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September 27, 2021

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Yipee!

I am happy to announce that I got an email today that started like this:

Congratulations AKMuckraker, you have been selected as a Netroots
Nation Scholar! We were all very impressed with your application and
the number of supporters you gathered.

Wow!  I feel so…..scholarly!

I’d like to thank all of you who have been so supportive of the blog, and of my application!  This is a really exciting opportunity, and a wonderful chance for me to learn and meet other bloggers, and expand my horizons a bit.  And it also means that you all will get to come along, because I plan to be blogging about it and tweeting and facebooking and taking pictures, and all that good stuff.  Netroots Nation will happen the second week of  August in Pittsburgh.

Right now, I’m still a little bit in shock….  But I did want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.  You guys are the best!

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158 Responses to “Yipee!”
  1. Moose Pucky says:

    Congratulations. Your (and our) future is looking bright!

  2. samper says:

    Next year, we should nominate AKM in one round, Shannyn in another and Celtic Diva in the third. That way, we can ALL vote for ALL of them to go.

    If CD wanted to enter the runnings now, we’d be torn between her and Shannyn – you can only vote once (as it should be).

    We should have thought of this sooner! 🙁

  3. Irishgirl says:

    Congratulations AKM, great news! 🙂

  4. Check out the muckboots doing a happy dance at
    http://lisasarasohn.com/muckboots/

    And to clarify, scholarship winners are responsible for their own travel costs–upwards of $800, Anchorage to Pittsburgh round trip!

  5. Physicsmom says:

    Waving to AKM – hooray! I voted, or tried to vote twice, since I wasn’t sure the original vote carried over to the second round. So glad you’re going and will share your observations with all of us. Looking forward to it already.

  6. Snoskred says:

    Hey guys – there is some planning for a Pittsburgh mudstock going on at the forums –

    http://www.themudflats.net/forum/index.php/topic,7283.0.html

    If you would like to go, make sure to check in on the thread and also add yourself to the mailing list as Hamlets Mill mentions in the first post.

  7. samper says:

    Oh… everyone beat me to it. I guess I was on page 2 of comments and didn’t see that Shannyn has already been linked up.

    My bad!

  8. samper says:

    URGENT!!! URGENT!!!!

    I just clicked over to the site to notice that SHANNYN is now running for Round 3 and has only NINE supporters!

    You know the mission, Mudpups!

    (I’ll go back over there, catch the link and post it in a second).

  9. Nan says:

    Canadian Neighbour Says:

    Nan, Don’t worry about it. I’ve been guilty of it too!!
    ____________

    ROFLOL

    It’s a deal 😀

  10. Bones AK says:

    Congrats, have fun!

  11. Karin in CT says:

    @133 Canadian Neighbour Says:
    June 24th, 2009 at 7:56 PM
    Hey Mudpups

    We have a new job to do. Check out the new link on Netroots!! We’ve got some voting to do!!!!

    http://democracyforamerica.com/netroots_nation_scholarships/597-shannyn-moore
    ______

    I voted for Shannyn too! How great would it be for someone to nominate Celtic Diva as well? Imagine the three witches from AK all getting a boost to continue their PJ-clad blogging!!! It makes me so happy any time I imagine GINO’s blood boiling:)

  12. Canadian Neighbour says:

    Hey Mudpups

    We have a new job to do. Check out the new link on Netroots!! We’ve got some voting to do!!!! Shannyn Moore has submitted her application to Netroots!! So get out your voting fingers so AKM and Shannyn may attend this together. We got AKM over 400 — can we do it again??

    http://democracyforamerica.com/netroots_nation_scholarships/597-shannyn-moore

  13. redwoodmuse says:

    Congratulations AKM. This is much deserved. Not only are you a ‘true’ investigative reporter/blogger but you have created the space for a fabulous community of individuals to come together and form something greater than the sum of its parts. I look forward to reading about your Travels with da Moose aka Braving Outside with Brian. I’ve missed the ‘Flats, logged on tonight to see this. It’s perfect.

  14. Soldotna Sue says:

    I am so happy for you, AKM, and for all of us who will also benefit from your wonderful enrichment experience. You richly deserve this honor.

