Can’t Top This For Ridiculous

Juneteenth, a celebration of the news that the slaves had been freed by President Lincoln, (a Republican), is a Texas Holiday, because that’s the date (June 19) that the news first reached Galveston by ship. In reality, the slaves had been freed earlier, but news travels slowly when you do not have “twitter”. Still, this has been a Texas holiday, at least until recently when other states signed on to honor that day. Exactly why they did this is unclear, as the news of freedom probably got to their state at a different time. One might think they would wish to celebrate their own, unique day, but for some, this wasn’t possible.

This wasn’t possible because they weren’t states at the time, and for some, were not even part of the United States territory at that time. Still, they wanted an additional holiday where they could barbeque, and lay around also, hence the adoption of the holiday.

The ONE state where I never thought this holiday would appear was Alaska- sure, it’s a little bigger than Texas, but it has had about as little to do with the War Between the States as, well, Hawaii. In addition, it is about as far from Texas as can possibly be.

Apparently not far enough to keep some people from being miffed about an apparent lack of respect regarding this holiday in Alaska. It seems as if Sarah Palin dissed the Black Community in Alaska (honest- I did not know there was one), by omitting the proclamation of Juneteenth in 2007- kind of behind the times, aren’t we? 

Still, this is all in a day’s “Ethics Complaints” from the left regarding Sarah Palin. This pattern has become ridiculous- Sarah scares the snot out of Liberals, whether she runs or not, they just can’t get her off their minds.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit against Gov. Sarah Palin asked a judge on Friday to declare that she broke state law two years ago when she failed to issue a proclamation for a celebration commemorating the freeing of U.S. slaves.

Plaintiffs also sought a retroactive proclamation for the 2007 Juneteenth celebration from Palin, or — with her July 26 resignation looming — from the governor’s office, said Gregory Charles Royal, a Washington, D.C., musician, who filed the suit in March.

“You just can’t ignore laws,” he said.

The Alaska Legislature had passed a measure directing the governor to issue a proclamation to commemorate Juneteenth, which marks June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers arrived in Texas and announced the end of slavery. Several other states also officially commemorate Juneteenth.

I still have a problem understanding just why other states should observe what should quite rightly be Texas’ own holiday alone. The only explanation  can see is another day to be lazy. I say, get your own day- we have ours, discover yours. And what’s up with someone from Washington D.C. filing the complaint- this isn’t harassment, is it? Oh, that could never happen, could it? Well, in a word- yes.

 Enough with the phony “ethics complaints” against Sarah Palin- you keep it up, you will generate sympathy for her, and next thing you know, she’s making the laws. Wow- just think; come on, really dwell on that scenario. 

Will the actors and actresses emigrate en masse to France? Will the Liberals commit suicide like Jim Jones followers? Will all the adherents of the New Age lifestyle gather in the desert, waiting for a ride?

One can only hope. Still, the Liberals froth at the mouth over an error two years old- how picayune they are.

Margaret Paton-Walsh, an assistant attorney general, said no deadline was missed because the plaintiffs did not properly serve all the correct state entities initially.

Paton-Walsh also said the proclamation was not issued in 2007 because of a clerical error.

“This slipped through the cracks and it’s my understanding that the governor is going to issue the 2007 proclamation,” she said. “A very big deal is being made out of a very small clerical error.”

Royal said the oversight had a significant impact on a Juneteenth festival in Anchorage that year because it lacked the governor’s recognition, likely discouraging community and vendor involvement.

“As a result of the proclamation not being issued, some suffered financial loss,” he said.

The case originally was filed in Washington in March and was later transferred to the U.S. District Court of Alaska after adding Eagle River resident Kim Chatman as a plaintiff.

Chatman also has filed an ethics complaint against Palin. That complaint, which is among the few still active, alleges Palin is misusing the governor’s office for personal gain by securing unwarranted benefits and receiving improper gifts through a legal defense fund.

The fund was set up by supporters to help Palin pay off debts stemming from multiple ethics complaints against the governor. Palin said she owes more than $500,000 in legal fees. Most of the complaints have been dismissed.

Apparently this is the true death by a thousand paper cuts- and these are the same  “enlightened”  people who oppose waterboarding- how unenlightened they are, how hypocritical. If it actually cost anything to file these bogus complaints, there would be far fewer of them.

I propose that if a complaint is dismissed without merit, the person filing the complaint should have to pay ALL court costs and attorney’s fees- perhaps that should slow the flow of these ridiculous suits liberals file. Now THAT would be justice, and justice should win out in this fight.

And give Texas back our holiday- you go get your own.


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10 Responses to “Can’t Top This For Ridiculous”

  1. Big Dog says:

    I can’t understand why Alaska would have anything to do with this holiday.

    I also can’t understand what standing a person in DC has, assuming the person is not a citizen of Alaska.

    Maybe we can all start suing other states for the stuff they fail to do.

    It is ridiculous and continues to get even more so.

    She should have vetoed the legislation anyway.

  2. Blake says:

    The liberal eggheads wouldn’t bother demonizing her if she did not represent a threat to them. She represents all the “regular” people these pseudo- intellectuals abhor, and they know they are lost if someone manages to rally the majority of the electorate.
    It is their greatest fear- that everyone votes- because then they WILL lose.

