Thursday, November 22, 2012

Peterson CAO List

We have had a request to publish the Peterson list. It just so happens that we have a copy. Happy reading! (Click to enlarge each image).

And after you're done, have a look at another story about the ways our public officials try to circumvent public scrutiny ... this time involving the EPA.


  1. Thanks for the quick reply and publication of the Peterson list of CAO issues. Makes me wonder if the other Council members have ever read any of the Mackie letters (and if so, requested or received any responsive comments from Mr. Gaylord's office on the serious issues there raised).

    Also thoroughly enjoyed the link regarding Richard Windsor, and particularly the last comment suggesting the dog's middle name must be "Head". Priceless.

  2. "It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong." - Thomas Sowell

  3. Seems Rich Peterson is finally understanding he can't be a nice guy anymore.

    Many thanks to you Rich! Keep taking the bitch on, she is nothing but fluff. (Your wife would make her yesterdays lunch.)

  4. I think Peterson could rightfully say: "I'm sorry for the five of you; but I'm pretty sure you just lost an election. And given that fact, I don't think I need instruction from the chair about what I need to do."

  5. It was just a question of good timing a bit of luck. Hat's off to Mr. Rich Peterson. It is not like he didn't try mightily to raise all these issues over the past few years.

    The Chair can certainly get her 6-0 vote before the end of the year. I'm sure it won't be too hard to cut a few corners, make a few compromises, tell the FOSJ and DOE to go pound sand. Need more information from Rich? I'm sure he'd be happy to oblige and back up a dump truck to the loading dock with memos, reports, public record requests, and heaven knows what all else just needs a little tweaking by Shirene.

    That can probably be done at the same time the consistency review is done.

    Vote in time for Christmas.

    Ho ho ho ..

  6. By all means feel free to speak your mind, and I certainly understand people's frustrations, but I get uncomfortable when commenters resort to simple name calling ... unless perhaps it is particularly descriptive of the subject's demonstrated proclivities. Instead of "bitch", and without anyone in particular in mind, consider the following as inspiration for the next time you would like to describe someone in office: "hopelessly inadequate leader", "scheming 11th-hour state gopher", "homegrown sellout", someone who "wallows in corruption like a pig in mud", "a hypocrite in public life, the public will be puzzled as to whether they are an apostate or an imposter, whether they have abandoned good principles, or whether they ever had any", "a cold-blooded, calculating, unprincipled usurper, without a virtue; knowing nothing of commerce, political economy, or civil government, and supplying ignorance by bold presumption", "a lamentably successful cross between a shrew and a weasel" ...

    You get the idea ... creativity wanted.

  7. I find the classics an ever-inspiring source of such material, ECK:

    When, O Catiline, do you mean to cease abusing our patience? How long is that madness of yours still to mock us? When is there to be an end of that unbridled audacity of yours, swaggering about as it does now? Do not the nightly guards placed on the Palatine Hill—do not the watches posted throughout the city—does not the alarm of the people, and the union of all good men—does not the precaution taken of assembling the senate in this most defensible place—do not the looks and countenances of this venerable body here present, have any effect upon you? Do you not feel that your plans are detected? Do you not see that your conspiracy is already arrested and rendered powerless by the knowledge which every one here possesses of it? What is there that you did last night, what the night before— where is it that you were—who was there that you summoned to meet you—what design was there which was adopted by you, with which you think that any one of us is unacquainted?

    Shame on the age and on its principles! The senate is aware of these things; the consul sees them; and yet this man lives. Lives! aye, he comes even into the senate. He takes a part in the public deliberations; he is watching and marking down and checking off for slaughter every individual among us. And we, gallant men that we are, think that we are doing our duty to the republic if we keep out of the way of his frenzied attacks.

  8. Thank you M. Tullius ... that's a terrific suggestion and example.

  9. That's great. And let us not forget the Noble Bard:

    He is deformed, crooked, old and sere,
    Ill-faced, worse bodied, shapeless everywhere;
    Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind;
    Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.

    Thou whoreson, senseless villain!

    Your abilities are too infant-like for doing much alone.

    More of your conversation would infect my brain.

    They have a plentiful lack of wit.

    Take you me for a sponge?

    'Sblood, you starveling, you elf-skin, you dried neat's tongue, you bull's pizzle, you stock-fish! O for breath to utter what is like thee! you tailor's-yard, you sheath, you bowcase; you vile standing-tuck!

    There’s no more faith in thee than in a stewed prune.

    Such antics do not amount to a man.

    Thou mis-shapen dick!

  10. "Jane, you ignorant slut".

  11. Upon further research into the classics looks like Mr. Shakespeare was not averse to the "B" word at all ... this is King Lear by the way, not too far off the mark for our local affairs ...

    A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a lily-livered, action-taking knave, a whoreson, glass-gazing, super-serviceable finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar, and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch: one whom I will beat into clamorous whining, if thou deniest the least syllable of thy addition.

  12. Once you start, its hard to stop. This one is for our own Ocean Hero ...

    Some report a sea-maid spawn’d him; some that he was begot between two stock-fishes. But it is certain that when he makes water his urine is congealed ice.

  13. Loath as I am to deflect this important commentary to an unrelated topic, it is nonetheless Apple Cup day so whatever else may be said: GO COUGS !

  14. TH commentary is magnificent. Maybe should have thrown the B word out there a long time ago to garner these great comments.

    Did it, the B word, without thinking, and I believe ECK is correct. Name calling, no matter how deserving, is not productive. Sooo I won't do it again, unless she totally pisses me off. (AGAIN)(I do like the classic stuff, so I'll stick with that as it has a stronger impact and maybe the same readership.)

  15. Thanks everyone, and congrats to the Cougs on their stunning overtime Apple Cup win!

    The 2012 Cougs showed that anything is possible. Maybe the same is true for County government too?

  16. Gaylords Office does not serve as a Public Defender, several Attorneys have commented through this process to the failure to meet reasonable public concerns.
    Fact remains Prosecuting Attorney's office is not in the business of Public defense.
    PA's office is only charged to defend county government not the people of the county.
    Peterson has done as well as any council member could in this situation. I commend his efforts.

  17. Unless the public is represented in any regulatory process as we move forward we will continue to loose our vision:
    County Government does not share our vision.
    Vision Statement:
    WE THE PEOPLE of San Juan County recognize that these rural islands are an extraordinary treasure of natural beauty and abundance, and that independence, privacy and personal freedom are values prized by islanders. Being a diverse people bound together by these shared values, we declare our commitment to work towards this vision of the San Juan Islands in 2020 A.D.

  18. Maybe that quote should be on the TH masthead.

  19. Maybe it should be on the Wall in Council Chambers, the back wall so they have to see it.
    And somebody please also add beware of the PA and advice given they are the wolves in all regulatory scenario