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  • Palin: President Trump 'a very real possibility' (Cruz mentioned)

    11/21/2015 3:42:00 PM PST · by McGruff · 154 replies
    POLITICO ^ | November 21, 2015 | Eliza Collins
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin thinks a President Donald Trump is "a very real possibility." "I think it's a very real possibility because people are really tired of professional politicians who, you know, won't call it like they see it and maybe don't have life experiences that allow them to prove a track record of success," the former vice presidential nominee said in a radio interview with WBT Charlotte's News Talk radio on Thursday. "That's refreshing about Trump," she said. "He's a fighter. We know he's gonna put America first, and he really nailed it early on what the main...
  • A Sudden Case of Homesickness (Can you say Good Riddance?)

    11/15/2015 7:24:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    "I want to go home," Arkansas State Senator Jon Woods whimpered last weekend.The poor, pitiful politician announcing he would not seek election to another legislative term cried that he had not "been fishing with [his] brother in a year.""I have friends in my district who I miss," he further lamented.Before reaching for a tissue, however, consider: the legislator lives roughly three hours from the capitol in Little Rock and the legislature has only been in session for about 100 days in the last two years.Certainly, that Senator Woods has any friends left is news at least, non-lobbyist, non-legislator friends. Mr....
  • Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski files for re-election

    11/07/2015 8:48:38 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 44 replies
    ktva.com ^ | 11/6/15 | Eric Ruble
    ANCHORAGE – Sen. Lisa Murkowski is running for reelection in 2016 to seek a third full term as Alaska’s senior senator. She made the official announcement at the Williwaw restaurant in downtown Anchorage Friday. “We’ve got a year in front of us, and I don’t take anything for granted,” Murkowski said. During the last election, Murkowski lost the Republican primary to Joe Miller, but ultimately succeeded in the general election through a write-in campaign. On Friday, the senator said this time, she’s doing it “the old-fashioned way.” At least 100 supporters gathered at Williwaw for the announcement. “She does for...
  • Legislature approves TransCanada buyout

    11/05/2015 6:29:28 AM PST · by thackney · 18 replies
    Alaska Journal of Commerce ^ | 11/04/2015 | Tim Bradner
    The state of Alaska will now own more of the big Alaska LNG Project. It will have to shell out more money for it, too. Alaska's Permanent Fund may have to be put up as collateral, also. Legislators have been meeting in special session in Juneau since Oct. 24 to review Gov. Bill Walker's proposal for the state to buy out TransCanada's share of the planned $45 billion to $65 billion pipeline and liquefied gas project. On Nov. 3 and 4, the state Senate (16-3) and House (39-0) gave their approvals. The acquisition is to be effective Dec. 1, under...
  • Analysis: Bevin Win in Kentucky Underscores Decimated Democratic Party Under Obama

    11/04/2015 2:30:55 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/4/2015 | Guy Benson
    Last night's off-year elections produced a number of noteworthy outcomes, none larger than Republican Matt Bevin's upset victory in Kentucky's gubernatorial race. Bevin ran as a hard-charging outsider conservative, warts and all. Public polls gave his opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, a modest but stable lead throughout the race's home stretch, averaging out to a three-point Conway advantage in a three-way contest. They were off by double digits. Bevin won handily:DailyKos tweet at link ... Bevin, boosted by a massive investment from national Republicans and help from his former nemisis Mitch McConnell, nationalized the race, tying Conway to President Obama at...
  • Sarah Palin's publishing and political worlds in collision(detente?)

    11/18/2009 5:49:19 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 56 replies · 1,470+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/181/09 | Mary Matalin
    Bottom line: The book is a good read, an unusually detailed front-row seat view to how strained campaigns always are, and a compelling insight into Palin's perspective. Its long-term publishing and political impact are unknown for now, though as Palin moves out of the mainstream media monster publicity machine and into more hospitable, relevant political terrain, the prospects for success on both fronts improve exponentially. But its impact on personal and professional relationships is a sad one indeed and one I hope conservatives don't let it divide us just when we are marching toward a promising midterm, which reflects an...
  • On 'Today,' Matalin Slams 'Hair-on-Fire' Media for Attacks on Palin