    Please let us know if you need some additional financial support. This is a very generous group who would consider it an honor to assist you in any way we can. After all we get to go with you! 🙂

    Again congratulations, AKM.

  15. lexky says:

    the best person won……

  16. Canadian Neighbour says:

    Nan, Don’t worry about it. I’ve been guilty of it too!!

  17. Kath the Scrappy from Seattle says:

    Yep CN that’s the guy, now so happy you did the legwork for us. Shanny is one of my favorite bloggers, too. She’s such a hoot on Olbermann. Got my vote in, right behind YOU (yep, I recognized you lol) & Nan is in there now with us. Great start!

    Much easier this go round, didn’t have to do all the signup hoops like when we first voted for AKM. Just pressed on the link rightside & midway down Shannyn’s application page saying:

    ” Grassroots Supporters
    Add your support ”

    After doing that it pulled up the login screen which just required my email address & password (some may have been smart last time to have it ‘remember’ but dumb me! I found the PW back in an old email May 16th from Democracy for America.

    Left my comments and it’s a Done Deal!

  18. honestyinGov says:

    133 Canadian Neighbour Says:
    June 24th, 2009 at 7:56 PM
    Hey Mudpups
    We have a new job to do. Check out the new link on Netroots!! We’ve got some voting to do!!!!
    ———————-
    Just voted. She has 4 votes. She needs a LOT more.

  19. Nan says:

    Canadian NeighboUr
    Sorry, that was the first time I missed your “u” 😉

  20. Nan says:

    Canadian Neighbor
    Thanks! And tis done.

  21. Canadian Neighbour says:

    Kath the Scrappy from Seattle,
    I wondered if that was who you meant. When I realized Shannyn had applied, I got busy trying to find my log-in info!!

  22. Kath the Scrappy from Seattle says:

    Hey, think I found the answer to my Appalachia Blogger. Looks like he won Round 1.
    http://democracyforamerica.com/netroots_nation_scholarships/235-bob-kincaid

    So, now I’m off to vote for Shannyn and calling my Sis to give her another vote (Sis just loves AK and the salmon fishing as well as Keith Olberman interviews!).

  23. Canadian Neighbour says:

    Hey Mudpups

    We have a new job to do. Check out the new link on Netroots!! We’ve got some voting to do!!!!

    http://democracyforamerica.com/netroots_nation_scholarships/597-shannyn-moore

  24. DinkyP says:

    Congratulation’s AKM! You deserve the award and the opportunity it brings.

  25. nswfm CA says:

    Yipeee! Congratulations on your fine blog and well-earned recognition.

  26. Kath the Scrappy from Seattle says:

    Does anyone remember? There was another contender that was running close to AKM for a while. Can’t remember his name.

    His blog was about Appalachia and several posters here thought he also had an excellent, informative blog. I want to keep any eye out for him, check out his blog and perhaps vote for him next if he’s still in the running. He might be an interesting person for AKM to meet, given the differences but similarities concerning rural AK.

  27. Kath the Scrappy from Seattle says:

    Fantastic news but not surprising! Given the quality of Mudflats WRT news, humor, just fun reading, shortage of trolls – AKM you simply deserve this opportunity! Imagine all the other people with blogs that you’re going to meet and the networking. Plus (envious here) all the Mudpuppies you will have a meetup with.

    Canadian Neighbour thanks for supplying that link, I’ve been scratching all over trying to find it!

    AKM, maybe you should add CN’s link as an update to your post, several people have expressed curiousity:
    http://democracyforamerica.com/netroots_nation_scholarships/winners/2

  28. sauerkraut says:

    Are the democracyforAmerica people sending out a press release on this? I’d like to get a copy to forward to all the county Democratic committees in this state. I’m sure the yinzers in Pittsburgh will be very interested in the presence of AKM. Some might even want their picture taken with Brian.

    And there’s always those large east-coast newspapers… I have it from a good source that some of their people read mudflats. Who knows… lunch with Rachel Maddow?

