King County Prosecutor – Sherman. My reasons for this are more than a bit disingenuous. While, all other things being equal, I would choose Satterberg, the emergence of DL backed candidates as a good alternative to what I see as a failed party system.
King County Council Pos. 6 – Richard Pope Basically because I agree with Roger Rabbit.
Initiative 960 – No! Latest fraud from Eyman to limit taxes. If Eyman wrote an intiative supporting evolution he could get me to vote for Intelligent Design.
Referendum 67 – Yes! Frankly, I resent being asked to vote on an issue like this where I lack expertise. For all his pixel abuse, Roger’s legal opinions are always well thought out. While I realize the rabbit is a shyster, he know more than I do on this sort of thing. So I will follow the rabbit sown the hole on this.
Senate Resolution 8206 – No. This is a stupid issue t put on the ballot, worthy of Eyman. I do not know enough about the budget to make this decision. That is why we pay accountants to to tell us where the money is and elect politicians to decide on priorities.
Senate Resolution 8212 –Yes . I disagree with the shyster bunny on this constitutional amendment to allow the state to provide inmate labor to private companies. While I agree that this could be abused, I fail to see the logic that incarcerated people should not be able to work. Indeed incarceration may serve a better purpose if we allow prisoners to work in jobs that provide real world training. Is there a potential for misuse of prisoners to compete against the free market? Yes, but the same can be said of almost anything we do as a government. Of course there needs to be oversight.
House Resolution 4204 – Yes I agree with the Rabbit that this constitutional amendment facilitates school levies but I think that is a good thing. In effect this would make the default to pass the levy. As long as we have elective school boards and the state does not do what the Constitution requires, the board should be elected to make exactly this decision.
House Resolution 4215 – Yes. Roger has it right. ” It’s a housekeeping measure to remove investment restrictions on certain dedicated higher education funds emanating from land grants; the same restrictions that were taken off investment of other state funds long ago. Passing this measure will make more money available for higher education.”
King County Initiative 25 – No! Again, damnit .. this obsession with electing folks for every job is nits. The elections director does a technical job. Hire her or him.
Proposition 1 – YES, reluctantly I HATE this measure but see no choice. It is a dishonest abuse of the electorate, worthy of the criticism of Eyman. But, I think we have been thoroughly fucked by the bad leadership of our region and have no other choice. These facilities are needed, for the most part. Doing this the right way, telling voters what the real costs will be and doing it as a part of a comprehensive transportation plan would be a lot better, but not doing it will just cost us more money. I also see this as meat for competent Pubican running vs. Gregoir.
I will not vote on the following because I think it is absurd these are elective offices. Port of Seattle Pos. 2 – Port of Seattle Pos. 5 – The port needs to be managed professionally and report to a more logical regional political entity .. presumably the County, I am also highly suspicious of any high level job that is not recompensed. With the BEST of intentions, the result is always corruption or incompetence.