Monday, August 31, 2015

President Obama arrives in Alaska. Update!

So the President has landed here in Anchorage, and he is currently staying at the Captain Cook hotel only eight miles from where I am right now, and a place where I once spent the night in order to impress some woman I was dating.

I have been invited to a rally downtown tomorrow for the President but I think work is going to make that impossible.  (I know that most people think this is my job, but yeah not so much.)

As Anchorage prepares for the Commander-in-Chief there have been a few bumps, such as the fact that APD accidentally towed away a Secret Service vehicle.

But don't worry they put it back.

Apparently while up here the President will participate in one of our favorite Alaskan pastimes, appearing in a reality show: 

Obama will appear on a special episode of the NBC outdoor adventure show Running Wild with Bear Grylls, the network announced Monday in a news release. The president and the host will be trekking through the Alaskan wilderness. The episode, to be taped, will air on NBC later this year. It will highlight the effects of climate change in that area.

You know I bet that episode gets MUCH higher ratings than another short lived reality show featuring a politician that I can think of.

As previously reported the President will be here all the way through Wednesday of this week, and I am sure that he will be greeted warmly by most of my fellow Alaskans.

To be honest so long as he avoids the Mat-Su Valley and Fairbanks he will probably see mostly friendly faces.

Speaking of friendly faces, the President might also want to avoid going to Ohio anytime soon as they are in a real snit over his decision to officially rename our largest mountain by the name we have been calling it all along.

Apparently by doing that he has insulted Ohioans, disappointed Republicans, angered conservatives, and pissed in John Kasich's cornflakes.

Yeah Kasich kind of lost me there, but all I know is that it is none of his, the Republicans, or the people of Ohio's business what we call OUR mountain.

If they want to honor William McKinley so badly why don't they name one of THEIR mountains after him?

Oh that's right, they don't have any.

Update: Well Donald Trump just lost the Alaskan vote.

215 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:34 PM

    LMAO trust the APD to fuck it up and show the President the real Alaska.

    Made my day.

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    1. Anonymous4:44 PM

      As mine!

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    2. Anonymous6:04 PM

      President Obama probably got a big chuckle out of it. The APD group has goofed so many times throughout the years - to include the Palin brawl!

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    3. Anonymous6:31 PM

      So, the secret was well kept!

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    4. Anonymous7:14 PM

      I wish Donald Trump would just shut the hell up

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    5. Anonymous7:48 PM

      Great, guess who is on insta again, making freaky faces again with her Russian bff. It never ends.

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    6. Anonymous8:54 PM

      Dear Barstool,
      All pregnant women look fat and ugly. It goes with the territory. You are no different, bitch. Either abort the fucking brat or stfu. We don't care about you and don't want to look at you or stupid Tripp, trigg or any of your bastard babies

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    7. Anonymous9:23 PM

      I have to give the Palin girls credit at least they paid for their numerous plastic surgeries themselves and don't post the travel selfies all over the web advertising everything they do.

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    8. Anonymous10:19 PM

      @anon 9:23 pm

      LMAO!! SarahPac has paid for all of Bristles plastic surgery along with Sarah's, SarahPac as also paid for all the Palin trips.

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    9. Anonymous2:06 AM

      9;23 They should ask for their money back, whoever did their surgery is a HACK. Does Dr. Jack Meoff operate for free? Bristle's chin - eeekkk! $carah's mouth, with the disappearing top lip that can not move - eeekk !

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    10. Anonymous2:49 AM

      @ 9:23 PM:

      He doesn't need to advertise everything he does, you stupid asshole. He's a goddamn 2-term President of the United States and the most powerful man on the planet. He's kind of a big deal, so people listen when he speaks, and they pay attention to what he's doing.To compare him with Bristol "dumbass nobody" Palin is beyond laughable and proves how fucking insane you really are. And as much as I would LOVE to let you hang on to your little delusion that somehow Americans are angry that their President takes selfies with friends just like everyone else in the country, well, sorry buddy. Hate to break it to you, but NO ONE CARES ABOUT THE MILLION AND ONE PETTY COMPLAINTS AND FAKE OUTRAGES YOU FUCKING IDIOTS CONSTANTLY MANUFACTURE AND HARP ON IN ORDER TO DIVIDE THIS NATION. We see right through you hateful morons. So shut your ugly fucking mouth and go stick your head in an oven, you fucking psychotic, America-hating piece of SHIT! You should be deported for being a treasonous fucktard. Have a shitty day, and thanks for your time,,,dick!

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    11. Anonymous5:22 AM

      249am calm down before you have a heart attack and don't drunk post...lol

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    12. Anonymous6:28 AM

      Anonymous2:49 AM
      GREAT RANT!!! Thanks! I'm really sick of these pieces of shit and their phony outrages every fucking day! STFU. And Alaska is LOVING this visit with the POTUS! So to the Troll/Sarah FOAD!

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  2. Anonymous4:37 PM

    Ohio can do what every other state did with Ronald Reagan: REname shit after their old president.

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  3. Anonymous4:42 PM

    And when John Kaisch was asked what he finds inspiring about President William McKinley, he replied...

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  4. That's an easy one! I grew up in suburban Cleveland and can tell you I don't know of any "mountains" worthy of a name. Ohio has some rolling hills but mountains? Nope.

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    1. Anonymous5:00 PM

      McKinley was a pretty crappy President, all you need is a tiny bump in the road.

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    2. Anonymous6:11 PM

      Historically, McKinley's been ranked in the upper 50%.

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    3. Anonymous7:37 PM

      McKinley's main claim to fame is that his assassination elevated Theodore Roosevelt to the presidency, one of the top ranked presidents.

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  5. Anonymous4:43 PM

    The towing of the SS vehicle had to be done on purpose, no way would any other cops anywhere have a vehicle with those plates towed.

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    1. Anonymous10:12 PM

      Absolutely!

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  6. Anonymous4:46 PM

    At least Mt. McKinley wasn't renamed Mount Bristol. Too many guys have done that already. Where's the challenge?

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    1. Anonymous5:23 PM

      More like Bristol Cavern.

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    2. Anonymous7:57 PM

      For what its worth, sunny has always behaved like a lady. Other people, not so much.

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    3. Anonymous10:21 PM

      Bristle already has that large vagina statue erected in the Mat Su valley in honor of those her vagina has served over the yrs.

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    4. Anonymous2:09 AM

      Right, and she STILL wonders why nobody wants seconds!! The guys do not stick around for long, she certainly can turn men off.

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  7. Anonymous4:46 PM

    Aha. Apd. And I thought Fairbanks was liberal? Well, for Alaska anyway.

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    1. Anonymous6:01 PM

      There's the university part of Fairbanks, and there's the military part of Fairbanks.

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    2. Anonymous10:09 PM

      And then there are the end of the road Libertarians that escaped from northern Idaho and Michigan. Those people are about as right of right as you can get.

