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He’s done something many of us have wanted to do for SO LONG! Its just a damn shame he missed!

A man was arrested for allegedly throwing two tomatoes at Sarah Palin from the second floor balcony during a book signing event at the Mall of America in Minnesota, MyFoxTwinCities.com. reported.

Neither tomato came close hitting the former 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, but did hit a police officer in the face, the station reported.

The unidentified man may face charges for assaulting a police officer, according to the station.

Police identified him as 33-year-old Jeremy Paul Olson from St. Paul, but they think he also goes by the name Jeremiah Wobbe. Police said he was arrested and booked on assault and disorderly conduct charges. Officers added that when they arrested him, they found two more tomatoes he’d been carrying.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Levi Johnston is going for the ultimate exposure — his bare body.

The 19-year-old father of Sarah Palin’s grandchild will pose nude for Playgirl, his attorney said Wednesday. To get ready for his close-up, Johnston is training three hours a day, six nights a week at an Anchorage gym with a local body builder.

A formal agreement hasn’t been reached with the online magazine, but the photo shoot is a “foregone conclusion,” said Johnston’s attorney, Rex Butler.

Johnston fathered a son with Bristol, the 18-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice presidential candidate who resigned as Alaska’s governor in July.

Publication of the photographs could be a source of embarrassment for Palin, often mentioned as a possible 2012 presidential candidate. Her memoir, “Going Rogue,” will be published next month and pre-sales already have made it a national best seller.

After Sen. John McCain chose Palin as his running mate, Johnston was thrust into the national spotlight early in the campaign after Palin abruptly announced her unwed daughter was pregnant and the couple would marry.

The couple broke up after the birth of their son, Tripp, in December. The relationship between the Palins and Johnston since then has often been strained, mostly over visitation issues.

Palin’s representatives did not respond to a request for comment on the Playgirl job.

Johnston also has been marketing himself for a possible modeling or acting career, spending time in New York and Los Angeles. His publicist, Tank Jones, said Johnston is fielding offers for other media jobs, including a reality show.

Johnston’s first TV commercial, hawking Wonderful brand pistachios, debuted this week.

In the short spot, Johnston walks toward the camera with Jones, an Anchorage private investigator who also is Johnston’s bodyguard. As they approach the camera, fan voices call out to Johnston off-screen. As he snaps open a pistachio, a voiceover declares, “Now Levi Johnston does it with protection” — a reference that Johnston has said in interviews that he and Bristol sometimes had unprotected sex.

No date has been set for the Playgirl photo shoot, but Butler expects the world will get a gander of the finished product by the end of the year.

Playgirl spokesman Vincent Stevens couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. Butler said Playgirl approached Johnston about posing in the buff.

“We told him he would have to do what actors and actresses do. They get in the gym,” Butler said. “He got in the gym.”

Johnston has been working out with Marvin Jones, a former Mr. Alaska competitor and the brother of Tank Jones. The trainer has put Johnston on a low-carb, high-protein diet.

After a month of rigorous workouts, Johnston is showing impressive results, Marvin Jones said. But Johnston had a head start as a former high school hockey player.

“It’s kind of scary, he has so much energy. He’s working out before we work out,” the trainer said. “When it’s time for him to bare all, I think he’ll be ready.”

If the low-key Johnston has any pre-exposure jitters, none of his handlers have noticed.

“Levi is a man of few words, but once you know him, you know he’s very confident,” Marvin Jones said.

It wouldn’t be the first show-it-all with political ties. Patti Davis, the daughter of former president Ronald Reagan, posed nude for Playboy magazine in 1994.

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So who is looking forward to seeing him nekid?

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Please don’t worry about the USA being on the verge of bankruptcy and that China now owns our asses, its all a load of bullshit, because the US has cash to burn!!

Because, the Federal Government Has  Funded A New $21 Million Airport for Alaska Town With 46 Residents!!!

That’s comes to a staggering $456521.73 per resident!   KA-CHING!

