Sarah Palin ended the Socialist Gambit of “death by 1000 frivolous lawsuits”; Now free to assume a GOP Leadership Role

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Sarah Palin, on July 3, 2009,
ended the Socialist Gambit
of “death by 1000 frivolous lawsuits.”

Socialist frivolous lawsuits, 15 to date, mounted by Socialist Partisans (at no cost to themselves), all failed to result in a finding of wrong doing.

Does that matter to the Socialists? No. That was not the point. The point was to continuously tie up Sarah’s energy, time and resources by forcing her to play defense and additionally to cause the wasting of Alaska’s State Government’s time and money with their cheap low ball tactics.

Sarah Palin, seeing their unending trollish offense strategy for what it was, made a preemptive move which short-circuited their strategy to weaken the GOP and thwart her as the National GOP Leader.

What was the reaction of the Socialists to Sarah’s end-run around their low ball tactics???

Socialist Party Mad Sarah changed the game... boo hooo HOOOOOO

Socialist Babies Mad at Sarah for changing the game... boo hooo HOOOOOO

Now…NOW!!!  Sarah is free from their continual frivolous law suit gambit and free to move about the country for the greater good of the Country and her home state of Alaska.

  • Free now to rally Tea Party grass roots support in key elections across the country
  • Free to fill her war chest with funds from speaking engagements and speeches
  • Free to demonstrate her knowledge of Geo-Politics
  • Free to speak out against the Avalanche of Socialism being perpetrated on hard working Free Market Americans by Obama & Co.
  • Free to Liberate our country from the grips of Business-As-Usual Washington Socialist Elitism.

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174 Responses to Sarah Palin ended the Socialist Gambit of “death by 1000 frivolous lawsuits”; Now free to assume a GOP Leadership Role

  1. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning everyone.

    Well it seems that now Sarah Palin more than ever is a clear and present danger to all those left wing democrats. Proof of this is in the On Going attacks by them against Sarah Palin. Lets face it, if she had no real shot in 2012 the Libs would be silent. They are attacking what they fear most, Honesty and Truth. Socialism’s days are now number in these United States and the shift in opinion concerning Obama makes this abundantly clear. Bye, Bye Barrack !
    Well Hello Sarah, well hello Sarah its so nice to see you back where you belong. Your lookin good Sarah like we knew you would Sarah.
    God Bless the United States of America. We have awaken! 🙂

  2. tellitlikeitis says:

    Here is some good news for homeowners and bad news for local government. Property taxes are another ripp off.

    Property Tax Appeals Take Toll on Governments

    Homeowners across the country are challenging their property tax bills in droves as the value of their homes drop, threatening local governments with another big drain on their budgets.

    Photo by: Anthony Easton
    Homeowners across the country are asking their local government to reassess their tax bill.

    The requests are coming in record numbers, from owners of $10 million estates and one-bedroom bungalows, from residents of the high-tax enclaves surrounding New York City, and from taxpayers in the Rust Belt and states like Arizona, Florida and California, where whole towns have been devastated by the housing bust.

    “It’s worthy of a Dickens story,” said Gus Kramer, the assessor in Contra Costa County, Calif., outside San Francisco. “These people are desperate. They know their home’s gone down in value. They’ve watched their neighborhoods being boarded up. They literally stand in there and say: ‘When can I have my refund check? I need to feed my family. I need to pay my electric bill.’ ”

    The tax appeals and reassessments present a new budget nightmare for governments. In a survey conducted by the National Association of Counties, 76 percent of large counties said that falling property tax revenue was significantly affecting their budgets, said Jacqueline Byers, the association’s research director.

    Officials in some states say their property tax revenue is falling for the first time since World War II.

    The recession has already taken a significant toll on states’ budgets, as rising joblessness, a weak business climate and a drop in consumer demand have cut sharply into receipts from taxes on sales, personal income and business earnings.

    The pain at the state level is trickling down to county and local governments. To compensate, about 10 percent of large counties are raising the tax rates associated with home values to minimize the revenue loss, the county association said.

  3. tellitlikeitis says:

    Words of wisdom from genius Joe.

    Biden predicts more US jobs because of stimulus

    By: The Associated Press | 05 Jul 2009 | 12:29 PM ET Text Size 0704dvs_biden_iraq
    The Obama administration “misread” the depth of the economic troubles it inherited and still expects more new jobs in the long term as the spending pace from the $787 billion stimulus plan quickens, Vice President Joe Biden said.

    Republican congressional leaders expressed disappointment about the impact of stimulus spending. “I’m very skeptical that the spending binge that we’re on is going to produce much good and, even if it does, anytime soon,” Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said in a statement Sunday.

    “I think the economy is just as likely to begin to recover on its own, wholly aside from this, before much of this has an impact.”

    Biden, in an interview that aired on ABC’s “This Week,” said the 9.5 percent unemployment rate is “much too high.” The administration had predicted unemployment would stay below 8 percent with its stimulus plan.

    “The figures we worked off of in January were the consensus figures and most of the blue chip indexes out there,” Biden said. “We misread how bad the economy was, but we are now only about 120 days into the recovery package.”

    He cited the economic conditions inherited from the Bush administration. “It’s now our responsibility. So the second question becomes … is it the right package given the circumstances we’re in? And we believe it is the right package given the circumstances we’re in.”

    While Biden argued that more jobs will be created in the coming months, House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio said his party had wanted the bill to focus on small businesses and helping people keep more of what they earned.

    “This was supposed to be about jobs, jobs and jobs. And the fact is it turned into nothing more than spending, spending and more spending on a lot of big government bureaucracy,” Boehner said.

    Even House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said no one is satisfied with the results of the stimulus so far. “But we believe the stimulus was absolutely essential,” he said.

    Biden noted that the plan was set up to spend the money over 18 months. Major programs will take effect in September, including $7.5 billion for broadband Internet service, plus new money for high-speed rail and America’s electrical grid, he said.

    Biden said it’s premature to say whether the country will need a second stimulus package.

  4. m2 says:

    What an awesome blog post. VF is a truth-teller and also terrorizer of the Left. Much like Ms. Sarah Palin, citizen, America.

  5. rosehips says:

    good morning peeps. I see vf snuck out on us again. Her rl is starting to interfere with her duties here and I for one don’t like it.

    If it wasn’t raining, I’d go out and find something real to do.

    maybe I should try housecleaning….

  6. rosehips says:

    bravo for your ireport sh. I love this part of the quote you added:

    “Yet the interaction it enables between writer and reader is unprecedented, visceral, and sometimes brutal. And make no mistake: it heralds a golden era for journalism.”

    Here’s the link to sh’s post for anyone who didn’t see her post on previous blog:

  7. tellitlikeitis says:

    California’s Nightmare Will Kill Obamanomics: Kevin Hassett

    Commentary by Kevin Hassett

    July 6 (Bloomberg) — Last week, we discovered that the state of California will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.

    With California mired in a budget crisis, largely the result of a political impasse that makes spending cuts and tax increases impossible, Controller John Chiang said the state planned to issue $3.3 billion in IOU’s in July alone. Instead of cash, those who do business with California will get slips of paper.

    The California morass has Democrats in Washington trembling. The reason is simple. If Obama’s health-care plan passes, then we may well end up paying for it with federal slips of paper worth less than California’s. Obama has bet everything on passing health care this year. The publicity surrounding the California debt fiasco almost assures his resounding defeat.

    It takes years and years to make a mess as terrible as the California debacle, but the recipe is simple. All that you need is two political parties that are always willing to offer easy government solutions for every need of the voters, but never willing to make the tough decisions necessary to finance the government largess that results. Voters will occasionally change their allegiance from one party to the other, but the bacchanal will continue regardless of the names on the office doors.

    California has engaged in an orgy of spending, but, compared with our federal government, its legislators should feel chaste. The California deficit this year is now north of $26 billion. The U.S. federal deficit will be, according to the latest numbers, almost 70 times larger.

    Bleak Picture

    The federal picture is so bleak because the Obama administration is the most fiscally irresponsible in the history of the U.S. I would imagine that he would be the intergalactic champion as well, if we could gather the data on deficits on other worlds. Obama has taken George W. Bush’s inattention to deficits and elevated it to an art form.

    The Obama administration has no shame, and is willing to abandon reason altogether to achieve its short-term political goals. Ronald Reagan ran up big deficits in part because he believed that his tax cuts would produce economic growth, and ultimately pay for themselves. He may well have been excessively optimistic about the merits of tax cuts, but at least he had a story.

    Obama has no story. Nobody believes that his unprecedented expansion of the welfare state will lead to enough economic growth. Nobody believes that it will pay for itself. Everyone understands that higher spending today begets higher spending tomorrow. That means that his economic strategy simply doesn’t add up.

  8. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Morning everyone.

