Sunday, May 31, 2009

Levi and Tripp Johnston from Wasilla's budget hotel, the Agate Inn on Lake Lucille

"You can feel the Palins. From my budget hotel on Lake Lucille, I can see
the big wooden wall that surrounds their house, and a roof beyond it."

From the GQ article May 2009:
And he shall take issue with Sarah Palin. And he shall not abstain from loving Bristol. And he shall spend much time hunting bears. And, yes, he shall be a good man
By John Jeremiah Sullivan; Photographs by Ture Lillegraven

Late Frontier Myth, Early Formational Stages

The bird opened its belly, delivering more men onto the ground. They squawked at the boy and led him into the bird, and the bird moved off, and the ram forgot what had happened and went to check on his ewes, and the father returned to the locally owned gun shop in Wasilla, where they said, “Aren’t you supposed to be sheep hunting?” and he said, “Yeah, I was, till the Secret Service came and took my sheep-hunting partner!” and they laughed.

Levi was in the bird. It flew with him all the way to a city in another world, in what he would describe as the south, in Minnesota, and dropped him into a sort of conference room, full of talkative people—some of whose faces he knew without knowing how—and a guy was touching him, and before the smell of the open country had left his nostrils completely he was leaning back in a chair, having makeup applied to his face, to his eyes and neck, and gel worked into his hair. They had cut his hair. Indeed they had given him a superb haircut, probably the best he would ever have, a haircut designed to shape away the last traces of baby fat from his cheeks and define his jawline, and they stood him in the corner and dressed him from head to toe in new preppy clothes and looked him in the face and said, “You do not say a word.”

“Those words exactly?” I asked.

“Pretty much,” he answered.

If facts were unstable—it may not have been the Secret Service, it may have been campaign operatives

In roughly the past year, Levi has experienced:
(a) having dad leave home
(b) seeing mom get arrested and face incarceration, in national news
(c) watching own son be born, with Sarah Palin also in room
(d) dropping out of high school and taking electrician job
(e) losing fiancée, son, job for reasons that mystify him and may be political
(f) becoming instantaneously megafamous—Antichrist to some, slab of sweet Arctic man-beef to others—but either way finding self at center of momentous events with zero comprehension or aid after having left home to go on sheep hunt.

Friday, May 29, 2009


You may never see it coming.
Floating icebergs have 90% of their mass below the surface of the water.

Almost without effort Sarah Palin sunk ex-Navy Captain John McCain's boat.
Remember: The Titanic used some of the most advanced technology available at the time and was, after the sinking, popularly believed to have been described as “unsinkable”.
"What we've got here is a failure to communicate."

The good news is that one day the SS Palin memorabilia could be worth a fortune for all those Wasillian collectors that have a choice piece of Alaska's history.


Titanic life preserver sells for $68,500

Since when do people sit around waiting for icebergs? Go ahead and jump ship. Whether you think it is a "cliffhanger" or not, it's going to happen when it happens. It may not be instant karma. It is corruption, it may be a long slog. If you are in total denial, that's another story. Who says the "iceberg" has much to do with Levi Johnston? Speculation is what that is, I don't think Levi is going to change course because of speculation. He needs to do what is best for his wee ones. Who knows what he thinks is best ( beyond GQ ) ? Mercede remains smiley but gagged. Sherry Johnston, well.... she is dealing with A.A. Specialty Health Center procedures and old seafaring problems of her own.

Refresh yourself and be up to date with the New Scrutiny of Other Alaska Corruption Cases. Captain McCain's history is full of questionable ethics. His own father-in-law links to Murder Inc. That is no small brush with graft and corruption.

For fun, think back to some of Sarah's classic quotes:
Did she really say that? (from people magazine's interview with palin and mccain)
SARAH PALIN: "Morning person. Yup. We don’t sleep much. (SLEEP! Who needs sleep?) Too much to do. What I’ve had to do, though, is in the middle of the night, put down the BlackBerries and pick up the breast pump. Do a couple of things different and still get it all done…"

There are zillions of past times revolving around Sarah alone. Sometimes I feel almost ready to join the pups and chew on shoe leather, but what good would that do?

Meanwhile, you could play Which Sarahgate Is It? Isn't there a boardgame by now? There are too many gates to list.
Could the e-mails be the final nail in the coffin?

