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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…

Jim Bakker

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,…

Dr. Ben Carson making his points

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…

Way Past Stupid

So Far Past Stupid


The Republican-led Majority Caucus has filed a lawsuit, seeking an injunction to prevent Governor Walker from implementing Medicaid expansion in Alaska. Mind you, the same buffoons could have taken action in the last session to take the action themselves. They didn’t. No, the Legislature didn’t vote Medicaid expansion down; the majority caucus kept it from…

Peddling Astroturf

Alaska NOT Conservation Trust: Greenwashing Comes to Alaska


The Anchorage Daily Dispatch reports there is a new charitable organization in Alaska, calling itself the Alaska Conservation Trust. The new kid has about as much to do with conservation as “clean coal.” ACT’s president is Greg Bell. Its single, part-time employee is Curtis Thayer, who was former Governor Sean “Captain Zero” Parnell’s Commissioner of Administration.…

Donald's full page ad in the Times. What's a lynch mob supposed to do?

The Donald: Robber Baron As Presidential Candidate


Donald Trump is an unapologetic, old-school robber baron. Who claims he wants to be president of the United States. WC has a hard time taking the Donald seriously. Even as a robber baron, he’s something of a belligerent, petulant clown. As a politician, he has a world-class case of foot-in-mouth disease with less knowledge of…