Curtis Dahlgren
September 10, 2008
The RUSH is on, north to Alaska (for "dirt," not oil)
By Curtis Dahlgren

"Our opponents keep saying that drilling will not solve all of America's energy problems as if we didn't already know that." Sarah Palin


"Obama accuses Republican rivals of dishonesty" [WHAT?]

"Hurricane Ike takes aim at Havana" [Eisenhower's Revenge?]

"Government buys out Fannie and Freddie" [its own version of Bonnie and Clyde] *

"America's most affordable cities for retirement" [why would you want to retire in a city?]

"Green Bay quarterback completes 81% of passes" [no sacks, no interceptions]

"40 million people tune in to see a grandmother in glasses" [not granny glasses either]

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the MSM (the "mainstream" entertainment and news media though I'm being redundant there). Thanks to you, MSM, those 40 million people saw real history being made and discovered the difference between 'mainstream' and 'Main Street'! A lot of Main Streeters are hopping 'mad' and won't take it anymore (by "it" I'm talking about the insulting of our intelligence, of course).

Ironically, someone named Daley says:

"The systematic attempt to smear her family and discredit Mrs Palin has produced an epidemic of outrage not only among traditional Republicans which would have been predictable enough but in circles where her social conservatism and background might once have been a disadvantage . . and a good many blue collar voters (Reagan Democrats) appear to be taking the snobbery of her critics rather personally . . . Whatever next? Maybe Mr. Palin once lit a cigarette . . . " Janet Daley

Eugene Robinson wrote in the Washington Post that "salmon fishing and snowmobile racing" aren't front page issues in the Eastern rust belt. Well, if it sounds like I'm taking the attack on the Palins personally, I AM because I have personal friends who are commercial salmon fishermen in Alaska, and I own a snowmobile (I live closer to the North Pole than to the equator, too).

One of the best columns of the week was by Hugh Hewitt, at, about Sarah Palin's secret appeal in the snow belt (but undetectable in the New York/DC corridor): We can relate to her up here around the 45th parallel, and Palin now gives the GOP a shot at winning in New England, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota maybe even "New Pennsylvania" (Obama's term for the state). And Dems, if you think you're going to win in the Dakotas, don't even think about it!

The Hollywood-New York-Washington elitists thought they had us right by the you-know-whats (which is where they want everybody to be), but all it took to shake America out of its long national nightmare was one "home body" speaking a few hundred words straight from the heart. As Sarah said, "News flash: I'm not going to Washington to get your good opinion of me. I'm going to serve the people of this country."

Though they're not sure, the elitists think that they were being insulted, so they're going north to Alaska to dig up the latest dirt on said "homebody-overachiever." The same people who tried to ban Huckleberry Finn are falsely accusing Palin of "book burning" and are comparing her to a pig and a dead fish.

I think the elites and bureaucrats are jealous of the stable Palin faimily. They prefer the Lockhorns, the Bickersons, and the Clintons of course! One pundit ridiculed Palin's experience running a town "the size of Hooterville." Will they soon be revisiting their scorn for Ozzie and Harriet, the Cunninghams, and the Dukes of Hazzard?

Of course! What better way to take public attention away from the failures of Big Government, as in the Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac debacle. As for the "buy out" of the mortgage giants, they call it "nationalization" in Venezuela. Hugo just says, "Give us your property," and then they line you up against the wall. Which reminds me did anyone notice that the speculative price of crude oil has dropped dramatically since the nomination of Sarah Palin? The Democrats will miss the point though, and say "See? We don't need to drill for oil; the DNC [Do Nothing Congress] has solved the problem."

By the way, they simply hated everythinhg about the Republican convention, from Palin's first name to the name of the city "St. Paul." Don't laugh; Russia's Leftists changed the name of St. Petersburg after they came to power, you know. Someday soon, the ACLU may be trying to tell you that naming cities after saints is a "state endorsement" of a religion. The lefties have succeeded in banning certain nicknames for sports teams on flimsier grounds than that!

As Sarah says, politics isn't a game. Elections are about Freedom the use of and the preservation of, and so "Let us pray."


That headline was going to be my post script for this column, but I'll leave that for another day. For right now, I recommend two columns for further reading: Mike Adams' current column at and: ["Gown vs. Town: Calling all conservative women"]

CONCLUSION (in the words of Rudyard Kipling):

    When the Hymalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride,
    He shouts to scare the monster, who will often turn aside.
    But the she-bear thus accosted rends the peasant tooth and nail
    For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.



We conservative American males have too often been pushovers, but when you fully awaken our female counterparts [LOOK OUT]!

© Curtis Dahlgren


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Curtis Dahlgren

Curtis Dahlgren is semi-retired in southern Wisconsin, and is the author of "Massey-Harris 101." His career has had some rough similarities to one of his favorite writers, Ferrar Fenton... (more)


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