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Re: “Global Civil Rights

We live in a country where some advocate personhood for inanimate objects, but not for unborn children. FUBAR.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by muddydog on 10/09/2015 at 2:04 PM

Re: “I-1366: Just Say 'No!'

With Hillary Clinton and Obama leading your party, you have no room to lecture anyone on ethics.

Your party uses government agencies to persecute those who oppose them politically, lies constantly, passes legislation that was never read, much less understood and cannot seem to follow existing laws or manage an email account ethically.

The lack of improvement in public school is well documented, all you have to do is make some effort and read the research.

Tim Eyman looks honest in comparison.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by spokoresident on 10/09/2015 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Swap Holidays

Quit trying to ruin a day that is special to Italian-Americans and a celebration of their heritage. Indigenous Peoples' Day is the day after Thanksgiving.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Guglielmo Marconi on 10/08/2015 at 5:22 PM

Re: “A Speaker's Calling

I quit voting republican in 1992, the year Washington nominated Pat Robertson for president - I believe in separation of church and state. Now 30+ years later, my fears were justified. The GOP is splintering like the Whig Party 200 years ago.
America cannot be ruled by exclusion nor by extortion of the lower class for health care, honest representation in both elected houses. None which I've seen expounded by any Republican / T.P.
Thanks to the Republicans, T.P for showing all Americans the hatred. witch hunting and duplicitous oaths to most Americans.
Sorry George, for your predicament, But, you threw your anchor on a sinking ship.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by patwick on 10/08/2015 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Undermining Our Mayors

Excellent analysis. But who are the unnamed Police Guild leaders, and how do they respond to the issues you've raised? Shine a little light on them. Send out a reporter or two to ask them some probing questions and publish the responses. The Inlander is a big part of the media (certainly the print media) in this community, so it has a big responsibility to the community. The community is not being served by what you've described, and it's not being served if the Inlander does nothing.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by muddydog on 10/08/2015 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Swap Holidays

How is this not a microaggression against Italians and Italian Americans?

And let's be honest about Native American Cultures. Even before the arrival of Europeans, they warred between themselves, took captives who were enslaved, and forcibly "adopted" women from other tribes who were "married" to captors. Some captives who weren't adopted into the tribe faced death by torture that was made to last days. Does that excuse mistreatment of Native Americans by Americans? Of course not. But overlooking the totality of Native American cultures and history is both inaccurate and, after a fashion, condescending.

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Posted by muddydog on 10/08/2015 at 10:45 AM

Re: “I-1366: Just Say 'No!'

Interesting how all the opposing letters won't even address Eyman's shady ethics and instead are deflections using the same boilerplate, hyperbolic anti-PP rants or the threadbare, broad-brush "teachers suck, government sucks, socialists are everywhere", rants. Eyman asking us to utilize a meat-ax approach to government, education and social service funding reeks of irony when he treats his own personal ethics with such swaggering arrogance.

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Posted by Terry Woodburn on 10/08/2015 at 10:08 AM

Re: “I-1366: Just Say 'No!'

Sorry "whocares", care to provide any legitimate sources on your statements? About the quality of education since the 70's, or even the "dismembering of baby parts"? Everything in your post was, put politely, pulled out of O'reillys asshole.

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Posted by Ronald Schoonover Jr. on 10/08/2015 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Swap Holidays

Oh God, here we go again with this garbage. Here is a mystery. Why can't "indigenous peoples" make their own holiday?

Why blame Christopher Columbus for something Pope approved? Why not ban Christmas instead? If you blame Chris for the bad things that the following 15 generations of people did, then you should also give him credit for their accomplishments.

In reality, Christopher Columbus brought you the computer, , the internet, newspapers, TV, video games, cars, trains, wagons, the wheel, horses, plows, cattle ranching, kerosene lights, wood stoves, iron tools, steel, everything electric ever used, paved roads, cancer treatments, a cure for polio, bridges, sky scrapers, the Panama Canal, airplanes, space travel, you name it, if it was invented in the western hemisphere, it was all Chris Columbus who made it happen.

