Feb 20, 2014 Emily68 commented on Poll Finds Strong Support for Creating a Seattle Metropolitan Parks District.
@16--Did this little self-serving poll include the fact that once approved an MPD can levy taxes in perpetuity without a public vote? Thought not.

Will commissioners to the MPD be elected for life? If not, then if voters don't like the tax, they can toss out the old commissioners and elect a new bunch and the new bunch can change the taxes.
Feb 20, 2014 Emily68 commented on Poll Finds Strong Support for Creating a Seattle Metropolitan Parks District.
Only a little off topic, the Methow Valley is having an election on April 22, trying to establish the Methow Valley Recreation District.
Jan 25, 2014 Emily68 commented on Maybe Bertha Isn't Stuck?.
Would it be irresponsible for Goldy to speculate? It would be irresponsible for him NOT to.
Jan 1, 2014 Emily68 commented on Salon Names Kshama Sawant (and the Pope) One of the 5 Biggest Political Heroes of 2013.
Hurray for Sawant! Hurray for the $15 minimum wage!
Dec 31, 2013 Emily68 commented on With Bertha Stuck Underground, the Cost-Overrun Debate Resurfaces.
Whatever happens, McGinn doesn't have to worry about it. Losing surely wasn't much fun, but every cloud has a silver lining.....
Oct 17, 2013 Emily68 commented on Hey, Thanks for the Shutdown, Party of Fiscal Responsibility!.
Even after the blizzard, the Congresswoman from South Dakota voted NO last night. One hopes the voters of the Mount Rushmore State remember a year or so from now.
Sep 24, 2013 Emily68 commented on My House Was Broken Into Today.
My brother's house was broken into some years ago, when nobody was home, but the intruders didn't get past the front door because their beagle, Snoopy, got all barky.
Sep 16, 2013 Emily68 commented on Is Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll a 9/11 Truther?.
Some people can be really smart and informed about one topic but woefully ignorant about another. Go figure.
May 20, 2013 Emily68 commented on No Wonder So Many Drivers Resent Seeing Their Tax Dollars Spent to Subsidize Transit.
I used to work with a woman who was convinced that traffic jams were caused by buses being too big and taking up all the room on the road that cars could be occupying. I tried to explain to her that if the buses stopped running, that wouldn't mean that the people riding the buses would just stay home. They would drive their cars, too, and really jam up things. She was not convinced and I eventually gave up trying.