Detail, east Portland photo, courtesy Miles Hochstein / Portland Ground.



For old times' sake
The bojack bumper sticker -- only $1.50!

To order, click here.







Excellent tunes -- free! And on your browser right now. Just click on Radio Bojack!






E-mail us here.

About

This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on October 10, 2008 6:50 AM. The previous post in this blog was Voting hanky-panky begins. The next post in this blog is Lewis joins Good Old Boy Network. Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.

Archives

Links

Law and Taxation
How Appealing
TaxProf Blog
Mauled Again
Tax Appellate Blog
A Taxing Matter
TaxVox
Tax.com
Josh Marquis
Native America, Discovered and Conquered
The Yin Blog
Ernie the Attorney
Conglomerate
Above the Law
The Volokh Conspiracy
Going Concern
Bag and Baggage
Wealth Strategies Journal
Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation
myCorporateResource.com
World of Work
The Faculty Lounge
Lowering the Bar
OrCon Law

Hap'nin' Guys
Tony Pierce
Parkway Rest Stop
Utterly Boring.com
Along the Gradyent
Dwight Jaynes
Bob Borden
Dingleberry Gazette
The Red Electric
Iced Borscht
Jeremy Blachman
Dean's Rhetorical Flourish
Straight White Guy
HinesSight
Onfocus
Jalpuna
Beerdrinker.org
As Time Goes By
Dave Wagner
Jeff Selis
Alas, a Blog
Scott Hendison
Sansego
The View Through the Windshield
Appliance Blog
The Bleat

Hap'nin' Gals
My Whim is Law
Lelo in Nopo
Attorney at Large
Linda Kruschke
The Non-Consumer Advocate
10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place
A Pig of Success
Attorney at Large
Margaret and Helen
Kimberlee Jaynes
Cornelia Seigneur
Mireio
And Sew It Goes
Mile 73
Rainy Day Thoughts
That Black Girl
Posie Gets Cozy
{AE}
Cat Eyes
Rhi in Pink
Althouse
GirlHacker
Ragwaters, Bitters, and Blue Ruin
Frytopia
Rose City Journal
Type Like the Wind

Portland and Oregon
Isaac Laquedem
StumptownBlogger
Rantings of a [Censored] Bus Driver
Jeff Mapes
Vintage Portland
The Portlander
South Waterfront
Amanda Fritz
O City Hall Reporters
Guilty Carnivore
Old Town by Larry Norton
The Alaunt
Bend Blogs
Lost Oregon
Cafe Unknown
Tin Zeroes
David's Oregon Picayune
Mark Nelsen's Weather Blog
Travel Oregon Blog
Portland Daily Photo
Portland Building Ads
Portland Food and Drink.com
Dave Knows Portland
Idaho's Portugal
Alameda Old House History
MLK in Motion
LoveSalem

Retired from Blogging
Various Observations...
The Daily E-Mail
Saving James
Portland Freelancer
Furious Nads (b!X)
Izzle Pfaff
The Grich
Kevin Allman
AboutItAll - Oregon
Lost in the Details
Worldwide Pablo
Tales from the Stump
Whitman Boys
Misterblue
Two Pennies
This Stony Planet
1221 SW 4th
Twisty
I am a Fish
Here Today
What If...?
Superinky Fixations
Pinktalk
Mellow-Drama
The Rural Bus Route
Another Blogger
Mikeyman's Computer Treehouse
Rosenblog
Portland Housing Blog

Wonderfully Wacky
Dave Barry
Borowitz Report
Blort
Stuff White People Like
Worst of the Web

Valuable Time-Wasters
My Gallery of Jacks
Litterbox, On the Prowl
Litterbox, Bag of Bones
Litterbox, Scratch
Maukie
Ride That Donkey
Singin' Horses
Rally Monkey
Simon Swears
Strong Bad's E-mail

Oregon News
KGW-TV
The Oregonian
Portland Tribune
KOIN
Willamette Week
KATU
The Sentinel
Southeast Examiner
Northwest Examiner
Sellwood Bee
Mid-County Memo
Vancouver Voice
Eugene Register-Guard
OPB
Topix.net - Portland
Salem Statesman-Journal
Oregon Capitol News
Portland Business Journal
Daily Journal of Commerce
Oregon Business
KPTV
Portland Info Net
McMinnville News Register
Lake Oswego Review
The Daily Astorian
Bend Bulletin
Corvallis Gazette-Times
Roseburg News-Review
Medford Mail-Tribune
Ashland Daily Tidings
Newport News-Times
Albany Democrat-Herald
The Eugene Weekly
Portland IndyMedia
The Columbian