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 50 people, 19 households, and 12 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2.1 people per square mile (0.8/km²). There were 49 housing units at an average density of 2.1/sq mi (0.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 58.00% White and 42.00% Native American.

There were 19 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.8% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 36.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $14,583, and the median income for a family was $17,500. Males had a median income of $51,250 versus $33,125 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,143. There were 20.0% of families and 16.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 25.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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I hope Palin can see the volcano from her back yard!


Alaskans Brace for Volcano to Blow

By DAN JOLING,
AP
posted: 12 HOURS 17 MINUTES AGO

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Jan. 30) — Hardware stores and auto parts shops scored a post-holiday run of business this week as Anchorage-area residents stocked up on protective eyewear and masks ahead of a possible eruption of Mount Redoubt.
Monitoring earthquakes underneath the 10,200-foot Redoubt Volcano about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, scientists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory warned that an eruption was imminent.

R. Clucas, Alaska Volcano Observatory / AP
This file photo shows Mount Redoubt erupting on April 21, 1990. Geologists warned Thursday that the volcano in south-central Alaska could be ready to explode. “Its pressure keeps building and building,” said one geologist. The volcano is about 100 miles from Anchorage.
Peter Cervelli, a research geophysicist with the observatory, told CNN that “every indication is that we’re heading toward an eruption.”

The predictions are sending experienced Alaskans shopping for protection against a dusty shower of volcanic ash that could descend on south-central Alaska.
“Every time this happens we do get a run on dust masks and goggles,” said Phil Robinson, manager of an Alaska Industrial Hardware store in Anchorage. “That’s the two main things for eye and respiratory protection.”
Customer Ron Cowan picked up gear at the store Thursday before heading off to an auto parts store for a spare air filter.
“I’m older now and I’m being a little more proactive than I was the last time,” Cowan said.
When another Alaska volcano, Mount Spurr, blew in 1992, he waited too long.
“The shelves were cleared, so I thought I wouldn’t wait until the last minute,” Cowan said.
Unlike earthquakes, volcanoes often give off warning signs that usually give people time to prepare.
The observatory, a joint program between the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Alaska Geophysical Institute and the state Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, was formed in response to the 1986 eruption of Mount Augustine.

It has a variety of tools to predict eruptions. As magma moves beneath a volcano before an eruption, it often generates earthquakes, swells the surface of a mountain and increases the gases emitted. The observatory samples gases, measures earthquake activity with seismometers and watches for deformities in the landscape.
On Nov. 5, geologists noted changed emissions and minor melting near the Redoubt summit and raised the threat level from green to yellow. It jumped to orange — the stage just before eruption — on Sunday in response to a sharp increase in earthquake activity below the volcano.
Alaska’s volcanoes are not like Hawaii’s. “Most of them don’t put out the red river of lava,” said the observatory’s John Power.
Instead, they typically explode and shoot ash 30,000 to 50,000 feet high — more than nine miles — into the jet stream.
“It’s a very abrasive kind of rock fragment,” Power said. “It’s not the kind of ash that you find at the base of your wood stove.”
The particulate has jagged edges and has been used as an industrial abrasive. “They use this to polish all kinds of metals,” he said.
Particulate can injure skin, eyes and breathing passages. The young, the elderly and people with respiratory problems are especially susceptible. Put enough ash under a windshield wiper and it will scratch glass.
It’s also potentially deadly for anyone flying in a jet. “Think of flying an airliner into a sandblaster,” Power said.
Redoubt blew on Dec. 15, 1989, and sent ash 150 miles away into the path of a KLM jet carrying 231 passengers. Its four engines flamed out.
As the crew tried to restart the engines, “smoke” and a strong odor of sulfur filled the cockpit and cabin, according to a USGS account. The jet dropped more than 2 miles, from 27,900 feet to 13,300 feet, before the crew was able to restart all engines and land the plane safely at Anchorage. The plane required $80 million in repairs.
The observatory’s first call after an eruption is now to the Federal Aviation Administration. The observatory’s data collection has become far more advanced in 19 years, as has the alert system.
“Pilots are routinely trained to avoid ash and in what to do if they encounter an ash cloud,” Power said. “That kind of thing was not routinely done in the 1980s.”
The jet stream can carry ash for hundreds of miles. Ash from Kasatochi Volcano in the Aleutians last August blew all the way to Montana and threatened aircraft, Power said.
Particulate is mildly corrosive but can be blocked with masks and filters.
Power advises Alaskans to prepare as they would for a bad snowstorm: Keep flashlights, batteries and several days’ worth of food in the house, limit driving and prepare to hunker down if the worst of an ash cloud hits.
Merely going indoors is a defense against ash. The American Red Cross recommends wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants outside, plus goggles and glasses instead of contact lenses. If no dust mask is available, an effective respiratory filter is a damp cloth over nose and mouth.
But potential danger all depends on the wind. Mount Spurr erupted three times in 1992. When it blew that June, only climbers on Mount McKinley — about 150 miles north of Anchorage — were affected, Power said. An August eruption dumped significant ash on Anchorage and a September blow sent ash about 40 miles north of Anchorage to Wasilla.
Dust mask customer Elizabeth Keating said Thursday that if the volcano erupts, she expects to stay inside. She bought masks for her school-age grandchildren to carry in their backpacks.
“I want to make sure they’re carrying these in case they’re en route,” she said.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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Jesus…I LOVE CNN! (oh and thanks for the heads up on this Annie!)

