Some clarification is needed here

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Wed, Aug 30, 2006, 8:03 pm  //  Site Management

Gene Knutson is not knowingly part of any arrangement by Mark to succeed him as mayor. Below in yesterday's post I suggested just that but today I've been convinced that Gene is personally on the up and up and that he only learned yesterday for the first time that Mark was going for the new job. In all his years on the council, Gene has tried to be a straight up and honest representative. My apologies to Gene.

Now, that said, let us be careful to not apply that to all the process of replacing Mark. The process of his application by the new job leaves several questions. Did no one in the city know when he applied in July? Is Mark actively working the council members for his personal selection as his successor? And the big point - this quitting of an elective office a year before retirement is an old and corrupting procedure used to stifle the emergence of opposition candidates.
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Some clarification is needed here

Wed, Aug 30, 2006, 8:03 pm  //  Site Management

Gene Knutson is not knowingly part of any arrangement by Mark to succeed him as mayor. Below in yesterday's post I suggested just that but today I've been…

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A sweet dirty move

Tue, Aug 29, 2006, 8:04 pm  //  Site Management

Bellingham Mayor Mark Asmundson submitted his resignation today, effective Nov 1. My my. He continues an old corrupt practice of Whatcom County - resigning a year before his…

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Are we being conditioned to hate Iran?

Sun, Aug 27, 2006, 8:06 pm  //  Site Management

Yes. Is there truth in what we are being told by our corporate media and the Bush administration? No. Want an example of a lie and some truths…

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Fair voting. Instant Runoff voting

Thu, Aug 24, 2006, 8:10 pm  //  Site Management

What might be the biggest political issue of the next two years is - voting. Fair voting. Instant Runoff voting. The elimination of the crooked Diebold electronic voting…

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Is criticism of Israel also implied criticism of Jews?

Tue, Aug 22, 2006, 8:13 pm  //  Site Management

Especially American Jews? Does this show a prejudice against Jewish persons? Racism? Anti-Semite feelings?

Of course I say no, but then the knowing smiles greet me. It has been…

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Hezbolah not a terrorism group

Sat, Aug 19, 2006, 8:16 pm  //  Site Management

Today, Israel broke the UN cease fire agreement with a helicopter raid into northern Lebanon - along with fighter jets bombing the area. Why mention this? Because it…

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Probably the most informed and reliable political columnist in the state

Mon, Aug 14, 2006, 8:19 pm  //  Site Management

You can see a new link at the top of this page - to the writing of Joel Connelly, a Seattle PI columnist. His column normally appears each…

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Fair voting in this country is a myth

Thu, Aug 10, 2006, 8:23 pm  //  Site Management

A fraud, more exactly. How did Bush get elected a second time? We may learn 20 or 40 years from now that it was the Diebold electronic voting…

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Joe Lieberman’s website crash

Tue, Aug 08, 2006, 8:29 pm  //  Site Management

Lieberman lost. This is very good news for America. Hope that perhaps we Americans will overwhelm the forces of war in this country.

If you are a geek, this…

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In case you didn’t know

Sun, Aug 06, 2006, 8:33 pm  //  Site Management

- given US media skewed news - the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers on July 12 took place inside Lebanon - not Israel. The Israeli army routinely has…

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What is the US doing?

Sat, Aug 05, 2006, 8:35 pm  //  Site Management

Juan Cole's Informed Comment blog has it in a nutshell today. Check the Aug 5 post in his archive if you click this link after today. Israel is…

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