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2014-03-25 12:18:40 AM
If Alaska does go back to Russia, that crazy coont goes with it.
 
2014-03-25 12:36:19 AM
Stupid libs! She never said that!!!
 
2014-03-25 12:40:07 AM
This may be the greatest troll in history.  I hope Putin bites on it.
 
2014-03-25 12:41:04 AM

propasaurus: Stupid libs! She never said that!!!


Sarah Palin said, and I quote:

"I can see Russia from my back porch."
 
2014-03-25 12:43:56 AM
Well, there was another guy named Vladimir... in this case Vladimir Zhirinovsky... who twenty years ago pretty much threatened WWIII to get Alaska and everything else Russia used to have back when he ran for President of Russia.  (Citation needed I know, but I remember this from seeing it on ABC News one night when I was a teen.)  Needless to say he lost, and aside from another run a few years later I'd thought he'd faded away...

....until he waltzed into Crimea the day it decided to raise the Russian flag cheering their decision.  Its scary because if he's in Putin's ear... and at this point I think he is... then who knows, they might actually try it.
 
2014-03-25 12:44:10 AM
It'll never happen. 600,000 Americans died horribly 150 years ago to prove that it can't happen. That means you, Texas, California, and the rest of the idiots who think they can leave. The only way out is revolution, and I strongly suggest that nobody try to go that route, because it will make the Civil War look like a slapfight.
 
2014-03-25 12:57:31 AM

shanrick: propasaurus: Stupid libs! She never said that!!!

Sarah Palin said, and I quote:

"I can see Russia from my back porch."


To be fair (and to stoke the flames), she was actually joking when she said it
 
2014-03-25 12:58:40 AM

cman: shanrick: propasaurus: Stupid libs! She never said that!!!

Sarah Palin said, and I quote:

"I can see Russia from my back porch."

To be fair (and to stoke the flames), she was actually joking when she said it


Whoops

My bad. Got my stories screwed up. It was a joke, but one SNL made.
 
2014-03-25 01:03:45 AM
There was some talk of this last year...
 
2014-03-25 01:10:35 AM
"Groups Siberian russians crossed the Isthmus (now the Bering Strait) 16-10 thousand years ago. Russian began to settle on the Arctic coast, Aleuts inhabited the Aleutian Archipelago. First visited Alaska August 21, 1732, members of the team boat St. Gabriel »under the surveyor Gvozdev and assistant navigator I. Fedorov during the expedition Shestakov and DI Pavlutski 1729-1735 years...Vote for secession of Alaska from the United States and joining Russia."

Something about this petition text leads me to believe it was originally written in a language other than English (I'm not saying it was Russian, but it could be Russian or another Slavic language) and then fed the original text into Google Translate.
 
2014-03-25 01:17:39 AM

Paris1127: "Groups Siberian russians crossed the Isthmus (now the Bering Strait) 16-10 thousand years ago. Russian began to settle on the Arctic coast, Aleuts inhabited the Aleutian Archipelago. First visited Alaska August 21, 1732, members of the team boat St. Gabriel »under the surveyor Gvozdev and assistant navigator I. Fedorov during the expedition Shestakov and DI Pavlutski 1729-1735 years...Vote for secession of Alaska from the United States and joining Russia."

Something about this petition text leads me to believe it was originally written in a language other than English (I'm not saying it was Russian, but it could be Russian or another Slavic language) and then fed the original text into Google Translate.


So you're telling me the official White House response might be, "Nice try, Vlad!"
 
2014-03-25 01:23:30 AM

propasaurus: Stupid libs! She never said that!!!


Nobody ever mentioned Death Panels, either, but that seemed okay for her.
 
2014-03-25 01:30:13 AM

Paris1127: "Groups Siberian russians crossed the Isthmus (now the Bering Strait) 16-10 thousand years ago. Russian began to settle on the Arctic coast, Aleuts inhabited the Aleutian Archipelago. First visited Alaska August 21, 1732, members of the team boat St. Gabriel »under the surveyor Gvozdev and assistant navigator I. Fedorov during the expedition Shestakov and DI Pavlutski 1729-1735 years...Vote for secession of Alaska from the United States and joining Russia."