Campbell Brown (CNN News Anchor):

“Tonight I call on the McCain campaign to stop treating Sarah Palin like she is a delicate flower that will wilt at any moment,” said Brown. “This woman is from Alaska for crying out loud. She is strong. She is tough. She is competent. And you claim she is ready to be one heart beat away form the presidency. If that is the case, then end this chauvinistic treatment of her now. Allow her to show her stuff.

Allow her to face down those pesky reporters… Let her have a real news conference with real questions. By treating Sarah Palin different from the other candidates in this race, you are not showing her the respect she deserves. Free Sarah Palin. Free her from the chauvinistic chain you are binding her with. Sexism in this campaign must come to an end. Sarah Palin has just as much a right to be a real candidate in this race as the men do. So let her act like one.

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A “Hillraiser” for Hillary Clinton’s primary campaign has come out for John McCain. Lady Lynn Forrester de Rothschild. She’s a well-kept woman who seems intelligent and, oh, darn…what is that phrase I’m looking for?? Oh yes, FILTHY RICH! She is friends with British prime minister Tony Blair and splits her time between London and New York.

She does not like Obama. Mainly because he’s an elitist. Obviously. A woman whose London home is a 3200-acre castle would know an elitist man when she saw one!

Oh, and remember that bitter comment Obama made about people in Pennsylvania? She criticized that too. As well, she should! Just don’t criticize Obama’s use of the term “bitter” if you’re going to refer to the same people as “rednecks”.

It’s just a guess, but I’m assuming that people would rather be called “bitter” than “rednecks”, especially by a woman who wouldn’t know a pair of jeans if they slapped her in the face (hmmm….).

Hillary Clinton has not responded to this woman, nor should she. She did, however, decide not to attend a rally against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when she heard Sarah Palin would be there as well. When she was first invited, Mrs. Clinton didn’t think it was a political appearance and didn’t want to turn it into a tool in this election. Therefore, she changed her mind about appearing. When hearing that Hillary would not be attending, the event organizers revoked Sarah Palin’s invitation.
Not that they wanted her there in the first place. It was supposed to be a bi-partisan event, not a political stop. The Executive Director of the National Jewish Democratic Council, said his group hadn’t approved of Palin appearing at the event anyway.

