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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Jumping The Gun on In-Chamber Council Meetings

By Dick ConoboyOn Mar 04, 2022

[Update on 5/25/2022: The Bellingham City Council has wisely decided to remain in remote session until at least the end of June.  The vote was 5-1 with Council Member Huthman [...]

A Sputtering Blitzkrieg

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 28, 2022

For those who have not read Dianne Foster's article of a few days ago (Wait a Minute, We Got in This Ukrainian Mess…How?), I urge you to read it [...]

Agent Orange and Vietnam Veterans, Their Children, and Grandchildren

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 22, 2022

If I had known I was taking my children to war, I would have dodged the draft  - Bill Morris*Part of my time last week was spent sending [...]

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