commented on If You Didn't Vote, Why?
What @13 and @36 said, but I think there's also this: After pot and gay marriage, which both felt like huge, important "wave" issues, it's been harder to get excited about shit like Metro funding and class sizes for pre-schools. I think there's a little burnout after a series of You Must Fucking Vote elections. I mean, I know they're all supposed to be YMFV elections, but the fact is some people end up subtly prioritizing, and for whatever reason, for many, this one got deprioritzed.
commented on Breaking News: Not All Cops Are Lying Scumbags Who Can't Wait to Fatally Shoot Unarmed Civilians
Am I the only one who detects a faint whiff of sulfur while reading this? There's a suspicious level of detail involved from the pen of this supposed police chief, who evidently gleaned specifics like "the mother cried as you delivered her groceries" from a "police department employee's family member" he ran into whilst...what, perusing diapers and such at the local grocery concern?
I'm not saying it didn't happen, but I also wouldn't be surprised if this letter materialized on Snopes within a month or two.
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Too Much Work
@5: They have only been married five months... Unlikely a court would award maintenance (that's what they call alimony in Wash state). But the longer she waits, the more screwed she'll be.