Sunday, October 11, 2009

The video: Old senile dude admits to Sarah Palin tension

McCain Admits Tensions Over Palin Among Former Staff (VIDEO) HuffingtonPost
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) demurred once again when asked to divine the kind of candidate for president his former running mate, Sarah Palin, could be in 2012.

"I have a degree of clairvoyance," the Arizona Republican said, "but in 2009 to predict what would happen in the 2012 election is -- I'm not capable of."

Friday, October 9, 2009

Track Palin returns again

How is Track Palin doing? By Tim Lindell
In comments the other day, Alex Raye asked "I wonder how Track Palin is doing?" This got me curious about how Private First Class Palin's unit is faring in Iraq, especially since Saturday was the day of Iraqi provincial elections. So I hope you all don't mind if I do a little bit of milblogging on this normally political blog. February 1, 2009

Lindell writes about Track's unit and his mother.
Track was home last month. Track Palin to Return Home This Weekend
by Ron Devito on September 18, 2009

Track is among the lucky, not all veterans have a home to return to.

More female veterans are winding up homeless

This is rarely mentioned: Military Prescribing Massive Amounts of Pain Medication; Punishes Those Who Become Dependent
The treatment of many of Track's peers is one of the biggest failures of the military and addiction is rampant. It is a tragic never ending problem.
Troops reportedly popping more painkillers
Narcotic pain-relief prescriptions for injured U.S. troops have jumped from 30,000 a month to 50,000 since the Iraq war began, raising concerns about the drugs' potential abuse and addiction, says a leading Army pain expert.

The sharp rise in outpatient prescriptions paid for by the government suggests doctors rely too heavily on narcotics, says Army Col. Chester "Trip" Buckenmaier III, of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

Numerous heartbreaking struggles are playing out across the country.
More than a year later, they still don't know if the medication their loved ones were taking for post-traumatic stress disorder contributed to their deaths.
Three other West Virginia servicemen have died in their sleep while undergoing PTSD treatment after returning from Iraq.

The Palin's have secrets and confusion surrounding birthdates, it is a little mysterious when Track was born and identification of parents is an issue with the Palins. As far as I can tell Track is now 20 years old. We think Todd is his father. It is questionable due to the lack of truth telling. Todd. ||
Track Palin birthday: Sarah Palin’s son conceived out of wedlock?
There is a rumor on Track Palin’s birthday. Sarah Heath eloped with Todd Palin on August 29, 1988. An old traffic offence record from a speeding ticket on Track CJ Palin stated his birthdate as April 20 1989.
Track prefers not to be forthright about his politics. It was mentioned he is not a Republican, he may follow Todd's thinking when it comes to party affiliations. What is he fighting for?
Another result of war: Violence by GIs at Home Tied to Combat

Our very own local (Anchorage, Alaska) talking heads discussing reports that Track Palin, son of VP nominee Sarah Palin was involved in a vandalism drinking spree in which (if true) he cut the brake lines to a number of school buses. TRACK PALIN .... VIDEO
Gryphen: The Immoral Minority: Sarah Palin finally emerges from seclusion
Bree Palin: Sarah Palin, Troop Mom
Levi's Brisbane Australia review: " this month’s Vanity Fair. I have to say, his first-person rundown is gallantly balanced and measured."

Thursday, October 8, 2009

E-mail? Alaska, get crackin'!

Long wait continues for Palin e-mails
RECORDS: State says it's overwhelmed, but critics cry foul.

Public records requests made more than a year ago for Sarah Palin's e-mails still haven't been filled by the state, and the Alaska Democratic Party chairwoman alleges it's an attempt to bury the past.

"I think they're hiding something, I think this is a travesty of justice,"
state Democratic Party Chairwoman Patti Higgins said Wednesday.
"The law says they have 10 days to do it."

Public records in Alaska are generally supposed to be provided within 10 days, although the state can extend the deadline for more complicated requests.

This is a travesty of justice.
The state can't work out a way to release them in increments?
If they are in cahoots with her, they would delay and obstruct. She makes everybody look bad and the details will be the kiss of death for some. The people can't find a way to file a class action suit against the state and rogue quitter (who earned no benefits) gov ? It is a crime what all they are doing.

