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Sarah Palin Breaks the Law. And Has No Common Sense.

Guest Post by Joe Christmas

In Sarah Palin’s Alaska, her TLC TV show, the children are clearly unrestrained in moving vehicles — in clear noncompliance with the statutes of the state of Alaska. The reality of her show is that Sarah Palin is a lawbreaker. What she so contemptuously shows is that she and her family are above the law. She has demonstrated values that are illegal, nonsensical and reckless.

Alaska law says that a driver may not transport children under 16 in a motor vehicle unless the child is properly secured according to state child passenger safety law. Children who are not yet one year old or who do not yet weigh 20 lbs must be properly secured in a federally approved rear-facing car seat.

It is quite clear that from 4.12 onwards that Piper is jumping up and down in the RV while the vehicle is in motion, so she cannot be safely belted up. From 11.07 Trig is also seen standing on the sofa seat without a seatbelt.

http://www.youtube.com/v/tlPMPUEXEm8?fs=1&hl=en_US&color1=0x2b405b&color2=0x6b8ab6

There is no doubt that Palin has disregarded state law — and it is a primary offense. Glaringly, arrogantly, and unapologetically. She can argue, if she wants, that seat belt laws are burdensome and intrusive — but maybe she should have changed the laws before she quit as governor! Aren’t commonsense conservatives all about the rule of law? Does this mean because I don’t like speed limits I can do 125 mph in school zones? Or I won’t pay taxes because I don’t support endless wars?

As far as I am concerned she has been caught red handed. But it’s not the first time. Fellow reader, mxm, pulled this little excerpt from the September 7, 2008 edition of the Washington Post:

WASILLA, Alaska — One Friday in June, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin joined the chief of the state prison system on a tour of the Point MacKenzie Correctional Farm, a 90-minute drive north of Anchorage. It was a routine visit but for the presence of the governor’s infant son, Trig.
Palin held her baby in her arms as the warden drove a short distance around the facility, said corrections director Joe Schmidt, who sat next to Palin. A few days later, the governor got a warning from her public safety commissioner that someone had complained that she did not strap Trig into a car seat for the ride.
Palin dismissed the complaint as petty, and the commissioner, whom she appointed, took no formal action. But the incident shows the degree to which family and politics are bound together in Palin’s career
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So that will be her excuse: it’s petty. Well…it’s NOT petty, or trivial, or draconian, or unreasonable. This is a subject that I know something about.

I have worked as an emergency medicine physician for almost 25 years now — mostly at Level 1 trauma centers. I have watched the seat belt issue progress, yes progress, over the span of my career. When I started out as an intern in a busy trauma center in Pittsburgh, there was no seat belt law in Pennsylvania. Roughly, 30% of drivers wore their seat belts at that time. Nightly, grimly, we would see devastating head and neck injuries as the result of motor vehicle accidents. Now, as the result of seat belt laws, and the remarkable, transformative acceptance of this simple habit, I rarely see head or neck injuries as the results of car accidents. Where I live in Virginia, upwards of 96% of drivers are restrained. Now, I take care of people, several times a day, who will be stiff and sore for a few days, but, importantly and humanely, they walk out of the ER. SEAT BELTS SAVE HEADS, NECKS AND LIVES. No one can deny that simple fact. And that is why even our stodgy legislatures have passed these essential laws. And if you don’t believe me, here http://www.edgarsnyder.com/news/seatbelts/seat-belts-statistics.html are the cold equations. My #1 Rule of Emergency Medicine has been for the last 20 years: Humans Don’t Make Good Projectiles.

There is another place in history where fame, politics and seat belts intersect. Another character imbued with celebrity, luck and intrigue. But ultimately her death was attributable to one simple fact: she was NOT wearing a seat belt. It wasn’t the CIA, the Queen, the Saudi’s, or the paparazzi. What killed Princess Di was the fact she wasn’t restrained. She flew across the back of the limo thus tearing her aorta from its roots. The only survivor in the car was the bodyguard who was restrained — albeit he did a poor job in not ensuring his charge was buckled up. So it goes: Humans Do Not Make Good Projectiles.

