endorsement

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    7. Anonymous12:16 PM

      10:14
      As you know 9:48 is a troll (maybe Alicia) who tries to bully folks on various blogs while obsessively promoting (via lies) the Palins (folks she has never met). Alicia is a middle aged woman who lives with her parents and has no job. She's mentally ill and sometimes just resorts to general bully and condescension as in this case. the expressions 'hun, 'lol', 'random' and 'you don't know them' often appear in her nonsense.She's not very bright.

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    8. Anonymous7:45 AM

      10:14 clearly wants to hook up with Gryph.

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  14. WAY O/T but Vital
    Below is the text of a letter I wrote to my two Senators and Representative. I beg each of you to freely copy my text and see that your representatives get the message. We are at a point wwhere something drastic must be done. Remember it is Bannon signing EO that Trump signs without reading.
    Dear Senator

    Here is the headline from a positively frightening article at the Huffington Post yesterday:

    POLITICS
    Steve Bannon Believes The Apocalypse Is Coming And War Is Inevitable
    Trump’s top adviser thinks we’re in “the great Fourth Turning in American history.”
    02/08/2017 01:15 pm ET | Updated 20 hours ago

    Trump is dangerous but Steve Bannon will be lethal.

    Under the headline from Huffington Post there is a lengthy article describing this long-held Bannon belief: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/steve-bannon-apocalypse_us_5898f02ee4b040613138a951

    You have children and I have eleven grandchildren. PLEASE TAKE ACTION WHILE THERE IS STILL TIME.

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    1. Anonymous11:38 AM

      JFC.
      We have two schizophrenics in the WH.

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    2. Anonymous4:13 PM

      didn't russia say USA tactics were schizophrenic awhile back? yikes! not good!

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  15. Anonymous9:19 AM

    OT? Breaks the Law.
    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/02/09/kellyanne-conway-commits.html

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    1. Anonymous10:04 AM

      "“This is serious business, because you start calling into question the legitimacy of someone, that undermines the whole system, ALL right?”
      "Polster noted that the country’s founders had set up a system of check and balances because “they were fearful of a president who might want to be a king or dictator.”“We took an oath to support and defend the Constitution and it means a lot. And I think that oath means even more today.”

      “When you call into question the legitimacy of a federal district court judge, that’s a line that shouldn’t be crossed.”

      http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/federal-judge-calls-into-question-legitimacy-of-donald-trumps-presidency/

      3branches

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    2. Anonymous11:07 AM

      tweet tweet
      http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/02/09/trump_lashes_out_over_gorsuch_criticism.html

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  16. Anonymous9:20 AM

    She would have to be confirmed and we all know she hasn't mastered the English language yet so I don't see that going well.

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  17. Anonymous9:23 AM

    Sam Bee stings it>
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/samantha-bee-cnn-jake-tapper_us_589c1848e4b09bd304c01d35?

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  18. Is there any recourse for Canada? Can we refuse to recognize an ambassador? It is such an affront to our nation that it will not go without major backlash. Canada can, at the very least, snub Trump's ambassador pick, whomever it be. Politely, of course.

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    1. Just don't give her a visa. Not much of an ambassador if she's not allowed to enter the country.

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    2. Anonymous6:53 PM

      Just don't give her a visa
      ========
      American citizens don't need a visa to enter Canada up to 180 days, but you do need a passport, passport card or enhanced drivers license in MI.

      She wouldn't even need a work visa since she would be a diplomat on US property.

      My suggestion is to send an email to the confirmation committee, my question would be: why exactly did you resign as gov. of AK.

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  19. Anonymous9:39 AM

    We have been flying the Canada flag on our little piece of Brownbackistan since the election. Alternative facts/maps whatever! If Sarah goes to Ottawa, that flag will be replaced with a RESIST banner.

    We went to our first protest ever at our Rep's office. Kevin Yoder if you remember skinny dipped in the Sea of Galilee while on a Congressional junket. Also called and visited our Senator's office.....Jerry Moran (moron).

