April 17, 2014

Gophers, artillery, and US fish & Wildlife

Despite the fact that the Mazama Pocket Gopher thrives amid exploding artillery at the Ft. Lewis artillery impact zone, and at industrial locations like the Olympia airport, the US Fish & Wildlife folk chose to ignore science, reality, and common sense and decided to list this rodent as an...Read more here

April 15, 2014

Sen. Pam Roach to host Property Rights Town Hall

This Thursday (April 17th), state senators will reconsider the Shoreline Management Act.

March 28, 2014

Past Washington Governors - sharp contrast to the Governors we have today

When Governor Inslee speaks, he usually calls for government to play an ever-larger, intrusive, and more abusive role in our daily lives. No tax is high enough. No regulation complicated or intrusive enough. However, when we look back on some Washington State governors from the past, it was not...Read more here

March 21, 2014

Putin at least pretends to let Crimeans vote before annexation; Olympia won’t even do that

While the recent vote in the Crimea orchestrated by Russia’s Vladamir Putin before he formally annexed its land into the now-expanding Russian empire was probably rigged, at least he recognized the need for a vote. In the city of Olympia, there is no attempt at this pretense.

March 18, 2014

Big Government's business -crushing tomorrow’s dreams today

Big Government is a business. The business of crushing our dreams, rather than protecting our rights. The regulatory state is about imposing conformity and stifling ingenuity and human expression at every turn. There is nothing sustainable about this situation. Big Government can’t continue...Read more here

March 12, 2014

The Green Mafia Strikes Again

Friends of the San Juans styles itself an environmental protection group. It might better be described as a protection racket.

March 05, 2014

AFSCME union protests incompetent Thurston County Commissioner

The AFSCME union protested a local politician who they have funded and endorsed many times. Perhaps we can all agree that in Thurston County, the commissioners are making a mess of things.

February 28, 2014

Paper or Plastic?

5 unexpected reasons you should be upset about plastic bag bans.

February 25, 2014

Washington Police Chiefs Director clueless about electronic home monitoring failures

Last Week, Don Pierce, Legislative Director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, assured lawmakers there were no significant problems with electronic home monitoring programs in Washington state. He admitted to not reading a Freedom Foundation report detailing some of these...Read more here

February 07, 2014

Time to shed a little light on Yakima city employee salaries

Half the households in Yakima have an income below $40,516 per year, yet many city employees are paid more — much more — than the residents they serve. A total of 242 city employees in Yakima earned over $100,000 per year in wages and benefits. In fact, the average total compensation...Read more here