Posted by: shannynmoore | September 27, 2008

ALASKANS FOR TRUTH RALLY REPORT!

Alaska takes my breath. The beauty and strength of our land and our people never grows old. Today, a day with sun and the smell of fall in the air, was a day we stood together. Shoulder to shoulder and demanded truth from Governor Sarah Palin. We asked for justice on the behalf of Alaskans who have been thrown under the bus. We condemned the gestapo like actions of the McCain administration. We reminded each other, in the face of a national embarrassment, we have so much to be proud of. I have posted many pictures on the flicker bar in the right hand column of this website. Please check them out…share them, they are who we are. Watch the videos…and you are almost there with us!




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  1. I was just looking at the pictures, cool.

  2. Shannyn I would like to thank you and the others for turning out on such a beautiful day!!!! I hope you keep speaking up on Jon Elliot. I left Alaska in 1982 and I miss the people and the beauty of the Mountains this time of year as the snow starts to move down the mountain side.

    Ms Palin has disturbed a peaceful place by allowing the unleashing of the ghosts of the wolves she has allowed shot from piper cubs.

    I only wish I would of stayed there, Alaskans are a special people. You tend to do what is right without letting politics divide you.

    I never met a TRUE Alaskan I didn’t like. Youu are all in our hearts down here.

    Highest of Regards as the snow starts to fall,
    Mudslde Pike

  3. That video is great. Where is the music from? I wish I could get something put together and posted that fast.

  4. I’m SO glad I came, Shannyn. Like I told you earlier, just… god, thank you for doing what you’re doing. Thank you for standing up for Alaska with fellow Alaskans.

    I sent you a video on myspace of part of your speech. I hope you got it and don’t hate that I took it too much. :)

  5. Love the YouTube Song!!
    My husband sang it!!

  6. Shannyn, my photos are here: http://northernvisions.smugmug.com/gallery/6083679_8Emun#381797613_Y8QKH

    Thanks to all of you for organizing this rally. It feels so good to DO SOMETHING.

  7. Thank you Alaskans, I an very proud of you and proud to be an American. We all support you.

  8. Alaskans Rock!
    Thank you to all of you for what you are doing!
    Maybe, we could organize 50 cities together all on the same day and do it again. With that many people, you can be sure the nation would be riveted!
    Thanks again form one who has moved from a blue state and now is stuck in a red one!
    Love and Peace to all!

  9. I’ve never had the good fortune to visit Alaska. The Admiral has suggested a cruise there and since she is the entertainment director, we’ll likely get there. Frankly, I’d rather see it from the ground…

    It’s easy for us down here to forget that Gov. Palin already has a constituency and responsibilities to Alaska. Her public appearances (and her public invisibility) here in the Lower 48 have overshadowed that fact. I’ve read that there is growing dissatisfaction with her in Alaska. Do you think the dissatisfaction has always been there and is only now emerging or is this something new? Are anti-Palin dissenters now emboldened by the national attention?

    In any case, I admire Alaskans’ willingness to demand fair, transparent government. Troopergate may be a tempest in a teapot to some, but it’s those “little” scandals that tend to expose corruption and bring down the powerful.

    Best to all–

    http://www.nikonicus.net

  10. Greetings from the East Coast…

    I want to thank you Shannyn and the rest of the Alaskans that turned out to speak their collective minds about the stonewalling of the Troopergate investigation.

    There were alot of eyes on you guys yesterday and you didn’t disappoint.

    Please keep up the great work!

  11. Great work, AK. Keep shouting! Keep making signs! Keep fighting!

  12. Your friends from Maryland, the FREE state, say:

    McCain campaign flaks — get out of Alaska government NOW!

  13. You are so totally freakin awesome! Onward and upward in everything you do. Thanks Shannyn for being a 100% true Alaskan and Amercian patriot!

  14. I have posted this website on another one to get your word out. Congratulations on this rally. I hope you get the answers you so richly deserve. Thank you on behalf of California and the rest of the lower 48 states!

  15. I’d like to see these rallys here in Arizona. I’m trying to turn this state blue.
    Great work!

  16. Hello again from Texas…. Alaskans ROCK!!!!

    I will be posting a story with quotes of the rally from the Alaskan Daily News. I would love to steal your post for re-posting on my blog. With you permission and credit to you of course.

    The truth about Palin needs to get pushed more in the lower 48.

