Is Ron Paul really finished?
It’s the beginning of a new week and new stories are popping onto my radar. After last week’s primaries, it would seem Mitt Romney has all but locked up the GOP nomination for President. Newt Gingrich is set to leave the race on Wednesday and will probably endorse his former opponent at the same time. That would leave Ron Paul as Romney’s final obstacle to the nomination, which should come as no surprise to anyone. I voted for Ron Paul in the Oklahoma primary and wish he would have won the state. Having said that, Paul isn’t finished, not quite yet.
For weeks, there have been rumblings of how Ron Paul supporters have been quietly, or not so much, working → Read More
Okay, everyone around here knows who Lisa Murkowski is and that she is a Senator from Alaska. You are probably also aware that she lost her Republican primary battle with Joe Miller, who has the backing of the Tea Party. It’s old news that she has decided the Republican voters in Alaska either didn’t know what they were doing when they voted for Joe Miller or that they really didn’t mean it , and she is mounting a write-in campaign to get on the ballot in November. It seems she isn’t ready to give up her Senate seat just yet. In the aftermath of the primary victory by Miller and the announcement by Murkowski that she would be a write-in candidate in November, the Republican → Read More
Okay, just so you know, I am fully aware of what will probably happen after some of you read this post. I do not mean this to be a hit piece on Sarah Palin, but I do think it’s time someone on the right took a hard and close look at the person who many of you believe to be the savior of the Republican Party. So disagree with me all you want, but please read the post in full and try to view it without donning rose colored glasses. The reason I am writing today is because of an article in Politics Daily about this very subject. It started me thinking about the former Governor of Alaska, even more so than I normally do, → Read More
Never let it be said that President Obama doesn’t keep things interesting. I was rather surprised this morning to see this story on CNN. He is set to announce plans today to open up large sections of the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Virginia coastline to offshore drilling.
“To set America on a path to energy independence, the president believes we must leverage our diverse domestic resources by pursuing a comprehensive energy strategy,” said a statement provided by an administration official, who did not want to comment on the record ahead of the president’s announcement.
“The president will announce today additional measures that will boost domestic energy production and promote clean energy innovation,” the statement said.
In his announcement today, President Obama will also → Read More
I was asked a question by my brother last night. He was wondering why I had not posted an article concerning the announcement by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin that she would be resigning her office at the end of the month. My response to him was that there was so much speculation about her motives that I hated to add more fuel to the fire, especially when no one knows what her intentions are right now.
I have seen a wide range of speculation about what the Governor is up to. Those who support Sarah Palin and any possible move she may make towards running for national office seem to think she may be moving in that direction. Republicans who do not support her are → Read More
There has been quite an uproar over some of the comments Letterman made on his show recently about Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin and her family. While I do not necessarily agree Governor Palin would be the best choice for the Republicans to field as a presidential candidate in 2012, I happen to like the Governor and her family.
I do not own a television and even if I did, I would not watch a show such as The Late Show with David Letterman. Therefore, I am sort of coming onto the scene of this a little late, but after watching the video of these so-called jokes by David Letterman about Sarah Palin and her family, I think there is more to be said.
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Now that Barack Obama has been elected as our country’s first African American President, we have a little time to reflect on how this massive change in our country has came about. You see, Obama didn’t do this alone. He managed to excite a lot of new and experienced voters at the same time and he had a lot of help along the way, the media and the Republican Party itself included.
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CNN is reporting that tensions are growing between Sarah Palin and some of John McCain’s top aides. So much so that they are spilling over into the public workings of the campaign. According to CNN, Governor Palin is getting very frustrated at how she feels the campaign is being mismanaged. Actually, I can imagine how she must feel, after weeks of being told what to say and when to say it. As someone told me this morning, I am interested in what the candidates have to say, not something their aides or advisers tell them to say.
Several McCain advisers have suggested to CNN that they have become increasingly frustrated with what one aide described as Palin “going rogue.”
A Palin associate, → Read More
Well, the moment we have all been waiting for is here and the Alaska State Legislature has released it’s report on the investigation into Governor Sarah Palin’s firing of Walt Monegan. I haven’t read the entire 263 page report, but what I have read seems to contain an abundance of legal jargon that most of us likely will not understand. The report does state that Governor Palin abused her power but broke no laws. From page 8 of the report:
Finding Number One
For the reasons explained in secion IV of this report, I find that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act. Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) provides
“The legislature reaffirms that each public → Read More
Does Nancy Pelosi think the rest of us are complete idiots? Does she really believe we will be fooled by this sham of a energy bill she has pushed through the House of Represenatives? Surely she doesn’t, but from all indications, she does. Earlier this week, her esteemed body of legislators passed the Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act. This bill is being heralded as the answer to our oil and energy problems, but in reality, it does nothing but placate those of us who do not dig into the basics and do not learn what the bill actually does.
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Let me ask a hypothetical question about your job and my job. What would happen if you or I went behind the back of the people we work for and actively resisted the direction they wanted to take the company? What would happen if we tried to allocate money for a project that our boss had already set aside for another? What would happen if we tried to bypass the normal channels and stir up trouble within the company? I think we all know the answer to these questions. That’s right, we would be in the unemployment line, looking for work. That’s exactly what happened to Walt Monegan, the former Alaska Public Safety Commissioner who was fired by Governor Sarah Palin.
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As the investigation known as Troopergate gets into full swing with 13 subpoenas being issued by the Alaska State Legislature on September 12, questions are being raised as to who is actually in charge. On Friday, Alaska lawmakers held a hearing concerning the subpoenas and asked independent investigator, Steve Branchflower, why Governor Palin’s former chief of staff, Mike Tibbles was not on the list to receive a subpoena. This was in spite of the fact that Tibbles had called a meeting of Palin aides to discuss the firing of Mike Wooten, the Alaska State Trooper in question. In the ensuing conversation, Branchflower admitted it was his list but was under the control and direction of Senator Hollis French, a Democrat who has strong ties to → Read More
Sarah Palin is getting a lot of criticism about her pregnant daughter, Bristol, and the way she has cut funding for teen mother programs. One of her detractor’s favorite points is how she supposedly cut funding for Covenant House, an Alaskan program to help house teen mothers who have no other place to go. They also provide other services and support for teen mothers. Great pains were taken to show Alaska’s 2008 budget and point out where Governor Palin reduced the amounts allocated to Covenant House. The Washington Post did this in great detail. What the story fails to tell you is where the real story lies.
According to Crosswalk, while Governor Palin did reduce the amount allocated in Alaska’s 2008 budget for Covenant House, → Read More