On behalf of the board of the Pacific Arts Association (PAA), a heartfelt thanks to all of the individuals and families who attended Nick Biello’s EastWest Winds Quintet concert on November 3. Your presence was appreciated, and it was great to see a significant number of students who were in attendance.
Nick Biello and Charlie Porter, both faculty members at our July Blaine Harbor Music Festival/Camp, presented a program of their own music, some of it written specifically for this concert. For those of you who attended, you were part of a very unique musical experience.
Thanks for your support, and we look forward to seeing you again at our concerts in July.
Bryan Johnson, PAA board president
We moved here in June 2018. Learning new customs and the way things work has been fun. I have been stumped by one thing. I am not sure if it is Pacific Northwest (PNW) blindness, lack of attention, unique humor or something I haven’t understood.
There is a “No U Turn” sign installed upside down south of the USPS building. It has been that way for months. I have shared this with friends, saying we don’t allow planes or UFOs to land in Blaine. Am I missing something? Or is this a use of signage unique to PNW?
Following the recent House of Representatives vote to formalize impeachment inquiries, we received an unsolicited email from Representative Suzan DelBene informing us that it gave her “no pleasure to call for the House of Representatives to begin an impeachment inquiry into the President of the United States” because, in her words, “Trump has continued to govern with a blatant disregard for the checks and balances of our Constitution.”
Her current enthusiastic regard for the Constitution seems out of character for her. She supported a candidate in 2016 who, after getting caught using a private email server for government business, wiped the server before reluctantly handing it over to the FBI; whose foundation was used as a pay-to-play scheme for personal gain; who refused repeated requests for additional security for American citizens, resulting in the deaths of a U.S. ambassador and three other brave Americans; and whose early business dealings in Whitewater and cattle futures give good reason to count her up-to-par with Trump when it comes to blatant disregard for the law.
Perhaps I could overlook these incongruities if, as she claims, she is “committed to addressing issues important to the American people.” When I look back at her voting record, I can see for myself the veracity of that claim. She voted no for border wall funding, no on Kate’s Law, no on the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, no on the repeal of Obamacare and no on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
It gives me no pleasure to have a representative with those commitments.