Mike Dunleavy, Alaska's governor, Bog help us

Recall Dunleavy Wins Again


Let’s recap. Mike Dunleavy is the governor of the State of Alaska, elected in 2018. In just one year, he has taken the trophy for Worst Governor in Alaska’s history from the likes of Keith Miller, Sarah Palin and Sean Parnell. A remarkable, if appalling, achievement. Dunleavy has been so bad that the Recall Dunleavy…

3633 Anton Avenue, North Pole, Alaska

Reality Bites


WC and Mrs. WC, returning from a few days at the family cabin outside of McCall, Idaho, drove through Cascade, Idaho. The community lost its lumber mill some years ago, and has been limping along on tourism and outdoor recreation since, trading off of its proximity to Cascade Reservoir Lake. Mrs. WC mentioned that the…

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How We Pissed It All Away, Part 3


This is the third part of a series on Alaska’s spendthrift ways. Here’s the first piece. Here’s the second piece. Do you know about cargo cults? The term is somewhat perjorative, and has fallen into disuse, but it was a belief system among members of a relatively undeveloped society in which adherents would practice superstitious rituals…

Alaska Marine Highway Ferry M/V Aurora (not presently in service)

How We Pissed It All Away, Part 2


This is the second part of a series on Alaska’s spendthrift ways. Here’s the first piece. WC has written at length – perhaps at tedious length – on Alaska’s utter folly in tying its state economy and its state government budget to the price of crude oil. There was actually a time, back when Alaska…

Mike Dunleavy, Alaska's governor, Bog help us

Mike Dunleavy, Cat Poop and Pretend


One difference between WC and Dermot Cole is that Dermot is a journalist and WC is just another irresponsible blogger.1 As this blog post will show. Dermot Cole ran a fine essay recently, showing just how hypocritical and dishonest Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy is when it comes to Alaska’s state budget. Dermot effectively demonstrated by…

North Pole Refinery, a/k/a Flint Hills

Williams’ Chickens Come Home to Roost


WC and Judge – formerly Justice – Warren “Skip” Matthews don’t get along. There’s a reason, and it’s really none of your business, but ex-spouses of judges and justices sometimes need lawyers, too. To his great credit, Skip Matthews came out of retirement to serve as the trial judge in the North Pole Refinery mess.…