Monday, April 22, 2013

Gubernatorial Style Larcenyny

The  following is  information gathered from Alaska websites thatunderscores the blatant attemp to enrich the oil companies in Alaska at the expense of Alaska citizens. There are YouTube videos on the subject detailing how oil company employees that got themselves elected to the Legislature helped the ex-oil industry lobbyist/Governor accomplish the $2 billion a year give-away. This is a very serious blow to the economy of Alaska. That money will just disappear from the revenue stream Alaskans rely on for vital services.

 "I looked Sean Parnell up in Wikipedia. Here is part of the listing. “Parnell left the Alaska Senate to become director of government relations in Alaska for the oil company ConocoPhillips. In 2005, he joined the lobbying firm Patton Boggs, where he advised clients on state and federal regulations governing development of major oil and gas projects. Patton Boggs represented ExxonMobil in the Exxon Valdez oil spill litigation.”
As our governor, he is supposed to be working for us now, not the oil companies. The State Retirement System is not fully funded, our schools are laying off staff and he wants to give up billions to further fatten the oil companies. I consider this thinly disguised robbery. We will be the losers if we allow it to happen. Call your representatives and tell them that a vote for this fiasco is their ticket to a new line of work!"
— Mark Beaudin

Senate Bill 21 has passed now, thanks to help from a couple of Alaska Legislators who happen to be Conoco/Phillips oil company employees. No law says they couldn’t enrich their present and former employers in such a fashion:The following information is what Alaskans can do to help themselves get it back, and I’m sure they want to, but they at least have to bend down to pick it up. I’m betting they will, but we know it is a challenge to awaken the masses and the Governor is counting on this.The last time Ray Metcalf used his talents and knowledge of the inside workings of State government to fight corruption, he was joined by a horde of FBI agents from across the country to root out the self-professed 'corrupt bastards club.' 

The first time since the Civil War that the U.S. government raided a state capital. That was only half a dozen years ago and the exposed Speaker of the House of the Alaska Legislature went into hiding on a Shell Oil company ship at sea.

From Ray Metcalfe, 907-344-4514

An attorney within the strategy planning group has recommended revisions to the signature pages sent to you on Sunday. If you have collected signatures, pleas recollect them on the attached signature page and get them to us as fast as possible.

If you are in the Anchorage area and have filled one or more of the attached signature pages, I will pick them up from you. If you are out of Anchorage, either scan and email, or fax your signature pages to 907-349-1735 and mail the originals to P.O. Box 231007, Anchorage AK 99523.

Before getting signatures, attach the new cover page to a copy of Senate Bill 21. No need to reprint the Bill if you have already printed it; just detach the old signature pages and attach the new pages.

Attached you will find the a copy of Senate Bill 21 in one document and a copy of the new cover in a separate document

Also, we now have a signup page at:

And a contact person for coordination of efforts. For questions call Pat Lavin at 907-360-0573, or email him at

My apology for the inconvenience of re gathering signatures.