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Re: “Insanity in Idaho

fuck that. hang the bastard

Posted by Keith Holman on 09/29/2014 at 10:34 PM

Re: “Culture is Identity

Dan is completely right, as a developer in Spokane, the major reason young people leave straight out of college is the pay. Companies around the area are unwilling to pay to hire people whereas in Seattle, Portland, or San Fran they do. Spokane can get better at attracting young people by attracting businesses that will give them culture, and wages worth sticking around for.

Spokane has all the makings of becoming a tech and cultural powerhouse in the area. We have 4 colleges that push graduates out into the region, we have cheap property, electricity, a growing downtown culture that's attractive to young people, and a relatively low cost of living. The only missing piece is attracting businesses to the area that want to pay a decent wage to hire good talent.

Posted by Daniel Fockler on 09/29/2014 at 11:47 AM

Re: “A Second Opinion

Spokane and Eastern Washington deserve more than being UW's higher education ghetto. If UW is allowed to perpetuate its medical school monopoly, Spokane will have doctor shortages and no ability to address them. Competition between UW and WSU should be encouraged to ensure we have a medical school and an excellent medical community of individuals who really want to be here.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by muddydog on 09/27/2014 at 11:56 AM

Re: “'A College With No Graduates'

I'm a patient at WSH and I believe that JT is making a good point that there is no treatment being done at neither hospital. It is good that now some thing is starting to happen because it's like being stuck without a voice because staff don't listen to us, don't get it wrong I understand public safety, but it is supposed to be a place where we get better not to be counterproductive or Job security western state and eastern state are hospitals not prisons.

Posted by beef13 on 09/26/2014 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Med School Shuffle

Every institution on the state's west side is dismissive of Spokane at best and frequently pejorative. UW's response to having a medical school in Spokane was predictably dismissive. However, UW also wants to perpetuate its monopoly on medical schools and can't abide the thought of competition, especially from the provincials. For Spokanites and those persons east of the Cascades, there's only upside to a medical school in Spokane, and if WSU wants to put it here, bully for them.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by muddydog on 09/26/2014 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Real Solutions

Empty, meaningless words. How long will spouting that nonsense keep you in office? We shall soon see!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Corey Douglas on 09/26/2014 at 4:06 PM

Re: “A Better Way

Life would have been peaceful in Gaza if Hamas hadn't launched rocket after rocket into Israel and tried to send death squads into Israel through a system of tunnels. Palestinians will have peace as soon as they (or at least Hamas) are peaceful.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by muddydog on 09/26/2014 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Missing: Angel Wilson

Some of your information is wrong! If you would like some help on the rest of the information for this story you can contact me personally Lynzie Smith!!! The daughter of that person you call a meth dealer! I have more information call me or email me. 509-434-8670

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by lynziesmith123 on 09/25/2014 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Real Solutions

Way to go Cathy ! Tell off that sanctimonious guy who looks like Capt. Ahab.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Al on 09/25/2014 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Real Solutions

Dude, zombies make going through the motions more convincing than anything you said here. Try at least. Good Lord!

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ellen Larson on 09/25/2014 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Real Solutions

This piece reminded me of stereotypical and banal ball player-speak...we're a team, we're all in this together, I'm going to give 110%, etc.....nothing of substance whatsoever.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jim on 09/25/2014 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Real Solutions

be a politician- good gig.
How about term limits and a flat tax?

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mark Momb on 09/25/2014 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Real Solutions

Pretty weak response. Same government-is-evil tripe being peddled by her extremist right wing while infrastructure crumbles and big business skims our money supply and middle class wealth into the pockets of executive crime lords immune from prosecution. No details about the legislation makes me wonder if it is just feel-good window dressing to avoid the embarrassment of a historically unproductive Congress that skips town more often than a check kiter while constituents would lose their jobs for such behavior.

What can't be denied is that she has participated in unprecedented levels of partisan obstruction to block compromises and please true believers of no government, entrenched special interests and tax loophole preservation. She has engaged in Mickey mouse pledge-signing stunts to rob constituents of a place at the table and directed her energy to moving up the chain of command instead of accomplishing real progress. She has aligned herself with an outside agitator who has expressed contempt for our form of government, even asserting that it should be drowned in a bathtub. This is the kind of reason she thinks is constructive. A difference in philosophy about government doesn't justify shutting it down with temper tantrums to appease anarchists.