  9. rosehips says:

    vf, btw….this is a good post. I think the gov’t needs to come up with a way to reduce the frivolous suits. You say that those who are filing them have no costs? I don’t think this is true. They need an attorney for one, no? Why aren’t they charged with court fees? If a suit is determined to be frivolous, the plaintiff is supposed to pay.
    The expense is one thing, the time spent defending oneself is another. I think Governor Palin should try harder to ignore the attacks. They are winning if they let it bother you. Ignore them and they will stop. It’s just like blogging…

  10. m2 says:

    morning rose and tellit, and sam if you’re still there.

    hey tellit, do you find it sinister that they are talking about “another stimulus” (which means printing money – b/c we have no money), and they haven’t spent but 10% of the first.

    And the first was all touted as “infrastructure jobs” and only like 23 billion went to infrastructure and only 500 million has been used.

    See, all those butt-munches (who left ireport by the way due to inability to continually defend Obama’s worse decision after worse decision) ie. Tsakonas, etc. Used to get so worked up about the Stimulus. Now the public sees it as what it is. A sham for votes and federal power expansion.

    It’s despicable but what is worse is the doof’s that refuse(d) to see the obvious. It was all there in the numbers and allocation. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon or a *cough* Harvard grad to know what that Spendulus was.

    whine whine whine… Why can’t the Republicans just vote yes? Is what they said.

    Why don’t they be Americans and research a Bill before they whine. And don’t tell Repubs to go against their values when you have enough votes to pass anything they want. That’s the other crook of this. Democrats didn’t want to do it themsevles because they knew how SHIT it was (for our welfare), good for their power extension.

    Liars and crooks.

  11. m2 says:

    Time for a shower yo!

  12. tellitlikeitis says:

    Tell it like it is Pete. This guy is no MJ fan.

  13. tellitlikeitis says:

    Yep, M2 They are liars and crooks and they are taking this country down. Just think if any of them had bother to read the bill they would have realized what a piece of garbage it was and not voted for it.

  14. SamHenry says:

    Good morning leaderless ones. I have put out an APB for the CAT. I always felt that that CAT was that CAT behind the curtain and paid no attention to that wiz but now, there is no Cat and no curtain. There is just a rudderless info ship with the latest report that is one of the best yet – but it is a hollow victory for the VF blog. Is it golf? Is it enui? Is it another bolg (god forbit)? Is it ice cream?

    We cannot begin to guess and law enforcement cannot begin to know where to search. We just hope that that CAT didn’t win a ticket to the MJ Memorial Service. That would be such a miserable thing to do – make a national search out of it.

    Whatever it is, CAT, as Cher said in MOONSTRUCK – “Get over it.”


    Loyal, determined but disgusted ole dawg.

  15. SamHenry says:

    Sami – “I want to thank you for being yourself”
    I want to thank tellit for the usual good info updates
    I want to thank M2 for tending to personal hygiene
    I want to thank Rose for appreciating and plugging my post!

  16. SamHenry says:

    Now, having called Le Grand CAT a deserter, I must myself depart for daily cleaning duties – myself and the house. I will check in throughout the day. I will miss you all as per usual.

    Dog Overboard…

  17. samiam60 says:

    We love you Samhenry

  18. m2 says:

    Dog overboard! Catch you later SH.

    Tellit, “realize”… do we think Politicians are really that stupid? (if so, my goodness- what are they getting cadillac pensions, salaries and healthcare for.) Isn’t it obvious throughout history how to create prosperity? We’re not re-inventing the wheel here. They made a choice: to be Nancy’s dead fish in gain of their own selves… and Nancy wrote the Bill to destroy the prosperity and chose power and control over creating a better national environment.

    It’s so simple, people must really “fool” themselves in order to not “face the music”…

    tellit says: Yep, M2 They are liars and crooks and they are taking this country down. Just think if any of them had bother to read the bill they would have realized what a piece of garbage it was and not voted for it.

  19. samiam60 says:

    I do believe the Stock Market is Obamanizing.

  20. samiam60 says:

    Sucks embedding was disabled. Sorry folks

  21. SamHenry says:

    Dog yelling at Sami excitedly from shore – when the embedding is disabled, click on the YouTube logo in the bottom right corner and it will take you to YouTube to watch it. When you have finished, just click the tab closed and you will be back here – Love all of you too and wish I could stay….

  22. m2 says:

    This comment is funny:

    Palin’s move puts yet more pressure on Obama to finally get some results, as the soaring rhetoric isn’t hypnotizing the plebes like it used to. This week Helen Thomas, Colin Powell, and Warren Buffet all turned on him. Polls are looking droopy for The One lately.

    Obama’s porkulus program is a train wreck, all it’s done is bump interest rates and tank the dollar. We are being laughed at by bad guys like Tehran, Pyongyang, and Al Qaida who amazingly turned-down Barack’s friend-requests.

    Palin could trounce him in 2012, when Americans would vote for the Gipper-in-Heels in droves- while begging for lower taxes, free enterpise, a defense posture with some backbone… and an end to the radical, anti-American nightmare we’ve got now.

    Go get ‘em Sarah-

  23. m2 says:

    clever conservative countrymen…

  24. m2 says:

    This one’s good too:

    I agree Sarah will be back – but not until after 2012. Meanwhile if we can predict Obama hysteria turning into full blown anger and fatigue by 2011 – then low key Mitch Daniels (Gov from the solvent state of Indiana) would be the 180-degree opposite “every day guy” and perfect antidote to the current “what’s in it for me” admin. Think about it – Daniels is a proven government property selling tightwad. He also probably doesn’t know what a teleprompter is, and says the word “I” less in a year than Obama says every 5 seconds.

  25. rosehips says:

    m2…lol @clever conservative countrymen…

    It must be a relief to Governor Palin. She has so much opportunity to do whatever she wants. That woman has drive. Who knows what she’ll choose?

    I don’t know a rational person who would stay in politics after all she’s been through but certain personalities get addicted to politics just as we are addicted to them. You gotta be tenacious, and we all know the gov is.

  26. samiam60 says:

    I am absolutely sure that Sarah Palin already knows exactly what she is going to do. This is a well thought out plan of attack on her part to re-take the American Dream by storm.

  27. samiam60 says:

    As we speak obama is speaking in Russia concerning our new nuclear agreement. No teleprompter there for him and so he is using notes and appears to be holding his own. Let us hope that he has not sold us down the river to the Russians.

  28. samiam60 says:

    I am Greywolf, and I will always be FREE!!!!!

    Have you not Heard, have you not seen what is happening to Our America

    It is time to Wake Up America and speak with a Loud Voice

    Do not let your Freedoms slip into the Night

    Fight for the Freedoms of our Forefathers and the blood that was shed to keep us Free


    Socialism comes to us as a thief in the night!

    Stand up and Speak out today for the Freedom we have all taken for granted

    It is time to take Our Stand against the obvious move toward Socialism

    God help us all and may God Bless these United States of America

  29. rosehips says:

    hi sami!

    And 140 people have been killed in rioting in western China. Many more expected. What is happening here? I did an ireport yesterday when CNN was being so hush lipped about it. I guess with all the death, they can’t stay silent any longer. I put an update this morning on my report:

  30. rosehips says:

    sami, ya think? well, we shall see. I won’t be surprised either way. She just may be ambitious enough to go for it.

    sami said: This is a well thought out plan of attack on her part to re-take the American Dream by storm

  31. samiam60 says:

    Hi Rosie, President Obama would not comment on the China issue today and stated because of his busy schedule in Russia he has not yet been fully briefed. He also stated that he will be making a statement as soon as he knows all of the details. I hope he is briefed if N. Korea launches towards Hawaii.

  32. rosehips says:

    must go do the Monday catch-up!

    Fish overboard….floating downstream, of course. lol

  33. samiam60 says:

    C’mon Rosie, you know deep down that Sarah is a women you can respect even if you may not always agree with her conservative stance. You like her 🙂

  34. samiam60 says:

    Rose have a great day and remember, only you can make a difference in someones life.

  35. tellitlikeitis says:

    Obama’s nuclear agreement. We get rid of all ours and Russia keeps theirs.

  36. samiam60 says:

    Its time for me to swim Upstream to the High ground. See ya all later on the night shift.

    VF, love this post today 🙂 🙂

  37. samiam60 says:

    tellitlikeitis, Hi buddy. Hey you got it all wrong.
    We give them our nukes on the agreement that they don’t use them against us. Trust is very important these days.

