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Re: “Hiring Among Friends

You're too kind to Farnell!

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Posted by Dave Koch on 05/21/2015 at 10:01 PM

Re: “Hiring Among Friends

Mielke got a degree to advance his career, and that's bad? He networks to find another job like unemployment counselors suggest, and that's bad? Didn't the Utah candidate leave his last position under an ethical cloud due to outside consulting, and yet he's "well-qualified"? Wouldn't anybody in the position be an at-will employee and subject to pressure from County Commissioners? This seems like a lot of handwringing without much substance.

Posted by muddydog on 05/21/2015 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Hiring Among Friends

This whole thing smells like a Port-a-Potty. Were we, the citizens of Spokane County, paying Mielke's full-time salary while he was off to school in Seattle? Even worse, were we paying his tuition and travel expenses? Very smelly.

Sort of as Desi would've said to Lucy, "Todd, you got some reimbursin' to do!"

Posted by True Justice on 05/20/2015 at 11:47 PM

Re: “Presidential Litmus Test

George Nethercutt speaks as if he were a vanguard of moral authority in this land. But his party of obstructionists and servants of the "one percent" is the cause of most of our country's woes. With their vengeful and almost childlike contempt for Obama and progressive politics in general, they are part of the problem, not the solution. Our infastructure is crumbling....roads, bridges, water systems, sewer systems, and lots more, but the Republicans are not coming forth with the funding to rebuild them, in spite of all the jobs that would create. I agree with the commenter in a recent Inlander issue, who stated that "our system is so out of touch with the needs of the people, it's almost juvenile"...and it's folks like Nethercutt who are to blame.

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Posted by funkutron on 05/19/2015 at 12:56 PM

Re: “A Culture of Support

What we really CRAVE is a world where you stop whining about how the rest of us are not meeting your needs. We dream of a world where you parent your own children and stop depending on teachers, administrators, policemen and firemen to do the job of raising your children. A lovely place where the employed are not funding dregs through higher taxes and huge insurance premiums. A glowing peaceful retreat, uncluttered by dope smoking duffle bags laying on the sidewalks grubbing for change.

Victims of "injustice" would be far more likely to get public support if they were not killed in the commission of a felony. I'd settle for not having to hear about how hard the police are making it to deal heroin, shoplift, rob and steal. It is their job to make it tough on the sewage of society.

Read the hate filled rant from James McPherson. James would happily put those who disagree with him to death, in a gulag or on the tracks heading for a "re-education camp". He feels anyone who disagrees with him should be persecuted and is not entitled to all the "love and kindness" he professes to spread. A strange world, where kindness is limited to those who tow the party line and never disagree with his ideology. A world that exists in Myanmar, Russia, China, Venezuela and in the Caliphate of ISIL. Nothing is quite a hateful or as intolerant as someone who professes to "love" and "tolerate".

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Posted by Gimme a hug on 05/19/2015 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Presidential Litmus Test

For once, I agree with Mr. Nethetcutt's analysis. Well played sir.

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Posted by Dirk on 05/18/2015 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Kickstarting Charity

Posted by Matthew on 05/18/2015 at 6:59 PM

Re: “A Culture of Support

Calling people names and making up stories about death threats makes James sound far more intelligent than most people. Maybe smart for a socialist, isn't that smart after all?

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Posted by Still smarter than Jimmy. on 05/18/2015 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Presidential Litmus Test

I'll be voting for her twice so I got you covered. Thanks for your unkind misinformed opinions.

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Posted by Garry Zimmerman on 05/18/2015 at 7:38 AM

Re: “A Culture of Support

"We used to support each other generations ago"

So, opie, why don't you do it now? Oh, yeah, that was something for your grandparents. Besides, it's largely fiction -- most people supported people who looked like them, went to church with them, etc.

As for giving "not being the liberal way." Actually, both libs and conservatives give, though we might argue whether they give enough. If not, it's not the "conservative way," either -- except, again, in their own churches:…

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Posted by James McPherson on 05/16/2015 at 11:52 AM

Re: “A Culture of Support

We don't need a culture of support, the city of Spokane's leadership will do this for us, mandatory sick leave, $15.00 minimum wage. We used to support each other generations ago, but this is not the liberal way, the government needs to do it now.

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Posted by opiemuyo on 05/16/2015 at 11:02 AM

Re: “A Culture of Support

Respect, Ms Dolezal. Beautifully articulated and so generously compassionate.

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Posted by justjojo on 05/16/2015 at 11:01 AM

Re: “A Culture of Support

Well, it didn't take long for an overgeneralizing idiot to demonstrate the problem with far too many conservatives, and with much of this region. Dolezal -- who has received death threats, and so has less reason to be "nice" than most of us, writes a piece about folks being nice to one another and some jackass responds with a dishonest screed full of insults and inaccuracies about the poor.
Naturally "whocares" responds anonymously, as one would expect from a gutless nitwit who probably is most comfortable speaking publicly from under a white hood. And "whocares" obviously must care a lot, since s/he spent so much time providing a long, inane and irrelevant response to Dolezal's piece.
And by the way, nitwit, Dolezal clearly has a job, making your first paragraph not only moronic but a good indication that the rest of your comment is unworthy of taking the time to read. To your credit, in your case, stupidity apparently has surpassed laziness as your biggest problem.

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Posted by James McPherson on 05/16/2015 at 10:08 AM

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