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10/12/2008 05:53 PM ID: 73978 Permalink   

Sarah Palin Booed at Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Game

 

At a recent Philadelphia Flyers hockey game, Sarah Palin had the honor of dropping the puck in the game-opening ceremony. Much to her dismay, "America's hockey mom" was initially greeted with an overwhelming volume of boos from the crowd.

According to FOX News, Sarah Palin attempted to sway some of the booing fans by outfitting her 7-year-old daughter with a Flyers jersey. She said, "How dare they boo Piper!"

 
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  36 Comments
  
  funny  
 
I had a good laugh when I clicked on the photo in the source article. Just look at some of the people in the background.
 
  by: Mr. Wright     10/12/2008 05:55 PM     
  Is there another link...  
 
and a better recording on this clip?
 
  by: captainJane     10/12/2008 06:32 PM     
  Take a hint Hockey Mom Palin  
 
Joe Six Pack thinks you suck. Give up now!
 
  by: theironboard     10/12/2008 07:14 PM     
  Sorry captainJane  
 
I should have used a better source. Here you go:

http://www.philly.com/...

http://www.politico.com/...
 
  by: Mr. Wright     10/12/2008 07:34 PM     
  Poor Piper  
 
I find it unfortunate that she had to drag little Piper along, using her as a political shield. Her daughter had to stand there and listen to all the boos and pro-Obama chants.
 
  by: Mr. Wright     10/12/2008 07:39 PM     
  Link to youtube video  
 
http://www.youtube.com/...

Popular lady......uhm not.
 
  by: ozric   10/12/2008 07:56 PM     
  @ ozric  
 
Oh dear, poor woman!

I wish people would boo Bush off the stage too, but I think everyone would be afraid of being called a terrorist. :P
 
  by: captainJane     10/12/2008 08:17 PM     
  i find this funny  
 
that shes booed here, but welcomed by thousands elsewhere.

her rallies are known to attract thouands while obama hasnt been attracting the numbers that he used to.

this story is the one needle in the hay stack of cheering storie.
 
  by: cray0la     10/12/2008 08:28 PM     
  She's welcomed elsewhere because  
 
People actually *want* to see her at her rallies. This story shows how well she's liked in the general population.
 
  by: caution2     10/12/2008 08:41 PM     
  You'll have that..  
 
any candidate will get booed somewhere, but if they booed the almighty obama, the media wouuld be super quick to label the AUDIENCE not the candidate as the problem. Calling them racist of whatever...
 
  by: ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh   10/12/2008 08:42 PM     
  @aaahhhhhh  
 
what is "the media"?
where are their headquarters?
who is number one boss media man?
are rush limbaugh, sean hannity, ann coulter, etc, part of this media?

grow up. there is no national media entity whose goal is to protect obama. truthfully, he has been subjected to some pretty rough shit this campaign. and he handles it just fine without using his daughters as a buffer.
 
  by: reverend j roach     10/12/2008 08:48 PM     
  @Ahhhhhhhh, Crayola  
 
Sorry. You lose. McCain/Palin FAIL.

Palin has committed the ultimate sin in the public- using a child as a political human shield in a PR moment. Game Over for the Republicans.
 
  by: theironboard     10/12/2008 09:22 PM     
  @cray0la & captainJane  
 
cray0la:
You can deny the truth all you wnat, but the reality is that no one outside the conservative bubble wants Palin anywhere near the White House.

captainJane:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...
This will satisfy your Bush-booing needs
 
  by: Mr. Wright     10/12/2008 10:28 PM     
  @  
 
While you all are arguing about a male and female clown, the US was passive at today's IMF meeting. Hm, what's new? US Ben Bernanke and Henry Paulson even left earlier.

A population of over 300 mln people and these two clowns are the only ones you can come up with?

Bush was already boo'd at during his inauguration
 
  by: Fonzo   10/12/2008 10:54 PM     
  @Fonzo  
 
The US has always been passive whenit comes to "boring" meetings and litigations. Nothing more exciting than watching a hockey mom booed at her favorite sporting event. ;-P

But seriously, while I was unaware of the IMF meeting, I am not being passive. I think you could do us all a favor and report on the meeting. That's what this site is all about. I could beat you to it, though.

Our population of 300 million must have at least 100 million other clowns. Anyone with real answers (Ron Paul) is shunned by the media and ignored by the public. The media has interests, which align with the parties that these clowns represent.