  38. rosehips says:

    well the violence has been going on since June 25 or 26 I think. I didn’t know anything about the racial tension in Xinjiang. There are something like 8 million Muslims there, if my memory serves me.
    The Chinese are a very repressive gov’t and now they all but own us. They just bout 17% of stock in Teck Resources, who own the lead/zinc smelter just north of here in British Columbia. I shudder to think what will happen as they purchase more and more or our industries. Of course they still must operate lawfully, but environmental stewardship has been secondary to China in recent years. At least we had some foresight years ago when Clean Air and Water bills were passed. We need to make sure that those laws are enforced.

    getting off soapbox. getting soap out of cupboard. scrubbing away….

  39. samiam60 says:

    Nuclear deterrence has only worked for 50 years or so. Its time for “CHANGE” . Gotta run, see ya on the flip flop and remember: ” HUG A TREE TODAY”

  40. tellitlikeitis says:

    This sounds like government employees.

    Fake Employee. An ad agency laid off a bunch of its employees, but wanted to keep up appearances when a big client came to the office. So, they posted a listing for “fake employees” to just sit at the desks and look busy. Pay: $15 an hour.

  41. samiam60 says:

    Rose,, Geeeeezzzzzzzzzz, woman, Socialism, Communism, all the same thing. Lets just all get along.

  42. tellitlikeitis says:

    sorry sam. my mistake. Thanks for clearing that up.

  43. samiam60 says:

    Tellit says:

    Fake Employee. An ad agency laid off a bunch of its employees, but wanted to keep up appearances when a big client came to the office. So, they posted a listing for “fake employees” to just sit at the desks and look busy. Pay: $15 an hour.

    Samiam says: See Obama did create a few jobs for only a few trillion bucks.

  44. tellitlikeitis says:

    Sam, I wonder if that job is shovel ready.

  45. samiam60 says:

    Tellitlikeitis, I just really appreciate all the good information you bring our way. Keep it coming my friend and who knows we might just get to keep some of our freedoms.

  46. samiam60 says:

    I never thought I would see the day when Americans would embrace Socialism. How very sad indeed.

  47. samiam60 says:

    See ya later all………………. 🙂

  48. tellitlikeitis says:

    I don’t think too many americans are embracing socialism but that’s what the media wants you to believe. Only the ones that believe the world owes them someting for nothing are embracing socialism.

  49. Mike says:

    Thanks for so feverishly linking to us at the Conservative Political Report we appreciate as Robert Stacy McCain calls, “the linky love.”

    Nevertheless, while I am not personally a Palinite, i do like the Gov a lot! But I fear this has completely damaged, irreparably, her ability to be a serious contender for a 2012 bid.

    This does not mean all is lost though. From what I am gathering she is seemingly trying to become a female Benjamin Franklin, not necessarily a policy maker, but a policy shaper.

    Suffice to say, I think she is done with holding public office, at least in the foreseeable future. Although, who knows, what the future holds for the Governor.

    Thanks again for the linkage, we appreciate it.

  50. karmahd says:

    Thoust be gone from Bloggwood forith a longeth timeith. How is everybody??

  51. rosehips says:

    I thought this was very creative. I saw it on an ireport. The same author/photoshop artist posted on wordpress.

    I put it on photobucket. Can you identify all the people in the picture?

    here’s the artist’s wordpress blog. interesting reaction to palin’s resignation…

    anyone checking in? VF?

  52. rosehips says:

    tellit, that story about the fake employees is funny. That must have been some job pretending to work there. Now I’ve heard everything. geesh.

  53. rosehips says:

    karma, you have been sorely missed. I was even starting to worry.

  54. karmahd says:

    A Rose a tough couple of days it has been, I will detail in an email, and I have been sick on top of it all. But back for the most part

  55. rosehips says:

    sorry to hear that karma,
    you’ve got mail…

  56. karmahd says:

    Rose you have mail

  57. Hey everyone, I’ve been missing you guys and I guess I will have to miss you all somemore.

    This is a driveby and I’ll come when I can.

    VF, Great Post, I’ve been so invigorated by Sarah!

  58. SamHenry says:

    All I have is a TWIT!

  59. karmahd says:

    Sam I don’t have your email do I??

  60. SamHenry says:

    Have Rose Send it to you forthwith – I will notify her.

  61. karmahd says:

    Samhenry you have mail

  62. SamHenry says:

    All I can say for sure Karm is when I have a tough time it is usually:

    1. A Holiday
    2. A Holiday and family have to get together

    #2 – toxic!

  63. karmahd says:

    Well noooo. off to dinner, be back later

  64. SamHenry says:

    How did I get this confident in my moral melieu?

  65. m2 says:

    ann coulter said ‘did anyone criticize arlen spector’ and someone else for disappointing their constituents. did anyone criticize obama taking payroll for 18 month, not being a senator for IL and campaigning. lol…

    she also says the people who are most critical are the ones that hate her. Oh she’s quitting on Alaskans. And ann thinks it’s so funny how they hate her so much, yet they can’t stop talking about her.

    good stuff.

    I wondered that myself. If she’s so evil and does such horrible things with power- wouldn’t they be happy for Alaskans? LOL

    ann said some group filed another ethics complaint today and if anyone in media were smart they’d investigate who is behind all these “ethics” charges.

    my guess is Soros and his billionaire friends in DA.

  66. SH, are you infoaddict? hahahh I remember you from Ireports. funny girl.

    Good post on icry.

    O & VF, I’m waiting moderation from earlier. ha aha

  67. m2 says:

    OMG OMG OMG!!!

  68. m2 says:

    after further inspection it grows from big to little so it’s probably shadow from someone outside a window? creepy!

  69. yes very creepy Doctor! haahahah

  70. SamHenry says:

    Michael Jackson was creepy. I’m crabby but never creepy. How be ye, M2

  71. SamHenry says:

    Do we know who filed the previous ethical charges against Sarah Palin?

  72. VF, boo hoo I’m awaiting moderation…

  73. rosehips says:

    m2, the answer to the q about arlen specter is “Yes”…he did get criticized.

    Doesn’t make sense that a paid legislator should get paid while doing all that campaigning. I don’t know the answer to that.

    ann says the ones who criticize her the most hate her? brilliant. heehee

  74. m2 says:

    I don’t remember him getting criticised…
    I remember democrats gloating b/c they said the republicans were so bad he had to switch teams. And we were like, take that loser. And he’s just doing it for votes. The votes thing was the criticism I remember. Not the, people who voted for him to represent them.

    He certainly wasn’t called names.
    I think liberals have lost their minds. I think Palin Derangement syndrome might be a real bonafied psychiatric disorder. Maureen Dowd’s column was like a step above Perez Hilton level. Ha ha…

    The people who say she’s quitting and poor Alaska are the ones who dislike her the most. You have partaken in it and you dislike her. I see it everywhere. If y’all really didn’t care about her or thought she’s evil you’d be either a) complacent *yawn* or b) happy to see her go, right?

    That’s what is the most entertaining. Seeing liberal (a lot of nutty women) go bat-shit crazy over someone they profess to be a hick.

  75. m2 says:

    I’m doing good… just chillaxin’. 🙂

  76. m2 says:


    my friend just wrote me this about her friend who is a firefighter:

    Your subject line reminded me of the story Chris told me a while ago, I’m not sure if I told you… the fire dept went to a call for a woman in labor and they showed up (he wasn’t there) and it was a one-legged woman, and it was a breach birth, so one of the baby’s legs was out… so take a minute and picture that.

  77. SamHenry says:

    A summary of all ethics violations filed agains Sarah Palin to date:

    1. July 28, 2008: Alaska lawmakers launched an investigation into whether Gov. Sarah Palin abused her power when she fired Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan over his refusal to let go a state trooper involved in a contentious divorce with Palin’s sister. Stephen Branchflower, a special counsel leading the investigation, concluded Oct. 10 that Palin violated a state ethics law that prohibits public officials from using their office for personal gain. The firing itself was deemed lawful since Monegan was an at-will employee.

    2. Aug. 6, 2008: Complaint filed by outspoken Palin critic Andree McLeod of Anchorage contended Palin and some staff members used their influence to get a Palin supporter a job in state government. Complaint alleged Palin staffers helped Tom Lamal, who once co-hosted a Palin fundraiser, to get a job as a surveyor. Dismissed by state personnel board, although the board’s investigator recommended ethics training for one staffer who made questionable comments in e-mails.

    3. Aug. 20, 2008: Complaint accused Palin of breaking election law by taking a public position on a mining ballot initiative days before the vote. Filed by Brian Kraft, founder of the Bristol Bay Alliance, a group that opposed the Pebble Mine prospect. Rejected May 8 by the Alaska Public Offices Commission.

    Aug. 29, 2008: Palin named as John McCain’s running mate. 4. Sept. 2, 2008: Palin filed a “self disclosure” with the state personnel board over the Troopergate affair, saying a state legislative probe had become too political. On Nov. 3 — the day before the election — Timothy Petumenos, a lawyer hired by the board, said that Palin violated no ethics laws when she fired Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan.

