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Shannyn Moore
is an award winning broadcaster, political commentator, and blogger based in Anchorage, Alaska. She can be heard on her daily talk radio show in Alaska on KUDO 1080AM Anchorage, KXLJ 1330AM Juneau and at from 3pm-6pm EST. Her weekly television show, Moore Up North, is broadcast Saturday and Sunday statewide on independent television station KYES Channel 5. Shannyn contributed a chapter to the 2009 book on Sarah Palin titled Going Rouge. Shannyn is a regular contributor to Her website is

Entries by Shannyn Moore

Exxon: 25 Years of Tears in Alaska

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 6:23 PM

Time has a strange affect on events in our lives. I feel I'm looking through a glass of water when I look back 25 years to this day, March 24, 1989.

I'd left Seattle University and the Ballard Lochs on the M/V Westward heading north through the Inside Passage of...

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Free EPT Tests in Alaskan Bars... Because Birth Control Is Irresponsible

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2014 | 3:38 PM

I had a plan to write a column that was going to make the Anchorage municipal elections coming up be the sexiest, most riveting thing you've ever read. Then someone did something stupid in Juneau, so you'll have to wait a week while I sort this doofus out.

First, the...

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Pope Francis: The War on Poverty vs. the War on Christmas

(68) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 7:22 AM

Though not Catholic, I went to a Jesuit University and had one of the most spiritual experiences of my life in Rome. I watched the smoke from the Sistine Chapel signal the selection of a new pope.

I like the new guy, Pope Francis. He's not perfect, and neither is...

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Guantanamo: It's About Us

(136) Comments | Posted May 12, 2013 | 7:51 AM

It is hard to imagine being abducted, away from your family for eleven years, chained, beaten, with no hope for freedom even when your captors know you did nothing to be there ... that is the case for eighty six men held at Guantanamo Bay prison facility.

Neighbors turned in...

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Congressman Don Young's '50-60 Wetbacks'

(14) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 10:22 PM

In an interview with Ketchikan's KRBD, Alaska's one and only Congressman, Republican Don Young, was able to include a racial slur in comments regarding the economy and employment. Congressman Young said, "My father had a ranch; we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes," he said. "It takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It's all done by machine."

Congressman Young is again under investigation by the House Ethics Committee. The fresh charges are that he failed to report gifts, misused campaign contributions and lied to investigators.

The National Republican Party has recently acknowledged their lack of outreach to the Hispanic population, and have vowed to repair and reach out. Something tells me this wasn't part of their new program.

In 1994, the colorful Congressman waved an Oosik (Penis bone of a walrus) around at a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hearing. When speaking to students in Fairbanks, Young was answering questions about cutting federal funding for the arts that he said had underwritten, "photographs of people doing offensive things," and "things that are absolutely ridiculous." Asked for specifics, Young answered, "Buttf**king."

Congressman Young has represented Alaska since...

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VAWA Not a Victory for Alaskan Native Women

(16) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 8:26 AM

President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act last week. Finally, something bipartisan passed!

American women are better protected from coast to coast -- but all the way up north? Left out in the cold.

First, you should know a few facts. Native American and Alaska Native women...

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Shell-Shocked Alaska

(7) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 7:27 AM

Royal Dutch Shell's Alaska operations could have used a dose of "local knowledge" to prevent their latest debacle: the grounding of the oil rig Kulluk. That phrase, "local knowledge," should ring a bell for Shell. The company was the one of the largest contributors to a group opposing the restoration...

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My Guns Are Less Regulated Than My Uterus

(3211) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 7:21 AM

I'm old enough to remember when the NRA was invited into our schools to educate students on gun safety. Yes, I'm old, and I grew up in rural Alaska, but the NRA as an institution has changed as much as everything else has since then. It now operates as a...

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Dear Mr. President, "I Believe" Isn't Good Policy

(186) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 4:42 PM

An open letter to President Barack Obama:

Dear Mr. President,

As a woman who worked very hard to make sure your last opponents were not elected -- walking door to door in the snow on your behalf, registering more than a thousand Alaskans to vote, exposing Palin in the national...

