Posts Tagged ‘McDermott’

November 7th, 2015 - 11:27 am § in Misc.

David Brewster: Is Sawant Running For Jim’s Seat?

David Brewster :  Josh Feit of Publicola has an important take on the election: Sawant won re-election but lost the election. She proved to have few coattails for other candidates and may find she has only one real ally among the 9 councilmembers, namely Mike O’Brien. This outcome reminds me[...]

November 2nd, 2014 - 9:23 am § in Uncategorized

Time for Jim to Go .. to Spokane?

Jim McDermott, will be reelected to Congress.  That makes me sad. Jim is our local politician activist, showboat of the progressives , and Congressman.  He still think she lives in Seattle .. a city dominated by unions, the blue class workers of his past.  Jim’s mantra has been anti war, pr[...]

September 18th, 2014 - 1:19 am § in Misc., Politics, The Ave Scene

According to Nate Silver, Senate control is now a toss-up. He credits Democrats’ massive fundraising efforts. Will a Drink With McDermott Help?

  Happy Hour Hilliards Brewery & Tap Room 819 5th Avenue North Seattle, WA Thursday, September 25th   6pm Suggested donation $25   RSVP to Dayna Lurie at [email protected] or click here[...]

January 13th, 2014 - 6:10 am § in The Ave Scene

The Sad State of Seattle Unions

While my liberal friends remain fixed on the  idea that Jim McDermott represents the future because he has union support, recent events suggest that sunny Jim’s time has run out because Seattle is no longer a union town. Jim’s well meaning supporters may not have noticed but redistrict[...]

March 14th, 2012 - 10:51 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

NIH Budget Crunch

There is a petition to the White House to increase the NIH budget for FY 2013. This petition was started by Steve Metzler at Johns Hopkins. The current White House proposal calls for a flat NIH budget. After factoring in inflation, flat funding is an equivalent of a funding cut. Research is already [...]

March 14th, 2012 - 10:11 am § in UW

UW Rankings: UW Med Ranks at the top of BOTH Research and Primary Care!

Somebody should share this with Jim McDermott Our Congressman continues, as far as I know, to be utterly unaware of the prominence of the UW …. By KING 5 News U.S. News & World Report has ranked several University of Washington[...]

February 1st, 2012 - 12:46 pm § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges

URGENT: Presidents’ Mtg tonight at Town Hall

WA State Presidents Promote  Higher Education Funding in Washington Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00pm Great Hall; enter on 8th Avenue. $5. I spoke with a reporter who will be attending this tonight.  He asked me a lot of questions … more about areas of controversy than about the[...]

January 11th, 2012 - 1:35 am § in Uncategorized

Seattle’s White Haired Congressman

from Seattle Salmon The Other Washington- Seattle Congressman Jim McDermott made a bet.  At a press conference convened at Washington D.C.’s famed dive, the Tune Inn, “Bahgdad Jim” boasted that he could do anything – ANYTHING – and still be reelected in 2012.  “Anything?” asked the S[...]

January 10th, 2012 - 10:34 am § in Misc.

Jim McDermott’s Summer Reading

What Jim McDermott read last summer.[...]

October 10th, 2011 - 11:10 am § in America, Science, UW

Is the NIH Imploding?

IMAGINE THE REACTION TO A 50% CUT IN DEFENSE! That is the REALITY at the NIH. IMAGINE THE REACTION TO A 50% CUT IN DEFENSE! That is the REALITY at the NIH. Figures just published on Genomeweb look grim.  The good news is that the NIH grant success rate is now 17.4%.  The bad news […][...]