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Open Thread – The Juneau Maverick Officially Dry Docked?

As reports and pictures continue to pour in from Mudflatters in Fairbanks, I’m compiling them all.  While you wait, here’s an open thread.

You may be wondering why with the Wasilla Governor’s picnic, and the Anchorage Governor’s picnic, and the Fairbanks governor’s picnic….there’s no Juneau Governor’s picnic?  It is the state capital after all.

Maybe they don’t want to answer the question, “What if you threw a picnic and nobody came?”  Or maybe the governor is supposed to actually be in Juneau enough so that people actually feel like they have some face time.  Since that’s obviously not the case with this particular governor, we’ll have to go with theory #1.

And what’s to become of Alaska’s most infamous maverick?  A mavericky Juneau Mudflatter sent this lovely metaphorical photo.




276 Responses to “Open Thread – The Juneau Maverick Officially Dry Docked?”
  1. Governor (and Presidential) web sites disappear the day the new person takes office. It happened with Knowles, Murkowski and now Palin. In each case the Alaska State Library has preserved the Governor’s websites. Before Palin, this was on CD/DVD, but the Palin archive is available online at Press releases can be found at

  2. KateinCanada says:

    Lynnrockets new lyrics to the Addams Family are perfect.

  3. Mudbug says:

    151 it’s true! If you eat, you hunt! For instance, yestereday I was out in the middle of no where. Lot’s of road kill around from bambi’s to squirels. I started to get hungy, and began hunting for a fast food joint to get something to eat! I am often hunting in my local supermarket for what to fix for dinner. Never carried a gun in there, as it freaks folks out.

  4. antiAnti says:

    Palin’s old twitter page is still picking up followers even after the “last post”. It is 123,000+, just before the lakeside quit it was around 44,000+.

    No sign of a new twitter page that I can find this morning

  5. the problem child says:……/article1230742/

    Palin’s speechwriter seeking new position. From Toronto’s “national” paper.

  6. EyeOnYou says:

    bucfan Says:
    Eyeonyou, Unless Parnell decides to pull a Sarah and our state government is suddenly populated with Anchorage East High School alumni.

    True, but since he has already pretty much confirmed that he will be keeping the same people that Sarah appointed/selected, I would doubt he’d go back on that now, but since he’s the Governor and she isn’t any longer, who knows what will happen. Personally, I think he’ll keep the same people at least until this term is over, and then if he wins in the next election, he might replace people who would be more loyal to him. Time will tell.

  7. lovemydogs says:

    For anyone who is interested, there is more info on what the people in Eagle need on the Eagle Disaster thread under Alaskan Lodge on the Forum. we will be leaving the Peninsula and driving up through Anchorage next Wed. PM me if you want to send anything and I will meet you to pick stuff up (if you are in Alaska that is)…

  8. bucfan says:

    Eyeonyou, Unless Parnell decides to pull a Sarah and our state government is suddenly populated with Anchorage East High School alumni.

  9. EyeOnYou says:

    Ginger Says:
    I wonder if Sarah will try to get govt info from her staff (er friends) that stay on in the Govs administration. They seem to be pretty loyal to her. Ex-gov’s don’t have the right to access state business after they are gone, do they?

    She has plenty of people in the administration that are loyal to her. She hand picked most of them & Parnell is keeping them all, and while it isn’t legal for her to be able to access state government business now, all it would take would be to do a copy & paste onto a private email account and send it along to her and she would still be “in the loop”.

  10. EyeOnYou says:

    honestyinGov Says
    Someone might want to do a screen capture seeing as how the Pac is directing people to the AFT site to give money for a ” legal defense fund ” and the purpose ( legality ) of the Trust is still in question. And it shows a connection or link to the Pac.


    Done with date and time attached, and I have done the same with the AFT so we can show that she is still soliciting funds for it, and doing so using her title to do so (although she might be in the clear using that title since technically she could still be considered “Governor” as she did hold that title, not sure of the “rules” as far as that goes).

  11. Ginger says:

    I wonder if Sarah will try to get govt info from her staff (er friends) that stay on in the Govs administration. They seem to be pretty loyal to her. Ex-gov’s don’t have the right to access state business after they are gone, do they?

  12. EyeOnYou says:

    Scrubbing of the State of Alaska Website!!

    While I am not surprised that Palin would go to these lengths to keep her hate undercover I must say I am really surprised that the State is ALLOWING this scrubbing to occur! This is absolutely dishonest and a deliberate attempt to keep things from the people.

    I am absolutely appalled that this is sanctioned by the State!

  13. honestyinGov says:

    I was sort of curious to see if SarahPac had the verbiage Gov. of Alaska on their webpage. There is nothing that refers to her as Governor.
    There is this little statement in a text box at the bottom of the page.

    “Visit The Alaska Fund Trust at www the alaska fund, the official legal defense fund for Governor Sarah Palin and family.”

    Someone might want to do a screen capture seeing as how the Pac is directing people to the AFT site to give money for a ” legal defense fund ” and the purpose ( legality ) of the Trust is still in question. And it shows a connection or link to the Pac.

  14. Ginger says:

    I just watched Sarah do her speech, when she licks her lips it reminds me of a snake because she kinda sticks her tongue out quickly or something, I don’t know but snake came to mind. You know how you can sometimes meet an attractive person but the minute they open their mouth they become ugly, her facial expressions are sometimes quite scarry. What is this woman and who are her followers? She has such beautiful children, I just can’t imagine what they must go through. Ok I will stop now.

  15. ds55 says:

    About 3 hrs ago on Twitter:
    Celtic Diva says: “Update 7/27/09: Team Sarah has been told Gov’s new Twitter account will be unveiled at a later date.”/No un-PC tweets today!

  16. Snoskred says:

    This may have been posted already, I saw it on Gryphen’s blog –

    William Shatner reads Sarah Palin’s farewell speech as a poem –

    And now it makes actual sense to me! lol! She should get him to read all her speeches..

  17. honestyinGov says:

    Just catching the end of Letterman here on the W Coast feed. During the commercial they told who will be on tomorrow….???

    Katie Couric… It will be fantastic. Dave and her always joke around and have a lot of fun and I would BET… that the subject of $arah comes up.
    You know he is going to ask. tune in.

  18. beth says:

    Taking FULL advantage of the Open Thread…

    My folks lived in the Yukon (Whitehorse) and AK (Fairbanks) in the mid-40s, mid-50s; 4 of us 5 kids were born up there. Ah, the stories they tell…

    Anyway, fast-forward half-a-century… My eldest brother was in Iraq (w/ US State Dept), where, about 8-months ago, he met a young soldier from AK who had heard, apparently, that my family had spent some years ‘up north.’ Young soldier approached my brother and said that his grandparent’s wedding photo (one he’d looked at daily, growing up) had “Bennett” written on it…could my brother possibly be kin to *that* Bennett? Yup, he *was* kin – my brother was “that” Bennett’s son.

    [Back story: To make a bit of extra money, Mom and Dad made and sold mastadon ivory & gold nugget jewelry. (As had my Mom’s Dad, before her.) They also turned Dad’s hobby, photography, into a source of extra income – they took portraits of babies, brides, bridal couples, and of any one else who wanted to have their picture made. They made, literally, hundreds of portraits while ‘up there’.]

    It just struck me as such a neat, “it’s a small world” moment that my brother and this ‘kid’ from AK should meet in Iraq and have, in common, a wedding portrait of the young soldier’s grandparents! I mean, what are the odds?

    So, my question to Mudflatters: Do any of you happen to have a portrait -of yourself, sibling(s), parent(s), and/or grandparent(s)- made by “Bennett” in the mid-40s, mid-50s?

    My Mom (now 92) was tickled hearing about the young soldier’s grandparent’s photo; I’m sure she’d be *really* tickled to hear about any other ones [portraits taken by my Dad] still out there. Do any of you happen (or know of anyone who happens) to have one, and if so, would you be kind enough to share your info about it with me so I can pass it on to her? [I’m at beth.renots at yahoo dot com] Thanks, beth.

  19. ds55 says:

    @ Ginger: Yes, it’s illegal.

  20. Ginger says:

    Alaska Fund Trust is still up. Is that illegal?

  21. benlomond2 says:

    239 lynnrockets Says:
    July 27th, 2009 at 7:07 PM
    @ nswfm CA, Fawnskin, Lori in LA and Califpat:

    Inasmuch as I’ll be bringing all my props along (i.e. joy buzzer, squirting flower

    after seeing the Palin vs crazy Santa Cruz lady video, maybe you should come here…I’m 9 miles north of Santa Cruz, you’ll fit right in with the rest of us !! 🙂

  22. Forever Anonymous says:

    From there also

    I think this is about the sourdough vs the other bread.

    CCRWM,  July 27, 2009 2:03 PM  
    I can’t beleive that everytime I watch her speech I learn something else…

    me too lol, that’s why I can’t possible follow her.

  23. califpat says:

    nswfm: LOL!! Thanks for the info. The offer still stands just in case. I’ll be the one with the big red nose. LOL!!

  24. califpat says:

    I knew there were a lot shredding and scrubbing going on. Yep!!

