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 arwen52
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Does anyone besides me find the performance Bristol Palin, self-described "Advocate against teen pregnancy," the height of irony? Not to mention her mom's gushing over her? And getting lots of "nonpolitical" exposure in the "lamestream media" for free?

Someone please tell me why these people are so popular ins spite of such over-the-top inanity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89yiGsd2ARA&feature=related
 FrankNStein902
Joined: 12/26/2009
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Posted: 11/22/2010 1:24:13 PM
Does anyone besides me find the performance Bristol Palin, self-described "Advocate against teen pregnancy," the height of irony? Not to mention her mom's gushing over her? And getting lots of "nonpolitical" exposure in the "lamestream media" for free?

and that is what it is all about.

It is not about the type of attention you get it is about the amount.

The exposure the Palin clan creates and the seemingly lack of a back bone to call this taco on her BS is one of the main reasons America has lost its credibility.

Well that and they allow anonymous donations to political campaigns, ergo those elections are bought and paid for.




Someone please tell me why these people are so popular ins spite of such over-the-top inanity.

It is not in spite of the, it is because of the over-the-top inanity.

This thread is a good example.

In America to be relevant you do not have to be right, you just have to get noticed.

Most other countries you would be label a nutter and no one would give you the time of day.

The fact she can say stuff like this:
"And Alaska -- we're set up, unlike other states in the union, where it's collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs. ... It's to maximize benefits for Alaskans, not an individual company, not some multinational somewhere, but for Alaskans."
--Sarah Palin, explaining the windfall profits tax that she imposed on the oil industry in Alaska as a mechanism for ensuring that Alaskans "share in the wealth" generated by oil companies, New Yorker interview, Sept. 2008

..and still people believe her, proves that when those mutli-billionaire Koch brothers decided to fund a so called grass roots political party to protect their interests (ie. getting rid of the EPA and lighting up on emissions laws) they picked a good one.



All of it is basically proof that it does not matter what side of the table the media is on, they are only in it for one thing.

Profits.

Because if they they had the viewers best interest in mind this twit would only be on one channel.

So by all networks paying attention to her, because they know it generates rating, they are validating her existence thus giving her the attention she wants.



Oh and the whole Brsitol advocating teen pregnancy is just another way for her to gain attention. Like really how many kids has this kid had. One we know for sure and there is a pretty good chanch that the baby that her mom claims is actually Bristol's.


I am just waiting for when there is a big family rift and it all comes out.
 arwen52
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Bristol Palin, Advocate to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Posted: 11/22/2010 1:27:11 PM

The fact she can say stuff like this:
"And Alaska -- we're set up, unlike other states in the union, where it's collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs. ... It's to maximize benefits for Alaskans, not an individual company, not some multinational somewhere, but for Alaskans."
--Sarah Palin, explaining the windfall profits tax that she imposed on the oil industry in Alaska as a mechanism for ensuring that Alaskans "share in the wealth" generated by oil companies, New Yorker interview, Sept. 2008


Sounds like socialism, doesn't it?
 carolann0308
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Posted: 11/22/2010 1:36:22 PM
I found the entire speech about "this is my pregnant teenage daughter and her BF, they are getting married" at the convention to be purely nauseating. Who in their right mind would pressure teenagers to marry like that? Why compound one mistake with another?

It's like putting Lidsay Lohan in a Vodka ad.
 RushLuv
Joined: 4/16/2009
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Posted: 11/22/2010 1:42:49 PM
People can thank John McCain for opening those can of worms.
 FrankNStein902
Joined: 12/26/2009
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Posted: 11/22/2010 1:44:17 PM

I found the entire speech about "this is my pregnant teenage daughter and her BF, they are getting married" at the convention to be purely nauseating. Who in their right mind would pressure teenagers to marry like that? Why compound one mistake with another?

The kind of person that would quit their job to avoid having to go in front of a panel to answer to corruption charges and leave the state in a complete financial mess. (Palin Left Alaska With Debts Equal to 70 Percent of Its GDP)

Also the same type of person that would make you pay for your own rape kit.

Basically the worst kind of person, a hypocrite.
 daynadaze
Joined: 2/11/2008
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Bristol Palin, Advocate to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Posted: 11/22/2010 2:00:06 PM
Bristol Palin is a product for her mom's ambition. Never did Sarah imagine that her daughter getting knocked up by some**** loser would play into her pocket so well, if she really cared about this lost child she would not use her for more attention. The whole family seems off, I wouldn't believe a word Palin says. As for Bristol and her abstinence remarks, I'm betting she's has plenty of sex whenever Levi shows up pretending to want to make up. She's a silly child with low self-esteem and parents too busy to raise her. My opinion. I think more teens would think her having money and not having to worry about feeding her child makes for making her 'mistake' to look either romantic or at least do-able. Most pregnant teens are not in Bristol Palin's place, and won't be getting celebrity status.
 xxxDINOxxx
Joined: 8/12/2009
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Posted: 11/22/2010 2:09:50 PM

People can thank John McCain for opening those can of worms.


