2010年9月16日木曜日

アンカレッジ911集会

アンカレッジ911集会が開催された。
911テロ被害者の追悼集会。

入場券
一般 73.75~129.50ドル、
Glenn Beckハグ券(?) 225ドル
700枚のチケットが購入されたようだ。
チケット代は、全て、Special Operations Warrior Foundationに寄付。
SOWFは、米軍の特殊作戦兵士(陸軍、海軍、空軍、海兵隊)の負傷者や家族
のための基金。目的や財務状況等がHPから見える。
さすがに、寄付者リストは見えない。
ブラックウォータより良いかもしれない。

民社党支持者やイスラム教系支持者は、集会に抗議していたようだ。
アラスカでは、経済政策の失策から米中間選挙予備選で現役が落選
している。他州も同様の傾向がある。

ペイリンが米大統領選に立候補した際、副大統領にGlenn Beckを指名する
のではと噂があるが、ペイリンは、米大統領選に出馬するとは言って
いない。Beckは、乗り気かもしれないとのこと。

オバマは、経済に弱いと言われたが、実際そのとおりになり、公約した
イラク撤退で、イラクは混迷状態。
宗教対立で、愛国心をくすぐったが、過激派により、混乱状態となり、
政争の一因にまでなった。憲法を遵守するしか言えず、成行きまかせ。
米大統領選は愛国心をあおり、鼓舞することで支持率を上げるのが
米政府の恒例(?)のやり方。オバマ政権は何をするのか。

Special Operations Warrior Foundation

HONOR RALLY
コーラン焼却計画中止


9/11, Palin, Beck, beer & $225 ??? - Rachel Maddow


Navy SEAL Goggins Trains in Desert


SOWF PSA 30


---Beck, Palin hold Anchorage 9/11 rally---
by Jackie Bartz
10:04 p.m. AKDT, September 11, 2010
http://www.ktuu.com/news/ktuu-palin-beck-911-rally-091110,0,437906.story

TV personality Glenn Beck and former Gov. Sarah Palin, both controversial figures on the national stage, took an Anchorage stage for a rally at the Dena’ina Center Saturday with a packed house inside -- and a group of protesters outside.

By 10 p.m. the protesters had gone home, while ticket holders continued to take in the show.

Palin attended Saturday’s event to introduce her friend and fellow Fox News commentator Beck -- but before he joined her on stage, she had a few things to say.

Palin poked fun at what she calls the liberal media, accusing reporters of manipulating her words and news organizations of having their own agenda.

Both Palin and Beck said Saturday’s rally was about honoring America. The two say it’s important to move the country forward. Palin held a moment of silence for the victims of 9/11 nine years ago, after attending a remembrance rally in the Mat-Su Valley earlier in the day.

To the crowd’s enjoyment, the duo also addressed rumors that they would announce a 2012 political run at the rally, with Palin claiming the announcement would come on local radio station KWHL’s “Bob and Mark Show.”

Before the show, the event caused an uproar outside the Dena’ina Center. Protesters and ticket holders stood on opposite sides of the sidewalk, with a line of police officers between them. Neither side shied away from voicing its disgust of the other.

Protesters accused Beck and Palin of using the 9/11 anniversary for money and political gain, while ticket holders claimed protesters were causing a scene at a peaceful event meant to honor Americans and the memory of the 2001 terror attacks’ victims.

“They do a lot of good things of a lot of people, so I'm just glad to support them -- glad to see that they are trying to do the right thing for the country,” said ticket holder Gary Laconis.

“I think they've done more to discredit this country and to -- I don't know -- destroy the dialogue that we could be having than anybody else in recent history,” said protester Kathy Russell.

Ticket prices for Saturday’s rally ranged from $73 to $225. Beck’s manager says he is donating his speaking fee to charity.


---Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck will hold 9/11 event in Alaska---
by Joe Tacopino
Daily News Writer
Saturday, September 11th 2010, 1:46 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/09/11/2010-09-11_sarah_palin_glenn_beck_will_hold_911_event_in_alaska.html?r=news/politics

Patriotism will also be on display far from Ground Zero.

Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck are holding a rally in Alaska on Saturday to commemorate 9/11 with a group of fellow patriots.

Two weeks after his "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington DC, the Fox News host joins former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin to pay tribute to the heroes of 9/11 in the far reaches of Anchorage’s Dena’ina Convention Center.

"We can count on Glenn to make the night interesting and inspiring," Palin wrote on her Facebook page. "And I can think of no better way to commemorate 9/11."

General admission tickets range from $73.75 to $129.50.

But if you’d like to have a close encounter with Glenn Beck, "Meet and Greet" tickets available for the low price of $225.

Palin has been an outspoken opponent of the proposed Islamic community center near ground zero and has equated it with Pastor Terry Jones' plan to burn Korans on 9/11.

"People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to, but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation," she wrote, "much like building a mosque at Ground Zero."


--- Protesting Palin and Beck: Alaska's other 9/11 rally
Jill Burke | Sep 11, 2010
http://www.alaskadispatch.com/dispatches/politics/6774-protesting-palin-and-beck-alaskas-other-911-rally-


As Alaska's Sarah Palin made a surprise appearance at a Sept. 11 rally in Wasilla, another rally was in the works protesting her upcoming appearance with Fox's Glenn Beck Saturday night in Anchorage.

The sign-waving crowd of about 80 to 100 people in downtown Anchorage waved at motorists to the return honks of support and, on occasion, a middle finger extended in their direction.

At about noon Saturday, rally organizer and longtime Alaska activist Desa Jacobsen had the crowd gather around the veterans memorial on the Anchorage Park Strip. She asked for two minutes of silence to honor those who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Then she urged the crowd of about a hundred to sign a "blue ticket" to send Glenn Beck out of town -- reminiscent of how Alaska in its early history exiled undesirables.

