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August 21, 2014

Palin’s Newt Testament

After 30 years, Alaska Airlines has decided to no longer include prayer cards on the tray with their in-flight meals. The small, business card sized cards contained short quotes from the Bible and a peaceful image of nature. In a memo sent to frequent fliers, the airline made the announcement on Wednesday that the cards will be discontinued come February 1. “We’ve heard from many of you who believe religion is inappropriate on an airplane, and some are offended when we hand out the cards. Religious beliefs are deeply personal and sharing them with others is an individual choice,” explained the memo.

Airline spokesperson Bobbie Egan told msnbc.com that over the years the airline has received letters and e-mails from customers for and against the card. Last fall the company decided to stop distributing the cards because, Egan said, “We believe it’s the right thing to do in order to respect the diverse religious beliefs and cultural attitudes of all our customers and employees.”

The decision was welcomed by many, but distressed Alaska’s ex-half-governor who seemed baffled by the company’s decision posted a lamentation on Facebook. “It feels so odd that some may be offended by a little card with an encouraging non-denominational verse from the Psalms…” mused the befuddled Palin on her Facebook page. Not respecting diversity?  The card was non-denominational! It covers all Christian denominations. I mean… who could possibly take that the wrong way?

In a letter she wrote to the airline, she mused

“The Alaska Airlines traditions should be looked upon as an all-American, encouraging, hopeful gesture.”

What, after all, is more all-American than the Bible?

Palin likely doesn’t realize that Alaska Airlines meals have been served only in the first class cabin for the past six years. The rest of us in coach class have had to make due with a wing, minus the prayer, since that time. It’s the godless $7 snack pack for the masses.

And speaking of Christianity, the enemies of good are not only busy encouraging “censorship” of airline propaganda,  they also seem to have it in for Newt Gingrich.

Palin, yesterday characterized the recent wave of conservative criticism levied against presidential contender New Gingrich as the lamestream establishment attempting to “crucify” the former Speaker. It is hard to avoid the Christ-like metaphor when discussing Newt.

“Look at Newt Gingrich, what’s going on with him via the establishment’s attacks. They’re trying to crucify this man and rewrite history and rewrite what it is that he has stood for all these years.”

Rewriting history, we can all agree, is unconscionable, and the tool of bloviators who cannot stand on actual history to make their points.

One of the Roman soldiers who nailed Newt to the metaphorical cross, conservative columnist Peggy Noonan, called Gingrich an “angry attack muffin.” Ouch. That one’s going to leave a mark. The blistering attack brought forth this avalanche of word salad from Palin:

“They maybe subscribe such characterizations of Newt via words like that, but they don’t subscribe those to say Mitt Romney when he or his surrogates do the same thing. That’s that typical hypocrisy stuff in the media, you know, I’ve lived with over a couple of decades in the political arena. It is hypocritical of the media to subscribe to one candidate and not another, that kind of ‘angry attack muffin’ verbiage to one and not the other.”

Oh that “typical hypocrisy stuff” that has been dogging Palin since she first ran for the Wasilla City Council, twenty years ago. I can’t wait to see how she defends President Obama against the name calling, politics of personal destruction, and the rewriting of history from the GOP.

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  1. silverball says:

    “I can’t wait to see how she defends President Obama against the name calling, politics of personal destruction, and the rewriting of history from the GOP.”…..i hope you aren’t holding your breath on that…..she doesn’t have a very long memory, but then her brain size limits that, i guess…..

  2. Paulie says:

    Just read the filing for SarahPac …. basically it doesn’t contribute to Republican candidates just Sarah & Company.

  3. OMG says:

    I posted this on the open thread too because it’s a good one by former Palin kiss-up John Ziegler:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-ziegler/sarah-palin-barack-obama_b_1241296.html

  4. laurie says:

    Palin political spoof book previewed by Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. It looks entertaining.

    http://tinyurl.com/7w3w35q

    • Zyxomma says:

      Thanks for the link. It looks good, but having had it up to here with SWWNBN, I’m not reading more about her for a while, fact or fiction.

