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Darfur and Ms Palin

Original post made by Alice Smith on Oct 6, 2008

In today's Huffington Post, the following article Web Link

shows that Ms Palin is an opportunist without real moral fibre. She did NOT support disinvestment in Sudan in 2006 and 2007 despite considerable political pressure, and only when it was politically opportunistic of her in 2008 did she change. Her representations in the debate once more have been shown to be wrong.

At yesterday's protest outside the Hyatt in Burlingame, some of the signs were apposite: Wink, Wink, No think.

Comments (9)

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 7, 2008 at 4:11 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Ah, yes, Disinvestment. How did that work in South Africa? American companies complying with the Sullivan Principles of bringing Blacks into management were replaced by Asian fire sale buyers who had no interest in such social engineering.

Posted by A Little History, a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 7, 2008 at 7:23 am

"Ah, yes, Disinvestment. How did that work in South Africa?"

Uh, it ended apartheid.

Posted by julie, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 7, 2008 at 7:31 am

China will soon own everything of value in Africa and apartheid was heaven compared to the slavery under the new masters.

Posted by Well because, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2008 at 9:07 am

The Chinese have been dealing diplomatically with African nations, negotiating contracts to provide infrastructure and cash in exchange for natural resource exploitation. In the meantime, Bush and company have been galloping around the world, wrecking alliances, starting wars, and creating general ill will. Africa is becoming a vassal of China because nobody else has offered a better solution.

"So sorry you, your family, and your entire race are disenfranchised and oppressed, but look at the bright side -- you made middle management"?

Posted by Excellent!, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 7, 2008 at 9:09 am

Ah, great racist drivel and nostalgia for apartheid.

Posted by Thank God for Sarah!!!, a resident of another community
on Oct 7, 2008 at 9:52 am

Good and wise Sarah says: America first!
Remember that - we are God's chosen people.
We come first - other nations must follow us, then they will be as blessed as we are.
If they do not follow our lead, they will quickly learn the consequences.
Eventually, they will come to us, asking for our forgiveness.
Then Good Sarah will show them the shining light of America and they will amend their ways - it is God's will at work.

Posted by Paul, a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 7, 2008 at 12:11 pm

I'd like to dismiss Thank God for Sarah!!!'s post as another crude spoof of garden-variety Repub base crackpots, but having listened to Sarah I can't.

Posted by OhlonePar, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 7, 2008 at 2:08 pm


I'm pretty sure Thank God is a spoof. Scary how close it is to our non-spoofers isn't it?

Posted by Paul, a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 7, 2008 at 2:17 pm

My point exactly.

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