Aerial view, Tongass National Forest, Alaska - Photo credit KTOO.org

Doh! Captain Zero Loses, Yet Again


Is there an echo in here? Captain Zero has lost another lawsuit. He didn’t start it, but it seems to have been his idea – or perhaps the Cartpetbagger’s – to ask the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to review a U.S. District Court decision involving the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision on whether the…

Worthington Glacier, 2015, approximately the same point

Watching Worthington Wane


Worthington Glacier, on the Richardson Highway just north of Thompson Pass, is one of the few road-accessible glaciers in Alaska. It’s an alpine or valley glacier, fed by the eastern end of the ice field that elsewhere flows down at Valdez Glacier and Columbia Glacier. In 1974, WC was down Valdez way and snapped a…

Captain Zero and that Other an Sullivan

Captain Zero Loses Again – Bonus Edition


The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones. – William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene 2 Alaska denied former Governor Sean “Captain Zero” Parnell another term. And good riddance. But his pernicious policies and idiot ideas linger. His evil deeds live on. One of Captain Zero’s many…