Brandon J.
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Feb 9, 2014 Brandon J. commented on Legalize Preschool!.
I know a large body of data shows that kids who go to preschool do better in school and have a higher graduation rate and are less likely to do stupid, self destructive things, but MAYBE that's because parents who can afford to enroll their children in preschool are generally wealthier and can thus afford a better overall education for their children, and can raise their kids in better environments which in turn leads to less self-destructive behavior.

Correlation does not prove causation. I am willing to bet cash money that sticking kids in glorified daycare when they're 3 years old will not improve their SAT scores BY ITSELF. If you want to improve our public school system, then FUND our public school system. Expand it in meaningful ways, and stop treating teachers like shit. It really is that simple!
Dec 10, 2013 Brandon J. commented on On the Man Who Set Out to Kill Sex Offenders in Clallam County.
Before we all start supporting this guy, I'd like to remind everyone that you can become a sex offender for ridiculous things, like public urination, or having a naked picture of YOURSELF from when you were under 18. It does happen and it ruins people's lives and now a crazy person is coming to kill you.
Nov 25, 2013 Brandon J. commented on "White House-Backed Gay 'Activist' Dan Savage Slams 'Kiddy-F*cking Catholic Priests'.
@12 the difference is that teachers, day care providers, and other child care professionals all have to go through extensive background checks. They are heavily scrutinized and any improper behavior is required by law to be reported. The Catholic church does not conduct background checks on its clergy, and they have an extensive history of covering up child abuse by pedophile preists. This practice is so heavily ingrained in the church that even the Pope himself has been implicated. Any reputation the Catholic Church has earned for harboring child molesters is well deserved.
Jul 26, 2013 Brandon J. commented on I, Anonymous.
If you want people to abandon the safety and privacy of their cars for public transportation, then you need to make that transportation safe and reasonably pleasant. That means kicking out all the assholes who can't be bothered to behave as if there are other people around. By the way, it's illegal to smoke pot on the sidewalk just like it's illegal to smoke pot on the bus, because it's illegal to smoke pot in PUBLIC. Stoners have flouted that rule since day one of legalization, and frankly, it's about time you all started getting fined.
Jul 15, 2013 Brandon J. commented on Write-In Candidate For Mayor Wants to Legalize What?.
If this guy is going around publicly advocating sex with children, the odds are better than zero that he's tried it himself. That's why he should be investigated.
Jul 11, 2013 Brandon J. commented on I, Anonymous.
To the misogynist assholes who are saying this must be an all-female band, I have one name to share with you. Axl Rose.
May 5, 2013 Brandon J. commented on Boycott the NBA Playoffs!.
I'm from Iowa, the nearest NBA team is hundreds of miles away. And yet, people are still RABID pro basketball fans. They just pick whatever team looks cool or wins a lot and adopt them as "their team". So no, I don't think Seattle will lose its market for the NBA. There could be no teams in your half of the country and people would still watch.
May 2, 2013 Brandon J. commented on SPD Supports Free Speech and Doesn't Use Excessive Force, Police Say.
Hey Fnarf, what do you think Erica C. Barnett did to get tear gassed? Do you think she threw stuff at the cops too? What about last year when Brendan got pepper sprayed? What was he doing to provoke the SPD? Being a journalist is not a criminal offense. A few people throw stuff, and the SPD mace the whole crowd. A baby gets hit by a flash bang, and it's the mother's fault for being there? If that's how the SPD lets people express their first amendment rights, it's no wonder they're being sued by the DOJ.
Mar 13, 2013 Brandon J. commented on I, Anonymous.
@1: What a surprise! Someone on reddit is an asshole.
Mar 11, 2013 Brandon J. commented on Gun Nuts and Drone Fears.
I can't believe I have to explain this, but a person with a concealed carry permit is not the same thing as a President unilaterally executing people with his army of flying robots. The U.S. Government is arguing that they have the right to kill anyone, U.S. citizen or not, on or off U.S. soil, by dropping bombs on them. No trial, no evidence, just blow 'em up. This is big deal, but you (and Steinberg) are pissed because somebody wants to own a Glock.