commented on Governor Inslee Tries to Have It Both Ways On Protecting Washingtonians From Cancer, Pleases No One
If we don't make a good faith effort now then all our asses will be on the line. The increasingly toxic stew sloshing around in the Salish Sea will increasingly harm more than just Native Americans and Asian and Pacific Islander communities and that's bad news for everyone.
It might cost money, it might be bold, but the lives of your neighbors and the future you leave your children depend on healthy fish and clean waters and that means hard work. Ridiculous efforts to push profit over people only harms us all in the end.
commented on Mayor Murray Tells State Senator Jamie Pedersen That Seattle Can't Have a Metro-funding "Plan C" and Universal Pre-School
1) we tried the VLF-for-roads-and-transit thing in Seattle and failed, and while this one passed in-city it's still tainted by that past failure and lack of vocal institutional support at the time (ahem, Olympia) so it would be a hard push even with prop 1 getting a nod in the city limits
2) taking back the senate is not looking too good. And even if, they squandered past majorities seeking out mushy halfway fixes like lumping it in with nickel taxes. The Olympia mindset even tainted sound transit by pressing the failed Olympia-pushed Roads and Transit. Legislators' inability to support transit-specific funding (a proven winner, see ST2.1 and MTN versus Streets For All and Prop 1) makes this a cop-out
Plus, if they stonewall activists seeking support and compromise while using children as human shields then what makes you think they're acting in good faith or capable of working on lasting transit funding?
commented on The Type of Police Reform I Want to See
My witheringly low opinion of you sinks lower each day.
Word to the wise, Ed: you're already screwing up more than Schell at this point and without a fraction of his achievements.