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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:08 PM

Photos from Anchorage's United Against the War on Women march and rally

We had a great turn-out for our rally yesterday, probably three hundred enthusiastic people, mostly women but with a good representation of men who care. I've posted a set of photos at my website here: http://northernvisions.smugmug.com/Politics/United-Against-the-War-on/22702356_c2chZc#!i=1819436425&k=2p2F6St


Bwa-ha-ha


Our own Arctic Dave's wife Jodie is holding the "What's On the Vagenda" sign.


Signs, signs, everywhere are signs...


These are the speakers and organizers of the rally.





Lots more pictures (and commentary) here: http://northernvisions.smugmug.com/Politics/United-Against-the-War-on/22702356_c2chZc#!i=1819436425&k=2p2F6St

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Reply Photos from Anchorage's United Against the War on Women march and rally (Original post)
Blue_In_AK Apr 2012 OP
KT2000 Apr 2012 #1
janx Apr 2012 #2
Suich Apr 2012 #3
a la izquierda Apr 2012 #16
spanone Apr 2012 #4
lunatica Apr 2012 #5
Iliyah Apr 2012 #6
Arctic Dave Apr 2012 #7
Blue_In_AK Apr 2012 #10
roguevalley Apr 2012 #8
one_voice Apr 2012 #9
WillyT Apr 2012 #11
proud2BlibKansan Apr 2012 #12
PatrynXX Apr 2012 #13
countryjake Apr 2012 #14
usrname Apr 2012 #17
felix_numinous Apr 2012 #15
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2012 #18
Blue_In_AK Apr 2012 #19
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2012 #20
Blue_In_AK Apr 2012 #21
Beartracks May 2012 #25
Blue_In_AK May 2012 #26
catbyte Apr 2012 #22
AsahinaKimi Apr 2012 #23
SunSeeker May 2012 #24
Kath1 May 2012 #27

Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:47 PM

1. Love it!

What's on the Vagenda - very clever!

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:50 PM

2. Great pics--

as usual!

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:38 PM

3. "Think outside my box!"



Thanks!

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Response to Suich (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:29 PM

16. That's the best damn sign!

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:41 PM

4. k&r...

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:42 PM

5. The awakening has happened

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:08 PM

6. And they can

spell too - LOL

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:14 PM

7. Arctic Jodie says, Thank you for the hat tip. ;)

 

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:20 PM

10. She's quite welcome. :)

I think she showed up in two or three of the pics I have at the website. I really loved the sign.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:19 PM

8. awesome, blue. Kudoes to everyone. :D

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:19 PM

9. K&R

great pictures! thanks for sharing.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:29 PM

11. HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!






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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:37 PM

12. Awesome job, Alaska!

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:43 PM

13. John Boner needs to ask an actual woman and more that one

if there's a war on women. I won't accept BS from another guy saying there isn't one. Unless he's secretly a woman?? I have a doubt

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 05:40 AM

14. K&R! Love them! Thank you, Blue!

Best sign of the lot..."Same Shit, Different Century!"

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Response to countryjake (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:00 PM

17. Millennium

 

FTFY

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:23 PM

15. Go Anchorage!!!!!!!!!!

Great signs--

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:02 PM

18. Is it me or are people more and more vocal all over?

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:30 PM

19. Women's issues are big here.

As the signs say, we have a truly horrible record with regard to rape, sexual assault and domestic violence, some of the worst statistics in the country, and all our governor can give us is platitudes, "Choose Respect," as he's going after Planned Parenthood, understaffing the VPSO program (village public safety officers), and cutting back eligibility for our Denali Kid Care program, He's a major, major jerk -- so bad that we almost miss Sarah, if you can believe that. Sarah was a celebrity -- Sean's a "true believer." Scary.

If a woman is raped out in one of the villages, it takes days before an Alaska State Trooper can get out there to investigate. The territory is huge and the need is too great. Some villages have VPSOs, but many do not.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:42 PM

20. Missing St. Sarah the Grifter?

She's a true believer too.

That said, this little war on women is really having an effect. It is lighting the spark under the people. The true test locally will be tomorrow, but that is 'nother story.

But wow almost miss st Sarah? Now that leaves me cold.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:53 PM

21. You don't know Sean Parnell.

Say what anyone will about Sarah, at least when she was governor, she worked in a bipartisan fashion actually working with the Democrats to craft a couple of really good bills, most particularly our ACES bill which makes sure that Alaska gets its fair share of the revenues from the oil being produced up here. Sean wants to roll all that back and give the Big Three oil companies (BP, CP and Exxon) an extra $2 billion a year in "incentives" without any kind of guarantee at all from them that they will actually produce. It's a long and complicated issue, but he's so in the pocket of Big Oil that his own party refused to pass two of his proposed bills on this subject.

Like I said, long and complicated, but he is truly a disaster. He has continued the worst of Sarah's policies with regard to wildlife management, etc., and added a bunch of stinkers all on his own. He's horrible.


In case anyone feels sorry for the oil companies, Conoco-Phillips alone made over $600 million in profit in Alaska the first three months of 2012. Poor babies, obviously they need more tax breaks.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #21)

Tue May 1, 2012, 12:37 PM

25. Oil "incentives" with no guarantee to produce?

And yet conservatives moan and kvetch about subsidies to non-oil energy companies that, as start-ups, really can't be guaranteed to produce, either.

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #25)

Tue May 1, 2012, 06:40 PM

26. Alaska's Big Three oil companies are already under an obligation to produce

as part of their lease agreements, but they'd rather sit on the oil as they wait for prices to increase even more. If the state gave them more money in an effort to force them to put more oil in the pipeline, they'd just invest that money somewhere else. Luckily, our bipartisan senate shut Sean down on this one, at least for the time being.

Oil politics is quite complex here due to the fact that our Constitution states that the citizens of the state are the "owners" of the oil, so the oilies don't have to negotiate with private owners like they do in the Lower 48 oil fields. It's our governor's and legislature's responsibility to see that the citizens/state of Alaska get the maximum benefit from the development of the resources, but Sean Parnell (who was, after all, a Conoco-Phillips lobbyist before he became Sarah's lieutenant gov. and worked for the law firm that represented Exxon in the EXXON VALDEZ litigation) seems to be working for the benefit of the oil companies. He's a real piece of work, flying under the radar a bit nationally, but just as deranged as Scott Walker, Rick Scott, et al.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:07 PM

22. My fave: I Can't Believe I'm Still Protesting This Shit!






Diane
Anishinaabe in MI & mom to Leo, Sophie, Taz & Nigel, members of Dogs Against Romney, Cat Division
"We ride inside--HISS!

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:10 PM

23. love it

K&R!

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 01:31 AM

24. K&R

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 07:20 PM

27. Well done!

Way to go, Alaska!
Peace.

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