Something about this petition text leads me to believe it was originally written in a language other than English (I'm not saying it was Russian, but it could be Russian or another Slavic language) and then fed the original text into Google Translate.


I think Palin herself may have written it. Sounds a lot like the word salad that often falls out of her head.
 
2014-03-25 01:36:26 AM

fusillade762: Paris1127: "Groups Siberian russians crossed the Isthmus (now the Bering Strait) 16-10 thousand years ago. Russian began to settle on the Arctic coast, Aleuts inhabited the Aleutian Archipelago. First visited Alaska August 21, 1732, members of the team boat St. Gabriel »under the surveyor Gvozdev and assistant navigator I. Fedorov during the expedition Shestakov and DI Pavlutski 1729-1735 years...Vote for secession of Alaska from the United States and joining Russia."

Something about this petition text leads me to believe it was originally written in a language other than English (I'm not saying it was Russian, but it could be Russian or another Slavic language) and then fed the original text into Google Translate.

I think Palin herself may have written it. Sounds a lot like the word salad that often falls out of her head.


I never thought I'd say this, or that I'd white knight... *shudder* her... but I think (or hope) her English is better than that. This screams machine translation to me...
 
2014-03-25 01:44:22 AM
You libs are just scared of a strong conservative Russian woman.
 
2014-03-25 03:28:11 AM

Mentat: This may be the greatest troll in history.  I hope Putin bites on it.


Who do you think started the petition?
 
2014-03-25 03:32:22 AM

propasaurus: You libs are just scared of a strong conservative Russian woman.


Damned right.

Any woman that can pull 6 plow blades until her harness breaks, or pull a 5 ton wagon load of wheat uphill because she's lower maintenance than oxen, is not a woman that I want get into a fight with.
 
2014-03-25 03:34:05 AM

propasaurus: You libs are just scared of a strong conservative Russian woman.


Everyone's scared of strong conservative Russian women.

jillybchronicles.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-25 03:44:33 AM
Do she even lives there still?
 
2014-03-25 03:44:55 AM
Deal, and tell you what, Vlad? If you want to invade Canada, we ain't looking.

Sorry, Canucks. Sending Nickelback over here was bad enough, but Bieber and Ted Cruz, thems the last straws.
 
2014-03-25 03:48:25 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: Do she even lives there still?


I think she moved to Arizona to be that much closer to the cream of the crap.
 
2014-03-25 03:49:33 AM
FTFA is well on its way to getting enough signers to require an official response from the White House

How many times will the WH have to ignore or refuse to respond to petitions before people realize the threshold, and the entire concept of the site, is meaningless?  Nearly a quarter of petitions that pass the threshhold never get a response, and that's not even including the ones that get a response that essentially says "we can't/won't answer you."  The site's a gimmick and the admin will only respond to what it wants to respond to.
 
2014-03-25 03:52:04 AM
April 21, 2014
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20500, United States

Re: Official White House Response to Alaska Back to Russia Petition

Dear Petitioners:

No.

Sincerely,

Barack Obama
 
2014-03-25 03:58:02 AM

SirEattonHogg: April 21, 2014
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20500, United States

Re: Official White House Response to Alaska Back to Russia Petition

Dear Petitioners:

warosu.org

Sincerely,

Barack Obama


FTFY
 
2014-03-25 03:58:58 AM

Emposter: FTFA is well on its way to getting enough signers to require an official response from the White House

How many times will the WH have to ignore or refuse to respond to petitions before people realize the threshold, and the entire concept of the site, is meaningless?  Nearly a quarter of petitions that pass the threshhold never get a response, and that's not even including the ones that get a response that essentially says "we can't/won't answer you."  The site's a gimmick and the admin will only respond to what it wants to respond to.



I thought it was common knowledge theat the White House was not going to respond to petitions to abolish the IRS, lower the age of consent to 15, and bring Firefly back.

The site is a good idea, but it did bring another forum for the common clay of the new west.
 
2014-03-25 03:59:42 AM
So we get a new way to communicate and get feedback from the White House and you children waste their time with Death Stars and silly secession petitions? Grow up, America.
 
2014-03-25 04:03:17 AM
On a serious note, I do wonder at what point Russia will invade Alaska to try to take it back.

