Monday, February 3, 2014

Super Bowl Win

Yesterday's victory by the HAWKS over the Bronco's was awesome.  Not so awesome were fireworks - ALL of which were illegal - on the Southside.  I so look forward to the City's revised - and enforceable - fireworks ordinance going into effect in June.  Later . . .

Thursday, December 5, 2013

This Year's New Year's Fireworks

Just a quick heads up, since the fireworks ban adopted by City Council in June does not go into effect until June 18, 2014.  So, there will more than likely be fireworks at New Year's later this month. They are still "allowed" this year," from 6PM on New Year's Eve (12/31/13) until 1AM on January 1st. Hopefully the current cold weather will still be around so that there will be very few fireworks being shot off.  Later . . .

Friday, November 8, 2013

Election Results Looking Good Fireworks-Wise!

With Roxanne Murphy and Pinky Vargas leading by "comfortable" vote count results of more than 70% and 60%, respectively, of the counted votes, it would appear that any threat to the recently adopted fireworks ban in Bellingham is gone.  Thanks to everyone who considered their public support of the ban when voting for them for the At-Large and Ward 4 City Council positions.  Later . . .

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Vargus and Petree on Fireworks Ban

Assuming you support the fireworks ban adopted by City Council in June, I strongly suggest you check out this front page piece in today's Herald, since it indicates how Vargas and Petree differ on this issue. Later . . .

Sunday, October 20, 2013

My Choices

This year's Voters' Pamphlet arrived in Friday's mail.  My ballot arrived this afternoon.  This allowed me plenty of time to study the pamphlet and be fully informed and prepared to vote when my ballot arrived today.  My choices included:
  • Pinky Vargas and Roxanne Murphy for Bellingham City Council.
  • Ken Mann, Carl Weimer, Rud Browne and Barry Buchannan for Whatcom County Council.
  • Renata Kowalczyk and Michael McCauyley for Port of Bellingham Commission. 
  • John H. Blethen for the Bellingham School Board.
  • NO on I-517.
  • YES on I-522.
And remember, if you fail to vote, you have relinquished your right to "belly ache" about the election results.  Later. . . 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sweeny Nailed This One!

It's no wonder we are getter more disallusioned everyday with our political system when things like what Sweeny describes are pretty conclusive evidence that this system has become "the best that money can buy".  Check it out here.  Later . . .