I'll say it over and over again... everyone needs to see the film Zeitgeist Addendum. I am joining the movement at http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com. We don't need change. We need a worldwide revolution.
 
  by: Mr. Wright     10/12/2008 11:44 PM     
  How rude of me  
 
I forgot the link to the film.

http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com
 
  by: Mr. Wright     10/12/2008 11:47 PM     
  Santa  
 
This is the same city that booed Santa Claus, so is anyone really surprised?
 
  by: vbened   10/13/2008 12:07 AM     
  @vbened  
 
"City of Brotherly Love," my ass. However, I bet Palin's planned policies are about as tangible as Santa Claus.
 
  by: Mr. Wright     10/13/2008 12:46 AM     
  @Mr. wright  
 
"...no one outside the conservative bubble wants Palin..."

Whoa, no, not the conservative bubble, it's the Republican bubble. A conservative has no reason in particular to be pulling for Sarah Palin (but plenty of reasons to oppose her). It's the die-hard, "my Party, love it or leave it" right wingers who want Palin, because she's the GOP-anointed opposition against the liberal menace. Her qualifications are rationalized later.
 
  by: MomentOfClarity     10/13/2008 02:19 AM     
  @moment  
 
My apologies for the sweeping generalization
 
  by: Mr. Wright     10/13/2008 03:25 AM     
  Well,  
 
These are probably the same Philadephians who pelted Santa with snowballs at an Eagles' game.
Such a great city. :)
 
  by: Kolman   10/13/2008 05:19 AM     
  video...  
 
you can find videos of her getting booed very easily. just look for hockey blogs and they all have a video and articles about it.

also, hockey and politics don't mix well. ha!
 
  by: photo_dude44   10/13/2008 03:32 PM     
  also....  
 
i wonder how she feels to be the equivalent of Gary Bettman? he's the only person to ever walk out on the ice and get booed. i guess he's found his equal. ha!
 
  by: photo_dude44   10/13/2008 03:39 PM     
  @ mr wright  
 
you have got to be on one hell of an acid trip to believe for even one second that Rona Paul ahs any good answers. Now I will admit that Ron Paul does frequently point out many problems with the US, but his solutions are utterly laughable, and wholy incompetent. His answers are to any person who understands the ridiculousness of the free market, just that, ridiculous
 
  by: dieu_7     10/13/2008 04:18 PM     
  McCain. The white Obama.  
 
I'd rather dig up George Carlin and vote for his corpse.
 
  by: white albino   10/13/2008 05:13 PM     
  @Mr. Wright  
 
Ahaha, perfect.
-np-
 
  by: nicpre     10/13/2008 05:26 PM     
  @dieu_7  
 
Eh??? What part of the Austrian school of economics do you not think is practice? I want to know specific portions of this thought process you think will not work.

Is it the idea of returning to a gold standard? Precious metal standards have been used across the world for hundreds of years. It does help stem the tide of recession and has been proven to do so.

Is it the idea of a privately owned centralized bank? Even Thomas Jefferson was quoted as saying that bankers can be more dangerous than standing armies.

Or perhaps you are against the idea of those same private banks being responsible for the printing and coinage of our money? Under this type of system we have seen massive inflation in recent years. This sort of inflationary type of bailout our economy has been undergoing the last 8 years has been proven time and time again through historical references that it is a massive failure. Ex: Confederate States money was printed en mass and was worthless. Ex2: German Reich-Marks were nearly worthless in the 1920's. In fact some people would use them to heat their homes because it was cheaper to burn money.

I believe those are the 3 main points of the austrian school of economics. Basically it is to preserve sound banking whereas under our current Corporate Socialist state, the banks and corporations are one in the same. Financial crises are only addressed insofar as major corporations are concerned. People suffer while major corporations benefit. Extra money is printed without regard of its devaluation.

A system as the one we are under is doomed to failure. It cannot support itself over the long term. Even China is now closing off the tap by not allowing the purchase of US bonds by some of its banks. They do not want to be part of the total collapse that this system is now undergoing.

I guess my point is, it is very obvious and very clear that the current economic platform that is lauded by the extreme right of the US, is in a state of financial ruin. So why should we not try out some of these methods that have historically been proven to work. IE - Gold standards. Giving the government back the ability to print and coin currency. Give back the people the ability to control the central bank, rather than it be directly ran by private banks.
 
  by: slavefortheman     10/13/2008 05:42 PM     
  "How dare they boo Piper!"  
 