I don't think it will happen anytime soon. But 100 years from now? 300 years? 500 years?

At some point, it will absolutely happen.
 
2014-03-25 04:13:04 AM

stoli n coke: Emposter: FTFA is well on its way to getting enough signers to require an official response from the White House

How many times will the WH have to ignore or refuse to respond to petitions before people realize the threshold, and the entire concept of the site, is meaningless?  Nearly a quarter of petitions that pass the threshhold never get a response, and that's not even including the ones that get a response that essentially says "we can't/won't answer you."  The site's a gimmick and the admin will only respond to what it wants to respond to.


I thought it was common knowledge theat the White House was not going to respond to petitions to abolish the IRS, lower the age of consent to 15, and bring Firefly back.

The site is a good idea, but it did bring another forum for the common clay of the new west.


Common knowledge is too much to ask for from modern reporters who no longer need to have any knowledge of the topic they're writing about.  He also got the threshold wrong in the sub-heading, but that's just bad proofreading.

Also, many of the ignored petitions are actually non-trollish stuff, even if not things the WH can/will do anything about.  Not banning e-ciggs.  Ending US military discrimination against atheists.  Allowing Tesla to sell direct to consumers.  Firing the US attorneys who drove Aaron Swartz to suicide. ETC.
 
2014-03-25 04:29:18 AM
Why is she still in the news? Sounds like you guys have a fetish. She does look good in glasses though
 
2014-03-25 04:32:41 AM

redsquid: So we get a new way to communicate and get feedback from the White House and you children waste their time with Death Stars and silly secession petitions? Grow up, America.


cf.chucklesnetwork.agj.co
 
2014-03-25 05:02:17 AM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: That means you, Texas, California,


LolWut ?
 
2014-03-25 05:04:58 AM
That thar is some serious half-white president hate.
 
2014-03-25 05:10:23 AM
Yeah.  Because Russia's stance on gay marriage is the single difference between them and the United States.

Seriously, with Putin's madness and overreach, and the potential for some really stiff sanctions to be levied against them, Russia is creeping closer and closer to the halcyon days of the 1990s where breadlines, poverty and starvation were an all-too common sight.
 
2014-03-25 05:11:46 AM

shanrick: propasaurus: Stupid libs! She never said that!!!

Sarah Palin said, and I quote:

"I can see Russia from my back porch."



Citation, please  (I live here)
 
2014-03-25 05:19:32 AM

A_Glass_Of_Pink: shanrick: propasaurus: Stupid libs! She never said that!!!

Sarah Palin said, and I quote:

"I can see Russia from my back porch."


Citation, please  (I live here)


Eh. The view offers the observer not much more than a glimpse of a vast, desolate expanse.
 
2014-03-25 05:38:56 AM

TommyymmoT: drjekel_mrhyde: Do she even lives there still?

I think she moved to Arizona to be that much closer to the cream of the crap.



Free tanning bed there year round. Gotta be frugal after those fifteen minutes of fame are over.
 
2014-03-25 05:41:12 AM

Corn_Fed: On a serious note, I do wonder at what point Russia will invade Alaska to try to take it back.

I don't think it will happen anytime soon. But 100 years from now? 300 years? 500 years?

At some point, it will absolutely happen.


Feh. They'll have to fight the Chinese for it.
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2014-03-25 05:43:04 AM

shanrick: propasaurus: Stupid libs! She never said that!!!

Sarah Palin said, and I quote:

"I can see Russia from my back porch."


Actually, that was Tina Fey, playing Sarah Palin who made that comment.  What Sarah Palin actually said was along the lines that she was qualified to be president, because Alaska had to carry out a whole lot of foreign affairs with Canada and Russia, and that you could see Russia from parts of Alaska.  Technically you can see part of Russia, from part of Alaska, but rather or not dealing with crab fishermen who get arrested for trespassing into Russian waters is the same thing as handling a treaty negotiation is doubtful.
 
2014-03-25 06:02:10 AM
A dashcam for every Alaskan
 
2014-03-25 06:06:21 AM

Corn_Fed: On a serious note, I do wonder at what point Russia will invade Alaska to try to take it back.

