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November 2, 2010

American’s voted

Filed under: Local Issue,National Issue — Tags: , — wally @ 6:46 pm

Smiley Face

September 27, 2010

Tony Larson for Whatcom County Council

Filed under: Local Issue — Tags: , , , — wally @ 6:06 am

When I first heard Jean Melious candidate for Whatcom County Council at the Bill Mize forum I was very  impressed with her grasp of land use issues.  Unfortunately everything I’ve heard from her since has been like watching last seasons reruns for the third time.  Land use is her thing, it has been her thing, she apparently teaches it at the college and she lives it on the planning commission.  I heard her again more recently on The Joe Show and found her so one dimensional that every issue drifted back towards land use, seemingly because that’s all she knows.   Don’t get me wrong, she sounds like a very decent, intelligent, articulate and likeable person, but a seat on our council should require a little more breadth in your knowledge and experience base.

I’m glad there is another candidate with a little broader expertise, because I suspect the council has a few more things on their plate besides land use issues.

Tony Larson has lived most of his life here and has operated NW Business Monthly for 30 years.  He has been living and breathing what’s going on around the whole county and that will be a big benefit for a council member.   When I heard him at the Bill Mize forum he impressed me by his recognition that when more people have jobs and business is good, we have more resources for cleaning up the environment.  He also recognized that all cleanup is not equal and that we need to identify the things that offer the most “bang for the buck.”

I met Tony here in Ferndale last week and found him to be the real deal.   I think he reflects a lot of us here in Whatcom County.  A dedicate parent, a youth coach and a hardworking member of our community.   We will be well represented if we vote for Tony Larson.

Dino Rossi for US Senate

Filed under: National Issue,State Issue — Tags: , , — wally @ 5:49 am

There is no getting around the fact that Dino Rossi has twice run for governor and twice lost.   It would be catchy to call him a two time loser, but as things turned out the people of our state were the real two time  losers.    In both campaigns Dino Rossi pointed out that our state leaders have an overspending problem and time has proven that he was right.  They did have a spending problem, they do have a spending problem and many of those we elected think that more spending is the way to solve our financial woesSenator Patty Murray has been part of our national overspending problem for decades.  Dino Rossi is running for her seat and I think it’s about time we listened to him.

I’ve met Dino a couple of times, know people who know him well we all love him and his strong moral character.  In addition he has a great resume as an accomplished private businessman and a former state senator.  I could go deeper into his qualifications for office, but really this is a very uncomplicated decision.  Insanely vote for more of the same overspending and wasteful government, or vote for Dino Rossi.

Don’t be insane, Vote for Rossi

February 3, 2010

YES on Ferndale School Levy

Filed under: Local Issue — Tags: , , — wally @ 6:42 am

yes on schools

I just drew a YES line to approve the next operations and maintenance levy.  I still have real a real problem with the amount of new government programs and new taxes cropping up left and right and I rejected the last Ferndale School District Bond, but this levy is to continue operations as norm.

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