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August 20, 2017

Brian the Moose!

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Meet Brian, the official ‘moosecot’ of the Mudflats.  Brian is actually a real moose that often visits Mudflats Central and amuses us all with his crazy antics like running off with swingsets, doing a bit of yoga on the lawn, occasionally raiding the compost, and staring in rapt attention at window cleaning.  Now Brian has a portable plastic avatar of himself that can be spirited around much more easily than the real thing.  Here is Brian hanging out with some of his political friends in Alaska and beyond…

Brian crosses one off his “bucket list” after meeting Governor Howard Dean!

Brian and the apparently non-vegetarian Mudflatter, Rachel Maddow.

Brian and “Flat Barack”… We’re still working on the non-flat one. Give us time.

Markos Moulitsas, founder of Daily Kos is smitten with his favorite moose.

 

Brian gets some face time with national progressive talk radio icon, and author of a zillion books, Thom Hartmann

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The President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Cecile Richards,  was delighted to meet a pro-choice moose!

Brian gets a command performance of the “Power of Two” with Amy and Emily – The Indigo Girls

Author Geoffrey Dunn, Former AK First Lady Susan Knowles, and former AK Governor Tony Knowles have a Brian fanjets.

Author Geoffrey Dunn, Former AK First Lady Susan Knowles, and former AK Governor Tony Knowles have a Brian fanfest.

 Brian and Alaska State Senator Bill Wielechowski, “The Best Bill in Juneau.”

Brian with veteran Alaska broadcaster and host of “Talk of Alaska” Steve Heimel

Brian with Raven Brooks, the Executive Director of Netroots Nation.

A moose smooch from Cliff Schecter, political commentator and author of “The Real McCain”

Brian needs his Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman

 

Brian's favorite comic genius, head of LadyParts Justice, and co-creator of the Daily Show, Lizz Winstead! Is it warm in here?

Brian’s favorite comic genius, head of LadyParts Justice, and co-creator of the Daily Show, Lizz Winstead! Is it warm in here?

Paul Hogarth of Daily Kos traveled all the way to Alaska just to meet Brian. (That's our story and we're sticking with it)

Paul Hogarth of Daily Kos traveled all the way to Alaska just to meet Brian. (That’s our story and we’re sticking with it)

 

Uh oh... Pittsburgh's famous Weenie King is about to have a moose dog!

Uh oh… Pittsburgh’s famous Weenie King is about to have a moose dog! Not cool dude!

Brian got to fly to Barrow with Dennis Zaki of The Alaska Report to check out the whale bone arch.  MOAR BONEZ!

Brian got to fly to Barrow with Dennis Zaki of The Alaska Report to check out the whale bone arch. MOAR BONEZ!

 

One of Brian’s favorite co-authors of “Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin” award winning novelist Ken Morris

 

Brian, and... wait...

Brian, and… wait…

 

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CNN’s Sally Kohn seems to have developed a moostache…

Brian shares some hot gossip with writer/actor/radio host Sam Seder.

 

 

 Brian whispers sweet nothings to former Anchorage Assembly member and community leader Jane Angvik

Brian dared Lt. Dan Choi to give Shannyn Moore the ol’ “moose antlers.”

 Brian pals around with Ron Reagan!

 Brian gets a little friendly with Nicole Sandler of Radio or Not

Brian catches some rays with Adam Weinstein of Mother Jones – that’s some good MoJo.

 

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Former Legislator, and forever muckraker Ray Metcalfe clues Brian in.

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Former Republican State Senate candidate Jeff Landfield wanted fair-and-balanced Brian to cohost while he filled in for a right-wing radio host.

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Hiding in the foliage with GI Joe, ready for some guerrilla warfare on a Bloody Mary at the Bear Tooth Theater Pub in Anchorage.

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We call this “the incident.” John Amato of Crooks and Liars and would be moosenapper is thwarted by Mudflatter EnoughWithTheTrainwreck before he ended up on a milk carton.

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Our photo editor and NY Bureau Chief Zach Roberts took Brian for a picnic on the shores of Lake Lucille in Wasilla… It would be a nice spot except for those annoying neighbors.

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Professor and marine conservationist Rick Steiner is scientifically examining Brian to determine where all that awesome comes from.

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Matt Zencey is the former opinion editor of the Anchorage Daily News. He has an opinion about Brian that needs no editing.

 

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Brian says “Hi” to 2-term Republican Governor of New Mexico, and 2012 Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States Gary Johnson, who is now the CEO of Cannabis Sativa, Inc.

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Brian notes that Central Alaska Militia commander David Luntz may not be as scary as he originally thought…

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Author of Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill and Brian go way back. Don’t tell anyone but they’ve closed down a tavern or two in NYC.

