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(Alaska Dispatch News)   Bill O'Reilly vacations in Alaska. And then has to ruin it all by trying to psychoanalyze everything. "This is America the way it used to be"   (adn.com ) divider line
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2013-08-20 10:45:18 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Unless he's vacationing in the interior, he's never actually seen what Alaska is like.


You think Palin used that pick-up line with McCain or Roger Ailes?
 
2013-08-20 10:45:28 AM  
So let me get this straight... O'Reilly observed that thanks to climate change, Alaska now looks like the old west?
 
2013-08-20 10:46:40 AM  

EyeballKid: You think Palin used that pick-up line with McCain or Roger Ailes?


Oh, man, I'm glad the room was empty when I read that.
 
2013-08-20 10:46:43 AM  
Who knew BillO would be so happy in a place where you can go hours on end without seeing any, um, AHEM..."darkness?"
 
2013-08-20 10:49:08 AM  

vudukungfu: Populated by mostly Natives?


Came here for this
 
2013-08-20 10:50:05 AM  
Rugged individualism or gimmie gimmie gimmie welfare state?
 
2013-08-20 10:50:40 AM  

vernonFL: "This is America the way it used to be"

No wifi and addicted to meth.


And covered in snow from coast to coast...
 
2013-08-20 10:52:04 AM  
Used to be?  Alaska has only been America for 54 years.
 
2013-08-20 10:54:01 AM  

mediablitz: The America where everyone gets yearly checks from oil companies?

Bill O'Reilly loves socialism!!!


I was going to say something like this.
 
2013-08-20 10:54:16 AM  

Dahnkster: Bill O or Eric Von Zipper, you decide.


i1168.photobucket.com

Oh, it's von Zipper all the way.

/DVR'd a buncha the Frankie/Annette beach movies for my daughter, she loves 'em.
//Don Rickles' improv in Beach Blanket Bingo where he rips the cast is pure classic comedy gold

To Frankie: "You're 43!!!  What're you tryin' act like a teenager???  You're 43!!!"
To Annette:  "Y'know, I never did like your personality"
 
2013-08-20 10:55:09 AM  

HeadLever: rumpelstiltskin: But would it kill them to send a thank you letter every once in a while for all the federal aid we give? Even a text message would do.

Since the amount of federally owned land in Alaska is about 150% the size of Texas, I think that they really don't owe anyone much of anything. Add that in to the amount of millitary bases, other govermental obligation and thenrealize that the size of the population up there is tiny and it is not hard to figure out why dollars fly up there and trickle back.


There's always an excuse for red-state welfare.
 
2013-08-20 10:56:08 AM  

vudukungfu: Populated by mostly Natives?


and Russian strippers (if you get to Anchorage be sure to hit the ABC)
 
2013-08-20 10:56:37 AM  
No one cares, Bill.
 
2013-08-20 10:57:22 AM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: So...he's saying everyone in the U.S. should receive a check from the government annually to pay us each our fair share of the mineral resources extracted from the land?

OK.


They get those checks for the destruction of the natural beauty of their land. The Midwest and east coast get water that catches on fire, it seems appropriate.
 
2013-08-20 10:57:49 AM  
Bill, when you were born, Alaska was not a State.
 
2013-08-20 10:58:19 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: There's always an excuse for red-state welfare.


You could always give it to the states if you don't want to pay for its management......
 
2013-08-20 10:59:00 AM  
www.finalcomments.seanbond.me
You mean the old America that was socialist?
 
2013-08-20 10:59:57 AM  

vudukungfu: Populated by mostly Natives?


Alaska does have by far the highest population of Native Americans at about 16 to 17 percent.  That is another large federal obligation on top of everythign else.
 
2013-08-20 11:00:23 AM  

HeadLever: Lionel Mandrake: There's always an excuse for red-state welfare.

You could always give it to the states if you don't want to pay for its management......


The do. much of it are for programs at are administered at the state level.
 
2013-08-20 11:01:04 AM  

Corvus: HeadLever: Lionel Mandrake: There's always an excuse for red-state welfare.

You could always give it to the states if you don't want to pay for its management......

They do. much of it are for programs that are administered at the state level.


sorry early. FTFM
 
2013-08-20 11:02:13 AM  
HeadLever:

Your statement is very confused.  They don't owe anything because we already give them so much.  And we shouldn't have a problem with giving them more because there are reasons why we give them money.  This doesn't make any sense... so please articulate your point more clearly.  As it is, it sounds like you're claiming that they're doing us a favor by letting us spend money there.  Which is usually followed by disdain for those that receive government money (except for all those exceptions that appeal to you).
 
