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We live in a country where some advocate personhood for inanimate objects, but not for unborn children. FUBAR.
I suppose it's interesting to know whether Envision Unemployment is a front for out of town interests, but it doesn't really matter. Regardless of who's pulling the activists' strings, why would any Spokanite want to be a lab rat or pawn for ideologues who don't care about the damage caused by their social engineering? No matter how badly these misguided policies fail, and regardless of how much Spokane and its citizens suffer, the activists will always say that the solution is more government, more regulation and more taxes. No matter how they achieve it, the goal is always the same: Everything within the state, nothing outside the state, and nothing against the state.
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.
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.
I've had drunken neighbors, but none of them were billionaires who had a string of exotically beautiful wives.
The fact that Straub was drawing criticism from multiple sources suggests that Condon's decision to fire Straub was the right decision. Condon's critics may have a hard time persuading voters that Condon should not be reelected for making the right decision on Straub. And what choice do voters have? According to the caption under Ms. Lichty's picture, her credentials consist of six years as a "progressive political organizer." That pedigree doesn't qualify her to be city dogcatcher, and certainly not Mayor.
If an increased hourly wage is beneficial and has no negative consequences, why stop at $23.00 per hour? Why not raise the minimum wage to $1,000.00 per hour? Everybody will have a lifestyle that is far more comfortable than they could afford with a mere "working wage." And because everybody would have so much more discretionary income, all that spending would turbo charge the economy, wouldn't it?
Furthermore, since corporations are an impediment to the best interests of the workers and the community, why not outlaw them? For that matter, outlaw any collective business model that could allow the concentration of wealth or political influence. Oh, sure, some might argue that such laws would prevent people from obtaining useful and/or necessary goods and services like health care, automobiles, or even fresh underwear, but state, local, and federal government could provide people with what they need. And since the government isn't profit-driven, we'd all be better off.
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