  25. Forever Anonymous says:

    ………hell is..waiting for a tweet:

    CruelaDev,  July 27, 2009 1:47 PM  
    Just got word that Sarah’s new twitter page is being worked on and is not quite ready yet…but it’s coming!
    Lakerfanalways,  July 27, 2009 1:53 PM  
How did you find out this info..AWESOME news, is she gonna create a new twitter page or is she gonna change her user name and keep the same followers? I think it would be a shame for her to start all over again with 0 followers and work her way up again. She can just change her user namd to AKSarahPalin or whatever and keep the same followers
    LadySam,  July 27, 2009 1:56 PM  
So tell us…how do you know about her new twitter info??

    Robert_Paulson,  July 27, 2009 2:20 PM  
    Lakerfan — 

there are legal problems with her keeping the same page. 

It can be argued that the AKGOVSarahPalin twitter identity and following was created using state resources. That despite the service being free, the identity and all that goes with it don’t belong to her. 

I think that to be on the safe side, the Gov is doing the right thing by creating a new identity. Believe it or not, she’ll probably get lots of help from the media in advertising it.

    CruelaDev,  July 27, 2009 1:58 PM  
    A person in the “know” over at TS reported it.

  26. nswfm CA says:

    Califpat, this was just a joke going back and forth because Lynnrockets wanted to apply for the Hollywood circus as a clown. I invited Lynnrockets to Fawnskin’s and Lori in LA’s without asking, just to make fun of the Hollywood area $P seems to hate because of Ashley Judd raising money because of hunting wolves from helicopters.

    (Therefore the mentions of big shoes, buzzer, etc. by Lynnrockets.)

  27. Lori in Los Angeles says:

    honestyinGov – we just do not know re Palin coming or not coming to the Reagan Museum. As usual she is a “maybe yes,” and “maybe no” so she can throw a tantrum when they have to find a replacement at last minute. We now question this appearance because yesterday, after Govs picnic, both her dad and Meg said of the Simi Valley event: “It is not confirmed yet.” WTF? The $150 tickets to the “no Press except Zeigler” event are sold out and the Republican Women’s Group has been promoting her and the event. She is the epitome of rudeness and self-importance. Who, in their right mind, would invite her to speak anywhere? If she is a no-show, it would not be the first time she just “stands up” her “date” and reneges on her obligations. What a maverick, huh?

  28. Lori in Los Angeles says:

    OMG – Laz has a post up – they are SCRUBBING Palin’s threats, hate-speech etc. from the internet!

  29. califpat says:

    jojobo1: I have the same uneasy feelings that you do. I do not think we ought to put our guards down until she is arrested and carted off to jail or to the insane asylun. I’m serious!!

  30. califpat says:

    nswfmCa: No problem. You are right, you guys are in more proximity to Hollywood than I am. When is Lynnrockets planning her trip to California? I am in the high desert but used to live in Los Angeles. Could set up some plans.

  31. jojobo1 says:

    I also think we all need to be aware of what she is up to or we all just may of wished we had as she will sneak in a back door when we are not prepared.I think she can do real damage with her innuendos and lies,All it takes is running around the country and getting folks that are hurting to follow her.I think it would be a mistake to just say good by and let it go at that.

  32. Terpsichore says:

    OMG times infinity!

    Shatner on Conan just did a section of Sarah Palin’s Quittin’ speech from yesterday!

    William Shatner doing Sarah Palin is a dream come true!

    Sorry, no link, and I simply cannot describe it. Presumeably it will be up on the tubes soon.

    Don’t miss it, it is tres LOLable.

  33. jojobo1 says:

    Phil I think you are right to bring out what you have I think she will start an American Taliban and you join or else just like in Germany

  34. honestyinGov says:

    # 213
    Star Says:
    July 27th, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    Well has been $arah dosn’t like Ca. sooo i guess we can breathe easier nowing she won’t be bringing her grbage here…Thank you $arah…Dodged another bullet…
    Did I miss a news story..? Did she back out of the Reagan Library speech??

  35. Jim says:

    Bill Kristol may be a mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging idiot, but he does have a sense of humor…

  36. lynnrockets says:

    @ nswfm CA, Fawnskin, Lori in LA and Califpat:

    Inasmuch as I’ll be bringing all my props along (i.e. joy buzzer, squirting flower, birds in my sleaves, nut jar with spring-like snake etc.) you might get tired of me very quickly. Maybe one night only at everyone’s house?

  37. lynnrockets says:

    Is it me, or does Fox News seem like some strange alternative universe?

  38. nswfm CA says:

    Califpat, didn’t mean to leave you out, rather was doing the close radius to Hollywood.

    Lynnrockets, Califpat would show you wonderful hospitality and much less snark than me.

  39. justafarmer says:

    she gave her farewell speech using a wolf snout microphone

  40. justafarmer says:

    Daily Show is hysterical tonight!

  41. PepperzMom (GA) says:

    Carl Bernstein nails the Failed One:

    Journalist Carl Bernstein joined the “Morning Joe” panel to discuss Sarah Palin formally relinquishing the governorship of Alaska yesterday.

    And he did not mince words regarding her fitness for national office, calling Palin “ignorant” and a “demagogue.”

  42. zyggy says:

    @seattlefan #232, I think everyone grabbed all the names that Sarah could possibly come up with and then 50 more that she didn’t think of. I grabbed one, but can’t remember what is was. =( Missy Quitterbutt is still available.

  43. I’ve just posted the 313th <b<and final chapter of the Saradise series at Progressive Alaska:

  44. seattlefan says:

    Has she tweeted under her new account? Anyone know?

    @ zyggy #226: LMAO! Good one!

  45. califpat says:

    I agree with you Lori in LA.

  46. the problem child says:

    “and”, NOT “but” 😉

  47. the problem child says:

    Also, too, I loved my dad’s National Lampoon magazines from the 70s. Everything I was afraid to make fun of about sex, but was too inexperienced to make fun of on my own.

  48. the problem child says:

    I was too young for Animal House, but that didn’t stop me from loving it. Especially the zit.

  49. Lori in Los Angeles says:

    Lainey Says:
    “….with the same fate as Shirley (I loved her too), maybe when she finally grows up, she’ll be irrelevant.” Shirley Temple-Black was an Ambassador in the Nixon Administration. An intelligent voice in her adulthood. Palin will NEVER be respected like Ms. Shirley Temple.

  50. zyggy says:

    Samper, I’m pretty sure Palin was talking about Fox News when she told the media, to quit making up stuff. 😉

  51. jojobo1 says:

    I noticed it helped some when Obama and Joe Biden ignored her at least to some extent,When they did not retaliate things calmed down some what and showed people that she was indeed an attack dog unlike Joe Biden

  52. califpat says:

    Lynnrockets: My home is open to you too, also.

  53. Ripley says:

    Here ya go: The origin of the headshakery that was “Together we Stand”

    Straight from Alaska…

    (snip) Two of the most powerful symbols we recognize is (sic) the Cross and the American Flag…”Together We Stand”. The Mission Statement of the Ministry is to Glorify His Name.

  54. justafarmer says:

    over at HuffPo there’s a story about SP’s corsages and the comments are a hoot! My favorite on is
    “maybe if she had a corsage made of little Venus Flytraps…”

  55. lynnrockets says:

    “enslavement to big central government that crushes hope” WTF?

  56. nswfm CA says:

    That elite Hollywood liberal blah blah blah.

    She doesn’t realize what the entertainment industry is capable of doing. She’s given both them and any future opponent so much ammo.

  57. PepperzMom (GA) says:

    sorry, lynnrockets/jim. Blues Brothers weren’t my thing…

    only thing I like in that movie was Ms. Aretha beltin’ her fella around….

  58. sauerkraut says:

    They should have a picnic and not invite her. Perhaps they could call it “The Sarah Palin Quitnic.”

  59. nswfm CA says:

    The Blues Brothers!

    We’re on a mission from God.

  60. lynnrockets says:

    Are you the police?

    No ma’am, we’re musicians.

  61. pearl89 says:

    I just want to encourage everyone to check out the videos at MSNBC from Hardball. Great Sp vids. I was going to link to one, but they were all so good, I just would encourage you to check them out for yourself.

  62. Star says:

    Well has been $arah dosn’t like Ca. sooo i guess we can breathe easier nowing she won’t be bringing her grbage here…Thank you $arah…Dodged another bullet…

  63. lynnrockets says:

    Our lady of blessed acceleration, don’t fail me now.

  64. PepperzMom (GA) says:

    Jim/lynnrockets/benlomonds2 & whoever else is “in” on the AH angle…

    of course, the final (& best) parting shot was Senator & Mrs. John Blutarski.

    Too bad that many Alaskans had to deal with their very own version of that in the SARAHNARA & First Dud….

  65. Jim says:

    Blues Brothers were on a mission from God–too close to the whackadoodles for my liking…

  66. nswfm CA says:

    What about the Blues Brothers?

  67. samper says:

    I want SP to sit down, stare into a camera and EXPLAIN how the media “made things up”.