2013-08-20 11:03:09 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Unless he's vacationing in the interior, he's never actually seen what Alaska is like.


This. He probably went to the touristy areas in the touristy season, especially judging from that pic of him with the sign.

/I have never seen more drunk/drugged out homeless people than in downtown Juneau in mid-September
 
2013-08-20 11:03:11 AM  

HeadLever: vudukungfu: Populated by mostly Natives?

Alaska does have by far the highest population of Native Americans at about 16 to 17 percent.  That is another large federal obligation on top of everythign else.


So they depend on government handouts? I've been told those on the right government hand outs makes you dependent on government, why would you want that states to be that?

Why shouldn't they be bootstrapy and be able to provide to their own populations by themselves?
 
2013-08-20 11:05:24 AM  

Pocket Ninja: It's absolutely true. Everyone in Alaska is content to be snowed in for months at a time with no modern conveniences such as electricity, running water, or the Internet. They live off the fat of the land, hunting moose with black powder rifles and ice fishing. They bury their meat in the ground and smoke it that way. They go on long walks into the wilderness with only bags of rice and a knife to survive, and some of them never come back, and they simply nod at that and explain that "this is Alaska." They share their wives with strangers and when someone grows too ill to survive another winter, he does not complain or whimper about "universal health care;" no, he merely finds an ice floe and sits down upon it and faces west so that he can witness one last sunset, one last beacon of God's creation, before allowing himself to slip silently beneath the waves. Capitalism for an Alaskan consists of bartering bits of bone, wild nuts, and salmon for what necessities he cannot make on his own. They are like Canadians, in some ways, except of course Alaskans cherish freedom and liberty above all things, even life, while Canadians do not. For it is true that long ago God crafted a mold from which he fashioned the earliest pioneers, those rugged individuals who wrenched America from the vast and empty wilderness. When the job was done, God cast that mold aside, into a land where only the strongest and most able could survive. That land was Alaska, and the mold lies there still.


community.us.playstation.com
 
2013-08-20 11:06:35 AM  

Fireproof: Lost Thought 00: Unless he's vacationing in the interior, he's never actually seen what Alaska is like.

This. He probably went to the touristy areas in the touristy season, especially judging from that pic of him with the sign.

/I have never seen more drunk/drugged out homeless people than in downtown Juneau in mid-September


Isolated incident. Overzealous mama grizzly.
 
2013-08-20 11:06:56 AM  
It costs so much to transport everything that it's ridiculously expensive? Or does he mean a mostly empty wilderness?
 
2013-08-20 11:07:02 AM  
I'm starting to realize how much of the conservative ideology is based on bad nostalgia.
 
2013-08-20 11:07:30 AM  

Corvus: HeadLever: vudukungfu: Populated by mostly Natives?

Alaska does have by far the highest population of Native Americans at about 16 to 17 percent.  That is another large federal obligation on top of everythign else.

So they depend on government handouts? I've been told those on the right government hand outs makes you dependent on government, why would you want that states to be that?

Why shouldn't they be bootstrapy and be able to provide to their own populations by themselves?


What is your point?
 
2013-08-20 11:08:29 AM  
Bill likes his wilderness like he likes his cities

Uneducated
Racist
Sexist
Homophobic
Antisemitic
People in constant fear of their own shadow
Trigger happy

 Just like the good lawrd intended..
 
2013-08-20 11:09:25 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: Bill likes his wilderness like he likes his cities

Uneducated
Racist
Sexist
Homophobic
Antisemitic
People in constant fear of their own shadow
Trigger happy

 Just like the good lawrd intended..


How can "wilderness" be any of this things?
 
2013-08-20 11:09:47 AM  

Corvus: [www.finalcomments.seanbond.me image 333x500]
You mean the old America that was socialist?


Just when I thought I've read every single dumb quote that has come out of that insufferable woman, I read something new.  Wow.
 
