I opened both eyes this morning. Since there are two of them, that counts, right? Right?
The day hasn't dawned yet, but began with a rain/freezing rain mix. The out-of-doors was covered in a layer of snow-cone ice pellets when I drove to work at 5:50, but the roads weren't slick.
That's to come later, as the freezing mix turns to all snow. There's not a lot of snow in the forecast, but at this point we'll take anything white. It's too dark otherwise, without white ground cover to reflect what little light we have before/after the sun.
I'm in a bit of a holding pattern at work, awaiting quotes from a couple of vendors for the next stages in some ongoing projects. Patience is a virtue, we're told (and so the Bible says), but I'm not always successful at it.
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In a beautiful case of "if you cheat, you'll get caught", two cast members of the Alaskan Bush People show have been sentenced to 30 days in jail for filing falsified applications for, and collecting, Alaska Permanent Fund dividend checks.
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The liberal powers-that-be in Anchorage, and our recently-elected Democrat mayor (surprise!) are racing at full speed toward the Progressive utopia they envision to take the place of the city where Anchorage used to be.
Alaska has already legalized marijuana, although rules and regulations aren't yet finalized. That's to come in May, we're told, and - believe it or not - local economists promise a hiring boom.
Well, sort of.
When pressed, they admit that no one has any idea at all how many businesses might be established, nor how many employees they might eventually hire. But it'll be an economic boost to the city, they insist.
Now a local State senator has proposed raising the minimum wage to $15/hour, because ... reasons. And the State is debating a proposal to adopt "right to die" legislation. Because apparently Alaska doesn't have enough suicides already.
We really need to move out of Anchorage. Sigh ...