I don't think it will happen anytime soon. But 100 years from now? 300 years? 500 years?

At some point, it will absolutely happen.


NAH they'll loose Siberia before that happens
 
2014-03-25 06:12:37 AM

fusillade762: Paris1127: "Groups Siberian russians crossed the Isthmus (now the Bering Strait) 16-10 thousand years ago. Russian began to settle on the Arctic coast, Aleuts inhabited the Aleutian Archipelago. First visited Alaska August 21, 1732, members of the team boat St. Gabriel »under the surveyor Gvozdev and assistant navigator I. Fedorov during the expedition Shestakov and DI Pavlutski 1729-1735 years...Vote for secession of Alaska from the United States and joining Russia."

Something about this petition text leads me to believe it was originally written in a language other than English (I'm not saying it was Russian, but it could be Russian or another Slavic language) and then fed the original text into Google Translate.

I think Palin herself may have written it. Sounds a lot like the word salad that often falls out of her head.


Bullshiat. If Palin wrote it, it would have sounded like this:

"Oh, well gosh, hiya dere out in real America, don'tchaknow that those groups of Siberian Russians people over dere in what used to be the Soviet Union with the communists and the reds and cossacks and things of that nature crossed the Isthmus, which they did on foot youbetcha, not on the snow machines like my husband Todd races on with his guns which is what the Second Amendment says we can have don'tchaknow, and they crossed like 6,000 years ago and they settled on the coast dere youbetcha, and since then you can see Russia from here in Alaska but then America bought it from Mr. Putin, and now with Obamacare and the death panels, don'tchaknow, that just want to take my precious little baby boy Trig from me youbetcha don'tchaknow uff da, we're feelin' so oppressed by the government which tells us what we can drink and wants to take our guns and things of that nature and so forth that we think we'd just be better off quittin' and goin' back to Russia and don't forget to watch my new reality show on the Home Fishin' Channel it's called "Mamma Grizzlies Hoe Down and Gun Extravaganza Hour Youbetcha," and I'm just so blessed don'tchaknow with a wonderful family, and that's why I'm quittin' this proposal to go spend time with them so uff da and bye-bye."
 
2014-03-25 06:37:02 AM

mmmk: Why is she still in the news? Sounds like you guys have a fetish. She does look good in glasses though


3 way with her and Bristol.
 
2014-03-25 06:50:54 AM

propasaurus: Stupid libs! She never said that!!!


media.247sports.com
 
2014-03-25 07:07:10 AM
Sorry Russia, You sold it to us, and now its value has gone up.  Come up with the money and maybe we'll talk,
 
2014-03-25 07:26:08 AM
 
2014-03-25 07:27:28 AM

shanrick: propasaurus: Stupid libs! She never said that!!!

Sarah Palin said, and I quote:

"I can see Russia from my back porch."


Try again, dipshiat.

"They're our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska":

www.alaska-in-pictures.com

The green land in the foreground is Alaska. The land in the background is Russia.
 
2014-03-25 07:39:45 AM
Do we get Wrangel Island back in exchange?
 
2014-03-25 08:46:51 AM

Corn_Fed: On a serious note, I do wonder at what point Russia will invade Alaska to try to take it back.

I don't think it will happen anytime soon. But 100 years from now? 300 years? 500 years?

At some point, it will absolutely happen.


That depends on how long the US remains a Great Power, I would think...

/ 100 years from now, I think we still are
// in 300 years we could be a fragmented mess of nations...
 
2014-03-25 08:56:26 AM
I'd love to sniff Sarah's panties.
 
2014-03-25 09:00:38 AM

Corn_Fed: On a serious note, I do wonder at what point Russia will invade Alaska to try to take it back.

I don't think it will happen anytime soon. But 100 years from now? 300 years? 500 years?

At some point, it will absolutely happen.


Don't you see?! That's why it's vital that we rape the everliving fark out of all natural resources in Alaska, pack the densest shiat-for-brains possible in the local yokels, ans sprinkle it with seasonings of oil spills, nuclear waste, and maybe some random industrial horrors for spice.

Then the Russians won't want it!

Turn it into a shiathole... so it can be America's shiathole.
 
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