  29. John(Canadian MudPuppy) says:

    Thanks Canadian Neighbour for the link.. Wow,, what a difference in voter support. And I bet all the people picked have something of quality and talent to offer also. AKM….. “”Alaska’s True Golden Girl.”””

  30. MonaLisa IS MY NAME! says:

    Never a single doubt in my mind that you’d win this, AKM.

    Congratulations!

  31. John(Canadian MudPuppy) says:

    AKM, I am so very very proud of you as i’m sure all Mudpuppies are. Your talent, wit, and grace is second to none. I knew from the first post I read you were someone so very awesome. This is my first post in many weeks and I couldn’t be more elated than reading this. You rock “My Lady.” Do us all proud AKM, as only your insight and honesty does everytime you put (fingers to keys).Congradulation AKM. No one deserves this more than you. YYYYYEEEEESSSSSS,,,, Doing my little happy dance.

  32. colibrimoon says:

    Congratulations AKM, I was hoping that you would receive the scholarship. Now, what’s the next step? Do you need additional support? Please, post a blog about your needs.

    You Go Girl!!!

  33. Marti says:

    I was wondering what happened with that – I am really happy for you, you deserve it!!

  34. Alaskan Sisu says:

    Truly honored to have you showcase Alaska, let the fun begin! Spread your Alaskan Aloha in Pittsburg for all of us.

  35. Doreen says:

    hugs, smooches, and congrats!!! Really … Mazel Tov!!!

    You really deserve some kind of “If it were not for her …. we may already be at war with Iran” award … you helped introduce the world to what Lipstick McWinky realllllly is (said in creepy maverick voice).

    Have fun. learn lots, let us read about it!!!

  36. Canadian Neighbour says:

    So you can see it in living Yellow Boot colour — here is the link showing round 2 winners:

    http://democracyforamerica.com/netroots_nation_scholarships/winners/2

  37. Mac says:

    Congratulations AKM! And another thank you for this wonderful place and all the wisdom you impart here. Enjoy!

  38. prisonernumber6 says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! AKM Your accomplishment gives even the quiet ones voice. Pittsburgh is honored and ready for your visit!

  39. seattlefan says:

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to “tag” along on your adventure. Thanks for providing such a great place to come and mingle with such wonderful people.

  40. Andrea says:

    Very well deserved. Congratulations. Very much looking forward to your blogging of the event.

  41. CEJ says:

    Congratulations!!!

  42. fawnskin mudpuppy says:

    I’M SO EXCITED…AND I JUST CAN’T HIDE IT….

  43. drew from lil ol texas says:

    Congrats from Texas!

    Couldn’t happen to a better person!

    Keep up the good work!

  44. MinNJ says:

    Congratulations and best wishes for a really exciting trip! Terrific news and so very well deserved.

  45. califpat says:

    Congratulations AKM, You definitely deserve it! You have given us a wonderful forum and we thank you.

    futureexpat: I am so jealous!

  46. Linda -WA says:

    Yay!!

  47. InJuneau says:

    Congrats!! And I know over on the Forum the P’burgh ‘Pups are already planning a Mudstock, so everyone else who’s in the area should check on over there for details. They are a GREAT bunch (well, we’ve met two sets of them at least), and I know you’ll have fun!

  48. Lisabeth says:

    Yeah!! Witches rule! Congratulations

    ps I bet Obamas paying your plane fare!

  49. michigander says:

    What happy news! Congratulations AKM (o:

  50. Blooper says:

    Congrats, AKM! I’m sure it will be a very rewarding and insightful experience. 🙂

  51. samper says:

    I’m an idiot! It’s Travelin’ Man THEN BL! I was singing and typing at the same time.

  52. laurie says:

    YOU rock!

  53. Nebraska Native says:

    Congrats!!! We knew you before you were paid by POTUS 🙂 Can’t wait to “read all about it!” Go YOU AKM!

  54. Husky says:

    Congrats- very well deserved. The quality you continue to produce in volume speaks for itself. Not only are your posts well written and topical, they’re sometimes hilarious, which always is a great bonus. The community you’ve fostered here is a big part of the success, and I hope you take great satisfaction in that.

  55. BigPete says:

    Congrats….”we’re in”, as far as coming along!

