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June 21, 2021


Palin’s Memorial Day Emissions

The Memorial Day weekend has begun, and Sarah Palin has stepped out to pay tribute to the fallen in black leather and heels. Don’t wince. We can actually celebrate this upward mobility of fashion sense because at least it wasn’t like the last memorial event she attended when she donned a black miniskirt and peep toe pumps on stage. Kudos for improvement. Although the organizers of the annual motorcycle rally ‘Rolling Thunder’ made it clear that she was not invited to speak at the event, she nonetheless held forth with an inspiring tribute to the solemn nature of the day…

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The Bus to Nowhere – Palin Hits the Road

Sarah Palin has a bus. It’s not the one that she unceremoniously hurls her personal and political enemies under, nor the one she flew to via private jet during her book tour for Going Rogue. Like any good Tea Party bus, it comes complete with a giant Constitution on the side. Just in case you didn’t get it, there’s also a redundant “We the People” in gigantic letters on top of the Constitution. Then there’s a One Nation logo, with the ‘A’ as the Liberty Bell, with “One Nation Under God With Liberty and Justice for All” underneath. Then there’s…

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Honoring Our Veterans; An Afternoon at the Symphony–Events for Saturday, May 14th

If Friday was any indication, today should be a beautiful, warm day perfect for lawns, gardens, parks, etc…However, when I looked at my Facebook invitations, it seemed that EVERYONE decided to do SOMETHING on May 14th. Since my daughter has her own band practice on Saturdays, I had to narrow my schedule down to several of the events that (to me) stood out the most. Starting at 10:00 am and running until 5:30 pm is the annual “Gathering for Veterans.” It will be held this year at the Curtis Menard Sports Center in Wasilla: The Gathering of Veterans is an…

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Say it Ain’t So, Joe! Co-Author of Leaked Palin Book Speaks Out

By Ken Morris, co-author of Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin, A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years Mudflats Friends: When I first appeared on Jeanne’s ground-breaking pages well over one year ago, I wrote about participating in the eBay auction to buy a meal with Sarah Palin to benefit a worthy veterans’ charity. A short time later, after losing that auction to what looked like a rigged bid, I then offered through Mudflats an additional $200,000 to that charity if Sarah would answer civil question over a second meal, on the record, with the likes or Jeanne, Rachel Maddow, Shannyn Moore, and Keith Olbermann. While…

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Attention Congress: Honoring veterans goes beyond Veterans Day

My thoughts today turn to the special veterans in my life. This year, those thoughts are sadder with the passing in July of a special man, Vietnam Veteran, and dear friend Maurice Bailey. Mo served as leader of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Wasilla Chapter and was founder of the Veteran’s Aviation Outreach, whose primary focus was to help the forgotten vets across the state especially in Rural Alaska. Bailey was also awarded the Alaska Governor’s Veterans Advocacy Award in 2007. From Senator Mark Begich’s comments on Mo’s death: “Mo’s tireless efforts on behalf of rural veterans were instrumental…

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Open Thread – Veterans Day

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the Mudflats History Department! But here with today’s lesson on Veterans Day, is Mrs. D., back again! ************************ At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the Allies and Germany signed the Armistice at Compiegne, France, ending World War I in Western Europe. Twenty million died. In the U.K. it is known as Remembrance Day. In the U.S. it was known as Armistice Day until the end of the Korean War. The poppy has become the symbol of Veterans’ Day since the poem “In Flanders Field”…

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Murkowski’s Write-In Campaign–What Are Her Chances?

  The supporters have been rallied, the big announcement has been made and Senator Lisa Murkowski is off and running on her whirlwind write-in campaign! So what are her actual chances of winning? 1) There is the problem of her name. Lisa Murkowski…doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue or the pen.  However, it looks like a write-in won’t be as stringent as was once thought.  Just “Lisa” would not be enough according to outgoing Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell. However, voters would not need to spell Murkowski’s name correctly if “intent could be ascertained” according to Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai…even “Lisa…

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Saying Goodbye to a Fallen Warrior

I found out last Wednesday, while I was in Soldotna for a family reunion, that my good friend Maurice Bailey had passed away the previous day.  While he had suffered from Leukemia for awhile now, it still seemed to catch us all by surprise. Mo was a Vietnam vet, a pilot, an aviation mechanic and a stalwart fixture in Alaska’s aviation community. He was also founder of  the non-profit organization Veterans Aviation Outreach, whose goal is to find as many of  Alaska’s estimated 80,000 veterans as he could and get them signed up for their US Veteran’s Benefits.  He sometimes found vets who were in the throes of…

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