Saturday, October 11, 2008

Getting Deparate, McCain Campaign Sends Palin Out To Raise EDGE ISSUES

Suppose it was only a matter of time, but Palin today started beating the rabid religious right wing drum of EDGE ISSUES, trotting out the agenda of the Pro Life segment of American society. Reeling from her guilt in the Troopergate Investigation findings, incapable of talking intelligently about the economy Palin did an end around run right to the Right To Life. Times of war, a failing economy, let's not forget about our concern about Right To Life! Sure she would have had the right wing conservatives dancing in the aisle and speaking in tongues if she'd tossed in some crude remarks about fudge packing and keeping marriage a sacred institution between a man and a woman. All week Palin has trotted out the Obama the terrorist message, and apparently warming up to her assignment for next week, she is moving the conversation over to Obama the BABY KILLER. Since Palin brought it up in a around about way, lets talk about the Supreme Court for just a minute. It was the Bush Right Wing court that took away our property rights, decided in favor of BIG BUSINESS when it comes to immiment domain issues. Can you afford three more Bush style judges sitting on the highest court in the land?

JOHNSTOWN, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin charged into the culture wars Saturday in Pennsylvania, painting Sen. Barack Obama as a radical on abortion rights.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Saturday.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Saturday.

The stop comes amid news that Palin violated Alaska ethics law by trying to get her former brother-in-law fired from the state police, a state investigator's report for the bipartisan Legislative Council concluded Friday.

Ethics woes aside, Palin focused her attention on abortion -- an issue that rallies the conservative base but some say alienates independent and women voters.

"In times like these with wars and financial crisis, I know that it may be easy to forget even as deep and abiding a concern as the right to life, and it seems that our opponent kind of hopes you will forget that," Palin told a crowd in Johnstown. "He hopes that you won't notice how radical, absolutely radical his idea is on this, and his record is, until it's too late."

Palin has mostly avoided raising her opposition to abortion rights on the campaign trail since she was tapped as Sen. John McCain's running mate, a fact she readily acknowledged in her remarks.

Open Message To Senator's Obama and McCain

America Divided

As the mud slinging 2008 Presidential Election slugs its way toward the finish line, one sad disturbing fact is abundantly clear. America as a nation will be divided regardless of which candidate claims the Grand Prize, becomes the next President of the United States. With each passing hour, just when you think things cannot sink further into the fetid swamp of political accusations, the 2008 Presidential Campaign finds its way to another new low as each side slams the other with barbs meant to inflame passion and anger, intended to further divide and isolate the opposing sides into their guarded, and perhaps armed political camps.

A man at a McCain rally today was holding a monkey with an Obama sticker…the racial undertones and message could not be any clearer. John Lewis, perhaps rightfully, compared the McCain Campaign’s race baiting of the last week to one George Wallace of Alabama. John McCain was quick to claim insult, demanding an apology that was quick in arriving from the Obama Campaign, laced with its own venomous counter claims. It’s OK for Sarah Palin to paint Obama as a terrorist, but John Lewis’s charges leveled in the other direction go beyond the pale?

As this hate and anger spreads across America like some contagious disease, we seem to be distracted from a basic reality…we as a nation are on the verge of death. Our once proud democracy, our home of the free and the brave is in intensive care. George W. Bush and Secretary Paulson, two inept surgeons are preparing to do surgery on our economic machine, now laying inert, barely surviving, on life support. All our divergent views and morals will mean nothing if we cannot band together as One Nation under God to save the Red, White and Blue.

Do you really care about Roe VS Wade if you can no longer afford to feed your family? Is nation building in Iraq of any real importance if that war is bankrupting our nation? Does the color of another’s skin matter if you both are standing on a Bread Line hoping, praying for a bite to eat? Tell me what good your holier than thou superior moral beliefs are if you cannot feed your children, or keep a roof over your family’s head? Does it matter that the Supreme Court leans to the right or the left if most of America can no longer live the American Dream?

We are spiraling out of control, sliding down a slippery slope to becoming a Third World Nation, all the hopes and dreams of over 200 years tossed away because of our inability to put away our differences, angers and tempers long enough to save a nation that we all claim to love. Please America; wake up, if not for yourselves, then for your children and their children. Have we lost track of the old adage, “United we stand and divided we fall”? “My country tis of thee, sweet land of liberty…” is being lost, torn apart at the seams because of partisan bickering. Do we all want to collectively wake up one day and have to tell our children that the United States of America used to be the Greatest Nation on Earth?

Biden was chastised by Republicans for suggesting paying higher taxes in a time of National crisis was patriotic. Look deep within your heart, set aside your anger and ask yourselves, “Is he right”? We won World War II because every American sacrificed for the greater good of our nation. When and where did we lose sight of John F. Kennedy’s immortal words of challenge, “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.”? We are in a time of National Crisis and how we face it will determine the future of our nation. Divided into separate camps tossing venom filled words into the opponents camp is a sure fire way of killing the greatest country in the world. Only through setting aside our differences, only in joining together as one can we face the trials and tribulations that lay ahead; only as one United States can we save America, the home of the free and the brave. When you go into that voting booth on Election Day, I would ask each of you to set aside your own agenda’s, prejudice and political views, and instead ask yourselves, “What is best for America in this, our hour of need?”

Watch The Spin Carefully on Troopergate!

Found and interesting small article over on the PXY 106 web site on the whole Sarah Palin Troopergate story. It clearly shows you how the McCain Campaign handlers for loose cannon Sarah Palin are trying to spin her guilt. Two sentences tell it all:

1. "If you read the report, you will see that there was nothing unlawful or unethical about replacing a Cabinet member," Palin said.

This is not exactly what the report says, but we'll give it to her. The investigator did say that a MAJOR contributing cause of Monehan's termination was his refusal to terminate Mike Wooten. So technically, Sarah Palin did not break the law here...she just showed us that she is a mean spirited vindictive bitch.

