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Last year, it was Sen. Mike Shower with the winning recipe, but he passed the red hat to Kathy McCollum on Saturday. We all need some fun news, right?
Five days to a chaotic government shutdown? Wait a minute…
There have been 21 federal government shutdowns in the past 50-some years, which is roughly 10 shutdowns in the past 25 years and 5 shutdowns in the past 12.5 years. Yet the mainstream media ADN says it will be calamitous, costly, and “brace for chaos.”
The fact is that during a shutdown, the military keeps on going, Department of Homeland Security runs, which means the border will be as insecure as ever, and entitlement checks keep going out the door — SNAP benefits will continue for at least 30 days, for example. 27% of the U.S. budget is discretionary and 73% is mandatory spending.
Check out the ghastly PP picks in local races for city councils, assemblies, and school boards. It’s good to know who sought out the endorsement and answered the infanticide-provider, transgender-pushing Planned Parenthood candidate questionnaires.
Join me Wednesday at Little Dipper Diner and Friday at Kriner’s Diner
On Wednesday and Friday mornings this week, Americans for Prosperity will pay 30% of your breakfast’s tab at Little Dipper Diner to highlight how Bidenomics has driven up the cost of living. (Wednesday at Little Dipper Diner, and Friday at Kriner's Diner; both events are 8 am to 11 am. See you there and I’ll bring hats!)
The longtime Democrat has changed his party registration to Republican.
Project Veritas in trouble after funding dries up
The group insists that it will keep on going, but the reports are coming in about layoffs and operations shutting down.
New Hampshire has been voting blue for generations, so this is no surprise, but Trump, among Republican voters, leaves his challengers in the dust.
The Post dumps all over its own poll and says it has to be an outlier.
San Diego federal judge says it is unconstitutional. Do you agree?
Filed for office
Democrats are marching out candidates to fill up ballots and keep Republicans busy, even in seats they have no chance of winning:
Jim Arlington has filed a letter of intent to run for House. He is in District 23, which would put the hardline Alaska Democratic Party officer up against Republican Rep. Jamie Allard, who won a three-way race in 2022 by more than 59%. Arlington has only declared his intention to run for the General Election, and has made no move to run in the primary.
Ted Eiesheid, Democrat, has filed to run for District 22 House, which would pit him once again against Republican Rep. Stanley Wright, who won the seat in 2022 and represents East Anchorage.
Janice Park, Democrat, has filed to run for an undisclosed seat. Although she ran for Senate Seat F, south Anchorage, in 2022, she lost to Sen. James Kaufman, who won 55 to 45. She, like Arlington, has only filed to run in the General Election, so far.
This is the group that has rescued children from sex trafficking rings around the world. Details on how to attend this event.
Tuesday’s Anchorage Assembly meeting has this interesting item: Anna Brawley works for Agnew-Beck and Agnew-Beck is about to get a nearly $200,000 grant from the Anchorage Assembly, on which Brawley serves. Just like Assemblywoman Meg Zaletel does with homeless money. Feathering her nest?
The Anchorage Assembly doesn’t believe the free market can work, so it wants the FTC to put a stop to the merger.
The entire town is up in arms with the municipal government, it seems, as the bureaucrats have even spent the taxpayer’s money to try to convince them to pay more taxes for a city hall palace.
The Biden policy is to open the floodgates and mess with Texas.
Question of the week: Studded tires or Blizzaks?
This day in history
September 25, 1907 – A gun battle took place in Keystone Canyon near Valdez over the right-of-way for a railroad.
He’s worked at this for over a year, because the trial lawyers were being predatory with the warriors who were sick from the poisoned water of Camp LeJeune.
Between the misinformation and the obfuscation, Juneau residents are rightfully upset at the city and borough for being dishonest about costs.
Juneau has been here before, time and again, asked to build beyond its means.
These charities are purely partisan efforts to ensure that Democrats vote. But they get away with it and are tax exempt.
The president has already said the pandemic is over, but the government has authorized and is pushing a poorly tested shot without regard to consequences.
A look at the candidates for school board in Fairbanks. Three of them should give voters pause.
What is it about Alaska that has our political leaders and/or their spouses dying in plane crashes? Well, we fly a lot. The weather is crappy a lot. And moose meat might weigh your plane down. Some thoughts from a sourdough who has flown a lot of sketchy routes.
When Congress in 2017 approved exploration and development opportunities in Alaska’s Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, it marked an end to a 37-year struggle to open the plain. Authorized by Congress in 1980, the plain holds a reserve that could secure U.S. energy for decades.
President Biden killed it all with a stroke of his pen.
Alaska oil: $95.38
Henry Hub gas: $2.64
Alaska North Slope Production: 449,822
Permanent Fund (principal and earnings reserve): $76,841,600,000
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