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  • Joe Miller: Alaska’s Lt. Gov. is biased (GOP is backing Lisa in ballot count, send Ginsberg to help)

    11/04/2010 6:05:11 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Alaska Dispatch ^ | 11-4-10 | Jill Burke
    Here’s a quick round up of the latest developments regarding Joe Miller’s take on the uncomfortable wait for a decisive winner in the race for Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat. The website is reporting that Miller, in a conference call with bloggers Thursday morning, is imputing the loyalties of the state’s top elections official. It quotes Miller: There are a number of fights that are going to have to be undertaken, in part, due to the fact that the division of elections (is) headed up by the lieutenant governor. The lieutenant governor is effectively the same [as] what you might...
  • Alaskan official: Write-in votes for Joe Miller won’t count

    11/03/2010 12:26:38 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 91 replies
    Hot Air / Politico ^ | 11-3-10 | Staff
    In another boon for Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, write-in ballots cast for Republican candidate Joe Miller won’t count toward his total vote count. Alaska’s Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell, who oversees elections, told the Associated Press that write-in ballots for Miller will be tossed out.
  • Media Conspires To Create False Stories And Discredit Alaska’s Joe Miller (Audio)

    11/01/2010 3:23:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies ^ | November 1,2010 | Steve McGough
    News staff from the CBS affiliate KTVA in Anchorage inadvertently left a message on the cell phone of Joe Miller’s campaign spokesperson yesterday. Nick McDermott, the KTVA assignment editor, had just ended a phone call with Miller’s spokesperson but missed the ‘end call’ button on his iPhone. The conversation between McDermott, and those who are assumed to be other KTVA staff, goes on for about one minutes and 15 seconds. The audio and transcript are below. They seem to conspire to create stories that will harm the election efforts of Miller including looking for registered sex offenders and child molesters...
  • Republicans Deny Giving Up Hope on Miller (if Miller loses its on the NRSC and RINO senators)

    10/31/2010 4:07:40 PM PDT · by teg_76 · 30 replies
    Republicans stood by Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller Sunday, denying a claim that the party had given up hope that he can beat write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski, as polls show the GOP nominee slipping. Murkowski, the incumbent senator, launched a write-in campaign after losing to Miller in the Republican primary. Such campaigns are rarely successful in part because the names of write-in candidates do not show up on the ballot -- the state Supreme Court ruled Friday, though, that the write-in list could be provided in limited cases on Election Day.
  • CBS News Alaska Caught Conspiring to Destroy Joe Miller with Gross and Debased Slander

    10/31/2010 2:45:21 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 31 Oct 2010 | Pam Geller
    This is shocking, but it won't make frontpage news anywhere because big media is the problem. For those diehards and numbskulls who still take the mainstream media at their word, shame on you. If this is not the final nail in the coffin, I don't know what would be. What is so unnerving about the following exchange is the casual, matter-of-fact tone of this obvious debased standard operating procedure. Look, we know the media, CBS, NBC, ABC, and the pathetic cable news channels are in the tank for the leftists, Democrats, socialists, etc. This is not new and goes way...
  • KTVA Responds to Miller Campaign Allegation

    10/31/2010 12:39:35 PM PDT · by devane617 · 131 replies ^ | 10/31/2010 | General Manager
    Released October 31, 2010: 9:17 a.m. (Alaska Standard Time) A press release issued Saturday October 30, 2010, by the Joe Miller campaign claims that KTVA personnel, "openly discuss creating, if not fabricating, two stories about Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller." KTVA General Manager Jerry Bever says, "It's unfortunate that this recording has happened. It's unfortunate because it does not accurately reflect the journalistic standards of our newsroom and the garbled context will no doubt leave more questions than answers. The Miller campaign's analysis of the recording is incorrect in many material ways ranging from personnel involved in the...
  • NRSC Statement On The Alaska Senate Race (Regarding ABC News/Politico Report)

