A Night In Hershey Goes Sour With Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin Natters on About How Having Babies Makes Us Free
Sarah Palin Natters on About How Having Babies Makes Us Free

Sarah Palin Goes to Hershey To Undermine Women’s Rights (again).

A “Salute to the American Family”: aka, another night with Palin talking about our freedoms to have babies. And such.

For those of you who actually can’t quit your jobs and don’t have an entourage of hair and yes people following you around, please don’t let this get you down. Yes, Sarah Palin is fantastic. She is a mother of five well adjusted (semi) children (with children- some of them), happily married (or not), who travels around the country with her children (during the school year and past bedtime—that’s devotion!) and makes tons of money selling the enterprise that is the SS Palin.

Mama Grizzly’s here to talk about family values. And salutes. Which she knows tons about because of Track. Who went to Iraq. After he cut the brake lines on the school buses.

That didn’t rhyme. Darn it.

Sarah Palin is speaking at a fundraiser for The Pennsylvania Family Institute, which “is a non-profit, non-partisan research and education organization that analyzes public policies and cultural trends for their impact on the family. The Pennsylvania Family Institute is a 501(c)3 organization funded through yearly, monthly and issue related tax-deductible donations from individuals, families, corporations and private foundations.”

Ah, yes, And we have some lovely swamp land in Florida that will only appreciate, I tell you! Buy now! Also, too, Goldline.

This is about freedoms, also referred to as babies. Or, freedoms for babies but none for you. This group worked hard to kill PA House Bill 1163, which covered access to birth control and family planning, and comprehensive sex ed-which includes not just information on contraception, but also abstinence. Sigh. Yes, they were in favor of abstinence only.

And on their Facebook Page (what is it with these people and their Facebook Pages?), they join Palin in her Death Panel lie:

“Headline: Obama Administration sending $160 million to PA for healthcare coverage that includes abortion. What do Sen. Casey and other “pro-life” Democrat members of Congress who voted for Obamacare say now?

Now that was rather confusing for a “non-partisan” organization, no?

And lest you be lost, having missed all the signs to Republican nirvana, here’s one more clue from their blog:

“When is a leg not a leg? When it’s not.
By Michael Geer

We bring you a must-read article from Professor Stephen J. Heany on the fallacy of “same-sex marriage.” http://bit.ly/cpEdWU
Abraham Lincoln once asked how many legs a dog has if we call a tail a leg. The answer, he said, is four: calling a tail a leg does not make it so. We chuckle and move on. But what if people began to argue that a tail really is a leg?”

Ah, the old dog leg argument! You got me. I’m totally against it now.

“The Mission of the Pennsylvania Family Institute …..produce (s) policy reports, promote responsible citizenship and work to promote unity among pro-family groups.”

And by work, they mean they hire great Christians like Sarah Palin for hidden fees to come and talk for a few minutes to raise money to pay for great Christians like Sarah Palin to fly around in private jets. Also, for the babies. Please.

In case you were wondering where Sarah gets her ideas about the Constitution, they tell us:

“Pennsylvania is unique among the states in its heritage of liberty, religious freedom, and a strong moral base at its foundation. William Penn called the Commonwealth a Holy Experiment. General George Washington and his troops sought divine providence at Valley Forge. Independence Hall in Philadelphia witnessed the hammering out of the hallowed documents of our nation’s founding. And the blood-soaked soil of Gettysburg is testimony to the price paid for our liberties, liberties our forefathers sought to secure for succeeding generations – our posterity.”

Oh, heavens.

And guess who endorses these folks? We got a trifecta of travesties here with James Dobson, Ollie North and Sarah Palin.

Let’s just call this pallin’ around with …………

Oh, let’s just get to the real good stuff.

Conservative Diane Moore tweeting under handle Dianehere live-tweeted from the speech, which, I’m afraid to tell you, sounds like a campaign stump speech. I’m not sure if this is due to a conservative clean up of the speech courtesy of Diane or if Palin really changed her speech. I’m afraid to ask.

OK, buckle up for your Friday Night Freedom Follies:

Palin regaling crowd with role of Hersheys Chocolate in her family’s Alaska camping escapades this summer.
(Starbursts and sunshine, also too!)

