Catalina Vel-DuRay
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Beacon Hill Housewife and municipal career gal Born and raised in the rolling hills of… more »

Catalina Vel-DuRay is finally back up north.
in the past few hours Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Why Black Lives Matter Activists Are Calling for Another Protest on Black Friday.
It wouldn't be a civic event in Seattle without someone being insulted and grandstanding about something, and our hysteria-addled media and dim-witted police responding like its World War III.

Now if they decided to protest this, I'd dust off my sensible shoes and be right there with them.…
6:02 AM Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Apparently Ted Cruz Is the One We Need to Be Worrying About Now.
If his nasty personality, horrible opinions and ugly demeanor don't get him, his truly odious, anti-Catholic father will.
4:10 PM yesterday Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on What If the City Allowed Homeless Encampments in Residential Neighborhoods?.
We had a tent city on the site of el Centro for awhile a few years back. There were absolutely no problems with it as far as I knew. It's not a big deal.
Nov 23 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on There's a Rumor Floating Around the Internet About an Upcoming White Power Rally in Ballard. We're Checking It Out..
I just re-read the missive. So they are presumably going to have some sort of outdoor music festival in Ballard. In December. And then march to Capitol Hill (after a good old-fashioned cross burning) Or maybe they are going to carpool to Capitol Hill after the cross burning and march then?

For one thing, they'll never find parking.
Nov 23 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Four People Shot at Broadway and Pike, in Front of QFC, Early This Morning.
I've never liked that QFC. It has too many nooks and crannies, which attracts sketchy people. They should close off the corner entrance and put a really boring storefront there - insurance sales or something - and get rid of the steps to the upper level parking garage. Get rid of one of the storefronts on Pike, and make that the main entrance - funnel everyone through there and close that west entrance.

On the top level, it should be very expensive pay-to-park with gates, and get rid of that creepy staircase on the west side. The stores could offer parking validation.
Nov 23 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Donald Trump: What if the World's Worst Boss Became the World's Worst President?.
All this Trump hysteria, and all based on what a group of elderly shut-ins who answer their phone and intend to vote in the GOP primary think.

IF he gets the nomination I can't imagine what will happen to the GOP. He's been a real estate mogul in New York and New Jersey too long to not have plenty of dirt that will surface for the right price. The sort of lurid dirt that the networks would pay dearly for.
Nov 22 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Guest Editorial: An Open Letter to My Colleagues on the Seattle City Council.
Actually Azzam might be on to something. When I worked in the private sector we got a month paid sabbatical, apart from your vacation or sick time, once every three years. It is about the only thing I miss about that job, and it would be a nice consolation prize for those of us who do not reproduce.
Nov 22 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Seattle's First City-Sanctioned Homeless Encampments Will Open This Week.
Liberal_Censorship dear, I have a feeling you lack the fiscal and/or masculine acumen to motivate me to remove much of anything, let alone my dress. Even if I did, I doubt you could figure out my foundation garments. You'd just end up effete and frustrated. Pretty much like you are here on Slog.

I would like to know more about the tiny houses. Do they have electricity? Are they just one room?
Nov 22 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Guest Editorial: An Open Letter to My Colleagues on the Seattle City Council.
I very much support this in theory, but I have a practical question for the Council Member - Will the city budget allow for these jobs to be covered while the employees are on leave, or will we be subject to the usual limitations on "pockets" and/or overtime?

If personnel and the City Budget Office don't allow departments to maintain adequate coverage while these employees are on this extended leave, all you're doing is making it more difficult for the other employees to do their jobs and create lags in service to their customers.