Welcome to this week’s special holiday edition of The Alaska Stalker, a semi-regular lighthearted round up of the best and worst of Alaska’s social media landscape.
The Stalker has been soaking up the sun, and that sweet sweet vitamin D, and taking a nice break from social media all week. Our second favorite boss even told us to take the week off. Then Monday rolled around and it became pretty clear that if we missed a week, we’d miss too much. Thanks for all the material everyone. We’ll save some of the more high level trolling until next week.
Happy 4th!!! Of January?🎆🤦♀️
The Arctic Thunder Air Show was last weekend. The Grunwald Guzzler was there (with a T-Rex?) along with several candidates for office and dinosaurs elected officials.
Baby moose for Dunleavy trumped the T-Rex. Mama moose seems to be standing pretty tall and on the alert. Glad the sign wavers let them go by without getting too close.
Cause nothing says “I voted” in Alaska like crabs.
Speaking of crabs… I’m not sure about this event.
On one hand I might get to enjoy Ceezar’s ear. It sure would be great to finally eat him in person. On the other hand, cannibalism doesn’t sound like a veal good time. Plus, they aren’t even serving my favorite, scrambled legs.
Okay, okay just one more: How did candidate for house Ceezar Martinson kick off his campaign? He invited his friends over for a Donner party!
Nice to see Assemblyperson Constant spending some quality time with his colleague from Eagle River.
You heard it here first folks: apparently the Governor’s race has been decided already. “Future Governor Treadwell” would still like you to join him for frozen yogurt. No word yet on if he’ll be having mayonnaise flavored Fro-Yo or crow.
I think the server was confused: you only have to card if they look younger than 27. Not if they’ve been in politics since the age of 27. Honest mistake.
Since ADN can’t publish those mug shots they decided to publish the F word. Unedited. 🤬
Hunting expert Representative Grenn? I can’t keep a straight face. Maybe it’s his expert tips for hunting outdoor concerts, farmers markets, and craft beer!
Door to Door report:
I can’t even. Liz Snyder FTW. 🏅
Candidate for Senate Seat M, Bekah Halat, kept her animal encounter hillside chic. But why the long face? Probably SB91 related.
And candidate for house, Amber Lee, is also getting on the animal bandwagon. She’s even got an Instagram account, dogsofhd28, dedicated to the four legged friends she meets going door-to-door. Our fav so far is Walter. Good dog Walter.
If anyone knows how to spell Dimond, it’s candidate for house, Chris Dimond! Thanks for reading. We love that the Landmine made your bookmarks, too. 👀
Nice little blurb on editor-in-chief Jeff Landfield in The Midnight Sun blog. We have a feud?! How exciting!
Spotted in the Valley:
Representative David Eastman and family at the Benjamin Family Circus in Palmer. No word whether Eastman was taking notes for next session.
Spotted in Anchorage:
Dustin Darden at the southside Costco passing out samples. He assured our tipster there was no fluoride in the cheese sample.
House Majority Press Secretary, Drew Cason, at the independent expenditure group Dunleavy for Alaska office, in the alley, with a camera.
Politicians, they’re just like us! Former Mayor Rick Mystrom at the DMV. He even told the customer service agent waiting on him that he was the former mayor. Side note: the window was still broken from “the incident.”
Representative Lance Pruitt with staff to Senator Pete Kelly, Bruce Tangeman, at Kaladi Brothers.
An eagle-eyed tipster noticed The Amber Lee for State House Facebook page going from roughly 350 “likes” to over 1,300 overnight! Wonder how that happened? 🤔💰💰💰
What appeared to be Ross Bieling, in his Bieling mobile, idling in a church parking lot on the hillside.