February 25, 2009
Here is a recent letter to the editor of our local fish-wrap:
Begich stimulus claims incorrect
Now that the federal stimulus bill is signed into law and the money is being offered to states, our administration is analyzing the various funding streams to determine how Alaskans can benefit without creating new or expanded programs that eventually we can’t pay for.
Suddenly, though, Sen. Mark Begich has raised the specter that I would reject all of the stimulus money and hurt Alaskans in the process. Alaskans should rest assured that where the stimulus money will help our private sector economy and provide a genuine safety net for individuals, we won’t hesitate adding it to a fiscally sustainable spending plan.
I must also set the record straight on Sen. Begich’s false claim that he has not been informed about my stance on this bill. I wrote to our congressional delegation twice on this subject, the first time solo on Jan. 7, and later joined by House Speaker Mike Chenault and Senate President Gary Stevens. My D.C. staff was in frequent communication with the senator’s staff, including face-to-face meetings and written communications.
Furthermore, Sen. Begich did not solicit our comments about the final package, and some of the changes he helped broker actually reduced federal spending in areas where we would have preferred increases — for example, a $70 million reduction in highway funds.
Alaskans expect the delegation and the administration to work together.
— Gov. Sarah Palin
You tell’em Sarah!!!
Ever get the feeling you’ll see Unicorns running across your lawn before you see liberal rags put stories that make their darling Democrat buddies look bad in big bold headlines?
February 21, 2009
Keep track of Obama’s promises here!
Here’s a sample of their ratings:
No. 458: Invest in all types of alternative energy
No. 313: Allow bankruptcy judges to modify terms of a home mortgage
No. 508: Allow penalty-free hardship withdrawals from retirement accounts in 2008 and 2009
No. 32: Create a tax credit of $500 for workers
No. 505: Create a $3,000 tax credit for companies that add jobs
And the current tally is:
February 19, 2009
Anchorage Daily News Style.
On the front page of yesterday’s fish-wrap:
Wow. She owes taxes on per diem. Doesn’t everyone? Why is this even ‘news’? And here is their bias- on the back page of the first section:
Yes, that’s right. Sen. Begich owes too! Well, I should give them some credit for actually putting his name in large letters. But again, why is this ‘news’? Is it just another headline to make Sarah Palin look bad? Or just another slow news day?
Oh, and for those that are interested, I get to have breakfast with Sarah next month.
February 19, 2009
I saw this while driving:
Apparently, someone doesn’t like the miscarriage of justice that has been inflicted upon Sen. Ted Stevens. Hopefully, justice will be done.
February 19, 2009
I was at the airport picking up my better half and saw this collection of artwork:
It was a mixture of good and bad but one of them really stood out for me.
No, not because it was the best watercolor. But it was the only one that had USAF on it! Since we are a host to an important Air Force base you’d think we’d have more military aircraft drawn. Besides, fighters just look so much better than passenger craft. Oh, and I like the color blue.
I wonder what age it is when kids stop drawing airplanes with the ‘shark fin’ wing effect. The far wing does not poke straight out of the top of the aircraft.
February 17, 2009
Federal agents are questioning two men after a routine early morning traffic stop in East Anchorage turned up four pipe bombs in their car.
Around 3 a.m., an officer pulled over an Oldsmobile sedan for a missing driver’s-side mirror, police said. During the stop, the officer ran the name of the driver and the passenger and discovered the passenger was on probation for a drug offense, according to Anchorage Police Lt. Dave Koch.
The officer then called his probation officer, and the probation officer authorized a search of the car — something probation and parole officers can do without a warrant.
That’s when police found the pipe bombs between the front seats and in a box on the back seat.
This happened just a few blocks from my house too!
No word on whether terrorists, Al-Qaeda, William Ayers, Chavez, Democrats, librarians, PETA, Nuns, Morman Tabernacle Choir, Code Pink, Basketball Jones, or my son is involved.
Sorry, I get tired of hearing whether or not terrorists/Al-Qaeda is involved everytime some idiot gets caught with explosives or an accident happens.