The Marijuana Bowl

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Sun, Jan 19, 2014, 8:39 pm  //  John Servais

Too funny to ignore. Checking news web sites in the hour after the Seahawks win shows only the British and the online Seattle PI willing to point out the elephant in the room. The Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks, representing Colorado and Washington states, the only two states in the Union to legalize the enjoyment of marijuana, have their teams in the Super Bowl. Awesome.  

Well, the straight laced media may choke on the entertainment value of this, but I'll bet the next two weeks reveal much fun in alternative media. And it will very effectively put this issue of a benign and enjoyable smoke right in front of all Americans and others around the world. The criminalization of weed would be a minor comedy except for the absurdly serious imprisonment of thousands - hundreds of thousands - of innocent and law abiding citizens. And the absurd reluctance of local police and elected officials everywhere to get real and accept the legalization of pot.  

Weed Bowl, Bong Bowl, Stoner Bowl, and of course -  This Bud's for You. All too  funny. Really nice.  

Riley Sweeney  //  Mon, Jan 20, 2014, 10:13 am

Let me be blunt, the Seahawks are going to smoke the Broncos. I mean, that score is going to be really really high.


The Marijuana Bowl

Sun, Jan 19, 2014, 8:39 pm  //  John Servais

Super Bowl ... Weed Bowl ... This bud's for you ... Bong Bowl ... Marijuana Bowl ... whatever. It is on!

1 comments; last on Jan 20, 2014

Boulevard Park Reopens

Sat, Oct 26, 2013, 7:36 pm  //  John Servais

Beach reconstruction is done at Boulevard Park on the Bellingham waterfront. Paths along shore are again open - and it looks good.

6 comments; last on Nov 01, 2013

Paper Dreams in Fairhaven

Next door to Village Books

Greenways Levy Money Used for AstroTurf

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15 comments; last on Jul 02, 2013

Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks

Thu, Jan 10, 2013, 11:23 am  //  John Servais

A digression from politics. Checking with Green Bay relatives turns up an unexpected hope by fans there.

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Skiing, Avalanches, and Internet Media-

Fri, Dec 21, 2012, 1:18 pm  //  John Servais

The Tunnel Creek avalanche and three skiers' deaths last February was a confusing tragedy. Experts killed. How did it happen?

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City Staff Lacks Impartiality On Dock Closure

Tue, May 15, 2012, 6:32 pm  //  Wendy Harris

A City staff memo on the Bloedel dock closure reads more like an advocacy brief

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Unlikely start to Mount Baker ski season

Mon, Oct 17, 2011, 1:17 am  //  John Servais

Actually, not the ski area, but rather on the mountain itself. Bit of local ski adventuring.

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From a Political Junkie: Splashmob in Bellingham!

Sat, Aug 27, 2011, 4:42 pm  //  Riley Sweeney

Riley attends a flashmob tossing water balloons

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Is Boulevard Park/Cornwall Landfill Overwater Walkway A Toxic Trail?

Wed, Dec 15, 2010, 9:07 pm  //  Guest writer

Wendy Harris writes about a multi million dollar planned city of Bellingham project.

9 comments; last on Dec 18, 2010

From a Political Junkie: Things to Waste My Time

Mon, Dec 13, 2010, 5:53 am  //  Riley Sweeney

Riley Sweeney explains what he does during his downtime between campaigns, and how you can waste time too.

2 comments; last on Dec 15, 2010

The Way I See It - Beware AHD

Wed, Feb 24, 2010, 6:00 am  //  Ham Hayes

Hockey night in Canada may be replaced.

2 comments; last on Feb 25, 2010

Fair Sports are the only way

Mon, Feb 15, 2010, 5:49 am  //  John Servais

Larry Ellison has won the America's Cup in sailing by playing fair. He is a fine example for us all.

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Troubling Vancouver Olympics

Mon, Feb 01, 2010, 1:55 pm  //  John Servais

The Olympic games are disruptive to civil rights wherever they are held. This is proving true again in Vancouver.

