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US: Alaska (News/Activism)

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  • Sarah Palin to Union Members: Don’t Be Taken In By Union Boss Thuggery Like Jimmy Hoffa Represents

    09/06/2011 10:33:44 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/6/11 | Jim Hoft
    Sarah Palin with her husband Todd spoke to a tea party crowd Monday in New Hampshire. From her Facebook page: In my speech on Saturday in Iowa, I said: “Between bailouts for Wall Street cronies and stimulus projects for union bosses’ security and ‘green energy’ giveaways, [Barack Obama] took care of his friends. And now they’re on course to raise a billion dollars for his re-election bid so that they can do it all over again.” This was shamefully on display yesterday at President Obama’s taxpayer-funded campaign rally in Detroit. In introducing the President, Teamsters President James Hoffa represented precisely...
  • Hoffa Offers 500,000 Truckers as 'Eyes and Ears'

    06/21/2002 12:24:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 11 replies · 116+ views
    ABCNEWS ^ | June 21 | Reuters By Steve Holland
    Teamsters President James Hoffa said on Friday he would ask the 500,000 truck operators covered by his union to take part in a grass-roots homeland security effort looking for suspicious activity on the roads. Talking to reporters on the White House driveway, Hoffa said he had pitched the idea to President Bush's director of homeland security, Tom Ridge. His comments came shortly before an FBI warning that terrorists may use fuel tanker trucks for attacks in the United States -- possibly on fuel depots, Jewish schools or synagogues -- or on U.S. interests overseas. Hoffa was among a group of...
  • Ed Schultz Asks Hoffa 'Do You Think The Republicans Are Sons of B---hes?'

    09/07/2011 5:37:35 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 25 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | September 07, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Not surprisingly, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz was practically orgasmic with joy Tuesday over Teamsters president James Hoffa’s Labor Day declaration of war against the Tea Party. After telling his “Ed Show” audience that Obama’s poll numbers have been declining because he hasn’t spoken to the American people like the union boss, Schultz actually asked Hoffa, “Do you think the Republicans are sons of b---hes?” (video follows) The program began with an exultant Schultz saying, “It is priceless audio. I love this story. It’s about time somebody stood up and said it just like this.” After an introduction, Schultz played Hoffa’s comments,...
  • Obama Turns Keystone Pipe Dream To Nightmare

    03/12/2012 11:18:08 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor;s Business Daily ^ | March 12, 2012 | IBD editorials
    Energy Policy: After presidential lobbying, the Senate fell four votes short of taking a giant step toward energy independence as gas prices and unemployment rise. In the White House, everything is going according to plan. The 56-42 vote defeated a proposal by Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., that would have granted approval of the pipeline without any further environmental reviews by the State Department. It came after President Obama personally called lawmakers to lobby for the Hoeven amendment's defeat. Sixty votes were needed for passage to avoid a filibuster. As we've said, you have to watch what Obama does, not what...
  • Annual gun show a social experience for many(AK)

    03/12/2012 10:33:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    frontiersman.com ^ | 10 March 2012 | GREG JOHNSON
    PALMER — It takes a high-caliber weapon to turn heads at the annual Palmer Lions Club Gun Show, like Doug Albright’s Browning M2 .50-caliber machine gun. The Fairbanks resident had the fully functional weapon mounted on two-by-fours at his booth. Albright isn’t selling the gun, but said it’s a great conversation piece and a way to draw show-goers to his table to see what else he has to offer. “Oh, it works,” he said. “I’ve shot up old cars with it before, cast-iron boilers, they’re good, too.” It’s at Albright’s table, Anchorage resident Deryl Titus was found admiring the Browning....
  • Oil giants: Tax changes will lure investment

