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Friday, September 21, 2007

David Blomstrom Probably Thinks You’re a Whore

posted by on September 21 at 13:16 PM

Yesterday, I fell a little bit in love with school board candidate David Blomstrom, who seems to have some hefty anger management issues. Blomstrom refers to nearly all of his opponents as “whores,” and has all kinds of wild conspiracy theories. He’s basically the school board version of Stan Lippman.

I tried to get Blomstrom to come in for candidate interview (because I love crazy) but he emailed to let me know he doesn’t do interviews with “corporate media.”

I emailed back “Have you ever read our paper?”

This was his response:

Sure have. I loved the issue where your staff called me “the requisite loony” (apparently because I hate Bill Gates) and endorsed an ESTABLISHMENT heavyweight named Judith Billings, mostly because she has AIDS (“We love HIV!”)…*

They also noted that Billings was “racking up endorsements.” That’s kind of like endorsing candidates who are racking up money. I mean, we all know what kind of candidate gets all the money, corrupt endorsements and media publicity in this town.

Then there’s this page, where The Stranger endorsed four assholes in one fell swoop, Theresa Cardamone, Darlene Flynn, Brita Butler- Wall, and Irene Stewart…

Hello, does anyone at The Stranger do any RESEARCH? Irene Stewart is a member of Mayor Greg Nickels’ administration. That means she’s an INSIDER. She’s corrupt. Or, as I like to call ‘em, she’s a WHORE.

Of course, we’ve all seen how wonderful Darlene Flynn and Brita Butler-Wall turned out to be. Ah, Brita. For years, I tried to get her to join me in campaigning for an independent audit of the school district, but all she cared about was fighting Coca Cola - until she decided to run for office. Then she immediately transformed into Seattle’s premier fiscal hawk. Until after she got appointed…er, elected. Then she changed back to the Coca Cola Queen. I could go on and on, but I think you get my drift. All the evidence suggests The Stranger is indeed an establishment lap dog, no matter how passionately you and your cronies protest to the contrary.

Frankly, I think it would be most appropriate for The Stranger to endorse my opponent, “Whorium.” He apparently has no issues - just like The Stranger.

I can’t help but love this guy.

*By the way, we endorsed Billings—who wanted to kill the WASL—over Bergeson, the established incumbent.]

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He's right.

Posted by DMS | September 21, 2007 1:20 PM

He really is right on point. Maybe he can start an alternative news source for Seattle? Just a thought.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | September 21, 2007 1:26 PM

He should run for Pres.

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 21, 2007 1:27 PM

I could get behind a Gravel/Blomstrom ticket......

Posted by NapoleonXIV | September 21, 2007 1:46 PM

Remember, the second you turn a profit, someone will think you're establishment.

Posted by Gitai | September 21, 2007 1:47 PM

Wow, if this guy actually made the school board, those of us without kids might start to give a shit...

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | September 21, 2007 1:49 PM

He should take his meds. Now.

Posted by J.R. | September 21, 2007 1:51 PM

The WASL must die.

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 21, 2007 2:01 PM

Right, because calling your opponent "a whore" is a sure-fire way to get votes from all those mom's whose kids go to school...

Posted by COMTE | September 21, 2007 2:03 PM

At least you know where this guy would be coming from.... I'd rather see him on the school board than someone like Cheryl Chow who just kept running for various positions until she got elected to something.

Posted by Sweetie | September 21, 2007 2:06 PM

@10 - but that's what David Blomstrom does, too! He's run a few times already.

And hey, what's with all the badmouthing of whores, David? What did whores ever do to you?

Posted by tsm | September 21, 2007 2:18 PM


Posted by monkey | September 21, 2007 2:21 PM

I would like to announce my candidacy to the school board, opposing David Blomstrom. I offer a 100% pro-whoring agenda, because the children are our future. When today's whores retire, who will we depend on to continue their legacy? That's right, the children. No matter what, there will always be whores, and I promise to see to it that those whores are well educated. Do your homework, you little whores!

Posted by Whorey McWhoreson | September 21, 2007 2:36 PM

He should run for Prez with Kevin Nealon filling out the ticket.

Posted by Words | September 21, 2007 2:50 PM

There's funny. Then there's asshole. Spend, as I have, a few seconds with this guy, instead of reading his rants from afar, and you'll regret you ever mentioned him.

Posted by newbee | September 21, 2007 3:39 PM

Good point, Newbee. Crazy Richard Lee, the mini-video camera Cobain guy, is also only amusing from a distance.

Posted by J.R. | September 21, 2007 4:02 PM

Yes, there is a fine thread separating "coot", "curmudgeon", and "crazy bastard".

Posted by laterite | September 21, 2007 5:35 PM

Why Jonah, you little news intern, after extending an invitation to The Stranger’s endorsement interview, you’ve started a second thread devoted to trashing me even before the interview. Are you trying to earn a Shithead of the Week award? Or do you just enjoy watching idiots posting under pseudonyms hurl lame insults at candidates while ignoring any and all issues?

For all you chatboard chipmunks who can’t handle the word WHORE, let me give you a clue...

From Merriam-Websters Online (

3. a venal or unscrupulous person

In politics, the word whore is commonly applied to corrupt corporate executives and their minions, including politicians and media personalities, as celebrated by the left-wing website

It’s an extremely common term in politics, one that every Seattle liberal has heard of. So why do Seattleites do backwards somersaults when political candidates use the term?

It’s all about manipulation. Republicans keep their stooges in line by exploiting patriotism and religion. But that tactic doesn’t work too well with liberals. So the Seattle Mafia instead exploits “civility.” Did you know that candidates aren’t even allowed to mention their opponents in statements in the Voters Pamphlet?

So bizarre is this aberration that Seattleites vent more hatred on people who call corrupt public officials and corporate executives who screw the public than they do on people who try to hold them accountable. Over the years, I’ve investigated and reported on scandals that involved the loss or theft of millions of tax dollars, the exploitation of children, students raped by adults, teachers driven to suicide and on and on. But the public almost never expresses outrage at these actions. Instead, they vent their fury at me when I merely call the perpetrators “whores.”

But I’ve never backed down. On the contrary, I’ve become a fierce believer in accountability, without which true reform is impossible.

So if you want reform, vote for me. If, on the other hand, you love lies and back-stabbing, theft and embezzlement, rape (literal or figurative)—you know, business as usual—then support The Stranger and its pedophile friends.

P.S. "newbee" - You say you spent “a few seconds” with me. Funny, I don't recall that meeting.

David Blomstrom
Jonah Spangenthal-Lee, Media Whore

Posted by David Blomstrom | September 22, 2007 8:52 AM

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! My work here is done.

Posted by Jonah S | September 22, 2007 1:36 PM

For the record, Gitai is my real name.

Posted by Gitai | September 22, 2007 5:07 PM

David, you are soooo smart!!

What Jonah said (19).

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 23, 2007 3:37 PM

I voted for David before, and I will again.

Posted by Treefriend | October 2, 2007 8:12 AM

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