Washington Initiative 831

I just stumbled across a blog about Washington State politics called [HorsesAss.org](http://www.horsesass.org/). In the blog’s [About](http://www.horsesass.org/?page_id=2227) page, it talks about how it got its name. Apparently, the author of the blog (David Goldstein) submitted [initiative 831](http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2003-04/Htm/Initiatives/Initiative%20To%20The%20People/INITIATIVE%20831.htm) back in 2003. It’s hilarious, especially if you’ve been in Washington State for the past few years.

Initiative text follows:

> WHEREAS, Tim Eyman’s ill-conceived anti-tax initiatives are an irresponsible means of legislating tax policy, an abuse of the initiative process, and insult to our system of representative democracy; and
> WHEREAS, Tim Eyman is an admitted liar, who paid himself $45,000 from campaign funds, while publicly denying any personal gain from the state-wide initiatives he sponsored; and
> WHEREAS, Tim Eyman diverted $165,000 of campaign contributions to a for-profit corporation he controls, with the intention of paying himself an additional $157,000; and
> WHEREAS, Motivated by self-aggrandizement and personal gain, Tim Eyman has consistently misrepresented the initiatives he sponsored, and misappropriated funds donated to support them; and
> WHEREAS, Tim Eyman readily admits, in his own words, that “I just feel like an ass;”
> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the citizens of the State of Washington do hereby proclaim that Tim Eyman is a Horse’s Ass.
> BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted to Tim Eyman, his wife, and his mother. So there.

Now that’s what I call using the political system to its fullest.

Nutty People

I should make a blog category for people that I deem to be, well, nutty.

This lady would be way at the top of my list.


So, some people drive me nuts. Why can't he go jump off a hill?

In other exciting news, I got A's in mechanical physics and english 104 during summer 1. Yay for passing physics (second times a charm) and yay for putting up with freshmen in english class. Now hitting the books for electrical physics. Incidentally, if Gauss had never been born, my academic career would be much easier.