  56. samper says:

    I didn’t doubt it for a second… don’t know why you’re all so “surprised”! 🙂

    CONGRATULATIONS! CLAP CLAP! WARM HUGS! XOXO to our favorite pajama clad basement blogger!!!!

    I have relatives in Pitt… I could drive in, see them and then meet up at a Mudstock Event somewhere.

    If anyone is serious about maybe an outing in Pitt, I volunteer to arrange something (probably close to where AKM would be stationed).

    Who’s IN?

    I hope this wouldn’t interfere with Brian perhaps going to Greece during the first week in September????? I keep asking AKM, but don’t get an answer. 🙁

    Have Travelin’ Man by Detroit’s own Rockin’ Robert Seger on now and that EXCELLENT segue from Beautiful Loser into Travelin’ Man… If that doesn’t rock your socks off for this trip, nothing will! Especially the live You Tube versions from his last go ’round! MAN, 2006-2007 was a great winter!!!! 🙂

  57. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    *Congratulations* AKM!

  58. justafarmer says:

    congrats! you’re a star, indeed!

  59. TiredMom says:

    So very well deserved!!! I’m glad the Mudpups were able to make it happen…. not sure what the final tally was but any time I checked you were so far ahead of all the other entrants with the number of supporters…. and we really do support you! You have given us so much more than anyone could have ever expected from a blog. Much Mud-love to you and you GO GET ‘EM.

  60. moseyon says:

    CONGRATS AKM,
    I always knew you where more than a pretty face.
    Though that video didn’t depict you that way LOL.
    I crossed oceans to vote for you,the journey was worth it.
    Good Luck, go and enjoy.

  61. bubbles says:

    dr chill~~~~~~pm me or ripley cause we got company coming. and you da man!!

  62. Tewise says:

    This is Great, congrats AKM you do deserve it…….

  63. bubbles says:

    austintx ooooooooooh weeeeee.austintx i am waiting for sis and rocking to stevie ray vaughn’s ‘pride and joy’ cause ain’t akm our own “PRIDE AND JOY?”….b

  64. Star says:

    The best news today AKM..Sooooo happy for you…A big “THANK YOU” for providing this blog …:))

  65. DrChill says:

    So, AKM

    How many votes did you finally get?

  66. pearl89 says:

    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=3721215

    So happy for you…the moose is dancing and I’m doing the snoopy dance. Way to go…

  67. ENOUGHwiththetrainwreck says:

    just say the word if you need traveling money etc……we are all incredibly thankful that you have this blog and that we found you !!!

  68. Amy says:

    Congratulations! Thanks for all you do! also

  69. Laurie NC says:

    Outstanding AKM… Hope that youhave one of the best times of your life in Pittsburgh. Keep us posted as to a mudpups gathering. I’ll be in the area and hope to join in.

  70. John says:

    congratulations from me too also. You betcha.

  71. futurexpat? says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! We’re looking forward to seeing you here in Pittsburgh!

  72. Greytdog Δ says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! The honor is all yours – you’re the one who threw the door wide open for the rest of us!!!! You earned this – the hard way – blogging about. . . Palin. . . and the muck. Thanks for all your hard work, your great writing, and your dedication! Now go forth and conquer Pittsburgh!

  73. Mirage 18 says:

    YES! YES! YES! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  74. Cynamen Winter says:

    YIPPEE~YAHYAY….oh, what a BEautiful day!

    Here’s to higher heights AKM ~ for the best is yet to come.

    😉

  75. Congrats to our friend AKM – and let’s put the Sanford posts on the Open Thread where we can all vent about that piece of news! This is the party thread!

  76. rebekkah says:

    Congratulations AKM – this is a good moderate site, that doesn’t allow anything outrageous. And, I appreciate the humour here. This is very unique!

  77. tpgigi says:

    Oustanding, AKM. I’m thrilled for you and look forward to hearing about the experience.

  78. LadyInCali says:

    {{{{{Clapping}}}}} Congrats! This is so awesome! Netroots Nation Scholar this year…where will you be a year from now? Have an amazing time! We’ll look forward to your posts from there. And please count me in for a contribution if any other expenses need to be covered.

