Alaskan Congressman Don Young Says Wolves Could Solve Homelessness

Rep. Don Young of Alaska suggested this week that wolves might be a way to solve homelessness, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Young, a Republican, was speaking during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on Thursday and objecting to members of Congress asking for the gray wolf to be a protected species, according to The Washington Post.

“…(W)e get 79 congressmen sending you a letter, they haven’t got a damn wolf in their whole district,” he said, supposedly aiming his comments at Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

“I’d like to introduce them in your district,” Young stated.  “I’d introduce them to your district and you wouldn’t have a homeless problem anymore.”

Young also once said to a political opponent during a political campaign, “The last guy who touched me ended up on the ground dead.’”  The website CQ Roll Call asked him about it, to which he responded, “There’s some truth to that.”

There was another incident where Congressman Young grabbed the hand of a congressional staffer at the Capitol who was in charge of watching the entrance.  It wasn’t protocol for anyone to be let in the entrance.  After squeezing his hand for several moments, Young let go and walked through the entrance.

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Did An Alaska Republican Congressman Once Kill Someone?

Did Alaska Republican Congressman Don Young murder someone once?

According to Wonkette:

(Young’s opponent Forrest Dunbar) said the two were walking near each other backstage (before their debate) when Young said angrily, “You’re not from Cordova any more than I’m from Fort Yukon. I had you looked into.”

Dunbar, raised in that Southcentral Alaska town after his family moved there from Eagle in the Interior when he was a child, said he tried politely responding to Young. Young grew up in California and moved to Alaska as a young man, not long after serving in the U.S. Army in the mid-1950s.

Dunbar, who now lives in Anchorage, said he was puzzled and in a friendly gesture touched Young on his arm lightly and asked: “What are you talking about?” Then:

“He freaked out,” said Dunbar. “There is no other way to describe it.

“He kind of snarled at me and said, ‘Don’t you ever touch me. Don’t ever touch me. The last guy who touched me ended up on the ground dead,’” said Dunbar.

A profile in Roll Call reports that Young and his staff have no official clarification.

CQ Roll Call asked Young about the comment. The congressman’s response: “There’s some truth to that.”

Sam Seder video.

Here’s a video about a time Young grabbed the arm of a congressional staffer at the Capitol.

Roll Call reported that the staffer tried to prevent the congressman from entering a GOP meeting through a side door. After holding his arm for several moments, Young let go and entered the meeting.

TYT video.

Palin Family: No Charges Filed Yet

Sarah Palin and Family Reportedly Involved in Brawl at Party

It seems that no charges have yet been filed against the Palin family or others in the backwoods altercation at a snowmobile party in Anchorage, Alaska, on Sept. 6.

“[Bristol] was punching [another man] in the face like six times; it was an assault if I’ve ever seen one,” Eric Thompson, a guest at the celebration, told ABC News, adding, “It wasn’t a light punch either. She was really hitting him.”

The Washington Post reports that the Palins arrived at the house party in a stretch Hummer limousine, and “it wasn’t long after that things started going horribly wrong,” one guest tells Alaska political blogger Amanda Coyne.

Guests told Coyne that the melee began when the former vice presidential candidate’s eldest son, Track, 25, allegedly confronted his sister Willow’s ex-boyfriend, who was a guest at the shindig. When the host of the party, Korey Klingenmeyer, tried to break up the skirmish, Thompson told Coyne that 23-year-old Bristol “stood straight up, brought her arm back and cold-cocked him right in the face.”

Another guest claims the former governor was shouting profanities and “nearly crawling on top of people” to get into the fight.

Guests reportedly hear Sarah scream, “Don’t you know who I am?” to which someone in the crowd replied, “This isn’t some damned Hillbilly reality show!”

By the time the Palins climbed back into their limo, sources told the Washington Post that Track had lost a tooth and the Palin family patriarch, Todd – who was celebrating his 50th birthday that day and, according to The New York Times, was also said to have gotten involved in the skirmish – was bleeding from the nose.

Police were called to the scene, and the Anchorage Police Department said in a statement to the Times that “alcohol was believed to have been a factor in the incident” and the investigation was continuing. Although no charges have been filed yet, the police department’s communications director Jennifer Castro confirms to The Immoral Minority blog that the case is currently “under investigation.”

The Palin family is not commenting on the widespread reports of the fight but in a Facebook message the day after the alleged altercation Sarah said she was posting her husband’s birthday greeting a day late because she’d been “traveling” on Saturday, the day of the party.