Murkowski Backtracks on RBG Vacancy

. . .Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) said he wouldn’t block the nominee. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is a ‘no,’ but as we’ve said before—Maine is an oddball state. She gets a pass. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), a runner up in the biggest pain in the a** contest among the GOP, did initially say that she’s opposed to filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bade Ginsburg, but is now changing her tune. The last justice passed away last Friday making the 2020 election even more interesting. And now, Murkowski is changing her tune (via Alaska Public Media):

If Democrats were counting on Lisa Murkowski to vote against President Trump’s next nominee to the Supreme Court, they should think again.

Sen. Murkowski said Tuesday she could not rule out that she would vote to confirm a Trump nominee if the Judiciary Committee approves one before the November election.

“I know everybody wants to ask the question, ‘will you confirm the nominee?’” she said outside the Capitol, as her Republican colleagues were gathering for their weekly policy lunch. “We don’t have a nominee yet. You and I don’t know who that is. And so I can’t confirm whether or not I can confirm a nominee when I don’t know who the nominee is.”

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No Surprise: Murkowski Opposes Replacing Ginsburg Before 2020 Election

Following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Lisa Murkowski became the second Republican senator to say the upper chamber should wait to vote on filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court.

“For weeks, I have stated that I would not support taking up a potential Supreme Court vacancy this close to the election,” Murkowski said in a statement on Sunday. “Sadly, what was then a hypothetical is now our reality, but my position has not changed.”

The Alaska Republican said she didn’t support taking up a nomination in 2016 after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, and she holds the same stance now. Ginsburg died Friday evening at the age of 87 and Democrats, including presidential nominee Joe Biden, are urging Republicans to wait until the dust has settled in the election contest to move towards confirming a new justice.

“We are now even closer to the 2020 election — less than two months out — and I believe the same standard must apply,” Murkowski said.

Murkowski, along with Susan Collins, are the two Republican senators who have spoken out on their opposition to voting on nominating a new justice to the high court before the election. (Read more from “No Surprise: Murkowski Opposes Replacing Ginsburg Before 2020 Election” HERE)

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Who Is the BLM Global Network Foundation?; BLM Doesn’t Really Care About Black Lives Lost Unless Group Can Blame Police

By Townhall. . .Did you know there was a BLM organization? Well, there is, and it’s named Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation.

Now, you might think the organization is synonymous with the movement, but that’s not the case, so I want to be clear about separating the movement from the organization. There’s a movement of people who are protesting police brutality with the intent of articulating that Black lives should matter equally to all other lives. Then there’s the BLM organization, and the two aren’t synonymous. No one knows what the BLM organization does or how it spends its money, but one thing we do know is that it gets a lot of money and from Fortune 500 companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Nabisco, Gatorade, Airbnb and Warner record labels, a music record company. Microsoft donated $250,000; Airbnb gave $500,000; Nabisco gave $500,000. In total, millions of dollars were given to this group. Are funds going towards salaries? Are funds going towards civic engagement or social community programs for needy families? The reality is no one knows because there’s no transparency. However, there should be, and let me tell you why.

The creators of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation believe, maintain and teach values that are undemocratic and antithetical to America’s beliefs and ideals. They teach against the idea of a nuclear family with a father and mother in the household and instead espouse the benefits of what they refer to as a “village.” I have no idea what that means. Still, the idea that we shouldn’t continue to reinforce the importance of a two-parent household is absurd. It goes against statistical data on children’s success.

In a 2015 video, BLM Global Network Foundation co-founder Patrisse Cullors said that she and her fellow co-founders were “trained Marxists.” Marxism formed the basis for communism; it’s what Lenin based his ideology on in Russia. If that’s not anti-American and anti-democratic, then I’m not sure what is. And $1 million in donations to an organization that isn’t required to be transparent with their expenditures is problematic, particularly because of the values they espouse and their mission of spreading those extremist views to America’s youth. (Read more from “Who Is the BLM Global Network Foundation?” HERE)

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Rob Smith: Black Lives Matter Doesn’t Really Care About Black Lives Lost Unless Group Can Blame Police

By Fox News. Black Lives Matter has become a major political force during this intense election year, getting favorable coverage in the left-wing media as its foot soldiers have been at the center of violent riots, looting, protests and other unrest breaking out in recent months. But while BLM claims to benefit Black Americans, the truth is that it actually hurts us.

