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Thu, Mar 29, 2007, 3:09 pm  //  John Servais

Rick Larsen's attitude towards those citizens who are against the war in Iraq is exposed. In the case against Ellen Murphy by US Rep. Rick Larsen and the city of Bellingham, here is a statement from the sworn affidavit of Carol Cates.

"I volunteered for Rick Larsen from March 4, 2004 to nearly the end of November, 2004. I was in contact with Mr. Larsen, his staff, including his chief of staff Jeff Bjornstad, during that time. I was present for many strategy sessions in his main campaign office in Everett during this time. I can say without question that Rick Larsen and his staff shared a common prejudice and bias towards folks who were adamant about stopping US military action in Iraq, and other things related to that position. He frankly exhibited complete disdain for people who felt that way. Anyone who felt that they were supporting our troops by trying to get them home and stop the killing was seen as naive and uneducated. At that time, "those folks", as well as supporters of Howard Dean, and Mr. Dean himself were considered "out in left field", "lefties", "Deaniacs", uneducated and misinformed. Mr. Larsen held the very strong attitude that "those people" should have their heads examined."


This statement is part of the public record in this case. Her affidavit was taken March 13 - a couple weeks ago. The city of Bellingham continues to spend considerable money after 5 months of prosecution of this case to convict Ellen of a serious crime for sitting in Rick Larsen's office before closing time.
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Uneducated and misinformed

Thu, Mar 29, 2007, 3:09 pm  //  John Servais

Rick Larsen's attitude towards those citizens who are against the war in Iraq is exposed. In the case against Ellen Murphy by US Rep. Rick Larsen and the…

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The race is on!

Wed, Mar 28, 2007, 8:00 pm  //  John Servais

We have 10 candidates for that vacant 4th Ward council position.

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We have eight candidates for the vacant city council position formerly held by Joan Beardsley. Eight, including…

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Village Books

In historic Fairhaven. Take Exit 250 from I-5.

Ellen Murphy trial update; by Sharon Crozier

Tue, Mar 27, 2007, 10:00 pm  //  John Servais

The person on the Bench in Bellingham's Municipal Court said today (Monday, Mar 26) that citizens have no right to be heard by our public officials, that participation…

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Running wild

Mon, Mar 26, 2007, 3:25 pm  //  John Servais

Six of the seven Bellingham City Council members could be new next January. Only Barbara Ryan is sure to be back. By filing week Friday, June 8, we…

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US a police state?

Sat, Mar 24, 2007, 3:38 pm  //  John Servais

The Bush administration's calculated transformation of the US into a police state. The Washington Post prints a letter from one of the thousands in our midst who have…

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Blue Canyon bullies?

Fri, Mar 23, 2007, 3:42 pm  //  John Servais

So - what is going on at the Blue Canyon, down at the south end of Lake Whatcom? Who is Stephen Scott and who is Rita Foley and…

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Checking past predictions

Tue, Mar 20, 2007, 3:47 pm  //  John Servais

Four years ago today the ground invasion of Iraq started. George Bush used known false claims of danger to the US to justify the war. By early April…

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Bellingham Herald editors cannot count

Mon, Mar 19, 2007, 3:55 pm  //  John Servais

Front page headline this morning reads "War enters fourth year". Sorry, it is entering the fifth year. This for their most bold headline - and probably seen by…

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Ellen Murphy trial update; by Sharon Crozier

Sat, Mar 17, 2007, 3:59 pm  //  Site Management

The Ellen Murphy trial took an unexpected turn today, (Thursday, March 15) when the judge in the case devoted a major part of a Motion hearing to talk…

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Ellen Murphy trial update; by Sharon Crozier

Fri, Mar 16, 2007, 12:00 am  //  Site Management

The House of Representatives legal council today filed a multi-page Motion to Quash the subpoena requiring Rep. Rick Larsen to appear in Bellingham Court on March 20. Larsen…

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No politicians at awards banquet

Thu, Mar 15, 2007, 4:12 am  //  Site Management

A telling point was made last evening at the annual Business Person of the Year awards banquet sponsored by the Northwest Business Monthly. MC Bill Quehrn asked that…

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Ellen Murphy update; by Sharon Crozier

Sun, Mar 11, 2007, 4:16 pm  //  Site Management

Congressman Rick Larsen has (so far) successfully avoided the process server who is waiting to hand him a subpoena to appear in the trial of war protester Ellen…

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Mayors-in-waiting; Congressional Hearings

Fri, Mar 09, 2007, 5:00 pm  //  Site Management

Gene Knutson, 14-year city council member, is running for mayor. He has his kickoff fund raiser at the Squalicum Boathouse next Thursday, Mar 15. Gene is well liked…

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Larsen: a cold political operator

Sun, Mar 04, 2007, 4:31 pm  //  Site Management

Ellen Murphy is now allowed to enter the Federal Building in Bellingham. With the court dismissal of the Oct. 20 trespass charge, the lifetime ban on entering the…

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