Sunday, August 30, 2015

President Obama just renamed Alaska's tallest mountain.

Courtesy of ABC News:  

President Obama has changed the name of Alaska's Mt. McKinley to Denali, the White House announced Sunday, a day before the president is set to visit the state. 

"Denali" is the Alaskan Native name for the mountain, which is North America's tallest - and a site of cultural significance to Alaska's native population. 

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell signed the order renaming the mountain on Friday. Obama will officially rename the peak in Anchorage tomorrow, where he will kick off his presidential visit to the 49th state. 

The name change follows a longstanding effort to re-designate the mountain by its Athabascan name. In 1975 Alaska's governor formally requested that the secretary of the interior work to change the name, following a resolution from the Alaska State Legislature. 

"For centuries, Alaskans have known this majestic mountain as the 'Great One.' Today we are honored to be able to officially recognize the mountain as Denali," Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, wrote in a statement thanking the president.

Well I'm glad to see that Lisa Murkowski is supporting the name change, because true Alaskans have been  arguing for it for decades.

Denali was renamed Mt. McKinley by some white gold prospector and that became the official name back in 1917. And it has been pissing off the Alaska natives ever since.

The name Denali means "the great one" and if you have ever seen it you know that is the name it deserves.

Look, President Obama is already doing great things for Alaska, and he has not even landed here yet. One can only imagine how much he will accomplish in the three days that he is scheduled to be here.

Update: Oh and by the way fuck Ohio. That's right, I said it!

101 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:39 PM

    Denali? What happened to Mt. Sarah?

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    1. Anonymous5:07 PM

      If it is true Glenn Rice, Brad Hanson, Curt Menard Jr and Todd Palin mounted Sarah doesn't mean we have to rename Mt McKinley to Mt Sarah

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    2. Anonymous6:12 PM

      Who, in their right mind, wants to mount sarah? The mountain never quit, so calling it Sarah would be an insult.

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    3. Anonymous6:58 PM

      Mt. Quitter.

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    4. Anonymous9:41 PM

      YAY !!!
      I've never referred to Denali as Mt. mmmmmmm ..

      see, i still can't say it ..

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    5. Anonymous6:24 AM

      Wonder what Ms. Coke nose will say? She is the ONLY Alasssskan to call it Mt. McKinley!
      You know she will have a facebook screed up in time for POTUS visit.
      I have seen Denali with my own eyes and it is indeed "the great one". I hope our President gets to see it and has a nice visit without any palin interference.
      You know lizard lips will be there....bitch please!

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    6. Anonymous7:51 AM

      Gryphen, I just read the "Fuck Ohio" link...WTF? These Asshole Repubs are so hung up about flags and names and shit?!
      "To prevent the name change, all Ohio lawmakers need to do is introduce a one-sentence bill in Congress every two years. This was done for nearly 20 years by Rep. Ralph Regula. "
      How can OHIO have any say about a Alaskan Mountain?
      I'm really surprised the Alaskan Leg hasn't done something about this? But they are too busy trying to "rePill" Obamacare for y'all up there....
      It is a Alaskan Mountain and should have a Alaskan name! I bet if Ohio tried to reach in a grab Alaskan oil there would be a uproar? Why not about this and yes! Fuck OHIO!!!

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    7. Anonymous8:03 AM

      The name of America's tallest mountain must B returned this is a WHpetition 2keep OH grubby hands off of #Denali http://wh.gov/i2IIc

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  2. Anonymous4:39 PM

    Lisa had to get her name in there somewhere, and Big Oil doesn't need her services to ignorantly bash the president today.

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    1. Anonymous6:02 PM

      Lisa had better play nice while President Obama is in Alaska or she is very liable to get her mouth slapped by a true Alaskan!

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    2. Anonymous10:00 AM

      Yes Lisa had to get her name in but has there been any comment from Uncle Don or Ohio Dan? Probably not from Dan as he is Ohio's third Senator.

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  3. Anonymous4:41 PM

    Good one President Obama!
    This is the name the mountain should have!

    I can't wait to hear what Old Lizard Lips Palin has to say about this... I'm sure she will dedicate a minute or so of unintelligible babble on the subject...

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    1. Anonymous6:50 PM

      And what will lip-licking lizard lips say? Her spawn have native blood. I'd love to see RAM and Brancy try!

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    2. Anonymous8:27 PM

      She's belatedly remembering that she's always been a William McKinley fan girl.