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  8. Anonymous4:49 PM

    Well, we do have some pretty big hills in the southern part of the state. I never could figure out why that Alaska mountain was named after him. Can you imagine the uproar if they had managed to name it Mt. Reagan 50 years ago? And how come they aren't raising money to put St. Ronnie's face in stone? I wish I could be alive when President Obama's visage is carved into that mountain. And Hillary too!

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    1. Anonymous7:34 PM

      I wish I could be alive when President Obama's visage is carved into that mountain. And Hillary too!
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      REALLY!!! 1000+

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    2. Anonymous9:49 PM

      I'd love seeing President Obama's likeness on Mt. Rushmore! Talk about the Republicans having a shit fit and falling in it!

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  9. Anonymous4:50 PM

    The mountain was named McKinley for less than 100 years (1917 to 2015). It wouldn't even have been that long except for influence of a stubborn congresscitter, Ralph Straus Regula, of Ohio. The people of Alaska should get to name some stupid natural monument in Ohio for 100 years. They could re-name "Congress Lake" to "Sarah Palin Lake".

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    1. Anonymous5:00 PM

      oops, make that re-name "Turkeyfoot Lake" to "Sarah Palin Lke"

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    2. Anonymous6:08 PM

      Bite your tongue. If you want a Lake to name Erie might be a good one, shallow, toxic in hot weather.....

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    3. Anonymous7:37 PM

      They could re-name "Congress Lake" to "Sarah Palin Lake".
      ***
      LOL That would show 'em!
      Its boner and all them oinking about it... oink, oink!

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  10. Anonymous4:52 PM

    Good God Carnations, thanks but no thanks! Back in the mid 80's I had a prom date bring me a carnation corsage... we knew this guy didn't have the brains (or cash) to order something more appropriate so my mother had an orchid corsage waiting in the fridge and we politely explained to him that really, you don't even give your worst enemy carnations...they are the white trash of the flower world! Back, carnations, the flowers that you don't even give your worst enemy! However, Ohio, yes, that explains a lot!

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    1. Anonymous5:38 PM

      Aw, the guy probably spent all his money on tickets to take you to the prom. It would have been kinder of you (and your mom) if you had just graciously worn the corsage he bought you.

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    2. Anonymous5:53 PM

      Agreed 5:38. To have a backup corsage waiting is really snobby and I think cruel.

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    3. What kind of heartless person would criticize the corsage her (or his) date gave her (or him)?

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    4. Anonymous6:09 PM

      Wow. I would be embarrassed to admit that's how I acted as a teenager.

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    5. Anonymous6:31 PM

      4:52, Wow, what a bitch! Lol!

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    6. Anonymous6:53 PM

      I think others have pointed out the rudeness involved in rejecting the carnation corsage, but Lieutenant Archibald Butt would have been proud to wear a carnation boutonniere. In 1890, carnations were highly prized cut flowers, second only to roses as cut flowers.

      I do hope someone points out to Mr Trump that Denali has been known as Denali for more than 100 years...and named by the people who live there.

      Archie Butt

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    7. Anonymous7:19 PM

      Carnations stink. Literally.

      None of you lying trolls EVER wore a carnation corsage.

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    8. Anonymous7:43 PM

      Archie Butt,
      I don't think Rump would care b/c someone whispered in his ear (we all know the queen of whisper campaigns) and Boner and the rest of them are all oinking about it... Alaskans, are so fucking happy!!!
      Denali may turn AK blue!
      That is probably the really issue here... Thanks Obama!!!

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    9. Anonymous9:47 PM

      Alaska is already turning 'blue' and it's worrying the Hell out of the Republicans - especially those sitting in the Alaska Legislature!

      Anchorage (the largest city in Alaska) just elected their first Democratic Mayor in years and Alaskans recently elected Independent Governor Walker and Lt. Governor Mallott who is a Democrat and a Tlingit Indian from southeast Alaska!

      Things are a changing and will do more so in 2016!

      This is fun to watch and to help in getting out the voters in Alaska so that we can make more changes!

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    10. Anonymous10:15 PM

      7:17. You are Clueless and rude.

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    11. Anonymous10:40 PM

      My prom was also in the mid-80s and who the hell even cared what kind of flower was in the corsage?

      It was 1985, not 1955.

      Were were all too busy dancing to Careless Whisper in our ugly 80s dresses and our ugly 80s hairstyles to give a shit.

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  11. Anonymous4:56 PM

    Bear Grylis??? LMAO!! That will chap The ol' hag Sarah Palin's ass!

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  12. Anonymous4:57 PM

    A relative had to walk through "the bubble" because he worked in a store next to the diner being visited by then President Clinton. I guess he looked harmless enough, he didn't even get patted down. Bet that wouldn't happen now.

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  13. Anonymous4:58 PM

    The APD towed a secret service vehicle on purpose. Fucking hicks.

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    1. Anonymous3:00 AM

      Boy they really showed that there Obama fella with that HUGE BURN of a minor and incredibly stupid inconvenience, didn't they? He'll probably never recover from that epic beat down! LOLOL

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  14. Anonymous5:02 PM

    Trump tweeted his alliance with Ohio in the Denali matter and a promise to change the name back to McKinley.

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/638511155582005248

    Yet to weigh-in are Rep. Young, Senator Carpetbagger, and not-Gov. Palin.

    This may be the most bizarre controversy of Obama's term. 99% of people who oppose recognizing Denali's traditional name have no clue who McKinley is. Ohioans love McKinley so much they've named NOTHING in Ohio after him except one high school.

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    1. Anonymous6:02 PM

      Trump will lose votes of Alaskans should he ever get that far!

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    2. Anonymous7:06 PM

      The GOP can't win without Ohio, so of course they are wandering to a bunch of people (I grew up there!) who have no idea who McKinley was or what kind of President he was. I don't recall even learning about him in my 7th grade Ohio History class. Pander away, GOP. By the way, where are the jobs you promised in 2010 again? China?

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    3. Anonymous5:05 AM

      Anon at 7:06 pm. The only thing I ever knew about McKinley was that he was shot by an anarchist. I've learned more about him reading these posts than in all of my 71 years! See, changing the mountain's name back to its beautiful original name has made McKinley himself much more famous than he ever was! That should please the State of Ohio, shouldn't it?
      Beaglemom

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  15. Anonymous5:05 PM

    Are there any Alaskans who want to keep McKinley as the mountain's official name?

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    1. Anonymous5:34 PM

      Of course, but only because Pres Obama has changed the name.

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    2. Anonymous5:59 PM

      The state of Alaska restored the original name back in 1975. Nobody here in Alaska calls it McKinley. Obama just provided the federal part that Ohio has been blocking for 40 years.

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    3. Anonymous6:20 PM

      I have been watching comments from Alaskans (gop) literally go from pro Denali to hating the idea because of who made the change. These people are stupidly self-destructive.

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    4. Anonymous7:55 PM

      The state of Alaska has a Board of Geographic Names. The state board changed the name of the mountain to "Denali." The Board determines geographic names for use in state documents.

