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September 17, 2021

Open Thread – Watson the Wonder Dog

OK, you all know that I love Buf the dog. In my eye, she’s the greatest dog on Earth. However, tonight, I’ve got to give the Dog of the Week Award to my second favorite dog in the world – Watson.

Watson had had enough of those red signs tonight, and finally had to let his feelings be known.

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Will try to catch up on the news tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy the open thread. I’ve been pretty preoccupied for the last couple of days. Anything I should know about?

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309 Responses to “Open Thread – Watson the Wonder Dog”
  1. InJuneau says:

    Isabella–we try to be polite, direct them to the Mansion when they’re all the way over in our neighborhood, tell them how to find the grocery store and the museums and such, but every once in a while my (not-so-)inner snark comes out. Happened last week, not that I was totally mean about “her” but it was prob. borderline. The spouse is always much more polite, but he worked at a museum for 3 summers and in generally nicer than I am anyway! 😉 By the end of Sept. we’re REALLY ready for them to be gone.

    I have had loads of fun with visiting mudpups though!

  2. Terpsichore says:

    An older but interesting article about previously disclosed gifts

    http://www.tonydean.com/issues20381.html?sectionid=10175

  3. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    Hello Stupid GINO, THIS is why building codes exist!

    http://frontiersman.com/articles/2009/06/18/local_news/doc4a3af7d8ef776020383237.txt

    Home damaged by fire

    BY TODD L. DISHER
    Frontiersman
    Published on Thursday, June 18, 2009 6:41 PM AKDT
    KNIK — Central Mat-Su and West Lakes Fire Departments avoided a disaster when responding to a house fire at Mile 12 of Knik-Goose Bay Road Wednesday.

    The fire was blowing out of the house and flames were covering an above-ground fuel tank, Steele said. Without Central Mat-Su’s new tanker and its front-mounted turret that spays foam, the fire could have been much larger.

    “It was unknown if it was occupied when we arrived,” Central Mat-Su chief James Steele said, Wednesday. “Forty percent of the house was involved in flames.”

    JOHN BORLAND/www.morffed.com Mat-Su firefighters John Beebe and Tim Gonyea retreat from the roof after a successful vertical ventilation in the roof at a house fire Wednesday at Mile 12 of Knik-Goose Bay Road.

    The fire crews did their primary search for victims and sounded the initial all-clear. Further efforts were delayed because a live electrical wire ran straight from a transformer into the house.

    As soon as that was disconnected, the firefighters proceeded to seek out and extinguish the fire that was hiding in the home made up of multiple add-ons.

    Firefighters told Steele there were two roofs in the back section of the house, one built on top of another. They said it looked like the fire was trapped in-between the two.

  4. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    Aussie Blue Sky Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 9:01 PM

    crystalwolf aka caligrl Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 8:36 PM
    Aussie, I’m so mad I’m spitting FIRE! Diva is over there and very calm, I don’t know how she does it. I am furious!!!!!
    ——————————–
    I love it when you get fired up. 😀

    Perhaps you could whistle “On the Good Ship (S.S.) Lollipop” to calm yourself. 😉
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Or the music of the titanic!

  5. justafarmer says:

    @seattlefan…
    hmmmm….at 5:30 I was thinking I might have to tinkle but it was still dark and I didn’t want to chance a trip to the bathroom.
    Also it was raining (that might have cause the tinkle urge) and rain beating on a metal roof just makes one want to sleep…
    But eventually I had to get up and go to work. Fortunately, I’m a telecommuter and can work in my PJs…commute is bedroom, to bathroom, to coffee pot, to computer.
    I don’t have a basement, so I’m an elitist upstairs PJ blogger.

  6. Aussie Blue Sky says:

    crystalwolf aka caligrl Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 8:36 PM
    Aussie, I’m so mad I’m spitting FIRE! Diva is over there and very calm, I don’t know how she does it. I am furious!!!!!
    ——————————–
    I love it when you get fired up. 😀

    Perhaps you could whistle “On the Good Ship (S.S.) Lollipop” to calm yourself. 😉

  7. seattlefan says:

    @#304 justafarmer…

    LOL! I’m jealous you got to sleep in till noon. I was up at 5:30 getting my day on.

  8. justafarmer says:

    seattlefan, Mr. justafarmer was also amused at noon when I finally dragged my sorry butt out of bed. Handing me a cup of coffee he said “hope it was worth it”.
    I said “YUP!”
    He said, “I could tell by all the laughing…BTW, what on earth was the deal about bathrooms??”
    hahahahaaaa!!!!!!!!

  9. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    Aussie Blue Sky Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 8:23 PM

    caligrl, after I read your comment at Phil’s I had to run to the bathroom – I almost cee4peed in my pants! 😀
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Aussie, I’m so mad I’m spitting FIRE! Diva is over there and very calm, I don’t know how she does it. I am furious!!!!!

  10. Aussie Blue Sky says:

    caligrl, after I read your comment at Phil’s I had to run to the bathroom – I almost cee4peed in my pants! 😀

  11. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    Posted on wrong thread…for those who haven’t seen this…
    OK! Get Adult bev in hand, take quite a few sips and go on over to Phils site ASAP!
    http://progressivealaska.blogspot.com/2009/06/saradise-lost-book-2-chapter-63-some.html

  12. seattlefan says:

    @justafarmer #294:

    LMAO and yep! Bwahhaahaaahaa!
    You should get a good night’s sleep tonight. Mr. justafarmer is probably as irrate with you as Mr. seattlefan is with me. LOL! He can’t believe i am staying up late on an Alaskan website. Sigh……I tried to explain. He did go online today and lurk, so I think he might be getting caught up in the whole thing.

    Sweet dreams.

  13. Aussie Blue Sky says:

    Ripley in CT Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 6:40 PM
    Oh wait, did you mean the ordinance thingy, or my personal tribulations?
    —————————————–
    I meant both – but, for the record, I didn’t watch any of last night, I just tuned into the comments. I don’t want too much ugly getting into my psyche unless I have a lot of calming elixir on hand – and if that’s the case, why not enjoy it without the ugliness? 😀

  14. justafarmer says:

    I believe you are correct, mlaiuppa. AKM needs to start packing her bags!

  15. nswfm CA says:

    Just want to say the Iran protest photos on HuffPo brought tears to my eyes. Over 45000 comments.
    And this AM, another neighbor came and told me her husband died in bed last Tues (9 days ago) night with his head on her pillow (recently diagnosed with congestive heart failure). He was in his 70s but still sad for her.

  16. justafarmer says:

    one of the best parts of last night was getting to actually watch Diva, Shannyn & Kelly testify (I was yelling “yay for the home team!”)
    Then seeing the photo of the irrepressible Watson….
    it’s great being a mudpup!

  17. nswfm CA says:

    Upon reflection, it might have been bornokthefirsttime.

  18. justafarmer says:

    heya seattlefan!
    Last night was such a blast! I’m really getting too old for two nights in a row like that, but wouldn’t have missed for anything (including a complete AC outfit…bwahahahahaa!!)

  19. seattlefan says:

    Hi justafarmer! Glad to hear you survived with no harm. Minimal hangover is a good thing after a night like last night! I myself suffered a “ouch” headache when I woke up this morning. Coffee and a shower chased the “ouch” away and I had a great day. I’m reading all the threads now and trying to catch up. Seems Ms. Palin might have stepped into another pile of $hit. HAHA!

  20. justafarmer says:

    Just checking in to say I managed to survive last night with minimal hangover today!
    Watson, what a cutie!!!

  21. mlaiuppa says:

    I think AK is going to win a scholarship to netroots. Looks like she’s going to be the one with the most votes for round two.

    http://democracyforamerica.com/netroots_nation_scholarships?order=supporters

    For round one, also, too but that doesn’t count.

  22. nswfm CA says:

    Ripley, before the elections, someone used to post here with the name “bornproperlythefirsttime” or something similar. As far as I’m concerned, you fit in that group of people who didn’t need to be born over again. Wave half a peace sign–pick the half you like. I know which one I would in your shoes.

  23. Ripley in CT says:

    Oh wait, did you mean the ordinance thingy, or my personal tribulations?

    Both sucked. 🙂 But I ate lobster last night to make up for it all ;P

  24. Ripley in CT says:

    Ohhhh Aussie… I hadda leave after a while. It felt abusive. I just couldn’t hear anyone else tell me there’s something wrong with me and I can be “cured”.

    Thanks for the thoughts. :X

  25. Lori in Los Angeles says:

    InJuneau and Isabella – I have not heard from Fawnskin re whether she was serious about going to AK in July – booking is subject to double occupancy, so I hope to find someone soon (before the last 20 cabins fill).

    the problemchild – Regarding the meeting with Lisa Murkowski and SCOTUS nominee Sotomayer – sounds like it went well. This comment from the ADN really said it all for me:
    Guest99
    wrote on 06/18/2009 01:26:41 PM:
    Lisa has the class I expect in an elected leader.
    No knocked-up teens paraded around on stage with her, no boyfriend spats, no People magazine interviews, no drama, no craziness. It’s nice.

  26. Aussie Blue Sky says:

    Ripley in CT Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 6:10 PM
    WTG Watson. Just gotta love dogs. If they like you, they hump your leg. If they don’t, they’ll piss on a redneck, hypocritical, homophobic, gay-hatin’ sign for you!
    —————————————-
    Hey Ripley. Was thinking about your week last night. Hang tough, girl. Your name isn’t Ripley for nothing. 🙂

  27. Ripley in CT says:

    WTG Watson. Just gotta love dogs. If they like you, they hump your leg. If they don’t, they’ll piss on a redneck, hypocritical, homophobic, gay-hatin’ sign for you!

  28. austintx says:

    Is it true that Sen. Lindsey Graham is going to speak at the next meeting at the Assembly Chambers ?? Question is , Red or Blue shirt ??
    Graham let out a laugh and said: “I’ve got plenty of sins that I’m not going to share with anyone else.”

    http://wonkette.com/409294/lindsey-graham-please-just-tell-us-your-secrets-already

  29. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    the problem child Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 5:36 PM

    Who are absolutely devoid of humour, I might add.
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Yes! 😀 I guess bots have no humor.

  30. seattlefan says:

    Woo Hoo Watson! LMAO! Every picture tells a story and I love this one.

    ok…now to go read this thread and others. Looks like a busy day here on Mudflats.

  31. the problem child says:

    Who are absolutely devoid of humour, I might add.

  32. the problem child says:

    “freeping” I believe is from the practice of those at “Free Republic” website to post places to go and things to do, in the hope of skewing results that otherwise might go against their fascist worldview. I’d like to reiterate that we were MAKING FUN of the “seapers”.

  33. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    Isabella Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 5:08 PM

    crystalwolf aka caligrl What is, “freeped”?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    In the magical world of beggarsforpee, whenever there is a poll they tell everyone to go vote, to skew the vote towards the queen. So the other day, since they are taking pledges, (people email them, “I sent this much”), I said hey, we can like freep the fraudathon! Well, they got highly pissed at my suggestion (joke) and dissed me booboobear, problem child!
    Called US unethical for suggesting to “freep” their fraudathon!
    Pot calling kettle, LMAO!

  34. northofdenali says:

    Watson ROCKS!!

    How does the Assembly vote look, anyway? I really pray (ironically) that the City of Anchorage puts Prevo in his place. Finally.

  35. Isabella says:

    crystalwolf aka caligrl What is, “freeped”?

  36. Isabella says:

    the problem child “Cute picture of Sen. Murkowski and future Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor nursing their wounds together”

    Lisa, always seems to do well bonding Alaska in social situations.

    Be cool if she got this…?Murkowski going for leadership spot opened by Ensign”

  37. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    Isabella Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 4:55 PM

    crystalwolf aka caligrl “has anyone seen this GEM??? As IF they ACT on ETHICS complaints anyway!”

    No more need for a FRAUD fund then eh?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Oh the echo chamber is failing miserable on this…they wanted to “retire” her whole legal bill! They’ve only got “pledge’s for 92K and like I said the other day that could be freeped.
    The want to extend it, but afraid for PR reasons (yeah right) limpballs and BOR won’t even say anything to let people know about it????
    If only they weren’t so deluded, maybe I could feel sorry for them? ManSour wants so badly to get that handwritten note or *phone call* from the queen (she called bible boobs afterall).

  38. the problem child says:

    Cute picture of Sen. Murkowski and future Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor nursing their wounds together: http://community.adn.com/adn/node/141863

  39. Isabella says:

    crystalwolf aka caligrl “has anyone seen this GEM??? As IF they ACT on ETHICS complaints anyway!”

    No more need for a FRAUD fund then eh?

  40. nswfm CA says:

    Hilarious comment on Immoral Minority for a troll:
    JuJu:
    Your sea phoned.
    It wants your pee.

    Why is it that PalinBots can’t tell the truth about even the small stuff.
    —-
    lol

  41. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    has anyone seen this GEM??? As IF they ACT on ETHICS complaints anyway!
    http://community.adn.com/adn/blog/24417
    Rep. Bob Lynn: ethics complaints should be dismissed if discussed

    JUNE 18, 2009 – 3:38 PM

    From Sean Cockerham in Anchorage –

    Anchorage Republican Rep. Bob Lynn, a supporter of Gov. Sarah Palin’s, said he’s going to introduce a bill to stop ethics complaints against the governor or members of her staff from being publicly discussed unless the state finds

  42. Say NO to Palin in Politics says:

    Injuneau…….ah yes a territory, then it’s no wonder why Scarah want’s to claim VP power over the congress…….

    PS – see, ya gotta explain her political reasoning to us in the lower 48, when she used the term territory in recent interviews it makes one wonder, why would she say that, but ah yes.

    “The Constitution of the United States states[4],

    “the congress shall have power to dispose of, and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property of the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be construed, so as to preclude the claims of the United States or of any state.” – Article IV”

  43. Say NO to Palin in Politics says:

    so what the heck is this all about…….leases, Obama admin., flurry of letters, inaccuracies, science, natives, age old studies……..I think this needs to be watched and looked into!

    this caught my eye…..”The borough is the closest local government to the offshore zone considered most prospective for exploratory drilling.”

    http://www.adn.com/money/industries/oil/story/834922.html

    Borough hesitates backing Bristol Bay petroleum leases

    ALEUTIANS EAST: Support is key to allowing federal sale in the area.

    “Lately, however, the borough’s relationship with MMS has become strained, raising the possibility that a friend might turn against the controversial lease sale.

    The evidence is a flurry of letters the borough sent to MMS officials in March questioning the agency’s approach on preparations for the sale, including the drafting of an environmental impact statement.

    The letters complain of poor scheduling, inadequate baseline research to document the sale area’s commercially important fish and crab resources, lack of information on the different sale alternatives MMS is planning, and lack of federal funding to cover travel and other costs so borough residents can participate meaningfully in the planning process.”

    “Poor progress on dozens of fishery, air, oceanographic, oil spill and other studies the borough believes are necessary. One borough letter complains the MMS offered a 21-year-old study of seismic noise impacts on Dungeness crab larvae, when what is really needed is a study of potential seismic impacts on Bristol Bay’s valuable king and Tanner crab.”

  44. Isabella says:

    InJuneau “Isabella–I think it’s more the economy…”

    Are you feeling the tourist this year? Many Homer residents are truly rude to visitors.

