March 2009

PRESS RELEASE: March 24, 2009 Contact: Linda Kellen Biegel 907-830-9458

Linda Kellen Biegel, better known as blogger “Celtic Diva,” is filing an ethics complaint with the Attorney General today against Governor Sarah Palin. The complaint alleges a conflict of interest when Governor Palin wore specially designed snow-machine gear advertising her husband Todd’s biggest Iron Dog sponsor, Arctic Cat Inc. She did so while acting in her official capacity as Governor of the State of Alaska and official starter of the Iron Dog Snow Machine Race.

Not only was she well aware that there would be extensive Alaska media coverage, the Palins also knew that international magazine Sports Illustrated was coming to do a story on Todd.Read her post in entirety here.

This seems to be a predominantly anti Governor Palin site. Take a visit and post a comment. I visited and registered and below is my response:

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Perhaps your time might be better spent focusing on the ethics of Senator’s Dodd and Frank.
By your logic Obama’s playing basketball 1 on 1 with a SI senior writer could be seen as an endorsement of Sports Illustrated as the photos are there to be licensed for a fee.
The things a man must do to become president: Dec. 17, 7:43 a.m.: Barack Obama arrives at a Spencer, Iowa, YMCA for a one-on-one basketball game against SI senior writer S.L. Price. Obama notes the red-white and blue ball’s resemblance to his campaign logo, the only time he makes mention of the looming Iowa caucuses. This was a quote from the SI site.


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President Obama, in his taping with Jay Leno Thursday afternoon, attempted to yuk it up with the funnyman, and ended up insulting the disabled.

Towards the end of his approximately 40-minute appearance, the president talked about how he’s gotten better at bowling and has been practicing in the White House bowling alley.

He bowled a 129, the president said.

“That’s very good, Mr. President,” Leno said sarcastically.

It’s “like the Special Olympics or something,” the president said.

When asked about the remark, the White House said the president did not intend to offend.

“The president made an off-hand remark making fun of his own bowling that was in no way intended to disparage the Special Olympics,” White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton said.

Lorie Byrd and Kim Priestap puts this in the proper, calm perspective:

Look, considering all the other things he has done and said the past two months, this comment is probably the least of his troubles, but I just have to wonder what the reaction to this would have been if it was President George Bush who said it. It remains to be seen how much attention and what kind of reaction the comment will get.

Kim adds: I understand President Obama was trying to make a self-deprecating joke, so I don’t want to make a bigger deal out of this that what it is, but, man that was cringe inducing. At least it was for me since I, like millions of other parents, have a disabled child. I mean his joke is right up there with Joe Biden asking a wheelchair-bound man to stand up. Obama certainly didn’t do anything to quell the teleprompter jokes.

I, too, could make a joke and tell the president to skip the comedy routine and stick to his day job, but he sucks even more at that. These from our friend at Obambi blog.

I agree with Kim. Here is a young man with Down Syndrome. He at that time worked part time at a local market bringing in grocery carts. Several of the young people he worked with took him for pizza bowling every Friday night. It was a deal at the bowling all the games you could bowl and all the pizza you could eat between certain hours. He got a lot of encouragement from his peers and consistently averaged over 100. He also participated in Special Olympics in earlier years. I take offense to Obama’s remark and I know for a fact that this is a true story. When he started doing Special Olympics, I wondered how good a coach they had working with these people. He was a full time coach at BOCES with the handicapped and I soon saw that it took a very special person to do this and was impressed with his patience working with people that were very often uncoordinated.

bowlingHe never used gutter bumpers, but in the very beginning sometimes ended up throwing his ball into the next lane.

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This creep attacks Bristol, the daughter of the Governor of Alaska and litters the air with his crap. If she is fair game then Obama’s two daughters should not be off the table. And ABC has sent a news team to Alaska to cover this story, a story that is being played out at one time or another in probably every community in the U. S. This is not news and they should leave with their heads between their legs.

Russian scholar predicts U.S. collapse, Alaska return to Russian control

MOSCOW – If you’re inclined to believe Igor Panarin, and the Kremlin wouldn’t mind if you did, then President Barack Obama will order martial law this year, the U.S. will split into six rump-states before 2011, and Russia and China will become the backbones of a new world order.

Panarin might be easy to ignore but for the fact that he is a dean at the Foreign Ministry’s school for future diplomats and a regular on Russia’s state-guided TV channels. And his predictions fit into the anti-American story line of the Kremlin leadership.

“There is a high probability that the collapse of the United States will occur by 2010,” Panarin told dozens of students, professors and diplomats Tuesday at the Diplomatic Academy – a lecture the ministry pointedly invited The Associated Press and other foreign media to attend.

The prediction from Panarin, a former spokesman for Russia’s Federal Space Agency and reportedly an ex-KGB analyst, meshes with the negative view of the U.S. that has been flowing from the Kremlin in recent years, in particular from Vladimir Putin.

Putin, the former president who is now prime minister, has likened the United States to Nazi Germany’s Third Reich and blames Washington for the global financial crisis that has pounded the Russian economy.

Panarin didn’t give many specifics on what underlies his analysis, mostly citing newspapers, magazines and other open sources.

He also noted he had been predicting the demise of the world’s wealthiest country for more than a decade now.

But he said the recent economic turmoil in the U.S. and other “social and cultural phenomena” led him to nail down a specific timeframe for “The End” – when the United States will break up into six autonomous regions and Alaska will revert to Russian control.

Panarin argued that Americans are in moral decline, saying their great psychological stress is evident from school shootings, the size of the prison population and the number of gay men.

Turning to economic woes, he cited the slide in major stock indexes, the decline in U.S. gross domestic product and Washington’s bailout of banking giant Citigroup as evidence that American dominance of global markets has collapsed.

“I was there recently and things are far from good,” he said. “What’s happened is the collapse of the American dream.”

Panarin insisted he didn’t wish for a U.S. collapse, but he predicted Russia and China would emerge from the economic turmoil stronger and said the two nations should work together, even to create a new currency to replace the U.S. dollar.

Asked for comment on how the Foreign Ministry views Panarin’s theories, a spokesman said all questions had to be submitted in writing and no answers were likely before Wednesday.

It wasn’t clear how persuasive the 20-minute lecture was. One instructor asked Panarin whether his predictions more accurately describe Russia, which is undergoing its worst economic crisis in a decade as well as a demographic collapse that has led some scholars to predict the country’s demise.

Panarin dismissed that idea: “The collapse of Russia will not occur.”

But Alexei Malashenko, a scholar-in-residence at the Carnegie Moscow Center who did not attend the lecture, sided with the skeptical instructor, saying Russia is the country that is on the verge of disintegration.

“I can’t imagine at all how the United States could ever fall apart,” Malashenko told the AP.

Mike Eckel/The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Alaskan Air National Guard

These wonderful photos were taken down over Mt. McKinley around Anchorage.
The tanker and F-16’s are assigned to Eielson.
The Tanker belongs to the AK Air National Guard and the F-16’s are part of the 363rd Fighter Wing and are used during three exercises they have up there. “Cope Thunder”, “Cobra Gold” and “Northern Edge”.


I received this in an e-mail from our friend Chuck over at Team Sarah.  Some good photos. It looks like all will collapse, not just the U. S. Although it appears that Obama/Biden, Pelosi/Reid and company are hell bent to see us destroyed first.