  79. asiangrrlMN says:

    Dang. I was so excited, I messed up my HTML codes. Sorry!

  80. Terpsichore says:

    Speaking of begathon, I mean that in the nicest way possible. I’ve noticed that some here are not familiar with the term. I think I heard it first from my Dad, about the local PBS stations quarterly drives. So that’s what I associated the term with – begging for a good cause.

  81. asiangrrlMN says:

    Ditto Dr. Chill</b. It’s all about you, AKM, and your exemplary blog. Be sure to bring Brian, and maybe he can blog his experiences as well. Kudos. I can’t think of a more deserving person.

  82. DrChill says:

    No ! YOU’RE the Best.
    ” No You are”
    “No YOU! ”

    You really are amazing…

    Its well deserved.

    Congrats.
    🙂

  83. zyggy says:

    Brava Bravo, Congrats AKM, I’m so happy for you and for us. We get to travel vicariously with you.

  84. twain12 says:

    congrats 🙂

  85. LiladyNY says:

    Never a moment’s doubt that you wouldn’t make it! Congratulations. We are so proud of you. (((AKM)))

  86. Terpsichore says:

    First, absolutely congradulations are in order for AKM. As many have said, the receipt of this scholarship is well-deserved.

    I look forward to hearing about … what you learn about!

    And now, on to this:

    45 Krinkle Bearcat Palin Says:
    June 24th, 2009 at 11:26 AM
    Now, what about travel expenses? Do we need a mudpuppy fundraiser to send AKM on the way to P’burgh?

    * ** * ** *

    I’m guessing the scholarship covers air travel and reasonably-priced hotel stay for the duration of the conference/workshop/thingamie. But if not, if AKM’s internet writing is bringing in any income at all, this trip is absolutely a business trip, and has legal tax deductions associated with it, travel expenses being among them.

    I’m sure AKM will let us know if a begathon of our own is in order.

    In the meantime, let’s get those yellow boots dancin’ and kickin’ their heels!

  87. QuiltAK says:

    Yaaaa! Congratulations!!

  88. bubbles says:

    ripley don’t leave me behind. i’ll help with the gas…b

  89. bigdayqueen says:

    Congratulations and well deserved!!!!!

    From a lifelong Pittsburgher I hope you get a chance to see a lot of a beautiful American city also, too.

  90. honestyinGov says:

    AKM… you need to send this news out on Twitter as well.

    And hopefully Meg or GINO will get the ‘ good News ‘. It will brighten their day.

  91. bubbles says:

    akm!! shout out loud you’re the one for me! [d-train] doing the ‘brian rock steady and the bubbles two step.’ with the love i have inside of me,we can turn this world around’ download this one mudpups and dance!!! yes we can!!! b

  92. marzapan says:

    Congratulations AKM. I think you are helping to redefine journalism before our very eyes–it’s exciting!

  93. Gramiam says:

    Sanford has “confessed to having a hot affair with some Argentine Chiquita. Ho hum, just another horny Republican!

  94. Nan says:

    WOOHOO!

    And YEEHAAWWWWWW, also, too. 😀 Awesome news, and couldn’t happen to a nicer Muckraker!

    Well. Guess I’d better read the comments now.

  95. Say NO to Palin in Politics says:

    Congratulations AKM!!! you deserve it and we’re VERY proud of you!

  96. Sarah in SC says:

    Whoo Hoo! Way to go! Hope you & Brian have a great time! 🙂

  97. Grandma Nancy says:

    I too think you should be teaching a seminar on blogging at Netroots! In any event, you will be sharing information with everybody there as well as soaking in information. They are lucky to have you with them. Hurrah!

  98. Polly says:

    I am so excited for you! You are the best of the best. You deserve this!!!
    —–
    The fourth annual gathering of the Netroots (formerly known as the YearlyKos Convention) will be held August 13-16 at the David L. Lawrence convention center in Pittsburgh, PA. Netroots Nation 2009 will include panels led by national and international experts; identity, issue and regional caucuses; prominent political, issue and policy-oriented speakers; a progressive film screening series; and the most concentrated gathering of progressive bloggers to date.

