The Quiet Before The Storm, Wednesday Odds and Ends
The Senate Budget is out. It won't be about the Senate budget or the House. It may not even be about the document the Governor finally signs. The storm will come if the public employee unions launch a tax increase initiative, or force the legislature to put a referendum clause on tax increases passed by the bodies. We all have acquaintances or ourselves have received the polling phone calls, I have. The pollsters asking which taxes would be supported to save junior's school, grandma's daily care, or some child's healthcare? Let's watch.
Tunnel Surface Who's on First?
Good news out of State of Seattle. The city council, no the county executive, no the mayor's office, no the City Club, no it's the...oh, anyway somebody is going to print a program so we can keep tract of what group, where supports or opposes the viaduct replacement tunnel/surface road/bike/running pathway thingy. Doesn't the State of Washington have a say in this?
Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold?
What is this revenge thing? You know when I first came to Olympia as a child in 1974, someone told me, "don't get mad, get even." How mean. And then I was encouraged to remember that revenge is a dish best served cold. So I finally looked up all this poetic get-even jargon. Here it is for you:
Revenge is a dish best served cold. From 1841 French novel Mathilde by Marie Joseph Eugène Sue: la vengeance se mange très-bien froide
However, take note what the big guy says, you know the God of Abraham?
Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. Romans 12:19
For we know him who said, "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," and again, "The Lord will judge his people." Hebrews 10:30
To me belongeth vengeance and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. Deuteronomy 32:35