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Friday, June 21, 2013

Last Day of Summer

As all REAL Alaskans know, today - June 21, Summer Solstice, is the last day of summer.
Days will slowly shorten and every time we see a darker cloud in the sky (even on July 4th) we think of snow.
Oh wait, its the clouds of mosquitoes that make us think of snow...
It really sucks being a natural born pessimist.

Charlie Huggins: Stand Your Ground allows Preemptive Killing

Written 6/21/2013!

Alaska's Governor who, unlike his predecessor DOES live in Juneau signed a love letter to the National Rifle Association yesterday as penned by yet another of a long line of losers from the Mat-Su Valley.
The oil industry shill who DOES live in Juneau had this to say as he signed the latest "Stand Your Ground" law that allows law abiding - and not-so-law-abiding Alaskans carrying permit-less concealed weapons to fire at will with little fear of prosecution:
"I was asked a couple of questions earlier just before signing the bill about concerns raised about why, with all the people running around with guns doing bad things, why this legislation was important,” Parnell said. “And, frankly, I thought, that’s exactly why this legislation was important.”
“And we’re talking about a law-abiding citizen’s right to stand his or her ground.”
But the big winner is clearly Alaska Senate President and Oil Industry Shill, nay, Oil Industry Pocket Rocket (don't Conoco's fingers feel good, Charlie?) Charlie Huggins when he couldn't have been more clear about the Legislative Intent of allowing preemptive killings under the color of "Stand Your Ground"  -
Asked about the new law vis a vis the Treyvon Martin killing in Florida and the Alaska Department of Law concerns stated during legislative hearings, Huggins stood his own ground-
“Trayvon Martin was not a clean cut young man. He had a history. So I’m not so sure that there wasn’t some mischief that he had proved himself capable of and may have been gettin’ ready to take place. But I wasn’t there. But what happened with Trayvon Martin has no bearing, in my estimation, on what we’re doing in Alaska,” Huggins told reporters.

Hey - I report, You decide!