Thursday, March 03, 2016

Wasilla lawmaker suggests that if senior citizens don't like her budget cuts because then they can't afford to live in Alaska they should get the hell out.

Courtesy of KTVA:  

Rep. Lynn Gattis says seniors who can’t afford to live in Alaska, should consider moving out of state. AARP, a senior citizens advocacy group, warns reductions in the state budget proposed last week by the House Finance Committee, which includes Gattis, may force many to leave. 

“I had that in my mind that I wanted to grow old and die here in Alaska,” said Ken Helander, associate state director for AARP. “I don’t know if I’m going to be able to. It frightens me to think of that.” 

Alaska has the fastest growing senior population in the nation, and AARP said House members are targeting seniors with their scissors. According to calculations by the group, the Alaska House of Representatives is proposing more than $23 million in cuts to programs that will affect Alaska seniors. 

Gattis said she thinks seniors might be better off elsewhere anyway. 

“Alaska is a tough state for older folks to live in: slipping, falling, icy so on and so forth,” Gattis said. “So if you’re not working, on a fixed income, sometimes there are other places that are less expensive to live.”

You know what, all of us are getting older.

However many of the elderly living in Alaska are some of the toughest old coots you ever want to meet.

Some of these folks have been living here since before it was a state, when driving on a paved road was a rare occurrence, and EVERYBODY dug their own wells and cesspools, and raised much of their own food.

So if they want to live the rest of their lives in one of the most beautiful places on this planet, well by gosh they should have that right and nobody should suggest otherwise.

And perhaps somebody should tell this Lynn Gattis lady that another group who has trouble navigating on icy sidewalks are fat people, so perhaps she should hoist her lard ass onto a plane and fly the fuck out of our state before some elderly lady gives her a good old fashion Alaska beat down.

Or if that seems too extreme perhaps she could simply shift her attention to being a good parent for a change.


  1. Anonymous6:21 AM

    What a charmer!

    1. Anonymous7:48 AM

      Is she related to that creepy woman in Kentucky?

    2. Anonymous8:11 AM

      To Seniors: Alaska a nice place to visit and spend tourist dollars but we don 't want you here to live.
      Seriously Wasilla has private wells, so maybe they are all contaminated or "something"?
      This Gattis is not young either? How does she explain HERSELF?
      Everyone in AK should speak out against this vile bitch!
      What AK is only for the breeder's like Barstool? I don't think so.
      She needs to step down, maybe her and Sara share the crack pipe too much?

    3. This is typical of Republicans. Their idea of balancing a budget is to get rid of any demographic that costs money.

      If they could send all of the old and sick to another country they'd be fine with that. If they could outsource all of our children to be educated in other countries they'd do that too.

      Anything they can't, they privatize so they and their buddies can make a profit on taxpayer money.

      It's just part of being a Right Wing conservative fundamentalist Republican (insert appropriate B word depending on gender.)

      (And where are all the posts I made on the Bristol thread? I thought you didn't CENSOR anyone?)

  2. Anonymous6:24 AM

    Can't think of a better reply to ingnoramous than your next to last paragraph.

    1. Anonymous6:48 AM

      6:24 AM
      My thoughts exactly.

  3. Is this a piece from the onion? Could this woman be more vile?

    1. Anonymous6:54 AM

      Vile is a great description for this tubby .
      No one wants her stupid unsolicited opinion.
      Do your job and stfu pig!

    2. Anonymous7:40 AM

      No, she's just a typical repuglican.

    3. Anonymous8:25 AM

      Everyone who is a SENIOR in that area should call and ask for HELP! That is her fucking job to help everyone, not just pick and choose. What a vile, vile fatassed bitch!
      I hope AARP goes after her ass and gets someone in there who wants to fucking work for the people, not some lazy fat ass who wants to do nothing all day.

  4. Anonymous6:50 AM

    Well if the Alaskan senior citizens were just lucky enough to sell an easement or two to the local government like the Gattis family did they'd have all the money they need. CREW has all the details.

