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Alaska Plane* Crash

Posted Tuesday, August 10, 2010, at 12:45 PM

Details are still extremely sketchy at this point but what is know is that a small plane has crashed in Alaska. Former head of Nasa Sean O'Keefe was aboard the plane. It is believed that former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens was also on board, though there has been no confirmation. His family has released a statement but did not state whether or not he was on the plane.

There are fatalities, and the crash was caused by weather.

Whether you liked the former Senator or not now is a good time to keep him and his family as well as O'Keefe in your thoughts and prayers. No matter how you view a person when they leave this earth they deserve some level of respect.

For my part I hope he is alive and well.

UPDATE (1:24) CNN is now reporting that Ted Stevens was on board and has died in the plan crash. MSNBC and Fox News have not reported this and it has NOT been confirmed as of yet.

UPDATE (1:42) MSNBC, NBC, and Fox News all reporting that Ted Stevens has died. MSNBC is reporting that a spokesman for Ted Stevens has confirmed that he died in the crash. There is still no word on O'Keefe. They are reporting 5 deaths and three survivors (which does not match the number that has been reported of being on the plane, 9).

I will wait for more details before making it official on here. It is tragic loss for the state of Alaska. He was selected as a replacement in the Senate when Alaska was not even a decade old yet and he went on to serve 40 years before retiring in 2008 under a cloud, but that does not take away from the service he gave to his state and his country.

UPDATE (1:59) Ted Stevens' family has been notified of his death. This is a tragic loss not only for Alaska but for all Americans.

There is still no confirmation on O'Keefe. I can, however, report that there are 4 survivors, 5 deaths.

UPDATE (4:14) All networks and websites are reporting Sean O'Keefe and his son were among the four survivors. This has been confirmed by the company in which O'Keefe is COO of, EADS. Thanks to Navyblue for staying on top of the story as well.

*changed Plan to Plane

I will post more as I get more information.


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So what plan crashed? Oh, it was a airplane not a plan. Mike, someday you will learn to edit your blog prior to posting.

-- Posted by BuffRoam on Tue, Aug 10, 2010, at 2:51 PM

FOX News reports that Sean Okeefe and his son both survived the crash, and are probably in the hospital, but with no report on their condition.

-- Posted by Navyblue on Tue, Aug 10, 2010, at 3:05 PM

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.co...

Unrelated but will hopefully lighten the mood.

-- Posted by Damu on Tue, Aug 10, 2010, at 4:32 PM

From the party of compassion;

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0...

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 6:30 PM

@CPB Thought you'd really enjoy this..

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Pope-Be...

-- Posted by Damu on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 6:34 PM

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0...

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 6:50 PM

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0...

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 7:45 PM

Actually Palin and many other celebrity deaths wouldn't bother me. Perhaps without all the BS to report the new stations might actually have to do some investigative journalism.

-- Posted by Damu on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 7:54 PM

@CPB Personally I find the decision by the pope to not punish the people responsible for making sure priests who raped kids were moved to other locations without anyone knowing what happened is far worse than an off color remark about the nit wit sara palin.

Perhaps I should post it 3 or 4 times so you get the idea?

-- Posted by Damu on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 8:00 PM

I'm not Catholic, so I say the pope must ultimately answer to Jesus.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0...

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 8:13 PM

@CPB By that logic so must Keith. He just wished ill on another though, he wasn't part of a large cover up of the rape of children.

-- Posted by Damu on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 8:56 PM

http://nobeliefs.com/exist.htm

-- Posted by Damu on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 8:59 PM

These are really fun as well! Who doesn't like looking at a subject with logic? Wait I know "believers"

http://godisimaginary.com/i14.htm

-- Posted by Damu on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 8:59 PM

CPB maybe you should cool it on the one person that wishes ill to Sarah Palin. Is he a horrible person? Without a doubt.

But let's not forget the conservative posters on THIS site (not in New Hampshire but on this site) that celebrated such deaths as Ted Kennedy, Michael Jackson, and Robert Byrd.