    09/02/2008 11:46:39 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 59 replies · 167+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | September 2, 2008 | Scott Whitlock
    Appearing on Tuesday's "Today" show, Republican strategist Mary Matalin slammed the media for its "hair-on-fire" coverage of Sarah Palin's selection as the Republican vice presidential nominee of John McCain. In particular, she corrected a previous segment by David Gregory which asserted that the Alaska governor had hired an attorney to defend herself against an ethics probe into possible attempts to dismiss a state trooper. Matalin asserted to host Matt Lauer that it wasn't true "that she's hired a lawyer to deal with this trooper issue. The attorney general, state attorney general hired the lawyer." She forcefully added, "That's what they...
  • Jon Stewart defends Palin, rips media for wasting our time with DEFCON-1 coverage of her emails

    06/14/2011 1:19:55 PM PDT · by Justaham · 33 replies
    news.yahoo.com/ ^ | 6-14-11 | Dylan Stableford
    Here's something you don't see every day: Jon Stewart defending Sarah Palin. During a "Daily Show" segment entitled "P-mail," Stewart pounded the media for providing "full team coverage of the arbitrary release date of Sarah Palin's non-urgent e-mails"--and for feeding the former vice presidential candidate's sense of self-importance. "Where would Palin get this notion that we're hanging on every word she's said or written?" Stewart asked, before playing a video montage of media outlets bracing for the release of a trove of 24,000 pages of emails she wrote as Alaskan governor. "Oh right. She got that idea because we are.""For...
  • Obama's ex-chief of staff: The GOPs dysfunction all started with Sarah Palin

    10/26/2015 8:13:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/26/2015 | William M. Daley
    When The Post's front page declares: "Republicans are on the verge of ceasing to function as a national party," it's time to ask: How did this come to pass? You can choose from a litany of insurrections, government shutdowns and other self-inflicted wounds. But this year's carnival-like GOP presidential primary makes one event, in retrospect, stand out as a crucial turning point on the road to upheaval: the 2008 embrace of then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be a heartbeat from the presidency. Palin's blatant lack of competence and preparedness needs no belaboring. What's critical is that substantive, serious Republican leaders...
  • Ridicule as a Key Technique of Thought Reform

    10/18/2015 7:44:02 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 38 replies
    Freep | 10-18-2015 | Charles O'Connell
    All that's necessary to assure our compliance is shaming us into silence. Our best hope for substantial political change in the past generation was Sarah Palin. When she self-imploded during her Iowa Freedom Summit address last January, what we saw was, not just a personal failure of nerve, but the sure-thing, efficient result, the calculated application of ridicule as one of the key techniques of thought reform. The more one examines this field of study, the more pessimistic one becomes about the prospect for any meaningful resurgence of American democratic republicanism. When Sarah jumped the shark, she was showing understandable...
  • Interior Department quietly suspends Arctic drilling leases

    10/18/2015 9:09:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/18/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    As part of the Friday night news dump, the Obama administration did a complete about face on the subject of Arctic oil exploration. After years of supporting research and efforts to keep our options open for future energy development, Interior Department boss Sally Jewell sent out word that extensions or expansion of permits for drilling off of Alaskas coast would essentially be extinguished. (Seattle Times)
  • Obama gives final approval to Arctic drilling

    07/22/2015 2:33:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    The Obama administration gave its final stamp of approval Wednesday to Shell Oil Company's application to drill oil and natural gas in the Arctic Ocean. Under the approval, Shell can start drilling exploratory wells as soon as its fleet arrives at its prospect in the Chukchi Sea, about 140 miles off Alaska's northwest coast. But the two application to drills approved by the Interior Departments Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) included key restrictions that bar Shell from drilling in areas known to contain oil, since its safety equipment is not yet fully ready. The decision is a major...
  • Administration Gives Conditional Approval for Shell to Drill in Arctic

    05/11/2015 1:18:36 PM PDT · by Theoria · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 May 2015 | Coral Davenport
    The Obama administration gave conditional approval on Monday for Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. to start drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean this summer. The approval is a major victory for Shell and the rest of the petroleum industry, which has sought for years to drill in the remote waters of the Chukchi seas, which are believed to hold vast reserves of oil and gas. We have taken a thoughtful approach to carefully considering potential exploration in the Chukchi Sea, recognizing the significant environmental, social and ecological resources in the region and establishing high standards for the...
  • Clinton says Arctic drilling 'not worth the risk'

