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sbw

I'm composing a series of editorials to run for the Fourth of July on Liberty versus statism:

"A Declaration of Liberty"

Extraneus

The last lib would have leapt from a ledge if this were happening under Evil BushCo.

Imagine?

jimmyk

Speaking of liberty, this piece (courtesy Tim Blair) from the UK Spectator talks about how "What was once the most exciting city on the planet has turned into the world capital of health-obsessed control-freakery."

Danube of Thought

Just remember, there's always the Fourth Amendment. A damn good thing, too.

Extraneus
From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 10:02 PM

To: Frye; Ivy J (DOA)

Subject: Re: Todd

Ahhhh - that' s refreshing.

What a frickin ' week this has been . Thanks for the lift "up", ivy!

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One

-----Original Message-----

From: "Frye, Ivy J (DOA)"
Date: The, 22 Jan 2008 22:03:10
To:gov.sarah@yahoo.com

Subject: Todd

Just heard from Todd-he's awesome. You guys are so gracious to take the time to reach out to people-really. I always have your back governor, you don't even have to ask.

I've read this scripture several times this week and thought you would appreciate: Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart. Psalm 31:24

Extraneus
From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com

Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 8:11 AM

To: Sean Parnell

Subject: Re: Andrew Halcro

Yes, we've figured this is one of his major info-sources.

Sent from my BlackBerrye device from
Cellular One

-- --Original Message-----

From: Sean Parnell d Privileged or Personal '

Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 07:41:10

To:gov.sarah@yahoo.com

Subject: Andrew Halcro

I don 't know how I missed it but I'm told Halcro's brother-in-law is this high ranking exec at BP (thought you might like to know how he must get some of his information):

Andrew G Inglis

CEO, Divisional/Director at

BP PLC

EN

BASIC MATERIALS / MAJOR INTEGRATED OIL & GAS

Officer since 1999

Director since February 2007

track this person

47 years old

Andy Inglis (47) joined BP in 1980, working on various North Sea projects. Following a series of commercial roles in exploration, in 1996 he became chief of staff, exploration and production. From 1997 until 1999, he was responsible for leading BP's activities in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico . In 1999, he was appointed vice president of BP's US western gas business unit. In 2004 , he became executive vice president and deputy chief executive of exploration and production. He was appointed chief executive of BP's exploration and production business and an executive director on 1 February 2007.

Danube of Thought

Per Mickey Kaus, the mrltdown continues:

"Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos, said he would request a leave of absence from his popular group blog to learn what he called 'partisan aggression management.' 'Twice now–with John Edwards and Anthony Weiner–I’ve defended pretty obviously guilty Democrats by approving nasty arguments attacking their critics–arguments that turned out to be wrong. I thought I was fighting back, but I brought nothing but humiliation and disgrace to myself and my party. The truth comes out eventually. I hadn’t taken that into account. I have departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better blogger and healthier person.'"

boris

Spoof DoT, see last thread.

Danube of Thought

Thanks Boris. Ah, hell--it seemed too good to be true, and it was. I am easily duped in the early morning.

On the bright side, it's minus 18 at Raz today.

narciso

This isn't terribly surprising, Ext, the more interesting bit is how many of the players against the AGIA line, notably Conoco's Mike
Hawker, (family connection) and BP's Jay Ramras (held hundreds of thousands in stock)
while tried to reverse the vote, and badmouthed it to Joe McGinnis, in the erstwhile Portfolio publication,

narciso

Apparently, even back then they couldn't 'stop making things up':

http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/10982.pdf

Theriault is one of the few honest figures in the Assembly, so they sabotaged his advisory
position under Parnell.

Clarice

Duped me, too, DoT because in essence the man does need help.
Speaking of which I am thinking of ending it all with faebook, I signed up so people who wanted to reach me and hadn't my address could but i am concerned with hacking and security. This morning there were several messages from someone named Larry lynn that I am hesitant to go to--I think it's another hack job. If someone here knows about it, let me know, At the moment facebook is on my double secret probation list,

As for the FBI searching thru trash--if you threw it out without shredding it, it's public as far as I am concerned..same thing with anything you post publicly online,

squaredance

Hehe: I am seeing an ad from dumpster.com on this page for industrial class dumpsters. It would not seem sort of thing useful to readers here, but then again, given the economy, perhaps I am wrong. It may be the only biz in town soon.

Oh and to state the obvious, the left would have groused about it if Bush did this because they know what they would do with the power and they also know what the FBI would find. We are seeing incremental Chavezism with Obama, as I have oft forewarned. Do not kid yourself about outcomes: It can happen here. Just wait until we get some 60's style urban riots. Dumpsters will no doubt be a hot item then.

An even better event for the Dumpster market: A major dismantlement of Leviathan. Nothing less will do. This includes the FBI. We now have a government opposed to its people. It becomes more overt by the day. We need to throw law enforcement back to the States. The politicization of Federal agencies, particularly the DoJ, has become dangerous indeed. People forget that this sort of thing was one of the key paths to the Nazis and the Soviets consolidated power. They also used the excuse of "Enemies of the State.

Radical? You bet. I know that many on the Right think that the FBI and other LEO "organizations" are made up of "Oathtakers", but they are wrong about this.

We will be decades recovering from Obama, and it is far from over yet. These people corrupt and corrode everything they touch. No institution has been spared.

If a Republican were in the WH and something so scandalous as the "Gunwalker affair" or the Dept of Education sending in a SWAT team to a private home happened, that Republican would be impeached. Weiner, on the other hand gets off, evidently, with "therapy". The heads of the DoE keeps their job.