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Brian openly adores Kagro X (Dave Waldman) from Daily Kos, but is not quite sure how he feels about that shirt…

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State Rep. Harriet Drummond and Brian share a mutual admiration. #Adorbs

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This is Alaska Native leader Larry Merculieff. He loves Brian. And he’s done, like… everything. —> http://www.nativescience.org/about/merculieff.htm

Brian loves him some big, scary union thuggery with Vince Beltrami, President of the Alaska AFL-CIO

Brian and his great buddy, President Bill Clinton (Humor me, here…)

 

Radio legend and author Thom Hartmann, Alaska Constitutional Delegate Vic Fischer, and Brian bond over copy of the Alaska Constitution which Vic helped write.

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Brian gets “just the facts” from Robert Meyerowitz, former Anchorage Press Editor, and current Political Editor of the Colorado Springs Independent.

Rep. Les Gara of Anchorage, and Brian say, “Peace out.”

 

Brian got bashful around the “Congressman with Guts” Alan Grayson… but he got close.

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Director of the incredible documentary Alaska Far Away, Joanie Juster can’t stay away from her favorite ungulate.

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Brian’s vote for U.S. Senator in 2010 went to Scott McAdams, former Mayor of Sitka and future _________.?!?

Brian with the Executive Director of Democracy for America, Arshad Hasan.

Brian in the coffee shop with Rep. Chris Tuck, and Anchorage Assemblyman Pete Petersen.

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Navigating Alaska’s tricky political landscape with Peggy Wilcox, Political Director of the APEA-AFT.

Brian hearts Rep. Berta Gardner. Yes, he does.

Brian the Moose punks the creator of the Palin puff-umentary Media Malpractice, John Ziegler

 

Brian and Gryphen from The Immoral Minority in a stare down.

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Brian stands on his own four feet with Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate, Mark Fish.

Brian, candidate for Lt. Governor Diane Benson and public radio icon Johanna Urich

Brian, former Alaska gubernatorial candidate Bob Poe, and his dogs Ben and Jerry.

Brian and Cook Inletkeeper’s 2008 Muckraker of the Year and author of ‘Not One Drop,’ Dr. Ricki Ott.

Max Blumenthal of the Daily Beast, and author of Republican Gomorrah kisses up to his favorite progressive moose.

Brian and award-winning blogger Mel Green of Henkimaa!

At Netroots Nation Pittsburgh with Air America’s Richard Green. They share a love of mushroom soup, and other things…

 

Who’s Brian’s favorite New York Times best-selling mystery author? There’s no mystery about it – Alaska’s own Dana Stabenow!

 

Good times with Senator Mark Begich’s Deputy Chief of Staff Leslie Ridle.

Brian enjoys a “Drink to Nowhere” with former Ketchikan Mayor Bob Weinstein

Cartoonist extraordinaire Jamie Smith proves that with Brian, a picture is worth a thousand words…

Ready to take on the world with Deborah Williams, former Executive Director of the Alaska Democratic Party.

Sharing a libation by the fire with Maia Nolan Portnow of The Alaska Dispatch News.

Rubbing elbows with State Senate hero Hollis French.

Award winning political journalist, and Alaska Communications Director for Strategies 360, David Shertleff shares some suds with his favorite political moose.

Brian gets interviewed by Geoffrey Dunn, author of The Lies of Sarah Palin

 

Roman Silberfeld and Pat Klous (Love Boat Cruise Director Judy McCoy) took Brian around the world, and appeared with him in The Vancouver Sun!

Brian gets his Beer 101 from the producer of The Better Beer Show,  Kathy Phillips!

 Nonpartisan Brian hangs with Alaska gubernatorial candidate and Backbone cofounder Bill Walker

Stealth Brian sneaks up on Bob Shavelson, Executive Director of Cook Inletkeeper

Former Legislator and Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ethan Berkowitz gives Brian a shoulder to lean on.

Brian hobnobs with U.S. Senator Mark Begich.

Brian and the Mudflats Art Department’s Man of Mystery – ‘Flyinureye’

Brian and broadcast industry guru Jeremy Landsman. “May I graze this?”

Brian with former State Representative Harry Crawford!

 

Brian gets ready to march for the working people with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Moose Yes!

Brian and one of those dang community organizers – John Aronno of Alaska Commons

Nobody messes with Brian when he’s hanging out with Levi Johnston’s handler/manager Tank Jones

Brian enthralls the one, the only, the legend – Mr. Whitekeys!

Brian with Michelle Myers of Obama for America – You may not know this, but Brian is a secret mooselim!

Brian, Blogger Watchdog extraordinaire and contributing Mudflats editor Linda Kellen Biegel, and her daughter Morrigan

 

Brian was all star struck by David Niewert and John Amato from Crooks and Liars

 

Only Democratic strategist Karl Frisch can out-majestic a moose.

 

Brian checks out what's happening in Room 604 of the Baranof Hotel in Juneau - Ground Zero for the Corrupt Bastards Club and FBI probe that indicted 10% of the Alaska legislature on bribery and corruption charges. Bastards beware...

Brian checks out what’s happening in Room 604 of the Baranof Hotel in Juneau – Ground Zero for the Corrupt Bastards Club and FBI probe that indicted 10% of the Alaska legislature on bribery and corruption charges. Bastards beware…

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