Music-Related
The Beatles
Bruce Springsteen
Seal
Sting
Joni Mitchell
Ella Fitzgerald
Steve Earle
Joe Ely
Stevie Wonder
Lou Rawls

E-mail, Feeds, 'n' Stuff

Friday, October 10, 2008

Big day for Troopergate

We should hear today a little more about how the governor of Alaska runs things. Of course, she's a big one for clearing herself of wrongdoing -- just ask her about her taxes.

Comments (19)

Jack,

Did you catch her latest? She is complaining that the investigators didn't interview her!

Uh Sarah, when you ignore a suboena and refuse to testify that is kind of what happens...

Local media are already waiting outside the room where the Legislative Council is receiving the report. They snapped off a view photos of the Legislative Council before the blinds were drawn on the room.

http://community.adn.com/adn/node/132527

Looks like Plain's allies on the committee are tryign ot block release. This thing must be pretty damaging.

Hopefully the dems don't spend too much time on this troopergate thing. Any decision that comes out of the legislative ethics group will be perceived as partisan. What she did or didn't do will be completely unproven because most of the pressure that was placed on Monegan was done through third parties. She will always have plausible deniability that she didn't know what was going on unless a credible person from her inner circle steps forward and narcs her out. There is also the problem that the ex-brother probably was an a-hole and some may sympathize with her for wanting him canned.

However, she can't sweep the whole Alaska Independence Party affiliation under the rug. For some reason the mainstream media just doesn't seem to give a darn that her and her husband wanted to secede from the United States of America just a few years back. Her little cheerleader video in early 2008 telling them that she was "proud" of them is pretty strong evidence that she's an AIP sympathizer.

I don't know if Palin supporters will block release of the report. That makes it look like they are covering up something nasty. Probably are delaying the release until it is to late to for prime time news.

"... today a little ... about ... the governor ... things. ... she's a big one for ... wrong doing ... her ...."

Really, a gentleman shouldn't tell. The sense of a woman takes the measure of a man.

One picture says it all ... ya gotta see this.

SARAH PALIN LOVER REVEALED!, In a world exclusive The NATIONAL ENQUIRER names ... secret lover!

The Legislative Council returned from executive session at 7:46 Eastern Standard Time. It is releasing the public version of its report. It will be on the state web site in about 20 minutes.

Gov. Palin guilty of abuse of power in officer firing probe

I just want to hear how she tries to talk her way out of this heap of Moose Poo...

Who's McCain's fall-back VP? Someone the base likes... I bet Huckabee turns off his phone this weekend...

>>>>The Legislative Council returned from executive session at 7:46 Eastern Standard Time. It is releasing the public version of its report. It will be on the state web site in about 20 minutes.

Here's the link to the report, which is on the Alaska Legislature site.

http://download1.legis.state.ak.us/DOWNLOAD.pdf

I'm completely disgusted with ABC. Although local news covered it, ABC's Charlie Gibson said not one word this evening about Troopergate. The network instead devoted time to televising a McCain rally, playing McCain/Palin ads as news and repeated slams re Obama's "terrorist" associaton with Ayers without offering any sort of explanation and neglecting to include any excerpts from the interview in which Obama has explained the association in depth, again and again.

In addition, an ABC reporter intentionally set out to Obama's followers look stupid by asking if they could detail his economic plan. When the ladies interviewed couldn't comply, only say that they were confident that Obama would help the middle class, it left viewers with the impression that Obama had no plan.

The McCain campaign continues to complain that the Troopergate investigation is "politically motivated" even though it was in process before Palin was tapped for the VP position.

They can dish out hairbrained allegations but they can't take any sort of legitimate charges aimed at them.

The first 50 pages are an easy, quick read...

By the way, (1) those two were FIXATED on this Wooten guy, pressing several different agency heads to call the state police commissioner about the guy and (2) Sarah kept Todd around constantly as a surrogate her... He was her fixer... Quite smarmy, actually.

She is SOOOOO gone... We should have a pool about which day next week she'll kicked off the ticket.

