Monday, April 14, 2014

Rodney Tom Chooses To End Merry-Go-Round Political Career

Democrats, who have been gearing up to defeat 48th District Senator Rodney Tom of Medina, were dealt a pleasant surprise.  The Senator, a one time Rino (Republican in name only), Democrat, most recently Dino (Democrat in name only) has now left his former party standing at the altar. Tom has just announced that he would not seek another term.
Two years ago, Tom and another long time self declared Democrat Tim Sheldon, abandoned the party caucus and succeeded in denying Senate Democrats an elected majority, in doing so, Tom became  majority leader, Shelden, the president pro-tempore.  This enraged the State Democratic Committee, they soon voted to censure Tom and Sheldon. Tom's backslide should have been a coup for Republicans, but they now find themselves at the 11th hour without a candidate. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Container Store In Tukwila Opens

Last Thursday, we attended a grand opening party at The Container Store in Tukwila. The Container Store is a specialty chain that retails storage and origanizational solutions. There was an open bar, elegant food, and a live band. The food was actually served from merchandise in the store.  The store is located at 2437 Southcenter.  On grand opening weekend, 10 percent of the proceeds from sales over the weekend will be donated to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Colbert Tapped To Replace Letterman

CBS has announced that Stephen Colbert will replace retiring The Late Show host David Letterman in 2015.   Colbert's show The Colbert Report on Comedy Central has been a hit since it's launch in 2005.  Colbert, in my opinion, seems to have that certain type of subtle  humor (for lack of a better word) that would be a good fit for the network, similar to the style that allow Letterman  a 20 year run.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Hart Hits 2 Round Trippers In Home Opener.

He shares the name of a Canadian pop singer, but the Mariners Corey Hart is rock star enough for this town as his two home runs lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.  Just like in last week's season opener against the same team, the M's fell behind early, only to come from behind with the help of timely hitting.  The M's have just won 4 in a row against the Angels and are 5 and 2 to start the 2014 seasson.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Malcom Smith At Disney World

Seahawk Defensive Back Malcom Smith rides in the Disney World parade in Orlando.  Smith was named MVP in this year's Super Bowl.  The World Champion Seahawks will be honored tomorrow at the Seattle Mariners home opener at Safeco.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Mickey Rooney Dies

Mickey Rooney, the short but exuberant actor and entertainer whose career spanned decades has died at 93

Drinking Liberally In Southeast King County

The 5th District Democrats have announced the start of Drinking Liberally, a grassroots gathering of people who meet in public houses to discuss politics.  Chapters of Drinking Liberally have sprung up across the nation.  It does not encourage people to drink and you do not have to be Liberal or a drinker of alcohol to attend.  You need only bring your concerns and curiosity and perhaps a GPS to find the location.  Drinking Liberally meetings will be held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Zeek's Pizza 2525 NE Park Ave in Issaquah at 6:00.  State Senator Mark Mullet owns the Zeeks franchise and may be attending to give us tips on what is happening in the state legislature.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

King County Sheriff's Office In Maple Valley Reopens

In the heart of Maple Valley the Hicks-Raburn Precinct 3 office, named for two fallen King County officers is back open for business.  The office was closed almost 3 years ago, probably due to budget cut.  In a ceremony held Tuesday, March 18th, Sheriff John Urquhart, County Executive Dow Constantine, Councilman Reagan Dunn, and Congressman Dave Reichert, a former King County Sheriff were the featured speakers.  The precinct office is located at 22300 SE 231st St in Maple Valley, across from the fire station.