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(Juneau Empire)   It's a good thing Alaska built all those bridges to nowhere, since the legislature forgot to pay next year's ferry budget   ( juneauempire.com) divider line
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2017-09-22 07:41:59 PM  
To be fair, we have legal weed now, and memories of what we need to fund may be slightly hazy.
 
2017-09-22 08:17:17 PM  
Yeah, our Legislature is clownshoes.

If the Legislature fails to add money, there will be dire consequences, Stedman said.

"And if they don't do that, my colleagues in the Senate will cut our throat and I can't put it any more plainly than that," he said.
 
2017-09-22 08:22:30 PM  
(Also, the "bridge to nowhere" WASN'T built, so people in Ketchikan still have to take a ferry to/from the airport.)
 
2017-09-22 09:33:28 PM  
If she caves for state-projects, then the Union may fall...
 
2017-09-22 09:34:27 PM  
Not to be confused with a budget fairy
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"You spend too much. Eat more moose."
 
2017-09-22 09:35:41 PM  

MrPoopyPants: To be fair, we have legal weed now, and memories of what we need to fund may be slightly hazy.


I call bullshait.
 
2017-09-22 09:41:29 PM  
Guys, guys, there's an easy solution for this shortfall!

CUT TAXES MOAR!!!
 
2017-09-22 09:47:26 PM  
fark em.
"If the animals don't get you, the people will." - Alaskan saying

/Corrupt from the governor to the sheriff.
// Freeze to death you useless cocksuckers.
///Yes I'm bitter.
 
2017-09-22 09:47:42 PM  
TFA's headline says "Alaska Legislature's mistake may shut down state ferry system" but a deliberate series of actions is not a mistake.  They deliberately legislated that the marine highway would be the first against the wall if they had a shortfall.
 
2017-09-22 09:57:06 PM  
Who gets a funding for the vote on healthcare?
 
2017-09-22 10:40:38 PM  

skyotter: Yeah, our Legislature is clownshoes.

If the Legislature fails to add money, there will be dire consequences, Stedman said.

"And if they don't do that, my colleagues in the Senate will cut our throat and I can't put it any more plainly than that," he said.


TFA makes it sound like both sides of the aisle dropped the ball...simple incompetence, I suppose, is a refreshing change from the usual Republican "let's burn it ALL down" mantra...
 
2017-09-22 10:46:59 PM  
It sounds like they were trying to pull one over on voters and farked up.

"For the past few years, the state has been using the supplemental budget as a tool to make budget cuts appear larger. To make the fiscal year 2018 budget appear smaller, the Legislature shifted some spending into 2017. "
 
2017-09-22 10:49:06 PM  

GrizzledPoetast: MrPoopyPants: To be fair, we have legal weed now, and memories of what we need to fund may be slightly hazy.

I call bullshait.


What? Bullshiat that I'm going to toke up legally tonight or that nobody can remember shiat? What were we talking about?
 
2017-09-22 10:50:10 PM  
Shoulda put that Maverick, Renegade, Boot-strappy, Barracuda, Sarah Palin on this problem don't ya know. Wouldn't happen on her watch. She'd a had Todd get her to the capital on the snow-machine right quick.
 
2017-09-22 10:56:44 PM  

MrPoopyPants: GrizzledPoetast: MrPoopyPants: To be fair, we have legal weed now, and memories of what we need to fund may be slightly hazy.

I call bullshait.

What? Bullshiat that I'm going to toke up legally tonight or that nobody can remember shiat? What were we talking about?


We were talking about Alaska, America.

You can see it from your house.

If your Senator balks, taking tainted-talks, then does your smoke matter?

Rubbing a puppy's nose in the carpet teaches the puppy to not like carpets...
 
2017-09-22 11:03:23 PM  

GrizzledPoetast: MrPoopyPants: GrizzledPoetast: MrPoopyPants: To be fair, we have legal weed now, and memories of what we need to fund may be slightly hazy.

I call bullshait.

What? Bullshiat that I'm going to toke up legally tonight or that nobody can remember shiat? What were we talking about?

We were talking about Alaska, America.

You can see it from your house.

If your Senator balks, taking tainted-talks, then does your smoke matter?

Rubbing a puppy's nose in the carpet teaches the puppy to not like carpets...


Why are you so angry on a Friday? I can see Alaska from my eyes. Murkowski is a tough biatch and the only republican I have ever voted for.

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/wait about two/and a half hours, that is my closest one by plane, and then we can hit up the bush company to calm you down.
 
2017-09-22 11:22:55 PM  
The Trusty Tusty.   MV Tustumena, THE ferry pretty much for western AK, though she's had a rough year in the yard.   Hopefully she's back in business, though she is slated for replacement in a few years. :(

 I could be anywhere from Kodiak to Akutan in in between and she always seemed to be over there, passing us by.   I always wanted to take the trip out to the Aleutians on her.  Probably won't make it.

I can't believe that the AK legislature "forgot"....a huge part of the state depends on the ferries.
 
2017-09-22 11:30:13 PM  
Gosh, if only they could figure something out in the next six months.
 
2017-09-22 11:37:20 PM  

GrizzledPoetast: MrPoopyPants: GrizzledPoetast: MrPoopyPants: To be fair, we have legal weed now, and memories of what we need to fund may be slightly hazy.

I call bullshait.

What? Bullshiat that I'm going to toke up legally tonight or that nobody can remember shiat? What were we talking about?

We were talking about Alaska, America.

You can see it from your house.

If your Senator balks, taking tainted-talks, then does your smoke matter?

Rubbing a puppy's nose in the carpet teaches the puppy to not like carpets...


It does make it clear that peeing on the carpet is not ok.  Furniture, on the other hand...
 
2017-09-22 11:55:03 PM  
well they just got there $1100 welfare check I can only assume they have refrigerators and are eating lobster every day.

well fark you you got nothing because you are sociopathic scum and elect same
 
2017-09-23 12:38:32 AM  
I live around these clowns. Their aides are some of the most self-centered little jackholes I've ever met. And as Skyotter said, our legislature is a circus.
 
2017-09-23 01:05:37 AM  
Couldn't make heads or tails of that article.
It seems like some forgot to ask for specific monies. Someone spent from savings. And someone decided, yeah, ferries are the least of our concerns.

TLDR, sounds like some politician's "friend" will make a lot of money constructing the railroads or something
 
2017-09-23 01:09:47 AM  

Resident Muslim: TLDR, sounds like some politician's "friend" will make a lot of money constructing the railroads or something


Railroads can't replace the ferry system. Too many islands too far from the mainland. And then there are the mountains.
 
2017-09-23 01:18:30 AM  

albatros183: well they just got there $1100 welfare check I can only assume they have refrigerators and are eating lobster every day.

well fark you you got nothing because you are sociopathic scum and elect same


wow, you can borrow my prep-h but you'll have to use your own applicator.
 
2017-09-23 02:25:19 AM  

albatros183: well they just got there $1100 welfare check I can only assume they have refrigerators and are eating lobster every day.

well fark you you got nothing because you are sociopathic scum and elect same.


There's always one of you guys in these threads, isn't there? Some jealous, petty little child who can't stand it that some people get something he didn't. Now go be a good little boy and let mommy comfort you.
 
2017-09-23 09:28:02 AM  

MrPoopyPants: To be fair, we have legal weed now, and memories of what we need to fund may be slightly hazy.


They should start a "ferry to nowhere". It just is, dude. Don't try to put society's shackles on it.
 
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