  5. beth. says:

    My homepage (refdesk.com) has the following up today as its “THOUGHT OF THE DAY” — it put me in mind of a certain someone from AK who seems to think she’s the be-all and end-all to (and for) everything; the cat’s meow. beth.

    “Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.” – Frank Leahy

    • Zyxomma says:

      Good one, beth.

    • OMG says:

      Perfect on so many levels for so many people!

    • tallimat says:

      snort…

      So I’ve noticed that Alaska Worst Governor Ever hasn’t spoke too much on any specific accomplishments while holding office. Only generalities, like “in my 20 years of politics”…

      Me thinks a few Alaskans got a hold of her and told her off… more than half dozen times, at least.
      Frankly, she cant go anywhere up here without someone telling her off. Which is why she hardly shows her face. Only for Faux News… kinda funny it you ask me.

  6. Baker's Dozen says:

    OOOHHHHH! Make sure you watch this interview of Elizabeth Warren by Jon Stewart.

    Part 1: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-january-24-2012/exclusive—elizabeth-warren-extended-interview-pt–1

    Part 2: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-january-24-2012/exclusive—elizabeth-warren-extended-interview-pt–2

    It’ll have you moving to Massachusetts to vote!

  7. OMG says:

    Newt’s ‘Big Idea’ may be right under our noses (although many mudpups had already supported it) and I’m afraid that a majority of Americans could get behind it:

    http://politico-junkie.blogspot.com/2012/01/gingrichs-secret-weapon.html

    • I’d support it if the current weird crop of republicans went with her. They could run the moon government however they want and see how that works for them. Probably not any better than it would work here. But seriously, the way they have messed up everything they have done in the last decade, I’d hate to see our moon destroyed. Besides, that would mean they would have to acknowledge that science exists – not sure some of them could do that.

  8. GoI3ig says:

    Don’t be fooled fellow mudpups. The decision to discontinue the little prayer cards really had less to do with political correctness or religion than it did with the bottom line.

    That little elimination will save Alaska Air group a lot of money. Every dime is multiplied by thousands each day when you factor in all the flights.

    • beth. says:

      I’m pretty sure of that, too…not only the printing (and associated) costs for the cards, but the cost of time spent getting them onto the trays and the cost of –additional– time spent by the cleaning crews having to pick up stray pieces of little paper as they prep planes for the next leg. (Rumor has it that some passengers even studied the properties of aerodynamics with those cards. [ ;-) @ tallimat ]) Had it not been a bottom line issue, factoids about Alaska and/or the airline would’ve been super easy to do, would’ve been a nice ‘gift’ to the passengers, and would’ve been great pr for the company. beth.

    • StElias says:

      Well, the carrier didn’t use cost as a rationale for discontinuing the practice of placing prayer slips on the 1st class meal tray (perhaps I missed something). And for good reason, they would look foolish. At the peak of the year, system wide, on an average day, assuming every first class seat is full, the most cards used would be between 7,500 and 8,000. (72,000 more if you add coach back in.)

      These cards (actually “card” is a misnomer since the prayers are printed on cheap little thin slips of paper not near as thick as a business card) are included on the tray as part of the meal packet (silverware, napkin, salt/pepper etc). The meals are prepared by industrial airline catering food service concessions. The slips are given to those contractors in bulk, who prepare airline meals pursuant to client specifications.

      As far as clean up. I ride ASA first class quite frequently, 16 1st class seats on the B737-800. Don’t recall much mess ever being left behind on deplaning, much less seeing prayer slips laying all over the place. Reason, the flight attendant assigned to first class usually cleans up all leftover meal items when he/she picks up the trays. They even tidy up around the seats. The additional cost is negligible.