We need to face facts: we are ruled and longer govern ourselves, and we are ruled by monsters. We are no longer a free people.

2012 seems the last chance to save us.

Extraneus
From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 6:44 AM

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV); Katz; John W (GOV)

Cc: Tibbles; Michael A (GOV); Irwin; Tom E ( DNR); Rutherford ; Marty K (DNR); Slemons; Jonne D (DNR); Anders; Bruce F (DNR); Balash ; Joseph R (GOV); Kelly; Russell T (GOV)

Subject: PSIO

Sharon- I'm shocked and disappointed Chenault's taking out PSIO positions and BP corrosion lawsuit funds out of my budget. Is back here in DC speaking with Cneney (sat with him the entire State dinner last night), will try to speak w/Bush today... speaking with national reporters and all these governors all about AK's proof that we can provide sound oversight of resource development, as evidenced by PSIO, lawsuits to hold industry's feet to the fire re: waste of valuable natural resources, etc... and here while I'm away I find out the legislature may undermine those efforts? It's unacceptable if the nation is to believe we're capable of responsible, ethcial ramped up development that's need in our state, for our nation.

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Clarice

The entire Kaus article that DoT mentioned is brilliant and worth reading--even the links in it.
Bravo, Mickey!
http://dailycaller.com/2011/06/12/rehab-for-all/

Janet

This morning there were several messages from someone named Larry lynn that I am hesitant to go to--I think it's another hack job. If someone here knows about it, let me know,

Clarice,
Larry participated in our Soylent care pkg. operation.
...but if someone hacked his account, I don't know.

Clarice

Thanks, Janet. Lynn may be the real name of someone who posts here under another name and if so, I wish he'd say so.

narciso

You know I've never really liked Toobin since he began with his part in the witchhunt against Oliver North, and then
sought to profit from it,


Coming amid these rapid developments, the decision of legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin to go on hiatus at CNN was almost overlooked. Toobin appeared on his network early in the Weiner controversy to declare that it was just ”a lighthearted story … a silly little thing that happened.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/06/12/rehab-for-all/#ixzz1PAL4uXNV

anduril

They told Glenn that if he voted for McCain we'd have the FBI sifting through our data bases and our trash - and they were right!

That actually appears to be clearly wrong:

Under current rules, agents must open such an inquiry before they can search for information about a person in a commercial or law enforcement database. Under the new rules, agents will be allowed to search such databases without making a record about their decision.

I presume that a "commercial" database is a database that one subscribes to. IOW, agents will be allowed to search the information that the FBI has either subscribed to or has gathered in the course of previous, authorized investigations. So, NOT "our" databases. What a novel concept! Oh, they'll also be allowed to look at things that people no longer wish to retain and have made accessible to the general public--I'm not aware of any law that prohibits "garbage picking."

The database checks will be allowed before a formal inquiry is opened, but the information accessed in that manner--not "obtained," since the information in question is information already available to the FBI-- will only be retained in a file if a formal inquiry of some sort is opened. As for the trash covers, the rules are relaxed only in one specific type of situation--in all other circumstances restrictions on agent activity is significantly more restrictive than that on the general public.

FBI General Counsel also provides some useful context:

Valerie E. Caproni, the F.B.I. general counsel, said the bureau had fixed the problems with the national security letters and had taken steps to make sure they would not recur. She also said the bureau, which does not need permission to alter its manual so long as the rules fit within broad guidelines issued by the attorney general, had carefully weighed the risks and the benefits of each change.

“Every one of these has been carefully looked at and considered against the backdrop of why do the employees need to be able to do it, what are the possible risks and what are the controls,” she said, portraying the modifications to the rules as “more like fine-tuning than major changes.”

Again, IOW, the changes fall within the applicable Attorney General Guidelines that have been in place for decades.

Finally, following a few links, we find that the "misuse" of national security letters, was almost exclusively the result of clerical errors. The misuse of the word "misuse" by those who know better undoubtedly could lead many who don't know better to believe that intentional, deliberate abuse of national security letter powers had been occurring on a widespread basis. That was not the case.


Ignatz

--Among them, Michael German, a former F.B.I. agent who is now a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, argued that it was unwise to further ease restrictions on agents’ power to use potentially intrusive techniques, especially if they lacked a firm reason to suspect someone of wrongdoing.--

Attorney German quickly added that if the FBI can reliably establish the target is a Republican then the ACLU will issue its standard wink and nod to the FBI to ensure the target's life is turned upside down because, let's face it, all Republicans are basically terrorists and criminals at heart.

narciso

First citation in her wiki, is from Scott Shane, it's just embarassing that they keep
on the national security beat, I know, 'he's
on the other side, like Rosenberg, Mayer, et
al.

Danube of Thought

Whose Wiki?

anduril

Hilarious, from Steve Sailer. While JOMers have been endlessly obsessing over the little Weener in our Congress, lefties have had a different obsession going--one that blew up in their faces: Hot lesbian Syrian martyr blogger turns out to be 40-year-old white American guy.

As Sailer says:

White guys ... What would the world do without us? We're the straw that stirs the drink.
narciso

Valerie Caproni, the FBI general counsel, if Marion 'Spike' Bowman, is still involved, I'd b e more concerned.

Extraneus
From: gov.sarah©yahoo.com

Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 11:20 AM

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV); Fagerstrom; Erika (GOV); Todd

Cc: Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV)

Subject: Re: School Visits

Ask Todd if he needs them shipped or can wait until I bring them- for free- on thursday. I did not know we didn't have that bookcase full of the manymore.

