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April 17, 2014

God Hates Changepoint & Bieber


The Westboro Baptist Church is making plans to picket another Anchorage location on its whistle stop Hate Tour of the Last Frontier. Their destination? Changepoint Church. WBC had already announced plans to picket the Alaska Native Heritage Center on the morning of June 1 to voice their distaste about all that unholy Native Heritage and “diversity.” While they’re in the neighborhood, they’re going to stop by Alaska’s #2 mega-church and let ‘em have it for being “lukewarm” about their Christianity. There is only one other mega-church in the city – The Anchorage Baptist Temple – which so far has been passed…

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God Hates Alaska Native Culture Says WBC

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Fred Phelps, the founder of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas is dead and gone, but the institution of intolerance and hatred is still on the march, and headed to Alaska. WBC has a long history of organizing anti-gay protests, and picketing military and other funerals with crude and offensive signs. Now, Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to picket the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage on the morning of June 1. Why, you ask? A news release posted on, replete with Bible quotations, states two reasons for protesting the Alaska Heritage Center. “…you make a religion out of…

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Show Me Your Budget


Show me a political flyer in Alaska and I’ll show you a candidate whose only reason for living is supporting the Permanent Fund and education, and fighting “government waste.” There’s an old saying, “Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” This week we got to see what the Republican majority in the Alaska Senate values. Rest assured, their budget, written by Sen. Pete Kelly, does not value birth control for irresponsible women. In fact, amendments to accept millions in federal funds for family planning — to actually reduce abortions —…

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Bird of the Week – Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin

Alaska is at the northerly limit of the range of the Pine Siskin. Even smaller than the Common Redpoll, it’s a member of finch family and a big fan of bird feeders. Pine Siskins are gregarious; you find them commonly in large flocks. The yellow in the primaries and heavily streaked breast, with the buffy wingbars, make this a pretty easy bird to recognize. For more bird photos, please visit Frozen Feather Images.

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Join Vic Fischer, Bella Hammond and many more in Taking Back Alaska


Please join us for a Spring Celebration to Take Back Alaska! Join Vic Fischer, Bella Hammond, Jim Whitaker, Hal & Barbara Gazaway, Jane Angvik, Chancy Croft, Jack Roderick, Barney Gottstein, David Gottstein, Malcolm & Cindy Roberts, Robin Brena, Ted & Claire Pease, Bob Lohr, Aaron Dubie, Frank Mullen, Eleanor Andrews, and Anselm Staack for a Campaign Update and Fundraising Reception at Café del Mundo 341 East Benson Boulevard, Anchorage Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. It is more important than ever to get our message out! The Giveaway has pushed Alaska to the edge of the fiscal…

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Bird of the Week – American Dipper

American Dipper with a Snack

When folks think about birds that winter in Alaska during the long, dark winter, they often forget one species. The American Dipper, a bird that spends a big chunk of its life under water, stays in Alaska all winter. Dippers forage by walking and swimming in shallow, fast streams, catching fish and invertebrates. It survives by staying in the air pockets under river ice, where the temperature is a relatively mild 32 degrees. In the summer, you’ll see the bird along fast-flowing streams, doing its namesake dipping movement. The old name for Dippers was Water Ouzel, a name that calls…

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Palin on Tonight Show – Actually Funny


Sarah Palin was featured in a skit on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He played Vladimir Putin, and she played herself. And it’s actually really funny. After all she put us through, she owes us a smile every once in a while. Enjoy!

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GOP Leader Threatens Sexual Assault Council


Speaker of the House Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski) is throwing rape victims under the train to get the governor’s out-of-state buddy on an Alaska gasline board. You’ve got to hand it to him; the lengths to which he will go to demonstrate his lack of common decency are not half-assed. In a state where 37 percent of women report having experienced sexual violence, and where rape statistics are three times the national average, Mike Chenault proves that for those like himself, there are more important things. Like getting the governor’s Texas buddy on the gasline board. The premise of Chenault’s latest legislative…

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The April 1 Election Was No Joke!


Yes, progressives, the light you saw heading towards you for this Municipal Election was NOT an oncoming train! We had a very successful night with a possibility (a long-shot, but a possibility nonetheless) of even better news after questioned and absentee ballots are counted. First, the current good news! East Side incumbent Assembly member Adam Trombley has been dumped for a better date – Mr. Pete Petersen! Mao Tosi’s candidacy did not do what his Republican backers wanted — he was unable to pull enough votes from Petersen to give Trombley the win. Pete currently leads Trombley by 336 votes…

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Anchorage: Free Dental Care For Those In Need

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    More Info at the links:   Patient Information April 11-12, 2013 Dena’ina Center, Anchorage, Alaska Alaska Mission of Mercy is a large-scale dental clinic where dental treatment is provided at no cost to individuals who cannot access and/or afford dental care. This event is completely volunteer driven and is possible because of the generous support of AKMOM partners. Who Should Come Adults and Children If you do not have enough money to pay for dental care If you do not have a regular dentist Dates Friday April 11, 2014 Saturday April 12, 2014 Time Come early!…

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