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Dead bear covered with Obama signs found at school

October 21, 2008

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Police at Western Carolina University and wildlife officials were investigating the discovery early Monday of a dead bear cub draped with a pair of Barack Obama campaign signs.

Leila Tvedt, associate vice chancellor for public relations, said Monday night that maintenance workers found the 75-pound bear cub shot to death in front of the school’s administration building at the entrance to campus. The Obama yard signs were stapled together and placed over the bear’s head, Tvedt said.

The bear had been shot in the head, Tvedt said.

“Western Carolina University deplores the inappropriate behavior that has led to this troubling incident,” Tvedt said. “We cannot speculate on the motives of the people involved nor who those people might be. Campus police are cooperating fully with authorities to investigate this matter.”

University police called in state Wildlife Resources officials to remove the body and help in the investigation.

Bear season is under way in western North Carolina.

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Todd Palin, talkin’ bout our country’s core values

October 19, 2008

Todd Palin spoke to Pennsylvania hunters sportsmen at a gun club on Oct. 19th.  He told the gun lovers that it is important to vote for a ticket that “supports our core values — hunting and fishing.”  This is what I’ve been talking about – in Alaska, hunting is a core value that defines identity, and now apparently patriotism and being a “real” American.  Forget Democracy, forget freedom, forget liberty, fuck the land of opportunity or the separation of church from state, or freedom of speach – no, hunting and fishing are the core values of our country. 

God bless our constitutional right to shoot wolves for fun!  Our founding fathers built this fine country on the need to stock our homes with fresh game meat.  And we better start rootin’ out those Markist* bastard socialist maggots before they threaten the foundation of this nation – salmon fillets.  Thanks Todd, for the enlightening commentary.

* one of my hate e-mails really got me laughing.  The Sarah Palin supporter called me a tree hugging “markist”.

Palin lies with ease and conviction about abuse of power investigation

October 17, 2008

As I reported earlier, the Alaska legislature last week released their report that stated Sarah Palin violated the state’s Ethics Act by trying to get her sister’s ex-husband fired. 

Alaska reporters spoke with Palin via phone about the findings, and Sarah Palin lied repeatedly about the findings of the report.  Here is what she had to say to one reporter: “Well, I’m very, very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing … any hint of any kind of unethical activity there.” 

More recently, Palin has appeared on television repeating the same lies.  She looks straight into the camera and says the report cleared her of any unethical behavior.  But, the report concluded that she did in fact violate the state’s ethics act, and acted unethically.  Apparently in Sarah Palin’s world, if you state the opposite of the truth, perhaps the truth will become untruth. 

It is very pertinent to note in a politician their willingness and ability to lie to the public.  I’m surprised this isn’t getting more coverage in the news, because it is one of the scariest things about Sarah Palin.  She flat out lies repeatedly about her unethical behavior- unethical behavior that was proven to violate state ethics laws by a majority Republican legislature.  Click here to read more about Palin’s interview with Alaskan reporters where she lies about the abuse of power report, and read the original Anchorage Daily News story titled “Investigator: Palin abused power” here.

Truth about voter fraud

October 16, 2008

Get the facts about voter fraud and Acorn by checking out the following links.  Every voter needs to rent the documentary film “Hacking Democracy” to learn how easy it is to rig elections using Diebold’s voting machines and paper ballot counting machines.  This movie demonstrates how election results can be rigged using a hidden computer code located on Dieblod’s memory cards used in all their machines.  The GOP, not Obama, have been involved in voter fraud for the past two elections.

1. “States’ Actions to Block Voters Appear Illegal,” New York Times, October 8, 2008
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/09/us/politics/09voting.html
“Check-off box delays thousands of voter registrations,” Denver Post, October 14, 2008
http://www.denverpost.com/previous2/home/ci_10713377

2. “ACORN defends efforts amid voter-fraud allegations,” Associated Press, October 14, 2008
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081014/ap_on_el_pr/voter_fraud

3. “In 5-Year Effort, Scant Evidence of Voter Fraud,” New York Times, April 12, 2007
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/12/washington/12fraud.html
“The Truth About Fraud,” Brennan Center for Justice
http://www.truthaboutfraud.org/

4. “The Truth About ACORN’s Voter Registration Drives,” ACORN
http://acorn.org/quickfacts

“Group Answers Charges of Voter Registration Fraud,” New York Times, October 14, 2008
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/14/acorn/

5. “Voter Group Admits Mistakes, Defends Work,” ABC News, October 14, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=31241&id=14429-9320065-c5chlLx&t=5

“Is there ACORN fraud in Florida?,” Orlando Sentinel, October 15, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=31239&id=14429-9320065-c5chlLx&t=6

6. “‘Fraud’ vs. ‘Suppression’,” Politico, October 14, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=31240&id=14429-9320065-c5chlLx&t=7
7. “After A Surge in Registration, A Surge in Suppression,” Brennan Center for Justice, October 7, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=31236&id=14429-9320065-c5chlLx&t=8
“Democrats fear GOP will turn away foreclosed voters; GOP won’t rule out using residency change to challenge a ballot,” Indianapolis Star, October 3, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=31237&id=14429-9320065-c5chlLx&t=9

“Vote-scam fliers target black neighborhoods,” Philadelphia Daily News, October 2, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=31041&id=14429-9320065-c5chlLx&t=10

Hockey fans boo the “hockey mom”

October 11, 2008

This is priceless.  Palin went on the ice in Philadelphia to start the Flyer’s NHL season, and the crowd boo’d her for several minutes straight!  Read the CNN piece on the crowd booing Palin by clicking here. 