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One

-----Original Message-----

From: " Mason , Janice L (GOV)"

Date : Mon, 17 Mar 2008 10:32:28

To:ExternalEmailgsp ,"Fagerstrom, Erika (GOV)"

Cc:"Perry, Kristina Y (GOV)" ,"Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)"

Subject: RE: School visits

We have approx. 1 dozen books left at the Mansion for distribution. I have the new book marks signed (70) and will ship up to ANC office today. Janice

-----Original Message-----

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com [mailto:gov.sarah@yahoo.com)

Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 7:16 AM

To: Mason, Janice L (GOV); Fagerstrom, Erika (GOV)

Cc: Perry, Kristina Y (GOV); Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)

Subject: School visits

Todd and Willow will be visiting classroom(s) on Wednesday, maybe one day before that too. We'll look for bookmarks for them to hand out in the Anchorage office, and we'll need a load of those kid books from the mansion to be transported here so we have them to distribute outside of Juneau ( that can wait until we can load them in the king air). Pls note on sched what they'll be doing for First Family event(s) this week.

Thanks

Sent from my BlackBerry ( r) device from Cellular One

Emphasis mine.

Clarice

We have to get this kind of news from UK publications.
The defense writes itself--it's private, it's just sex, can't we all just move on, he's going into rehab:
Daily Mail
"Mark James Cusack hadn't even been in office for six months when the Massachusetts state representative was placed under investigation for 'inappropriate contact' last month. Mr Cusack, 26, is accused of an indecent act with a female staffer of a fellow lawmaker inside the state House chamber. The alleged act is said to have been discovered by a court officer in the empty chamber late at night in May, after a long session on the budget. Mr Cusack is a Democrat and the State Representative of Massachusetts for the 5th Norfolk District,"

narciso

Great, a follower of Nor Luap, what could go
wrong:


http://www.campaignforliberty.com/article.php?view=1061

narciso

You know Ignatz, even when you joke, you're on point:

http://www.democracynow.org/2005/6/13/fbi_whistleblower_white_supremacists_are_major

Extraneus
From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com

Sent: Monday, March 24, 2008 6:11 PM

To: Kelly; Russell T (GOV)

Cc: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV); Rehfeld; Karen J (GOV); Tibbles; Michael A (GOV)

Subject: Sudan

Russ- if you get a chance to talk to Gara or Lynn, let them know I do support their efforts on divestment. I haven't known what they needed of me, but I'm not impressed with Mike Burns avoiding the question and giving Alaskans the of "not available for comment" comment.

If asked, I'm telling Alaskans I still desire to have the conversation with Burns to let him know my take on this (but he hasn't expressed interest in knowing what I'd like to do on this issue) and I side with those who believe our "bottom line" shouldn"t be our sole global concern in this matter.

If I can do anything to help those lawmakers, even if it's just taking a public stand on this, I'll do so. They can suggest ways I could help. Thanks

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One

Extraneus

Don't know how it copied wrong, but in the actual email, it's "giving Alaskans the ol' ", etc. IOW, she knows where to put apostrophes, amazingly enough.

narciso

Yes, Ext, I posted that one, in a previous thread, and some might say, 'she walks the walk' too much as she will be traveling to Sudan, probably with Samaritan's Purse.

OK, we can firmly put this German fellow in the moonbat category:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Hvd9Y-69fg

Porchlight

Thanks, Extraneus, for posting these. I wish the rest of the country would get a chance to see them.

Extraneus
From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com

Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:58 PM

To: Hughes; Rosanne D (GOV); K Perry Yahoo; Leighow; Sharon W (GOV)

Cc: Todd

Subject: Re: Bristol Re: channel 13 tonight

Sounds good thanks

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-----Original Message-----
From : " Hughes, Rosanne D (GOV)"

Date: The, 22 Apr 2008 15:45:06

To:ExternalEmailgsp ,K Perry Yahoo ,"Leighow,

Sharon W (GOV)"

Cc: Todd

Subject: RE: Bristol Re: channel 13 tonight

From talking to Sharon, she is pretty confident that Sheila could do it in an effective manner. I agree.

Rosanne Hughes
Press Secretary and Communications Director
(907) 269-7450
-----Original Message-----
From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com (mailto:gov.sarah@yahoo.com]

Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:41 PM

To: Hughes, Rosanne D (GOV); K Perry Yahoo; Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)

Cc: Todd

Subject: Re: Bristol Re: channel 13 tonight

That helps anyway. Thanks. She can handle it light-heartidly, knowing her column... and maybe it would go a long way. I wish I could shame people into ceasing such gossip about a teen , but can't figure out how to do that. }

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One
-----Original Message-----
From: "Hughes, Rosanne D (GOV)"

Date: The, 22 Apr 2008 15:04:36

To: ExternalEmailgsp ,K Perry Yahoo ,"Leighow,

Sharon W (GOV)"

Cc: Todd

Subject : RE: Bristol Re: channel 13 tonight

If we're going to do anything else on this, the only place I would recommend is in Sheila Toomey's column.

Rosanne Hughes
Press Secretary and Communications Director
(907) 269-7450
-----Original Message-----
From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com [mailto:gov.sarah@yahoo.com)

Sent : Tuesday, April 22, 2008 2:55 PM

To: K Perry Yahoo; Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)

Cc: Hughes, Rosanne D (GOV); Todd

Subject: Re: Bristol Re: channel 13 tonight

Holy moly. Good.

