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Incumbent pig Lysa Merkoskee will not be dislodged from corporatist trough

As oil industry crony Lisa Murkowski retains her Alaska senate seat, did she "make history" by being the first official in 50 years to succeed as a write-in candidate, or did she make history by demonstrating that incumbents can beat every last determined effort to throw them out? The otherwise incorrigibly-Republican Murkowsky was rejected in her own party's primary, so she defied her constituents by running under the stealth Incumbent Party, DC's most heavily funded lobby arm, representing corporate polluters, profiteers, pillagers and other profaners of Democracy, enlisting the help of even Alaska's poorest spellers to ensure that nothing will dislodge America's corrupt Mandarins.

Ted Stevens, Person of Interest in Sarah Palin corruption..

Died in a plane crash. Very sudden, very tragic, very convenient. Much like the bulk of the anti-war contingent in the Senate died in a plane crash with Senator Wellstone (D, MN) Meanwhile, Mrs Palins son in law Levi is running for mayor. Whether to bolster mum-in-laws Propaga errr "publicity" level or just piss her off, who knows? Levi, if you're going to piss her off, make sure you don't do much air travel for a while.... Just, you know, sayin' is all.

Whistleblower prosecuted, Palin not charged

Hacker David Kernell blew the whistle on then-governor Sarah Palin's illegal use of personal emails to evade the State of Alaska's record-keeping requirements. For guessing her password and posting her emails in public, Kernell is found guilty of four felony counts, while Palin mocks the justice system from her pedestal on Fox News. From abuse of authority, influence peddling, to turning tricks for the oil industry, it's not like obstructing justice didn't fit her MO.

Th-Th-Th-Th-That’s all folks, in lipstick

Full text of Alaska Ex-Governor Sarah Palin's poetic address, wherein she explains that her contract with the voters of Alaska has a "lame duck" escape clause, stuff about a God-given right to despoil, some veiled threats to shoot gun-control revenuers, and the protections of both First Amendments. Sarah Palin, July 26, 2009, Fairbanks AK: "What an absolutely beautiful day it is, and it is my honor to speak to all Alaskans, to our Alaskan family this last time as your governor. And it is always great to be in Fairbanks. The rugged rugged hardy people that live up here and some of the most patriotic people whom you will ever know live here, and one thing that you are known for is your steadfast support of our military community up here and I thank you for that and thank you United States military for protecting the greatest nation on Earth. Together we stand. And getting up here I say it is the best road trip in America soaring through nature's finest show. Denali, the great one, soaring under the midnight sun. And then the extremes. In the winter time it's the frozen road that is competing with the view of ice fogged frigid beauty, the cold though, doesn't it split the Cheechakos from the Sourdoughs? And then in the summertime such extreme summertime about a hundred and fifty degrees hotter than just some months ago, than just some months from now, with fireweed blooming along the frost heaves and merciless rivers that are rushing and carving and reminding us that here, Mother Nature wins. It is as throughout all Alaska that big wild good life teeming along the road that is north to the future. That is what we get to see every day. Now what the rest of America gets to see along with us is in this last frontier there is hope and opportunity and there is country pride. And it is our men and women in uniform securing it, and we are facing tough challenges in America with some seeming to just be Hell bent maybe on tearing down our nation, perpetuating some pessimism, and suggesting American apologetics, suggesting perhaps that our best days were yesterdays. But as other people have asked, "How can that pessimism be, when proof of our greatness, our pride today is that we produce the great proud volunteers who sacrifice everything for country?" Now this week alone, Sean Parnell and I were on the, um, on Ft. Rich the base there, the army chapel, and we heard the last roll call, and the sounding of Taps for three very brave, very young Alaskan soldiers who just gave their all for all of us. Together we do stand with gratitude for our troops who protect all of our cherished freedoms, including our freedom of speech which, par for the course, I'm going to exercise. And first, some straight talk for some, just some in the media because another right protected for all of us is freedom of the press, and you

Pollsters detect Stevens Effect in Alaska

Obama's victory has called into doubt the improbable Bradley Effect, but MSNBC's Rachel Maddow pointed to the re-election so far of Senator Ted Stevens in Alaska, a result which rings off-key with his pre-election eight point deficit in the polls, as suggesting a reverse-type Bradley Effect: voters misrepresenting their inclination to vote for a felon. So why not name this specter after the honorable senator crook? The Stevens Effect: telling pollsters you will not vote for a candidate who's a convicted felon, but in the voting booth making sure to kiss his ring. But before we condemn the Alaska voters, let's give them a chance to demand an investigation into their election results. Apparently the major contested offices won by Republicans on Tuesday polled very differently than the result. Plus, the Alaskan voter turnout came in much lower than expected. Until these anomalies are clarified, perhaps it's too early to blame a Stevens Effect on the electorate. Maybe the Stevens Effect will eventually refer to a computer programming term for fixing the election result to please a mob boss. At 84 years old, probably we'll be denied the satisfaction that Senator Stevens will live to see his namesake effect calculated into pollster projections of upcoming elections.

Ted Stevens guilt at most embarrassing

Alaska Senator Ted Stevens was found guilty on all seven counts of felony corruption charges. Says Reuters, it's "a verdict that could endanger the Republican's political future." That's all, for betraying the public trust? Though each charge carries a max five year sentence, reporters predict that Stevens will face only probation. And while Governor Sarah Palin issued a statement denouncing the culture of corruption in the Alaskan oil business, she stopped short of asking for the senator's resignation. It's thought neither will the US Senate. What is the point then of catching politicians red handed?