2. CNN said attorneys representing Palin contend such violations are only applicable to financial motives.

If you disagree with a law, or if it could snare your client, disagree with its interpretation, thus setting up a fight that could only be resolved with a trip to the Supreme Court...we all know that is not going to happen, and so do Sarah Palin's handlers. She is trying to slice the apple differently, reshape reality, and distract you with a classic bait and switch red herring. Bottom line is clear to any one that has two brain cells too rub together. Sarah Palin violated Alaska laws and statutes, committed the most egregious of Ethics Violations, "Abuse of Power".

Pentecostal Born Again Christian Sarah Palin Not Repentant

When questioned by a reporter about her Abuse of Power, radical Third Wave Born Again Pentecostal Governor Sarah Palin, was not repentant, going so far as to deny she has done anything wrong in firing Commissioner Monehan. It’s a great bait and switch if the press lets her get away with it. She is partially right in her statement. The investigation said that Commissioner Monehan’s refusal to fire Trooper Mike Wooten was only a part of/played a part in her decision to fire Monehan. However, in investigating his firing, the Investigation UNCOVERED and PROVED an underlying Abuse of Power.

OK, give Sarah Palin a free pass on Monehan, or at least a partial one…that investigation uncovered, or confirmed a different Abuse of Power, proved an Abuse of Power. Todd Palin, Sarah Palin and her staff did in fact and deed carry out a vendetta against Mike Wooten, her former brother-in-law, the father of her nieces/nephews. They went above and beyond the pale, abused her power and position as Governor of Alaska in taking EXTRODINARY steps, using questionable means to get Mike Wooten fired from the Alaska State Troopers. That is a crime, it a violation of the statutes of the state of Alaska.

Instead of admitting her wrongdoing, she is stubbornly sticking to her guns, refusing to admit she made a mistake, refusing to admit she and her husband went over the line. That is disturbing behavior for any public official, even more so in a woman that could be one breath away from the Presidency. Further, her refusal to admit the err of her ways, to offer some small apology, perhaps be contrite and repentant in some small way brings into question her supposed Christian Values…does she see herself, and her calling as placing her above even God’s laws and the Ten Commandments?

More disturbing if you read the Investigative Report…the report shows clearly that Todd and Sarah Palin believe there should be two different criteria, two different sets of laws. The laws they want Mike Wooten held to, and those reserved for themselves as fine once law abiding citizens. A whole part of the CHARACTER ASSASINATION of Mike Wooten included a charge often voiced by Todd and Sarah that Mike had illegally shot a moose. Boiling this episode down to its simplest equation, Mike went hunting with his then wife, Sarah Palin’s sister. They were standing together, they both spotted the moose, but Mike pulled the trigger. His wife’s tag was used to check the moose. Once there was a falling out, once the divorce started getting ugly the Palin clan decided to use this to get Mike Wooten in trouble, used the episode in their attempts to get him fired.

Here is the problem with that story…there is more to it than the above paragraph. Sarah’s sister and others helped drag the moose out of the field. Sarah’s father butchered the moose. I know all this, as it is in the report. Mr. Monehan pointed out to Todd Palin that it was doubtful any prosecuting attorney would pursue the case, and if they did, everyone associated with the incident would be charged as well. That would mean bringing charges against Sarah Palin’s sister, and Sarah Palin’s father. This enraged Todd Palin…he wanted only Mike Wooten CHARGED, not his own family members.

The American people need to read this report, need to understand that Sarah Palin was partially cleared on the issue of the firing of Commissoner Monehan, but she was not cleared in regards to the personal vendetta she and her family have carried out against one Mike Wooten. She simply stated violated the law, is guilty of the most serious ethics violation there is…ABUSE OF POWER. This combined with her cold refusal to show any sorrow or regret for her actions makes her unfit to hold office as the Governor of the State of Alaska, makes her unfit to be the next Vice President of the United States of America.

updated 1 hour, 1 minute ago

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Governor Sarah Palin says she did not abuse her power as governor, despite a legislative investigation which found she violated state ethics laws by trying to have her former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper.

After the results of the investigation were released, Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, was asked by a reporter if she abused her power as governor. She replied, "No, and if you read the report you'll see that there was nothing unlawful or unethical about replacing a cabinet member. You gotta read the report, sir."

The politically charged investigation is over, and its conclusions are stinging. But the fallout, if any, might not come until Election Day. (rest of story)

Bristol Palin's Muffin In Oven-Paternity Tests in Offing?

It is amazing what is out on the Internet, what can be found on You Tube. Is this video a hoax, or could we be seeing paternity tests in the very near future as Bristol Palin gives birth to the next Obama?

Forget Cartoons...A Montage Of "Sarah Palin" Shorts

Why watch Saturday morning cartoons when you can kick back with your java and enjoy a few top drawer Sarah Palin Shorts...enjoy!

Have You Seen This Video...Palin Caught in Monehan LIE

Troopergate takes ANOTHER ODD TWIST...why isn't the National Media covering this. We all saw the news, saw that the Troopergate Investigation found Sarah Palin was guilty of Abuse of Power in trying to get her former brother-in-law fired, but had done nothing wrong in firing her Commissioner. End of story right? WRONG. Sarah Palen is lying, and there is VIDEO PROOF OF IT right on You Tube! Commissioner Monehan was partially vendicated in yesterday's ruling, but not completely, and he deserves to be. This video needs to virally RACE AROUND the internet. If you read this post, watch this video and agree, I ask you to twitter it, Digg it, link to it, even post it in your own blog. This is Sarah Palin in her own words in front of a TV camera lying on the whole entire affair.

Too Understand Sarah Palin Verdict, Divide The Whole Into Its Component Parts

OK, have read the verdict/report on Sarah Palin, as it has been bothering me ALL NIGHT to a point I have stayed up figuring it all out. How can someone violate ethics laws of the State of Alaske, yet not be guilty in the firing of a state employee...then it hit me. We have two separate issues here that have come to light because of the firing!

Part One-Trying to get Trooper fired.

Part Two-Firing of said Trooper's superior.