    SNL is NOT the media – it’s a comedy show
    David Letterman is NOT the media – he’s a comedian
    Jon Stewart is NOT the media – he’s a comedian
    Audrey @ Palin’s Deceptions is NOT the media – she is a blogger


    What have the network news shows, cable news shows, Washington Post, NY Times, Newsweek, Time, etc. (in other words, legitimate NEWS MEDIA OUTLETS) said that is UNFAIR or MADE UP?

    Come on, Sarah! Name just ONE thing from the MEDIA that was MADE UP.

    And, while we’re at it, you can’t name all your kids and grandkid on national TV, you can’t drag them in front of every camera on earth, and you can’t constantly demand that their presence is welcome at functions and then tell the MEDIA to “leave them alone”.

    Bleccch… DOUBLE BARF.

  68. benlomond2 says:

    lynnrockets Says:
    July 27th, 2009 at 5:06 PM
    Do you mind if we dance with your dates?
    He can’t do that to our Pledges!!!
    Yeah, only WE can so that to our pledges !! (Whack goes the golf ball!!)

  69. nswfm CA says:


    Please bring the shoes and the buzzer–there’s plenty of room in CA!

  70. Jim says:

    PepperzMom (GA)#201: Speaking as someone who has spent most of his life on double-secret probation, I’ve gotta say that was about my favorite movie of all time. Truth be told, I haven’t been inside a theater since then, either…

  71. PepperzMom (GA) says:

    from Countdown:

    from Rachel:

  72. PepperzMom (GA) says:

    and without a doubt…the GRANDEST 2 word phrase in the entire movie:

    food fight!

  73. Jim says:

    Road trip!!!

  74. PepperzMom (GA) says:

    *hi 5’s* jim!


  75. PepperzMom (GA) says:

    what am i? a zit!!!!!!!!

  76. Jim says:

    Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life…

  77. PepperzMom (GA) says:

    thank you sir. may i have another….

  78. PepperzMom (GA) says:

    everyone remain calm!

  79. lynnrockets says:

    Do you mind if we dance with your dates?

  80. Jim says:

    “Knowledge is good.”

    $arah shoulda gone to Faber, she might’ve learned something…

  81. lynnrockets says:

    @nswfm CA # 190
    Ok to bring my big shoes and hand buzzer?

    @PepperzMom(GA) #191
    When the going gets tough …………………………………………………………………….
    ……………………………………………………………..the tough get going!

  82. Claw Washout Palin says:

    Good job, Shannyn. Have you ever thought about a future in Politics?

  83. PepperzMom (GA) says:

    PS to #191 –

    Lynnrockets…nope, you didn’t age yourself at all. AH is one of the greatest comedies ever. I was in college when it came out, and boy oh boy, did the writers hit the proverbial fraternity nail on the head. Even in the 70’s, and still going on now with the notice that Penn State was just elected the party on campus place, Faber in the 60’s lives on.

  84. PepperzMom (GA) says:

    160 pvazwindy Says: July 27th, 2009 at 3:37 PM

    Pearl Harbor. Germans? You got your countries wrong.

    lynnrockets was using the lines from Animal House (Bluto said the Pearl Harbor/Germans lines) as part of his ever lovin’ ability to spoof the Failed One.

  85. nswfm CA says:

    Lynnrockets, when you come out to CA for the interview at the Hollywood circus, please know you can stay at my home, probably Fawnskin’s house as well as Lori in LA’s house, too. They are nicer than I am, but I’m snarkier.

  86. booboodog says:

    I wonder how many of our brave military wish they could quit?

  87. ENOUGHwiththetrainwreck says:

    actually shirley temple black was a remarkable woman as well as child-actor. you should google her — she ran for US representative back in the 60’s… was appointed as UN Ambassador and did lots of ambassador type things in later years.

    Shirley Temple had more intelligence in her little finger than SP will ever accumulate in her entire life.

    sorry – had to speak up for my childhood superstar

  88. honestyinGov says:

    Also… you can go to the AC 360 live blog and pose questions.
    They do like to moderate quite a bit and if they don’t like the question… it never shows up.
    CNN censors the News…? Shocking… huh.

  89. honestyinGov says:

    Just picked this up off the CNN AC 360 story line for tonight.

    ” Sarah Palin Steps Down ”
    Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin gave her final speech as Alaska’s governor Sunday before stepping down from her post, telling a Fairbanks crowd that she is resigning “to chart a new course to advance the state.”
    Tune in tonight, Monday, July 27 at 10 p.m.
    Larry King was about Michael Jackson tonight.

    His Thursday guest will be Ann Coulter and Al Sharpton… Hmmm
    THAT could get interesting…. Ann will of course try to yell over Al ( as usual ) and it could get heated.

  90. Empish says:

    Cole and Palin go all the way back to elementary school. Wasilla was pretty tiny and isolated at the time. I wonder how many students attended the school at the time? Must be a record somewhere, will put it on my to do list.

  91. austintx says:

    Pup meet-up on Sunday at the restaraunt…….the Daily Kos thingee is a party on Sat. nite for Netroots participants……..two different things…….at least that’s what I understand…..please correct me if I’m wrong.

  92. London Bridges says:

    Sarah says she is in really great shape for her age. Why don’t you enlist and volunteer for a couple of tours of duty, Sarah?

  93. the problem child says:

    bubbles, isn’t the mudpuppy meet up on Sunday?

  94. The Rubber Room Hotel says:

    I think Sarah Palin did the most unpatriotic thing you could do and that was quit her elected term.
    I wonder how people feel that donated to her gubernatorial campaign, they should ask for there money back.
    I wonder how many promises she broke.

  95. Annie says:

    Not to rub in in, Juneau, sorry you didn’t get a picnic, but some photos of the Anchorage Picnic on Saturday now at: The entry below this one has some from the Wasilla Picnic.

  96. bubbles says:

    dr patois and caadian neighbor…thank you for info. i got confused. really hoping to go to meet akm and pups.

  97. lynnrockets says:

    I am so sick and tired of her military references given only so as to bolster her alleged patriotism. If she is so damned patriotic, then why didn’t she ever volunteer for the military?

  98. austintx says:

    Lainey –
    Yup , Cole and sarah go wa-a-y back.

  99. pearl89 says:

    Joe Biden also has a son deployed to Iraq. Instead of using that fact for political purposes, Joe Biden shows much more respect for his son by not using him as a political pawn. SP uses her son’s military service to make herself appear more patriotic than others. I think it is totally disrespectful to the military and to her son.

    —I eat, therefore I garden.

  100. Jim says:

    Lawrence O’Donnel was none too charitable to $arah, either. Good to see it! Always good to see Shannyn, too.

    In case anyone might’ve missed the video of two Tennesseeans discussing the Quitter, click here:

  101. Dr. Patois says:

    Bubbles @142
    Sorry, I was off on an errand. Canadian Neighbour is correct, you have to be registered for Netroots and have your badge on to get in. Apparently this is an annual Kos party for all of the Netroots attendees.

    It is still on the 1st page of the Daily Kos at the moment (about half way done the page) I don’t know how to link to a single story on the page.

  102. Gardenslug says:

    I just watched Shannyn Moore on Countdown – she was superb!!
    Enjoy the end of the Quitnics and the QuitterGovernor’s reign, everyone.

  103. London Bridges says:


    it’s not unlike the old the emperor has no clothes story. No one wants to be the first.

  104. Well, the TV signal has left because of storms, but we still have internet. So I went on Huff Post and found out that the DEMS have caved again!!!! Taking out the Public Option of the Health Reform Bill. This was the Senate finance Committee. So I looked up the member page of the committee site and emailed everyone of them the following.

    “Please do not let the committee drop the Public Option from health reform. I do not trust the private companies to keep any promises to individuals or groups. I have been on the wrong side, to often, of their polices. If there is not a Public Option, I fear there will be no reason for private health insurers or the drug companies from raising their prices again and again.

    I have HCV, a chronic illness. I was once on Blue Cross Blue Shield. When I started having more costly care, they started refusing everything. I had to fight for them to pay anything. The cost of my insurance went up catastrophically. I had to go on Medicare. I have received excellent care on that.

    Please put the Public Option back in. It is up to the individual to consider it, giving more choice than the private companies actually let the public have.”

    Will it help? I don’t know. But maybe . . I can hear the storms. Will put this on before I lose the computer.

  105. justafarmer says:

    nope, nothing about it yet

  106. califpat says:

    SP reminds me of a dean I had in college. The dean was a really credentialed and respected man and all his collegues and students liked him. Well half way through the semester the dean would stop in our classes unannounced and would make off the wall remarks and act wierdly like sitting in the class and laughing at nothing. I thought to myself, this guy seems to becoming unstable but nobody else seem to notice his odd behavior and they treated him as if his odd behavior was normal. This went on for some time and I kept thinking this guy is going over the deep end with his inappropriate behavior. Then one day he bought party invitations to school and started passing them out to everyone, students, non-students, and staff, to come to his house for a party. It was then and only then did other staff members realize that the dean was suffering from a form of dementia. Of course Sarah isnt credentialed but the MSM are treating her bizarre behaviors as if they were normal. They treat them as mavericky or heroic. I wonder when they will realize that this woman is in the throes of a nervous break down or some mental disorder? It boggles the mind that they have not picked up on this. Sheesh!!

