Archive for September, 2008

It’s CineMonday! But…

I know, I’m a slacker. I just don’t feel like reviewing today. Or maybe it’s because the only movie I’ve partially watched this week is 25 minutes of 28 Days Later. That’s right, another zombie movie. My husband is on a zombie kick right now, and just finished 28 Weeks Later while I was at church.

I’ll tell you this, though, do NOT, I repeat, do not watch a zombie movie (a real zombie movie, not a funny one like Shaun of the Dead or Fido) while you eat dinner. I made that mistake last night. Not good.

Anyway, 28 Days Later is a real zombie movie, in that 1. it’s not funny, 2. it’s very very bloody, 3. it freaks me out, 4. I had to leave the room. So, not a real review, just a note to say if you’re into blood, screaming, people running for their lives, etc., 28 Days is where it’s at.


P.S. I promise I’ll have a real review next Monday. What? Don’t you trust me?

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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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Here We Go Again!

Tomorrow at noon(ish) you know where I’ll be. The Alaskans for Truth Rally. I ordered my Mudflats boots but I don’t think they’re going to get here in time. I’ll be wearing rain boots, though, even if they’re not bright yellow. I’m hoping my fellow Mudflatters will wear theirs.

One interesting difference between the Alaskan Women Reject Palin rally and the Alaskans for Truth (AFT) rally: the AFT rally will be comprised of people from across the aisle. I look forward to meeting people who are Democrat, Republican, Independent or none-of-the-above. It should be an interesting mix of people who have all decided that honesty and truth belong in our government. We are demanding truth. We are demanding honesty. We are demanding openness.

We will be standing up to people like Talis Colberg, who is back in the state and back in action. He has now filed paperwork to declare the subpoenas illegal and the investigation a fraud. Gotta love a Governor-appointed Attorney General, huh? I personally believe this man should be disbarred and thrown in jail for his actions in the past few weeks. I have no respect for someone who would knowingly use his office to persuade state employees to break the law, and who wants a perfectly legal investigation to be stopped because it might make his boss look bad. I’ll say it again: FOR SHAME, Talis Colberg. You deserve whatever you get for this.

See you tomorrow!

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Sign Ideas, Please

Hi everyone, I need some help deciding which sign to bring to the Alaskans for Truth rally on Saturday.

Here are my ideas:

1. You can cover up the truth but it’s till the TRUTH


3. The cover up is worse than the lie

4. Open, No
Transparent, Yes

Please leave me a comment and tell me which one you prefer, or give me another idea so I can steal it!

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Come on down to the Park Strip on Saturday. I’ll be there, will you?

Hold Palin Accountable Rally

Saturday, September 27th, Noon – 2:00 pm

Downtown Park Strip between I and L Streets, and 9th and 10th.

Main Stage at the Veterans’ Memorial, east end of the park.

Join your Alaskan neighbors in demanding that:

* Gov. Palin uphold her promise to us for an “open, honest & transparent” government.
* Gov. Palin uphold her promise to us to cooperate fully with the independent investigation as initiated by the bi-partisan Legislative Council.

We, the People of Alaska, also

* Demand the immediate resignation of Attorney General Talis Colberg.
* Demand the McCain campaign immediately remove itself and its influence from our state and local government.
* Demand the McCain Campaign ends its attorney, Ed O’Callahan’s unlawful intrusion into our Department of Law.

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Simply. Awesome.

Thanks to the Immoral Minority, I found this excellent comic strip. Usually I don’t read the comics, but this might make me start reading Doonesbury just to see what it’ll say.

Here are a couple of images I downloaded from http://www.adn.com, where there is a Sarah Palin gallery of photos you can scroll through. Yesterday, there were 89 images to choose from. Here are my favorites:

I don't even want to know.

I don't even want to know.

Nice jacket, Suze Orman.

Nice jacket, Suze Orman.

Hmmm... what exactly is she saying here?

Hmmm... what exactly is she saying here?

Moose nose.  Okay, fine, it's not Sarah.  But you've gotta admit, it's pretty cute, huh?

Moose nose. Okay, fine, it's not Sarah. But you've gotta admit, it's pretty cute, huh?

Oh, and here’s the funniest thing I’ve seen online today (found on www.mudflats.wordpress.com):

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, his doctor struck up a conversation. Eventually the topic got around to Sarah Palin.

