Pin It
Favorite

Quotes & amp;amp; Notes 

by Inlander Staff
The Lion's Den -- Mayor John Powers snubbed TAG (Taxpayers for Accountable Government) earlier this week when he declined their invitation to participate in a candidate forum. TAG collected money and ran anti-Powers ads in the last mayoral election, but forgot to tell the state's Public Disclosure Commission about it.


The whole thing had the feel of Ken Starr inviting Bill Clinton out to grab some coffee, so it's no surprise he declined. What is surprising is that he waited until the last minute to tell them. Guess that's one endorsement he can write off.





Still Rising... -- Remember the homeless newspaper The Rising Times? The one that started as a student project at Gonzaga? The next issue comes out at the end of this week, so don't forget to look for a vendor.


When the paper started a little over a year ago, its circulation was about 750 papers. Today it's printing 1,500 copies, and Editor Stephen Wiest says they're going like hotcakes.


The paper is now an AmeriCorps project, says Wiest, but the purpose is still the same: to give the poor and homeless a voice in the community. For every copy a vendor sells for $1, the vendor gets to keep 80 cents, and many of the stories and articles, poems and illustrations are done by homeless or formerly homeless people.





Explanation No. 17 -- In the ongoing search for weapons of mass destruction, the United States (that's us) has been trying out a variety of explanations, apparently hoping one will stick. As for the latest one, our two cents says it won't. That is the argument that crafty old Saddam destroyed his WMDs before we got there. While most newsfolk regurgitate this one as if on cue, we've just got to wonder: Would a guy who is being invaded destroy the only weapons that he might use to defend himself? Like so many things these days, it defies logic. Or maybe he was just trying to be nice to improve his place in history.





Define "Everyone" -- According to Republican National Committee propaganda, Bush's new $330 billion tax cuts will benefit "everyone who pays taxes." After the law passed, however, and members of Congress actually started to read it, that statement turned out to be false. (Careful -- in D.C.-speak, circa 2003, it's a "false statement" not a "lie.")


Or, if your definition of "everyone" means "everyone -- except for 50 million American households," then it's no longer a li... uh, false statement. Oh, and another 20 million households will get less than $100 out of the Bush economic recovery plan.





Publication date: 06/05/03
  • Pin It

Latest in Comment

  • A Broken World
  • A Broken World

    One woman's chaos exposes the hell of addiction and homelessness on the streets of Spokane
    • Jul 28, 2016
  • If We Voted Today...
  • If We Voted Today...

    Trail Mix: Polls, emails and Trump's Putin man-crush
    • Jul 28, 2016
  • For Love of the Land
  • For Love of the Land

    Coeur d'Alene's natural setting is a rarity on this earth, so naturally we should celebrate the people who protect it
    • Jul 28, 2016
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
Spokane Social Sketch

Spokane Social Sketch @ Boots Bakery & Lounge

Last Sunday of every month, 2-5 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by n/a

  • Iron Upgrade
  • Iron Upgrade

    The new one is smart and funny and action-packed, and it’s bigger and better and sleeker. And Downey does it again, this time ramping up Stark’s arrogant wisecracking, telling anyone who’ll listen (mostly women) that, via the creation of his powerful Iron Man suit, he’s brought years of uninterrupted peace to the world.
    • May 12, 2010
  • Seeing Gay
  • Seeing Gay

    A festival showing GLBT from all angles
    • Nov 9, 2009
  • Get Out the Vote
  • Get Out the Vote

    With all the uncertainty in the world these days, hot wings and cold beer are two things we can get behind
    • Nov 9, 2009
  • More »

Most Commented On

  • Lane Ends Ahead

    Spokane wants to improve a mile-long section of Monroe — but that means taking away two lanes
    • Jul 7, 2016
  • Too Smart for School

    What happens when a 12-year-old prodigy tries to go to college in Spokane?
    • Jun 30, 2016
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • A Persistent Life
  • A Persistent Life

    Scott Reed won more cases than he lost in life, and the beauty of the Coeur d'Alene area has been the beneficiary
    • May 27, 2015
  • Let Us Breathe
  • Let Us Breathe

    Spokane joins national protests over the failure to indict white officers for killing black civilians
    • Dec 10, 2014

© 2016 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation