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.

Dick Conoboy online:
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Articles by Dick Conoboy

WWU Plans For Winter Quarter Beginning January 5th

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 17, 2020

The president of Western Washington University (WWU), Dr. Sabah Randhawa, has announced in a Campus Advisory (see email below) that the winter quarter beginning on January 5th will be structured [...]

Changing Bellingham’s Definition Of “Family”

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 09, 2020

The Bellingham Planning Commission has just taken up the issue of changing, modifying, or eliminating the definition of “family” under the city’s zoning codes. Their first work session was [...]

Damn It!  He Ain’t My Commander in Chief

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 06, 2020

And he isn’t yours either, if you are among the 99% of the U.S. population who are not in the armed forces. But I see and hear the expression [...]

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Recent comments

" Christopher, No, I understand he morphs into Pizza-the-Hutt.  

Oct 11, 2020 on
Damn It! He Ain't My Commander in Chief

" Christopher, Of course we do not need this boated Jabba-the-Hutt we call our armed forces.  However, I will disagree about the origin of the 2nd Amendment.  It [...]

Oct 11, 2020 on
Damn It! He Ain't My Commander in Chief

"Christopher, Thanks for your thoughtful comment.  In the late 70s as a US Army major, I wrote a letter to Time Magazine supporting then President Carter’s executive order [...]

Oct 11, 2020 on
Damn It! He Ain't My Commander in Chief

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Oct 10, 2020 on
Changing Bellingham's Definition Of "Family"

"Michael, Did you look at some of the various code sections (not in Title 20) that have the word family?  Try it and tell me how you would replace that [...]

Oct 10, 2020 on
Changing Bellingham's Definition Of "Family"