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Would you like to comment on my campaign, the election in general or some political issue that interests you? This is the place to do it.

The rules are pretty logical. I’ll handle obscenities and “hate speech” on a case by case basis. I place far more value on intelligence and intent.

If you’re interested in promoting reform, supporting the revolution or having an intelligent conversation, welcome aboard. If you’re a right-winger or a Seattle liberal who just wants to broadcast your stupidity, go away.

If you just want to insult me, apply for a job with the Seattle Times, the Seattle Weekly or The Stranger.

And don’t cry censorship if I don’t publish your comment. I can’t count the websites that have censored me and even banned me. This is MY forum, and I make the rules.

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  1. Hi, What do you think about Seattle being a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants? Would you import middle eastern “refugees” into Washington State?

    1. Wow, tough questions. When I worked as a teacher for the Seattle School District, we had lots of students from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia – countries that had been shattered by the U.S. military. Syria is the same situation.

      If we’re going to destroy another country, I suppose the least we should do is give the survivors sanctuary, but it’s a creepy game.

      We’d also have to worry about blowback – revenge for what we’ve done to the Middle East. If Russia blew up my home and murdered my parents, then invited me to come live in Russia, I think I’d be very conflicted.

      Of course, the U.S. government probably screens and brainwashes prospective immigrants, so that might not be a problem.

      The bottom line is, it’s a complex situation. My attitude is 1) we’re responsible for the situation in Syria, and 2) SOMEONE has to help the refugees, so let them move to Washington. And if any Washington taxpayers complain about that attitude, I’d ask them if they supported George W. Bush or Obama. If the answer is YES, then they have only themselves to blame.

      As for Seattle being a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants – that’s even more confusing for me. I wasn’t even aware that Seattle was a sanctuary city until I read your e-mail.

      My gut reaction is that it’s bad policy. However, I’d have to know a little more about the details before I could take a stand one way or the other.

      I do think that the illegal alien problem is greatly exaggerated and manipulated to divert attention from even bigger problems. I’m far more concerned about corporate corruption than illegal aliens.

      Another problem is that U.S. employers have long turned a blind eye to illegal aliens, who provide cheap labor. In fact, I believe illegals were long a major source of labor in Washington’s orchards, though I’m not sure what the current situation is.

      Anyway, this double standard confuses the issue.

      Congratulations on asking some questions that are hard (for me) to answer. 😉

  2. This is less of a comment and more of a question. Where do you stand on patients’ rights to alternative medicines and medical marijuana in particular? Recent legislation 502 did much for recreational but seriously marginalized the needs of patients and did nothing to protect our rights. It also instituted a guarantee of no sales tax for what is our medicine, but instituted a 37% excise tax. It also required patients to be on a state registry to “protect” patients’ rights, yet our right to privacy of our personal and medical information is not guaranteed by the current HIPAA laws, due to a third party payer loophole. Will you stand with us to institute better laws that protect patients’ rights?

  3. Great comment! That’s one of many things I’ve been wanting to write about when I can find the time.

    The corporate media never stop telling us how wonderful Seattle is. We have legalized gay marriage, legalized marijuana and a $15 minimum wage. But, of course, there’s always a catch. The minimum wage is going to be slowly phased in over a period of years, when people can’t afford to pay the rent right now.

    And, as you pointed out, the marijuana legislation is just another can of worms written by corporate attorneys. I’ll absolutely stand with you on that one. I might even write an article about this, if I can find time.

    In related news, if you’re part of a group that’s interested in actively fighting this crap, why not get together and film a video? I’d love to meet with a group of people who can have an intelligent discussion about the semi-legalized marijuana issue and maybe comment on a few other political topics on the side.

    I believe the going rates for videographers are about $300 an hour and up, but if five or more people chipped in, it wouldn’t be so bad. If you’re interested, we need to start making plans fast. I’m just learning how to make videos (though I don’t yet own a video camera) and am hoping to get some simple audio/animation videos online soon.

  4. @ Cassie Z – Here’s a somewhat related topic: You have a minor medical emergency and go to the hospital, where you’re given a series of tests and exams. Fortunately, you have medical insurance; but there’s a catch. The X-rays you were given are somehow linked to a company in Arizona that isn’t covered by your insurance policy.

    This appears to be a pretty common scam. We could even throw in genetically modified food and Fukushima radiation and create a video titled something like, “From Marijuana to GMO: Stop Selling Out Our Health!”

  5. I can be reached at 432.934.6338. I am running for Congress in Texas on an economic freedom platform. But getting rid of the Money Powers (Federal Reserve) and their lapdogs in the IRS is going to be a problem seeing as traitors in the 1903 Congress suppressed all well regulated Militias by making We the People members of the “UNorganized Militia”. So now the good People have been neutralized in any attempts to deal with corrupt Federal and State Governments. Unless, of course, you believe we have verifiable “elections”. I’m working here in my native Lone Star State to restore our 10,000,000 Texas Militia. As a candidate for Governor, are you and advocate for revitalizing the Washington Militia?

    P.S. Knowledge is not power…unless acted upon.

    1. I’d have to give that some thought. It sounds like you support a Texas Militia as a counter to our corrupt government. The problem is, how would you prevent the government or corporate interests from taking control of the militia?

