Phoro courtesy Hotel Arthur, Flickr, Dec. 11, 2012

One of the refrains we hear from the Walker-ites and on the talk shows these days is that the fiscal crunch puts “everything on the table.” I would submit that everything is most certainly not on the table, as decisions by the new Walker administration will be driven by their worldview and prejudices just like those before they came into town.

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Our “good friends” from NOAA (/sarc) in their effort to “assist” offshore oil and gas exploration and development in the Arctic and Bering Seas designated over 350,000 square miles of Barents, Chukchi and Bering Seas as critical habitat for the protection of the threatened ringed seal.

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Sue Asplund of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association fired the next round of anti-development cage rattling on the editorial pages of the Dispatch Thursday, this one calling for cancelling oil and gas leases in Bristol Bay for all time. The excuse once again is any development will instantly and irrevocably destroy the fishery for all time.

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When we elect a lawyer as governor and they bring their fellow lawyers into the new government, one would logically question whose interests are being pursued? Those of the people of Alaska or those of the law firms employing those lawyers? This is the very essence of crony capitalism.

 

 

 

 

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One of the recent tricks by democrats in recent elections has been to split conservative votes by funding and backing libertarian candidates in closely contested elections.

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