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The Latest from Team J stands for "Jumbled Junk"

The Latest from Team J stands for “Jumbled Junk”

Jay "Jumbled Junk" Inslee today announced a doodles-for-dollars fundraising scheme. Sounds sketchy to us. Read more...
Need is up. Use of services is down. It’s a win/win!

Need is up. Use of services is down. It’s a win/win!

Making services harder to access is just as good for budget-writers as it is bad for the needy. That explains the overwhelming excitement from all quarters of the Legislature to the news of the surprising decline in caseloads. As narcissist hero Ed Murray said: “If you use the governor’s budget as a framework … two-thirds... Read more...
Ed Murray is still not equal to himself

Ed Murray is still not equal to himself

Only in Olympia could approving a policy supported by a strong majority of the state be taken as a sign of political bravery. But that’s exactly the case with the marriage equality bill which, despite polling at about 55% approval, won Senator Ed Murray (narcissist, 43rd) and Governor Gregoire national credit for political bravery. (The... Read more...
Polly want a windfall?

Polly want a windfall?

Pirate ships are places where the mere rumor of a legend of buried treasure would get parrots squawking, peglegs pounding, and mutinous thoughts a-brewing in a furious scurry for wealth. So we pirates are deeply impressed — if a little befuddled — by the ability of the entire Legislature to keep silent about the $300... Read more...
Sacred cows?

Sacred cows?

You may suspect that dairy is not such a tremendously important economic sector in Washington that one week of delivery disruptions would be an emergency possibly requiring the deployment of paramilitary state power. (Occupy Flossie?) Read more...
Expect Less: Our application for the position of head of the Revenue Forecast Council

Expect Less: Our application for the position of head of the Revenue Forecast Council

Now that Arun Raha is quitting, Undead Olympia is ready to step and fill in the position of Chief Economist and head of the Revenue Forecast Council. Read more...
Silent and deadly

Silent and deadly

It looks like the slashing of this year is going to once again happen in the dark corners of the Legislative Building, where it belongs, rather than under the klieg lights of the Olympia SWAT Team as some had worried the action might again end up. Read more...
Trimming everything at the Capitol — including the tree

Trimming everything at the Capitol — including the tree

The AWB likes to trim everything — including the tree. But if they're not careful, legislators might eye the $350 million windfall Washington businesses are seeing from reduced Workers Compensation costs (known to some as "benefits"), and ask for some more charity still. Read more...
Not the first to put the "limp" in Olympia

Not the first to put the “limp” in Olympia

When State Troopers finally arrested peaceful protestors for their symbolically violent use of the 1st amendment to speak out for redress of grievances against the government as if that were a right more important than the official closing time of a public building, some of the protestors chose to "go limp". Too bad for them...... Read more...

Roadkill on the run?

We received several reports today that the formerly Republican and suspiciously well-manicured Senator Rodney Tom of Medina was spotted bounding his way through the Seattle marathon today. Read more...
A horn of empty

A horn of empty

Appropriately enough, the multicultural feast of Thankgiving legend turned out be but a breather in a hundreds-years-long genocidal attack on the invited guests. Read more...
Sickle-me Elmo

Sickle-me Elmo

Sickle-me Elmo. It's not a costume, it's a mirror. Read more...