Tim Farrell for Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN POSTER

End the Washam Nightmare; Tim Farrell is NOT INSANE!
posted Jun 19, 2012
Tim Farrell, tacoma, tacomic, pierce county treasurer-assessor, Dale Washam, Mike Lonergan, Spiro
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This November the Tacomic predicts Tim Farrell will smote Dale's ruin upon the land, because with a campaign poster like this how can he not? VOTE TIM FARRELL FOR PIERCE COUNTY ASSESSOR TREASURER IN 2012!  So far there really is no serious competition.

blah. There is plenty of material out there for non-serious candidates (namely Dale Washam) who I pretend to believe stand a good change to win this thing.  Read the TNT comment threads, there are tons of wack jobs out there who love what Dale Washam has been doing. Go Pierce County, Eat it TNT's Sean Robinson! ;p

Dale Washam's Greatest Hits

by NineInchNachos on 6/19/2012 @ 1:53am
Go Like Tim's Facebook Page!

by Erik on 6/19/2012 @ 2:11am
Wow.  Impressive.

Here are some memories of Tim at Frost Park in the pre-chalk off days when the park was almost fenced off:

by fredo on 6/19/2012 @ 6:16am
  Does he have a strong background in property assessment... or is he just a junior version of Tacoma's political opportunist Jake Fey?

by fredo on 6/19/2012 @ 6:30am
I noticed that on Tim's facebook election page that he shows the he is "liked" by the city of Tacoma.  

Why would the city of Tacoma "Like" him, and who at the city has authority to confer "likes" on county office races? 

I would expect that the city would take no official notice or interest in county elections.  

by fredo on 6/19/2012 @ 6:50am

You drew a campaign poster for Dawn Morrell a couple of years ago. Did that help her in the election or hurt her? I can't remember.

by cisserosmiley on 6/19/2012 @ 6:56am
I thought RR had proclaimed Spiro Manthou as our next ass 'esser?
@Fredo, I think Jake Fey is a junior Tim Ferrel, as Jake has only sat on the council a few years in between losing other elections. Mr. Ferrel is a long time career politician who wins EVERY time.

by fredo on 6/19/2012 @ 7:15am
Ha, you may be right cissero. Good call

With regard to social media:

I am unaware of any provision in the city mission statement or city charter that enables someone from the city of Tacoma to provide campaign endorsements on behalf of the city via social networks.  Someone has seriously overstepped their authority IMO.

by cisserosmiley on 6/19/2012 @ 7:22am
I agree, in addition to it being ethically sketchy, it also relies on the "political vision" of the city to correctly pick a candidate that would be good for our city.

by fredo on 6/19/2012 @ 7:26am
Well let's find out who manages the City of Tacoma facebook page.

Furthermore, let's see the authorization that person has to establish a facebook page using the city logo and let's see the job description that requires the taxpayers to pay for someone to play around on facebook everyday. I don't see any legitimate reason for the city to be "liking" various people on facebook.  

by NineInchNachos on 6/19/2012 @ 7:37am
I never drew a poster for 
 Dawn Morrell
Perhaps this is why she lost to the Z man

by fredo on 6/19/2012 @ 7:39am

My bad sorry

by fredo on 6/19/2012 @ 7:44am
Your drawing shows Tim driving a stake through Dale Washam's heart.

Does this mean that Farrell, if elected, would take us back to the Ken Madsen days of phony property inspections and forged documentation? Or would he continue the honest inspections that have been the hallmark of Washams administration?

by NineInchNachos on 6/19/2012 @ 7:50am
Richard Dale Washam is the Rasputin of 'honest inspections'  hallmark him at your own peril I say. 

by NineInchNachos on 6/19/2012 @ 7:52am
anyone notice the demons leeching out of Dale's expired face?  I thought that was pretty bad ass.

by NineInchNachos on 6/19/2012 @ 7:53am
has the TNT officially endorsed anyone yet? 

by CaptainBritton on 6/19/2012 @ 7:55am
I was too busy trying to figure out the foreshortened left arm there. Does Tim have a shoulder? I do like all the pipes and re-bar and stuff on the ground! It's like a construction-site Thunder Dome fight!

by NineInchNachos on 6/19/2012 @ 7:57am
arm is a little wonky. nice catch!  tried to hide it in the fabric folds... like that one statue of the virgin Mary with a full-sized Jesus on her lap.   Her lap can't be that big!  Mind-freeze! 

by fredo on 6/19/2012 @ 7:58am
...the gloved "testing" hand...i saw it

by cisserosmiley on 6/19/2012 @ 8:00am
The TNT has officially endorsed all candidates who have money for ads...why are these Cali vultures still allowed to leach our community?
The city needs an FB page, but why endorse candidates?

by fredo on 6/19/2012 @ 8:05am
City can't fund pothole repairs,


plenty of money to pay a family wage to someone who likes to surf facebook pages.

