Thursday, April 30, 2009
Unfortunately, there was no photo with the story. I wonder if the AP headline writer wants to rethink this one. Click on the title for the story.
Girl beats off muggers with marching band baton
Thursday, April 30, 2009 2:03 PM EDT
The Associated Press
The Alaska Conservation Alliance offers you the opportunity to lobby Governor Palin to accept the federal stimulus funds related to energy efficiency. A story on APRN today showed that what few "strings" might be attached have actually already been satisfied. And small communities of less than 250 are exempt from any strings anyway. Click on the title to help.
Sarah, this is your opportunity to demonstrate wise leadership and the ability to put the needs of your constituents above political pandering and posturing. Do you have the courage to do what is right? That courage is the mark of a true leader. It's your actions, not your words (however jumbled they may be) that show us what you are really made of.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
29 Apr 2009 10:43 am
The Odd Lies Of Sarah Palin, XXVII: The Stimulus Money
You may recall the Alaska governor's signature move last month. She declared that she would only take half the stimulus money:
Palin first told the news media that she's turning down nearly half the federal stimulus money -- but later conceded that does not count the Medicaid money she is accepting. That brings down what she's refusing to 31 percent of what the state government could get... Palin said she is accepting the federal stimulus money that would go for construction projects, but not funding directed at government operations. "We are not requesting funds intended to just grow government," Palin said. "In essence we say no to operating funds for more positions in government."
Now she's changed her mind:
She earlier called the stimulus package "an unsustainable, debt-ridden package of funds." Alaska's Legislature conducted more than 20 public hearings on the federal stimulus package, and legislative leaders said they couldn't find any of the strings attached to the funds that Palin had warned about. "The Legislature then had to come in and find out through a lot of research that simply wasn't true," Gara said of Palin's argument.
But of course, having lied about how much stimulus money she would take at the start, and lied about the strings attached to the money, she is now denying she has changed her mind on this at all:
Palin spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said the message earlier this year that Palin was going to reject stimulus funds was misconstrued. "She's never said she's rejecting anything. She's been consistent we need to hear from the public, thus the legislative hearings," Leighow said.
I almost miss her. Almost.
(Photo: Robyn Beck/Getty.)
Michelle Malkin is amazingly ignorant - her "blog" is nothing but outright lies, racist and homophobic remarks, and narcissistic posing. Sad and pathetic cries of "look at me".
Check out the swastika in the photo to the left - guess she's pretty weak in the judgment category as well.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Just as most of us who realize just how deceptive and pandering Sarah Palin is predicted, she is accepting almost all of the federal stimulus money. "Thanks, but no thanks; oh, uh, thanks after all."
Aide says Palin will OK most stimulus funds
by Mark Thiessen
The Associated Press
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A spokeswoman for Sarah Palin says the Alaska governor is going to accept most federal stimulus funds.
Spokeswoman Sharon Leighow says Palin is only likely to reject nearly $29 million for State Energy Programs funds because she believes it to be tied to developing a statewide energy code.
Palin had initially indicated she did not want to accept about one-third of the $930 million available to Alaska because of strings attached that would bind the state in the future.
Legislative budget leaders couldn't find those strings, however.
Lawmakers passed bills accepting nearly all funds available to Alaska. Once the bills reach Palin's desk, likely by early next week, she has 20 days to accept or veto them.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Since Sarahcuda's visit to the Kodiak Launch Complex while in Kodiak for the UFA dinner, my Google Alert has linked me to numerous right-wing bloggers commenting on her visit.
I am astounded at the ignorance I've seen in these blogs and readers' comments.
One commenter said that Obama was incoherent when not using a teleprompter - this after 8 years of Bush's inability to speak coherently and Sarah Palin's inability to put together coherent sentences.
I've also read praise for Palin's support for Missile Defense which is ironic because MD has meant millions in pork barrel federal dollars for Alaska; yet, she's against accepting federal money for things such as education.
I don't care that someone might oppose Obama's policies or even his approach to governing, but the vast amount of stupidity out there is truly alarming. These are folks who think Sean Hannity knows what he's talking about.
Right here in Kodiak, Ted Stevens, Sarah Palin, and Al Burch receive standing ovations from a purported commercial fishing group. These three have done more to destroy commercial fishing than any three individuals I can think of.
Granted, 52% of those who voted supported Obama. I just fear the consequences for our country if the Palinites and their ilk gain any sort of power.
"...those who study oak are finding that the tree's success is owed not to the ruthless suppression of competitors, but to its flexibility." William Bryan Logan in Oak: The Frame of Civilization