Hamiltonians abruptly change their minds about Palin visit — overnight!

It’s a War On Christmas Miracle!

When I last checked the Hamilton Spectator poll that asked “Would you pay to hear Sarah Palin speak?” (about 10pm Pacific), the overwhelming majority had answered with a definitive “Negatori!

But the Palinbot is apparently a nocturnal creature, because overnight:

and that is how it stands at 9:15am Pacific.  (Scroll down)

I visualize one or two feverish Palinoids, resolutely voting, clearing their cookies, voting again, and repeating as necessary all night long.  Too late, bozos:  the Spectator realizes the people have spoken, and they have spoken in decidedly disgusted tones:

Many expressed disbelief she will speak at a fundraiser for Canadian hospitals, much less show her face in Hamilton which has three social democrat MPs in the House of Commons and two at Queen’s Park.

“Why would anyone invite Sarah Palin for a fundraiser in Hamilton?” asked Lynne Greenwell in an e-mail to The Spectator. “She doesn’t reflect any of our values.”

A Spectator poll asked: Would you pay to see her? More than 1,600 voted and 90 per cent said No.

The gist of Greenwell’s email is echoed in the comments of the Spec’s blog, where they ask readers if they’d go to see Palin speak if they could afford the $200(!??).  No no, a thousand times NO.

Think Progress delightedly picked up the story:

According to the Hamilton Spectator, Sarah Palin has been contracted to speak at a fundraiser for the Juravinski Cancer Centre and St. Peter’s Hospital in Canada. “This is quite the coup,” said Gabe Macaluso, an organizer for the event.

Palin might be surprised to learn that the hospital she is fundraising for runs counter to her professed beliefs:

St. Peter’s Hospital is a public hospital within the national Canadian healthcare system. In Palin’s worldview, universal, government-insured health care is “socialism.”

St. Peter’s Hospital performs abortions. Palin, a staunch anti-choice zealot, has protested outside of abortion clinics and has refused to denounce abortion clinic bombers as terrorists.

St. Peter’s Hospital, through its Centre for Studies in Aging, offers “advanced directives.” Palin tried to derail health reform earlier this year by falsely labeling advanced directive reimbursements as “death panels.”

You have to wonder about the abortion aspect of things.  By the anti-choice movement’s own Stupak Amendment-producing logic, anyone who raises funds for a hospital that does abortions is financially supporting abortion.   Or maybe life doesn’t start at conception, it starts at $200K.

Paging Lifesite!  Pick up the courtesy phone, there’s a new outrage on the line!  Huh?

UPDATE: Apparently St.Peter’s Hospital itself doesn’t provide abortions, but as part of the Hamilton Health Sciences medical complex, shares its resources (ie. funds) with an abortion clinic, which I believe amounts to the same thing by fetus fetishist “umpteen degrees of abortion separation” logic.  (St.Peter’s specializes in geriatric care — death panels!)

22 Responses to “Hamiltonians abruptly change their minds about Palin visit — overnight!”

  1. 1 Cynthia U Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 10:18 am

    The Leftists are notorious for not wanting to hear the opposite view. They have made up their minds without knowing there is a better idea, that good information just might make them loosen their grip on bigotry. Liberals sre supposedly favorable to progress or reform, but are they? Maybe for others to change and go the liberals way, no matter that their way is often wrong. Liberals want to impose their will on others. They, who supposedly, are progressive in their thinking!

    Liberal and progressive are two of the words the Leftists have bastardized. Sad! They used to mean much more than the rigid confines Leftists have encased them in!

  2. 2 JJ Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Heh — you said “rigid”

  3. 3 Bleatmop Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 10:28 am

    I wonder if Palin has heard just what she’s fund-raising for. I wonder if she’ll still do it when she finds out.

  4. 4 Reality Bites Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 10:28 am

    American-style health care isn’t progress or reform. It’s a completely discredited, outrageously expensive model that has been tried and rejected in every major country on earth except the one that’s too damn stupid to give it up.

    Leftists aren’t the ones trying to deny marriage rights to people. That’s scum like YOU, Cynthia. Leftists aren’t trying to deny reproductive freedom to people. That’s miserable pieces of shit like YOU, Cynthia.

    Now go fuck yourself you disgusing piece of bigoted shit. Or better yet, go fuck Palin.

  5. 5 Bleatmop Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 10:31 am

    JJ – I selectively only read 7 words, and from what I understand from her post is that she wants us to “loosen [our] grip on the rigid confines”. I wonder what she could mean??? 8)

  6. 6 JJ Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 10:34 am

    bleatmop – I’m sure Palin is well aware that she’s being paid (extravagantly) to raise funds for teh dreaded Socialized Medicine and all it entails 😯 in a country that has abortion on demand and NO abortion law 😯

    How much are Palin’s principles worth? $200K!

  7. 7 JJ Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 10:35 am

    RB – 😆 W00T! In a good mood today? 😛

  8. 8 Reality Bites Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 10:42 am

    JJ, I don’t have much patience for being called a bigot by the real thing.