Maybe she will out do Ted Steven's Housegate? Or Bristol will want to escape and blow-pop Babygates? Right now no one is saying for sure what all is impending.

Plant a vegetable garden if you're feeling ansy and want to take a break from the corruption.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

tw@t tweets tattered twits

"Picking up my handsome little man to rtrn to Juneau, Trig got 1st haircut so my little hippie baby's ready for AK sunshine on his shoulders!"

what peeps want to know, Scaraboo, is
handsome little man little hippie baby getting the proper attention for his DS? You do have helpers, Mr. Mom, church, Wasilla teabags and extended families. You can't even keep Trig's socks from falling off or dress him in shoes when you know the paparazzi will greet him on his media tours? Candies doesn't have a baby line or it's all about sexy mamas? Are any children in Alaska safe under your reign?

Kriss Perry staff baby sitter

"Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy

Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high"
by John Denver 1973
(sunshine in trig's eyes make me cry)
UPDATE: When +w@ts tweet

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Levi Johnston: To Hire Full-Time Publicist?

This weekend's Times asked, "What is Levi Johnston after?" The Kato? The Monica? The Octomom? A full-time career trashing the Palins? We've laid out a few of his options,
More »

DO IT, LEVI ! ! ! We all know who controls the "I hate you!" to "We aren't at war" publicity. It is wise to have his own publicist with the cards he's been dealt. If he is going to shop for a publisher, MUST HAVE what it takes.

( dear little Trig with the sun beating down on him, I wonder how he manages to stay out cold like Tripp when he goes on his media tours )

( Tripp looks alert when he is with Levi! )

Monday, May 25, 2009

Greta Van Susteren's Benadryl saves life

of Wonkette Anna Marie Cox

Lifesaver "She was like 'I think I know what is happening to you. Don't worry about it. We're going to get you a Benadryl,' " Cox remembered a calming Van Susteren saying. A food allergy sufferer herself, Greta was ready with a backup plan: She carries an EpiPen epinephrine shot for her own emergencies. "If she hadn't been there, I don't know what would have happened. It would have been a thousand times worse," says Cox.
"why does Greta need an epi? must still be infested with some of those god-awful thetans." nathanst

Greta and her husband John Coale are Scientologists... Who knew she carries an EpiPen epinephrine shot?

Church Of Scientology To Go On Trial in France On Drug and Fraud Charges
Scientology Organized Crime Trial Just The Latest Of Many where trial date has been set for
25 May 2009

Scientology and Drugs

Scientology Churches in France Cycle Against Drugs
May 26, 2009 Scientology on trial :
The French demonstrate their bravery by putting Scientology on trial

Greta van Susteren Defends Herself Against All Charges Except the Ones About Scientology

Wikipedia Bans Scientology From Site

Scientologist Greta van Susteren's Joe McCarthy Connection & a CIA Shrink in the Family

What Does Greta van Susteren's Psychiatrist Sister Think of Scientology?

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Bristol, Johnny,Levi

PHOTO: Johnny will be getting the Palin make-over soon

Apr 09 2009, 09:05 AM
Bristol Palin used to date a boy named Johnny Chandler - actually, she was with him when she hooked up with Levi Johnston, which caused friction between the two school mates. Once Bristol dumped Johnny and went with Levi, it ruined the two teens' friendship.

And now that Bristol and Levi are no longer together, and the fighting between their two families has started (mostly over their baby Tripp), the 18-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin, has turned to her ex-boyfriend, Johnny, for comfort.

A friend said, "Johnny feels terrible over what Bristol is going through. He thinks it's hard enough being a new single mom, and on top of it, she has to cope with a breakup that people the world over are talking about."

The source added, "Johnny cares deeply about Bristol, but he's still a little weary of them getting too serious again right now."

Johnny and Levi were once pals, but when Bristol dumped Johnny and hooked up with Levi, their friendship wavered and didn't recover for a very long time.

"Levi and Johnny had a big blowup during their sophomore year in high school when Levi and Bristol hooked up while she was still with Johnny. Bristol finally broke it off with Johnny for Levi, which pretty much ruined Johnny and Levi's friendship.

