May 28th 2010 4:47PM Personally, I have never heard of most of the musicians that are boycotting Arizona. I think they are just grandstanding for the free publicity that they are getting. Like many of the entertainment field, they just want to jump on the band wagon and really have no idea about the real problems caused by the illegal aliens. We should guard all of our borders, however I don't think the Canadians are trying to get away from their country, but other people from other countries do use the Canadian border to cross to the USA illegally. The musicians listed in the article will never get a dime of my money and I personally think Arizona is better off without them. Perhaps they will also boycott Texas, we don't need them either! I would greatly appreciate it if our own governor had the where with all and the normal male anatomy that Texas "good ole boys" generally refer to in order to pass the same bill in Texas! I have many Hispanic friends (all legal) and they feel the same way as I do. They are taxpaying citizens and don't want their money going to support people that have no intention of being a productive citizen. It is time to close the American borders to all who try to cross illegally or my generation is going to be the last that will be able to afford our "Golden Years". Those of you that are wanting to give this country away need to stop and think, just exactly what are you going to do when there is no more Social Security, Medicare and retirement plans. Just how will you and the illegal aliens live then? Wake up! It is not going to affect me as much as it is going to affect you, I will thankfully be dead and gone when you finally hand over the keys and turn out the lights! For your own sake you really need to grow up and think about what is going to happen to you when there are no more social services to fall back on, by then your parents will be gone and everyone else that might help you survive. You are being detrimental to your own well being. All I can say for you is good luck, because this life isn't easy and you are about to make it a whole lot harder for yourselves. How many of you have been told some consequence will happen if you continue doing what you are doing and sure enough it did happen? Well, you have been warned once again are you willing to live with the consequences of your actions or lack of actions? Because after it happens it will be too late, I promise you, that you can't go back, if you don't listen now and do something about it your way of life will drastically change for the worse no matter how much money you have access to right now, it will change! Good Luck!
Mar 2nd 2010 11:20AM Boy are you people slow with the news. Pics of this boat (inside and out) circulated the Internet last week! It is loaded with anything you could possibly want! It is a floating dream home!
Sep 3rd 2008 7:53PM Sarah Palin is the US's answer to Margaret Thatcher! Anyone who thinks she cannot handle the job or deal briskly and efficiently with ANY issue, including foreign governments well, they haven't met our Sarah .
As an Alaskan resident as well as a resident of Wasilla, AK, where Sarah Palin was at one time Mayor I can speak with confidence. Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska is exactly what she portrayed during her introduction this morning and exactly what our US Government needs. She is ethical to a fault (if there is such a thing), a refreshing change to the status-quo and as smart and determined a PERSON (gender really isn't an issue here as far as I'm concerned) as anyone could ask for at the head of government.
Sarah is no naïve small town mayor she just *started out* there. Btw, as Mayor of Wasilla, she brought this small town through a lot of GOOD changes and left it at the end of her term having grown to the 4th largest CITY in Alaska a lot of growth and a stronger economic base than ever before.
She has EXECUTIVE experience *running a government* (something NONE of the other candidates can actually boast, even John McCain) as Governor of Alaska and got there by defeating the *incumbent* Republican Governor, who was definitely part of the old school and who WAS very much in the pocket of the big oil companies. We in Alaska wanted change and we got it in the person of Sarah Palin!
Sarah Palin is everything she looks to be and more. Her approval rating as Governor of Alaska has been as high as 95% and is currently leveled out consistently in the upper 80 percentile throughout the state (and in both parties) - the HIGHEST approval rating of ANY sitting Governor.
Sarah has been turning around corruption in the Legislature of Alaska - turning things on their ear for that matter; cutting spending in spite of the increased income the state is currently receiving due to the high oil prices - she has insisted on putting a huge amount of the "windfall" into savings for the future rather than spending, spending, spending - and has insisted from the get-go on what she refers to as "honest, ethical and transparent governing" - no more closed door meetings and dealings - the big oil companies thought she would be a pushover and have learned better to their chagrin.