Alaskan anti-Palin rally drew record numbers, CoSprings rally not so many…

as a baseball game. One in which there is no Pennant chance or pennant impact. The Rockies on Tuesday night drew a crowd of 25,000. which is two and a half times as many as turned out for the McCain Palin Lie-Fest a short week and a half ago. The Rox were, unfortunately, mathematically eliminated from the Pennant by the time they were playing the Braves last week. However, they did deliver a really brutal whuppin' to San Diego. There's another McPalin Lie Parade up nawth somewhere, Michigan I think, where the hall would seat 15,000 ... there's seats set aside for 8000 and nobody's making any big run on the tickets. Dunno, must be their rabid support for more Predatory Lending, more Selling America 850 billion dollars worth of rotten dead Corporate Meat, (YUM YUM!!) (which we got for exactly a penny on the dollar, but still, that ain't a bargain folks) and of course the Deregulation that made it all possible. Thank you very much Senator M and Gov. P... But I think I'll pass on my share of your Economic Miracle Whippin' Policies. The Alaskan Rally pulled in a thousand four hundred before anybody stopped counting. I would imagine, from the McMethods used to count the participants at a McRally, they McMight have McRealized that keeping the reported count low would be to their McAdvantage. Straight Lies Express strikes again.

Wikileaks can archive the Palin emails so she doesn’t have to, by law

Wikileaks is off-line again. (But try 88.80.13.160) The whistle-blower safe box had just posted fragments of communications hacked from Sarah Palin's Yahoo email account. GOP campaign reps denounced the act as "a shocking invasion of the governor's privacy and a violation of the law" Come again? Eavesdropping is illegal? Hackers working under the venerable pseudonym "Anonymous" posted email from the Alaska Governor which appeared to violate government safeguards about official communications. Emails regarding state business are supposed to go through government mail systems and be archived accordingly. Personal email accounts are not to be used to circumvent government oversight. The hackers invite the public to decide for themselves whether communications at the addresses sarah.palin@yahoo.com and gov.sarah@yahoo.com violated these restrictions. Wikileaks is a repository of leaked information to which government or corporate whistle-blowers can post who want to bring evidence of wrong-doing to the public's attention. Wired has an excellent profile of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The site has been targeted by the courts and corporate hackers to prevent the disclosure of sensitive information. For example, Wikileaks leaked instruction manuals from the DoD's secret prison system. Why Wikileaks has become inaccessible this time is hopefully due simply to too much traffic. You can check Wikileak for access updates, if lame commentary. When Wikileaks published offshore banking records showing how US corporations are evading federal taxes, the Swiss bank Julius Baer prevailed upon a US court to revoke the wikileaks.org domain name. Apparently the Secret Service has vowed to investigate who hacked into Sarah Palin's account. This should be a revealing test of Wikileaks' stealth measures. Wikileaks contributors use a FIREFOX pluggin called TOR to spread their online tracks over a distribution of participating TOR users. In addition communications are encrypted with PGP -Pretty Good Privacy. Unavoidably however, a not insignificant number of machines on the network are recognized to be intelligence agents. (Scrubbing Bubbles said "We work hard so you don't have to.")

Alaska’s REJECT PALIN rally

It has to be the item most hidden by the American media so far this year. They just do not want America to know that Alaskans turned out in mass to what has been described as the largest political demonstration in that state ever! They came out 1400 strong to show the US and the world that Sarah Palin is certainly not liked at all by many an Alaskan. The Republican hate media tried to stop the large turnout. Alaska Women Rally Against Palin And Are Threatened That forked tongue, Right Wing hate radio scumbag kind of turned your stomach, didn't he? Eddie Burke is kind of an Alaskan version of Rush Limbaugh, a loud mouthed thug who was forced to backtrack from his original calls to violence. He got slapped on the wrist for invoking violence against 2 women organizers of the rally, but his brand of hate will be back, because it's popular with the Far Right nutters. Radio host suspended for airing anti-Palin protesters' numbers

Uncounted populations of the territories

Did you catch the news clip of Karl Rove extolling Sarah Palin's experience at mayor of Alaska's second largest city. Uh, Wasilla? What about the Alaskan cities and towns which we'd heard of before? Anchorage, Nome, Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, etc? Sure enough, Wasilla, with a population of 5,000 ranks around tenth. If that's saying anything, really. The total population of Alaska is only over a half million. Of course, Rove knows that his broad brush of Palin will carry more weight than the printed correction. And who's going to fault him for Alaskan geography? Which leads to a question about the populations of America's outlying territories. I know Puerto Rico looks small, you might be tempted to dismiss it like the Marianna islands, without need for representation in DC. But Puerto Rico's population is twice that of Alaska and Hawaii put together. Why is it not a state? Because if they were allowed to vote, they would secede? NPR referred to Wasilla as a "city," although most us would probably consider it a small town. Town hall is in a strip mall.

Sarah Palin’s sister married a cop

What does TROOPER GATE say about the potential Vice President, now Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin? Apparently emails and phone records indicate that Palin used her authority as governor to fire the supervisor who wouldn't fire the state trooper with whom her sister was fighting a custody battle. How TROOPER GATE strikes me, in addition to the inappropriate abuse of power, is that Palin's sister was married to a cop. How far can anyone fall from so short a tree? Which is not to say Palin would not be smart enough to be Vice President, or President, when John McCain expires. She's no worse a patsy than George W. Bush. The odds are phenomenally unlikely she could be dumber. How did such an inexperienced person find herself as governor of Alaska? Probably Palin was the only person myopic enough to step into Senator Stevens' corrupt political machine. Stevens and his cronies couldn't serve as governor themselves, they were too busy with sneaky oil deals. As scandals grew to investigations, they needed someone in office who wouldn't know how to do anythng, much less turn the heat on them. It turns out Palin was cut from the same cloth, of a rougher thread-count. Instead of embezzling from oil deals, or stealing cuts of construction projects, she's pushing her weight around in personal vendettas against in-laws.

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