      The federal Board of Geographic Names determines geographic names ONLY in federal documents. It has no power to force a state board to use the federal names.

      So if Republican Alaskans are so keen on the McKinley name, they'll have get the Alaskan State Board of Geographic Names to abandon the use of "Denali". Once they have achieved that, they can petition the Federal Board.... good luck to them. It might take 40 some years, but sheer pig-headed stubborness is valued in the GOP (see NRA support for examples).

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  16. Anonymous5:08 PM

    The one time our POTUS will be in Alaska and you can't shake loose from work? That sucks big time. Who the fuck is your boss? I would quit my fucking job.

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    1. Anonymous5:19 PM

      5:08 PM You are a fool.

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  17. Anonymous5:12 PM

    Obviously, they should rename the Cuyahoga River to McKinley River. I mean, who could that possibly bother?

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      Anonymous5:12 PM
      Ha! That's a tweet! Fuck them!

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  18. Anonymous5:16 PM

    Pres. Obama is speaking now about climate change. Live at...

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/2015-alaska-trip#updates

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    1. Anonymous6:00 PM

      He did an excellent job, as usual!

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  19. Again, no one I know here in Ohio gives a crap about Mckinley.
    My cousin who went to Canton McKinley laughed when I mentioned the idiocy. McKinley never even stepped foot in Alaska and the mountain was named stupidly named for him before he was POTUS.

    We are a damned flat state with a bunch of whiney assed losers. They need to get over it. Ohio had a buttload of bad presidents---name something else after one of them.

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  20. Anonymous5:24 PM

    For the love of God I hope they keep that nasty slut shailey trip away from the prez and ss. I know it's too much to ask not to feed any of them Rudolph sandwiches or sausage. God I hope he gets out of that place alive. Alaska is nasty. Look at s as the Palins.

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    1. Anonymous7:27 PM

      What an odious little Palin you are.

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    2. Anonymous8:16 PM

      Slut!?Slut? Did someone call Bristols name?
      Yeah keep her away from potus, she like like black like her mama!
      Slut keep away!

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    3. Anonymous9:41 PM

      If you are going to mention Shailey Tripp, 5:24 PM, at least spell it correctly! "Tripp" is spelled just like the name Bristol Palin gave her son (Levi's son too!).

      Remember too, that Ms. Tripp was the prostitute that Todd Palin used and provided Security Service members during the McCain/Palin campaign.

      Thank God that sorry lot of folks lost in more ways than one!

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  21. Anonymous5:27 PM

    So name fucking red carnation after Mckinley and call it good.

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    1. Anonymous6:03 PM

      McKinley Instant Breakfasts

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      Anonymous5:24 PM

      For the love of God I hope they keep that nasty slut shailey trip away from the prez and ss.
      ****
      Sarah take your meds! Take them now! Shay is JUICY not YOU!
      POTUS is going to Dillinham not to look at nipples like Tawdry?
      Get it?
      Take your meds now!
      (And leave Shay alone you nasty HO)

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    3. Anonymous9:57 PM

      For 8:15PM Shailey is the ho you ignorant fool. Stop trying to stir up trouble and interfere in a marriage. Go find a gay wedding to attend or better, get married and shut up

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      Anonymous9:57 PM
      Troll FOAD there is NO marriage! Spliztville see the sidebar!

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  22. Anonymous5:30 PM

    Kasich said that about the red carnation because McKinley always wore a red carnation in his lapel. He started doing it when he was running for office and thought it gave him luck. On they day he was assassinated, he encountered a little girl and gave her his carnation. Moments later, Leon Czolgosz, his assassin emerged from the crowd and shot him twice. After his assassination, Ohio made the red carnation the state flower.

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    1. Anonymous5:55 PM

      Yeah yeah, but what does that have to do with a mountain in Alaska?

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    2. Anonymous6:36 PM

      Well, the mountain is on federal land inside a national park. The issue isn't a "state" issue.

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    3. Anonymous7:12 PM

      Since it is not a "state" issue, why does the Ohio congressmen, Rugula, get to make such a stink about it for so many years? The national park is named "Denali National Park and Preserve". Maybe Ohio can get off their fat little lazy hind ends and lobby to get the park renamed to McKinley if they care so much about naming things in other states.

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    4. Anonymous8:34 PM

      It doesn't matter which state a member of Congress represents when it comes to the national parks. The national parks and the mountains in the national parks belong to all the American people.

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    5. Anonymous9:28 PM

      The American people could change the name of "Absoraka Mountains" in Yellowstone National Park to "McKinley Mountains". Ohio would be happy. And destroying a perfectly good Native American name like "Absoraka" is just the kind of thing that would make that Ohio Congressman happy.

      McKinley is a fine name. There's a mountain somewhere without a name that can be called McKinley. The problem is the mountain named "Denali" already had a name before a dumb prospector made a JOKE and picked the name McKinley.

      There is a federal law that says if federal Board of Geographic Names doesn't act after a reasonable time, the executive can does so. He has done so. The American people can get that law changed if they want. But for now, the law is working the way it is supposed to for the benefit of the American people.

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  23. Anonymous5:31 PM

    Ohio can just get over it. Why don't they change the name of Mad River Mountain to McKinley Mountain.

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    1. Anonymous5:59 PM

      Screw you, John Boehner...you big, orange- colored whining Republican.

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  24. Anonymous5:40 PM

    The only thing Trump will be changing in 2016 is his pair of Depends after he drops a steaming pile!

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  25. Anonymous5:40 PM

    So excited the President is here!!!

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  26. Anonymous5:47 PM

    This tiny Alaskan village is beyond excited over Obama's visit: 'Pinch me!' mayor says

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-kotzebue-20150831-story.html

    Live blog: President Obama's visit to Alaska

    http://www.adn.com/article/20150831/live-blog-president-obamas-visit-alaska

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    1. Anonymous6:49 PM

      U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, was first in line to shake the president's hand, followed by several others, including Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and Alaska First Lady Donna Walker.

      Walker hugged Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, who was second in line to greet the president, wearing a traditional vest.

      The crowd cheered as Obama walked over to meet others.

      "Hey, how's it going everybody?" the president said. "It's beautiful today. Thank you so much, it's wonderful to be here. Thank you, it's great to be here,"

      He gave a high-five to a small boy in the crowd.

      Poldine Carlo, 94, was there to greet the president and sang a song about Denali, out of excitement for the just-announced name change for America's highest peak.

      http://theobamadiary.com/2015/08/31/welcome-to-alaska-mr-president/

      In the lobby of the Hotel Captain Cook, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker discussed his flight from D.C. with the president aboard Air Force One.

      "I've flown - I've arrived in Alaska many ways, but that, I've got to say was one of the most enjoyable," Walker said of landing in the presidential aircraft. "It was really fun. Good experience. It's a good opportunity for me to have a very meaningful discussion with the president."

