Alaska’s LT GOV Mead Treadwell to run for Senate in 2014.
Well, this should be interesting: Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell (R) announced Tuesday that he will officially challenge Sen. Mark Begich (D) in 2014, transitioning from an exploratory committee to a full-fledged campaign. “This intense exploratory effort has convinced me that I have the support necessary to build a winning campaign,” Treadwell said on his Web site. “Today I’m taking the next step by announcing | Read More »
Dishonest Environmental Scientists Have Pretty Much Killed Earth Day
It was a damp, rainy Saturday in the land of Global Warming and vapid, rentier capitalism. My little boy and I went to run in his Montessori School’s Annual Spring Zing 5K fundraiser for the school. When I picked up the swag-bag that included my race shirt and number, I found a green-colored water planet that encouraged us all to save the planet in honor of Earth Day. Then I remembered something: it was the first time all week I had heard jack about the !MANDATORY! and creepily ubiquitous Earth Day.
What has happened to America’s faddishly PC !MANDATORY! celebration? Our occasion for compulsory fun has gone from being like a nationwide company picnic you pretend to enjoy if you can’t squirm away from, to being an embarrassment to those who once lauded its !MANDATORY! civic virtues. Earth Day has collapsed under the irresistible weight of its own brave sierra.*
I personally decided that Earth Day had completed its predictable fridge-nuking operation about two winters ago thanks to George Monbiot. His column “That snow outside is what global warming looks like” did the trick.
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Washington Post: Mark Begich (D) is terrified of the NRA.
Well, that’s what the WaPo wanted to say: Sen Mark Begich declared a “sea change” in the politics of gun control immediately after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., telling his local newspaper that he would not hesitate to buck the powerful National Rifle Association. But in the months since, the gun rights group has made itself impossible for the Alaska Democrat, and many other | Read More »
Does Drilling in ANWR Make More Sense than the Alaskan Offshore?
At this writing, Shell Oil is awaiting final permits from the Department of the Interior and EPA for drill two of five wells in the Arctic Ocean offshore Alaska that were originally planned for 2012. Later than normal breakup of pack ice also caused Shell some delays. According to Human Events: The company is now counting on operations beginning in early August, which gives them | Read More »
EPA Ruling Kills Shell’s Plans to Drill Offshore Alaska
A ruling by the Environmental Appeals Board of the EPA has scuttled Shell Oil Company’s plan to drill its initial exploratory test in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea. This is at least the second time drilling has been deferred or delayed due to environmental concerns. But this time, the reason proffered by EPA seems to be “Because we can.” The EPA’s appeals board ruled that Shell had | Read More »
Assessing Joe Miller
A lot of people have accused Joe Miller in Alaska of running a “paranoid” campaign. I admit that I’ve thought it. Turns out he has been right to do so. We have the local CBS affiliate in Alaska out to get him — caught on tape no less. We have John Cornyn on TV giving a muddled message about who he supports, forcing the NRSC to | Read More »
New Alaska election write-in rules eliminate ‘Lisa M.’ gambit.
The above quote comes from a colleague, upon hearing the news that a fairly successful ‘get your name on the write-in list’ registration drive was formed in response to the Alaskan Supreme Court’s decision to suddenly make write-in candidate lists available for voters. You see, if you look at the old list you’ll see that there’s already a “Lisa M.” on there (Lisa M. Lackey); | Read More »
Joe Miller in third? Not so fast.
Continuing Politico’s apparent strategy of linking to obscure polls that say bad things about Republicans for shock and traffic value in this wave year, the site now reports Joe Miller to be in last place. For several reasons, one has to discount this poll’s predictiveness of the coming election.
So This is Why Lisa Murkowski Failed The Bar Exam 4 Times
In an interview with Rachel Maddow Lisa Murkowski explains that thinking something is unconstitutional because it is not in the constitution is not “mainstream.” Maybe so Lisa. But it doesn’t make it wrong.
Lisa Murkowski – the Entitled Senator
As you know, Senator Murkowski is mounting a write-in campaign to try to hold on to her Senate seat. Daddy gave her the very seat he held and vacated to run for Governor, after all, and she cannot let some upstart Tea Party guy like Joe Miller take it away from her. Just this last week, according to Politico, the Anchorage Press asked if “Republicans | Read More »
Left-Wing Blogger Starts a Fight at a Joe Miller Rally
The media is buzzing today about an altercation that happened at the Joe Miller rally in Alaska. A left-wing blogger, Tony Hopfinger, tried to corner Joe Miller as Miller was departing. He kept shoving people to get to Miller and it did not go over well. The left tried to blow this up, as did Murkowski, but now several eye witness reports are coming out, | Read More »
Murkowski Yet Again Profits In Office
I’ve documented before how Lisa Murkowski profited in office through a land deal in which she increased the value of property by directing a federal earmark to build a short road to the property for several millions of dollars. Well, she’s done it again. This time by voting for TARP. Turns out Lisa had substantial investments in several of the companies that benefited the most | Read More »
Senate Republicans Yet Again Give Middle Finger to the Tea Party Movement
It is a story that superficially is about Jim DeMint. He beat up his Senate Republican colleagues in an email the other day for what they did. Lisa Murkowski left the party to run as a write-in candidate against Joe Miller in Alaska after he beat her in the GOP primary. Murkowski’s chief selling point is that she is the ranking Republican on the Energy | Read More »
Lisa Murkowski Profits in Office
When the obituary is finally written on Lisa Murkowski’s political career, one of the key points will be her land deal. Many people, even in Alaska, have not heard about it, but it gives us a glimpse into everything wrong with Lisa Murkowski and why voters rejected her. USA Today has a helpful rundown on the story, which is old, but which has some new | Read More »
Murkowski on the ballot would not threaten Miller
Rasmussen Reports polled the hypothetical three way matchup for Alaska Senate between Republican Joe Miller, Democrat Scott McAdams, and newly minted independent Lisa Murkowski. This is clearly the best case scenario for Murkowski as she actually won’t be on the ballot, but even in this case, the result is not changed from the previous poll.