    We are waiting for Trump to do the perp walk...or the 25th amendment section 4 to kick in and kick him out. Impeachment would take too long with Trump having access to the office and the codes.

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  20. Anonymous9:42 AM

    Well, Trump appointed Terry Branstad, the governor of Iowa, ambassador to China. I've lived in Iowa all of my life, and Branstad has unfortunately been the governor more times than not in my lifetime. NO idea what he knows about China, if anything.

    I think Trump is just looking for warm Republican bodies at this point.

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  21. Hahahahahahahaaha.

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  22. Anonymous9:53 AM

    CNN Demolishes Trump By Fact Checking His Lie Filled Tweet Live On The Air

    After Trump had tweeted an inaccurate statement about an interview that the cable news network had just concluded, CNN responded to the President’s false statement by playing the tape and tearing into the President for calling the network fake news.

    Video:

    ...CNN showed how every network should handle Trump’s attempts to bully the media through his Twitter account. The networks have an advantage over Trump. If they choose to do so, they can respond in real time, and fact check the President.

    President Trump thinks he is at war with the media. He seems to believe that bellowing or tweeting fake news is going to cause the networks to buckle in fear.

    The media isn’t backing down. With each Trump false statement, the scrutiny is growing.

    Trump picked a fight with the media, and the free press is demolishing his lies and false statements.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/02/09/cnn-demolishes-trump-fact-checking-lie-filled-tweet-live-air.html

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    1. Anonymous10:49 AM

      Too bad they did not do this a year ago.

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  23. Anonymous9:56 AM

    O/T but great read, Jesse.

    She saved school lunch in Huntington and proved that cafeteria food isn’t destined to be a national joke.

    http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/school-lunch/

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  24. Anonymous9:57 AM

    The Mysterious Disappearance of the Biggest Scandal in Washington

    Whatever happened to the Trump-Russia story?

    The biggest election-related scandal since Watergate occurred last year, and it has largely disappeared from the political-media landscape of Washington.

    According to the consensus assessment of US intelligence agencies, Russian intelligence, under the orders of Vladimir Putin, mounted an extensive operation to influence the 2016 campaign to benefit Donald Trump. This was a widespread covert campaign that included hacking Democratic targets and publishing swiped emails via WikiLeaks. And it achieved its objectives. But the nation's capital remains under-outraged by this subversion. The congressional intelligence committees announced last month that they will investigate the Russian hacking and also examine whether there were any improper contacts between the Trump camp and Russia during the campaign. (A series of memos attributed to a former British counterintelligence officer included allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.) Yet these behind-closed-doors inquiries have generated minimum media notice, and, overall, there has not been much outcry.

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/02/russia-trump-putin-scandal-media

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    1. It disappeared because the Trump administration put all of these other shiny distractions out in public.

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    2. Anonymous4:15 PM

      oh don't worry the hackers will reveal all!

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  25. Anonymous9:58 AM

    I wouldn't have picked Rex Tillerson for secretary of state, but you don't get to be CEO of a large company by being stupid, or by having stupid people work for you. I can't imagine Tillerson would be OK with having someone as dumb as Palin working for him. Not to mention that she's pretty much the least diplomatic person on the planet.

    On the other hand, think how entertaining the Senate confirmation hearings would be.

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    1. Anonymous4:34 PM

      Well, yes, yes you can get to be CEO of a large company by being stupid - case in point, example par excellence is T.Rump himself. Stick around and keep your mouth shut until the old man kicks the bucket and inherit the position.

      Tillerson only has a B.A. in CIvil engineering. He started workign for Exxon right out of university so his experience is narrow, narrow, narrow.

      That said, Tillerson does hold a couple of enlightened viewpoints. Or at least it is being reported that he does

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  26. Anonymous9:59 AM

    Coretta Scott King’s Daughter Speaks Up And AGAINST Republicans, And It’s Brilliantly BRUTAL

    When it comes to strategizing an offense against Donald Trump and the Republicans, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King’s daughter Bernice King might just be on to something.