      Asked how much face-time he got with Obama, Walker said he first took a tour of Air Force One, from cockpit to tail.

      "So that was a big tour," he said. "Then we had a couple times we sat down and visited. So I don't know, an hour and a half would be my guess."

      "It was very good, it was meaningful," he said. "It was not just a momentary thing. It was very exciting, so, very exciting."

      http://www.adn.com/article/20150831/live-blog-president-obamas-visit-alaska

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    2. Anonymous8:28 PM

      Anonymous5:47 PM Anonymous6:49 PM
      Thank you!!!
      The coke ho has got to be shitting her pants and muzzled also,too! Expect the the little ho to squeeze out a turd about Denalil...
      She is probably catatonic about now...trying to take the next flight back to Alaska and blocked...by the TSA!!! LOL
      I am shocked b/c Alaska is giving it up for POTUS!!!
      Yeah!!! fuck you cok ho of the north. You're nothing.

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    3. Anonymous8:40 PM

      FUCK DAN SULLIVAN

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  27. Anonymous5:48 PM

    Jon Stewart has his say:

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/obama-plan-to-rename-mount-mckinley-gets-harsh-criticism-from-gopers/

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/denali-mt-mckinley-alaska-barack-obama-republican-reaction-213178

    The Mountain received it's 'McKinley' name when a random gold prospector saw it, then discussed it in a New York Post interview, because he was a McKinley supporter during his campaign. This happened well before his Presidency and before his assassination. This was not a commemorative choice, it was a partisan campaign choice. Since McKinley was an advocate of the gold standard, the gold prospector like that preserving it it would maintain high gold valuations.

    ...Obama doesn't, but the Sec of the Interior DOES have the authority to change THIS law..a power given to IT by our CONGRESS!

    "...the name Mt McKinley was formalized in 1917 when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Mount McKinley National Park Act, which required the park to be "dedicated and set apart as a public park for the benefit and enjoyment of the people under the name of the Mount McKinley National Park.

    But another law passed in 1947 gives the Secretary of the Interior and the Board on Geographic Names the power to "provide for uniformity in geographic nomenclature and orthography throughout the federal government."

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2010-title43/html/USCODE-2010-title43-chap11A-sec364.htm

    ...This is actually one thing I agree with Obama doing. Alaska has been trying to get the federal government to recognize this mountain as Denali for decades and, for some reason, they have refused to do so. This is not a renaming as much as it is restoring a name. Denali was the name of the mountain BEFORE Russia colonized the territory, Russia's name for the mountain was a translation of of Denali. The first informal naming of the mountain as McKinley came BEFORE he was even President. He had been nominated, and the fact that he was a strong proponent of the gold standard is what led to this naming. McKinley was from Ohio and he never even visited Alaska. Seems to me that his name should be on something better associated with him. The mountain should NEVER have been named for him in the first place.

    ...I'm a longtime mountaineer and I haven't heard the name McKinley in decades. In the mountaineering community the mountain has long been known as Denali. I think many of my fellow mountaineers feel as I do, a great respect for the original name and the rich heritage it conveys. I've always preferred indigenous names to our preference for naming peaks after presidents and other famous people who had no relationship whatsoever to the mountain range. The Spanish came up with some beautiful descriptive names too. Sangre de Cristos, for instance--blood of Christ. A name that speaks volumes about the beliefs of the conquistadors and their attitudes toward the natural world as a fierce, unforgiving place. In Colorado we have mountains named after Ivy League colleges and states like Texas and Oklahoma. These types of names don't begin to express the physical attributes that make each mountain in this state so distinctive and awe-inspiring, so deserving of being appreciated on its own terms, not ours. In the presence of a mountain we are but specks of dust in a creation story of a planet, indeed the entire cosmos.

    ...Murkowski hailed Obama's decision Sunday.
    “For centuries, Alaskans have known this majestic mountain as the 'Great One,'“ she said in a statement from Denali's Ruth Glacier. “Today we are honored to be able to officially recognize the mountain as Denali. I'd like to thank the president for working with us to achieve this significant change to show honor, respect and gratitude to the Athabascan people of Alaska.”

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    1. Anonymous6:30 PM

      Whenever I see Lisa Murkowski on TV, I immediately change the channel. I find her horrible to listen to - her speech is weird and she is very unattractive.

      Plus, don't like her politics - she's far from being a straight shooter. And, she's very anti President Obama and has been a bitch to him along with the rest of the Alaska delegation.

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      6;30 WOW, are you sure it is Murkowski you are seeing, she sounds like a double for PayMe.

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  28. Anonymous5:54 PM

    “Arctic temperatures are rising about twice as fast as the global average.”

    https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/638517508929155072

    "Climate change is no longer some far-off problem. It is happening here and now."

    https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/638519103020531712

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/2015-alaska-trip

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  29. Anonymous5:55 PM

    Donald Trump wants to run for President (?). Great insult to America. I will not vote for him.

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  30. Anonymous5:56 PM

    Ohio is a lovely state, but stay out of Alaskan business.

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    1. Anonymous6:35 PM

      Except the mountain is on federal land inside a national park. It's not really exclusively "Alaskan business".

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    2. Anonymous7:27 PM

      The name of the park is "Denali National Park and Preserve". The name of the big mountain in the park is not really "Ohio's business".

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    3. Anonymous9:17 PM

      The mountain and the park are federal property. It's any Americans' business.

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    4. Anonymous10:03 PM

      Yes. The name of the park was changed to Denali several years ago. The mountain has taken a bit longer to rename.

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  31. Anonymous5:56 PM

    Why Obama's Trip To Alaska Is a Really Big Deal

    http://gizmodo.com/the-frontlines-of-climate-change-why-obamas-trip-to-al-1727761127

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  32. Anonymous5:57 PM

    "It's not an arbitrary change," Earnest told reporters, referring to the dethroning of former President William McKinley, a native of Ohio. "In fact, this is an effort to align the policies of the federal government with what Alaskan Natives have referred to that way for thousands of years. And so this seems to be a common-sense way for us to acknowledge that name.

    "The Department of Interior, I understand, has said that they will work with leaders in Ohio, especially, who are especially interested in this to find an appropriate way to acknowledge President McKinley’s contribution to our country," he continued. "That's an appropriate thing to do and that's what the Department of Interior is looking at."

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-alaska-obama-climate-change-20150831-story.html

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      Maybe there's a each on Lake Erie that could be named for McKinley or a state park nearby.
      Beaglemom

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  33. The fuckers blather on and on about "We the people" and states' rights but when the people of the state of Alaska, through their elected state legislature, agreed to change the name of a mountain located in their state, approval of the name change by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names was blocked by that twatwaffle Ralph Regula, congressman from Ohio. Christ in a handbag! Of course, if we Alaskans had wanted to change McKinley to a non-Alaska Native (Athabaskan) name--a white name like Reagan-, let's say, it would have sailed through. As Larry McMurtry wrote in The Last Picture Show, "I've been around that trashy behavior all my life. I'm tired of puttin' up with it." I am tired of these greedy rascist idiot Republicans who care nothing for the rule of law or for anyone other than themselves. (End of rant.)

