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  • Politics Cloud Judgment in Final Week [Palin blasts Alaska Dems on her travel plans]

    04/13/2009 5:56:57 PM PDT · by Al B. · 21 replies · 1,196+ views
    Office of the Governor of Alaska ^ | April 13, 2009 | Unknown
    April 13, 2009, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sarah Palin will attend the Vanderburgh County Right to Life dinner in Evansville, Indiana on Thursday as well as a breakfast the next morning for S.M.I.L.E., a nonprofit organization for families with members who have Down Syndrome. Governor Palin had previously personally informed the legislative leadership of her upcoming event and asked if legislators had any problem with her attendance at an event outside the Capitol building. None expressed concerns. And this event doesn’t cost the state a dime – the governor has no staff, not even state security, with her, though her...
  • Palin approves of Mat-Su capital budget cuts

    04/11/2009 4:46:24 PM PDT · by curth · 1 replies · 236+ views
    KTUU ^ | Friday, April 10, 2009 | Rhonda McBride
    The sands of the legislative hour glass are running out, and lawmakers have nine days left before the session comes to a close. Their relationship with Gov. Sarah Palin has been an ongoing source of speculation, and a move Thursday from the Senate Finance Committee turned some heads when the committee released a draft of its capital budget. The budget was short about a half billion dollars in projects the governor had proposed. There have already been complaints in the Mat-Su Borough over some of these cuts, but none on Friday from Palin, who invited reporters into her office for...
  • Salacious News Coverage: Levi Johnston and Disturbing Lingering Questions

    04/10/2009 9:57:54 AM PDT · by curth · 13 replies · 985+ views
    The mainstream media has once again taken delight in reporting salacious news about Governor Palin and her family as the Johnstons are traveling the talk show circuit for the express purpose of bad-mouthing the mother of his child and the Governor. While this blog normally focuses exclusively on the Governor's accomplishments, some recent developments dictate that the subject of Levi and Bristol once again be covered. There is more to this story than meets the eye -- particularly regarding who is financing these appearances, what the financier's motives are and who the financier is connected with. The Johnston family's trip...
  • Much Ado (Undue) about the Palins of Alaska

    04/10/2009 8:55:40 AM PDT · by curth · 9 replies · 474+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | April 10th, 2009 | Gary Larson
    Why? The Left and its media allies fear the prospect of Sarah Palin in the White House. So they pile on, and on . . . Governor Sarah Palin's now 18-year-old daughter Bristol, the new mom, gets lots of attention from the mainstream media (MSM) simply for being a daughter of the one-time veep candidate. No other reason, to be sure, for the intense focus on the kid. Like dogs shaking new bones, news media couldn't let go. They covered the Palins' daughter's pregnancy and birth and now, incredibly, the "breakup" of the star-crossed teenage couple. Such breathless reporting has...
  • A Time For Choosing......An Open Letter To The Republican Party

    04/05/2009 8:26:19 AM PDT · by curth · 10 replies · 624+ views
    Townhall,com ^ | April 05, 2009 | Gary P Jackson
    In October of 1964 Ronald Reagan addressed the Republican National Convention and a television audience. At the time America was headed into liberalism in a big way.. Democrats were looking to grow the government in ways our founders never dreamed of. The "Great Society" was upon us. Reagan, a newly minted Republican, remarked that he didn’t leave the democrat party, the party left him. Reagan spoke of American exceptionalism and determination. He spoke of conservatism. He also spoke of the evils of liberalism, and communism. Reagan’s speech, entitled "A Time For Choosing" is one of his best works. It is...
  • Salacious Coverage of the Palin Family -- Some Thoughts

    04/04/2009 10:52:02 PM PDT · by curth · 13 replies · 1,046+ views
    Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's Accomplishments ^ | Saturday, April 4, 2009 | Ron Devito
    On April 3, 2009, a "perfect storm" of negative publicity surrounded Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in matters pertaining to her family. In the first item, her husband's half-sister was arrested on two charges of felony burglary. In the second item, Levi Johnston appeared on the Tyra Banks show to discuss his sex life with Bristol Palin. Apparently, another appearance is to occur on April 6. Of course, those who hate Governor Palin have gleefully jumped on this "news" to proclaim her unfit for POTUS and unfit as Governor. First are some items to consider regarding Tyra Banks: 1. The Tyra...
  • Photo: Palin addresses protesters

