Posts Tagged ‘all politics is local’

October 13th, 2016 - 10:03 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: We get to vote .. one less electoral office

King County voters to decide on turning prosecutor into a nonpartisan job We vote on so many damn offices here that most folks have no idea whom they are voting for.[...]

October 8th, 2016 - 11:49 am § in Misc.

BREXIT: The Reasons Direct Democracy Fails

Perilous Plebiscites: Brexit Vote Underscores Limits of Direct Democracy – SPIEGEL ONLINE[...]

August 10th, 2016 - 9:00 am § in Misc.

How Gerrymandering can destroy Democracy ..and maybe hurt the GOP

The Republicans’ big gerrymander could backfire in a major way Meet the “dummymander.” WASHINGTONPOST.COM[...]

August 2nd, 2016 - 12:02 pm § in The Ave Scene


Clint Didier FACEBOOK WHAAAATTTTT?????? You won’t find CLINT DIDIER on the WSRP website this year. The Washington State Republican Party (WSRP) has a policy of excluding any Republican candidate from their website who is challenging an incumbent Republican seat, REGARDLESS OF THE VOTING RECORD or[...]

July 27th, 2016 - 8:48 am § in The Ave Scene

BERTHA POLITICS: Seattle Does Not Have a Political Machine

Dan Jacoby  FACEBOOK Having moved from the Empire State to the Evergreen State almost five years ago, I quickly noticed something about the difference in political machines. That difference is most notable in my Facebook feeds this week from people in Philadelphia. Pretty much every delegate from N[...]

January 13th, 2016 - 12:37 pm § in Misc.

Sorry Patty: I can not afford it!

Dear Stephen, I am writing to invite you to kick off this important election year with me by joining me for a small lunch in support of my campaign on February 5th. By far my most important job is listening to the people I represent and then going to the other Washington to share their […][...]

October 25th, 2014 - 10:51 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Ballot Recommendations: Two Sets of Similar Ideas

   Geov Parrish: This year’s general election ballots have been mailed out, and they’re…long. And complicated. Not to worry – I’m here to help. Because buried among the judicial races and “advisory vote” nonsense are some genuinely important, meaningful choices. Unlike this Augus[...]

August 7th, 2010 - 10:06 am § in Politics, The Ave Scene

Dear Darcy Burner

Recently, I posted on another blog about my disappointment of the path Darcy Burner, a former candidate for Congress from the Eastside,  has taken after loosing her campaign against Dave Reichert.  Darcy took offense.  My response explains some of the reasons I believe The-Ave is important. .. no[...]