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Unf—ing believable!  After decades of the conservative right bitching and moaning about liberal activist judges, U.S. Supreme Court Judges Thomas, Scalia, Alito, and Kennedy forming the minority opinion on The Affordable Care Act made this statement.

“The Court regards its strained statutory interpretation as judicial modesty. It is not. It amounts instead to a vast judicial overreaching. It creates a debilitated, inoperable version of health-care regulation that Congress did not enact and the public does not expect“  (Quote from the NYT, Bold added).

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I did not spend much time on it.  I did not have to.  Debunking Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Michael Baumgartner‘s latest campaign email was pretty easy.

Friends,

There are too many career politicians like Senator Maria Cantwell in our Nation’s Capital- politicians who buy their way into power, and then proceed to protect their own self-interests rather than the interests of those they were elected to serve.

Actual, Michael, before Democrat Maria Cantwell ran for the U.S. Senate, she helped build RealNetworks that has employed thousands of people.  She has created more jobs and brought more business to the State of Washington than you ever will.

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Well, the first Gubernatorial debate for Washington State was held in Spokane last week, and it was of course between Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna.  One of highlights of the debate was when Rob McKenna said working class homeowners were the cause of our economic meltdown . . . the darn working class just could not pay their bills .  . . shame on them.  Inslee quickly rebuted him and correctly pointed out that it was Wall Street  Bankers, not hard working middle class families that are to blame.

Photo credit to Michael  Beasly.


While recently in Spokane, candidate for Governor, Jay Inslee, endorsed Democrat Andy Billig for the Washington State Senate.  Andy Billig is currently in the State House, but decided to run for the Senate when Democrat Lisa Brown announced her retirement.  Here is a paraphrasing of Jay Inslee’s comments about Billig.

I am a huge Andy Billig fan.  This guy is a leader who knows how lead organization and how to move it toward progress.  We need that in the Washington State Senate.  Andy success on the phosphorus bill was so stunning for a new legislator . . . to come in and seize that problem by the horns and get the done in such a short period of time.  This is something Spokane should be proud of, and I am proud to be his friend.


Jay Inslee, who is of course running for the Governor of Washington, was in Spokane the other day.  Democrat Jay Inslee was speaking to business people and other leaders in the community about how Spokane can be made into a economic engine for biotech and clean energy jobs.  He started with the below quote.

I want to be the first Governor of the State of Washington with roots in Eastern Washington in 75 years . . . the last was Clarence Martin.  I am ready to be a governor for the whole state of Washington including Spokane county . . .

There is more about Jay Inslee candidate for Washington Governor below the fold, but a full video of him can be found at SpokaneWatch.net.

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Derrick Skaug was recently sworn-in as a member of the Pullman City Council for the At-Large position. This was an appointment to fill Keith Bloom’s vacant position.   A couple things are notable.

Derrick Skaug was and still is a student at WSU in Pullman.  At 21 years old, he is one of the youngest office holders in Eastern Washington and probably the State of Washington as well.  Derrick Skaug will be the first undergraduate WSU student on the Pullman City Council since the late 1990s.

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