    Like some person commenting as "capgattis" said at the Frontiersman:

    " capgattis Mar 26, 2014 1:10pm

    I'd like to make a few comments about CREW. This is a Political Hack group out to discredit and destroy any conservative Republican that has or may have Washington DC office desires. They hound our Congressman Don Young constantly and for years have tried to destroy his reputation.. As most in Wasilla recall during the McCain/Palin election race, the Liberal media desended upon our small town and spent days and months trying to dig up dirt or coruption on Sarah. When they didn't find any, they just made up some. They were blindsided by Sarah. CREW wants to get ahead start now on any conservative Republican with strong support (Lynn got 73 % vote in the last election). They want to cut her off at the knees before the race starts, just in case. I for one am outraged by these outside groups. I hope other Alaskans are as well."

    Or Lynn Gattis could just go back to California where she came from.

    1. Anonymous7:01 AM

      '''Or Lynn Gattis could just go back to California where she came from.'''

      Oh, hell no! We don't want her here.

    2. Anonymous8:29 AM

      Why is she still in office? (CREW article etc)
      Alaska kick out the crime families of Wasilla!

    3. Anonymous8:32 AM

      She's a Repub we don't want her here, besides she would have to work for a living and after her stunt with CREW, she would be fired and not have a chance to whine about it, being a "hack group" going after palin Whaaaaaa! Conservative whiners unite!

  5. Anonymous6:52 AM


    "A day after telling Alaskan seniors to take their money grubbing ways to warmer, less slippery climes Rep. Lynn Gattis (R – you guessed it, Wasilla) doubled down by telling Alaska’s children to “get tough or get lost.” On Leap Day Gattis told Alaska’s fixed-income seniors to go jump in a lake – someplace else. While some said Gattis may have gone too far the Wasilla legislator said overnight she realized she probably hadn’t gone far enough.

    “I mean it’s true that we can’t keep subsidizing these geezers who really aren’t contributing much anymore, but most of them aren’t going to be around much longer anyhow, so shipping them off to California or Oregon or someplace is a short-term fix,” Gattis said. “The real drag on the economy is the kids, and they’re going to be around a long time. Seems like there’s more of them every day.”

    Gattis said she’s contemplating a work-for-school program or simply sending the “weaker” kids to more liberal states where she says they’ll likely be happier anyway."

    Oh Bristol...

    1. Anonymous8:37 AM

      Gattis is nuts. She is living in a fantasy if she thinks the cliques with her children and the Palins had structure or education.

      Alaska’s children to “get tough or get lost.”

      Unless you are a child of the affluenza district 9 crowd. At least the authorities held her drug dealer son accountable for leaving his friend to die. Anything short of death and they have their crimes covered up.

      Authorities keep giving the Palins a pass so they won't have a record on the numerous things they do.

      Todd and Sarah do not agree with sending “weaker” kids away. Sarah and Todd have their “weaker” kids cling unnaturally to the parents and stunt their possibilities to be independent human beings.

      Todd and Sarah believe in the cover up and pamper while talking about bucks and trucks.

      The whole Valley has a unscrupulous, unethical, immoral, Machiavellian malaise and is a fatally shameless community.


    2. Anonymous9:54 AM

      So, now we know why they sent Track to Michigan!

  6. Anonymous7:08 AM

    This chic is a real tool. Her and hubby get low interest loan to get their land out at point Mac, then pretend to be farmers. However all pilots in the mat us area know it is Gattis's real desire to open a air park, similar to Lake Hood and lake

    And their son! What a real creep. He befriended the upper middle class youth. He targeted them to deal his drugs. He didn't care if they dies or od...

    When the funding for KABATA is cut and Lynn Gattis goes public saying KABATA isn't dead and decides to parade the last remaining employee around, to prove it. It was pathetic.

    Oh and the railroad extension and the paid for Gattis right of way across their pt Mac land, what a sweet deal that was. No wonder Gattis claims so much pride in supporting the latest Pt Mac boondoggle.

    Oh and was it Mr. Gattis who, with another tool, decided to enter the 4th of July Wassilla parade with a mummy the was tarred and feathered and a note around its neck the said "Liberal Democrat "? Back in 2008.
    Lynn Gattis should know, a Wasilla based bible camp doing photography, got lots of photos that day.