Definitely . Possibly the capstone to his outstanding political career. Introducing the country to this half-witted wingnut from Alaska and her family. What an interesting gene pool indeed.

Then again, if there were no "market" for her type here, it wouldn't have mattered. She's popular because (disturbingly) there is a large enough percentage of Americans who actually are in line with her politically and feel they relate to her on a personal level. And she came along (or was brought onto the scene let's say) at a tense time (that is, when the country had just elected the first black President, and one with a foreign-sounding name...).

Having said that, I hope and pray the GOP is dumb enough to try to run her in '12. Or even have her on their ticket as VP. She will sink their ship once again, just as she did last time (even though in '08 basically anyone running as GOP -- which was then seen strictly as the party of Bush/Cheney -- at that time was doomed).
 verygreeneyez
Joined: 3/15/2006
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Posted: 11/22/2010 2:11:41 PM
GEEEEEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! For the first time in 4+++ years here, I have absolutely NOTHING to add.

(Oh, wait. Get her OFF Dancing With The Stars ~ the girl can't dance!!!)
 nipoleon
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Posted: 11/22/2010 2:14:07 PM

"And Alaska -- we're set up, unlike other states in the union, where it's collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs. ... It's to maximize benefits for Alaskans, not an individual company, not some multinational somewhere, but for Alaskans."
--Sarah Palin, explaining the windfall profits tax that she imposed on the oil industry in Alaska as a mechanism for ensuring that Alaskans "share in the wealth" generated by oil companies, New Yorker interview, Sept. 2008

In all fairness, Sarah had nothing to do with Alaska's oil profit sharing system. It's been in place since before she was even a beauty contestant, for all Alaska citizens
Being a Republican, I doubt Sarah would ever approve such a thing if it were proposed today.
The rub about that is, if you maintain your Alaska residency status, you can live anywhere you want and still get your check once a year.

I'd be more impressed with Bristol if she were an advocate for contraception and abortion rights. But of course, her mother being who she is, she could hardly do that, now could she ?
 arwen52
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Posted: 11/22/2010 2:20:54 PM

In all fairness, Sarah had nothing to do with Alaska's oil profit sharing system. It's been in place since before she was even a beauty contestant, for all Alaska citizens
Being a Republican, I doubt Sarah would ever approve such a thing if it were proposed today.
The rub about that is, if you maintain your Alaska residency status, you can live anywhere you want and still get your check once a year.


True. But she's boasting about it. Isn't that a bit hypocritical?
 nipoleon
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Posted: 11/22/2010 4:40:57 PM
Absolutely hypocritical !
The Alaskan profit sharing program is more socialist than any socialist nation on Earth would ever try. It's a pure government give away, share the wealth program and she acts like she thought of it.
This is pretty routine for Republicans now-a-days though. They criticize Obama for a stimulus program which Bush originated, then they smile for the cameras while they give the money away like it was all their doing .
 *Just Jim*
Joined: 7/6/2007
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Posted: 11/22/2010 4:53:52 PM

Does anyone besides me find the performance Bristol Palin, self-described "Advocate against teen pregnancy," the height of irony? Not to mention her mom's gushing over her? And getting lots of "nonpolitical" exposure in the "lamestream media" for free?


No & not until she does ,"Most Dangerous Catches" & "Ice road truckers" then she will get my vote! lol
 SweetnessInFlorida
Joined: 6/26/2008
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Posted: 11/22/2010 9:36:43 PM
Shouldnt an advocate to prevent teen pregnancy, be someone who has not...ummm...gotten knocked up as a teen?

Im gonna go advocate aginst smoking with a Marlboro hanging out of my mouth. And against alcoholism while downing some Absolut.
 daynadaze
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Posted: 11/23/2010 12:21:09 AM
Well the big claim is that at least she had the baby and didn't have an abortion....because they are preaching a kind of religion where making mistakes are fine for them but others need to follow the rules. An abortion - sin, premarital sex and a child out of wedlock - some sort of role modeling. The hypocrisy is mind blowing but so common that some are accepting it as some kind of moral high road. I hope Bristol has learned from her mistakes but I doubt it since as soon as Levi the Loser offered her himself again she jumped for it, then when he withdrew it she bashed him again. I thinks she's lonely, she hasn't had much of parental involvement and she's confused. It's not that I'm a big ole prude, I just get sick of being preached to by people doing exactly what they bray against.
 Casper66
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Posted: 11/23/2010 12:33:58 AM
^^^ I agree completely, I believe this family would do just about anything to remain in the public eye. Sarah Palin would sell her own mother for an extra 15 minutes of airtime, just watch how she has aligned herself with the teaparty movement, using them and anyone else to position herself into a position of political power, would not be surprised if she tries for the presidency. I very scary thought.
 OMG!WTF!
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Posted: 11/23/2010 6:18:37 AM
I completely disagree with the hypocrite label. The best advice you can get is from someone who has experience. We send bratty little twerps...sorry...at risk youth...to jails to talk with inmates not because we want to give them a lesson in hypocrisy, but because people who have made the same mistakes often provide the best advice. It would be more hypocritical for, umm, I dunno, Paris Hilton, who isn't a teenaged mom, to voice an opinion on teenaged pregnancy while banging every guy with a video camera in town. If we never accepted advice from people who have had contrary experience we'd all be very lost. There's a difference between...


