Sunday, June 14, 2009

Seattle state of affairs re: motorists

Seattle is a city that loves bicyclists more than motorists, at least if you live south of Capitol Hill, because Seward Park and Rainier Valley are viewed as less important to the city power brokers than those who live in Capitol Hill and the North End. Imagine if Lake Shore Drive was closed once or twice a week to bicyclists.

June 12, 2009

Hon. Jan Drago
Council Person
Transportation Committee
Seattle City Council
PO Box 34025Seattle, WA 98124-4025

Re: Transportation from Seward Park/Rainier Valley into center of city substandard

Dear Ms. Drago:

It is my understanding that you are on the Transportation Committee of the Seattle City Council. The reason that I am writing to you is because the transportation from Seward Park/Rainier Valley into the center of the city (i.e. Downtown, Capitol Hill, etc.) is substandard. First, for some unfathomable reason, Lake Washington Boulevard is closed every Sunday and Thursday during the summer, to accommodate the bicyclists. Secondly, on Rainier Avenue, between Martin Luther King Blvd. and McClellan, the city is doing a lot of construction and repaving of the road. I feel that the citizens of the Seward Park/Rainier Valley Neighborhood are being ill served.

In my humble opinion, Lake Washington Boulevard should be open to motorists on every other Sunday. There is no reason why the motorists should have to accommodate the bicyclists like this and deprive themselves of access to the center of the city.

Thank you kindly for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely yours,

Joshua Normand

Sunday, May 10, 2009

wy the Miss California controversy matters

Why is this Miss California thing such a big deal? Because the Political Left and the Democratic Party Establishment want to deny conservatives or traditionalists a platform to reach the public. They have ruined Miss Prejean but when they remove her crown, they will be sending a message to future contestants, toe the line on Homosexuality and other cultural issues or else you will be punished and not permitted to enter. This is very sad and we traditionalists need to wake the hell up (pardon my language) and stop this from happening. The Miss California committee is interested in setting a precedent and message to all traditionalists, you have no place in popular culture. We have to resist this. Not everyone is fortunate enough to be locked away in a religious or traditional setting. Television, movies and music are accessed by more than 85% of the American population and for us to ignore this is foolish.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


As I no longer live in West Rogers Park, having moved back to Seattle about two weeks ago, this is my last post on this blog. It was nice to have been in RP, but it's time to move on, and as we hear in the political world, time for change.

Good luck to all Rogers Park and Chicago residents.


Thursday, December 04, 2008

sports ramblings

1) Congratulations to Gonzaga's men's basketball team on winning the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Florida last week and reaching the fifth spot in the polls. Gonzaga beat Oklahoma State, Maryland and Tennessee to win this event. Unfortunately, the best team in the country is North Carolina and they would beat Gonzaga by at least a dozen. That can wait until March.

2)Oklahoma (or Choke-lahoma), Ohio State and Florida State are football teams that I can NEVER root for. They're a bunch of bullies who run up the score on inferior teams, but lose to the good ones. I bet USC would beat Chokelahoma in the BCS title game by ten to seventeen points.

3) Seattle and Washington state sports teams need to get difference makers if they ever expect to win anything. Nice guys finish last, unfortunately.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Zag hoops

Gonzaga could win Old Spice in Orlando.

ND is in Maui, hopefully they will beat the Horns tonight and beat the Heels tomorrow.

Friday, November 21, 2008

college hoops update

1) Gonzaga is 2-0 after easy wins over Montana State and Idaho.
Next is the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Florida. Oklahoma State is first, followed by Maryland/Michigan State. MSU is ranked. Potentially a Georgetown matchup for the title. As a Big East follower, I would LOVE for Gonzaga to face Georgetown. They will play UConn in Seattle at Key Arena on December 20th.

2) Good win for the Illini yesterday at Vanderbilt over the Commodores, 69-63. McCamey had 23 and Davis had 11 points and 12 boards before fouling out. Next weekend, the Illini are in South Padre Island, Texas for a tournament.

3) To my friend at Chase who's a big Wolverine fan, I love your team even more for beating UCLA in NY last night. Even if the football team stinks, at least the basketball team beat UCLA.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

interesting thought

In light of the historic nature of the presidential campaign, I wish to post these words from a guy named William Hennessy. I don't know if he's a neo-con, leprechaun or paleo-con, but it is worth noting.

Having identified some quintessential conservative groups, I believe I must devote some space to several organizations which do not represent conservatism in any way shape or form, but do provide ammunition for our enemies to use against us. Among these groups are the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), the Aryan Nation, the Skinheads , and the American Nazi Party.

These groups do not support limited government, they support government activism of the worst kind. They do not promote individual freedom, but group hate. They do not advance freedom, but seek to restrict virtually every aspect of life through terror. They oppose seemingly everything but drunk and stupid. These groups, for the most part, seek to eliminate Blacks, Asians, Mediterraneans, Hispanics, Jews, Catholics, liberals, intellectuals, the wealthy, the poor, libertarians, civil libertarians, agnostics, etc.