"Johnny forgave Bristol quickly because he cared for her so much, but it took a long time before he and Levi became tight again."

I'm not sure it's a great idea for Bristol to be dating anyone right now, so soon after her breakup with Levi. The two teen parents are at odds about their infant son and until they resolve their issues about the baby, not much else will fall into place. They need to concentrate on their son!

Related Posts:

Alaska Man Found Dead in Annville

Tyree Grahm death was linked to drugs. He didn't die in Alaska, therefore the death was reported accurately as a drug overdose. He had many friends. One of his bff was Bristol Palin's Xboyfriend, Johnny Chandler. His life in the Wasilla/Palmer area was well documented by these very close friends.

Wasilla parties on and on and on

Levi Johnston Might Sue Bristol Palin For Custody Of Son! (VIDEO)

Levi Says Sarah Palin KNEW He And Bristol Were Being Intimate

Bristol Palin Thinks Her Baby's Daddy Is White Trash?

Controversy City Continues: Levi Johnston Dishes More About Palins

Sarah Palin Is In The News Again

Friday, May 22, 2009

NYT: Levi Johnston v Sarah Palin book war?

Rex Butler is talking to the New York Times and keeping Levi under wraps. He's been on a bear hunting trip and hasn't returned as of Monday night. What's it all about? It doesn't sound like the negotiations are over, but what is the probability for a Johnston book?

If it is to materialize Butler says:
  • “probably worth millions.”
  • “Believe me, it’s a hell of a story.”
  • “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.
Executives at major publishing houses have not seen a book proposal, nor heard from an agent. There is a GQ magazine piece with a photo shoot in the works.

The complete article is here: What is Levi Johnston after?

excerpts May 22, 2009:
There he was on CBS’s “Early Show” this month, criticizing the message that his former fiancée, Bristol Palin, had just delivered on the “Today” show about how teenagers should abstain from sex. “It’s not realistic,” said Mr. Johnston, the father of Miss Palin’s son, Tripp.

And there he was chatting with Larry King on CNN in late April, complaining that the Palins “just pretty much blew us off” after Mr. Johnston and his mother and sister went on “The Tyra Banks Show” to air all manner of gripes.

Why, after months of Wasilla silence, has the sometimes painfully inarticulate teenage father decided to talk?

He certainly wants to write a book, the lawyer, Rex Butler, said by telephone, adding, “Believe me, it’s a hell of a story.”

( May 6, 2009: Bristol Palin on the Today show with Levi's son Tripp, *note how unusually still he is. Matt Lauer said "out cold" )
Bristol Palin has also been out and about. As the new “teen ambassador” to the Candie’s Foundation, she has appeared on TV and in magazines to promote abstinence. Her high profile has ignited talk that she, too, could try to write a book. Robert Barnett, the Washington agent who negotiated her mother’s book deal, deflected questions about Bristol to the family’s spokeswoman, who denied any plans for a book deal.

The decision by the Johnston camp to go public seems to have been a reluctant one. Two nights before Mr. Johnston was to go on Tyra Banks’s show, Mr. Butler canceled the interview. Cathy Chermol, an executive producer, got him to change his mind.

As he stood backstage, Ms. Chermol recalled, Mr. Johnston seemed nervous and told her that his appearance at the Republican National Convention last August had not been entirely voluntary. “I wish I had still been hunting,” Ms. Chermol said he told her.

Bristol's team of lawyers, publishers, Bristol and Todd Palin are syrupy sweet working their not-at-war-side of the media games.
Levi's lone legal rep, Rex Butler and Sherry Johnston's attorney:
"I think that if the adults stay out of it, these two who have been very good friends and loved each other deeply in the past, then these people will find their way"

UPDATE: publicist?

WHS's Sarah Palin, the journals and Rupert Murdoch

So it is complete and utter speculation on our part—and we invite you to knock this hypothesis down—but it would make sense to us if a Christian publisher, arguably best poised to engage Palin's likeliest core audience, didn't necessarily have the funds that would be needed to pin her down, especially given Barnett's track record in getting money out of publishing companies on behalf of politicians... But what if that Christian publisher had backing from a huge publishing conglomerate that did have that kind of money to spend? As we say, it's a hypothesis, and it might be completely wrong. But, however it happened, here's a more interesting question: Who gets the credit if the book's a hit—and who gets stuck with the blame if it's a flop?

