Give a Gift This Christmas
A great many of you have either emailed or posted comments in the “Gunnar” thread saying you wanted to make a gift to a charity in honor of Gunnar’s birth. Whether you want to for that or you are just feeling charitable, I have a suggestion. As you know, Sarah Palin’s church was torched. It looks to be arson, though they aren’t sure yet. The | Read More »
Elections Have Consequences: Begich’s Staff Appointments
From the diaries, by Erick. So, Alaskans made many here happy and defeated Ted Stevens, replacing him with a seeminly moderate Democrat, Mark Begich, Mayor of Anchorage. Understand first, that ANC is a fairly conservative city that elects mostly Republicans in general elections. Like many cities, ANC’s city elections are on the second Tuesday after the third Monday when the Moon is in Aquarius or | Read More »
US House Committe Happenings
As has been widely reported on Redstate state today Republican Rep. Don Young (Alaska) has stepped down as Ranking Minority Member of the House Natural Resources Committee. This does not come as a huge shock for it was reported on Redstate yesterday that Republican Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner (Ohio-8) was going to try and force him from the post. Republican Rep. David Camp (Michigan-4) | Read More »
, Charlie Rangel
, david camp
, don young
, edolphus towns
, Henry Waxman
, John McHugh
, Mac Thornberry
, New York
, Roscoe Bartlett
, U.S. House
, Wally Herger
BREAKING: Don Young Withdraws
I reported this morning John Boehner told Don Young ($-AK) that Young would be opposed as ranking member on the Natural Resources Committee. House sources tell me Don Young has decided to withdraw from consideration for the position. This is great news.
Bachus and Young Might Face No-Confidence Votes
John Bresnahan writes that the Republican Steering Committe might put up Rep. Spencer Bachus (Alabama-6), who is the Ranking Minority Member of the House Financial Services Committee, for a “No-Confidence” Vote. The vote would take place today or tomorrow and Bresnahan’s sources indicated that a vote was likely. Bachus was a proponent of the bailout and has been criticized by many Republicans for his support. | Read More »
, Charlie Rangel
, don young
, jeff flake
, New York
, Spencer Bachus
, U.S. House
Obama to push Global Warming agenda (despite the current Science data)
SubTitle: The Government force of Green agenda against “traditional” Energy to hit new levels of hostility (Big Govt. to push Democrat’s invested agenda) Boston Globe: Obama vows action on Global Warming and/or FoxNews: Obama Plans Meeting With Al Gore To Talk Energy. Tuesday December 9, 2008 – President Elect (read Radical-Elect) Barack Obama flanked by Al Gore and VP-irrelevant Joe Biden discussed how the upcoming | Read More »
Tags: "Cap and Trade"
, Al Gore
, Barack Obama
, Drill Here Drill Now Pay Less
, drill, baby, drill
, Drilling Ban
, Energy Policy
, Environmental Policy
, Global Warming
, Weather Channel
Palin’s Path Is Not Through Senate
The drive-by media is at it again – Politico, in this instance, fanning the embers of resentment between Governor Sarah Palin and Senator Lisa Murkowski, both of Alaska, and hoping to start a fire. Since Sarah defeated Frank Murkowski, the senator’s father, on her way to the governor’s mansion, there has been some bad blood between Palin and the Murkowski family. When asked in an | Read More »
On Alaska And Oil
There has yet again been talk about what Gov Palin did with the oil companies being a so-called “Windfall Profits Tax.” It’s not. However, while the explanations given thus far for why not are accurate, they may not be clear to someone who doesn’t know what, exactly, is going on. Let me try to explain. Let’s assume that you own a piece of land. On | Read More »
Repeal The 17th Amendment!
While I am here talking about a constitutional amendment, I thought I take the time and talk about Prop 8 and it’s impact. Let me be brutally honest with you. Since Henry VIII got his hands on marriage, it hasn’t been the same. We all know the story. Henry didn’t get a son from his first wife and so he wanted a divorce. Rome at | Read More »
Alaska is Doomed…or maybe not
I did some number crunching last night on the Alaska Senate race looking at where the remaining absentee ballots are vs the votes in the respective Alaska State House Districts and discovered much to my surprise that based on where the remaining 25,000 absentee ballots are located, there are more R leaning Districts than D. There are 5 ‘regions’ in the state and of those | Read More »
Important energy find in Palin’s Alaska
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, it’s gas hydrate, natural gas in a frozen state. And it’s under the North Slope in abundance – 85.4 trillion cubic feet of frozen natural gas crystals. To put the new find in perspective, the total estimated U.S. reserves of conventional (gaseous) natural gas sources is just 30 trillion cubic feet. We’re talking about a domestic energy bonanza here, | Read More »
So, What if Ted Stevens Wins then Goes to Jail?
How Ted Stevens is in a position to win his Senate seat in Alaska is beyond me. The man was convicted on multiple counts almost two weeks ago on not reporting gifts to turn (at least from what I’ve heard) a simple cabin into something like the White House. I understand he has gotten a lot, and I mean a lot of stuff for Alaska | Read More »
Expect the last 3 Senate races to get swept by the Dems
This Administration is proving to me that they take no prisioners and will rule with an iron fist. Evidenced by their first choice of Chief of Staff, hardly a centrist, this is only the beginning. MN Senator Norm Coleman’s lead is apparantly down to 221 and fading by the day. At this rate, I completely expect MN to have a new Senator by sometime early | Read More »
Any news on the 55,000 absentee and provisional ballots in Alaska??
Does anyone have any info on which way the absentee and provisional ballots in Alaska usually break??? Their supposed to be counted next week but do the dems have a serious chance at that????
Sarah Palin to US Senate?
The race has not finished as I write for AK, but it looks good that AK will be “attempting” to return Ted Stevens to the US Senate. Very simple Question: Should Sarah Palin be Ted Stevens replacement? Or, do you wish to defend Stevens and his Legal Appeal(s)? Not much to be said here, just an opportunity to turn it over to all of us | Read More »