  45. Isabella says:

    Nan “Once upon a time, you could sign up for an email newsletter at British Airways. They sometimes had incredible deals. Even I could afford it (if I’d had a passport at the time).”

    We have a lot of airline miles. The company my “Husband” works for flys him every three weeks back and forth to Alaska.

  46. InJuneau says:

    Say NO to Palin in Politics–We were a Territory! And we had Territorial Governors, but they were appointed by “the Feds” (well, actually the POTUS). We had a Territorial Legislature too (actually got to elect those folks), we it wasn’t like we were totally out in the wilderness…

    Isabella–I think it’s more the economy…

  47. Nan says:

    Once upon a time, you could sign up for an email newsletter at British Airways. They sometimes had incredible deals. Even I could afford it (if I’d had a passport at the time).

    Nan

  48. Isabella says:

    InJuneau “Isabella–I haven’t heard anything from Lori about whether she’s made the decision to come. I’m hoping she will, but if not this time, maybe some other time…”

    Holland has some bargain deals on cruises. The economy or did the Swine Flu scare?

  49. Say NO to Palin in Politics says:

    Say NO to Palin in Politics–hey now, we’ve only been a state for 50 years, cut us some slack on the number of govs we’ve had. I can’t imagine Hawai’i’s had many more…

    Injuneau……..so what the heck did you guys do before that for organization.

  50. Isabella says:

    InJuneau “Nan–yes, for any travel between US and Canada (land, air, sea) you now have to have a passport. The land portion got added on June 1 I think.”

    Canadians must check their borders well. Last time we were at the fishing hole in Homer, a family was waiting for a member who got refused access by car because he had a DUII.

  51. InJuneau says:

    Isabella–I haven’t heard anything from Lori about whether she’s made the decision to come. I’m hoping she will, but if not this time, maybe some other time…

  52. Say NO to Palin in Politics says:

    Scarah’s proposed gas pipeline is going to Canada, then presumably to the US, will Scarah’s pipeline provide in state gas for Alaskans? what is Scarah’s the plan for the high cost of heating in AK or just providing heat period? and Scarah’s plan for the Alaskan’s tapped gas supplies that are running out?

  53. Isabella says:

    Hawaii’s politics are second only to AK’s. Deep corruption.

  54. InJuneau says:

    Nan–yes, for any travel between US and Canada (land, air, sea) you now have to have a passport. The land portion got added on June 1 I think.

  55. Isabella says:

    InJuneau “Isabella–goodness what an interesting life you’ve led. If you’re ever down this way (or I make it up), we should get together for tea/coffee and just chat.”

    We have a date! Has Lori, mentioned if she is coming up?

  56. InJuneau says:

    Say NO to Palin in Politics–hey now, we’ve only been a state for 50 years, cut us some slack on the number of govs we’ve had. I can’t imagine Hawai’i’s had many more…

  57. InJuneau says:

    Isabella–goodness what an interesting life you’ve led. If you’re ever down this way (or I make it up), we should get together for tea/coffee and just chat.

    BTW, if you apply for a passport now, you should just go ahead and pay the extra for the “passport card” or whatever they’re calling it, as it’s cheaper to get them together than to get the card after you’ve got the passport. That way, you don’t have to carry your actual passport with you.

  58. Isabella says:

    Nan, many thanks!!! We should order some. I doubt it now, I was jazzed about going to England to celebrate, 500th Henry VIII celebration. We have racked up airline & hotel stays. This hernia situation is throwing everything off. Now we are staying stateside until we find a remedy.

    Have you read much on Henry, fascinating. I devoured, The Other Boyle Girl (MOVIES IS HORRENDOUS), The history, gossip, speculation of Anne, is addicting. Showtime, has an incredible series, The Tudors. I bet a lot travel for the festival due to the show.

  59. Nan says:

    Isabella
    passport info here:
    http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738_2.html

    has links for expedited (2-3 weeks, door to door)
    also has links to answers for darn near anything you can think to ask.

    I believe that if I wanted to drive to AK, I’d have to get a passport for the Canadian stretch. More for reentry into the US than the ok to get into Canada (may have changed)

  60. Isabella says:

    Those calls made an impact!!!

    Olive Garden Denies Pulling Letterman Ads Over Palin Joke

    The Olive Garden tells the Christian Science Monitor that they have not pulled their ads from the Letterman show.

    “Information reported today by Andy Barr of Politico regarding Olive Garden’s advertising on the Late Show with David Letterman was erroneous. No authorized spokesperson for the company confirmed the information in his report,” said Olive Garden spokesman Rich Jeffers in an email to The Vote.

    “The Olive Garden media schedule is planned months in advance. The schedule for the Late Show with David Letterman was completed earlier this month. We take all guest concerns seriously. And, as always, we will factor those concerns in as we plan our advertising schedule in the future,” he continued.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/18/olive-garden-pulls-letter_n_217534.html

  61. Say NO to Palin in Politics says:

    this must have irked ms Scarah…….oh the audacity of the 2nd governor of AK to publicly chew her out in front of all Alaskans, the embarrassment of it all. Guess he wised up to her con job huh, where she got him to endorse her, which was a BIG plus for her winning the gov election.

    Now he’s lost faith in her, shame on you Scarah! Now he’s not in her ring, fighting for her. She probably doesn’t give a rip. but good for you Mr. Hinkel.

    BTW, it seems weird Scarah is only the 9th gov of AK., no wonder they’re so confused, slim pickens.

    http://community.adn.com/adn/node/141753

    Wally Hickel on the Exxon deal: “Palin is putting her national ambitions first”

    “We should build and own a natural gas pipeline from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez and ship Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to world markets.

    She has taken another road.

    Unless the people of Alaska rise up and oppose the TransCanada -ExxonMobil deal, we will revert to the situation in territorial days when Outside interests controlled our lives.”

  62. Isabella says:

    InJuneau “Isabella–WOW, that’s crazy that you’d be able to get that much info on a service member (or anyone for that matter)…”

    Insane, absolutely. Me, I thought I found my beloved, lol. I was a harmless seeker. Can you imagine someone else with other intentions? Seals are considered to be valuable and a mark for wackos wanting to make a statement.

    He received my inquiry, at least the individual is alerted someone is requesting their information. Hope that practice is no longer permitted. The law of disclosure had something to do with him being a government employee? Strange.

    You can do the same search on others, voter registration cards and DMV records in Oregon use to be fully accessible. No, I was not stalking anyone that time, someone was trying to find me. Common sense should have halted the practice of anyone anywhere paying $5 for someones personal identification.

    DMV is now sealed, wonder if voter cards are?

  63. Isabella says:

    InJuneau

    “Isabella–WOW, what a family you have!”
    They are all eccentric, my fathers mother, wow. My mothers mother, worse. She thought she could do anything she wanted then buy her way to Heaven.

    Is your bro still in the USCG?

    He went in at 20 and gained rank so quick he had some award for making officer before 10 years. Within 15, I forget how it went, he was going to go into a position that only a senator or some sort could take you out of.

    I haven’t talked to him in eight years. He was stationed in Homer, while I lived there about five years ago & when his wife saw me at the store they transferred to Sitka, within a week. I know he moved to California and as payback for tormenting our dad I turned him in for fraudulently collecting PFDS out of state. Not nice, I know.

    The jerk, he abandoned my dad accusing him of killing our mother after she died of Cancer. We use to live in Ohio, when we were pre-teen/teens, considerably well off. My dad started protesting government, refused to work with taxes withheld. We got ran out of town, literally. Small town, small minds.

    We ended up in Yakima picking fruit for a year when my mom fell ill. She never said she was sick, must have been really bad for months, we didn’t know until she fell one night and was taken to the hospital. They gave her less then two weeks to live. My dad sold everything we had taking her to Mexico for treatments not approved in U.S.. She lingered 5 months.

    My brother was upset HIS life was deterred. Anyway he stayed in California and my dad, younger brother & I moved to Oregon. Jeff, his name, would show up about every six months to tell my dad how much he hated him.

    Fast forward a few years, my younger brother was killed in a car crash (Long story about how his former girlfriends mother had a crush on him) result was my brother one day was painting Christmas themes on his ex
    girlfriends mothers “Bank” windows (While she watched salivating) for Charity for their school. The girl, who had no right to be driving was. She reached for her cell phone, crossed the center line. She of course escaped with maybe a bruise. He sustained a massive head injury, never regaining consciousness.

    We contacted my older brother after tracking him through the Coast Guard. Discovered he had been in a crash, of his own, a month before, revived, unable to travel. Pretty messed up.

    My dad died a year after my younger brother, grief.

    The settlement from my younger brothers wrongful death went to my dads estate that went to us and Jeff, refused to allow my fathers wish of a sizable amount to be put into an art scholarship in younger brothers name.

    He probably bought a car with it the S*O*B*.

    I Googled searched him a few months ago, his wife is trying to wash her bad karma by volunteering with brain injured trauma victims. He I see is golfing his a s s off in San Fran.

    “BTW, as an adult you now need a passport to cross the border too…”
    Thanks, I did not know. The Stampede is in two weeks. Not enough time to get everything together. Kindof thought we would go there instead of Portland. Guees not.

  64. Aussie Blue Sky says:

    FBI: Child p0rn on alleged museum shooter computer

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090618/ap_on_re_us/us_holocaust_museum_shooting

    I don’t know if this is news to you; it’s certainly news to me. Weren’t we hearing yesterday about who a pedophile is (liberal)?

  65. InJuneau says:

    Isabella–WOW, that’s crazy that you’d be able to get that much info on a service member (or anyone for that matter)…

  66. Isabella says:

    During Rose festival, Portland, a few years ago super hot Navy Seal guy doing a promotional gig on a ship signed his name on a photo. Do not know if you can and really you should not be able to YET sent in a request to the Navy for disclosure on him to find out his name (As you can with any service person or could) UNBELIEVABLE I received his entire life history and on one page his social security number was not etched out. Everything from his birth place, military record, spouse 🙁 totally messed up.

  67. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    Izzy, do you have to get the BC from AK? Didn’t GINO just appoint a friend to that position, of being in charge of BC????

  68. InJuneau says:

    Isabella–WOW, what a family you have! Is your bro still in the USCG? Yeah, prob. best to get a BC in hand before you need one. When I needed a replacement a few years ago, it didn’t take too long to get, so you should be good to go soon. Isn’t the Stampede later in the summer? BTW, as an adult you now need a passport to cross the border too…

  69. Isabella says:

    “Dodging Cindy McCain is the last obstacle of BUDS’ Hell Week.”

    LOL.

  70. Isabella says:

    InJuneau “Isabella–do you not have a birth certificate for said kid(s)? Hm, they’re well on their way to being politicians then…”

    Lol, June.

    No joke my father was as anti government as one could be and still be considered sane. He did tried to get me not to document my sons birth. No birth record, certificate, my gosh loved the man more then anything but he drove ME crazy. I sincerely screwed my own taxes for my first several years as a teen working because he taught me nothing about filing returns.

    Currently we have moved around so much in the past three years from hotels, hospitals, etc…I don’t have one for my daughter nearby. I should probably send off for a copy now before I actually need it.

    My brother, several years ago had at least seven fake ID’s. Back when birth certificates could be obtained by anyone and were not stamped deceased…my brother would locate a child who passed by age one, send for the birth certificate then DMV an identification. One day riding with him he was pulled over, the same cop had him on another traffic violation a couple weeks earlier. My brother panicked told me not to speak or call him by name….too bad the cop relented when questioning his name being different from previous contact.

    A month or so later he was traveling to Canada to for something lost his wallet, freaked out cause he had all ID’s in his wallet. SMART HUH?Hehehehe, he came back home stressed for a long time until he found it snuggled in the care seat.

    And, no way…I do not support what he did….I stopped talking to him years ago. Scary, he made himself one of the highest ranking officers at the youngest age in the Coast Guard.

  71. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    samper Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    WOW! Post of the DAY! 🙂 Thanks, Pepperzmom!

    Also, thanks UK Lady for the definition. I thought it might be unique to the Pups, but I’ll google for more info.

    Whiney Ass is OH SO CORRECT!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    If you read the definition on urban dictionary it fits them “like a naughty red monkey”! 🙂

  72. samper says:

    WOW! Post of the DAY! 🙂 Thanks, Pepperzmom!

    Also, thanks UK Lady for the definition. I thought it might be unique to the Pups, but I’ll google for more info.

    Whiney Ass is OH SO CORRECT!

  73. InJuneau says:

    austintx–well, they can be awfully cute, dontcha know.

  74. austintx says:

    mlaiuppa Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 2:02 PM
    She’s in Coronado? Now?

    And she hasn’t even invited me over for brunch?

    Must have found out I voted for Obama.
    **************************************************
    Too busy drooling over SEALS……….

  75. mlaiuppa says:

    She’s in Coronado? Now?

    And she hasn’t even invited me over for brunch?

    Must have found out I voted for Obama.

  76. InJuneau says:

    Oh, that’s prob. true! Good ol’ Dr CBJ to the rescue1

  77. austintx says:

    226 InJuneau Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 1:28 PM
    Isabella–do you not have a birth certificate for said kid(s)? Hm, they’re well on their way to being politicians then…
    ****************************************************
    Contact Dr. CBJ , I’m sure she can whip one out for ya. Prolly let you put whatever on there also.too.

  78. InJuneau says:

    Say NO to Palin in Politics–heh, heh, heh… Well, if you’d seen what he looked like when he came out of prison, it might be clear why he had to go to a beauty salon to get that mop cut!

  79. califpat says:

    Just called Mara Frazier at (407) 245-5161 and talked Mrs. Frazier. I gave her my “what for” on GINO and told her she needed to do research on this lying, fraudulant, drama queen before taking such a drastic action. I told her that I have an extensive family and friends that frequent Olive Garden and that if they were pulling their ads from Letterman, we would no longer frequent their establishment. She was quick to tell me that they had not pulled their ads from Letterman and that their contract had run out. She said the wrong information was sent out and as we spoke, they correcting it, and letting people know that they had not pulled the ads.

  80. Say NO to Palin in Politics says:

    ha ha ha……..wonder if Scarah’s name came up, no doubt!

    still no comment from Scarah on this? or is it getting embarressing that the Obama administration is finding SO many flaws in the republican BUSH administration and exposing them.

    http://www.adn.com/news/politics/fbi/story/834421.html

    “Kohring, notorious for claiming poverty, said he mooched a free haircut this week from a friend at the Beehive Beauty Shop in Wasilla, the same place that helped Sarah Palin develop her “updo.” Kohring said he was so busy accepting lunch invitations and seeing visitors at home that he hasn’t had a chance yet to go fishing. When he does, he said, he’ll dipnet for salmon on the Copper River.”

  81. InJuneau says:

    Isabella–do you not have a birth certificate for said kid(s)? Hm, they’re well on their way to being politicians then…

  82. Canadian Neighbour says:

    Follow the countdown and launch of the Atlas 5 rocket carrying NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the LCROSS impactor experiment

    NASA not throwing in towel yet – but hard to see how they pull this rabbit out of the LH2 pipe. http://spaceflightnow.com
    12:31 AM Jun 17th from TwitterBerry

    Less than 4 minutes to launch

  83. PepperzMom (GA) says:

    219 samper Says: June 18th, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    It’s pretty ungracious to leave correspondence and gifts unopened. Wouldn’t Emily Post declare that Thank You notes are a MUST in this situation?

    SP would NEVER do anything against good and gracious manners and etiquette, now, would she?