    03/12/2012 5:18:54 AM PDT · by thackney · 12 replies
    Petroleum News via Anchorage Daily News ^ | March 11th, 2012 | KRISTEN NELSON
    BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. and Conoco Phillips Alaska told the Senate Resources Committee there are projects the companies could do on Alaska's North Slope to increase oil production, but those projects will have trouble attracting capital investment because of high state taxes. Damien Bilbao, head of finance, developments and resources for BP, discussed a proposed reduction in the "progressivity" of the state oil production tax from 0.35 from 0.40. He told the committee: "A change of five-hundredth of a percentage point will not sway our investment decisions in Alaska." (He was discussing an earlier version of Senate Bill 192 than...
  • The Obama 2012 campaign releases an attack ad against.......Sarah Palin!? (Video)

    03/11/2012 7:06:52 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 30 replies
    BarackObama.com ^ | March 11, 2012 | Obama for America
    Together, we can show people like Sarah Palin that each time they spread baseless attacks solely designed to beat the President, they're only going to make us stronger.
  • Murkowski regrets voting with GOP on birth control

    03/10/2012 9:15:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | March 10, 2012 | By LAURIE KELLMAN
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she saw it coming, even before the public scolding last weekend at Alaska's Iditarod dog sled race. Siding with Republican leaders on a contentious contraceptives vote was a mistake. A moderate in an era of paralyzing partisanship, Murkowski, 54, may be a natural heir to the centrist role played by retiring Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe at a time when their party is hurting for female leaders. Murkowski voted in favor of an amendment by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., to overturn President Barack Obama's order that health insurance cover the cost of contraceptives even if providers object...
  • Shooting for Liberty States competing for lowest Brady score

    03/10/2012 7:39:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | 9 March, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    The Brady Bunch has released their annual scorecard rating states based on how strict their gun laws are. The scorecard is a very useful tool to help rights groups understand how their state compares to others on a liberty scale; more points = less liberty. Alaska, Arizona, and Utah have all achieved the coveted Zero Points/Zero Stars on the Brady scale and are now competing to see which state will be the first into negative numbers – which is possible through bonus points. Arizona and Alaska can reach a –2 point score by protecting carry rights on campuses of state...
  • Mitt Romney Wins Alaska Caucuses [Romney 32%; Santorum 29%; Ron Paul 24%; Gingrich 14%]

    Mitt Romney Wins Alaska Caucuses March. 7, 2012 JUNEAU, Alaska, March 7 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney claimed victory in the Alaska caucuses, picking up the majority of states in Super Tuesday contests. Alaska's 27 delegates will be awarded proportionately later in March. With 4,285 votes, Romney claimed 32 percent of the statewide vote, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania claimed 29 percent, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas captured 24 percent and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich got 14 percent.
  • Romney leads Alaska presidential preference poll (Wins by 420 votes)

    03/07/2012 8:58:12 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 36 replies
    FAIRBANKS - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney maintained a strong lead with most of the results counted in the Alaska Republican presidential preference poll held today. With 4,225 votes, the former Massachusetts Governor took 32.6 percent of the statewide vote. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum took 29 percent, Texas congressman Ron Paul took about 24 percent and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took 14 percent. At 10:30 p.m., 95 percent of the vote had been counted. Alaska was one of 10 states to participate in the Republican nomination process today and will divvy up 24 of its delegates according to...
  • CNN Catches Sarah Palin At Her Polling Place (Video)

    This is short but good interview with Sarah Palin where she talks about running in 2016 and perhaps participating in a brokered convention:
  • In Alaska, a Showdown of Lawyers, Guns, and Bush-Era Firearms Law(triple barf alert)

    03/05/2012 1:27:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies · 1+ views
    theatlantic.com ^ | 5 March, 2012 | Andrew Cohen
    Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Alaska heard argument in an extraordinary case about gun control, federalism, and so-called "tort reform." At the heart of Kim v. Coxe is the question of how state judges ought to apply a Bush-era law, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which was designed and enacted by Congress to protect gun manufacturers and dealers from lawsuits and liability for crimes committed with their weapons. When the Alaskan high court (right now it includes only four justices) issues its ruling, it will represent the first time a state supreme court was weighed in...
  • Obama's Energy Plan: Buy Fuel Efficient Cars