Lots of @pahousegop members at #PAFamily Institute banquet w/ Sarah Palin including tweeters @repreichley & @repgordon.
(But, but…this is non-partisan event!)

Palin lauds voter referendum passage of parental notification of minors’ abortions in Alaska
(Oh, dear….)

Palin: natl debt is immoral to burden on our children. “Generational theft.”
(Is this anything like dipping into the state constitutionally protected fund to keep up a program a state can’t afford?)

Palin: immoral economic burden is among the greatest security threats that America is facing.
(Er, um…. the biggest security threat we face is having hate mongers trying to deny us our freedoms and giving the terrorists plenty of ammunition in recruitment, but do go on retreating and reloading, or whatever it is that you do…..)

Palin: govt can’t get us to our nation’s destiny. Building character & community rests on the individual & the family.
(We should all be able to use our families to make millions of dollars. Have a baby and you too can get book deals and be on TV! Also, character building is now done via quitting. Just a public service announcement.)

Palin: no need to have a title to make a difference in America’s future. Freedom is God-given right & is worth fighting for.
(It included freedom of religion, FYI)

# Palin: I want to be most remembered for raising a soldier #
(I’m betting she doesn’t want us to remember why he went. No?)

Palin: I support candidates based on their track record of supporting constitution & that they’re prudent in spending other peoples’ money
(So she supports people who believe differently than she governed. OK. Any explanation there? Nope, this is Palin land. Only outgoing.)

Palin: my greatest role models- Reagan, Lincoln, Thatcher..common sense conservatives
(Lincoln was a common sense conservative? This ought to be good. But we can’t ask why she thinks this, because this is all one-way communiqué.)

Palin: biggest challenge facing families – debt! Stop punishing job creators, & stop digging the hole.
(Isn’t this why she quit? To stop digging hole for Alaska? Tres kind, Ms Palin!)

Palin leaving for #828 rally shortly but now answering ?s from #pafamily crowd
(Answering questions? I’m confused. Oh, questions were submitted in advance. Of course.)

Palin: having a “1st dude” biggest asset in women having success in politics. Support network crucial.
(Women can’t get ahead in politics without a man. This is fresh. Also, nannies are a huge asset.)

Ah! We made it! Another night with Palin. Well, ladies, I think we’ve all learned a lot tonight about the New Feminism. I’m off to round up a man. I hear they’re the latest accessory.

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32 Replies to “A Night In Hershey Goes Sour With Sarah Palin”

  1. I don’t want to brag, but….
    My husband and I are nasty, non-believing infidels. We raised 5 daughters. #1 & #2 are happily married 10+ years, w/kids. # 3 graduated college Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and is now in grad school, #4, & #5 are in college.
    To date – no dropouts, no arrests, no DUI’s, no drugs, no unwed mothers, no vandals. We are so boring, but I think the The Pennsylvania Family Institute should have asked me to speak. I got better results than Sarah and the money could have paid some tuition bills. There are thousands (millions?) more out there just like us and dip$h_t gets the speaking engagements. Go figure!

  2. I also do not understand how or why so many people think she represents good old fashioned values. All you have to do is listen to her once, see her speak once and read about the daily family escapades in the Tabloids… And people think she is qualified to be President… Duh?? Note to Where’smyjammies – I wish we could get you a speaking engagement. With your wholesome and accomplished family, I am sure you have many experiences to share that would be much more valuable to any listening audience than Sarah’s and I am sure you have plenty of humor to share also. Take care of your lovely family.

  3. I delight in my wonderful family. I bragged a bit to compare our ‘family values’ with Sarah’s. But I know we are not unique. There are so many wonderful families out there that have done a fabulous job of raising kids with real and meaningful values and accomplishments instead of paying lip service to a talking point.

  4. Did anyone protest outside? I have to ask John Morgan(of the blog The Pennsylvania Progressive) if he knew The Quittah would be in Hershey tonight.

  5. I just read the handbill for her appearance. Did anyone else notice the email address for reservations? “Jews for Sarah”? What the hell?!?

  6. Yes, because she claims to love Israel because as an evangelical, you know…End Times….but what she doesn’t tell them is that her church believes that Jews should convert or will go to hell.

  7. Since when does someone who does a 2 year stint in the military suddenly become a “soldier?”

    My dad was in the Army for 27 years. That’s a soldier.

