Posts Tagged with "politics"

Facts=Mental Illness, Apparently

Saturday, March 13, 2010

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Before I begin this story, let me make it clear that I am in no way making light of mental illness or the unimaginable pain and suffering that those with mental illness often suffer. And as you’ll see from the story, the reference regarding mental illness was not mine, but directed at me. This is […]

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What Am I, Some Sort of Activist?!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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[First part of the story, Why Government Agencies Need a Social Media Policy…] Had a good talk with the Community Relations Manager for the City of Tacoma regarding the previous post and the events surrounding it in November. As it turns out, my initial email to my then-Councilman had more effect than I would have […]

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I Used to Respect Liberals…

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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Back in 2003, I was involved in a conservative counter-protest group whose purpose was to attend–and counter-protest–some of the local leftist “peace” protests at the time. There were two instances where I gained a lot of respect for a certain strain of liberal…the ones who actually stood by their principles. One was a man who […]

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Quote of the Day

Thursday, October 22, 2009

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“A cult of personality arises when a country’s leader uses mass media to create an idealized and heroic public image, often through unquestioning flattery and praise.” Compliments of Pravda, of all places. Interesting article that I don’t fully agree with. But the quote above is spot-on.

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Quote of the Day

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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Complaints are everywhere heard from our most considerate and virtuous citizens, equally the friends of public and private faith, and of public and personal liberty, that our governments are too unstable, that the public good is disregarded in the conflicts of rival parties, and that measures are too often decided, not according to the rules […]

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The Healthcare Debate: I Am At a Loss

Saturday, September 19, 2009

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One of the arguments that has come up in the healthcare debate is this: “well, it’s better than nothing”. For the life of me, I cannot understand the logic in this AT ALL. Let’s say you run out of gas and are on the side of the freeway. I stop to help, you tell me […]

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My FOIA Request

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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So today I am sending my official Freedom of Information Act request for information regarding the White House “snitch” email reporting site. By federal law, response must be made within 20 days…though it’s not exactly clear when that 20 days begins. (Our federal laws not being clear?! Who’d have thought…) Below is the letter sent, […]

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Addendum, Part 2, to Tacoma City Council District 4

Sunday, August 9, 2009

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In the spirit of fairness I wanted to provide the answers from Marty Campbell to the questions posed to the campaigns. Below are the versions of the questions I sent him in regular text, with his answers in italics, and my comments in red as before. What do you consider to be the #1 issue […]

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Addendum to Tacoma City Council District 4

Saturday, August 8, 2009

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(previous post here)The third candidate for the 4th District, Marty Campbell, came by today. Seemed nice enough, but wanted to give him the same consideration I gave the other candidates…plus I am curious to see the responses. So emailed off the questions. Stayed tuned.

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I Turned Myself In…

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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I was going to wait until tomorrow, but I determined I was far too dangerous to wait that long… So I turned myself into the White House. If you are not sure what I’m talking about, check it out here. The Administration of Barak Obama is asking to great citizens to snitch each other out, […]

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