"Tacoma means business" 

by adb7901 on 6/19/2012 @ 8:14am

fredo, you're using facebook wrong.  The likes displayed on a Facebook page are the pages that are liked by the administrator of that page.  You seem a little paranoid - are you eating well?

by fredo on 6/19/2012 @ 8:19am

Probably Tim should remove organizations like the city of Tacoma from his LIKE column because it creates the appearance that he has an endorsement. I can see how people could easily assume the City of Tacoma endorses Farrell. And someone from the city should monitor how the logo owned by the city is being used. It shouldn't be on anyones campaign website.

by NineInchNachos on 6/19/2012 @ 8:23am
any chowder-head can create a facebook... 
welcome to the F U T U R E ! ! 1 ! 1 

by NineInchNachos on 6/19/2012 @ 8:25am
the joke here is that Mike is only running for half of the job... 

by NineInchNachos on 6/19/2012 @ 8:28am
also, I don't think poor jake fey
has much of a chance against Jeannie Darneille
Purple is a power color.

by cisserosmiley on 6/19/2012 @ 8:52am
Especially since this is the guy Jeannie is running against...
Vote for Lauren Walker!

by NineInchNachos on 6/19/2012 @ 8:56am
it's going to be a fun one.

by adb7901 on 6/19/2012 @ 9:00am

Tim shouldn't be able to say he likes Tacoma?  Really?

by fredo on 6/19/2012 @ 9:06am
  "Tim shouldn't be able to say he likes Tacoma? Really?"

On his campaign website I would say no.

He is publishing a subliminal message that he is the preferred candidate for the city of Tacoma. He is using the city logo and the word like in conjunction with his campaign. In essence he's highjacking the city facebook page to give the appearance that the city of Tacoma has an affiliation with his campaign.

by cisserosmiley on 6/19/2012 @ 9:11am
He's the best candidate because he is intelligent, hard working, and plugged in to politics.

by fredo on 6/19/2012 @ 9:12am
He's hardworking?

Last year it was reported in the News Tribune that he was frequently absent at County Council meetings. 

by adb7901 on 6/19/2012 @ 9:15am

He isn't publishing a subliminal message.  He's saying he likes Tacoma.

by NineInchNachos on 6/19/2012 @ 9:16am
I'd say he's the smartest candidate, plus he animates his body when speaking which helps create a sense of human-ness 

by NineInchNachos on 6/19/2012 @ 9:17am
why would you create a YOUTUBE featuring your ponch but not your hands?

by fredo on 6/19/2012 @ 9:17am
He's figured out a way to get the city of Tacoma logo to figure into his campaign.

It's done via a subliminal message.

It's inappropriate and he should take that down immediately. 

by adb7901 on 6/19/2012 @ 9:23am

so bored... you're being ridiculous, not that I'm surprised.

by NineInchNachos on 6/19/2012 @ 9:35am
for the record there is no subliminal messaging (nipple) in my above campaign (nipple) poster.  

by cisserosmiley on 6/19/2012 @ 9:36am
Attendance isn't "hard work" This guy is involved, extremely prepared, and is over being a political figure...just ask why a couple retired city council folks want to come out of retirement to take pot shots at a political office they have no involvement with. Half of Tim Farrels council time has been spent cleaning up Dale washams bs, just let the guy have this job. He's the best candidate.

by fredo on 6/19/2012 @ 9:39am
  "so bored... you're being ridiculous, not that I'm surprised" adb7901

When someone can't defend his own POV he frequently resorts to the personal attack.

by fredo on 6/19/2012 @ 9:59am
  "Half of Tim Farrels council time has been spent cleaning up Dale washams bs" cissero

Well of course Farrell is going proclaim that he's cleaning up Washams mess. He's running against him in the election for Assessor. Clearly, anything he says that's disparraging about Washam is going to be political. Apparently the voters aren't so disappointed. The folks who hate Washam weren't able to gather enough signatures to force a recall. 

by adb7901 on 6/19/2012 @ 10:00am

I already defended it.  Tim can say he likes the City of Tacoma.  It's ridiculous to say there's some sort of subliminal message.  I wasn't attacking you personally, I was describing your actions.  If I was attacking you personally, you would know.Still bored.

by fredo on 6/19/2012 @ 10:09am
I didn't say he CAN'T do it.

