Posted June 9th, 2010 by impalin
All the buzz about the primary results in California, and across the country, tonight are about how this may yet be the “year of the woman,” but one thing comes across loud and clear from California: this is certainly the year of the corporations. As of June 8, the Republican nominee for Senate is Carly Fiorina whose name is synonymous with Hewlett Packard. And, in the governor’s corner is Meg Whitman, Madame E-Bay.
Jake Knotts’ ‘Raghead’ Remark: Nikki Haley, Obama Called Indian Slur By South Carolina State Senator
Posted June 4th, 2010 by impalin
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina lawmaker on Thursday called a Republican gubernatorial candidate of Indian descent a “raghead,” saying we have one in the White House, we don’t need one in the governor’s mansion. Republican state Sen. Jake Knotts later apologized for the slur, saying the remarks about President Barack Obama and state Rep. Nikki Haley were meant as a joke. They came on Internet political talk show, Pub Politics.
Posted June 2nd, 2010 by impalin
Sarah Palin shrugs off her disastrous endorsement yesterday with a fresh one today. Michigan could be tough for Democrats, but there is a race where it really depends on the candidate. And, if Ras is to be believed, Jack Conway is on a motherfreaking tear in the Bluegrass State. All this (and more!) in the evening edition (two in one day!) of the ole Wrap… U.S.
Posted May 22nd, 2010 by impalin
8:36 - Finally found the press area and am set up! Pretty low key so far with most people sitting and waiting and some milling around. Lines at the county register booths are very short. Only two groups handing out lit on the way in was a union group saying we should build more stuff and a Palestinian rights person. Also the Bennet campaign was giving away Krispy Kreme donuts - my decision yesterday cost me a donut! Romanoff & Bennet teams are both out in force. More Romanoff signs (by far) both outside and inside. A lot of people wearing Romanoff t-shirts.
Posted May 22nd, 2010 by impalin
Walter J. “Wally” Hickel (1919-2010), the colorful two-time Governor of Alaska and former U.S. Secretary of the Interior under Richard Nixon, had long declared that “I want to be buried standing up so I can fight for what I believe in forever.” He got his wish. At private services held earlier this week at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery, Hickel was buried vertically before family and close friends. Photographs of the services and the unique burial were taken by noted Alaska photographer Clark James Mishler.
Posted May 21st, 2010 by impalin
No, I am not in need of a calendar here. Tried to experiment with posting while on the road last night. Unsuccessful test, as it turned out. On the heels of Tuesday’s glories, was Thursday a great day for Democrats? Well…no…not really. The data is, to say the least, mixed. Also, there was at least one disappointing campaign decision made on Thursday. But, heck, when Sarah Palin is meddling in a statewide race, can it ever be a bad day on the Wrap?! THE U.S.
Posted May 18th, 2010 by impalin
The New York Times Book Review said that Howard Zinn’s bestseller, A People’s History of the United States should be “required reading for a new generation of students.” Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Arizona’s new law dispensing with ethnic studies programs would permit a teacher in that state to even assign Zinn’s book. You may recall, this past April Arizona foolishly passed a law requiring police officers to inquire about an individual’s immigration status.
Posted May 3rd, 2010 by impalin
Layne Gray isn’t your typical investigative journalist. Philanthropist and founder of Vivanista , her mission is to empower women to be better fundraisers, organizers and volunteers. Yet when she poked around, she discovered that billionaire Meg Whitman may not be walking her talk with her foundation. While Whitman’s campaign for Governor of California is rolling in the dough, spending reportedly $59 Million, her foundation, by comparison, has been largely dormant, with only a couple of questionable contributions.
Posted May 2nd, 2010 by impalin
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin–recently dubbed by Gabriel Sherman of New York Magazine as the “President of right-wing America” –and her Anchorage attorney Thomas Van Flein continue to deal in duplicity and fraud in response to findings issued by the Alaska Department of Law regarding Ethics Act complaints levied against Palin and her deceptively named Alaska Fund Trust.
Posted April 29th, 2010 by impalin
The following is most definitely NOT a transcript of President Obama’s monologue before the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night… Do we have any folks from Arizona here? Let me see your papers. *** Where’s Carl Levin? Carl. Who do you think you are…..Rahm? I guess I’ve got to teach you what I tell my kids. The “s” word’s a bad word. You just can’t go around using it in public. Use different words.