UPDATE: Publishers Lunch now identifies HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray as the decision-maker on this deal, with the actual editorial duties being handled by Adam Bellow, one of the executive editors who survived February's Collins purge and is noted for his track record with conservative authors.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bristol Palin's Candies partner Hayden Panettiere can't spell

Unfortunately for Hayden, her tattoo reads "rimipianti" instead of "rimpianti," adding an extra "i."
I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I
gots me a People cover Palin speaks again !

"My dad lets me go tanning quite a bit. That's the one thing I can do. And I try to exercise," she said.

Dad isn't good for much more. When he opened his mouth his Wasilla High lack of education showed it's ugly head again.

"She had enough information out there and enough examples out there. If she had questions, they would be answered," Todd Palin said.

Where was Sarah Palin?

I went to WHS, 3 years after

September 04, 2008

I went to Wasilla High School three years after Sarah Palin graduated. Holy Shit my brain just exploded.

I went to Wasilla High School in the 80s a few years after Sarah Palin graduated. It was a very traumatic experience that shaped my life. Wasilla is a very small town full of racist homophobic redneck "christians" who hated me because I wore an earring and wasn't a complete inbred backwoods dumb-ass. Nonetheless I got my ass kicked repeatedly and it was very cold and dark most of the time, but those two years gave me plenty of character, and I truly learned the power of ignorance. I ended up dropping out of high school...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

"Who is Trig's Mother" Mystery

September 22, 2008

6. A Doctor’s Speciality: Teenagers in Trouble

Governor Palin’s announcement of her appointees to the Alaska Health Care Strategies Planning Council says this about Dr. Baldwin Johnson[11]:

Dr. Cathy Baldwin-Johnson of Wasilla is a private practice family physician and the 2002 National Family Physician of the Year from the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 1999, Baldwin-Johnson co-founded and is the volunteer medical director of The Children’s Place, and since 2005 has served as a consultant and trainer on child abuse issues. Baldwin-Johnson graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine where she participated in the WWAMI Medical School program.

Dr. Baldwin-Johnson is a family-practitioner. On Oct. 1, 2001, Baldwin-Johnson was named the 2002 Family Physician of the Year by the American Academy of family Physicians.

She was apparently both the regular doctor of Trig’s mother and the delivering doctor of Trig. Checking Matsu Hospital records, the only hospital that she is affiliated with, we find that Dr. Baldwin-Johnson delivered only three babies in the previous eighteen months: on Feb. 7 2008[12], Oct 3, 2007[13], March 17,2007. In all three cases, she was not the mother’s physician. There are two cases listed where Baldwin-Johnson was the mother’s doctor, but not the delivering physician: Dec. 18, 2006[14], and Jan 27, 2008[15]. There was not a single time during the prior eighteen months that Doctor Baldwin-Johnson delivered one of her own patient’s babies at Matsu Hospital; three times she delivered other doctors’ patient’s babies, and twice other doctors delivered her patient’s babies. Thus delivering her own patient’s baby was an unusual event, rather than a normal one for Dr. Baldwin-Johnson.

Dr. Baldwin-Johnson is the founder and volunteer medical director of the Children's Place, an agency for children who have been victims of physical or sexual abuse[16]. She is frequently quoted for her views on this subject. For example:

So the state is launching the Alaska Surveillance of Child Abuse and Neglect program, part of the state Division of Public Health.

"If you don't know accurately where you are starting from, you can't measure accurately whether what you do makes a difference," said Cathy Baldwin-Johnson , a doctor who chairs a task force that tries to improve the state's response to child abuse, particularly sexual abuse. She also is medical director of Alaska CARES, a clinic that provides exams and helps investigate sexual abuse[17].

