Your Prosecutor Mark Lindquist

in "Primary Election Night"
posted Aug 24, 2010
Mark Lindquist, Prosecutor, Pierce County, Election 2010, Tacoma, Tacomic, Vote
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Everybody loves Mark Lindquist. Who can deny the string of fawning puff pieces from every publication in the South Puget Sound?  If, like me, you've seen his face on the cover of the Seattle magazine City Arts Tacoma in addition to Lakewood "alternative" newspaper Weekly Volcano--Volcano being the innovator by offering a 'Be Mark Lindquist' cut-out mask cover--One has to wonder, If I was Mark Lindquist what would I do with a Mark Lindquist Volcano newspaper mask?  The Tacomic, Tacoma's ONLY underground political cartoon is unafraid to imagine such a role-play scenario. 


mark hates you

You might also have seen his face on telephone poles round Hilltop and Central Tacoma.. but as you may well know, the opinions of anarchists rarely amount to much more than a passing intellectual curiosity. 

The Tacomic encourages you to share your own Mark Lindquist stories below!  Also check out some of those anarchist zine downloads (link above)... some really strange crap in there! 


by debivans on 8/24/2010 @ 1:03am

by NineInchNachos on 8/24/2010 @ 1:23am
Previously on the Tacomic...

by intacoma on 8/24/2010 @ 6:38am

by captiveyak on 8/24/2010 @ 7:24am
I always figured he had plenty of friends amongst the local luminaries. Though, to be fair, even if I like someone or something, the breathless exposes in City Arts occasionally make me regret my biases.

by NineInchNachos on 8/24/2010 @ 8:01am
My favorite City Arts moment was when the editor of City Arts Tacoma finally made it downtown FOR THE FIRST TIME during the David Boe article... and was like "Wow! Tacoma really doesn't suck that bad"

by NineInchNachos on 8/24/2010 @ 8:06am
Or maybe my favorite City Arts moment is this article about the Tacoma Letterpress scene that completely overlooks the whole Beautiful Angle school of art....

by The Jinxmedic on 8/24/2010 @ 8:21am
But they do have Jeremy Gregory, the "best cartoonist in Tacoma"...

by tommyllew on 8/24/2010 @ 8:26am
Pretty damn funny, RR. Disturbing. But funny.

by NineInchNachos on 8/24/2010 @ 8:27am
TRUST ME, nobody can forget that!

by NineInchNachos on 8/24/2010 @ 8:37am

Anger over Tacoma medical marijuana raids goes on Facebook

Cat Jeter wants Tacoma city officials to know how people living and working in the city feel about medical marijuana, but her message needs more than mere words.

Read more:

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medical marijuana dilemma hits tacoma
Council hears from residents upset over police raids

by NineInchNachos on 8/24/2010 @ 9:23am
from the memory hole....

One unflattering book review from The Stranger

"Mark Lindquist doesn't care about Seattle's epic touchiness, and he's written a novel that's not only set in the local music scene, but populated with characters from it. The story of a former musician, now a successful prosecutor looking for love, Never Mind Nirvana (oy!) is the name-droppingest book since The Andy Warhol Diaries."

by NineInchNachos on 8/24/2010 @ 9:31am

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by Erik on 8/24/2010 @ 12:48pm
Mark Lindquist rules.

Here was an earlier post on why you should vote for him:

1. Experienced prosecutor who has helped reduced crime in Pierce County.

For almost five years Mark was the Team Chief of the Drug Unit. In that time methamphetamine labs were reduced by nearly 90% in Pierce County. In the effort to reduce methamphetamine labs, Mark worked with local law enforcement, the community, and our legislative delegation.

2. Attended the exact same elite (formally) Tacoma based law school as the Tacoma Urbanist in the same exact year and section.

3. Deliberately choose to be a public servant when he had opportunities in the private sector as an accomplished author. Unlike some elected officials, he does not need the job.

4. Has fought to keep Tacoma from being the "dumping ground" for felons for the rest of the State of Washington.

5. Maintains contact and credibility with both the mainstream, alternative media, neighborhood associations, the Tacoma Blogosphere and many other civic groups.

6. Lindquist was appointed as the Prosecutor to serve out the remainder of Gerry Horne's term by a bi-partison unanimous vote of the Pierce County Council.

