Wednesday, November 11, 2015


We can hope for better days:

We can hope! Serbia also has done a LOT to help the refugees from Syria. It's commendable because Serbia is not a wealthy country.

Friday, November 06, 2015


Final Election Results:

Yes it's a sweep. One God Ol' Boy left. One decent Republican. Cathy Coffee actually had good ink in the Progressive Voters Guide. She made it. Female majority council. I hope they are sucessful in turning this town around!

Wednesday, November 04, 2015


History Was Made!

A thorough sweep of the Good Ol' Boys occurred last night. My district in particular sent a message of desire for real change. It was well worth being there to witness it all as it happened! The same night there was a thoroughly crazy City Council meeting which I did not go to. The City Manager rescinded his half - assed resignation. It seems most Yakima residents are not thrilled with O'Rourke and that the dissatisfaction crosses party lines. If O'Rourke is staying he needs to roll up his sleeves, get to work and realize that the Sunshine laws exist. Tony Sandoval did poorly. He considers himself a Democrat, and has over the years been a good Democrat. I think he has slipped right-ward on too many issues in an attempt to get some cross-over votes. The end result is he upset people who would be his natural supporters. You win by being yourself. Yes, it's good to get cross-over votes if you can, but you need to do it using issues where you really agree and actually don't have too many such issues. I think the other exciting thing about this election is so many of the new Cuty Council are bright, young Latinas. They are coming from a back-ground of Community activism and from having lived the struggle which the out-going council members have not experienced.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015


Election Night:

Mr. T. And I are close to the action at a Democratic Party function a T the Sub-Shop. Hoping for a Progressive take - over!

Sunday, October 25, 2015


Katarina Day:

Today Bosnian people mark the death anniversary of Katarina Vukčić Kosaca, last legitimate Queen of Bosnia before the Turkish conquest. What is interesting is that nearly every royal family left in Europe has ties to the last royal family of Bosnia. Therefore if you claim European royal ancestors, you are claiming Bosnian ancestry,

Saturday, October 17, 2015 I am not a fan of this sort of thing. People should not isolate themselves when going to another country. Oh well! It's money I guess..

Monday, October 05, 2015


Anniversary of Dayton Accord: Funny, I remember being so excited about Dayton, now it's like it never quite happened.

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