    While the words and actions of Trump are horrific all by themselves, it’s important to remember that he is not working alone. He has the support of those working closely around him and the support of the Republican party. So far, they’ve been backing his ideas and confirming all his nominations for his Cabinet.

    Here’s what King has to say about all of this:

    http://addictinginfo.org/2017/02/08/coretta-scott-kings-daughter-speaks-up-and-against-republicans-and-its-brilliantly-brutal/

    https://theobamadiary.com/2017/02/09/yup/

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  27. ibwilliamsi10:01 AM

    She can get free health care for the entire family. Is addiction treatment covered in Canada?

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      all of them toad and the nasty brats already get native health care in alaska. except the witch from wasilla.

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  28. Anonymous10:05 AM

    Who asked Spicer the question? Did Palin start the rumor? Here she goes again trying to get media attention and create the appearance she's got irons in the fire. Quick! Somebody give her a tv show before she commits to an ambassadorship or one of a multitude of opportunities.

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    1. Anonymous10:46 AM

      She doesn't deserve a TV show.
      Let her sit home and rot.

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    2. Anonymous11:22 AM

      I wasn't seriously suggesting she get a tv show.

      I should have written as though Palin were speaking: "Quick! Somebody give ME a tv show before I commit...."

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    3. Anonymous4:15 PM

      hahahaha

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  29. Anonymous10:16 AM

    First of all she would have to know the capital is Ottawa in order to even find the embassy.

    Then there is the language problem, she can't even speak English let alone French-Canadian.

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    1. Anonymous12:04 PM

      Not to worry, ha ha, she would spend all her time talking to morning radio DJs and never know the difference. Just introduce one to her like he is the real thing and see how long it takes for her to find out. That ought to temporarily solve the problem and then do an Ottowa lottery to see who comes closest to the time. Could be fun for Canadians. A new national past time to mock the ambassador. Set up newscasts in front of strange backdrops like turkey farms. Make lemonade out of lemons. Best of luck to you.

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  30. Anonymous10:32 AM

    Look at that gorgeous grin.

    https://res.cloudinary.com/www-virgin-com/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_80/virgin-com-prod/sites/virgin.com/files/rvb_hijack-620-edit.jpg

    https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/richard-vs-barack-kiteboard-and-foilboard-challenge

    http://wonkette.com/612098/screw-it-lets-watch-barack-obama-kite-surfing-wet-and-half-nekkid

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    1. Anonymous10:10 PM

      Great President. Wonderful father. Respectful husband. I miss him so much,already.

      Delete
  31. Anonymous10:42 AM

    Donald Trump’s Tweets About a Judge Find a Critic in an Unlikely Place: China

    President Trump’s public criticism of a federal judge who blocked his immigration order was condemned across the political spectrum as an assault on judicial independence. Now the president is being taken to task from an unexpected place: China.

    Judge He Fan of the Supreme People’s Court of China published a scathing blog post about Mr. Trump’s reaction to Judge James L. Robart’s recent ruling blocking key parts of his executive order that barred visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Judge He said that Mr. Trump had breached the principle of an independent judiciary, and that people who attacked judges were “public enemies of the law.”

    “Even if you control the armed forces and have nuclear weapons,” Judge He wrote in the post, published on Sunday, “your dignity has been swept away and you are no different than a villain.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/world/asia/donald-trump-judge-china.html

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    1. Anonymous11:11 AM

      Senators Push Back On Donald Trump Claims About Gorsuch Criticism

      Sources close to the SCOTUS nominee confirmed his comments, but Trump doesn’t seem to care.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/senators-push-back-donald-trump-neil-gorsuch-criticism_us_589c6a24e4b04061313bc00d?

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  32. abbafan10:43 AM

    Every ambassador appointed to Canada presents their credentials to the Governor-General, the Queen's representative, at Rideau Hall, his official residence. David Johnston, our current GG, is probably laughing his fuckin' head off right now at the prospect of $arah being named ambassador!

