tpeacock 3 days, 16 hours ago on Letter - Walla Walla County Auditor Karen Martin knows what she is doing

I read the first and it looks as if there was nothing wrong found. The second link goes nowhere. I would suggest a campaign on personal strengths and what you have to offer, not mud slinging at a well respected opponent, especially when the slinging comes up short on mud.

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tpeacock 5 days, 15 hours ago on Letter - Initiative 594 is bad for freedom

I purchased my shotgun at a gun show a couple of years ago here in Spokane. Not only was there no background check, the seller asked me if I had ID, as I pulled out my wallet to show him he told me he didn't need to see it, he merely had to ask if I had it while he and another man sitting him chuckled as if it were a joke. My point is, you are absolutely incorrect when you state "Every gun bought from a booth at a gun show also will have a background check performed'. Perhaps you meant any weapon purchased from a licensed dealer... My purchase is exactly the 'loophole' referred to.

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tpeacock 5 days, 15 hours ago on Letter - Union-Bulletin endorsement of Rep. Maureen Walsh questioned

'and has worked with national educators on the Constitution and the formation of our country' So she must have over 200 years of experience then?

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tpeacock 5 days, 15 hours ago on Letter - ‘Creative destruction’ brings about change

Perhaps I'm reading his letter incorrectly, but I believe he's being quite sarcastic, especially with that remark. Maybe you're rush to criticize anyone you consider assailing Turner with their Letters is hindering your ability to pick up on the subtleties of essays. I have no dog in this fight, I just think too many are too fanatical and there's been far too much from both sides of the Sherriff's election run. It will be refreshing a couple of months after this is over and the sore loser letters have ceased.

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tpeacock 5 days, 16 hours ago on Letter - Join the revolt, toss the incumbents out

Very nicely stated and the main theme of any politically related letter I have penned for the newspaper. I've always known it's a waste of a voter's privilege by maintaining a one party voting stance as no one party has ever been exclusively on the right path. Those we have elected, once comfortable in their environ, seem to forget all about us until reelection time, then hop on the latest 'cause' sweeping the Country to impress us with their concerns for said causes, and treat us like we pay no attention to what they do (or don't do) for us and/or we're not smart enough to understand just how important they are to the States well being.
Enough is truly enough!

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tpeacock 1 month, 1 week ago on Letter - McMorris Rodgers out of touch; vote Pakootas

'As Speaker he was required to defend national liberal issues which put him out of favor with the conservative district he represented and he failed to get re-elected.' Perhaps my memory is off, but wasn't he (I assume you're referencing Tom Foley?) defeated by someone who ran on a platform of being vehemently in favor of term limits, then upon reaching stated term limit, wanted to be reelected as he was just getting his footing in DC and now realized term limits weren't the horse he wanted to back It amuses when party affiliation effects the manner in which people remember past events or frame their responses to others postings.

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tpeacock 1 month, 1 week ago on Letter - Punishing walkers, bikers not way to stop accidents

Or so one would expect, but nowadays it seems we are turning into a 'pick and choose what law you want to obey' society. If a law inconveniences us, or if a law is deemed by someone to interfere with their day, let's just ignore it. Using the same line of reasoning, the laws we have dictating how we drive should discourage most from even owning a motor vehicle. How inconvenient for us that we can't do 60 down Main and Isaacs, it would make getting out to Eastgate so much quicker.

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tpeacock 1 month, 1 week ago on Letter - Commissioners were right to ban marijuana sales in county

Why does he or anyone have to do so, are you now the moderator here? The people of Washington State voted FOR legalization, it passed, it's the law now, yet a select few folks who obviously voted against the measure, like yourself, are taking the sore loser approach. It doesn't matter where you stand on the issue, it is legal in our state, those against it need to accept the fact that the majority of WA voters passed the law and to subvert it's implementation should be dealt with by the Legislature. Using the same line of reasoning, anyone that disagrees with any law in this state could do as they please, disregarding those laws. Is that the kind of society we want?

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tpeacock 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Letter - Unattended motor vehicle law prompts question

Since the objective of the article was to point out an RCW which is one of many laws we are required to follow, the point made by the writer is clear. Most of the responses then fall into snarkiness, which seems to be a mainstay of the comments section anymore. It matters not one bit who a person is for or against in the Sheriff's race, the point is, like many traffic laws these days, people of all stripes and persuasion seem to be under the impression, 'if it doesn't hurt anyone, what's the big deal. This is more than evident by a simple drive through any town or down any highway these past few years, and it only gets worse. As a Drill Sergeant in the Army, one of my jobs was to set the example for my soldiers and fellow DI's under my command. It was also my duty to obey the many articles of rule and to see my fellow DI's and soldiers did the same. I did not have any luxury to cherry pick what I would follow and/or not according to my whims or the severity of actions caused by disregarding said rules and regulations. That being said, it matters not one iota what people do in the winter, or any other time of the year, when it comes to leaving a vehicle running unattended, it is against the law. One would expect those in charge of enforcing those laws to be the stewards of setting the example for the general population, though this hasn't been the case nor I expect it will in the future. Law Enforcement is a cut of society, like any other faction, you have good and bad, those that follow the rules and those that don't, those that cherry pick what they follow, etc. Whether the writer's goal was clouded by a preference for Cooper and spite for Turner or not, the fact remains, leaving his vehicle unattended violated one of our laws, and resulted in the exact actions the law was put in place for. Doesn't matter how good you are at doing your job, how popular or unpopular you are, or any other factor, it was a violation of the law, and the majority of regular folks would have been cited for their failure to follow the law.

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