    5. Sept. 3, 2008: Complaint by the Public Safety Employees Association alleged Palin or her staff had unauthorized access to and improperly disclosed information from personnel records of Trooper Mike Wooten, Palin’s ex-brother-in-law. Complaint was later amended to include an allegation of harassment. The PSEA’s allegations were investigated alongside Palin’s filing and also dismissed.

    6. Oct. 13, 2008: Monegan asked the board for a hearing to clear his name. Petumenos, in his Nov. 3 Troopergate report to the panel, said there was no legal basis or jurisdiction for such a hearing.

    7. Oct. 23, 2008: Complaint with the Federal Election Commission by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics alleged the $150,000-plus designer wardrobe the Republican Party bought to outfit Palin in her vice presidential quest violated Federal Election Campaign Act. The Washington watchdog group argued that candidates aren’t supposed to use donor money for personal expenses. The FEC ruled May 19 that party money is not covered by the ban.

    8. Oct. 24, 2008: Complaint contended Palin abused her power by charging the state when her children traveled with her. The personnel board found no wrongdoing, but in a Feb. 23 settlement Palin agreed to reimburse the state about $10,000 for costs associated with 10 trips found to be of questionable state interest among 72 travel authorizations studied. The money is due to the state on Tuesday.

    9. Nov. 14, 2008: Accused Palin of partisan “post-election damage control” for talking to reporters about the campaign in her state office. Filed by Zane Henning, a North Slope worker from Wasilla, Palin’s hometown. Dismissed by state personnel board March 23.

    10. Dec. 2, 2008: Alleged Palin violated ethics law by campaigning for Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia. Filed by Anthony Martin of Talkeetna. Dismissed by state personnel board March 23.

    11. Dec. 18, 2008: Complaint contended Palin misused funds of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, a quasi-government entity, to promote her political ambitions with advertisements featuring her, violating ethics law. The ads promoting Alaska seafood ran in the National Fisherman last year through November. Dismissed Jan. 12 after a personnel board investigation determined Palin’s only involvement was to give permission to use her image long before she was named McCain’s running mate.

    12. Jan. 12: Complaint alleging interference in a job hiring was filed under the name of Edna Birch, a busybody character on the British soap opera Emmerdale. Palin’s attorney, Thomas Van Flein, said no one by that name could be found living in Alaska and the filer refused to use a real name, so the complaint was dismissed Feb. 20.

    13. and 14. Jan. 26: Two complaints filed by McLeod alleged two of Palin’s top aides misused their official positions for Palin’s personal and political gain. The complaints said then-press secretary Bill McAllister and Kris Perry — director of the governor’s Anchorage office — worked on state time to benefit Palin’s interests during and after her vice presidential quest. Pending.

    15. March 18: Contended Palin improperly used state staff, property, time and equipment for partisan political purposes. One of the grievances cited was Palin’s posting of her veep candidacy on the official state governor’s Web site — Complaint filed by McLeod. Dismissed May 27 as lacking merit by personnel board May 27.

    16. March 24: Contended conflict of interest by Palin because she wore Arctic Cat logo gear during the Tesoro Iron Dog snowmobile race. Palin’s husband, Todd, is sponsored by Arctic Cat in the race. Filed by Linda Kellen Biegel, a Democratic blogger. Dismissed June 2.

    17. April 22: Alleged that work with Palin’s political action committee violated two provisions of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act by misusing her official position and accepting outside employment. Filed by Anchorage resident Sondra Tompkins. Dismissed as lacking merit by state personnel board May 8.

    18. April 27: Contends Palin is misusing the governor’s office for personal gain by securing unwarranted benefits and receiving improper gifts through the Alaska Fund Trust. The fund was recently established by supporters to help Palin pay off more than $500,000 in legal debts stemming from other ethics complaints, including troopergate. Complaint filed by Eagle River resident, Kim Chatman. Pending.

  78. rosehips says:

    wow sh, that’s a lot of allegations…

    m2, okay. I have criticized Governor Palin but I don’t hate her at all. I am not going to repeat my admiration for her again, as I have stated it many times. I don’t look down at her for being a hick as I am a hick.

    Palin is just too conservative for me. I don’t hate her for that just as I don’t hate you for your political beliefs. 😉

  79. rosehips says:

    and funny story about the one legged breach birth. hahaha

  80. m2 says:

    good search SH. Funny how the first 3 are actually warranted, imo. I think DA is behind the post naming veep nominee.

    Oh my gosh this is the funniest game:
    Go into google, in the search bar, and start typing a question, and you will see that it comes up with “autofills” based on what the rest of America asks.

    So if I type “is Obama”
    the most popular autofill question is “is Obama the antichrist”…

  81. m2 says:

    I know she’s too conservative for you… so why care about alaskans or whether she’s quitting? you see? And it’s more of a general… not specific question to you. It’s just, if all these people think she’s so wrong- wouldn’t they be happy? Or wouldn’t they just not care.

    I think they’re just damn scared. Common sense folks. Common sense.

    And what would they be scared of? She’s “quitting” and hasn’t said anything about the future.

    People really need to chill out. Dowd and Purdum were both colleagues at the NYT, well she still there. And he married Clinton WH press secretary Dee Dee Myers.

    Just a bunch of inbred snots! ha ha ha!

    I’m heading to bed. Read my book and such. Have a good one both of yas!

  82. m2 says:

    Ok, the autofill list for “can Obama” in Google is purely comical… I saw a “can Obama be the antichrist” in there.

    This is too funny because this is a reflection of what people are searching based on popularity.

    Michelle Obama’s first autofill was “pregnant”… Ha!

  83. SamHenry says:

    Well, Rose, where the sam hill did everyone go? I think Karm has bypassed us tonight. It’ late. I think I should head for the last roundup. Best to ya, pardner.

    Dog overboard…..Please….. Thank you….

  84. rosehips says:

    see yas all tomorrow…

    m2, my first reaction to Palin was that she would be considered a quitter and the people of AK should be pissed.
    I changed my opinion to agree that she did best for AK and best for her family.

    g’nite all!

  85. hahahaahahah, I’m here and almost gone and you guys don’t even know it!



  86. arlenearmy says:

    The WORST QUITTER in this Nation is Colen Powell & REMEMBER folks, some wanted him to run for President. Yet, I hear some pundits doing the blah blah slam on Palin again. They’re full of BULL SHIT !!

    Why do I say this ? Well, let me take it down memory lane: Powell quit his job before his appointment expired. And he QUIT IN THE MIDDLE OF A WAR!!! Folks, lets not forget 911 !! He had an extremely critical position & function to our NATION!!!!! Thousands of American lives depended on him. And what the f*uck did he do? He talked a bunch of trash on the way out the door & QUIT on America & LEFT our soldiers high & dry on the battle field.

    When he left the WH, he went invisible! But after Bush term was up, some said that Powell should run for president & that he could beat Hillary. To that, we need to say “WTF”. Amnesia !!

    So the questions we should ask are:

    1. How does Palin’s resigning governorship hurt the nation or her State? Answer: No harm done at all & she is resigning in good standing? She is not resigning as a Schwarzenegger w/her State in distress & passing out a bunch of IOU’s. But Powell’s resigning had serious consequences to the Nation.

    2. Does Powell quitting on America during a time of war, mean that he will quit on America if he became president? Answer: ABOLUTELY. Powell should go down in history as a QUITTER. He is a deserter. He left our military in a lurch.

    3. Did Powell explain what he was gonna do after he quit on us? Answer: I don’t he did.

  87. arlenearmy says:

    Palin gave her reason why she is resigning. And her reasons are BELIEVABLE.

    BUT Obama & his boys cant even give a BELIEVABLE excuse. His lies are not even Believable. Its the same old crap: “Bush did it.. Bush did it ….. We under estimated ….. Shovel ready jobs”. Folks, that lying ass jive talking usurper sitting in that WH told us he will produce 4 million shovel ready jobs at cost of 750 billion $$. Yet unemployment gone up to almost 10%. What happened to those shovel readies. And Obama’s talking about wanting more money !!!

    So if pundits wanna talk about what’s believable, they need to ask Obama if the folks who make under “250K yr. income” will suffer tax increase. That cap & trade and Obama health care is gonna kick the shit out all of us (except for dead folks). And Sarah Palin UNDERSTANDS all this. Yet, the pundits want to talk about what is BELIEVABLE.

  88. arlenearmy says:

    Some folks (moreso the moonbats) are jealous of Palin. I believe that financially, Alaska is in the black. Palin left it in good shape.

    To show the stupidity of the moonbats, look at how they are giving Al Franken a pass. When I see that fool on the news, I don’t know if I should laugh or cry. I hate to say this, its a good thing that D.C. can’t have voting senators & congressmen, cause if they did I ASSURE you that Crack cocaine smoking Marion Barry would be a sitting senator or congressman …. sitting next to Al Franken.