  99. Mel Green says:

    Congratulations! Well-deserved.

  100. mlaiuppa says:

    Congrats.

    Personally, I think you should be teaching a seminar on blogging at Netroots.

    Learning is good too.

    But networking is the best. And you’ll sure be doing that.

    Have a great time. (Take Brian and get some pics.)

  101. weaver57 says:

    AKM – what splendid news. Will Brian be accompanying you? Couldn’t happen to a more deserving blogger. Huge congrats!

  102. Gryphen says:

    WooHoo!

    Congratulations AKM!!!

    It could not happen to a more deserving person.

    Don’t forget to take pictures. Yeah like that is even a possibility.

    Big hugs blogger buddy.

  103. Karin in CT says:

    Yeah AKM!!!!! You are more than deserving of this honor.

    Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for this blog. I’d have to find something else to read 10 times a day!

  104. Forty Watt says:

    Fabulous news — and more than well-deserved.

  105. mmboucher florida says:

    Congratulations!!! I would suggest you not wear those boots, maybe red monkey shoes!!
    Ha Ha!

  106. Lori in Los Angeles says:

    standing ovation for AKM from southern CA! Lucky Pittsburgh.

  107. BRAVO, BRAVO!!! Great news.

  108. Ripley in CT says:

    Lynnrockets, you scare me.

    AKM, I am so proud of you. And all of us. Way to come together everyone, for the common good.

    And Problemchild? Can I get a balsamic vinaigrette with that word salad?

  109. lynnrockets says:

    Oh, here’s a Mark Sanford song.

    SOUTH CAROLINE
    (sung to the Neil Diamond song “Sweet Caroline”)

    Where he began, we can’t begin to know where
    But we do know that something’s wrong
    Does Sanford drink?
    Is this guy dumb or dumber?
    Will Mark next fly off to Hong Kong?

    Vans, minivans, roams about
    Losing me, losing you
    South Caroline
    Why did Sanford leave the hood?
    He should resign, that would do your state some good

    Why, oh why?
    Is he all-right, is the guv’nor so lonely?
    Where will he next wander off to?
    Maybe Frankfurt?
    Frankfurt or maybe Boulder?
    Not Pennsylvania Avenue

    Done, he’s now done, petered out
    He should be, in the zoo
    South Caroline
    Is Sanford misunderstood?
    He should resign, that would do your state some good

    (musical interlude)

    South Caroline
    Why did Sanford leave the hood?

    South Caroline
    Is Sanford misunderstood?

    South Caroline

  110. Hooray for you, AKM! I can only imagine Brian rubbing antlers with fellow blogsters.

    Now, what about travel expenses? Do we need a mudpuppy fundraiser to send AKM on the way to P’burgh?

  111. lynnrockets says:

    Congrats. Well deserved.

  112. KateinCanada says:

    Congratulations, AKM and all the voting pups. You are showing us what blogging at its bets can accomplish.

  113. teri says:

    Agree with the rest, *you’re* the best – we were just smart enough to recognize it. 😉
    Thank you for your blog.

  114. Doggonit says:

    I meant awesome.

  115. Doggonit says:

    Assume, Congrats! And an extra kick for Brian.

  116. Miss Demeanor says:

    YOU are the best, and we are so lucky to have you!
    Congratulations!

  117. the problem child says:

    You are so deserving of this honour, AKM, and now you get to get down there with the roots of the net and also, too, with the bloggers in their basements where the roots grow and flourish and therefore.

    (I’ll do you up a limerick later; for now, enjoy your word salad!)

  118. dee says:

    Good on you!!!

  119. CorningNY says:

    Congratulations, AKM! As if there was ever any doubt you would be selected to go…cuz you know We Heart Mudflats!! : )

  120. 24owls says:

    Excellant job AKM – you definitely deserve it! I am thrilled for you and all your hard work.

  121. MissSunshine says:

    You totally deserve the recognition AKM! Have a great time!

  122. Cassie Jeep Pike Palin says:

    WoooHooo! Good on ya’, AKM!

    You’ll enjoy Pittsburgh as well as all the scholarly stuff.