    Post of the day, folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    🙂

  84. PepperzMom (GA) says:

    UPDATED: Olive Garden Denies Pulling Letterman Ads Over Palin Joke

    The Olive Garden tells the Christian Science Monitor that they have not pulled their ads from the Letterman show.

    “Information reported today by Andy Barr of Politico regarding Olive Garden’s advertising on the Late Show with David Letterman was erroneous. No authorized spokesperson for the company confirmed the information in his report,” said Olive Garden spokesman Rich Jeffers in an email to The Vote.

    “The Olive Garden media schedule is planned months in advance. The schedule for the Late Show with David Letterman was completed earlier this month. We take all guest concerns seriously. And, as always, we will factor those concerns in as we plan our advertising schedule in the future,” he continued.

  85. Cynamen Winter says:

    Samper ~ use “the google…” (it’s kinda funny!)

    😉

  86. otrplm says:

    If GINO is liable for those gifts, is it not stupid, to not find out what they are?
    just asking,seems rather foolish to me.

  87. samper says:

    It’s pretty ungracious to leave correspondence and gifts unopened. Wouldn’t Emily Post declare that Thank You notes are a MUST in this situation?

    SP would NEVER do anything against good and gracious manners and etiquette, now, would she?

  88. samper says:

    What does WATB stand for?

    I’m such an idiot sometimes!

  89. London Bridges says:

    The kippers caper carefully creates chaos!

    Sending a box of ripe tomatoes with a check for $150.01 on the bottom of the box will eliminate the alibi that it was not opened in the current year, though I’m not sure what the ruling would be if they alleged they tossed it in the back of Levi’s truck without ever opening it!

  90. PepperzMom (GA) says:

    85 EyeOnYou Says: June 18th, 2009 at 8:28 AM

    Palin has admitted that there are still boxes of letters & gifts (or mail as she calls it) going back to 2008 that remain unopened, and so they don’t consider them “received” until they are actually opened. This just astounds me because if she chooses not to run for Governor again, then she could conceivably just leave those “gifts” unopened until then and not have to claim them in any way, shape or form.

    Unfortunately, POSSESSION is the problem now. If these things are in her home/office, she can’t wait to report them. Simply not opening something doesn’t cut the mustard.. Also…what about postmarks on packages? Those would undoubtedly help nail the date(s) she failed to timely file her disclosure forms on “gifts”.

    ****
    Hmmm, sound like SP has been in touch with a certain German fox…hoarding stuff…for later…

    http://www.pawnation.com/2009/06/17/shoe-stealing-fox-is-busted-over-100-shoes-discovered-in-den/

    Shoe-Stealing Fox is Busted! Over 100 Shoes Discovered in Den

    “She’s a vixen with a shoe fetish.

    A female fox has been identified as the perpetrator of a year-long shoe-stealing scheme in the idyllic town of Föhren in the hills of western Germany. For months, residents had been noticing that their slippers, boots, and sneakers were mysteriously disappearing from their doorsteps and back porches.

    The case was cracked when a forestry worker stumbled upon an astonishing scene in the woods: dozens of shoes lay strewn on the forest floor surrounding a fox’s den. Even more were discovered inside!”

  91. the problem child says:

    @Eric-the-Bun,
    Would you have used the ADN to giftwrap those kippers?

  92. Say NO to Palin in Politics says:

    our federal tax stimulus dollars at work for Alaskan’s, thanks to that mean big evil government…… ps your welcome says a lower 48 tax payer…………shut up and sit down Scarah.

    http://www.adn.com/money/story/833414.html

  93. nswfm CA says:

    # 141 deist Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 9:52 AM

    Terpsichore:

    I looked into this myself a few months ago, and yes, apparently Palin could receive a 12,000 dollar gift from every man, woman and child in the U.S.

    If I did my math correctly, that would amount to about 4 trillion dollars that Palin could receive tax free. I’m not sure if people elsewhere in the world could jump on the bandwagon too.

    Because of Alaska’s gift laws, the Department of Law may choose to not allow this, but on the other hand perhaps they’d say it is o.k. . . .

    Ironically she’s not having huge success with her PAC’s fundraising. Suffice it to say she’s not getting trillions of dollars.
    ________
    I’m not going to send her anything, so please take my money out of that calculation.

    Her opponents, that’s another story.

  94. Isabella says:

    LOL, Eric.

  95. Say NO to Palin in Politics says:

    did ya see this? Scarah’s using big gov. Fed money. Isn’t that kinda wasteful, tying up our hard earned tax dollars on a gas line to nowhere? me thinks, Scarah is now beholden to Lisa, eh?

    http://www.adn.com/money/industries/oil/pipeline/story/834955.html

    “But the bill also includes a number of Alaska-friendly provisions added by Murkowski, including one allowing the builders of the proposed natural gas pipeline to access the federal financing bank — money that’s available at a cheap rate close to the federal government’s cost of borrowing. It also increases from $18 to $30 billion the amount of loans the federal government will guarantee for the project.”

  96. Isabella says:

    Funny how the one Palin, maniacs are tormenting the other site that the queen likes them more for being doing the fundraising thingy. Where’s the love, LMAO!!!

  97. Canadian Neighbour says:

    Eric-the-Bun
    Hindsight is marvellous – had I known this would happen, I would have sent them some christmas kippers

    Excellent one. Made me retch but still a Good One!!

  98. Eric-the-Bun says:

    “n Sarah’s mailroom, there’s 87 boxes — big boxes of mail that haven’t even been opened. I’ve been answering letters all day, all week. We figure there’s over a hundred thousand pieces here. And we’ll never get it done. We’re just inundated.”

    Hindsight is marvellous – had I known this would happen, I would have sent them some christmas kippers 🙁

  99. Say NO to Palin in Politics says:

    and why do I get the idea no one can trust Scarah’s word on safe and responsible mining practices.

    Redcorp Ventures Ltd. and a subsidiary, Redfern Resources, had planned to clean up acid leaking from the 1950s-era Tulsequah Chief mine as it redeveloped the site. Why did it take CANADA to order a clean up in Alaska?

    and note how long this has been going on since the 1990’s also note that it is hurting salmon fishing, and note what a company say’s when they conveniently go under. The environment and humans are the one’s left holding the toxic bag, the damage is done. Now, was that worth $ and jobs? Look at Libby, MT.

    http://www.adn.com/money/industries/mining/story/813098.html

    “The company is now insolvent and redevelopment has been halted but regulators in Canada have ordered Redcorp to clean up the acid.

    Canadian federal regulators since 1990 have known that water samples from the mine’s drainage were toxic to fish.”

  100. Isabella says:

    Canadian “Red Lobster”

    Does Red Lobster still have those cheddar biscuit? We stopped going when we moved to Alaska, haven’t been since back in the lower 48. Never muched like the place otherwise.

  101. mlaiuppa says:

    “The Olive Garden media schedule is planned months in advance. The schedule for the Late Show with David Letterman was completed earlier this month. We take all guest concerns seriously. And, as always, we will factor those concerns in as we plan our advertising schedule in the future,” he continued.

    It could very well be Embassy suites in is the same. The contract was up.

    Advertisers don’t advertise on the same shows forever. It gets old and ineffective. They rotate around. I’m sure even more with the economy bad and their budgets tight.

    Now who would be promoting that these companies pulled their advertising because of Letterman’s jokes? Could it be the same people that counted the number of protesters as 50 rather than 15? (Although if you read it carefully, they say 50 people were there; they didn’t specify that 35 of them were there as media reporting on the 15 that were there to protest. You really have to watch the fine print with the wingnuts.)

  102. mlaiuppa says:

    Oh, boy. More nails in Palin’s coffin.

    You don’t mess with the IRS. And she isn’t going to be able to WATB her way out of this one.

  103. CO almost native says:

    Regarding any checks and/or cash gifts to Palin: Once they are received via USPS or other service, they are considered hers by the IRS; it doesn’t matter if she didn’t open the letters- the sender has already claimed the donation to her.
    She can put them anywhere she pleases, but they are still gifts- unless Palin sends them back, and requests the donor rewrite a check to a charity/nonprofit, in her name. The donation then goes to the check writer. The IRS is very strict on this- Palin has to claim the gifts for tax purposes, then she can reduce her tax burden by making a charitable donation (and no, her PAC or Legal Trust does not qualify).

    I hope Alaska is strict also, and doesn’t roll over and play dead (sorry, Watson).

  104. Say NO to Palin in Politics says:

    why do I get the feeling Scarah and her new AG are very pro pebble mine.

    http://www.adn.com/money/industries/mining/story/826813.html

    “The investigator also suggested that the state attorney general open a criminal investigation.

    Gillam told APOC he’s done nothing wrong.

    “I have opposed the Pebble Mine,” he said in sworn testimony on May 28. “I will continue to do so, and I am absolutely convinced that we followed the law. We followed your rules. We filed on time, and we did it the way it should be done.”

  105. Canadian Neighbour says:

    Olive Garden is part of Darden Concepts, Inc which includes several other restaurant brands including Bahama Breeze, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Seasons 52 and The Capital Grille.

    For more information and to contact the parent corporation, here’s their website.
    http://www.dardenrestaurants.com/locator.asp

  106. Isabella says:

    mlaiuppa “Embassy Suites and Olive Garden. Oh, that is so going to hurt David Letterman. Could be they’re just tightening their advertising budget and using this as a way to score points.”

    Didn’t I read here return Emails from Embassy, to concerned Mudpups, say they did not pull ads in protest they have advertisements as publicity in rotation and the time came to promote elsewhere?

  107. mlaiuppa says:

    And oh look:

    “The Olive Garden media schedule is planned months in advance. The schedule for the Late Show with David Letterman was completed earlier this month. We take all guest concerns seriously. And, as always, we will factor those concerns in as we plan our advertising schedule in the future,” he continued.

    So, seems I was right. The contract was finished before the brouhaha. Whether they advertise or not will have more to do with their budget and returns. With Letterman’s viewership UP, that’s more exposure.

  108. mlaiuppa says:

    If she hasn’t cashed them, they are not income.

    She may have difficulty redirecting them if they are addressed personally to her. She can’t simply sign them and then put them in her PAC. They would have to be addressed to the PAC.

    If they are addressed to her, she should have sent them back so the person can either void them and write a new check to the PAC…or keep the money to buy food due to the downturn in the economy.

    Embassy Suites and Olive Garden. Oh, that is so going to hurt David Letterman. Could be they’re just tightening their advertising budget and using this as a way to score points.

    The Embassy Suites was only advertising on the CBS website. I have no idea where Olive Garden ads are. I’ve never seen them on Letterman. But then, I’ve only recently begun taping. I’m sure there are plenty of other restaurants ready to step in to fill the void.

  109. Isabella says:

    ANYONE else freakin bored?

  110. Isabella says:

    InJuneau “Isabella–I believe you need either a passport (or the new passport card) or a birth certificate. If you’re going alone (w/o the other parent), you may also need a note from the other parent saying you have permission to be taking said child into Canada (this is to prevent child nappings by non-custodial parents).”

    Oh, that is a lot of effort 🙂 I saw an advertisement on Hotmail, for the Calgary Stampede, coming. Looks pretty cool.

  111. Isabella says:

    I was sent to a automated recording, that does not take feedback.

    Mara, poor chick is like, drained from phone calls.

  112. Isabella says:

    Olive Garden Media
    Relations Contact

    Mara Frazier
    Manager, Media Relations
    (407) 245-5161

    CALLING and the LINE IS BUSY. Anyone else, tell them off. One caller to them is like 10,000 who do not call.

    BTW, big stance they are only pulling ads for the remainder of the year. Keck, sounds more like a publicity ploy in bad economic times then anything else.

  113. Canadian Neighbour says:

    Olive Garden pulls letterman ads.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/18/olive-garden-pulls-letter_n_217534.html

    First comment I read:
    I’m just happy I live near REAL Italian Restaurants.

    I agree having been sick after OG

  114. karen says:

    The Olive Garden has announced it’s pulling it’s ads from David Letterman’s show to protest his joke. Why not let them know how you feel about their support for SP.

    https://www.olivegarden.com/company/contact_us/

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/18/olive-garden-pulls-letter_n_217534.html

  115. InJuneau says:

    Isabella–I believe you need either a passport (or the new passport card) or a birth certificate. If you’re going alone (w/o the other parent), you may also need a note from the other parent saying you have permission to be taking said child into Canada (this is to prevent child nappings by non-custodial parents).

  116. here_in_PA says:

    @ mmboucher Florida, post #186. I do recall reading an article about the uncashed checks. If I recall correctly, she was hanging on to them trying to decide which was the right way to donated them to the haraS PAC. IMO, if she didn’t want to report them, she should have sent them bact to the people that wrote them. They were big amounts too. I wonder if they went to her legal defense fund.

  117. austintx says:

    Closet Mudpup

    Ya busted me…….I was being a goofball………..

  118. Isabella says:

    What do you need for documentation for a child under 18 to cross Canadian border?

  119. here_in_PA says:

    LOL, you forgot to mention the scrubbing of comments in the local online newspaper in the story. It’s hilarious, lastnight I went to read the comments and they were all blocked out except for 2 commenters comments. Then today I went there and the deleted comments, you were able to read and the 2 commenters from last night were deleted all together. What is going on there? Looks like an internal battle at ADN.

  120. TX Lisa says:

    MK asked if there was anything she should know about….

    I think the recent statement by former Gov. Wally Hickel is news that should be shared:

    “Because of her national ambitions, she is promoting an agenda that will allow Outside corporations to dominate Alaska’s resources, including our energy and the jobs it provides.

    Over my objection, the Governor negotiated a contract last year with TransCanada under AGIA, supported by the legislature, that will now provide ExxonMobil Corporation with half of $500 million of state funds.”

    The theopalinism blog lays out his current statement and notes that Hickel supported Palin 3 years ago, but now has changed his tune…..

    http://www.theopalinism.com/blog/?p=596

  121. mmboucher Florida says:

    Does anyone remember when Gino said she had several checks sent to her that she hadn’t cashed yet, does this mean if she hasn’t cashed them yet she doesn’t owe taxes on them? I hope the IRS is keeping track of her checking account!

  122. honestyinGov says:

    Another Palin/Letterman opinion story on the Huffpo as well.

    The author thinks Palin has taken the role of ” the BAD B**cH “.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vanessa-richmond/sarah-palins-lesson-on-go_b_216985.html

  123. otrplm says:

    the IRS went back 10 yr’s on me.

  124. Isabella says:

    First, Begich, compliments Palin, on the pipeline deal and now French is standing with a smile in the same room getting his bill passed.

    Did these two sell out?

    We read AKM’s how to get a bill signed, the “Politics”, behind the politics. Two known adversaries, rubbing one another the right way suddenly, for the good of the public when in the past they fought like spoiled children playing keep away with the ball? Something is NOT RIGHT.

    “Governor Sarah Palin today signed legislation that will help reduce the rate of child injuries due to auto accidents. Senate Bill 72, sponsored by Senator Hollis French”
    http://www.gov.state.ak.us/news.php?id=1916

  125. mlaiuppa says:

    No. For an audit they can go back farther. I think…8 years. But I believe there are exceptions. For instance, if they found GINO’s and Todd’s IRS returns were fraudulent for the last 8 years, I believe they can go back farther.

