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Cat has been mayor of Alaska town for 15 years
Bizarre News ^ | Wednesday, 18 July 2012 | unknown

Posted on 06/08/2013 1:17:17 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator

There is a town in Alaska that has had a cat as mayor for 15 years. The cat named Stubbs has been the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for nearly all of his life -- no joke. It's been that way for more than a decade in the small tourist town that boasts nearly 900 residents.

The part-manx was named honorary mayor shortly after his birth, and now locals all know the cat as "Mayor Stubbs."

"He was just in the Alaska Magazine, and he's been featured in a few different things," said Lauri Stec, who works at Nagley's General Store in Talkeetna, where Stubbs hangs out most of the time.

As the story goes, 15 years ago several of the town residents didn't like the candidates who were running for mayor of Talkeetna, so as a joke, they encouraged enough people to elect Stubbs the cat as a write-in candidate, and he actually won.

Now, thanks to Stubbs, local tour guides have a little fun with the thousands of tourists who come through the town


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; cats; kittyping; mayor
There are several jokes in there, C'mon.
1 posted on 06/08/2013 1:17:17 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator
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To: VRW Conspirator

2 posted on 06/08/2013 1:18:25 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Kitty ping.


3 posted on 06/08/2013 1:18:31 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Probably does less damage than any human mayor would.


4 posted on 06/08/2013 1:18:36 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: VRW Conspirator; Slings and Arrows

....you’re going to love this!


5 posted on 06/08/2013 1:19:04 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: VRW Conspirator

“Meow’m I Doing?”


6 posted on 06/08/2013 1:19:14 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: Squawk 8888

You beat me by this ________ much. LOL!


7 posted on 06/08/2013 1:19:37 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: VRW Conspirator

The cat was found to do better than any democrat.


8 posted on 06/08/2013 1:19:40 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Maybe he can run for POTUS in 2016. He’s a NBC and over 45 in cat years. I bet he’d snub lavish Hollyweird parties.


9 posted on 06/08/2013 1:23:27 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: bmwcyle

He can prowl and growl like a tough guy, but when it comes to doing business, he is just a pussy.


10 posted on 06/08/2013 1:26:00 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning)
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To: Squawk 8888; momtothree; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ..

11 posted on 06/08/2013 1:32:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: VRW Conspirator
Alaska is ahead of Mexico:Morris the Cat Runs for Mayor of Mexican State Capital Xalapa
12 posted on 06/08/2013 1:33:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: VRW Conspirator; Slings and Arrows; Lady Jag

Hizzoner.

13 posted on 06/08/2013 1:35:44 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: VRW Conspirator

There must be a special claws in the town charter ....


14 posted on 06/08/2013 1:41:51 PM PDT by mikrofon (Election Feliny?)
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To: VRW Conspirator

The Catnip stops here.


15 posted on 06/08/2013 1:44:42 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: martin_fierro

If it isn’t, it should be.


16 posted on 06/08/2013 2:01:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: VRW Conspirator
More.
17 posted on 06/08/2013 2:09:11 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: VRW Conspirator; Slings and Arrows; Lady Jag; mikrofon

That Awkward Moment when the mayor curls up and licks his a$$#0!e.


18 posted on 06/08/2013 2:13:13 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Cat = Mayor
Pussy = President


19 posted on 06/08/2013 2:14:30 PM PDT by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: martin_fierro

You wonder what actually falls under his purrview...

Did he have to take a civet-service exam?

Is this tail even that mewsworthy??


20 posted on 06/08/2013 2:25:16 PM PDT by mikrofon (Mayor for Life X 9)
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To: VRW Conspirator
Stubbs born in the USA, more than we can say about POSTUS.
21 posted on 06/08/2013 2:27:38 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy......Nuff said.)
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To: fish hawk

Some of you may be interested in visiting Talkeetna some day and the best way to do it is by the Alaska Railroad.
The railroad runs out of Anchorage to Talkeetna or Fairbanks through Denali Park on to Talkeetna. You wouldn’t have to rent a car at all, just fly to Anchorage or Fairbanks, take a shuttle to the hotel and shuttle to the railroad. In Denali Park the hotels are set up to shuttle you to the park and the railroad. It is a splendid trip traveling through the outback, along rivers and mountains. I love the railroad trip as it is so peaceful, has a great dining car and dome seats for at a very reasonable price. All of the scheduling can of course be done on the internet.

