Hello Loyal Readers,
No, it is not the weekend yet but I got behind and my Friday Odds and Ends got pushed back a bit. But hopefully it will be worth the wait.
Representative Rick Larsen is holding his Whatcom County kickoff at 5:30 p.m. at Chuckanut Brewery tonight. This is noteworthy simply because it is not necessary. Conceivably, Larsen has one of the safest districts around and if he wanted to, he could cruise to reelection without ever having to set foot outside of Everett. However, he is doing a series of kickoffs around his district and hitting the phones. Many prominent Democrats, myself included, received calls from Larsen asking for our endorsement and attendance.
This comes on the heels of his successful efforts to receive the full endorsement of the Whatcom Democrats, which leaves me wondering. Is he building up this goodwill simply because he has the time on his hands or because he has other goals in mind? Either way, it is always appreciated when our congressman visits and engages with his constituents.
Protesters opposing the C-Curb lined Alabama Street last Wednesday. Over 85 neighbors attended, waving signs to draw attention to the city’s efforts to put a barricade down the middle of Alabama, preventing almost all left turns.
The good people at Center for New Media were there capturing footage and should come out with a video shortly. You can voice your concerns about the C-Curb at the next Bellingham City Council meeting, June 9th. See you there.
My good friend and mentor, John Servais, has significantly updated Northwest Citizen’s layout and design for the first time in many years. Northwest Citizen, one of the first blogs in existence on the internet (seriously!), continues to provide a pretty interesting spread of columnists. Check out their new design here. Currently featured is a dynamite video from RESources showing the ongoing deceptions by SSA Marine.
Finally, on a lighter note, I participated in the Zombie versus Humans simulation on Saturday. For those of you who missed the fun, over 150 people showed up, formed teams and raced throughout a ten block radius of downtown. Team members had to gather tokens from various locations and return them to the “helicopter pad” without getting tagged by a zombie.
Armed with only water balloons to defend themselves, team members leaped through back alleys, snuck through bushes and did far too much running. Tip of the hat to the city for their cooperation and Black Drop Coffeehouse for such a well-organized event.
That’s it for now, there will be more on Friday. I also aim to do some reporting from Larsen’s kickoff tonight and an examination of fundraising for candidates in the 42nd.