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular one
-----Original Message-----
From : Kris Perry

Date : The, 22 Apr 2008 15:47:48

To:Sharon Leighow , gov.sarah@yahoo.com

Cc:Rosanne Hughes , Todd

Subject: Re: Bristol Re: channel 13 tonight

Am I hearing right on Fagan?. He is disspelling rumors about Trig and chastising hate mongers. Wow. Said the Governor's office is flooded with calls about rumors.

--- On Tue, 4/22/08, gov.sarah@yahoo.com wrote:

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com

Subject: Bristol Re: channel 13 tonight

To: "Sharon Leighow"

Cc: "Rosanne Hughes" , "Todd" , "K Perry
Yahoo"

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 2:12 PM

Hate to pick at this one again, but have heard three different times today the rumor again the Bristol is pregnant or had this baby. Even at Trig' s doc appt this morning his doc said that's out there (hopefully NOT in their medical community-world, but it's out there). Bristol called again this afternoon asking if there's anything we can do to stop this, as she received two girlfriend-type calls today asking if it were true.

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One

Ignatz

I loved this from your link narciso;

While terrorism in the U.S has been synonymous with Al Qaeda, for most of this country’s history, domestic white supremacist organizations like the Klu Klux Klan were the greatest terrorism threat. Some believe they still may be today. Today, In Mississippi, the trial begins of Edgar Ray Killen in connection to the murder of three civil rights workers 41 years ago. Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney—were shot dead allegedly by the Ku Klux Klan. And in Washington, the Senate is scheduled to vote today on a resolution to apologize for its failure to enact anti-lynching legislation. An estimated 4,700 people—mostly African-Americans—were lynched between 1882 and 1968.

As evidence that white supremacists are the primary terror threat "today" Amy "Bonehead" Goodman cites a trial for murders that occurred 41 years ago and statistics for crimes occurring between 129 and 43 years ago.
Brilliant.

Rick Ballard

I'm with Clarice concerning trash but this:

Some of the most notable changes apply to the lowest category of investigations, called an “assessment.” The category, created in December 2008, allows agents to look into people and organizations “proactively” and without firm evidence for suspecting criminal or terrorist activity.

Under current rules, agents must open such an inquiry before they can search for information about a person in a commercial or law enforcement database. Under the new rules, agents will be allowed to search such databases without making a record about their decision.

doesn't appear to be trash to me. Would email accounts constitute a commercial database? If not, why not? Were ex-Stasi agents hired to develop the "rules"?

Extraneus

Btw, lest anyone think otherwise, she was far from preoccupied with that Bristol/Trig stuff.

On the same day as that note I posted above, 4/22/08, she was working on a health care op-ed, doing a related media interview, offering to meet with G. Gordon Liddy during a trip on energy in Alaska, deciding whether to spend $2M to repair an Anchorage pool, working on a way to suspend state gasoline tax for the summer ("When we bought the Jetta it cost $22 to fuel up. Now it's over $50. Ivy- who in state top brass could look into this?"), poking one of her underlings on whether he got a certain letter finished yet, and receiving dozens of gifts after the birth of her son.

That's just based on the notes she sent out, not the many more that she received.

Extraneus
From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com

Sent: Monday, April 14, 2008 10:59 AM

To: Tibbles; Michael A (GOV); Kelly; Russell T (GOV); Rowland; Mindy B (GOV)

Cc: Rehfeld; Karen J (GOV)

Subject: Meyer

He, again, sort of knows how to blow it, eh? Again telling the press I did not ever give a target number, thus intimating it's the Gov's office fault the budget grew outrageously, "communication breakdowns", etc.

Weak. Amazing how much faith is/was put into Meyer through all this, yet he isn't the type to want to be held accountable, just as we found out last year. Surely he knows his budget isn't going to stay un-touched? Pis make sure you "communicate" that to him.

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One

"Intimating"? Wow, governor. I didn't know they had a built-in thesaurus on the 2008 BackBerry.

narciso

You know the fact, they didn't have a flag on anyone communicating with Awlaki, who by that time, had as much a reputation in 2009, as Bin Laden had in '98, really makes me wonder
what kind of a clue, they can even buy.

jimmyk

Interesting, Rick. Remember how crazed the left was over rumors (which I think turned out to be untrue) about the government looking at library activity? Of course they were happy to reveal Bork's video rentals.

centralcal

CNN is hosting tonight's Republican date and I have to question the idea of simultaneously broadcasting (via a big screen) Twitter and Facebook comments that the audience and the candidates can see. Additionally, John King will "monitor" them and incorporate some of them into his questions.

My gawd, why do Republicans fall into the trap of MFM debates? Can you imagine how many Cleo's there will be spamming Twitter and Facebook for this wonderful opportunity?

centralcal

well, my typing sucks this morning. date s/b debate!

daddy

Ext,

It is interesting to me to see Sarah in these e-mails referring to Dan Fagan often, especially in regards to Lyda Green. That tells me that my perception was correct about his supposed influence in the State, and I now feel that all the times I clobbered you guys with rants about him and his talk show here at JOM were worthwhile to have commented on.

