Posted on Jul 22, 2011

BP Building Island to Circumvent Off Shore Drilling Laws

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After causing billions of dollars worth of damage to the gulf region and untold amounts of devastation to eco systems and wildlife, BP is continuing to live up to its reputation as one of the most despicable companies on the planet. From Business Insider: The offshore drilling moratorium that is falling apart in court already contains one major loophole — and there’s little surprise which company is threading the...

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

Sarah Palin Echoes Roberto Duran: NO MAS!

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Quittin’ time! Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin gave her final speech as Alaska’s governor Sunday before stepping down from her post, telling a Fairbanks crowd that she is resigning ‘to chart a new course to advance the state.’ ‘Now people who know me, they know how much I love this state … I feel it is my duty to avoid the unproductive, typical, politics-as-usual, lame-duck session in one’s...

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

Investigator Finds Palin May Have Violated Ethics Laws

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The sudden resignation explained? An independent investigator has found evidence that Gov. Sarah Palin may have violated ethics laws by accepting private donations to pay her legal debts. The report obtained by The Associated Press says Palin is securing unwarranted benefits and receiving improper gifts through the Alaska Fund Trust, set up by supporters. An investigator for the state Personnel Board says in his July 14 report that there...

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

Sarah Palin Even Screws Up Her Resignation

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Palin power! The Legislature’s top lawyer, Tam Cook, has come out with an opinion that Craig Campbell can’t become the lieutenant governor on July 26. But she conceded that it’s muddy and there are unresolved legal questions. July 26th is the day Palin is to resign as governor and hand power over Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell. Palin picked Campbell, who is the head of the state department of military...

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

Alaska Legislators Actually Care About Alaska, Not Palin 2012

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They’ll be taking the stimulus and ignoring their silly national joke of a governor. Top Alaska legislators said Tuesday they’re likely to accept at least most of the federal economic stimulus money that Gov. Sarah Palin did not. “I think at the end of the day we will end up taking most of the funds,” said Anchorage Republican Rep. Mike Hawker, who is leading the House effort on the...

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

Palin Country!

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Surprise. Alaska officials are investigating racist jokes about President-elect Barack Obama that have been circulating on state government e-mail accounts. One of the five e-mails obtained by The Associated Press asks about the outcome of the Democrat’s victory after all the time and money invested and concludes: ‘Another black family living in government housing!’ Oliver Willis...

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

Mark Begich Wins, Dems +1 More In The Senate

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Woot. Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens has lost his bid for a seventh term. The longest-serving Republican in the history of the Senate trailed Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich by 3,724 votes after Tuesday’s count. That’s an insurmountable lead with only about 2,500 overseas ballots left to be counted. Oliver Willis...