Saturday, August 20, 2005

SeaTimes Partner - Bad News? 

We can now refer to Seattle Times owner Frank Blethen as "The Emperor" because the chief of 49% partner Knight-Ridder is known within the company as Darth Vader.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Campaign Websites 

I'm putting some local campaign websites on Ye Olde Blogger Roll, but I don't know too much outside King County. So if you know of any good locals running further afield, let me know, and I'll see what I can put up.


Looks like new routes might be in the works. I don't understand how that could be coupled with the fairly drastic cuts to the Seattle/Vashon passenger only route. You'd think that islands and Sound crossing far North of the Tacoma Narrows would still be the priority. But what the hell do I know? Call me Vashon Centric, but there already is a passenger only route between Seattle and Bellevue, it's called the bus.

Less Moore 

Holly Moore steps down as Shoreline Community College president.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Ads That Don't Work 

Tee hee hee.


I agree with everything (except some ST bashing) in this article.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Dear David Irons, 

So um, how do you feel about I-912? The people want to know. I mean if you don't actually want those of us who you are trying to become the executive of to die a horrible death crushed under a pancaked highway 99, you sure have a funny way of showing it. What's needed to defeat that monstrosity is prominent Republicans actually coming out against it (and yes some Democrats go grow a nutsack). I'll assume continued silence means that you do want the people who you are asking to vote for you dead in the next quake.


Carl Ballard

Just doing my part to help Goldy's vigil. And sent right away.


It's finally getting started in Bellevue.

The Maggies 

Looks like they were fun this year too. Still give me drinking liberally or um free tickets to the Maggies. And no offense to Edwards, but also give me Garison Kielor.

Good News Polls! 

At least in Washington.

Bush is at 40% approval 57% disapproval in the state. Yay and all but he doesn't have to run again. It bodes well for running against him, but yeah, I don't know how transferable it is. But either way, Gregoire and Cantwell are doing fine on their own. Of course take all these with a grain of salt as (a) there isn't an opposition and (b) it's early.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Lefty Blogs 

Well this is nice. It goes for the whole country, but here's lefty blogs for Washington.

Tip of the hat to Shaun

Drinking Liberally 

I'm going to be down there tonight. I hope you will too. I'll be the guy with a mustache longer than his hair.

$3.7 Million 

We're getting a bit back from another Texas company that fucked with Western consumers in the energy crisis.

"Reliant is one of five Texas energy companies that inflated electricity prices and swindled Washington consumers and businesses during the energy crisis," McKenna said in a statement.

The agreement must be approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission before it becomes final and does not settle criminal charges brought by the U.S. Attorney General and federal agencies, McKenna said.

If the Reliant agreement is approved, Washington will have received about $37 million in settlements from energy companies stemming from the energy crisis. Washington previously received more than $15 million from El Paso Corp.; $15 million from Williams Companies Inc. and the Williams Energy Marketing and Trading Co.; and $3.25 million from Duke Energy Co. A settlement reached last month with Enron allows Washington to claim $22 million in the company's bankruptcy proceeding, but the actual amount to be received has not been determined.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Spokane City Council Candidate Forums 

Martha has the goods on attending and watching them. Enjoy!

Suburbs in the Sky 

I like the idea of suburbs in the sky as a means to build density in Seattle, as do most people who the Weekly article quotes. But dag nabbit, if the cover didn't make it seem like that was a horrible way to go.

Brenda - Wrong Again! 

I have repeatedly castigated The Seattle Sunday Times in this space for producing a sad parody of a respectable metropolitan newspaper. Because I only read the Sunday edition, I assumed that that edition was merely an expanded version of the weekday Seattle Times.

I was completely and utterly wrong.

This morning I received a complimentary copy of The Seattle Times on my doorstep. After a thorough review (5 minutes tops), I realized that the Sunday edition represents the Seattle Times at its very best and that the daily edition is unbelievably weak. With apologies to fishermen everywhere, who in her right mind would actually pay money for this pitiful fishwrap?

Open Thread 

Dead Computer, sorry, edition.

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