So my parents wouldn’t be Americans

My grandparents came to this country undocumented. All my grandparents. Both sides. No exceptions. Came here illiterate and mostly unskilled. Brought with them nothing more than a desire to make a better life for themselves and the determination to work as hard an necessary to do that.

All their children were born in America before they became citizens. So, under the current POS sullying the White House, my parents would not have been American citizens even though they were born here. And that would mean that I wasn’t an American.

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Don’t trust Valic. They will screw you.

So here’s a word of warning to anyone who has been as stupid as me and used Valic to invest their money. I have tried now for two months to get my money out from them to invest elsewhere. They have stonewalled me and my new investment banker at every turn. Thanks to their incompetence and stonewalling, I’ve lost almost $3000 from the day I requested my money to today. That may not sound like much to some people, but to us little folks still waiting for something other than pee to trickle down, it’s a lot.

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We may not be able to vote this hateful, nationalist racist out of office until 2020 but we can vote in a Congress that will rein in his hideous excesses. Give this country the security of a Democratic House and Senate. Or bend over and kiss it goodbye. Because he is destroying us as surely as a hurricane destroys barrier islands. Continue reading →


There are no words left to say

My heart breaks for the victims. My heart is horrified that some of them first faced Hitler and then had to die in a world of Trump’s creation. My heart cries for the country I once thought we were and now doubt ever actually existed.

There are no words. Just one. VOTE!

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It’s a tale as old as time

I have worked with mentally ill populations in one way or another since the late 1960s. This may be why I am a tad skeptical about all the blathering and bleating about the care Alaska provides to this population and all the politicians swearing they’ll do something about it. Because, quite frankly, very little has changed in the over forty years I’ve worked in any field even tangentially involved with the mentally ill.

It would seem as though in 2018 it should not have to be said but I’ll say it anyway. In Alaska, the mentally ill are treated as Continue reading →


Robert Di Nero – really?

So now we pick on actors. That’s what America has come to. The man who went from The Godfather to Meet the Fockers gets a bomb mailed to him. How lame is that?

Look, haters. This is America in 2018. You need to get some better brains in on your schemes because they are juvenile and suck. Who sends a bomb to former presidents without realizing that all their mail is first checked at a site away from the residences? Are these bombers truly too stupid to understand that or too illiterate to read about their security? Or are they Continue reading →


Other people and other things Trump found in the caravan

POS seems to be solving all kinds of mysteries with his secret intel on just who is in the caravan heading to America’s southern border. Here are just a few of the people and things he’s found there…

Amelia Earhart – yep, that mystery is finally solved. She may be old but she’s still feisty.

The Bermuda Triangle – turns out it’s just a group of college students holding up a wavy blue towel to look like the ocean without the ship that was there a minute ago.

Carmen Miranda – well, this was pretty much a given, right?

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It’s Owloween

Join the Anchorage Public Library, Bird TLC and our Parliament of Live Owls as we celebrate the spirit of Halloween Oct. 27 from 2 to 4 at the Loussac Library. There will be free education programs, live owl presentations, crafts and a kids’ costume contest.

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Will the wars never end

I recently read that we are now enlisting young men and women to fight in the Middle East who were born within a year or two of 9/11. They are the post 9/11 generation. This is an election year. We have troops in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. Our dearest “friend” in the Mideast is Saudi Arabia – the same country the majority of the 9/11 terrorists came from. Am I the only one who finds it odd that it is NOT a topic of discussion that we have been at war in the Mideast for over 17 years with no Continue reading →