1 comments; last on Feb 04, 2010

Saving Blanchard Mountain

Sat, Oct 03, 2009, 8:00 am  //  Ken Wilcox

[This is an updated and abridged version of an article published earlier this year in The Wild Cascades, journal of the North Cascades Conservation Council]

Controversy is still stewi

1 comments; last on Oct 04, 2009

Wooden Boats

Fri, Sep 11, 2009, 8:00 am  //  Ken Wilcox

Whatever happened to the building of wooden boats on Bellingham Bay? The tradition and the history are rich here, as people like myself, oblivious to the craft, learned…

1 comments; last on Sep 13, 2009

Word to the Wild #3:  High Country Still Calling

Fri, Aug 28, 2009, 8:00 am  //  Ken Wilcox

If popular Cascade Pass has been on your to-do list this year, then now’s the time to-do it. This weekend or next would be especially good—because it’s about…

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Word to the Wild #2: Alps Outings / Mount Baker

Fri, Aug 21, 2009, 10:23 am  //  Ken Wilcox

Summer hiking in the American Alps (our fantabulous North Cascades) is at its zenith, and it's Friday and I'm already dyin' to get back out there.... so for…

1 comments; last on Aug 21, 2009

Boating accident reporting is missing from Herald

Wed, Jun 10, 2009, 10:02 am  //  John Servais

A few days ago, our community lost two young people to a tragic accident. A boating accident in Bellingham Bay. Yet we know almost nothing about them and…

3 comments; last on Jun 10, 2009

Word to the Wild #1:  The American Alps

Thu, Jun 04, 2009, 3:58 am  //  Ken Wilcox

This is the first installment of a new column by Ken Wilcox on the Northwest outdoors--for active, reactive and proactive people.

Much of interest is brewing these days in…

1 comments; last on Jun 05, 2009

Ski to Sea Weekend - a parking guide

Thu, May 15, 2008, 10:02 pm  //  John Servais

Alan Rhodes seems to want to be like Emmett Watson, the late writer about Lesser Seattle. However, Alan seems to lack Emmett's basic charitable view of his fellow…

2 comments; last on May 17, 2008

Hitting the Ground Running

Tue, Jan 08, 2008, 7:18 pm  //  John Servais

OK, we are running on the new server. And the design and programming are going well. I have cautious hope the transformed site will be running by early…

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Bellingham Herald editorial ethics

Thu, Nov 29, 2007, 7:00 pm  //  John Servais

A quick check of the below letter to the Herald website shows 76 comments have been posted. Me thinks this partially explains why the Herald prints and posts…

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Baseball, money and the American way

Sat, Mar 18, 2006, 7:54 pm  //  Site Management

Umpire Bob Davidson, our USA go-to cheater, is behind the plate for today's game between Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Of course his calls are to help defeat…

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The Mexicans beat us anyway

Fri, Mar 17, 2006, 2:00 pm  //  Site Management

We can all feel better as Americans today, as it turns out we did cheat last night in trying to beat the Mexicans. Whew. We did give it…

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We act like we have all the answers

Thu, Mar 16, 2006, 2:02 pm  //  Site Management

Somebody forgot to tell the Mexicans that they couldn't beat the US baseball major league all stars. Take a hint. Clemens pitching? A batting lineup of all stars?…

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A continuation of the Mar 13 post -

Wed, Mar 15, 2006, 2:04 pm  //  Site Management

when we - Americans in this case - do lose at something despite our cheating, we simply ignore it as best we can. We pretend it didn't happen.…

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How do Americans win? By cheating,

Mon, Mar 13, 2006, 2:10 pm  //  Site Management

of course. Today American baseball umpire Bob Davidson nicely reversed a call in the new Baseball Classic which gave the American team a win over the Japanese -…

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Deja vu of 1996

Sun, Jun 12, 2005, 4:35 pm  //  Site Management

Chuckanut Ridge is a controversy now - and it is deja vu of 1996. On October '96, NwCitizen broke new information and posted three reports that helped to…

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No MoveOn.org ad on CBS Super Bowl

Mon, Feb 02, 2004, 8:24 pm  //  John Servais

CBS said ad too controversial for Americans
Super Bowl is nice family occasion
FCC refused to speak out or monitor CBS
Ad with horse farting in woman's face is OK
Ad with…

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Super Bowl ad ‘too controversial’

Tue, Jan 27, 2004, 8:31 pm  //  John Servais

Moveon.org has a TV ad about the huge national deficit that George W is giving us. They have raised the million or more dollars to run it during…

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