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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...
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...
It's in the entrails: what we foresee in the September revenue forecast

It’s in the entrails: what we foresee in the September revenue forecast

After removing all the key organs from an unwitting volunteer formerly receiving TANF benefits and laying them out on in front of the Governor’s mansion for a good look (she loves the smell of rotting entrails), we can see a state with a slowly economic heartbeat, an increasingly empty digestive tract, and lungs tired out... Read more...
A leftover in a taxidermy shop

A leftover in a taxidermy shop

The fight of a paper tiger is what we’ve all come to expect from leaders of the Washington State Democratic Party when someone says "boo" to it and makes them feel scared. Paper tigers are one thing. But Jay Inslee turns out to have a spirit more akin to a stuffed animal. If politics is... Read more...
Undead Olympia Quiz: Can you tell the candidates for Governor apart?

Undead Olympia Quiz: Can you tell the candidates for Governor apart?

The emotional polarization between the parties is so strong these days that before a single meaningful public commitment to a single controversial issue could be made by either candidate, many of the various party-aligned constituency groups have already launched full-throated campaigns of banshee screaming about How Terrible The Other Guy Really Is. Read more...
Happy Fiscal New Year's Eve! Things are going to be different, right?

Happy Fiscal New Year’s Eve! Things are going to be different, right?

In honor of the coming Fiscal New Year, Legislators traditionally celebrate Fiscal New Year's Eve by ceremonially resting their forearms — exhausted from months of repetitive gouging — and sheathing their blades in storage scabbards bedazzled with the state seal. They say that those who do not learn from the past are destined to become... Read more...
Looking backwards from the future at the next supplemental budget

Looking backwards from the future at the next supplemental budget

The revenue forecast is out. As expected, the news was not good: the only kind of forecast one can ever count on during an Olympia legislative session is a desperately dreary grinding gray drizzle. Read more...
It's in the tea leaves: predicting, partying, soothing... and Jay Inslee

It’s in the tea leaves: predicting, partying, soothing… and Jay Inslee

On side overlapping circle: Tail and hindquarters of rate, with head in a hole. Monster with a man's head and bear's paws. (Senator Hobbs, is that you?) Read more...