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June 13, 2021

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Fake News Blight Hits Alaskan Family

“Be careful with your words.” That was something I heard Pop Moore often say while I was growing up. I guess that’s a saying we all hear often enough, but I wonder how many people really think about the weight of their words. With the flood of information and the ability to have a bazillion words at your fingertips at any second — thanks to our phones — maybe we feel deluged in our own language. Much has been written about Anchorage Assembly member Amy Demboski and her — at best — careless use of language this week in regard…

Bigot Bullets – It’s a thing.

So what do you get for the racist gun nut that has everything? Pork laced bullets. Yes. This is a thing now. According to the HuffPost, these lovely bits of ammunition are laced with pork paint. South Fork Industries, based in Dalton Gardens, Idaho, claims its ammunition, called Jihawg Ammo, is a “defensive deterrent to those who violently act in the name of Islam.” The bullets are coated in pork-infused paint, which the company states makes the ammo “haram,” or unclean, and therefore will keep a Muslim who’s shot with one of the bullets from entering paradise. “With Jihawg Ammo,…

“Refudiating” Palin’s Racist Tweet

It feels strange weighing in on a house of worship thousands of miles away, well, at least for me. A proposed mosque two blocks from Ground Zero has Palin tweeting on a Sunday afternoon. According to Politico: Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s City Hall hit back at Palin, first tweeting “@SarahPalinUSA mind your business.” The aide, policy hand Andrea Batista Schlesinger, followed that up with: “@SarahPalinUSA whose hearts? Racist hearts?” Bloomberg has defended the plan for the mosque, arguing that blocking it would impinge on religious freedom This is a local issue for New Yorkers. I’m weighing in on Sarah Palin. She’s…