She understands the "real people" and the economic issues we all face (Alaskans along with the rest of the country) - she was one of "us" not long ago. Rather than passing useless "laws" or throwing money at pet projects, she (most recently) temporarily suspended the state gas tax (on gasoline at the pumps, fuel oil and natural gas for homes, etc.) and has ordered checks issued to ALL residents of Alaska this fall in an attempt to assist with the burden of high fuel costs for the upcoming winter. I could go on and on, but that's enough for now . She isn't doing these things to be popular she is doing it because her constituents are HURTING financially and she can help.
She became Governor of Alaska by defeating the Incumbent Republican Governor and doing it *without* the money or the support of the Republican Party, which was amazing in itself - and she won by a landslide. The "powers that be" at that time totally underestimated Sarah and learned better the hard way. She has done exactly what she claimed she was going to do and is just as popular today as the day she was elected - perhaps more so since even the Democrats up here seem to like her - she works well with both sides in the Legislature here.
Sarah "belongs" to us (Alaskans) ... and although we are going to be terribly sorry to see her leave before she finishes the job she started here (two years ago) straightening out OUR State ... we understand she is needed for a bigger purpose and hopefully her Lt. Governor will be able to fill her shoes here and continue the job.
As for worrying about what would happen if McCain were to die or step down or whatever ... Theta, up here in AK we've only been wondering how long we would be able to KEEP Sarah in Alaska and have seen her as our first woman President of the USA from the start. It's always been a matter of whether she would wait until the end of her TWO terms as Governor (no doubt at ALL that she would be re-elected if she ran for a second term at the end of her current term) ... or end up in Washington sooner. She could do the job TODAY.
Personally, I feel a lot better about McCain now that I know he has someone as savvy, as strong, as ethical and as steady as Sarah at his back. She will be an excellent Vice President ... and my guess is will be our US Republican Presidential candidate in four years - AND by then the country will KNOW her will love and respect her as we do here - and she'll win by as much of a landslide as she did here in Alaska. I only wonder if McCain has a clue what he is unleashing on the US of A . She is going to be a fresh wind, but also a strong wind.
Is that enough of an endorsement? If not, I'll add this ... Jerry and I have for many years felt the best "vote" was to vote for the lesser of two "evils" and hope they didn't do too much damage. Two years ago during our State Governor's race was the first time EVER that we actually asked for not just a little sign to put in our yard showing our support of our candidate (something we've never felt the desire to do at all before) - we asked for a full 4' x 8' "SARAH PALIN FOR GOVERNOR!" sign and were proud to have it. She hasn't let us or Alaska down. She will do the same for the USA if given the opportunity.
Mar 5th 2008 11:39PM India,
The name that caused the contriversy isn't Obama it was his middle name which is Hussine (I'm not sure of the spelling) But it isn't like he changed his name to that, he had no control over what his parents named him. It just happened to be the same as the former Iraque dictator. The name thing is just BS and should be ignored. The names you object to are also given to the children by their parents, it is black people that had ancestors that were slaves that are using those names, the other colors of people that reside in this country are not naming the black children, their own parents are!
Mar 5th 2008 5:46PM Personally, I do not want a menapausal woman, with the mood swings that causes in the White House with her finger on neculear weapons! A woman would be a good choice only if she is past menapause. There is just too much that goes on during that time and Hillary has already proven she has the mood swings with her crying one minute and laughing the next and near histerics the next. Besides the way she treats the people around her and the way she talks to them and the foul language she uses is not becoming to anyone and especially not becoming to a woman that wants to represent the United States. Somebody should have washed her mouth out with soap a long time ago!
Feb 25th 2008 4:56PM It concerns me that the women of this country will vote for Hillary only because she is a woman! They need to stop and think, "Do you really want a menopausal woman, that has already shown she has the mood swings, in the White House with her finger on neculear weapons?" If we are ever to have a woman president she needs to be past menopause and before you jump to conclusions, I am a woman and I have been through menopause and know how it effects a woman in every aspect of her life.