About a year earlier, Baldwin-Johnson wrote an article that was published in the Anchorage Daily News defending privacy rights of rape victims:

Today's media play a strong role in creating community awareness about child abuse and sexual violence. Publishing the private details of these crimes, however, risks re-victimizing the victim…

Police officers, advocates and medical providers all know of victims who attempted suicide after public disclosure of abuse. Some have died. Public curiosity should never outweigh the fragile mental health of someone who has been sexually victimized. The frequency of these crimes can breed indifference or numbness, but for each victim the pain is new, personal and deep. Disclosing a child victim's identity can shatter their whole world…

It is up to the press to show restraint while fulfilling their journalistic responsibilities. This is not about censorship. It is about the respectful treatment of victims of violent crimes. No one has a right to victimize the victim further by publishing sensitive or identifying information…

Let's resolve to leave out the graphic descriptions of sex acts and references to collateral information that can potentially identify crime victims. We lose nothing in public safety; we gain much when we grant dignity and privacy to those enduring legal proceedings as they recover their shattered lives.

The fact that Bristol was sixteen, unwed and about to give birth to a child would certainly qualify her as a victim of sexual abuse. Legally, if Levi Johnson was 17 at the time, he cannot be legally prosecuted for statutory rape. If he was 18 at the time (Aug. 2007) then he could be. In any case, as the governor’s daughter, one can imagine the things that would be written about her in such a situation in newspapers throughout the state. Did Dr. Baldwin-Johnson possibly see herself as protecting the privacy rights of a sixteen year-old sexual abuse victim in this case?

In the case of Bristol being the mother, it would seem more probable that Dr. Baldwin-Johnson, a specialist in teen-ager pregnancy-abuse problems, would participate exclusively as both primary health care provider and baby deliverer. This way Bristol could be sure that her “secret” would remain safe. On the other hand, given the increased risks for a pregnant woman over 40 and especially one having a baby diagnosed with Down Syndrome, it seems highly likely that she would recommend that an obstetrician deliver the baby. Since Palin’s pregnancy was not a secret, Baldwin-Johnson took a great and unnecessary risk. If something had gone wrong, she would have taken the blame for not recommending an obstetrician do the delivery.

Admittedly, we do not know the relationship between Palin and Dr. Baldwin-Johnson. It is certain that Palin did appoint Baldwin-Johnson to a state commission and recommend her for an award. She may have delivered Palin’s baby Piper. it is not impossible that Dr. Baldwin-Johnson would decide to deliver Sarah Palin under these circumstances, it is just decidedly more likely that she would decide to deliver Bristol Palin under such circumstances.

Incidentally, I have been unable to find any evidence that Dr. Baldwin-Johnson actually delivered Piper, as claimed by Sarah Palin.

Britney Spears and Bristol Palin SUCK 4 CANDIES

That is Britney with the chapstick and lollipop look. We all know what hell the party girl was going through at the time. She needed all the help she could get.

The Candies Foundation made her their spokesperson after she kinda got back in shape. She is a role model for teens. After Bristol Palin ( before: feb 8, 2009 ) was back in shape she was made the Candies Ambassador for teen sex, they call it abstinence-only. What would Bristol know? She was educated at Wasilla High, that is a high! If it is anything like documented by their honor students, that is very high, almost 24/7. We hear they do sleep when passed out.
When will candies say


Levi Johnston, Wasilla High's hockey stud and the art of the deal?

Heard it from the grapevine: From Wasilla High hockey stud to deal maker?

Unscrupulous behavior – is there a pay off goin on?

I am told by reliable sources, but don't know for a fact, that the book deal recently in the news is worth an initial $2 million, with various clauses that could take it higher if the book sells.
Customarily, one-quarter to one-third is paid on signing. (I'm also told, that she rushed into the deal in order to get money to pay off Levi and his family in return for a commitment to not talk about anything to do with the Palin family, special note was made emphasizing the Johnston's may have something to do with Trig and the question of parentage.) Some Extras Byron York

Syrin's blog
The Method didn't work

GRYPHEN: Sarah Palin's book deal and the silence that it buys

$2 million seems low, but if everyone knows it is all bull, only cult followers will buy and sales could be bleak. For how much would the Johnston's be selling out?

UPDATE: THE WASILLA SPORTS COMPLEX. Home of WHS graduations, sports and commercial space: "VALLEY UROLOGY"

Wasilla High lack of sex education

by Suzanna Caldwell
As someone who was raised in Wasilla, Alaska, I can't help but feel a pride since the little town I spent most of my life in has been thrown into the national spotlight.

But the pride is mixed with a little embarrassment, since much of the coverage has been unfavorable.