Population- wise we are such a small state that he really did have an extraordinarily big microphone when compared to you big States and large cities. Makes me proud to have been screamed at by Fagan and tossed off his show once for calling in and criticizing him for reading a MoDo column as legitimate media criticism of Palin:)

narciso

We know what mean, CC, their 'learning curve' is an Immelman , they have learned nothing
in the last four years

MayBee

CNN is hosting tonight's Republican date and I have to question the idea of simultaneously broadcasting (via a big screen) Twitter and Facebook comments that the audience and the candidates can see

Why do news outlets fall into the trap of thinking what people say on Twitter and Facebook is necessarily interesting or insightful?

Why not just let the audience shout out random thoughts?

Ignatz

--their 'learning curve' is an Immelman--

Heh.

MayBee

I mean, who watches a presidential debate to find out what @kittykatlulz thinks of Tim Pawlenty?

Extraneus
From: Irwin, Tom E (DNR) [/O=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=TEIRWIN]

Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2008 11:58 AM

To: 'gov.sarah@yahoo.com'

Subject: Re: Baby

I read the attached letter, unashamed with tears in my eyes. I am so appreciative that you would share it with me.

I agree our Father is so good! And I have absolutely no doubt that we can't even imagine the great things he has planned through the wonderful gift of Trig. Be encouraged :) it has already started. The world has already seen obedience to God's laws through you and Todd. Not common but so very needed. That alone is an immeasurable witness. Wow, the example to the youth of our state and I predict our country! God will use that obedience alone in a mighty way, but that is only the start. After seeing what has happened over the last few years I just can't wait to see all that is going to happen. Thank you Father in Jesus name for a wonderful boy named Trig. Thanks ahead of time for the blessings you have for him and the blessings he will bring to this world.

Ps. Mom sure hope I get to hold your new baby one of these days. Tom

----- Original Message -----

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com

To: Irwin, Tom E (DNR)

Sent; Sat Apr 19 07:58:52 2008

Subject: Fw: Baby

Hi Tom! Thanks for the beautiful "congrats" emails. I am so glad to know Trig shares a birthday with Marci... I knew we'd hear of someone sharing April 18, and I'm so glad it's with a special person via her awesome Dad - you. Thank you!

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One

-----Original Message-----

From: Sarah Palin

Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 14:17:11

To:gov.sarah@yahoo.com

Cc:gov.palin@yahoo.com

Subject: Baby

To the Sisters, Brother, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and Friends of Trig Paxson Van Palin (or whatever you end up naming him!):

I am blessing you with this surprise baby because I only want the best for you. I've heard your prayers that this baby will be happy and healthy, and I've answered them because I only want the best for you!

I heard your heart when you hinted that another boy would fit best in the Palin family, to round it out and complete that starting five line-up. Though another girl would be so nice, you didn't think you could ask for what you REALLY wanted, but I knew, so I gave you a boy because I only want the best for you!

Then, I put the idea in your hearts that his name should be "Trig", because it's so fitting, with two Norse meanings: "True" and "Brave Victory". You also have a Bristol Bay relative with that name, so I knew it would be best for you!

Then, I let Trig's mom have an exceptionally comfortable pregnancy so she could enjoy every minute of it, and I even seemed to rush it along so she could wait until near the end to surprise you with the news - that way Piper wouldn't have so long to wait and count down so many days - just like Christmastime when you have to wait, impatiently, for that special day to finally open your gift? (Or the way the Palins look forward to birthday
celebrations that go on for three, four days... you all really like cake .) I know you, I knew you'd be better off with just a short time to wait!

Then, finally, I let Trig's mom and dad find out before he was born that this little boy will truly be a GIFT. They were told in early tests that Trig may provide more challenges, and more joy, than what they ever may have imagined or ever asked for. At first the news seemed unreal and sad and confusing . But I gave Trig' s mom and dad lots of time to think about it because they needed lots of time to understand that everything will be OK, in fact, everything will be great, because I only want the best for you!

I've given Trig's mom and dad peace and joy as they wait to meet their new son. I gave them a happy anticipation because they asked me for that. I'll give all of you the same happy anticipation and strength to deal with Trig's challenges, but I won't impose on you...

I just need to know you want to receive my offer to be with all of you and help you everyday to make Trig's life a great one.

This new person in your life can help everyone put things in perspective and bind us together and get everyone focused on what really matters . The baby will expand your world and let you see and feel things you haven't experienced yet. He'll show you what "true, brave victory" really means as those who love him will think less about self and focus less on what the world tells you is "normal" or "perfect". You will grow and be blessed with greater understanding that will be born along with Trig.

Trig will be his dad's little buddy and he'll wear Carhartts while he learns to tinker in the garage. He'll love to be read to, he'll want to play goalie, and he'll steal his mom's heart just like Track, Bristol, Willow and Piper did. And Trig will be the cuddly, innocent, mischievous, dependent little brother that his siblings have been waiting for in fact Trig will - in some diagnostic ways - always be a mischievous, dependent little brother, because I created him a bit different than a lot of babies born into this world today.

Every child is created special, with awesome purpose and amazing potential. Children are the most precious and promising ingredient in this mixed up world you live in down there on earth. Trig is no different, except he has one extra chromosome. Doctors call it "Down's Syndrome", and Downs kids have challenges, but can bring you much delight and more love than you can ever imagine! Just wait and see, let me prove this, because I only want the best for you!

Some of the rest of the world may not want him, but take comfort in that because the world will not compete for him. Take care of him and he will always be yours!