    08/18/2015 8:20:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    reuters ^ | Aug. 18, 2015 | Emily Stephenson, Amanda Becker and Timothy Gardner
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday staked out her opposition to Arctic oil exploration, a day after the Obama administration gave Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) final approval to drill off Alaska. "The Arctic is a unique treasure," Clinton said in a Twitter post. "Given what we know, it's not worth the risk of drilling." On Monday, the Obama administration gave Shell final approval to resume drilling into the oil zone off northern Alaska for the first time since 2012. Shell obtained the leases during the administration of former President George W. Bush.
  • Obama to Suspend Arctic Drilling

    05/27/2010 3:04:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies · 3,275+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 27, 2010 | Anahad O'Connor
    President Obama will announce on Thursday a suspension of all applications for offshore oil drilling in the Arctic through the remainder of the year, an Alaska senator said late Wednesday. The decision essentially extends an informal moratorium that Mr. Obama had set shortly after the BP accident on April 20 that led to the spewing of millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The new restrictions would suspend new offshore drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico and off the North Slope Alaska until the cause of the accident is determined and stricter safety and environmental safeguards...
  • US Senators Want a Stop to Arctic Drilling

    05/26/2015 6:08:33 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    Marine Link ^ | May 26, 2015 | Aiswarya Lakshmi
    Eighteen U. S. senators have urged the Obamas administration to halt Shells Arctic drilling plans saying that it is an unacceptable and irresponsible decision, says a report in Reuters. Oregons Senator Jeff Merkley, joined by seventeen other Senators, has urged the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to halt all offshore oil and gas drilling permits in the Arctic region.
  • Obama Films Anti-Oil Drilling VideoFrom a Jet

    01/26/2015 9:14:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/26/15 | Wynton Hall
    On Sunday, President Barack Obama released an anti-oil drilling environmental video shot aboard Air Force Onean aircraft that has a 53,611 gallon fuel capacity. The video, which shows Obama aboard Air Force One, is interspersed with scenes of arctic animals and wildlife landscapes, reports National Public Radio (NPR). Its all part of Obamas ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) newly proposed plan to ban roads, permanent structures, vehicles, drilling, and mining on 12.28 million acres in ANWR. On Saturday, Obama flew Air Force One over 8,000+ miles to India to discuss global warming and other issues.
  • Trump's Sept. 11 Comments Draw Ire of Other Candidates

    10/17/2015 11:47:59 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 153 replies
    NBC ^ | October 17, 2015 | ELIZABETH CHUCK
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump set off another political firestorm Friday after implying that President George W. Bush was to blame for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, drawing the ire of his Republican rivals.
  • Obama freezes drilling in Arctic until 2017

    10/17/2015 3:50:34 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday Octobeer 16, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    Citing "low industry interest," the Interior Department announced a freeze Friday on oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska until at least 2017.
  • The US Government Just Closed Its Case on the Exxon Valdez Disaster

    10/17/2015 3:06:55 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    VICE News ^ | October 16, 2015 | 11:42 am | Matt Smith
    Federal authorities and officials in Alaska are closing their cases on the Exxon Valdez disaster, nearly 26 years after the grounded supertanker unleashed what was then the worst US oil spill. The Justice Department and its Alaskan counterpart had been seeking additional cleanup funds from ExxonMobil after a decline in harlequin ducks and sea otters in oil-stricken Prince William Sound. The drop in populations had been blamed on buried oil that remained long after the 1989 disaster, but the Justice Department said those species have since rebounded to pre-spill levels and that the lingering oil "is no longer biologically significant...
  • Naked woman destroys Subway restaurant in Anchorage

    10/14/2015 10:01:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 149 replies
    CBS, KTUU.com ^ | 10/14/2015 | Cameron Mackintosh
    ANCHORAGE - A woman wearing no clothes destroyed a Subway sandwich restaurant in Anchorage Tuesday night. According to employees, the woman entered the restaurant on Tudor Road fully clothed at around 5 p.m. and went into the restrooms. When she emerged two hours later she was no longer wearing any clothes, and began to break the furniture, pull down ceiling tiles and throw around the food, tables and chairs inside the restaurant.Police on scene told Channel 2 that the woman appeared to be on drugs when she trashed the restaurant.Anchorage Police said they were unable to give out any information...
  • China Threatens The U.S., Says Will "Not Tolerate Violations Of Its Territorial Waters"