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  4. Anonymous4:43 PM

    Parts of Alaska are so pretty yet people insist on completely altering their photographs with a filter. They they rave about "Mother Nature".

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  5. Anonymous4:45 PM

    Sarah, herself, calls it Denali. She should be overjoyed to hear that President Obama has done this for the people of Alaska. Expect her to give him two thumbs up.

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    1. You really don't know her do you?

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    2. Anonymous5:01 PM

      Ha! The day she gets over her vindictive, nasty, evil self to acknowledge our stellar president, is the day pigs fly. Ain't gonna happen. She'll have some snide, snarky backhanded comment that will reveal her malice, there is no doubt of that, it's just how she rolls.

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    3. Anonymous5:16 PM

      Palin give Obama credit?

      LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLO!!!

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    4. Anonymous5:51 PM

      Yeah, like that time she thanked Dubya for keeping us safe,

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    5. Anonymous6:01 PM

      The racist bitch doesn't have it in her to be kind to others.

      President Obama is such a better person than Palin! There is no comparison!

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    6. Anonymous10:14 PM

      She'll claim she's been lobbying him to do it.

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  6. Anonymous5:07 PM

    Actually, he renamed the tallest mountain in the US!

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  7. Anonymous5:10 PM

    I disagree with Anon 4:39 that we rename Mt McKinley to Mt Sarah

    If it is true:

    Dylan "Mounted" Bristol
    Levi "Mounted" Bristol
    Ben "Mounted" Bristol
    Levi again "Mounted" Bristol
    Gino "Mounted" Bristol
    Joey "Mounted" Bristol
    Dakota "Mounted" Bristol
    Cletus the Fetus' sperm donor "Mounted" Bristol

    Then it is only right to name Mt McKinley to

    "Mount" Bristol

    It is only right to change Mt McKinley to
    "Mount" Bristol in honor of Alaska's most famous sexually promiscuous abstinence leader of our youths. Bristol has worked long and hard and we need to honor Bristol.

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  8. I was lucky enough to see Denali a few times in 2011. It's usually shrouded in clouds.A magnificent sight! I have always since then called it by it's rightful name.
    Bravo, Obama!

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    1. Anonymous5:58 PM

      I've lived in Alaska since 1950 and have heard the mountain called "Denali" for a long, long time.

      Thank you, President Obama!!

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  9. Anonymous5:13 PM

    Maybe Bristol will name her new baby, 'Denali' in honor of President Obama's restoration of 'the Great One' name change. Denali works whether girl or boy, black, white, or brown.

    dowl

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    1. Anonymous6:27 PM

      Denial would be more appropiate. It's an anagram, just like Bris

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  10. Wait for a FB screed from Sarah bashing our wonderful POTUS for government overreach for changing Mt McKinley's name to Denali.

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    1. abbafan5:52 PM

      SPHASH, the chickenshit AIP traitors $arah and Pimp Toad are hiding in the lower 48, waiting to pounce upon the President from behind her Fuckbook screen! They damn well know better than to show their ugly, treasonous faces in AK while President Obama visits! P.S. - $arah, go home and tend to your "son's" special needs, you idiot! Signed, Your Heavenly Father...

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    2. Anonymous7:59 PM

      She has a niece named McKinley, but there are many more non-racist parents whose kids have Denali in their names.

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    3. Anonymous7:59 PM

      abbafan, you have the knack LOL

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    4. Anonymous2:39 AM

      7:59 what's up with the stupid naming practices of the Palin klan? McKinley on a girl? Mc means "son of".

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  11. Anonymous5:38 PM

    I understand President Obama is going to visit Dillingham.
    Isn't that where Todd's relatives live? What a coincidence!

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    1. Anonymous5:57 PM

      I'm sure that President Obama could care less. He's always nothing but kind when he meets ALL people!

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    2. Anonymous6:02 AM

      I think they read that Ron Howard named his kids by where they were conceived.
      Track..at the high school track, during a meet, under the bleachers (she was covering the event in her job as sports reporter for the TV station and Mr Manard was there watching his sister run). Bristol...Bristol Bay; Willow...Willow Alaska or maybe under a Willow tree; Piper...in Brad's Piper Cub while Todd was working in the shop.

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    3. Anonymous6:43 AM

      Sorry..that was supposed to be on the post asking how the Heath clan named their kids.

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  12. Anonymous5:41 PM

    Most of the climbers I know already call it Denali

    ~Canuck~

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  13. Sgt. Preston of the Yukon5:42 PM

    Pure partisan politics.
    McKinley was one of the greatest Republican presidents.
    If you remove his name, then you should rename it Mount St. Ronnie Gipper Reagan.

