Index of entries from July 2012
July 27, 2012
This Song Goes Out To Congressional Candidate Suzan DelBene
by Jim Miller, 09:16 AM, 27 Comments
Who, in one of her TV commercials, is boasting about her service as Washington state's director of the Department of Revenue. So she wasn't just the taxman (or woman, if you prefer), she was the head taxman for the entire... [read more]

Candidate for Judge Responds
by warrenpeterson, 12:36 AM, 12 Comments
Below is a comment critical of my endorsement on Sound Politics of Marianne Jones for Superior Court, Position No. 42: 1. What is with the support for Marianne Jones? She's a disaster. She was rated unqualified by the King County... [read more]

July 26, 2012
How Much Did The Obama Visit Cost The 99 Percent?
by Jim Miller, 10:54 AM, 37 Comments
This Seattle Times article is typical of the coverage I've seen of his latest fund-raising visit.  They tell us how much Obama raised from the 1 percent (or the .1 percent), but they don't tell us how much the visit... [read more]

July 24, 2012
2012 Primary Election Recommendations
by warrenpeterson, 03:33 PM, 17 Comments
What factors are considered in making a recommendation? 1. I know the candidate or have heard him or her speak in public 2. Opinion of knowledgeable friends 3. Endorsed by law enforcement 4. Endorsed by Republican groups or and/or individuals... [read more]

Whatever It Takes?
by Jim Miller, 09:35 AM, 46 Comments
At the end of her first TV ad this year, Washington's junior senator, Democrat Maria Cantwell, says: "I'll do whatever it takes to put our people back to work." My first reaction was pleasure, since I hadn't known that she... [read more]

July 21, 2012
Egregious Media Bias
by warrenpeterson, 05:50 PM, 83 Comments
The police and aide car sirens in Aurora, Colorado were barely silent before reporter Brian Ross on ABC's "Good Morning America" linked the senseless mass murders to the Tea Party. They were forced to apologize when it was discovered that... [read more]

July 19, 2012
A Graph For Robert Mak
by Jim Miller, 10:27 AM, 46 Comments
(And anyone else who wants to think seriously about our economic problems.) Last Sunday, I watched Mak discuss whether Obama can win re-election with our current high unemployment.  In the discussion, Mak, and the people he interviewed and cited, used... [read more]

July 17, 2012
Hank Myers, State Representative Candidate, 48th District:
by Jim Miller, 12:28 PM, 8 Comments
At lunch time I was introduced to another candidate, Hank Myers, who's running for a seat in the 48th district. Myers has, judging from his web site, the right mix of experience to make a substantial contribution in our legislature.... [read more]

July 16, 2012
Neil Cavuto Nails It
by warrenpeterson, 02:28 PM, 84 Comments
Regardless of what you think about FOX News, Neil Cavuto's commentary on the presidential campaign is outstanding. Link to it HERE... [read more]

What Has Jay Inslee Accomplished As An Elected Official?
by Jim Miller, 10:56 AM, 29 Comments
Very little.  Who says so?  Jay Inslee (or at least his campaign). Don't believe me?  Then take a look at his first campaign commercial, which you can see at his web site.  In that longish political commercial, the former congressman... [read more]

July 13, 2012
Indicators of Hope for Change
by warrenpeterson, 08:43 PM, 57 Comments
No polling science, maybe just wishful thinking but there is some notional signs pointing to a Romney victory. Bumper Strips 2008 - Virtually every Volvo. Subaru and Pirus in Seattle displayed this bumper strip: Hope and Change Obama 2008 2012... [read more]

Voter Suppression! Voter Suppression!
by pudge, 06:44 AM, 31 Comments
There is one candidate for President who won an election by challenging the legitimacy of minority voters who supported minority candidates by using purges of the voter rolls. But despite the cries of racism from the Democrats when similar tactics... [read more]

July 11, 2012
Cheryl Pflug Looks Completely Nuts to Me
by pudge, 06:13 PM, 17 Comments
Long story short: Cheryl Pflug, Republican State Senator in WA, was bought off by Democrat governor Christine Gregoire: virtually the moment filing for office closed, Gregoire offered Pflug a cushy state job, and she accepted, leaving that previously safe seat... [read more]

July 10, 2012
Face It, He's Just Not That Into Us
by Jim Miller, 03:48 PM, 64 Comments
Joel Connelly makes a good point. With Vice President Biden's Monday visit as a model, administration nabobs make fast, almost furtive fund-raising forays into Seattle, underscoring a painful fact of our political life: The Obama campaign treats the Pacific Northwest... [read more]

July 06, 2012
Meet Any Interesting Candidates On The 4th?
by Jim Miller, 09:09 AM, 27 Comments
(Or elsewhere.) Just to get things started, I'll name the two I met at the Kirkland 4th celebration, Michael Baumgartner, running for the senate against Maria Cantwell, and Scott Reilly, running for insurance commissioner against Mike Kreidler. I had brief... [read more]

July 05, 2012
Leftists, Liberals, Progressives, Or Reactionaries?
by Jim Miller, 02:07 PM, 67 Comments
The Seattle Times editorial board has been describing some candidates as "progressives".   (For example.) Their term leaves me slightly confused, because the editorial writers don't say what makes these candidates "progressive". I am fairly sure that they mean candidates... [read more]

Stolen Valor Act
by pudge, 08:44 AM, 19 Comments
I see nowhere in the Constitution where the Congress is given authority to tell us we cannot lie, even about whether or not we received a military honor. The Supreme Court agreed last week, and struck down the Stolen Valor... [read more]

July 02, 2012
Primary Voter's Guide
by warrenpeterson, 06:19 PM, 2 Comments
Thanks to State Auditor Candidate James Watkins for publishing the url for the Online State Voters Guide. To see the Guide, click HERE... [read more]

July 01, 2012
There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
by Jim Miller, 01:33 PM, 64 Comments
Most adults know that by now, though children still have to learn it.   (For example.) (I am not old enough to remember the "free" lunches, but I do remember a joint in Chicago called the Pickle Barrel, which offered... [read more]

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