An island in the “Salish Sea”

Bainbridge is now officially floating in the Salish Sea.”

The Washington State Board on Geographic Names voted today to bestow the Salish Sea name upon the waterway stretching from Olympia to Quadra Island in British Columbia.

Read about it in Chris Dunagan’s story.

Don’t worry, “Puget Sound” is sticking around. It’s just being rolled into a bigger body of water that includes the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Strait of Georgia.

Didn’t know we had a board of geographic names? Read more about them here.

5 thoughts on “An island in the “Salish Sea”

  1. Coy Lee — what is really your name or are you satisfied hiding behind the stage name? One of the wonders of using your real name is people can see who is saying what. In your case it is all a coy game.

    As to the “disturbing” http://www.YouTube key word James Olsen Part 1 uncensored rebuttal to BITV Schmidt ( and the wildly popular call-out of BITV ethics and crime crime reader, BITV Crime (censored) Rebuttal (, you are being coy again. It is disturbing to have a community television station being run like a failed Third-World dictatorship. You just might be blondie — perhaps. Or you might be the Little man with the big dog? Or the pregnant news guy.

    Come clean, Coy. You name is what? Be proud your name and stop hiding.

    And yes, Coy, let’s have a crime-free BNOTNEWS revelation from you.

  2. To our coy “Capt.” Olsen (AKA: Clearcut Bainbridge, Admirals, Revolution of Bobs, Samurai, etc., etc….)

    What a coincidence; I was just wondering about you and your sock puppets the other day. I forget what particular blog you were posting your comments on (You are so busy giving us your opinions on so many subjects, that I have trouble recalling them – or maybe I just don’t pay as much attention as I could.) In any case, you changed sock puppets right in the middle of the stream; and I wondered why you would do that.

    I considered the possibility that you were trying to confuse the readers by switching personnae, and making it appear that there were two strange people commenting – but since your various sock puppets are totally transparent due to your singular and inimitable style and content, I quickly rejected that. (Of course the fact that they are transparent to us does not mean that you recognize the situation; one thinks of the Ostrich thinking he is hidden because he has his head in the sand.)

    I also considered that perhaps the sock puppets had their own personalities, and that if the message or tone changed, then you would be compelled by aesthetic or psychological necessity to switch to a different sock puppet. That’s still a plausible possibility. Or, it could be that you are merely the medium channeling various historic persons, each with his (or her) own message and moniker. Seems unlikely, but the world gets a little zanier each day.

    I also considered that possibility that it could depend on external conditions such as day of the week, season of the year, phase of the moon, etc. known only to yourself.

    Of course it could be completely whimsical and capricious – like deciding which tie to put on in the morning; but I don’t think so.

    In any case, the answer would probably be completely anti-climactic and banal; the pleasure was in the amusing contemplation of possibilities.

  3. Is that you Comrade Phil Griffey of the Potemkin Village Retirement home? I thought they had laid you to the hereafter. Darn!

    You sound a bit jaundiced — Ey !

    Comrade Phil — perhaps you met Tokyo Rose Coy Lee in the internment camps in DPRNK. Perhaps you are Tokyo Rose Lee or at least kindred spirits.

    Comrade — how did the Virginia Gov/LtGov/AG positions break for Obamination? Stand by for NJ and NY.

  4. Yawn!

    (I’m sorry – the blog won’t let me leave a one word response.)

    What color is the sky in your world?

  5. What a bunch of PC crap. Are we going to scrub all the names of European explorers and settlers and reach back to pick up names of people that may not have self-identified as such?

    What is going to be the new name of Bainbridge Island? Last I checked,
    “Bainbridge” was a white guy, so that’s gotta go. Same goes for Bremer, Paul, Townsend, etc…

    What was the Salish term for “liberal twit?”

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