    10/31/2010 11:52:31 AM PDT · by Qbert · 23 replies
    NRSC ^ | 10/31/2010 | NRSC
    Regarding today’s inaccurate report from ABC News suggesting that Republican leaders are no longer supporting Joe Miller in Alaska NRSC Executive Director Rob Jesmer said: “While I’m sure ABC News enjoyed leading Politico’s Playbook this morning, it might have been more useful if they had actually taken a moment to contact the NRSC before running this inaccurate story. Joe Miller not only has the full support of the NRSC, but he’s actually featured prominently in our TV ad which is running still today statewide in Alaska.” In addition, NRSC Chairman John Cornyn was asked about this story on ABC’s This...
  • Is Operation Alaska Chaos working? Update: 56 Senate write-in applications so far (chaos for Lisa!)

    10/28/2010 7:25:42 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 163 replies · 2+ views
    conservatives4palin ^ | Thursday, October 28, 2010
    Apparently so, via Kyle Hopkins at the Anchorage Daily News: I'm sitting at the Division of Elections office here in Midtown, where more than a dozen people have filed this afternoon to run as write-in candidates for U.S. Senate. KFQD 750 AM radio host Dan Fagan, a backer of Republican nominee Joe Miller, has been urging voters to sign up in an act of "civil disobedience" -- defying what he calls the courts' illegal decision to allow a list of write-in candidates at polling places. The ruling is expected to aid Sen. Lisa Murkowski's write-in bid. The idea of the...
  • Joe Miller in third? Not so fast. (Latest 'Mudflats' poll showing Miller in last place debunked)

    10/28/2010 1:00:01 PM PDT · by Qbert · 25 replies
    Redstate ^ | 10/28/2010 | Neil Stevens
    Continuing Politico’s apparent strategy of linking to obscure polls that say bad things about Republicans for shock and traffic value in this wave year, the site now reports Joe Miller to be in last place. For several reasons, one has to discount this poll’s predictiveness of the coming election. First off, according to Politico, the poll was commissioned by a Democrat-friendly site The Mudflats (which is apparently inaccessible at present due to attention drawn by Politico). Without seeing the details of question order, rotation, and other details so often not reported in the poll-ignorant press, we can’t even guess what...
  • Joe Miller Document Release is a Non-Scandal of Epic Proportions

    10/27/2010 10:02:37 AM PDT · by Qbert · 19 replies
    Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | 10/27/2010 | Stacy Drake
    You have to hand it to Alaska politics. Nowhere else in the world can make such an issue out of online opinion polls or jackets... After being an outside observer of this stuff for well over two years, I think I have a pretty good grasp on how this works. Conservative opposition (be they sponsored by the DNC or by VECO) use a willing media to hype up some supposed big scandal involving use of the court system to build said hype around, then release of targeted documents in order to build the perception of impropriety. Such was the case...
  • OMG: Did You See What Joe Miller Was Disciplined For?

    10/25/2010 3:48:54 PM PDT · by Qbert · 50 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 10/25/2010 | Ace
    Is this it? Rostad said he received the phone call from Miller's father after Kodiak Republicans asked him to find out what happened at the Fairbanks borough. Rostad forwarded the results of the conversation to a number of Republicans in an e-mail sent Thursday night. Rostad wrote in the e-mail that Rex Miller told him there was a poll being conducted as part of the effort to oust Ruedrich as state Republican Party chairman. Here's how Rex Miller described what happened, according to Rostad's e-mail: "One noon hour, on his own time at the borough, Joe participated in an online...
  • Murkowski Judicial Appointee Orders Private Documents on Joe Miller to Be Released

    10/24/2010 10:11:16 AM PDT · by Qbert · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/23/2010 | Jim Hoft
    These people are shameless… An Alaskan judge who was appointed by Senator Lisa Murkowski’s father ruled today that personal information from conservative Joe Miller’s past must be released to the public. The Anchorage Daily News reported: A judge ruled today that the Fairbanks North Star Borough must release personnel records of Senate candidate Joe Miller. In an unusual Saturday hearing, retired Superior Court Judge Winston Burbank ruled that the public’s right to know about candidates outweighed Miller’s right to privacy. “I hold that although Mr. Miller has a legitimate expectation of privacy in those documents, Mr. Miller’s right to privacy...
  • Judge orders Miller documents released (Murkowski Judicial Appointee)