2013-08-20 11:10:48 AM  

Pocket Ninja: It's absolutely true. Everyone in Alaska is content to be snowed in for months at a time with no modern conveniences such as electricity, running water, or the Internet. They live off the fat of the land, hunting moose with black powder rifles and ice fishing. They bury their meat in the ground and smoke it that way. They go on long walks into the wilderness with only bags of rice and a knife to survive, and some of them never come back, and they simply nod at that and explain that "this is Alaska." They share their wives with strangers and when someone grows too ill to survive another winter, he does not complain or whimper about "universal health care;" no, he merely finds an ice floe and sits down upon it and faces west so that he can witness one last sunset, one last beacon of God's creation, before allowing himself to slip silently beneath the waves. Capitalism for an Alaskan consists of bartering bits of bone, wild nuts, and salmon for what necessities he cannot make on his own. They are like Canadians, in some ways, except of course Alaskans cherish freedom and liberty above all things, even life, while Canadians do not. For it is true that long ago God crafted a mold from which he fashioned the earliest pioneers, those rugged individuals who wrenched America from the vast and empty wilderness. When the job was done, God cast that mold aside, into a land where only the strongest and most able could survive. That land was Alaska, and the mold lies there still.


I swear to farking God you need to just copy and paste these all into a book, The Pocket Book of Pocket Ninja.  Each quotation will feature the Fark thread/topic of course..so it has *some* sort of context.

You magnificent bastard.  I heart you. In a non-gay way of course.  NTTAWT.
 
2013-08-20 11:10:56 AM  

Frank N Stein: Alaska is great. There's so much open space, beautiful terrain, and amazing wildlife that one can easily spend a day away from another human and explore. Its not hard to find an empty stream to fish, or lazily kayak a bay to observe whales and seals, or spent a day hiking up a mountain.


Sounds like a liberal environmentalist's paradise!
 
2013-08-20 11:13:09 AM  

Rocket To Russia: Frank N Stein: Alaska is great. There's so much open space, beautiful terrain, and amazing wildlife that one can easily spend a day away from another human and explore. Its not hard to find an empty stream to fish, or lazily kayak a bay to observe whales and seals, or spent a day hiking up a mountain.

Sounds like a liberal environmentalist's paradise!


Yeah, could be. Also enjoyed by conservative conservationists or just people who enjoy nature.
 
2013-08-20 11:14:36 AM  
TFA (the parts that weren't quotes from Reilly)  sounds like Alaskans are getting tired of right wing media personalities making them look bad.
 
2013-08-20 11:14:37 AM  
Wow, coincidentally, the same week that Bill-O was in Alaska, I was there too!  And surprisingly, my impressions were nothing like his.  It sounds like  one of us must've had some preconceived notions. Must've been me, since he's always right.
 
2013-08-20 11:14:45 AM  
 
2013-08-20 11:17:02 AM  

Headso: Little known fact: In America we all used to get checks each year based on the amount of resources extracted from the ground.


O Really?

struckbyenlightning.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-20 11:18:29 AM  

Corvus: They do. much of it are for programs that are administered at the state level.


Not sure what you are talking about here, Corvus.  What programs are administed at the state level for Forest Service, Park Service and BLM lands?  These lands are exclusivly administered by the US Goverment, not the state.

/pretty sure I am not mistaken here.
 
2013-08-20 11:18:58 AM  

kid_icarus: TFA (the parts that weren't quotes from Reilly)  sounds like Alaskans are getting tired of right wing media personalities making them look bad.


How do those Alaskans vote, again? Ted Stevens? Murkowski? Governor Palin?

In the words of Gypsy, "This is YOUR dishwashing liquid, YOU soak in it!"
 
2013-08-20 11:18:59 AM  

Corvus: HeadLever: Lionel Mandrake: There's always an excuse for red-state welfare.

You could always give it to the states if you don't want to pay for its management......

The do. much of it are for programs at are administered at the state level.


Until they don't like how the state is doing it and they go whine to the Federal level again.

//There is NO CONSISTENCY in the GOP.  None at all... except their own selfishness.
 
2013-08-20 11:19:24 AM  

bdub77: Pocket Ninja: It's absolutely true. Everyone in Alaska is content to be snowed in for months at a time with no modern conveniences such as electricity, running water, or the Internet. They live off the fat of the land, hunting moose with black powder rifles and ice fishing. They bury their meat in the ground and smoke it that way. They go on long walks into the wilderness with only bags of rice and a knife to survive, and some of them never come back, and they simply nod at that and explain that "this is Alaska." They share their wives with strangers and when someone grows too ill to survive another winter, he does not complain or whimper about "universal health care;" no, he merely finds an ice floe and sits down upon it and faces west so that he can witness one last sunset, one last beacon of God's creation, before allowing himself to slip silently beneath the waves. Capitalism for an Alaskan consists of bartering bits of bone, wild nuts, and salmon for what necessities he cannot make on his own. They are like Canadians, in some ways, except of course Alaskans cherish freedom and liberty above all things, even life, while Canadians do not. For it is true that long ago God crafted a mold from which he fashioned the earliest pioneers, those rugged individuals who wrenched America from the vast and empty wilderness. When the job was done, God cast that mold aside, into a land where only the strongest and most able could survive. That land was Alaska, and the mold lies there still.

