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Sarah Palin, Cherry-Picking Our Rights | September 9, 2010


In the latest episode in Sarah Palin’s gaffe- and hate-filled world, she probably figured she was coming in on the side of the angels. You know, her little Facebook post that burning the Quran is a bad thing — or, “is antithetical to American ideals . . . .”  I’ll give her this:  Palin knows a LOT about the whole “antithetical to American ideals” thing.

Leaving well enough alone would have worked — but of course, the beauty of Facebook is there’s nobody to talk back, no cameras to snap your pic as you’re stuttering and stammering and reading notes off your palm, and, most of all, you can rewrite and redo as needed and block anybody who criticizes you.  No wonder it’s Palin’s choice of forum.  But I digress . . . .  In any event, she didn’t leave well enough alone, and she went on to say, “People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to, but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation — much like building a mosque at Ground Zero.” 

See how she does that?  See how she likens a hate-filled event like a Quran-burning by “Christians” to a group of peaceful Muslims who want to build a community center near Ground Zero?  And kind of slides in the slam against the New York mosque while beating the drum on how these “Christian” Quran-burners have a “Constitutional right” to do so? 

The thing is, Palin has actively protested against the mosque near Ground Zero — on Twitter, of course (the scene of her classic “refudiate” gaffe) — but I didn’t see the Twitter Queen tweet anything about the Muslims who want to build the mosque having a Constitutional right to do so.  She did use the phrase “unnecessary provocation” in both her prior Tweet and her latest Facebook message, one to refer to the book-burning, and the other to refer to the YMCA-like center the Muslims want to create.  Kind of weigh the thing:  One, the book-burning, is nothing but a tear-down, its only function hate; and the other is a creation of something useful, and meaningful. 

And then, of course, with all her big talk, she sort of failed to mention that she herself sought to do the figurative “book-burning” at the library in Wasilla with the list of books she wanted to ban. 

But, while the Wasilla library is safe from her narrow-minded bigotry, the rest of us aren’t.  Somebody really needs to tell the Twitter Queen that when you act all Christian-y on one hand, and blow hate with the other, you just end up being wrong twice.  And while the book-burners certainly have a right (if not a permit) to burn the Quran, the right to freedom of religion is one of the most important rights under the Constitution. 

If Palin doesn’t quit using identical language to refer to two polar opposite missions, and start supporting the rights of the Muslims to build their mosque wherever they choose, she needs to burn her Blackberry . . . her rhetoric is “unnecessary provocation.”

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  1. Julie, I have a question for you. How can you go from the filth site of started by Geenwald to leaving, to being friend’s with J$, to starting your own site? Reading your site you condemn a REPUPLICAN WOMAN for her belief’s and use comment’s such as “beauty of Facebook.” Do you have a problem with beauty? What is with the “Twitter Queen?” Who is “Twitter Queen?” I’m sure you will post the “Christian-y on one hand, and blow hate with the other, you just end up being wrong twice” link’s to prove your disposition. I cold turn the quote above of your’s to, how can you go from a hate site to being friend’s to someone that called you out to founding your own hate site. Just using your own logic. Help me with the logic, PLEASE.

    Comment by Scott — September 20, 2010 @ 10:47 AM

  2. I took JD’s advice and clicked your name, Julie. I dont visit progressive websites, cant deal with the gutter level. But i’m given this a shot. I have NO idea what i’m in for so we’ll see. an independent observer.

    Comment by Tango — September 21, 2010 @ 12:34 AM


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