    10/23/2010 6:17:52 PM PDT · by library user · 234 replies
    ADN ^ | 10/23/2010 | by Kyle Hopkins
    ~ EXCERPT ~ FAIRBANKS -- A judge ruled today that the Fairbanks North Star Borough must release personnel records of Senate candidate Joe Miller. In an unusual Saturday hearing, retired Superior Court Judge Winston Burbank ruled that the public's right to know about candidates outweighed Miller's right to privacy. Burbank ordered no release until at least Tuesday, however, to allow Miller to appeal the decision to the Alaska Supreme Court. Some of the documents will be redacted, he said. The case was brought by a group of Alaska news media organizations, who have been trying since summer to see borough...
  • Doc Drop: Joe Miller Campaign Files FEC Complaint Against AST

    10/20/2010 6:43:53 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 1 replies
    Riehl World View ^ | 20 Oct 2010 | "Dan"
    Been swamped. which I'll get to in a next post. In the meantime, here's the story written by an Alaskan pub, they make the lamestream, look like the deaf, dumb and blind, as well as, lame media imo. AST stands for Alaskans Standing Together - not quite, frankly. The money fight in the U.S. Senate race took another turn Wednesday, with Republican Joe Miller filing a complaint with the Federal Election Commission over an independent political action committee that's backing Sen. Lisa Murkowski's write-in bid. In his complaint, Miller argues that several of the Native regional corporations that have donated...
  • No Charges to be Filed Against (Joe) Miller Security, Journalist

    10/20/2010 10:09:44 AM PDT · by Qbert · 3 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/20/2010 | Katrina Trinko
    Anchorage municipal prosecutor Albert Patterson has decided not to file charges against Alaska Dispatch editor Tony Hopfinger or the security guards hired by the Miller campaign. “After careful review by the Municipal Prosecutor’s office of witness statements, police reports, and other materials relating to this incident, it has been determined that no criminal charges will be filed against any party,” said Patterson in a statement. Hopfinger had been handcuffed to a chair by security guards on Saturday afternoon, following a town hall meeting held by Republican senate candidate Joe Miller. Hopfinger had tried to question Miller, and had also shoved...
  • Joe Miller's Security Reportedly Detained Blogger Who Physically Assaulted Another Individual

    10/18/2010 8:50:43 AM PDT · by Qbert · 10 replies
    Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | 10/18/2010 | Ian Lazaran
    The Miller campaign has released the following statement in response to these stories from the Anchorage Daily News and the Alaska Dispatch: While I've gotten used to the blog Alaska Dispatch's assault on me and my family, I never thought that it would lead to a physical assault. It's too bad that this blogger would take advantage of a "Town Hall" meeting to create a publicity stunt just two weeks before the election." The Miller campaign was required by the facility to provide security at the event. Even though Joe had spent more than 40 minutes answering questions from those...
  • The AK-47: Questions About the Most Important Weapon Ever (Some revisionist history)

    10/13/2010 10:47:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 12, 2010 | Erin McCarthy
    In his new book, The Gun: The AK-47 and the Evolution of War, out Oct. 12, New York Times reporter C.J. Chivers traces the origins of modern assault rifles—particularly Avtomat Kalashnikov 47, or the AK-47—and analyzes how they've changed warfare. Popular Mechanics spoke to the author about how and why the AK-47 was developed and why it has had even more of an impact than nuclear weapons.
  • TV AD: Arrogant Lisa Murkowski, You Lost The Primary Election! Concede!