"Don't be afraid to show yourself when you are standing up against hate and fear," she told the crowd.

Jacobsen offered the mic to a fellow protestor who joined the rally only after driving by. Abdellatif Rochdi spoke of Islam's peaceful teachings and its loathing of violence. The 9/11 attackers, he emphatically told the crowd, don't represent the religion.

Rochdi has lived in Alaska three years. He fell in love with a woman during a visit to the state and moved north to be with her. He now lives in the village of Kokhanok, where he works as a special education teacher. He was in Anchorage to renew his green card with immigration officials.

"I am Muslim," he said. "I live here. I don't hate anybody and I have never hurt anyone."

Lynette Moreno-Hinz, dressed in Tlingit regalia with her three grandchildren in tow, also spoke at the rally, saying it was important to take a stand and "stop the hate."

A lone Palin-Beck supporter stood watch with her own sign at the far end of the crowd. Pam Siegfried, who came out to show her support against people who view Palin and Beck as racists, believes some people confuse criticism of President Obama, who happens to be black, with "secret racism."

"I'm glad a black person was elected president," Siegfried said. "I just wish it was someone else."

Jacobsen, the rally organizer, read from a nearly eight page prepared statement, heavy in religious overtones and the symbolism of 9/11. She denounced Beck, Palin and their support of Alaska GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller. Here's an excerpt from that speech:

Hope is a great gift. It is of almighty God. When Sarah Palin and Glen Beck mocked it and minimized it and caused others to publically ridicule it, it was clear that their choice was not hope, but hate. They foolishly projected that Almighty God was nothing more than a Breck Shampoo Jesus who votes only republican, loves and totes guns and rides in the back of the Tea Party bus. Never mind that this healer of nations humbly rode in on a donkey and commanded all to put away the sword and to feed the poor, the widows and the fatherless. To her folly, Sarah Palin was sadly mistaken when she insisted that God wrote on his hand too as though he was so short minded that he needed a reminder. No Sarah, the writing wasn't on His hand. It was on the wall. She must be cautious as her name may sadly go down as the great wall of shame for there is a chasm between prophesying for peace and pimping for hate. There is a difference between inspiration and incitement. There is a difference between compassion and cruel laughter.


---Palin, Beck recall 9/11 attacks at Alaska event---
By RACHEL D'ORO (AP) - 20100911
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5guBEgBJPw50fXnQYaQiqt_vLVKTwD9I66T401

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin introduced Glenn Beck at an event in her home state, telling several thousand roaring fans that the conservative commentator has inspired millions.

Palin told Beck while on stage at an Anchorage convention center Saturday night that the popular Fox News Channel personality represents why so many citizens never have to apologize for being American.

Palin, the 2008 vice presidential nominee, and Beck took turns recalling what they were doing when they heard of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The pair also joked about speculation that they would make an announcement at the event about a possible 2012 presidential run. Beck told Palin that he would not be a candidate, while Palin did not answer a similar question.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An event featuring former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and conservative commentator Glenn Beck on Saturday night brought out two very different crowds.

Thousands of fans who paid between $73.75 and $225 for tickets were gathering inside the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center to see Beck introduced by Palin, the 2008 vice presidential nominee and a potential 2012 presidential candidate. The two are tea party favorites.

Outside the downtown center, about 60 protesters waved signs and denounced Palin and Beck as intolerant fearmongers spreading divisiveness across the country.

"We feel that they are inciting racism in what they do and what they say and how they go about it," said Lynette Moreno-Hinz, an Alaska Native who helped organize the protest.

Holding a sign that said "Freedom isn't just for zealots," Brian MacMillan of Anchorage wondered where all the passion from the right was during George W. Bush's presidency, when the U.S. economy began its downward slide.

MacMillan also urged Palin and Beck supporters to ease up on President Barack Obama.

"Give the man in charge his due," he said. "He's doing the best he can."

Beck, a popular Fox News Channel personality, will donate his speaking fee from the event, and Palin is not being paid for her appearance, according to Christopher Balfe, president of Beck's media company. The amount of the fee is not being disclosed, and will go to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides scholarships and services to families of military members.

The event originally featured only Beck, according to Christopher Cox of Northern Stage Co. in Anchorage. Only later did Cox think of adding Palin and she agreed to participate.

Earlier this week, Palin promoted the event on her Facebook page, saying Beck could be counted on to make for an interesting and inspiring night.

"I can think of no better way to commemorate 9/11 than to gather with patriots who will 'never forget,'" Palin wrote.

The date of the event is a coincidence, Cox said. He didn't know what Beck planned to talk about during the show.

Despite the steep price for admission, all but 700 of 4,500 tickets have been sold, said Therin Ferrin, with a private contractor that operates the city's convention centers.


---現職敗退、7人に=米中間選挙予備選---
2010/09/01-15:29
http://www.jiji.com/jc/zc?k=201009/2010090100587

 【ワシントン時事】11月の米中間選挙に向けた共和党のアラスカ州上院予備選で、3選を狙ったマカウスキ議員が31日、敗北を宣言した。一連の予備選などで敗れた現職はこれで7人目。高失業率をはじめとする閉塞(へいそく)感を背景に盛り上がった「反現職ムード」が依然として衰えていないことが浮き彫りになった。
 同予備選は、マカウスキ氏と新人の弁護士ミラー氏が接戦を演じ、不在者投票の集計に結果を持ち越していた。ミラー氏はオバマ政権批判を強める保守強硬派の草の根運動「ティーパーティー」や、地元の前知事で保守派に人気の高い2008年の同党副大統領候補ペイリン氏の支援を受けた。

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