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      Love that book, love Larry McMurtry to bits.

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  34. Anonymous5:58 PM

    Delighted to have you in our state, President Obama! And, thank you for documenting the name of our highest mountain, Denali! Much appreciated!

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  35. Anonymous6:02 PM

    ... In 1896, a gold prospector emerged from the Alaskan wilderness brimming with stories about the frontier, including the sight of a majestic mountain that natives had long called Denali, or "the high one."

    The prospector had another idea: name the peak after a Republican from Ohio who was running for president on a platform that included linking American currency to the value of gold.

    His name was William McKinley.

    ... But even McKinley scholars admit that naming a mountain in Alaska after him was kind of ridiculous.

    "Ohio politicians have a number of presidents to boast of, few of whom are distinguished," said Lewis Gould, author of "The Presidency of William McKinley" and a University of Texas historian. "I think that in this case, they're overblowing it."

    The president, Gould added, is simply correcting "a historical accident."

    The original mistake, historians say, is that no one bothered to ask Alaska's Native Americans what the mountain should be named when the area around it became a national park in 1917. That's when the McKinley title became official, and began appearing on government maps.

    Ever since, Alaska's indigenous people have seen the move as one of many displays of disrespect. Non-Native-American Alaskans, who also call the mountain Denali, agree.

    After Alaska became a state in 1959, local leaders began pushing to restore the original name. But they were blocked by Republicans from Ohio, who used bureaucratic maneuvers to prevent a change in the law.

    Momentum began to turn after Obama became president and acknowledged the U.S.' history of violence and disenfranchisement against Native Americans. Some tribal leaders say he's done more than any other president to heal old wounds.

    In that sense, the mountain's name change may seem superficial, but not to those who live with it on their landscape.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/behind-historical-accident-drove-mt-mckinleys-renaming-n419041

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  36. Anonymous6:04 PM

    President Barack Obama challenged fellow world leaders in unusually blunt language Monday to act boldly on climate change or "condemn our children to a world they will no longer have the capacity to repair."

    In a forceful address intended to highlight the perils of global warming and cement his environmental legacy, Obama opened the "GLACIER" conference in Anchorage, Alaska, by declaring: "We are not moving fast enough. None of the nations represented here are moving fast enough."

    That includes the U.S., which Obama said "recognizes our role in creating this problem and embraces our role in solving it."

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/obama-use-alaska-backdrop-address-climate-change-n419071

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  37. Anonymous6:05 PM

    Not all Ohioans.

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  38. Anonymous6:07 PM

    17:09 Secret Service wants reindeer subs

    Alaska's Gourmet Subs is the closest lunch place to the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center, and on Monday, the eatery could barely keep up with demand for sandwiches from a large and insatiable security force guarding the high-profile GLACIER conference across the street.

    "90 percent of the people over there, they've come here," said owner Brian Minderman, gesturing at security guards flanking the building, where President Obama was at a roundtable meeting with Alaska Native groups on Monday afternoon.

    The staff had prepared "hundreds, easy" of sandwiches for security staff. The most popular: Reindeer sausage, following by "The Skinny Raven," a tribute to staff at the nearby apparel and shoe store. A few people had asked if the Skinny Raven sandwich included actual raven. Nope, turkey.

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  39. Anonymous6:07 PM

    The US Board on Geographic Names does the actual naming. Like all federal agencies they tend to pat themselves on the back using taxpayer funds. Here's a description of their upcoming festivities (why do I have to pay for this crap):

    The U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) will be observing its 125th anniversary by inviting the public to a one-day symposium on geographic names, “Traditions and Transitions”. The event, at the Library of Congress, will be held on Friday, September 18, 2015 ..., followed by an Open House and special exhibit from the Library of Congress. No registration is required to attend.

    The symposium morning session keynote speech will feature "Geographic Names: Roles, Rhetoric, and Resistance", plus presentations on national naming authorities, and the origins and evolution of the BGN. The afternoon session will feature presentations on tribal names, English-language names in a multi-lingual world, and the state of volunteer geographic information. The Library of Congress Geography and Map Division will host a special exhibit and Open House following the program. Featured items will include historical documents, maps and associated materials of the Board on Geographic Names.

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      I think it sounds fascinating and useful.

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  40. Anonymous6:08 PM

    Mr. President, please avoid going to an already shrinking glacier.......since you are so hot and sexy, it will melt faster.

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      Mmmmmmmmmm......
      A gal in Oregon drinking beer. :)

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    2. Love this! Uh ... Michelle forgiv

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    3. Anonymous7:41 PM

      I really hate bringing looks into any conversation about politicians.

      That said, he is a hottie, isn't he?

      Mildred

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    4. Anonymous9:29 PM

      He has the best smile in the world!

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    5. Anonymous10:06 PM

      Agree with all of the above comments about our Commander in Chief!

      Along with his beauty and charisma, he even has the intelligence, capacity and dignity to deal with world leaders. We've been blessed!

      Caucusing at Begich Middle School in the dead of winter was SO worth it!!

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      The best body language of any American in history.

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  41. Chenagrrl6:11 PM

    I learned it was Denali as a little kid and then puzzled over why the teacher from the states insisted it was Mount McKinley. Very glad it is to be Denali, finally. If Ohio really wants it that way, and it is to be switched back, howbout Alaska asks to name Canton (McKinley's home town) Oosick. I like that Oosick, Ohio.

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      LMAO...Good one.
      VernD

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    2. Or...Oosuck Ohio!

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  42. Bogus wingnut outrages for a fucking million dollars6:14 PM

    Ohio can dig up some of it's coal mines turned into toxic waste dumps. Pile all that shit wherever they want and call it Mount McKinley. Or Mount Buckeye. Or Mount Reagan. Or Mount Regula. Or Mount Hayes.

    Whatever the f*ck they want!

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      Bullsh*t Mountain (h/t Jon Stewart)

      dowl

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  43. Anonymous6:18 PM

    Mount McKinley, America's highest mountain, to be restored to original name Denali.

    RESTORED is the proper thing to say, not CHANGE, since it was robbed from the Native Alaskans in the first place, it has now been restored to it's appropriate and correct name. It is just plain mooseshit to suggest anything otherwise. The white man stole so much, it's about time that the mountain is called what it was called for thousands of years before greedy white men came looking to plunder her for gold. And in case anyone has any pushback on what I just said. I am a white person. I also am a person who knows what is right, what is appropriate and what is to be recognized and honored by those who came long before we did and no surprise it is Barack Obama who is making this happen. He has been a champion for so many who had no voices and continues to be and for that he is bless-ed. FUCK Ohio's GOP, Donald Trump and the horse they rode in on. Seriously. I mean it.

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    1. Amen, Amen, and Amen!!