  17. As the founder of http://www.FamilyLawCourts.com some eight years ago, I can’t tell you how excited I am by Palin’s Nixonian like stonewalling the State’s investigation.

    As the press generally ignores the busiest court in the nation; family court; the result is the public remains uneducated to the reality of this court.

    The reality includes conduct of really bad cops,
    (www.FamilyLawCourts.com/badcop.html) and Routine, “interference” to outright bribes and blatant bias by one or more interested parties.

    The court is rife with fake attorneys, fake therapists and real judges who know but don’t care. Occasionally my complaints have sparked a prosecution. See below.

    In the case of a fake attorney, one interested Orange County Register columnist wrote about sixteen columns on the Ron Lais case and credited me for sending him to prison. Am under “R” – the last entry.
    http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/columns/article_939203.php

    (The fake therapist however, continues her con.)

    So while Alaskans are outraged, I’m personally thrilled by Palin’s stonewalling. There is no better example of one case which best demonstrates the reality of family court.

    This is fun but the reality is parents are killing their kids because of custody cases. Go here and scroll, http://www.FamilyLawCourts.com/kids.html

    So I for one and Thrilled family court is finally getting some attention.

    Whoo hoo! :)

  18. I am soooo impressed by this rally & the handmade signs are great. It’s good to know that the First Amendment is still alive & well in Alaska.

    No doubt Americans all over the country are heartened by this determination to step up & be heard. The stonewalling on the Monagan investigation MUST STOP!!! NO MORE LIES & NO MORE COVERUP.

    Sarah — Thanks, but no thanks!!!!….. I may be in California, but I can see your recall hearings from my house.

    GO ALASKA!!!!

  19. Thank you for all you have done, and I all you will do for Alaskans. You are a strong voice, and you care.

  20. Congratulations on a lot of things: Living in a place you love, being political active, standing up for your beliefs. Sounds like an empowering time up there.

  21. Yay Shannyn! Your speech at the rally was inspirational! Thank you for all you do.

  22. McPain = McCain/Palin Ticket

    good luck with the recall/impeachment

    In SoCal we call her the Slacka from Alaska

    any more backstory on Todd or Brad?

    Inspiring signs everyone; thanks!

  23. THANK you for your blog and for the truth. Loved your speech at the rally and keep telling it like it is.

    As a former Alaskan, I’m proud to see the people take to the street to take back their state.

    Keep up the great work – I’ll do my part from Oregon.

  24. YOU TUBE VIDS, FINALLY!!! wooohooo, i am so excited… i am going to twitter and email this around. thanks for sharing (and for your words of wisdom) shannyn!

  25. Shannyn,

    Keep up the great work. Thank you for all you are doing. I love it.

  26. You all rock. Srsly.

  27. Shannyn, a strong Alaskan woman that can connect sentences, and tells the truth, and…
    she’s hilarious too. We luv ya.

  28. Thank you, Shannyn!
    Thank you, Alaska!

    We are all Alaskans

  29. Keep fighting the good fight. I think that all of you are brave. I am proud of all of you for standing up for the truth and for sharing it with the rest of us.

    I’m in the lower 48 and we don’t get this kind of news here. We are being led to believe that Palin has an high approval rating and that everyone there loves her and what she stands for.

    Thanks again, all of you are the real heros!

  30. Someone put your link on huffingtonpost.com!! This is great!! Anyway, you can come and do interviews with MSNBC or CNN? We hear in the 48 need to hear this story. ASAP!!!!

  31. Thank you for your admirable efforts to show America that Alaskans are real American too. greetings from Pennsylvania.

  32. Nice job and wonderful music.

    Thank you!

  33. Here are some of your early bridge to nowhere facts!
    Biden and his running mate voted to keep the project alive twice. Both Biden and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama voted to kill a Senate amendment that would have diverted federal funding for the bridge to repair a Louisiana span badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina, Senate records show. And both voted for the final transportation bill that included the $223 million earmark for the Alaska project.
    An amendment offered by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, would have stripped the money appropriated to connect the Alaskan coastal city of Ketchikan to its airport on sparsely populated Gravina Island and diverted the money to Louisiana. But Biden and Obama and 80 of their colleagues rejected the measure, an amendment to a massive 2005 transportation bill that funded thousands of projects across the country. “That is probably the most disturbing element of this and the campaigning on the Bridge to Nowhere,” said Bill Allison of the Sunlight Foundation, a taxpayer watchdog group. “Because, yes, they had a chance to vote specifically against the Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska to redirect the money to people, to bridges and infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Katrina going in to New Orleans, and they chose not to.” The final version passed the Senate 93-1.
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/23/biden.earmarks/index.html

    For as much as you all complain about Sarah Palin I wonder how many of you ran for office yourselves…city..state..or senate seats???
    Your rally videos look like the Alaskan version of Gloria Steinem’s Ms magazine.

