Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sarah Palin To Speak At Fundraiser For West Hills College In May

Sarah Palin has been chosen to give the keynote address at a fundraising function for West Hills College. The small community college main campus is located in Coalinga, CA. The speech will take place in Lemoore, California where there is a newer satellite campus.

According to sources, Palin will be paid $115K for her speech, and excitement is building as all the $25,000 tickets have been sold. Republican money is tied to Agribusiness in these parts.

I thought it was interesting that a student at the college voiced hope that Sarah Palin's appearance might generate funds for student programs at the college. Unfortunately, the purpose of the fundraiser seems to be to keep a sports arena staffed and maintained.

During her speech maybe Sarah will tell the story about how she built the Sports Complex when she was mayor of Wasilla. But I bet she won't talk about the fact that the land she built the complex on didn't belong to the city and that unraveling the title left Wasilla with  20 million dollars of debt. Read about it here. Nor will she mention that her home has many of the same features and materials that were incorporated into the Sports Complex.

I don't expect Sarah to mention anything about education. That doesn't seem to be something that she even pushes for her children. Nor will she offer any solutions for students on how to pay for an ever-increasing college education, either.

But I'll bet she will criticize the Obama administration more than once and reiterate how the lamestream media and Democrats are picking on her. In other words, it's probably going to be another SOSDV #sameoldspeechdifferentvenue.
Here is the link to the local ABC News program in Fresno, CA.
West Hills Community College  here.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

I found this in the blogoshere and wanted to share it with you.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Wordle of SOTU Address

Here are some wordle graphics of the most common words that President Obama used
in the State of the Union Address.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

President Obama Previews His State Of The Union Address

Be sure to tune in Tuesday night for the full address. Listen for yourself. Invite friends over for a State of the Union party. Don't depend on some pundit to interpret this important speech for you.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Now We Argue Where The Violent Rhetoric and Imagery Originate...

From the New Yorker. Link below

But it won’t do to dig up stray comments by Obama, Allen Grayson, or any other Democrat who used metaphors of combat over the past few years, and then try to claim some balance of responsibility in the implied violence of current American politics. (Most of the Obama quotes that appear in the comments were lame attempts to reassure his base that he can get mad and fight back, i.e., signs that he’s practically incapable of personal aggression in politics.) In fact, there is no balance—none whatsoever. Only one side has made the rhetoric of armed revolt against an oppressive tyranny the guiding spirit of its grassroots movement and its midterm campaign. Only one side routinely invokes the Second Amendment as a form of swagger and intimidation, not-so-coyly conflating rights with threats. Only one side’s activists bring guns to democratic political gatherings. Only one side has a popular national TV host who uses his platform to indoctrinate viewers in the conviction that the President is an alien, totalitarian menace to the country. Only one side fills the AM waves with rage and incendiary falsehoods. Only one side has an iconic leader, with a devoted grassroots following, who can’t stop using violent imagery and dividing her countrymen into us and them, real and fake. Any sentient American knows which side that is; to argue otherwise is disingenuous.

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