Posts Tagged ‘Inslee’

April 5th, 2016 - 1:37 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Is The UW Now Banned From Interactions with UNC?

Gov. Jay Inslee wrote a memo last week prohibiting non-essential state-funded travel to North Carolina:  “Our nation is rightfully moving toward increased acceptance and celebration of diversity. The discriminatory policies being promoted by North Carolina is not something our state condones or [...]

July 17th, 2012 - 9:27 am § in Politics

McKenna and Inslee, twins?

Washington’s two top candidates for governor talked to AARP-Washington members in back-to-back town-hall meetings this week. Neither Democrat Jay Inslee nor Republican Rob McKennadropped a bombshell in the telephone call-ins, and both said they want to see the federal Affordable Care Act put into [...]

June 27th, 2012 - 12:52 am § in The Ave Scene

Leading UW Regent Donates $$ to McKenna

Jeff Brotman, Democratic power donor, donates $5,000 to Rob McKenna, Seattle Times Jeff Brotman is well known as a UW regent, founder of Costco, and avid financial supporter of the UW. He has hosted Mr. Obama but now is also donating to Rob McKenna, the Republican candidate for governor. This is ver[...]

June 14th, 2012 - 12:52 pm § in Misc.

Republican calls McKenna a Rhino

from Sound Politics “I should blind myself to this dillwad’s desire to screw the community where *I* live (and HE doesn’t) and vote for that clown anyway? I should ignore it when he refers to Scott Walker “terrorizing” unions in Wisconsin and his refusal to try and brin[...]

June 14th, 2012 - 7:31 am § in Misc.

UPDATE: Gubernatorial debate now available from TVW

As promised before, the full video of the Washington State Governor and AG debates is available at TVW. You can read previous posts on the subject by clicking on the image of me. From what I see, McKenna may have aced this one.  Jay did come across as a real east sider .. farm boy […][...]

June 13th, 2012 - 11:06 pm § in Politics

Inslee and McKenna take very different positions on higher education

After experiencing  THE GRIM, ANTI-ACADEMIC ATMOSPHERE OF THE STATE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION, I am becoming utterly confused by the governor’s race. I am very troubled and want to ask myself what Thomas Jefferson  would do? Is this another choice between centrist conservatives .. like Washingto[...]

June 13th, 2012 - 3:32 am § in Politics

UPDATE: Republican easily won the first debate!

UPDATE: I did get to listen to yesterday’s debate in my car. Frankly, there was nothing new.  The questions were great, but Inslee and Ferguson lost badly.  Neither of them took advantage of their biggest weapons .. the association of McKenna and Dunn with an extremist, radicalized Republica[...]

June 12th, 2012 - 11:15 pm § in Hypocrisy, Misc.

The Inslee McKenna Debate, notes from Spokane

From the Spokesman Review Former Democratic Congressman Jay Inslee declined to promise that he would add a billion dollars in the next two-year budget to improve basic education in a way demanded by the state Supreme Court in a ruling made earlier this year. His opponent, Republican Rob McKenna did,[...]

February 27th, 2012 - 7:24 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Unions vs Teacher: Who is the bad guy?

Who Breaks a Butterfly Upon a Wheel by Bill Lyne An Open Letter to Nick Hanauer Our friends over at Publicola have recently been hosting a rousing debate between big bucks Democrat Nick Hanauer and WEA President Mary Lindquist on teachers’ unions and K-12 schools.  Here at the blog, we have a har[...]