      When Alaska implemented 1st class service, in the late 1960s, there was some internal corporate argument over the proposal. Opponets lost when it was pointed out profits from the sale of booze in coach paid for all 1st class costs including the loss of two seats per row. Just think, the sinners in coach have been paying for the luxuries and praying in first (LOL).

      No, I believe the airline’s logic here is correct. They have been taking too much heat for the slips. Hate to say it but this is just another symptom of the demise of traditional religious thinking. The intellectual revolution of western industrialized countries has really allowed secularism to gain traction. This view of course is contrary to mega-church growth where charismatic preachers attract large followings and third world Christian church membership growth is huge. But, when the developing world becomes as open minded, the challenge to traditional religious images in their world will also be scrutinized.

  9. OMG says:

    Palin doesn’t have the guts to openly endorse Gingrich (because if he loses she can say that she never did) but she urges voters in Florida to vote for him:

    http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Palin-Gingrich-Florida-Romney/2012/01/29/id/425837

    Any fan of this woman should seriously get some couch time because they are as delusional as she.

    • beaglemom says:

      Maybe Newt asked Sarah Palin not to endorse him publicly. Her role in his administration might depend on her silence on the subject. You know how some of the people she endorsed in 2010 did not do so well. . . .

  10. Baker's Dozen says:

    I wonder if she’s upset that Calista has had Sarah’s old moniker subscribed and refudiated for Calista’s use:

    Helmet Hair Barbie

  11. Colorado Springs Liberal says:

    Just saw “Going Rogue” for $1.00 at our local Goodwill store(now that is an oxymoron – “Going Rogue” and Goodwill) but today’s color tag had it marked at 1/2 price – 50 cents. It still wasn’t selling. The “star” has burned itself out. I can remember in the not-too-distant past when she visited here on her book tour and the Focus on the Family crowd had the bookstore jammed!

  12. Winski says:

    So I tell ya.. If she wants them, fund them her self versus paying for fake tits for her teen… What a useless human..

  13. Lee323 says:

    If Newt’s being crucified, then he’s hanging cheek to jowl with Palin on the cross that she designed and built for herself. It’s a marvel that she would share her sweet spot up there…

  14. Personally, I always liked the cards. I found it calming to read a psalm before flying, and then it made a very useful bookmark. I do see, however, why they have chosen to discontinue the use – it seems it’s the right thing to do in this climate of outrage on the part of some who claim to be Christians, some who claim to be Jewish or Muslim, and some who claim no religion at all. Why add to the dissension? It’s not worth it to have the card. I still always take the time to say a prayer for the flight crew and all the passengers before we take off, and I can still do that. No one else even knows that I am doing it – so they shouldn’t be offended. Why can’t Sarah just do the same – no one is stopping her from that.

    However, Alaska is a private company, not a government airline – so really, if they wanted to do it, they could. I think they are just showing that they are sensitive to all those who fly and not just those who are Jewish or Christian. And that does make it the right thing at the right time to do.

  15. Desert Mudpup says:

    Newt crucified? No surprise, really. He’s already performed two miracles – he saved the economy when Reagan was president and saved it again while Clinton was president – and on this planet, when you go around performing miracles you’re going to get crucified by somebody. Just ask Barry the Muslim Kenyan about that.
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    If an airline wants to hand me a card to give me some peace of mind, they could give me one w/ the aircraft’s last inspection report, the pilots’ qualifications & total experience, and last proficiency-check results. (And leave the door open ’til I’ve had time to read it.)

  16. Baker's Dozen says:

    Whoa! Will have to come back and read the comments later, there’re so many. But I’m wondering about those subscriptions.

    I assume that to subscribe to Romney, you have to use investment income, taxable at 15%.

    To subscribe to Newt, do I have to use income incurred whilst really encouraging Congress to act in my company’s best interest but not lobbying, OR would it be income received when pillaring someone for lax morals whilst having a little extra on the side–again?

  17. g says:

    Buy that woman a dictionary!

