The primary elections are coming up Aug. 24 and all eyes are on the two biggies—U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Gov. Sean Parnell.
What’s with the whole Tea Party movement and who is this Joe Miller guy who’s going up against Murkowski I think she’s in bed with every big oil and natural resource lobbyist, and she’ll be extremely tough to beat. We depend on federal dollars and Lisa does her part to bring them in.
Sarah Palin has about as much pull up here as Sen. Begich after we found out that Ted Stevens didn’t do anything wrong. Go play on Fox News, Sarah, and stop trying to create your own party of the millions of unemployed people that are angry about having to look for work.
Every time I turn on the TV there’s a Tea Party movement. Some guy, who would rather set up a phone tree for activists, rather than look for a job, creates this out of the blue rally of about two dozen people. “Bob, it’s Chris. Put down your waffle and beer and start the phone tree. Let’s rally next to the gas station on Fireweed and Seward. Yeah, it’ll be fun. What? What do you mean you have an interview? You heard what Glenn Beck said. Employers are just idiots, man. They’re an extension of the government attempt to overtake your brain. I don’t know if that’s exactly what he said, but it’s something like that. Just show up and bring your Ben Franklin outfit.”
They’re all sitting there with the same signs they painted a week earlier, asking cars to honk their horns in support of their misled cause. Every time I see them, I want to throw the help wanted ads at them. I understand their frustration with how things are being run in this country. Trust me. I know exactly how they feel. But sitting by a gas station, wearing some colonial, costume outfit isn’t doing anything but make people think you’re an idiot. There’s having a passion to make change and there’s being a nut case who thinks that selling your house, cashing in your savings, and giving it all to the Tea Party in order to make things better will truly make a difference. The Kool-Aid is out and those who are frustrated with the system will drink whatever you put in front of them. And guess what former governor who quit her job is wearing rectangular glasses and pouring?
I don’t want to see Lisa Murkowski win—but she will. She’s an incumbent and that in itself is a huge advantage. Secondly, she’s on two major committees—Appropriations and Natural Resources. One deals with military money and the other with oil, gas, gold, copper, and every other element on earth. And she’s the ranking member on the Natural Resources committee and that means controlling a lot of money. Remember, we live in a state that holds all of these things very close to our hearts and wallets. It’s just that simple.
She brings in money. Joe “the tea party filler” Miller wasn’t carefully picked from a crop of people that were just dying to be on the Tea Party ticket. He decided to run on it in hopes of using its title and money to push him to the top. After all, Joe is a Republican so why not put that title under his name? Because he’d get slaughtered. The Tea Party is his only chance and a lousy one at that. Put a fork in him, he’s done.
Governor Sean Parnell is asking the federal government to delist the polar bear as a threatened species because it will cause lost revenue for the state. What a genius you are Parnell. Therefore, if we lose money off of an animal being endangered than that animal shouldn’t be protected. Wow! What a wonderful concept.
How about this, Sean. The state will lose money from you cutting taxpayer funded abortions for women who couldn’t get them otherwise. That’s right. Women will have children and they will abandon them, put them in foster homes, and the state will have to pay for them. They will be forced to have children after being sexually assaulted (especially those women who repress such incidents) and must live through the pain of what happened and be forced to raise that child? What’s the cost of that Governor?
But Parnell goes by what HE thinks is right. After all, this guy looks like an evangelist who can’t afford a good suit but has access to lots of make-up.
This guy needs to go. He hasn’t really done anything as governor but voted according to what he wants and not what is right by the environment or the people. Parnell’s a talker, but my vote’s for Bill Walker. Enough said.
Jay Ramras wins the Republican Lt. Governor primary race. Why? He’s well known and has more money in an event that most people don’t care about. Talk show host Eddie Burke should be a distant third. Good.
On a local note, why are the tennis courts in Girdwood in such disrepair with gaping cracks in them. I feel like I’m serving the ball over the Grand Canyon, and the cracks are almost that old. Why do we have a Parks and Recreation person making over $30K a year who doesn’t seem to care?
I heard a grant might be available for resurfacing them, but the deadline was July 1. Looks like another year of spraining my ankle while going after a baseline shot. A grant? What about our taxpayer dollars getting them fixed. After all, our dollars pay for the skate park and disc golf course. How about a couple of repaved courts with new nets? Is that too much to ask GBOS?
Once again, the Girdwood Board of Supervisors and the Parks and Recreations director look to the citizens do their job for them. Why do they even exist? Fix the tennis courts! Adults need recreation too, and we’re the ones paying the taxes that pay the Parks and Recreation director’s salary.