This photo is from August 19th, 2009 - the day after the primary election.
In the latest act of political intimidation, the worst and dumbest struck last night smashing windows and dousing paint on the offices of Olympia Master Builers and Triway Enterprises LLC Olympian story here.
I'm posting this for the record here at Olyblog. I also invite anti-rezone everyone to condemn one more time this alarming turn in Olympia politics. Should these culprits be nabbed I believe jail time and a 1,000 hours of community service are reasonable due to the intention of these hooligans to quell political discourse.
In the end the only thing these fools have done is impress potential mates. Yes, yes son, yer fuckin' hard core. Oi Oi!
There is no tactical thinking, no strategic thinking, not damned thinking here at all. Trashing, not defeating your enemy is nothing but a childish outburst, a twenty something tantrum.
December 12th Update/meta-comment
I just have to say my post got hijacked into some very strange spaces. I set out to document an assault on the political process in Olympia and provide a space in which to condemn an act of violence against my body politic. Initially got some valuable feedback but that quickly degenerated into Downtowner questioning my mental health, Berd blathering his predictable logic free monologues about what his heart tells the rest of us to believe, and conspiracy theories about just who tagged whom and why.
This has been an unpleasant experience which I do not plan on repeating any time soon.
It has come to my attention that Gary R. Tabor, candidate for Thurston County Superior Court, has received considerable campaign support from the Olympia Master Builders (www.omb.org). Maybe you have seen the advertisements on IT Buses [pdf].
Tabor's challenger, Ed Holm, is not without his own issues. As the director of the Thurston County Prosecutor's Office he is accused of mismanagement.
The campaign of Gary R. Tabor has received over $15,000 from Olympia Master Builders via the OMB political action committee "Peoples Choice for Leadership" (this information is tricky and very difficult to find on the Washington Public Disclosure Commission website (www.pdc.wa.gov, but here's a short-cut: type "peoples choice for leadership" into first entry field ["filer name"]). In a time of increasing environmental peril, is this the kind of influence over the judiciary that will do society good?
It seems that those of us who are concerned with the issue of how to best approach the problem of creating a truly sustainable society are left with a difficult choice.
Is it too late to organize a write-in campaign?