RonK, Seattle
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Jun 15 RonK, Seattle commented on A Queer Person Visited Every Business in Tukwila—and Asked Them to Lower Their Flags for Orlando Shooting Victims.
Before you go off on some slack-jawed minimum-wage counter person, please apply Hanlon's Razor.
Jun 15 RonK, Seattle commented on Listen to the Chairman of Washington State’s Anti-Trans Bathroom Initiative Tell Men to Follow Women into Bathrooms.
Please be considerate of other patrons when discharging personal defense devices in confined spaces such as a public restrooms.
Jun 14 RonK, Seattle commented on Hillary Crushing Trump In New Poll.
Hit Post too soon. Prev MSNBC discussion was on polls 2 wks and 4 wks stale.

@14 - 9% for Johnson is consistent with other results (but not necessarily predictive, as it reflects protest vote intent).
Jun 14 RonK, Seattle commented on Hillary Crushing Trump In New Poll.
Fresh polling out today: Bloomberg shows Clinton 49, Trump 37, Johnson 9.
Jun 14 RonK, Seattle commented on Hillary Crushing Trump In New Poll.
Team Sanders may have a more than abundant lunatic fringe, but it's not built on a lunatic core. And most of that core will turn around when they get out of the lunatic echo chamber and get exposed to more reliable accounts of the real Hillary.
Jun 13 RonK, Seattle commented on The Morning News: Orlando's Victims Mourned in Seattle, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Awards Speech, and Another Shooting.
Errata: Amended reports indicate the 911 claim of loyalty to Daesh/ISIS/ISIL came later in the action, when the shooter was holding hostages in the bathroom.
Jun 13 RonK, Seattle commented on Invitation Declined.
Well played, Dan.

Anent @36, a true story: Single-parent friends on their very first date - a Steve Martin comedy - with his & her small kids in tow. The evening had gone well by all accounts, when on the way home a small voice piped up from the back seat.

"Mommy? What's a blow job?"
Jun 8 RonK, Seattle commented on Science News: Studying How a Dog Shakes Water from Its Body Is Important to Science but Wasteful to GOP Senator.
The late Sen William Proxmire (D-WI) made a career out of ridiculing research grants base on their top-line descriptions (he did little else in his Congressional career) -- and the people still worship him for it.
Jun 7 RonK, Seattle commented on Seattle Activist Sarra Tekola Runs Into Bill Clinton in Los Angeles, Curses Him Over Crime Bill.
Not that facts matter anymore, but there's not even a post hoc ergo propter hoc relationship between the Clinton Crime Bill and mass incarceration.

There is such a relationship between Bill's Crime Bill and a notable reduction in violent ends to black lives ... but any cause-and-effect relationship may have as much to do with elimination of leaded gas and lead paint as with criminal justice policy.

There is a post hoc ergo propter hoc relationship between the 1999 repeal of certain Glass-Steagall provisions and the 2007 financial crisis and ensuing recession ... but the causal connection is doubtful since the subprime lending practices and securitization of mortgages to which the onset of the crisis is largely attributed were already legal under Glass-Steagall.
Jun 6 RonK, Seattle commented on Hillary Clinton Has Already Won the Democratic Nomination.
Granting for the sake of argument that Hillary single-handedly destroyed Libya, Venezuela, Syria and Ukraine ... doesn't she get any credit at all for the long list of countries she didn't destroy?