    Besides, $arah, when your daddy bragged of the whole heath clan going to Whitehorse for free healthcare, on the Canadian taxpayers' dime, we're really watching you now!!

    Some sage advice for you $arah: DO NOT ACCEPT IT!!! Us Canadians will rip you a new asshole!! Stay at home, be a "real mother" for your special needs "son"; you ignored him long enough (if he isn't institutionalized yet)!

    You have an adult son who is close to receiving jail time for domestic battery; he needs you! You have a high-school-age daughter who needs guidance, so she does not fall into the same promiscuous trap as her older sisters did; she needs you!

    NONE of your adult children are gainfully employed; they need your financial support! You have an unemployed "husband" who needs your financial support! Get a real 9-5 job, and support them! They have no life skills for the real world!!

    So $arah, do the honourable thing. If trump asks you (doubt that his family and staff are exactly thrilled with your excess baggage), decline it. Stay at home and be the mother you purport to be!!













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    1. Anonymous11:08 AM

      presents their credentials to the Governor-General,
      -------
      credentials, that is a joke she has no credentials.

      umm let's see failed reality tv show, failed facebook page, failed tv network.....etc.

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    2. Anonymous11:45 AM

      What's on her resume? A childhood love of maple leafs?

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    3. abbafan12:09 PM

      11:08 - thank you; I forgot to insert that fact! As well, she resigned mid-term under dubious circumstances! Us Canadians resent quitters!

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    4. Anonymous2:18 PM

      Trig is already institutionalized but it's okay. $arah is workin hard fer the Amerikkkan people. She calls the state institution a "skool" so it's almost like one of her kids went to college. Except Trig is 9 years old.

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    5. Anonymous4:18 PM

      218 ah repeating a financial tactic I see...so who is Trig from anyways? oh not to worry I can get a DNA sample...we shall see..we shall see! hey sarah ya know he's gonna get raped in that hellhole right? well good luck with all that and then some...dumb damn broad...

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    6. Anonymous6:32 PM

      Yeah that sperm from that old old man spit out an incoherent kid they can't draw money from anymore. House lake in the mix? :/

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    7. Anonymous9:10 PM

      Who's the old,old man? Toad?

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    8. Anonymous9:19 PM

      2:18. Yes,9 this month. He's a February baby. Remember the Valentine's t shirt pic of infant Trig. Happy Birthday,handsome little guy.Poor child. Now he has No hope of any normal life. No life skills,non verbal. Lives in diapers. In a "home" because not one Unemployed family member gave a shit .Sarah,you whore,you'll burn in Hell for this.

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    9. Anonymous9:44 PM

      The Canadians don't care who the ambassador is. 95% or more probably couldn't name the current ambassador to Canada.

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    10. Anonymous11:25 PM

      4:18. She doesn't care. Trig outlived his usefulness .

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  33. Anonymous10:44 AM

    Michael Moore On Betsy Devos' Appointment: 'Republicans Just Sent A Big FU' To American Kids

    http://www.ibtimes.com/michael-moore-betsy-devos-appointment-republicans-just-sent-big-fu-american-kids-2488330

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    1. Anonymous10:59 AM

      "even the worst countries don’t $HIT on their own kids,” “Perhaps someone should call Child Protective Services.” “Just so we’re clear: Betsy & her Amway fam bought this Cabinet position 4 her, giving over $200 Million to Republican candidates thru the yrs” "worked tirelessly" to destroy the state's schools and also criticized her support for charter schools."

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  34. Anonymous10:50 AM

    SARAH PALIN JOBS MO (Modus Operandi)

    If Sarah Palin is offered an ambassador job, she will take the job so she can have a new title.

    When there's work involved Sarah Palin will quit her new job and continue to use the titles she has collected

    If Sarah Palin can pull off her scams like she has done before, she will collect per diem to sleep at home, she will lie and say that her children, grandkids and parents were invited to an event in Canada and submit the bill to the United States of America government.

    Request taxpayers money to redecorate her ambassadors office and turn it into a bordello.