    10/05/2010 1:37:44 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies ^ | October 5,2010 | annem040359
    PLEASE Lisa Murkowski, CONCEDE, for the good of the state of Alaska and its citizens! USA Senator Lisa Murkowski, (R/AK), how many times do both people and political parties in your home state have to say, even to the point of SCREAMING, the word “NO”? Could it be because the people in Alaska chose a better candidate in that of Joe Miller? Or is it because you LOVE both POWER and the PERKS of Washington D.C. life? Well Sen. Murkowski, and BTW, this applies to all the politicos who have in D.C. LONG ENOUGH, be they Democrats or RINOS, such...
  • Alaska's Murkowski failed bar exam 4 times

    10/01/2010 10:40:08 PM PDT · by Qbert · 118 replies · 1+ views
    Kansas ^ | 10/1/2010 | Erika Bolstad
    It took Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, five attempts to pass the Alaska Bar Exam, a piece of her biography that has gone unreported until now, when she faces a long-shot write-in bid for another term in her Senate seat. Murkowski, who graduated in 1985 from Willamette University's College of Law in Oregon, wasn't admitted to the Alaska Bar until November 1987. She flunked the exam in July 1985, February 1986, July 1986 and again in February 1987. She passed on her fifth try in July 1987. Murkowski said that although her failures on the exam aren't something she talks about...
  • RedState's Erick Erickson Promises Retribution on Lobbyists Who Back Lisa Murkowski

    09/18/2010 7:27:54 PM PDT · by Qbert · 32 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 9/18/2010 | Matt Lewis
    More than 200 conservative bloggers who convened in Austin, Texas for the second annual 'Red State Gathering' on Saturday may have come close to eavesdropping on a conference with lobbyists that was supposed to be held by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). On Friday night, Murkowski (recently defeated in the GOP primary by Joe Miller) announced she would launch a write-in campaign. The purpose of the conference call was for the incumbent senator to get lobbyists on board with her risky campaign. Organizers of the RedState Gathering were hoping to broadcast Murkowski's comments to lobbyists over loudspeakers inside the Sheraton Austin...
  • Senators won’t back defeated Murkowski in write-in campaign

    09/14/2010 9:03:54 PM PDT · by Qbert · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/14/2010 | J. Taylor Rushing
    If Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski attempts a write-in bid to keep her seat in the November election — and she will decide by Friday — her Senate GOP colleagues will not support it. Several Republican senators told The Hill this week they are backing primary winner Joe Miller, an attorney who shocked the political establishment with his Aug. 24 victory over Murkowski, 51 percent to 49.  “I’m a big fan of Lisa’s, but I usually go with the primary winner,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama.  “I don’t think it’s a good idea for her,” said Sen. James Inhofe of...
  • Joe Miller's view from Denali (AK)

    09/14/2010 5:08:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 13 September, 2010 | Ted Clayton
    Did this talk about taking back Denali National Park seem weird and off-the-cliff to you? It shouldn't have because we were forewarned. Instead of 'What the...?!', our reaction should have been 'Ah-ha'. Why on earth did Joe Miller pick on Denali right away? Couldn't he be content with more modest targets, then quietly work up to ... the crown jewel of the Alaska National Parks which everybody in the entire nation instantly recognizes? We were forewarned, because we now have "Guns In Parks." The key part of the new rules is that the regulation of guns in the national parks...
  • Pharmacist Says He Shot Suspect In Self-Defense(AR)

    The day after shooting a man who robbed his store at gunpoint, owner and pharmacist Jeff Fenwick talks only with 5NEWS about why he felt he had no choice but to pull the trigger. Fenwick called what happened yesterday morning life-changing. He walked 5NEWS through the surveillance video step by step, explaining what was happening along the way. Fenwick says he feared not only for his life but for the employees he cares about. "He told us he was just here to check the store out and this is him here pulling the gun out of his pocket," Fenwick said...
  • JOE Miller Statement On GOP Nomination

    08/31/2010 9:38:51 PM PDT · by onyx · 99 replies
    Fairbanks, Alaska. August 31, 2010 Earlier this evening, I received a call from Senator Murkowski honorably conceding the race. I want to thank her for a hard fought contest. Tomorrow, the general election begins. But tonight I'd like to reflect back on the amazing feat we accomplished together. We started from a handful of people knowing who we were and what we stood for to now being the Republican Party nominee. I want to thank the many people that made it all possible. First the people of the Great State of Alaska. As I traveled throughout the state, I met...
  • Joe Miller: RINO Killer (Can Joe Bag The Big One?)