So Sarah, this isn’t some little petty, government intrusion. This is serious as a heart attack business. Being dismissive of something that most every normal kid in this country does as effortlessly as zipping their jeans is wrong. For someone who professes commonsense, the vast majority of Americans know something, and practice daily, what Sarah Palin flagrantly and illegally ignores — nearly 90% of children wear their seat belts. Yet, here is the clear cut evidence that Sarah Palin thinks she is above the law of Alaska. Shame on you Sarah Palin; for even if you claim these were staged car rides, what kind of image are you projecting? Ignorance or scofflaw?

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Our reader Maelewis found this, which leaves no room for debate regarding the safety of passengers traveling in RVs in Alaska:

Here are some Rules of the Road for Alaska, regarding RVs:

Rules of the Road, 2007
ALASKA: Maximum RV width 102 in.; maximum motorhome length 45 ft.; maximum trailer length 40 ft.; maximum length of two-vehicle combination 75 ft. Overnight parking in rest areas allowed, unless posted. RV Safety Requirements: All RVs: flares or reflective signs, fire extinguisher and gas detector. Over 3,000 lbs.: trailer brakes, breakaway switch and safety chains. Driving Laws: Headlight use required on designated highways. Right turn on red permitted, unless posted otherwise. All passengers must wear seat belts; child-restraint safety seats are required for children up to age 4. More Information: Alaska State Troopers, 5700 E. Tudor, Anchorage AK 99507. Emergency number: 911, or *273 on cellular phones.

I’ll repeat the important line: All passengers must wear seat belts; child-restraint safety seats are required for children up to 4 years old

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MicMac sent us this photo, which illustrates Sarah Palin’s hypocrisy or sheer disregard for the bill she signed into law…

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Blueberrytart suggested including a screenshot of Piper not wearing a seatbelt:


(Note: These updates are being added by Regina while Patrick and Kathleen enjoy a well deserved break.)

PALINGATES EXCLUSIVE: SarahPAC paid $ 12,000 to Rebecca A. Mansour and $ 8,000 to Joseph Russo, both formerly lead members of "conservatives4palin"

More strong indications to establish that Rebecca Mansour and Joseph Russo, formerly “conservatives4palin” are Sarah Palin’s mysterious facebook writers – thanks to our fantastic readers!

SarahPAC paid $ 6,000 to Aries Petra Consulting LLC, 12728 Directors Loop, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192 on 12/08/2009 and another $ 6,000 on 10/28/2009 for “Media Consulting”.
The owner of Aries Petra Consulting LLC is none other than the infamous Rebecca A. Mansour, formerly the “lead attack dog” on conservatives4palin.
Here is the screenshot from the database of the Virginia State Corporation Commission:

Aries Petra Consulting 2

So the owner of Aries Petra Consulting is located in Los Angeles.

Guess who also lives at this address?

Aries Petra Consulting 3
Rebecca A. Mansour, one of the founders of C4P and long rumored to be one of the writers who impersonate Sarah Palin on facebook!

Well hidden, but not well hidden enough! Took me just a few clicks to find it out, and the credit for finding the Virgina State Corporation database goes to our reader “Palinoia”!

But that’s not the end of the good news, because our reader “emilypeacock” single-handedly found the proof that the mysterious firm “Callisto Consulting LLC” belongs to nobody else than Joseph Russo – another founding father of crazies4palin!
Callisto Consulting LLC received $ 8,000 from SarahPAC in two amounts on 10/28/2009 and 11/27/2009.
Callisto Consulting LLC is located in 904 D St, Millville, New Jersey 08332, which is coincidentally also the address of Joseph Russo!
BUSTED!
This also gives me an opportunity to look back on Rebecca A. Mansour’s long history of abusing others – karma is a bitch!
See for example here:

RA Mansour from C4P claims Kim Chatman leaked report 2

Rebecca Mansour - Sick motherfucker

The “sick motherf***er” is yours truly! 😉

More info will follow.

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UPDATE:

Just 3 weeks ago, someone left a highly revealing comment on the blog of wingut Dan Riehl.

The comment reads:

“The so-called “adults” at C4P left in June 2009, after a sojourn in Alaska where they had a tete-a-tete with Palin. I use the term “adult” advisedly, because the erstwhile owner of the blog, seemingly having turned it over to some of the more vociferous contributors back in June, had an erratic hand in managing the information she allowed to remain in blog comments, once posted. Dissenting opinions tended, and still do, to disappear, usually with accompanying profanities.