    03/25/2009 7:00:41 PM PDT · by curth · 54 replies · 1,497+ views
    Dozens of arts and education supporters gathered on the Capitol steps at noon last Friday to protest Gov. Sarah Palin's rejection of federal stimulus dollars. The state of Alaska was offered approximately $930 million from the federal government. Last Thursday, Palin decided to reject almost $288 million, much of which would have gone toward arts and education programs. Palin met protesters on the steps during the protest to answer questions and defend her decision. She said that rather than following national opinion on the matter, she is more concerned with managing Alaskan's expectations."I'm going to do what's best for Alaska,"...
  • Democratic National Committee: Statement on Gov Palin's Decision to Reject Stimulus Funds

    03/19/2009 6:33:21 PM PDT · by redk · 58 replies · 2,276+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | 3/19/09
    WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Please find, below, the statement of Democratic National Committee communications director Brad Woodhouse on Governor Sarah Palin's decision to reject over $500 million in federal funds due the state of Alaska under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: "After soliciting and accepting more federal dollars per capita than any other governor in the union, Sarah Palin's decision today to deny the state of Alaska over half a billion dollars in recovery and reinvestment funds - including millions for schools, energy and public safety - appears to be nothing more than political posturing. At a time...
  • UPDATE: Former VP candidate Palin coming to Evansville

    03/12/2009 7:03:31 PM PDT · by curth · 23 replies · 892+ views
    Evansville courier-press ^ | March 12, 2009 | Staff Report
    Vanderburgh County Right to Life confirmed today that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will speak at the group's annual banquet April 16 at The Centre. The event in The Centre's Bill Brooks Exhibition Hall has sold out of about 2,050 dinner tickets, but Right to Life Executive Director Mary Ellen Van Dyke said arrangements have been made to accommodate an additional 2,500 people for a simulcast with theater seating in The Centre's auditorium. If both rooms are filled, the Right to Life banquet will be the largest event in The Centre's history, said Dave Rector, general manager of the Evansville Vanderburgh...
  • Palin Supports Bill to Combat High Energy Costs

    03/11/2009 6:21:09 AM PDT · by curth · 4 replies · 335+ views
    KTVA ^ | 3/10/2009 | Office Of The Governor
    March 10, 2009, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sarah Palin pledged her support today for Senator Bettye Davis' bill to extend Alaska's suspension of the motor fuel tax. Senate Bill 14 extends a portion of the governor's multi-phase statewide energy plan she introduced last year to help Alaskans combat the high cost of energy. "Alaskans are unique among Americans in the contiguous states in terms of transportation costs," Palin said. "In rural Alaska, particularly, many people are still paying outrageous fuel costs. Heating and fuel bills are double and triple what others pay in the Lower 48. I support any sound...
  • Rural affairs adviser responds to Tucker's criticism of Palin

    03/07/2009 8:39:45 PM PST · by curth · 2 replies · 368+ views
    Editor's note: Gov. Sarah Palin's new rural affairs adviser, John Moller, responded today to Nick Tucker's criticism of the governor from her recent visit to western Alaska. Tucker lives in Emmonak and brought media attention to food and fuel shortages in his community in January. On Thursday, Alaska Dispatch and ANI Newspapers published a letter by Tucker that took Palin to task for allegedly disrespecting rural Alaskans during her visit to the villages of Marshall and Russian Mission. Here is John Moller's complete statement in response to Nick Tucker: I was a member of the fourth team of state officials...
  • Sarah Palin Reimburses Alaska for Travel

    02/26/2009 9:48:18 AM PST · by curth · 10 replies · 549+ views
    To The Center ^ | 2/26/2009
    Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is still standing strong, admitting she didn’t do anything wrong, but has agreed to reimburse the state almost $7,000 for nine trips taken by her children. This payment settles an ethics complaint that was filed back in October. The trips in question include Bristol accompanying her to a conference in New York City and another as her husband Tom competed in the Iron Dog snow machine race. The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate said in a written statement that she’s obligated to meet Alaskans across the state. She insists, “I am blessed to have a large...
  • Governor Palin's Staff Addresses Expenses Issues

    02/24/2009 2:45:08 PM PST · by SolidWood · 24 replies · 940+ views
    Office of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin ^ | Office of Governor Palin
    Governor’s Staff Addresses Expenses Issues on News Media Coverage of Per Diem FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 09-35 Governor’s Staff Addresses Expenses Issues February 23, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska – Staff for Governor Sarah Palin today responded to persistent news media coverage of the per diem the governor has collected while working away from her official duty station of Juneau, while pointing out significant savings the governor has achieved in regard to the way she has discharged her official duties. “The news media have been focused on the $8,500 the governor has collected in per diem annually while working in Anchorage, almost...
  • Murphy's Law, The Peter Principle and barack obama

