Friday, January 30, 2009

While Rome Burned

Volcano Eruption - Alaskans brace for volcanic eruption - MSNBC

29 Jan 2009 at 5:51pm

New York Daily News
Alaskans brace for volcanic eruption
MSNBC - 16 hours ago
The fresh wave of seismic activity at Mount Redoubt suggests that the eruption could occur within days or weeks, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported. …
Video: Alaska Residents Prepare for Possible Eruption AssociatedPress
Mount Redoubt may erupt at any time College News
Mount Redoubt Volcano in Alaska About to Erupt? Associated Content

Meanwhile our fearless heroine Governor Sarah Palin will attend a private political dinner.
An exclusive Washington, D.C. club for the rich and powerful, founded in 1913. Its sole purpose is to hold an annual banquet each January honoring the birthday of General Robert E. Lee. There are approximately 200 members. Each member is eligible to bring up to two guests to the $200-a-plate dinner. The club always serves filet mignon and lobster.

No press coverage is allowed inside the banquet hall and the proceedings are ostensibly secret, but the Washington newspapers always seem to get a fairly detailed blow-by-blow description anyway. Regardless, the congenial atmosphere lends itself to politically-incorrect humor. In essence the event is just another roast, providing one more showcase for Washington bigwigs to unveil their professionally-written jokes.

Just for fun, the Alfalfa Club leadership nominates a presidential candidate every year (not just election years). The candidate is required to deliver an acceptance speech at the event. Past nominees include: General Glen E. Edgerton, Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson (1953), Merle Thorpe (1955), Senator Prescott Bush (1959), Richard M. Nixon (1965), Ronald Reagan (1974), George H.W. Bush, Dick Lugar (1996), George W. Bush (1998), Alan Simpson (1999), James Wolfensohn (2000), John McCain (2001), Ted Stevens (2003), and Jack Valenti (2004).

Yes it's a joke dinner and she's the joke.She don't get it,but she will soon.Someone will nominate her for President, then she would have to give a speech.I feel sorry for the people of Alaska.

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