    That aside, this whole “the deficit is the most important thing to focus on (other than running Muslims and gays out of the country) is so tired. This idea that cutting everyone loose and letting the rich show their benevolence by maybe creating some low-paying jobs instead of shipping them to India will ensure our best and brightest future is just absolute garbage.

  8. He actually came home after a year. I’m not sure how or why, but it seems odd. I can tell you that I know a lot of troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan who would love to come home after a year.

  9. Don’t you think the Jews(for Sarah) ought to be able to figure that out? Then again, I guess they believe ignorance is bliss.

  10. One of the coolest things about the town of Hershey (if my memory is correct) is that their streetlamps are shaped like Hershey’s Kisses.

  11. Jews seem willing to put up with Evangelical nonsense about their intended fate. They get financial bonuses out of it for Israel and they don’t believe it’s really going to happen anyway. Who is using who?

  12. Great article, Sarah. Great way to wake up and have something witty and wise like this to read. If Sarah Palin had half your brains, she’d be a truly dangerous woman. Fortunately, she is less than half as smart as I think she is.

  13. Where’sMyJammies, you would be far more qualified to run for office on real family values, not the faux family values of Palin and the Pro-Lie crowd. It just sticks in my craw the way Palin has hi-jacked “common-sense” and “feminist”, since she displays the exact opposite of both meanings. What kind of “common-sense” was used to decide to fake a pregnancy? And her idea of “feminist” is to have a husband to support her?? Palin and her ilk would turn back the hands of time on women to biblical ages, where women were merely slaves for a man’s pleasure and producing children for armies. Oh wait, that IS the current Republican Party!

    (Sarah, typo alert: on-way communiqué should be one-way communiqué)

  14. Sarah represented the good old fashioned values as soon as she found out it was a train you could ride to success

    I echo your sentiments to WheresMyJammies. There are real families out there in this land who actually do live the3 real American experience and don’t have to lie about how many kids they have.

  15. Fortunately when Sarah is in power and constitutionally pure, foreign aid will have to go away cuase its not in the constitution. But I’m betting that an amendment will be soon after stating the US supports Israel financially.

  16. Great memory Soni, and they still are!
    I only live ten miles from there and didn’t know she was having a revival style shindig until I heard it on the news last night. I live in the blood red zone of the state and let me tell ya, it’s brutal having to listen to the local newscasters bow down at her every word, in fact the only reason I caught the news last night is because Jon Stewart is off on Fridays. You want to talk about a letdown!

  17. They don’t care about results,
    hey don’t care about her 5th grade level of education
    They need just collect money.
    I would never let my child go to any school, thatn they support – hell know, what would be another idiot they will invite TO EDUCATE.

  18. That’s simple – when sarah-moron has just missteps – they decided it is exactly Valuable.
    They always happy to represent their failures as success.
    That what it is all about – moron palin surrounded by other Morons.

    I just did not expect, America has so many ignorant morons, who also want to cut off Department of Education, so it would become Legal to grow to grey underarms Uneducated.

  19. Palin is a shameless uneducated moron. She is not educated and always mean and
    snarky. The women is delusional. Her family values are laughable? Track had to go into the military for breaking break lines on school buses. Hes mean like his mother,
    Willow arressted for vandalizing properties, Bristol drinking and sleeping around all over town, knocked up with no degree. Her youngest daughter is flunking out and poor poor Trig. He never sees his mother unless she holds him up for exploitation. Palin you are not bright enough, you have no class, your family is trashy just like you. Go home, you are a greedy women with no morals.

  20. Just think!! This woman is held up as a paragon of what all wives and mothers are supposed to be. Anyone with half a brain knows that the overhwelming majority of women of all political persuasions are much better mothers than Palin. For one thing, they realize that as painful as it is, childbirth is only the beginning of at least 18 years of nurturing a child and raising him or her to be self-reliant. That means an investment that involves the education, the instilling of moral values, and avoiding the exploitation of one’s children for political purposes or any other purpose. By that measure, Palin has failed miserably. Her children’s problems are a direct result of her neglect and her failure to prepare them for a world in which they are no more entitled than anyone else. But she’s famous for using them as props for her own narcissism and ambition that hugely outstrip her capabilities as a politician.

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