I said he SHOULDN'T do it.

If he wants to "like" people and organizations on his own personal facebook page, that's one thing. This isn't his personal facebook page. It's clearly labeled his campaign page. I think he's crossing the line by implying an affiliation if not an outright endorsement from the folks he says he likes. Does it violate the Public Disclosure Act? Perhaps. 

Look here, I'll set up a hypothetical that will illustrate the problem. Let's say the American Nazi Party sets up a facebook page to promote it's political agenda and they decide to "like" Tim Ferrell and place his picture on their page under the word "like." would that be OK? Everytime someone visits the Nazi facebook page they see Tim's picture. Problem? 

by cisserosmiley on 6/19/2012 @ 10:18am
I say half of ALL county council members time has been wasted by washam. Farrell is the only one running for assesor treasurer.

by fredo on 6/19/2012 @ 10:29am

  The council was asleep at the wheel when the Ken Madsen administration blew up in their face. So now they need someone else to blame. They should have ordered Madsen to quit falsifying assessment records. I'm not saying Washam is the greatest office administrator of all time. He's probably far from it. But for the county commissioners to go around blaming other people for their own  mistakes is a little ridiculous.  

by adb7901 on 6/19/2012 @ 10:41am

It's not a problem if you understand how Facebook works, no.  And you didn't say he shouldn't do it, you alleged that he was intentionally trying to deceive people subliminally, which I find paranoid and laughable.

by fredo on 6/19/2012 @ 10:51am
Here's my posting from 8:19 this morning:  

"Probably Tim should remove organizations like the city of Tacoma from his LIKE column "

 It looks to me like I clearly said he shouldn't do it. 

by adb7901 on 6/19/2012 @ 11:00am
oh god so bored.  Here's you again: "He is publishing a subliminal message that he is the preferred candidate for the city of Tacoma. He is using the city logo and the word like in conjunction with his campaign. In essence he's highjacking the city facebook page to give the appearance that the city of Tacoma has an affiliation with his campaign." And again: "He's figured out a way to get the city of Tacoma logo to figure into his campaign.  It's done via a subliminal message." I'll amend my previous statement.  You did say he shouldn't do it, but additionally, you alleged that he was intentionally trying to deceive people subliminally, which I find paranoid and laughable. You're wrong, we're done, just talk to someone else, please.

by adb7901 on 6/19/2012 @ 11:02am

You are a tiresome person.  <-- personal attack.

by jenyum on 6/19/2012 @ 11:08am
Oh dear. It's ok, we've been over the Fredo not understanding the interwebs thing a few times. It's part of his curmudgeonly charm, or something.

by fredo on 6/19/2012 @ 11:12am
You can defend unethical campaigning all you like.  

Clearly Farrell has "liked" the city on his campaign page for some reason. That reason is to advance his campaign. There is no other reason.  Either he's smart and did it intentionally or he's dumb and he did it accidentally. I guess I can give Tim the benefit of the doubt. I guess it's possible he's dumb.

by adb7901 on 6/19/2012 @ 11:23am

blah blah blah.

by adb7901 on 6/19/2012 @ 11:23am

blah blah blah.

by NineInchNachos on 6/19/2012 @ 11:34am
the thing about the statistical assessing, nobody cares. Kudos to Dale.  corrected. done.  NEXT!    Tim can outrun the imperial slugs, just sit back and enjoy the show. 

also shadowboxing Fredo is part of his plan of draining the energy out of everything.

Watch the expert:  "Oh  grandpa fredo" *eyeroll*   Fredo has been dealt with!  NEXT! 

