Press Talk A fun blog and conspiracies

Press Talk A fun blog and conspiracies

first_imgThere are good blogs and bad blogs. And then there is The Vancouver Side.OK, it’s a good blog — but I like it because it’s fun. Along the way, it informs us on neat community events, local businesses and our friendly politicians.Community conquistadors Jim Mains and Gary Bock do the heavy lifting here. They venture into the nooks and crannies of our neighborhoods with a permanent smile and a zest for all things good.I made a cameo appearance in their latest video. (If I get a second chance, I promise I’ll do better!)You can see it at the bottom of this column or by going to http://www.vancouverside.com.(Watch it through the end of the credits. There’s an outtake where Santa gets down with his elves.)Conspiracy theoryThere are conspirators among us. But The Columbian?The Internet was abuzz — well a little — over a wire story The Columbian ran on a power shift going on in Olympia.Two conservative-leaning state Senate Democrats were planning to side with the minority party Senate Republicans. And that was just enough of a swing in numbers to give Republicans some say in what the heck is going on in Olympia.But here’s where it gets interesting with the conspiracy theorists:We did several stories during the election campaign about how the Republicans disowned Republican County Commissioner Marc Boldt. And our conservative friends thought we were making too big a deal of it.last_img


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