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September 19, 2021

Where’s Don? Rep. Don Young is Most Absent Member of Congress

Once again, Alaska has topped the charts. Even though we have but one lone congressman, he holds a dubious dishonor. Yes, folks, Don Young is the least present member of the United States Congress. Representative Don Young of Alaska likes to get around his home state, and he does not let his voting schedule get in the way. One Tuesday in July when his fellow House Republicans voted for their signature budget measure, known as Cut, Cap and Balance, Mr. Young was the only one among them to miss the vote, for a charity fishing trip in Whittier. OK, a…

Three Days at Sea That Have Nothing to Do With Politics – Day Three (Updated with VIDEO)

7:43am – This morning’s “alarm clock” was a rapid series of loud bangings right over my head. The motor was already humming and we were making our way back in the direction of Whittier. I wasn’t sure if the banging sounds were intended for me, but then they came again, like someone urgently knocking on a door. My heart in my throat once again, I was up and out of my sleeping bag, and sliding the hatch open, expecting… I had no idea what. It turns out that this unexpected wake up call was far better than the threat of…