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    1. Anonymous6:53 PM

      Alzheimer's Ridge.

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    2. Anonymous6:58 PM

      Yes--let's all remember the great accomplishments of President McKinley. Which were---?

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    3. Anonymous4:02 AM

      Using false intelligence to take us into an illegal war against an over matched country for economic gain because of manifest destiny. In other words God told him to. Wait, where have I heard that more recently.

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    4. Anonymous10:21 AM

      5:42 -- McKinley was great until he was assassinated just after he was sworn into his second term, making Theordore Roosevelt president!
      McKinley was the result of back-room politics over there in Ohio. They never expected up-start Roosevelt to take over! The last laughs on them.

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    5. Anonymous12:49 PM

      @5:42 PM,

      Because naming the mountain after another republican president (Ronald Reagan), is totally not partisan politics, right? Hypocrite.

      Fuck "Ronnie Gipper Reagan."

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    6. Sgt. Preston of the Yukon4:30 PM

      I guess irony and satire
      aren't in your playbook,
      no matter how obvious.

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  14. Oh please, oh please, oh please let the moronic one (yes Sarah) come up with a convoluted ignorant screeching reason that President Obama was wrong to do something real Alaskans have wanted for ages.

    I hope her head leaks before it explodes in fury.

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  15. Anonymous5:45 PM

    This should make the Palins all pleased as punch.

    It is like he named the highest after Sarah.

    I don't remember Todd's SS code name but I think Sarah was Denali.

    Will Sarah and Todd make a surprise entrance into Dillingham? It would be an ideal time to acknowledge their daughter and her latest activism.
    https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11831658_10204737345608901_5878677185131103821_n.jpg?oh=55da20eb635cccf0ffe4b4fa321c2bcf&oe=56767633

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    1. Anonymous6:44 AM

      I don't remember Todd's SS code name but I think Sarah was Denali.
      ***
      You're right!!!
      I remember that now that your brought it up. I don't remember Tawd's SS name either. Should of been "The pimpdaddy"!

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  16. Anonymous5:56 PM

    Thank you, President Obama for taking care of this matter which has been going on for a very long time! Denali it is!

    I can hardly wait to welcome you to Alaska!

    I sincerely hope the jerks that call themselves Republicans, that we have in Alaska, conduct themselves in an orderly manner and keep their nasty mouths shut! It would be a huge treat for Alaskans to experience!

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    1. Anonymous7:20 PM

      I find that Barack Obama has made a point of taking care of matters that have been languishing and/or unsolved for a long time. Healthcare, Bin Laden, ending 2 wars, care for Native people, Cuba, Iran... he does not shy away from what needs to be done, no matter what sort of right wing (and sometimes left wing) pushback. He just stays the course until the job is done, and we are all the better for it. He has stunning political and personal courage.

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    2. Anonymous7:53 PM

      Absolutely correct, 7:20 PM

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  17. Anonymous6:06 PM

    Crackpots up there will say he's kissing ass. I hate politics.

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    1. Anonymous6:51 PM

      Kissing ass to whom? He's a lame duck! :)

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  18. Anita Winecooler6:19 PM

    Go, President Obama!!!! This isn't any run of the mill mountain, it's majesty is breathtaking. Does this mean that one of Palin's kinfolk will have to rename their daughter "Denali"???
    Next Stop, renaming the pristine Bristol Bay......

    Any witty suggestions????

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    1. Anonymous6:50 PM

      Breeder's Bay ?

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    2. Anonymous6:53 PM

      Bletus Bay.

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    3. Anonymous10:11 PM

      Shailey Tripp Bay

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  19. Anonymous6:54 PM

    In my professional circles, it's always been Denali. Geologists never said Mt. McKinley.

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  20. Anonymous7:26 PM

    Making this 'official' will change signage, tourist publications, legal documents, etc. all of which will finally line up with the local usage of 'Denali'. Good job, President O!

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  21. I agree with Gryphen in this instance---fuck Ohio. I love my state
    but there are a lot of whiney assholes here.

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    1. Anonymous6:06 AM

      Agree. I also love my state and am sorry these idiots think they have any say in naming something in a different state. Shame on Bob Gibbs for pushing this. But I am not surprised. He would fit in very well with Sarah Palin.

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  22. Anonymous7:55 PM

    I'm sure Sarah will be staying away in droves, not crouching somewhere prepared to crash-tackle the president because that's the only way she'll EVER get to meet him or anyone of his caliber.