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      ++++ 1000.
      Beaglemom

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  44. Anita Winecooler6:31 PM

    This just in... Breaking News.......President Obama just named Trump's Toupe "Orange Cotton Candy". Beijing Toupe Factory confirmed it as true. The Real Donald Trump tweeted "I will fix"
    All joking aside,

    Congratulations, Alaska! And Thank You, Mr President, for bringing global warming front and center. (And, of course, for just being your authentic, wonderful self.... while a certain someone's tossing canned peaches in heavy syrup at her Arizona Fridge while her pregnant daughter sits in her room rocking side to side taking selfies in anticipation of what Nancy'll write on her behalf........

    Way to go, APD!!!! POTUS called, wants his wheels back, ASAP!!!

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  45. Anonymous6:31 PM

    Aw c'mon, RAM and Frenchy, we're just waiting for $arah and Brissy's official response! Here kitty kitty kitty...

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    1. Anonymous6:37 PM

      They have to hack up a few hairballs before they get to their bloggin!

      Meow!

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  46. Anonymous6:37 PM

    If Pres McKinley wasn't good enough to have an aircraft carrier after him, the hell naming our highest peak after him.

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      It grew out of the sentimentality over his being assassinated.
      Which gave us Theodore Roosevelt.

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    2. Anonymous4:53 AM

      The mountain was named McKinley before William McKinley was President of the United States.

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  47. abbafan6:43 PM

    The Trump Tower in Toronto had an issue today, as the broadcast tower on the 65 storey building started swaying back and forth about 3 feet (1 metre). Consequently, Toronto Police cordoned off all surrounding streets as a safety precaution, which led to traffic and pedestrian chaos.Structural engineers were called in to assess the situation; all of this did not sit well with Toronto's mayor.Those streets affected will remain closed until further notice. See the full story at cbcnews.ca. It looks like the palin curse is in full action; The Donald is in a heap of shit with this one!

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      I was confused.

      Thought this was about his toupee coming loose and swaying in the wind!

      It's not?

      #TrumpUnstableAntenna

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  48. Anonymous6:46 PM

    Is Jesse Gryphen native? I'm not familiar with the surname.

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      Well, you wouldn't be, would you?.

      And that wouldn't be his name, either.

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  49. Anonymous6:47 PM

    "I will change it back," Donny?
    Football season is here....change the Washington Redskins first. Show us your power of taking the big guys down.

    Waiting........

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  50. Anonymous6:51 PM

    Not on Twitter, but I hope someone tweeted Trump this back.
    It wasn't an affirmation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68g76j9VBvM

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  51. Anonymous6:57 PM

    Before Sarah Palin blasts out a Facebook post about President Obama renaming Mount McKinley, Denali – I want to remind her of this…an excerpt from her farewell speech.

    “Soaring through nature’s finest show. Denali, the great one, soaring under the midnight sun. And then the extremes in the winter time. It’s the frozen road that is competing with the view of ice fogged frigid beauty. The cold though, doesn’t it split the Cheechakos from the Sourdoughs?

    And then in the summertime such extreme. Summertime, about a hundred and fifty degrees hotter than just some months ago, than just some months from now. With fireweed blooming along the frost heaves and merciless rivers that are rushing and carving and reminding us that here, Mother Nature wins and it is as throughout all Alaska that big wild good life teeming along the road that is north to the future.”

    https://austinisafecker.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/sarah-palin-and-denali-the-great-one/

    Bear Grylls – a former British special forces soldier – puts celebrities through their paces in remote forests and mountains across the world, “pushing their minds and bodies to the limit to complete their journeys”.

    And somewhere in America, a certain cretin is fuming. Smoke is pouring from her nostrils and her eyes are like merry-go-rounds. The 'blah' man is going native Alaskan and hitting the wilds with Bear Grylls no less. Bear eats maggots and crawls through alligator-infested Wasilla on a regular basis.

    Holy shit. Who is da man? :)

    He will show the whore from Wasilla up big time. I’m glad he waited this long and is having this much fun in his “lame duck” period.

    You go BO!!!!

    https://austinisafecker.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/president-obama-and-bear-grylls/

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      Someone needs to tweet those first two paragraphs to her if she even attempts a response.

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  52. abbafan7:08 PM

    I am so glad President Obama is using his trip to AK to focus on climate change; way to go Mr. President! You can bet a certain imbecilic moron is pulling her wig hairs out in a jealous rage somewhere! Gryphen - speaking of the idiot, it was 7 years ago today when my ears first started bleeding after hearing her screech at the RNC convention in Minneapolis. That is when I exclaimed "who the fuck is this moron? where did they find this blithering idiot"?? If I am not mistaken, the whole gang of idiots was introduced by the McCain campaign two days earlier. It was August 29th, their "anniversary", and wasn't the intro made in Ohio? If so, it adds more emphasis to the statement "fuck Ohio"!

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  53. Anonymous7:08 PM

    Meanwhile, President Obama is on the verge of a HUUUUGE victory. Talk about a legacy! He has MORE than earned his PEACE prize.

    Bust: Iran opponents' August fail

    The monthlong break was supposed to be the best window for critics to whip up opposition. It hasn't happened.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/bust-iran-opponents-august-fail-213149#ixzz3kRjFPFkQ

    The Republican plan to build opposition to the Iran deal has backfired, and with Democratic momentum growing, President Obama is moving to crush the Republican resolution of disapproval in the Senate.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2015/08/31/obama-moving-crush-republican-iran-deal-opponents-senate.html

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    1. Anonymous7:45 PM

      There Are No Perfect Nuclear Deals

      During the Cold War both Republican and Democratic presidents accepted less-than-perfect arms pacts with the Soviets. We need to do the same with Iran.

      By Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar

      http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/08/there-are-no-perfect-nuclear-deals-121810

      Open Letter to the American People from Iranian Civil Society Activists and Intellectuals on the Nuclear Deal
      August 2015

      We are a group of Iranian civil society activists, intellectuals, journalists, lawyers, university professors, religion investigators, senior members of political parties and reformists. We are writing to you at this historic moment in the relations between our two countries to make an appeal for your support of the nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

      We have long been committed to upholding the values of tolerance, pluralism, human rights and the peaceful relations between nations. We deeply believe that a just and reasonable solution for international disputes is through negotiation not by using the right of power and imposing unilateral views on others. We strongly believe if this nuclear agreement is approved and implemented, it holds the promise of the gradual realization of these universal values within Iran, along with the possibility of better relations between our two nations.

      We are deeply concerned about the consequences that might result from the rejection of this nuclear agreement. Economic sanctions against Iran will increase, as will the likelihood of war. This would be a catastrophe for the Middle East. Another war in this region would strengthen the forces of extremism and undermine the forces that work for nonviolence, peace and reconciliation; the ripple effects of another war would be felt far and wide, and would destabilize the international system for years to come.

