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Alaska Stalker - the best and worst of this week’s political social media and gossip

  • Author: Allison Hovanec
    | Opinion
  • Updated: 3 days ago
  • Published 3 days ago

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Alaska Stalker, a lighthearted round up of the best and worst of Alaska’s social media landscape.

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Halloween is over and Rep. Laddie Shaw’s sliding into November like…

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This is going to take a bit of getting used to. Warm AK Stalker congratulations to newly confirmed Senator Josh Revak.

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The social media site Nextdoor is commonly referred to as a cesspool of overreaction. Take this next post with a grain of salt. Still tho… Who is No. 4? One tipster speculated, “It’s gotta be the wife!”

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I agree with KTUU’s Sean Maguire. It would be much easier to figure out which senator has “dark brown-reddish hair” if all the photos were uniform.

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Update: It was indeed a Senator’s wife driving the vehicle. “SS#4 the wife” sets the record straight in the Alaska Landmine comments. Sounds terrifying.

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Ouch.

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Tsk tsk tsk, Sen. Scott Kawasaki. According to the State of Alaska Fish & Game Wildlife Viewing Ethics, it’s our responsibility to let animals eat their natural foods. Sharing your sandwich may get animals hooked on handouts; it may even harm their digestive systems or Rep. Neal Foster.

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Sen. Peter Micciche may be traveling on the East Coast, but his beloved massive chainsaw is never far from his mind.

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Sen. David Wilson went full MAGA at the Trump International Hotel in D.C.

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As we move into election season, this play on “the five love languages,” posted by Rep. Ivy Spohnholz is hilarious and spot on. For the record, the Stalker’s love language is receiving gifts. As in, “I got you a hot tip and a screen cap to go with it.” I’m not sure I even want to know what John Henry’s love language is...

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Rep. DeLena Johnson came upon an “unexploded ordinance” on a walk in Palmer. DeLena has every reason to be worried. An unexploded ordnance is just another term for a story the Alaska Landmine hasn’t covered yet. 💣💣💣

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I didn’t know “Q” was still a thing. Thanks for the reminder, Rep. Sullivan-Leonard. Stay the course! 😬

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As I’m a very tired mom of two kids under three who have both been waking up before 6:00 a.m. all week, Rep. Harriet Drummond is my hero. It’s time to end Daylight Saving Time!

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Shout out to whoever signed the Stalker up for the Alaska Watchman e-newsletter. At first I was skeptical. And then I read this week’s email. That first sentence tho… Who’s going to tell them? 🙈🙊🙉

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While a lesser man may have broken the rules, all reports indicate former Rep. Les Gara obeyed the sign and went for a different hike where there was also no avalanche danger.

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I’m going to have to take a closer look at Anchorage Assemblymember Forrest Dunbar’s mayoral campaign. Seems like it may be a bit authoritarian.

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Also overdue? Regular Facebook updates. 🤦‍♀️

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Folks are still writing their Assemblymembers about Anchorage’s plastic bag ban. Perhaps Assemblymember Constant should send Mr. “Bagin Less” and Mr. Waters one of his new Constant for Assembly reusable bags I’ve been hearing about.

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While the reusable bag is sure to be the political campaign swag of the year, candidates may also want to consider bringing back the ceramic vase. Check out this Congressman Don Young planter circa 2004.

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Dad joke of the week: Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer to Rep. Laddie Shaw: “There’s the seal. Gotta keep my eye on the seal!”

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Spotted at the Anchorage Assembly meeting: Assemblymember John Weddleton handing out leftover Halloween candy.

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Spotted at Steam Dot Midtown:

Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Administration and Anchorage School Board Member Dave Donley meeting with former Anchorage Assemblymember Dan Coffey.

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Overheard in Anchorage: “Woke white people are the new church lady.”

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Overheard on The Michael Dukes Show:

Sen. Josh Revak talking about the Permanent Fund dividend and what may happen next session.

Michael Dukes after Revak hung up: “We. Are. Doomed.”

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Overheard via a non-politico: “How did David Bowie get appointed to the Alaska State Senate?” I kiiinda see it.

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The Alaska Stalker was born and raised in Alaska, and lives in South Anchorage with her husband, daughter, and son. Send tips to akstalker@alaskalandmine.com.

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