7. Lindquist is friends with Tim Farrell, friend of Tacoma and former Frost Park Chalk Off sponsor.

We are lucky he has not moved to Seattle like so many other successful Tacomans.

by The Jinxmedic on 8/24/2010 @ 1:02pm
Thank you, Erik.

by NineInchNachos on 8/24/2010 @ 1:08pm
Thanks Mr. Urbanist!

by smeall on 8/24/2010 @ 1:14pm
another use for the ML volcano mask:
mj dispensary owners wear them during police raids. send TPD away by yelling out "no charges filed!" when swat teams kick down their door.

by JeremyGregorySucks on 8/24/2010 @ 4:36pm
This one cracks me up.

by NineInchNachos on 8/24/2010 @ 4:41pm
I suppose you need to have some kind of high self esteem to deal with maniacs like this..

by NineInchNachos on 8/24/2010 @ 4:44pm
also, a warm welcome to the Feed Comrade Gregory!

by NineInchNachos on 8/25/2010 @ 4:13pm


by NineInchNachos on 8/25/2010 @ 4:43pm
also a links for posterity

by NineInchNachos on 8/27/2010 @ 10:47pm
So, what's going wrong in Pierce County? Why did Macourek's house get ransacked by cops, and why are medical marijuana patients running scared?

The answer, not surprisingly, isn't cut and dried.

People like Dawdy place a heavy blame at the top, and specifically on Lindquist.

read more:

by NineInchNachos on 8/27/2010 @ 10:53pm
"The Prosecutor's Office has no interest in prosecuting legitimate medical marijuana users or providers who play by the rules," says Lindquist.

Again, what those becoming frustrated with the situation in Tacoma and Pierce County can't figure out is what exactly that means

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this is good stuff you guys should read the volcano

by smeall on 8/28/2010 @ 10:31pm
how AWESOME that the true media at volcano is tackling the most convoluted laws on the books. i'll comment on the article itself later, but it seems to leave out all the valiant (and squashed) attempts by senator jeanne kohl-welles & friends to close this loop...i can almost guarantee the special interest groups blocking these bills EVERY YEAR are the same ones pushing pierce county public officials to engage in this absurd circus. bleh!
so mr. nachos, thank you for sharing the article...and goading this response ;/

by NineInchNachos on 8/28/2010 @ 10:50pm
Thank you for playing!

by NineInchNachos on 9/28/2010 @ 8:39am
ha ha

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 9/28/2010 @ 11:01am
Clearly Mark Lindquist is already running for the next seat he wants. Nice find, 'Nachos. Mark should be using those signs as his next yard sign.

by NineInchNachos on 9/28/2010 @ 11:17am
I like that sub title "we cooperate with MARK LINDQUIST" I can see that as a yard sign...

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 9/28/2010 @ 11:24am
With the Borg it was resistance is futile. With Lindquist cooperation is essential. In future well familiarize your cats with Mark Lindquist by using this drawing. I should have my "I cooperate with Mark Lindquist" cat collars up on my cafe press any day now.

by cisserosmiley on 9/28/2010 @ 11:39am
Passing bad checks is not illegal---check the rcw yourself---it is only a criminal offense to "knowingly" pass a bad check...if you "accidently" write a bad check it's still just a mistake
NO crime...but posting this sign during an election is a PDC violation. Is it currently posted? where? Oh Ya...Mark Lindquist be nicer to criminals...I mean about crime...I mean...
Well, there just is no good way to say it, "protect me from crimes i do not like, and let me go on crimes i do like [recreational marijuana use], and write more books, come on!

by NineInchNachos on 9/28/2010 @ 11:48am
@cisserosmiley you should report it!
(Ranko's Pharmacy in Tacoma)

by cisserosmiley on 9/28/2010 @ 11:52am
on the phone now

by ROBO-CALL on 9/28/2010 @ 2:33pm
"on the phone now"

music to my ears.


by cisserosmiley on 9/28/2010 @ 2:42pm
funny thing: when ML and PDC complaint are contained in a message, the powers that be, NSA? maybe? return those emails as undeliverable!!! where is Oliver Stone!
Now, a personal call to Phil Stutzman, compliance director, pdc.

by NineInchNachos on 11/1/2010 @ 8:28pm
before I black-out the second cell of the above original-pencil-art Mark Lindquist cartoon (by request of buyer) is there anyone here that would like to purchase the cut out original drawing of the lady in the nightgown only? Thanks!

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 11/1/2010 @ 9:08pm
The lady in the night gown was the least offensive part.

by Erik on 11/1/2010 @ 9:16pm
Your going to butcher your Tacomic?

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 11/1/2010 @ 9:23pm
And just so you know, I Cooperate with Mark Lindquist and so do my cats!!!

by NineInchNachos on 11/1/2010 @ 9:47pm
To late! the lady is now under a black paper "redacted" cutout rectangle... sparking years of friendly conversation starters I can only imagine.

by NineInchNachos on 2/25/2011 @ 8:10am
Do the right thing Mark Lindquist!

by cisserosmiley on 2/25/2011 @ 10:51am
my wife and i have been reading king of methleham to each other before bed time, it has been nice

by NineInchNachos on 2/25/2011 @ 11:26am
my signed copy is a treasure in the HFW home library. Enjoy!

by NineInchNachos on 6/20/2011 @ 8:17am
what is up with this lady?