Im gonna go advocate aginst smoking with a Marlboro hanging out of my mouth. And against alcoholism while downing some Absolut.


...and making a mistake, living with the consequences, and then suggesting people don't go down the same road.
 motown cowgirl
Joined: 6/30/2010
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Posted: 11/23/2010 6:26:56 AM
wasilla hillbillies.... whatta buncha self-absorbed opportunists, leeching off the public tit. just like any other politician out there, but tackier. now they're starting to breed. :vomit:

i used to think there's no sound i could despise more than the sound of hillary clinton's voice. now i've actually found it in sarah palin's nasally, hectoring tone. she'll be running for president! i can't wait to see her take a stab at driving this country a little deeper into the crapper.

oh and LOL @ carolann!
 justwant2no
Joined: 11/14/2007
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Posted: 11/23/2010 7:31:29 AM
I just can't wrap my brain around how someone who quit their job as Governor could ever be considered for President. How does that work? "So, Ms. Palin, what are your qualifications?" "Well, I was Governer of Alaska for a while, till I decided I didn't want to deal with it anymore. Then I put out some books and a reality TV show."
Oh yeah, THAT's who I want to vote for!!
 HalftimeDad
Joined: 5/29/2005
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Posted: 11/23/2010 8:05:39 AM
Everything seems to have changed. I wouldn't write off Ms Palin's chances. When I go to the supermarket I see the same magazines at the checkout that you do. As often as not, the faces on the covers of these magazines are people I don't recognize. Apparently they're all reality show contestants or attention whores.

It used to be that if your face could sell magazines it meant you had done something. Now, more magazines are sold by people who have done nothing. In kind of an absurdist way, le Courvesier's (sp?) maxim of "Less is more" has been taken to extremes. I think Sarah actually increased her odds of winning the nomination by quitting a job with responsibilities in order to swan around on reality TV.

Bristol Palin as a reborn virgin fits the reality TV/absurd drama that works. Her husband should start sleeping with hookers next - trans Asian hookers if possible. Ratings boffo!
 DayTripLover
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Posted: 11/23/2010 12:42:22 PM
Actually, I remember shortly after the 2008 election, Bristol came out and said that abstinence doesn't work, and by the week was over her tune was totally changed back to abstinence does work. Gee, I wonder who had a talk with her?
 JRodriguez81
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Posted: 11/23/2010 1:42:31 PM

It's pure comedy watching liberals complain about the Palin's. Keep them coming



You're living in fantasy land, if you believe its JUST "liberals" that dislike Palin, buddy.


She is an over -the-top circus carny act to most sane, level headed individuals. And most people KNOW this.
 Casper66
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Posted: 11/23/2010 1:54:58 PM
Message 21, many Republicians can't stand her either, during a recent interview with Barbara Bush, she also indicated her dislike for Sarah Palin.
As for Bristol, we all make mistakes, but her circumstances are far different then most teen Mothers face, she has money and can afford to raise the child. Funny thing is that Kate Gosslin was critized for being on DWTS and not being home with her children, wonder who is taking care of Bristol's kid right now, not that I agree that Moms can't be away from the kids for abit, she just seems to be getting a free pass on the show and should have been gone long before this.
 Stray__Cat
Joined: 7/12/2006
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Posted: 11/23/2010 9:23:21 PM
I've been biting my tongue on this one.
so hard it's been bleeding.

I mean I hate to beat up on young moms.
And even if she has no talent at all.... atleast she's earning for her kid.

and lets face it,
only in America can a no talent young mom be on
Dancing with Former Famous Folks.
and do well.

Since she is a unwed~mom~advocate~spokesgirl~person,
She should advocate that EVERY show have an unwed mom...
needing to earn to raise her kid.
and since they set the talent bar so low...
I figure that would be about all of em.

Keep em employed.
Off the streets.
money is good.
So off the welfare too.

I don't think Kate Goslin would mind.
 MsMicki
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Posted: 11/23/2010 10:04:44 PM

Does anyone besides me find the performance Bristol Palin, self-described "Advocate against teen pregnancy," the height of irony?


Why? Isn't she allowed to learn from her mistake?
and teach others from her mistake?
I think she is the perfect example for teens to see the consequences of her actions.
Bristol's mother, and her following, may not be to your liking......but it's not
fair to hold that against her.
She is doing her Advocacy...and working a job as a secretary to help support her child.
She is not sitting at home expecting her parents to support her and her child.
I give her kudo's for accepting the invitation to step outside her "box" and try her
hand at dancing. Why shouldn't she enjoy a new challenge? Just because her mother is Sarah Palin?
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