    I know I speak for most of us when I say we are so very proud of you!

  123. Lee323 says:

    Congratulations, AKM!

    Your new title…..”How to Succeed by Really Trying and Accomplishing Many Things!”

    (Just pick a better “hoss” to ride triumphantly into Pittsburgh than SWWNBN did. Hehe.)

  124. Ennealogic says:

    Terrific! What a great opportunity, and I have no doubt you will make the most of it!

    Grats, AKM. Way to go!

  125. nebraska mudflatter says:

    So happy for you AKM! You really deserve the honor and I know that you will not only learn alot but you will inspire so many others who are there!

  126. sauerkraut says:

    … there I go again, splatting into the mudflats. Okay now… it’s been almost 24 hours. Is it just the wordpress algorithm or was it something I wrote?

    Sorry, Sauer…. trying to figure out why it’s happening. Sometimes there’s just no reason. Sigh…. AKM

  127. sauerkraut says:

    Ironic that just yesterday, the palinista’s accused you of being paid by Obama. Bet they is jealous.

  128. Kallie says:

    Way to go!

  129. UK Lady says:

    WOOOHOOOooo!!
    Well done AKM, well deserved.

  130. Closet Mudpup says:

    Congrats, AKM!! It’s exciting to think about all the networking you’ll be doing there. Very cool 🙂

  131. Suchanut says:

    Yipeeeeeeeee!

  132. Far fromFenway Fan says:

    No, AKM, YOU are the best! I read a lot of political stuff and your writing is top notch, your analysis spot on, your photography stunning and your humor infectious.

    Cheers to you on an honor well-deserved!

  133. Liz I. says:

    This is a great honor for you–and well deserved–and great for all of us as well. You and the other wonderful progressive bloggers are doing important work, keeping us citizens informed with incisive commentary, wit and wisdom. Cheers and drinks all around!

  134. Professor Geezer says:

    Congratulations, AKM!

  135. Ripley in CT says:

    ROADTRIP!!!! Who’s in?

  136. Canadian Neighbour says:

    Yahoo!! We’ve all been watching the site but mannn they’re slow posting!!!

  137. Martha says:

    Congratulations, you certainly deserve this!

  138. GA Peach a/k/a Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble says:

    Well done and well deserved. Congratulations, AKM. Makes me proud (again) to be a mudpuppy.

  139. BuffaloGal says:

    FABULOUS!! I wonder if that’s when you’ll be presented with your big fat check, personally by Obama. That’ll be fantastic!

    ( how many big, churning waves do you think this news is creating over at the Sea of P ? )

    I love the fact that you’ll be able to turn a world of news bloggers on to what has been uncovered about Palin. Be sure to get emails for future contact!

  140. Janson says:

    Rock on with your bad self!!!

  141. SlappyOC says:

    Yes! You deserve it.

  142. Paula says:

    You’ll be a few hours from me! Yeah for you!

  143. austintx says:

    How very COOL is that ?!?! You go GIRL !!!

  144. Seagull Junker Palin says:

    Congratulations AKM! I’m sure it will be a fantastic experience. SJP

  145. Memphis, NY says:

    CONGRATULATIONS well deserved

  146. skip from Asheville, NC says:

    Fantastic AKM! much deserved recognition for all you do in seeing that Palin express self-destructs!

  147. Marnie says:

    Whos the techie genius who can make those boots dance and click their heels!

  148. ds55 says:

    Hooray, AKM!

  149. clark says:

    nice job. i’m sure you’ll manage to infiltrate the inner circle there and spin it in your unique fashion. lookin’ forward to hearing about it! you betcha!!

  150. Marnie says:

    Awwwwwl Riiiight!

  151. Cathy from Colorado says:

    Congratulations!!!!!!!

  152. pvazwindy says:

    Yippee

  153. CO almost native says:

    So– will there be a Pittsburgh Mudstock? I am so jealous…

  154. pvazwindy says:

    wonderful

  155. CO almost native says:

    Hooray!! (where are the dancing chiles?) Congrats to you, AKM!! May I be the first to say it is a well-deserved honor!!

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