It was at this point that the light bulb went on in my brain. Sarah Palin is GUILTY of violating the state of Alaska's statutes as relates to ethics, she was and is guilty of an Abuse of Power which is an impeachable offense! She is guilty of this, because she used her position of power in a wrongful attempt to get the trooper fired.

Now, separate issue is the firing of the troopers superior. This man as it were, served at the pleasure of the Governor. State law gives her the right to terminate the employment of said employee, or transfer them to a different or lesser job at any time she so chooses without a reason!

When you separate the two, as you must, it all MAKE SENSE, and you realize that Sarah Palin has in deed committed a VERY GRAVE AND SERIOUS offense. Is any of this making sense to any one reading it? Even if she had never fired her TOP COP, she would have been guilty of Abuse of Power for her actions/or lack thereof in regards to her former brother in law, her and Todd's vendetta against him, using her position in an attempt TO HAVE HIM FIRED. So now the big this Attorney General or the Alaskan State Legislature going to BRING CHARGES AGAINST HER?

Friday, October 10, 2008

World Bank Computers Are Being HACKED!

The World Bank wants to SEIZE CONTROL of the entire world's banking system, put everyone including the USA under their rules and controls. Well, before we go throw our sovereignty, give up the freedom of self rule that is America, we need to realize that the World Bank's security IS SO BAD that hackers have successfully stolen more private data from them than from any other agency in the world. That's right, their data systems are under seige by hackers! Some of the most sensitive financial data in the entire world has fallen into EVIL HANDS because the World Bank is INCAPABLE of securing its data bases, is INCAPABLE of keeping hackers out of their systems! Even scarier...though they ADMIT to being hacked, though they admit a lot of sensitive stuff has been stolen, they cannot even be sure exactly what HAS BEEN STOLEN!

August 19 Update on Information Security

Date: August 19, 2008 - 04:16

Sponsor: Information Solutions Group

Note: IFC’s information security policies are governed separately and IFC users are not affected.

The Information Security Council (ISC) which governs information security risk management has

been provided with a confidential risk assessment presented by the Office of Information Security and

has discussed the longer term response. In addition to the actions previously endorsed to strengthen

controls both inside the network and at the information security perimeter, the ISC has made the

following decisions:

" Implement a stronger method of authenticating users when they access the Bank's network and

applications from both inside and outside the Bank and to implement it as soon as possible. This

will likely require staff to carry a small device or card with them (like the SecurID now required

for remote access to webmail) and use it in combination with a password. Ideally, in the

medium-term the objective ISC has set is to have one method with one password for logging

into the network whether from the office, home, or travelling using a Bank PC or a non-Bank PC.

" The deadline for all Bank staff to take the online information security awareness course is

brought forward to December 31, 2008. This measure has been taken to ensure that staff

members are aware of the kinds of attempts which may be made to capture their passwords

through fake email and other scams. Please do not open an email attachment or click on an

internet link unless you are certain that it is from a trusted source.

" In the interim, until a stronger method for secure access is implemented, the current practice of

allowing staff to use the same password for all their password-protected applications will be

suspended, and the Password Plus website will be disabled. In addition, all passwords will be

expired every 90 days and the complexity of passwords will be increased.

" Staff will be notified by email when it is time to reset their passwords in the next few weeks.The

specifics of these password changes will be communicated and coordinated by local VPU and

ISG IT teams. Passwords will be changed on a rolling basis and the process will be managed by

local VPU IT teams who will be available to assist staff. You will be notified by an email from

the account ‘ISG Password Change Notification' with instructions when it is time for you

to change your passwords.

As reported in the Information Security updates on July 18 and August 6, an external attempt was made

to compromise the Bank’s information network. Consistent with our procedures, several actions have

been taken to counter this threat, and confidential briefings have been provided to appropriate groups

within the Bank. Actions most visible to end-users have been (a) tightened controls on external

websites, (b) resetting of passwords, and (c) deployment of SecurID for webmail access. As previously

reported in mid-July, we would like to reassure you that there is no evidence that Bank staff personal

information is at risk from the recent external attempts. We appreciate that staff have already changed

their passwords once, and this has strengthened security. However, to continue to strengthen our

security controls, the additional actions noted above are now being taken.

Information security is a continuous process of identifying and responding to new risks and balancing

competing business needs. We ask for your patience and will continue to provide updates on this

security incident.

Co-Chairs of the Information Security Council

Diann Dodd Martin

Director, TRODR

Guy-Pierre De Poerck


Sarah Palin Talking With Her Foot in Her Mouth

Someone in my comments area steered me to this You Tube is worth sharing with the rest of my readers.


In reading the investigative report that finds Sarah Palin GUILTY of Abuse of Power caused me to do some sniffing around. If you read the report, you find out that Sarah Palin and her staff DID NOT refer to Todd Palin as FIRST DUDD, but instead referred to him as first gentleman. Could it be that Sarah Palin's PR CREW came up with FIRST DUDE as a means to make him SEEM COOLER, her MORE HIP, a ruse to appeal to the younger voters? Having read the, "First Gentleman" reference I went to the state of Alaska OFFICIAL Governor's web page to get verification, and lo and behold, Todd Palin is the First Gentleman, NOT THE FIRST DUDE.

First, is Todd Palin's OWN WEB PAGE on the offical government web page:

About the First Gentleman
Todd Palin

Todd Palin has worked for nearly 20 years as a production operator in the oil fields on Alaska’s North Slope and is a life-long commercial fisherman in Bristol Bay.

Since becoming Alaska’s First Gentleman on December 4, 2006, he has been a strong advocate for improving workforce development and vocational training in the state.

Mr. Palin was born in the western Alaska town of Dillingham. His Yup'ik grandmother helped create an appreciation for Alaska’s cultural heritage and traditions, which Mr. Palin has passed down to his family.

The state’s rugged outdoors also plays an influential role in the life of the Palin family. Mr. Palin is a four-time champion of the Iron Dog – at 2,000 miles, the world’s longest, toughest snowmachine race from Wasilla to Nome to Fairbanks – and he has competed in the event each year since 1993.

