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The Doug Bench is open for business...

Photo Courtesy of Marshall Smith (Marshall Smith / The Spokesman-Review)
Photo Courtesy of Marshall Smith (Marshall Smith / The Spokesman-Review)

Good evening, Netizens...


In this fine picture of the Spokesman-Review's Doug Clark Bus Bench celebration, Doug, Council Persons Bob Apple and Nancy McGlaughlin are laughing it up as the “Doug Bench” is officially opened for business on Washington Street in Downtown Spokane over the noon hour today.


To bring everyone current, Doug Clark stated in his May 5 newspaper column he was getting his own ad to protest the efforts of Spokane Mayor Mary Verner who believes that such bus bench advertising violates the city’s sign rules. Although Doug Clark stated he believed the bus bench rules were a “crock pot of steaming cow doots”, I am not entirely certain whether our beloved Mayor Verner has ever seen a crock pot of cow doots before, unless they came properly packaged with a City Ordinance. I sometimes wonder if there isn't a close resemblance there, but I could be wrong.


According to my sources, Mayor Mary Verner didn't show up for this event, although I gather a lot of other luminaries and poseurs were present to join the party and good-naturedly cheer Doug Clark onward into his career as bus bench builder.


Dave






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