  18. rm says:

    THE KISS OF DEATH:

    The Palin Factor. Some D.C.-based establishment types were preparing to reconcile themselves to former House Speaker Gingrich, if not outright endorse him, before or after the South Carolina primary last week. But according to one such insider, who asked not to be identified because of her prominent corporate lobbying role, Gingrich fatally said on Jan. 18 — three days before the primary — that he would offer former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin a “major role in the next administration if I’m president.” That one statement scared the accept-Newt, Republican-establishment types. “That sure did it for me, and I think for a lot of other people in town,” the lobbyist said.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/27/newt-gingrich-florida-primary-gop_n_1237486.html

  19. OMG says:

    I missed this post by Howard Fineman in the Huffpo on why Gingrich seems to be collapsing in Florida: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/27/newt-gingrich-florida-primary-gop_n_1237486.html

    My favorite bit:

    “The Palin Factor. Some D.C.-based establishment types were preparing to reconcile themselves to former House Speaker Gingrich, if not outright endorse him, before or after the South Carolina primary last week. But according to one such insider, who asked not to be identified because of her prominent corporate lobbying role, Gingrich fatally said on Jan. 18 — three days before the primary — that he would offer former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin a “major role in the next administration if I’m president.” That one statement scared the accept-Newt, Republican-establishment types. “That sure did it for me, and I think for a lot of other people in town,” the lobbyist said.”

  20. Writing from Alaska says:

    So, the nickname `Mittens’ is somehow less insulting than calling Newt an attack muffin. Just for balance I just want to say Mitt is an angry attack muffin. The universe is now set aright.

  21. OMG says:

    Andrew Sullivan’s take…and it ain’t pretty:

    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/01/the-return-of-queen-esther.html

    And this is simply the best quote I’ve see to date (also from Sullivan’s):

    “Why do people take such an instant dislike to me?” asked a perplexed Gingrich, to whom Dole bluntly explained: “Because it saves them time.”

    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/01/a-quote-too-good-to-check.html

  22. beth. says:

    Oh, Lord… now she’s defending Newt’s history and his ties to St. Ronnie!

    “What we saw with this ridiculous opposition dump on Newt was nothing short of Stalin-esque rewriting of history. It was Alinsky tactics at their worst,” sayeth Sarah. Stalinesque, Sarah? — Really? Stalinesque? [From HuffPo: http://tinyurl.com/79k2s9y

    How dare anyone point to parts of Newt’s history that she’d rather just gloss over and/or totally forget? How dare they! She did *not* give anyone permission to do so! Harumph! (An aside: talk about panties in a wad! — think her’s’ll ever get unbunched?)

    She is quite the piece of work!, our Sarah — and she wants to be on President Newt’s team soooooooooooooooooo badly she can taste it! beth.

    • merrycricket says:

      So, so you think she is hoping to become the next Mrs. Gingrich? I think that’s why she’s so hot for him. She’s after his money.

      • beth. says:

        Nah — I think she’s got a’hankerin’ for being next Sec of State or Energy or Defense or something; something glamorous with lots of power and plenty of daily media coverage. Probably, though, VP; looking at the overall size and shape of the Newtster, that “heartbeat away” might be awfuly close for his VP choice. beth.

  23. honeybabe says:

    so palin doesn’t care if hubby screws around, her grasp of the golden rule isn’t too sharp. lord knows she doesn’t value education, either her’s or her kids. power is what she wants….oh, and money too. her and gingrich could be clones.

  24. leenie17 says:

    I find it interesting that she seems to want the same criticisms made of both candidates when, in fact, each candidate has very different reasons to criticize them.

    Are we supposed to call Newt a flip-flopping fop from MA who inherited gobs of his daddy’s money and established the health insurance system that Obamacare used extensively as a model?

    Are we supposed to call Mittens a sleazy, cheating, lying adulterer who was fined and pushed out of Congress for ethics violations?

