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If you have no "core values" yourself....you certainly won´t recognize them in others. Bob Herold´s objectivity no longer exists.Sorry Bob. I don´t know what happened to you....
@muddydogUnfortunately....you understand the issue and make sense, therefore obliterating any chance the left will comprehend your rationale.I consider the liberal left an enemy of the state, because their proposed policies would, sooner than later, dilute and destroy any resemblance to the nation we once were....and are barely clinging to now.Bob Herold is an intelligent man....but I´ve never understood his thinking on government. There are times I think he has been so brainwashed that objectivity and logic have become as foreign to him as a free Republic. This piece is just another in a long list of democratic rhetoric designed for the sole purpose of deluding the voter into a false path of support for an eventual goal of becoming a socialist country. And why? Where is the list of nations that have succeeded in their socialist structure? Where has the redistribution of wealth been a solution that works?Frankly....though I understand the explanation by the left......I don´t understand how they can reach such a wrong conclusion regarding the results of their efforts. It reminds me of 7th grade algebra, with students working with a formula, and never getting the right answer, because they don´t understand the dynamics of algebra.......
Left of center? More like left of falling off a cliff. Bob's a good guy, but I've never met a more liberal, left field political hack in my life!But I do agree on one thing: he should be on MSNBC. They already have an earned reputation for altering (outright lying!) the information they shovel to the public. Bob would do well in that group.
Absolutely amazing!We tried to get Spokane to be a designated port district in 1999 and we´re met with resistance from almost the entire business community. As predicted, it would cost us jobs and business, but no one gave a damn. Consequently, we´ve lost a heck of a lot of opportunities.Now, 12 years later....it´s a good idea!As usual in Spokane, leadership in all areas closes it´s mind and wallets to forward thinking ideas until it´s cost them something. Geez, I have a hard time with the neanderthal mentality of some of these people.Okay, I´m done venting my frustration....and I hope there´s success for the port city concept in Spokane. It´s only about 20 years behind when it would have done the most good.
Mrs. Mclaughlin is correct: there hasn´t been any real conversation involving the public about the parks potential or it´s future.Personally, I love Riverfront Park, but I only go there when there´s something going on, and at night, it´s not all that safe either. Nancy has some good ideas and so does Mr. Burke; now the challenge is to get the Park Board to wrap it´s collective arms around some creative thinking with an open mind.Not so easy in Spokane, Washington.
To upprleftcorner......To quote you: "I disagree, Mr. Bray. It IS a citizen´s responsibility to make desired changes in his/her community. " and then you referred to various city improvements spearheaded. by citizen groups.Good projects all....initiated and finished by great people......but here´s where we disagree: It´s NOT their responsibility! They may take it upon themselves to do these things but they don´t have to. The following is how Webster defines ´responsibility´.......Definition of RESPONSIBILITY1: the quality or state of being responsible: as a : moral, legal, or mental accountability b : reliability, trustworthiness2: something for which one is responsible : burden None of this includes the act of citizens taking on a project to change something that they perceive may be an improvement, and unless all are in agreement that those changes constitute a positive change, they may not all agree that said change IS an improvement. Those changes might only serve to benefit the few.I would agree that your examples have been an improvement constructed by citizens, and in some cases for their own financial betterment as a business, but I will not concede that those changes were the responsibility of the people involved.
Wow! Leadership, change for the better, reduced costs for taxpayers, efficiency. What a concept!Way to go Mayor Condon.......1
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