Posts Tagged ‘People’

March 14th, 2012 - 1:00 pm § in America, The Ave Scene

Mulally, the Book

Remember Boeing?  The aircraft company founded in Seattle that moved to Chicago to please McDonald Douglas?  Oh yeh .. after Alan Mulally rebuilt the commercial aircraft division?   What happened to Mulally .. the Seattle guy?[...]

March 12th, 2012 - 10:44 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle Times Turns Doonesbury to Editorial Page

The Seattle Times will run the strip in the national news section, rather than with other comics, said Executive Editor David Boardman. Boardman said the decision required much discussion, as well as research to verify that cartoonist Garry Trudeau’s take on the Texas law was essentially accur[...]

January 17th, 2012 - 9:01 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

LIBYA: Right of Return

  Aljazeera has an inspiring video about the return of Libyan emigres who fought and sacrificed with their countryman. Read also about a UW faculty member who is a prominent part of that fight.  [...]

January 2nd, 2012 - 9:16 am § in The Ave Scene

Shootout on Mount Rainier

Seattle Times:  Massive manhunt after ranger slain at Mount Rainier Benjamin Colton Barnes, left, is a person of interest in the fatal shooting of Park Ranger Margaret Anderson at Mount Rainier National Park. I have never understood the idea that a gun is defensive.  Would a rifle have protected R[...]

December 21st, 2011 - 11:58 am § in Hypocrisy

Darcy Burner, Nerd?

Darcy and I are both “Harvards.”  I am thrilled that my fellow alum  is bright, committed, and wants to be a Congressman. BUT Darcy needs to do something about the “her image” thing.  When Darcy ran for Congress before, Congressman Reichert made an issue … with lots [...]

December 11th, 2011 - 12:18 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Where Were the UW Faculty?????

Friday night I went with about 1000 friends to hear speeches on our economy. The speakers were Maria Cantwell and Elizabeth Warren, probably the most outspoken leaders for reform of  our management class excesses. Professor Warren was spectacular.  For the first time I heard a major speaker suppor[...]

December 11th, 2011 - 11:32 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle Center Proposes Experience Terrorism Center

Crosscut, David Brewster (excerpted) : ………  a neutral-to-sympathetic portrayal of terrorism through the centuries,………….something no other American city has had the vision or moral courage to do, at least yet. There would be hands-on weapon-building instruct[...]

December 7th, 2011 - 12:01 pm § in America, The Ave Scene

Dec 7

I was 10 years-old that Sunday morning, coming out of church with my elder sister to discover the congregation much chattering about events at Pearl Harbor.  We were in a Navy town, and nearly all of us had fathers or husbands directly affected.  That was the first time I saw a portable radio, by [...]

December 5th, 2011 - 10:05 am § in Politics, The Ave Scene

Does the Seattle Times advocate blackmail?

Editorial in Times Lawmakers must protect education, ask for voter approval to save other programs     SEN. Ed Murray has it right — that any ballot question asking voters to approve tax increases has to follow legislative action that fills the $2 billion shortfall. Otherwise, the Senate[...]

November 29th, 2011 - 6:01 am § in The Ave Scene

Tim Eyman on The SALES Tax

GREGOIRE’S 10% SALES TAX IS BUILT ON A FOUNDATION OF LIES Washington Legislature News by Tim Eyman, Sound Politics On Monday, Governor Gregoire said: “I am being honest with people of the state of Washington. I am not misleading, misinforming, distorting or anything. I have tried to be a[...]