ADN excerpt:
In the request, Higgins sought Palin's schedules and calendars between Jan. 1, 2007, and Sept. 15, 2008. The Democrats also sought various categories of e-mails for about the same time period, including:

• All e-mails between Palin and state Rep. John Coghill, R-North Pole, or between Palin and state Sen. Fred Dyson, R-Eagle River, with the words "abortion" or "AGIA," which is short for the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act.

• All e-mails from Palin containing the following words: babysitter, childcare, McCain, Obama, Democrat, Huckabee, Wal-Mart, Eskimo, Natives, Kuwait, passport, Ruedrich or Kopp.

• All e-mails between Palin and her husband, Todd, with any of the following words: vote, veto, budget, oil, Monegan or Wooten.

• All e-mails between Palin and her sister, Molly McCann, with the words Wooten or Monegan (referring to figures connected with the so-called "Troopergate" affair.)

Another of the pending requests is by Anchorage activist Andree McLeod, who made a request on Oct. 1, 2008, for all of Sarah and Todd Palin's e-mails concerning official business for the previous two years. McLeod reacted to the latest extension by writing state officials Wednesday that

"it now seems Governor Parnell needs to keep Alaskans in the dark."

Jones said "we continue to work hard" to complete review of the records requests"
October 7th, 2009 09:00 PM

Gryphen: "Palin's only defense seems to be hiding behind Facebook, and having her Palin-bots provide cover, until everybody hopefully gets tired of trying to hold her accountable for her actions."

The Anchorage Daily News covers Palin?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Likeable Levi

I’ve decided to like Levi Johnston
And if anyone deserves compensation for their contribution
to life,
and for any hardship suffered in the process, it’s him

I think it’s time to start liking folk like him, a boy who shot so spectacularly to fame when he got Sarah Palin’s unwedded 17-year-old daughter Bristol knocked up three days after Palin was announced as McCain’s running mate.
Really, the kid deserves to be adored for simply being the protagonist in such a glorious moment in schadenfreude.
But my fondness goes beyond this.
I’ve just been reading his car-crashy expose of what it was like living with Sarah Palin while he dated Bristol in this month’s Vanity Fair.
I have to say, his first-person rundown is gallantly balanced and measured.
He comes across as a normal hockey-playin’, moose-shootin’ boy with the kind of bogan-a-licious name everyone in Wasilla seems to be christened with (The rest of the cast in this story illustrate the point: Tripp, Trig, Bristol…).
He’s gracious. And naive, even. Not out to sledge and moan. And he doesn’t seem to have a judgmental bone in his body.
Just a kid who couldn’t quite believe that the goose that is Sarah Palin had been planted on a rarified conveyor-belt, one assembly line stop-off from becoming America’s Vice President. Just like the rest of us.
Then again, the facts are salacious enough as they are. Life at Chez Palin during the running mate brouhaha was a carnival of errors and subterfuge.
October 8, 2009 - 8:43AM
read more here

It is about time the Johnstons get more kudos going their way. Just surviving the past year is enough hardship and wrath. You have to hand it to the 19 year old, he didn't shrink and he got out in front of it all. The McCain/Palin machine is massive and won't let up on them, but they haven't stopped Levi.

The latest from the National Enquirer is hard to believe. Here is Gryphen's take:

How does a middle aged woman attack a teen without coming off as a total vindictive obsessed loser? If true, I don't know what further proof would be needed to confirm that Sarah Palin's mind is gone and there will be no coming back. I thought people that petty lived under rocks where no one else would know they existed or they have handlers to protect them from self-destructing.
The no commitment team Sarah has time to delay the book release and rewrite.

I can only dream she left some venom for her adversaries in
the McCain campaign.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Palin ghost finally remembers she reads The Independent as she cheerleads for war

Both Tank Jones and Levi Johnston show more depth and truth in a Wonderful pistachio nut commercial than whoever writes the facebook notes for Palin. However, it was a little funny to read the PAC site ghostwriter mentioned a European newspaper in
"Further Proof of the Need for Energy
Independence." Will Katie Couric ever get the memo?