If anyone were ever to find out the names of Palin’s “spokespeople” other than the well-known Meg Stapleton, I think you’d find those C4P “adults” in that group.

Posted by: WebmistressEMC Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 10:02 AM”

Screenshot:

C4P - RAM and JR meeting

I believe that this commenter spoke the truth and that Rebecca Mansour, Joseph Russo and most likely also Tim Lindell had a meeting with Sarah Palin in June 2009. This time line is entirely consistent with the other information which is available, because around this time, the three suddenly left C4P without any explanation. Now it is pretty clear to me what really happened and who impersonated Sarah Palin on facebook since that time.
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UPDATE 2:
Joseph Russo had a blog together with C4P-nasty Toki De La Vega earlier in 2009. The blog was called “Fist of the North Star”. It doesn’t exist any more, but screenshots have survived. Look what wonderful stuff Sarah Palin’s “employee” Joseph Russo was willing to be held responsible for – even though this particular post was written by his friend Toki.
Sarah Palin surely knows how to choose her “employees” – just the best and brightest and with the highest personal integrity!
It’s too heavy to post here – see the links to my flickr:

LINK 1

LINK 2

LINK 3

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UPDATE 3:

Our friend snowbilly from “Palin’s Q&A + fun” had just proven in a blogpost on Saturday that Sarah Palin doesn’t actually know what is posted in her name on facebook:

PROOF! Sarah Palin Doesn’t Write OR Read Her Facebook Posts – UPDATED

Tuesday, Sarah Palin commended N.O.W. on Facebook; Thursday, she slammed them — for not doing what she had praised them for doing on Tuesday!

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UPDATE 4:

A particularly nasty example of how Rebecca Mansour used to deal with “enemies” (=anybody who doesn’t regard Sarah Palin as unfailable godlike superwoman) is her exchange with Ennealogic from June 2009 – coincidentally just around the time when RAM was meeting Sarah Palin:

http://threebrain.blogspot.com/2009/06/over-top-c4p-cant-handle-truth.html

RAM wrote:

Re: Ejected from C4P…

Monday, June 8, 2009 1:16 AM

From: “R. A. Mansour”
To: “Lee Franklin”

“Trig (Palin, right?)”

That’s it. Now you are banned for life, you sick son of a bitch.

“may not subscribe” to my beliefs?

Yes, I would also delete and ban racists, Obama birth certificate truthers, and Holocaust deniers.

You are at home with those people.

Don’t ever come back to my blog. Don’t email me again. Your emails are going in my SPAM filter.

Ennealogic was very polite in the previous email exchange, as is visible on her blog.

“Sick son of a bitch”?

Do people like Rebecca Mansour realize that their abuse gives us lots of “extra” motivation to expose Sarah Palin?

I think we have to take a very close look at the C4P Webathon for Sarah Palin’s “Alaska Fund Trust” now which started in mid-June 2009 – apparently just at the time when RAM and the others were secretly meeting Sarah Palin.

Al Capone redux?

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Palingates back to old home

Paligates on WordPress didn’t last very long and we’re back at the old address:

http://palingates.blogspot.com/

I will post relevant comments that arrived here on the top thread over there, OK?

Sorry for the inconvenience, I couldn’t get used to the WordPress interface and went back to the easier to use Blogger…

That’s what happens when people decide to blog at a ripe old age!

Struggling!

Going back...

Going back...

I’m seriously struggling with this new site. I moved here to be able to filter comments without full moderation, but what’s the point if I can’t easily blog and play around with all my graphics and other bits and pieces?

I have taken all the tutorials, but I’m not enjoying this new home. I feel like an intruder…

Tell you what: I’m going back! I’ll revamp the old blog and keep a close eye on the comments so certain people can’t cause any serious mischief.

Sorry for the inconvenience, but I’m having withdrawal symptoms because I can’t blog properly.

Maybe I’m too old to learn new tricks!

Love you all, see you back home, on this address.

Welcome

Welcome to the new palingates. I’m still learning to use all the facilities, but will have a decent post published soon!moving-house