StuckInUtah
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StuckInUtah is watching the smoke from Washington hide the Wasatch Range.
Sep 5 StuckInUtah commented on To Us, Erin Jones Says She Made Mistakes. To Her Funders, She Says We Twisted Her Words..
@45 Funny, as it seems the lack of consistency in her responses is what is getting her into trouble. You can't pander to different audiences in this day and age and not expect repercussions. Ambiguous language opens the door to many interpretations.
Sep 2 StuckInUtah commented on To Us, Erin Jones Says She Made Mistakes. To Her Funders, She Says We Twisted Her Words..
@37 - that may be true in WA State, but it is definitely not true elsewhere. Look at CT Gov Malloy (D), who pushes legislation to benefit charter schools every chance he gets. Look at ex-Gov Howard Dean, whose son was both a Teach For America temp & runs his own charter school - he LOVES charter schools now. DFER ("Democrats" for Education Reform") in Massachusetts has teamed up with Swiftboaters & a bunch of GOP rich elite to push legislation to lift the cap on charter schools in MA, and Jerry Brown in CA is extremely supportive of charter schools. In fact, Bill Clinton is responsible for the early proliferation of charter schools way back in the 90's, a fact proudly listed on the Clinton Foundation's website: https://www.clintonfoundation.org/main/c…

While traditionally the GOP has been much more in favor of privatization, there is a fairly hefty chunk of so-called Democrats - including some of WA State's Dem legislators - who fully support privatization of public education in the name of charter schools/profiteering. Look who is getting money from the League of Education Voters, from Stand on Children, Alliance 4 Ed, Gates Foundation, Waltons, Broad, Reed Hastings, Nick Hanauer, Steve Ballmer & his wife, Paul Allen/Vulcan, the WA Charters PAC "Act Now for WA (charter) Students", and many others - that's where your charter supporters are. While some of the WA Dems won't publicly state their support for charter schools, they accept the money & vote accordingly. http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/education…
So yes, both parties, sadly, unless the Democrats decide to clean house.
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Sep 1 StuckInUtah commented on The Stranger Is Rescinding Its Endorsement of Erin Jones and Will Back Chris Reykdal in the General Election.
Love how the 3 or 4 comments totally supportive of Erin Jones are all from commentors who created accounts just for the response, and how similar they are.
You can expect blowback when your words are ambiguous. When you try to play both sides, it does eventually come back to haunt you. Regard it as a learning experience & actually LEARN from it, not double down with more ambiguity.
Aug 28 StuckInUtah commented on Private Investigator Gets $65,000 Contract from City to Hunt for Police Whistleblower.
Murray must be having tizzy fit.
And yes, ditto @20 - Murray is no progressive. He's a centrist at best, DINO when it suits his control-freak tendencies. This establishment candidate is worthless.
Aug 23 StuckInUtah commented on Mayor Ed Murray Names Seattle's New Top Homelessness Official.
$137K is more than enough for someone completely unqualified for the job. However, he'll be in a good spot for Murray to move into an unelected school board spot as he (Murray) tries to get mayoral control over SPS.
Aug 2 StuckInUtah commented on Drones Are Interfering with Range 12 Firefighting Efforts, Crews Say.
I'd have no issue with that, especially if it interfered with any rescue operation. Friend who is a summer wildland firefighter says they sometimes have 3 and 4 drones hanging around above them. What if one drops and hits a firefighter while they're in the middle of fire suppression activities? He said they half-heartedly joke about shooting them down, and he says if one crashes near him, he'll destroy it.
Aug 2 StuckInUtah commented on Drones Are Interfering with Range 12 Firefighting Efforts, Crews Say.
Fucking drones. One of the few decent things Utah has done recently is this:

Utah’s latest bill specifies that a drone pilot flying a drone over a fire would face charges of a class B misdemeanor and could be fined $2,500. If the drone causes a firefighting aircraft to be diverted from its course, the offense is bumped up to a class A misdemeanor, which comes with a $5,000 fine. If the drone hits an aircraft over a fire, the drone pilot would face charges of a third degree felony, and could be fined $10,000. If the drone causes an aircraft to crash, the drone pilot would face second degree felony charges and fines up to $15,000. The bill would also allow a judge to order a drone pilot pay restitution for any damage the drone might have caused.
Jun 5 StuckInUtah commented on Tim Eyman Gives Up on Anti-Light Rail Initiative.
How much of that $200K will make it into Eyman's pocket instead of his latest sham initiative?
May 28 StuckInUtah commented on It Was a Very Bad Week for Tim Eyman.
So is Timmy the flimmy-flammy man going to be asking for "donations" to fuel his recovery?
I supposed I should feel bad for him being hurt, but honestly, it couldn't have happened to a better candidate.
Karma.
May 5 StuckInUtah commented on Donald Trump Is Campaigning in Washington State This Saturday.
Lynden sounds like a perfect Utah town.