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Friday, February 27, 2009

What up Republicans?

Alaska's Republican governor not only allows, but takes part in, hunting wolves from small planes...when a federal law was passed in 1972, banning all aerial hunting. Pro-life indeed.

Louisiana's Republican governor just admitted...he lied in his Republican Response to the President's speech to Congress.

These are your "rising stars" for 2012?


Kim Thompson said...

The wolf hunting thing is barbaric, strange, and cruel! I have a tough time understanding how one can participate in that kind of activity.

VW said...

There is an exceoption to the federal law that allows governors to issue licenses or permits.

According to Slate

The federal legislation (PDF) does have a loophole for predator control, permitting state employees or licensed individuals to shoot from an aircraft for the sake of protecting"land, water, wildlife, livestock, domesticated animals, human life, or crops." (This doesn't just apply to wolves; coyotes and foxes are sometimes gunned down from aircraft, especially in Western states.) Since 2003, Alaska has issued aerial wolf-hunting permits in select areas where moose and caribou populations are particularly endangered.

Please, If you are going to start accusing someone of lying, or doing something illegal, please get the facts!

Jindal did not admit to a lie. According to politico,

The timeline was clarified , but the events took place.

Again, please get some facts straight before doing a hit piece.

It was no where near the Al Gore lies like the Texas wild fires, love story, etc.


Lorraine Hart said...

Ah...exceptions...and time lines...and misspeak-talk...tiresome.

BTW...Did you answer the question from your last post? I'll have to go and have a look-see.

Lorraine Hart said...

Yes Kim, I wish there were more predator-control of two-legged uber-predators.

There seems to be a lot of hypocrisy in talking about the sacred right to life, while shooting an endangered species in a video-game manner.

Lorraine Hart said...

Nope...I just checked and you never did answer Lucky Charm's question about your answers. Glad you got back safe from Australia.

VW said...

Lorraine, You inferred that Palin was somehow breaking federal law and she did not. You can't just shrug it off. You may not agree with her decision to allow it, but she was not breaking any laws.

As for timelines, who hasn't messed up a few of them?

As to the questions, I forgot about them. It's been busy, what with traveling, a new grandson and all.

I may not get to it tonight, the wife is demanding some time, I'll make a point for tomorrow. I'll post the answers as a blog post. Sorry, it just plain slipped my mind


Lorraine Hart said...

The Federal Law is a good one...and I don't care if they're called exceptions or the blue plate special, as I said, I believe her to be breaking the law...along with many decent, hunting Alaskans...and laws much more ancient than those written by hand. Just as you were entitled to your opinion, so am I mine....

A "hit piece"...? I look that big and bad to you vhuwhu?

If only there weren't so many damn timelines...the apologies are getting embarrassing. There's a lot to trace within the last eight years; it does get confusing.

Anonymous said...

Ah..Yes exceptions..Lies..
Let's not forget Clinton's finger waving to all of America "I did not have sex with that woman" Or Kennedy and his affair with Marilyn,OOPPSS.. make that both those Kennedy boys and don't forget Teddy...Chappaquiddick, Whitewater. Embarrassing indeed, At least Republicans apologize..Dems just keep on lying and denying..What up Democratics!

Stephanie Frieze said...

Neither side is without sin in the lies department. What makes Palin dangerous is that she's so ignorant and yet seems to garner so much attention. I would like to know whose idea Joe the Plumber was. I'll be McCain rues the day he listened to his handlers. But when all's said and done...they're out of power for the moment, even if they're not out of the limelight.

Republicans only apologize when they get caught and want to keep the religious right-on.

VW said...

Yeah, you're right, it wasn't so much a hit piece as it was a hate piece.

You accuse people of lying or breaking the law and when you get called out on it, you offer neither apology or remorse.

And that makes you better or smarter?


Stephanie Frieze said...

There are buffoons in both parties but eight years of Republican leadership has left the nation in economic ruin and mired in two wars which have drained the treasury while asking nothing of the American people so we wouldn’t look too closely at what was going on. We were left by the Bush Administration to continue living in pride and conceit and beyond our means as a nation and as individuals.

What is puzzling is how the Republican Party and the right-wing idea logs can be as nasty as they are when President Obama has only been in office for barely over a month. Fox “News” Network absolutely does lie and engage in the tactics of fear. I know this because two little old ladies at the coast watch it 24/7 (one stops if the Blazers are on and the other if it’s the Ms) and go into panic mode when they hear the fear mongering.

I believe that money ought to be given to the AMERICAN PEOPLE and not the banks and manufacturers, but then I’m not necessarily better or smarter than those in office. I hope they are better and smarter than I. I don’t want Joe Six-Pack in office. I know that SOMETHING has to be done to prevent the tent cities that exist in every major American city from turning into the Hoovervilles of the past. Perhaps the stimulus package isn’t perfect, but before the right slings mud on it they need to admit that they and all of us screwed up in the first place and come up with a better solution. Pulling ourselves out of this morass will involve everyone pulling together and taking responsibility for making the nation and the world the sort of place we want to leave to our children and grandchildren.

Lorraine Hart said...

Never said I was better or smarter...just that I had an opinion...and I explained that opinion. You amp-up pretty quickly.

I have a right to show my frustration with the lack of respect and even a hint of trying to come to the promise of this country. I have every right to say that the two supposed rising stars of the Republican party do not sit well with me and why. You can split hairs semantically, if you like, but we all have our own inner-compass of laws and lies.

Now show me where the "hate" is, please. You seem to keep mistaking frustration for hate, if the opinion opposes yours.

I do not hate anyone Mike, it's the defeated backside of the selfish coin. too are welcome to your opinion.


Lorraine Hart said...

BTW Mazel tov on your new grandbaby Mike!

Lorraine Hart said...

Well said, Stephanie.