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.
Mar 22 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on On the Blabbermouth Podcast: Do Trump-Voting Hillbillies Deserve Sympathy?.
Dan dear, I think you need to "check your privilege" (or whatever the cliche is these days) in your assumption that Al Franken would be considered "white" by a big chunk of this country. While I don't maintain that it is impossible for a Jewish person to be elected president, it wouldn't be a cake walk. As the past few months have shown, anti-Semitism is alive and well in the US, and is not something that one only sees on the conservative side.

Mar 21 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Trump Wants To Go To Mars, NASA Gets $19.5 Billion in Funding.
iseult dear, as the old saying goes, "The President proposes, Congress disposes".

I suspect that Trump is in early dementia and has had a budget written for him (To be fair, even if he isn't, he's totally incapable of anything as complex as a Federal budget). We'll just have to see what Congress comes up with.
Mar 21 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Trump Doesn't Give Two Shits About His Supporters (And Neither Should You).
If the city people unite and vote, instead of splintering into interest groups with purity tests, the country folk don't matter. (They don't matter anyway, but they come in handy when it's time to elect someone who will work against their best interest)

Mar 20 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Today in Hard-Hitting Investigative Journalism: Is that Beer Really a Pint?.
We regulate scales so that you know that you have an honest pound of kale, why not regulate pints?
Mar 20 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Amid Eviction Protests, a Larger Question Looms for the Central District: What's Happening to MidTown Center?.
This has been going on for years now. Just sell the dumb thing already.
Mar 20 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Food News: Hotel Monaco Presents Its New Outlier Restaurant, Belltown Brewing Now Open, and Yet Another Poke Venture.
Oh dear. I meant to say "bring people in off the street", not "brong people in off the streets". I don't even know what it would mean to "brong" someone. It sounds sort of dirty.
Mar 20 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Food News: Hotel Monaco Presents Its New Outlier Restaurant, Belltown Brewing Now Open, and Yet Another Poke Venture.
I have to hand it to the Monaco for being one of the few hotels that still puts forward an effort to have a nice restaurant that is intended to brong people in off the street, and not just be something mediocre for the guests. I still haven't forgiven the current operators of The Olympic for abandoning dinner service in The Georgian Room.
Mar 16 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on What Happened Yesterday at the Central District's Umoja Peace Center?.
That house has been a mess for decades, and has been without utilities for about a year.
Mar 16 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Trump's Budget Threatens Funding for Light Rail Projects in Puget Sound.
So Sargon dear, it's not the technology that you object to, it's the lack of grade separation in the Rainier Valley?