    And Alaska will thank her for keeping the Palin stink away.

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  23. Anonymous8:13 PM

    As a New Yorker who was fortunate enough to see Denali for the first time a decade ago this month, this news made me smile.

    Thank you, President Obama.

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  24. Anonymous8:15 PM

    Speaking of Ohio, wonder if POTUS can help us get rid of our carpetbagging Senator from Ohio?

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  25. Anonymous8:21 PM

    I no longer live there. How has he affected AK?

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  26. Anonymous8:21 PM

    We know then Governor Sarah Palin signed the Alaska Film Tax Credit legislation and right before then Governor Sarah Palin quit she revised and signed the Alaska Film Tax Credit.

    Then shortly after quitting on us, the Quitter Governor Sarah Palin solicited the Alaska Film Tax Credit program for Sarah Palin’s Alaska and shortly became a millionaire from the Alaska Film Credit and the Palins were enriched from the legislation mommy signed before quitting

    Did then Governor Sarah Palin in her short time as our governor push to officially change the name Mt McKinley to Denali?

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    1. Anonymous9:14 PM

      Hell no she wanted it changed to MT. Palin. Something she could relate to, or should i say mount Palin.

      They were just bickering about the cost, she thought her worth was a lot higher, unfortunately Todd set them sraight and was given the job of carrying her purse to continue his allowance, it was either that or no new airplane.

      What could a real man do? I ask you. it's a hard knock life for poor Todd, bitch gets botox and brings home the bacon and all he has to do is say " Yeah, you looked great. By the way, do you have a gig coming up? just asking "Cause Bristol needs more money to babysit Trig, I mean can't you put out some selfies of Trig while your out there doing your thing in Liberal California? We need money! Bristol is going to pop in December and so far no ones chestnuts are roasting on an open fire. She won't talk about it ok? so we sit around waiting for any guy to come forward and admit they screwed our daughter.

      How the hell bad is it when no guy out there will admit he may be the Dad? Come home.

      How much money did you make this week? Just saying Trig says your ugly, Piper is starting school and can't help to babysit Trig right now. Bristol is glad of the money she gets from SarahPac for taking care of Trig now but when she has this next baby she can't screw the Daddy for child support and she will be to busy taking selfies and selling the new baby pics to anyone who will buy them.

      Come home Sarah. I will carry your purse, I will dole out your meds, hell, i will even kiss you in public and promise not to call you Caitlin Jenner! I will overlook your Madame Tussaunds face and your fake eyelashes because you make the dough while i sit on my ass.

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  27. Anonymous8:24 PM

    Super random but I've noticed over the last 6 years Bristol likes the following quote - a lot:

    I was raised to hustle like a man because I was told never to depend on one.

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    1. Anonymous8:34 PM

      Bristol darling, if you were raised to be like a man then that explains your promiscuous activities. You were raised to be like your daddy.

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    2. Anonymous8:37 PM

      Looks like Bristol took after a dog in heat.

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    3. Anonymous10:08 PM

      Good advice from her 'expert' papa who has shown by his actions that he is not a dependable man. She certainly rates a high grade in the 'hustle' category learned a mama's well worn knees.

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    4. "I was raised to hustle like a man because I was told never to depend on one."
      ------------------------------------
      As if women don't hustle or have drive and ambition and goals. What a stupid and trite statement. No wonder that dullard Bristol likes it.

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    5. Anonymous2:54 PM

      That sounds more like Marina. Bristol isn't that deep--or ambitious.

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  28. Anonymous8:30 PM

    Pretty please Joseph P. Clancy, the 24th Director of the United States Secret Service, please keep your agents away from Wasilla and Todd Palin. We know what happened last time and we don't want this to happen again. We love President Obama and we need our agents on their toes and not on their backs.

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    1. Anonymous8:42 PM

      You forgot to mention to keep exotic Russian model Marina Lupas away from our Secret Service agents while they are in Alaska. We don't need her to do whatever it is she does. We seen her practically nude pictures.

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  29. Anonymous8:59 PM

    Wonkette is laughing at people who blame Sarah Palin because Jared Loughner shot Gabby Giffords. But that doesn't apply to anyone at this blog.

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    1. Anonymous11:20 PM

      Troll says what?

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    2. Anonymous2:22 AM

      Gibberish.

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    3. Anonymous2:29 AM

      O/T - Mental illness is no laughing matter. Your's and Jared Loughners's is nothing to take lightly. There is nothing to laugh about with that tragedy. People died and were maimed.

