Pro-Hamas protesters at Anchorage Assembly
School board member melts down over money woes during meeting
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School board meltdown
Kelly Lessens, a member of the Anchorage School Board, broke down into uncontrollable tears during Tuesday night’s meeting because there’s not the money to spend. She asked the public to help lobby the Legislature for more money and “This sucks … [unintelligible] but it really sucks.” She was having a challenge coping with the concept that fewer children mean we need fewer schools in Anchorage. And with Anchorage going blue, it looks like there will be fewer students as time goes on because Democrats are simply not reproducing and children being moved to private schools, where they are safer from the radical gender ideology being pushed in Anchorage public schools. Lessens said the school board finance meeting on Saturday would be to “stare down the lives that we’re going to destroy.” She was sobbing and wiping her eyes.
Oversized pro-Hamas signs allowed at Anchorage Assembly
The Anchorage Assembly two years ago made a rule that people holding patriotic signs at Assembly meetings must limit them to no bigger than an 8-1/2x11 sheet of paper. That apparently does not apply to the pro-Hamas protesters at Tuesday’s meetings. About 18 or so protesters showed up.
The Sultan’s words in a Zoom meeting were dug up, and then he tried to walk them back, as the entire COP28 went nuts about what he said.
Four candidates make it to the fourth debate, and we have the links.
Southcentral residents are getting treated to another dump of snow on Wednesday, which may dampen their debate party plans.
Artwork for the dump is going to cost Anchorage taxpayers $500,000, and the Assembly wants to house some of the most chronic vagrants in homes made of pallets.
There is a dispute between doctors and the big insurer in Alaska. The docs threw down the gauntlet.
Candidate for Congress joins the governor of Alaska and Speaker Mike Johnson.
Bank employees in Bethel have filed to form a union. The result is likely that the bank will end up being one of the ones that will close.
Peltola is working on behalf of tribes down in the Lower 48 now. Because it’s all about tribes.
The State Central Committee of the Alaska GOP will meet on Saturday for its last quarterly meeting of the year. The meeting will be held at Mountain City Church 6401 E Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, 9 am to 2 pm.
Alaska Democrats for Schrage
Alaska Democratic Party is all-in to reelect Calvin Schrage, with a Dec. 12 campaign fundraiser.
It’s a Zoom-based, virtual fundraiser. Schrage is a no-party lawmaker who caucuses with House Democrats in Juneau and who favors a state income tax. Until 2021, he worked as executive director at Frontier Tutoring, whose former executive director Evan Fischer was convicted of child pornography (and who is scheduled to be released Christmas Eve.)
She has been acting commissioner since Jason Brune resigned.
On the move
Chief Justice Peter J. Maassen of the Alaska Supreme Court announced the re-appointment of three of the four presiding judges: Superior Court Judge Amy Mead for the First Judicial District; Superior Court Judge Paul A. Roetman for the Second Judicial District; and Superior Court Judge Thomas A. Matthews for the Third Judicial District. The Chief Justice is appointing Superior Court Judge Brent E. Bennett for the Fourth Judicial District. The Fourth Judicial seat became vacant after Gov. Mike Dunleavy appointed Judge Terrance Haas as Public Defender.
Alaska Municipal League — see and be seen event
The 73rd Alaska Municipal League conference begins today in Anchorage, runs through Dec. 8. The annual conference brings nearly 500 municipal officials together from across the state to learn, network, and address challenges in plenary and breakout sessions. The event includes elections for the board of directors, and approving legislative position statements and resolutions. Affiliate members hold annual meetings during the conference, with nearly 1,000 participants over six days.
Another day, another complaint against Alaskans for Honest Elections
The Alaska Public Offices Commission has a special meeting today to entertain yet another complaint by Alaskans for Better Elections lawyer Scott Kendall against Alaskans for Honest Elections, which probably needs a few more lawyers. The complaint includes accusations that Wellspring Ministries is offering support to Alaskans for Honest Elections. Meeting materials here.
Question of the week: Who is a better neighbor: Derek Chauvin or George Floyd ?
This day in history
Dec. 6, 1790, the U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Penn.
Elon Musk told Disney CEO: “You can’t blackmail me.” Behold the left’s meltdown.
Notes from the STAND podcast with Kelly and Niki Tshibaka.
The jacking up of property taxes is making Juneau unaffordable, says the former mayor of the Capital City.
The Supreme Court will decide any day whether to hear a case from Alaska that would ensure that all of America’s nearly 15 million teachers, police officers, firefighters, and other public workers have the information and opportunity they need to exercise their fundamental rights.
Free enterprise is defended as the greatest force to lift humanity out of misery and into prosperity than any other in history.
RCV is part of an agenda to reduce or eliminate the role of political parties. The backers are hard at work bankrolling a system where major donors would have even more power.
At its most recent board meeting, the Anchorage School Board decided to ask voters to build a brand-new Inlet View Elementary School at a cost of $50 million.
In an era marked by women’s rights militancy, a deafening silence looms over savage atrocities experienced by Israeli women and girls at the hands of Hamas terrorists.
Alaska oil: $79.64
Henry Hub gas: $2.59
Alaska North Slope Production: 489,833
Permanent Fund (principal and earnings reserve): $77,246,300,000
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