Archive for October, 2009

Vote NO on Washington Initiative 1033

Many states are having serious problems making their budgets work.  There is a well known situation in California where services have been cut drastically and the government has ground to a halt in the last year.  It is easy to blame the governor and legislators for this, but the biggest problem is the existence of […]

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For King County Voters

Yes, I don’t live in King County or Seattle at the moment, but I have spent nearly half my life ’round those parts.  I am not going to get too original here, but I have noted that the folks over at Seattle Transit Blog have made the same choices for the Seattle City Mayor & […]

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Pretending that Our Government Has Common Sense

Sometimes you read a story and you just have to wonder how things got this far. An article in today’s Oregonian tells us the story of a 19-year-old Vancouver WA girl named Blanca Catt.  Despite having a hard start in life, she had become a success story of a bad situation turning out well.  But […]

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Vote APPROVE on Washington Referendum 71

Vote-by-mail ballots are on their way out for the upcoming election in Washington. It’s time to look at some of the issues to be decided. Again, we are looking mostly at issues that have clear choices. In the latest legislative session, the Washington Legislature decided correctly to expand the rights of domestic partners in the […]

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No, Not Those Olympics

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is very protective of the “Olympics” brand in this country.  Of course they are, as they spend a lot of money on marketing themselves and the international sports festival that they participate in.  I have no issue with the organization protecting themselves from businesses who want to get a […]

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Introducing Cascadia Daily Photo

For those of you who follow Cascadia Journal, you are certainly a patient bunch, considering that my posting frequency has been low due to other recent commitments.  Thank you for being here. To everyone, I would like to introduce another blog project that I am working on.  It will not replace this one.  I will […]

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Discrimination makes for Odd Arguments

In a recent news story covered nationwide, a gay Texas couple who had been married in Massachusetts, but are now Texas residents, wanted to file for an amicable divorce.  The Family Law Court judge in the case ruled that she would hear the case for the divorce. In Texas, there is one of those recently-enacted […]

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