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Like I said in the last post, I don’t usually read the Tacoma News Tribune. It’s a scandal rag, owned by the McClatchy organization. Last week, I couldn’t help looking at their story on the Port of Tacoma – a … Continue reading
I don’t generally read the Tacoma News Tribune. It’s a McClatchy “newspaper” – and I use that term loosely. McClatchy rags all seem to tout the McClatchy line – they’re anti-labor, right-wing, rags with a very specific, narrow agenda. I … Continue reading
I was saddened to hear of the death of Farrah Fawcett. She was a really classy and talented lady.
Conversely, on hearing Michael Jackson died at about the same time, I think I felt relief. My reaction was along the lines of, thank god, another psycho pedophile has been taken out of action.
Sirs: I’m a regular KPIG listener. I live in Tacoma, WA, and listen to the internet stream. I’ve been a regular listener pretty much since KPIG went live online. In the 70′s, I lived in the Santa Cruz area and … Continue reading
He who burns brightest burns quickest. Chris Lapenski died in a motorcycle accident on the morning of Monday, August 13. He was 36 years old, a longshoreman, riding his Suzuki Hayabusa – the fastest production bike in the world, capable … Continue reading
In a day and age when organized labor seems largely irrelevant to many, this is an appropriate time to stop and reflect on the gains made by unions in the past 100 years. Although no one seems to remember now, … Continue reading
What’s the difference between a bookie and an insurance company? The bookie won’t welsh on paying if you try to collect. We just got done with a long, troubling fight with Safeco Insurance. Early last April, my oldest kid’s car … Continue reading
I just replaced the firepot on my pellet stove last week. $300. I’ve heated my home with wood pellets for the last five years. I have a Quadrafire Santa Fe stove. In a typical year, we’ll use about two tons … Continue reading
At right, Laura Ellen With Jay Boy Adams at KFAT. On Memorial Day, Laura Ellen Hopper passed away due to complications from cancer. This truly is the week the music died. Laura Ellen was the Program Director of KPIG radio … Continue reading
I was watching Meet The Press on NBC this morning. Tim Russert was interviewing Orin Hatch and Charles Schumer, talking about possible appointments to the Supreme Court. Everything was going along great, and then Russert asked Hatch about the possibility … Continue reading