Nov 18, 2015
commented on Today in Election Results: Shannon Braddock Gains Slightly in West Seattle, Tammy Morales Concedes in District 2
having worked for king county elections in a variety of positions, including working with live (ie voted) ballots, i encourage anyone i know to NOT write in names for non-viable people - you have NO IDEA how much extra work goes in to write in ballots, as EVERY write-in has to be handled by at least two (often more) workers on the county's dime - back in the '06 general (federal) election i had to handle a ballot where the douchetard had only voted on the federal positions (my guess was he only knew the names enough to pay attention to those races) and then wrote "MY DICK" in to EVERY OTHER GODDAMNED RACE. i had to sit there with another worker (live ballots are NEVER left alone with a single person, and armed county sherriffs have to be present, quite often with D & R representatives to watch over everything) and record every single fucking "vote" - a big damn waste of taxpayers' $/county workers' time.
Sep 4, 2015
commented on Drunk of the Week
i'm with ms. v-DR - my fondest bumbershoot memories are when i paid $4.25 per day (advance tickets from pay'n'save drug stores - camera counter!) and got to see acts like eurythmics on the stage at the coliseum.
last time i went was a couple years ago and couldn't get over the über-entitledness of many drunk and/or just plain disrespectful idiots (see @2 for an example) - if i wanted to subject myself to that i could do it for free on the hill on most any night of the week these days...
Jul 31, 2015
commented on Savage Love
i came out (as a dyke) online in the 80s ("hayes compatible" modem on a c-64...i could type faster than the baud rate could handle!) i can say with 99% surety that the first letter is a fake. super male-voicey, and just....NO. i had my gf read it and asked for her reaction without her reading any responses, and she said the same thing
dan if you ever need a pair of dyke eyes to filter through real and fake "lesbian" letters just be in touch.