Denali Park is a wonderful place to see with its majestic mountains and animals, including bear, moose, mountain sheep, and occasional caribou. The bus takes you throughout the park or you can camp at various sites and catch the bus to and from different stages in the park.

Talkeetna is a great frontier town with around 13 historical houses. They have great restaurants which is surprising and the locals sell handmade and Alaskan products. This is one of my favorite trips in Alaska.


22 posted on 06/08/2013 2:28:21 PM PDT by Cowgirl
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To: martin_fierro
That Awkward Moment when the mayor curls up and licks his a$$#0!e.

Awkward because normally elected officials tell us to do it.

23 posted on 06/08/2013 2:28:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: fella

bump


24 posted on 06/08/2013 2:30:42 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning)
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To: Cowgirl

Or, you could go see America and drive all the way.

Catch the Alaska Maritime Ferry in Washington and enjoy the leisurely cruise to Alaska. Catch the Alaska Hiway just north of Haines and see Fairbanks. ( You can drive north on the Dalton Hiway to the Artic circle if you wish) Then come south via Denali and Talketna to Anchorage. The trip back north via Tok to Chicken and the Top of the World, across the Yukon River into Dawson City.

All that country is spectacular.


25 posted on 06/08/2013 2:36:20 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: Cowgirl

Wasn’t there a proposal at one point to make Talkeetna the capital of Alaska, since Juneau is so isolated from most of the state?


26 posted on 06/08/2013 3:16:43 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

Have they checked the Mayor on his Catnip intake?


27 posted on 06/08/2013 3:36:41 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: bert

Sounds fantastic.


28 posted on 06/08/2013 3:39:36 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: VRW Conspirator

The town has no rats!


29 posted on 06/08/2013 4:01:50 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: bert

And driving is so much more fun than taking a train. You get to go there on your own schedule, instead of relying on the train’s timetable. That’s why high-speed rail doesn’t work in America. We all have cars, which are far more convenient.


30 posted on 06/08/2013 4:02:43 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: VRW Conspirator

31 posted on 06/08/2013 4:27:44 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Plan "B" is now Plan "A")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Murkowski was also running for mayor that year.

Thanks VRW Conspirator.


32 posted on 06/08/2013 4:48:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: VRW Conspirator

What is his position on illegal guns?


33 posted on 06/08/2013 5:08:49 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("New Yorks Finest" are now "The Untouchables")
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To: Slings and Arrows

At least he keeps the RATS at bay. :)=^..^=


34 posted on 06/08/2013 6:21:33 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Lol that’s fantastic!


35 posted on 06/08/2013 6:23:03 PM PDT by uncitizen (Brown skin is not a get away with treason free card!)
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To: Oztrich Boy
What is his position on illegal guns?

Sleeping.

36 posted on 06/08/2013 6:56:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Biggirl

And despite being a pet, he doesn’t vote for them.


37 posted on 06/08/2013 6:57:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: martin_fierro
That Awkward Moment when the mayor curls up and licks his a$$#0!e.

Beats the heck out of a President who coils up and tells the entire nation to do it or else.

38 posted on 06/08/2013 8:02:25 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Mike Darancette

lulz


39 posted on 06/08/2013 9:45:43 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Conserev1
If you want to call it catnip okay, not exactly what the area is known for. Also I figure he is a closet Dem/green as that is what the area is also known for, but they're honest old school Dem's not the usual. Funny when I first moved up here 30+ years ago; the place had the rep. for highest # of retired or former CIA. Maybe they know something!
40 posted on 06/09/2013 3:29:35 AM PDT by Redak
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To: Redak

Yah, you used to be able to smell the “Bluegrass Festival” clear down in Wasilla.


41 posted on 06/09/2013 9:48:52 PM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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