Before you start worrying about the "estimated" deaths caused in the western world by European settlement, think about the hundreds of millions of people killed in the last 150 years by communism and socialism. Yet Seattle has "Mayday" parades and riots every year to celebrate the worst mass murderers of the 20th century and the Inlander gladly supports that "holiday".

It is okay to skip this holiday if you hate Columbus. I skip Mayday because I respect the millions killed by Karl Marx.

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Posted by spokoresident on 10/08/2015 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Chief Complaint

Excellent article. I think this piece starts opening the door for more questions concerning the police guild and the senior level officers control within the Spokane Police Dept?!

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Posted by schmidty on 10/07/2015 at 10:14 AM

Re: “I-1366: Just Say 'No!'

The nerve of some taxpayers, to demand accountability from government and good management of their tax dollars. Accountability, intelligence and good ideas simply have no place in a socialist society. We must have blind obedience to our party masters and accolades for their perceived brilliance.

Maybe a nice "peace prize" for middle east turmoil and starting a dozen civil wars?

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Posted by Actual truth on 10/05/2015 at 11:29 AM

Re: “The Comic Book Shop & amp;amp; Merlyn's

Posted by Valerie Parkhurst on 10/04/2015 at 5:30 AM

Re: “Ye Olde Government

Our three current county commissioners could speed this along by placing a home rule charter vote on the next possible election. It is too late for November 2015 unfortunately.

Commissioners should be elected by district in both the primary and the general elections, unlike now where they are elected by district in the primary, but not the general.

Prop 1 gives us no more or better representation.

Vote NO on county Proposition 1.

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Posted by True Justice on 10/03/2015 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Ye Olde Government

Ted, I agree with you and I'm voting NO on County Prop. 1 because we can do better.

There won't be any pressure on the County Commissioners to put a home rule charter on the ballot if the commission is simply increased to five from the current three.

Let's not mix up the issue of combining city and county governmental services (that helped the most recent home rule charter proposal to fail a number of years ago).

But if we're going to incur additional costs from having two more commissioners, let's have election and representation by district (to better protect the rights of minorities and represent the urban portion of the county). A home rule charter proposal can contain that language.

County Prop. 1 doesn't have that language. It simply increases the size of the commission to five.

The status quo is broken at the county level. But County Prop. 1 isn't the way to fix it. Vote NO on County Prop. 1.

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Posted by DavidGreen on 10/03/2015 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Chief Complaint

Allow me to clarify. Does this article tell us that Lichty is qualified for any particular job, including Mayor of Spokane?

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Posted by muddydog on 10/03/2015 at 9:32 AM

Re: “I-1366: Just Say 'No!'

Never forget that current city councilman Fagan is Eyman's long-time partner. Birds of a feather...

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Posted by True Justice on 10/02/2015 at 8:21 PM

Re: “Chief Complaint

For one, it tells us that we need to question this mayor's judgment.

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Posted by True Justice on 10/02/2015 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Chief Complaint

I think this tells us that Mayor Condon fired the Police Chief. Does this tell us that Lichty is qualified to be Mayor, or anything at all?

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Posted by muddydog on 10/01/2015 at 8:21 PM

Re: “I-1366: Just Say 'No!'

It must be galling to lefties when Eyman's initiatives pass. Some voters just won't shut up and bow down.

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Posted by muddydog on 10/01/2015 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Ye Olde Government

The entertainment value alone demands the process and a new charter. Right wingers and Envision Spokane loonies in the same arena at the same time. Somebody could suggest fluoridated water, and somebody could suggest personhood for rocks and toadstools. Make Spokane County a sanctuary for illegal immigrants! Secede from the Western side of the State! Ban all firearms! Demand that every resident own and carry a firearm! What fun!

6 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by muddydog on 10/01/2015 at 11:19 AM

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