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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The Monumentally Moronic Mindlessness Of YouTube

By Dick ConoboyOn Jul 24, 2021

[Update: 6:10 pm, Jul 24th.  I have learned from a reliable source that in Bellingham both committee meetings and the evening council meetings are housed on YouTube which is a [...]

Aliens Return Fairhaven’s Mail Collection Box

By Dick ConoboyOn Jul 07, 2021

[Update: July 10th at 2:15pm.  Aliens have returned and painted the curb yellow in front of the mailbox which eliminates a portion of the street parking area and will [...]

CityView Private Dormitory Proposal Moving Into Third Year Of Consideration

By Dick ConoboyOn Jul 06, 2021

OVERVIEW TO DATE: University students in Bellingham who were freshman at the time the CityView private dormitory development was proposed in July 2019 are now moving into their junior year. [...]

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Recent comments

"Scott, My query over a week ago to public works about this mail box move has gone unanswered.   

Jul 19, 2021 on
Aliens Return Fairhaven's Mail Collection Box

"Gene, You and I certainly agree about the deficiencies of Zoom.  As you remember, I wrote an article about that in February after then almost a year of torture [...]

Jul 15, 2021 on
City Hall is Third World

"I note that as  of the writing of my comment here (9:45 am), the videos of the one committee meeting (Committee of the Whole) and the evening regular council meeting [...]

Jul 14, 2021 on
City Hall is Third World

"Scott, I truly do not know who makes these decisions.  I read somewhere that removal or repositioning is done only after a public hearing but where and with whom, [...]

Jul 08, 2021 on
Aliens Return Fairhaven's Mail Collection Box

"Kit, I noted that and photographed the new box several days ago.  A follow-up article will appear later today.

Jul 07, 2021 on
Aliens Abduct Bellingham Mail Collection Box