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The Alaska Stalker – August 21, 2021

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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It was a big week for the upcoming gubernatorial race. Former Governor Bill Walker is back! Bill filed his letter of intent, picked a running mate, and even updated his profile pic. He miiiight have forgotten one little detail tho. 🥴 Awkward.

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Don’t worry – they’re on it. Tick, tock…

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Former Rep. Les Gara also filed to run for governor, but he has yet to select a running mate. I have to give it to Gara – announcing a run for governor while debunking the gender pay gap myth all in one tweet thread is pretty amazing. 🙃

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I am starting to suspect the rumor Dr. Al Gross is going to enter the governor’s race is more than a rumor. 👀 Thanks for the retweet, Bear Dr.

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Meanwhile Gov. Dunleavy’s over here like 🤡

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It’s old news that Rep. David Eastman attended the My Pillow guy’s “Election Cyber Symposium.” I have to admit, David really let me down. I’ve been patiently waiting for over a week for his special mypillow.com promocode NEASTMAN to drop. I need my patriotic bath towels at 65% off NOW!

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O.M.G. Oh My Grier! Happy Anniversary to Scott and Selena and all that jazz but HOLY HAIR, Rep. Hopkins!!! And a special thank you to the 9 people (elected officials included) who sent me this. Y’all just get me. 💖


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Sen. Shower hasn’t posted on his personal Facebook page for almost a year. But at 5:59pm on August 14th something compelled him to end his silence and remind everyone about a Town Hall that was starting in under a minute. Great planning, Dozer! 👏👏👏

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Check out these sponsored signs from Rep. Ken McCarty. Wow! Not sure what he’s trying to accomplish here, but 10/10 these signs are going to get vandalized. Also, doesn’t he have multiple masters degrees? Ken, it’s “past” this point not “pass” this point. As an Azusa alum, I expect nothing less from someone who attended our main rival, Biola!

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And there it is. At least it wasn’t spray paint. Ken, if you’re looking for another way to publicize your positive message of love and light, I highly suggest advertising on the Landmine!!!

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Interior Patriots, Roundup Steakhouse, PFD, Machetanz prints, and cowboy boots. Not sure you can get much more Alaska than that.

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I spoke too soon. Rep. Sarah Vance’s sponsored KP State Fair pig named “Full Dividend” wins. 🐷💸💸💸


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Okay, let’s talk about #fishgate. Rep. Laddie Shaw posted his hot take, but quickly deleted it. The Stalker has the receipts. 👀🔥


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As you’re all familiar with by now, here’s Rep. Rasmussen’s original post (the second paragraph was added after all the hoopla). I heard Senators Wilson, Wielechowski, Kawasaki, and Revak all appeared at some point for the Kenai River Classic. They didn’t get the full #fishgate Must Read treatment. But, then again, they didn’t post about it on their social media. I guess it’s okay to go fishing during a special session, but only if you don’t do it “for the gram.” Of course Rep. McCabe had to weigh in.

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If we’re going there… I’m no expert, but that doesn’t look like a Juneau or Bethel sunset to me. 🧐🌴🍹 #sunsetgate

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Come on, Mike. It’s clearly the McCronkcus. From what I can tell I’d say leave the fishing to Sara.

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And why does Rep. McCabe keep shit posting on Sara’s own Facebook page anyway? If I were Sara I’d block him. But pointing out that he missed a floor session the day before works, too. 💅

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While we’re at it, I have another question: Why is it that only Republicans seem to post weird photos of themselves next to their own quotes?!!! Cringe level 💯

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Seriously, it’s a thing!

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And it’s not even quotes – it’s pavement preservation projects, too. Whyyyyy???? 🙈 If you see any others I’ve missed, please send them my way at [email protected]


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Okay, one more. I’m dying 🤣🤣🤣

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“For those concerned with safety issues, nothing I’ve read leads me to believe….” 😳 Thank you, Felix. I mean, nothing I’ve read leads me to believe you have much common sense. (I kid, I kid!) Seriously though, if you don’t find this utterly laughable just imagine Jamie Allard posting the same sentence but about, I dunno – literally pick a topic. Why can’t Felix just say the Assembly is reimplementing one of the most stringent plastic bag bans in the nation because… They can.

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While I don’t think Assemblymember Constant was referring to himself needing this mask….

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Maybe he’s just as guilty? I solemnly swear he’s up to no good.

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Fun reminder that politicians are also regular people, and Jamie is one proud mom tonight. Congrats! Maybe her daughter saw one of McCarty’s signs! 😂

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Campaign season is here, and I’m pleased to see more amazing campaign logos popping up. Kristan Kelly’s play on “Extra Tough for Fairbanks” is cute and clever. Can’t ever be duplicated. Well done, Kristan!

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I also like Rachel Ries’ sunrise over the mountains. Not sure about that tent, though. Rachel is running for Assembly in South Anchorage – pretty sure most hillsiders don’t want to see *tents* in their neighborhoods…

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Bill, are you okay? Have you been taken in by the Q movement? C is for Carmen, but it’s also for cabal of Satanic, cannibalistic pedophiles operating a global child sex trafficking ring. Or something. Someone please check on him!

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Spotted at Beartooth. Where’s my invite?!

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Spotted at Club Paris: Rep. Tom McKay, Cheryl Frasca, and Larry Baker at lunch. Our tipster mused, “Perhaps they are working together to take out von Imhoff.”
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Spotted at Bear Tooth: Former Rep. Les Gara lunching with his former campaign manager.

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Spotted in Anchorage: Could it be? An Eastman/Ron Gillham tribute plate?! 👨‍🦰🐟🐷

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Overheard in Anchorage: “AQD’s dog follows my dog on Instagram!”

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Overheard in Anchorage: “Who needs a municipal attorney when you have Forrest Dunbar?”

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Overheard: “The working group is like baby finance 101 for all those little birds who aspire to be on the finance committee one day.”

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Overheard: “How jealous do you think Rep. Kurka was that Eastman got to go to the My Pillow thingy and he didn’t?”
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Overheard in the Capitol: David Eastman asking the Documents staff for towels for the legislative shower.

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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 four and under. She is not Jeff Landfield.

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definitely_not_a_lizard_person
1 month ago

really reaching with the falsey one…

Nunya Bidness
1 month ago

Eastman’s living in his office and collecting per diem?