Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Friday, November 11, 2005

Lies and The Lying Liars Who Tell Them

Remember on Monday when I-90 was closed and Eastern Washington was said to be "isolated from the civilized world"? Western Washington roads were in danger from earthquakes, rockslides, Hurricane Katrina, plagues of locusts, etc.

Now, three days after the election, the duped voters on the west side of the state (and in Whitman County) heard the truth from Washington Transportation Secretary Doug McDonald:
...the timetable and plan for the Alaskan Way Viaduct and the Evergreen Point Bridge, the two projects that seemed most on the minds of King County voters, remain up in the air.

More money must be raised within the region to complete funding for replacing the viaduct and the state Route 520 bridge and other projects such as Interstate 405 and state Route 167.
That's right taxpayers, the highway that could collapse with the next temblor or the bridge that might sink in a heavy wind HAVE NO TIMETABLE OR PLAN TO BE REPLACED!!!!!! What's first on the list of post-I-912 WSDOT priorities? An $800,000 bicycle lane on a bridge over I-90 in Moses Lake. I guess Eastern Washington gets its fair share after all. Oh brother.

My congratulations to the idiots who voted against I-912.


April E. Coggins said...

The "truth" about taxes should be questioned. It amazes me when Eastern Washington expects a fair shake from Western Washington. We are the the fooled me once, fool me again. Over and over. Hah-ha. We seem to believe everything. Seattle is not on our side.

Uncle Bubba said...

Any drivel coming from the Westside is self-serving. Eastern Wa. is Olympia's "Red Haired Step Child". The smaller and farther east the more crimson the hair color becomes.

cc said...

This reminds me an awful lot of the tax increase we, here in Whitman County, just voted on in the primary. For the jails, you know. Um, except that money will be funneled right out as soon as it comes in.

Those who voted against I-912 will be sorely disappointed. The unsafe roads will remain unsafe and the congested roads will remain congested. Mark my words. Those who voted against it were duped big-time and they should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves.

It's time to do something about making The State of Eastern Washington a reality.

April E. Coggins said...

While I agree that Eastern Washington is not represented in Washington State, I don't think it's a possibility for us to break off. Too many people buy in to the propaganda that Western Washington is doing us a favor by subsidizing us. Look at I-912. I think it would be more productive to lobby and work for economical growth in Eastern Washington. It angers me that Washington State money has been spent on building up Western Washington. It angers me that now they want to put off the long promised "emphasis" in Eastern Washington because Western Washington now needs to "maintain" their status. The reality is, we must fight for every scrap. No one is going to fight for us. We are going to have to do it ourselves.