  126. London Bridges says:

    There may be no statute of limitations for fraud.

  127. Canadian Neighbour says:

    the problem child Says:
    Oh, I just found the 2007 taxes for Toddy. http://media.adn.com/smedia/2008/10/03/13/2007TaxForms_Palin.source.prod_affiliate.7.pdf

    Interesting find. Doesn’t appear to be anything worth what should probably be 2 machines — A racing one and a training one

  128. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    Dr. Chill, good one 😉
    I heard it was 7 years that they can go back. But who knows? If they have cause?

  129. otrplm says:

    The I>R>S> can go back 10 yr’s.

  130. Nan says:

    new thread – re Arctic Cat

  131. austintx says:

    Arctic Cat is publicly traded , so maybe start working it from the other end……….

  132. austintx says:

    169 the problem child Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 10:49 AM
    Oh, I just found the 2007 taxes for Toddy. http://media.adn.com/smedia/2008/10/03/13/2007TaxForms_Palin.source.prod_affiliate.7.pdf
    *****************************************************
    Scanned very quickly and noticed he claimed only 192.00 for Gear. Pf-f-f-t………that ain’t squat , relatively speaking. They gave him an awful lot of gear then………

  133. Nan says:

    Isabella,
    Sullivan as AG may well be a plant (okay, IS), but who’s the one who planted him? It could be the oil interests, it could also be the GOP, “Joel’s Army”, – shoot, it could be Cheney, for all I know. Or any combination of the above.

    Of course she’s not going to rattle the good ol’ boys club; its the only one she knows how to behave in (wink wink).

    Re IRS. I once asked the IRS how long until I could contest the return my ex filed our last year of marriage. They told me the “deadline” was three years as they didn’t go farther back than that. Is three years the deadline for an audit, too?

  134. DrChill says:

    ADN is reporting Palin doesn’t want to disclose the Arctic cat discount Todd got. Shes written a letter asking for an exemption.
    http://community.adn.com/adn/node/141849

    Why ?

    Palin explains that if you take the retail price, then subtract the discount, then you get the manufacturer’s cost, and we promised not to reveal that.

    So, if she reveals the discount, then applies the formula she just told everybody about, then anyone can figure out the secret they promised not to reveal.

    So I’ve decided to write a “Palin Exemption Letter ” to the IRS.

    Dear IRS

    I request not to reveal my income this year because my Income minus 37263 is an amount of money I paid to Rod Blagojevich, and I promised him I would not reveal that.

    I value my promise to Rod Blagojevich more than I want to reveal my income to you.

    So, I’d appreciate it if we could just skip it this year.

    Thanks,
    DrChill

  135. honestyinGov says:

    Maybe THIS ….is what is clouding Palins judgement as well.

    She has always wanted to form her own Party as well… here is her chance.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-borowitz/ensign-hours-spent-on-tan_b_217254.html

  136. Lori in Los Angeles says:

    Rebekkah – You are right about Dobson (Christian Ministries) and Coale (Scientology). They think (thought?) SP could be manipulated to do their bidding (due to her lack of substance, her lack of smarts, and her vanity) – BUT – GINO’s personality is coming out big time. She is a drama queen, who thrives on tabloid coverage. She creates major negative DRAMA wherever she goes. This will not do! She will “go all rogue” on them,” and her instability is playing out for them to see. I think even they will distance themelves. If only she had been able to portray some semblance of mental stability, she would have been a very useful idiot (due to her “charisma”).

  137. Closet Mudpup says:

    austintx

    I recall seeing postcards of these guys (see link) as far back as the fifties. Also, growing up in Idaho, there were postcards showing trainloads of Idaho potatoes – with each potato taking up an entire flatcar. Photoshop makes it easy, but there were people who were amazing with darkroom techniques.

    http://images.google.com/images?q=jackalope&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=dYw6SomVDZH4MM_r0a8F&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title

  138. Canadian Neighbour says:

    Headed to Ft. Rich for great event honoring Army’s non-commissioned officers & to present proc, sign SJR 17 naming 2009 as “Yr of the NCO

    Here’s her twitter activity posted an hour ago.

  139. honestyinGov says:

    While this most recent Artic Cat story has already taken away from the hypocrisy of Palins statements about how she ‘stands up for women’… I wish someone would keep her record on that matter at the front of the discussion as well.

    I saw someone using a pic of Lyda Green as their gravitar and the ADN name was Lyda Green as well. Don’t know if this is truly her.
    One of the blogs should do an interview (if she would do it ) or story and go over GINO’s on air Radio conduct. Where is Lyda’s apology GINO..? You had Two last week from Letterman. Lyda is waiting……

  140. Canadian Neighbour says:

    austintx Says:

    We’re overdue for Chuckie to pop off about something. Where is he ??

    Reading your message – The Chuckie you are referring to is not the one that came to my mind!!!

    I’m just glad you didn’t have a link that when clicked on, it jumped out at you!!

  141. Isabella says:

    rebekkah “Am still wondering though, why her slippery Teflon-ness keeps her from being exposed so far.” “SP seems to have powerful people in her company (James Coale) (Malek), that could suceed in luring her, enticing her to do their bidding. A woman with a lot of vanity and pride, who is extremely ambitious can be a wonderful stooge to be used by these puppeteers.”

    I believe the ax is falling as we speak. (Crossing fingers and toes) GOP is in a downward spiral and until Palin, proved last week without a doubt she is uncontrollable with an unstable base there was hope she could draw voters and their money to the party.

    I am curious about the new A. G. He is without question a plant. I am betting for the pipeline deal to get pushed through since Palin’s frauds will deter the contract with investigations.

    Did you notice the original request for Palin, to produce a contract was sent April 29th, yet she just responded, June 15th? She seemed to have gotten away without any reply until this blow out in New York. She fcks up big time & all the sudden there is a new Attorney General along with a demand for disclosure. Makes one hopeful.

  142. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    austintx Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    This picture is WAY before photoshop was invented………
    http://urod.ru/uploads/062009/Hunter_02.jpg
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    WTF????Where did you find that Austin?? Man can you imagine seeing THAT outside your window??

  143. mlaiuppa says:

    Yes, you are allowed to accept a “gift”, but I think there are some strings on it.

    It can’t be a ‘business’ gift that recurs every year. Because that’s income. The gift exemption is supposed to be for family giving to family or friends. Todd is essentially an employee and he’s receiving goods for services in lieu of a paycheck.

    But more than that….as per the article quoted; Todd Palin receives much more than $12,000 in value from Arctic Cat. Now, if there’s a back door deal that Arctic Cat says they only give him $12,000 and that IRS form says that…..it’s FRAUD. And Arctic Cat would be part of the Palin Fraud conspiracy.

    Now that could be juicy.

    As to this “unreceived” mail, where is it? In garbage bags in the basement? Bwa ha ha!

  144. SameOld says:

    @Cynamen Winter Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    Add to that those who have been diligently trying to cover-up all these “misdoings” for All the many years… which clearly makes them complicit.
    <<<<<<<
    And that is why a fixer was needed. Actually it is a shame WAR wasn’t selected, Her nightmare would have been SO MUCH bigger. She would have gone wild with the vindictiveness. Theater of the absurd!

  145. LiladyNY says:

    I believe she’s looking for someone who will rubber-stamp her wishes to drill in ANWR and to “progress” the TransCanada pipeline.

    http://www.state.gov/outofdate/bios/67659.htm

    Daniel S. Sullivan served as Assistant Secretary for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs under former President Bush until the inauguration of President Obama this year. He is in favor of drilling for oil and natural gas in the Arctic as well as favors a partnership with the Canadians for a pipeline.

    http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/110/sul073108.pdf – Testimony of Daniel S. Sullivan on “Energy Issues in the Western Hemisphere”, July 31, 2008.

  146. austintx says:

    “That’s one hell of an act you’ve got there. What do you call it?”
    http://imgur.com/MIf0G.jpg

  147. Cassie Jeep Pike Palin says:

    Potus and V-Potus candidates can not be from the same state. (See info on why Cheney claimed Wyoming as his home in order to run, even though he had most recently voted in Texas. )

    I don’t know about Sullivan, but I’m pretty sure Scarah would not leave AK.

    Re: sponsorship perks: AK has no state income tax, so it is only an IRS issue. It matters not whether Scarah was in government or not, it is still taxable income. Her government service is only an issue from the “financial disclosure” requirements. I think the IRS would simply nail them on the issue of gifts.

  148. mlaiuppa says:

    Yes, for the ethics complaints the years of Arctic Cat stuff would only apply for the years she was in office.

    But that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about this little ethics complaint revealing that the Palins have not disclosed this “income” on their Federal Tax Returns for perhaps 16 years. That’s an Internal Revenue matter. And it won’t be just for her years as Governor. They’ll go back as far as they like. And it could get messy.

    As for “if its not opened it’s not received” that is utter B.S. Ask Fed Ex, UPS or the United States Postal Service when a package or piece of mail is “received”. It’s when it’s delivered.

    And if she sits on any letters with checks in them until after she’s out of office, she won’t be able to cash those checks. They’ll have voided out as being too old. I think 6 months is the limit.

  149. LiladyNY says:

    Pope Hill Racing is for motocross, but I don’t think that’s too far removed from snowmobile racing. Arctic Cat went on board as one of their sponsors in the 90s. I should think Arctic Cat sponsorship pretty much follows along these lines.

    Sponsors make Pope Hill Racing possible! With the support of our sponsors, we are able to help our riders by purchasing practice time at area tracks, provide Pope Hill Racing Team Apparel, pay entry fees to events, and assist in finding additional sponsorships to help defray the costs of motocross racing. In return, our sponsors get a tremendous amount of exposure at the track through our Team Banners, stickers on our machines, presence on our website, and promotional visits by the team members themselves. A visit by our very successful team members can be a great way to bring traffic to a location. Members come in full race gear and sign autographed pictures, display their bikes and quads, and give demonstration rides as space is available at the location. Members also talk about the sport of motocross racing, and promote safety to other riders.

  150. rebekkah says:

    Isabella; all true points you made. Am still wondering though, why her slippery Teflon-ness keeps her from being exposed so far. With James Dobson, and others who have clout in Washington, that protect her via legal defense team (affiliated with James Dobson Ministries? not sure), SP seems to have powerful people in her company (James Coale) (Malek), that could suceed in luring her, enticing her to do their bidding. A woman with a lot of vanity and pride, who is extremely ambitious can be a wonderful stooge to be used by these puppeteers. She can be their Yes girl, while they dangle a carrot on a string promising her the moon.

    And, if she has no common sense, could fall right into the trap. It appears she’s not really a woman who wants to break the Big Boys Club. Her wealthy sham advisers, like sly foxes, can promise her anything she wants to hear, but what she might not know is that they really have her on their leash. Pitbull with lipstick on a leash, handled the the Pitbull whisperers. My 2 cents for the day.

  151. Isabella says:

    austintx “This picture is WAY before photoshop was invented”

    Freakin w t f?

  152. Cynamen Winter says:

    @SameOld…

    “Because she probably has serious tax liabilities all over the place and a trail of deliberate failures that can be documented…”
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Add to that those who have been diligently trying to cover-up all these “misdoings” for All the many years… which clearly makes them complicit.

  153. Isabella says:

    austintx “We’re overdue for Chuckie to pop off about something. Where is he ??”

    Pretty darn bad when your own dad sells your story to a tabloid.

  154. deist says:

    If she doesn’t run again for governor, I wonder if she’ll claim she can accept these gifts when she’s no longer governor.

  155. austintx says:

    This picture is WAY before photoshop was invented………
    http://urod.ru/uploads/062009/Hunter_02.jpg

  156. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    austintx Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    We’re overdue for Chuckie to pop off about something. Where is he ??
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Probably muzzled! 😀 What was his last statement…about Levi being a “deadbeat Dad” “get a job and buy some diapers” heh! That was right before Levi got REX 😀
    Keep talking gramps!

  157. Terpsichore says:

    Well, for what it’s worth, I remember when Gov. Charlie Crist got married last year, it was all over the news that he specifically stated “Nobody send gifts!”. I got the impression it was actually illegal in Fla. for him to accept them (which I understand politically, but thought was kinda sad personally) but even if it were just a matter of having to account for them and then pay tax on the value, sounds like too much of a chore to me.

    Mr. and Mrs. Crist are not huring for money. They can buy their own knife set.

    Speaking of taxes, I wonder if Levi, Bristol and Sarah/Todd Palin have filed their taxes for 2008 yet, or if they filed for an extension (like I did)?

    I wonder where Tripp as dependent child is going to show up?

  158. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    Eye on You-
    We figure there’s over a hundred thousand pieces here. And we’ll never get it done. We’re just inundated.
    That’s a hell of a lot of Grift!!!!!
    All this need to be packed up and sent to IRS.

  159. Isabella says:

    Lori in Los Angeles “For those who say that the reason Palin will not run for Governor in 2010 because she cannot get re-elected: Think back to last night. Think of the sea of red shirts. That is her base, and they are plentiful. They would happily vote the GINO back in – in the name of Jesus, amen.”

    How many of them were from out of state?

    Obama damn near took Alaska. Had there been three more weeks to learn of Palin’s, frauds, he would have.

  160. austintx says:

    We’re overdue for Chuckie to pop off about something. Where is he ??

  161. Cynamen Winter says:

    Iabella says:

    “By 2010 her ass, which is already getting dragged down by gravity and sinning will be even lower and without her money maker shaking down the pockets of creepy old guys she is nothing.”
    ———————–
    Now THAT is hilarious ~ and nothin’ but the truth! That is probably why she had to dredge up the Letterman fodder for her book sales…
    😉

  162. InJuneau says:

    EyeOnYou–Thank you for finding that. I knew I’d read that rubbish; I just couldn’t remember where!

  163. EyeOnYou says:

    Heh, I’d forgotten about this….

    Grandpa Chuck Heath, 70, says his hope is for a “happy, healthy kid” — one who will follow along in the footsteps of this very outdoorsy, churchgoing family. He spoke with Grandparents.com about his daughter, Sarah, the impending arrival of his new great-grandson, and the whirlwind life that descended on the family during the campaign.

    Grandparents.com: How’s the family getting ready?

    Chuck Heath: For Bristol’s baby? Oh, I don’t know. [There’s] all kinds of gifts laying around the place — all kinds of baby stuff. I’m in a room right now just full of baby stuff — more than she’ll ever use.

    GP: From all over the country?

    CH: All over the world. I’d say a half-dozen foreign countries. In Sarah’s mailroom, there’s 87 boxes — big boxes of mail that haven’t even been opened. I’ve been answering letters all day, all week. We figure there’s over a hundred thousand pieces here. And we’ll never get it done. We’re just inundated.

    http://www.grandparents.com/gp/content/newsoftheday/news/article/a-chat-with-sarah-palins-dad.html

  164. Lori in Los Angeles says:

    For those who say that the reason Palin will not run for Governor in 2010 because she cannot get re-elected: Think back to last night. Think of the sea of red shirts. That is her base, and they are plentiful. They would happily vote the GINO back in – in the name of Jesus, amen.

  165. deist says:

    Terpsichore:

    I looked into this myself a few months ago, and yes, apparently Palin could receive a 12,000 dollar gift from every man, woman and child in the U.S.

    If I did my math correctly, that would amount to about 4 trillion dollars that Palin could receive tax free. I’m not sure if people elsewhere in the world could jump on the bandwagon too.