Tim has been representing Tacoma on the Pierce County Council since before I can remember. He should like the fuck out of Tacoma on facebook.  What difference does it make?   Dale Washam has outlived his usefulness, Take him down TIM FARRELL !

by thriceallamerican on 6/19/2012 @ 11:39am
Perhaps Tim Farrell liked Tacoma because Tim Farrell likes Tacoma. There is nothing keeping the other candidates from also liking Tacoma, whether on Facebook or in the more general sense. I don't use Facebook so I don't give a rat's ass about what happens there, but I like to think that if someone is going to get my vote for a major office in Pierce County, liking Tacoma is a prerequisite quality.

by Erik on 6/19/2012 @ 11:58am
Liking Tacoma is a good thing....not all politicians do.

by NineInchNachos on 6/19/2012 @ 12:05pm
Pro tip:

vote for people who like where YOU live.

by NineInchNachos on 6/19/2012 @ 12:14pm
real subliminal images active in this cartoon:

  • demons/haunted ghosts escaping from Dales orifices
  • flag as lance
  • flag... how many stripes?
  • doc savage ripped shirt
  • nipple
  • ruins (see the toppled roman column ?  old school christian imagery here)
  • smart people wear glasses
  • peace sign / kick ass take names pointing hand (to the future)
  • dale has vampire teeth, sucking resources
  • fighter jet fly-over... ?
  • creepy rubber gloves
  • face - shoe contact... arab spring/day of rage!

by Erik on 6/19/2012 @ 12:23pm
@RR: A hyper-local political seeker masterpiece!

by The Jinxmedic on 6/19/2012 @ 12:29pm
Erik- a whole bunch more Old City Halls from some other Tacoma artist apparently not worthy of the playing cards:
And finally:

by Erik on 6/19/2012 @ 12:36pm
@Jinx: Oh yes, I have read them all!A group should form to get together to make the next playing card set and take it up a notch.

You should consider putting together an art show at Amocat or somewhere else with them.

by The Jinxmedic on 6/19/2012 @ 12:45pm
52 cards, 14 artists. Found out about it from the Kickstarter campaign fait accompli. 

There are not too many things that I care deeply about, but this city is one of them. Four years doing a comic strip promoting local historic preservation- it would have been nice to know about a project like this ahead of time.

Last year, we might have considered doing a show.

by fredo on 6/19/2012 @ 2:08pm
I'm getting the feeling that people aren't too impressed with my facebook theory.

Well, sorry about that. I could be wrong

Anyway if Farrell thinks he needs an "extra" edge to beat Washam it's OK with me. 

by NineInchNachos on 6/19/2012 @ 2:12pm
impressed in the 'ha ha' sense. 


by NineInchNachos on 6/20/2012 @ 9:35am

by Erik on 6/21/2012 @ 5:49pm

An art sale is made stimulating the economy in the Triangle District!

by fredo on 6/21/2012 @ 5:56pm

Hope RR remembered to charge sales tax, we need these taxes so that poor people will have transportation opportunities and mentally ill folks will have somebody to turn to.

by NineInchNachos on 6/21/2012 @ 8:16pm

by daubermaus on 6/22/2012 @ 12:11am
Over a year ago we started putting out feelers that we were interested in doing a show at various galleries and coffee shops. 
We got blown off and ignored repeatedly. 
I'm in a "Screw it!" mood about the idea now. 
Being told repeatedly that making our living as a professional artist and writer means we aren't "real" an artist or writer can really sour a person on the whole gallery / show bs.
There are a few select originals and limited prints for sale at Mieirs House of Clocks.  Or message us.  We barter.

by fredo on 6/22/2012 @ 6:07am

  don't worry if people don't accept you as an artist. Vincent Van Gogh and Emily Dickinson never sold anything during their lifetimes. In fact, nobody has every purchased or expressed any interest in my written word "blog art." Nevertheless...I keep creating.

by cisserosmiley on 6/22/2012 @ 6:56am
Creative artists and commercial artists are NOT the same...Tacoma should have specified which ones they wanted to live here and be the spark.

by fredo on 6/22/2012 @ 7:12am
I guess we need to distinguish the following terms:

Commercial artists
Real artists
Creative artists
Professional artists

by cisserosmiley on 6/22/2012 @ 7:33am
Not really, just commercial and creative. Prof. & real are synonymous with commercial and creative.

by fredo on 6/22/2012 @ 7:39am
So if an artist places his creations for sale does that make him a professional/commercial artist?

What if no one ever buys one of his creations?

by cisserosmiley on 6/22/2012 @ 8:10am
When one creates primarily for psychological relief it is CREATIVE, when one creates for a fee it is COMMERCIAL. Offering creative works for sale means nothing and nobody purchasing them means less.

by fredo on 6/22/2012 @ 8:25am
Would a real artist be concerned with people acknowledging his/her art? If your art isn't accepted into a show or a gallary is that a concern for a real artist? If an artist pays a coffee shop $100 month to hang some art would that mean the art was more real or more creative?

by The Jinxmedic on 6/22/2012 @ 9:34am

Not playing the "real artist" game, that's like invoking Godwin's Law, but without Hitler.

