Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Monday, November 21, 2005

Another Pullman Export

Pullman is exporting something else over the border to Idaho, but luckily it isn't any more of our tax dollars.

The "Pullman" Alliance for Responsible Development has failed miserably in the PR battle over Wal-Mart in Pullman, suffering a scalding defeat at the polls two weeks ago, so now they are taking their act on the road to Moscow:
Message to Everyone Concerned about the Proposed Development of a WalMart Supercenter in Moscow:

On Tuesday, November 29th at 7:00 the Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse will host a meeting for those who would like to be a part of the community opposition to the proposed WalMart Supercenter in Moscow. The Meeting will be held at the Unitarian Church in Moscow at 420 East Second Street.

Leaders of the Pullman Alliance for Responsible Development will give a presentation about the structure of the organization they set up to oppose the WalMart Supercenter in their town, and will be available to answer questions.

We are looking for concerned citizens who would like to participate in the effort. We need letter writers, petition distributors, flier distributors, neighbor persuaders, and members of local churches, schools, universities and organizations.

We are also looking for attorneys, web designers, public-relations experts and others who want to help lead and coordinate this effort. If you can help provide leadership or expertise, please send an email to nomoscowsupercenter at yahoo.com.

Please forward this announcement to others who might like to join in the effort.

For up to date news about this effort, check out http://nomoscowsupercenter.blogspot.com/. For more information about WalMart and its impact on communities, go to http://pullman-ard.org/paws_campaign_docs/paws.php.

For More Information Contact Peggy Jenkins at 877-2208.
And why not? The voters of Moscow just installed an anti-growth regime. PARD has always seemed more interested in Moscow than Pullman anyway, seeing the two communities as somehow joined at the hip for tax purposes.

All I can say is, let's see some of those petitions against a Moscow Supercenter over here. And will the Moscow anti-Supercenter group use the objection that a Moscow Supercenter will affect jobs in Pullman the way PARD claimed a Pullman Supercenter would impact Moscow? How about the argument that there is already a Supercenter planned for Pullman? You could get a migraine thinking about all the twisted logic that these lefties use.

It's all about Pullman, not just Wal-Mart, right PARDners?


April E. Coggins said...

Yes, certainly seek advice from a losing orginization, like PARD.

Breathlessly they ask, "We are also looking for attorneys, web designers, public-relations experts and others who want to help lead and coordinate this effort."

What? No farmers, merchants or concerned citizens will lend a hand? Something tells me we don't have the "education" required.

Tom Forbes said...

They need to look for a logician. PARD's biggest problem has been that none of their arguments have made any sense.