    Because of Alaska’s gift laws, the Department of Law may choose to not allow this, but on the other hand perhaps they’d say it is o.k. . . .

    Ironically she’s not having huge success with her PAC’s fundraising. Suffice it to say she’s not getting trillions of dollars.

  166. InJuneau says:

    Terpsichore–actually, there is a provision in the Gift Tax laws that allows one person to give another up to $12,000 without the receiver having to pay taxes on it. It may just be for money gifts though, which is why the Alaska Fund Trust language was written the way it was to allow any of the family members to get that much out without consequences. I don’t think (though don’t know for sure) that the provision allows for that much in tangible gifts to be tax-free.

  167. ds55 says:

    @ deist: The church/tax exemption question was raised back when Pres. Obama had controversy with his pastor. Repubs wanted to put the church under investigation saying they were campaigning from the pulpit.

  168. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    Terpsichore Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 9:40 AM

    I have Scrambled Brain from just going over at the IRS website (nicely organized I think, BTW) and reading about Gift Taxes.

    On the one hand, they say that, with a few exceptions which seemed reasonable to me, yes, you must declare the value of gifts you recieve as taxable income.

    HOWEVER, they allow have this “Annual Exclusion” table, which seems to say that any one entity, in 2008, could have given me $12,000 as a gift and I could ‘exclude’ it.

    BUT that makes no sense to me. I cannot believe for a minute our Feds would allow, say, 10 rich people to give me $12,000 each and I would not have to pay a penny in tax on it. I must be misunderstanding something.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Also that’s IRS laws for the “Rest of us” She is Governor, here we get backs to ethics and gifts 🙂 and gifts given to the “First family”

  169. InJuneau says:

    Isabella–I do believe some of those were piling up at GINO’s house, and there was supposedly another big pile at her parents’ house, where I think BP was staying over the fall while everyone else was off campaigning. I recall some quote from GINO’s father about how there were just boxes and boxes of gifts piling up for the little one.

  170. deist says:

    Here is a question:

    At the Assembly meeting I heard someone else talking about separation of church and state. Made me wonder some things:

    1. Are some churches becoming organized political advocacy organizations?

    2. If churches have become organized political advocacy organizations, should they be subjected to oversight from APOC and/ or the federal government?

    3. Should churches be allowed to use their tax free income and other tax exemptions to fund and facilitate organized political advocacy?

    4. Should churches involved in organized political advocacy continue to retain tax exempt status?

    I regard some local “ministers” in Anchorage to be political activists first, clerics second. I wonder if their churches have become, primarily, political organizations. Who pays for the busses? Who pays for the printing of signs or t-shirts? Do the churches provide the email communications infrastructure to mobilize people? Are tax free congregational tithes paying for this stuff?

  171. Greytdog Δ says:

    crystalwolf aka caligrl Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 9:25 AM

    Another dog story:
    Trakr Cloned. No, It’s Not One of Sarah Palin’s Kids
    http://reason.com/blog/show/134204.html

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Oh jeez! i just spewed coffee onto the monitor!!!!! ROFLAMO!!!!

  172. Terpsichore says:

    I have Scrambled Brain from just going over at the IRS website (nicely organized I think, BTW) and reading about Gift Taxes.

    On the one hand, they say that, with a few exceptions which seemed reasonable to me, yes, you must declare the value of gifts you recieve as taxable income.

    HOWEVER, they allow have this “Annual Exclusion” table, which seems to say that any one entity, in 2008, could have given me $12,000 as a gift and I could ‘exclude’ it.

    BUT that makes no sense to me. I cannot believe for a minute our Feds would allow, say, 10 rich people to give me $12,000 each and I would not have to pay a penny in tax on it. I must be misunderstanding something.

    But even if that is so, it is highly likely that for at least some of the last 16 years, especially the years since Sarah became mayor and increasingly as she made her way to the Governor’s seat, that Arctic Cat has gifted in excess of that $12,000, and I don’t know that we’ve seen any evidence that that gift amount (whatever is in excess of $12,000) has been reported as income on their tax returns.

    I also thought I read that if you are the gifter, ang you gift inexcess of the Annual Exclusion, you are supposed to file a form with the IRS.

    Like I say, I could be mistaken, brain needs time to descramble.

  173. ds55 says:

    Can you pull up the old tax records online using the Internet Archives “Wayback Machine”?

    http://www.archive.org/index.php

  174. SameOld says:

    Sullivan is a business fixer not a politician. He is there to protect business interests (oil, gas, mining) Sarah was/is screwing up through stupidity and greed. Her ineptitude is shining light on things that “the powers that be” want hidden. Because she probably has serious tax liabilities all over the place and a trail of deliberate failures that can be documented (e.g., river breakup, winter fuel and food in the villages), she can’t afford to run.

    So Sullivan is there to clean up and control while Sarah tries to become a celebrity instead of a politician.

  175. Isabella says:

    Cynamen Winter “Are we to believe for one moment that the grifters have allowed ‘unopened’ pkgs and gifts to remain unopened?”

    Where are these boxes and boxes supposedly being stored at?

  176. Nan says:

    What a shame that such a beautiful state has to nit pick on such petty things when there are real issues that need addressing. Has anyone heard anything from SP about the declared disaster area? Anything of substance, that is.

    Have any funds been set up to help deal with the appalling domestic violence in Alaska? Or women’s health – oh, that’s right, the head of that was fired by Palin and announced while she was out of state (before the Letterman kerfuffle).

    My husband has said “She’s not going anywhere, no worry there” but he’s off base. She will be a worry until the light of day can fully shine on her shenanigans and she is declawed and defanged.
    You guys really got a “prize” with this one. I’m so sorry.

  177. Isabella says:

    rebekkah “the Republican “players” are repositioning Gov. Palin possibly to Washington after her governorship is over in 2010”

    That might be what they are telling her so she will let go of the reigns but there is no freakin way with her, “Baggage”, she is worth the risk. They have seen her unable to speak with any authority, her fundraiser this week alone is showing she is not reliable to bring in the moola nor after the protest are her supposed base fanatics willing to walk the walk in support.

    By 2010 her ass, which is already getting dragged down by gravity and sinning will be even lower and without her money maker shaking down the pockets of creepy old guys she is nothing.

    There is at least one affair, certain tax evasion, another potential unwed teen pregnancy and a nasty personality lurking which at any moment could distract a bid in 2012 for the GOP….Lol, she is already out and doesn’t know it.

  178. Cynamen Winter says:

    EyeonYou says, in regards to the ‘alleged’ unopened mail items “received”:

    Sort it out, separate what is related to the PAC side of things and what is related to her Governor role and then claim it all as is needed, and go from there. Either way, to allow it to sit there is wrong and is a deliberate attempt to game the system.
    ————————————–
    Are we to believe for one moment that the grifters have allowed ‘unopened’ pkgs and gifts to remain unopened? Come on now… can someone with a backbone please stand up! (and that also goes doubly for the still missing email disclosures).

    Keep a close eye on ’em…

  179. honestyinGov says:

    The ADN story and most of the comments on it (before the sea of peers made them vanish ) talked about the cost of the machines and that is what GINO wants to emphasize. Proprietary info etc… blah blah blah. The INITIAL cost.

    But in the SI story ” SHE “…revealed she (or her Family ) gets last years model after the races… the hand me downs. Each year there is a hand me down that replaces LAST years hand me down.
    THIS happened for 16 YEARS! (32 machines) Who bought them..?

    How did they get rid of the previous years hand me down. Where was it sold… and who bought it? If it is ‘sold’.. it is income. Is it listed on the return as income. Only the IRS knows.
    If you are selling two used machines EVERY year for SIXTEEN years.. THAT is a lot of money.
    Does He give them away… not likely. It sure would be nice to interview one of these people (32 machines—maybe 32 owners ?)who bought one of Todds machines to see what they paid for one. See if the same amount is listed as ‘ income ‘ for that year on the return.
    Gryphen may need to do some local interviews around town… How about it Gryph…? Maybe “Tank”.. could tag along or help out.

  180. InJuneau says:

    And an interesting look at the NG pipeline/tar sands issue: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-brune/palins-pipeline-from-hell_b_216353.html

    There’s a stealth dirty oil mega-project sneaking into the United States. It’s arriving piece by piece, pipeline by pipeline, refinery by refinery, and permit by permit — but it’s a singularly immense monstrosity conceived by Big Oil. It’s called the Canadian Tar Sands, or as the oil industry prefers, Canadian Oil Sands.

    And it’s being brought to you by Sarah Palin and ExxonMobil.

  181. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    Another dog story:
    Trakr Cloned. No, It’s Not One of Sarah Palin’s Kids
    http://reason.com/blog/show/134204.html

  182. InJuneau says:

    Oy, aren’t you glad you aren’t this woman? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/17/colorado-bear-happily-inv_n_217000.html

    GRANBY, Colo. — A western Colorado woman said a “very graceful, very calm” bear crawled into her house through a pet door, ate a bowl of dog food, uprooted some herbs in pots and then left after about 10 minutes. Brenda Freeman said the encounter occurred Saturday at her and her husband’s home.

  183. InJuneau says:

    Interesting article, which SHOULD have some bearing for Anchorage, though it prob. won’t: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/17/canadian-city-will-stop-d_n_216904.html

    SEATTLE — For years, the British Columbia capital of Victoria has dumped tens of millions of gallons of raw sewage every day into the waters separating Washington state and Vancouver Island.

    The resulting bad publicity stood in contrast to the city of prim and proper homes, shops, gardens and tea rooms worthy of its royal namesake. Victoria promotes itself as a tourist center, a gateway to the wild forests and rugged marine coast of Vancouver Island.

    But leaders of both Victoria and Vancouver, 70 miles away, hope the political tension caused by the sewage will be solved as Vancouver prepares to host the 2010 Winter Olympics.

    Regional politicians last week approved a $1.2 billion plan to build four treatment plants to handle about 34 million gallons of raw sewage that Victoria and six suburbs pump into the Strait of Juan de Fuca each day. The strait separates the island from Washington’s Olympic Peninsula and leads to Puget Sound. The city and suburbs are home to about 300,000 people.

  184. rebekkah says:

    I have no clue about how Washington politics works. But am sure there’s lots of wheeling and dealing, especially from strongholds like Texas. One possibility of why the new AG Sullivan was named is that he is a contender for nominee for President 2012, and the Republican “players” are repositioning Gov. Palin possibly to Washington after her governorship is over in 2010. They may already have a job lined up for her, like Coordinator for Pacs or something….. possibly to add icing on the cakes of the real contenders. And, she would be the PR pretty face who introduces the contenders on stage and revs up the crowds.

    Then, as I’ve heard others commenters say, Republican party would ensure she was selected as the popular guy’s VP. Just a theory that popped into my head.

  185. Isabella says:

    EyeOnYou “I would just like to point out that Palin claimed that the coat she wore at the Iron Dog was given to Scott Davis, and he in turn gave it to her after his wife embroidered Sarah’s name on it”

    1) Is Scott’s wife claiming she monogrammed by hand cause the material that coat is made out of, NO EFFING WAY.

    2) Why in the world would Arctic Cat give Scott, something they would not also too gift to Todd, especially since Todd, was gleefully announced in Emails, by Arctic as their golden ticket in advertising with the SNL skit and RNC exposure?

    3) Piper, is wearing an expensive head to toe outfit matching Palin’s, she is not seen wearing before. Was Scott in receipt of a just Piper’s size outfit as well?

    Palin is a DUMBASS!!!

  186. Closet Mudpup says:

    Palin’s “I didn’t receive it until I opened it” gambit doesn’t stand up IMO. It sounds pragmatic at face value, but if you follow the logic another step, it is a gambit that would allow her to avoid reporting any gift she doesn’t open until she leaves office, thus circumventing the reporting requirement completely. I’m calling BS, and I hope APOC does as well. The requirement to report gifts in a timely manner creates the obligation for her to determine their value in a timely manner as well, and to determine their value they must be opened within a time frame that allows her to comply with the law.

  187. BuffaloGal says:

    The new Palin’s Deceptions forum is interesting. It’s still evolving and I’m still finding my way around the format but it definitely has some nifty features. I really like that you’re able to open a live chat with someone. It’ll be fun to see it as it grows.

  188. A Lutheran in Oregon says:

    I have some good news on this front. Currently the ELCA Lutheran Church allows gays and lesbians to serve as pastors but only if they are “celebate” meaning if they are in a committed relationship they cannot serve. Yes, I know, this is very silly. Many in the church have been trying to change this in the last few synod and national assemblies, and we are getting closer, but not yet. (Delegates vote on these issues – there are pastor delegates but the vast majority are church members.) Overturning the ban is again on the agenda for this August’s national assembly.

    But meanwhile here in the Oregon Synod, just last month, delegates did vote overwhelmingly to overturn it, and several efforts by one pastor to block it were voted down. I know that eventually, if not this year, it will pass nationally as attitudes change and hearts are opened. This is really a long fight, though.

    I wish you well in this fight in Anchorage. Hate and fear will never win over love and understanding.

  189. EyeOnYou says:

    I would just like to point out that Palin claimed that the coat she wore at the Iron Dog was given to Scott Davis, and he in turn gave it to her after his wife embroidered Sarah’s name on it, but from what the SI article indicates is that this is done for the guys as part of their “deal” so are we to assume that they sent plain jackets to Scott Davis for his wife and Sarah, and Regina was able to match thread and do the work herself, or is it more likely that Arctic Cat actually sent the jackets with the names already embroidered on them??

    They are prodigiously sponsored, with their names monogrammed in script on their matching Arctic Cat jackets.

  190. Nan says:

    I seem to remember that Todd gets a 1099 from Arctic Cat. NO idea if that is true or not, nor where I read it.

    but if true, then he would be considered a “contract employee” by the IRS, and as such, the bucks and benefits from Arctic Cat could simply be considered as part of HIS income.

    Of course, that would make the Gov-Coat a one-time deal since I don’t think *she* got anything from them in previous years – when she wasn’t Governer.

    (and yes, a “home embroidery machine” would be capable of embroidering the name on the jacket, dangit)

  191. pvazwindy says:

    In her interview with Paul Teuful, (the motorcycle guy), is where she mentions, she inherits last years snowmobiles. Article can be found at Palingates. sarah’s Artic Cat Snowmobiles.

  192. Isabella says:

    Canadian Neighbour….SWEET, just keeps getting better. “This is a message from western North Carolina that we want you to make a run for president in 2012″

    Did she take custody of that Staehood gun someone was making for her?

  193. mwThatOne.. says:

    Isabella #107
    That sure makes sense to me…. (argh……)

  194. Isabella says:

    Canadian Neighbour “I would think it would only apply to the years she is in Office as Governor.”

    For the complaint definitely yet for IRS investigation, all 16 years baby, lock her up.

  195. Canadian Neighbour says:

    Would the discounts have to have been disclosed while she was Mayor? If a yes and she didn’t, that would be an IRS issue I would think. Or is there a time limit??

    It may be the personal tax forms in AK or U.S., you still have to declare it and these should have been claimed. Totally not familiar with your tax stuff. Don’t understand my own!!!

    This really could be a can of worms!!!