    There's more, no need to tell you since we all know if it ain't nailed down look inside those black trash bags she used when the Wasilla Hill Billies flew the coop with the RNC clothes.

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  35. Anonymous10:52 AM

    How can Sarah Palin be an ambassador and leave Wasilla and leave Track alone to fuck some other girl and beat her up when she becomes pregnant?

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  36. Anonymous10:56 AM

    Charlie Angus NDP ✔ @CharlieAngusNDP

    Sarah Palin as ambassador? Well that would show how little Steve Bannon and his pal @realDonaldTrump think of Canada http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/cohen-sarah-palin-could-bring-her-carnival-show-here-as-ambassador …

    7:16 PM - 7 Feb 2017 · Mississauga, Ontario

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  37. Anonymous10:58 AM

    There's a trailer park with Sarah's name on it and the Trailer Park Boys are putting the welcome mat down as we speak.

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  38. Anonymous11:01 AM

    “As for that Ambassador to Canada talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the Ambassador to Canada does every day? I’m used to being very productive and working real hard in an administration. We want to make sure that that ambassador slot would be a fruitful type of position, especially for Alaskans and for the things that we’re trying to accomplish up here for the rest of the U.S., before I can even start addressing that question.”
    -Lou Sarah

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    1. Anonymous6:34 PM

      how is your nemesis doing there Sarah?

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  39. Anonymous11:06 AM

    Spicer Shouts Down Reporter: 'That's The Silliest Thing I've Ever Heard'

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/spicer-shouts-down-reporter-equating-tweets-briefings-silliest-thing

    Is he trying to write the script for Saturday night's show?

    I could see Melissa going after that reporter with the podium as she screams That's the silliest thing I've ever heard!

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  40. Anonymous11:07 AM

    I'm pretty sure that Track is no longer allowed in Canada due to his substance abuse and domestic violence record. Therefore I'm sure that if offered, she'd take it, just to "get away" for awhile. Even I can think of at least one hilarious SNL skit involving Palin as the Canadian Ambassador........do you think that Trudeau would agree to host?

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  41. Anonymous11:12 AM

    Craig Welsh @towniebastard

    If Sarah Palin becomes US Ambassador to Canada that is a hell of piece of karmic retribution for Bieber and Celine Dion...

    11:24 AM - 8 Feb 2017

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  42. Anonymous11:19 AM

    Comrade Trump what kind of administration are you running in the White House? Is there anybody, including yourself, in your administration that hasn't screwed up?


    ABC News
    Conway's Endorsement of Ivanka Trump Brand 'Unacceptable': House Oversight Chairman
    By ALEXANDER MALLIN ZUNAIRA ZAKI
    Feb 9, 2017, 2:59 PM ET

    Multiple legal experts and former White House officials say Kellyanne Conway's endorsement on TV of the Ivanka Trump brand violated ethics rules governing executive branch employees.

    Responding to the barrage of criticism, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that Conway "has been counseled" regarding her remarks....

    Read more at
    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/legal-experts-conway-violated-ethics-rules-tv-endorsement/story?id=45376786

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  43. Anonymous11:20 AM

    Rob Willcott @advantagephysio

    Sarah Palin is being considered for job as ambassador to Canada. She's presently on a flight to Europe to meet with us. #sarahpalin

    4:44 PM - 8 Feb 2017

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  44. Anonymous11:25 AM

    Maybe they can rerun the "Where's Sarah" buttons that the Alaska legislators used when she was an absentee governor. Cause ya know, she'll be an absentee ambassador, too. Save the Canadians the fee for the button set up.

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  45. Anonymous11:30 AM

    Easy D.
    Lmao

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  46. Actually, this would be the nail in her coffin.

    While she figures the money will save her and the prestige is a big deal, in essence it would get her out of the country and bury her. No more media attention.

    She'd love it because it would be a figural post with nothing to do.

    But...I doubt she'd be invited to any parties or events. She'd be a pariah AND out of the country and the spotlight.

    It would be the worst thing to happen to her and effectively end what little "career" and influence she might have left.

