Aug 18, 2009
The Man from W.A.S.I.L.L.A.
commented on Meanwhile in Alaska: Anchorage's Summer of Hate
A coalition of progressive and mainline churches in Anchorage participated in the blue shirt movement. Trouble is, Prevo is Alaska's very own Jerry Falwell, and it's difficult to overestimate the power he can leverage against the advocates of peace and equality when he wants to - and he ALWAYS wants to. When teenagers, my friends and I had a policy that we'd flip off the Anchorage Baptist Temple whenever we'd drive by. A meaningless gesture, but it sure felt good.
Reality Check - Calling Alaska "rugged, independent and rural" is dishonest. First, the ordinance is about the Muni, not the Bush. Second, Alaska gets more federal money per capita than any other state, and Alaskans squeal like stuck pigs if the state gov't tries to touch their precious yearly government handout.