Not since the Jewish High Holiday has the ghost of Palin had anything to say. Until today, and now someone is pushing on the site set up for Sarah Palin a
"We Must Win in Afghanistan."

The PAC site has a following, probably from a factory in rural China. It pays to have friends with friends in the inner sanctum of communist China.

The video of Tank and Levi is refreshing and puts a big ol' smile on your face!


FOREVER: John McCain and Sarah Palin

Bad boy Chris Cillizza has Palin supporters questioning his sanity. Good for him.

John McCain and Lindsey Graham are the most prominent GOP critics of the far right. hmmm...

Give losers like McCain Hell!!!! McCain is trying to backpedal without first purging his participation in bringing a far right nut case into his candidacy. He went for the lowest common denominator and he failed.
Continuing to support the embracing and exultation of one of the craziest on far right while at the same time he is a prominent GOP critic of same makes him crazier than ever.
The best antidote is the truth

Not that he is man enough, but he must give it up and come clean in order to make sense. McCain has been a bad boy since the beginning, he learned the art of cover up early in life. By the time he married into a local mafia family he was good to go with the fine art of political manipulation. Not everyone could have skated through the Keating Five thievery like the old rascal did. And who better to abuse the families of fellow POW soldiers? He is not worthy of his government positions/benefits and he needs to learn he is not fooling as many people now. Are the elections in Arizona rigged or are the voters nuts?

The GOP is starting their 2012 campaign positioning.
Neoconservative moderate v far right extremist? Even a "moderate" like Pawlenty will go rogue.

Read more about the party of old farts and dinosaurs:

The Palin Wars: Part LXII
Chris Cillizza October 5, 2009
All of the attention that Schmidt's comments have attracted is yet more evidence of the fact that Palin is a -- if not the -- prime mover in the Republican party. If she does ultimately run for president (and there are strong arguments to be made on each side), it's almost certain the race would boil down to Palin and a single candidate -- former Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.), Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty* etc -- who would become the rallying point for the anti-Palin forces.
Until then, the forces who support her and those that oppose her will continue to reinforce their positions -- a process that could turn the 2012 presidential nominating fight into one of the most memorable in history.
( February 2008 the impossibility video: Cillizza and Palin go way back h/t midnightcajun )

Joe Scarborough Shows Yet Again Why He Could Be President Someday

*'Moderate' Tim Pawlenty Hires A 'Boatload' of GOP Dirty Tricksters to Run His PAC
Via Raw Story, Rachel Maddow points out that in a move to make himself the Republican presidential candidate in 2012, the so-called "sane, centrist, future of the Republican Party" Tim "Fear the Mullet" Pawlenty is putting together the usual assortment of Republican scum to run his political PAC:

For Pete sake, keep writing your politicians and the journalists
that are suppose to be covering them.

Clue them in on what you really want to know and why.

What is it that could affect 2012? Attorney Rex Butler speaks about a Levi Johnston book:
* “probably worth millions.”
* “doesn’t want to give it all away right now,”
* “Quite frankly, I think it could affect 2012,”
* Mr. Butler likes to suggest that Mr. Johnston’s story could have an impact on her potential candidacy.
He certainly wants to write a book, the lawyer, Rex Butler, said by telephone, adding,
“Believe me, it’s a hell of a story.”

You can see for yourself exactly how Sarah Palin was when she said she was tight ab at 32 weeks pregnant. If that photo makes sense to you, please explain. If not, show everyone the compounding evidence and keep asking questions.

Bree Palin has the best documented photo comparisons. That is a start, but not all there is.
Elan Frank Interviews Sarah Palin-April 2008 part 1
Elan Frank interviews Sarah Palin-April 2008 part 2

Monday, October 5, 2009

Give 'em Hell!!!!

I had a very interesting tête-à-tête last week that I thought I'd share. As you may have guessed, I'm on the email distro lists for all the major Sunday shows and cable news networks, and I get email notifications for who the scheduled guests will be as well as transcripts, p.r. pieces and the like. Last week, when ABC sent me an email that John McCain was going to be their guest again, I sent back a snarky reply asking if they ever had John Kerry on after he lost the election to George Bush as often as they've had McCain, and why, when there are so many actual issues about which the public needs to be informed, they gave so much air time to GOP obstructionism.