Uh, they're booing YOU, moron. What a dishonorable lie, to make it out like the fans had anything against her daughter.
 
  by: lĀ“anglais     10/13/2008 06:00 PM     
  ok so....  
 
"Is it the idea of returning to a gold standard? Precious metal standards have been used across the world for hundreds of years. It does help stem the tide of recession and has been proven to do so"

The problem with the capitalist free market system si that no matter what you base the international monetary system on, or any national currency, economies will go through highly volatile boom and bust periods. Any system such as the capitalist one advocated by men such as Von Hayek et al. creates a situation whereby one man/or nation can only enefit monetarily by screwing over someone else/a smaller weaker nation, it creates and fosters a continuous situation of international imperialism and internal subjugation"

"Is it the idea of a privately owned centralized bank? Even Thomas Jefferson was quoted as saying that bankers can be more dangerous than standing armies"

I am against any private ownership of key and central features of a national economy, and advocate vociferously a socialistic economy based on true equality and the interests of all people, not just the few that benefit in free market systems.

"Or perhaps you are against the idea of those same private banks being responsible for the printing and coinage of our money? Under this type of system we have seen massive inflation in recent years. This sort of inflationary type of bailout our economy has been undergoing the last 8 years has been proven time and time again through historical references that it is a massive failure. Ex: Confederate States money was printed en mass and was worthless. Ex2: German Reich-Marks were nearly worthless in the 1920's. In fact some people would use them to heat their homes because it was cheaper to burn money."

funny that you talk about the gold standard, and then talk of infalation during a time when themonetary system was based on the gold standard.

"I believe those are the 3 main points of the austrian school of economics. Basically it is to preserve sound banking whereas under our current Corporate Socialist state, the banks and corporations are one in the same. Financial crises are only addressed insofar as major corporations are concerned. People suffer while major corporations benefit. Extra money is printed without regard of its devaluation."

Agreed, and free market economics would only make that situation worse. Can I ask one question of you? do you believe in the invisibl hand of Adam Smith?

"A system as the one we are under is doomed to failure. It cannot support itself over the long term. Even China is now closing off the tap by not allowing the purchase of US bonds by some of its banks. They do not want to be part of the total collapse that this system is now undergoing."

Agreed, but Free market economics are clearly not the answer.

"I guess my point is, it is very obvious and very clear that the current economic platform that is lauded by the extreme right of the US, is in a state of financial ruin. So why should we not try out some of these methods that have historically been proven to work. IE - Gold standards. Giving the government back the ability to print and coin currency. Give back the people the ability to control the central bank, rather than it be directly ran by private banks."

I dont disagree with the government controlling the central bank, I'm a socialist, so that's a nobrainer to me. and That last statement, is that addressedat my first post here, becuase it really has nothing to do with it, in that I never said the provate realm should be in control, and never defended it, im just not sure where it came from?

Im just not sure where you are coming from, and i definately do not agree with a return to the gold standard, replacing a flawed system with a slightly lesss flawed system is not a solution I would ascribe to.
 
  by: dieu_7     10/13/2008 06:17 PM     
  @l'anglais  
 
It's like when someone breaks wind and then blames it on the dog. ;)
 
  by: JonSmith     10/13/2008 06:24 PM     
  @dieu_7  
 
You know what. I think we have a lot more in common than you think LOL. I actually consider myself a bit of a socialist as well. Or perhaps a lesser extent: Social Democrat.

I agree with you whole heartily that socialism is a good way to benefit the masses. What the US has is corporate socialism (Corporatism). I would love the US to have free health care and also free higher education. These 2 things would make this country the best in the world.

Back to the original topic, I do think that inflation is a huge problem under fiat monetary systems. That is why you need a standard of some kind. Now you also need to make sure the currency itself is regulated to ensure you do not have a problem like Germany's or the CSA's. If you print to much and devalue your currency in comparison to that standard, this will also create inflation.

What has kept the US dollar so strong has been really 2 things. The first being the petrodollar, which is now currently in a state of decline and I do not see the US retaining its #1 position in petro-currencies for much longer. Maybe 10 years at the most. The 2nd biggest thing is probably the housing industry. Other things such as our arms industries and tech industries but to much lesser extents.

