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    So the lady in red (apologies to songwriter Chris De Burgh) is your ally in this mess?
    • "An iron curtain has descended across the continent." — Winston Churchill, March 5, 1946.
    • "Are you going to be responsible for the rioting if we hear this case?" — Chief Justice Roberts, who apparently had a secret codicil to his oath of office.
    • "Thieves only carry weapons for self-protection and to provide the householder an incentive to cooperate." — Texas State House Rep. Terry Meza, proposing to bar "castle defense" protection for victims of home invasions.
    • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." — Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
    • “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” — Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
    • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." — CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post


    So the lady in red (apologies to songwriter Chris De Burgh) is your ally in this mess?
    That would be Assembly Woman Allard. She is a conservative flamethrower. Retired military. She and her counterpart to some degree Assembly Woman Kennedy, are the only non-socialist voices on the Assembly. Yes I would call her an ally.
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    You did a nice job. I like Allard.
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    On eve of second impeachment, Anchorage Assembly condemns Trump supporters for violence








    A resolution condemning violence in the nation’s capital on Jan. 6 was vigorously debated during the Anchorage Assembly meeting on Tuesday, after conservatives in the room took issue with the way it blames Trump supporters, and won’t acknowledge that Alaskans who went to Washington, D.C. for the Save America protest were not part of the violence.
    One member of the public who went to D.C. spoke during the public comment part of the proceedings and said the resolution was shameful.
    “I think it is absolutely outrageous and unfair to assume that everybody was invading the Capitol. There were tens of thousands of Americans that were peacefully protesting,” said Eagle River resident Kristine Schuster. Some 73 million voted for Trump, and crowd estimates at the Jan. 6 Save America rally put the size at over one million.
    Although it turned violent at the front of the protest, violent riots across the country during the summer and fall of 2020 included many attacks against police, and yet the Assembly never issued a message of condemnation, noted Assemblywoman Jamie Allard.
    In fact, 25 people were killed across the country in 2020 during riots that involved Black Lives Matter and Antifa. Five of them were Dallas police officers who were ambushed by left-wing urban terrorists in payback for the Floyd George killing at the hands of police in Minneapolis.
    The draft resolution is at this link.
    “These are simply the facts,” said Suzanne LaFrance, referring to Trump supporters’ involvement in violence at the U.S. Capitol.
    Assemblyman Forrest Dunbar wanted the resolution to state that Joe Biden won the election fairly, but his amendment was voted down. It was just getting too partisan. Dunbar, who has been mainly appearing at meetings telephonically, is running for mayor and is a hard partisan Democrat.
    Assemblyman Chris Constant said he had no proof that Alaskans who went to DC were not engaged in violence.
    Without evidence, the Assembly’s resolution inaccurately states a police officer was “bludgeoned” to death by a fire extinguisher. Social media video shows a fire extinguisher being tossed into a crowd of police by one person, hitting one or more of the officers in the head, but the weapon was not used as a bludgeon. An officer subsequently died a few hours later.
    The resolution is also inaccurate in blaming rioters — plural — for the “bludgeoning” of a police officer with a fire extinguisher. It was the act of one person, if the video is correct, rather than more than one. However, other video shows group violence against other officers trying to barricade the Capitol from the onslaught.
    “Our city is dying, and this is what you’re spending time on?” said Schuster, a military veteran who made it to the podium to comment, only to be interrupted by Assemblywoman Meg Zalatel, who said “point of order.” It was Schuster’s first Assembly meeting.
    The resolution said that it is, in part, to ensure that the “bounties of freedom are equitably shared among us,” a nod to the collectivist principles of communism.
    The resolution also snubbed Sen. Dan Sullivan, saying, that it wanted “To thank those elected officials who have condemned the violence at the U.S. Capitol, especially Senator Lisa Murkowski and Representative Don Young, who have called for bipartisan cooperation as we move forward as a nation.”
    Assemblywoman Allard asked for an amendment to include thanks to Sen. Sullivan and Gov. Mike Dunleavy. That amendment passed.
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    To PG----

    Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.
    She's a bit of a flame thrower sometimes but she nailed the actual tone of that Assembly interaction. I told you what timestamp it is on the YouTube clip if you want to check it out. It starts at 1:47:00

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    Laughable situation!! Joyce and I went to a meet & greet for Dave Bronson, a Republican candidate for Mayor of Anchorage. I spoke with Dave after my last three minutes of fame at the Assembly meeting on the 12th. He heard my rant and said he would love me to help with his volunteer coordinator on his campaign. I told him thanks but at this point my main goal is to continue to voice my feelings to the Assembly to let them know some of us are actually aware of their agenda.

