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JOHN CARLSON Column full of ‘partisan hackery’ John Carlson’s praise for Dino Rossi’s losing campaign and criticism of Darcy Burner and Christine Gregoire in “The Impact of 2008 Elections,” in the Nov. 15 Redmond Reporter isn’t insightful commentary, it’s partisan hackery.
I was pleased to see the article in the Oct. 29 issue about the Redmond High School cheer coach being dismissed. I am equally disturbed by the actions of the LWSD. The kids on the cheer squad are devastated by this situation. It appears that complainants have succeeded in railroading the coach out the door.
Hold on, Mayor Marchione. I hope I’m not the only one who caught the tax increases Mayor Marchione presented in his budget proposal to City Council. Enough! In his proposal Marchione asks for a 1 percent property tax increase and a “maximum” 6 percent utility tax increase over each of the next five years. Stop the madness!
The recent letters to the editor about life have been very interesting and got me thinking.
I disagree regarding the success of the SR 202 project reducing the commute time after the road widening project.
I am writing in response to Bonnie Shipman’s criticisms of John Carlson for his support of Sarah Palin’s pro-life (anti-abortion) views (“Palin a threat to our freedom” in the Oct. 1 Redmond Reporter).
I read the editorial in the Sept. 27 Redmond Reporter about voter apathy and wanted to thank you for writing about this extremely serious problem.
I am writing in regards to John Carlson’s defense of Sarah Palin. He claims that “liberal feminists believe in choice as long as you make the choices they want you to make,” he then wonders what is behind the hostility toward Sarah Palin, and then he goes on to say that she is pro-life (or anti-choice).
It’s a slap in the face. For ten years Redmond Town Center and its merchants have happily pocketed the money of the “average” people of Redmond. In return, residents got convenience and a certain feeling of community that had been lacking. Recently, a new philosophy seems to have taken over at Town Center: not everyone is needed nor wanted anymore.
Evergreen Hospital Medical Center needs help getting a state license for 80 more beds. As a native of this area and long time Eastside resident, businessman and a volunteer community advisor for Evergreen, I have worked to get bonds passed to build and support the hospital. This is my hospital of choice.
I found Ilse Burch’s Aug. 16 letter to the editor to be far more sensational, insensitive, and ignorant than the claims she is making against the police department.
I read your article “Alarming evidence adds to mystery” in the Aug. 9 Redmond Reporter and I am dismayed.
As a Redmond resident, I enjoyed reading the article on Paula Tomlinson and the Seattle Danskin Women’s Triathlon in the July 19 Redmond Reporter.
As a parent of Wilder Elementary Students, I am saddened by the final decision by LWSD to not grant Mike McCoy an extended unpaid leave for him to tour with The Brothers Four.
If you insist upon bringing national politics into the Redmond Reporter, would you please either find an honest voice on the conservative side or present the other side as well?
I watched the Redmond Derby Days Parade. There are parts I love and parts I could do without, but I was amazed at the positioning of the Honor Guard. It came after the Seafair Guard? Also more than half the viewers didn’t stand, salute, stand at attention or anything.
John Carlson’s commentary “Obama, Bush, appeasement” in the May 24 issue of the Redmond Reporter refers to the dangers of “naive idealism,” specifically with respect to Barack Obama’s willingness to meet with America’s enemies.
John Carlson raises good points that the Green movement has not come of age in his recent column in the May 31 Redmond Reporter. But the point of the Green movement is that Western culture has not come of age. We have not used our technological advances to live in harmony and limit our damage to the planet and each other. The Green movement is at least looking to make our lifestyle sustainable.
I am originally from New Mexico but currently live in southern California.
I gotta be honest, normally I don’t give a second thought to uninvited objects thrown into my driveway, but something compelled me to take a gander at your publication, and I was reminded of a very serious problem also reported by the Seattle Times a while back regarding the horrific state of affairs at certain King County Animal Shelters (in Bellevue and Kent, namely).