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November 21, 2017

What are they up to?


Let’s do a quick check-in, and see what people are up to during the lull at the holiday season between the election, and the beginning of the next legislative session

Mark Begich

Mark Begich is busy getting gold stars. The latest is for voting for the Feinstein Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which takes steps to end allowing the indefinite detention of American’s in the United States.

Lisa Murkowski

Lisa Murkowski is “outraged” about the Benghazi incident.  And  “she has no patience for the constantly changing stories coming out of the White House and even less for the empty explanations from senior administration officials who she believes cannot or will not explain why things went wrong,” according to a press release. No mention about potential Secretary of State Susan Rice.

Sean Parnell

He’s talking about state ownership of a gas liquefaction plant on the North Slope. State owned? Means of production? (whispering behind my hand) Socialist!

Don Young –

The Center for Biological Diversity has petitioned to list as endangered, the freshwater harbor seals living in Lake Iliamna, near the proposed site of the Pebble Mine. The seals are one of only 5 populations of fresh water seals in the world. This can mean only one thing. Press release from Don Young’s office telling the  Iliamna freshwater seal to screw itself in 3, 2, 1…

Sullivan & Co. –

The mayor and his minions are busily fundraising for their chosen crony, Andy Clary. Just what we need – another white conservative Christian male in a position of power. Yay team.

French –

Everyone wants to be Hollis this week. His recount added votes to his win over Bob Bell in the Anchorage Senate race. And he learned the news while on vacation in Hawaii.

Palin –

She’s busy… um. Tweeting. Sort of.  This week she delivered some pearls of wisdom and shared her unique and profound insights with us in 140 characters or less.

“Results whether good or bad come from the choices we make. Choose wisely.”

 I was so moved by this revelatory wisdom, that I retweeted that one and sent it to John McCain.

Oh, and the FBI is looking into the Matanuska Maid Dairy debacle from when she was governor. Hmmmm…..



19 Responses to “What are they up to?”
  1. The Lawman says:

    Sarah Palin tells others to choose wisely?

    lol…whatcha smoking? pot? meth? pills?

    Let’s see how that United Nations meetings goes….

    McCain can’t save you and now UN Susan Rice can’t save you either…

    Investments in TransCanada…darn those lawdogs…smirk…high five…

    Better make your choices wisely….wink wink…

    and you can stop stalking the Kid and stop using people already…

    Taping phones and computers illegally…hows that mechanic that tagged the vehicle?

    The US can’t stop what is to come…are you ready Palin? McCain? Rice?

    the Kid sure is…and so is the brother from another mother…

    Says for me to tell you: “Your nothing but a mosquito”

    Now doesn’t that sound familiar….smirk….

    That DNA test is evidence no one wants to see light of day…

    Darn…power of the peoples rules that decision…

    End Game Palin…big smooches….lol…

  2. Zyxomma says:

    I know this “they” refers to Alaska’s politicians (and pseudo-celebrities), but perhaps you might like to know what NYC’s billionaire mayor is doing also, too:

    My landline is supposed to be back in three days. We’ll see.

  3. Zyxomma says:

    The link to the dairy story isn’t working. Here it is:

    • UgaVic says:

      I half paid attention to this issue for the last five years so to hear it has not gotten any better is no surprise.

      Thanks for the link and I am hoping the FBI is able to ‘get their man’ when it comes to this matter, although I doubt they will get the biggest knucklehead, the former half term gov!

  4. Martha Unalaska Yard Sign says:

    Have I been gone that long? I got sent to spam! Now I’m sad.

  5. Martha Unalaska Yard Sign says:

    AKM, you are crackin’ me up! Did you perform apostrophe abuse on purpose? Will you now refudiate my gutteral instinct for finding such much abuse? Ow, that hurt. I don’t know Sarah does that without giving herself a big headache. Maybe one has to actually sport a brain to get a headache.

  6. AKblue says:

    Gee, I wish Lisa Murkowski had displayed some of that outrage and impatience when the Bush administration was leading us into a war on false information, and stonewalled time after time when Bush declared everything classified, even if the law said it wasn’t. This late-blooming outrage is empty noise.