    Think about it for a minute. Why would folks vote for Marion Barry to be a mayor & a councilman? What does this tell anyone about the mentality of some folks.

  89. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning to all my friends 🙂

  90. VotingFemale says:

    Morning Sami!!! Morning Everyone!

  91. VotingFemale says:

    This is from a non-blogger and one needs to be a blogger to post here but I wanted folks to see what she said.

    Linda Mae /// 2009/07/07 at 3:59am

    Just spent an hour on the Alaska state web site downloading news articles about Palin’s ethics challenges. In each one, someone mentions the cost of money and time stolen from the citizens of Alaska and the personal cost to Palin. She is not as rich as other governors. She gave up her raise this year. The challenges are just plain ridiculous.

    She – and the state of Alaska – are being harassed by Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals #4: make someone walk their talk. Palin has made her name from the ethics reforms she brought forth in the state so she is being harassed with phony ethics violations.

    Once filed, they are supposed to be private until resolved. The bloggers who file them – paid for by DNC – then make them public contrary to the law.

    I can see the concern of Palin and those who have to deal with the charges – 15 silly ones so far – with more on the horizon. If only the State could sue those bloggers who file them but they can’t. Ironically, Palin runs a transparent government. Her web site reflects her ability to govern. Take some time to review her newsletters and the photo section to see why she was a successful governor with higher positive numbers than Pelosi and Obama. It also contains her speech. She didn’t use a teleprompter and I remind everyone to go to the You Tube sites with Obama losing it when his teleprompter broke down. He couldn’t even continue. I think there are 3 or 4 examples. Having read the transcripts of many of his speeches – I’ve concluded he is not very articulate. I can see why he uses a teleprompter. Of course, I also realize that public speaking is the one thing people fear the most – more than death. They are not actors on the stage so I expect human sounding speeches.

  92. VotingFemale says:

    Hi Mike,

    Just got to the moderation queue and cleared you to comment a bit ago.

    Thank you for your returned “linky love!” lol and your comments.

    Mike // July 6, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Thanks for so feverishly linking to us at the Conservative Political Report we appreciate as Robert Stacy McCain calls, “the linky love.”

    Nevertheless, while I am not personally a Palinite, i do like the Gov a lot! But I fear this has completely damaged, irreparably, her ability to be a serious contender for a 2012 bid.

    This does not mean all is lost though. From what I am gathering she is seemingly trying to become a female Benjamin Franklin, not necessarily a policy maker, but a policy shaper.

    Suffice to say, I think she is done with holding public office, at least in the foreseeable future. Although, who knows, what the future holds for the Governor.

    Thanks again for the linkage, we appreciate it.

  93. VotingFemale says:

    I do not believe Sarah will toss her hat into the ring in 2012 but I believe she wants the Socialists to believe she will… there is so much she can do… and will do… she frightens the living hell out of the socialists… and that can be used against them! Weee!!!!!

    So no… I think the Pundits all blabbing their blab and their desperation to say “something” is tripping them up… and all they can do is guess… and second guess Sarah’s strategy and forward looking goals and methods… I laugh when the pundits go on fishing trips and wind up going with the flow… like so many dead fish.

    Mike says

    Nevertheless, while I am not personally a Palinite, i do like the Gov a lot! But I fear this has completely damaged, irreparably, her ability to be a serious contender for a 2012 bid.

    This does not mean all is lost though. From what I am gathering she is seemingly trying to become a female Benjamin Franklin, not necessarily a policy maker, but a policy shaper.

  94. SamHenry says:

    Ah HA! Flushed the big CAT!

  95. SamHenry says:

    Your pounce on libs over Palin has really netted some comments I assume – in addition to the above.

  96. SamHenry says:

    Actually, I think that time will underscore the point that Palin did the right thing in “quitting.” Obama had only 2 year in when he ran for Prez, did he not? He had such political big guns and big money support, it quashed the opposition although it would be instructive to see if he has had any ethical litigation.

  97. SamHenry says:

    Report: NYT killed story to protect Obama

    March 31st, 2009 | By: Michael van der Galien

    Tags: ACORN, Barack Obama, Democrats, media bias, New York Times

    Leave a comment

    new york times acorn storyThe Philadelphia Bulletin reports that the New York Times – “all the news that’s fit to print” – sat on an election-season about illegal ties between the Obama campaign and ACORN because it could have been a “game-changer.”

    Heather Heidelbaugh, who represented the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee in the lawsuit against the group, recounted for the ommittee what she had been told by a former ACORN worker who had worked in the group’s Washington, D.C. office. The former worker, Anita Moncrief, told Ms. Heidelbaugh last October, during the state committee’s litigation against ACORN, she had been a “confidential informant for several months to The New York Times reporter, Stephanie Strom.”

    Ms. Moncrief had been providing Ms. Strom with information about ACORN’s election activities. Ms. Strom had written several stories based on information Ms. Moncrief had given her.

    During her testimony, Ms. Heidelbaugh said Ms. Moncrief had told her The New York Times articles stopped when she revealed that the Obama presidential campaign had sent its maxed-out donor list to ACORN’s Washington, D.C. office.

  98. SamHenry says:

    Oh and remember this one?

    Judicial Watch Files Senate, FEC Complaints against Barack Obama over Questionable Mortgage Loan

    Northern Trust Allegedly Provided Obama Special Discounts on “Super Super Jumbo” Home Loan
    Contact Information:
    Press Office 202-646-5172, ext 305

    Washington, DC

    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has filed separate complaints with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee against Senator Barack Obama for allegedly accepting a below-market rate mortgage loan in 2005 not available to the general consumer.

  99. SamHenry says:

    How about this:

    17 Jun 2009 // President Obama has embraced Bush administration justifications for denying public access to White House visitor logs even as advisers say they are reviewing the policy of keeping secret the official record of comings and goings.

    In recent days, the Secret Service has rejected requests from two organizations for the logs, which document the West Wing meetings that have helped shape Obama’s policies on banking regulation, economic recovery, foreign policy and the auto industry.

    Yesterday, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration seeking the release of information about the visits of coal company executives. Also yesterday, reported that its broader request for logs since Jan. 20 had been denied.

    “The Obama administration has now taken exactly the same position as the Bush administration,” said Anne Weismann, the chief counsel for CREW. “I don’t see how you can keep people from knowing who visits the White House and adhere to a policy of openness and transparency.”

    The prior administration said the logs were presidential records that were not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

  100. SamHenry says:

    Early morning verbal dump complete. Back to bed for a few. ”

    Dog Overboard …bye VF…….looking forward to today’s post…..gurgle – surface – can’t talk in water with mouth open. Just an observation.

  101. SamHenry says:

    Dog barking from shore: Unless there have been few ethical violation litigation against Obama -or perhaps they are being recorded elsewhere,

    Amazing when compared with a state governor well liked by people of the State until frivolous lawsuits came rolling in.

  102. SamHenry says:

    PS And now for something Michael -related.

    Rumor aside, I predict that the findings in his autopsy will report his death to have been a suicide or to have been a possible suicide. My theory is that after rehearsal, he knew he couldn’t do the tour. If it is true that he had been on Heroin for years, then he was slowly committing suicide.

  103. VotingFemale says:

    Where is the Birth Certificate?

  104. VotingFemale says:

    Gotta go do laundry…

  105. tellitlikeitis says:

    Hello end good morning everyone! Here’s an interesting news story.

    Michael Jackson to be buried without his brain WORLD EXCLUSIVE by David Gardner in Los Angeles 5/07/2009

    Organ removed as investigators seek clues to star’s death

    Michael Jackson will be buried this week– without his brain. As his family tries to finalise details for the King of Pop’s funeral on Tuesday they have been told it will be held back for tests.

    They faced the grim choice of waiting up to three weeks for Jackson’s brain to be returned to them or go ahead and bury him without it – which they have decided to do.

    Los Angeles Coroner’s spokesman Craig Harvey confirmed that neuropathology tests will be carried out to see if it holds any clues to the exact cause of his death.

    But the examination cannot begin until at least two weeks after the death when the brain has hardened sufficiently to slice it open.

    Jackson died from a cardiac arrest at his Beverly Hills mansion on June 25 after a suspected overdose of painkillers.

    Sources at the coroner’s office revealed that his brain was removed before his body was released to relatives the next day.

    A forensic neuropathologist will test Jackson’s brain for, among other things, past drug use and whether he has suffered overdoses in the past.

    The brain can also show any past abuse of alcohol or if the deceased had suffered from any one of a number of diseases. The source said that removing the brain is the “only way to carry out the tests”.

    “The tissue has to be examined,” he said. “I can’t tell you how long that is going to take.”