    I hope the rumor is true and I hope she takes it.

    Good bye Sarah. In four years it will be Sarah Palin who?

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  47. Anonymous11:32 AM

    Trump is smart. There's no way Trump would make Sarah Palin a Secretary in his administration like he mentioned.

    The Senators would tear Sarah Palin a new asshole during her questioning.

    A safe bet for Sarah would be an ambassador job since she would not be questioned revealing her and her family's dirty chonies on all the networks.

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  48. Anonymous11:33 AM

    Mister Race Bannon @MrRaceBannon

    Sarah Palin ambassador to Canada? Our 2 official languages are French and English. She will have to learn at least one #canpoli

    4:34 PM - 8 Feb 2017

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    1. Anonymous11:44 AM

      Palin, being one of the stupidest women alive with a family that inter-breeded with sheep, was chosen by Senator McCain to be his running mate when he ran for President against Obama. it's said he burns himself with cigarettes every day to remind him of that mistake. -- yeah, i made this part up.

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  49. Anonymous11:34 AM

    Sarah looks fat in that picture

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    1. Anonymous11:49 AM

      yeah, like, bloated.

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    2. Anonymous3:44 PM

      Sarah is fat, cross-eyed, dirty, bald, and stinky.

      Delete
  50. Anonymous11:39 AM

    US News:
    Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat and the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, jumped on Conway's Thursday comments, sending a letter to committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz urging him to review her statement for "potential disciplinary action."

    "This appears to be a textbook violation of government ethics laws and regulations enacted to prevent the abuse of an employee's government position," Cummings wrote.

    On Wednesday, Chaffetz said he wasn't bothered by Trump's tweet, telling CNN's Wolf Blitzer that "most people can relate to the fact that a father, a doting father with very successful children, is going to look after those children, and if he sees something going wrong, he's going to call it out."

    But on Thursday, the Utah Republican said Conway's remarks were "clearly over the line, unacceptable."

    "That was wrong, wrong, wrong," he told NBC News. "It is wholly unacceptable – no if, ands or buts about it."

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  51. Anonymous11:45 AM

    A Good Idea, Even if It’s From Republicans

    http://robertreich.org/post/157024204180

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  52. Anonymous12:32 PM

    Gryphen, just have the decency to admit that if she's appointed, she'd be the gosh-darn - excuse my French - prettiest ambassadors to Canada we've had in the last 3 months. At least one of the top 5 prettiest, anyway.

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    1. Anonymous3:29 PM

      ??????? What do you think this is, pre-2008, when Palin started going ugly?

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    2. Anonymous3:41 PM

      @12:32 PM Crossed eyes are not pretty.

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    3. Anonymous4:19 PM

      yeah that cracked out whore will be a hit!

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    4. Anonymous7:05 PM

      I think y'all are missing the ;)

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  53. Marthe12:47 PM

    Palin? Is this a negotiation tactic by Trump to get our oil for free if he keeps her?

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  54. Crystal Sage1:24 PM

    I'd bet that someone in the Palin camp planted this story to keep her name in the news and to remind Trump that she's a "loyal follower." I can see the comedy writers in Canada having a field with her as ambassador. Comedy gold.

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    1. Anonymous4:20 PM

      oh I am guessing the same thing. problem is that ol sarah draws attention like shit to flies? shrug...

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  55. Anonymous2:06 PM

    Hall of Fame / Pro Bowler / Super Bowl Champion/ Raiders Howie Long's son will not go to the White House

    CBS Boston:
    Chris Long Reveals He ‘Planned On Skipping’ Patriots’ White House Visit

    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/02/09/chris-long-reveals-he-planned-on-skipping-patriots-white-house-visit/

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  56. Anonymous2:20 PM

    1. Trump doesn't have any respect or affection for her and wouldn't appoint her to anything.
    2. Canada wouldn't welcome her.
    3. By the Guardian's own standard this is fake news.
    4. Sarah Palin is desperate... but she can't fall back on her embarrassing public stunts for attention because she still believes that sooner or later Trump will toss her a stale crust. Sooo, she's damned either way.

