Rep. Doug Issacson: Certifiable


Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reporter Matt Buxton writes that Rep. Doug Isaacson, R-North Pole, in the “debate” leading up to the vote on Alaska’s idiot nullification law, said: The Second Amendment is not intended to protect “hunting clubs” but well-maintained militias, adding that the public should have access to anything the military has, even if that’s…

Can You Hold Your Breath for Ten Days?


The battered, fuel-laden Kulluk left the protected waters of Kodiak Island this morning. Towed by three tugs, it’s bound for Dutch Harbor, midway out the Aleutian Islands. If you want to frighten yourself, visit PassageWeather, click on the North Pacific link and scroll down to the wave height forecast, towards the bottom of the page.…

Hard to Imagine


The News-Miner reports that Guy Christopher Mannino, who allegedly caused the explosion of 300 pounds of explosive in a residential neighborhood, has had the charges against him dismissed. “The grand jury, after careful deliberation, decided that Mr. Mannino’s conduct was not criminal in nature,” Fairbanks District attorney Michael Gray told the reporter by e-mail. WC has two…

Crazy Eyes


WC was on a business trip to the San Francisco Bay area recently, and made time to snap a few photos of some of the local birds. Those birds included the lovely Western Grebe, with their spectacular eye and long, elegant necks. The birds are starting to pair up, even though for almost all of…

WC to State House: Listen to Vic


Vic Fischer told the State House Education Committee not to do it. For those not aware of Alaska history, Vic Fischer is one of the two surviving members of the Alaska Constitutional Convention, the group that wrote the Alaska Constitution. He’s one of the very few surviving members of the group that created the State…