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  • SonofSouthie
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    John Clayton.

    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/...layton-dies-67

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    When my wife was legislative liaison for Daniel Akaka (D-HI), Don Young told her at an appropriations briefing that she, personally, would not be welcome in his state in an official capacity again after she rebutted a lie he told.

    Have fun in hell, fuck boy.
    Sadly, that kind of s- was why Don Young always got re-elected.

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  • mookie1995
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    Mish Michaels

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  • jericho
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    Don’t know if this was posted, but Johnny Grier, the NFL’s first black referee, died March 8 at 74

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  • Kepler
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    When my wife was legislative liaison for Daniel Akaka (D-HI), Don Young told her at an appropriations briefing that she, personally, would not be welcome in his state in an official capacity again after she rebutted a lie he told.

    Have fun in hell, fuck boy.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    I listened to a podcast a while ago about the late Nick Begich. Well, it was more about solving the mystery of his plane crash. I wonder how Alaska politics would look if he hadn’t died. Don Young took over after his death, and actually lost to him in Young’s first election that occurred while he was still missing.

    Alaska had a Dem rep for eight years after it was a state. Four years of Pollock, and then Begich won two elections with 56% of the vote. I’d assume he could’ve rode the incumbency for as long as he wanted. Alaska had a Dem governor for a lot of years after that, but it would be very different having a Dem in DC getting earmarks for Dem policies instead of GOP.
    Doubtful it would've lasted by the 80's, the oil companies and Anchorage Baptist Temple would've gotten their fingers on someone by then.

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  • Spartanforlife4
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    I listened to a podcast a while ago about the late Nick Begich. Well, it was more about solving the mystery of his plane crash. I wonder how Alaska politics would look if he hadn’t died. Don Young took over after his death, and actually lost to him in Young’s first election that occurred while he was still missing.

    Alaska had a Dem rep for eight years after it was a state. Four years of Pollock, and then Begich won two elections with 56% of the vote. I’d assume he could’ve rode the incumbency for as long as he wanted. Alaska had a Dem governor for a lot of years after that, but it would be very different having a Dem in DC getting earmarks for Dem policies instead of GOP.

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    I wouldn't be celebrating, it's not like his replacement is going to be any better.
    No, I know. It’s not worth celebrating, just a good riddance. I was once stuck next to him on a long flight

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    One of the biggest enemies of the environment. Good riddance
    I wouldn't be celebrating, it's not like his replacement is going to be any better.

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    One of the biggest enemies of the environment. Good riddance

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Article.

    Sounds like Young lost consciousness on a flight and couldn't be revived.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    Don Young, Alaska’s house rep for the last 50 years.
    Was just about to post this. It's not totally confirmed but the news is coming from his aides.

    Edit; For the first time in my life I will have a different Representative.
    Last edited by Jimjamesak; 03-18-2022, 08:46 PM.

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  • Spartanforlife4
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    John Clayton, former ESPN NFL reporter.

    Don Young, Alaska’s house rep for the last 50 years.

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  • SonofSouthie
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    Un-fkng-believable!

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A 13-year-old was driving the pickup truck that struck a van in West Texas in a fiery collision that killed nine people, National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg said Thursday.
    The truck’s left front tire, which was a spare tire, also blew out before impact, he said.
    https://www.boston.com/cars/national...-9-new-mexico/

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  • leswp1
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    Originally posted by Swansong View Post
    A guy I know - barely an acquaintance really, but close friends with several of my friends - passed away yesterday. Unsure of cause.


    He was probably the best rock drummer in Providence. Rest In Peace dude. Much respect for you.
    Sorry

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