Archive for Alaska

Overnight: Alaska - Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System 3


Note: The content of this post has been removed at the request of the ad agency for the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System.


Overnight: Alaska - Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System 1


Note: The content of this post has been removed at the request of the ad agency for the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System.


Overnight: Alaska -2- Touring Alaska


Overnight Alaska

The next video in the 'Alaska' series.


Overnight: Alaska -1- Alaska Highway-Dawson Crk to Delta Junction



The photo above is of the Liard River Hotsprings, one of the destinations along the Alaska Highway. I love hot springs anywhere but these look particularly inviting.



Sarah Palin-- Today's Utterances Of An Idiot


stupid Sarah Palin

Oh, Sarah, Sarah, Sarah. You've written a book to "save" Christmas. That is mighty "white" of you with all of your other pressing issues and cares. You thought about little Lord Jesus and his birthday.

What, you didn't know Christmas was Jesus's birthday? Then what part of Christmas are you saving in your book? Wowzers, we must really be missing the big picture. We should be so glad we've got you.

Where did you get the time? Just being a mother of a special needs child alone could exhaust a normal, healthy woman. Oops, I guess I just made the mistake of lumping you in with normal, healthy women. After all, you're 'Super Sarah', Caribou Barbie, the half-Baked Alaskan. Is it true you've got those little sugarplum fairies dancing away in your head? Are they twerking, perhaps?

With all that you have on your plate, today you made time to visit with Matt Lauer and share your other infinite wisdom about your first passion, (quitting) politics. Well, maybe not the quitting part -- yet. But the light you shed on Obamacare, Chris Christie and the non-tea party membership of the GOP is indescribable. Therefore, I won't even chance it for risk of putting a price on priceless:


Shannyn Moore: "Hey, Republicans. Stop pulling for the failure of one man at the expense of millions of Americans."


obamacare extortion shutdown shannyn moore

It's nice to have pals like Shannyn Moore who invite us to cross-post their work, and Shannyn does fantastic work. Here are excerpts from her latest from the Anchorage Daily News:

We're just a few days from launch for critical portions of the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Republicans in Washington, D.C., are so freaked out they've taken the economy hostage and threatened to shoot it. Conservatives with "support the troops" on their car bumpers have no problem cutting off paychecks to soldiers in a doomed bid to "protect" Americans from affordable health care. I'll bet the list of things they want before they'll agree to pay the nation's debts was made by cutting words out of magazines and pasting them on a piece of paper.

In case I'm being too subtle, this is not negotiation. It's extortion.

Canadian-born Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled his own Chatty Cathy doll string for 21 hours in what can only be described as political theater. On the Senate floor, his railing against the ACA included a reading of Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham."

Apparently he either had never read the book, or didn't understand it when he did. "Sam, I am" protests against something for the whole book until he tries it and finds he likes it.

Mr. Cruz doesn't have health insurance through his job as a senator. His wife, an executive at the investment bank Goldman Sachs, covers him. (You remember Goldman Sachs, so memorably described as the "great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity.") [...]

On the homefront, Joe Miller and Mead Treadwell jockeyed to see who could show the most love for Cruz. [...]

Sen. Lisa Murkowski called the health care act an "unworkable law." Is she opposed to the Indian Health Service or V.A. hospitals? Does she reject the government coverage that comes with her job? [...]

The Republicans aren't concerned about the burden of mandates. It's their idea. They came up with it in 1992. They're concerned the American people will actually like having insurance companies held accountable for their rates, and the fact that the companies will be required to spend 80 percent of the premiums they collect on actual health care. [...]

We live in a "post-fact" political world. When asked in a recent poll, 46 percent of respondents said they oppose Obamacare, but only 37 percent said they oppose the Affordable Care Act. Wonder what's going on there. [...]

Watching this week in Washington, I thought, "This is what it would look like if Aaron Sorkin wrote Die Hard" -- a government based on hostages and ransom notes.

Hey, Republicans. Stop being babies. Stop pulling for the failure of one man at the expense of millions of Americans.

As for the president and his party?

They should remember that we have a national policy of not negotiating with terrorists. Why? Because giving in only encourages them to do it again.

Shannyn Moore can be heard weekdays from 6 to 9 p.m. on KOAN 1020 AM and 95.5 FM radio.


Palin Input -- Useless as Ever


tits on a bullWhat's wrong with this picture?

Ol' ex-governor McCrazy has found a new mission -- screwing up the Immigration Bill.  According to today's article by Jeb Golinkin in This Week, here's what the Alaskan Asshat had to say about immigration:

"Just like they did with ObamaCare, some in Congress intend to "Pelosi" the amnesty bill. They'll pass it in order to find out what's in it. And just like the unpopular, unaffordable ObamaCare disaster, this pandering, rewarding-the-rule-breakers, still-no-border-security, special-interests-ridden, 24-pound disaster of a bill is not supported by informed Americans."

According to Golinkin:

Let's take this particular pearl of vapid nonsense sentence by sentence. Right off the bat, Palin manages to set forth two incompatible premises in the same sentence. Her reference to "some in Congress" is clearly a shot at the Republicans looking to push the bill through, the most prominent being a young Tea Party star named Marco Rubio. Yet in taking that shot, Palin makes clear that immigration reform is not at all like ObamaCare in that ObamaCare was defined by the complete and total absence of bipartisan compromise, even during the negotiation phase. Immigration reform was heavily shaped by Republicans and is going to pass (assuming it passes) with multiple Republican votes.

Let's address affordability.  Sister Sarah says it's unaffordable.  The CBO actually disagrees. Last week they released its finding that if Senate Bill 744 were enacted, changes in direct spending and revenues "would decrease federal budget deficits by $197 billion over the 2014-2023 period.

So how about her "still no border security?"  What do you call adding $30+ billion, an additional 750 miles of fencing and 20,000 more border patrol agents?  Lined shoulder to shoulder, they'd reach from her house to Russian and back.

Missy McSlugnuts suggests the bill in not supported by informed Americans.  Hmm, overwhelmingly polls show that Americans do favor a comprehensive immigration bill.  Just because it wasn't in her coloring book doesn't mean it's not supported.

Immigration is a remarkably thorny issue for the GOP politically, but the time has come to cope with reality. Illegal immigrants are here, they are not leaving...


...So Ms. I Shot the Sheriff Caribou, maybe you need a dose of reality.  Perhaps Todd can feed it to you slowly, if he comprehends it himself.   But take it easy.  The shock might knock you for a loop and you may cease being as useless as tits on a bull.  Maybe you'll just become plain ol' Sarah, an annoying fly around the GOP elephant's butt.