Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Geographically Challenged

Let me get this straight. Hawkins, a development company from Boise, got a good deal on some Palouse farmland and wants to build a sprawl-mall there. However, because the land does not have all utilities and is distant from either Moscow or Pullman, Hawkins wants either the Whitman County taxpayers to underwrite this mall with a bond, or the Moscow taxpayers to underwrite this mall with utility access.
- Bill London, Moscow-Pullman Daily News, January 29, 2008.

The Hawkins development, of course, will be directly adjacent to Moscow, hard against the state line. Don't laugh. It's sad, really, that our no growth moonbats have been reduced to this level of intellectual bankruptcy. It's much more fun when they have a sporting chance.
Numerous conservative commentators in our own community find time to comment on their lack of faith in the environmental certainty of global warming, as well as their belief that there is a vast liberal conspiracy behind anything to do with environmental protection.
- Chuck "Mr. Civil Discourse" Pezeshki, Moscow-Pullman Daily News, January 29, 2008.

You have to forgive Chuckie Sandiego's poor timing on today's column. He's in Denmark at the moment, not shoveling a foot of snow out of his driveway like the rest of us in Pullman.

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.


Satanic Mechanic said...

"...lack of faith in the environmental certainty of global warming.."
Faith eh? Since when is global warming a religion? Is "Two-Buck Chuck" a bishop of this new religion? Is the Goreacle the pope?
I guess when Chuckie gets back, him and his lot will want to burn me for scientific heresy. What am I saying?!? That will create more global warming! Chuck will cut off my infidel head.

Mr. C. said...

For now, I want to pick on just one thing that London said.

"these new retail outlets will suck economic vibrancy from both Moscow and Pullman."

However, a recent economic study shows that the Palouse loses $80 million a year in potential retail sales to nearby cities like Spokane and Lewiston.

I hear an economic sucking sound -- it's the cash leaving the Palouse because of our no-growth liberals.

Whitman County is making an excellent business decision. The county expects to see a tax revenue profit from the development of $9 million over the first 20 years, "over and above the costs in principal and interest to pay for the infrastructure."

Too bad Moscow gave the business away to Pullman. This will be Chaney’s legacy for the next 25 years — money from Moscow and Latah Counties being well spent in Whitman County because of no-growth prejudices.

Tom Forbes said...

Dale, I don't know about you, but I don't whether to laugh or be sickened by the recent spectacle of tax-and-spend nanny staters like London, Don Orlich, and Jim Fisher acting like libertarians of the Austrian School pontificating on minarchism and the free market.

April E. Coggins said...

Bill London's letter was over the top. ROFL! I only hope London is a free-lance fictional writer and is not paid to write text books.