  7. GoI3ig says:

    I tuned in KFQD tonight to catch the news, and had the unfortunate experience of catching the last few minutes of silver spoon Danny Sullivan guest hosting the Dave Stierin show.

    I had a hard time with his musings about people in Anchorage helping each other out. He forgot to mention that in his world it only applies to heterosexual, non union, christian citizens.

    It seems somewhat odd that first the light gov, and then the mayor host a right wing whack job show. I guess there’s something to that saying, birds of a feather……

  8. laurainnocal says:

    Jeanne – any response from the dourest man on the Hill?

  9. I always loved that line. But even better is the follow up- “He chose poorly.” Also appropriate for McCain.

  10. Krubozumo Nyankoye says:

    Troll first ask questions later.

    The Bengahzi battle cry! Scandal, deception! Oh my!

    I can’t help but think that all the sound and fury from the right wing on this sad event is really just an effort to cover up the obscenely smug and pathetically obtuse effort by Mitt the dunce to insinuate his horrifically wrong judgement into actual government before he was ever not elected to anything.

    09/11/2001 ? Nobody could have foreseen it. The biggest lie in history.

  11. Tektonak says:

    “The mayor and his minions are busily fundraising for their chosen crony, Andy Clary. Just what we need – another white conservative Christian male in a position of power. Yay team.”

    Wow, I just tried something: re-read that statement, but change “white” to “[insert other color/ethnicity]” and change “Christian male” to “[insert other religion here] female”, and that would be considered discriminatory based on race, religion and sex. Good thing he’s white, Christian and male so its not.

    If we truly want to break free from discrimination, we have to be willing to call each other out when we see it. It’s not right from either party.

    • Alaska Pi says:

      Your comment is confusing here.
      Are you saying AKM is making or verging on making a discriminatory remark?
      If so- there is a distinct and complete difference between what is discrimination and the “Fallacious Flip” you have created here.

      We won’t get past discrimination of all types if we are not honest that white privilege exists and that white male privilege has been problematic/disabling for a long time for way too many groups of people.

      And please do remember, hating white privilege is not the same as hating white people.
      The former is solid and good, the latter is stupid and sicko.

      I wonder if whatzername actually understands her trite but true remark ?
      Oh – prolly not. Oh- definitely not.
      Is too much like my smallest sib , then a pre-reader , pounding away on Ma’s typewriter , playing teacher, years and years ago and accidently making/typing a couple words .
      you string stuff together long enough, often enough, you can unintentionally get something sensible out of the pile…

    • Simple Mind says:

      “[Discrimination is] not right from either party/” Hmmmmm……Interesting sentence. First, is discrimination always wrong in every time, place and application? When we hired a caregiver for my elderly mom, was it wrong to prefer a female? When the Anchorage Baptist Temple hires an assistant pastor, is it wrong for them to prefer an evangelical Christian? If you are looking to appoint an interim assemblyperson to represent a culturally diverse community and to replace a duly elected moderate female Democrat, is there value in seeking diversity?

      Interesting questions, but I’ll confine myself here to the observation that the only time the party in power seems to be concerned with “discrimination” is when they hold all the chairs and they want to keep holding them.

      Then, how about the statement that discrimination is an evil from “either party”? Which party is that? Is it wrong if a black person points out that all the bosses are white? Is it wrong for a woman to point out that all the high-paid promotions go to men? Either assertion implies the speaker is “discriminating” against the white bosses or high-paid males.

      This debate was beaten to smithereens during the creation of affirmative action programs. Racial, religious and sexual discrimination has created a society where privileged classes have built enormous walls of advantage. To suddenly say “no more discrimination” just leaves those walls in place.

      You’ll forgive me if I don’t sympathize much with a claim that white conservative men are being discriminated against.

  12. slipstream says:

    “Choose wisely” ??

    Wasn’t that what the Knight Templar said to Indiana Jones in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” ?

    Oh yeah . . . “But choose wisely, for while the true Grail will bring you life, the false Grail will take it from you.”

    It is good to see that Palin draws her inspiration from such deep sources.

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