    Other Gifts found (one for Todd & one for Sarah) in the Sports Illustrated article EyesOnYou so quickly directed me to. The article is dated March 11. 2009

    53-year-old knifemaker, Roger Comar, approaches Palin and Davis reverently. Comar has traveled from his home in Marion, N.C., expressly to give each rider (and Sarah, too) a custom-made jackknife whose blade is crafted from the metal of an Arctic Cat F600 drive chain. Each knife took Comar 20 hours of shop time, and in his moment of glory he tells Todd Palin, “You can skin a moose with this thing.” Then he turns to Sarah and says, “This is a message from western North Carolina that we want you to make a run for president in 2012

  196. mlaiuppa says:

    No. If Todd is getting these “gifts” they are income. And if they file jointly she is also responsible for declaring them. If she’s failed to declare them as “income” on her tax returns, that’s between her and the IRS as a private citizen. It has nothing to do with her position as Governor. Except that it would be entertaining fodder should she get caught. And would stop her career in it’s tracks.

  197. Isabella says:

    Canadian Neighbour “That is one of the added reasons I think Sullivan was chosen for AG. No sooner would he be confirmed, then he could choose to campaign for GOV.

    By possibly being GOV — then the path follows along possibly later for PRES run. He’s been inside Washington so has the experience of knowing how it operates”

    But by whom has he been placed and with or without the intention of making Palin, his sidekick?

  198. Canadian Neighbour says:

    53 mlaiuppa Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 7:03 AM
    Okay. Read Immoral Minority and Celtic Diva on the Arctic Cat thing.

    And I’m thinking….I’ll bet Palin didn’t declare the Arctic Cat discounts Todd has been getting. In fact, it is possible they haven’t been declaring them for 16 years.
    ——

    I would think it would only apply to the years she is in Office as Governor.

  199. Nan says:

    Does anyone else find it “interesting” that SP snagged this particular AG?

    As a self-described maverick:
    She’s only shown aversion to “Washington” and the so-called insiders.
    Her track record for appointments include many less-than-qualified people (think high school buddies)
    The Republican party is becoming increasingly disillusioned with her.

    How did she snag this paragon with the impressive resume for the state of Alaska?

    Just askin’

  200. InJuneau says:

    Canadian Neighbour–actually, if she resigned the Lt. Gov. would get to step up into the Gov. position.

  201. EyeOnYou says:

    Canadian Neighbour Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 8:54 AM
    EyeOnYou
    My little Sherlock Holmes you!!! Man you’re quick on the find!!!
    Thanks again!!

    _______

    I have most of this stuff saved on disc, and have been paying attention for a very long time now. When you go over this stuff time and again, you end up remembering stuff fairly quickly.

    This is from the SI link:

    Some Iron Doggers have spent upwards of $30,000 to finance a once-in-a-lifetime run into the wild heart of Alaska. Tapping their credit cards, they’ve shelled out $10,000 each for a 2009 snow machine, $10,000 more for an identical training sled, $2,500 for the race entry fee and a few thousand more for trailing airplane support. Palin and Davis, in contrast, have spent almost nothing. They are prodigiously sponsored, with their names monogrammed in script on their matching Arctic Cat jackets. (Palin even has the names of his five kids and his wife, SARAH, THE GOV, appliquéd on his snow machine hood.) They give inspirational speeches at trade shows. They are both adored and reviled. They are the New York Yankees of snow machining.

  202. mlaiuppa says:

    My apologies to Sullivan and Alaskans everywhere, but there are certain states for which I will no longer vote for a presidential candidate if they are running from there. Texas and Florida being big ones for obvious reasons. Ohio too, since they can’t seem to count votes correctly. Add Minnesota. Anyone that would re-elect Michelle Bachmann is as nuts as she is. And California, since we were responsible for Ronald Reagan; we should really pay for that one. I’m afraid from what I’m learning of Alaskan poltics, I’d have to add Alaska to the list. So sorry Sullivan, no vote from me.

  203. gdwyer says:

    Do you all remember that Todd made a side trip after the Republican convention — after Sarah had been nominated — and was pictured signing autographs at an event for Arctic Cat? Pictures of it can easily be found by doing a web search for Todd Palin – Arctic Cat. The timing of his appearance definitely made me go “hmmm”.

  204. austintx says:

    53 mlaiuppa Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 7:03 AM
    Okay. Read Immoral Minority and Celtic Diva on the Arctic Cat thing.

    And I’m thinking….I’ll bet Palin didn’t declare the Arctic Cat discounts Todd has been getting. In fact, it is possible they haven’t been declaring them for 16 years.

    And *that* is what she is trying to cover up.

    Sound reasonable? Is it possible? Anyone looked at her tax returns? Did she release them?
    ********************************************************
    If sarah thinks she is running for POTUS , she will be under immense pressure from the other canidates to release her tax records , like they do. Also , if she thinks a one page letter from Dr. CBJ is gonna cut it for medical records……she is sadly mistaken. We are gonna know when Romney had his first pimple as a teen ager. She skated first go around…..not gonna happen again.

  205. London Bridges says:

    Elementary, my dear Watson!

  206. Canadian Neighbour says:

    EyeOnYou
    My little Sherlock Holmes you!!! Man you’re quick on the find!!!
    Thanks again!!

  207. Canadian Neighbour says:

    Isabella,
    That is exactly why she won’t run.

    That is one of the added reasons I think Sullivan was chosen for AG. No sooner would he be confirmed, then he could choose to campaign for GOV.

    By possibly being GOV — then the path follows along possibly later for PRES run. He’s been inside Washington so has the experience of knowing how it operates.

  208. EyeOnYou says:

    Canadian Neighbour Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 8:45 AM

    Now something else — Wasn’t it said or written somewhere that he buys 2 machines – one for practice, the other to race?

    The response sets out “allowed to purchase “A” machine at manufacturer’s cost”.

    If in fact he buys 2, he’s not paying sticker price for the second one!!

    ______________

    That information was provided in the Sports Illustrated article.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/the_bonus/03/10/palin/index.html

    This article really gives a TON of information about just how well sponsored Todd Palin & Scott Davis really are by Arctic Cat.

  209. honestyinGov says:

    Has anybody… or how about ALL of us…. sent in a ‘tip story ‘ to the Huffpo about the GINO’s most revelation about Artic Cat..?

    I’ll bet the National bloggers would be interested in commenting.
    (Is Keith and Rachel listening as well…..??? )

  210. mlaiuppa says:

    Even if someone else did her returns, he is only as accurate as the information supplied to him by Palin. And even though he did the returns, she and Todd still have to sign them. She and Todd are ultimately responsible for what is in them, not the accountant. The accountant is responsible for any mathematical errors, but Sarah and Todd are responsible for any information left out or inaccurate.

    No accountant is going to take a fall for her. Not with the IRS.

  211. Canadian Neighbour says:

    EyeOnYou,
    Thanks for the link.

    Now something else — Wasn’t it said or written somewhere that he buys 2 machines – one for practice, the other to race?

    The response sets out “allowed to purchase “A” machine at manufacturer’s cost”.

    If in fact he buys 2, he’s not paying sticker price for the second one!!

  212. ds55 says:

    Any private citizen can report suspicion of tax evasion. There’s a reward if they recover back taxes, isn’t there?

  213. Isabella says:

    Canadian Neighbour “The one problem if she did run is that she would HAVE to win!!”

    That is exactly why she won’t run.

  214. ds55 says:

    Has anyone followed up on the question about the NY Yankees ballgame tickets someone mentioned yesterday? Don’t Yankees tickets exceed the allowable gifts AK Gov. Sarah Palin can accept? Don’t those seats go for $2500?

  215. Nan says:

    Isabella – Good one! I don’t often laugh out loud, but that one got me. Hey, why not thank him while smacking with the wet noodle? Better yet, just thank him *with* the wet noodle!

    EyeOnYou – many thanks! I think sitting in on the hearings has affected my brain.

    I wasn’t aware that “all” income included the kids! (Lemonade, anyone?)

    And who doesn’t open their mail for what – 6 months now? Even I get the junk mail dealt with quicker than that. Tripp is going to have outgrown half – no, ALL – the stuff that folks sent him by the time they get to it.

    The Post Office counts something as “received” at the time they slip it into the slot. The IRS will want details of this “confidential” agreement. Does SP really want to take on both those entities?

    Wild and crazy, that’s what.

  216. mlaiuppa says:

    Here’s a page with some prices for used snow machines.

    http://www.thomassnosports.com/usedsnowmobiles.php

    If she’s using Todd’s 2008 machine, that’s about $7,000.

    And since he paid manufacturing costs and not retail, I’ll bet it’s worth more than he paid for it.

    And since they can’t keep them all, I’m sure they sell the older ones.

    2004 $5,000

    2003 $3,000

    Sorry, but that isn’t chump change.

  217. Canadian Neighbour says:

    Lilybart,
    There is nothing stopping her from running just because she may run in 2012. Other Govs in office have then run for Pres. — Bush, Regan.
    What it would mean if she ran is she would have to resign and I’m not totally knowledgable on AK law but suspect it would be another election would have to be held. I don’t think the Gov’s Office would fall under the category that should she step down to run, that she could name the person to step in.

    The one problem if she did run is that she would HAVE to win!!

  218. honestyinGov says:

    This whole Artic Cat thing since it goes on for 16 years makes me think of all the stories about Al Capone. He was so corrupt and had his hands into EVERYTHING!!
    (Hmm …sounds familiar- 14 ethics violations )
    Everybody knew about these crimes and he was even tied to various murders… or at least the Organization was. Did he have to pay for any of those Crimes… NO.

    The only way they put him in prison was for ‘ tax evasion ‘. 16 years of returns…?
    Have her returns been done by an accountant… Who is this person?
    If Her/Todd did them on their own ( with her proven organizational skills ) there must be some glaring irregularities.

    One question the Press needs to ask her….Who filed ‘ your ‘ returns for the last 16 years?? What is the answer… Meg..? Interview THAT Guy…. or company. THAT person is not going to fight the IRS. Most of Gryphens comments posted he posted this story said that everybody as a private citizen should ask them (IRS )to investigate. This will not go to her ‘persoanl’ Personnal Board.

  219. nswfm CA says:

    That thing about red: SP is poison and a lot of the GOP has been poison. And the psychos from last night are proof of that poison.

    On a happier note from last night, when I called to talk with mom (about girl who binge drank and tried to kill herself) when I asked her if ok to talk, she said she and dad were watching Rachel Maddow. Mom really likes her “she knows her stuff backwards and forwards inside and out, presents the info well and she’s got an impish smile.” Now she has my dad watching RM with her. Mom is still registered as an R, but votes for whom she wants since I was 18. Dad changed his registration to I after 2000.

  220. Lilybart says:

    Of course she is running for President so of course she is NOT running for reelection as gov. Everything she does and says now is for the Lower 48, not Alaskans.

    So she runs again and wins. She immediately leaves the state for the Pres run. She can’t really do that, so she can’t run. And she can’t risk all the negative attacks that would highlight her poor record in Alaska, or risk losing. The latter sentence is the most important reason she can’t run again.

  221. EyeOnYou says:

    Nan Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 8:15 AM
    ___________

    You are welcome and it isn’t the Personnel board that is still looking into this. You can thank Andree McLoed & Celtic Diva for the continued efforts here because they are the ones who went before that APOC and asked questions that ended up with this result.

    APOC asked the Governor if there were still gifts that had been received that had not been disclosed and why no dollar amount was given for the AC sponsorship on the financial disclosure.

    Palin has admitted that there are still boxes of letters & gifts (or mail as she calls it) going back to 2008 that remain unopened, and so they don’t consider them “received” until they are actually opened. This just astounds me because if she chooses not to run for Governor again, then she could conceivably just leave those “gifts” unopened until then and not have to claim them in any way, shape or form. That is BS of the highest order, especially since she received this stuff based on her run for VP, and we know that she is getting money from donated to her PAC, so she could either have MegOMouth who is paid by the PAC go through it all, or they could hire someone to go through it all. Sort it out, separate what is related to the PAC side of things and what is related to her Governor role and then claim it all as is needed, and go from there. Either way, to allow it to sit there is wrong and is a deliberate attempt to game the system.

    I am also curious as to how this all works with Bristol. We heard that she got TONS of stuff sent to her for Tripp due to her mother’s run for VP, so is any of that disclosable or is it free and clear gifts that do not need to be reported? I mean she still lives at home so anything that the family brings in for income must be reported (as we have seen before, they reported Track’s earnings from his summer job as well as Bristol’s).

  222. Nan says:

    (68) the problem child Says:

    Nan, This is the Alaska Public Offices Commission, not the Personnel Board. Separate investigation. http://community.adn.com/adn/node/141849
    ________________

    Oh! Well, that sure made me sit up straight.

    I did read the article (saw “APOC” but it didn’t register).

    I think I might need more caffeine. Looks like it’s going to be a long day ha

    Nan

  223. Isabella says:

    honestyinGov “McCain may actually be her downfall.”

    Difficult to chose between thanking him and wanting to smack him with a wet noodle.

  224. Cathy from Colorado says:

    This is what I posted on the ADN site.

    cml96 wrote on 06/18/2009 09:15:29 AM:

    The Alaska Admin. Code and State Statutes being used to seek exemption:

    2 AAC 50.100. Exemption from reporting name of individual as a source of income
    Title 02 . Administration
    Chapter 50 . Alaska Public Offices Commission: Conflict of Interest, Campaign Disclosure, Legislative Financial Disclosure, and Regulation of Lobbying
    Section 100. Exemption from reporting name of individual as a source of income
    (i) A filer may request a filer prohibition exemption if the filer is prohibited by law from reporting the name of a source of income.
    Title 43. Revenue and Taxation
    Chapter 90. Alaska Gasline Inducement Act
    AS 43.90.150. Proprietary Information and Trade Secrets.
    AS 43.90.220. Records, Reports, Conditions, and Audit Requirements.

    Questions: 1. Do Admin. Codes apply to spouses? 2. How does AGIA apply to a spouses income and financial gains from a sponsorship agreement?

    I am sure there are other questions, but I would like these answered.

  225. Nan says:

    (64)Canadian Neighbour Says:

    “…Nan, the ethics complaint was thrown out but it appears there may have been some substance in the information written in the complaint that has raised some questions that is now being addressed.

    If I recall, the complaint was for her wearing suits with logos on which would give free exposure to the company. I may be wrong. But this could have been the weak link but the possibility that how the machines and clothing was obtained was questionable. Therefore they are asking for further info to decide re gift disclosures.
    __________

    I do remember she said she gets Todd’s hand-me-down machine, just not where she said that (thanks EyeOnYou)

    And I remember the whole “walking billboard” thing. It just seemed odd to me that after dismissing the complaint as without merit, they’re now taking another look. If they needed another look, why did they dismiss it before they’d finished investigating?! (thilly people)

    I’m not complaining, & I’m glad they’re still at it. I don’t think it should have been dismissed.