    Did I mention Lynn is a Palin supporter? She thinks Palin has taken enough of a beating and to leave the poor woman alone. Lol...

    She is also been known to say things like "there is a God given reason for white privlage".

    So I'm not surprised she would want seniors to leave or think they got a free ride all these years.

    1. Anonymous7:24 AM

      So who is voting her into office? I presume like-minded folks.

      I also presume she is not against fat folks because the layer of blubber keeps you warm in those frigid AK winters and saves money on heating bills :)

    2. Anonymous7:28 AM

      How did she get elected?

    3. Anonymous7:39 AM

      Looks like one of the requirements for running for office in Wasilla is that you MUST have a wonky eye. Is that due to inbreeding since it seems so prevalent in the area? Maybe the federal govt. should look into the welfare dollars that go into propping up the Alaskan economy? Another red state on the government tit.

  7. Anonymous7:12 AM

    Let me take a wild stab in the dark here. I bet Rep. Lynn Gattisld is a Republican. I’ll guess again that she’s also a good Right-wing type Christian™. I'll also bet that Lynnie doesn't know that at least 2/3s of the rest of the states know what snow and ice is. We have it too in the winter - not just Alaskans. And Alaska isn't the only cold state in the winter. And, FYI Lynn, Mississippi has the most obese population in the country - a place you might consider.

  8. She's right. It's expensive to live in Alaska. Move if you can't afford it. Duh

    1. Anonymous7:45 AM

      The point here is, Sunshine, that the elderly CAN afford it. What they can't afford are her budget cuts to the services they earned. What the F--- is wrong with the GOP? People work all their lives, pay taxes to make their communities attractive to young people and business, and they want to spend their pensions where they lived their adult lives. They voted for senior services. They deserve respect, not the heave-ho because some women with too much time and no brains decides that the budget is too big. No, dear, the revenue is too about you quit subsidizing huge corporations and the uber-wealthy and make them pay some taxes? Problem solved. As Peter Eastman put it so well in a book my grandson loves: "Why make big problems out of little problems?" The book is called "Fred and Ted Go Camping."

    2. Anonymous7:46 AM

      Did you miss this part?

      "House members are targeting seniors with their scissors. According to calculations by the group, the Alaska House of Representatives is proposing more than $23 million in cuts to programs that will affect Alaska seniors. "


    3. Anonymous7:59 AM

      Where do you suggest the old folks move to when they have no resources to move.

    4. Anonymous8:37 AM

      We sane people need to strip the word "entitlement" from our vocabularies (except when speaking of the truly entitled 1%). I EARNED social security and medicare, dammit.

    5. Anonymous8:44 AM

      Is this like when Sarah left 257 Seniors/Disabled to die when she fucked up the Medicare program?
      Someone needs to give Gattis a swift kick out of office.

    6. Anonymous9:14 AM

      Looks like her bags are already packed (under her eyes) to take a trip.

  9. Anonymous7:19 AM

    Tubby appears to be wired for Hostess Ho Hos and not thinking. While she denigrates others, what does she contribute except inflammatory hot air. 'I got mine screw you' is strong with this one. Typical sociopathic republican.

  10. Chenagrrl7:23 AM

    My parents built a home and a homestead before statehood. They farmed potatoes and carrots to sell and supplement our diet. They contributed to their community. Oh yes, and both were decorated WWII veterans. They stayed after raising us and mentored young families in the community, some of whom had no older family members to rely on. They paid INCOME TAX through all those years. Oh yeah, and by the time they were in their 80s, they had mastered walking on ice. To help an older population stay in a community has well-documented benefits. This Wasilla woman is, like Palin, barking mad.

  11. Gattis' son's attorney during trial on the drug charges, which he lost, was... Rex Butler.

    Small world.

    1. Anonymous8:07 AM

      My thoughts, too. For some strange reason, I always think of OJ's Dream Team when I hear Butler's name. Wonder why..

    2. Anonymous9:29 AM

      August 19, 2011 What is it about the water in Wasilla?
      "I have little doubt that Tractor will be popping up in the news again...and it won't be pretty."

      "DNA tests for the lot of them!! Palin, Heath, Johnston and Menard."

