Skip to comments.Sarah Palin lost Alaska reality TV spot to ecofriendly celebrity Jewel? (No proof given)
Posted on 12/30/2011 1:06:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Eco-friendly singer Jewel is a bright green celebrity. As a clean water advocate, she has been helping improve living conditions around the world and in her home state of Alaska. As a famous humanitarian and eco-friendly celebrity, shes also knocked gun-toting Republican guru Sarah Palin out of the top spot as a reality television star. Will Jewel use her star power wisely with her own familys new reality TV show special feature on the Discovery channel about living a more sustainable lifestyle off the grid and being Alaskan? You can bet your caribou on it. Even though she lives in Texas now, she still remembers the lessons being poor and living in such a remote area taught her.
Politician turned reality TV star turned professional book writer Sarah Palin has no monopoly on the phenomenon that is Alaska. Word has it that the family of Jewel, the star celeb rocker with hits like Hands and Foolish Games, will be featured in a new reality show from the Discovery Channel. The new show will focus on the Alaskan frontier where Jewel was born and will follow her dad, Atz, as he prepares his 600 acre homestead in the arctic North for the long, cold winter.
Sarah Palins proposal to be featured yet again on a reality television show about Alaska that (this time) would showcase the wild adventures of her husband Todd [as her snowmobiling sidekick] were snuffed after she shopped the idea around to a variety of networks. Her contract to do one season of Sarah Palins Alaska were apparently enough as fans of reality television were fairly well disgusted after seeing her episode featuring Kate Gosselin. To date, she is still in talks trying to secure a second season but has been unsuccessful.
Alaska: The Last Frontier premiered Thursday, December 29, at 10 p.m. ET. Naturally, fans of Jewel and fans of reality television in general were be hoping for a cameo appearance by the star celeb herself, but no word was forthcoming in advance on that particular front. So far, what we can hope for is a glimpse into the life that helped create the humanitarian celebrity known as Jewel and everyone knows shes been tweeting to ask her Twitter followers to watch it.
Who is Jewel? A bright green celebrity.
Jewel Kilcher first rocketed to fame with an iconic voice a combination of sultry and smooth, slow and powerful, that dominated her multi-platinum album Pieces of You. But many arent aware that the star celeb has long ties to Alaska. Jewels grandfather founded the town of Homer, AK, where The Last Frontier will take place. It makes one wonder if the iconic singer has any thoughts about Sarah Palins version of Alaska.
From The Republic:
Three generations of the Kilcher family live on a 600-acre homestead in Homer, a fishing community about 125 miles southwest of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula. The series spotlights the familys homesteading lifestyle, with the first episodes showing how they prepare for winter.
But far from being just another famous person at the center of a reality show that isnt even about her in particular, Jewel is a green celebrity, though she keeps it low-key and personal. She may not draw much attention to herself, but Jewel has been working on humanitarian causes since nearly the moment she became famous. She started playing guitar at age 16, and by age 18 she was hooked on the need for clean water across the world.
LookToTheStars quotes Jewel as saying:
I became interested in clean water when I was 18 and lived in my car, said the 34-year-old. I had sick kidneys and had to drink 2 gallons of purified water a day. I could not afford to buy much bottled water, and it dawned on me that if it was this hard to get clean drinking water in the United States, then it was probably a huge global issue. Boy, was I right.
So Jewel founded Project Clean Water in 1997. She also founded, with her mother and older brother, Higher Ground for Humanity, to focus on education and sustainable development projects for areas in South and Central America, India, and Africa. Furthermore, she acts as a spokesperson for the Mary Kay Ash Foundation, which aims to end preventable cancers that commonly afflict women.
To get an idea of what sort of home such a charitable and humanitarian green celebrity comes from, tune in to Alaska: The Last Frontier scheduled to first air as a special on December 29 at 10 p.m. ET on the Discovery Channel. Follow Jewel on Twitter @jeweljk shes a lovely person, cute celebrity mom, and charitable celeb who is always happy to chat with fans about her charity benefit projects.
“Sarah Palins proposal to be featured yet again on a reality television show about Alaska that (this time) would showcase the wild adventures of her husband Todd [as her snowmobiling sidekick] were snuffed after she shopped the idea around to a variety of networks.”
While I am not a network executive, I would think that a show based on a middle-aged guy riding a snowmobile would capture a very large number of viewers and top the Nielsen ratings.
Don't Worry, I am sure Destiny isn't finished with Sarah yet (especially of ORomney gets the Whig Nomination, then I suspect we Sarah Supporters will be quiet busy)
She's building a resume'!