  107. Lainey says:

    1) Kristan Cole is a wasilla realtor…how in the world did she get to be palin’s spokeswoman? did they go to school together too?

    2) 161 Cathy in Texas Says: Am I the only person who thinks she sounds like Shirley Temple when she is trying to be hateful and cute at the same time? Oh My Goodness! If you’d just quit makin stuff up and leave Sean’s kids alone.
    ———-No and I think you’re on to something…with the same fate as Shirley (I loved her too), maybe when she finally grows up, she’ll be irrelevant.

  108. UK Lady says:

    Rubber Room

    You were our hero yesterday!

  109. mmboucher (Florida) says:

    New thread, Shannyn Moore on KO Now!!

  110. mmboucher (Florida) says:

    New thread, Shannyn Moore on KO Now!!

  111. UK Lady says:

    Guys, new thread AKM needs live bloggers for Shannyn

  112. The Rubber Room Hotel says:

    Hey Mudpups, Well I am almost recuperated from swallowing all the word salad that so offended my ears yesterday at the Quit Pic in Fairbanks.
    The hotel I was staying in for the last week in Fairbanks internet went down and I was going out of my mind.
    I was suppose to head home today after being delayed in Fairbanks for a week and am now delayed again from returning home. Though it is for a good reason my husband is getting a break so he gets to come home for a week. He has not been home in 4 months.
    I moved to a different hotel today and it figures the internet is good but they don’t have MSNBC… waaa
    Though I came to Fairbanks a week ago for one night and only brought 2 changes of cloths. (not that I minded some new clothes)

    I am not sure why but after the Picnic yesterday I was wiped out.
    Listening to Palins garbage live is worse than video it is harder to make sense of what she says.

  113. lynnrockets says:

    I hate to explain this but the “Pearl Harbor-German” line was uttered by John Belushi in Animal House. I was trying to make a joke, but I guess all that I did was betray my age.

  114. Canadian Neighbour says:

    Here is a youtube video I just received. It’s excellent — at least I think so. Nice change from you know who.

    Perpetuum Jazzile

  115. Cathy in Texas says:

    Oh how I wish the media would just quit on her.
    Am I the only person who thinks she sounds like Shirley Temple when she is trying to be hateful and cute at the same time? Oh My Goodness! If you’d just quit makin stuff up and leave Sean’s kids alone.
    Does anyone still remember Shirley Temple? I loved her and hate to make the comparison.
    Does anyone know how to record Palin’s various voice inflections? I think it could make some great comedic listening if narrated creatively.

  116. pvazwindy says:

    Pearl Harbor. Germans? You got your countries wrong.

  117. antiAnti says:

    Apology – Yamamoto did not say the “sleeping giant” line. It was in a couple of movies about Pearl Harbor.

  118. Silvermoon says:

    Walter Neff @ 136

    If she is elected in 2012; it won’t matter who is President in 2014—the country will be taken over by wingers; and most of us will be in Canada.

  119. honestyinGov says:


    Anything on your News about the email court case across the line there in Tenn? Are they covering it..?

  120. justafarmer says:

    poor UKman! We still love him.

  121. Canadian Neighbour says:

    I would think Dr. Patois is referring to those registered for the Netroots Conference as they will be issued badges.

  122. michigander says:

    Martha Unalaska – it will only be a happy divorce when she quits screwing around with Alaska’s neighbors and relatives!

    Here’s hoping for a short, not too painful engagement w/Parnell and a new and loyal marriage soon for Alaskans (o:

  123. here_in_PA says:

    I have to agree w/you winkwink, I’ve never, ever heard anyone pronounce Alaska like that. It irritates me also, too. When I listened to her campaign speeches, I was like, well, you know, Alaskans’ don’t have a twang like that so, where does it come from???? Notice to, also, she no longer has that twang. Sheeesh, what a phoney, baloney.

  124. antiAnti says:

    Lynrockets comments triggered the memory of another quote “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”


  125. GeminiMoon says:

    Daily Show reporter Jason Jones was at the picnic in Fairbanks. The Daily Show should be really good tonight!

  126. winkwink says:

    What the heck does, “If you eat you hunt” mean? I guess if you don’t hunt you don’t eat!!! Sarah I hate to inform you but there are large grocery stores in Alaska. Most of the people in the villages have to hunt and fish to survive , the village store prices are so high.
    I lived in Fbks. for 45 years and my father hunted moose when I was young. I hated moose meat, although I love Alaska salmon and going fishing.
    She tries to put the perception out there that all Alaskans own a gun and everyone hunts like its the big frontier land and she’s a big brave frontier ALLAAASSSKAN women, It really bugs the sh/t out of me how she says ALLAAASSSKA, no-one I know says Alaska that way. She’s lying sack of whinny sh/t! and gets pissed when she’s caught lying.

  127. London Bridges says:

    lynnnrockets: didn’t know germans bombed pearl harbor. i thought it was just another american false flag attack to stimulate the u.s. economy.

  128. SystemBucker says:

    oops – I tried to html the headline to be bold – didn’t do it right.

  129. SystemBucker says:

    Looks like Parnell is acting like a real governor!

    [b]New governor meets with ministers, others[/b]

    Associated Press – July 27, 2009 6:34 PM ET

    —“FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – New Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell is spending his first full day in office meeting with locals in Fairbanks, including ministers, community leaders and the editorial board of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

    Parnell, who inherited the job with Sarah Palin’s Sunday resignation, met Monday morning with more than 50 ministers.

    Spokesman Dave Murrow says the breakfast meeting focused on how to align nonprofit resources to community needs such as feeding hungry people and dealing with domestic abuse…”—

    Hey! Isn’t this the kind of idea Obama had while he was on the campaign trail? I remember him talking about involving churches to help raise funds and feed the needy….not a bad idea, unless he’s going to be distracted by religious political pressures – hope not!

  130. UK Lady says:


    UKman gone to bed just blue, not black and blue 🙂

    Will go up in a min to cheer him up 😉

  131. lynnrockets says:

    Don’t stop me. I’m on a roll.

  132. Women Who Run With The Wolves says:

    Hold on now….The “Maverick on the rocks” Coffee mug out of Southeast Alaska is being updated with her departure date. How fitting.

  133. AKPetMom says:

    Gosh UK Lady, we didn’t think you’d injure him so grievously that he had to take to his bed. Sorry for getting you so worked up….reverse spousal abuse was on a segment of Talk of the World on NPR the other day. I guess you didn’t hear it 😉

    Still, good job, keep up the good work!

  134. bubbles says:

    dr.patois…please explain how to get badge for netroot party. will be coming from new york. does everyone from out of town know about this?

  135. lynnrockets says:

    Is it over for Sarah Palin? Hell, No! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? No!

  136. UK Lady says:

    Canadian Neighbour – Thank you, I have put that site into favourites.

    Just a Farmer – 😆 It is just sad, Ukman is a beaten man today, he has given up all hope, the remote is mine and he has gone to bed.

  137. jc in co says:

    #133 lynnrockets actually I prefer “to the moon, sarah”

  138. lynnrockets says:

    @ WalterNeff #136

    That is truly the question of the day.

  139. Dr. Patois says:

    AKM! Daily Kos is throwing a party for all of the Netroots Nation gang.

    “Two hours of open bar, the great ska/reggae/funk sensation Spiritual Rez, and — this is so kick ass — a special performance by actor/comedians and friends of Daily Kos David Cross (aka Tobias Fünke in Arrested Development) and Sam Seder.

    The party is Saturday, August 15, and is open only to those with Netroots Nation badges. If you haven’t registered, time’s running out. Join us for the fun!”

  140. WalterNeff says:

    If Palin is elected President in 2012, who will be President in 2014?

  141. Trini says:

    Since she’s so fond of sports analogies, here’s one from the great Vince Lombardi. Knowing what winning is all about, he would have never accepted the idiocy of hers that quitting is leading.

    AKPetMom: get better soon!

  142. An Amiga says:

    Let’s hope she is and that folks quit fixating on this loozur, unless it’s in the “tsk tsk,” or “O Dear Gawd” mode, if at all.

    Hate to say it (and only play a shrink on TeeVee) but attention and publicity are this klown’s drug of choice. I, myself, will try to WRT the subject as SP as *influential.*

    Truly hope that from now on fellow Alaska citizens will get a fair shake the people who pay their salaries.

  143. lynnrockets says:

    @ jc # 130

    As Ralph Kramden would say, “Sarah, you’re a mental case!”

  144. lynnrockets says:

    When she says, “delicate, tiny, very talented celebrity starlets” does she mean like, Elisabeth Hasselbeck of The View?

  145. honestyinGov says:

    Since she has no other way to talk right now other than Twitter, has she sent any messages to Kristan Cole, Ivy frye or Meg..( is Meg on twitter )

    It would list where the message came from… Right..?

    And all you E.Coast people in Tenn. what is on the news with the email court case. 7:00 your time… the courts are closed. There must have been some decision.

