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(UPI)   Sarah Palin may actually get a chance to see Russia from her house   (upi.com) divider line 16
    More: Unlikely, Sarah Palin, Russia, Alaska, secession, Stacy Keibler  
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8127 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Mar 2014 at 3:25 AM (22 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-03-25 12:18:40 AM
4 votes:
If Alaska does go back to Russia, that crazy coont goes with it.
2014-03-25 10:24:35 AM
2 votes:

DiamondDave: 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 image 468x305]

The green land in the foreground is Alaska. The land in the background is Russia.


The fact that Russia and Alaska are near each other is not what makes that statement a piece of weapons grade stupidity, demonstrating an utterly childlike grasp of anything more important than "how to fleece stupid right wingers out of a few dollars", and an executive ability better suited to driving a novelty RV around than running a superpower.
2014-03-25 01:17:39 AM
2 votes:

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 12:44:10 AM
2 votes:
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 12:41:04 AM
2 votes:

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


Sarah Palin said, and I quote:

"I can see Russia from my back porch."
2014-03-25 12:40:07 AM
2 votes:
This may be the greatest troll in history.  I hope Putin bites on it.
2014-03-25 12:36:19 AM
2 votes:
Stupid libs! She never said that!!!
2014-03-25 10:32:35 AM
1 votes:
The Kanaka Maoli (Original People) of Hawaii know that petitions don't mean SHIAT to the U.S.   Hawaii was a sovereign nation when the Europeans landed there.  The Hawaiian monarchy and society went through changes in order to relate with the European and American "Big Brothers".  King Kalakaua was the FIRST monarch of any sovereign nation to totally circumnavigate the planet, and was accepted as the monarch of a sovereign nation by all of the nations he visited.

Of course the idea of mutual respect and cooperation is a foreign concept to greedy white xtians (what, you think that missionaries go around the world to "save souls"?!  Maybe they do now, but way back when it was to turn native peoples into docile slaves).  By 1893 those greedy white xtians had forced Queen Lili'uokalanki to abdicate her throne using threats of violence against the Kanaka. The call for annexation by those greedy white xtians came in 1897 and a petition went out among the Kanaka (who had had their voting rights severely disenfranchised already by those greedy white xtians) opposing annexation.  Alas, it didn't matter.

If ANY state has a right to secede from the U.S. it's Hawaii.

/this is a very condensed version
//now my blood pressure is up, this pisses me off so much
///people have the right to believe what they want but I also have the right to hold said belief in much contempt, as much good occurs IN SPITE OF religion, not because of it
/slashies
2014-03-25 10:02:22 AM
1 votes:

Brick-House: Subby appears to be showing off his stupidity again... isn't that sweet?


You're really going to keep white-knighting for that crackpot? shanrick is the first person I've seen that actually thought Palin said that, and he may have been trolling. We all know it wasn't her, but the point, the reason it's mentioned so often, is that she might as well have. Trying to use geographical proximity to Russia as a foreign policy credential is not any less dumb than that. It's a convenient shorthand for her laughable notion of what makes someone qualified to lead. FFS, she was asked what magazines or newspapers she reads and thought it was a trick question.
2014-03-25 07:27:28 AM
1 votes:

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 05:43:04 AM
1 votes:

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 05:11:46 AM
1 votes:

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 05:10:23 AM
1 votes:
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 03:58:58 AM
1 votes:

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 01:30:13 AM
1 votes:

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 12:43:56 AM
1 votes:
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.
 
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