Young seemed to have set the standard impossibly high, but state senator Lora Reinbold has been in there slugging away for some time, and has now attracted national attention.

Alaska lawmaker blasted airline for ‘mask tyranny.’ Now she’s banned from the only flights to the capital.

That’s the Washington Post headline; plenty more like that all over the place. The germ theory of disease hasn’t reached Alaska yet, and Reinhold sees no reason to pretend that it has. She’s picked so many fights with Alaska Airlines personnel (the cops got called to one of them) over their silly pointless masking rules that the airline has banned her; and, well, Alaska… Not all that easy to get around. Only one airline available to her. So now she’s Nanook of the North, trudging, over many years, fingers frostbit as she clings to ice floes, to get to the capitol – but she’s also banned from most parts of the capitol building! – and now she emerges as a national heroine, a pioneering inspiration among her fellow anti-vax, anti-mask, anti-science, anti-evolution Americans. Just wait until Alaska secedes from the United States! The tyranny of empiricism will finally come to an end.

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UD thanks JKW for correcting her: Young is in the House, not the Senate.

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2 Responses to “When your US Representative is Don Young, you have to go to a LOT of trouble to look stupid.”

  1. JKW Says:

    He’s their lone House member, actually, and famous for brandishing his knife on the floor: https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/357743-gop-lawmaker-once-held-a-knife-to-boehners-throat. I presume that he’s been unarmed since metal detectors have been installed.

    When last I was in Alaska I dined with a volunteer on his opponent’s campaign. They put up a spirited fight and scratched out something like 42% of the vote.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    JKW: Thanks for the correction! I’ll fix it. UD

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