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Senator Tom Riddle

Senator Tom Riddle

"I knew I was different, I knew I was special. Always, I knew there was something." — Tom Riddle “the Legislature has expanded the definition of ‘vulnerable’ a bit wide.” — Rodney Tom Read more...
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...
Rodney Tom, Hobgoblin of Medina, Party of one

Rodney Tom, Hobgoblin of Medina, Party of one

We have of course been tracking Rodney Tom for years now, but much like his style of dress, his demeanor, his income, and his politics, his hygiene habits are so anal-retentively Medina male that it’s been difficult to sniff out exactly what kind of beast he be. Some days he displays the vicious brutality of... Read more...
You got to have faith…in budget cuts

You got to have faith…in budget cuts

State Legislators have been saying for years that they’re “up all night” fretting over the budget. Last night, they finally put in the time to make that ring true, with a debate that lasted until 2 in the morning. It all started when Senator Ed Murray released a budget proposal which cut… hardly anything. Even... 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...
Public employees like to say they make the ultimate sacrifice...

Public employees like to say they make the ultimate sacrifice…

Living things grow. But dead things wither. The state cannot afford life anymore, so Legislators must choose death every chance they've got. It's a tough choice, sure, but there's no group more eager to make tough choices than the Washington State Legislature. Read more...
Joe Zarelli: A Hair of the Dog Approach

Joe Zarelli: A Hair of the Dog Approach

Zarelli began the session hungry like the wolf, waiting to pounce on the twin scourges of immigrants seeking an education and/or trying to drive, and ghost children who don't exist. These may seem like strange issues to take on, but you can't doubt the instincts of a natural born pack animal — his curious choice... Read more...