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September 27, 2015

In his call for a Special Session of the legislature to discuss a natural gas pipeline project, Governor Bill Walker surprised all the players by proposing a reserves gas tax on oil and natural gas. Such a tax would slam leaseholders on the Alaska North Slope for not bringing projects online.

September 4, 2015

While it is always a positive to see the Chief Executive visit the state, given the Obama regime’s hostility to resource development had a lot of us worried. So far, there are no new National Monuments (yet).

August 11, 2015

While the rest of the state is out chasing salmon and filling freezers, former Backbone member Bill Walker is busily “nationalizing” natural gas utilities here in Alaska, reversing a decades old move to privatization that has all but solved recent Railbelt natural gas shortages.

While the rest of the state is out chasing salmon and filling freezers, former Backbone member Bill Walker is busily “nationalizing” natural gas utilities here in Alaska, reversing a decades old move to privatization that has all but solved recent Railbelt natural gas shortages.

May 21, 2015

One of the really ugly pathologies falling out of the welfare state is the destruction of civilized behavior by those who have been on the public dole for generations. Here in the US, it is most apparent in the primarily black inner cities where only 17% of children are raised by two parent families.

One of the really ugly pathologies falling out of the welfare state is the destruction of civilized behavior by those who have been on the public dole for generations. Here in the US, it is most apparent in the primarily black inner cities where only 17% of children are raised by two parent families.

April 26, 2015

Question: What happens when the Governor decides he really wants to be Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G)? Answer: He starts recommending “cost effective” wildlife control techniques to his appointees.

Question: What happens when the Governor decides he really wants to be Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G)? Answer: He starts recommending “cost effective” wildlife control techniques to his appointees.

April 16, 2015

Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing time after time and expecting different results. We see that once again with Senator Bill Wielechowski’s (D, IBEW) op-ed over the weekend decrying senate budget cuts as somehow being against Alaskan values.

Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing time after time and expecting different results. We see that once again with Senator Bill Wielechowski’s (D, IBEW) op-ed over the weekend decrying senate budget cuts as somehow being against Alaskan values.

April 5, 2015

One of the rites of spring for my youngest and me is to take an afternoon in April and attend the Great Alaska Sportsman’s Show here in Anchorage. Part of the reason is to look at all the new toys. Part is to reconnect with people I know. Part is to take a look at the anti-development jackals and see what their latest pack of lies is.
 

One of the rites of spring for my youngest and me is to take an afternoon in April and attend the Great Alaska Sportsman’s Show here in Anchorage. It tends to refocus the mind from removing ice and snow from the driveway to preparing for the upcoming fishing and hunting season here in Alaska.

March 24, 2015

We finally have a moderately rational argument in favor of the water reservation file for Middle Creek, a tributary of the Chuit River 45 miles west of Anchorage.

March 4, 2015

The latest trick used by the anti-development, anti-resource extraction, and anti-job crowd is the use of exclusive water rights as a vehicle to shut down projects. The current example is the Chuit River west of Anchorage where PacRim Coal wants to build a coal mine.

The latest trick used by the anti-development, anti-resource extraction, and anti-job crowd is the use of exclusive water rights as a vehicle to shut down projects. The current example is the Chuit River west of Anchorage where PacRim Coal wants to build a coal mine. http://www.chuitnacoalproject.com/

February 23, 2015

The Federal Subsistence Board met here in Anchorage Jan. 21 – 23 at the Dena’ina Center. During the meeting, it entertained three proposals for subsistence fishing in SouthCentral Alaska. Two proposals for a pair of gill net locations across the Kenai and one for a set net location across the upper Kasilof were approved.

January 18, 2015

5th Annual Anchorage
Banquet & Fundraiser

Saturday February 7, 2015
No-host Bar open at 4:30 pm - Fabulous Dinner at 7:00 pm
Door prizes, Raffles and Auctions
Egan Center
 

5th Annual Anchorage
Banquet & Fundraiser

January 16, 2015

It is always fun to speculate what comes next in the political world. Today’s episode concerns former US Senator Mark Begich and what he is going to do next.

