Posts Tagged with "politics"

Politics: You’re Doing It Wrong

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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This is a topic I’ve been simmering on for quite some time, but here it is in abbreviated form: there is a quite valid reason I am no longer a Democrat (as originally registered) or a Republican. That reason is that regardless of the issue being discussed, the question isn’t about which side to be […]

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Republican Senate Leadership Survey

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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Apparently I’ve been tagged by someone, somewhere as a grassroots activist of sorts…yeah, who’d thought that?–and was sent this survey. Quite interesting, not only because I am no longer a member of the Republican Party, but because of the wording of some of the questions. They are quite obviously concerned about the TEA Party and […]

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Senator Patty Murray and False Imprisonment

Friday, June 18, 2010


I’ve been getting Senator Patty Murray’s email newsletter for a while now because I dared to ask her a question during the healthcare debate. The question was, of course, responded to only with the talking points of the Administration rather than being answered. But I digress. A couple months ago, I tried to unsubscribe (using […]

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NC Congressman Apology FAIL

Monday, June 14, 2010


If you haven’t seen the video yet, take a peek: [youtube=] His apology, 3 days in the making, included this gem: “I have seen the video posted on several blogs,” Etheridge said in a statement Monday. “I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction and I apologize to all involved.” “Throughout my many years of service […]

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Friday, May 21, 2010

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Still waiting on the response from Councilman Mello, but not holding my breath, despite the hits to yesterday’s post from the City of Tacoma’s network. The only response thus far as been from the Pierce County Democratic Party Chair (and frankly, I don’t think he looks anything like a chair, but I guess that’s yet […]

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Political Posturing…on Display

Thursday, May 20, 2010

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The below is the recorded podcast of the Frank Shiers show from yesterday. Move the slider to a little before the 10:00 minute mark (remaining time–intro is about 11:00 minute mark, but then there’s a commercial). Anyway…this is Tacoma City Councilman Ryan Mello defending the AZ resolution before the Council. More audio at What […]

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Tacoma Delays Vote on AZ Resolution

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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So Tacoma decided, after spending hours upon hours at last night’s Council meeting–on a resolution that is nothing more than a lame attempt at political showmanship and clearly has little if anything to do with Tacoma–to delay the vote until next week so that it can pass. Despite actually voting on the resolution Courage, right? […]

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Tacoma Votes Tonight on Arizona…

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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…and in preparation for that, I’ve got a special surprise. As I noted yesterday, those Tacoma City Council members who choose to support this resolution rather than do what they were elected to do (that is, if not clear enough, to govern TACOMA) risk not only losing support for themselves, but having constituents actively campaign […]

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Taxes and Fairness

Sunday, May 2, 2010

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Had an interesting conversation via twitter (sorry, was via DM, so unsearchable) about taxes recently. This person was from a completely different political orientation than I am…pretty much diametrically opposed to me. This discussion ended up drifting toward the concept of taxation “fairness”. So I asked if he would support a flat-rate tax by which […]

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WA State Dept of Licensing Fraud

Friday, April 30, 2010


We got a renewal notice for the tabs on one of our vehicles today from the Dept of Licensing. Frankly, I’m curious how they can do what they did on the form without it being fraud. And I’m even talking about how the legislature did an end-around on the $30 tabs initiative years ago. No, […]

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