BLM’s cult-like tactics are more like those of a violent gang than a traditional civil rights group fighting against racial discrimination. The organization refuses to acknowledge the Black lives lost in the violence it has engaged in. It refuses to acknowledge the tragedy of Black lives lost to criminals. It focuses solely on far smaller number of Black people injured or killed in encounters with police.

Growing numbers of Black Americans are starting to wake up to this hypocrisy. Do most Black people actually support Black Lives Matter? . . .

BLM has established itself as the prism through which Blacks in America view ourselves — and is attempting to define us. The message we are getting is: if you are a Black American and you are not completely on board with every single thing that is done or said to advocate for this organization, then you are not Black, or you are not Black enough, or you hate yourself. . .

I have a problem with this because there should be no organization or movement that has that much power over any group of people. I was born Black and will always be Black. No one has the right to tell me that my race requires me to support a certain group, cause, political ideology or candidate. (Read more from “Rob Smith: Black Lives Matter Doesn’t Really Care About Black Lives Lost Unless Group Can Blame Police” HERE)

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Alaska AG Resigns After Sending 558 Messages to Young Female Employee

By The Hill. Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson (R) has resigned from his post after allegedly sending 558 “uncomfortable” text messages to a younger female colleague earlier this year.

In his letter of resignation to Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) obtained by The Hill, Clarkson said that it was an honor to serve the state, noting that he was “deeply moved” when the governor appointed him.

“I regret that my actions and errors in judgment in interacting with a state employee have become a distraction to the good work and good people working in the state’s and your service,” he wrote.

Records obtained by the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica show Clarkson sending the female employee hundreds of text messages at all hours during a 27-day span, including late at night, usually punctuated with suggestive emojis such as a kiss face.

The former state attorney general claimed in his resignation letter that he did not supervise the female colleague, adding that he believed that the feelings he messaged her about were “reciprocal” and “mutual.” (Read more from “Alaska AG Resigns After Sending 558 Messages to Junior Employee” HERE)

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Alaska AG Resigns After Sending Junior State Employee Inappropriate Text Messages

By NBC News. Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson resigned Tuesday after he admitted to repeatedly sending inappropriate text messages to a junior state employee, the governor announced in a statement.

“Kevin Clarkson has admitted to conduct in the workplace that did not live up to our high expectations, and this is deeply disappointing,” Gov. Mike Dunleavy, who appointed Clarkson to the role, said. “This morning he took responsibility for the unintentional consequences of his actions and tendered his resignation to me. I have accepted it.” . . .

In messages sent in March, Clarkson referred to the junior employee as “sweet lady,” asking her to come over to his home, and telling her she was “beautiful.” He often used the kiss emoji.

“Haven’t seen you in awhile, so you owe me a number of hugs,” Clarkson texted her March 26, according to ProPublica and the Anchorage Daily News. The attorney general was not the woman’s supervisor, but their jobs required them to interact.

On April 4, the unnamed woman told Clarkson to “please remember this is my personal phone,” and asked him to respect professional boundaries, according to the report. (Read more from “Alaska AG Resigns After Sending Junior State Employee Inappropriate Text Messages” HERE)

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Alaska Attorney General Quits After Texts With Woman Surface

By Seattle Times. . .In his resignation letter, Clarkson confirmed the text conversations were with a state employee who didn’t work for the Department of Law and whom he did not supervise.

They discussed food, movies, books and even attempts by Clarkson’s wife to get a visa for her son to leave Colombia. Dunleavy had previously written to President Donald Trump asking if he could help clear immigration challenges so Clarkson’s wife and stepson could join him in Alaska.

Clarkson said he and the woman also exchanged pictures of children and grandchildren, and he sent her pictures of food he prepared. (Read more from “Alaska Attorney General Quits After Texts With Woman Surface” HERE)

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Why is Alaska Family Action Waging War on Alaska’s Most Pro-Life Candidates?

As the former Executive Director of Alaska Right to Life, I’ve had a front-row seat to the internecine “pro-life” wars that have crippled the movement for years.

It’s time to stop the madness.

Last night I saw an ad sponsored by Alaska Family Action that vilified State House Candidate Christopher Kurka, suggesting that he is an opponent of the pro-life cause. They have done the same to Representative David Eastman.

This is shameful and counter-productive. If there’s one thing I have less patience for than endless purity tests, it’s impurity tests.

I have stood with Christopher Kurka through the night during prayer vigils outside of Planned Parenthood in Anchorage. I’ve watched first-hand his tireless passion for the cause, and his zeal to see babies saved. I’ve worked with him on legislation, on petitions, on education campaigns.