A community volunteer with youth sports, including coaching hockey and basketball, he also enjoys fishing, flying and spending time with his family.

Mr. Palin and his wife, Governor Sarah Palin, both graduated from Wasilla High School and married in 1988 after college. The Palins have five children, Track, Willow, Bristol, Piper and Trig. Their son, Track, enlisted in the U.S. Army on Sept. 11, 2007.

I then delved further into the OFFCIAL site, and found further references to Todd Palin as the First Gentleman:
2008 First Ladies Luncheon
2008 First Ladies Luncheon
First Gentleman Todd Palin presents a photographic montage of the Alaskan Governor’s Mansion to Former First Lady Neva Egan at the August 2, 2008 Luncheon in Juneau, Alaska along with Former First Ladies Ermalee Hickel, Bella Hammond, Susan Knowles and Nancy Murkowski.
(front left to right) Former First Ladies Susan Knowles, Ermalee Hickel, Neva Egan, Bella Hammond and Nancy Murkowski stand with current First Gentleman Todd Palin in the Governor’s mansion ballroom on August 2, 2008 after a luncheon.

As you can see by these OFFICIAL photographs on the Official Alaska Governor's web site, Todd Palen was not known as, nor referred to as the FIRST DUDE, but instead as the First Gentleman. On another humorous note...guess these pictures leave little doubt as to who wears the panties in the Palin household. He looks SO CUTE with his other counterparts in the room. (slapping my fingers...SHAME ON ME!)

Sarah Palin's Sister and Father Co-Conspirators In Illegal Moose Kill!

The Troopergate Report is CHOCK full of some very interesting, and heretofore unknown tidbits of information that leave NO DOUBT that A) Sarah and Todd Palin were out for revenge against Trooper Wooten, and B) that their own family were willing accomplices in the illegal shooting of a Moose!

One of the things that Todd Palin was hoping could be used against Trooper Wooten, was the fact he had illegally shot a moose...he apparently even had pictures of this illegal harvesting of Alaskan wildlife...I always thought that odd until I read the report. Here is the way it went down.

1. Trooper Wooten was out in the field with his then wife, Sarah Palin's sister.

2. Apparently for whatever reason, Sarah's sister could not or would not take the shot, even though she had a tag, so Trooper Wooten PULLED THE TRIGGER felling the moose.

3. The sister of Sarah Palin's tag was used (with her agreement) to tag the Moose. Said couple, and apparently some friends then dragged the Moose out of the field, loaded it up into their vehicle and departed the area.

4. The Moose was then taken to Sarah Palin's father's house where he (Sarah Palin's father) BUTCHERED SAID MOOSE.

When Todd Palin found out that EVERYONE INVOLVED with this incident would have to be charged with accessories to the crime, he got VERY AGITATED!

This series of incidents regarding the Moose bring up several disturbing realities. First among them, is the fact that Sarah and Todd have not been telling the truth all along. They have been quick to point out Trooper Wooten's illegal shooting of a Moose, but have FAILED to bring up their own family's involvement in the Moose, and their own criminal behaviors in the incident.

Secondly, especially in light of the first fact, there is little doubt that Sarah, Todd and the Palin clan WERE ON A WITCH HUNT, were out to get Trooper Wooten.

Thirdly, this incident and the testimony about it show us that the Palin's do not believe in FAIRNESS AND JUSTICE for all, but instead want to manipulate the law to suit their own purpose, and do not want the law to apply to themselves, their families and friends if enforcing the law finds them guilty of BREAKING IT!


Read The Palin REPORT on Trooper Gate!

Read the Palin Troopergate Report. Now, answer me a question...what kind of odd ball MOOSE HUNTING, beer guzzling politics do they have in Alaska where Sarah Palin can be found guilty of Abuse of Power, but is not found guilty of any violations?

The Branchflower report

OCTOBER 10, 2008 - 4:20 PM

Download the report here.


Finding Number One

For the reasons explained in section IV of this report, I find that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act. Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) provides

The legislature reaffirms that each public officer holds office as a public trust, and any effort to benefit a personal or financial interest through official action is a violation of that trust.

Finding Number Two

I find that, although Walt Monegan's refusal to fire Trooper Michael Wooten was not the sole reason he was fired by Governor Sarah Palin, it was likely a contributing factor to his termination as Commissioner of Public Safety. In spite of that, Governor Palin's firing of Commissioner Monegan was a proper and lawful exercise of her constitutional and statutory authority to hire and fire executive branch department heads.

Finding Number Three

Harbor Adjustment Service of Anchorage, and its owner Ms. Murleen Wilkes, handled Trooper Michael Wooten's workers' compensation claim property and in the normal course of business like any other claim processed by Harbor Adjustment Service and Ms. Wilkes. Further, Trooper Wooten received all the workers' compensation benefits to which he was entitled.

Finding Number Four
The Attorney General's office has failed to substantially comply with my August 6, 2008 written request to Governor Sarah Palin for infomration about the case in the form of emails.



Sarah Palin is GUILTY! She is guilty of an abuse of power! Plain and simple, she broke the law, violated Alaska statutes. It is time for Alaska to IMPEACH THE BITCH. It is time for the McCain campaign to come before the American people and APOLOGIZE! Bring it on SARAH...YOU LIED, you abused your power, you ARE SCUM! Go back to Alaska you GOLD DIGGING POWER HUNGRY CONNIVING BITCH, WE DO NOT NEED YOUR TRAILER PARK TRASH SLEAZE FACTOR IN THE LOWER 48. For the RECORD...a majority of this panel WERE REPUBLICANS!

Alaska panel finds Palin abused power

Legislative committee releases investigation into firing of public official

BREAKING NEWS news services
updated less than 1 minute ago

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A legislative committee investigating Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has found she unlawfully abused her authority in firing the state's public safety commissioner.

The investigative report concludes that a family grudge wasn't the sole reason for firing Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan but says it likely was a contributing factor.

The Republican vice presidential nominee has been accused of firing the commissioner to settle a family dispute. Palin supporters have called the investigation politically motivated.