Read the entire piece here: About That Media Notion of "Balance"...
By Nicole Belle Sunday Oct 04, 2009

Funnily enough, the producer didn't really have much response to that, simply thanking me for the input. Honestly, I wasn't really happy with the dismissive little pat on the head from the Villager who thought that little blogger me couldn't understand why McCain was a reasonable booking. So I thought I'd give him a suggestion as to real balance:
Here is a segment I would LOVE to see you do with Sen. McCain: why don't you invite my colleague, David Neiwert, author of The The Eliminationists, on to discuss how the violent rhetoric that used to be relegated to the fringes of the Republican Party which has been mainstreamed since Obama's election and let Sen McCain respond to that? After all, he is the one who brought Sarah Palin to the national stage (and as I recall, actually said on your program that Palin was his "soul mate" after having only had one phone conversation and a short meeting with her before asking her on the ticket) and there is no other politician who has tapped so proficiently into that zeitgeist. I think it would be beneficial for Americans to hear someone of Sen. McCain's gravitas and stature disavow the kind of violent and racist rhetoric we've all seen. I'm more than happy to provide you with contact information for Mr. Neiwert if you are so inclined.

But if you're not interested in putting Sen. McCain on the spot, perhaps next time you do a show on the problems we're facing in Afghanistan, the "balance" you seek would be better achieved by putting on a politician who favors withdrawal, like Rep. Alan Grayson, instead of two hawks who will both say that the most important thing is "winning" in Afghanistan without actually explaining what "winning" means or how we can achieve it militarily. Where's the balance in that for your viewers?
Are you surprised that he had no response to that?

"Don't even call it corporate media, much less mainstream media any more. Call it corporation television, tv of the corporation, by the corporation, and for the corporation." comment

Celebrating Slaughter: War and Collective Amnesia
Oct 5, 2009 By Chris Hedges

Déjà vu:

Levi Johnston, Lori Tipton And Their “Business” at Mat-Su Hospital –
And What Rex Butler Doesn’t Want To Go On the Record With…

Sunday, 20 September 2009
"Ice Crystals": Tori Tipton and the Mat-Su Valley

The losers who gave us Sarah Palin

The GOP operatives who championed her should be held accountable for endangering the country
By Joe Conason July 10, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Free Word Salad

All you gotta do is subscribe to Newmax and they will send you this $39 piece of...
better yet check this out Word Salad & Schizophrenia: What is It?

h/t pantsonfire | BooBooBear | Irish Girl

"I'm going to wait for it to get spell-checked before I buy it."

Republican strategist Mike Murphy

'Meet the Press' panel says she won't be GOP nominee

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

NEWSWEEK'S One key question: Who has been ghostwriting the Facebook messages and op-eds signed in Palin’s name?

"According to Politico’s Ben Smith, former McCain foreign policy adviser Randy Scheunemann accompanied Palin to Hong Kong and helped write the speech." (Steve Biegun, Dan Blumenthal, Kim Daniels)

Who Is Advising Sarah Palin?
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 5:43 PM

In the nasty aftermath of the McCain-Palin ticket, Palin broke with many of the advisers she had worked with in the final days of the campaign. She went back to Alaska, surrounded by her longtime political team, including chief spokeswoman and top adviser Meg Stapleton and Kristan Cole, who helped Palin launch a legal defense fund to cover costs related to several ethics investigations in Alaska. In January, Palin launched a new political action committee, SarahPAC—a move widely interpreted as an effort to help forward her political ambitions. Between January and June, the PAC raised more than $730,000—with almost $270,000 of that going to staff and consulting fees. Palin hired Pam Pryor, a GOP operative who once worked for former representative J.C. Watts, as an adviser. In February, she also tapped Becki Donatelli, a longtime GOP consultant close to McCain, to run SarahPAC, but the two severed the relationship in April. Donatelli declined to comment and, like Pryor, directed all questions to Stapleton, who did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

Right after the August 7 to 8 attack on South Ossetia the President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili was shocked he didn't get any back up from the US. He soon changed his tune, but it was clear he thought he had a reason to believe if he attacked the de facto Russian territory of South Ossetia and the Russian soldiers that he would not be alone. Who was feeding him that bull and why didn't they keep their word?