  146. jc in co says:

    #125 lynnrockets, very interesting definition if you google apologetics, a branch of theology concerned with the defense of christian doctrines. Silly me, I thought she meant to say apologists, when in all reality she was speaking
    evangelical loony code….

  147. AKPetMom says:

    I have to sum up my feelings before I go back to my flu bed.

    Sarah Palin is unintelligent and incapable.

    I was very disappointed when she was elected Mayor of my town.

    I was even more disappointed when she was elected Governor of my State.

    I was even MORE disappointed when McCain picked her as running mate for the highest office of my Country.

    Right now, I’m still disappointed because even though she has resigned she has left behind a cadre of appointees, committee members and other loyalists that will prevent Parnell from governing on his own terms.

    In 2010 Alaska needs to finally make the right decision and elect a completely Palin-free candidate as Governor. We need to put someone in the office that respects it and can do the job and can clean all of the dark corners of the administration and insure that the office of Governor is finally a “Palin-Free-Zone”.

    Had to rant, but crap, let’s get the Maverick and all of her “barnacles” out of Juneau FOREVER!

    (not Off Topic because I mentioned Maverick and barnacles and boaty kind of stuff, right 🙂

  148. lynnrockets says:

    I would love to apply for a job as a clown in “an anti 2nd Amendment circus in Hollywood”. I repeat, WTF is she talking about?

  149. ds55 says:

    Pat Buchanan has lost the bass in his voice because he’s aging and his testosterone is depleted.

  150. pvazwindy says:

    Fawnskin- Thanks for setting the LA Times straight. I think AKM and her band of mudpuppies, has there work cut out for them. Palin is not going away.

  151. lynnrockets says:

    “some are suggesting American apologetics”? WTF is she talking about?

  152. jc in co says:

    #114 omg, I love whoopi, that was too funny. maybe they’ll get rid of EH & give sarah her job. Unfortunately it would probably take two shows before sarah came to work packing & took Joy out. Even Sherri was getting some
    pokes in on Sarah. funny….

  153. zyggy says:

    justafarmer, I’m fine, but I do blame my headache this morning on the ex gov of Alaska. 🙂

  154. Ashkee Colorado says:

    “Stiffen your spine”. “Stop making things up”. Things S.P. can’t do. She made up a story and quit.

  155. justafarmer says:

    nice to see that some of the livebloogers in chat last night are alive 🙂
    Buffalogal, we missed you!
    UKLady, the battle of the remote control with UKman was probably my favorite part.

  156. jc in co says:

    #113 I’ve always been repulsed by Pat’s high pitched voice, let alone the content. He’s a racist swine & that’s all there is to it. His sister kinda gets on my last nerve too, but I was impressed with Bay when she stood up to Man Coulter regarding silly sarah quitting. The clip is over on huffpo with david frum.

  157. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    Watching from New Jersey Says:
    July 27th, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Husky82 – I think the media should boycott her. I was listening to Pat Buchanan on Hardball and his voice is as shrill as Sarah Palin’s. They are hard on the ears.
    Rachal IS BOYCOTTING her! Unless its really,really,really something good!
    Pat Buchanan, I can’t stand him! He is such a big mouth blowhard, buffoon, ignoramus, fartface, pea brained idiot!!!!!
    They probably canceled kristen b/c they knew he would sprout wood.
    (and thus be quiet)
    I’m assuming Shannyn wasn’t on there?
    She told me she is on KO show “at the top of the hour” KO isn’t there, a guest host.

  158. Alaskan Sisu says:

    I think the media will boycott her – there are plenty of ways to tell someone to kiss off in a nice manner and they’ve had lots of practice lately.

  159. Canadian Neighbour says:

    UK Lady
    Here is the site I use to see who is on different shows and whether they are reruns as they mark in brackets rerun & date. It’s a handy site.

  160. pearl89 says:

    expressing should be expresses, but I’m sure most of you figured that out.

  161. jc in co says:

    #91, did you see it Star? Guess it’s on Huffpo too. Noticed when I was at Greta’s that peach was there, stuck around for a bit & threw some barbs with her. Mostly reminding them that sarah was dumb as a box of rocks & planting seeds about sarah taking greta’s job. That’s a tough one for the wackos, they’re just not sure where their loyalty lies on that one…

  162. pearl89 says:

    Check out Whoopi’s reaction to Palin’s farewell speech. I think Whoopi expressing the way a lot of us feel.

  163. cinquifoil says:

    About Alaska governor’s picnics & Juneau. I don’t ever remember a governor’s picnic held in Juneau – they traditionally happen in Anchorage & Fairbanks. The fact in the last couple years there’s been on in Wasilla is odd, and not traditional.

    In Juneau one enjoys the annual Juneau Democratic Picnic, traditionally held during the last half of August (8/23 this year) — always a great, well attended event at Sandy Beach in Douglas.

  164. Husky82 – I think the media should boycott her. I was listening to Pat Buchanan on Hardball and his voice is as shrill as Sarah Palin’s. They are hard on the ears.

  165. AKPetMom says:

    Thanks Hedgewytch, that was great!

  166. pearl89 says:

    Thanks for clearing up why there was no picnic in Juneau. I did wonder about that.

  167. UK Lady says:

    Canadian Neighbour

    OMG, you’re kidding?

    Billy Kristol on the Daily Show?

    Kristol is a complete moron, Jon Stewart will chew him up and spit the bits out!.

    It’s all his stupid fault we’re having to fight off the she devil in the first place, him and bloody McCain.

  168. AKraven says:

    Palin says that Parnell has a very nice family and to leave them alone. Well, I doubt we’ll see him bringing his kids to official ceremonies and twittering about their personal activities. If he keeps them generally out of the public eye, there should be no reason to comment on what he doesn’t say about them.

  169. Mattie says:

    I betcha you people in Alaska are glad she’s is gone.

  170. Mattie says:

    And if you don’t adore everything she says, you are unpatriotic.

  171. Canadian Neighbour says:

    Daily Show lists Bill Kristol as guest tonight. This should be fun watching as Kristol slobbers all over himself & Jon keeps firing darts between his eyes!!

  172. Husky82 says:

    I would have liked to have seen all of the media turn off their cameras and microphones and walk out when she insulted them during the farewell ramble-rant yesterday.

  173. rebekkah says:

    SP enjoys free speech, and she enjoys the freedom of benefitting from donations from a PAC and an “Alaska Fund Trust”. I think she has it quite good.

  174. Dr. Patois says:

    Has anyone found her twitter page yet? If you go to SarahHPalin, it says Ivy Frye. I am thinking it might be a place holder. SarahPalin is taken by someone else unfortunately named.
    This I think is a fake page,

  175. Mattie says:

    He is the only one that tells real news. Rachel Maddow does research also. But really, most of the other ones just puke up what everybody else says.

  176. AKPetMom says:

    I know I’m late on this Buffalo Gal, but sorry for the loss of your tree. My folks in VA lost a lovely 60-year old Norway maple a few years ago, not to nasty neighbors, but to disease. Very sad.

    Too keep on topic I must say that SP speaks destruction to me while smiling and speaking of preservation. I will always remember her screen door weekend because I had the worst summer flu/cold of my life. It’s gotta be her fault somehow 🙂

    She loves Alaaasssskkkkaaaa, but she wants to dig it up, drill it up, fence it up with pipelines (some of which we could use here in Southcentral for NatGas), kill up all the predators, starve the natives so big business commercial fishing industry can survive. God, she is all over the map.

    Suffice it to say, she does NOT love Alaska for the same reasons I do, regardless of her twit rant whilst driving her RV up Parks Hwy by McKinley and then waxing poetic re: frost heaves and wildflowers while listening to “Redneck Woman” by Gretchen Wilson in an RV filled with coffee and kids….

    Ok, I’ll stop.

  177. UK Lady says:

    Let’s hope the ‘media’ take their collective gloves off with the dingbat now. So far she has gotten a real free pass. It is unbelievable how much they either don’t know or don’t put out there.

    Is Jon Stewart the only media person with any cojones?

  178. Mattie says:

    The media does absolutely no research on what they are reporting on. They only blah blah blah what each other are saying. If it wasn’t for bloggers like mudflats nobody would know the truth about anything. And the MSM is ignoring it.

  179. fawnskin mudpuppy says:

    “…are my comments…”


  180. fawnskin mudpuppy says:

    here is my “comments to the editor” for the latimes ridiculous front page article on palin this morning.
    imagine my disgust having opened up the paper to discover such a travesty.

    comment: How is it that the Times devoted an entire front page story to the glorification of the quitting ex-governor palin?
    not only did the writer edit palin’s word-salad of a speech, but she even glamorized palin’s going away outfit. No, Ms MUrphy, Palin was not wearing “a conservative black suit”.
    She donned a black jacket over jeans to honor the incoming governor.

  181. justafarmer says:

    yep, it’s the Santa Cruz city council meeting. The crazy lady talks exactly like SP

  182. Hedgewytch says:

    I guess Sarah’s Dad never read her Robert Service’s poem “The Quitter”.

