commented on Why Is Bumbershoot Better This Year Than Previous Years?
I'm with other folks here: I'd like to see some more scrutiny on how Bumbershoot can claim to be a community event/non-profit when ticket prices have skyrocketed. If memory serves me correct, in 2000 a day's ticket cost <$15, and now a day's ticket is $71 with fees!!! How is that promoting "community" when only rich techies, suburbanites and their bratty children can attend?!
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Dimpure
HOLD ON! For the most part I agree with Dan, BUT "he is a bit younger"...??? How old is he? Is this a teachable moment? I mean, a young ignorant sexophobe can be changed! Instead of just dumping him, what about a heartfelt and insightful discussion about his, um, attitudes. I mean, he is "willing to date you", meaning he does like you and this maybe he'll listen to you, so maybe you can teach him a thing or two. Like if he really is "more mature than his age", then he should start acting like it, which means dropping the judgment and anti-sex attitudes...
Sep 27, 2013
commented on Seattle's North 85th Street
I was riding the 48 once with a guy from my grad school. He mentioned he lived at 85th and Aurora. "Oh, i'm sorry," I said, "that's the worst street in north Seattle."
"Really?" He replied. "I'm from LA."
'Nuff said. #SeattleProblems.
Jul 15, 2013
commented on No Surprise, the Seattle Times Shuts Out Progressives in Council Races
Just curious, what is the Times' record with endorsements? While I remember fondly their support for GW twice, Rossi twice, and whatever knee-jerk R that was sorry enough to run for Senate in the last decade, their 'preferences' for city council/mayor stick less in my head. Granted, several of the more conservative councilmembers have been woefully - ie EMBARRASSINGLY - under- or un- challenged, I'd like to see a graph of of their record. C'mon, Stranger graphic interns, get on this!