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~Merry Christmas~ Alaska Style

Hallelujah Chorus -Kuinerrarmiut Elitnaurviat 5th Grade – Quinhagak, Alaska

Wow!! Thank you for all for the wonderful comments. The village of Quinhagak is glowing because of them. The amount of views is mind blowing!! Considering this video was intended for an audience of about 200. As many of you have thought, the kids worked very hard on this project. They put in 10 hours of work shooting all the scenes (on a weekend nonetheless!!) I am very proud of them!

Thank you also for pointing out the apostrophes! I now have a very teachable moment once we start school again. One they will never forget!! I’m just glad I spelled “Hallelujah” correct.

Thank you on behalf of Quinhagak, Alaska!! Merry Christmas!!

Welcome to Quinhagak !

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The “Other” Palin

IRON DOG Begins !

H/T Rain at HillBuzz

You can meet the Davis/Palin Team here.

Good Luck to all the teams, stay safe !

Update:

Injury forces Davis-Palin team to drop out of Iron Dog

By MIKE CAMPBELL
mcampbell@adn.com

Published: February 22nd, 2010 02:07 PM
Last Modified: February 22nd, 2010 02:18 PM

A back injury to Scott Davis of Soldotna, the most experienced driver in the 27th Iron Dog snowmachine race, has forced him and partner Todd Palin to scratch at Puntilla Lake in the Alaska Range….

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Mt. Redoubt Erupts and HV forum members “are there”.

Thar she blows……as expected !

Webcam image from March 23, 2009. Courtesy AVO/USGS

Webcam image from March 23, 2009. Courtesy AVO/USGS

Great updates now appearing at Hillary’s Village with photos, webcams, videos and charts. They have been tracking Redoubt since her first January rumbles. Fascinating stuff and great discussions.

Also, you can check in directly with the Alaska Volcano Observatory for real time updates and other useful information, especially if you live near the ash range. Stay safe out there!

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Sarah Palin, Super Friend to the Girl Scouts and Awesome Cookie Seller

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From the Juneau Empire:

Gov. Sarah Palin meets with Juneau Girl Scouts to help sell cookies at Fred Meyer on Saturday. Last Sunday, two Girl Scouts were robbed by a masked assailant as they were leaving Fred Meyer with proceeds from their cookie sales. A 17-year-old suspect has been arrested for the crime. Juneau Fred Meyer Store Director Jaime San Miguel, on behalf of Fred Meyer, presented Girl Scout Troop 32 with a check for $800 to replace the money that was robbed. Fred Meyer also matched dollar for dollar all of the cookie sales for the time Gov. Palin helped the Girl Scouts at the store. The Girl Scouts sold 943 boxes of cookies for a grand total of $3772.

People.com also carried the story,

Alaska governor Sarah Palin strode through the produce section of Juneau’s Fred Meyer supermarket Saturday morning, smiling and waving with an entourage of youngsters in tow.

“These are my children, Willow, Piper and [11-month-old] Trig,” Palin told an excited group of Girl Scouts. Then Palin, 45, motioned to a baby bundled in a hoodie, held and bottle-fed by Piper. “And this is my grandbaby Tripp,” she said of the infant son of her daughter Bristol, 18.

“He’s only 2-months-old. It’s kind of surreal!,” she added.

Palin was taking a break from governing the nation’s largest state to help Juneau’s Girl Scout Troop 32 sell cookies after the group lost all for their previous proceeds in a robbery the week before. “I read about it in the newspaper and I said, ‘Well, me and the kids have an hour on Saturday, let’s go down and help,'” she explained. “This age is so precious.”

The People article also includes the obligatory update on Bristol, who was off at a charity event herself. Mom had all the kids with her!

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Obama rewards Troopergate Chairman

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Holly Robichaud of the Boston Herald blogs

Surprise. Surprise. President Barack Obama has done a nationwide search and appointed the Chairman of the Troopergate investigation as Director of Alaskan Affairs at the Interior Department. Is this a case of political payback for a smear job well done on Governor Sarah Palin??? Yes!

