US singer Pink on Sarah Palin


In this video, Pink sings her song “Dear Mr President”, with criticisms of George W. Bush’s social and economic and war policies.

From Contactmusic.com in the USA:

Pink slams ‘terrifying’ Palin

IANS | Monday, 15 September, 2008, 16:20

Pop star Pink has launched a stinging attack on US vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, dubbing the Republican as “terrifying”.

The singer, who rallied against Republican president George W Bush in her 2006 song Dear Mr President, revealed the questions she would like to ask the Alaska governor if she had the chance to probe her.

And she singles out pro-hunting Palin’s attitudes towards animals, women, and her lack of experience with foreign issues.

Said Pink: “If I were writing a letter to Sarah Palin, it would be a lot of whys and hows. Who are you? Do you know? Why do you hate animals? Please point out Iraq on a map…

“This woman hates women. She is not a feminist. She is not the woman that’s going to come behind Hillary Clinton and do anything that Hillary Clinton would’ve been capable of … The woman terrifies me.”

Photojournalist Jess Hurd travelled across the Southern states of the US in June to talk to people about Barack Obama, racism, the economy and their everyday struggles to survive: here.

10 thoughts on “US singer Pink on Sarah Palin

  1. What Is Truly at Stake in 2008

    by Zoltan Abraham

    September 15, 2008

    We are in the final weeks of the 2008 presidential campaign. McCain and Palin are trying to distract the nation from the real issues. So let’s remind ourselves of what is at stake.

    The Economy

    Our economy is in a fundamental crisis. More and more jobs are being outsourced overseas. Unemployment is rising. The manufacturing sector is simply disappearing. Our financial institutions are collapsing. Our trade deficit has gotten out of control. Our national debt has reached shot sky high. Food and transportation costs our crippling American families. Hard-working Americans are being plunged into credit card debt, not to buy luxury items, but simply to pay for their basic bills. 45 million Americans do not have health care coverage, and even those who do, often cannot afford the out of pocket expense. The housing market is collapsing, and foreclosures are on the rise. The US dollar has been declining in value against other currencies. The ill-fated occupation of Iraq is costing the United States over half a trillion dollars.

    John McCain has said repeatedly that “the fundamentals of our economy are strong.” Of course, he doesn’t have to worry. He has so much money that he cannot even remember how many houses he owns. In fact, the current economic crisis has been brought about by eight years of the Republican approach to the economy: tax cuts for the super-rich, borrowing blindly to pay for expenses, and passing the losses on to everyday Americans. We cannot afford another four years of Republicans dismantling our economy.

    The War

    Most Americans want us to leave Iraq. The Iraqis want us to go. Even Bush has been talking about a “horizon” for withdrawal. But John McCain is committed to staying. He has said that he is willing to keep American troops in Iraq for one hundred years, and even longer. Obama, on the other hand, has a responsible plan for withdrawal.
    McCain has joked about bombing Iran. Sarah Palin has hinted at a possible war with Russia. We do not need four more years of war-mongering.

    The Environment

    The overwhelming majority of scientists agree that global warming is a reality, that it is caused by humans, and that it is becoming worse and worse. One immediate consequence of global warming has dominated our TV screens. As the temperatures of the oceans warm, we can expect stronger and stronger hurricanes. The cost in terms of human life and economic loss is already unspeakable.

    But this is just a foretaste of the devastation that global warming is going to wreak on our society if we do not change our reliance on fossil fuels. John McCain and Sarah Palin have very close ties to the oil industry. They are not going to move us away from our oil dependency. What is more, Palin has openly denied the reality of global warming. Barack Obama, on the other hand, has a responsible plan to move us away from oil to renewable energy.

    Civil Liberties

    Under George W. Bush, our civil liberties have been disappearing. Not only foreigners, but even American citizens have been arrested without charges, held without trial or criminal conviction, in blatant violation of our Constitution. John McCain has been fully supportive of the Bush Administration as they have trampled on our civil liberties.

