commented on Boeing Negotiates with Machinists After Refusing to Negotiate with Machinists
Boeing's leverage rapidly disappeared when their "demand letter" became public. They are asking for a state to recreate: Boeing, Paine & SeaTac airports; Ports of Everett, Seattle, Tacoma & Olympia; BNSF rail lines; and a 470 million cubic foot assembly plant. And that's even before they demand billions in tax breaks. There's not a whole lot of places that can come up with that in 18 months.
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commented on Teacher: Pot Party Sent Bad Message to Kids
I’m a high school health teacher and I do not try to scare my kids from using drugs.
"I just try to scare adults from legal activities that I think are making my job harder."
Find some sand and pound it, Miss Plumpe.
commented on The Mark Driscoll Plagiarism Scandal: The Plot Thickens...
@7 Actually, no. If/when Driscoll is caught with a cock in his mouth, attendance will drop dramatically and so will the collection. This has played out many times before. There will still be a circle of "disciples" around him (this is a personality cult, after all), but he won't be able to pull in the big bucks anymore. He'll be reduced to doing appearances at all-white hate churches.
commented on A Very Star Trek Christmas
Shatner, Takei, Nimoy & Nichols are still very visible and embrace their role in the Trek universe. That's a huge reason while the original series remains popular.
commented on Michael Medved Starts Silly Rumor About Gary Locke Running for President
Of course Gary Locke is going to run for President. Think of all the landmark achievements from his time as Governor:
- Fixed our regressive tax structure to not be dependent on consumer spending in boom times.
- Stood up to Boeing and other Big Biz when they demanded tax breaks.
- Fully funded primary & secondary education for generations to come.
- Wore well-fitting suits to campaign stops and delivered moving speeches that fired up progressives young & old.
Oh, wait. He did none of that. He was a completely forgettable middling party hack technocrat.