    One expert explained that the Jackson family could decide to wait and bury the brain with the rest of the body. But it is far more common for the lab to burn the remains once they’ve been examined or for them to be placed into the grave at a later date.

    “It’s up to the family. They can bury him and then bury the brain later on,” said Dr Cyril Wecht, a former coroner and one of America’s foremost forensic pathologists.

  106. tellitlikeitis says:

    Palin: ‘I am not a quitter; I am a fighter’

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) — Sarah Palin’s not a quitter, she wants the public to know.

    Sarah Palin’s attorney said there is no legal reason that compelled her to resign as governor.

    “I am not a quitter. I am a fighter,” Palin told CNN on Monday while on a family fishing trip, on the heels of her Friday bombshell announcement that she was resigning as Alaska’s governor.

    Palin did her interview standing on the shores of Dillingham, Alaska, wearing hip waders. She granted 10-minute interviews to CNN and three other news networks Monday.

    She resigned because of the tremendous pressure, time and financial burden of a litany of ethics complaints in the past several months, she said. The complaints were without merit and took away from the job she wanted to do for Alaskans, Palin said.

    The decision to resign a year and a half before her term ends, and her rambling, often-disjointed resignation speech Friday, fueled days of debate among political analysts. Watch Palin explain her decision »

    Speculation has run rampant that Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate in 2008, will seek the presidency in 2012.

    When pressed about her future, Palin would say only that she would work in public service. She did not rule out a run for the White House or any other political office.

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    The days since her resignation had been exhilarating and she loved being in Dillingham, a town of only a few thousand people and no cell phone service, Palin said.

    On Monday, her personal lawyer also spoke about her resignation.

    No legal “bombshell” or personal scandal lies behind Palin’s resignation, but off-color jokes by talk-show host David Letterman contributed to her decision to step down, Thomas Van Flein said.

    The governor needed a break after being “on duty now for two and a half years solid,” he said.

    “There is no bombshell. There is no shoe to drop. There are no investigations of any type that I’m aware of — no IRS audit, no federal investigation, no state investigation,” Van Flein told CNN. “There is no legal reason in terms of a legal problem that compelled the governor to resign.”

    Friday was “deliberately chosen” for the announcement because of its proximity to the July Fourth holiday, Van Flein said: “She declared her independence from politics as usual.”

  107. rosehips says:

    wtf, mj buried without his brain?

    re: palin cnn interview..I better turn on my tv but won’t it all be mj today?

  108. rosehips says:

    We can all speculate what Palin is thinking and then there will be those who criticize what she says and does and others who applaud her no matter what. She needs to ignore it all but seems to get caught up in the drama and the Republicans can not rally behind her but instead are all circling wondering what to do so she is doing something completely different, as Monty Python would so aptly put. We shall see what will come, as always.

  109. rosehips says:

    oh btw, good morning peeps!

  110. samiam60 says:

    Morning Rose and Tellit

  111. samiam60 says:



  112. rosehips says:

    sh, that was good advice you gave about clicking the icon when it says “invalid parameters” and then you can go to the youtube site but when I did that the vid still says “invalid parameters” oh well, it probably was a not so nice dis on the prez and I guess I can miss that. sigh.

  113. rosehips says:

    morning sami!

    oh and arlene, thank you for your passionate comments in the wee hours. They are heartfelt and really appreciated. you go girl!

  114. samiam60 says:

    Rose let me go find a song to dedicate to you.

  115. samiam60 says:

  116. rosehips says:

    I am listening to a audio of an interview on the talk show “On Point”. It is about endocrine disruption. It’s very disturbing. They are being linked to genital defects and sterilization in boys and early development in females. Not to mention what they are doing to fish and frogs, etc. Now they are saying that alligators are becoming feminized. It’s like a horror flick, or sumpthin. I’ll post the link if anyone is interested. I hope this works:

  117. SamHenry says:

    Rose – I just double clicked on the youtube “square” think bottom right and It took me right to the vid and it started. Try again, Goldy Locks.

  118. SamHenry says:

    Rose – endocrine irregularities – are you sure they aren’t talking about Michael Jackson’s autopsy?

    Seriously – I will follow the link later today.

  119. rosehips says:

    double clickin’…gotta try that Red.

    right now I am still listening to the radio show. very enlightening. The FDA needs reforming for sure and of course the EPA needs to grow some balls. Oh I forgot, can’t do that, we are feminizing our population…..

    phalates have been called into question and so many different chemicals have not been studied properly.

    An epidemiologist told of how her child in a stroller would notice all the glittery cosmetics that are put at toddler’s level and they don’t have to say what is in the them. So kids with glitter nail polish who chew or suck on their nails could possibly be getting poisoned. It’s horrifying. Now a caller is talking about GE and how she worked for GE and with PCB’s in the Hudson in ’76. now they are dredging the Hudson to remove it. It’s very toxic.

    gotta go.

  120. rosehips says:

    I feel like I am trying to swim upstream. Maybe I should go make breakfast, turn on the michael show and “go with the flow” eh?

  121. rosehips says:

    and I believe mj messed with hormone disruptors. Of course he did. Remember the rumors? He is a work of science and I can’t really blame them for wanting to study his parts. I’m surprised they aren’t dissecting all his organs as we speak. Maybe they are. He should have donated his organs to science. He is a specimen to die for. well, scratch that.

  122. rosehips says:

    obfuscation. The FDA is allowing it. waste treatment plants do not filter the estrogene disrupters that are in tap water and originate from birth control pills. But chemicals in water bottles have hormone disrupters in them. So what do you do? geesh.

  123. SamHenry says:

    Nah Rose – body on the move to the stadium for adulation before burial or perhaps the tour.

  124. SamHenry says:

    Rose, the pharm company for which I worked made Premarin – short for Pregnantmares. It was to recover the hormones. Now imagine all that “waste” doing down the toilet.

    Not much we can do, sadly.

  125. SamHenry says:

    Rose – I personally do not drink from plastic. I make sun tea in glass. I drink from “glasses” unless at a picnic. I am a superior being willing to share my superiority with others.

  126. SamHenry says:

    Dog overboard…

  127. rosehips says:

    lol, sh! thank you for sharing. glass is the way to go for me too. I am addicted to peppermint sun tea and make it all summer long.

    I filter my tap water. I used to buy water at the store and refill 5 gal jugs. ugh. that was a major pain.

    I’ve got much to do. must go do it. good day and r.i.p. mj. now let’s get back to real news.

  128. m2 says:

    Good morning!!

    Arlene what great points you make.

    I’ll never respect Powell again. Even if he and Democrat billionaire Warren Buffet are turning their backs on Obama (as of last week). Powell goes with the flow. Like a dead fish.

    He succumbs to the what he believes is popular sentiment to increase his immediate “standing” instead of standing up for his beliefs. No Republican would say “Americans want more taxes and bigger government” like he did and be taken seriously. Though he wanted to be accepted at the time. Now the tide is shifting as people realize Obama is a fraud. Like Helen Thomas. And so Powell goes with the flow…

    dead fishie…

  129. tellitlikeitis says:

    Consumers Fall Behind on Loans at Record Pace

    Soaring U.S. unemployment and a shrinking economy drove delinquencies on credit card debt and home equity loans to all-time highs in the first quarter as a record number of cash-strapped consumers fell behind on their bills.

    Delinquencies on the value of all card debt soared to a record 6.60 percent from 5.52 percent in the fourth quarter as more cardholders relied on plastic to meet day-to-day expenses, the American Bankers Association said.

    Late payments on home equity loans rose to 3.52 percent from 3.03 percent, and on home equity lines of credit climbed to 1.89 percent from 1.46 percent.

    A broader gauge showing late payments on eight categories of loans rose for a fourth straight quarter to a new record, edging up to 3.23 percent from 3.22 percent. That rate actually understates consumer pain because it excludes credit cards. The ABA tracks loan payments that are at least 30 days late.

    Current DateTime: 06:15:18 07 Jul 2009
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    3. Subprime Explosion
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    5. Warning Signs
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    7. Banks Go Into Panic Mode
    8. Financial Collapse
    9. Global Recession
    10. Massive Government Action

    “The biggest driver is job losses,” ABA Chief Economist James Chessen said in an interview. “When people lose their jobs or work fewer hours, it makes it that much harder to meet their obligations. Unfortunately, we’re going to see higher job losses in the next year, and I expect elevated delinquencies.”

    The ABA represents most large U.S. banks and credit card companies. Tuesday’s data are a bad sign for them as they prepare to report second-quarter results starting next week.