    • Darrel says:

      BLK: “wouldn’t bother demonizing her [Palin] if she did not represent a threat to them.”>>

      The idea that Palin could represent a threat is not an idea I can take seriously. But I really do try because I know there are many, like you, who for some reason really believe this.

      When has Palin ever been anything other than a gift that keeps on giving to her political opponents? She has a small and ardent following but at the same time has a group much larger that can’t stand her. She is *unelectable* on the national level.

      Here is the effect she had on the GOP ticket:

      More likely to support: 16%
      Less likely: 32%
      No diff: 50%

      All voters:
      More likely to support: 18%
      Less likely to support: 24%
      No difference: 56%

      “…her selection only had a net positive effect on support for the Republican ticket among white evangelicals, with a net negative effect among white Catholics and Independents…”


      This is something to fear? No I don’t think so.

      Paul Begala on Palin:

      “Her statement was incoherent, bizarre and juvenile. The text, as posted on Gov. Palin’s official website (here), uses 2,549 words and 18 exclamation points. Lincoln freed the slaves with 719 words and nary an exclamation; Mr. Jefferson declared our independence in 1,322 words and, again, no exclamation points. Nixon resigned the presidency in 1,796 words — still no exclamation points. Gov. Palin capitalized words at random – whole words, like “TO,” “HELP,” and “AND,” and the first letter of “Troops.”

      Gov. Palin’s official announcement that she is resigning as chief executive of the great state of Alaska had all the depth and gravitas of a 13-year-old’s review of the Jonas Brothers’ album on Facebook. She even quoted her parents’ refrigerator magnet. She put her son’s name in quotations marks. Why? Who knows. She writes, “I promised efficiencies and effectiveness!?” Was she exclaiming or questioning? I get it: both!”


      • Blake says:

        If there’s no threat, why the disproportionate response to her? That is what is puzzling to me, D- why the kneejerk response?
        If she is no threat, just ignore her- but y’all can’t seem to, and that’s kind of funny to me.

        • Darrel says:

          BLK: “If there’s no threat, why the disproportionate response to her?”

          Was the response to Dan Quayle disproportionate? He was a silly man that said silly things. A punchline. So people make jokes. Bush was just as bad or worse, but his mistakes weren’t funny and now we all pay. Palin is Bush and Quayle with lipstick (and no power).

          Run her at your peril.


        • Blake says:

          Oh, I do not believe she will run- I think she is just going to raise money for the Conservative causes.
          What I WISH she wold do is go around the country “endorsing” Democratic candidates- they would be sooooooo busy trying to disavow themselves of her endorsements that they couldn’t get anything else done,
          Now THAT would be entertainment.

      • Blake says:

        I get it- she is the female version of GWB to you all- THAT’S why the disproportionate response- that is, if she is no threat, as you say.
        It’s sooooo elitist to sneer at someone who perhaps does not speak like some preacher, or who “uses exclamation points” excessively, but then that’s a sign of how intolerant your people are, D- you just refuse to admit you’re bigoted.

        • Darrel says:

          BLK: It’s soooo elitist to sneer at someone who perhaps does not speak like some preacher>>

          I make fun of the preachers too. Really.

          BLK: “a sign of how intolerant your people are, D- you just refuse to admit you’re bigoted.>>

          Bigoted against what? Dumb a-sses?

          I admit it!

          “I think on a national level your Department of Law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we’ve been charged with and automatically throw them out.”
          –Sarah Palin, referring to a department that does not exist while attempting to explain why as president she wouldn’t be subjected to the same ethics investigations that compelled her to resign as governor of Alaska, ABC News interview, July 7, 2009

  3. In on it not says:

    Two years ago the liberals were not scared of Sarah.
    Alaskans call it, “Sarahphobia,” a more truthful sobriequet than the oft-used but rarerly accurate “homophobe,” that liberals love to spew out at random rump rutting freenzies.

    But liberals can and do top this!
    Here is just one example;
    The University of California, called “…the premier public university in the United States” by By KEVIN O’LEARY at yahoo.

    But hidden inside is a very telling fact of life about liberal education;

    UC’s tem campus’ will, because of governemnt subsidy cuts, have to reduce their budgets by 20%.
    I quote the article, “…the cut in state funding brings the amount of state investment in the University down to $2.4 billion – exactly where it was in real dollars a decade ago.”

    They loss 20% and it takes them back ten years. OK. Fine

    Then the article says, “During the same time period, spending on state prisons has more than doubled to $11 billion.”

    What is that telling us?
    Simple! As liberal systems progress, there gets to be more criminals, and more expensive ways of cattering to them.

    How can this be seen as anything but black-and-white evidence of the failure of liberal thought, politics and education?
    20% more spent on liberal universities results in 100% more prison costs.

    Yep, liberals are the problem, and Albert Einstein said, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
    Apply this liberal thinking to liberal thinking, and you have a pretty good idea of the problem.

  4. Blake says:

    Liberal- Think (first, it is an oxymoron) says if we JUST spend MORE on our schools, we will get a better child. That has been proven false time and again, as we spend more per student than almost any other country, with poorer results.
    Not much bang for the buck, but once again, (as with the stimulus) Liberal socialists say that more money will SURELY solve the problem.
    It won’t but that doesn’t bother them- they are not results- oriented ( that would be judgmental, and that might hurt someone’s feelings). What Bullsh**.