Betty White Says It Straight...Calls Palin Crazy Bitch

I'll let this GREAT video speak for itself.

State of Alaska Legislative Council Is Going To Bury Most of Palin Report

In breaking news, CAN WE SAY COVER UP? Seems that the Alaskan Legislative Council has suddenly decided to release only a VERY SMALL SEGMENT of their 1000 page report on the Palin Troopergate Investigation. Where is the transparancy? Sarah Palin is running for Vice President, and the America people deserve to have the CLOAK OF SCRECACY removed, deserve to know the truth, good, bad or ugly. Of course, any one want to make bets how long it will be before SOMEONE leaks the entire report out to someone in the press?

Alaska lawmakers review Palin trooper report

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) -- Alaska lawmakers huddled behind closed doors Friday to review a report on Gov. Sarah Palin's firing of her public safety commissioner, who says he was sacked for resisting pressure to fire the governor's ex-brother-in-law.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is under investigation for the firing of her public safety commissioner.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is under investigation for the firing of her public safety commissioner.

The bipartisan Legislative Council went into executive session to discuss the report from former Anchorage prosecutor Stephen Branchflower before its scheduled release. But state Senate President Lyda Green told reporters outside the meeting room, "It's going to be hours."

Only a portion of the report is scheduled to be made public after the executive session, said state Sen. Kim Elton, the Legislative Council's chairman. A second part of the report contains "confidential" information and will be kept under wraps, said Elton, a Democrat who has been under fire from Palin's supporters.

State Rep. Peggy Wilson, a Republican member of the council, said the total report ran about 1,000 pages.

"This is a pretty serious thing, and I don't feel comfortable even talking about it until I've got it all read," she said.

The McCain, Palin, Abramoff Connection...Six Degrees of Separation

Follow the bouncing ball, connect the dots, or if you choose, follow the YELLOW BRICK ROAD. Sarah Palin has been lambasting Senator Obama's involvements with one time Weather Underground member Ayars, but it turns out a cursory investigation of her own dealings can tie her to Mr. Jack Abramnoff! Sure every one is laughing right now, but dead serious here, and it shows America JUST HOW INCESTOUS Republican politics really is.

1. The PR Firm of MCB Communications out of Needham, Mass was GIVEN a contract by the the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. ($31,000) This contract saw one Marcia Brier of MCB working intimately with Sarah Palin to push her into the National Media under the supposed guise of drawing attention to the Natural Gas Pipeline she toutes as her MAJOR accomplishment since become Alaska's Governnor.

2. Seems that MCB was hired by the state of Alaska when Greenberg Traurig (law firm), which is providing legal services to the state of Alaska on the pipeline recommended Brier to state officials. Just a BIT cozy, especially when you realize that Greenberg Traurig just happens to be a client of Brier's.

3. A review of campaign contributions show that employees of Greenberg Traurig have made huge contributions to such Republican stalwarts as George Bush, including over $100,000 dollars to one Senator John McCain! These donations to John McCain include several thousand dollars in donations from LICENSED LOBBYIST.

4. Who was MR. BIG SHOT at Greenberg Traurig before his fall from grace...ONE JACK ABRAMOFF who now sits in prison.

Just a bit convenient don't you think. Little Ms. Common Folk Sarah Palin so easily tied to one of the most sinister men in Capital Hill politics behind Dick Cheney. What are the odds that Sarah Palin could so easily be tied to Jack Abramoff unless she is not near as common, simple and innocent as she likes to portray herself?

Palin's Upstart Maverick Image Paid For With State Tax Funds!

With every turn of the page, the Palin story gets nastier and nastier. Before she was even minted as Senator McCain's running mate we had Troopergate...we are all waiting anxiously for the REAL REPORT on this mess, while giggling at the McCain Campaign Report that pronounced her innocent of all charges. Next we had the press bombshell that her teenage daughter was pregnant out of wedlock...this would not have raised eyebrows if it were not for Sarah Palin's extremely radical conservatives views and values. Next we have the rest of the Troopergate Story...turns out that Sarah Palin replaced Walt Monegan with one Kenai Police Chief Charles Kopp who's past includes a charge of SEXUAL HARRASSMENT! Talk about a serious question of judgement...John Cyr of the Troopers Union would say, “She didn’t understand how important it is to truly vet anyone who would be in a position of that authority,” This remark takes on some alarming tones when you realize Sarah Palin would be one step away from the Presidency...maybe less, as I would not put it past Palin to take whatever steps were necessary to ascend to the throne.

We all know of Sarah's problems with the media, have had many laughs at her guffaws thanks to Saturday Night Live skits that are becoming a staple of our daily lives in the past month. Let us forget that she can see Russia!...though, that claim has sense been disproved since Sarah Palin never actually visited the one remote location in Alaska from which you can actually see Russia. A small lie, but a lie none the less.

We reported here last night that a second investigation which we have named Per Diem Gate is underway, and that the Palin's may actually OWE back takes on her Per Diem payments. Still having trouble understanding how Alaska can let their governor bill the state $17,000 in Per Diem so that she can STAY AT HOME ALL DAY, rather than driving the one hour each day into work...hell of a deal if you can get it. This Per Diem issues is even odder when you realize the state of Alaska operates and maintains a perfectly beautiful Governor's Mansion for Sarah Palin that she chooses NOT TO STAY IN most of the time.

Sarah Palin must LOVE SHOES, because today another one is dropping. It seems that Sarah Palin's, "UPSTART MAVERICK" Governor image was not really her own, but was carefully crafted and designed by a PR FIRM. Further troubling, state tax dollars were used to pay this PR FIRM to craft Sarah Palin's image! Next question...who was this outside PR Firm, and were there SPECIAL FAVORS paid because said firm had special ties to the Palin family/clan.

PR consultant helped Palin grab spotlight

Expert pitched 'upstart governor' as a crusader against Big Oil

By Kimberly Kindy

updated 1:13 a.m. ET, Fri., Oct. 10, 2008

During her first months in office, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin kept a relatively light schedule on her workdays in Juneau, making ceremonial appearances at sports events and funerals, meeting with state lawmakers, and conducting interviews with Alaska magazines, radio stations and newspapers.

