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Catalina Vel-DuRay
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SWASHBUCKLING HERO 2012
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Beacon Hill Housewife and municipal career gal Born and raised in the rolling hills of… more »

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  • What helps you sleep?: a bottle of chardonnay
  • Folklife or A kick in the face while drowning in fish guts
  • Will in Seattle or Fnarf
  • Tom Skerritt or Dave Matthews
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Catalina Vel-DuRay is finally back up north.
2:07 PM yesterday Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on OMG One-Thousand-Foot Water Slide Coming to Seattle in July! I Hope!.
The watershed for drinking water is indeed low this year. The snowpack for electric is looking very good, however.
7:52 AM yesterday Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on One-Night Count Shows 21 Percent Increase in Homelessness in King County.
Thank you for the clarification, sarah dear. I can't imagine what it would be like to live in an RV, but I suppose that's a step up from a car. At least an RV has kitchen and bath facilities - as long as there's a place to fill up on water and propane, and a place to dump your waste tanks.

Maybe they should add RV hookups at the tent cities.
Jan 23 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on One-Night Count Shows 21 Percent Increase in Homelessness in King County.
Why don't they count the people who are living in broken down old RV's in places like SODO? You can hardly call that stable housing.
Jan 23 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Anyone Tried Out The Pono Music Player?.
I thought it said porno music player, and I was hoping it was a compilation of music soundtracks from porn.

What a disappointment.
Jan 22 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Defeating Keystone XL Would Be a Victory for Environmentalists, But It Might Mean More Dangerous Tar Sands Oil Moving Through Seattle.
They could take the old Milwaukee Road pass through the Cascades and restore that, but it's been turned to trails, and who wants to destroy a trail? (and besides, that crosses our Cedar River Watershed, and we really don't want hazardous cargo anywhere near that)

But I guess the biggest question is why doesn't TransCanada ship this stuff trans-Canada? Why do we have to be their lackey? There's east-west rail lines in Canada, and they go across even more remote territory than our lines do.
Jan 22 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on The Good News Is Senate Republicans Think Climate Change Is Real. The Bad News Is They Think It's "Biblical.".
Joni Ernst is a product of welfare. So was I and much of my family, to one degree or another. The entire "heartland" is full of moochers, but they are so deep in self-denial that they could never admit it to themselves, let alone each other. That's how we end up with crazy representatives and ridiculous theories like Biblical inspired climate change.

Obama was 100% right when he said these folks cling to guns and religion. That's why the backlash against that statement was so strong.
Jan 22 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Watch Arctic Sea Ice Melt Over 28 Years in One Minute.
Of course Seattleblahs doesn't have children. Can you imagine being him and trying to get someone to mate with you?

The poor dear. It can't be easy to go through life like that.
Jan 21 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on The Ghetto in Three Parts: Seattle.
Raindrip dear, take a trip to Minneapolis, Omaha, or Kansas City. You'll find all the ghetto you could ever hope for.
Jan 21 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on House Republicans to American Women: Do the "Rape Victim" Thing Right or Give Birth to Your Rapist's Baby.
Republicans are horrible people. And the people who vote for them are idiots.
Jan 20 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on It's Time for a State of the Union Live-Slog and Drinking Game Extravaganza!.
Thank you, Rob! dear.

For the record, EVERYONE wore bread bags in Iowa. Father Vel-DuRay was an attorney, and we wore bread bags. It made it easier to get your boots on and off over your shoes.

I hate manufactured folksy. I really, really do.
 

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