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What's the Matter With Alaska?

(103) Comments | Posted November 17, 2010 | 4:35 AM

Something  in Alaska stinks. Again. Not just an ordinary low tide smell. Not like something you'd blame on the dog. It smells like an infection. For me to plug my nose, I'd have to overlook some curious facts.

I've written another piece like this. It was after the last election....

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Joe Miller's Alaskan Militia

(750) Comments | Posted October 18, 2010 | 5:04 AM

Joe Miller is fond of private security.

In the Spring of 2008, Joe Miller showed up wearing Eric Estrada circa 1984 mirrored sunglasses, with security guards in a staged coup d'état of the leadership of the Alaska Republican Party. He lost. Randy Ruedrich still stands supreme as the party Chair,...

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Why the DSCC Loves Sarah Palin

(69) Comments | Posted September 22, 2010 | 4:32 PM

It's mind-boggling how the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee hasn't shown up for Scott McAdams, Alaska's Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.

They've had weeks to help secure a now open seat they didn't...

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Palin's Homer Moment: Celebrity Sarah Confronted by Citizen (WATCH)

(12578) Comments | Posted August 9, 2010 | 8:59 AM

I'm really proud of my home town. When I say, "I'm just a girl from Homer" on my blog, radio or television show, I like to think it's not so much self-deprecation as it is a friendly warning. When Palin signed off on her Facebook blog bashing Obama on Friday...

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"Refudiating" Palin's Racist Tweet

(1048) Comments | Posted July 20, 2010 | 12:16 AM

It feels strange weighing in on a house of worship thousands of miles away, well, at least for me. A proposed mosque two blocks from Ground Zero has Palin tweeting on a Sunday afternoon.

According to Politico:

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Palin's Phony "Call Me!" Offer

(775) Comments | Posted June 9, 2010 | 11:30 AM

Sarah has a new blog entry.

You'll need a pair of chest waders and a barf bag to get through it.

Blasting the president for not taking control of a free-market corporation reveals frayed tea bag credentials:

These decisions and the resulting spill have shaken the public's confidence in the...
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Sarah Palin Takes Up Fencing

(463) Comments | Posted May 27, 2010 | 5:07 AM

It's been a few days since the Palins learned Joe McGinniss moved in next door. Love thy neighbor as thyself, then build a fence.

"Fences make good neighbors," promised her Facebook blog. Not sure at which of the five colleges Palin studied Robert Frost's Mending Wall...

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Sarah Palin's New Low: Funeral Crasher

(4516) Comments | Posted May 18, 2010 | 6:18 AM

"I don't give a damn about her." -Wally Hickel 1919-2010

Half-Governor Sarah Palin crashed twice-Governor Wally Hickel's funeral today. Trust me, if Sarah Palin was paying her respects, the check would bounce. The guest list was impressive with many Alaskan dignitaries. And then there was Palin with her daughter Piper,...

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Palin's Pinnacle of Hypocrisy

(437) Comments | Posted April 25, 2010 | 5:26 PM

Sarah Palin took the stand Friday in the trial of Former University of Tennessee student David Kernell. Kernell is charged with hacking Palin's Yahoo! e-mail account while Palin campaigned in the 2008 presidential campaign.

Kernell is facing 50 years in prison over this incident. He would be 72 years old...

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Caribou Ken Sues the Feds!

(79) Comments | Posted April 21, 2010 | 4:52 AM

My dears, sadly Caribou Barbie has been replaced with Caribou Ken.

Tuesday, Governor Sean Parnell and Attorney General Dan Sullivan announced plans to sue the federal government over health care reform.

Every GOP/Republican dog whistle was blown during the press conference. Parnell was partisan, pathetic and pure pander. Governor Parnell...

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Governor Grifter TV

(120) Comments | Posted March 26, 2010 | 6:48 PM

When Alaska Senator Johnny Ellis introduced a bill to subsidize film and television production in Alaska, no one thought then Sarah Palin could be a recipient. On June4, 2008 she signed the film subsidy into law. I wonder if producer Mark Burnett of Survivor fame has...

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