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Re: “Walking to Where, Exactly?

You want to see some walk outs at public schools? Give parents vouchers for their kids' tuition to be spent at the schools of their choosing, and watch the kids go. Then the union would have something to cry about, and deservedly so. But because most parents don't have choices, the union and their members can throw a tantrum with impunity.

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Posted by muddydog on 05/24/2015 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Too Early to Tell

In a head to head poll of Republicans between Ms. Farris and Hillary Clinton, I bet Ms. Farris wins handily. Then again, Mickey Mouse or Daffy Duck would beat Ms. Clinton too, and rightly so. They'd get a lot of money from Acme Co., but they wouldn't lie about it, and their positions on foreign and domestic policy are every bit as insightful as hers.

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Posted by muddydog on 05/24/2015 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Hiring Among Friends

Others have a different view of the value of an Executive MBA program.

http://www.economist.com/whichmba/executive-mba-ranking/2015?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/bl/st/firstprincipals

Posted by Al Olsen on 05/23/2015 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Walking to Where, Exactly?

Thank you for articulating what many of us parents and many students are feeling.

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Posted by justme43 on 05/22/2015 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Defending the System

It is easy to be prejudiced against criminal defendants and assume their guilt. I am a firm believer in the policy of "innocent until proven guilty;' it is an important foundation of democracy. I agree with this Adams when he said he thought that "helping people most in need would be a noble profession." I believe in the judicial system as long as those within it act with honor and honesty. One man cannot define the lines between justice and mercy, but that is why we have a jury as well as a judge and lawyers for both sides.
Eli | Alvine and King Law

Posted by elibaine on 05/22/2015 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Hiring Among Friends

If Todd Mielke had received $300 million dollars from corrupt foreign governments, big corporations or billionaires who want access to his family of crooks he would be adored and worshipped as a GOD. If he had deleted EVERY email he ever sent and broke every public records law in America he would be running for president and worshipped by this very same writer and a gift to society.

Maybe Todd is being shamed because his "crime" is that he is simply not stealing enough, corrupt enough or that he does not lie nearly enough to media watchdogs?

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Posted by Public sector on 05/22/2015 at 8:07 AM

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.

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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!"

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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

gofund.me/ux5r2jc

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

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    • You want to see some walk outs at public schools? Give parents vouchers for their…

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    • In a head to head poll of Republicans between Ms. Farris and Hillary Clinton, I…

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  • Re: Hiring Among Friends

    • Others have a different view of the value of an Executive MBA program.

      http://www.economist.com/whichmba/executive-mba-ranking/2015?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/bl/st/firstprincipals

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    • Thank you for articulating what many of us parents and many students are feeling.

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