I’ve been to Crisis Pregnancy Center fundraisers with him to raise money for young mothers who find themselves in difficult circumstances.

After several years as Vice President of Alaska Right to Life, Christopher followed me as Executive Director, and served on the board of National Right to Life.

I have never once doubted Christopher Kurka’s absolute and unwavering commitment to the cause of life, nor have I ever doubted his intention to end abortion on demand in America.

I proudly endorse Christopher Kurka for Alaska State House District 7 – Wasilla.

I have also, historically, been an ally of the Alaska Family Council, a supporter, a donor, even an employee, but the scurrilous charges being leveled against Kurka are misleading, and the message they seek to convey is false.

Nobody could plausibly deny that if the Alaska Legislature were filled with people like Christopher Kurka, abortion would be abolished in Alaska.

So, what is this all about? Strategy.

The real gripe with Kurka is that he is too pro-life. You read that right.

And the same could be said for Representative David Eastman, whom I am also happy to endorse. It is simply unacceptable for a Christian organization to attack a man for taking too strong a stand on the most consequential moral issue of our time.

Alaska Family Action wants to pursue an incremental strategy of nibbling away at the edges of Roe v. Wade and the abortion industry. The Republican Establishment, of course, loves this idea. It gives them cover. They can continue to pay lip-service at election time, and they don’t really have to vote on legislation that requires much courage or risk on their part.

Organizations like Alaska Family Action are happily given access, because they’re giving the Republican Establishment exactly what they want. They want political power. Period. That’s all.

So, the Republican Establishment is happy throw pro-lifers a bone every now and then, like once every 20 years or so, like they did with SB 49, which was subsequently overturned by the courts. The only “victory” in recent memory achieved by the incremental strategy proved hollow. It was pyrrhic victory.

The truth is: (1) the Republican power brokers, despite the party platform, do NOT want to end abortion (2) Alaska Family Action, perhaps unwittingly, is being played like a fiddle.

Christopher Kurka, on the other hand, actually wants a frontal assault on Roe v. Wade, and he’s willing to push legislation to make that happen.

This, of course, doesn’t sit well with Establishment politicians. They want the benefit of pro-life votes without having to take positions on controversial legislation. They want talk without action. They want the appearance of virtue without the price of struggle.

Christopher Kurka’s crime? Being a conservative who actually wants to overturn Roe v. Wade, even if it costs him something.

This makes him a dangerous man to the political Establishment. Now you know why Washington DC is pouring tens of thousands of dollars into an obscure State House race in Alaska.

Ditto for Eastman.

Coincidentally, the top targets of Alaska Family Action and Republican Establishment attacks are the same. Likely not an accident.

I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that the Washington DC Republican Establishment is funding Alaska Family Action’s attacks.

Regardless of intent, Alaska Family Action is burning their donors’ money on safe pro-life seats, proving to be little more than a front group for the Republican Establishment, creating inertia, and harming the cause.

Compromise is not a strategy. Conviction is not a weakness. And division is a dead-end road.

My former employer, Alaska Right to Life, is also engaged in a vicious campaign against Jesse Sumner. I reject these tactics as well.

We’re fighting spiritual wars with carnal weapons.

If your organization carries freight with the voters, your endorsement and promotion of your chosen candidate should be sufficient.

When I was Executive Director of Alaska Right to Life during the 2012 cycle, we defeated multiple incumbents without these tactics. In fact, 21 out of our 27 endorsed candidates in that cycle won their elections.

I defy anyone in either organization to show me better results in the years since we went a different direction.

Christians engaging in vicious partisan politics actually undercuts the moral authority of our cause.

I have not always risen above this template myself, for which I am sorry. But I do recognize it as error.

We have all been damaged by the vicious cycle of the post-Murkowski write-in era.

We are enjoined by Scripture to “do good unto all men, ESPECIALLY to those who are of the household of faith.”

Let us begin again, and let it be said of us, “Behold, how they love one another!”

It’s time for pro-lifers to unite around substance, and eschew vacuous quibbles over strategies that have already proved disastrously futile.

It doesn’t have to be either/or, an all-of-the-above strategy is possible if we work together.

It’s time for pro-lifers to stop fighting each other, and stand shoulder-to-shoulder in common cause.

Christians are not called to swear fealty to the Republican Party bosses. Our first loyalty must be to God and His truth alone.

Alaska Family Council/Action and Alaska Right to Life both need to do some soul-searching and recover their respective missions.

In the meantime, I urge you to vote on Tuesday, August 18, for pro-life candidates who will actually fight to end abortion.

