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Sep 30 King Rat commented on SDOT Apparently Gives a Shit About Bikers.
"Meaning, they'd think real long and hard before casually blocking them."

Since when do they think long and hard before blocking vehicle lanes either? Construction crews are dicks. Probably more dickish bicycles, but pretty fucking dickish to everyone.
Sep 25 King Rat commented on Helmet Machines Will Not Be Ready for Seattle Bike Share Launch.
I'm still pissed they axed the only Eastlake station that would be useful for residents because of NIMBYs.
Sep 16 King Rat commented on Again with This Leviticus Shit.
So put up one of them billboards already.
Aug 18 King Rat commented on Police Misconduct Is Out of Control.
http://www.policemisconduct.net/

That's a site run by libertarian Cato Institute. They are ahead of most people with respect to the police being out of control.
Feb 24 King Rat commented on Bookstores Are Not Charities.
For once, Paul Constant is right.
Jan 14 King Rat commented on Thanks to the US Government, Amazon Is Back to Being an E-Book Monopoly Again.
So Paul Constant is in favor of me paying $14.99 instead of $9.99. What a dick.
Jan 8 King Rat commented on Amazon Openly Tries to Steal Customers from Local Independent Book Store.
Huh. I didn't know those sales "belonged" to UBS.
Jan 4 King Rat commented on Locked in Rooms of Their Own.
So what the fuck do you intend to do about it? You failed at the resolution last year, and are making the exact same resolution this year. You are going to have similar results unless you do something different

When i had a crappy book blog and realized the same thing, i added a rule of thumb that i would start a book by someone non white or non male for every book i finished by a white male.

That's probably not appropriate for The Stranger, but you could do something else. For every issue with a book review, there will be at least two reviews and one of the authors will be a woman. Or no review of a male author gets scheduled for publication until you've decided on a book by a woman o review. Or every month the stack of books considered to be reviewed will have an equal number of men and women authors. (I.e., that sets a consideration time that you are actually thinking about gender parity.) Or you hire another reviewer who has a better track record for parity than you do to balance and push you in the right direction.

What are you actually going to commit to?
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Dec 27, 2013 King Rat commented on Another Come-to-Jesus About Life on the Internet, and Some Love for Paul.
Paul Constant doesn't like putting false information on Slog? The douchebag whose defense to saying Sunil Tripathy was the Boston Marathon bomber was that it was a rumor so it needed to be published? Come on.

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