13 December 2012

Slow News Day, Bringing the Stoopid

The local news consists of several "Anchorage Gets Heavy Snowfall" stories, along with the inevitable pictures/videos of people pushing snowblowers around driveways, and stuck cars out of intersections.

Snow's not exactly a novelty up here, folks; get a grip & move on, 'kay?

found at www.adn.com


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One bit o' political news: it seems our Lt. Governor, Mead Treadwell, is considering a run for Mark Begich's (D-AK) U.S. Senate seat in 2014.

Cue the "Who's Mead Treadwell?" interviews in 3 ... 2 ...

(Begich, you'll recall, won his first term in 2008 by running against the late Ted Stevens, who was convicted on seven counts of lying on Senate ethics forms in late October - just before the election. What a coincidence!  Those convictions were later overturned due to prosecutorial misconduct & mishandling on the part of the U.S. Justice Dept., including suppression of evidence which would have been favorable to Sen. Stevens.)

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I see where Harry Belafonte (he was a Calypso singer, 50 years ago, and therefore obviously an expert on social relevance) recommends that the President "work like a third world dictator and just put all these guys in jail" while referring to entitlement reformers.

And then, of course, the President would be on the receiving end of a third world revolt. How dumb can one guy get and still breathe?

8 comments:

ProudHillbilly said...

Belafonte being a guy who lives a VERY first world life. If he wants third world, there are plenty of places he can move to.

Rev. Paul said...

PH, that's right. And I notice he's only recommending that status for someone else, not himself. What a maroon.

Matt said...

I bet Belafonte also said, "Hey, it's how we roll."

Rev. Paul said...

I'm having trouble finding anything he says of interest. But as long as he rolls on out of the country, no worries.

Matt said...

BTW meant to say above that I love that train photo in the snow.

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, Matt - I saw it this morning and just had to, ahem, "borrow" it.

Keads said...

Snow in Alaska?!?!? Unpossible!

Rev. Paul said...

I know, right? I mean, who orders snow in December?!?