Mark: You're getting too excited. First and foremost, hotheads like John McCain never admit to making mistakes. Sarah Palin's his VP candidate, and he'll stick with her. Second, there's no one else who would take her doomed slot at this point. Maybe Romney's that desperate for love, but I doubt it.

Finally, you predict her departure with apparent glee. In truth, she's doing a lot more harm than good to McCain on the ticket, and it would be a great blessing to Obama if she stayed on.

You're right on both points. They're probably stuck with each other, which really is poetic justice. It's time to let go of this one for awhile...

I hope you guys are right. If McCain somehow wins the election, we're screwed.

We're screwed either way -- the only thing at issue is the precise degree of screwed-ness.

Just finished watching tonight's McNeil-Lehrer Report on PBS and they barely mentioned the Troopergate investigation and only as a part of the political campaign overview. If you had blinked,you would have missed it. They did not relate the results of the investigation and only said in passing that the committee was "looking into" her involvement and that she stood by her actions. The entire portion about Palin (which showed her deplaning and helping a child cut a ribbon at a dedication) lasted no more than about 20 seconds. She was the only one of the four Pres/Vice Pres candidates that was not shown speaking.

On the other hand, plenty of air time was given to the Ayers accusations and parts of the new McCain ad relating to that was shown.

What the hell??

In what world is the first non-news and the second, legitimate and serious news?

>>>>Just finished watching tonight's McNeil-Lehrer Report on PBS and they barely mentioned the Troopergate investigation...

The report was released at almost 6PM, pacific time. I would guess that the McNeil-Lehrer Report had already been recorded or was well into the process of being record.

I read all about this in the Boston Globe when the story first broke. Unlike Sarah Palin I actually read newspapers. Historians see this as an unprecedented expansion of presidential power. President Bush believes he is not just above the law - he is the law.

Now that you're taking an interest in President Bush's abuse of power, look into the rest of it. The torture, the illegal invasion, the lying us into war.

How about him listening in as our soldiers talk to their loved ones at home with illegal wiretapping of American citizens? Are you proud of that as an American? Are you so worried about being safe that you'd give up our right to privacy? Do you want the government listening to the thoughts in your head if they could? Would that be okay with you?

Ask yourself what it would take for a president to be impeached. Okay, we all know oral sex is one way, but think of the others. Then see if President Bush did any of them. That could take you a lot less time than googling what's gone on these last 8 years.

Oh, and the "Obama is a radical" stuff?You can't back that up. You've been programmed to think that. The biggest radical in recent American History is Dick Cheney. He actually believes he is outside the Constitutional branches of power depending on what scam he's running that day.

Where is Dick by the way? If you people are so proud of the job you've done, why are you hiding him from the public right now? The president of North Korea has been more visible than Dick Cheney in this campaign. If you're so happy with this administration why not drag him out? Who knows? Maybe his undisclosed location got foreclosed on.

While I was first baffled by the apparently inconsistent conclusions, any confusion dissipates when you discover, as have I, that Alaska follows the “mixed-motive” rule in wrongful termination cases..

A mixed motive case is one in which an employer terminates an employee because of both proper and improper motives. “In mixed-motive cases, the employer ‘must show that its legitimate reason, standing alone would have induced it to make the same decision . . .’” to fire the employee While Monagan’s firing was improperly motivated, Branchwater further found that the Governor’s vendetta with Trooper Wooten was not her “sole motive” for axing the state’s top cop.. The report discusses at least two proper and lawful motives; lost confidence and a belief that he was not a “team player”. If those two reasons “standing alone would have induced Palin to decide to fire Monagan”, the firing was lawful even if Palin was also motivated by Monagan’s failure to help her get her ex-brother in law..

[See “Mixed-motives for Firing Employees: Alaska's Inconsistent Standards and its Failure to Follow the Changing Federal Tide” by Brian Schwanitz at 24 Alaska L. Rev. 287, pg 287, available on line courtesy of Duke Law School at http://www.law.duke.edu/shell/cite.pl?24+Alaska+L.+Rev.+287#H2N2 ]


Sponsors


As a lawyer/blogger, I get
to be a member of:

