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Re: Highest unnamed peak in US to be named "Stevens?"

Postby mrchad9 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:54 pm

Ha! But actually not so much anti-conservative as anti-hypocrite. I voted for Arnold twice!
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Re: Highest unnamed peak in US to be named "Stevens?"

Postby chugach mtn boy » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:12 pm

Fletch wrote:Supposedly he was co-mingling re-election campaign funds to get some work done on his house - some people view it as corruption, others an accounting error (US law is very fuzzy on what politicians can and cannot do with campaign funds).

Not exacly ... I believe the charge was that he allowed an oil field services company (VECO) to do a quarter million dollars worth of work on his house, did not pay for all of it, and didn't report it as a gift as required by federal law. I don't think anyone claims the law was vague on this point--the defense was that Stevens wasn't paying attention and thought he had paid for everything.
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Re: Highest unnamed peak in US to be named "Stevens?"

Postby chugach mtn boy » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:47 pm

Fletch wrote:By the way, as an Alaskan, what are your personal thoughts on the guy? (definitely not trying to start a political thread here... sorry if it comes out that way )

Heh heh--I'm in a position where I better not take you up on that invitation, one way or the other. But I enjoy reading everybody else's comments, so don't hold back on my account! :wink:
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Re: Highest unnamed peak in US to be named "Stevens?"

Postby Buz Groshong » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:50 pm

chugach mtn boy wrote:
Fletch wrote:Supposedly he was co-mingling re-election campaign funds to get some work done on his house - some people view it as corruption, others an accounting error (US law is very fuzzy on what politicians can and cannot do with campaign funds).

Not exacly ... I believe the charge was that he allowed an oil field services company (VECO) to do a quarter million dollars worth of work on his house, did not pay for all of it, and didn't report it as a gift as required by federal law. I don't think anyone claims the law was vague on this point--the defense was that Stevens wasn't paying attention and thought he had paid for everything.


Sounds kind of like the woman who shot her husband six times and then claimed she didn't know the gun was loaded!
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Re: Highest unnamed peak in US to be named "Stevens?"

Postby mrchad9 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:50 pm

chugach mtn boy wrote:Heh heh--I'm in a position where I better not take you up on that invitation, one way or the other. But I enjoy reading everybody else's comments, so don't hold back on my account! :wink:

What position is that? Why not? I'm also curious.

And are you a Murkowski or a Miller man? Let's open this up!

(Well said Buz)
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Re: Highest unnamed peak in US to be named "Stevens?"

Postby BobSmith » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:09 am

chugach mtn boy wrote:Senator Lisa Murkowski is pushing legislation to require the US Board of Geographic Names to name Peak 13,895 (the south summit of Mt. Hunter) "Stevens Peak," after the late Senator Ted Stevens.

The peak is "S" in this AAJ photo:
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If she wants to name it, then they need to make her solo the damned thing.
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Re: Highest unnamed peak in US to be named "Stevens?"

Postby MoapaPk » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:16 am

The peak should be named after Harry Reid. Stevens was an inferior piker.
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Postby Tangeman » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:18 am

rlshattuck wrote: . . . or wait, Palin Peak . . . that's got a nice ring to it.

Palin right next to Mt. Hunter. BAM! :)
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Re: Highest unnamed peak in US to be named "Stevens?"

Postby chugach mtn boy » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:08 am

Well the bill's passed both House and Senate already--seems to have taken only about 2 weeks (so much for gridlock!).
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Postby Kiefer » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:22 pm

No wonder this country is so messed up.
We have mountains/peaks named after politicians, CEO misers and businessmen and ballparks, concert venues and ampitheaters named after
corporations & banks. Says a lot about who our leadership and representitive's admire and look up to.
By the way, this post was brought to you by Starbucks, General Mills and Colorado State University.

I'd rather see it named something more appropriate like, Washburn Peak or the likes.

mrchad9 wrote:Hmmm... So they have a peak officially named McKinley that everyone refers to as Denali.

I guess now they will have a Stevens Peak that folks can call Mount Corrupt Douchebag.


Freakin awesome!!! :lol:
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