    10/09/2015 9:33:37 AM PDT · by amorphous · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9 Oct 2015 | Tyler Durden
    While the geopolitical posturing between the US and China over the South China Seas is nothing new, the latest and most dramatic installment started just one month ago, when as part of its celebration to commemorate the successful victory over Japan in World War II, China sailed five warships to the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska, just as Obama was quite literally taking selfies of himself a few hundred miles away. ... China's response was quick, clear and unequivocal: "We will never allow any country to violate China's territorial waters and airspace in the Spratly Islands, in the...
  • Don Young shoves Peter King out of the way

    10/09/2015 3:36:24 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Oct 8, 2015
    The scene after Rep. Kevin McCarthy (RINO-CA) announced he was dropping out of the Speakers race Out of the way!
  • Sorry, boss: Alaska Airlines CEO says his own luggage was temporarily lost after recent flight

    10/05/2015 10:28:02 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 2 replies
    Alasja Dispatch News ^ | October 5, 2015 | Alaska Dispatch News|
    Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden is one of the airlines biggest boosters -- but he says his high-flying carrier let him down when he traveled to an industry summit. According to the Los Angeles Times, Tilden took an Alaska Airlines flight to Washington, D.C., last week. He arrived that day, but his bag didnt -- and had to be delivered the next day. The media is here and I'm hoping that you don't write this down and print it, Tilden said. The airline offers $25 or 2,500 frequent-flier miles to passengers who dont receive their bags within 20 minutes of...
  • Homeless man in Anchorage uses homemade spear to kill bear

    10/03/2015 1:14:20 PM PDT · by ETL · 18 replies
    AP, via Yahoo News ^ | Oct 3, 2015 | MARK THIESSEN
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A homeless man fashioned a machete-like blade to a groomed tree branch and speared a hungry black bear cub that was sniffing for food Friday morning at an illegal camp site in Anchorage. The cub, estimated to be about a year and a half old, and an older bear thought to be its mother had been at the camp site for days stealing food, authorities said. On Friday morning, the cub was seen outside a tent. David Tandler, 49, told officers he was worried it would harm children inside the tent, Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Beth...
  • Alaska fears fallout of Shell's Arctic drilling decision

    09/29/2015 5:27:57 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 28, 2015 | DAN JOLING, Associated Press
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska Royal Dutch Shell's dry hole in the Chukchi Sea may be disappointing to shareholders, but it's potentially devastating to Alaska. The company's decision to end oil exploration in offshore Alaska for the foreseeable future means the state must find another source to fill the 800-mile trans-Alaska pipeline and solve its economic woes, Gov. Bill Walker said.
  • Shell says it will cease Alaska offshore Arctic drilling

    09/27/2015 11:59:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 28, 2015 2:15 AM EDT | Dan Joling
    Royal Dutch Shell will cease exploration in Arctic waters off Alaskas coast following disappointing results from an exploratory well backed by billions in investment and years of work. The announcement was a huge blow to Shell, which was counting on offshore drilling in Alaska to help it drive future revenue. Environmentalists, however, had tried repeatedly to block the project, and welcome the news.Shell found indications of the oil and gas in the well in the Chukchi Sea about 80 miles off Alaskas northwest coast, the company said Monday in a release from The Hague, Netherlands. However, the petroleum was not...
  • Trump Storms Washington to Stop Iran Nuke Deal

    09/08/2015 2:36:15 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 25 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 09/08/2015 | GARTH KANT
    Donald Trump is coming to Washington with a message for Congress and the American people: Stop the nuclear deal with Iran. And he will be joined by a star-studded galaxy of conservative leaders. Appearing with the leading Republican presidential contender will be fellow candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, former Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, political commentator Glenn Beck, radio talk-show host Mark Levin and many others in what promises to be a huge rally to try stop the Iran deal at the Capitol on Wednesday.
  • Jeb Bush Gives Obama Credit On Iran; James Bakers Influence At Work (April 2015)