The old rancher said, “Well, ya know, Palin is a ‘Post Turtle’.”

The doctor said “What’s a ‘Post Turtle’ ?”

The old rancher said, “When you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a ‘Post Turtle’.”

The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor’s face so he continued to explain. “You know she didn’t get up there by herself, she don’t belong up there, she don’t know what to do while she’s up there, and you just wonder what kind of dummy put her up there to begin with.”

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Another Palin Lie?

The Anchorage Daily News is reporting the following:

“Last Friday, (investigator) Branchflower said a former employee of Harbor Adjustment Service, Johanna Grasso, contacted a tip line. Grasso testified under oath regarding a conversation she had with Wilkes about a worker’s compensation claim from Wooten.

Wooten is the governor’s former brother in law, who went through a bitter divorce with governor Palin’s sister.

At the hearing, Branchflower read from Grasso’s testimony.

Grasso wrote, “Well I remember at one point in the conversation she had mentioned or said something to the effect that either the governor or the governor’s office wanted this claim denied and I remember my response being, why? I don’t care if it’s the president that wants the claim denied I’m not going to deny it unless I have the medical evidence to do that.” (Emphasis mine)

Click http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=9043714&nav=menu510_2 for the full story.

I say GOOD FOR YOU, Johanna Grasso. We need more people to stand up for what’s right. We need more people in the know to put the people of Alaska and the United States above the Governor and above themselves. Let’s hope more people will do what’s right and not bow under the pressure from McCain/Palin. To quote George Orwell, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.“ (Thanks to Shannyn Moore for this quote. Disturbingly accurate, I’m afraid.)

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Movie: Fido
Year: 2006
Starring: Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly
Genre: Comedy, Zombie
Rated: R for zombie-related violence
Runtime: 91 minutes
Stars: Four out of five

I, admittedly, do not love zombie movies. After seeing Fido, however, I might be starting to change my mind.

Fido is a zombie who lives in the town of Willard in the 1950’s. Many zombies live and work in Willard due to space dust that settled over the town and made the dead come alive. After the zombie wars, the town has learned to live with this unsettling problem. Zomcon, a corporation created to control and put zombies to work, has the people of Willard feeling safe again.

Fido lives with Timmy Robinson and his family, but Timmy treats Fido more like a pet (and eventually a father) than a zombie. This, obviously, creates friction in the family. ‘Nuff said.

You must see this movie. It is frickin’ hilarious. I loved it.

One of my favorite quotes from the movie: Carrie-Anne Moss talking to her on-screen husband says, “Just because your father tried to eat you…does that mean we all have to be unhappy? Forever?”

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Troopergate Petition

To those of you, like me, who are outraged OUTRAGED at the recent turn of events in the Troopergate scandal, go to http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stop-the-alaska-troopergate-cover-up.html and sign the online petition that demands that Sarah Palin cooperate fully with the law.

It might not do any good in the long run, but at least it will make a statement, and for me, it makes me feel just a little bit better. They are trying to gather 1 million signatures. Wouldn’t that be something?

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True Colors

I was listening to Rick Rydell this morning on AM 650, and he was talking about what the punishment could be for the 11 state employees who will ignore their subpoena. He said that the maximum fine could be up to $500 or up to 6 months in jail. That’s right, I said a piddly fine or 1-6 months in jail. I’m hoping they impose the jail time, because otherwise we may never get to the bottom of this.

In related news, our esteemed Attorney General, Talis Colberg, who was hand-picked by Governor Palin (where he was a writer of wills in the valley), had advised said state employees to break the law. He has told the head of the investigation that they will not participate because they are caught in the middle between their duty as state employees and their “loyalty to the Governor.” Loyalty to the Governor? Since when do state employees put loyalty to the Governor over the law? Oh, that’s right, since August 29th. So, Mr. Colberg made the announcement and then skipped town. He’s in Kansas “on vacation.” Riiiiiigghht.

Shouldn’t we expect our Attorney General to follow the law? Shouldn’t he be setting an example for the state? For shame, Mr. Colberg, for shame. Your loyalty should be to the people of Alaska. This is one Alaskan who finds this whole affair sordid and embarrassing. Let’s hope the Legislature has the guts to stand up to those in our government who are showing their true colors- yellow.

A picture is worth 1,000 words.

A picture is worth 1,000 words.

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