COMTE
Awesome Person 2011
SWASHBUCKLING HERO 2012
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Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA, USA, Earth, Sol, Sagittarius Arm, Milky Way Galaxy
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COMTE is the online handle of Christopher Comte, a native of the great State of… more »

COMTE is not putting up with any of your bullshit.
Feb 19 COMTE commented on The Morning News: Trump is the Ebola of Politics, GOP State Senator Dinosaur Rossi Wants Darkness to Fall on Light Rail.
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Strange, I didn't see anyone loitering outside, but I was only there for about 10 minutes. Maybe next time I'm there I'll ask Kevin if he knows anything, since I presume that's who you're referring to.
Feb 17 COMTE commented on The Morning News: Trump is the Ebola of Politics, GOP State Senator Dinosaur Rossi Wants Darkness to Fall on Light Rail.
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The public record is very specific in noting they were proscribed from performing law enforcement functions; something anyone can very easily confirm in a few seconds. I suspect you already knew that, but of course, it doesn't fit with your pseudo-hypothetical narrative, hence your failure to cite sources that would obviously contradict your maladroit inference.

And you STILL haven't given us a date, time, and location for your prospective beat-down - why is that?
Feb 17 COMTE commented on The Morning News: Trump is the Ebola of Politics, GOP State Senator Dinosaur Rossi Wants Darkness to Fall on Light Rail.
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Yes, in 2010 he authorized 1,200 National Guard troops to assist the roughly 350 Guard members already deployed on the border. And since we're being fair, it's worth pointing out that his predecessor in the White House also put some 6,000 National Guard troops on the border in 2006, although in neither case did they engage in law enforcement activities; but rather provided logistical, intelligence, and construction, support to Border Patrol agents.
Feb 16 COMTE commented on UPDATED: State Supreme Court Says Florist Who Refused to Serve Gay Couple Violated Anti-Discrimination Law.
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I think it comes down to how the law defines "public accommodation", which, under Title II of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, is somewhat limited, both in terms of the types of businesses affected, as well as the classes of citizens. Presumably, Washington State has a more liberal interpretation of the term, which encompasses a larger pool of protected classes that includes LGBTQA citizens, and denotes a wider range of businesses for which public accommodation applies. But basically, it says that a business open to the general public cannot discriminate against someone in a protected class solely on the basis of their being a member of that class, which clearly was the case here. If the business owner had simply said they couldn't take the job because they were over booked, for example, it would have been very difficult to prove discrimination actually occurred, and they probably would have gotten away with it.
Feb 16 COMTE commented on The President Is Insane.
I'm trying to imagine living in a reality where you can just say anything you want, no matter how little it corresponds to the reality of literally everyone else around you, and not have to worry about the consequences, because if anyone refutes what you say, you can just call them liars, even if 99% of what you say can be objectively, empirically dis-proven, and there are other people surrounding you who will keep letting you get away with it, because they're either terrified of what will happen if you DO suddenly come to your senses, or else they've got their own agendas that depend in large part on allowing you to say whatever nonsensical shit spews from your pie-hole.

This must be what it's like to have had the incredible good fortune to be born into vast wealth, but without the basic intellectual capacity to recognize how it was all just a fluke of luck and genes.
Feb 16 COMTE commented on Obamacare and Why Socialism Is Good For Business.
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Except of course, ACA ISN'T "socialized" healthcare, it's simply a flawed system that's created a larger pool of customers for market-based mandated self (or employer or both) paid coverage through the for-profit insurance industry, which is a far cry from a truly socialized system like you'll find in pretty much every other First World Country.
Feb 16 COMTE commented on The Morning News: What We Know about the Arrest of a Seattle "Dreamer," More Late-Night Bus Service Coming.
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Yep, that's why I made the connection in the first place. You'd be surprised what you can see from the window of an Amtrak car. Like, how many homeowners only tidy up the FRONTS of their properties, the parts their neighbors have to look at every day, and turn the BACKS into literal pig sties that I imagine even some pigs would find offensive.

Seriously, I've seen just as bad as those images - worse if you include the hoarders who fill their homes floor-to-ceiling with garbage, detritus, and organic waste - of every variety. At least in a homeless encampment it's possible to get upwind from the vile stench of rotting food, putrefying feces, and slowly decomposing organic refuse; in a house full of it, not so easy.