  34. citizen, just how many points do you round up in a day on the McCain blog being a troll? It’s so fitting for McCain to encourage garbage tactics in his campaign. McCain would need to look up integrity and then write it on a chalk board 500x while still lacking the true meaning.

  35. Thank u for showing those of us in the lower 48 that there are actually non-partisan people living in Alaska. I am sorry to say I do not know much about your great state, except for the beautiful scenes I’ve seen in photos or TV. Now, at least through your website I see that there are actually intelligent, thoughtful, and most importantly morally upright citizens of the world.

  36. Wow! I am happy and impressed that you guys are helping to save the world from the disaster that is Sarah Palin.
    Keep up the brave and necessary work!

  37. Alaska: Beautiful state, Beautiful people! Thank You!

  38. Thank you! : ) You guys don’t deserve the governor you got. I, too, like the word “impeach” better. : )

  39. Wow! I love it. Thank you showing the rest of the world what’s really going on in Alaska. This bought tears to my eyes to see that the people in Alaska are fighting for truth and justice. Beautiful! Keep up the fight. We will prevail.

    Much love from Maryland

  40. THANK YOU, citizens of Alaska! SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER! United, we can change the world!

  41. Way to go group! You know though, if Obama wins in November, you get her back! What are you going to do with her then?

    Good luck to you all, I wish you the best.

  42. I am impressed. This election is generating a LOT of interest world wide. Good to see good honest folk standing up for good honest values.
    Best wishes from Down Under.

  43. Thank God for exposing how Alaskans are fighting for truth. Sarah Palin had me rethinking ever coming to Alaska but now I see she doesn’t represent the truth squads in Alaska.
    How come no one from the big networks show what you good people are doing and saying. I know Fox won’t, not ever but contact CNN and MSMBC. Please get your stories out there PLEASE before she wrecks our entire country.

  44. Thanks – I have always had this idealized idea of Alaska in my head and dreamed of going there. Sarah Palin made me think that perhaps I was wrong? You’ve made me start planning that trip again.

  45. Shannyn, you must be someone with guts and convictions. It’s good to know you’re thriving!

    In Alaska– of all places– shouldn’t government be as open as the horizon? Best wishes in your fight to make it so.

  46. I just watched the interview Ms. Moore did for MSNBC on Gov. Palins church affiliations, and am extremely concerned. I live in the Tampa Bay area, and we have a large Wiccan/Pagan community. By large, I mean it is about the size of the whole town of Wasilla. I believe in our freedom of religion, until that freedom is used to undermine or even attack another’s beliefs. Gov.Palin obviously condones her Pastor/church’s “Witch Hunt” beliefs and tactics, to what end? Should we Witches here in Florida and across the nation get ready for another burning time?
    Thank you Ms.Moore for bringing this to our attention, the clip is making its rounds in plenty of time to assist in our decision making at the polls.

  47. The following is an email sent from a Democratic supporter!!!

    Dear supporter ,

    Hi, my name is Roger Fisk and I’m the State Director for the Obama campaign here in Massachusetts. I want to tell you about an exciting program we’re launching called Camp Obama.
    During these training sessions, people like you will be taking their support for Barack to the next level by learning the (Alinsky) organizing principles that this campaign and our movement for change are built on.
    Camp Obama attendees will receive real world organizing experience that will have a direct impact on this election. Graduates of Camp Obama will go on to become Deputy Field Organizers who will lead this campaign to victory in crucial battleground states around the country.
    Find out more about this exciting opportunity to take a leadership role in this movement for change.
    By participating in Camp Obama, you’ll get the kind of experience that Barack got as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago, where he learned that real change happens from the bottom up.
    That experience transformed Barack’s life and made him who he is today.
    Camp Obama is your chance to put those very same principles into action — to win this election and to strengthen democracy in communities around the country.
    After completing the program, you’ll be required to work as a Deputy Field Organizer in a battleground state where you’ll organize supporters and help lead our grassroots Get Out The Vote operation.
    Apply for a spot at Camp Obama and become a leader in our movement for change:
    This campaign relies on the passion and enthusiasm of ordinary supporters, but it needs leaders who can organize these supporters and turn their enthusiasm into votes on Election Day.
    Camp Obama is your chance to step up and become a leader in this movement.

