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    Re: Palin reimburses Alaska $8K for 19 family trips

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    . . . ."The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition | 2008 | The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. Copyright 2008 Columbia University Press. (Hide copyright information) Copyright
    igloo [Inuit,=house].
    I'm very pleased that you are so well read. I'm also well read, plus I can ask some of my Inuit neighbors about such things. By the way the summer house was called, I believe, a "baraba," though it's difficult to transliterate some of the Native Alaskan languages into English.

    While we do have quite a few Eskimos, or Inuit here, about half of my neighbors are Tlingits, of the Eagle and Raven moieties.

    I do thank you for your instruction on the topics of life and history in Alaska, though.
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    Re: Palin reimburses Alaska $8K for 19 family trips

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I can understand that for me and you but we aren't governor's either. And previously, all the other first family's traveled with the governors at will and without question. And no, the fact that she repaid the money does not show questionable behavior; it shows a commitment to the reform she ran on.

    But she's damned if she does and damned if she doesn't. If she hadn't paid money, everyone would be all like "ZOMGWTFTHINKOFTHECHILDREN!!! She didn't pay one cent back" but since she did graciously reimburse the state everyone is still all "ZOMGWTFTHINKOFTHECHILDRENShepaidthemoneybackburnt hewitch!!!"

    It's disgusting and nothing short of absolute hysterics.
    We can disagree on this. She's not some weak person who succumbs to criticism. "Oh, you all think I was instigatig violence against Obama when talking about how he pals around with terrorists? Then let me apologize if anyone thinks I did such thing."

    The Alaska Personnel Board found no wrongdoing, but Palin agreed to reimburse the state for trips found to be of questionable state interest. . . .

    The board's investigator, Timothy Petumenos, said in his report that state rules give little guidance to determine ethical standards for travel by the governor's family. But he interpreted the law to require that the state pay only if the first family serves an important state interest. . . .

    Palin charged the state more than $21,000 for her three daughters' commercial flights, including events where they weren't invited, and later ordered their expense forms amended to specify official state business.

    The Associated Press: Palin reimburses Alaska $8K for 9 family trips
    If she genuinely believed she was in the right 100%, I don't think she would have paid up. There was an objective finding of questionable state interest, and having the state pay for her children when they weren't invited to that particular function is questionable in my personal opinion. If that means I have PDR, so be it.

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    Re: Palin reimburses Alaska $8K for 19 family trips

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    I don't have prove that they are or not found in Alaska the guys who are chalenging me have shown no proof that they aren't.


    there are wild tigers in Alaska. Prove me wrong. You have shown no proof.
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    Re: Palin reimburses Alaska $8K for 19 family trips

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Oh I see. So nothing in that indicated that igloos are found in Alaska so you decided to talk about al gore. Understood, sir.
    OK, why does it matter that igloos come from Alaska or Canada? It was obviously a satire(igloo girl) and should be treated as such. What's next? ya'll demand the history backing to every little wise crack?

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    Re: Palin reimburses Alaska $8K for 19 family trips

    Quote Originally Posted by MaximumKarnage View Post
    OK, why does it matter that igloos come from Alaska or Canada? It was obviously a satire(igloo girl) and should be treated as such. What's next? ya'll demand the history backing to every little wise crack?
    No, just those associated with PDS.

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    Re: Palin reimburses Alaska $8K for 19 family trips

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I'm very disappointed in you.

    What a sexist thing to say coming from such a feminist. But I guess she just isn't the right kind of female to deserve a little respect from her peers. She doesn't have a coathanger hanging from her cooch with a dead fetus dangling from it, huh?
    I can certainly see how those comments are insulting and perhaps unwarranted. But sexist?

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    Re: Palin reimburses Alaska $8K for 19 family trips

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    I can certainly see how those comments are insulting and perhaps unwarranted. But sexist?
    Why not? Just because a woman made them?

    Sexism is ingrained in our society. Even our women.

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    Re: Palin reimburses Alaska $8K for 19 family trips

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Why not? Just because a woman made them?

    Sexism is ingrained in our society. Even our women.
    No, it's not because a woman made them. I'm just curious what is sexist about it. It's insulting, yes, but I honestly don't see what is sexist about insults.

    I could see it being sexist if she made some remark specific to her being a woman as if that makes her inferior somehow or even just singling her out because she's a woman, but I honestly didn't see anything like that in the insults.
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    Re: Palin reimburses Alaska $8K for 19 family trips

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    No, it's not because a woman made them. I'm just curious what is sexist about it. It's insulting, yes, but I honestly don't see what is sexist about insults.
    Denigrating a woman because she looks like a woman isn't sexist? That's news to me.

    Not bad thinking for a dim bulb like her. She must have good handlers besides great legs.
    Implying that she doesn't think for herself because she's dumb...but damn she's got great legs!!!

    Please. That was as close to the definition of sexism as you can get without telling her to get back in the kitchen and make us a pie.

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    Re: Palin reimburses Alaska $8K for 19 family trips

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Denigrating a woman because she looks like a woman isn't sexist? That's news to me.
    Which part of the insult pertains to that? Maybe I'm just blind, but I honestly don't see it.

    Implying that she doesn't think for herself because she's dumb...but damn she's got great legs!!!

    Please. That was as close to the definition of sexism as you can get without telling her to get back in the kitchen and make us a pie.
    One could say the same thing about a guy if one were attracted to guys. That's not specific to women.

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