Albert Einstein said, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results." I'd like to tweak that though a bit: The definition of insanity is doing nothing and expecting results.
Kudos to the Vancouver City Council for finally following the wishes of the people and voting to ban the sale and usage of fireworks within the city. Now they have nearly two years to come up with an enforcement plan. And good luck with that.
In his Oct. 5 letter "Too much 'defending' is worrisome," Howard Leighty said when he confronted one of the patriots defending the military recruiters, who are not allowed to carry, that he didn't see any terrorists. Dang. Guess it's working.
In the game of dissing the M&M boys (Madore and Mielke), mention has been made of the property tax exemptions enacted to protect low-income seniors and the disabled. Not mentioned has been this law's glaring omission -- it was passed many years ago with no provision for inflation offset. What may have been reasonable income limits back then are much less so today.
Once again, "King David" Madore has been caught, this time by a "grandma," as reported in the Sept. 27 All Politics is Local column, "Councilor Madore borrows a grandma." Columbian reporter Kaitlin Gillespie may call it a "Madoreism," but the bare truth is that Madore is a liar.
The wildfires that happened this summer are caused by the rules of the U.S. Forest Service. Our forests are littered with dead trees, brush and piles of slash but people must get permission with a woodcutting permit to enter our forests to clean up the downed trees.
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