    Thanks,

    Massachusetts State Director
    Obama for America

    The Alinsky way…

    Rules for Radicals
    In 1971, Saul Alinsky wrote an text on grassroots organizing titled Rules for Radicals. Those who prefer cooperative tactics describe the book as out-of-date. Nevertheless, it provides some of the best advice on confrontational tactics. Alinsky begins this way:
    What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away.
    His “rules” derive from many successful campaigns where he helped poor people fighting power and privilege
    For Alinsky, organizing is the process of highlighting what is wrong and convincing people they can actually do something about it. The two are linked. If people feel they don’t have the power to change a bad situation, they stop thinking about it.
    According to Alinsky, the organizer — especially a paid organizer from outside — must first overcome suspicion and establish credibility. Next the organizer must begin the task of agitating: rubbing resentments, fanning hostilities, and searching out controversy. This is necessary to get people to participate. An organizer has to attack apathy and disturb the prevailing patterns of complacent community life where people have simply come to accept a bad situation. Alinsky would say, “The first step in community organization is community disorganization.”
    Through a process combining hope and resentment, the organizer tries to create a “mass army” that brings in as many recruits as possible from local organizations, churches, services groups, labor unions, corner gangs, and individuals.
    Alinsky provides a collection of rules to guide the process. But he emphasizes these rules must be translated into real-life tactics that are fluid and responsive to the situation at hand.
    Rule 1: Power is not only what you have, but what an opponent thinks you have. If your organization is small, hide your numbers in the dark and raise a din that will make everyone think you have many more people than you do.
    Rule 2: Never go outside the experience of your people. The result is confusion, fear, and retreat.
    Rule 3: Whenever possible, go outside the experience of an opponent. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.
    Rule 4: Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. “You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”
    Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.
    Rule 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy. “If your people aren’t having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.”
    Rule 7: A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag. Commitment may become ritualistic as people turn to other issues.
    Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this that will cause the opposition to react to your advantage.”
    Rule 9: The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself. When Alinsky leaked word that large numbers of poor people were going to tie up the washrooms of O’Hare Airport, Chicago city authorities quickly agreed to act on a longstanding commitment to a ghetto organization. They imagined the mayhem as thousands of passengers poured off airplanes to discover every washroom occupied. Then they imagined the international embarrassment and the damage to the city’s reputation.
    Rule 10: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. Avoid being trapped by an opponent or an interviewer who says, “Okay, what would you do?”
    Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.
    According to Alinsky, the main job of the organizer is to bait an opponent into reacting. “The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength.”
    “Ridicule is man”s most potent weapon.”

    After looking at the Alaska proObama sites I wonder how many of you are Camp Obama graduates???

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  50. [...] in the Democratic caucus in February, the 20,991 newly registered voters, and the three largest political rallies in Alaska’s [...]

  51. Great information, I thought Alaska went to sleep. The latest word is Palin 2012 for pres., OMG I hope not. Alaska please dont fall asleep. I was livid when McCain thought using Palin to promote his failing campaign would work and his disrespect for women. But when Palin campaigned so negativily I was shocked. When main stream media did not covered how Alaskians felt I though omg they all in on supporting her lies. Well that will teach me. Thanks Alaska for holding on to truth and respect. Keep up the work do not quit. I agree, send a loud message that politicians will be held accountable.

  52. [...] in the Democratic caucus in February, the 20,991 newly registered voters, and the three largest political rallies in Alaska’s history. I would also have to forget the people I stood in a long line with to early [...]

  53. [...] in the Democratic caucus in February, the 20,991 newly registered voters, and the three largest political rallies in Alaska’s history. I would also have to forget the people I stood in a long line with to early vote. It would be [...]

  54. FANTASTIC!

    SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW AND KEEP THIS MOMENTUM GOING.

    Sarah Palin will do whatever it takes to gain more power. She is dangerous and we don’t want her to sneak back in to the National scene.

    Impeachment has a nice ring to it. Don’t you think?

    Thanks Shannyn.


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