Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Guest Post by Shailey Tripp


The one year anniversary of the publication of Boys Will Be Boys: Media, Morality, & The Cover-up of the Todd Palin Shailey Tripp Sex Scandal is almost here. It is hard to believe that time has gone by so quickly.
In the past year my life has experienced a series of ups and downs but they have brought me closer to my family.

There was a lot of speculation about the reason that I had to end my blog last year. The truth is a potential employer asked me to do so in order to be considered for an opportunity. That employer was the National Guard and the Army. However, I was not able to meet the physical requirements quickly enough and then when my birthday passed I became too old.  I am not sorry I tried, though. It gave me a reason to get in shape, lose weight and focus on something positive for myself as well as my family. I was also happy to take a break from the drama, the hustle and bustle of the Palin world and the carnage that comes as a result.
I am rested now and wanted to check in and reassure my supporters that I am still fighting the fight to expose the Palins and their involvement with prostitution. I am also helping by being an advocate, raising awareness of prostitution and what it means in terms of economics, family, self esteem, and it's impact on society. Between last summer and the end of January, 2013, I have been an invited guest at academic institutions to give talks about my book, Boys Will Be Boys, and about the impact of the events in that book on my own life. I also spoke about the subject at a church and a domestic violence seminar.
These speaking engagements encourage me and make me feel more grounded. They also give me hope that the existence of my book and it's contents are slowly getting out in the world in general. Perhaps coming into the broader world through academia is better than coming in through the media. There is talk locally (where I live), that my book may become a part of modern women's issues and studies by a local university. That would be a great accomplishment if it happens.
On a personal note, I am still struggling a great deal financially but we are all healthy and just keep moving forward day by day. I would like to take the next few days and invite all of you to ask any questions you may have in the comments section here. I will try to answer them as best I can. If Blade permits I may even start doing a post every two weeks, offering a little bit more information and talk about events that have been happening in the background.
Best Regards!

Shailey Tripp


I want to thank Shailey for her contribution. I know that many readers are still interested in Shailey’s story and I thought everyone would appreciate hearing from her.

If you have questions for Shailey, you may ask them in the comments. Depending on the number and the nature of the questions, Shailey will either answer them in the comments section or write another post addressing them.

I hope everyone enjoyed her post.



Sunday, February 24, 2013

New Book About Palin’s Governorship


There is a new book hitting the stands that delves into the specifics of Sarah Palin’s half-term as Alaska’s governor. Written by former Anchorage Daily News reporter, Matthew Zencey, Unlikely Liberal Sarah Palin's Curious Record as Alaska's Governor details the hypocrisy and lies of her administration.

While this book avoids mention of her personal life, it should still be an interesting read. I have always found her politics strange. I think she was in over her head, floundering her way through the job.

I shudder to think what could have happened had McCain won the election. Hopefully, a majority of voters will have the good sense not to vote for her should Sarah Palin ever decide to run for any political office again. Thanks to books like Unlikely Liberal, among others, the truth about her political ability is available for all to read.



Friday, February 22, 2013

They Will Never Learn (Hopefully)


The CPAC has announced it’s list of speakers for their March 2013 meeting. All of the usual suspects are there including Sarah Palin.

After the last election, it seems like the group would be taking stock and bringing in new blood but perhaps they can’t find anymore people with such narrow-minded views.

With that line-up of speakers, the gathering is sure to be a snooze fest. Perhaps Todd will bring some of his “lady friends” to liven things up.



Saturday, February 16, 2013



The surgery itself went okay. The surgeon told me that I would probably stay overnight due to my other medical problems. I had to stay two nights because I was running a fever but the CBC didn’t indicate a serious infection so I was sent home yesterday afternoon even though I still have a low grade fever.

I am in quite a bit of pain, have no appetite to speak of yet and just feel rundown in general. I have been on Opana ER for over a year so at the hospital they added Dilaudid. I was getting both injections and tablets. I was sent home with a Dilaudid prescription but because I am being treated by pain management, I was unable to get the prescription filled without it being okayed by my pain doctor. Unfortunately, it was so late in the day that the pain clinic was closed and they aren’t open on weekends. Needless to say, I had a rough night.

I still have a lot of gas which makes me very uncomfortable. I can burp but can’t pass gas rectally and my bowels aren’t working yet. Hopefully, these problems will resolve by Monday or I will have to call the surgeon’s office.

I hope to be able to resume regular posts next week.



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Surgery Tomorrow


I will be having my gall bladder removed tomorrow. I may have to be in the hospital for a few days depending on how things turn out.

I will resume posting when I am able.



Friday, February 8, 2013

Interesting Tidbit In This Exchange…


I was reading a lively exchange about Sarah Palin’s fake pregnancy and thought others might enjoy it.


This comment is intriguing.

“There is something fishy about Trig's birth as there's no record that he was born anywhere to anyone. You'd think his birth record would be on file like the rest of Sarah's children's are.”

Now, we all know that birth records in Alaska are sealed for one hundred years so any ideas what this remark means?

Maybe the person who wrote this also visits anti-Palin blogs. If you happen to see this, could you please share what you know?



Saturday, February 2, 2013


This is a time of change in my life and changes  will be coming to this blog, too. There has been too much negativity in the comments recently and I freely admit that a lot of it has been my fault. I know that I have requested help frequently which angered some readers but I have never lied about the problems that we have and still are having.

I posted about the troubles we were and still are having here out of desperation. All I really wanted was for people to purhase pens. I didn't want donations but when they were sent I took them because they offered a quick solution.

I will no longer request help here but I do ask that readers keep in mind that my hubby and I do suffer from health problems that place a financial hardship on us and we will be dealing with them for the rest of our lives. The hubby's handcrafted ink pens tab at the top of the page links to our pen site. Hubby and I would be very grateful if visitors would consider purchasing pens occasionally. If anyone wants to know how hubby and I are doing, please email me. My email address is at the bottom of every post.

My son and his family left yesterday and got back to Texas this morning. Hubby and I miss them very much but I have more free time now so I will be focusing this blog on the Palins again. My gall bladder surgery has been scheduled for February 13th so there will be a break in new posts at that time.

Any questions, suggestions, etc., please email me.