He couldn’t even be elected ______

Brian Deagle, a senior attorney at Microsoft, was unanimously appointed to fill a vacancy on the Issaquah School Board. But it almost didn’t happen.

The board initially deadlocked: two in favor of candidate Leigh Stokes and two in favor of candidate David Irons.

After further discussion in closed session, the board returned with undivided support for Deagle.

I understand that Irons‘ next attempt at a political comeback will be a run for dogcatcher.


  1. 1

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean yesterday said that Maryland’s Democratic ticket should have had a black or other minority at the top, but added that the national party isn’t to blame for the lack of diversity. […………………………Maxine “Fuck Up The White Boys” Waters? Cynthia “BitchSlap The MoFo!” McKinney? Hillary “Fucking Jew Bastard” Clinton? [If her husband was the first black President……….?] Sheala Jackson “Mars Rover” Lee? hehe, JCH]

  2. 2

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    Hey! Does anyone remember REP GARY CONDIT, DEMOCRAT, CA? hehe, DR JCH Kennedy, ESQ

  3. 3

    Craig\'s Mom spews:

    “Higgins” is at the door.
    He wonders if you can come out and play with him and the “lads”, Apollo and Zeus.
    Turn off the computer and go enjoy some fresh air with your imaginary friends before dinner time, sweety.

  4. 4

    Doctor JCH Kennedy spews:

    “Everyone sit down! The Mooooslim terrorists have assure me that if we all vote Democrat and chant “BUSH NO GOOD”, they will land the plane at JFK!” [GBS]

  5. 5

    Doctor JCH Kennedy spews:

    Just watched “Judge Judy”, and there was GBS. Borrowing someone else’s car, driving with a license or insurance, getting into a fight, causing a wreak, and blaming someone else. GBS: typical Democrat.

  6. 6

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Harold Ford Jr. referred to himself as a lawyer earlier this week, but the congressman has not passed the bar exam. Michael Powell, senior adviser to the Ford campaign, said U.S. Rep. Ford took the Tennessee bar exam in February 1997 and failed. He said that was the only time Rep. Ford has taken the test. [……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….In honor of REP Harold “MoFo” Ford, DEMOCRAT, [ESQ?], I am adding ESQ to my post name. hehe, DR JCH Kennedy, ESQ]

  7. 7

    headless lucy spews:

    I would have personally attended some board meetings to ask him when he’d stopped beating his mother.

  8. 8

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I’ve never forgotten what George Will wrote over 30 years ago about Nixon’s lies. Will said Hitler’s theory of the Big Lie is that if you tell a gigantic lie, people will believe it because they’ll think nobody has the guts to tell such a whopper; whereas, Nixon told lies that were so petty and demeaning you wonder why he stooped to it.

    Well, that now describes the whole Republican party, and everybody in it.

  9. 9

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    The nation’s unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent last month, down from 4.7 in August, and average wages rose by 4 percent over the previous year — the best performance for both measures in five years…………..Congrats to President Bush!!! A job well done!!!!!!!

  10. 11

    Roger Rabbit spews:


    They don’t consider having sex with boys as “cheating.” To them, marital infidelity only includes having an affair with another woman. That’s why they hit on pages — so they can say they didn’t “cheat.”

  11. 12

    rhp6033 spews:

    And, of course, the Republicans on this blog have already started to lay the groundwork for their excuses. They plan to blame every loss on voter fraud.

    Reminds me of playing board games with my sister when I was young. Whenever I would win, she would say I must have cheated, knock over the board, and go crying to Mom.

  12. 13

    GBS spews:

    Who want’s someone serving on their school board who beat their own mother?

    I heard unconfirmed reports that the Issaquah School Board found Mark Foley’s and JCH’s email addresses on his computer, too. Apparently, Irons forwarded to Foley and JCH the “naughty” emails he sent to young boys.

    That probably sunk any chance of Irons serving on the board — Supposedly.

  13. 14

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    1) Stock market at all time high
    2) Unemployment near historical lows
    3) Interest rates near historical lows
    4) Home ownership at all time high
    5) Global warming solved (no hurricanes)
    6) No attacks since 9/11……………………………………………Congrats, President Bush!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. 15

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Actually, the wingnuts have lied about and distorted the ACLU/NAMBLA issue, like they lie about and distort everything else.

