Carly Fiorina, Republican primary candidate for President of the United States

Equal Time for Women: Carly Fiorina


WC doesn’t want to be perceived as neglecting the distaff side of the throng of Republican presidential wannabes. There is a woman running, of course, a woman whose resumé would give any modest person – male or female – reason to hesitate before appearing in public. WC refers, of course, to the inestimable Ms. Carly…

Even a Dead Snake Can Be Dangerous


Some decades ago, WC was backpacking in the Oregon Cascade mountains, traipsing downhill through heavy rain, when WC carelessly stepped on the back of a rattlesnake. The force of WC’s heel, and the weight of his backpack, broke the snake’s back about six inches behind its head. Leaving the snake thrashing on the trail, biting…

Sage Grouse Male, photo by US Fish & Wildlife Service

Grousing About Sage Grouse


The Sage Grouse is the largest member of the Galliformes, the chicken-like birds of North America. The Sage Grouse is beautifully adapted to the sage brush habitat of the desert west. In that habitat, it flourishes. A few decades ago, it numbered in the millions; today, by some estimates, the population is down to as…

Gitcher Updated Program Here!


Back in May of this year, WC posted a then-complete list of the 18 or so candidates for the republican nomination for president. It’s probably time to update that list. So as a service to his readers, WC provides the following updated handy guide Republican candidates.1 In alphabetical order. Changes are in red. Names of…

20th Anniversary


On a personal note, yesterday was WC’s and Mrs. WC’s 20th wedding anniversary. We celebrated by dressing up just a bit. As you can see. Mrs. WC looks as terrific today in her wedding dress as she did in 1995. Hey Sweetie, thanks for saying yes.

Palin Reloaded

The Vileness That Spews from the Quitter


Alaska’s Shame, former half-term Governor Sarah Palin, is so desperate for attention that she cannot stop herself from spewing poison into the national conversations. Now she has involved herself in the Ahmed Mohamed scandal. On her Facebook page, she posted, “Right. That’s a clock, and I’m the Queen of England.” Of course, it was a…