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April 7, 2008 at 12:24pm

Gregoire in Tacoma


Gov. Christine Gregoire is pumping up the crowd inside the Landmark Convention Center right now with Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down."  I'll give you a full report soon.

Filed under: Politics, Tacoma,

April 5, 2008 at 7:56am

Holding the umbrella


As Eminen once said, "Old men have heart attacks and I don't want to be responsible for that, so, put the mic down and walk away. You can still have a little bit of digni-tay."

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March 20, 2008 at 10:17am

Iraq war candlelight vigil


Chiara Wood of The Turning Point hosted a Tacoma candlelight vigil last night as part of a national vigil in protest of the five-year war in Iraq.

Fifty people gathered in front of the Sixth Avenue business to speak their minds and pray in silence.

Vigilone Vigiltwo Vigilthree Vigilfour Vigilfive Vigilsix It was heartfelt.

Filed under: Politics, Tacoma,

March 16, 2008 at 2:04pm

Iraq war candlelight vigil


Chiara Wood of The Turning Point will host a Tacoma candlelight vigil  Wednesday at 7 p.m. as part of a national vigil in protest of the five-year war in Iraq.

“The war in Iraq has gone on for nearly five! years,” Wood states in a release. “The unbearable costs at home and abroad keep mounting. It's clear that Americans are ready for a real change in direction.

 On March 19, tens of thousands of people across the country will gather to observe the fifth anniversary of the war with candlelight vigils.”

Wood would like interested participants to register at MoveOn.org, but it’s not necessary.

[Candlelight vigil, Wednesday, March 19, 7 p.m., 2207 Sixth Ave., Tacoma]

Filed under: Politics, Tacoma,

March 2, 2008 at 3:55pm

Saturday Night Live


For those who missed it, Sen. Hillary Clinton and former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani made guest appearances on "Saturday Night Live" last night. Humorous, indeed, especially Clinton's cameo - but it waits to be seen whether the appearance will pack the same punch as Bubba playing his sax on Arsenio Hall. Texas and Ohio will probably be the judge of that.

Here's what the Gray Lady is saying about it.

Direct TV New York NY can get you all the channels you want.

Filed under: Politics,

February 28, 2008 at 6:13pm

Ken Miller update


After more than three years of legal wrangling, University Place resident and Tacoma-area property developer Ken Miller has been awarded $500,000 for 1.25 acres of land taken against his wishes by regional transit authority Sound Transit. That amount, says Miller, doesn’t even cover his legal expenses. For all intents and purposes, Miller received nothing for his property, which he values at $2 million.

A Pierce County Superior Court jury today ruled that Miller is entitled to $500,000 for property taken by Sound Transit via the power of eminent domain â€" the right granted to government agencies to take private property against the owner’s will for purposes that serve the public good. The public good, in this case, would be a parking lot for riders of Sound Transit’s commuter rail line in South Tacoma.

“This wasn’t a good day,” says Miller. “We lost everything.”

LINK: Life de-railed â€" the Ken Miller story.

Filed under: Politics, Tacoma,

February 16, 2008 at 10:42am

U.S. Civil Rights Movement in Tacoma


I never heard of the Rev. James Lawson, but if Glen Anderson of Olympia’s branch of Fellowship of Reconciliation says he’s “one of the strongest leaders in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement,” then he must be. I trust Anderson.

Lawson will speak in Tacoma Monday, Feb 25 at Shiloh Baptist Church; Tuesday, Feb. 26 at St. John Baptist Church; and Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the University of Washington, Tacoma. 

Lawson was the main organizer of the nonviolent sit-ins to integrate lunch counters in Nashville, Tenn., in about 1961. He has a strong background in Gandhian nonviolence and had actually spent time in India studying the principles and methodology with some of Gandhi’s close associates.

"Speaking to Lawson is the closest most of us will ever come to speaking with Martin Luther King, Jr., who called him the leading theorist of nonviolence in the United States," says Prof. Michael Honey of the UW-Tacoma.

For more information, call: Associated Ministries of Tacoma/Pierce County at 253.383.3056 ext 119.

  • Shiloh Baptist Church, “Where Do We Go From Here? Forty Years Since Martin Luther King Jr.,” 7 p.m., Feb 25, 1211 South "I" Street, Tacoma
  • St. John Baptist Church, “Dialogue on Economic Justice and the Church,” noon-1:30 p.m., Feb. 26, 2001 South "J" Street (at 20th), Tacoma
  • University of Washington-Tacoma, “Dialogue on Philosophy and Practice of Non-Violence,” 7 p.m., Feb. 27, (BHS Room 106, above the UW Book Store), 19th and Pacific, Tacoma

Filed under: Politics, Tacoma,

February 12, 2008 at 6:30am

Breakfast With Bobble Tiki


Learn it, use it, spell it
Anodyne \AN-uh-dyn\, adjective:
1. Serving to relieve pain; soothing.
2. Not likely to offend; bland; innocuous.
1. A medicine that relieves pain.
2. Anything that calms, comforts, or soothes disturbed feelings.

USAGE EXAMPLE: Shortly after dropping out of the 2008 Presidential Campaign, Mitt Romney retreated to the back of the Mitt-mobile and took five or six bong hits â�" an anodyne both for the pain of defeat and pain in his checkbook.

THE MORNING NEWSBreakfastaffairs

SEATTLE: Randy Quaid is fucked up

TACOMAPuyallup is fucked up

CAMPAIGN �08: The Clinton campaign is fucked up

SPORTS: Jim Zorn is fucked

You can stand atop the mountain and scream your naked desires to the universe or shed that synapse epilepsy and hug the South Sound today with your fellow man:

MUSIC: Yesterday, Bobble Tiki complained it was Monday and there was nothing to do. Today, Tuesday, one day closer to the weekend, and there's still not much to do. It is Tightwad Tuesday at Hell's Kitchen, a Weekly Volcano sponsored event, so Bobble Tiki's boss would probably appreciate it if he mentioned that. And it is Loud and Local Night at Maggie O-Tooles. But, in all honesty, Bobble Tiki foresees spending another night on the couch in his sweat pants. Thatââ?¬â?¢s just the way Bobble Tiki rolls sometimes.   

MORE MUSIC: What's on tonight
FORUMS, BITCH: Check-em out

Bobble Tiki's Threats and Promises column runs every week in the Volcano. Yesterday Bobble Tiki told you he'd be covering Sean Costello's show coming up at Jazzbones this week. Bobble Tiki lied. He changed his mind and will now be covering Team Unicorn Records and their party at Bob's Java Jive this weekend. Bobble Tiki hopes he hasn�t disappointed anyone, but feels confident in the decision. Bobble Tiki will not be losing any sleep over the matter.

Breakfast with Bobble Tiki runs six days a week now. Deal with it.

February 9, 2008 at 12:41pm

Obama Girl

Filed under: Politics,

February 5, 2008 at 4:20pm

Chuck Norris Approved

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