    There are plenty of criticisms to go around without insisting that you make the same kind of angry food references to each of them! (And, besides, Newt looks much more like the angry giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters than a muffin of any kind!)

  25. yukonark says:

    She keeps using that word (subscribe).
    I do not think it means what she thinks it means.

  26. A Fan From Chicago says:

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but Peggy Noonan actually called Newt “an angry LITTLE attack muffin.” Can’t leave that part out!

  27. tallimat says:

    Those prayer cards were collected by my kids for years… We made tiny paper airplanes out of them and launched them while in flight.

    And that pooooooor Palin chick… she just can’t grasp anything beyond her nose.

  28. beth. says:

    “Look at Newt Gingrich, what’s going on with him via the establishment’s attacks. They’re trying to crucify this man and rewrite history and rewrite what it is that he has stood for all these years. [...] “They maybe subscribe such characterizations of Newt via words like that ['angry attack muffin'], but they don’t subscribe those to say Mitt Romney when he or his surrogates do the same thing. That’s that typical hypocrisy stuff in the media, …”
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    Boy, howdy! — them words of her’n done confused me.

    Are her “panties in a wad” because “the establishment” is *not* attacking Mitt for things he has said, done, and stood for in the past –whereas they *are* going after Newt for what he has said, done and stood for, OR are her “panties in a wad” because no (establishment) pundent [can one "sic" verbal utterances?] has ascribed a similar food-related/imaged characteristic to Mitt — whereas one pundent [sic] *has* called Newt an “angry attack muffin”, OR … what?

    This whole “typical media hypocrisy stuff” (as ‘subscribed’ by Sarah) really has me scratching my head. Can I get someone to help unconfuse me? Please? beth.

    >> I’m also not convinced but what she totally misused “subscribed” in her salad; it should have been, “ascribed”, I believe. But, as is par for the course for her, IF one plods through the definitions and looks at the 3rd definition of the v.intr. form of “subscribed,” she’s home free. “Ascribed”, on the other hand, means exactly what has happened/is happening and is what she’s (I think) railing against — no searching for a possible ‘fit’, involved. b.

    Subscribed: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/subscribed
    Ascribed: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ascribed

  29. Diane says:

    OK I’m back and saw the picture of the muffin. Don’t know how I missed it the first time.

    Are we now thinking that Newt is Palin’s new stud muffin? EWWWW!!!! NEWTTTT!!!

  30. mollie says:

    This is all just desperate, ridiculous posturing and floundering before “Game Change” comes out. Mansour has even penned that last facebook piece with the term “Stalin-esque” in it to make it appear that Scarah is remotely intelligent. Please, somebody, anybody, ask Paylin what the heck “Stalin-esque” means while she is on-camera!! I can’t wait!!!
    And remember, we’ll soon see Julianne Moore cowering in a fetal position as Sarah Palin. HA HA HA I can’t wait!!

  31. John says:

    The point isn’t that Palin doesn’t have a right to speak her opinion; the point is she is clueless about a central tenant of our country’s democracy. Her statement is very blatant: Anyone who isn’t a Christian, is not an American.

    The puritans left England (and Denmark?) to avoid being persecuted for their religion and also to allow them to persecute those who were not Puritans. Luckily, we eventually had people like Thomas Jefferson and John Adams who agreed that there would be no religious test for American citizenship, and that the government could not interfere with religious belief. (Adams was very religious; Jefferson, not so much).

  32. OMG says:

    Mediaite takes a look at Palin’s latest attacks and wonders what she’s up to: http://www.mediaite.com/online/sarah-palins-facebook-reagan-would-be-ashamed-of-stalin-esque-gop-cannibals/

  33. OMG says:

    Uh, Oh…now Palin supporter John Voight hits Gingrich:

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/01/mccain-and-jon-voight-hit-desperate-newt-112647.html

    Do you think she’ll go after him too?

    • nswfm says:

      Will she go after McCain?

