Spokane Restaurants, Neighborhoods, Economic Development, Politics

Marty Dickinson

Redundant, Once Again

GSI and the Art of Insanity — I’ve said this all before. There’s a half dozen different SpokanePlanner posts from almost a half-dozen span of years about how to do this right. The recipe to the secret sauce is already published. The genie is out of the bottle. Jack is out of the box. But old Spokane insists on repeating the same mistakes yet expecting different outcomes. Your actions fatigue me, Greater Spokane, Inc. (GSI). I’m not sure if I feel abused or if I enjoy the masochism. Alas, you are, without question, my muse. Thank you, by the way, […]

GSI Todd Mielke, the protector of the realm

The Phantom Hunter

The clown in the gutter. The woman with a red scarf. The little boy hitch-hiking by a cemetery. That something under your bed. The casino that’s going to close an air force base. It gives me shivers all over. All the unknowns. All the speculation. All the conjecture. It’s terrifying! We need someone to protect us. We need The Phantom Hunter. We need Todd Mielke. Todd Mielke is so good at conjuring phantoms, he’s convinced Greater Spokane, Inc., that he’s the economic development savior for the region, despite the fact he’s been a politician or a lobbyist his entire professional […]