Thursday, December 5, 2013
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
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
Once again, "assuming" you support the fireworks ban adopted by City Council in June, I urge you to read John Stark's front page piece in today's Herald. It clearly shows how Murphy and Burr do not agree on this issue. Later . . .
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
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
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 . . .
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
I have been a registered voter since 1965, just 2-years shy of half a century. I am proud to declare that in these 48-years, I have never missed a chance to vote. Usually my intended voting choices are kept close to my chest, seldom shared with anyone, including my "bride" of nearly 50-years, until after I have voted. The part I played in the recently successful "campaign" to get a fireworks ban in Bellingham was one of a very few times in my life I that I publicly advocated anything. However, I believe that in the upcoming election, I need to step up with my recommendations: First of all, for Bellingham City Council, I base my choices for the Ward 6 and At-Large two-candidate contests on my fireworks bans efforts – both Pinky Vargas and Roxanne Murphy support the recently approved ban – they will get my vote. Secondly, for the Whatcom County Council, the Whatcom Wins 2013 slate is my choice. With important decisions related to coal and growth management on the horizon, keeping Ken Mann and Carl Weimer on the Council and adding Rud Browne and Barry Buchannan to the Council, is vitally important. Later . . .