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Open forum, April 14-20

jacjak: It appears that WA Republican Rep Matt Shea is going to Nevada to assist Bundy in his fight against the BLM.

Yikes.

http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/spinco...

April 19, 2014 at 4:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, April 14-20

Forum folks: Clark County's proposed charter is very much fluid still and I understand that there still will be some changes proposed to find more common ground. Look for some good ideas to come from Betty Sue Morris and others.

Please let your preferences be known by emailing the Freeholders (freeholders@clark.wa.gov) or by attending the next meeting, Tuesday at 6pm at the Clark County Service Center. On the docket that night: nominations to replace the unfortunate loss of Val Ogden. Her husband, Dan, has volunteered to step in for her. Best choice, in my opinion.

I hold great hope that the Freeholders will demonstrate that diverse opinions can find common ground for the greater good. We shall see.

April 18, 2014 at 6:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, April 14-20

Ya gotta love Larry Flynt. He has a way of needling the opposition like no other.

Here's a national story that made me smile: Every member of Congress has received a Hustler in the mail from Flynt for 30 years now and some who oppose it can't stop him. Why not?

Hooray for the First Amendment!

http://www.nationaljournal.com/congre...

April 17, 2014 at 5:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, April 14-20

knd: Did you finally subscribe to the Columbian? Just wondering.

April 17, 2014 at 9:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, April 14-20

I meant to type "country" of course, but "county" slipped out. It is my brain worm nemesis.

April 16, 2014 at 8:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, April 14-20

jacjak: Yeah. Being a reporter is a risky job in many countries. It is not so revered much here, anymore, either, but life and limb are not so much in peril.

Interesting, indeed, to note that the Pulitzer (Public Service) was awarded to two newspapers that broke the Snowden story, elevating the importance of his expose in some eyes and denigrating the awards in others.

We don't lack controversy in this county. :)

April 16, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, April 14-20

The Chicago Sun-Times is eliminating public comment for now because it has become so ugly.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04...

April 15, 2014 at 8:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, April 14-20

Hawk: The building looks fantastic, by the way! Such a beautiful and functional upgrade! I, too, cannot wait to see it occupied.

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Madore is seeking input from the public on who the commissioners should choose to replace Steve Stuart among the three options: Pridemore, Love-Parker, Barnes. He also is seeking questions from the public to pose to them (One of his FB followers suggests this broad gem: What do you think of C-Tran? Another, better one I saw: How do you intend to protect separation of powers?)

So, I hope all my Forum friends take advantage of this invitation, no matter how much you might distrust Madore's ability to digest what you might suggest with an open mind. Mr. Madore's email is: david.madore@clark.wa.gov. I'd CC his pal Mielke, too: tom.mielke@clark.wa.gov

April 15, 2014 at 8:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, April 7-13

roger: We see blogging being protected by the courts in a similar way traditional journalism has enjoyed. The definition of "journalist" has expanded and they, like other professions, are tying to protect their "guild" and standards. We should license journalists the way we license other professions, but I can hear the hew and cry right now. Hoo boy. Regulate journalism like the UK?

The US has certainly silenced its own citizens over the terrorist reason before. Who really knows that the truth is in those cases? It pays to be skeptical and difficult to stay out of government firing range (there are many other ways the government can "kill" innocent citizens figuratively, when they don't like your message or research findings).

April 13, 2014 at 10:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, April 7-13

These are good times to be a government charlatan or brainless fool. Why? Watchdog journalists are a dying breed:

http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/0...

April 13, 2014 at 8:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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