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I just got back from the rally at the Loussac Library here in Anchorage, Alaska. There were around 100 people there, and many had creative signs. Here are a few shots I took:

The crowd at the Loussac Library around 9:45 am

The crowd at the Loussac Library around 9:45 am

"Screw You Alaska, It's All About Me" and "Ignorance is Bliss only in Sarahland:  Fund Our Schools!" My daughter wearing her "I Deserve Better" cape.

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The crowd gathers to hear Shannyn Moore speak.

The crowd gathers to hear Shannyn Moore speak.

The crowd listens to Shannyn.

The crowd listens to Shannyn.

The Caucus begins.

The Caucus begins.

For some video and an article on KTUU.com click here. Here’s the link to the article over at Mudflats, where my daughter gets a shout out from AKM herself!

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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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I admit that I haven’t given this site my full attention lately. I can explain, I really can. You see, I’ve been chosen as one of the lucky few to be a moderator over at the Mudflats Forum. I now get to have a behind-the-scenes look at the forum and all it’s inner-workings. I love the other mods and admins over there, and I hold them all in high esteem. I am fortunate to be allowed behind the curtain, so to speak, into the inner sanctum. Please, join us at the forum. It is what you make of it, and personally, I’m having a blast. You are all welcome to come and enjoy the ongoing discussion.

In other news, this morning I spent an hour and a half in 25 degree weather (my hands are still numb from the cold- kind of makes it hard to type) at an Alaska for Obama event. This time, we were instructed to come wearing black pants and ready to make a larger-than-life Obama sign out of human bodies. Good thing I happened to wear my blue down jacket, because soon after I arrived at the Park Strip, I realized that I must have missed part of the email. There were a suspicious number of people wearing red. Especially for an Obama event.

So we split up into three sections: those wearing red, those wearing white, and those wearing blue. We stood around for awhile while the organizers did whatever it is that organizers do. Finally we got into formation. We started with the American flag, and then moved into the Obama sign. It was fun but very cold. I should’ve worn my hat, and my heavier gloves.

Here are the pictures I took at the event. I had heard that the pictures and/or video will be posted over at the Obama site, but I don’t know when or if that will happen. If I hear anything, I’ll post it here or over at the Alaskan Lodge in the Forum.

Oh, and I guess there were about 1,000 people there. Yippee!

If you squint, you can see the guy with the camera in the hotel room

A real Alaskan bear

A real Alaskan bear

Senator Obama mingling with the crowd

Senator Obama mingling with the crowd

UPDATE: We made the paper! There’s an article and picture of the flag from the hotel window here.

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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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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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Rally Photos Galore! Updated

All morning Saturday, I was feeling pretty nervous and jittery. I was heading for the AWRP rally at the Loussac Library at noon. I had decided that it didn’t matter how many people were at the rally, I was going to go and express my opinion about our lovely Governor Palin. I pictured maybe 15-20 women and a few Eddie Burke supporters trying to keep us from doing what we were there to do.

I had invited my friend to go with me the day before but she hadn’t seemed interested. As I drove toward the library, I got a phone call on my cell. It was my friend, and she was on her way to meet me. I was thrilled because I wasn’t sure how this whole thing was going to go down, and to be honest, my friend could kick Eddie Burke’s ass.

As I turned the corner on 36th Ave., I saw the crowd. My heart started thumping. I realized that there was no way I was going to be able to park in the library parking lot, so I headed across the street to the Century 16 movie theater lot. After I parked, my friend pulled up and we started heading for the crowd. We could hear a drum beating, horns honking and the crowd cheering. As we got closer, we saw a woman storming up and down the median shouting, “No-Bam-A” at the cheering crowd. Boy, was she mad. We avoided her, crossed the street and began our way up and down the crowd, marveling at the amazing array of signs. It was so inspiring. We spent quite a bit of time taking pictures of signs and marveling at the beauty of the scene.

We climbed up the hill to get a better perspective of the crowd. It stretched from one end of the block to the other. I estimated around 1,000 people, mostly women, but men, too, and some children and dogs. As we walked back down the hill, I looked up at a sign reading “Keep Your Laws Off My Body.” I stopped short. I said, “Hey, wait, are you Molly?” She looked surprised that a complete stranger would have known her name, but said yes and shook my hand anyway. I told her that I had seen that exact sign on a website that I had found just that morning, and we struck up an immediate bond, blogger-style.

To say the least, the rally was amazing. It was intense, incredible, unbelievable. I’ve never been involved with something quite like this, and I’m not sure I’ll ever come across it again. Perfect strangers were talking like they were family. People smiling and complimenting each other on their signs. People taking pictures and loving every minute of it.

As we left, people in cars that were passing by cheered us and honked at our sign. A man who was also crossing the street at the same time started up a conversation about the issues we all face in this election. It’s hard to describe how this event affected me. It brought us together in a way Alaskans have never seen before. I am proud to be an Alaskan today. I would be even prouder if I saw rallies such as this spread across the country. The whole world needs to be brought together like we were yesterday. Won’t you pass it on?

My sign got a lot of attention

My sign got a lot of attention

That's Eddie Burke with the blue shirt on the right

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