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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Most of you do not "GET" life in Alaska....

Seriously!!!

ESPECIALLY THOSE SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN IN WASHINGTON DC!!!

ok I get the bridge to no where...although....honestly I live 15 air miles south of where it was "going" to be built, and quite honestly.....as big as the island is the growth potential was huge...but anyway on to the next thing that has the NY times and others out there in the "lower 48" up in arms about us Alaskans.....

http://www.aleutianseast.org/index.asp?Type=B_PR&SEC=%7B4625D388-43A1-4E17-A354-F5F12E4E7205%7D&DE=%7B2A8BB0FC-1236-4078-9EE8-DF22D1A4A278%7D

King Cove Alaska....they are on the Aleutian chain...the nearest airport is 25 miles away....K getting the picture yet? well, during out LOVELY winters here in Alaska Air travel by float plane is damn near impossible....Deadliest Catch anyone?!?! if you have watched that show you know damn well what I am talking about....well this small community wants to build a road to the nearest airport in Cold Bay....because gee with a road they could actually GET people out that need Medical help....because since 1979 11 people have died trying to get help by flying out of King Cove. BUT there is an editorial in the NY Times today http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/18/opinion/18thu4.html?_r=3&ei=5070&emc=eta1&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

that ripped Alaska, King Cove and the states Representatives a new one because they dare to want to build a road that would actually help people!!! BUT I guess because it is only a little tiny town of JUST 800 they do not matter at all!! I mean really, its not like we are any where near the size of New York, or Texas or California....Wait....Population wise we are not, but by the shear size of our state, we could squash them like a bug!!! sorry, my inner Alaskan woman came out there for a second!!!

I guess my whole point to this blog is to show the couple of you that actually bother to read my blog that it is just not useless pork barrel spending....unless you call connecting people to the ability to fly out of an area that will give you a chance at life useless then I guess I am wrong....

I am no expert of this, and have never claimed to be, but to me this is just one place where those that do not live the Alaska Life just need to STFU and back the Eff off, and until you come here and life the Alaska Life YOU will NEVER know what it is like!! NEVER!!! so Mr. Reid if you do what the NY Times editorial writer asked you to do, then I say fine, go and sit in your warm and cozy home, and when it starts to snow outside in DC maybe in the back of your mind King Cove Alaska will pop into your minds eye, and you will wonder, just wonder if maybe the person that day who desperately needed medical attention made it out safely, or did the plane they were trying to get to Cold Bay on crash into the freezing cold ocean and they all died!!!???

7 comments:

Agata said...

I can totally see your point there. It must be frustrating to have things dismissed for your state like that, just because it's not "big enough" in someone's opinion.

Debateur said...

Honestly I would be frustrated too.

Kathy said...

I'm glad I ran across your blog. I have a friend that use to live in Alaska and she has always said the same thing - that the people in the lower 48 just don't get Alaska, it is a whole different world. I would love to go see Alaska some day.

Is it okay if I add you to my side bar so I can come back and visit?

Thanks for sharing your state with us.

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Laura said...

Hmmm...I didn't know about the King Cove issue, but I'd sure support the road.

I'll bet the rash of Alaskan politics criticism has nothing to do with the current VP nominee, what do you think?

Since Washington DC is so ignorant of the Alaskan experience, I can understand why there have been some who recommend secession. I have to ask, though, where are the Alaksan representatives? Why haven't they been able to communicate the needs of Alaska to the lower 48?

Wendi said...

Laura,

they try, and always get accused of "pork barrel" spending...

but I tell you that if half of the people understood what it is like here, then maybe they would get an idea of what it is like...