    08/31/2010 9:21:20 PM PDT · by This Just In · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8.30.10 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Political Hay Joe Miller, RINO Killer By Robert Stacy McCain on 8.30.10 Joe Miller's ascent to political stardom has been astonishingly sudden. When I first interviewed Miller in early July, he was "Joe Who?" After last Tuesday's stunning upset -- defeating Sen. Lisa Murkowski by 1,668 votes in the Alaska Republican primary -- he has become a hero to grassroots conservatives nationwide. That Miller has beaten Murkowski is something the incumbent has not acknowledged. After coming up short on Tuesday night, the senator said she would not concede until the absentee ballots had been counted and then held a Wednesday...
  • Murkowski concedes Alaska GOP Senate primary

    08/31/2010 7:32:16 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 153 replies
    CNN ^ | 8-31-10
    <p>Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski will concede tonight in the Alaska GOP senatorial primary which remained unresolved after last Tuesday's voting, ....</p>
  • Murkowski Presser in 15 Minutes. (?) NEED MORE INFO

    08/31/2010 7:05:00 PM PDT · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 36 replies
    Ace Of Spades HQ ^ | 08/31/2010 | ACE
    Murkowski Presser in 15 Minutes. I hear the "C" word. No, the other one. No, the other one. Concession. Buzz buzz: Claim that staffer says she's calling her family as a prelude to concession. Understand that this stuff isn't really super-vetted but it's all I'm hearing and besides I heard something like this three hours ago but wasn't allowed to say anything. That's all he's got.
  • Police identify man killed during Spenard robbery(AK)

    08/31/2010 6:27:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 29 August, 2010 | Christine Kim
    Anchorage police have identified the man shot during a late-night weekend robbery attempt in Spenard. Robert Kost of Anchorage, 23, was killed just past midnight Sunday at the 800 block of West 23rd Avenue. Another suspect was injured during the incident, and police say an investigation is in its early phases. Police say there were multiple shell casings found on the floor. “They demanded something they demanded money and valuables and other items of this nature,” said APD Sgt. Slawomir Markiewicz. “We know that several people came in. One was shot and killed. We are still looking for other people...
  • Murkowski Is ‘Insanely Un-Libertarian’ (‘99% . . No Way’ Murkowski Will Get LP Nom., Official Says)

    08/27/2010 7:56:28 PM PDT · by Qbert · 39 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | 8/27/2010 | Robert Stacy McCain
    The deal that Palin-hater Andrew Halcro is trying to broker to secure Lisa the Loser’s Senate nomination on the Alaska Libertarian Party ticket strikes many people as odd, simply because Murkowski is the kind of GOP Establishment type that LP activists loathe in their souls. And at least one top national LP official isn’t afraid to say so: Wes Benedict, executive director of the Libertarian National Committee, told The Daily Caller that Murkowski hardly fits the Libertarian Party mould. “As far as I’m concerned if Murkowski is for bringing our troops home and for ending the war on drugs and if...
  • Miller's lead slims; Murkowski awaits absentees

    08/26/2010 5:09:45 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 60 replies · 2+ views
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 26, 2010 | Sean Cockerham
    Joe Miller's lead over U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski slightly narrowed to 1,668 votes with all the election precincts counted Wednesday. A stunned Murkowski said she is not giving up hope until absentee ballots are counted starting next week. "It ain't over yet, folks," Murkowski said at her campaign headquarters in Anchorage. "There are thousands of absentees that are yet to come in." Miller was leading with 47,027 votes to 45,359 for Murkowski after the final precinct results came in late Wednesday afternoon. More than 16,000 absentees were requested from the Division of Elections and about 7,600 of them have come...
  • Miller Maintains Lead; Waiting on Absentee Ballots (AK Murkowski)

