If Abbott And Costello discussed unemployment( er – out of work)

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Funny, but too true to be amusing.

“They were one of the most popular comedy teams of the 1940’s and 1950’s.

(Today our Government is the comedy team.)

COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America ..

ABBOTT: Good subject. Terrible times. It’s about 9%.

COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?

ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%.

COSTELLO: You just said 9%.


Lincoln Day Events Sat Feb 25th

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“What in the World is Going On? An Intelligence Briefing for Republicans” Speakers Herb Meyer and Fredi Simpson

Don’t miss the fun and involvement!Come Saturday and visit with others over breakfast on Orcas and lunch on Lopez. We are ready to improve our county, state and country! See our previous post for details or call Cindy Carter 360-376-2187, Darlene Demetrick 360-468-2043 or Michelle Loftus 360-378-4738.Auction and membership opportunities available to support our work.

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Secretary Salazar to Visit Washington State, Host Town Hall on Future of San Juan Islands with Senator Cantwell


Contact: Adam Fetcher (DOI) 202-208-6416 Jared Leopold (Sen. Cantwell) 202-224-8277 202-340-6390

ANACORTES, WA—On Saturday, Feb. 18, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell will host a town hall meeting in Anacortes to hear about the ongoing progress to conserve and protect the San Juan Islands. The visit marks Salazar’s third time to the area, showcasing the importance of engaging in a dialogue to learn how the Department can be a better partner in supporting community-driven conservation efforts, a key component in President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative.

Located between the mainland of northwestern Washington and Canada’s Vancouver Island, the proposed San Juan Islands National Conservation Area (NCA) was identified as one of 18 backcountry areas Interior highlighted as deserving protection by Congress as national conservation areas or wilderness areas. The area includes public land on dozens of islands within the San Juan Archipelago and attracts large numbers of visitors each year due to the islands’ unique cultural and natural resources.

WHO: Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senator
WHAT:  San Juan Islands Town Hall Meeting
WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2012 11:00 a.m. PDT
WHERE: Anacortes Senior Center 1701 22nd Street Anacortes, WA 98221

Obviously Salazar and Cantwell don’t want to hear from us or else they would have scheduled this in the San Juans

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San Juan County Taxed Highest in State

All too frequently, we find property tax increases on our ballots. Predictably letters to the editor cry “We pay the lowest tax rates in the state!”

Try to write a check for a tax rate. You pay a tax levy, not a tax rate. The fact is that the taxes we pay, per county resident, are the highest in the state.  By far the highest. Continued