Sunday, November 29, 2015

Seahawks Win Costly

The Seahawks 39-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers keeps their play off hopes alive, but the injury to tight end Jimmy Graham does not make it easier.  Graham (above) will need surgery on the patellar tendon on his right leg.  Graham, who was acquired from the Saints for Seahawk center Max Unger, injured the leg diving for a pass in the end zone. 
The game was played in front of a home crowd, was perhaps the most exciting of the season.  Russell Wilson, who was celebrating in 27th birthday, throw for 345 yards and a career high 5 touchdown passes.  Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 456 yards, the worst air attack the Seahawks had ever suffered. 

Christmas Trees In Maple Valley

The first thing you see entering Maple Valley from the North is Foley's Produce.  The name may not be familiar, but the site would be.  We dropped by today to purchase a Christmas Tree/Hanukkah Bush.  They also have apple cider and honey.  During the summer and fall, they sell fruit and vegetables.  They currently have a full lot of trees.  They are located at 21419 SE Renton-Maple Valley Highway Maple Valley, WA 98038.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Cougs Best Regular Season In Years, Ends In Downer

Cougar Coach Mike Leach doesn't show high regard for reporters, opponents, or his staff and for that matter, himself in this diatribe after our 45-10 defeat in the Apple Cup.  Hostility developed between Leach and reporters for his not speaking to questions about the health of the starting quarterback Luke Falk.
 Falk was carted off the field in the Cougars victory over Colorado, it was not known until game time that back up quarterback Peyton Bender would play.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sly And The Family Stone Co-Founder Cynthia Robinson Dies

Cynthia Robinson, trumpeter and co-founder of the brassy funk band Sly And The Family Stone has died.  She is known best for her ad libs in various songs of the Stone, like telling everybody to "get up and dance with the music"  in the song of the same name.  She also added the "Hey Hey Hey" in "I Wanna Take You Higher".  The Family Stone took rock music to a new level and most likely inspired Tower Of Power, Chicago, and Steely Dan. 
Robinson also played with Graham Central Station (which featured her cousin Larry Graham), George Clinton and Prince. 
A native of California, Robinson was 69.

Monday, November 23, 2015

WSU Ranked--Update On Luke Falk

WSU is ranked by 20th in the nation by most polls according to USA Today.   It is the highest ranking for the Cougs in 10 years.  The Cougars handily defeated Colorado last Saturday. 
The Seattle Times reports that WSU star quarterback Luke Falk had suffered a concussion in the game that may not be career ending or season ending. That is according to WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos.  The Cougar camp had been pretty closed mouth after the game and all of Sunday.
 Has status for the Apple Cup this week is uncertain.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

J-Rod Comments Spark Outrage

In the early days of 5th LD Rep Jay Rodne's service, he was never much of a target.  Democrats would always focus efforts toward defeating then Rep Glenn Anderson and Senator Cheryl Pflug.  Rodne was considered a moderate Republican, who would straddle the middle on most issues.
That has changed and in a big way.  A few years ago, Rodne spoke out against marriage equality.  He has taken to walking up to the Democratic booth at festivals and debating issues, in it's self, not a bad thing to do. 
His latest foray has been statements criticizing the President and Governor Inslee on their stance on Syrian immigration.  After the Paris attacks, Rodne called Moslems barbarians and posted on facebook that Obama want to bring a million and a half Moslems into the country.  The Seattle Times called the statements false, using it's truth needle. 
The issue of bringing in Syrian refugees is indeed a sensitive issue, but before choosing sides, Rodne should get his facts straight and after that, articulate an opinion. 
Jay's district encompasses  North Bend, Issaquah, Carnation, and Maple Valley.