Jul 7, 2016
commented on Hillary to be Endorsed by Unknown Vermont Senator Bernie Something
The Stranger really hurt its credibility this election season with the constant condescension, gloating, and disdain for people who wanted an honest, progressive candidate.
I'll vote for Hillary, despite the fact that she's a moderate conservative and demonstrated war hawk. But I'll care less about the Stranger's political views, and I'll be more skeptical of the Stranger's endorsements down ticket. How many other establishment candidates with track records of dishonesty and anti-progressive policies are Baume and company going to push with the dismissive "the grown-ups in the room know mediocrity is the best option" line?
Mar 15, 2016
commented on Vancouver, BC Provides Seattle With Yet Another Excellent Lesson About the Dangers of an Overvalued Housing Market
"In physics, the effort to bring such extreme states or realities together causes nonsense to come out of the mathematics."
No, that's just what pretentious faux-intellectuals say when trying to ground their lazy bullshit in something more serious. Even if there were a grain of truth to it, anyone halfway serious would know that applying laws of physics to the housing market makes as much sense as talking about nuclear fission in terms of literary influences.
Feb 22, 2016
commented on Alright, Slog: Bernie or Hillary?
From a policy perspective, it's a moderate who plays politics-as-usual versus a far-left idealist who hasn't shown he can drive consensus around his platform.
But pragmatically, I really don't like political dynasties and overt oligarchies. So I picked Sanders.
Nov 24, 2015
commented on I, Anonymous
Bus butt is annoying, but minor compared to the way metro buses routinely run red lights and cruise through crosswalks without stopping before seeing if they can turn right on red.
At the left turn from 4th ave S towards the bus base, buses routinely caravan through their turn light after it turns red, each bus figuring if they stay close to the one in front of them it will keep traffic from entering the intersection. It's not unusual for three buses to enter the intersection after opposite traffic has a green light.
And I have seen so many pedestrians nearly hit by buses crossing Dearborn at 4th. Buses run the left turn red light, and it's such a large intersection that an inattentive pedestrian can be halfway across on a walk sign before the bus is on top of them.
I'm sure commenters here will find a way to blame pedestrians and drivers, but fact is, Seattle metro bus drivers are incredibly aggressive and dangerous. It's going to cost the city (meaning us) a lot of money in wrongful death suits if the police don't start paying attention to the problem.
Mar 9, 2015
commented on Heavy Metal's Illegible Fonts
The point of the font, much like the sound and the album cover, is inaccessible detail. It's not my cup of tea either, but you might as well complain that Nicleback albums have incredibly overt imagery and typesetting that leaves no mystery. That's kind of, you know, the point.
But thanks for sharing.