“The Alaska Dispatch is owned by the wife of the guy that owns the Carlyle Group, a massive defense contractor. The same kind that use Alaska Native Corporations as fronts to get minority no-bid contracts. This whole thing is a stunt and no one is talking about the only good guy running, Scott McAdams.”
“White collar crime investigations and regulation are basically nonexistent up here (in Alaska). It's the Wild Wild West only we don't have a single Wyatt Earp anywhere who can whip ass and take names.
You'd think that post-Ted Stevens investigation they'd be all over it - but they aren't. It's like someone decided to turn Alaska into a white-collar-criminal penal colony.
Any time someone pops their head up to say something, they get bought off with a cushy job with the State or Big Oil. Money talks every goddamn time and everyone has a price.”
GranE on May 14, 2010 at 08:37:24
“However, Murkowski says oil companies don't have enough money, so we should let them drill anyway whether they can clean up a spill or not. Don't know what she's worried about, all they have to do is go crying to Justice Scalia and he will lower the damages.”
OkieIntellectual on May 14, 2010 at 04:53:26
“The problem is that people no longer have principals. The concepts of "character" and "integrity" have been replaced by greed and the desire for continued profit. These days it is more important to many people to have the means to purchase that new 64" flatscreen TV or that new (insert random material statius symbol here) than it is to go to bed each night with a clear conscious, knowing that they did the RIGHT thing, rather than the profitable thing.”
“Speak for yourself. Most of the Alaskans I know care deeply about policy here and do their damndest to vote their conscience, but with Palin they were misled.
If most of the people you know don't know irony, then you're hanging with the wrong crowd.
I didn't vote for Palin, and I'm a registered Republican. In fact, I voted for all Democrats except for Stevens - who I believed was being prosecuted strangely, (and made me question the integrity of our justice system).
Stevens did not profit a dime or take in a penny of cash, he paid out $160,000 to upgrade a cabin but supposedly his votes were being purchased. Name one vote where Stevens sold out Alaska.
Alaska is full of attractive housewives with great public speaking skills, thankfully most lack the ego that made Sarah think everyone loved her for her policy positions, (she won because of the dick-vote).
A woman who truly believes her good looks had nothing to do with her popularity (or election) doesn't get it, and if she doesn't get that - she can't have the capacity to understand much else.”
Having one's prosecutors investigated for prosecutorial misconduct might just mean you were innocent all along.
Having one's own bigoted political party kicked out of office then having the oppositions BLACK CANDIDATE take office and drop all charges against you might just mean you are happy that Arlen Specter switched sides.
Alaskans love nothing more than pure unadulterated irony, which is exactly how Palin got elected here.”
Mnemanth on May 15, 2009 at 16:55:54
“palin got elected because we're rather shallow- more concerned with form over substance. Reading the DNM and ADN suggests we remain largely the same even in the face of facts. Most folks I know here couldn't define irony.”
"She wanted to make a visible sign that the National Guard works for the governor and the Adjutant Gen. is now a 3-star equal in rank to the federal partners that may respond to the state when asked," said Campbell.”
"She wanted to make a visible sign that the National Guard works for the governor and the Adjutant Gen. is now a 3-star equal in rank to the federal partners that may respond to the state when asked," said Campbell.
“She describes herself as a "hockey mom" and defines that as "a pit bull,"" albeit with "lipstick." Since cosmetics don't alter ones species, her own words define her as a dog, presumably female. There's a perfectly correct five letter noun for that and she ought to be grateful that our candidate is too much of a gentlemen to apply it to her.”