PocketNinja is on fire this morning. 10/10, thank you, good night.


you earned it
www.foodchannel.com
 
2013-08-20 11:20:50 AM  

HeadLever: Lionel Mandrake: There's always an excuse for red-state welfare.

You could always give it to the states if you don't want to pay for its management......


wat
 
2013-08-20 11:22:29 AM  
This is America the way it used to be?

Dumb enough to vote Republican reliably?
 
2013-08-20 11:22:48 AM  
elffster:

Eh. A whole book of his fark posts? He's pretty formulaic. He takes a position, writes a narrative, exaggerates, throws in a strawman or two and calls it a day.
I know I'll be open to criticism, especially since I usually disagree with the political point he's trying to make, but his essays (for lack of a better word) are pretty much all the same shiat. There's also the "forum personality" thing that people don that I absolutely hate, but that's a whole different subject

I will give him some point though, because every once in a while someone who doesn't know his shtick will claim he's a troll or something
 
2013-08-20 11:23:11 AM  
d23:  
[struckbyenlightning.files.wordpress.com image 310x266]

Right,
drag teh Jews into this.
 
2013-08-20 11:24:17 AM  

elffster: Pocket Ninja: It's absolutely true. Everyone in Alaska is content to be snowed in for months at a time with no modern conveniences such as electricity, running water, or the Internet. They live off the fat of the land, hunting moose with black powder rifles and ice fishing. They bury their meat in the ground and smoke it that way. They go on long walks into the wilderness with only bags of rice and a knife to survive, and some of them never come back, and they simply nod at that and explain that "this is Alaska." They share their wives with strangers and when someone grows too ill to survive another winter, he does not complain or whimper about "universal health care;" no, he merely finds an ice floe and sits down upon it and faces west so that he can witness one last sunset, one last beacon of God's creation, before allowing himself to slip silently beneath the waves. Capitalism for an Alaskan consists of bartering bits of bone, wild nuts, and salmon for what necessities he cannot make on his own. They are like Canadians, in some ways, except of course Alaskans cherish freedom and liberty above all things, even life, while Canadians do not. For it is true that long ago God crafted a mold from which he fashioned the earliest pioneers, those rugged individuals who wrenched America from the vast and empty wilderness. When the job was done, God cast that mold aside, into a land where only the strongest and most able could survive. That land was Alaska, and the mold lies there still.

I swear to farking God you need to just copy and paste these all into a book, The Pocket Book of Pocket Ninja.  Each quotation will feature the Fark thread/topic of course..so it has *some* sort of context.

You magnificent bastard.  I heart you. In a non-gay way of course.  NTTAWT.


I second this.
 
2013-08-20 11:24:41 AM  

Corvus: So they depend on government handouts?


They depend?  No.  It is the federal governement's land and thier obligation to manage it.  The state gets no direct revenue for this and they shouldn't have to pay for its management.  Now if you wanted to give this land to the state for them to manage, that would be a different story.
 
2013-08-20 11:25:24 AM  

HeadLever: Corvus: They do. much of it are for programs that are administered at the state level.

Not sure what you are talking about here, Corvus.  What programs are administed at the state level for Forest Service, Park Service and BLM lands?  These lands are exclusivly administered by the US Goverment, not the state.

/pretty sure I am not mistaken here.


I wasn't talking about those. I talking about much bigger programs. You seem like you want to pretend that Akaskas federal money has to do with programs that are not that big.

Why should the state take care of their own land anyways?
 
2013-08-20 11:31:40 AM  

HeadLever: Corvus: They do. much of it are for programs that are administered at the state level.

Not sure what you are talking about here, Corvus.  What programs are administed at the state level for Forest Service, Park Service and BLM lands?  These lands are exclusivly administered by the US Goverment, not the state.

/pretty sure I am not mistaken here.


Oh I see I guess your admitting federal spending on things like welfare, education and medicade really doesn't factor much to federal money being spent.
 
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