But this spring, Palin's official calendar chronicles an extraordinary rise to national prominence. A fresh face in Republican politics, she was discovered by the national news media at least in part because of a determined effort by a state agency to position her as an oil and gas expert who could tout Alaska's determined effort to construct a natural gas pipeline.

An outside public relations expert hired under a $31,000 contract with the state Department of Natural Resources pitched the "upstart governor" as a crusader against Big Oil, a story line that Palin has adopted in her campaign as Sen. John McCain's running mate. The contract was the only time the Palin administration hired an outside consultant to set up media interviews, a function performed in many states by government employees.

After Deep Anal Probe, Palin Clears Self In Trooper Gate

Oh, this is RICH...Sarah Palin has cleared herself on the Eve of the State of Alaska announcing its own findings in Trooper Gate. Apparently after a deep anal self exploration of her shitty motives in the Trooper Gate Scandal, she has decided SHE DID NOTHING WRONG! You have to wonder what is wrong inside the McCain Campaign when they decide they can conduct their own investigation of his running mates ethical wrongdoings, but then John McCain has stated publically he has always been an aspiring dictator. Wonder if she will talk about her innocence out on the Stump this morning so that her talking points make it into the 24 hour news cycle? Maybe she could explain how it is that her own investigation of her actions in Trooper Gate seem to contradict her husbands ANSWERS in his affidavit? Is she now doing her own investigation of Per Diem Gate?

Palin pre-empts state report, clears self in probe


Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, speaks at a rally near Wilmington, Oh., Thursday Oct. 9, 2008. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Trying to head off a potentially embarrassing state ethics report on GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, campaign officials released their own report Thursday that clears her of any wrongdoing.

Sen. John McCain's running mate is the subject of a legislative investigation into whether she abused her power as governor by firing her public safety commissioner. The commissioner, Walter Monegan, says he was dismissed in July for resisting pressure from Palin's husband, Todd Palin, and numerous top aides to fire state trooper Mike Wooten, Palin's former brother-in-law.

Lawmakers are expected to release their own findings Friday. Campaign officials have yet to see that report - the result of an investigation that began before she was tapped as McCain's running mate - but said the investigation has falsely portrayed a legitimate policy dispute between a governor and her commissioner as something inappropriate.


Holly Fisting Jesus, the wraith of the heavens is upon us, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are riding on the winds as Stock Markets around the world are CRASHING and BURNING! You need to listen to the Blue's Brothers version of Riders of The Storm as you read this post. The new flat in the market is a drop of TEN PERCENT. Asian Markets plummet, the CAC 40 is down almost ten percent! It's a world wide financial market blood bath, nothing any government is doing stopping the FEAR that has gripped the world wide population! It's the End Times, and Sarah Palin is loving every minute of it! Quick, someone get Ali Velshi out of bed to calm the waters...there is talking of closing some of the markets, stopping trading.

Nikkei leads Asia in markets fall

CNN) -- Japan's Nikkei Exchange closed down 9.6 percent on Friday, as Asian and Pacific markets saw stocks sink in response to the U.S. stock market's new five year low.
Dealers at the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday.

Dealers at the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday.

Trying to stem the tide, the Bank of Japan injected 4.5 trillion yen ($45 billion) into financial markets -- the largest single-day amount in history.

Meanwhile, the Australian All Ordinaries index closed more than 8 percent lower, and South Korea's KOSPI index finished the day off 4.3 percent.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was down 7 percent, and Mumbai's BSE SENSEX was down more than 6 percent.

India's central bank also tried to boost markets, making 400 billion rupees ($8.2 billion) available for the financial system. Video Watch panic-selling in the Asia markets »

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 679 points, or 7.3 percent, on Thursday, closing at its lowest point since May 21, 2003. It was the Dow's third

Demand Release Of Troopergate Report

Just in from the BBC...seems that those who have been investigating Sarah Palin's Troopergate scandal are mulling over MAYBE releasing the findings of the report. We need to DEMAND full transparancy. Contact Alaskan elected officials and demand access to this report. The American people deserve the truth, good, bad or ugly. Sarah Palin and her actions are now no longer JUST AN ALASKAN ISSUE.

Palin report may be made public

Todd and Sarah Palin in Anchorage, Alaska (file image, 2006)
The Palins say Mr Wooten threatened and abused their family

Alaska legislators are to decide whether to make public an investigation into allegations Sarah Palin abused her power as governor of Alaska.

Mrs Palin stands accused of firing a safety official for refusing to sack a state trooper who had been involved in an acrimonious divorce from her sister.

Mrs Palin, who is John McCain's running mate, denies any improper behaviour.

But the row - now widely referred to as "Troopergate" - has cast a pall over the Republican presidential campaign.

The probe into the affair began before Mr McCain selected Mrs Palin last month.

Critics say Mrs Palin was using her power as governor to settle a personal feud.

But several Republican politicians had attempted to have the probe stopped on the grounds that it was politically motivated.

However, the Supreme Court in Alaska on Thursday dismissed a legal attempt to stop the investigation.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Second Palin Investigation Underway!

Seems there is a second Palin investigation underway now that she has released her tax records to the public. Now the first thing that strikes the average American as ODD, is how Sarah Palin, or for that matter any politician, is entitled to $17,000 in Per Diem for staying IN HER OWN HOUSE! That's right, $17,000 for staying in her own house instead of driving the ONE HOUR into Juneau to go to work! WOW, I want that kind of a GIG. Let's put this in perspective. My mortgage on my home costs me about $1300 per month. So, if I were Governor, and worked from home instead of going into the office, I could actually PAY MY ENTIRE MORTGAGE with my Per Diem!

