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Posts tagged "Frank Chopp"
A cut and dry-cleaning issue

A cut and dry-cleaning issue

Yes, Representative Pedersen bought a $383 painting of the Montlake Bridge for his office and billed us for it. And of course Senator Tom needed to charge his $164 Bose headphones back to the state. And sure, Representative Alexander had to spend a few hundred public dollars on dry-cleaning bills. It's a metric-based incentive system,... Read more...
How do you pat yourself on the back if you don't have a spine?

How do you pat yourself on the back if you don’t have a spine?

Little more than week after a zombie march where we descended on our headquarters — the State Capitol — where we found few brains and fewer hearts, budget writers from both parties this morning announced a bipartisan agreement to effectively replace the State Budget with the script of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. (This is known... Read more...
Olympia comes up empty

Olympia comes up empty

When the Vampire Governor’s twilight of our safety net budget was initially proposed, it looked like we might see a high-stakes battle between humans and the undead over whether the state would invest more in its 6-year-olds or its 6-feet-unders. But that has transmogrified into a mostly-symbolic battle between the House and Senate, in which... Read more...
Frank Chopp's Ghostly Machinations

Frank Chopp’s Ghostly Machinations

Though Chopp has never been a big customer of Glamour Shots, he has taken his rumpled, immaterial profile lower than ever this session. At this point, he's beyond stealth. Does he still have a material presence? Read more...

New Video: Do you really want to hurt me, Washington State Legislature

It's about State budget cuts. It's to the tune of the Violent Femmes version of Do You Really Want to Hurt Me. It includes a vampire, a zombie, and a werewolf. Just watch it already. Read more...
Senator Ed Murray: Undead Narcissist

Senator Ed Murray: Undead Narcissist

Senator Murray (Narcissist - 43rd) is the key budget-writer in the Senate. More importantly, he's a man driven by two obsessions. First, he's obsessed with Frank Chopp. Second, he's obsessed with himself. Read more...