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October 31, 2014

  • DonYoungPanda-ChildrensParties

    More Caption Winners!

    Congressman Don Young, a boat, a cigar, a shotgun… a panda. We asked you to caption this unbelievably non-photoshopped image and you didn’t disappoint.

  • EbolaQuanantine

    Exclusive: Inside an Ebola Quarantine

    [Read Marcus DiPoala's frontline photo-essay at TheMudflats] I got back to the U.S. from covering the Ebola outbreak in Liberia on October 19. I went because very few reporters were there, and the ones that were there were only staying for a week or so. I felt that this story was too important to not be on the ground, so I bought a plane ticket and went. On the way back, I had to go through three levels of screening, and by the time I had cleared customs at JFK International Airport in Queens, NY, I thought I was done….

  • porcupine

    Morning Baby! Porcupine Pumpkin Feast

    It’s Hump Day. It’s less than a week until the election… Halloween is just around the corner. You’re exhausted. We know you’re ready for a mid-week productivity boost. So since science is on your side, here is an adorable porcupine that can help you. This is Teddy Bear the porcupine, to be specific, and the noises he makes will make your brain turn into candy corn.

  • DonYoungPanda2

    Winners! Don Young Caption Contest

    Your meme magic has astounded even us, Mudflatters! When presented with this picture of longest sitting member of the House of Representatives Don Young, with a cigar, a shotgun, and rubber panda guy, you stepped up. There are but seven days until the election, and to help you keep your sanity and sense of humor, we will dole out two a day, for a total of the 14 best meme ideas. Think of it like a brief, and extremely insane political advent calendar, only instead of a chocolate treat you get Don Young. Ok, bad analogy. Here are today’s two…

  • Zach D Roberts

    We Must Retire Don Young, and Here’s Why

    I was about 10 when I heard a sermon I will never forget. The speaker that day drew a few gasps from the congregation of the Homer Christian Church when he disagreed with a passage from the Bible. He quoted from 1 Corinthians, Ch. 13, the passage you often hear at weddings: “Faith, Hope and Love, the greatest of these is love.” “That’s not true,” he said. “The greatest of these is hope.” He explained that his father had committed suicide. There was no shortage of love in their family. His father had simply lost hope that the pain of…

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DonYoungPanda-ChildrensParties

More Caption Winners!

Oct 30, 2014

Congressman Don Young, a boat, a cigar, a shotgun… a panda. We asked you to caption this unbelievably non-photoshopped image and you didn’t disappoint.

EbolaQuanantine

Exclusive: Inside an Ebola Quarantine

Oct 29, 2014

[Read Marcus DiPoala's frontline photo-essay at TheMudflats] I got back to the U.S. from covering the Ebola outbreak in Liberia on October 19. I went because very few reporters were there, and the ones that were there were only staying for a week or so. I felt that this story was too important to not be on the ground, so I bought a plane ticket and went. On the way back, I had to go through three levels of screening, and by the time I had cleared customs at JFK International Airport in Queens, NY, I thought I was done….

porcupine

Morning Baby! Porcupine Pumpkin Feast

Oct 29, 2014

It’s Hump Day. It’s less than a week until the election… Halloween is just around the corner. You’re exhausted. We know you’re ready for a mid-week productivity boost. So since science is on your side, here is an adorable porcupine that can help you. This is Teddy Bear the porcupine, to be specific, and the noises he makes will make your brain turn into candy corn.

DonYoungPanda2

Winners! Don Young Caption Contest

Oct 28, 2014

Your meme magic has astounded even us, Mudflatters! When presented with this picture of longest sitting member of the House of Representatives Don Young, with a cigar, a shotgun, and rubber panda guy, you stepped up. There are but seven days until the election, and to help you keep your sanity and sense of humor, we will dole out two a day, for a total of the 14 best meme ideas. Think of it like a brief, and extremely insane political advent calendar, only instead of a chocolate treat you get Don Young. Ok, bad analogy. Here are today’s two…

Zach D Roberts

We Must Retire Don Young, and Here’s Why

Oct 28, 2014

I was about 10 when I heard a sermon I will never forget. The speaker that day drew a few gasps from the congregation of the Homer Christian Church when he disagreed with a passage from the Bible. He quoted from 1 Corinthians, Ch. 13, the passage you often hear at weddings: “Faith, Hope and Love, the greatest of these is love.” “That’s not true,” he said. “The greatest of these is hope.” He explained that his father had committed suicide. There was no shortage of love in their family. His father had simply lost hope that the pain of…

YoungCorruption

Don Young, Corruption and the DOJ

Oct 28, 2014

According to Roll Call a Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) investigation into Alaska’s lone-gunman Congressman will cost the taxpayers over $86k. It all started with the infamous “Coconut Road Corruption Investigation” – or really the lack of the release of documents pertaining to the investigation that will end forcing the DOJ to pay CREW for legal fees. You can get a little refresher on the Coconut Road debacle HERE. It’s still mind blowing. “[Judge] Kessler concluded that DOJ’s conduct in withholding documents from CREW was “unreasonable.” On Monday, she ordered the federal government to repay CREW’s $86,076.20…

PalastElection

Palast Biggest Expose Ever – 3.6 million voters Threatened With Purge.

Oct 27, 2014

Three million threatened in purge of voter rolls The removals, which target minority voters, were begun in secret in the battleground state of Georgia Atlanta, Georgia A six-month-long nationwide investigation by Al Jazeera America has discovered that voting officials in 27 states, almost all of them Republicans, have launched what is threatening to become a massive purge of black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters. Already, tens of thousands have been removed from voter rolls in battleground states, and the numbers are set to climb. The full story will be released Wednesday morning on America.AlJazeera.com. And watch the two-part exposé on “America…

DonYoungPanda

EXCLUSIVE Don Young Caption Contest

Oct 26, 2014

  Of course it’s EXCLUSIVE. You think just anyone gets their mitts on a photo of the longest serving member of Congress smoking a cigar on a boat, seemingly about to menace a rubber panda man with a shotgun? And yes. This is real. It was taken this summer, and there is no photoshopping. Let’s be serious. If we were going to make up a photo with Don Young in it, even we wouldn’t have come up with this.  And now… it’s all yours. Leave your caption in the comments, and we’ll meme the best ones.

EbolaMarcus

The Ebola Front Line with Marcus DiPaola

Oct 26, 2014

Marcus DiPaola is a reporter and photojournalist whose work has been featured in NBC News, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and many more. He’s just back from Liberia and was kind enough to share some of his work with us. Getting there and back safely is not an easy or cheap trip, so we ask you to support his kickstarter. He’s looking to go back as soon as he can. **** The day starts at the old Liberian Ministry of Health, and immediately moves to the streets. Team members have to suit up to protect themselves before…

2014PressPicks

Mudflats is Anchorage Press Picks Best Blog!

Oct 25, 2014

Thanks, Alaska! We’re busting our little political buttons over here because you voted us Best Blog for the 2014 Anchorage Press Picks! We are humbled, and pretty darn stoked! From The Mudflats’ hardscrabble beginnings, we’ve evolved with the help of many awesome people. Huge thanks my fellow contributing editors Shannyn Moore and Linda Kellen Biegel; photo editor and contributor Zach Roberts; and Webmaster/Art Design guru Thomas Dewar. Thanks also to “WC” who feathers our nest with his amazing feature Bird of the Week, and of course, Brian the Moose our official moosecot and hobnobber. The contributors team is large, and far-flung….