    02/10/2009 10:41:50 PM PST · by FromLori · 14 replies · 721+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 2/11/09 | Kyle Ann-Shiver
    February 11, 2009 Murphy's Law, the Peter Principle and Barack Obama By Kyle-Anne Shiver What happens when everything that can go wrong in a person's character formation does go wrong, and that person continues to be promoted to his level of incompetence? President Barack Obama happens. I'm well into my sixth decade of life and have yet to see a more perfect collision of Murphy's Law with the Peter Principle in a single individual. Proper character development is the overriding aim of good parents in raising their children. Mature parents, especially those Judeo/Christian parents with faith, believe it sinful to...
  • Integrity (Fr. Tom Euteneuer on Obama and his Administration)

    02/05/2009 8:54:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies · 978+ views
    HLI ^ | Friday, February 6, 2009 | Fr. Tom Euteneuer
    IntegrityDear Spirit and Life readers,One of my most memorable experiences in Marine Corps boot camp was the lesson of integrity. Certain infractions of the strict code of discipline were considered "integrity violations" such as lying or undermining the chain of command, etc. We all implicitly understood that term to mean the breaking of rules of conduct or ethics that bind men together for the common mission. We did our best to avoid committing any violations of integrity, not merely to avoid penalties, but more so because we sought to form ourselves as honorable, trustworthy men deserving of our uniforms.Ironically, the...
  • Sarah Palin in 2012?

    02/02/2009 5:40:22 PM PST · by curth · 19 replies · 714+ views
    asuwebdevil ^ | Monday, February 2, 2009 | Joseph Hermiz
    In what appeared to be Sarah Palin’s lowest attempt to stay in the public spotlight last Tuesday, the former Republican vice-presidential candidate and current governor of Alaska launched a new political action committee, SarahPAC. The model, which is an obvious mirror to that of Hillary Clinton’s HillaryPAC, already has people in Washington, and throughout the blogosphere talking about what appears to be Palin’s almost definite 2012 presidential run. The PAC is going to be raising money for Republican candidates, and most likely exploring a winning strategy for Palin in 2012. Before going any further with my analysis of Palin’s new...
  • Why bother reporting something you disagree with?

    01/16/2009 5:51:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies · 755+ views
    Cleveland Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 January, 2009 | Daniel White
    Daniel White graduated from the University of Hartford majoring in Criminal Justice with minors in Sociology and English. He currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer of Ohioans For Concealed Carry and is a NRA Training Counselor. Why bother reporting something you disagree with? Earlier this week, I wrote an article for the OFCC website about a Morning Journal story covering the "Take Back Elyria" event held this past Sunday. In it, I wondered about the lack of mention of the right to use firearms for self defense when the whole point of the event was described as "dedicated to teaching residents how...
  • Palin won't accept raise

    01/10/2009 12:24:42 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 19 replies · 647+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 17 2008 | Kyle Hopkins
    Gov. Sarah Palin didn't ask for a pay raise and won't accept one during her current term, a spokesman said Wednesday. (please see url for full story)
  • Online Register Created To Flag Scientific Papers That May Be Tainted By Fraud Or Misconduct

    12/23/2008 4:15:34 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 5 replies · 295+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Dec. 18, 2008
    A group of French research students is launching an online register to flag up scientific papers that have been tainted by fraud and other types of scientific misconduct. Claire Ribrault, a PhD student in neurobiology at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, unveiled the Scientific Red Cards project last month at a workshop on research integrity sponsored by the European Science Foundation (ESF). The idea is to identify papers that have been shown to be fraudulent but are still in circulation. Scientific journals are the primary means by which the results of research are made public. Emma Campbell, of the European...
  • Lie of the Jungle

    12/06/2008 11:28:01 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 6 replies · 1,286+ views
    He had the chance to write the biography of Cheeta, known as the world's oldest and most famous chimp. But his research led him into serious monkey business. ... But one oft-repeated fact about the chimp's life nagged at me. It was one of the standard stories in Cheeta's biography -- repeated in Newsweek and other magazines, recited by Cheeta's current owner and many Cheeta admirers -- that the first of his two owners, animal trainer Tony Gentry, had gotten him in Liberia as a baby and smuggled him under his overcoat aboard a Pan Am flight home in 1932....