29 August 2014

Bozeman Channels Dutch Harbor

and not badly, either:

Sorry for the Light Posting

but I'm reading The Book of Barkley.

You should, too.

The "S" Word, and APD in the News

Happy Friday, friends!

The National Weather Service is alerting southcentral Alaska to the threat of an arctic mass moving into the area over the next couple of days. We're to have lows in the 30s tonight & tomorrow ... and they're speaking of "minor accumulations of snow" to the NNE of Anchorage.

It's that time of year. And so it goes ...

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In other news, there's proof that strong public opinion - especially negative opinion - can make a difference.

As police departments all across the country beef up their forces with military equipment, Anchorage police say they have chosen to turn down the offer of free armored vehicles.

Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew said the department submitted the paperwork to begin the process to acquire two vehicles, but later decided against it.

Earlier this year, Anchorage police asked for two mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles as part of the U.S. military’s 1033 program, in which surplus military gear is given to local police.

Several months later, they decided not to accept the MRAPs.

They say that it's because of the significant expense to paint and maintain the vehicles. Knowing Alaskans, I'd say it's also because of significant push-back from the citizens who are tired of black-clad ninja police strong-arming the public.

To be fair, not all the APD officers are like that, at all. But a number of them are, and it's scary.

28 August 2014

Mystery of the 9-foot Hot Dog

What do you do with a huge hot dog that is washed up on a Cook Inlet beach in AlaskA? Light it on fire! That's what trekkers Graham Kraft, Andy Fischer, Eben Sargent, and Luc Mehl attempted. Luc Mehl

The giant foam hot dog in a bun that Luc Mehl and friends stumbled across this spring on the edge of Alaska nowhere left him haunted. 

... From a distance, Mehl said, no one could quite believe their eyes, but as they drew closer it became obvious that yes, indeed, there was a 9-foot-long hot dog on a 7-foot-long bun beached like a dead whale on the shore of Cook Inlet.

Being an environmentally minded group of hikers, Mehl and friends decided they should get rid of the litter. So they tried to burn it up. That was a mistake.

You can read the rest of this tale at the link. Only in Alaska, folks.

GOA: Stop Obama's Efforts to Create New Anti-gun Voters

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Sen. Sessions Calls on Americans to Melt Down Senators' Phone Lines
-- Oppose Obama's efforts to create 5 million new anti-gun voters

Not a GOA member yet?  Make sure to join Gun Owners of America!

What if Barack Obama could create 5,000,000 new anti-gun voters ... in a tyrannical act of unconstitutional usurpation ... all by the stroke of his pen?
And what if Obama justified his tyranny by acknowledging, effectively, that he controlled the police and that there was nothing anyone could do about it?   

Would that alarm you?

Well, that is apparently what is about to happen, as Barack Obama moves to illegally legalize 5,000,000 people unlawfully in the United States. And don't be fooled into thinking the 5 million work permits are not a superhighway to the 5 million-plus new anti-gun voters that Obama craves.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus gave Obama a "wish list of executive actions and urged Obama to legalize all of the illegal immigrants that would have qualified under the Senate's amnesty bill." 

A Pew poll from last year indicated that if illegal immigrants were eventually given citizenship, they would vote for liberal, anti-gun candidates by an 8-to-1 margin.  

This is why Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is calling on all Americans to melt down the Senate phone lines and demand that they oppose the President's planned executive amnesty.  According to one media report:

"Recent developments suggest the President's planned executive amnesty could be increasingly imminent and broad in scope," Sessions said, citing how Pelosi has called on the President to give the "broadest possible" executive amnesty to perhaps as many as ten million illegal aliens. (Breitbart.com, Aug. 12, 2014)

We've seen this game before:  As recently as 1980's, California was represented by a conservative Republican:  S.I. Hayakawa.

After President Reagan signed Simpson-Mazzoli, legalizing 3,000,000 illegal immigrants concentrated in California, the state couldn't destroy the Second Amendment fast enough.  Now, California has authorized $24,000,000 to send SWAT teams around the state to seize people's guns.  

Incidentally, the fact that the chief sponsor of the 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli Amnesty -- and the President who signed the bill into law -- were both Republicans made no difference in swaying the newly legalized voters from supporting liberal, anti-gun candidates.

We cannot afford to have California's de-gun-ization extended to the whole country.  And we can even less afford for that to happen by a tyrannical seizure of power which even liberals concede is illegal and unconstitutional.
So the question is this:  With control of the Senate up for grabs, how many senators support Obama's tyrannical power-grab -- a power-grab that could set the Second Amendment on the course of total destruction?

In early August, the House voted to end Obama's efforts to unilaterally extend amnesty to illegal aliens.  Now, says Sen. Sessions, it's time for the Senate to act.

"The American people have the power to stop [this]," Sessions said.  "That begins with asking a simple question: where do your Senators stand?"

ACTION:  Senator Harry Reid is blocking a vote on the House-passed anti-amnesty measure in the Senate.  So contact your Senators.  Ask them whether they support Obama's anti-gun immigration power-grab.  And, if not, ask them if they would support a move to force the issue onto the Senate floor.

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