The Alaska State Capitol Building, home of the Alaska Legislature

When in Danger, When in Doubt…


When in danger, When in doubt, Run in circles Scream and shout! – Popularized in Herman Wouk, The Caine Mutiny (1951), which describes it as an ancient adage. For months years now, WC has criticized the Republican majority coalition in the Alaska Legislature for its inaction, its failure to come to grips with fiscal realities, and its inertia and…

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Garbage Overflowing Out of the Trumpster


(Some few decades ago, WC drove behind the old University Mall Safeway in Fairbanks on a hot summer day. The big dumpster had oozed a stream of nastiness all the way across Rewak Street. WC drove through it, and the putrescence splattered all over the undercarriage of the truck. The stench was so bad that when…

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2015 in Review: Religion


Some you find it odd that an avowed atheist like WC makes religion a subject for his annual, end-of-the-year review. It’s not an endorsement or a condemnation. Lots of folks seem to enjoy religion and derive enjoyment from fiddling with it. WC has no quarrel with them. Rather, WC is increasingly concerned that the religious…

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Right-Wing Hypocrisy Refresher


It’s been a long time since WC spent some time with the egregious hypocrites that seem to be commonly found in the leadership of the Republican Party. It’s been long enough, apparently, that some folks are accusing WC of having no reason to be so cynical about the Republican Party. It’s very nearly an endless process,…

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Equal Time for African-Americans: Ben Carson


After The Donald and Carly Fiorina, Dr. Ben Carson is the Republican presidential wannabe that WC finds most offensive. Not because of his skin color; not because he is a neurosurgeon; not even because he has staked out an impossibly right-wing political position. WC dislikes Dr. Carson because he intentionally says stupid, offensive and outrageous things…