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.
8:41 PM yesterday Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on A Bad Day for Sound Transit: Budget Hits in Both Washingtons.
Raindrop dear, you must try not to feel sorry for me.
5:20 PM yesterday Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on A Bad Day for Sound Transit: Budget Hits in Both Washingtons.
The President proposes, Congress disposes, so we'll have to see what happens with that.

As far as the state level, it's disappointing, but not the end of the world, and not unforeseeable. Car tabs are steep, and people need cars (not me, I live on the rail line)
7:05 AM yesterday Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on The Independent: Is Seattle Ready for Nikkita Oliver?.
She won't make it past the primaries, but her campaign is an interesting novelty. I don't know why she doesn't challenge Harrel in the south end, get a few years of actual experience under her belt and then run for mayor. I guess that's not glamorous enough.
May 22 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Sometimes I Think Donald Trump Is In a FemDom Relationship.
It's tough bing an FSB agent. Especially on an assignment this long, unpleasant and arduous.
May 10 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Mayor Ed Murray Ends Re-Election Campaign.
Arty dear, strictly speaking, you're talking about hebephiles, not pedophiles. I just learned that term the other day.
May 10 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Update: Hanford Nuclear Site in Lockdown Over Emergency.
Coal's share of the power supply in the US has been declining for several years, and it's not coming back. That's partly because of fracking (equally bad environmentally, but it is not as wasteful as coal), and partly because of the growth of renewables. It has very little to do with regulations on coal. Beyond that, electric consumption is flat or (in some areas, like Seattle) decreasing. That is largely because of regulations requiring energy efficient appliances and energy efficient building codes.

Renewables will probably never be enough to fuel the county, but renewables with storage will. The new frontier is battery and other kinds of storage. Germany is using an old coal mine for pumped storage, which I think is fascinating.

As for nuclear, to paraphrase just about anyone who knows anything about it, it's the dumbest way ever contrived to boil water. Fusion - if it ever comes about - will be a great thing, but it's the holy grail.
May 10 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Mayor Ed Murray Ends Re-Election Campaign.
Thank you for proving my point so nicely, nrutas dear.

Do you really think that, if elected to Mayor of Seattle, he would still be "anti-transit"? He may well still be against they way they are determining the car tabs, and I'm here to tell you, that may put him in office. Reforming that - even if he can't really do anything about it as mayor - will be a much more popular position than the idea of eliminating the police department.
May 10 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Mayor Ed Murray Ends Re-Election Campaign.
So Murray is out. The slate of other liberal candidates are either damaged (McGinn), won't pass the purity tests (Hasegawa), or just nuts (Oliver and Moon).

The left is vulnerable right now, right here in Seattle. Beware of an attractive person with business experience emerging who is cool with gay people but wants to bring "order" to our streets. It can happen here.
May 9 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Trump Just Fired FBI Director James Comey.
Christie is on the outs with Jared because he was part of a team that sent his daddy to jail, so that's out. But Rudy might be just what the junta ordered.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/16/politics/t…