    It just puzzled me. (and I wasn’t very articulate in my question – I’m sorry; I should have waited until after caffeine)

    thanks for the reply
    Nan

  226. honestyinGov says:

    # 53
    mlaiuppa Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 7:03 AM
    Okay. Read Immoral Minority and Celtic Diva on the Arctic Cat thing.
    And I’m thinking….I’ll bet Palin didn’t declare the Arctic Cat discounts Todd has been getting. In fact, it is possible they haven’t been declaring them for 16 years.
    And *that* is what she is trying to cover up.
    Sound reasonable? Is it possible? Anyone looked at her tax returns? Did she release them?
    ————————————-
    As soon as I read the ADN story my mind was thinking along the same lines as you. This ‘ started ‘ 16 years ago. With all the ‘unethical behavior’ (OK… lets say corruption ) and no one looking over anybodys shoulder and holding people responsible they probably thought…. Who is ever going to check it out?
    And at a local level… she can just bully and intimidate them… who will check. Business as usual. Had McCain not picked her as VP.. nobody would have even been looking at this stuff. Had it stayed on a small scale ,probably no big deal. Organization and planning…..she thinks just one step up ahead. Never looking at the big picture. IE: Veto the stimulus money-Reason : strings attached.
    The Legs stood up and proved her wrong. She never anticipates that somebody will do some real fact checking. How could she have known back 16 years ago that McCain would pull this stunt. Mccain may actually be her downfall.

  227. mlaiuppa says:

    Dogs can’t see red. Only blue and maybe green.

    And Hummingbirds are attracted to red. Some other birds as well, since their males will sport red to attract females.

    I still think there may be a tax evasion issue in there somewhere. A one year old used snowmachine still has value. And it’s not like Arctic Cat doesn’t know the governor is going get this year’s machine next year. And what do they do with all of the machines? You’re telling me they have 16 snow machines at their house? I’d guess that…they sell one each year when the new one arrives. That’s income. Even if they’re passed down through the family…what does a five year old snowmachine go for? The clothing has value as well. And *I* think Arctic Cat gained value by having the Governor of Alaska appear at an event wearing their logo, whether she was there as governor or as a private citizen. It was free advertising. I also don’t buy the “I was cold” justification. She’s so dirt poor she owns no other cold weather clothing? Really?

    But I’m laying money on the tax thing. Otherwise she wouldn’t be so scared.

  228. Isabella says:

    Seagull Junker Palin “also, too, the reply she sent is on personal Sarah Palin stationery – not the Gov.”

    She almost got herself a loophole there Seagull. But while playing a shell game with stationary the truth is she accepted hundreds of mailings not to her PRIVATE residence but to the official governors address and PACS.

    More FRAUD I have yet seen brought up is:

    “We contacted the governor’s office, and the next thing we knew Todd Palin was on the phone and said Bristol wanted to talk,” Cole said, explaining how his ambassador had been recruited.

    NOW let Palin, explain why Candie’s was ever even contacting the GOVERNOR and how curious when they did Bristol AND Todd were there waiting with a sales pitch…IN THE GOVERNORS OFFICE. They did not call the Palin’s personal private home yet there was a hell of a paycheck in it for the family plus massive media which as Palin’s FRAUD PAC account admits, Palin;s name = money to them.

    Blatant misuse of the governors office.

  229. Forty Watt says:

    @ Sarah’s Ghostwriter

    and they say dogs can’t see color! 🙂
    ———————————

    I don’t know whether or not Watson can see color, but it’s quite obvious he can read. 🙂

  230. Canadian Neighbour says:

    rebekkah,

    What does that say for the reds in the Assembly Room!! They were rabid!!!

    AKM — hurry to your doctor’s office for a rabies shot today!! Warn Shannyn and the others!!

  231. Canadian Neighbour says:

    I suspect GINO’s appointment of Sullivan as AG as her confirmation she will not be running for re-election and it then places Sullivan in the position to run for Gov office in 2010.

    Remember to, McAllister was just moved over to AG’s office very recently!!

  232. rebekkah says:

    Funny about red. Some time ago, had seen some wildlife show about poisonous snakes, critters, insects who have any red color on their backs, etc. Usually, any red color classifies them as poisonous. So, predators, birds, etc. are quick to refrain from hunting or eating anything with red, they instinctively know it will poison them.

    Just thought about the red signs and cute Watson sniffing the red sign. Hmmmmm……and, also, too, those red high naughty monkey shoes, jackets, the Gov. loves……maybe she’s trying to say, don’t touch me, I’m poison.

  233. mae says:

    Watson for Mayor of Anchorage!
    LOL

  234. Canadian Neighbour says:

    Arctic Cat thought:

    Why is it it has become a confidential issue to disclose the discount now?

    Why has this issue not come to light before?

    Does this mean that her past filings are in error in that these were not disclosed on previous gift disclosures? The statement that was provided sets out that Todd has been doing this for 16 years therefore this same issue should have come up for the other years she was in Office of Governor.

    Shouldn’t they be re-opening and investigating the previous years??

  235. Lainey says:

    first of all, where does palin come up with these ridiculous answers for the things she does (or doesn’t do)??? and secondly, who (in their RIGHT mind) is letting her get away with it? no wonder she thinks the world of herself!
    oh, silly me…i forgot she is guided by God. well, THANK YOU GOD, b/c we don’t want her as our political leader either!!! so, God, keep doing what you’re doing. i know God works in mysterious ways, and this is one of them…a blessing in disguise!

  236. the problem child says:

    Nan, This is the Alaska Public Offices Commission, not the Personnel Board. Separate investigation. http://community.adn.com/adn/node/141849

  237. EyeOnYou says:

    Canadian Neighbour Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 7:29 AM
    On the Arctic Cat issue, I recall something in an interview or a story she gave, where the machines Todd got say last year, then were family machines the next.
    __________

    You are correct. She stated on the record that she got first choice of the snowmachines that Todd had rejected from the year before. This was during her interveiw with the OC guys who did the bike for Alaska’s 50th anniversary.

  238. EyeOnYou says:

    crystalwolf aka caligrl Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 7:22 AM

    The problem I had was here not at Diva’s site. I tried to submit a post that had no links or anything, nothing remotely close to anything that might have been or would be considered a bad word or even questionable, but it would not allow me to post it. It happened to me a couple of other times, but it just says the post will not pass the spam filter and I can either go back and edit or go ahead and submit it anyway. I believe that I was told once you go into the spam filters, your posts are more likely to have that happen, so I would like to avoid it at all costs.

  239. Canadian Neighbour says:

    On the Arctic Cat issue, I recall something in an interview or a story she gave, where the machines Todd got say last year, then were family machines the next.

    Nan, the ethics complaint was thrown out but it appears there may have been some substance in the information written in the complaint that has raised some questions that is now being addressed.

    If I recall, the complaint was for her wearing suits with logos on which would give free exposure to the company. I may be wrong. But this could have been the weak link but the possibility that how the machines and clothing was obtained was questionable. Therefore they are asking for further info to decide re gift disclosures.

  240. Martha Unalaska Yard Sign says:

    @ Women Who Run With The Wolves
    @ Sauerkraut

    I’m leaving in minutes to get on a plane to go to one of my favorite local towns for a couple of days. I PM’d Sauerkraut with my email and cell phone # to give to WWRWTW. Hope to see you!

  241. Star says:

    Gotta love Watson.. 1 smart dog..:))

  242. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    EyeOnYou Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 7:17 AM

    sauerkraut

    I think that the type of blog format she has opted for requires registration to participate. I am not sure. I tried posting the information it shows on the left sidebar of her front page which explains, but when I went to submit the comment here it refused, saying it would not pass the spam filters, which is odd since there were no links and was just some basic information.
    ~~~~~~~~~
    I had the same problem too. When I switched to firefox browsers, I was able to sign up easily!

  243. Seagull Junker Palin says:

    Sauerkraut – also, too, the reply she sent is on personal Sarah Palin stationery – not the Gov.

  244. Canadian Neighbour says:

    55 sauerkraut,

    The statement you are referring to does not just mean emails or letters. There was a sentence just above it:

    “APOC also asked the governor if she has any other gifts she hasn’t reported.”

    I posted a few questions in Comment 47 that came to my mind as this could be her way of avoiding disclosing and claiming gifts by saying there were sent to her and family “Personally”.

  245. EyeOnYou says:

    sauerkraut

    I think that the type of blog format she has opted for requires registration to participate. I am not sure. I tried posting the information it shows on the left sidebar of her front page which explains, but when I went to submit the comment here it refused, saying it would not pass the spam filters, which is odd since there were no links and was just some basic information.

  246. Canadian Neighbour says:

    sauerkraut,
    I would suspect Celtic Diva has it set for membership due to all the emails and some threats she got for the filing of ethics complaints. I don’t blame her for setting it as she does

  247. Women Who Run With The Wolves says:

    Thanks Sauerkraut, after I get moving for the day I will email you with more info.

  248. sauerkraut says:

    ““Some people direct their mail to me or my family in our personal capacities”.”

    _____________

    That is a very odd statement.

    If people send her emails in her capacity as governor, then what’s this business of “personal capacity”? Or does no one send her email in their role as “family friend”? Does the woman have no personal friends?

    If she means that people send her emails to her personal account, but that they are looking for advice/action from her in her role as governor, then they are not communicating under some banner of “personal capacities.”

    A very odd phrase that “personal capacities.”

  249. Canadian Neighbour says:

    Posted re Sullivan when she first twittered his appointment.

    Sullivan having worked Energy – that cover’s her arse for knowing nothing.
    Strong-arming re pipeline on his job description now??

    As he was Assistant Secretary of State in Washington — my question was:
    What connection or closeness did he have to Cheney? Did he learn the little tricks of how to make emails disappear (deleted) or the excuses provided so as not to disclose them? That mumble as to what branch Cheney worked for?

    Would be interesting to know his associations while in Washington — Rove? Gonsalves (AG)?

  250. mlaiuppa says:

    Okay. Read Immoral Minority and Celtic Diva on the Arctic Cat thing.

    And I’m thinking….I’ll bet Palin didn’t declare the Arctic Cat discounts Todd has been getting. In fact, it is possible they haven’t been declaring them for 16 years.

    And *that* is what she is trying to cover up.

    Sound reasonable? Is it possible? Anyone looked at her tax returns? Did she release them?

  251. Nan says:

    I feel as if I’m missing something here. Is the current “confidential info re Arctic Cat” thing about the complaint they just dismissed?

    I’m puzzled because if it is, why are they still investigating it? Or is it another complaint altogether (which I have completely missed!)

    Nan
    needing caffeine

  252. sauerkraut says:

    36 EyeOnYou Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 5:54 AM

    Paula Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 5:36 AM

    I sure wish Celtic Diva would make it easier to comment on her site.
    ____________

    Are you a member there yet? If not you must be a member to comment.

    ___________

    I can comment on Phil and Shannyn’s blogs without having to be a “member.” A member of what?

    Yes, she can set the rules on her own blog, but why the requirement to be a “member”?

  253. Nan says:

    ServerGuy,
    could you post a link to an article on that?

    Many thanks,
    Nan

  254. Women Who Run With The Wolves says:

    @Martha Unalaska Yard Sign

    It’s been a while since I used the mudflats forum. I am having a difficult time with my password setting and might not be able to retrive it. It’s ok with me if Sauekraut gives you my email address through her moderator site.

  255. sauerkraut says:

    Things you should know about… how about that story about a mudpuppy’s daughter being forced to pee into cups on the bus/van because her female coach would not pull over to let her relieve herself? Methinks you ought to find out what school was involved, the name of the coach, the name of the AD, the name of the superintendent and the name of the school board president.

    Then start asking questions… i.e., “It was brought to my attention that a female athlete on your softball team was forced to partially disrobe and pee into a cup in front of her peers because the coach did not want to allow her to use a bathroom. I am trying to confirm the details.”

    Once they discover that AKM might do a post about this alleged situation, I suspect they will scurry like rats. And they’ll start paying more attention to what is going on with their sports coaches. Might even open up the head softball coaching position. The assistant coach(es) should also be dumped as the sense I get is that they know but remain silent. Coaches have an affirmative obligation to their athletes. From what I’ve read, this particular group of coaches not only failed in their obligation, but may have committed acts which are not in compliance with the school code in Alaska.

    Time for people to speak up about this type of treatment against high school athletes.

  256. Canadian Neighbour says:

    “Some people direct their mail to me or my family in our personal capacities”.

    Questions arise:
    1.What qualifies her to differentiate between personal and Governor?

    2. Had she not been Governor, would these people be sending her gifts or mail?
    Simple answer: NO
    The people by sending it personally are aiding and abetting in falsifying gift disclosures. They know gifts have to be declared.

    Her proceeding down this road is the equivalent of Ted Stevens in a suit today and changing into a dress tomorrow!!

    Oh My!! The Red’s nightmare is coming true!!!

  257. sauerkraut says:

    Watson should turn around and do his business with his other end.

  258. Isabella says:

    the problem child, we are thinking alike!!! Will he suck up or take her out. The way she is smiling in the pics with him she thinks she has him shining her red strappy ho shoes.

  259. Isabella says:

    Not being confirmed he still has full access to and exposure of Palin’s wrongdoings. He can else run interference for her or sell her out without adversity to his long term goals….which you know is not Attorney General for Alaska.

    The Game’s Afoot Watson!

  260. the problem child says:

    @Terpsichore,
    I don’t think he was on her radar at all, being in Washington an’ all. It sounds like he contacted her after the WAR fiasco to let her know he was interested.

    @ Isabella,
    So at least you will get to have a test run with him, see if he sucks up too much to GINO.

  261. Isabella says:

    Daniel S. Sullivan will be the acting attorney general until the Legislature gavels back into regular session in January and confirmation hearings can be held.

  262. Terpsichore says:

    24 kraftytess Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 5:12 AM
    I saw that Palin has a new nominee for AG, Daniel S. Sullivan, he’s a former Bush White House appointee who moved to Alaska in the mid to late 1990’s and then went to Washington in 2002 and has been registered to vote in Alaska and received the PFD all this time…… He has quite a resume but I would like to know what the Alaskan progressives think of him??
    * ** * ** * ** * ** *
    He does have quite a resume …. which begs the question:

    Why, if this guy is as good and solid as he appears, would she make the decision to appoint the (IMO) far inferior and in most people’s opinions highly controversial and more likely NOT to be confirmed by the legislature W.A. Ross first?

  263. Isabella says:

    Doggonit “Sarah also hasn’t disclosed her book deal agreement, that likely spells out how much promotion she will have to do and therefore make her an absent Governor.”

    I am still betting she got squat of an advance.

  264. CO almost native says:

    I guess the inside bathrooms had overflowed with Reds, so Watson gave his testimony outside. I’m sure he didn’t need more than the allotted three minutes-

    Mocha and Burrito give paw bumps to Watson: high fours all around 🙂

  265. Paula says:

    Yes, ServerGuy, a doggy treat for Watson was on my mind as well.

    Maybe a day spa (shamppo, trim, massage) and a crystal bowl to eat freshly chopped liver from… and a tree, painted red, to pee on each day as he sees fit.

    Good dog, Watson.

  266. Isabella says:

    From Diva’s site, true, notify IRS and get Scott Davis involved, the liar.

    I distinctly remember them saying the jackets and stuff went through BRAD Davis????Namely the (custom embroidered) Jacket!!!Now their say proprietary secrets? That is bullsh*t!!!
    Diva Gather everything and prepare to IRS it!!! Things don’t have proprietary value, formula’s do!!!
    And get Brad Davis’s IRS too!

  267. ServerGuy says:

    Server Guy approves this message, and suggests we start a doggy treat fund for Watson.

    beyond that 98.5% of Americans are straight, AKM, you seem to be remiss in news reporting, apparently over 9% of Americans have been deported for parts unknown recently, I want the story on that.

  268. EyeOnYou says:

    Paula Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 5:36 AM
    I sue wish Celtic Diva would make it easier to comment on her site.
    ____________

    Are you a member there yet? If not you must be a member to comment.

