Racist E-Mails Circulating In Alaska's State Government

Racist jokes about President-elect Barack Obama have been circulating among e-mail accounts in Alaska's state government.

Alaska officials have confirmed three racist messages after being told about them by The Associated Press. It appears the original e-mails came from outside the state system, but were forwarded by some state employees.

One official calls it "embarrassing to the state," and says she's notified Governor Sarah Palin. A spokesman for Palin says he understands the Department of Administration is following up with the individuals who forwarded the e-mails.

The state chairman of the Alaska Black Leadership Conference is encouraging Palin to condemn the sharing of the e-mails because it happened "in a state setting."


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  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jan 12, 2009 at 09:14 AM
    Ben took his toys and went home. I guess he saw that opinions based on feelings and fantasy just won't get it in the real world.
  • by Coach M Location: RMT on Jan 11, 2009 at 08:12 PM
    Anything you say is interesting Why you seem to be so oblivious as to your own ignorance, I find very intriguing indeed. Wait, I apologize for making that statement. Please, can we have it stricken from the record...LOL...NOT. Ben, were are you when we need you?
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jan 10, 2009 at 04:15 PM
    I did, left an interesting "commit".
  • by Coach M Location: RMT on Jan 6, 2009 at 12:07 AM
    Tad: check out the 'Laura Bush' article.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jan 2, 2009 at 10:33 AM
    Coach, my comments on this topic are valid because they are based on the Bible, not on feelings that I perceive to have been bruised by Christians and the faith. I'm not really sure what you mean when you refer to my "commits". All Christians make mistakes and most have enormous senses of humor. People who sit on the outside of church and the mainstream of Christian ideology are not the people who we will allow to define our doctrine. Thanks for your input just the same.
  • by Coach M Location: Rocky on Jan 1, 2009 at 09:42 PM
    TAD Yor arguements on Religion hold no water. You speak with a double edged tongue. You would not make some of the commits you do up here if you were truely a Christian. PERIOD. If you think otherwise, your Church elder needs to spend more time with you.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Dec 31, 2008 at 08:01 AM
    Like I said long ago on this post Coach, way back before you muttled and befuttled for the past few days, please learn something about our religion before you criticize it. We are human too coach, we joke and have fun. We make mistakes, but we admit them and yeild to the truth of the Bible. I know some great kids from Rocky Mount and in fact coach one of them myself. I sincerely hope that her parents, her pastor and I have been able to establish in her the necessary values and the ability to make "judgements" that will allow her to avoid people of questionable character. I would be very concerned if she fell under the influence of someone who discouraged her from discerning the spirit and intentions of others before allowing herself to fall into their sphere of influence.
  • by Coach M Location: Rocky Mount on Dec 30, 2008 at 10:32 PM
    Tad, You do not make points valid to what I say. You do not have to "accept anything and everything as Christian behavior" but not doing so does not mean passing judgement. Your commits do not hold water as I have seen other remarks about the looks of people and the stupidity of others. A true Christian such as you claim to be in these commits would not speak of others in such a manner. Therefore, you do not warrent any attention at all, really. Please forgive me for taking up what little valuable time you have during the day. Have a better New Year.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Dec 30, 2008 at 11:58 AM
    Already did coach, he explained to me years ago that "judge not" did not mean that Christians or the church should accept anything and everything as Christian behavior. I don't always feel that I know when someone isn't right with God. However, when someone adopts a lifestyle that is a direct affront to the standards set out in the Bible, it does not take a profit to figure it out. It is not sinful to point out to those with lifestyles that are not in agreement with Gods word that they are off the reservation.
  • by Coach M Location: Rocky Mount on Dec 30, 2008 at 12:47 AM
    TAD: Also you say, "Prayer, study and the advice of a learned church elder will help." then I hope you will find the Church elder you seek to help you.
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