      "Wow I've never seen that email before. She truly is a nasty, vile, wretched, evil creature. No wonder she's the most hated politician in America. All that evil combined with her stupidity explains it all. No one likes her. She has no friends." Lynn Gattis, Capi Coon

      "Well, we know what trouble Sarah's kids got into in Wasilla."

      "He knows. And so does everyone else in Wasilla. It's been whispered about for years. And since the photos were made public, there is NO question."

      "why had capi coon (and the guilty kid) never come to tracks defense before the 2008 campaign?"

      "Lynn Gattis and Capi Coon loaded signs into trucks and boxed up computers, printers, office supplies and even a fake plant with two U.S. flags stuck in its base before taking it all to storage."

    3. Anonymous11:17 AM

      @Anonymous 8:07 AM

      '''My thoughts, too. For some strange reason, I always think of OJ's Dream Team when I hear Butler's name. Wonder why..'''

      OJ's dream-team, Johnny Cochran,
      F Lee Bailey, and Carl Douglas, are lawyers with the utmost integrity, and skill, and VERY well respected.

  12. Hedgewytch7:27 AM

    Wasilla gets what Wasilla deserves. That town seems to celebrate willful ignorance and inflated senses of personal entitlement. If my mother didn't live there, I'd avoid the place like the plague.

  13. Anonymous7:29 AM

    Yes she needs to leave Alaska herself. For such a small place Wasilla sure has its share of wing nuts.

  14. Caroll Thompson7:34 AM

    What a bitch. And this woman is a State Legislator? Is she another one of the Legislators who claimed per diem last year while living in her own home (the Legislators held a special session in Anchorage and I heard lots of them got per diem, just like Sarah Palin did).

    Speaking of Palin, there is an interesting article in Raw Story this morning. Nancy French, identified in the article as Bristol Palin's ghostwriter, is joining her husband on the anti Trump bandwagon.

    1. Anonymous7:45 AM

      Did the checks stop, Nancy?

    2. Anonymous8:48 AM

      Maybe the payme checks stopped on Mach 1 to Brancy & The stool?
      That would be Hilarius and another one for maloe who said that would happen.

  15. Anonymous7:45 AM

    Next she'll be trying to kick out the blacks, and the Jews, and people who wear funny hats.

    1. Redundant. We Jews do wear funny hats. I guess we're goners, huh?

    2. Everyone wears funny hats in the winter! Should we be worried? ;)

    3. Those wearing hats bearing the gag-inducing "Make America [oh, I can't complete that poo-poo phrase]" MIGHT be spared, but if the folks are, say, swarthy, I wouldn't count on it. :-(

  16. Anonymous8:02 AM

    but, but, but, I thought the liberals were going to "take care" of those old people with their Obamacare death panels.

  17. Randall8:08 AM

    A week ago, during the Republican debate, Donald Trump said that "no one is going to die in the street or on the sidewalk when I'M President."

    And Cruz and Rubio jumped all over him.
    "You mean you're going to use TAX DOLLARS to pay for them if they can't afford it?" Rubio didn't say.
    "That's fuckin SOCIALISM" isn't what Cruz added.
    "I'd let em die!" one didn't say
    "I'd KILL em, FUCK em, they're OLD fer chrissakes!" the other one didn't shout.

    Trump repeated, "no one's going to die in the street under a Trump Presidency" while Cruz and Rubio didn't scream "I'd KILL em"
    "I'd waterboard em to death!"
    "I would personally beat every last one of them to death"
    ...and the discussion devolved from there into a Republican wet-dream where all poor and old people are simply eliminated.

  18. Anonymous8:11 AM

    It is great to see this... I recall Lynn Gattis and Capi Coon from the days they were flacking for Palin and McCain.

    This woman is a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives since January 18, 2013 representing District 9. That says a lot about that district.

    This Gattis person should be watched like a hawk.

    Governor plans to be back in her Anchorage office on Thursday

    1. Anonymous10:27 AM

      ALWAYS follow the MONEY $$$$...
      Good stuff..

  19. Anonymous8:26 AM

    Gattis is gonna learn how powerful the AARP group are and how effective they are at letting their members know where NOT to spend their retirement money.
    Alaska has always been on my husband's bucket list, as a place to visit once retired. Scratch that, Canada-here we come!

