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March 11, 2011

Media Malpractice: the movie

I think any reader of this blog knows that I don’t believe we elected the best person during our last election.  So here we are today halfway through President Obama’s  term with talk of his reelection beginning to ramp up.  I’m guessing there are a lot of very disappointed Barack Obama supporters wondering what happened?   

Well media manipulation prompted by themselves, savvy campaigns, or both is what happened.

If you were intrigued by that little teaser, it’s worth taking a look at a complete documentary about media influences so that you can put your skeptic hat on as we once again approach elections.  If you have a Netflix account  Media Malpractice by John Zeigler is a full length in depth documentary currently on their Watch Instantly list, or there is more about the video and it’s production at Media Malpractice.

January 27, 2009


Filed under: National Issue — Tags: , , — wally @ 8:10 pm

sarahpac Sarah Palin has started SarahPAC, her political action committee.  It’s good to see that Sarah Palin is out there doing and not just becoming a faded memory of elections past.  I really enjoyed her wit, conservative principles and direct style  in a lot of the same way I liked Fred Thompson’s.  I wonder if it is a coincidence that they now both have political action committees.  I wonder if I need to start WallyPAC to keep up with the Palins and Thompsons out on the web?  Naa, I guess the Whatcom GOP is enough political and action for me.

I like what SarahPAC is all about:

Dedicated to building America’s future, supporting fresh ideas and candidates who share our vision for reform and innovation.

SarahPAC believes America’s best days are ahead. Our country, founded on conservative principles and the fight for freedom, must confront the challenges of the 21st century with integrity, innovation, and determination.

I hope that she remains as active in the political world as Fred and Jeri Thompson and I also hope that we will see her run again for a national office.  If given the opportunity, I’d vote for her again.

November 3, 2008

New York Times: Gov. Sarah Palin Cleared of Ethics Charges

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , — wally @ 6:08 pm

sp Not that I had any doubts, but what a great bit of news to find in the email box.  It won’t undo all the damage done in the troopergate witch hunt, but it certainly won’t hurt to have this news out there. 

Breaking News Alert The New York Times Monday, November 3, 2008 — 7:42 PM ET —– Gov. Sarah Palin Cleared of Ethics Charges Timothy J. Petumenos, the independent counsel to the Alaska Personnel Board, concluded that in the firing of the former Alaska public safety commissioner Walt Monegan, “There is no probable cause to believe that the governor or any other state official violated the Alaska Executive Ethics Act in connection with these matters.”

Read More:
Update 11/4

Alaska Personnel Board investigations are normally secret, but the three-member board decided to release this report, citing public interest in the matter given Palin’s status as a candidate for national office. Election Day is Tuesday.

Telephone messages left with state Sens. Hollis French, who led the legislative investigation, and Sen. Kim Elton, chairman of the Legislative Council, were not immediately returned.


For those who will claim that this board is biased toward Sarah Palin, I remind you that the lead investigator, Timothy Petumenos, was hired by the board, not Sarah Palin and the two senators who filled out the 3 member board are both Democrats.

September 24, 2008

She is us

Filed under: National Issue,Politics — Tags: — wally @ 6:17 am

Greg Kirsch wrote a great piece for the Herald, Another Whatcom County take on Sarah Palin’s record where he describes her rise from the perspective of someone involved in the fishing industry.  Definitely worth reading and he made an excellent point about how some politicians start out as regular people, yet once in office seem to take on a new air of authority.  An arrogance that somehow Sarah Palin has so far managed to avoid.

That absence of arrogance is only part of what scares many about her, but it is not all, because there are many politicians that I don’t see as arrogant.  I think of Doug Ericksen, Sam Crawford, President Bush, Dino Rossi, (a little suit-ish at times yes, but arrogant no) these guys are confident, not arrogant, big difference. 

What really scares many entrenched politicians and liberal leaners was described very succinctly yesterday by a fellow soccer dad.  What makes Sarah Palin so scary is that she is one of us.  That’s it.  Scary to the politicians because they spend millions of campaign dollars trying to convince us that they are just like us, when it only took Sarah Palin opening her mouth at the RNC to show us that she is really one of us.  And she is scary to the liberal leaning because the Palin family is us, the traditional American family.  A man, a woman, kids, maybe a dog, who knows?  They go to work, go to church, pay bills, drive themselves around; regular people, not a purchased facade of the American family, the real deal.

And it’s not lipstick or lack of, that makes the American family and America strong; it is heart.  She has the heart of an everyday American, Sarah Palin is us. 

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