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Comment Archives: stories: News & Comment

Re: “Time To Move On

The Inlander was once a proud, prize-winning light of investigative and justice-advocacy journalism. Sadly, it has lost the courage to print anything the least bit controversial, joining the ranks of sell outs like NPR - Not Particularly Relevant. But it will always tell us where to eat . . .

Posted by Yak Maninoff on 10/19/2014 at 9:14 AM

Re: “The People's Court

I ran for Prosecutor against Steve Tucker four years a ago and I know Larry Haskell. There is a great difference between the two. Larry knows the people and the system. He is committed to protecting our community and making change happen. Frank Malone

Posted by Frank Malone on 10/18/2014 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Roadmap to Progress

This is laughable! What else can you say about it?

Posted by JPhi on 10/18/2014 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Time To Move On

I think that education on the issues at hand and doing an educated/non-biased Pro vs. Con on each candidate is much more helpful to the Inlander readers versus actual endorsements. The reality is that I am not going to vote for someone just because a paper endorses them. One thing that I can say is that I won't be voting for Larry Haskell...because I am sick of reading his wife's rude comments on every election news story. One would think that his campaign advisors would have addressed this with her but clearly not. Also....an editor can PERSONALLY endorse a candidate and not put endorsements in their publication. Food for thought....

Posted by food4thought on 10/18/2014 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Time To Move On

This is a huge mistake! I wonder if the Cowells got to Ted Jr. to prompt such a decision?

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Posted by JPhi on 10/18/2014 at 11:49 AM

Re: “'Only Risk'

Yeah it could be used as anti nausea medication keeping a pregnant mother healthy

Posted by Justin Whitburn on 10/18/2014 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Weed Vocab 101

"Green out". Hahahahahhahahahahahaha You need new cannabis editors

Posted by Justin Whitburn on 10/18/2014 at 7:56 AM

Re: “Time To Move On

FROM BREEAN BEGGS TWITTER PAGE:

"Thanks to Ted McGregor Jr., Publisher of the Inlander, for the powerful endorsement! http://bit.ly/1sJdyiP"

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Lila Pearl on 10/17/2014 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Time To Move On

Lila, are you surprised? It's an issue of integrity. Larry Haskell has it. Ted McGregor Jr. doesn't.

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Posted by DPA on 10/16/2014 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Time To Move On

What a crock! You didn't endorse Beggs and say "beware of Larry Haskell" without ever meeting Mr. Haskell or ever speaking with him? You might want to rein in your altruistic view of yourself.

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Posted by Lila Pearl on 10/16/2014 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Heating Up

Missing from this article is any mention that I-594 does not ban just private firearm sales, but also private firearm transfers. A firearm transfer is a much broader term, encompassing even holding a firearm temporarily, such as at a shooting range.. Under the plain language of I-594 (sections 3 and 4), the following law abiding citizens will go to prison even when they are eligible to buy firearms themselves:

* You own a gun and you go out of town leaving your girlfriend alone at home with access to your gun so that she can protect herself: she and you will go to prison because that counts as a "transfer".
* You are a firearms instructor and you have a student handle a firearm in a classroom setting (as is very commonly done).
* A concealed carry permit holder (among the most law abiding class of citizen) borrows a pistol from a friend to try out at the pistol range without dragging the friend along. The two are trusted to carry firearms in public, but not to share firearms with each other!
* A woman who lost her husband 61 days ago, and while trying to reestablish her life, did not have all his firearms transferred to her ownership.

References:

In Harm’s Way—I594 & Law Enforcement - by the Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Association

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Posted by Kevin P on 10/16/2014 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Running on Oversight

You say that Sheriff has earned both respect and scorn over his firing of deputies. I believe that should be clarified. I would estimate the ratio to be Respect: 71.41% to Scorn: 27.61%. That's a whole lot more respect than scorn!

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Posted by Lila Pearl on 10/16/2014 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Jobs and Justice

Now is the time to start paying attention. The west side left is trying their best to take over the east side and turn it into a completely blue state. Many want the state split due to the glaring differences in political philosophies between the two sides. But if that happens, the west will no longer receive the revenue provided to them by our hard work over here. So this is their tactic. Throw these rookie politicians with impressive credentials into the ring and load their coffers to the hilt. That way, when they don't win, they've got a nice little nest egg for the next race, whatever that may be. Look at their contributions from outside Spokane County from those with no interest or stake in our community. It's all about an agenda.

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Posted by Lila Pearl on 10/16/2014 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Jobs and Justice

And there it is: Ms. Johnson's connection with the Center for Justice, an organization whose left of center ideology is way out of the mainstream in Spokane. Big government, more regulation and higher taxes.

6 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by muddydog on 10/16/2014 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Spokane's Cultural Spring

I want to hear more about the death and decay that must be composted to make a season of optimal growth. It sounds like that's where the fun is.

Posted by RobertHaroldIsAFruit on 10/15/2014 at 5:31 PM

Re: “A Second Chance

Jerry boot is getting out of prison June 2015 this make me sick.

Posted by Tracy Priscilla Garcia-Christensen on 10/15/2014 at 3:27 PM

Re: “David and Goliath

It is a wasted vote. The Pakootas situation is another demonstration of how incompetent the local Spokane Democratic organization is. In the olden days you could expect the local Democratic Party to encourage and groom potential candidates years before they were put on the ballot. The last few cycles, some Democrats have popped up to run for Congress like Don Barbieri and Rich Cowan; but frankly they did so on their own. In years where nobody had a serious plan to run, the Democrats have been reduced to looking for "warm bodies" to stick on the ballot like
Mr. Pakootas this year or Darel Romeyn in 2010.

Don't get me wrong. The local Republican organization is hardly a well-run machine, but they are at least organized enough to have a stable of candidates ready to go and not leave some races uncontested. The Democrats did not even run candidates for some County and legislative offices.

To have a functioning 2-party system, both parties need to be ready to play.

Posted by Bolly on 10/12/2014 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Roadmap to Progress

Really George? You "fixed" America's problems? Was that when you shut down the government or when you repealed Glass-Steagall or when you labeled Clinton's attempts to eliminate Osama Bin Laden as diversions from your unending witch hunt, err ... impeachment investigations? If by "fix" you mean setting the nation up for a massive terrorist attack and financial meltdown then thanks but no thanks. And for the record, none of the points in the contract were ever enacted into law. Not even term limits. Point 4 of your column concludes with "The public despises hypocrisy." How betrayed they must have felt when you couldn't even stay committed to your own pledge of term limits. Revisionist hack commentary is seeping from your pores like cold sweat. Unfortunately, the editors of the Inlander continue to allow it to drip on to their pages.

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Posted by John N. on 10/11/2014 at 9:33 PM

Re: “"No Other Place"

Plenty for war and pillage but ever enough for social needs.

Posted by Yak Maninoff on 10/11/2014 at 10:44 AM

Re: “David and Goliath

Would you say that a vote for Pakootas is a vote for hope and change?

Posted by muddydog on 10/11/2014 at 9:59 AM

Recent Comments

  • Re: Time To Move On

    • The Inlander was once a proud, prize-winning light of investigative and justice-advocacy journalism. Sadly, it…

    • on October 19, 2014
  • Re: The People's Court

    • I ran for Prosecutor against Steve Tucker four years a ago and I know Larry…

    • on October 18, 2014
  • Re: Roadmap to Progress

    • This is laughable! What else can you say about it?

    • on October 18, 2014
  • Re: Time To Move On

    • I think that education on the issues at hand and doing an educated/non-biased Pro vs…

    • on October 18, 2014
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