The Alaska Stalker – April 30, 2022

Welcome to this edition of the Alaska Stalker, a lighthearted round up of the best and worst of Alaska’s social media landscape.

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Where were you when Alaska Airlines made history and announced masks are now optional? Sen. Scott Kawasaki was in the middle of traveling to Juneau.

FBX to ANC = mask. ANC to JUN = no mask! Although, I think he kept his on for both legs.

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Just minutes after the news broke, I started getting texts asking about Sen. Lora Reinbold. Everyone wanted to know – would her ban stand? Luckily for us, Lora didn’t keep us waiting long. Just a few hours after the news broke she was posting a baggage tag selfie (maskless, natch) and whoosh, she was gone. ✈️ WOW.

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Down in Juneau things are heating up and look like a real mess. Pic related.

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Woah. Is Rep. Zack Fields throwing shade at Sen. Robb Myers home hotel cooked dinner posts? 🤪

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It’s wonderful to see traditions like this return to the Capitol. Great job, Grayson!

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Glad to report Sen. David Wilson’s bees are safe and sound in their new digs. Pour some honey out for the poor bees that didn’t make it. 🐝🙏😥

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We’re supposed to have a citizen legislature, yet here’s another senator with lakefront property. What is going on? 🙃

 

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Over in the congressional race, candidate Adam Wool is taking his message to the slopes. What’s his message? Vote Wool 🐑 No Bull 🐂💩 OMG.

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Adam, can you send me one of those shirts ASAP?

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Wait a minute, does Chris Constant for Congress have a new campaign slogan?! 😉

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I kid, I kid. Not sure about you, but it’s very important and not weird at all that my potential future congressman has a shrine to Ruth Bader Ginsberg at his house. Chris gets it. ✊

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At first I thought this said “WHITENESS.” 😱😱😱

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Nick Begich is back to doing what he knows best – going negative. Clearly Nick doesn’t watch The Masked Singer, because Sarah’s performance of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back was 100% a public service.

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Speaking of negative, who would have guessed Jeff “the garden guy” Lowenfels would go full Nick Begich on Twitter. First he attacked Santa Claus! (He’s definitely going on the naughty list this year.)

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And then he went for Sarah Palin, not once but twice when he…. agreed with HIMSELF in the comments??? LOL! Does Jeff have and alt account he forgot to switch to, or does he just not understand Twitter? Stalker gold!

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Have you seen Mike Pocaro’s most recent promo ad? Mike’s going full Sarah for Congress in 3, 2, 1….

 

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A post shared by Sarah (@sarahpalin97)

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Uh oh, I sure hope Santa Claus isn’t letting his celebrity go to his head…

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Up in Fairbanks, U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka and her husband Niki had a ball manning Kelly’s booth and passing out stickers of Lisa embracing President Joe Biden. Totally normal.

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IDK. If Kelly wins I think she’ll fit right in. 😁

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Tell me Les Gara runs his own social media without telling me…

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Dunleavy is 😴😴😴 But, I’m thrilled to report TITO IS BACK!

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#neverforget

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If you forgot Chris Kurka was running for governor, then you’re not alone. Kurka’s campaign page is basically all memes. Maybe he should officially turn it into a joke page.


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Meanwhile Charlie Pierce is pretty confident the only reason Trump endorsed Dunleavy is because “He’s never met Pierce.” 🤣🤣🤣 With candidates like these, how can we lose?


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In Anchorage, Assembly member Forrest Dunbar was sworn in for another term. I’m grateful for three more years of high quality content. 🙏

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I can’t tell who’s more excited: Forrest or Meg.

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It’s the end of an era. I can only hope newly elected Assembly member Randy Sulte will provide half the fodder that John Weddleton did. Thanks for serving, John.

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Not sure I’m loving the rebrand of the Kenai Peninsula Sport, Rec and Trade Show.

 

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I AM SCREAMING!

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It’s former Rep. Lance Pruitt and his wife, Mary Ann!!! That 30k the Tshibaka campaign is paying her every month is clearly being put to good use. 💅 Dibs on using this photo as a meme if Lisa wins reelection.

    

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It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with the local media. Let’s do that, shall we? First up we have KTOO’s managing editor Jennifer Pemberton. I honestly can’t tell if she likes Juneau at night or hates it. Maybe she needs an editor.

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Not sure why Amanda Bohman of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner is one of the first 426 followers of the new U.S. Ministry of Truth parody Twitter account. Does she have a sense of humor or is she applying for a job?

 

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Overheard: If Sarah passes away is Nick gonna delete all those negative attack ads, too?

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Overheard in Juneau: “Calvin Schrage looks like a WW2 German soldier. Until he opens his mouth!”
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Overheard in Anchorage: Must Read Alaska should change their name to Must Read about RevAK.

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Spotted at Salt in Juneau: Sen. Lora Reinbold and Sen. Roger Holland having dinner with some folks.

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Spotted with a black eye: Assembly member Jamie Allard after being allegedly elbowed in the face by bestie Jamie Donley.

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Spotted in Juneau peeing on the side of the parking garage: Broad daylight. Legislative staffer Scott Ogan.

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The Alaska Stalker was born and raised in Alaska. She lives bear free in South Anchorage with her husband and three kids five and under. She is not Jeff Landfield.

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Tay
5 months ago

Damn that is funny as hell about Ogan.