    At the meet and greet I got the hard sell to run for the Assembly from Dave and his campaign manager.

    Phillygirl --------- in light of our conversation today I all but laughed out loud.

    I told them how much of a bad idea me running for any office would be. I just don't have the ability to not let you know exactly what I think.

    Meanwhile, PG, the "ally in red" as you called her is now under major assault from the radical left. The Anchorage Daily News wrote a piece that accused her of mentioning BLM in a whataboutism comparison to the Capital "riot". I was at the assembly meeting and it's on youtube, she never mentioned BLM. Now her daughters are being threatened, her social media accounts are full of vile remarks she can't take down fast enough and she called me today and asked me not to email her on the Muni platform any longer because it's monitored.

    WTF has happened in this country. More important, if this can happen in Alaska I think we are all fucked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbit View Post
    Laughable situation!! Joyce and I went to a meet & greet for Dave Bronson, a Republican candidate for Mayor of Anchorage. I spoke with Dave after my last three minutes of fame at the Assembly meeting on the 12th. He heard my rant and said he would love me to help with his volunteer coordinator on his campaign. I told him thanks but at this point my main goal is to continue to voice my feelings to the Assembly to let them know some of us are actually aware of their agenda.

    At the meet and greet I got the hard sell to run for the Assembly from Dave and his campaign manager.

    Phillygirl --------- in light of our conversation today I all but laughed out loud.

    I told them how much of a bad idea me running for any office would be. I just don't have the ability to not let you know exactly what I think.

    Meanwhile, PG, the "ally in red" as you called her is now under major assault from the radical left. The Anchorage Daily News wrote a piece that accused her of mentioning BLM in a whataboutism comparison to the Capital "riot". I was at the assembly meeting and it's on youtube, she never mentioned BLM. Now her daughters are being threatened, her social media accounts are full of vile remarks she can't take down fast enough and she called me today and asked me not to email her on the Muni platform any longer because it's monitored.

    WTF has happened in this country. More important, if this can happen in Alaska I think we are all fucked.
    Bill Clinton...
    Janet Reno..

    It's the future.
    Robert Francis O'Rourke, Democrat, White guy, spent ~78 million to defeat, Ted Cruz, Republican immigrant Dark guy …
    and lost …
    But the Republicans are racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramps View Post
    Bill Clinton...
    Janet Reno..

    It's the future.
    Cheerful

    Craig Campbell, a past republican politician, was at the meeting and reminded us of the 80's when there was a total Democrat Assembly and Democrat Mayor, Tony Knoles. What stuck was he said Tony Knoles would not recognize any of this assembly or unelected, acting mayor as a Democrat.
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    This is how we got to where we are. Pay attention to your local politics people.


    How to turn a Red State Purple

    When I read this, forwarded to me by a friend, the bells went off.

    We live on the mountainside in a very desirable community that would be described as affluent now. When we bought 20 years ago it was community that only those with four wheel drive and some balls wanted to live in.

    We have "progressive neighbors" now who live here to distance themselves from the results of their policy and voting decisions that have increased the vagrant population from 300 to 1,500, and have so drastically changed life in Anchorage.

    One of our progressive neighbors tried to get us to vote against Dan Sullivan, the Senator that did more for us than anyone to ensure our ability to drive through Canada to return to Alaska last April when the Canadian border was locked down. The person running against him that they supported was Al Gross. They presented his electability to us as "He's an independent and he killed a bear". I kid you not!!

    Read the article above and you will then see the picture. "Independent and he killed a bear". What they didn't mention is Al Gross lives in California.

    I realize national politics gets the limelight but if you ignore local politics you will end up like me. You will be forced to pull your resources (we know a LOT of people) in order to save a city you love from becoming Portland, Seattle, or (I'm sorry Celeste) San Francisco.
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