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UPDATE: I added information on the bullet-point section below, with regards to Louisiana and Puerto Rico. I provided evidence of how Louisiana benefits from the film industry, and for those that don’t follow the “Twilight” series, Louisiana is where the film started. Right now they are still filming, but in Vancouver. A segment of the new “Pirates Of The Caribbean” was filmed in Puerto Rico. A proper link about that is below as well.
I hope that now this turns into a non-issue, considering how many incentives Obama has granted large corporations that have contributed to the Democrat Party.
Thanks, The Palin Express
It is still going on, my friends. Apparently, Governor Palin‘s Facebook post did not answer one of my reader’s questions. Therefore, I will place that comment here. I know the answers to these questions, as well as many of you who read here.
But I promised the best answers I could offer; therefore, I will attempt to get as close to the source as possible. The Daily Caller did not do their job as professionnal journalisms to distinguish or write about this mini-series. Homework on the matter could have easily been done and interview any and all people involved, and left her out of the picture. Unfortunately that was not the case.
So here it goes:
All I see is more of Ms. Palin’s patent-pending “I’m a victim” reaction to the media accurately reporting her own words and actions, and then her railing against the “liberal media” for being “mean” to her. According to Ms. Palin, she is the single-most-often misquoted person in the history of the written word.
So, I will put the question in so simple a set of questions that even Sarah Palin won’t be able to misconstrue, divert, distort or distract from a simple yes-or-no answer:
Was “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” subsidized, fiscally augmented, reimbursed, credited or remunerated in any way, shape or form by the state government of Alaska? Yes or No.
Did your TLC television show “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” receive the aforementioned subsidy, fiscal augmentation, reimbursement, credit or remuneration because it became possible as the result of legislation you implemented as governor of Alaska in 2008? Yes or No.
Were you, Sarah Palin, or any investments or accounts held by you or for you, the recipient of ANY money – directly or indirectly – as a result of that Alaska payment/credit to the production company? Yes or No.
Do you believe that you should not be held accountable to the “feathering the nest” rule regarding legislators and profit from legislation? Yes or No.
Do you believe it is hypocritical of you to personally accept public money for a private television endeavor while you simultaneously speak out in favor of cutting funding for National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting System? Yes or No.
No punches pulled there, Ms. Palin. No obscure, unclear questions. No sandbags. Just a series of simple, easy to answer, yes-or-no questions.
I challenge you to reply to them each with nothing more than a “yes” or “no” answer.
I decided to look up some blog pieces that cover this same topic, right before I tweet about this. Here are the links, below:
- Doc Zero, at Human Events;
- USA Today explains why Baton Rouge, LA was chosen to film part of “Breaking Dawn;”
- On Location Vacations, website that shows ALL current films and their locations;
- Stacy from C4P answers what entails tax credits, production and incentives for films/mini-series and other documentaries for states like Alaska;
- Jim Geraghty at NRO posted an update that did NOT reflect the truth of Alaska’s incentives and tax breaks that Governor Palin, in a bi-partisan effort, signed into law in 1998 as part of her own agenda of “Back To The Future” where she’d benefit from filming “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” with TLC. State tax and federal taxes are totally different, and the state was the one that really got the benefit from its beauty and resources.
- Louisiana benefits greatly on their tax incentives and they have a website where all the information is broken down, and all the films that are currently in agenda. I posted this information on Ace’s website who ponders about the same non-issue; nevertheless he’s getting slammed as well.
- US Territories like Puerto Rico have also been excellent film locations, i.e., the new “Pirates Of The Caribbean“. Check out the carriage scene, the Fort, and the small private island. Scroll down where it says, “Fajardo, Puerto Rico”. The carriage scene, along with the fort was filmed in Old San Juan.
NOTE: Alaskans are quite happy about all the incoming tourism. How does GE feel about their benefits, tax breaks and “blind eyes” that they get from Obama?
- Sarah Palin Rips The Daily Caller Over Placement Of Her Quotes In Story (mediaite.com)
- Sarah Palin: Cleaning up media ‘sloppiness’ is a full-time job (aksyrin.wordpress.com)
- Sarah Palin profits from law she signed as governor (garystlawrence.wordpress.com)
I finished my first show and hats off to TLC, the Palin family for showing us what my family didn’t get a chance to see on their cruise trip. The “studio room” was a very cool thing to watch; now that’s gonna be imprinted in my head!
Seriously, regardless what you think of her, give it a chance. She’s a very nice individual with a great close-knit family. Next episode is Sunday, 9 p.m. I highly recommend it, and my kids had fun with the tidbits they caught, especially the bear fight.
From the PR Newspaper, El Vocero (rough translation):
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, EE.UU. – A fleet of six airplanes and two helicopters started a search on Sunday of a small hydroplane with four people on board, amongst them three park forest employees, that disappeared by the southeast of Alaska in the midst of bad weather.
The search of the aircraft, called Dehavilland Beaver was focused on a rocky coastal terrain between Swikshak Lake and Katmai National Park, and the destination was to King Salmon, 460 kilometers (285 miles) to the southwest of Anchorage.
There has been no radio communication nor an emergency broadcast of its location, said Ralph Moore, who had hopes that the hydroplane could have landed on a cove and await better weather conditions. The aircraft was reported missing after it did not reach King Salmon, according to the Alaskan Coast Guard.
Alaska has experienced several airplane accidents from the beginning of June, amongst them one on August 9, in which the ex-senator Ted Stevens passed away. Other recent accidents, as in Denali National Park Elmendorf Air Force Base in the middle of Alaska and in the commercial district near the center of Anchorage.
Seventeen people have died so far related to plane crashes in Alaska from June.