Now, if I owned a gas guzzling vehicle that got say 20 miles per the gallon, and I had to drive 120 miles round trip a day for the 312 days that Sarah STAYED HOME, I would have spent $7,488 in gasoline costs at $4 a gallon. What am I missing here? Sarah Palin has been Governor for basically 2 years. In that time, SHE STAYED HOME in Wasilla with her kids 312 days, or well in excess of 50 percent of the time. She then BILLED THE STATE $17,000 dollars in Per Diem, and according to this newest investigation, probably should HAVE PAID TAXES on that total. Further, it is not like she CLOSED DOWN THE GOVERNORS MANSION to save the state money. Wouldn't Alaska's taxpayers have been BETTER SERVED if Sarah Palin had MOVED HER FAMILY into the Governor's Mansion, and driving back home weekends when she was not billing the state?

Palin's per diem under review

$17,000: State will look to see if she should pay taxes on money she gets for staying in her Wasilla home.

Gov. Sarah Palin's practice of charging the state when she stays in her home must be reviewed to determine if she should pay taxes on the payments, state Finance Director Kim Garnero said Tuesday.

Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, released two years' worth of tax returns last week that did not list the per diem payments she received since becoming Alaska governor in December 2006. She collected nearly $17,000 during that period for 312 nights spent in her Wasilla home about an hour's drive from Anchorage, according to state travel records.

Palin listed 157 days spent in Anchorage during 2007 on her travel forms. Garnero said Palin's work place as governor is considered to be Juneau, so she filed for the per diem payments when she stayed at her home in Wasilla.

Indonesian Stock Exchange CLOSED To Halt Panic

In breaking news...the Indonesian Stock Exchange has been CLOSED INDEFINITELY to halt continued panic! Who is next? Indonesian stock exchange halted indefinitely

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The president of the Indonesian stock exchange says trading will be suspended indefinitely "to prevent deeper panic" after another huge drop on Wall Street.

Indonesian authorities planned to reopen the market Friday morning after a suspension was imposed Wednesday.

But a last-minute change of plan has been announced after Asian stocks tumbled Friday morning amid fears of a global economic downturn.

Bourse President Erry Firmansyah says, "The situation is not yet conducive. This is to prevent deeper panic. It will be closed indefinitely while we will continue to monitor."

Market jitters have driven down the benchmark JSX index 21% this week. The index is down 47% this year, making it one of the worst performers in Asia.

The Two Talking Heads of John McCain

Talk about the ultimate FLIP FLOPPER! Watch this video, listen to the two talking heads of John McCain as time after time he takes opposites positions on the same issues! Maybe we should have called him John (Betrayus) McCain. He will say anything, do anything to seize control of the White House make himself dictator of the United States of America.

A Question (or two) For Sarah Palin

A Question to Sarah Palin

Have sat here these past many days shocked as I watch the seething anger being spewed from the McCain campaign at Barrack Obama over his association with Ayars. Where is the Republican anger at Washington, at Wall Street? Where are Sarah Palin and John McCain talking about the issues, or should I say the only issue, which is the economy? Do they really think going totally negative will allow them to steal the election, or are they just that desperate? Anyway, I am veering off course here. Sarah Palin perplexes me, her words seeming to contradict her supposed Conservative Christian values.

You claim to be Christian, yet you seem to be preaching a message of hate and loathing out on the campaign trail, some even going as far as to accuse you of race baiting. So Obama has had some involvements with Ayar’s…so have some key players associated with the McCain campaign. No doubt that Ayar’s made some poor choices in his life, and perhaps is still angry. Hasn’t your oldest daughter also made some bad choices in her life so far? She is pregnant out of wedlock, a video of her smoking pot was posted up onto You tube. We were, I think falsely, led to believe she is going to marry the father, but willing to bet the farm they do not. Doesn’t the Bible say, “Let him (or her) without sin cast the first stone.” Are you without sin Sarah Palin?

If news reports and various blogs are believable, you have a penchant for seeking revenge, similar to the that same penchant in Cindy McCain. Much like George W. Bush you seem to place a great deal of weight on loyalty above all else, even if it means those in your inner circle must circumvent the law to meet your standards of loyalty, the most well know example being Troopergate. You should be cautioned, that both Saddam Hussein and Adolph Hitler had a similar penchant for loyalty above all else. True loyalty is telling someone they are wrong, even if it means being tossed out of the circle…how many people have you tossed out of your inner circle because you refuse, or do not want to hear the truth that you are wrong?

Let me ask you Sarah, “Are you going to be a falling star, a person that briefly raced across the evening sky only to disappear and never be seen again, or are you going to change your ways, end your hate speech and potentially be a North Star that women look to when they have lost their way. That choice is yours, and I might suggest you take a day or two away from the campaign and pray to your God for some guidance before you throw away what you have worked so hard to attain.

The Innocents Compensation Board...Make Main Street Whole

The Innocents Compensation Fund

Author: Sherwood Martinelli, aka Royce Penstinger

In the past say 18 months we have watched the United States Economy unravel, have watched as our mortgages became upside-down, watched as our life savings invested in 401K’s have been devastated, and in some cases made worthless. We have sat in our living rooms stunned as our governments refused to take adequate action against Illegal Aliens that were lowering our wage base, decimating our incomes, stealing our jobs. As the United States Congress tried to ram an Amnesty down our throats we shook our heads in disbelief that our elected officials refused to abide by the wishes of the majority. Against our will, the House of Representatives approved a bailout that will eventually cost us as taxpayers trillions of dollars. Many of us have slid into depression as the stock market crashed, sat in our living rooms mourning as the DOW Jones plummeted under the 9000 mark. Can we be blamed when we ask, “My country, why have thou abandoned me?”

George W. Bush and his advisors including Secretary Paulson are telling us to remain calm that they are working at finding solutions, telling us to be patient and give their bailout a chance to work. With each passing day another pundit such as Ali Velshi trots out in front of the cameras telling us everything is going to be all right, assuring us that we have almost HIT BOTTOM.

What has not been talking about, is those of us who have been destroyed through no fault of our own, where is our bailout? Is it fair that the least deserving in this crisis are being made whole, while the rest of us (the middle class) are asked to pick up the pieces, are asked to sacrifice, asked to tighten up our belts, grin and bear the fact that we are being asked to pay the bill for those who either A) through greed have robbed us blind and crashed our economy, or B) secured mortgages that they could never afford.