    The Quitter
    Robert Service
    When you’re lost in the Wild, and you’re scared as a child,
    And Death looks you bang in the eye,
    And you’re sore as a boil, it’s according to Hoyle
    To cock your revolver and . . . die.
    But the Code of a Man says: “Fight all you can,”
    And self-dissolution is barred.
    In hunger and woe, oh, it’s easy to blow . . .
    It’s the hell-served-for-breakfast that’s hard.

    “You’re sick of the game!” Well, now, that’s a shame.
    You’re young and you’re brave and you’re bright.
    “You’ve had a raw deal!” I know—but don’t squeal,
    Buck up, do your damnedest, and fight.
    It’s the plugging away that will win you the day,
    So don’t be a piker, old pard!
    Just draw on your grit; it’s so easy to quit:
    It’s the keeping-your-chin-up that’s hard.

    It’s easy to cry that you’re beaten—and die;
    It’s easy to crawfish and crawl;
    But to fight and to fight when hope’s out of sight—
    Why, that’s the best game of them all!
    And though you come out of each gruelling bout,
    All broken and beaten and scarred,
    Just have one more try—it’s dead easy to die,
    It’s the keeping-on-living that’s hard.

    Online text © 1998-2009 Poetry X. All rights reserved.
    From Rhymes of a Rolling Stone

  183. Mattie says:

    I really want to vomit. The MSM are idiots. They are all talking about how she could run for president. Not one person has brought up her unethical behavior or her lies. It’s disgusting.

  184. Mattie says:

    she probably has this up for sale so she can buy a yacht.

  185. justafarmer says:

    I think the crazy Santa Cruz lady is someone who spoke at a city council meting last year (I’ll go check).

  186. Star says:

    jc- for you , i will look…he he bad:))

  187. honestyinGov says:

    Huffpo just sent me an email about a new posting as well.
    ( I havn’t seen it though )

    Sarah Palin Vs. That Crazy Santa Cruz Lady (VIDEO)

    I think this would be the crazy ‘ birther lady ‘ that went off last week.

  188. Blooper says:

    Sarah’s had a disdain for the blue enclave of Juneau ever since she took office. They are like magnets opposing each other.

  189. va_soccer_mom says:

    #60 said – “We eat, therefore we hunt.”
    #62 replied: She stole that from a western Alaska village that made t-shirts to promote subsistence rights. About 10-15 years ago. The shirts were common in Dillingham.

    So, first it was the refrigerator magnet words of wisdom in the July 3rd speech. And now yesterday’s speech featured quotes from a bumper sticker and a t-shirt.

    So that’s what Pallin meant when she told Katie Couric that she read “all of them.”

  190. austintx says:

    Maybe sarah knows that Juneau is just not that into her………..

  191. Aha #60 – “…we eat, therefore we hunt”. Sounds like a bumper sticker to me.

  192. Blooper says:

    aha: Well, she certainly can’t use the “I think, therefore I am” quote for herself. 🙂

  193. jc in co says: has a 30 second ad slamming her, it’s good, she sounds like an idiot. it’s over at greta’s.

  194. strangelet says:

    Well, Alaska, your not-that-long statewide nightmare is over.


  195. SystemBucker says:

    76 Greytdog Δ Says:
    July 27th, 2009 at 1:28 PM
    I was wondering about why no picnic in Juneau and came to the conclusion that the folks in Juneau just really didn’t want her back. Period. When that moving van hit the road, Juneau was probably pretty much relieved. Now the question is: is Murdoch’s plane still on the tarmac and is his yacht still around?

    —- Yeah! I’m curious too Greytdog! Any word up there about this???

  196. katmai says:

    comment from Wonkette Vewol Mevemont says at 11:09 am, July 27th, 2009
    – ReplyMy fellow Americans,

    Family. Second amendment. Life. Also for our soldiers, for our freedom. Our soldiers. Our freedom. Small government. You know what I’m saying… *wink*


    Liberal media elites also! Big government. And also what about our guns? For the soldiers. For the soldiers! Our guns. Our rights. Hollywood mainstream media. Not like us. *wink*


    I just want to say: Small government. Life. *wink* Freedom isn’t free. Soldiers. Our guns, for us — not them. Also. Mainstream media elite! Hollywood. Small government, not big government. Taxes. Bad. Also. They’re not like us. I’m one of you.


    They are our soldiers. For our freedom. Not free. It’s not free. 9/11 was a day with big government, media elite, for our soldiers. Firemen. Freedom isn’t free. God. Our family values. They won’t take away our guns. No matter the liberal elites and their taxes. Also.


    And so I tell you, fellow Americans, for our soldiers. They protect us also. No more lies, no more Hollywood. They’re not like us. Also. Media… bad. High taxes, big government, take our guns away. No. Not like us.


  197. Rogue says:

    16 honestyinGov Says:
    July 27th, 2009 at 11:57 AM
    If $arah is playing the role of Skipper…. who is Gilligan…. Meg..?

    Ruh… rohh… I sense someone with some photo-shop skills at work now.

    Van Flein as ‘the Professor’ , Meg in her Gilligan hat, Kristan Cole ( the Beauty Queen ) as Ginger… etc,,,, etc…
    Who gets to play Mary Ann…?….. and the Howells…?

    Google search of Gilligan’s Island pics just took off. Have fun.
    ( Dr. Chill…?)

    Well, since we are already gender switching by making Meg Gilligan, how about Todd for Mary Ann. After all, he is the Skipper’s little buddy. And who else for the Howells but Greta and John?

  198. Greytdog Δ says:

    I was wondering about why no picnic in Juneau and came to the conclusion that the folks in Juneau just really didn’t want her back. Period. When that moving van hit the road, Juneau was probably pretty much relieved. Now the question is: is Murdoch’s plane still on the tarmac and is his yacht still around?

  199. democracy7 says:

    Maverick, lunatic in her case both adjectives fit.

  200. UK Lady says:

    Thanks CG

    Trying to catch up on all the great comments and links. Thanks all. Very frustrating to be in the UK and not get all your TV. It’s great that you all give me an idea of what is going on and who said what. I catch as many vids as I can the next day, but is never the same.

  201. SystemBucker says:

    What a crazy weekend! I had to work on and off over the weekend and every chance I had I would pop in here to find the latest updates on Buttercup and her farewells but never had the time to sit and browse comments and post my two cents worth.

    So the media has been making stuff up??? If anything, the media has been leaving detailed info out of their reports and Palin should actually be grateful for that, even though many of us here have been frustrated with the lack of information in some of the news reports.

    I think Palin is going to experience a backlash for the media comments she made yesterday. What I hope is that the media will cough up more facts and start researching blogs like this one so they can report accurate information in great detail!!! Either that or they can just post a headline and the body of the copy simply directs readers to!

    Oh, and one more thing…how many times can the Quitter say military??? She almost sounds like she thinks the military is fighting for her and her needs alone! Like they’re fighting for her special, warped 1st amendment right…the right to have printed only her versions of what she does and who she is, not reality.

    Holy jamoly this lady is a total nut bag! And she pisses me off to no end with her smack talk about freedoms. UUUUUGH!!!!

  202. CG says:

    McCain’s colossus says: “Let me out of here and see if there is the door open elsewhere.”

  203. CG says:

    Stupid, but fun. Here’s what some of the rest of the world is thinking about us right now:

    Governor Palin says “Everyone was too tired to party with the right, even my son, nor republican.”

    Female Governor Palin on the decision from the
    (Dân trí) – bang female Alaska governor Sarah Palin that she not only continues to pursue politics but also to plan the “Vocational entry” to the fight for the country since the end of this month.

    “I will on behalf of the candidates believe in right, regardless what party they belong to, to go across the country,” she said in an interview with the Sunday Times tờ Washington.

    Ms. Palin made the comments as well as the league’s surprise on 3 / 7 when the last statement will be from the State governor. Governor Palin will not have a plan to re-election and that is not fair when you still know right after the failed election in the 2008’s. Instead, she will retire on 26 / 7 and to pursue a career in country size. But she does not know for the development of the election campaign in 2012 or not.

    Ms. Palin protected from the decision by his statement “reality, Alaska on good will, “she states, if not time for the complaints of ethics aimed at her. She also said that since the plan was considered for many months now.

    Consult Dr. John McCain, who chose Palin as the “colossus” in the campaign’s election last year, also received the rumor that Mrs. Palin will reject political.

    “I do not think she will reject it,” McCain said. “I think she might just change your priorities.”

    However she now Palin will not specify the priority that is nothing.

    “I will not remove anything. This is my way of life as a child, “she said in an interview with the Washington Times. “Let me out of here and see if there is the door open elsewhere. And even if a little light, I hope will be the last turn. ”

    Mother’s family also plans to write a book signing. However she declined to discuss the ability to have a contract to become a comment on television. “I can not talk about this when I made the governor,” she said.

    But she found that she also want to double the party and of the family. “Everyone was too tired to party with the right, even my son, nor republican,” she said.

    Like his father, Track Palin, 20 years old, registered “not by any party in Alaska .

  204. CG says:

    UK Lady, no, I’ve never looked at Facebook, I don’t know what she has on there.
    I meant into the media, on the state website, verbalizing, etc.
    When there’s an article, someone provides the detail. Herself? Meg Stapleton?

