DOUG.
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Mar 22 DOUG. commented on Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz for President?.
He'll move to Capitol to Oklahoma City. Fuck him.
Mar 22 DOUG. commented on Bainbridge Island Trumpcare Protesters Cancel Die-In Demonstration in the Wake of London Attacks.
It's easy for me to bitch about this from behind my computer, but I don't see any reason to cancel an event like the Westlake die-in because of what happened in London. That only makes attacks like these more effective.

What happened in London was terrible, and the victims could have been any of us. But how many people die each day in the United States due to lack of access to decent health care? It's a lot more than 4.
Mar 22 DOUG. commented on Where Trumpcare Will Hurt Most in Washington State.
What do the colors in the Congressional map indicate? I can make no connection.
Mar 20 DOUG. commented on A Ride the Ducks Truck Smashes Into Yet Another Car.
@14: Why? Since 65-year-old women pay about the lowest rate for car insurance of any age/gender demographic, I'd assume they are pretty safe drivers.
Mar 20 DOUG. commented on A Ride the Ducks Truck Smashes Into Yet Another Car.
Brian Tracey should be in prison.
Mar 17 DOUG. commented on To the Tourists Who Hate Visiting Seattle: You’re Doing It Wrong.
Hate visiting now? Wait until we lose bike share.
Mar 17 DOUG. commented on Five Reasons the Red Hot Chili Peppers Are Maybe Okay?.
@4: I'm pretty sure it's lame hipsters who consider the RHCP "the lamest band ever". And call them "the peps".
Mar 17 DOUG. commented on Five Reasons the Red Hot Chili Peppers Are Maybe Okay?.
I don't know where all the Chili Pepper hate comes from. I lived in LA from '86 to '92, saw them at medium-sized clubs and always had a good time. Mother's Milk is a great party album.

And by the way, the mid/late-80s was a really shitty time for music in LA. Hair bands lined the Sunset Strip. Bands like the RHCP, Jane's Addiction (also widely-hated for some reason), Thelonious Monster, Fishbone, Mary's Danish and X made the LA music scene bearable.
Mar 16 DOUG. commented on Guest Editorial: Starbucks' New Paid Family Leave Policy Isn't as Groundbreaking as You May Have Heard.
@7: Not sure. I guess it would depend on how many hours the person with the desk job worked each week. We sort of presume those jobs are full-time, while a barista's job isn't necessarily.

That said, none of this should be decided by an employer. It seems that most civilized societies have publicly-funded maternity leave (and prenatal care).