From Brancy's blog
President Obama is taking a trip to the Alaskan Arctic.
I wish we could add up how much this trip costs the tax payers dollars……….. They probably had to BARGE limousines here!!!!!!! They rented out an entire TOWER at our nicest hotel here? A TOWER!!!!!!!!!!
Shut down most of downtown Anchorage.. So many protesters here in Alaska this morning awaiting his arrival.. This is just a joke for us..
I’m completely dumbfounded by his trip here. Why again?
And what does he seem most concerned about? Renaming a mountain.
He announced yesterday that he will be renaming Mt. McKinley, Denali, its “traditional Native American name.” But renaming a mountain is not going to make up for all the other ways he has let down the Alaskan people.
Why doesn’t he check out our oil fields? Why doesn’t he open our pipeline so we can supply our own natural gas instead of buying it from our enemies in the Middle East… This is just a joke… The next election can’t come any sooner
The President should be worrying about the radical jihadists in ISIS who are gaining land and power everyday as they enslave, rape, and murder their way through the Middle East. He should be worrying about Pastor Saeed and the other Americans held hostage in Iran while we send billions of dollars to them in a horrible nuclear deal. He should be worrying about the economy, which still hasn’t fully recovered. You should be worrying about our broken immigration system.
The list goes on and on. But instead he worries about renaming a mountain.
Mr. President, stop playing political games and start doing your job.
That’s what Alaskans really care about.
By the way, no one is buying the “Denali is what the Alaskans have called it for years” line. I’ve never called the mountain Denali .. and neither does anyone I know …
It’s Mt. Mckinley … It always has been and always will be to most of us…
What a waste..
Now Nancy French is capable of being vitriolic but this above and beyond even for her. Sarah had to have written this. The hatred is just oozing out of her mouth.
Sarah has called Denali Denali before:
And getting up here I say it is the best road trip in America soaring through nature's finest show. Denali, the great one, soaring under the midnight sun. And then the extremes. In the winter time it's the frozen road that is competing with the view of ice fogged frigid beauty, the cold though, doesn't it split the Cheechakos from the Sourdoughs?
Senator Lisa Murkowski is OK with the name change
For centuries, Alaskans have known this majestic mountain as the ‘Great One.’ Today we are honored to be able to officially recognize the mountain as Denali. I’d like to thank the President for working with us to achieve this significant change to show honor, respect, and gratitude to the Athabascan people of Alaska.
So is Senator Dan Sullivan
"With all due respect to the good people of Ohio, this mountain was named thousands of years ago by the Athabascan people of Alaska," Sullivan told reporters, "I'm working with Sen. Portman (R-OH) and Sen. Brown (D-OH) from Ohio saying, 'Hey guys, time to fold on this one.' So we'll keep working it."
Sullivan co-sponsored the Denali name change bill along with Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in January 2015. The bill represents the latest in a series of attempts to rename the mountain since 1917, when the federal government officially named it after America's 25th president, William McKinley. Opposition to restoring the mountain's traditional Athabascan name has typically come from within Ohio, which was McKinley's home state.
Even Rep Don Young is cool with it:
Today, the nation recognizes what AK'ns have known for generations #Denali is rightful name 4 NAmerica's tallest mtn pic.twitter.com/WodYOkEl7D
Wonkette put the Palin bitches in their place, as usual, must read!
OH YEAH, BRISTOL? Maybe you were too busy getting knocked up by the Lord to know What Mountains Is Called, but your mother, your repugnant idiot mother, you know, that lady who ran Alaska for like seven minutes before she ran out to buy cigarettes and never came back, SHE KNOWS what the mountain is supposed to be called, and it’s called “Denali,” according to Alaskans. Look, here is your mommy, on video, quitting her job and saying “Denali”
“Denali, The Great One, soaring under the midnight sun,” Sarah Palin says, right around the 1:25 mark. Did that sound like “Mt. McKinley” to you, Bristol? We know it’s hard to understand your mom sometimes, due to she don’t talk good, but she called it “Denali.” Also, too, Crooks & Liars reports that during that 2008 election she lost for John McCain, “Denali” was her Secret Service codename.
So Sarah and Bristol, just shut the fuck up already, to quote Wonkette.