If you collapse either of these, the economy itself will crumble. As we are seeing that is exactly what is happening. But it is not merely these 2 things that are making it crumble. It also is the blatant corruption, cronyism, etc. by this admin and previous ones that is really impacting the economy.

For the most part I think we probably agree on how an economy should be ran. I personally though believe, to ensure the stability of your currencies, you need some sort of standard.

The gold or silver standard has historically been the way to go. But in the last 30 years, lets call it the "Oil-Standard" has been keeping the dollar semi-strong. Also the fact that the US dollar has been pretty much the world's trading currency in other goods. For the most part it has been energy though.

With the dollar losing its supremacy with oil, we will see a sharp decline in the US dollar. The current housing crises is merely a part of the problem. It is not the entire issue though. I dont see capitalism as the problem but rather the corruption and cronyism that has destroyed the system. The system itself could have worked if it were not for basic greed and lust of power. When you allow for corporations to be able to skew the value of something artificially, you are basically opening the door for them to corrupt a system.

In this case, corporations and banks have hurt the value of the US dollar. We are seeing the larger companies buy up the smaller ones and more and more wealth is becoming centralized in fewer and fewer entities.

Eventually the dollar may bounce back but probably never to its older levels. This is simply again, because we do not have an official standard to support our currency.

What we need to is first, reestablish the regulations that were removed that placed the housing market into this position. 2ndly we need to take down the corporate control over our money and coinage. The 3rd thing is we need to get back onto a standard of some kind. The petro-dollar will not survive much longer and the US standing as the worlds standard currencies is coming to an end as well. If we do not back our currency, we will see a huge deal of inflation over the next 5-10 years.

Other ways to correcting the problem would be to have a crusade on corporate and political corruption. Take down as many corrupt individuals as possible and lock them away.

There are many things that need to be done to fix this system. Elimination of corporate lobbying. This in itself would probably change the entire political landscape of this country!

Just so many changes we need to do to fix this country.
 
  by: slavefortheman     10/13/2008 06:44 PM     
  @slave, dieu  
 
I never thought an article about Palin being booed at a hockey game would spawn a debate over the most critical part of our current crisis, but so be it.

I am going to borrow a theory from the Venus Project and Peter Joseph and insist we remove the monetary system altogether. It's one Hell of a goal, but is feasible. Money is the one part of the equation that doesn't fit "all men are created equal." If we were all created equal, we would all be born with zero debt and no trust funds.
 
  by: Mr. Wright     10/13/2008 09:29 PM     
  I agree with removing the current monetary system  
 
I do feel money serves a purpose domesticaly at least. I dont believe money needs to be valued against a standard. A central committee in the communist sense could yearly negotiate between the interests in society the prices of goods. They coudl be set at a certain value.
 
  by: dieu_7     10/13/2008 11:10 PM     
  @  
 
"According to FOX News, Sarah Palin attempted to sway some of the booing fans by outfitting her 7-year-old daughter with a Flyers jersey. She said, "How dare they boo Piper!"

Apparently she doesn't know much about the flyer's fans LOL. That's a tough crowd to please lady, I don't know what she was expecting.
 
  by: brianwcu     10/14/2008 05:10 AM     
  @brianwcu  
 
Apparently she was expecting some boos. Outfitting her daughter in a Flyers jersey might have brought on more boos instead of preventing them
 
  by: Mr. Wright     10/14/2008 06:33 AM     
  @dieu 7  
 
"creates a situation whereby one man/or nation can only enefit monetarily by screwing over someone else/a smaller weaker nation"


That is completely wrong. I couldn't read any further (sorry) but if you know so little about Capitalism, that you don't even understand one of its most basic tenants (creating wealth) then you can't possibly have any logical posits. If you truly believe that Capitalism requires someone to be screwed, you don't know Capitalism, and you shouldn't be arguing against it, let alone posting another 10 or so paragraphs after that blatant ignorance.


Let me help you along before you return with more unknowingness in multitudes.

Let's say you have 3 men. They all dig all day to make their living. They barely scrape by. Then one man invents a better shovel that saves them hours of work. The other 2 men pay him for the shovels, and then are freed up to go do other tasks that can earn them more money, making all 3 of them wealthier, even if the guy who invented the shovels has more money, they all were given more of their time i.e. their life in return, and then could use that time to make even more money then they had before.

Who got screwed?
 
  by: promontorium   10/16/2008 12:40 AM     
 
 
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