commented on Long Live the War on Cars: Regional Leaders Call for More Mass Transit as City Unveils Plans to Lower Speed Limits
m.sam: You keep saying there must be something better...what might that be? What evidence do you have that the timeline for ST3 is unreasonable, given the scope of the project? What if this isn't a "punch in the teeth," but is actually a well-considered--but utterly massive--public works project that will take exactly as much time and money as described? How can you be sure this isn't already a great deal, given the scope?
I hate to say it, but your ongoing lack of specifics and hair-trigger defensiveness make it seem like you're just going off a "feeling" you have about it, and not actually thinking it through in the slightest.
commented on The Election Is Tightening—Don't Waste Your Vote
When do we reach the point where the Bernie people are even dumber and/or more nihilistic than the Trump folks? Judging by this thread, that margin is narrowing along with Clinton's lead in the polls.
Hey geniuses, there is no fucking "gun to your head," there's just an imperfect world that will be made way, way more imperfect if Trump wins. Stop citing polls from late spring as if that means a single goddamn thing right now, stop talking about the DNC, and quit treating this like some group therapy session in which you and your feelings, or your yearnings, or your "conscience" or whatever faux-progressive bullshit you'd like to spout matters more than averting the horror of a Trump presidency.
Please! I'm begging you. Let's argue later. We can fix it after the election, I promise. Use your brain and do what you know has to be done in the here and now.
commented on Surprise! Trump Flip-Flops on Immigration in Arizona Speech
I will never understand why anyone expects grief-stricken people to have sensible ideas, as their judgment is clearly (and understandably) compromised. The prism of grief distorts the world to a place that has only a tangential relationship to rational thought.
commented on Fuck You, Pedestrians
Photographing this guy like you did is so insanely passive-aggressive, it's like you live in Seattle or something.