This was major because it has to do with missile shields, NATO, Israel and possible nuclear bombs going off.

We know John McCain gave us the delusional blithering Sarah Palin and he must be held accountable for his desperate attempt to win an election. What else would he do to win? Cindy McCain would not have needed to go to The Republic of Georgia with aid and soothing for Saakashvili if he hadn't been led to believe he should attack at that time, coincidentally, US elections were is process. The European Union report is better than nothing but it is only telling part of the story. (Why Is Cindy McCain Going To Georgia?)

McCain had a falling out with his adviser Randy Scheunemann, what all was that about? Whatever it was, it doesn't bother Sarah Palin because she is in bed with Scheunemann now.

The current report settles who started the So. Ossetia attack.
Report: Georgia Triggered War With Russia
SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
"For Moscow, the report's finding on who shot first is a significant victory, one that's likely to undermine efforts by Georgia President Mikheil Saakashvili to rally Western support behind him."

"The report notes that the United States, Ukraine and Israel supplied large scale economic and military aid to Georgia that allowed the country to double its military in the space of a few years."

BRUSSELS--A nine-month European Union investigation into the 2008 war in the Caucasus has concluded that Georgia triggered the conflict, but that Russia prepared the ground for war to break out and broke international law by invading Georgia as a whole.

Conclusions to the roughly 1,000 page report, released on Wednesday by Swiss diplomat Heidi Tagliavini, also found that Russia-backed South Ossetian militias committed atrocities and "ethnic cleansing" of Georgian villages during and since the war. It faulted Russian forces in control of the territory that either "would not or could not" control the South Ossetians.

The report found no evidence to back Russian claims that Georgia committed genocide on the night of Aug.7-8.

The conflict, which briefly brought the United States and Russia into Cold War-style confrontation, left some 850 people dead, 35,000 permanently displaced and Europe's security infrastructure severely weakened. Russian forces remain in occupation of the two territories, while Moscow has recognized them as independent states.

John "Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran" McCain and Scheunemann finger prints were all over the Republic of Georgia and Mikheil Saakashvili, the rogue crook who thought he had the back up to take on Russia in South Ossetia. That's not all, they sent Cindy McCain, looking like White House material, on a sudden humanitarian stint.

"Cindy McCain, the wife of Sen. John McCain, flew Monday evening to the Republic of Georgia, where a military confrontation with Russia over disputed territory has become an issue on the presidential campaign trail."
August 26, 2008

"She's on the phone with the World Food Program, he's on the phone with Saakashvili," McCain adviser Nicolle Wallace told Time. "It's like this great picture of what they'll be like in the White House."

Palin linked to death threats against Obama

Palin's "Going Rogue" e-book delayed

New book out November 3, 2009: A bigger fake than Palin?
Eisenstadt "goes rogue-er"

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sarah Palin, Randy and the man who eats tie: What has Palin learned in a year?

This explains Scheunemann's affinity for Palin, he likes crazy mean people...(Randy Scheunemann was McCain's campaign foreign policy adviser) Talking Points

This is the man that wants weapons from the United States

Mikheil Saakashvili eats his tie
McCain as McCain/Palin: ‘We Are All Georgians’ "John McCain is gulping down the neocon Kool-Aid on Georgia"
Georgia's Pain "The next day I left Georgia, worried about a people under an administration that was squeezing out civil society and opposition. Since then I have maintained contact with civil society inside Georgia. Every once in awhile I’ll receive an email detailing the fear, the intimidation, and the beatings by Georgian police."

What has McCain or Palin done for the people of Georgia since it is no longer a political tool for them? We can't even be sure that Palin knows that the Georgia of Mikheil Saakashvili is not in the United States.
Why Saakashvili eats his tie?

What has Palin learned in a year?
"Blah, blah, populism, blah, blah, I saw a moose, blah, blah, Reagan, blah, blah, terrorists…
on and on"
The best Hong Kong spa: Grand Hyatt
PALINGATES : China and Sarah Palin
"Please carefully read the lady in China five thousand years of history. Otherwise, please shut up.
Arrogance + ignorance = terminally ill".