    The ACLU defends the Bill of Rights, pure and simple. The ACLU is especially active in defending free speech and freedom of religion. When they defended the Nazis’ right to march in Skokie, Illinois (a town with a high proportion of Holocaust survivors), they obviously were not endorsing, supporting, or defending the Nazis’ hateful philosophy. Rather, they were defending the constitutional right of assembly and free speech. As the ACLU has pointed out, popular causes don’t need defending, and the test of our commitment to upholding the Constitution is when the cause is unpopular.

    NAMBLA is a legal organization that lobbies Congress to legalize man-boy sex. This activity is not illegal, it’s an exercise of the constitutional right of free speech and to petition the government. The ACLU’s lawyers are NOT defending illegal man-boy sex. They are not defending NAMBLA’s philosophy or legislative objectives. They are defending free speech and the right to petition Congress for redress of grievances, nothing more or less.

    What the lying wingnuts have done is twist this into false assertions that the ACLU defends man-boy sex. This is just one example of why no one should believe anything wingnuts say. Everything wingnuts say is a fucking lie.

    But if someone interferes with a Republican’s free speech or freedom of religion, guess who the Republican will go running to for FREE legal help? The ACLU. You can take that to the bank.

  15. 16

    Roger Rabbit spews:


    It’s very simple, JCH (aka John Craig Herman). The Constitution spells out voter qualifications, and Congress has no authority to impose additional qualifications, except by constitutional amendment. That’s why poll taxes, literacy tests, ID requirements, and the like are unconstitutional.

    Of course, that won’t stop the GOP or Bush regime, who have utter contempt for the Constitution (and law in general), except when it furthers their purposes.

  16. 17

    Peggy Hopkins Joyce spews:

    It’s nice to see parents like Brian Deagle who have volunteered in school programs and are interested in financial planning get elected. Such a change from gasbags afflicted with checkbook liberalism.

    OTOH I’m curious why a PTSA President who’s demonstrated interest and leadership would have votes dropped.

    Here are some of the questions asked of each of the Board Candidates, contributed by existing board members and community members:

    What would you do as a Board member if a community member approached you with an educational problem?

    Should Creationism be taught in schools?

  17. 18

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I’ll bet a lot of GOP congressmen secretly donate to the ACLU to defend NAMBLA.

  18. 20

    surf logs kill spews:

    I am waiting for the Nixonesque speech from Blinky the Clown–“you won’t have David Irons to kick around anymore…”

  19. 22

    Doctor JCH Kennedy spews:

    To bad the Moslim terrorists died on the 9/11 planes. If they had lived, the Dems would try to elect them to any/every government office.

  20. 23


    Brian Deagle was an attorney at Davis Wright and Tremaine way back and did some pro-bono work for me and Habitat Espresso – my nonprofit coffeeshop at the time. I still appreciate that. Just thought I should mention he seemed like a stand up guy back then!

  21. 24

    Roger Rabbit spews:


    The AP reports today that a Merrill Lynch memo gives the Democrats “excellent” odds of taking the House and a 50-50 chance of winning the Senate, while Prudential Equity Group “put the odds of a Democratic House takeover to two in three and gave the Democrats a 45 percent chance of taking the Senate.” http://tinyurl.com/rtz9c

    These guys don’t WANT a Democratic congress; but unlike the head-in-sand trolls posting on HA, they need to have their feet on the ground and their heads square on their shoulders when betting billions of dollars in the markets.

    So there you have it — the money boys who favor Republicans but deal with reality think there’s a high probability of the Democrats winning the House and even-odds of the Democrats also winning the Senate.

    Go ahead, trolls — pooh-pooh THAT poll if you want. It doesn’t mean anything, because you aren’t laying your own money on the line. I wonder how many of you unpatriotic, America-hating traitors would put money on the Republicans retaining control of Congress if you had to put the money IN ESCROW??

  22. 26

    Doctor JCH Kennedy spews:


    “I make mistakes…”
    Commentby GBS […….Yes, You do, GBS. That is why you are an E-3.]

  23. 27

    GBS spews:

    To bad the Moslim terrorists died on the 9/11 planes. If they had lived, the Dems would try to elect them to any/every government office.

    Commentby Doctor JCH Kennedy— 10/6/06@ 3:47 pm”

    Classic stuff, JCH! How about using the correct spelling: too.

