Hello Loyal Readers,
It is time for the Friday Odds and Ends and oh boy are there some fun tidbits. As usual, it is all the news that is fit to print, but not big enough to justify its own post.
Rep. Jason Overstreet raised some eyebrows with a bizarre and shocking speech, even by his standards. During the debate on the local version of the DREAM act, Rep. Overstreet directly accused the Speaker of the House of promoting illegal behavior, “Mr. Speaker, which laws will you choose to ignore?” His fellow Republicans were taken aback by his attack and you can hear them muttering in the background. Here is the video:
Meanwhile, the Whatcom Excavator (Greg Brown, Ellen Baker, etc) did not take Reconveyance vote well. In a blog post decrying the vote, blasting all the council members who voted for it. However, they decided to make a special point of attacking me saying,
This play-by-play, self-promoted at the Bellingham Herald Political Blog by The Political Junkie might have been useful, but WE found it to be churlish and intolerant. The running mockery relayed no tolerance for different views; no sympathy for collateral damage. Attacking the sincere and innocent with the blood lust of bulldogs does nothing to improve the civility of the community.
First of all, have you met a bulldog recently? They aren’t exactly vicious beasts. Second, this is from the website that accuses local non-profits of cronyism, being outsiders and zealots, obsession and comparisons to Voldemort and participated in character assassination against a staffer at the planning department but I’m the one that “relayed no tolerance for different views.” That is why I’m awarding myself another achievement award for irritating conservative bloggers.
Finally, Stan Snapp officially announced his retirement from the City Council. We knew it was coming but he sent out a press release so I guess there is no going back. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Stan for all his years of service, he always did his best for the community.
He has endorsed a person to follow in his footsteps on the Council, Pinky Vargas. I hope to lock down an interview with her soon so you, my loyal readers, can get an inside scoop on one of the first candidates for the Bellingham City Council this year.
That’s all for now folks, stay tuned this weekend for a report on the Town Hall meeting with Doug Ericksen.