commented on Seattle Ambient Musician Benoit Pioulard Needs a Helping Hand for His Broken Wrist
It would be an interesting story to explore what his insurance situation is - what does under-insured mean? - as a way of exploring how Obamacare is working out for people. Does he have insurance? If his income is very low, he'd be eligible for Medicaid and would have no costs; if it's not low enough, he may have bought a bronze-type plan that, as @1 says, has a very high deductible. I'm not saying this to criticize him (in case that's what it sounds like, since this IS the internet) - I hope he gets the funds he needs, just curious how Obamacare is playing out for artists and others.
commented on Queer Issue: How Season Two of Transparent Seduces Viewers into Learning Gay History
Transparent (especially season 2) left an impression on me in a way that no other TV show I can recall has. I loved the way it dealt with the history.
Even though I think the Ali/Syd relationship was kind of forced and heavy-handed; and I didn't really get where they were going with Ali's relationship with the Lesbian professor (can't recall her name)... The Berlin angle was so well done (along with the story Josh and his son) that I still really loved the whole season.
commented on ICYMI: Sen. Elizabeth Warren Endorses Hillary Clinton
Boy, I was for Bernie from day one of the campaign, but even I'm getting tired and embarrassed of the deliberate obtuseness of Bernie supporters online. Obviously, Warren was endorsing Clinton over Trump, not Clinton over Bernie. Do you really think that is a betrayal?
commented on Council Questions $160 Million Price Tag for Three-Story Police Station
"I could see farmers markets there..." - O'Toole sounds out of touch. I'm really going to take my kids for a Sunday stroll to buy asparagus at a market located at department under investigation for excessive use of force, with guns laying around all over the place and officers on steroids fresh from the firing range. I might as well send my kids to Catholic summer camp. I appreciate having a police force for real emergencies, but at all other times, my feeling is that kids and police don't mix. And I'm white.