Trig's mom and dad don't want people to focus on the baby's extra chromosome. They're human, so they haven't known how to explain this to people who are so caring and are interested in this new little Alaskan. Sarah and Todd want people to share in the joy of this gift I'm giving to the Palin family, and the greater Alaska family. Many people won't understand... and I understand that. Some will think Trig should not be allowed to be born because they fear a Downs child won't be considered "perfect" in your world. (But tell me, what do you earthlings consider "perfect" or even "normal" anyway? Have you peeked down any grocery store isle, or school hallway, or into your office lunchroom lately? Or considered the odd celebrities you celebrate as "perfect" on t.v.? Have you noticed I make `em all shapes and sizes? Believe me ,, there is no "perfect"!)

Many people will express sympathy, but you don't want or need that, because Trig will be a joy. You will have to trust me on this.

I know it will take time to grasp this and come to accept that I only want the best for you, and I only give my best. Remember though: "My ways are not your ways, my thoughts are not your thoughts... for as the heavens are higher than the earth, my ways are higher than yours!"

I wrote that all down for you in the Good Book ! Look it up! You claim that you believe me - now it's time to live out that belief!

Please look to me as this new challenge and chapter of life unfolds in front of you. I promise to equip you. I won't give you anything you can't handle. I am answering your prayers. Trig can't wait to meet you. I'm giving you ONLY THE BEST!

Love,

Trig's Creator , Your Heavenly Father

centralcal

Why do news outlets fall into the trap...

Totally disagree with you MayBee that the media is "falling into" any trap, but rather they are calculatedly hoping and wishing to "set" a trap.

Perhaps, a news show such as Special Report that has a follow-up webcast segment where they take instant comments is a nice way to interact with their audience, but for a political debate this is utter nonsense.

Rick Ballard

jimmyk,

I use Mark Felt and Patrick Fitzgerald as my markers regarding professionalism and ethics regarding the FBI and DoJ and the idea that some FBI/DoJ schlub can rummage at will without even documenting the fact that he's rummaging is somewhat less than comforting. Considering that 'my people' Holder is currently at the top of the dung heap doesn't help but I wouldn't care if the AG were sporting a halo.

This just screams for an oversight hearing in the House, with Mueller in the hot seat until this garbage is removed.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

I got a message from Larry lynn too Clarice. I ignored it. I can never remember my passwords for my facebooks so I tend to ignore everything.

narciso

What as that FBI agent in the Plame case, that conveniently lost his notes?

anduril

Would email accounts constitute a commercial database? If not, why not?

Let's see. I suppose if I offered my email account for sale it might be considered a commercial database. I'm trying to imagine the circumstances in which the FBI would pay for access to my email account. It's difficult.

Is there no end to the stupidity that people will publish on the internet?

References:

Appeals court: warrant [as opposed to court order] required before Feds can read e-mail

http://www.fbi.gov/foia/privacy-impact-assessments/routine-databases

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/743853/posts

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

Was it Eckenrode? Or Ecken-something

Clarice

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 22% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18.

In Washington State Gregoire is not going to run again. They'll just have to find another loony Dem to take her place, I guess.

Clarice

Scientists have found a simple way to create brain cells out of skin cells according to one report today. There may be hope for the world after all.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

Did you see this Mel?

The company that owns Chicago’s two largest futures exchanges is thinking about moving operations out of state to flee oppressive business taxes.

Clarice

Eckenrode was his name-o

narciso

Yeah that's the one, Jane,

MayBee

but for a political debate this is utter nonsense.

Absolutely agree.

Clarice

Almst as good as letting Gwen Ifill do the questioning when she had a book in the oven kissing Obama's rearend.
Or the League of (Democratic) Women Voters pick the format and moderators.

I say again, Let them pick major issues. Give each candidate 10 minutes and 5 for rebuttal and let the moderator be no more than a timekeeper. I will not watch this garbage pretend debate stuff.

Rick Ballard

Let's not forget that FBI agent Bond was rather instrumental in skewing interpreting her notes re interviews with Libby to his detriment.

Rick Ballard

Sorry.

Clarice

And then there's the FBI role in the Stevens prosecution, or is my memory failing me yet again?

Janet

. I can never remember my passwords for my facebooks so I tend to ignore everything.

You can just remove those posts from your page by scrolling on the right side of the post & clicking on the x that appears.
I think it is just part of a Facebook "game" where FB prompts random questions about your linked friends. FB then notifies the "friend" of your answers. I don't mess with any FB "games", but I've gotten those notices from other people...it isn't bad or anything.

Rick Ballard

Only 37 striking posts before the page turns.

Danube of Thought

Will Casey Anthony get the needle?

Ignatz

Just ask Ted Stevens about how trustworthy the FBI and DOJ are.
Oh yeah, you can't cause he died with his name blackened by them.

Ignatz

--Only 37 striking posts before the page turns.--

Not in IE or Firefox 4. Whatchu usin?

pagar

These people don't want to waste their time going thru your garbage. They want to go thru your property.

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?singlepost=2584740

"City Government Demands Keys to all Commercial Properties."/b>

It's about JOBS!!!!!!!!!!

Dumpster diving for Republican support for jobs.

Gandelman;


WASHINGTON — Welcome to the miserable world of no-way-out politics.

The economy needs another jolt, but Congress is in gridlock. Democrats, or most of them, realize that their political futures and the well-being of millions of households hang on whether unemployment can be brought down. Yet Republicans have the capacity to block even the smallest steps forward.

Here’s what the Democrats’ agony looks like from the inside. Last Thursday, Senate Democrats devoted their weekly policy lunch to a simple question: What proposals to spur job-creation have any chance of passing Congress, given Republican control of the House and the effective veto power the GOP has in a Senate where a simple majority no longer rules?

