with over 20 years in this amazing place. it's never dull. i hope to enjoy years of exploration here.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
and it seems DC just cruising on as if nothing is happening. amazing. investigations are on going...and not into the completely made up crap about Obama and the wire tapping. many will fall as scape goats. they are getting lined up as we speak.
some have already fallen. billy bush took the heat for the bus pussy grabbing talk. some guy on fox is being set up to fall for the wire tap tale. flynn, sessions, manafort....the list seems endless.
seems like there should be a halt on major decisions while this gets sorted out. this regime could take us to war despite all that is going on. it's nuts.
these are from the Fairbanks restart. beautiful and cold day. teams so far are rookie teams. seemed like quite a few rookie teams out there. folks often do this once and move on. many seem to stick it out though year after year.
love taking pics of the dogs though.
always looking for a cute face or a long tongue.
my dogs are awaiting their walk. i have work tonight. switching back to more stretches with breaks off so i can play. weather is warming and spring is hinting at an approach. it's almost April...
my heating bills are a bit more expensive these past few months. dog door...yes, my heat was set a lot higher than usual while i was up north, but that is just a short weekend. does seem like my heat has a few months about this time that are over $200/month. this year probably $40-$50 more than usual but still under $300. the things i do for these dogs!! i'm usually better at spreading out the cost and paying more through summer to keep ahead.
the heat rises and my upstairs can be a sauna while the downstairs is quite chilled. wear a sweatshirt downstairs i think. cozy up in my bed upstairs.
a friend posted the term Clinomania...urban dictionary seems to define it as a lazy person who stays in bed all the time or is obsessed with their bed. of course, i do not stay in my bed all the time. i am a bit lazy though and i do love lounging in my bed. not obsessed with my bed, but i do enjoy sleeping and chilling with the pups. they seem to have some level of clinomania as well. i do love a new word. so that will be the word of the day. :-)
like to focus on the feet sometimes.
just two of us on the Monday walk yesterday. beautiful out and relaxing. today i think i will meet with some other work mates who have young pups. that should wear my beasts out.
health care is up for vote Thursday i think. it's a mess and they are trying to push it through. they were pissed when obama pushed it through. why doesn't everyone just hold up and look at the thing more carefully....why the rush? oh right because soon their POTUS will be impeached or imprisoned and they will possibly lose power.
still need to get set up for our program on the 11 of April, still open spots so we need to find a way to fill up those spots. i'll attempt to live stream it...looks like it should be easy....hopefully. hoping then i can share it with folks on the explore site. they are getting excited. just texted F&G hoping all is on for getting set up out there for another season.
trying to set us up on Amazon Smile so people can shop and put our name in for donations. they will give a percentage of sales to non profit of your choice which is great.
so annoying how the iitoo flunkies justify themselves and their actions. so many lies. after the session with Comey and the announcements that investigations ongoing concerning this iitoo and his people and the connections with Rus, Spicey was up there saying that nobody really believes this so it isn't true and yet continues to spout off about Obama wire taps despite everyone denying.
he says in his press meets that the iitoo is just fulfilling campaign promises with the health care bill but he promised he wouldn't touch ss or medicare, but he is. he said he would not take a salary, but he is, he said he would stay at the White House and not take vacations as he felt Obama did this but he's spent more time away at outrageous costs in these first months than anyone else.
he will release taxes after elected...nope, he will step away from his businesses, nope....the list goes on and yet so many just give him a pass.
who would have ever thought the GOP would embrace Rus at such a level. they have become an embarrassment to our Nation. they seem to be the only ones not aware of the outrageousness of this situation. greed goeth before a fall. saw someone called the new health care bill wealthcare...seems fitting.
FBI director Comey sure had some bags under his eyes. it is annoying that this investigation has been ongoing since last July sometime yet right before election it was Clinton's emails that were yet again brought to the forefront. if she has done anything illegal they would have had my blessing to investigate, but they have investigated adnauseum and found nothing so far that they can prosecute her for. i have never felt she was an angel, however i do believe she did not collude with the RUs to secure her election. I'm sure Put is smiling at this time and very proud of his accomplishment.
no doubt he hacked plenty into the GOP's emails, they will be held hostage by their failings as they held the Dems hostage for the last 8 years. i have no doubt wiki has plenty on many members of the GOP.
on the plus side, I'm hopeful people will finally become more invested and involved and perhaps educated on how our system of government works. our society has failed to protect our nation...we the people need to be vigilant, we need to vote, we need to be involved. the corruption in DC is because of our failing to be involved. we have let the extremists on both sides dictate how we run our government.
perhaps too there will be a purging of some of the worst that exist in DC. hopefully, they fall and our nation stands.
great to see the entire team out there running .most start with 16 dogs. the minimum to end with is 5.
love all their colorful jackets and booties too.
for much of race i just sat down on the river as they passed. a few teams got pretty close, one teams split up and about took us out. haha. we had to move pretty fast a few times.
quote i liked yesterday..."the house is on fire, Trump is running around with a box of matches and the GOP demand to know who called the fire department" Garry Kasparov....
seems sadly true.
Ivy seems officially healed. the stitches held...
apologies for politics...it is a historic time in our nation. this is like nothing that has happened before. it should be discussed. I'm for discussions. i think this stuff hasn't been talked about for too long. supposed to avoid discussions of politics, it's unseemly, but i think this is why we are in such a state. nobody has discussions anymore. no rational, intellectual discussions. everyone just screams at each other on social media which gets us no where.
several attempts to call reps today. you do what you can. couldn't get through, they are getting thousands of calls every day it seems....that is good. great job everyone...make those calls, send post cards, send emails. let the people in DC know we are watching and we are not approving of much lately.
Mitch Seavey, the ultimate winner of the Iditarod this year
17 is that girlfriend of Baker from Kotzebue....one of these dogs is no longer with us. does make me sad...
will have to wait for the necropsy results.
18 is Dallas Seavey. he came in second. Mitch is his Dad.
they about took out this guy who was laying on trail taking pictures.
have lived in alaska since 1995, lived in ketchikan for 6 years and here in anchorage since 2001. it's a wonderful place and i enjoy getting out nearly daily for a walk/hike/stroll or ramble. enjoy the pics