    03/03/2012 10:04:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3 2012 | Kat Hicks
    Keystone pipeline? Nah. Just buy a Prius! Or better yet -- a Volt! Yes, President Inflate-Your-Tires has once again found a real solution to America's energy problems: buy a fuel efficient car! In his weekly address this morning, Obama suggests that the remedy to rising gas prices is coming from Detroit -- but it won't actually be here until 2025. In his weekly radio and online address Saturday, Obama said Detroit automakers are on track to build cars that average nearly 55 miles per gallon by 2025, doubling current mileage standards. "That means folks will be able to fill up every...
  • On Energy, Massachusetts Tilts At Windmills

    02/27/2012 4:13:35 PM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 27, 2012 | IBD staff
    Green Energy: Bypassing abundant supplies of environmentally friendly and reliable natural gas, the Bay State forces its utilities to buy energy from offshore wind farms. The tilting at windmills continues. It is instead found in the vast resources locked up in the Outer Continental Shelf, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off Alaska and in the vast shale formations that bless the U.S. with an abundance of oil and natural gas. A nationwide boom in natural gas production is set to fuel nearly 900,000 jobs and add roughly $1,000 to annual household budgets by 2015, according...
  • Relentless scrutiny pushed Palin to exasperation

    02/24/2012 6:36:02 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 75 replies
    AP ^ | February 24, 2012 | BECKY BOHRER and MIKE BAKER
    Just a few months after returning from the presidential campaign trail, a weary Sarah Palin shot off a 1 a.m. email to top colleagues in her office. Buried in ethics complaints that she deemed frivolous, the Alaska governor was feeling increasingly detached from her family. She faced mounting legal bills that only exacerbated the financial turmoil related to her family's travel. "I'm just beat down on this one. I am tired. The opponents have succeeded on the drive towards our personal bankruptcy, and have divided my family," she wrote. She finished the overnight email with a sobering conclusion: "One has...
  • Sarah Palin on Alaska job: I can’t take it anymore, reveals new public emails

    02/24/2012 8:51:50 AM PST · by kristinn · 90 replies
    AP via The New York Daily News ^ | Friday, February 24, 2012
    Fed up with mounting legal bills and rattled by intense scrutiny of her family and work, Sarah Palin was ready to step down as Alaska's governor months before she left office in July 2009. Emails released Thursday, most from the last 10 months of her time in office, show she told her husband in April, "I can't take it anymore" and complained to spokeswoman Sharon Leighow and aide Kris Perry in March that she had been the target of "many frivolous suits and charges since the DAY I became VP candidate." "I can't afford this job," she wrote. The emails...
  • Joke About Sale of Alaska Hits a Nerve in Russia

    12/07/2005 7:07:20 AM PST · by twinself · 25 replies · 1,023+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 28, 2005 | Sergei Blagov
    It may have been a joke, but some media organizations and politicians in Moscow appear to have taken half-seriously a satirical suggestion that the United States should sell Alaska back to Russia for $1 trillion. The tongue-in-cheek proposal published in a U.S. newspaper raised the vague notion still present here that Russia could one day retrieve the territory it sold to the U.S. The return of Alaska would be marked by a great national holiday, said Vladimir Zhirinovsky, an outspoken nationalist politician. Russia would then have a presence on three continents -- Europe, Asia and America -- noted Zhirinovsky, who...
  • Report: Obama Administration Is Giving Away 7 Strategic Islands to Russia

    02/18/2012 4:32:00 PM PST · by sushiman · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/18/12 | Jim Hoff
  • Is this true? "The State Dept is secretly negotiating to give Alasakan islands to Russia"

    11/23/2009 8:06:06 AM PST · by MelSmith · 21 replies · 1,953+ views
    This is from a direct-mail fundraising piece from "StateDepartmentWatch.org". They say that the current congress "will decide the fate of eight strategically and economically vital islands in Alaska...and the U.S. will get nothing in return." This is the first that I've heard this claim and I don't know if it's valid.