The Alaska Stalker – February 5, 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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Happy Marmot Day, everyone! Sen. Kawasaki and I might be the only ones that celebrate every year. Not sure what Scott’s family Marmot Day traditions are, but I always like to read the Wikipedia entry and remember how it all started — the Menards!!!

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Rep. Ken McCarty sure dressed the part for a “suitable” observance of Marmot Day. However, he missed the mark and instead chose to celebrate the lesser known and downright unAlaskan Groundhog Day by monologuing down by the whale sculpture. 👎👎👎

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Thank you for all the amazing tips this week, but RIP my inbox! I think I found someone even more popular than Dr. Anne Zink. Maybe Gov. Dunleavy should ask Miss America to be his LG. 👑


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While everyone was busy snapping selfies with Miss America, I appreciate that Sen. Scott Kawasaki took the time to pose with Gov. Dunleavy. It’s the caption for me tho! 🤣🤣🤣

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I think Scott’s in the clear, but who could Dave be referring to…. 🤔

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SO close.

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Who took this photo? Cringe level 💯

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Well, I heard Ms. DeLena post about him
Well, I heard ol’ DeLena put him down
Well, I hope DeLena will remember
The majority don’t need her around anyhow

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I know y’all usually read non-fiction, but let this serve as an official Landmine Book Club suggestion.

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Who wears short shorts? Laddie wears short shorts. Has there ever been a lawmaker in the history of the Alaska Legislature that shows more skin than Rep. Laddie Shaw?

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Rep. Ivy Spohnholz coming in hot with some major public SHADE.

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Speaking of… I did not have Rep. David Eastman posting “Let’s go Brandon” and “Truck you Trudeau” on social media on my 2022 bingo card.

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Me, minding my own business making three peanut butter and jellies on a brisk February afternoon.

Phone beeps. Oh, just a Twitter alert. I glance over at the screen. It’s probably nothing.

I see it.

I drop the knife.

I look again. This can’t possibly be real.
This is a big deal.
😮😂😂😂😂😂

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It was only up for 7 seconds, but the internet is forever. I am still fuzzy on how “Siri” changed “look” to F*#k. At this point you just gotta laugh.

Poor Les. Lucky Stalker! Below is the fixed (or is that un-f*#ked) Tweet and dubious at best explanation.

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In true Les fashion, he turned an embarrassing moment into a win and got a personal tour of the new digs. Hopefully he left with some goodies, too. I still want to know how Les got Siri to correct that particular word into look and not duck. Asking for a friend, of course. 😉

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Speaking of baked goods, I am loving Kelly Lessens’ fundraising strategy. YUM. 🥞

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But nothing beats Kava’s pancakes. Wait a minute, did Cliff groh a little something something since his last campaign?! 🥸 Cliff is going to have to update one of the greatest political ads of all time for this season.

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Everyone loves a good redemption story. This one is best served hot with extra cheese.

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I bet there’s a couple folks on the Anchorage Assembly (see above) that are hoping for a Thelma and Louise over Starsky and Hutch.


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Is it just me or does former Fairbanks Mayor Luke Hopkins look like a future elderly Forrest Dunbar?

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COME ON, am I right, or am I right? Just call him Papa Dunbar from now on. 😂😂😂

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Shots fired! The Walker/Drygas has turned up the heat with a recent sign rollout. Let’s look at this placement from a different angle…

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Yikes! 😮

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What an honor! Although I would have preferred “she won a historic write-in campaign in 2010” or even “she represented Alaska as the Cherry Blossom Princess in 1980” to this aggravating reminder.

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Meanwhile poor Dan can’t even get one comment on his Alaska seafood tip contest post. Help a senator out! 🙏

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One of my favorite posts of the week has to be from Kelly Tshibaka’s Instagram. Imagine wishing your husband a happy anniversary and the top comment is “Murkowski is the worse.” Politics is weird. Happy Anniversary Kelly and Niki!

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Kelly has had quite the busy couple of weeks!

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DAM, Don. DAAAAAMMMMM.

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Spotted on Twitter:

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Spotted on APOC: I’ve named three children so far and I have… questions…

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Overheard in Anchorage: “Now that Carhartts are more woke than Starbucks, Dunbar’s uniform finally fits him perfectly.”

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Overheard in Juneau: “The person enjoying this David Eastman drama the most is… David Eastman. You idiots!”

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Overheard in Juneau: “How much Copper River Fleece can Kelly collect before the election?”

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Spotted at the first night of Legislative Bowling League: Almost everyone. 2 masks. 🤡

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Spotted at Speaker Stutes and Senate President Micciche having a spot of brunch at Sandpiper.
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Spotted during prime time:

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

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7 months ago

Over heard at the school board meeting ” the marmot is a little girthy for me, I’ll stick with my ferrets” Pat Higgins

Leon Jaimes
7 months ago

Overheard in Anchorage:

“I see Democrat Operative and new to Alaska Leon Jaimes got called out for the white supremacy trucker statement. Isn’t he from CALIFORNIA? Take that crap back outside, Carpetbaggeer.”