I think as you can plainly see most people on this site have been very respectful of Ted Stevens. So for you to link us to a website about some unfortunate jerk that isn't on this site is just in poor taste on your part. It is unfortunate when most are being respectful you have to play partisan politics with it.

May I ask why you have linked to the website numerous times? No one on this website has ever wished ill will towards Sarah Palin. Moderate Conservatives lost a great champion and I was paying my respects to him and you had to go an ruin it for your own personal partisan interests.

-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Thu, Aug 12, 2010, at 10:02 AM

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/reagan-...

Interesting take on the economy.

-- Posted by Damu on Thu, Aug 12, 2010, at 12:51 PM

I saw that today as well Damu. I wonder how long before Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and the Republican leadership start calling him a liberal blowhard.

The most interesting thing from him that I saw is that he said how the GOP destroyed the economy not how the GOP was destroying the economy. He also points directly at the tax cuts as a huge problem. He doesn't spare either party (and rightfully shouldn't) but he goes after his own party the hardest.

-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Thu, Aug 12, 2010, at 3:13 PM

"No one on this website has ever wished ill will towards Sarah Palin." Posted by MichaelHendricks on Thu, Aug 12, 2010, at 10:02 AM

LIAR!!!

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Thu, Aug 12, 2010, at 9:55 PM

Molly123,

Get off of your high horse and grow up! Nowhere on my post did I ever mention President Obama. And quit making President Obama seem like an impotent little child, he's the President of the United States of America. With a single stroke of a pen, he could end America's wars once and for all.

So why doesn't he?

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Thu, Aug 12, 2010, at 10:00 PM

Wow CPB once again going to lowest common denominator. Instead of taking ownership of turning this thread into your own partisan bickering you decide to attack others.

I'm a liar, huh? Okay, proof?

You know the answer to your own question CPB. I love that you are telling another poster to grow up after posting the same link three times in a row to trash one person who has nothing to do with this site whatsoever.

Molly, one thing you will learn quickly with CPB is that he will defend ad nauseum those of his ilk for whatever they do but the instant anyone to the left of his ideology does a similar thing he jumps all over them. He also will call you names and then deny doing it.

I like your tact with dealing with him keep it up, you have obviously hit a vein with him.

-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Thu, Aug 12, 2010, at 10:15 PM

I have no nicknames for President Obama. He is the executive branch of our Nation. I do not hate him at all, in fact I love him for the leader he is. And I am NOT a part of the death to Obama group.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Fri, Aug 13, 2010, at 3:17 PM

At least there is some decency in this world;

http://www.wmur.com/r/24609209/detail.ht...

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Fri, Aug 13, 2010, at 3:24 PM

"I have no nicknames for President Obama. He is the executive branch of our Nation. I do not hate him at all, in fact I love him for the leader he is. And I am NOT a part of the death to Obama group."

Seriously CPB? You expect us to believe that you love Obama?

There is decency in this world and it is good that individual resigned after his comments.

-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Fri, Aug 13, 2010, at 3:48 PM

Grow up Molly. It is you, as exposed by your own words, that is the "hater". It is you, who has judged others as "haters", revealed your own hatred of those who have differing thoughts and beliefs of your own.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Fri, Aug 13, 2010, at 7:15 PM

CPB aren't you the same poster who many moons ago went on a rampage about how we need to be nice to women and we shouldn't be attacking them in the public sphere (it was regarding Sarah Palin)? Yet here you are attacking a female poster. Is this a case of blatant hypocrisy? Apparently only Republican women need your protection, all others need to, what was it you said, "grow up?"

-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Sat, Aug 14, 2010, at 10:38 AM

NO, that was not me!

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sat, Aug 14, 2010, at 11:55 AM

Actually no! I thought back to an old saying, "If your under 30, and your not a liberal, you have no heart. And if your over 30, and still a liberal, you have no brain". At least your heart is in the right place.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sat, Aug 14, 2010, at 1:04 PM

No, but I think you have proven it very well.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sat, Aug 14, 2010, at 2:46 PM

CPB do you know anything other than insults? I guess by your logic I have no heart and no brain. Well at least I know now. Thanks for clearing that up.

-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Sat, Aug 14, 2010, at 3:41 PM


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