Pundits have criticized Gov. Sarah Palin's lack of experience as its mayor, and Wasilla's rural location has been fodder for plenty of jokes. Tina Fey even called it "Alaska's crystal meth capital" while doing her impersonation of the governor on Saturday Night Live last week.

I personally have received no shortage of trouble about being from Wasilla. But after the announcement of Bristol Palin's pregnancy, the talk turned dirty.

More than once, people have joked with me about how surprising it is that I'm not pregnant. It's degrading as both a Wasilla resident and as a woman, and Bristol's situation is nothing to laugh about.

But since the announcement, the debate has turned to Palin's stance on sex education (in a gubernatorial debate she said she would not support explicit sex education), and it has caused me to remember my own sex education at Wasilla High School, the same high school Palin and several of her children attended.

To say it was lacking is far from accurate.

It was abysmal.

The only recollection I have of any sex education came in ninth grade health class.

An advanced human relations group put together a presentation explaining different types of birth control. They explained the difference between diaphragms, IUD's and birth control pills and told us where we could go to get them. And then condoms came up.

The student, a senior, held up a male condom to the class, still in its metallic wrapper. Then she told us that rules prohibited her from showing the actual condom. She couldn't show us how to put it on; she could only explain the principles of using a condom -- without pictures or demonstration. She could show us a female condom -- out of the package -- and explained how to use it, but also with no demonstration.

Another Wasilla High School friend (who also took the health class) and I recently talked about the Palin controversy, and sex education came up. He told me that for him, using condoms had been a matter of trial and error.

"Luckily, with no error," he said.

It struck a cord with me at how shockingly close sex education can hit home.

To me, there is no debate. Sex education should be as important as preparing students for the job market. My high school did a poor job at providing that education.

Despite state statistics that show the teen birth rate in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley -- where Wasilla is located -- is below the national average, Alaska as a whole is above it.

Abstinence-only education is great in theory, but it is not practical. For every emergency drill I went through to protect myself from an intruder or bomb threat, I think of the condom wrapped in foil and how unprotected I could have been.

I thought about the likelihood of an intruder attacking the school and the likelihood of students having sex before marriage. One seems much more probable.

Luckily for me, my parents were candid about sex and have made sure I know how to protect myself. But I can't forget my teenage classmates who became pregnant unintentionally while still in high school.

I would never discredit abstinence education. It's the only 100 percent effective birth control method. But let's be practical. Teenagers are going to have sex. Just telling a student that a condom exists is not enough information to keep them safe. Ultimately, schools should make sure that students are armed with the knowledge to protect themselves.
Editor's Note: Suzanna Caldwell is a writer for the The Northern Light, the leading news source for the University of Alaska-Anchorage.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Wasilla High Alumni

...she appointed a high school classmate, Franci Havemeister
So when there was a vacancy at the top of the State Division of Agriculture, she appointed a high school classmate, Franci Havemeister, to the $95,000-a-year directorship. A former real estate agent, Ms. Havemeister cited her childhood love of cows as a qualification for running the roughly $2 million agency.
Ms. Havemeister was one of at least five schoolmates Ms. Palin hired, often at salaries far exceeding their private sector wages.

Sarah Palin's report card
This is reported by Snoops to be a fake. Not likely that Palin grades were that good.

DROPOUT FACTORY: Wasilla High School

A Johns Hopkins University study named Wasilla High School as a "dropout factory".

KTUU Oct. 30, 2007
WASILLA, Alaska -- High school dropout rates remain an issue for educators and communities across the nation.

A recent study by Johns Hopkins University aimed to identify schools across the U.S. with particularly high dropout rates.

Several schools here in Alaska received failing grades. Of the 40 high schools in the state, seven made the list. One of them is in the Mat-Su District.

Students at Wasilla High School shuffle from one classroom to the next in a typical day. They stop at lockers between classes just like students at other schools and discuss the day's goings-on.

Today's conversations buzzed with news of a new distinction the Wasilla High students have earned, although it's not so noteworthy.

Wasilla High was named a "dropout factory" by the Johns Hopkins study.

"I know we're not a dropout factory, but somebody took some data and came up with that label for us," said Wasilla High School principal Dwight Probasco.