“佩林香港演讲 称美国应该帮助中国找寻未来”
9/25/09 Guestpost by EyeOnYou: China Reacts to Palin
Does Sarah Palin realize how bizarre her statements were in Hong Kong?
GRYPHEN: 9/26/09 Shannyn Moore's Countdown appearance yesterday

MSNBC Shannyn Moore and Lawrence O'Donnell

"Palling around with neocons and chickenhawks" Palin's last calls as governor to Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney and Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani
Countdown With Lawrence O’Donnell & Shannyn Moore

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Queen Esther thrones in Hong Kong

Randy Scheunemann thinks if at first you don't succeed, try, try again...we'll see. His runner up beauty queen, debutante is only as good as a spin cycle.

An outstanding exposé of Palin palling around with warmongers.
...the latest "cutting edge" info on Sarah Palin's
puppet masters
Dan Blumenthal
Kim Daniels

In the Land of Queen Esther1
Queen Esther's Legacy

Max Blumenthal Returns to the Land of Queen Esther
Mudflats: The Ken Morris Challenge

In the Land of Queen Esther2

Max Blumenthal heads deep into the land of Sarah Palin, reporting from inside her longtime church, interviewing her friends and enemies, and putting her spokespeople on the defensive about

the theology behind her extreme conservatism.

Gryphen: update Hotel Grand: Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is conveniently located in Wanchai waterfront. Connecting to Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, it is adjacent to Wanchai Ferry Pier and MTR is only 5 minutes walking distance.The 572-room award-winning Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, opened in November1989 and the benchmark for a whole new level of excellence for Hyatt,easily ranks among the finest hotels in the world today.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Track Palin, Ms. Maples would like you to join her for dinner.

MSNBC video interview with Cathy Maples:

She was asked who she would like to attend the $63,500 dinner, her answer was Track Palin. She likes that he was in Iraq. Her grand children will be there and you can imagine the delight it would be for her family to meet him.

The woman must have money to burn. She wanted to help Ride2Recovery. Instead of directly sending them a check she participated in what looks like a rigged publicity stunt. The more people involved, the more money taken out of what goes to the wounded warriors and veterans.

Is it any wonder people would question if she is some kind of a corporate puppet that works the system?

She is a piece of work. No one asked her why she couldn't just say she met Todd and Sarah at the Fairbanks picnic like the other Palintologists. It isn't a direct lie, more like one of omission. Why hide her meetings unless she has something to hide? Adrienne Ross has been shouting it from the roof tops that she was in Alaska for the quitting series. Not Ms. Maples. She is now hiding and ashamed she was at a celebration with all the others.

Shame, shame, shame on you, Ms. Maples!
You are a disgrace.

We know because she gave The Huntsville Times a photo of herself with Sarah Palin, Sarah wearing the same clothes she had on before her final quitters speech in Fairbanks. It looks like it could have been taken in any parking lot. However, there is no way Sarah is that fast of a quick change artist, she did not rush to Anchorage and back before handing off the State of Alaska to Governor Parnell.

After blowing smoke in numerous interviews Ms. Maples finally claimed she met Todd and Sarah at the Anchorage airport, it is clear they had another rendezvous.
What a rendezvous, it was at a major happening for all of Sarah's main team players. They came from all over the country.

She is one more snake in the grass war profiteer that lives off of those she helps to wound and kill on the battlefield so she can give money to charity to fix them. It is good for business.

When Maples talks she remembers the talking points like special interest groups and you betcha she won't forget to say Acorn. She doesn't believe Sarah Palin lies to get votes and Maples remembers to plug the speech, free from media, in Hong Kong.

The Palination is seeing gotcha media in this video. Go figure.

Organizers say the winner will have to foot the travel bill to meet up with Palin, likely in Alaska. Maples says that's no problem.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Track Palin returns in time for dinner with Cathy Maples..UPDATE

Ms. Cathy Maples is the high bidder and winner of the Free Shipping and Alabama dinner with Sarah Palin, can you imagine the glee if not only Sarah shows up but Track Palin as well? Can you spell photo op, or is Ms. Maples camera shy like the new Sarah?

