Things are set to get back on track this week.
It’s unclear when the Anchorage Assembly will finally reach a vote on its proposed mask mandate thanks to an outbreak of covid-19 among Bronson’s administration, but when it does it will almost assuredly have a veto-proof supermajority.
The wisest words about elections: “It’s all about who’s mad about what and when.”
The Bronson administration and its allies have been using the hearings to rile up anti-mask and anti-science testimony over the course of the last two weeks.
Its’ becoming increasingly clear that the plan is to make the job of serving the public so difficult and hostile that it’ll drive away anyone not ready to rubberstamp Bronson’s agenda.
“To hell with politics, just do what’s right for Fairbanks.”
We need to work with leaders and experts from local communities, to calmly get people in those communities the truth instead of riling up opposition to safe practices. This week the Governor did the opposite, writing an Op-Ed blaming others for this state’s mounting illness and death toll. He painted a rosy picture of where Alaska is. Here are facts he left out in praising the job he’s done.
We talked with Travis Neff about his fiery testimony from Monday night’s hearing that put Bronson and his allies on blast for encouraging and supporting a “plagued arena of science-denying bullies.”
They can’t even agree on when they should meet, let alone what they should do with the fiscal crisis.
Folks, this is the height of silliness. It’s as obvious as the coming of winter to Alaska.