    07/18/2015 9:05:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/8/15 | Joel B Pollak
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) may be closest to Obama in his view on foreign policy, as Dr. Charles Krauthammer put it on Tuesday, but he is facing stiff competition from Jeb Bush in that category. The former Florida governor praised Obamas initial negotiating efforts with Iran on Tuesday, telling an audience in Denver that we need to give him credit for bringing other people along and making it tougher. The puzzling statement suggests the influence of James A. Baker III on the Bush campaign. Baker, a former Secretary of State, was the co-chair of the Iraq Study Group in 2006,...
  • Jeb Bush: I won't tear up Iran deal on Day One

    07/18/2015 7:33:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/17/15 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush on Friday gave sharp criticism of the nuclear deal with Iran, but said he wouldn't immediately kill the agreement on his first day in office if he becomes the next president. The former Florida governor told an audience at a campaign event in Carson City, Nevada, that he'd take a more pragmatic approach by consulting with his Cabinet and allies before scratching the nuclear agreement altogether. "One thing I won't do is just say as a candidate: 'I'm just going to tear up the agreement on the first day.' That sounds great, but maybe you ought to check...
  • Jeb Bush's waffling on transvestite soldiers and Iran tells us about his character

    07/18/2015 5:52:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/18/15 | Newsmachete
    Jeb Bush talks frequently about a big tent. But it wasn't until yesterday that I realized that his reference to a "big tent" was actually about a man wearing a dress. Bush reportedly said he was fine with transgender persons openly wearing the uniform as long as the Pentagon determines that doing so would not undermine U.S. troop morale. If you can accommodate people who are transgendered and deal with making sure the militarys comfortable with this and making sure that the overriding principle ought to be how do we create the highest morale for the greatest fighting force the...
  • Jeb Bush: I wouldn't roll back Obama's Iran deal on Day One

    07/18/2015 5:16:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | July 17, 2015 | Eli Stokols
    Jeb Bush took a tough but nuanced foreign policy stance during an appearance here Friday morning, calling for reversing the ban on concealed weapons at military installations and calling out his Republican rivals for hollow promises to repeal the Iran nuclear agreement on their first day in office. Bush, looking to position himself as an electable conservative in a sprawling primary field thrown into turmoil by the unexpected rise of Donald Trump, reiterated his opposition to the Iran agreement, which will ease economic sanctions on the country in exchange for a decade of limitations to its nuclear program. But he...
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • Ambitious LNG Project Could Revive Alaska's Fortunes

    09/23/2015 5:36:13 AM PDT · by thackney · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | SEP 22, 2015 | Brigham A. McCown
    Alaska was long at the vanguard of Americas energy industry. At one time the State of Alaska accounted for as much as one-quarter of the entire countrys domestic oil production. Alaskas vast fields also served as a source of pride and the backbone of the states economy. As production surged, it was common to hear industry men revel in the United States diminishing reliance on foreign supplies as they worked rigs up and down regional reserves. Yet, as energy development in the lower 48 has burgeoned over the past decade, those refrains have waned as has production. Fed...
  • The Beginning of the End for Trump: His Sarah Palin Moment

    09/22/2015 10:39:11 AM PDT · by upchuck · 124 replies
    Heff Po ^ | 9/22/15 | Arianna Huffington
    ... moment in the political life of every big-personality, more-sizzle-than-steak candidate when they step across the line of legitimacy, or illegitimacy (depending on your perspective), even for media addicted to the high ratings these candidate-entertainers provide. That moment for Sarah Palin was her Katie Couric interview in 2008 -- the hockey-mom-has-no-clothes revealing from which she, and the McCain campaign, never recovered. In Donald Trump's candidacy -- which The Huffington Post is appropriately covering in our Entertainment section -- the equivalent moment might have just happened. It was not the moment in the second Republican debate when Carly Fiorina carved him...
  • $2,072: 2015 Alaska PFD amount announced

    09/21/2015 12:12:47 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 33 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | September 21, 2015 | Chris Klint
    The vast majority of Alaskans will be $2,072 richer when they receive their Permanent Fund dividend checks from the state next month, an amount unveiled at an event hosted by Gov. Bill Walker Monday.
  • Rand Paul Casts His Lot With Glenn Beck Claims Tea Party Was "Rallying Against Donald" In 2010