The agenda was organized by Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York. He doesn’t need a pollster to tell him that jobs are his party’s make-or-break issue.

“The voters gave us two mandates in 2010, not one,” he said in an interview. “They told us we should reduce the deficit and get rid of wasteful spending. We ignore that at our peril. But they also told us to create jobs, grow the economy and help the middle class stretch their paychecks.” Washington, Schumer says, is ignoring the second instruction.

The senators concluded that the only stimulative measures with any chance of getting Republican votes involve tax cuts. That’s why you’re hearing a lot of talk about extending the payroll tax cut another year, and perhaps extending it to the part of the tax that employers pay.

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fixed?

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

I want this on the record, even if it is a bold crossed out record:

I REMEMBERED SOMETHING NARCISO FORGOT.

How cool is that!

(I know caps are a sign of mental illness)

centralcal

Golly, poor Rick - strikethrough demons and now bold demons for his browser!

Peddle your little manure cart to next stop

"Goodman cites a trial for murders that occurred 41 years ago"

Yes, and justice is not bound by any calendar.

Or would you have given OBL a pass since his attack on US was years ago, Cisco?

You wear your aegis of dishonesty with pride.

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LA Times: Sarah Palin's letter from God

(Same thing I posted above, but this time from the MSM.)

centralcal

Breaking News tweets that Hillary is cutting short her Africa trip due to volcanic eruption in the area.

Huma must have seen some more photos of her hubby.

Guess she will be home before Wednesday? A. Weiner is supposedly waiting for her return to decide what to do, what do do.

Old Lurker

Go to Pagar's 12:25 LUN and try not to trip over your open jaw.

We are so screwed.

Rob Crawford

We are so screwed.

Yep. That's why we have to elect another Harvard-educated socialist to the White House!

(Obama or Romney -- either one gets us to the same place.)

susieq

" Sarah Palin's letter from God"

That's so sweet.

PD

Why do news outlets fall into the trap of thinking what people say on Twitter and Facebook is necessarily interesting or insightful?

I suspect they're just trying to show how hip they are.

For this year's Women's NCAA, ESPN actually had a babe at the sideline table with a laptop who was monitoring the Twitter feed for fan comments. I forget what they called her, it was something like "social media consultant." They'd cut to her now and then and she'd read off insightful, exciting, and dramatic comments from fans.

Stuff like "Wow, that defense is so good!" or "I'm liking this game!"

What a joke.

PD

Yes, and justice is not bound by any calendar.

The issue is about presenting current evidence for allegations of current crime.

There's a post back up the thread about stem cells you might be interested in.

Melinda Romanoff

Jane-

Yes.

The sale and lease back of the building is a more pressing concern. It got them in trouble before.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

I want this on the record, even if it is a bold crossed out record:

I REMEMBERED SOMETHING NARCISO FORGOT.

How cool is that!

(I know caps are a sign of mental illness)

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Politics and birthday cakes.

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com

Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 10:24 AM

To: Ivy personal; K Perry Yahoo; Frank Bailey; Todd; Jollie; Tara L (CED); Mason; Janice L
(GOV); Fagerstrom; Erika (GOV); Kerm Ketchum

Subject: Re: press conf and Tonight

I'm a'watchin'. They sound like anti- conservatives , big time.

Also, tonight- pis come over while Kerm and Tara are in town. 6:00-ish? And for the second time Piper will share bday cake with all of us, but she'll be in a good mood this time.

I gave Erika a head's up that I'm having folks over at 6. (Pip may be able to invite a couple of her classmates over at that time too.)

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One

-----Original Message-----

From : Ivy Frye

Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 11:15:13

To:Sarah Palin , Kris
Perry , Frank Bailey
, Todd Palin

Subject: press conf

Are you guys listening to the senate press conf? Stedman/Hoffma are getting drilled by Gregg Erickson. "Would it be accurate to say the Senate Bi-Partisan Working Group doesn't have an overall spending plan?" All Stedman and Hoffman can say is they've saved more in 08 than in state history. Alright, but what's your SPENDING Plan???

HOLOCAUST DENIER

"The issue is about presenting current evidence for allegations of current crime."

Yeah, there is no threat from white supremacy groups,

narciso

When people kill innocents whether it's Paul Hill, or Rudolph, or favorite Gleenwald client
Matt Hale, I don't hesitate to insist that they hang, but they are not the real problem
at this time.

Rob Crawford

Would someone please put 'cleo out of our misery?

matt

greetings all, just a drive by as I get back into the groove at work. Survived 10 days in China with the progeny. An amazing trip and great opportunity to bond more closely with them.

Offered them the greatest hits on a platter and am hoping one of them takes up the challenge. It is an amazing time and place in history and the depth and breadth of opportunity is almost incomprehensible.

While many Americans get lost in Twitter and other irrelevant media, relevance is being defined elsewhere.

The clown in chief is visiting one of our customers in NC today to push his green jobs agenda. That same company is gearing up production of LED lighting not in this country, but in China and Taiwan already. His attempts at industrial policy are pitiable.

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From: Dtwss@aol.com [mailto:Dtwss@aol.com]

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 11:13 PM

To: Palin, Sarah H (GOV)

Subject: Trig

Congratulations, on the birth of your son. I am sorry to hear that he has Down syndrome. I know that you are learning all you can about Down syndrome. I would like to give you some information that may be helpful to you. My grandson (6 years old) was born with a rare condition called hirschsprung's. Alot of children with Down syndrome also have hirschsprung 's. There were several things the doctors did not tell us and we had to learn the hard way. If your son has already been diagnosed with hirschsprung's or has problems with constipation or vomiting , you should get him tested . If he does have this problem, and you would like to know what the doctors didn't tell us, please e-mail at dtwss@aol.com. DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THIS IS CORRECTED BY A SIMPLE OPERATION, there is more to it. I will be praying for your family. May God bless you and your family.