  20. I am appalled by her attitude.
    When I think of all the hours I have spent volunteering in my community to make it a better place, I would be sick if a representative spoke about me that way.

  21. Anonymous8:46 AM

    Ah, the kindness. I guess she does not appreciate senior dollars in her community.

    1. Anonymous9:06 AM

      I bet she is glad the baby boomers aren't a large group...

  22. Anonymous8:59 AM

    Does Lynn Gattle realize that in not so many years she may be complaining about the high cost of living on a fixed income? Doesn't she have any elderly relatives or has she shipped them all down to the lower 48? Where does Sarah P. stand on this issue?

    1. Anonymous11:25 AM

      Oops, I should have typed "Gattis." I have trouble seeing.

    2. Anonymous11:26 AM

      She has her big house on the lake and fields of hay to sell - no worries.

    3. Anonymous11:46 AM

      The people that support Palin are as dirty as the Palins.

      Tales from Wasilla: The Gattis Easement... The ill-gotten gains of Richard and Lynn Gattis

      Havemeister out as state Ag director

      “You should be ashamed!” Ivy Frye, the assistant, told her. “Stop blogging. Stop blogging right now!”

      Former Valley Dairy exec found guilty in fraud coverup

      For years the state of Alaska and an oil rich lobbyist, were used like a personal ATM machine by the good old boys, later coined The Corrupt Bastards Club. You've heard of them. It's the gang of thugs and thieves that included, 11 lawmakers, businessmen, lobbyists and former Senator Ted Stevens. Many were indicted on federal charges and others like Don Young and Ben Stevens are still expected to be. Sarah Palin claimed to have taken on the "good old boys" but the fact is she had nothing to do with their downfall or the investigations.


      Matanuska-Susitna Borough
      2012 See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

  23. Anonymous9:06 AM

    I have come to notice that whenever the modern GOP ends up controlling any body of government, it simply falls apart. It doesn't matter at what level - small town, county, city, state or, let's face it, the US Congress. Every last one of them oozes meanness and selfishness and greed and ignorance.

    1. Anonymous10:00 AM

      Is it over? Is Gattis singing?

      In my best Bette Davis voice, what a bitch!

  24. Frosty no longer AK9:13 AM

    It's the oldsters who BUILT Alaska, who framed the constitution, who made AK what it once was (before the faux bible sucking soulless crowd arrived). Now this fat bitch wants to kick them all out and take away the services they EARNED???

    Let's turn the table - she should be paying to keep her drug dealer son in jail. Every penny it costs to house feed and clothe him, along with the salaries of all personnel involved with him in any way and the upkeep of the facilities. Then all costs involved when he gets paroled. That should not fall on the non-criminal residents of AK.

    Then there should be a 50% tax on negligent parents.

    Looks like my friends and I got out ahead of the curve, over a period of 7 years. Last ones due to leave in a couple of months, one of them a 90 y/o, who's been a resident since 1970.

    Fuck the AK R legislature, especially the Wasillabilly members.

  25. Anonymous9:37 AM

    A truly dumb bitch. Older people VOTE. She can count on them to give her the boot in the next election!

  26. Anonymous9:50 AM

    If you are on a fixed income/ not working, how are you able to afford moving to the lower 48, oh Brilliant One?

  27. Anonymous9:53 AM

    And you think Sarah Palin has no friends in Alaska?

  28. Ugh. What is wrong with this bitch?

  29. Anonymous10:19 AM

    Someone needs to put a Muzzle that bitch. STAT!

  30. Anonymous10:39 AM

    I guess those seniors are getting exactly what they voted into office.