“professional book writer”
Usually we call those people “author”
Wasn’t that what O B A M A did?
They are listed right along with yours.
Which major political party asked you to be their vice presidential nominee?
I seem to recall you slamming that party for failing to defend Palin. Now you value them?
Which state were you the governor of?
What did she achieve in that office during the latter half of her term?
Did a novelist bother to move in next-door to you to write your biography?
I seem to recall your slamming him as a pervert? Now he's a "credential"?
How many millions of Facebook and Twitter followers do you have?
Justin Bieber has four times as many "followers" as Palin. Will you post a few pro-Bieber threads?
How much is Fox News paying you to opine on current events?
The same amount they are paying you.
Is anyone begging for humblegunner's endorsement?
Well, you seem to be spewing pro-Palin stuff at me and all of us
in an effort to gain support for her. So who wants my endorsement?
You do, on her behalf.
So she can’t give her Dad a couple of bucks to buy hay for the Milk cow that they had for 17 years, or buy food for the winter.
The show is BS.
Pretty weak sauce. We weren’t talking about 2ndDivisionVet. I never chimed in about a “resume” like you did. But if I did, it’d be better than you probably imagine. I’ve worked with major politicians, A-list celebrities and done significant things, if only as a bit player. Were you an intelligence analyst for Presidents Carter and Reagan? How many veterans have you helped get back to work? Ever run a homeless veteran program?
Well, lookee here, champ. Answer this.
You mentioned books. Where are yours?
You flaunted my not being a a VP nominee. Were you?
Fact is, you have a fixation with Palin. That's fine, have two if you wish.
But realize that not everyone, even fine moral folks, will share it.
And those that do not share your fixation are not perforce enemies.
How are raising funds for a political campaign and having financial problems even close to being the same thing? Or do people “pocket” campaign funds where you come from? I never claimed to have written a book. Please show me where I did, if you will. And I understand that not everyone “loves” Sarah Palin. But, you know what? They don’t follow me around FreeRepublic telling me what an idiot I am to support her. pissant used to, as did jla. Heard from them recently?
Funds are funds. Would you let your family starve in order to pay for a paint job on a fake candidate's bus?
I never claimed to have written a book. Please show me where I did, if you will
You indicated that I had no best-selling books and therefore should not criticize Palin:
Tell us all about your New York Times bestselling books.
YOU made book-writing the issue. Deal with it.
I understand that not everyone loves Sarah Palin.
Don’t you just love the snarky comments Jason Grant made about “Sarah Palin’s Alaska?” “Her contract to do one season of Sarah Palin’s Alaska were apparently enough.....”
I heard she was asked to do more episodes earlier this year but Sarah said no. She reportedly received $1 million each for the six episodes that aired.....the ratings were good.
As for her future, she would make a great Secretary of Energy. “Drill baby, drill!”
So you’d steal campaign funds if you felt it necessary? Guess that’s one of the differences between you and me. Unlike the Left, I don’t believe in “the ends justifies the means.”
I have a soft spot for Jewel, because she did something that gave me great amusement. She wrote a book of poetry.
It was not particularly good poetry. It was the kind of poetry that a 17 year old girl would write. But every 17 year old girl in the US who read it loved it, because it spoke to them at a very deep level.
So it sold an insane number of copies. And that’s the reason I like it. Because it outsold the work of the top 50 professional modern US poets combined.
All of whom write dour, miserable, whiny, trendy, anti-American, depressing, but technically accurate, for the most part, poetry. They hardly sell any, except to other professional poets of their kind, and students who are taking poetry classes and are required to read it, and the pretentious who want it on their bookshelf just for the dust cover, but never read it.
But there are now women in their late 20’s who can recite Jewels poems, and it still makes them feel good after a decade or more. And they will probably encourage their own daughters to read it, and they will love it, too.
And I got to see a group of these professional poets who were bitter and so filled with bile against Jewel. They cursed her poems, and they cursed her. They criticized and nit picked about her lack of technical proficiency and unprofessional style. All told they wished she had a pimple on her nose or worse.
This I enjoyed. Watching these self-important professors of the poetic arts squirm.
Way to fail to address a single one of my points.
What can I say to someone who encourages me to embezzle monies from someone's campaign that I've raised?
You intentionally misunderstand.
If you have the ability to raise millions for Palin then why
don't you have the ability to raise thousands for yourself?
The easy answer is that you are full of crap.
Show me a more difficult answer that explains this obvious fakery.
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