Probasco has been principal at Wasilla High for 15 years. He says hearing about the Johns Hopkins study came as a shock. He said he had heard nothing from researchers and didn't know of a community survey to gather the data.

The data used by Johns Hopkins researchers came from the National Center for Education and tracked senior classes for three years from 2004 until 2006.

Schools named as "dropout factories" by the study found that 60 percent or fewer of students who start as freshmen make it through their senior year.

Last year, Wasilla High's dropout percentage was 6.5 percent, a number much lower than the majority of all the schools in the Mat-Su School District.

"I do not believe that they're dropouts though," Probasco said. "I think the majority of them, wherever they go, are enrolling in another school."

The valley has a transient population. Students move in and out at all times during the year and enrollment drastically changes from one year to the next, according to Mat-Su School's director of education.

"We haven't been turning a blind eye to the fact that students do drop out of the Mat-Su School District and that we are accountable for keeping them in school," Susan McCauley said.

Susan McCauley says the school district has been focusing on ways to lower the drop-out rate for the last year.

She says there are three factors for dropouts in the Mat-Su District, including a history of failing grades, low standardized test scores and absenteeism.

Principal Dwight Pabasco dismisses the label of "dropout" factory and he can now void the example of Bristol Palin. Unlike her peer "Amber Baby" she didn't make the honor roll, but they did let her pass and remark 'that she was "point zero-zero-something" away from graduating with Honors' Seriously, who makes dumb remarks like that?

wasilla high school gun show
a solutely no *loaded* guns!

Bristol Blow-Pop Palin, the top of her class?

Again outspoken on subjects she knows zip about, she mouths "Where's my baby?" in true Palin word salad.

What type of silly necklaces did Bristol's 2008
valley peers wear back in the day she was to graduate? It looks like flowers were in!

Lollipop Palin a style we can do without

Hit the image with your browser to enlarge the typical Wasilla grad scene, "amber baby" and two bff. This would have been Bristol Palin's prom had she not snared Levi Johnston from Lanesia Garcia and had more unprotected teen sex.

Bristol Lollipop Palin at crass rink on Candies

Why do they have those poor grads marching in front of a Denali Orthodedic Surgery sign?


Exclusive? People Magazine is the Palin's press flack and what a piece they wrote. They don't even have the right age.

giddy and irreverent, hmmmm.



It sounds like they were attending a rave party and not a graduation.
WTF is with her hand? That is the best photo
People Magazine could manage?

Something is wrong! First of all, this is Wasilla, the Meth Capital of Alaska, can't they give their students some standard of self respect? Next, this is Wasilla High School, named by John Hopkins as a 'dropout factory'. Why the financial burdened rinky dink rink with commercial clutter for background? They had to know Sarah would have her media darling Peeps to document the "regretting only that she was 'point zero-zero-something' away from graduating" crack, HoHoHo! It is graduation, the grads are entitled to celebrate, giddy and irreverent could come AFTER the ceremony. What a mockery. Blow-pops and lollipops, INDEED.
What are these grads trying to tell their parents and the world?
Bristol is a Candies Foundation mixed message Abstinence Ambassador. The unwed teen was dragging around a comatose 4-month-old baby, or was it a doll?
Seriously, watch and see that he did not move for at least six minutes, she could not make him respond and
his mouth was dry and wide open. Matt Lauer's initial reaction was to say he is
Desperate to know if her baby was still awake or alive Bristol mouths "Where's my baby?" The nameless baby didn't get front row seats like the rest of the family, he was hanging with Aunt Heather at the backstage door. If that's not symbolic. Stay off the diet pills! She would remember for which baby she was searching. BTW Bristol, your youngest baby is named Tripp. Speaking of babies, where was her alleged brother, Trig?

Bristol is a typical blow pop kinda kid and budding lollipop activist.

Just like her contemporaries finishing off with a GED and taking the walk is how it's done. She no doubt labored hard at the pool and helping her helpers with the on-line home school courses. It's nothing to crow about. Her family has the worst script writers in history. Can Adam Bellow save their skanky family persona? Not if they ever open their mouths again.

Sugar is a drug, start them young

'... really relieved,' says Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin

What does it mean when teenagers talk
blow pop and lollipops?