    While improved capital markets may boost the bottom lines of some, analysts expect lenders such as Bank of America [BAC 12.1401 -0.0099 (-0.08%) ], JPMorgan Chase [JPM 32.89 0.29 (+0.89%) ] , Citigroup [C 2.68 -0.11 (-3.94%) ], Capital One Financial [COF 20.72 -0.26 (-1.24%) ] and American Express [AXP 22.99 -0.53 (-2.25%) ] to suffer higher credit losses, especially in cards.


    Borrowers are struggling as the nation’s jobless rate sits at a 26-year high of 9.5 percent, with 6.5 million jobs having disappeared since the recession began in December 2007.

    The Obama administration expects the unemployment rate to hit double digits before declining .U.S. consumers ended March with $939.6 billion of revolving credit outstanding, a rough approximation of credit card debt,according to Federal Reserve data.

    “Consumers tend to rely on credit cards as a bridge to cover their daily needs until they find new jobs,” Chessen said. “It’s taking longer to find those jobs.”

    Meanwhile, home prices are down 32.6 percent from their peak in 2006, according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices of 20 large metropolitan areas.

    The ABA in June said it expects the recession to end this quarter, despite rising unemployment. The overall ABA delinquency rate includes direct auto, indirect auto, closed-end home equity, home improvement, marine, mobile home, personal, and recreational vehicle loans.

    Delinquencies rose to 3.01 percent from 2.03 percent on direct auto loans, to 3.70 percent from 2.96 percent on mobile home loans, to 3.47 percent from 2.88 percent on personal loans, and to 1.52 percent from 1.38 percent on recreational vehicle loans.

    They fell to 3.42 percent from 3.53 percent on auto loans made through dealers, to 2.04 percent from 2.35 percent on marine loans, and to 1.46 percent from 1.75 percent on property improvement loans.

  130. samiam60 says:

  131. karmahd says:

    Damn VF that must be one hell of a big load of laundry!!

  132. rosehips says:

    lol karma, I was thinking the same. VF has been sneaking off for real life adventures or misdeeds, I think.

    how was your day?

    I need your expertise on some of my business law lessons. I can not get my head around some of this stuff. It makes my head spin sometimes.

    Where has everyone been?

  133. SamHenry says:

    Volunteering at the Air Show, Rose. Now I’m catching up with where MJ’s body is. Actually that service I missed was very well done.

    I’m off for dinner and dog food. Perhaps I’ll have a dinner OF dog food.

    Dog overboard…

  134. karmahd says:

    Rose bidness b my bidness… I be a bidness man, LOL. before my Ireport and wordpress days I used to comment on all the stock pages and business pages. But like politics its just an educated guess as to what anyone knows!

  135. rosehips says:

    sami, I like the we the people vid. That guy is good.
    I like when he says: ” Wake Up America. While you were playing with your toys of consumer wealth you lost much more than your bloated economy of living beyond your means. You lost your representative Democracy.”

    I agree we should not pay full salaries to law makers for life after they serve even just one term. That is ridiculous.

  136. rosehips says:

    sh, lol hope the air show has been good. I watched part of mj’s last big show but then jonah turned it off and I did not object. I have not been succumbing to the hype. I think he was the best entertainer of all but he was not one I followed closely. I, like every girl my age fantasized about him just as we did about the monkees and bobby sherman and david cassidy. Some girls fawned over donny osmond too. So mj really did break the racial barrier there. Before that it was probably taboo for white girls to put black singers’ pin-ups on their wall. Michael changed that. In the 80’s, I was not that in tune with mj. I was dancing to a different drummer, so to speak.

    enjoy the food!

  137. samiam60 says:

    Hi Karma, Rose, SamH, how ya’ll doing? I wonder if VF has a parralelle Blog that is Liberal? Hmmm

  138. samiam60 says:

    Once upon a time I was invited to the White House for a private
    dinner with the President. I am a respected businessman, with a
    factory that produces memory chips for computers and portable
    There was some talk that my industry was being scrutinized by the
    administration, but I paid it no mind. I live in a free country.
    There’s nothing that the government can do to me if I’ve broken no
    laws. My wealth was earned honestly, and an invitation to dinner with
    an American President is an honor.

    I checked my coat, was greeted by the Chief of Staff, and joined the
    President in a yellow dining room. We sat across from each other at a
    table draped in white linen. The Great Seal was embossed on the
    china. Uniformed staff served our dinner.

    The meal was served, and I was startled when my waiter suddenly
    reached out, plucked a dinner roll off my plate, and began nibbling
    it as he walked back to the kitchen.

    “Sorry about that,” said the President. “Andrew is very hungry.”
    “I don’t appreciate…” I began, but as I looked into the calm brown
    eye across from me, I felt immediately guilty and petty. It was just
    a dinner roll.

    “Of course,” I concluded, and reached for my glass. Before I could,
    however, another waiter reached forward, took the glass away and
    swallowed the wine in a single gulp.”And his brother, Eric, is very
    thirsty.” said the President.

    I didn’t say anything. The President is testing my compassion, I

    I withheld
    my comments and decided to play along. I don’t want to seem unkind.

    My plate was whisked away before I had tasted a bite. “Eric’s
    children are also quiet hungry.
    With a lurch, I crashed to the floor. My chair had been pulled out
    from under me. I stood, brushing myself off angrily, and watched as
    it was carried from the room.

    And their grandmother can’t stand for long.”
    I excused myself, smiling outwardly, but inside feeling like a fool.

    Obviously I had been invited to the White House to be sport for some
    I reached for my coat, to find that it had been taken. I turned back
    to the President.

    “Their grandfather doesn’t like the cold.”
    I wanted to shout, “that was my coat!” But again, I looked at the
    placid smiling face of my host and decided I was being a poor sport.
    I spread my hands helplessly and chuckled. Then I felt my hip pocket
    and realized my wallet was gone. I excused myself and walked to a
    phone on an elegant side table. I learned shortly that my credit
    cards had been maxed out, my bank accounts emptied, my retirement and
    equity portfolios had vanished, and my wife had been thrown out of
    our home. Apparently, the waiters and their families were moving in.
    The President hadn’t moved or spoken as I learned all this, but
    finally I lowered the phone into its cradleand turned to face him.

    “Andrew’s whole family has made bad financial decisions. They haven’t
    planned for retirement, and they need a house. They recently
    defaulted on a subprime mortgage. I told them they could have your
    home.They need it more than you do.”

    My hands were shaking. I felt faint. I stumbled back to the table and
    knelt on the floor. The President cheerfully cut his meat, ate his
    steak , and drank his wine. I lowered my eyes and stared at the small
    grey circles on the tablecloth that were water drops.

    “By the way,” He added, “I have just signed an Executive Order
    nationalizing your factories. I’m firing you as head of your
    business. I’ll be operating the firm now for the benefit of all

    There’s a whole bunch of Erics and Andrews out there and they can’t
    come to you for jobs groveling like beggars.”

    I looked up. The President dropped his spoon into the empty ramekin
    which had been his crème Brule. He drained the last drops of his
    wine. As the table was cleared, he lit a cigarette and leaned back in
    his chair. He stared at me. I clung to the edge of the table as if
    were a ledge and I were a man hanging over an abyss. I thought of the
    years behind me, of the life I had lived. The life I had earned with
    a lifetime of work, risk and struggle. Why was I punished?
    How had I allowed it to be taken? What game had I played and lost? I
    looked across the table and noticed with some surprise that there was
    no game board between us.

    What had I done wrong?

    As if answering the unspoken thought, the President suddenly cocked
    his head, locked his empty eyes to mine, and bared a million teeth,
    chuckling wryly as he folded his hands.

    “You should have stopped me at the dinner roll,” he said.


  139. SamHenry says:

    Geeze – everyone leaves on the lights and just takes off. Don’t they know there are a couple of wars on, a depression and crabby people everywhere? Humph. Well, I’ll turn out the lights, baton down the hatches, secure the mooring and swim ashore. Tomorrow, mates!

    Dog overboard….

  140. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Everyone!

    Has MJ been buried yet?

  141. karmahd says:

    Parts of him I hear VF. just a float by docking gotta make the donuts. Have a good day all, Karma

  142. VotingFemale says:

    Make lots of donuts dear!

  143. SamHenry says:

    A quick visit to the good info ship, VF. I have, as you know, been tracking MJ’s body. While I can’t locate it specifically today, I have heard it had not gone to ground yet. I will keep you and the group advised. I hope they are not going to tour with it but stranger things have happened. What a ghoulish group!

    I thought while it was good to let Paris express her grief, on the other hand Janet was going to speak for the family but in the end kind of let Paris get to the microphone where she seemed micro-managed. While heartfelt and moving, it was also an advertisement that the girl was in the h ome where she should stay.

    I’m off to pick up a mess from pruning the day before yesterday (not good to let it all sit so neighbors can wish me out of here) and then off to the air field.

    Hope to catch up tonight if I’m not too tired.