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    4. Anonymous5:02 AM

      wtf?

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    5. Anonymous10:13 AM

      They aren't laughing.

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    6. Anonymous12:57 PM

      @8:59 PM,

      Where did this come from, all of a sudden? You're a weirdo.

      Do you know how many times Wonkette has laughed $arah Palin? Wonkette is no fan of $arah Palin.

      Hell, most of America used to laugh at $arah Palin too, but now most Americans are just trying to ignore the dumb attention whore.

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  30. Anonymous10:17 PM

    Sarah Palin reads Immoral Minority. You will see Sarah Palin posting a facebook comment thanking President Obama for renaming Mt McKinley to Denali because she read our comments and doesn't want to appear evil .

    You read it here first at Immoral Minority.

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    1. Anonymous12:59 PM

      $arah Palin will shit on President Obama like she always does, because she's evil, and doesn't care.

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  31. Anonymous10:21 PM

    Damn it we should have thought about it earlier. We were worried about Todd getting to the Secret Service agents that will come here with President Obama. We should be worried if Todd's girls got to the Secret Service advance team that was here earlier.

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  32. Anonymous10:41 PM

    President Obama is coming to Alaska? Will he come and see me? He's so hot, oops I wet my granny panties again.

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    1. Cracklin Charlie7:10 AM

      Go take a shower, freak.

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    2. Anonymous1:00 PM

      @10.41 PM,

      $arah?

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  33. Anonymous12:04 AM

    Denali it will become. It was a long time coming. I wonder who took that fabulous photo.

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  34. Eventually Alaskans will have to come to terms with the fact that as a former governor, Palin will need to be honored in visible and public ways. That she served only half her term makes this tricky.
    Perhaps, the first half of a highway, the first few floors of a government building, half of a bridge, part of a lake, a portion of a park, grades nine and ten of a high school. There are lots of ways to honor her appropriately.

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    1. Anonymous4:58 AM

      An outhouse is more suited to honor Palin

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    2. Anonymous10:12 AM

      A room within a larger building named for either Govenor Parnell, or, better yet, Governor Walker.

      That's what they did for the college president who quit half-way though his expected term. He left town,and they gave him a recital hall in respect.

      Or in Sarah's case, a girls' locker room.

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  35. Anonymous4:56 AM

    Uncle Gryph has posted any new comments yet. Could be one of two things.

    1. Uncle Gryph got whacked, I mean somehow water got into his gas tank. (We pray nothing happened ).

    2. Uncle Gryph went to greet our beloved President Obama to our beautiful state.

    We pray its number 2.

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    1. Anonymous5:11 AM

      Just as I pressed Publish and refreshed there were new posts. We are so thankful Gryph didn’t get whacked, I mean got water in his locked gas tank

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  36. Anonymous5:08 AM

    Please Please Sarah Palin don't show up when Air Force One arrives holding a tray of left over cookies from the time you tried to feed the starving Native Alaskans. You quit, you're not important, you lost your chance to be governor and greet President Obama when he arrives.

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  37. Anonymous5:43 AM

    I can't wait to see how the Tundra Turd tries to spin this one. I feel all giddy about it! NOT

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  38. Anonymous6:10 AM

    Yes, FUCK OHIO. The state that gave you John Boehner. The state that gave you Ken Blackwell, the state atty general that rigged the 04' election for Bush. That Ohio. FUCK YOU.

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  39. Anonymous10:31 AM

    So, call something in Ohio McKinley! cased closed.

    It's pitiful that Ohio wants also lay claim to the Wright brothers.
    Surely hey have something, anything they can claim their own --
    the Cayahoga river setting itself on fire/? See Randy Newman.

    Watch out, Alaska. He hasn't written yet about you.

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  40. Anonymous12:58 PM

    Doesn't anyone think it is odd, with all the villages in AK that Obama is going to Dillingham?

    I hope they locked Toad and his AIP cohorts up somewhere and nothing had better happen to Pres. Obama

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    1. Anonymous2:51 PM

      No, this Alaskan doesn't find it odd. There aren't really all that many villages in Alaska, and Dillingham is the center of the Bristol Bay fishery and impacted directly by sea-level change. The Palins are so over in Alaska that no one is even mentioning them.

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  41. Frosty no longer AK1:00 PM

    It's about damned time they called the mountain by it's rightful name. For the 30+ years I was in AK, it was Denali to me.

    Ohio has nothing that is great? So they need to steal from others???

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