Dick Conoboy

Citizen Journalist and Editor • Member since Jan 26, 2008

Dick Conoboy is a recovering civilian federal worker and military officer who was offered and accepted an all-expense paid, one year trip to Vietnam in 1968. He is a former Army Foreign Area Specialist for Western Europe and Southeast Asia, counter-terrorism intelligence analyst and information/security manager at the Defense Department. Dick also worked as a resource manager at various government offices to include then VP Al Gore’s National Partnership for Re-inventing Government, now recognized as having been a shamefully neo-liberal “think tank”. He speaks fluent French and a passable English learned through many years of elementary school experience diagramming sentences. Dick owes his writing ability to consuming large amounts of chemical laden and fried fresh water pike and perch fished from Lake Erie in the 40s and 50s near his native Cleveland whose Cuyahoga River regularly catches on fire.

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Articles by Dick Conoboy

Advice to City Council on Scooters: Hasten Slowly

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 13, 2020

At the end of last year, I wrote about the city’s blossoming love affair with motorized scooters, AKA, e-scooters. [Yet Another Shiny Thing - Motorized Scooters] In 2020, the city [...]

Bellingham City Council To Support Public Banking

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 09, 2020

At its final meeting of the year on 16 December 2019, the Bellingham City Council’s Committee of the Whole agreed unanimously to create a resolution in support of public banking in [...]

Senator Bob Hasegawa to Speak to City Council on Public Banking - 16 December

By Dick ConoboyOn Dec 09, 2019

Update - Dec 18: Video of Sen. Hasegawa’s presentation to the Bellingham City Council on Monday, Dec 16. Bob speaks for 15 minutes and then answers questions from council members for another 20 [...]

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Recent comments

"Christopher, Thanks.  Gotta help out guys like me who were in the Army.  MSM is the Meritorious Service Medal.  My brain is stuck on that.  :-)

Jan 11, 2020 on
Bellingham City Council To Support Public Banking

" Christopher, Thanks.  What does MSM stand for?

Jan 11, 2020 on
Bellingham City Council To Support Public Banking

"Alex, It might be time for me to give up writing when the comments are longer and better than my original article, however, I will take no backseat to you [...]

Nov 27, 2019 on
Yet Another Shiny Thing - Motorized Scooters

"Well, anyhoo….   Some seals cavorting in the water 10 feet above the Granary Building in 2075. 

Oct 25, 2019 on
Sink, Swim, or Divorce – Options Narrow for our Relationship with Harcourt

"I stand by my original article.  Follow the money.

Oct 25, 2019 on
Chanan Suarez’s Local Base Is Grassroots -- We’re Just Too Poor To Buy Elections