On March 2, 2009 State Senator Kim Elton, who was the Chairman of the Legislative Council investigating Troopergate, resigned to take an appointment at the Interior Department.

Maybe it is Elton who should be investigated for misuse of the Legislative Council.

….and she connects the dots brilliantly…..

Elton is a long-time friend of Pete Rouse, who was Senator Obama’s chief of staff and campaign advisor. (Rouse currently serves in the White House as a Senior Advisor.) According to CNN reports after Governor Sarah Palin was selected for the GOP ticket, the Obama campaign contacted the PSEA Union that represented Trooper Wooten and filed the phony complaint against her.

The connection between Elton and the Obama campaign should have served as a warning sign, but the liberal media wanted Palin’s scalp so they overlooked the relationship.

On several occasions Freedom of Information Requests were filed for emails, phone logs and other communications between the Obama campaign and Senator Elton. They were refused on the claim that FOIAs do not apply to legislators. Why not disclose all information in order to make the investigation legitimate? Because Elton had no intention of being impartial.

In fact, his investigation became so politically charged that 5 state legislators filed suit against the Chairman, Senator Hollis French, and the Democrats’ handpicked investigator, Stephen Branchflower.

….now the me$$y part….

In an attempt to restore impartiality to the proceedings, Alaska’s Speaker of the House, John Harris requested a special meeting with the Legislative Council, but his request was refused.

Elton continued on his witch hunt to destroy Palin by allowing the investigator to write the report before witnesses were even interviewed, misconstrue certain evidence and disregard evidence that was helpful to Palin.

Minutes after the Branchflower Report was publicly released, Elton told the Anchorage Daily News that perhaps people will know how to vote in November.

Furthermore, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, Senator Elton donated $2250 to the Obama campaign. Clearly, Elton was vested in the outcome of the Presidential race and played smear politics with Governor Palin’s reputation in order to help sway the election.

So much for Obama’s change politics. It is dirty politics as usual.

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Why does Ashley Judd hate caribou?

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Bagging a celebutard tag here. I love typing celebutard as much as I love wolves too Ms. Judd-without-a-clue. And since your story won’t go away (Google/People/glossies hate Sarah Palin as much as you and Defenders of Wildlife do, but they make more money, d’oh). Disclaimer, I’m a bunny and tree hugging advocate too, but unlike you, I do it for free. I guess that makes me a real compassionate earth loving Bambi hugging dork. Anyhoo…

For one thing, Alaska isn’t Hollyweird. And another thing, you didn’t do your homework, so you may want to fire your PR guy. But I digress, here, Ms. Judd are my suggestions for your next round of compassion:

Millions of Red Winged Blackbirds killed every year to save BIRD SEED crops!

Cormorants slaughtered to protect FISH FARMS !

Millibrazillions more of Canada Goose eggs will be squished or sprayed to save human lives on airliners and so golfers can enjoy their Sunday rounds once again.

All are perfectly legal actions. You owe Governor Palin an apology. Not because you disagree with her, but because you’re part of the problem, not the solution.

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No Doubt About Redoubt?

Thanks to this thread at Hillary’s Village which began on 01.29.09, it’s been an exciting week following the action through knowledgable posters, photos, graphs and musings (“if a watched pot never boils, you guys are doing Alaska a great favor!”) about one of Mother Earth’s most intriquing events. Here’s a peek at Mt. Redoubt’s last eruption, circa April 1990:
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Courtesy of the Alaska Volcano Observatory

….and the obligatory local news PANIC and Home Depot product placement via the AP:

Geologists say Alaska’s Mount Redoubt could erupt within days, the first time in 20 years. Nearby residents are preparing for a possible ash storm.(Jan. 29)

Whether you check in at Hillary’s Village, which I do, they ‘splain to Lucy better, or book mark the AVO link, keep the people of Alaska in your thoughts.

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