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Sun, Jan 19, 2014, 9:39 pm // John Servais
Too funny to ignore. Checking news web sites in the hour after the Seahawks win shows only the British and the online Seattle PI willing to point out the elephant in the room. The Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks, representing Colorado and Washington states, the only two states in the Union to legalize the enjoyment of marijuana, have their teams in the Super Bowl. Awesome.
Well, the straight laced media may choke on the entertainment value of this, but I'll bet the next two weeks reveal much fun in alternative media. And it will very effectively put this issue of a benign and enjoyable smoke right in front of all Americans and others around the world. The criminalization of weed would be a minor comedy except for the absurdly serious imprisonment of thousands - hundreds of thousands - of innocent and law abiding citizens. And the absurd reluctance of local police and elected officials everywhere to get real and accept the legalization of pot.
Weed Bowl, Bong Bowl, Stoner Bowl, and of course - This Bud's for You. All too funny. Really nice.
Sun, Jan 19, 2014, 9:39 pm // John ServaisSuper Bowl ... Weed Bowl ... This bud's for you ... Bong Bowl ... Marijuana Bowl ... whatever. It is on!
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Sat, Oct 26, 2013, 8:36 pm // John ServaisBeach reconstruction is done at Boulevard Park on the Bellingham waterfront. Paths along shore are again open - and it looks good.
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Paper Dreams in Fairhaven
Sun, Jun 30, 2013, 11:28 am // John ServaisBellingham City Council ready to approve $500,000 of trails money for resurfacing plastic grass on Civic Field.
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Thu, Jan 10, 2013, 12:23 pm // John ServaisA digression from politics. Checking with Green Bay relatives turns up an unexpected hope by fans there.
Fri, Dec 21, 2012, 2:18 pm // John ServaisThe Tunnel Creek avalanche and three skiers' deaths last February was a confusing tragedy. Experts killed. How did it happen?
Tue, May 15, 2012, 7:32 pm // Wendy HarrisA City staff memo on the Bloedel dock closure reads more like an advocacy brief
Mon, Oct 17, 2011, 2:17 am // John ServaisActually, not the ski area, but rather on the mountain itself. Bit of local ski adventuring.
Sat, Aug 27, 2011, 5:42 pm // Riley SweeneyRiley attends a flashmob tossing water balloons
Wed, Dec 15, 2010, 10:07 pm // Guest writerWendy Harris writes about a multi million dollar planned city of Bellingham project.
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Mon, Dec 13, 2010, 6:53 am // Riley SweeneyRiley Sweeney explains what he does during his downtime between campaigns, and how you can waste time too.
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Wed, Feb 24, 2010, 7:00 am // Ham HayesHockey night in Canada may be replaced.
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Mon, Feb 15, 2010, 6:49 am // John ServaisLarry Ellison has won the America's Cup in sailing by playing fair. He is a fine example for us all.
Mon, Feb 01, 2010, 2:55 pm // John ServaisThe Olympic games are disruptive to civil rights wherever they are held. This is proving true again in Vancouver.
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Sat, Oct 03, 2009, 9:00 am // Ken Wilcox[This is an updated and abridged version of an article published earlier this year in The Wild Cascades, journal of the North Cascades Conservation Council]
Controversy is still stewi
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Fri, Sep 11, 2009, 9:00 am // Ken WilcoxWhatever happened to the building of wooden boats on Bellingham Bay? The tradition and the history are rich here, as people like myself, oblivious to the craft, learned…
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Fri, Aug 28, 2009, 9:00 am // Ken WilcoxIf popular Cascade Pass has been on your to-do list this year, then now’s the time to-do it. This weekend or next would be especially good—because it’s about…
Fri, Aug 21, 2009, 11:23 am // Ken WilcoxSummer hiking in the American Alps (our fantabulous North Cascades) is at its zenith, and it's Friday and I'm already dyin' to get back out there.... so for…
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Wed, Jun 10, 2009, 11:02 am // John ServaisA few days ago, our community lost two young people to a tragic accident. A boating accident in Bellingham Bay. Yet we know almost nothing about them and…
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Thu, Jun 04, 2009, 4:58 am // Ken WilcoxThis is the first installment of a new column by Ken Wilcox on the Northwest outdoors--for active, reactive and proactive people.
Much of interest is brewing these days in…
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Thu, May 15, 2008, 11:02 pm // John ServaisAlan Rhodes seems to want to be like Emmett Watson, the late writer about Lesser Seattle. However, Alan seems to lack Emmett's basic charitable view of his fellow…
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Tue, Jan 08, 2008, 8:18 pm // John ServaisOK, we are running on the new server. And the design and programming are going well. I have cautious hope the transformed site will be running by early…
Thu, Nov 29, 2007, 8:00 pm // John ServaisA quick check of the below letter to the Herald website shows 76 comments have been posted. Me thinks this partially explains why the Herald prints and posts…
Sat, Mar 18, 2006, 8:54 pm // Site ManagementUmpire Bob Davidson, our USA go-to cheater, is behind the plate for today's game between Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Of course his calls are to help defeat…
Fri, Mar 17, 2006, 3:00 pm // Site ManagementWe can all feel better as Americans today, as it turns out we did cheat last night in trying to beat the Mexicans. Whew. We did give it…
Thu, Mar 16, 2006, 3:02 pm // Site ManagementSomebody forgot to tell the Mexicans that they couldn't beat the US baseball major league all stars. Take a hint. Clemens pitching? A batting lineup of all stars?…
Wed, Mar 15, 2006, 3:04 pm // Site Managementwhen we - Americans in this case - do lose at something despite our cheating, we simply ignore it as best we can. We pretend it didn't happen.…
Mon, Mar 13, 2006, 3:10 pm // Site Managementof course. Today American baseball umpire Bob Davidson nicely reversed a call in the new Baseball Classic which gave the American team a win over the Japanese -…
Sun, Jun 12, 2005, 5:35 pm // Site ManagementChuckanut Ridge is a controversy now - and it is deja vu of 1996. On October '96, NwCitizen broke new information and posted three reports that helped to…
Mon, Feb 02, 2004, 9:24 pm // John ServaisCBS said ad too controversial for Americans
Super Bowl is nice family occasion
FCC refused to speak out or monitor CBS
Ad with horse farting in woman's face is OK
Tue, Jan 27, 2004, 9:31 pm // John ServaisMoveon.org has a TV ad about the huge national deficit that George W is giving us. They have raised the million or more dollars to run it during…
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