« Name that STOP sign | Main | How Could I Forget Whole Foods? »

October 03, 2018

Comments

Lynn Ausen

Did you really have to insert your personal comments on the President into your blog? We moved from Kirkland a little over a year ago and I enjoyed hearing about what is going on in Kirkland, until now. The text yesterday was a test only. It’s something the federal government does all the time on radio and TV, and will be used on our cell phones in the future for an emergency. So please refrain from political commentary. I get enough of that on other social media. As I said I do enjoy your other posts and keeping up with what’s going on in Kirkland, the city where my husband was born and raised and where we raised our son.

MK

I'm sorry to hear about The Slip. The good news is that the site is too small for a consignment shop, a nail shop or another fitness business. As for the text alert, I didn't know such a thing existed and was actually glad to see it worked as I had seen alerts of it on the news the day prior. How else are they supposed to test the system? They do a National Broadcasting System alert late at night on TV regularly, perhaps this one should be tested every 4 years with each change or extension of administrations so as not to offend anyone? Or, not identify the source by a name other than "White House"?

Ted Loi

Lynn,

I can't imagine living a life where a tiny reference to the President upsets you so much. Personal comments on a personal blog seem appropriate to me.

Ted

Duncan Milloy

Response from City of Kirkland Public Works Dept:

It was a technical issue with our signal system and we were able to correct it fairly quickly. We are researching the details so we can understand the situation and prevent it from happening again in the future.

Cathi Coy

I love love love getting your blog notes, and look forward to hearing the latest Kirkland news! That was until today's post so blatantly disrespected our country and all it does to keep us safe. The text alert system was proposed way back during the Bush era, then updated during the Obama era, and thank goodness it has finally been solidified. Do you complain when you get an Amber Alert? I bet you won't complain when everyone with a cell phone gets alerted to a true national emergency. So glad they were able to test it and work out the kinks now. Please keep up your great posts on our wonderful community!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)