    09/16/2015 1:27:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 16, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    SIMI VALLEY, California Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is aiming his guns at GOP frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump ahead of the second presidential debate. While shooting a rifle, shotgun and pistol at Taran Tactical Innovations here, down the street from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Paul told reporters hes gunning for Trump. Paul fired at targets including a big stack of paper file boxes labeled the IRS Tax Code and at a bulletproof vest.
  • Obama Ignores Chinese Provocation In Alaska Waters

    09/16/2015 10:06:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 16, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907, at the dawn of what would be called the American Century, sent the Great White Fleet on a 14-month-long world cruise, Consisting of four naval squadron including four battleships each accompanied by their escorts, it was a signal that America had arrived as a world power and was going to be a player. By sending five warships into Alaskan territorial waters while President Obama visited the 49th state to eat bear-killed salmon, rename Mt. McKinley, and warn of non-existent climate change,, China has made a similar statement that it intends this to be the Chinese...
  • Exclusive: The Real Reason for Sarah Palins Falling Out with Glenn Beck

    09/15/2015 10:02:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/15/2015 | Tony Lee
    Glenn Beck lied. Again. After apologizing for calling Sarah Palin a clown on Thursday, Beck, who has acknowledged that Americans actually view him as a clown and a monkey, claimed in a blog post that he and the Palins have not had a relationship since the assassination attempt on Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) in 2011. Beck wrote that he suspected people were telling the Palins lies about him to drive a wedge between them. But Breitbart News has exclusively learned from a source close to the Palins that the rift started when Beck, in order to gain publicity for himself,...
  • Glenn Beck vows to smuggle Syrian Christians into U.S.

    09/15/2015 8:16:29 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    WND ^ | September 15, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    'I have former CIA people going over, and they're vetting everybody right now' Published: 13 hours ago Radio host Glenn Beck says he will find a way to smuggle Christian Syrians into the U.S., even if his efforts land him in prison. Stop asking for permission! Stop thinking we need permission. I asked if my audience could raise $10 million before Christmas to bring the Christians in from Syria. We will vet them ourselves. I have former CIA people that are going over, and theyre vetting everybody right now. We can save more people by Christmas than Oscar Schindler...
  • Glenn Beck: I apologize for calling Sarah Palin a clown but stand by everything else I said

    09/11/2015 12:24:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2015 | AllahPundit
    An obligatory follow-up to last night’s post. Sounds like my theory was largely correct: It’s not just his personal falling-out with Palin, which he elaborates on in his new Facebook post, or her embrace of the progressive Trump that’s bothering him, it’s the whole damned discombobulating phenomenon of Trumpmania among the tea party and its sympathizers.Especially its sympathizers in conservative talk radio. I do not understand her position and love of Trump. He is clearly a progressive, not a small government constitutionalist…But he is also a bully, sexist, cruel, an ego manic and narcissist in ways that makes Barack...
  • Glenn Beck: "Sarah Palin Has Become A Clown," I'm Embarrassed I Ever Supported Her

    09/10/2015 11:53:58 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 173 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | September 10, 2015
    On the Thursday broadcast of his nationally-syndicated radio program, Glenn Beck trashed Sarah Palin for her joint appearance with Donald Trump at yesterday's anti-Iran deal protest on Capitol Hill. "Yeah, I'm going to say it," Beck prepared his audience. "I don't care what Sarah Palin says any more. Sarah Palin has become a clown. I'm embarrassed that I was once for Sarah Palin. Honestly, I'm embarrassed. "Why do I say that about Sarah Palin? How can you say that about Sarah Palin? Because I don't know who she is any more, I don't know what she stands for. I saw...
  • In historic first, US icebreaker reaches North Pole: What will it do there?

