“Hillary Clinton breaks from Obama on Shell Oil Arctic drilling”



“The Palin family’s bloody, drunken, shirtless thrilla’ in Wasilla”



“You are here Witnesses, APD confirm Palin family was present at Anchorage party that turned violent”


Blogger Amanda Coyne reported Wednesday that the Palins were at the center of the fight. Coyne cites anonymous sources who described a shirtless Track Palin, Bristol Palin throwing punches and former Gov. Sarah Palin screaming during the melee. The reports have been widely re-circulated on national sites, including Wonkette and Gawker.

Neighbor Charles Fryer attended the party, which he described as a joint birthday party for four people, including Todd Palin. He said Sarah Palin was at the party.

Fryer said the party was “basically peaceable” until the fight occurred around 11 p.m. He heard commotion in front of the house and stepped outside to check it out.  FULL POST









“Sarah Palin and the End of an Era”

“The former Alaska governor’s split from Fox News highlights the fade of the Tea Party as well as her own diminishing role.” [National Journal]



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Disaster Looms in the Arctic. Pitch in and sign a protest to Barack Obama.

Shell Oil is supposed to start drilling in the Polar Bear Seas of America’s Arctic in a matter of weeks.

But over the last two weeks, Shell has fessed up that they can’t meet the air pollution reductions they agreed to, the Coast Guard found Shell’s clean-up barge inadequate, and this weekend a Shell drill ship came dangerously close to running aground on its way to the Arctic.

Tell the Obama administration not to ignore such obvious warning signs. It’s more apparent than ever that we can’t trust Shell to drill safely in the Polar Bear Seas.

Shell has been trying for months to get approval to drill in the Arctic this summer. To get the permits, Shell made promises about the kinds of equipment they would use to reduce air pollution and clean up a potential spill. But now, with just a few days left before they want to start drilling, they’ve admitted that their equipment isn’t up to par – and they have no way to fix it before they start drilling.

We’ve been telling the Obama administration for months that Shell can’t be trusted in the Arctic. The administration needs to hear your voice now more than ever.

Just this weekend, a Shell drill ship headed to the Polar Bear Seas almost ran aground while moored in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. 35 mph winds pushed the vessel within feet of the shore. What would happen if the ship met the gale-force winds and 25-foot waves of the Polar Bear Seas?

Shell is still trying to convince government agencies that what they have is good enough, even though it’s not what they agreed on – and it’s clear that Shell is not ready for a disaster. Shell wants us to trust them.

Do you trust Shell? Me neither. And the Obama administration shouldn’t either.

Tell the Obama administration that we can’t afford to just trust Shell.

Thank you for everything you do for our environment,

Dan Ritzman
Sierra Club Arctic Campaign Director

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