Index of entries from November 2012
November 30, 2012
Costco, Tax the Rich, Fiscal Cliff
by warrenpeterson, 04:39 PM, 118 Comments
Whether Congress passes Obama's tax the rich or we go over the fiscal cliff, taxes are going up in 2013. So if you are rich, especially if dividends constitute a significant portion of your income, you'd want to move as... [read more]

November 28, 2012
My Sympathies To Jim Walker's Friends And Family
by Jim Miller, 08:22 AM, 12 Comments
I only met "the Orb" a couple of times, but enjoyed both encounters. More importantly, over the years I came to value the considerable contribution he made with his web site. According to the notice, they hope to revive the... [read more]

November 27, 2012
Benton Versus Probst
by Jim Miller, 07:57 PM, 37 Comments
The final count gives Don Benton the win, with 27,538 votes to Tim Probst's 27,460 votes. It's likely there will be a recount, since the two are not good friends. Feel free to speculate about a possible recount, or the... [read more]

November 26, 2012
Why Did The Washington Poll Miss So Badly On The Presidential Race?
by Jim Miller, 07:10 PM, 10 Comments
Almost all the votes have been counted here in Washington state, so we can look at just how close "Wave 2" in the Washington poll came to the almost-final result. And what we find is genuinely puzzling.  President Obama currently... [read more]

November 25, 2012
Bellevue wants a train, but not the ugly place to store it
by Ron Hebron, 04:39 PM, 26 Comments
Bellevue thinks it would be really cool to have a light-rail train coming to it from Seattle. (Or vice versa; they are very sensitive about comparisons to Seattle.) But they want the ugly place to store the trains somewhere else.... [read more]

November 24, 2012
Guess which country lowered its carbon emissions most
by Ron Hebron, 05:20 PM, 21 Comments
Would you guess the United States of America? Yes. The USA lowered its carbon emissions the most over the past six years; that's the years since Kyoto Protocol went into effect. Blame Bush. President Bush and the US were vilified... [read more]

November 18, 2012
If I Understand The Seattle Times Correctly
by Jim Miller, 05:04 PM, 52 Comments
We should elect Senators Murray, Cantwell, and company — but not pay them. The first part is easy to understand, since the Times endorsed both in their latest runs for the Senate.  (Murray was elected, with the endorsement of the... [read more]

November 16, 2012
Want to pay for more renewable energy?
by Ron Hebron, 08:01 AM, 37 Comments
Seattleites: Want to pay for more renewable energy? Every month? It's voluntarily. Seattle now gets 96.5% of its electricity from renewable sources. Don't you want it to be higher? I don't see the problem. I live outside the city limits,... [read more]

November 15, 2012
If Elected, Senator Murray Will Not Serve
by Jim Miller, 12:53 PM, 60 Comments
Washington state senior senator Patty Murray wants to be chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.  But she will not promise to pass a budget. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) confirmed Thursday that she will seek the chairmanship of the Senate Budget... [read more]

November 13, 2012
A Kind Word For Washington Secretary Of State Sam Reed And His Office
by Jim Miller, 02:03 PM, 17 Comments
I often look at state election results, especially during vote counting.   The state sites vary widely in ease of use. The best that I have seen, by a considerable margin, is Washington state's.   The site displays the results... [read more]

November 11, 2012
Veterans Day Open Thread
by Jim Miller, 04:28 PM, 98 Comments
Here's my own by now traditional post for this day. (I fear that it will annoy our resident leftists.)... [read more]

November 09, 2012
Wonder Why Obama Won? Do the Math.
by warrenpeterson, 06:21 PM, 236 Comments
Do the math. Obama had re-election in the bag from the get-go. This is the conclusion of a fascinating article by Ken Bensinger of the Los Angeles Times. Taking data from all the polls at face value and running computer... [read more]

Plantu Explains The 2012 Election To The Seattle Times
by Jim Miller, 07:51 AM, 25 Comments
On Wednesday, our local monopoly newspaper gave us a front page that could have been designed by the Obama campaign.  (And may have been, for all I know.) There was a giant picture of the smiling Obamas under a headline,... [read more]

November 08, 2012
Election Angst, Fearing the Future
by warrenpeterson, 02:10 PM, 137 Comments
Two days after the election and I am still depressed. I share "National Review" writer Victor Davis Hanson's concern that we may have crossed the dependency line where more voters are takers than payers. We are headed down a slippery... [read more]

November 07, 2012
Open Election Thread
by Jim Miller, 03:14 PM, 71 Comments
In which you can opine about our recent elections, as long as you keep your comments family friendly. As usual, I'll give you something to start with. All of you, especially those on the left, will want to congratulate me... [read more]

November 05, 2012
The Benghazi Failure Is Fox's Fault
by Jim Miller, 01:01 PM, 56 Comments
All right, that's too strong as a description of this Seattle Times editorial. But it is true that the only organization blamed in the editorial is Fox. Fox News delivered a twisted narrative that was inaccurate no matter how often... [read more]

Vote for Rob McKenna, but not because Metro employee stole his signs
by Ron Hebron, 07:14 AM, 17 Comments
Vote for Rob McKenna because he will be a better governor - Sea Times - National Federation of Small Business - WA Realtors - Veterans - not because a Metro Transit worker was photographed stealing and destroying his yard signs.... [read more]

November 04, 2012
Obama's Benghazi Failure?
by Jim Miller, 09:44 AM, 17 Comments
Ordinarily, I post on international subjects on my own site, not here at Sound Politics. But I am making an exception because, as far as I can tell, our local news organizations have avoided this story, as much as they... [read more]

November 03, 2012
Ban MSNBC?
by warrenpeterson, 08:58 PM, 17 Comments
The left demands that Fox News be forced off the air because they say Fox is biased (read "They are conservative and therefore should be silenced."). But one study of the media tells a different story. Pew Research released a... [read more]

November 02, 2012
Open Thread Friday
by Jim Miller, 12:56 PM, 38 Comments
In which you can opine on anything, as long as you keep it family friendly. This would be a good time to make any election predictions.  I've been fascinated to see that almost all partisans now think that their side... [read more]

November 01, 2012
Vote Fraud In Daley's Chicago
by Jim Miller, 08:43 PM, 3 Comments
Mike Royko, in his biography of Richard J. Daley, Boss, explained some of the techniques. Despite all these safeguards and its lopsided superiority over local opposition, the Machine never fails to run scared.  For this reason, or maybe out of... [read more]

President Obama Is A Pro-Abortion Extremist
by Jim Miller, 09:42 AM, 0 Comments
For some months I had been planning to write a post making that point, but then Timothy Carney did it for me, and did it better than I could have done. In this detailed column, Carney shows that Obama has... [read more]

Things and Things
by pudge, 06:06 AM, 16 Comments
We now live in a world where it is "disturbing" to call something a "thing." Maybe if I were a lot dumber I could understand how this is "disturbing." John Koster simply said that a living human child in the... [read more]

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