Ms. Maples is the owner of R&D Electronics Inc and friends of Lockheed Martin. (didn't Palin call on Dick before her quitter speech?) If the following comments are the same Cathy Maples, she and the Palins will hit it off big time:

Cathy Maples
Obama-Biden are a joke. He does not have any idea about how to be Commander in Cheif.
(not my typo)

If he would go into private and run a business for a few years he would give him some
insight concerning taxes. If elected I am afraid we will have a depression. Most people
don't study the economy and the effects his policy will have on the U.S. they vote because
of personality. #464 - Tue Sep 9, 2008

Cathy Maples
I think McCain and Palin were great. I am proud to be an American and it is obvious John McCain is

too, (although this is the first time some people are proud to be an American) I do not want a leader
for this country that his wife does not appreciate being an American. I respect McCain and Palin for
their morals and the fact they don't compromise them even if it is unpopular. I wish the people of America would invite God back to our country before it is to late. I don't want to sit under a President
that thinks I am bitter because I believe in God. #337 - Fri Sep 5, 2008

Say what you will, this little old Alabama dinner could be some more good old family fun.

AKMuckraker: Palin Foe Frozen Out of Auction When Identity Revealed
updates | Gryphen

Sarah Palin’s Son Track Returns From Iraq This Weekend!
Sept 17, 2009
Meg Stapleton issued the following statement: "The Palins are expecting the return of eldest son Track this weekend from a yearlong deployment with an Army combat brigade in Iraq," DEO said... I guess the communitiy better hide their school buses........

Update: Cathy Maples was not alone, enthusiastic 'Palintologist, someone who studies Palin and shares her conservative values, Maverick attitude and American style,' Adrienne Ross of Motivation Truth and several others gathered at the end of July to say farewell to Sarah Palin's political career in Alaska.
ProChoiceGrandma and others have deeper questions surrounding the cryptic ebay dinner to take place in Alabama.: Fraud in a time of stimulus: Misrepresentation of minority- or woman-owned status
PHOTO: Courtesy Cathy Maples
Huntsville woman wins online auction to have dinner with Sarah Palin
Shelly Haskins September 19, 2009, 12:24PM

"I thought it was an extremely good cause, and also I'm a big advocate for Sarah Palin. I think she has a lot of morals, and I would love to see her as president of our country," Maples told The Associated Press.

Seven people placed 61 bids over the 10-day run of the auction, which had a minimum bid of $25,000. Maples will have to foot the bill to meet up with Palin for dinner, likely in Alaska.

Right> The photo with Britta (believed to be Track Palin's former paramour) Hanson whispering into Palin's ear was taken July 26, 2009 in Fairbanks.
Notice the same jacket as in the photo with Maples.
Anchorage or Fairbanks?

Sarah Palin serves the public hot dogs before officially resigning during the annual Governor's Picnic July 26, 2009 at Pioneer Park in Fairbanks, Alaska

more photos of Fairbanks
Boots on the Ground in Fairbanks - Sarah Palin's Quitspeech
Sarah Palin gives her resignation speech during a ceremony in Fairbanks

The Anchorage Daily News quotes Maples

Palin dinner offered on eBay brings in $63,500 for charity
Last Modified: September 19th, 2009

Maples has met Palin twice before, once at a fundraiser in North Carolina during last year's presidential campaign. The other meeting was in Alaska last summer, shortly before Palin left office.

"I've been to Alaska about three times, and the last time I came I bought my grandchildren up, and I tried to make sure my they got to meet her, and they did," she said of the brief meeting at an airport.

"She was a very gracious person, and we enjoyed it," Maples said.

Seven people placed 61 bids over the 10-day run of the auction, which had a minimum bid of $25,000. Maples will have to foot the bill to meet up with Palin for dinner, likely in Alaska. She wouldn't have any problems making another trip north. "I love Alaska," she said.

Other auction items for the charity included lunch with former Bush aide Karl Rove (which went for $16,000), a "CSI: New York" set experience and party with star Gary Sinise ($4,150), and a Rob ( Rob Lowe has been playing with young beauties since the 1980s)
Lowe-autographed baseball jersey ($620).