    09/10/2015 11:03:13 AM PDT · by thackney · 60 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 | Kevin Truong
    Our nation's youngest icebreaker US Coast Guard Cutter Healy is all grown up, becoming the first US surface ship Saturday to make the trip to the North Pole unaccompanied. Submarines normally follow ships underneath the ice. Admittedly, "all grown up" might be the wrong phrase, Healy is a 420-foot, 16,000-ton, 30,000-horsepower ship, thats capable of breaking more than 10 feet of ice. The vessel made the journey from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, in less than a month, powering through the frigid water and enormous blocks of ice one week ahead of schedule. In addition to helping the Coast Guards...
  • Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz Headline Mass Rally Against Iran Nuclear Deal In Washington

    09/09/2015 11:40:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 09/09/2015 | By Michael Kaplan
    Thousands of opponents of the Iran nuclear deal turned out Wednesday for a rally in Washington, D.C., in a show of opposition to an agreement that has ignited a contentious, national debate over security and now has enough support among lawmakers to pass. Headlining the event were high-profile conservative figures, including real-estate tycoon and GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz."Ive been doing deals for a long time, Ive been making lots of wonderful deals, great deals, thats what I do," Trump said. "Never, ever, ever in my life have I...
  • Live stream of Trump / Cruz / Palin Stop Iran Capitol Rally - 38 speakers scheduled starting at 1pm

    09/09/2015 5:27:42 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 390 replies
    Tea Party Patriots ^ | Today at 1pm EDT
    Rally organizer Jenny Beth Martin said yesterday over 70 people requested to speak at today's rally on the West Lawn of the Capitol. 38 speakers are currently listed including: Presidential candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Jim Gilmore Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck Several Congressmen and national security experts. Live stream available at link below the list of speakers.
  • Obama calls for more icebreakers despite lack of funds [global warming alert!]

    09/08/2015 5:32:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/8/15 | Rowan Scarborough
    President Obamas urgent call to construct a new fleet of heavy Coast Guard icebreakers to monitor the contested Arctic is belied by his recent budgets that slashed funding for even one new ship. Mr. Obama, in a game of polar ice chess with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his 40-plus icebreakers, made the gap one of his themes as he toured Alaska last week. Officials say the U.S. needs to keep pace in the face of an increasingly serious challenge by Russia, which is making new territorial claims on the Arctic. But even by the White Houses own internal projections,...
  • "Running Wild With The President" - Video of Obozo gnawing on a raw half-eaten carcass

    09/08/2015 1:11:37 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 9, 2015
    The Wee Wee bringing dignity to the high office he holds ... and proving once and for all that he is not a wimp! To see him in action: Click Here!
  • The Only State Where Everyone Gets Free Money

    09/07/2015 7:10:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Motherboard ^ | September 4, 2015 // 08:20 AM EST 09/05/2015 | Written by Brian Merchant
    Every year, the state of Alaska hands each of its citizens hundreds to thousands of dollars, no strings attached. The only requirement for receiving the cash is that a person has a) held residence in Alaska for more than one year and is b) alive.To citizens in the state, the Permanent Fund Dividend is a deeply beloved if sometimes controversial policy. To those outside it, its often regarded as a curiosity. The annual payout makes headlines when it happensAlaskas giving people free money!and has, typically, been forgotten just as quickly. Recent years, however, have seen a groundswell of attention...
  • Sarah Palin to Speak in DC at Anti-Iran Deal Rally

    09/06/2015 2:20:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/06/2015 | Kevin Scholla
    Mrs. Palin goes to Washington. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will head to the nations capitol this week and shes also expressing interest of possibly spending some more time in D.C. in the future. While speaking to CNNs Jake Tapper on State of the Union Sunday, Palin took part in a rare interview from a mainstream outlet that was filled with substance rather than bias and gotcha questions.During the segment, Palin announced that she will appear at a rally in Washington this week protesting the U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran. Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz will...
  • Palin Defends Trump: We Need a Tough POTUS, Not a Master of Trivial Pursuit

    09/06/2015 11:46:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 67 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 09/06/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Sarah Palin appeared on CNN this morning and defended Donald Trump after his less-than-stellar interview with Hugh Hewitt.Trumps foreign policy-focused interview was pretty widely panned for The Donalds loose grasp on the issues. On State of the Union this morning, Tapper asked Palin if she thought Trump got gotcha questions.Palin said, Id rather have a president who is tough and puts America first than can win a game of Trivial Pursuit.She added that the public doesnt give a flying flip which specific leaders are overseeing specific regions anyway. Palin suggested a good metric to judge candidates by might be...