In Vino Veritas

Lange, Pinot Gris 2015
Kiona, Lemberger 2014
Willamette Valley, Pinot Gris 2015
Aix, Rosé de Provence 2016
Marchigüe, Cabernet 2013
Inazío Irruzola, Getariako Txakolina Rosé 2015
Maso Canali, Pinot Grigio 2015
Campo Viejo, Rioja Reserva 2011
Kirkland, Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016
Cantele, Salice Salentino Reserva 2013
Whispering Angel, Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013
Avissi, Prosecco
Cleto Charli, Lambrusco di Sorbara Secco, Vecchia Modena
Pique Poul, Rosé 2016
Edmunds St. John, Bone-Jolly Rosé 2016
Stoller, Pinot Noir Rosé 2016
Chehalem, Inox Chardonnay 2015
The Four Graces, Pinot Gris 2015
Gascón, Colosal Red 2013
Cardwell Hill, Pinot Gris 2015
L'Ecole No. 41, Merlot 2013
Della Terra, Anonymus
Willamette Valley, Dijon Clone Chardonnay 2013
Wraith, Cabernet, Eidolon Estate 2012
Januik, Red 2015
Tomassi, Valpolicella, Rafaél, 2014
Sharecropper's Pinot Noir 2013
Helix, Pomatia Red Blend 2013
La Espera, Cabernet 2011
Campo Viejo, Rioja Reserva 2011
Villa Antinori, Toscana 2013
Locations, Spanish Red Wine
Locations, Argentinian Red Wine
La Antigua Clásico, Rioja 2011
Shatter, Grenache, Maury 2012
Argyle, Vintage Brut 2011
Abacela, Vintner's Blend #16 Abacela, Fiesta Tempranillo 2014
Benton Hill, Pinot Gris 2015
Primarius, Pinot Gris 2015
Januik, Merlot 2013
Napa Cellars, Cabernet 2013
J. Bookwalter, Protagonist 2012
LAN, Rioja Edicion Limitada 2011
Beaulieu, Cabernet, Rutherford 2009
Denada Cellars, Cabernet, Maipo Valley 2014
Marchigüe, Cabernet, Colchagua Valley 2013
Oberon, Cabernet 2014
Hedges, Red Mountain 2012
Balboa, Rose of Grenache 2015
Ontañón, Rioja Reserva 2015
Three Horse Ranch, Pinot Gris 2014
Archery Summit, Vireton Pinot Gris 2014
Nelms Road, Merlot 2013
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Pinot Gris 2014
Conn Creek, Cabernet, Napa 2012
Conn Creek, Cabernet, Napa 2013
Villa Maria, Sauvignon Blanc 2015
G3, Cabernet 2013
Chateau Smith, Cabernet, Washington State 2014
Abacela, Vintner's Blend #16
Willamette Valley, Rose of Pinot Noir, Whole Clusters 2015
Albero, Bobal Rose 2015
Ca' del Baio Barbaresco Valgrande 2012
Goodfellow, Reserve Pinot Gris, Clover 2014
Lugana, San Benedetto 2014
Wente, Cabernet, Charles Wetmore 2011
La Espera, Cabernet 2011
King Estate, Pinot Gris 2015
Adelsheim, Pinot Gris 2015
Trader Joe's, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 2015
La Vite Lucente, Toscana Red 2013
St. Francis, Cabernet, Sonoma 2013
Kendall-Jackson, Pinot Noir, California 2013
Beaulieu, Cabernet, Napa Valley 2013
Erath, Pinot Noir, Estate Selection 2012
Abbot's Table, Columbia Valley 2014
Intrinsic, Cabernet 2014
Oyster Bay, Pinot Noir 2010
Occhipinti, SP68 Bianco 2014
Layer Cake, Shiraz 2013
Desert Wind, Ruah 2011
WillaKenzie, Pinot Gris 2014
Abacela, Fiesta Tempranillo 2013
Des Amis, Rose 2014
Dunham, Trautina 2012
RoxyAnn, Claret 2012
Del Ri, Claret 2012
Stoppa, Emilia, Red 2004
Primarius, Pinot Noir 2013
Domaines Bunan, Bandol Rose 2015
Albero, Bobal Rose 2015
Deer Creek, Pinot Gris 2015
Beaulieu, Rutherford Cabernet 2013
Archery Summit, Vireton Pinot Gris 2014
King Estate, Pinot Gris, Backbone 2014
Oberon, Napa Cabernet 2013
Apaltagua, Envero Carmenere Gran Reserva 2013
Chateau des Arnauds, Cuvee des Capucins 2012
Nine Hats, Red 2013
Benziger, Cabernet, Sonoma 2012
Roxy Ann, Claret 2012
Januik, Merlot 2012
Conundrum, White 2013
St. Francis, Sonoma Cabernet 2012