Christopher Kurka is the right choice for State House District 7, and David Eastman for State House District 10.

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Murkowski, Rino Establishment Seeking to Rig Valley Elections With Outside Money?

Apparently, The Swamp is feeling very threatened these days.

David Eastman, Christopher Kurka, and LD Howard are all conservative Republicans who support the party platform. So, why are these conservatives so much of a threat to the Republican Establishment that they’re dropping big money into the Valley to stop them?

In an extraordinary move, the Republican State Leadership Committee has air-dropped $150,000 into State House primaries in Alaska, much of which is being spent in the Mat-Su Valley to oppose Representative David Eastman, and to protect Incumbent club members Lynn Gattis and George Rauscher from more conservative challengers.

Karl Rove and Reince Priebus sit on the Board of the Republican State Leadership Committee, along with one Cabell Hobbs, one-time Treasurer of the [Lisa] Murkowski Victory Committee.

Think about that. The Republican State Leadership Committee is targeting David Eastman, Christopher Kurka, and LD Howard, burning money for safe Republican seats that they’re afraid will be won by folks they deem “too conservative.” How much sense does that make? What is going on?

If they have done nothing else, these interlopers from Washington DC have certainly defined these races and framed the election in terms we can all understand.

Make no mistake about it, it’s now not just Establishment vs. Grassroots, it’s also The Swamp vs. The People; Washington vs. Wasilla; Murkowski vs. the Valley; The Binding Caucus vs. Good Government; Big Government vs. the PFD.

The recipient of the money is a RINO front-group ironically named Council on Good Government.

They are, in fact, not for good government. They are protectors of the status quo.

The filer for the group is one Cheryl Frasca, one-time budget chief to former Governor Frank Murkowski, and PS Strategies has been secured to execute the independent expenditures.

Who is PS strategies? The Communications firm owned by Minority Leader Lance Pruitt’s wife, Mary Ann, that made a veritable fortune shilling for Lisa Murkowski in 2016. It also boasts CH2MHill as a client, formerly known as the infamous VECO Corporation of “corrupt bastards” lore. The firm has also been aligned with State Senate President Cathy Giessel.

Why is this significant? Follow the money.

When Lisa Murkowski was a State legislator, she supported raiding the Permanent Fund for State expenditures. Senator Giessel is now firmly in that camp. And it shouldn’t be forgotten that before Lance Pruitt was against(?) raiding the Permanent Fund, he was for it.

Clearly, Pruitt believes he stands to inherit the Speaker’s Chair should Republicans seize control after November, and he’s moving to clear any opposition to his business-as-usual agenda, which the DC Establishment is only too happy to support.

Why do you think Pruitt, a Representative from Los Anchorage, has been out in the Valley going door-to-door, opposing an incumbent Republican? And why is he now inviting the DC Swamp to meddle in Valley elections?

Eastman, Kurka, and Howard have all stood up to the corrupt “Binding Caucus” that has mortgaged Alaska’s future to special interests, crony capitalists, and big government. In fact, they have all signed a pledge to support ending the “Binding Caucus” rule in the Alaska State House, an appallingly corrupt procedure that no other State countenances, and some have even outlawed.

The “Binding Caucus” is simply a rule currently operative in Alaska’s Majority Caucuses that binds all members of the Majority to pledge their vote for the budget, sight unseen. Yes, they actually have to promise they’ll vote for the budget before they even know what’s in it, or how much it is. If they don’t, they get no positions of power, no committee chairmanships, staff and office budgets are limited or cut, and their districts are marginalized.

Without the “Binding Caucus” rule, State expenditures will actually have to be debated and justified, legislators will have to be persuaded, and votes will have to be won.

This would be devastating to big government, special interests, and crony capitalists who currently live off State largesse, and depend on corrupt politicians to move your money through to them with little scrutiny. But it would be a boon for hard-working Alaskans who need their PFD, and whose bloated government doesn’t serve their interests under the current system.

Make no mistake about it. The very people who are behind the big money seeking to persuade you from changing course, are the very people who will benefit at your expense if things stay the same.

They’re selling you a bill of goods. The people responsible for the financial mess Alaska is in are not going to fix it. And neither are their puppets.

Don’t fall for it. Do your homework. And by all means vote.

The only thing standing between you and good government, is the people you elect.

The only thing standing between you and a full PFD, is the people you elect.

The only thing standing between you and an economy that works for you, is the people you elect.

The only thing standing between you and a safe, secure Alaska, is the people you elect.