Report released – Palin abused her power as governor

October 10, 2008

The McCain campaign failed to delay the release of findings into Palin’s abuse of power case.  The report was released this evening, and you can read the NY Times article about it herePalin was found to have violated the “Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act” by advocating that her sister’s former husband, a state trooper, be fired.  Palin’s husband, Todd Palin, was found to be intergrally involved in this unethical behavior.

The Alaska legislative council – comprised of ten republicans and 4 democrats– voted unanimously to release the findings of the report.  Alaskans don’t like being told what to do from outsiders, and it prevented McCain from hijacking the truth about Sarah Palin – that she abused her power for personal, vindictive reasons.

Time magazine has written a very good article titled “What the Troopergate report really says”.  Their conclusion – that the Palin administration is “shockingly amateurish”

Grab the popcorn, the VP debate is here!

October 2, 2008

It has been interesting, as an Alaskan resident, to see the pre-debate commentary floating around.  I find the headlines warning of Palin’s debate talents laughable, and I just want to assure everyone – DON’T WORRY.  Palin really doesn’t know anything.  She really is an empty vessel.  She isn’t fumbling because McCain has been keeping her from being herself.  She isn’t incoherent because she has been trying too hard to use sound bites.  She is fumbling and incoherent because she really knows nothing.  As my husband says, there’s only so much information you can cram into a completely empty head. 

Yes, Palin is choking on her force fed sound bites like Mary-Kate Olsen in anorexia rehab.  But even if in desperation the McCain camp lets her “be herself” this will be even worse than her befuddled mumblings.  Because Sarah Palin is a hick!  She’s as cogent as a hooker at a truck stop.  Palin speaking as Palin would involve 101 recipes for freshly clubbed seal oil, tips on how to properly store automatic weapons in a root cellar, or how to tell the difference between the severed leg of a Siberian husky and a wolf.  Trust me, the best thing that could happen to the Obama campaign would be to set Palin loose as the real Palin.  Yeah, Mathew McConaughy’s brother Rooster (who legally named his son “Miller-Lite”) and the Left Behind book club will love her, but that’s about it.  Trust me.  So pop the popcorn, grab the twizzlers and look forward to the debate.

Alaskan hunters oppose Palin’s hunting policies

October 1, 2008

So if you’ve read my blog you’ve noticed I write a lot about hunting as a part of Alaskan culture.  You might even wonder if I’m unduly obsessed with hunting, a wacked out “liberal tree hugger” as some of my hate mail proclaims.  But I want to press upon you the fact that hunting is EVERYWHERE in Alaskan culture, it is so in your face at every corner it is impossible to ignore.  I’m not exaggerating or looking for something that really isn’t there.  Trust me, if I could I would prefer not see the ubiquity of killing animals for pleasure in my daily life.

A few recent examples – I pulled up to a drive through espresso stand and they had tacked up a sign reading “hunter’s special: skin’ em pilgram toffee latte!”.  On a hiking trail a few days ago I passed a family with three young kids and a puppy.  Petting their puppy and chatting I realized that the father and son were not carrying fishing poles, but rather a hunting bow and a backpack full of arrows.  Just a few paces down the trail we encountered a shocking no hunting sign, of course riddled with bullet holes.  Walking in the Homer foothills to see the fall colors this week we stumbled upon a pickup truck that had run off the road, surrounded by hundreds of shot gun shells.  The truck was littered with bullet holes, and a fire pit filled with liquor bottles and trash sat nearby.  Nothing like gettin’ drunk and shooting up a truck to pass a friday night.  I could go on and on…

Which brings me to another hunting topic – the fact that hunters in Alaska do not support Palin’s hunting policies!  In yet another installment of Sarah Palin’s nonsensical interview with Couric, she mentions growin’ up huntin’ and fishin’ with the boys and fillin’ her freezer with good Alaskan game meat.  And it ircked me that people would see Palin as someone who is just your average Alaskan who hunts for food.  Because the truth is Palin is not your average subsistence hunter.  Her policies towards hunting are ultra conservative even for sport hunters, and hunters have opossed several of her public hunting policies.

Alaskan sport hunters oppose aerial hunting of bears and wolves, something Palin vehemently supports.  The last ballot measure to limit aerial hunting was actually brought forth by a group of hunters!  Sport hunters also oppose the shooting of bears habituated to human bear viewers, something Palin also supports.  I hope people can realize that Palin is not your average Alaskan hunter feeding her family with game meat.  She has a pathological vendetta against wildlife that is opposed by most Alaskans and most Alaskan hunters. 

Her extreme hunting views are not surprising given her parent’s house looks decorated by Norman Bates.  Did you happen to see the interview at her parents’ house recently?  Her father points to a photograph hanging on his wall to show that he has been to Russia.  And the photograph is of bloody, clubbed seals smeared into the snow!  Palin’s father clubs baby seals for fun which explains a lot about Palin’s hatred for animals.

Killing animals criteria for serial killers

September 29, 2008

Convicted Alaskan serial killer Robert Hansen has been in the local news recently.  The photo caption in the Anchorage Daily News reads, “Convicted serial killer Robert Hansen with the horns from a record-class Dall sheep he killed”. The FBI has recognized the connection between animal cruelty and serial killers since the l970s, when analysis of the life histories of imprisoned serial killers suggested that most, as children, had killed or tortured animals.  Other research shows consistent patterns of animal cruelty among perpetrators of more common forms of violence, including child abuse, spouse abuse, and elder abuse. 

Despite overwhelming evidence to suggest that killing animals for pleasure leads to violence towards humans, sport hunting is still a way of life in Alaska.  The photo of this serial killer sure reminds me of a photo of Governor Palin – she was so proud of this behavior that this photo was on her homepage on the state’s government website!

I see a resemblance…

September 28, 2008

 

I think Palin and Manson might be kin, what do you think?