    Here’s one for you:

  205. booboodog says:

    lilady ny,
    i could see the giants from my house when i lived in california. they do speak to you.

  206. Cynamen Winter says:

    “MAVRECK!” ~ Tina Fey

  207. BuffaloGal says:

    I’m still wrestling with this flu sort of thing from the weekend so, before I head towards soup and biscuits, I’m going to stop into the chat room. For those of you in a chat room state of mind – do join me!

  208. booboodog says:

    great photo – sort of reminds me of Gillighan’s Island..

  209. Lee says:

    60 aha Says:
    July 27th, 2009 at 1:02 PM
    ”…we eat, therefore, we hunt.”

    WTF does that mean? Anybody.
    That was a shout out to Palins supporters at the NRA, and a clumsy stab at animal rights folks who do not like her to kill wolves from helicopters.

  210. UK Lady says:

    CG @ 54

    Has she really put that info out on facebook? That’s crazy.

  211. ds55 says:

    @ winkwink: Yep, it’s a lot of misdirected anger. They’re mad at SP for letting them down. Hard. Without a legitimate reason. And no warning. I’d be mad, too. Even moreso if I’d sent money to her stupid legal fund.

  212. CG says:

    #60 – She stole that from a western Alaska village that made t-shirts to promote subsistence rights. About 10-15 years ago.
    The shirts were common in Dillingham.

  213. winkwink says:

    Why are these people like Pat B. Rush, Hannity, Laura I, M Levin, the pee’ers, Sarah and all the rest of them SO ANGRY and WHINNY??? I think deep down they know the hooked their wagons to a falling star, their freaking out and don’t know where to turn..

  214. aha says:

    ”…we eat, therefore, we hunt.”

    WTF does that mean? Anybody.

  215. anon blogger says:

    Winski…see entire speech AKM has see sidebar under Recent Posts….full transcript.

  216. LiladyNY says:

    What a perfect picture – a perfect metaphor. . . a boat to nowhere.

    I have a vivid memory of riding pillion on our motorcycle very slowly up the Avenue of the Giants in California three years ago. I swear it was one of the the most spiritual times of my life. I am quite convinced these mighty, majestic ancient trees speak to each other. We need to be very careful in the way we treat these old souls. Nature has a long memory.

  217. Winski says:

    Your ex-governor is truly a lunatic. She was just highlighted on Hardball on MSNBC with some of her farewell speech..

    She may need some professional help. Her brain skips rational thought processes and becomes less logical as she tries to speak..This woman is lost in space…

  218. anon blogger says:

    Victimhood….that’s what Chris called it, playing the victim card.

    “She has created a false enemy” was said by one of his guests.

    Pat mentioned Palin like Nixon, Rove.

  219. antiAnti says:

    Jack Cafferty (CNN) asking if media unfair to SP. The last comment is a favorite with me.

  220. CG says:

    I’ve thought this for a long time, but reluctant to put it out there because of the kid. And the kid’s safety.
    She played on England’s princes serving in Iraq and the publicity that caused the end of Harry’s tour of deployment, for his safety and the safety of his unit.
    I don’t know if her intent is to say it often enough, identifying the brigade and unit, that the military withdraws him for the unit’s safety?

    Either way, what “commander-in-chief” provides name, photos, company, brigade and unit, dates and locations, of a soldier on the internet?

    What mother would do that? Even if I had clearance to, I wouldn’t say one tiny word, for fear, maybe even just superstition, that it would further jeopardize him.

    I can only hope that the military was intelligent enough to reassign him without telling her. And keeping it classified. But it’s not like al-Qaeda doesn’t know that there are a handful of American politicians’ kids in their country.

  221. ds55 says:

    Chris Matthews jokes that Pat Buchanan “wrote the damn speech” and that’s why Pat is patting himself on the back.

  222. anon blogger says:

    Pat is talking that the fake pregnancy was the first rumor that Palin is angry about. Wow….

  223. katmai says:

    Is that a For Sale sign on the side.

  224. honestyinGov says:

    The Alaska Standard has a pretty good story posted. Mentions some of the signs that were there that they saw.
    “My attention went to the signage that was scattered around the crowd, “Sick of $arah”, “Captain Zero to the Rescue”, “Bong Hits For Sarah”
    The real story is a real Classy lady from Alaska …Fairbanks Grande Dame Marcel Colp who has seen the swearing in of all of the Governors of AK.

    The last paragraph shows the true $arah Palin and her lack of respect to all.
    The last sentence in the story says a lot as well. Marcel Colp is a wise Woman.

  225. anon blogger says:

    Hardball, about Palin having an angry speech. She doesn’t communicate with her own press aides or staff. More than 13,000 people have donated to her fund. Oh, no, here comes Pat Buchanan.

  226. BuffaloGal says:

    SmallSteps Says:
    July 27th, 2009 at 12:34 PM
    My folks have a place in the Poconos of PA –

    Ahh – one of my very favorite places ( but I do prefer the wilderness areas rather than the touristy ones)

    And, if only we could convince everyone to turn around and ignore her. (gawd – would that not be fabulous? ) If Only!

  227. winkwink says:

    Donny hosting Shuster Show was really going after Plain Sarah, she’s no leader, she quit, Period!!! I think we’re seeing the beginning of the end of her higher calling. TAKE THE JOB AT FOX SARAH, THAT’S THE HIGHEST CALLING YOUR GOING TO GET.

  228. anon blogger says:

    Suchanut #10 – thanks for sharing. Palin does imply that she is more patriotic than I am. My family came from England centuries ago. She has insulted me as an American every time she opened her lying mouth.

    I strongly advocate my right to keep and bear arms, codified in the U.S. Constitution. But I have a real problem with shooting wolves from the air knowing folks go to Alaska paying $12,000 for a moose kill. I have a real problem with natives being restricted in gaming and fishing in such a harsh environment while being told not to depend on the government for hand outs.

    Palin is a failure.

  229. austintx says:

    The Mavericks
    From the Album: Live In Austin Texas

    “What a Crying Shame”

    Wasn’t I good to you
    Didn’t I show it
    And if I ever hurt you
    I didn’t know it

    If you think I don’t care
    Then you’re mistaken
    My love was always there
    But now my heart’s breakin’

    (Oh) baby oh what a crying shame
    To let it all slip away
    And call it yesterday
    Oh baby my life would be so blue
    My heart would break in two
    Oh what a crying shame

    ‘Cause I believed in you
    From the beginning
    I thought our love was true
    But now it’s all ending

    Repeat chorus twice
    Oh what a crying shame
    Oh what a crying shame
    Oh what a crying shame
    Oh what a crying shame

  230. Liz I. says:

    Way off the topic of Palin–well, tangentially related. I am looking for resources for a course I’m imagining about developing a sense of place and I remembered the film about George Attla, Spirit of the Wind. (I worked for Doyon when this film was made and we co-produced the film.)

    Looking at IMDB, I saw that it was shown in Anchorage this year and that a DVD was going to be for sale at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Do any of you in Anchorage know where I might find a copy of the DVD?

  231. BuffaloGal says:

    retfarc – you know how gorgeous our trees are here in the area. to have lost one that you actually planted must’ve been wrenching. Where are you located ?

    Nope – didn’t use anything to dull the sound. I decided to do a “bearing witness ” thing. It might sound odd but it was somehow helping me put certain things in to perspective . I’m trying to wrap my head around how there seem to be such drastically differing mind sets – spotlighted so well with the Palin situation. ** sigh **
    CG in WI – Thank you! I know!

    HudsonElizabeth and Liz I – I hoped it would resonate. It was just so strong as I was listening to that dam*ed chain saw. I had this image that it was HER cutting down the tree and boasting about it .

    Suchanut – We lost so so many over in Delaware Park. It was just awful. All of the Olmsted Parks were changed forever as were the neighborhoods with the ancient trees. For weeks after we walked through the parks, individually and in groups, not saying much but we all knew that we were sharing a communal sadness.

    Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Says:
    So, do you think the Maverick fishing boat just up and decided to quit?
    Nice one! Also got a kick out of “boat to nowhere”

  232. SmallSteps says:

    ((hugs)) BuffaloGall! My folks have a place in the Poconos of PA and they showed us pics of that ice storm. It is painful to see such tall trees bent over in a crippled sort of way. They lost many many trees as well, although they don’t have the older growth that you described.

    I was wondering if we treat Palin like we do our children when they display behavior we don’t like: ignore it and cause it’s extinction. If we all promise to ignore SP as it seems Hardball might be doing, then maybe, just maybe she will go the way of the dinosaur? I know it’s a long shot but it’s worth a try 🙂

  233. michigander says:

    AKM – your link to Huffington Post in last thread doesn’t work.

    Snoskred? Anyone around to let her know or fix it? Sorry if this has been dealt with – crappy busy work day here for me. Can’t read or comment.

  234. faithfulpup says:

    Crystal wolf-Was it Hardball? No I don’t think so. I think it was News Live. Man /woman hosting. I am in Massachusetts so does the time delay affect the Feed to your area? If I didn’t know her face I might have kept on flippin channels.