Don’t let The DC Swamp tell you how to vote. Don’t let Lisa Murkowski subvert Mat-Su values. Don’t let the keepers of the status quo pull a fast one on you.

The same people with the same old tired policies aren’t going to get you a different result.

Let YOUR voice be heard. Nothing is inevitable. You have a choice. Self-government is your prerogative. You can change the course of history. Choose wisely.

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Former Anchorage Baptist Temple Pastor Jerry Prevo Replaces Jerry Falwell, Jr. at Liberty University as Acting President

By MSN News. Falwell, a prominent supporter of President Trump, made recently made headlines and drew severe backlash from conservatives after he posted a photo on Instagram that showed him and a woman on a yacht both wearing pants that were unzipped.

The picture was deleted shortly after, and Falwell apologized, claiming that the picture was “just in good fun.”

Still, Falwell faced calls to resign after his apology, and his leave was announced on Friday. . .

In September, Politico published a damning exposé on Falwell’s leadership of the evangelical university, which was founded by his father, detailing a “culture of fear and self-dealing.” Falwell denied the claims in the report, telling The Hill that the FBI planned to investigate the “criminal conspiracy” behind it. (Read more from “Former Anchorage Baptist Temple Pastor Jerry Prevo Replaces Jerry Falwell, Jr. at Liberty University as Acting President” HERE)

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Liberty University Names Acting President After Jerry Falwell Jr. Put on Indefinite Leave

By The Hill. Liberty University announced on Monday that it has named its chairman, Rev. Jerry Prevo, as acting president of the university after former President Jerry Falwell Jr., was placed on indefinite leave.

The Lynchburg, Va.-based school noted in its statement that Prevo has served on its board of trustees since 1996 and as chairman since 2003.

“I want to thank my fellow board members for having confidence that I could be entrusted with the responsibility of serving as the Acting President during this time of Jerry Falwell, Jr’s indefinite leave of absence,” Prevo said in a statement. “Please pray for us as well as the Falwell family as we embark on our academic year and so we may continue to be united in our common purpose and our faith in Christ.” . . .

It marked just the latest controversy for Falwell, who drew backlash at the start of the coronavirus pandemic for waiting 11 days after a Virginia state of emergency was declared to move Liberty’s classes online. Students were still allowed to remain on campus and use the dining halls at the time as well, prompting fears for student and faculty safety.

Falwell also sparked backlash by tweeting that he would refuse to wear a mask during the pandemic until there were masks with the infamous picture from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) yearbook depicting a man in blackface and another in Ku Klux Klan regalia. Falwell also apologized for that incident, but two of the university’s Black football players said they planned to transfer over it. (Read more from “Liberty University Names Acting President After Jerry Falwell Jr. Put on Indefinite Leave” HERE)

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Alaska Gold and Copper Mine Project Moves Forward, Despite Environmentalist Objections

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its final environmental impact statement on Friday which found gold and copper mining in Alaska “would not be expected to have a measurable effect on fish numbers.”

That clears the final hurdle for the Corps to issue a permit this year to Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., the Canadian company that has proposed the mining operation in the state.

Environmentalists oppose the project and the Obama administration did what it could to keep the Alaskan wilderness off limits to energy production.

“In a scientific review conducted under the Obama administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that the mine could result in ‘significant and unacceptable adverse effects’ on fishery areas and ecologically important streams, wetlands, lakes, and ponds,” the Los Angeles Times reported.

Tom Collier, chief executive of Pebble Limited Partnership, the U.S. subsidiary of Northern Dynasty, said in the Times report that the Corps’ process was “extensive, rigorous and transparent,” and not in fact rushed, taking more than two years, about average for environmental reviews in Alaska. (Read more from “Alaska Gold and Copper Mine Project Moves Forward, Despite Environmentalist Objections” HERE)

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Who Benefits from Alaskan’s Binding Caucuses?

We’ve had many interesting legislative sessions in Alaska this last decade, but these last two years have really highlighted a unique situation we’re in. When I say unique, I mean that no other state has a binding caucus in their legislature, and in fact, some have laws against the concept. So what is a binding caucus? A caucus is just a group of legislators that agree on one or more issues who want to work together to help advance those issues. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that. The best legislation comes through cooperation. There is usually one large caucus that determines leadership and the direction of each body of the legislature.

However Alaska’s type of binding caucus controls the whole body with a built-in commitment that says every member must vote for the capital and operating budget. They must also vote with leadership on every single technical process motion. The caucus is joined because of ‘quid pro quo’. The legislators joining the caucus get the benefits of powerful committee positions and extra staff. So what does this all mean?