    “Wa, wa, wa, you’re a bigot because you won’t let me take your rights away. Why’s it always about YOUR rights to live your own life as you choose? What about MY right to do whatever I want to you because I don’t like you? You’re just a bunch of anti-Christian bigots”

    Honestly, just go fuck yourselves.

  9. 9 JJ Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 11:28 am

    RB – You’re sharp, that didn’t even sink into my insufficiently-caffeinated brain, but it’s so true.

    Wingnuts try this “turn it on its head” routine every so often, and it seems lately they’re doing it more than ever. We’re the misogynists because we don’t like twits like Sarah Palin. We’re the anti-christian bigots because we’re against them denying other people their basic human rights and then using the lame excuse that “it’s our religion”.

    You’re right – Wa, wa, wa. They can all fuck right off.

  10. 10 fern hill Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    They must be freeping. If you read the comments, nearly 70 of them just now, they are overwhelmingly DISGUSTED by the notion. I read maybe two or three in support. One was from a fetus fetishist who damns Palin for money-grubbing and says she’s done with her. 🙂

  11. 11 Reality Bites Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Ironic that she’s actually uniting pro and anti-choice. Both think she’s a money-grubbing unprincipled leech, although they think she shouldn’t have accepted and we think she shouldn’t have been asked.

    From what I gather, it’s a third party that is organizing this, putting the hospital in an awkward position of not having any say in how the money is raised. They can only accept or refuse the donation.

    I expect though, that this speech will never happen.

  12. 12 JJ Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    fern hill – The comments are hilarious. People are pissed off 😯

    I was actually quite surprised when I first saw the poll and it was already stacked so heavily against Palin. I knew the majority would be against, but 90 to 10? 😯 BAHAHAHA!

    Can’t you just picture SUZANNE sitting there voting and clearing her cache and voting again all night long? 😆

  13. 13 JJ Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 2:45 pm


    I expect though, that this speech will never happen.

    Ya think? She does have a habit of bowing out, err, QUITTING.

    I wonder if the people organizing this little shindig will tell her they don’t want her — when you think about it, after this negative response almost anyone is bound to attract more people.

    I kind of hope it happens and Marg Delahunty is there 😆

  14. 14 Reality Bites Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    She could bow out citing security concerns, or the hospitals could strongly suggest to the fucktarded organizer that they’d just as soon not receive funds raised from someone diametrically opposed to their very existence.

    St. Joseph’s has an annual operating budget of 400 million. So to put it in more personal terms, it’s like someone earning $50,000 a year choosing to piss off all their friends and family in exchange for a one-time payment of $25.

    The math doesn’t even add up. If there’s 1000 seats available for $200 each, it’s not raising $200,000 for the hospitals. Is the restaurant donating their facilities, food and wages for their staff? Are Palin and her entourage not only not charging a speaking fee, but also paying the cost of transportation and accomodations out of their own pocket?

    And if she *is* receiving payment, doesn’t that mean our taxes are helping to paying for her to come here, given that charitable contributions are tax deductible?

    So essentially in fundy terms she’s a welfare recepient shilling for an abortuary.

  15. 15 JJ Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    RB – The math really doesn’t add up, since Palin is getting paid 200 Gs for doing this 😯

    If they sell 1000 tickets, it will just cover her fee. I read that they expect to make extra money for the hospital from people getting their picture taken with her and buying the picture 😆

    No, you’re right, the more I look at this something really doesn’t add up. The guy who’s organizing the thing apparently lost his last job over a gambling addiction. Someone in the comments at the Spec said people in Alaska are wondering about him and Palin’s connection 😯

    And yes, this might mean OUR TAXES are paying to bring her here, to shill for an accursed abortuary. Good grief. No wonder lie site hasn’t picked up the story, normally they’d be on the fainting couch with joy.

  16. 16 Reality Bites Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    If they wanted to raise money by people paying to have their pictures taken with a darling of the fundy set, they should bring in Carrie Prejean instead.

  17. 17 JJ Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    RB – No, I think Carrie’s stock has fallen drastically with the fundies. Even Wingnut Daily isn’t flogging her book.

  18. 18 J. A. Baker Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Even Wingnut Daily isn’t flogging her book.

    Yeah, they’re too busy flogging something else with those sex tapes, if you know what I mean. 😉

  19. 19 Reality Bites Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 9:33 am

    JJ, if this is going to be the sort of blog where facts are going to be allowed to get in the way of cheap laughs at the expense of the president of “Porn stars for Celibacy” then I’m leaving!

  20. 20 JJ Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    RB – Wait! Wait! Don’t go! You’re right 😆 In the final analysis, the Cheap Laugh occupies the #1 spot on this blog’s list of priorities.

  21. 21 JJ Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    JAB – 😆 Thanks for the link, that is a great resource! I’m sure I’ll be using it often.

  22. 22 Reality Bites Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Which reminds me – I’ve never really understood the “monkey” part of “spanking the monkey.”

    When it’s banging the bishop or choking the chicken I figure it’s just good old aliteration, and all the references to phallic shaped things are pretty obvious, but monkeys?

    Do Tarzan and Cheetah fit into this somehow?

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