  235. Martha Unalaska Yard Sign says:

    It’s like a divorce with a happy ending for Alaska!

  236. Punkinbugg says:

    The song that ran through my mind while reading the flag-draped, how-many-times-can-I-mention-the-word-MILITARY transcript was “Motherhood” from “Hello Dolly”:

    “I stand for Motherhood
    And a Hot Lunch for Orphans!
    Take off your Hat, Sir!
    There’s a tear-stained eagle passing…”

    The sad thing is, her son IS serving overseas, and she just can’t stop milking it for all it’s worth…!

  237. Martha Unalaska Yard Sign says:

    Hey, this means I can go get cookies at the Gov’s Christmas open house again, hurray! I may not like Parnell by then, but I’ll take cookies, please.

  238. Star says:

    ooops Canadian neighbor…Great minds think alike.he he

  239. Silvermoon says:

    Was Meg Stapleton part of her official staff; or just a personal hanger-on?

    If official–who’s paying her?

  240. Star says:

    Boat to no where…Just like $carah…

  241. Liz I. says:

    @BuffaloGal: Your connection of Palin and the removal of the tree makes perfect sense, both evidencing disdain and disregard for history, memory, nature, humanity and human scale.

    The psychologist, James HIllman, talks about the loss we experience when a building is torn down, because there is “memory in the street.” The same when trees are removed, fields paved, streams dammed.

  242. Martha Unalaska Yard Sign says:

    Am I living in a Palin free zone? This is wonderful news! She despises us, and we feel pretty much the same!

  243. Suchanut says:

    Buffalo Gal – the trees in Delaware Park? Behind the Albright-Knox? Where did the storm hit?

  244. Martha Unalaska Yard Sign says:

    Skipping a Juneau picnic was probably a good idea – it would look bad to have an empty shindig. She has cinched her inability to run for anything again in the state by thumbing her nose at Southeast Alaska, once again. I guess she’ll try to create a border north of Skagway and Haines when she tries to secede. I doubt she’ll ever be in Juneau again! Hurray! Hip Hip Hurray!

  245. HudsonElizabeth says:

    BuffaloGal (#15),

    I get the connection to Palin totally. It is a total disregard of things old and wonderful and important — things that they (the destroyers) think are in the way of them being able to live the life they want to live, and so never give a thought to just getting rid of them. SP is exactly like that!! How sad for the old tree and you and everyone else who will no longer be able to enjoy and benefit from it in many ways.

  246. Canadian Neighbour says:

    The Boat to Nowhere!

    Bill Maher is going to be on CNN Situation Room as some point with Wolf responding to Sarah’s speech yesterday. You can never tell with Wolf as he announces lead-ins and it can be an hour later.

    Jack Cafferty’s question this hour was asking about whether the media treated Palin unfairly.

    It may also be interesting to watch Katie Couric’s news tonight.

    Howard Dean is filling in on Countdown on MSNBC Tues & Wed. That sounds like Keith is away – Boo Hoo.

  247. BuffaloGal says:

    G Katz – I’ve been loving the Python / Palin parody connection. They’re so well suited!

    Instead of the flannel and hatchets I’m seeing waders and fish catchin’ gear –

    I’m a maverick and I’m ok
    I twit all night and I salmon slay

    I can see much fun coming of that one!

  248. Martha Unalaska Yard Sign says:

    So, do you think the Maverick fishing boat just up and decided to quit? At least it looks as though it can be fixed, or coaxed back into fishing. With Palin, not so much. She’s pretty much out of service – LOL!

  249. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    faithfulpup Says:
    July 27th, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Did anyone catch Shannyn on MSNBC about half hour ago. Almost missed her!I was flipping channels and recognized her pretty face. As usual she was composed and had great answers. Shannyn acted like a lady while the other 3 debaters were shrieking @ each other and she got the last word!! Hoping someone caught it and has it on video. I have not checked MSNBC site yet they may put up a video later..

    Was it Hardball? That will be on again 🙂

  250. Rdy2wlk says:


    If you are talking about the kid that hacked Her email, his trial is scheduled for December 16 in Knoxville. This is a very red part of Tennessee. This is also the area for Zack Wamp of C Street fame. He supposedly is running for Gov next year so I have really enjoyed his expose’ on Rachel Maddow.

  251. CGinWI says:


  252. tigerwine says:

    duchessofdork – I’m waiting to hear about the TN trial, too!

  253. G Katz says:

    I’ve always wondered why nobody did a parody on the lumberjack song. Using, instead of “lumberjack,” you guessed it, “maverick!” “I’m a maverick, and I’m okay.”

  254. Cynamen Winter says:

    “Goin’ with the flow…”


  255. jc in co says:

    #12 hopefully rehab, maybe that’s why “no tweets” no blackberries at betty ford….

  256. duchessofdork says:

    Anyone heard anything about the email trial in Tennessee?

  257. faithfulpup says:

    Did anyone catch Shannyn on MSNBC about half hour ago. Almost missed her!I was flipping channels and recognized her pretty face. As usual she was composed and had great answers. Shannyn acted like a lady while the other 3 debaters were shrieking @ each other and she got the last word!! Hoping someone caught it and has it on video. I have not checked MSNBC site yet they may put up a video later..

    I said last nite I would read transcripted word salad and I STILL can’t make sense of it. Is she going to lead AK to independence? Run for something? Just run- of course she will. Maybe she will join the military she loves soooo much.

    Love the high and dry Mavericky boat ! It’s more “grounded” than her highness is!!

  258. honestyinGov says:

    If $arah is playing the role of Skipper…. who is Gilligan…. Meg..?

    Ruh… rohh… I sense someone with some photo-shop skills at work now.

    Van Flein as ‘the Professor’ , Meg in her Gilligan hat, Kristan Cole ( the Beauty Queen ) as Ginger… etc,,,, etc…
    Who gets to play Mary Ann…?….. and the Howells…?

    Google search of Gilligan’s Island pics just took off. Have fun.
    ( Dr. Chill…?)

  259. BuffaloGal says:

    Buffalo has one of the most beautiful park systems you’ll ever find , designed by Frederick Olmsted , famous for designing Central Park and Prospect Park, as well as many others in US cities. We also have a city filled with ancient trees. They’re simply stunning and , for those of us that are tree spirit lovers, they also seem wise, somehow. (truth be told, i talk to them on my walks. )

    Anyway, 2 years ago we got hit with an ice storm that took out too, too many of our old trees – trees that had been here when it was all Seneca and Iroquois Indian land. It broke my heart. I might sound “soft” to some but I’ve never really gotten over it and still grieve their leaving and the change in the landscape that I’ve known for 47 years.

    Today, a neighbor who was unhappy with autumn leaves piling up on the lawn decided that one of our oldest trees had to go. Since 7am I’ve been listening to them chain saw this grand testament to our history, bit by bit. We’re going on 9 hours now so that gives you an idea of how big this is. Was. Each piece was then fed into a chipper. Pieces so big it took 2, 3 and 4 burly, cursing, spitting men to feed it through. I used to play around that tree and climb it every chance I had.

    This doesn’t necessarily directly connect with Palin but in a way, it felt like it did. Her view of wolves, drilling, environment, Native cultures, etc. seemed to be there with every branch that came down. Not sure that makes sense but, being as it’s an open thread I thought I’d toss it out there because I just had to go somewhere with it.

    Gawd – I can’t wait for that sound to stop !

  260. Cathy from Colorado says:

    Too funny, and I noticed, it has no rudder.

  261. skip from Asheville, NC says:

    Looks like a fine boat for Sarah to take to nowhere….being do mavericky

  262. nswfm CA says:

    I hope she’s in for R and R: repairs and reprogramming.

    $P: Spewing sh!t salad.

  263. anon blogger says:

    Probably a leak or two?! LOL

  264. Suchanut says:

    An interesting viewpoint:

    ALASKAN LIBRARIAN – “Filter Sarah Palin Through Galatians 5”

    “How I became disenchanted with Sarah Palin is worth several blog entries, which I’m not sure I’m going to write. As I said, I started having doubts about her before McCain picked her, but the 2008 campaign was the last straw. I hated the way she demonized her opponents. It made me sick to hear her claim that the only “real Americans” were the ones who thought like her. She was treated unfairly by the press at times, but a mature Christian should have known better than to respond in kind.”

  265. pvazwindy says:

    Dry docked for some hull scraping

  266. zyggy says:

    real purty boat, but I don’t think it’s seaworthy.

  267. anon blogger says:

    Is that the boat that Todd built? LOL “Maverick” has seen better days!! Thanks!!

  268. Diane says:

    Any word if Gov Parnell will live where he is supposed to or bill Alaskan’s for living in his home?

    Is this the boat the iceberg will hit? Is there still an iceberg waiting to happen?

  269. mt says:

    Failin Palin! This about sums up what she was all about!

  270. Irishgirl says:

    All washed up and nowhere to go?

  271. Cassie Jeep Pike Palin says:

    “In for repairs”?

  272. BuffaloGal says:

    Dry docked and/or washed up.

    From the Mudflats blog to God’s ear!

  273. Suchanut says:

    Very funny, AKM.

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