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The rest of the nation has been treated to a week's worth of abuse we Alaskans see on a regular basis. 

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Our Boy Senator, who is up for reelection next year had himself quite a week; one he should be proud of. Not.

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Most mass shootings take place in gun free, free fire zones.  Have fewer places where the bad guys can operate with impunity, and you will have fewer mass shootings.

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Yet another sin tax proposed.  The last one didn't work.  Why do it again?

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As we look to clean up the existing mess in Washington DC, perhaps it is time to modify the way states participate in proposing amendments to the Constitution they ratified.

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In times of crisis, the US normally responds with a series of Constitutional Amendments to address the new problems.  Mark Levin proposes an Article V Constitutional Convention called by the many states to propose amendments that will move power out of Washington DC.

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Just when we think things cannot get any more disconnected from reality in Washington DC, last July the US Senate passes a 1,200 page monstrosity entitled the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act.” Both our US Senators from Alaska voted for its passage.
 

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Why is Joe Miller, a self-professed staunch defender of liberty, a TEA Party favorite, and someone who has reported to be in the middle of the recent internal wars within the Alaska Republican Party for the last three years a bad idea for Alaska? Answer? 

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When you invite auditors into your business, it is always a good idea to make sure that their assumptions and your assumptions match. Such is the problem with the Legislative Audit Agency’s audit of the proposed Knik Arm Bridge that was so gleefully reported by the local fish wrapper and democrats in opposition to it last week.

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Last November’s election was a watershed for Alaska. Not only do we have the opportunity to overturn the stunning mistake made during the Palin years of gouging North Slope oil producers with a dangerously high tax rate, but we have a conservative majority in the legislature that is willing to address other festering issues. One of those issues is education.

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Our Boy Senator made his yearly address to the Alaska Legislature a couple weeks ago. In it, he fired the first rounds in defense of the seat he won after the leftist lawyers in the (In)Justice Department wrongly convicted Ted Stevens in 2008.

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I got to thinking about how Washington deals with budgets and how the rest of us do. Listening to the incessant caterwauling, threats and scaremongering from Obama over the sequester last week led me to an attempt to try to put this all in perspective.

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Clean water and clean air standards have long been a large caliber club used by greens to beat businesses, state and local governments about the head and shoulders. They offer the perfect opportunity to demagogue anything that is released into the watershed or the atmosphere, for who could possibly be against clean air or clean water.

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A copy of Chairwoman Debbie Brown's statement to the Anchorage Republican Women's Club Lincoln Day Dinner.

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Our Federal Masters a couple weeks ago announced that there would be no road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge to connect King Cove with the Cold Bay Airport. Obama’s Loathsome Cowboy Ken Salazar did the deed. Predictably, the Alaska congressional delegation went apoplectic. But, as usual, the back story is more interesting. 

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Sullivan has moved to end unions' ability to strike and arbitrate among other changes to muni collective bargaining code.

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Public Policy Polling's survey of questions no one in Alaska is asking.

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By now the news of Obama's nomination of Sally Jewell, the current President and CEO of every hippie's favorite outdoor gear store, REI, to head the Department of the Interior has reached those of us in the Tundra. We're not impressed.

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Despite local support, Secretary of Interior, Ken Salazar, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rejected a plan today to build a one-lane medical access road to the Cold Bay airport for residents of the remote Aleutian village of King Cove.

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A letter from Millette's lawyer to GOP board members on the day of the trial.  Includes interesting tidbits.

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Any time a democrat starts talking about stimulus spending, start watching your wallet.

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Ok, so Anchorage has hired a new clerk.  Is it too much to ask that the new clerk crack the cutting edge technology that is MS Word?  Don't worry. This isn't going to be a long rant, and this isn't huge issue, but it does bother me.

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