      I’d love to see an armed militia that’s not only able to physically stand up to the government but whose members also have the proper intelligence and ideals to make them reasonably “balanced.”

      Unfortunately, I’m not sure that we could find that many intelligent people here in Washington. 😉

  6. Honestly? I don’t care about your rant above. The worst you can do is censor me. There is no way on God’s green earth I would vote for a man who calls my city “a cancer cell” — how on earth could you possibly trust such a man to GOVERN such a city rather than uproot and destroy it? And I sure as hell am never voting for an anti-Semite.

    But even if the above weren’t true, I would never vote for a man with such a childish, defensive attitude on his own personal blog. You’re the sort of fellow I’d expect to lecture us about the flatness of the earth while wearing a tinfoil hat, not take a serious job as part of a serious civil government.

    You just sound like an absolutely dreadful person to me. I don’t know, maybe all that means is that I’ve got a great career with the Stranger coming. But I’ve seen enough of your kind come and go that I suspect, no, you’re just this year’s Electoral Comedy Option.

    Censor away. You’ve been confronted with the ugly truth about yourself. That’s all I really wanted, you neurologically grotesque little bigot.

    1. WebRanger’s Note: As I understand it, this post was written in response to Lazslo Toth.

      I used to be like you. Then 9/11 happened. The United States went into Iraq, killed a million Iraqi’s and leveled much of their infrastructure. Fast forward a little bit, Libya gets taken out. Next comes Syria.
      Meanwhile, George Soros has funded the invasion of Europe.
      Here’s where it gets interesting, Iraq never attacked us on 9/11.
      Listen to George W. Bush admit to it.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_A77N5WKWM ….

      If something as big as the 9/11 lie, could be perpetrated, doesn’t that give you pause?

      Check out Hillary Clinton’s email, calling for the destruction of a democratically elected Assad to be taken out.

      11/30/2015 RELEASE IN FULL The best way to help Israel deal with Iran’s growing nuclear capability is to help the people of Syria overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad.
      https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/18328

      Then comes the admission, 20 million illegal immigrants are about to be made legal?
      What does that mean? If enough people rob a bank, then bank robbery becomes legal?

      David, if there’s anyway i could help you with your campaign
      research let me know. I’d be glad to help out.

      1. @ Sunshine: Thanks for the offer, but Election Day was a couple days ago. If you’re referring to my Jewarchy campaign, just help spread the word.

        If you haven’t watched my video @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zC8oaYcvPU check it out, upvote it, share it and write a supportive comment. I’m not getting press in some fairly big media in the U.S. and Israel, so there are plenty of articles where you can post comments.

        The election’s over, yet my campaign is just beginning. 😉

  7. Laszlo Toth wrote…

    “Honestly? I don’t care about your rant above.”

    Which “rant” are you referring to – The main post, which begins “Would you like to comment on my campaign,” or the comment preceding yours, which ends with “I’m not sure that we could find that many intelligent people here in Washington.”

    After which you coincidentally posted!

    “The worst you can do is censor me.”

    Oh, I could do much worse than that. I could call you names!

    “There is no way on God’s green earth I would vote for a man who calls my city ‘a cancer cell.'”

    You sound like the right-wingers who demand allegiance to the U.S. government. If you criticize the government, you’re ANTI-AMERICAN. Sorry, but I can’t support a city that screws its own children. It might be the American way, but it isn’t MY way.

    “How on earth could you possibly trust such a man to GOVERN such a city rather than uproot and destroy it?”

    I would govern by cutting out the cancer. In the meantime, dim bulbs like you can always vote for someone who really cares about the people, someone like Paul Schell, Greg Nickels, Mike McGinn, Ed Murray or Gary Locke. No skeletons in THEIR closets!

    “And I sure as hell am never voting for an anti-Semite.”

    Good for you; neither would I. For example, I hate Obama in part because of his incessant slaughter of innocent Arabs. In that spirit, I’d like to see people begin voting for anti-Jewarchists.

    “But even if the above weren’t true, I would never vote for a man with such a childish, defensive attitude on his own personal blog.”

    ???

    “You’re the sort of fellow I’d expect to lecture us about the flatness of the earth while wearing a tinfoil hat, not take a serious job as part of a serious civil government.”

    And you’re the sort of fellow I’d expect to see selling bagels at the Pike Place Market, tripling the price for Muslims.

    “You just sound like an absolutely dreadful person to me. I don’t know, maybe all that means is that I’ve got a great career with the Stranger coming.”

    For all we know, you may already be working for The Stranger; it isn’t as if it has any standards.

    “But I’ve seen enough of your kind come and go that I suspect, no, you’re just this year’s Electoral Comedy Option.”

    No Goodspaceguy, Mary Martin (the invisible socialist) and several one-issue candidates have me beat there.

    “Censor away. You’ve been confronted with the ugly truth about yourself. That’s all I really wanted, you neurologically grotesque little bigot.”

    Well, you got what you wanted. But if you really want to draw blood, I suggest you grow the cajones to run for public office, create your own blog and entice me into writing something unimaginably stupid that you can censor. Of course, the irony is that I didn’t really censor your post at all; I merely copied it and inserted my personal comments.

    NOTE FOR NEW VISITORS: You can scroll up the page to see the original, uncensored post I’m commenting on. It’s amazingly non-childish, and I don’t know how anyone could possibly call it defensive.

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