9-30-08

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Apple orchard, Sequim, Washington.

Apple orchard, Sequim, Washington.

9-29-08

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Aircrest Motel, Pt. Angeles, Washington.

Aircrest Motel, Pt. Angeles, Washington.

9-28-08

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Street scene, downtown Sequim, Washington.

Street scene, downtown Sequim, Washington.

Alaskans for Truth rally

September 28, 2008 at 4:21 pm | Posted in politics | Leave a comment
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Hmmm, this looks like it went pretty well!

Mudflats states the reason for the rally thusly: “…we’ve felt a bit like we’re living in the Dr. Seuss story, “Horton Hears a Who”.  If you’re not familiar with this tale, it involves thousands of tiny people who live on a dust speck, and no matter how loudly they yell, no one can seem to hear them.  They keep screaming ‘We are here! We are here! We are here!'”

This one was attended by over 1,000 people, I guess making it the second largest political rally in state history, after the last anti-Palin rally two weeks ago.

The debate

September 27, 2008 at 3:57 pm | Posted in politics | Leave a comment
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I watched the entire debate and it freaked me out a little.  Are we a bunch of warmongering a-holes or what?  These guys only pay lip service at best to the idea of war as a last resort.  I know why this posturing is happening — the terms of the discussion are being defined by the right wing [as usual].  You know, “the Republicans want to kill terrorists and the Democrats want to send them to therapy.”  So Obama has to stand up there and talk about winning the Iraq war and executing our enemies.

Except Iraq isn’t really a war.  The war lasted three weeks.  It is an occupation, and it can be ended but it cannot really be won or lost.  In terms of winning hearts and minds of the people there — it isn’t happening.  The siege of Fallujah entailed a city the size of Anchorage basically being wiped off the map.  And there have been how many civilians killed?  600,000?  1,000,000 or more?  Can you imagine how we’d react if some other country came here and took us over like that?

It was interesting that both candidates tiptoed around the $700 billion “bailout” proposal.

McCain kept repeating over and over again that Obama “doesn’t understand” and “doesn’t get it”.  The same justification is being used to sell the bailout to the public.  They don’t approve of it [in resoundingly large majority] because they “don’t understand how the mortgage market works”. 

I’ll bet we understand it well, and will dispense with the economic philosophy in effect since 1980 as quickly and completely as we can.  Otherwise we’ll just perpetuate failure.

Looking forward to Biden-Palin next week!  Let ’em try to cancel again!  Ha!

9-26-08

September 26, 2008 at 7:57 pm | Posted in photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Street scene, Mt. View neighborhood, Anchorage.

Street scene, Mt. View neighborhood, Anchorage.

You keep lyin’ when you oughta be truthin’.

September 26, 2008 at 6:25 am | Posted in politics | Leave a comment
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Flyer for rally in Anchorage, Sat. Sept. 27th.

Flyer for rally in Anchorage, Sat. Sept. 27th.

This ought to be even bigger than the one at the library lawn a couple weeks ago.

I’m unable to attend, but I’ll be curious to see how many people will show, and I will follow the action from afar and maybe write about it later.  I think the focus will be on how the McCain campaign has been subverting state government since Gov. Palin became the Republican Vice Presidential candidate.

9-24-08

September 26, 2008 at 6:18 am | Posted in photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Rhubarb grows in Midtown.

Rhubarb grows in Midtown.

9-22-08

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Apartment building at night, E. 7th Ave.

Apartment building at night, E. 7th Ave.

9-21-08

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Snow on tops of mountains outside town, a sure sign of impending winter.

Snow on tops of mountains outside town, a sure sign of impending winter.

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