The week started out on Monday monrning (as in 1 am) with a report from the SXSW music festival in Austin,TX.
Here in Seattle: We hear Mike McGinn may be running for Mayor and that there's devastating polling on Mayor Nickels. (We're still trying to get our hands on that.)
And ObamaNerd was a little devastated himself by Obama's Leno gaffe.
There was also news about PubliCola: We became the first online-only publication to get press credentials to cover the legislature in Olympia. High on this news, we issued quite a statement.
TechNerd was on vacation. His Monday column will return in a few weeks. In the meantime, you can catch up on all his theories here.
FoodNerd was not on vacation. Or, she was. But she filed this report from her couch anyway.
Sierra Club leader Mike McGinn formally announces he's running for Mayor. We're so excited that someone is actually running against Mayor Nickels we write two reports: This one and this one.
The latest state budget casualty, and irony? Thanks to the recession, people are driving less and taking mass transit more. This phenomenon is sapping gas tax revenues. So, the Senate has to make cuts. What do they decide to cut? Mass transit.
No TechNerd this week? It's cool. BookNerd makes her PubliCola debut.
Mayor Nickels has another opponent.
Former Sonic, James Donaldson.
Here's the best PubliCola post ever. Thank you ObamaNerd.
And here's the best deal environmentalists are going to get in Olympia on I-937 this year.
The campaign for Mayor actually begins: Mike McGinn goes after Nickels' environmental record.
And MusicNerd reports:
Eventually, I convinced her to let me put on a mix CD and Mother Mother’s “Dirty Town” came on. She gave me an awkward look.
“Do you think we could play that song again?” she asked.
Angry talk in Olympia.
Smart talk in D.C. (Thanks to Sen. Cantwell.)
And FilmNerd talk about: "spiraling away into the night sky as the crickets’ voices swell."
And even more poetic, this guy in his room with his guitar sings, "Don't let the milk float ride your mind."