But she can see Russia from her state and, and, and she’s had her passport for an entire year! She knows a thing or two about foreign policy, not like Hillary Clinton who has actually traveled to foreign countries. Psht, that doesn’t mean anything, if you can see it, you know everything about it. I saw the Dow Jones drop over 900 points in just two days, so I obviously am an expert on recessions, right? (oops, I meant a “mental” recession, because that’s all it really is, right Phil Gramm?) But I digress…

We’ve heard a lot about sexism. Even I’ve written about it, but we haven’t really heard anything explicit. Not until now. If CNN or MSNBC question someone in a manner that is not to the liking of the McCain campaign, they are automatically sexist. However, when fox news actually talks about body parts, barely anyone notices. Yes, yes, fair and balanced…I see it now.

Since when can you say “tits” on tv, but not “penises”?

Ah, what a week for women. We’ve shown just how accepting, useful, and classy we can be. Our mothers would be so proud!

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Right now, we’re all looking for solutions. I, personally, would like to see a being in a red cape fly in, calm all of our fears and fix all of our problems. He, of course, would have bulging pectorals, a square, masculine jawline, a deeply soothing voice, and the tightest ass you’ve ever seen. Instead, we’re looking at not-so-super-heroes. Hell, we’ve got a guy who sucks at bowling and a guy who sucks at telling the truth. So, they’re not perfect…I guess we’ll deal.

Sarah Palin had a fantastic idea (seriously). She made Alaska’s checkbook transparent so residents of the state could see where their money was going. She said she would do the same thing in Washington.

Except…it was passed and implemented about two years ago…by Barack Obama. Sometimes, I wonder if the McCain campaign is working for the Obama campaign. They just make it too easy! In McCain’s speech this morning, he scoffed at Nancy Pelosi saying “people don’t know what to do” about the economic status of this country. Well, Mr. McCain may know what to do for himself because his 8 houses aren’t in danger, but Nancy was right about me and the other “little people” around me. What are we supposed to do? We have no idea! Not something I’d expect anyone to scoff at…unless they had tons of money and married a beer heiress or something….oh, oops!

McCain becomes a hero to us for pointing out that Obama profited from Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac’s abuse and scandal. He received the second greatest amount from them of anyone in Congress, right?

Well, not entirely. Employees of Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac contributed $126,349 to his campaign.
Obama’s Contributors:

That is .0324% of what his entire campaign has raised. John McCain received $169,000 from directors, lobbyist, and other top echelon executives for the companies to Obama’s $16,000 from these same people.
McCain’s Contributors:

Wait, wait, wait? Is this a repeat of the Exxon claim? Where McCain’s contributors were Exxon executives and Obama’s were the employees?

Crap, I thought I’d actually found a guy telling me the truth…again, I’ve been dooped.

Then, of course, we all heard that McCain invented the blackberry.
You’d think that if he invented it, he’d at least be able to answer it. Just one of those things you forget when you pass a certain age, I suppose. Like what “straight talk” actually means.

And some more magic – McCain would fire the SEC chairman, Christopher Cox, if he became President.

Besides the fact that the President cannot simply fire him, Mr. Cox has already said he plans to step down when the Bush administration leaves office. Someone should buy Johnny a newspaper. Am I the only one who notices that positions that aren’t stolen from the Obama camp (change or “reform”, Iraq and Afghanistan, even the logo) seem to be those that McCain wouldn’t actually have to follow through on if we were stupid enough to elect him in November? You can promise to fire someone and, Lucky You! They’ve already decided that they were going to quit before you even said that.

And then, of course, there are those who just won’t answer a yes or no question with a “yes” or “no”, no matter how many times they’re pushed. We still don’t have a specific answer of why Sarah Palin is qualified in the foreign policy area. This nice lady gave her the opportunity to give specifics and explain away the critics:

Huh…maybe a simpler question is better. Let’s go to a McCain surrogate, Eric Cantor, in a non-related question of whether he and his party still support President Bush. Simple yes or no, right?

Apparently, not.

So, we’ve got no economy, no answers, no dignity, no expectation of intelligence in the American people, no houses…and it seems, no flying cape.

Man, we’re screwed.

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