The Alaska Disasta’: Sarah Palin protested at home

Anti Palin Rally in Alaska

I just received an anonymous email with tons of photos (which I will put up here) of a recent rally of Alaskan women protesting against Sarah Palin.  I really have not heard much about this in the major media, so we are throwing this up to help spread the word.  I sent an email out to the person who emailed this to me to contact the original source.  I am putting the photos up as well, to help spread the word that was forwarded, but will take them down if the owner of the photos objects having them on the site. After the jump is the text of the email I received, with the attached photos from the Rally.

“[The] Alaska Women Reject Palin rally was to be held outside on the lawn in front of the Loussac Library in midtown Anchorage. Home made signs were encouraged, and the idea was to make a statement that Sarah Palin does not speak for all Alaska women, or men. I had no idea what to expect.

The rally was organized by a small group of women, talking over coffee. It made me wonder what other things have started with small groups of women talking over coffee. It’s probably an impressive list. These women hatched the plan, printed up flyers, posted them around town, and sent notices to local media outlets. One of those media outlets was KBYR radio, home of Eddie Burke, a long-time uber-conservative Anchorage talk show host. Turns out that Eddie Burke not only announced the rally, but called the people who planned to attend the rally “a bunch of socialist baby-killing maggots,” and read the home phone numbers of the organizers aloud over the air, urging listeners to call and tell them what they thought. The women, of course, received some nasty, harassing and threatening messages.

I felt a bit apprehensive. I’d been disappointed before by the turnout at other rallies. Basically, in Anchorage, if you can get 25 people to show up at an event, it’s a success. So, I thought to myself, if we can actually get 100 people there that aren’t sent by Eddie Burke, we’ll be doing good. A real statement will have been made. I confess, I still had a mental image of 15 demonstrators surrounded by hundreds of menacing “socialist baby-killing maggot” haters.

It’s a good thing I wasn’t tailgating when I saw the crowd in front of the library or I would have ended up in somebody’s trunk. When I got there, about 20 minutes early, the line of sign wavers stretched the full length of the library grounds, along the edge of the road, 6 or 7 people deep! I could hardly find a place to park. I nabbed one of the last spots in the library lot, and as I got out of the car and started walking, people seemed to join in from every direction, carrying signs.

Never, have I seen anything like it in my 17 and a half years living in Anchorage. The organizers had someone walk the rally with a counter, and they clicked off well over 1400 people (not including the 90 counter-demonstrators). This was the biggest political rally ever, in the history of the state. I was absolutely stunned. The second most amazing thing is how many people honked and gave the thumbs up as they drove by. And even those that didn’t honk looked wide-eyed and awe-struck at the huge crowd that was growing by the minute. This just doesn’t happen here.

Then, the infamous Eddie Burke showed up. He tried to talk to the media, and was instantly surrounded by a group of 20 people who started shouting O-BA-MA so loud he couldn’t be heard. Then passing cars started honking in a rhythmic pattern of 3, like the Obama chant, while the crowd cheered, hooted and waved their signs high.

So, if you’ve been doing the math Yes. The Alaska Women Reject Palin rally was significantly bigger than Palin’s rally that got all the national media coverage! So take heart, sit back, and enjoy the photo gallery. Feel free to spread the pictures around to anyone who needs to know that Sarah Palin most definitely does not speak for all Alaskans.The citizens of Alaska, who know her best, have things to say.”

  • this is some real journalism here baby.
    show us some more of her supporters;
    aaahhhhhhhhhhhh I know they droppin like flies.

    yupper.. btw, I purchased an ad for my site by ec
    cause we love ya steelo

    BadGalsRadio would love to put those pics out there,
    so if it’s possible holla back and shoot us the okay to
    blast shady mccane to the stanklands.

  • For the bumper-sticker contest one of my entries was

    NO VOTES FOR FRAT GIRL

    I hope whoever wrote that up and submitted the pictures knows that she has a lot more support than she realizes.

    Amazing how the media have trumped up Palin’s girlishness as being all she needs to be Vice-President. Once again the Media LIE LIE LIE – did they cover the Anti-Palin rally to let the rest of us know how many former Palin voters have gotten disgusted? Largest demonstration in Alaska history Against a candidate? Of course not.

    Of course we hope the losers (McCain/Palin) lose, but before you get too happy about Obama, read left sites noting how he has already caved to the military-industrial complex and Israel lobby. See http://www.whatiwanttoknow.org/wordpress/2008/08/04/its-all-over-except-the-propaganda/

  • Karen k

    The original article came from Anchorage Daily News.
    I saw it a couple of weeks ago or so.

    Here is another article that states Palin is loosing popularity
    in Alaska.

    http://www.adn.com/sarah-palin/story/542179.html

    Check it out.

  • I really like what you had to say here! It\’s about time! Would you mind if I placed a link back from my blog?

  • deadc

    Please do

  • if you were talking to me, sure, go ahead and link away. if you’re the one who does those gags at ‘drink the kool-aid’, those are a gas! congratulations. I especially liked “I’m Gay, says Palin” and Joe the lover standing behind Palin, worth a good 30-second laugh.

    if we can’t stop Fascism coming to America, I hope we can laugh about (something) until it becomes a crime.

  • God- WhiteRabbitCult f**king RULES!!