      For all of the above reasons, we are appealing to you at this critical juncture in history. We urge you to seize this unique opportunity, and to impress upon your elected representatives in Congress of the importance of supporting this nuclear agreement. Another opportunity of this magnitude may not present itself again in our lifetime. We owe it to future generations of Iranians, Americans and Middle Easterners to raise our collective voices in support of peace and diplomacy.

      We look forward to a day in the future when Iranians no longer have to write open letters to Americans, but can meet face to face with mutual respect and dignity based on shared civilizational values that bind us together as citizens of this planet.
      Sincerely,

      http://www.du.edu/korbel/middleeast/iranletter.html

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    2. Anonymous11:33 PM

      Just curious... when you guys post these big quotes from blogs... You do realize that you are quoting and linking blogs/authors with an opinion and/or an agenda correct?

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  54. Anonymous7:10 PM

    Paging all Ohio wingnuts!

    Next up will be renaming Ohio to Ohiyo or O-hii-zuu!

    http://greensleeves-hubs.hubpages.com/hub/Origin-Name-United-States-America-Greensleeves



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  55. Anonymous7:21 PM

    Finnish reporter, "Why do Alaskans hate the federal government so much when they get so much money from it?

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/obamaak

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/potusak

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      Those of us in the Lower 48 wonder the same thing!

      I'm hoping that President Obama's visit to Alaska shows that more Alaskans like him than not. He has really been a president "of the people," of ALL of the people.
      Beaglemom

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  56. Anonymous7:24 PM

    Is Steubenvile in Ohio?

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  57. Anonymous7:27 PM

    So glad to hear President Obama is getting a warm welcome in AK. I bet that's really got Sarah's wigs in knots.

    That's kind of funny, APD taking a SS vehicle away, then putting it back. Ooopsy.

    Too bad President Obama couldn't drop in on IM. He's had a yoooooge backing here and Gryphen deserves some kudos for keeping us informed of the hijinks of the half-governor and her frustration at everything POTUS does. He's like the RoadRunner, Beep-Beep and Sarah can't catch him.

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  58. Anonymous7:34 PM

    So what if the Ohio GOP don't like the name change. The name was given by it's original inhabitants. No one should ever have changed it, especially anyone who never even visited it.

    Can this Administration do anything without some conservatives whining? Especially about something that has absolutely no effect on their every day life. How is the name "Denali" going to affect their regular every day grind in the lower 48?

    I think that President Obama is going to enjoy this last year of his administration and tweak things up, and especially enjoy getting conservatives' panties in wads. He seems to have a special mischevous glint in his eye these days.

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      I think he is having a kick in the ass time screwing with the Republicans. You cannot tell me that he didn't think they'd jump all over him for confirming the name "Denali" - especially the orange asshole, John Boehner (from Ohio), who has constantly been a jerk to President Obama since he was elected the first time.

      I'm loving watching this last term of our wonderful POTUS!

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  59. Anonymous7:43 PM

    Is Jessie going to post something about the thrilla in Wasilla??? Please???

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    1. Anonymous8:15 PM

      Renamed the Ass in Arizona.

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    2. Anonymous10:54 PM

      We don't her ass(es) here in AZ. I vote here.

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    3. Anonymous1:31 AM

      Good one! Ol' Sarah P has two more 'A' states to assault, ALabama and ARkansas. The Palin Curse is appallingly horrid.

      Look out AL and AR...

      dowl

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  60. Anonymous7:54 PM

    The insult is compounded by the fact that William McKinley presided over the massacre of indigenous peoples during a period of American expansion, justified under calls for “manifest destiny.” McKinley’s greatest atrocities were not conducted against Native Americans, but rather against Filipinos, 200,000 of which were slaughtered by U.S. forces while McKinley was President. Nevertheless, the cruel irony is not lost on the native people of Alaska. Ohio Republicans would rather honor an imperialist president who crushed indigenous people in the Pacific than respect the folks who live near the slopes of Denali.

    President Obama was right to restore the name Denali, to America’s most majestic peak. While renaming the over 20,000 foot high mountain is at best, a symbolic gesture, it is an important one that recognizes the dignity of the Athabaskan people of Alaska.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2015/08/31/obama-renames-mt-mckinley-denali-ohio-republicans-blow-gasket.html

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  61. Anonymous7:58 PM

    President Obama had dinner Monday night at the South Anchorage home of Alaska Dispatch News publisher Alice Rogoff.

    Rogoff, who has been acquainted with the president for several years, described it as a private dinner featuring an Alaska-grown menu. She did not disclose who attended the dinner or how many guests were invited.

    “It was a chance for the president to have a conversation with a diverse group of Alaskans,” Rogoff said. Because it was a private dinner, no guest list will be distributed, she said. She described it as a “non-political event.”

    President Obama created quite a stir as he made his way, including on Minnesota Drive, a 65-mile-an-hour highway where motorists traveling the opposite direction had simply stopped their cars in the left lane or attempted to pull over and got out to shoot photographs or video of the motorcade passing by.

    http://www.adn.com/article/20150831/live-blog-president-obamas-visit-alaska

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  62. Anonymous8:03 PM

    Alaskans ‘Rising Together,’ rolling out red carpet for President Obama

    More than 20 Alaskan community groups and organizations came together to put on a public celebration in honor of Obama’s visit to Alaska. The event, called “Rising Together,” will take place Aug. 31 — the day Obama touches down in the Last Frontier — and will feature hours-long fellowship, cultural performances and presentations.

    http://www.ktva.com/alaskans-rising-together-rolling-out-red-carpet-for-president-obama-624/

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  63. Anonymous8:05 PM

    O/T but YAY for Alaska!

    Alaska Supreme Court won’t block Medicaid expansion

    http://www.ktva.com/alaska-supreme-court-wont-block-medicaid-expansion-530/

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      Yea, for our great Gov. Walker and fuck the Alaska Legislature majority!! I'm happy for the folks that will now receive their medical care.

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  64. im back8:20 PM

    http://www.adn.com/slideshow/photos-president-obama-visits-alaska

    "Obama departed Air Force One at 1:45 p.m. with Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, who had flown with the president from Washington, D.C.

    U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, was first in line to shake the president's hand,"

    The half term governor will blow a gasket if she reads this. I'm pretty sure Dan "Ohio" Sullivan is one of her LEAST favorite people. Because he knows.

    #whatreallyhappened




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      Dan Sullivan was a complete ass fuck

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    2. Anonymous9:18 PM

      I didn't think President Obama looked all that happy about being monopolized by Sullivan at the bottom of the stairs of the airplane.

      I also noticed that Sullivan appeared to jump in ahead of Byron Mallott in greeting President Obama. Who had priority? The native Lt. Gov. or the white asshole from Ohio that hasn't acted Alaskan a day in his friggin' life!

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    3. Anonymous10:15 PM

      And what did really happen since you think you know?

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  65. Anonymous8:21 PM

    Why hasn't their been anything written about scary's interviews with Jeb or Ted cruise? Those interviews were equally worthy of criticism. Or are you saving those for your middle of the night filler posts??? Hahaha this blog gets lamer every day. I'm a liberal dem but I would hate to be categorized with so many fools that can't take their eyes of scary and bristles long enough to think of solving real issues facing our country today. Wack a doodles!