    • Irishgirl says:

      “Voight, the “Midnight Cowboy” actor who was also a vocal surrogate for Rudy Giuliani four years ago, also praised Romney, and jabbed Gingrich by name.

      “He is strong, honest and wants to bring the country back to its exceptional place where we have been for hundreds and hundreds of years until President Barack Obama decided to follow his father’s footsteps and take us to socialism,” Voight said.”

      —————————————————————————–

      Hundreds and hundreds of years! I will never watch anything this dumbarse is in again.

      • beaglemom says:

        I think Jon Voigt has taken too many drugs over the years.

        • Yeah, I try not to mix up an actor’s political views with the roles he plays, but in the case of Voigt it is getting harder and harder.

          • Zyxomma says:

            Voigt was terrific in September Dawn, which is a fictionalized version of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. I think it was released in 2007 to prevent Willard M. Romney from being the GOP candidate for president. It’s one of the most horrific and shameful pieces of Mormon history.

            I’m surprised Voigt isn’t trying his damnedest to getting it re-released. It’s worth seeing for Terence Stamp’s turn as Brigham Young.

      • Lemon722 says:

        OK this is dating me but eons ago I was in my local grocery store on a Saturday waiting in the checkout line. PU, this dirty guy was in line in front of me, pants hanging down his backside, crusted dirt. OK, felt bad at my reaction, a street person should be given respect – and oh my there is a little girl in the cart, dirty beyond belief and my heart just went out to both as the girl torn open anything she could get her hands on, stuffing food, cookies in her mouth. The father was going “Angie, don’t…Angie don’t” then sighed and looked at the ceiling. He unloaded his cart and turned and it was Jon Voight and that child was Angelina — which I didn’t realize until years later…you kind of remember seeing someone “famous” in one of “YOUR” places. As years went on I was aware he and Angelina didn’t get along and as strange as she has been – when he stood up and supported W and explained I realized the man isn’t playing with a full deck (then or now). When he talks I am sure he is not operating at full speed or that he even knows he’s supposed to use 2 oars in a boat and one in a canoe.

  34. Bear Woman says:

    The embarrassment that is Palin continues for Alaska…..

    To see and hear a lighthearted touch on she and other politicians, including Newt, please go see the Capitol Steps when they come to your area. Just heard their production on Thursday and it was wonderful, delightful, and downright uproarious! If you can, meet the cast — they are absolutely delightful people with great senses of humor! Waving to our Capitol Steps friends!

    • jimzmum says:

      I adore the Capitol Steps!

      Oh, and is “subscribe” Mayor Palin’s word of the day?

      • Scorpie says:

        Probably is her 75 cent word of the day. Except, she used the wrong word. I believe she should have used “ascribe”.

    • prisonernumbersix says:

      Do not be embarrassed that the Dark Empress of the Fecal Empire darkens your beautiful land! As long as In Juneau, her husband, Bear Woman, AKM (Jeanne, you will always be AKM to me.), Shannon and others that we met during our six visits to Alaska (and we are not finished!) are there breathing intellect and reason into that scenic wonder, we are fine!. It is YOU who define Alaska, not Scarah!!

    • Dek says:

      Glad to hear that… I’ve got tickets for Friday night in Anchorage!

    • North of the Range says:

      Saw them Sat in Fbks. Great show. And an excellent audience turnout, given that it was in the mid-minus forties that night. The Steps don’t come up here too often, so it was worth a little extra effort to go see them.