    I’ll be adding this gem to the “JCH sticks his cock in his mouth” file.

  24. 28

    Doctor JCH Kennedy spews:

    GBS, I figured out your problem. You so much wanted to be an officer. Instead, you are a busted E-3 loser. The officers got the babes, and you took orders, said “Yes Sir!”, and served time in the brig. Sad, GBS. Very sad.

  25. 29

    GBS spews:

    JCH puts his foot, I mean “his cock in his mouth” moments.

    Plus we’ll be better positioned in the 2008 presidential election by rebalancing the electroal college votes. [????]
    Commentby GBS [………….Democrat New York, Democrat PA, Democrat Michigan are losing [“electroal” ?] electorial votes, and the Republican South is gaining votes. Not only can’t you spell, but you have made another dumb ass mistake. JCH]
    Commentby Doctor JCH Kennedy— 10/6/06@ 1:35 pm

    [“electroal” [?] electorial………….”Patya” Beach ? Classic uneducated dumb ass loser greened eyed “progressive” Democrat . GBS, You were a busted loser in the Navy, and I have no doubt you are a busted loser in life. I OWN you!
    Commentby Doctor JCH Kennedy— 10/6/06@ 2:18 pm

    Uh, JCH, before you start calling people on their spelling……
    it’s electoral, not electorial.
    Just thought you should know before you spout off again.
    Commentby treasonous pickle— 10/6/06@ 3:06 pm

    And this classic. JCH mourns the loss of the 9/11 terrorists!

    To bad the Moslim terrorists died on the 9/11 planes. [to bad?? How about “too bad,” JCH? It just keeps getting better for me!]
    Commentby Doctor JCH Kennedy— 10/6/06@ 3:47 pm

  26. 30

    rhp6033 spews:

    Prediction: The Republicans have already written their spin for the “day-after-the-election” press conferences. Their comments:

    “The results of this election is a victory for the Republican Party. It shows that the re-election of ____ (fill in the blank) incumbent Republican Congressman is validation of the leadership of the Repubican Party and the trust of the American People in the Republicans as their best protectors of the safety and security of America against terrorist threats”.

    Please note that this will more or less be their take on the election, even if only one Republican Congressman survives the election of Nov. 2006.

  27. 31

    LauraBushKilledAGuy spews:

    I figured Irons is still too busy kicking the shit out of his mom to have time to run for office!

  28. 32

    GBS spews:

    Beating the shit out of his mother, molestig little boys and getting defeated for public office, he’s got a full plate.

  29. 33

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    No one should doubt that Goldy would have paid up if I-912 had passed by 15 points. But Goldy should have known that Mark the Welsher wouldn’t pay if I-912 lost, which it did! After all, Welsher is a Republican, which automatically means that he’s a liar and a cheat. Anyone making a bet with any Republican needs to insist on the wager money being held by an escrow agent, because REPUBLICANS DON’T PAY. The whole point of being a Republican is to take, and make other people pay. They don’t want to pay any taxes; they want other people to pay for their wars. They don’t fight their wars; they want other people’s children to do the dying. For all their lip service to “rewarding risk-taking,” they want someone else to take all the financial and investment risks. Here is the Republican Investment Program: They get all the profits (if any), while you put up all the money and eat all the expenses and losses. The Republican philosophy can be summed up in one word:

    GOP = F R E E L O A D E R

  30. 34

    Yer Killin Me spews:


    I don’t know why they don’t want a Democratic congress. While Clinton was in office, the Dow went UP. While Chimpy’s been in office, it’s been stagnant when it hasn’t been going down.

    I do like those odds, though.

  31. 36

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    14 (continued)

    Wall Street doesn’t like fair wages, fair trade, fair taxes, or unions. They want a higher proportion of economic output to go to capital, and a lower proportion going to labor. They get a percentage of what goes to capital, but they don’t make anything off a more prosperous workforce. They’re practically and philosophically opposed to a wealthier middle class at the expense of what they euphemistically refer to as the investor class, which includes themselves. They think labor’s proportion of GDP should be about 2%, and capital’s should be 98%. They also think the distribution of taxes should be 100% to the working class, and 0% to the owning class. If you disagree, they accuse you of waging “class war” against the rich.