    If you are a member, then at the bottom of each story is the word “discuss”. Click that button and it will show all the comments. If you want to respond to a particular comment, then under that post is a button that says “reply”. Hit that and it will bring up a form for you to make your comment.

    If you just want to make your own comment then at the bottom of story, and under all comments it a bar, usually white with the title to the story and a phrase “post a comment”, and you just click the “post a comment” button and it will bring up a comment form for you to add your comments.

    Now it does not open a new window, just jumps to a page with either the comment you are replying to, with the form below it for you to comment on (under the form you can bold parts, italic parts or quote parts, simply by highlighting the text you want to bold or whatever and then hitting the button..bold/quote etc… but it also allow you to review your comment, before you submit it as a reply.)

    Hope this helps!!

  269. Gramiam says:

    These thumpers won’t even let an innocent dog lift his leg in peace. And they call Watson a “dumb” animal.

    Speaking of animals, PETA is now officially “Whack-a-doodle”. They have written to President Obama to chastise him for killing the housefly on television and sent him a no-kill trap for future use. The President of PETA called the fly an “animal”. Bet they hated Mr Miaghi too.

  270. Sarah's Ghostwriter says:

    Sarah and the Geezer of Oz Part 5
    (final installment–look for book on deep discount shelves in September)
    Part 4 is uner “Open Thread, Bear” comment # 19
    Part 3 is under “Open Thread, Lost in Translation” comment # 157
    Part 2 is under “Open Thread, Save our CEO’s” comment #226
    Part 1 is under “Open Thread, Spare Brain” comment #270

    Just then, Glinda, sensing the moment was right on this November 11 morning, came floating in. “I’ve done enough of this Navel Gazing, donchaknow!” Sarah told her. “I wanna paint the White House red like you said I could!” she pouted. “But Sarah, you’ve always had the power to go to the White House and turn it red! If you really want it, just wish and click!” Sarah, with a look of triumph, moved away from her supporters. The kid didn’t reach for her. He was passed out on the lawn, next to Joe’s six pack. “Thanks for the help! You’ll need this NGO ‘cause I won’t help you when your salmon don’t run or the river floods or the mountain erupts!” she shouted as she waved the AK47 and threw them a box of polar bear crisp cookies with F. G.’s cell number inside. “Oh, and pardon that turkey over there,” she said, waving her hand dismissively in the direction of Geezer.

    “Just one catch,” said Glinda shrewdly. You can only wish to go to one house, so be careful what you wish for! Just click your heels together three times and say, “There’s no place like [name of residence] home,” and it’s yours for four years. Sign here.” Signing feverishly, Sarah was suddenly frightened. What if she said the Governor’s Mansion in J. by mistake!

    “I’m not going back to that frozen hell hole! I’m stayin’ here in the Ruby City in Oz, surrounded by the GOP!” she thought angrily. She was so determined not to say “Governor’s Mansion” that, before she knew it, she’d clicked her Red Monkeys three times and said, “There’s no place like home.”

    “Gotcha! shouted Glinda, as she revealed her true colors–a J. Blue muslin pant suit.

    “Aaugh!” Sarah cried as she was whisked through the air once more by the GOP over the GOP. “I forgot to say White Home!” She felt the Red Monkeys fall off her feet into the GOP thrift store beneath her.

    Suddenly, she found herself barefoot next to her moose chili in the Hockey Rink Palace. She hadn’t turned off the stove. Sadly, she turned around, surveying her surroundings; then her face lit up. She ran up the stairs into the locker room and grabbed her red cork heels from behind her spray deoderant and hockey mask. “Worked with the Red Monkeys; bet it works with the Red Corkers!” she thought. “Hmmmm. Just wish and click,” she mused as she pulled them on.

    The End–or is it just the beginning?

  271. Sarah's Ghostwriter says:

    and they say dogs can’t see color! 🙂

  272. the problem child says:

    Doggonit, excellent point about a global figure not disclosing any trade secrets. And really, usually confidentiality clauses in contracts contain the phrase, or something like it: “except as required by law”.

  273. the problem child says:

    Good dog, Watson! If people don’t want their hate-signs urinated on, they shouldn’t leave them lying around in public spaces. And I hope you gave the jerks what-for for touching your baby!

  274. Paula says:

    I sue wish Celtic Diva would make it easier to comment on her site. I have never been able to figure it out.

    Curtains and smoke… one of these days this will EXPLODE. Looking forward to it.

  275. Paula says:

    nswfm CA-
    Very disturbing. Also, way too common at that age. Seen similar situations and their never fun or easy. Good karma to all involved. Hope she’s okay.

  276. Doggonit says:

    Sarah also hasn’t disclosed her book deal agreement, that likely spells out how much promotion she will have to do and therefore make her an absent Governor.

  277. DinkyP says:

    I think that trip to the Texas ranch has hands in this AG pick of Daniel S Sullivan. There are deep strings attached to this choice.

    Sometimes I get a little upset at what Sarah SEEMS to be getting away with.
    But I think back to O.J, Simpson, Madoff and read and listen to the news everyday and know karma comes back at you. Look at Gov Ensign right now. There is always a right time for things!

  278. kraftytess says:

    Oops, forgot to put a link to the resume
    http://community.adn.com/adn/node/141823

  279. austintx says:

    Arctic Cat is a publicly traded company. What is their statement on this matter ??

  280. kraftytess says:

    I saw that Palin has a new nominee for AG, Daniel S. Sullivan, he’s a former Bush White House appointee who moved to Alaska in the mid to late 1990’s and then went to Washington in 2002 and has been registered to vote in Alaska and received the PFD all this time…… He has quite a resume but I would like to know what the Alaskan progressives think of him??

  281. Doggonit says:

    Sarah & Todd had to know they would need to disclose gifts and funds received. They must have intended to break the law in signing a non-disclosure agreement or planned to breach the contract. Also if they give a gross total of money received without itemizing what they received, they are not disclosing the cost to manufacture anything and therefore not breaching the contract.

  282. LiladyNY says:

    EyeOnYou Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 1:58 AM

    Okay this is too funny. Check out Celtic Diva’s site on this latest line of BS from Palin and Arctic Cat:

    http://divasblueoasis.com/diary/660/like-i-said-arctic-cat-isnt-over

    Palin is attempting to use statutes from AGIA to keep her from disclosing this information.

    This really IS too funny. Go to CD’s site and read this. I can’t quite see how protecting proprietary secrets in the production of oil and natural gas relate to discounts given to Todd Palin by Arctic Cat unless it’s a secret as to where and how the gas is pumped into the snowmobiles. Anyone got the answer? Bueller? Bueller?

  283. LiladyNY says:

    Good dog! We approve this message.

  284. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    HaHaHa, Shannyn’s dog “piss on it!” Great statement! 😀
    Checked in last night and saw pages and pages! I can’t understand why they are letting all these people that don’t live in Anchorage speak out on this? Most public forums you have to state your name & hometown. If they are busing people in from Whatever Wasilla…that’s not right!
    Also too, who ever hit/tried to hit Shannyn’s dog, I hope got their “Christian” ass told off! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

  285. austintx says:

    If I was an Anchorage resident , regardless of how I felt about this issue , I would strongly resent haters that don’t live in my town coming in and hijacking the process. Why is this being allowed to happen ??

  286. Doggonit says:

    And that pup is wearing a dog collar, what will the children think?

  287. Doggonit says:

    Is that a transgender dog? Is that one of the two males seen using the lady’s room?

  288. .
    While your Sarah was trying to distract us, we happened to notice that Republicans are selling their wives to their bosses, and having their kids launder the money. See, family values and the free market WORK!
    .

  289. Gramiam says:

    A friend of mine in New Zealand sent me some pictures of totally “off the wall” shoes and sandals that GINO would just kill for. How would I post them or if I can’t, where can I send them so AKM can post them?

  290. EyeOnYou says:

    And since this is an “Open Thread”, I would like to share this link with you.

    http://www.easyweb.fr/slideshow.html

    It is a video of how some very talented people used projection outside to make an incredible “movie” showcasing their talent. I enjoyed it tremendously.

  291. EyeOnYou says:

    Okay this is too funny. Check out Celtic Diva’s site on this latest line of BS from Palin and Arctic Cat:

    http://divasblueoasis.com/diary/660/like-i-said-arctic-cat-isnt-over

    Palin is attempting to use statutes from AGIA to keep her from disclosing this information.

  292. Kelly says:

    nswfm CA:

    My how fast news travels…yes…a few minutes after Watson the Wonder Dog expressed his feelings by pissing on the red signs…an older man 30 feet away called out to me. He had a red shirt on and was standing next to his wife. I couldn’t hear him so I met him half way. I had Watson on a leash as evidenced in the photo. The older man-probably 70 or so-told me his wife was allergic to dogs. I said, “good thing we’re outside!” I thought maybe he had a schnauzer and wanted to pet Watson. The older man stepped towards me and jabbed Watson with the pointed end of the sign he was holding, and yelled, “KEEP THAT DOG AWAY FROM US!!!!” I was stunned. Anyway…My apologies to AKM and Shannyn as I completely lost it. That guy could’ve called me anything in the book and I wouldn’t have been phased…but jab my dog with the business end of a sign? I told him I would kick his f*&%ing ass if he so much as threatened my dog again. I’m 45 years old and not a fighter AT ALL…the older man would’ve probably kicked my ass…but none the less…I was completely out of line…in retrospect-I’m a little embarrassed…but, it felt so good…Watson is worth my pride. After all, Watson used to bark at George W Bush. He’s a POLITICAL ANIMAL!!!

    ALL my frustrations over intolerant, bigoted, hateful, and fear-based people came unleashed at this red-shirted man who would injure my (our) beloved Watson. Other red shirts came to his defense and ordered me to leave. I held my ground and was defiant…The red shirts eventually retreated…Good thing.

    I think I might have gotten at least one good punch in had we traded blows…but Shannyn had my back and would have destroyed him and his wife and his small minded friends…Just A Girl From Homer? She has fighting skills. Shannyn eats right wingers for lunch on her Saturday radio show. I think she was looking for a mid week snack! I think the red shirts retreated back to their cave mostly due to Shannyn and AKM staring ’em down.

    That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I unleashed a profanity laced tirade that I am not proud of and I have not done…since…I don’t think ever. But then again, no one has ever jabbed my dog with a hateful sign before…

    Watson is home now and snuggling his mom’s feet.

    Thanks for live blogging this important, albeit, archaic, assembly meeting.

  293. EyeOnYou says:

    Palin asks for Arctic Cat disclosure exemption

    http://community.adn.com/sites/community.adn.com/files/Palin%20response%20090615.pdf

    Gov. Sarah Palin is telling the Alaska Public Offices Commission she doesn’t want to disclose the discount her husband, Todd, receives on purchases of Arctic Cat snowmachines.

    The APOC commissioners just directed agency staff to research Palin’s response and report back to them so they can decide what to do.)

    APOC asked Palin about the discount in an April 29 letter prompted by questions from Anchorage activist Andree McLeod.

    APOC also asked the governor if she has any other gifts she hasn’t reported.

    The response signed by Palin said she receives boxes of cards and letters, as well some gifts.

    “Some people direct their mail to me or my family in our personal capacities and others appear to direct their mail to me as the Governor es qualite’. Mail continues to arrive. There are boxes of unopened mail at this point, even mail that was delivered in 2008. Thus, as initially disclosed, ‘we continue to open boxes’ and we consider any parcel ‘received’ at the time it is opened.

    Okay what is going on? NOW she is claiming that details of his sponsorship are confidential and that is in his contract with them. If she can’t disclose this information how was the ethics complaint investigated? How do they know what was given to Todd and Sarah? How do they know that the contract didn’t require or even ask Sarah to wear the clothing? How were they able to dismiss this ethics complaint without knowing details? Oh..wait..never mind, they just simply took her word for it and now she wants the details to remain confidential so no one can question it.

    By the way, if Todd’s contract calls for confidentiality, why was there a dollar amount listed previously on their financial disclosure form?

  294. nswfm CA says:

    I vote for the dog to pee on the 43rd Bush.

  295. Watson is a special guy. His first trip out to our place, he was reluctant to get out of the car. He’s since grown to love it out here at our house in Wasilla, where you can almost bark at Sarah Palin’s house.

    My favorite dog at an Anchorage protest, was two years ago at a winter-time anti-war protest. He was there with two military moms and their kids. All had signs like “Bring my soldier home”

    except the dog.

    His said “Which Bush can I pee on?”

  296. nswfm CA says:

    I’m still up because something weird happened tonight in my neighborhood.

    My neighbor’s cousin’s daughter was to stay with her this summer while going to classes in Santa Barbara. She was going to be out of town when she got here a few weeks back, so neighbor asked if she could leave keys with me and give my number to 21 YO girl. Beautiful girl gets keys and goes on her way.

    This am, neighbor’s ex says other neighbor calls him to say ambulance was there because someone complained of chest pains so he called hospital to see if ex wife was there (she got congestive heart failure and pacemaker when they were married). They said a woman in 50s on way with chest pains, but turns out not to be neighbor/ex wife. She was out of town for work.

    Turns out it was 21 YO. Neighbor had been gone for 48 hrs and girl had drunk so much I can’t even tell you what and how many empty bottles there were. Plus, she tried to slit her wrists to her inner elbow but missed the artery. She’s in county detox.

    The school she was to start monday called parents and parents called cops which is how the ambulance got there.
    Neighbor came back early from out of town work to empty bottles and blood everywhere. She’s freaked out and when I asked if kid still on parents insurance , she said parents were in process of getting kid insurance.

    Evidently, girl was depressed by break up with boyfriend in Feb, which was why she was coming here for school fresh start etc.

    What a tragedy all the way around. I’m so saddened by this.

  297. UK Lady says:

    Only thing those signs are useful for IMHO.

    Last summer I was going up a country lane, my little terrier running ahead, 2 bikers were standing haaving a chat by their bikes (big ones), said dog peed into crash helmet left on ground, as I was grovelling in apology to biker (also big) my bloody labrador pottered up and peed in it too. Damn, that was awful, couldn’t stop laughing, had to leg it.

  298. Me says:

    Simple message. GOOD DOG!

  299. Gramiam says:

    Now that is one discerning, intelligent and forthright dog. He sees a sign, reads it, and acts promptly to offer his opinion in true “doggie” fashion. Gotta love him!!

    I have to admit, that is the most polite demonstration of the function of bathrooms I saw tonight!

  300. Janson says:

    A good time at the demonstration tonight. The blues were in good form. I was hoping to see the “Jesus is Lord of Alaska” folks, but apparently they fled the carnage of tolerance. Snagged some great photos for my site — and overall was pleased to see and feel the overwhelming positive vibes at Loussac. Quite nice. Makes one proud.

    – Janson!

  301. nswfm CA says:

    Did I read that someone hit the dog for peeing on it?

    Maybe next week, the pooch could poop on one of their signs.

  302. Bucfan says:

    There is not doubt that is Shannyn’s dog. That picture is hysterical

  303. John says:

    More evidence as to why I’m a dog person. I should bring one of those signs home for my little dog to pee on. Hell, I’ll join her.

  304. Aussie Blue Sky says:

    That’s an indisputable political statement from Man’s best friend. 🙂

    ‘nite, AKM.

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