If we roll AIG into the mix, the bailout of Wall Street is already costing us as taxpayers right at $1 trillion dollars. In addition to this, we have the FED taking over failed banks, and offering to recapitalize others. Secretary Paulson announced the other day that the treasury would now start lending money on the short market. Additionally, there is a plan afoot to buy mortgages (bad paper) at FACE VALUE from those holding it, then renegotiating a new mortgage on the lowered value of the home with a fixed rate 30 year loan with those in foreclosure. What about the rest of us? It is those very mortgages and foreclosure that have lowered our home values to the point where we are not in upside-down mortgages. Where is the fairness and justice for all in rewarding those who caused the mess while doing nothing for those of us that have paid the ultimate price for their misdeeds and stupidity?

This crisis has already cost our retirement account over $300,000 dollars, and our home has lost over $100,000 in equity. What had seemed like a perfect road to retirement at 60 is now a pathway to a nightmare of broken dreams and promises, a working life that will now have to be extended for years, perhaps even more than a decade. We actually heard John McCain the other day say that our Social Security Benefits (our entitlements) will have to be cut, scaled back as we all pitch in to get through these turbulent times. Excuse me, but each time we get a paycheck, there is a deduction from our pay that is supposed to be matched by our employer and put into a SAFE AND SECURE fund so that we have a safety net, a guaranteed income in our Golden Years. As of today, we have been paying into that fund for almost 40 years! We were told, we were promised by the Social Security Administration that our funds were secure, and based on our contributions; we would receive some $2100 a month in retirement if we retired at the age of 64. Now we are being told, “Sorry Charlie, we lied to you, we have squandered away your security.”

Again, where is our bailout, where is a fund meant to make us whole? Where is the Congress in passing emergency legislation that lets us write these losses off of our taxes this year? Where is a fund, or a plan to renegotiate our mortgages based on the current depressed values of our homes? Where is emergency legislation that allows us to take money out of our 401K’s and Retirement funds without penalties? Where is emergency legislation to change bankruptcy laws, and to put and end to predatory interest rates and fees being charged by credit card companies? Simply stated, when is our government going to bring parity, fairness and justice to the table, when is our government going to take action to make those of us who have played by the rules whole again?

Companies Hiring Illegal Aliens...Drop a Dime on Them!

Washington Scandal is Please do start our own small program to stop companies from hiring Illegal Aliens. If you know of ANY COMPANY that is hiring Illegal Aliens, leave their company name and if you have it, the link to their company site, and we will ad them to our sidebar. Leave the information as a comment to this thread, or email it to us. As Americans it is time we take back our borders, and take back our work places, and we believe public shudding of those companies hiring Illegal Aliens is a good place to start.

To Every One Who Supports Our Troops...Give Chick Edwards a CALL!

A member of our Armed Forces needs your help! Read the below article, then reach out and give Chick Edwards at (509) 582-5679 32220 S Oak St, Kennewick, WA 99337 a piece of your mind! Find myself wondering if Chick's picture is in the dictionary under venomous, vile, dung beetle, or fetid swine urine!

Kennewick reservist faces threats over landscaping

Lt. Burke Jensen was called five months ago to serve his country in Kuwait. Now he is being told to get an irrigation system and landscaping on his property as soon as possible or face legal action from the Oak Hill Country Estates Homeowners' Association.

Tri-City Herald

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KENNEWICK — Burke Jensen moved to Kennewick about a year ago, bought a nice house in the country south of the city and began to settle into a new job at Energy Northwest.

Then came the call five months ago to serve his country in Kuwait.

So Jensen, who says he is an involuntarily mobilized reservist, headed off, leaving behind a pregnant wife, a young son and a 2.5-acre lot with not a spot of landscaping.

Now, Lt. Jensen is being told to get an irrigation system and landscaping on his property as soon as possible or face legal action from the Oak Hill Country Estates Homeowners' Association.

"I really don't give a [expletive] where he is or what his problem is," said Chick Edwards, owner and developer of the 47-lot subdivision at the south end of Oak Street in Kennewick.

"It doesn't matter to me," said Edwards, who insists Jensen has violated terms of the homeowners-association covenants requiring that landscaping be completed within one year after an occupancy permit is issued for a home.

"[Jensen] doesn't have the right to walk away from his obligation," said Edwards, who as the developer is the only member of the homeowners association. "I have most of the property still, so I am the homeowners association," he said.

Jensen's situation is complicated by the fact his wife chose to return with her son to stay with family on the East Coast for the duration of her pregnancy, leaving the home unoccupied.

Jensen's attorney, Tony DeAlicante of Redmond, Ore., said Jensen had paid a landscaper thousands of dollars to design and install an irrigation system and hydroseed the large lot this summer.

But DeAlicante said it appears the landscaper may have abandoned the job with the irrigation system only partially completed and no seeding done.

DeAlicante said Jensen also would like to find a renter for his home, but Edwards said that would be a commercial use not allowed by the homeowners association.

"He's not going to rent it," said Edwards. He said an attorney who has reviewed the covenants agrees.


An e-mail on Friday from Jensen to DeAlicante, which was provided to the Herald, says several of Jensen's fellow employees at Energy Northwest are helping to clear the property of weeds and blow out sprinkler lines, if necessary, to make sure they will not freeze during the winter. It also says a neighbor used a tractor to mow weeds.

Rick Miller, whose home is in sight of Jensen's, said he's sympathetic to Jensen's situation. "Given the circumstances, it doesn't bother me," he said. "He can't control the circumstances."

DeAlicante said he has written Edwards to tell him the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act prevents any civil legal action from being taken against someone on active military duty overseas. He also maintains Edwards cannot legally prevent Jensen from renting his property.

But Edwards said he isn't backing down.

"This is a contract. I don't like the way his property looks. This clown gets to do what he wants, and I'm as mad as hell," he said.