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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I thought Joe Junker and Bristol broke up

From Hoohah's Fecebook page

Check out the trailer for this great new documentary about one of the extreme sports that guys – and gals – enjoy in the Last Frontier where we know how to live life vibrantly outdoors, literally in our backyard. Bristol’s boyfriend Joey stars in this, and Willow has a cameo.

I thought Joey and Bristol broke up.  His name wasn't in the police report for the brawl I don't think and Bristol's "boyfriend" was allegedly there.

Turkey Award winners

Entertainment-The Palin family

Sports-Donald Sterling

Politics-Ted Cruz

Newsmakers-Vladmir Putin

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hey Sarah Palin Rice will be at the Great Alaska Shoot Out!

Rice University that is.  Sorry to disappoint you Hooh-ah!


Rice University men’s basketball will face a tough national field at the 2014 GCI Great Alaska Shootout on Nov. 27-29 at the Alaska Airlines Center. Seven of the event’s 10 games will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.

The Owls open against 2014 Atlantic Sun Champion Mercer, which toppled Duke in a 14-over-3 seed upset in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in March. That game is set for 8:30 p.m. CT on Nov. 27 on CBSSN.

From there, Rice will face either UC Santa Barbara or Washington State on Nov. 28 at either 5 or 11 p.m. CT in the semifinal or consolation round.

Awaiting Rice on Nov. 29 from the other side of the bracket will be host Alaska-Anchorage, Colorado State, Missouri State or Pacific.

CBS Sports Network will air both Friday semifinals as well as Saturday’s championship game at 10:30 p.m. CT.

The GCI Great Alaska Shootout is the longest-running regular-season college basketball tournament in the nation, taking place every Thanksgiving in Anchorage since 1978. This will be the inaugural tournament held at UAA’s brand-new, 5,000-seat Alaska Airlines Center.

Rice has never played in the Great Alaska Shootout, but has previously visited the state. The Owls claimed the 2003 BP Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks with double-figure wins over Idaho State, St. Mary’s and Washington State.

I'm rooting for Rice to win the tournament.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Wall Street Journal actually slams ole Sarah

From Wall Street Journal

Republicans for the most part avoided eating their own this election except in Alaska, where tea-party diva Sarah Palin helped the independent-Democratic ticket topple GOP Gov. Sean Parnell out of political spite.

The governor’s race in the Last Frontier State was a sleepy affair until September, when independent Bill Walker, who lost to Mr. Parnell in the 2010 GOP primary, merged campaigns with the Democratic nominee, Byron Mallott, a former mayor of Juneau. The unlikely duo, which share little in common politically besides rank opportunism, ran on a populist platform.

Mr. Walker criticized the governor’s plan for a 730-mile natural gas pipeline as “fatally flawed” and a giveaway to Big Oil. He and Mr. Mallott also backed an unsuccessful referendum this summer to repeal Mr. Parnell’s reform to the state’s progressive oil tax—Ms. Palin’s crowning achievement in office.

While governor, Ms. Palin jammed through a tax hike on oil profits as crude prices doubled between 2006 and 2008. Oil and natural-gas royalties and taxes account for roughly 90% of state coffers. Surging oil profits also helped prop up the state’s economy, personal incomes and tax revenues. While U.S. GDP plunged between 2006 and 2009, Alaska’s economy grew by a compounded annual 4.4%—the most nationwide.

Mr. Parnell, the former lieutenant governor, assumed office in July 2009 after Ms. Palin stepped down. The new governor inherited an economic crisis of Ms. Palin’s making. Oil profits subsequently plunged while drillers disembarked for Texas, Oklahoma and North Dakota. Alaska’s crude production has fallen by 20% since 2009.

Last year Alaska’s GDP contracted by 2.5%—the only state to record negative growth. The Republican governor sought to stabilize volatile revenues and stimulate investment by reforming Ms. Palin’s progressive oil tax. Ms. Palin responded by throwing her weight behind the August referendum.

A slim majority of voters rejected the ballot measure, yet the populist furies fueled Mr. Walker’s rise. Two weeks before the election, Ms. Palin formally endorsed the Walker-Mallott “Unity Ticket” on the pretext of encouraging political comity in Juneau. “This strong independent ticket represents an Alaskan-sized heart, putting people over party machine politics and Alaskans over egos,” she declared.

Ms. Palin is not overwhelmingly popular in her home state—a Public Policy Polling survey in August showed that just 36% of voters statewide view her favorably—but she does carry clout among anti-establishment conservatives. Given that the election appears to have been decided by fewer than 5,000 votes, and that Republican Dan Sullivan topped incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich by nearly 8,000, Ms. Palin may very well be able to claim Mr. Parnell’s scalp.