Caribou from the Porcupine herd gather in a drainage of the Brooks Range in ANWR, June 2009. (Richard J. Murphy / ADN archive)

Young Calls Constituents Liars


The provision to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration and development remains in the so-called “tax bill”. Rep. Don Young (R, Assholes) reported to an industry support group recently, according to the Anchorage Daily News that “We have in there the ANWR provision,” he said of the deal being fashioned in the conference committee Wednesday.…

Embarrassing Alaskans Since 1972


Rep. Don Young (R, Any Alaskans Who Voted for Him) managed to embarrass himself on the floor of the U.S. House again on Thursday. During the debate on government spending, Rep. Young tried to insert an unrelated amendment on wildlife management. Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D, Washington) had the temerity to criticize Young’s proposed amendment. Young…

Young No More


The Alaska Dispatch News reports that Congressman Don Young (R, Senility) has announced he is running for another term. Young said, in a video from his office, “I like what I do. I’m good at what I do. I’m right for Alaska.” Of the the sentences, only the second is testable. Let’s look at a specific instance.…

The Nightmare Scenario


Sean “Captain Zero” Parnell is running for another term as Alaska’s Governor. But that’s not the nightmare scenario. No, the Nightmare Scenario is if Captain Zero wins, and U.S. Rep. Don Young dies or otherwise leaves office. And then Captain Zero appoints himself to the vacant seat. Piffle, you say, can’t happen? Consider the facts. We…