    Dog decidedly overboard…

  144. SamHenry says:

    PS Karm – while I like all of the fancy doughnuts, my favorites are still good old fashioned fried cakes fresh from the pot. You could send them on a mercy flight to Western NY. Ask the LA Fire Department to pick them up for transport. They accommodated the Jacksons.

  145. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Morning everyone! Here’s some California news.

    In California, Even the I.O.U’s Are Owed
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    LinkedinDiggFacebookMixxMySpaceYahoo! BuzzPermalinkBy JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    Published: July 8, 2009
    LOS ANGELES — The only thing worse than being issued an i.o.u. rather than a check from the State of California may be not getting the i.o.u. at all — at least in time to meet the deadline of your bank.

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    Registered warrants are being issued instead of checks.
    But across California on Tuesday, many vendors who had been told they would receive the i.o.u.’s instead of actual money said they had not yet received them. And if they do not arrive soon, they may be hard to turn into cash.

    Last week, the state began issuing the warrants for the second time since the Great Depression. It ran out of cash to pay its bills as the Legislature and the governor failed to resolve the state’s $26 billion budget deficit.

    Millions of dollars in i.o.u.’s, known as registered warrants, began rolling off the controller’s presses in lieu of checks to pay taxpayers, vendors and local governments. The warrants offer a 3.75 percent interest rate when they mature in October.

    In most cases, banks around the state have agreed to honor the warrants only until Friday, in hopes that the deadline will prompt lawmakers to reach an agreement. As of Tuesday, 71,810 warrants to the tune of $108 million had been printed, but many had not yet been received.

    “We are out of cash now,” said Carlos Flores, the executive director of the San Diego Regional Center, which provides services to Californians with developmental disabilities. The center is awaiting a $12 million warrant. “I can pay my staff next paycheck, and that’s it,” Mr. Flores said.

    Other state contractors who provide services to the disabled had similar stories. Mark Berger, the chief executive of Partnerships With Industry, which offers job placement and training for the same type of clients, said he, too, had yet to get a warrant. “I haven’t heard of anybody who has received one,” Mr. Berger said.

    Jonathan Brown, president of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, said he had yet to learn of a college that received the warrant in lieu of the state education grants.

    “My expectation is that they will get them next week,” Mr. Brown said. “That is a real problem because colleges and universities have cash flow needs at this time of year and usually use a line of credit to cover their expenses, and then fill that credit line up with tuition revenues.”

    The majority of banks have been clear that they will not take the warrants after July 10. Banks “do not wish to facilitate the lack of resolution of the budget deficit by basically providing this accommodation for an extended period of time,” said Rod Brown, chief executive of the California Bankers Association. “California must become more fiscally responsible.”

    Garin Casaleggio, a spokesman for the state controller, said that warrants were issued as bills became due, and that not every vendor would be issued paper immediately.

    People expecting money from the state who do not get a warrant by Friday have three choices. They can try to find an alternative bank or credit union willing to deal with someone who is not a customer, they can hold the warrant until it matures and collect the interest, or they can try their luck in secondary markets, where some people are already seeking to buy i.o.u.’s at a discount.

    Because of a proliferation of potential customers on Craigslist and other Web sites, like, the California treasurer, Bill Lockyer, said Monday that his office would not redeem i.o.u.’s held by third parties unless they were accompanied by a notarized bill of sale.

    Of course, it is not clear how attractive a piece of California’s debt would be to investors. On Monday, Fitch Ratings downgraded California’s long-term bond rating to BBB from A-, only two notches from junk-bond status, citing the state’s continuing budget drama.

    Matt Fabian, managing director of Municipal Market Advisors, said that general obligation bonds had the full faith and credit of the state behind them, but that i.o.u.’s had a lesser guarantee.

  146. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning all. Here is a small news item concerning a cyber attack on July 4th. Should this not been front page news?,2933,530560,00.html

  147. rosehips says:

    good morning fine peeps. My favs are creme puffs. If y’all come out to see me, I will make some for you! But then we will have to go run a marathon to work off the calories. Gotta do our civic duty, after all. 😉

  148. rosehips says:

    sami, just read about that on yahoo. It is major news now…

  149. rosehips says:

    I think California might just fall into the ocean, or else everyone is gonna leave and then it will float to the surface and all who remain will end up sliding eastward.

  150. samiam60 says:

    Thats right Rose but today is July 8th?

  151. rosehips says:

    and welcome back vf, you have been sorely missed. Now when is foxy gonna come back?

  152. rosehips says:

    sami, I think it’s called “national security”…don’t let the world know you’re vulnerable. Or should we be transparent about that?

  153. samiam60 says:

    This happened a couple of months ago and I posted it on my blog:

    Hackers stole data on Pentagon’s
    newest fighter jet

    This is how it happens folks. Our enemies are a patient people and have been probing our Government Computers all the way up to Norad and our Power Grids. For the past two years they have gained access to our Latest Technology of our Fighter Aircraft.

  154. samiam60 says:

    Rose I see your point about National Security. However this has been an ongoing issue and has already been widely reported on major networks.
    Point is that this is leading up to something much bigger than we know. By the way Rose you look ravishing today. lol

  155. samiam60 says:

    Be back shortly. Hold that thought.

  156. rosehips says:

    lol sami. I just got outta bed. Just wait until I get all my make-up on and curl my hair….lol.

    I never thought we could secure our computer systems against all the evil doers of the world. It always seemed foolish to rely on computers for so much. I am in awe of what computers do, but our vulnerability has increased because of them. But hopefully they will figure it out before we all are destroyed. One can only hope and pray.

  157. tellitlikeitis says:

    July 07, 2009
    Jackson Lee Speaks at Jackson Memorial
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), who helped lead a recognition of Michael Jackson’s life on the House floor two weeks ago, spoke today at Jackson’s memorial service in Los Angeles.

    Jackson Lee said she was speaking on behalf of the members of Congress and the Congressional Black Caucus.

    “I can tell you as a member of the United States Congress, we understand the Constitution, we understand laws and we know that people are innocent until proven otherwise,” she said, presumably noting the child molestation charges Jackson had been acquited of. “That is what the Constitution stands for.”

    “America appreciates and thanks you for Michael Jackson’s life,” she said to the Jackson family, holding up a framed copy of a House bill. “For that reason, we have introduced into the House of Representatives this Resolution 600 that will be debated on the floor of the House that claims Michael Jackson as an American legend and musical icon, a world humanitarian — someone who will be honored forever and forever and forever and forever.”

  158. rosehips says:

    well I hope vf is busy with a new blogpost and is not going to be m.i.a all day. And I hope it will ruffle my feathers. I haven’t got shook up in a few days. At least nothing that has left a lasting impression. I’m overdue….

  159. VotingFemale says:

    I am indeed busy doing just that dear!

  160. VotingFemale says:

    will be done with the new blogpost shortly! 😉

  161. rosehips says:

    I think that Rep Lee has a point. MJ was not convicted. We have to acknowledge that. He did a lot to break down racial barriers in this country. He paid a heavy price for his celebrity status. I don’t begrudge the honor.

  162. rosehips says:

    hey vf, great to see you and I look forward to your post!

  163. tellitlikeitis says:

    Rosehips, I agree that thats true but Michael Jackson is already an American legend and a musical icon. Doesn,t the congress have more important things to do than debate a bill about Michael Jackson. What’s next a Michael Jackson national holiday.

  164. rosehips says:

    geesh. just saw this story on

    Bomb parts smuggled into 10 federal buildings during test

  165. rosehips says:

    tellit, I agree that Congress doesn’t need to be debating mj right now. I guess it’s too controversial.
    I don’t think that mj should get his own holiday. Perhaps we should lump all the celebrity perverts together?

    sorry, that was tasteless….

  166. rosehips says:

    I really feel bad for Paris Jackson. I never even knew her name or what she looked like. Most people didn’t I bet. Now the world is obsessed with her. She will be the latest casualty. Governor Palin’s kids and she should get together for a p.j. party and they can give her advice on how to handle it.
    well, maybe that isn’t such a good idea. Scratch that….

  167. rosehips says:

    well it is a cold and overcast day. I woke up to a catfight in my house this morning and there is hair all over. My front door was wide open.

    Just goes to show, dead fish attract kitties. I better lock my doors.

  168. rosehips says:

    I better go clean up. bbs.

  169. rosehips says:

    I am going to miss sh today. I know the airshow people are lucky to have her help. I think she should be put out on the runway to direct all the jets to their takeoff positions. I bet she’s good at waving flags. go sh go!

    ok, off i go. fish overboard, swimming with the current…

  170. arlenearmy says:

    I just saw a poll on Foxnews that said Palin is 2nd & that Mitt is in the lead. I think that poll is wrong because most I know are crazy about Palin.

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