  32. 37

    Yer Killin Me spews:

    At the same time they’re waging “class war” against the poor and middle class.

  33. 38

    Yer Killin Me spews:

    Well, my observation leads me to believe that if a Democratic congress would guarantee that the Dow would double, they’d go along with it, while doing their damnedest to make sure that the climate of business as usual stayed intact. And they’re good enough at pulling the strings (you know, the ones with money attached) that they’d be able to do it.

  34. 39

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I just saw another mudslinging McGavick ad on KING 5. Wasn’t this the guy who was gonna campaign on “civility?” McGavick says drug-testing welfare moms (as a condition of getting welfare benefits) is “critical.” I say, how about polygraph testing of candidates running for Congress? That’s even more critical! McGavick says Cantwell voted to raise taxes on Social Security. I say McGavick will vote to loot Social Security of $1 trillion to fund private investment accounts. This guy’s attack ads get more shrill every day.

  35. 41

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Get your anti-McGavick bumper stickers while they last!!!

    “Mike? He’s the problem, not the solution.”

  36. 42

    Facts Support My Positions spews:

    1) Stock market at all time high
    2) Unemployment near historical lows
    3) Interest rates near historical lows
    4) Home ownership at all time high
    5) Global warming solved (no hurricanes)
    6) No attacks since 9/11……………………………………………Congrats, President Bush!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Commentby Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ— 10/6/06@ 10:32 pm

    1) Yes good. It should be since bush cut the tax on dividend income in half. If Clintod did that the bubble would never have burst. I hope the 20% of Americans that own 80% of the stock are happy. The other 80% of us can’t even see a doctor….

    2) As long as you don’t count the underemployed, or the people that have given up looking for work. How many engineers are working at Wal Mart? Remember you have to create 200,000 jobs a month to keep up with population growth. Bush’s average job creation does not even keep up with population growth, much less create 1 single job.

    3) And the bills are crushing people that have over extended. What are the bankruptcy numbers JHC? Oh by the way, bankruptcy now doesn’t relieve most of your debt anyway, so if you, or your child gets sick, you can be a slave of your bank FOREVER!

    4) That is a good thing. I would hope it would be at an all time high with all the steroids poured into the housing sector to make the bubble housing economy look better while the wages are falling nationwide.

    5) Didn’t your mommy tell you to not smoke crack?

    6) ????? Just check out the number of terrorist attacks worldwide. What is the number? Up 1000% or something? I have news for you. WE ARE NOT SAFER, and 16 spy agencies say we are only creating more terrorists. We couldn’t even put the american flag on our soccer team’s bus at the world cup because they would be attacked by “people” and not terrorists.

    Bush, and his partners in crime have practically destroyed our country. God knows how we will be able to undo the damage. We may never be able to recover from his recklessness, lies, and crushing debt.

  37. 44

    Jim King spews:

    Disn’t anybody care that an evenly split school board goes behind closed doors and comes out with a unanimous choice?

    That is one very big violation of the Open Public Meetings Act, and it calls into question the legitimacy of the appointment.

  38. 45

    headless lucy spews:

    re 26: Ever since the 3/5 compromise conservatives have felt that they have an entitlement to more votes than their numbers warrant. What nerve!!! To enslave people and then demand xtra weight to your own vote because you are supposedly representing their interests. That’s the conservative mind set.

  39. 46

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Maybe if McGavick had been required to take a candidates’ mandatory polygraph test, he wouldn’t have lied to the media about being arrested for drunk driving, or about how much he had to drink that night.

  40. 47

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I can think of someone else who needs a polygraph machine strapped to him: Dennis Hastert.

  41. 48

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Yes! Yes! Yes! I support mandatory polygraph testing of Republican congressmen and senators!!!

  42. 49

    Yer Killin Me spews:

    Let’s just polygraph the lot of them. You should get some interesting results about the time you start asking about marital fidelity.

  43. 50

    Doctor JCH Kennedy spews:

    A federal appellate court on Thursday blocked enforcement of a 2004 state law requiring Arizona voters to present identification when casting ballots and to submit proof of citizenship when registering to vote. Witthout comment, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a motion by critics of the law for an injunction that bars enforcement of the law’s voter-identification requirements during the Nov. 7 general election. [………………………………………………………..With enough illegal Democrat votes, even AZ could be in “play”.]