10 July 2013

Morning Update

You're Never Too Old Dept:  A 78-year-old man - Alaskan mountain-climbing pioneer Tom Choate - has scaled Denali (Mt. McKinley to you Lower 49 folks).

In fact, he'll turn 79 in three months. So what's your excuse?  (insert grin here)

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Painstaking Word Dept: The air taxi crash in Soldotna over the weekend, which killed all 10 on board, will be a bit harder for the NTSB folks: there are no witnesses, voice recorder, or black box. Looks like this one will be one of those "put it all back together one piece at a time, and then try to find something wrong" cases.

Another complication: the fire was extensive, and there's not much of the plane left to reconstruct. This could take a while.

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You Never Know Dept:  U.S. News & World Report, among others, is reporting that former Gov. Sarah Palin is "mulling over" running for Mark Begich's (D-AK) Senate seat.

That could be interesting, as the leftist press here has gone out of its way to smear her reputation, every chance it gets. Hardly a day goes by when they don't say something snarky about "Our Sarah".

On the other hand, by refusing to talk about her, they've kept her in the public eye. Could it backfire on them? Anything's possible.

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Every Picture Tells a Story While Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Dept:  The Daily News has a photo essay on the efforts dealing with Alaska's wildfires, here.


Matt said...

In a strange sort of way, I hate to see her get elected to congress. Once there I fear she will either be muzzled or compromised by the RINOs.

Rev. Paul said...

Agreed, Matt. I've long held that she's more effective while sniping from the sidelines. Secretary of Energy isn't a bad idea, though.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

I love watching her on the sidelines and how people respond.

Rev. Paul said...

Me too, Sandy. PDS (Palin Derangement Syndrome) is still in effect, showing just how accurate her barbs really are. :)