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by George Wilson on 09/25/2014 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Rethinking Jails

Anytime a Democrat starts by saying "everybody agrees" you can bet that what follows is bunk, and the only way they can convince you that their ideas should be followed is if they first convince you that there are no other options. Also, see "the science is settled."

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Larry Spencer on 09/25/2014 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Land of... Whatever

...What kind of party is this?
The political kind
Where Amerika's best
Most hypocritical minds
Taking their turns
to keep you deaf, dumb, and blind
And for the right dollar sign
Do white collar crime
Behind suits and clean shaves
They confuse ya and use ya
As tools and slaves...
Made schools the graves
And jobs the plantation
Then robbed the damn nation...

Posted by Tea Billy on 09/24/2014 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Insanity in Idaho

Inlander Reporter: the sensational and egregious introduction to this story skirts the line of overshadowing its otherwise prominent and grave content. Extremely disappointing. And certainly against everything your journalism professor probably taught you (i.e. abstain from bias and sensational language). On a different note, I wish the attorney all the best in his fight. It's about time Idaho caught up to modern society.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rose Evans on 09/24/2014 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Real Solutions

I have been following Cathy’s work history, listening to her public statements and reading her press releases since the last election. This editorial seems to have the same lack of any detail while claiming heroic effort for us, her constituents. Remember Cathy’s public statement about Bette in Spokane and her claim that ObamaCare made her a victim of the law. How about the press conference on March 24th titled “Solutions to Get America Back to work” that had a slick marketing text but no details or action plan. How about Cathy’s Republican address on April 12th where she again talked about long-term plans for jobs and economic growth. Again there was no details and when I wrote her asking for details I only get talking points about how Republicans are working so hard to provide jobs and economic growth. If I provided my boss a business plan that was simply I was going to make the company lots of money and didn’t have any actionable items, I would be fired. Cathy’s list of claims goes on and on about what she is going to do. I vote based on facts not claims. I hope everyone takes to time to research what Cathy has claimed and really done over the past six years she has been our representative. I plan to vote against her come November.

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by sethompsllb on 09/23/2014 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Real Solutions

By the way -- gotta love the headline on this piece: "Real Solutions." Real Orwellspeak is what that is.

Additionally, I trust that since the Inlander has loaned our incumbent an entire pre-election column in order to respond to criticism, it will extend the same courtesy to her challenger. I look forward to reading Mr. Pakootas' remarks in these pages.

18 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by citizenvoter on 09/22/2014 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Real Solutions

So Cathy. You're not a "loyal spear-carrier"? Then what have you been doing standing insipidly aside in every photo-op on the Hill in recent memory? And what were you doing as you parachuted into town last summer with Eric Cantor in tow merely to raise money? Less than 48 hours notice about your Spokane Town Hall appearance. This summer it was the Pink Flamingo Fundraising event with Newt Gingrich at your side.

Many of your constituents aren't buying the McMorris fairy tale any longer. Your time in office needs to come to an end so that the Fifth once again has a voice in Congress (dysfunctional as it is).

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by citizenvoter on 09/22/2014 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Real Solutions

Outside of naming the Spokane International new Control Tower, you have had only one bill passed in your tenure benefitting Eastern Washington and that bill was for a study on the dams on the Columbia River. It was your desire not to pull down the Snake River Dams to protect the salmon runs. Way to go Cathy! What a loser. Thomas Watson, Disabled Veteran.

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Thomas Watson, DAV on 09/21/2014 at 7:31 PM

Recent Comments

  • Re: Insanity in Idaho

    • fuck that. hang the bastard

    • on September 29, 2014
  • Re: Culture is Identity

    • Dan is completely right, as a developer in Spokane, the major reason young people leave…

    • on September 29, 2014
  • Re: A Second Opinion

    • Spokane and Eastern Washington deserve more than being UW's higher education ghetto. If UW is…

    • on September 27, 2014
  • Re: 'A College With No Graduates'

    • I'm a patient at WSH and I believe that JT is making a good point…

    • on September 26, 2014
  • Re: Med School Shuffle

    • Every institution on the state's west side is dismissive of Spokane at best and frequently…

    • on September 26, 2014
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