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I'm from Hoquiam, and there is no myth in the thought that if you set off a bottle rocket in town that there is a 99% chance that it will hit either a church or a meth lab.

Posted by Joh | December 30, 2006 3:15 PM

It's true. I normally default Republican or skip the race entirely if there's no third-party candidate on the ticket, but the opposition fliers strongly turned my vote to Goodman this time around. I hope he can do exactly what they warned he would.

Posted by BC | December 30, 2006 4:48 PM

There was a story in the PI today about the DEA burning a big pile of pot in the woods somewhere or something. I thought, Yep, that's the end of pot around here! When are the daily papers going to start reporting on the futility of all these pot busts, burns, convictions? Perhaps a nod in the report to the fact that we've read this report a million times before and... what do you know? Pot is still available all over town, cheaper, more potent.

Posted by Dan Savage | December 30, 2006 7:40 PM

The cops get away with the "burning confiscated pot" story for two reasons. First, assignment editors (and I used to be one at KING TV in the not-so-recent past) are lazy fucks. The other is that cops & prosecutors are also sources, so you do them the favor of covering their stupid-shit weapons display or pot burn because you need their cooperation on other stuff.

Posted by Ronald Holden | December 31, 2006 9:42 AM

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