Sunday, August 31, 2008

Big Dan's Big News August 31, 2008

Update! Above: Sarah Palin during her first pregnancy!

Let's meet McCain's new VP pick! Here's Sarah Palin running around town 7 months pregnant in the ice and slush with a reporter on a tour of Juneau! Don't spill that coffee, Sarah, your baby needs that nutrition!

Sarah Palin Pregnancy Debate (posted by reporter in the above video today): "It’s almost humorous how the rumors grow exponentially and overnight. As for me and for the rest of us who visited Sarah back in February - I’m fairly certain we can say that we had no idea she was pregnant, nor do we think there is some huge scandalous cover up taking place."

Did Gov. Sarah Palin fake her last pregnancy to cover up her 16 year old daughter being pregnant?

Bristol Palin Pregnancy: Is VP Sarah Palin’s 5th Child Really Her Daughters? (Photos)

March 6, 2008: SEVEN MONTHS ALONG: Even her staff was unaware that the first family was expecting a fifth child. That the pregnancy is so advanced astonished all who heard the news. The governor, a runner who's always been trim, simply doesn't look pregnant.

Rumors About Sarah Palin's Fifth Child Abound on the Internet

Alaskan Governor's child may be her daughter's?

Sarah Palin Is NOT The Mother [Photos+Video]

My big question is: Did she go so far as to get a fraudulent birth certificate? If this were 1950, I'd admire her aplomb, but, well, it's not. So I'm mortified. This is all about Bristol Palin not being allowed to disgrace her mom... and I think the pictures of her pretty obviously pregnantly smiling with Mom and Dad and siblings mean that Bristol hadn't mentioned it yet, or Governor Palin wasn't going to be a new mom until she caught wind of maybe going to be considered for the VP slot. Just guessing... but, really, if you're going to defy gravity to appear to be giving birth to your daughter's child, isn't it optimal she not be photographed in clingy tops and dresses, especially not right next to your fairly obviously not pregnant visage, for the duration? And maybe you could forgo the heels in the snow bit until after you "deliver"?

Palin family picture December 2006 (click to enlarge).

Palin family picture December 2007 (click to enlarge).

There are quite a number of extremely troubling links between Sarah Palin and neopentecostal dominionists--enough that, in truth, she may be ultimately as much of a "dream candidate" for the dominionist movement as Mike Huckabee was. Even worse, she's running in a manner that has been frighteningly successful for dominionist groups since the early 80's--specifically, as a "stealth candidate".

Sarah Palin: Dominionist Stalking Horse. If one digs just a bit deeper, Palin is found to have some very interesting--and very disturbing--connections...among them, being potentially the first Assemblies-linked VP candidate and having a number of links to dominionist groups targeting kids via "bait and switch" evangelism.

Theocratic Sect Prays for Real Armageddon. Members of Joel's Army are fighting to bring about the millennial reign of Christ.

McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his VP is a non-issue!

● Sarah Palin on Corporations
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● Sarah Palin on Families & Children
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● Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy
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● Sarah Palin on Free Trade
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● Sarah Palin on Immigration
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What is McCain Thinking? One Alaskan’s Perspective.


RNC touches down on Monday...

Hurricane Gustav touches down on Monday!

Thousands Stream From New Orleans Ahead of Storm

Convention officials are discussing several ways of changing plans so that Republicans are not seen celebrating in the wake of category 4 Hurricane Gustav, which could cause serious damage to New Orleans.

McCain, Palin team up as Hurricane Gustav looms

New Orleans gets ready as Gustav strengthens

Watch out gas prices!!! More than 75% of Gulf oil on lockdown. As Gustav churns, oil companies evacuate rigs cutting off much of the Gulf's oil and gas production.

Hurricane Katrina touched down exactly 3 years ago, too!

Michael Moore's open letter to GOD about Hurricane Gustav & the RNC:

An Open Letter to God, from Michael Moore

Dear God,

The other night, the Rev. James Dobson's ministry asked all believers to pray for a storm on Thursday night so that the Obama acceptance speech outdoors in Denver would have to be canceled.

I see that You have answered Rev. Dobson's prayers -- except the storm You have sent to earth is not over Denver, but on its way to New Orleans! In fact, You have scheduled it to hit Louisiana at exactly the moment that George W. Bush is to deliver his speech at the Republican National Convention.

Now, heavenly Father, we all know You have a great sense of humor and impeccable timing. To send a hurricane on the third anniversary of the Katrina disaster AND right at the beginning of the Republican Convention was, at first blush, a stroke of divine irony. I don't blame You, I know You're angry that the Republicans tried to blame YOU for Katrina by calling it an "Act of God" -- when the truth was that the hurricane itself caused few casualties in New Orleans. Over a thousand people died because of the mistakes and neglect caused by humans, not You.

Some of us tried to help after Katrina hit, while Bush ate cake with McCain and twiddled his thumbs. I closed my office in New York and sent my entire staff down to New Orleans to help. I asked people on my website to contribute to the relief effort I organized -- and I ended up sending over two million dollars in donations, food, water, and supplies (collected from thousands of fans) to New Orleans while Bush's FEMA ice trucks were still driving around Maine three weeks later.

But this past Thursday night, the Washington Post reported that the Republicans had begun making plans to possibly postpone the convention. The AP had reported that there were no shelters set up in New Orleans for this storm, and that the levee repairs have not been adequate. In other words, as the great Ronald Reagan would say, "There you go again!"

So the last thing John McCain and the Republicans needed was to have a split-screen on TVs across America: one side with Bush and McCain partying in St. Paul, and on the other side of the screen, live footage of their Republican administration screwing up once again while New Orleans drowns.

So, yes, You have scared the Jesus, Mary and Joseph out of them, and more than a few million of your followers tip their hats to You.

But now it appears that You haven't been having just a little fun with Bush & Co. It appears that Hurricane Gustav is truly heading to New Orleans and the Gulf coast. We hear You, O Lord, loud and clear, just as we did when Rev. Falwell said You made 9/11 happen because of all those gays and abortions. We beseech You, O Merciful One, not to punish us again as Pat Robertson said You did by giving us Katrina because of America's "wholesale slaughter of unborn children." His sentiments were echoed by other Republicans in 2005.

So this is my plea to you: Don't do this to Louisiana again. The Republicans got your message. They are scrambling and doing the best they can to get planes, trains and buses to New Orleans so that everyone can get out. They haven't sent the entire Louisiana National Guard to Iraq this time -- they are already patrolling the city streets. And, in a nod to I don't know what, Bush's head of FEMA has named a man to help manage the federal government's response. His name is W. Michael Moore. I kid you not, heavenly Father. They have sent a man with both my name AND W's to help save the Gulf Coast.

So please God, let the storm die out at sea. It's done enough damage already. If you do this one favor for me, I promise not to invoke your name again. I'll leave that to the followers of Rev. Dobson and to those gathering this week in St. Paul.

Your faithful servant and former seminarian,

P.S. To all of God's fellow children who are reading this, the city of New Orleans has not yet recovered from Katrina. Please click here for a list of things you can do to help our brothers and sisters on the Gulf Coast. And, if you do live along the Gulf Coast, please take all necessary safety precautions immediately.


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