Callaghan Takes City Council to Therapy

Peter Callaghan at the News Tribune has put together an almost real transcript of our City Council on a psychiatrst’s couch.  I like it.

Mayor Bill Baarsma: We need your help, doc. While we were sanctioning Tom last week, someone suggested that he needs counseling. Hearing that made my head spin because I realized we all need counseling.

Dr. C: Tom? Tom Stenger? I’m familiar with him from the medical journals. Fascinating case studies.
Tom Stenger: You’re a bigot!

Baarsma: That’s unnecessary, Tom. Don’t make me bang my gavel.

Stenger: You know what you can do with that gavel!

Dr. C: Everyone, please. We need some ground rules for our group therapy sessions. Everyone must agree to be courteous in their language and deportment. We mustn’t engage in contemptuous or disorderly behavior or indulge in derogatory remarks.

Stenger: (Expletive) you!


Ahhh… This is what keeps our city government interesting.

Link to The News Tribune


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RR Anderson

<span class=“caps”>DEATH</span> TO <span class=“caps”>CLEAR</span> <span class=“caps”>CHANNEL</span>!  IF <span class=“caps”>VOTING</span> <span class=“caps”>DOESN</span>’T <span class=“caps”>WORK</span>, <span class=“caps”>TIME</span> TO <span class=“caps”>EXPLORE</span> <span class=“caps”>THE</span> <span class=“caps”>REPUBLICAN</span>’S <span class=“caps”>FAMOUS</span> “<span class=“caps”>SECOND</span> <span class=“caps”>AMENDMENT</span> <span class=“caps”>REMEDIES</span>”  <span class=“caps”>HEY</span> <span class=“caps”>TACOMA</span>, <span class=“caps”>DON</span>’T <span class=“caps”>RETREAT</span>, <span class=“caps”>RELOAD</span>!  <span class=“caps”>SHIFT</span> <span class=“caps”>HAPPENS</span>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 31, 2011 at 10:53 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Erik B.

Billboards are a blight on the city.

January 31, 2011 at 11:47 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Erik B.

Here is the thread that started it all:…

January 31, 2011 at 11:48 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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RR Anderson

maybe they’ll “compromise” next and in exchange for not getting sued, the city will surrender naming rights to the Tacoma Dome….  <span class=“caps”>SUNDAY</span> <span class=“caps”>SUNDAY</span> <span class=“caps”>SUNDAY</span>! <span class=“caps”>MONSTER</span> <span class=“caps”>JAM</span> AT <span class=“caps”>THE</span> <span class=“caps”>CLEAR</span> <span class=“caps”>CHANNEL</span> <span class=“caps”>DOME</span> IN <span class=“caps”>TACOMA</span>!  <span class=“caps”>SEE</span> <span class=“caps”>THE</span> <span class=“caps”>RETURN</span> OF <span class=“caps”>NATURAL</span> <span class=“caps”>HIGH</span> <span class=“caps”>BUT</span> <span class=“caps”>FIRST</span> A <span class=“caps”>MOMENT</span> OF <span class=“caps”>SILENCE</span> <span class=“caps”>FOR</span> <span class=“caps”>THE</span> <span class=“caps”>CHILD</span> WE <span class=“caps”>KILLED</span> A <span class=“caps”>COUPLE</span> <span class=“caps”>YEARS</span> <span class=“caps”>AGO</span>…(awkward sound of stadium seats, soft drink slurping)… AN <span class=“caps”>NOW</span> <span class=“caps”>BACK</span> TO <span class=“caps”>THE</span>  <span class=“caps”>RAGE</span> OF <span class=“caps”>STEEL</span> <span class=“caps”>GASOLINE</span> <span class=“caps”>MOTOR</span> <span class=“caps”>MURDER</span>! <span class=“caps”>BOOM</span>!

February 1, 2011 at 9:44 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Erik B.

February 1, 2011 at 2:01 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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okay with the mall

Personally, I am much more annoyed with the huge, very bright digital billboards on I-5 right near the Pierce-King line. They’re so distracting, especially at night! Aaugh.

February 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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RR Anderson

I have a question for the Mayor… How <span class=“caps”>GREEN</span> are digital/traditional billboards? 

How many <span class=“caps”>CFL</span> bulbs = One Digital billboard?

How many electric cars can you charge from electricity that would normally go into a digital billboard?

February 4, 2011 at 4:33 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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