    So far the Supreme Court, has taken a stand against the Bush Administration, but their latest decision in favor of habeus corpus was only a 5-4 ruling. The next president is going to appoint at least two, if not three, Supreme Court Justices. We cannot afford to let McCain appoint Supreme Court Justices who, like him, do not believe in our constitutionally guaranteed civil liberties.

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  2. Posted by: “bigraccoon” bigraccoon@earthlink.net

    Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:03 am (PDT)

    Christian Right Voter Summit Sells Racist ‘Obama Waffles’

    By Adele Stan, Media Consortium.
    September 15, 2008

    The Values Voter Summit hawks a a box of waffle mix emblazoned with a cartoon image of a bug-eyed, toothy, dark-lipped Barack Obama.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — At the annual Washington gathering of the Christian right sponsored by the political arm of the Family Research Council, the Republican Party’s top emissaries have come in past years to bow before some 2000 right-wing foot-soldiers and the leaders who command them. However, this year’s Value Voter Summit, a bit light on GOP dignitaries, made less news in its speaker line-up than it did for the sale of a particular brand of breakfast food: Obama Waffles.

    In the far corner of the exhibit hall at the Values Voter Summit two gonzo entrepreneurs hawked a product they described as “political satire”: a box of waffle mix emblazoned with a cartoon image of a bug-eyed, toothy, dark-lipped Barack Obama eyeing a plate of waffles. A pat of butter on the waffles is stamped “2008”. On the top flap, the Obama carton appears in a turban, next to an arrow printed with the text: “Point box toward Mecca for tastier waffles.” The box of mix is a crude send-up of Aunt Jemima’s Pancake Mix, which once featured stereotyped image of a round-faced, turbaned black woman as its trademark.

    Although FRC Action claimed in a statement to have demanded that the exhibitors dismantle their display “when the content of the materials was brought to the attention of FRC Action senior officials” on Saturday, the truth is that by the time Obama Waffles creators W. Mark Whitlock and Bob DeMoss began breaking down their display, the conference was winding down and most exhibitors in the hall had already pulled out of Dodge.

    I made my way through a row of unstaffed and abandoned booths on Saturday afternoon, arriving just as Whitlock was packing up unsold product. Although, according to the FRC Action statement, Whitlock and DeMoss had already received the equivalent of cease-and-desist orders from conference organizers, Whitlock, dressed in a cook’s apron and hat, was happy to take my $10 and fork over a box.

    Taking FRC Action at the word of its executive director, David Nammo, a trusting reader may accept that the organization’s leaders were unaware of what Whitlock and DeMoss were hawking for two and a half days before the exhibit was shut down. But Whitlock and DeMoss are hardly strangers to leaders of the religious right, and links to racists (and, indeed, the use of dog-whistle references for racists) are hardly new for Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, a spin-off of James Dobson’s Focus on the Family empire.

    According to a general letter of reference written by DeMoss on behalf of Whitlock (posted by nisperos, a savvy reader at the Denver Post’s Web site), the two men met when both met while working at Focus on the Family, which Whitlock’s resume dates at “1991 – 1992”, when he served as a producer on Dobson’s “Focus on the Family” daily radio program.

    The two worked together again, some years later, at FamilyLife Publishers, an endeavor of the Campus Crusade for Christ — one of the very first religious-right organizations. Whitlock’s resume shows him having worked for FamilyLIfe from 1992 – 2004. During that time he served one year on the event team putting together the religious right’s Congress on the Urban Family, which perhaps explains where the author developed an apparent affection for hip-hop music, as evidenced by the bonus “recipe rap” that appears on the side of the Obama’s Waffles box:

    Barry’s Bling Bling Waffle Ring

    Yo, B-rock here droppin’ waffle knowledge Spellin’ it out, ’cause a graduated college Some say I waffle so fast, Barry’s causin’ whiplash Just doin’ my part, made wafflin’ a fine art For a waffle wit style, like Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Spray whipped crem around the edge Shake it first like Sister Sledge

    The say wit me, I can be as waffly as I wanna be! (That goes out to my Ludacris posse).

    http://www.alternet.org/rights/98908/christian_right_voter_summit_sells_racist_%27obama_waffles%27/

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