The Occasional Book

Kent Haruf - Our Souls at Night
Peter Carey - True History of the Kelly Gang
Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games
Amy Stewart - Girl Waits With Gun
Philip Roth - The Plot Against America
Norm Macdonald - Based on a True Story
Christopher Buckley - Boomsday
Ryan Holiday - The Obstacle is the Way
Ruth Sepetys - Between Shades of Gray
Richard Adams - Watership Down
Claire Vaye Watkins - Gold Fame Citrus
Markus Zusak - I am the Messenger
Anthony Doerr - All the Light We Cannot See
James Joyce - Dubliners
Cheryl Strayed - Torch
William Golding - Lord of the Flies
Saul Bellow - Mister Sammler's Planet
Phil Stanford - White House Call Girl
John Kaplan & Jon R. Waltz - The Trial of Jack Ruby
Kent Haruf - Eventide
David Halberstam - Summer of '49
Norman Mailer - The Naked and the Dead
Maria Dermoȗt - The Ten Thousand Things
William Faulkner - As I Lay Dying
Markus Zusak - The Book Thief
Christopher Buckley - Thank You for Smoking
William Shakespeare - Othello
Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness
Bill Bryson - A Short History of Nearly Everything
Cheryl Strayed - Tiny Beautiful Things
Sara Varon - Bake Sale
Stephen King - 11/22/63
Paul Goldstein - Errors and Omissions
Mark Twain - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Steve Martin - Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
Beverly Cleary - A Girl from Yamhill, a Memoir
Kent Haruf - Plainsong
Hope Larson - A Wrinkle in Time, the Graphic Novel
Rudyard Kipling - Kim
Peter Ames Carlin - Bruce
Fran Cannon Slayton - When the Whistle Blows
Neil Young - Waging Heavy Peace
Mark Bego - Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul (2012 ed.)
Jenny Lawson - Let's Pretend This Never Happened
J.D. Salinger - Franny and Zooey
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol
Timothy Egan - The Big Burn
Deborah Eisenberg - Transactions in a Foreign Currency
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. - Slaughterhouse Five
Kathryn Lance - Pandora's Genes
Cheryl Strayed - Wild
Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov
Jack London - The House of Pride, and Other Tales of Hawaii
Jack Walker - The Extraordinary Rendition of Vincent Dellamaria
Colum McCann - Let the Great World Spin
Niccolò Machiavelli - The Prince
Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird
Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus - The Nanny Diaries
Brian Selznick - The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Sharon Creech - Walk Two Moons
Keith Richards - Life
F. Sionil Jose - Dusk
Natalie Babbitt - Tuck Everlasting
Justin Halpern - S#*t My Dad Says
Mark Herrmann - The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law
Barry Glassner - The Gospel of Food
Phil Stanford - The Peyton-Allan Files
Jesse Katz - The Opposite Field
Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited
J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
David Sedaris - Holidays on Ice
Donald Miller - A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
Mitch Albom - Have a Little Faith
C.S. Lewis - The Magician's Nephew
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
William Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Ivan Doig - Bucking the Sun
Penda Diakité - I Lost My Tooth in Africa
Grace Lin - The Year of the Rat
Oscar Hijuelos - Mr. Ives' Christmas
Madeline L'Engle - A Wrinkle in Time
Steven Hart - The Last Three Miles
David Sedaris - Me Talk Pretty One Day
Karen Armstrong - The Spiral Staircase
Charles Larson - The Portland Murders
Adrian Wojnarowski - The Miracle of St. Anthony
William H. Colby - Long Goodbye
Steven D. Stark - Meet the Beatles
Phil Stanford - Portland Confidential
Rick Moody - Garden State
Jonathan Schwartz - All in Good Time
David Sedaris - Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Anthony Holden - Big Deal
Robert J. Spitzer - The Spirit of Leadership
James McManus - Positively Fifth Street
Jeff Noon - Vurt

Road Work

Miles run year to date: 113
At this date last year: 155
Total run in 2016: 155
In 2015: 271
In 2014: 401
In 2013: 257
In 2012: 129
In 2011: 113
In 2010: 125
In 2009: 67
In 2008: 28
In 2007: 113
In 2006: 100
In 2005: 149
In 2004: 204
In 2003: 269


Clicky Web Analytics