Posts Tagged ‘politics’

Obama/Anti-Palin Rally Links

So many people have come to this site because of my rally photos, I’ve decided to make them easily accessible.

Click on these links to go directly to the photos:

Alaskan Women Reject Palin rally

Alaskans for Truth rally photos

Alaska Obama rally

Alaska Obama event (human logo)

Video of the Alaska Obama event (human logo)

And…here’s my very own youtube video of the event: click here.

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Spot the mistake

Can you spot the problem in Ms. Palin’s statement?

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Well, I’ll be YouTubed!

Here’s what I did Saturday:

If you look very closely, you can see me at the very top of the blue arc.

Nah, just kidding. You can’t see me at all. I promise, though, I was there!

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Kudos to ADN

I never thought I’d be proud of the Anchorage Daily News. Well, today I am. They have officially endorsed Barack Obama. You can read the full article here.

So, onward and upward, Alaska! Let’s start preparing for the coming home party for Sister Sarah. It should be a doozy!

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I *heart* Colin Powell

Some will say that Colin Powell is giving Barack Obama his vote simply because he is African-American. Watch this video and tell me that General Powell hasn’t given his endorsement a serious amount of thought.

Obama/O’Biden ’08!

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Oh Happy Day!

Well, we did it. Who is “we” and what did “we” do, you ask? “We” are Alaskans for Truth, and the “what” is that the seven Alaska state employees have agreed to testify! I swear, I haven’t felt this good since before August 29th. I’m so happy I could burst out in song. Okay, maybe not, but close.

Hmmm…does this mean I have to move Talis Colberg from my “Bad Guys” list to my “Good Guys” list? Um…not yet.

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Alaska Obama Rally Photos

The following pictures were taken by me on Saturday, October 4th at the Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage, Alaska. I surmise there were probably around 1,500 people there, but reports are in at 1,200.

For Alaskans For Truth rally photos, click HERE.

For Alaskan Women Reject Palin rally photos, click HERE.

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24 hours. It lasted just 24 hours. 24 hours between when we found out Troopergate would continue and when it was back in the hands of the court. I am too tired to rehash the details of today’s installation of “How Alaska Turns,” so I’ll redirect you to Mudflats. You should read the comments, too, since several of the loyal readers are lawyers. It is a very interesting discussion. I’m proud to be a Mudpuppy.

Because of the complete pile of dog poo that this whole mess has become, I’ve started losing track of who’s on what side. I started a Good Guys/Bad Guys spreadsheet and will continue to add to it as things move along. I wish I’d started it on August 29th.

Here’s what I have so far:

Good Guys

State Rep Les Gara
State Rep Kim Elton
State Rep Lyda Green
State Rep Bill Wilechowski
Judge Peter Michalski

Bad Guys
State Legislator Wes Keller
State Legislator Mike Kelly
State Legislator Fred Dyson
State Legislator Tom Wagoner
State Legislator Carl Gatto
State Legislator Bob Lynn
Attorney General Talis Colberg
Attorney Kevin Clarkson

Who did I miss?

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The whole world seems to be writing about the debate tonight, and I’m no different. I spent the evening watching the debate at the Beartooth TheaterPub here in Anchorage, Alaska. I spotted SMR from Mudflats, which was neat because we’ve never actually met except in the comments section, but I didn’t get to talk to her. She walked out of the theater and I couldn’t find her before I had to go home. Oh, well. Maybe next time. At least I know her real name now!

Watching the debate with 99% Obama supporters sure was a blast. We had our debate BINGO cards, one of our members supplied white T-shirts and fabric markers, and of course, a pitcher of beer and a tasty chicken ranch pizza. What more could we have asked for?

As the debate commenced, I found myself increasingly in love with Joe Biden. I’ve never given much thought about Biden before, but I truly think he’s a wonderful person. He’s ready to be Vice-President tomorrow. At one point, I leaned over to my friend and said, “Can I vote for Biden for President?”

I didn’t win at BINGO, but I came close. I got “McCain,” “middle class,” “heartbeat away,” “outsider,” “foreign oil,” “energy independence,” “Al Qaeda,” “maverick (six times),” “main street,” and “drill.” In fact, every time she said “maverick,” people (okay, I’m included in there) shouted, “MAVERICK!!” and we’d all cheer (and some people drank). It was a riot.

Here are some notes I took whilst watching:


-“bless their hearts” (is she talking about the oil companies?? Bless their hearts?)

-She winked. Gag.

-“Doggone it”

-“Her reward will be in heaven.” (The audience groaned when she said this one.)

-Ifill: Do you support legislation to keep homeowners in bankruptcy? Palin: Energy, energy, energy

-Iran’s lack of women’s rights? WTF? She’s really talking about women’s rights? Is she crazy?

-“John McCain knows how to win a war.” (Which one? Vietnam? Nope. Iraq? Nah. Hmmm…)

-“maverick” six times!

-“greed and corruption” three times! (She might be referring to herself here, I’m not sure.)

-“What is your weakest trait?” She didn’t answer the question, just talked about her background.

-Is she listening to the questions at all?

-Obama/O’Biden. Did she really just call Biden O’Biden? That’s almost as good as O’Merkeley. I’m putting that on the back of my T-shirt. Obama/O’Biden ’08!

-Biden is giving lots of specific solutions to problems. She’s only giving us sound bites that we’ve heard a hundred times.

-I love the “Ultimate Bridge to Nowhere” comment from Biden about the McCain tax plan. (The crowd goes WILD!)

So, that’s it for my post-debate commentary. I sure did have a great time tonight. I’m sure the pundits will spin it in her favor, but the polls are already saying Biden won handily. Either way, SNL should be good on Saturday.

Good night, and I’d like to give a SHOUT OUT to the 3rd graders over at Gladys Wood Elementary School!!

UPDATE: If you want to experience the BearTooth Viewing Party for yourself, click HERE.

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Alaskans for Truth Rally Photos

The rally this afternoon was fun, to be sure. I showed up at about 12:10 pm, and it looked like there were already a couple hundred people there, standing along the sidewalk, waving signs and cheering. Cars were honking quite regularly, which of course, whipped up the crowd even more. I personally only saw two cars pass by that gave the “thumbs down,” but no one was rude, there was no shouting or confrontations. In fact, I did not see a single person from the opposing side.

I walked around and took pictures for a bit, and then let S. cruise around on the grass. The speakers began and we all gathered ’round. CC from KUDO whipped us all up first and got us all n the rallying mood. Several more speakers took the stage and then Shannyn Moore. Man, she is one hilarious Alaskan. Check out her site at http://www.shannynmoore.wordpress.com.

More speakers took their turn but my back was killing me (that’s whart carryting a 24-lb toddler on your back will do), so I decided to leave. I made my way to the back of the crowd and called to be picked up by Husband Extraordinaire. As I was waiting for my ride, Walt Monegan’s mom, Betty took the stage and explained how hard it had been to watch her son go through such a painful thrashing by SWWNBN and Co. There weren’t many dry eyes in the crowd, methinks.

Overall, it was a wonderful experience. I think there were around 1,000 people there, but we’ll have to wait and see what kinds of “official” counts are posted. Oh, and I wore my Mudflats boots, but only saw one other person wearing theirs. I didn’t get a chance to talk to her, however, since I spotted her during the speeches and by the time I looked around again, she was gone. AKM perhaps?

Furfy, the puppy

Furfy, the puppy

Walt Monegan's mom, Betty

Walt Monegan's mom, Betty

Shannyn Moore

Shannyn Moore

Click here for Shannyn Moore’s website.

For pictures of the Alaskan Women Reject Palin rally (9/14/08) click here.

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