Apr 8 fixo commented on Is the Case Against Ed Murray Politically Motivated? Here’s What the Lawyer for His Accuser Says.
@14 agreed. And my comment at @13 should say "apparently" or "perhaps crowing about himself and the case on Slog."
Apr 8 fixo commented on Is the Case Against Ed Murray Politically Motivated? Here’s What the Lawyer for His Accuser Says.
In addition to counsel's flouting of RPC 3.6, as @6 aptly points out, by writing letters copying "local and national media" and crowing about himself and the case on Slog, and leaving the merits entirely aside, I think the Court could strike the Complaint under Civil Rule 8. "Each averment of a pleading shall be simple, concise, and direct." This Complaint is chock-a-block with gratuitous salacious detail (e.g., "anal--of course"--such a champion of gay people counsel is!), howling typos, including missing words in the very first paragraph and a reference to the plaintiff with a feminine pronoun, and premature, half-baked argument, especially about the statute of limitations. One might think plaintiff's counsel are aware they have big statute of limitations problems, and hope to publicly humiliate the Mayor so thoroughly that he will settle quick and big. Their client and the public deserve better.
Nov 2, 2016 fixo commented on Nate Silver Is Here To Ruin Your Morning.
Catholic reasoning
Mar 12, 2014 fixo commented on We Might Not Agree About E-Cigarettes, but Can We All Agree That "Vaping" Is a Terrible Word?.
I am grateful that my experiment with e-cigs over the course of a year or so got me completely off a stupid return to a smoking habit. Having lost my last e-cig for the umpteenth time a few months ago, I have not replaced it and don't need it either. As for my son, who became alarmingly fond of smoking cigs around age 17-18, I happily pay for his e-cig habit. He is off the smokes entirely, and his e-cig use is tapering off. No doubt people have a variety of experiences with e-cigs, just as they do with cigarettes, but count me among those who regard e-cigs as a godsend. Amazing, the pious, broad-brush condemnation by many on here, as though everybody using e-cigs is doing it as a fashion statement, or because they are misguided dupes and idiots, rather than people really wanting to get off tobacco.
Jan 22, 2014 fixo commented on I (Heart) Insane Seahawks Fans.
My favorite part of your post, Dom, is "the balls-out suburban culture." Are you thinking Lynnwood? Gig Harbor? Redmond?
Oct 4, 2013 fixo commented on Here Is a Website That May Change Your Mood.
Awesome, thanks Chris. I just spent an hour of work time dipping my toe into this site. And I don't feel bad about it at all. It's therapeutic!
Apr 12, 2013 fixo commented on Exciting Booze News: A New Bar from the Owner of Liberty!.
Olive House
Jan 2, 2013 fixo commented on House Republican Says Nobody Should Donate to House Republicans.
The reason Boehner canceled the vote on Sandy relief was that he wanted to show Cantor who's boss, after Cantor voted against the Fiscal Cliff bill (and against Boehner) because the bill lacked "spending reductions," even though Cantor is an ardent supporter of Sandy relief spending. It is understandable that Boehner would be furious at Cantor and McCarthy and other members of House GOP leadership, and there may be a certain logic to hoisting Cantor on the illogic of his position on spending, but Boehner's stunt managed to enrage many of the GOP members who voted with him on the fiscal cliff. It just seems very stupid and self-defeating.
Dec 10, 2012 fixo commented on The City Hall of Love.
Awww, that's fantastic. Thanks Dan, and congrats to you and Terry. Also, what @5 said.
Nov 28, 2012 fixo commented on Shock Tunnel.
Austerlitz is a great book. I believe it is time for me to read it yet again. Thanks, Charles.