It is always fun to speculate what comes next in the political world. Today’s episode concerns former US Senator Mark Begich and what he is going to do next.

January 11, 2015

Perhaps the new budget wars give us here in Alaska the opportunity to start deconstructing the education blob and replacing it with something more responsive to the needs of the parents, students and the working world our children (and ourselves) are having to deal with.

The budget wars have been joined with the new administration gleefully cancelling infrastructure projects regardless of cost and regardless of positive future economic impact.

December 24, 2014

There is a 200 mile proposed road in Alaska starting near Fairbanks and stretching west and north to give access to a mining district in the region. It is called the Ambler Road and is in the midst of route selection. There are few roads in that part of the state.

There is a 200 mile proposed road in Alaska starting near Fairbanks and stretching west and north to give access to a mining district in the region. It is called the Ambler Road and is in the midst of route selection. There are few roads in that part of the state. http://www.ambleraccess.org/projects/ambler/index.html

December 6, 2014

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.

November 11, 2014

Interesting election here in Alaska. All four of the democrat sponsored ballot initiatives passed. Three required a yes vote. One required a no vote. Unfortunately for the democrats, the positive outcomes on the initiatives did not drag their candidates across the finish line with them for the most part.

Interesting election here in Alaska. All four of the democrat sponsored ballot initiatives passed. Three required a yes vote. One required a no vote. Unfortunately for the democrats, the positive outcomes on the initiatives did not drag their candidates across the finish line with them for the most part.

October 18, 2014

Democrats found themselves quite a candidate to run for House District 13 in East Anchorage. Laurie Hummel is a 30-year Army Colonel who is painting herself as the very picture of fiscal restraint. She claims to be running because the last Legislature and LeDoux in particular simply spent too much money.

Democrats found themselves quite a candidate to run for House District 13 in East Anchorage. Laurie Hummel is a 30-year Army Colonel who is painting herself as the very picture of fiscal restraint. She claims to be running because the last Legislature and LeDoux in particular simply spent too much money.

October 16, 2014

Fox Hollow Chalet, 11701 Brayton Drive, Anchorage

Fox Hollow Chalet, 11701 Brayton Drive, Anchorage

October 2, 2014

Young Alaskans voting for the minimum wage act a lot like chickens voting for Colonel Sanders, as they are going to get a most unpleasant surprise in the days, weeks, months and years to follow their vote in support of this initiative.

Why would a national, very well-funded union-backed outfit based in Washington DC calling itself Working America be advertising campaign jobs to “Fight to raise the minimum wage” here in Anchorage? I found out about this one via a glossy color printed insert in the printed Alaska Dispatch News a few weeks ago.

September 24, 2014

Last Wednesday, a lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court for the State of Alaska, Third Judicial District at Anchorage by one Steve Strait challenging a regulation written by LtGov Mead Treadwell allowing the so-called unity ticket to proceed in November’s election.

Last Wednesday, a lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court for the State of Alaska, Third Judicial District at Anchorage by one Steve Strait challenging a regulation written by LtGov Mead Treadwell allowing the so-called unity ticket to proceed in November’s election. http://www.adn.com/article/20140917/lawsuit-challenges-decision-leading-...

September 16, 2014

at Simon and Seaforts

420 L St, Anchorage, AK 99501

at Simon and Seaforts

420 L St, Anchorage, AK 99501

September 16, 2014

7241 Setter Drive, Anchorage

please rsvp@parnell2014.com

7241 Setter Drive, Anchorage

please rsvp@parnell2014.com

September 16, 2014

Wednesday, September 17th at 6:00 p.m.

Gazebo behind the Regan Building on the Palmer-Wasilla Highway

3161 E Palmer Wasilla Hwy.
 

Wednesday, September 17th at 6:00 p.m.

Gazebo behind the Regan Building on the Palmer-Wasilla Highway

3161 E Palmer Wasilla Hwy.

There will be some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to accompany a brief presentation and announcement.