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 Senator Patty Murray: Ben Carson Is the "Wrong Choice" to Lead Housing and Urban Development.
HUB is the Husky Union Building, as anyone who ever went to UW knows.

Duh.
8:42 AM yesterday Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on It's Snowing In Seattle and We Are All Going to Die.
Well, the tomb is the great equalizer, isn't it? We might as well just enjoy it while we're here.
Nov 29 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Have a Thanksgiving Horror Story? We Want to Hear About It..
My grandparent's pressure cooker blew up once. It sprayed hot liquid all over the kitchen and killed their parakeet and a bunch of baby chicks. (Yes, they kept a parakeet and chicks in their kitchen - the baby chickens only during brooding season. When I said I come from country folks, I meant it).
Nov 28 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Have a Thanksgiving Horror Story? We Want to Hear About It..
Mr. Vel-DuRay works for the railroad, so I am resigned to the fact that Thanksgiving will always mean that we will have an indeterminate number of people who just came in off the Empire Builder and have no place to go, plus any stray neighbors.

My way of coping it to make a crockpot full of dressing, a crockpot full of mashed potatoes, and a crockpot full of some sort of vegetable dish. I start them cooking on the sideboard early in the morning, and use them as the serving dishes, because they will keep everything warm. I then start the turkey, and a few hours later I throw in a ham. I put a plastic tablecloth down, roll the silver in napkins, and have a stack of plates in the warming cart in the dining room. People can come and go as they please, and I just wipe down the table when a group is done.
Nov 26 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Live Updates from #BlackLivesMatter Protest in Downtown Seattle.
dwightmoodyforgetsthings dear, I'm not "shitting" on anyone. (You really must try not to be so vulgar when attempting to express yourself). I'm calling out self-aggrandizement disguised as activism. There's a difference.
Nov 26 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Live Updates from #BlackLivesMatter Protest in Downtown Seattle.
Idiot Sawant dear, let's not get carried away. The BLM protests in downtown Seattle are not creating more Trump voters (This is Seattle, after all, where people have a modicum of intelligence, and understand the world around them). They're not doing anything, other than just being pests. See my comment @2
Nov 26 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Live Updates from #BlackLivesMatter Protest in Downtown Seattle.
Here's an idea: If BLM protesters want to really do something for black lives, why don't they go to places like Lewis County and set up tables in malls to answer questions in a non-confrontational way? There are people out there who could probably be swayed to their side, but are afraid of getting screamed at for asking the wrong question, or using the wrong words.

And leave the word "privilege" of out the discussion: While white privilege certainly exists, there's a lot of white people who sure don't feel privileged, and starting off the conversation that way is like how Trump talks about black people. Bringing people around to the point where they understand that they are comparatively privileged will do much more than self-importantly marching around downtown yelling about it. Racism is, among other things, a tool that the economic elite use to keep the lower classes mad at each other instead of mad at them. These protests play right into the hands of the powerful.

Nov 25 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Live Updates from #BlackLivesMatter Protest in Downtown Seattle.
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn dear, are you mad at me or Raindrop? It's hard to tell from that angerpost.

And dwightmoody dear, you seem to have no problem with boring old predicable Seattle "protests" that seem to exist only to make a small group of people feel smug and self-satisfied. Maybe you are the one who should go back to filing her nails?

Do something that will be remembered Monday morning, and I'll be impressed.
Nov 25 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Live Updates from #BlackLivesMatter Protest in Downtown Seattle.
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn dear, I have a problem with it because it's the same street theatre every year. It's as predictable as the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, but much more ineffectual and not nearly as entertaining (which is not saying much).

If you want to get to "Ozzie and Harriet and Junior", get off your high horse and head out of downtown (which, believe it or not, is largely comprise of allies) or are you afraid of what's outside your bubble? This election should have proven to even the most hardcore purity test liberal that we need to get out there and maybe even try to listen. This isn't listening and this isn't reaching out. At best, it's just reaching around.
Nov 25 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Live Updates from #BlackLivesMatter Protest in Downtown Seattle.
GermanSausage dear, you don't find many door buster sales in downtown Seattle. The "Dicks" you are referring to are mostly at Wal-Mart and Target or out at some mall. And you'll notice that these protesters don't go anywhere near malls or big box stores, because that would mean some real confrontation, probably with the people they say they speak for, not just street theatre.

But of course it won't be a real old-timey downtown Seattle protest until the anarchists arrive.....