Theodore Gorath
SWASHBUCKLING HERO 2012
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11:44 AM yesterday Theodore Gorath commented on The Morning News: SDOT Says Fuck You To Pedestrians With New Traffic Technology, City Authorities Getting Their Sawant Hate On.
@18: Not to mention, they are already using the "it is our culture, you are just racist if you disagree" defense.
10:30 AM yesterday Theodore Gorath commented on The Morning News: SDOT Says Fuck You To Pedestrians With New Traffic Technology, City Authorities Getting Their Sawant Hate On.
Truly having to push a button will go down in history as one of the greatest crimes against humanity, a horrid relic of this barbaric age. Can you imagine what people a thousand years from now will think when they read about this injustice? Sad!

I don't know if Mudede needs to drink more or less in the morning, but clearly he is not drinking the right amount.
10:26 AM yesterday Theodore Gorath commented on Highlights of the First 100 Days of Jill Stein's Presidency.
It is always so dreadful when The Stranger tries to be funny.
5:46 AM yesterday Theodore Gorath commented on Murray Pitches Revised Soda Tax; Labor Union and Soda Companies Promise to Fight It.
Extra taxes on packaged goods and foodstuffs is the most regressive tax possible.

Keep on being you, Seattle.
5:43 AM yesterday Theodore Gorath commented on Stream Queen: Return of the Nerds! Watch Bill Nye Saves the World and Silicon Valley.
Mr. Wizard was bad ass, and better than Nye ever was.

I am unsure what the audience is supposed to be for Nye's show, it seems too lame and "try-hard" for an cynical older teen audience, and they are apparently singing about butt stuff and fleshlights, so it can't be for viewers who are too much younger than that, and I doubt it is for adults.
Apr 27 Theodore Gorath commented on Guest Editorial: Elected Leaders Need to Step Up on Immigrants' Rights.
Our immigration system itself is really not very different from those in other developed countries, it is simply that more immigrants come to the US than any other country by a huge margin, the US-Mexico corridor is the most active venue for illegal immigration in the world, and we pay very little in taxes so prospective immigrants have to bear greater financial burden to come here, by comparison due to government agencies being routinely underfunded.

If anything the requirements to come to America are less onerous than other developed countries, and we really do not enforce immigration law that stringently, although it has been getting more attention under Trump than it ever did while Obama was deporting large amounts of people.

You could lower the standards, but then you run the risk of greater burdens on an already overtaxed social services system, and processing would take longer. You could lower processing time by admitting fewer immigrants through raised standards, but I doubt many liberals want to turn away more immigrants.

The idea of immigration being a "broken system" has become more talking point than fact. No one ever seems to really be able to explain exactly why it is "broken" when asked. Not too surprising, it is a very complex issue. You hear talk about people waiting years and years for naturalization, but those are outliers and those people are still living here legally in the meantime.
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Apr 27 Theodore Gorath commented on Capitol Hill Woman Finds Threatening, Anti-Abortion Message on Her Windshield.
If it was not targeted at this individual, then some guy is going around just putting these on cars (one would think more than one would be reported), or this is a guy who just happens to carry these around in case they see a car that has liberal looking bumper stickers on them. Either way, weird and gross.

Although not sure this could qualify as a hate crime.
Apr 27 Theodore Gorath commented on The Morning News: Paul Allen Gives $30 Million to House the Homeless, Why Was a Student Charged With Assault For Using “Fart Spray” in School?.
@2: Spraying someone with noxious materials is definitely assault by the legal definition, but at some point you have to go with common sense and realize that charging grade school kids with felonies for such antics is not the best option.

Whatever happened to just suspending kids or making them be the janitor's assistant for a month or so? I know kids are seemingly growing up faster in this day and age, but they still have dumb little kid brains that are not developed enough to always make the best decisions.
Apr 27 Theodore Gorath commented on What Would It Take? Labor Stands by Mayor Ed Murray Despite Sexual Abuse Allegations.
@18: I am not advocating people being fired after being accused of crimes, or actually shoplifting, just pointing out that when there is a lack of available evidence, people will simply choose to believe whatever best fits what they want to be true.
Apr 27 Theodore Gorath commented on What Would It Take? Labor Stands by Mayor Ed Murray Despite Sexual Abuse Allegations.
@16: Seriously. Imagine if someone made the same allegations about Dan Savage. The paper would be running smear articles on the accuser nonstop, and no one who is a fan of the paper would believe the allegations for a second.

If you don't like Murray, the allegations MUST be true.

Just like if you like Bill Clinton, the allegations CAN'T be true.

That's it, in a nutshell.