Ignatz

--Go to Pagar's 12:25 LUN and try not to trip over your open jaw.

We are so screwed.--

First, I'm doubtful most of these can't be cured by redoing the paperwork either by reconstruction or affidavit.
Second, as the BK dude in the comments points out, for those unable to be remedied through paperwork, without a note the lenders still have an unsecured claim through the mortgage for the same amount as the note. For states with a large property exemption I guess some people will save their house but for everybody else it's frying pan or fire.
Without a big RE exemption they will be going from walking away from a mortgage to being forced into bankruptcy.

Danube of Thought

justice is not bound by any calendar.

No, but "today" is, you dumb shit: "...for most of this country’s history, domestic white supremacist organizations like the Klu Klux Klan were the greatest terrorism threat. Some believe they still may be today."

For which proposition the most recent evidence cited was over forty years old.

Ignatz

--"Goodman cites a trial for murders that occurred 41 years ago"

Yes, and justice is not bound by any calendar.

Or would you have given OBL a pass since his attack on US was years ago, Cisco?

You wear your aegis of dishonesty with pride.--

First, dope, that was my quote not narciso's.
Second, Bonehead Goodman's assertion was that many think white supremacists currently constitute a greater threat than Islamic terrorists and the only supporting evidence she provided was for crimes from 129-41 years ago.
Even you must have sufficient synapses left to acknowledge the fundamental confused stupidity and dishonesty of her claim, it's just the honesty and integrity to do so that you apparently lack.

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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com

Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 5:46 PM

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV)

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV); Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Hughes; Rosanne D (GOV)

Subject: Re: Fox News Glenn beck tomorrow - polar bears

Pls see if any of these wk on the sched and strategize w kayz, denby, etc re: whether or not to do.

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One
-----Original Message-----
From: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)"

Date : Tue, 27 May 2008 10:54:06

To:gov.sarah@yahoo.com

Cc:"Mason, Janice L (GOV)" ,"Perry , Kristina Y (GOV)"
,"Hughes, Rosanne D (GOV )"

Subject: Fox News Glenn beck tomorrow - polar bears

Governor-
Fox News would like a 3 minute interview with you tomorrow on polar bears. It would be in the 12 p.m. hour with Neil Cavuto via phone.

Glenn Beck would like an in studio interview ( KAKM studios ) on polar bears as well. This would last up to 7 minutes.

Please let me know - we will have talking. points ready

Sharon Leighow
Deputy Press Secretary
Deputy Communications Director

Effluent seems poetic til you know what it means

"For which proposition the most recent evidence cited was over forty years old."

Did you notice it was mentioned because there is a trial that has been overdue by 4 decades, maroon?

Try getting the the bottle glasses your Dr. recommends,
you corn-fed conservative trial lawyeThen maybe you can see the surge in membership over the past 3 years.

I wonder if that has anything to do with having a black President.

Try that thingy called Google. Then take your correspondence school degree and wipe the greasy scowl off your mug.

Jim Miller

Daddy - You actually got tossed off the air by this Alaska talk show host?

Details, please.

(In my experience, the best talk show hosts almost never toss anyone off the air. They often look forward to people who disagree because they can use that disagreement to make their own points.)

al asad


The palpable sweat forming on the dogs of war drips like Chinese water torture. They know the legacy of their wrongheaded Nation Building will hound them to Baskerville Hell for at least 40 years of political exile
on a figurative island, Elba.

Posted by: Al Asad at July 25, 2007 12:20 AMM

Danube of Thought

Did you notice it was mentioned because there is a trial that has been overdue by 4 decades

I believe this dimwitted chap actually believes that this is evidence of a threat posed by white supremacists today.

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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com

Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 7:24 AM

To: Rehfeld; Karen J (GOV); Rutherford; Marty K (DNR)

Cc: Goode; Kelly C (GOV); Nizich; Michael A (GOV); Perry; Kristina Y (GOV)

Subject: Approp

Forgot to ask yesterday - is the approp bill REQUIRED at this time, early in sp session? Recognizing we are estimating costs and what it is the gasline will need (trained workforce, infrastructure, etc) are we premature on any line items in the bill but the actual AGIA matching certification funds?

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One

Janet

I copied & saved that "letter from God" email from Sarah Palin. It is so lovely.
The creepiness & low character of most of the politicians, newspeople, & entertainers today makes me starved for things like that email. Simple, nice, good, honorable...are SO underrated. I can hardly read the news anymore...

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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com

Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 8:13 PM

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV)

Cc: Todd; Leighow; Sharon W (GOV)

Subject: Re: People Magazine

12th then?

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One
-----Original Message-----
From: "Mason, Janice L (GOV)"

Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 15:41:26

To:Sarah Palin

Cc:Todd ,"Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)"

Subject: People Magazine

Governor - People Magazine is sending up photographer, make-up artist for pictures and would like to come out to your home in Wasilla. They would like to include the family in the photo shoot. They will need to travel up and so would like us to be able to give them a date. They were looking at June 13 but you may be in Fairbanks on that date. They are willing to come up and do this on a weekend even. Thanks, Janice

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