    08/25/2010 11:50:52 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 19 replies
    Alaska Public Radio Network ^ | 8-25-10 | Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage
    Posted 14 mins. ago ### As of this morning, with nearly 98 percent of the statewide precincts reporting, Joe Miller’s lead over incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski in the Republican primary has shrunk a bit, but the challenger still has a just under 2,000 vote lead. Late last night, Miller credited his volunteers. Murkowski’s campaign manager, Steve Wackowski, said the the results so far are not altogether a surprise.
  • How Lisa Murkowski (might have) lost

    08/25/2010 9:50:48 AM PDT · by tgdunbar · 123 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 25 August 2010 | Chris Cillizza
    . . . She was urged by senior leadership at the National Republican Senatorial Committee to go negative on Miller in a meeting two months ago but rejected that advice, insisting that attack ads were not how politics were conducted in Alaska, according to a source familiar with the gathering. By refusing to define Miller early on in the race, Murkowski gave away her biggest advantage: money. (On Aug. 4, Murkowski reported $1.86 million in her campaign warchest; Miller had just $84,000 in the bank at that time.) As the votes were being counted, Miller gave full credit for his...
  • Sen. Murkowski Trails Tea Party-Backed Candidate (7,600 Absentee Ballots yet to be counted)

    08/25/2010 9:37:59 AM PDT · by no dems · 41 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 25, 2010 | Fox News Staff
    A decorated Gulf War veteran was holding a narrow lead over Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Alaska Republican Senate primary, as ballots continued to be counted Wednesday in what could shape up to be a stunning political upset. Polls taken before primary day had shown Murkowski, a two-term senator from an Alaska political dynasty, leading handily against the first-time candidate. But challenger Joe Miller insisted all along that the state's polling was unreliable -- as of Wednesday morning, Miller held a 2,000-vote lead. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, he had 51 percent and Murkowski had 49 percent. The number...
  • Cox, militia aid Alaska State Troopers in incident between neighbors

    08/24/2010 9:16:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Fairbanks News Miner ^ | 20 August, 2010 | Chris Freiberg
    FAIRBANKS — Alaska Peacemakers Militia leader Schaeffer Cox helped resolve a tense situation Wednesday night between Alaska State Troopers and a man accused of threatening his neighbor with a BB gun. Troopers were called to 10 Mile Chena Hot Springs Road just after 6:45 p.m. after Darrel Harpham reported being threatened by his 62-year-old neighbor, Bradley Keith Baker. Harpham heard an alarm going off at Baker’s home, and concerned about Baker’s recent health problems, climbed Baker’s gate to check on him, according to a criminal complaint filed in court. When Harpham met Baker, Baker confronted Harpham with what he described...
  • List of States with Primaries Today (vanity)

    08/24/2010 6:07:19 AM PDT · by November 2010 · 1 replies
    November 2010 | August 24, 2010 | November 2010
    Tuesday 24 August 2010 Alaska - Primary Arizona - Primary Florida - Primary Oklahoma - Runoff (US House CD 2-R, CD 5-R, Ins Comm-R) Vermont - Primary
  • Do you know which state's governor did these things?

    08/21/2010 11:37:03 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 335 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/21/2010 | Mark Tapscott
    Here's an interesting little quiz about the accomplishments of one of America's best known contemporary governors. See if you know the identity of this individual from the following facts: * This governor challenged a corrupt incumbent of the same political party and won a come-from-behind victory nobody saw coming. * This governor then challenged the now-former governor's cronies, who were informally organized in a group known as the CBC, or "Corrupt Bastards Club." Several of the latter now reside at public expense at isolated locations where they can't do any more harm. * This governor forced the Big Oil companies...
  • Armed 'wild frontier' not such a bad place