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  57. Anonymous2:25 PM

    Canada! RESIST! Lock her out!

    What does Fred's boy have against Canada?

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  58. Anonymous4:22 PM

    Some people sure are bound and determined to keep this blog focused on anything but Sarah Palin.
    Gosh I wonder why that could be.

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    1. Anonymous4:47 PM

      Maybe people would rather talk about current events than that washed up old hag from Wasilla.

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    2. Anonymous4:49 PM

      follow the money and you will find out why.

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    3. Anonymous7:13 PM

      I've long assumed that either the washed-up old hag is bound & determined to re-invent herself, or the torch has been passed to the MOH & his lovely bride. Either way it would be kind of a drag if people didn't let the old baggage fade away.
      Please don't let 'em get away with it, G. Memories are short and not everyone was paying enough attention to realize what a grotesque freak show the Wasilla Hillbillies have been. As long as they continue to interject themselves into a public area, it isn't just okay to say vigilant...it's a civic responsibility.

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    4. Anonymous9:38 PM

      Did you ever stop to realize that Palin is old news and essentially irrelevant 4:22? Even in the unlikely event she somehow does become ambassador to Canada, she is irrelevant. You are just obsessed. That is what you need to understand. You are obsessed with Palin.

      And beyond that, do you really think THIS blog is going to somehow be the be all end all of Palin lol? So much that dark underlying forces are trying to change the conversation here lolololol?

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    5. Anonymous6:56 AM

      Yeah and the "O/T" troll got his ass handed to him waaay up yonder in a couple of threads. Called him alicia ;)lol

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    6. Anonymous8:30 AM

      9:38, what are you babbling about? Are you lost again? Did SarahPac run out of money?

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    7. Anonymous9:58 AM

      It's fun watching her fail. Just when you think you've seen it all, Sarah announces on the world stage the completely unrelated topic that one of her kids messed up.

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  59. Anonymous5:41 PM

    The alternative truth is trump plans to appoint sarah as ambassador to Mexico, then in exchange for having her recalled, Mexico will pay for the wall.

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  60. Anonymous6:59 PM

    We need to stay on top of this story so that we can email the senators on the committee to ask:
    Why exactly did you resign from the governorship of AK? :)

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    1. Anonymous9:40 PM

      Oh jesus... Get over yourself, nobody cares. Gryph knows this too but he still needs what is left of her carcass for clicks from whoever is still infatuated.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous8:28 AM

      @9:40 PM Yet you are here responding? Get over yourself, troll.

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    3. Anonymous11:22 AM

      If you don't care so much, 940p, why in the blue blazes do you comment so many times on every. single. Palin. thread.
      And since reading comprehension doesn't seem to be your strong suit, let me use little words:
      1) Sarah Palin has never been held accountable (oops, big word, sorry) for the things she has done, and
      2) As long as there is any chance that someone like the MOH might try to ride to political power on her coattails, G and everybody else needs to make sure she that nobody forgets how vile she is.
      But if you really don't care so much, 940p, by all means, stop reading already. We won't miss each other.

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  61. Anonymous10:00 PM

    Palin probably started this rumor, jonesing for a job, like her pathetic begging to be VA secretary. Her megaphone and all that BS. As if. Ambassador to the US's great Northern ally is way easier than the VA job, but still much too hard for her.

    Main thing is that appointing her to anything at all, does nothing for Trump. She's poison, just what he doesn't need.

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  62. Anonymous11:39 AM

    After I read about the rumour that Palin is (?) under consideration, posted a link to your blog on the Facebook Overtime with Bill Maher. Also posted your photo of Palin with the 'Fuc you Michael Moore' photo. Right after that, Maher's Facebook page, as well as Michael Moore's page, became inaccessible and my accounts list of posts to those pages disappeared. Because my access to all other groups I belong to remain accessible, I must conclude Facebook is censoring access to selected group pages. Beware!

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