Index of entries from January 2013
January 28, 2013
Stop Living in Fear
by pudge, 08:45 AM, 110 Comments
I hear all the time from anti-gun folks that people who "cling" to their guns (and religion) are living in fear. In my experience, it's precisely the opposite. I don't live in any sort of fear. But almost without exception,... [read more]

January 27, 2013
Burning Batteries, Boeing, And Japan, Inc.
by Jim Miller, 02:50 PM, 0 Comments
New York Times columnist James Stewart wonders whether those burning batteries on Boeing's Dreamliner might be a result of the tacit bargain Boeing has made with Japan. In the column, Stewart argues that Boeing dominates the market for commercial aircraft... [read more]

January 26, 2013
Know Your Neoconservatives
by Jim Miller, 06:26 PM, 0 Comments
For years, the principal neoconservative journal was the Public Interest.  It has ceased publication, but the back issues can be found here. Anyone who wants to understand the neoconservatives — out of curiosity or to know an enemy — will... [read more]

Noncitizens registered to vote in Washington
by Ron Hebron, 07:50 AM, 92 Comments
Washington is registering non-citizens to vote. Why? A Canadian citizen with green card residing in Washington received a voter registration card. Why? We don't know in which county, etc., this happened but I have a friend who had the same... [read more]

January 18, 2013
Congratulations To Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn
by Jim Miller, 07:05 AM, 164 Comments
His city has moved up 14 places in the Orkin index, and is now 13th on the Orkin list of 50 American cities with bedbug infestations. How seriously should we take this index?  Not very.   Orkin is counting treatments... [read more]

January 17, 2013
Answer To Monday's Problem
by Jim Miller, 01:41 PM, 0 Comments
I had thought the answer was obvious, but some commenters failed to see it, so I suppose I should explain. Which reminds, me, naturally, of an old joke. A very famous mathematician was explaining a complex mathematical proof to a... [read more]

January 16, 2013
Open Post on Guns
by pudge, 09:03 AM, 105 Comments
So far Obama has announced three broad proposals to the legislature regarding guns. 1. Obama wants to ban all private sales of guns. Government must be involved in every gun sale, via a background check, even if it means selling... [read more]

January 15, 2013
Senate Democrats Feign Bipartisanship
by pudge, 08:34 AM, 37 Comments
But Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Kent, said the coalition has refused to talk with the minority Democrats ever since Republicans recruited Tom and Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, to join their ranks. "We've seen surprise after surprise. It's the kind of politics... [read more]

No Jack Lew
by pudge, 08:30 AM, 41 Comments
This is why I oppose Jack Lew for Treasury. He repeatedly said Obama's budget would be reducing the debt, but his own numbers showed an increase in the debt every year. He lied, both on TV shows and directly to... [read more]

January 14, 2013
Jay Inslee Is Picking Many "Insiders" For His Administration
by Jim Miller, 02:58 PM, 39 Comments
The Washington State Republican Committee is saying that — which won't surprise you — but so is partisan Seattle PI columnist Joel Connelly, as you can see here and here Gov.-elect Jay Inslee, again drawing on experience in Olympia and... [read more]

January 11, 2013
Seahawks Open Post
by Jim Miller, 12:32 PM, 34 Comments
In which you can congratulate the team, practice cheers for Sunday, make predictions, or put up anything else relating to their season and the game with Atlanta.... [read more]

January 08, 2013
Cinderella Gregoire
by Ron Hebron, 04:21 PM, 84 Comments
Poor Christine Gregoire. She didn't get her "Cinderella moment." She didn't get to bask in the glory of her victory as governor; she didn't get to wear the princess gown. It just wasn't fair. Tacoma News Tribune Maybe it's because... [read more]

January 03, 2013
Senator Tom Switches Back
by warrenpeterson, 07:18 PM, 75 Comments
The 2013-2014 Washington State Legislature convenes Monday, January 14, 2013 in what was to be a typical Blue State climate - Democrat Governor and Democrat control of both houses of the legislature. However, thanks to two Democrat state senators, a... [read more]

January 02, 2013
Senator Murray, Meet Dr. Jones And Candy Jones
by Jim Miller, 09:08 AM, 23 Comments
In which your humble correspondent offers an example in his effort to understand the thinking of our president, and Washington state's senior senator, Patty Murray. Here is the message in a letter I just sent (by email) to Senator Murray:... [read more]

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