    08/17/2010 4:53:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 2+ views ^ | 16 August, 2010 | Denny Rogers
    Friends say Pantagraph commenters always claim it’ll be a wild frontier if non-criminal Illinoisans carry legal self-defense firearms. Nonsense. I’ve been to self-reliant, truly wild America, without law enforcement or crime because inhabitants carry guns. Affiliations, status, education, wealth or lack of it are meaningless. You’re judged by the look in your eye. I recall in a primitive saloon in wilderness Alaska just south of Yukon River, fishermen, loggers, gold-panners, hunters and trappers discussed guns with me. Rugged alpha men, they exuded manners, politeness, kindness and self-confidence. Outside were stray dogs they all cared for. An old male “neighborhood grizzly”...
  • No charges filed in Denali National Park grizzly shooting (AK)

    08/01/2010 8:35:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 60 replies · 3+ views
    Bear Attack Examiner ^ | 30 July, 2008 | Ben Smith
    In a case that could establish a precedent for gun rights advocates, no charges have been filed against a hiker who shot a grizzly in self-defense in Denali National Park on May 28, 2010. The man and his girlfriend--their names were not released--were hiking in brushy country near Tattler Creek when he heard noise to his right. He drew his .45 caliber semi-auto handgun. A grizzly came out of the brush 25 feet away and charged. The man fired seven to nine rounds. The shooting occurred three months after Congress passed a controversial law allowing people to carry loaded guns...
  • Fairbanks bar owner nabs burglary suspect(AK)

    07/21/2010 6:11:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    FAIRBANKS -- A Fairbanks bar owner helped nab a suspected burglar on a night last week in what he called a "textbook sting" right out of a TV show or movie. On Wednesday morning, John Jackovich, who has owned the Big I bar for the past four years, discovered someone had pried the plywood covering off a hole on the south side of the bar. The hole, which leads to the basement, was the result of previous construction at the bar. But rather than call police and report the break-in, Jackovich decided he was going to find out who was...
  • No new details in Denali bear shooting(AK)

    06/05/2010 2:36:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies · 720+ views ^ | 4 June, 2010 | Tim Mowry
    FAIRBANKS — Officials at Denali National Park and Preserve have released no new details or information regarding the fatal shooting of a grizzly bear by a hiker on Friday in the 6-million-acre park south of Fairbanks. Park officials on Tuesday still had not released the name of the hiker who shot the bear, and rangers are investigating the shooting to determine if it was justified, according to park spokeswoman Kris Fister. She did not say if the park service was contemplating criminal charges against the shooter. A new law passed by Congress in February made it legal to carry firearms...
  • Does Congress Remember Oath Includes "Support & Defend the Constitution"?(AK)

    06/05/2010 6:10:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies · 463+ views ^ | 5 June, 2010 | Brenda Krueger Huffman
    ----------------------cut------------------- Prior to becoming an attorney and a judge, Joe Miller served as an officer in the US Army. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his leadership in combat during the First Gulf War. He received his commission from West Point, where he graduated with honors. He is also a graduate of Yale Law School and holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Alaska. An Interview with Joe Miller, Challenger for US Senate Seat for Alaska: BKH: What made you decide to run for the US Senate especially against a powerful incumbent? JM: I'm a concerned...
  • Bear helping himself to chickens gets shot in coop(AK)

    05/30/2010 8:50:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies · 1,156+ views ^ | 29 May, 2010 | JAMES HALPIN
    <p>Jeff Johnson knew a bear was in the area. He had just looked outside to see the black bear scratching around near the chicken coop at his Eagle River home high on Glacier View Drive about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.</p> <p>But as Johnson approached the coop, garden hoe in hand, he began to think it might have gone. He saw the mesh surrounding the chicken yard was trampled, but the only thing he could hear were the six egg-laying chickens squawking inside the plywood coop.</p>
  • 8th state says guns beyond feds' control(AK)

    05/28/2010 9:48:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies · 843+ views
    WND ^ | 28 May, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    Alaska has become the eighth state to declare that firearms made, sold and owned in the state are beyond the reach of the federal bureaucrats along the Potomac, with Gov. Sean Parnell's signature on the plan today. "The Alaska Firearms Freedom Act frees Alaskans from overly bureaucratic and restrictive federal firearm regulation, and allows our state to assume the responsibility for regulation," said Rep. Mike Kelly, the lead sponsor on the plan endorsed by lawmakers in the recently closed session of the Alaska Legislature. "The Interstate Commerce Clause is used by the federal government to regulate firearms that cross state...
  • First picture of new AK-200 assault rifle

