We got your ballot initiatives right here

There are four of them coming up next month, and this is what I think of them.

(Note: The Vent goes all the way back to the first days of this site, twelve and a half years ago; the current installment is #600.)


  1. fillyjonk »

    6 October 2008 · 10:06 am

    Thanks. The first three were pretty clear to me (Though I wondered if the third, with its “Traditional” statement, is also an attempt to put on the books that it’s OK for tribal people to use methods not legal for non-tribal people, though I don’t know if that’s an issue here or not like it is in some states), but the fourth one kind of gave me a headache reading it; I couldn’t tell for sure if it would make things BETTER or WORSE for those who’d like to buy OK made wine. (I don’t really have a horse in the race, being that most wine triggers instant migraines in me, but I do tend to support legislation that makes it easier for these types of craftspeople to make a living…)

  2. CGHill »

    6 October 2008 · 2:25 pm

    I’m not aware of any dispute of this sort between the tribes and the Wildlife Commission, though it’s certainly not impossible.

  3. fillyjonk »

    6 October 2008 · 3:10 pm

    I’m not either, but there was an issue a few years ago in (IIRC) Washington state about how people with Native background could fish for salmon using techniques that were not legal to be used by Anglos/Euros/whatever the correct term for people without Native ancestry is.

    The non-Native folks argued it was unfair, because apparently those methods were more efficient or had a larger take, but their argument was countered, “But that is how the Native people have been fishing for hundreds (thousands?) of years”

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