If anyone wants any of my work, you know how to find me.
Good day, sirs.

by NineInchNachos on 6/22/2012 @ 9:35am
oh brother!

why are you letting yourselves be defined by other people?

follow your own path!

by The Jinxmedic on 6/22/2012 @ 10:11am
As you are most aware, I do follow my own path, and I will continue to do so- that is exactly the point.

by thriceallamerican on 6/22/2012 @ 10:59am
Man, when did the grapes get sour? It's sort of cute that Tacoma is apparently small enough that an artist might get their feelings hurt for not getting included in a multi-artist project, but seriously guys...

Also: what does any of this have to do with Tim Farrell and the Tacomic?

by NineInchNachos on 6/22/2012 @ 11:02am

by The Jinxmedic on 6/22/2012 @ 11:05am
Civility, indeed. Need I say more?

by NineInchNachos on 6/22/2012 @ 11:16am
(tip toed through that graveyard)

OKAY!  this Tim Farrell cartoon will be on display at the Amocat Cafe till the election.  Then Tim will gift the cartoon to one of his friends who has suffered under Dale Washam's enemy list for a very long time. 

Also Tim is looking for video folks to help produce a YouTube.  Suggested Adam the Alien or Electric Elliot.  lose the suit jacket, roll up sleeves... animate your hands when you talk. 

by The Jinxmedic on 6/22/2012 @ 11:17am
Besides, FeedTacoma is the place to go to hijack threads -it's actually a kind of art form on its own. (but it's probably not "real" art....)

Fredo? hello?

by thriceallamerican on 6/22/2012 @ 11:18am
Life is art.

by fredo on 6/22/2012 @ 11:22am
You tube. Good idea.

Maybe he could go around and show people examples of properties in the county which don't produce any property tax whatsoever. This would include the Mayors condo, section 8 housing, non-profit organizations city parking garages, city owned development parcels, etc.  Over half the property in the downtown area is completely off the tax rolls.

by NineInchNachos on 6/22/2012 @ 11:24am
...clear channel billboards

by daubermaus on 6/22/2012 @ 6:24pm
Last comment from the uncivil member of the team:
Commercial artist / writer is a day job.  The creative artist and writer spend 3 or four nights a week working on creative projects for no reason other than expressing  personal voice.
The only reason Ocryx and Joe, Nibbly, Noms, and Ralph, and the other feedtacoma comics gets written every week is because I like Tacoma.  I could care less what other people think or want from them.  They are my voice about Tacoma.  The only reason the artist draws them every week is because he has fun trying to completely twist my story board into something I didn't imagine.  It's fun.
If they were commercial they wouldn't be here - they would be syndicated and make us money.
To be blown off about doing a gallery or show because we work in the art and writing commercial industry is bullshit.  It says that just because I write erotic fiction and hard finacial news that I am not allowed to write poetry.  That just because the artist designs medallic art as a day job he can't draw cartoons.
So, by that arguement - he should quit his art job and go back into public safety - then his art would be "real"? 
And I should quit scrabbling as a published writer - and then what I write would be "real"?
Bullshit, psudo-intelligencia rejection of the struggle between self and art in defense of the friggin' status quo.
End of conversation - from this point on you are talking to yourself just to read your own oh so clever comments.

by fredo on 6/22/2012 @ 8:19pm

  could you go over the part about the erotic fiction again?

by NineInchNachos on 6/22/2012 @ 9:51pm
what in the world is happening here?

by fredo on 7/7/2012 @ 5:38am
  Another Tacoma-area candidate is using facebook to give the impression that he has an important endorsement.

Here is a story from the Tacoma news Tribune 7/6/12: 

The campaign Facebook page of Tacoma trial lawyer and legislative candidate Jack Connelly recently posted a snapshot of a smiling exchange between Connelly and retired state Sen. Rosa Franklin, taken during a recent event on Tacoma’s Hilltop.But the state’s campaign watchdog believes the photograph may give a false impression – implying that Franklin, a venerable Tacoma legislator and a leader of the city’s African American community, is endorsing Connelly’s bid for the state senate.Read more here:

These candidates are basically using Facebook to trick the voters.

by NineInchNachos on 7/7/2012 @ 4:42pm
anyone else see the New Takhoman endorse Tim? 

by NineInchNachos on 7/9/2012 @ 8:14pm
go Dale!