May. 6, 2008 at 9:54pm
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Author's Statement of Purpose: My goal is to get more people to be interested in the CITIZENS
forum on TV Tacoma. I want folks to be able to recognize people on the
street and have compassion for the engine driving them. "I will forge
new connections to people orphaned by civilization." - RR Anderson
The thin gray line... the front line of defense for all us 'to-busy-for-politics' average citizens. Though not as awesome as a CITIZENS FORUM event which happens the first Tuesday of every month, we still are treated to the presence of our most opinionated citizens. This is their story...
Lonely University Place Guy"I just think its discouraging juvenile delinquents... other day bus driver... threw a boulder through windshield damage to passengers... and and compassion for homeless... teach our children how to behave, not attacking bus. thank you."
Phyllis Barrett DiscoverTacoma.com"I have over 400 pages of documents proving that Police are filling up their police cars on tax money!"
Insane Award Woman
Labor will Feed the World Rep.
Ultra-Attractive Labor Negotiator Stooge
Holy Martyr Walk the Waterfront Brigades
The Young Jody Foster
Typecast Social Worker
(who happens to speak in a monotone fashion)
Wastewater Pump Conspiracy Whistle blower
Tacoma SMASH I.C.E. Kids"The council needs to do more to shut down the for profit detention facility In the Tide Flats!"
RR Commentary: you guys need to focus on parts the city has control over otherwise they'll just say its a federal deal and ignore you. You kids should ask why the MM Bridge was raised in the middle of your protest? Why is it the job of the city to provide riot cops etc. for a facility that is not in their jurisdiction? Also there ARE things the council can do, they've taken symbolic stances on federal matters before... stuff like climate change, rights for domestic partners... um... uh... green energy? whatever.
M.L.King Private Homeless Center Fiasco!!!
We're Closing the Shelter Admin."We never wanted to take care of the homeless, we just got sucked into it... now we want out."
Please Don't Close the Shelter! Lobby"The city can rally and come up with money to pay for stupid public art, and money to meet the blackmail demands of corporate flunkies like Russel. Who is going to rally for us?"
Julie Anderson, Champion"Thank you. We have nothing to do with the I.C.E. facility so please stop complaining to us about it. Also we have nothing to do with the closing of the homeless shelter, that being said... sorry."
Marilyn Strickland, Champion"Business!" cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. "Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!"
Mike LonerganIt held up its chain at arm's length, as if that
were the cause of all its unavailing grief, and flung it heavily upon
the ground again.
"At this time of the rolling year," the spectre said, "I suffer most. Why did I walk through crowds of fellow-beings with my eyes turned down, and never raise them to that blessed Star which led the Wise Men to a poor abode? Were there no poor homes to which its light would have conducted me?"
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comments  | posted under all-star, allstars, citizen forum, council meetings, tacoma, tee vee, tvComments
by thriceallamerican on 5/6/2008 @ 10:04pm
|Would it be wholly inappropriate for me to say that Spiro's award looks a little bit, um, how shall we say this, what's the female equivalent of phallic?|
by NineInchNachos on 5/6/2008 @ 10:14pm
|i got this one jamie. ... "georgia okeeffe?"
by jenyum on 5/6/2008 @ 10:16pm
|Vulvic? Yes, it does.|
Sorry. Hitting the cabernet.
Love the ICE commentary.
Oh, cross-posted with the Georgia O'Keefe
by NineInchNachos on 5/6/2008 @ 10:20pm
|Georgia mother fuckin O'Keefe dawg! ;)|
by tacomachickadee on 5/6/2008 @ 10:54pm
|Let me whip out my Georgia O'Keefe coffee table book ... yup, yup, yup.|
by NineInchNachos on 5/7/2008 @ 8:55am
|where is the exit133 write up? those slackers|
by thriceallamerican on 5/7/2008 @ 8:57am
|Ok, glad I'm not on my own here with the O'Keefe thing. Phew. So, dare I ask what the award was for?|
by NineInchNachos on 5/7/2008 @ 9:37am
|the "thank you for not being like Ruston city council" award.|
by NineInchNachos on 5/7/2008 @ 5:30pm
|Breaking News from The New Takhoman:
For several years the Martin Luther Housing Development Association (MLKHDA) has been paying former Tacoma Mayor Brian Ebersole to lobby on their behalf.
"These are monies that MLKHDA could have used to keep the King Center Shelter up and running per their contractual funding obligations to the State, County and City rather than constantly begging at the public trough", said a MLKHDA insider.
Last week MLKHDA executive director Felix Flannigan told The New Takhoman the organization had put $260,000 of their low housing real estate dollars into the shelter over the past eight years.
Flannigan also said MLKHDA was not interested in selling the property located at 1147 Tacoma Avenue South.
However, according to city sources, if MLKHDA shuts down the shelter the organization could be held responsible by the State, County and City for up to $1.9 million for unfulfilled contractual obligations. If unpaid, those obligation would become a lien against the property they said. The property's assessed value is currently $55,5200.
Despite rumors of closure as early as June MLKHDA is obligated to keep The King Shelter open through the end of the year through a contract with the City.
The New Takhoman is currently researching the amount MLKHDA has paid to Ebersole for his lobbying efforts and an update will be forthcoming.
Also according to city sources Ebersole is now a member of the MLKHDA Board of Directors.
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