Maples is allowed to bring four people to dinner. She says the plan right now is to bring her two grandchildren, 13 and 18 years old, their mother and the 18-year-old's girlfriend.

The auction had regulations for the winner, including passing a background check.

"Will not be a problem," Maples said.

More Maples, 53, of Huntsville: Local will dine with Palin

The dinner, which is still to be arranged, will be the third time Maples has met Palin. The first time was at a fundraiser in North Carolina during the presidential campaign. The second time was this July in Alaska.

Maples took her grandson, York Powell, on a trip as a high school graduation present, along with his mom, Michelle Powell, younger brother, Camden, and friends Maggie Thompson and Jordan Price.

The group fished, took a cruise around Prince William Sound and went dog-sled mushing. The highlight of the trip, however, was meeting Palin and her husband, Todd.

Maples, who said "persistent is something they say about me," made several phone calls trying to see Palin. Finally, Todd Palin himself called her to coordinate the meeting, which came just after Palin announced she was resigning as governor.

The couple spent about 15 minutes with Maples' group at the Anchorage airport, and Palin posed for pictures with everyone.
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Secrets: Ambassador Bristol Palin contemplates abstinence-only in Wasilla as teen birth rates heighten in religious states

U.S. states whose residents have more conservative religious beliefs on average tend to have higher rates of teenagers giving birth, a new study suggests.

The relationship could be due to the fact that communities with such religious beliefs (a literal interpretation of the Bible, for instance) may frown upon contraception, researchers say. If that same culture isn't successfully discouraging teen sex, the pregnancy and birth rates rise.

Mississippi topped the list for conservative religious beliefs and teen birth rates, according to the study results, which will be detailed in a forthcoming issue of the journal Reproductive Health. (See chart) Teen Birth Rates Highest In Most Religious States

Wasilla, Alaska
Pat O'Hara, a journalist who served on the Wasilla school board for twelve years, remembers how the religious right made her feel like a stranger in her own community.

The Valley, Alaska's fastest-growing region, is a spectacular area of lakes and birch and spruce forests, surrounded by granite-colored snowcapped mountains that poke through the clouds.

It wasn't until the 1990s that local churches like the Wasilla Assembly of God, which Palin grew up attending, became aggressively political.

A few years before Palin became mayor, a group of preachers confronted the school board with questions about social issues that had never before surfaced in local politics, according to O'Hara, who wrote first for the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman and then for the Anchorage Daily News.
Wasilla High lack of sex education
FEAR: Fearing abductions, Mat-Su hospital halts birth notices
Policy is based in part on guidelines provided by advocacy group
In a blow to newspaper tradition, and perhaps a signal of the death of small-town innocence, an Alaska hospital has stopped the longtime practice of announcing births out of fear it could lead to the abduction of an infant.
Sarah Palin's former staff has a book to shop
The Alaskan Report: "Former Palin staffer shopping book"
Diva moments, when Palin actually first heard from John McCain, and how Palin believes she's "the chosen one." We'll post what we can when we get it.

"...the entire valley isn't insane but it is like the twilight zone there."

Celtic Diva: I did some research on "TeenPact" over at and discovered why the teens weren't completely forthcoming

80,000 people in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough
According to State Trooper records, in 1999 there were 38 officers assigned to the borough. Today there are 39. (2006)

When will Bristol's abstinence-only passion show?

Mudflats: A Mat-Su Teen Speaks Out | Planned Parenthood in the Mat-Su Valley
Gryphen: Blumenthal reveals the frightening secrets of Palin's religious beliefs

Uppers and downers:
Wasilla's Meth Problem Made Palin's Borough
The Meth Capital Of Alaska
Update: OxyContin is on the rise across Southeast Alaska, where 80-milligram tablets of the opiate-based pain pill have a street value of between $120 and $160, according to the report.
Oxy replaces Meth | addicted to the power drug OxyContin | "...smoke OxyContin, drink booze and smoke weed.”

The hope of the Valley? | The Children's Place
A private practice family physician and the 2002 National National Award Winner: Cathy Baldwin-Johnson -Volunteer Medical Director at The Children's Place in Wasilla, Alaska

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