  31. Anonymous12:03 PM

    My mother came here in 1954 and led a completely law abiding that she's 80, you want her to leave because she's no longer a "producer" because she's retired and might start using public services? How about all of the idiot people raising out of control kids who become a burden to support in the prison system go somewhere else? How about the cost of law enforcement and the court system? How about the idiotic mega projects that Valley legislators pushed through that cost the state of Alaska hundreds of millions of dollars? The port at Point Mackenzie, the outrageously expensive prison, the Knik Bridge, the ferry.......the list goes on and on. I bet that Lynn Gattis has cost Alaskans 100,000 times the amount of money that my mother could ever hope to, even if she lives to 120. These idiot Wasilla legislators should be tarred and feathered for their waste of the states resources. And how about Sarah Palin's $500,000,000 gift to Trans Canada to build a pipeline that never happened (the one that she claimed was already built in her nomination speech). Really, they should publish how much these idiots have cost us, and then compare that to what the individual hard working Alaskans cost. For God's sake, my parents actually lived here and paid income tax before Gattis was even born, and now she wants to kick them out? And yes, it would be interesting to know how much an overweight person costs the taxpayer in comparison to a fit one!

  32. Anonymous12:06 PM

    She looks like she has bacon breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Then chases it with a pastrami sandwich.

  33. Anonymous12:09 PM

    'Or if that seems too extreme perhaps she could simply shift her attention to being a good parent for a change.'

    December 5, 2013 "Rep. Gattis made a statement as well.
    "I haven't lost a son. My son is sitting there," she told Scott's parents. "At the same time, we have a community that is broken. Debbie, you and I, we've lost so much."
    Rep. Gattis also asked for help combating drug use in the community from the dozen young people assembled in the courtroom to support the Scott family."

    What is Gattis record on combating drug since 2013?

    Parents wish son hadn't been left alone to die

    There is a group symptoms that shows up when a person takes too much methylone.
    These dangerous symptoms include:
    Chest pains
    Panic attacks
    Overheating - as high as 107 degrees
    Breakdown of skeletal muscles
    Severely elevated heart rate
    Organ breakdown

    1. Anonymous2:05 PM

      I would like to know how Sarah Palin knows what drugs her son uses. You can smell alcohol. Many of the new designer drugs are harder to detect. Track is in his mid twenties. He is in horrible shape with his chemical abuse for an alcoholic his age.

      How does he support himself? He was looking at property he was going to purchase the night of his domestic violence. I take it he would have been planning to build a house.

      If Gattis thinks old folk are too feeble and poor to live in Alaska. What is her and people like her thinking about young and unemployed with chronic addiction?

      Gattis knows a lot about the drug scene, young people and drug dealers. Does she want someone like Track and Jordan Loewe to leave. Alcoholics have accidents and can slip on the ice.

  34. Anonymous2:30 PM

    Sherry Whitstine, the infamous Wasilla gal that sent Ivy Fry into a tizzy "Stop blogging, stop blogging right now!" is showing her Wasillabilly on this, defending Gattis and saying she agrees we can't subsidize dangerous Alaska living on these Sourdoughs. SMH

  35. Anita Winecooler3:47 PM

    Hey, Lynn, you're not getting any younger. Be careful what you wish for because it may backfire. Someone once said (paraphrasing) You judge a society by how it treats the frail, weak and ill among them"
    Who are YOU, the poster child for aging gracefully, to round up the elderly in Alaska and make them move elsewhere? They lived their lives, paid their taxes, raised families, etc. and have every right to live and die where they wish. Who paid taxes before you so your kids could get educated, roads fixed, etc. etc?? Who pays your salary with their taxes? You're a disgrace to the human race, the lowest of the low. And that's saying a lot considering you're in Palin country.

  36. Anonymous4:03 PM

    She has put out a post to "set the record straight", which actually doesn't, at all.

    1. Anonymous4:55 PM

      Links to her statement.

  37. Anonymous5:26 PM

    Whatever happened to putting them on an ice floe and waving them off? Oh yes, global warming...

  38. Anonymous10:22 PM

    Well the one you like to make fun of works with seniors and sees first hand these 'comments' and 'cutbacks' that occur! Word is that if the trust account is restored/returned then seniors would be taken care of better than they are right now!
    Wow that is crazy hu? Cyber fart! Hi Gryphen! :0)

  39. Anonymous5:16 AM

    Fat, hypocritical, nasty, ignorant, so called "Christian" hater spewing the same kind of viciously stupid venom that the Village Idiot Palin would say.

    When you are so fat that your face is rimmed with a two inch thick roll, YOU BETTER WATCH OUT, YOU MIGHT FALL ON THE ICE TOO!


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