Archive for July 27, 2009
Good evening, Jeanie, everyone…
This fine city is as well-known for a collective of citizens who try to force the politicians of the City of Spokane to obey the law as it is for the politicians who are busily rubbing various myths together in a vain attempt to create facts when it suits their purposes. While we citizens are not, by any means, a powerful group, we certainly try to hold the politicians’ feet to the fire upon occasion, or at least expose the myths they attempt to perpetuate as facts.
I am told via an e-mail message that arrived in my absence that Queen Mary, Mayor of Spokane, has stated to Dick Adams she has no control over the Park Board, another instance where I believe she too is rubbing fallacies together to attempt to create facts to mislead or perhaps dazzle us all.
As I recall, none of the Park Board members are subject to the whim of the voters; we do not elect them. Is this not so? We can only have the audacity to question their actions, and hold the person(s) responsible for their gaffes to public scrutiny.
The unfortunate part of all this is, if our own Mayor, Queen Mary, is not in charge of the Park Board, WHO IS IN CHARGE?
Perhaps some day someone will deign to drop down off that great mountain, Mount City Hall, and let everyone else in on what appears to be a previously-unknown secret.
From MSNBC, you will love this:
New stun gun can fire 3 times before reloading
New Taser offered to police as way to hit multiple suspects
updated 11:34 a.m. PT, Mon., July 27, 2009
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. - Taser International unveiled its first new stun gun since 2003 Monday, a device that can shock three people without reloading.
Older Taser models, in use by 14,200 law enforcement agencies throughout the country, have to be reloaded after one shot, which can be a problem for an officer who has missed a target or has more than one suspect to subdue.
For more on this, go to the website at:
I don’t know about you, but I think this would be completely out of control here in Spokane. The subtitle should read “new stun gun can now fire three times at the same subject without reloading.” I suppose it is slightly better than shooting the perp four more times after he has been shot and downed by one bullet. Why not make sure and plug him four more times. On second thought, maybe this won’t work in Spokane after all.
Good afternoon Netizens…
Several sharp-eyed Netizens, including Ron_the_Cop, have made note of the City Park Board Executive Session meeting that was held at 7:00 AM this morning at the Maintenance Shed at Manito Park during which the MOBIUS Group contract language and lease were discussed. According to Nancy Goodspeed, the Marketing and Communications Manager for the Park & Recreation Department, no other issues regarding Park Board Business were discussed.
According to Goodspeed this meeting was not open to the public.
After talking with Dick Adams and Jock
Swamstrom earlier this morning, and after several e-mail messages, I
am told this lease is in support of the Pacific Science Center which
was soundly rejected by the voters the last time around. Just a few
million dollars more than before is all. Bigger plans, More clandestine than before and no clear means of paying present or proposed debts.
All the same, rumors abound about land on the north side of the river being leased, and vast expansive plans are being hatched. There is a great deal about this of which we are unaware, but given the players, the potential cost to the taxpayers and the secretive manner in which the MOBIUS Group Lease is being drafted, something is rotten in this deal.
Is the City of Spokane, doing the city’s business in public only when they want?
Good morning, Netizens…
First, you can hear the first and second parts of her speech here:
and the second part http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ALswHoIpPo&NR=1
What is Palin up to? Everyone keeps asking the same questions, but it does seem she is setting the stage for something with her patriotic speeches.
Of course, she was speaking to her fans, was she not?
What do you think Sarah Palin is up to?
Good morning, Netizens…
In our picture of the day, a halo appears off the sun above a statue of Communist leader Mao Zedong in Taiyuan in north China’s Shanxi province, Sunday. Photo: AP
Now I want to see President Obama perform the same halo while balancing the U.S. Budget.