First, the elected official must agree to vote for bills and motions up-front, up to two years in advance. This is before they’ve read the bill or heard the motion. Second, they have to vote that way even if it
hurts their district and constituents. Third, they must vote that way even if it violates their conscience. Finally, there is punishment for those who don’t vote as they are told. They can be thrown out of the
caucus, or as we saw this last session, lose most of their staff and their committee positions, which happened to three different Senators.

The main purpose for the binding caucus is to concentrate power in the hands of the leadership. Those who are accepted into leadership have the power to do anything they want. That’s how they were able to strip out the COVID stimulus that was voted into the budget. It’s how they were able to steal two-thirds of your PFD this year even though the votes were against them. The entire budget in the Senate was determined by the six members of leadership, so most districts had no say in the budget.

Alaska’s binding caucus is so much worse than that. The legislative leaders have decided that statute no longer applies to them. So when the Governor called a session in Wasilla in accordance with Alaska statute and Constitution, the Legislative leadership decided that they were above statute and they refused to meet anywhere but Juneau (where all their perks and lobbyists were). What’s “funny” is that that was the same statute that they had used a few years before to not meet in Juneau when Governor Walker called a special session and they voted to meet in Anchorage. So yeah, they obey the law when it works for them. After the governor changed his mind and everyone was in Juneau they punished the Senate Majority Leader for obeying the law and stripped her of her position. Remember, every time they choose to go over a 90-day session they are breaking statute, since the people voted in a 90-day session limit that hasn’t been revoked.

When I was on the Assembly, if we needed to do something different than what was in code; like waiving Title 16, then we brought forth an ordinance that said that, took public testimony on it, and voted on it publicly. In our Legislature, the leadership of the binding caucus just makes up rules as they go along, being completely unaccountable to the people and even breaking their own uniform rules of conduct.

This whole situation these last two years has really brought the integrity issues of the binding caucus to light, and so many of the Republican primaries around the State are happening because of the dissatisfaction with how our Legislators have been acting or how they have been cowed into inaction. For those in districts with these kind of primaries this is the critical issue that you need to ask your candidates about. It’s time to free our legislators to vote with integrity as representatives of the people in their districts. Please hold their feet to the fire.

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Alaska Man, Who Dressed as Sister, Is Charged With Murder After Friend’s Decomposed Body Found Under Floorboards

By K Newz. Five years after an Alaska man went missing, his decomposed body was found beneath the floorboards of his supposed friend’s home in Wasilla, the Daily Mail reports.

Daniel Roy Buckwalter, 46, hailed from Big Lake and vanished in August 2015. Later, his abandoned truck was found in the Houston area, his blood inside.

Now a grand jury in Palmer has indicted Jay Osmond Gardner, 55, beneath whose floorboards Buckwalter’s body, or what was left of it, was finally found. Gardner was arrested on March 25 at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International airport in Alaska as the man attempted to flee the state while dressed as his sister. . .

According to 11 KVTA, since being relieved of his drag disguise, Gardner has been stuck in a men’s jail. There he’ll have plenty of time to regret allegedly murdering the Alaska man and hiding him beneath the floorboards. (Read more from “Alaska Man, Who Dressed as Sister, Is Charged With Murder After Friend’s Decomposed Body Found Under Floorboard” HERE)

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Cops Arrest a Wanted Man, 55, Trying to Board a Flight Dressed as His Sister, Then Find Body of a Friend He ‘Murdered’ Five Years Ago Under His Floorboards

By Daily Mail. An Alaska man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his friend who was missing for five years, after police discovered caught him trying to flee the state while impersonating his sister and then found remains under the floorboards of his home. . .

States Troopers took Gardner into custody at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on March 25, 2020 and after it finding evidence that he was attempting to flee the state under his sister’s identity, he was charged with numerous counts related to fraud and identity theft.

Gardner’s true Alaska state ID card was issued in his birth name and identity of Jay Osmond Gardner on March 1, 2019. It is alleged that, on January 22, 2020, a renewal of an Alaska state ID was issued to Gardner after he fraudulently presented himself to be Cher Jammes, in name and appearance.

When confronted by an investigator, he told them to refer to him as ‘Janey’ because he was teased while growing up with the name Cher. (Read more from “Cops Arrest a Wanted Man, 55, Trying to Board a Flight Dressed as His Sister, Then Find Body of a Friend He ‘Murdered’ Five Years Ago Under His Floorboards” HERE)

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