  35. benlomond2 says:

    but,but,but….doesn’t Sarah have the right to express her opinion? After all, she is an American ,too! and in the spirit of capitialism,if you don’t WANT to know what she is saying, then don’t read it ..After all, it was our Christian forefathers, who came to the New World to escape religous persecution in Europe, and to build a Great Nation based on religous freedom. They would be appalled at this sort of reaction to somone defending a company’s right to give out scriptures from the Bible. It’s not like you HAD to read the little card; if you don’t read it , how can you be offended ?
    As for supporting Newt, well, that’s her right to do so also too. IF you like Sarah, then you’ll consider her decision to support him while thinking about the type of path he would lead this country. and if you think less than kindly of Sarah,and her political acumen- she WAS the mayor of a town, and the govenor of a state with a population less than most major cities in the US for over two years, which qualified her to be chosen by the Republican Party for the 2nd highest position in the US , well, then you can quietly discount her position on a Presidental candidate…Just because you have Free Speech, doesn’t mean you have to be all snarky about it… you can be polite while disagreeing, you know- The Golden Rule applies even to those who aren’t devout Christians.

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    . oh gag,, I can’t continue in this vein.. She deserves Newt and his bombastic style, low moral fiber, and closely identifies with his business model of “how much can I enrich myself while running a campagin with a political platform that has no hope of connecting with mainstream America”.
    Anybody got a read on how his book sales are doing over the past two months ?

    • COalmost Native says:

      Yes, She has the right to express her opinion (and often does) just as we have the right to stick our fingers in our ears and sing ” la la la– I can’t hear you”….

    • Diane says:

      No, but I saw hers in the dollar store and when our Borders’ was closing they bought in a ton of books that just sat there, even though they too were selling for a dollar.
      Was going to buy them for gag gift, but did not want to even give her that money.

      I bet her tune would change if the airlines started giving out Jewish saying or Catholic prayers to Mary or any other faith’s prayers. She’d flip.

      • slipstream says:

        Actually, verses from the Psalms are Jewish scriptures.

        • benlomond2 says:

          Don’t tell that to Palin, Slip…. She’ll break out that large Star of David and start wearing it again!!!

        • Zyxomma says:

          The same thought passed through my mind. I’m glad you posted that. Of course, in the St. James Bible, the order of the books of the “old” testament are out of order, but Psalms is definitely one of ours.

  36. BeeJay says:

    And the hidden truth is that it probably cost a fair piece of money to print those cards up, and they’ve run out of the last batch. AA just put a nice PC reason on it, rather than admit it helps the bottom line.

    But then, any amount of thinking past the obvious for any reason is truly beyond SWWNBN…

    • Carol says:

      Yeppers, that was the final straw or penny, whatever.I really liked the little cards, they made good book marks before I got the electronic book. I had no problems with the Bible verses and I am not a Christian. If they had branched into other inspirational sayings, would have been just fine with me. Anyway this gets cut, I’m fine with it.

  37. OMG says:

    Palin may be biting off more than she can chew lately. The story about her ridiculous prayer card ploy to get into the headlines only made her look out-of-touch and Talibanesque: http://politico-junkie.blogspot.com/2012/01/uk-sarah-palin-complains-about-airline.html.

    And her constant defense of Gingrich may earn her another loser pin to go along with losing the safe republican NY Congressional seat for her party by supporting Doug Hoffman, losing the safe Republican seat in Delaware because of her support of she-who-is-not-a-witch, and losing a sure deal to defeat Harry Reid by supporting the empty-headed Sharron Angle. She’s on a roll!

  38. Zyxomma says:

    “I can’t wait to see how she defends President Obama against the name calling, politics of personal destruction, and the rewriting of history from the GOP.”
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    Especially since she was responsible for so much of it in ’08. Fortunately, some of us have long, accurate memories. Fortunately, there will be no Gingrich administration to offer her a prominent position. Still, we have work to do, like getting voters to the polls.

    Alaska Airlines, thanks for losing the prayer cards.

    • leenie17 says:

      Not only do we have long, accurate memories, but we also have that wonderful series of tubes that files every bit of video or text that’s been posted on it. And it’s reallly hard to argue with video of yourself doing what you’re criticizing others for!

      And I second the thanks to Alaska Airlines and will add an “It’s about time!” There are plenty of inspirational quotes that are secular in nature that would be more appropriate to distribute if they felt compelled to give out something, but quotes from any single religious text are NOT acceptable on a commercial airline.

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