    05/27/2010 1:35:07 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 34 replies · 3,329+ views
  • Russia to test new model of Kalashnikov assault rifle in 2011

    05/25/2010 3:40:16 PM PDT · by Flavius · 30 replies · 1,576+ views ^ | 5/25/10 | RIA Novosti
    State tests of the new model of Kalashnikov automatic rifles will be held in Russia next year, Izhmash Director General Vladimir Grodetsky said on Tuesday. The new model of the legendary assault rifle, the AK-200, is based on the AK-74M and differs in weight (3.8 kilograms/8.4 lbs vs. 3.3 kilograms/7.3 lbs) and the magazine capacity (30, 50, 60 rounds vs. 30).
  • Protestors vie to carry concealed on campus(AK)

    05/09/2010 7:29:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 279+ views ^ | 7 May, 2010 | Sean Manget
    Nearly two dozen gun rights activists descended on the University of Anchorage Alaska campus April 28, and not all of them left their guns at home. Despite campus regulations banning the presence of guns, concealed or otherwise, on university grounds except under specific circumstances, four of the advocates wore their pistols as others held signs advocating for their second amendment rights. "The thing about a right is, you don't have to ask permission to exercise it," said advocate Rob Clift, who brought his pistol to the demonstration. Students can leave their guns in a locked car or, if they live...
  • Video shows dog leading troopers to fire

    04/23/2010 1:22:45 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 72 replies · 2,652+ views
    bakersfieldnow ^ | Apr 23, 2010
    <p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A dashcam video from the Alaska State Troopers shows a dog leading them through winding back roads to a blazing fire at his owners' property. The video on the troopers' website shows the German shepherd running to meet the trooper's vehicle, then racing to the house on Caswell Lakes on April 4.</p>
  • Alaska Firearms Freedom Act Update & 2nd Amendment March Info

    04/13/2010 5:05:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies · 333+ views ^ | 13 April, 2010 | Anchorage Second Amendment Task Force
    Anchorage, AK --( The “Alaska Firearms Freedom Act” HB 186 is still sitting in the finance committee. We are on the edge of getting it passed if Senator Stedman will schedule it for hearing. Two more states have passed this important legislation while our finance committee has been sitting on it. I spoke with Sen Stedman’s office this morning and got no committment for hearing it. Please let him know how important you feel the Alaska Firearms Freedom Act is to you. Now is the time to bombard each of these Committee Members with e-mails and telephone calls showing our...
  • Only law-abiding citizens should be allowed to carry guns(AK)

    03/31/2010 5:25:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies · 762+ views ^ | 30 March, 2010 | Giovanni Tallino
    Dear editor, House Bill 408, a bill now moving through the Alaska Legislature, should be strongly opposed by all Alaskans, regardless of party affiliation. The intent of this bill is that of restoring the gun rights of non-violent felons who have paid their dues to society. If this bill passes, these ex-felons will be allowed to purchase and carry firearms and even to obtain concealed carry permits. Those who know me, or have read my numerous letters to the editor, or have seen or heard me testify in favor of the right to keep and bear arms at Borough Assembly...
  • Rewritten deadly force bill clears first committee(AK)

    03/30/2010 4:32:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 501+ views ^ | 28 March, 2010 | AP
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A rewritten bill expanding the right to use deadly force in self-defense cleared its first committee Monday. That's over the objection of the Department of Law, which maintains it will encourage unnecessary violence. Current law authorizes use deadly force in self-defense to stop a few specific crimes, including robbery, sexual assault, kidnapping and murder. But if someone can safely withdraw, he's obligated to do so. That duty to retreat doesn't apply at home or the workplace. Rep. Mark Neuman, a Republican from Big Lake, is the sponsor. His bill essentially eliminates the duty to retreat. The...