Posts Tagged ‘polticians’

June 2nd, 2015 - 1:09 am § in America

Where Did Hastert Get $3,500,000?

While the Tea Party rails that our Senators and Representative serve too long and make too much money, the bigger question so how is that they make so much money beyond their salaries. This question is not limited to Repugnants.  Even Dwight Eisenhower .. after a life on the modest income of a sold[...]

June 28th, 2012 - 11:50 pm § in Uncategorized

WASTATE: McKenna issues non-statement on health care ruling

OLYMPIA – Today the US Supreme Court upheld the 2010 Affordable Care Act. In a close decision, with multiple opinions, the Court ruled that the federal requirement to purchase health insurance—specifically a plan dictated by government regulators – does not violate the Constitution. The state[...]

November 4th, 2011 - 9:53 am § in America, Politics, The Ave Scene

John McKay: The residual remnant of the rational republicans

Is John McKay the remnant of promise in the Republican Party? The Seattle Weekly has a long paen of praise for John McKay, mostly centered around his support for regulated but legal sales of pot. The article, however, says something else.  Nina Shapiro describes something quire important, a rationa[...]

October 13th, 2011 - 12:57 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics, The Ave Scene

People of color should not vote with everybody else!

Majority-minority? by N in Seattle at HorsesAss has a great post on the effort to increase a “majority minority” Congressional district south of Seattle … you know where all of those black, yellow, brown, people live unless they are Korean, Indian, Lummi, or Chinese. The proponents[...]

October 12th, 2011 - 10:31 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

UW AAUP Censors a post about the NIH.

A few days ago I posted a very important issue .. the 50% decline in funding rates at he NIH since the early 2000’s.  I discussed why this should be of concern to all of us interested in the University School of Medicine. I also suggested that our federal representatives need to be educated a[...]

September 14th, 2011 - 10:48 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle Scene: Rooting for the Two Mcs .. McG and McD.

Over at Horsesass, Carl brags that McDermott and McGinn, our Congressman and mayor and two of Carl’s favorites,m are doing great things cuz te city is going to spend 10 million bucks remodeling an old building in pioneer square.  GREAT NEWS! Yep, I am impressed!  McD (I guess) gets credit fo[...]

September 8th, 2011 - 10:18 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, The Ave Scene

The Cam Cop Craze

 Holy 1984! Bruce Harrell, a city councilman who has self designated himself as a representative of people of color, has taken up the Copcam cause.  The idea is to mount videocams on the cops  .. presumably only when they are on duty .. to assure that the cops can be held responsible for their ac[...]

July 19th, 2011 - 10:39 am § in Politics, The Ave Scene

Breaking News: Could Kucinich turn WA-01 red in 2012?

Kucinich Kucinich According to the Huffington Post Dennis Kucinich has chosen Washington’s first District, Jay Insleee’s current district, as his new home. Dennis Kucinich has been appearing at every opportunity someplace or other amongst gatherings of Seattle’s committed liberals.[...]

July 13th, 2011 - 9:49 am § in Misc., Politics, The Ave Scene

The UW in Comments at the Seattle Times

A colleague on the AAUP Listserve bemoans the criticism he finds in comments on the blog run by the Seattle Times,. I think my colleague is worried about the wrong problem.  The Times itself is a relic, a wrecked ship afloat on the remains of Blethen family fortunes.  The website is likely better [...]

July 11th, 2011 - 12:27 pm § in America, Politics, The Ave Scene

Two Views: Is McKenna hiding from cameras?…… campaigning in the closet?

Frightened by a camera, Rob McKenna retreats to the “cupcake table” from HorsesAss by Darryl, 07/08/2011, 11:01 AM The King County Young Republicans met at the North Bellevue Community Center last night to hear Rob McKenna speak. It didn’t go as planned. The event was held in a public venue, a[...]