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    1. Anonymous9:09 PM

      You missed the live blog. You get lamer every day. You are not a liberal dem, you are a low-information babbler. You are definitely categorized as a fool.

      Solved any real issues facing our country today? Get back to us when you've got something of substance to impart.

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    2. Anonymous9:55 PM

      @821

      Get cracking! Start your own blog. Do dat chit however you want! Maybe you can get added to the blogroll here. After you post the link and get popular.

      Go big with your blog or Yank My Crank!

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    3. Anonymous10:13 PM

      You sound about as intelligent as a brick.

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    4. Anonymous10:32 PM

      @8:21 PM Are you a stupid freak who has nothing else to do but come here with your juvenile rants? If you don't like what is here, go back to c4pp, assclown.

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    5. Anonymous2:06 AM

      Oh, Alicia, you're not a liberal or a Democrat or... anything.

      Really, you're just a big nothing and nobody likes you. Go away and pretend you're sniffing Bristol Palin's dirty underwear. See if you can find out who Cletus the Fetus's daddy is.

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    6. Anonymous2:48 AM

      "intelligent as a brick" Must be a PayMe.

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    7. Anonymous4:42 AM

      Try to remember to post BEFORE all the morning beer is all gone. Your grammar, spelling, punctuation and syntax are dead giveaways Sarah.

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  66. Anonymous8:36 PM

    Wow . 2 of us here in Fairbanks LOVE our president

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  67. Anonymous8:45 PM

    “we’re not acting fast enough.”

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/09/01/us/us-makes-urgent-appeal-for-climate-change-action-at-alaska-conference.html

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  68. Anonymous8:52 PM

    While he's at it, can the president please change the name of THE Ohio State University back to Ohio State University.

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      Maybe they could change it to McKinley College?

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    2. Anonymous3:19 AM

      Amen.

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  69. Anonymous9:31 PM

    Why just Denali? Change Rainier back to Tahoma, Rushmore to Paha Sapa, Half Dome to Tesaiyac, Mt Washington to Agiocochook, Mt Whitney to Toomangoyah...and on and on.

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    1. Anonymous10:51 PM

      Why not?

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    2. Anonymous4:27 AM

      Agreed!!

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  70. Anonymous9:52 PM

    John McCain

    DOH!

    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/john-mccain-claims-to-be-unaware-of-arizonas-anti-islam-movement-and-that-planned-parenthood-videos-were-edited-7612587


    What's next? McCain putting a pineapple on his head and drinking with a bankr fraudster?

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      There are SO many things McCain is not aware of. Graduating 895 from a class of 899, he proved WHY when he picked $carah as his VP. I think he would have flunked out of the Naval Academy if not for the fact that his father and grandfather were admirals. Lumpy little fraud should have retired years ago.

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    2. Anonymous7:18 AM

      There really is a picture of McCain with a pineapple on his head at Charles Keatings birthday party but I couldn't find it on the internet.

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  71. Anonymous10:50 PM

    When will Sarry chime in arout Delali? Or the POTUS Obama being in Alaska? Or the POTUS saying we have got to get off our addiction to fossil fuels?

    Where is the "Drill Baby Drill? " Or too busy in San Diego being the celebrity of the day?

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  72. Anonymous2:31 AM

    A bit of history: President McKinley was not mortally wounded by the gunshot. He died of infection several days later because his doctor refused to wash his hands before removing the bullet. McKinley's death promoted Teddy Roosevelt to president.

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    1. Anonymous7:18 AM

      You've confused McKinley with Garfield, another of the 8 Presidents from Ohio.

      One bullet ricocheted off McKinley's sternum. The other entered his abdomen and wasn't found during surgery. At the autopsy it was learned gangrene developed along the path of the bullet.
      https://www.nlm.nih.gov/visibleproofs/galleries/cases/mckinley_image_2.html

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  73. Anonymous3:30 AM

    Next, Sen. McCain requesting an interview on the hot new OAN show with hostess (with the mostest) ol' Sarah P? On Point delusional deja vu tapping time?

    dowl

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  74. Anonymous3:54 AM

    Sad, sad, sad that you couldn't make it to the rally!

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  75. Anonymous4:34 AM

    Gee, Donald Trump will do anything to intrude on the news cycle! What an blowhard he is! Had McKinley been a Democrat no one in Ohio would care at all about the name change. Frankly I think that Denali is a beautiful name for a beautiful mountain. It's good that the largest peak in the US have a Native American name.
    Beaglemom

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    1. Anonymous5:11 AM

      It's such an obvious attempt to be contrarian to the President. It sounds like a headline from The Onion, but it's not.

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  76. Anonymous5:25 AM

    Looks like Sarah is letting Bristol attack first!
    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/bristolpalin/2015/09/mr-president-get-out-of-alaska-you-have-bigger-mountains-to-climb/

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  77. Janice A Soderquist5:39 AM

    Bristol is telling Obama on her Patheo site to get out of Alaska.
    She did not write this, she is not that educated.... I bet Sarah is steamed because she was probably told to stay away from Obama. Sarah has no balls, has to have Bristol post this for her.

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  78. Anonymous6:15 AM

    The theatrics by white Alaskans that renaming a mountain is a show of respect for Alaska's native peoples is comical.

    White Alaska treats its native people like shit.

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    1. Anonymous7:47 AM

      Thanks for the generalization. This white Alaskan, and every other Alaskan I have talked to, is thrilled and happy to have our mountain's name back. The only one's bitching about it are those who will use any excuse to attack the President.

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  79. Anonymous7:00 AM

    Bristol's or whoever's post is one of vitrol and ugliness towards Pres. Obama. She says nobody calls it Denali, to them it will always be Mt. McKinley...pretty sure I've heard or read of Sarah calling it Denali also?

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    1. Anonymous7:15 AM

      LMFTFY!

      ".pretty sure I've heard or read of Sarah calling it Denali also TOO?

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  80. Anonymous7:44 AM

    If any Alaskan is waiting for Sarah Palin to agree with changing the name of Mt McKinley to Denali don't hold your breath.

    There may have been a chance that Sarah Palin might have posted on her facebook that she agreed with us Alaskans that changing the name is a good thing that Alaskans wanted but that ship has sunk because of boyfriend Donnie Trump.

    There's no way Sarah Palin will go against Donald Trump, she would rather stay silent than loose her ticket to Washington DC.


    Donald J. Trump 
    ✔@realDonaldTrump

    President Obama wants to change the name of Mt. McKinley to Denali after more than 100 years. Great insult to Ohio. I will change back!

    5:38 PM - 31 Aug 2015 · Manhattan, NY, United States.


    Sarah Palin you are either with us Alaskans or you are against us. What is it?

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    1. Anonymous7:58 AM

      Seems she threw her lot in with the Trump.

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